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Most Expensive Skincare

I love looking through the blog and seeing if my thoughts have changed. In this case, I'm updating this post but limiting it to skincare. The other difference is, I've not formulated my final position on every product so I can't call it a favourites post. Here are some of the most expensive skincare items I've tried to date.

Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum - $185USD

Stephanie Nicole raved about this when it released and I was hooked. I haven't reviewed it as yet because I'm still not sure if it's worth the price. That said, I think it's a product I would repurchase because I've grown to love the scent and I can use it when my skin is extremely sensitive. I've seen numerous reviews - posted by the brand for what they're worth - saying that this has replaced numerous steps in skincare routines. If you think of it like that, it's worth it. This is labelled as a serum but it's a facial oil.


SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Pite…

Supplements.

The good Doc, Keisha - check out her beauty blog here - said, and I quote: "they're great if you want expensive pee!" ๐Ÿ˜‚ We're talking supplements.


I've tried quite a few, as you're about to see.


Of course I'm no Doctor and you should definitely consult one before taking any sorta ting at all.

My Personal Trainer also doesn't believe that supplements are necessary if you consume a healthy diet. Well, I know I don't do that so that's why I've been willing to try things.

If wunna see dese Heep Seed Oil capsules in any Massy shout me
I've even heard Stephanie Nicole say she doesn't use a multi-vitamin, just the Perricone MD Omega 3. The person I know that takes the most supplements is my best friend, who is also a personal trainer, Corey. He's the person I've seen talk the most about gut health and joint care.

I won't recommend anything to you, rather I'd suggest: doing your research, considering your lifestyle and consu…

Sampled Out

Low Buy 2019 is a bust but Sampled Out is going strong.


Estฤ“e Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex 7 ml
This is a travel essential. Thankfully they've developed an ampoules version which is even easier to travel with.
Hempz 'White Peach Rose & Peony' 66ml
I always get one of these when I travel to the US. Great for your handbag; especially if you wash your hands a lot. This scent is a sweet floral that's not over-powering. Not headache inducing at all.
Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray 30 ml
Wow this little thing is a full fluid ounce! Another travel essential...but don't wait for that, put it in your handbag every day. In these hot last days we need every bit of refreshment we can get. The mist of this dispenser is nice; not the finest but not shooting you in the face either. I would definitely buy the full size. And yes, that bottle will be reused. ♻
Seen in Cave Shepherd
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask 7.5ml
I've told you all about this here

Mask Monday | First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask

The following post is by our lovely guest contributor: Marsha ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks again!
And another one… *DJ Khaled voice*

Would this mask be a hit? Read on to find out!

Enter the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask - quite a mouthful, isn’t it!


This 10-minute mask promises to help nourish and rejuvenate skin while also being safe for sensitive skin. According to the product website, it’s “a deeply hydrating mask that helps nourish, calm and rejuvenate distressed-looking skin. It is the perfect antidote to dry, dehydrated skin. In just 10 minutes, the mask will help restore a rough, tight complexion and achieve soft, supple results.” This 2015 Allure Best of Beauty Award winner retails for US $24.00 on both the First Aid Beauty and Sephora websites for the standard 2 oz size.
So what’s in it?

The formula includes a blend of “protective oats - Colloidal Oatmeal and Avena Sativa Oat Bran - with Botanical Antioxidants” among the key ingredients, along with Bisabolol (said to help…