When I last visited Finland I was really eager to buy myself products from Lumene. We were supposed to visit their factory store, however, run out of time so I just picked a couple of items from the airport.
Lumene is a Finnish beauty brand, which when I was a child we considered a bit cheap. Now, however, the brand has really upped their game with natural and cruelty-free make up and skincare ranges, which are beautiful and with a reasonable price point. Items range from as small as £8 to some more luxurious items at £40.
I’ve used Lumene mascaras for a while now and can say that they some of the best I have tried. I would also really love to try the ‘Touch of Radiance highlighter’ and their ‘VALO’ (means light) range. Their products seem so natural and fresh, who wouldn’t like to try them? Check their full range here.
Unfortunately, they are rare in the UK, as they mostly sell in Scandinavia and Russia. There are some great items sold in the Beauty Spin, but otherwise, you might need to wait for a visit to Finland, Scandinavia or Russia to purchase them. For my sake, I hope they start selling more of their items in the UK and elsewhere in Europe as well!
Have you heard of Lumene before?
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I want my beauty products to be as natural, organic and luxurious as possible. I’ve talked before about using Madara and Lush products, but other than Lush it is probably not as obvious where you can find natural beauty products. Since I was first introduced to Madara through another blog, I started researching where I could buy it from and the only shop that was selling it in the UK at that moment was MyPure.co.uk.
I was, of course, a bit sceptical about my first order with MyPure even though their website looked good, professional and reassuring. To my big surprise, MyPure was excellent at brushing my scepticism away. Not only were they really quick and efficient with my order, I got a free gift with my purchase.
MyPure is an online beauty shop for those who want organic skin care products. It stores a big number of different brands,which are all carefully curated to make sure they abide by the MYPURE purity promise. All products that are sold in the online store must be vegan/vegetarian, paraben free and chemical free unless otherwise mentioned.
There are several things, which makes me come back to them time after time, and it is not only the amazing range of brands. When you order for over £30 you get to choose a free gift to accompany your order from a big number of choices (this of course always makes me want to order more than just one product just to get the free gift as well). They have free delivery to the UK, a lot of sales and discounts and their packaging is, where possible, recycled.
All pics are from MyPure website.
So if you are new to MyPure, I recommend paying them a visit now!
Following on the World recycling week – theme, I wanted to introduce to you the company about which I read not too long ago and was so impressed with! It is just the kind of idea for entepreneurship, recycling and the use of natural resources that this planet needs, and it comes from the city where I live! So cool!
Revive Eco is a company, started by three young people in Glasgow. The whole point of their business ethos is to find solutions for the growing food waste the UK is faced with. They collect used coffee ground from local coffee shops, restaurants and offices, which they turn into natural fertilicers for plants. Well, that was their original plan, but now that I went to research them more for this post they have come with another even greater product, by extracting oil from these used coffee grounds they are creating coffee base biofuel! How amazing is that?!
This new start up has already won several awards for their innovation and it is not a surprise. They are reducing waste and creating new uses from it! I am so impressed and wish to hear a lot more from them. But for now go and check their facebook page with lots of new information on how their business is progressing (great inspiration) and videos where they explain their process and benefits of their business program! By googling them you will be able to find even more information and interviews of them.
Pictures are sourced from these two articles: Link 1 and Link 2.