Window 8 – 2014

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In window 8 there was…

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Two “face satchels”

One for the Vitamin E Sink-in Moisture Mask. That I’ve made a first impression post about here.

And one for the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion. I actually bought a full sized of this one a little while ago, will post that entire haul soon.

Last year when I got a similar window, I was slightly irritated, this year I know that it’s because the extra money is needed for another window. Which is exciting.

I always save these satchels, I literally have a pile of face satchels. They’re great to have handy if I need to go away for a while, since I then won’t have to bring entire jars/tubs/tubes with me

Ciao

Window 14 – 2013

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The fourteenth window gave me…
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2 facial mask satchels.
One Vitamin E sink-in moisture mask
One Vitamin C Microdermabrasion.
I also got a coupon for 20% off on a full sized one.

I already have the vitamin E one and I really like it.
I’ve always wanted to try products from the Vitamin C series. So I’m looking forward to that.

Ciao

First impression: Vitimin E Sink In Moisture Mask

In my last post I mentioned some things I got/bought for my birthday.
I’ve tried some of them and here is a firts impression of the Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask from The Body Shop

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icture from The Body Shop’s Homepage

 

The description says to Put on a thin layer, leave on for about 10 minutes and then just wipe of the excess. So when I tried this, that’s what I did, except I left it on for about 20 minutes.

My first thought instantly was “wow, my skin is really smooth now”. Before using this I had some dry and even some flaky parts on my face, but after only one use those were gone, even now  4 days later they haven’t returned. So I’ll definetly use this more to see if it works in the long run. I’m also thinking of using it as an overnight mask, putting it on in the evening and then sleeping on my back with this on. Since it is a sink in mask I don’t really believe you can leave it on for too long.

I did notice that while it sunk in well it left a kind of sticky residue, so while it probably works as a night moisturiser I wouldn’t use it in the day.
The texture is gelly, i found that the best way of getting it up from the tub wasnt to sweep my finger in it but tap my finger into it.
So far I can’t say much about the scent since I haven’t decided what I think of it yet, but there will be a more elaborate review when I’ve tried this more.

Having tried only this product from the Vitamin E series makes me want to try more of them, Facial wash, hand treatment and body butter, to mention some.

Ciao

New products from my birthday.

Last friday was my birthday, I turned 21.

My boyfriends father and his girlfriend gave me a sort of goodiebag. It contained lots of nice little products, and what they referred to as “the real gift” – a giftcard to The Body Shop.
Here I have some pictures of the things from the bag and the products I bought with the giftcard (and some extra money)

I’ll start with the goodiebag. When I got the bag and started looking at the things, she said “I thought you needed something to blog about.”

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Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo and Conditioner – 50 ml of each.
Strengthening and Repair

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Depend Hand Cream – Day
Nails Inc. London Nail polish in Cambridge Terrace
ORLY Nail polish in Sheer Nude

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balance Me Wonder eye cream
Acne Killer Peel off Mask

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Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink
Model co Cheek and lip tint in Rosy Red
Mschic lip pencil, it doesnt say a name but it’s fuchsia colored
Elite Models Intensity Eye Liner, black and waterproof

Now we’ll move on to my new Body Shop Products

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Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Body Scrub in Vinyard Peach (LOVE LOVE LOVE the scent)
They had an offer so when I bought the lotion and scrub I got a free Shower Gel.

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Satsuma Shower Gel – I actually got this when I bought a Chocomania Scrub and Body Butter, but I included it here anyway.
Vitamin E Sink in moisture mask – I’ve needed a Moisture Mask for sooo long, so I felt that when it’s soon winter I had to get one.
A facial massager.
They also gave me a free perfume sample – White Musk, Smoky Rose

Aside from theese products I’ve also bought a chocomania scrub and body butter recently, but I forgot to take pictures of those.

 

Tonight I’m having a relaxing night at home so I’ll try a few of these products, like the vinyard peach ones, the hair products and the moisture mask and facial massager. But I will be back with pictures and reviews of all of these.

Ciao

 

Nails and sleep

Today I removed my gold polish, so tomorrow I’ll redo my nails. Any wishes on a mani you’d like to see?
I’d like to do something with turquoise. But have no ideas other than that. Maybe turquoise with a bird on or something. Any ideas?

Today when I got home there was a package lying on top of my laptop. It contained this:

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A sleeping mask from Daydream.
I actually didn’t think anyone would listen to my plea the other day, but a friend of mine did. So I hope that tonight I’ll be able to sleep properly.

Some persons I’ve talked to about this mask have asked me what’s so special with the daydream masks and what’s separating them from the cheaper sleeping masks that are availible in the town where I live.Since I have one of these cheaper masks I’ve made a comparison picture.

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Firstly the fabric is different, the daydream mask is thicker and firmer and the material is soft towards the eyes instead of silky.
The Daydream mask is smaller and fits better over the eyes., the other mask goes a bit over half my face.
The Daydream mask have two adjustable straps, the other mask has one non-adjustable strap that lost it’s elasticity after about 4 uses
The Daydream mask has foam rubber by the nose to block light from entering.

The last one is mainly the one that made me hate my earlier mask, it let in to much light at the nose part.

Since I got the mask today I obviously haven’t tried it yet, I’ve tried it on but haven’t slept with it yet. I hope it lives up to my expectations. I’ll update this post tomorrow after trying it one night.

*Edit*
After sleeping with the mask I can only say that I’ve slept better than I’ve done in a couple of weeks. So I love it!

Ciao

Sleeping like a baby.

That can sum up my last weeks.
And to remove confusion, I’m sleeping really bad.
I know the expression “Sleeping like a baby” usually indicates that you’ve been sleeping good, but come on! Babys wake up all the time, so it should mean that you sleep bad.

The last few weeks I’ve been having a really hard time sleeping, I wake up several times during the night, usually because it’s to light in the room. My sleeping mask lets in light on the sides of the nose, so it’s pretty much useless. I need a better sleeping mask but can’t currently afford one. So if anyone is feeling like a happy samaritan, or feels like giving me a late christmas gift you’ll earn a permanent place in my heart. (*wink* *wink*)

 

But now to the the real post.

I’ve gotten in to a class to become a receptionist. (at least that’s what I think I’ll choose, I have a few choices)
The class is 8:30-16:00 monday-friday and I’ve finished the first week. So far it feels good but I’ve been exausted when I’ve gotten home. Hence the bad blogging – please ignore the fact that the class doeasn’t cover why I was absent on the blog the entire month of January.

I’ll try updating more from now on, I’m just dry on ideas ans I have about 4 hours total every day where I don’t have any plans, and those are not consecutive usually its two before dinner and 2 after dinner. So that’s all the time I have for, going home,, grocery shopping, cleaning, dishes, laundry, the gym, reading, blogging, spending time with friends, showering…
I think you get the point.
But I like having something to do during the days, I just hope it actually leads to work. Right now I just feel like a cold beer with some friends though, or just a cold beer at home, or just a beer.

This week I’ll try to show off some nice makeup looks. Are there any color in particular you’d like to see? I’ll also try to do at least one nail post.
Maybe a few product reviews if I can decide on which products. I’ll definetly do an eye post soon, no sleep make my eyes sad.

I’m also waiting to hear from two of my friends. I gave them some products for christmas and asked them to give me a review on them for the blog. They might have forgotten, but we’ll see.

Ciao

Window Number 21 – 2012

In the 21:th window we found.

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Warmin Mineral Mask – 100 ml

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I have this mask already, but mine’s almost emoty, so this is great.
I use a facial mask once a a and often reach for this one if I’m not in need of any special target area. This is for all  skin types and when you rub it on your skin it really gets warm. It smells nice of eucalyptus and I always feel fresh and glowing after I’ve used this. The texture is a bit runnier than a clay but it still feels like one, and since it is a clac mask that is good.

If I have time in all the christmas things that is to be done I’ll do a christmas manicure tonight.

Ciao

My current facial masks

As the title says this id a post about my facial masks.

My skin is normal, it’s not dry neither oily it doesn’t break out a lot and isn’t red.

So I actually don’t need a mask that often, I use them more for the luxurious and relaxing feeling of it when I take a bath sometimes.

I currently have three masks

The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask
The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask
Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask

The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

This is the one I use the least.
This one is for combination/oily skin.
If the skin on my face is oily I use this, that’s about it. I think it’s a good mask and it cleanses pretty good – it is a deep cleansing mask.
However this mask can sting on the parts of your face where you have problems like break out and such, for me this one sting mostly around my nose since that’s the most prroblematic part of my face. I have no problems with mask that you get a burning/stingy feeling though. I just think it’s proof that it cleans.
I would recomend this mask, but only if you have oily skin, it’s a bit to drying for my normal skin and if you have dry skin don’t use this one!
It smells sort of rough, I only think of salt water when I smell it, I guess that’s because of the seaweed. It’s that sharp ocean smell you get when you get close to a beach or a harbour with lots of seaweed drying  in the sun, just without the sun smell. I don’t really like the scent and that’s another reason to why I don’t use it. It just doesn’t smell good for me, wich is weird because I love the smell of harbours and beaches.
The texture of this one is like clay, it’s pretty hard. wich I actually don’t like in masks, i think the should be easy to put on the face an just glide on.
This mask dries in about 10-20 minutes when you’ve applied it to your face. I usually leaves it on until it’s dry and then wash it of.

The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask

Now this one I actually really like. I try to use it once a week, but usually I use it once or twice every month instead. It’s a deep cleansing mask and it contains kaolin clay, and when you rub it on your face the cirkulations of the mask makes it warming which I think feels so luxourious.
This one also cleanses good while feeling so good on your skin, it’s smooth and warm and ut doesn’t dry. Whenever I feel like treating my face to something, this is what I use.
It smells like eucalyptus and the texture is smooth. Allthough sometimes I feel this one is too runny.
It’s for all skin types and I really recomend this one. And for an extra boost of anti oxidants and I lovely chocolate smell, mix it with some cacao powder in a small bowl or your hans before applying it to your face.

Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask

This is the one I use the most. I use this between 1-3 times every week as a part of my nightly skin care routine. Its a cleaning mud mask that dries in about 10-15 minutes.
It smells like oranges and bergamott, mostly oranges acording to me. It smells really good.
The texture is just like I want it somewhere between the other two. It glides on smooth but it’s still a firm paste.
I would recomend this to everybody. It’s a really nice mask.

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So all the masks I have are deep cleansing.
What I really need is a moisturizing mask.

Does anyone have any tips on good moisturizing masks?
Preferably powder masks, but not necessarily.

I love comments. They make me happy!

Ciao