Little Ondine Nail Polish: An Odourless + Peelable Favourite!

  

I always think it’s a good sign when a blogger reviews a product line for the first time then continues purchasing & using the products afterwards. I have used Little Ondine nail polishes many times since my first post & I’m wearing a newly purchased shade right now, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show it you guys 😊.

   
 

The navy blue shade is called Jubilee and the base & top is Secret. But first things first; here are the reasons I have become obsessed with this brand:

  • The formula is totally odourless! This is a huge deal for people like me who live with Chronic Daily Migraine; most of us are sensitive to fragrances and they can actually trigger physical pain.
  • It’s peelable. When you want to change colour you can literally peel it off, usually in one whole nail shaped piece!
  • These polishes contain no chemicals. This isn’t usually a deal breaker for me but if a chemical free alternative exists and works well then I’ll go for that. The formula is made up of natural resins, organic colourants and water.
  • The formula dries fast; always good when it comes to nail products.

   

 

This specific shade is a winner for me. Rich navy blue shades are a favourite that I return to again and again. It’s an elegant alternative for those who find black a little too stark. Two coats of Jubilee was enough to get the coverage I wanted.

This was the first time I’d used Secret and I used it as a top coat. The formula peels off so cleanly that I haven’t found it necessary to use it as a base coat yet. Secret provided a little extra shine & does help length wear time in my opinion. It can also be used every couple of days to revive your colour in the same way a traditional top coat would.  
  

I really don’t have anything negative to say about these nail polishes; they are fabulous. The formula is different to traditional varnish of course so it may take a little getting used to – working with resin means you have to keep an eye out for air bubbles in a way you never really had to before. That’s a small price to pay for the odourless & peelable gorgeousness of these products though! 

Have you tried Little Ondine polishes? What did you think?

Wishing you good luck & happy days,

Kindra x

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Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. All the products in this post were purchased with my own money at their usual price. I have no connection with the brand.

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Natural/Organic Skincare: Body Butter from Bear’s Beauty

  

You may remember that I was recently sent some goodies from Bear’s Beauty to trial & review – check out the original post here if you missed it. I’ve been using the products for a while so today I’d like to share my verdict on the Body Butter in Vanilla.

  

Jerra from Bear’s Beauty (based in Georgia, U.S.) sent me some goodies to try after watching one of my YouTube videos. In the video I talked about the importance of fragrance for people like me who live with Chronic Daily Migraine (or indeed the more common Episodic variety). Certain smells can be a nasty trigger for some of us. For me it is often artificial or overly-chemical type smells that upset my already broken brain. So, let’s talk about the fragrance of this body butter. Although it has some Vanilla in it, this product’s fragrance is lovely but low key. Some butters are so potent that it feels like rubbing perfume into your skin & my brain can’t handle it. This Bear’s Beauty offering smells nutty and just a tiny bit sweet; a fragrance that I like & one that doesn’t make my head hurt – yay!

  

The ingredients list on this product, like all Bear’s Beauty items, illustrates the brand’s focus on natural & organic ingredients. The products are hand made to order. I’m not usually too focused on the products I use being made with natural/organic elements, but I was interested to see how they would perform in comparison to main stream products.

This Body Butter has been very enjoyable to use. I like the consistency; it’s quite thick but rubs into the skin nicely. While the Shea butter defines the texture, the added natural oils can really be felt and add to the richness of the product. My skin feels soft and smooth after using it but not greasy. It takes slightly longer to rub into skin than body oils I have tried, but I’m ok with that as I don’t like the greasy film type feeling that some oils leave behind.

  

If you’ve never used a product with raw Shea butter as it’s base, you might be startled by the odd texture of the top layer of product (as above). Don’t panic – that’s how the product settles. Underneath that thin layer the product is much smoother. You can scrape it off but I’m inclined to use a clean cotton bud to give the top layers a gentle stir instead. 

I really like this product; it smells gorgeous and feels luxurious on the skin. For me it’s a great alternative to mainstream butters, some of which are too perfumed & too thin for my taste. If you’d like to check out the rest of Jerra’s beauty/skincare range, click here.

Have you tried raw shea/cocoa butter products? Do you prefer natural and/or organic ingredients in your beauty products?

Wishing you good luck & happy days,

Kindra x

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