Well, well, well. We find ourselves in the midst of the dreaded 'New Year, New Me' renewal the world undertakes, then abandons by February. This usually involves diets, promises and the dropping of vices.
If you're anything like me and starting again, again, isn't up your alley, how about making your beauty routine a little more healthy with the assistance of Natures Healthbox?
Natures Healthbox, new for 2013, is a unique online service offering access to organic, natural and eco-friendly brands and products with all the necessary information to go along-side. Their own pledge is;
To provide a wide selection of natural, organic and eco-friendly brands alongside first class customer service with a smileCorresponding with the launch of the website this month, I was sent two products from the vast selection available to review and to show y'all to give you an inkling of what Natures Healthbox has to offer.
On any given day, I am delighted to open a package. One gloomy Friday, this turned up on my door and needless to say, I was particularly invigorated. Natures Healthbox includes a range of beauty and skincare products, as well as general well-being aids such as vitamins, oils, sundries, baby and children's products and cupboard snacks sure to hit the spot of anyone on a mission to cleanse. Not to be airy-fairy or flower-powery, but I love the concept of a well-selected plethora of products and brands geared towards the same ethos, it's a very honest idea and, as you'll see, is executed brilliantly.
I received, to my total surprise and delight, Trilogy Everything Balm* (£20.50 for 95ml) and Dragonfly Tea in Rooibos Vanilla* (£2.49 for 40 bags.)
Dragonfly Tea- Rooibos Vanilla
I have no specific love for tea. At all. But 2012 was a year of new discoveries for me, among them a love of hot drinks, courtesy of my part-time job in a cafe/restaurant. This vanilla tea is brilliant for lovers of the sweet: however, it also claims to deliver antioxidants and rehydration minerals which promote healthy circulation and glowing skin. Although, as the owner of volatile teenage skin, I cannot speak to its glowy-skin properties, I love this tea, as it's smooth, sweet and invigorating; a brilliant option for something a little different. It is a potent flavour, yet delivers a soft taste suitable for fresh 'up-and-at'em' mornings or 'easy-does-it' evenings. I'm buying myself a tea flask to take to college, I love it that much. If you love to experiment with flavour but are very happy at home with a 'cuppa' (Am I saying that right? Cuppa? I'm new, sorry) you'll appreciate Dragonfly Teas. They're also very affordable. Who knew?
Trilogy Everything Balm
As I sit typing at this ungodly hour, (half two in the morning) I have a healthy dose of this balm on my feet and ankles. This lavender-lemon scented balm, rich in olive, jojoba, evening primrose and the ever-famous rosehip oil, is beautifully nourishing on tired skin and hungover feet, elbows and knees. Yes, they can be hungover too. I'm proof.
If you think your Vaseline does the job, think again. Trilogy disposes of this long-term moisture-robber and uses beeswax and other natural antioxidants to enrich the skin. Once or twice a month (my skin can handle no more without kicking off) I like to smother this on my entire face overnight to treat my skin, whilst my personal favourite use is to use it as a night-time lip conditioner and eye serum. Spreading it onto irritated winter skin proves calming, whilst the scent and moisture of the product give it a very luxe, 'pamper product' feeling.
I love the Everything Balm, just because I'll never not have a place for it. When my skin is dry, I slap it on. When my lips are withered by cold, Everything Balm is there. When I can't sleep, I rub it into my temples. When my heels are in poor shape after a night out, I rub it in and think nothing more of it. Though I doubt its total ability to clear up my own acne-prone skin with its seemingly-invincible antioxidant powers, I love Everything Balm and it truly is, for almost everything.
Overall, I am impressed by Natures Healthbox. Whilst it is a credit to the individual brands that the products themselves are of such a high standard, it is to Natures Healthbox's own credit that it has so successfully extracted the best of the best from the natural health and beauty world and will offer it on the interwebz with quality customer service. I cannot fully attest to this yet, but each of the individuals I spoke to were helpful, well-informed and friendly. Can you ask for any more?
Natures Healthbox will be available on January 9th 2013 at www.natureshealthbox.co.uk
What are your New Year's beauty solutions and wonder products?