I guess you all know by now that I love Beauty Heroes. I genuinely think that it’s the best beauty subscription service around, and it continues to wow me every month. I liked last month’s box, however, some of the products didn’t really suit my hair type, so I had my fingers crossed for this month’s box. I’m glad to report that this month’s box not only met my expectations, but far exceeded it. I love the products so much that I’d call it my favourite Beauty Heroes box so far (this is my fourth box).

This month’s box contains two products from Lilfox, a green beauty brand based in Miami . The hero product is their Jungle Glow Enzyme Cleanser + Mask and the sidekick is their newly-launched Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask. View Full Post

Korean brands have become so ubiquitous that they are no longer a niche segment of the skincare market. Everyone from Lady Gaga to my work colleagues use K(orean)-beauty products. I asked my friend Fiona of Orchids and Peonies (my go-to person for all things K-beauty ) for her input on this, and she told me that the mass popularity of Korean products was due to a combination of factors, including their affordable price points, innovative textures and instant results. ‘And,’ she added ‘what attracts me to them is their obsession with beautiful skin. You see so many Koreans with amazing, flawless skin. I personally love Korean products for their innovation and textures. They are regarded to be at least 10 years ahead of the western world.” View Full Post

Do you ever feel like you have too many unnecessarily complex products and steps in your skincare routine that you want to go back to the basics? I have been feeling a lot like that lately. I was judging The Beauty Shortlist awards last year, and I was getting up to 30 new products sent to me each week. The more products I received, the more I wanted to pare back my skincare routines and go back to pure, unadulterated products. I found myself gravitating towards 100% natural products with minimal ingredient lists. However, it was a challenge to find premium-quality skincare basics. Luckily, my friend Samantha Sargent of Be Naturally You introduced me to a UK-based brand called Moroccan Natural that focuses on sourcing the best natural ingredients, most of them from Morocco. View Full Post

I’ll start this review with a confession: I’m usually not a fan of powder masks. I find the idea of having to mix masks yourself an unnecessary hassle. I find it tricky to get the liquid to powder ratio just right. Also, I find that these powders always get everywhere when I unscrew their jars and create a mess in the bathroom.

While most manufacturers don’t really have a valid reason for not pre-mixing their masks, Odacité Synergie[4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque is designed to be mixed with a liquid of your choice to boost one or more of its active ingredients. The mask contains 4 ‘synergies’ of ingredients to detox, peel, brighten and firm. Depending on what you add to the mask, you can boost these ingredients to create a customised treatment. Adding lemon juice, for instance, enhances its peeling effect, and yogurt boosts its probiotic properties. View Full Post

Omorovicza was one of the first brands I reviewed on this blog, and I’m so pleased to revisit it after all these months. Created by an American diplomat and her husband, a descendent of the noble Omorovicza family, the line is powered by a potent blend of Hungary’s mineral-rich healing waters and their patented Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivery system. Omorovicza uses a combination of natural extracts and safe synthetics to create some of the most luxurious products available. All their products are free from parabens, polyethylene glycol, petrochemicals, silicones, sulfates, synthetic colours, synthetic fragrances, microbeads and nanoparticles. The very sophisticated fragrances for their products are crafted using natural ingredients in Grasse, the perfume capital of the world.

I’ve been using the following products for over two months, and here are my impressions: View Full Post