I have a long history of not testing the samples that come with my skincare orders. Usually, I put them away in boxes and forget all about them. Recently, when I received a whole bunch of samples from very generous online retailers (I Am Natural Store and Be Naturally You, extra-special shout outs to you!), I decided to make an effort to try them straightaway. Here are my mini reviews based on my first impressions:


Shampoo: Brilliant shampoo, deserves all the praise it gets. It lathers a lot better than most natural shampoos. Has a unique (but pleasant) smell, which may take some getting used to.

Conditioner: I’ll definitely be buying a full bottle of this. It’s luscious, creamy, and coats hair very well for a natural conditioner. Leaves hair soft and healthy, without weighing it down. Love at first use! View Post


I love Korean beauty for its innovative approach to skincare, but until Cult Beauty started curating ‘clean’ skincare, there was no way of getting natural products outside of Korea. Blithe is one of Glow Recipe’s bestselling brands, their products contain high concentrations of natural ingredients and are not tested on animals. Two big ticks. I’ve been meaning to try their Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum for almost a year, and I finally got hold of a tub recently.I’ve been using it regularly for the last one week, and here are my first impressions:

What is it?

It’s a pressed serum, which means it’s a serum and moisturiser combined. It contains 60% chaga mushroom, which according to the package, imparts ‘ultimate nutrition and firmness.’ Like many Korean products, it contains bio-available fermented ingredients like fermented argan and olive oils. View Post