New In Beauty – Calissa

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I was recently lucky enough to be sent a few things from the wonderful brand that is Calissa. They’re an independent beauty retailer based in the UK and they stock SO many wonderful unique brands (including a whole load of Vegan ones). They sent me over a surprise package featuring a lot of brands that I know of and some new discoveries too.

First up is the stunning Trio of Treasures by MOR. This is definitely a brand I haven’t come across. Before I could even open this package properly I fell in love. There are three products inside, a Vitamin-Enriched Soapette, a Nourishing Hand Cream and also a Delicately Scented Perfume Oil. Everything smells heavenly. The base scent is Sweet Lychee Flower but with hints of Ripe Berries, Powdery Florals and Green Forest Woods. So you can just imagine how this smells. I think it’s a really unoffensive scent that’s also not overpowering. I think it’s a scent that most people would love as it’s slightly unusual and not what people would expect.

I keep the hand cream near my bed as it’s normally the last thing I put on at night and I feel the smell really comforting. I’ve also used perfume oils in the past and love how longlasting they are. I think they’re also perfect for travelling or popping in your handbag.

The next couple of items which I have completely fallen in love with are the Skin & Tonic London Rose Lip Balm and the delilah Definitive Volumising and Defining Mascara. These aren’t brands that I would normally choose products from, but the Rose Lip Balm is so nourishing. I can have sensitive lips but this works fine for me. I think the fact it only has five ingredients in is the main reason for this. It’s not tinted, greasy and lasted for ages. It’s also cruelty-free.

delilah is a brand I’ve never purchased from before, but their branding and products are gorgeous. I’m normally a bit sceptical when it comes to new mascaras as I know how I like my lashes to look. This mascara has seriously impressed me, it adds a lot of volume and length so if that’s what you’re after then this mascara is perfect for you. The mascara itself is really lightweight and the brush is massive, it reminds me of the Nars Climax mascara. It took me a little getting used to as I normally use a smaller brush but now I’ve mastered it, this is my favourite mascara. I like how you can control what you want your lashes to look like with this product, as you can either sweep a tiny amount on for definition and to add depth to your eyes or you can layer up the coats for lots of volume.

The Compagnie De Provence EP Sweet Almond Hand Cream is probably the nicest smelling hand cream I’ve ever used. It’s a really decent sized tube which I keep around my desk (but would be amazing for your handbag). It’s a light, non-greasy texture which makes my hands feel really moisturised after I use it. The scent is amazing, which really encourages me to use it! However, it doesn’t linger which I actually quite like this as this way it’s not too overpowering.

The Kerastage Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire Gentle Aromatic Shampoo sounds like everything I look for in a shampoo as it’s for dull, devitalised hair. After reading up on this shampoo, I’ve found out that it’s Kerastase’s most natural shampoo. It’s also sulphate and silicone free. I use a lot of product in my hair so I’m hoping it’ll be really clarifying and get rid of any build up too. I’ll let you know how I get on with it.

The last thing that was included in my package was the Element Herbology Nutrition Infusion Sheet Mask. I am a big lover of sheet masks, I find them really hydrating and this one sounds like a dream as it instantly plumps and brightens the complexion. It’s infused with nourishing botanicals rich in vitamins and enzymes to promote healthy skin and also improves the barrier of your skin against environmental damage. Perfect for dull skin and suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. It is also gluten-free and free from nuts. I think I’m waiting for a day where I can properly cleanse my skin before using this. I’m excited to have a bit of a pamper night!

Thank you so much to Calissa for sending me so many lovely products. Have you tried any of these?