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Acids in Rotation


Earlier last week, I decided to go back to the drawing board and rework my skincare routine to fit in some of my new acid products as well as phase out those that (sadly) didn’t seem to do much. I’m also extremely wary of over-exfoliation — I’ve seen some seriously scary pics of the effects of over-exfoliating; it’s enough to make me think twice whenever I pick up a chemical exfoliant of any sort.   Continue Reading


Brand Spotlight: Jordan Samuel Skin

Jordan Samuel Skin

I feel so smug whenever I use Jordan Samuel Skin in my skincare routines.

Only because I feel like I’m part of a super-exclusive club that’s in on the skincare industry’s best kept secret. This stuff is magic. It’s crazy that it’s not bigger than it currently is right now… Like why isn’t EVERYONE using this???? Continue Reading


A Peek Into The Cult Beauty Spring Goody Bag!

Cult Beauty Spring Goody Bag

Hi guys! A very quick one today as I’m super busy with work at the moment which is really a good thing, actually! The way i’ve been spending money — on skincare, naturally — scares the living daylights out of me (and my poor bank account).

I recently did a little haul on Cult Beauty when they ran their amaahzing Cult Beauty Spring Goody Bag offer. The Goody Bag is a recurring Gift-With-Purchase that CB offers a few times a year, typically timed to coincide with the start of a new season. The Goody Bag (although not always an actual “bag”) is filled with a whole handful of deluxe sample sized products and a few full-sized gems as well! My first purchase with Cult Beauty was during the Best of 2016 Goody Bag offer and it had a full-size of May Lindstrom’s Youth Dew (£96).

I thought this year’s Cult Beauty Spring Goody Bag (with a value of over £210!) deserved a whole post dedicated to its fabulousness; but I’ll just share what I’m most excited to try:

1. Hannes Dóttir Seamasque* (10ml)
A miracle mask that is formulated with Icelandic marine extracts, spearmint and alum crystal that helps to revitalise lacklustre skin. Full size retails at £79 for 50ml *jaw drops* *pray i won’t like this* *i probably will*

2. Becca First Light Priming Filter* (6ml)
A lavender-toned primer than counteracts dull skin for a brilliantly bright and glowing complexion. Full size retails at £32 for 30ml

3. Odacité Pimples Serum Concentrate* (5ml) — £27.50 (full size!)
A pure blend of black cumin and cajeput extracts that fights congestion and keep pesky blemishes at bay. This is a clever concentrate that is meant to be mixed in with a moisturiser or on its own for an intensive spot treatment.

4. Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm* (15ml)
A rich balm that dissolved makeup and grime without stripping away your skin’s natural moisture barrier. A best seller! Full size retails at £48 for 50ml.

5. Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask* (Cucumber – Deep Moisture, 1pc)
A deeply hydrating mask that replenishes cells with moisturising cucumber extracts. A must-have for dry or dehydrated skin. Retails at £8 for one mask, or £21 for a set of three

6. Verso Super Facial Serum* (10ml)
A supercharged serum containing Verso’s proprietary ‘Retinol 8 Complex” that promotes cell turnover to dramatically slow down the signs of aging. Full size retails at £100 for 30ml

7. The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel* (5ml) — £17 (full-size!)
Keeps eyebrows in place without stiffness or stickiness — a see-through clear gel. I had the Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows but I’ll try this first and see how it goes.

8. Sachajuan Hair Repair* (100ml)
I used to have a full-size of this and it’s a god-sent for frizzy hair! Happy to receive a generous deluxe size as it is pretty pricey! Full size retails at £23 for 250ml, £12 for 100ml.

Did you miss out on this year’s Cult Beauty Spring Goody Bag?

Don’t worry, I did some sleuthing and found out when they usually release their Goody Bag offers! I won’t lie: I typically time my purchases around this incredible offer — because hello! Why wouldn’t you? I’ve tried so many fab products thanks to the previous Goody Bag… Trust me, it’s definitely worth it!

Cult Beauty Goody Bag releases:
Spring Goody Bag — March
Summer Goody Bag — June
Autumn Goody Bag — September
End-of-Year Goody Bag (Best of) — November

I’m already planning what to buy for the next Goody Bag — lol, it’s all about the prep ya’ll!

Until the next one, xo

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