Monday, January 22, 2018

Love Lula Beauty Box January 2018



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Love Lula Beauty Box January 2018


Sooo, the New Year, New You? Nah, but I will surely take in New Products! 

Joking aside, I am excited to share with you my first Love Lula beauty box from the same online green beauty store. They ship worldwide, and the price is 13.95£ monthly recurring for UK customers, and for us international gals there are two options of three months (52.50£) or a year (210£) including post and packaging. Green beauty boxes are a great way to discover new items you might have missed otherwise, and I love that anything coming from LoveLula is cruelty free and guaranteed not to have any toxic ingredients - they have very strict criteria for any product they accept, and that is taking the guesswork off your shoulders. 

So let's see what's in first 2018 box? All products are vegan, well done Love Lula! By the way, don't forget to check out my interview with the owner and co-founder Sonia White as a part of my Natural Beauties segment here. I still can't believe Sonia said yes!



Madara Time Miracle Total Renewal Night Cream 20ml sample (50ml retails for £42)


I’m quite happy with this night cream and the ingredients. It goes on nicely and absorbs quickly with no greasiness or residue. It’s base is birch juice, which intrigues me to no end, and it's got hyaluronic acid in it, which is always good news. For my dry and sensitive skin this seems to be too light of a moisturiser in winter time, but maybe it would be perfect for summer?  On the plus side, it did not give my very sensitive skin any reactions, so if it suited me fine, that means all my sensitive skin gals can try it too, starting with a patch test, of course. This cream I have bookmarked in my Love Lula wishlist, so quite chuffed to get this in the box, from this deluxe sample size I will definitely be able to make my mind up whether to get it or not at the end. And on the side note, I am wondering what happened to the Madara Time Miracle Cellular Nutrients Toning Mist? I had it bookmarked in my wishlist also, as I am on forever-quest for perfect toning mist, but it seems to have vanished from Love Lula? Please bring it back, Love Lula? Pretty please?

Ingredients:
Betula Alba (birch) Juice Simmondsia Chinensis Squalane Glycerin Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Dicaprylyl Carbonate Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate Cetearyl Alcohol Betaine Glyceryl Stearate Hippophae Rhamnoides Trifolium Pratense Galium Verum Alchemilla Vulgaris Vaccinium Myrtillus Equisetum Arvense Aesculus Hippocastanum Xanthan Gum Ascorbyl Palmitate Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline Benzyl Alcohol Aroma Aqua Chitin Beta-glucan Tocopherol Sodium Benzoate Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Zinc PCA Sodium Hyaluronate Potassium Sorbate CI 77288 (Iron Oxide) Sodium phytate Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Limonene Linalool Eugenol Citral 



PHB Ethical Beauty Brightening Eye Gel with Eyebright & Neroli 15ml rrp. £16.95

I have to say I didn't expect an eye product so soon, as we got Madara one not too long ago, which I haven't even opened yet (I am someone who does not like to have too many open products in the same category) due to using other products. But it just so happened that this was sitting next to the computer as I typed this, so my hands reached for it (for testing purposes, no less!) and I opened it before Madara, meaning it will have to wait it's turn some more. It is nice and cooling, gel texture is easy to pat in, and it absorbs in no time at all, something I really appreciate, after using eye oils for the last two years. The skin felt nice and hydrated, so let's keep this will continue it impress me as I continue to use it. Happy to see frankincense and myrrh essential oils in it, as well as birch juice; and I am very curious to see if it will make any difference to my dark under eye circles.

Ingredients:
Aqua, Aloe barbadensis (Organic aloe vera), Vegetable glycerine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Coco-caprylate, Sclerotium Gum, Betula Pendula (White birch), Propandiol & Salix alba, Helianthus Annuus ( Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Euphrasia Officinalis (Organic Eyebright) Extract., Hippophae rhamnoides (Organic Sea Buckthorn), Citrus parasidii (Grapefruit), Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), Boswella carterii (Frankincense), Citrus aurantium (Neroli), Benzyl alcohol, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh), Rosa centifolia (Rose), Jasminum officinale (Jasmine), *Linalool *Limonene *Citral *Geraniol *Farnesol *Eugenol *Citronellol *Benzyl Benzoate *Occurs naturally in essential oils, **Organically grown ingredients. Certified Cruelty Free, Vegan & Halal.


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MOA Fortifying Green Bath Potion



Magic Organic Apothecary Fortifying Green Bath Potion 100ml, rrp. £27.50

MOA is a brand on my radar for some time now, but their products seem to be heavy on the essential oils, which is exactly why I sort of hesitated to try them. This got me mixed feelings upfront, as it contains peppermint oil, something I can't handle anywhere on my body, I don't enjoy being tingly and pepperminty. For the blogging sake I still will get in a bath with this, as I have a head cold, to see if it will help. Happy to see minimal ingredients and the birch oil in it!
My only complaint with this product is that it contains Laureth 3, a synthetic surfactant. I’m not sure why a bath oil needs an emulsifying agent?

Ingredients:
Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (peppermint) Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare (fennel) Oil, Laureth-3, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Achillea Millefolium (yarrow) Extract, Abies Sibirica (fir needle) Oil, Betula Lenta Bark (sweet birch) Oil, Tocopherol, CI 75810 (chlorophyll). 


Laidbare Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow



Laidbare Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Hair Minimising Moisturiser 125ml, £6.99

Sort of unexpected item in the thick of the winter, and not something I would seek out to buy either, but for the blogging sake I was still prepared to give it a go. Until I opened to bottle. This smell is not something I want on my body, and as a very sensitive person I am very particular with my ingredients, and scents too. I am very bad at describing scents, and at first it seems sweet and nice, but it quickly develops into something 'plasticky' and I cannot handle it. On a closer inspection I found dimethicone in the ingredients, a synthetic silicone I avoid in my products. I think I will pass it on - the one and only time I tried it, was enough for me. Sorry Love Lula and Laidbare, this is not for me.

Ingredients:
Aqua(water), aloe barbadensis(aloe vera)leaf juice, polysorbate 20(naturally derived emulsifier, glycerin (coconut)common, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone(silicone), dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol(naturally derived preservative), mannitol(botanical), ammonium glycyrrhizate(liquorice), caffeine(coffee), aesculus hippocastanum(horse chestnut) extract, zinc gluconate(zinc irons), citrus medica limonum(lemon) peel oil, xanthum gum(naturally derived thickener), citrus aurantifolia (lime)oil, betula alba(birch) leaf extract, althaea officinalis(marshmallow) root extract, potassium sorbate (naturally derived preservative), sodium benzoate(naturally derived preservative), limonene(essential oil), citral (essential oil).


So, I think you can gather that this box isn't my favourite of them all, but majority of them have been great, and I still think this is a great way to switch your products to clean products without spending a fortune if you are only starting out your green beauty journey. Even if you are advanced in it, it is always fun to discover something new, isn't it? This box total value is whopping £71! I know I love getting new products, nearly ten years in into my green beauty journey I still get excited getting boxes in the mail. What about you?         If you are interested, you can sign up here.
Psst, I will tell you one secret - after a couple of weeks of releasing their Beauty Boxes, Love Lula is giving them away for free with any orders above £60, so keep your eyes peeled! Their Early Bird Valentine Selection Box is also available for only £24, £60 value.

 

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 Disclaimer: the beauty box is part of LLABP program, and the thoughts are always my own. I treat every products equally, no matter what way it came to me.



Thursday, January 18, 2018

My little beauty hacks



Hello Lovelies,




Welcome back! And if you are new here, welcome 💕💕💕

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My little beauty hacks



So I was commenting on someone's request on Love Lula's Facebook Group, where the person wanted to know what beauty hacks people use, and as my comment was getting rather long, I thought why I don't blog about it on my own? And it seemed apt for the Beautiful New Year Challenge I am doing at the moment, so it was the perfect reason to go on and lay all my cards on the table. So I am spilling all my (cheapskate) beans and I hope you will find it interesting and/or useful.

You guys know I am all about saving money where I can, DIY-ing what I can (only with simplest ingredients you already have, promise!) and generally speaking finding new uses for the products I already own gives me a buzz! And if that eliminates buying one or two products, then so much better! Or over 25 in my case (post here) - trust me to take "5 Products I can Live Without" tag and run with it 😉




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DIY Liquid Eyeliner

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DIY Liquid Eyeliner

Did you know that you can create your own liquid liner from your black (or any other colour) eye shadow? I have a post on it here, but it is really simple - just wet the brush, dip it in the shadow and apply. Depending how long wearing and how pigmented your eye shadow is, you can totally get away not buying liquid liner at all! I love a cat eye, but I suck at it still, plus I don't have time for it in the mornings, so I find my liquid eye liners dry up or go bad on me most of the time, way before I have a chance to finish them up. And as they are not the cheapest make products (seriously, if you happen to know good AND cheap liquid liner that wouldn't crumble away after a few hours, do us all a favour and let us know in the comments below!), I don't always have it, and when I don't, I know I can rely on this trick. A single pot of black shadow shouldn't break the bank, and mine has lasted three years with no end in sight. I got mine for 3€ in the bargain bin of TKMaxx beauty section (Bellapierre, if you want to know. It was opened and probably swatched, so therefore reduced to next to nothing, but I figured since it is loose mineral powder, not a lipstick or mascara, there was little risk of contamination, so I took a chance). Make sure to read my Green Beauty Finds in TKMaxx post, one of my worst kept secrets ya all! With 80+ photos to boot. Yep, I like working hard on my posts.






Oil/ balm highlight

Running out of cream highlight  or not big on them at all? No worries at all - all you need is a bit of coconut oil (or a balm) on top of your cheeks for the most beautiful and natural glow. I learned this trick from a magazines from a make up artist. This won't work as your inner eye corner highlight, mind you.


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Coconut oil scalp mask

In all honesty, I never buy scalp masks, it is all too easy to DIY with coconut oil. I usually add a few drops of rosemary essential oil, as it is amazing for the hair, and of course you can add any other ingredients that are good for the hair too, like honey, and raw egg, etc. I don't, as I sometimes leave this scalp treatment overnight, as I can imagine egg or honey wouldn't work too well in this case :)



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Hair spray or leave in conditioner or balm as a brow tamer

Pretty much self explanatory.


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Concealer as an eye shadow primer

As someone who wears make up so infrequently, I never buy eye shadow primers - that would be a waste of money and another product sitting and expiring slowly on me. From the blog review I gather not all of them are good or even decent, so I have zero desire to go on "the perfect eye primer" journey. I use concealer as an eye primer on the days I decide to go all out with an eye shadows, and I am happy with it. 


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Tea tree oil for spots

Specific acne products of any kind is something I give a miss for nearly ten years now, plain old tea tree oil is something that works like no other. For obvious reasons don't use near eyes and mouth, and use it on the pimple ONLY and not the skin around it - tea tree oil burns are real, and I don't want you to experience them!


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Beetroot or raspberries stain/lip stain

If you are on a strict budget, a true minimalist or are simply running out of your blush or lip products, you can use simple plain beetroot or raspberry as a blush and lip stain. Trust, me, no one will ever know it is not a shop bought product. Simply slice a sliver of a beet and apply with your fingers in a tapping motion, blending quickly. Use the same one for a few days, no need for a fresh chunk every day. You probably will want to eat the raspberry after using it? Or maybe not. Well it is your raspberry, so do whatever you want with it - there are no rules! 
(ps strawberries work too, but only if you have access to very ripe ones, no the "plasticky" kind ones we have in the supermarkets - these don't have a colour, nor smell or taste to them like real thing should have. 

 
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Coconut oil as a eye make up remover

Let me tell you a little secret - I haven't bought a single bottle of eye make up remover for years! I always use coconut oil for that, it removes even the most stubborn mascara as well as other make up, AND conditions my delicate under eye area, as well as lashes. Win win situation if you ask me. Reason #4658 to use coconut oil :)


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Using facial oils or serums and creams as a hand and cuticle "cream" 

Can I tell you another secret? As much as I love hand creams, I don't always have it, and nor I am stressed about it when I don't. I simply use the surplus of facial oils/serums or face creams that didn't work for me as my hand creams.


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Using under eye oils instead of creams to prevent concealer creasing

I use and love under eye oils instead of creams for a couple of years now - for me, they work better. And they don't give me millia like creams do. Another reason I love them, is that they never make my concealer crease, which is often the case with under eye creams.


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Conditioner as a shaving cream 

Gosh, let me spill the last of my cheapskate beans - I use conditioners as a shaving creams. Works great, my skin is never irritated, no razor burns and I am happy to eliminate the need to buy yet another product.


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Your lipstick as a blush/multiple

Let me remind you one very simple and obvious thing that most people seem to forget or don't know - you can use your lipstick as a multiple, depending on the colour, it works great as a blush too. And if you find yourself in a situation with no make up when you need it, you can use it on your eyes too - depending on the colour obviously. I wouldn't rock purple or black all over, but here is a picture of me using Inika Naked Kiss as a multiple on the lips, eyes and cheeks. Not too bad, no? All I need is a bit of darker colour in the outer corner of my eye and I am good to go! That's all your grandmother had, just think about it. Why we can't use it too?

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Inika Naked Kiss lipstick used as a multiple


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Manuka Honey Masks

Another hack or DIY if you will, is manuka honey masks, and I have just the thing for you - a blog post where I provide you with 12+ of different variations of it. If you are into green beauty, I am sure you are aware that masks tend to fall into two main different categories - clays and honey based. When you read the description of them they promise you all kind of wonderful things for your skin, brightening, plumping, nourishing, etc etc - and soon I started wondering, how much of these benefits are coming from the honey itself? Sure, many of those masks have wonderful ingredients added to them, but then there is me thinking maybe I don't need to spend 35 to 90 (and upwards) dollars/euros a jar to get the benefits. So what I did was, I got a jar of manuka honey at a very good price (I always watch deals like a hawk, mind you!) and brainstormed many different kinds of masks, with simplest ingredients you already have in your kitchen - all to be found in my post here. I worked hard on it, and I liked it :) Btw, some people have objections or doubts about manuka honey, or it's price point, and I have to say, you don't have to use manuka, local raw honey is your next bet. I explain my reasons for using manuka in that post, besides, when I see that the 250ml tub is lasting me well over a year, the 20+ euros I spent on it seems worth it. And let me remind you, you get 250ml, not measly 30 or 50 as it is the case with most shop bought masks!

  If you are interested, you can see all my DIY posts here.


So that is all for now - although I am sure I am forgetting a trick or two! In the case I will remember it later, I will add them on. And I know your tricks too, very curious to know and learn them! Please leave them in the comments below, or on any social media. thanking you in advance 💕


Lots of Love, 
Renata.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Natural Beauty Series - Meet Sonia White



Hello Lovelies,


Welcome back! And if you are new here, welcome 💕💕💕

Sonia White


Today I am bursting with excitement to present you with an interview with none other but amazing Sonia White! I have so much respect for this lady, because she is the person behind my favourite online store Love Lula! I am a customer since 2014 and a happy LLABP member since last year. So many of my favourite products came from Love Lula, and you only have to check my 2017 Favourites and 2017 Best Discoveries to see that it's true. Sonia's hard work has been awarded numerous times and she is a regular fixture on Who Is Who In Natural Beauty Top 25 List (UK)


So, without further ado, shall we start the interview?



💕 I know exactly who You are, and I am a big fan, but would You please introduce Yourself to those who might don't know You?

I’m Sonia – co-founder of Amarya Ltd. The company began with a small shop in Cheshire selling natural and organic beauty products. We now own LoveLula.com, ManOrganic.com and a number of beauty brands including Balm Balm, Walden Perfumes, Oils of Heaven and Glossworks!



💕 How has going natural and non toxic in your beauty regimen changed your overall health and beauty?

It was a slow start, as it’s amazing how many beauty products a person can use on a daily basis but now I couldn’t imagine using any conventional ones.
 

💕 Three things that make You happy?

My family, work (especially happy customers) and music
 

💕 What is the best advice You've been given?

‘Just get on with it’
 

💕 What people inspire You?

Anyone who is successful in their chosen field.
 
 💕 What are Your three (or five) can't-live-without-it green beauty products? Picture please 😊

Impossible to list only three and even five is difficult to choose :)

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Sonia White favourite products

1. PHB Black Mascara 


2. Esse Plus Probiotic Serum -

3. Inika Loose Mineral Foundation -

4. Balm Balm Beauty Balm

5. Glossworks BB Base Coat


I also need to squeeze in Madara's Herbal Deodorant... and Kimberly Sayer's Cellular Eye Gel :)
 


💕 Your best DIY recipe?

Mixing a cream concealer, for eg. RMS un cover up with loose mineral foundation - it lasts so much longer and the shade will subsequently always be correct. I have tried to make my own lip balm and it was great, but it's so much easier to just buy a Hurraw...
 

💕 What do You like and dislike about yourself?

Like - happy to try anything.

Dislike - not being able to say no

And yes, both are often connected.
 

💕 Your proudest achievement?

LoveLula winning 'Best Retail Innovation' at the Pure Beauty Awards; beating companies like Elemis and Marks & Spencers!
 


💕 What are You currently reading?

Andy Weir's Artemis
 


💕 What food do You like to cook/eat?

I love eating! Happy to have (and cook) meals ranging from Sushi to Steak & Chips. As long as there is no melted cheese anywhere.
 

💕 If You were to formulate a natural skincare or beauty product, what it would be? Let me re-phase that, what is your favourite product(s) that You created or co-created?

I don't formulate myself, but have been very much involved in the processes. Balm Balm's Beauty Balm has been a complete success. It's a wonderful, effective product!
 


💕 Your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate
 


💕 Your top tips for being healthy and happy?
 
Not to feel guilty about eating too much chocolate



💕 What scents excite You?


Skincare – vanilla / chocolate / coconut

Perfumes – woody


 

💕 What is Your mantra in life?

Happiness come from within


 

💕 Favorite affirmation if You have one?

See above :)


 

💕 What's Your favorite beauty trend at the moment?

Masks


 

💕 3 resources every girl needs..

LoveLula Natural Beauty Club on Facebook, Natural Beauty Blogs, YouTube How to Videos


 

💕 Once an week for my health...

I try and do a Park Run (only applicable in Spring/Summer)
 

💕 What do You do to de-stress?

Play Minecraft with my son


 

💕 Crazy health idea that actually works?

See above




💕  Last thing you do at night?

Read


 

💕 Tell us a secret!

I sometimes have chocolate for breakfast.


(that's my girl! Me too - Renata)


 

💕 A few words to Green Life In Dublin readers?

Finding the right beauty products (especially natural ones) can be a long, hard and often expensive journey, so blogs are a great resource to compare and contrast. Reading Renata's reviews equates to having your own beauty consultant from the comfort of your home!


(Awww, thank You Sonia!)


That is all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this interview! It is fun to get to know Natural Beauties from all around the world, isn't it? If you want to, you can also check out interviews with lovely Jana from Small Bits Of Loveliness, Janey Lee Grace from Imperfectly Natural Woman, Modesta from Grozio Gurmane Sasha from Balanced Beauty Bristol, Vita from Vita Lives Free, Michele from BVGAN and Andie from Andie the Green Queen, Andrea from Organic Beauty Lover, and last but not least, Linda or Lindalu19.

And now, if you want to, you can shop at Love Lula 😊
 Free Love Lula Beauty Box for all orders above £60 for a limited time only!

  




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Monday, January 8, 2018

Wish List 2018



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Truth to be told I am mulling over this post since the middle of Autumn of last year, I've done and re-done (and lost it) multiple times, talked myself out of posting it quite a number of times too. Not sure if anybody's interested, but I figured it, the time is now or never! Ever since last year or so, I got into journaling, or writing down the thoughts that are pouring out of me faster than I can track them. As I looked back on my journals, I noticed many wishes scribbled here and there, so I took time to categorize them and write them down, because this way the thought holds more weight than just floating around your head. You might have noticed I have done a couple of these type of posts already, and when I looked back at them, I noticed half of the wishes I had came true. I believe that it is important to send your wishes
"out there" - call it whatever you like, Cosmic Ordering, wishes to God, Angels or simply Universe, I find it works. And if you believe in it, it multiplies the chances of getting what you want! So, cosmic ordering it is once again :)


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Natural Beauty Wishlist

(a bit excessive, I know. I am not the one to half a** things :)

Living Libations Sun Dew Trandermal Vitamin D Creme

I am looking into vitD topical usage at the moment, and I am into this Living Libations cream! Along with optimal vitamin D intake, topical vitamin D application can create a rejuvenating and quenching effect on skin. Sun+dew is a unique formula that delivers pure botanicals, potent vitamin D (2000 IU per application on face and over 100,000 IU per jar) to revitalize, hydrate and sustain your skin. Sounds good or what? I really loved all the Living Libations products I have tried to date and I want like all of them asap!



Living Libations Poetic Pits In Sandalwood or Musk

This has been on my wishlist for ages. It seems to be a pure essential oil to be used instead of deodorant, and I not sure how or if it would work, but I want to try it. There are a few scents to choose from, and Sandalwood is calling my name. If it fails, I can always fall back onto my DIY deodorant, can't I?



Living Libations Seabuckthorn Shampoo

I have bought a sample size of it and fell in love! Quite possibly the best green beauty shampoo. Their True Blue Spirulina shampoo is also very nice, see my review here if you missed it. I also reviewed their dental products in my Holistic Dental Care Routine post here, and I feel Living Libations obsession coming on - I loved everything I have tried to date. Pricy, yes, and although I can't afford much of them, I am determined to make my way through them one by one. The best quality you can get, and it feels like it.


Living Libations Best Skin Ever in Sandalwood or Sea Buckthorn

Iconic products by LL and I am determined to try them one day, as soon as I will finish off some of my current facial oils.



Living Libations Mint Condition Mineral Tooth Powder

Snippet from the official blurb - It is a gentle exfoliating elixir that polishes teeth with the pure ingredients of kaolin clay, coconut MCT powder, baking soda, magnesium, calcium, sea salt, probiotics, vitamin D, peppermint, and spearmint to harmonize optimal oral ecology. This gentle botanical brightener nourishes enamel with bio-available minerals. As you polish, tiny mineral particulates are delivered to the teeth and saliva.

All I can say is yes please :)

I think we can all understand I am well under Living Libations spell at the moment, I could go on for hours, but I think I will stop here. I have had a chance to try a few of their fantastic products, and I self gifted Renegade Beauty book for Christmas, which I can not get enough of. Oh, wait, that was Santa! Pardon moi.



Herbivore Moonstone Balm




Jane Iredale Circle Delete and Brightening concealer




Jane Iredale Lash Conditioner




Earthwise Beauty Sungod mask and Farizad's Veil



Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm



Leahlani - pretty much the whole line



AnnMarie Skincare Mineral Foundation & Love & Grounded perfume oils




Esse Plus Ageless Probiotics Serum
 


Amly Mists -all of them



Juice Beauty



Bella Aura



Lotus Wei Healing Sleep Anointing Oil




Beauty Heroes yearly subscription



Boxwalla yearly subscription







Natural Lifestyle Wishlist 2018
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Natural Lifestyle Wishlist 2018
  
Berkeley Water Filter
 
Do I need to say more?



Bioptron


Vitamix or Blendtec blender


I have to be honest, this is almost-permanent on my wishlist, as is Thermomix, but as my budget is lemonade, not champagne money, any of those will remain on my wishlist for longer (unless any of you want to sponsor me, haha!). The thing is, my trusty oldie juicer broke last year, so I replaced that bulky and heavy thing with Ninja, and it is close enough to what I want. No complains here.




Living Libations Immune Illume or Immune Illume in Hotberry

These appear to be essential oils for internal use if I am not mistaken? As someone with a compromised immune system stemming from food allergies, I want to try this to see if it will make a difference. Official blurb: for the glee of strong immunity, a deep warm embrace of schizandra berry, seabuckthorn berry, ginger, clove, cinnamon, turmeric and grapefruit. A medicine muse of potent antibacterial antifungal plants, a drop or two with chocolate, tea or honey!
Potent drops; fortifying antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agents groom a resistant immune.


Living Libations Sacred Sage Smudge Chrism

Sacred Sage Smudge clears senses, sanctifies sacred spaces and purifies places with a reverent blend of cedar bark, vetiver roots, sandalwood, silver fir, Douglas fir setting a fragrant foundation for a gathering of sages from many nations: Kenyan Leleshwa, South African Blue Mountain Sage, Spanish Sage, Desert Sage and Canadian White Sage.
I intend to use this for air purifying purposes, I am afraid I don't do any magical rituals :)


Stainless steel lunchboxes


As I want to move away from plastic lunchboxes I currently have (BPA free, but still), stainless steel is what I want over glass. Lunch Bots and Tiffin lunch boxes seem to be the cutest around. Come this way please!



Fermenting Pot

Another useful thing I don't have, but also don't want to spend my money on, so I am throwing this wish out there in the open and well shall see what happens. You see, I often make my own sauerkraut (see recipe post here) but it can go moldy if I am not careful, so special pot would be useful. But oh my goodness, parting with 40€ for it? I don't think I can justify it. As well as spending 25+ for stainless steel bottles and luchboxes. Weren't they around 6 to 8 euros before everything eco and sustainable came into fashion? Since when we came to think it's OK to spend 25€ for a glass bottle? Yes, it is sustainable, eco and reusable, but why we can't buy water in a glass bottle for less than five quid and reuse that? I myself am reusing bottle from Treevitalise birch water, and I don't see a problem with it. There's also fabulously elegant Voss water bottle, I keep my eye on for a good while now, but I am yet to acquire it - I haven't seen those around. 
Whoops, sorry for a mini rant! I noticed significant price spikes for everything that comes into fashion, from all kinds of reusable stuff to grains (quinoa, farro, anyone?) and it drives me crazy, that's all.



More fabulous crystals

Come this way please! Pretty please?




Meaningful artwork


By meaningful I mean artwork that speaks to me on the emotional and many other levels, not paintings by acclaimed artists! Different things speak to different people, and I want to be surrounded by things I find beautiful and positive. Good vibes only!


Chi Machine



 
Pro mini rebounder


Shungite pyramids
(let's just say the electromagnetic pollution is off the roof where I live)





Books Wishlist 2018

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Book Wishlist 2018
 I couldn't help but raise a little smile when uploading this - just like with Natural Beauty wishlist, some of the wishes were granted already! Some of the books were found in my local library, Renegade Beauty I self gifted for Christmas, and 2018 started in the best possible way when I was offered Medical Medium books by a fabulous couple from the US, and I will share more when I will get the package. You know who you are, and I want to let you know that you are too good to be true and I appreciate you so much! 
I won't go into details of all the books here, if you get it, you get it! I like educating myself on many levels on an ongoing basis, and it is such a pity I have less and less time for it. I really ought to spend less time on Instagram and get back into reading. I am waaay behind my 10-books-a-month habit I used to sport. My real time reading lists can be seen here (don't forget to slide) and here. If you have any recommendations for me, please leave them down below - many thanks in advance!



Fashion Wishlist
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Fashion wishlist 2018
I apologise in advance for this eye sore! When you look closely at the individual pieces, they are all fabulous, but when you put them together like that, it is a right jumble, I get it. I am someone who does not buy new clothes every month, or even season, so I can dream, right? I used to roll on the floor laughing at a cost-per-wear concept I'd seen in InStyle or similar fashion glossy mags, but now I see it makes sense. I could go on and on for hours, but let's leave it at this note - if I ever will be able to afford any designer pieces, I would like any of the Missoni garment and one Balenciaga bag. Amen.


Thanks of you are still with me, if you made it to the end, you are a total rock star and should pat yourself on the back! 
What is on your wishlist, I would love to know. Please share with me either in the comments or on any of my social media?


Tata for now, see you here very shortly.

Lots of Love,
Renata.

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