I am a big fan of BareMinerals Mineral Foundation. I’ve used their Original Mineral Foundation for ages. I’ve also tried the Matte version (too chalky for me) and their now-discontinued Ready Foundation (which I didn’t like at all). When I heard about their latest launch: Bare Pro Performance Wear Powder Foundation, I really wanted to love it. Read on to see how they compare.
You may have read one of my previous posts about our exciting sustainability project with IKEA and environmental charity Hubbub. We were chosen from around 9,000 families to take part in their #LiveLAGOM project, long with a handful of families from each of IKEA’s UK stores. We were given a budget of £500 to spend on products to make our lives more sustainable.
The project is coming to a close now, so I have been reflecting on the changes we have made and what our next steps will be. You might want to grab a cuppa!
So to recap, the idea of living LAGOM is not about depriving yourself of the nice things in life. It’s about taking care not to waste resources, and not taking what we don’t need.
LAGOM comes from the Swedish phrase ‘lagom är bäst’ (the right amount is best) which means enjoying what you love, while not taking more than you need.
We have always cared about our environment, and have quite a few energy saving measures in place, which you can read about on my original LiveLAGOM post . We also got an Anglian Water audit of our house to try and save water. But we were keen to do more.
WE HAD Four goals:
- Save energy
- Make our home office more cosy
- Reduce food waste
- Get more creative with our recycling
Looking back, I think I may have been a bit optimistic with how much of a difference we could make with £500 worth of stuff, and should probably have narrowed it down to one or two goals. But I am nothing if not enthusiastic! Continue reading
I have been looking for natural, or at least less chemical-filled beauty products for years now, with very mixed results. Generally, they are several times more expensive than the high street equivalent (or ten times more, in some cases) and often just don’t work as well.
When I spotted this Kind Natured Body Wash in Boots a while back, I thought it was worth a try, as it was not too expensive (£4.99, but it’s half price at the moment) and it smelled delightful.
KIND NATURED Coconut & passionflower BODY WASH
I’m not disappointed. It actually lathers well, which is a notorious problem for products that don’t contain Sodium Laureth Sulphates (SLS) as this is the cheap chemical foaming agent found in washing up liquid and normal shampoos and shower gels. I don’t think I’d realise this had fewer chemicals than normal product if I didn’t know. It’s not overly moisturising, which is fine for me as my skin is on the oily side, but if that’s a consideration for you, you might need to add extra body lotion.
Kind Natured Coconut & Shea Colour Care Shampoo And Conditioner
I liked it the Body Wash so much, that the next time I needed shampoo, I bought the Coconut & Shea Shampoo and Conditioner. Don’t they look nice all together? I can’t deny the packaging also persuaded me to try them, as often more natural products don’t have the nicest of labels. Continue reading