Kiko Sublime Youth Mask

Hi beauties

Today I have skincare from Kiko Milano, who are probably more well known for their makeup. I had a haul back in August and I picked up two masks, Sublime Youth Mask being one of them.

Sublime Youth Mask is a moisturising mask with Retinol, now I will point out here that it is Retinyl Palmitate and is quite far down on the ingredient listing, so I do not know how effective it is and what effect it will have on your skin. However, as a moisurising mask this is gorgeous. It has ingredients such as Shea butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Palm Oil, Cotton Seed Oil, Corn Oil, Linseed Oil, Sesame Oil, and Olive Oil which make this a beautifully creamy mask that gets to work very quickly. You need to apply it for 10-15 minutes and then remove it.

I haven’t tested it overnight, but I am sure there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t if you wanted to. I love how my skin feels afterwards, which is soft and supple with a nice firming effect that doesn’t make you snatch the first moisturiser you get your hands on. The fragrance is a lovely light floral, orchid and bergamot. It’s delicate and not overpowering, but I would say this is one for the girls.

Sublime Youth Mask is also great value, 50ml costs £9.90, I had 30% off at the time but I would buy this again at full price. For such a lovely moisturising result for under a tenner, I think is a brilliant affordable price. Perhaps if you can’t run to my ultimate favourite Gatineau Masks that go from £39.00-£45.00 it’s a great high street option.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Decleor Hydra Floral White Petal Sleeping Mask

Hi beauties

I have a new product from Decleor, Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Hydrating Sleeping Mask. God that’s a mouthful! This is part of the new White Petal range that is to tackle discolouration on the skin, boost hydration and refining skin’s texture. When Look Fantastic had a sale on Decleor, I jumped at the chance to buy one. I’m obsessed with masks and anything that will help with discolouration and skin texture. I suffer with lumps and bumps under my skin which drive me mad, they don’t turn into spots, they just sit there under the skin, being lumpy and annoying me. How rude!

So on to the mask. It’s a light gel texture, with little spheres in which holds Vitamin B3 (otherwise known as Niacinamide), Camomile and Pea extract to brighten and Salicylic Acid to help with texture issues. It smells beautiful thanks to Neroli essential oil that I find always helps me feel calm. You need a very thin layer, let it sink in and then you can go to bed. 

I really wanted to love this mask, but alas apart from hydration I didn’t notice any improvement in my skin. Texture problems were still there and I was using it 3 times a week for a good 6 weeks, so 21 applications were I feel enough time to test it. I did not see any difference in dark spots and pigmentation which is the predominant reason I bought it. If you want to test this for yourself it is available from http://www.lookfantastic.com and is £27.20 for a 50ml tube.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Kiko Haul

Hi beauties

Kiko Cosmetics had a sale on in August where they were selling their nail polishes for £1.00, buy 3 get 3 free so naturally I HAD to buy some! I really like Kiko polishes, the quality is very good and they last well on me. I like the different kind of shades they do and of course at £1.00 each it would’ve been rude of me not to purchase some. Also, there was 30% discount on some of the skincare so I treated myself to two as well as a couple of other bits. So here is the big list!

Polishes on the top row are: 379 Eggplant, 371 Gold Rosy Brown, 486 Tea Rose, 499 Dahlia Mauve, 514 Pearly Golden Coffee, 512 Metallic Rosy Taupe, 495 Pearly Vanda Burgundy, 493 Vino Perlato.

Second row: 517 Metallic Steel Blue, 486 Tea Rose, Chrome Intense 02 Precious Aramanth, 335 Ink Blue, 381 Purple Grey, Light Navy Blue.

I also bought two Creamy Lipsticks in 02 Rosy Taupe and 05 Aramanth Red, Sublime Youth Mask, Bright Lift Mask and Angled Blush brush 03.

All this cost £26.40 which Grumpy very generously treated me to, such an amazing bargain. I will be doing separate posts with swatches and reviews too.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque

Hi beauties, 

Another Sukin product today, this time the Hydrating Facial Masque. Sukin make environmentally sustainable skincare for affordable prices, I picked up a few things from the brand a few months ago and I have been trying them out.

I love masks, they are a fantastically quick way of getting ingredients into your skin. I am sure it will be no surprise to hear that I have many! I love finding the affordable options, so they aren’t expensive to try and if they are a gem you can carry on being able to afford to using them. We all have varying budgets, but what I have learned about us beauty addicts, we all love a bargain!

This is a cream mask and a thicker buttery texture which I like, Mango Seed Butter and Shea being ingredients in the product, as well as Sunflower Seed, Avocado, Olive Fruit, and Jojoba Oils to provide intense hydration. Papaya and Pineapple enzymes help to administer vitamins and smooth the skin. This mask has a slight fruity scents which to be honest, I am not a fan of, however it is not strong or overpowering and once you remove it the fragrance does not linger. 

Application is easy and unusually the directions advise you to apply this to damp skin. I apply it all over from forehead to bustline, so my neck and chest are covered. I put on a reasonably thick layer, so that you can see the mask on your skin, leave it for 15 minutes.  I really like that it is one of those masks that don’t drip, making it easy to apply and use. I usually watch TV with a mask on but you aren’t restricted to sitting down with this if you don’t want to!

This mask is one I would repurchase, it really moisturises my skin but never breaks me out making suitable for oily through to dry types. I bought mine from Boots and it cost £11.95 for 100ml.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Mask

Hi beauties

I have Sukin’s Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque today, I do love a mask to get quick results and a pick me up for your skin.

Sukin is an Australian brand that make “natural” products for really affordable prices. I had been wanting to try the brand for a while, they are stocked in Holland and Barrett and Boots but my local stores don’t carry the range. This Super Greens Masque was a choice in a You Beauty Box.

The Masque contains a super greens blend comprising of kale, spirulina and parsley, vitamins and antioxidants to detox the skin. Avocado, Baobab and Rosehip Oils provide hydration that you don’t typically have with a kaolin based clay mask. 

Super Greens has a gorgeous soft buttery texture so it’s very easy to spread on your skin. You apply it to wet skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Another thing that is unusual about a clay mask is that it doesn’t set, you don’t experience that tight, uncomfortable feeling that traditional masks give you. 

The oils mean it’s very hydrating without being/feeling greasy. I have followed Super Greens with Sukin’s Hydrating Facial Masque (review coming soon) but my oily skin doesn’t really need it as my skin is left feeling soft and comfortable and looking brighter when I have removed it. If you have drier or sensitive skin you may want to follow it up with a moisture mask, but try it first without to see how you get on.

This is a huge thumbs up from me, I really love it. Pleasurable to use, quick and I love the results I get, clearer, brighter soft feeling skin. It is of course so affordable at £11.49 for a 100ml jar that will last for months on end. You can buy from Holland and Barrett and Boots in store and online.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

B. Radiant Overnight Mask 

Hi beauties

It’s the turn of B. Radiant Overnight Mask today, I got this a while ago in a haul from Superdrug and was interested to try another overnight mask.

It’s a part of Skin Phase 2 which is for your late 30s and says this mask is “Advanced skin perfector that supercharges your skin as you sleep”. Overnight mask has Niacinamide and Panthenol to perfect the skin tone and add moisture to skin. It offers 12 hour hydration, improves skin elasticity and minimises the look of lines and wrinkles. You put this on over your other Skincare, wait ten minutes and then go to bed.


The texture is like a thick, stiff gel, but like nothing you have ever felt before. 


It is utterly revolting! I have tried this Mask about 3 times but I simply can’t use it any more. It’s hideous! If the texture wasn’t off-putting enough the mask feels really sticky when you have applied it. My skin didn’t feel that different except greasy the next morning. The smell is quite fresh, but very overpowering.

This is the second or third overnight mask I’ve tried and I haven’t liked any of them. I just don’t think they are for me. If you have very dry skin then perhaps this might be for you, if the texture doesn’t bother you. I have to say mine has already gone in the bin, this is so awful I wouldn’t destash it and give it to my best friend. However, if you do want to try it for yourself, it’s available from Superdrug at £11.99.

Until next time, 

Lucy xxx

Masque Bar Pore Refining Creme Mask

Hi beauties,

Today I gave the Pore Refining Creme Mask from Masque Bar.

Masque Bar is a relatively new brand in the U.K., I’ve actually tried a mask of theirs before, but I can’t remember which one it was!

So instead of the usual sheet mask that the Masque Bar do, this is a creme mask. INGREDIENTS are: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Bentonite, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Kaolin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Rubus Coreanus Fruit (Raspberry) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Trehalose, Erythritol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum)

This mask is fabulous, it’s hydrating as well as refining, there is no redness after using, just super soft skin and an improvement in the appearance of pores. You apply it to clean wet skin and leave it for 15-20 minutes. For me, this works really well, my skin feels smooth and brighter and pores do look clearer and reduced.

The mask is also great value, you get a box of three for £9.99 and they are really good quality. I’m glad I tried this because it is a mask I would repurchase. They are available from Boots, in store and online.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx