Beauty Blogger Event at Organique

On Thursday night I organised and attended another event at Organique in Birmingham. Those of you who follow the blog regularly will know just how much I love the store and it’s products – it’s only been open since August 2015 and is the only one in the UK, and in my opinion it’s one of the many hidden gems in the city. The products have completely changed the quality and tone of my skin, and I regularly recommend them to all of my family and friends. I was delighted to find that they have recently been nominated for Glamour awards – it’s great to see such a wonderful set of products start to get recognition!

Organique beauty products

Yup, I think it’s turning into an obsession!

Despite going to a number of events over the last year, it’s still an incredibly daunting experience. I attempted to distract myself from my nerves by spending extra time on my hair and make-up (which at the minute I thoroughly enjoy doing anyway), to the point where I was almost late. Continue reading

Want to Detox this January? Go Organique!

A little while ago I organised and attended a blogging event at Organique, my favourite store for natural beauty products in Birmingham. I discovered it in Autumn of 2015, and in my initial visit the manager, Justyna, gave me a consultation and recommended products based on my skin type. I’ve been using them regularly (to be fair, I’m a little obsessed with some of them), and I’ve noticed the quality and tone of my skin has improved immensely in the last few months.

The store has only been open for about six months, and is the only one in the UK, so the event was a great opportunity to introduce local beauty bloggers to the products on offer. I blog about most things, but beauty isn’t one of them (despite my recent obsession with make-up and vlogging tutorials), I was interested to see how experienced beauty bloggers did reviews.

After several weeks of emails, tweets, Facebook invitations, several last minute cancelations and lists, I found myself stood in a group of awesome young women who were all keen to meet and greet and try out the products. Justyna had done some lovely snacks (of which most of them my friend and I ate) and I loved the fact that everybody was chatting and getting to know each other.

What I love about Organique the most is the sheer variety and amount of things on offer, from beautiful salts and bath bombs, to face masks, cleansers, toners, shea butters… It’s a bath-a-holics dream. However, Justyna wanted to particularly focus on the types of masks available and gave demonstrations on how to mix and apply the products effectively. We looked at and tried different types of clay masks, which were fantastic. My favourite in particular was the algae mask, which turned into a rather rubbery consistency after a few minutes and could be simply peeled off after a while, and it left my skin feeling incredible! I also loved the Gold Corundum Peeling Cream (that contains real gold) leaving a shimmer on the skin.

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Taken from the Organique website – click on the image for the link!

So, as resolutions are being made to change our eating habits and we are more conscious of the things we put into our bodies, why not examine the products we are putting on our skin too?

After the success of the first event, it is likely that a second one will be held later in January – if you are in the West Midlands and want to participate, drop me an email at suzie81blog@hotmail.co.uk or tweet me @suzie81blog and I’ll send you the details.

Organique Birmingham

Organique Birmingham

I’ve lived in Birmingham since 2001 and now consider myself to be an honorary Brummie and I absolutely love the variety of things to see and do, and the places available to shop in the city. However, what I particularly enjoy is finding the amazing smaller, independent businesses that offer a more personal touch and artisan products, and I was pleased to discover a wonderful store in the North Western Arcade, Temple Row last week.

Organique is a natural, environmentally friendly and healthy cosmetics store, specialising in beauty products that are safe and made from naturally based sources. As someone with extremely sensitive skin, I was intrigued by their products and was delighted when I was invited in to test some of them.

I fell in love with the store immediately – for anyone with an interest in beauty and skin care this is a haven where many hours can easily be spent browsing through the hundreds of different products on offer. I had a consultation with the manager, Justyna, in which we discussed my skin type and what I wanted to achieve from a skin care routine, and then I was very genererously presented with a number of items in which she recommended I try over the next week.

I have started by focusing on changing my routine on my face and arms. The skin on my face is the ultimate combination – extremely sensitive, dry and blotchy in places, greasy and spotty in others. Gorgeous. I have to be careful when using cleansers, toners and moisturisers as they often cause break outs, and even the most expensive products have caused my skin to react badly in the past. Justyna recommended two products for this in particular:

Melon Ritual Face Mask

Melon Ritual Face Mask

The Melon Ritual Face Mask (£12.95) immediately appealed to me because it smelled gorgeous. It was a light texture and felt lovely when applied. I used it three times over the week, as recommended, leaving it on my clean, dry face for twenty minutes, before rinsing with water. Amazing. I noticed an immediate improvement in the quality of tone in my skin, appearing brighter and feeling refreshed.

Rejuvenating Cranberry Serum

Rejuvenating Cranberry Serum

The Rejuvenating Cranberry Serum (£17.50) is designed for skin which is tired and lacking in energy. It was easy and quick to use – being massaged gently into the skin after washing and drying. It smelled lovely, it wasn’t greasy or thick and it genuinely left my face feeling soft and smooth. Better still, I found that some of the dryer parts of my skin were moisturised, and I didn’t have a single break out all week. It will definitely be replacing my regular moisturiser from now on.

Habibi Shea Butter Body Balm

Habibi Shea Butter Body Balm

I also suffer from mild psoriasis, particularly in the winter, which leaves me with patches of flaky, itchy skin on my arms. Nice. For this, I decided to try the Habibi Shea Butter Body Balm (£7.95), and it’s one of the best products I’ve ever used. Seriously. It smells wonderful, with a slightly masculine fragrance, and all I have done is washed, exfoliated and rubbed a small amount of the butter into my arms. My skin looks and feels absolutely wonderful, the condition has improved and it’s an absolute bargain at the price.

I’ve got a number of products still to test, which I will be doing so and posting about over the coming weeks (I know, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it), and I highly recommend that you get yourself over to the store so that you can try them too.

Need more reasons?

  • You can choose any selection of any products and have them put into a beautiful gift box. Perfect for birthdays, weddings and, of course, Christmas.
  • Products are suitable for men, women and children.
  • There are lots of products that are suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Once a product is finished, you can bring the tub back to the store and get it refilled for £1.00 less.
  • There is a 10% discount for students on certain products (ask in store).

Want to to find out more?

Twitter: @organiqueBHM

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrganiqueBirmingham

Website: organiquestore.co.uk

 

Disclaimer: I was invited to review the products, but was under no obligation to provide a positive review. All opinions are honest and my own.