If there's any beauty brand to catch a glamour girl's eye, Love & Toast has to be it. It's a range of bath and body products that you can't just walk past in stores. You have to stop, stare and take in all of its whimsical beauty.
Newly available in South Africa, Love & Toast is the artistic creation of Margot Elena, who also brought us Bloom and ToykoMilk. Her vision for Love & Toast was inspired by a variety of influences, including Japanese, Swedish and 80's iconography. The adorable packaging has a 'Brit Pop Folk Art' look to it. I would happily keep stacks of these products on display in my room. Another positive is that the packaging is environmentally friendly and recyclable.
The line includes lip balms, fragrances and hand creams. It also extends to shampoos, body butters and sugar scrubs. All products are made from natural and organic ingredients like shea butter, jojoba and macadamia nut oil, aloe vera and avocado. Light and luxurious hand lotions are encased in a delightfully decorative and handy tube. Gently moisturizing lip balms contain beeswax, cocoa butter, olive oil and Vitamin E. These quirky and colorful beauty buys are fun, invigorating and deliciously fragrant.
The hand creams are nourishing and aromatic in Honey Coconut, Mandarin Tea, Paper Flower, Gin Blossom, Pomme Poivre and Sugar Grapefruit.
Roller ball eau de perfumes are the perfect handbag sized treat in Candied Citron, Clementine Crush, Dew Blossom, Honey Nectar and Persimmon Plum.
A range of sweet and zesty lip balms include Cherry Lemonade, Lemon Mint, Star Anise, Prickly Pear and Vanilla Chai.
Too cute to resist, the Love & Toast brand is available at selected Woolworths stores. They are a bit pricey, with hand creams at R98, roller perfumes at R130 and lip balms for R92 each.
This Winter, All you need is Love. And Toast.