New week, new Makeup4all loves feature? This is all because lately I only want to share about the products which I do enjoy using. Hence today I am bringing you a review of a soap that I think is worth your attention. Can anything be more dull than soap, I can hear you asking… True! But hear me out.
With all the hand washing in the recent environment we all want something gentle and non-drying. So here is my personal discovery of 2021. Bade Anstalten soaps! I loved them so much that I had to repurchase straight away, as you can see. And with such
a variety of products on the market this kind of commitments means a lot.
Please meet the brand’s Cucumber and Mint Liquid Soap. I have bought loads of Danish beauty products recently, including from this brand, and have to say that it is the soaps that really stood out.
So what is so special about this particular product?
I am a big fan of Korres shower gels and have been using them for years already. This is why today I want to share with you my love for their Black Sugar shower gel.
It smells divine. I do love a shower, and, as corny as it sounds, but for me it is not just about cleansing but also about time of recharging. Insert some “body care is self care” cringe-worthy slogans here.
I hate having too many similar products at the same time, as I do not like clutter. However, I have to have a few shower/bath/body products at the same time to switch them depending on my mood.
I have to admit that I was reaching for this shower gel more often than any other ones I’ve got. If I had to describe it in one word – that’d be “intoxicating”. It’s a warm and sweet fragrance with the top notes of oriental lily, caramel and heliotrope, heart notes of rose, black sugar and brazilin rosewood and, finally, base notes of amber, vanilla bean and tonka bean. Black sugar is decadent and indulgent, it is a perfect aroma for AW months.
The only thing with
First of all, I apologise for a long absence. It was mainly due to the fact that someone (we all know that “someone” is not the word I want to use here) stole my Twitter account. And, while I did contact Twitter as soon, as I saw that, it was dragging on for ages, and instead of giving it back to me, it was blocked in the end.
Can’t believe I’ve spent 12 years of my life building and sustaining my account with such an outcome. This was the most appalling customer support I have ever experienced. The whole situation made me so angry that I had no desire to even update the website and had to take some time off. But let’s leave it at that. Life goes on…
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Today I want to share about the products from a brand which doesn’t need an introduction. And that is Aesop! I have two products here which I wanted to talk about.
Why these two products in one post you may ask? What unites them is their unique scent.
AESOP Coriander Seed Body Cleanser (500ml ), £33
I love how the brand describes the fragrance as “unorthodox”, and it really is. Coriander is such a love or hate herb so it depends on your preferences.
Aesop combined coriander with black pepper and patchouli so you get that woody and spicy scent which is truly invigorating and refreshing. As I’ve already said, it has that truly one-of-a-kind aroma to it. The scent fills the bathroom and makes you feel great. And this is exactly what we all want.
You can use it
I am happy to continue sharing about the independent beauty brands which I like. Hence, today it’s all about Norfolk Natural Living.
The company was founded by a trained aromatherapist, Bella Middleton, and is described as a “slow-luxury and wellbeing brand”. And, if you ask me, it is exactly the kind of feeling I got after browsing their website and using the products.
Such attention to detail, from the packaging and marketing to the customer service.
I have discovered the brand in February, and they had a lot less products. Only 3 scents to choose from. In addition, there were no descriptions of those scents.
However, Rose Garden, Lavender Fields and Coastal all sounded right up my street. I have decided to try Coastal first. Although I was a bit scared that it could have been one of those ozonic scents (which I personally do not like at all), I was willing to risk. As a result, I have Natural Laundry Detergent (£14.50) and a Hand Cream (£9).
And I honestly couldn’t stop smelling the products. That scent is so addictive. Instead of being a cheap and artificial scent, it was the opposite. I would describe it as musky ( I thought I could smell Cederwood/Sandalwood and Patchouli) but not over the top. And, indeed, the notes are: Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang, Jasmine, Cistus Ladaniferus absolute, Pine Needle Patchouli, Elemi, Cedarwood, Sandalwood.
Natural Laundry Detergent
Do you need to spend £14.50 on a detergent? Probably not but it was such a beautiful product that I would get the rose and lavender ones, too. By the way, Norfolk Natural Living also have an unscented version.
As for the hand cream, it was really lovely, too. Long time readers will know how much I am love my hand creams. Well, this is the only one I wanted to use once I’ve got it. My hands were silky smooth and delicious – smelling! The cream was complimentary, too. Win-win.
Lastly, I have to mention that the products arrived very quickly and the shipping was free. And how cool is that box?
As you can tell, I am really impressed, and would definitely get more products from Norfolk Natural Living in the future from their website.
During the lockdow(s) I have been on mission to discover independent/small beauty brands, and to share them with you. And here is the first feature in the series.
Before we start, I have to mention that I’ve bought all the products myself and am not affiliated with any of the companies. This way I can be unbiased and feature the businesses that I genuinely love.
The first brand we are gonna talk about is Conscious Skincare, a Welsh brand, already mentioned here.
The products I have are Sweet Orange and Frangipani Body Oil, £14 and Grapefruit Lemon and Cedarwood Body Butter, £15. And, let me tell you, I am