Friday, 13 December 2013

november empties

In today's post I am sharing the products I have used up during the month of November. I do like these posts as I can finally throw away my trash!

1. Boots Botanics Rebalance Body Butter and Shower Gel
Both these products came in a gift set along with a body scrub, so I shall not be counting them until I finish the scrub seeing as I counted the whole gift set as one! I thought the products were okay...nothing life changing.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

2. Organic Surge Super-intensive Daily Moisturiser
Although initially I was unsure about this face cream, I did come to like it. It is very reasonably priced and the works well. You can read my full review here.
Cruelty-Free: Yes
Repurchase: Maybe 

3. Renu Pre-Shampoo and Shampoo
I didn't think much of the shampoo and thought it was okay. However I did like using the pre-shampoo treatment, it was a bit like a conditioner.
Cruelty-Free: Unsure
Repurchase: No 

4. Cetaphil Cleanser
I do like this cleanser and this is the second bottle I have used up, however it will be the last as I want to switch to a natural alternative.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

5. Soap & Glory Calm One Calm All
It has to be said that I am a little tired of the soap and glory scent, after a whole bottle of shower gel and now the bubble bath I am glad to have finished up this bubble bath.
Cruelty-Free: Yes
Repurchase: No 

6. Organic Surge Kiss and Makeup Wipes
Finally I am rid of these makeup wipes. I want to try and avoid using makeup wipes, even thought they can be convenient, especially on lazy days.
Cruelty-Free: Yes
Repurchase: No 

7. No7 Liquid Eyeliner in Black
This eyeliner worked adequately. It did take me a long time to finish and seemed a bit neverending and then it suddenly seem to dry up. I thought the brush could have been finer.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

8. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum
This hair serum worked pretty well. It takes me an age to get through hair products as you only need a pee sized amount so I have this bottle for a few years and I think it must have passed it's use by date as towards the end it wasn't working so well.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

9. Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy
I did like these handcreams, they are a lovely consistency, not to thick and not to runny. They absorb into the skin well without leaving your hands greasy. They feel rich and luxurious to use. The hand cream keep my hands moisturised and feeling soft. However the creams contain some ingredients that I would prefer to avoid so I won't be repurchasing. 
Cruelty-Free: Yes ( I think) 
Repurchase: No 

10. Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover
I did like this makeup remover, it is very gentle. It is not oil based, so if you odn't like the makeup removers that leave a oily residue than you may want to look into this one.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

11. The Body Shop Simply Purify Rejuvenating Bath Soak
This bath soak is very herbal smelling and I found the fragrance very overpowering but if this is a scent that you like then you might enjoy this bath soak.
Cruelty-Free: Yes (Owned by Loreal who do test on animals) 
Repurchase: No 

Now for the count...

Previous Skincare Total: 77

New Skincare Total:  68

Previous Makeup Total: 158

New Makeup Total: 157

Have a good weekend guys!

Sita xoxo

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

the vegan kind december box

The Vegan Kind is a vegan lifestyle monthly subscription box. There are many of these subscription beauty boxes available but what intrigued me about this box was the fact that all the products were vegan and there was a mixture of products, not only beauty products.

The cost of the subscription box is £10 a month plus £2.95 post and packaging. The company kindly sent me the box for the cost of the post and packaging only.

My box contained:

1. Greenfrog All Purpose Natural  Cleaner 500ml (RRP £2.49)

2. Freedom Mallows 75g (RRP £2.50)

3. Dr Bronner's Baby Mild Magic Soap 59ml (RRP £1.99)

4. Yaoh Lipbalm 4g (RRP £2.75)

5. Arbonne Protein Bar (RRP £2)

6. Mendill Organic Towlettes Samples (RRP £1)

7. Christmas Snowflake Decor

Overall I liked that the box contained a good mix and variety of products. I think boxes like these are a nice way to try out and discover new brands.

However if you add up the cost of the products in the box you'll see the total is £12.75. Many of the other boxes provide products worth a higher value than the box, but in this case it would have cost the same to go out and buy the products individually so I don't think it is particularly worth it.

Also I didn't like the fact that you can't trial the box or buy a one off box but have to sign up for the rest of your life (or until you cancel the service).

If you would like more information or to sign up for next month's box click here.

Have you subscribed to The Vegan Kind Box? If so what's were your thoughts on this month's box? 

Sita & Radha xoxo

Monday, 9 December 2013

natural products haul video

Hi guys,

In this video I'm sharing some new products I added to my collection If your interested in watching.

Have a good week!

Sita xoxo