When Ruth Crilly of A Model Recommends places something in her most-coveted Top 10 Beauty, you step up and listen. Alpha-H Liquid Gold has warranted cult status from everyone and their mom it seems, hailed as the HG to non-abrasive exfoliation. Reading reviews of this liquid gold (no pun intended… okay yes, pun intended), one commenter even said, “At 70 years old I have cared for my skin all my life using numerous products, but this one takes things to a different level.” As you may know, I’m rather dubious when it comes to believing the hype over cult beauty, but with that kind of praise, I had to give it a try. What’s my verdict? Read on, curious reader. Read on.
Part two of my ‘Can’t Live Without…’ Beauty series. Skincare (and hair) products are my absolute favourite. For one, I feel like it’s the closest you can be to an apothecary (which, as we all know, is the coolest of ancient professions). Secondly, it’s the category of beauty that aims to change for the better — rather than cover what’s wrong. It’s why I spend so much time (and money) on skincare products, and it’s why my bathroom cabinet looks a bit like a sorcerer’s chamber.
It’s beauty week here on Wolf & Stag! In this two-part series, I’ll be chatting all things ‘Holy Grail’ beauty — otherwise known as HG or “the products I can’t live without.” These are the beauty buys I’ve felt worth splashing my hard-earned money repeatedly — because they are just that damn good. In part one, I’ll be focusing just on makeup. In Friday’s Part Two, I’ll be delving into the apothecary-like world of good skincare.
Featured image via Ralph & Rice. So you know how celebs/bloggers/annoying people in your life have ‘their’ salon that they always go to? The ‘hair stylist’ they can only trust to do their hair? Yep, you can tell I am not one of those people. Not because of lack of want, but because A.) I am financially dependent on first-time Treatwell discounts (my hair is fucking expensive and loooooong, people) and B). I hadn’t found one I liked enough yet.
Well, a few Mondays ago, one salon was able to break through my cynical shell and bring me that ohhh I get it now! moment that I had been wanting to find: Ralph & Rice. My favourite salon in London.
Featured image via E.L.F. Are you looking to make the swap to cruelty-free beauty? This has been on my ‘New Year Resolutions’ list for a few years now, and I will admit it’s been a slower process than I anticipated. I rarely stick to the same product twice (honestly? I think very few products warrant cult status because most don’t actually do anything. SO CONTROVERSIAL, I know) — so when I actually find a product that I love, I marry it like a penguin.