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My favourite facemask of all time

So after nearly a year of no posting, I have finally decided to come back and try my best to get back into my blog. I feel the blog itself needs a bit of a revamping but I will be able to get onto doing that later on. One thing that has not changed in the last ten months or so is my obsession with beauty and skincare. I adore both of them. I often feel that my makeup clogs up my pores however when I wear a lot of it and I always loved to remedy that. My skin is very important to me, and I like to think that if I look after it when I’m young, I will set up good habits for later on in life.

It is for that reason that I bought the Soap and Glory as it is a deep pore detox mask. I had honestly never read reviews on this product before I bought it but after the first time I used it, I fell deeply in love with it. One of the coolest thing about this mask however is that it’s a self heating mask. And it also changes colour from the original green colour to a light colour. Now this mask is for people with Oily or combination skin, the latter is what I have.

facemask

So how do I use it ? Well, I simply dab a bit onto my face when it’s dry before I wet my fingers and rub it in. The water on my fingers trigger the self heat and makes the colour change from green to blue. Then, after about five minutes, I wash it off with a warm, wet washcloth. I would really recommend this product to everyone I know as not only does it unclog my pores, it also leaves my face feeling very soft as well.

Usually in Boots Ireland, the product costs €15.99 but at the moment, there is a sale on selected Soap and Glory products meaning it is only €11.99 right now. In the UK boots, it is usually £11.50.

Thank you all for reading, and until next time, xx.

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Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator 

It’s amazing how much a good exfoliator can do for our skin or how much it can ruin our skin.  I find that some can be too much for my skin so I’m always very cautious when buying new exfoliator. The first question I always ask myself is how other girls with skin like mine react to the product. I also never really know what products to get for my combination skin. Most products for combo skin often are also for oily skin which makes me worry how the dry bits of my skin will react to the product. Now, I no longer have to worry about that. Ever since I tried a sample of the Body Shop’s Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator – which is made of seaweed like the clay mask made by them – I’ve found that this exfoliator really helps both the dry parts of my skin and the oily parts too.  It’s ideal and easy to use.


It is supposed to cleanse pores and soften skin. On the back of the packaging, they recommend that you apply a little bit to wet skin and then wash off with warm water.  Now, to start my review, I’ll be looking at the ingredients evaluating  them. Like in a lot of products, the names of the ingredients are very long and unknown to me, so I had to research them all and see if any of them are harmful.  I found nothing too alarming but I did notice a couple of the ingredients in the product are known for irritating skin. Examples of that would be Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycol and lots more. This product has a lot of ingredients that can really irritate your skin. This product has never irritated my skin but I would recommend that anyone with sensitive skin might want to stay away from this product just to be safe. Not to worry though, the body shop have plenty of different exfoliator’s and one that is good for sensitive skin is their Aloe Gentle Exfoliator , which is known to be great for sensitive skin.


The first things I have to say about the actual product is that I adore it so much.  It’s a brilliant scrub and it really leaves my skin lovely and smooth without it being too harsh or drying.  The smell is very refreshing and I love the seaweed smell to it.  It just smells so good. This really helps remove dead skin, excess oil and impurities. It does not dehydrate the skin but I do need to put on moisturizer after using it. It comes in a tube that you squeeze which is very hygienic and convenient for easy use. I found that once I started using this product, I’d never switch back to my old one due to the results that I got with this one.  I have no complaints about this scrub and will be buying it again when it runs out.


You can get this product Here.