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03/08/15: Bin, gift or repurpose? #3

Schmidt's Deodorant x 3 (sample sizes)
The Bergamot and Lime and Cedarwood I purchased myself and the Ylang Ylang I received in the recent ABW sampler.  Unfortunately although I love the fragrances after using them for a while my underarms now can't handle the bicarbonate soda for more than a few days.  The Lime is close to two thirds empty, the Cedarwood about a third but the Ylang Ylang is untouched.  Bin/gift:  I'm not really sure how I would go about repurposing these so it's going to be bin or gift.  If anyone would like the unused Ylang Ylang, just shout!

Akamuti Mango Tree Butter
I think I bought this as I noticed that mango tree butter featured in a few under eye balms as a brightening agent.  It's a small pot but I've never gotten around to really using it; as it's so firm (to be fair Akamuti do warn you of this!) it's difficult to use on its own and you really need to mix it with another butter.  It doesn't have any particular scent other than a bit "tree-ey".   Bin - It's been in my drawer for a while and is now past its best before date.

Trilogy Cream Cleanser and Vital Moisturising Cream
I bought these last year for my mother as a "welcome to organic natural nice stuff" gift.  Unfortunately I forgot that she is intolerant to aloe vera, which features heavily in these products.  I've never gotten around to using them up as I'm more than happy with my cleansers and moisturisers.  Bin/gift - They're just outside of their BBE date so I wouldn't want to gift them to anyone without fair warning. They've only been tested on hands so if anyone would like to try them I can pop them in the post!  

Our Tiny Bees Lip Balm
I received this as a gift with purchase when I bought their face mask, bath bar and a candle.  It's pleasant enough, although quite stiff.  The honey scent comes through but I tend to prefer stick balms rather than ones I have to delve my paws into.   Repurpose - I've had it a while but it still seems good.  I will probably make use of this thick balm to coat my scaly feet and elbows during the summer!

Gwdihw Smoochy Lips Lip Balm
Another balm in a pot, I just don't tend to reach for this.  It's more like a foot balm tin and I'm not overly keen on the smell anymore.  I think it's probably past its best as it came in a SoukSouk box... the other one that I received at the same time was a hand/nails/feet one which I much preferred.  Bin - not used and past it, this one is heading for the bin.

Handmade Naturals Roll On Spot Stick
I've used about half of this but it never seemed to have much of an effect on my nasty spots so I'm currently trialling Indie Lee.  I like the scent and the tea tree combo, but the oil never sat where I wanted it.  Bin - not using this on my face any more as it's past its use by date.  

Studio 78 Tinted Moisturiser 01
I bought this as a pair with their gorgeous golden highlighter from the lovely Jen (Red Fox Diaries) in a blog sale.  Although the highlighting primer has been a good purchase the foundation is quite simply the worst I have ever tried!  Sorry Studio78 but this really sucks.  I don't know if perhaps it was a bad batch, but each pump comes out white with orange streaks and rubbing it in only makes the orange darker and more noticeable.

I've tried shaking it to within an inch of its life, applying with a sponge, applying with a brush, mixing it with moisturiser... nothing works.  It's the lightest shade, supposedly, but applies more like terracotta wood stain.  Has anyone had any success with this product?  I'd love to know!  Bin seriously, flying into...

Spot anything you'd rather cut off your own hand than throw out?   
(Or anything you've just tried?)

Let me know down below!

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24/07/15: Ethical Clothing ~ BAM and Nomads

A few posts ago I mentioned two ethical brands BAM clothing and Nomads, so today I thought I would share a few thoughts on a couple of pieces.

BAM clothing
Bam Clothing is made using organic bamboo. It's sustainable, anti bacterial, moisture-wicking and soft. I've actually picked up quite a lot of their range, starting with their socks (stink free) and moving on to their workout wear (really comfortable), but my favourite item so far is this green hoody. I love hoodies but finding one that's baggy not sloppy, has enough hood for my head and is warm but not too thick for Spring/ a task. 

I haven't washed this yet, so I expect that it will lose some of its softness, but I'm so pleased with the construction and shape. 

Size wise, I think they are quite accurate, but free returns make it easy to send back anything that doesn't fit right! Sometimes the shapes don't work for me, but I think that's true of most brands. 

I've just picked up a few more items and I'm looking forward to seeing what's in their next collection. I was lucky to get the hoody at a reduced price with a discount code but hey often have great deals available to regular customers and newsletter subscribers. Also, there are quite a few sale pieces available, so it's definitely worth looking in that section if you're not sure yet! 

Nomads Modal Pink Blouse*
Nomads is a brand that I came across when I took part in a slow fashion feature highlighting ethical and fair trade clothing lines. They use organic cotton, hand dying and embroidery and the brand is a member of the British Association of Fair Trade Shops. 

They have some lovely dresses available but I opted to try this summer blouse in pink. It has a sweet bit of sequin detail and would be perfect for the beach as a throwover, or with some denim shorts for a summer day out. I used the sizing guide on the website and ended up with one a little snug across the chest, but it can be undone for a looser fit.

It's very light and comfortable and can be worn alone, although as you can see below it's slightly see-through (possibly a lighter colour bra would have been better!). At first I thought it might be a bit long, but I've started to appreciate the looser fit. My only con is that it isn't quite as pink as it looked on the website, but it's not a dealbreaker. 

For my first foray into Nomads I'm quite impressed. I like the added details and can see it will be easy to dress up and down if I can keep my mother's hands off it! Nomads has a great collection of summer-ready clothes - you can currently get this one in the sale!  I'm very tempted by this number - always up for a good multi functional piece.  What do you think?  

What ethical or fair trade clothing ranges do you like to buy from?

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* Sample kindly provided, all opinions my own!  

02/06/2015: Empties!

I don't post empties often because I don't finish things up on a regular basis.  So I'm a little bit proud of my (tiny) collection of empties!  

I thought I'd try a different company after a year or so of Akamuti.  In general I'm impressed with the price and the product, but I'm marginally miffed that on the website the Manuka Honey water shows as being organic, but the bottles I've received don't say that they're organic anywhere.  (Compare the linked image to my bottle above). 
Repurchase?  Yep, have already done so but will be asking about the Organic issue next time!

Love this, never without and this is probably my fifth bottle since I discovered it a few years ago.  Yes it's made with alcohol, but it makes my hands feel clean and fresh so I'm happy with it.
Repurchase?  Um, yes.  Yes and yes again.

I bought this originally in the little sample packs you can get but only recently gave it a go.  It's a fresh almost citrusy oil/serum that is great in the evenings.  
Repurchase?  I have done and I've just bought a back up as they've reformulated and gotten rid of some of the essential oils that I loved it for!

I think this is actually the second cleanser sample I have used up from Bodhi and Birch.  It's part of the Rosa Rosa collection   It was a toss up between the two but of the three products I preferred the moisturiser and picked up a full size of that, especially since I find moisturisers the most difficult to get on with.
Repurchase?  I do like it and might pick it up again but at the moment I'm happy with Pai.  

I bought this alongside their heat protecting spray and this has been the first to bite the dust.  I'm a few squirts away from total empty, but very tempted to repurchase.  It's a light oil that doesn't make my hair greasy (if I remember to use it sparingly!), it's not expensive and it smells delicious.  (Coconut-ty but not too much so.)  It can also be used as a body oil so although I don't use it for that purpose, any leftovers just get rubbed onto my arms.  
Repurchase?  Probably.  I'm looking at Fushi and Freshness of the Morning at the moment but I think they're both a little pricier.   

I've just finished this bottle up and have really enjoyed having it in my bag.   I haven't used it for a salt texturizer as I just don't really understand what I'm supposed to do with it!  My hair is fairly wild if left untamed anyway, so I don't need any more texture!  As a body spray, however, it is luscious.  Really fresh and perky.  It reminds me very much of freshly cut hair smells from a salon, 
Repurchase?  I won my first bottle so technically it would have been a "purchase" but I wasn't going to.  However, I received another travel bottle in my ABW S/S sampler and have a good few months before I need to think about it again!

When it was announced that the limited editions were making a  comeback, I was most excited to see this in the line up.  I saw it first on Tammy's (Rainbow Feet) blog and really liked the look of the coral/orange tint; so when it arrived in stores I quickly ordered a sample from Content.  It's a really gorgeous peachy summer colour with a bit more pigment than the similar Shell Shock I own already.  However, I feel very comfortable in it.
Repurchase?  Yes, I've already picked up the full size! Expect to see a blog post soon.

I've had a couple of these little vials now, thanks to the lovely ladies (and gents?) at Content but this Black Cumin and Cajeput version is the one that I was most interested in to start with as it is aimed at spots.  As it's such a small amount I'm not sure I was able to discern any startling reduction in the blasted things, but I really enjoyed the scent and a little drop did go surprisingly far.  I have a few more to test out but I can see myself picking up a full size (only 5ml!!) at some point out of curiousity as to whether a longer course of the product shows more change.
Repurchase?  Not at such but I will try the few samples I still have.

And that's it!  Have you tried any of the above?

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16/05/15: Ethical Stores

One part of my "good for me" checklist is buying ethical.  It's not always easy but as ever the internet is our friend here and I thought it would be good to share a couple of those that I've been browsing recently.

Bam Clothing
As you might have guessed, this site sells Bamboo clothing.  You can see from their FAQs that they take ethical sourcing seriously.  Also, their clothes happen to be some of the softest I have ever worn and their socks are actually magical - no stink!

10/05/15: Silk Naturals Chromatic Cream Eyeshadows

Silk Naturals is an amazing American site.  Filled with simple products at brilliant prices (even with conversion from $ to £ and shipping costs factored in!), I've spent more time than I care to admit browsing their wares. 

05/05/15: The Real Beauty Manifesto

With the existence of certifying bodies like the Soil Association, Ecocert, Cosmos it's nowadays relatively easy to source organic or natural products. However, that's usually just a small first step for me and many other "greenies" - there are plenty of other issues we want to consider before parting with our money and supporting that brand: What's in it? Who made it? Was it farmed ethically and responsibly? Does the company look after its producers? What about animal testing? Can I recycle the packaging? Is it a reasonable price? 

One of the most frustrating things I found when I first started looking for greener alternatives was that although sometimes I could hit upon one brand that ticked enough of those boxes, finding another took a whole new search and set of questions. My standards were more than just "is it organic?"

The Real Beauty Manifesto recognises that many people have those same standards. It's a group/movement of like-minded businesses and individuals centered around organic and natural beauty brands, and united by common goals, values and ethics - and marked out by their use of the RBM logo (top left).

Real Beauty ManifestoWhat
A set of core values that an individual or company signs up to adhere to in their business practice.  These are:
  • Purity – we avoid all harmful chemicals and toxins in the products we sell and promote natural and organic living to safeguard our health, our planet and our children’s future.
  • Compassion – we aim to be considerate as companies and as individuals. We refute the need for animal testing in any form during the production of beauty products and refuse to sell or stock any products tested on animals.
  • Honesty – we oppose promoting unrealistic beauty ideals that contribute to the increasing number of young people developing negative body image, low self-esteem and eating disorders. We aspire to promote equality and operate without prejudice.

02/05/15: Ten minutes with... Annie from Hello Purple Clouds

Yay, it's Annie!  I first met Annie for lunch, a natter and a shop in Whole Foods Cheltenham and then again at the Green Beauty Meet in Reading in October last year but I'd been reading her blog for a good while before that - one of the first posts I clearly remember reading is this one which first introduced me to the idea of a Foreo.  Her blog is warm, friendly (just like her) and informative -  I've been reading along ever since. 

Annie kindly agreed to take the time to answer a nosey woman's questions, and her responses are below!  Keep reading to find out more about Babylon 5, how her blog started and green beauty favourites.  Enjoy :) 

Last thing you do at night? Kick the cats out of the bedroom (they take up far too much room on the bed) and exchange I love you’s and goodnight kisses with my husband.

Top tip for being happy and healthy? Lots of fresh air, eating a rainbow of veggies and fruit and keeping processed foods for occasional treats is a good basis for keeping healthy. For me, there are three key steps to happiness: learn to love yourself with all your imperfections, don’t put too much emphasis on material stuff and laugh a LOT.

Brands/bloggers/people that inspire you?  I could spend a lot longer than 10 minutes on this! In the natural beauty world, it’s brands like Lyonsleaf, Angela Langford and Sophia’s Choice who all put so much of themselves into flying the flag high with passion and blogs like Sugarpuffish, Ana Goes Green, Well Meaning Being and My Zero Waste. Outside of that, I have huge admiration for Queen Rania of Jordan who is so active in improving the lives of children and the disadvantaged, not just in Jordan but across the Arab world. She’s strong, educated, passionate about does so much to change the lives of the vulnerable – what an amazing female role model.

Favourite TV series? It hasn’t been on TV for years but it has to be Babylon 5. I get my fix by re-watching the DVDs every year or so and it’s still as great every time; our Maine Coon, Zathras, is even named after one of our favourite characters from the series – yep, I am a complete sci-fi geek (live long and prosper)!

Product you wish you'd invented? It has to be the flushing toilet. We take them for granted but having spent a lot of time in parts of the world where holes in the ground have to do, I REALLY appreciate a nice, clean loo!

Favourite skincare item? I have very dry skin and couldn’t manage without facial oils. My favourites are Bodhi and Birch’s Desert Rose, Angela Langford’s Repair and Renew, OV Naturals Triple Rose and Antipodes’ Divine Facial Oil.

Favourite cosmetic item? I’m not big on make-up so it would have to be lip balm (does that count as a cosmetic item?), in fact, I am a little bit obsessed and usually have at least 20 on the go at any one time, but they do all get used.

Your guilty pleasure? Judge Judy! We don’t have TV at home but whenever I stay anywhere with a TV, I am glued to her shows. I just love the way she takes down all the idiots who bring cases before her and the by-play between her and Bird is hilarious.

Favourite book? It’s so hard to pick just one. Probably Lord of the Rings, I have read it literally dozens of times and Tolkien’s imagination never fails to astound me. Other favourites are Under a Calculating Star by John Morressy and anything by M R James.

Why did you start your blog? It sort of started by accident. My husband used to tease me about how so many conversations I had with friends and family ended up being about natural beauty and green living. He joked that I should write a blog about it instead of getting on my soapbox and so Hello Purple Clouds was born.

Which product would you recommend to anyone starting out in green beauty? A good natural cleansing balm is a great place to start, deeply cleansing with all natural ingredients lays the foundation for good skincare. My current favourites are Steam Clean by Skin & Tonic and Lyonsleaf's Beauty Balm. Both have simple ingredients but are super effective.

Proudest/most exciting moment in your blog career? I had a lovely email a couple of months ago from someone who said that they had been following my blog for a while and felt that the posts I had written had really helped her in transitioning to a green beauty regime. I was so touched by this, not least because this was someone I didn’t even know existed. She had never commented on a post or tweeted me but that she had taken the time to email me and been able to make some changes as a result of what I had written was so rewarding.

You can find more of Annie at Hello Purple Clouds, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  

Go say hello! :)

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29/04/2015: Tea-time Trials

Since starting work, I've spent a lot of time with tea.  I spend most of my day with either a glass of water or cuppa on my desk, and the whole act of having a new cup of tea made for me, making another for the team... well, it's a way of getting up and away from the desk for a little bit.  Which on a slower day is a little bit of a treat!!

Unfortunately, this meant that I reached a point where I was consuming up to six cups a day.  Plus the soya milk.  And not only did it get a little bit boring, but I got to the point (in combination with a bout of gastritis) where my regular cup just wasn't what I wanted.  The up-side though, is that I've branched out much further in my tea-tasting, so thought I'd share my thoughts on what's been tickling my fancy for the last few months... and what didn't!

Clipper Morning Tea
Taken black this is something a bit different to your regular cuppa.  It's a mate tea (which I'd never heard of before) with a lemongrass and lemon verbana infusion.  The mate seems to make it taste similar to a regular tea, the lemon additions give it an extra kick and there's a bit of licorice root in there too (not that I could detect that part personally!) Have repurchased.  

26/04/15: Gettin' lippy with it...[na-na nah nah na-na nah...]

After my recent lipstick post on Lippy Girl, I decided it was about time I took a look at some of the other colours in my collection.  I have two others to add to this at a later date (Lippy Girl Hot Diggity Yam and Coral Me Maybe, which I adore) but my current collection consists of the small select group to follow.  Let the crazy-close-up-mouth shots commence!

12/04/15: Bin, Gift, Repurpose #2

Hallo!  It's been a while since I've done one of these, but looking through my skincare drawer recently I realised that I have held onto quite a few things (by which I mean a tonne) that I should probably let go.  So without further ado, here's a (quite hefty) low down of what I'm saying sayonara to this month.

Benecos Day Cream:  This came in the Green Beauty Meet Up goody bag back in October 2014 but I'm afraid I've become a bit of a face care snob, and I just don't want to use this on my temperamental skin as I've got a couple of moisturisers already that I'm happy with.  It's a perfectly acceptable cream that I think I'll put towards my dry elbows and knees, but I won't be using it on my face.  Repurpose.

John Masters Organics Rosemary and Lavender Shampoo:  I've never had a full size bottle of any JMO but I have gone through numerous sachets, so I picked up one of their travel sets back in July of last year to get a better idea of whether I felt I should spend the £££ on a proper bottle. Unfortunately I didn't get around to using this one before my sensitivity to potassium sorbate emerged, so I've passed it on to someone else. Gift.

Eve St Agnes Facial Silk and Refining Exfoliator: These arrived in a Souk Souk box of yesteryear and I just wasn't taken with them.  I used them a couple of times, but I think they're well past their 6 month use by date.  I might keep the glass pots, but otherwise these are going in the bin.  Bin.

05/04/15: Ten minutes with... Charlie from Sophia's Choice

Charlie Hughes is a green blogger and owner of the natural and organic boutique Sophia's Choice.  I've ordered several times from her site and am always struck by the sweet wrapping that makes me feel like I'm receiving a present rather than some items just whacked in a box.  Her blog follows the same method: detailed and friendly.  I asked Charlie if she would take part in my ten minutes series last year, and have been looking forward to sharing this with you ever since.  Enjoy :) 

Last thing you do at night?
After checking on my 2 girls, to make sure they’re still breathing (it’s a mother thing!), I always tell my hubby that I love him.  It goes back to when I was a child; it was the very last thing I said to my Mum when she tucked me up at night and it’s something I’ve always carried on with my husband. Soppy really!

03/04/15: Bathtime Favourites

Although I try to keep my skincare rotation down, when it comes to the bathroom I switch it up on a regular basis.  However, these are the four products that have been used regularly over the last few months - my favourites.

Barefoot SOS Bath and Shower Gel* (RRP £16.00) - I received this as a tester from one of my regular shopping spots Lucy Rose. It arrived around the time that I first noticed my sensitivity to potassium sorbate and I was glad to have something else I could use in the shower. It's a practical product rather than a luxurious one but it does the job. It doesn't froth but I found it especially good for shaving and I also like the soft scent.  I used it a few times on my face but found it best for body - in particular shaving.  Targeted at those with eczema and skin sensitivities the price is a bit more than I would like for the product, but I can imagine that if you're someone that suffers really badly with skin issues then this might be worth the extra cost if its gentle enough for your skin (contains essential oils). One thing I noticed that was a bit weird was that any product that was left in the cap between uses went a bit green? It didn't affect the function but I'm not sure what that was about!  

28/03/15: Lippy Girl - Rosie Posie

I don't own many lipsticks.  I have a tonne of mini samples for swatching but only two or three full size grown-ass-lady lipsticks and to be honest I don't reach for them very often in comparison to the twenty-odd lip balms I have stored in every nook and cranny from bedroom to the office, plus a whole pot of spares in my make-up drawer...  

However, Lippy Girl is a lipstick brand that I have been lusting over all the way back to 2013, so I didn't hesitate when I was offered the chance to try out a shade from their Vegocentric line of 12 shades ranging from soft pink to brilliantly purple.

Lippy Girl is a Canadian line of make up created by Darcey Diehl; originally starting with just lip products, but now extended into mineral blushes, bronzers and eyeshadows.  

22/03/15: Survey ~ Update

Hello everyone!  Firstly, to everyone who took the time to complete the survey I posted a little while ago - THANK YOU!  It was really interesting to see the results and so valuable to get another point of view on what was/wasn't working.

I just wanted to quickly post about a few changes that I've made as a result of your feedback - and if there's something that's bugging you, the survey is still open so go and let me know what it is!

Font size
Quite a few people commented that the font size for posts was too small for them.  Rather than increase the size permanently (as for aesthetic purposes I quite like it small...) I've introduced a little option in the sidebar where you can select the post font size: 13px (default), 16px or 18px.  Hopefully this will accommodate everyone's preferences.  It won't change the widgets, just the post size, and you will have to click it for each new page you visit.  If it was something that you raised, thank you - and let me know if the options are large enough?

I admit, I had got a bit carried away with my labelling... which lead us to something that looked a bit like this:

21/03/2015: Catching Up

Hello!  As once again I have let things slide a bit on the blogging front I've been toying with the idea of a post rounding up what I would have posted about in the last few months if I had been a good blogger.  If there's anything specific you want to hear more about, just let me know. (PS. Apologies for the dodgy over-sharpening on the photos below - I am experimenting to find a way to take photos when it's not bright out!)

If you don't want to read the whole post, click on these links to take you to a specific section:  Empties // Repurchases // New purchases // Current favourites // Currently reading // Currently drinking // Currently testing

Akamuti Rosewater (£12.00)-  A staple in my routine; I've lost count of the number of times I've finished up bottles of this toner.

Odacite Moringa and Petitgrain Serum Concentrate (Sample size) - I received this mini vial of serum with a Content order.  I've seen these little bottles of concentrated power serums featured on many a green beauty blog but they didn't pique my interest.  I have enjoyed using this though as it's the one for very dry skin.  The scent is strongly of petitgrain (although I don't think I'd know the scent of moringa if it smacked me in the face) which isn't something I'm a huge fan of, but it seems to work in this combination.  It's a thick oil, and at the time of taking the photo it looks like there is still some in there as it has semi-crystallised/hardened and won't budge.  I imagine when the heating comes on later it will be released!  The full size is only 5ml so this vial is quite a generous tester.  As far as I know they are supposed to be used as short powerful month course rather than continuous useage, but I could be wrong.  Anyone use these?  I also have vials of Wild Carrot (Vital Glow) and Black Cumin and Cajeput (Pimples) and I'm hoping for big things from the latter.

Pai Lotus and Orange Blossom BioAffinity Skin Tonic (£30.00) -  This came in the Pai Black Friday deal.  It's a lot more than I would spend on a toner on its own, but I have definitely enjoyed it while it lasted.  My only issue is that when I got towards the end the pump started playing up and alternately spraying off in a weird direction or not projecting the toner, leaving it dribbling down the bottle.  The scent is beautiful and if I were more inclined to use toners properly (ie. not as a water substitute when cleansing) then this would probably be a repurchase.

07/03/15: Survey ~ Reader Opinions

Hello everyone!

I know there were a few of these going around a couple of months ago, but I'm hoping you're not survey-ed out and will take a few minutes (at the most!) to answer a few questions about GFMGFY.  It would be really appreciated.

Please see below for the questions.  It is completely anonymous, so you can be as honest as you like.  I promise I will try to not take offence! :P

[Note that once you have completed the survey, it will then be hidden from view.]

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28/02/15: Living Nature Eyeliner

When I first discovered kohl eyeliner at 13, I was hooked.  I didn't consider that a black waterline was probably going to make my dark deeper-set eyes look smaller and chucked it on like nobody's business before briefly experimenting with a dark green/gold.  But as I didn't realise that you could also run a pencil along the top waterline to create a more grown-up finish I got fed up with the one look I could create and consigned my liners to the great makeup bag in the sky.  Since then my eyes have been primarily liner-free until I had the opportunity to test out Living Nature's Eye Pencil in River Stone*.  

23/02/15: Ten minutes with... Amber's Beauty Talk

Amber's Beauty Talk is a blog that I've read since I saw her review on the Babyliss Curl Secret - having "lively" hair that won't quite do straight I loved the idea of a tool that seems so simple. Anyway, I came for the hair and stayed for the green beauty! 

Amber is a regular blog/vlogger who is very active in the green beauty blogger sphere and regularly dishes out reviews on great green beauty finds known and unknown. I've met her twice now, once on the Field Trip and more recently in Reading, and she's as brilliant in person as she is online. Amber was one of my first choices for this series, so I hope you enjoy reading her answers!

Last thing you do at night?
Probably tweet…oops!

Your top tip for being happy and healthy?
Do things that make you happy. I often get stuck in a strop over something little or I moan about doing something I don’t want to do. If you don’t want to do something, or you know it won’t make you happy, don’t do it!

Which brands/bloggers/people inspire you?
All of the green beauty brands inspire me. They create products that are not only great for our skin but also for the environment and our health…what’s more inspiring than that?!

All of the green blogger girls inspire me too! I love you all! :D

05/01/15: Spiezia Facial in a Bag

After a no-go gift fail with Trilogy back in September, I purchased this Spiezia kit for my mother as an alternative.  I dithered between this and Pai, but was swung by the fact that the bottles are frosted and pink (good reason, right?), I've never tried them before, they're Soil Association certified Organic, and Chesca from Fern + Moss is a fan of the Rose and Vanilla oil that I that my giftee would receive in the pack.  
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