21 January 2017

A review of every Superdrug facemask

A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

This post is something that I've been planning, and piecing together for months now. I don't know about you, but a Superdrug facemask was always a staple of a teenage sleepover. They're fun, cheap and cater for a whole range of skin types. Now that I'm in my twenties, it seems to be all about buying expensive face mask pots, filled with golden flakes and exotic ingredients. But sometimes all you want is to pop into Superdrug, pick up a little face mask and have a pamper evening. So I've spent the last couple of months trying out every single one they sell in their range to let you know what's hot and what's not.



A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

For: all skin types.
Smell: fresh, zesty orange.
Texture: slightly lumpy clay mask. Contains bits of orange peel that you can feel.
Dries: hard and lighter in colour. Makes my sensitive skin sting a little.
Effect: Could feel it exfoliating my skin as I took it off. Skin feels tight and looks a little red.



A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

Smell: fresh, can smell the aloe vera.
Texture: smooth and cooling.
Dries: Stayed wet to the touch despite keeping it on for 20 minutes. It started to dry in places and had tiny cracks. Easy to remove; gently.
Effects: Skin feels soft and plump and looks clear.


For: all skin types
Smells: like fruit salad Chewits
Texture: sticky! It stays very wet, and even dripped off of my face. 
Dries: tight. Took 30 minutes to dry so that I could peel it off, rather than the 10-20 that the packet advised.
Effect: skin was shiny.


A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

For: sensitive skin
Smell: fresh
Texture: smooth, clay
Dries: stung slightly as it dried, even though it's recommended for sensitive skin. 
Effects: skin left feeling a little dry.



A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

For: normal to dry skin
Smells: exactly like a dark chocolate Terry's chocolate orange
Texture: like melted chocolate. You use a different application to a normal face mask as you need your face to be wet before applying it. A very wet, smooth face mask.
Dries: self heats as soon as it touches your face. Stays wet and glossy. Dripped off me and onto my clothes.
Effects: easy to remove. it calmed down my spots and made my T-zone less greasy.



A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

For: oily skin
Smells: like unpleasant, harsh minerals
Texture: very wet and smooth
Dries: tight and smooth to the touch. You can however see where it's sunk into my pores.
Effects: skin a bit dry, but was great for my T-zone. Sucked the oil/pus (grim, I know) out of some newbie spots I had forming. My pores looked a lot cleaner.



A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

Smells: fresh, like a spa. Very mineral-y
Texture: thick and mud like. Feels a little lumpy on your hands but smooths out over your face.
Dries: hard and lighter in colour. Tightens.
Effects: soothed my sensitive skin and made my spots less oily

8.) White Chocolate Mousse Mask
Smells: not very nice. A little like alcohol and not at all chocolatey.
Texture: smooth
Dries: unsure. Had allergic reaction to the mask as soon as I put it on and had to remove it instantly. The mask is no longer on Superdrug's website so perhaps other people reacted badly and they've discontinued it.


A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

For: all skin types
Smells: like fresh apples and berries
Texture: smooth and sticky
Dries: smooth - peels off all in one. Takes about half an hour to dry enough to peel off.
Effect: my face was blemish-free the next morning. It dried all of my whiteheads out.




A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

Smells: fresh
Texture: creamy, almost like a moisturiser
Dries: doesn't really dry, it sinks into the skin a little instead.
Effect: skin is soft, plumped and hydrated




A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

For: oily and blemish prone skin
Smells: like tea tree. Fresh and clean scent.
Texture: smooth and thick.
Dries: tight and hard. You can see that it sinks into your pores.
Effects: skin looks clean and clear, but feels very dry. 


12.) Superfruits Exfoliating Mask

A review of every facemask in Superdrug's own-brand range. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

For: all skin types
Smells: like a sweet, fresh smoothie
Texture: rough because of the strawberry seeds it contains for exfoliation. Thick and creamy.
Dries: stings my sensitive skin a little whilst drying. It goes hard, tight, and a light purple colour.
Effects: pores are clearer and skin is soft, but a little red.

Now that I've tried all of them, I would definitely repurchase the: anti-ageing moisture mask, detoxifying dead sea mineral mask, de-stressing mud mask and black lava peel-off mask. These four all suited my combination, sensitive skin. 

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19 January 2017

3 Bloggers Whose Content I'm loving this month

3 bloggers whose content I'm loving this month (Jan 2017). Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

This year I'm determined to share the love for/with my fellow bloggers a little more. Retweeting fab posts on Twitter, loving things on Bloglovin and actually taking the time out to comment on Instagram posts are all things I want to get more involved in. I've also decided to set up this little monthly round-up of blogs that I've been loving.  

It seems like I've read a tonne of blog posts recently, but hardly any have totally stuck in my mind. As soon as I considered writing this post however, there were three bloggers that instantly came to mind ...

18 January 2017

January Sales Picks

January sales picks from The Body Shop, New Look and Ann Summers. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

January sales picks from The Body Shop, New Look and Ann Summers. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

January sales picks from The Body Shop, New Look and Ann Summers. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

January sales picks from The Body Shop, New Look and Ann Summers. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

January sales picks from The Body Shop, New Look and Ann Summers. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

January sales picks from The Body Shop, New Look and Ann Summers. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk


It's the week of Blue Monday, so to try and perk me (and you all) up a little bit, I've decided to write a post on the best part of January: the sales. Amidst the dreary weather, dark afternoons and metaphorical belt-tightening, we're faced with a glimmer of hope. Every time I walk through the high street at the moment I'm bombarded with an array of bold, in-your-face signs, screaming 'FURTHER REDUCTIONS', '50% OFF', 'SALE CONTINUES' and the suchlike. 

As I went back to work on Boxing Day (I know, I let out a sniffle at that too), I had no opportunity to get involved in the mania of the post Christmas sales. But, I'm kind of glad. Although I missed out on the infamous LUSH sale, I got to head into the shops when everything was a bit calmer, and get some deals that were a bit better than the week or two before. Yas. 

January has definitely been a little tight on the funds for me, so my sale picks are brief, but in my mind still very beautiful.

First up are my two beauty picks. The Body Shop is one of my all time favourite brands. It's the first brand that really got me into beauty and I always fall in love with their festive range. My boyfriend actually picked me up some bits from the Frosted Berries range for Christmas, so I was all set on that front, but I wanted to give the Spiced Apple range a go. Their Spiced Apple shower gel was at the top of my sales wishlist. I always find that The Body Shop's shower gels last forever and make my skin feel and smell amazing. This was in the sale for £2.50 aka an absolute steal. Alongside it, I decided to give the Spiced Apple lip balm (£2) a go. My lips have been oh-so dry recently and I needed something to pop into my handbag for work. This basically makes my lips smell like apple crumble, so I've fallen a little bit in love. 

My Spring wardrobe is looking a little shabby and very bare at the moment, so I scoured the fashion shops in hunt of a good deal on some nice picks. Overall I have to say that I was really quite disappointed ... until I headed into New Look. I can always trust this to have my back. I picked up a striped turtle neck top (£3!) which I've already fallen in love with. It's cosy, simple and it's makes me feel totally Parisian when paired with a red lip. It's also now down to £1 in the NL sale! After I found this, I couldn't resist picking up my second turtleneck. This time however it was a dark grey mottled cropped one (£7). I'm not sure which I love more. 

And finally, I stepped totally out of my comfort zone by picking up the most gorgeous bra from Ann Summers. Usually I pop in, have a peek at a price tag and run back out again. I know there's a lot of hype about the store, but you really can get underwear that's just as nice from ASOS or Forever 21 for a fraction of the price. This time however I decided to treat myself. This red underwired lacy bra is so pretty and sexy I could cry. 

Here's my Youtube video all about my sales picks:


What did you pick up in the January sales?

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