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Today, I’m completely pleased to share the skincare I’m currently testing including the new brand Good Molecules . That moment when I wish for at least two extra faces on which to use these items is now. But in the spirit of sharing and because the skincare hoarder in me won’t be satisfied unless there…

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The skin products I’ve finally finished covers some skincare superstars and some skincare super-mehs. So follow me inside and let’s start with a lip mask. Apa Lip Loofah is, in a beauty world suddenly filled with lip scrubs and masks of every type, a ‘clinical’, cosmetic dentist developed product that was a dream for me…

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Immortelle Beauty flew onto my radar while putting together my ‘playbook’ for a trip home. The beauty part of my playbook came in a solid second to the food part but that’s beside the point really. Yet it was important to me to check out what was happening in the beauty space on the island…

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Under scrutiny this go-round are the three current cleansers I’m using and the one I’ll always repurchase. While they’ve all done their job to cleanse, there is one standout that I’ve been using for years and will always repurchase for so many reasons but first, some details on the other two cleansers. Votary Cleansing Oil…

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Now that the sun’s out, I hope you’re getting your sunscreen on every day, without excuses. Luckily, I found Dermaquest Sheer Zinc SPF 30, a mineral/physical sunscreen that draws on the power of zinc oxide to minimise skin damage. Nod if you agree that when searching for sunscreen, the following attributes are key: Fast absorbing…

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After last week’s post featuring all the mini skincare and makeup items, this time the focus is on the ultra-premium Net-a-Porter Summer in the City Beauty Kit. Net-a-Porter is the pioneering and premier online retailer that stocks designer clothing, shoes, accessories and cosmetics. Side-note though, catch them during their sales which include cosmetics and you’re likely…

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If you’re looking for travel minis, easy beauty gifts, house-guest treats or a wallet-friendly way to try out some makeup or skincare, a Play By Sephora Box is the way forward. I figured this out while searching for travel minis online and was a bit taken aback by the cost of individual minis. So before…

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You know those moments when a voice in your head delivers a message that’s hard to ignore? Well, I had such a moment and I figured it was time for a late Spring skincare declutter while deciding to buy less stuff going forward. I had a similar feeling as this year started and for the…

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Editor’s Note: I first published this post on December 12, 2017 and felt it was worth sharing again as interest in retinols and retinoids continue to increase, alongside the increasing interest in plant-derived alternatives to retinoids. In chasing brilliant skin, what have we not done, including the naturalistas, to be able to look in the…

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Nothing feels better than sharing everything I’ve used up lately, although I’m a bit sad to have finished some of these items. Some things took longer than others to work through, with one item taking more than a year to finish. On the other hand, I finished some items just because I didn’t want to…

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