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Wild Olive Bath Tea Bag Review & Funky Skincare Interview

Posted on January 21, 2014

Hi Guys!

If you saw my post earlier this week you’ll know I went with Dee from deesbeautifullife to check out Funky Skincare at The Forum in Norwich. These Bath Tea Bags instantly caught my eye as I’ve never seen anything like them before!

bath tea bags

I bought a box of Wild Olive Bath Tea bags for £8.50, inside the box were five mixed bags, the ‘flavours’ sounded lovely, especially the Mandarin, Bergamot & Orange Blossom, it smelled divine!

bath tea

The Tea Bags contain bath salts, various teas such as green tea and orange blossom tea, and essential oils. You just run a bath and drop a bag in like you would a cup of tea! The ingredients infuse into the bath creating a lovely scent and the essential oils left my skin feeling lovely and soft.

wild olive bath tea bags

I tried one of the tea bags and wasn’t sure what to expect. The scent filled the room and made for a lovely relaxing bath, and my skin was super soft when I got out too!

bath tea bag info

The lovely Martine, co-owner of Funky Skincare kindly offered to answer a few questions for us about her company –

1. What inspired you to set up Funky Skincare?

Sarah and I met back in 2009 when we began working together in a busy marketing team. We quickly hit it off and became good friends. As experienced marketers we often chat about our own experiences as customers and had strong ideas about how customer service and products, particularly skincare, could be improved upon.We both had a real passion and enthusiasm for skincare products having both struggled to find the perfect solution for our different skin conditions, Sarah suffers with Psoriasis and I suffer with oily skin prone to breakouts and in a ‘light bulb moment’ we decided to go into business together. We quickly realised chemicals in skincare was playing a huge part to our conditions and so knew in an instant that Natural was the way forward!

2. Out of the products you sell, which is your favourite and why?

It’s difficult to say as we only select products that we ourselves really like, however there are a couple of favorites and mainly because having tried every product we sell, we have seen some amazing results on our own skin. We both really like the ‘Pulpe De Vie Range’ this range is made from organic fruits and vegetables and love everything about it including the smells, the funky packaging and of course how it makes your skin feel.  Ora Naturals has to be another firm favorite, it’s entirely based on the miracle ingredient Argan Oil which is believed to be the rarest oil in the world with one tree yielding just one litre of oil per year. It has one of the highest known contents of Vitamin E in the natural world and protects the skin against the effects of ageing as well as decreasing inflammation, scarring and the appearance of stretch marks. It’s a ‘No brainer’ who wouldn’t want this on their dressing table?

3. Can you tell me more about The Ultimate Pamper Experience?

We describe the Ultimate Pamper Experience as ‘The at home part with a difference’ this is partly because we like to add fun into what we do and because it’s completely tailored to the host. We offer a range of experiences from ‘Classy Chic’ where we can teach people the basics in caring for your skin to ‘Full on and Funky’ where we put the fun into pampering with a light-hearted evening for those who are up for a real full-on funky experience.There are of course lots of opportunities to sample the products and discover some wonderful ingredients.

4. Do you have any tips or recommendations you can offer someone that’s just starting out with skincare?

During our research over the last two years we have been overwhelmed with the amount there is to learn about and the fierce competition that exists within the cosmetic industry. Therefore our advice would be to do as much research as possible in the industry and your market before you enter into any business, especially with such a fast changing and complex subject such as skincare. You have to be very passionate about what you are doing and it is our passion and enthusiasm that drives us to succeed.

5. Do you offer skincare consultations? If not would you consider this in future

We don’t offer consultations as such but our aim has always been to be completely transparent in our marketing approach to Skincare because so often people have no idea what they are putting onto their skin. We aren’t qualified skincare experts by any stretch of the imagination, however we strive to learn as much as possible behind the science of it and the benefits of each of the natural ingredients ingredient, this enables us to impart what we have learned onto our customers so that they can make an informed choice. There’s always opportunity around the corner though and who knows, one day consultations may be part of what we do!

If you’re interested in natural and organic skincare products you can check out Funky Skincare here!

I hope you enjoyed my post 🙂 xxx

Funky Skincare at The Forum!

Posted on January 16, 2014

Hi Guys!

Following on from my previous post here, after we had our hair done myself and Dee went to meet the owners of Funky Skincare at The Forum in Norwich. Funky Skincare were hosting the ‘Naturally Funky’ Health and Beauty Show to celebrate the launch of the company.

Here’s a bit more info about the company –

‘At the heart of Funky Skincare is a passion and determination to offer an exceptional skincare experience for everyone. We are committed to selecting only the finest natural and organic skincare brands as we believe caring for skin plays a vital role in health and well being. All to often the skin is neglected with more focus on what is put into our bodies and not what is put on it.

By working alongside skincare brands that share our passion and enthusiasm we are able to offer the widest variety of products, maintain a sustainable and ethical supply chain to support farming communities and fair trade. Above all our commitment is to provide excellent products and service to all our customers.’

The first products we went to look at were by Greenscape, who are a home-made organic skincare brand…

greenscape skincareI love the fact that these products are organic and home made, the packaging is gorgeous too!

greenscape grapefruit hand wash

greenscape luminescent body cream

Next was Ora Naturals, who offer a range of organic argan oil based products

ora naturals products

And Terre d’Oc products,

argan products

Blend Collective products use natural and organic ingredients

blend collective products

Fikkkerts Palm House Bath Essence caught my eye as it was in such a pretty bottle!

palm house luxury bathing essence

Pulpe De Vie is a French brand offering organic skincare made from fresh fruit and veg.

pulpe de vie products

Wild offer a unique range of body butters, soaps and hand creams using natural resources found in Africa.

wild skincare

The Wild-Olive products really caught my eye, they are a collection of soaps, bath, beauty and home fragrances handmade in the UK. The bath melts looked and smelled good enough to eat!

wild olive products

The Wild-Olive Bath sundaes’ looked so edible and smelled amazing!

bath melts

I thought the wild-Olive Bath Tea Bags looked awesome too, I’ve never heard of anythng like this before so I bought a box of them! I’ll be reviewing shortly!

bath tea bag

Well I hope this has given you a good overview of the company and what they’re all about! Make sure you check them out at Funky Skincare and you can also tweet them at @Funkyskincare if you have any questions 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx