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Glossy Box delivery…

I completely forgot to share my Glossy Box October haul. If you don’t know what Glossy Box is – it’s a subscription service where you pay £10 each month and you are sent a beatiful box with five luxury beauty products. (I have already blogged about it so click on the link if you want to read. Link!)

In October’s box I received three dermalogica products – Multivitamin Thermafoliant, Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque and lip cream. I have never tried any products from the Age Smart range before.

I have already tried these three products. They are gorgeous! I particularly like the scrub. The lip cream is extremely nourishing. I’ll continue to use this at night and I may purchase the full size when it’s gone. I always find it hard to review face masks – it’s hard to tell how well they work, at least for a few days. Even then, if my skin looks great at that stage it could be down to a variety of factors but for now let me say that they mask is lovely to use and my skin felt hydrated afterwards.

I also got Leighton Denny nail polish is Babydoll….

Love this!! It’s creamy, opaque and beautiful of fair skin. Win.

And lastly I received Stila kajal in Moray…

Moray is a rich forest green. I love the Stila liners – creamy, easy to blend but lasts well. The green is still neutral enough to wear on a day to day basis and it’s nice to have a break from black and brown.

I’m happy. Can’t wait til the November Box arrives.


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Skin Care, Skincare Reviews

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish – Worthy of Cult Status?

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is deemed a cult product by the beauty industry. Is it worthy of such status?

In my eyes, absolutely yes!

As I have mentioned before, my skin is sensitive at the moment. I was using Dermalogica Anti-Bac facial wash in the hopes of clearing the breakout on my chin. Low and behold, instead of clearing my skin up it made the situation much worse. I was left with dry and further irritated skin and even more spots.


I have used Cleanse & Polish in the past but I got distracted with trying other products. I ditched the Dermalogica product and switched back to my beloved Cleanse & Polish eight days ago.

It’s a natural product with plenty of ingredients that are known to benefit the skin. It smells of Rosemary essential oil to me, which is a little Vicks VapoRub- esque. It’s super creamy. I massage one squirts worth into my skin with my fingers and then rinse off the product using a muslin cloth.

Although the product itself in excellent at removing make-up and soothing the skin the real winner is the muslin cloth. It gently exfoliates without causing any irritation. That being said, I have tried the muslin cloth with other cleansers and not had the same results – usually because the cleansers in question were irritating my skin beyond belief.

I use it tandem with the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for combination skin. I couldn’t be more delighted with my skin. It’s looking better every day. For me, gentle products and a gentle skin care routine is the key to clear skin.


I’m going to order the 100ml Starter Kit from the Liz Earle website. The set includes a bottle of Cleanse & Polish and muslin cloths, it costs €15 (above). I have never purchased the 100ml pump bottle before, I opted for the tube the last time. I may order the mini size for travelling too. I also have my eye on the light moisturiser. Shipping to Ireland seems pretty reasonable too.

Have you tried Cleanse & Polish? Do you recommend any other Liz Earle products?