You know I received some wonderful Russian products from my blogging pal, Maria. THANK GOODNESS my package has arrived in Moscow and Maria has done a blog post – so now you can see what I sent her. There was a variety of NZ skincare from Trilogy, Antipodes, Moreish, Evolu and The Eco Store. I know Maria wanted to try both Trilogy and Antipodes, so I sent her a special collection pack from Trilogy and the best-selling Divine Facial Oil from Antipodes.

I was a bit nervous because I also included a lovely piece of hand-painted NZ pottery. Certainly didn’t want it to break in-transit but it arrived safely phew! And whilst in Napier recently, I picked out some special postcards for her and also a small bar of Whittakers chocolate.

Shortly after Maria’s package arrived in NZ, a parcel stuffed full of Croatian and German organic products arrived for me. I belong to a cruelty-free cosmetic group on Facebook and there seems to be a high demand for NZ skincare. A lovely girl in Zagreb, Rosana, asked to do an exchange, so I sent her some Antipodes, Moreish and Evolu stuff.

And in return, I received some AMAZING products – mostly from German brand, Lavera and Croatian brands, Olival and Afrodita. Included was a small box, which Rosana told me is a fantastic lip balm by Croatian brand, Melem, and a hazelnut facial oil.

I simply can’t wait to try all this wonderful organic, cruelty-free skincare but am determined to finish up my current skincare products. So I’ve put all the products away for now, along with those sent by Maria.


German and Croatian organic goodies.


A lovely note from Rosana.