Sunday, January 22, 2017

Greenfrog Botanic Review


 Hello Lovelies,

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

Greenfrog Botanic products


This is long overdue review of Green Frog Organics body and hand washes that I received back in November last year, but then the sickness, holidays and life in general got in a way, so I am posting this now, as I am nearing the end of these products. Better later than never, right? And in this case it is better as it means I used these products for longer so I can give you rounded up review rather than first impressions review.

So shall we get to business?
Green frog organics started many monsoons ago when two founders met in Thailand and discovered magical soapberries in a busy Delhi bazaar. And the rest is history as they say :) To see more of their story and ethos of the brand go to their website.

Their products are made in the UK, and they are very proud to be vegan, palm oil free, sustainable and cruelty free (approved by Leaping Bunny). Those are all the things that we like, don't we? All of the botanical soap products are ecological, environmentally friendly and made from 100% biodegradable plants and minerals. Now, does that not sound great? All that and they are super affordable, body washes retail for 8.80£ and hand washes for 7.80£ for 300ml.

Soapberries ( Sapindus Mukorossi) were and still are used in Himalayas for washing and bathing for centuries, in the traditional Ayurvedic system of medicine to treat dry and sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis. From this, the brand makes the base of a botanical soap, known for its skin healing properties, and then it is mixed with generous amounts of Mexican Aloe Vera (certified organic). Last step is addind antibacterial and mood balancing essential oils.

And now let's look at the individual products?



Rose & Neroli Botanical Body Wash
This does not suds up at all, but works well nonetheless, it will get your body clean and leave no residue on your skin. It does not dry out your skin either and I really like that about this product, as some of natural body washes can be drying, for example everyone’s beloved DrBronner's is notorious for it and I can't use it on its own. This is not like that at all, so I think everybody can use it, including the most sensitive skin types like moi. The only thing I didn't like about it how fast it ran out, meaning I would need to purchase it frequently. But most of are well used to buying your body washes frequently, so it is not a problem. Will I repurchase it? Not in the near future as I have too many products waiting to be tried out,  but we will see. #Bloggerslife
Ingredients:
Aqua (water), Potassium Cocoate, Lauryl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract*, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder*, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum (Fragrance) : Citrus Noblis peel oil**, Citrus Aurantium leaf oil**, Lavandula Angustifolia herb**, Pelargonium Graveolens leaf oil Geraniol**, *Certified Organic Ingredient **Naturally occurring within essential oils. 0% Paraben 0% SLS, ALS 0% Phenoxyethanol.
 

Neroli & Lime and Geranium & Peppermint Handwashes
I have got two of them, but I am bundling them together as they are essentially the same thing only in different scents.
Ingredients:
Aqua (water), Potassium Cocoate, Lauryl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract*, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder*, Parfum (Fragrance) : Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) oil, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Hexyl Cinnamal**, Linalool**. *Certified Organic Ingredient **Naturally occurring within essential oils. 0% Paraben 0% SLS, ALS 0% Phenoxyethanol

Well, there’s not much to say here apart from that they do their job well. Again, like with shower gels, they so not sud up but they work well. Only after using Geranium & Peppermint one I found myself scratching my hands, meaning they were irritated a little, but it didn't give me a rash or anything, and it was quickly remedied by a rich hand cream. I think it was due to the peppermint essential oil, as I have used products with geranium loads of times with zero problems.

I am really happy that companies like this exist as we need them! For the first time in my life I am feeling spoiled when it comes to the green beauty, we have more choice now more than ever! Whereas it used to be so hard even a few years ago. Green beauty scene is exploding and I am so grateful to be a part of it. I see no reasons not to switch to natural products!
You can get them from their website, Wholefoods and selected stores or from LoveLula.com (the latter website ships for free, which I love).


So that is all for now.
Lots of Love,
Renata.

P.s. The products were sent to me for review purposes, but opinions are mine and mine alone. Not paid, not sponsored, not on their payroll in any kind of way. Thanks for reading the small print.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Naturally Better You (Webshop Review)

Hi Lovelies,


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



  
Today I would like to draw your attention to the new discovery of mine, the website based in the UK - Naturally Better You. You guys know I love Love Lula, Naturisimo and Content Beauty, and this is a new addition to the mix, as they carry different brands and who doesn't love discovering new green beauty goodies? I know I do! Plus right now they have a fabulous deal on vitamins, minerals and such, three for two - I love those kind of deals. I will be stocking up on echinacea for sure. I also found out they carry oil of oregano, which is one of my Top Three Natural faves, and it is my secret weapon against flu, secret weapon that I keep telling everyone about! It is different brand than I am currently using, but it is certified organic and it is 30ml instead of 13.5ml I am getting at my local health shop, so I am well willing to give it a go. (See me talking about oil of oregano here and here and I touch on it in my dermatitis post too). And it is currently on 3 for 2 offer, so grab it while you can! The website is easy to navigate, you can browse the contents in a few different ways, by concern, by category, by brands, there is also expert tips tab which is helpful and then there's "new arrivals" section, which is always my favourite section in web shops. And even if you care searching for let's say skincare, you can apply additional filters such as "100% Organic" or "free from" - so you can quickly find what you are looking for. If you are vegan or looking for halal products, there are lots of options for you to choose from. You can also get bundles, which is probably best tip for men looking for presents for their loved ones - you don't have spend loads of time searching for individual products, just click, choose, buy, done! Brownie points guaranteed :)  And if you are a woman looking for a present for a man, fear not, they have men's section too with some fabulous goodies to choose from. The shop carries over fifty brands, so you (and I) are guaranteed to find something exciting. You can check all the brands here (not affiliated, just sharing) and I personally I am interested in trying out stuff from Alba Botanica, Badger, Green People, Organic Trevarno and a few other new to me brands. They also carry some other well known brands like Pacifica, Mooncup, Faith in Nature, Dr Bronners, Earth Friendly Baby and so on. If you are not sure if the product is right for you, you can email an expert and they will get back to you as soon as possible. I have to say that shipping is extremely fast and efficient too. They collaborated with me for a blog review and sent me the winter wellness package which you can see above, and I have to say I enjoyed using all the items and they really came in handy. Thanks, Naturally Better You!

 

I must also mention that the shipping is free in the UK for over 60£ purchases.
You also collect points for your purchases which you can redeem later on. And furthermore, they claim to give you extra with your order, and this smile-in-the-making item is different every month.
I have to say the prices are extremely affordable, and I was pleasantly surprised by that. Also, if you will like their Facebook page, they will give you 10% off your next order!

It is becoming tradition of mine to finish off the post with a wishlist of mine, and it is nearly two miles long in this case! Well, you know I am exaggerating here a bit, but I seriously want to try so much! So let's narrow it down to a few items, shall we?

  • SkinYoga Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask (this brand is new to me)
  • Nature's Answer Oil of Oregano  (organic)
  • Organic Trevarno Skincare Bundle (I always wanted to try this brand)
  • Natura Siberica Oblepikha Hair Care Kit (this brand is not the cleanest if I am honest, but it keeps getting award after award in the Green Beauty field, so naturally my curiosity is pigued)
  • Some make up from Beauty Without Cruelty (not tried this brand yet)
  • Selected products from Pacifica, like their mascara, blood orange wash, lip tint in Coconut Nectar
  • Green People products, hair care and make up mainly
  • Entire Health and Wellness section. Just kidding. Or not.
    
So that is all for now my lovelies! Have you shopped at NaturalyBetterYou? (again, not affiliated, just sharing. I got you, boo!) 


Lots of Love,
Renata. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Natural Beauty - Andrea from Organic Beauty Lover

Hi Lovelies,

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






Today I bring you the interview with gorgeous blogger Andrea from Organic Beauty Lover website. She works in a corporate world and travels a lot, yet she finds time to run her website about the green beauty. Not only that, but she recently created a Marketplace section on her website (coming soon) where you can sell or swap gently used green beauty goodies, how cool and thoughtful is that? We connected via Instagram and she is a real sweetheart, she will take time to answer your comments and questions, and that is rare and precious in a blogging world. And her travel pictures are to die for, giving you that wanderlust feeling! You will find her social media linked below. So, let's get into the interview:



💕 Tell us a bit more about yourself? Why did you start your blog/website?

Hi Green Life in Dublin readers! I'm Andrea and I'm excited for you to get to know a little bit more about me. After graduating I became interested in making healthier choices and I started with affordable organic skincare brands like Acure Organics. One thing lead to another, and I started trying out organic makeup products (as a skeptic at first) and falling in love with green beauty. I then started an Instablog to share this journey with others and I found a thriving and supportive community of green beauty aficionados on Instagram. I was very busy with work and life, and though I toyed with the idea of starting a blog, for the longest time I shied away from it because it seemed like too much effort. I'm so glad I did last year, because despite the work it demands, it has been so much more rewarding than I could have imagined.
💕 How has going natural and non toxic in your beauty regimen changed your overall health and beauty?

Going natural in my beauty regimen has made such a big impact on me in other ways, and I think the same has happened for many others. Diligently learning more about organic beauty, the beauty industry and toxins in our products has taught me to lead a more conscious lifestyle and I now I think about things that I used to never think about before like who and what missions am I supporting through my everyday purchasing decisions when it comes to clothes, food etc. I still have a long way to go in this area. Turning my beauty "routine" into a "ritual" has taught me to that taking care of myself is a form of self-love and it has steadily brought down the walls of self-hate that formed throughout my adolescent years. Green beauty has also introduced me to the world of holistic wellness that I'm increasingly fascinated by, particularly crystals and their healing properties, flower essences, essential oils & reiki.
💕 Three things that make you happy?

Most definitely traveling, dogsitting and summer.
💕 What people inspire you?

Courageous women, moms & working moms, and in general badass ladybosses.
💕 What are your three (or five) can't-live-without-it beauty products? Pic please!

I tried to imagine myself having to go on a camping trip and being allowed to bring 3 products only.




Sunscreen. I try to follow the 365 day rule, whether I'm indoors or outdoors, rain or shine. There are so many great natural options!

NU Evolution's Camouflage Cream. My dark circles have gotten to the point where I can't go out without concealer and this nontoxic one does an amazing job.

Ursa Major's Face Cleasing Wipes. If I'm wearing makeup, I always always always use a makeup remover wipe sometimes 2. I can't rely on just cleansers. Cleansing is the most important skincare step for me and I'll sometimes even triple cleanse at night followed by a detox mask to remove all impurities. None of the next steps matter if you haven't completely removed all traces of makeup, impurities, dirt and oil.
💕 What do you like and dislike about yourself?

I like that I'm an optimistic person who tries to look at the bright side of everything. One thing I don't like about myself is that I am not as outgoing & fearless as I wish I were.
💕 Your proudest achievement?

I'd say earning a half-ride scholarship so that I could afford to go to the university of my dreams.
💕 What are you currently reading?

Ever since I started working I honestly haven't had much time to read but I recently finished "Start with Why" and have been re-reading the book "Thrive" by Kamea Chayne.
💕 What food do you like to cook/eat?

I'm not much of a cook, but my favorite food at the moment is a Thai soup called Tom Yom. I order it at least a few times a week these days. I can't wait to eat real Thai food in Thailand in 2018!
💕 Your guilty pleasure? 
RED VELVET ANYTHING💕 Your top tips for being healthy and happy?

Do more of what you love
Get moving & exercise
Eat well, travel often.
💕 What scents excite you? 
Anything coffee, cinnamon and coconut


💕 Favourite affirmation if you have one?

Whenever I'm feeling down about mself or I start fixating on something I don't like about myself I stop myself immediately and repeat "Your are beautiful" and those thoughts go away so I can focus on more important matters.
💕 What's your favourite beauty trend at the moment?

There are so many cool beauty trends at the moment. My favorites are

- super glossy lips

- long California girl-style textured waves

- unapologetically pink lipstick
💕 Once an week for my health...meditation using guided videos
💕 What is the best advice you've been given?

Don't dwell on things that are out of your control and instead focus on the things that are.



So that is all for today my lovely readers, I hope you enjoyed getting to know Andrea more, and go follow her on her social media, you will love what she is all about. And I kept one little surprise to the end, go to her website to read her interview with me!


Andrea's website:


Her Instagram


And read my interview on her website here.


Lots of Love,
Renata.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Amazing Baobab And It's Benefits

Hi Lovelies,

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

Organic baobab powder

How is your new year going? Are you detoxing, hitting the gym hard and doing a cleanse? More power to you! Or maybe you are like me who is working on my winter body eating all the cookies in the house? One way or another, I've got the perfect thing for you! It's organic baobab powder and it is a new superfood on the block, full of antioxidants, fibre and and it is very high in natural form of vitamin C, which is what interests me the most. Did you know that man made vitamins are absorbed at only 10%- 20% rate by your body? Where does the rest of it go? Well your poor liver has to work extra hard to get rid of it! You might not think of your liver much right now, or even what vitamins you are poping into your mouth (and believe me, I used to be that girl thinking that all vitamins must be the same and going for the cheapest option) but believe me, you can live until your 30s like me and then get the bombshell that your liver is waay compromised and can only do it's job at a very low capacity, meaning my body's way of finding a way to get rid of the toxins via my skin, aka me getting my dermatitis! Don't want that to happen to you? Take my advice and switch to clean natural (preferably organic if your budget can allow it) vitamins and minerals. There are plenty of good quality ones out there! Food based vitamins, or superfoods? Even better, because it means your body will recognise it as a natural thing and will absorb it fully. That is where baobab powder comes in. We all need vitamin C to function properly and even more of it during winter and when we are sick, and may I say we need it in much higher doses than your recommended daily allowance? What I didn't know and many people still don't, that recommended daily allowance is not designed for us to function at our best and optimum level, it is absolute minimum that we need  as not to get so many horrible diseases.  Don't believe me? Just google "Optimum Nutrition Patrick Holford" and your life will be changed forever. You can take me later. Better still, you can read his book named the same, Optimum Nutrition. Even though he suggests man made vitamins and believes they work just as good, thankfully we can make our own choices. And I much prefer to get my vitamins and minerals in purest natural state if I can get it. And that is why I love baobab powder so much. It is amazing in my eyes and I am so happy it came into my life! Take it if you want to be healthy and function at the optimum level as opposed to just existing. If you are someone with no immune system and get sick eight times during winter, make this your best friend and soon you will notice a difference! Give it to your kids too, and if they won't take it (my four year old is fussy like that) hide it in their smoothie or tea (adding some honey to sweeten it up) and they will drink it for sure without even knowing. All mums have some tricks like that up their sleeve. I personally love the slightly tart fresh taste of it, I mix it with some water or fresh juice and get it down in the mornings. Always try to get the powder in raw form too, because heating destroys those precious nutrients we are after, and that is the reason I don't recommend cooking or baking with it. Well, sure I say go ahead and sprinkle it on your morning porridge or add it to your raw super balls (you know, nuts, seeds and date mix blended and shaped into balls) but I wouldn't add it to your brownie mix or anything that requires baking.
Fun fact : did you know that baobab fruit is the only fruit in the world to dry up naturally while still up on the tree? Want to know more nutritional facts about it? This powdery fruit provides up to six times more vitamin C than oranges, more antioxidants than blueberries, more potassium than that in bananas and twice the amount of calcium you get from downing a glass of milk. This tasty and nutritious powder has a delightful citrusy and tangy flavour while it is also a powerhouse of minerals including iron and magnesium. It also has a high fibre content, and as if that wasn’t enough, it's rich in prebiotic complexes that will leave your gut healthy and your body free of harmful bacteria.Vitamin C, plus calcium plus prebiotics to keep your gut healthy? Well, that is music to my ears!
Fun fact two: baobab's fibre is used to make cloths, ropes, matts and even shelter. All that and it has medicinal uses too! Truly the tree of life!

Are you on board yet?

P.s. Sample that you see here was provided by Pandavita but I went on to purchase it on my own too. Fear not, you will get 100g or 250gr of product instead of just 25g which was sent to me. So you will get much more uses out if it.



That is all for now,
Lots of Love,
Renata.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mahalo Review


Hi Lovelies,

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






Where do I even begin?? I was late to the Mahalo party, and I would have missed out on it at all, if I didn’t win their Instagram giveaway! I still can't believe my lucky stars, as I used to be the girl who never won anything in her life, and now this happened! I am extremely grateful and thankful. Mahalo was the brand on my radar and I always wanted to try it and see what the buzz is all about, everyone in the green beauty community seems to love it and l am yet to come across a bad review. The thing is I am living La Vida Broka life right now, so I thought these products were forever out of my price range, but I am changing my way of thinking - I would much rather invest into something I know will be working for me, rather than buying and testing ten different budget options. As well as blogger, I am your regular consumer, so as much as I want to continue to bring content to you guys, I don't need to chain test every single product on the market, right? Especially as my uber sensitive skin protests wildly if I do so! This whole line is aimed at people like me, with problematic skin, and let me tell you it is amazing for dermatitis and other skin irritations! Not only that, their products are wholesome in a holistic way, it will work on so many levels, your skin will be nourished, calmed down, fed and happy!

Now, let's break it down to the individual products and see my thoughts on them, shall we?
Want my thoughts in a nutshell? The products are amazing and I think they are worth every single penny. I don't say this lightly, products have to go the extra mile to impress me, so hear me out!


Rare Indigo Balm
Hear this out - two samples worth of it impressed me enough to include into 2016 Favourites! I have no words how much I love this product, I never want to run out of it! The first sample was provided by gorgeous flame haired beauty Sasha from Balanced Beauty Bristol, and I fell in love hard! It is amazing for calming and treating my dermatitis patch, and any other red patches that you might have, it helped me so much with the seasonal change, when my skin was freaking out. And I was freaking out running out of sample too, thinking what I am going to do now, when the Universe provided me with another sample, and so much more! I am talking about the giveaway here of course. It has amazing ingredients and it pretty much the only thing I plan to invest in in the 2017. Of course no one could stretch the whole year with buying just one product, I meant to say I am willing to compromise in so many other areas in order to have this. This is a must for me, for life! One little thing to add though, this balm is time sensitive, so it is best if you used it within a year.
Ingredients:
cannabis sativa (hemp seed) oil*, astrocaryum murmuru butter*, orbignya oleifera (babassu) butter*, sclerocarya birrea (virgin marula) oil*, vitis vinifera (grape seed) oil*, camellia japonica (thea seed) oil*, aleurites moloccans (kukui) oil*, euterpe oleracea (acai) oil*, in-house biodynamic proprietary infusion (astragalus, chamomile, comfrey, gromwell, hibiscus, indigo)*, polygonum tinctorium (indigo) extract, achillea millefolium (yarrow) oil*, matricaria chamomile (chamomile) oil*, helichrysum italicum (immortelle) oil*, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil*, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot fcf) oil*^, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, boswellia frereana (frankincense) oil*, rosa damascena (rose) oil*, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), daucus carota (carrot seed) CO2 extract*, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin C ester), non-gmo mixed tocopherols, vanilla planifolia (vanilla) oil, rosmarinus officials (rosemary antioxidant) CO2 extract, iris pallida (orris butter) oil.

The Bean Mask
This is a gorgeous product, but do I need to say that? All Mahalo products gorgeous! Again, this mask has beautiful ingredients, and it does work on so many levels, your skin will be left nourished, smooth and happy, all the irritations and red patches you had will be gone and your skin will stay plump for a few days afterwards. Definitely treat yourself if you get the chance! The only thing I found to be a slight con, is that the mask is kind of thick and a bit hard to spread, so in order to thin it out a bit (and make the mask go further, not gonna lie), I mixed it with a bit of rosewater or toner. But that is not even a con, I hate to say anything that would be perceived as negative about this product, so let's make it into a positive thing - it’s a good thing that the mask is in concentrated form, it is up to you however way you will use it!
Ingredients:
Not currently on the website as this mask is not up for sale yet, but I am sure the ingredients are all natural and amazing! Have no doubts about that.

Vitality Serum
Now, the thing is, I discontinued the use of facial oils prior to winning this, as it is known that dermatitis hates oils, and I kind of didn't want to admit this, as facial oils and not creams were the exact thing I used for so many years previously. So I was a bit apprehensive that I wouldn't get much use out of it. Oh boy, how wrong I was! Not only my skin LOOOVES it, it also helps with dermatitis! It is the only facial oil that goes on my face these days, and needless to say I never want it to run out! I mix it with my favourite facial cream of the moment, Neal’s Yard Remedies Palmarosa one and my skin is ready to face the day! If I am feeling extra dry, I will add this oil neat but that very rarely happens these days, this is a winning combo for me, and I don't want to test any other products right now, my skin is looking and feeling the best it has been in a really long time! So there you go, that is a big claim and a testament in one.
Ingredients:
calophyllum inophyllum (polynesian tamanu) co-op grown oil*, salvia hispanica (chia seed) organic supercritical CO2 extract**, aleurite moluccans (kukui) nut oil*, nigella sativa (black cumin) organic supercritical CO2 extract**, daucus carota (carrot seed) organic supercritical CO2 extract**, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) organic supercritical CO2 extract**, curcuma longa (turmeric) organic supercritical CO2 extract**, helichrysum italicum (immortelle) flower oil*, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil*, boswellia carteri (frankincense)oil*, citrus aurantium var. bergamia (bergamot fcf) bergapten-free, non-photosensitizing oil*^, rosa centifolia (rose de mai) flower oil*, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), non-gmo mixed tocopherols

Mahalo Balm
This gorgeous orange coloured pot brings me so much joy and much needed TLC to my winter parched skin, I am telling you! Isn't the colour everything? I admire it every time I open this jar. I wasn't a big balm user until last year, but I am making up for the lost time, mind you! The balm has turmeric in it, which is one of my favourite ingredients when it comes to skincare right now, and I assume it's what gives it's distinctive orange colour too. I use it on the dry patches on my face or all over. Kiss goodbye to winter parched skin with this beauty. And it can be used as under eye balm. How fabulous is that?
Ingredients:
macadamia integrifolia (macadamia) oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, persea gratissima (avocado) butter*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter*, vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil*, calophyllum inophyllum (Polynesian tamanu) oil*, cera alba (beeswax)*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) supercritical extract**, aleurite moluccans (kukui) oil*, prunus amygdalus dulci (sweet almond) oil*, azadirachta indica (neem) oil*, calendula officinalis (marigold) flower*, hibiscus sabdariffa (hibiscus) flower*, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf/root*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) supercritical extract**, daucus carota (carrot seed) supercritical extract**, non-gmo mixed tocopherols, curcuma longa (turmeric) supercritical extract**, citrus aurantium var. bergamia (bergamot fcf) oil*^, lavandula augustifolium (lavender) oil*, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil*, santalum paniculatum (Hawaiian sandalwood) oil*, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil*, jasminum grandiflorum (Hawaiian jasmine) extract*
Unfortunately I won't be able to afford all these products, so this will have to let go of Mahalo Balm, even though I don't want to let it go! Even though Rare Indigo balm is more expensive with less product in the jar, it is amazing for inflammation, so it kinda does double duty, and that is why I will be investing in it, and I hope it will last! With my zero income and 110€ price tag, I need it to last!

Vacation Glow (sample)
This is a body oil, very nice and luxurious. The cute sample bottle provided me with one use for half a body application, so I can't claim to have a firm opinion on it and what it does to the skin. It is definitely softening and the smell is gorgeous. Also it sinks in really fast leaving no residue on the skin whatsoever, so if you are afraid of using body oils thinking they will leave you greasy, this is the one for you.
I won't be able to treat myself to this either, but I am ok with it, the way I see it, I am happy to invest in skincare, but I have to choose the hardest working products that would be the best for me. But if you are a luxury lover looking for amazing products to treat your skin, this is a product for you.
Ingredients:
Again, not currently on the website. I think this is a seasonal product and will be up for sale once the summer will grace us. Correct me if I am wrong.


My thoughts and the verdict:
I am in love! And I know this is forever love. I am so glad to have gotten the chance to try out these products, otherwise I might have missed out on such an amazingness. I am very happy to change my mind and go from frugalista to being happy to invest in my skincare, because it is your skin after all and it deserves the best attention after all! Maryna’s creations are just wonderful and I have never come across a line of products that EVERYTHING would work for me and give me zero reactions. And Maryna herself is the sweetest woman ever! I am entering into the long haul relationship with these amazing products from the sunny Hawaii. The call is strong.

Happily for me and my fellow green bunnies in the EU, these amazing products are available here too in a few online shops, such as Reina Organics, Alyaka and a few others (the list can be found on Mahalo website) but I must also say that my products were sent directly from the Hawaii and I didn't get any custom fees.

It sort of became of tradition of mine to end my review posts with a wishlist from the brand I am reviewing, and in this case it is very short and simple - I want EVERYTHING! Maybe starting from the Unveil cleanser, because that beauty is calling my name like no other. And I just found out it touted as one of the Top Five Cleansers by Vogue, can't be better than that! Maryna, thanks for making me a very happy woman, you have my eternal gratitude. And thanks for making amazing products! I feel like Maryna knows my skin, I have never come across a line of products that would work so well on me. Even though I am very sensitive to essential oils (another reason I was apprehensive), I haven't had any reactions at all, so I am confident that anyone can use and enjoy these amazing goodies.

So that is all for now. Have you tried Mahalo and what are your favourite products from the brand?



Lots of Love and Aloha!
Renata.