Skin Republic Foot Peel Foot Mask

Hi beauties,

I have a confession to make: I have seriously scabby feet. I mean so scabby I would be totally ashamed to post a picture of them. Think yellow heels….I’ll leave that lovely thought with you.

So I thought I have to do something about them. I struggle using my electric pedi thing, I find to make any difference I have to use it constantly and my back just won’t let me. I had heard of all these foot peels and I wanted to see if they would make a difference to my horrendous trotters.

I chose Skin Republic’s Foot Peel and used it for the hour and a half that was prescribed. It was only near the end of treatment that my feet started to tingle a bit but other than that it was completely painless.

It was after 7 days that I started to notice some peeling, only on the upper side of my foot which is baby soft. This product made no difference on my heels and stubborn skin under my big toe at all. So a complete waste of time.

Luckily I didn’t pay full price for this, it was one of my choices for my Latest in Beauty Box. I certainly wouldn’t be shelling out a tenner to peel the tops of my feet which are perfectly fine. Very disappointed, and I know I have to bite the bullet and go to the salon.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Decleor Serum Hydrotenseur Anti Fatigue Eye Serum

Hello beauties,

Today I have a Decleor classic, their Hydrotenseur Anti Fatigue Eye Serum.

Hydrotenseur has been in the Decleor range for quite some time now but it’s only recently that I received it in a QVCUK set and started to try it.

I am finding that the skin underneath my eyes are getting quite crepey and a little loose. I suppose that is typical for my age, and really I am lucky with my skin. Apart from the pigmentation I don’t have many other things that I am unhappy with, although I do think you can see the loss of volume in my skin under my eyes.

Hydrotenseur is a wonderfully hydrating serum, I find it excellent on the softening effects on my lines. And it being a hyaluronic acid serum you don’t need much, the tiniest amount makes a difference. Unfortunately it doesn’t do much for tightening the skin as Decleor claims that it does. I do find that when I use a more traditional eye cream, I find the effects last longer, with Hydrotenseur I find the effect wears off after a few hours.

To be honest, I wouldn’t get this again. If I wanted to have an extra step with eye serum and eye cream I would use of my other hyaluronic serums that I find are better value for money, for example Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Serum. As Hydrotenseur is £38.00 for 15ml, I feel there are other serums that match the results that are cheaper.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Elemis Pro Collagen Neck and Décolleté Balm

Hi beauties,

I have an absolute stunner of a product today, Elemis Pro Collagen Neck and Décolleté Balm. I received this in the Pro Collagen Blockbuster kit from QVCUK before Christmas, I had my eye on this for quite some time.

I am a huge fan of Elemis, there are so many products that I absolutely adore so had high hopes for this and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Previously Gatineau made my favourite neck cream but for me, Elemis blow Firming throat gel out of the water.

Pro Collagen Neck and Décolleté Balm contains the Padina Pavonica algae that Elemis discovered and first put into the famous Pro Collagen Marine Cream. It’s seriously smoothing due to the Sea Buckthorn Oil, it made my skin feel like silk. Lately I have noticed that my skin on my throat feels a little gritty, this disappeared as soon as I applied this product. The effect on my lines was brilliant, really softened the lines so much I could hardly see them. I am heavy busted and a side sleeper so that does create tree trunk lines.

I apply a pea sized amount twice a day, as I’m a bit addicted to this one! QVCUK generally sell the 40ml sizes, the duo is available for £45.00. The 50ml directly from Elemis is £52.00. Thanks to QVCUK I bought a trio for about £42, so an awesome bargain for a fabulous product.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Pie Smart Powder Blush

Hi beauties,

Today is the turn of Beauty Pie again with some makeup, their Smart Powder Blush.

I really like powder blush, it suits my oily skin far more than creme formulas and lasts a lot longer. I’ve only been wearing blush since my late twenties, before then I was very pale! I love to have a blush now and have a whole bag of them.

I got three colours of the Smart Powder Blush:

  • Ring My Bell
  • Daydreamer
  • Go Rouge

There isn’t one colour I prefer to be honest, I love them all. They are lightweight and the pigment is brilliant. You don’t need much, a quick sweep of a blusher brush and you are done!

I hope Beauty Pie come up with some more colours as these are gorgeous and super value for money. Members pay £4.03 while non members pay £18.00. Smart Powder Blushes are great quality and last a long time on the face. Go to http://www.beautypie.com to find out more.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Ziaja Marine Algae Smoothing Eye Cream*

Hi beauties,

I have a product from a gift pack I received from Eva at LoveLittlePrices on Instagram. They are a distributor for Ziaja in the U.K. as I had got on very well with their Goats Milk Eye Cream I was really interested in trying more.

The Marine Algae Smoothing Eye Cream* is a lovely eye cream. I find it’s very light cream, not greasy and a great base for makeup. It makes my lines look much more reduced and I find it has a gentle brightening effect. This is for the 30+ age group but I don’t see why it couldn’t be used from an earlier age.

The Laminaria Digitata Extract is the Algae that’s included in the eye cream. It’s full of humectants help draw in moisture from the environment, the amino acids help plump up the skin.

Marine Algae Smoothing Eye Cream is fabulous value, at £3.56 for 15ml tube. I was very surprised at the performance of the Goats Milk and Marine Algae Eye Cream. For me they worked well, and really worth a try.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

*Gifted by the brand

Bobbi Brown Art Sticks Liquid Lipstick

Hi beauties

Some Makeup today with Bobbi Brown Art Sticks Liquid Lipsticks. I’ve not tried anything from the brand before so when these were on a clearance price from QVCUK I snapped them up.

The two colours are Vintage Pink and Plum Noir. Vintage Pink is my favourite of the two, the Plum Noir is just a bit too dark for me.

I have to confess I don’t really like these lipsticks. You have to squeeze the product into the tip of the packaging and I found it very hard to apply and look neat, especially Plum Noir. They also don’t last very long either, which I was really disappointed about.

For me, pretty much a waste of money and I wouldn’t buy any other lipsticks in this format. I think the Art Stick pencils would probably be better.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Pie Box Number 4

Hello beauties,

I’ve got my Beauty Pie Box Number 4 for you today, I’m really enjoying what I’m trialling so naturally I wanted more!

I chose:

  • Japanfusion Pure Transformation Cleanser
  • Japanfusion Hydra Prep Lotion
  • Fruitienzyme Five Minute Facial
  • Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin Defense Serum
  • I did try the Fruitienzyme Five Minute Facial and was very disappointed to find that it had exfoliating particles in. I hadn’t read the description properly before ordering! So I only used it once before giving it to a friend, that won’t be reviewed.
  • The other products will be tested as usual and then reviews will be posted in the normal fashion.
  • Till next time,
  • Lucy xxx