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Mask Monday: NIOD Flavanone Mud

I find NIOD absolutely fascinating and I love going on their website and reading their long product descriptions - if you're a skincare fanatic then there is plenty of joy to be found in a NIOD product info page! I remember the major excitement that surrounded the NIOD Flavanone Mud mask when it launched as everyone who used it spoke of how quickly it delivered results, so you can imagine how excited I was to try this bad boy myself. One of[...]

Mask Monday: ESPA Essential Cleansing Mask

I'm familiar with ESPA but I don't think I've ever tried any of their products.  All I know of them is that they're a luxury spa brand - a bit like Elemis, but whereas Elemis is more results driven with elements of spa-ness (it's a word...probably) I'd say ESPA are more focused on providing products that are sensory and encourage relaxation, whilst also providing results, but as a secondary focus.  Of course this is all based on my initial impre[...]

Mask Monday: Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask

It feels like absolutely ages since I've written up a Mask Monday post, and having checked, it's almost 2 months, so it actually is ages! I had to start the 2017 Mask Monday series with the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask as it's absolutely brilliant and well worth sharing. I have a weird relationship with sheet masks as I have to really like them to want to keep using them, but I'll definitely be picking up a pack of these as they[...]

Mask Monday: Nugg Intensive Skin Treatment Sets

How absolutely gorgeous are these mask sets from Nugg? Designed to provide relief from common skin complaints, these are sets of four masks that compliment each other to work as an intensive treatment program to reset your skin - as an avid believer in multi-masking (doing one after the other though, rather than all at the same time, as is currently popular!) I love the concept of these sets and I think they've been executed in a really effective[...]

Mask Monday: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

I think we can all agree that this is quite the timely review, considering Halloween - in all it's pumpkin-y glory - is just a few days away.  The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is a product that I think a lot of people associate with the Peter Thomas Roth brand as it's such a popular treatment mask, so when I was having a little Sephora splurge, I decided to grab one of the Peter Thomas Roth mask sampler packs (which are absolutely awes[...]

Mask Monday: Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Clay Mask

When I'm having a breakout, there are a few key products that I always, always reach for, and the Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Clay Mask is definitely one of them as it's such a great product for breakouts, especially those that are a little chaotic and need to be put in their place! I think the Superfacialist range is one of the best high street skincare ranges available, I just wish there were more products. The Superfacia[...]

Mask Monday: Dermovia Lace Your Face Calming Chamomile Face Mask

It's very telling that I can put on a lace sheet mask that completely covers my face and jawline, leaving me looking like something out of a horror film, and my 3 year old son Teddy doesn't bat an eyelid.  Sheet masks are no longer a new thing; I think it's even safe to say that we're a little bit swamped by them now - they're 2016's answer to the BB Cream, with high-street brands offering them freely now too - but the Dermovia Lace Your Face she[...]

Mask Monday: Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask

The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask is an award-winning treatment mask built around the cult Alpha-H Liquid Gold chemical exfoliator.  I've raved about Alpha-H many a' time on here because it's one of the most results-driven ranges you can get your hands on without having to have some form of formal consultation first.  This is mostly due to the high concentration of Glycolic Acid which features prominently in the majority of[...]

Mask Monday: Vichy Mineral Masks – Pore Purifying, Quenching and Double Glow Peel

Vichy have recently launched their first proper venture into the world of masks with a trio of mineral enriched products that tick off all the main mask types; you have the Pore Purifying Mineral Mask for deep cleansing, Double Glow Peel Mask for exfoliating and finally the Quenching Mineral Mask for hydration.  Whilst they're technically skin-type specific, I'd say they're all suitable for most skin types (but if you're sensitive, patch test and[...]

Mask Monday: Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

The Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask is a great choice for those who like to regularly use a deep cleansing mask but don't always have the time to leave it on, or those who hate the feeling of a tight, clay mask, as this one is both speedy (5 minutes, hence the name...) and non-drying.  Part of the Sanctuary Spa Cleanse range, the mask is suitable for all skin types in need of a deep cleanse. The Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal D[...]

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Revisited: Clinique Moisture Surge Range

I'm aware the blog is very skincare-heavy at at the moment; I fasted, so now I binge.  The Clinique Moisture Surge range is my favourite of the Clinique skincare lines by far (although, if you have awkward skin like mine, then the Turnaround range is great too) and it's one I turn to again and again because it achieves what a lot of skincare ranges set out to do, but rarely manage, and that is to provide a big burst of hydration without causing o[...]