Monday, 20 January 2014

Abahna Product Review

Abahna is a new brand discovery for me. Abahna is an online based luxury British brand, the products are made from natural ingredients and the brand strives to produce natural and simple products. Ingredients come from plants, flowers, herbs and fruits. Having these natural oils is great for your skin.

For a luxury, quality brand, the prices are really reasonable. I bought a selection of products to see what they were like.

The products arrived to my house in plain cardboard box packaging, but inside the box the products came in a gift bag, tided with a ribbon. This is great if you are buying it as a gift as it does have that luxury look.

I ordered three products to trial, a bath foam, a candle and hand cream.

The candle and bath foam come in lovely packaging, with gold foiled detailing on the boxes. With ribbon detailing on the top of the box.

Firstly the bath foam. 

This is the 500ml Vetiver and Cedarwood fragrance. Its packed full of natural oils and plant extracts. The smell of the product is a relaxing, earthy smell which is ideal when you want a relaxing soak in the bath. The scent is quite masculine so would be ideal for both men and women.

The packaging for the bath foam defiantly has the look of a high end expensive brand. The large thick glass bottle with gold stopper and gold foiling on the front of the bottle, give the bottle a simplistic elegance. Priced at £30.00 its a great product to give as a gift as it defiantly looks expensive.

Secondly I chose a candle from the online selection. I went for the mini size as I am very fussy with my candles.

The candle comes in a fuchsia pink box again with the gold foiling detail, this is the Frangipani and Orange Blossom 70g scented candle. Its a great size if your not sure which scent you want as the its much cheaper then the next size up which is £22.00 for 180g. The one benefit however of getting the larger size as it comes with a gold lid similar to Jo Malone packaging but at a much more affordable price.

The candle itself has a very light scent, so is ideal if you don't like over powering candles. I burnt mine for about an hour and it hasn't seem to have shrunk at all so I think these will be long lasting candles. Having used the candle I think I would defiantly repurchase.

Finally the last product I chose was a hand cream.

Having received this product I wish I had ordered the bigger size. This is the 50ml £8.00 White Grapefruit and May Chang tube, unfortunately the packaging isn't as luxurious as all the other products they sell but it is great to keep in your handbag. The hand creams are available in a bigger 250ml size which comes in a pump dispenser. This is packaged in a higher quality container and if you are buying as a gift or for your home I would advise the bigger size.

The hand cream itself is once again packed full of essential oils and is great for dry hands.

Abahna is defiantly a brand worth discovering for yourself as the products are great quality and using all natural oils means that it is great for your skin too. The website usually has a deal running in my experience where you can gain money off your order, which is great if you are concerned with the price. 

Here is a link to the site where you can find further detail on the brand. 

Monday, 6 January 2014

Daisy by Marc Jacobs

This christmas I was bought a new Daisy by Marc Jacobs fragrance. I am already a massive fan of the Marc Jacobs fragrances. My previous favourite of the limited edition Eau So Fresh Sunshine.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs are light fruity floral fragrances which have long wear. They come in beautiful bottles, not that practical for traveling with but they look lovely on a dressing table.

This is my new fragrance, its a lighter scent then the limited edition summer fragrance and is ideal to wear out in the evenings. With hints of wild rose, apple blossom and grapefruit it is a light and subtle feminine fragrance.

My original Marc Jacobs Eau so Fresh Sunshine fragrance much bolder and fruitier. Great for wearing out during the day and brings you the smells of summer.