Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask

Hi beauties,

Today I have the Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask from Paula’s Choice. I purchased this a few months ago but hadn’t got round to reviewing.

Paula’s Choice is quite a popular brand on social media, they do have good proven ingredients that work such as their AHA and BHA exfoliators, Niacinamide, Vitamin C and Retinol in their Booster serums.

This was a new release so I thought I would try it. I love a mask but I think it’s a category that can be quite hit and miss personally.

The texture is a gel, so easy to spread over your skin, it leaves my skin feeling smoother and softer but not tight. It’s ok, but I really don’t think it’s better than other cheaper masks I have, for example Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Pore Purifying Clay Mask at £9.99. For me, this product does not live up to its £28.00 price tag.

I wouldn’t repurchase this mask, I was quite disappointed with it really. I don’t think it’s worth the money, and didn’t live up to the hype.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Beauty Pie Liquid Lipsticks

Hi beauties

Today I have some Beauty Pie makeup with their lip colours. I’m sure you all know of my love of Matte Liquid Lipstick, they are my favourite textures.

I thought all 4 were Matte however the bottom two are gloss types. The colours I went for are:

Fantasticolour Liquid Lipstick in Winner

Fantasticolour Liquid Lipstick in Charm Inc

3D Shine Liquid Lipstick in Electric Currant

3D Shine Liquid Lipstick in Toasted.

The two matte shades are my favourites, the 3D Shines aren’t really for me but that’s my mistake. They do wear quite well but not as well as the matte formulas. There are a couple of other shades I want to get so as soon as I get my allowance I am sure I will add those to my collection.

Prices are £4.54 for the matte shades for members £20.00 for non members, 3D Shine Liquid Lipstick is £3.46 for members or £20.00 for non members.

Even those the 3D Shine’s wouldn’t be my first choice I have enjoyed wearing them, pigment in both formulas are amazing and really do cover well. Most importantly comfortable to wear, I definitely want more!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

MuLondon Lavender Moisturiser

Hi beauties,

In January I received a care package from a very dear friend Elizabeth (my.skinology on Instagram) and included was this moisturiser from MuLondon.

MuLondon was created by Boris and inspired by traditional herbalism, after developing eczema and psoriasis Boris started to research the use of ingredients his mother told him about whilst he was growing up and made natural remedies to his skin difficulties.

I love “natural” products and use a lot of them, my favourite essential oil is Lavender so was really interested in trying this. My skin was very topsy turvy at the time of testing, dry and oily with flakiness and breakouts, I pared back my routine simply to cleansing and moisturising.

Lavender Moisturiser is a Shea Butter base and very rich. You need a TINY amount, warm a small amount between your palms and apply. This is really a multi use product, I’m still using it just not on my face now my skin is back to normal. It makes a fabulous hand and nail treatment, great on any dry and flaky or irritated skin you may have. It’s a very good product to have available to use top to toe.

The fragrance is absolutely divine, I wasn’t disappointed at all. It’s really a concentrated product so while it seems expensive at 50ml for £19.00 I use it frequently and have more than half left which I think is really good going. There is a fragrance free version for you sensitive peeps as well as other versions such as hemp. Go to http://www.mulondon.com to find out more.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Decleor 1000 Grain Exfoliator

Hi beauties,

I have a beautiful product today, Decleor 1000 Grain Exfoliator. I bought this in a fabulous kit from QVCUK which also included their gorgeous Systeme Corps Body Milk.

1000 Grain Exfoliator is a dual phase Scrub, with Pearl Sugar, Argan shells and Orange Peel as well as fruit acids from Grape, Pineapple and Passionfruit. It turns from a Gel to an oil as you massage it into your skin, add water and it turns into a milk.

My skin feels gorgeous after using this scrub. The sunflower oil moisturises so even my sensitive skin (as long as I’m sensible!) can cope with being scrubbed. So smooth afterwards with a light fragrance of exotic fruits, that weirdly I love. I use 1000 Grain very often as a hand scrub, at least twice a week as part of my manicure routine.

A full size 200ml directly from Decleor is £29.00 which to be honest isn’t in my usual price range so I would always try and get it in a kit! You don’t need loads though so even though it’s expensive it would last a few months. It is gorgeous though so I shall savour it for as long as I can!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Laboratoire SVR Topialyse Baume Lavant

Hi beauties,

A brand I have found some brilliant products from is Laboratoire SVR, Topialyse Baume Lavant.

The Topialyse range is for very dry skins, like the Topialyse Huile Lavante Micellaire I reviewed earlier. The Baume Lavant is a much richer texture and thicker than the oil, I have used this for cleansing my face and body.

Baume Lavant contains Niacinamide and Omegas 3,6,9. It’s a beautiful product to use, it’s fragrance free so great for sensitive skin. It’s been brilliant for helping to clean my skin without stripping and keeping my skin hydrated. Perfect for when I’m having an eczema flare up it’s very soothing and calming.

Baume Lavant is suitable for the whole family, it helps to relieve the itching associated dry skin conditions and keeps your skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.

This will be a repeat purchase for me, I absolutely love it. I bought this 400ml from Feel Unique for £15.00, it is available at discount pharmacy http://www.easyparapharmacie.co.uk for £11.59.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Pie Box 3

Hi beauties

Beauty Pie Box Number 3 and I chose makeup for this one. I’m really impressed with the nail polishes I’ve tried from the brand before, so I was keen to try more colours.

I chose:

  • One Powder Wonder Perfecting Powder
  • Smart Powder Blush in Daydreamer
  • Smart Powder Blush in Ring My Bell
  • Incrediblur Instant Retouching Foundation
  • Wondercolour Nail Polish Nude For Thought
  • Wondercolour Nail Polish Supernude
  • Wondercolour Nail Polish in Riot Act Red

I upgraded my subscription to £20.00 per month for this month which gave me a shopping allowance of £200.00.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Skin Pep Hydro-Gel Décolletage Anti Wrinkle Neckline Mask

Hi beauties,

I have a confession to make: I’m not the biggest fan of Sheet masks. I know, I am sure some of you may be surprised at that but I do have a good reason for it, and one where this product comes in.

Sheet masks only cover your face, I’m a big believer of Caroline Hirons mantra of “take it to the tits” and when using normal masks I always take them down my neck to my chest. This is where Skin Pep’s Hydro-Gel Décolleté Anti Wrinkle Neckline Mask comes in perfectly.

The mask contains some great ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Glycerin, Snail Secretion, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Royal Jelly and Coenzyme Q10. After Cleansing and toning, apply the mask for 30-40 minutes. I did have to adjust it a few times but I was more than happy with the results of using this mask. The lines around my neck were much less noticeable and my skin was so soft!

You can get these masks from Amazon, individually at £2.99 each or £8.49 for 5. Great value for a mask for a difficult to treat area of skin.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx