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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Beauty Pie Plantastic Micro Peeling Super Drops

Hello beauties,

Today I have an offering from Beauty Pie, Plantastic Micropeeling Super Drops.

These are exfoliating Drops with salicylic acid and fruit enzymes. They come in a handy dropper bottle which is a huge 50ml size.

I gave up using acids every day as my skin just can’t handle it so I thought these would be ideal. You can use them twice a day to refine pores and use as a spot treatment. The problem I had with this is that I didn’t find they layered well with oils which I use a lot of and I didn’t particularly notice any benefit from them. They didn’t seem strong enough to make any difference to my skin. For me the Plantastic products I’ve tried (the other being the cleansing balm) have been duds.

I wouldn’t buy these again, I’m going to go back to using an acid toner (Jane Scrivner Skinfoliate) every other day which I find works better for me.

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

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+*

Hello beauties,

Today I have a product from La Roche Posay, Effaclar Duo+ that has been my product of the summer.

Having oily, hormonal spot prone skin I haven’t really found a product that will really help prevents those monthly jawline beasts that crop up and sometimes can be very painful. This product WORKS! With ingredients like Niacinamide (which my skin loves) Lipo Hydroxy Acid and Salicylic Acid that helps to unblock pores and Zinc that helps to reduce sebum.

I had brilliant results with this, Effaclar is a light gel serum texture, layers well under moisturiser and SPF, it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. As well as helping with existing breakouts, it helped to prevent new ones. I saw the most dramatic results around my jawline, Effaclar has really balanced my skin.

What I love is that this is a spot treatment yet you don’t have that awful drying side effect you get from most traditional products. It’s much more friendly to skin yet uber effective.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone who is suffering with breakouts, it really does deserve all the hype it gets. A real gem! A 40ml tube is £16.00 so affordable too and you can often find it on promotion online.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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

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

Jane Scrivner Skinfoliate*

Hi beauties,

Earlier on in the year I was very lucky to receive a gift parcel from the lovely Jane Scrivner and included was a bottle of Skinfoliate.

Skinfoliate is Jane’s organic AHA and BHA exfoliator, the formula is made up of Malic, Glycolic, Lactic, and Citric Acids to target the skin at different levels. There is also a blend of both AHA and BHA from pineapple, burdock, bilberry, orange, lemon, sugar maple, witchazel, white willow and raw organic apple cider vinegar.

The AHA’s in Skinfoliate target the cells on the upper layers of the skin, working to dissolve the glue that holds them to the surface while the BHA’s target lower levels, to exfoliate the pores which is ideal for oilier skins. This multi acid approach means it will sweep away dead skin cells to refine the texture of your skin, as well as encourage collagen and elastin production.

Skinfoliate is a daily resurfacer, I don’t use it every day as my skin can’t take the use of acids daily. I prefer to use this every other night with the use of a mask on a Sunday, that keeps my skin happy and also lovely and smooth. You can smell the apple cider vinegar but I don’t find it unpleasant at all, in fact I prefer it over some of the chemical smell you can get with acids. Also Skinfoliate comes in a generous 150ml size, I’ve been using it frequently and still have a lot left! Just saturate a cotton pad and apply it to your face, neck and décolleté, as Mrs Hirons says “takeittothetits”! You can find this at http://www.janescrivner.com, a 150ml bottle is £26.00. A big thank you to Jane for sending me this wonderful product to try, another product from the range that is fantastic and a joy to use.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

*Gifted by the brand