Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in no. 5 Fawn @iamcherrylemon

​Product review: Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in No.5 Fawn with photo swatch

Morning! Today I am sharing a quick review post on a recent makeup purchase of mine. I have ordered a Liquid lip velvet (LLV) from Burberry. There are 14 shades available but the ones I originally wanted were out of stock. In the end, I went for a more neutral and natural looking shade, Fawn.

Official product description

A new statement-making matte cream colour with a comforting, whipped texture.

Developed with a new, innovative formula that combines rich pigment, smooth application and a whipped, creamy texture to create a bold, velvet finish that lasts for up to eight hours. The comfortable, non-drying formula keeps lips supple and moisturised during wear, ensuring the colour does not dry, fade or crack.

Available in our boldest palette, each of the 14 shades coats lips with a shot of saturated colour in one gliding movement.

Joining the Lip Velvet collection, new Liquid Lip Velvet provides a light-as-air feeling and a cushion-soft sensation upon application.

£26 for 6ml, Made in Italy

Fawn is a neutral brown shade with pink/peach undertone that goes pretty well with my warm skin tone. I originally thought this will be a “MLBB” shade, it pulls more brown on me. 

The packaging is very nice, same shape and size as their lipgloss range. The lid is non-shiny and the tub is frosted.
The LLV has an airy texture to it, it applies smoothly and evenly. It felt very nice on the lips, like I wasn’t wearing lipstick at all. The matte-ness does not mean it will be non-transferable. In fact, it transferred onto all my cups and glasses which I was quite disappointed by. This means I will need to touch-up more often, I guess this is no different to normal lipsticks.

I also agree that this is highly pigmented, full coverage in 1 swipe.

I did not find this to be long-lasting, but I did wear lip balm so it might worn the longetivity down by alot! 
Pros:

Beautiful palette of shades available

Comfortable to wear and non-drying

Unscented

Highly pigmented

No bleeding of colour into lines

Lovely packaging
Cons:

Expensive

Not non-transferable

Not long-lasting enough
In summary, I do like how comfortable it feels and pigmented it is but it will be unlikely for me to get another shade… I would prefer it to be longer lasting. 
Thank you for reading and have a great day!!
Cherry x

Product Review: L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream

L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream @iamcherrylemon

L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream @iamcherrylemon

Today, I am sharing my thoughts on L’Occitane’s alternative bestselling hand cream. I have always been a fan of their original Shea Butter hand cream, and also tried other variations in the handy handbag size too.
After a year of not using hand creams, I am welcoming these lovely nourishing creams with open palms! I have only recently fell back in love with the lavender scent, and I am slowly infusing my house with it! The scent has known to have calming and relaxing influences for some people. It is commonly used as a sleeping aid for children and adults.
There are alot of companies who sells lavender hand creams or hand creams infused with lavender scent etc. Some are pretty good, and some do smell rather artificial! I do like this one by L’Occitane.
The product: This hand cream is infused with shea butter and lavender essential oils. It comes in 3 sizes, 15ml (promotional packs), 30ml and 75ml. This 75ml bigger version is perfect to keep in office or by the bedside table.
The texture is light and gel-like cream, it gets absorbed easily so that’s a huge bonus! Who has time to sit around rubbing hand cream in? (I used to!)
The basic ingredients are water, glycerine, shea butter, lavender, grape seed and coconut oils and fragrance. It does contain allergens such as alcohol and stabilising agents i.e. xanthan gum.
Effectiveness: This hand cream is great for mildly dry hands and normal skin. It gives enough moisturising properties and nourishes the dry and rough skin on the hand.
Pros:
  • Good moisturising properties and nourishing to cuticles
  • Temporarily smooths out chapped skin
  • Scented
  • Non greasy
  • Easily asorbed
  • Attractive packaging
Cons:
  • Heavily scented (My colleague asked me why I smell of shoe polish, I am not sure how lavender smells to him….)
  • Pricy (splurge! but a good treat!)
Price: £14 for 75ml, L’Occitane online store
Summary: 3.5/5
Light texture cream that can be easily absorbed, targets dry chapped areas on hands. A good all rounder hand cream, I would recommend this to those who appreciates its heavy scent. You are better off choosing the original shea butter hand cream if you are after a heavier duty cream! or your hands need more nourishment and pampering.
L’Occitane often hosts special sales, free gifts with purchase and discounting items online for flash sales. Make sure you sign up if you are interested in L’Occitane products, although bestsellers are not discounted in most cases!
This blog post is not sponsored and it does not contain any affiliated links.

​Marks and Spencer Summer Beauty box 2016 – Unboxing

Marks and Spencer Summer Beauty box 2016 (box contents)

Marks and Spencer Summer Beauty box 2016 (box contents)

Hello there! 

We’re approaching mid August already! Summer has truly and quietly crept in and slowly creeping out! 

Today I’m sharing a quick unboxing post with you. This is the Marks and Spencer Summer Beauty box 2016. M&S curated this limited edition beauty box and selling it for only £10 when you spend £40 in store or online. A very kind lady was asking in our beauty group who wants the box as she’s placing her order but not wanting the box herself. So I was lucky to only have to pay for the box and postage!

This box’s totally RRP value is around £120, so for £10 this is the bargain of the decade! (OK a bit OTT but you get the gist!)
So, what’s inside 

• Swell ultimate protect and renew serum 30ml

• Rodial Dragon’s blood hyaluronic tonic 50ml

• Philip Kingsley citrus sunshine swimcap 50ml

• Pure instant radiance hot cloth cleanser 50ml

• Ren instant firming beauty shot 10ml

• Island escape eau de toilette 25ml

•Nuxe huile prodigieuse 10ml

• Ultrasun face SPF30 25ml

• Pur correcting primer illuminate and glow 10ml

• Sun Smart sun lotion SPF30 50ml

• Leighton Denny crystal finish quick dry top coat 12ml

• Stila lip glaze raspberry 1.5ml

• Nails Inc gel one coat nail polish 10ml

• Percy and Reed volumising no oil oil 30ml

I’ve started using the Ultra sun and keeping it in my handbag. It is my top choice for sun protection for face  (my review here).

I wasn’t too sure when I found out about the fragrance as I just don’t get along with many. But I’m surprised to find that M&S Escape smells refreshing and floral. It is a very pretty scent.

I can’t wait to test out the Leighton Denny fast drying top coat! 

Unfortunately, this box is already sold out. But keep an eye out for future releases as M&S beauty boxes are usually pretty good value! This time, the entire box is very well put together and great for summer. 
Thank you for reading and have a sunny warm day! 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair and Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

​Innisfree hydro gel masks (Green Tea and Perfect 9 Repair) #K-Beauty skincare review

 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair and Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair and Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

I’m reviewing 2 Innisfree Hydro Gel masks, these were purchased from TesterKorea online store.

I love using hydro gel masks, for me, they adhere to my face better, my skin always feel deeply hydrated and plump after use.
I was on holiday while I tested these masks. My skin felt irritated, tired and in desperate need of hydration!
Green Tea

Official description : Tea tree ingredients soothe skin irritations and protect the skin from environmental damage. The all-natural green complex, certified by ECOCERT, enhances your complexion. 

 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

I loved using the “It’s a real squeeze Green tea mask” (review here). So I had high expectations for this one!

This mask claims to deeply hydrates the skin and soothe daily damage from the elements.

The product : Like most of other branded hydro gel masks, this one also comes in 2 pieces. Separate ones for upper part and lower part of the face.

The mask pieces are embedded in layers of clear plastic backings. It was a real hassle to get them out of its packaging and separating the pieces. The mask pieces are unusually thin compare to normal hydro gel masks. It feels firmer to the touch and not as flexible.
Instructions: Apply upper part of the mask first before finishing applying the lower part. Leave on for 20 to 25 minutes. Pat on the remaining essence and finish off with your normal skin routine.
Results: I’ve left it on for around an hour as my skin needed the extra tlc! The mask pieces felt sticky-dry to the touch, it seems that my skin has absorbed it all in! It obviously needed it?

Anyhow, the skin felt normal afterwards and the dryness on my face came back the very next morning.
Score: 2 out of 5!

I won’t be repurchasing this one and most likely to go back to the “It’s a squeeze” version.

£2.50 + Postage from Innisfree Official, or stalk TesterKorea site for restock! You can get this alot cheaper there.

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

 

Perfect 9 Repair 

Official description: A total anti-aging mask formulated with 9 active ingredients from the Jeju Island provides a solution for aging skin. 

 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair) review @iamcherrylemon

This gel mask has the same feel to the green tea version. It doesn’t fully adhering to the face contour. I don’t normally have this problem with hydro gel masks.
Result: I’ve left this mask on for around 30 minutes. This time my skin feels softer and more hydrated. I’m pretty impressed (comparing to the green tea gel mask). I doubt my skin will benefit from the anti-aging properties of this mask with just one use. But it does a very good job on moisturising my skin.

Score: 3.5

 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair) review @iamcherrylemon

Summary

I’m slightly disappointed with the green tea hydro gel mask, the perfect 9 is better but still not as impressive as expected. I would suggest you go for the “It’s a real squeeze” normal sheet mask range if you had to choose between the two mask types.

Thank you and I hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

Precious Petals beauty box (British Beauty Blogger x Latest in Beauty) unboxing and review

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Morning everyone!
Today, I’ve an unboxing + mini review post for you. I’ve purchased the Precious Petals beauty box from Latest in Beauty. It is a beauty box with products hand picked by the British Beauty Blogger, Jane Cunningham.

This time, the box contains 3 main brands namely L’Occitane, Metiva and Eroborian. Jane Cunningham’s beauty box creations are normally excellent value for money and the products are tried and tested by Jane herself. I’ve always been a fan of her beauty boxes.

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It did not take long for the box to arrive, in fact, they delivered the box at 7.30pm exactly 2 days after ordering.
I’ve received it for over 2 weeks so I have had the time to try out the products on offer. It is true that it is not easy to yield any real benefits from skincare products in such short time. But usually, you can tell if you do or don’t like a product!

L’Occitane Divine Cream 8 ml, worth £14
This is one of L’Occitane bestsellers.
Official description: With 5 patents, the Divine Cream acts at the heart of cells to visibly correct all signs of ageing, for beautiful, younger-looking skin.

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This cream really does what it claims to do. It gave me soft and comfortable skin upon application. It has a natural floral scent to it. The texture is slightly thick but creamy and easy for the skin to absorb it.
I believe you can probably see better results after continuous usage. Since it doesn’t contain SPF, you will have to apply a sunscreen lotion if you’re using this as a day cream.
For my combination (normal/oily) skin, this cream is fine and not too heavy. Will I purchase this at full price? I’ll have to have my pennies… £74 for 50ml!

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L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 30ml, worth £8
I’m a big fan of the original Shea butter hand cream! This is my second favorite from the brand L’Occitane. It is also one of the reasons why I bought the box, knowing I would love this hand cream.
This Cherry Blossom version has a sweet floral scent that is very pleasing. I feel that it works well but not as well as the original version. It leaves hands lightly nourished and soft!

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil 75ml, worth £7
I love almond scent so naturally I should like this shower oil. This oil leaves your skin nourished and moisturised. I didn’t need to apply another body lotion after rinsing. A very good product so no wonder it is one of L’Occitane bestsellers as well!
This shower oil is very fitting for a luxurious hotel bathroom shelve.

Melvita Rose Floral Water 28ml, worth £3
HA! I’m probably one of the very rare person not liking the scent of roses! This facial spritz is a very handy sized version. You can keep this in your fridge and use it to refresh your skin during the hotter weather (if we will ever get the Summer in the UK!).
I’m a regular user of facial spritz / spray. .. So for me, this is not a “wow” product. I understand it is one of Melvita’s bestselling products but it isn’t too impressive. It is only because I don’t like rose scented beauty products.

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Melvita L’or Bio 17ml, worth £6.50
This teeny body oil is a blend of Argan Oil, Kendi Oil and Buriti Oil. It smells citrusy with a slight hint of floral due to the jasmine injection. This smells and sounds good enough to eat. After using this, I feel like I ought to be relaxing in a hammock on a tropical island!

Erborian CC Creme 15ml, worth £17
As a regular BB and CC Cream user, it would take a lot to sway me from my usual arsenal of BB/CC creams.
This colour correcting cream works great on nice clear skin that only needs a little bit of even skin tone. The coverage isn’t heavy with this so you’ll need to use concealer (if you normally do anyway). It lasts around couple of hours on my combination skin. After that I needed a touch up.

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This is slightly expensive for what it can do (for me!), so unfortunately I won’t buy the full size item. I’ll go back to my Korean BB/CC creams 😛

Erborian Camellia Essence 3ml, worth £6
I love facial oils, they work really quickly and effectively on my skin. I’ll be reviewing my favourite facial oil very soon on my blog. Back to the mini review! For the times I’ve used this, my skin feels alot softer and more radiant the next morning. I do like this!

The Precious Petals Beauty Box (Erborian Carmellia Essence) @iamcherrylemon

The Precious Petals Beauty Box (Erborian Carmellia Essence) @iamcherrylemon

In summary. .. I’m not too overly in love with this box. It is decent for how much it costs, but I wish I love the divine cream and the facial spritz too.

The box also contains a voucher of £10 discount for each of the brand featured in this box. Plus a postcard for the user to send the feedback back to Latest in Beauty. So we have a chance to tell them exactly what we think!

The RRP value of the box is over £60, the cost of the box including postage is only £20.
If you fancy grabbing yourself a box then there are still some boxes left on Latest in Beauty website (Not affiliated).

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Thank you for reading and have a lovely week ahead.

Japonesque Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade no.7 photo swatches and review

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JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade No.7 @iamcherrylemon

Morning everyone! It’s the weekend! Hope you’re enjoying the sun and nice weather 🙂
Today I’m reviewing the Japonesque lip lacquer in shade no.7. It is a nice bright tomato red!

I bought this off a friend of mine who doesn’t wear red lippies. She knows I’m a red lips kinda gal 😉 so I’m more than happy to take this off her hands! This is first ever Japonesque product so I was curious if I would like it!

Official description: JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer. Color-drenched long lasting lip lacquer. Drapes lips with rich, saturated color for incredible volume. Uncompromising color intensity and a deep vinyl shine provide a full-bodied finish. Enriched formula hydrates and softens lips for incredible comfort and condition with no hint of stickiness. Unique tapered brush delivers the precise application of a true make-up professional.

My take on the product!

Pigmentation: This is a lip lacquer so you would expect it to be highly pigmented, leaves a lip stain and requires very little touch ups. Yes it does all that!

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JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade No.7 (Photo Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Packaging: very nice clean and chic packaging. It has a clear tube but it doesn’t look cheap.

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JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade No.7 packaging @iamcherrylemon

Formula and application: This wears very well on the lips. The brush applicator is easy to use and I believe this is much better than a doe foot one! As it can give you a more precise and defined lip shape, but only if you take care when applying…of course.
The formula is nice and moisturising to the lips.

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JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade No.7 (applicator) @iamcherrylemon

Formula: A little carefulness goes a long way. So take your time when using any lip lacquer 😉

Pros:
Ultra shine
Long lasting (up to 3 to 4 hours)
Smells lovely
Moisturising
Highly pigmented
Good range of shades available

Cons:
Sticky! Very sticky!

Summary: 3.5 out of 5! A good product for use

Where to buy: 0.18oz for £10.50 plus free shipping from Lookfantastic, HQ hair / $10.00USD from Ulta.Com

Thank you for dropping by and have an awesome day 😀

Silk Cocoons: COSRX Blackhead Silk Finger Balls #KBeauty #Skincare Review

Silk Cocoons in pack @iamcherrylemon

Silk Cocoons in pack @iamcherrylemon

A brand new KBeauty product review today! I’ve been trying out COSRX Silk Blackhead Finger Balls. These are little silk casings crafted by silkworms using their saliva glands. It contains natural protein Sericin, which helps to remove blackheads and dead skin cells.

This might sounds gross to some people. Please be rest assured that silk worms are definitely NOT in these casings when being sold, the silk cocoons are only collected after the silk worms are done with them. So no worms are left homeless nor been harmed.

So why oh why am I rubbing silkworm casings on my face?
Gentle and effective skin exfoliators!
The silk cocoons will remove excess sebum from the skin and in turn remove any build up dirt and grime from congested pores. With regular usage, your clogged pores won’t have time to turn into blackheads.

These little guys have been popular in the KBeauty market for awhile now.
Even the big Western online beauty store Cult Beauty is stocking them as one of their beauty must haves. But of course they are selling these silk cocoons at a premium price! £10 for 12 silk balls at the moment.  I’ve picked mine up from eBay at £3 for the dozen.

How to use?

Silk cocoons (Preparation - Soak in warm water) @iamcherrylemon

Silk cocoons (Preparation – Soak in warm water) @iamcherrylemon

1. Soak in warm water for 3 to 5 mins or until they’re slightly softened
2. Slot a couple of cocoons onto your index fingers
3. Rub your skin in gentle circular motion and concentrating on aread with congested pores. I.e. nose area, chin and forehead
4. Once you’ve finished, ensure the cocoons are rinsed well and free from dead skin
5. Dry them naturally and they’ll be ready to use again

Each silk finger ball can be reused up to 4 times. It is recommended to exfoliate your skin with these for 2 to 3 times a week.

Silk cocoons (Preparation - Soak in warm water) @iamcherrylemon

Silk cocoons (Preparation – Soak in warm water) @iamcherrylemon

How effective are these?
To me, my skin does feel smoother and brighter after just 1 use. So they have definitely improved my skin texture. Although I don’t believe these cocoons are best at blackheads removal, as I still have some leftovers that I need to use my trusty Biore nose strip to finish the job.

Will I recommend this to you?
I would recommend this as an gentle skin exfoliant for sensitive skin. But only if you are OK with the whole ritual of preparing these cocoons for use.

Silk Cocoons @iamcherrylemon

Silk Cocoons @iamcherrylemon

Silk cocoons (Preparation - Soak in warm water) @iamcherrylemon

Silk cocoons (Preparation – Soak in warm water) @iamcherrylemon

Price: approx £3 for 12 from eBay;  £10 for 12 from Cult Beauty

Summary: 2.5 out of 5

• Suitable for sensitive delicate skin
• Improve skin texture
• Not a total solution package for blackhead removal

Thank you for reading and wishing you a great day ahead 🙂

Bye!!

Silk Cocoons on fingers! @iamcherrylemon

Silk Cocoons on fingers! @iamcherrylemon

September favourites 2015 (Makeup, skincare and misc)

September favourites 2015 @iamcherrylemon

September favourites 2015 @iamcherrylemon

Hi there! I believe this is my first ever monthly favourite blog post! I don’t normally switch around too much with my products, but with so many bits and bobs sitting on my vanity I feel like I must make an effort!
These are the most used products in the month of September for me 🙂

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow definer
I’ve reviewed this brow definer before, but I recently found it again behind my chest of drawer! So it is back in my life with a bang, I’ve been using this throughout the whole month of September. Previous review post here.
Under $6 from Amazon

Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Catfight
Cat fight is a pink fuchsia with red tone, it is a cream sheen finish. Not the usual colour I normally go for but it somehow attracts alot of compliments 😉
It’s bright and is eye catching! I feel great whenever I’m wearing it. It could be my new “Red” during this summer turn Autumn season!
£15.50 from Urban Decay (and any major department store)

September favourites 2015 (swatches) L to R: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick, Bourjois Pinceau Eyeliner and Etude House Drawing brow definer @iamcherrylemon

September favourites 2015 (swatches) L to R: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick, Bourjois Pinceau Eyeliner and Etude House Drawing brow definer @iamcherrylemon

Bourjois Liner Pinceau Eyeliner
This is one of my favourite liquid eyeliner ever! I shall write up a more in depth review on this.
This liner is a super fine brush which gives so much control. You can create a superfine cat liner or a 70s retro wing liner with ease.
Under £7 from Amazon (any major drugstore that stocks Bourjois! I.e. Boots)

CND Solar Oil nail & cuticle conditioner
My nails are going through a fragile state at the moment. Hence the lack of NOTD posts for a month! I’m currently nursing them back to normal health using this Solar Oil conditioner. It smells sweetly of almonds!
So far it is working well, the cuticles are looking better. This is not a nail growth promoter, so my nails are taking their time to grow! Fingers crossed, I’ll be back with better looking nails for future manicure posts.
£6.95 from Amazon UK

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
I received the deluxe sample of this from British Beauty Blogger collaboration box with Clinque. See review of this product here.
I’ve been using this non-stop this month and had to stop to save enough for my review post! It does the job and it does it well! Big thumbs up!

£17 for 125ml from Clinque or any major department store

Funny one this is! I don’t have dandruff but my scalp does get sensitive to certain shampoo, this means I will see dandruff looking bits once in a blue moon.
Body Shop Ginger Shampoo smells like ginger, yes it does. I definitely not seen any unattractive flakes since I’ve started using it 3 or 4 months ago. It is also gentle enough not to irritate my scalp. So I’m going to stick with this one for awhile!

£4.50 for 200ml from the Body Shop

Music/Singles: Katie Melua – Wonderful Life
I liked listening to calming music, and Melua is certainly one of the artists that I keep going back to 🙂
Katie Melua’s re-recording of Wonderful Life is currently available for download and on sale, with profit going to children’s charities. What a thoughtful and great way to raise awareness to these children’s charities. MTV on YouTube

What products have you been loving this month?

Thank you for reading!!

REVIEW: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Day Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream @iamcherrylemon

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Happy Sunday!
Today I’m reviewing couple of skincare products by Elemis. These two products have won have many awards, and are bestselling products by the brand.
Elemis is an award winning British brand skincare specialist, used in professional spas and beauty salons, as well as British Airways Travel Spa at Heathrow Terminal 5. BA includes Elemis products in their infight grooming kits, I grabbed a few bags last time 😛
I’ve started using Elemis skincare when I needed to revamp my skincare routine, in preparation to my wedding little more than 2 years ago. Since then,  Elemis has been a staple in my day and night skincare routines. I’ve tried their facial creams,  shower gels, toner, cleansing balm and hand creams etc.

Onward to the review!

Pro-Collagen Marine Day Cream
Packaging
There are smaller sizes of this cream at 30ml, 50ml as well as the 100ml tubs.
There at two versions of the 100ml value tubs. I’ve bought the normal version, where the tub is frosted white plastic. They other one is the silver edition, it comes with a special edition silver pocket mirror. (I wouldn’t recommend getting the mega 100ml tub unless you’re sharing it with someone). It took me forever to finish this by myself!

Product and Formulation 
This cream has been scientifically proven to help with reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with regular usage. It uses a combination of marine algae padins pavonics, rose and mimosa absolutes and ginkgo bilobs and liposomes. It will increase hydration and moisture to the skin.

Texture and Fragrance 
This day cream is like yogurt, very light, soft and creamy. It’s almost as light as lotion! Very easy to apply and easily absorbed into the skin. It does have a light fragrance to it, which some users might not too keen on.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream @iamcherrylemon

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream @iamcherrylemon

Effectiveness
For me, I really do like and enjoying using this cream. This is suitable for my oily combination skin and it does not feel heavy nor greasy. It hydrates my skin and it helps to make it look radiant and healthy. Although I do divert and try other day creams, but if anything does fail I know I can always come back to this!

Price : £135 for 100ml (if you look out for offers, you can pick this up for approx £80)

Where to buy:Debenhams.com (not affiliated)

Any major department store: For US try QVC!

Score: 4 out of 5

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream (photo swatches)@iamcherrylemon

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream (photo swatches)@iamcherrylemon

Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream

Packaging
Elemis packaging is very uniform, basic, not made of glass but still luxurious looking. Fit for your vanity or bathroom shelves!

Product and Formulation
This night cream aims to help with improving skin suppleness, firmness and elasticity. It contains marine derived ingredients and gingko biloba which aims to protect your skin from free radicals.

Texture and Fragrance
The cream itself is like meringue, freshly whipped egg whites… If you bake you’ll know what I mean 😛 if you don’t bake, this cream is creamy and light. Not your standard night creams which are often heavier and oiler. It sinks into the skin with ease!
This is a fragranced product, although the scent is not strong it might still affect some users. For me, it smells lightly floral; I do like the scent and is very relaxing and calming.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream @iamcherrylemon

Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream @iamcherrylemon

Effectiveness
This cream has been advertised for matured skin and anyone who’s concern about ageing effects on the skin.
This is one of the better performing night cream for me. I’ve been using this night cream with the marine day cream. I notice the difference it made to my skin after few day’s usage. This was probably I wasn’t really looking after my skin too well at the time (almost 2 years back!)! But I do welcome the fresh radiant look, and my complexion looked and felt more firm.

Price: £60 for 30ml

Where to buy: Timetospa, Elemis direct (not affiliated)

Any major department store: For US try QVC!

Score: 3.5 out of 5

 

Thank you for reading and I wish you a great week ahead 🙂

 

REVIEW: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble clay mask #KBeauty

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

Hello everyone! Hope you’re well and enjoying the warmer and brighter week days!

Today’s review post is on one of the most fun and iconic product by Elizavecca. Elizavecca is a Korean skincare brand and it has a wide range of skincare products. Most are effective and kind to the skin. I do like this range alot 🙂
This is a well known and trusted brand, products are hot sellers on many KBeauty sites which is a very good sign!

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

This has also caused a huge problem as there are many imitations of their products. These imitations are so alike that you would require an expert to tell them apart.

Fortunately, Elizavecca has made it easier to identify genuine products. Each product would have a verification code that you can use to check it’s  authenticity on Elizavecca’s official website.
But to check you would have to buy the suspicious item first! So I should suggest that you only buy these from trusted KBeauty online merchants. Save you a lot of hassle 😦

Use Elizavecca QR code checker (link here)

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (Authencity Code) @iamcherrylemon

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (Authencity Code) @iamcherrylemon

The packaging
At a glance, it is the standard trademarked Piggy on the packaging. Appeals to the general public in Korea, it does look cute and instantly recognisable.
Standard plastic tub with screw top lid, air tight cover to keep the clay mask fresh and away from moisture. There is a small plastic spatula inside the packaging.

Very important note: keep the inner air tight lid closed when not in used, any additional moisture and exposure to oxygen will activate the bubbling effects of the clay mask. Once activated, the clay mask will be ruined and won’t work next time!

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

The product
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask is a bubbling clay mask that promises to clean your pores and help with removing black heads.
This mask is an unique blend of carbonated water, it contains Green tea, Pomegranate extract as well as Charcoal powder. The Charcoal powder with bubbles  can deeply penetrate the pores to remove dirt, sebum and impurities.

It is said to be suitable for all skin types. It is also recommended for makeup removal but I am a bit OTT and would prefer to use proper makeup remover. I have not tested this clay mask for makeup removal!

Fragrance/ Texture
The clay mask is of a funny texture, very jelly-like and goopy. The dark grey clay mask smells clean and not muddy at all.
Once applied onto the skin, the colour turns slightly lighter and it starts to bubble up within minutes. Be cautious, it is best not to use too much product especially around the eye area.

Effectiveness
Following the proper usage of the mask, the skin feels clean and bright without the tightness. So I know it hasn’t strip the natural oils away. The skin is soft to the touch. I’m loving this!

How to use?
1. Apply the clay mask directly onto dry, uncleaned face using the spatula provided.
2. Wait for 5 mins for the bubbles to start activate.
3. Leave on for another 5 to 10 minutes and massage the mask with wet/damp hands for extra cleansing.
4. Rinse off with warm water and apply toner afterwards.

Price: $12.59 free delivery from Amazon

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask @iamcherrylemon

Overall Summary: 4 out of 5. A really good and fun mask to use, leaves the skin feeling soft and very clean. Fabulous for oily combination skin.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week ahead.