I’ve recently been trying out the Khus + Khus detox serum and hydrolat. And to be honest, these have come at a funny time in my life. Big change has happened, and although it has been good change, I have definitely been going through a grieving process for what was… These beautiful products contain very powerful herbal formulas, with quite intense aromas. So, that alongside the timing of using them, I found that my reaction to these products was quite emotional. So this review might be a little …different than normal. I’m desperately going to try to not get too …out there.. for you guys. But I’m not making any promises! Ha!Read More
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Balanced Beauty Bristol’s green, vegan and cruelty free beauty blog.
Have you seen the new perfume collection that everyone’s talking about? Meet Abel, a 100% natural perfume brand. Housed in chic, sleek packaging with decadent scents that can thrill you, inspire you, soothe you.
While I was feeling very sorry for myself in hospital an absolutely exquisite parcel arrived for me. Nestled inside were beautiful little testers of the entire Abel Vita Odor collection…..Read More
Meet Thesis, a family run business that craft and create green, cruelty free and totally vegan beauty products. They use exceptional organic certified ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and hand make each item in small batches. On paper, Thesis sounds like the perfect skincare range for me, so I was so excited to be able to test some of their products for the blog.Read More
On a cold (as heck) day I wandered across Easton over to Tame The Mane. I’d describe Tame The Mane as an anti-salon, in that it’s the least salon-y salon you’re going to find! Friendly, inviting, everyone is welcome. They use eco-friendly, green products - often mixed by hand, just for you! You can have your mirror covered, or un covered. They KNOW the intimidating parts of your usual hair salons and have really tried to create the a much more relaxing, MUCH less anxiety provoking space.Read More
I think almost everyone is trying to live slightly more environmentally friendly now, the general public seem to be getting more and more aware of things like disposable items, unnecessary packaging, the ethics of companies, and the ingredients that go into things. It’s brilliant, I see people taking their reusable coffee cups out with them all the time now, and more and more people are getting into green beauty (wahey!)
But something that’s still a little shied away from is our periods, and the products, waste, and big (baddie) corporations that seem to come hand in hand with them.Read More
I’ve been getting lots and lots of messages recently asking if Balanced Beauty Bristol does gift vouchers (you thoughtful lot!) And the answer is definitely yes.Read More
Living in Bristol has it’s ups and it’s downs. We have festivals, parties and events coming out of our ears. The harbourside with it’s cranes, the museums, the music, the art and the incredibly laid back lifestyle. But also…. the pollution. Bristol’s air pollution is a problem. Frankly, quite a serious problem. The city’s air currently holds around 10 micrograms per cubic metre of fine particle emissions… which is the World Health Organisation’s limit.
This level of pollution causes many, many problems. And let’s be clear I’m not going to delve into all of the many serious health issues that air pollution at this level can cause. But I am going to talk about skincare, as pollution can play absolute havoc with your skin.Read More
Scent is incredible important to me. Well, I think it is to most people! But I do get quickly whisked away, far off into some corner of my imagination, with even a slight hint of fragrance. Mint choc chip ice-cream reminds me of walks by the canal with my mum and sister when we were teeny tots. Patchouli reminds me of my father house in Birmingham, which was a treasure trove of art and beautiful objects. That musty smell of old books fills me with comfort, and brings back snippets of the stories I would devour as a child. Scent is special…Read More
Have you come across Freyaluna before? I’ve been watching this gorgeously green, cruelty free skincare company on Instagram for a while now, but have only recently managed to get my excited mitts on a few of the products.Read More
This Summer I was lucky enough to go to Valley Fest with Weleda. When the lovely folk at Weleda invited me to come along with my family, it was like a little gift from the universe. This time last year I was in hospital with severe postnatal depression. I came home in the Winter time and really felt like I had just missed out on the whole of Summer. So the idea of going to a festival – something I had been doing every summer since I was quite little – well, this was something that I was in no way going to pass up on this year!!Read More
Good music, great food, hilarious farmers handing out free shots of tequila (yes really!), amazing tents full of crafts for kids, tents full of booze for adults. Hobby horse derby, ball pool karaoke, bubbles, boats, empty baths to play in on the hilltops. Circus skills, fairground rides, tasty vegan food, hand massages, ice creams, NICE CREAMS (more on that later), playing chase, dancing with a baby on the hip and my toddler holding my hand, sunsets over the stage, bonfires crackling.Read More
The native Moroccan argan oil has had a lot of good press in the last ten or so years… it’s been hailed as “liquid gold” and celebrities, bloggers and even chefs are all going mad for the stuff! It’s packed full of anti-ageing properties; antioxidant vitamin E and super nourishing omega fatty acids, meaning that it’s the perfect oil for healing , softening and protecting.Read More
I’ll be honest, me and green beauty have had a little falling out recently. I’ve been getting sick of people scaremongering, naming lists of ingredients that’ll “kill you” and basically assuming that natural = good, synthetic = bad. I’ve been reading more, and more about skin. I’ve been learning about different ingredients. I’ve been thinking, talking, listening to it all. I decided to open up, and try some slightly different ingredients, products and ranges. I tried my first products from The Ordinary. And honestly… my skin has just been getting better and better!Read More