Monday, 3 October 2016

Review: MotherlyLove

Footloose, Massage Oil, Due Date, Pulse Point

I was recently introduced to MotherlyLove, an exciting range of 100% pure natural oils created by Jan - a midwife and aromatherapist. Motherlylove have created a range of blended oils which has mum and baby's health and happiness in mind.
The range consists of 8 blended oils, which include Tums & Bums Stretchmark Oil, Pregnancy & Labour Massage Oil, and a Relaxing Bath Oil. Jan has also created two pulse point roll on oils to be used during labour.

As my due date is just around the corner, I was kindly sent Foot Loose Soothing Massage Oil* and Due Date Pulse Point in Bergamot and Grapefruit*.

I've really suffered with swelling over the third trimester, my hands and feet puffing up and causing me all sorts of issues. I was glad to be able to try out something specifically for pregnancy swelling, and Foot Loose did not disappoint. With a base of sweet almond and coconut , this omega rich oil had lavender and peppermint expertly blended to create a treat for feet (and hands!). Of course having a foot and leg massage from the Mr helps, and we found the oil really lovely to work with.

The Due Date Pulse Point roll on is a perfect little bottle to carry around to lift the spirits and help focus the mind. Bergamot and grapefruit are wonderfully uplifting and really help with get up and go. Not just for use during labour, I've been applying daily whenever I've needed a pick-me-up and I feel like this will help relax my mind and body when using it in labour as I'll have associated the scent with something relaxing.

Motherlylove won big in this years Green Parent 2016 Natural Beauty Awards, taking home Gold Best Buy for Due Date Pregnancy/Labour Massage Oil, and Gold for Pamper Mum Bath/Shower Oil. They also swooped up 1 Gold and 2 Silver awards from the Gentle Parenting 2016 awards.

You can browse the range by clicking here.

*PR samples

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Review: Odylique Repair Lotion

I'd been looking for a lotion that would help me out with my ever growing baby bump, when I remembered that Odylique do a fab range of products for itchy skin.

I was sent the Repair Lotion* which comes in a 200ml pump bottle and costs £20.
It's Soil Association approved Organic and 100% of the ingredients are from natural origin.
The lotion is a creamy yellow colour and I was surprised to see how far just two pumps would go (turns out a long way!) as it doesn't seem like very much in the hand. It has a very neutral smell, thanks to the chickweed, chamomile, and calendula.

I did find that I had to allow a bit of time for the lotion to sink into the skin before putting clothes on as it's quite a rich cream, but I can't fault it for calming the skin. I tend to use this for a few days at a time, when I'm going through particular growth spurts.

I've also been using it on the tops of my arms which tend to get neglected, and have noticed an improvement in texture and tone.

You can pick up the Repair Lotion from LoveLula* by clicking here.

*PR samples and affiliate links

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Gorgeously Green Gathering 2016 - A Round Up

Another year, another incredible Gorgeously Green event (even if I do say so myself!).

Sarah (SugarPuffish) and I came away from last year and within a couple of weeks, had already booked the date and venue for 2016. There was such a wonderful response to the 2015 event that we felt we had to capture that momentum and start planning extra early for 2016.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Love Lula Beauty Box - September Edition

I was sent this fab Beauty Box* from LoveLula at the end of last week and am really happy with it.
The box retails at £12.50 per month which I think is really good value for money considering what's inside.

Inside this September edition you get:

BalmBalm Organic Rose Floral Water Hydrosol - A gentle toner or a refreshing pick me up in this unseasonable heat, the spray is fine and covers the face well. Lovely treat to keep in the fridge for the hot days.

Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask - I've tried this peel mask before and it is one that I really like. I guess it's because it feels like its actually doing something. It certainly brighten my skin and makes a visible difference.

Ooh! Organic Baobab Rejuvenating Face Oil - This product is worth £19, so you absolutely get value for money in the box. Rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9, the oil is perfect for rejuvenating any skin type. I look forward to seeing the longer term effects it has.

FoM London Hydra Plump Serum - I've not tried anything from this brand before, although I know that they have a really good reputation. "A triple action moisture boost serum that works to attract, bind and prevent moisture loss." I think this one will be fab during the Winter months to keep skin in tip top condition.

Along with samples of Madara Micellar Water and Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer.

I look forward to what's in the October box!

You can sign up to the beauty box by clicking here.

*PR sample and affiliate links

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 

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 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.
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