Unboxing ~ Love Lula Beauty Box August 2019

The LoveLula Beauty Box is available as a one-off box for £19.95, or on a rolling monthly plan for £14.95 - both of these prices are inclusive of postage and packaging. Other subscription plans are available - Subscribe HERE.
Let's taker a closer look at this month's products:

The August Box featured four full size products and a sample sachet - total value is £61.00
I'll be honest, it would be pretty hard to beat the July box which featured some amazing products, including a Dafna's mini sampler kit in a makeup bag (which I didn't get - kicking myself!!). But this month's box was still pretty impressive.
As ever, there is a 25% discount code offered to redeem against purchases from any of the brands featured in this month's box.

Madara Eye Contour Cream (RRP £26)
It seems almost guaranteed that there will be a Madara product in every Love Lula box! I'm not complaining though as Madara are a great brand and I'm always happy to receive their products. The eye…

Pure Savvy - Just a Minute Brightening Facial Mask Review

Pure Savvy - Just a Minute Brightening Facial Mask
* PR Sample - This item was sent to me in return for an honest review. Links are not affiliated.
What is it? A gentle exfoliating 'flash' mask formulated with fruit enzymes and botanical extracts. Suitable for all skin types but is particularly suited to sensitive skin.
Ingredients Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Aqua (Water), Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Sodium Levulinate, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Sodium Anisate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium v. sinnensis (Sweet Orange), Cupressus Sempivirens (Cypress), Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense), Citrus Limon (Lemon), Citrus Aurantium v.amara (Neroli), Citrus Aurantium v.amara (Petitgrain), Limonene, Ascorbic Acid, Linalool.

Scent and Texture Light-weight milky gel wi…

The Inkey List - Snow Mushroom - First Impressions

I cannot stand product pilling!  You think you have a lovely skincare routine all lined up - it's going beautifully - you're all soft-skinned and glowy and looking forward to finishing off with a gorgeous facial oil - and then suddenly - it's all ruined by the facial oil pilling on your skin and everything feels all bitty and undone!
It's taken me several months, but I think I have uncovered the mystery of why some facial oils pill in my skincare routine. 
I think the culprit is Hyaluronic Acid! Again, not all products including Hyaluronic Acid, but some - there doesn't seem to be any more rhyme or reason to it than that!
So, what to do? Products containing HA are an absolutely vital skincare step for me personally. I need that extra layer of deep hydration that HA affords. And facial oils are also an essential step in my routine - I can't imagine not including a gorgeous oil every morning and/or evening. But - I really cannot abide that feeling you get from produc…

Ishtar Skinlights - Perfect & Glow Review

Ishtar Skinlights - Perfect & Glow Peptide P3 + SOD + Vit C Rovisomes £14.00 for 30ml BUY HERE
What is it? Perfect & Glow Serum is a Vitamin C treatment, with added P3 Peptide and SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) and Silver Vine Extract.  Formulated with 2nd generation Vitamin C Liposomes suspended in a hydrating base, it plumps skin cells, brightens and protects.  Peptide P3 renews and enhances skin texture, SOD contibutes a powerful free-radical busting effect, and Silver Vine extract improves skin translucency. Together these skin actives brighten and enhance a dull complexion and boost every day radiance.  Our instantly absorbed serum can be used under makeup. It is a hassle-free way of adding a serious  pollution-busting anti-oxidant boost to your skincare routine. (From Ishtar Skinlights website)
Ingredients Aqua, Isopentyldiol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate, Superoxide Dimutase, Actinidia Polygama Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Le…

Alexa Sky Botanicals - Skin Metamorphosis 24K Gold Elixir Review

Alexa Sky Botanicals Skin Metamorphosis 24K Gold Elixir £40 for 30ml BUY HERE
* PR Sample - I received this product in return for an honest review. Links are not affiliated.
What is it?

Our lightweight rejuvenating multitasking facial Elixir is carefully handcrafted with truly luxurious natural ingredients such as Blueberry, Papaya, Cucumber and Rosehip. All loaded with powerful antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids and other micronutrients to help tone, brighten, firm and hydrate skin and support your glowing appearance. Infused with small particles of 24K gold which gets absorbed into the skin imparting a rich glow making the skin look heathy, fresher and more radiant. To this we combined a soothing, calming and uplifting blend of Lemongrass & Sweet Orange essential oils to create a remarkable synergy and provide the ultimate skin nourishing treatment for you.

Cucumis Sativus Oil (Cucumber Seed Oil), Rosa Canina (Rosehip Fruit Oil), Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed Oil), Vacc…

July 2019 Empties

Key WR - Will repurchase or have already repurchased MR - Might repurchase at a later date. WNR - Will not repurchase. Either it didn't work for me, I didn't like it, it's too expensive or it had ingredients that didn't suit my skin.


* The Body Shop - Drops of Light Liquid Peel MR
Phew! This took me so long to finish - mainly because I only used it once or twice a week.
This was such a novelty for the whole family when I first bought this. Everyone was enamoured by the apparent 'peeling' off little balls of skin, which was actually the product, pilling up to create an exfoliation effect. It's not that the product lost its efficacy - just some of its novelty. This is a great little brightener and gentle exfoliator. I found it so much better after I started to microblade, otherwise the little balls would stick to my peach fuzz!
I might repurchase in the future but I have similar products to use up first.

* Prai - Throat Microdermabrasion Skin Resurfacer WNR

July 2019 Monthly Favourites

July has been a month for discovery - mostly in mini form as there have been some impossible-to-miss 'try it' sample offers.

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
Mini 3 Step Starter Kit

This fantastic mini starter set was on offer for just £5. I have tried to find the link, but sadly, I think this offer has finished now.
This mini set comprised a 5ml Miracle Cleanser; 5ml Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser; 5ml Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser; 2ml Revitalise & Glow Serum and a cotton face cloth.
It was a great chance to be able to try out these products from a well-loved brand. I really enjoyed the Miracle Cleanser, but it is highly perfumed, so wasn't suitable for eye makeup removal. Also, the dinky little 2ml serum bottle had it's own metal roller ball application, but I found it very hard to actually get much product out so the ball felt like it was dragging on my skin. I enjoyed the moisturisers the most. They're very rich and creamy but don't feel heavy or greasy on t…