Green Keratin Resurrection Sunday Face Mask*

Hi beauties

A face mask today and I’m sure at the moment we are finding the need and the time to mask more! I have an offering from my lovely friends at Green Keratin, Resurrection Sunday Face Mask*.

A soothing, antioxidant rich mask with actives Vitamin C and Retinyl Palmitate to brighten and smooth out skin. The resurrection plant is known for surviving in very harsh arid conditions for long periods of time. Resurrection Sunday Face Mask is hydrating, it’s a beautifully light texture that sinks into your skin quickly so it’s not a mask you need lots of time for.

It also has some lovely oils to condition your skin, Evening Primrose Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil, Glycerin, Soyabean Oil and Vitamin E. antioxidant Grape Seed Oil, Green Tea Extract, Siberian Ginseng Extract, Blueberry extract and soothing Beta Glucan and Lactobacillus Ferment are also included.

This mask is beautiful, I always use after exfoliation which is the best time to apply a mask. 10 minutes later my skin is smoother, brighter and feels fantastic. It does have essential oils in so not for the sensitive I’m afraid, it’s an uplifting scent that helps boost your mood too. 50ml is £17.95 so fabulous value, you don’t need massive amounts to get a brilliant result either so don’t feel the need to slap it on! Little goes a long way. At the moment it’s not available through Green Keratin’s online store but you can order through Amazon. Thank you to the GK team for sending me this wonderful mask to try.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

*Gifted by the brand

Deviant Skincare Facial Oil

Hi beauties,

Today I have Deviant Skincare Facial Oil that was bought for me by a very dear friend of mine Dawn.

I had been lusting after this along with the Cleansing Concentrate (which if you haven’t tried it, run do not walk it’s amazing!) the brand was created by Natalie Smyth otherwise known as @roadtoglow on Instagram.

I love facial oils, I do have my favourites (like Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate and Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Hydra Intense Facial Oil) and I have to say this little beauty has worked it’s way into my top 5 favourites. It’s been created using seed oils, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, watermelon, rosehip, pomegranate, black cumin and tamanu. Fragrance and essential oil free it’s perfect for sensitive skin, it’s a thicker oil than the others I have but that’s not a negative! I use this as my night facial oil and especially when my skin is playing up. It’s super soothing and comforting and even though it’s thicker it’s not greasy or creates a horrible uncomfortable layer. Facial Oil is beautiful! For me there is a scent but it is only because of the natural oils which I actually love.

I wasn’t expecting to love this as much as I do, it being a fragrance and essential oil free formula, but it’s amazing. A 30ml bottle (and you can choose between a dropper and a pump) is £35.00 and well worth every penny.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Gatineau Transforming Cream Cleanser

Hi beauties,

Today I’ve got a cleanser, Transforming Cream Cleanser from Gatineau. Gatineau if you haven’t heard of them before is a French beauty brand started in the 1930’s by beauty therapist Jeanne Gatineau.

Transforming Cream Cleanser is a light cream texture that goes to an oil when massaged onto dry skin. Add water and it turns into a milky emulsion. It’s fabulous at removing makeup, not that you have to use makeup to use this! I’ve used this as an AM and a PM cleanse, it’s gorgeous! You can remove it in the traditional way with a cloth or rinse off in the shower.

It’s beautifully lightly florally scented which isn’t overpowering. You know I’m a #teamsmellies gal so love having that fragrance experience with a cleanser. I have to say that cleansing is my favourite part of my routine, so scent is very important to me. I find it really satisfying to wash the day away and getting prepped for the rest of my routine.

Transforming Cream Cleanser comes in a massive 200ml tube, you don’t need huge amounts either so it would last for months. It’s £36.00 so not the cheapest of cleansers either but I do love it! It feels luxurious to use, functional as well as enjoyable. I bought mine from QVCUK and you can buy it from Gatineau directly. A really beautiful treat!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Part 1

Hi beauties,

Some makeup today with NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte and Metallic Lip Creams.

You all know of my love of a matte liquid lipsticks, they are so long lasting and you don’t have to faff about with reapplying.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams aren’t as long lasting as “traditional” liquid lipsticks, they are slightly thicker and creamier so they are very comfortable to wear without being drying which is the major drawback of matte lippies.

Rome is a Metallic lip cream which gives a beautiful shimmer, this is more a brown/nudey shade that’s really easy to wear.

Bucharest is the only non metallic shade, a deep cherry red which is typical of the shades I choose! Like all of us, I do tend to gravitate towards the same shades all the time lol.

Madrid is another metallic, probably my favourite of the three, a burgundy pink I wore this for my 40th birthday meal when I was in Spain. Such a beautiful colour!

These lipsticks are very easy to apply, they have a doe foot applicator and the formula is such that you can throw them on and go! Some liquid lippies you have to be so careful when you are applying so it’s great to have some when you are in a rush.

Soft Matte/Metallic Lip Creams are also amazing value at £6.00 – I’ve recently bought another lot from Feel Unique as a birthday treat so keep your eyes peeled for more shades.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

La Roche Posay Pigmentclar Serum

Hi beauties,

Pigmentation is one of my major skincare concerns so I am always looking for products that will help combat those pesky dark spots. I’ve been testing La Roche Posay Pigmentclar Serum.

As many of you know LRP is a French pharmacy brand and they do have a couple of gems in their range that I really love (notably Toleriane Dermo Cleanser and Cicaplast Baume B5) so I had high hopes for this. With ingredients such as Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ginko Biloba, Phenylethyl Resorcinol and Ferulic Acid, it’s a hydrating light fluid serum that sits well under moisturiser and more importantly SPF.

It’s enjoyable to use, doesn’t pill or is heavily fragranced (though it does contain fragrance) I used it predominantly in the morning underneath my SPF. I wanted to love this, as I did like using it but I didn’t notice any difference to my skin after 3 months of testing this (I tested it much longer than I usually do knowing that pigmentation is much more stubborn to shift) it was pleasant as a hydrator but that’s about it. It’s £30.00 for a 30ml so quite expensive, I wouldn’t repurchase this because it didn’t make any change in my dark spots at all.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

B. Skincare B. Protected Anti-Pollution Shielding Primer SPF30

Hello beauties,

We all know the importance of using SPF all year round and these days there are so many choices of SPF out there it can be hard to choose which one would be best.

B. Skincare is a Superdrug own brand, I’ve used various products from the range and to be honest I’ve been disappointed so I didn’t have high hopes for this product. However, I was wrong this is a lovely formula. This is a lightweight primer, that does make a nice base for makeup. Considering it does have an broad spectrum SPF30 in it, it’s certainly not the matte finish I aim for and I do have to apply a lot of powder to “dry” it down (if that makes sense!) I do have to reapply powder as well so if you are a grease monkey like me it’s something to be aware of.

I do though, have a big criticism of this primer and that’s the size of the product. At 30ml this isn’t going to last long if you are applying it as your designated SPF. Considering we should should be using 1/2 a teaspoon (2.5ml) on our faces by my reckoning it would last 12 days. However, if you already have a dedicated SPF in your routine, you can use it as a regular primer and use a lot less.

For the 30ml tube it is £12.99 and while I liked it I wouldn’t repurchase. I wouldn’t want to use as a primer, it’s not matte enough for me, and the size of it doesn’t make it an economical dedicated SPF.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Deviant Skincare Cleansing Concentrate

Hi beauties,

Today I’ve got Deviant Skincare Cleansing Concentrate. I was very kindly bought this by a really good friend of mine Dawn who knew I had my eye on it!

Deviant Skincare was created by Natalie Smyth otherwise known as Road to Glow on Instagram and her partner Connor. They have created 3 products at the moment, with more on the way. Cleansing Concentrate is a balm to milk cleanser, it’s fragrance free which you all know wouldn’t usually be my bag, however I really like the smell!!

It’s a natural based product using various oils such as Hemp, Camellia, Cucumber, Broccoli, Blueberry, Borage and Sacha Inchi, it’s quite a loose gel/balm texture that emulsifies with water. CC is an amazing cleanser, it literally boasts of makeup, even waterproof mascara and makes your skin feel super soft and conditioned afterwards. It’s beautiful!

This is a high quality product and the price reflects that, I would definitely repurchase this myself as a treat as it’s so lovely, 50ml is £29.00 and 100ml is £45.00. I can see why this is so popular and gets so much love online!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Rimmel Wonder’luxe Volume Mascara

Hi beauties,

Today I have Rimmel London Wonder’luxe Volume Mascara which I’ve been testing out for a couple of months.

I need mascara, while I have pretty good lashes they have lost their curl. I also like a bit of volume for a bit of oomph! Wonder’luxe Volume Mascara is a quite a thick formula but I don’t find it clumpy or drying. It has that great combination of volume and curl, that gives my lashes thickness and definition.

I have the black formula, there is an extreme black which I think I am going to try next. I really love this, it makes my lashes look so much better, it makes my eyes look more awake – which is always good! Also it’s fabulously affordable at £8.99, Wonder’luxe is one of the best high street mascaras I have tried. I often get disappointed with mascaras and to be honest I didn’t have high expectations so I was very pleasantly surprised. This works so well for me it’s a definite repurchase.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Dove Coconut Oil Shower and Shave Mousse

Hi beauties,

Join me in the shower today with Dove Coconut Oil Shower and Shave Mousse. This sulfate free formula is wonderfully moisturising, useful for washing and shaving your bits!

Considering this is a coconut oil based shower product it’s scent isn’t massively overpoweringly coco nutty, which for me is perfect. The mousse texture is a bit weird for washing with at first but you soon get used to it! A little goes a long way which is great, I love how moisturising this is. You all know how lazy I am with body lotions even though I desperately need to apply every day! Shower and Shave Mousse means I can be lazy and leave the body lotions alone for a couple of days every time I use it.

I really enjoy using this, I love how it makes my skin feel and it’s fabulously affordable at under a fiver for a 200ml a can. A definite repurchase.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Green Keratin ELMW Eye Contour Nectar*

Hello beauties,

An eye product today with Green Keratin’s ELMW Eye Contour Nectar*.

ELMW (Extra Low Molecular Weight) refers to the Hyaluronic Acid that is the base of this eye cream. It contains low molecular weight marine (from seaweed) collagen oligopeptides, which helps to build up collagen fibres and provide hydration. Along with those two ingredients, there is Green Tea, Seabuckthorn Oil, Witch Hazel and Cucumber Oil.

ELMW Eye Contour Nectar is a wonderfully hydrating serum, not heavy and is great at plumping my lines which is my main concern around my eyes. Works well with makeup too, it creates a lovely base for my concealer which goes on so smoothly. I’ve really enjoyed using this, which I’ve done since it arrived!

I also must point out the size of this product, it is a very generous 30ml size. You need very little too in order to get a great result too, don’t depress the pump all the way as you will get far too much product out. I use a pea size amount morning and evening which is plenty for me.

The price for 30ml is £21.95 and available from http://www.greenkeratin.co.uk

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

*gifted by the brand