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The Spring/Summer #GreenBeautySwap 2016

Excuse the very belated post, but I am very excited today to show you what I received as part of the 2016 Spring/Summer #GreenBeautySwap! As always, the swap was arranged by my lovely friend Ria and I was actually lucky enough to be paired up with her this time around. I've got to say that Ria's choices for me were absolutely on point (insert heart eyes emoji here) and I've already been using and loving some of the items. Here's what she sent me:

Acure Organics Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion
Acure Organics is one of those cult brands in the green beauty community and although I have tried a fair few of their products, I've never tried any of their lotions. I haven't opened this yet as I have way too many body moisturisers on the go but I'm excited to try it.

PHB Ethical Beauty Orange & Lime Sugar Scrub
PHB Ethical Beauty have popped up on my blog many a time and I'm definitely a fan of the brand. I believe that these solid scrubs are a relatively new product and although I already own one from a different brand (received in a previous swap), I am yet to give the method a go. I have an inkling that I may remain a traditional scrub advocate but this formula seems like a great option for those who like multi-tasking shower products. 

Josh Rosebrook Hairspray
My first ever Josh Rosebrook product and boy am I loving it. I don't really use any hair styling products other than my holy grail Yarok Feed Your Ends and so it has been fun to switch things up with a bit of hairspray. I wouldn't say that I'm a styling product convert but I am appreciating the extra hold when I'm in the mood to curl my hair. 

Blue Labelle Light and Balancing Facial Oil
Blue Labelle has been on my radar for the longest time but unfortunately, I have not tried them until now. I'm absolutely loving this light facial oil and it is brilliant for my combo/oily skin. It's working really well as a daytime moisturiser and keeps my skin hydrated without being greasy - even in this hot weather we're having. I was even able to use it while holidaying in Croatia which is pretty impressive. I never thought I'd be using a facial oil in 36 degree heat!

Neek Skin Organics Austrialia Lipstick in Sunsets
As a self-confessed lipstick junkie, of course I was happy to see a lipstick included in my swap package. Unfortunately, this offering from Neek turned up broken but I have managed to use the shade a couple times and it's really pretty. I don't think it's really my kind of colour, with it being a very pink metallic coral, but hopefully I'll get some good use out of it. 

Stick around for some more detailed reviews once I've been using the products for a little longer. Thanks so much Ria! x

Spring/Summer Green Beauty Swap 2015

Okay, so it's summer. And what does that mean? The Spring/Summer Green Beauty Swap of course! The wonderful Ria from NaturiaBeauty hosts two fabulous green beauty swaps per year and I was absolutely ecstatic to get stuck in to the latest (you check out how the Christmas one went here). I've had great fun scouring Twitter and the blogs for what everyone else got and now you can finally see what I received! 

I was paired with Ashtynne from Green Beauty Babe and we were quick to get emailing and clue each other up on our perfect swap wishlist. Ashtynne and I were pretty flexible on brands etc so we just made sure that we let the other know what kind of ingredients we like to avoid. We were both a little delayed in terms of sending our packages (for various reasons), but when the day finally came, oh... it was a good one. Look at all the lovely goodies!

I'm super impressed with everything Ashtynne got me, especially as the package contains all brands that I've never tried before (minus Kahina). Also, I definitely squealed when I spied the Fat & The Moon Pimple Mud as it's something that I've been eyeing for the longest time. I was also stunned by that gorgeous Antonym Blush. The colour is absolutely beautiful and I've reached for it each and every time I've applied makeup since getting it; and look at that packaging! The Etta + Billie Ginger Orange Body Scrub is super interesting as well as it's solid... Lush style!

Here's a full list of what I so gratefully received:

Etta + Billie Ginger Orange Body Scrub

Fat + The Moon Pimple Mud

Kahina Night Cream (sample)

Yuli Harmony Body Oil (sample)

S. W. Basics Vegan Cocoa Lip Balm

Antonym Baked Blush in Peach

I'd just like to say another massive THANK YOU to Ria for arranging the swap and to Ashtynne for sending me such lovely things! Bring on the Christmas swap - yay!

Did you take part in the Spring/Summer Green Beauty Swap?