13 Feb 2014

Green Beauty for Beginners

Today I have a pretty great guest post for you written by the lovely Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really. Her blog is super dreamy (that layout!!) and I was so excited when she chose to be an advertiser on my blog for the month! Make sure you click on over to see what I mean once your done reading her post ;) 

First of all, a big hello to Annabel's lovely readers! This beautiful girl let me take over for one post and today I'll be sharing some natural goodies with you. I'm so happy I get to guest post on Annabel's blog which I've been reading for absolute ages. So, let's get on with it!
Personally, I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to natural products. I haven't yet made THE big step, meaning cutting out all the unnatural products – I don't know if I ever will, but I am very passionate about the cause. This is the reason why I decided to post about some goodies I've been loving and what I've discovered about the natural world.

Let's start of with skincare. As you can see in the first photo, I've gone a bit wild with my products. But I have to say, this is where natural really makes a difference. First, I'd like to mention Antipodes, a brand I think we're all familiar with now. I have their Aura Manuka Honey Face Mask as well as the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. I know they're expensive, but they're truly amazing. The mask makes my skin glow from the inside, while the cream is thick, but absorbs incredibly fast. I love the smell of both as well. I'm also in love with Lavera, and I've previously posted about my love for their cleansing gels. I've tried two and they are absolutely amazing and very thorough cleansers. I'm also having a bit of a love affair with Melvita – I wouls strongly recommend their Floral Waters (which come in a new packaging now), I have the Orange Blossom scent and it's absolutely amazing as a setting spray and a good dupe for Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I also like Caudalie, though I have not tried many things from their line, but Divine Oil is definitely a winner. I've recently gotten Dr. Alkaitis products, which is a very interesting brand as well. Basically, their motto is - if you cannot eat it, don't put it on your face. They even had a PR event where they served little sandwiches with the moisturizers as a topping! I'm not sure I would eat the products per se, but I cannot wait to see how they treat my skin. If you ever come to Slovenia, I'd definitely like to spotlight a beautiful natural line we have - it's called Krasna and is made mainly with lavender. I've tried their dry exfoliator, which is really fun to use - you mix it into a paste and apply it to your face. Also in love with their lip balm, and the line is very affordable. The other two lip balms I've been absolutely loving are by Akamuti and Pai. Honestly, they are comparable to Nuxe's ever so famous Reve de Miel lip balm, just amazing! And finally, I have to spotlight Living Nature, a natural brand that is famous for their Night Oil, which I can tell you is lovely!


Let's move on to makeup. Boy, what a sad sight this photo is - only two products?! Unfortunately, I haven't tried many natural makeup brands, but I do love Lavera. I recently reviewed this foundation and you can find swatches on my blog, but I'd also like to say that the concealer is quite nice as well. Not the best for undereye circles, but great for blemishes.


And as far as hair care goes, I feel the need to spotlight Davines. A brand not many have heard of, since it's sold in hair salons mostly. I have fallen in love with their Dry Shampoo as well as the Hair Milk, which also acts as a heat protectant. Just beautiful products which make a huge difference.

Well, there you have it - some first impressions by a natural newbie. I'm sure most readers of Fragmented Splendour are more familiar with the natural landscape than I am, but I hope you've discovered some new brands. And I'm out! :)

  Živa x


Thanks so much Živa, now I really want to try Dr. Alkaitis products! ;) If you would like to advertise and have a feature post on my blog, take a look here! Prices start at £6 for the whole month and adverts are all processed through super easy to use passionfruit.

11 comments

  1. As soon as I saw this post I knew I had to follow her! Instant love... ♥

    Adrienne @ Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin' | YouTube

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  2. Well done Živa :) I hope you take the big step! x

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  3. Gorgeous post and blog, I have followed thank you for the introduction Annabel! :) Xx

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  4. Thank you so much for having me Annabel & thanks to the lovely ladies for the nice comments! I loved writing this post. :) x

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  5. Great post! and great brands too :-) Loving the new design of Melvita products! x

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  6. What a lovely post! I enjoyed reading about Ziva's picks and routine. There a few new brands I'm going to have to try now :)
    -Kasey from pleinvanity.com

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  7. I love the Antipodies Manuka Honey Mask :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. This is a great post! The Antipodes honey mask is on my wishlist and these brands are great ones to introduce people to green beauty! I hope Ziva takes the step to all green beauty :)

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  9. Antipodes is a brand I've been experimenting with and I'm really hoping to add more of their products to my collection!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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