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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RIMMEL SCANDALEYES RELOADED MASCARA REVIEW

I haven’t posted any reviews for a while on anything and so here is one on the NEW mascara by Rimmel London – ScandalEyes Reloaded, a spin off of their Scandaleyes collection. Currently, they are being promoted in Superdrug for £4.99 instead of the original price of 6.99, which is where I got mine from. img_20161015_203815

There are two different types available, the orange packaged one in ‘Black’ or this one in ‘Extreme Black’. It is quite pigmented, with visible effects in the volume and definition of your lashes after a few coats, as it can build up quite easily. The slightly tapered brush allows you to get into the roots of your lashes, and the inner lashes. It is quite liquidy at first because of the pigmentation but it does dry quickly on your lashes, and is reasonably easy to take off even just with water. It claims to last for ’24 hours’, which I haven’t tested as I don’t wear any makeup that long, but I have found that it lasts quite well without the need to re-apply which I never do throughout 6-8 hour days, and it still looks great!

Overall, the volume and longetivity of the look is the perks of this mascara, though it is quite liquidy which can smudge if you’re not careful!

 

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SUMMER BEAUTY RECOMMENDATIONS!

Summer’s here – at least for now in the UK! There was a major heatwave recently with the hottest day of the year here! Many girls don’t like the idea of heavy layers of makeup on their face during the heat and so here are 5 of my super affordable, drugstore makeup buys for this summer! All available in Superdrug with links below 🙂   This post, like all others are never sponsored and all opinions are my own  🙂IMG_20160722_153142

1) Collection: Colour Lash Mascara in ‘Clear’, £1.99

http://www.superdrug.com/Collection/Collection-Colour-Lash-Mascara-Clear/p/932560?singleResultSearchPage=true

This is a great alternative to your daily black/brown/coloured mascara which can not only mess up in the heat, but feel quite thick on your lashes. This is an alternative which is lighter, clearer, uplifting and also conditioning for your lashes!

2) Witch: Naturally Clear Concealer – £3.79

http://www.superdrug.com/Witch/Witch-Naturally-Clear-Concealer-Natural-2g/p/75825?singleResultSearchPage=true

I’ve never heard of this brand until recently, when I found this stick concealer online, which I love as they’re more convenient for me. It’s got quite a small shape which makes it good for getting under your eye, and quite pigmented, too, so great at covering up blemishes/redness far better than some other stick concealers out there!

3) Nivea: Daily Essentials | Tinted Moisturising Day Cream – £3.65

http://www.superdrug.com/Nivea/Nivea-Visage-Tinted-Moisturising-Cr%C3%A8me-50ml/p/462942?singleResultSearchPage=true

I love, LOVE this product for summer and have been using it for years! I have been using Nivea’s day creams throughout the year, though this one is great in the sense that it has a slight tint suitable for all skin types which gives you  an extra glow, without the need of anything extra AND has an SPF15! Perfect for summer!

4) Baby Lips: 17 Grapefruit Zing | Limited edition – £2.99

http://www.superdrug.com/Maybelline/Maybelline-Lips-Baby-Lips-Pop-Art-Grapefruit-Zing/p/700311?singleResultSearchPage=true

I use babylips so often, as they provide great moisture to the lips, with many having a beautiful and effortless tint to accommodate. This one is limited edition with an AMAZING smell and beautiful pink tint! They are also the exact same price for the ones that are not limited edition! Great to quickly put on during summer!

5) MUA Pro Base: Prime and Conceal in Green – £2

http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Pro-Base-Prime-%26-Conceal-Correcting-Cream—Green/p/408502

I’ve heard amazing things about green concealers so naturally had to try one! Not only is this one super cheap, but SO creamy and therefore so easy to apply! It’s great to reduce redness as you can easily put on as much as you want to suit your required level of coverage. There are also loads of other coloured concealers available in this range on Superdrug’s website to suit your blemish type.

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‘No Makeup’ MAKEUP LOOK under £10!

It’s clear that in busy day to day life, especially in college/school/uni, lots of us want to go to school with minimal makeup to look fresh and awake, without looking like we’re going to a circus. So I thought I’d share this simple and affordable look I’ve been wearing for the past few weeks!

FACE

Moisturizer is key rather than a foundation! Any will do; I usually wear Nivea’s Day Cream! The concealer used as part of this look is MUA’s Hide and Conceal in Natural which is super creamy and has great coverage for under the eyes/blemishes and is only £1- http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Hide-and-Conceal-Concealer-Natural/p/590952

To set the concealer, I use Collection’s Pressed Powder which again has quite full coverage and is only £1.99 – http://www.superdrug.com/Collection/Collection-Pressed-Powder-17g-Candlelight-1/p/236780

EYES

For the eyes, I find that less can often be more. I simply used some white eyeliner by MUA for £1 (http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Intense-Colour-Eyeliner-Snow-White/p/233914?singleResultSearchPage=true) and curled my lashes, before applying Collection’s clear mascara for £1.99 (http://www.superdrug.com/Collection/Collection-Colour-Lash-Mascara-Clear/p/932560?singleResultSearchPage=true) which is a better alternative to switch to from time to time as it has the benefit of strengthening your lashes and keeping them healthy, while uplifting them.

LIPS

For the lips, I just applied some Vaseline, before adding a Revolution lipstick (super cheap and amazing drugstore brand I discovered recently, with similar pricing to MUA) for £1. – http://www.superdrug.com/Makeup-Revolution/Makeup-Revolution-Amazing-Lipstick-Nude/p/975494

And voila! That is the finished look! The grand total comes to…. £6.98 – way under a tenner! It’s unfortunate that I forgot to take a picture 😦 But let me know if you use any of these brands and what you think of em 🙂

PS – All opinions are my own and are not, or have ever been sponsored by any of the brands you see

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REVIEW: Collection Divine Lash Waterproof Mascara

For today’s post I’m going to do a quick review on this super affordable waterproof mascara by Collection which I’ve been using on its own for the last week, available at Boots or Superdrug (I got mine from Boots!) for £4.99 at it’s retail price, though I bought it on sale for £2.99.

For a start, the packaging is quite elegant for it’s pricing, and I loved the black and gold contrast. This specific mascara is intended to be waterproof, though there is also one especially for volume, from the same range with the same format. The wand wasn’t what i expected. I expected a larger wand simply because of the packaging but I actually really like it as it’s got very small bristles which are perfect for extending your lashes as they can get in between them well. I found that the application with a few coats is quite good at making your lashes look longer without looking like you’ve got much on. It also deepens the colour of your lashes well in my opinion, which give them a bit more definition.

As for the waterproof side of it, it is pretty much what it says. During this week I happened to be chopping onions which was a great test to see if they are indeed waterproof and from judgement I can say that there were no visible smudges or indication that it wasn’t waterproof. It can be tough to remove if you’ve applied a few coats so I guess the waterproof side works!

Overall, I think that although it is not one of the best to give ultra volume, considering I was looking specifically for a simple, cheap waterproof mascara, I think the quality is in line with the price. It’s a great, everyday mascara and I assume the volume version would be just as good and specialise in volume, rather than waterproof like this one!

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Boxing Day Sales Haul! + MERRY CHRISTMAS!

A very merry Christmas to those who celebrated Christmas! Hope you got everything you want!

Yesterday it was Boxing Day, which for some may mean opening presents, but many rushed to grab the bargains of the day, with some queuing the night before! :0

I thought I would do a haul as this years sale in Leicester was actually quite good compared to previous years! This is most of what I bought from the sales! 🙂

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I bought a red bag from BHS, which was half price from £25 🙂

Boots had all of their gift sets and  body sets half price, which was incredibly good value for money, as most of the products included were full size! These are what I bought, with links:IMG_20141227_103521

Ted Baker London: Draw the lady a bath gift set – http://www.boots.com/en/Ted-Baker-London-Draw-The-Lady-A-Bath-ToIMG_20141227_103432iletry-Gift-Set_1495024/ | I didn’t necessarily need it but the packaging and products looked way to luxorious and the offer was great! – £20 £10

Soap and Glory: The Righteous Butter – http://www.boots.com/en/Soap-Glory-The-Righteous-Butter-300ml_1444112/ | This was my first product from Soap & Glory and I’ve heard amazing things about this product! | £6 £3

I also purchased the Seventeen Lip Lustre Library, but can’t find the link! IMG_20141227_103234

Pajamas from Primark! I love Primark’s pajamas; they always have cute designs! I found these for £4 each which weren’t that reduced for Primark prices, but I needed new pajama bottoms! It’s something I always buy on Boxing day for some reason!

Next IMG_20141227_103212had one of the biggest sales, with people queuing from 7pm the previous day, 11 hours before opening time! They had lots on sale at amazing prices, though I was determined not to spend on things I didn’t need, because if you spend loads on bargains you don’t need then ironically, you’re wasting money! Iended up buying this plain cream top as it can be worn easily and it was only a glimpse of the bargains! It was reduced from £15, which is a typical Next price, to only £5, which is more like a Primark price!

Those are most of the stuff I bought from the sales! Comment what you bought! ❤

Bushra xx 🙂

MONTAGNE JEUNESSE FACE MASKS!

If you don’t know, I literally post anything and everything which I want to express. I’m not any form of beauty guru whatsoever but I thought I’d give a review on the Montagne Jeunesse face masks which I’ve been using for quite a while, and am actually using now after a while!

These face masks come in sachets at £1 each which is a bargain as you’ll learn soon. They last one or two uses, depending on how much you use.

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How to use: You simply apply the face mask with your fingers over your entire face, leave for 15 minutes and voila – a cleansed, refreshed face!

What I think: You definitely have to try a couple to find your favourite as there is a huge range which you can check out on their website (linked below). I buy mine from Boots and Superdrug, but they are also sold on their website, and their are way more products by them, though I only use the face masks. I have to admit, some have felt like they are stinging my face, though I woulden’t say it affected my face in any way. However, it is quite an uncomfortable feeling considering you need to keep it on for a good 15-20 minutes for a proper cleansed face. Some of them don’t have too great scents either. My favourite one was definitely the Chocolate Masque, as it is self heating on the face which I found so cool! Considering I have quite sensitive skin, it is absolutely great, and one I continue to repurchase over and over again! The smell is perfect too!

They also sell peel off masks, as well as fabric ones, though personally I prefer the mud ones, which come as a paste in the sachet as although they are more messy, they seem to leave the best results and are more comfortable.

WEBSITE: http://www.montagnejeunesse.com/face-masks/mud-face-mask

This was just a quick post but let me know if you try them and feel free to ask any questions 😛 They are definitely great value for money, and a great treat at the end of a long Friday night 😉

Bushra xx