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AromaVille Hops Hemp Honey Natural palm-free shampoo bar

Picture reproduced with kind permission from Valeria at AromaVille

My sister has been going “natural” for a few years now. She researches everything and will only buy natural products. We were talking the other day and I mentioned that I had discovered some lovely looking shampoo bars on Etsy and wondered if she’d like to try it. After a lot of scouring of ingredients and umming and aaaahhhing we stumbled upon AromaVille who are based in High Wycombe (UK).

We were really impressed with the quality, range and ingredients! I ordered the Hops Hemp Honey palm free shampoo bar as I liked the combination of ingredients. My sister ordered the Rosemary Nettle Aloe Vera palm free shampoo bar.

The price of these bars was really reasonable £3.50 each plus £2.70 postage. They arrived beautifully wrapped and smelt divine!

I’ve been hesitant to use a shampoo bar before as I’ve always figured you don’t get a lot for your money but a lot of makers claim they can last 1-2 months so this is on a par with bottled shampoos. Of course it does depend how often you shampoo and how long/thick your hair is or if you live in a hard or soft water area!!

The first time I used this I wasn’t too sure what to do so I made sure my hair was really wet and rubbed it into my hair, I then massaged it in further as I would with a normal shampoo. I was surprised at how well this mixed into my hair as, usually, I find the first wash doesn’t seem to sink in and I have to do a second! The smell of this shampoo is gorgeous and reminds me of one that my mother used on us as kids. It also lingers a lot more than any other shampoo I’ve used and I continued to get lovely whiffs all through the day even after using a conditioner!

My hair felt so clean and the shampoo washed out really well which was a concern as I live in a soft water area. I definitely needed a conditioner with this (mainly due to my hair being dyed!), but the differences in the feeling of residue was amazing. I really had to work to get rid of the conditioner and I hadn’t used as much whereas the shampoo washed out quickly and didn’t feel heavy at all.

I absolutely love this product and I’m really pleased I tried it. The great news is they ship all over the place 🙂 and a number of their products are vegan!!!

I also got a shave bar which I’ll review soon.

Find the lovely AromaVille on Etsy and their main website.

Etsy – http://www.etsy.com/search?q=aromaville&view_type=gallery&ship_to=ZZ&min=0&max=0

Main Site – http://www.aromaville.co.uk/

Happy shopping xx

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Barry M Rocks \m/

Ok, so this is a quick update as I’ve just been to Superdrug and Barry M have an offer on!!!! Yay love a freebie???? Well as it’s Barry M’s 30th birthday (happy birthday Barry M) they’re doing a nail varnish give away!!! Spend £6 or more and get one of 3 nail varnishes, the choices are red, blue or pink. Typically they’re bright as you’d expect from this brand and I got the pink one, see the piccy below. I have been in love with Barry M since I was a teenager as they were the only brand doing black nail varnish at the time, over the years I’ve brought ridiculous amounts of their stuff and I’m really pleased you can now get it in most stores like Superdrug and Boots.

I treated myself to a lip gloss, £4.49, and Glitter Lashes, £4.99, to get this promotion. The Glitter Lashes are a lovely pink colour and you apply to the ends of your lashes with the brush to make them and your eyes sparkle. I’m of to see Starlight Express on Thursday so I’ll do an update of how I went with it after.

The lip gloss is gorgeous it’s a peachy brown colour and if you hold it up to the light it has glitter flecks running through it. It’s lovely and creamy on and smells chocolately and delicious! It goes on really easy and isn’t sticky and gloopy like some lip glosses and the wand is much easier to use than a brush. I’ll update tonight about how long it lasts. I absolutely love this and will definitely be buying it again!!

Update! – I’ve been wearing the lip gloss for about 4 hours now and it is lovely.  I’ve had to re-apply a couple of times but not as much as I thought and I have a habit of applying a lot anyway!  It’s lovely on and has a shimmery effect on the lips, if I can get a decent photo I’ll pop it on here!

The nail varnish is typical Barry M and really pink with a lovely pearlescent sheen running through, again I haven’t tried on it yet as I’ve only just bought it. I’ll do an update when I do!

Happy shopping and let me know if you get any of the nail varnishes!!!!