This year has been a hard one for me and especially my mum. Please keep us in your prayers that 2022 will be a good one with lots of health. Ameen. (Amen). So my family has been a firm favourite, as we can’t be without them. So on to the Beauty favourites and best products …
When thinking about October, a few things come to mind. Autumn, pumpkins and of course Halloween. I love two big things about October too; one, that it’s half term, (so holidays) and secondly, my Anniversary, which conveniently falls at that time too. So a special month for me, my Anniversary is my main October favourite, …
I can’t believe that I have been shortlisted for an award! I am still in shock, pleasantly surprised and feel the need to pinch myself. I am really feeling blessed and excited to have been chosen as a finalist. I have been shortlisted for the Beauty Influencer Award in the category of Beauty for Women …
So I was lucky enough to be able to do a review* on the new Magnitone Lucid cleansing and exfoliating brush and when it came in the mail, I was very excited to try it out as soon as I got it!
Before we get into the review I wanted to thank Bloggers Love for giving me the opportunity to speak to Magnitone on an event that they held in London for Bloggers Fashion Week and again via a Twitter online BHTwitterParty event. I am therefore so delighted to have this opportunity to test the Magnitone Lucid.
You too can now try the Magnitone Lucid with my special 20% discount code for you, my readers: Afshan20
Magnitone Lucid is a unique system that allows the skin to be cleansed, while using your favourite cleanser and the Lucid brush. This system consists of a brush with pulsing bristles powered by Active Electromagnetic, that helps to rid skin of trapped dirt, while cleansing it and exfoliating the skin.
The brush normally retails at £69.99, but with my discount code Afshan20, you are bagging yourself a bargain! From my research this is much more competitive than other brands.
I took the 7-day better and clearer skin challenge. Here is my diary and findings:
Day 1, I have just started using the Lucid brush today and start by taking off all my makeup. Adding my Murad Cleanser onto the brush and focusing on areas of my face. Another positive about the Lucid brush is that it alerts you with an alarm on the time needed on the particular area that you are working on. So far so good. I can feel that the brush is penetrating into my skin and I like the way the pulses feel.
Day 2, Be prepared for a full cleanse meaning a few breakouts may occur, but that’s a good thing; it means that the impurities are coming out.
Day 3, I can see visible results of where my skin looks better, shinier (I suffer from dry skin) and more vibrant. Plus I like the way my skin feels after a thorough cleanse with the brush.
Day 4, Now that I am used to how the cleanse system works, I am finding it easier and faster to use. Today I cleansed sections of my face fast, not concentrating on an area at a time but on the mass area. This is ok too, as sometimes time can be limited.
Day 5, I now have a real idea and knack of how the Lucid works. It is rather enjoyable to use as the pulses are soothing and I can feel that the dirt is being lifted. I can also visibly see that my blackheads look improved and my pores are less visible.
Day 6, shows that my skin is brighter. I do have a few slight spots, but these don’t really bother me as it’s understandable that if the skin is cleansed then it will be obvious that the impurities will come to the surface.
Here is a picture taken on the first day (left side) of using the Lucid and day 7 on the right. The picture on the right may be a bit dark, but you can see that my skin looks visibly better and without any spots.
So to the conclusion – does my skin feel better? Is it hot or not? The simple answer is – YES, my skin feels fresher and smoother. I have also noticed that my foundation glides on better and my pores are much less visible which is very pleasing.
The Magnitone Lucid is very easy to use and the brush can be fitted also with relative ease. Note that the brush needs to be charged for 24 hours before the first use. The small charger connects to the front through the use of a magnet, this can then be plugged in and charged in the mains. The Lucid also comes with an International 2 pin connector, which is ideal when going abroad. It is also fully waterproof so that it can be used in the shower and thus time saving, especially in the morning when in a rush to get to work.
Another great thing about the Lucid is that it is very travel friendly and of course as mentioned the two pin helps when on holiday. For a gal like me who loves to travel, it is a Godsend!
I am overall very pleased and satisfied with my Magnitone Lucid and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to look after his or her skin with minimal fuss.
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*Disclaimer: I did receive the Lucid free but be rest assured I will only provide an honest opinion of the product and a true account of the results.
This month I am loving…
…All things beauty! I went to a family wedding in May and couldn’t do without the items below:
I’ll start with the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This is a replenishing Elixir of pure essential oils and distilled botanicals to visibly restore the appearance of skin by morning.
I put some on my hands and tap it into my skin just before bedtime. The smell of lavender is very soothing and in the morning my skins feels so nice and smooth. There are many night time serums arround but I find this one is great for the skin and affordable. I can recommend this if your skin needs a little night time tlc.
Next I am loving Laura Mercier’s body and bath soufflé in ambre vanillé. This smells so nice on the body and really lingers on the skin. It’s a scent in a bottle! Even my husband is a huge fan! My son does too and am sad that it’s nearly finished. 🙁
Next I am not usually a fan of bright coloured lipstick, but I wanted to be a little daring in the month of May. So when I tried the L’Oréal L’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in the colour Ruby Opera, I was pleasantly surprised; red/maroon actually suited me! I find it brightens up my complexion and looked good too! I got a lot of compliments while wearing it at a recent function.
I was also liking the Essie hors d’oeuvres nail polish. This is a glittery nail polish that is silver with flecks of gold in it, which also creates a great accent nail. It came in very handy at the wedding I recently attended. I really like this nail polish which can also be worn on its own at a glitzy event.
I absolutely love this next product. The price is steep, but really worth it! It’s the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Mood Light. This powder creates a glow to the skin and adds to flawlessness. I like this powder as it adds dimension to my face and have had lots of compliments on my skin since I started using this.
The last item I am loving is the Mac Mineralize concealer in NC42. I find that this particular concealer is great for adding light to the eyes. I use in true Kardashian style, drawing on a triangle under my eye and blending it in with a brush. It adds a shine where the sun hits it.
Well most of those were high end, but I am very much a local drug store kind of Gal (Boots/Superdrug). I prefer the more reasonable price tags 😉 But if a product is really good I will pay for it, as the Ambient Powder and Kiehls Midnight Recovery above.
P.S. I had the loveliest time at my cousins wedding!
Also, this month I have been loving Vampire Dairies and Revenge on tv. I am sad though that both have just finished for the season.