Saturday, 3 January 2015

2014. A year in trialing products.

I don't Instagram everything I trial but I manage it more often than not. Here's a year's worth of playing with product...

I'll be filming 'Best of' and 'Empties' etc for YouTube within the week, but I'm quite enjoying the Christmas break to be honest...!

Lets hope that 2015 is the year that the UK is swamped with availability of the following brands:

Biologique Recherche
Black Chicken
Delilah Cosmetics
Kate Bloody Somerville
May Lindstrom
Tata Harper
Tracie Martyn

Dear retailers and the listed brands, please GET ON WITH IT! *Calms down, goes back to work*

Music - Rival Sons. Good Things.


  1. It's just perfection !
    I'm coming to UK in May, I can bring you some Biologique Recherche's products (I'm a French fan of you) ;D

    I just can't wait to see your new videos, I need to manage to test all your favorites in 2015 ;D

  2. Caroline, I come to the UK frequently. I'd happily bring over anything from the US you might want. It'd be the least I could do to thank you for your awesome advice and content! (Have just swept through Boots for the Indeed products you recommend, just in case my memory fails in recalling I've seen them in my local Duane Reade in NYC. Taking no chances!)

    1. I can confirm that here in NYC Duane Reade stocks Indeed Labs skincare. Not sure if they have the complete line but I've seen Pepta Brite, Eyesilix, Hydraluron (aka Hironsluron haha), the wrinkle smoother and the retinol one (dunno the exact names of the last 2). Indeed Labs products can also be ordered from & are sometimes on promo offers. Recently there was a buy two get one free (any combination of products) so I stocked up. (Joy)

  3. I really hope these brands are available too! Excited for you "Best Of" Video! :-)


  4. Great article :D it's always nice to read your blog!!

  5. So many products, so little time. I really need more than one face! Cant wait for your videos.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. Yes! I completely agree x

  7. Where do you put it all.. there is just so much. PS Ignorance is such a sin... My Mom lives in South Africa, but goes to Paris twice a year to see her parents (and then visits me). She's just been and I did not know P50 was French *hangs head* I don't suppose there is a list somewhere of all the Super Must Have French skincare goodies... I think I should prepare a wish list before she comes back...

  8. Naturisimo stock Tata Harper and have free shipping. Can't help with the other brands though.

  9. Love this!! Can't wait for your favourites videos. I will have my notebook ready like a good skincare student!!

    Kat x

  10. I have just spent all Saturday afternoon here replaying that video, pausing and researching shown products. Now off to store to spend my money. That video was like crack to me! Much better for my skin though!

  11. That's a lot of products! Happy New Year!


  12. Laughing so hard!! I live a stones throw from one of only 2 salons stocking BR in Dublin. Their range is the best I have ever used. I always get the feeling that BR don't care that they have such limited stockists they are almost an underground outfit! I get put on 'waiting lists' for special orders to arrive over. Its hilarious and very French. Hermanspottypants;)

  13. What is the name of this beautiful song ?

  14. Hi Caroline,

    This is a bit off topic- apologies- I was wondering if you could give me some advice as a (new) after-work-evening gym user (I have always gone in the morning so have never had this problem!).

    I don't particularly want what little make up I have left on my face to have the opportunity to block my pores as I start to sweat, but on the flip side I would rather not do my full evening cleanse before I workout and then again before bed.

    I know how you feel about face wipes (!) but what other products would you recommend?

    Thank you so much!

    Corinne x

  15. Caroline that is the perfect song to express the woes of someone who has fallen in love with a beauty product that is hard to find! "Enjoy it right now" indeed. Love your sense of humor. You trialled like a boss in 2014. Happy new year to you and your family!