Merumaya Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel*

Hi beauties

I have got Merumaya Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel today, this was very kindly sent to me by the brand before Christmas. I love their Cleansing Balm, in my opinion it is the best emulsifying balm on the market and so affordable, it’s under £20!

Back to the product at hand, Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel is a great formula, it uses glycolic acid as well as enzymes for an easy to use peel that is quick to boot.

The peel is a gel texture that is easy to apply, no grains (which I don’t like to use anymore as I have some broken capillaries) smooth it over your skin and leave on for 5-15 minutes depending on your skin’s tolerance/amount of time you have. I really like that you can leave it on longer for a more intense result.

Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel has the same beautiful fragrance as the gorgeous Cleansing Balm which makes it such a pleasure to use. It makes my skin feel smooth, and looking brighter. No redness or irritation for me afterwards, just lovely feeling smooth clean skin. And who doesn’t want that?? Brilliant value too at £21.00 for 50ml, check it out at http://www.merumaya.com

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Liz Earle Limited Edition Lavender and Vetiver Cleanse and Polish

Hi beauties,

Today I have THE best cleanser I have ever tried. It’s my favourite Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, but this version is made with Lavender and Vetiver.

The cleanser essentially is the same, still the cocoa butter base, it’s the fragrance that has changed and I have to say it’s the most divine scent I’ve ever smelled! Beautifully calming lavender but with woody Vetiver that gives a fresh and sophisticated edge.

This limited edition is my favourite Liz Earle have done, I have already asked them to add this to the range! I think I might have to buy another one before it disappears into the ether!

Limited Edition Lavender and Vetiver is £21.50 for a 150ml pump bottle with two muslin cloths, available from http://www.lizearle.com

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

L’Occitane Intensive Hand Balm

Hello beauties

Today I have L’occitane 25% Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm, this has been out for a little while and I do like the original Shea butter hand cream, so I had to try it!

Intensive Hand Balm is a richer hand cream than the original, an extra 5% Shea in the formula and it has the same beautiful fragrance of Ylang Ylang. It’s warm and comforting and it’s such a pleasure to use at bedtime to help you relax and wind down.

I like this, but I do have a big gripe, it is VERY greasy. I don’t actually use this hand cream without wearing cotton gloves as you will get residue everywhere! It’s a bit too rich, I certainly couldn’t use this during the day. Yet it’s a great intensive treatment to use at night, the gloves help it sink into your skin.

I don’t think I would repurchase this, it is expensive too at £23.00 for 150ml. I know you don’t need to use much and the standard hand cream does last me a long time, Intensive Hand Balm is just too rich for me.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Bentley Organic Skin Blossom Organic Facial Toner

Hi beauties

I have been on a quest to find a decent alcohol free toner since Garnier discontinued the one I used and replaced them all with new toners that had alcohol in. Rude Garnier, bloody rude.

Anyway I was searching online and I have come across Bentley Organic Skin Blossom Organic Facial Toner. The company started soap making, Bentley Organic have created a range of Soil Association certified products for affordable prices.

So onto Skin Blossom, it is a pH balanced toner with Witch Hazel, Glycerin, Aloe, Lavender, Rose Geranium and Ylang Ylang. It smells beautiful and so refreshing! I used it in a spritzer bottle as I prefer that than using cotton wool. A good couple of sprays and you’re done!

Skin Blossom comes in a 150ml bottle which would last me about 6 weeks, I use it morning and evening. I’m usually pretty loyal to a toner, once I have one open I use it until the end. Why I can’t do that with other products is beyond me!! I really enjoyed using this and I’m pleased to say the price is so reasonable at £5.95 a bottle. You can buy from Naturismo, Big Green Smile, My Pure or Bentley Organic direct. A definite repurchase!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

OPI Pro Spa Moisture Whip Massage Cream

Hello beauties!

I have an offering from OPI today, Pro Spa Moisture Whip Massage Cream. Pro Spa is the new and updated Avoplex range, based on Cupuacu Butter and White Tea. Cupuacu is related to Cacao, it’s used in confectionery similar to white chocolate. It’s low melting point makes it perfect for use on the skin.

The texture of Moisture Whip is so much more thin that I expected, I thought it would be similar to a Cocoa Butter. I find it just as hydrating as a thicker texture, making it easier to use, a tiny dab being all you need!

I bought the 118ml tub which I’ve hardly made a dent in, this is perfect for daytime use. It’s non greasy and has a gorgeous fresh scent that isn’t overpowering. It’s excellent for applying to cuticles as well, I always use hand cream on my nails too, it’s a habit I’ve had for years and I can’t stop even if I tried! This size would last months, even with frequent daily use. I bought mine from eBay for the bargain price of £9.95.

I’m looking forward to trying more from the Pro Spa range, there are various other products such as a scrub, oil and serum. So keep your eyes peeled for other Pro Spa items.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Mask

Hi beauties,

I have Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Mask today, I got this wee size in a TSV I bought from QVCUK last year and I’ve tried it a few times.

This is a product that hasn’t lived up to the hype for me, there is something about it that makes my skin feel tight and not in a nice firming way, just in a “get me Moisturiser now or I will kick off” type of way. It was originally called Pro Collagen Quartz Lift Mask.

There’s clay in here which I usually like, however in a moisturising mask it doesn’t work for me. I can’t see how you would be able to leave this on overnight personally. This reminds me of Kiko Bright Lift Mask, similar ingredients and the same feeling (I much prefer Kiko Sublime Youth Mask to either of these).

Personally I didn’t get much of an anti wrinkle effect from this mask, but if you are looking for that firming, tighter feeling to your skin you will love this. The price is £49.50 for 50ml, for me I would much rather spend that on the Gatineau Melatogenine Futur Plus which I get fantastic results from.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Feather and Down Melting Shower Cream

Hi beauties,

Having trouble relaxing in the evening? Then I have just the product for you. Feather and Down are a brand that concentrates on creating products that improve on our ability to sleep.

Sweet Dreams Melting Shower Cream is beautiful! Like the Pillow Spray, the fragrance is lavender and chamomile, which for me work perfectly together. The texture of the shower Cream is very luxurious, soft and unctuous. You don’t need to use a lot of it to appreciate the scent, the size of a 10p piece on a body puff and you will also get the most amazing lather.

What I really love about this not only does it help you feel more relaxed while using it, it makes your skin feel gorgeous too. No SLS in this, the base is sunflower seed oil so gently cleanses as well as making your skin feel wonderfully soft. Available at Boots, it’s massive 250ml is £8.00, it’s often on offer and available on the 3 for 2 promotion. Try it, I’m sure you will love it!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx