If you read my Birthday Wishlist you would have seen that I have put myself on a beauty spending ban. My stash is completely out of control: I have so many products I am yet to try out and that need using up that I simply can’t justify any new purchase at the moment! I am undecided about when the ban will end basically until I have things more organised and controlled and actually make use of everything I have because as I said there is a lot of products I am yet to try. Sundays tend to be my day off and so in the evening I like to have a bit of a pamper session giving me a chance to relax and unwind and try out some new products while I am at it.
Luxury Lush Pud is one of my all time favourite bath bombs I absolutely love Ylang Ylang and Lavender and together I find them so relaxing and calming. Possibly THE most exciting Lush bath bomb I have used with a rainbow of colours swirling out creating a rainbow in the bathtub. The oils left my skin super soft and the shimmery purple/pink colour left once the bomb has finished fizzing is fit for a princess. Sadly these are only released over the festive period but luckily I have a couple to last me the year!
The Andrew Barton S.O.S Help Me! Twice a Week Treatment Mask smells absolutely divine…its like a sweet butterscotch kind of scent that isn’t too strong on the hair after rinsing out the mask with just a slight hint of sugary goodness left lingering. My hair is mainly damaged from the use of heat as I don’t really dye my hair too often but I blow dry and straighten my hair an awful lot. The mask is said to restore vitality to the weakest most damaged hair whilst softening and smoothing. The formula is quite thick and you apply it to the lengths and tips of the hair, making sure to massage every last drop into the hair. The sachet size is very generous and contained more than enough for my lengthy locks. I have to say after washing this out I could instantly feel how much softer my hair was and once fully dried it is incredibly soft to touch. My hair overall looks more full and radiant with a healthy shine to it. I am impressed with the results after just one use and will definitely be picking up some more products in this range to try out.
GLAMGLOW Youthmud™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment is a 10-minute mud mask boasting professional quality and a whole list of amazing outcomes. This is one of those cult products I always see hype about but unfortunately is way out of my price range, however I was lucky enough to receive a sample in a beauty box last year which I had completely forgotten about until today. Now I wouldn’t say I have bad skin at all but I suffer from oil congestion around my nose and dry, dehydrated, dull looking skin. The mask itself you apply in a thin coat covering your face and then leave for about 10 minutes to harden and dry. You can tell when the mask is mainly dry as it changes colour to a light grey/white kind of colour. I did experience a tingling sensation in my face when this was on and once parts of the mask began to dry I found my face become very tight but nothing uncomfortable and overall the mask was cooling and calming (below is a beautiful selfie of myself wearing the mask).
After washing this off I could immediately see the difference in my skin: it looked clearer and brighter and even had a natural glow to it that I have rarely seen before. My skin felt incredibly smooth and soft, with all the fine lines and bumps evened out and dramatically reduced. Even now as I am writing this hours later my skin still feels as smooth as a baby’s bottom…its incredible! I can 100% see why this has such a high price tag attached to it as it is by far one of the best face masks I have tried. I’m sure between me and my Mum it won’t be long before a purchase is made.
Tanya Noreen XO