Lime and Lilac Natural Light Facial Oil

Hi beauties,

My name is Lucy and I have an oil addiction, so when my friend Lisa launched her facial oil I placed my order quickly!

Lisa has a similar skin type to me, we are both oily with the occasional breakouts making this oil a great option for me. Lisa thoroughly researched oils that would be appropriate for the oily skin type that wouldn’t overload but still providing anti ageing properties.

Natural Light Face Oil is comprised of many natural oils, Safflower, Watermelon, Prickly Pear, Passionflower, Hemp, Argan, Natural Vitamin E and the beautiful fragrance essential oils of Neroli and Frankincense.

I love this Oil, it’s light and non greasy and I adore the fragrance. It’s beautiful to use and my skin always feels so soft and smooth after I use it. I’ve used it Day and Night, I’ve also layered with serums and moisturisers with no heavy feel or pilling. You need the tiniest amount, I use about 3-6 drops depending on how thirsty my skin is, I generally use more on my neck. A 15ml bottle is £34.50, for me it is able to stand with other brands I love like Decleor and Liz Earle. The packaging is gorgeous too, Lisa uses an amber bottle to keep the ingredients potent. The external packaging is recycled cardboard, that’s environmental friendly as well as pretty.

I would recommend this oil to anyone with oily skin who is also concerned with anti ageing, you wouldn’t go wrong with this.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Sönd Skin Revitalising Face Serum

Hello beauties,

When my skin was at its most confused, angry, spotty and sensitive I didn’t know where to turn. I had some great advice and products recommendations, one of which was from Sönd Skincare, Revitalising Face Serum.

Sönd Skincare believe that our skin is at its healthiest in an alkaline state, their range of products have a pH of 7.3 which is a bit higher of the neutral pH water has at 7.0.

The introduction of this serum marked a dramatic change in my skin, particularly in terms of the reduction of irritation. The inclusion of Silica and Hyaluronic Acid soothed my skin, making it so much smoother and softer. I didn’t really notice any marked difference in firming necessarily, but to be honest I wasn’t looking for that kind of result.

If you are suffering with irritated, red, dry and skin that’s basically throwing its toys out of the pram I would definitely recommend this. At £42.00 it’s not the cheapest of serums, however I only needed a short course of two months to be completely back to normal. I noticed improvement in redness and dryness within a couple of days, but it took longer to get rid of the irritated little whiteheads that I had.

Revitalising Face Serum is light and non greasy and has a lovely smoothing texture. It didn’t pill under any moisturiser or SPF I used, I was certainly was very happy and grateful for returning my skin back to its normal state. Go to http://www.sondskin.co.uk to find out more.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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

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

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

Caudalie Vinoperfect Overnight Renewal Cream

Hi beautiful people,

I am a big fan of Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and their Premier Cru Eye Cream, so I was really excited to try Vinoperfect Overnight Renewal Cream.

Like the serum, Overnight Renewal Cream is for treating dark spots and providing radiance to your skin. With their ingredient Viniferine and Papaya for gentle exfoliation I saw results with the serum. It didn’t happen overnight but will consistent use you definitely get results.

So I was really disappointed when I tried Overnight Renewal Cream and it didn’t make any difference to my skin at all. The texture is gorgeous, light, not sticky and it has a beautiful fresh smell and it’s lovely and hydrating. But that’s it I’m afraid, no difference in the texture of my skin or the appearance of dark spots.

I wouldn’t purchase a full size of this, it’s a lovely moisturiser but there are plenty of those around for more affordable prices. For 40ml it’s £32.00 which I think is quite expensive, as for me, it didn’t live up to its promises.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Lotta Skincare Botanical Beauty Balm

Hi beauty lovers,

I have a multi purpose product today by an independent brand, Lotta Skincare. Lotta is made by Charlotte who when starting her degree realised she could no longer afford the high end products she previously bought. As Charlotte studied Chemistry at university, she discovered what kind of chemicals were in conventional skincare, this led to three years making and testing her own products using natural ingredients that were beneficial for skin. Botanical Beauty Balm is one of her products.

Botanical Beauty Balm is multi use, you can use it as a cleanser as well as a moisturising balm for dry skin. I’ve used it as an overnight treatment on body, face and hands and I have to confess I love it!

The balm is Macadamia Seed Oil based with Sweet Almond, Coconut, Sunflower Seed Oils and beeswax. There are essential oils of Clove, Lavendin, Tea Tree and Geranium. It has a gorgeous texture, it is thick so you do have to warm it up by massaging into the skin. Perfect for as an overnight mask, Cuticle Treatment, Lip Balm, foot cream, any dry skin it Botanical Beauty Balm calms and hydrates your skin.

I love it, you only need a small amount as it is concentrated. I think the most surprising thing to me was the price, for 50g is £5.95 (plus shipping) it is SO affordable. You all know how much I love to find fantastic value for money, Lotta Skincare definitely offers that. Charlotte’s Night Owl Facial Oil is an extremely reasonable £15.95 for 45g. Check out her shop on etsy.com.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx