Primark PS… Brightening Foaming Bubble Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I tried not too long ago – Primark‘s PS… Brightening Foaming Bubble Mask.

This face mask promises to cleanse and to brighten skin. Primark recommends the mask be used weekly.

How does it work? Apply the mask to your face and relax for 15 minutes whilst the mask bubbles up.

Is it any good? I don’t think this mask is anything special. My skin didn’t look or feel different. And I didn’t notice any other difference to my skin at all. But I had a similar mask from Primark before, so I already knew not to expect too much.

What’s good? To be fair, this mask smells very nice (it smells of peach and tea), and I think it’s great fun to use.

If you’d like to give it a try, Primark‘s PS… Brightening Foaming Bubble Mask is available as 10ml for 80p.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about the serum I’m using at the moment – Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum. This is a lightweight and non-greasy serum that is aimed at all skin types. It contains 2 forms of vitamin C which promise a brighter and more even looking complexion as well as glowing and smoother looking skin.

I was curious about the 2 forms of vitamin C, so I did some research and found out that… sodium ascorbyl phosphate (which is listed as the 3rd ingredient) is supposed to be the gold standard vitamin C derivative for acne-prone skin. It’s one of the most stable vitamin C derivatives, and it’s said to treat acne without side effects. Wow! And ascorbyl glucoside (which is listed as the 6th ingredient) is apparently one of the most effective vitamin C derivatives when it comes to brightening. This sounds great, doesn’t it?

I’ve been using this serum twice a day for well over a month now, and I think it’s excellent. I haven’t had a single spot since I started using the serum. This stuff is truly impressive and I’m blown away! 😱 😍

I’m also happy to report that this serum helps with brightening skin. My skin is brighter and my skin tone looks more even and more refreshed. I’m enjoying this serum very much, and I will continue to use it during the summer. But I’m also looking forward to using the other Balance serums I bought last week.

Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum is available as 30ml. I paid £2.99 (Home Bargains) for this gem!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea Shower Creams – Free Time & Harmony Time

Hi there! Today’s post is about Nivea‘s Free Time and Harmony Time Shower Creams. I’ve had these 2 products in my stash for quite some time, and I’ve finally gotten around to giving them a try.

Nivea Free Time smells wonderfully refreshing. The aloe and star fruit fragrance is gorgeous. I also love the formula because it’s not drying at all. Well done, Nivea!
Nivea Shower 1
Nivea Harmony Time was a nice surprise. I thought it would have a random rose scent, but it smells of sweet almond milk. It’s absolutely lovely! As expected, the shower cream formula is gentle on my dry and moody skin.

I think Nivea did a great job with these shower creams. I’ll continue to use them, and I can definitely see myself repurchasing both shower creams. Nivea Free Time and Harmony Time Shower Creams are available as 250ml each. I paid £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Battle Of The Glycolic Acid Cleansing Pads – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads VS Superdrug B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads

Hi there! Today’s post is a product comparison. Not too long ago I purchased Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads and Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads. It’s obvious these come from the same supplier, and the majority of the ingredients are identical. However, these products aren’t the same!

Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads are pretty awesome. They promise to awaken skin’s natural glow and to improve skin tone and texture.

I’m always using at least 1 brightening product, so it’s not always easy to determine which product does what. However, these cleansing pads are really something! I’m satisfied they maintained my skin’s brightness, and an improvement in my skin texture could be felt after a single use. In case you’re wondering, I used these 5 times a week (on the tub it says these can be used twice daily, but I didn’t want to over-exfoliate).

Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads do essentially the same thing. I have no doubt they work jus as well because the difference in ingredients is minimal. However, they don’t feel as powerful. I think there are 2 reasons for this:

1. the Naturally Radiant pads have a strong scent that matches the power of the product. The B. pads aren’t fragranced.
2. whilst the B. pads are moist, the Naturally Radiant pads are wet, so it feels like you’re getting more out of them.

All in all, these are great products, but the Naturally Radiant cleansing pads are the winners of The Battle Of The Glycolic Acid Cleansing Pads. I will repurchase the Naturally Radiant pads, no doubt! Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads and Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads are available in tubs with 60 pads each. They’re usually £5.99 each, but I paid £2.99 each (half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Lisseau Vanilla Body Butter

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a body butter which I’ve been using on and off for a few weeks now – Lisseau Vanilla Body Butter. I wanted to use this body butter last winter already, but I had so many other moisturisers to use up first…

I’ve now given this body butter a try, and I like it! I thought the Lisseau body butters would be identical to the Derma V10 or Beautifully Scrumptious body butters. However, this one is lighter and fluffier which means that it’s easier to massage into skin. In addition, this body butter doesn’t feel greasy or sticky which is a big plus – especially this time of year! The vanilla fragrance isn’t spectacular, but it’s nice and pleasant.

I like this body butter, and I’ll continue to use it. If you’re interested, Lisseau Vanilla Body Butter is available as 220g. I paid 80p (Poundstretcher).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Blueberry Detox Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Blueberry Detox Sheet Mask. This sheet mask contains 10+ botanical and fruit extracts, and it promises to cleanse and purify the skin.

This mask works like the majority of sheet masks – cleanse your face, apply the sheet mask to your face, leave it on for about 15 minutes (I leave sheet masks on until they’re dry), massage the leftover essence into the skin – and you’re good to go!

I’ve given this mask a try, but I don’t think I’ll buy it again. The mask itself is one of those terrible low quality masks which will have lost their shape by the time you’ve unwrapped them. By the time I had placed it on my face, the mask looked like it had been in a fight.

I found the essence to be refreshing, and I’m happy to report that it didn’t feel sticky at all. However, the mask didn’t make any difference to my skin. Based on my experience, I’m not convinced of its cleansing or purifying powers…

If you’d like to give Skin Treats Blueberry Detox Sheet Mask a try, it’s 99p at Savers and B&M Bargains.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off Black

Hi there! I’ve reviewed quite a few face masks last week, and I have another face mask review for you today – that’s because I’ve been trying an insane number of new face masks lately.

This face mask is called T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off Black. I don’t know why they put the words in that order. Wouldn’t “Black Glitter Peel Off Mask” have made more sense?!

Well, I’ve now given this mask a try, and I think it’s very effective at lifting off dead skin cells and pulling gunk out of the pores.

However, the glitter is very annoying! Whilst it’s great that the glitter is fully bio-degradeable, it’s messy and it serves no purpose at all. I don’t know what they were thinking…

T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off Black is available as 10ml (single use sachet). The price depends on where you shop. I’m not 100% sure but I believe I paid 79p for this mask (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde