As many of you will know, this summer has been a busy one for me. I have gone from one exhausting and demanding (but also exciting and rewarding) week to the next and suddenly it’s September and I don’t quite know how that happened. Because of everything that I have been doing lately, sleep has been in short supply and after many, many late nights and endless hours spent staring at a computer screen, my eyes started to show it. I genuinely looked as exhausted as I felt and that’s never a good thing. When Sarah Chapman launched two new treatments focused on the eye area, it could not have come at a better time. My eyes were dark and dry, and I had suddenly developed a few fine lines, so it was time to do something. Continue reading
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
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
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
When I asked Imelda what her skincare routine would look like if she only used British brands I had no idea what I was getting myself in to! What she came back with was a list of the most covetable products and the most indulgent “slow” routine that it just had to have it’s own post. As expected from someone who lives and breathes skincare and green beauty, every single step has been considered and what she uses is of the very best quality. Keep reading to find out which products made the cut and how you can win every single product in Imelda’s spectacular “Best of British” Skincare Routine. Continue reading
I was first introduced to Evolve late last year through the lovely Swapna over at Beauty Motormouth and as soon as I decided I wanted to do a Best of British series, they were immediately at the top of my list of brands to feature. Evolve products are hand crafted in small batches in a little town just outside of London and are vegan and cruelty free. Founded by the incredibly talented Harvard Business School graduate Laura Rudoe (also founder of S5 Skincare and previously at NUDE skincare) along with Violaine Bargues (Production Development Management) and Freya Krauskopf (Studio Manager), these ladies have created a line of superfood focused, affordable, natural and organic products that are effective and beautifully formulated. Evolve only launched in June of last year but their small yet impressive lineup is well made, incredibly fresh and contains a high level of natural and organic ingredients. I have been so impressed with everything I have tried and I think Evolve is a great “little” brand doing big things in the green beauty world. Continue reading
Ingredients: Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip Seed Oil) Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle Seed Oil) Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil) Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seed Oil) Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn Oil) Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil) Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Essential Oil) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil) Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto Essential Oil) Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense Essential Oil) Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot Seed Essential Oil) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Extract). *d-Limonene, *Geraniol, *Linalol, *Farnesol *Naturally occurring in Essential Oils.
Welcome to the official start of my “Best of British” series and the review of one of my most favourite discoveries since I started doing research for this feature. I first heard about La Belle Lune through Content Beauty & Wellbeing and ever since I received this gorgeous little bottle of magic, it has been the new star of my skincare universe. This is one of the most beautiful products I have ever used and I am quite addicted to what it has done for my skin. I am so lucky that I get to try a lot of products, but Organic Skin is something special and boy, did I fall for this beauty hard. I cannot wait to tell you all about it, oh and try not to get too distracted by the beautiful packaging because the product inside is even better – trust me. Continue reading