Barry M Matte Me Up Metallic

Hello beauties

I have Barry M Metallic Lip Kit today in the shade Allure.

Liquid lipsticks are my favourite type of lippie, I love how long they last and the coverage you get is brilliant.

This lip kit contains a lip liner as well as the metallic liquid lipstick. In this case I didn’t use the pencil, I went straight in with applying the lipstick. I always give myself time to apply this kind of formula. You have to get quite a precise application so I don’t rush. This did apply nice and smoothly and feels very comfortable to wear.

Allure doesn’t feel drying but if your lips are dry the liquid formula sort of highlights it. It’s best to use a lip scrub beforehand to make sure your lip surface is smooth. I was a little disappointed with the depth of the metallic finish to be honest, the Incredible Cosmetics ones are much more shiny. However, saying that it still is a gorgeous colour.

As it’s Barry M this is super affordable at £6.99, I bought mine from Boots, they’re also available at Superdrug too.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx


Elemis Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream

Hello beauties,

Today sees the turn of Elemis Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream. I received this as part of a kit I bought a little while ago, I thought I would let you know my thoughts.

I love Pro Collagen Marine Cream, it’s up there in my top five moisturisers (don’t ask me to narrow it down from 5, I seriously can’t!!) but I tried Oxygenating Night Cream a few years ago and wasn’t impressed. However I thought I would try it again, I could always pass it on if it didn’t work for me.

This time round I really did notice a difference, especially when it came to balancing my skin. There are a trio of seaweeds in the formula that aid balancing of skin which is perfect for my oily skin type. I also noticed a subtle brightening too, my skin looked more glowing in the morning.

Oxygenating Night Cream is a light cream but it does pack a punch with hydration, I do layer with a serum underneath but oilier skins like mine could use it on its own. It has the similar fragrance as PCMC which I love, a gorgeous fresh fragrance that I find really soothing.

This is obviously quite expensive being Elemis, but I feel the results are worth it, 30ml from QVCUK is £60.00. It’s often available in kits which is the best way to buy.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Skincare Pick Me Ups

Hi beauties,

I’ve become a big fan of Beauty Kitchen over the last few months, the Abyssinian Oil range is what I have tried first with reviews already done for the Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask, the Intensive Eye and Deep Line Serum.

I knew that they did this pouch with generous travel sizes, the four products included are:

  • Abyssinian Oil Natural Cream Cleanser 30ml
  • Abyssinian Oil Aroma Facial Concentrate 15ml
  • Abyssinian Oil Five Minute Miracle Mask 30ml
  • Abyssinian Oil Facial Moisture Cream 30ml

I’ve been testing these for a while now, and although the sizes may sound small they are great value for money as you don’t need a lot. For example, 3 drops of the Aroma Facial Concentrate is enough for Face and neck so 15ml is lasting me a long time. I’m using it 2-3 times a week at the moment and there is still plenty left.

The kit is £19.99 which also includes £10.00 of coupons so you can get £2.00 off each product in the kit and the Handbag Beauty Balm. It comes in a cute little pouch and would make a lovely gift and introduction into the range. It’s available at Holland and Barrett in-store and online and Beauty Kitchen direct

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Amie Rose and Argan Super Renewing Moisture Mask*

Hi beauties

This review has been a long time coming so I apologise to Amie for the delay.

Amie is a brand I’ve blogged about before, they have lovely products for excellent prices. Their cleanser is really great quality and under a fiver which you really can’t quibble with.

Amie very kindly sent me this Rose and Argan Super Renewing Moisture Mask. Rose and Argan is the premium part of the range, however I think the prices are very reasonable.

Onto the product itself! This is a moisture mask that plumps and rehydrates the skin, I have oily skin and it didn’t break me out which I’m always a bit wary of. It’s a gorgeous light gel texture making it easy to apply. You leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off.

The smell is beautiful, I love Rose scents. I find it calming and soothing, making this mask a pleasure to use and well as making your skin feel lovely and smooth as well as hydrated. The price is reasonable at £14.95 for 50ml, and is available in Waitrose stores as well as online from

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Senspa Relaxing Body Butter

Hi beauties,

I have another product from Senspa, their Relaxing Body Butter. I picked this up on a whim when I had popped into my local Waitrose for a loaf of bread, I always have a quick browse down the health and beauty aisle. This caught my attention due to the fragrance with essential oils of Lavender, Bergamot, Patchouli and Geranium.

It’s a gorgeous thick texture without being really heavy. Very nourishing with Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil. Relaxing Body Butter melts into the skin and you are left with such a beautiful fragrance.

I’ve been using this as a Hand Cream as well as a Body Butter, you don’t need much either so even though it’s more expensive than usual supermarket lotions at £6.95 for 200ml, I personally think it’s worth it. For hands and nails a pea sized amount is plenty.

I love this and would definitely buy it again. It smells divine and helps me relax whenever I use it and it doesn’t contain any mineral oil in – yippee!! As well as Waitrose stores you can buy Senspa directly from their website

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Dr Organic Moroccan Glow Body Polish

Dear beauties,

Another offering from Dr Organic today, with their Moroccan Glow Body Polish. This is part of the Moroccan Argan Oil range, this is the first step in self tan aspect.

I am not a self tanner really, I don’t have the patience for it but you don’t need to use faux tan to appreciate this wonderful scrub. I am a huge fan of Dr Organic brand and particularly the Argan Oil products.

Moroccan Glow Body Polish doesn’t use plastic micro beads, it uses micro particles of volcanic lava! It is a good, effective scrub. I prefer to use it before getting my skin wet, so I stand in the shower and apply it before rinsing away. Don’t be too vigorous, you don’t have to go mad to get lovely smooth skin.

It’s one of those Body polishes that has Oil in so you don’t need to use body lotion afterwards. Of course you can, if you want to, but I am lazy! I love products that do two jobs at once. The fragrance of this is beautifully spicy and warm. It’s right up my street, I love it!

As it’s from Dr Organic it’s super affordable. For 200ml tube it costs £8.99, you don’t have to use half a tube at each application either so it would last. Another Dr Organic product that was a real pleasure to use.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Skin Chemists 24 Hour Aqua Repair Facial Serum

Hi beauties

You know how I love a serum, I don’t know why exactly but I do get excited when I have a new one to test. I know, I need to get out more!

So here is my thoughts on Skin Chemists Aqua Repair Facial Serum. It’s a light Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Gel like in texture, not sticky or tacky in any way. Feels a little bit silicone-y which I’m not overly a fan of but it’s not a feeling that lasts long.

I enjoyed using this, it felt like it did add extra hydration, however the Rose scent of this was extremely overpowering. I love skincare that smells nice, this though is very heady and after a while I was finding I was reaching for it less and less.

I got mine in a Beauty Box, can’t remember which one now, I’ve looked on the Skin Chemists website and it is out of stock. Price wise I wouldn’t repurchase, for me there are much better serums out there for a much more affordable price than £64.00 for 30ml.

This is the third Skin Chemists product I’ve tried and have not been impressed with, I think it’s safe to say that the brand isn’t for me, therefore I wouldn’t try anything else.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx