Tuesday, February 19, 2019

New Website Announcement & Links Galore

Hello Lovelies πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•


How are all of you? Whether you are new here or not, first and foremost I would like to thank you for coming here, for reading my blog and continuing to follow my green beauty journey. This is also to ask you to keep following me in my new self hosted website 

because that's exactly where I will continue to blog. 
Many thanks in advance and have a great day! This blog has over 400+ posts, many of them are reviews, so please feel free to stay here for a little while and browse to your heart's content too.

Skincare Reviews & Related Posts

 ✔ Bella Aura Skincare Review

✔ My Love Lula Must Haves

✔ DrHauschka Rose Day Cream Review

✔ Mahalo Review

✔ ISUN Skincare Review

✔ How To Make Any Sheet Mask Last 3x Longer

✔ 12 Best Green Beauty Discoveries from 2017

My Little Beauty Hacks

Meadows Review - Irish Series

Winter 2018 Natural & Organic Favourites

Shopping My Green Beauty Stash #5 April 2018

✔ Lavera Hydro Effect Serum Review

Natural & Organic Products for my Princess - And Yours!

My Skincare Routine - Natural & Organic Products 2018

Be In Blossom Black Coral Serum Review

Alteya Organics Facial Sprays Review

✔ 5 Natural & Organic Autumn Skincare Must Haves

✔ Isun Skincare Peptide Eye Cream Review

✔ ISUN Skincare UK Ormus Myst Review

✔ Neal's Yard Remedies Palmarosa Moisturiser Review

✔ Earthwise Beauty Review

✔ I Love Balms (not a review post)

✔ ISUN Herbal Shea Butter Review

✔ ISUN Emerald Sun Hydrosol Review

✔ ISUN Soothing Balm Review

✔ ISUN Skincare Peptide Eye Cream Review

✔ 100% Pure Organic Matcha Moisturiser Review

✔ 100% Pure Caffeine Sheet Masks Review

✔ Herbivore Brighten Mask Review

✔ Vintner's Daughter Review

✔ My Toners And Mists Collection

✔ Reviews I Never Posted 
(check this if you are interested in my two cents on NYR White Tea Eye Gel, Lil Fox Miami Eye Butter, Zatik Organic Sea Buckthorn & Apricot Moisturiser, Naobay Soft Tolerance & Eye Contour Cream, Soley EyeGlo Face Cream)

✔ NYR Stash & Experience

✔ NYR Wild Rose Beauty Balm Review

✔ 2016 Best Products

✔ My Morning Routine featured on No More Dirty Looks 2016

                                                  Body Care Reviews

Inner Senses Body Oils Review 

Two Fabulous Natural Toothpastes from Dutch Health Store

✔ Lotus Wei Review

✔ DIY Whipped Nourishing Body Butter
✔ Greenfrog Botanic Review

✔ Dudu Osun Black Soap Review

✔ Organii Review

✔ 2016 Best Products

✔ Flying Wild Balms Review

✔ Flying Wild Honey Body Butter Review

✔ Weleda Review

✔  My Morning Routine featured on No More Dirty Looks 2016

✔ Neal's Yard Remedies Stash & Experience

✔ Natural After Sun Care and a few DIYs


 Haircare Reviews

✔ Dermorganics Shampoo Review

✔ How To Have Healthy Hair Again (the natural way)

✔ Scalp Tonic Spray DIY


Here is a thing about me and DIY - as much as I love a good DIY, I will only do it if it is super easy to make, has minimal ingredients and works just as good as the shop bought version.
If some recipe has too many steps or requires too many ingredients, I am less likely to do it. Yes, I know I can make anything under the sun if I will put enough effort into it, but at the same time I don't want to purchase all those fabulous oils, butters, micas and extracts only to be sitting on my shelf and expiring slowly.. I am only one woman, and as I don't sell any of my creations, I want to have minimal stuff. And any products containing water, I am leaving to the professional formulators - as we all know, products containing water can get contaminated very quickly, so they have to be either consumed very quickly or to have preservatives added in.  
P.s. some of my DIYs were complete fails, so they never made into actual posts. Beetroot blush, anyone? :) 

So here are my DIY links for those of you who are interested:

DIY Facial Steam 

DIY Make Up Brushes Cleaner Spray
✔ DIY Deodorant Recipe (7+ years in use) 

✔ How To Make Any Sheet Mask Last 3x Longer (sort of DIY)

✔ DIY Manuka Masks - over 12 recipes

✔ DIY Magnesium Oil

✔ DIY Liquid Eyeliner

✔ Make Up Brushes Sanitiser Spray

✔ Master Multitasker and Lip & Cheeks Multiple
(inspired by iconic Master Mixer by RMS Beauty)

✔ Poor Man's Z-palette & labels
(I was told to correct it to Smart Woman's Z-palette on IG, just loving it)

✔ Monsters Be Gone DIY Spray

✔ DIY Whipped Nourishing Body Butter

✔ Natural After Sun Care and a few DIYs

✔ DIY Deodorant, Lip Balm & Body Oil

✔ Solid Perfume DIY

✔ Scalp Tonic Spray

✔ Lemon Vinegar All Purpose House Cleaner

✔ Felted Soap

✔ A Few DIY Recipes (no pictures)

✔ How To Make Any Sheet Mask Last 3x Longer

Natural Make Up Reviews   

Pure Anada Review

✔  Pure Anada Mineral Makeup Review

✔  Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer

✔  Natural Nars Orgasm Dupes - Over 20 Alternatives!

✔  Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Review

✔  AnnMarie Skincare Mineral Foundation

✔  Couleur Caramel Make Up Review

✔ Luk Beautifood Lipsticks (and interview with the founder)

✔ Living Nature Thickening Mascara Review

✔ Zao Organic Make Up Review

✔  Red Apple Lipstick Review

✔  Jane Iredale Review 

✔  Lily Lolo BB Cream Review

✔  Lily Lolo Mascara Review

✔  Living Nature Illuminating Foundation

✔  100%Pure Pretty Naked II Review 

✔  100%Pure Luminous Primer Review

✔  100%Pure Gemmed Lip Glosses Review

✔  100%Pure Mascaras Round Up Review

✔  Purely You Minerals Review

✔  Maias Minerals Review (Maias Mineral Galaxy)

✔  My thoughts on Kjaer Weis Organic Foundation 

✔  My Everyday Make Up or 5 Minutes Face

✔  DIY Master Multasker & Lip/Cheek Multiple

✔  2016 Best Products

✔  English Mineral Make Up Review

✔ Zuii Organics

✔  My Morning Routine featured on No More Dirty Looks 2016

Please like and share my posts on social media, it really helps to get the green beauty word out – and you will forever have my gratitude!







Lots of Love,

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Please Vote For Me in UK Blog Awards 2019

Hello Lovelies,

Welcome back! And if you are new here, welcome πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Please Vote for me in #UKBA19!

May I please please ask for a bit of Your time to vote for me in the UK Blog Awards 2019? It would mean a world to me if you did - all you have to do is click a heart new to my name - click here to go to the UK Blog Awards voting page.

In nearly a decade of my blogging I've never ever asked anything of you, this is the first time - so if you enjoy my blog and found it helpful, could you please do me this one favour and vote for me? You will have instant gratitude from me - and I promise to work even harder from now on xo

Please be sure to subscribe to my new blog GreenLifeInDublin.com, because that's where I am continuing my green beauty journey.

Many thanks in advance, God Bless!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Alteya Organics Organic Facial Sprays Review

Hi Lovelies,

Welcome back! And welcome, if you are new here πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Alteya Organics Organic Facial Sprays Review

Today I wanted to talk about recent love of mine, Alteya Organics facial mists, Organic Bulgarian Rose Water & Organic Bulgarian Chamomile Water.  The brand is new(ish) to Love Lula, but have been in business for many years. You can also get it from their own website. Alteya Organics was born in 1999 but growing and caring for roses has been a family tradition for over a century, since the early 1900s. Their organic rose fields, shielded by the slopes of two majestic mountain ranges, are in the heart of the Bulgarian Rose Valley, the land of Thracian Kings and home to the world’s finest flower – the Bulgarian Rose.
I don't know if you have experienced a true smell of rose essential oil, the true finest quality oil - and let me tell you, you are in for a treat! Alteya Organics products are the real deal, and my nose agrees! I am not a expert of essential oils or anything, but I remember my mom using rose otto as her perfume when I was very little, so the smell is ingrained into my memory very deeply. You could smell if on her for days people! So the first whiff of the Alteya Organics Organic Bulgarian Rose Water took me back to that happy childhood place - isn't it amazing that a smell has a power to evoke memories we thought we forgot long time ago? Obviously the rose water is not the essential oil, but you know what I am trying to say - the products do have the same scent profile and I am so happy to finally found true rose products, the way they should be, and certified organic, no less! A match made in the Green Beauty Heaven. If you think you are not a fan of roses, because all you experienced was that synthetic sickly sweet rose smell, or worse still, musty "grandma's" rose smell, I would highly suggest you give this company a try and you will be a new convert! I know I am so happy to finally rediscover true rose products and a company I can trust. Up until now I haven't had much luck when it comes to rose scented products in the green beauty realm, I have tried a few, but they never delivered on one count or another. You might think why I am singing so much praises for this brand if I only have tried two face mists from them? Well, that's not quite a case, I am also using (and loving) their Alteya Organics Rose Otto Regenerating Concentrate (and a handful of samples), and me and the brand are collaborating on further product reviews very soon, so expect to hear about some more products soon. The Regenerating Concentrate is in testing phase and not yet in review phase yet, which is why I am starting with the facial mists. Both of them are in heavy daily use for months, and I love them both equally! We all know how good rose water is for your skin, and I am making sure to treat my face (and hair) to it daily. I even use it as aura mist and to hydrate the dry office air as well. Basically I need endless supply of it! Same with camomile water, although I have to say I reach for it for the facial misting purposes more often than not, I find it very good at soothing my skin when it is irritated or experiencing yet another dermatitis breakout. By the way, little side note here - if You haven't got on well with the smell of Balm Balm Chamomile hydrosol, try this, this smells much more milder and more chamomile tea like. I know both of the products will be repurchases for life, that's for sure! If you follow me for some time you know that I have a very very sensitive and dermatitis prone skin (lucky girl, I know), which is why I am afraid of trying any new skincare products - I am most likely to experience irritation, even if the label says "suitable for all skin types". And before you ask, no, my skin is not sensitized, it is sensitive, and it has always been this way, ever since I was a child. No, I don't test new products every single day or even week, and no, I don't overload my skin with too many products and actives. No, I don't exfoliate my skin too much, once a week or every two weeks, that's about it. Very few products go on my face on a daily basis, usually it is my beloved Bella Aura skincare (review), tried and trusted sunscreen, one of these facial mists, and that's about it. Yes, I do test a new skincare product from time to time, as a blogger I have that kind of responsibility, but boy, I am becoming so selective to what goes on my face. Well, you kind of have to, when you realize you are much too sensitive to what a green beauty world has to offer, don't you? 
Very happy to report no irritations to Alteya Organics products, or should I say products I have tried so far, we will see what the future holds - but I am excited about it.  
Back to talk about the brand, shall we? 
The family owned company grows and harvests roses and lavender, and distill premium organic rose and lavender essential oils and flower waters using generations-old recipes. They also offer a wide range of organic plant extracts, oils and herbs from the eco-regions of the Balkan Mountain. After many years of extensive research, they enhanced our proprietary steam-distillation method that marries 400 years of tradition with science, to extract flower essences that are dermatology-grade and retain the therapeutic properties and synergy of the plants. 
For years, Alteya’s scientific team has been researching ancient traditional recipes and the miracle effects of organic rose oil (rose otto) on skin. As a result, they were able to produce rare and limited rose Organic skin and body care based on old proven formulations enhanced to specifically meet the skincare needs of modern, eco-savvy people. It is based on an exclusive compound, their proprietary Bio-Damascena Skin Reviving Complex – a combination of organic essential oils and extracts combined with Organic Rose Otto – designed to improve skin's resistance to environmental factors and slow down the aging process.
Now tell me that doesn't sound amazing? I sure want to delve more into that! 
They work hard to ensure that Alteya Organics creates products that are superior to those from other companies in the industry in terms of quality, potency and benefits. One other key highlight that distinguishes them from most other natural and organic companies is that we adhere to the strict USDA organic standard. Needless to say, they have rigorous company policies and procedures in place that ensure that every single item they produce passes detailed quality inspection by the company staff and where applicable, by third-party laboratories. They are committed to providing superior quality, environmentally safe and organic skin and body care products as well as aromatherapy ingredients to satisfy the needs of our customers.
Are you convinced? I sure am, nice to know we as a customers are in a good hands. Even their facial mists are therapeutic grade! I haven't tried that myself yet, but the company suggests using them as food and beverage flavour enhancers, how amazing is that? What's more, both of the mists have only one ingredient in each, which is organic rose water and organic chamomile water retrospectively. And did I mention they don't cost an arm an the leg and are very affordable indeed? I made sure to buy Organic Chamomile Water as soon as the brand launched in Love Lula a good few months ago and was happy to discover the Organic Rose Water came in the Love Lula Beauty box soon after. So it is one of those cases when I tested the products for months and months prior to the review - both of them carried me through the whole summer, the heatwave, and are still at my side now, when we are fast approaching colder season. I know some parts of Europe still have 25 degrees Celcius, but here in Ireland I am back to long sleeves and leather jackets for weeks already. And I know from experience both of them will come so in handy once the heating will be on. I just realised I forgot to mention the mister - it is actually rather good! Granted, I only tried the ones on the plastic bottles, no the (eco) glass bottles, those might be different, I don't know, but the misters on plastic bottles I am quite happy with - not as fine as let's say Jane Iredale or Josh Rosebrook's, but you don't get that "garden hose" feeling either, the mist goes evenly on the whole face. And they last for months! Well worth the money. I already mentioned Chamomile water as one of my Love Lula favourites here, and let's just say this will not be the end of you hearing about this brand in my blog either :)
If you are intrigued, you can get them from their website and Love Lula, one of my favourite online shops ever, No hard push, I am not all about that life - if you know me for some time, you know I am only sharing the love for products I truly love and believe in myself. It is safe to say they have got The Green Life In Dublin Seal Of Approval!  

Love Lula - my fave online shop for all things natural and organic
Love Lula - my fave online shop for all things natural and organic

Now it is your turn! Tell me if you have tried these facial mists or any other product by Alteya Organics? How did you like them? Please share, I want to know :)
That's it for today, see you here on my new greenlifeindublin.com website again very shortly. Always new posts on Tuesdays xo






Lots Of Love,

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Green Beauty Products I Love And Recommend & New Website

Hi Lovelies,

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First and foremost I wanted to say HUGE THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART to each and every one of you who read my blog, followed me on my green beauty journey on this platform here. Hugs and kisses all around! After using this free blogger platform since 2009, I grew up and invested in my own self hosted website, GreenLifeInDublin.com, so I would love to invite you all to keep following my journey over there. And as farewell post here, what's better post than rounding up my absolute favourites I found in my almost-a-decade green beauty journey? Right?
So, without further ado, let's see my best products? If Green Life In Dublin Awards existed, these would be it!
Each and every single product is well and thoroughly tested by me - I would never dream of recommending a  product I haven't used and loved myself.
I always try to get discounts for you guys so you could save $£€

PureAnada.ca - "GREENLIFE" saves You 25%!!!
 Also, please know that Love Lula ship free worldwide for all orders 15£+
(some of the links will be affiliate links, but not all. I am not about that life, I love creating good content and sharing good natural products!)

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Green Life In Dublin Best Products - My Favourites

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Green Life In Dublin favourite natural make up


BB cream

Cream concealer  

Powder concealer

Setting Powder





Eyebrow Product(s)

Eye Pencil

Liquid Eyeliner

Single/ Duo Eye Shadow

Eye Shadow Palette


Lip Gloss

Lip Balms

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Green Life In Dublin best skincare products


Facial Oil

Water/ Aloe Based Serum

Oil Based Serum

  • see facial oils


  • Mahalo Rare Indigo

Lip Balm

Acne Treatment

Dermatitis Treatment

Face Cleanser (gel /cream/ liquid)

Balm Cleanser

Oil Cleanser

Moisturiser with SPF

Balm with SPF (Beach Balm & Lip Balm)

Face Exfoliant 

Make Up Remover

Eye Make Up Remover

Under Eye Cream

Face Mask

Toner/ mist

Face /Neck Tools

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Green Life In Dublin Best Bodycare Products

Body Scrub

Body Wash


Body Oil

Body SPF Product

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Green Life In Dublin Best Haircare



Hair and Scalp Oil

Dry Shampoo

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Green Life In Dublin Favourite Products

Natural Perfume

Natural(ish) Nail Polishes



Tooth Oil

Gum Health


Tongue Cleaner


 I hope this was in any way interesting and/or helpful to you, and if it leads to at least one person finding a good product, then my work is done. Please be on the lookout for the reviews of many of these products, either here or in my new corner of the internet, GreenLifeInDublin.com Please come along with me over there :)

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 Lots Of Love! See You in my new blog!