Friday, April 22, 2016

Olive Skincare* + Giveaway!

Recently I've been trying to avoid purchasing a lot of the skincare brands in stores as most of them do contain harsh chemicals that shouldn't be used on the skin.

Lucky for me I was contacted by the company Olive, to try out a couple of their skincare products.

Whats great is that their products are free from parabens, mineral oils, artificial colourants or fragrances and silicones. Oh and did I mention that its cruelty free?!

The main star of the show is the extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf extract that is contained in their products, which did get me intrigued with their products as it isn't the usual argan or rosehip oil.

Hydrating Facial Toner || $24.95 
Purchase here

If there was one skincare product that I had to choose to bring to an island it would be this buddy.
Toners that come out as a mist will always appear in the monthly favourites during the warmer months as I use it like crazy.

With no exception, this toner has such a refreshing feeling on the face and doesn't drench the face as the mist is light.
The scent is like subtle and citrusy but goes away once it dries.

This toner supposedly tones, refreshes and relieves stress from your skin.
I haven't experienced the toning yet but double tick to the refreshing and relieving side to it.
I did notice that when it dried, my face did feel like a babies butt so I was pretty much my face everytime. (spoiler alert: most of their products do this!)

Though with this toner, I used it a lot when it was hotter, but since the weather has died down, this has been collecting dust as I'm not a fan of spraying something cool and refreshing when its cold (anyone else on the same boat?!). But I can say for sure that it is an essential product for the hotter times of the month and I will be packing this in my travel bag when I'll be visiting the hotter places!

Hand Moisturising Cream || $14.95
Purchase here

I have mentioned before in my what's in my work bag blog post, about using hand creams all the time when I'm at work.
You could ask every employee who works in the produce department of a supermarket and i assure you that 99% of them will say their hands are dry from work.
This hand cream has been such the life saver for me as I've been previously bringing the Crabtree & Evelyn hand creams to work but I use them so frequently to the point where I can use it up within the month.
For a similar price and triple the size (yes I use the 25g hand creams) this hand cream has been doing an amazing job. 
I find that before work and during my work breaks, I can apply this hand cream and my hands will not be as dry as the desert for the 9 hour shift.
This hand cream has been coming along with me every day at work and the best thing is that I only need a pea size for it to do the job well.
Highly recommend you try this one out if you suffer from the sand paper hands.

Nourishing Day Cream || $29.95
Purchase here

The nourishing day cream never really caught my attention as I find that Im always a bit 'meh' towards facial creams, other than using them as a prep before applying bb creams/foundations I rarely consider it a HG in my skincare routine.

Though I have to say that I'm a bit on the fence for this moisturiser.
I love how a little goes a long way and it actually feels like it is moisturising your skin for the entire day rather than being sucked up and left to be reapplied.
But I found it hard to apply my makeup which Im assuming is due to it having oil in it, my eyebrow products just applied really streakily and was always slipping around due to this.
I do occasionally use it as a night cream as it does the job moisturising over night and yes it does the best job at making my face feel amazing.

Exfoliating Moisture Body Scrub || $28.95
Purchase here

First off with the packaging of body scrubs, Im not a fan of the tub form as I always tend to get water in the product and sometimes find it hard to open the lid and hold the product with watery hands.

Although I did get water in the product I have to put this out there but I give this a 10/10 for packaging, like finally a body scrub with a matte lid!! 

So with the actual product this is hands down the best body scrub I have ever came across.
I found that this left me with the greatest feeling on my skin ever, like a bun being buttered straight from the oven. 
Whats different is that this scrub doesn't contain the harsh bead-like substances which I actually don't like using.
At first, I thought it did as I felt some fine sugar-like texture being rubbed against my skin but as you continue rubbing the scrub onto your skin it actually starts to all melt which made me fall in love!
It did give me that tingly sensation from the scrubbing but the aftermath and leaving the showered with soft skin is the best.

100% Natural All-Purpose Balm || $22.95
Purchase here

Just like the Lucas Papaw Ointment, everyone needs an all-purpose balm in their household.
Like all multipurpose balms they have so many ways to be used but since I'm the boring kind, i tend to stick with it as a lip balm. 

The balm has a thin oily texture when applied and doesn't require you to dig into the product. 
You don't really need a lot for it to cover your lips as it is like an oil and spreads evenly on the lips.

I wouldn't say that this is the best lip balm I've used but it does the trick especially on the days when i just want to pop something on before I apply lipstick. or If I'm not digging having a thick lip balm on the lips.

It does have a shelf life of 2 years but I can say for sure that I will not be finishing this tub as it does contain a lot!

Olive Leaf Rosehip Oil || $22.95
Purchase here

Leaving my favourite till last, I was excited to be trying this oil out.
I'm not sure if the trend of using facial oils is still hyped up but for myself I'm still looking to find the best oil for myself.

A lot of the oils i've tried, have left my face feeling oily in the way where you look like you dipped your face in oil and it leaves that oily residue on your hands as well (fyi, i dread that), as well as just not doing anything for your skin.
But this oil, my gosh! 
I apply 3 drops to my face every night and rub it in like a moisturiser and it works like a dry oil.
No oily residue at all, not on my face or hands! 
Best of all is that I wake up with soft skin and I don't really need to moisturise after cleansing it off.
I can say for sure that I will be purchasing this one once I run out. 

Giveaway Time!!

Olive was generous enough to give one of my readers a chance to try out some of these products.
What you will be winning are:

1x Olive Hand Moisturising Cream
1x Olive Leaf Rosehip Oil
1x 100% Natural All-purpose Balm
1x Olive Nourishing Day Cream
1x Exfoliating Moisture Body Scrub

So if you are interested in trying them out the rules are:

-This is an Australian giveaway! (As it is a lot easier to arrange delivery for them)
-Enter through the rafflecopter widget below! (if its not working, just write in the comments!)
-Must be following me through GFC or bloglovin!
-Must let me know your email
-optional: comment what your favourite skincare product is!

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*Products were sent to me to try!


  1. I discovered rosehip oil last winter & while I haven't used it over summer I look forward to returning to it this year!

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