Tuesday, 23 February 2016


Hi Everyone!

Thanks for your patience - I get there in the end. ;) A little more detail on what I brought back from LA and why. Needless to say I am not new to excess baggage.

Details below. LOVE YOU L.A.!

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser - Available April.
Pacifica Instant Karma Cleansing Oil - not currently available.
Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day & Night Face Cream - http://bit.ly/1Q3bEBI
Pacifica Future Youth Enzymatic Mask - http://bit.ly/1LB0mmi
January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion - http://bit.ly/1mR3nsm
January Labs Power Peel Exfoliant - Professional Use Only
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask - http://amzn.to/1TyFfZu
Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb - http://bit.ly/1Tu2Hpw

Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Body Wash - http://bit.ly/1j21g2O 
Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Body Lotion - http://bit.ly/1Q3bgDc
Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Butter - http://bit.ly/1Qsnkgu
Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter - http://bit.ly/1Qa5bZf

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist - http://bit.ly/1Tu4gnj
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Treatment Masque - http://bit.ly/1ow5mDn
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie - http://bit.ly/1Qa5Ny5
Big Sexy Hair Root Pump - http://bit.ly/1QsnPqR
Ouai Texturizing Hairspray - http://bit.ly/24kHZgX
Ouai Finishing Creme - http://bit.ly/24kHZgX
Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil Volume Hairspray - http://bit.ly/1KBtsXI
Rock Your Hair Hot Curls Thermal Curl Spray - http://bit.ly/1XGmEdt
EVA NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo - http://bit.ly/1WBwuvV
EVA NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner - http://bit.ly/1WBwuvV

Fuego - 28 Color Hot Collection - http://bit.ly/1oVktab
City Color Timeless Beauty Palette - not available
Juice Beauty Liquid Lip in Reese - http://bit.ly/1VxpcJj
Juice Beauty Sheer Lip Gloss in 05 Bikini - http://bit.ly/21iXy6j
Smashbox X-Rated Mascara - http://bit.ly/1Ugmeui
Michael Kors Eau de Parfum/Lip Lustre in Sexy Amber - http://bit.ly/1Tu7jfg
Baby Lips Medicated - http://bit.ly/1Tu7nf5
Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Glosses - http://bit.ly/1Tu7sPW
Pop Beauty Pow Wow Powders - available end of March - http://bit.ly/1QTjspu


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Caroline Hirons c/o
Gleam Futures
6th Floor
60 Charlotte Street
London W1T 2NU
caroline@gleamfutures.com  (skincare queries cannot be answered at this address)

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  1. Please please please dear Caroline show us all the other things you bought! I love your loot videos. I can't wait for 'L.A. LOOT 2'! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Laneige Water Sleeping Pack (Sleeping Mask), Future Youth Enzymatic Resurfacing Mask and pop beauty!

  2. I got the Pacifica Ruby Guava body wash last week from Naturisimo.com (an UK site) and it's divine! They also stock Juice Beauty skincare :-).

  3. Hi Caroline (or anybody else who might know!) - do we have an event similar to Gen Beauty here in the UK? Would love to have a day of browsing new products and learning about different brands - heaven! Thanks x

  4. In love with Laneige sleeping mask. Try the firming sleeping mask as well. Gorgeous!

  5. You met with January, April and May.... I wonder if February and March felt left out! Lol

  6. You met with January, April and May.... I wonder if February and March felt left out! Lol

  7. I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, I just wanted to tell you what an impact you've made on my skincare routine. I trust your knowledge and advice so much that I consult your site before I buy anything for my skin. I'm checking labels and comparing products. And I just bought my first Pixi Glow Tonic! I'm thrilled! I also grabbed the serum -- would have gotten the moisturizing mist, too, but by that time I'd plundered the bank account enough. I love that getting-down-to-business scent the Pixi products have.

    I've changed how I wash my face because of you, absolutely every aspect of it. I just thought you ought to know the effect you have on the people who follow you, and how much I appreciate everything you're teaching us. Thank you, Caroline!

  8. Hi Caroline, this video made me giggle! I love watching your videos - real, honest and funny. I've got one of the Nude Stix in a matte poppy red colour (not so nude!). I really like it on my lips. It's not too drying even though it's a matte and the colour pay-off is great. It's long wearing too and can last almost all day with only a little touch up. I've found the actual pencil gets used up quicker than a lipstick bullet though - I always want everything to last forever! My mum has two of the more peachy/pink colours in a matte and gloss and they are also really nice. I also broiled they had a good range of colours for a wide range of skin colours - not always done with new brands or even established brands which is so bad.

    I haven't used any for cheeks though, and don't think I would. Lots of beauty brands are multi-purposing their lip and cheek products but I'm not convinced. They tend to either be half-arsed as a multi-use product or really great for only one purpose.

    I agree with the poster above, too. Skincare used to be something which I knew nothing about and beyond the odd coffee table book I didn't know how to get any more knowledge on the subject. I really enjoy your blog and beauty industry talk aswell as product chat.

  9. Hope you can persuade Shea Moisture to sell their body products here in the UK.

  10. Next try some of Shea Moisture's skincare. I am loving their Coconut & Hibiscus Spot Correcting Serum.

  11. Hi! I'm not sure where to leave this question, but I've noticed that you haven't covered the new moisturizer from Sunday Riley or the new cleansing balm from her either. I'd really like to hear your thoughts on either of those products. Love the blog, and I think you're wonderful!