Skincare Week: The Masks

The last part of my skincare week is dedicated to face masks, let's face it we all use them so they need a post of their own! Who doesn't love a good pampering evening every now and then… For me this usually consists of a bath (which I'm finally able to enjoy again now that the heat has calmed down) and a face mask of some sorts. If I don't feel like having a bath I'll leave the mask on while I enjoy watching a few a lot of YouTube videos from some of my favourite vloggers. 

NiP + Fab, Sanctuary

Face masks is something I've only gotten into in the last few months and now I'm hooked. I have two on the go at the moment and I try to keep to a routine of using them weekly (with a few days apart in between each mask). Although I'm always intrigued to pick more up on regular shopping sprees, I do prefer to stick to 2/3 face masks at any given time, otherwise I feel like too many products will do more damage than good! 

First up is the increasing popular Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask, which I absolutely love, especially since it's not your typical clay mask. It's a thermal mask meaning it will heat up on the face as soon as you start applying it, which I find amazing (don't worry your face won't go on fire or anything)! Another thumbs up is that this doesn't dry out on the skin leaving you with a statue-like face, something I'm not extremely fond of (don't get me wrong I'd put up with it if the mask was worth it but with this it's not needed). One benefit for me with this self-heating mask is that I don't have to worry about steaming the face first to open up my pores, it does it all for you as well as extracting out all the impurities within *lazy part of me is loving this*. On top of that it's extremely affordable considering the quality and the fact that you get 100 ml of product, so it's definitely one to try out (which you can do by buying a sample size sachet). I will definitely look into trying out more products from this brand in the future, as it has definitely left a great impression on me!



The second mask is totally different from anything I've tried before, I'm talking about the Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask. Now you're probably thinking why am I using a lifting mask already, but I can confirm that the lifting part of it is not what attracted me to it; instead it was the bee venom as the key ingredient that stood out to me the most. I know it's terrible that I never do patch tests when it comes to lotions and potions, but with this mask I felt compelled to carry one out, as I had never been bitten by a bee and I didn't want any nasty surprises. This mask claims to "control the facial muscles, increase blood circulation gently plumping out and firming the skin, making fine lines and wrinkles look smoother." Whilst I can't comment on how well it fades wrinkles since I don't really have any (I'd like to think I don't anyway), I can confirm that this gel like textured mask will plump up your skin beautifully whilst retaining moisture. You can use it in two different ways: as a quick morning mask or as a more intense overnight treatment. I have tried both and definitely prefer the overnight treatment as I'm just not a morning mask type, but if you've got something important happening and you need a little perk me up for the skin, then a quick mask will also do wonders.  



So these are the two masks I am currently using and enjoy using them both. Have you tried any of these masks yet? Or do you have any better suggestions for me?


22 comments:

  1. Hey, great post! I LOVE sanctuary face mask! I've had it for years and it's always my go to face mask. I love how it heats up on my face. :)

    http://www.bleachedandblonde.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I love that part of it too, it's such a relaxing feeling! x

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  2. Love the Sanctuary mask! Haven't tried the Nip+Fab yet but sounds really good. Will definitely add it to my shopping list. :) x

    speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the self heating properties to it, so relaxing! Hope you like the other mask if you decide to purchase it :) x

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  3. I love a good face mask! Haven't tried either of these - I will be adding the Sanctuary one to my shopping list :)

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

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    1. I can't recommend the Sanctuary one enough! My favourite mask of all time so far x

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  4. You have convinced me that I definitely need both of these! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. Uh-oh sorry for being an enabler :D hope you enjoy them if you decided to go ahead and buy them x

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  5. These both sound really lovely. I really want to try the Sanctuary Spa mask but am trying to use up what I have got first! :) xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. Ye I had a small tube of the Origins mask to finish up before buying the Sanctuary one. Felt like it took me forever to finish it up :D x

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  6. I love a good mask and both of these sound amazing!! I really want to the Sanctuary one!! :)

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    1. I definitely recommend the Sanctuary one the most out of the two x

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  7. The sanctuary mask looks great actually will have to try that one out. Thanks

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    1. No worries hope you enjoy it as much as I do x

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  8. Love the sound of that Nip Fab mask!

    http://beautylymin.blogspot.ie/2014/08/giveaway-lorac-pro-palette.html

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    1. Definitely something totally different for me, but in a good way x

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  9. Great post! I've been getting into masks lately as well. I haven't tried a heating one but really want to grab a sachet and try the sanctuary one soon! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do :) x

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  10. Both these masks sound lovely, I particularly like the sound of the self heating one! My current favourite is the tea flower one by Una Brennan, it gets all the dirt out of your pores and dries out spots too :) xx

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion never tried anything from that brand before. I'll be sure to check it out next time I'm in Boots x

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  11. I'm trying not to spend money at the moment so I made a coconut oil face mask a few weeks ago! Just rub it straight on it works so well. Another one I made a few months ago was honey, oats and egg whites. Good exfoliator and the egg acts like a peel so skin is very soft after but the mask is sticky and a bit hard to get off! Do you make any products? Im starting to make toothpaste and deodorant too :)

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    1. Omg that's amazing, how do you do it all? I'm terrible I don't do any homemade mask because they take a bit of effort and I'm just too lazy! But I know they're obviously so much better for your skin because it's all natural ingredients. I must give the exfoliating one a go soon :) thanks for the tips :) xxx

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