CURRENTLY TESTING #5

Monday, May 16, 2016



What better way to start the week than giving you the latest in my Currently Testing rotation? I know, you don't need any more enabling at your desk but when you find a few 'yes I need to share these' products, it's only fair to share...

A cult favourite, I'd never tried Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish* until a few weeks ago purely because I was unsure of the creamy texture on my skin, but you know what? It's pretty damn good. I use this as a first cleanse on makeup days as the Eucalyptus wakes my senses and gets off most of the bulk, although I do more at removing everything as I sometimes have to go in twice with my cleansing balm. That being said, it's a fab price and gentle on the skin whilst suiting my crazy post-holiday complexion - I can see why everyone says it's a must try.

I always try to use cruelty-free and organic skincare where I can, and Skincere Facial Serum* and Eye Cream* is free of everything from dairy and gluten to chemicals to fragrance. Both have a nice consistency, however I've found the smell to be a bit too 'earthy' for me which is why I've stuck to using the eye cream more. It's only a recent addition but thus far I've not found it completely works for me, it's okay however I am looking forward to giving a fair full try once my skin re-adjusts...

Speaking of re-adjustments, Jurlique Restorative Treatment Serum* has been an angel at calming redness both before and during the sunnier weather. It helped take down some of the anger and blemishes hanging around, so keep this for times I need to seriously soothe my complexion. It's a lovely calming scent and has the best packaging ever (jus' sayin).

Now I'm all about some pampering and one of the products that caught my eye in the Anna and Lily Beauty Box (watch my review here) was the Yu Ling Jade Roller; it's seriously dreamy, hits all those tight meridian points across the face and is a divine relaxing method to get your lymph moving morning and night - the difference in my skin in terms of puffiness and brightness is amazing! Give it an extra roll across your eyebrows, heavenly.

I really love Oskai so was looking forward to finally giving their Renaissance 360 Cream a whirl after hearing rave reviews from my mum who also uses it. It is aimed more at mature skin and that which needs intense hydration, and whilst it does make my skin feel soft I do think the rich ingredients and formula have made me break out. A shame, but if you have dehydrated or dry skin then it's a winner; Oily and acne, stay clear!

Eyeliner is a skill I'm learning to remaster, but Stila Waterproof Eyeliner has made it a beginner's dream; the pen has a nib so thin you rarely make a mistake, plus it's suitable for the depth of my lids which can only take a slight line (unless I want to look like a panda) but it's all made super easy to achieve the dream flick - thank you Stila, everyone needs this liner asap.

Finally a mascara giving my usual faves a run for their money - the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara* has a fabulous formula that truly gives the blackest of lashes, and the fibre wand really allows grip and even coating to give slightly exaggerated volume that you can rock day or night. I am used to waterproof formulas but this is a great alternative if you are blessed with curly lashes, plus I have to say it feels like it will work best the first month or two after opening due to the fluid product - any excuse for daily fluttery lashes? Oh alright then ;)


What products are you currently testing? Have you tried any of these beauties?

Lots of Love,
Lauren x

Some products in this post may have been sent for review or gifted, and will be marked with a * or c/o. All opinions are mine are not influenced by brands or companies. Please see my full disclaimer for more.

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