Friday, April 24, 2015

La Bella Figura Nourishing Body Elixir & Travel Therapy Botanical Mood Booster Reviews

Happy Friday, friends! It's been a loooong week and I am more than ready for 5:00pm to get here. On a slightly happier note, I wanted to share something awesome that happened last week. There are tons of amazing giveaways happening constantly on Instagram, and I try to enter as many as I see. I figure, even if the chances are small, you can't win if you don't try! However, fortune was apparently smiling up on me because I was lucky enough to win a prize from BeauTeaBar during one of their recent loop giveaways! First off, I think it had to be fate that this particular shop was the one I ended up winning from because they are all about natural, good for you beauty products and tea. You know, just two of my favorite things on the planet. I had never heard of BeauTeaBar before learning about them through the loop, and I'm so glad that I did! I've been perusing their website and everything about it is fabulous. They have a great selection of products for sale that will please any ingredient conscious shopper, and Marissa, the shop's founder, seems fierce, fantastic, and totally down to earth. I'd have tea with her any day!

The prize I won from the BeauTeaBar shop was a duo of La Bella Figura goodies valued at $140! I felt so lucky to have received such a generous prize and couldn't wait for it to arrive.

My prize arrived really quickly and I was totally impressed by the care they put into packaging and presentation. Everything was wrapped up so prettily, and there was even a handwritten note from Marissa. I received two luxurious items from La Bella Figura, the Skin Aficionado Nourishing Body Elixir and the Travel Therapy Botanical Mood Booster. La Bella Figura is also new to me, so I took a little time to explore their website as well and see what the brand was all about. Founded by best friends Victoria Fantauzzi and Karen King, La Bella Figura Beauty is a small batch producer of high quality skincare, makeup, and perfumes using the purest natural ingredients they can find. Their products are always free of processed ingredients, parabens, GMOs and synthetic ingredients, and utilize organic, ethically sourced ingredients whenever possible.

I've been using my prize products religiously ever since I got them, and they really are totally divine. Let me tell you a little more about them!

100ml, $90
Skin Aficionado is an alluring blend of the most nourishing and harmonious healing oils. Light, delicate and evocative, this intoxicating all over body elixir will transform your regular bath or shower experience into an indulgent skin worshiping ritual. Abundant in plant nutrients, phytosterols, complete Vitamins A, B,C, E and coveted essential fatty acids this oil sinks quickly into the skin leaving a trail of fresh dew-drenched scent and blissfully awakened, rejuvenated cells. 

This supple oil is incredibly lightweight and lovely. I haven't tried it out in the bath, but I've been using it after showering to nourish the drier areas of my body. It sinks into skin really quickly and leaves it feeling incredibly soft. I've got some really dry patches on my legs that I'm hoping repeated use of this body oil will help to improve. The scent is very light and botanical, as there are no artificial fragrances added. I know the $90 price tag is a little steep, but I'm sure this bottle will last ages and the quality of the ingredients is top notch.

5ml, $50 
Our number one traveling companion is this charming and harmonious aromatherapy concentrate which restores tranquility and relieves travel fatigue whether you're on train, plane or automobile. Organic Blue Tansy is the star in Travel Therapy and supports relaxation while also easing overwhelming filled moments. Vibrant Italian Blood Orange and sweet Bulgarian Rose Otto uplift any stressful mood as well as our special clinical grade of essential oils blend. Now you can arrive anywhere feeling renewed and refreshed with our gorgeously scented botanical good mood booster! 

This teensy rollerball perfume is perfectly portable for on-the-go stress relief. It's very potent and the scent lasts a long time. The botanical fragrance may not be for everyone, but If you're looking for more of a spa/aromatherapy experience it's quite lovely. If I need a little happiness boost I'll put a little dab on my temples and take a few deep breaths. I have a feeling this will be coming in handy with all the stress I anticipate at work.

All in all I'm really happy with my new La Bella Figura Beauty products and will be using them a bunch. Thank you again to BeauTeaBar for giving away such a generous prize. Make sure to check out both of their shops! In the meantime, I hope you all have wonderful weekends. I'm looking forward to doing lots of blog prep, so get ready for exciting things to come!