I love beauty products and make-up and have done since I was really young. My best Christmas present when I was 8 was a baby-blue nail polish, I was also allowed an apple flavoured lip-gloss that came in a funny tin. My most treasured possessions at the time 🙂
Nothing has changed. I still love my beauty products but I prefer them to be as “clean” as possible.
We expose ourselves to a cocktail of chemicals every day just by doing a minimum amount of grooming. Showering, moisturizing, deodorizing, brushing our teeth..
It’s estimated that a women slap on an average of 2 kilograms of pure chemicals every year!! (for men that number is 1 kilogram)
We don’t really know how the body deals with all these substances or what happens when they are mixed with other chemicals.
A product might contain a substance that has been deemed safe in small amounts but this does not take in to consideration the cocktail-effect you get by using several products on top of each other.
Some of these products contains chemicals that are questionable and possible harmful for the environment and for our health.
Big brands are changing but only if there is a possibility of a big dent to their revenue. Body Shop and L’Oréal are facing out suspected cancer causing PFAS chemicals thanks to consumer pressure and boycotts.
But big corporations also spend large amounts of money to lobby for the continuous use of chemicals that have been classed as harmful as we’ve seen in the case of preservative PHMB.
I chose to buy most of my beauty products from brands with a mission to sell products that are gentle on the environment and ANY living organism.
We are spoilt for choice with new interesting products hitting the market on an almost a daily basis.
If a brands main mission is to provide clean and effective products, well, then I’m in!
Hi everyone! This video is about new beauty, hair and skin care products I have bought or have been using in October.
All of these products are paid for by me, no freebies here 🙂
I hope you like it and don’t forget to subscribe here.
The products in this video:
EcoSopia Hand and body wash
RMS un-cover (I have no 22)
Green People Fruitful Nights
Insight Daily Use Shampoo
4 in 1 Tabitha Conditioner
Corinne Taylor Re charge Bath salt
I splashed out on a clean green concealer from RMS last week.
10 years ago I just used an extra layer of foundation and hey presto imperfection gone! Those days are unfortunately over.
It get’s trickier as your skin matures, you can’t wear heavy stuff as it sits in the wrinkles and at the same time you need something substantial.
The RMS “un cover up” concealer has magical powers as it covers well without caking AND because it can be used as a light weight foundation as well. Perfect for me as I’ve run out of my Estelle & Thild foundation and the one from Ere Perez that I’m desperate to try is out of stock.
I apply it thinly on larger areas around the nose and forehead and It’s all I need.
RMS is such a great brand from a super cool lady Ann Marie Swift, look her up!
Hi, These are the beauty products I’ve been trying out the last 6 weeks.
1. Sacred Space Mist
2. MooGoo deodorant
3. Theodent toothpaste
4. Gallinee Youth Serum, Daily moisturiser, Body lotion
5. 2Chic Giovanni
6. Vicks Vapo rub
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Hope you are having an amazing summer!
This might be my longest video ever 🙂
It’s all about the clean and half clean beauty products I have been trying lately. Hope you like it!
How do you get rid of unsightly nail fungus?
I had a client who suffered from really unsightly nail fungus for no less then 25 years!!! Her GP had prescribed several courses of antibiotics och she tried other expensive treatments, but nothing worked.
It actually got worse and spread to other nails. She had given up and was trying to hide the problem with layers upon layers of nail polish.
I told her about the fab result I had had with VapoRub. She was willing to give it a go but deep down she did not expect any type of positive result.
After 3 months the fungus was completely gone!
She could not believe it!!
How does it work?
VapoRub contains menthol, eucalyptus, camphor, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, nutmeg oil, thymol and turpentine oil and some of these are antifungal.
It’s especially thymol that seems to be effective against the fungus. Studies have shown that thymol destroys the cell membranes of candida – a common cause of nail fungus.
Thymol is extracted from oil of thyme so just using thyme oil might also help.
Do you suffer from nail fungus or have you tried VapoRub? Let me know!!
How to Get Rid of VERUCAS HERE.
This is the space clearing mist I’m obsessed with at the moment, that I mentioned in yesterdays blog post. Every time a spray this mist I immediately feel uplifted and refreshed. I spray it on top of my head and in front of me and then quickly walk into the beautifully smelling dew. You know that calming feeling you get when you are next to a waterfall? That’s the sense I get from using aura mists.
The Peace & Harmony mist from Findhorn Flower Essences comes in a sturdy glass bottle and the spray gives an even delicate misty cloud. The fragrance is absolutely divine, a mix of Rose & Frankincense. My favorite combination.
I was send a really interesting book about herbs a few weeks ago. It’s written by Henriette Kress a herbalist who lives and works in Finland.
In this book she’s covered anything from finding herbs and picking them to what concoctions to make from the herbs, like lotions and potions and teas and foods. I got inspired to make a herbal tea with rose petals and a body oil that smells divine!
In these video I talk about some of the clean beauty products I’m liking/using at the moment. I was babbling on quite a lot so I have to make a part 2 with the rest of the products shortly!
I’m really in love with the below Radiance Facial Serum from British brand Botanicals!
The other products are:
Babe Balm from Bybi.
Make up Oil Cleanser from Skin & Tonic London.
Make Up Primer from Vapour in Soft Focus.
Nubian Deodorant in Honey and Black seed.
Do you use a clean deodorant? Do you mind if it contains Bicarbonate of soda? I would Love to know!!
Floral Street is a new chic british perfume brand. I headed to their flag-ship store in London’s Covent Garden to sniff myself towards a new favorite perfume for spring. Everything from packaging to the shop and everything in-between is beautifully designed and insta-friendly. I normally only write about totally natural, clean products but I want to give this brand a big applause because the packaging is totally eco-friendly! The secondary box holding the perfume bottle is totally biodegradable, made from recycled paper packaging and held together with a bright coloured band perfect to use as a hair tie! The body products might look like they come in bog standard plastic tubes but the sales person told me they are also biodegradable and are made from sugar! The beauty business have been shockingly slow in coming up with eco-friendly packaging, so this company gets a big thumbs up!
I liked almost all of the eighth different fragrances, but I liked the Ylang Ylang Espresso a little bit more, so that was the one I bought 🙂
They all come across a bit “What you spray is what you get” if that makes any sense? I didn’t find they developed on the skin as they day passed. This is not a criticism at all just an observation. This is the same feeling I have when I use Byredo’s perfumes and as it turned out the perfumer Jerome Epinette also developed thirteen of Byredo’s scents.
The selfie seating outside. Genius!