Mask of the week 4/52

“No time for a spa-manicure? Slip on these convenient glove-like masks and in a matter of minutes, rediscover improved hands, soft and smooth.”
Imbibed with a concentrated cream containing active ingredients that repair, moisturise and nourish the skin, they combine the benefits of a mask with the gentleness of a cream.

Leave on for 20 – 30 minutes, then remove, then massage hands until remaining cream is absorbed, There is no need to rinse. My hands were perfectly moisturised and for a few days after the skin was still supple, smooth and soft. Qiriness is a French brand with its products made in Switzerland,

Which is your favourite hand mask?

Mask of the week 2/52

This week’s mask comes from beauty supplier Peggy Sage. The Caviar Extract Mask, is claimed to be anti-aging and smoothing.

The fiber mask is thin and covers the face well. It’s also heavily saturated, so much so that the serum dripped off the mask when taking it out of the pouch. Because it fitted so well, it didn’t feel like it would fall off, so it was really comfortable. As recommended, I left it on for 15 minutes and after taking off the mask, I massaged the remaining serum into my skin. My skin felt soft and plumped. It certainly felt hydrated, though I can’t say I noticed lessening of any lines. Hopefully, the intensive moisturising will have a long term effect?

I was intrigued by the idea of caviar extract in beauty, as its the first time I use it. We all have heard of companies like La Mer and La Prairie who have built their brands around using marine derived ingredients in their products. In their more than 30 year research, La Prairie found  that the caviar extract not only enhances the production of collagen in fibroblast cells, but it also boosts epidermal skin cells’ production of ceramides (the natural lipids that help skin retain moisture and give it a nice, glowy sheen). 

Have you tried any caviar or marine-based products? What was your experience like?

Mask of the week 1/52

Happy Monday!

Inspired by @stylesprinter‘s #365maskchallenge (which I found out about via the stunning @stunnydesi_loves) I decided to start my own #52weekmaskchallenge. Each week I’ll feature the mask I used with a little review, I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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Bubble mask testing

During my latest visit to Sephora at Manor in Zürich, I picked up a few masks, one of which being the *Earth Beauty Bubble Mask Sheet.

Feeling brave, I thought I would test the mask in an Instagram video, but being such a novice, I wasn’t aware the video could only be 60 seconds long – I’m certain that I’ve seen longer videos but I had no idea how to upload it. So, long story short, I downloaded the Windows Movie Maker program on my laptop and created a proper video. I must admit that I’m pretty chuffed with how it turned out, though I cringe at the sound of my  voice. Anyway, here goes… enjoy my first video product review! View Post

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