Wednesday, July 7, 2010

To commence this Blog or should I say 'get this party started' I would like to thankyou forward slash welcome anyone who has being searching the web long enough to find my little beauty!
So obsessions, as my current crush "Marina and the diamonds" sings "you never told me what it was that made you strong, what it was that made you weak" ...well I will tell you what makes me stronger and weak at the knees...

Lets start with my current love affair, which seems apt as my bf is out of the country, KORRES, it is a Greek line, and lets be honest its not just the yogurt and the extra virgin olive oil keeping those goddess oh so bronzed and so enviously glowy...

Gorge and Lena Korres are the smooth olive skinned founders of the company and they believe, to quote, that "Korres Natural Products sees its fundamental responsibility towards nature and the environment as an essential effort that should be done by all of us, for the protection of our planet"...I mean come on, if you aren't already in love with the idea of a fully eco-conscious range, you will be when you hear about all the nastiness they keep well away from our skin and hair..
  • We avoid using and have limited non-biodegradable ingredients, such as silicones and mineral oils.
  • We avoid the use of parabens, sulphates, propylene glycol, ethanolamines, phalates, genetically modified organisms, phalates and triclosan, all ingredients that are believed to be harmful to the body and to nature
  • We do not use ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) because it is non-biodegradable and its removal from wastewater requires special treatment.
  • All the extracts and vegetable oils we include among our ingredients have been certified as pesticide-free by quality control laboratories. 
Believe the hype, my sister was recently in Europe and was lucky enough to stumble into one of their flagship stores,  but for those who aren't lucky enough to be putting our high school Spanish to the test, you can get your fix by clicking the link on my blog UK or USA to visit my virtual store filled with my favorite korres products (and more to come)...or sephora stock them as do Liberty of London.

My favorite products, ofcorse i haven't tried the whole range but i am working my way through, a tough job but someone has to do it, in no particular order..

  • quercetin-and-oak Age-Reversing Oil-Control Treatment, it is a-a-amazing my skin feels and smells beautiful and I get this instant glow, its probably one of their most expensive products at $50 dollars but well worth it, I've had mine awhile and when I go to pump I am still rewarded with a pea sized blob.
  • My skin can be very oily and I am obsessed with their thymus and sage anti-acne cleanser, its the only wash I have used that cuts through the oil and grime with out drying, and again the smell..mmmmwwwaaahhhhh!!
  • Put your hands up if you love the idea of a tinted moisturiser Oil free and silicone free tint gives medium coverage with a dewy finish and powerful sun protection, breathable, water-resistant, sweat-proof, with watermelon extract (again the smell), rich in vitamins, carbohydrates and amino acids, supports the stressed immune system of the skin, preventing premature ageing and increases the skin’s immune defences against free radical damage AND vanilla and Curcuma Longa Extracts provide essential antioxidant protection and prevent photo-aging!! phew!
  • Seriously I know I sound like I work for them (I wish I did) but I also love their mascara, its unbelievable, my lashes are so much thicker just as if I hadn't worn any mascara for days, and it doesn't rub me.
  • I could go on all day, their bronzer is also wonderful made with monoi oil, a tropical Tahitian please open your world to the beauty of Korres, it's life changing...
All I need now is my very own modern day Eros to apply my korres Greek yogurt aftersun....sigh.


  1. Fantastic, thank you Charlotte!

  2. Sign me up for some of that goodness! Is it available in the UK?

  3. hello ecoforecourt! thanks for reading!...i have now added a link on the top of my page "my uk store" so you can now browse and purchase my favorite korres products which are available for purchase in the uk!!..Liberties london also carry a small selection ps i am originally from staffordshire!!!! (i saw on your blog)