‘Yes to’ a natural skincare range that delivers great results: Review

How has it taken me this long to discover the ‘Yes to’ range?!

If like me, you seemed to have missed some (or all! 🤦🏼‍♀️) of the hype about this brand, here’s a bit of background info…

‘Created in the US in 2006 by two friends from California who wanted to create a super-natural beauty range that was made from fruit and vegetables. Yes to is now the fastest growing natural beauty brand in the US and No.1 in masks – outselling L’Oréal! 

To read more about the Yes to story, click HERE to visit the website.

Products without compromise

When scrolling through the Yes to website, it’s obvious how much pride is taken in creating a natural beauty product – that delivers.

‘Skin absorbs much of what you put on it, so we believe it’s important to care as much about what you put on your body as what you put in it. Our formulas are truly natural, and we’re proud to be up front and fully transparent about it! Literally, front and center on all our products you’ll find our seal showing each and every product contains at least 95% NATURAL INGREDIENTS. Our products are also formulated without parabens, plus packaged in recyclable packaging whenever possible‘.

In addition to this, the products are also:

  • Cruelty-free & Leaping Bunny Certified
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Formulated without silicones & SLS

With a team of skincare experts behind them, the brand ensure that they combine awesome natural ingredients, with the latest and greatest formulation recipes to make sure that the products deliver on what the consumer wants – whether that’s cleansing, masking, moisturising etc.

Because of this, there’s a great selection of ranges designed for a variety of skin types.


Yes to…

  • Charcoal – for all skin types
  • Cucumber – for sensitive skin
  • Coconut – for dry skin
  • Grapefruit – for dull & uneven skin tones
  • Tomatoes – for combination & blemish prone skin

I bought this little mask on a whim when placing an order on ASOS and had zero clue about any of the above ranges, till I went to do a bit of researching for this post. In future, I’d def like to try Yes to charcoal, but my impulse buy this time was part of the Yes To Tomatoes collection.

Keep on reading to find out my thoughts on the DIY Powder-to-Clay Mask

Yes To Tomatoes naturally derived formulation blends powerful fruit extracts with other ingredients to help keep combination skin balanced and clear.

I LOVE that there’s the option to customise the mask with other natural ingredients. My skin has been super dull and really tired, so I decided to add a little lemon to my mix.


This packet contained a ‘single use’ mask, but if you were with a friend – or other half(!), I reckon you’d both be good in a joint skincare sesh. I had heaps left over, but unfortunately it doesn’t keep once mixed, so had to bin the rest.

The pack comes with a built-in mixing bowl and measuring spoon (which also works as an applicator!) for you to prep the mask in.

Adding the powder, then the water to take it up to the line, it’s really easy to mix to create a clay.

I added the lemon juice after the water, so it meant my mix was well past the line and it was really watery to begin with. I was worried it was going to be impossible to spoon on to my face, but with a bit more mixing and leaving it to settle a little, it thickened up 👍🏼.

Now that the mix was a good consistency, I used the other side of the spoon, to apply an even layer to my face, avoiding eye area, eyebrows and hairline.

Then I left it for 20mins – for a deep treatment…

…before removing with a damp face cloth.


I honestly couldn’t love this mask more! I thought the results were great. My skin felt fab – although a MASSIVE pimple appeared on my face shortly after! I guess it shows that the mask did it’s job of drawing out impurities from the skin though.

Since reading more about the brand, it’s 100% one that I’ll continue to support. It’s natural products and cruelty free approach – along with the fact that this mask was awesome, means that I’ll be trying a few more of the products soon.

Watch this space! 💋

Taking Bridal Makeup Inspiration from the BAFTAs 2019

The stars were out in force at London’s Royal Albert Hall last night for the 72nd annual EE British Academy Film Awards.

In a night full of glamour and glitz, the makeup trends were unusually understated (I’m not sure that I can say the same about some of the dresses…and let’s not get started on Katy Perry’s GRAMMYs frock!!).  With a number of celebrities embracing a natural makeup look, that wouldn’t look out of place making it’s way down the aisle, I’ve selected some of my favourites to give a bit of inspiration to any bride to be’s out there.

Eleanor Tomlinson (below) looked effortlessly chic with her rose lips and subtle highlight along her cheekbones…



…whilst, Rachel Weisz and Claire Foy (above) selected a satin finish lipstick with berry tones, to match a matte brown smokey eye – resulting in a strikingly simple look, but complimenting their porcelain skin and dark hair perfectly,

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Perfect Red Lipsticks for Valentine’s Day 💋 (inc tips for that perfect pout!)

I’ve never been much of a Valentines Day fan (I’m a proper romantic I am 🙈!), but it does give a good excuse to pucker up with some sexy red lipstick, which is much more up my street 😀!

Red Lipstick is always my go to, whether it’s to compliment a glam look…

To brighten up a cold February day…

Or just to add a bit of a statement…

If you find the right shade, it can completely transfer a smile (or pout)…but before I list some of my favourite Red Lippies, lets just take a minute to run through a little lip care

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James Dun’s House (Aberdeen) – Spa Day

I’m so delayed in writing up this post (not sure where the times gone!) but back in September, I took advantage of a Newbie offer that James Dun’s House were offering and booked in for an hour full body massage (for £30!) with my Mum and Sister.

Welcomed into the busy hair salon, we grabbed a seat at the large wooden table whilst we waited for our therapists to pick us up.

Once collected, we were led downstairs into a quiet haven and were each shown to our separate treatment rooms.

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The Village (Aberdeen) – Spa Day

I’m slowly working my way round the Aberdeen Spas (check out my other posts on The House and The Marcliffe) and this time, it was the turn of Aberdeen’s Village Hotel.

After picking up a great deal on itison, we couldn’t wait to get a date booked for a bit of R&R. Unfortunately though, it took a lot of attempts/messages before we eventually got through to the Spa, so with limited availability (from both sides), we had a little while to wait for our pampering sesh!

[N.B I’ve since tried to book in for another treatment and found the same problem. I’m not sure if it’s a problem with their phone system, but I’m reluctant to keep trying!]

The hours of the Spa are great – especially for those who work a 9-5 job. Opening until 8pm Monday to Friday means that you can take advantage of a mid week offer, by booking in for an after work treatment.

We booked in for our treatments (a back, neck and shoulder massage, followed by a facial) at 6.45pm, so that we had time to visit the pool beforehand.

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Charlotte Tilbury – Collagen Lip Bath – Review 💋

Charlotte Tilbury is easily one of my favourite make up brands. I love the quality and versatility of the products. It’s so easy to switch a look from natural day, to after work glam, without constantly needing to reapply.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have also noticed that ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’ is one of my go to’s when creating a flawless bridal look, but I also love using them for a quick sweep over lids to create high pigment shimmer…especially on holiday skin (‘Bette’ looks gorge with a tan)!

When Charlotte launched the new Collagen Lip Bath, promising to create ‘plumper-looking’ lips, whilst putting some moisture back in, I got it in my bag – pronto.

So what makes the Lip Bath so good? Well CharlotteTilbury.com says:

  • Lip plumping mustard sprout extract helps to hydrate and enhance lip volume, defining the contours of your lips and creating a fuller, firmer-looking appearance.
  • Marine Collagen moisturises and creates a plumping effect by hydrating your lips and giving the appearance of smoothing out lines.
  • Coconut Oil nourishes and softens your lips.
  • Pearlescent Pigments create a milky pink sheen that reflects the light to make lips look fuller and wider.
  • Peppermint extract gives your lips a cool, fresh feeling

But did it live up to expectations? Keep scrolling to find out my thoughts

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Met Gala 2018 – Fashion Hits & Makeup Crushes

The A-Listers were out in force at last night’s Met Gala, where the theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.  Held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the stars took their turns in revealing their imaginative takes on this years theme.

The winners of the night for me, have to be Jennifer Lopez and Gigi Hadid.

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Serenity at ‘The House’ – Aberdeen

Situated on Great Western Road, The House Spa describes itself as a ‘retreat in the heart of the city; a sanctuary of personal comfort and total escapism’.

The House offers a range of different spa packages to enjoy.  Booking either a full or half day, the packages entitles use of the facilities which include the hammana room, aroma room, rock sauna and hydro massage pool…and also includes a light lunch.

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