L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask | Review

Hello again,

As you may have seen from my recent January Favourites post, I’ve been using a new face mask. Over the past few weeks I’ve been reaching for the L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask instead of my usual Mask of Magnaminty from Lush – I just wanted to try something new. Out of the three masks in this range, I wanted to try the Clay one the most as I think it suites what my skin needs.

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As you can see, you’re supposed to leave the face mask on for 5-10 minutes to allow it to dry. I find that this isn’t really long enough so I tend to leave it on for 20 minutes at least. When it all dries you can barely move your face, which is probably because it gets right into your pores. It’s kind of disgusting but when it does dry, it highlights ALL of your pores. If you didn’t know you had dirty pores, this mask will definitely point them out to you.

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It was actually really easy to apply actually. I have another charcoal mask that I’ve been using for a while which doesn’t apply easily at all. It’s really thick, making it difficult to spread it across my face. This one, however, spreads really easy. I also find that I don’t have to use as much of the product at one time because it covers my face quite quickly. The packaging says that the pot contains 10 applications but I’ve used mine 4 or 5 times and I’ve got loads left so I think I’ll get more out of it.

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After the first time I used the mask I already noticed a difference. It reduced the size of some of the more noticeable bits of acne on my cheek. Also, the pores on my nose were so much cleaner when I washed the mask off.

I find that after using this mask, any obvious spots that I have reduce so much in size. It just seems to dry them out to the point where they’re barely there anymore. Then, by the next day, the spot disappears – a definite plus for me.

The more and more I used it, the cleaner my face looked afterwards. Now, after using it for a few weeks, I’ve noticed that I’m getting fewer blackheads and my acne scarring has massively improved too. It’s definitely worth the money.

If you wanted to try this mask, it’s still on offer at Boots for £5.99!

As always, thank you for reading.

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Courteney x

Review: Spa Sister Complexion Brush

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The Spa Sister Complexion Brush is a product that I’ve been using for a little over a month and have come to love. The effect that I has on my skin is wonderful and very much needed with all of these breakouts.


I purchased this product from TK Maxx for a discounted price of £3; I do not know the original price as the discount sticker was in its place.

It almost doesn’t feel right to refer to this as a “brush”. When I think of a brush I think of a hair brush, a tooth brush, a house brush. All of the types of brush that I’m familiar with are hard and often bristle-like. The thought of a brush for my face made me feel uncomfortable at first, but when I opened the packaging and used it, I believed it was the softest thing to ever touch my skin. This means that it is careful and doesn’t irritate spots.


Since using this product my skin has felt much softer and more even, I can also see an improvement in the speed at which my spots disappear. Blackheads are also minimalised.


The brush is fine so it can deeply cleanse the pores which reduce the amount of dirt and oils that can often be left on your skin after using your hands or just a cloth to wash your face. The key word is “exfoliate”; it allows for the face wash to foam and thoroughly cleanse your face.

Finally, I’m really happy that the product comes with a protective cap to prevent the brush from becoming unclean. Who was to cleanse their face with an unclean product?

Overall, I recommend this product to anyone, especially if you are experiencing problems with blackheads, acne, dry skin etc.

Thank you for reading!

Let me know if you’d try this product, or at least something similar…

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Courteney x

 

Review: Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

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OK… I don’t want you to get too excited but… I think I may have a new favourite mascara. It’s early days but I’ve used it everyday since I’ve bought it.

 

After hearing so much about this mascara on other blogs and on YouTube, I took the opportunity to buy it on Christmas Eve. I bought it from TK Maxx and it was on sale for just £4. What an absolute bargain!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/0fc/61247329/files/2015/01/img_0730.jpg

I find that unlike most over-dramatic mascaras make my lashes clumpy and so thick that they stick together. I am so relieved to find a mascara that can give me long, even lashes in just a few coats.

Like I said before, I now use this everyday and will definitely be repurchasing it when I’ve finished it. I might even try some more Bobbi Brown makeup as this ‘Smokey Eye’ mascara has made a very good first impression…

 

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Courteney x

Review: Barry M Foil Effect Nail Polish

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From Superdrug’s recent 3 for 2 offer on all of the beauty products that they stock, I decided to indulge in some new nail polish. This particular nail varnish from Barry M’s ‘foil effect’ collection retails at Superdrug for £3.99; I regard this as a reasonable price and good value for money compared to more expensive ranges from O.P.I and Sally Hansen.
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The main reason I opted for a gold varnish was because it matched all of the dresses I planned to wear for my recent birthday weekend. The shiny finish made my nails appear professionally manicured.

 

Despite the pretty finish, I was disheartened by how long my nail varnish lasted without chipping. After the long weekend my nails were a mess. I was using Rimmel’s Nail Nurse top coat so I was quite surprised to find that that wasn’t enough to keep my nails tidy.
I would still recommend experimenting with the ‘foil effect’ range for the glamorous colours and the fact that one application is enough – the nail varnish is also quick drying, giving you less time to smudge and ruin your nails.

Thanks for reading!

Have you tried any of the nail varnishes from this range? If so, what do you think of them?
Do you have any recommendations for nail polishes?

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  • Email: courteneynoonan@hotmail.co.uk
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Bye for now,

Courteney x