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Sunday Riley U.F.O Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

Hey guys!
So you probably won’t know, but I suffer from oily, acne prone skin and everything seems to break me out, which really sucks! I’ve been using the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate for a couple of years now but fancied a change so started hunting online to try and find something that would focus more on clearing my skin. Everywhere I looked I noticed Sunday Riley products keep popping up. I did some research and decided to splurge on their new U.F.O Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil from Space NK.

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U.F.O contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid, and is designed to help fight acne and clear congested pores. It contains a number of beneficial plant oils to calm, rehydrate and protect skin, including cucumber seed oil, jojoba oil, pomegranate oil and flax seed oil. 

The oil, which retails at £68, comes in a chic glass bottle and has a dropper dispenser. It’s a bright alien green colour (which I love) and has a really strong herbal scent, which you’ll either love or hate, but I kind of like it. It goes onto the skin really nicely and absorbs pretty fast. 

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At first I was a bit worried that it would irritate my skin because it has such a strong scent, however I was really pleasantly surprised. I’ve been applying 3 drops of this to my freshly cleansed face every night and I noticed a massive difference after only a couple of days. My skin started to clear up (yey), my red acne scars started to fade and my skin kind of had a glow to it. I’ve even had complements from people telling me how much better my skin looks which feels absolutely amazing!

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I feel a lot more confident now to go out without makeup on, which to me is great because normally I have full foundation on wherever I go! Now I know it’s quite a pricey product and I don’t normally splurge on skincare, however personally I think it’s worth paying because of how well it works with my skin. To me, U.F.O really is an out-of-this-world product and I would really recommend it to others who also suffer from acne prone skin.

If you know of any fab skincare products to try let me know in the comments and I hope you enjoyed this post :)

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REVIEW – MAGNITONE LUCID *AND DISCOUNT CODE*

Hi everyone, so for the past week I have been doing the Magnitone 7 Day challenge and thought I’d let you know how I got on.

I have seen cleansing brushes all over the internet in the past few months and had always wanted to try one. The only thing stopping me was the price, I was worried that I would buy one and it wouldn’t work for me.

magnitone2 editA little while ago The Bloggers Hub held their #BHTwitterParty, which was so much fun, and were giving away the chance to review a Magnitone Lucid Daily Cleansing & Exfoliating Brush. I was so excited when I found out I was one of the lucky ones chosen to review one of these fabulous little brushes. Out of the 4 different colours to choose from (Plush Pink, Aqua Green, Dazzling Blue and Sunshine Yellow) I chose the yellow because the weather at the time was really nice and sunny and it reminded me of the sun haha.

So in the box you get –
Magnitone Lucid cleansing brush

Charger
Wireless Charger
12 Month Warranty 

Instructions

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I have been using my Magnitone Lucid every morning and night with my ‘LUSH Let The Good Times Roll’  (review here) cleanser for the past week, on the 2nd mode though as I have sensitive skin, and I have really noticed a difference. 

As I wear quite heavy makeup everyday, my skin can get quite spotty at times, so I really like that this brush helps to control that. I’ve noticed that I’ve been getting less spots and the ones I do get go the day after. Another thing I’ve noticed is that my skin is a lot smoother, like I have no little bumpy bits anymore. My favourite thing though about using this brush is that my makeup is sitting a lot better on my face and lasting a lot longer, which is amazing!

magnitone4 editI can’t wait to keep using this exfoliating brush and seeing the difference getting better in my skin, I would definitely recommend using one!
Luckily for you guys I have a discount code for you. If you enter the code ‘Laurie20‘ at checkout you can get 20% off your very own
Magnitone Lucid, which is so good! 

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REVIEW – LUSH ‘LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL’ CLEANSER

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LUSH ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ Cleanser – £6.75 / 100g

Hi everyone, I picked up this cleanser the other week in my nearest LUSH store and wanted to let you guys know about it.

I’ve been trying to find a new daily exfoliating cleanser that works great with my skin for absolutely ages and have had no luck what so ever; they normally end up breaking me out since I have really sensitive skin, which is really annoying!

I was watching one of Jamie Genevieve‘s videos (which by the way are amazing), where she used this cleanser and said it was really nice, so I thought I may as well try it, and omg I’m so pleased I did!

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I’ve been using this twice a day with my Magnitone Lucid (I have a review on this coming soon) and I really love this product! As it contains Maize flour and polenta, it gently exfoliates, which is so nice. The cinnamon powder stimulates your skin and leaves it feeling lovely and fresh and clean. Even though it is a daily exfoliator, it’s so gentle on your skin, it’s lovely! 

At first I thought I was going to get bored of using this because I’m a really impatient person, and before you apply it to your face, you have to put it into the palm of your hand first and add water until it’s a paste, which I originally thought was going to take ages, but it literally takes a couple of seconds. I was so pleased haha. 

Another thing I love about this is the smell, it literally smells like biscuits, it’s amazing! If you like sweet scents, then you’ll really like the smell of this. 

LUSH CLEANSER EDIT3I’m always on the look out for new skincare products to try, so let me know some of your favourites in the comments :)

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JOIK WHITE CHOCOLATE BATH TRUFFLES

Hi everyone, a couple weeks ago I received these lovely bath truffles in the post and wanted to try them out and review them for you.

So for you who don’t know, JOIK was founded by Eva-Maria Õunapuu in 2005 and is a natural cosmetic brand from Estonia. They have a fantastic collection of products so I would definitely check them out. (https://www.lovelula.com/products?utf8=✓&keywords=joik)

official joik boxThey were kind enough to send me some of their White Chocolate Bath Truffles to try out and omg I absolutely love them! For starters, I really like the packaging, it’s really simple yet looks really classy. I think the silver writing works really well.

As soon as you open the box you are hit with the amazing scent of white chocolate, which is divine. They literally smell as though you could just eat them, although I wouldn’t really recommend doing that haha. I was so excited to use these after smelling them and seeing them!
truffles out edit 2 So since they contain cacao seed butter, they left my skin feeling absolutely amazing, like I can’t even describe how soft and velvety it felt! As soon as the truffle had melted, I could see the oil in the water so I knew it was going to be great. I have really dry skin so these were incredible for me, so moisturising!

Another thing I love about these truffles is that they contain dried flowers. I think it just makes them look so pretty and very feminine. Although I personally did scoop them out of the bath, I still think they are really nice. I just really, really love this product!
close up of truffleThe only really downside for me was that they didn’t melt very well, I had to break them up a bit but it definitely didn’t put me off.

I absolutely love this product and would 100% recommend it! I look froward to trying other things from JOIK, hopefully they are as good as these truffles. If you want to try them for yourself here is a link to be able to get them in the UK –
https://www.lovelula.com/products/joik-white-chocolate-bath-truffles-220-gr

If you decide to try them I hope you love them as much as I do!

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DISCOVERING NIP+FAB

nip and fab editHi everyone! I went shopping the other day and picked up a few products from Nip+Fab and thought I’d show you them.

So as you probably know, Nip+Fab have been in the public eye a lot recently, having recruited the very stylish Kylie Jenner as their brand ambassador. If you know me, then you’ll know how much I love Kylie, so being able to use the same skin care products as she does make me very happy.
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Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum – £19.95

After looking online at Kylie’s picks and at photos from the Nip+Fab event, I knew I wanted to give the Dragon’s Blood Serum a try. I love the smell of Dragon’s Blood anyway, so it was a pretty obvious choice for me. Since it contains Velvet flower, it really helps to enhance moisturisation and illuminate my skin. Also, the Dragon’s Blood, which comes from the Croton Lechleri tree, forms a protective film on your skin to protect it against environmental aggressors, which I absolutely love! I find that this product really hydrates my skin and leaves it feeling really soft and velvety and so far I really love it!
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Glycolic Instant Fix Mask – £12.95

I was originally going to get the Dragon’s Blood Fix Mask to go with the serum, however they didn’t have it in store so I went for this one instead. I absolutely love the smell of this, it’s very fresh and smells kind of like grapefruit. I used this mask last night and once I washed it off it left my skin feeling amazing, I really really like it! Since it contains Glycerin, it really moisturises, revives and helps restore skin suppleness, which is great!

I’m so excited to go out and try some more of these products, especially the Glycolic Fix Pads and the Yoga Blend Body Lotion. Thanks to Kylie Jenner for introducing me to this wonderful brand!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of the Nip+Fab skincare products :)

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Review – Zuzka Natural Beauty

Hi everyone, so I’ve been trying out a new moisturiser recently and thought I’d do a review for you.

When it comes to moisturiser, I tend to stick to the same ones, which are Benefit Total Moisture and the Simple Rich Moisturiser because I find they work really well with my skin. Since I have dry skin, I definitely prefer thicker moisturisers because I find that they keep my skin a lot more hydrated and my makeup sits a lot better.

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I wanted a change so I thought why not give Zuzka a try. If you don’t know, Zuzka Natural Beauty is an organic beauty company created by Susan Kohutova. They very kindly sent me some of their Royal Gold Nourishing Day Cream to try out so I thought I’d tell you how I got on with it. I’ve never used any organic beauty products before so I was really excited to use this.

At first I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it, but the more I use it the more I love it. I use this on a morning before putting my makeup on because it’s really thick so it works as a great base. I also use it on a night before I go to bed because it’s so moisturising and leaves my skin feeling really lovely. Since it contains Royal Jelly, it’s packed with vitamins so it’s really good for your skin, especially if you have dry or mature skin.

My favourite thing about this product is that although it has a scent, it doesn’t give me spots, which I love! Normally, products with fragrance in irritate my skin so finding something that doesn’t is great!

zuzka open editYou get a 50ml pot for £34.99, which is pretty pricey, but it’s such a great product so to me it’s worth it. When this is gone I will definitely be purchasing myself another. I don’t think I’ve ever been this satisfied with a moisturiser before, like I actually love this so much!

Another thing I really like about this is the packaging, I love the matte sides with the mirrored detail, it think it looks really sophisticated.The pink logo also works really well because the colours go so well together, I just think it looks pretty and expensive looking.

The only thing I don’t really like about this product is the scent, it’s a very clean smell. It isn’t an awful scent, it’s just that I prefer quite citrusy scents because I find them very refreshing.

zuzka cream on hand editI would definitely recommend you check out this company if you haven’t already and this cream, I’ll leave you a link here – Zuzka Natural Beauty – They do so many different skin care products, so if you’re into that then I think you’ll love it.

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Review – The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser

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Hi everyone! So today I thought I would do a review on a fabulous little product I purchased recently.

For me, Mac Prep & Prime Skin Base Visage was the best thing in the world, I used to absolutely love it, however I found that on some occasions it would break me out really bad, which was pretty annoying coming from such a good product. So I decided to give my skin a break from it and try something else. After searching high and low, I finally came across this little beauty.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser is such a good product, it leaves my skin feeling really fresh, which I love! As it contains tea tree oil, it has a really strong smell, which some people may love and others may hate, however I find it really refreshing and calming.

You get a 30ml tube for £7.50, which I don’t think is bad at all, considering a little goes a long way. I love how this primer just glides onto your skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth. I’ve also found that when I apply my makeup on top of it, it lasts soo much longer and looks 10x better than it normally does. Now I could never wear foundation without it! Another thing I love about this product is that the tea tree oil in it really helps my skin, I haven’t had half as many breakouts as I used to get and when I do get the odd spot it goes straight away. It’s definitely going to be getting repurchased soon!

If you know of any other good primers, please let me know in the comments :)

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