18 November 2019


I haven't tried many products from PIXI, but they do happen to make my favourite
exfoliating Toner in the form of the cult PIXI GLOW TONIC.
It's been a daily fixture in my skincare regime for several years now and despite having
a couple of "beauty detours" to try others, I always gravitate back, as its simply
The Best

On my recent trip overseas I picked up the latest skincare product from PIXI the
PIXI DetoxifEYE Depuffing Eye Patches
As you know, I always make a list of products that have caught my eye throughout the year 
from brands that are not available in South Africa and this was not on my
UK Shopping List.
In fact a very similar product was the
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Unfortunately they were out of stock in several places and I was convinced by the consultant to try these new ones from PIXI and they tuned out to be half the price of the Peter Thomas Roth ones.

Formulated to revive, refresh and rehydrate the delicate eye area for visibly smoother, soothed and fortified skin.
The inclusion of hyaluronic acid gives an instant surge of moisture that in turn plumps and smooths skin and fine lines, caffeine helps to depuff and diminish the appearance of dark circles while a host of hard-working plant extracts help to energise and refresh skin.

This jar of DetoxifEYE Depuffing Eye Patches (each container holds 30 pairs)  
Simply use the enclosed spatula to lift and apply each hydrogel patch to the
 under-eye area and leave for 10 minutes and discard after use. 
Gently pat remaining serum into skin. Do not wash off. 
Use daily, or as often as needed. 
Store in the fridge for extra depuffing effect, I can vouch, its bliss...

I must say that they are a little fiddly to lift out of the container, even with the spatula, as sometimes to you pick up two patches, but they're so worth the "fiddling".
These eye patches were my absolute "eye saviour" on my last trip to the UK, as lets just say "there were lots of tears" and without these magic depuffing green jelly pads my eyes 
would have been nothing short of a disaster zone, that only
an eye lift would have been able to rectify.
They did everything that the brand claimed and I would repurchase without
hesitation, but those Peter Thomas Roth ones are still calling my name... 

DetoxifEYE Depuffing 
Eye Patches
30 Pairs




17 November 2019


You may have noticed that over the past 12 months or so, that I've fallen in love
with the French brand Caudalie and to date I have reviewed around 12 of their
face and body products 
(all of which have been purchased by myself) and I'm happy to report 
that I haven't yet reviewed a product from Caudalie that
I didn't enjoy or wouldn't enthusiastically recommend to you, 
if you would like to read my reviews

Sadly that's all about to change with the 
Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water
Whilst Micellar Waters form an important part of my skincare regime,
I don't use on a daily basis and for me they're ideal for travel, gym, 
as part of a double cleanse or just on those lazy skincare days. 

Caudalie say that this refreshing (which it is) daily-use (which it is) micellar water cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes in one single step (which it didn't)
I found this Micellar Water battled with both removing my face and eye make-up on those slightly heavier make-up days, remembering I'm not a full on, heavy make-up wearer.
Whilst it did remove, it certainly didn't do it in "one single step" as claimed.
So if you're a very light wearer of make-up or just want to cleanse the skin after gym etc then this product would be suitable.
Infused with soothing chamomile and moisturising grape water the skin feels comfortable after cleansing and leaves no feeling of tightness.
The fresh fragrance, which is pleasant, combines notes of mandarin tree blossom, lemon leaf, watermelon and fresh mint.

 Suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, the gentle, soap-free formula is made up of 98% naturally derived ingredients that respect the skin's natural pH balance. 
    Dermatologically and ophtalmologically tested.
    And as with all Caudalie products, no parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils or animal-derived ingredients are used. 

Whilst I will finish my product, I personally wouldn't re-purchase and sadly this is my
first Caudalie that I wasn't "Wowed by", but I sill adore this brand...

Micellar Cleansing Water



12 November 2019


Whilst I adore the idea of sheet masks I am so
lazy when it come to using them and instinctively go to grab a face mask in a pot
 or a tube for ease and convenience.
However this doesn't stop me being drawn to them, like a magpie to all things shiny, hence my large collection of sheet masks waiting for the day that I become more proactive and actually start to wade my way through my stash and use them.
Perhaps this could be my New Years beauty resolution in 2020
"Use Sheet Masks More"

(I was kindly sent this from the brand, however I had already bought one, so I now have
 2 in my "sheet mask stash", but I ain't complaining)


This mask forms part of their product line up Blue Techni Liss range, which helps to protect and fight the damaging effects of Blue Light on the skin, by allowing the cells to regenerate more easily and counterbalance the disturbances in the skins metabolism.

I recently reviewed their night cream Blue Techni Liss Nuit,which I loved
This peeling mask has been formulated to smooth wrinkles, renew and refine the 
skin’s texture. 
The star active ingredients of this peeling mask are:

Encapsulated chaste tree berry
Horehound extract
(Counterbalance the disturbances in the skin’s metabolism and protect it against 
the effects of blue light)

8% glycolic acid
(Eliminates dead cells on the skins surface and stimulates cell renewal
revealing a smoother softer more radiant skin)

Hyaluronic Acids
(The combination of not 1 but 2 Hyaluronic acids to smooth and 
to plump the skin from within)

Poorly fitting sheet masks is one of my reasons for my reluctance to use, as I inevitably
spend ages trying to make the mask fit to my face and for once this mask actually fitted well,didn't tear and was comfortable to wear.

Unfold the mask and remove the white protective veil. 
Leave on the face for 15 minutes, remove, and then rinse with water.
Contains No Parabens,No Toxins and is not tested on animals.
The 100% natural, recyclable, individually packaged sheet mask is suitable for all skin types and is ideal for weekend pampering.
It's travel-sized format and 15-minute action make it both fast and convenient!

Both my skin and I really enjoyed this mask and without doubt my skin,
 post application, felt softer and smoother.
This mask can easily be incorporated into any skin care routine.
Personally I think this would make a perfect stocking filler this Christmas for all 
"skin care addicts"
Here's to more sheet mask reviews in 2020.


1 Mask



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