Friday, 5 November 2010

Some things I'm loving right now

Hello! Rachel here. Remember me? Goodness, it's been a long time since I've been here, for which I can only apologise profusely! When you've been away from something for a while it's very hard to get back into the swing of things, so that's my only excuse, but I will try and make up for it and be a better blogger! Today, to ease myself in slowly, I thought I'd just share with you a few products that I've been using lately that are that little bit greener.

First up we have this Method laundry liquid. Now, I will put my hand up and admit that I only bought these because they were on special offer - the normal, full price is more that I would really want to pay, so I snapped up a couple of bottles when I saw they were reduced.

On the back of the bottle it says " biodegradable, 95% plant-based formula, 70% less detergent, water + plastic per load than 2x concentrated detergent, save energy and wash at 30degrees"
I almost always wash at 30degrees now and I've been very happy with how this detergent performs - our clothes are clean and they smell nice, what more could you want? I shall be keeping a eye out for more special offers on this so that I can stock up!

Next, is this Dr Organic range of toiletries which I recently discovered in our local Holland&Barrett. I am rather fickle when it comes to toiletries and do love trying new things, so I thought I'd give this range a go. The range includes soaps, shampoos & conditioners, shower gels, body lotion, hand cream and facial moisturisers (but, rather oddly I think, no facial cleansers) and there are a number of varieties - lavender, tea tree, Vitamin E, Manuka Honey and pomegranate. So far, we have tried 2 of the shower gels (tea tree - big thumbs up from my eldest - and vitamin e) and I have been using some of the face creams and a body lotion. The vitamin e oil is my latest purchase - I have very dry, sensitive skin and it does need a bit of extra care, especially in the winter, so this is perfect. In fact, I really do like all the products I've tried so far and am planning to try out the shampoo & conditioner next. The whole range is very reasonably priced and contains bioactive & organic ingredients and no parabens, SLS, artificial colours or fragrances.

Finally, I am loving these mineral cosmetics by Lily Lolo. I don't wear a lot of make up but I am finding that, as I get older, I do need to make a little bit more of an effort! So I use their mineral foundation and have several of their eyeshadows, which come in a fabulous selection of colours. The products are free from harsh chemicals, dyes & fillers and parabens. Almost all the products are manufactured in the UK and are not tested on animals. They do some brilliant kits too, some of which can be customised with your own choice of product shades, and also sell make up brushes.

So, those are the products that I am enjoying right now. How about you?
Rachel x


sweetmyrtle said...

hi Rachel,
thanks for the make up link... my nearly teenager would like to build up a little makeup and this sounds ideal. the shadow colours are really funky.
happy weekend to you.

Bagladee said...

Lily lolo ROCKS!!! I buy it too, I love the fact you can buy little tester pots so that you can get your shade of foundation right. I'm loving mine!!! xx