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

Haul! New Products From… Revolution, Barry M, Bundle Monster, The Crème Shop, Treacle Moon, Montagne Jeunesse, CND, Superdrug & More!

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I’ve bought over the past few weeks. I picked up a lot of face masks, but I also bought toiletries, nail stuff and other skin care. The following goodies are mine now!

The Crème Shop Clean Up, Skin set of 3 sheet masks for £4, TK Maxx. Polish’d Vitamin C Brightening Face Mask set of 5 sheet masks for £4.99, TK Maxx.

Skin Treats Glitter Face Pink Hydrogel Glitter Mask, £1 at B&M Bargains, 3 Holler And Glow Sheet Masks, £1 each at Primark.

2 fantastic Montagne Jeunesse Purple Acai Peel Off Face Masks, 30p each at Primark, Maxbrands Panda Face and Kitty Face Sheet Mask, 2 for £1 (intro offer) from the independent bargain store (formerly Poundworld) in East Ham.

2 Original Source shower gels – 90p each from the independent bargain store (formerly Poundworld) in East Ham.

Superdrug Calm Skin Blemish Rescue Gel, Superdrug Calm Skin Refreshing Facial Spritz – these were £2.99 each but there was a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price offer. 2 CND Clear Top Coats – £1 each at Poundland. I bought 1 of these before, tried it, liked it, bought 2 more.

The incredible Treacle Moon Happy Melon Sorbet 4x500ml, £2 each (save 1/3 offer) at Waitrose!

Treacle Moon Her Mango Thoughts shower gel, £2 (save 1/3 offer) at Waitrose. Pack of 10 Fascy Aqua Sheet Masks, £5.99 at TK Maxx.

Superdrug Vitamin E products – 2 lip balms, £1.99 each but Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price, the Facial Exfoliating Bar and the Vitamin E Leave On Moisture Mask were £2.99 each but also Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price.

Palmolive Welcome To Madagascar Forest, Palmolive Welcome To Japanese Garden, £1 each, Superdrug.

Jiinju Sheet Mask Duo – I got 3 of these sets for free (gift with purchase), B. face masks, £1.45 each. Superdrug.

Barry M Molten Metal Holographic nail polishes, these were on special (3 for 2 across all makeup and nails at Superdrug, so I bought 6 items for £4 each and I paid £16 instead of £24). The Barry M Rockstar Lip & Nail Kit was a free gift with purchase.

Revolution Reloaded Marvellous Mattes, £4 but 3 for 2. I’m going to use this palette to make more stamping polishes! I bought another eye palette, but I don’t know where I placed it. Oops!

B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz, B. Comforted Camomile Facial Spritz, £3.89 each (half price offer).

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Facial Pads, B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads, £2.89 each (half price) – these seem to be the exact same product! 🤔 I’ll give them a try and report back!

And I bought 11 new Bundle Monster stamping plates, the cheapest plate was £1, the most expensive one was £2.60. Bundle Monster is now Maniology. Either way, I bought these stamping plates from a fantastic online shop – Nail Art UK. I’ve shopped with them before, and I think they provide excellent service! I’m not affiliated with them in any way, I’m just a happy customer.

Wow, I bought quite a lot! And I have no excuse really! Any new products you picked up recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde