Worth The Hype #1

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We bloggers love to hype up beauty products.  When we find something good, everyone has to know. 

*Lumpy Space Princess voice*


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Today (or perhaps tonight?) I thought I would share with you the products that I love and that I think are worth the hype.  This in turn is indeed “hyping” them up.  What are we like, eh?  Just can’t help ourselves..


The Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub is my favourite scrub ever.  It is apparently Soap and Glory’s toughest, grittiest and perhaps scrubiest scrubscrub (that isn’t a typo… it’s just funny to say) and is right at the top of the scale. I’m on my third tub of this as I feel about a stone lighter after a good scrub down.  Soap and Glory say it contains organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond and honey extracts.  I think the best way to describe it is that it smells like golden syrup porridge in all honesty! Mmm.

Move over Ross and Rachel, myself and the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish are now queen and queen (?) of the on again, off again romance.    My face hated this cleanser at first; breakouts and redness galore.  I wasn’t ready to write it off just yet and I kept using and repurchasing.  My skin loves this plant based cleanser now (silly sod) and I find it’s so easy to use.  It removes all my make up, including mascara and it’s so gentle. I love it!  As it uses rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil it can be a bit of a shock to the system so perhaps tread carefully if your skin is sensitive.

It’s very rare I continually repurchase a mascara but Benefit They’re Real; you are one in a million.  This honestly does make my lashes look out of this world; long, curled, jet black and volumised.  It is truly everything I want in a mascara.  I am going to rewrite my review of this and show you some better pictures.  The one pictured above is my second tube but I have bought another full size and snaffled a mini in this month’s Elle magazine.

I am a bit late to the Ginvera party but I somehow popped up on their radar and they invited me – yay!  Their BB cream has converted me to Asian BB Creams but their Marvel Gel has my E in AS Physics confuddled (it really doesn’t take a lot).  This exfoliator leaves your skin SO smooth but there is absolutely NO grainy or harsh ingredients.  I’m planning on reviewing this soon once I have really put it to the test a bit more in terms of their long term claims but I did actually repurchase a full size of this yesterday at Harvey Nichols.

Another party I was late to was the Bioderma one; all the cool kids were there like magazine editors and make up artists.  I probably wouldn’t have ever gone if it wasn’t for those lovely wizards.  I spoke about the Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution in detail t’other day so do pop on over and have a look at that (*cough* that’s the link *cough*).

I think Pixiwoo are missing a trick here; why they honestly do not sell the Real Techniques Buffing Brush on it’s own is a mystery.  They could make a fortune of this brush – definitely enough to retire on their own island.  It’s amazing.  You can use it for liquid and powder foundations, blushes, BB creams, highlighters… the list is probably not endless but you get my drift.  If you were to get any RT brushes I would not be alone in recommending this.

Another favourite to finish us off, the Batiste Dry Shampoo.  I won the above bottle on Twitter as a present for my mum but oops, looks like it somehow ended up in my room!   It’s the best dry shampoo I have tried and I could kick myself for being an &$%£ for trying other brands instead of this one.

What are your products worth the hype?

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Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution and Ginvera Marvel Gel sent for consideration of review. No further compensation received.

May 13, 2013
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