The Body Shop facial mask duo review.


Hey there! So its been a while since ive done a review, and im sorry about that its what happens when things just get a bit busy! im really hoping to keep on top of things more now, cross your fingers.

Anyway, i wanted to talk about this mask duo i got at Christmas, because i have completely fallen in love with both of them! I got the body shop our finest facial mask duo £32.00 and was super pleased, having wanted to try the updated body shop face masks for a while.

In the duo you get the Himalayan charcoal purifying glow mask & the British rose fresh plumping mask. These type of masks are for sure my most used, a classic mud/charcoal one and a gel texture one. The face masks retail for £17.00 each so you dont save a massive amount buying them together but if you are gonna buy both anyway you might as well and it does also make a brilliant gift like how i got mine as its in a lovely box.

So lets start with the Himalayan charcoal purifying glow mask


Years ago, i tried the original glam glow mask and though it isnt worth the price tag (in my opinion) at all, it was still very good. Well, this mask gives it a run for its money for sure in my opinion. It is a classic mud mask, with the charcoal showing through in its colour, it also has the trait that glam glow is known for, it has bits of mud and such in it, so it isnt smooth in texture. Its easy to apply and you dont need a tonne to cover your face, and then you let it do its thing! it begins drying pretty fast, much faster than i expected it too, but while its drying you can really see it working! it also feels lovely and cooling on the skin, i do find though that the downside to this is it can be a bugger to get off! it is a real bitch to get off, its one that is best removed in the shower honestly, and you need a flannel for sure because it comes off in flakes and generally is a nightmare, but personally for me its worth it i really like it.

The British rose fresh plumping mask is another one right my ally, especially over the past year or so ive gotten very into using gel texture hydrating masks. And honestly one of my favourite things to do is to use a clay/charcoal mask then use a hydrating gel mask afterwards. And this is a really nice one, its not overpoweringly rose scented which is important because if it was too strong it would be annoying to use! but its not, its very gentle and cooling and hydrating. it also comes off very easily, which is always nice!

So yeah, all in all i really like this set of face masks, ill be sad when they run out and hope to pick up some more soon!

Cath x

What i got for christmas 2018.


Hey there! so, i hope you all had a brilliant Christmas, so i really enjoy what i got for Christmas/birthday videos and blog posts so i thought i would show you what i got this year! Of course, please remember that i am not in any way bragging, im just simply showing you what i got, which i am of course very grateful for.

In my stocking –
Its a tradition that myself and my mum buy the gifts for eachothers stockings and then open them up together in the morning.

So, inside this years stocking i got –
various shower gels.
sweet clementine candle.
blackberry soap.
santas belly shower jelly from lush.
cat face makeup bag.
tweezers.
nail oil.
pore strips.
false eyelashes.
snowman shaped blending sponge.
This is me, the greatest showman quote plaque.
sugar skull shopping bag.
harry potter colour changing lipsticks.
black tourmaline bracelet.
black cat and moon earrings.
feather earrings.
black cat earrings.
sticky notes.

Mum went a bit over board! though to be honest, so did i. we have gotten to the point in our household that things never fit in the stockings!

Next up, is what my brother got me, he really surprised me and i was in shock! with the help of my mum, he got me a hamper of various beauty gifts.

So in the hamper was the soap & glory the pink-credibles gift set, the baylis & harding christmas set, a christmas candle in a giant bauble and wrapped to the side was a giant golden snitch bath bomb & a crookshanks lip balm!

Bless him,he really wanted to do something special and he very much did.

Last, but by no means least is what my parents got me.

So my mum asked me for a list this year, normally she never does but she finds it difficult to not buy from brands i may already buy a lot from myself! so i wrote a list this time, on the list i had “lush & the body shop”. and as you can see, she did so! she got me the lush snow fairy gift set, the body shop facial mask duo himalayan charcoal & british rose and the body shop hoilday hand cream set. we then have a baylis & harding sweet mandarin & grapefruit gift set.

Finally, the urban decay elements eyeshadow palette, oh i almost cried! i had mentioned it, but mum had told me weeks ago she couldnt find it, which was fine obviously, but the week before christmas, she found it! she couldnt not give it to me, its stunning and i cant wait to play with it.

So there you have it! what i got for christmas 2018, i hope you all had a brilliant time, i had a very calm family christmas watching a lot of films!

Cath x