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The Little Alchemist natural skin care company is an Australian brand that offers a unique range of anti aging skin care products, natural perfumes & deliciously nourishing shea body butters. Combing our passion for natural healthy ingredients & our penchant for luxury, artisan quality we create our products by hand in small batches. Marrying together the finest organic, natural ingredients & the latest cosmeceutical bio actives to bring you a 100% fresh, pure & concentrated skin care solution to nourish, protect & feed your skin with vital nutrients, vitamins & antioxidants.



I will be reviewing 3 products today – the Papaya Geranium Cleansing Milk, Ultra C Radiance Serum and last but not least, the Anti Ageing Defence complex.



Ultra C Radiance Serum 

This is an intensive Rosehip oil based anti aging vitamin C serum containing a synergistic blend of high potency cosmecuectical actives in a base of nutrient rich & hydrating oils for vibrant & healthy skin. It is formulated for tired, stressed and sun-damaged skin.
It has a citrusy scent to it, probably because of the Vitamin C infused in it! It comes in a translucent oil formula, which isn’t too heavy or sticky. It glides on really smoothly on the skin. Because its of a rather thin consistency, I need about 1 pump of this to cover my entire face, which is quite a bummer 😦 However, it does its job. Makes my face radiant looking and moisturised. This is moisturising enough, so you can skip moisturiser after! (For combination skins) This retails at $69 for the 1oz dropper bottle. 



Anti Ageing Defence Complex 

An anti ageing face cream, formulated with their unique anti ageing complex to help improve skin texture and lock in moisture. Even though I am not sure about the anti ageing part, this face cream has definitely moisturised my skin well. It is thick in consistency and I only need 1/2 to 3/4 pump to cover my entire face and neck. This smells really good! It has a dairy kind of scent to it which I love! This retails at $86 for the 1.69oz pump bottle.



Papaya Geranium Cleansing Milk 

This is a creamy and nourishing cleanser. It is also very gentle as well, hence, I like to use in on lazy days or mornings when no makeup is involved! If you’d like a more thorough cleanse, you can try their Wild Apple and Mint Purifying gel Cleanser. I haven’t tried that yet, however, I am sure that it’s really refreshing with the mint infusion. Anyways, moving on to the review, I feel like I do not need any moisturisers after cleansing my face with this as it is that moisturising! But of course, ones’ skincare regimen is never completed without a serum or moisturiser! This cleansing milk retails at $38 for the 100ml pump bottle. 



Not forgetting, the products were accompanied by this cute and versatile draw string bag which is great for travelling or bringing the products with you on the go!

That’s all for the review today! 🙂 

For more information, you can contact/visit them at: The Little Alchemist Natural SKIN Care
WWW.THELITTLEALCHEMIST.COM.AU
PO BOX 281, GALSTON, NSW, 2159
e: info@thelittlealchemist.com.au
p: 0410 337 116 (inside Australia)
p: +61 410 337 116 (outside Australia)

Skinny Coconut Oil is the only 100% RAW & ALKALINE coconut oil available on the market. It is made with our internationally exclusive, patent-pending Nutralock System™ that crafts our oil without using any heat at all (yes that’s right ZERO heat!)



Coconut oil has many many benefits which I will get more into in my upcoming “Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil” post. It is very important that you get coconut oil that is unrefined, cold pressed and preferably 100% raw. This is because these categories of coconut oil does not only taste better, but also has the most beneficial vitamins for your body.
For the past 3 weeks, I have been testing out Skinny Coconut Oil as a leave in hair treatment, facial moisturizer and last but not least, oil pulling. It does not have a very strong scent to it as it is not heated, but it does smell fresh and raw! 



I was sent the 4 oz jar to review and as with most products I have reviewed so far, a little goes a long way.

It is not as thick as castor oil, but it is most definitely moisturizing enough for both the hair and the body.

My hair feels very moisturized after the treatment! I can also use this as a leave in and it will absorb right into my hair and not leave any greasy residue. Of course, you can’t over apply it.
It is perfect as a facial moisturizer as it does not have the very strong coconut smell. It will get a little oily first upon application, however, as you let it sit for awhile, it will sink right into your skin.
Oil pulling – this is the best way to detoxify and it is best done in the morning before breakfast. If oil pulling is done regularly, it will not only fill your body with more positivity, it will also make you look better. Most importantly, no matter how good the grade of the coconut oil is, DO NOT SWALLOW THE OIL AS YOU ARE OIL PULLING! I know that it’s really tempting but it is worth the wait, trust me.

Skinny and Co Original coconut oil comes in 3 sizes – 4oz, 8.5oz and 16.9oz. Prices are really affordable and it ranges from USD10-USD$30.
They also have the Peppermint Coconut oil which is for people who uses it for oil pulling only.

I would love to purchase it in the biggest jar so do have sufficient to test it out for other uses like direct intake, cooking and what not! There are many uses of coconut oil.

For more information, visit/contact them at:
WWW.SKINNYANDCOMPANY.COM
Customer Support Team: (888) 865-4278
http://www.skinnyandcompany.com/pages/contact-us

Thank You!
EJ x

Herbal Face Food is the worlds first completely edible, 100% plants only skin serum. An ORAC antioxidant rating of over 10 million cause healing of skin, making it the most potent and powerful anti-aging product on the market. Herbal Face Food serum is made from plants that contain antioxidants and enzymes, from all around the globe.

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I was sent a 0.5oz dropper bottle of the Herbal Face Food serum by the company and I have been using it for weeks now! Almost a month and the bottle is still almost full – incredible! The 2 oz full sized version will probably last you forever.

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This comes in a liquid consistency and I only use about 4-5 drops of it and it covers my entire face!(I tend to apply slightly more since I don’t use it everyday) I use this every other night as personally, for my teenage skin, I feel that this is like a treatment instead of a serum.
Upon application, there’s a tingly sensation around my cheeks area and sometimes even my entire face! To some people, it might be slightly uncomfortable. However, that’s when you know that the serum is actually doing its job! On top of that, it will only last for about 1-2minutes. 🙂

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(This amount on my hand is actually only one drop. As you can see, a little goes a really long way!)
The next morning when I wake up, my face definitely got brighter and I’m not sure if I’m seeing things, but my pigmentations actually got lighter as well! It’s insanity and basically heaven in a bottle. I’m not sure what I’d do without this product!

Moving on to the most exciting part – the verdict
YES YES YES! I would most definitely repurchase this. It’s a little more pricey than other serums but it’s so worth it! It will last me a very long time. This retails for USD99.97 for the 2oz bottle.

Organic Herbal Face Food also offer a stronger version of the original herbal face food, the Organic Super Face Food! How exciting. However, I would advise you to try the original version first to see if it is enough for your skin. If it isn’t, super it is!
The company also launched their Herbal Body Food which I’m sure is equally amazing.
They currently have different bundles, some at discounted prices which you can check out at WWW.THEHERBALFACEFOOD.COM 🙂

For more information, you can contact them at:
Telephone – 818-480-2845
E-mail – info@theherbalfacefood.com

Ej x

Ere Perez is an Australian owned company and pride themselves in producing healthy, natural make-up. Their products are free from parabens, phthalates, glycol, DEA Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances and a few other nasty chemicals which are extremely harmful for the delicate skin.
They have a wide range of products to offer. I would like to thank the lovely Frances from Purist Selections for letting me try out a few products from the line!

Pure Rice Powder – Rose Tones
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“A luxurious blush for the cheeks in pink-terracotta hues.” I find Ere Perez powders really silky and the texture is very smooth. I have never came across a pressed powder that gives such a pleasant texture. This comes in 2 other shades and this suits my skin tone the best. It comes in a form of a bronzer/blush duo, however, I use it as a blusher by swirling both shades together.
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It gives me a bronzy rosy pink colour on my cheeks which is so beautiful! Unfortunately, one thing to note! Their powders are really soft and smooth, hence, it’s very very fragile. Frances actually warned me about this and told me that it can easily be fixed by pressing it down with a tissue paper!

Translucent Corn Perfecting Powder
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This comes in one shade as its translucent. I use this to set my makeup but it can also be used underneath as a primer! It is great for people with oily skin as it is made with corn, which naturally absorbs the oil on the face. What better way to combat excessive moisture! This can be used alone for people who doesn’t need any coverage but want their face to look a tad bit better 🙂

Oat Milk Foundation
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This was the product that I was most excited to try from the brand! Of course I’m excited to try out new natural foundations. I’m a foundation junkie! Especially when it feels like skin. It comes in 4 shades, Light ; Light-Medium ; Medium ; Dark.
I currently use the shade light which is tad too light for my skin!
Here is the swatch for light:
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Swatch for light-medium will be updated real soon!
Oat milk has a soothing effect on skin and is a great anti-oxidant. This foundation requires me to blend immediately as it sets in really fast! Which is great, as it doesn’t melts off in the humid weather. I apply it with my fingers, but I recommend applying it with the unique Ere Perez foundation & concealer brush for the perfect application. This foundation feels really light on my skin and I only need half a pump to cover my entire face, so a little goes a long way. It also makes my skin look glowy and covers my uneven pigmentations like a dream! I now have a perfect canvas for blush and bronzer.

Volumizing Waterproof Mascara

So the first product that Ere Perez created was her signature Natural Almond Oil Mascara! She received many great feedback a on it and decided to expand her collection. This mascara is actually the waterproof version and it’s actually the only natural waterproof mascara in the market right now! It contains Sweet Almond Oil(Of course), Copernicia Cerifera Wax, Vitamin E, Palm Kernal Wax, Avocado oil and many other amazing essential oils. Sweet! It’s black in colour and last me almost the whole day! It doesn’t smudge at all. Many people don’t really like waterproof mascaras as most conventional ones are really really hard to remove and will irritate the eyes! However, this is nothing like that. It’s easily removable with my trusty LUSH 9to5 makeup remover.
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This mascara also gives me the volume I needed since I already have pretty long lashes! It keeps them looking naturally thick and I can’t wait to see the results of healthier lashes with continuous usage.This thickening effect of the mascara is also due to the brush, densely spaced out to prevent clumpy lashes and for even application!

Creative Chamomile Eye Duo – It’s a girl!
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The shades for this are very feminine and inspired by spring, hence, the name! The shades are: Melon Matte and Baby Pink Shimmer. I don’t really wear eyeshadows, so I tried using the baby pink shimmer as a high lighter on the inner corner of my eye and it really wakes me up and brighten my eye area! Sometimes, if I want to look more made up, I will apply the melon matte shade on my lids and sheer it out lightly!
Here are the swatches(Melon Matte:bottom, Baby Pink Shimmer:Top) :
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The eyeshadow feels very silky as with all the other powder products from Ere Perez that I’ve tried and mentioned. I love that it’s made from chamomile(my favorite tea), therefore it is very gentle and suitable for the delicate area around our eyes! This eyeshadow duo is all I need to give my entire look a more made up one.

Real Rosehip Lip Bar in Nude and Hope
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I have briefly reviewed the Nude shade in my previous post, on Flora and Fauna Summer Beauty Box!
Nude gives me a my lips but better colour and also has a slightly glossy finish due to the essential oils infused in it. Both Lip Bars are very moisturizing and the effect remains! It lasts me about 3-4 hours before I have to lightly touch it up again.
Hope, in the tube looks like a crazy bright and pigmented purple color. However, once applied, it gives a subtle pink shade and purple undertone. This colour actually makes my face look fairer, it must be due to the purple undertones!
Below are swatches of both shades(Bottom in Nude, Top in Hope):
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That’s all for the review! I am currently eyeing on the Lipbar in Life and their newly launched sweet almond oil eyebrow pencil.

You can also get this amazing products from:
Online : http://www.puristselections.biz
Store : Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Retail Pharmacy
Location:
Basement 2, Medical Centre
Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 6pm
Saturaday: 8.30 – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

For more information, you can email them at:
Puristselections@singnet.com.sg

“Flora and Fauna source the finest organic and natural products from Australia and beyond. Our brands have many certifications and awards for developing some of the best, and most effective, products available.”
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I really love subscription boxes, they give me a chance to try out products first before buying which is great! Not forgetting, Flora and Fauna actually offers Natural and Organic Subscription boxes which are perfect for holistic converts like me! Instead of receiving a box every month, their boxes are actually being sent out every season. The price is slightly higher than monthly subscription beauty boxes, but you receive a lot more goodies as well! Hence, it’s really worth the price.
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Today, I’ll be doing a review of their summer box. I was really excited to see what items were in the box, especially when it’s summer all year round here! Each box is packed with natural and organic beauty, skin care and body care products. They put 6 or more products in the box with at least one full size product and several travel or sample sizes. Their summer box includes well known brands like Dr. Hauschka, Ere Perez, Zuii Organic etc etc, the list goes on!
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Ere Perez Lip Bar in Nude
I haven’t stop using this product ever since I received it. Everything is perfect about this product, from it’s packaging to its’ moisturising properties and colour pay off. It is called a lip bar as it is in the middle of a lip balm and a lip stick. It moisturises my lips really well, on top of that, it also gives me a extremely natural pink hue to my lips. Ere Perez Lip bars are packed full of essential oils, thus explaining the wonderful effect it has on the lips. I will go into more detail about this brand in my next post, where I will be reviewing the Lip Bar in another colour and a few of their other amazing products!

Zuii Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation in Natural Fair
Firstly, I’m not sure if it was planned but this shade matches my skin tone perfectly which is already a plus! It comes in a concealer-like packaging with a semi doe foot applicator. I tried using this as a concealer and it very very moisturising, probably because of the Vitamin E in it. Apart from that, this foundation also contains calendula with anti-inflammatory properties and Aloe vera, which is known for its healing and soothing properties. I probably wouldn’t wear this as a concealer, as it doesn’t give me sufficient coverage as a concealer. However, I would most definitely wear it as a foundation. This gives me a light coverage, which I am fine with as I usually like to wear tinted moisturisers. I love all my natural and organic foundations and this is no exception!
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Eco Tools Lash and Brow Groomer Brush
Personally, I do not use eyebrow gels or anything to tame my brows. So, this brow groomer is perfect. After drawing my brows, I just tame my brows with this brush and viola! I’m done with them. I’m not sure what else to say about this brush, other than the fact that it’s really easy to use, is affordable and the brand as a whole produces eco friendly brushes which is a plus!
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Panda Friendly Bamboo Environmental Toothbrush
This was one of the products that I was really surprise to find in my beauty box! When I think of a beauty box, makeup, skincare and body products come to my mind. But never a toothbrush! Come to think of it, Tooth brushes are really important and is probably the number 1 beauty product you’ll ever need. This particular toothbrush, however, is different from the rest as it’s made out of bamboo and it is a multi-award winning toothbrush! Unfortunately, the soft bristles are a tad bit too soft for my teenage/adult teeth. However, I could still make it work either ways! This is probably one of the best toothbrushes I have ever used, knowing that it’s eco-friendly.
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Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo
Healthier hair? YES. This shampoo is specially formulated for people with dry, coloured and chemically treated hair like mine! Oh, and for frequently styled hair as well of course! This shampoo won a couple of awards in 2014 and is made without harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances to bring you the purest shampoo that nature can offer. I find that this sample size shampoo could actually last me a long long time! F&F’s website mentioned that this shampoo would last 3 times longer than the usual shampoo would which I think is really true. I must admit that no shampoo would show immediate results. However, I am confident that with continue usage of this shampoo, I will most definitely see a difference in the quality of my hair.
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ECO Sunscreen Face SPF30+
Facial sunscreen is a must in everyones’ skin care routine. Without it, my hyper-pigmentations will get worse and no, that’s not going to happen! I have been on a search for an all natural sun screen that doesn’t leave a white cast on my face and leave my face feeling heavy and oily. This sunscreen does not make my face feel greasy and also works as a great moisturiser as it contains rose hip oil and green tea! It is also biodegradable, make-up friendly, hypoallergenic and there are no UV Chemical absorbers. Personally, I really love the high spf as it’s pretty hot where I live. It does not leave a white cast and makes foundation application so much better! Acts as a great primer too.
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Urban Veda Purifying Day Cream
This day cream is suited for people with oily skin, which I can work with since I have combination skin. It smells really fresh and keeps me awake in the morning, not kidding. I love this, it’s like caffeine for my face! It is more on the pricey side. However, a little goes a very long way as with most moisturisers. It is mattifying and is packed full of natural essential oils, witch hazel and collagen-boosting Terminalia Arjuna extract to reduce excess sebum, tighten pores and support healthy cell renewal.

Dr Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream
This eye cream is specially formulated for mature skin, which I don’t have yet. So, I can’t really say much about this product but I do notice the puffiness around my eyes go down a little after I apply this every morning which is awesome! Unfortunately, due to the heavy price tag and the fact that I don’t really need to invest in an eye cream, I will not purchase this personally. However, I would say go for it if you’re willing to invest in a good and natural eye cream that does its’ job!
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Dr Hauschka Bodymilk Citroen Lemongrass
Oh god, this body lotion smells so so good! It smells like lemon grass, of course! It is dermatologically tested for sensitive skin. Yes, it does its’ job as with all the other Dr Hauschka products that I have tried. I love the brand in general, however there’s 1 or 2 products with alcohol which is quite a disappointment. Nevertheless, the brand do have some pretty good products that work! For more information on the products/subscription boxes, you can contact them at:
PHONE: 02 9653 3625
EMAIL: info@floraandfauna.com.au
WEBSITE: http://www.floraandfauna.com.au

Transformational, Organic and All Natural foods? YES YES AND YES!

Today, I’m going to be doing a review of 3 amazing products by Sun Potion. Firstly, I would like to thank the lovely Scott and Nitsa for the great customer service and sending me these products to review!

So What is Sun Potion?
“Sun Potion Transformational Foods is dedicated to health, happiness and well-being through the use of medicinal plants, superfoods and tonic herbs. We source the planet for potent, healing substances with the ability to transform consciousness and health. We work with suppliers who can meet our stringent quality standards and commitment to purity. We only source Organic and/or Wildcrafted products and we never use ingredients that have been chemically treated in any way. Sun Potion products are created and SHARED with integrity.”

After reading about them, I honestly wouldn’t mind consuming their products for the rest of my life. After all, it can only do my body good!

Moving on to the review, the first product is Ashitaba.
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It is a Raw Vegan Blood Tonic and a Traditional Japanese Healing food, consumed for Beauty & Longevity.
It is a Rich Source of Vitamin B12 which helps with the Skin and Digestive system! It contains Chalcones and Shen- Spirit Tonic. This is my favourite product out of the 3! Actually, I can’t really say that because all of them works wonders for me! This product, in particular is a miracle. It cleared my skin about 1-2weeks after adding 1/2 teaspoon(2g) of this heaven sent powder into my chamomile tea, every other day. I cannot say how thankful I am to Sun Potion for producing this product!
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It is a light green coloured powder. To me, it smells sweet and maybe a little bit like green tea powder. This comes in a 80g jar, and retails for USD$49.99.

The next product would be Ashwagandha.
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“Ashwagandha is a vital herb in Ayurvedic Medicine with a long history of therapeutic use and is sometimes referred to as “Indian Ginseng” . The plant contains a full spectrum of healing properties in its roots, flowers, leaves, and fruit and it flourishes in dry regions in India, northern Africa, and the Middle East (though some farmers have had recent success cultivating it in the US). We source from small organic farms in Northern India offer an organic cold-water extract of the Ashwagandha Root, which is reputed to be the most potent part of the plant”
This product is suppose to tonify the immune system, inspire vigour and strength, increase the bodys’ levels of super oxide dismutase, harmonise mind, body & spirit and last but not least, Reduce the effects of mental, emotional, and physical stress.
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Everyone around me was getting sick and unfortunately, the virus was passed on to me and I had a really bad fever and flu after. When I get sick, it’s really a torture. I usually wouldn’t fully recover till about a month later. However, with the consumption of Ashwagandha, I fully recovered in 2 weeks! Also, exams, tests and projects were never ending but with this, I felt more positivity in me and planned my time well, calming me down, making sure I make the right decisions! I LOVE the smell of this powder! It smells very herbal to me, probably due to the Indian Ginseng. Same as Ashitaba, I add 1/2 a teaspoon into my chamomile tea every other day. I alternate between Ashitaba and Ashwagandha. This comes in a 111g Jar and retails for USD$36.99.

Last but not least, Shea Butter(Wildcrafted).
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Sun Potions’ Shea Butter is a 100% Wildcrafted and unrefined skin food. It balances skin PH, contains minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids. It also opens cells to draw moisture in, retain the hydration and allow skin to breathe!
Use of Shea butter may reduce fine wrinkles & assist in healing conditions such as: sun damage, blemishes, psoriasis, eczema, acne, severe skin dryness, chapping, scrapes, burns, skin allergies, fungal infections & more.
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This shea butter is really moisturising. I use it as a body moisturiser and a leave in cream for my hair. I find that it works really well in keeping my hair soft and it also reduces split ends, making my hair feel and look healthier. I initially thought that it might be too oily for my skin in this humid weather in Singapore. Fortunately, it soaks into my skin like a dream and does not leave an oily film/layer on top! Shea Butter actually hardens in colder temperature and melts in the warmth of my hands. It also has a slight nutty scent. This comes in a pretty huge 222g Jar and retails for USD$24.99.

In conclusion, I really LOVE Sun Potions’ products as they are organic and 100% Natural. These products are probably going to last me a long time and I hope I will never run out of it!

For more information, you can visit/contact them at :
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Sun Potion Transformational Foods
27 W Anapamu St. #408
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 798-7356
General Inquiries || hello@sunpotion.com
WWW.SUNPOTION.COM