Sunday, 28 August 2016

What's In My Hospital Wash Kit?

Time seems to be creeping up on me and all of a sudden I'm 6 weeks away from my due date!
I've slowly been packing my hospital bag but hadn't really given much thought as to what I'd pack for my first shower after giving birth (apparently, it's the best shower of your life!) but knew I wanted to take travel sized to cut down on the size of my bag.
PHB Ethical Beauty, Travel Size, Samples,

Monday, 11 July 2016

Gorgeously Green 2016: TICKETS NOW ON SALE


It's time to start buying your tickets for Gorgeously Green 2016. Here's all the information we think you need but if you have any questions please do email us.

When & Where
9:30am - 5pm on Sunday 11th September 2016 at Village Hotel, Farnborough

Ticket Price
From 11th - 25th July tickets will cost £15, after this time they increase to £20. 

What's Included
This is a full day event and we are providing unlimited refreshments and snacks throughout the day plus a buffet lunch. 

09.30 - 10:00 Delegates and Speakers arrive
10.15 - 11:00 Brand Presentation & Q&A Session
11.00 - 11:15 Break
11.15 - 12:00 Brand Presentation & Q&A Session
12.00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13.15 - 14:00 Brand Presentation & Q&A Session
14:00 - 14:15 break
14.15 - 15:00 Brand Presentation & Q&A Session
15.00 - 17:00 Networking 

T&Cs
Tickets are non-refundable and no refunds for non-attendance on the day. We need to be strict on this because of room hire and catering costs. Room capacity limits the ticket numbers we can sell so it will be on a first come, first serve basis. After buying a ticket should you then be unable to attend you may pass on to someone else, we just request you keep us in the loop as we need to keep our delegate list up to date.

How to buy a ticket
Email GorgeouslyGreenGathering@gmail.com with the following information

1) Your Full Name - please include your surname so we can identify people with the same first name
2) Blog Name and Link/URL
3) Dietary Requirements - this information will be given to our venue, we will do our best to accommodate everyone but if there are difficulties with your request we shall let you know.

What happens next?
We will then send information on how to pay via Paypal and request that monies are received within 24 hours, should there be any issue with this please speak to us first.

We hope to see you all in September.
Best Wishes
Jen & Sarah

Our chosen charity Friends of the Honeybee

Friday, 1 July 2016

Announcement: Gorgeously Green 2016

Gorgeously Green, Event, Beauty, Natural

Welcome back, readers. I'm sorry that I've not been very active over the last few months - for those of you that don't know, I'm expecting my first child in October so have been focusing on that and not finding much time for other things! I hope to have a bit more presence over the coming months, so keep an eye out.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Reivew: Queen Tea Detox Bath Teas


Queen Tea are launching their new Detox Boxes TODAY and I've been lucky enough to have been testing one for the last couple of weeks.

The Detox boxes cost just £10 and come in three varieties, Morning Cuppa, Really Relaxing*, and Tea-Tox, with each box containing two Bath Tea bags and one Mini Milk sachet. 
Everything is made fresh, with 100% natural ingredients. 

But what is a Bath Tea bag? Well, draw yourself a bath, pop the tea bag into the bath and hop in! Even better, because once you're ready to get in, you can add a couple of tablespoons of oat milk to the bath and you're in your own wonderfully aromatic tea cup.

It's a novel idea and would be wonderful to give as gifts to family and friends who enjoy a soak in the tub.

Queen Tea also sell a range of Bath Teas, Tea Scrubs and Bath Milks on their website, so go and have a look!

*PR Sample

Friday, 19 February 2016

How I Muddled Through a Horrible Virus with Viridian


Back at the end of January I was really, really sick.
What started off as a sore throat and a cold (which I thought I'd be able to just get over) actually turned out to be Tonsillitis and because I didn't get that treated, the infection spread into my chest and ears. I found this out after struggling for two weeks, getting worse each day and not better, before I sucked it up and went to the Doctors. Thank God for Penicillin.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Review: Living Nature Liquid Foundation


Today I'm going to try and review a foundation for you.
It's not something I've done before so I'm a little anxious. Getting the right shade foundation is a pain in the butt - I'm pale with pink and yellow undertones and then I have wonderfully red cheeks. Because of the nightmare that is foundation hunting, I usually stick with BB creams that have some pigmentation but not enough to have to worry about looking too pale or too orange.

Sometimes though, I need foundation. If I'm going out and want to dress up, I want flawless skin and a BB cream doesn't always cut it.

I've seen a few good reviews of the Living Nature foundation so was happy to have the opportunity to review the liquid foundation in Pure Sand*.
I'd been bouncing between picking Pure Sand and Pure Taupe but ultimately went for Pure Sand as it's a light shade with pink/yellow tones. Perfect.

I wasn't really sure what to expect as I had never used a liquid foundation before but I was pleasantly surprised with the consistency. I was expecting to have to use a foundation brush but I found that I put too much product on when I did and it was just too much coverage for my liking. Instead, I prefer using my fingers which is probably a terrible thing to admit to but there we have it; I feel that I can control the liquid better this way.

The liquid is fairly runny but it is still easy to work with and blend in. As for longevity, to be honest I've only been wearing it for evenings out, 4-5 hours at a time, and whilst it still provides a great base, I not in a position to be able to tell you that it would last a full day.
It does a good job evening out my skin tone and covering blemishes without completely washing out my naturally rosie cheeks.

Houses in a sleek frosted glass jar with a black pump, I'll also give it points for appearance and ease of use.

One thing I will say is that I can't always wear the foundation - it has a tendency to cling to dry patches and therefore leaves a rather scaly texture behind. My dry patches are cyclical so I know when I can/can't use it. Even when exfoliating and using a heavier moisturiser, it didn't help me. To be fair though, I don't use BB creams during this time either as the same thing happens.

Which foundation do you use? 

You can buy the Living Nature Liquid Foundation from Botanical Brands for £28 by clicking here. There also have a good variety of shades so do take a look!

*PR sample

Monday, 8 February 2016

Review: Mount Purious Lavender Massage Oil


With Valentines Day around the corner, I'd like to review a wonderful Massage Oil from Mount Purious* for you. 

I first came across Chris, who founded both Mount Purious and Good Day Organics, at the Love Natural Love Organic show last July. I'll admit that what caught my attention initially was actually a Beard Oil! No no, not for me (thanks!) but for my other half. I came home, raved about it and he bought it. You can read the review here. Now I frequently send fellas to Chris for their beard oils!

Chris kindly sent me over the newly launched Massage Oil in Lavender (you can also get an Unscented version) in time for Valentines Day to share with you.

The oil (like all Mount Purious oils) are Soil Association certified. Sweet Almond Oil and Lavender Essential Oil are the two ingredients which make this massage oil 100% organic.

"Mount Purious. Lavender Massage Oil has a composition which slowly soaks into the skin providing enough time to deeply massage the skin and muscles. Our Massage Oil is high in Vitamins A, B, D, E as well as potassium and magnesium, these vitamins and minerals also deeply moisturise dry, tired skin making for one fantastic feeling massage."  

Sweet almond oil is a massage base staple for a reason; its wonderful to work with and leaves the skin silky smooth. The added Lavender oil works so well to calm and relax, perfect for a Valentines Day Massage.

This would make a great gift for any time of the year!

Take a look at the range here.

*PR Sample
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