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

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April Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month. This means that I’ve now chosen my favourite products of the month. I’m not doing a big intro today, so let’s start with the TOP 3, and then we move on to the honourable mentions.

3rd place – Valjean Labs Glow Vitamin C + Magnesium Face Mask

Whilst Valjean Labs’ Hydrate mask didn’t impress me, their Glow face mask is simply amazing.

Runner-Up – Skin Treat Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask

This face mask is not only the cutest sheet mask ever, it’s also very effective. And it’s £1 only at B&M Bargains!

WINNER – Boots No 7 Skin Care Products

Boots did a great job with these No 7 products. And the lip care turned out to be the unexpected star of the collection!

Onto the honourable mentions! Garnier’s Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion For Extra Dry Skin almost came in third (it was very close). Original Source did a great job with their Passionfruit And Jojoba Milk Shower Milk and their Orange Shower Gel. And I’ve been very happy with the cheap Hair Repair Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner from Poundland!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 1 – 7 April 2019

Hi there! It’s the last day of the week, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve written about this past week. 🙂

Monday 1 Apr – March Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I said goodbye to in March. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 2 Apr – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 3 Apr – Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask

On Tuesday I showed you a mani I did not too long ago. Click here to read the post.
And on Wednesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 4 Apr – Nourish Balance Refining Toning Mist

Thursday’s post was about the face mist I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the review.

Friday 5 Apr – MakeUp Revolution Re-Loaded Marvellous Mattes

On Friday I reviewed an eyeshadow palette. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a sheet mask that’s exclusive to B&M Bargains – Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask. My local B&M store stocks a number of different new sheet masks for £1 each, and I picked up quite a few!

This face masks promises to hydrate skin. It works like pretty much any other regular sheet mask out there. Once you’ve cleansed your face, place the sheet mask on your face, leave it on for about 15 minutes (I always leave sheet masks on until they’re dry), then take it off and massage the remaining essence into your skin.

This face mask contains a few ingredients that (I think) I’ve never heard of before, so I looked them up! Hydrolised sclerotium gum is a moisturising and soothing agent that protects the skin. Corn gluten amino acids have moisturising, smoothing (!) and relaxing properties. And when I looked into mozuku extract, I found out that mozuku is a type of edible seaweed which is also sold as a health supplement.

Onto the mask – isn’t it cute? I think this is the cutest sheet mask ever. It fits my face quite well, and it looks sensationally cute on! Those eyebrows, those nostrils, that horn – squeeee!!! 🦄😍

And what about the actual mask? I think this face mask is pretty awesome. The essence isn’t too runny, and most of it is actually in the mask and won’t get left behind in the sachet. I found this mask to be deeply hydrating and smoothing. Yes, my skin looked smoother than usual. The essence is a little sticky, but it’s not too noticeable unless you keep touching your face.

I would recommend Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask to anyone who likes sheet masks which are not just cute but also effective. I’ve already bought 5 more of these sheet masks on my last trip to B&M.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde