Weekly Recap 21 – 27 October 2019

Hi there! It’s Sunday, and this means that today’s post is my weekly blog recap. So read on if you’d like to know which products I’ve reviewed this past week.

Monday 21 Oct – Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Night Cream

Monday’s post was about a night cream. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 22 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 23 Oct – Boots Sheet Mask With Added Collagen

On Tuesday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
Wednesday’s post was about a face mask. Click here to read it.

Thursday 24 Oct – Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream

On Thursday I reviewed Poundland’s own brand eye cream. Click here to read the post.

Friday 25 Oct – Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo & Conditioner

And on Friday I told you if these Anovia hair products were any good. Click here to read the post.

This is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Collagen

HI there! I’ve got a face mask review for you today – and it’s about this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Collagen. This ultra-thin sheet mask promises to leave skin looking smoother and more radiant.

The mask is easy to use (once you’ve managed to free it from the mask-shaped piece of plastic it’s wrapped around). So… cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence into your skin. Job done!

I’ve given this mask a try, and I found that it made my skin look smoother. There was no difference in skin radiance (my skin looks quite alright at the moment, so I have no reason to complain right now), but I’ve noticed that this mask plumped up my skin. This was visible on my forehead and around my eyes. Impressive!

Having said this, I won’t repurchase this sheet mask. The piece of plastic that comes with these ultra-thin sheet masks is very annoying, and I don’t like the strong, chemical fragrance. To be fair, the other 2 masks I’ve previously tried and reviewed from this range smelled the same; I haven’t mentioned it before, but now that I’ve used mask number 3, the fragrance registers as unpleasant to me.

Anyhoo, if you’d like to give it a try… Boots Sheet Mask With Added Collagen is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide. This mask promises to leave your skin looking smoother & feeling nourished. Using this mask is easy – cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes, then massage the leftover essence into your skin.

I don’t like that this ultra-thin sheet mask is wrapped around a mask-shaped piece of plastic. It’s incredibly messy, and it wastes a lot of the essence.

Having said that, this mask is actually very good. It made my skin feel super soft, and I have to say that it made my skin look smooth and glowy too. Based on this, I would recommend it. However, I won’t repurchase it.

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid. This mask promises to maintain skin’s natural moisture balance and to make skin feel nourished.

The instructions state that you should cleanse your face, then place the mask on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence into your skin. I’ve given this mask a try, and here’s what I think.

The ultra fine sheet mask is wrapped around a face-mask-shaped plastic thingy (?) which is designed to keep the sheet mask in shape. I’m not a fan because, in my opinion, that extra piece of plastic is not only messy to handle, but it’s also useless.

I did like the fit and the feel of the sheet mask. It fit my face shape reasonably well, and it stayed in place.

This mask provides enough essence for 2 sheet masks, so once I took the sheet mask off of my face, I threw it back in the sachet, so it would soak up the remaining essence, and then I enjoyed a second sheet mask right after the first one. 😀

The sheet mask felt great whilst it was still on my face. But this changed quickly once I took it off. The mask left a sticky layer on my face, but it didn’t feel moisturising at all. Underneath the sticky layer, my skin felt tight. This means that the mask did the opposite of what it promised. I had to use plenty of face mist and facial oil to restore my skin to its pre-mask state!

I wouldn’t recommend this face mask at all, but if you’re interested… Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

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 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