On Sunday I travelled to Farnborough, Surrey to join fellow bloggers and green beauty enthusiasts for another Gorgeously Green Gathering. A huge thank you to Sarah (Sugarpuffish) and Jen (Jensgreenskincare) for another fantastic day of green beauty! I have loved previous GGG events and have met some ‘gorgeously green’ ladies in the process.
The highlight for me were the presentations given by Joanna (Mallow & White), Laura (Evolve Beauty), Alessandra (Terre Verdi) and Carly (Beeutiful). Each talk was unique and had me captured. Everyone had a different story to tell and were incredibly inspiring.
I love that Mallow & White’s products are made with 6 ingredients or less. For someone like me who has only scratched the surface of working out ingredient lists this makes things a lot clearer! I am very excited to try their Blossom Balm created in collaboration with Amber from Nectar and Bumble. I love a balm and am always on the look out for a new favourite. This sounds a great one to use in the evening with the soothing scent of lavender.
OMG! I’ve just tried this Soothing Cleansing Oil and it is so good! Perfect for a morning cleanse. It has such a refreshing scent of cucumber.
I hadn’t appreciated how extensive the Evolve Beauty range was. There’s hair care (conditioners, shampoos and elixirs), body care (lotions, scrubs, butters and washes) and of course, skincare (cleansers, creams, serums, oils, masks and even a self tanner)!
I love how many of the products are available in travel size, which is perfect for trying something out as well as popping in your suitcase.
I was lucky and won a body scrub and body butter from Evolve in the raffle. I’ll let you know how I get on with them.
My interest was piqued after hearing about S5 Skincare, of which Laura is also the founder. I was lucky enough to be sat next to Laura and was intrigued to hear some of the stats for S5 products versus ‘conventional’ brands. The range targets specific skin concerns and I particularly liked the serums from the Solve range and can’t wait to try some of the products out.
I don’t know how I haven’t come across Terre Verdi before now. I loved hearing how, inspired by her childhood in Sicily, and with a desire to use skincare made from natural ingredients, founder Alessandra turned making her own beauty products into a business.
I took advantage of having lots of the products available to test and have my eye on a few. I love a facial spritz and the Acqu di Rosa Balancing Mist took me back to my childhood when I used to make ‘perfume’ out of rose petals. I also ‘need’ the Yoga & Sports Body Oil. Oh how I could do with this now. I’m not sure what happened at my class at the gym yesterday, but I am seriously struggling to walk today!
For a bit of fun, we had a go at bottling our own GoodOils Cleansing Oil to take home with us, the hardest part being getting the label on straight! I used this on Sunday evening and was very impressed.
I loved hearing Carly’s story, from Forensic Psychologist to Bee Keeper! I was fascinated at what goes in to keeping bees and how their wax and honey are used in skincare.
I’m the nutty one, flapping her arms and screaming whenever a bee/wasp/fly/anything that buzzes comes near me. I just can’t help myself. I know it is irrational and very embarrassing! It helped me to learn more about the bees and it may help me control myself a little more the next time I hear a buzzing near my ear (who am I kidding)?!
Carly makes balms and butters with the bee’s wax and honey and my daughter is already using the B Balm to help an ingrowing toe nail. I’m very tempted to try the (award winning) B-Rose Facial Balm as an overnight treatment. It smelt divine!
I mustn’t forget sponsor Totally Organic. Totally Organic is the place to shop this Organic September. I’m pretty sure that everything they stock is certified organic by the Soil Association (someone correct me if I’m wrong), so you can shop with confidence.
Thank you once again Sarah and Jen. All your hard work really is appreciated.
(Sorry for the lack of event photos – a sign of a good event. I was too busy enjoying myself – and the lighting was not the best for photo taking).