Hey guys! How’s your Sunday going? Today I want to post about something I’m a part of and I’d love for you to be a part of it too! I’m admin for a beauty swap box group on Facebook where each month members are teamed with a buddy and you each put together a box filled with lovely beauty, skincare products and other little gifts that you think your buddy will like. The amount you want to spend on your swap box gifts is entirely up to you and your buddy! You don’t have to join in each month, you can just do it the once if you’d like.
It’s lots of fun and it’s great making new friends in the process. If you’d like to join or want to know more then click on one of the pictures to take you to the group. Sadly, because it may be expensive to post to other countries, the group is for UK and Ireland residents only.
I have always taken care of my skin but am wanting to purchase a cleansing system that will cleanse my skin far deeper and more thorough than I can ever do. So I went on a hunt and have narrowed down my search to 2 products; the Clarisonic Mia 2 and the Foreo Luna (in blue for combination skin). For quite some time, now, I’ve had the Clarisonic range on my wish list but then I came across the Foreo Luna and was intrigued, especially as you don’t have to change heads so it saves on more expense. Can anyone advise me as to which I should go for? Have any of you used both and prefer one over the other? I’d be really grateful to hear your views.
I am slowly making my way through my wish list on Cult Beauty. These were my recent purchases:
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in black – This is great because it’s liquid eyeliner in a pen, basically! So much easier to use! However, the eyeliner started to fade on my lower lashline and didn’t stay on my waterline at all. If anyone has any recommendations as to what I could use on my waterline please let me know. I’ve yet to try this eyeliner on my upper lashline but I imagine it’ll last much longer.
Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler – I wasn’t getting on with my other curler as it had a spring action to it and the rubber bit was too wide so it failed at curling my eyelashes. This eyelash curler by Kevyn Aucoin is sooo much better!
GinVera Green Tea Exfoliating Marvel Gel – I am so excited about using this! I’ve heard so many great reviews that I can’t wait to use it in the morning! I bought this because I wanted to use something that was gentle on my skin but would still exfoliate.
Have any of you tried these products? What did you think to them?
I decided that seeing as my Souksouk subscription was up, I’d check out a different subscription beauty box. I chose to go with Birchbox because I’d heard so many people raving about it and that they tailor to your skin/beauty/hair needs a lot better than some others, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss was about.
My box arrived yesterday and I was so excited to see what was inside. The box has such a cute and simple look to it! I would have blogged about it yesterday but was busy getting ready to go see Queen and Adam Lambert in concert (who btw were AMAZING!!! A post about that will be up sometime soon)!
I love that it came in a little drawstring bag. I got all excited when I saw that there Benefit High Beam as I’d been really wanting to try it out.
The Chia Co’s Oats & Chia.
Eyeko’s Fat Eye Stick in Gilt (full size).
Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.
Electric Hair’s Hydrate Shampoo.
Benefit’s High Beam.
T London’s Darjeeling Bath & Shower Wash.
So far, I’ve tried out High Beam which highlights my cheeks and brow bone lovely. I’ve also tried the Vinoperfect Serum. I found this didn’t completely sink into my skin and a layer of serum was left on the surface a bit like moisturiser does. I think I prefer using my Yours Truly Organics’ Fix Me Repair Serum as that totally sinks in and feels like there’s nothing actually on the skin.
I can’t wait to try out the rest of the products! Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you think to this month’s selection of products?
As you may know by now, I love discovering new beauty products especially if they are animal cruelty free and/or holistic. There are a few products that I have come across recently that I’m really excited to try.
Móa The Green Balm
Móa The Green Balm is a 100% natural healing balm used to soothe, nourish and renew the skin. It’s a hard-working multi-tasker, that helps nourish and hydrate dry skin, resuscitate lack-lustre locks and can be used a daily cleansing balm, to balance oily or dry skin and remove residucal make-up and grime. It can also be used to soothe bites, grazes, bruises and eczema, or as an aftercare product for tattoos and piercings. Suitable for super-sensitive skin.
This seems to be quite the all-rounder as far as beauty products go. Apparently it can also lessen the appearance of dark circles around the eyes! I’ve purchased this from Feel Unique which have an even more in-depth description of it here!
Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
Great for dryness, sensitivity and puffiness this Eye Cream is surprisingly moisturising considering its non-greasy, lightweight texture and one tube lasts for ages. Daily Revitalising Eye Cream contains vitamin rich Sea Buckthorn, moisturising Avocado, Jojoba, Almond, Macadamia and then Marsh Mallow and Pineapple to regenerate and hydrate your eye contour area.
Speaking of eyes, I recently said in a post that I don’t use eye cream but that I probably should. After having a browse through all kinds of eye creams of varying prices, I settled on this; Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream. I’m really intrigued to know if it will help combat the puffiness that I get. It seems that no matter how much sleep I get, I can never get rid of the puffiness. So I can’t wait to see if this does the trick. Again, this is another product that I’ve purchased from Feel Unique. I recently received a £5 voucher from them so I used it to knock some of the price off so that it was a little cheaper.
Another eye cream that I wouldn’t mind trying at some point is the Yes To Grapefruit Uneven Skin Tone Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream.
Yes To Grapefruit Uneven Skin Tone Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream is a lightweight eye treatment that is clinically proven to help visibly diminish the appearance of dark circles in four weeks, naturally! This cream is formulated with Grapefruit, which is packed with Lycopene and fruit acids that help fade age spots and increase luminosity, Licorice Root, which calms and soothes skin inflammation and helps combat dark circles around the eyes. Have any of you tried it? I’d love to know what you think of it.
GinVera Exfoliating Marvel Gel With Green Tea
Ginvera Marvel Gel is the most popular blackhead treatment in Asia where skin quality is king. It is a very different exfoliant and extractor because there are no abrasive grains, it is gentle enough to use on sensitive, blemish-prone skin but with noticeable results after just one use. The fact that it also has anti-ageing effects means that this mask is a great answer to the all-too-common problem of adult acne.
This, I’m very excited about. Normally, I like an exfoliator to have tiny grains of some kind as that’s the only way I feel would get rid of all the dirt and grime but this stuff has me intrigued! When I get paid, I’m going to purchase it and see what it’s like.
Have you guys tried any of these products? What did you think of them?
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Just like with the sleep box I blogged about, I was so excited when I saw this was waiting for me!
What lush things did I get in it this time? Here’s a list:
And a pic of all the lovely goodies that the list talks about:
And a close up of the Glam 3-in-1 Lipsuite in Rose Pink:
It claims to be a lip balm, colour and gloss all-in-one. So can’t wait to try that out.
I am particularly excited to try the Calendula Cream as I suffer from eczema. So, with it being all natural ingredients, I really hope it works. Plus, it smells divine!
I love that Souksouk introduces me to brands I’ve never even heard of before.