This week, we kick off Top Ten Tuesdays, with Babs Bodycare!
Babs Bodycare was one of the first brands I sourced for Harvested and is one of my absolute favourites! Usually a stickler for department store skincare ranges; think Clinique, SKII, Laura Mercier etc, I always thought - the more expensive the brand, the better the results would be! How wrong I was!
Sometimes I find my skin dry & sensitive, sometimes it's normal - it seems to depend on the season, and when the Babs range came in, it just happened to be perfect timing as I'd just run out of my usual cleanser (which I'd paid an arm and a leg for!) and wanted to give it a whirl pronto!
Having never used a natural skincare product (on my face) before, I was pretty sceptical to be honest, BUT, SO happy to report that I was proven wrong and my skin feels AMAZING since using the Facial Cleanser Oil! It took a while to get used to as it's oil based and my usual products had all been quite drying. After only a few days, I realised that I didn't have to rush for the moisturiser straight away like I had been before! My skin now feels super dewy and kind of plump for lack of a better word, and just really, really hydrated.
So, with no further ado, I'm very pleased to introduce Andrea and her top 10 questionnaire!
1. In 5(ish) words, sum up your business…
Awesome, Quality, Natural, Effective, Skincare
2. Why Babs? How did this name come to be?
‘Babs’ is a nickname I got from my friends and is the reason I started Babs. I really love garlic and I couldn’t find an effective deodorant (I tried them all – natural and chemical). One day my friends joked that my body odour smelt like kebabs, which got me the nickname ‘Babs’. I then started making my own deodorant which worked so well! Friends and family tried it and loved it and so began Babs Bodycare.
3. What do you love and hate about running your own business?
I love the flexibility that comes with having your own business, for example, I’ll try and get out most days to enjoy the sunshine and the ocean but with running you own business it does involve working on weekends and at nights.
4. Tell us 3 interesting facts about yourself that others may not know…
I have a twin brother – I’m three minutes older! I’m obsessed with everything eco friendly/sustainability and reducing the amount of waste, particularly plastic, we use. I love vintage/retro - movies, clothes, architecture & design
5. What couldn’t you live without?
Our natural deodorant!
6. Where do you draw inspiration from?
I’m a horticulturist by trade and really love nature, the power and healing benefits of plants. I also get inspired by our amazing customers – meeting them and hearing their feedback. I love hearing how much they love the products.
7. Do you have a favourite product of your own?
It would have to be the original and our first ever product – yep you guessed it – Tea Tree Deodorant but also our Face oil, it has helped my skin so much (I suffered from acne in my early twenties and hormonal breakouts). It’s amazingness in a bottle!
8. What’s in your handbag right now?
I keep it pretty simple but if I travel I always take our Face Mist & Lip Balm to keep hydrated in air con or to keep me cool in summer. And necessities like my wallet, sunnies, pens, mints and tissues.
9. Movies or books? And which ones are your favourites?
Movies! Shawshank Redemption, Pitch Perfect and Mulan (I love all Disney/Pixar movies).
10. Finish this sentence… I’d rather be…
...on a beach soaking up some sun!
Thank you SO much Andrea! I'm so happy to have discovered your range and will continue to happily share it with others!
Til next week!