Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Face Mask First Impressions.

Last month I ordered The Nutcracker November Birchbox and inside was a small 13g sample of Sand & Sky Purifying Pink Clay Mask. This Australian Pink Clay mask retails for full price at £39.90.

Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask

Admittedly when seeing the sample size I was disappointed at how small it was as it probably won’t last very long.

On first application I did notice it has a smell similar to marzipan but not as strong… The clay is more of a light peach colour than pink and turns white when dry and claims to take around 10 minutes to dry but I found it was drying as I was applying it.

December Birchbox The Nutcracker

I’d never heard of this brand before and from first impressions it’s not a brand I’d really look into again as I didn’t find it made my skin look any better than if I’d used a cheaper drugstore mask.

Out of all the products I received in the Birchbox this was probably my least favourite.

*Cruelty free

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Mad Beauty True Love’s Kiss Face Mask Review

Who knew that Disney face masks existed!? I was nicely surprised the other day when my boyfriend had brought me this mask to try out. It features my favourite Princess, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty which is definitely boyfriend points. 

Mad Beauty True Love's Kiss Face Mask

I love the packaging and you can get other masks featuring Ariel, Belle and Jasmine. This mask cost £4 from The Disney Store but you can buy them online from other retailers such as Amazon.

Mad Beauty True Love's Kiss Sheet Mask

The sheet mask features a cute design which I think is the same design for all of the Disney Princessmasks. (Apologies for the poor quality image)

Upon getting it out of the packet I must say it is the wettest sheet mask I have ever tried which wasn’t particularly pleasant as I had to immediately go and wash it off my hands whilst trying not to touch anything!

It was too big for my face which is pretty standard for sheet masks anyway so it would be great if they came in different sizes. I left it on for 10-15 minutes like it suggests and my face was completely soaked in product afterwards which resulted in being washed off.

The lavender scent wasn’t too overpowering which was good but I was put off by how wet the product was as it didn’t really give the pamper session a relaxing feeling.

Whilst it left my skin feeling nice and soft afterwards and didn’t irritate any blemishes I do feel that for £4 I didn’t see any noticeable differences and considering most of the product probably got washed off it isn’t worth the money.

Have you tried any Disney masks?

Superdrug Multi-Mask Duo

Hey everyone, today’s post is all about the multi mask duo sachet from Superdrug which was kindly sent to me as part of their Blog Squad. One side is a moisture mask specifically designed for your cheeks and the other side is a clay mask for your t-zone.

Superdrug Multi Mask Duo

Moisture mask: This mask smells amazing and contains vitamin e which is brilliant for your skin. I’m sure I’ve used this before in a squeeze tube (past review) and it goes on like a moisturiser with a similar consistency and it leaves skin feeling amazing.

Clay Mask: Again I’m sure this was in a squeeze tube as well but I’m not sure if it’s still sold as I didn’t see it on the website. It’s a Dead Sea mask which smells like a men’s shower gel but in a good way and the scent isn’t overpowering. The focus for this is your t-zone and let me tell you it leaves your skin feeling so clean!

I’m not really bothered about mixing masks when it comes to my own personal use as I’m too lazy and tend to forget which area to put it in as I tend to go straight in with the mask. I do think it’s a great option though if you’ve never tried either mask before and want to trial it first before buying it individually. 

This mask doesn’t state the skin type it’s suitable for so if you have sensitive skin I think the Dead Sea salt might be a bit harsh on your skin but the moisturising side would be fine so maybe buy that one separately.

Again it is also vague about who its suitable for in terms of its consumer ethics it mentions being suitable for vegetarians but there is no mention of whether or not it is suitable for vegans like the majority of their products are so check the ingredients before purchase.

#SuperdrugBlogSquad

L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask

Introducing the L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask! One of three new masks introduced by the skincare experts, as well as the detox mask you can also purchase the glow mask for dull skin and the purity clay mask for oily skin.

Loreal Detox Mask

One of the things I love about this mask is the charcoal properties that draw out imperfections which is one of the main reasons  I purchased this one over the glow mask, I also have the purity mask which I will leave for another review.

L'oreal Pure Clay Mask

My preferred way of applying the mask is with a makeup brush as ive heard it can be quite messy otherwise, I just purchased a cheap one from Poundshop and surprisingly it hasn’t ruined! Only a thin layer is required which means plenty of applications to be had.

Like any mask it goes on for around  10-15 minutes, its also gentle enough to be used 2-3 times a week which is a bonus as I love weekly face mask. I can comment that the mask can be messy to remove but its less messy with a warm wet flannel/cloth and it is a quicker method of removal.

The mask always leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh and I would fully recommend it to anyone who’s curious to try it.

Currently the mask is on offer for £5 (introductory) and will go up to £7.99

7th Heaven: Hot Chocolate Masque

The brand 7th Heaven formally known as Montagne Jeunesse have always been a favourite of mine when it comes to face masques. When I knew they were going to be at The Clothes Show (2015) I just knew I had to grab a goodie bag and I was not disappointed! Amongst the goodies was a self-heating Hot Chocolate masque which ive never tried before.

Hot Chocolate Masque

The masque itself smells like chocolate orange without being overpowering, you apply this onto wet skin and can immediately feel the warming effect.

Ive tried this masque out twice and the first time it didn’t really feel that warm for very long, the second time I made sure my skin was wetter and I did notice the difference of the warming effect lasting longer.

One problem I find with this masque is that is doesn’t really dry, it stays the same (slightly runny) consistency throughout the 15-20 minutes process, it does however, look exactly like the masque on the packet which often enough it doesn’t really match!

I still have a few sachets of this masque so I may try it again in the future but from first impressions it wasn’t an instant hit.

Pros

  • Cruelty Free
  • Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
  • Smooth Skin

Cons

  • Doesn’t dry/ runny consistency
  • Temporary warming effect

Superdrug: Mini Mask Haul

Superdrug’s range of own brand products are a firm favourite of mine (see past reviews) so I decided to try out to more masks from their squirty bottle range. The Superdrug mask sachets are also a great purchase and come in different scents and are for different purposes and skin types.

Superdrug masksI picked up the masks up on the offer 2 for £3.50 , the Aloe Vera is for normal or combination skin whilst the Dead Sea Mud mask is for normal or oily skin. The bottles are great to use if you aren’t a fan of the sachet varieties, personally I like both but sometimes the sachets go to waste…

Aloe Vera

This mask is green in colour and is a creamy consistency, the smell isn’t overpowering which is always a good sign. It doesn’t come out too thick but you could always layer up the mask if you wished too… I found the mask left my skin really soft and I would use it again.

Dead Sea Mud

The first thing I noticed about this mask was its smell, it smells like the shower gels aimed specifically for men but this shouldn’t put you off… the mud is a grey colour and again doesn’t come out too thick.  My skin felt quite warm to touch after the mask was removed and slightly red in places.

Both masks have a take off time of 10-15 minutes.

A Friendly Warning

Product reviews on the Superdrug website state that some of the consumers have had reactions to both of these masks and have experienced red blotchy skin.  

The bottle suggests you test a small patch before using it fully but if you have sensitive skin I’d personally give it a miss. 

Superdrug Mask Haul

If you visit my blog frequently then you’ll know im a sucker for face masks! Usually I pick up Montagne Jeunesse but thought I’d pick up Superdrug’s own brand for a change, the packets are really vibrant and eye-catching with a variety of different masks to choose from. 

Superdrug Face MasksTropical Cocktail Peel-Off: This mask is ideal for all skin types and deeply cleanses and revitalises skin with it’s use of mango and noni fruit juices.

Dead Sea Purifying Clay: This particular mask is ideal for skin prone to oil and blemishes, it deeply cleanses skin and contains Witch Hazel and Willow Bark Extracts. 

Cucumber Clay: Ideal for sensitive skin with its Dead Sea minerals and cooling extracts of cucumber.

Superfruits Exfoliating Mask: Again this is ideal for all skin types and will purify pores whilst smoothing the skin, it’s filled with extracts of raspberry, cranberry and blueberry goodness.

Im dying to try out these masks and hope they are as good as they look 🙂

The masks are priced at a tiny 99p and are currently buy one get one half price.

Montagne Jeunesse: Amore Rose Face Mask Review

Amore Rose MaskWith the use of Damask Rose petals and Marula Oil this particular Montagne Jeunesse mask offers a deep cleanse with a mud mask like consistency.  As per usual the face mask wasn’t the pink colour like illustrated on the packet but was a beige colour which dried to white when finished; it is suitable for dry and combination skin. 

If you have read some of my previous face mask reviews then you will notice that sometimes the masks are hit and miss, this particular mask I found to be neutral although it does have some negative points.

Firstly I found the smell of the mask to be quite overpowering which was a little off putting to me personally, it was also quite a thick consistency so it felt to me that it took quite a while to fully dry although I didn’t time it. The mask had what felt like a cooling sensation when applied and left my skin feeling quite soft.  

I probably would use this mask again as it did feel like it worked well on my skin, however, if you want a mask that is quick and easy to apply then I wouldn’t recommend this as the drying time is quite long.

Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Face Mask Review

Creamy Coconut Face MaskMontagne Jeunesse as you all know is a cruelty free beauty company that specialises in face masks, tonight I tried out ‘Creamy Coconut’ for the first time which claims to have a hydrating vitality boost for tired skin. At first the product which contains Coconut Water and Shea Butter smelt really good but upon application the scent became unappealing which was a shame as I love coconut products. This mask can be used for dry, mature and normal skin types and is applied to cleansed skin and left on for 20 minutes; the mask has the consistency of a moisturiser and absorbs into the skin literally over the 20 minutes. I didn’t have much of the mask visible after my 20 minutes but continued to wash it off like normal.   Although this mask did leave my skin feeling soft it hasn’t made a dramatic difference like some other masks have done in the past, im not sure if I would recommend this one as I much prefer the Very Berry mask I reviewed not so long ago.