Holiday Gift Guide: Part 3

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The last in my Holiday Gift Guide series is here and this one is tailored towards the Pure Product-ists skincare lovers out there who are uncompromisingly dedicated to only the highest quality plant based ingredients and will not use anything less than the very best that nature has to offer. Luckily, the green beauty community just gets better and better every year and there are so many great brands and options available now that there is no need to sacrifice performance or quality in order to only use “green” products. If this is you or someone you know then keep reading because I have compiled an amazing selection of the very best green beauty skincare sets out there that you will love. Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guide: Part 2

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Following on from yesterday’s Holiday Gift Guide: Part 1, today I have picked some great gifts for the Nearly (All) Natural-ists skincare lover out. These beauty buffs prefer to have their products be mostly planted based, but don’t mind a few (very minimal and purposeful) synthetic ingredients in the name of the best formulations, and these sets are the perfect example of that. Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guide: Part 1

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So you’ve decided to give yourself or a loved one the gift of great skin this year (and who wouldn’t want that?!) but with practically every brand offering a variety of gift sets, limited edition products and holiday specials, it can be a bit overwhelming. When it comes to holiday shopping, skincare gift sets are what I look forward to the most. They’re cute (hello, minis!), include multiple products and are the perfect way to test a brand without spending a lot of money. I personally think they make the best gifts, which is why I have decided to do a gift guide series focusing on the best skincare sets out there for every beauty lovers preferences. First up – the “Strictly Science-ists”. These consumers love the high-tech, scientific approach to skincare and are looking for performance over purity so if that’s you or someone you know, then these are the perfect gifts. Continue reading

November Favourites, Bravura London Review and Giveaway!

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If you follow me on Instagram, then you will know I have been pretty obsessed with Bravura London for the past couple of months. The 2% Salicylic Acid Peel was my most used product in November and now with the addition of the 10% Glycolic Acid Peel and the Revitalising Ginseng Toner, my obsession is off the charts. It was so easy for me to pick them as last month’s favourites because I have used them more than any other product I own and have seen better results than with anything else I use. I have also been getting so many questions about them that I thought it was high time I did a review so you can get an idea of what they’re like and decide which one is right for you. Continue reading

Odacité Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Crème Review

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Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) leaf extract, Organic Alcohol Extracts of Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) flower (and) Camellia Sinensis (Organic White Tea) leaf, Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Saflower) Oleosome (and) Aqua, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Palminate (and) Sorbitan Palminate, Organic Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) seed oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) seed oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Anisic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (and) Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Rosmarinus Offcinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract and Helinatus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil.

When Odacité first announced the release of the Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Crème ($68/£55 at Cult Beauty or Content Beauty) I was so excited. I travel so much and always struggle with keeping my skin in check when I’m on the road, so this sounded like something I definitely needed. I was lucky enough to be sent the crème to test out before the release, and it could not have come at a better time. September was a crazy month for me and I travelled all over the country and took countless flights. Flying that month was a bit of a nightmare as it was incredibly hot and humid every where I went, but the flights were freezing and so drying on my skin. Usually, in a situation like this, my combination skin would go a little crazy as I try to balance keeping it hydrated without causing any congestion, but this time it was not a problem and it was primarily thanks to this product. It’s a great hybrid of nature and science and has finally got me using an actual moisturizer instead of just one of my beloved oils and that is huge. Continue reading