A Little Green Pot

Daily Cleansing Ritual

I’m the first one to admit that I’m a massive sucker for anything organic, especially if the packaging is nice. I love trying out new products, new formulas, new brands. Sometimes I find a new favourite, sometimes the product isn’t very good, and sometimes it just sits right in the middle.

Basics: Cruelty Free • £17.50 • No parabens perfume or alcohol

I think with this product it’s the case of didn’t-work-for me-but-might-work-for-you. My current favourite cleanser is the Cailyn Dizzolv’it Cleanser, and as much as I would love to find a new favourite cleanser without fragrance in it, this just stripped my skin dry. 

MOA The Green Balm

Sure, I could just go ahead and apply moisturiser after cleansing, and if it was just a slightly tight feeling on my skin I would normally just go ahead and do that. But it leaves my skin so dry that I just couldn’t use it more than a few times.

The Green Balm

I don’t want to leave the whole review on a negative so I will say that the hot cloth technique that they recommend with this product is something I intend to incorporate into my skin care. When I used the muslin cloth which came with this cream with my Cailyn cleanser it was so much more effective and relaxing. I love the packaging and the philosophy behind the company, but unfortunately the MOA Daily Cleansing Ritual did absolutely nothing for me.

Review: Lush Solid Shampoo | Honey I Washed My Hair

Honey I Washed My Hair

I had promised myself that I would wait until I’d finished Braziliant before I tried this one but I just couldn’t do it, it was sitting on my my review pile taunting  me so I had to give in.  Now that I have tried it though I’m not so sure which one I prefer more, this one or Braziliant. They’re both so good!

Basics: £5.75  •  Cruelty Free •  Toffee Scented  •  55g

Honey is one of those ingredients my hair (and skin) absolutely loves. It is moisturising without leaving my hair in a heavy oily mess. Including honey, this shampoo bar also contains wild orange and bergamot oils. So it smells amazing!

Lush Solid Shampoo Honey I Washed My Hair

It froths up so nicely! A couple of scrubs will leave your hair completely covered in a thick lather. I mentioned in my Braziliant review that the SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) in it was a little irritating to my scalp. Even though this one also has SLS, I noticed my scalp wasn’t as irritated, which is probably down to the honey in it.

Honey

Although Braziliant is my preferred scent, out of the two of these I think I prefer Honey I Washed my hair just a little bit more because it doesn’t irritate my hair line. A few years ago, I got really badly burnt on holiday and ever since then the skin along my hairline get’s irritated very fast, which is one of the reasons why I try to avoid shampoos with a myriad of chemical ingredients. I had absolutely no problem with this shampoo. I love it! Sorry Braziliant, I still love you, but you’ve been replaced.

You can get it here

Review: Kiko Lipgloss Stick in Pearley Strawberry Pink

Kiko Lipgloss Pencil Review

I know the whole Korean gradient lip is going out of trend at the moment, not that I really follow trends, but I mainly bought this lipgloss stick (along with Burgundy) so I could mix the two colours for that effect. In the end, Magenta worked better with this lipgloss than Burgundy.

Basics: £6.90 . 2.84g . Made in Italy . Cruelty Free

On it’s own this colour is beautiful. It’s described as pink, but on the lips it translates to more of a peach/nude colour. It’s lovely either for an everyday colour or even bridal if you want to balance out heavier eye makeup with a subtle lip colour.

Kiko Creamy Lipgloss in 102

102 Kiko Swatch

I love that they added the teeniest, tiniest hint of gold shimmer in this. I think that without it the colour could have been quite a bland pink/nude but the gold shimmer just makes that little bit warmer and lively. Quite surprisingly I’ve ended up using this colour quite a bit, even though in general I do prefer darker reds and burgundies. The perfect addition to a is-she-or-isn’t-she-wearing-makeup look.

You can get this here 

Review: Lipgloss Stick in Burgundy

Kiko Creamy Lipgloss

Red’s, burgundy’s and anything on the dark side are my kind of shades when it comes to lip colours. Every so often I think; “Yeah why not, I’ll try pink” and then I remember that I’m just not a pink girl, and I go back to my favourites.

 Basics: £6.90 . 2.84g . Burgundy . Made in Italy . Cruelty Free

The packaging is simple, the pencil winds up at the bottom (so no need to sharpen it) it’s light, small enough to put in your pocket, and the formula is un-flavoured and tasteless. In a good way that is. The texture is also lovely, it’s not too runny and holds nicely without being overly sticky (a personal pet peeve of mine).

113 Kiko Creamy Lipgloss

Now that I’ve mentioned the good I’ll move on to what was not so good. With a name like “Burgundy” I expected it to be a little more pigmented that this, or at least a little darker.

The colour was pretty, just not what I expected

I had hoped to wear this colour for a night out when I just wanted something quick, simple and dark, but this colour is just…red? I will probably wear it a lot as a day colour, or over a darker matte lipstick to give it more shine. It is perfect for that ‘just ate strawberries’ colour, but I wouldn’t call it Burgundy.

Swatch

It’s a lipgloss, so it doesn’t really have the staying power of a lipstick. It will last around four hours before you need to top up,  I’ve had it last up to six, though that was without drinking or eating anything, and even then it was starting to look a little worn.

Overall I do like this lipgloss stick, it’s a lovely day colour, but don’t expect anything as dark and mysterious as burgundy from it, not matter how much you try to layer the colour.

You can get this here