BeautyPie Superdose Vitamin C Body Lotion Review

This year, I have been focused on using more active ingredients in my bodycare routine and I have been on the hunt for some. I have found a few Vitamin  C body lotions, including the new BeautyPie Superdose Vitamin C Body Lotion.

What the brand says

Want firmer, fresher, tighter, brighter-looking skin all over your body? You’ll love this. It’s a high-tech, radiance-boosting, moisturizing body lotion, loaded with Tranexamic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, firming Brown Algae and stable vitamin C. It gives sun-damaged skin a super-boost! Use daily for the fastest brightening, firming and rejuvenating effects, or use 2-3 times weekly to help prevent signs of aging. Clean. Vegan. And cruelty-free (of course).

Experience

I used this body lotion twice a day and the 250ml bottle last just over 2 weeks. I experienced no irritation

What I liked: so what attracted me to this product is the formula: this utilizes a well-known vitamin C derivative Ascorbic Acid Glucoside and Tranexamic acid to promise firmer and brighter skin. it also other great ingredients like hyaluronic acid, brown algae extract, centella asiatica and argan oil.

I really enjoyed the scent, it’s kinda citrusy, kinda medicated but pleasant and it lingers on the skin. It is a lightweight lotion that doesn’t leave any oily residue on the skin. It goes on and sinks into the skin easily.

What I didn’t like: the bottle only lasted 2 weeks which isn’t a long time to notice any huge differences. I didn’t notice massive improvements if any. I don’t think the formula hydrating/moisturizing as much as I would like. It was ok to use whilst the weather was still warm(ish) but as the weather has changed and it’s raining more and colder, I find my skin feels drier at the end of the day

Verdict

I was super excited to try this once they posted a teaser on their Instagram but I’m afraid to say it is a bit of an anti-climax. I love the formula but I don’t find it hydrating. I also wish for the price it came in a bigger bottle. This 250ml bottle lasted 2 weeks using it twice a day, the members price for this is £11.34 which is just £2 more than the Nivea Q10 plus Vitamin C 400ml lotion (I love this!)

Will I repurchase this? No I had high hopes for this lotion but unfortunately it didn’t live up to them. I LOVE the Nivea Q10 plus C lotion so I will be sticking to that

BeautyPie Superdose Vitamin C Body Lotion is £11.34 for members and available on BeautyPie

Beauty Pie Jeju Daily Multi-Phase Purifying Cleansing Milk Review

As you know, I LOVE BeautyPie skincare products! I have tried a few and I have lots of reviews of the products on my blog! After falling in love with the Japanfusion Cleanser so much I was really interested in the Jeju Daily cleanser because they are quite similar in terms of the multi-phase textures.

What the brand says

An absolutely marvellous multi-phase cleansing milk – with Jeju Cherry Blossom, soothing Bamboo Grass, Liquorice-Root Extract and Meadowfoam Seed Oil. It’s rich and milky, super-emollient, massages into an oil, breaks makeup down in microseconds and rinses-off like a dream, leaving your skin looking fresh and bright. (Buy a few, so you have backup.) Ultra gentle, for all skin types.

Experience

I have been using it as my first cleanse in my PM routine for just over month now. It’s a huge 190ml bottle and I still have some to last another 3 weeks. It comes in a pump bottle which I have not had any issues with

What I liked: this is a beautiful multi-phase cleanser. I’m not ashamed to say I use about 4 pumps all over my face and neck lol. I massage for about 4 to 5 mins and sometimes even longer (this is not necessary but I really enjoy using this time to watch something and massage my skin). This goes from ‘milk’ to an oil. This emulsifies with water quite easily and rinses away clean with very little residue. This cleanser breaks down SPF and makeup easily and mascara as well. I’ve been using the L’Oréal False Lash Fiber mascara which builds volume by adding fibres and this cleanser does an amazing job at removing all traces of it!

What I didn’t like: there are only 2 very minor details I have picked up but it’s really me just been picky. 1- it takes a bit of time for it to go for milk to oil. Not a long time but it’s not as ‘instant’ as the Japanfusion cleanser. 2. I don’t really want to call it a milk because I think of that as something quite watery and fluid and this isn’t. I don’t really know what to call it but yh lool

Verdict

This is a beautiful sequel to Japanfusion cleanser! Most sequels aren’t as great with a rubbish storyline (except for Lion King 2- that sequel was AMAZING, Mulan 2, on the other hand, wasn’t lol) but this Jeju cleanser stands really well on its own. It’s an amazing first cleanser which removes traces of makeup, mascara, dirt and oil. It doesn’t leave much residue on skin at all and it leaves the skin soft and hydrated. It has a pleasant scent.

I’m really happy with this cleanser and even happier it’s a much bigger size compared to JapanFusion which is only 100ml!

I will definitely repurchase and recommend

If I had to choose between this and the Japanfusion cleanser, I would choose the latter, only because Japanfusion is perfect in my eyes lol BUT if you want an alternative because it’s sold out (which happens a lot), you won’t be disappointed with the Jeju Cleanser!

Beauty Pie Jeju Daily Multi-Phase Purifying Cleansing Milk is £11.29 for members on BeautyPie. For non-members, it’s £28 and I honestly think it’s worth that price!

Beauty Pie Jeju Daily Rehydration Mist Review

You guys know my love for Beauty Pie skincare, I have tried a lot of their products and repurchased a lot too. check out my 2 month BP challenge here

Today’s post will be a full review on the Beauty Pie Jeju Daily Rehydration Mist.

What the brand says:

A super antioxidant, energizing and hydrating mist!

Just a couple of pumps, after cleansing, over makeup, through the day, will make your skin appear supple and lovely. With hydrating hyaluronic acid, energizing bamboo grass, antioxidant Jeju yoshino blossom and antioxidant scutellaria root-it’s an absolute’must-dew’.

Experience

The Jeju collection is a 4 product 1 tool strong collection and I have 3 out of the 4 products. I have been using the mist as a toner in both my morning and evening routines, after cleansing and before serums etc. I’ve been using it over 3 weeks and I have enough for another week or so.

What I liked: the mist has an amazing scent, it’s not overpowering. The formula is blending of antioxidants and hydrating ingredients and I find it quite soothing and hydrating. It quite softening on the skin and it sinks into the skin quickly without leaving it oily or forming a ‘shiny film’ on the skin. It leaves my skin glowing

What I didn’t like: this has to be one of the worst spritzers I have used. It shoots in a stream and hits you in the face lol. After 2 days, I had to decant it into a different spray bottle

Verdict

100% will recommend and will repurchase. I love how easy it is to add to any routine and how well it works with other products. Its hydrating, softening and has antioxidants. The only issue I have is the spritzers! If they fix it, it will be the perfect spray toner! Until then, I will be decanting it into another spray bottle.

I’ve been using the Cleansing milk and will be reviewing soon.

Beauty Pie Jeju Daily Rehydration Mist is £10.61 for members

Beauty Pie Pure Double Vitamin C & Vitamin Capsules Review

As you know I love many items from Beauty Pie. I have had my eyes on their Superactive Capsules range for a while, in particular their Vitamin C ones. I finally decided to get them this year and I started using them last month.

What the brand says:

Our super-targeted ‘one-shot’ face serum capsules hold high doses of stable actives, so you can ‘up your skincare-ante’ as-and-when-needed, with a simple twist, squeeze and tap. Our Superactive Capsules, with a double dose of pure Vitamin C, is boosted with Vitamin E acetate for moisture and antioxidation. They also help to firm, smooth and brighten, minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and help even out skin tone. It’s a daily must-have anti-aging vitamin dose for your skin.

Experience

I started using this on the 15th of May every morning, I use 2 capsules for my face and neck. I add a few drops of the Ordinary’s resveratrol & Ferulic acid serum for added antioxidant support but to also help with the texture of the serum (I will explain why later). I also layer The Inkey list’s Q10 serum over this for added hydration. Each tub contains 60 capsules so using 2 a day gives you a 30 day supply. My morning routine is pictured above.

What I liked: the formula. This is essentially 10% ascorbic acid in a silicone base. It also contains Vitamin E and 0.5% vitamin C encapsulated for slow release. The silicone base allows this to feel almost like a primer on the skin. It also feels slightly gritty, I did experience some tingling in the first few days of using it but as my skin got used to it that went away. I mix it with the ordinary’s serum because I want to ensure it doesn’t pill when I layer other products on top but more importantly to get more antioxidant benefits. I also layer the Q10 serum on top of the capsules for added hydration and of course antioxidants. Using this every morning has really made a difference in my skin tone. My skin looks much brighter and healthier. I started to see results after 2 weeks of usage.

These capsules are the easiest capsules to twist open and use (compared to the Estee Lauder ampoules and the Elizabeth Arden ceramide capsules). BP has done a great job of packaging the Vitamin C. Vitamin C is highly unstable so by packaging them in capsules they remain fresh every time you use it. 2 is enough for face and neck and I use whatever is left on my chest or my hands, there’s no left over serum to keep.

What I didn’t like: nothing

Verdict: This year I decided to commit to using Vitamin C serums every morning! So I have been slowing researching Vitamin C serums and making my way through them. I think I have found the perfect Vitamin C serum for travelling and going forward I will be repurchasing this for trips.

I really really like this serum. The capsules are easy to use and it contains 10% ascorbic acid plus Vitamin E. To experience all the great benefits of Vitamin C, research shows products should have between 10-20% ascorbic acid. However, you can also experience great results from 5% too. Anything higher than 20% will work but you are more prone to irritation.

I only add the other serums to enhance the texture and for more antioxidants: I’m serious about antioxidant use in the morning. Highly recommend these capsules if you are searching for a good vitamin C serum to begin with. These are very popular and always sell out quickly so if you catch them in stock get a tub!

I’ve started writing down the start dates of products I use so I can tell exactly how long I was using them for and when I started to see results!

I wish they would bring more formulas in capsule form. I will be excited to see Q10 and some acids in capsule format. Treatment oils would be great too.

Beauty Pie Pure Double Vitamin C & E Capsules are £11.23 for members and £50 for non-members

Beauty Pie Plantastic Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm Review

The Beauty Pie Plantastic Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm is one product I have always wanted to try since I started my BP challenge! This balm was always sold out and I was able to finally get my hands on it later this year. This post will be a full review of the ever hyped cleansing balm- is it worth it?

This cleansing balm is formulated with rose seed oil, Vitamin E and apricot butter, it promises to remove all traces of makeup and leave the skin feeling clean and moisturised.

Experience

I started using this cleansing balm after my SR Blue Moon balm was not working out for me. The texture of this balm is literally like butter! It’s so soft and melts so easy into the palms and on the skin. It has a very pleasant scent and I have experienced no irritation with it. The balm comes with a small scoop and a muslin cloth

The Apricot Cleansing balm melts so easily into an oil when massaged onto the skin. I find the balm very effective and removes all traces of makeup including liquid lipsticks and mascara. This balm rinses off well, I won’t say it rinses off particularly clean as I do feel some residue but it’s not oily or greasy, my skin feels moisturised after rinsing. I do however prefer to remove the balm with my Primark makeup remover cloth and together ALL traces of makeup come off! I’m not a huge fan of muslin cloths so I think I threw the paired one away after the first use lol

A little goes a long way with this balm although I am almost certain I use a lot each time! The balm has enough ‘slip’ so I really enjoy also using it for a mini facial massage when removing my makeup. Usually, I also throw out the mini scoops in cleansing balms but I am really enjoying using the scoop with this balm. Can we talk packaging? The balm is housed in a luxe heavy glass tub so it really gives this product a luxurious high end feel. Plus you get a huge 100ml which will last a while! This is my first cleanse in the evenings, followed by the Murad AHA/BHA Cleanser

Verdict

I fell in love with the balm from first use and it’s easy to see why it’s always sold out! At the member’s price of £12.10, it’s well worth the hype and every penny! It’s an effective cleansing balm which removes all traces of makeup leaving the skin moisturised. I prefer to remove it with a cloth rather than rinse off. Definitely, something I would recommend if you love cleansing balms and something I will be repurchasing in my next BP haul ( btw I haven’t done a haul in a while because I am saving up for a nice Christmas splurge! the haul will come soon.)

Beauty Pie Plantastic Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm is £12.10 for members and £50 for non-members on BeautyPie

For more info on BP, check out my BP challenge post

If you are a BP member have you tried this? Do you like this?



Beautypie Superdose Vitamin C Oxygen Boosting Moisturizer Review

I have been a member of Beauty pie for 9 months and so far so good. My BP challenge earlier this year introduced me to some great products and since they teased a lot more exciting products for the year, I decided to stick around for a while.

The Superdose Vitamin C oxygen boosting moisturiser is one of those products I was looking forward to. Vitamin C in a moisturiser that can be layered on top of anything else PLUS brightening properties?! YES PLEASE take my money!

 

This moisturiser boasts of 3% Nikkol VC-IP which they say is the most powerful most of cosmetic vitamin c. it also has an oxygen booster for tired skin ( 3%) Brightenyl (2%) for hyperpigmentation, lemon and Shea butter.

Experience

I bought this as soon as I saw it on the Instagram page and did more research into the ingredients. The ingredients especially Nikkol and Brightenyl seemed very promising for hyperpigmentation and since that is my main concern I decided to try it. The moisturiser comes in the same tube as the SPF and has a thick creamy texture. Whilst I don’t find the scent pleasant it doesn’t linger and I have not experienced any irritation from it.

To be honest, I did not like this moisturiser because I couldn’t see any improvements in my skin. I have been using this every morning and sometimes at night – although it was only a few times. I’ve been using this for 2 months and I have just a small amount left to take it to 2 months and a few days if not a week. The ingredients seemed every promising but for me, my skin did not show any improvements in terms of hyperpigmentation or a general brightening effect. I also don’t like how the moisturiser looks on my skin upon initial application. It looks like there is a slight cast and my skin looks slightly dull. It does provide some moisture which lasts through the day. I have mixed this with ferulic acids and its fine, it doesn’t pil on top of other serums even with the drops added.

Verdict

I am very disappointed with this moisturiser. I was very excited to try a stable vitamin c moisturiser and I was hoping for improvements in my skin. The only reason I would prefer it as a moisturiser is because of its antioxidant properties but that’s not enough for a repurchase. I have spoken to another Pie member who absolutely loves this moisturiser (but also dislikes the super healthy daily lotion I love).

For me, I didn’t see any improvements. I’m still a member of BP and will be for a while, they have a lot of exciting stuff coming. I want to try the makeup range and provide swatches on dark skin as there are hardly any out there. The amazing thing about BP is that your allowance rolls over, so I have been saving my PIE since March and have a good pot saved for a haul.

I’m so grateful for all the feedback I am getting for my Beautypie reviews, there aren’t many in-depth reviews so I will keep it coming

Beautypie Superdose Vitamin C Oxygen Boosting Moisturizer is £10.14 for members on Beautypie

 



Top 5 Beauty Pie Skincare Products

After my Beauty Pie 2 month challenge, I fell in love with a lot of BP products. BP reviews have been very popular on my blog and I have gotten a few questions regarding product recommendation so I thought I would condense my fav products into one post.

I am still a member of BP but I have reduced my membership to £5 monthly. They have released a few new products which I am hoping to get my hands on soon. Anyway onto the post, here are my top 5 products from Beautypie, they have a lot of products and different collections o I hope you find this post helpful

Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser*– I loved this cleanser so much I finished it within 3 weeks! This is an effective 1st cleanser which leaves the skin soft and clean. My full review is here

Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin C Defence serum*– I love this antioxidant serum which I have been using every morning. I love antioxidants because they enhance SPF protection as well as a host of other benefits. My full review is here

Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Daily Moisture Lotion Review

Super Healthy Skin Daily Moisture Lotion*– this moisturiser is thick and luxurious and feels amazing on the skin. It doesn’t leave any oily residue and doesn’t pill under serums. I have a backup of this. My full review is here

Japanfusion Hydraprep Lotion*– since I started getting into essences, I was very excited to try this one. This feels soothing on the skin and feels lit hydrated. My full review is here

Super Healthy Skin Ultralight UVA/UVB SPF 25*-, of course, I had to add an SPF. I love the formula of this product so much. It’s a lightweight lotion, completely invisible on dark skin and no flashback. It also has skincare ingredients in it. I wish they would bring the same formula in a higher SPF but this was bae through winter. My full review is here

I still have a few products from my challenge to review which will be coming up soon. Will you give BP skincare a try? They also have a good makeup collection but I haven’t decided if I will test them out yet.

Catch you later

*affiliate link used.

 

Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin C Defence serum review

The Beauty Pie challenge may be over but the reviews will keep coming! Today’s post will be a full review of the Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin C Defence serum I picked up in the second month of my challenge.

Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin C Defence serum is an antioxidant serum with Vitamin C, raspberry stem cells, Thymeluen 4 BG 100 and Echinacea extract to help fight free radicals, soothe and tone skin to maintain optimal health. It also has shea butter for moisture and softening.

Experience

I am an antioxidant fanatic! Ever since I discovered Resveratrol and Ferulic acid from The Ordinary and researching more on antioxidants and their role in skincare, I have never left the house without them. I have been using the Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin C Defence serum since I picked it up in February, in the mornings underneath my moisturiser.

The serum itself has a very watery lightweight texture and I have no issues with it sinking into my skin. It adds a bit of hydration and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. I have had no issues with this piling or combining it with other products. I still mix my moisturiser with a few drops of TO Resveratrol and Ferulic acid (the more antioxidants the merrier) and still had no issues with piling. I have not experienced any irritation with the products.

The thing with this serum and some products is that they do not necessarily have a ‘visible effect’ on the skin i.e. whilst I absolutely love this serum I cannot say I have noticed a huge improvement in my skin in terms of radiance or brightness due to the serum. I know it’s protecting my skin because the ingredients are formulated to do so and obviously Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant. Looking at the ingredient list, the ingredients are in a good position meaning there’s enough of the key ingredients for me to experience benefits ( the first 10- 15 ingredients of any product are responsible for the claims of the product)  I can say that it’s worked with the other ingredients in my routine to help my skin be more radiant following a bout of hormonal breakouts in March

Verdict

This is an antioxidant serum I absolutely love! I love how easy it is to use and combines with other products in my routine. I wanted a serum I could use in the morning underneath moisturiser but also still use my antioxidant from the ordinary without experiencing piling and this allows me to do that. It is slightly hydrating and leaves the skin glowing but no oily residue. I am almost done with this bottle, oh let’s talk about how lux that bottle is. It’s heavy and feels expensive plus the pump has never let me down! I am already gearing up to get a 2nd bottle, I think this will be a staple in my routine for a while ( I know they are releasing a Vitamin C serum/lotion soon!).

I would recommend if you want to start using antioxidants in your routine.

Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin C Defence serum is £ 9.50 for members on Beauty Pie*

*affiliate link used. If you decide to make a purchase through my link, I will earn a small commission which goes towards the upkeep of the blog (and allows me to keep bringing you excellent content) but the price remains the same

 

Beauty Pie Brand Review

Hey guys, so I am very excited for this post because it’s been a long time coming! I started my BP skincare challenge in January but I have been planning it since November.  After the challenge I promised a brand review of Beauty Pie and here it is! I will be talking about products and the concept of BP and asking if it’s all worth it! Beware this is a long post! I will link all the reviews.

Products

In total, I have tried 9 BP products, most of which are best sellers. I have full reviews on 6 products.

My favourite products are the Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser, Super Healthy skin daily moisture lotion and the SPF. I’m not as excited about the Super Healthy Skin clay cleanser. It feels slightly drying on my skin and I am not a fan of the texture.

For serums, the Plantastic Micro peeling drops I picked up is another fan favourite however for me it’s ok. These drops are supposed to target spots and texture but after experiencing a bout of texture and breakouts and using this, there was no difference so I reverted back to my trusted TO Salicylic acid and Niacinamide. I will keep testing this out and a full review will be up later in the year. I was also using the Triple HA &peptide serum very popular but I was underwhelmed. I am currently using the Super Healthy Skin daily Defence serum in the mornings. I haven’t noticed any benefits yet but this is still very early days. I have also used the Super Retinols serum and moisturiser and I feel slightly underwhelmed by them.

For face masks, I only picked up one- the very popular Fruitzyme 5 min facial. I have used it a few times and it is really nice. It reminds me of Pixi Peel & Polish. I will bring a full review of this soon.

Concept

Beauty Pie is basically a beauty club, you pay for access to some of the world’s best labs which in turn gives you the products at member’s price instead of the full ‘retail’ price. You also get a monthly allowance which limits how much you can spend. When shopping, the full retail price is deducted from your monthly allowance but you pay the member’s price plus shipping. I decided to get the £20 monthly membership which gives me a monthly allowance of £200.

Beauty Pie Plantastic Micro peeling Super Drops Review

 

The Highs and Lows

I have been a BP member for 4 months and I do plan on keeping it for a little while longer for new releases but I will reduce my membership to £5 per month which will give me an allowance of £50.  A few things I have noticed, let’s start with the lows

  • Waiting time for stock– some products take a very long time to come back in stock. For instance, I have been waiting for the Plantastic cleansing balm for the last 5 months! (November-March) I also run out of the Japanfusion cleanser in January and wanted to repurchase it straight away however it went out of stock with an estimate back in stock time of April
  • Costs– the RRP for some prices are very expensive and since this is what comes out of your allowance it has an impact on the number of products you can get. For a £200 allowance, I could roughly get 3 or 4 skincare products with a little rollover. I think the makeup items are priced lower but if you only had a £100 or £50 allowance you would be very limited in the number of skincare products you can get. Real cost of BP– it’s easy to forget the membership fees but the ‘real’ cost month is membership fees + products + delivery
  • Delivery charge– BP is one of the few beauty websites I know that do not offer free delivery. Most beauty sites and in fact most sites I know offer free shipping OR after a certain spend. This means if you were to make two orders in a month like I did (because I made a mistake ordering two of the same retinol moisturiser instead of the serum) you would pay two lots of delivery.  I do have to say that it is a flat rate charge and the dispatch time and delivery is quite fast.

On the brighter side of things

  • Products– I love luxury skincare but I do not like the high price tag. BP allows you to get these products at a lower budget-friendly price. As much as I love the JapanFusion cleanser, I would not want to spend the full £35 on it
  • Product dupes– I read a few reviews that say BP has a few dupes for some high-end products. Most of it was makeup dupes but I haven’t tried any of the makeup. In terms of skincare, the Fruitzyme mask reminds me of the Pixi Peel & Polish. They have very similar textures and claim to do similar things however the member price of the BP mask is only £7 and the full price of the Pixi is £26.
  • Your monthly allowance rolls over! If you don’t finish your allowance for the month, this is added unto your next monthly allowance so you can save up your allowances and do a splurge. They also offer one-off top ups if you really wanted to get more products
  • PIE DAYS– PIE DAYS are days where they offer products to members without paying the retail fee hence you save your allowance!
  • Social media– they are quite good at updating members with new products and restock which is good. The owner is also very active on there and I often find her in the comments replying to questions etc( lol I sound creepy ) but I know because she’s answered a few of mine

Verdict

I will keep my membership going probably till June because they have some exciting products in the pipeline. I am reducing to £5 which is a £50 allowance and since I will have a lot of rollovers this should be fine. I want to purchase the Plantastic balm( still waiting for it to come back), double phase cleanser and the bio breathable primer and the sample perfume set – watch out for more reviews soon

What do you guys think? Have you tried BP or are you already a member of BP? Do you think it’s worth it? Will you consider it now? If you are a member let me know your thoughts on the products!

This is my full and honest review of Beauty Pie, the products and the concept. It’s definitely a good and exciting idea but there is room for improvement.

Beauty Pie 2 Month Challenge

Catch you later



Monthly Empties- February Empties

Hey guys, I hope all is well! February is over so I have another empties post! I am doing my challenge this year too to try and reduce my collection so I am really excited! My empties posts will have reviews and links to any full reviews of other products I have used up. Let’s get into Feb’s empties

Skincare

Cleansers/toners– my fav drugstore cleansers: Nip Fab Glycolic Fix Foaming pads with 2% glycolic acid to retexture the skin. I have these open for a while and they did not dry out on me! B Clean Creamy Foam Cleanser with salicylic acid – read my full review of it here. Avene Thermal Spring Mist. Garnier Soothing Botanical toner with Rosewater– this is an exact dupe of Pixi Rose Tonic. Similar ingredients and similar scents. I really like this toner. It was my AM toner and sometimes PM when I didn’t want to use acid toners. It’s so soothing and calming on the skin and adds hydration. It was perfect for winter use but it’s something I would even use all year too. I’m looking to repurchase this soon! Caudalie Vinoperfect Essence– this was nice to use but it didn’t last long enough for me to get a taste of the benefits. Simply Pure Refreshing Toner– this is part of Superdrug’s range for sensitive skin. This is a really simple, no fuss toner: no actives no fragrance just allantoin, calming and soothing ingredients. I used it in the mornings and sometimes in the PM when my skin was irritated. Its nice and refreshing to use. Not a lot of hydration but it doesn’t dry out the skin. I do really like it because it’s so easy to use and I have already got another one.

Serums/creams- BP items I have reviews on: Super Healthy Skin Daily Moisture Lotion, Triple HA serum, Super Retinol Serum, Super Retinol Moisturiser and UltraLight SPF25. I also finished a sample size of the Farmacy Dew it all total eye cream- this was really nice to use. It’s creamy and thick but not too much to feel heavy under the eye. It leaves it hydrated. The little sachet actually lasted me about 1 ½ weeks of using it twice a day. If you love eye creams and luxury skincare I would definitely recommend but I don’t like spending a lot on eye creams lol because I never use them frequently. I have been better since last year but I have so many sample sizes to get through and they actually last a while. Beau

Face masks3x Sephora sheet masks in Grape, Pineapple & Aloe vera. Garnier Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating De-Tiring Mask– I love the original moisture bomb mask so I thought I would pick up this version also. This one has added Lavender essential oil plus hyaluronic acid and targets fatigued skin. I must say this mask made a difference to my skin! It hydrated my skin and left it glowing! My skin was left looking more refreshed and the next morning too. I used this because I was dealing with a lot of texture and I like to use sheet masks in times like this because I find the hydration really helps and this didn’t disappoint! I would repurchase. Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gel– this was something I got in my advent calendar and I must say I thought it was rubbish. These are not soaked in serum, infact they are dry and it doesn’t feel like a gel either. It feels more like a sticky patch. It didn’t do anything to my eye area. No hydration, no de-puffing. They do stay in place because it’s very sticky and it feels cool on application but it did not do anything else. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask– I really like this, it’s not the most hydrating mask but it’s very soothing, calming and easy to wash off. Garnier Moisture Bomb Eye Tissue Mask– these are probably the largest eye patches I have used (after the Tony Moly Panda Patches). These are really nice though and leave the eye area hydrated and brightened. It’s not as cool as the first eye patch I tried from them but it’s something I will definitely repurchase.

Simple Water Boost Hydrating Sheet Mask– since Simple released their sheet masks about a year ago I have been interested in them but I just haven’t had the time to pick them up to try. I was dealing with a lot of texture so I was looking for a super hydrating sheet mask. I picked this up when I got the Garnier mask too and again I really like this mask. Its super hydrating and soothing on the skin. The mask is also large enough to cover my face up until my ears and that’s rare to find in sheet mask territory. I would definitely recommend and repurchase.

Makeup– two makeup setting sprays. I have a full review on the Makeup Revolution Amazing Makeup Setting Spray here. Pixi Rose Mist– I really liked this mist but I prefer the Glow Mist. I would still repurchase though. I will have a full review coming soon in my Pixi brand overview post

HaircareORS Black Olive Oil Repair 7 Rinse Out Conditioner – I love this conditioner and it works great on natural hair. I will have a full of this soon, I actually have another bottle to get through.  Palmers Olive Oil Conditioning spray oil– this is a great and easy hair oil to use. Check out my thoughts in the Palmers brand overview here. 2x Crème of Natural conditioners– I dyed my wig and these are the conditioners that come in the box dye.

Beauty empties

BodycareSol de Janerio Bum Bum cream– the most hyped cream ever! I was gifted this for review and my review is up on BrownbeautyTalk. Tbh I didn’t like it that much, it smells AMAZING but it lacks moisture for my skin. It also has shimmer in it which I don’t appreciate for everyday wear but for occasions it came in handy when I couldn’t be bothered to get my body bronzer.

OthersSuperdrug Pure cotton wool buds– I really like this one especially because it lasts forever! This is one has 300 buds and I can’t even remember how long I have had this because it’s lasted forever!

Total this month- 28

Total so far –  60/400