Brand Review | Avant (Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid DUO Moisturiser, Pro-Radiance Brightening Eye cream, Glycolic Acid Exfoliator, Harmonious Rose Quartz Mask, Pink Orchid Serum)

Brand Review | Avant (Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid DUO Moisturiser, Pro-Radiance Brightening Eye cream, Glycolic Acid Exfoliator, Harmonious Rose Quartz Mask, Pink Orchid Serum)

If you know about Avant, you’re probably a subscriber of a monthly beauty box. I don’t know anyone who has purchased directly from Avant, mainly due to the absurd price, but in case you’re considering getting a beauty box with an Avant product in it and you’re wondering if t’s any good, this post is for you. Avant: the luxury skincare brand that nobody ever paid full price for.

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Brand Review | U Beauty (The Super Smart Hydrator, Resurfacing Compound)

Brand Review | U Beauty (The Super Smart Hydrator, Resurfacing Compound)

U Beauty’s philosophy revolves around streamlining and reducing the amount of skincare products one has to use day to day. It’s meant to reduce a 12 step routine into a 2 step one, I guess, because they only make 2 products for the face so far, and the price for both of those is enough to purchase a 12 step routine, two times over. At least.

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The Maskerade Ball | 5 Quick Reviews of… Sheet Masks!

The Maskerade Ball | 5 Quick Reviews of… Sheet Masks!

Being a beauty box subscriber and a GWP enthusiast, I end up with a lot of masks. Mini masks, full size masks, sample masks, sheet masks. And sometimes I struggle to find enough to say to dedicate a full post to a singular mask. So it makes sense to me to group 5 masks of the same type for a quick round of short reviews.

The theme today are hydrating, calming face sheet masks, from 5 different brands.

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Beauty Empties – Hair, Bath and Body Products

Beauty Empties – Hair, Bath and Body Products

This post is really, really overdue. The plastic of these empty containers is about to deteriorate, that’s how long overdue this post is. I keep holding on to all of these empty containers until I write this damn post, and I’m already a shopaholic, I don’t need to keep trash around to make me feel even more of a hoarder.

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Brand Review | Ecooking (day cream, eye cream, vitamin C serum, neck cream, multi balm, foot cream)

Brand Review | Ecooking (day cream, eye cream, vitamin C serum, neck cream, multi balm, foot cream)

Ecooking is a Danish brand created by an Tina Søgaard, who was already working in the beauty industry before she started creating these products in her kitchen, bringing in raw ingredients from the laboratories she worked on (hence the name). These products have developed into an environmentally conscious, “clean” skincare brand. Uh oh.

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Brand Review | StarSkin (100% Camelia 2-Step Oil mask, Smoothing Eye Masks, Nourishing Hand Mask)

Brand Review | StarSkin (100% Camelia 2-Step Oil mask, Smoothing Eye Masks, Nourishing Hand Mask)

StarSkin is a brand that focuses a lot on sheet masks. They also have other products but the masks are by far the most popular. It’s a relatively young brand (2015) and it’s a regular appearance on beauty boxes and advent calendars, which is where I got everything I ever had from them.

The brand claims to be inspired by South Korean skincare. They also claim to be 100% natural and clean beauty, which is usually a bad sign. Although “natural” and “clean” claims have no scientific foundation nor are they regulated terms, meaning any brand can claim to be natural and clean regardless of the ingredients they use, it usually is a sign that there will be a lot of essential oils in the formulations of that skincare brand, in detriment of actually good ingredients. Essential oils are mainly perfuming ingredients that commonly have the potential to irritate the skin.

So the first thing I did was focus on the ingredients list. And saying I was surprised is a f*cking understatement.

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Review | MAULI Supreme Skin Cleansing Oil

Review | MAULI Supreme Skin Cleansing Oil

I’m not a fan of oily textures when it comes to skincare. That being said, this past year I’ve discovered and fallen in love with emulsifying oil cleansers. It took me way longer than I care to admit to find out about those. It’s shameful. Not only because I pride myself in being a connoisseur of all things makeup related, but because I might have gone through cleansers more often and stumble upon these sooner if I didn’t skip taking off my makeup before going to bed so often.

Yep, I’m one of those.

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Review | The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% and How to Use It

Review | The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% and How to Use It

This product is my best skincare “secret”. So underrated. A lot of people just don’t like it. And I get it. She’s not easy to get to know. She’s stings. Literally. But if you give her a chance, you’ll love her.

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Review | Simple Water Boost Hydrating Gel Cream (a solution for oily dehydrated sensitive skin)

Review | Simple Water Boost Hydrating Gel Cream (a solution for oily dehydrated sensitive skin)

You know how, even though you feel very powerful in a freakum dress and high heels, you sometimes just need to put on that beat up cardigan and loose sweat pants and be comfortable and snug? This is what this product is. The granny pants of moisturizers. Not very sexy, definitely not something new, but God forbid if you don’t have one.

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Review | Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster

Review | Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster

My current skincare routine usually involves a hydrating serum first, then a treatment, then a moisturizer. My GOD, quarantine me is soo extra. This only happens because I’m working from home and literally roll out of bed 10 minutes before I have to be in front of the computer. Time saved on commute is enough to sleep a little more and do my skincare. I may have week-old stained pyjamas on, but my skincare is done.

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