MINTD May Box Review

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This review is coming quite a bit later in the month than planned thanks to a series of unavoidable events, but nevertheless, here it is. This month MINTD have yet again curated an excellent selection of goodies to help you get prepped for holiday season, which is the theme of the box. The Holiday Beauty Prep box includes a thoughtful mix of non-skincare products from luxury brands like Miller Harris, Kahina Giving Beauty and Soveral. We have seen a lot of great skincare from MINTD this year and I love that this box is focused on bodycare because it means we are not being overloaded with the same type of products, which I really appreciate. There’s only about a week left to snag this box, so if you like an indulgent full-body pamper then keep reading! Continue reading

The Best Facial I Ever Had At Mortar & Milk

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As with every post that will come this month, this one is painfully overdue. My personal life took a bit of a turn after the summer (more on that here) and anything extracurricular went out the window, including writing about this, which I had been so excited to do. I have hinted about this review on Instagram for months now (so sorry!) and included the shop in my recent Top 10 Niche Retailers post, but now it’s time to dive into the details of the best facial I ever had. I am so happy to finally be sharing this post with you because Mortar & Milk is a true hidden gem in the London beauty world and Pamela Marshall (co-founder and Aesthetician) is a skincare legend in the making. Continue reading

Best of British: Top 10 Niche Retailers

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This post has been long, long, long overdue on the blog. As you will have read from my 2017 #SkinGoals, a family emergency lead to an unexpectedly long hiatus from blogging and this write-up (which I had been working on for months) never got finished. It was originally scheduled to go up over the summer, then on Small Business Saturday (both US and UK dates), then before Christmas (then after) and now here we are. I have been so excited to talk about this for such a long time now and I can’t wait to finally share all my favourite places to shop with you. 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

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