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.
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)
As someone with skin that errs to the dry and sensitive side, when I caught sight of Clinique’s new-ish Moisture Surge Melting Mask Balm, I knew I had to give it a try! Promising to melt into skin, giving radiance and a serious dose of hydration, it’s exactly what my parched skin was after!
The first thing to note about the product is that it’s really rather small. The jar is comparable in size to a lip balm, and holds a rather paltry 15ml of balm. At first, the formula is quite hard, although the heat of fingertips soon melts it into a pliable balm which is easily applied to skin.
I tend to apply a generous layer to my driest areas – around my nose, mouth and chin, then a little around my eyes and on my lips. It’s perfect as an overnight treatment, and my skin absolutely drinks it up! I have to say, I just wish it was a bigger jar – I’ve already run out!
Clinique Moisture Surge Melting Mask Balm is priced at £26.00 and is available here
I know I bleat on rather a lot about how much I abuse my hair, but it’s probably one of my worst habits. I can’t get away from heat styling or colouring, so instead, I’m left trying to fix whatever damage I’ve done.
I’ve been a massive fan of Fekkai haircare for years now. I can honestly say it saved my poor, frazzled ends from an ill-advised hair appointment in Dubai, and I’ve had a tub of the PRX mask in the shower ever since. I’ve reviewed it here, and if you’re looking for a miracle treatment, you have to try it!
Unfortunately though, Fekkai has been getting increasingly hard to get hold of in the UK over the past couple of years. Before I used to grab it in Space NK, but for some reason the discontinued the line, leaving me to scrabble about on amazon to try and find the stuff. So, a few weeks ago, it’s fair to say I got rather panicky when I couldn’t find my usual mask, and in a bit of a blur I ordered the Essential Shea mask instead.
At first I was a little worried that it would be too rich for my hair, but it’s an absolute dream! Scented with jasmine and exotic florals, I feel like I should be using it somewhere in Tahiti rather than in Scotland. The mask has a soft, creamy consistency which just melts into hair. I leave it on for a good 10-15 minutes while I get on with the rest of my shower, then hose it off as normal. Ends are left incredibly soft and shiny, and it works it’s magic without weighing hair down!
Since I can only really find Fekkai products, the prices do tend to vary quite dramatically according to the day, but you can find it here (UK) and here (US)