Mask Monday: New Launches from Masquebar

Do you remember when Masquebar launched with their quad of boxes with individual masks, and that was pretty much all they had for a while? Then all of sudden, they started adding lots of new launches to their collection, and now it seems like every few days there's something new! I've got a few new bits to show you - just a heads-up as I haven't had a chance to try them yet: The Luminizing Charcoal Nose Strips sound interesting, as I always[...]

Mask Monday: Exuviance Detox Mud Treatment

I'm due to start a skincare trial shortly, so I've been squeezing in as much skincare as possible to try and build up a few features over the next few months whilst I limit my routine; as you would expect, my skin is a bit all over the place and I've got a few breakouts, so I reached for the new Exuviance Detox Mud Treatment to see if it would help.  The Exuviance Detox Mud Treatment is, as you may have a guessed, a mud-based mask designed to d[...]

Mask Monday: Timeless Truth Glacial Snow Algae Bio Cellulose Mask

I am really struggling with dry skin at the mo, and I'm layering up all the products to try and reduce that horrid, tight feeling that comes with parched skin.  Consequently, I've been reaching for sheet masks a lot more frequently and I'm so pleased I decided to give the Timeless Truth Glacial Snow Algae Bio Cellulose Mask a go, as it's easily one of the best ones I've tried for drastically improving hydration levels. As you can see in t[...]

Mask Monday: Superdrug Charcoal, Avocado & Oat and Blueberry Jam

I had my eye on these pot masks the minute I saw them launch, as there was just something so appealing about the presentation of a product in a food-like pot with food-themed ingredients.  The newest pot masks from Superdrug come in five 'flavours': Coconut, Kale, Blueberry Jam, Avocado & Oat and Charcoal; the latter three I'm featuring today. All the masks come in pots, which are incredibly cute, but not the most practical, especially[...]

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: 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: The Organic Pharmacy Purifying Seaweed Clay Mask

I've been throwing myself into new skincare recently - and enjoying every minute of it, I do love me some good skincare - but I took it a bit far and had what I call a "skincare breakout", which is when I get lots of little surface spots that I know are reactive, superficial and thankfully easy to get rid of as long as I include some particular treatments in my routine, one of which needs to be a decent, clay-based mask...cue The Organic Pharmacy[...]


Mask Monday: Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque

I really like Aesop; I think their apothecary-style packaging with the no-nonsense labelling is extremely appealing (and pretty gender neutral, which is also fab) and I especially like the fact that you can often find ingredients and formulated products that you don't often find elsewhere.  A good example of this is the Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque. Aesop seem to be a pretty sensible brand when it comes to tackling acneic and problem s[...]


Mask Monday: Clinique Even Better Moisture Mask

Last week's Mask Monday introduced the first of the two new masks from Clinique, so this week we have the second one! The new Clinique Even Better Moisture Mask is a rich, thick, creamy mask that's suited to all skin types, and even though it's part of the Even Better range, I don't think it contains anything to attack pigmentation or skin tone issues, but I could be wrong. I *think* it's just a hydration-boosting mask that compliments the Even Be[...]


Mask Monday: Caudalie Purifying Mask

Having tried 2 out of 4 of the main Caudalie masks, I can safely say that Caudalie masks are very, very good - check out my review of the Caudalie Glycolic Peel here - or at least 50% of them are, anyway...I also really like the fact that they're designed to work with each other; as someone who quite happily uses several masks in one sitting, I'm inevitably going to love a range that is designed this way. The Caudalie Purifying Mask is des[...]