Pestle & Mortar

OK before we get into this post, let me offer a heartfelt disclaimer — I'm super impressionable. I can be swayed into buying just about anything (within reason), especially if it comes complete with promises of beautiful, eternally youthful skin... what can I say, I'm just vain like that. So if you're anything like me, you might want to stop reading now. Seriously, just quit while you're ahead... Now, if you have this illusive thing they call willpower, let me break it down for you. I was reading Into The Gloss recently, when low and behold, they included a piece entitled The Hyaluronic Acid Serum to End All Other Hyaluronic Acid Serums — it may as well have been called "Just save us the time and hand over your money now, Vickie." Dramatic, sure, but one quick glance was all it took to sell me on Pestle & Mortar. I'm the kind of person who's always itching to try new products, which can be both a blessing and a curse (my skin needs a level of stability in it's life), but when I read up on this product I knew I had to try it... I at least owed myself that much, didn't I?
Here's the 411 on the product: It's supposed to target fine lines, dullness and dehydration, helping to restore radiance and elasticity to the skin – and believe me when I say they had me at elasticity (hey, I was serious when I said I'm vain). This stuff can be used day or night before your moisturizer, and is supposed to be a great primer for foundation as well... now do you see why I was so quick to shell out for it?! It should be noted that the product arrived all the way from Dublin only two days after I purchased it (!!!), and although free shipping is offered to the US, you're out of luck if you're purchasing from Canada (I also had to pay $26 in duties, but that's a story for another day). The verdict? Although it's too soon to definitively say, I'm really impressed with the product so far. It dries really quickly (I hate the feeling of wet skin), and when I wake up each morning, my complexion feels much brighter. In terms of fine lines and plumped-up skin, I'll have to get back to you on that in a few weeks time... After all, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither will be my eternally 25-year-old skin. xx
Photos by Adventures in Fashion


  1. Thanks for the review! It seems a bit spendy when you factor in duties etc., but all in all sounds like a winner.

  2. Beautiful