Major Beauty PSA: The Ordinary from DECIEM has launched on Victoria Health

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Today is no ordinary day. This morning, Victoria Health exclusively launched The Ordinary from DECIEM and to quote their fellow Canadian Drake, nothing was the same. This is one of the biggest skincare launches in the history of the beauty industry and excited doesn’t even begin to cover how I feel or how important this is, not only to me, but the industry as a whole.

I have been such a huge fan of Victoria Health’s newsletters ever since I discovered the amazing site a few years ago and have grown to look forward to them every month because Gill just writes the best emails. They are like love letters to the skin and I feel like I am hearing from a dear friend, not receiving a mass circulation from a company, but that’s just a small part of what makes Victoria Health so special and you will hear more from me about them very soon. Continue reading

Current Favourite Mask Routine

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One of the things I missed most about not sharing my skincare routines on Instagram is the discussions I had with all of you. I missed talking about the products and how and why I used them and getting really helpful feedback and tips. Now that I am getting back into sharing my routines I just had to do a blog post on this one because I’ve done it twice already and each time I can’t get over how much better my skin looks. The star product in the lineup is the Sacred Ground Mineral Mask from MOSS and it’s really what inspired this post because I have so much to say about my experience with it so far. It’s an incredible product and one I think you all need to know about. Since it’s such an involved routine I thought it would be good to fully explain how and why I use each product and what each step entails, so you know exactly what I did and could recreate it yourself. Enjoy! Continue reading

Birthday Wish List 2016

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One of the things I love most about my birthday is the freedom to treat myself all month long (yes all month, hello Leo season!) without feeling guilty and what I unabashedly want most is more skincare. Yep, I love skincare so much that I have multiple categorized (cleansers, toners etc) and ranked (most wanted to casual wants) wish lists dedicated to all the beautiful products I can’t wait to get on my face, and this post is a look at the things I want right now. Continue reading

MINTD August Box Review

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After how much I loved Mintd’s July box (review here), you can bet I was impatient excited to get my hands on this month’s offerings and it did not disappoint. Even though this is only Mintd’s second box, the amazing founder Cheryl has curated an excellent selection of products that I could not wait to try. The theme for this month is ‘Explore’ and the box provides you with everything you need to give yourself a proper head to toe pamper. I’ve had the products for about two weeks now and in this post I will fill you in on how I’ve been getting on with everything. Continue reading

Best of British: S5 Cleansers Review

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After a brief hiatus, the concluding series of posts in my Best of British feature is back and I am starting with a plant based yet still high performance niche UK brand that has impressed me to no end. S5 is an organic cosmeceuticals line of products from the same incredibly talented, hardworking and passionate team behind the beautiful brand Evolve (review here), so you know it’s going to be good. Unlike Evolve, which focuses on nourishing the skin with gorgeous (and borderline edible) superfood ingredients, S5 is all about treating skin conditions with highly effective natural ingredients that are just as good or better than their synthetic equivalent. For example, I can’t wait to write about their amazing serums that tackle everything from blemishes and hyperpigmentation to scarring and dermatitis, but those are currently being reformulated (which I am so excited about), so for now it’s all about these cleansers, which so many of you have asked about since they started appearing in my Instagram posts. Continue reading

May Lindstrom Giveaway!

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Welcome to the first giveaway in my blog anniversary/Instagram 15K/birthday month celebrations and I am so excited to start off with a brand that needs absolutely no introductions! May Lindstorm’s beautiful creations are easily among the most coveted products when it comes to skincare, which is why when deciding which brand to start the Giveaway Bonanza Month off with, this one immediately came to mind. I wanted to begin the celebrations by sincerely thanking you all for your continued support, friendship and encouragement and to also give you some insight in to why I love doing giveaways. For me, giveaways are not just a way to grow my follower count or promote a brand/business, they’re a way for me to say thank you. I have been very, very lucky to work with a lot of amazing brands and try so many great products this past year and it’s all down to you. While numbers are not a concern for me and are certainly not a motivating factor in anything I do, they are important because they’re a large part of why I have been given the opportunities I have. I think it would be massively ungrateful to accept the benefits having a large following affords me and then act like numbers don’t matter, which is why I love doing giveaways. They are a way to say thank you, give back, pay it forward and share the love with you all because I’m sincerely grateful. I’m not so arrogant or naive to think brands would still want to work with me if I didn’t have thousands of followers. You are what motivates them to reach out to me and I think it’s only fair that when I can, I pass on the love and say thank you, so without further ado, here are what’s up for grabs in this giveaway! Continue reading

The Debate: Detail Oriented Beauty is 1!

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One year ago today I started Detail Oriented Beauty (you can see my first post here) as a way to share and document my skincare and green beauty journey and what a journey it has been! I can’t thank you all enough for the constant love, support, friendship, laughter, advice, help and encouragement you have given to me because without it I wouldn’t still be doing this. I always say that the best thing about having my Instagram account and this blog is the connections I’ve made and I have truly loved getting to know each and every one of you in our lovely little skincare community. It has been amazing to talk about and share my love for skincare with you all and I have learned so much in the process and been able to help others in a way that I never had when I was struggling with my skin, which means the world to me. I’ve learned a lot (my skin hates lactic acid but loves niacinamide), discovered a lot (La Belle Lune, Bravura London, NIOD etc) and made a lot of amazing friends (you know who you are!) and I have loved every minute of it, no matter how frustrating  it seemed at times. Continue reading