Is it even the end of the month if you haven’t made a list of things you want to treat yourself to, on payday? Here at BEAUTY BAY HQ, we’re no different. From new beauty picks to monthly top-ups, the temptation to haul those new-in products we’ve been seeing all month long is too much, and a haul is guaranteed to be placed on payday weekend.
From beauty sculpting devices and bloating supplements to sleep-inducing candles and summer-ready scents, the BEAUTY BAY staff know a good beauty find when it comes their way, and they’re always willing to share their top picks.
Wanna know what’s on our staff’s payday wishlists, this month? Scroll to find out.
This payday I’m all about self-care and taking time for myself, with a little luxury of course. I’m a huge Neom fan so the Perfect Night’s Sleep 3 Wick Scented Candle is on my wish-list and I’m so ready for the essential oils of lavender and jasmine to bring some calm to my night-time routine. When a full 8-hours isn’t possible though I’ll be reaching for the Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Brightening Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. These have been in my basket ready for pay day for ages now; dark under-eyes give away any late nights in my face but the intensive formula (50 times more powerful than vitamin C by the way!) will be the perfect antidote to one too many cocktails. I’m forever loyal to the Coco & Eve original hair masque, so the new Travel Hair Kit is defo going to be in my basket come payday. The handy kit of nourishing hair masque, scalp scrub and the sweet repair masque are perfectly sized for weekends away and are ready to give my hair some instant TLC .
Hayley, Mid-Weight Retoucher
I’ve been dying to get my hands on the Iconic London Illuminator since we launched the brand, it looks so natural and radiant. Also, I really want to try the MAC Cosmetics Studio Radiance Face And Body Radiant Sheer Foundation! I’m completely sick of how full coverage foundation feels on my face so been wanting to try a sheer foundation for a more natural and skin-like look! I also feel like The Nue Co Skin Filter Supplements are defo needed- I’ve been so bad when it comes to taking my makeup off when I sleep, it’s made my skin break out so bad, so I need all the help I can get!
Rochelle, Senior Social Media Executive
Would it be a true wish list without a boujee face tool on there? We were lucky enough to have Cloud Nine in the office the other week doing facials and curly blows and I absolutely fell in LOVE with the Revive Beauty Sculpting Device! It’s exactly like a gua-sha but with red and blue light which has loads of benefits from reducing pores, healing existing spots to increasing collagen and fine lines. She really does it ALL and then some. I’ve had my eye on the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm since I can remember, I’ve heard good things about it for YEARS and I’ve just never taken the plunge to buy, this pay day I’m bagging it for sure. Iconic London was a tricky one to nail down as I just want EVERYTHING they stock as it’s all 10/10, however I’ve been looking for a dewy bronzer for a while for these warmer days, I’ve seen the Sheer Bronze Liquid Bronzers all over my FYP for ages and I really need to bag one ASAP.
Amy, Customer Services Advisor
Coming into summer I like to use moisturising tan instead of instant/tanning mousse. The summer dries my skin out so gradual tanning lotion helps me keep my skin moisturised whilst also adding a lovely colour, it’s 2 birds with 1 stone. The new Fox Tan Gradual Glow Body Lotion is on the top of my wish list. I also really want to try the Bellissima Ceramic Hairdryer! After years of bleaching and using the wrong products, I’ve discovered my hair is actually naturally frizzy and curly. The Bellissima range is used at my salon where I’ve been going for and I’ve always wondered how it managed to stay so curly after my appointments… Now this is stocked at BEAUTY BAY, I can make it an everyday thing!! The last thing I have my eye on this month is the Rapunzel Hair Syrup, I’ve seen it everywhere, all over my Instagram & TikTok! On my healthy hair journey, I’ve realised oils and syrups are what’s best for me. I’ve been trying rosemary oil but I have a sensitive scalp so unfortunately the feel and the smell irritates me. This Rapunzel Syrup seems like it would be a great alternative because it’s gentle on the scalp and apparently it smells like chocolate orange – YUM. Having these two factors alone is a deal breaker for me, I can’t wait to try it.
Ashleigh, Copy & Editorial Executive
With so much fun and new stuff launching on BEAUTY BAY right now, it was incredibly hard to reduce my whole wish list down to a top three. The first thing that I am 100% hauling this payday has to be the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62 Mist. This is an absolute must-have scent for summer, that I have worn and loved previously, so I’m super excited for them to launch on BEAUTY BAY. The second thing on my wishlist this month is The Ordinary’s Natural Moisturising Factors + PhytoCeramides. As a lover of the OG Natural Moisturising Factors, I’m excited to try this new one out! The last thing I’ve got my eye on this month is the By BEAUTY BAY Sundown Collection. Not only does it come in the cutest, travel-friendly bag, but this collection also contains all the essentials for a summer glam, so I have a feeling it’s going to be perfect for when I go on holiday next month!!
Chloe, Senior Influencer & PR Manager
I’ve had these three products in my basket waiting for pay day. I recently tried the Aesop Tacit EDP which I loved, and I want to try something new from the brand, so I have my eye on the Aēsop Rōzu Eau De Parfum. I know I love rose-based fragrances and have smelt this in person, it’s gorgeous, floral but warm and woody. Aesop fragrances last on the skin for ages and I always get complimented when I wear one. I was also so excited when I’m From launched at BEAUTY BAY – it’s such an iconic K Beauty brand and I had read really positive reviews. I’ve been using the Rice Toner religiously and my skin health has improved, so I’m excited to try the Fig Cleansing Balm, another of their hero products. And finally, I recently started my no-nasties deodorant journey and whilst I’ve found a few that I liked, I am still on the hunt for The One. I need one that will last all day, and with Summer coming up it needs to withstand the warmer weather (touch wood!). I have high hopes for the Kopari Beauty Performance+ 24 Hour Protection Deodorant!
Hannah, Influencer & PR Assistant
I can’t wait to get these products from my wish list this payday!! I’ve heard amazing things about The Nue Co.’s supplements, especially the benefits of the Pre+Pro ones. Gut health is something I have heard so much about the past year or two and how much it affects your whole body’s health! I need to start using these ASAP and having them in a supplement form is so much easier for me to remember to take every day. I’m desperate to have soft hydrated skin all summer and get rid of any dullness or dryness especially on my legs! I know that Korean skincare is amazing, so when we launched Kopari, a Korean body-care brand, I knew I needed it. With haingsensitive skin and eczema the ingredients in Kopari Beauty Pink Glow Exfoliating Body Polish sound perfect! If your FYP on TikTok is anything like mine, I’m sure you have seen UKLASH serums and the insane results people are having. I want to really look after and grow my lashes and hopefully get the same results everyone else has been going mad about, cannot wait to try the UKLASH Eyelash Serum!
Emily, CRM Manager
First up on my wishlist this month is the new MAC Cosmetics Connect in Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Future Flame. I feel like MAC is having a huge resurgence and I’m here for it! I can’t remember the last time MAC released an eyeshadow palette and the colours look stunning, super pigmented and easy to work with. The packaging is also so cute and different, plus they’ve all got QR codes on to scan for inspo! Next up I’ve got The Nue Co Debloat+ supplements. The reviews are amazing with how much they’ve helped people with bloating, and who doesn’t have problems with bloat during their cycle?! I’m really intrigued to see how these would work for me, plus it’s always important to look after your gut! Finally, the one I’ve had on my wishlist for ages – Vanity Planet’s Exfora Personal Microdermabrasion Wand! I still suffer with breakouts in my 30s (boo!) and it’s hard to find time to go for regular facials, so this looks like the perfect solution. It’s an at-home microdermabrasion tool that exfoliates the skin helping fight acne, shrink pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines – it literally sounds like a dream!!
Sophie, Shoot Producer
Definitely a more random selection in the wish list for this month but all are absolute essentials in my life! We’ll top the list off with my new daily go to, By BEAUTY BAY’s Glow Filter, this product has become a must have in my collection, so I’m in need of a restock. Giving a hydrated healthy glow with slight coverage, for a lightweight no makeup-makeup look, Glow Filter is perfect. I’m then planning to take my look from day to evening with the Glisten Cosmetics Chroma Flik in Deep Sea. I absolutely love their water activated liners, so I am so excited to try in liquid form! The colour looks to be a stunning blue/purple duochrome, echoing the chrome vibe which is everywhere at the moment! My final product on my wish list is a bit of an outsider, but coming up to summer and travelling, a neck pillow for the train/car/plane is an absolutely must. The Slip Jet Setter Travel Pillow, while slightly spenny, should be perfect to relax with on a long journey and I’m excited to put it to the test. Made from the highest-grade long fibre Mulberry silk, I’m hoping that it will be kind to my skin and hair while feeling comfortable and luxurious! That first class feeling, not in first class!
Amirah, Senior Paid Social Executive
After having tried a Cloud Nine hair tool last month (which was amazing) I was already a huge fan of their tools! I was also lucky enough to get given a facial when the Cloud Nine girlies came into the office; of course they used the Revive Beauty Sculpting Device on me and I fell in love, so I really want to grab that on payday! It is essentially a super sophisticated gua sha that feels absolutely heavenly on your skin. The cooling and heating element is SO soothing and relaxing and I instantly knew this had to be added to my wishlist. Another thing I’ve had my eye on is the Freck Rich Bitch Face Primer as I’ve heard such good things. I’m a huge skin-prep enthusiast and so I’m always looking for a super hydrating, juicy skin feel and love getting my hands on products that are guaranteed to make me look fresh and glowy! The last thing on my list is Spotlight Oral Care LED Teeth Whitening Kit, because who doesn’t love a lil home makeover!
Caroline, Head of People
I received a little sample of the Dr Jart Ceramidin Serum as a desk drop at work. Honestly didn’t have huge expectations as I prefer not to layer too many products on top of daily vitamin C but I’ve grown to love this and definitely want to haul the full size version this payday. It’s perfect for those days where your skin feels dry or a little wind beaten and needs a bit more of a moisture boost. The second thing I have my eye on is the Niod Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate. I always thought eye cream and serum needed to thick and creamy so for years have worked my way through a variety of brands and saw little impact. Apparently this one has a light liquid formula that is quick to absorb, so I’m very excited to try it. And finally, the last thing on my wish list is the Everyday Humans Rose From Above SPF35 Mineral Sunscreen Base. Ok hands up, SPF hasn’t been part of my daily routine for very long. Having enlarged pores I’ve always found it hard to find an SPF that doesn’t block my pores or leave my face powdery white. But with a little help from a friend at work I was recommended this one, and I can’t wait to try it.
Grace, Copy & Editorial Manager
My payday wishlist has racked up fast this month as I start thinking about making summer swaps to my skincare routine and stocking up on essentials for holidays and trips away. I recently fell in love with the Bubble Level Up Moisturiser (it’s amazing under makeup), so I’m keen to try Slam Dunk, which is a thicker, richer cream – perfect for night time use. I’ve decided to purchase the duo bundle so that I’ll have a mini as well as a full size version. There’s been a tonne of new launches from The Ordinary this year, which is really exciting. They’re still one of my favourite brands for affordable but effective skincare and the new Glycolipid Cream Cleanser is top of my wishlist. It promises to clean skin without stripping the skin barrier, which sounds right up my street. Finally, a more practical purchase – deodorant. The Kopari Coconut Deodorant is one of my all-time favourites. It’s a really light and silky texture, so feels refreshing and doesn’t leave any residue. Perfect for summer!