Hi, my name’s Kelly and I’m addicted to the glow.
You know, that supermodel, radiant glow that 100 per cent takes professional makeup artists three hours to emulate.
The dewy, fresh, youthful radiance that we only have naturally when we’re young and angsty with zero appreciation for such amazing skin.
Instead, we’re too busy worrying about how to sneak more Vodka Cruisers out of the house on the weekend… ah, the youths.
I’ve been working in and out of the beauty industry for more than eight years now and I’ve been hosting the wildly popular beauty podcast You Beauty for the past year (for the love of all things skincare and makeup, make sure you’re subscribed). And as any of our listeners or my delightful co-hosts will tell you, I love DAT GLOW.
Anything shimmery, dewy, or something that promises ‘radiance’ and ‘luminosity’ has me adding to cart quicker than it takes Leigh (Campbell, my co-host) to bring me back on track when I start going on a random tangent about my cat.
A few months ago, a small white pot with a green lid landed on my desk by a brand I’d never heard of and it said ‘Glow Mask’ on the front. So I obviously popped it in my bag to try that night.
To be honest, I used it and it felt fine and I sort of just forgot about it. Until I got to work the next day and had three colleagues in the space of seven minutes comment on how glowy my skin was.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, was my first time using the Andalou CannaCell Glow Mask and I’ve been an avid twice-weekly user ever since.
I remember the first time I ran out, I Googled it with a grimace, expecting to see some outrageous price tag I’d only be able to justify to myself under the guise of ‘tax-deductible’. So imagine my delight when I found out it’s under $25!? Say whhhhatttt!!? $25!? I’ve honestly had coffees more expensive than that (New York is a strange place), and this holy grail of glow was that affordable!?
Cue me adding five to cart so I can start proffering them at people on their birthdays, smugly knowing it’s the best thing they’ll have put on their face all year.