Image courtesy of Hey Gorgeous Skincare
Yes my comma and full stop are still broken so I’ll be using ( – ) a lot
I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now as I haven’t been so excited about a company in a long time but I just wanted to wait until I had a decent amount of time to really try the products and see how they worked for me before I raved about them – and raving about them I will!
I first came across Hey Gorgeous on Instagram – someone I follow reposted a photo for a competition they were having – oooohhh what’s this? I clicked on their profile and immediately wanted to know more about their products – they had me at -coconut body souffle! I found them on Facebook and subsequently drooled over every picture they posted
I was lucky enough to win the Instagram competition and thought it was a great opportunity to order a few other goodies and have it sent over with my prize – long story short – there were a few minor hiccups with my order and after a few false starts it arrived and it was love at first sniff – I had ordered the Coconut Body Souffle and the French Roast and Vanilla Bean salt body scrub (my prize was the Passion Fruit and Lime Body Butter and the Strawberry and Black Pepper salt body scrub) yes___they smell as good as they sound
To be completely honest I didn’t think the moisturisers would do much for my very dry skin – it was coming to the end of winter / start of spring and this is the time of the year my skin is just horrible – dry flaky and prone to cracking – I’ve tried SO many different lotions and potions but generally just stick to sorbolene (which doesn’t do much for me in winter) so you can imagine my surprise when the Hey Gorgeous moisturisers actually kept my legs moisturised – even better to know that a little goes a long way
The salt scrubs smell good enough to eat and is there nothing better than jumping in a hot shower and scrubbing the day away?
So I couldn’t wait to order again as Hey Gorgeous kept tempting me with delicious offerings on all the social media platforms – I thought I’d try some of the face products as my skin had suffered through winter and was just so dry (my eyebrow threader was very concerned and questioned my skincare regime – code for sort your face out girl!) This prompted me to order the Happily Ever After Youth Elixir Serum and Coconut Lime Face mask (No Bec you can’t eat it!) at this time I also started cleansing with Shu Uemura cleansing oil (at night) and using Sanctuary Spa Power Peptide Serum and Khiel’s Ultra Facial Cream (during the day) I added the Youth Elixir serum into my night routine and started using the face mask 1 – 2 times a week and within a few days I started noticing a huge difference in my skin – it looked fresh and bright and rarely flaky and then OMG my four year old daughter thought she’d play chemist and tipped out my Youth Elixir and mixed the remainder with water! Worst day EVAHHH! So I *had* to order it again_______and some toner_____and a night cream____aannndd some more moisturiser
YUP – hooked
French Roast Vanilla Bean salt body scrub
The mix of coffee and vanilla give this scrub a heady chocolatey scent – it has a mixture of fine coffee granules and larger rocks of salt that gently buff away dead skin cells
Happily Ever After Youth Elixir Serum
A mix of essential oils with the sweet delicate scent of neroli – just a few drops is all you need – warmed up in your palms and applied a cleansed face – I like to use this at night under my moisturiser
Coconut & Lime face mask
This smells like freshly squeezed limes____and coconut YES TRUE! I was a bit unsure about using lime on my face and when first applied it felt a little tingly and warm (but not in a bad way) after a few minutes that feeling went away – This has chunks of coconut in it and can be messy (part of the fun if you ask me) I apply this about 15 mins before jumping in the shower and come out with baby soft skin
Rosehip & Rosemary night cream
I bought this because I’d been using my Khiel’s cream day and night and just felt I needed something richer for night and this sounded perfect – It’s a rich cream but not at all heavy – it has a definite scent of rosemary which actually smells beautiful – even my husband commented on how nice it smelt – only a tiny bit is needed so I think this tub will last me ages
Vanilla Body Butter
OMG OH EM GEE! You don’t know how much you need smell-a-vision (smell-a-puter?) right now! It just smells soooooo gooooood – it is actually hard not to want to lick my arms after I’ve applied this – Hey Gorgeous really nail their body butters – rich & hydrating – my skin feels moisturised all day using these and don’t be fooled by the seemingly small tub – another product where a little goes a long way
Pomegranate & Rooibos toner
Now I’m not all that familiar with pomegranate or how it smells (yes I’ve tasted it but it’s not a scent I’d immediately recognise) so I’ll describe this as ‘refreshing’ – I use this as a traditional toner after cleansing and I also use it as a refreshing spray – it’s nice to just spritz on during the day – this would be suited to all skin types
With my last order the lovely ladies at Hey Gorgeous so kindly sent my children their own personalised goodies! My girls got Fairy Dust Magic Souffle and my son got Batman After Sun Balm – complete with their names on the label – how gorgeous is that!
Here’s a little bit about Hey Gorgeous (taken from their website)
♥ Everything we make, we make with love.
♥ Hey Gorgeous is family run. Real people. Real products.
♥ We source locally and use only natural ingredients.
♥ Our planet is important to us. We try to keep our carbon footprint small.
♥ Our products are cruelty free! We only test on our friends.
♥ Our testimonials are all 100% true. We stand by this.
♥ We stand by our products. They really work.
♥ We love helping people feel confident and gorgeous.
♥ We’re relatively young, but we have big dreams and amazing friends.
♥ We are based in South Africa, but we now offer worldwide shipping.
Everything I’ve reviewed in this post I have bought myself and I’m not affiliated with Hey Gorgeous in any way – I’m just a huge fan of their products – so much so that I can’t help myself but share how wonderful they are – and not only their products but the lovely ladies that are Hey Gorgeous – the customer service I have received from HG is reminiscent of the good old days – helpful friendly and nice – I’m telling you – it’s like talking to old friends
So please jump over to the pretty Hey Gorgeous website and check out their yummy range – you’ll be pleasantly surprised that most of the products are around AU$20 – which in my opinion is value for money
And I’d love to know what you think – what product jumps out at you the most?