Thursday, August 20, 2015

Affordable Skincare from Ziaja + Original Beauty

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Hi!

Earlier this year, I was sent a couple of items from Polish Brand Ziaja's Olive Leaf Range to try out (review here). I was so impressed with the quality and affordability that I wanted to try a few more bits from the brand. There's a huge range available on www.originalbeauty.ie so I placed an order a few weeks ago. They offer free delivery on orders over €30, so.......this happened.



Cocoa Butter Body Lotion - 400ml - €5.99 | Cocoa Butter Shampoo - 400ml - €3.99
Cocoa Butter Conditioner - 200ml - €2.79 | Cocoa Butter Creamy Shower Soap - 500ml - €2.99
Cocoa Butter Body Butter - 200ml - €7.99 | Orange Butter Body Butter - 200ml - €7.99
Coconut Hand Cream - 80ml - €2.99 | Cocoa Butter Hand Cream - 80ml - €2.99
Ziaja Baby Baby & Kids Cream - 50ml - €2.59

I wanted to try the Cocoa Butter line because it's probably my favourite skincare scent - I wasn't mad about the body lotion, to be honest. I found it weak compared to my favourite Vaseline one. However, the body butter from the same line is gorgeous. It sinks in well after showering, it's moisturising, doesn't leave a greasy residue on hands, and looks like a big pot of chocolate mousse. The shower soap is lovely too, it gives a good lather and skin feels clean. The shampoo and conditioner are perfect for every day or if you've the type of hair that doesn't need much attention, they both do the job and they're good value. I don't think I'd repurchase just because I'm spoiled with my own shampoo but they're great for a family or would be a really lovely affordable duo for a teenager. The hand cream is lovely too, and a huge size for the price. 

The Coconut hand cream is a winner, as is the Orange Butter body butter. Genuinely, these body butters are every bit as good as The Body Shop ones for less than half the price. The baby cream is lovely too, it was lovely on the boys after a bath and did the job well. 

I know that Ziaja may be hard to find in-store (keep an eye on their Facebook Page for updated stockists) but there was no hassle at all ordering from Original Beauty. My order arrived safely via courier within 48 hours. There was a huge bag of samples included (also pictured are two face masks that I paid for, the Olive Leaf one and the Phyto Aktiv one, they were €0.69 each).



I love when samples are included with an order, it makes me feel appreciated as a customer and gives me a great idea of what I'd like to try next. 

My total order came to €41.69. I think I'll be paying another visit to the site before Christmas (yes, I said it) to stock up on a few body butters and masks for hampers - I get two rounds from the face mask sachets and my skin feels better after the Olive Leaf one than it does after any of my more expensive ones. 

This only scratches the surface of what the brand have to offer - I'm a big fan of good quality products at a low price, so do check out the site to see what else is there. 

Is there anything from Ziaja that you'd recommend?



14 comments:

  1. I really love this brand, I ise the body butter and hand cream and use olive leaf on my face at night. Very hydrating products and so affordable. I'm glad you mentioned the kids ones, I'm going to be putting an order in soon it will be great for my girls skin. Great post x

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    1. I haven't really checked out the rest of the kids range at all but I'm so impressed with that cream, it's lovely on their skin!

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  2. I've heard about this brand, but I never tried it. With the orange fragrance is the most tempting for me, but this one with cocoa butter is not bad either!

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    1. The orange is really lovely, it's not overly synthetic like other brands. I really like it!

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  3. We are also big Ziaja fans here... but you are right, trying to find a stockist if you live in the sticks is near impossible.

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    1. It's awful, we have something like 11 chemists in my nearest big town and none of them stock it! But thankfully the website is really up to date x

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  4. Great post absolutely love this brand. I prefer my cocoa butter than the body shop one, small fraction of the price too x

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    1. Thank you Grace, I agree, the body butter is every bit as good if not better than the Body Shop ones!

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  5. I'm loving your recent spate of posts Sharon. This stuff sounds great. I love their olive body cream

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    1. Thank you Claire! It's a great brand, they have an olive leaf face mask that can give two goes from one sachet and it's gorgeous.

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  6. Janey mackers that's a whole lot of stuff for 40 squids. Love the sample too. I'm a sample girl, nothing gets bought before I try it. Love cocoa butter scent too Sharon. Oh and saw on your snapchat you watched 'Mannequin' - f**king epic movie! Kim c is a fox in it! Xx

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    1. Ahh can't beat a bit of Mannequin!! I'm definitely a sample girl recently too, such a great way to try out new things!

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