Have you entered my Pat McGrath giveaway here?
I probably didn't actually *need* any of these things but the lure of birthday discount codes is strong and there are some seriously good offers online anyway, so for the first time in months, I have a bit of a haul to share with you and it's all skincare! Two products were kindly gifted to me (without obligation, one more was a birthday gift and the rest, I bought myself!). So, let's get into it!
I've only used one of these products at the time of writing as 2020 is the year of finishing products (as well as a hell of a lot more!), plus, I like to prep posts around 2 weeks in advance, but by the time this goes live, I'm bound to have started using some and may share some first impressions of any standouts on Instagram.
Ecooking Vitamin C serum*: Regular readers will know that I love this brand and the only reason I haven't started it yet is that I have another Vitamin C serum on the go and I find that they can oxidise quite quickly so I only have one at a time open rule, to save waste. As soon as I finish my current one, I'll be straight onto this and I've noticed my skin becoming more tolerant of Vitamin C, so I'll hopefully be able to use it daily. Save 20% on everything from this brand with the code beautyymin (non-affiliated).
Ole Henriksen Phat Glow Facial: I bought this on a whim when I saw it in the Boots weekly £10/12 euros deals (they're worth checking out as there are some real bargains there). I don't always get on with this brand so I'm looking forward to giving it a go and seeing how it compares to some of my other masks.
Kate Somerville Ceramide & Omegas Serum:This is a brand that I want to try more from and I loved the ingredients list so I am looking forward to adding this into my routine and, will of course, report back!
Kate Somerville Exfolikate Glow Moisturiser: A repurchase because I love the glow this gives my skin and it will be perfect for the transition into Autumn. Review here.
Huda Beauty Glow Coco Hydrating Mist: My friends Dagmara, Dorota and Leanne kindly gave me this as part of my birthday gift recently after I mentioned that I'd like to try it because I love anything coconut scented and am addicted to mists. I've only used it briefly but will share my full thoughts soon!
AHC Sheet Masks*: These were very kindly sent to me, along with some Korean treats and a voucher for an Amazon film for a proper pamper night. They are very clever sheet masks as there is a thermometer symbol on the back, so you pop them in the fridge, and when this turns green, the mask is ready to be used. I've only tried the Lifting & Hydrating Mask so far and loved the results. First of all, it fit my face well, unlike a lot of sheet masks, but it also had a lot of essence, so my face felt really saturated with product (with lots left over to massage in after removing it). After removing, my skin felt plump, smooth, hydrated and calm. For only £6, this is the perfect product to use before a night out or after a few late or sleepless nights.
Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm: I didn't need a new balm but I just really wanted to try this as I enjoy this brand in general and I just couldn't resist. I love the aesthetic and hope the product inside is just as good!
Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid: When I read that this attracts even more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid, I knew I had to try it and I haven't tried very much from this brand but have been wanting to. I have a list of a few other products so I'll see how I get on with this first.
James Read Click & Glow Gel Drops: I saw Fleur De Force rave about these so I had to buy them as she never looks tangoed and her skin is immaculate! Again, I will keep you posted on how I go with these as I haven't tried the brand before.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex: I pray that I love this as much as the old version as that was HG for me and my most repurchased skincare product EVER! I will keep you posted on my thoughts on this.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Foil Mask: This came free with the serum so I'll use it on one of my pamper evenings. I love the eye version so am guessing I will love this too.
Have you tried any of these products or treated yourself to anything recently? I'd love to hear!
Thanks for reading!