Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing another face mask – Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack. I’m not entirely sure what this mask promises to do because the manufacturer doesn’t have any information in English. I have, however, found some information about this product online. And based on said information it appears that this mask is supposed to cleanse and to brighten skin. If you read on, I’ll let you know if this mask is any good.

First of all, let’s talk about the ‘what’ and ‘how’. When you squeeze the mask out of the tube, it’s a thick golden liquid. It’s pretty! The mask is easy to apply. Just apply it as if it were a clay mask. Then let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse it off, and continue with your regular skin care.

Alright! And what does the mask do? Well, the mask changes colour as it dries. It goes from gold to white in a matter of minutes. Once the mask is fully dry, it looks like a bone-dry clay mask that’s just waiting to be washed off! 😀 Oh, and the mask smells of peachy yoghurt and soap. That’s nice!

But what about the actual benefits? Well, I didn’t notice anything. I’ve used the mask 5 or 6 times now, and it doesn’t seem to do anything for my skin. I will continue to use this mask, and if I change my mind, I will report back. However, as of now I’d say that the best thing about this mask is its cool look.

I got my Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack from TK Maxx. I paid £8 for this 150ml tube.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher 3 Min. Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask

Yves Rocher Cooling MaskHi there! Today’s post is about Yves Rocher’s 3 Min. Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask.

You’re supposed to apply the mask, leave it on for 3 minutes, and wash it off. Yves Rocher recommends the mask be used once or twice a week.

This face mask promises to refresh skin (‘radiant freshness’) thanks to its cooling effect, and to leave skin looking radiant. Does this mask deliver on its promise?

No, not really. First of all, this mask isn’t cooling. I was hoping it would feel fresh or cool, but it didn’t. Ah well…

I also didn’t notice any other effect. My skin didn’t feel or look different, so I’m not convinced that this mask does anything at all.

I will continue to use this face mask on a weekly basis. If I notice any positive effects in the future, I will let you know. However, as of now (after 4 uses) I’d say that I wouldn’t buy this mask again.

Yves Rocher’s Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask. is available as 50ml for £7.50. I got my mask for half price.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anatomicals Grease Isn’t The Word (Tell Me More, Tell Me More) Mattifying Face Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Anatomicals’ Grease Isn’t The Word (Tell Me More, Tell Me More) Mattifying Face Mask. This mask is 1 of the 3 face masks in Anatomicals’ Now You’re Ready To Face The World trio mask set. I picked up this mask set because the design looked fun. 😉 And it was on special (Save 1/3 offer), so there was no point in not buying it. Alright, now onto the review…

This Anatomicals mask is a regular clay mask. It’s not as thick as the masks that I’m used to (Montagne Jeunesse, Superdrug, Boots). However, I’m OK with this. This mask is mint green in colour (which looks quite cool), and I would describe its fragrance as soapy – it smells alright, but I don’t love the fragrance.

I’m satisfied that this mask cleanses my pores properly, but it doesn’t have a mattifying effect. But then, how could a rinse-off product really have a mattifying effect? Anyway… all in all, this is a reasonable face mask. If the other 2 masks from this set turn out to be equally good, I can definitely see myself buying this mask set again.

Anatomicals’ Now You’re Ready To Face The World trio mask set is available for £3 at Superdrug. I paid £2 only for the set (Save 1/3 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask.

This mask is aimed at people with sensitive skin, and it promises a deep cleanse.

Well, I agree that this mask makes my skin feel and look cleansed. However, the mask isn’t cooling.

When I applied the mask, it actually felt quite warm for a minute (and it was considerably warmer than a self-heating mask).

The warm sensation went away, and my face was 100% fine afterwards. However, I can see how this might scare people – especially those who have suffered skin reactions in the past.

What else… I think this mas smells fairly nice. It’s the same cucumber fragrance that almost every other cucumber skin care product has. And I happen to like that cucumber fragrance!

Superdrug’s Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask is 100% vegan and cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). It’s 99p at Superdrug, In addition, Superdrug often runs 3 for 2 promotions on face masks!

By the way, this week’s going to be face mask week. I’ve tried quite a few new face masks, and I’ve already written the reviews. And I want to post those reviews! In theory, I could save these reviews for later, but I don’t really want to sit on completed posts, so… I hope you enjoy face mask week! 😀

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 Jul 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is a quick summary of what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up.

Monday 10 Jul – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Tuesday 11 Jul – Montagne Jeunesse Berry Sorbet Peel Off

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Berry Sorbet Peel Off. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 12 Jul – L’Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal Shampoo & Conditioner

Wednesday’s post was about L’Oréal’s Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal hair products. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

Thursday 13 Jul – Dolly’s Mixtures Strawberry Daiquiri Shower Gel
Friday 14 Jul – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge

On Thursday I reviewed Dolly’s Mixtures’ Strawberry Daiquiri shower gel. Click here to read the post.
And Friday’s post was another nail post. Click here to read it.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for reading. And enjoy the rest of the weekend. 🙂

Nail Of The Day – Nail Art Challenge #30 Inspired By A Tutorial

Hi there! Today’s post is about another mani I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. This mani is for challenge #30 Inspired By A Tutorial.

I was looking for cute and summery mani ideas online – and I found an easy looking tutorial for melon nails.

I tried to recreate those melon nails but, of course, I failed miserably. So I came up with a much easier melon mani (well, sort of).

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy (pinky, ring and middle fingers, 2 coats) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 50 In Record Lime (index fingers, thumbs, 2 coats).

I applied loose black glitter hexagons (the only black glitter I have) to my middle fingers, and I top-coated all my nails with Orly Love Each Other.

I think this mani turned out alright. I have zero (nail) art skills, I can’t even draw a straight line. However, I’m proud of myself for coming up with a simple ‘solution’. So whilst the mani didn’t turn out the way I hoped, I was inspired by a tutorial. So somehow I actually nailed this challenge! Now wait for my interpretation of kiwi nails! 😀

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Dolly’s Mixtures Strawberry Daiquiri ‘Shake It Up’ Shower Gel

Hi there! And welcome to the latest episode of Reducing My Oldies Stash. 🙂 Today I’m reviewing Dolly’s Mixtures Strawberry Daiquiri ‘Shake It Up’ shower gel.

From the bottle this shower gel smells exactly like strawberry daiquiri. I mean it! I can smell strawberry puree, lime juice, ice and booze! Wow!

However, as soon as you lather up the shower gel, it changes from “wow” to a random (and faint) soapy fragrance. I think this is rather disappointing. And I’m saying this as someone who doesn’t even drink alcohol.

I think it’ll probably take me a while to finish this shower gel. I don’t see myself reaching for it more often than once a week…

The brand Dolly’s Mixtures is exclusive to Asda. Dolly’s Mixtures products are usually £2 each. The shower gels are 300ml, the body sprays are 100ml. I paid £1 for this shower gel (half price offer).

If you’d like to try Dolly’s Mixtures shower gels, I would recommend their fantastic Bubble Gum shower gel!