A by Bom Ultra Moisture Black Tea Cream

Did someone say tea? Let me grab a cuppa before I settle down to this review... If tea's involved, it's hard to pass up. As a Brit, my daily life simply would not be the same if I didn't have at least five trips to the kettle in an average work day. I love tea. … Continue reading A by Bom Ultra Moisture Black Tea Cream

Cleansing oils or cleansing balms – which one is right for me?

So, we're all fully subscribed to the double cleansing mantra, right? This nightly ritual has rightfully taken the world by storm - you know the drill, somewhere somebody does something right, then America and Europe get involved and there's no looking back. I mean, sure, Caroline Hirons might have immortalised the phrase 'double cleanse', but … Continue reading Cleansing oils or cleansing balms – which one is right for me?

Worried about DECIEM? Here’s some alternative choices

Deciem have been all over Instagram feeds for a long time - but recently, it's been for all the wrong reasons. It's a young company, but one which has had high demand from the get-go, with products from their uber-affordable 'The Ordinary' line selling out like hot cakes. I started buying The Ordinary a while … Continue reading Worried about DECIEM? Here’s some alternative choices

Mabel and Meg Aetherial Delicate Day Cream

Once upon a time, a moisturiser was the only skincare product I owned. Hard to believe these days, but when you're young and your only skin concern is how good it looks in cheap foundation, even owning moisturiser is somewhat of an achievement and feels slightly adult in nature. Thankfully, nowadays there is a lot … Continue reading Mabel and Meg Aetherial Delicate Day Cream

My favourite products of 2017

2017 was a good year on the whole. It's a cliché, but it truly is amazing how quickly the year has passed. I made a real cutdown on my skincare spending, partly out of necessity, and partly because I felt my habit of just buying whatever I wanted wasn't a good one to be in. … Continue reading My favourite products of 2017

Tia’m Aura Milk Face Peeling Toner

In the world of beauty, terminology can get confusing for those of us who aren't science-minded. I scraped by through school and have always had problems understanding the chemistry behind our day-to-day life. What I need is someone to break it down for me, slowly, and simply. Do you need actives in your skincare routine? … Continue reading Tia’m Aura Milk Face Peeling Toner

3RIFIC Skincare Radiance Revitalizing Cream

If you remember my last post, I sang my praises of the 3RIFIC brand and their Premium Face Oil. If you've never heard of the brand, they make natural Japanese skincare products, with a base in Singapore, shipping out to the world. Fiddysnails has talked about the Premium Face Oil, too, and the brand recently … Continue reading 3RIFIC Skincare Radiance Revitalizing Cream

3RIFIC Skincare Premium Face Oil

Since getting into skincare, I've hunted high and low for a facial oil that suits my skin. I've tried numerous - but with no success, and usually adverse reactions. My skin is not too keen on oils, and has difficulty absorbing them, often clogging my pores and causing pretty bad spots. I'm normally not too … Continue reading 3RIFIC Skincare Premium Face Oil

B.liv o2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask

Skincare doesn't have to be dull - half the appeal of many skincare products on the market nowadays is the 'fun factor' that they promise, with peel-off masks, rainbow masking, and modelling masks all holding a dear place in many skincare aficionados' hearts, more so for the experience that they promise rather than how effective … Continue reading B.liv o2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask

Silk in a bottle: SHANGPREE S-Energy Long Lasting Concentrated Serum

If you ever go to Seoul, chances are a spa trip might be high on your list. Korea's spa culture is world famous, and for good reason. Bath houses and saunas relax the soul and freshen the body - and if you can do this on a daily basis, at a decent price, you'd be … Continue reading Silk in a bottle: SHANGPREE S-Energy Long Lasting Concentrated Serum

Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Water EX

The moment I saw Sulwhasoo, I fell in love. I saw it at the scary high-end counters in Lotte, and always hovered around looking at things while somebody else was looking, just so the salespeople would have to talk to them first rather than me. I got pretty good at that skill while shopping in … Continue reading Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Water EX

Hada Labo Gokujyun Oil Cleanser

I recently went a few weeks without an oil cleanser, and felt like my whole world was falling apart. You'll have to forgive my use of hyperbole, but good cleansers, especially oil cleansers, have changed my life skincare routine and turned it upside down. One of the reasons that oil cleanser is important is the … Continue reading Hada Labo Gokujyun Oil Cleanser