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Skyn Iceland Glacial Face Wash Review

Skyn Iceland calls their Glacial Face Wash "a refreshing, foaming cleanser that will leave your skin squeaky clean and hydrated. Formulated with the purest Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial botanicals, this mild cleanser detoxifies and purifies without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Skin's harmony, balance and glow are restored." Less popular than the brand's instafamous Cloud Cleanser, I hadn't heard of the Glacial Face Wash before receiving it in an Ipsy Bag, but I was enticed by the cool and refreshing name! A full size of Skyn Iceland's Glacial Face Wash contains 150ml (5 fl oz) and retails for $44AUD at Mecca, or $30USD at Ulta. Skyn Iceland is cruelty free and vegan friendly. This cleanser was made in China.

Derma E Hydrating Night Cream Review

Derma E says their Hydrating Night Cream will "Thoroughly moisturize and plump skin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles with this ultra-hydrating night cream. This extra-rich, deeply penetrating formula delivers the unmatched hydrating properties of nature's moisture magnet, Hyaluronic Acid (HA). A single molecule of HA can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, binding moisture to help plump, soften, smooth, tone and rehydrate skin. Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, and soothing Aloe, this formula helps defend skin from free radicals and the effects of the environment. Ideal for dry, dehydrated skin that needs richer moisture throughout the night, this cream delivers maximum hydration while helping diminish the signs of aging for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free." Derma E's Hydrating Night Cream retails for $34.99AUD at Priceline, or $24.99 at drugstores and Ulta in the USA. As stated above, Derma E is cruelty free and this moisturizer was made in the USA from ethically sourced ingredients.

Sample Say So: Eve Lom Cleanser Review

Eve Lom Cleanser Review
Eve Lom's Cleanser has been touted as "probably the best cleanser in the world" by Vogue, and is loved by bloggers I respect like ThatGraceGirl, so I was thrilled to receive it in a Mecca Beauty Loop Box! This luxury cleansing balm contains a "signature blend of ingredients that ensures your skin will achieve optimal results in no time at all. Clove oil acts to encourage clear skin and take out redness, eucalyptus oil works to drain away toxins, hops oil tones, Egyptian chamomile softens and soothes and cocoa butter conditions. This innovative combination works together so that skin may appear brighter than ever before, whilst melting away makeup, exfoliating and toning simultaneously." I received a generous 5ml sachet that was bulging with product, and I managed to get six complete uses out of it - enough to form a complete opinion on the product. Eve Lom's Cleanser is sold in four sizes - 20ml ($33), 50ml ($73), 100ml ($103), and 200ml ($159) at Mecca. Eve Lom products are cruelty free and made in England.

RIP Andy

I received the sad news that my little bunny Andy died a few days ago, just a few weeks shy of his 11th birthday. So far as we can tell, he died peacefully of (very) old age, without suffering any illnesses aside from a little bit of arthritis. Andy and I had a complicated relationship, and I wanted to share a few stories and photos from the decade we shared together. Click through to read more.