For Christmas this year I wanted to treat myself in the mists of shopping for everyone else! From Holland and Barrett’s I got myself the 12 days beauty set pictured above. It was €40.00 at the original price then it went down to €20.00 finally just before Christmas it dropped down to €17.00 which is such a deal for this beauty set that comes with all your beauty needs from face scrubs to essential oil to shampoo. I’m going to take you through all of the products in the box & review all 12 of them. Excitement!
Dr. Organic Cream
I have been using Dr, Organic products from nearly a year now & I love all of the products creams, oils, shampoos, conditioners, shower gels & even tan. The main reason I love this brand is because of the environmental friendly ingredients. All of Dr. Organic products are all certified & SLS, SLES & micro-bead free. Also they do not test any of their products on animals which is just a no brainer for me. This cream that comes in the 12 days set is really moisturizer & hydration on the skin. My skin is naturally a bit on the dry side, so I love this as a day cream under my make-up. I would usually recommend using an aloe vera cream during summer to hydrate the skin after sun exposure.
Burt’s bees lip balm – Ginger
This one was a pleasant surprise. I really like the smell of this lip balm, it is like Christmas & it is really moisturizer also. It is handbag size, I love this because I always carry a lip balm with me all year around. (This prevents sore chapped lips)
Faith in nature soap – orange
I also would highly recommend this soap as it is made from all natural ingredients. I have only ever tried the orange soap but it smells so fresh! I have this soap in my bath room & use it everyday.
Weleda skin food
I have used this cream for the dry skin on my hands and it is amazing! It is a thicker cream then any other body lotion I have used & it smells so good. The skin food can be used all other the body and is more so for dry rough skin but can be used on all skin types.
E’lifexir natural beauty – Fitness
This cream range comes for different aliments for example anti-stretch marks, breast push up, the one pictured above fitness. The fitness cream is intended to be used by those who exercise & work out that would like to shape, define & tone their skin. This cream is more creamy and takes a few minutes to dry in, intended to be used day & night for best results. I must admit my skin does look a lot more toned after a few times of use.
Salt of the earth – Melon & cucumber
This deodorant is one of my favs of the entire set. It is Vegan & vegetarian approved and all of the ingredients are 100% natural. It is a spray on deodorant which I was a bit skeptical about using but I must say it is better then leading brands & it will now be a product I use in my daily routine from now on. The spray comes in a range of different sense for men & woman which all smell so refreshing.
PURE Papayacare – lips
This lip balm feels so nice on, it smells a bit like coconut if you like that kind of smell, because I do! PURE products are 100% natural and made in Australia. Again, this lip balm is reallhy handy for popping in your hand bag.
Eucalyptus essential oil
This was another pleasent surprise in the beauty calander, I have a difusser with a number of different essential oils such as frankincense, lavander & camaoile. Essential oils have a number of different benifits for helping with different aliments such as stress, restlessness & sickness. If you don’t have a difusser a candle burner would work just as well.
How to use essential oils
Candle burner – place a tea candle in the burner, then add some water & a few drops of the essential oil you desire.
Difussers – I make sure mine is unplugged. Fill with fresh water add a few drops of my essential oil and put the difusser back together & turn on. I will change the oils & water every week or two.
Beauty kitchen – Shampoo
By the Beauty Kitchen which I love. This shampoo smells nice & left my hair refreshed & hydrated. I really liked this shampoo & would recommend.
Naturtint – colour fixing protective conditioner
Personally I don’t colour my hair, but I still used this protective conditioner on my hair. It is really hydrating & moisturizing to the hair & scalp. My hair is really dry & frizzy naturally, so I did notice that the conditioner leaves your hair feeling like silk.
If you are someone who dyes their hair, have you tried the Naturtint home kit hair dye? They are so amazing my mam uses it on her hair & said she absolutely loves it!
Andalou – 1000 roses body lotion
I wouldn’t be a huge rose scent fan, this body lotion however is really good. Still not a huge lover of the smell but the lotion itself applies really well to the skin, leaving it looking hydrated and full of moisture. That is all I would look for in a body lotion so it’s a win – win for me. I like this brand of course because it is 99% nature derived, No GMO, Gluten and animal tested free & vegan approved.
Sukin – foaming facial cleanser
I loved the texture of this facial cleanser. It left my face feeling clean, cleansed & really soft. It comes out in a clear liquid, I dampen my face with water & with a circle motion face sponge I cleanse my face.
Thank you so much for reading. This was a fun blog to do & you should go treat yourself to something nice. Pamper yourself for 2019!