Skincare

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Jessica Alba and Kylie Jenner 

What in “blue blazes” (Happy belated #AustraliaDay) are those collagen lip jelly masks that I’ve been hearing about? ūüėĪ

They’re like a mask (for the lips) packed with collagen which claim to be lip-plumping and ¬†lift the contours of our lips so that they appear bigger, fuller and more poutier.

YouTubers and Instagrammers alike have been upping the ante on promoting¬†them, sharing¬†videos of them trying it out and now it’s gone viral (less of an infection, more of an Internet sensation).

I haven’t tried the “lip jellies”¬†personally but the results which I have seen look incredible. However, I’m not sure if it’s a trick of a Photoshop switch and a marketing ploy by celebs /¬†non-celebs or if they actually work… Either way, it’s pretty impressive!

Why am I sceptical about whether they work on not? I say this because I purchased a Fullips¬†lip enhancer,¬†which worked, but it still didn’t give the results I saw on YouTube from others… Maybe I didn’t use it right or maybe my lips aren’t suitable for the one which got delivered (as there are various sizes), but I’m not sure… I did¬†notice a difference at first, but now that a year or so has passed since using it, I have to say that I have since become¬†underwhelmed with the result.

I now rely on¬†over-lining my lips with matte liquid lipsticks as¬†I don’t want my lips to get bruised nor swollen. All I really want is a fuller pout.

Truthfully, I’m not sure if I’ll be purchasing the lip jellies… I might do¬†for fun, to test them out on here, but I’m torn. I may just note the ones I’ve heard of, embed the videos of results and do a bit of research on other people’s views. That’s what I might do, it’ll be more of a feature than a review, so keep an eye, nose or cheek out.

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EOS: Coconut Milk Lip Balm

This is another highly celebrity endorsed product that I have been wanting to review for the longest time…

I finally have been able to because it’s Winter, and in Winter, we all need a celebrity endorsed sphere lip balm which costs ¬£6¬†but¬†is so small that that you can eat it in less than one mouth full (not that you would because it goes on the lips not inside them). Am I right?

I purchased EOS‘¬†(Evolution of Smooth) Coconut Milk. I’m not going to lie to you, the only other reason I bought it (other than wanting to see what all the fuss was about) was that it claims to be Organic. I love Organic produce, I try to use as much Organic things as possible, especially in my meals.

Get noticed with visibly softer lips. Nourish your lips and enjoy the delicious flavor of this coconut milk lip balm!

The packaging¬†of EOS Lip Balm sphere? As small as it is, there’s no denying it’s unique, and cute. The Coconut Milk¬†one came in a pale pink sphere which was sweet.

The scent? Delicious. Like Coconut Milk which is expected because I purchased a Coconut Milk lip balm… ūüėā Imagine if it came smelling like Chicken. I’d send it back or deliver it to the ‘Pengest Munch’¬†and self-titled: ‘Chicken Connoisseur’¬†to review! It’s hardly “roadman” worthy, but it’ll do…

Taste? ūüėč I wanted to eat it in one sitting. But, the cost, along with the fact that it’ll never fill me up,¬†had me abstaining!

The result? Your bog standard lip balm. Yes, the ingredients – as far as I know – are organic, but the results are not extra-terrestrial or noticeable. What I mean is, no one has stopped me in the street to tell me that my lips look “Organic”. My friends don’t say: “Oh wow! Your lips felt a special kind of Organic on my cheeks, you wearing EOS?” when I go to give them a little peck. I’m not denying that my lips didn’t feel soft afterwards, but isn’t that the main purpose of a lip balm? You wouldn’t buy a lip balm if it said it’ll make your lips dry and coarse, would you?

Price? LOL. Just, LOL. (and I’m not talking Miley Cyrus’ – who has endorsed¬†EOS on her Insta – film). ¬£6 for a tiny pot of lip balm which hydrated as much as a Vaseline tin would. Do the maths!

Is it work six “squids”? If it weren’t for its “organic” claim, I’d have said no. It’s too small and doesn’t hydrate my lips any more than a usual lip balm that I could get for a pound or two. Vaseline is cost-effective and works better. But, then, you’re not buying into a celebrity endorsed product when you purchase a tin of petroleum jelly. ūüėā

The moral of this post is: just ’cause it’s endorsed, that doesn’t mean that it’s an exceptional product for its price… Although, as I said, I suppose you’re buying into the brand and Organic produce which makes up for it, I suppose…

Look – it works, I just expected a little more from it. Remember, celebrities most¬†probably¬†don’t use this every day! Don’t forget that they¬†have enough money to get laser lip treatments (if such things exist) if they wanted!

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Liz Earle: Hot Cloth Soap & Polish Cleanser

Liz Earle. You must have heard of Liz Earle, right? If not, have no fear ’cause you¬†can find Liz Earle counters at¬†the large¬†Boots and department stores!

Tonight, I’m reviewing Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth Cleanser because I’ve heard so much about it (all good things) and decided that I should blog about it now or forever hold my peace…

You know what? The 5* reviews I read on Boots, online shopping sites and previous posts I’ve come across were right! It’s actually a grest¬†cleanser. It didn’t leave a spec of makeup on my face, left my skin hydrated afterwards with a soft-as-a-baby’s-bottom feel to it. My face has never looked so clean!

Some leave it on the skin overnight, most apply it, leave it to soak into the skin, then wipe with the muslin hot cloth provided (to polish), bedge washing off with hot water. I must say, the best way I found of using it was with the use of hot cloth. It really removed all the impurities and gave my skin a cleaner feel!

The packaging? You get quite a bit of product for the price (as well as a clean muslin cloth), it’s presented in a nice pastel-green bottle and case.

The smell? A fresh, luxuriously rich and soapy scent¬†that lets everyone know that you’ve just washed your face.

The consistency? Liquid soap. It applies like gel.

The results wash-after-wash? Soft, clean and clear skin with a glow.

The muslin cloth? Beautifully smooth on the skin. It glides on and off the skin like a glove.

Should you purchase? Probably.

No¬†– wait, what am I saying? YES!¬†Yes, of course you should.¬†Especially if you’re prone to acne or breakouts (and if your skin is mostly oily)!

 

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MyChelle: White Cranberry Cleanser

As promised, yesterday, I’m reviewing MyChelle‘s White Cranberry Cleanser, today.

For those of you who have just joined as new followers to my blog, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’ve followed you all and have read your stuff and I think it’s wonderful! I look forward to growing as a blogger and sharing some ideas with you as we progress on this journey… I’ve noticed a few of you are on BlogLovin’ too!¬†¬†So,¬†if you’d like to¬†exchange¬†usernames (so we can follow one another), just comment below! ūüėė

Anyway, back to MyChelle! Yes, MY Chelle. Not¬†YOUR Chelle¬†or OUR Chelle or THEIR Chelle. Mine. For once, “they’re not Terry’s, they’re¬†mine!” is 100% acceptable to exclaim¬†when not referring to Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

MyChelle’s White Cranberry Cleanser is very hypo-allergenic, meaning that it is for sensitive, acne-prone skin.

Deep pore clearing, oil balancing and skin refining exfoliating cleanser. Benefits: Vegan friendly, gluten free Recommended for: Oily / Blemish control. Naturally exfoliating and pore clearing cleanser brings skin into healthy balance. Willow Bark and SCO2 Totarol‚ĄĘ help bring balance to oily and blemish-prone skin conditions. Pomegranate, a super fruit rich in antioxidants and naturally exfoliating fruit acids, protects against environmental aggressors, while keeping pores clear and skin calm.

I love it because it balances out the natural oils in my skin without leaving it dry or tight (post-wash). You know sometimes when we¬†use a face wash that’s drying and we end up needing to apply our¬†moisturiser or spritz(y) toner to give it a burst of moisture? Well, this one doesn’t do that. It’s very lovely on the skin during and after washing.

Top tip: don’t get it in your eye/s! It stings like ¬†B I T C H! You’ll be crying for DAYS (and onions won’t be to blame). Although, come to think of it, I may just drop their HQ a line and ask if onions were used in the manufacturing process. ūü§£ It actually stings my eyes SO BAD! … Great cleanser nonetheless.

I like the packaging’s appearance. However, it’s¬†too much of a small¬†bottle for the price I paid. Having said that, good things come in small packages.

Its formula is a lot like water. It’s¬†not gel based, and applies like normal liquid cleansers. It only bubbles up slightly so it’s not foamy.

Famous last words for this post: MyChelle is definitely underrated. This cleanser¬†(in particular) is underrated. I love the smell of it too. I mean, it’s nothing to write¬†home about but it’s definitely one to write on my blog about!