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.
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.
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.
Today I’ll be reviewing the new L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Scrub. I picked this up in Superdrug while on its introductory offer, priced at £3.99. The regular RRP is £5.99. Typically I prefer to use chemical exfoliation, but I’ve been wanting to incorporate the occasional physical exfoliant too. Scrubs are really satisfying and I like the super-smooth feeling you tend to get afterwards. I thought the clay would be a nice bonus and that it would possibly double as a quick clay mask too. I chose the red ‘glow’ scrub as brightening up my skin and having a nice smooth base for makeup is my main skincare goal right now.