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BeBarefaced Mineral Cleanser Balm Review

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I am a huge advocate of oil-based cleansing balms. Since using them, my skin has improved dramatically. Before you click away, thinking “that sounds like a sure-fire way to get spots” just wait a minute! I have combination skin that is prone to spots. I can safely say that even though it does sound counter-intuitive to add oil to oily skin, it is actually a great way to cleanse. This is because like dissolves  ...

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Esse Plus Intensity Serum Review

Do you use a face serum? I like to use them morning and evening, beneath my moisturiser. I’ve tried lots of natural face serums in the past, with mixed results. For the past month, I’ve been using Esse Plus Intensity Serum every morning, before my sunscreen. At a hefty £120 a  ...

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August Love Lula Natural Beauty Box Review

Welcome to my review of the latest Love Lula Natural Beauty Box for August. This month’s natural beauty box contains full-sized products from some of my favourite natural beauty brands: Madara, Inika, Laidbare, and Nature’s Kitchen, plus a sample from Ayumi. Together they are valued  ...

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REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Review

Facial suncream. It can be a bit of a nightmare finding one that protects well, and doesn’t make you look like either a ghost, or an oil slick. Last year I reviewed six natural or organic facial sunscreens and found some I liked a lot. But, ever keen to try something new, I have been  ...

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House to Home

How to Create A Monochrome Bathroom

A monochrome bathroom is a design classic, equally at home in a period or modern home. So when we ripped out our old bathroom, it was an easy choice to go monochrome. Redoing a bathroom in an expensive business, so it makes financial sense to choose a design that won’t date quickly. We  ...

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Emani Midnight Organic Soy Mascara Review

Natural mascaras are, in my experience, a bit hit or miss. I’ve tried many over the last few years and very few make it to ‘buy again’ status. The latest natural mascara I’ve tried is Emani Midnight Organic Soy Mascara, from Love Lula. Will this natural mascara make it  ...

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Make & Do

Learning to Print at Milton Keynes Library

We are one week into the summer holidays – a very expensive time of year as a parent! Last weekend we popped to Milton Keynes Library to sign up for their summer reading challenge. (We also took some photos wearing our fab new ethical Strong Girls Club T-shirts). We saw that they have a  ...

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July Love Lula Natural Beauty Box Review

Welcome to my review of the latest Love Lula Natural Beauty Box for July. This month’s natural beauty box contains full-sized products from Madara, Kathleen Natural and Skin Alchemists Apothecary, and a travel set of luxury trial-sized goodies from Dafna’s Personal Skincare.  ...

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