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Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Easter Herringbone Nail Art

Easter Herringbone Nail Art

A couple of weeks ago I was sent three Benecos Nail Polishes* and was challenged to create some nail art with them. Never shy of a challenge I set to work and came up with this simple but effective multi-coloured herringbone design that I wore on my nails over Easter. Benecos is a natural beauty brand and their nail polishes are free from toluene, camphor, phthalates, formaldehyde and colophony – these are chemicals found in regular nail polish which are thought to be harmful. In order to create my Easter nail art I first painted alternate nails using each of the three coloured Benecos nail polishes in turn: The three colours that I was sent are Sharp Rose (the pale rose tinted shade), French Lavender (the purple shade) and Rose Passion (the ginger shade). I think Rose Passion is a bit of an odd name for the browny ginger shade, it doesn’t really have any hint of pink in it at all, but it’s still a lovely polish and...

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Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Makeup | 2 comments

Benecos – Vegan Eye Make-Up

Benecos – Vegan Eye Make-Up

Benecos is a brand that I hadn’t really heard of until a few weeks ago when I tried their Shampoo for Silky Hair. All of their products are free of parabens & silicones etc, contain 100% natural and organic ingredients and are certified vegan. I was interested to hear that as well as haircare and skincare Benecos also do make-up, I think there’s a real lack of natural and vegan make-up around, so I was eager to see what they had to offer. The Natural Eyebrow Designer* pencil and Vegan Wonder Natural Mascara* are both fairly new products from the Benecos range. Vegan Wonder Natural Mascara – I’ve only used this a few times so far and I think it’s OK. I usually like to go for thickening, curling, plumping mascaras that add volume and length and give me lots of thick black lashes, whereas this Benecos mascara gives more of a natural looking effect and if you want to build up the coverage on your lashes then you...

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Haircare | 2 comments

Benecos – Shampoo for Silky Hair

Benecos – Shampoo for Silky Hair

You may have read some of my reviews of SLS-free shampoos in the past, for example this Sensitive Shampoo from Lavera, and know that I suffer from a very sensitive and itchy scalp. I’ve narrowed the cause down to the ingredients in shampoo and conditioner and now I always choose haircare products that are free of sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) and that contain as many natural ingredients as possible. Benecos is a brand that I haven’t tried before, the name means literally means ‘good cosmetics’ – in Latin the word ‘bene’ means ‘good’. All of their products are free of parabens & silicones etc, contain 100% natural and organic ingredients and are certified vegan. I’ve been using their Shampoo for Silky Hair for almost three weeks now, the ingredients include organic Apple Flower Extract. The shampoo is quite runny and an opaque golden colour, very much like runny honey. It has a gentle sweet scent too that I really like. The only problem is that as it’s quite runny you need...

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