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Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Makeup | 1 comment

Living Nature – Foundation

Living Nature – Foundation

This foundation* from New Zealand natural beauty brand Living Nature has won ‘Best Liquid Foundation’ in the latest edition of The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible by Sarah Stacey and Josephine Fairley. This is a great achievement for a brand that is so little known here in the UK and I really hope it raises the profile of Living Nature as it is a brand that I really admire (I have recently reviewed their Luminous Pressed Powder, you can read that review here). All of Living Nature’s skincare and make-up products are made from 100% natural ingredients, and this foundation contains antimicrobial Manuka Oil, one of New Zealand’s unique botanicals which helps to protect your complexion making it a great choice for those with problem skin. I have been using this foundation for around a week now and I am really pleased with it. I generally use a Tinted Moisturiser as I can sometimes find that foundations are too thick and suffocate my skin, but as this Living Nature foundation...

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Living Nature – Hydrating Toning Gel

Living Nature – Hydrating Toning Gel

You may have read my reviews of other Living Nature products on Beauty Best Friend, if so you may know that Living Nature is a certified natural skincare and cosmetic brand based in New Zealand and all of their products are made from 100% natural ingredients. I think it’s really important to know what we are actually putting onto and into our skin. I was recently offered the chance to try out this Hydrating Toning Gel* from Living Nature. I usually use a liquid toner from Organic Surge so this toning gel was something a bit different. Developed for oily and problematic skin, the aim of this toning gel is to restore the natural pH levels of the skin, and to help prevent oil overproduction, whilst naturally firming and toning the skin. It is a clear gel with a sweet floral scent and it should be applied after cleansing in both the morning and the evening. I wasn’t sure whether to apply it with my fingers or a cotton...

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