(This post is in collaboration with melanin boxes)

I have finally gotten around to doing the product photography for all the wonders inside the Melanin box, I have had the opportunity to receive one of these boxes and have a look what is inside, plus I have a treat for you!

I wrote a blog post recently about what melanin boxes stand for, which you can read here if you didn’t get to catch it, but a quick sum up is that the box is full of products that work for anyone and everyone. Whatever you skin colour or gender or even your understanding of beauty products, this is the box for you all. Their website offers tutorials to every single product with both videos and diagrams so everyone can understand and all products work for any skin type. I think this is a wonderful thing as we forget that when we get these beauty product boxes, the colours or types of products just don’t work for everyone which means a large amount of people don’t get the chance to have the wonderful surprise of a beauty box, which is just not fair.

So what products were in this box?

Top Left: Monty’s glow peeling mask // Bottom Left: Berså body oil // Top right: Wella salt hairspray // Bottom right: Ziaya goat milk day cream.

Top Left: Picaut hydra lagoon overnight mask // Bottom Left: Ziaia face mask and Biore self-heating mask // Top right: Real Techniques miracle complexion makeup sponge // Bottom right: Scratch nails silver nail varnish.

I found it a very interesting mix of products, it allowed you to try products that I knew about like the salt hair spray or the makeup sponge but then it also offered more unusual products like the Monty’s glowing peeling mask which is basically a bag of powder that you mix yourself into a face mask which gives it a home made feel and is a lot more natural and eco as it doesn’t need the chemicals to keep the mask wet inside the packaging and the Berså body oil which is a fairtrade products and looks very homemade.

The products very obviously work for all skin and hair types which allows everyone to enjoy all the products but it also uses more Vegan, Organic, sustainable products which for someone like me who is not interested about putting any chemicals onto my skin and wants to have the most earth friendly products possible, these products do wonders for me too.

All of these products were Organic, Vegan, sustainable or fairtrade.

I really think this is a great box and opportunity for all of you beauty lovers to try something new and be able to experience products that will absolutely work for you and it is a great price too!

I can also offer you 10% off by using my code: jasminstales which is super exciting, so head to their website here and have a look at the great products you could be trying and there is always an exciting surprise box for those of you who like the feeling of opening a present and having no idea what is inside!

Use the code: jasminstales for 10% off!

www.melaninboxes.com

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Yesterday was a beautiful day, it started with a dinner to celebrate the launch of the Melanin box which is an amazing new company that makes a box for each month with beauty products that work for everyone.

The way Aysha (the beautiful women who started this great company) explained it to me was that the thing everyone has in common is melanin, whatever your skin colour, whatever your sex, whatever your way of understanding information we all have melanin and we should all have the equal opportunity to shine and have amazing beauty products. These are beauty products that can work for everyone and on the website there are tutorials for the different products that everyone can understand, whether images are your way of learning or step by step instructions there are options for everyone.

We had a delicious Senegambian dinner made by Kerr Jollof (who is a local family caterer), to have the chance to try a different type of food from a different country and enjoy experiences another culture. It was so wonderful and everyone sat around together chatting and being surrounded by people they don't know, and enjoying every second of it. I went with my beautiful girls @emelieolssons and Olivia to celebrate this event and saw the beautiful work by Chloe Lillo who helped create this event.

There was also the most amazing candy table, it was just full of Swedish goodies which were delicious and sooo pretty! The event was in this beautiful cellar in the old town in Stockholm and mixed with live singing and beautiful decoration it was a night to remember.

The products were beautiful, a lot of them being sustainable and organic which is exactly what this world needs, products that work for everyone and help the planet in one go. I will be showing more of the organic products soon, but the box is beautiful and I love when they are mostly full sized and things that you wouldn't normally think about buying yourself but need. One is the powder from a peel off mask which you mix yourself, I think that is genius and amazing plus fully natural ingredients which allows you to really know what you are putting on your skin. Including a magazine which is dedicated to all the amazing women who are ruling this world, it is the best box to get every month!

Thank you Melanin for the invite to the beautiful event and I look forward to seeing all your work grow and become even more amazing to help pave the future for equal beauty and a change in the beauty industry for people of all ethnic backgrounds and sexes. If you have ever wanted to get a lovely beauty box every month than I highly recommend this one and you can see why yourself on the website here.

I hope you like the pictures and have a great weekend planned, I am having a well deserved date night tonight and helping Emelie tomorrow with the shopping of the wonderful presents for the deserving children this Christmas.

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I decided to try different products for the last month and then decide on my favourite routine to reduce bad skin, make my skin really soft and stop the winter from drying out my skin. And here we have it the most amazing products that are making a huge difference in just 2 weeks of making them.

I use the cleanser first to clean all of the debris off of my skin and to make sure I feel all fresh, and then I use the eye antioxidant and then Gel cream to make sure my skin is soft and moisturised.

This has made such a great difference for me, like honestly my skin feels great and it has helped to level out all breakouts and keep my skin feeling very clean and clear. It only gets better as all the products are organic, vegan and the Yves Rocher products are eco friendly packaging.

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I love to find products that make a huge change to my skin and are good for the environment, these are my favourite so far. Thank you Vass PR and Spalt for introducing them to me and allowing me to have the chance to really learn that earth friendly doesn't mean you have to reduce the results. You can have the very best care for your skin and make sure that there are zero chemicals or unnatural additives swimming around in your body, plus you can know that the packages don't hurt our planet when we recycle them.

I hope you like the pictures, and I hope you get the chance to try them out, especially the cream as it is so beautiful on the skin.

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Christmas is in full gear now, snow has started to fall and the songs are playing on the radio! I have been planning my christmas presents all morning and have a very special one to share with you.

Say hello to the best hair rescue products, and with the best retail prices! Here is Noughty shampoo and conditioner, they are 97% natural plus Vegan and don't have any added Silicone, Sulphates or Parabens. They also smell so so so good, even just the packaging gives off this delicious smell, I love after I have washed my hair, a delicious smell fills the room as I dry my hair.

I have been trying the Sea Kelp and Avacado oil one which smells really good and has left my hair feel super soft, but I am very excited to try the Sweet Almond and Sunflower seed one which comes with a leave in conditioner which I have heard is the best care treatment for your winter hair that needs that extra little pick me up.

They are also really pretty simple packaging and they slogan 'We believe that natural shouldn't mean making sacrifices' is so true and really sums up what I am trying to share, that when we chose to be good to the planet and only use natural and earth loving products we should feel like we are giving up on the very best but instead finding an even better alternative and that is what I will always be sharing with you! I have attached the Noughty website here for you to see more of their exciting products and information.

I really hope you like them, and the christmassy photography that I am doing now. This is my first christmas away from my English home where I am not travelling so I am starting to buy christmas decorations that will now follow me through my adult life, and I am very excited for that. I have the cutest little baubles and christmas tree lights that I love and will cherish, I wish you all a wonderful weekend and start to the best month of the year!

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Snow is falling, christmas songs are playing and its time to open your christmas stocking, and inside you find lots of beautiful Vegan products which have the most beautiful packaging plus look after your hair and skin like a dream! Yeah I would like to find that in my Stocking too, anything Vegan and full of goodness will find its way into my family and friends christmas presents too.

Maria Nila are certified with ‘PETA’, ‘Leaping Bunny’ and ‘Vegan Society’ so we can be absolutely sure they’re a good company for us and for the environment, which makes everything even better.

I will be sharing some of my favourite christmas gifts that are Vegan, Organic and full of goodness so you can know that this year when you are buying all the lovely gifts for your friends and family you will know that you are sharing the earth loving goodness with those you love and hopefully introduce everyone to the amazing different companies that are out there in the world making a difference. I hope you like these different gift ideas to add some wonderful products into everyones lives and if you have any favourite sustainable products I would love to know about them! I have attached the video below of me using the products so you can see first hand if you haven't already, I hope you like it.

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