Nov 302020
 

A day before December already, if one can believe it! With so much strangeness in this world, I was so glad when I received my Love Lula Beauty Box this month! It has that, as I’ve said many times now, familiar feel to it, you know? Yes, I did sneak around to take a peak what’s in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box, but I was still impressed once I received it. It’s so rich in fabuloussness and luxurious feeling! It contains 3 full-sized products, one travel sized and one (very expensive) sample sachet and a total value of this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box is £67,00, but with a yearly subscription, you can get it for a fraction, barely worth mentioning, of it.

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

Love Lula Beauty Box November 2020

Oils of Heaven Cucumber Oil  (3oml/£19,00). Yes! When I saw announcement that Love Lula has launched this new carrier oil, I knew I had to try it as soon as possible, given how much my skin has been enjoying cucumber oil for a while now and since I know Oils of Heaven offers high quality carrier oils (my skin drank up their Plum oil so quickly, making me think the bottle is leaking). This Cucumber oil is amazing: absorbs quickly, the skin feels the hydration nearly immediately. It has soothing and calming effect on my skin and I just love the way my skin looks and feels in the morning. Cucumber oil, full with antioxidants, is a carrier oil suitable for all skin types – irritated and sensitive due to its calming and soothing effect, dry and dehydrated due to its immense hydration, oily due to its balancing effect. While perfect for hot Summer days or rather nights, it’s also a great choice for harsh cold Winters – whether outside when it’s cold or inside due to heating. I am certain this bottle will not last till Summer, and will have to get another one. Cannot recommend this Cucumber oil more!

Love Lula Beauty Box November 2020

Green People Hydrating Calming Serum  (50ml/£21,00). A generous amount of this serum – 50ml for a reasonable price point. The texture of this serum is on a more liquid gel side. Easily applied and quickly absorbed. At first, it even has a cooling and then calming effect on the skin. Great to be used alone as well as under makeup – either a liquid one or in the Summer – a mineral powder one. This serum can be incorporated in both an evening and morning routine. When used in the evening, the skin is soft and hydrated in the morning. It also works nicely with a face oil or face cream after.

Love Lula Beauty Box November 2020

  Madara Re:Gene Lifting Mask  (travel size; full size 60ml/£35,00). I received this mask in my Love Lula Beauty Box in May 2019 and have been using it since, especially in my morning routines as it prepares my skin for the day by making it rested, soft and plump. This is what I wrote about this mask back when I first received it. And yes, a full review of this mask is long over due!

Love Lula Beauty Box November 2020

 

Skin Alchemists Soap Bar  (128g/£10,00). Artisan soap – looks elegant, smells unique and all natural. The price point is quite steep, though. I think there might be a repeating thread with Skin Alchemists and me – I haven’t tried this soap bar yet, as I decided to save it. I guess it’s that luxurious fabulous thing going on here…

Love Lula Beauty Box November 2020

Madara Infinity Drops Sample  (full size 3oml/£80,00).

Love Lula Beauty Box November 2020

So this concludes my first impressions of this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box. The theme of this month’s Beauty Box is “pampering with a luxury in these foggy cold days” with a mixture of  newly launched amazing, hydrating cucumber oil, hydrating face serum, plumping face mask, an artisan luxurious soap bar and a sample of (very expensive) drops. One of the best Love Lula Beauty Boxes (and there have been many great ones!)!

And all these products have a total value of £67,00 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 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.

Nov 272020
 

Hello greenies!

The mega huge and annual edition of this year’s Black Friday/Green Friday is here! A quick run down: there are discounts of up to 30%, sales going on of 40% – 50%. There’s a ton of free green beauty gifts. There are various beauty bags going on, which you can get for free (GWP) or for a very discounted price,… once a year event, really.

As I say every year, and this year, being surreal, abnormal even more so: Yes, Black Friday sales are huge – the biggest of the year, indeed. However, do not spend your money JUST because there’s a big sale. Here’s my advice on how to go about these huge sales and when to part with your money:
→ if you see a product you’ve had on your wishlist for a long time
→ if your loved one had wished for a specific product for a while
→ if you need to re-stock the products you’ve been already using
→ if you’ve been saving for that special product as a gift for being a good girl

There’s temptation to take a full advantage of these sales; believe me, I know. Going through all the great deals I’ve been collecting for you, it’s hard not to go all wild and I admit – these deals are great, no doubt. But make sure you don’t wake up with a regret for buying things you don’t really need just because you got them for much less and don’t buy a product just because you saw it’s a “must-have I am obsessed with it” somewhere on Instagram.

Don’t forget – yesterday, I posted Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide.

Green Friday 2020

 

 

→ Love Lula has:

Love Lula Black Friday 2020

 

– 15% off your order when you spend £35 (code: FRIDAY). Valid till 4.12.2020

Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide 2020

– My Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide 2020

 

40% off on Kathleen Natural
– 20% off on Kiki Health
– 20% off on Ayan
– 20% off on Joik
– more big discounts in their Sale Section

Love Lula FREE Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Gallinee Face Vinegar (50ml) when you sped £30 on Gallinee (code: GALLINEE)
FREE Soul Tree Viola & Kokum Butter Lip Balm when you spend £30 or more on Soul Tree (code: SOUL)
FREE House of Life London Jade Roller when you purchase any House of Life London product (code: LIFE)
FREE Santaverde Aloe Vera Pure Anti-Spot Gel 10ml when you purchase any two or more Santaverde products (code: VERDE)
FREE Glossworks Nail Varnish Duo when you purchase any two or more Glossworks products (code: GLOSS)
FREE Skin Alchemists Apothecary Sesenne Facial Elixir 30ml when you spend £50 or more on Skin Alchemists Apothecary (code: ELIXIR30)
FREE Kiss The Moon LOVE Night Cream For Hands 40g when you buy any Kiss The Moon product (code: LOVE)
FREE Laidbare Facial Self Tanner 50ml when you spend £20 or more on Laidbare (code: GLOW)
FREE Rose and Caramel Deluxe Tanning Brush when you spend £25 or more on Rose and Caramel (code: CARAMEL)
FREE Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask 15g when you spend £15 or more on Balm Balm (code: MASK)
FREE Biovène Barcelona Pink Heaven Shampoo Bar when you buy any 2 or more Biovène Barcelona products (code: HEAVEN)
FREE Kathleen Natural Tranquil Fields Bubble Bath & Shower Gel 150ml when you spend £20 or more on Kathleen Natural (code: TRANQUIL)
FREE Humble Sweet Pea & Verbena Hand Cream 75ml when you spend £15 or more on Humble (code: HUMBLE)
FREE Hiro ‘Cadenza’ Eye Pencil when you spend £40 or more on Hiro (code: HIRO)
FREE Attune Skincare Essentials Kit when you spend £25 or more on Attune Skincare (code: ATTUNE)
FREE D’Alchemy Natural Micro-Dermabrasion Peel 15ml when you purchase any full-size D’Alchemy product (code: PEEL)
FREE Kure Bazaar Final Touch Nail Polish 10ml when you spend £30 or more on Kure Bazaar (code: BAZAAR)
FREE Inika Long Lash Mini Mascara 4ml when you spend £35 or more on Inika (code: LONGLASH)
FREE Oils of Heaven Organic Rosehip Cell-Regenerating Face Oil 15ml when you spend £15 or more on Oils of Heaven (code: ROSEHIP)
–  more free gifts with purchase

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→ Alyaka has:

Alyaka Green Friday 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 20% off your order when you spend £20 (code: FRIDAY20)
– 25% off your order when you spend £125 (code: FRIDAY25)
Christmas Store now open

Alyaka Signature Advent Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Advent Calendar worth £390 for only £145

Deluxe Alyaka Advent Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe Advent Calendar worth £490 for only £195

FREE Gift
FREE Gift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Gifts

 

Alyaka Discounts
Alyaka Discounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– big discounts (up to 50% off) in their sale section

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→ Content Beauty has:

 

Content Beauty Christmas Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Shop now open

Content Beauty FREE Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE gifts with purchase

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→ Onlynaturals has:

Onlynaturals Green Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 15% off when you spend £25 (code: BLACK). Valid till 2.12.2020
– big discounts in their SALE section
– FREE gifts with purchase

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→ FeelUnique has:

FeelUnique Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– All Black Friday Offers (3 for 2, 33% off, free gifts…)
– 25% off on A’Kin
– 25% off on Antipodes
– 30% off on Balance Me
– 20% off on Caudalie
– 20% off on Cowshed
– 25% off on Elemental Herbology
– 20% off on Ere Perez
– 20% off on Evolve Beauty
– 20% off on Green People
– 20% off on Inika
– 2o% off on Jane Iredale
– 25% off on Jurlique
– 25% off on Lily Lolo
40% off on Madara
– 25% off on Oskia
– 20% off on Real Techniques
– 25% off on Sukin
– 20% off on The Organic Pharmacy
– 20% off on Trilogy
– 20% on Weleda
– 3 for 2 on Burt’s Bees
– 3 for 2 on REN

FeelUnique Christmas Shop 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Shop now open
FREE gifts

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→ Cult Beauty has:

Cult Beauty Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 20% off when you spend £20 (code: SPREE20)
– 25% off when you spend £100 (code: SPREE25)

Cult Beauty Christmas Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Christmas Shop now open
– FREE gifts with purchase
– big discounts in their sale section

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→ Aillea has:

Aillea Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 20% off your order (code: HOLIDAY). Valid from 24.11. 2020 – 30.11.2020
– big discounts in their sale section

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→ Green People has:

Green People Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 25% off on everything (code: BLACKFRIDAY). Valid till 30.11.2020
FREE Eyeshadow Duo when you spend £75

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→ Integrity Botanicals has:

Integrity Botanicals Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 10% off any order (code: BLACK10). Valid till 30.11.2020
– 15% off when you spend $100 (code: BLACK15). Valid till 30.11.2020
20% off when you spend $200 (code: BLACK20). Valid till 30.11.2020

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→ The Detox Market has:

The Detox Market Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15$ off when you spend $100
30$ off when you spend $200 + FREE OSEA Body Balm 
80$ off when you spend $400 + FREE OSEA Body Balm + FREE Detox Mode Scrub

Detox Christmas Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Shop now open

Detox Best of Green Beauty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Detox Market Best of Green Beauty Box total value $312 for only $149

Detox Beauty Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– The Detox Market Beauty Box November

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→ Fig & Flower has:

– 15% off when you spend under $75 (code: GRATEFUL15).
20% off when you spend over $75 (code: GRATEFUL20).
– big savings in their sale section 

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→ Lookfantastic has:

Lookfantastic Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– up to 50% off  (code: BFBEAUTY) + FREE Beauty Bag when you spend £100

Lookfantastic Black Friday Beauty Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lookfantastic Beauty Box worth £155 for only £35

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→ Beauty Expert has:

Beauty Expert Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– up to 50% off (code: BFBEAUTY)

Beauty Expert Christmas Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Shop open

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Happy Weekend!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Nov 262020
 

Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide 2020

 

As every year, I post at least one Holiday Gift Guide before posting another annual post – the huge mega Green Friday with tons of discounts. Today, I am posting a Holiday Gift Guide from Love Lula, the green beauty store I’ve been successfully working for many years now, being their accredited blogger. And in these surreal abnormal times, especially Love Lula Beauty Box has been one of those positive things, which keep reminding me of the times that were and of the times we all hope and pray will return soon.

There’s been a lot of newly launched products at Love Lula store this year!

In this year’s Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide, I’ve parted the gifts into several categories, based on the price points – because you don’t have to break the bank to fill up your green beauty shelf: there are gifts under 10, under 30 and under 50 (all prices are in GBP). Then there are luxury gifts, which are over 50 and gift sets – gift sets are always an economical purchase, as they are heavily discounted.

And speaking of discounts, there’s a discount included at the end of this post, so you can save even more!

 

Love Lula Gifts Under 10

Love Lula Gifts Under 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benecos BlushBloomtown Infused Oil RollonCrazy Rumors Lipbalm  |  Balm Balm Face MaskHairy Jane Shampoo Bar  |  Pure Chimp Face Oil  |  Madara Lipbalm  | Oils of Heaven Cacay Oil 5mlSoulTree Lipbalm  | Benecos Lipgloss  |  Joik Bathsalts  |

Love Lula Gifts Under 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benecos LipbalmWalden Natural Perfumes Live The Life Rollon Mini  |  Lucky Cloud Super Balm  |  Benecos Highlighter  |  Lavera Lipgloss  |  J.R. Liggett’s Shampoo Bar John Masters Organics Soap  |  Weleda Skin Food Light  |  Balm Balm Rosehip Serum Travel SizeBenecos Lipstick  |  Oils of Heaven Cucumber Oil 15ml |

 

Love Lula Gifts Under 30

 

Love Lula Gifts Under 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RMS Beauty Luminizer Quad MiniAntipodes Skin BalmZuii Organic LipglossEre Perez  Lip/Eye Butter  |  The Organic Pharmacy Hyaluronic SerumEsse TonerJoik Eye CreamHurraw! Aura BalmEre Perez Carrot Color Pot  |  Oils of Heaven Plum OilMadara Vitamin OilInika Lipstick |

Love Lula Gifts Under 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soul Tree LipstickEre Perez Wild Pensy Lipbar Hurraw! BalmTooRMS Beauty Tinted LipbalmRMS Beauty Cream EyeshadowTrilogy BoosterSoul Tree MistLavera LipstickRMS Beauty LipstickBalm Balm Beauty BalmInika Liquid HighlighterMyroo Super Boost  |  Gorgias London Face Oil |

Love Lula Gifts Under 50

Love Lula Gifts Under 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inika Renew Day CreamGorgias London Blackcurrant & Fig Moisturizer Inika Eyeshadow Quad  |  Emani Eyeshadow Quad  |  RMS Beauty Hidden Desire Palette  |  Madara Superseed Face Oil  |  Dafna’s Face Oil  |  House of Life  London Organic Radiance Booster  |  The Organic Pharmacy Radiant Day Shield  | Madara Collagen SerumRMS Beauty Kakadu Elixir  |  D’Alchemy Multi-Hydrator  |

Love Lula luxury gifts

Love Lula Lux Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inika Resveratrol SerumEsse Defence Moisturizer  |  Mono Naturoils Luxury Body Oil  |  Esse Resurrect Serum  |  The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Serum  |  RMS Beauty Beauty Oil  |  Esse Hyaluronic SerumDafna’s Serum  |  D’Alchemy Intense Skin Repair  |  Walden Natural Perfume “Live the Life” |

Love Lula Gift Sets

Love Lula Gift Sets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Luxury Gift SetBenecos Winter Dream SetRMS Beauty Mini Lipstick SetDr Hauschka Pamper Time Gift SetOils of Heaven Discovery Gift Set Balm Balm Pamper Yourself Gift SetGallinee The Ideal Face SetAntipodes Beauty Icons SetMadara Re:Gene Collection Set |

Love Lula Beauty Box

Love Lula Beauty Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also choose a monthly gift package, received throughout the year, delivered every month by signing up for a Love Lula Beauty Box subscription – for yourself or as a surprise for your loved one. You’ll discover new products, receive a product you’ve had on your wishlist (to see what’s in Love Lula Beauty Boxes, read my previous takes on them here). The actual value of these monthly Beauty Boxes far exceeds the cost: you get Beauty Boxes valued of up to £70, 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 and even this discount got even better – now you can get all the brands featured in a Beauty Box for 20% off!

And to top off all these great deals, here’s another one, with which you can save even more:

Love Lula Black Friday 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– 15% off your order when you spend £35 (code: FRIDAY). Valid till 4.12.2020

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Nature of Europe is Love Lula’s Accredited Blogger.

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

Nov 242020
 

Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar, a light-feeling face oil, full of antioxidants, promotes a hydrated and naturally dewy complexion, making the oil perfect as a makeup base and even better – a companion for a minimal makeup look. 

Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar Review

Ere Perez products have been mentioned on my blog many times now – from individual reviews to skincare routines; ever since I’ve tried this green beauty Australian brand, I keep adding their products to my skincare, makeup and, of course, wishlist collections. Ere Perez are innovative with the products they launch – both with their makeup and skincare products as well as the ingredients they use in the products. There’s been quite a good number of ingredients featured in their products that even I haven’t tried before Ere Perez products had them in their formulations. And one of such new-to-me ingredients was also a Blue Cypress Essential Oil, the star ingredient in this face oil – face nectar, which goes by full name of Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar.

Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar Review

A great formulation of, arguably, not many ingredients, but the ones that are in this serum, work in synergy and boast of many skin-beneficial properties. The Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar comes in a classical 30ml face oil bottle with a dropper. The color of this face oil looks like a foggy/opaque and diluted in oil extract of evergreen tree needles. The scent is between slightly woody due to blue cypress oil and sandalwood oil, slightly sweet due to grape seed oil and with a very distant hint of jasmine – pleasant, which lingers on for only a bit.

Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar Review

The texture of Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar falls somewhere between a thin and thick oil – but feels light on the skin, and even though the absorption is not extremely fast, it evenly settles into the skin after a few minutes – of course, depending on the purpose and thus the amount of the face nectar. I’ve been using the Ere Perez Face Nectar for an array of purposes: in my morning routine before a liquid foundation – on its own or a tiny drop over a serum, in my morning routine for a very minimal makeup look, using only a dab of corrector and cream blush as well as in my evening routines (a more generous amount of it) – on its own or after a serum. Results have been visible in each case: with liquid foundation, the foundation was more evenly spread and finish look more natural and dewy – whether used under foundation or mixed with foundation, likewise when I use the face nectar for a minimal makeup look, when I’m looking for a dewy fresh finish. When used in my evening skincare routine, the skin was calmed, refreshed, hydrated and soft the next morning.

Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar Review

As mentioned earlier, there isn’t that many ingredients in this face oil, but those that are, are very generous with their benefits to the skin.

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So, how about the ingredients?

Australian Blue Cypress Wood Essential Oil has as anti- inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-allergic properties due to its Guaiazulene compound.

Grape seed oil is rich with fatty acids and highly potent antioxidants (such as Vitamin E), which lessen the damage of free radicals, as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C. Great oil for oily and acne prone skin. Rice bran oil is an antioxidant, rich in omega 6 essential fatty acids; it promotes skin circulation, softens and nourishes the skin,
especially irritated one. Jojoba seed oil is an emollient, natural to skin’s sebum; it soothes the skin and promotes collagen production. Camellia seed oil is a natural source of antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin A and B; it has anti-aging properties, it helps to improve skin elasticity, nourishes and prevents the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Cedarwood oil has astringent and antiseptic properties. Jasmine flower extract is one of the precious and expensive oils. It has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory, as well as soothing and toning properties.

Potentially problematic ingredients? None.

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My final word?

Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar Review

Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar is just another Ere Perez product that impressed me; lovely scented face oil, which hydrates and refreshes the skin and makes it ready for makeup – whether liquid, cream foundation, BB cream or just minimal for a natural dewy look.

The ingredients (and there isn’t a ton of them) work in synergy, delivering hydration while also conditioning and balancing oily skin – however, this oil will work its magic on any skin type.

Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar Review

Price? £27,00 for a classic 30ml bottle. May not be the most affordable, no doubt (though we’ve seen hiked and spiked priced for a few drops of most affordable oils, haven’t we?), but at the same time not unreasonably priced, especially since Blue Cypress Oil falls under more expensive essential oils. Given this face oil is not very thin, a drop or two will cover all face and neck, too. How long could this bottle last? Hard to say, but with a controlled use (meaning you don’t do what I do from time to time: oh well, another drop or three won’t hurt, right?), a drop in the morning and two in the evening, I’d say 4 months?

Another Ere Perez product which comes recommended by me.

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Do you enjoy Ere Perez products as much as I do? Have you had the chance to try this amazing face oil yet? How did you like it? 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 Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar 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.

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