Hey Sweetie pies!
A few weeks ago I was in town and treated myself to a few cleansing purchases, because I've been getting a bit bummed about a few little spotties popping up here and there.
I walked into Lush and, being 11 o'clock on a Wednesday when no-one's in town, the woman pounced on me telling me all about how wonderful everything was. I normally do get quite bugged when people do this, but since I know diddly squat about facial products I was all for a bit of advice.
I bough the 'King of Skin' body bar (left) and the 'Mask of Magnaminty' face mask. Both around the £5 mark so I perfectly in my price range I'd say!
I'd heard mixed reviews about the King of Skin body butter bar, but when first hearing about it I thought it was a great idea - because I get quite dry skin, especially my legs, and I can never be bothered to moisturise because it takes too long to let it dry and I can't do anything or sit on anything and it's just a hassle. So I thought an in shower one would be a great solution, just rub it everywhere while you're in the shower, wash it off and voilà! And to be honest, I'm quite liking it! Granted I bought it about a month ago but I've used it for every shower and I've still got some left (I was worried it would melt away in like 2 showers and therefore not be very good). A tip if you're thinking of getting it/already use it, turn the shower off when you use it because the heat and water does make the bar melt quicker. It also smells gorgeous (as well as stinking out my room a lovely lush smell!) and really does make my skin feel a lot softer and healthy, gone are the little flakes of skin that appear when I try and dry myself. I feel it was a very good price for what it was too, cause even though it doesn't last as long as a normal as most moisturisers, it was only £5ish and is all natural and feels great I think.
(Here was also my vegan brownie from Filmore and Union - which was huge and delicious if I do say so myself!)
Now the face mask was a new buy, because I never ever use face masks, but I was willing to try something new to do whatever possible to help my skin. Most of the masks there only last a few weeks and you have to keep in the fridge so I wasn't going to get one originally (although I was tempted to buy the chocolate one and see who of my uni house mates would try and eat it - does everyone have a food thief problem in halls?) but the lady did point me to this little pot that is self-preserving and lasts until May! So I thought why not, let's give it a go!
It smells like peppermint and is an exfoliation mask too, which is great because it makes your skin feel so smooth and fresh afterwards. I've used it twice a week since I've got it and I've barely made a dent (picture was taken after I'd used it twice). I don't know whether its my subconscious thinking my skins better because I'm using these products/my skin is actually better anyway but I feel quite happy with the way its headed.
Just thought I'd share with you my fishtail pigtail plaits I did the other day.
Now a few months ago I purchased this Origins Super Spot Remover, in hope that it would clear up my spots and I saw the review on Zoella's blog and thought I'd go for it. Again, there were mixed reviews in the comments of her blog post but she seemed so enthusiastic about it that I bought it. I'm afraid I'm not that impressed. It was £15 for a teeny tiny bottle (granted it lasts ages cause you don't use much at all) but it just seemed like any other spot remover I'd got before (for less than half the price). Also it leaves a layer of the stuff over the spot which dries up and so I don't feel like I can wear make up over it because it just ends up falling off after a while leaving a big gap of uneven make up and usually the spot's still there. I could be using it wrong/not given it much of a chance but so far I'm not the biggest fan - I'm not a beautician or remotely anything close so don't rely on my word for it!
This Hot cloth cleanser comes with 2 muslin cloths and you literally pop a bit of this on your face, wet the cloth with warm water and wash it all off - Simples.
Now onto these products. I got a free travel sized Liz Earle cleanse and polish with a boohoo or asos order aaaggeeess ago (like the mini one on the right) as well as seeing it on one of Zoella's videos and it worked really well. It took off all my make up (not sure about eye make up because I don't wear it in the day) and left my skin feeling fresh. So since this was on offer (it's quite pricey at £14, but it was free delivery and came with the free tonic) I thought I'd get some for my own. So far, I'm liking it - again I'm not a professional and it may be that I'm just thinking my skin is feeling better because I'm into this new routine and it may prove that my skin is just clearing up on it's own - and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and healthy.
There we go, my first sort of beauty post I guess.
I was not paid to say any of that and was not given any of that, it all came from my own money and my own thoughts, just thought I'd mention.
What products are you loving?
You can buy these products here:
Lush King of Skin £5.75
Lush Mask of Magnaminty £5.50
Origins Super Spot Remover £15 (although currently £13.50)
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish £15.50 (comes with free travel kit and muslin cloth)