Caroline Hirons x Cult Beauty Box of Dreams

Hi Everyone !!!
Today I’m going into greater detail on the Caroline Hirons for Cult Beauty Box of Dreams
This is the first time I’ve purchased one of Caroline Hirons curated boxes the main reason for purchasing was there were two products I was extremely interested in and one I’d purchased and loved previously.

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Whats in the Box 

The box retailed for $220 gbp for 6 items which individually would have cost $425 gbp as I live in Australia the price was minus 20% V.A.T so $315 aud for the box and $602 aud for the products individually so an incredible savings !!!!!

For a reference point it costs $260 aud for the Blue Cocoon alone when bought locally so this was a definite no brainer for me.

I’m very happy that I bought this box and I see its still available on the Cult Beauty website, I honestly believe its still available due to the inclusion of Blue Cocoon as people seem to be in two minds about that particular product. What I also appreciate is how it’s a full routine so you can use as shown or switch products from your own shelf and customise however you choose.

I would definitely consider purchasing the next box as in my mind if you are interested in or have previously used the most expensive item in the box and perhaps have been curious about one or two of the other items then you’ve already got your moneys worth.

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Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser

PRODUCT Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser

PRICE $52 gbp 120ml

SKIN TYPE All types

RECOMMENDED USE A pea sized amount massaged into damp skin and removed with warm water

A.M OR P.M Either, however best as a second cleanse in the evening as can not be used on eyes

HOW IT SMELLS Like you’ve been slapped by eucalyptus & peppermint

HOW IT FEELS Lovely and creamy

HOW MUCH DO I USE 2 peas as moderation is not my best quality

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Ive been enjoying almost nightly as my second cleanse

HOW DO I USE Apply to damp skin and give skin a lovely massage and then remove with a washcloth.

MY THOUGHTS Was so sceptical of this before using as I’m not a fan of the cleansing balm, however I have come to truly appreciate this. My skin feels thoroughly clean yet not stripped this leaves my skin feeling great and ready to absorb the next steps.

FACTS. This is an expensive cleanser if you have sensitive or reactive skin this may be to mush due to the inclusion eucalyptus and peppermint oil. Sample first if you can.

REPURCHASE Yes

INGREDIENTS Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Saccharomyces Ferment Extract, Zinc Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance), Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita(Peppermint) Oil, Phospholipids, Xanthan Gum

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Oskia Renaissance Mask

PRODUCT Oskia Renaissance Mask

PRICE $51 gbp 50ml

SKIN TYPE All

RECOMMENDED USE 1-2 times per week.

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS Like Turkish Delight !!!!!

HOW IT FEELS Almost gel like to begin then a lovely creamy feel.

HOW MUCH DO I USE Roughly half a flat teaspoon

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Twice a week seems to be the sweet spot for me.

HOW DO I USE I apply a dollop and dot around my face then massage into skin until I have a nice white coating all over my face and neck. After 15 minutes I remove with a washcloth and warm water.

MY THOUGHTS This mask seems to be very active on my skin and when I remove my skin looks bright and glowing and my skin feels soft and hydrated.
FACTS Do not underestimate this product it definitely works in a gentle non inflammatory way due to the inclusion of Lactic acid and Papaya extract so a great buy if you aren’t a fan of glycolic acid. This is fantastic for dryer and mature skins as well which is what I have. It smells like childhood dreams and is a definite investment in healthy refined skin. This product has made me want to try more from Oskia Skincare

REPURCHASE Yes

INGREDIENTS Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Olivate, Methyl Sulphonyl Methane, Sorbitan Olivate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ribose, Petasites Japonicus (Butterbur) Root Extract, Lecithin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, CI 77491 (Iron Oxide).

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DCL Multi Action Penta Peel

PRODUCT DCL Skincare Penta Peel

PRICE $58 gbp for 50 pads.

SKIN TYPE Technically most , however i would recommend for those used to stronger acids

RECOMMENDED USE Every 2nd day, swipe over face then remove with cool water after five minutes.

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS  Strong chemical smell
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HOW IT FEELS Super tingly to begin with then once you’re accustomed just a slight tingle.

HOW MUCH DO I USE One pad

HOW OFTEN DO I USE I use 4 times per week of an evening.

HOW DO I USE After cleansing I use one pad over my entire face excluding eyes and lips, If the pad is still moist I run it over my elbows, knees and feet. I do not rinse off.

MY THOUGHTS I thought my face was going to fall off when i used the first 3 times my skin was not used to these specific acids in this particular formulation. Most start with glycolic or lactic. I took it very slowly and built my tolerance without compromising my skin. I now use 4 times a week without any redness or any tingle beyond a little one.

FACTS These are a strong acid in a combination rarely seen, I now know that this combination once I adjusted has brought evenness and glow to my skin. I truly appreciate this product.

REPURCHASE Yes.

INGREDIENTS Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Mandelic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine

 

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NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

PRODUCT NIOD FECC Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

PRICE $56 gbp for 15 ml

SKIN TYPE Any

RECOMMENDED USE One drop for each eye.

A.M OR P.M Both

HOW IT SMELLS Like nothing

HOW IT FEELS A very light easily absorbed watery texture

HOW MUCH DO I USE One drop each eye

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Twice a day

HOW DO I USE Apply one drop to the eye then gently tap in around the entire eye including the upper and lower lid.

MY THOUGHTS Hydration levels have massively improved in this area in the month since using ,absolutely astonished by how much difference this has made. Fine lines are lessened and a immediate firming feeling is visible.

FACTS One of the most sophisticated formulations on the market. The only down side is the dropper bottle , I really wish it came in a pump.

REPURCHASE Yes

INGREDIENTS Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Niacinamide, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Decapeptide-22, Oligopeptide-78, Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-52, Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-50, Pentapeptide-18, Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-18, S-Mu-Conotoxin CnIIIc Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Darutoside, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Zinc PCA, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Superoxide Dismutase, Escin, Ascorbic Acid, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglucuronic Acid, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arginine, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Lecithin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Silanetriol, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Sorbitol, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Polyvinyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propyl Gallate, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenylpropanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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Leahlani Champagne Serum

PRODUCT  Leahlani  Champagne Serum

PRICE $34 gbp 30ml

SKIN TYPE All Skin Types (esp Dry or Sensitive)

RECOMMENDED USE Shake well before use apply a few drops at the serum stage of your routine also add to the Honey Lover 3-in-1 to boost antioxidant and anti inflammatory protection

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS I find this to be the most fragrant oil I’ve used and sometimes find it quite overwhelming.

HOW IT FEELS Very light and easily absorbed , layers well with other products.

HOW MUCH DO I USE About 3-4 drops.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE 2 to 3 times a week.

HOW DO I USE Mainly by mixing with a hydrating serum and a balm mixed together in hands and massaged into damp skin. Also like applying to décolletage after sun exposure . Even though I use Spf daily I find it important to treat all exposed skin with the same care I do my face.

MY THOUGHTS Whilst this smells delicious and absorbs easily , I find its just not nourishing enough for my skin , which isn’t technically the main purpose. However for me when using oils at the serum stage it is what I look for.

FACTS It is chock full of beautiful antioxidant ingredients !!!!!!! All natural mainly tea based the inclusion of Rosehip and Calendula as always call to me as they do in any formulation. Also if these ingredients call to you , I believe its a excellent price point.

REPURCHASE No.

INGREDIENTS Organic cold pressed Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), cold pressed Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera Chardonnay), organic cold pressed Rosehip Oil (Rosa Canina), organic cold pressed Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), essential oils of: organic Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla), organic Orange (Citrus Nobilis), Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens), Leahlani antioxidant cocktail: (organic Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis), organic White Tea (Camellia Sinensis), organic Rooibos Tea (Aspalathus Linearis), organic Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), organic Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus) and LOVE (Aloha).

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May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon 

PRODUCT May Lindstrom Skin Blue Cocoon

PRICE $174 gbp 50ml

SKIN TYPE Any

RECOMMENDED USE Best massaged into damp skin.

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS Like everything is possible

HOW IT FEELS A pressed oil that melts into skin.

HOW MUCH DO I USE I would say a thumbnails worth.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE 3- 4 times week currently, will return to daily use very soon.

HOW DO I USE How I use Again I like mixing this with other nourishing products and applying. Other times just as recommended. I warm in my hands to apply so that it is almost liquid again.

MY THOUGHTS  I’ve never experienced a product like this before from the intoxicating scent to the way my skin feels after use. My makeup sits perfectly on top. Or on a no makeup day its just leaves my skin dewy.

FACTS. Most either love or don’t . If you can sample I highly recommend it.

REPURCHASE Yes always yes ,this is my 3rd jar.
I have a more in-depth review on the blog already about the entire line.

INGREDIENTS *CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (CAMELLIA) SEED OIL, ***BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ***THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, ***SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (VIRGIN MARULA) OIL, CALODENDRUM CAPENSE (YANGU) OIL, *ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) OIL, *TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, *LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, *PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM ROSE) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, SCHISANDRA SPHENANTHERA CO2 FRUIT EXTRACT, *HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (IMMORTELLE) OIL, RAVENSARA AROMATICA OIL.* *CERTIFIED ORGANIC
** WILD HARVESTED
*** FAIR TRADE, RAW & UNREFINED

So thats all I have to say about that, If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.

Thank you for reading I do hope you subscribe.

Genaya xx

 

Creating a Sleep Ritual

Due to working Night Shifts I find it extremely hard to adjust on my days off and have found myself unable to fall asleep before 6am which renders my time off almost completely useless. Therefore I’ve decided to try adopt a sleeping ritual in the hopes that by practicing this daily it will help my mind and body to find that balance necessary for slumber and thereby rendering my time off my own and not my pillows.

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December Empties !!!!

Hi everyone !!!!
If you are following me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/myskinandstyle/ you would have seen my recent empties post . I thought I’d just add some more details about each product so that you can have more of a feel for my thoughts.

Now some of these were gifted by the incredible Instagram #skincarecommunity and some were from #cultbeauty GWP . All of my friends who shared their goodies with me are mentioned below as well as links to their IG profiles. There is one link that belongs to a retail store , This is not an affiliate link . It also includes items that were gifted in exchange for review , I have included the link to my reviews accordingly.

If you have anymore questions please feel free to ask in the comments section.

Jordan Samuel SkinThe After Show Treatment Cleanser.
This is my favourite make up remover a beautiful gel to oil cleanser that melts make up from the skin including waterproof !!!! The naturally occurring fragrance is a result of the non-irritating and carefully selected ingredients that are skin loving and nourishing. Massage into dry skin then add a little water to emulsify , I prefer to use a washcloth at this stage to remove the remnants. Also lovely in the morning a nice dollop massaged into skin and left on to protect my skin in the shower.   https://www.instagram.com/jordansamuelskin/

Repurchase – Yes this was my 3rd tube.

Fresh Beauty- Soy Face Cleanser. This was gifted by a lovely Instagram friend https://www.instagram.com/thejamiequinn/ . As I’m not generally a fan of foaming cleansers I approached this with some trepidation and was pleasantly surprised !!! A small amount added to dampened skin and then splashed off provided me with a gentle morning or 2nd cleanse without leaving my skin feeling tight. A gentle and pleasant scent also.

Purchase– Yes.

Ayr SkincareAwaken Eye Serum. This product was gifted by Ayr Skincare in exchange for review which you can find here https://www.instagram.com/p/BaUdkvyleIw/?tagged=myskinandstylereview . I enjoyed the lightweight texture and rapid absorption definitely great for under eye hydration.

Purchase– Currently using another eye serum so in the future would buy this.

JurliqueRose Face Mist. This is very pretty and soothing a fantastic Australian natural brand that has an extensive hair, body and face line. For me its not my go to mist therefore its out.

Repurchase – No.

Indie LeeCoq10 Toner– This was a tricky one for me as I’ve previously used a full bottle of this. I’m not a fan of traditional toners, I prefer a mist or Acid toner at this stage in a routine whilst we are all aware of how great CoQ10 is for the skin , I’m afraid this product just isn’t my cup of tea although I know its beloved by many.

Repurchase– No unless it repackaged as a mist.

The Ordinary- Marula Oil. This was gifted by another lovely friend https://www.instagram.com/ms_hannah_e/ . I was so excited to try this !!!! I found it to be thicker than the African Botanics Marula Oil and yet yielded very similar results. My favourite way to use was mixed in with moisturiser which worked great for my face as well as body. Perfect for if you are suffering from sensitivity from using strong actives .

Repurchase– Yes

SerumtologieWhipped Facial Souffle. This was gifted by Serumtologie for review. Which you can find here – https://www.instagram.com/p/BaUdkvyleIw/?tagged=myskinandstylereview . Long story short I found it to be a great occlusive layer which would work absolute wonders in winter. Definitely for a dry/mature skin or one suffering from a compromised barrier. Other similar products which spring to mind at different price points are La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume & La Mer Soft Cream.

Repurchase– Yes I think its a handy one to have on hand.

 

Tom FordSantal Blush & Neroli Portofino. Loved both of these Santal Blush is warm, sexy and inviting a perfect scent for the cooler months. Whilst Neroli Portofino screams summer from the first sniff. Really important to sample fragrances before purchase especially at these prices !!!

Purchase: Yes to both

Dr BronnersCastille Soap – Citrus & Rose These are just really basic well performing body washes the scents of both were lovely without being overbearing. I enjoy this brand a lot.

Repurchase Yes again and again

Leahlani SkincareBohemian Ruby Toner. This is targeted towards a dryer or mature skin however I think it would be a joy for all skins. Check out my review under the Skincare header for more info.

Repurchase Yes

Jacqueline EvansCastille Cream Cleanser. Was fortunate to receive this in a gwp over Christmas. Would not have tried this otherwise as it didn’t appeal on face value. However this is absolutely beautiful A heavier cream cleanser with a light citrus scent (naturally occurring ) Felt like id given my skin a valium, provides a great amount of slip for massage ad removes easily with a washcloth .Left skin feeling soft and calm.

Purchase Yes

Jordan Samuel SkinHydrate . Absolutely brilliant hydrator for the skin , I cant go a day without using. Essential for building those first layers of hydration and Vitamin C needed to give us our best skins. Skin Basics must have. And the price is incredible !!!

Repurchase On my 5th bottle and already planning my 6th.

The Ordinary- Advanced Retinoid 2% . I think this is what everyones first retinol should be. Gentle & effective , I often like to use when I’m giving my skin a little break from harsh actives and as always I still want my best skin. Also this would be fantastic to add to a really simple base cream for body care which I like to do at least once a week.

Repurchase Absolutely will pick up my 3rd bottle of this soon.

SisleyFloral Toning Lotion. Another gift, linked the IG account in the Fresh Cleanser overview.. Smells delicious and light , alcohol free so doesn’t disrupt sensitive skins and whilst on the luxury side of the skincare scales , you do get over 250ml of product. I have many mists or toners that would cost a hell of a lot more if they were sold in this size. I decanted half of this into a atomiser and it was beautiful using that delivery system other wise i just gently wiped with a cotton pad.

Purchase Yes if I’m in the mood for being spendy, As i don’t believe mists and non acidic toners are essential to a routine.

La MerThe Soft Cream & Genaissance What can I say my heart remembers when La Mer first launched in Australia and I rushed out to buy it. I think its a wonderfully occlusive cream and enjoy tapping it over eye serums so that i can absorb all the hydration I can bear. As for Genaissance there was only 7ml in the sample therefore not enough for me to be convinced I needed to drop $840 aud on it . If I’d looked even 1 year younger after using I would have sold someones kidney to get it. Don’t worry you’re all safe.

Repurchase The cream yes , already have. The serum NO

Max & MeCircle of Protection & Sweet Serenity Balm. These are both beautiful products that were sent to me by a friend and the balm from a store these are there Instagram accounts if you’re interested https://www.instagram.com/space.of.beauty/ https://www.instagram.com/iamnaturalstore/, I thoroughly enjoyed both of these green beauty treats. I’ve been fortunate enough to also try the mask & wash and cleanser which my friend https://www.instagram.com/lisa_loves_skincare/ sent me samples of. Needless to say you will see this brand in full size at some point this year.

Purchase Yes.

Dr Dennis Gross- C+Collagen Serum & Deep Cream. I’ve been a fan of Dr Dennis Gross Skincare for a long time, it was the first at home acid peel I ever used and still go back to time and again. Its very difficult to judge creams and serums in terms of results in less than a full skin cycle. So its more of a first impressions on these. The Serum had a lovely texture and absorbed well without pilling underneath other products, It felt gentle on the skin and no adverse effects . The cream felt deeply hydrating and I loved the medium weight of it no scent really to speak of. My skin felt moisturised all day and it sat beautifully under makeup.

Purchase At this stage I just didn’t have a feeling for the serum, would like to sample again. As for the cream it definitely has my name on it soon.

Sol de JaneiroBum Bum Cream. Smells delicious and because I live on these edge also used on my boobs . Both B’s loved it !!!!! Skin feels lovely and soft after using when I’m feeling extra dry its really nice layered over oil.

Purchase Yes and I want to explore more of their range as well.

OribeDry Texturising Spray & Volumising Spray. These were both great products that performed exactly how they were meant to.

Purchase I don’t feel the need to have either but if I’m feeling spendy then we all know whats going to happen lol.

Thank you so much if you made it this far !!!! And if you didn’t then you’ll never know how much I appreciate the fact you even started lol. If you enjoyed please subscribe , If you didn’t then like flatulence its best kept to yourself haha.

Have a great day everyone
Genaya xx

Leahlani Skincare (Hawaiian Magic)

Hi there everyone !!!

Thought I would share my reviews on Leahlani Skincare made famous on social media for their Mermaid Mask and we all know that mermaids and unicorns are the backbone of Social Media lol.

I’m not fascinated by either and didn’t jump on the mermaid wagon until quite recently , I have been very curious about the Champagne Serum since Caroline Hirons mentioned it in her Fave Fives in July of 2016 and she has also included it in her Box of Dreams collaboration with Cult Beauty.

This serum was kindly gifted to me by a friend. I will do a summary after the reviews so without further ado ……

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Leahlani Skincare – Honey Love

PRODUCT Honey Love 3-in-1(cleanser/exfoliator,mask)

PRICE $71.50 AUD for 118ml

SKIN TYPE All skin types (esp Oily/Combo/Acne Prone)

RECOMMENDED USE After cleansing apply to a moist face in circular motions for a couple of minutes, leave on up to 5 minutes as a mask. Remove with warm water.

A.M OR P.M Either.

HOW IT SMELLS To me it smells like a delicious berry desert.

HOW IT FEELS Like Jam or to my U.S readers Jelly

HOW MUCH DO I USE I like to scoop up a dollop the size of a grape.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Twice a week is perfect for me.

HOW DO I USE I like to use in the morning as I find it such a lovely product that it starts my day off just right. I rinse my face with cool water then stir the jar so the crystals are evenly dispersed. I then scoop up a dollop and massage into my face using circular motions avoiding the eye area. I like to gently massage for around 3-5 minutes before splashing off in warm water. I then finish with a washcloth moistened with cool water and gently pat my face.

MY THOUGHTS I really didn’t know what to make of this , it has a very thick texture and I found it very hard to stir !!!! Once I managed to do that and used I wasn’t sure of the smell and a little concerned about the crystals as I was slightly fearful they would scratch my skin. The consistency was very easy to spread on a moistened face and the exfoliating aspect felt thorough not harsh. I found it also rinsed off a lot easier than the original texture would lead you to believe. To test if the crystals were causing micro tears in the skin I used my P50w acid exfoliator straight afterwards and there was no stinging. So I felt confident to continue using, It also became easier to stir the product the more I used .

FACTS The material used for physical exfoliation in this product is Corundum Cystals. Corundum is a rock-forming mineral that is found in igneous , metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It is an aluminium oxide with a chemical composition of Al2O3 and a hexagonal crystal structure.
The mineral is widely known for its extreme hardness and for the fact that it is sometimes found as beautiful transparent crystals in many different colours. The extreme hardness makes corundum an excellent abrasive.

REPURCHASE Yes I’ve really come to enjoy this and I think the price point is perfect for this range , I would consider this to be in the middle of the market, price wise. I believe you could easily have 3 – 4 months of use with this product.

INGREDIENTS Organic Hawaiian Raw Honey, organic wildcrafted whole Maqui Berry Fruit (Aristotelia chilensis), organic wildcrafted whole Noni Fruit (Morinda citrifolia), Rose Clay, organic Hibiscus Flower (rosa sinensis), organic Lavender Flower (Lavandula Angustifolia), organic cold pressed Jojoba Oil, Essential oils of: (organic Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita) , organic Orange ) Citrus sinensis); organic Vegetable Glycerin, Corundum Crystals and LOVE (Aloha).

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Leahlani Skincare _ Mermaid Mask

PRODUCT Mermaid Mask

PRICE $47.50 AUD for 50ml

SKIN TYPE All Skin Types

RECOMMENDED USE Stir contents before use then apply a small amount to damp skin, Leave on for 5-15 minutes before removing with warm water then finish with a cool splash.

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS Like beautiful honey, flowers and the ocean

HOW IT FEELS Very thick texture again which turns into an easily spread yet still sticky honeyed goo.

HOW MUCH DO I USE A small dollop like the size of an olive.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Once or twice a week depending on mood and skin .

HOW DO I USE I like to cleanse and exfoliate first , then dampen skin with a lovely mist . I then scoop up a dollop and apply to my nose I then start massaging outwards until my face is evenly coated. I massage off in warm water then use a cool damp wash cloth to wipe my face afterwards.

FACTS This is filled with incredible ingredients including ones that most of us take for internal supplements.

MY THOUGHTS This is another texture I found difficult to start using. Once I figured that out ,I’ve really come to enjoy using it I find it such a uplifting fragrance and the fact it can work in under 15 mins makes it a great morning mask for me. My skin looks bright and feels soft after use and also feels clean and not tight , which is sometimes a tricky balance to find.

REPURCHASE Yes I really like masking on a daily basis and this is a wonderful natural alternative to my typical sheet masks usage.

INGREDIENTS organic Hawaiian Raw Honey, organic Hawaiian Spirulina (Spirulina Maxima), pure organic Chlorella (Chlorella Vulgaris), French Green Clay, pure Sea Clay, Luminess Algae, organic Sea Buckthorn CO2 (Hippophae Rhamnoides), Vanilla CO2 (Vanilla Planifolia), Essential oils of: organic Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis), Moroccan Chamomile (Tanacetum Annuum ), Roman Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla), Bee Balm (Monarda Fistulosa) , Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martini), Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Ylang Ylang (Canaga Odorata), Rose (Rose Damascena), White Lotus Flower Absolute (Nelumbo Nucifera), Beeswax Absolute (Apies Millifera), Coriander Seed (Coriandrum Sativum); and LOVE (Aloha).

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Leahlani Skincare – Bohemian Ruby

PRODUCT Bohemian Ruby Balancing Toner

PRICE $47.50 AUD for 100ml

SKIN TYPE Sensitive/Dry

RECOMMENDED USE Shake bottle before each use, Use as often as you like.

A.M OR P.M Anytime, Anywhere

HOW IT SMELLS Geranium is what comes across the most to me.

HOW IT FEELS Light and comforting

HOW MUCH DO I USE I use 4 -5 sprays each time , the spray is very fine.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Very Often !!!!

HOW DO I USE generally use after cleansing , pre masking and post masking. I also like to use after applying balms.

MY THOUGHTS I love mists !!!! Even though its one of the steps you can definitely do on a budget or forgo altogether it just makes me feel indulgent whether I’ve spent $10 or a hell of a lot more. This mist I really appreciate due to the inclusion of calendula which is one of my favourite ingredients for healing and soothing my skin. This mist is calming for the skin and the aroma is equally calming . Definitely a beautiful mist with lots of skin loving ingredients .

FACTS The inclusion of Aloe, Calendula, Blue Tansy and Rosehip are what really set this apart from many mists in this price range and many above and will make this a permanent part of my misting wardrobe.

REPURCHASE Yes !!!!

INGREDIENTS Water (aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Calendula officinalis (Flower) Extract, Saccharomyces/Sea Silt Ferment (Hawaiian), **Tanacetum annum (Blue Tansy) Essential Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranuim) Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, *Rosa Sinensis (Hibiscus) Fruit Powder, *Vegetable Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Aloe barbadensis Leaf, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Powder and LOVE (Aloha).

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Leahlani Skincare – Champagne Serum

PRODUCT Champagne Serum

PRICE $47.50 AUD for 30ml

SKIN TYPE All Skin Types (esp Dry or Sensitive)

RECOMMENDED USE Shake well before use apply a few drops at the serum stage of your routine also add to the Honey Lover 3-in-1 to boost antioxidant and anti inflammatory protection

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS I find this to be the most fragrant oil I’ve used and sometimes find it quite overwhelming.

HOW IT FEELS Very light and easily absorbed , layers well with other products.

HOW MUCH DO I USE About 3-4 drops.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE So far I only used about twice a week.

HOW DO I USE Mainly by mixing with a hydrating serum and a balm mixed together in hands and massaged into damp skin. Also like applying to décolletage after sun exposure . Even though I use Spf daily I find it important to treat all exposed skin with the same care I do my face.

MY THOUGHTS I was very fortunate to be gifted this bottle by a friend for whom it didn’t work out, She has a more combination skin that is sensitive to essential oils. If you have a similar skin type I wouldn’t recommend . I never used this consistently enough to form a solid opinion as to whether this actually worked for me results wise. I look forward to being able to enjoy a more focused routine in the New Year.

FACTS It is chock full of beautiful antioxidant ingredients !!!!!!! All natural mainly tea based the inclusion of Rosehip and Calendula as always call to me as they do in any formulation. Also if these ingredients call to you , I believe its a excellent price point.

REPURCHASE Due to the Caroline Hirons & Cult Beauty box of dreams containing this I will be including this in my routines in the new year so I can truly measure its worth to me personally.

INGREDIENTS Organic cold pressed Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), cold pressed Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera Chardonnay), organic cold pressed Rosehip Oil (Rosa Canina), organic cold pressed Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), essential oils of: organic Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla), organic Orange (Citrus Nobilis), Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens), Leahlani antioxidant cocktail: (organic Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis), organic White Tea (Camellia Sinensis), organic Rooibos Tea (Aspalathus Linearis), organic Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), organic Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus) and LOVE (Aloha).

SUMMARY

Overall I find this a very interesting brand, If you are sensitive to essential oils then I would caution against it . However if you’re not then this is beautiful brand to investigate further.

The pricing is definitely mid range in the world of Green Beauty and the ingredients are extremely good and address many concerns that those of us hoping to age as gracefully as possible are drawn too. There is an excellent balance of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients in every product.

The scent of the Champagne Serum as I’ve written is extremely strong to me, yet not a deal breaker but definitely something to be aware of. I’m interested to try the Siren Serum and Meli Glow mask next as I’m really enjoying the masking sensations both in a sensory and results way.

Also feel its important to note that most “Serums” in the Green Beauty world are usually oils. As I saw Josh Rosebrook write once , its easier for people to understand that its equally as potent and should be used at that stage of a skincare routine when labelled as a serum than as an oil. Which made sense to me personally.

Again the above are my thoughts and how my skin reacted to the products, all skins and preferences are individual and fortunately this is not a world of one size fits all. All products featured except the Champagne Serum were purchased by me, I bought Honey Love from Cult Beauty and the Mermaid Mask and Bohemian Ruby Toner from I Am Natural Store.

Thank you for reading , I do hope you enjoyed and subscribed.

Genaya xxx

November Empties !!!!!

November Empties!!!
From Luxury Organic to Budget

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BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE P50w

PRODUCT Biologique Recherche P50w

PRICE $27 usd – 1.7 oz $65 usd – 5.1 oz $98 usd – 8.5 0z                                                                              Approximately $35 – $130 aud

SKIN TYPE Sensitive. This is the most gentle formula with an emphasis on anti-inflammatory ingredients.

RECOMMENDED USE To begin they recommend using damp cotton pads using a pressing motion then graduating to dry pads using a pressing motion and not going over the same area twice.

A.M OR P.M Either for some both.

HOW IT SMELLS Medicinal.

HOW IT FEELS You know its on the skin ,slight tingling a 1/10 on my tingle scale

HOW MUCH DO I USE I use enough to moisten 2 cotton pads, not wet just slightly damp.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE 2-3 times per week , I will be increasing to 4 times per week in the evenings now we are approaching summer.

HOW DO I USE I apply to cotton pads and alternate pressing motions with tapping and focus heavily on areas of prime importance. Once face is done i gently wipe down the neck to decolletage. Also completely guilty of rubbing backwards and forwards over my face depending on my mood. Haven’t noticed any adverse effects from doing so.

MY THOUGHTS I find this to be a wonderful acid toner, its the gentlest of all P50 exfoliants yet by no means does that make it less effective if anything it promotes me to use more regularly as i don’t fear over exfoliation. A wonderful acid for a beginner and a beautiful maintenance acid for an experienced user.

FACTS The inclusion of niacinamide is fantastic as its a well known and proven ingredient for skin clarity . Lactic Acid is also my favourite acid for exfoliation presently as it suits my dryer skin perfectly as does the inclusion of glycerin. My skin never feels taut after using this exfoliant.

REPURCHASE Absolutely also interested in trying the PIGM 400 version and the original P50 1970 . My Biologique Recherché experience is limited , however I will be changing that in a major way in the New Year.

INGREDIENTS Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Niacinamide, Vinegar (Acetum), Ethoxydiglycol, Magnesium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Bonzoate, Sulfur

If you have any further questions please feel free to ask in the comment section.

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MAY LINDSTROM SKIN

As promised here are my reviews of May Lindstrom Skin finally !!!!!!
These are definitely luxury products that will not fit into everyones skincare budget. For me personally they are worth it and even though I don’t love everything May has created, I genuinely appreciate the care and love she has poured into every single treat.
I started using this line just over a year ago and it has taken me that long to purchase the entire line. Whilst some products were instant love others either didn’t initially appeal and it has definitely taken some experimenting to find the best ways for them to work for me.
May’s line is completely organic and sustainably sourced and created with love by her and her incredible team. For me I find the line provides me with balanced and soothed skin whilst providing me with all the scents and textures I dream of in my self care ritual.
So I hope you enjoy the reviews and if you have any questions please let me know in the comments.

THE PENDULUM POTION

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Product Type CLEANSER
Price $80 USD $118 AUD for 100ml
Smells Like Earthy Slight Citrus with floral notes
Recommended Use 4-6 pumps on dry skin , massaged gently and removed with a damp cloth
How often do I use Almost Daily
A.M or P.M EITHER
How I use I”m greedy so i use 6-8 pumps and massage into face and neck for about 3 minutes whilst taking long deep breaths through my nose to enhance the sensory experience. I remove with a warm washcloth.
Tips on using My only tips are to savour the experience and not waste on makeup removal. So that each of the wonderful ingredients can truly penetrate your skin.
My thoughts Like most of May Lindstroms products this was not love at first use. It took me a few cleanses to appreciate the beauty of this cleanser. Now that I’ve figured out my ritual with this its magic is undoubted.
Ingredients
*CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) OIL, *CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (CAMELLIA) SEED OIL, *MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA NUT) OIL, *PERSEA AMERICANA (AVOCADO) OIL, *OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL, PRUNUS SPP (PLUM KERNEL) OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA ABSOLUTE) OIL, *CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, JASMINE (JASMINE) GRANDIFLORUM ABSOLUTE, *CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG-YLANG) OIL, *CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) ESSENTIAL OIL, **MYROXYLON PEREIRAE (PERU BALSAM) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, +LIMONENE, +BENZYL BENZOATE, +LINALOOL, +BENZYL CINNAMATE.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC **WILD HARVESTED +COMPONENT OF ESSENTIAL OIL
REPURCHASE YES

THE HONEY MUD

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Product Type CLEANSER/MASK
Price $90 USD $132 AUD for 100ml
Smells Like Heavenly Chocolatey Honey Pudding.
Recommended Use For Cleansing- a pea sized amount onto damp skin. For Masking- A tsp all over face for 10-20 minutes
How often do I use Weekly as a mask.
A.M or P.M EITHER
How I use I adore this as a mask either on its own or layered over Josh Rosebrook’s Active Enzyme Exfoliator. I leave on for about an hour. The aroma is incredibly soothing and delicious.
Tips on using Use often , experiment with layering under or over other mask types.
My thoughts This is a truly indulgent experience, one that leaves my skin soft and balanced whilst being the perfect springboard into a soul restoring selfceare ritual.
Ingredients
**RAW HONEY WITH BEE POLLEN AND PROPOLIS, WHITE HALLOYSITE CLAY, *MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA NUT OIL), *HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL), THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA ABSOLUTE) OIL, *CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL, *CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG-YLANG) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, *JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, ARGENTUM METALLICUM (SILVER).
* CERTIFIED ORGANIC
** WILD HARVESTED
*** COLLECTED FROM UNSPRAYED AND UNFERTILIZED LOCAL CALIFORNIA WILDFLOWERS
REPURCHASE YES on my fourth jar.

THE CLEAN DIRT

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Product Type EXFOLIANT
Price $70 USD $103 AUD for 200ml
Smells Like Earthy and Spicy
Recommended Use One tsp in palm or treatment bowl add drops of water to form a mouse apply with hands or treatment brush avoiding eyes. Rinse off
How often do I use 2-3 times a week
A.M or P.M EITHER
How I use I actually like applying over a cleanser. Its important to mix with water first as thats how the Vitamin C is activated. I gently massage into skin and remove using circular motions.
Tips on using Add the water very slowly, I like to wet my fingers under a running tap and then let the drops fall onto the powder to achieve my preferred consistency.
My thoughts I was not attracted to this product at all. I generally don’t like powders that need mixing. I won this in a giveaway hosted by the @theskinstudy on Instagram. Which was fortunate as I’ve enjoyed using this.
Ingredients WHITE HALLOYSITE CLAY, RED MOROCCAN RHASSOUL CLAY, RED ALAEA SEA SALT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SODIUM BICARBONATE, *ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT, *ROSA CENTIFOLIA (PINK ROSE), *CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER, *CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON), *MYRISTICA FRAGANS (NUTMEG), *SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM (CLOVE), *CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC), *ZINGIBER OFFICINALE GINGER), *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA BEAN, ** THEOBROMA CACAO (RAW CACAO).

REPURCHASE Still unsure at this point.
THE PROBLEM SOLVER

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Product Type MASK
Price $100 USD $148 AUD
Smells Like Earthy and Spicy
Recommended Use One tbsp of powder and One tbsp of water in a bowl to form a mousse consistency apply with brush. Leave on for 45 mins or until dry. Rinse
How often do I use Once per week.
A.M or P.M Either
How I use I use precisely as recommended .
Tips on using Its nice to swap out the water element for another liquid such as any other natural/organic toner you have. Also if you find it too strong May suggests layering it on top of the Honey Mud.
My thoughts Again not a product i was immediately attracted to. Can honestly say it felt like a chore to use until May shared ways of using it. I’ve come to appreciate what this offers.
Ingredients FULLER’S EARTH CLAY, RED MOROCCAN RHASSOUL CLAY, **THEOBROMA CACAO (RAW CACAO), RED ALAEA SEA SALT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SODIUM BICARBONATE, BAMBOO CARBON CHARCOAL POWDER, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA BEAN, *LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER, *ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT,***BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE), *CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA), *ARCHANGELICA (ANGELICA) ROOT, *CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON), *MYRISTICA FRAGANS (NUTMEG), *SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM (CLOVE), *CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC), *CAPSICUM ANNUUM (CAYENNE) PEPPER.* CERTIFIED ORGANIC** CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE*** WILD HARVESTED
REPURCHASE Yes I see it can definitely play an important role as a deep cleansing mask. Due to its much larger than average size this would last at least 3-4 months.

THE JASMINE GARDEN

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Product Type MIST
Price $70 USD $103 AUD for 100ml
Smells Like It a delicious floral with Jasmine as the star but grounded with Ylang Ylang, Vanila and Cocoa.
Recommended Use Spritz after cleansing and again after oils.
How often do I use As often as possible.
A.M or P.M Either
How I use As recommended . Also as guided by May adding this over Balms or mixing it in your palm with oils and balms and massaging into skin.
Tips on using As its a mist I don’t really have any tips. Just don’t fall into the trap of thinking its not a multi use product.
My thoughts This instantly calms me when i use. The scent is extremely soothing and the inclusion of silver is incredible for the skin.
Ingredients PURE WATER (AQUA), *HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL), JASMINE (JASMINE) GRANDIFLORUM ABSOLUTE, JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACT, *ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) OIL, *CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG-YLANG) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (CARRIER FOR JASMINE EXTRACT) ), ARGENTUM METALLICUM (SILVER). *CERTIFIED ORGANIC
REPURCHASE Yes a definite repurchase for me. I’m already on my 3rd bottle. Whilst not a necessity if you have the budget a luxurious addition.
THE YOUTH DEW

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Product Type SERUM
Price $140 USD $206 AUD for 30ml
Smells Like Again a very earthy scent with rose notes.
Recommended Use A few drops on moist skin.
How often do I use Daily in the mornings
A.M or P.M Either
How I use I use mixed with Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate and a balm . Warm in my hands then massage into face,neck and décolletage.
Tips on using Use as directed or use as part of a moisture mix. All of May’s products play well with others.
My thoughts I’m often asked how this compares to Vintners Daughter. For me they share similar ingredients and yet are still completely unique and both excellent. When the budget permits I like having both on hand.
Ingredients PERSEA AMERICANA (AVOCADO) OIL, *LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, *OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL, PRUNUS SPP (PLUM KERNEL) OIL, *SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, *HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL, *ROSA RUBIGINOSA (ROSEHIP SEED) OIL, *PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) OIL, *CAL*OPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) OIL, *BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE SEED) OIL, ALEURITES MOLUCCANS (KUKUI NUT) OIL, *OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL, *PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM ROSE) ESSENTIAL OIL, *CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) ESSENTIAL OIL, *CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL, *CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) ESSENTIAL OIL, *ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE ABSOLUTE) ESSENTIAL OIL, *ROSA DAMASCENA (BULGARIAN ROSE) ESSENTIAL OIL, *CITRUS AURANTIUM (NEROLI) ESSENTIAL OIL, ***DAUCUS CAROTA (CARROT SEED) ESSENTIAL OIL, UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10), +LIMONENE, +CITRONELLOL, +GERANIOL, +LINALOOL, +CITRAL, +EUGENOL.*CERTIFIED ORGANIC ***WILD HARVESTED +COMPONENT OF ESSENTIAL OIL
REPURCHASE Yes this is my second bottle. There will definitely be a third.

THE BLUE COCOON

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Product Type BALM
Price $180 USD $264 AUD for 50ml
Smells Like It is the olfactory definition of peace.
Recommended Use A pea sized amount massaged into damp skin.
How often do I use Almost Daily
A.M or P.M Either
How I use Again I like mixing this with other nourishing products and applying. Other times just as recommended.
Tips on using I warm in my hands to apply so that it is almost liquid again.
My thoughts I’ve never experienced a product like this before from the intoxicating scent to the way my skin feels after use. My makeup sits perfectly on top. Or on a no makeup day its just leaves my skin dewy.
Ingredients *CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (CAMELLIA) SEED OIL, ***BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ***THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, ***SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (VIRGIN MARULA) OIL, CALODENDRUM CAPENSE (YANGU) OIL, *ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) OIL, *TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, *LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, *PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM ROSE) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, SCHISANDRA SPHENANTHERA CO2 FRUIT EXTRACT, *HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (IMMORTELLE) OIL, RAVENSARA AROMATICA OIL.* *CERTIFIED ORGANIC
** WILD HARVESTED
*** FAIR TRADE, RAW & UNREFINED
REPURCHASE Yes again I’m on my second jar and will be repurchasing again and again.
THE GOOD STUFF

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Product Type BODY OIL

Price $120 USD $176 AUD for 100ml

Smells  Sexy

Recommended Use Gently smooth over damp skin.

How often do I use As often as possible.

A.M or P.M Either

How I use After showering or a bath on damp skin. Also like using as my scent for a night out for the softest of aromas.

Tips on using My only tip is get it while you can and enjoy it while you can as May is discontinuing production of this treat.

My thoughts I find body care and using oils such as these to be a very nurturing experience. When using this it transforms my thinking from maintenance to celebrating the body i have and by anointing it, I’m accepting it.

Ingredients *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, *Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut) Oil, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Prunus Spp (Plum Kernel) Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Absolute) Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Essential Oil, *Rosa Damascena (Rose Absolute) Essential Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil, Mica.

REPURCHASE As previously stated this item is being discontinued. I look forward to seeing what May will create to take its place.

THE FACIAL TREATMENT BOWL AND BRUSH

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Product Type ACCOUTREMENTS
Price $40 USD & $30 USD  $53 AUD & $44 AUD
About
The bowl was handmade by ceramicist Melissa Brown and features Mays dandelion logo in 24k gold.The brush features vegan friendly talon fibres,reclycled aluminium ferrule and wood handle.

These items are not essential and yet are a luxurious way to prepare masks and apply them. I’m extremely pleased i purchased as I love masking and they just add that spa like sensation to every application.

In Conclusion.

I am really pleased to have finally completed my May Lindstrom Skin Collection and genuinely excited by the possibilities of further creations to add to my self care rituals..  I do believe this range caters for every skin type and age, other than extremely acneic.I find the above products really fulfil the majority of my hydration and balancing needs.

I would love to see an extended body care range and eye product added, also the travel sizes as a permanent addition . As it can be scary trying to go without these treats on holidays !!! lol

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and I look forward to doing more Brand reviews.

Lots of Love

Genaya XX