New Handbag Essentials – Etude House AC Clinic Intense Hinoki Water Mist & Mamonde Hand Creams

Hey guys just a quick post here to show you two products that I carry in my handbag everyday which I have been loving recently.

The first one is Etude House AC Clinic Intense Hinoki Water Mist 100ml which I bought from YesStyle for £9.90.

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I am new to facial mists but I am loving this one so far. Hinoki cypress water (53%) creates moisturised and clean skin. It takes care of sebum and dead skin cells to create smooth skin without shine. It contains salicylic acid to soothe troublesome skin and is free from animal cruelty, mineral oil, artificial colours and artificial fragrance free.

I spray about 2-3 pumps of this this on my face half way through the day to refresh my make up, hydrate my face and reduce the oil on my skin. This mist has a bit of an odd fragrance sort of like cucumbers, but it disappears once it is on the skin. It hasn’t broken me out so I would recommend to anyone with combination/oily skin. I would also recommend using waterproof eyeliner and mascara if you’re using this. 

Secondly I have been loving these hand creams from Mamonde which I also bought from YesStyle for £9.90 each.

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I got two fragrances, the Ice Mint Hand Gel Cream which feels really refreshing on your hands and the Cherry Blossom Perfume Hand Cream. Both of these have beautiful packaging, the cream is very hydrating, absorbs quickly and is not sticky or tacky. I was a bit apprehensive about the mint fragrance but it is extremely subtle and smells really fresh. Both creams have the added bonus of having SPF 17 PA+ in them.

Jay x

Lush Mask Of Magnaminty Self-Preserving- Review

Mask Of Magnaminty is a multi-purpose mask with a mixture of gentle yet effective ingredients to clean, calm and clear the skin. The self-preserving mask is different to the regular mask because it does not contain any parabens.

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Easily smoothed over the skin anywhere you like, this mask is made with peppermint oil to stimulate, marigold oil and chlorophyllin to treat the skin; evening primrose seeds and aduki beans to gently exfoliate as you remove it. There’s also mineral rich kaolin to nourish, antibacterial honey, and peppermint oil to stimulate the blood cells just under the surface of your skin to leave it looking bright and refreshed.

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Mask of Magnaminty is supposed to calm, cleanse and exfoliate the skin. The texture of this mask is grainy and cooling but the best thing about it, in my opinion, is the smell. The mask has a lovely peppermint and vanilla fragrance that makes you almost want to lick it!

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After 15 minutes the mask dries, add some water to use it as a scrub and rinse off. I was so surprised that not only had the mask cleansed and exfoliated my skin leaving it clean and soft, but it didn’t feel tight at all. For that reason I would recommend this product for people will combination to oily skin. It can also be used on the skin all over your body to control breakouts.

Another great thing about this mask is the long shelf life of the product. Unlike the fresh face masks from Lush, this mask has a shelf life of around 3 months and you can get between 8-12 applications depending on how thickly you apply it. Furthermore, it costs just £5.25 for a regular sized pot and £9.25 for a large one. Overall I have to say I LOVE this mask and I think it’s my personal favourite from Lush. If you have some oiliness on your skin and you want to cleanse it without drying it out, then this mask is for you.

https://www.lush.co.uk/products/mask-magnaminty-self-preserving

Have you tried Mask of Magnaminty Self-Preserving before? What do you think of the product, comment below!

Jay x

 

Lush Fresh Face Mask Cupcake- Review

I’m a big fan of Lush Fresh Face Masks and I was excited to try out “Cupcake” as I’ve heard so many good reviews about it. Fresh Face Masks from Lush are made in store, they have to be stored in the fridge and have a short shelf life of around 3 weeks.

Cupcake is aimed at deep cleansing teenage skin, oily skin or problematic/acne prone skin. Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt and impurities and give a deep cleanse. Fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise. Smoothe a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. When I first opened the pot the first thing I noticed was the smell, it smells just like chocolate cupcake mix and there’s a strong hint of sandalwood. The texture of the mask is smooth and a little grainy (guessing this is the Rhassoul mud).

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IMG_1290After 15 minutes I washed this mask off and it stained the bowl in my sink and the wall and the floor, so I’d recommend washing it off in the shower! My skin felt very clean, the pores on my nose had shrunk, the oiliness in my skin reduced. However after I dried my face I noticed some redness on my cheeks and a tight feeling in my skin. I moisturised and these symptoms completely disappeared overnight.

Overall I quite liked this product but I’m not sure I would buy it again. It really sucks all the sebum and grime out of your pores but it did leave me with some immediate skin irritation. I have an oily T-zone and this mask made my skin feel dry and tight. If you have dry skin then this mask isn’t going to be for you, but if you have really oily skin then I wholly recommend purchasing this.

My biggest qualm about any of the Lush Fresh Face masks is the three week shelf life of the product, it costs £6.25 for a mask and you get around six uses per pot so I always end up wasting product.

https://www.lush.co.uk/products/cupcake

What are your experiences with this mask? Comment below with your thoughts 🙂

Jay x