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Friday, 29 January 2016

Tabitha James Kraan Organic 4 in 1 Conditioner

My review of Tabitha James Kraan Organic 4 in 1 Conditioner is long over due. I have had this 60ml travel size for quite some time, as it was part of a Naturisimo hair care sample box.
 
As the name suggests, this is a multi purpose conditioner. It can be used as either a traditional or a leave in conditioner, to moisturise the scalp or to add texture/style curls. A dry scalp is not something I suffer with, so I have only ever used this as a conditioner.
 
The 4 in 1 conditioner is available in either Golden Citrus or Amber Rose. The version I have is the Golden Citrus. The fragrance very much comes from the addition of Neroli.
 
This is very much a luxury hair product, housed in sleek packaging. Whilst is isn't a cheap product to buy, it is very good value for money. I only need to use a couple of pumps of this, so I am confident that the travel size will last me a good few months.
 
This is a wonderfully light, yet effective conditioner. It contains argan, rosehip and coconut oils, which give it deeply moisturising qualities. The 4 in 1 conditioner is one of the few hair products containing argan oil, which actually works well for my hair. I usually find that argan oil weighs my fine hair down and leaves it looking greasy. The conditioner leaves my hair soft and manageable, and doesn't weigh it down in the slightest.
 
 I can honestly say that this was one of my best discoveries of 2015. I bought another of the hair care boxes for this and the Swell hair mask, as well as the Amber Rose to try next.
 
avena sativa (aqua & oat kernel), argania spinosa (argan oil), rosa canina (rosehip oil), cocos nucifera (coconut oil), cetrimonium chloride (vegetable), cocos nucifera (cetyl alcohol), glyceryl stearate (from glycine max), propanediol (from zea mays), salix alba (white willow), citric acid, citrus bergamia (bergamot), citrus reticulate (tangerine), citrus aurantium (neroli), citrus reticulate (green mandarin), melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree), commiphora myrrha (myrrh), lavandula angustifolia (lavender), citrus aurantium (petitgrain), cananga odorata (ylang ylang), (citral, geraniol, citronellol, linalool, limonene – naturally occurring components of essential oils).
 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Currently Loving.

I am trying so hard to reduce the amount of products I have stashed away, instead of buying more new things. I thought I would share a couple of things that I am really enjoying at the moment. 
I have only had this travel size version of Roques ONeil Therapie Cherish Skin Repair Serum for a month or so, and I have almost finished it. This serum is simply exquisite. It is bursting with incredibly nourishing oils including Ylang ylang , Frankincense, Patchouli and Neroli. The full size is firmly o my wish list.
The lovely people at Skin & Tonic very generously sent me this jar of Steam Clean before Christmas. I have worked my way through several samples of this amazing balm. This is my favourite product from the brand, and definitely one of my favourite cleansing balms. I love the fresh minty fragrance and how well it performs.
This Marigold & Comfrey Handcream by Organic Pharmacy was a magazine freebie a while ago. This is light formula is deceptively moisturising and has a lovely citrus fragrance. I love how soft it leaves my hands.

Monday, 18 January 2016

S.W.Basics

 S.W.Basics pride themselves on their simple ingredient lists, consisting of a few high quality items. Their Make Up Remover contains just three ingredients; Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil. All the ingredients are organic, with the brand working towards certification from the USDA.
 
So, the big question is, can something so simple really work. The answer is Yes! Sometimes really stubborn eye make up needs a little extra massaging, but no more than I would expect with other products. I have found it to be very gentle on my skin and I adore the marzipan fragrance from the Sweet Almond oil. Any extra, can simply be massaged into the skin
 
This really is a very good product. I have to confess that given the quality of the oils used, it feels a little wasteful to use it just to remove make up. I much prefer to use this as a facial oil. It does take a moment to sink in, so I either use it at night or on make up free days. Either way, I love how soft it leaves my skin.
 
I wouldn't pay £14 for 60mls of make up remover, but when used as a facial oil it becomes very good value for money indeed. I am only just coming to the end of my 30ml sample I received from the Autumn/Winter sampler from A Beautiful World, and I have used it regularly. I would happily but this again in the future.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Empties December 2015

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year. It seems like such a long time ago now. Here are my final empties from 2015.
 
Like many of you I am beginning the year on a semi spending ban. I have subscriptions for the You Beauty and Love Me Beauty boxes that I don't plan to cancel just yet, but would like to get on top of my stash. I am trying hard not to look at the sales, but know that the Beautiful World sale is only a day away.
 I was lucky enough to win Weleda's Arnica Muscle Soak from Sandra's giveaway last year. This has very quickly become a favourite product. It really does work wonders on tired and aching muscles. I have already bought my replacement.
 
John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler. This is lovely and light and suits my fine hair perfectly as a leave in conditioner. I have collected a couple of these samples so have no need to repurchase just yet.
 
The Body Deli Living Hair Shampoo and Conditioner. I enjoyed using these, but wouldn't pay the full price for them.
 
Beatitude Joy Body Oil is absolutely gorgeous. Full size is on the wish list.
 
Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo. This worked well for my hair, and I think it is good value for money. I have another in my stash.
The tiny little pencil is an Inika eyeliner in black. This has taken ages to use up, it does the job. I have collected several of these from beauty box subscriptions so have no need to buy any just yet.
 
Pai Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Skin Tonic. This was lovely, but I have other toners that do an equally good job for less money. No repurchase for that reason.
 
Mary Elizabeth Juniper and Jojoba Hand Cream. This is another product I have loved using. Very rich and nourishing. Perfect for this time of year.
 
Green People Fruit Scrub Exfoliator. I much prefer this to the Age Defy scrub and will buy the full size at some point in the future.