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Jelly on your face…?

Seems like it! The Jelly face masks were revealed earlier this year and they are now to be found in Lush stores everywhere, and they’re really interesting. I had this pot sent to me by the lovely Storm and I really fell in love with it and how fun it is.

Get back the skin you myth’d with toning witch hazel and antioxidant green tea. Why not give it a Troy?

This face mask contains ingredients like apple juice, green tea, witch hazel, Sicilian lemon and Brazilian orange oils, and neroli oil. All of these will help brighten your complexion and work on any trouble spots you might have. All of the ingredients are ethically sourced and they are all vegan so it’s safe to use for pretty much anyone. The ingredients used have exfoliating, rejuvenating and moisturizing properties so they will be a treat for your skin.

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What is made kind of obvious by the name, is that they have somewhat of a jelly texture to them. It honestly feels like Lush accidentally combined a shower jelly with one of the fresh face masks one day and just rolled with it. It woDSC_0202rks, although it is a bit lumpy when you use it. You’re supposed to either rub the jelly directly onto your face, or break off a piece and rub it between your hands to form more of a paste before applying it to your face. I chose the latter,  and it kind of looks and feels like the Mask of Magnaminty from Lush.

It is not as tingly or cooling, but it does feel good on the skin, and you can really feel the witch hazel work on any impurities you might have. I had a very recent breakout around my nose and boy did it attack that area. My skin felt a lot better afterwards though, so for me it was definitely worth the pain as it stopped the spot from growing bigger.

The mask is to be left on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. I used warm water and a washcloth and it was fairly easy to remove, it just took a couple of wipes here and there to get it all off. I didn’t feel any immediate miracles happening with my skin but as time went on it felt better and better. My skin felt really rejuvenated the morning after and I am definitely going to use this again, at least enough times to use up everything in the pot it came in. The pot is part of the recycling program Lush has too so you can keep it and trade it in for a free fresh face mask when you have five empty ones. Unfortuately the jelly mask doesn’t count as a fresh face mask so you can’t exchange the pots for it.

All in all, I would give this mask 8/10, it would have been a full score if I had felt any immediate effects.

Have you tried a jelly mask before? What did you think of it? 

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♥ Lush Sweet Lips Scrub

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A good lip scrub is always necessary if you want to keep your lips soft and nice and get rid of dead skin. It doesn’t really make anything worse if it tastes like chocolate and vanilla either! My absolute go-to scrub is this one, Sweet Lips. I would probably love the other chocolate-y scrubs they have but they contain ingredients I’m allergic to so that’s a no-go for me! Sadly this is a Kitchen exclusive so I cannot get my hands on it very often, luckily a tub of it lasts forever. However, if you don’t want to spend like five quid on a scrub, making your own with sugar, oil and flavorings works too!

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♥ Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm

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I kind of purchased this on a whim a while ago because i had a 40% off discount code, but i do not regret purchasing it at all as it is most likely the best lip balm I have ever tried. It comes in a handy tube (they have one that comes in a pot in the same formula too), so it’s easy to bring with me everywhere. It has a yellow-ish color to it but it goes on transparent. It also kind of smells like some sort of sour apple candy, which is kind of weird but it doesn’t bother me too much. It claims to show good results for eight hours after applying and i feel like it actually does! I usually apply a rather thick layer of this when i go to bed and wake up with soft lips. I also periodically apply it throughout the day if i need some extra care.

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♥ Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid ‘Nude Flush’

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When it comes to liquid lipsticks, especially matte ones, Maybelline really surprised me! After reading horror stories about other mattes that completely dried out your lips and whatnot, i was not very keen on trying any. But then i got my hands on one of these and i instantly fell in love. It feels so smooth and nice on the lips and the finish on it is great. It stays on for a long time too, so if you want to try a creamy feeling matte liquid lipstick, give one of the vivid mattes a try! This shade in particular is called Nude Flush and it’s definitely a deep pink shade.

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♥ MDMFLOW Creamy Matte Lipstick ‘Bossy’

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This one has kind of the same feel and formula as the liquid from Maybelline, but as you can see, it’s a solid, ‘normal’ lipstick. It is definitely more of a brown nude compared to the other one but it looks so nice on the lips! I have always loved a deep chocolate color on others but i never thought i could ever pull something like that off myself. I kind of wish it was a little bit darker but i love it the way it is now too!

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Do you have any products you would call your absolute faves when it comes to lips?

 

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Another year has passed, and as we enter 2017 it’s time to look back at the absolutely best products I tried over the past year. I’m sure i could include a lot more but these are the ones I could not leave out. Some I have bought a new one of, some I treasure to make them last forever, some i have purchased, some i have received in beauty box subscriptions.

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From left to right:

  1. Sweet lips lip scrub – You can read my review here.
  2. Mr. Sandman dusting powder – You can read my review here.
  3. Minus 417 – Foot nourishing cream.
  4. Softy foot lotion – You can read my review here.

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From left to right:

  1. Tea tree water toner – You can read my review here.
  2. Icona Milano Emotions allowed mascara – You can read my review here.
  3. Maybelline – Super Stay Better Skin powder foundation.
  4. Maybelline – The NUDES palette

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From left to right:

  1. Vicoria’s Secret – Vanilla Lace body mist
  2. Medusa’s make-up lipstick ‘Sugar Daddy’ – You can read my review here.
  3. MDMFlow – lipstick ‘Bossy’
  4. Formula 10.0.6 Be Berry Bright mask – You can read my review here.

Below you see swatches for the lipsticks, the one on the top is ‘Sugar Daddy’ and the one on the bottom is ‘Bossy’. They are both great, creamy and semi matte so they don’t dry out your lips at all.

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What are your beauty and make up favorites for 2016?

What is on my vanity?

December 26, 2016 — 4 Comments

I usually love reading posts like these, so i decided to do one of my own! The upper and lower and so on is the parts of my vanity! 

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Lower right side:

Lush Coconut Deodorant powder, Sanex 7-in-1 deodorant, Garnier Moisture +, Cotton swabs and Victoria’s Secret Vanilla Lace body mist. I’m sort of allergic and sensitive to perfume, but body mists work.

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Lower left side:

One container with hair and face sprays, including a Sunsilk conditioner spray, a make up setting spray, Batiste dry shampoo that smells like cherries and the Tea tree toner water from Lush. Lastly it contains my hairbrush, a pair of scissors and a comb.

The other container contains my Maybelline NUDES palettes (Normal nudes, blushed nudes and rock nudes), my foundation powders and assorted face masks.

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Lower middle:

Here comes the messy part! In the back i have all of my pencils (both eyeliners and eyebrow pencils), eyebrow razors, my bb cream, a lip tint and two nail polishes. The large left compartment holds my single eye shadows, blotting papers, Lush Jackie Oates foundation, a fluffy brush for my powders, a pencil sharpener and a sponge i use to dab on my foundation/bb cream with. The small compartments on the right holds lipsticks, a cream to help against infections in wounds (i have no idea why its there…), eyebrow pomade crayon, a small mascara, lip balm, a sample for a brightening serum, tweezers, a nail clipper and Lush eyes bright mascara.

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Upper left:

Lush fireside soap, two bottles of Silky underwear, t for toes, fairy dust and mr sandman dusting powders. A nail clipping set, vanillary solid perfume, sweet lips scrub, sympathy for the skin body lotion and another tub of Jackie Oates.

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Upper right:

Cotton wool pads, a foot lotion, a pretty jar with Fairy dust dusting powder (the bottle cap broke so i found an alternative container), a body lotion and a Skinfood rice mask that i have yet to try.

So that’s what i have on my vanity as of right now! Have you done a post like this before? Feel free to leave a link below, i would love to see it.

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Day 5. What is on your personal wish list this year? 

  1. Urban Decay’s Moondust palette
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  2. Lush Smuggler’s Soul body spray
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  3. This chandelier lamp
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  4. More succulents! Having 5 just wont cut it for me.
  5. Also wishing for a better job!
  6. And lastly, wishing for a white Christmas. All of our snow vanished.

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What do you wish for this Christmas?