You Beauty Advent Calendar Day 24


Sorry for the really bad quality photo, but to be honest your not missing much! It’s a bag of pink tinged salts, but oh my gosh! It is these beauties which have been making my calendar smell terrific. It’s just a lovely herbal/aromatherapy scent. Therapie Roques O’Neil are a brand I had never heard of, but I am excited to try these salts out. Apparently the 100g bag is enough for 2-3 baths, which in my tiny eco friendly bath tub is probably about 8 baths. I realised just how small it was when I visited home and my boyfriends parents and had a shower and to me, it was like standing in the grand canyon! Anyway, these little babies smell delicious and will be getting a full review for sure when I try them out. I can’t wait! Apparently it contains a blend of essential oils to detoxify. Mmmm.

I hope you enjoyed my little snippet posts every day and have  lovely Christmas.

Have you tried any bath salts before and have you heard of this brand?


You Beauty Advent Calendar Day 13


A lot of gorgeousness behind door 13. This fabulous four piece ultra calming set from dermalogica and another little sample with a voucher code to top it off. I haven’t had much dealing with dermalogica products, quite frankly I challenge you to find any university student who has. I’ve only tried the microdermabrasion exfoliator, which is nice but not worth the price tag and a little odd and one of the cleansers. Both of these were sample sizes and if I am honest didn’t do enough to persuade me to part with my cash. Regular readers will know I am partial to a good sample and like nothing better than buying kits of mini sizes to try things out. I find that mini products are much more affordable, as opposed to spending say £25 on a tube of moisturiser in one sitting, I can buy a whole kit with moisturiser, face wash and serum for £20. Anyway, I was really excited to get some more samples to try out, after all thats why I got the calendar (and lets face it most of the samples I have got previously have been luxury and way out of my price range).


So in the little packet, we have a cleanser, serum, mist and masque. The face masque is a welcome addition, as I use masques of some description on a weekly basis. The mist is lovely and light, but quite moisturising. I tried it out this morning and was pleasantly impressed. I am loving that in this one window, I get to try four products out. You never know, this range could completely change my mind on dermalogica. I haven’t tried any of the serum yet, I will hold off until after my Christmas party. I don’t want a break out.

I would be interested to know if any of you have tried dermalogica and if you think it is worth the price tag? For me, it offered little over my Elemis freshskin range. What is your go to skin care brand?

You Beauty Advent Calendar Day 9


Loving todays gift, a generous 25ml sample of trilogy rosapene night cream. To me this smells very much like my Elemis Freshskin Moisturiser (reviewed here) , with hints of Geranium coming through. It smells very much like one of those aromatherapy creams you always get in salons. The cream is lovely and thick, and from the little try I’ve had on my face, very moisturising. I think this is probably great for those with dry skin. Trilogy is a brand from New Zealand, which I had never heard of, but I definitely want to try some more. You Beauty has done it again, loving this so far, lets hope it doesn’t flare my skin up.

Using the code 7NIGHTS, you can get £7 off Rosapene night cream.

Have you tried anything from trilogy before? What’s your go to night cream?