BEDN 10 – Something Different

Day 10Blog about something completely out of your comfort zone. Maybe you’re a Food Blogger so write about a Beauty product. Or if you’re a Parent Blogger maybe write about a Tech gadget? If you’re a Craft Blogger maybe write about Fashion?

For todays post I thought I would do a blogging first for me – recommend three beauty products.

I am slowly but surely switching my everyday beauty products to affordable, cruelty free, natural alternatives. I don’t want any nasty chemicals that I cannot pronounce on my skin, I want the green stuff that I cannot pronounce instead thank you! Plus I want to be able to stay in the black after buying it! Here are three products I love –

1. Argan Oil

Image from hollandandbarrett.com

Image from hollandandbarrett.com

Back in May I wrote about how I wanted to find an green alternative to Bio Oil as it contains Paraffinum Liquidum which is basically petrol, a non renewable source. I only use Bio Oil on my face as a night time moisturiser and I knew there are plenty of alternative natural facial oils to chose from. But they were all in the £20 – £30 price range and I wanted change from a tenner.

During my research for a new facial oil I read good things about Argan oil, so when I saw some on offer for £6.49 in Holland and Barrett I snapped it up. Sure enough it works a treat, is great on my skin and my face feels really soft and smooth the next morning. The only downside is that it smells a tad funky. It has a slight cows manure whift to it.

But please don’t let that put you off! Its a great product and a little goes a long way. Because I only use it on my face, my bottle will last me ages. In fact I might even pay over a tenner for it next time!

2. Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter

Image from waitrose.com

Image from waitrose.com

 

Not just for babies! This is my green alternative for Vaseline, the oh so handy but nasty to the environment petroleum jelly. Great for chapped lips, dry elbows, knees and the rest. Even babies bottoms!

 

 

 

 

3. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

Image from burtsbees.co.uk

Image from burtsbees.co.uk

Some years before I decided to try and banish all chemicals in my beauty products, I found that I hated lip balms as they all felt sticky and tasted horrible. I bought a Burt’s Bees lip balm to try, because its 100% natural and I was hooked! It is still one of my favourite products and I always request these as gifts. Last Xmas I received two tinted lip balms from Santa in my stocking, the Pink Blossom and Rose colours.

I bloody love the Rose one! Its the perfect shade of everyday red lippy for my skin tone. Not too brassy, flattering on my ghostly grey-white boat race, plus it keeps my lips from chapping. Win win! Do yourself a favour and buy one ASAP!

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