I’ve known about Cult Beauty for quite some time, no thanks to the plethora of beauty bloggers in the UK I’ve taken to reading on Bloglovin.
Cult Beauty is a UK-based retailer selling – wait for it – cult beauty and lifestyle brands and items. Some of the brands – Liz Earle, Oskia, Emma Hardie – I had never heard of because they’re UK-based.
For birthday week*, by sheer coincidence, Cult Beauty had a massive promotion and I took advantage.
Normally I would have sprung for a ton of skin care goodies, but wanted to try something new since I have recently gone through and organized my stash. I also itemized my beauty wardrobe and knew I didn’t have many holes to fill. In fact, if we’re going to be completely honest, there are some things I don’t have to buy for years.
Behold the haul!
1. Accupressure mats | These two lovely things with spikes are from Bed of Nails. I have the mat and the pillow. Yes, they are spikes but they don’t really hurt…much.
I’m going to be honest, technically I can get this in a store. But I did the math and even with a coupon it was going to be a lot more expensive at the store. So I sprung for the set online and I’m so glad I did!
You see, Bed, Bath and Beyond didn’t have this in black.
2. Moa green balm | I have wanted to try a balm for ages. I had tried the One Love Organics Skin Saviour balm, but that was a sample. I love oils and was wondering if a balm might be just as beneficial in the winter. My skin really needs the hydration and doesn’t do well in cold, dry and windy weather. I had done my research on Moa before and read up on it’s reviews, uses and product information.
I have a tiny pot which I thought would be prudent since I wasn’t quite sure how it would react to my skin.
I find I really like natural products, but sometimes with blends of oils my skin gets a bit irritated.
3. The Wet Brush | Besides the Wet Brush I only have one brush. I used to have a seamless comb from Sephora which has mysteriously disappeared.
My other brush is not so great at detangling and after much deliberation, I have chosen The Wet Brush among other detanglers in the marketplace.
It took a lot more deliberation than it should have done, but I normally don’t buy anything for my hair. I do a bit more hemming and hawing when I’m out of my element.
So excited to try all of these out! Shipping was stupid fast. To North America it took about 3-4 days from their headquarters in London. I only received notice early in the following week because the post forgot to tell me I had a package!
* I realize how strange it is to have haul posts during Numbers November, a month where I am doling out frugality, saving and stretching your money. This package actually came a month ago, so not so strange! Just a matter of scheduling!
Let’s talk about the concept of “cult beauty”. I feel like a lot of
beauty junkies kind of love much of the same things.
Do you have any cult beauty loves? The only one I can come up with is my
Salux bath towel. Let me know what your favourite cult beauty
items are in the comments below or via social media!