SWEET AS A NUT // Ere Perez Natural Almond Oil Mascara

Received as a birthday present last month from my in-laws, this mascara is thicker and packs a little more of a dramatic punch to my usual daytime mascara (Green People's Volumising Mascara), and I think that's down to a different wand-shape, with wider spacing between the rows of bristles allowing more space for the inky rich mascara to sit between, thus transferring to the lash. 

There's a sweet smell to this product - one that I'm not overly keen on if I'm honest - and I was surprised to the size of the mascara is quite small in comparison to what others are offering at a cheaper price. 

But the rich, inky blackness is worth the while requiring less time to build up upon than other mascaras and as per usual, I'm a big fan of Ere Perez's clean branding and pure ethos.

 

Here's a few snaps of me wearing it:  

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VEGETARIAN
CHEMICAL FREE
PARABEN FREE

PHTHALATE FREE
MINERAL OIL / PETROLEUM FREE
SLS FREE

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PEARLY WHITES // Green Tea & Mint, Urtekram Toothpaste

I've tried other types of alternative toothpastes before with little success. Chalky, crunchy & soapy are not exactly the adjectives I want to describing whilst brushing my pearly whites – and that had been my exact experience so far.

So I was relieved to find in INFINITY FOODS  a simply designed bottle of toothpaste from Danish-based brand URTEKRAM. Promoting itself as vegan, fluoride-free and organic.

I opted for the mint based flavouring, to ease me in gently. The Green Tea within it is supposed to have a positive effect on teeth & gums due to the naturally occurring polyphenols.

At £2.85 / 75ml I'd say its reasonably priced in comparison to some of the big brands and using it feels no different either. One comment might be that it's doesn't foam as much as big brand products, but I'd experienced that with other 'sensitive' toothpastes & my teeth definitely feel clean, bright and polished.

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Vegan
Cruelty Free
Fluoride Free
Organic

COMING UP ROSES // Rose & Patchouli Hand & Body Lotion - The Aromatherapy Co.

This was a Christmas present from my thoughtful Mother-in-Law who specifically sought something out for me that was safe and free from nasty chemicals.

I’d never heard of The Aromatherapy Co. before then but what I like about them is their honesty in their values and aims towards becoming a more environmentally sustainable company. 

Using only the finest essential oils and not synthetics in this lotion for a starter, as well staying away from other synthetic ingredients. 

As a product to wear, the lotion spreads thickly - almost like a liquid balm - and is equally as restorative and refreshing. The floral scent is not too heavy and as a lotion is easy for the skin to drink in quickly. 

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Paraben / SLS / Mineral Oil Free

Cruelty Free
Synthetic Fragrence Free