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July Beauty Discoveries… Needle-Free Botox, Body Conditioner, Natural BB Creams & More

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July has certainly been a month of new beauty discoveries.  I’ve come across all new natural BB Creams, Botox sans the needles, a handmade organic skincare range and rediscovered my love for a certain LUSH product.

I thought I would kick things off with Cosima Flawless Cream as this one caught my attention straight away.  Basically described as ‘Botox without needles’. Containing ground breaking prescription strength organic cosmeceuticals, Cosima believe anti-aging skincare should be safe, effective and free of toxins.  This needle-free Botox in a bottle is said to target the signs of aging such as fine lines, loss of elasticity, firmness, tone and vascular imperfections (that’s those annoying little red veins that start to show through as you age).  If you’ve considered Botox, but the thought of needles (and not knowing what it contains) is just too scary – you might want to give this natural botox alternative a whirl.

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Oasis Beauty is based in the South Island and operates from an old railway cottage dating back to 1898.  They specialise in multifunctional products that represent convenience, value for money and efficacy for their customers with an emphasis on sun protection and sensitive skin.  This ‘company with a conscience’ takes in rescue animals on site (for the love, NOT for testing of course) and their charity of choice is WSPA – so Oasis has completely won my heart already!!! But it’s not just about Oasis Beauty having a conscience and a big heart – you know how much I love my BB Creams so I was pretty excited to hear about their new line of beauty balms.  These BB Creams are handmade in New Zealand and are simply divine!  Not your average beauty balms – these BB Creams are the first to be made right here in NZ and Oasis is one of the first in the world to make a natural BB Cream!  Their range is really quite outstanding.  You can choose from a dewy finish to a powder finish and they come in various shades and tints.  These all-in-one correcting SPF moisturisers with built-in mineral foundation coverage are a welcome addition to the world of BB Creams and I’m a HUGE fan!! You can check Oasis out here: OASISBEAUTY

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This next lineup of skincare products, VERITE SPA ORGANICS, is what I would consider the Rolls Royce of hand-made, organic skincare.  Beautifully packaged and offering up pure indulgence with all-natural ingredients.  I’ve been using VERITE’S Jasmine & Ylang-Ylang Balancing Moisturiser, Jojoba & Olive Cleansing Balm and the Oatmeal & Orange Exfoliating Skin Refiner and I am totally in LOVE with these beauties!  I can honestly say I will be making my way through these beauty gems until I hit the bottom of the jars.

Created by founder Janin Dei-Conti, after beginning her aromatherapy journey at the prestigious Tisserand Institute in London in 1998, Janin embarked on transforming her study of plants essential oils into a life-long love affair. All products are hand blended in New Zealand in small batches in order to maintain their potency and effectiveness and have been developed for their healing, nourishing, anti-ageing and restorative properties. Only the highest grade certified organic, wild crafted organic and natural ingredients are used in VERITE’s processes – and I really think this shines through. Even their containers have been thought through –  organic ingredients are packaged in dark violet miron glass bottles to ensure the plant essences are preserved for longer. You can find VERITE skincare via this jump: VERITE ONLINE

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LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is my ‘rediscovered love’ this month.  LUSH really needs no introduction, unless you’ve been living under a rock I very much doubt there’s a person alive who doesn’t love LUSH!  I have to be very disciplined when it comes to shopping at LUSH, basically once I enter their store it’s all over.  I tell myself I am only going to buy a couple of things and THAT’S IT!  This never happens – I’m addicted to their bathbombs so inevitably I will leave with at least 10 of those and the Emotional Brilliance range is like an apothecary makeup wonderland so really, it’s no surprise that I take a couple of items home with me from that collection and on my last visit about a week ago, I rediscovered my love of the Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner (RABC).  As myself and a couple of friends looked around the store I saw a pottle of the RABC and picked it up to remind myself of the intoxicating scent (and of course to introduce it to my gal pals) I couldn’t believe I had forgotten how much I LOVE this lotion.  The scent of is like no other, the vanilla & rose mixed with notes of smokey tobacco (that’s not actually what it says but that’s what I think I can smell) is honestly irresistible.  Into my basket it went and I’m so glad it did. There has never been a time that I’ve worn this and NOT received a compliment or had someone ask what I’m wearing as it smells almost edible. I know you are supposed to apply it and then rinse it off in the shower, but I don’t – I just wear it as a body lotion all day and then remove it when I shower at night – it’s too good to rinse off! I love you LUSH!!

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Well that’s it for this months beauty finds – if you know of some amazing beauty/skincare brands you think are worth trying I’d love to hear from you so drop me a comment below.

Ange x
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2 Comments

  1. Winnie

    August 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Hi while I do love lushs products, the soaps and body washes really dry my skin out. Reading the ingredients and you see chemicals such as laurel sulphate etc.

    Go Native have an amazing range of products without any chemicals, and they’re organic, extra virgin blah blah. They also have recipes to make your own products. Hands on they’re cheaper and a better product.

    • Gurlinterrupted

      August 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Winnie

      I myself haven’t found that LUSH products dry my skin out – but as you know, everyone’s skin is different and I actually find them really moisturising, especially the Sultana of Soap.

      I’m absolutely going to go and take a look at Go Native though – thanks for letting me know. I love getting recommendations from others and they sound really interesting (especially ‘make your own’ recipes).

      xx

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