Monday 31 January 2022

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

 If you’re all about that healthy glow when it comes to makeup and skincare then you’re gonna love this little gem from Glow Recipe.

Sitting within their iconic watermelon line of products is the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops (£31).

Housed within the prettiest pink iridescent, tear drop shaped vessel is a beautiful lightweight serum to help create the illusion of dewy, fresh skin.

Bridging the gap between makeup and skincare, this hybrid niacinamide-infused highlighting fluid helps to visibly brighten your skin and delivers an effortless glow while helping to reduce hyperpigmentation.

Formulated without mica, glitter, or pearls, the serum imparts long lasting hydration while offering a subtle yet detectable lift to your complexion.

Suitable for all skin types including oily and acne prone, it instantly highlights your skin and is packed full of a host of skin friendly ingredients.


Unsurprisingly, the key element in the line-up is of course, watermelon.

Packed with protective vitamins A and C, skin-plumping amino acids, and the phytonutrient lycopene It he, it helps to moisturise, plump and soothe your skin while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Niacinamide (a powerful vitamin and antioxidant) gets to work evening out your skin tone by reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

It also helps to minimise the appearance of pores while soothing skin and brightening dullness.

Hyaluronic Acid, the undisputed king of skincare ingredients can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water, resulting in visibly plumped skin and vitamin E rich Moringa Seed Oil helps to deeply hydrate.

The serum itself is a beautifully lightweight fluid which possesses an almost gel like texture.


It glides across your skin, soothing and calming as it goes.

Skin is left feeling plump, firm and deeply nourished without feeling heavy, oily or greasy.

You can use the serum as the final step of your skincare routine or directly over the top of your makeup, depending on the intensity of the glow you’re after.


Unlike powder highlighters or indeed some liquid ones which can look pigmented and almost glittery, these Dew Drops manage to create the illusion of naturally highlighted skin without the aid of makeup.

They create an almost invisible sheen to your skin which catches the light to perfection, lifting a dull, tired looking complexion.

You can use them all over your face or concentrate on areas more traditionally associated with highlighters such as cheekbones and brow bones etc.

Its these kind of products that I really live for; skincare/cosmetic hybrids that don’t just create a gorgeous finish but actually look after your skin simultaneously.


They’re particularly good as well if you’re just after a little lift, say on the school run when you don’t have time to do a full face of makeup.

Applied over the top of your skincare regime they just bring your complexion to life, giving you the illusion of looking fresh and dewy, even if you’re dog tired.

Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops are available now from Cult Beauty and cost £31.


Thursday 20 January 2022

Pacifica Beauty

 Ladies and Gents, meet the fabulous new beauty brand with a conscience.

Pacifica has just launched here in the UK and it is a beautiful accessible wellness brand with commitment to our planet and the animals that inhabit it at its core.


100% vegan and cruelty-free, they collection of high-performance products are powered by natural ingredients to love and nurture your skin.

Exquisitely packaged in the dreamiest, aesthetically pleasing colour ways, its easy to understand the hype and excitement surrounding this brand.

I’ve taken a look at four of their hero products and I can guarantee you’re going to love them as much as I do.


First up is their Vegan Cream Creamy Gel Cleanser (£21).

Elegant and chic in stature, this cleanser features a heavy white glass bottle with gold and baby pink accents.


Designed to gently remove makeup, oil and daily residue while replenishing the skin with much needed hydration, the sulphate free formula leaves your skin feeling cleansed, refreshed, balanced and beautiful.

Suitable for all skin types and formulated with vegan collagen and flower milk, the luxurious milky cleanser works into a frothy, soft lather to lift impurities without stripping your skin.


The vegan collagen element is produced through a plant-based fermentation process that uses zero animal inputs making it completely vegan, so it won’t weigh on your conscience.

Next is the Vegan Collagen Overnight Recovery Cream (£31).


This deeply nourishing night time cream is designed to hydrate and revive a dry, tired complexion thanks to its skin quenching plethora of ingredients.

Infused with vegan collagen, essential lipids, antioxidants, Vitamin C and E and flower extracts, it gets to work as you sleep to rejuvenate your complexion leaving it feeling wonderful soft, hydrated and looking radiant.


Perfect for all skin types including ageing skin, this luxurious overnight cream has been formulated without parabens, phthalates or minerals.

Featuring a decadently rich texture and possessing soft, subtle floral notes, the cream is quickly absorbed into your skin, instantly boosting moisture levels without flooding your complexion.

Despite its richness it is not at all greasy and doesn’t weigh your skin down or feel heavy, rather it simply leaves you feeling like you’re skin has been cocooned in a wonderfully comforting invisible velvet veil.


Lavender Moon is just one of the brands fragrance collections and as its name may suggest, is absolutely perfect for helping you to relax and unwind of an evening to encourage a restful, peaceful nights sleep.

Wash away the day and your troubles with the beautiful Lavender Moon Body Wash (£13).


Featuring relaxing plant-powered aromatherapy, this deeply soothing wash cleanser takes inspiration from the principals of aromatherapy with a carefully balanced mix antioxidant-rich plant extracts like aloe vera, rose flow, chamomile and lavender.

Its relaxing, calming aroma helps to quiet a busy mind and soothe your soul while you soak your worries away.


Meanwhile, its gentle, rich formula with hyaluronic acid and coconut water gently cleanses your skin while attracting and locking in moisture to ensure that your body is left feeling soft and smooth, hydrated and comfortable.

It is the most heavenly combination!

Last but by no means least we have what is probably my favourite product that I’ve tried thus far, the Lavender Moon Body & Pillow Mist (£12).


I’ve been using pillow mists for years and I wouldn’t be without them now and this one is just divine.

This fabulously soothing and calming mist features a water based formula infused with Pacifica’s signature plant-powered aromatherapy blend scented with relaxing lavender, aromatic rose and soft, creamy vanilla.


Just before you lay your head on your pillow to sleep, lightly mist your body, pillow and sheets with this gorgeous spray and take some long, slow, deep breaths.

Focus on the feeling of calmness as you breathe in its serene aroma, allowing your stresses and troubles to melt away as you focus on some quiet mindfulness.

It is the perfect last step in your night-time routine to prepare your body and mind for rest.


I am seriously impressed by Pacifica. I love the way the products look and are presented, I love their gentle yet effective formulas and I love their caring ethos.

You can check out all of these products along with the rest of their delightful collection on Cult Beauty now.


Thursday 13 January 2022

Too Faced Pillow Balm Lip Treatment

 Kiss goodbye to dry cracked lips forever with Too Faced’s new Pillow Balm Lip Treatments.

These cuter-than-cute, hydrating balms are infused with fruit oils and coconut water to replace and replenish lost moisture, soothing and smoothing chapped lips.


Available in five different shades and flavours, each tube of joy is packaged in matching soft, pastel shades and delicious scents, offering a fabulous multi sensorial experience.

Formulated with a cocktail of minerals sourced from falling stars (yeah I know, but seriously!), fruit oils, conditioning butters, hyaluronic acid and coconut water, these balms instantly plump and perfect, restoring your lips to their perfect pillowy glory.

Whether you’re after a natural looking balm or prefer a splash of sheer colour, there’s a balm for you.

Original: Sheer, slightly iridescent sheen. Fruity and transparent in colour.



Watermelon Kiss: A soft bubblegum pink with a deliciously sweet, fresh watermelon aroma.


Mango Kiss: A soft peachy coral with a tropical twist.


Cocoa Kiss: A warm, nudey orange with soft notes of chocolate.


Banana Kiss: A Soft, pastel yellow with a comforting mellow banana scent.

I wish I could explain adequately just how incredible each and every balm smells. Soft and sensual, natural and not at all overpowering, their scents are simply just delightful.

Each balm boasts a rich, creamy, decadent texture that is neither sticky or heavy and gloopy.


Silky and soft, lightweight yet rich, the balms glide across your lips with ease, instantly plumping and flooding your lips with much needed long-lasting moisture.

The balm’s features a wonderfully soft applicator nib which makes applying them a pleasure, plus their shape ensures precise and even distribution.

The shades visible through the tubes are actually far more sheer when applied, making them perfect for popping over the top of lipstick or even worn alone for a little colour lift.

Comfortable to wear and non sticky or claggy, they hug your lips, creating a subtle sheen while plumping and perfecting your lips for a fuller pout.

Beautiful, delicious and effective, these balms are up there on my lip-balm-o-meter radar for sure!

Too Faced’s Pillow Balm Lip Treatment’s are available now and cost £18 each.

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