Weekly Recap 30 July – 5 August 2018

Hi there! The first week of August is almost behind us, and it’s time for my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, read on! 🙂

Monday 30 Jul – Boots Ingredients Sheet Masks – Which One Is Best?

On Monday I compared all of Boots’ Ingredients sheet masks. Click here to find out which ones are worth buying and which ones aren’t.

Tuesday 31 Jul – July Beauty Awards

Tuesday’s post was about my favourite products in July. Click here to read it.

Wednesday 1 Aug – July Empties

On Wednesday I told you which products I emptied in July. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 2 Aug – Nail Of The Day
Friday 3 Aug – Primark PS… Nourishing Leave On Mask With Pistachio

Thursday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Friday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy what’s left of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Boots Ingredients Sheet Masks – Which One Is Best?

Hi there! Today’s post is about ALL the sheet masks Boots offers under its “Ingredients” brand. Since I’ve tried all the masks, here’s what I think. 🙂

Boots Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Sheet Face Mask

Let’s start with my least favourite Ingredients mask! I was expecting Boots’ Super Hyaluronic to provide proper hydration. However, the mask left me disappointed because it didn’t hydrate my skin at all. I wouldn’t say it was dehydrating, but it wasn’t really that far off. I gave this mask a second chance, but I had the same experience. I wouldn’t recommend this mask, and I wouldn’t buy it again.

Boots Ingredients Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily Sheet Face Mask

This is another Ingredients mask that I wouldn’t recommend or buy it again. Whilst this mask didn’t dehydrate my skin, it just didn’t do anything. It didn’t brighten my skin, it didn’t make my skin look more radiant, it didn’t make my skin look or feel different at all. If I hadn’t used this mask, I wouldn’t have missed it.

Boots Ingredients Rooibos Sheet Face Mask

Now we’re moving on to the better Ingredients face masks! I really enjoyed the Rooibos mask because it made my skin look and feel energised and refreshed. This is a great face mask! Well done, Boots!

Boots Ingredients Safflower & Peony Sheet Face Mask

This is another great Ingredients mask. I’d rate it slighter higher than the Rooibos mask because this one delivered on its younger looking skin promise! Thank you, Boots!

Boots Ingredients Charcoal & Willow Bark Sheet Face Mask

And here’s my favourite! This mask has impressive skin cleansing and purifying powers. My skin looked and felt clearer and cleaner, my pores appeared smaller, my skin tone appeared to be more even, and my skin felt calmer overall. This mask is one of the best masks I’ve ever tried, and I would recommend it to everyone with (or without) problem skin.

Have you tried any of the Ingredients masks? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Moisturising & Nourishing Sheet Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots’ Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Moisturising & Nourishing Sheet Face Mask. I’ve already tried the other 4 masks from this collection. If you’d like to read the reviews, click here.

OK, what about this mask? Well, it promises to leave skin feeling moisturised and nourished for up to 12 hours. This sounds great! But does it work? Read on…

I’ve tried this mask (I’ve even given it a second chance), and I’m disappointed. I don’t think that the serum they used for this mask is very moisturising or nourishing. I don’t want to say the serum felt drying, but let me put it this way… my skin would have gotten a lot more hydration from any random average face cream!

Based on my experience I wouldn’t recommend this sheet mask. However, if you’d like to try it… Boots’ Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Moisturising & Nourishing Sheet Face Mask is available for £2.50 at Boots. I bought this mask (and a few others) when Boots ran a 4 for £3 promotion.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Cleansing & Purifying Sheet Face Mask With Charcoal & Willow Bark

Hi there! And welcome to face mask week! Today’s post is about Boots’ Ingredients Cleansing & Purifying Sheet Face Mask With Charcoal & Willow Bark.

This sheet mask promises cleansed and revitalised skin in 15 minutes. Just cleanse your face, put the mask on, leave it on for 15 minutes (or until the sheet mask is dry), remove the mask, and massage any excess serum into your skin – job done!

So how’s the mask? Well, I think it’s excellent! When I used this mask for the first time, I could feel a tingling sensation on my skin. It wasn’t painful, and it didn’t feel scary. It was just enough for me to know that the product would work. And it did work!

This mask made my skin feel and look clearer than usual. At the same time it made my pores look smaller. It also seemed to have a calming effect because my skin tone looked a lot more even. To sum it up, this mask packed quite a punch! I would definitely recommend this face mask, and I will buy it again, no doubt!

Boots Ingredients Cleansing & Purifying Sheet Face Mask With Charcoal & Willow Bark is available for £2.50 at Boots. I bought this mask (and a few others) when Boots ran a 4 for £3 promotion.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Energising & Revitalising Sheet Face Mask With Rooibos

Hi there! It’s been a while since I tried a new sheet mask, so I gave Boots Ingredients Energising & Revitalising Sheet Face Mask with Rooibos a go. This sheet mask promises to leave skin feeling revitalised and energised for a whole day – all in 15 minutes. Does it work?

I’ve previously mentioned that the shape of Boots’ Ingredients sheet masks in incredibly awkward, and this mask is no different. However, despite its funny shape, this mask is actually very nice!

OK, so I left the mask on for much longer than 15 minutes (it was something between 30 and 45 minutes). But I always do that. 🙂

And when I took the mask off, my skin looked… energised! I can’t really describe it because most of the time my skin is rather moody (which is my fault because I always stay up late…). So it was surprising to see my skin looking refreshed and full of energy. It was like my skin was saying “let’s go!”

Since there was plenty of serum left in the sachet, I’ve used said serum instead of my night cream for a few days. And I really love what this serum did for my skin!

To make a long story short – I think this mask is awesome, and I will buy it again. I would recommend it to everyone! Just make sure you use up the serum from the sachet, OK?

Boots Ingredients Energising & Revitalising Sheet Face Mask with Rooibos is available for £2.50 at Boots. I got my Ingredients face masks when Boots ran a 2 for £3 promotion.

Have you tried this face mask? If so, how did you like it? Or would you like to try this mask? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Luminous Youth Sheet Face Mask With Safflower & Peony

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a new face mask – Boots Ingredients Luminous Youth Sheet Face Mask with Safflower & Peony.

Boots says that this mask contains safflower and peony extracts which, apprently, leave skin looking and feeling younger. In addition, Boots says the mask helps to improve skin tone and texture. This sounds great, doesn’t it?

I’ve tried the mask, and whilst I’m not 100% happy with it, I know I will buy it again. But before I tell you what’s good, let me start with the things I’m not happy with.

First of all, this mask fits extremely poorly. The eyeholes are huge, the parts that go on the cheeks are too big and too wide, the part that goes on the nose is too short and too small in general… it’s all wrong. It looks like the mask was tailored to fit Stewie Griffin‘s face! I’m well aware that sheet masks can’t fit every face shape, but Montagne Jeunesse did a much better job with their Glacial Spa fabric mask!

Another thing that annoys me quite a bit is the waste of product that comes with sheet masks. Let’s be honest, 20ml of product is quite a lot! And unfortunately most of the actual product gets left behind in the sachet. So whilst I discarded the sheet mask after I’d used it, I resealed the sachet to keep the leftover product fresh – and I used said leftover product, which lasted me for almost a week, as a night cream. Some of you might think this is extreme. However, I think it’s more like not being too wasteful. 😉

Anyway, let’s get to what’s good about this mask! I liked how the mask felt on my face. It was cool (not cold) and actually relaxing. On the back of the sachet it said that the product may cause a tingling sensation – but I haven’t noticed anything out of the ordinary. If this mask had caused a stingling (= stinging and /or tingling) sensation, I would have washed my face right away. But yeah, everything was perfectly fine and nothing bad happened!

What else is good? When I took off the sheet mask, I noticed that my face looked younger. Sure, my complexion looked like always, but the fine lines on my forehead were gone. Pouf – Gone! I still don’t understand how this is even possible – but it happened! Sure, I was tired and about to go to bed, but I took a close look and I know what I saw. OK, the fine-lines-be-gone effect only lasted until I washed my face in the morning, but I was (and still am) very impressed!

I’ve also enjoyed using this mask as a night cream for a few days. The rich formula is just perfect for my dry skin. And in all honesty, I’d be perfectly happy if Boots ditched the sheet mask and sold the actual mask as a face cream or as a leave-on mask instead. I’d buy it!

So all in all, would I recommend this face mask? Absolutely! But please make the most of the product, OK? 🙂

Boots Ingredients Luminous Youth Sheet Face Mask with Safflower & Peony is available for £2.50 at Boots. I got my Ingredients face masks when Boots ran a 2 for £3 promotion. So don’t forget to check for offers before you buy!

Any thoughts? Please feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde