Face Masks Review! | Superdrug & Lush

Nothing calls summer relaxation like face masks. I bought quite a few from Boots, Superdrug and Lush but thought I’d share my thoughts on Superdrug’s own brand of face masks (Orange and black lava & sugar and spice) and Love Lettuce by Lush:

Superdrug’s own masks: I tried two of their masks – the orange and black lava mask and IMG_20170628_120817the sugar and spice self heating masks. Both left my skin feeling extremely soft even without moisturiser. The first one (orange and black lava) gave me an uncomfortable burning sensation for a few minutes and then stopped, and so I wouldn’t personally use that one again but it did have a great smell and I liked how it hardened into a clay consistency after a few minutes as when washing it off it felt very refreshing and my skin felt exfoliated. I definitely preferred and really loved the sugar and spice self heating mask. It was more of a sticky, jelly like texture with an amazing smell of caramel and Mediterranean clay as well as being of a mild caramel colour. I absolutely love the self heating element; it was one of those masks you could easily fall asleep in. I kept it on comfortably for 15 minutes and to be honest did not want to take it off! It left my skin extremely soft and smooth!

Lush: Love Lettuce – I can never decide which mask to buy from Lush so tried this one after a sales assistant recommended it. It has quite a rough texture with a very earthy smell which I really liked as a change from the more fruity/artificial smelling facial masks out there! I kept it on for 15 minutes without any discomfort and the whole way through it felt highly refreshing and I had that feeling of it really working on my face. After removing it the effects were amazing – it was a strong replacement for an exfoliator and left me with very radiant and healthy looking skin. Can’t go wrong with Lush!

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No7 Beautiful Skin Collection Review

Today marks 3 years of blogging with WordPress! :0 Coincidentally I’ve decided to review Boot’s (British pharmacy) own No7 ‘Beautiful Skin’ collection for all you skin lovers out img_20170113_175706there! This was reduced to only ¬£7 after Christmas, and includes five of their skin products in sample sizes. I’ve never used No7 Skincare but definitely focus more on skincare that makeup, so had to try it! You can view it here:¬†https://www.boots.com/en/No7-Beautiful-Skin-Collection_1893012/

No7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Revitalising Eye Balm (15ml):

I mainly bought this set because I wanted to try an eye balm for my dark under eye circles. In this set you’re given the full size for only a fraction of the price! It is a very soft gel which I use under my eyes before bed, and it’s definitely soothing. It has mixed reviews on the website and I can see why. While it applies without irritation for me at least, I haven’t noticed any major difference. Maybe this could change after weeks of usage; I’ll have to see. However, for the retail price of ¬£12, I most likely won’t purchase it again.

No7 Beautiful Skin Day/Night Creams (25ml) each:

I definitely thought the full set was worth buying just for these! 25ml is quite generous considering the full sizes are 50ml and they were highly moisturising, especially the night cream. Like the eye balm, it was very soothing and comfortable on the skin, especially as I have quite dry skin.  It really helps with hydration, leaving me with baby soft skin and the day one also has an Spf of 15! They left no irritation in comparison to other creams, and they definitely seemed tailored perfectly for their title Рbeautiful skin.

No7 Beautiful Skin Radiance Exfoliator (15ml):

This is perfect to compliment your daily facial wash. I use Neutrogena’s Spot and Stress Control facial scrub on a daily basis, and now use this once/twice a week in addition which reveals smoother and brighter looking skin as it claims, especially as you use it over a couple of weeks. You can definitely notice it’s effects as it leaves you with beautiful skin even¬†without any moisturiser afterwards!

No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion (30ml):

I don’t usually use cleansing lotions to remove makeup. I’ve tried a couple but didn’t find them convenient with removing it. This one was incredibly soft and moisturising on the skin, while aiding in removing makeup. It’s great on the skin, but I found it slightly stung as I attempted to remove eye makeup in comparison to¬†skin makeup. It wasn’t a major problem, but it is the same problem I have with a lot of them and so for the original retail price, other than the fact that it doubles as a great moisturiser, I wouldn’t say it’s much different from less pricier ones!

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My Daily Skincare Routine!

Tonight I thought I’d do a post simply highlighting all the products I use throughout the day on my skin, as well as what I use occasionally. I’ve been lucky¬†enough to not have ever had any major skin breakouts, and these products are drugstore and affordable, yet are the secret behind what I have been using for years!

 

NEUTROGENA FACE WASH: ¬£3-4/150ml¬†I remember this brand being my first ever face wash in ‘pink ¬†grapefruit’ and I have always used this brand to this day! It lasts ages, and I love the fact that there are micro pearls which ensure your skin is genuinely being cleansed properly and stripped of pores/blemishes. I always use this first thing in the morning to simply refresh my skin and after I’ve removed any makeup at the end of the day to fully cleanse it and strip it of any impurities from throughout the day. ¬†Click here to see my full review last year on them!

NIVEA DAY AND NIGHT CREAMS: ¬£3.99/50ml¬†I use loads of products by Nivea as I find they are extremely moisturising considering I have really dry skin at times but are also so affordable! When I was younger I used to always use their trademark blue tub, and it’s kept my skin so soft, yet now use the day and night cream simply because of the SPF benefits, and extra qualities which are helpful for teenage skin, such as skin balance and intense moisturisation.

NIVEA EXPRESS HYDRATION PRIMER:¬†¬£4.99/50ml¬†I love, love, LOVE this cream! I initially bought it as I’d never really used any for of ‘primer’ but have found it to not only be great underneath makeup for a smooth, sheer application, but just on its own for smoother, clearer skin! A pea sized amount is enough for your entire face and skin, and it has become a part of my daily routine.

SIMPLE KIND TO SKIN TONER: £2-3/200ml After removing any makeup, I always use a toner to remove any excess and to balance out my skin complexion over time. It definitely has worked over the past few months and I especially love the Simple toner as it is genuinely kind to your skin! It literally feels like water, considering I have sensitive skin, and has worked way better than any other toners, such as Garnier which I find irritates my skin.

VASELINE: £1 This is a lifetime favourite which I not only find works every time on dry lips, but I also coat it onto my lashes after showers or before bed as it apparently strengthens/lengthens lashes, and I also smooth it under my eyes inwards to reduce sagging bags over time and dark circles!

And finally, on occasion, usually once a week, I’ll use a face mask, typically from Montagne Jeunesse to fully hydrate my skin after a week of college/environmental influences. Click here for reviews on the ones I use!

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Bushra x

Review | Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Control face scrub

So this review will be on the Neutrogena visibly clear spot control face scrub. I previousely used the Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit daily scrub, and the results were amazing РI had soft, clear skin which people complimented! You can view full details here on the Boots website: http://www.boots.com/en/Neutrogena-Visibly-Clear-Pink-Grapefruit-Daily-Scrub_1110483/

But anyway, I fancied a change and so I bought this one. I kept to the same brand of Neutrogena as it’s one of my favourites for skin care but also because it was the same as my previous face scrub. I have been using it for about a week and can see some similarities and differences. I use a pea sized amount as it lathers up quite easily, and lasts for ages at 150ml. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†IMG_20141114_064124

Smell:¬†I have to admit that the reason I loved the first scrub so much was because of the delicate but fruitful smell of grapefruit which made me want to use it. This one, however, has a very contrasting smell. You have to smell it as it’s one of those¬†indescribable scents, but I would say it’s slightly minty, yet refreshing. To be honest and open, I didn’t like the smell the first day or two of trying it but I suppose that would be expected seeing as I was so used to the fruitful scent of the grapefruit facial scrub. However, after a week now I really do like the refreshing scent, yet woulden’t recoomend it if you really can’t stand mint or ocean like scents, or if you prefer fruity or floral scents.

Effects:¬†The effects on my skin was fairly the same as the previous one. It removes dirt and helps clear clogged pores and really refreshes your face, unlike some facial scrubs. You really do feel fresh faced and cleansed after usage. I guess the only difference is that this one claims to maintain ‘spot control’, though many of the Neutrogena products aim for the same thing, and the grapefruit one does the same, so this is nothing new. My skin feels so soft and smooth after using it each time, and it’s one of those things you need after you’ve just had a face of make-up!

Price:¬†It’s available in major drugstores like Boots and Superdrug for under ¬£5 and even shops like Asda and Tesco, where I got mine on sale for ¬£2.33! To be fair, I would buy it for more anyway as it will last beyond months.

Overall I would recommend it if you want clear, soft skin with lasting results. #TeamNeutrogena

You can view it here on the Boots website :http://www.boots.com/en/Neutrogena-Visibly-Clear-Spot-Stress-Control-Daily-Scrub-150ml_1114067/

Bushra xxx