Friday, 16 September 2011

And the adventure begins...

Hello! Just a quick update to let you know that on Sunday, I am moving away from home and starting university! This means I probably won't be writing any posts for a week or two while I get settled it. I'm pretty much all packed and ready to go now, I'm very excited! As I will soon be a student with no money, this blog will really start to show what natural and organic products I love which are affordable!
Thanks for the continued support from you all by reading and commenting on my blog! 
Looking forward to posting again soon!
Love ,Katie xx

Monday, 12 September 2011

Biopha Crème Mains Review

Hello there! How are you? Today I'm reviewing a hand cream by the French brand Biopha. You may have noticed it in a previous haul I posted
Thanks to Google translate, I have been able to read about the brand on their website! The products are of natural origin and are certified organic. Their products are practical and economical and are affordable as they can be bought in the supermarkets. They say they use sweet, fresh, 100% natural scents such as apple, pear and grapefruit. 
The Hand Cream contains Aloe Vera and Argan Oil which will moisturise and nourish the skin restoring suppleness and softness to the hands. 
It all sounds very good, so what did I think of the product?

It was €4.90.

150ml. Good basic packaging. Nothing too fancy. Quite a lot of product for price. 

Argan oil and Aloe Vera. The cream smells like sherbet to me. Unexpected but lovely!!
*This is a non greasy hand cream. You can get straight on with what you were doing after applying it.
*It has almost a cooling effect as it dries. 
*The bottle is going to last for ages!!
*It makes my hands feel soft.
*It soothing to my hands if they are dry or irritated.
*A good everyday cream.

*This is not the product for you if you want a rich hand cream which will be incredibly moisturising for your hands. 
*Bottle is almost too big for your bag.

Recommended For:
*Somebody wanting an everyday hand cream
*Somebody who likes sweet sugary scents.
*People who want a good product where you get a lot for your money.
Yes. If I happened to be in France and saw it in the supermarket, I would get another one! I would be interested to see what their other products were like.

A decent item. You can't go wrong for the price.

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In Supermarkets in France. I have not been able to see anywhere online selling it for people outside France.

Have any of you tried a good French Skincare/ beauty brand?

Song of the day:
Colbie Caillat- Think Good Thoughts. 

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Good Enough To Eat(Almost!): Beauty Food-> Sea Salt Hair Spritz

After writing my review on TIGI Body and Waves styling mist, it suddenly occurred to me that there is no reason why I couldn't make a spray similar to this. It is something I have heard of before and after a bit of research I thought I would give it a go. Although it is part of my Good Enough To Eat series, this spritz is a not one that you would be able to 'eat'. :)
Here are the results:

Thanks for reading!! I hope you enjoyed seeing a DIY version of the Tigi product I reviewed!! 
Let me know if you make it or have any questions on the recipe!

Song of the Day: 
Tusk-Fleetwood Mac

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

TIGI Love Peace & the Planet Hair Styling Product Review

Hello! Today I'm doing a review on the Tigi Love Peace and The Planet 'Volumizer &Thickener' and 'Body and Waves Styling Mist'. I have been using these products a while now and am now ready to give them a review. I have already reviewed the Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner which you can check out here. It also tells you about the brand so you can have a read if you want to. 
So I'm going to jump straight into the reviews!

This product is supposed to add volume and thickness to your hair. It can be applied on wet hair and blow dried to create thickness. You can use a tiny amount on dry hair into the roots to add volume. 

RRP £9.95. But can be found cheaper online.

250ml bottle. Young, fun packaging. 


Lavender, Citrus & Eucalyptus. This smell is gorgeous and fruity. The citrus scent is lovely.

*It does what it says on the tin. I use this product as if it were a mouse for volume. 
*It gives more life to my hair in seconds.
*When applied on wet hair, it makes your hair look very thick and healthy.
*You get instant volume when applied onto dry hair. You can run your fingers through the roots to recreate the volume if it gets flat.
*It does not leave my hair feeling greasy even when applied onto dry hair.
*I love the smell.
*A little goes a long way. I have loads left and have been using it all the time since June.

*I couldn't say for sure, but it might not be suitable for oily hair. 

Recommended For:
*People with normal hair.
*Somebody who wants to make the transition from mainstream to natural/organic.
*People who want a replacement for silicone mouses.
*People who want thick healthy hair.

Yes. Although I'm not sure I would pay £9.95 for it, I will be sad when it runs out and will probably want a new bottle! 

I've been really happy with this product.

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Currently instore at TK MAXX or online from

This product says it will give you sexy, surfer chic tousled hair. The coconut water and Sea Kelp will nourish hair while the pineapple and sea salt add texture to your hair. It can be sprayed onto dry or damp hair and air-dried or blow-dried to finish.

RRP £8.89. But can be found cheaper online.

177ml bottle. Random size in my opinion. Slightly taller, narrower bottle. Same cute packaging.  

Coconut, Mango & Vanilla. This scent is heavenly to me. I absolutely love the smell of it. Some people might not like the sweet scent but its a winner for me. It reminds me of my childhood and I want every product to smell like this!! 

*The scent of course.
*This product works. I have naturally wavy textured hair but It creates slightly more wave and definition.
*It doesn't give that crunchy dry effect that scrunched hair normally has.
*It gives my hair more volume.
*It doesn't run out quickly.
*Did I mention the scent?!

*I think the scent attracted wasps on my holiday!

Recommended For:
*People with any hair type.
*Somebody who wants to make the transition from mainstream to natural/organic.
*Somebody who wanted to create a natural looking texture/wave to their hair.
*Someone who loves the smell of coconut and vanilla together!

Although I love the smell, I'm not sure I would repurchase. There are lots of similar products out their and this product does a good job but I want to see what else will be as good. 

All round a good product worth checking out.

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Currently instore at TK MAXX or online from

Hope these reviews were helpful. the products work wonderfully together and I have been very happy with them.

Song of the Day:
Draw the Stars- Andreya Triana

Friday, 2 September 2011

White Rose Soaps Mango and White Clay Face Mask Review

As my mum has a business selling handmade soap and natural skin care, you become a guinea pig trying all sorts of concoctions until the final product has been created to sell. This is great fun and I end up having favourite beauty products that I otherwise would have never tried. The process of making and testing one item takes months until the product is ready to sell. The face masks started being created in about March/ April and I can genuinely say I have been using and enjoying the Mango and White Clay Mask a lot since then. I have tried lots of different varieties and I always come back to this one!

This is an honest review on the face mask because I truly love the product. I wouldn't be using it once a week if I didn't like it. 

So on to the review.

£6.50 for one jar. This is 50g and you get about 10 uses from one jar.

A glass jar with waterproof label and secure lid. I'd like to think the label was nice but I designed it so that would be biased!

*The smell is gorgeous. It smells just like mangos- believe it or not!

Mix powder to paste with water/milk/yoghurt and apply to face. Leave for 10 mins and wash off!

*My skin does not become irritated when the mask dries.
*You only need about 1 teaspoon, so the dry powder lasts forever.
*The dry formulation means your mask won't go off. 
*Its convenient, you don't need to start mixing up lots of products to create a face mask but you get the joy of a natural handmade face mask.
*Its an easy application.
*The morning after, my skin looks really fresh and feels smooth. The mask pulls outs all impurities!

If you use it more than once a week, your skin might start to get irritated but apart from that I have no 'negative' things to say.

Recommended for:
*Normal skin types
*All ages- from teenage skin to mature skin
*Somebody who enjoys having a natural face mask but doesn't have the time to make one from scratch.
*There is also a Apricot and Honey mask which is good for all skin types and a strawberry one coming soon for oily skin. 

Yes! This is my go-to product for great looking skin especially before and after a night out. 


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Shipping is £2.95 for UK buyers, £5.00 for everywhere else. 

Song of the Day
Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch me