Primark Holler And Glow You’re Pawsome Energising Printed Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Primark‘s Holler And Glow You’re Pawsome Energising Printed Sheet Mask which I picked up for £1. This face mask contains a number of fruit and plant extracts, as well as sodium hyaluronate.

Using the mask is easy – place the mask on your cleansed face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then remove the mask and massage the remaining essence into your skin. Read on if you’d like to know if the mask is any good…

I found the mask very enjoyable. It feels refreshing and hydrating = energising! I love also the fragrance. The mask smells like a mix of lychees and baby powder which is very pleasant. Well done, Primark!

Primark‘s Holler And Glow You’re Pawsome Energising Printed Sheet Mask is available as a single-use sheet mask. I paid £1 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Skin Treats Glitter Face Pink Hydrogel Glitter Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing this Skin Treats Glitter Face Pink Hydrogel Glitter Mask which I picked up for £1 at my local B&M Bargains store. This mask promises to hydrate skin deeply. It contains chondrus crispus (a species of seaweed which is bursting with minerals and vitamins and is said to protect against UV rays) as the 3rd ingredient. Wow! It also contains vitamin E which is known to be beneficial to skin.

The instructions on the back state that you should cleanse your face, place the mask on your face and leave it on for 20-25 minutes before discarding it. I’ve never used a hydrogel mask before, so I didn’t know what to expect.

I was also a little baffled by another instruction which says that the mask must be used within 3 hours of opening. Yes, I do understand the concept of no added preservatives, but I mention this because with normal 20g or 20ml sheet masks you usually have enough leftover essence for a second sheet mask. Now if you look at the bottom of the sachet in the photo below, you’ll see that it contains 60g of product. This is A LOT! 😲

I’ve wanted to try the mask for a while, but I was put off because it contains a huge amount of essence, and “Glitter Face” implies that the mask might be messy. But I’ve now used the mask, and here’s what I think.

When I opened the sachet and looked inside, I found a huge amount of clear liquid and a pinkish jelly mask with silver holographic glitter stars attached to it. Those glitter stars looked exactly like the glitter stars you can find in all sorts of different Christmas-themed nail polishes or top coats. The jelly mask itself was awful. The width was OK, but the length was a complete joke. It didn’t even cover half my forehead, and the proportions were completely messed up. Due to the awkward fit, the mask didn’t lie flat on my face. It kept slipping all the time, so I had to pull it up time and time again which caused the mask to tear. By the time I removed the mask, it was more like bits and pieces. Disappointing.

I didn’t think the jelly mask was effective, but there was plenty of essence left, so I popped a compressed sheet mask into the sachet. The compressed mask expanded quickly, and I was able to enjoy an actual sheet mask. Well, 2 actually, thanks to huge amount of essence! 😆

Based on my experience, I’m happy to report that the essence felt deeply hydrating (without being greasy or sticky) and firming (!). I was seriously impressed, and I even skipped my night cream that day! My skin felt plumped up and I could still feel the hydration boost when I woke up the next morning. So whilst the jelly mask itself is pretty useless, the essence is really powerful!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Crème Shop Last Christmas “Naughty” Energy Boost Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about The Crème Shop‘s Last Christmas “Naughty” Energy Boost Face Mask which is aimed at people who skimp on sleep, forget about SPF and rub and scrub their skin. This face mask promises to invigorate skin and to improve skin resilience and suppleness.

This mask works like almost any other sheet mask – place it on your cleansed face, leave it alone for 15 minutes (I leave sheet masks on until they’re dry), then massage the remaining essence into your skin. I’ve given this mask a try, and here’s what I think.

I think this mask is fantastic. It feels hydrating without being greasy, it feels refreshing without any dodgy cooling effect, and it appeared to plump up my skin. So yeah, it delivered on its promise! A look at the back of the mask reveals that it’s bursting with botanical extracts – which is impressive!

I like this mask a lot, and I’m glad I dug it up from the clearance section! The Crème Shop’s Last Christmas “Naughty” Energy Boost Face Mask is available as part of a set containing 3 Naughty and 3 Nice face masks – that’s 6 masks in total. I paid £5.99 for the set (TK Maxx Clearance).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Maxbrands Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good weekend! This week I’m going to post about face masks only, so this week is going to be FACE MASK WEEK. ☺️ And today’s post is about Maxbrands’ Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask for normal skin.

Maxbrands is a brand from the Netherlands. I’ve never seen their products anywhere in the UK – until I found their face masks (gold masks and charcoal masks) at my local Home Bargains store. Since a pack of 5 masks was 99p only, I picked up 2 packs right away.

This gold mask promises to give skin a deep cleanse and to remove blackheads. I’ve now used 2 of these masks, and I think they’re the most powerful peel-off masks ever. But let’s start from the beginning…

First of all, if you use peel-off masks a lot, you’re probably used to them being runny. However, these gold masks are much thicker, almost paste-like. These masks don’t take long to dry. I think that leaving them on for 15 minutes is more than enough. Now, when you remove the mask, you have to be extra careful – because it removes blackheads AND facial hair.

If I had known how powerful this mask is before I’d used it, I would have shaved my face. I’m serious! Trust me, you have no idea how much peach fuzz you have until those teeny tiny strands of baby hair are pulled out. My face was bright red for about an hour after I removed the mask, but that was from the unexpected and unwanted peach fuzz removal; this was not an allergic reaction.

Having mentioned this, this mask is actually one of my new favourite products. It made my pores squeaky clean, and it completely transformed my husband’s nose after a single use. My husband enjoys an occasional face mask, but his nose has always been a problem (nose strips didn’t help – we tried). Now I don’t want to spoil your dinner, so all I’m going to say is that once my husband peeled the mask off of his nose, he was actually ashamed of how much gunk it caught. It wasn’t pretty, but again, a single use of this mask completely transformed his nose.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this face mask to anyone who’s fighting a losing battle against their blackheads. Just be aware that you might want to consider shaving your face before you use this mask. I will continue to use this mask on a regular basis, and I have already stocked up on this amazing little product!

Maxbrands’ Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask is available as a pack of 5 masks I paid 99p (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 6 – 12 May 2019

Hi there! Another week is pretty much over. And today’s post is just a short recap of what I’ve written about this past week. So read on or scroll down… 🙂

Monday 6 May – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 7 May – Fascy Bubble Tina Aqua Mask

On Monday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Tuesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 8 May – Beautifully Scrumptious Cocoa & Vanilla Body Butter Fusion

Wednesday’s post was about a body butter. Click here to read it.

Thursday 9 May – Nail Of The Day
Friday 10 May – Treacle Moon Marshmallow Hearts Shower & Bath Gel

On Thursday I showed you another mani. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a shower gel. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! By the way, next week is going to be Face Mask Week – this means that I’ll be reviewing face masks only! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Treacle Moon Marshmallow Hearts

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Treacle Moon Marshmallow Hearts Shower & Bath Gel.

I’m a big fan of Treacle Moon because, so far, I liked or loved almost every single one of their products. So yes, expectations for this shower gel were high!

I’ve now given product a try, and I love it! This shower gel smells of marshmallows and cookie dough. It smells warm, cuddly and sweet. Truly impressive stuff!

I’m also happy to report that this shower gel doesn’t feel drying. It’s almost like a shower cream!

I would recommend this amazing shower gel to anyone who likes to smell good! Treacle Moon Marshmallow Hearts Shower & Bath Gel is available as 500ml. I paid £2 (save 1/3 offer, Tesco).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 370 Wild Orchid, Rimmel Salon Pro 636 Hooray Henry & Stamping With Biutee 10

Hi there! Today’s post is about the first mani I did using my new Biutee stamping plate set.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 370 Wild Orchid (2 coats, pinkies, ring fingers) and Rimmel Salon Pro 636 Hooray Henry (2 coats, middle and index fingers, thumbs).

For the images I used my Biutee 10 stamping plate. The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin.

Whilst the mani didn’t look half as cool as I had hoped, I’m looking forward to using this stamping plate again. It won’t be long!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde