Sunday, 14 December 2014

Beauty Crowd

Say hello to Beauty Crowd, a new online destination for beauty lovers. Their marketplace features a veritable smorgasbord of brands & products that you won't come across anywhere else. If you're after something new & unique then you need to check out their website! From makeup & skincare to candles & bath products, they literally have something for everyone. However Beauty Crowd is more than just an online shop. They also have the BC.Edit which is a series of articles written by their in-house editorial team to provide you with the latest beauty news as well as BC.TV where you can watch videos featuring products, reviews & tutorials. Beauty Crowd recently sent me an amazing selection of products from their shop so that I could better acquaint myself with a few of their brands.

UNII Palette*
The item that I was most excited about receiving is this UNII palette. This is an empty magnetic case that you can transfer over eyeshadows or blushers into so that you can create your own personalised palette. I've wanted one of these for so long & I'm really pleased with it! I already have a completed MAC 15 pan palette but there were still a few solo MAC eyeshadows taking up room in my makeup drawers. I finally have something to depot them into so I set to work this morning & cleaned up these four pans. Here I have Whistle & Playful from the Barbie Loves MAC collection as well as Chrome Yellow & Juiced. The palette comes with a magnetic sheet to stick on the back of your makeup pans & a rubber thumb grip. It feels really sturdy & the sparkly black case looks very chic. I hardly use my MAC palette because it's just so large & cumbersome. Now that I have this more compact palette I can easily switch up my MAC eyeshadows & can add in a blusher as well. Plus it has a mirror inside the lid which makes it a whole lot more useful! The Unii Palette is exclusive to Beauty Crowd so you won't find this product anywhere else in Europe.

Flint+Flint Glycolic Cleanser*
As soon as I saw the word 'glycolic' on this cleanser my face lit up! Generally AHA cleansers aren't as effective as a separate AHA treatment because they only stay on your skin for a couple of minutes before you have to wash it off. However if I've had a week where I've been a bit lazy with my skincare routine then this is exactly the kind of thing I like to reach for to quickly sort out my complexion. This cleanser from Flint+Flint contains 12% glycolic acid which means it's even more potent than Alpha-H Liquid Gold. It also features bisabolol which accelerates the skin healing process & defensil which soothes irritation. The cleanser itself is a clear lightly foaming gel with no discernible scent. You're supposed to leave it on for two minutes to give the ingredients time to work on your skin. After washing it off I was really surprised by just how smooth my face felt. It had eaten away all the dead skin cells on my face to reveal softer, clearer & perkier skin. It's a highly effective acid cleanser which isn't actually too drying. I would still probably stick to using this twice a week rather than every day though. All Flint+Flint products are formulated to the highest standards here in the UK. They all contain really innovative active ingredients but their prices are lower than many other medical dermatology products. Flint+Flint seems like such an interesting & high quality brand. I really like their minimalistic packaging & would love to try some more of their products.

SoCal Curls Hair Tie*
These SoCal Curls Hair Ties are pure genius! This is a microwavable hair band that can give you no-heat beachy waves in just half an hour. I rarely curl my hair because I don't want the heat to damage it any further so this is a great alternative to a curling wand. You just pop the piece of fabric into the microwave for 30 seconds, tie it on top of your head & wrap strands of your hair around it. You then leave it in for a minimum of 30 minutes & once removed it'll transform your hair into a beautiful set of bouncy ringlets. You could even leave it in overnight for more dramatic curls. Unlike many other no-heat hair curlers this one is very simple to use & actually looks really cute tied up in your hair. I'm gonna do a full review of this in the future so you can see how pretty it makes my hair look. It's such an awesome hair tool & I'm really impressed with it!

Lola's Apothecary Golden Elixir Of Rose*
I'd never heard of Lola's Apothecary before but I am absolutely in love with this rose & geranium body oil. It's one of the most wonderful things I've ever smelled. Not only is the fragrance incredible but the essential oils help to refine skin texture, soothe inflammation, promote cell renewal & balance the skin. It makes my body feel so soft & supple. The 10ml rollerball is great to keep in your handbag for whenever you're in need of an aromatherapeutic treat. I'm sorely tempted to buy the full-size bottle now. I also really want to try some more of their products, especially the Citrus Glow Body Polish which sounds utterly dreamy.

I am so impressed with everything that I received and this selection of goodies is just a small example of all the superb hand picked products that Beauty Crowd have to offer. Make sure you check out the full list of brands available on Beauty Crowd as most of them are exclusive to their website. They also stock some you might be more familiar with such as ELF, Decleor, Ginvera & Magnitone. Either way you'll find a treasure trove of beauty products chosen & acclaimed by the crowd that you're bound to love too.

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  1. Some lovely products here, love the sound of Elixir of Rose!

    Josie XOXO
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  2. These all sound so interesting, the Lola's Apothecary one looks so pretty!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  3. I love finding new places to buy more beauty products haha

    A Forte For Fashion

  4. Will have to check Beauty Crowd out! Love the look of the UNII Palette

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog