Thursday, 5 June 2014

S/S Green Beauty Swap with Ria (Naturia Beauty)

A few weeks ago Ria from Naturia Beauty organised a green beauty swap. We were paired together and got talking. I'm not going to lie I felt a bit nervous buying for someone who is quite established in their green regime and whose own blog I read for advice.

Anyway after a few deep breathes and a few emails from Ria, I got shopping, which was so much fun. You can see what I got her here. Firstly I opened my package to see a lovely pink box, which really brightened my day and I hadn't even opened it yet! I want to say that I have really enjoyed being part of a swap. It was a great opportunity to get to know someone who I wouldn't normally get to chat with. It has been great getting know Ria.

When I did open it, I could not believe how generous Ria had been, check out what fantastic products she sent me.

As you can see Ria sent me one hell of a great beauty box and I was overwhelmed with gratitude for how generous she has been.

Green People Anti-Age Eyeliner: I think Ria may have noticed my occasional rants about finding a decent eyeliner. I like that she chose a grey rather than black. It gives me another colour option to try out. (This eyeliner has won a Beauty Bible Award )

Ila Pure Relaxation Bath Soak and Body lotion for nurturing skin: These smell amazing, I'm planning a mid week pamper and a bath soak is most definitely on the list. They are both packed with essential oils, which is right up my street.

Eco Tools Foam Applicator: This was so exciting to open, I already have a few Eco Tool brushes but not this one! I'm looking forward to see how well it applies foundation and if that pointed tip will help with concealer application around the eyes.

Yarok Feed Your Hold Hairspray: This couldn't have come at a better time. I have really fine hair but lots of it, so keeping my curls in place without any product in it is impossible. Hopefully this is the answer.

Dr Organic Coconut Oil Moisture Melt: Everyone around me knows I love coconuts. So opening this body oil was a real treat. I'm thinking you can even use this on your hair? You have to gently heat this is some warm water before you can apply it to the skin. It isn't just coconut oil, there's some papaya seed oil and mango butter, among some other ingredients in there as well.

E.O.S Summer Fruit Lip balm: I have tried the honeysuckle flavour before (about five years ago!) and remember really liking it. So I instantly recognised this and was really chuffed that Ria had sent me one of these cute little orbs of organic goodness.

Balm Balm Rose Geranium Face Balm: I love a multi-purpose product. This rose scented balm can be used pretty much anywhere. I'm looking forward to putting that to the test.

Michael Todd Citrus Face Cream and Cranberry Toner: I have wanted to try this brand for a very long time, so I was really happy to unwrap these two! I have already used the toner and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and smooth.

Ria also sent me a some Therapie Himalayan Detox Bath Salts, which the boyfriend laughed at because I'm really into using pink Himalayan salt in my cooking. However, I wouldn't eat this (which he jokingly suggested) because there is also some lovely lavender and rose mixed in with the salt. So this shall be used for some much needed bath time.

I also received two collagen sheet masks, which will be fun to try out and some lovely samples. I'm looking forward to trying them all out, especially the Lavera Beauty Balm and the Pai Cream Cleanser.

Thank You Ria for all of my gifts, you have spoilt me rotten and I really appreciate it. Now I have lots of new green beauty products to try out. If you have not checked out Ria's lovely blog then what are you waiting for?!

P.s: You can check out what I sent Ria HERE


  1. Aw wow what an amazing selection of goodies :) Love the sound of the Yarok Hairspray as well. Enjoy pampering yourself with all these treats xx

  2. Love this box! So many things I'd love to try x

  3. Wowwie I love seeing what everyone else got each other! Looks like Ria treated you to loads! She recently send me a Michael Todd product too which was really exciting! x

  4. Lovely goodies! Never saw that Eco Tools applicator before, but it looks really cool and I heard incredible things about Yarok :) I tried Ila's argan facial oil and it was absolutely lovely, I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of their body products. xx

  5. What a fantastic selection of goodies :)

  6. Great selection you received there! I'd love to have that coconut oil. :D

  7. Lovely selection of products Liz, it's so much fun reading what everyone gave each other x