Aesop Body Cleanser And Aromatique Hand Balm

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

Independent Beauty: Norfolk Natural Living

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.

Hand Cream

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.

Independent Beauty Review: Conscious Skincare

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

Makeup4all Recommends: Weleda Skin Food

Apparently, the original Skin Food cream is  sold every 23 seconds. I am not surprised, to be honest.

This is a cult product, and rightly so. Used by makeup artists, celebrities and skin care lovers all over the World.

I have finished numerous  green tubes myself over the years, and here is why.

Skin Food by Weleda has been out since 1926, and the fact that, with all those non-stop new launches, it is still around says a lot.

It is a universal rich cream which instantly makes the dry and rough skin feel and look better. Think about that glossy healthy looking skin.  But don’t worry,  if glossy is not your thing – there is now also a light version available for combination/oily skin types.

While it can be used everywhere, I love using it on

Makeup4all Recommends: Darphin Intral Environmental Lightweight Shield SPF 50

I am not sure what took me so long to share about my favourite face SPF EVER.

Meet Darphin Intral Environmental Lightweight Shield SPF 50.

I am a big fan of the formula, it does not leave any white residue, and gives that beautiful glow. It is very slightly tinted  so will work great for light skin tones. For medium skin tones Sarah Chapman would be great.

I loved that it was also absolutely