Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask

Hi there! ☺️ Today I’m reviewing this Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask which I picked up for £1 (Poundland).

This face mask contains matcha tea and kaolin clay, and it promises to cleanse pores and to purify skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I’m very happy with it.

When I applied the mask, the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous white tea fragrance. It’s mildly refreshing, it’s clean, it’s perfect.

The mask dries quickly without making skin feel uncomfortable. This is nice. After I’d rinsed off the mask, my skin felt squeaky clean but not stripped. I loved how my skin felt and looked.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this face mask to anyone who wants an effective clay mask.

Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask is available as an 8ml single-use face mask. I will buy it again, no doubt!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Skin Treats Blueberry Detox Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Blueberry Detox Sheet Mask. This sheet mask contains 10+ botanical and fruit extracts, and it promises to cleanse and purify the skin.

This mask works like the majority of sheet masks – cleanse your face, apply the sheet mask to your face, leave it on for about 15 minutes (I leave sheet masks on until they’re dry), massage the leftover essence into the skin – and you’re good to go!

I’ve given this mask a try, but I don’t think I’ll buy it again. The mask itself is one of those terrible low quality masks which will have lost their shape by the time you’ve unwrapped them. By the time I had placed it on my face, the mask looked like it had been in a fight.

I found the essence to be refreshing, and I’m happy to report that it didn’t feel sticky at all. However, the mask didn’t make any difference to my skin. Based on my experience, I’m not convinced of its cleansing or purifying powers…

If you’d like to give Skin Treats Blueberry Detox Sheet Mask a try, it’s 99p at Savers and B&M Bargains.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off Black

Hi there! I’ve reviewed quite a few face masks last week, and I have another face mask review for you today – that’s because I’ve been trying an insane number of new face masks lately.

This face mask is called T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off Black. I don’t know why they put the words in that order. Wouldn’t “Black Glitter Peel Off Mask” have made more sense?!

Well, I’ve now given this mask a try, and I think it’s very effective at lifting off dead skin cells and pulling gunk out of the pores.

However, the glitter is very annoying! Whilst it’s great that the glitter is fully bio-degradeable, it’s messy and it serves no purpose at all. I don’t know what they were thinking…

T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off Black is available as 10ml (single use sachet). The price depends on where you shop. I’m not 100% sure but I believe I paid 79p for this mask (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream & Night Cream

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 of Boots’ most prestigious skin care products – Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream and Night Cream. I’ve been using these 2 products for almost 6 weeks now, and here’s what I think.

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream with retinol and Matrixyl 3000 promises to improve lines and wrinkles for visibly younger looking skin in 2 weeks. Whilst I have terrible skin (very dry and moody skin, eczema, skin discolorations, milia and I get spots all the time), I have no wrinkles (Yay!) and only a few very fine lines on my forehead. I have to credit Olay for this – but this is another matter for another day.

Since I’ve used this No 7 day cream, I’ve noticed that those very fine lines are even harder to detect. This is a great result! Whilst the day cream doesn’t feel very hydrating when it’s applied (this did concern me when I started to use it), I can confirm that it hydrates my skin well. Another thing I’m happy to report is that this day cream plays extremely well with my make-up (Max Factor Pan Stik). I think this is a great day cream, and I’m looking forward to giving the full size tub a try!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream promises to smooth lines and wrinkles and to help skin recover from the day. I think this is a great night cream. As I said earlier, the few lines I’ve got are almost invisible, and I think this night cream deserves half the credit. I’m also happy with the hydration my skin’s getting from this night cream. It’s perfect!

I was hoping these products would also have a brightening effect, but unfortunately, they don’t. They don’t claim to be brightening, and this is perfectly alright. However, if they also had brightening properties, I’d consider them holy grail products! In any event, these products are truly amazing, and I would recommend them without hesitating.

I got these 2 25ml tubes as part of a reduced price No 7 gift set (which also contained a facial oil, 5ml serum, a micellar water and an exfoliating product – all for £10). The full size tubs (50ml) are £25 each.

Have you tried these products or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Beauty Formulas Detoxifying Bubble Mask With Activated Charcoal

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Beauty Formulas Detoxifying Bubble Mask With Activated Charcoal which I tried just recently. This is a bubble sheet mask that starts to foam as soon as you open the sachet. So its best to use it pretty much immediately after opening.

This mask promises to cleanse pores deeply and to leave skin feeling refreshed and revitalised. A look at the ingredients on the back of the sachet reveals that this mask is loaded with good stuff like charcoal powder, witch hazel, lemon and pomegranate extracts, and other quality ingredients.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s very good. I could feel that my skin was given a deep cleanse as the bubbles started to form. When I washed my face after I’d removed the mask, it felt perfectly clean, smooth and refreshed. I think my skin looked a bit brighter as well. In addition, this mask was awesome fun to use!

I think this is the best bubble sheet mask I’ve tried so far. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, and I will stock up! Beauty Formulas Detoxifying Bubble Mask With Activated Charcoal is available as a single-use mask. I paid £1 (B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Primark PS… Purifying Rinse Off Mask With Red Clay

Hi there! Not too long I tried Primark’s PS… Purifying Rinse Off Mask with Red Clay. This is a regular clay mask that you’re supposed to leave on for at least 10 minutes before you rinse it off. Whilst this mask promises to give skin a deep cleanse, it also contains sweet almond oil and vitamin E which are beneficial for the skin. This sounds great!

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s one of Primark’s best face masks. The mask didn’t make my skin feel tight or umcomrtable whilst it was drying. When I washed it off, I was happy to see that my skin looked clean and clear and that my pores appeared smaller. And whilst my skin felt squeaky clean, it didn’t feel dry.

All in all, this is a great little face mask that I’m happy to buy again. Primark’s PS… Purifying Rinse Off Mask with Red Clay is available as 15ml for 80p.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Precision Beauty Gold Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Precision Beauty Gold Face Mask. This face mask promises to hydrate skin and to improve skin’s elasticity and firmness. The instructions state that the mask should be left on for 20-30 minutes (which is fairly standard) or until it’s dry (I always leave sheet masks on until they’re dry).

I’ve already used 4 of these sheet masks, and here’s what I think.

I think this is a rather basic sheet mask. It feels reasonably hydrating, but it’s quite sticky, so it’s not one of my favourite face masks. I do like the baby powder fragrance, but I don’t think that this mask makes any positive difference to my skin. I have 1 of these masks left in my stash, and I will use it soon, but I wouldn’t repurchase these “gold” masks.

Precision Beauty Gold Face Mask is available as a pack of 5 masks. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde