LoveLula – the organic apothecary

It seems like this volcanic eruption is causing a lot of trouble, stopping all air traffic due to the ash floating in from Iceland. To me it seems a bit scary, and on the news they're saying that it might last for months and even years to come. As if the air isn't polluted enough already? The whole thing is making me think of the Fimbul Winter and the following of Ragnarök, the end of the world. Being completely shallow I'm irritated that this affects the mail system as well, as most of the mail is shipped from A to B by air. I'm not so worried about my two expected packages, but I'm also waiting for an important letter, and the sooner it arrives, the better.

Weleda Wild Rose Cleansing Lotion and Facial TonerMr. Postman also decided to stop by today, and left me a package from LoveLula. I ordered three items from them on March 24th, it was shipped the same day, and arrived today - 19 working days later. Quite long, if you ask me. Many years ago my parents, or rather my mom, sold organic health products from Helios. She also sold some skincare products from Weleda, and all I remember is the wonderful scents of these products. When I stumbled upon LoveLula, I was thrilled to rediscover Weleda. Since I didn't have any facial cleansing products - no, I don't use a ton of expensive skincare products every day and I still have nice skin, go figure - I decided to go ahead and order their Wild Rose Cleansing Lotion and matching Facial Toner. Some might say that these products has got a quite strong scent, but I like it and it smells exactly as I remember it from back in the days. The scent is fresh, somewhat floral with a touch of rose, but not overpowering in any way. If you don't like scented products, then stay away.

The WIld Rose series from Weleda also includes moisture cream, day cream, night cream, intensive eye cream, intensive facial masque, intensive facial oil, deodorant, body wash, body lotion and body oil - a little something for every need. I chose to buy only two of their products, as I've found love with "Ice Cream Time" moisturizer from Make Up Store. It works for me, so I'm sticking with it. Fair and square. I added a small jar of Calendula Lip Balm (for dry, sore lips) from Apples and Pears, which is a company offering natural bee remedies. I'll write a proper review after testing these three products for a couple of weeks.

The Verdict:
RatingSince this is my first time ordering from LoveLula I don't feel confident enough to reward them with a top rating, even though I don't have anything negative to say about them. My shipment was sent the same day as I placed the order, but it did take nine days longer than it was supposed to according to the shipping option. Such a delay may be caused by many different things, not necessarily something LoveLula did, or failed to do - delays often happens somewhere along the route to reach the target, or possibly in customs. LoveLula is situated in the UK, and shipping was £7 (Western European Airmail, 3-10 days) which would be 64,- NOK with today's exchange rate. LoveLula also operates with a bonus point system rewarding their customers with points every time a product is purchased.

Would I place another order with LoveLula?
Most certainly.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10