Tag Archives: EnvironmentallyFriendly

So Eco

21 Mar

Hi folks

I have another little review for you… all about Beauty & being Eco Friendly. I was sent a Stippling Brush from So Eco. Now, for anyone who isn’t familiar with So Eco… here’s a little background… So Eco is a range of ‘Eco Friendly’ make up brushes, with unique emphasis on components being 100% responsibly & ethically sourced. The problems of excessive packaging has been heavily featured in the media, waste reduction targets & the environmental legacy that products create are factors we must all address. All of their brushes are; Cruelty Free, Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly, Handcut & Trimmed & are Unbelievably Soft.

The brush I was sent is suitable for use with powder & liquid make up. I decided to use it with my blush/bronzer. I’ve never tried the whole contouring thing… I’m just a little scared I’ll end up looking like a clown. So I go with the age old, tried & tested method of just using a little bronzer & a little blush to create some shape to my face & bring out some colour where it’s needed. This brush worked superbly! The angle/cut of the brush is perfect for shading in the hollow of your cheek. The colours of the bristles are brilliant, as you can see perfectly just how much product is on there.

Knowing that the product is so eco friendly too is an added bonus. No plastic packaging being added to landfill. Made from recycled & sustainable materials that are compostable, recyclable & biodegradable. The handle is made from bamboo which is an ecologically sustainable material. The packaging is FSC approved. The window is made from corn starch & is held together using water based adhesives & printed using vegetable inks.

These lovely brushes are very affordable. Amazon currently have a set on Prime for £15!!! If online shopping isn’t your thing… then you can buy instore from: Tesco & Bodycare. Good make up brushes normally set you back quite a lot, but these lovely brushes are very easy on the purse strings which is always a nice little sweetener!

I shall finish off with So Eco’s mantra:

The world is a beautiful place, so lets keep it that way

Thank you as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx


Cleaves Candles

28 Jan

Hi folks ✨

For the last few weeks I’ve been trying out some wax melts from Cleaves Candles. Cleaves Candles pride themselves on making environmentally friendly wax melts. The soy wax is made 100% from soya beans & then mixed with botanical oils to create their beautiful scents. This makes the melts a much healthier alternative to other mass produced wax melts.

I was sent 4 stunning scents to try:

  • Angels Whisper
  • Lavender
  • Baby Powder
  • Baby Bedtime Bath 


    The first scent I tried was Angels Whisper. For a pack of 4 melts you will pay £2. How amazing are the prices!? I used the same wax melt around 7 times before the scent started to fade. The longevity of the fragrance is fantastic. This fragrance is a very subtle one. It’s fresh with a hint of flowers. If you don’t like a strong fragrance then you’ll love this one. I had this one melting in my dinning room. We had friends over for a meal & they commented on the nice smell… they didn’t even realise it was a wax melt. It’s such a subtle scent it just kind of blends into it’s surroundings. These melts made think of Weddings for some reason. With being white in colour they would make fantastic Wedding favours. 

     Next I tried Lavender. For a Clamshell of 6 melts you will pay £4. Now, lavender is one of my most favourite scents anyway & this melt certainly did not disappoint. This was my ultimate favourite out of the scents I tried. I melted this one in the kitchen. My kitchen still smells beautiful now, even when the wax isn’t melted. This one really is a stunning scent… It makes you feel like you’re out on a lovely sunny day. It’s the pick me up you need on a dull dreary day. 

     The Teddy Bear melts are super cute!!! They’d be ideal for baby shower gifts or gifts for someone whose just had a baby. Both Baby Powder & Bedtime bath were lovely. Bedtime Bath was my favourite purely because of the hints of lavender. I melted both of these scents upstairs. Baby Powder is a lovely powdery scent… Not overpowering at all. Again, Bedtime Bath is not overpowering either. Both scents are very soothing. They’re great for having in the bedroom or the bathroom when you’re unwinding & relaxing. Just like the other scents, even before they are melted you can smell them & the scent seems to linger with a lovely aroma. I’ve actually got one of the baby powder beats on the windowsill at the top of my stairs… We throne I walk buy I get the loveliest smell. You could easily keep one of them in a drawers or a cupboard to circulate a lovely fragrance. 

    You will pay around £2.80 for postage & can order via Cleaves Candles Facebook Page, Instagram & Etsy Page. Please note that there may be a higher charge when ordering via Etsy. Check out their social media as they are updated regularly with new fragrances & offers. You can even buy yourself a new wax burner. With such amazing prices you cannot go wrong. They come in lovely packaging so would make the perfect gift 🎁

    Overall, Cleaves Candles Wax Melts are stunning & just as good as the leading more expensive brands. You also have the comfort of knowing that they’re environmentally friendly & healthier. Give their Facebook Page a like to stay to update with news & for orders.

    Thanks again for reading 💕

    Love & Huggles,

    Hayley xxx