Aug 312020
 

Looking outside, all this sudden grey and rain, when just two days ago it was hot and sunny… ugh! I dread these days, the end of August and the beginning of September, when it seems like Summer is just cut off. But not all is gloomy – I’ve got my first impressions of this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box gathered for you and aside from the value of August Love Lula Beauty Box being a whooping £70,00 (while you can get it for a fraction of that), the theme of this month’s Beauty Box would be “creamy textures”. There are two full sized products and two travel sized products: a makeup primer, a self tanner, an SPF face cream and a cream face cleanser.

So what’s in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box?

Love Lula Beauty Box August 2020

Inika Pure Perfection Primer (30ml/£35,00).  Any cosmetic bag or shelfie looks more luxurious with Inika products in/on it; and the same goes for Love Lula Beauty Box: whenever there’s an Inika product in it, the Love Lula Beauty Box has that special luxurious feel. I’ve been wanting to try this primer for so long (so long, Inika launched another version, the matte one)! I’ve tried the primer with liquid, cream and powder foundations – and it works great with all of the formulations. The primer, which is also a hydrating cream, absorbs in under a minute (just perfect for hectic mornings, wouldn’t you agree?), and leaves the skin velvety soft and as a perfect canvas for foundation/makeup application. Liquid foundation just glides on the skin, wheres powder foundation spreads evenly and in both cases, the finish look and lasting power are quite remarkable – very Inika-like, indeed. I’ll post a full review of this primer (I am aiming for a double review with the matte primer one) in the near future – it deserves it.

Love Lula Beauty Box August 2020

Madara Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Sunscreen SPF30 (10ml; full size 40ml/£29,00). Just this July, I posted Madara Plant Stem Cell Antioxidant SPF Cream Review. This one, while consisting of many of the same ingredients, is quite different as far as the texture goes. The Age-Defying Sunscreen is smoother and tinted – but not in a BB cream/tinted moisturiser type of way, but more, in comparison, as the Alteya Organics Sunscreen – there is some cream color, but once applied and spread on the skin, there’s barely any visible. Compared to the Antioxidant one, the Age-Defying Sunscreen is more oily and leaves a bit of a shine. I haven’t experienced any white cast. If I may offer another comparison with the Antioxidant Sunscreen: even if both have an SPF30, I’ve noticed that the Antioxidant Sunscreen has a more powerful sunscreen protection as opposed to this one. With, for example, a foundation that also has an SPF, that could prove to be an even better solution (keep in mind, SPFs of various products do not make for a combined SPF).

Love Lula Beauty Box August 2020

FOM London Face Cleansing Cream (30ml; full size 100ml/£39,00). Due to Love Lula Beauty Box, I’ve had a chance to try quite a few products from this London brand and so far, I haven’t had many complaints (aside from phenoxyethanol – this product is no exception – and sometimes too high of a cost of these products). I’ve gone through 1/3 of this cleansing cream already and I’ve just gotten it, regardless if it’s just a travel size. I’ve been using it in the morning and in the evening. The creamy soft texture of this cleansing cream makes for a gentle cleanser, leaving the skin soft – like you didn’t just cleanse but also treated it with a gentle, well, cream. It cleanses makeup, including the mascara – I braved the thought of using it as an eye makeup remover as well, and the result is not only cleansed eyes but also non-irritated eyes. I am contemplating on getting a full size of this cream cleanser once available again at Love Lula, even though the cost is too high in my opinion.

Love Lula Beauty Box August 2020

Laidbare Facial Self Tanner (50ml/£12,00). Laidbare offers very affordable products and this self tanner is no different. The problem is – I do not use self tanners, as I try to preserve my natural light skin color as much as possible. Therefore I haven’t tried this product, but will be instead gifted. But those that do use self tanners are probably glad they got this tube to prolong the tan well into the Autumn – which seems to be right around the corner, so good thinking there, Love Lula.

Love Lula Beauty Box August 2020

So this concludes my first impressions of this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box. The theme of this month’s Beauty Box is a “creamy textures”. I like all the products I’ve tried – the Inika primer – of course, works excellently; the FOM cream cleanser is making me ponder whether I should get the full size (I am side-eying the (too) high price for the cleanser, though). and the Madara Age-Defying SPF cream, even if just in a travel size, is also a good product.

And all these products have a total value of £70,00 whereas the actual cost of the yearly Love Lula Beauty Box subscription is £12,66 (or £16,60 for international customers) per month (yep, even less than it was before). You also get a discount on all the brands featured in a current Beauty Box for 20% off!

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How did you like this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box? Got any products you’ve had on your wishlist? Found any new brands or new favorite products? Let me know!

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Love Lula Beauty Box gifted 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.

Aug 282020
 

It’s been a while since I posted my current makeup routine, hasn’t it? It was all the way back in December 2019. Things have been much different back then. Normal. And while there’s still nearly a month left of Summer, the change of seasons is already in the air. This Summer hasn’t been really hot, but nonetheless, it was and still is time for Summer makeup – not just the Summer colors – bright and perky, but textures and formulations as well. Formulations have been mainly the dry ones, powdery ones. Makeup look – minimal and light.

The links for these products are listed at the end of this post.

My Makeup Routine #6

My Makeup Routine: Foundation

My Makeup Routine #6

During Summer, are usually and mostly opt for an even more minimal and light look and the formulation of foundations are mostly on the dry side: either a loose mineral powder or a compact powder. My go-to loose mineral powder has been for long time now the Inika Loose Mineral Foundation (full review here) – while a full coverage is easily achieved with this excellent mineral foundation, during the hot Summer, I usually apply only a thin layer of this foundation – one swipe. This Summer I’ve added a dry compact powder from Benecos (full review here); the coverage is quite strong and buildable. While Inika Loose Mineral Foundation and Benecos Compact Powder offer quite a strong coverage, when going for an even quicker and more minimal makeup look, I opt for either RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder (full review here) or Ere Perez Transluscent Corn Perfecting Powder.

My Makeup Routine: Eye Makeup

My Makeup Routine #6

My eye makeup has also been pretty minimal, with an emphasis on one or maybe, at most, two colors, usually one that’s golden and bright: either the golden one from the Ere Perez Eyeshadow Palette in Beautiful (full review here) or the lightest two colors from the Emani Eyeshadow Trio in Feeling Blessed. When I decide to wear a mascara, I opt for Emani Mascara, as it provides a natural look (if you’re looking for a mascara, which will give you long and thick lashes, this one is not that). The Benecos Highlighters in Golddust and Shooting Star (full review here) also come handy as a bright and shimmery eyeshadows.

My Makeup Routine: Blush & Highlighter

My Makeup Routine #6

Usually and especially with a very minimal look, I opt for the RMS Beauty Blush in Lip2Cheek in Smile from Signature Set – Mod Collection (full review here) and RMS Beauty Highligter in Living Luminizer. When I use either of the dry formulation foundations, I opt for Benecos Blush in Rose Please (full review here) and Benecos Highlighters in Golddust and Shooting Star (full review here). I’ve been also testing the Hurraw! Gold Aura Balm, which was launched not too long ago; given it’s not a dry formulation, I’ll be incorporating it more when Autumn arrives. Blushes and highlighters – all applied with a very light hand – just barely there. The Dr. Hauschka Light Reflecting Concealer is also a product I use with a bare-faced makeup look or a typical minimal Summer look.

My Makeup Routine: Lipsticks

My Makeup Routine #6

The lipsticks I’ve been using this Summer have been mostly a diluted with lipbalms bright and perky ones: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile from Signature Set – Mod Collection (full review here) in and Ere Perez in Surprise (full review here).

My Makeup Routine: Almost Barefaced

My Makeup Routine #6

For a even more minimal makeup look, I use just a tad bit of Lavera 2-1 Compact Foundation (full review here), a quick dab of RMS Beauty Blush in Smile and Living Luminizer and along the way apply RMS Beauty Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Cocoa and then dab a bit of the same color as I used for blush on my lips. From time to time, I use a fast and light motion of applying either the Benecos Translucent Powder (full review here), or RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder (full review here) or Ere Perez Transluscent Corn Perfecting Powder.

 

In short, here is how my makeup routine looks like:

All my current routines are now more very light cream based, with mostly Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Creme (full review here) being the primer and hydrator. The makeup products are dry formulation based, foundation minimal and light. The colors are gold, silver and bright pink.

For some of the products I’ve already posted a full review and some will be reviewed soon, so make sure you check back.

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How have you been adapting your makeup routine to the Summer season? Which color combinations have you been feeling lately? Let me know!

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For more information on the brands, mentioned in this post, please visit their dedicated brand pages:

– Inika
– Ere Perez
– RMS Beauty
– Benecos
– Dr Hauschka
Hurraw!

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The products mentioned in this post have been kindly gifted 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.

Aug 262020
 

Benecos IT Pieces Palette is a create-it-yourself makeup palette consisting of an affordable assortment of compact powders, eyeshadows, blushes and highlighters. 

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

A bit over a year ago, I reviewed two products from this affordable German green beauty brand, and since they’ve launched the IT Pieces collection and I’ve been collecting the refills for this palette for a while now, I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you my views of some of the refills; especially since it’s still Summer and these products are powder-based/dry formulations.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

The Benecos IT Pieces Collection offers a small palette and quite a number of refill products to fill out this palette with a lot of combinations, whether it’s just eyeshadows, or blushes and highlighters, compact powders, or a mixture of any of these. When the collection was available at Love Lula, I was first curious about the highlighters, following the compact powders for Summer, but I had a suspicion I’ll need (at least) two different colors of compact powders to somehow mix the most appropriate color for me.

All of these refills for the palette are really affordable, making it much easier to collect a palette consisting of various makeup products. So, which refill products for the IT Pieces palette did I get?

Benecos IT Pieces Refillable Makeup Palette Empty (£5,65)

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

The refills come in a cute paper packaging; you just pull out the part of the palette, place the refills and voila! you have your custom makeup palette! The palette itself is more on a small size, but so are the refills and I find this particularly attractive: with small refills you have many options with you available, the products get used up quicker, the palette doesn’t take much room and you get to travel with a compact powder, blush and highlighter all at once…

Benecos Natural Compact Powder (£5,65/6g)

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

I was on a market for a compact powder foundation for the Summer and decided to try the Benecos Compact Powder. Looking at the photos, it was clear to me I will most certainly need more than one color to somehow achieve an appropriate one for my skin – depending also on which time of the year I’ll be wearing it. The first one that I got was the lightest one named Cold Biege 01, which was too light, but I thought I’ll use it to mix it up with a darker color, which I got later on, named Warm Sand 02 – and this one is substantially darker than the 01. However, given the Summer and having a darker skin tone (despite trying my very best not to get tanned!) as compared to the very light Winter one, the 02 proved to be not all that far away from my skin tone, but still needed to be mixed and lightened with the 01. The texture of these two compact powders differs: the Cold Biege 01 is softer so there’s also more fallout as compared to the Warm Sand 02 one, which is sturdier; both are quite soft and silky.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

The coverage is quite strong and buildable, should you wish so. Dry formulation, a well moisturized and primer skin before Compact Powder application is must, in order to avoid looking dusty, chalky, dry and wrinkly. But upon primer application, this powder transforms into a a powder with a strong staying power and kind of melts with the skin. I suggest using a big kabuki powder brush and a light hand while applying this powder; I would also suggest against a buffing motion and instead suggest a light swirling motion to apply the powder. Both colors can be also used as an eyeshadow as well; you can also opt out of a base eyeshadow and use either of these two compact powders.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

Ingredients: ZEOLITE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, MICA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES (CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE), OCTYLDODECANOL, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CELLULOSE, GLYCERIN, AQUA (WATER), SODIUM ANISATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)**, SODIUM LEVULINATE, LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)] * certified organic ** natural essential oils

Benecos Natural Highlighter (£4,65/8g)

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

The Benecos IT Pieces Collection offers two highlighters – a gold one named Golddust and a silver one named Shooting Star. As they are both quite affordable I decided to get both of them. The Golddust is a classic and elegant champagne gold color. The Shooting Star is a textbook silver color. Both are very pigmented, the colors quite saturated, Both of the highlighters’ texture is silky soft, the formulation is sturdy (there’s no fall out) and will make the highlighters last a long time.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

I suggest using a very modest and light hand when applying these highlighters; I use the bigger Benecos blush brush to just lightly, along the way, grab a bit of the product and with a brush almost in air, lightly and quickly sweep across a cheekbone, for example. The highlighters can also be mixed together, used as an eyeshadow, mixed with eyeshadows, as a lipstick toppers…

Ingredients: MICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL*, OCTYLDODECANOL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ZINC STEARATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)**, MAGNOLIA OFFICINALIS BARK EXTRACT, LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES)] * certified organic ** natural essential oils

Benecos Natural Blush in Rose Please (£4,65/8g)

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

The blush, with its gentle and silky texture, spreads very easily over the skin. There’s no fallout and its staying power is basically that of over the whole day. Use a large blush brush and a gentle, light and a a bit of a shivering hand to apply this quite pigmented blush. The Rose Please color is an elegant, warm pink, with a stretched out and far away mauvish undertone, and with an old rose covered over. Mix it with a primer/cream and you get a cream blush or lipstick. Mix it with a oil and you get a lipgloss.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

Mix it with above highlighters, and you get a blush with a gold or silver sparkle or a pink-gold or a pink-silver highlighter. You can also use it as an eyeshadow – on its own or mixed with other eyeshadows and highlighters. One small compartment of a blush, so many possibilities and combinations, right?

Ingredients: MICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, ZEOLITE, OCTYLDODECANOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES (CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE), MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CELLULOSE, AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, SODIUM ANISATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)**, SODIUM LEVULINATE, LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES) * certified organic ** natural essential oils

Benecos Eyeshadow in Whipped Cream (£3,95/1,5g)

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

The IT Pieces Collection offers quite a few single eyeshadows; since I have so many brown/Earth tone eyeshadows, I opted for a basic matte base color. Such color is either a base color for layering other, usually darker colors or as a stand alone color to achieve a natural, even a no-makeup look. It’s quite pigmented and more on a brighter side, so a little will go a long way and a thorough blending is a must.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

Ingredients: MICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, SILICA, ZINC STEARATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, PERESEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, LECITHIN, MAGNOLIA OFFICINALIS BARK EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)] * certified organic ** natural essential oils

Benecos Fun Size Mascara (£2,95/2,5ml)

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

The idea behind such small/smaller products is always appealing: whether it’s for testing the product or as a travel companion. And yeah, it’s also cute. As I’ve tried quite a few Benecos mascaras (and reviewed one here), I had quite a big of an expectation for this mascara as well. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to the reputation of other Benecos mascaras: there’s no oomph! factor going on, there’s barely any of a product on the lashes… I am open to the possibility I’ve gotten a faulty one, but…

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

Ingredients: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, GLYCERIN***, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE***, OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, SUCROSE PALMITATE, GLYCERYL ROSINATE, PULLULAN, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, POTASSIUM PALMITOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, LECITHIN, P-ANISIC ACID, MAGNOLIA OFFICINALIS BARK EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) * certified organic ** natural essential oils

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How about the ingredients? I won’t analyze all the ingredients, but I will point out a few that might be of interest.

Pullulan is a film former and binder, it retains moisture and also prevents fungal growth.
Potassium Palmitoyl is a surfactant; Stearoyl Lactylate is an emulsifier; Pentylene Glycol is a solvent, a moisturizer and an antimicrobial preservative.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

Potentially problematic ingredients?
Octyldodecanol is an emollient and emulsifier, which provides for a soft, silky feel on the skin. It can be a skin and eye irritant.
Pentylene Glycol is a synthetic solvent and preservative.
Glyceryl Rosinate is an emulsifier and emollient. There’s a strong evidence it’s a human skin toxicant or allergen, and has therefore a restricted use in cosmetics.

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My final word?

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

With palettes being all the craze in the past few years (and, let’s be honest here – an easy and fast money grab), and with so many being overpriced, the Benecos IT Pieces Collection – a “create your own palette” collection of very affordable compact powders, eyeshadows, highlighters, blushes… this palette won’t make you feel like you’ve been bamboozled. The palette itself is on a smaller size, with the compartments you accessorize the empty palette as you wish yourself, makes this Benecos IT Pieces Collection/Palette a great choice to create your own versatile makeup palette, at your own pace and it won’t dry out your wallet.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

Just as the combinations of compact powders, highlighters, blushes and eyeshadows are plentiful, so are the uses of each of these products versatile: a compact powder can be used as an eyeshadow, so can be both of the highlighters on their own or mixed with other eyeshadows, the blushes can be mixed with highlighters… it’s up to your imagination, really.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

The cost of all these products that can fill up the palette is also quite low (though the Benecos products are even cheaper outside UK) – without the harsh limitations inflicted upon quality because of that. If you’re new to green beauty and are in a process of exploring green beauty makeup options or if you don’t want to spend too much on green makeup – then Benecos is a brand I’d suggest you give a try, you won’t be disappointed. I’ve been using Benecos makeup products for a long time now, and I tend to continue using them well into the future; in fact, I’ve been planning on testing and reviewing Benecos products outside of makeup line as well.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

I’ve included Benecos lipbalms in some of the photos as well, simply because they are cute and to let you know I will be posting their review soon.

Benecos IT Pieces Palette Review

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Are you familiar with the Benecos products? How do you find the cost of Benecos products correspond with their quality? Have you had a chance to create your own IT Pieces palette yet? Let me know!

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

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Benecos IT Pieces Palette products kindly gifted 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.

 

Aug 112020
 

Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème is a velvety soft and smooth multi-purpose cream, whether a light hydrating night cream or a slightly dewy day cream or a smooth canvas primer for foundation. 

Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème Review

My cosmetics bag boasts of quite a number of beautiful high quality Ere Perez makeup products. Upon launching their skincare line, I immediately got their amazing Green Booster Serum (full review here). Not long after, liking the serum as much as I did, I got Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème as well, as I was really curious about it – and I’ve been liking it a lot ever since.

The Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème comes in a 50ml tube – as far as the packaging goes, there are no superlatives.

Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème Review

The texture is that of a finely and thinly whipped smooth light cream, which absorbs incredibly fast – under a minute upon application, leaving no greasy residue – just mesmerizingly soft, velvety and slightly naturally dewy skin. Its softness and hydration makes it for a great option for those with dry skin while the fast absorbing and non-greasy finish makes it a great choice for those with oily skin as well. The versatile nature of Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème is not only its appropriateness for basically any skin type, but its usage, above all: it can be used as a softness and hydration promoting night cream, on its own or after a serum and/or before a face oil. It can be used as a day cream, again, whether on its own and as a base for minimal makeup, or in combination with a serum. But above all, in my experience, it can be used as a foundation primer, both for a mineral powder foundation, but even better or, perhaps, best – liquid foundation as it just glides over the Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème, making a liquid foundation spread easily, more evenly, lasting longer, giving the complexion/natural finish a very natural dewy look.

Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème Review

Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème contains many skin-beneficial and luxurious ingredients, which offer antioxidant, antibacterial, hydrating, soothing and softening treatments to the skin.

The scent? Almost undoubtedly it’s a near copy of a very old and legendary Nivea cream, used by our great-grandmothers and grandmothers. So, in short, the scent of the Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème is not natural, I am just surprised it’s so close to the scent of the famous and well-known cream.

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How about the ingredients?

Ingredients: Water, Helianthus annus seed oil, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Melissa officials flower/leaf/stem extract, Sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, Glycerine, Opuntia ficus indica seed oil, Prunus armeniaca kernel oil, Centaurea cyanus flower water, Daucus carota sativa root extract, Moringa pterygosperma seed extract, Xanthan gum, Citric acid, Caprylyl/capryl glucoside, Sucrose laurate, Sucrose stearate, Polyisobutene, Sorbitan oleate, Dehydroacetic acid, Glycine soja oil, Lactic acid, Maltodextrin, tocopherol, Sodium hydroxide, Sodium citrate, Benzyl alcohol, Iron oxides, Parfum.

Moringa seed extract is moisturizing, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and nourishing oil. Sunflower oil spreads easily and is quickly absorbed. It is an antioxidant and a moisturizer and it promotes skin regeneration. Apricot oil has nourishing and softening properties and is very suitable for sensitive and dry skin. Carrot Root Oil is a potent antioxidant (so potent it can also be used as a preservative). It moisturizes the skin, promotes new cells formation, and soothes and calms irritated skin. Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a very potent antioxidant; it hydrates and softens the skin.

Cornflower essential oil has antiseptic properties. Melissa extract has soothing properties.

Citric acid, is a pH adjuster, buffering and masking agent. Caprylyl/capryl glucoside, Sucrose laurate and Sucrose stearate are emulsifiers. Maltodextrin, is absorbent and emulsion stabilizer.

Potentially problematic ingredients?

Dehydroacetic acid, s a synthetic preservative. A fungicide and bactericide predominantly used as a preservative in cosmetics. It works by killing off and preventing the growth of microorganisms that contribute to a product’s decay.
Sodium hydroxide can be a potential irritant for skin and eyes.
Parfum.

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My final word?

Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème Review

Versatile, both in for nearly any skin-type as well as and above all – the many different usages, Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème is the go-to cream for any occasion: hydrating and fast absorbing, it can be used by those who have dry as well as oily skin. It can be used as a light night moisturizer on its own, or after a light serum as well as before a face oil. It can be used as a day cream, for its velvety and healthy dewy look, especially when opting for a very minimal makeup. But above all, the Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème is an excellent primer – both for mineral powder foundation but even more so for a liquid foundation.

Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème contains quite a few skin-beneficial ingredients, potent antioxidants and ingredients with antibacterial properties such as Prickly Peer Seed Oil and, of course, the Moringa Oil.

Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème Review

All in all, Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème is a rescue and a quick fix cream, all in once, due to its hydration and quick absorption, and the velvety feeling it leaves on the skin.

The scent, while pleasant, mainly due to sentimental and nostalgic reasons, it is not natural.

Price? Reasonable £30,00 for a 50ml tube; the cream applies easily and only a thin layer is needed for covering the whole face.

I’m so eager to try more of the Ere Perez skincare products and – this goes without saying – makeup products as well.

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Are you familiar with the Ere Perez products? Just their makeup products or their skincare products as well? Which one is your favorite? Let me know!

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For more information on Ere Perez, please visit their dedicated brand page.

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Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Crème kindly gifted 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.

Aug 012020
 

Random Thoughts #10

What I’ve been up to?

  •  In a way, on the surface, it may seem alright, like nothing had changed. But there’s this nagging part, and when grabbing a mask when going to the store and seeing other people wearing masks… that things are different, that something had changed. Luckily, at least to a certain degree, we live a pretty normal life here and there’s no lockdown, no movement restriction, but still.
  • It’s not just this virus, but certain things that started happening along with it… I’m in this “situation” that somehow just isn’t getting better, and it effects every aspect of my life, and I am, most of the time, unsure how to approach it, deal with it. With so many things happening at the same time, I’ve been unable to do all the things that need to be done, and that feeling, of being behind on the schedule, doesn’t help either. I don’t think the situation we’re in globally has made certain people more patient – sometimes, it’s hard to explain to them – yes, I see you, I hear you, but you’re not the only one and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
  • I’m having a hard time comprehending many things this year. Including how much of this year has already passed.
  • How blessed I am by God for being able to go to my country house any time I want, wander around the deep forest…
  • In the past, I couldn’t imagine living in some place like NYC – visit, yes, but living? But now, when I think of the people living in places like NYC, during this pandemic and lockdowns and what not…
  • Hope and faith. And love. Staying faithful and hopeful is what helps. Reading God’s word, immersing myself into God’s word… It will be alright, things will get better, I will do what needs to be done  – with God’s help.

Bible verse of the month

  • “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.” Psalm 39:7

Musical inspiration of the month

This month on the blog

Madara Plant Stem Cell Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF30 Review

 

What I’ve been testing lately

Random Thoughts #10

  • Natura Siberica hair care products – shampoos and conditioners. Some natural shampoos and conditioners are priced unreasonably high – and especially for the products, which are used as often and as much as hair shampoos and conditioners are, this can present quite a huge expense. I’ve received many questions about affordable hair care products, some precisely about Natura Siberica hair care products and since I’ve received a few Natura Siberica products in my Love Lula Beauty Boxes, I embarked on a mission to try as many of the Natura Siberica hair care products as possible: a generous amount for affordable prices, all of them smelling lovely (even if the source of the scent is not natural). There’s a lot of variants and scents to choose from – I’ve tested most of them and will share my detailed review on these goodies soon. And, since Love Lula has many more shampoos and conditioners available, I’ll gather a few more hair care products from various other brands and present my testing soon.

My wishlist

My Wishlist

Rant of the Month

  • The crazy and the scary narc witches are not letting up their thievery. After reading my tip of the month (you can use a lipstick as a blush), one promptly stole it. The other one could not control herself and had to steal my discounts post – she’s now offering that, too, you see. Aside from featuring links to the same book store I have, same affiliate links of the same stores as I do placed at the same spot, you name it. Seeing their early “reviews”, it’s obvious neither had any meaningful much less long term experience and knowledge about green beauty products (though, they must lie about it in order to appear credible); their writing in general is also of such a low quality, you wonder what type of people would actually work with them. If you take, for example, the formation of their posts, it’s a copy of mine, especially Love Lula Beauty Box posts. They stole the whole formation of my posts, including and down to ending the posts (and Instagram posts) with “let me know!”. We’re talking about two narc broads, stealing in a broad daylight, because they think by appearing and proclaiming themselves oh so kind and emphatic to other green beauty bloggers (yep, they go around, crying, with no tears, to other green beauty bloggers what a victim they are – it doesn’t get more narcissistic than this). Those who believe them (flying monkeys) are not a victim – you need to have something in you, something narcissistic to begin with, to believe a narcissist over the one a narcissist is lying about.
  • A Dunning-Kruger effect, aside from the lack of empathy (due to lacking the very human essence – soul) is one of the prime traits of narcissists. Example: a narc, who has stolen the work of others and sells it as her own, for which she gets paid and gets other opportunities, will start to believe she is actually competent, thus: enter starting her own Youtube channel. Low ability people do not posses the skills needed to recognize their own incompetence. It makes you wonder, though, about the actual competence of the people who work with her, right?
  • Last Autumn, I was exchanging emails with bloggers (not from the green beauty), who had their work stolen from as well. Several quite big bloggers, who had their work stolen and we talked about law suits – more and more bloggers will start suing not only companies, but also other bloggers, who steal – and I say it’s about darn time! I have saved all the pertinent info – visible with a naked eye to anyone – all the stolen stuff these two narc broads have stolen from me. Once the ball starts rolling with the law suits and once these thieves will be hit monetary (and we’re not talking 100€ here and there!), made to apologize as publicly as they’ve stolen publicly… The brands, stores etc will have to explain themselves and their business ethics working with these thieving bloggers. As well as thieves’ workplaces – some even teach, if you can imagine this! But yeah, things are about to start changing, this no-consequences land these thieves have been living in is about to be invaded.
  • I’ve already done this several times – when I get approached by green beauty business/brands whether I’d want to work with them and I tell them in no uncertain terms that I do not work with businesses who work with bloggers, who steal from other and pretend to be something they are not – if you, as a green beauty business owner do no see this (or see but have no issue with it) then… This needs to start happening out in the open as well – exposing the brands who work with these lying, pretentious thieves.
  • Again, the opposite of a narcissist is not an empath, but a normal, emotionally, psychologically stable person with a soul. Just normal, not an empath. Being a normal being, emotionally stable, means empathy is a part of you already. So why do narcs go, all of the sudden, around, proclaiming themselves to be empaths? Because they are trying to out-race any suspicion you might have about them. Because they are trying to portray themselves the exact opposite of who they are and what they do. Because they will hit you and then cry they are the ones being hit. So much info about narcs is becoming available, that narcs have no option no but to proclaim themselves the exact opposite by way of pulling wool, again, over people’s eyes.
  • You can clearly see the above case happening in a certain political spheres right now. You have sociopath narcissists promoting a fellow sociopath narcissist as an empath – and they place a great emphasis on him being an empath.
  • Narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths – the liars – they all cry without tears or have to really work themselves up to muster a tear. Again, what comes naturally to a normal person, is anything but to satan’s minions. So don’t be surprised when satan’s minions cry in order for you to see it and for them to proclaim they are sensitive, gentle, carrying. Just another lie.

Tip of the month

  • Finding a price of a bronzer too steep? Don’t want to spend money on a bronzer, rationing you won’t use much of it anyway, but still want to look bronzed up? Use an eyeshadow of any brown earth color. If you wish for a more sparkling bronzer, either use a sparkling brown eyeshadow or mix a gold eyeshadow with a brown one. Just remember – have a very light hand using bronzer and a very patient hand in order to blend the bronzer thoroughly. On a flip side – you can use a bronzer as an eyeshadow.

Readers Qustions

  • I’ve gotten a few emails asking me whether I use red lipsticks and which I’d recommend – a guide to red lipsticks, in short. In fact, I’ve been planning on doing exactly that – collect some of the red lipsticks available on Love Lula and create a guide – preferably around Christmas time this year.

A few good deals from around the green beauty world

→  Love Lula has:

 

Love Lula Summer Sale

 

– 5% off when you spend £35 (code: GIVEME5). Valid till 5.8.2020
– 10% off when you spend £45 (code: GIVEME10). Valid till 5.8.2020
– 15% off when you spend £70 (code: GIVEME15). Valid till 5.8.2020
20% off when you spend £150 (code: GIVEME20). Valid till 5.8.2020

 

Love Lula Newly Launched

 

– newly launched RMS Beauty Living Glow Body & Face Powder
– newly launched Ere Perez Cheek Color
– newly launched The Organic Pharmacy Sunscreen SPF30
– newly launched J.R. Liggett’s Solid Shampoo Assorted Sampler Box
– newly launched RMS Beauty Luminizer Quad Mini

Love Lula FREE Gifts

 

– FREE Oils of Heaven Plum Oil when you spend £20 on Oils of Heaven (code: PLUM)
FREE Balm Balm Beauty Balm when you spend £15 on Balm Balm (code: BEAUTYBALM)
FREE Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream when you spend £10 on Dr Hauschka (code: ROSE)
– FREE Nature’s Kitchen Berry Beautiful Skin polish when you spend £15 on Nature’s Kitchen (code: BERRY)
– FREE Odylique Cleanser when you spend £35 on Odylique (code: SILK)
FREE Ayumi Sandalwood Toner when you spend £15 on Ayumi (code: SANDALWOOD)
FREE Gallinee Cleansing Bar when you spend £25 on Gallinee (code: GALLINEE)
FREE Balmonds Intensive Facial Oil when you spend £20 on Balmonds (code: INTENSE)
FREE Biovene pink Shampoo Bar when you buy any 2 Biovene products (code: HEAVEN)
FREE Ere Perez Wild Pansy Lipbar in “Wish” when you spend £60 on Ere Perez (code: WILDPANSY)
FREE Kure Bazaar Final Touch Nail Polish when you spend £30 on Kure Bazaar (code: BAZAAR)
FREE Vol Mint Soap Bar when you spend £30 on Vol (code: MINT)
FREE Laindbare Hand Cream when you spend £20 on Laidbare (code: LAIDBARE)
FREE Gallinee Face Scrub when you spend £20 on Gallinee (code: SCRUB)
– FREE Hiro Eyeliner when you spend £40 on Hiro (code: HIRO)
– FREE Nature’s Kitchen Chocolate Mask when you spend £20 on Nature’s Kitchen (code: CHOC)
– FREE Skin Alchemists Facial Elixir (10ml) when you spend £35 on Skin Alchemists (code: ALCHEMY)
– FREE Walden “A Gentle Rain” Rollerball Perfume Oil when you spend £25 on Walden (code: RAIN)
FREE Glossworks Cuticle Oil when you spend £20 on Glossworks (code: CUTICLE)
– more free gifts with purchase

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→  Alyaka has:

NEW Kjaer Weis Concealers

– newly launched Kjaer Weis Concealers
– newly launched Leahlani

New Ilia Makeup kit
– newly launched Ilia Makeup Kit
– big discounts (up to 50% off) in their mid season sale section

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→  Content Beauty has:

FREE Content Beauty July Bag

FREE Content Collection July Bag (worth £60) when you spend £100 (code: JULYGIFT)

Content Beauty FREE Gifts
–  free gifts with purchase
– great savings in their sale section

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→  Pharmaca has:

– 20% off your order (code: WELLNESS20)

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→  Onlynaturals has:

– big discounts in their SALE section
– FREE gifts with purchase

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→  FeelUnique has:

FeelUnique Summer Sale

 

– 15% off when you spend £50 (code: 15MORE). Valid till 2.8.2020
– 20% off when you spend £80 (code: 20MORE). Valid till 2.8.2020
– up to 60% off in their Outlet section
– FREE gifts with purchase

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→  The Detox Market has:

– 10% off your order (code: DETOX10). Valid till 1.8.2020

Detox FREE Gifts
FREE gifts with purchase
– Detox Market Beauty Box

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