Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Wild Olive || Bath Tea Bags Review || Interview with Funky Skincare



Hey Beauties...
So while Michelle and I were in Norwich, checking out Funky Skincare's 'Naturally Funky' Health and Beauty Show in the Forum (see full details in THIS post) We both couldn't resist picking up the Bath Tea Bags! These are something both myself and Michelle had never hear of or seen before so we were pretty excited to try them out!


The Tea Bags are part of the Wild Olive Brand that is featured within Funky Skincare Range, and can either be purchase singly, like I did, or in a box of 5 (HERE) for £8.50, which contains every scent.

The Tea Bags are basically bath salts, from the Dead Sea, essential oils and natural plant/fruit extract all held together in a handy and cute little tea bag. Which I think makes bath salts a lot more fun! and stops you getting gritty undissolved salts in places you'd rather not have them.



The Tea Bags are very straight forward to use you just run a bath like you usually would and pop the Tea Bag in let it 'Brew' for a few minutes then its up to you if you want to remove or leave it in the bath, I took mine out.

The Tea Bags them selves, before use, are very fragrant they actually filled my whole bedroom with the gorgeous smell of  Mandarin and Orange blossom. I do really like the fact that you can see tiny pieces of zest, from the Mandarin and Burgamot, inside the Tea Bag. This really does reassure me that this product is 100% Natural and Organic.

When I placed the Tea Bag in the bath I was quite surprised to find it wasn't as fragrant as I had hoped, but then I think I was expecting a little too much as they are bath salts and essential oils after all. Don't worry it was still fragrant enough. 
I didn't put anything else in my bath as I wanted to get the full effect of the Tea Bag, and I can tell you it left my skin feeling really smooth and moisturised, I also felt happier in myself and 'uplifted' so these definitely do what they claim to!

As I mentioned before, I did only buy the one. Which I am regretting right now as I really do love this little treats and highly recommend them! Especially if you love essential oils and bath salts like I do! So I will definitely be making a purchase for more pretty soon!

Have you ever seen Bath Tea Bags before? Do you think these are something you would buy? Let me know in the comments.

Much Love
Xxx

Below are just a few questions Martine, co-founder of Funky Skincare, was kind enough to answer for Michelle and myself. Just to give us more of an understanding about Funky Skincare and who they are. Hope you enjoy

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 Martine suffers 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!


Thank-you for reading
Much Love
Xxx

6 comments :

  1. These sound like a really fun unique product. I quite like the sound of the idea because bath salts are really uncomfortable and annoying lol x

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    1. yes! this is much better haha! Definitely going to be purchasing some more hehe!

      Much Love
      Xxx

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  2. These look really interesting really like the idea of them! So nice of the co-founder to ansert your questions too! :)

    Molly's Beauty Spot | A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Definitely go and order some I love them!
      Yes she's a lovely lady! Was very kind of her to answer them for us!
      Much Love
      Xxx

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  3. I've never tried bath salts, but seeing these makes me want to try one! lol

    Clair x

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    1. Oh your definitely missing out!! Sea Salts from the Dead Sea are amazing and so moisturising! Highly Recommend!!

      Much Love
      Xxx

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