Best of 2016 – The Body and Hair Care Edit

Hello, hello, and Happy New Year my friends! ❤

Continuing on with my “best of 2016” series, here’s my picks for body and hair care:

Best Body Scrubs:

My all time favourite body scrub is the Bubbling Scrub from Haus of Gloi (which I have zero photos of), but this year I was able to try some other nice body scrubs that deserve honourable mention – the Cinnamon Vanilla Royal Coffee Scrub from Naturelle Cosmetics and the Lavender Sugar Scrub from EQ Natural Skincare.

Best Bath and Body Oil:

I’ve been using the Multi-Nutritive Oils for Body, Bath, and Hair from Nuworld Botanicals ALL THE TIME since late May. In fact, I used the Energy Boost one yesterday in the bath. The reviews are here and here. I love that they are multi-purpose.

Best Body Moisturizer / Butter / Lotion:

My all time fave in this category is the Pumpkin Butter from Haus of Gloi (it was in my last year’s faves), but I’m also loving the Cura-Tif Solid Body Lotion / Body Salve from Ingenium Naturals – it is great for super dry and sensitive skin.

Best Hand Cream & Cuticle Cream:

My picks are both from the same company – Nova Scotia Fisherman. My hands and cuticles get so dry in the winter, and the Naturally Moisturizing Hand and Body Cream and Cuticle Rescue are life savers!

Best Shampoo & Conditioner:

I’m still loving the Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture (Coconut Milk) Shampoo and Conditioner set that I received at their Montreal launch event. I’m looking forward to trying out a few more of their products in the new year.

Best Hair Treatment / Mask:

I got a deluxe sample size of the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask in my September Ipsy Glam Bag, and I fell in love! As soon as I use up my stash of hair treatments / masks, I’ll be buying a full size of this one.

There you have it, all of my picks for the Best of 2016 in Body and Hair Care! Still to come are my picks for the Best of 2016 – The Makeup Edit.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for individual product disclosures.

Weekly Re-Cap (Oct 10th-16th and 17th-23rd)

Hello, hello!

Just a re-cap of the past two week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed anything.

I missed last week’s blog post re-cap, so this one covers the past two weeks.

Monday, October 10th – Project Pan 12, Week 5 Review, Nars Sheer Glow

Project Pan 12 - Nars Sheer Glow

Wednesday, October 12th –  Naturelle Review Part 1, Biokem Purifying Shampoo

Naturelle Cosmetics - Biokem Purifying Shampoo

Friday, October 14th, Naturelle Review Part 2, Royal Coffee Scrub

Naturelle Cosmetics - Royal Coffee Scrub

Monday, October 17th, Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 6 Review

Ipsy GlamBag Aug5

 

Wednesday, October 19th, IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

Friday, October 21st, Annabelle BigShow Waterproof Mascara

Annabella BigShow Waterproof Mascara

 

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosure. All opinions are my own, based on my experience in using the products.

Naturelle Cosmetics Organic & Cruelty Free Review (Part 2)

Hello, hello!

This is the final part of my Naturelle Cosmetics review. Part 1 is here.

I was contacted by Naturelle Cosmetics, a UK based company that sells organic and cruelty free skincare, bodycare, haircare and cosmetic products. Today I’m reviewing one of their Royal Coffee Scrubs, in the Cinnamon Vanilla scent.

Naturelle Cosmetics - Royal Coffee Scrub

The scrubs are available in six different scents: Chocolate Orange, Cinnamon Vanilla, Coconut, Lavender Mint, Tea Tree and Ylang Ylang.

Apart from your daily cup of coffee, what else do you know about coffee? Do you know that it have amazing benefits for your skin? Yes, this is true. Coffee scrubs have been on the rise in the recent years as natural skin treatments. […] The Coffee Scrub is a combination of various natural ingredients that will definitely rejuvenate your skin. Among the main components include the seed powder from both coffee Arabica and Coffee Robusta which are the two main varieties of coffee. To make a coffee scrub from the powders, avocado, cinnamon and jojoba oils are added. Almond seeds are also added to bring in its antioxidant properties while vanilla brings in the flavor. All these ingredients are natural, and thus they are not associated with harmful side effects. The Naturelle Cosmetics’ Cinnamon Vanilla will have numerous benefits to your skin.

These benefits include: minimized cellulite, skin brightening, exfoliation, and improved circulation.

I love body scrubs, but I have only ever used sugar and salt based scrubs so this was a completely new experience for me! Upon opening the package, my bathroom smelled like coffee with cinnamon and vanilla. Very uplifting and energizing!

It looked so messy when my skin was covered in the coffee scrub, but once rinsed off, my skin was soft and smooth.  The Royal Coffee Scrub does make a bit of a mess in the bottom of the shower / tub, but nothing that a couple of splashes of water can’t fix.

Do you like coffee scrubs?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I was sent this product for testing and review purposes, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience in using this product.