Femna Relax Tea Review

Hey guys, how are you all doing?

Did you know that over the past year, 74% of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope (Mental Health Foundation). Lately, I’ve fallen into the habit of completely stressing out, panicking and feeling burnt out in the past 4-5 months and while I’ve bounced back, all of that stress has been its toll on my physical health. Strangely enough, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the main topic that they discuss is stress.

I get irregular periods due to stress and at times I get bloated and sensitive to many foods that it’s not only effected my confidence but my routine too. Generally, I drink green tea to help with the bloating but I felt that it wasn’t working as well as it normally would due to the problems that I face with my periods. I’ve spent more time working on self-care, i.e making sure that I’m spending more time focussing on my health and making time to relax. During this time, I got an email about this wonderful brand that makes teas specifically for womens health, so of course I had to try this out and write a review for you all.

A little about Femna…

Femna was founded by Maxie and Emily, two young and committed social entrepreneurs based in Berlin, Germany that share a passion for women’s well-being. They believe that ailments like menstrual cramps, PMS, cycle fluctuations and menopause discomfort need not be tackled with popping pills all the time. The range of natural alternatives is huge and effective, giving women the opportunity to feel good, naturally.

Femna offer the best natural products possible to make women’s lives easier by helping women maintain a healthy lifestyle, and education around various stages of life.

Femna Relax Tea ☕✨

Lavender can help you unwind so the world won’t look so overwhelming. Nature’s passion flower is made of perfect concentric circles which radiate calmness and peace. Lemon balm and tansy help you to let go of unwanted stress and Chamomile comforts your organs from all the negative energy that might surround you.

The Relax Tea is priced at 11.90 for 50g, which roughly makes 25-30 cups of tea. This tea is not recommended for women during pregnacy and lactation.

How to make

Drink as a regime for a few weeks with 2-3 cups a day and use 2 teaspoon per 200ml boiling water, cover (so you don’t lose the essential oils) leave to brew for 8-12 minutes.

Review

Let me get straight to the point – it was love at first sip! The aroma of the tea itself is soothing, you can smell the blend of the lavender and passion flower. As the relax tea is a loose tea, the smells and taste are more prominent than your normal cuppa.

I’ve never drank anything with passion flower or rose before and I am not complaining, it really adds a gentle touch to the tea. You can taste the chamomile in there, but personally I think that I could feel the calming effects of the chamomile more than you can taste it.

So far so good, I generally feel less bloated in the past few week that I’ve tried the tea and overall my body feels relaxed. As a result of my body feeling more relaxed, I don’t panic as much as I have done in the past, I definitely feel that this tea has been working on helping me to relax. This feels like a natural, more cleaner way of dealing with everything without worrying about any extreme negative side effects. Of course not every girl and woman experiences the same symptoms or problems which is why Femna have a whole range of teas designed to suit you at whatever stage you’re at in life.

Femna itself is amazing, I’m always for supporting a brand that helps women talk openly about their health without feeling any kind of stigma which is why I’ve tried my best to be as open about my personal health with you all. Thank you to the lovely ladies at Femna for sending me this brilliant tea.

Click here to check out the different ranges available at Femna (I’ve got a 10% discount for all my lovely readers – use the code:  SONAMFEMNA) ♥

Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the fabulous Feminist Mug range, like the one below, from GearBubble. ☺

I hope you all enjoyed my review. Don’t forget to comment, share and subscribe for more reviews and exclusive discounts ✨

A’kin The Big Deal Kit Review

I hope you all are having a great start to the week, today I finally get to share news about another amazing deal from A’kin & QVC. Those of you that follow my blog have already seen my review on an A’kin product a little while back  and I was pretty impressed by the amazing quality of their product. Today’s deal is not just about one product but as you can tell from the title of this post, it’s about four products namely the A’kin The Big Deal Kit!

A little about A’kin

A’kin was launched in Australia in 2002 using pioneering technologies and leading the way in natural skincare. The philosophy at A’kin is all about creating pure, authentic and beautifully aromatic skincare, crafted without parabens, sulfates, artificial colours or fragrances. This high quality, natural skincare brand is cruelty-free, organic and 100% vegan!

A’kin The Big Deal Kit 🎁

The Big Deal Kit includes 1 Cleansing Micellar Water (150ml), 1 Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream (50ml), 1 Mini Hydrating Mist Toner (30ml) and 1 Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (20ml). The A’Kin 4 Piece Skincare Hydration Collection aka The Big Deal Kit is normally worth £55.50 if you buy directly from the A’kin website, and for this week only it’s  available to buy from QVC for £29.98.

Review

A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

This lightweight but nourishing oil has quickly become one of my personal favourites; the rosehip oil is formulated to help soothe and hydrate your complexion, as well as other areas of dry skin on your body. It’s perfect to use over scars, stretch marks and just over dry skin in general. On days that my skin needs less moisturising, I’ve used this before applying my makeup and it’s kept my makeup looking fresh the whole day.

I’ve already reviewed this before you can click here to read the full review on the A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.

A’kin Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream

This daily facial moisturiser has a fast-absorbing formula enriched with organic coconut water and green tea, that works to deeply hydrate your skin.

The day cream is refreshing, calming and has a light, buttery texture and that nourishes my skin throughout the day. The smell of the green tea is quite refreshing, and when I apply the cream to my skin, I can definitely feel the calming coconut ingredients which works well for the skin as the weather starts to get warmer outside. I do wish that there was a night cream to the kit.

A’kin Hydrating Mist Toner

The mini mist spray is from the same range as the day cream, infused with organic coconut water and green tea, helps to balance the pH levels skin and soothe your skin.

I’ve been using this over my makeup before I go out to work and days out in general and I love the freshness of the spray. It keeps my makeup pretty much intact throughout the day, which is perfect if you don’t have the time to touch up or check your makeup. Word of advice to you all – don’t make the mistake of using this a little while after using mascara, I learnt that lesson the hard way (lol), in all honesty that was my fault for not waiting for my mascara to dry. This travel size toner spray is perfect to take with you on the go!

A’kin Cleansing Micellar Water

The cleansing micellar water is infused with organic coconut water, green tea, cucumber and lavender, there has never been an easier way to cleanse than with this micellar water, which works to instantly remove impurities and make-up from your face without the need to rinse it off.

Since I received this, I had been using the toner as a makeup remover everyday and despite the green tea in the water, it was so gentle and easily removed my makeup. The water left my skin feeling hydrated, refreshed and glowing after using it.

Personally, I think that this kit is a great way to try the different products from A’kin, especially if you’ve never used the brand before, it’s definitely worth the price. I’d like to thank the lovely people at RebKan PR and A’kin for sending me this wonderful kit!

Click here to buy the A’kin The Big Deal Kit from QVC – remember this offer is running for one week only, so make sure you get your hands on it before it all goes! ☺

I hope you all enjoyed my A’kin The Big Deal Kit review of this product and your bank holiday weekend!

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

– Sonam x

P.S: For more skincare reviews, click here.

Milani Baked Blush Corallina Review

Most of you may have already heard of this brand and may even use it. This is actually my first time using any Milani product, so naturally I thought that I should blog about it.

Are Milani Cosmetics cruelty free?

Milani Cosmetics was founded in 2002, taking inspiration from Milani. Milani’s lightbulb moment was sparked by the Italian world for colour, ‘colori’ – almost identical to colour, however with something a little extra; a little more.

Milani is designed for women who love to wear color, the products allow women to explore and push their boundaries – and yes they’re cruelty-free! 🐇

Milani Baked Blush – Corallina

This silky blush with benefits can be used so many ways; it shapes, it contours, it highlights. Sun-baked on Italian terracotta tiles, it’s buildable from sheer to vibrant. Yes, it adds a cheeky pop of colour to your complexion. Radiance and warmth, too. I bought the Baked Blush in the shade 08 Corallina for £9.95 at Beauty Base.

Review

Like the description says, the blush powder is definitely silky and I absolutely loved the warmth of the Corallina shade. Even though it is a baked blush, I wasn’t expecting the sheer amount of shimmer in the product, it really adds that extra glow to the skin.

As you can see from the swatch on my arm, it’s a super pigmented powder, unfortunately it doesn’t really have a scent. The colour is absolutely gorgeous. The blush lasted the entire time that I’ve worn it – during the day, right through to the evenings; so I’m pretty impressed with the baked blush.

 

When I bought the blush I was a little disappointed because the packaging is a little deceiving as there’s a mirror and blush applicator brush at the bottom of the blush, which I didn’t really notice at first. The bristles of the little brush are a tad harder than I’m used to – in all honesty, I would have preferred to use my own brush. Although, it is a great travel size product to keep with you, and the brush is pretty easy and convenient to use when you’re on the go.

Given the price of the product, I’d say that I was very impressed with the quality of the baked blush, this was my first time using any product from Milani and I’d definitely use it again.

Personally, I feel like I don’t review makeup enough, so I would love to your thoughts on the this review.

I hope you all enjoyed my review, don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

Click here to buy the Milani Baked Blush – Corallina from Beauty Base.

 

– Sonam x

P.S: For more makeup reviews, click here. 

Hempz Original Body Wash Review

Hempz Original Body Wash Review

Hi guys! How are you? ☺

I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful sunny weather, I can’t get enough of it! In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had to deal with so much that I ended up neglecting the blog a little, thankfully I’m back on track with some more reviews and offers coming up soon! This review is a little overdue, but I’m sure you guys will understand.  ♥

A little about Hempz…

Hempz Beauty is a division of the JK Health and Beauty Technologies Group PLC. Hempz Beauty are a natural beauty company that make products with 100% organic Hemp Seed Oil. All products are Paraben Free, Gluten Free, THC Drug Free and are not tested on animals.

Hempz Original Invigorating Body Wash 🌿

As you can see from the name, the Hempz Original Invigorating Body Wash is part of the Original Hempz range that is made with 100% Organic Hemp Seed Oil providing the skin with a perfect ration of protein, carbohydrates, nutrients, key minerals and fiber. The moisteriser is rich in natural anti-oxidants, anti-ageing properties and anti-inflammatories from extracts of Lemon, Ginger root, Ginseng and Grapefruit.

There is also a blend of Shea Butter and Sunflower Seed Oil for skin hydration, nourishment and conditioning. It’s also made with a fresh breezy floral and sweet banana fragrance – and it’s 100% vegan! The moisteriser is available to buy online on the Hempz Beauty site £16.99 for 250 ml; the bottle shown in the picture is of the sample that I received from Alex Silver PR.

Review

When I started using the body wash, I noticed that it smells almost the same as the Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturiser, as of course, they’re from the same range. The smell was quite sweet and soothing at the same time, especially when the body wash began to lather. After rinsing off the lather and getting out of the shower, my skin felt refreshed and nourished. As with the moisteriser, the banana scent really adds to the refreshing feel of the body wash – which is perfect to use in the heat.

Once again, I’d like to thank the lovely people at Alex Silver PR for sending me this product to review, you can click here to buy the Hempz Original Invigorating Body Wash.

Tomorrow I’ll be sending out an e-newsletter with an exclusive offer from an amazing cosmetic brand for you all – so don’t forget to comment, share and subscribe to my blog! ♥

P.S: If you haven’t already, check out my review of the of the Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturiser.

Hempz Original Body Moisturiser Review

Did you know that April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month? To kick-start the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month I decided to do a review on this wonderful cruelty-free and vegan product.

Are Hempz cruelty free?

Hempz Beauty is a division of the JK Health and Beauty Technologies Group PLC. Hempz Beauty are a natural beauty company that make products with 100% organic Hemp Seed Oil. All products are Paraben Free, Gluten Free, THC Drug Free and are not tested on animals.

Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturiser 🌿

The Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturiser is made with 100% Organic Hemp Seed Oil providing the skin with a perfect ration of protein, carbohydrates, nutrients, key minerals and fiber. The moisteriser is rich in natural anti-oxidants, anti-ageing properties and anti-inflammatories from extracts of Lemon, Ginger root, Ginseng and Grapefruit.

There is also a blend of Shea Butter and Sunflower Seed Oil for skin hydration, nourishment and conditioning. It’s also made with a fresh breezy floral and sweet banana fragrance – and it’s 100% vegan! The moisteriser is available to buy online at Amazon for £19.99 for 500 ml; the bottle shown in the picture is of the sample that I received from Alex Silver PR.

Review

At first, I could smell the sweet banana blend in the moisturiser, I couldn’t really smell the natural hemp oil, but can definitely feel the nourishing effects of it skin. The moisturiser is lightweight and easy to blend in to my skin, it generally keeps my hands, body and legs smooth and soft. I’ve also been using this as a face cream and I am loving how smooth, yet kind of firm, my skin is after using the cream. One thing that I do appreciate about this moisturiser is that it keeps my skin soft and firm throughout the day without needing to reapply it.

Thank you to Alex Silver PR for sending me this lovely product to review, you can click here to buy the Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturiser from Amazon.

I’ve got another Hempz product review coming out next week, so make sure you’re following my blog to keep up.

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

– Sonam x

 

P.S: For more skincare reviews, click here.  

Plum Goodness Vanilla & Fig Body Butter

Hi everybody, how are you all doing today? ☺

I hope the snow has cleared up in your area. Lately, I’ve been juggling a few different projects (I feel like I say this a lot) and I am working on bringing you guys more reviews, guides and offers. For now, I’m coming towards the end of the Plum Goodness series; there’s only one more review left to do, at this point it’s needless to say that I am kind of in love with this brand, so perhaps I may do some more reviews on their products later on this year. Last month, I did a quick poll on whether you guys wanted to see more reviews from this brand or not. Thankfully, you all weren’t fed up of seeing me talk about this brand.

Today’s review is on the Vanilla & Fig Feel The Fudge Body Butter from the Vanilla & Fig range.

A little about Plum Goodness…

Plum Goodness is an online-cosmetic brand, based in India, that was founded by Shankar Prasad in July 2014. The brand is one of the first 100% vegan brands in India that are completely committed to ensuring that their products are ‘safe and good’ – not only are the products cruelty-free but they are also free of parabens, phthalates and SLS.

The products all feature the ‘1% For The Planet’ logo, meaning that Plum Goodness give 1% of their sales to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to protecting the environment.

Plum Goodness Vanilla & Fig Body Butter

The Plum Goodness Vanilla & Fig Body Butter is a deep hydrating, emollient body butter with nourishing shea butter, soothing vanilla and antioxidant fig extracts for all-round care. The body butter contains added vitamin B3, vitamin C and fig fruit extract for its anti-ageing and skin conditioning properties which works well for all skin types, including those with dry skin.

The body butter is priced at Rs. 450.00 (Indian rupees) for 200ml, which is approximately £5.00 – please do bear in mind that the exchange rate can fluctuate, and the price could be a little higher for someone purchasing from outside of India. I bought the body butter as part of the Vanilla & Fig Irresistible Bundle, at the time it was worth Rs. 1440 and I was charged £16.35  for it but it’s currently on sale for Rs. 1,050.

Review

One of the main reasons that I bought this body butter, was because of the quality of the brand and the great reviews on it.

When I first opened the Plum Goodness Vanilla & Fig Body Butter, I could immediately smell the soothing vanilla scent, I couldn’t really smell the fig as much. On its first use, I found the body butter to be quite rich and smooth, as well as good value for money as I didn’t have to use a lot of product on my body for it to be completely moisterised.

Generally, I’ve been using this body butter since I received it a couple of months ago and I’m pretty impressed with the way that it manages to keep my body nourished throughout the day, especially when it’s freezing outside. I haven’t needed to re-apply the body butter, and when I shower after using the body butter, my skin is still soft. During the snowy weather, this body butter doubled as a hand cream and it did not dry up at all, my hands did freeze but they weren’t dry if that makes sense. So far this body butter (and brand) has continued to amaze me with it’s high quality. 👌🏽💆🏽‍✨

If you are from India, then you can order directly from the Plum Goodness website. If you live outside of India, then you can order the products by emailing hello@plumgoodness.com

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

– Sonam x

 

P.S: For more skincare reviews, click here. 

A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil Review

Since it’s still February, I wanted to contine with the floral theme that I have going at the moment. So today, I wanted to share with you all my first review on an organic, vegan and cruelty-free product from Australia, the A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.

Are A’kin cruelty free?

A’kin was launched in Australia in 2002 using pioneering technologies and leading the way in natural skincare. The philosophy at A’kin is all about creating pure, authentic and beautifully aromatic skincare, crafted without parabens,
sulfates, artificial colours or fragrances. This high quality, natural skincare brand is cruelty-free, vegan and completely organic!

A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

The A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is 100% natural with a minimum concentration of 80% essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6,9) for optimal skin health. This antioxidant and vitamin rich oil helps to protect the skin from the effect of environmental elements, prevent signs of ageing and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It’s perfect for use on scars, strech marks, uneven skin tone and nourishing dry lips. It is recommended to apply 3-4 drops of the oil after cleansing by gently massaging it into the face, neck and decolletage prior to moisturiser, and to use it twice daily.

Normally this product is priced at £40.00 for 45ml, fortunately it’s currently available to buy at QVC for £25.68.

 

Review

As with most organic oils, the smell is a tad strong, but once you massage the oil into your skin the smell fades. When I first applied the oil to my face, I found the texture to be quite lightweight compared to most oils that I have used in the past. The rosehip oil easily blended into my skin, giving it a natural and healthly looking shine without appearing oily on my skin. Generally, I found that my skin absorbs the oil quite quickly when my skin is slightly warm from having a shower or washing my face with warm water.

I’ve been using the rosehip oil overnight and it keeps my skin, my face and parts of my body, hydrated throughout the night. As I mentioned before, you can use the rosehip oil to reduce the appearance of scars, and I must admit that I am quite impressed with the way that the scars on my face and body have begun to fade since using the oil.

In fact, in the past few days I decided to wear the oil under my makeup, as it’s kind a new trend that I’ve seen online and wanted to experiment with this oil. When applying makeup over the oil, my skin has had such a natural glow to it throughout the day and it stayed hydrated despite it the freezing temperatures outside – I absolutely love it! 💆🏽🌹✨

I’d like to thank the lovely people at RebKan PR and A’kin for sending me this amazing product! Click here to buy the A’kin Rosehip Oil from QVC, and to check out the rest of the A’kin collection at QVC.

I hope you all enjoyed my review of this product, do comment and let me know what you think. ☺

Plum Goodness Grape Seed Cream Reviews

Last week, I realised that I still had a few more products from Plum left to review so I decided to do a quick poll on whether you guys wanted to see more reviews from this brand or not. Thankfully, you all weren’t fed up of seeing me talk about this brand.

This post is a review is on the Light Stay Day Cream and the Night Cream from the Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn range.

A little about Plum Goodness…

Plum Goodness is an online-cosmetic brand, based in India, that was founded by Shankar Prasad in July 2014. The brand is one of the first 100% vegan brands in India that are completely committed to ensuring that their products are ‘safe and good’ – not only are the products cruelty-free but they are also free of parabens, phthalates and SLS.

One of my favourite things that I like about the Plum Goodness brand is that they do not promote any skin whitening products, something that is unfortunately rife in India’s cosmetic industry, and they also keep all aspects of their line as ‘good’ as possible. The products all feature the ‘1% For The Planet’ logo, meaning that Plum Goodness give 1% of their sales to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to protecting the environment.

The Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Light Stay Day Cream ☀

The Plum Goodness Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Light Stay Day Cream is a combination of sun protection, everyday hydration and nourishment, with long-lasting SPF30 protection, healing sea buckthorn oil and nourishing grape seed oil. The non-greasy formula absorbs very well, while the natural anti-oxidants of both the sea buckthorn oil and grape seed oil helps to prevent sun damage to skin. On the Plum Goodness website, the light stay cream is recommended for those with normal, dry and combination skin types, and it is recommended that you apply the cream on the neck and face every morning.

The day cream is priced at Rs. 475.00 (Indian rupees) for 60ml, which is approximately £5.00 – please do bear in mind that the exchange rate can fluctuate, and the price could be a little higher for someone purchasing from outside of India. I bought the cream on sale as part of the Berry Bundle, at the time it was worth Rs. 1050 and I was charged £11.92 for it but normally the bundle is worth Rs. 1,440.

Review

The day cream smells exactly like the face mask and foam scrub from the grape seed and sea buckthorn, I can still mainly smell the grape seed oil in the cream. I found the texture of the cream to be very light and smooth, once I blend it into my skin the cream moisturizes the skin without being too oily, I’ve actually been using this cream before applying makeup and it works well at smoothing out my skin. There have actually been times where I go out without any foundation or primer on because the cream works just that well for my skin, bear in mind that I use the Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Foam Scrub before applying the cream.

The Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Nurturance Night Cream 🌙

The Plum Goodness Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Nurturance Night Cream provides hydration and nourishment to your skin overnight, ensuring that your skin has the optimum level of moisture content, gets its supply of essential nutrients, and allows skin repair to take place. The night cream prevents dryness, while the grape seed and sea buckthorn oils nourish, heal and repair skin. The vitamins A,C,E & minerals from grape seed oil supply essential nutrition to your skin while the polyphenols, beta carotenes and essential fatty acids from sea buckthorn oil for skin repair.

The night cream is priced at Rs. 550.00 (Indian rupees) for 50ml, which is approximately £6.00 – and like I mentioned before, I bought the cream on sale as part of the Berry Bundle, which at the time it was worth Rs. 1050 and I was charged £11.92 for it but normally the bundle is worth Rs. 1,440.

Review

When using the night cream, I could mainly smell the grape seed oil in there and of course as it’s a night cream the texture is thicker and richer than the day cream. I normally use this on a daily basis, after I have used the foam scrub from the same collection, and I must admit that I am very impressed with the quality of this particular cream. The night cream works well at hydrating my skin throughout the night and makes my skin feel soft right until the next day. What I also love about the night cream is that I don’t have to use much of the cream for it to work, sometimes I apply the minimum amount possible and it is nourishes my skin. I’ve been using both the creams with the foam scrub from the same range as part of my daily skincare routine and my natural skin as never looked so good. 👌🏽💆🏽‍✨

If you are from India, then you can order directly from the Plum Goodness website. If you live outside of India, then you can order the products by emailing hello@plumgoodness.com

I hope you all enjoyed my Plum Goodness Grape Seed Cream Reviews.

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

 

– Sonam

P.S: For more skincare reviews, click here. 

Lush Heart of Enlightened Expectation Bubble Bar Melt

Hey everyone, ☺

I hope your weekend is going well so far!

This post was supposed to be published during the week, but I’ve honestly been feeling so burnt out so it’s a little later than it was supposed to be. If you don’t already know, I decided to do a series on some of Lush’s Valentines bath bomb range, as requested by some of my lovely readers. So today, the third of my mini Lush Valentines Bath series will be on my new favourite product from Lush, with an incredibly long name – the Lush Heart of Enlightened Expectation Bubble Bar Melt. (I initially bought this bubble bar thinking it was a bath bomb, but I still decided to add this review to this series because I loved this bubble bar so much.)

Who are Lush?

Lush are an all-round ethical cosmetics company that are committed to being cruelty-free, vegan and sustainable as possible. Their products are all handmade, smell amazing, and have a cool sticker at the bottom of their boxed products to tell you who and when the products were made. With over 100 stores across the U.K, Lush is easily one of the most prominent organic beauty brands.

Heart of Enlightened Expectation Bubble Bar Melt 🧡

This bubble bar is made with ylang ylang and bergamot oils to brighten moods, Fair Trade organic cocoa butter that softens skin in the bubble bath. The geranium, jasmine and rose oils add to the floral fantasy in the bath that soothes and calms allowing you to step out with confidence. I bought the bar from the Lush Oxford Street store for £4.50 (each).

Review

The top of the bubble bar is quite creamy and buttery. The bottom kept crumbling very quickly and it made my skin feel so soft, the feel of it was very gentle. When I put the bubble bar under running water, I was so surprised at how quickly it crumbled and melted under the running water, I could immediately smell the cocoa butter in there – it was luscious, the water had turned into a bright orange colour with beautiful bubbles covering the surface of the tub.

I felt like a little kid when I was getting in the tub, because there were just so many bubbles! The oils in the water instantly worked on my skin, making it feel so soft and smooth. The smell was amazing, so relaxing, I could mainly smell the cocoa butter and a hint of the ylang ylang oil, I stayed in the tub until all the bubbles had popped – so about 45 minutes to an hour. After getting out of the tub and drying down my skin felt so tender, and generally felt moisterised, this is perfect for anyone who’s skin might need a little extra moisture.

Personally, the Heart of Enlightened Expectation Bubble Bar Melt, is first of all such a long name; I think the bubble bar should be called the cocoa love bubble bar, but that’s just me (🤷🏽), but on a serious note, I think I’ve found my new favourite product from Lush. 😍🧡🛀🏽

Have any of you tried this bubble bar yet? What were your thoughts on it? I hope you all enjoyed my review on this! Don’t forget to comment, share and subscribe ☺

Click here to check out the Lush Heart of Enlightened Expectation Bubble Bar Melt.

CGD London – Getting Things Done Kit Review

Hi everyone,

How is your week going so far? ☺

Now that we’re coming to the end of January, or what feels like the longest month ever, it can get difficult to keep working towards your goals and stay on track. Truthfully, I am one of those people, I haven’t been sticking to all of my little goals but I’ve been trying to be as productive as possible. Which is why I wanted to share this post about a planner set that I’ve been using for almost a week, because I can’t be the only person feeling this way (I hope lol) and to show you a productivity kit aimed at women.

Who are CGD London?

“We’re women just like you, thinking outside the box on ways to work smarter, not harder.” – CGD London, About page

CGD London was founded in 2017, and is an off-shoot of careergirldaily.com, an award-winning career website  providing support and advice by like-minded career girls specifically for women –  I actually blogged about Career Girl Daily earlier this month; 5 Motivational Newsletters for Women. CGD London believe that the key to a successful life is in a great plan, and help get it done by designing and building products to help you do just that.

The Getting Things Done Kit:

The Getting Things Done Kit is a limited edition kit designed to help you get things done – it’s pretty much in the name. There’s plenty of room to write, set daily goals and keep you on schedule making sure that you’re as organized and productive as possible. Inside the kit, are a Getting Things Done Planner, The Ultimate Week Plan, a Getting Things Done rose gold engraved pen and a sticker sheet. It’s usually priced at £70, but the kit is currently on sale for £35.99.

Review:

1. Getting Things Done Planner

The Getting Things Done planner is an A5 planner made of vegan-friendly leather and there is plenty of space to fill out as much as you need to within the daily pages. One thing that I must admit that I do love is the daily reminder for self-care, exercise, drinking water and space to make note of what you’ve eaten during the day, I feel like it’s been helping me keep track of the little things that tend to get overlooked when prioritising tasks over taking care of myself.

So far… so good, I’ve only been using this for about a week, but this planner has definitely helped me stay productive and it’s generally easy to use.

2. The Ultimate Week Plan

The Ultimate Week Plan is an A4 notepad with enough space to write down your main tasks and goals for the week. The layout is simple and clean, which is perfect as you can make it your own and use it as a basis for your personal goals, studying or tasks for work. I’ve been using this template to help map out my week and just stuck it on my fridge as a reminder, having the week plan separate from the planner has been easier than flipping back the pages to the beginning of the week.

Generally, I feel that the Getting Things Done Kit is quite practical for those of you ladies that are looking to improve on or maintain your productive streak, this is also useful for someone who maybe new to using planners as it’s a very simple layout meaning you can add what you want to it.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my post! Click here to check out the Getting Things Done Kit.

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– Sonam x

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