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October Favourites

Good morning and happy half term. I feel like I say this every month but as if it is the end of October already! Here are my October favourites 💫 *some products have been gifted and some links are affiliate links

First up is the Dermalogica Daily Microfiliant. This has been my go-to exfoliator for the past year or so. As I work with Dermalogica, I am extremely lucky to have received this as pr but have also purchased in-between being gifted it. I use this every day and it is a fantastic gentle exfoliator which leaves your skin feeling smooth and squeaky clean. One of my favourites!

*all aff links Here are a couple of makeup bits I have enjoyed using this month. I have talked about the Glow Cherie base layer I use before but I picked it up in a darker shade this month. I only use a little bit as I mix it in with a moisturiser before applying. You can shop it here: https://amzn.to/3CqVG3K I love a dewy finish so I picked up this setting spray again from NYX. This is the third time I have bought this and it really gives you that glow. If you want to buy, here is a link https://amzn.to/3jHXNJc Finally, this Burt’s Bees lip balm is perfect over lipstick or also just on its own. It smells incredible and I just love their lip balms 🌿 https://amzn.to/3nD3qtf

I wanted to mention a few interiors brands I have been loving recently over on Instagram.

Cedar & South have the most beautiful pieces and I will be bringing you all something really exciting in collaboration with Jennie over on my Instagram in the next week or so. Here is their website: https://cedarandsouth.co.uk/ *image taken from website

House of Neutrals is another stunning brand I discovered recently and they have the best selection of pillows. If you love neutral tones, then you need to check their products out 🤍 https://www.houseofneutrals.com/ *image taken from website

I recently bought some new pieces from Scandi Minimal and was so pleased with my purchases. They have such a great selection of products from homeware to children’s items. Here is the link to their website to have a browse https://www.scandiminimal.com/ *image taken from website

And that is it for this month! October has flown by and I honestly cannot believe we are almost in November. I don’t know about you but I have been a little slower thinking about Christmas this year – that isn’t to say I haven’t been pinning ideas like mad! I will be writing a whole blog post all about what we are planning on doing this year with our decor, our tree and little hacks to save money so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Have a lovely day and take care.

Rebecca x

September Favourites

As if it is the end of September already – where has the time gone? Here’s your September blog post featuring some of my favourite things for this month. There are a mixture of beauty, skincare, fashion & home bits. *contains pr items and some aff links

First up are two new makeup favourites. I wanted a really lovely nude lipstick for autumn/winter and I found this one from Rimmel called ‘I Dare You’ 💄 It is shade 720 and it is the easiest lipstick to apply which actually lasts! It is a bargain price under £3 & I’ve linked it here for you – https://amzn.to/3o9UCNE *aff link. This bronzer palette from Makeup Revolution is also a new addition to my makeup bag this season. It is very pigmented so you don’t need to apply too much to get that all over bronzed look and I love it for this time of year – https://amzn.to/3AIUOa1 *aff link.

Next up are two products I have been using in my skincare routine which were kindly sent to me from Dermalogica (pr products). I have talked about the ‘Biolumin-C Gel Moisturizer’ before but I wanted to mention it again this month because it has been such a staple in my morning routine. I use it every day – sometimes with a pump of CC cream and it really is the most perfect product for that glowy skin. The ‘Daily Glycolic Cleanser’ is a brightening and conditioning cleanser that renews dull, uneven skin tone and helps remove buildup on your skin. I have only been using this for about four days as a new cleanser but so far I love it. I will report back next month with how I have been finding it.

Slippers! Who doesn’t love a pair of cosy slippers in autumn/winter? I shared a picture on my Instagram stories featuring these slippers and so many of you messaged me so I have popped a link to them here – https://amzn.to/3CKWU9U *aff link.

I have been on the hunt for some things to add to our home to make it feel more cosy for autumn. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen our finished master bedroom with pops of blue and lots of wicker baskets! Our chest of drawers and bedside cabinets are from Cotswold Co and we love them so much. They are so well made and look perfect in this room. All of the items in this picture are tagged over on my Instagram which is linked on my home page.

Filling my home with different scents at different times of year is something I always look forward to doing. I am so excited to be working with Smellacloud this month who offer diffusers and a range of oils for your home. Keep an eye on my Instagram feed for more details coming soon where all items will be tagged too.

Finally for this September favourites blog, I had to show you guys this beautiful mug I bought from Home Addition. How perfect is this for autumn? I don’t think I need to say much more…🎃

I hope that you all have a lovely autumnal Sunday and I will catch up with you all soon.

Lots of love,

Rebecca 🤎

August Favourites

Good afternoon everyone and happy Wednesday. It’s time for this month’s favourites. I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone. I will be back in the full swing of teaching in no time at all! As always, some items mentioned in this blog post are gifted and will be marked with a *

Let’s start with a couple of beauty products and a new moisturiser from Dermalogica*.

I am not wearing my mask as frequently as I was before my second vaccine so I am now wearing lipstick again! I found this liner and lipstick on Amazon from KIKO for great affordable prices and I love the shades for autumn. This is their ‘Smart Fusion Lipstick’ in shade 405 and the liner is shade 303. The liner is a little darker than the lipstick so you do have to make sure you blend it in with a gloss or a balm. They last well on your lips and I love the darker shade for the colder months to come.

Dermalogica kindly sent me their new product as a #skinfluener and I have been using it for a week or so now. Their new ‘Biolumin C-Gel Moisturizer’ does exactly what it says it does. On the first application, my skin looked radiant, glowing and felt amazing. I mix a drop into my tinted cc serum as part of my daily makeup routine too which gives me that weightless glowy base. I am really going to enjoy using this in autumn to maintain that holiday-like glowing skin.

Over the summer holidays I have really let me nails grow out as during term time I normally completely neglect them! I found some really gorgeous floral stickers on Amazon which you apply using tweezers and seal with a clear topcoat. I always put on a nail strengthener before I do anything else and this helps encourage growth and prevents breakage. I used the cherry blossom stickers for this manicure but there are so many to choose from in the pack I picked up – sunflowers, purple flowers, black and white flowers. It does take a bit of time and patience let me tell you but my nails feel fresh and it’s just a bit of fun.

Next up are some new additions to the master bedroom. I was so lucky to work with two beautiful interiors brands this month – Cotswold Grey* and Champagne & Ginger*. I was gifted this elm stool and blue cashmere throw from Cotswold Grey and then these belly baskets from Champagne & Ginger. They work so well together and make our bedroom feel cosy and ready for the new season.

Finally, I wanted to mention ‘The Midnight Library’ again by Matt Haig. It has been such a joy to read and I couldn’t recommend it more. If you haven’t read it, you need to!

Have a lovely day guys and I’ll be back on the blog next week with an autumn fashion post so turn on email notifications if you don’t want to miss that.

Rebecca x

July Favourites

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you have all been holding up in this heat! I’m definitely enjoying the cooler weather. It’s the summer holidays and therefore I have a little bit more time on my hands for my blog so here is July’s monthly favourites. There’s a real mixture of bits and bobs in this blog from skincare to interiors, book and TV recommendations. There are no photographs in this blog – it is just a chatty post. *contains some pr products

First up is this Smart Response Serum from Dermalogica. This is my holy grail at the moment and I use it every night in my evening skincare routine. The serum works with your skin using SmartResponse technology to hydrate, soothe, brighten and firm. Each time you use it, the product gives you a personalised response and gives your skin what it needs. I have been using this for around a month now and my skin is brighter and healthier-looking. I also used the skin analyser available on the Dermalogica website which is amazing, giving you some tips on what areas of your skin need that extra bit of TLC.

Sticking with skincare, I get asked quite a lot over on my Instagram about what makeup products I use in the summer months. I have been using the SunSense Daily Face SPF50+ with an invisible tint finish and that is my base. It isn’t oily and the SPF is amazing. For the evening and if I were to go out out, I use the No7 Skin Illuminator and this gives you a beautiful glow. In previous blog posts I have also mentioned the Glow Cherie by L’Oreal which I am not using at the moment but it is a great dupe for the By Terry CC Serum.

Next, I wanted to mention a local interiors brand in Broadway called At Home With The Rudds. When my partner and I visited a couple of weeks ago we just fell in love with everything they had to offer. They are on Instagram -@athomewiththerudds if you want to check them out.

I don’t read as much as I should but I recently bought ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig. I am about half the way through it and it is SO good. It is one of those books I find myself thinking about when I am not reading it. It’s definitely worth the read and I know it is on some of your summer reading lists already.

Another small and local business I thought I should feature is Margaret Poppy Jewellery. Based in Cheltenham, the brand offers gorgeous jewellery which tells a story and some of their pieces are stunning. I was kindly gifted the gorgeous Matilda huggie hoops which you can find on my feed and over at @margaret_poppy_jewellery on Instagram.

Finally, I am binge watching ‘The Handmaids Tale’ and I am obsessed. I watched season 1 and 2 religiously but I am now catching up season 3 and the new season on Channel 4. If you are looking for a new series, I would highly recommend this!

Have a lovely Sunday and fingers crossed we get the sun back soon!

Rebecca x

April Favourites

Happy bank holiday weekend and I hope that you have all had a good week. It’s time for a monthly favourites post and this month it’s all about skincare and home furnishings. *Some products have been gifted.

These two Dermalogica products have been firm favourites this month. I am always so grateful to Dermalogica who send me their new products as a #skinfluencer – thank you! I mentioned the ‘Powerbright Dark Spot Serum’ last month but I couldn’t give it a full review as I had only just started using it. After using this for about two months, I have been really impressed with the results. I had some darker spots on my skin from scarring and pigmentation and using this serum has definitely faded some of those areas. Such a great product 🙌🏼

The second product that has made the favourites list from Dermalogica was sent to me a couple of weeks ago and is the ‘Melting Moisture Masque’. I get quite dry skin from time to time and a tiny amount of this keeps my skin feeling so hydrated for hours. The product turns from a balm to oil upon application and just melts into your skin. I would even go as far as saying that this is one of my favourite Dermalogica products of all time! This is definitely worth checking out if you want something deeply nourishing and rehydrating.

Origins Ginzing range has been a go-to for me for the past five or six months. I don’t like to really wear makeup in the summer months so this tinted moisturiser is perfect and has SPF40. I have also switched out my concealer for under my eyes for this eye cream which has made my daily makeup routine a lot quicker. It brightens and refreshes and no creases!

I used to be really into doing my brows and then couldn’t be bothered with how long it all took. Anyone else go through that phase? I hadn’t used anything on them for years until I found this organic product by Lavera on Amazon. It is a clear styling gel which I apply and brush through in an upwards motion to give the appearance of thicker brows. Now I use this every day and it takes seconds.

The final skincare/makeup product on the favourites list this month is the ‘Ride or Die’ lip balm from Elf in shade peach. A little goes a long way and it is such a gorgeous colour.

If you follow me on Instagram, you will know how much I love interiors and home styling. I was on the hunt for the perfect cushion covers for spring and summer and found this gorgeous lemon print from Dunelm along with a block blue colour and this French Toile De Jouy design on eBay. When put together, all of the designs worked perfectly with the striped Vinegar Hill cushions.

Finally, I wanted to touch on some of my favourite ceramic pieces for this month. I have always loved blue and white ceramics but was never bold enough to bring them into my home until I saw it so beautifully done over on Instagram. I trawled Ebay and found the two small vases and the candlestick holder and then saw this gorgeous plant pot on Amazon. I love how these pieces stand out in my home yet still work with the more neutral and green tones.

I hope that you all have a fantastic long weekend and enjoy the breaks in the weather. Fingers crossed for some sun!

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Rebecca x

February Favourites

Good afternoon guys and welcome to another monthly favourites. I can’t quite believe we are in the middle of February! So without further ado, let’s get on with this month’s favourites.

Let’s kick things off with skincare beauty products.

Since we entered into the third lockdown, I have been experimenting with manicures. I really like to do colourful tips (I do use nail stickers to help with the lines) and these two shades from Barry M – ‘Lavendar’ and ‘Pistachio’ have been firm favourites for February. I have ordered a few new shades including ‘Banana Split’ and ‘Cotton’ from Barry M. I have also been using this Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream for ages now! It lasts and lasts and just feels so great after a manicure.

A new product I have been using instead of concealer is the Origins Refreshing Eye Cream To Brighten And Depuff. I am not normally one to go out of the house without concealer but this has been such a great replacement. It doesn’t give you much coverage but it certainly brightens. As a #skinfluencer with Dermalogica, I am extremely lucky to receive products from them every now and again so when this arrived I got a little bit excited! As always, there is no obligation to talk about their products or to do reviews but this Neck & Contour Serum is great. I have linked the product here for you to read about. (Not an affiliate link) I have been using it for about three weeks now and I love it. Sticking with skincare, I have starting using reusable cotton pads. If you haven’t switched yet then what are you waiting for?

With regards to makeup, there isn’t much new but at the moment I am wearing this combination on my lips all the time – Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner 150 Stellar Pink and the Ascot Dianthis Lip Gloss from & Other Stories. So pretty!

Next up are a few little interiors bits and bobs I have picked up recently. If you follow me over on Instagram you will know that I love William Morris prints. I saw these tea towels and knew they needed a place in our kitchen. I found them on Amazon and they do so many different designs.

This rattan tray is also from Amazon but when it sold out I bought another from Ebay. I do prefer this one as it is darker and a bit bigger than my other one. Such a lovely addition to the centre of our dining table where normally, there is a vase full of flowers on it.

I just want to finish this blog off by mentioning a couple of small businesses.

In my last blog I linked you to Petal Head’s website and I’m going to do it again! I recently asked Alex to design a dry bouquet for me and she has been so accommodating and so kind. Her prices are very reasonable and she is extremely talented. I can’t wait for my bouquet to come 💐

Annie’s prints are stunning. I found her through an advert on Instagram and had a browse at her gorgeous art work. I ended up going for her British Bees print which will fit in nicely in our living space. Check out her website 🐝

That’s all then guys for February’s favourites. I know it’s a bit early but I am on half term right now so I have the time!

Have a good day x

November Favourites

Good morning guys and happy Saturday! I hope everyone is OK in this second lockdown. I am making the most of the slow weekends again and trying to see the positives. I mean, I get to sit on my sofa and binge watch Netflix without feeling guilty I guess.

It is that time of the month where I share some of my favourite products with you all and just in time for Christmas too.

First up are these three beauty/skincare products in the photograph above. Dermalogica kindly sent me their Phyto Replenish Body Oil which comes in this stunning bottle with a rollerball for application. Like all Dermalogica products I write about on my blog or share on my Instagram, there is no obligation to post but to be as transparent as possible I will always declare it as a PR product. This oil smells INCREDIBLE with infusions of Fermented Red Ginseng , bright Bergamot, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli and Sandalwood. I tried it this morning and honestly…it is up there with one of my favourite products that I have received as a #skinfluencer. A huge thank you Dermalogica!

Next up is this gorgeous lip colour from Rimmel. Now, this has got to be the cheapest lipstick I have bought but also the best for colour. I have always loved pink and nude shades for my lips and this lipstick – shade 45 is just perfect. It is less than £3 on Amazon! Such a bargain.

This blush by Bourjois in shade 10 Golden Chesnut is the perfect shade for autumn and winter. I love the warm undertones of it and it gives that pop of glowy colour on your cheeks. I picked this up again on Amazon.

Steering away from makeup and skincare and moving onto interiors, I had been looking for ages for some faux eucalyptus that looked real. I ordered 6 stems which were just under £20 and I am so pleased with them. They are such great quality and I have even had to put some of them away in storage as 3 stems was enough to fill my vase. You can find the product here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B085DJFYMP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The lamp in the photograph above is also on my favourites list this month. Again, I spent hours trawling the internet for a perfect neutral lamp for our living space and then I saw this one! It is so simple and so pretty and just fits in with our décor. It was under £30 so a good price too for a sturdy, ceramic lamp. Here is the link to it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Z9FXLF9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Another favourite this month is ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ over on Netflix. It was definitely something I was apprehensive about watching as I have no idea how you play chess, but it is so good. Definitely worth a watch if you are at home on the sofa!

I hope you have a lovely day and I will speak to you soon x

Autumn/Winter Skincare

Happy weekend guys and what a miserable day it is outside. I thought I would update my blog as it has been a hot minute since I have.

Autumn and winter are my favourite months of the year. I love the smells, the colours, the chunky knits and the biker boots. Curling up on the sofa under a blanket with a hot chocolate is where you’ll find me most autumnal evenings.

With the colder months, my skincare routine needs switching up a little bit so I thought I would share that with you all.

Shower and Bath

In the shower I am using the Sanctuary Spa Body Wash and 2 Day Long Lasting Moisture Shower Oil. Essential oils and jojoba beads in the body wash lather up when used and smell delicious! I then use the oil which is a blend of gold of pleasure oil and omega’s 3, 6 and 9. I had never used an in-shower oil before but it really does leave your skin feeling nourished and silky soft. Both products feel really luxurious and I love that they smell like you are at a spa! I picked up both on Amazon. I also like to use a loofah exfoliating glove. This one is from Hydrea London and it makes such a different to my skin when I use it. I also got this from Amazon. I am waiting on the Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub Exfoliator to arrive so I will be sure to share my thoughts on that once I have used it a few times. I love an exfoliator!

It is so easy to neglect your skin in the shower and just use all of the products afterwards but it really does make a difference looking after it when showering or bathing. Talking of baths, I rarely have them but when I do I love to use Imperial Leather and my favourite right now is Moroccan Sunset. It smells divine!

Face and Body

After the shower, I lather myself up in Neutrogena’s Visibly Renew moisturiser. I only ever really use Neutrogena for body moisturisers as I love how thick they are – great for the colder months. Then I will either use the Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster, which is a concentrated oil booster that helps to restore balance to sensitive skin, or the Typology Organic Sweet Almond Oil. Sweet Almond improves skin health as it is high in Vitamin E and has rejuvenating antioxidant properties. (I was kindly sent both of these oils as PR Products).

I have been trying a new all day tinted moisturiser from SunSense which has SPF 50+. It is their daily face product and I love it! When I saw this had a tint in it and a high SPF I just had to try it. This product also contains Vitamin E which helps with a whole heap of things, including reducing the appearance of fine lines. As I am getting older I am realising how important it is to protect your skin so I no longer use a foundation or a base in the day- I just use this.

Before bed, I use my trusty favourite Polaar Night Revitalizing Mask. Polaar are such an incredible company who I have worked with in the past and I love their products. This night mask is like sleep in a bottle. My skin the next morning after using this just feels brand new and well cared for. (Previous PR Product).

Et voila! That is my autumn/winter skincare change up. Have a great Saturday!

August Favourites

Good afternoon guys. It’s that time again where I bring you a bunch of my favourite products for August. So without further ado, here they are!

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First up is the Robinsons Crushed Lime & Mint fruit cordial. Guys! This is so good. It is the perfect summery drink and we have got through so many bottles of this. So tasty!

Next is the Wilkin & Sons ‘Old Times’ orange marmalade. I have always liked marmalade but this one is definitely my favourite. Since lockdown, I have really got in to having marmalade on sourdough bread. Now I can’t function in the morning without it…and a coffee of course!

I have been working with Dermalogica for over a year now as a #skinfluencer and every time they send me one of their new products it feels like Christmas. The Hydro Masque Exfoliant arrived the other day and I have used it three times already. This is such an amazing product with these amazing spheres which exfoliates with bamboo and hydrates with snow mushroom. You work the spheres into your skin until they disappear and leave the product on for five minutes before washing off. I am a huge fan! New favourite!

We found a new TV series on Netflix and we absolutely loved it! I watched season one of Dirty John by myself but we watched the second series together which is about Betty Broderick. So gripping and really good if you are looking for a new short series to watch.

I was kindly sent these products by Love Raw who make the BEST vegan chocolate ever! I had never tried vegan chocolate before but now, I would choose to get this instead of non-vegan chocolate. There was another one they sent me but I ate it before I got this photo! Pop on over to their website to see their full range https://eatloveraw.com 

This is my second Dr Paw Paw product in the last two months and I love this peachy colour. Honestly, since finding this brand I can’t believe I was using anything different for blush and a tinted lip stain. This product is smaller than the bright orange one I have but goes everywhere with me in my handbag. Such a gorgeous colour! 

I was on the hunt for a good top coat as I am getting back into painting my nails again! I found this one by Essie. It is the Couture Gel Top Coat and is such a great top coat for keeping a colour on. The reason why I never really paint my nails with a colour is because I hate when my colour chips. I have had the colour on for a few days now with this top coat on and I have painted a bathroom, got out in the garden and done other DIY bits. Not a single chip yet!

Indeora sent me their coconut and vanilla deodorant to try and I have been using it for the last two weeks. It is vegan and cruelty free, is a unique and natural magnesium formula and this bottle is supposed to last up to 3 months with 400 sprays. The smell is gorgeous! The one thing I would say is you need to persevere with it. I would also say that if you shave under your arms to not spray on straight away and to wait for an hour or so before popping it on. A very good natural deodorant. Thank you guys for sending it to me. Here is their website https://www.indeora.com/

Finally is this gorgeous loungewear set from Marks and Spencer. When I saw this I ordered it straight away and boy am I glad I did! I am living in this whilst at home. It makes me feel like I am dressed for the day but super comfy. You can also get a short sleeve top to go with the bottoms. I have linked all of the pieces below:

https://www.marksandspencer.com/cosy-knit-ribbed-short-sleeve-lounge-top/p/clp60462786?color=NAVY

https://www.marksandspencer.com/cosy-knit-cuffed-hem-lounge-bottoms/p/clp60458665?color=NAVYMIX

https://www.marksandspencer.com/cosy-knit-ribbed-lounge-top/p/clp60458697?color=NAVYMIX

Marks and Spencer loungwear set

*No obligation to post or write about any of these gifted items.

Dermalogica

Last month I was lucky enough to join the Dermalogica family as a #skinfluencer. After using some of Dermalogica’s products in my skin routine for a month now, I thought I would write a blog post about what I love about them, how I use them and how they have worked for me.

I use the products below in the order I have written about them and I use them every other day in my skin routine. I will link all of the products too.

  1. Precleanse

This product is one of favourites from Dermalogica. I use one pump of this oil-busting emulsifyer and rub it into my skin in a circular motion. It melts away any waterproof mascara, sun cream and build up on your skin. I love using this because it makes my skin feel so clean after use.

precleanse

2. Special Cleansing Gel

After I use the Precleanse, I use this gentle foaming cleanser. It lathers up really well with water and contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria which gently rinses away any dirt or debris on your skin. Some days I will only use this product if I don’t have time for a full skin care routine. This is a great face wash for every day.

special cleansing gel

3. Daily Microfiliant

This is an amazing product! I have tried so many different exfoliators for the face but this one just beats all of them. It is a bit pricey however it is the one exfoliator I have used that really deeply cleans. Rice-based powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to polish skin to perfection. I have to say that after using this for a month three or four times a week my skin has been glowy, smooth and flawless. This is an award winning product and I can see why!

daily microfoliant

4. Skin Smoothing Cream

Some days I will just pop this on after I have used the gel and I really love this moisturiser. It’s a new product from Dermalogica and it features state-of-the-art Active HydraMesh Technology™ to infuse skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration and help protect against environmental stress. It does what it says on the tin and my skin stays feeling hydrated after a night of sleep for the day if I have used it in the evening.

skin smoothing cream

5. SkinPerfect SPF30 Primer

I do not tend to use this with the moisturiser because I felt when I did that I had layered too much onto my face. This is one of the best primers I have used for even and smooth coverage. Also the fact that it has SPF30 is just amazing! It keeps make up in place all day and with its velvety feel it creates a smooth surface for your skin.

skinperfect primer spf30

*I have not been asked to write this by Dermalogica and in no way am I not affiliated with any of the links above.* I just wanted to write an honest review about an amazing skincare brand that I have absolutely loved using. Yes, it is a little pricey but it is totally worth it and I have seen such amazing results.