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Lately I’m Loving – September 2017

It is that time again when I thought I would pull my finger out and get up a Lately I'm Loving post. The past couple of months hav e been filled with a whole host of great skin and body care to try, which is just perfect timing as everyone's skin needs a bit of a boost when it comes to the colder weather.

Afterspa Makeup Remover*.

Afterspa Makeup Remover

Is it just me who gets lazy in winter? I seem to have so much less energy than summer and so anything that saves a bit of time is a good thing for me. The Afterspa Makeup Remover is just magic at removing your makeup with nothing else needed but warm water.

Lasting up to 1000 washes the Afterspa Makeup Remover is simply this little pink cloth. Before use you want to pop in into the washing machine and then that's it you're ready to wipe away your makeup with ease.

Afterspa Makeup Remover

Hands up I took one look at this cloth and thought yes it is nice, it feels soft and it is going to be a pleasure to use, but it is never going to take my makeup off with just water. However, I was left surprised, it actually works and as well as leaving my skin makeup free (yes it even removes waterproof makeup), it really is soft and kind to the skin, so no “I just had to scrub my skin raw” feeling needed again)!

The Afterspa Makeup Remover comes in at £5.50 and can be bought from Boots now.

Ekia Eye Contour Care (Baume Regard) 15ml*.

ekia Eye Contour Care (Baume Regard) 15mlekia Eye Contour Care (Baume Regard) 15ml

Hands up I love a good eye cream, my eyes get so sore in the day from wearing contacts, which means it is nice to be able to pamper them a little before and after using my contacts. The Ekia Eye Contour Care is an all in one care system for ageing eyes (yup that would be mine).

This particular product has 99.1% of the total ingredients from natural origin and 55% of the total ingredients from organic farming. It has a 2 step prognosis when it comes to the differences you will see, the first is an immediate effect of your eye contour being soothed, smoothed and protected and the second, which is visible within 3 months, is your wrinkles being less prominent and a decrease in puffiness and black circles.

The cream itself is wonderfully velvety and smooth, with a small pump going a long way (I've found I don't need to fully depress the pump to get enough). The cream itself isn't sticky or greasy and absorbs easily into the skin on application.

Having only used this for around 4 weeks, I cannot speak on long term effects, it is however very soothing to the eye area, which is wonderful after a day of sore contacts. It also seems to have started to smooth out the area and I'm sure my dark circles aren't quite as bad as they once were.

If you fancy trying the Ekia Eye Contour Care (Baume Regard) 15ml you can buy it now from the Ekia website where it costs £34.29.

Natura Siberica Frost Berries Nourishing Hand Mask*.

Natura Siberica Frost Berries Nourishing Hand Mask

I've mentioned Natura Siberica before and I am thrilled to be able to include another item from this amazing brand (I have a few more items to come as well). One thing that stands out about Natura Siberica is they really offer pocket-friendly items.

The ingredients that have gone into the Frost Berries Nourishing Hand Mask have been well thought out, they start with Arctic Cloudberry and Northern Lingonberry Oil which actively nourishes the skin while helping to restore the natural protective barrier your skin has. This is joined by wild honey which can help smooth the skin, along with being a natural moisturiser, lastly it is rich in vitamins A, F and B6.

I personally have been using this mask before bed, allowing it to work its magic throughout the night. I've found that while I need an extra boost with this around my cuticles and nails, overall it really has kept the most of my hands soft, smooth and free from dry skin.

If you fancy trying the Natura Siberica Frost Berries Nourishing Hand Mask for yourself it can be bought from their website where it costs just £5.

Organic Shop Organic Jojoba and Orchid Color Shampoo
and Conditioner*.

Organic Shop Organic Jojoba and Orchid Color Shampoo conditioner

I finally got around to having my greys all covered, so I was interested in trying different offerings to see what helped keep my colour looking at its best for longest. The Organic Shop Organic Jojoba and Orchid Color Shampoo and Conditioner are new to Tesco stores and have 99% of the ingredients from natural origin.

This duo of products uses Organic Jojoba Oil & Orchid extract to bring about a natural shine and silkiness, while replenishing elasticity and helping protect the colour.

These products come in at just £2 each (although they are on offer for £1.50 until 10th October), for the price I think they are great. That said I will be honest, I did find my hair got greasy more often and at that point would go a bit itchy. However, if I only had a small budget and needed to get some more colour product products I would definitely pick them up again, after all when it comes to the price and the fact they are natural you can't beat it.

Rooi Boston Check Brushed King Cover Set in Grey by Belledorm*.

Rooi Boston Check Brushed King Cover Set in Grey by Belledorm (2)

This is the only non-beauty item in this roundup and comes once again from the fantastic Rooi, who I previously included here with their Kate Spade tumbler and here with the fox cushion.

Rooi kindly sent me the Boston Check Brushed King Cover Set in Grey by Belledorm and I have to say it is absolutely beautiful. It is made from 100% brushed cotton, which makes for a wonderfully soft and smooth set. As it is cotton it should also be cooler in the summer and warmer in winter as it's won't just trap your body heat as other materials do.

Rooi Boston Check Brushed King Cover Set in Grey by Belledorm (2)

I have to admit we still haven't put our duvet back onto the bed from the warmth of summer, though I really think it needs to happen soon and what interests me about this duvet case, is the upper corners have hand holds, which should make putting the case on easier.

This particular design comes in a choice of Blue, Red and Grey and is reversible. Personally, I would most definitely suggest people buy it as honestly it is wonderfully soft and it is just a dream to lie under.

You can check all the Belladorm items Rooi has to sell, including this one over on their website.

Rossi Rhassoul & Strawberry Powder Face Mask*.

Rossi Rhassoul & Strawberry Powder Face Mask

For anyone who loves a good clay mask the self mix Rhassoul & Strawberry Powder Face Mask from Rossi maybe the next one you need to try. As you may have guessed from the name, this mask includes Rhassoul clay, which is a lava clay from the Atlas Mountains of Morroco. Rhassoul has been used for 1000’s of years as a conditioning cleanser for the body, face and hair. For this particular mask it has been mixed with strawberry powder, which is packed full of vitamin C and valuable omega 3, as well as containing anthocyanidins and anthocyanins.

To use this mask you need to mix it yourself the instructions, which are easy to follow. You want to take 1 – 2 heaped teaspoons and mix it with 2 – 3 level teaspoons of warm water and mix, then leave it for 5 minutes before applying to the skin for 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Rossi Rhassoul & Strawberry Powder Face Mask

Personally, I really liked this mask, I found it simple to mix (although as I'm me, a little messy), although it did take some time to work out the right quantity. It has a lovely scent of strawberries, which as it is in powder form I didn't expect. It also seems to really draw impurities away from the skin and leave the skin feeling refreshed and looking a lot brighter.

If you are a fan of clay masks, especially those using Rhassoul clay, I really do suggest giving this a try, after all, you are really getting a bargain of a product as it comes in at only £13.50 and can be bought from the Rossi website.

SAAF Organic Foot Softening Balm*.

SAAF Organic Foot Softening Balm

SAAF Organic includes all the credentials you would like to see from an organic company and they have a whole host of items to help you pamper yourself from top to toe. First up from them today I have their Organic Foot Balm.

This particular foot balm is said to be best used at night time, applying it before you go to bed and popping on a pair of cotton socks over the top to allow it to work its magic.

SAAF Organic Foot Softening Balm

This particular balm includes key ingredients such as Safflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Olive Oil, Neem Oil, Lemon Myrtle and Rosemary to name just a few. I personally admit I'm not sure what I think of the smell of this balm, it definitely has quite a unique scent to it, but of course, as it's being used on the feet that doesn't really matter.

I would say with this balm a little goes a long way and for it to be able to work properly you do want to have some socks to pop on on top overnight. It is most suited to those who have really dry feet, which are need of some extra TLC, as I feel the ultra-moisturising formula is perhaps a bit lost on feet which are already in an OK condition.

If you fancy trying the SAAF Organic Foot Softening Balm comes in at £14.99 for 40g and can be bought from the SAAF website.

SAAF Organic Super Hydrating Body Balm*.

SAAF Organic Super Hydrating Body Balm

Working our way up the body with SAAF Organic I next have their Super Hydrating Body Balm again this is ultra hydrating and perfect for extremely dry and itchy skin. This time key ingredients include Safflower Oil to help soothe irritations, Sesame Oil to moisturise, Organic Beeswax to help soften dry skin, alongside others such as Shea Butter, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Lavender and Clove, which help give this balm it's beautiful scent.

SAAF Organic Super Hydrating Body Balm

Once again a little goes a long way, with the balm melting in your hands as you scoop a little from the pot.

SAAF Organic Super Hydrating Body Balm

Personally I've found this has been a huge help on my itchy skin and as such I have been using it around those areas, as well as extra dry locations, rather than just slathering it all over my body. I did find this one also takes quite a while to soak into the skin, so for me it is a night time only cream, however once again it doesn't lbehindehing any sticky or greasy residue.

If you fancy trying the SAAF Organic Super Hydrating Body Balm for yourself it comes in at £24.99 for 150ml over on the SAFF website.

SAAF Pure Face Cleanser*.

saaf pure face cleanser

Last but by no means least from SAAF is the Pure Face Cleanser, this comes complete with an exfoliating cloth. This face cleanser is perfect for removing both your makeup and impurities, while exfoliating, rejuvenating and moisturising the skin.

Ingredients include Jojoba Oil to melts away make-up while softening; Safflower Oil to help soothe irritations and Olive Oil has a regenerating effect on the skin. While Organic Beeswax helps soften dry skin and Shea Butter helps improve elasticity. Last of all Soothing Lavender, skin-harmonising Geranium and nurturing Grapefruit Peel Oil are added into the mix.

saaf pure face cleanser

This is of course once again a balm based item, which quickly melts away in your hands, it is suggested you first dampen your face, before rubbing in a generous amount of the balm and massaging it into your skin. Lastly you want to gently wipe it off using the exfoliating cloth.

To me this is a really nice cleansing balm which melts away any makeup and dirt from the day, leaving your skin feeling pampered and not tight at all. The perfect cleansing balm for anyone who loves to pamper their skin and wants to use a product that they know is good all around.

If you fancy buying the SAAF Pure Face Cleanser for yourself it comes in at £24.99 for 40g.

Skin Yoga Almond Orange Face Scrub*.

skin yoga almond orange face scrub

Before I go any further with this review, can we just take a moment to appreciate this packaging how amazing is it! They have really thought through how they want their brand to come across and offered something completely recyclable that is really eye-catching and memorable.

I shall totally admit I make a complete mess with this when I use it, but it is oh so worth it. Using the goodness of almonds and oranges this scrub not only exfoliates the skin but also cleanses and repairs.

skin yoga almond orange face scrub

There are two ways to use the face scrub, first off as a daily cleanser you use 1/2 teaspoon of scrub powder and mix into a thick paste, then gently massage it into your skin, before washing it away. As this is a gentle exfoliator, it can be used this way daily.

The second way is to use it as a face mask, you prepare it in the same way but then leave for 15-20 minutes (or until the mask feels tight) before removing.

skin yoga almond orange face scrub

Personally I found this scrub really good, yes I made a total mess making it, however, it was so gentle on the skin, yet it still felt as though it was doing its job, exfoliating as well as cleansing the skin.

If you fancy trying Skin Yoga Almond Orange Face Scrub it comes in at £24 and can be bought from the Janiro website.

So there you have my Lately I'm Loving for September, what do you think of the products I have included, does anything take your fancy?

*This post contains PR Samples.

This article has 118 comments

  1. Margaret gallagher

    Great choices
    I tend yo be zapped at this time of year too
    Loving the skin ranges -great price too

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That Nature Siberica line sounds really good. I’ve never heard of them before, so I’m glad I stopped over today!

  3. Colleen Lanin

    Ahh! I need that makeup removal cloth! I used to use rags to help me remove my makeup, but they are so rough! That is awesome!

  4. Alli Smith

    I’m excited about that makeup cloth. I love that it takes off makeup with nothing but water. These would be great stocking stuffers for my three daughters and of course, I’ll have to buy one for myself.

  5. Nichola - Globalmouse

    Oooh what lovely products. That duvet cover looks like something I would love, particularly as winter starts setting in and all of the skin products look gorgeous too, particularly the skinyoga set.

  6. candy

    The make up cloth is something I would be really interested in trying. Nothing like 100% cotton sheets for a bed.

  7. Cheryl

    Awesome recommendations. Will need to try these in my life, but the orchid shampoo sounds heavenly!

  8. Amber Myers

    Everything looks amazing. I’m most interested in that eye care. I have puffy eyes and dark circles around my eyes, which I hate. I’d be happy to get rid of that.

  9. Hayley Warren

    I really love the . makeup removal towels – I have a few from B&M!

  10. Jeanette

    That make up cloth remover is something I really could use. Washing my face off with just a regular washcloth does not seem to be cutting it for me. Looks like there’s a lot of skin care products to check out here. I will definitely try them out.

  11. Dona

    I use Jojoba and Olive oil for everything and I usually make my own products for my skin with them. The face cleanser and the foot balm sound absolutely delightful. Where can these products be found?

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      I have linked the URLs for each one in the review section, the only ones without links have the shop names which would be the cloth which can be bought from Boots and the shampoo and conditioner which are in Tesco.

  12. Liz @ Yes/No Detroit

    That makeup remover sounds really nice. It sounds like you are in the U.K. though? (I’m in the U.S.) I wonder if we have it here.

  13. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    These are all great choices! You had a lot of great picks for September. The face wash cloth is similar to something my aunt has been telling me about. It sounds amazing.

  14. Carol

    The products look amazing. I also get very lazy as the cold weather approaches. I like the look of the hand mask. Hope it works on my dry hands!

  15. Theresa

    These all sound wonderful! I’d really be interested in trying the cloth that removes makeup with just water. I’d save a ton!

  16. Mayah Camara

    Some really great sounding products here! I agree we need to find ways to give new life to our skin in the colder months. I really want to try out that makeup removal cloth! You were gifted some fab items to try here!

  17. Nina

    You have so many good self care products here! I would love a hand mask. Mine can get dry, especially when it gets colder. It would be perfect for that!

  18. Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    Oh wow what a whole lot of gorgeous products. I so want to try an Afterspa Makeup Remover – it sounds perfect! Kaz x

  19. Super Busy Mum

    What a great selection of what you’ve been loving in September! Some lovely things there.

  20. Mimi Green

    I have a similar pink scarf that removes makeup. I got it at an expo in Atlanta and now it is my favorite thing. It leaves my skin clean and feeling baby soft.

  21. Pat

    i love beauty products and i have my favorite ones! Though I still need to get myself a convenient make up remover. When i travel or way to busy, i really have to force myself to remove my make up and this product seems to easy and fast to use.

  22. Meagan

    These sound like some fabulous products. I could set up a mini home spa day for myself with some of these.

  23. Nayna Kanabar

    What lovely products, I love discovering new products from peoples blogs as it gives you ideas on what to try. I love the idea of that makeup removing cloth.

  24. Joanna

    What a great selection of products i definitely want to try that make up remover cloth anything that makes my life easier is a must. That body balm sounds amazing too and something i want to try with my skin being so dry atm.

  25. melissa major

    These all sound like amazing products, I want to try the organic shop shampoo and conditioner, they sound lovely

  26. Katina

    Great products you have listed here. What’s your favorite?

  27. LaShawn

    Love all of these. I really would love to try the organic foot soothing balm.

  28. Pam

    I love face scrubs, so the strawberry powder scrub and the skinyoga Orange face Scrub caught my eye. They sound like products I would really like.

  29. Shannon Gurnee

    I love using face masks! They’re so relaxing and your skin feels so good afterwards.

  30. Carol Cassara

    Those all sound like amazing products! I would love to try that eye cream, it sounds like just what I need! It’s definitely a must try.

  31. Karissa

    Rooi looks like they habe gorgeous stuff!! The Boston Check Brushed King Cover Set in Grey by Belledorm looks amazing!!

  32. Anne Yedlin

    I love that these are made organic. So many companies try to hype things up by adding other stuff that isn’t good for the skin like dyes and fragrances. My skin doesn’t do well with those so I’m glad to see something that is good for my skin. Will definitely check these products out!

  33. Travel Blogger

    So many amazing things to love! I have got to try the hand mask and skin yoga! Both sound like they would be prefect for my skin after the long summer.

  34. Kristi

    Fall is my time to recoup from the hot summer days filled with traveling and wandering. That Organic Foot Balm would be a perfect way to help my tired feet.

  35. Anchal

    So many amazing products. I need to try so many of them. Such a wonderful September 🙂

  36. Kara

    I love the sound of the Organic Jojoba Oil & Orchid shampoo and conditioner, I need to buy some

  37. Danielle

    I love the look of that bedding. Grey and yellow are the colours we are going for in our new bedroom, so this would fit well.

  38. Rhian Westbury

    Some great items this month, I’ve used one of the make up removers and I was shocked at how much make up it removed too x

  39. Amy Deverson

    Love the look of that Afterspa Makeup Remover. I usually just use standard wet wipes and this looks so much nicer for skin!

  40. Kirsty

    I love the sound of the after spa make up remover as it saves using cotton pads and creating waste. The hydrating body balm also sounds really good and would be perfect for me as I have really dry hands.

  41. lorna ledger

    Rooi Boston Check Brushed King Cover Set in Grey by Belledorm – I bet that feels amazing to sleep on?

  42. Myrah Duque

    The Organic Jojoba Oil & Orchid shampoo and conditioner, sound like something I would fall in love with. So many great products that I would definitely want to give a try. The makeup remover cloth, YES!

  43. Aishwarya Shenolikar

    So many amazing products on here!! I’ll surely check some of these! ?

  44. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    All of those products look amazing and isn’t it great that most of them are skin care products, you should pamper yourself more. Though the product that attracted my attention the most is the Skin Yoga Almond Orange Face Scrub too with its amazing packaging.

  45. Erin F

    Totally loving the duvet case!! The design will match almost any decor and it looks so incredibly soft!

  46. Hannah Freed

    The SkinYoga box looks so fancy! I think it would make a great gift idea (Shoot, I think they all would!) A great gift for myself, that is!

  47. Mel

    You’ve been loving some fab products lately! I am intrigued by the Afterspa makeup remover!

  48. sharon catterall

    the Skin Yoga Almond Orange Face Scrub sounds like heaven,i think i rally need to try it on my dry skin,im quite a messy person to but after a few goes i think i should get th hang of it….hopefully haha

  49. Denay DeGuzman

    I love that gorgeous pink makeup remover cloth. I could really use two of them right now! I’d save one for traveling, and one for home use.

  50. Kita Bryant

    I need to use that hand mask. My poor hands are headed into winter and already look like they’ve been through a few winters!

  51. Lucy | Real Mum Reviews

    Love the sound of the make up remover! ?

  52. paula cheadle

    love the sound of the shampoo, might help with my dry scalp

  53. Rosey

    Living in Florida, it’s awesome to find products that won’t trap heat against your skin. That’s the biggest selling point for me here!!

  54. Vicki D

    Really great choices, the makeup removing cloth sounds great!

  55. Lisa

    What lovely products. The hand mask looks really interesting. I’ll have to try it soon

  56. Jesica H

    All of this stuff looks really cool but I could use that makeup remover. I’ve been having more and more problems getting it all off.

  57. Victoria Heckstall

    That SAAF Organic looks like a great product for me. I really love to use the organic. Will definitely check this out!!

  58. Nikka Shae

    I’m always looking for a good makeup removing and that cleaning cloth is something I need.

  59. Ophelia Tang

    I love all these products. The afterspa make up remover sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

  60. nicol

    I am really intrigued by that makeup remover. I’ve seen them in boots but was a bit skeptical as I can’t imagine how it would work! it’s definitely one of those things where I need to see it for myself

  61. Joanna

    I would be interested in trying out The Organic Shop Organic Jojoba and Orchid Color Shampoo and Conditioner, I am always searching for natural shampoos that can benefit my hair. I still haven’t found the perfect shampoo that suits my hair best.

  62. Fran - FrannyMac

    I’ve always been sceptical about the makeup removal towels, but I need to give that one a shot 🙂

  63. Kiersten

    These are great products.Rossi is my favorite.

  64. Helen

    Everything sounds lovely. This time of year is so hard for skin, we definitely need some extra treats for it as the weather changes. I love the sound of the orange scrub, it must smell amazing!

  65. Susan B

    Is it just me who gets lazy in winter? No! I do much less of everything in winter than in summer.

    Great list. I love the Rooi bed linen.

  66. Gareth Torrance

    I think my OH would really like that face scrub.

  67. Linh

    All the products look so great! I would love to give each and every of them a try but I particularly prefer the Hand Mask to the others. Thanks for your post!

  68. Jessica Taylor

    These all look great, but I really love that scrub! I definitely want to check it out for myself!

  69. Amila

    These are great suggestions for the skin.I truly like the makeup remover.I am sure such a makeup removing towel will not harm the skin.Instead it sounds like a soft touch!

  70. Laura H

    I’m so impressed by that makeup removing cloth!! Need to get one of those for myself because I’m super lazy when it comes to makeup removal.

  71. Kira

    I love that duvet set cover! It’s similar to one I have at home but I prefer the colour! Love new bedding in autumn!

  72. Anosa

    You’ve got some truly incredible products in this month’s lately loving and the after spa make remover looks like something I could do with

  73. Jessica Barber

    The Afterspa Makeup remover intrigues me so much!! And the skin yoga packaging is gorgeous ?

  74. steve walters

    The Rooi Boston Check Brushed King Cover Set by Belledorm looks wonderful. We need a new set. I’m bored of our current one and this inspired me to change it up.

  75. Sarah Russell

    The Hand rescues look amazing! so many fabulous items, some great christmas gift ideas! thank you x

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