I love discovering new products and Twitter provides an amazing platform to do that...I came across Betty Hula on there....and being the design hoare i am, immediately fell in love with the colour pop almost traditional looking packaging along with their ethos of 'Honest Natural Beauty'. I contacted them via Twitter and they were lovely enough to send me a couple of samples as below!!
Firstly their Champagne & Spice Shea Butter Moisturising Cream. The cream is packed full of all sorts of goodies such as Shea Butter, Coconut oil, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter - immediately you know this cream is going to be good. On opening the pot you are immediately greeted by this gorgeous scent, slightly sweet with a hint of spice. The consistency is almost like thick whipped cream, non greasy..... the cream literally melts into the skin...its an absolute dream to put on. It envelopes your skin in this delicate fragrance that is just so inviting..i literally kept smelling my arms it was so nice.
My skin felt hydrated and soft and used everyday i did notice a difference. Using natural ingredients this cream is perfect for all skin types including those sensitive souls out there!!
I think my only negative i would say at this point is the price....you can currently get a 120ml pot for £14.99, which may be a little high for some just discovering the brand - however they are packaged attractively and give the air of a high quality product..and i think as the product list grows (they currently only do 4 products) this could turn into a bit of a cult brand.
Now onto the other sample which is The Secret Anti Ageing Oil which has had quite a bit of press in certain beauty mags etc. It claims to:
- Work in Harmony with your skin
- Repair damaged and tired cells
- Combat dryness
- Reduce wrinkles
The oil can be used on both your face and body and contains more yummy stuff such as grape seed oil, avocado oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil!!. On opening it has quite a delicate scent which i can only describe as a sweet tea tree oil...and not too overpowering which is good. Now being an oil, a little goes a long way. I was expecting it to be fairly greasy but surprisingly it wasn't. Now i cant really comment on the anti ageing properties as thankfully i haven't got loads of wrinkles as yet to test it on....but with regards to its dry skin busting properties it does seem to work quite well. Iv also heard that this oil works well on stretch marks...helps to fade the lines..so would be interesting to hear from anyone who has used this for that purpose!!
Again the price tag i think is a little high £15.99 for 50ml. But this will last you absolutely ages.
All in all I'm liking what iv seen and tried so far. Its a eye catching product that would immediately grab me if I was walking past it on the shelf. As i said before, they currently only have 4 products in the range, the 2 above along with 2 other creams...Kiwi & Lime and Rum & Blackcurrant.
Fancy trying them yourself...they currently stock the range at selected Sainsbury's stores along with a few online retailers..most notably Feel Unique and also Fragrance Direct where i should add, are discounting between £5 - £6.49 on the product - now that's what i call a bargain.
If you want to discover more about the brand you can check out their website here or follow them on Twitter.