23 January 2012

New Bits of Skincare :)

I love skincare. I just love it! It's relatively cheaper and easier to go through than make-up, and it makes SUCH a difference to your confidence when it works, and it's just.. urgh, I love it. So these days I've been using up quite a bit of my skincare up, so I went out and got a few new things that I wanted to show you guys - and am SO excited to try out :)


First up is the La Roche Posay Astringent Lotion Micro-Exfoliant. I am a huge fan of gently exfoliating everyday, as I found with Liz Earle's cleanser and Clinique's toner. I seem to get little cyst-like bumps on certain areas of my face, which I'm hoping will go away with daily exfoliation :) I'm also really excited to pop my La Roche Posay cherry, as everyone just seems to rave about everything they come out with!

Second is LUSH's Ocean Spray, which is a exfoliator for the face. This is also a part of my effort to get rid of my cysts, but also because my St. Ives exfoliator is a little over a year old.. yeah, probably not so great lol. When the lady at LUSH used it on my hand, it felt AMAZING, so I just had to get it, there was no second thoughts :) The smell is so refreshing and I'm really crossing my fingers this helps!

The last little tub is a sample of LUSH's Cupcake mask that I've been wanting to try for absolutely ages, but couldn't because I don't own a fridge (I don't live in destitution, I live in halls.. there is a difference despite many similarities..)! So she gave me just one pot that I can use tonight - how nice of her! I absolutely love the staff at the South Molton Street store in London - they've never let me down!

Have any of you tried these products? :)
What have been your recent skincare adventures?!

<3yu

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo! I'm so desperate to get a DSLR, saving up for one atm, they really made so much difference don't they. Love your little octopus hanging on the mirror! xx

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    1. Ahh they make blogging loads easier, and I'm so excited for holidays now! Hahaha I do love my octopus too XD

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  2. Love Ocean Salt. Just remember to stir the pot well because there are larger salts on top and finer salts on the bottom. I did a review for it awhile back. http://fannied.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-lush-ocean-salt.html
    Hope you like it!

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    1. Thanks for your review Fannie, it was really helpful! :D Very excited to use it soon :)

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  3. I really wish I could use Lush's skincare products! They all smell soo delicious! The last I tried gave me a horrible rash though :(
    I've started using Simple products, seems to work pretty good so far :)

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    1. Ahhh that's a shame! I do find that they include a lot more harsher ingredients than they make out to. I'm glad Simple works for you, I absolutely love their exfoliating shower gel!

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  4. ooh, the cupcake mask sounds good - let us know how it goes!! x

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    1. I used it last night and I adored it! :D My skin felt really normalized and balanced, but healthily moisturized and my skin wasn't producing oil at all :)

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  5. I love the smell of the cupcake mask! I found that it worked fairly well, but when I got to the last bit of the container i found little bits of what i thought were twigs. not fun
    maybe I just got a bad batch.
    great pic btw :)

    -Hayley xx

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    1. Oh isn't it gorgeous?! I had a chocolate craving but that mask actually kept it in hahaha! I didn't find twigs, eep but found little white bits, Idk what they were.. lol! Thanks Hayley :)

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  6. Ooooh I really want to try Lush Ocean Salt and Cupcake!! I have a similar skin type to yours, so I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on with them both xx

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    1. Ah I'll be sure to do a skincare routine in the near future! :)

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  7. Not to be the bearer of bad news but the Lush scrub is going to make skin very very irritated which may lead to more break outs:

    Fine Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Fresh Grapefruit Infusion (Citrus grandis), Coarse Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Stearic Acid, Fresh Lime Extracted in Vodka (Citrus aurantifolia), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycol Cetearate, Triethanolamine, Fresh Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima), Coconut Fat (Cocos nucifera), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Seaweed Absolute (Fucus vesiculosus), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Glycerine, Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Blue 1, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

    with lime and fragrant additives, it has the potential to irritate skin big time and should be used with caution.


    The LRP product also may not be a safe choice for you because it lists alcohol as the second ingredient which leads to pores becoming irritated and producing more oil:

    Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Edta, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Fragrance

    the amount of salicylic acid is also too low to function as an exfoliant as well

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    1. Actually, you were a bearer of good news, because your list confirmed what I read before I bought the products ;P In all seriousness though, I found that the last toner I used that was high in alcohol worked really well, and I think it's safe to say that everything works differently for different people. I appreciate your research and I do understand concerns of deception by corporations and whatnot (I study human rights! ;P), but I'm not quite sure what you'd propose otherwise? Because you're obviously not an advocate for natural ingredients, as you list them as irritants, but you also critique chemicals - what would you recommend instead that is affordable and effective? Honest question! :)

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  8. I awarded you with the Kreative Blogger award on my blog :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Will go check it out :)

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  9. I have Ocean salt is the best:)It is good also for face, clean black spots:)

    www.mysweetstrawberries.blogspot.com

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    1. That sounds promising! :D I'm very excited to use it soon ;)

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  10. Totally agree with you, skin care is so important and really can boost up the confidence. Also really want to try some lush products, haven't tried them before :)

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    1. Some of them are very good, and very interesting to use, I'd definitely recommend the bubble bars :)

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  11. I've got cosmetic warrior from lush, it's amazing! right miracle worker! xxx

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  12. I love OCEAN SALT! Omg!
    I just ran out of 2 huge containers of it.
    I always buy the biggest containers, I want to buy so many
    because I never want to run out.


    Ario's Fashion / Beauty Blog

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  13. I keep meaning to get the Lush Ocean spray, I've read so many glowing reviews!

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