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Honest Beauty Haul

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On my recent trip to LA I visited The Grove which is an outdoor shopping complex.   There are loads of great shops including Sephora, Nordstrom and Anthropologie to name a few, but the store that caught my eye was the recently opened Honest Beauty.   The Honest Company was founded by actress Jessica Alba and the beauty line was launched in September 2015, so I was excited to have a look around to find out more about the products.  The store is very minimalist, whilst the packaging is a light grey colour (which is a pain to photograph well I must say).  The range contains 17 skin care products and over 60 makeup products and they are all formulated without parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde carriers, PEGS, MCI/MI, Steareth-n, propylene glycol, petrolatum, SLS, SLES, sulfates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, chemical sunscreen and they are not tested on animals. I have to say that the lovely ladies that work there were really friendly and enthusiastic about the products and I came away …

Scentered Therapy Balm Review - Sleep Well & Stress Less

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Having just returned home from a fabulous holiday in Los Angeles & Las Vegas, I can tell you that jet lag is not fun.  Considering the time difference is -8 hours, I have struggled to get back to a normal sleep pattern since I arrived home.  I can get to sleep at my normal time of 11pm, but I keep waking up for a couple of hours around 2am, which isn't great when you have to go to work. One of the products that I am finding helpful is Scentered Sleep Well Therapy Balm which contains Palmarosa, Lavendar & Ylang Ylang and helps to clear the head, quieten the mind and relax the body.  Simply apply to pulse points on your wrist or neck and inhale deeply.  I find this definitely helps to calm me before  helping me drift off to sleep and I will definitely take it with me on my travels, as it's easy to use and pop into my bag and can be carried on the plane, so I can use it whenever I feel the need. I also have the Stress Less Therapy Balm which contains Chamomile, Neroli &…

Maple Holistics Argan Shampoo and Silk 18 Conditioner Review

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I'm Back!!!!  I've just returned from a great holiday in Los Angeles and Las Vegas where I've been for a couple of weeks.  Look out for my post soon on everything I got up to there.  The blog has been a bit quiet in October as I just didn't have a chance to write anything that I could schedule to post while on holiday, so hopefully regular service will resume now.  Also look out for my competition that will be starting in November. Anyway, I will stop waffling on and get on with my post.
I was sent some products from Maple Holistics to try out recently and after using them a number of times here's what I thought of them.
Argan Special Formula Shampoo* - this shampoo is for all scalp types and contains argan, jojoba, almond, peach kernel, camellia seed, avocado and botanical keratin for maximum hair nourishment and therapeutic action.  It's sulfate free and not tested on animals.  On first application it doesn't lather at all, you leave it on for a couple of m…