During the Christmas holiday season, Ria from Naturia Beauty organizes a lovely international green beauty swap. I was very excited to join in this year and was paired with UK blogger, Kate from The Life Cake. We talked about our beauty/skincare likes and dislikes, the brands we were interested in trying, and a bit about ourselves. It was great chatting with Kate and nice to see how much we had in common. Without further ado, here’s what Kate sent me (in a super cute sparkly pink box):
Balm Balm Face Balm (and more!) Rose Geranium: This popular British skincare brand has been raved about by all the UK bloggers I follow and I was so excited to see a Balm Balm product in my package from Kate. Not to mention, a rose-based one! This multipurpose balm really caught my eye, I’m obsessed with products that can used multiple ways! This is a nice, lightweight balm that moisturizes dry spots and never feels greasy. I like the gel texture and how it instantly sinks into skin. The balm can be virtually anywhere you experience dryness: face, neck, lips, feet, elbows, or hands. So far I’ve loved using this on my face as a light moisturizer (not greasy at all), on my hands, and sometimes (mostly when I’ve forgotten my lip balm,) on my lips. I’m amazed at how well this balm really moisturizes and soothes skin in so many ways! With such a simple formula featuring 100% organic ingredients (shea butter, sunflower oil, beeswax, calendula oil, jojoba oil, and rose geranium oil), I’m overly impressed. This is now a mainstay multi-use product in my purse and it’s great to have on-the-go with my dry, winter skin. Loving the sweet rose scent too!
Bodhi and Birch Neroli Luce Revitalising Face Oil: Another British brand that I have been
stalking following for the longest time! This luxe facial oil has some amazing natural ingredients especially for my dry, sensitive skin like Tunisian Neroli, Sea Buckthorn oil, and Jojoba oil among others. I’m not a fan of the scent from the neroli and frankincense in this product but this facial oil feels so moisturizing and nourishing on my skin, I can definitely look past the scent. I’m enjoying using this oil at night to continue hydrating and beautifying my skin. It really keeps my face hydrated well and my skin looks and feels great when I wake up. Definitely a heavier oil for which I’m reserving for nighttime pampering. I’d love to try more from this brand!