Primark PS… Retinol Fusing Facial Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I bought and tried just recently – it’s this Primark PS… Retinol Fusing Sheet Mask.

With this product, the actual sheet mask and the essence are separated. So you have to turn the sachet upside down and give it a good squeeze for the essence to reach the sheet mask. Once the mask has absorbed the essence, you can use it (just leave it on for 15-20 minutes, don’t rinse).

This mask promises to make skin appear smoother. Whilst the mask felt nice and relaxing, I don’t think it did anything to my face. When I removed the mask, I found that it left my face feeling a little sticky. It wasn’t too bad. However, I would have preferred not to have a sticky face.

All in all, I liked the novelty-effect of a fusing mask, but since it didn’t give me any results, I won’t buy it again.

If you’re interested, Primark PS… Retinol Fusing Sheet Mask is available as 20g for £2. I paid 50p (clearance).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! New Stuff I bought since Boxing Day! 👀

Hi there! Today’s post is about most of the stuff I bought since Boxing Day. There is one gift set I have no photo of because it’s already been packed up for the house move. The gift set is a Thierry Mugler Aura fragrance set (plus mini shower gel and mini body lotion). OK, now let’s look at the goodies I was able to take photos of!

I bought plenty of face masks. Primark had a number of heavily discounted face masks (some £1, some 50p), and I bought over 20. I also picked up 3 Yes To face masks for a total of £2 (reduced to clear for £1 each and a 3 for 2 offer on top at Boots). I also found Simple face masks at Poundland, Boots and B&M Bargains. They normally retail for £2.99 each, but most of them were £1, some £1.49.

A set of mini nail files from Superdrug. The set was 10p (clearance). Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar for £1.99 at Home Bargains!

A set of 4 Charcoal Self-Heating One Minute Masks from Bioré£1.99 at Home Bargains. And a set of 3 fruity face masks from Superdrug for £1.49 (I bought 2 sets).

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish – 3 tubes for 60p each (clearance). A set of nail files – these were 50p at Poundland (clearance bin). I use glass nail files at home, but I always carry one of those cheapo files in my handbag.

Sanctuary Spa face mask set£2.99 at Superdrug. I bought 2 sets! I have no idea if these are any good, but I thought I might give one of these sets to a friend.

Imperial Leather Narwhal Always Love You and Imperial Leather Drop It Like A Sloth shower gels. I found these at Poundland – 400ml each for £1 each. I’m looking forward to using these cute shower gels! 😍

And this is most of what I bought since Boxing Day. I did buy 5 nail polishes (all Revlon, £1 each at Poundland), but these have been packed up for the move as well.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream & Night Cream

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 of Boots’ most prestigious skin care products – Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream and Night Cream. I’ve been using these 2 products for almost 6 weeks now, and here’s what I think.

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream with retinol and Matrixyl 3000 promises to improve lines and wrinkles for visibly younger looking skin in 2 weeks. Whilst I have terrible skin (very dry and moody skin, eczema, skin discolorations, milia and I get spots all the time), I have no wrinkles (Yay!) and only a few very fine lines on my forehead. I have to credit Olay for this – but this is another matter for another day.

Since I’ve used this No 7 day cream, I’ve noticed that those very fine lines are even harder to detect. This is a great result! Whilst the day cream doesn’t feel very hydrating when it’s applied (this did concern me when I started to use it), I can confirm that it hydrates my skin well. Another thing I’m happy to report is that this day cream plays extremely well with my make-up (Max Factor Pan Stik). I think this is a great day cream, and I’m looking forward to giving the full size tub a try!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream promises to smooth lines and wrinkles and to help skin recover from the day. I think this is a great night cream. As I said earlier, the few lines I’ve got are almost invisible, and I think this night cream deserves half the credit. I’m also happy with the hydration my skin’s getting from this night cream. It’s perfect!

I was hoping these products would also have a brightening effect, but unfortunately, they don’t. They don’t claim to be brightening, and this is perfectly alright. However, if they also had brightening properties, I’d consider them holy grail products! In any event, these products are truly amazing, and I would recommend them without hesitating.

I got these 2 25ml tubes as part of a reduced price No 7 gift set (which also contained a facial oil, 5ml serum, a micellar water and an exfoliating product – all for £10). The full size tubs (50ml) are £25 each.

Have you tried these products or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Retinol-X Anti-Aging Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Retinol-X Anti-Aging Sheet Mask. This sheet mask promises to make lines and wrinkles appear smoother, to improve the look of firmness and skin tone, and to restore skin’s radiance and glow. The key ingredients are vitamin A, green tea, aloe vera and vitamin E.

I bought a set of 5 of these masks, and I’ve already used 3 of them. Based on my experience, I would say that the mask doesn’t do anything for me. It makes no visible difference to my skin at all. I think these Retinol-X masks are a total disappointment.

Retinol-X Anti-Aging Sheet Mask is available as a set of 5 masks for £4.99 (TK Maxx). If you’re looking for a sheet mask that really helps make lines and wrinkles less visible, try this Boots Ingredients mask or this SpaScriptions sheet mask.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde