Mar 312017
 

Hello greenies! Oh, the Spring is in full force, isn’t it? It seems like the nature blooms more and more over night; you take a look outside in the morning, and it’s more greener as it’s been previous days. And so colorful. I try to smile at this beauty that’s all around me, but the smile is still only on the surface, because so many things, which prevent me from smiling, are occupying my inner self, still.

This week, it was already time to hop around sleeveless the forest and in the garden. And barefoot, too. Quite a feeling, when the skin touches the Spring green grass, isn’t it?

Curiously, you’ve been lately sending me emails, pondering what I think about Youtube “beauty gurus”, who, among many other things, moan about cheap conventional cosmetics stinking of “chemicals” and causing terrible skin reactions. While I stay away from these so called “beauty gurus” on Youtube as much as I can, I occasionally, take a look at the video when some of you sends them to me. Since a new edition of Readers’ questions is long over due, maybe I could include this topic in it as well? In short, it’s year 2017 and there are still “beauty” bloggers/vloggers, using conventional and toxic chemicals laden cosmetics and dare to moan about it? Funny, isn’t it? But hey, it’s all about marketing – some bloggers do not care what they promote, as long as they get it for free, and some brands do not care who promotes them, as long as the bloggers have the numbers (which are, let’s be perfectly clear here – mostly bought). Does that sound like a dangerous territory onto which green beauty blogging could move to, if the steps haven’t been made already? Absolutely. I wouldn’t be surprised if in the near future some bloggers make a post or a video, when they will open 45 PR packages. I’ve been pointing out the dangers lurking underneath the green beauty blogging for a while now, but in the past year, when I wasn’t as present, things have really taken a turn for the worse. What will some do in order to imitate the beauty gurus and up other green beauty bloggers? How far away are we from a man coming up with a full contoured face using “only natural beauty products”? The future of green beauty blogging, all of the sudden, doesn’t seem as encouraging. What do you think?

In case you’ve missed – this week I reviewed the Zuii Organic Eyeshadows – pretty little things, indeed.

So, anyway, as you’re used to, I have collected some more green beauty discounts and free gifts with purchase this week – you know, in case you ran out of your favorite green beauty product or see one, which you’ve had on your wishlist for a while and is now available with a discount. Just remember – you do not need 5 cleansers, 8 toners, 45 lipsticks… But – if you’ve been a good girl this week, then go ahead and treat yourself with something – why not?

Oh, and surprisingly, FREE March Love Lula Beauty Box is still available!

Weekly Discounts and Free Organic Beauty Gifts #72

 

Love Lula has:

 

FREE Love Lula Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– big discounts in their sale section
– Madara Set worth £62 for only £29
FREE March Beauty Box (worth £40)when you spend £60 (code: FREEBOX)
– FREE PHB Ethical Beauty Duo (worth £23,45) when you spend £35 on PHB Ethical Beauty (code: PHB)
– FREE Antipodes Cream Cleanser when you buy any 2 Antipodes products (code: GRACE)
– FREE Trilogy Cream Cleanser when you buy any 2 Trilogy products (code: TRILOGY)
– FREE Ogario London Styling Mist when you spend £30 or more on Ogario London (code: OGARIO)
– FREE John Masters Organics deep scalp treatment with any full sized shampoo (code: SCALP)
– FREE Pure & Light Organic Essential Face Cream when you spend £40 or more on Pure & Light (code: PURE)
– FREE Kae white clay when you spend £40 or more on Kae (code: KAE)
– FREE Dr Hauschka Lemongrass bath essence (30ml) with any two products from Dr Hauschka Body care selection (code: LEMONGRASS)
– FREE Kure Bazaar nail file with any Kure Bazaar nail polish (code: FILE)

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Content Beauty has:

– great savings in their sale section
free gifts with purchase:

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FREE Nuori Body Balm (worth £44) when you spend £80 on Nuori
FREE Alima Pure Starter Set (lip tint and eye pencil) when you spend £50 on Alima Pure
FREE Plant Apothecary Travel Size Zit Zap when you spend £30 on Plant Apothecary
FREE Therapi Orange Blossom Toner when you buy 2 Therapi products
FREE Antipodes hand&body cream when you spend £30 on Antipodes
FREE Trilogy cleanser when you buy any 2 Trilogy products
FREE Dafna Eye Care Serum worth £50 when you purchase TWO Dafna products
FREE Amala Brightening Face Polish worth £60 when you spend £100 on Amala
FREE Skin and Tonic Coco Mask 50g (£22) when you spend £50+ on Skin & Tonic
FREE Hiram Green Arbole Arbole 10ml Atomiser (worth £34) with every 50ml Hiram Green Perfume
FREE Nourish London Argan and Kale Hand Cream 50ml (£12.50) when you spend £35 on Nourish.

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iHerb has:

– 10% off for new customers (code: LBK652)
– 45% off on selected 8-pack Sierra Bees lip balms (read my review of Sierra Bees Lip Balms)
25% off on Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser (read my review)
– 20% off on EcoTools
– more discounts in the daily and weekly specials section

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FeelUnique has:

FeelUnique FREE Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE REN Radiance Kit when you buy any two REN products
FREE Caudalie VineActiv Discovery Box (worth £31) when you spend £50 on Caudalie
FREE REN Banish Urban Grey Kit when you spend £40 on REN
FREE Burt’s Bees Naturally Gifted Gift Set when you spend £30 on Burt’s Bees
FREE Jurlique 15 ml Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum when you spend £50 on Jurlique
FREE Caudalie VinoSuorce Serum when you spend £40 on Caudalie
FREE Melvita Nectar de Roses Fresh Micellar Water when you spend £25 on Melvita
FREE Odylique Superfruit Concentrate (10ml) when you buy 2 or more Odylique products
FREE Jurlique Rose Water Balancing Mist with two Jurlique products
FREE A’Kin Eye Cream when you spend £30 on A’Kin
FREE Balance Me Set when you buy 2 Balance Me products

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Natuurlijke Cosmetica Winkel has:

– 20% off on Scotch Naturals
– 40% off on Burt’s Bees
– 40 % on AnneMarie Borlind

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Pharmaca has:

free gifts with purchase
– 25% off on Dr Hauschka
– 20% off on W3ELL PEOPLE
– 20% off on Acure
– 20% off on Aura Cacia
– 20% off on Andalou Naturals

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Happy Weekend!

 

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Mar 302017
 

Zuii Organic Eyeshadows, enriched with vitamins and minerals, are easily blendable, highly pigmented eyeshadows, which also have an envy-worth staying power, all the while giving your eyes a silky finish.

Zuii Organic Eyeshadows Review

A while ago, I reviewed the awesome Zuii Organic Lipsticks, and given how impressed I’ve been with this all-natural Australian brand, you can expect another 5 stars review of this brand – this time, long overdue – I am reviewing their eyeshadows.

Zuii Organic offers a whooping 30 different colors of eyeshadows! I know, nearly impossible to pick just a few, much less just one. As I prefer earthly based colors when it comes to eyeshadows, I picked three such colors: Chestnut, Fudge and Raisin.

The Zuii Organic Eyeshadows come in a cute black containers and there’s 1,5g of an eyeshadow. The eyeshadows are very pressed and their texture is very smooth and silky. A quick swipe with a finger tip, and you’ll see there’s no eyeshadow fallout – the texture is that consistent.

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From top to bottom: Zuii Organic Eyeshadows in Chestnut, Fudge, Raisin.

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For a good application, I’d suggest a good compact eye brush and for blending, I’d suggest a fluffy one – these eyeshadows are so easily applied and so easily blended, you wouldn’t believe it. Even though they are very pigmented with just one layer, you can easily achieve an even deeper color with two or three layers, and all of the colors are also easily blendable with each other.

Zuii Organic Eyeshadows also boast with a great staying power – you won’t find them smudged under your eyes – but if you do have skin, which is more on an oily side, I recommend using a primer and/or foundation before applying the eyeshadows.

The finish of these eyeshadows is incredible – silk, smooth and colorful!

Here are the colors of Zuii Organic Eyeshadows of which I am a happy owner:

Zuii Organic Eyeshadow Chestnut

Zuii Organic Eyeshadow in Chestnut: a great base color, but also a color on its own – it is a mixture of a very light brown and champaigne color, with a subtle and very natural goldish shimmer. If used on its own, it will open and pop your eyes with added mascara. Beautiful color!

Zuii Organic Eyeshadow Fudge

Zuii Organic Eyeshadow in Fudge: a great stand alone color – light to slightly medium brownish color, with a very distant hint of grey, while at the same time, having a smooth copperish shimmer.

Zuii Organic Eyeshadow Raisin

Zuii Organic Eyeshadow in Raisin: a strong-statement color – darkish brown, with a not so subtle plum – purple copper shimmer. Great for a smoky eye, too!

These Zuii Organic Eyeshadows are simply amazing! The colors are rich, with many sub-colors lurking behind the main color and natural-looking shimmer.

The eyeshadows also contain various minerals and vitamins to nurture your eyelids, while wearing these beauties.

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So how about the ingredients?

Ingredients: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER*, JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER*, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER*, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, MICA, CAPRYLIC CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT*, EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT*, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT*, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Zuii Organic Eyeshadows Review

 

Jasmine flower oil is one of the precious and expensive oils. It has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory, as well as soothing and toning properties. Chamomile oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties; it calms the skin. Nettle leaf extract has a rich content  in minerals and vitamins; especially high content of soluble vitamin C. It is an astringent and a toner. Jojoba oil is a skin/sebum identical ingredient. It easily absorbs and retains moisture; it smooths and softens the skin. It is suitable for all skin types, especially for oily and acne prone skin. And Rosa Damascena.

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice has moisturizing and anti-aging properties. It tightens and rejuvenates skin.

Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vitamin C and Tocopherol, Vitamin E are antioxidants.

Potentially problematic ingredients? None.

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Zuii Organic Eyeshadows Review

 

My final word?

Zuii Organic Eyeshadows offer everything you’re looking for in eyeshadows – they are natural, contain skin beneficial ingredients, are easily blendable, have a strong staying power and come in a whooping 30 beautiful colors to chose from.

I have, naturally, a few more on my wish list, and not to forget, Zuii Organic Eyeshadows also come in duos and quart palettes and boy, are they tempting – and much more affordable than individual colors! Definitely on my wish list: Diva 4, Fresh 4, Natural 4 and maybe even Passion 4. Any of the quarts caught your eye?

The price? €21,5 for a single pot. It may be a bit spicey – but when you combine everything these eyeshadows offer – I think the price is somewhat acceptable (and the Zuii Eye Shadow Quart Palettes are even more affordable, when you count in the fact you get 4 colors) . Given the fact that eyeshadows have a (much) longer shelf life compared to skin care products, they will last you a long time and at the same time, you don’t have to feel all that bad if you splurge on more then one (though, 50 eyeshadows are not needed, truly).

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Have you tried Zuii Organic Eyeshadows? How did you like them? Are you as impressed with this Australian natural beauty brand as I am? I’ve got many more of their products on my wishlist, how about you? Let me know!

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For more information on Zuii Organic, visit their dedicated brand page.

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Zuii Organic Eyeshadows have been provided to Nature of Europe by Natuurlijke Cosmetica Winkel for the purpose of an honest review. As always – special thanks to the lovely Bianca for being a good friend of Nature of Europe.

Mar 242017
 

Hello greenies! The first Spring weekend is here, and it feels so uplifting. The scent of blooming nature is so soothing. I cannot get enough of the birdies singing their wedding songs; this week, when I was in the forest, when I stepped in, so to speak, it seemed like I stepped into a thousand weddings going on, all at once, hehe. While the grass is still not fully Spring green, I had to take off my shoes, and feel it anyway; feel an even deeper connection with nature.

Otherwise… I have a few and fleeting moments, when I feel somewhat OK, but still far from being really OK. Sleep is still a big problem, or rather – lack of sleep and that constant feeling of being in a hurry, though I am, slowly but surely putting a stop to this hectic hopping around, not getting a moment to unwind. I have to.

Observing the state of green beauty blogging, and you, my lovely readers sending me emails, how fed up you are with certain aspects of green beauty blogging – wow – and believe me, I agree with you. It seems nowadays, anyone wants to be a green beauty blogger, and studies other green beauty bloggers, steals from other green beauty bloggers and promulgates some type of antidote of green beauty – snobism, while clearly showing all the signs they just recently “started” using green beauty products and have no clue what they are talking about. Unfortunately, too many readers still fall for this. The damage they are doing to green beauty is terrible, and I see those readers, who known better and expect, even (rightfully) demand better, are – fed up. It’s not just about having 10 cleansers and 10 beauty boxes all at once anymore – it came to the point that, not having a clue about ingredients, they dismiss an ingredient as a cheap one therefore not valuable. With bought likes on various social media, to make the matters worse. And some brands/businesses are either clueless, or don’t care, as they only see the other type of green – money. I’m sure you’re thinking that my article on this topic is gonna be fire – and you’re correct; it will be, as you can expect, honest and detailed – something, which won’t go lightly behind the scenes – which is to be expected. But something has to be said and done.

In case you’ve missed, I reviewed the elegant and beautiful Kure Bazaar nail polishes this week and for the upcoming weeks, you can expect eye shadows review and who knows what else!

For this week, first week in Spring, I have collected some more discounts and free beauty gifts with purchase – and, since it’s first Spring Friday – Love Lula has, yes, again – a FREE Beauty Box, which I received just this week – but you have to be fast, if you want to catch the free beauty box, as they always go super fast. More details bellow.

Weekly Discounts and Free Organic Beauty Gifts #71

 

Love Lula has:

 

FREE Love Lula Beauty Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– big discounts in their sale section
– Madara Set worth £62 for only £29
FREE March Beauty Box (worth £40)when you spend £60 (code: FREEBOX)
– FREE Trilogy Cream Cleanser when you buy any 2 Trilogy products (code: TRILOGY)
– FREE Ogario London Styling Mist when you spend £30 or more on Ogario London (code: OGARIO)
– FREE John Masters Organics deep scalp treatment with any full sized shampoo (code: SCALP)
– FREE Pure & Light Organic Essential Face Cream when you spend £40 or more on Pure & Light (code: PURE)
– FREE Kae white clay when you spend £40 or more on Kae (code: KAE)
– FREE Dr Hauschka Lemongrass bath essence (30ml) with any two products from Dr Hauschka Body care selection (code: LEMONGRASS)
– FREE Kure Bazaar nail file with any Kure Bazaar nail polish (code: FILE)

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Content Beauty has:

– great savings in their sale section
free gifts with purchase:

cult-beauty-free-gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Kjaer Weis Beautiful Oil Delux sample when you buy Kjaer Weis foundation
FREE Alima Pure Starter Set (lip tint and eye pencil) when you spend £50 on Alima Pure
FREE Plant Apothecary Travel Size Zit Zap when you spend £30 on Plant Apothecary
FREE Therapi Orange Blossom Toner when you buy 2 Therapi products
FREE Antipodes hand&body cream when you spend £30 on Antipodes
FREE Trilogy cleanser when you buy any 2 Trilogy products
FREE Dafna Eye Care Serum worth £50 when you purchase TWO Dafna products
FREE Amala Brightening Face Polish worth £60 when you spend £100 on Amala
FREE Skin and Tonic Coco Mask 50g (£22) when you spend £50+ on Skin & Tonic
FREE Hiram Green Arbole Arbole 10ml Atomiser (worth £34) with every 50ml Hiram Green Perfume
FREE Nourish London Argan and Kale Hand Cream 50ml (£12.50) when you spend £35 on Nourish.

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iHerb has:

Sierra Bees Lip Balms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 10% off for new customers (code: LBK652)
67% off on 8-pack Sierra Bees lip balms (read my review of Sierra Bees Lip Balms)
– more discounts in the daily and weekly specials section

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FeelUnique has:

FREE Jurlique 15 ml Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum when you spend £50 on Jurlique
FREE Melvita Nectar de Roses Fresh Micellar Water when you spend £25 on Melvita
FREE Odylique Superfruit Concentrate (10ml) when you buy 2 or more Odylique products
FREE Jurlique Rose Water Balancing Mist with two Jurlique products
FREE A’Kin Eye Cream when you spend £30 on A’Kin
FREE Balance Me Set when you buy 2 Balance Me products

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Natuurlijke Cosmetica Winkel has:

– 20% off on Scotch Naturals
– 40% off on Burt’s Bees
– 40 % on AnneMarie Borlind

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Pharmaca has:

free gifts with purchase
25% off your order (code: SPRING). Valid till 25.3.2017
– 25% off on Dr Hauschka
– 25% off on Derma E
– Buy 1 get 1 Free on Selected Andalou Naturals

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The Detox Market has:

 

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BEST of Green Beauty Box (worth $270) for only $149

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Happy Weekend!

 

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Mar 202017
 

Kure Bazaar nail polishes combine French chic by way of rich and elegant colors, while not containing harmful ingredients found in many nail polishes.

Kure Bazaar Nail Polish Review

And we have it – long awaited flowery and chirpy – Spring! For this occasion, I waited with the review of Kure Bazaar nail polishes – to bring you something colorful on this day.

Nail polishes are my weak spot when it comes to cosmetics; and have been since I was a little girl. I was able to have my nails painted for one weekend a month and I had this beautiful baby pink nail polish. Looking back, given the ingredients in nail polishes, it may not have been a great idea, but those were different times; now I know better and when you know better you (tend to) do better.

Later on, in my teens, I basically went all out on nail polish, and can’t say I stopped much. The only difference now is I do not buy as many nail polishes as I used to. Can’t say I was all over the place when it comes to colors, though there were occasions where I steered off the course when it came to usual colors; I’ve always preferred natural, nude tones, especially of the pink, mauve hues, along with grey ones – quite honestly, this color duo – pink and grey – is what is usually found in other aspects of my life – from clothing, shoes, bags, interior… Yes, indeed, I am quite fond of adding pink and grey to my life.

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Nail polish, in my eyes, has always been that cherry on the top, that fashion accessory which makes such a difference, and it doesn’t require a lot of money or a lot of time, when it comes to being put together. That is, until last year, when nail polish was the first to go – there was no time nor will to even bother with anything that was not of the utmost importance in my life at that time.

So, many moons ago, when I switched to natural cosmetics, nail polish was one of those beauty products it was hard to come across a less toxic ones as compared to other beauty products. I mean, even back then, it was obvious by the smell of nail polishes that something was (very) wrong with this beauty product – it had that distinctive smell of – chemicals, similar to various industrial topical polishes and colors. But more on the ingredients in nail polishes later.

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About ten or so year ago, I came across Zoya nail polishes, which are from USA, so I had friends send them over to Europe. Yep, another expensive beauty expedition. If I just think how much I spent back in the day on natural cosmetics, before the many natural beauty stores opened around Europe… I give myself a headache.

Well, fast forward to present times, someone, who is a huge fan of natural nail polishes, feels like a little pig in a mud when it comes to buying natural nail polishes in Europe, while at the same time, I have to point this out, I have trained myself into buying less (even) nail polishes – while nail polish is a product that does not fall under “I need this product” as it is, I am a lot more disciplined when it comes to buying nail polishes left and right. Yes, the wishlist is endless, but I try, as much as I can, being mindful when it comes to this luxury as well; after all, does anyone really need 100 nail polishes? Does that fall under being green? I think not.

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When Kure Bazaar, a chic French brand offering super beautiful nail polish colors came out, I had to get the one color I use the most from various other brands – the Rose Milk. Needless to say, I had many on my wish list (and when I say many, I could just as well say – all of them).

So for the first day of Spring, I’ll review a few of the Kure Bazaar nail polish colors for you, specifically the Lily Rose, Dolce, Cashmere, Sofisticato and Tea Rose.

Kure Bazaar Dolce

Kure Bazaar Dolce is the sheerest of the nail polishes I am reviewing today. The color is a very beautiful nude and dusky rose. If you wish to have the most natural look, then I suggest you use only one coat, but if you wish for this color to fully come to life, then I suggest 3 coats.

Kure Bazaar Lily Rose

Kure Bazaar Lily Rose – a beautiful vintage dusky pink and the finish is sheer. For  an all natural look, I suggest one coat; with two coats, you will already achieve the full color.

Kure Bazaar Sofisticato

Kure Bazaar Sofisticato – nomen est omen – this hot chocolate (of coffee with milk) taupe nail polish is, indeed – sophisticated. This color worked so well with my pink winter coat! With this color, I’d suggest 2 layers to achieve the full color, and believe me – you will wish to, as this opaque creme taupe color is truly elegant.

Kure Bazaar Cashmere

Kure Bazaar Cashmere – oh, I feel like this grey color was made for me. It falls somewhere between light and dark grey, the finish is opaque and I suggest two coats in order to bring this beautiful color to life. Excellent to combine with a pink dress, mustard scarf, grey All Stars, white skinny jeans… the combinations are endless.

Kure Bazaar Tea Rose

Kure Bazaar Tea Rose – vintage and almost a classical red, somewhere between the color of wine with a distant hint of a brown undertone. Elegant, indeed, and can be used for any occasion, though it does have that Christmas Holidays feel to it. I found this color to be the most difficult to apply, but then again, these type of colors and textures usually are. One coat could achieve almost a full color, but for a really rich finish, I’d suggest 2 coats.

As you may have noticed (and I’ve received quite a few questions asking me about this topic), I do not like long nails or some crazy nail art – you know – 23 different colors on 3 cm long nails. I’m of an opinion that nails should be short, well taken care of (and that applies to not walking around with chipped nail polish either). And no – I cannot stand fake nails, in any shape or form either – whether they are pressed on, gel-like… it looks cheap, unaesthetic, non-hygienic and quite honestly, it’s terrible for your nails, as it destroys them.

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How about the ingredients? Before I say more on the Kure Bazaar nail polish’s ingredients, allow me a few words on which ingredients the Kure Bazaar nail polish does not contain:

  • Formaldehyde: there are no words for this insanely harmful, toxic carcinogen. With an EWG rating of red-flagging 10, whatever you do, make sure you avoid any and all products containing this terrible ingredient.
  • Toluene: another extremely dangerous, harmful, toxic carcinogen. With an EWG rating of 10, avoid this ingredient at all costs!
  • Dibutyl phthalate: another poisonous ingredient with an EWG rating of 10, a reproductive and developmental toxicant – to name just a few terrible aspects.
  • Synthetic camphor: a synthetic ingredient, used as pest repellent and for embalming. Stay away from this ingredient.

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The ingredients of Kure Bazaar nail polish: BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ISOSORBIDE DICAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL, GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ALCOHOL, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SILICA, DIACETONE ALCOHOL, BENZOPHENONE-1, TRIMETHYLPENTANEDIYL IBENZOATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, ALUMINA

Now, before I say a word or two about the above ingredients, I have to point out that even though nail polishes, which do not contain the most toxic ingredients, still do contain some ingredients, which are not completely safe. While there are some brands, which offer water-based nail polishes, most do not.

Basically, all the ingredients in the Kure Bazaar nail polish can be irritating to skin, lungs and eyes and can pose some type of organ toxicity. None of these ingredients are as harmful and toxic as the ones most conventional nail polishes contain, but nonetheless, the ingredients even in nail polishes, which do not contain the most harmful ingredients, still do contain ingredients, which are not completely innocent. Having said that, you have to take into an account, that this type of a product has to contain such ingredients in order to provide better application, staying power etc. of the product.

There are a few ingredients which fall under more harmful classification:

  • Benzophenone-1, an UV absorber; concerns:  endocrine disruption and human skin toxicant and allergen
  • Tocopheryl acetate, antioxidant, which can be human skin toxicant and allergen

Some colorants in nail polishes can also fall under toxic ingredients; the Kure Bazaar nail polishes do not have them listed.

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My final word?

Kure Bazaar nail polishes are, indeed, sophisticated, elegant and come in a variety of beautiful, rich colors. The packaging is minimalist and elegant as well – exactly what you’d expect from a French beauty brand. The application is easy and smooth as the texture and the brush make it very convenient.

Kure Bazaar Nail Polish Review

 

The finish of Kure Bazaar nail polishes also covers all your desires – whether you prefer a sheer and very natural look on your nails, or a full coverage – Kure Bazaar has it all. The colors have a high shine and rarely lose the pigment power. The Kure Bazaar nail polishes also dry fast

Where the Kure Bazaar nail polishes lack a bit is duration before they start chipping – even with the top coat, I found them starting chipping off around day 3, so I tend to use another top nail polish coat around the time I suspect the nail polish might start chipping off.

The price? Yes, this one is quite a thorn in my fan-of-nail-polish behind – it’s around €16  for 10ml. Ouch! In all honesty, I cannot ignore nor justify the high price of these nail polishes, but that doesn’t mean I won’t buy them again – because I will. I know what you get with a nail polish that costs only, say, €3, but €16 is quite a steep price. Sure, the amount of nail polish is generous, though not as generous as with some other nail polishes, the nail polishes do tend to last for a long time (intermezzo: I cannot tell you how many times I’ve lamented why the brands won’t offer mini sizes of nail polishes), but still…

Having said all that – I very much recommend these elegant beauties called Kure Bazaar nail polishes.

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Have you tried Kure Bazaar nail polishes yet? How did you like them? Do you frequently use nail polish or just occasionally? Are you aware of the toxic ingredients in conventional nail polishes and does that steer you away from using them? And lastly – would you pay €16 for a nail polish? I’d really like to hear your opinions on this.

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For more information on Kure Bazaar, please visit their dedicated brand page.

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Kure Bazaar Nail Polishes have been provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.

Nature of Europe is Love Lula’s Accredited Blogger.

The post contains affiliate links. For more info, read our disclaimer.

Mar 172017
 

Hello greenies! Just a few more days, and it will be official – Spring! Goodness gracious, this week has been nothing short of beautiful – sunny, warm, flowers everywhere, birdies all chirpy. I did some work in my garden, went for a walk in the forest, and I plan to repeat it all this weekend again. I can’t say I feel happiness (yet); haven’t felt it in a long time, but I do try to find ways to sooth my soul, and the Spring is, indeed, like a remedy. Can’t force or skip the natural process, but with faith, hope and – above all – love, I know I can make it, someday, somehow. Even though, not being able to share what’s beautiful in this world with her… is what breaks my heart all over again.

I know, I know… I’ve said it so many times already… I will get to your emails, comments…. Please be patient with me – I hope you don’t think I forgot about you – I didn’t. I am thankful for every comment and email, I’m just trying, somehow, to sort (out) everything in my life, including and mostly – my sleep.

And in green beauty news – I’ve just received some awesome goodies from Australia to test and review them for you, along with many other reviews waiting to go live; starting next week, I will bring you a colorful review of beauty products I have a weak spot for. In case you’ve missed it – I reviewed Madara Micellar Water this week. And make sure you don’t forget there’s a giveaway going on of Luk Beautifood lipsticks – and it closes on Monday. So, on Monday, two lucky winners will get two great lippies, and a colorful review will wait for you as well.

But for now, I have some more great discounts and – of course – free organic beauty gifts for you to check bellow.

Weekly Discounts and Free Organic Beauty Gifts #70

Love Lula has:

Free Love Lula Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– big discounts in their sale section
– Madara Set worth £62 for only £29
40% off on Oils of Heaven (read my Oils of Heaven Cacay Oil review + Moringa Oil review coming soon!)
– FREE Trilogy Cream Cleanser when you buy any 2 Trilogy products (code: TRILOGY)
– FREE Ogario London Styling Mist when you spend £30 or more on Ogario London (code: OGARIO)
– FREE John Masters Organics deep scalp treatment with any full sized shampoo (code: SCALP)
– FREE Pure & Light Organic Essential Face Cream when you spend £40 or more on Pure & Light (code: PURE)
– FREE Kae white clay when you spend £40 or more on Kae (code: KAE)
– FREE Dr Hauschka Lemongrass bath essence (30ml) with any two products from Dr Hauschka Body care selection (code: LEMONGRASS)
– FREE Kure Bazaar nail file with any Kure Bazaar nail polish (code: FILE)

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Content Beauty has:

– great savings in their sale section
free gifts with purchase:

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FREE Kjaer Weis Beautiful Oil Delux sample when you buy Kjaer Weis foundation
FREE Alima Pure Starter Set (lip tint and eye pencil) when you spend £50 on Alima Pure
FREE Plant Apothecary Travel Size Zit Zap when you spend £30 on Plant Apothecary
FREE Therapi Orange Blossom Toner when you buy 2 Therapi products
FREE Antipodes hand&body cream when you spend £30 on Antipodes
FREE Trilogy cleanser when you buy any 2 Trilogy products
FREE Dafna Eye Care Serum worth £50 when you purchase TWO Dafna products
FREE Amala Brightening Face Polish worth £60 when you spend £100 on Amala
FREE Skin and Tonic Coco Mask 50g (£22) when you spend £50+ on Skin & Tonic
FREE Hiram Green Arbole Arbole 10ml Atomiser (worth £34) with every 50ml Hiram Green Perfume
FREE Nourish London Argan and Kale Hand Cream 50ml (£12.50) when you spend £35 on Nourish.

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iHerb has:

– 10% off for new customers (code: LBK652)
– more discounts in the daily and weekly specials section

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FeelUnique has:

FeelUnique Free Gifts
FREE REN Radiance Kit when you buy any two REN products
FREE Jurlique 15 ml Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum when you spend £50 on Jurlique
FREE The Organic Pharmacy Rose Balm (10g) when you spend £40 or more on The Organic Pharmacy
FREE Melvita Nectar de Roses Fresh Micellar Water when you spend £25 on Melvita
FREE Odylique Superfruit Concentrate (10ml) when you buy 2 or more Odylique products
FREE Jurlique Rose Water Balancing Mist with two Jurlique products
FREE A’Kin Eye Cream when you spend £30 on A’Kin
FREE Caudalie VineActiv Discovery Box (worth £31) when you spend £50 on Caudalie
FREE Inika Kabuki brush when you spend £40 on Inika
FREE Antipodes hand and body cream when you buy 2 Antipodes products
FREE Balance Me Set when you buy 2 Balance Me products
FREE Figs & Rouge Starter Kit when you spend £25 on Figs & Rouge

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Natuurlijke Cosmetica Winkel has:

– 20% off on Scotch Naturals
– 40% off on Burt’s Bees
– 40 % on AnneMarie Borlind

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Pharmaca has:

free gifts with purchase
– 15% off your order (code: PHARM15). Valid till 17.3.2017
– 25% off on Dr Hauschka
– 25% off on Derma E
– Buy 1 get 1 Free on Selected Andalou Naturals

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The Detox Market has:

 

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BEST of Green Beauty Box (worth $270) for only $149

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Happy Weekend!

 

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