The Weekly Facial

You ladies (and the odd guy that reads my blog), know that I like to indulge over the weekends in a spot of pampering. This without a doubt includes a luxurious oil bath, a mini manicure, a touch of tanning and probably my most favourite element – my weekly facial. This will always include a through double cleanse with my beloved Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish (I have now gone through about 6 bottles of this), a tone with my Liz Earle Skin Boost Tonic and a slathering of my Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate to finish off. However, elements such as face masks and exfoliators do tend to vary, and this week I used 2 skincare items that I recently received in my GlossyBox!
Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant & Power Recovery Masque

My go-to exfoliator and face mask are from Liz Earle (you sense a pattern here – Gentle Face Exfoliator and Skin Brightening mask if you were wondering), so I was sceptical to give them go, but after hearing so much and such good things about Dermalogica products I dived straight in! After my usual cleansing routine, I applied a 50p size about of the Multivitamin Thermafoliant to my face – directions said you could use it on wet or dry skin, but used on dry skin it give a more effective result. Being the rebel that I am I applied it to dry skin and wow, this stuff really works! It is much harsher than what I usually use, so I think it’s something I would use on the rare occasion when my skin was looking absolutely horrendous, but there is no denying how amazing my face felt afterwards! So clean and refreshed, and ridiculously smooth. After rinsing that off and drying my face I then moved on to sample 2 – the Power Recovery Masque. Now I will admit when this came out of the tube it didn’t look too appealing, rather thick and a bright yellow mustard colour. And after I applied it to my face it got worse as this bread-roll, yeast-like pong kicked in. However after a 15 min chill in the bath with it on I washed it off and my skin felt really moisturised. It is definitely one of those masks that feels replenishing and gives a bit of TLC to the skin. I finished off with a splash of my Liz Earle Skin Boost Tonic and a healthy dose of Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate, leaving my face feeling positively pampered. 
Overall I was really impressed with these 2 samples, and in fact the rest of the contents of my GlossyBox this month. I won’t bore you with the contents as I am sure you have seen that plastered over 100’s of blogs, but I have been using all the samples included. I think people seem to think that all these Beauty Boxes on the market have to be pitted against each other, but helping out behind the scenes at Boudoir Privé and being a subscriber of Glossybox I can safely say that a girl can never have too many Beauty Boxes 😉 
Much Love,
Vivianna x


  • Thecosmeticcrave

    I have these too! I was so impressed with these products. I am going to get the  full sizes for deffinate.


    • Yeah I think I am too! xx

  • jessicafrench

    I have to agree with you on this, absolutely in love with both products! They are definitely ones you would use every now and then to give your skin a treat, I may have to purchase full size once run out xo

    • Yeah me too! xx

  • PerfectlyPink

    Thanks for this! Never tried these will def give them a go xxx

    • No problem hun! xx

  • rebecca boo.

    weekends are the perfect time to pamper yourself:Dxx

  • Great post 🙂 love the Dermalogica products- have you tried there Daily microfoliant? it is lush!!!! xx

    • No I haven’t – thanks for the recommendation! xx

  • Would you say to definitely use these both together or are either of them ok to use alone without the other?
    Because ive heard good things about these but im only going to order one to see if i like it first which would you recommend?congratulations on winning best new beauty blog by the way, you really deserved it :) xxx

    • Thanks hun! I would recommend the exfoliator first xx

  • Guest

    I looks very good, thanks for the info and sharing

    • No problem xx

  • Amy Pocock
    • It was great! xx

  • Lucia

    i have been looking for that brand here in bruxelles since Lisa Eldridge talked about it,  but could not find them..  Now i’ll be on the hunt even more!

    p.s. this might sound like a stalker talking, but i did not manage to register, i think.. what do i have to do?
    baci bella! x

    • Thank you hun! xx

  • sophie p

    Lovely i’m gonna try these out, thnx for the review! i love your blog and you’re very beautiful 🙂 xx

    • Thank you hun! xx

  • Kaleigh

    I adored the multivitamin recovery mask, it made my skin feel gorgeous.

  • Dizzybrunette3

    Great post 🙂 You’ve inspired me to use the same samples tonight as my skin needs a little pick me up 🙂 x

    • Oh you should – they are lovely xx

  • Jo

    You write so beautifully, I am now off to have a pamper session of my own! x

    • Aw thank you hun! xx

  • Brittani J Maisie Coupland

    i was just inspired by this post to try out the duo love the exfoliator as i just use a muslin cloth usually but skin defiantly feels better and cleaner.. going to try as a weekly treat. congrats on the cosmo win by the way i’m so glad you won!

    • Thank you for the lovely comment hun xx

  • Ferraro Roshni

    I’ve received the Dermologica samples too but because I have chemically sensitive skin I didn’t use them and gave it to my mum! If only 🙁 x 

  • Emma

    I need to try these, im the same as you, everything i use is by Liz Earle, im reluctant to try anything as they work so well for my skin x

    • You gotta love LE 😉 xx

  • Emilys Nail Files

    I loved these in the Glossybox, the exfoliator especially is looovely xxx

    • It is lovely! xx

  • Adele Youngs

    Haven’t tried Dermalogica products before…may have to try them now xoxo

    • They are great! xx

  • MissMathful

    i got these too but am yet to try them… i loved the lip balm though 😀 xx

    • Yeah that was lovely! xx

  • santina_i

    I havent tried mine yet, Ive heard they’re super harsh on skin and I wasnt sure if it would irritate my skin but i’ll give them a go!
    Would this be something youd repurchase? Or are the liz earle masks better? I cant decide which to buy! x

    • Yes I would definitely repurchase the exfoliator, perhaps not the mask as I prefer the smell of the Liz Earle xx

  • I’ve been wanting to try out that masque for months now but could never justify the price tag…kinda kicking myself about cancelling my glossybox now! xxx

    • Boooo – Glossybox have some great products in there this month xx

  • Ghinny

    I did the same thing with the exfoliater Definitely better on dry skin! I’ve used the Dermalogica Microfoliant for years and that’s worth a try as well, a powdery product which you add water to and exfoliate with. Love it The mask was too rick for my face but my friend loved it. I love Glossy Box!

    • Thanks for the recommendation! xx

  • Yannah

    I’m going to put a post up today about diy mircrodermabration and I think you’d really like it! 🙂

  • princesselfy

    I really need to try some Dermalogica products, have heard such good things. Not sure how I feel about the yeasty smell though… :-s

    • Haha yeah the smell is pretty rank! xx

  • Gemma Clethro

    It’s so nice to find someone who shares my love for Liz Earle products! I have been using them for a few years now and my skin has improved so much. I’m new to blogging but I found your blog and I love watching your video’s and reading about your fav products 🙂

    • I love them! Aw thanks for the lovely comment hun xx