Guide To Face Masks

I love a good face mask, who doesn’t? But if you’ve got, like me, sensitive skin, you can be quite wary about putting anything onto your face, especially as many face masks can be quite strong and end up burning your skin.

So today I’m going to give you guys a run down to the face masks that I really like, that are also suitable for sensitive skin!backgrounder (2)IMG_1029My 7th Heaven | These are the face masks that we will all have tried, they are some of the cheapest on the market, and they have a huge  and diverse range available. Every pack has a guide in the top right corner as to what skin type they are most suitable for, but they are all so gentle, that from my experience they are all suitable for use on all skin types, but if you want a particular one geared for dry skin, or congested skin, just look for one with that in the corner. Like I said, they aren’t particularly strong, so I would recommend giving any of these a try as you’ve got so many options, from mud masks to honey peel off ones!IMG_1030Soap & Glory’s Scrub Your Nose In It| This mask is another one of my favourites because it comes in a tube, so you’ve got a lot more masks for your money, but it does contain a much stronger formula than most drugstore face masks, so I only like to use this one if my skin is completely clear, otherwise it can tend to sting, and no, that is NOT what face masks are supposed to do! As it is a bit stronger, it means that it does leave your skin feeling really new and refreshed, but I wouldn’t use it if you suffer from acne or any other skin issues.IMG_1031Azure Spa’s Collagen Woven Facial Mask | These face masks are my second-favourite to use, because they are woven, so you don’t need to worry about correctly applying them, or using too much or too little, you just open the pack and place it on your face. I find that these are much better for soothing the skin, because you’re not rubbing at it to apply the mask.IMG_1036Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask | These masks are my absolute favourite, because they are unbelievably cheap, and with my experience, you can get two face masks from one pack, because the formula is so thick. So I’d recommend using these with friends, because you can’t really re-seal the pack once you’ve opened it, and it is a bit too much to use in one go.


That’s it for all of my face masks, I hope this little guide has helped you guys out! I did also talk about an entire brand of face masks that I recently discovered HERE, if you’d like to check those out too. Do you like using face masks? Let me know what your favourite brand is in the comments!

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Quick Fix Face Masks Review

Hey guys! As I was wandering through Boots recently, I noticed that there was an offer on these faces masks. I’d never seen or heard of them before, so I thought I’d pick them up and give them a try and let you know how I got on with them!

I chose these three because they each aim to target a very different skin problem, the first is a ‘purifying charcoal’, and is aimed at ‘congested, lifeless skin’. The second is an ‘exfoliating scrub mask’, meant for ‘blackheads and blocked pores’, and the last is a ‘calming clay’, for ‘sensitive and red skin’.quick fix face masks review (1)quick fix face masks review (2)This mask really is a godsend if you suffer with skin that is sensitive and prone to redness. After I’ve had a bit of a bad reaction to something, this mask is what I’ll reach for to calm my skin down. It’s quite thick, (each tube containing approximately 10 facials!) and immediately cools down the skin, meaning that it’s actively calming down any redness. It also doesn’t tingle or burn, it simply feels really cooling for the entire duration you’ve got it on your skin, and once it’s washed off, your skin is left feeling really clean and dewy.quick fix face masks review (3)This is quite a unique face mask, because most of them are just applied to the skin, then you wait for around 15 minutes, and then wash them off. But when after applying this mask, you can continue to massage it into your skin to brighten up your complexion. Once you’ve washed this mask off your skin will feel baby soft!quick fix face masks review (4)And finally this charcoal mask, which is a lot heavier because it’s meant to bring dull skin back to life. I would recommend this mask if you regularly wear a heavy high coverage foundation or concealer, as this can really liven up your skin, and stop it from gradually feeling clogged up and dull. Another pro of this particular mask is that because it’s thick and dark, you really feel like it’s doing something beneficial for your skin.


 

I really like that these face masks cover such a wider range of skin types, but they are also so affordable! I was actually initially drawn to them because with them boasting that there are 10 facials in each tube, I thought this range would be perfect for a super-cliché and adorable girly night with all of my pals!

The range also includes a mega-moisturising one, a collagen-lift one, an anti-blemish one and a brightening-peel one. All are currently available at Boots for £5, or 3 for £10.

Have you seen this range anywhere? Have you tried it?

September Favourites

It’s the end of another month, so that can only mean another favourites post! I’ve got a lot of new things to talk about this month, along with some good old favourites, so let’s jump right into my September Favourites!qwertyuiopNivea Soft Moisturiser | I’ve dabbled with this moisturiser before, but I very quickly stuck to my Nivea Day & Night moisturisers. So this month I decided to dedicate myself to trying this moisturiser out properly, and I love it. It’s so light and delicate on the skin, but really leaves your face feeling hydrated and unbelievably soft. It’s also one of the rarer moisturisers that smells amazing too.

Azure Woven Facial Mask | As I’ve been having a little bit of skin trouble lately, I’ve been trying a lot of new products out to give my skin a break and a little treat. These facial masks are astounding. They’re super easy to use, but perfect for a girly night in. It’s a cloth-mask, meaning all you do is open it, and place it on your face!

Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask | As I’ve already said, I’ve been enjoying girly nights in with face masks, and nothing leaves your skin feeling more nourished than a mud mask. These are really affordable and ready to use at any time!

Planet Spa Lavender Pillow Mist | You would not recall a life before trying a lavender pillow mist. I know I certainly don’t. The lavender helps you drift off to sleep naturally, without being too overpowering.

Colour Changing Light Up Heart | I picked this up in Tiger a little while ago, and I’ve loved it ever since. This cute little heart slowly fades through a rainbow of colours, again, perfect for having on while you’re relaxing, perhaps with a face mask and spritz of lavender on your pillows?DSCN2322Collection Lip Liner | I picked up this lip-liner because it’s the corresponding lip-liner to the lipstick that I fell in love with from Collection. As it’s a very deep burgundy colour, I feel that it stays put and looks even more gorgeous when I’ve lined my lips first. It’s also great for using all over your lips if you’d rather have a slight tint of this colour, before fully committing to the depth of the lipstick.

Collection Lipstick in #3 Aubergine Kiss | This lipstick, is gorgeous. I can’t even fully express it to you guys. It’s so perfect for autumn, day to evening wear, I just love it. It’s the deepest burgundy colour you can imagine, has a good staying power for a drugstore lipstick, and it doesn’t break the bank! An autumn must-have for me.

Baby Lips Chapstick | I’ve ranted to you guys about how much I adore Baby Lips chapsticks since I first picked one up earlier this year. I really like the Dr Rescue range because it’s slightly more intense, perfect for the colder weather, and if you regularly suffer with dry lips. But this one in particular is tinted pink, it’s almost like a lipstick!DSCN2324 Lush Creamy Candy Bubble Bar | I know I know. More about Lush’s Creamy Candy Corinne? I can’t help it, this product is perfect for any night, any time of year. As I’ve said before when I’ve talked about it, it smells just like candy, leaves your skin feeling silky and moisturised, and it gives you a bath full of bubbles to enjoy. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Zoella Beauty Candy Cream Body Lotion | I’ve been obsessed with this smell since it first came out. It’s deliciously fruity, with bursting beads and acai berries, this body lotion really gives your skin a treat. Making you feel fresh and delicious.DSCN2327 VO5 Heat Defence Spray | I know I’ve only just spoken about the VO5 hair care range, but my hair has never felt better ever since I tried these products out. The heat defence spray is an ultimate staple for me, and I know I always stress it, but it should be a staple for everyone. If you’re blow drying and styling your hair with heat, you need to be protecting it first. And even after re-bleaching the ends of my hair, it’s silky and soft thanks to these products.

VO5 Frizz Free Creme | This creme is perfect for use in tandem with the heat defence spray, as it moisturises the ends of your hair, leaving them feeling just a soft as after having a trim.DSCN2333Zombuster Game | And finally, this game. It’s as addictive as Flappy Bird, with a similar format; you’re just consumed with a mighty need to keep trying. Just bust the zombies, and avoid the civilians, it really is as (seemingly) easy as that. Let me know if you beat my high score of 100, because I will be jealous and it’ll give me all the more reason to keep playing. This app is free to download on ios and android, with an in-game ad banner.


That’s it for my September favourites, what have you guys been loving this month? I always like to hear about new products to try out!

May Favourites

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Over the past two months I’ve been trying out some new products, and returning to some of my previous favourites, so I’ve gathered them all together to share with you today!DSCN0206Fairy Lights | I’ve been searching for new fairy lights ever since I encountered a bit of a problem with my last ones… (heated up… melted things…) and I’ve been without any for quite a while, so this month after finding these at a very good price, I grabbed them, and can confidently say they are much safer and a perfect addition to my room.
DSCN0205 Rimmel London Scandaleyes Eyeliner | I recently ran out of my trusty Rimmel London Professional Liquid Liner, and when I went shopping for a new one, I thought I’d try out something new, and I absolutely fell in love. I can get along just fine with a liquid liner, but this felt tip makes everything so much quicker. I adore it.

Lush Karma Bubble Bar | I have previously mentioned all of the reasons I love this bubble bar in my Lush Haul, and I have been continuing to repurchase and love it this month. I’m so glad I was enticed by the gorgeous orange colour, because it really is a relaxing and luxurious addition to my bath.

Yankee Candle ‘Soft Cotton’ | This one needs even less explanation. It’s my favourite scent, in a trusty little candle. Perfect to have in any place, in any room.

DSCN0195DSCN0203 Moon Necklace | A few weeks ago, while at the All Things Vintage & Lovely event in Plymouth, I saw this gorgeous necklace at one of the stalls. At first I resisted, but I knew when I revisited the stall that it was meant for me, and was assured that it was “very you”, so I grabbed it before someone else saw it.DSCN0198 Rimmel London ‘Lose Your Lingerie’ #203 | I prefer lighter colours on my nails, so in order to change it up from plain white all of the time, I occasionally go for a very light hint of pink, and this shade is just perfect.

Baby Lips Dr. Rescue | This month I gave into the hype and picked up a Baby Lips lip balm, I admit I just chose a plain one to give it a go, but it turns out a chose one with menthol in it, so it is even better for your lips! I’ve been addicted to it ever since buying it.DSCN0197

Nivea 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water | A little while ago I had a bad reaction to makeup removal wipes, so I’ve had to be extra careful with how I remove my makeup, simply sticking to water and a face wash. But this month I was determined to find something good for my skin that I could use. After finally discovering this product, I cannot sing its praises enough. It’s unscented and contains absolutely no alcohol, so it’s perfect for those of us with sensitive skin. And as it’s 3 in 1, if you don’t have the time or energy in the evening for a full blown skincare routine, this is the perfect product as it removes makeup, cleanses and moisturises – something which no other products do. 

Beyonce Heat | And finally, this month I wanted to change up my perfume, so I went back to my trusty Beyonce ‘Heat’. It always reminds me of summer and you instantly get a Beyonce vibe when you use it, so what more reason do you need to love this scent?!


There are all of the things I’ve been loving these past months, have you rediscovered a product you used to love? Let me know in the comments below!

January Favourites

We are officially nearing the end of January! So I thought it to be quite apt for me to share with you, the products that I’ve been loving this month. I’ve kept things quite simple because otherwise we’d all be here for a very long time and nobody wants that. So here we go!

January Favourites

The Products:

Katy Perry’s Meow Perfume | This is such a light, cotton candy-esque scent, that I have adored since my friends bought it for me for my 17th birthday. It’s a really girly bottle (and shaped like a cat, so it’s one of the most amazing bottles ever), and the scent itself isn’t much different. I just really like this scent for this late winter/early spring time because we are moving away from the common autumnal/winter, warmer scents like gingerbread, pumpkin pie, and Yankee Candles Roast Turkey and Stuffing, and into the slightly cooler, fresher scents of spring. This perfume will have you excited for daffodils.

Argan Oil Heat Defence Leave in Spray | Now if you like to style your hair with heat, you are doing your hair a massive disservice if you are not preparing it to handle that heat. Your hair doesn’t tap you on the shoulder and tell you that it is being damaged while you’re styling it, it waits until you’ve done enough damage and simply starts to break off. So I beg of you, USE A HEAT DEFENCE SPRAY. So since we’re on the topic, this product. This product, with moroccan argan oil extract, works absolute wonders on your hair. In it’s own words, it is “Hydrating, Nourishing and Cleansing.” All you have to do is shake it and spray it generously through the main body of your hair, making sure to focus on the ends and away from the roots. Just get this spray, your hair will thank you later.

Imperial Leather’s Moisturising Face and Hand Wash | This may seem like a strange thing to include in my favourites, but if you suffer from dry skin from time to time, you’ll wonder what you were using before this product. While it can be used as just a liquid hand soap, when used in conjunction with your night time skin routine, after removing your makeup and before applying your moisturiser, this face wash is gentle on skin, containing almond oil and vitamin E. It leaves your skin not only feeling clean and makeup free, but hydrated. Preparing it to be even more grateful than usual for your evening moisturiser.

Lush’s Fresh Hair booklet | I picked this up on my way out of a short trip into Lush a few weeks ago with my pals, just because there was a stack of them to be honest. But oh my was I in for a great surprise! This handy little book not only details all of Lush’s new products, (I’m a particular fan of the Shampoo bars, you can get up to 40 washes out of one AND they are said to boost growth!) But it is filled with little tips and tricks to revive dry hair, tame unruly flyaways and how to eat right to improve the condition of your hair. (And it’s free!)

New products

Mua’s Mega Volume Mascara | This mascara does exactly what it says on the tin (or in this case, mascara box?…) It is just not possible to be wasteful with this mascara, just a few flicks of the wand and you are good to go! Hands down, the longest  and fullest any mascara has ever made my lashes look.

Collection’s Work the Colour in shade #22 ‘Lilac Daze’ | I’ve been on the lookout for a lilac nail varnish for what feels like an eternity now, so when I saw this one on sale I just grabbed it because it was a pretty shade. I have since been entirely converted to Collection Cosmetics. This varnish has a really good pigmentation, meaning I needed only 2 coats and I had the gorgeous lilac nails that I had been craving. Not to mention this brand has incredible lasting power, only showing slight signs of chipping after 6 days of wear.

Rimmel London’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in shade #360 ‘As You Want Victoria’ | Coming out of the winter months I have been adoring this lipstick. It’s incredibly pigmented, has great lasting power, only needing to be retouched after a good couple of hours and it’s moisturising! No need to be applying any other than this to your lips, it feels and looks, amazing. This shade is a girly pink but also dark and striking enough that it can be a statement on it’s own, with a simple cat-eye and nude eyeshadow tones.

Rimmel London’s Glam Eyes Liquid Liner | My. favourite. product of. all. time. This liner applies so easily. The thin brush means it lasts longer than other liquid liners, and miles longer than eyeliner pens; which tend to be much thicker, meaning your line can be too thick and you have the hassle of thinning it out and making it match the other eye. I have fallen in love with this liquid liner and I don’t see myself ever trying another brand.

That’s it from me, let me know in the comments below what you’ve been loving this month, I’d love to hear what products you’re using!