Hi beauties,

Makeup today, with Ciate Glitter Flip Liquid Lipstick, this shade is a red glitter shade called Forbidden.

I first heard of Ciate through QVCUK, with their nail polishes which I actually haven’t tried before. I love a bit of glitz and was looking for a new lippie for Christmas so this was my choice.

Forbidden is a beautiful deep burgundy shade with pink fushia glitter. While I love the colour, I found it hard to apply as the applicator is cut in a very strange way.

Also, wear time with this wasn’t great. By the time I had my first Christmas beverage it had disappeared. Very disappointing!! Glitter Flips are £17.95 each, I have got a couple of other shades to review so I will keep you posted on those. I wouldn’t buy this particular one again.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Advertisements

Green Keratin Cactus and B5 Neck Elasticity Fluid*

Hello beauties

Another Green Keratin offering today, Cactus and B5 Neck Elasticity Fluid*.

I was sent this in a big package a little while ago and have been testing out. As you all probably know I’m a big fan of the brand, they really do some brilliant and value for money products.

The Cactus element of the product is Prickly Pear Seed Oil (otherwise known as Cactus Seed Oil) a beautifully silky oil which gives the serum a wonderfully silky texture. It’s amazing at getting rid of the crepey look and feeling from the neck with only a couple of drops.

Where it wasn’t so great for me personally was the lines which is my main concern. I need something that helps reduce the look of the necklace lines.

I think this would make a great starter serum for late 20’s early 30’s. Now I’m nearly 40, I need something a bit extra!

Cactus and B5 Neck Elasticity Fluid is £15.95 for 30ml, available from http://www.greenkeratin.co.uk and Amazon.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

*Gifted by the brand

A’Kin Rose Moisture Rich Mist Toner

Hi beauties,

Today I have a Toner in my favourite form of a Mist. I find mists so much easier to use than normal toners that need cotton wool, because a) it’s better for the environment and b) I’m lazy.

So A’Kin Rose Moisture Rich Mist Toner is an Aloe Vera based toner with Rosewater, so hydrating and refreshing. I bought this in a kit with the cleanser and moisturiser from Feelunique in their January Sale.

I love this toner, it smells beautiful and more importantly is lovely on your skin. A few spritzes and I’m ready for my serum/oil step depending on what I’m using. I’ve been using this day and night since I bought it which has been two months and it’s still going strong. Also great value for money at £12.95 for 150ml, I will be repurchasing this toner. A joy to use!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask

Hi beauties,

Today the turn of a mask, Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask. I’ve been testing this out for quite some time now, and it’s saved my bacon on more than one occasion!

Evercalm is pretty self explanatory, it’s a mask for when your skin is in trouble, perfect for irritated, sore, flaky or just generally pissed off.

It’s a cream mask, that you apply and leave for 10-15 minutes, so soothing and comforting, I’ve used this when I’ve gone a bit heavy on the acids or retinol, Evercalm definitely helps to reduce redness and your skin feel more comfortable.

For 50ml it’s £32.00 so a bit pricey, but I do think it’s one of those first aid type of products that is always worth having in your stash.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Child’s Farm Hand Wash

Hi beauties,

Something really functional today, Child’s Farm Grapefruit and Organic Tea Tree Hand Wash.

I’ve been testing this out for quite some time and I have to say I absolutely love it. I always look for hand washes without SLS, this hand wash is super gentle but really effective.

Child’s Farm Hand wash is perfect at the kitchen sink as well as the bathroom, it also smells absolutely gorgeous. I picked this up in Boots for £4 so it’s an absolute bargain. I haven’t had any problems with my skin using this hand wash at all, with a lot of antibacterial washes it dries out my skin terribly. Not so with this one!

This is a definite repurchase, in fact there is one upstairs in the bathroom and one in the cloakroom downstairs already, it’s something I use on a daily basis. Perfect for the whole family!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Daily Moisture Lotion

Hi beauties,

Today I have Beauty Pie’s Super Healthy Skin Daily Moisture Lotion

I’ve been using this for a few months now, and to be honest I was really disappointed when I saw the texture of it. For a Lotion it’s really thick, I thought “nah, this will be too heavy for me” oh how wrong I was.

This moisturiser is amazing, I love it! It’s wonderfully comforting without being greasy considering it contains Shea Butter. It’s fragrance free so great for those who don’t like or can’t have fragrance in their Skincare. I find myself reaching for this a lot. It gives a lovely glow, makes your skin feel so soft and smooth.

I’ve used it Day and night and layered with serums and oils. No pilling so plays very well with others. Super Healthy Skin is a brilliant basic moisturiser (and that isn’t meant as an insult as it feels anything but cheap) and great to have in your stash. I’m seriously buying this again because I’m in bloody love with it. The current price is £6.34 (prices do fluctuate very slightly) exceptional value for a truly brilliant moisturiser.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Jordan Samuel The Performance Cream*

Hi beauties

Today is the turn of Jordan Samuel The Performance Cream. This was sent in my massive parcel last year and I’ve been working through all the products therein.

The Performance Cream is a blend of peptides, squalene, chamomile and olive extracts. It’s beautifully light gel kind of texture and plays well with others. I have to say, I have finally found a moisturiser that doesn’t make me greasy! Even when I do later with oils and serums, The Performance Cream never feels heavy.

This is holy grail stuff, extremely hydrating and I don’t need to use a lot, I find the size of a broad bean for face, neck and chest is perfect. It sinks in so quickly and easily, even over the summer when it was super hot and sweaty I didn’t feel like my skin was suffocating. Also at this time of year when it is colder, I can layer and my skin still feels wonderfully comfortable.

The Performance Cream isn’t the cheapest of moisturisers for me, it’s $38.00 for 60ml, however it is that brilliant for me I would buy this when it’s available more readily in the U.K. Jordan’s products are fantastic, it’s no wonder there is so much hype about this brand – it is very well deserved!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

*Gifted by the brand