Laundry Special – Dryerballs, Senses, Fairliving


Here at The Amazing Blog we love finding totally natural, organic and environmentally-friendly beauty products, whether that’s skincare, makeup or body care. We’re now taking this level of care to our wardrobe, clothes are worn every day and spend hours in contact with our skin, we have picked our favourite laundry products that cater to different needs.

As winter comes closer, the outdoor washing line is swapped for the tumble dryer. Dryerballs can rid you of the additional task of ironing and give you back an evening of relaxation.

These products are all natural softeners made only from wool. The Dryerballs negate the use of chemical softeners, reduce drying time, reduce creasing and reduce static. We found them so easy to use, simply put both balls in the tumble dryer along with your clothes and start the machine on the usual settings. What’s more, if you want to add a natural fragrance to your laundry, simply add a few drops of essential oils to the Dryerballs and run for a further 10 minutes on no heat. They are reusable and will undoubtedly save you both time and money by reducing drying time. Get yours here for £8.25.

For those of you who would rather stick to a classic softener, we have found one that can be used even by those with the most sensitive skin. Senses have created a new hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested fabric conditioner that rivals brand leaders on performance and price.

The fabric softener uses microcapsule fragrance technology; it’s available in three scents, Blue Breeze, Orange Zest and Tropical Burst, each scent is rich, fresh and long lasting. The ingredients are all naturally sourced, allowing the product to be hypoallergenic as well as intensely fragrant. We found the conditioner of excellent quality and highly effective, our clothed felt soft but our pockets didn’t feel empty. Get yours here for only £1.00.

Lastly we have found a stain remover for today’s conscious consumer. Fairliving has created a Planet Pure Organic Stain Remover Spray with the power to eliminate stubborn stains cause by red wine, fruit, jam and even grease.

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We were lucky enough to try this and loved the zesty orange fragrance. It came to the rescue of a white dress from an attack of red wine, while also giving it a fresh, crisp scent. The spray is versatile and extremely useful as it can be used on any type of fabric and surface. This is a product that everybody needs in their laundry kit and thankfully won’t break the budget. Make sure you get your hands on one here for £2.99.
And if a spray remover is not enough and your laundry definitely needs something stronger, which can go deep in the stains, Fairliving also offers a wide range of Laundry Liquids and Softners. 

All the scents are very pleasant and natural, with Lavender, Orange, Chamomile and Rose and there is a product specific for every fabric.
The entire range is available here starting from £1.99.


Heathcote & Ivory – Kaffe Fasset Body Wash and Lotion


For one day only, here at The Amazing Blog, our office has become an enchanted garden. Thanks to Heathcote & Ivory, the Kaffe Collection has filled the room with the heavenly scent of summer, perfect for a grey dreary day like today.

We adore everything about it. It's only October and the sky might be a bit dull but the fruity and flowery scent of this body wash let our minds travel to a colourful and happy place. It’s not usual to see a packaging like the Kaffe Fasset one; the floral pattern is literally a feast for your eyes. Bright and vivid colours cover the box and the bottle gives an idea of what's inside. The Body Wash contains a bouquet of Orange Blossom, Bergamot and Oleander mixed with Black Pepper and Cornflower, and will leave your skin soft as a rose without using parabens or sulfates.

The Kaffe Fasset Body Lotion is what you really need to keep smelling good until night and double the treatment. We couldn’t help but spreading it on hands and arms all day as the effects on the skin are astonishing. Heathcote & Ivory’s lotion - we like to call it a potion - doesn’t grease,  and is very light despite its deep hydrating action and absorbs quickly.
After a while, we also noticed the scent on our skin changes; crispy and almost salty as the sea at the beginning, it gets fruitier and more sweet after a while.

Dreaming of a private, secret garden? Buy Kaffe body wash and lotion for £12 here, where you can also find, from the same collection, hand cream and cute scented drawer liners for £10.

Queen of the Hive Face Cream


No doubt everyone has heard of or participated in the contour craze that took over the beauty world. Just when we thought contour was reserved for the makeup collection, here at The Amazing Blog we have found out that Wedderspoon created a Face Contour Cream as part of their Queen of the Hive Organic Skincare. It is designed to firm and plump the skin to accentuate the natural contours of the face.

The essential components of the product are Manuka Honey for nourishment and intense hydration of the skin, and Bee Venom, which is extracted humanely, to increase blood flow and stimulate collagen production to keep skin firm. Wedderspoon make the quality of their ingredients a top priority, ensuring that they are from either organic or natural sources. We loved the use of ancient bee venom therapy that has been popular in the celebrity world, including Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The packaging fits with the natural theme, the lid is made from wood, while the neutral coloured cream is visible through the glass pot. It looks clean, chic and high quality. We loved the sweet fragrant scent that vaguely reminded us of Turkish delight; it soaked into the skin quickly and left it extremely soft to the touch. We experienced no skin irritation, but unfortunately those with bee venom allergies should not use this product.

Become the Queen of natural contour by getting your hands on the Face Contour Cream here for £52. 


Eye of Horus – Baked Goddess Eyeshadow Palettes

Here at The Amazing Blog, we love to add a bit of sparkle to our eyes. Going into Autumn/Winter, we're always on the lookout for the perfect shades to compliment our wintry wardrobes. With this in mind, we are very glad to present you with our newfound love, the new Baked Goddess Eyeshadow Palettes from Eye of Horus.

If you can picture yourself wandering the streets of Ancient Egypt, then you'll certainly be able to get on board with the inspiration behind these palettes and the Eye of Horus brand. Four mysterious and charming palettes for cool and warmer styles, there's certainly something for every taste. The Sekhmet Smokey and Sheba Mystical Shadow Palettes have a hint of desert to them, and have us in the mind of night and day. The Sekhmet Smokey Shadow Palette has silverpale moon and anthracite night colours, perfect for those of us in the office who favour a more sultry evening look. The Sheba Mystical Palette is a mesmerising reflection of a desert horizon and has a hint of sheen in each pan - this palette goes from a very pale champagne to a deeper plum and is a must have for an autumnal inspired style.

The Maat Sultry Shadow Palette offers a choice of warm, chocolaty shades. We’re talking about wonderfully pigmented matte hues from a light beige to a deep brown, the ideal palette for creating a warm smoky eye style that will give your glance an enigmatic look. Last but certainly not least, the Luminous Isis Shadow Palette is fantastic for an autumn, or indeed a Christmas party look. Express yourself like a true goddess with a vivid rose gold, a shimmering antique gold and a rusty bronze. Glowing with a golden undertone, the metallic finish of these shadows is absolutely enchanting.

Eye of Horus' formulas are pretty impressive. These velvety, long-lasting shadows are paraben-free, and are made with essential oils and natural waxes, making them a great discovery if you have sensitive eyes. Being cruelty-free doesn’t mean compromising on quality. These beautiful palettes have an amazing colour pay off, blending beautifully both wet and dry. And even without a primer, we found that the shadows didn't shift all day. Treat yourself to these beautiful shades here. They’re all available for £22.50

Cawston Press – Sparkling Drinks


Here at The Amazing Blog, we love nothing more than sipping on a can of something fizzy. However so many of them are too sweet and sickly, leaving us with what feels like a layer of fur on our teeth. Not to mention the countless artificial ingredients that we unwittingly put into our bodies. We were therefore suitably excited when Cawston Press created their range of sparkling drinks.

Cawston Press has maintained their aim to make delicious soft drinks using only quality ingredients, the finest fruit is picked at harvest and the juice used is pressed rather than concentrated. This gives the sparkling drinks the freshness of flavour that is blended to perfection with other ingredients from their kitchen garden. The variation in colours, tastes, and textures of the apple makes it the staple ingredient in all of Cawston Press’ drinks, including their new sparkling variety.

We had the chance to try the Ginger Beer and Elderflower Lemonade, there are only a few ingredients used but Cawston Press do not compromise on taste. The Ginger Beer has a crisp, almost dry taste to it with the inclusion of fiery ginger extracts; on the other hand the Elderflower Lemonade is fairly sweet, light and extremely fragrant due to the infusion of elderflower. In comparison to other sparkling soft drinks, these are fairly low in sugar. Now there will be no guilty conscious after treating ourselves to a delicious and refreshing sparkling drink.

Make sure you treat yourself to a guilt-free soft drink; get yours here for 99p per can or £3.50 for 6.