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  1. pomegranate and rooibos organic faith in nature shampoo natural - lylia ros

    Faith in Nature | Pomegranate and Rooibos Shampoo

    This is my first experience of a Faith in Nature natural body care product.  This was included in my May Flowbox this year.  I have seen this brand about, but never purchased anything.  I'm not sure why I haven't yet purchased anything as it's right up my street!  My subscription box reminded me of this company and gave me the opportunity to put one of their products to the test.

    The shampoo smells very herbal (in a good way) and slightly fruity.  It even smells very natural and for being 'natural' it still does the job as you’d expect.  My hair seemed much more manageable than usual after use; my brush seemed to glide a lot easier through my usually very tangled long hair.  I only used this shampoo and no conditioner.  My hair was super-duper shiny, like incredibly so.  I looked like I’d poured a bottle of glossy spray on my hair, it was that noticeable!  My hair also stayed grease free for much longer than usual.  I only tend to wash my hair once or twice per week, but after a couple of days the roots can start to look a little greasy.  After three days there was no grease to be seen.  I’ve now used the shampoo a couple of times with the same result - really awesome!

    Rooibos is full of antioxidants which are great for hair and skin alike.  This is the first time I’ve ever used a product containing rooibos.  I’ve heard of rooibos tea and its many benefits as a drink, so it was interesting to do some research to find out the benefits of rooibos for hair.  Many websites suggest adding rooibos tea directly to the hair too, massaging in and then rinsing!  Here’s what I found rooibos should do when used in a shampoo or as a rinse:

    • Promote hair growth and strengthen roots
    • Improve hair condition
    • Add brilliant shine
    • Increase softness
    • Prevent grey hair

    Well, I can’t be sure if the rooibos will prevent grey hairs or increase hair growth, but I can definitely vouch for the other three.  My hair certainly looked in great condition with amazing shine and was soft to touch.  I’ll be buying much more from this company from now on as I’m super impressed with this shampoo.

  2. Today was my 30th birthday and it was just perfect.

    I started the day by being woken around 6.30am by Bella and Reuben!  Ben kindly took them downstairs and dressed them so I could laze around in bed browsing my phone for around one hour – bliss!  I then had time to take a shower without a small audience before sitting down to breakfast with my presents!

    lylia rose lifestyle blog post - victorias 30th birthday haul presents bir

    lylia rose lifestyle blog post - victorias 30th birthday haul presents eve

    The boy did good!  By boy, I of course mean man, by which I mean my lovely Ben.  He really spoilt me!  I already received a food processor a couple of months ago as we saw one and I just couldn’t wait!  Today he gave me a bunch of ‘birthday coupons.  I’m allowed to cash one in for a massage with Ben, a massage with my favourite massage lady at PolkaDot Beauty in Cheltenham, a film and takeaway of my choice, pick some planters and have a day at a beach.  Well, I already picked planters yesterday so Ben kindly picked those up for me.  Once treated, they’ll be growing my cauliflowers in them!  Ben also filled a gift bag with lots of chocolate, including my new favourite dark chocolate!  This week is going to be a very naughty week.

    lylia rose lifestyle blog post - victorias 30th birthday haul presents eve

    lylia rose lifestyle blog post - victorias 30th birthday haul presents eve

    My friends and family also spoilt me, knowing me very well!  The present choices were really great including vouchers for my favourite shops and restaurant.  There was also a gorgeous Accessorize bracelet and some fab Sass and Belle picture frames which will house photos of my Bella and Reuben very soon!  I also received some handmade cushions which match the living room colour scheme perfectly.

    lylia rose lifestyle blog post - victorias 30th birthday haul presents eve

    lylia rose lifestyle blog post - victorias 30th birthday haul presents eve

    I used my beach birthday coupon today too.  We went to Weston Super Mare and had a great time.  We went for my birthday last year, but it was the early stages of my pregnancy with Reuben and I was really nauseous all day.  It was great to repeat the day this year and feel 100%.  Bella was also great to watch on the beach this year as she built sandcastles and buried her legs in the sand!  She had so much more fun this time at age 3 and really protested when it was time to leave!   We felt very British and had chips on the pier followed by an ice cream on the seafront!  We definitely need to visit a more picturesque beach soon, but Weston is great for children as there is so much to see and do.  Me and Bella went on the train on the pier which she was so excited about, nearly yanking my arm off to pull me to it!   Sadly she was too scared for a donkey ride on the beach, but maybe next year.

    lylia rose lifestyle blog post - victorias 30th birthday haul presents bel

    Once home Ben made us fajitas, he let me choose as it’s my birthday, and we enjoyed these on the patio.  I had pots and vegetables to sort from yesterday so I spent a bit of time gardening and then writing some blog posts.  Perfect!

    I have now officially entered my 30s and I’m sure this will be the best decade of my life!