Ziaja Açai Berry Antioxidant Face and Neck Serum*

Hi beauties,

Today I have Ziaja Açai Berry Antioxidant Face and Neck Serum. Eva from Love Little Prices on eBay very kindly sent me a package with various products in and this was included.

I tested it at the same time as the Antioxidant Tonic I was sent too, the Face and Neck Serum is for lifting and firming. I found that the serum was lovely for hydration but I didn’t notice any particular difference in lifting or firming of the skin.

The serum has quite a siliconey feel to it, it’s not unpleasant at all, it makes your skin feel smooth and was very good at filling in lines under my eyes which are the bane of my life! This serum did make a difference here.

Ziaja Açai Berry Antioxidant Face and Neck Serum is also great value at £3.46 from Lovelittleprices on EBay. A good starting serum if you are new to skincare but didn’t quite deliver on the lifting and firming aspect.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Facial Moisture Cream

Hi beauties

I’ve got a really great product today from the stable of Beauty Kitchen, which is another brand I’ve really fallen in love with. Their Aroma Facial Concentrate is absolutely beautiful, as is the cleanser, Line Serum, sleep mask and many others that I will be blogging about in the future.

Facial Moisture Cream is a fragrance free moisturiser, not a type of moisturiser I am immediately drawn to. I’m sure you all know me well enough now to know I adore a pretty smell! But this moisturiser really surprised me. It’s a beautiful light texture but rich enough I feel for drier skin types. I have used it when my skin has been really tricky lately and it’s worked well for me. My sister in law has sensitive skin so I’ve passed this on to her to give it a try, naturally I already have a back up!

Facial Moisture Cream is part of the Abyssinian Oil range, it’s meant to be more effective than Argan Oil and Jojoba. It closely resembles human sebum so is very compatible with all skin types. I layer oil or a serum underneath this but if you are oily you don’t have to, this will be enough on its own.

Another winner from Beauty Kitchen, it’s also reasonably priced at £19.99 for 60ml and often on offer at Holland and Barrett. For me it lives up to Liz Earle Skin Repair moisturiser which I’m a huge fan of but perfect for those who need hydration without fragrance.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Dr Organic Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Haircare

Hi beauties,

More from Dr Organic today, I’m sure you all know my love for this brand and recently the Argan Oil part of the range was Holland and Barrett’s Big Deal and it was half price.

I hadn’t tried the Argan hair care so I picked up the Shampoo, Conditioner and the Restorative Treatment Conditioner.

The shampoo is sulfate free which is I always look for because of the psoriasis on my scalp. This shampoo foams up well and makes your hair feel clean without making it squeaky or your scalp tight. The Conditioner is silky and light, but not heavy. My hair is naturally quite dry and coarse so I need something that is hydrating but not something greasy.

My favourite of the three and a definite repurchase is the Restorative Treatment Conditioner. This is amazing, has made my hair softer, with significantly less breakage. It’s also so easy to use, you only need 5 minutes! Dampen you hair, apply the treatment and wait 5 minutes. After that shampoo and condition as normal and that’s it.

For me it’s on a par with Philip Kingsley Elasticizer which I love. I get the same results with Dr Organic and of course the spicy, warming fragrance is absolutely beautiful. I’ve converted my Mum to this Argan element of the range, and she is always wary of new things, however she has fallen in love with the scent like I have!

Such good value too, I’m going to stick with this system. The Shampoo and Conditioner are £6.39 each for 265ml and the Restorative Treatment Conditioner is £8.99 for 200ml. The range is often on offer, either half price or buy one get one half price at Holland and Barrett, but saying that full price isn’t extortionate. Another winner from Dr Organic!

Till next time,

Lucy

Kiko Bright Lift Mask

Hi beauties

Kiko Bright Lift Mask today, from my Haul last summer.

I love a mask, I find them great for getting quick results in minimum time. This mask has white clay in to brighten and refresh as well as marine collagen to soften the skin.

Bright Lift Mask doesn’t seem to do much lifting for me, but brightening is definitely a result I did find. You need about 10-15 minutes, no longer as it starts to dry and feel a bit tight. I prefer the Sublime Youth mask and found myself reaching for that more than this. I also found this was a dupe for Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Mask both in texture and results, so this would be a good one for you if that’s a favourite.

Bright Lift Mask is good value at £9.90 for 50ml, available from Kiko Online and in store.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Collection Speedy Blush Pinch Me

Hi beauties,

I’ve got some makeup today with Collection Speedy Blush in Pinch Me. Creme blushes are a new discovery to me, I was always a little put off them as I thought they wouldn’t stay on my oily skin.

Collection are a British brand established in 1987, providing fashion forward affordable makeup on the high street. In the U.K. their Lasting Perfection Concealer has somewhat of a cult status, it is a favourite of many a blogger and beauty expert!

Speedy Blush was an option of my Latest in Beauty Box and as I hadn’t tried any creme blushes before I thought I would try it. This shade is called Pinch Me which is a beautiful berry shade that gives you a gorgeous flush of colour. I’m really pleased with the effect and how easy it was to apply.

I was also impressed with how long it lasted, it’s survived an evening in a warm kitchen when I went to my sister and brother in law’s for dinner. I had to do a cleanse for me to remove all of it!

Speedy Blush is fabulous value, at £3.99, there are three shades to choose from and they are available from both Boots and Superdrug.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Caudalie Vinoperfect Overnight Renewal Cream

Hi beautiful people,

I am a big fan of Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and their Premier Cru Eye Cream, so I was really excited to try Vinoperfect Overnight Renewal Cream.

Like the serum, Overnight Renewal Cream is for treating dark spots and providing radiance to your skin. With their ingredient Viniferine and Papaya for gentle exfoliation I saw results with the serum. It didn’t happen overnight but will consistent use you definitely get results.

So I was really disappointed when I tried Overnight Renewal Cream and it didn’t make any difference to my skin at all. The texture is gorgeous, light, not sticky and it has a beautiful fresh smell and it’s lovely and hydrating. But that’s it I’m afraid, no difference in the texture of my skin or the appearance of dark spots.

I wouldn’t purchase a full size of this, it’s a lovely moisturiser but there are plenty of those around for more affordable prices. For 40ml it’s £32.00 which I think is quite expensive, as for me, it didn’t live up to its promises.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Pie Box 2

Hi beauties,

Beauty Pie Box 2 is here! I had been looking at their lip colours and so they were included in my order. I chose:

  • Fantatiscolour Liquid Lipstick in Charm Inc
  • Fantasticolour Liquid Lipstick in Winner
  • 3D Shine Liquid Lipstick in Electric Currant
  • 3D Shine Liquid Lipstick in Toasted
  • Lumiboost Spot Brightening Serum

I did think all colours were matte but I had made a mistake and ordered the Shine Liquid Lipsticks. However when I did a swatch I had to use cleanser to take it off so I’m hoping they will be good and long lasting!

Skincare wise, pigmentation is a problem for me so I want to try out the Lumiboost Serum.

My plan at the moment is at £20.00 per month which gives me a shopping allowance of £200.00. To find out more go to http://www.beautypie.com

Till next time,

Lucy xxx