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Mask Monday: Murad Clarifying Mask

I think the type of mask I use most is a good blemish-busting, clay-based treatment that helps me eradicate surface blemishes whilst also drawing out any others that might be on their way.  However, I'm very fussy about this type of mask as I don't like anything too feel too drying, or dry so hard it feels like my face is going to crack off with it, yet it still needs to feel strong and effective enough to actually impact the spots, both superfic[...]

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Mask Monday: Nugg Face Masks

Today's Mask Monday is a special one, as I'm featuring a new mask brand and taking a look at what it has to offer.  Nugg are a new-to-the-UK brand of masks which will appeal to anyone who loves a mask and enjoys the indulgence of pampering; they have seven different face masks in their collection, alongside a lip treatment mask (the gold pot) and an eye mask.  The face masks are what I'm most interested in and I really do love how they're presen[...]

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Mask Monday: Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Mask

When I first heard about the new Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Mask I expected it to be your standard mud-style mask that would suck out all the impurities and that's that.  Whilst it definitely will draw out dirt and impurities, it's actually been formulated with a great collection of ingredients, such as sulphur, bamboo and volcanic ash, all of which work together to offer a seriously deep cleanse.  Alongside these deep cleansing ingredients, y[...]

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Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Mask

I try really hard to be as constructive as possible when reviewing products - especially skincare - as I strongly believe that one woman's trash is another's treasure; that moisturiser that didn't really give my skin much moisturiser might be the perfect balancer for someone more oily than me; that foundation that caked all over my dry patches might sit perfectly on a younger skin; so you'll very rarely catch me laying into a product and not at le[...]

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Mask Monday: Bakel Pure Peel Mask

I'm really enjoy getting to know slightly more niche skincare brands lately and I'm also completely obsessed with acids, so the arrival of the Bakel Pure Peel couldn't have been more timely, since it fits both the above criteria with bells on.  A while ago I tried the Bakel Hydramist and was impressed by the brand approach alongside the product itself, so I was eager to get my hands on more from the collection, with the Pure Peel being a great pl[...]

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Mask Monday: Aesop Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque

Aesop is another one of those skincare brands where everything I've tried I've loved, and there really is a lot to love! They do some of the loveliest masks available, all beautifully packaged in apothecary-style, brown glass bottles with simple text that tells you everything you need to know.  I've been completely converted to gel masks recently, since I think they are ideal for skin types that suffer from a number of issues, such as those who a[...]

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Mask Monday: Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask

One of the newest additions to the awesome Omorovicza skincare line is the Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask, which has a lot to live up to considering that one of the brand's most iconic products is the amazing Deep Cleansing Mask - a product I use at least every other time I do an at-home facial, and to be honest, if I didn't have products to test all the time, I'd probably use it for ever facial - so I was very excited to get my hands on this new[...]

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Mask Monday: L’Occitane Rebalancing Face Mask

The L'Occitane Rebalancing Face Mask was completely different to what I expected.  The gender-neutral packaging and other products in the range led me to expect a blackened, charcoal mask with a thick clay formula that would suck out all the impurities and all the moisture too.  Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised to find a pretty, pale blue cream with a gentle scent enclosed in the metal, squeezy tube. The L'Occitane Rebalancing Face M[...]

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Mask Monday: Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask

For years I've heard about how amazing the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask is, yet as it isn't widely available in-store, I haven't had a chance to pick up my own jar.  I was browsing eBay recently and the mask popped into my head, so I ordered one, tried it out, and here are my thoughts! The Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask is a spot and oil fighting, deep cleansing mask with a strong, minty scent.  Ever since my pregnancy I've had a bit of an avers[...]

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Mask Monday: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque

The Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque has become quite the star in my extremely large mask collection and it's actually replaced the moisture mask element during my Triple Threat Facial routine.  It's been a long time since I've really, thoroughly enjoyed a gel mask, but this one has definitely changed all that; I even use this midweek when my skin feels like it's going to freak out as it's the perfect balancer. The Peter Thomas Roth[...]

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Mask Monday: IDC Trilogy Mask

Last week's excitement as well as a few days of poorly Teddy resulted in a pretty mega breakout - probably one of the worst I've had in quite some time - so I've been using products that are effective and fast-acting to try and dry them all up; I even have a couple of cystic lumps which I haven't had for quite some time! The IDC Trilogy Mask is an impressive product that provides three levels of exfoliation (hence the name); mechanical, chemical a[...]