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Saturday, 10 May 2014

What's In My Back Yard?


As promised here is my round up of brands that are local to me. Although I live in Nottinghamshire, I am only a stones throw away from Derbyshire and Leicestershire. It is here that most of my choices are based.



                          


 My first choice is from Derbyshire Pure Thoughts who use traditional methods to produce their stunning range of soaps, balms, scrubs and butters. The website lists ingredients used in each product and there is a nice section about the properties of the ingredients they use. I love the Foot Repair Balm, it is so rich and nourishing. They also have a good range of try me sizes, which always pleases me. I am slightly obsessed with samples.


                                                             
  Botanicals are based in Melton Mowbray and are certified organic by the Soil Association. I heard from Ana Goes Green that they are celebrating their 10th Anniversary and are having a make over. The results look very sleek. I love their Rose & Camilla Facial Oil. Again they have very clear information about their products and ingredients. I think they make such high quality products at very affordable prices.            
                                                      



   Eve of St Agnes comes from Derby and is another brand that has recently undergone a make over. I really like the new style packaging and website. Products are made in small batches and are clearly made with love. There is lots of information about the ingredients they use. I have tried the Bamboo Exfoliating Polish and the Hydrating Facial Silk and have been very impressed with them both.       
                                                        Luxury Cleansing Balm Gift Bag, natural cosmetics, facial cleanser, organic skincare, organic facial care, pinks boutique         
My final brand is Pinks Boutique and this is brand that is firmly on list to try. This brand gets a lot of love from bloggers and I didn't realise they were from Derby until I started putting this post together. They are without a doubt a luxury brand, but what girl doesn't love a spot of pampering. This goes to show that there many fantastic brands we have in our back yards just waiting to be discovered.


 Being the nosey devil that I am I would love to know what is local to you. If you fancy posting your picks please do, or leave me a comment below.


            

17 comments:

  1. What a great selection! Some real favourites there, thank you for the shout out too. I have drafted mine up and will post it tomorrow, I am linking to everyone elses too! :) xx

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    1. I will link all those when I get back to the computer. Look forward to seeing yours x

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  2. Nice choices! All brands I love x

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  4. I didn't know a lot of these brands. What a fab theme for a post. There really are some great beauty products right on everyone's doorstep! Tracey x

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    1. It has been such fun doing this post and looking at other people's too x

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  5. Wow thanks for sharing this, I hadn't heard of these brands before but now I am going to look more into them!

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  6. I live in Northampton but work in Market Harborough (Leicestershire) and did not know that Botanicals were in Melton Mowbray! I love this theme and am enjoying reading all of the follow-up posts that have stemmed from this, it's so important to support those around us :) x

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    1. Market Harborough isn't too far from me at all x

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  7. Great post, you have some fantastic brands local to you :) x

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  8. Loving the #BackyardBeauty theme too! Great way to highlight the homegrown brands doing great things on our own doorsteps and a fab example of how mutually supportive the blogging community is....wouldn't it be amazing to see a beauty map pinpointing all the brands and where they are made?!

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    1. It would be lovely. I have really enjoyed reading other bloggers posts too x

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  9. I love all these brands, especially Botanicals and Pure Thoughts, I am rarely without Pure Thoughts balm of some kind x

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  10. Apart from Pinks Boutique I have yet to try any of the others you have here. So many British brands out there. It's so exciting ! xx

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