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?