24 September 2020

Beauty Pie Review

I talk about my love for Beauty Pie over on Instagram all the time. So I thought I should write one big heafty, overdue blog post detailing exactly how Beauty Pie works and my favourite products.

Beauty Pie Review

So here's how Beauty Pie works, because I know some people find it a bit confusing. 

Beauty Pie basically source all of their products from the same luxury labs as the big beauty brands, ranging from fragrance, makeup and skincare. They then sell these products to the customer at the cheap as chips factory cost price and a lot of these products have the exact the same ingredients as products from huge, pricey brands, saving you up to 80% vs the typical luxury price tag.

The way Beauty Pie does this is they don't pay for the fancy packaging, huge marketing campaigns etc, which normally hike up the RRP. The way they make their money is by charging the customer a subscription fee, which can be as little as £5 a month and then you pay the members price tag for each item, which can be as little as £10 for a luxury moisturiser. 

On each product they show the members price, e.g. what you will pay and then the typical price, which would be the cost of the product if you bought it from somewhere like Selfridges. Get it?

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So how does the membership work?

This is what I struggled to get for a little while, so let me explain. 

If you pay £5 a month you get a spending allowance of £50, but that £50 is the total value of the products you're buying, e.g the typical price not the price you will pay. So it adds up the typical price of all the products you buy and takes that from your allowance but you'll actually pay a fraction of that cost. 

It's actually so satisfying to see how much you should have paid for an order.

If I look at a previous order of mine, I paid £34 but the typical price of that order should have been £220!


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What are the different memberships?

There are a 4 different memberships to choose from:

£5 per month gives you £50 spending limit/month - for beginners 
£10 per month gives you £100 spending limit/month - this is the one I have
£20 per month gives you £200 spending limit/month - this is for the real skincare/make up junkies
Or you can pay £99 annual fee and get £100 spending limit/month and save 17%

You also get an additional spending limit bonus of up to £200 when you join.

And any spending limit you don't use one month is rolled over into the next month.

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The Products

So now you know how it works, here are the products & ranges I love.

In terms of skincare, I haven't actually tried anything I don't like, and I've tried a lot from them.

Moisturisers 

I adore their Japanfusion Power Elixir moisturiser, it's a really light, gel like texture but super hydrating. 

The Superdose Vitamin C Oxygen Boosting moisturiser is also lovely, and this was perfect during the summer as it's very lightweight. 

The Superdose Vitamin C Oxygen Boosting Moisturiser should be £50 but members pay £11.84!

I also have the Super Healthy Skin Ultimate Anti-Aging moisturiser, which is so thick and nourishing and will be perfect for the winter months. 

Super Healthy Skin Ultralight UVA/UVB SPF 25, is a bloody lovely SPF. Sinks into the skin, doesn't smell funny or leave any white marks. When I bought this the SPF50 hadn't yet launched so I would recommend that one instead as we could all do with a bit more SPF in our lives.


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Cleansers

The Plantastic Apricot Cleansing Butter is absolutely divine. It smells heavenly and is so thick that it makes removing your make up feel like a treat. I've just run out of this and will 100% be repurchasing.
This should be £50 but you pay £13.89.

I've also tried the JuJu Daily AM/PM Multiphasing Cleansing Milk, which is a lovely light cleansing milk. If you do a double cleanse this would be your second cleanse as I wouldn't say it would be great at removing the first layer of make up. 

Treatments & Masks

I swear by the Superactive Capsules Pure Double Vitamin C and E Serum. This is my second pot and I love them. I had some pigmentation from pregnancy and these basically got rid of all of that. Would 100% repurchase (and have done). Members pay £10.81 but RRP is £50.

I'm also currently using the new Superdose Vitamin C Freeze Dried Ampoules, I've only completed 2 weeks of the 4 week kit but so far my skin looks brighter and ore even toned.

Dr Glycolic Multi-Active Micropeeling Pads are great. Super easy to use, you swipe one cotton pad over your face for a quick buff of dead skin cells. These are great because you would normal pay upwards of £25 for these but on Beauty Pie they're £9.34.

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Serums

Juju Daily Stem Cell Shot Serum - this is a really great, hydrating serum. I really enjoyed using this. 

Plantastic Micropeeling Super Drops, this contains salicylic acid to refine pores and smooth out the skin. I love these because you literally need the smallest amount to cover the area of concern. 

Super Healthy Skin Vitamin C Serum, I really loved this. It's great at fighting the ageing effects from free radicals, it contains vitamin C so it's brightening and generally calms your complexion. Would repurchase. Typical price £80 but members pay £12.12.

Candles

I recently bought the Leather, Violet leaves and labdanum candle and my god, it's divine. So smokey, earthy and musky. It's going to be absolutely perfect for those cosy Autumnal nights. I've also heard amazing things about their Bahia De Meil candle.

Eye Cream, Eyebrow Pencil

Uber Youth Super Eye Energy Peptide Infusion Cream is a really lovely eye cream, it's great at hydrating and getting rid of puffiness. Typical price £65, members pay £8.54

Superbrow Luxe Precision Pencil - let me tell you, this brow pencil is bloody amazing. I use the shade perfect brown, cool and it's the perfect shade for mousey brown hair. It's got a super fine nib so you can draw on individual hairs and then theres a small brush on the other side to brush out any harsh lines. I've just run out of my second one of these and have already ordered my 3rd. 10/10.
Typical price £20, members pay £5.44.

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So there's my round up of Beauty Pie, how it works, how much it costs and my favourite products. Do let me know if you have any other questions and I'd love to help.

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10 September 2020

The Autumnal Cardigan Edit

 


We are officially entering knitwear season, well, after a few more days of hot weather. But we're on the countdown to cosy evenings, cold crisp air, candles, cashmere and crunchy autumnal leaves. I adore Autumn, I love wrapping up in all the layers but still being able to wear floaty skirts and bare legs and generally just getting cosy.

I love cardigans in particular for layering and they're perfect with a midi skirt and either a t-shirt underneath or a pretty floaty blouse. I've popped a couple of dreamy knits below that I've fallen in love with on the internet recently.

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3 September 2020

Products For Glowing Skin

 

Whenever I speak to friends about skincare we all say that we want products that give us glowing skin, and I think really that's what most women want. 

Out of all the products I try and test, ones that make my skin glowing are my absolute favourite and what I always look, for so I thought I'd share some of my favourites.


The Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules are amazing. They're a little dose of Vitamin C and E, and each capsule contains the perfect amount of serum for one application. I notice a huge difference in my skin when I use these, it looks generally brighter and more even. This is my second bottle and with the first I noticed it got rid a lot of the pigmentation that came out post-pregnancy.

Sticking with the vitamin C theme I wanted the mention the This Work Morning Serum Hyaluronic Acid (and vitamin C). Anything with hyaluronic acid in it is a winner for me as it's amazing for hydration, and when combined with vitamin C is just the perfect concoction. I like to use this in the morning before putting my make up on.



Another way to add some glow into your skincare routine is with your cleanser. The Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter is great because it feels like a normal cleansing balm but actually eats away at dead skin, leaving you with a glowing base. I also love the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Multi-Acid Micropeeling Pads because they're so quick and easy to use. You simply swipe one pad over your face and the multi-acids eat away at dead skin.

On the topic of Beauty Pie, if you use the code GEMMASENTME at checkout you get an extra £50 spending added to your allowance.


Moving onto masks, I've used the Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask for years. It's a super quick mask, you pop it on for 10 minutes then rinse off, so even the busiest of gals could squeeze it in. 

A similar mask is the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel. Again you pop it on for 10 minutes and it eats away at dead skin leaving you with buffed, glowing skin.


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Finally, the Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum. This tackles damage from pollution and UV rays, so it's great for pigmentation and contains glycolic acid to yep, you guessed it, buff away at dead skin. So not only does this give you glow but it also helps to treat any dark marks and pigmentation. 


I hope you found this post helpful and you've picked up some recommendations to perk your skin up and inject a little bit of glow, which lets face it we're all going to need some extra glow with winter around the corner!



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