Monday, 24 October 2016

Elizavecca Donkeys and Piggies

We all know that I'm a sucker for a cute packaging and so when Elizavecca wanted to work with me I was over the moon, because the only thing that's better than products that work well is products that work well and look like they wouldn't look out of place within a kids toy store. I've been obsessed with the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay since it was doing the rounds on YouTube and so I was excited to give it a go for myself, and to give the Donkey Piggy Donkey Creamy Cleansing Melting Cream a go.

First things first; the packaging. Everything from the actual box that it was posted in right down to the actual jars - this is just a kawaii lovers dream and I absolutely can't cope with how much I love the little characters (look at that pig dressed up like a donkey! Look at the pastel colours!) So you know, so far, so good. But opening these products up, it became clear that the quality of the packaging is nothing to be sniffed at - heavy glass, spatulas with each, clear and beautiful branding - it all creates something really pretty that had me falling in love with the brand before I even really got to the product inside.

Having said that - I actually do really like the product inside the Donkey Creamy Cleansing Melting Cream as well. Now, don't get me wrong this isn't going to give Emma Hardie a run for her money - but this will take all of your make up off and leave your skin feeling fresh and nourished (although I would recommend using a quick second cleanse at night, too.) This is a sort of gel although it's a lot wetter than I thought it would be, and it has no real smell. It's really nothing to write home about but it's a good product - it's one I could see myself buying again and although it isn't the best cleanser I've ever tried, it's far from being the worst.

Now I'm so torn about this (and I'm literally the last person in the whole world to talk about it, or so it seems) but I also tried out the YouTube famous Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay mask. I can't really get a photograph of this because you just can't see what I'm trying to explain in a photo, but essentially this goes on as a grey sort of gel, as it reacts with the air as you put it on your skin - it foams up until your face is one big grey cloud; rub the foam in and wash off and voile, skin as soft as a... pig's bottom?

No doubt this works - I just don't really get the point. I was worried about it drying my skin out and, to give it it's dues, it doesn't - but it just doesn't really do anything at all in my opinion. It foams up, I rub it in and I could have used literally any cleanser to get the same result. It's fun and gimmicky, but it's not like I come out feeling like I've made a trip to a cosmetic surgeon without ever touching a knife. It's a good one for a night in with your mates, and it did amuse me for the whole time I had it on - but in terms of skincare benefits? There are much, much better masks out there in my humble opinion.

So that's my thoughts on Elizavecca up until now - a fab company with some good products - but if you've tried anything I've not mentioned here I would love to know what you thought!

Sammy xo.
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