Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

Hi beauties,

I was recommended to try this by my instafriend Dedez_beautynstuff last year and before Christmas I placed an order.

Hada Labo is a great Hyaluronic Serum, I found it really effective, especially around my eyes. It filled up my lines and was lovely and hydrating. A few drops is all you need, I’ve used it under my moisturiser and mixed with an oil and it works well in both ways.

This is a fabulous product, this and Liz Earle Superskin moisturiser literally kept my skin in good condition in the first days after Andy passed. I didn’t feel like doing much skincare, it was a case of a quick cleanse and layering a small amount underneath Superskin.

I want to talk about the value here too, I paid £10.99 for 170ml bottle from Amazon and you can also buy eco-refills for round about the same price. Hada Labo Premium Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion will be a definite repurchase, and I would also recommend this for anyone who wants a good quality Hyaluronic serum for a good price.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Ziaja Açai Berry Antioxidant Tonic*

Hi beauties,

A little while ago I was sent a parcel from Ziaja UK who wanted me to try some of their products. Açai Berry Antioxidant Tonic was one of them.

I have been trying this for a couple of months. This hydrating Spray also has Hyaluronic Acid in as well as Panthenol, it makes a nice change to find a toning lotion without alcohol in!

I liked the feeling on my skin, it is very refreshing however I wasn’t mad about the smell. It’s a fruity one which is not my favourite range of scents so I wouldn’t repurchase. Its suitable for all skin types, and comes in a very generous 200ml Spritz bottle for the great value price of £3.42. My products came from a distributor who sells on eBay under the name lovelittleprices.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Touch in Sol Flawless Skin Top Coat

Hello beauties,

Some makeup for you today, from South Korean brand Touch in Sol. Flawless Skin Top Coat is a fabulous multi-purpose Primer, Foundation and setting powder. I have the colour shade Light, there are only two currently so I don’t know how this would be for ladies with deeper skin tones.

I love this base. I’ve been reaching for this more than my usual Bare Minerals Original Foundation. It’s got fabulous coverage without being cakey. Flawless Skin Top Coat is more of a matte finish, but to me there is still a bit glow, it’s so easy to use and apply. You can build it up if you need to, and you don’t need to labour over it. I’ve got really stressed skin at the moment, all red and bumpy and it’s covered it very well.

This lasts as well as my Bare Minerals, and I don’t need my finishing powder to take down shine at the start, I should imagine though in the warmer weather I would need to powder down later in the day. I’m really impressed with this and I have to say that liquid bases aren’t my favourite! Flawless Skin looks great, lasts very well and is easy to apply. What more could you want?! I got mine from eBay for the princely sum of £6.80. Cult Beauty are stocking this, although they are charging over £20.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Your Good Skin SPF30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream

Hello lovely beauties,

Today I have The Your Good Skin SPF30 Antioxidant Day Cream, I’ve been testing this since I bought it a couple of months ago now and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

Your Good Skin launched about 3 months ago, at the time of launch all I saw were sponsored posts in the newspapers and hadn’t seen (and in fact still have much seen) any blogger opinion. I bought this alongside two of their Anti shine products, which I was not impressed with, however this surprised me.

First impressions were how lightweight the product was, probably one of the lightest SPF’s I’ve tried. It doesn’t give my skin a white cast but it is greasier looking than most of the moisturisers I use.

I had to powder down quite a few times during the day, this is annoying but I’m a greasy devil so do have to do it a lot. Te cream felt moisturising and hydrating and didn’t break me out. It does have fragrance so it won’t be suitable for all, it does have denatured alcohol in but it certainly didn’t have a negative effect on my skin.

I really like this moisturiser, I like that it’s SPF30 which at this time of year is the lowest I would use (I’m all about the 50 in summertime!) it’s light so reapplication isn’t an issue, I don’t always reapply, only if I’m staying outside for a prolonged time (which is rare!) obviously more difficult if you are wearing makeup. The price is another great factor, it’s £7.99 for 75ml so this tube would last a decent length of time. This is definitely my go to Autumn/Winter SPF. Available at Boots in store and online and also at http://www.yourgoodskin.com.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water

Hi beauties,

I gave Simple’s Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water today, this was a choice from You Beauty.

I really like micellar water, I especially like taking my eye makeup off as I find it so gentle and thorough. Simple’s offering is no different.

Kind To Skin Micellar Water also includes vitamins and minerals so it’s not drying at all while dissolving makeup and grime easily and quickly. I find it removes my mascara so easily with no rubbing and I do use 2-3 layers. It probably takes about 4-5 cotton pads to remove a full face of light makeup, Mineral foundation, Blush, Mascara, and lip colour. It’s great for Deep lippie colours so you aren’t wiping it all over your face a la The Joker.

First thing in the morning I put some on cotton pads to refresh my eyes which I love. It helps me feel more awake and soothes my sore eyes.

This Micellar Water is £4.94 for 200ml in Boots and is also available in a 400ml size for £6.59.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Pie Box 1

Hi beauties

I recently subscribed to Beauty Pie, a friend of mine Kassie (@kassie157 on Instagram) sent me some makeup at Christmas. I recently tried the mascara and lipstick she sent, I was so impressed that I signed up and got some skincare.

My choices were:

  • Double-Phase Daily Deep Rinse-Off Cleanser
  • Super Retinol Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream
  • Matte Retouch Pore-Minimizing Primer
  • Über Youth Super Serum

Since I have ordered, my skin has thrown a complete fit so I’m on a pared back routine but I will be testing as soon as I can and reviewing here. I signed up for 3 months at £10.00 per month, that gives me a spending allowance of £100. At the time of ordering there was an offer which gave me a shopping allowance of £200.

Next month, I want to try some more makeup, there are some gorgeous nail polish colours I want to try as well as some foundation.

If you want to see what all the fuss is about, go to http://www.beautypie.com and take a look.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Oil

Hi beauties

Another oil offering today, and this one I was super excited to try, Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Oil. I bought it in a kit from QVCUK that was a today’s special value.

As soon as I heard about Pro Collagen Marine Oil, I wanted to try it. I love Pro Collagen Marine Cream and I have always seen great results from it, especially around my eyes.

PCMO is a very thin oil so it sinks into the skin extremely quickly, which can be useful but I do prefer oils that have a bit more body to them. There’s no way you could massage with this at all, the texture is too thin. You only need a couple of drops so economically speaking you don’t need to use a lot.

I was really disappointed with this, I didn’t really see any tangible difference in my skin and I didn’t feel it was particularly moisturising. The smell is gorgeous, similar to the Cleansing Balm that I love, so in that way it was enjoyable to use, I just wish I had seen some of the results that Elemis claimed, I don’t feel that it was nourishing, moisturising or hydrating. It’s also £65.00 for a 15ml so rather expensive, I’ve seen greater benefits from oils that are better value for money.

This isn’t an Oil I would repurchase, which is a shame. I had such high hopes for this, but ultimately not for me.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx