If you know me, you know that Sunday evenings are face-mask night. It’s been something I’ve done since I was at school, and I look at it as a way to really relax prepare for the week ahead. After hitting the gym, I come home, run myself a bath, grab a book and slap on a clay mask. Then, once that’s hardened, I slough it off and then pop on a sheet mask. I’ve been given a sneak peek at Su-Man’s brand new Facial Glow Rejuvenating Face Masks, and I have to say, it’s a good one!
Su-Man are releasing the masks exclusively at Selfridges on July 1st, and if you’re something of a sheet mask fiend, you have to order yourself a box of these! Like all sheet masks I’ve tried, Su-Man’s offering comes packaged in individual packets which you just tear open when you’re in the mood for a little pampering. The mask itself is inside, soaked in a generous 30ml of serum. Unlike most sheet masks I’ve tried, Su-Man’s is a bit of a monster – it’s made up of three layers (one gel layer in between two mesh), but you just use the gel layer on your face; it’s super lightweight, and it adheres better than others I’ve tried. It’s also quite large, meaning that it really will cover every inch of your face, and I think even the chaps can use this one! I tend to keep my sheet masks in the fridge, so it’s wonderfully cooling on the skin, and my face just drinks the formula up! Even the morning after the mask, my skin feels so moisturised, soft and smooth!
Su-Man’s Facial Glow Rejuvenating Face Masks will be available exclusively from Selfridges from July 11th.
Even though it’s summer, I’ve noticed that I’m wear a whole lot of lipstick. There have been so many new releases that I’m head over heels with, so I’ve been wanting my lips looking and feeling as good as possible. So, when Nugg sent over their brand new Lip Mask, it couldn’t have been better timing!
Packaged in a little golden sphere (adorably cute but nigh-on impossible to photograph) it couldn’t be easier to use the mask. After a little exfoliation (I’m still loving this one), I simply dab a thickish layer of the mask onto my lips, massage it in a little, then leave it on whilst I relax for 10 or 15 minutes. It’s a super rich and thick formula, filled with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Liquorice Root Complex, so it hydrates, soothes and softens lips, and even leaves them a little plumper. It’s the perfect little pre-lippie treat, especially if your giving mattes a go!
Nugg Lip Mask is priced at £9.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US).
I’m so excited to share some real newness from Lancome – they have just released their brand new Energie de Vie line, and I’m pleased to say, I’ve been trying out two of their products, andI’m obsessed! The first product I thought I would share is the Le Masque Nuit, which is perfect if you’re a dry skin girl like me.
Packaged in the most gorgeous vibrant green jar, the Le Masque Nuit is a product which has been taking Far Eastern Beauty by storm. The idea is that you cleanse as normal, then apply a little of the Le Masque Nuit. Sleeping in the masque gives it hours and hours to get to work; hydrating, healing and nourishing skin, and you wake up with skin that looks and feels amazing!
As someone who has pretty dry skin, when I felt the texture, I wasn’t sure it was really going to be nourish enough for me, happily though, I was seriously wrong! The Le Masque Nuit has a super light, almost gel-like texture that just melts into skin. The texture is meant to cool and calm skin, whilst it gets to work, and you wake up looking and feeling so well rested and calmed!
I just adore the light, refreshing scent, and it’s become a real nightstand staple! I tend to use it three to four times a week – or just whenever my skin is feeling a little blah or stressed. I also really like the fact this isn’t an age-targeted range, all skin types can benefit from the line, and when I’ve passed it around my friends to see what they think, they’ve all fallen in love too!
Lancome Energie de Vie Le Mask de Nuit is priced at £42.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
I hope the weather has been as good with you as it has been up in Edinburgh. It’s been glorious here for the past week, and it finally feels like Spring has sprung! This means that my make up taken a decidedly lighter turn, and I’ve been loving wearing a light base with a really glowy feel. As much as I love a good highlighter, the main part of the look is having super clear skin.
To achieve this, I’ve been reaching for Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask. It’s a new release from the brand, which promises that the mask is an instant facial. It’s the perfect solution if your skin has been feeling a little blah, or you want some extra radiance. Personally, I love it because it feels like real multi-tasking product that you can just pop on, relax for twenty minutes then rinse off, then you’re free to enjoy super soft, clear and radiant skin.
I’ve seen a tonne of turmeric mask ideas on Pinterest, as it’s been known to be great for skin for generations, so Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Mask is definitely the easiest way to try it out! I’ve been applying the mask twice a week to freshly cleansed skin. At first, there is a menthol-freshness that feels both tingly and cooling on the skin, and as you rub it in, the formula’s cranberry seeds provide a gentle amount of exfoliation. Then I leave it to harden slightly for 20-30 minutes. I have to say, it’s a hilarious yellow colour, which does tend to stain white towels, but apart from that, the mask is pretty much flawless. After washing off, my skin feels incredibly soft and smooth and it looks like I really have treated myself to a pricey spa treatment. The fact that I can slap a little on whenever my skin is feeling a little blah feels like such a treat!
Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Mask is priced at £28.00and is available here (UK) and here (US)
If there was one thing that I could change about my skin, I would get rid of my redness in a split second. I’m not sure if it’s a combination of having sensitive skin and living in quite a cold climate or if it’s just some genetics thing, but my skin sits squarely on the pink side, even if I’m and my skin is calm and hydrated. I’m fortunate that I don’t suffer from anything worse, and that for the most part my skin behaves as I’d like, but it can definitely get annoying when I want to look perfectly put together and my cheeks are glowing pink. So, when Clarins announced that they were releasing a trio of brand new Boosters, I knew I had to treat myself to the Repair one!
What I love about Clarins Boosters is how easy they are to use – you take your moisturiser then simply add two to three drops, mix it up, then apply like normal. Then, as the day goes on, your choice of Booster gets to work, mine obviously is busy repairing skin and dealing with redness but the other two deal with brightness and detoxing. You can even add a drop to your foundation to give it a bit of a glow (although I found it made mine a touch sticky feeling). I’ve been using my Repair Booster for about a fortnight now, both morning and night and I have seen a a bit of reduction in my redness. It’s also the perfect choice if you’re off somewhere sunny on holiday – it works to repair and soothe damaged skin too!
Clarins Repair Booster is priced at £30.00 and is available here.