A Mini Cult Beauty Haul & 15% Off


You know I stop by the Cult Beauty ‘What’s New’ page way to often. I could recite the just-dropped items to you off by heart if you fancied? I think if I ever had to whip out a party trick then that’s what I’d do. Wild, I know. But surprisingly my latest skim of their cream of the crop is laden with repurchases – a true sign that I really, really do love something. And with a Cult Beauty birthday flash sale happening tonight (shhhhh! 15% off everything from 6pm tonight to 6am tomorrow) I thought this may give you some food for thought…

Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxemy one true tanning love. Recently I’ve found some competition for this stuff, but it still sits at the top in terms of all-round tanning goodness. A true sun kissed look that doesn’t look too dark despite the name that fades evenly without a patch in sight. This is my fifth (!?) bottle, I think. I’ve lost count.

Margaret Dabbs Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion and Exfoliating Foot Moussethe at-home pedi powerhouses. I had both of these in mini try-me sizes, used ’em all up and now it’s time to upsize. The lotion does what it says on the tin and when left on overnight in the comfort of fluffy socks things are baby soft by the morning, but it’s the mousse that really rocks my socks. It’s packed with pumice and actually makes me laugh when I’m using it because it’s that ticklish. The end result is well worth tickling my own feet for though….well that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.

Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo in Sculpting/Candlelightthe contouring wonders in cream form. I have been so intrigued to try this for the longest time. My favourite contour and highlighting duo in a blendable, buttery texture – I’m all over that. I’ve only given it a go a handful of times so can’t report back comprehensively yet, but so far so good. It’s pigmented enough to hold its own, but it goes on well with fingers and lasts a decent amount of time. Full school report coming soon.

Aesop Resurrection Hand Washbecause I was feeling fancy. There really was no excuse to put this in my basket, but after many times of adding it, then wimping out and removing it at the last minute it somehow stayed there and the checkout process continued. What can I blame it on? Period brain? Girlie maths? The fact that my apple crumble had just exploded in the oven and I was feeling emotional? Yeah we’ll go with that one.

Cult Beauty, 6pm tonight – be there or be square. I’ll be there. Stalking the ‘What’s New’ pages as usual…


  • Amazing, thanks for the heads up! x


  • Sophie ♥

    Nice haul! I do love Cult Beauty & the service+shipping, even to as far away as ‘lil old NZ is impressive. My order arrived in under a week which is great. x

    Sophie | Nana Wintour

  • Love these products! I need that Kevyn Aucoin creamy duo in my life. I also love the Aesop hand wash, I couldn’t help but splurge out on one too!

    The Sunday Chapter

  • I really want to get my hands on that Kevyn Aucoin duo! It looks beautiful!!!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  • The foot lotion and foot mousse sound awesome! Deffo wanna give them a try!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • Benn

    I want to try some Aesop products, especially the hand wash. Like you said, “fancy” haha !

    -BENNevolent |

  • Sylvia

    I want to order from Cult Beauty SO bad but something tells me that the shipping and customs fees to Canada will be INSANE! BLURG!! What’s a beauty addict to do?!


  • Carrie Ward

    ‘My apple crumble has exploded in the oven and I was feeling emotional.’
    So using that as an excuse next time I splurge at space nk to the husband.

  • Ah, wanna try Aesop sooooo bad !

  • REALLY want to try Aesop out, especially the handwash!!

    “The fact that my apple crumble had just exploded in the oven and I was feeling emotional?” Soooooo going to use this as a excuse from now on!!

  • nueyork

    The sculpting duo looks amazing, but a lot smaller than I imagined!

  • Avanti

    The Kevyn Aucoin product looks beautiful and luxurious.
    I would really love to try Aesop products as well.


  • Beautyandtheb

    I am the biggest fan of x-en tan, so far I haven’t tried the dark tan though, I love the Moroccan tan!

    B xx

  • Oooh I may be joining you at 6pm for that Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Duo! Looks divine and it may already be lurking on my wish list….x

    Ellen Rozalia |

  • Daniella




  • I kind of wish the KA Creamy Glow duo had equal amounts of product — I contour wayyy more often than I highlight, and I don’t know that I would run out of them evenly enough. Maybe if it’s okay to be mixed with base?

  • Sometimes you just have to cave on the unnecessary purchases 🙂 Hopefully the Aesop hand wash lives up to your expectations!
    BellaRose Makeup |

  • Manouk

    Not that mini to me haha! x

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait

  • I must try Xen tan, you’ve been raving about it for a long time. I need to look into it more!
    Carolyn | BLOG

  • Ahhh, these look dreamy. Very jealous right now.

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  • Love a good haul! Very tempted right now…

  • Rivenstar

    It’s after 8pm now and I don’t see the sale. Is there a promo code we need to put in?

  • so so tempted by this ! The aesop soap sounds amazing as does the Kevin Aucoin duo

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Mana Smith

    I love fancy hand soap. I never buy it for me, but I have as a gift. Exploded apple crumble calls for fancy hand soap though.


    Fashion and Happy Things

  • The Kevyn Aucoin product sounds amazing!

  • Great picks, Anna! That Aesop handwash is such a fantastic luxury buy and the Kevin Aucoin cream sculpting duo sounds dreamy! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts 🙂

  • emiller1233

    Thanks for the tip!

  • Carolyn Wolfram

    I haven’t tried any of these products. The foot products sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • It’s probably for the best that I missed this sale, that could have been dangerous! 😉

  • Ooh the creamy duo looks right up my street! Placed an order yesterday based on your and Lily’s recommendations and cannot wait for it to arrive 🙂

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  • Lovely xo

    Aliona |

  • happy 6th birthday to them!

  • PeonyandPeach

    Can’t wait for your Kevin Aucoin review, I much prefer contour and highlighter products in cream form. Does it come in different shade options?

  • Susie

    Xen tan dark absolute luxe….This product is amazing…. Or was

  • haha.. same here.. overtime I go to Aesop, I just want to put it in my basket.. but then hesitate and put it back. 🙂