Firstly please forgive me for the slightly misleading title of this post for I can’t promise that all products featured in this edition of ‘The Weekend Post’ are of a 100% organic, no nasties, made on an eco-friendly farm, ‘so darn clean you could eat it’ status. My criteria for items that made the cut was that they wouldn’t look out of place in the aisles of Whole Foods or were in fact purchased from the aisles of Whole Foods. That’s about as deep as it gets people. It’s a bit of a grey area so I thought I’d enforce my own tick-list and the following all received that all important tally. The au natural contingent in my stocks are fast becoming quite a prominent group, with a notable presence in all beauty categories so here are the best of the freshly picked bunch.

I’ll start with the good stuff – makeup. I have to admit I’ve been a little slack on the testing front here and have only really given one brand a fair a go; RMS Beauty bring it when it comes to good-stuff filled beauty bits. I spoke about their offering in more detail here, but there are two products that really caught my attention. Sure the ‘Un’ Cover-Up – a multi-tasking foundation/concealer/whatever you want it to be – is nice, though since I’ve upped the nourishment in my skincare routine, it’s a little too moisture-boosting for me these days. It’s the Living Luminizer that managed to secure a full-time position in my makeup bag. A shimmer-free sheen that adds highlight without the glitter. The Lip 2 Cheek in Smile is a good choice too. It blends out to a glowy peachy pink that looks equally beautiful on the cheeks and lips alike (as the same suggests).

Hair-wise I’m becoming quite the fan of Tela and am currently using their Volume Shampoo and Volume Conditioner alongside the usual suspects. Now I did experience this ‘detox’ that they warn of – my hair didn’t feel clean clean post wash for about two weeks – but I persisted, moved on and now things feel super fresh. Also for hair, body, face and anything else I can get my hands on, there’s good ol’ Coconut Oil. I’ve rambled on and on and on about the stuff here, so I’ll save you the ode this time round. Also for body I must give a nod to the Pai Royal Jasmine and May Chang Replenishing Body Oil. Pricey, but oh so luxe – my limbs feel as soft as a baby’s derrière after using this.

Speaking of Pai, if you’re a regular round these parts you’ll know that I’m rather fond of their skincare line-up too; the eye creams, cleansers and moisturisers are all fab. Quick anecdote: I decanted some of their Geranium and Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream for a mate who was suffering with eczema-like rashes on her face and she messaged me just a week later to say that using it had helped clear it up. Ah-mazing stuff. The award for my favourite Pai piece though goes to the Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil, a.k.a) skin juice. Another good range is MV Organics, it’s one of those ‘liked everything I’ve tried’ situations. Their Energizing 9-Oil Skin Tonic Cleanser and Pure Jojoba have both secured full-time bathroom shelf status.

The notoriously fume-filled bottles of lacquer seem like a bizarre bolt-on to this post, but Zoya are a good place to start if you’re looking for a slightly more natural way in. They are 5-Free which means they’re manufactured without the need for Formaldehyde, Formaldeyhye Resin, Toluene, DBP and Camphor. My three favourites from the range are the minted Neely, the bright coral Heidi and the mauve-y grey Caitlin. Their 3-In-1 Nail Polish Remover is good too, though I’m also a fan of the Pritti NYC Soy Nail Polish Remover Wipes. Not only do they smell awesome, they remove polish (though perhaps with a little more elbow grease required than normal) and come in a handy to whip in your bag for cases of chip-caused emergency removal.

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  • Carina Stewart

    I’ve been such a fan of Coconut Oil and Rose Hip Oil lately, they’ve done wonders for my skin :)

    Carina | CARSTINA

  • Amicia Rai

    Woah! Can you believe I haven’t tried any of the products that you mentioned in this post! :O I need to get some shopping done… xD

  • Marlenne

    I recently bougt the RMS products too, their eyeshadows are also amazing!

  • Daniela

    Coconut oil is a God send, I use it allll the time! I’ve written a few posts about its uses, would love for you to check it out :)

  • India Benjamin

    I literally have been coconut oil’s biggest advocate for about four years, it is amazing! My other favourites are aloe vera and almond oil :)

  • Almeida

    I suddenly feel the urge to go out and purchase coconut oil, maybe that will save my dry face :D

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    I love the look of the nail polishes, they come in such pretty colours! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Johanna

    I loove everything organic! So much better for your skin and overall health. Please do more posts like this!

  • Maria

    I too love the Pai Rosehip Oil. It really does wonders for the skin. I do need to try some of that RMS makeup. I have the coconut oil and love it.


  • Alex Georgie

    I’ve never really branched out into organic products so I’ll be interested to try some out!

    Alex Georgie

  • Amy

    I’d love to try some Pai products, the rosehip oil sounds dreamy!

    Amy /

  • Ella

    I love pai! There’s a shop near me that sells tonnes of organic beauty products, I’d really like yo try some Jurlique skincare x

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Lovely picks! I discovered RMS recently as well and am so smitten! I agree that the Living Luminizer is so incredibly pretty. I also have the Lip2Cheek in Mondest- a warm rosy coral- you should check it out! Definitely want to try some Pai goodies soon too :)

  • Stephanie @ Love, August

    Zoya nail polishes are some of my favorites! I love the colors you talked about and many others. I’ve always wanted to try rms beauty but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. That Living Luminizer sounds gorgeous!

    Stephanie | Love, August

  • Kate

    I wish Zoya were more easily available, they always have such a pretty shade range!

    Kate xo |

  • Parisian To Be

    I opened the Pai Rose Hip Oil for Christmas, and (oh my) it’s amazing! I’m also a big fan of the Living Luminizer, but I really want to try more from RMS. Lovely post! I’d love to see more organic beauty bits. xo

    Lillian from

  • Celina

    Pai is definitely a brand I will have to explore. Their products sound amazing, especially the Rosehip Oil.

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Winnie

    Have you tried the RMS bronzer yet?

  • Annabel

    Eeek! Okay, for lips Anna you NEED to try ILIA beauty, I’m begging you, so beautiful. For skin, May Lindstrom is where it’s at, she’s the queen. But I also really really like Kahina and The Organic Pharmacy. The Organic market is so much bigger, better (and fancier) than you could imagine, I honestly don’t miss the isles of boots at all since making the switch (though my purse does ha) xx

  • Bev

    Pai have a wonderful offer on atm buy the stater set & choose one of the moisturisers to be included free! £55 for their excellent cleanser and toner (a favourite of mine) then add your choice of moisturiser (it’s a 50ml glass jar with pump) I use all of their skin and body care. The ingredients are exceptional. Offer expires 17th or sooner if stock runs out saving £30+ depending on which cream you choose

  • Chelsea Leigh

    Jojoba oil is great for the winter and helping dry skin!

  • Xanthi

    I love this post Anna! I have been trying organic skincare for a while now and I am really enjoying it! Tammy fender antioxidant creme was amazing! Wonder if you have tried the liquid mineral makeup at wholefoods? Sounds quite intriguing! Mineral makeup seems to be a bit more “innocent” and one I have tried and like it for its simplicity is Lucy minerals, they have trial sizes so worth giving a try… Although nothing still compares with sisley oil free foundation… Oh Pai lip balm is nice too!

  • Laura Scott

    Need to try that Pai oil. Could be what I’m missing from my skincare routine! :-)


  • Miss_M

    I absolutely love Pai Skincare. I started using their products in dec. 2012 and they are definitely one of the best organic brands I have ever tried. My current faves are the Echium & Argan eyecream, Kukui & Jojoba Beads exfoliator, Rosehip BioRegenerate oil and Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Hand Therapy cream. I also love Human+Kind, especially their Wash Off Facial cleanser, Day+Night moisturiser and Hand+Elbow+Foot cream. I also like Madara, an organic brand from Estonia. Their Deep Moisture fluid is great for combo skin like mine.

  • Hayley M

    I need to get my hands on the RMS coconut cream!!

    Hayley xo |

  • mdemaria

    Oh, I have to try some Pai products, they sound great.
    I’m in love with Zoya, for real. I’m a nail polish hoarder, and it’s my favourite brand. I have Neely, but it pulls a bit grey on me, however my favourite polish by Zoya is Roxy, which is a berry jelly with fuchsia glitter. I can’t stop looking at my hands when I’m wearing it!
    Great post, as always, Anna <3

  • Emily Knott

    Really want to try Pai skincare!