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

Recently, when I was talking skincare with Rossana Sotos, the  founder of I Am Natural Store, she asked me if I’d tried Bottega Organica. I’d looked at their offerings multiple times, but I’d never tried at any of their products. I was in need of a new mist, and Bottega Organica has an exhaustive range of mists for every possible skin type. I asked Rossana for a recommendation, and she told me she loved their Ageless Face Mist. When the owner of one of the most cutting-edge natural luxury skincare retailers in the country with an endless supply of products tells you she loves a product, you pay attention. Without any hesitation, I bought a bottle.



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