One of the things I received this month in my beauty boxes was a sample sachet of Oh My Skin’s ‘Sublime Enzyme Exfoliate and Resurface Mask’, so this morning I’ve tried it out. It makes some very bold claims, so I was interested to see if it could live up to them. The full size kit costs £55, which is more that I would pay for one skincare product, so it will have to show me some miraculous results for me to proclaim it worth a buy!
The sachet stated that I would see ‘remarkable results after just one application’, including:
Removal of dead skin cells
Refining and resurfacing
Reduction in pore size
Perfect skin tone
Lifting and firming
Aiding of cell renewal
Like I said, very bold claims, so was naturally rather sceptical. The directions say to apply and allow to dry for 30 minutes. You can then re-wet the mask with a facial mist and wait to dry again for greater results. Since my skin is quite used to exfoliation and generally doesn’t react negatively to it, that is what I did.
This month’s You Beauty Box has arrived! This month there weren’t as many things I was excited about in the selection as a lot of them were floral-scented, but I’m still really happy with what I chose. If you’d like to know more about the service, my review can be found here.
After subscribing to the You Beauty Box, I was bitten but the beauty box bug again, and started looking around for other affordable options. I came across the Latest In Beauty Box, which is similarly customisable, and decided to give it a try. Like You Beauty Box, you choose a number of products each month based on which tier you’ve chosen, with some sachets put in at random too. Rather that products only being available for one month, Latest In Beauty keeps a pool of products which is larger, with new products being added and old ones taken away after a longer period. This means that you have more chance to try out products if there are a lot of different items you’d like to get. However, as a new subscriber I’ve yet to see how often and how many new products are added to the pool. Whether or not I continue my subscription long term will depend on that.
The three tiers of the Latest In Beauty box are as follows:
A big thank you to Ashleigh for tagging me in this! I really like this type of thing because it gives us a chance to learn a bit more about the bloggers we follow. The way it works is that I answer 11 questions left by the blogger who tagged me, and then I leave 11 more questions for the bloggers I tag.
Who or what influenced you to start blogging? Having olive-toned skin means that finding a foundation that matches is quite nightmarish, and colours often look quite different on my skin compared to other skintones of the same depth, so it can be quite difficult to find swatches that will show how makeup will look for me. I wanted to help by adding my own reviews and swatches to help other olives out!
When I couldn’t get my usual mascara in Boots recently, I decided to try out the latest in Maybelline’s Lash Sensational range, the Lash Sensational Luscious. I thought I’d review it for you after trying it a few times.
The version I tried was the waterproof version and I haven’t tried the standard version. Honestly, I won’t be trying it, because the one I have is so hard to work with and I don’t want to waste any more money. The Lash Sensational Luscious mascara is priced at £8.99 in Boots and Superdrug, and at that price I would expect a functional mascara that enhances my lashes and doesn’t flake or smudge through the day. That’s not what I got. Not even close.
Today my June edition of the You Beauty Box arrived! I chose my items on the first of the month and I’m really glad I did as some of the items went out of stock quickly! I’m happy to say that I got all the items I picked out.
Now I’ve had time to extensively try out the three lush masks I bought a while ago, it’s time for my review! I’ll also be reviewing a couple of other lush masks I’ve bought and used in the last few months. I’ve split these reviews into two parts, just because it was getting longer than expected. In this first part, I’ll be talking about Oatifix and Rosy Cheeks.
This gentle, nourishing mask is made with fresh bananas and illipe butter to moisturise dry skin. Oatmeal, ground almonds and kaolin work together in a mildly exfoliating base to eradicate dead skin, leaving you soft, supple and moisturised.
My first ever You Beauty Box arrived just last week! Before I show you what was inside, I thought I’d give you all a quick review of the service. I’d like to say here that I’m in no way affiliated with You Magazine or You Beauty Box, so this is just me talking as a regular subscriber.
I’ve had subscription boxes (Birchbox and Glossybox) in the past, but I quickly fell out of love with them once the initial novelty had worn off. While they tried to take into account your basic skin tone, type and hair type, there was little else in the way of customisation, so I kept getting things that I had no interest in. The amount of perfumes and silicone-based hair products that went straight in the bin was bother disappointing and wasteful, so I cancelled my subscriptions.
I bought three masks. Cosmetic Warrior is a favourite of mine that I always make sure I have in my fridge because it’s so effective in calming the breakouts I often get. I also now have Oatifix and Rosy Cheeks to try out too, so I’m looking forward to a good pamper session tonight!