Saturday, 28 July 2018

Bio-D - (D for Dauntless, Dazzling, Delightful...)

(D for Dauntless, Dazzling, Delightful...)

Bio-D has been around for a whilesince 1989 in fact—and there's never been a more appropriate time for them to step into the limelight. We need brave pioneers to lead the way to greener squeaky-cleanness! 

On their website, Bio-D describe themselves as being "committed to making cleaning products that don’t cost the earth, and to helping consumers contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet". Hear hear! 

Right now, pressure is building on brands in all areas of commerce to improve their accountability and demonstrate their ability to commit to ethical and ecological practices. Bio-D have been at the head of this movement for years: all of their products are made in the UK, by people who are treated with dignity, with traceable ingredients of natural origin. They also hold a Cruelty-Free International accreditation. How's that for ethical practice?!

It's all very well to know where your products come from; it's quite another to decide whether they're good for you or not. It's become apparent in recent years that often customers are mislead by brands claiming their products are 'good' for them, when really the opposite is true. Ultra-fragranced, chemical-laden cleaning products can cause health concerns or allergic reactions rather than eliminate them. No such story here! Bio-D's range is 100% hypoallergenic. 

Despite the numerous obvious benefits of buying more ethical cleaning and care products from brands such as Bio-D, many people voice concerns when it comes to the cost. Well, how about this: would you put a price on your well-being? How about the well-being of the planet? Many commercial household products contain pollutants as well as irritants. 

There are lots of shops now around the UK where you can buy refills of your favourite eco-friendly brands for far less than you bought the original product for. This reduces the amount of empty containers put into landfill and encourages us to engage with the idea that we can choose what effect we have on the environment, whether negative or positive. 

And what do Bio-D actually make? Anything from washing-up liquid and laundry detergent to glass cleaner! We at Madia & Matilda have started to refill our in-shop washing-up liquid and hand soap with Bio-D, and take it from us: it cleans nicely, smells good and gets the job done! Our favourite is the lime and aloe vera sanitizing handwash. It smells of lime Jelly Babies! 

Keep an eye out for our upcoming competition with Bio D, as you could be in for a chance to win a 5 Ltr bottle of Laundry Conditioner! 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Summer Playlist

Our Summer Playlist has arrived! Listen here on Spotify

HAVANA - Camila Cabello
Touch - Little Mix 
Bang Bang - Jessie J 
Summer Time - Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith
I Wish - Skee Lo
2002 - Annie Marie 
Fine Line - Mabel Ft Notes 
Wild Thoughts  - DJ kahled 
Where are you now - Jusin Beiber Ft Skillex 
Summer -  Calvin Harris
Decline -  Raye,  Mr Easi 
Warrior - Too Many Zoo & KDA
X - Nicky Jam  & Balvin
Mahalia - I Wish I Missed my x 
Roll Back - George Fitzgerald
Go - Alex Da Kid & H.E.R
Lush Life - Zara Larsson 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 1 July 2018

How to Wear: Dresses

 Kiera, Milly, Rosie, Miranda and Eloise!

Kiera - Floral Printed Dress
Kiera halterneck dress
With its bright, vintage-inspired floral print and cropped hem, this is the
Summer dress you've been holding out for. 

Lovely Milly in indigo
This Jersey dress is lightweight and drapes nicely, making it an elegant and comfy choice for the warmer months. Its drawstring waist means ultimate flexibility (for loosening after 
BBQs/poolside picnics). 

Lacey, pretty, Rosie
Perfect for practically anything, all year round, Rosie really comes into bloom in the sun. Wear with heels for a sophisticated style, or with flats for a fun, flirty look. 

Primrose for Spring: Miranda dress
This style is perfect for casual wear, teamed with a pair of chunky flats, as shown above. It's a great festival piece, worn with a broad-brimmed hat and lots of glitter!

Eloise - Dungaree Dress
The casual Eloise dress
The Eloise dress is a great casual piece. Wear with a bright tee or tights 
for a cool, Summery vibe. 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda