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Howdy! I’ve recently herd of Moogoo through my fellow Aussie mates. I did a lot of research on the company and realize that their products can be bought locally in stores! There are a few stores that carry Moogoo products, I will get into that at the end of the post. 😉 

I was sent a few of their products, together with some from their sister makeup company – Dusty Girls. After trying out a few of their products, I literally went on their website and made a huge order!! Just wanna say that half of the products from the Moogoo/Dusty Girls trilogy posts were purchased by me and reviews are based on how I truly feel about the product. 

Let’s get started!! I am going to review the Moogoo Haircare products today. 

  

HOLY COW (no pun intended) 

I am not exaggerating or anything but I think I have found my holy grail shampoo and conditioner! Let me start off by saying that I will continue to repurchase this duo until I have found something better, which will not be anytime soon. 😜
This was first made for a family member who had a scalp so itchy they went to bed with olive oil and cling wrap around their head. It took 6 months of trialling until we banished the cling wrap to the kitchen for good.

Our Scalp Friendly Milk Shampoo has now become one of our best selling products. Read our ‘We got mail” page to see how much it has helped people with scalp problems. We use natural ingredients combined with ingredients to control the micro-flora of the scalp that can cause scalp problems for many adults and children. Fragrance Free. pH BAlanced. Natural Cleansers.

  

 One of the many things I love about their company is that they are extremely transparent with their ingredients. All their ingredients are natural and very beneficial for your hair. They do not use SLS, however I find that the milk shampoo lathers like a dream! All you need is a small amount and it lathers and cleans your hair really thoroughly. It is because of the glucose and coconut derived cleansers! They also added a canola derived detangler and a phthalate free fragrant. I find this shampoo rather clarifying. I wouldn’t say VERY, but it does a pretty good job in cleansing and preventing build ups! 

  
They not only do not add SLS to their shampoo, they also do not add silicones into their conditioner! “Cream Conditioner” – initially when I heard of the name, I was expecting it to be a thick cream that might weigh my hair down. Not gonna lie, I had doubts.  Just a little! But hey, I was wrong. It proved my wrong! It was thin in consistency. It wasn’t thick at all. Not only that, it conditions really well, just like my previous conventional conditioners that had nasties in them. Except that this is all natural, no nasties! 🌿 

So what’s in the conditioner that makes it conditions so well? Jojoba oil, olive oil, allantoin, a canola based detangler again and as well as hydrolized milk protein!

Moogoo and dusty girls add milk protein to most of their products. Just because they have pictures of cute cows on their products, doesn’t mean they include milk in their products! Don’t be confused between milk and milk protein. Milk cannot be kept and it would be just wrong to include them in any of your beauty products as they will turn bad. Really bad. 😕 but of course, they are good to take in orally!

Both the cream conditioner and milk shampoo smells like cream. Which I love! I love sweet smelling cream in my products.

  
The last product from their Haircare line I would be reviewing would be their Protein Shot Leave in Conditioner!  Moogoo is constantly experimenting and creating new products to add to their line. One of the latest edition added is this product! I think it was only launched this year, very recent. I tried to find reviews of this product online but there wasn’t a lot of them. Hence, here I am! Enlightening more people about this amazing product existence. 😂 I add just a small amount of it and work it through my hair when it’s damp after showering. It is a relatively thick cream, therefore you only need a tiny bit. Even if you have thick hair like mine. I would not recommend applying this leave in conditioner to your hair when it’s dry as it has quite a thick consistency. Nevertheless, it works amazingly fine on damp hair. Once my hair dries, it feels very smooth and detangled. (I did not use a comb or brush when it’s wet) This product has a sweet berry scent,  it’s not a very strong and it definitely does not linger. 

A few of the many great ingredients in this product are milk protein, olive oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E! No silicones spotted as well 🙂 

From their main website, the shampoo and conditioner costs AUD17.5 and they both come in a huge 500ml pump bottle which will most probably last me 6 months. (I wash my hair 2-3 times a week) 

The protein shot leave in conditioner costs AUD14.5 and it comes in a 100ml air tight pump bottle. 

Oh oh!! Because I’m from Singapore, I do not have to pay taxes and they will be deducted at the check out page. 🙂 
  
You can get their products from:

WWW.MOOGOO.COM.AU (international) 

WWW.DUSTYGIRLS.COM.AU (international) 

OR 

Guardian and Kiddy Palace stores (Singapore)

For more info you can contact them at:

Phone: +61 7 55221979 

Local Call Fee within Australia): 1300 213 828

Fax: +61 75593 5330

Email: info@moogoo.com.au

Thank you ❤️ stay tune for my next 2 posts – Reviews of Moogoo Skin and body care  followed by Dusty Girl makeup!! 🌸

Thanaka Powder is an all-natural facial mask powder made out of hand-selected barks from the Burmese Thanaka tree.

Today I will be reviewing one of Argo Naturals best selling product, the Pure Thanaka Powder. 

  

 The powder is infused with many natural and healthy ingredients which are very beneficial for the skin. One of which being Vitamin E. It is a natural antioxidant which protects our skin against free radicals, polluted air and harmful UV-rays. It also has moisturising properties! 

  

 Pure Thanaka Powder contains various ingredients that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity. These active ingredients are responsible for removing pimples and controlling excessive facial OIL.
It also contains properties that inhibit Tyrosinase and therefore brighten a dull skin complexion. 

 There are many uses to this very versatile powder. Firstly, you can use it as a setting or face powder in general. It does not provide any coverage. However, it sets makeup beautifully. 

  

 Secondly, it can be used as a cleanser. You can just mix it with a little bit of water. Its’ very fine particles effectively remove dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin, resulting in a smooth and soft skin.

Last but not least, I think you could get the most out of this powder by using it as a mask. Add the same proportion of powder and water, mix them until you get the perfect paste-like consistency. Application is easy, it spreads out like a dream and does not clump together. I apply it on cleansed face, and leave it on for about 10-15minutes. I rinse it out with lukewarm water after. Oh! I forgot to mention, you can also add a few drops of your favourite essential oil into the mixture to boost the effects of the mask.

I think this is the most natural face mask that I have ever used. It literally only contains 100% Grade A Thanaka powder. 

The packaging is also really beautiful! It comes in a bamboo jar and lid. This 65g jar is probably going to last me 6months with consistent usage. It retails for USD39.90. They also do sell the refill separately so you can save your jar and just refill the powder! 🙂

For more information, you can visit/contact them at:
WWW.ARGONATURALS.COM
email : service@argonaturals.com

Ej x

Herbivore Botanicals is a 100% natural skin care + beauty company. All of our formulas are original, created and tested by us, on real people, never on animals and always from scratch – no pre-made bases are used. Additionally, all of our products are 100% vegan with an emphasis on organic and exceptionally high quality, therapeutic and food grade ingredients.

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I will be reviewing 3 products from their amazing Skincare line and the Jasmine Body Oil from their Body Care line.

Let me start off with their most popular product: SOAPS.
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French Pink Clay is a very gentle clay known for drawing out impurities without drying your skin. This is a truly beautifying and skin softening face and body soap. This is a pretty moisturising and gentle soap which is great for sensitive and dry skin! It is also safe for use on both the body and face, as with all Herbivore Botanicals soaps.This smells really citrusy and floral, great for mornings to wake you up a little! The key ingredients to this soap are French Pink Clay, Geranium Essential Oil, Blood Orange Essential Oil. This ingredients help to detoxify the skin, improve its’ elasticity and prevent bacteria from developing on sores!
This soap retails for USD10(4oz).
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Bamboo Charcoal has been used for centuries in the East. The Japanese use it regularly for everything from filtering and purifying drinking water to brushing their teeth. When used in skin care, activated Bamboo Charcoal does wonders to deeply cleanse and detoxify.
Personally for me, I’ve been liking this soap a lot for when I am having outbreaks. This really helps to get all the gunk out of my face at the end of the day, and makes it feel really skin. It is great for oily to combination skin! This is the perfect soap for me as it contains Bamboo Charcoal, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Bergamot essential oil and many more natural ingredients. Tea tree oil especially, is amazing as it kills bacteria and helps fight acne. This soap retails for USD10(4oz).
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Balancing Toner
This 100% Natural Skin Toning Elixir is created to restore pH balance to combination or oily skin after cleansing. It is great for prepping the skin before moisturiser. This toner will ensure that your skin absorbs all the moisture and goodness it can out of your moisturiser. It also ensures that no residue is left behind even after cleansing! The key ingredients to this are Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera and Neroli Oil. These ingredients are very calming and helps to reduce inflammation and maintain the right moisture and oil balance in the skin.
This retails for USD24 (4oz) glass spray bottle.
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Jasmine Body Oil
Named for the precious Jasmine Sambac and Egyptian Jasmine oils that it contains, the Jasmine Body Oil is a blend of pure, natural botanical oils for glowing + hydrated skin with an intoxicating scent.
This is my absolute favourite product from their line! I have never tried a body oil before as I’m afraid that it might leave a residue behind in this humid weather. This product has really changed my opinion on that and I have came to really love body oils and cannot wait to try more. Upon application, it makes my skin feel soft and silky and soaks right in. It doesn’t leave any residue, not even on my hands which is great. The downside of this product however, is that it’s rather thin. Hence, I need more pumps than my usual body products to apply. With that being said, this body oil contains Camellia Flower Oil, Grapeseed oil, Jasmine Sambac oil etc. This ingredients contains Omega fatty acids which improves skin elasticity and enhance its’ natural glow. This body oil most definitely smells just like Jasmine tea which many around me love! This retails for USD26(2oz) and USD44(4oz).

That’s it for my review! I really love how this tiny company has expanded over the years and have now become really known in the Green Beauty world. Do let me know if you have tried any of their products before and what you think of them!

For more information, you can contact/visit:
WWW.HERBIVOREBOTANICALS.COM
Email: info@herbivorebotanicals.com

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

“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