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Summer has somewhat reluctantly arrived, making it more important to keep taking special care of your skin given the uncertain weather. We’ve decided to put together a guide of five essential extracts that will help your skin to be lovely and happy this season.

Essential Extracts Your Skin Will Love

 

Lemon

 

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This citrus fruit is jam packed with health benefits and are especially good for skin. It is rich in vitamin C which is found in high amounts in skin. This essential nutrient helps to fight damaging free radicals that attack healthy skin cells and aggravate the aging process. Lemon is also a natural exfoliator, moisturiser, brightener and lightener. It’s natural anti-bacterial properties help to reduce outbreaks of acne.

 

Lavender

 

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This versatile plant extract is highly regarded by dermatologists as an effective treatment for acne. This skin condition that affect teenagers and some adults. It is caused by bacterial infection near the sebum gland that results in buildup of oil on skin creating irritation and visible sores. Lavender oil helps to stop bacteria from infecting skin and regulate the production of oil. this soothes skin and helps to reduce scarring caused by acne.

 

 

Argan Oil

 

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Argan oil is derived from nut of the Moroccan native argan fruit. Rich in vitamins A and E, anti-oxidants and omega 6 fatty acids, it helps to boost cell production and moisturises skin. Argan oil also helps to reduce fine wrinkles and has been proven to help fight acne by controlling oil levels in skin.

 

 

Jojoba Oil

 

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The waxy nature of jojoba oil means that it seals in moisture and creates a protective barrier for skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that make it effective in counteracting acne. Rich in vitamins A and E, jojoba oil helps to control and regulate oil production on skin.

 

Green Tea

 

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Green tea has a number of health benefits both inside and out. For skin, it helps to reduce damage from UV rays by neutralising free radicals and working as an anti-inflammatory. It has been shown to help with skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea by slowing down production of excess skin cells and reducing redness. Green tea is also rich in antioxidants which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

 

 

 

So there you have five reasons for your skin to be nothing but lovely this summer regardless of what the weather throws at it. Why not have a browse of our B Beauty face masks to discover more essential extracts and their benefits? Also, let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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September Vauxhall Street Food Garden Review

On Thursday 22 September, we were back at Vauxhall Street Food Garden to give out free samples while sampling some great dishes from the chefs there. This time round there were only four stands but none of them disappointed our taste buds.

First we had a burger from City Burger LDN cooked by Danny and Tina who have been there for 7 weeks. There was an array of toppings I could’ve had in the burger I went for a simple plain one. Even though it was plain it was still delicious and I had to finish every bit of it. The style of grilling gave the burger a unique taste and the pastry of the bun adding great flavor to making a brilliant combo to perfect a classic. Chenai had a naked burger with the works which she said was fresh and fantastic!

 

 

I then had a chicken tikka with rice from Bombay Street Food cooked by Imran and Kelly. They have been there for 2 months but their business has been around for 3 years. After the first taste, my mouth was craving for more. With their own flavor and spices added to the tikka paired with the rice it created a exclusive taste that made it a beautiful dish.

Next I had a unique hot-dog from Dogers cooked by Karla and Helios. Which was a traditional hot-dog with the twist of using Venezuela ingredients and having cheese in the middle and the meat wrapped around it so when cooked the cheese would be melted on the inside. With a huge variety of ingredients to have to create your own I chose to have cheddar rolled up in beef marinated in a barbecue sauce with some sweet potatoes fries. With the sweet potatoes fries being tasty and what you expect the hot-dog was not .With all the different taste combed into one it made an incredible taste and would definitely be something worth trying that you wouldn’t regret.

Finally, from our regular stand members Will and Ling we tried there new addition pork dumplings given to us in a cute traditional wooden bento box. With the look of siu mai’s they had a unbelievable taste to them. Definitely one of the best pork siu mai I have ever had!

Now for some exciting news. While we were there we got to speak to our good friend Zak and found out that our favorite summer garden will no longer just be for the summer. That’s right with some adjustments being made during the autumn to make the venue 100% weatherproof it will return in the magical season of winter in the form of a miniature winter wonderland.

With all the delicious stand meal being based around winter meals such as soups, stews, roast dinner and other such hot meals and them serving traditional winter things such as mulled wine and mice pies. With this amazing addition taking place we can’t wait to return there and maybe even have an event there. So we hope you guys visit there  and we looking forward to see the winter addition of it.

To find out more about Vauxhall Street Food Garden check out their website here: http://vauxhallstreetfood.co.uk/

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It’s “back to school” time again and we know that your #LittleDevas are all itching to get back into the classroom after a long fun filled summer. To make sure they go back to school smelling fresh and lovely, we’re giving you 10% off our kids’ shampoos and conditioners. Read on to learn more about these amazing products from Marili and Revlon Equave Kids:

Back To School With Marili

This sweet smelling range of products from Marili is handmade in the UK using organic ingredients. With packaging inspired by the African savannah, the hair and body wash will make clean up time after an active day super fun! And because all Marili products are paraben and sls free, you won’t have to worry about any nasty chemicals.

Back To School With Revlon Kids

Is hair washing time a nightmare for you and the kids? Revlon Equave’s shampoo and leave-in conditioner for kids with that detangling magic that will get rid of all your wash time woes. The specially formulated hypoallergenic shampoo for kids gently cleanses, nourishes and detangles the hair. Designed to be used daily, this shampoo for kids has no sulphates, no added parabens, no colourants and no allergens making it perfect for use with all hair and skin types. The detangling conditioner for kids is the answer to all the prayers of parents with kids who wriggle around when their hair is combed. This leave-in spray conditioner instantly detangles knotty hair while it gently treats split ends and strengthens dry and weak hair turning combing and blow-drying into an absolute breeze.

So now you have more than enough reasons to add these fabulous shampoos and conditioners to your back to school shopping list. The first 10 orders will get a surprise free sample for you to try! Sale ends Monday.

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The okhora naturals daily hairgrow treatment pomade is a daily hair dress packed with seven of nature’s natural ingredients known for repairing hair and scalp and stimulating hair growth. With it having no petroleum, mineral oil, paraben, sulfate, lanolin and not been tested on animal its the perfect thing to use on your hair.

Here are the benefits of the seven of nature natural ingredients used in our product:

Shea Butter is used for moisture control and great for softening hair that is brittle and fragile. It doesn’t sit on the hair but penetrates into the hair shaft. Shea butter is rich in Vitamin A and E, that can repair damaged and split ends as well as add moisture to dry brittle, dull, lifeless hair.

Coconut Oil is used to prevent protein loss to hair, rich in lauric acid and easily penetrates inside the hair shaft due to its low molecular weight. Using coconut oil improves cuticle and scalp health and can actually repair damaged hair. The anti-fungal properties also help eliminates the need for dandruff shampoos. All of theses contribute to hair growth.

Castor Oil is known to help with hair regrowth and aids in the prevention of split ends. Castor is also used for dandruff and dry scalp problems and is a great moisturiser. Castor oil carries ricinoleic acid and omega-6 essential fatty acids, which accelerate blood circulation to the scalp, hence increasing hair growth. It works on nourishing the scalp and strengthening the roots with the help of essential nutrients.

Beeswax is a natural, safe and a hypoallergenic ingredient used on both the hair as well as the scalp to add strength. Beeswax is used as a natural treatment to stimulate hair growth and is full of vitamin A.

Vitamin E a very powerful antioxidants, it fights and destroys fungus and bacteria has great beneficial effects as it will make your hair grow.

Olive Oil is packed with antioxidants. Olive oil is used for hair growth and should be a regular priority in your hair care regime. It prevents DTH Hormone (dihydrotestosterone) production, a hormone in many case cause hair loss. A healthy scalp equates to healthy hair and the natural conditioning properties of olive oil add moisture to the scalp. Besides healing dry scalp olive oil makes hair soft and shiny.

Carrot Oil has a high content of beta carotene and vitamin a which is a natural protection and treatment for hair loss. In addition to that, vitamin A regulates and balances sebum production to keep scalp healthy and hydrated. Carrot oil is effective for women who suffer from female type hair loss and want to restore the hair by using natural solutions to strengthen and moisture weak hair. Carrot oil protects hair from the damaging effects of weather, pollution, sunlight, and chemical treatments.

Now here is how to use this product:

Apply and rub a small amount into palm of hand to soften the hairgrow treatment pomade.Distribute evenly to hair and scalp especially when using as a growth stimulator. For extremely damaged hair apply twice daily. If used with flat iron apply to hair and pass iron through hair. On curly hair apply to scalp area and brush with a soft paddle brush. Excellent for natural curly hair and as a cream set for soft bouncy curls. Use daily on natural, relaxed, children and men short style.

After reading all that and seeing how amazing the product would be for your hair  and want to experience it for your self then click these link to purchase the products and other similar:

https://okhoranaturals.com/product-category/naturals-products/

https://devada.co.uk/product-category/brands/okhora-naturals/

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The benefits of chocolate

In honor of it being world chocolate day today, we decided to write a blog post all about the benefits of chocolate and the wonders it can do for your skin and hair. So you can be even happier when you take a bite out of your chocolate bar today or any other day for that matter. Knowing that not only are you eating a delicious chocolate bar but that your are also helping to keep your beauty regime in check.

So lets start with what makes up chocolate, cocoa powder, containing fats, proteins, tannis, vitamins, minerals and organic acids. All these are components to give your hair follicles and scalp all the nutrients needed, its no wonder it can improve you hair structure. Hence why it is used in a lot of hair products now a days.

Now lets talk about some of the benefits that you can get with cocoa. With it being rich in magnesium it helps to stop hair loss. It also contains one of the highest levels of anti oxidants compared to other natural products which is good for your hair. It adds great vibrancy, shine, volume and promotes hair growth. It can activate the blood circulation in the scalp stimulating hair follicles which is why its often used in hair masks. Making it a natural remedy for hair growth. Your hair appearance will also improve as regular applications of it will make your hair become silky and manageable preventing split ends and rejuvenating dull and brittle hair.

With cocoa butter and cocoa being so similar and practically the same benefits we will still tell you cocoa butters benefits as they do vary slightly. Moisturizing your hair its helps to improve your natural appearance, thickness, strength, sleek, healthiness, shine and elasticity. It has also been linked into reducing dandruff, scalp irritation and creating healthier hair follicle beds reducing hair loss and male pattern boldness. While also helping to stimulate hair growth to hair that has started to thin creating less breakage and damage.

Now lets talk about chocolate itself. With it generally helping combat against free-radicals as it being enriched with antioxidants it means that it helps to remove the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also hydrates the skin, wards off blemishes and increases the activity of collagen. Inside the beans is a lot of magnesium that helps stimulate the production of vital hormone ideal for stress related break outs. It can help repair dry skin due tot he many nutrients it holds and due to the flavonals found in it, it can help your skin to protect itself from sunburn just in case you were lacking in that department.

So happy world chocolate day and we hope you get to eat a lot of tasty chocolate today and enjoy it as much as we will ours.

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Vauxhall Street Food Garden – Chenai’s POV

Last week Jessica, our new Digital Marketing apprentice, and I descended on the unsuspecting patrons of Vauxhall Street Food Garden. As usual, we had free samples of hair and beauty products to give away, this time in the form of a dip that we enticed passers by to try. For the small price of their email address, they were able to dig into our box of goodies and walk away with samples from the following: Friendly Soap, Revlon Equave, Insight, Orofluido.

As it was my third visit, I was already greatly anticipating a tantilising experience with regular stall Win and Lily high on my priority list! I chose to have their prawn fried rice that was freshly prepared right there for me. The deliciously seasoned prawns and done-just-right vegetables mixed in with rice and noodles did more that live up to my high expectations. I can’t wait for my next rendezvous with this amazing Asian food sensation! Look out for us coming again soon with more appetising treats for your hair and skin to give away.

Enough from me, read on to see what Jessica thought and what the other food stall had to offer:

Vauxhall Street Food Garden – Jessica’s POV

Under Vauxhall Bridge and down an alleyway is a glorious garden filled with treats and wonder. Yes, I’m talking about the Vauxhall Street Food Garden. After hearing loads of myths and legends about the place, I was finally able to get the chance of going there myself. Arriving there on the brink of 11:30 we got the pleasure of having a terrific tour of the place provided by Zak, one of the main organizers of the place. Checking out each stall first handed as they started heating up the oil and chopping the salad. We were privileged to tasting food from 5 different stations which were there that day. These were Roti Pan Kitchen, Win and Lily Oriental Fine Foods, BBQ Party, Eat Falafel and Naughty Roti.

So in reverse order, I tried Naughty Roti which was a beautifully made Indian wrap with the curry recipes passed down through generations. I choose to have the lamb curry which was incredible as the flavors and spices where so enriching. I feel that it will definitely be a top seller while they’re there.

Eat Falafel was the healthiest of all the healthy options that day and is perfectly suited for vegetarians. I was a little reluctant to trying it, seeing as I have never even tasted a falafel on its own let alone in a wrap. However after one bite I was so glad that I did as it was so mouth watering along with every bite after that. The fact that they toasted it and added all the vegetables definitely helped enhance the taste and flavor.

BBQ Party which was one of my absolute favorites because I am a sucker for carnival styled food. When seeing some massive hot dogs and burgers in front of me, I could not resist the temptation. Choosing a classic style hot dog, I only had some onions and bacon in mine. Even though it was simple it still tasted magnificent and I would eat another one like it any day.

Win and Lily Oriental Fine Foods had a great reputation to uphold as I had heard great things about their food, with them being a regular at the Vauxhall Street Food Garden and they really went above and beyond to surpass my expectations. With everything being cooked fresh and smelly fabulous I had some chicken satays.  That had a enticing sweet glazed coating on them that came with an appealing chili sauce dip that integrated well with it.

Roti Pan Kitchen as based off of Caribbean cuisine, which is one of my favorites to try. After already having two wraps that day, I opted for it to just go in a box. So having the jerk pork which was absolutely to die for especially considering the jerk sauce was their own creation, along with the wrap bread making a great combo. Afterwards, I tried some of the mango chutney they had also made themselves which was so good and I would love to have again.

So overall the day was filled with so many great tastes that I doubt my taste buds will be able to recover from them! I’m so ecstatic now as I can’t wait till I go again in August (fingers crossed), to see what astounding dishes they will have next time.

Hope to see you guys there again!

free products and samples give away

We are giving away free products and samples for the next 30 orders made on our website. As you may have noticed, with our new look we also now have a number of new ranges added to Devada that we would like to introduce to you. Read on to see what you could be getting for free with your order.

Free Products and Samples You Could Get…

BBeauty Face Mask

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Easy to put on and take off, these Korean made cotton face masks are infused with a variety of essences. They contain no parabens, and all masks contain Aloe Vera extract which eases and mitigates inflammation on the skin. The essence is easily absorbed into the skin to make your skin softer. Their wide variety of unique flavours includes Papaya, Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil.

 

 

Friendly Soap – Natural and Handmade

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…we use the traditional Cold Process method of natural handmade soap making, which not only generates zero by-product but also allows us to carefully choose every ingredient ourselves and make natural handmade soap that is Earth friendly, Animal friendly and Skin friendly.

…we are proudly registered with both the Vegan Society and Buav (Cruelty Free).

Nature’s Greatest Secret Balm (coming soon to Devada)

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Compared to other products, colloidal silver gel stays longer on the skin, making it more effective in virtue of its longevity. As colloidal silver balms have lower pH levels than other colloidal silver-based solutions, you can use our gels in different conditions.

Natures Greatest Secret is our latest line of products made of colloidal silver and extra virgin coconut oil, creating a complete skin solution. Our silky smooth and great smelling colloidal silver balms are natural moisturisers.

When you have dry or sensitive skin, consider adding a moisturiser as part of your regimen. Our colloidal silver gel is perfect for individuals with different skin types.

Revlon Equave Detangling Leave In Conditioner

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An instant beauty hair product, innovating and offering various different solutions in a single product:

  • Detangles, conditions and cares for hair.
  • Easy to use.
  • No need to rinse.
  • Ready to go.

 

and more…

Hurry while free products and samples are available!

rooftop cinema tickets

Would you like FREE rooftop cinema tickets for  a relaxing evening in a unique outdoor setting?

We will be giving away free rooftop cinema tickets and  free product samples at the Lost Format Society screening of Punch Drunk Love on Sunday 3 June 2016 starting at 9 pm. Join us us for a relaxing evening as we enjoy this interesting romcom starring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson. To claim a free ticket and to be guaranteed to walk away with free samples, all you have to do is follow one of these steps before tickets run out:
www.devada.co.uk – Sign up for our newsletter on our website
Facebook – Like our page and share any of the posts about the event
Twitter – Follow us and retweet any of the posts about the event
Instagram – Follow us and like any of the posts about the event

 

Get FREE Rooftop Cinema Tickets and samples with Devada

Join us on Sunday 3 June 2016 at 9 pm
for Lost Format Society‘s screening of
Punch Drunk Love
Starring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson
at the following address:

Top Deck
NCP Fairfield Car Park
Hazledean Road
CR0 5LA Croydon
United Kingdom

You will also get free product samples to take home with you including:

Revlon Equave Leave In Spray Conditioner –

an instant beauty hair product, innovating and offering various different solutions in a single product:

  • Detangles, conditions and cares for hair.
  • Easy to use.
  • No need to rinse.
  • Ready to go.

Friendly Soap Natural and Handmade Soap Bar –

We are friendly because…

…we use the traditional Cold Process method of natural handmade soap making, which not only generates zero by-product but also allows us to carefully choose every ingredient ourselves and make natural handmade soap that is Earth friendly, Animal friendly and Skin friendly.

…we are proudly registered with both the Vegan Society and Buav (Cruelty Free).

Dr PAWPAW Red Tinted Lip Balm -Dr.PAWPAW Tinted Ultimate Red Balm provides moisture and a hint of tint for lips, cheeks and other cosmetic finishing. Perfect to create a ‘bitten lip’ look, the balm can be applied liberally for a subtle colouring or built up to create a more obvious red lip.Another beauty wonder from Dr.PAWPAW.

Just visit the Devada table and confirm your email address.

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Starting on 6 May 2016, we’re going to begin a series of giveaways with Friendly Soap. Their soap is natural, handmade and friendly to skin, hair and the environment.

We want to know your answer to the following question:

What is the friendliest thing you’ve done this week?

product-range (1)When you post your reply on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the #friendlyfriday tag, you will get the chance to win a free Friendly Soap bar with extra points for retweets, shares and reposts!

So now you have more than enough reasons to get friendly this weekend. Let us know which soap you want to try first in the comment section below.

 

N.B. This giveaway is available for the U.K. and E.U.

Read more about how friendly Friendly Soap is below:

We are friendly because…

…we use the traditional Cold Process method of natural handmade soap making, which not only generates zero by-product but also allows us to carefully choose every ingredient ourselves and make natural handmade soap that is Earth friendly, Animal friendly and Skin friendly.

…we are proudly registered with both the Vegan Society and Buav (Cruelty Free).

…we use as little energy as possible throughout production, pouring, cutting, stamping and packing every bar of natural handmade soap using human power alone.

…we carefully choose natural oils such as Coconut, Olive, Shea, Cocoa and Castor for their beneficial properties and we only use essential oils, flowers, spices and herbs to scent, colour and gently ex-foliate. That’s it. Nothing else.

…we are totally opposed to using harmful preservatives or foaming agents, believing there is simply no need for SLS or Parabens. The incredible silky smooth lather our natural handmade soap produces and its long life are completely down to the cold process method and our careful choice of ingredients.

…we make Palm Oil free natural handmade soap. So you know we don’t harm the Rainforest or its Orangutans.

The result of all this hands on dedication is a sustainable, top quality and affordable luxury natural handmade soap with a delicate array of fragrances and a silky smooth lather. Friendly Soap is kind, gentle and naturally moisturising, even for those with the most sensitive skin.

Enjoy with a clean conscience.