Dr Botanicals Cocoa Noir Time Reverse Facial Serum Review Natural Vegan Cruelty Free Skincare

Chocolate Heaven: Dr Botanicals Cocoa Noir Time Reverse Facial Serum!

Hi guys and dolls!  How are you today?  I hope you’re having a great day!  Confession:  I should have written this post about 3 weeks ago… It seems all my recent posts begin with the confessions of a bad blogger!!  I’ve been quite poorly but the odd time I’ve had a better day, the light has been too bad to take the photos (I know, excuses excuses!)  Anyway, we’re here now: and I’m going to tell you all about the gorgeous Dr Botanicals Cocoa Noir Time Reverse Facial Serum.

Dr Botanicals Cocoa Noir Time Reverse Facial Serum Review Natural Vegan Cruelty Free Skincare

Dr Botanicals Cocoa Noir Time Reverse Facial Serum


If you’ve read my blog before, you might know that I’m a Dr Botanicals ambassador!  This means that they send me one product a month to review for you guys, free of charge.  I’m not being paid for my reviews and all opinions are totally honest and completely my own!

About Dr Botanicals

Dr Botanicals are London-based, and aim to combine a passion for plant based traditional thinking and the latest science. They use a lot of natural oils and plant extracts, as they believe they can make a genuine difference to the skin.  I love that they use 100% totally natural ingredients.  There are many ‘natural’ brands, but most don’t use entirely natural ingredients, as it can be more expensive and difficult to source.  There are no parabens or harmful preservatives in any of the products.

My favourite aspect of Dr Botanicals is that they don’t ever test on animals.  They are also vegan and PETA certified, which is even better!


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National Bed Month // Dr Botanicals Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque!

Hi guys, happy Friday!!  I hope you have something nice planned for this weekend.  If you’re a fellow spoonie and you’re stuck in bed, get cosy and watch lots of great films 😀  If you’re a regular reader, you may remember my exciting news: I’m a Dr Botanicals Brand Ambassador!  This means that they send me a different product each month to test, for me to review.  My reviews will always be honest, I’m not being paid for the posts or to say anything I don’t mean!  Last month’s super-luxurious product was the Moroccan Rose and Shea Body Cream – click on the name to read my review.  But more to the point, this month’s product is the Dr Botanicals Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque!

Dr Botanicals Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque Review National Bed Month

Dr Botanicals Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque


Who Are Dr Botanicals?

Dr Botanicals are a 100% natural UK skincare brand, who use no parabens.  But even better than that, they are completely cruelty-free and vegan-certified!  They are based in London and aim to combine a passion for plant based traditional thinking with the latest science.

Dr Botanicals use a lot of natural oils and plant extracts, as they believe they can make a genuine difference to the skin.  I love that they use 100% totally natural ingredients.  It’s so easy to claim to be a ‘natural’ brand but most don’t use entirely natural ingredients, as it can be more expensive and difficult to source.  There are no harmful preservatives in any of the products.


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Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose & Shea Butter Body Repairing Cream Review Discount Code

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose & Shea Butter Body Repairing Cream // Vegan CF Skincare Review

Hola!  How are you?  I hope you’re well and enjoying February – the month of love!  Whether that’s romantic love, or just learning to love yourself, I hope February is a great one for you.  If you read this post, you’ll know that I have just become a Brand Ambassador for Dr Botanicals!  I’ve had such a lovely response to the news, so thank you very much 🙂  So this is my first review as a Brand Ambassador – and it starts with the gorgeous Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose & Shea Butter Body Repairing Cream!

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose & Shea Butter Body Repairing Cream Review Discount Code

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose & Shea Butter Body Repairing Cream

Love Your Body This Valentines

You may remember this post, where I reviewed two other products from the Moroccan Rose line.  I absolutely loved them, and am still using up the last bits of those two products now!  They really do go a long way.  I was excited to try something else from the Moroccan Rose range, as I love the scent.  

Dr Botanicals chose this product for February as their theme for the month is “Love your body this Valentines”.  I suppose as a gift (to a loved one, or yourself), it’ll last longer than actual roses!


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Kat Von D Makeup KVD Makeup Reviews

Trying Kat Von D Makeup (KVD)!

Hey guys!  If you’re into makeup, you’ll probably already know that Kat Von D Makeup is finally available here in the UK (about time!)  Kat Von D Makeup stormed the makeup world in 2008, and has been raved about all over YouTube and beauty forums for the last few years.  I’ve been dying to get my hands on some to try!

Kat Von D Makeup KVD Makeup Reviews

Kat Von D Makeup Minis

Getting Kat Von D Makeup in the UK

Kat Von D Makeup is now available to buy from Debenhams, in store or online.  It is pretty pricey, but the general consensus is that it’s worth it for the quality of the products.  I was a bit reluctant to shell out a lot of money for something I’ve never tried, until the perfect solution came along!  Love Me Beauty celebrated the launch of Kat Von D Makeup in the UK by making mini KVD products available in one of their monthly bags.  If you haven’t heard of Love Me Beauty, check out this post.  Basically, they are a monthly beauty box (or bag!) but you choose all the products yourself.

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Natural organic makeup Bella Vi primer Bella Vi foundation Benecos lipstick Pink Rose Benecos makeup brush reviews

Best of Natural Makeup & Beauty: My Picks!

Hey guys, hope you’re well?  This post has been a long time in the making!  I was sent/bought these products quite a few months ago but a combination of bad health and wanting to test them thoroughly slowed things down!  I happened to be sent a few natural makeup bits from two different companies around the same time.  It made me wonder how more natural products compared to my tried and true makeup favourites.  As a vegetarian and someone who cares about the environment and animals, you’d think I’d be a bit more ‘in the know’ about natural beauty products.  I’m not, but I definitely plan to find out a bit more, after testing out these bits and pieces!

Natural organic makeup Bella Vi primer Bella Vi foundation Benecos lipstick Pink Rose Benecos makeup brush reviews

L-R: Bella Vi Foundation, Bella Vi Primer, Benecos Lipstick in Pink Rose and Benecos Eyeshadow Brush

I was very kindly sent the Bella Vi primer and foundation, and the Benecos lipstick, for review purposes.  As always, despite this, my views are always honest and wholly my own.  I bought the Benecos brush myself.

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July 2016 Glossybox Review and Unboxing

Glossybox // July 2016 // Review and Unboxing!

Hi guys!  Hope you’re having a good day.  It’s that time again – Glossybox time!  The July Glossybox is based around the best beauty products to bring us a sunless sunkissed glow.  

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box where you sign up for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months to get one box per month.  The box will include five samples/products – they are always a surprise, as you don’t choose what you receive.  The box costs £13.25 per month for the month-to-month plan, but can be as little as £11.75 if you are willing to commit for a whole year.  

July 2016 Glossybox Review and Unboxing July Glossybox

July 2016 Glossybox

If you decide to sign up, you can use this link which will help me collect points but there is absolutely no pressure to use it.  If you would prefer not to, simply google Glossybox and sign up there!

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July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing

You Beauty Box // July 2016 // Review and Unboxing!

Hey guys! I’m a little more on time with my July You Beauty Box unboxing – hooray! Glossybox will be coming soon too – check me out, I’m on a roll 😀

The July You Beauty Box theme is ‘The Jet Set Edit’!  Of course, all the beauty boxes are focusing on summer, sun and holidays at the moment.  Bit depressing for me as I’m too poorly to go away on holiday, so cross your fingers for some UK sun for me!

You Beauty Box is a monthly subscription beauty box.  You select two products yourself, from a shortlist.  You Beauty then add in two more ‘bonus’ products – all subscribers get the same.  These may be accessories, hair/makeup/beauty products or a “healthy treat”.  The box is just £6.95 including postage, which I think is fantastic value for money.  It’s the cheapest box I’ve personally seen on the market.  

They also now offer the option of choosing 3 products (plus the bonus treats) for £8.95 or 4 products for £10.95.  You can find out more, or subscribe here.

July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing

July 2016 – You Beauty Box

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