Innisfree Fermented Soyabean Bio Cellulose Soothing sheet mask

Before applying this mask I’d already double cleansed, applied The Ordinary glycolic toner, Hadalabo hyaluronic acid, The Ordinary alpha arbutin followed by matrixyl.

The sheet mask contains fermented soya bean from Jeju Island.

It’s clinically proven to increase moisture, transparency, improves texture and moisture barrier and skin elasticity.

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It’s not strongly scented, the fragrance is light and green.

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As I pulled the mask out of the packet, I peeled off one netted sheet side, which will reveal a smoother side, the smooth side goes on the face, then the top netted sheet would need to be peeled off too, leaving a very thin silicony layer on your face.

I left this one for a full 20mins, I could have easily fallen asleep with this on. It’s so soothing!

I really rate this mask, my skin felt plumper and super hydrated.

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After the mask, I finished off with The Ordinary Niancinamide and Cosrx Snail Mucin.

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Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Sheet Mask

Tonight’s sheet mask is out of date by a month lol! I don’t like waste so I’m going to use it anyway!

It’s the Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Marine Collagen Lifting Essence Petal Mask.

It comes in two easy steps:

🌸Step one is to apply the 100% pure Camellia seed oil which is full of rich antioxidants that contain omegas essential fatty acids, vitamin E and polyphenols

🌸Step 2 is apply the sheet mask which contains lifting essence, marine collagen and blueberry extract to improve texture, revitalise and provides intense hydration.

🌸I love the two step mask, before application of the oil, I did go through with my routine with my Hadalabo hyaluronic acid first followed by The Ordinary Matrixyl, Alpha Arbutin and Niancinamide. Allowing 20 minutes for absorption before applying the oil, then the mask.

🌸One disadvantage though, the packet is so difficult to open, the oil wasn’t too bad but the sheet mask was messy, the packet contained a lot of serum, which I applied on my neck and chest…and shoulders!

The mask is lovely and thin and really soothing!

Loving this for a Friday evening 💕💕.

 

My Mask Time

I’m one of those people who doesn’t win anything, but there must be something in the stars this week ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because I won the amazing and generous giveaway by My Mask Time. Check out their Facebook page here and their Instagram page here. This has got to be one of my most favourite boxes to open, it was wrapped up so well and presented so prettily! Look at the adorable stickers! 😍.

In this prize box, I gratefully received:

🌸 Skinfood Marine food gel mask in seaweed

🌸 Tosowoong 24k gold birds nest aqua mask

🌸 Etude House Hyaluronic acid mask

🌸 Leader USA Collagen lifting skin renewal mask

🌸 Hidden Latte mask

🌸 JayJun collagen skin fit mask

🌸 Nature Republic bamboo sheet mask

🌸 Welcos Aloe Vera mask

🌸 SMTS Dual HA mask pack plus

🌸 Papa Recipe Bombee Honey butter cream mask pack

🌸 The Saem Gold Snail 🐌 wrinkle plumper

A pretty awesome selection of sheet masks right? I can’t wait to try them!

Stay tuned for the launch of Mymasktime on their Instagram page or Facebook page.

Every day is going to be my masktime day! ❤️❤️❤️

Not likely to purchase again- Mascara

I used to purchase mascaras all the time when I was in my late teens , constantly trying to hide the fact that my lashes a pretty non existent.

Short, stubby, sparse and thin they were the feature that I wanted to hide the most.

Towards my mid 20s, I must have purchased so many mascaras and tried and tested the very cheap to the expensive Lancôme hypnosis, it just wasn’t worth it. I ended up quitting on my lashes and concentrating on my eye liner instead!

When I discovered Korean beauty and make up, I decided to give this one a try:

Etude House Curl Fix.

I got this based on the reviews, really like the packaging and was eager to give it a try. I really liked the application, the brush was great, no clumpiness, waterproof and no smudges. I was impressed, it was perfect, however …. once it’s on, it never comes off, yes I get that it’s waterproof but I swear nothing can get this off! The oil cleansers barely shifts it. I think it must have taken me a few days to wash it off completely…. and it me for scarred me for life!

Goodbye Etude House curl fix.

Waterproof is good but semi permanent black eyes isn’t.

Another I won’t be buying again is…

This is relatively new, “apparently” it contains 4mm micro fibres in it, creamy, smudge proof and clump proof, I’d say otherwise, I’ve had to brush through my lashes again to get the clumps out. It doesn’t dry quick enough, therefore it transferred from my top lashes to the bottom, and where were the fibres?! There was no extra volume, just extra lumps of mascara. There was nothing special about the packaging, and anyone could have opened it and tested it as there was no plastic wrapping.

I felt I completely wasted my money, I’d rather wear the Etude House Curl Fix! At least there were no transfers or clumps.

So these are the only mascaras I’ve said no to, I’d probably keep curl Fix as it’s great when on. I have purchased a couple that I will keep and will let you know soon which ones they are!

Thanks for reading!

The Ordinary Antioxidants: Alpha Lipoic Acid & EUK 134

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants generally protect the skin from the environment and keeps your skin looking and working at its best.

I purchased these two antioxidants when the EUK 134 was released in mid September. In terms of preference, I like the Alpha Lipoic more as I feel like it absorbs a lot quicker, however I enjoy using them both in alternate evening routines and I just make sure that I apply the EUK earlier in the evening; giving it more time for it to absorb before I hit the Z’s.

I am continuously reading good things about Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), it addresses one of my main skin care concerns; aging. ALA is a powerful highly potent antioxidant to suppress and protect against fine lines and wrinkles. The formula contains a very high concentration at 5% of ALA . It is advised not to be used daily as it will cause skin sensitivity if used too often.

ALA benefits include:

  • Improving scar tissue appearance
  • Regulates production by oil glands
  • Helps the exfoliation process to achieve an even and smooth skin texture
  • Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Evens out skin tone and reduces pore size

The ALA formula doesn’t contain water and feels more like an oil when applied, its not comedogenic and does tingle after application. It has no scent so is ideal if fragrance isn’t your thing.

I apply this after my final water based serum and I could visibly see the results the very next day. My face was so smooth it was pore-less, fresh and firm, definitely less oily throughout the day, I can not praise this enough, I thought I’d reached the limit with finding my favourite product within The Ordinary, but boy was I wrong.

The next antioxidant is relatively new to the range EUK 134 0.1%, the full name… Ethylbisminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, now don’t be fooled by the low percentage here, this by far is one of the strongest antioxidants available.

EUK can regenerate itself to offer round the clock defence from free radical damage. The concentration is so high yet its not reflected in the price tag, at only £6.90 per 30ml.

This amazing antioxidant contains self generating molecules that neutralises free radicals preventing the production of collagen and elastin from being inhibited, the results of using this will show plumper and youthful looking skin. This shouldn’t be used with any direct acids such as Vitamin C, Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic  as they will compromise it’s beneficial effects.

EUK benefits include:

  • Protects the skin tissue against toxic compounds
  • Reduces skin inflammation and redness
  • Protects the skin against UV induced DNA damage
  • Reduces and limits premature aging caused by UV exposure

It’s suitable for sensitive skin and unlike ALA; doesn’t tingle after use. EUK can also be used in your morning and evening routine.

Both antioxidants do different things, EUK can be used every day but ALA can’t, so on evenings where I’m unable to use ALA, I alternate with EUK and Azeliac acid suspension which I will also write a review on very soon.

 

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Snow Fairy Naked Shower Gel Review

I popped into Lush today 😊

How can you not when you walk straight past it and the smell wafts straight into your sparkly soul.

I’ve reviewed a few Lush products and when I blogged about the Jelly Face masks here, I purchased “1000 millihelens” and received a sample pot of the “Just to clarify”. I loved the”Just to clarify” so much, I ended up purchasing the full-size pot.

Upon entering the store, my main priority was picking up a 1kg bottle of Snow fairy shower gel. For those who don’t know what this is, it’s the most gorgeous bubble gummy lollipop scented shower gel with environmentally friendly biodegradable glitter. Self preserving and natural ingredients.

Unfortunately and sadly Lush doesn’t produce 1kg bottles anymore, the biggest size you can purchase now is 500g.

However I found another Snow Fairy alternative! The Snow Fairy naked shower gel. Smells just like the Snow Fairy shower gel but in solid soap form.

It isn’t like any other soap, it doesn’t leave the skin “squeaky” and “rubbery”, but smooth, just like the shower gel. I put it on my hair and all over and it’s just so great and moisturising. I love it! Only downside? That it’s big and a bit slippery and fell out my hands. Otherwise who cares *shrugs* I’m in love with it already! ❤️

It makes me wonder how long this soap bar lasts… the 1kg snow fairy has lasted me so long, I’m talking almost a year!

This was my hands before discovering Lush: this is how bad my Dermatitis was…

Lush has saved my hands being ripped to shreds by dermatitis!

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil- Review

I received this travel size 30ml bottle of DHC cleansing oil in my Ichiko Bento subscription box.

Really wanted to try this, it’s one of the most expensive oil based cleansers at around £25 for 200ml.

The ingredients are:

  • Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil
  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • Sorbeth-30 tetraoleate
  • Pentylene glycol
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Tocopherol
  • Stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil

I loved using this, it had a really lovely smooth and thick consistency, between water and gel. When applied and massaged into dry skin, it completely dissolved all traces of make up including waterproof mascara and every day accumulation of pollutants, leaving my skin soft and so clean. It didn’t feel greasy or leave a layer of residue on my face.

Once my Banila Clean it zero has finished, the full size bottle will be my next purchase.

Have you tried this?

You can purchase the DHC Olive Essential travel set by just paying for the postage and packaging at £4.50, usually £13.50. Use the code ” TRYB4UBUY “- new customers only! Not sure how long the offer is valid for but if you were wanting to try this out without forking out £25 for the bigger bottle and being unsure whether it would suit your skin type or not, go for it and be quick!

 

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