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

Reducing My Samples Stash – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Hi there! Not too long ago I received a Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel sample. Hydro Boost is a new range that promises (I’m quoting from their marketing leaflet…) “Lightweight yet intense hydration for skin so supple it bounces back”.

Neutrogena mentions hyaluronic acid, glycerin and an olive derivative as active ingredients which are supposed to hydrate skin and to (here’s another quote) “help fortify the skin barrier”. Sounds great. Now, how’s the water gel?

I’m not impressed. I think that the water gel felt nice for the first few minutes, but it made my skin feel in need of hydration after less than an hour. I tried to wait and see what would happen, but after 2 hours I gave up. I didn’t want my skin to feel dry, so I just applied some Olay moisturiser on top of the water gel, and this seemed to help.

Whilst I was expecting Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel to be a moisture bomb, it turned out to be the exact opposite. In terms of hydration, I think this water gel is just as disappointing as Garnier’s Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask and Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm.

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug White Chocolate Mousse Mask

upload-3Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s White Chocolate Mousse Mask.

This face mask for normal to dry skin promises to cleanse and to nourish skin. So is this 99p mask any good?

This face mask seems to be the reincarnation of Superdrug’s Yoghurt Smoothie mask. It looks, feels and smells the same.

So yes, this mask cleanses my skin well, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. I would recommend it!

Superdrug’s White Chocolate Mousse Mask carries the Leaping Bunny logo. This means it’s BUAV-approved, so it’s 100% cruelty-free!

Have you tried this face mask If so, how did you like it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Manuka Honey Peel-Off Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s Manuka Honey Peel-Off Mask which is aimed at people with sensitive skin.

This mask with manuka honey and chamomile flower promises to lift away dead skin cells and impurities to reveal a clearer complexion.

Does it work? Yes, it does! As soon as I peeled off the mask, I could feel that my skin was softer, smoother and clearer. Fantastic stuff!

And the wonderfully sweet and cuddly honey fragrance is an added bonus!

I would recommend this face mask to everyone! And I will definitely repurchase this mask. I can’t wait to go shopping! 🙂

Superdrug’s Manuka Honey Peel-Off Mask is available for 99p. Superdrug also runs 3 for 2 promotions almost all the time – fantastic value! Oh, and by the way, this face mask is 100% cruelty-free!

Haul! New Products – Primark, Poundworld, Poundland, Boots, Wilko, Home Bargains, M&S

Hi there! I’ve done a little shopping this month. I haven’t gone nuts, I promise. But I picked up quite a few bargains. So let me show you what I bought!

I bought 4 PS… Facial Cleansing Sponge duo packs. That’s 8 sponges for £4. The reason I stocked up is because I’ve been using one of these sponges for a few weeks now – and I love it! I also bought 2 more PS… Konjac Sponges. That’s £3 for 2 konjac sponges.

It appears that Superdrug has given up on selling reasonably priced konjac sponges which is their loss, really. They also discontinued a few other fantastic products, so I haven’t done much Superdrug shopping lately. So yeah, it really is their loss! Anyhoo, those PS… sponges are from Primark!

I don’t think I’ve ever left my local Poundworld store empty-handed. Poundworld and Bargain Buys (which is part of the Poundworld family) have awesome nail products. I bought a cute Nails Inc. glitter topper (RRP £13), a Revlon Base Coat (RRP £6.49) and a J Lo exclusive collection L’Oréal polish (RRP £4.99). I paid £1 per polish – that’s £3 in total for these 3 polishes.

I picked up 4 new Montagne Jeunesse masks – Relaxing Spa Mud Mask, Candyfloss Scrub, Sea Splash Peel Off and Blueberry Blast Mud Masque. These masks seem to be exclusive to Primark, and they were 90p each. This adds up to £3.60 for 4 face masks.

Sukin’s Purifying Facial Masque is normally £11.95 at Boots. Thanks to a Save 1/3 offer it was £7.97. However, I didn’t spend any money, I paid with points!

I picked up 3 more Montagne Jeunesse face masks (they’re £1 each at Boots). However, these were on a 3 for 2 promotion, so I paid £2 (I paid with points for these products as well!) for these 3 face masks. I also went to Poundland where I found this Imperial Leather Foamy Banana shower cream – I paid £1 for it.

I bought these 10 Essence Colour Boost nail polishes – these are supposed to be one-coaters, so I bought them all to find out if they stamp on a black base. Well, if they stamp, they’re the cheapest quality stamping polishes out there (£1.80 each). If they don’t stamp, they don’t.

I got myself 2 more Essence Out Of Space Stories nail polishes (£2 each) and 4 Essence Glamaxy top coats (£2 each). Why 4? This is a flakie topper! All in all, I paid £30 for these 16 Essence nail polishes.

When I went to Home Bargains the other day I picked up 3 promising products. Creightons Charcoal Deep Cleansing Scrub and Creightons Charcoal Detoxifying Clay Mask were 79p each, I believe (sorry, I lost the receipt). I also picked up a strawberry-flavoured kids’ toothpaste. Yes, I bought it because of the Twilight Sparkle image!

Then I went to a different Primark store where I picked up a My Little Pony Lip Balm duo for £1.50, a My Little Pony Body Mist (100ml) for £2, and another Montagne Jeunesse Sunburst Sauna mask. On the way back home I swung by Marks & Spencer – and I bought a 100ml Monotheme Il Libro Degli Agrumi Pompelmo fragrance for £22.

Have you tried any of these products? Have you done any shopping recently? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Face Mask

Montagne Jeunesse Black Seaweed Peel OffHi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Face Mask.

This mask promises an ultra deep cleansing experience. So does it work?

The mask is like every other peel-off mask – you apply it, you let it dry, you peel it off, and then you rinse off any residue…

Whilst I found this mask to be OK, I didn’t love it because I didn’t think that it was particularly effective. Unfortunately it made no difference to my skin at all.

In addition, I didn’t love the fragrance. I was expecting it to be spa-like because I remember Superdrug’s seaweed face mask smelled spa-like, but this one smelled rather swamp-like.

I may give this face mask another chance at some point in the future. But this time it didn’t really convince me. But if you’d like to try this mask, it’s usually around £1. Oh, and one more thing… Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Face Mask is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo, and it’s approved by the Vegetarian Society.