Showing posts with label Cosmetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cosmetics. Show all posts

Oct 30, 2015

Beauty Spotlight: Suze Loves Mon Gel Douche Lait d'Abricot by Secrets de Provence


I bought this Secrets de Provence Mon Gel Douche Lait d'Abricot from Ecco-Verde. I love this bio beauty brand. The products are free of parabens, artificial colors, silicones and preservatives, which is something I definitely support.

Apricots are the number one fruit of the Provence. Every time I'm using this shower gel I feel like I'm back there. It's a holiday daydream in a bottle. I think it's such a fantastic product and I can't praise it enough. The scent is absolutely amazing. The shower gel is soft for my skin and it easy to rinse off. I think it's absolutely perfect.

This shower gel comes in a large bottle and a little goes a long way, so it's definitely worth the money. I don't ever want to be without this product again, especially because of the way it smells. It's absolutely divine and I like it a lot.

Oct 13, 2015

Beauty Spotlight: Savon Du Midi Canelle-Orange Soap



I love Savon Du Midi, French nourishing soap made with organic shea butter. The soaps are being made in small factories in Marseille. The essential oils they use are organically certified. 

I purchased the Canelle-Orange soap and love it. It's wonderful for the skin and the scent is amazing and not too strong. There's exactly enough foam and the soap will last a long time. Savon du Midi definitely produces one of my favorite soap bars. I like the combination of scents and the fact that there are plenty to choose from.

If you like soap bars this is definitely one you should try. I'm a big fan of soaps made in the Provençe and am very happy I've found this brand. 

Oct 4, 2015

French Days Beauty Spotlight & Giveaway: Suze Loves Avril


Avril is a French brand that has the mission to make organic products for women at affordable prices. They try to lower their costs as much as they can, so their products will be within reach for all women. I like that idea very much. Especially since they still manage to maintain a high quality level. That makes their brand very attractive.

I've tried their lavande-orange shower gel and it's wonderful. The scent is subtle and really nice. I love the way this product feels on my skin. I think this is a wonderful shower gel that I highly recommend. I think the quality is amazing, especially for such a good price. 

Because I love Avril I'm giving away an Avril package with many lovely beauty products to one very lucky reader of my blog:


Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

French Days Beauty Spotlight: Suze Loves Florame Douches de Provence Essence d'Amande


Florame is a fantastic bio brand from Saint-Rémy de Provence. The products are based on essential oils from natural origin. This Douches de Provence based on lavender, almond essence and mandarin ylang-ylang is one of my favorite shower gels. It doesn't contain any parabens or sillicones and the bottle is recyclable.

The scent of the product is delicious. The shower gel smells like macaroon and this gives me a feeling of great comfort. It's like it comes from my grandmother's kitchen. It's gentle for the skin and leaves it soft and smooth after using it. It easy to rinse as well. I love everything about it and highly recommend this product.

There are quite many Florame products and I'd like to try them all. Because of this shower gel I purchased several other beauty products to try as well. Everything is reasonably priced, which is really lovely, especially since the quality is so good. I like that Florame strives to make their products good for both the customer and the environment. I think this is a beautiful philosophy.

Sep 24, 2015

Beauty Spotlight: I Love bubble t!


I'm a big fan of bubble t. Tea is the basis of their products combined with fruit. Their inspiration comes from the Taiwanese bubble tea which is tea mixed with fruit and tapioca balls at the bottom of the glass.

 I've used the hibiscus & açai berry tea products for two months now and they are absolutely wonderful. The scent is fantastic. Every time I smell it it makes me happy. The quality of the products is really good while everything's reasonably priced. My skin loves bubble t. It's moisturizing and it doesn't irritate. I have this brand high on my favorites list.

The packaging is beautiful and it stands out. I highly recommend this brand. There are a lot of cool gift options and I think they will be a guaranteed success with their recipients. You can buy a lot of the products from Solretail with free worldwide shipping. Enjoy shopping!

Sep 16, 2015

Beauty Spotlight: The Soap Story Strawberry


I love The Soap Story. It's a wonderful brand with a great vision. They use the best ingredients they can get from sustainable sources. There's a big range of products and they all look and smell amazing. I'm focusing on the strawberry line in this post as I'm completely in love with it. The products are affordable and they make great gifts. They're for sale at Solretail with free worldwide shipping. Check them out and enjoy!

Aug 11, 2015

Beauty Review: bjobj Oatmeal Hand Cream



I love trying new hand creams and as I'm a big fan of the bjobj hair products I couldn't wait to try the hand cream as well. There are oat extracts in the cream, which have been added because of their nutritious value. I think it's a great base for a cream.

The amount of cream in this tube is really generous. Another positive point is the scent, I really, really like it. The cream is very nourishing and it leaves my hands soft and smooth. I'm actually quite impressed with the how well it works and I use this product on a daily basis now. I love how the cream nurtures my skin. 

Bjobj uses as many nature friendly products as possible. A lot of their ingredients come from organic farmers. They specify them, so it's easy to see what's inside their products. What I also like is that they're trying to make their lines as low in nickel as possible. There's a clear explanation on the website. My skin is sensitive and this cream doesn't irritate it at all. I highly recommend bjobj, I like the brand, their philosophy and the amazing quality of the products.  

Aug 5, 2015

Beauty Review: Suze Loves Essentiq Hand Soap Peach


Essentiq is a wonderful brand that uses as many natural products as possible. I've tried the Peach hand soap and it doesn't contain parabens, silicones, synthetic colors or fragrances, petrochemical products, etc. I was immediately intrigued when I saw the long list of things that can't be found in Essentiq products. Another positive point is that they list the exact contents of each product on their website, so it's possible to see what you buy before you purchase it. 

I really, really like this soap. It's gentle for the skin and the scent is fantastic. I love the use of peach oil which keeps the skin soft and smooth. A lot of thought has been put into this product. For example there's oat kernel extract is supposed to prevent irritation. In my case I can say it works really well as the soap doesn't irritate my skin at all. I like this soap a lot. It's great that a product that has been made with so much care also smells divine. It's easy to rinse your hands after using it and it's perfectly suitable for people who have to wash their hands a lot. 

I love the cheerful packaging of the Essentiq products. The overall look is really nice. I will definitely try more products of this brand. 

Jul 31, 2015

Beauty Review: Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Wash


I love Pacifica, the products are 100% vegan and they come in beautiful packages. I like Pacifica's way of styling their products. The designs are colorful and artistic and they've got a wonderful cheerful vibe. 

Because I loved the Island Vanilla body wash I decided to buy this Indian Coconut Nectar body wash. I'm glad I did that as I'm very happy with this body wash as well. I love the scent of the product, it's delicious. The coconut is summery and it smells divine. The shower gel itself is creamy and Pacifica advertises with the suitability for shaving. That's indeed something it's very handy for because of the texture. This product is great for the skin and I'm absolutely in love with it.

I highly recommend Pacifica. I think it's a fun brand that brightens up your day. It's cheerful and luxurious and I like the idea that they care about animals, the environment and charities. 

Jul 30, 2015

Beauty Review: CMD Rosé Exclusive Eye MakeUp Remover Oil


I've been using CMD Rosé Exclusive Eye MakeUp Remover Oil for several weeks now. CMD is a German natural cosmetics brand that has the philosophy that less is more. Their products are almost all 100% vegan. I love it when a brand has a clear philosophy and thinks about the environment. 

Usually eye makeup isn't what irritates my eyes, it's the product I use to remove it. I used to find myself flushing my eyes numerous times after removing my eyeshadow and mascara. I spent years looking for the right remover, one that's gentle for the eyes, but that also does what it's supposed to do. Not every type of makeup remover is actually good at the removing part. Even products meant for sensitive eyes managed to make my eyes itchy and red. I was almost willing to give up putting on eye makeup, because I had so many problems removing it. Fortunately then I found this CMD Rosé remover oil.

CMD's a little goes a long way philosophy definitely counts for this product. It perfectly cleans the eyes with only a few drops each time. I still can't believe how long it lasts, especially because this oil isn't expensive at all. If you don't use a lot of eye makeup you can also buy a small bottle, CMD has a very economical vision. What you do need to make this remover work is quality cotton pad (not too flimsy) and you have to make sure it's wet before you use the oil. If you try to remove the makeup with pure oil it won't work. This product needs water. With just a few drops it does the job perfectly and for my sensitive eyes it's amazing. There's no irritation and the oil is nourishing at the same time. I love the fact that at CMD they have thought about allergies so well and they've come up with a product that works. I cherish my remover and never want to go without anymore. 

Jul 29, 2015

Beauty Review: Savon Liquide Amande Douce by Savonnerie de Bormes


I love Savonnerie de Bormes. It's a French brand that makes natural plant based soaps and other beauty products like shower gels and body lotions. Everything is made in France. I've tried several different products already and loved them all. This time I've tested the Amande Douce Savon Liquide. 

I love soaps that are gentle for my hands and that don't dry out the skin. This soap is one of my favorites and whenever I run out I always buy it again straight away. I love the scent, the way it feels on my hands and the gentleness of the product. I like the freshness of my hands after using this soap. It's ideal for both the bathroom and the kitchen and it's very suitable for people who often have to wash their hands. 

I love the look and feel of Savonnerie de Bormes. The products are reasonably priced, while they are certainly luxurious. The packing is beautiful and I like the style of the brand. What I also like is that you only need a little bit of product each time you're using this brand, so it lasts a long time. It's great quality for a good price. I highly recommend Savonnerie de Bormes.

Jul 25, 2015

Beauty Review: Boozi Body Care Refreshing English Fizz Liquid Hand Wash


I'm always looking for good soaps. This time I've tried Boozi Body Care Refreshing English Fizz liquid hand wash. I love Boozi Body Care. I like the way they present the brand. It's a fabulous idea to make beauty products inspired by drinks and it works. I love the packaging and they have such a great style and a fantastic image. 

Taking care of myself means taking care of several big, but also plenty of little things. For example it means getting good soap for my hands so they won't dry out. Boozi Body Care Refreshing English Fizz soon became a favorite. I love the scent, it's really delicious. It's not too strong, but it leaves a bit of freshness for quite a while. Due to the nourishing ingredients this soap isn't bad for the skin. I think it's a great soap for people who often have to wash their hands. It's suitable for that, as the jojoba oil leaves the hands quite soft. The soap made my hands feel clean and because it's such a lovely product I kept having that feeling of luxury. It lasts a long time, so it's definitely worth the money as well.

I love the mix of ingredients. The lemon, cucumber and elderflower is a combination that really works and the mint is a nice finishing touch. It's perfect for soap and fresh hands. Together with the matching hand cream it also makes a great gift. I'm definitely going to try more Boozi Body Care products as the ones I've tried so far have all been a success.

Jul 24, 2015

Beauty Review: Human+Kind Apple & Herbs Shampoo + Bodywash


Review by Suze

When I first saw Human+Kind products, I immediately wanted to try them. I like the packaging, it looks fun and cheerful. The size is generous and the same goes for the price. Human+Kind believes that human kindness is the balm of life. They want to make gentle, effective, multi-tasking products that don't contain harmful petrochemicals. I'm all for that and love the philosophy. 

I tried the Apple & Herbs Shampoo + Bodywash. I used this as a shower gel and love it. The scent is fresh and fruity. I love the combination of the apple with the herbs, it's absolutely delicious. This product is wonderful for the skin and a little goes a long way while there is already such a lot in the tube. I like that Human+Kind tries to use kind ingredients and that they list them on the website. If you have allergies you can see if this product is suitable for you. I have a sensitive skin and had no problems with this shower gel, it's a great product and I'm a big fan of it ever since the first time I used it.

I like the idea behind Human+Kind and think it's good that they're thinking about what they put into their products. Check out the list of possible ingredients here and find out for yourself what's so nice about this brand. 

Jul 23, 2015

Beauty Review: Neve Crema Esotica Moisturizer


I love Neve cosmetics. It's a high quality brand and the products don't contain any silicone, parabens and petrolatum. I like that they make a list of the exact ingredients, so it's easy to see for people who have allergies if they can use the products or not. 

This time I've tried Crema Esotica moisturizer, which is a nourishing protective cream for dry or mature skin with macadamia nuts and acai berry oil. The first thing I noticed was the scent, which is absolutely amazing. The second and most important thing is that this cream is gentle. It's soothing for the skin and it makes it smooth and soft again. I immediately fell in love with this product. Because it isn't expensive and it's really good it's wonderful to use on both the face and neck. It's perfect for everyday use. I love the texture of the product and the way it feels on the skin. It doesn't leave an oily layer, so it's perfect for daytime use. It makes the skin look healthy and it's a great base for makeup. 

I have never tried a Neve product that I don't love. I have their eye shadows, mascara, pencils, brushes, body moisturizer and lip products. I'm a big fan of all of them. I highly recommend this fantastic Italian brand. 

Jul 22, 2015

Beauty Review: Rose & Co. Patisserie De Bain Sugar Rose Hand Cream


I love Rose & Co., especially their Patisserie de Bain products. I love the way they look, how they smell and the overall quality. I make sure I never run out of Rose & Co. products, I like them too much to go without. I use the hand cream, lip balms and shower gels every single day.

This Sugar Rose Hand Cream is my new favorite. I like it so much because of the amazing scent. It's a great moisturizer and it leaves my hands soft and smooth. I also love that it's phone and tablet proof. This hand cream is suitable for both daytime and nighttime use. I'm in love with the little jar, it's really cute and the same goes for the box. I think it's feminine and sweet.

Rose & Co. makes great beauty products. The packaging is gorgeous and the prices are reasonable. I also love the gift packages which are absolutely wonderful. I'm a big fan of this brand and highly recommend it. I've ordered from the website several times now and the customer service is amazing. You should really try this fantastic brand.

Jul 21, 2015

Beauty Review: Secrets de Provence Mon Gel Douche Citron



I bought this Secrets de Provence Mon Gel Douche lemon shower gel from Ecco-Verde. The shower gel is free of artificial colors, preservatives, silicones and parabens. It comes in quite a large bottle, so if you buy this product it will last quite a long time.

What I like most about this shower gel is the scent. It's absolutely delicious and I'm completely in love with it. It doesn't have the usual lemon scent, it's a bit more spicy. I love the way the scent lingers on my skin. It's also quite nourishing and it doesn't leave my body dry after using it. I think this product is really perfect for the summer. It has such a nice freshness, which is wonderful and has a revitalizing effect. After using it I feel great because I know how good it smells.

I love the bottle with the drawing, it's playful and it's original. I'm definitely going to try more Secrets de Provence products as this one has made me really curious to find out more about this wonderful brand. 

Jul 17, 2015

Beauty: Balm Balm Mini Facial Skincare Kit Review & Giveaway


Review by Tanya

Thank you Suzanne for asking me to review these lovely Balm Balm beauty products. I loved trying this Mini Facial Skincare Kit and it comes in a wonderful luxurious organic bag.

I loved the full facial including a face mask and this was a great treat for me. The face mask has a gorgeous hibiscus smell to it and although, like all facials, it’s strange as it hardens on the skin the removal was easy and a very nice experience as all you do is add a little water and rub it in to exfoliate your skin as well. I would happily leave it at that point as my skin felt so clean and the smell was divine. However, I did go on to complete the steps and I am so pleased that I did, the cleanser went on easily and the added bonus of it smelling of coconut was fabulous. I have never used a toner before that you put on with a damp cotton wool pad or cloth, but the advantage to this is that you need very little and the little pot will go a long way. The same goes for the Rosehip serum that you can use day and night as a moisturiser, instead of or as well as your normal moisturiser, it has oil in it and again a little goes a very long way. 
I love body lotions and very rarely treat myself to applying them as they can be difficult if my back is very bad. Luckily my daughter was willing to help me with this task and took great pleasure in the smell of the Rose body lotion as she applied it. She loved the way that it went on without feeling greasy and how my skin felt after. She even willingly went in the shower without a fight as she kept some back for herself to use. In the morning we both still smelt gorgeous.

Giveaway
 Balm Balm has generously sent a second Mini Facial Skincare Kit for one very lucky reader of this blog. Good luck!

 I will contact the winner via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here. 

Jun 21, 2015

Australia Week: Australian Organics Sweet Almond Oil Rejuvenating Hand Treatment Cream Review


I love Australian Organics, an Australian company that produces plant based hair and body care. I've tried this sweet almond oil rejuvenating hand treatment cream. The tube it comes in is really big, so there's a lot of product for a really good price. 

You only need a little bit of cream every time you use this cream. The skin absorbs it really quickly, so it's phone and tablet proof. My hands are soft and smooth immediately after using it. And after washing them the feeling stays. This hand cream makes my hands silky smooth and I like that a lot.

Australian Organics hand cream is suitable for both daytime and nighttime use. It isn't very scented, which makes it ideal for people who have allergies. It's a fabulous product and I love it. It's also quite easy to order Australian Organics products worldwide as they carry them at Soretail (they offer free worldwide shipping). I would definitely recommend this hand cream, it's fantastic.

Jun 5, 2015

Suze Loves: LouLouBelle!




 I love LouLouBelle. This luxurious English brand makes skincare products using natural ingredients. For every LouLouBelle product there's a unique recipe. I like that this brand doesn't use any complex formulas which means no use of unnecessary additives. I definitely like it when a product is free of parabens and sulphates, fortunately LouLouBelle doesn't use them and the same goes for artificial colorings or fragrances. The products have all been tested on willing humans, not animals.
 The packaging LouLouBelle uses is gorgeous. The design is simple and the lettering gives it the most perfect elegant styling. It's possible to buy the products in sets. They all arrive in a classy gift box. Opening the box felt like it was my birthday and it was the first part of the great LouLouBelle experience. I've photographed it, so you can see how good it looks.


What I like is that there are product ranges for every skin type. They each have their own ingredients and scents. All products are for a particular skin type, so it's easy to order them. If you know your skin type you immediately know what you should get.


 Palmarosa and Patchouli moisturiser for Dry Skin is one of the best moisturisers I've tried. I love the scent. This product manages to soften the skin immediately. I loved the feeling of my skin after I used it. The dryness is gone instantly, and my skin absorbs it well, so there's no oily layer or residue. It's perfect for daytime and night time use. I love the fabulous nourishing effect and this product is very easy for traveling as you only need one type of moisturiser.


I love this cleanser. I like the texture of the product and the scent is amazing. It's gentle for the skin and it's the perfect product to clean my face after a long and busy day. It feels both cool and soft when you apply it and it has an instant calming effect. I love chamomile and it always works miracles for me. I think the quality of this product is very good. The softness makes it such a wonderful cleanser to use.


I'm very happy with this toner. It works well on my skin, it's soothing and I love the hydrating effect. The scent is delicious and it's my favorite product in the box. I'm in love with my LouLouBelle toner. It's such a wonderful product. It isn't easy to find the right toner when you have dry and sensitive skin and this one positively surprised me, it works miracles for me.

I'm now a big fan of LouLouBelle and will definitely keep using their products.

May 29, 2015

Suze Loves: MaterNatura Sapone Liquido


I love MaterNatura. The philosophy of the brand is to use products that are both safe for the people who are using it and for the environment. You can find more information about their values here. Because of those values I wanted to try this brand and I'm really happy I did.

I've made it my mission to blog about fabulous products that are easy to use. Soap is one of the products we need on a daily basis. If you have parched skin or eczema using a good soap is essential. As our hands are what we wash the most I think they deserve to be treated kindly. This soap is absolutely fantastic. The scent is amazing and it's gentle for the skin. My hands are easy to rinse and it lasts a long time. I love this soap and my husband is also a fan.

I like the fresh look of MaterNatura. It suits their ideals really well. The brand is both luxurious and safe which is a great combination. I'm definitely going to try more products and will keep buying the soap as I don't want to be without any more.
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