Alpha H Liquid Gold Collection

Hi beauties

I bought this collection from QVCUK a couple of months ago while it was a today’s special value. I like Alpha H but have got out the habit of using the brand and this set intrigued me.

There were 2 new launches in the collection, the Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream and the Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask. I also hadn’t tried the Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream so looking forward to trying that.

I love peels in a mask, they’re so quick and convenient and you get results in about 10 minutes. Who wouldn’t want that?? I have tried it a couple of times but want to test it further to see how I can work it into a routine. Keep your eyes peeled as all products will be individually reviewed

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy

Hi beauties!

Today I have the Overnight Hydration Therapy from Espa. I can’t remember now where I got this from as I have had it a while and for some reason I overlook it, I don’t know why.

This is a rich creamy mask that you do have to take a bit of time to work into your skin. The directions say to massage into face, neck and Décolleté until the formula turns white. Then wait 5 minutes before retiring to bed.

The fragrance is utterly divine, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang and Lavandin essential oils make up the scent with encapsulated Lavender releases it’s fragrance once the mask has settled on your skin.

I love this mask, I didn’t want to because I knew that coming from Espa it would be expensive. And it is, a 55ml jar will set you back £37.00 but if you want a fuss free product that smells of a beautiful spa and makes your face feel wonderfully soft in the morning, this is the mask for you. Check out more about Espa at http://www.espaskincare.com. A heads up, their Facial Oil is also gorgeous!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Avène Antirougeurs Redness Relief

Hi beauties

I went through a bad skin phase earlier on in the year, I was extremely stressed and was breaking out with little whiteheads that I couldn’t squeeze that were extremely painful. Add to this my skin was red and felt very irritated. I reached out to Victoria Partridge on Instagram who is a local facialist who really knows her skincare.

Victoria recommended a very gentle routine, with this Avene Antirougeurs Redness Relief Soothing Mask.

This mask is great, so cooling and soothing. It has a light green colour which helps to calm down the redness in your skin. Antirougeurs does exactly what it says on the tin. I would call this a “first aid” type of product, a great one to have in times of need. It hydrates and works very quickly.

Thank you Avene for a brilliant product which helped my skin at the most difficult time, it’s also very affordable, £14.50 at Boots.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Bioderma Hydrabio Masque

Hi beauties

I have the Bioderma Hydrabio Masque today, I bought it earlier on in the year but it wasn’t until recently that I started testing it properly.

I was really surprised by this mask, the texture is quite thin and I wondered if it would be hydrating enough. I needed not have worried, this a remarkable mask that I consider an SOS product. Perfect for any time your skin is dry and dehydrated and its so quick to use too!

As the weather has been so much warmer my skin has been far more oily but with the heat and the new fan that I have on the highest setting, my skin has felt drier and tighter so I thought I would give this a try.

After cleansing I popped a layer of this on, it says to leave it on for 10 minutes but in the end I left it on a bit longer. The results are brilliant. The light texture means it sinks in so quickly, it has what I think of as a “skincare smell” not overpowering, slightly fresh and not intrusive.

I love this mask, I think its one of those products that is a quick fix. Not just at this time of year but all year round. I think it would be just as good in the winter time what with central heating. I bought it from easyparapharmacie.co.uk and currently its £7.99.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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

Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton 5 Minute Miracle Mask

Hi beauties

Today I have the Seahorse Plankton 5 Minute Miracle Mask from Beauty Kitchen.

This has been my go to mask for a few months now, it’s a clay mask you can use from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the time you have.

I usually use it for the longest time, it yields the best results for me. It contains microalgae that deep cleans and detoxes your skin leaving it feeling refreshed, looking clearer and feeling smooth.

5 Minute Miracle Mask has a gorgeous fresh scent to it, and it’s very cooling on the skin. I find it a complete pleasure to use, and I already have another pot for when this jar runs out. Beauty Kitchen support The Seahorse Trust, they donate to the cause to preserve and conserve Seahorses. They are also a certified B Corporation business which means they abide by the corporations guidelines for social and environmental performance with sustainability and transparency.

You can get this fab mask from Beauty Kitchen direct or Holland and Barrett where their products are frequently on offer. A 60ml jar is £14.99, a little goes a long way, I use mine at least weekly and it’s lasted me about 6 months. I still have quite a few more applications to go! Definite value for money and a mask that gives great results.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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