Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque

Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque

This is my winter saviour. It’s just the most calming mask I have ever used. I have been getting a few sore spots above my eyebrows (weird place) and along my jaw line. They’re red and angry. This Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque has been the only thing that calms them down.

I don’t think it is a massive help in clearing them up – although it doesn’t hurt. But it really takes the redness out of them. It smells so grown up and luxurious (yes that is a smell). This goes on so creamy and quite thick and dries but doesn’t dry too tight. This is my posh mask and so use it only when it’s really needed, normally once a week.

In short it gives my skin a deep clean, hydrates my skin and takes down the redness of my spots. This really is a lovely mask & I enjoy using it each week. Its become a ritual over the past few weeks.

I bought this Aesop Mask from the nicest skin care shop in Amsterdam called Skins Cosmetics. It was a beautiful shop and the staff gave the best customer service. They knew their stuff.

Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque – £33.00 – 120ml

Have you tried any Aesop products. I am a fan of their Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Serum & love using that each night. It’s so hydrating. Let me know if you’d recommend anything else.


Amsterdam Haul

This is just a quick post to show you what I picked up in Amsterdam. I really tried not to go to OTT & didn’t want to drag the hubby round too many shops. We had a lovely time & celebrated our 13 year anniversary <3

So I picked up a chemists own branded makeup remover (ran out of mine). I popped into Yves Rocher, they have a lovely store there and they were really helpful. I just picked up this Micellar cleansing water. Then i found the nicest Skincare shop called Skin Cosmetics it was heaven, they sell so many luxurious brands and it was a pleasure to browse. I did buy a really nice Aesop Masque and look forward to using that.

I picked up Mac Amber Lights, whata  beautiful colour that it. Also a mono Cartice eyeshadow in My First Copperware Party. And a smokey eyes eyeshadow from etos chemist. I look forward to trying all of these.

The first polish by ANNY I thought looked like a good dupe for the Chanel Peridot. I really hope so. I picked up this cute Essence glitter top coat in Circus Confetti. Also this NYC pink / purple glitter polish in Big City Dazzle. Lastly was this bright pink from Douglas which is a makeup & skincare shop the colour is called Lena 03.

Inglot is such a great shop / brand they have amazing choice in colour and products and I have a great time taking my time deciding. The staff in the Amsterdam store were so helpful and gave me tips and really leave you to browse you don’t feel rushed at all. This is a sneek peek of my palette as I want to do a whole post on this as it so pretty. I decided on a Freedom System 12 palette.

I will be reviewing my purchases in more detail over the next few weeks. Have you bought anything from Inglot or any of the other brands I picked up?



July Favourites


I’ve not had a minute to do this post over the past week, I thought I’d best post it now otherwise it would soon be time to do my August faves. That’s how fast this year is going. I’ve been keeping my favourite products in a little basket so I could find them. I seem to have a habit of misplacing things at the moment.

These are my July favourites,

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

SPF 20 in the shade nude – this is a really lovely lightweight tinted moisturiser. It feels so nice on the skin, it’s quite a sheer coverage but that’s perfect for days when you’re not wanting to apply a full face of makeup. It really has some staying power too. It applies smoothly on the face and gives you such a fresh-faced look and I love it.

Burt’s Bees’ Milk and Honey Body Lotion

I received this in a Glossybox and have been using it on my legs as they are so dry. This lotion smells amazing. It’s really moisturising and the good thing is it’s not too heavy and doesn’t leave the skin feeling tacky. I will be purchasing the full size when this tube runs out

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser SPF15

This is a really hydrating moisturiser and I’ve had it for about 5 months and used it almost every day Its lasted ages. My skin just drinks this up and it leaves it feeling so soft.

Aesop Parsley Seed Serum

I use this at night EVERY night and I would say it’s my favourite product of the whole year. I couldn’t imagine my skincare routine without this in it. It’s amazing and I’m excited to try more from the range.

5. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stain in Cherish – all i need to say on these is I LOVE THEM. They’re so smooth on the lips and they last for ages.

6. bareMinerals Buxom Lips in Bambi – this lip gloss is so nice its quite long-lasting and the colours is lovely for summer I always have it in my handbag

7. Mac Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch – love wearing this colour all over the lid for a simple eye look. It’s just a pretty colour.

8. MUA trio in Innocence – a great trio and perfect for a smokey eye. These shadows are such  great quality.

9. Kleenex Shine Sheets – having an oily t zone these are a god send. I will do a proper review on these but i don;t leave home without them now.

10. Avon Supershock eyeliner in golden fawn – this is great for a subtle brown with a hint of shimmer. It just glides on effortlessly.

11. Avon Glimmerstick in black ice – another really great eyeliner just easy to wear and long-lasting. These are really good to smoke out and blend.

What are your favourite products from July?

I have fallen in love

Oh yes i have. I’ve wanted to write this post for a few weeks but thought i should really give it a good 6 weeks before reviewing the Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Serum, it just incase after my initial love for it my skin broke out. I am glad to say this hasn’t happened.

So i was in SpaceNK in Manchester looking for a bronzer, how is it when you go looking for a specific item you always come out with something completely different. It’s safe to say this happened to me. So i was in there looking for a bronzer and saw a couple but nothing that bowled me over. So i was mooching about – a dangerous thing to do in SpaceNK when i spotted tucked around a corner the Aesop products and i remembered from Vivianne Does MakeUp’s YouTube video that this stuff is AMAzing. So i asked the lady what she would recommend for my tired dull looking skin and she said Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum.

I use this at night after i have cleansed and toned I put about 3 drops on my hands rub it in to my palms first then massage in all over my face and under eye area. It’s a thick consistency and smells very fresh and clean. I like how the scent is very subtle. My skin drinks this stuff up in seconds it’s mad. After applying it my face feels a little tacky, i leave it to absorbe for about 10 mins then my face feels beyond soft.

This serum is so nourishing my skin is for sure brighter and my redness has died down too. As i said i like to use it at night as i have more time to let it soak in before applying moisturiser.

The packaging is also so nice. I am a sucker for packaging and typeface. This glass bottle feels like an old apocrathy bottle with its pipett dispenser too. The glass bottle is so luxurious as is the product itself. I feel all grown up and like i am putting something really healthy and beneficial on to my face.

I can’t say enough good things about it. I have used a few serums and this Aesop one has achieved the best results on my skin. You get a very big 100ml bottle  and i only use 3 drops each night so its going to last along time. Which makes me happy as i get anxiety about it running out as it’s £43 a bottle and i will have to repurchase it and live on super noodles for a month :o)

I am a huge fan and will be trying out a few more things from their range. If you can give me any suggestions that would be great.

Just one thing. I know this carries quite a high price tag but i have been using it for 6 weeks and have barley used any. It really is good value for money and i couldn’t imagine my skincare routine without it.