Thursday, 5 December 2013

Review: Honey Bee Beautiful Christmas Gift Hamper (Competition Ended)


Honey Bee Beautiful Christmas Hamper
Gorgeous natural beauty hamper prize for 1 lucky winner!
As many of you may know I am a real lover of bees, rescuing them from spider webs, my home, anywhere I can and getting the word out about how important bees are to this planet. It felt only right to celebrate the beautiful bee here by introducing a lovely UK based company.

Honey Bee Beautiful

'Honey Bee Beautiful' is a Welsh company based in South Wales. They not only keep and care for the amazing bees but make and sell hand-made cosmetics all natural and made with love.

For this '12 Days of Christmas' give-away I was given the opportunity to experience some of their sumptuous and nurturing products.

For the give-away Honey Bee Beautiful have offered one lucky winner a beautiful bee-loving Christmas hamper full of their lovely products. I also got the chance to try the products too.

Honey Bee Beautiful Trade Stand

My name is Catherine Clark and I started keeping bees 4 years ago on a farm in Llangybi in Monmouthshire, South Wales. It is fair to say that the bees have quite literally taken over my life and in addition to caring for them and extracting the honey and beeswax, we also make a delicious range of 100% natural skincare products free from chemicals and any other nasties so that you can care for your skin the way nature intended - naturally!

What Is So Good About Honey?

Before I begin the review I wanted to share a little on why honey is so good for the skin. 

Honey has great moisturizing properties, soothes, and also is anti-bacterial and hydrates the skin. This can help reduce the chance of blemishes. From further research some people using raw honey on the skin have found a great reduction in their acne. This is really hopeful to me and my sensitive skin and adult acne.

'Honey Bee Beautiful' Says:

It is a ‘humectant’ which means that it attracts moisture and keeps it locked inside so the skin remains supple and elastic. It is loaded with antioxidants and helps restore damaged and wrinkled skin.

Honey's natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties protects the skin and encourages rejunvination and natural healing.

The Honey Bee Beautiful Christmas Gift Hamper 

100% Natural Honey & Lemon Meringue Shimmering Body Butter (50g)

Honey Bee Beautiful Body Butter

This comes in a circular tin with lovely natural packaging and design. It is lightweight so perfect for taking travelling or on holiday. 

One thing I notice about this butter is that it is 100% natural and as I open the lid the scent is dreamy. I wish I could offer the smell through the screen - you will love it.

Ingredients: Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Honey, Mica Powder, (Limonene, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool).

It may be winter but the uplifting scent of lemon in this divine shea butter base and the nourishing properties of honey make me feel incredibly feminine and beautiful. While this may be fantastic in the summer I think it is ideal all year round including the busy Christmas season when we want to look good and smell nice and adds a little extra sparkle to an outfit. 

It feels so soft on my skin and has just the right amount of sparkle for a lovely night out. 

Honey Bee Beautiful Body Butter

100% Natural Honey Hand Balm With Mandarin & Lavender (50g)

Honey Bee Beautiful Hand Balm

Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Calendula Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Honey, Lavender Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, (Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool).

This also comes in a lightweight round tin with natural packaging detail. What I love most about this intense hand balm is you can smell both the mandarin and lavender when you smooth it onto your hands. I often find you smell one scent over another but not with this balm; the lavender and mandarin complement one another brilliantly.

I love hand creams and balms. I love to carry one around in my handbag because there is something deeply personal about rubbing beautiful moisturizing scents into the palms, very caring and considerate of oneself, not to mention the ability to inhale lovely aromas every now and again when you are out and about. I also am forcing this balm onto my best friend who I share a home with, who really likes this balm. He has what you call asbestos hands, lifts things out of the oven bare handed and puts his hands into chemicals that have caused dry hands and broken nails.  So he is rubbing it into his hands and nails to rejuvenate the skin there.

One thing I noticed about this balm is that a little goes a long way; you really don't need much so this is perfect for those dry chapped hands during the winter when the cold sets in.  Or for anyone who has chaffed hands from gardening.  

This balm is incredibly healing and moisturizing due to the honey, beeswax and calendula.

Honey Bee Beautiful says:

Works best rubbed in before bed and left overnight to let nature work its magic.
Honey Bee Beautiful Natural Hand Balm

100% Natural Honey & Beeswax Lip Balm with Mandarin (15g)

Beeswax Lip Balm

Summer I need lip balm, winter I really need lip balm. I am one of those people that if I go a few days without lip balm my lips are so dry and sore. I tried going 'au natural' to make sure my lips were not addicted, but realise that years of using chemical lip balms probably caused the damage in the first place, for me personally. So now I tend to opt for natural balms wherever I can.

Ingredients: Sweet Almond, Oil , Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E Oil , Honey plus either:- Mandarin Essential Oil; Geranium Essential Oil; Lavender Essential Oil ; or Peppermint Essential Oil.

This natural honey & beeswax lip balm is so soothing and 'Honey Bee Beautiful' give you the option of plain honey or with the addition of mandarin, rose geranium  lavender or peppermint. I was delighted to receive the lip balm with the additional mandarin oil. 

It comes in a small 5g pot that fits perfectly in my pocket or bag when I am out and about in town or going on my hikes into nature.

Natural Beeswax Lip Balm

And finally a super cute Christmas stocking filler, Christmas Tree soap...

Christmas Tree Honey Soap With Essential Oils Of Orange, Cinnamon & Clove

Cinnamon Clove Honey Soap

I remember as a child always receiving a shaped soap at Christmas. It could be an animal, a soap shape piece of fruit but always it smelled glorious and I quite enjoyed receiving it. This little Christmas tree soap is no different. 

It comes into a lovely little orange bag with a ribbon and is a really smooth softening soap. The scent is totally in keeping with the season.

To me this is perfect for Christmas morning or if you have family and friends staying over to make the bathroom smell all Christmassy. A great little stocking filler.


Sodium Cocate, Sodium Oliviate, Sodium Sunflower Seedate, Sodium Castorate, Sodium Beeswax, Honey, Orange Essential Oil, Clove Essential oil, Cinnamon Essential Oil, Eugonel, Limonena, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Isoengenol, Cousmarin, Citral.

Honey Bee Beautiful Christmas Tree Honey Soap With Essential Oils Of Orange, Cinnamon & Clove

Honey Bee Beautiful also do a range of gorgeous facial creams and serums.

Honey Bee Beautiful Christmas
Honey Hand Cream -    Vitamin Rich Facial Serum -   Honey Face Cream with Essential Oils of Rose Geranium & Myrrh
Great Christmas Presents Or Gifts For Yourself

Honey Hand Cream with Essential Oils of Lavender & Lime 50g 
(Price - £7.95 at time of posting)

This is their best seller, a rich and moisturizing honey hand-cream with the soothing and fresh essential oils of lavender & lime. A daily must for hands and skin and completely natural without any nasties. Care for your skin the way nature intended - naturally! 

Natural Vitamin Rich Facial Serum 30ml
(Price - £8.95 at time of posting)

Their vitamin rich facial serums are becoming very popular due to the naturally intense moisturizing & enriching properties of the raspberry, passionflower & rosehip oils in addition to essential oils of lavender, rose geranium & neroli which help to rejuvenate tired skin and reduce fine lines. Raspberry seed oil also provides natural protection from the sun.

Honey Face Cream with Essential Oils of Rose Geranium & Myrrh 50g
(Price - £7.95 at time of posting)

This silky smooth face cream is fantastic for a daily treatment for both sensitive and mature/dry skin - it is full of the healing and moisturizing properties of honey & beeswax but also has the rejuvenating & uplifting essential oils of rose geranium & myrrh.

The prices are pretty damn good for natural products. If you want to buy any of the above or check out her other products click HERE to look around. 

If you like what you see in this review, you can purchase Honey Bee Beautiful products from many her on-line shop HERE (in the UK). You can also keep up to date with Honey Bee Beautiful on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE


And now it is your turn, how would you like to win a hamper of gorgeous products as detailed in the review above?
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I would like to say a great big thank you to Cath from 'Honey Bee Beautiful'
for sponsoring this give-away and providing me with products to review.

                       MERRY CHRISTMAS & may 2014 be full of blessings for you!

                                                               GOOD LUCK!

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What skincare products are you currently looking for but struggling to find eg. face-cream which is good for sensitive skin & free of chemicals?

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*Post Disclaimer: I received Honey Bee Products from Cath at Honey Bee Beautiful based in Wales for review. All opinions are my own. 

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