Review│Animal sheet masks

Beauty, skincare

This is probably something you don’t know about me, but one day I would like to visit Korea. Actually, I would like to visit China, Japan, Tokio,… to. Not only for the architecture and the culture but alsof or their weird food and beauty products. Online, you can find tons of products know as ‘korean beauty products’. Not only the packaging is sometimes really weird, but also cute or cool, but the flavours  or how to use the productare not what we are used to.
That’s why, should I have the oppertunity, I would like to test some weird beautyproducts.
The next products I tested are not really weird, but rather cute. These are animal sheet mask, which I bought in a store here in Belgium, but on the packaging, it says ‘Korean beauty’.
These are not really that weird or special, but I kinda liked them and I never used or tested a sheet mask before. You had different animals to choose from and I choose Tiger, bear, cat and panda.
All of them have a different scent and different effect.

The tiger sheet mask is anti-oxidant with green tea extract and vitamin E and says to help protect, repair and moisturise the skin. 

The bear mask is cydra calm with green tea and apricot fruit extract. This one moisturises and softens the skin.

Next one is the panda mask and is called balence. It has niacinamide and cucumber extract in i tand calms and improves the skin appearance.

Last one is the cat mask for moisture with green tea and liquorice extract. It balances, moisturises and soothes the skin.

After removing the mask from it’s packaging, you carefully unfold the sheet and put it on your dry face. Better not to have any make-up on as well. The sheet mask is really wet and moist. It’s almost as if someone has rubbed it in with a creme.
It says especially to not make contact with your eyes and lips, but I guess this is standard.
The sheet mask looks really funny on, but it’s a pleasant feeling, although it feels very cold to my skin. YOu have to leave it on for 10 mpinutes. I have to say , the mask is rather big, but the openings fort he eyes and mouth are kinda small, so I have to try my best to not let the sheet make contact with my eyes. Because it’s so big, I can press it firmly on my face. It’s not sticky, but it stays well in place. It does not slide of my face.
After ten minutes, you can remove the mask and rub the leftovers into your skin. There’s no need to wash your face.

I have tested each mask on a different week in the weekend and honestly I have to say, since I started testing these, my skin feels so soft. It has been weeks since my skin suffered from dryness and now, it’s all gone! I don’t know if it’s really the sheet masks, but other than that, my skin feels refreshed and shines much more.
I really love these sheet mask and I will definitely try more of them!

Aurely ❥

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Review│Originals

Beauty, skincare

For those who are with me from te beginning, maybe remember the word ‘Originals’. That’s because I’ve already written a blogpost about these product or this brand, but this are some different onces. If you have read this blogpost, than you know I am a big fan of Originals. So onces I spotted these new onces, I was really excited to try them out. There were massage oils, scrubs, day- and nightcremes, cleansing lotion, skin oil and eye cremes. I mean, how many things to choose from, all with a different smell and ingrediënts. I have chosen three different products to test and try.

 

1. Cucumber milk

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This cucumber milk is some kind of cleansing lotion and is said to be refreshing. The bottle is made of glass and has a little pump, which I like. I actually don’t like cucumber, but this product is obviously not edible, so I was interested to try this. It smells really and it actually reminds me off fresh washed vegetables. The product just looks like any other cream. It’s not sticky at all. After applying it to my face, I feel really refreshed! I just don’t know how to say it differently. It absorbs very quickly and gives my face a little shine. I can smell the product on my face and feel very clean. I think this is a very good product to use in the morning, but even in the evening, after you removed your make-up.

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2. Scrubcreme

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If there is any fruit I really like (to eat), than it’s apricot, so I was eager to try this scrub. It’s a scrub for you face, which is always a little tricky. The grains must be not to big, so you wouldn’t end up with an irritated, red face, but also, not to small, so the scrub can do what it has to do. I love the smell, but I would say it smells like apricot. To be honest, I don’t really know how apricots smell. When I put my finger in the substance, I was really surprised. You don’t feel any grains at all! It was so weird, but when I applied it (on a slightly, moist face), I started to feel the grains. They are really small, but they are there. The substance feels really smooth and pleasant. After scrubbing it lightly on my face for a few minutes, I was happy to see that, when I washed it off, my face wasn’t red. Well, it was a little bit, but I kinda had a pink blush, rather than tomato cheeks. And my face felt so soft! In combination with the cucumber milk, I recon you to have the most soft skin ever.

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3. Skin oil

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I got two different skin oils, since my skin/face tends to be a bit dry during these winter months. Normally, I don’t have any problems with dry skin, but there’s a first for everything. One is with almands and is said to be soothing, the other is with argan and is nourishing. I already got the one with almonds and I use it daily. For some kind of reason, my chin is so dry and read al the time, which I never had before. That’s why I was searching for an oil with some natural ingredients in it. So I can already tell you I really love these oils and they really help! They both have a different smell, which is slightly present. Like any other oil, they are greasy, so watch out for your clothes. These plastic bottles look small, but I used the one with almond for a month now and you can’t even see diminish.  The two oils have the same outcome, so I can’t really tell which I like more.

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Opinion

Just as the other Orignials products I’ve already tested, these also have such good quality and they do the job! I love the smells and I kinda like the packaging to. The price for these different producs are the same, which is € 1.99. Amazing, right?
This is definitely a brand I will keep using!

 

Aurely ❥

Review │Nivea 1 minute detox masks

Beauty, skincare

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I bought these product a few weeks ago, but I just didn’t had the time to test them (shame on me). No idea why it took me so long, but these products are amazing! I’m talking about the Nivea 1 minute urban detox masks. This line has 3 different products with three different smells and actions/effects. I bought all three of them, even if I don’t really know if you’re supposed to use them together but I did anyway. The price for each of them was around € 7 and I got a box with two other Nivea products for free.

 

1. 1 minute urban detox mask – refines the pores

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The first one I used is the one that purifies your skin. It has a self-warming formula and is with magnolia extract. For those who don’t now what a self-warming product does, can read my review about the Hema face masks, but ofcourse I can tell you right now. You have to wash your skin before applying the product. Your face has to be a bit wet, so don’t dry it off. After apply the product to your face, you should feel your skin warming up. It’s kinda weird but nice to. Unfortunately, I have to say, I didn’t feel much of it (in comparison with the Hema face mask I tested). Anyway, the texture is really sticky and see-through. You have to leave it on for 1 minute (obviously). When you wash the product off, it starts to foam, which is kinda funny and weird. My skin still feels a bit sticky, but it does kinda glow a bit.

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2. 1 minute urban detox mask – purifie

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This one should remove dead skin cells and and ensures a smooth and beautiful skin. For this one, you just have to have a clean skin before applying. It’s with white clay and again, magnolia extract. The product is kinde green-ish and has little grains in it, so you can gently scrub your face with it. Leave on for 1 minute. I don’t know if it’s me and this is not the first time this happend, but after a few seconds, my skin starts to burn a little. It’s not that bad, but it’s not really pleasant. Maybe I have a sensitive skin, I don’t know. I had this one time before with another product, so I guess it’s me and not the product. After washing this off, you get another scrub. Because the grains are so little, my skin isn’t red at all. It feels really soft afterwards.

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3.1 minute urban detox mask – hydrate

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This mask is with green tea and hyaluronic acid. It says it’s a detox for your skin and gives you an intensive hydration for a glowing skin. The product has a light blue color, that dissapears when you apply it to your face. It’s kinda like any cream you use for hydrating your face, but this one shines a bit. After leaving it on your face for 1 minute, you can massage it into your face like you would when you use a hand cream, for example.
I like this one, because my face is sooo smooth, soft and glowy, or maybe it’s because I used all three products.

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Opinion

Anyway, I kinda like these three products. They go well together, which is the point, I suppose. The price isn’t that bad and they just work for me. Ofcourse, Nivea is a well-know brand of high quality, so I expected nothing less. Even if the mask that refines the pores (with the grains) burns a little, I still like them.
I think these are really good products that are worth the try.

Aurely ❥

Review │Body butters from Kruidvat

Beauty, Geen categorie, skincare

I think it’s clear already that I like testing care products, so I got another one for you. These products are body butters and I really love them! There nothing really special, but definitely worth the buy. You can buy them at the Kruidvat and they havn’t got a brand, there just from Kruidvat itself. I have to say, it wouldn’t be the first time I buy a product of a unknow brand or without brand, but those are often one of the best products.

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The packaging is really simple. I bought three different versions, which are the blueberry lychee, the olive macadamia and the coconut sheabutter. There where two more, I think, but those three had the best smell, in my opinion. The smell is so good and so strong. The blueberry lychee almost smells like food. Next to that, I was very pleased with how they worked and felt. The body butters have a thick substance, if that makes sense, so you don’t need much to hydrate your body and let me say, they hydrate really well. Again, afterswards, you have that amazing smell.  It kinda takes the same time as other body butters to ‘soak in’.
Another plus is that they only cost € 2.79. Maybe if I ever finish these, I would like to try the others as well.

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Aurely ❥

Review│Body yogurt 100% vegan from the Bodyshop

Beauty, skincare

Recently, I posted an interview I had done with Sofie Senden, who is vegan.  The reason why, is because the thing she does for animals is incredible. You see, I’m a big animal lover myself and that’s why I love this new product from the Bodyshop so much.  It’s a body yogurt, that is vegan and not tested on animals. I never used a body yogurt before and I don’t really now what’s the difference with a body butter or body cream.

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Of course, I was very curious about this product and obviously, I support brands and products that are not tested on animals. That’s why I bought three different ones. I think there were like maybe 5 or 6 different kinds. They all cost € 10, which you could say cost a lot for such a small jar, but after all, it’s a well known brand of high quality with many good products. And again, €10 is affordable and I’m willing to pay more for products like this.  These are the three I have chosen.


1.  Moringa body yogurt

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I never heard of moringa before but apparently, it’s from a tree that grows somewhere in Azia and Africa. You can also make tea with the leaves. It has been said that moringa also has a high nutritional value and medicinal properties.
The smell is so amazing! Trying to describe it is very difficult, but if you would walk through a field full of flowers, it would smell like that.


2. Mango body yogurt

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Those who have tried mango, know that mango is delicious and very healthy, so it’s no wonder this product would be very good to. Again the smell is marvelous.

 

3. British rose yogurt

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This really just smells like rosewater and it feels like I’m back in Londen and standing between the flowers in the many gardens.

The subtance is very light and not sticky at all. It absorbs very quickly and the scent stays a while. My skin feels so soft and I can’t believe how amazing my legs are smelling. This is kinda weird to say it like that, but you have to buy this products so you would understand what I’m talking about. I just love it! The smell stays for a few hours, which is amazing! At least, that’s what happend with me.
My favorite was the moringa body yogurt! I hope they keep making amazing products like this!

Aurely ❥

Review│Charcoal products Action

Beauty, skincare

Products with charcoal were really ‘in’ for some moment (or are they still?) and I think it is a product that sells very well. I started with the well known toothpaste with charcoal, which showed us promising results for whiter teeth. Not long after, facemasks and other care products with charcoal followed. I never really bought or tested a product with charcoal before, so I was very happy to see that the Action (Dutch drugstore) had three different kinds of products, which are toothpaste, facial wipes and a facemask. Luckily I was just in time, because the toothpaste was sold out quickly. You can still find the other products in the Action and there are many other drugstores that sells these kind of products. For now, I will test these ones.

 

  1. Black charcoal cleansing wipes – €0,89 Action

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First of all, I tested the facewipes, because that way I could remove my make-up and test the peel-off mask. I don’t really wear that much make-up and when I wear make-up, it’s certainly not dark make-up. The wipes are very black, so I wonderd if the color would come off. They smell very nice though. After one swipe, most of my make-up came of, not all of it, but it was pretty good. The remaining leftovers go off very well after a little rubbing. You can clearly see the make-up on the wipes.

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I really like the smell and it feels as if my skin is softer. Besides that, I didn’t had to make much effort to get the make-up off.

 

  1. Charcoal facial mask –  €1,95 Action

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Next on, I tested the facial mask, which I was very curious about. I also never bought a peel-off mask before (I oviously did buy toothpaste before and wipes to). I hope the mask isn’t rubbish. With the facial mask, there is also something that looks like a little spoon, which I guess is to apply the product evenly to your face. The product itself is very black and also very sticky. It was kinda heard to spread it out evenly. On the packaging, it says to leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes, but it kinda went faster, which is a plus. Waiting is not my thing.

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The mask isn’t really hard to get off, but it was so painful! It really hurted! I had seen some people before, on youtube, who tested a mask to, some of them a charcoal mask, and it was always a disaster. They couldn’t get they’re mask of or they were stupid enough (i’m sorry but it is) to put the product on there eyebrows, so I was a bit worried. I didn’t really hurt on my forehead, but it did on the rest of my face. I could get if of smootlhy, but with pain. So it kinda went quickly, but I don’t know if it’s really wort it.

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There were small pieces left behind, but you could wash them off easily with a bit of water. My skin is super red and it tingles and kinde burns, but on the other hand, my skin feels super smooth and soft!

 

  1. Charcoal toothpaste – €1,39 Action

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Lastly, I tested the toothpaste. The toothpaste is very dark, but when you start brushing, the color kinda dissapears and your teeth are a bit grey, but not really dark like other charcoal toothpastes. I really don’t like the taste of it, but i quess this is personal. Of course, you don’t see a difference right away, you have to use the product twice a day for a couple of weeks. I hope to see a difference in a few weeks, I’ll keep you posted!

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I really would like to continue using the facial wipes and I hope the toothpaste does its work. All the products were really cheap to. The peel-off mask did give me a soft face, but because it’s kinde painful, I don’t know if I’m gonna use it again.

 

 

 

Aurely ❥