Natural & Organic Australian Makeup Tutorial // Collab with All Natural Aspirations

Hi lovelies, hope you are all well! Today’s video is a collaboration with the lovely Rachel from All Natural Aspirations. I’m using Australian natural brands to achieve my makeup look and she has used natural Brittish makeup brands to achieve her look. 

Make sure you go check out her YouTube Channel if you’re interested in low toxin beauty and makeup, she is so lovely and gives very honest and genuine reviews!

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***Products Used***

Lanolips

Bare Blossom Mattifying Primer 

Adorn Cosmetics Primer 

LUMA Cosmetics Illuminating Highlighter

Inika Certified Organic Liquid Foundation in beige

Bare Blossom Mineral Cream Foundation in Natural Beige & True Tan

LUMA Cosmetics Flawless Concealer 

Nude by Nature Pressed Mattifying Mineral Veil

Bare Blossom Eye Primer Gel

Nude by Nature Ultimate Nude Eye Shadow Palette

Zuii Organic Eyeshadow in Black Diamond

LUMA Cosmetics Mineral Eye Definer in Jet Black 

Inika Organic Eyeliner in White Crystal

Eye of Horus Sheba Mystical Pallete

Eye of Horus Mascara 

Nude by Nature Pressed Matte Mineral Bronzer 

Nude by Nature Mineral Lip Liner in Chique 

LUMA Cosmetics Natural Shine Lipgloss in Nude Shimmer 

Dr Bronner’s Review | Pure-Castile Liquid Soap & Organic Lotion

 

I’m almost embarrassed to tell you that it’s taken me this long to try any products from the Dr Bronner’s range. What has taken me so long!? After trialling 2 of their everyday essentials thanks to BellaNaturally, I now see what all the fuss is about.

Pure Castile Liquid Soap in Cherry Blossom

Talk about a multi-tasker. I’ve never come across a product that has 18 potential uses! From the kitchen and laundry to the bathroom, this really is a must-have for every household. My favourite uses so far include a body/hand wash, makeup brush cleaner and spray for bugs on my rose bush. A little goes a long way and it bubbles up beautifully, which is very impressive for a natural product. Do you think this in natural enough to eat? Seriously, it smells delicious! Also available from BellaNaturally in unscented, green tea, lavender, peppermint, rose and tea tree, you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy.

Organic Lotion Lavender Coconut

I’m not going to lie… I’m not a huge fan of lavender. I can find it overpowering, plus it reminds me of an elderly person’s potpourri collection. Hence why I was hesitant to try this lotion. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. On first application I did notice the smell, but it was quick to disappear as soon as it was absorbed. Not a whiff of potpourri in site. As with the liquid soap, a little goes a long way. This lotion spreads easily, absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any heavy residue. Great for all skin types, but I can see this working particularly well for me in summer when I find myself reaching for something lighter.

Have you tried any products from the Dr Bronner’s range? What are your favourite products?

Save 10% off your order from BellaNaturally with the code DAINTY10. Offer expires 1st January 2017. Happy online shopping!

 

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BellaNaturally Mini Skincare Review – Wotnot, Acure & ECO.

This winter has really wreaked havoc on my skin. I was relieved to discover that BellaNaturally’s range of skincare had a solution for my dry, dull and sometimes sensitive skin. The below 3 products couldn’t have come at a better time. Read on to find out why…

Wotnot Facial Wipes for dry/sensitive skin 

I LOVE these wipes! For a pack of 25, not only are they super affordable, but perfect for those who suffer from dry or sensitive skin. I use these nightly to remove makeup before cleansing, and have found them to be effective at removing makeup while nourishing the skin with organic ingredients such as avocado, apricot and rosehip oils. Unlike other wipes, they don’t strip your skin or leave you with that tight dry feeling after use. And I’ve experienced no stinging or irritation around the sensitive eye area, even after removing heavy eye makeup. These are now an essential in my bathroom.

Acure Cell Stimulating Facial Mask

It’s been a while since I’ve used a face mask, so I was excited to see how my skin would react to this “green-sea monster” in a tube. Although it contains clay, it is a lot lighter than expected and almost has a slimy texture to it. It applies smoothly in a light layer and smells refreshingly minty. I was expecting it to completely dry and crack, but the addition of Moroccan Argan oil, CoQ10 and sea buckthorn oil prevent the mask from over-drying. My skin is bright and smooth after using, and doesn’t leave me with any concerning reactions. This mask would be ideal for those with dry/sensitive skin, but is suitable for all skin types. Welcome to the weekly skincare routine Acure!

ECO. Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

I’m a huge fan of face oils and have been using Rosehip in particular for the past 10 years or so. Containing 100% Organic Rosehip Oil, this oil is the clearest formula I’ve come across to date. It absorbs beautifully into the skin and leaves little to no residue on top of the skin. I use a generous amount at night and a smaller amount in the morning under my moisturiser. It gives a beautiful glow without the oil slick. The only minor issue I had with this product is the pump bottle. It dispenses a huge amount when you push the pump all the way down or dribbles out hardly anything at all when I’m looking for a smaller amount. My preference is something that allows for a more precise amount, but now I’m really nit-picking! Love the product and happy to recommend it.

For further information on these products, and other natural and organic skincare goodies head to BellaNaturally.

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Rosalena Frank & Sense Face Oil Review

If you haven’t jumped on the face oil bandwagon yet, I strongly recommend you add this step into your beauty regime. Oils can be used as a night treatment, or twice daily after cleansing/toning, and can be applied before moisturising if you wish. Oils are absorbed along with oil-soluble vitamins and antioxidants, right to where they are needed to work most effectively. Unlike moisturiser, a good face oil will completely absorb into your skin, it won’t sit on the skin or leave a heavy residue. And yes, people with oily and blemish prone skin can also benefit greatly from treatment of a daily oil. You can read more about that along with other tips on face oil here.

Frank & Sense is one of many skin saving oils made by the UK based Rosalena. This oil could not have come into my life at a better time. The end of summer was near, my face was burnt as hell and the transition into cooler weather was about to begin. Cue skin freak out!

Frank & Sense is the perfect all-rounder, but specifically aims to repair and replenish dry and sun damaged skin. With goodies such as Buriti Oil, Frankincense, Evening Primrose and Rosehip Seed Extract, it’s no wonder this little bottle smells and feels so good on the skin. Rich in colour and texture, this oil looks heavy but leaves minimal residue and offers a subtle scent that instantly calms the body and mind. I don’t think I could have almost made it through this winter without this little bottle of liquid gold!

 

Uni Organics Skincare Review

I love the idea of travel or starter kits. Not only are they the perfect size for travel, but are a cost effective way of sampling products before committing to buy the full size. Uni Organics have 7 different face and body skincare starter sets to choose from, I recently sampled their Luxe Travel Set containing 5 every day essentials. Ranging from 10ml-30ml the products are generously sized, giving you ample time to try each product thoroughly before making a full commitment to buy.

Now that I’ve almost hit empty, I thought it was time to share my thoughts on how they performed. And because there’s quite a few products to get through, I’m going to keep it short.

Perfectly Clean Daily Cleanser

A gel cleanser that lathers into a rich cream, this cleanser is perfect for dry and sensitive skin. It removes makeup and dirt effectively, however eye makeup may need a second dose to be completely removed. Infused with frangipani extract, Kakadu Plum, aloe vera and natural oils, it reduces inflammation and prevents the skin from over drying. The only downfall may be the scent. As pretty as it smells, it may be a little overpowering for some.

Good Day Face – Hydrating Day Cream

It’s hard to find balance with a day cream. Some aren’t hydrating enough, while others offer too much, leaving you with oil build up by the end of the day. Somehow, this cream has found the perfect balance for my skin. With a gel like feel, it applies to a silky smooth finish and keeps me hydrated all day without the oily residue. One of my favourite products from the set.

Fresh Focus Gentle Face Exfoliator

I’m not a huge fan of face scrubs. Mainly because I can’t control my urge to scrub the hell out of my skin, but also because some contain microbeads and others contain natural particles that are usually sharp and can easily damage the skin. However, if you are a fan of exfoliators, this one may be worth a try. Its creamy texture is soft on the skin and the scrub particles are quite small, leaving minimal risk of damaging the skin. Packed with natural ingredients such as Kakadu Plum and Wild Rosella, it also offers a hit of vitamin c and antioxidants.

Restore Anti-Age Face Serum

With the addition of shea butter and liquorice root extract, this serum is like a heavy duty version of their day cream. Used at night, it supplies anti-ageing and rich moisturising effects to your skin while you sleep. It gave me an instant glow, without the oiliness.

Wonder Balm Lip Conditioner

Infused with moisturising oils, you’d expect this lip conditioner to leave your lips looking blindingly shiny. Surprisingly, it doesn’t. Dry, cracked lips will soak up the goodness, leaving you with hydrated lips minus the shine. The hint of mint is also a nice touch too.

Overall, I was really happy with this skincare set. Aside from some of the products having quite a strong scent, I really can’t find anything to complain about. Australian made, cruelty free and certified organic since 1974.. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this brand sooner!