I’ve been terrible with masking my face recently but after attending the #CptBloggerMeet and being given a few StoryDerm facial masks to use, I thought I better give them a go.
The one I decided to use was the Silk Mask – Stem Cell Silk Mask. Which is for anti-ageing and repair for the skin.
I read the instructions and it said to cleanse your face thoroughly and tone as normal then to apply the cloth to your face for 15 minutes. It doesn’t give any warnings that you might look like a complete serial killer and to tread warily around other people for their safety though. As facial masks go, its a fairly simple and clean application, you simply put the cloth with 4 holes cut out (2 for the eyes, one for the nose with a flap to cover your nose and another for your mouth) onto your face and let the magical cloth which might make you feel a little silly do the work. This mask/cloth technique has been designed to shield the skin with a protective layer while increasing the temperature of the skin to promote healing, prevent moisture escaping, nourish and soften the skin. Once the 15 minutes is up you remove the cloth/mask and let the excess moisture on your skin dry naturally.
It left the skin feeling extra smooth, not oily and it lasted for a few days with normal cleansing, toning and moisturising as normal.
The StoryDerm brand is a Korean skin care brand which is distributed in South Africa by the Cherryink Group. This mask retails for R45.
Thanks Cherryink for the lovely present, I look forward to trying my other mask in due course.
Disclaimer: This product was a gift from an event attended by myself. This has not altered my view of the products in anyway. All views are my own.
Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes, however bear in mind this has not altered my view of this product in any way.
I hope you are all keeping warm and safe with this rainy weather.
I was sent the Renokin Lash Lash eyelash enhancer for review.
Firstly, I do love the packaging, though I like anything in earthy tones.
eyelash enhancer enriched with peptide complex. Helps to improve the appearance of natural lash length, fullness and thickness.
The product is a colorless, odorless gel that you apply with a small brush to your upper lash line at least once a day, after washing your face of course. It does give a soft tingly feeling after a few seconds but I’m afraid that ladies who are sensitive to most products might not like the tingling and might interpret it as an irritation or burning sensation.
I have used this product for a month now and sadly I cannot say that I have seen any change in the condition of my lashes, except for actually getting an ingrown eyelash though I doubt this was caused by the product.
I’m sorry to say, but this product is not a winner for me. If any of you Poutlings have however tried it and had good results, please let us know.
Love and light!
Yummy! Yes, that’s how I’ll start this blogpost.
Today I made a delicious peach jam with a twist. Thinking of calling it, “Sandy’s Peaches and Spice Jam”.
Here is the recipe:)
6 peaches (peeled, pitted, cut into chunks)
1,5 cups sugar (brown or white)
1 cinnamon stick
1) Chop the peeled peaches very finely or use a food processor to grind into small pieces and place into a small pot.
2) Grate rind off whole lemon and add to pot of peaches with the lemon juice squeezed from the lemon.
3) Add the sugar, cinnamon stick, half a teaspoon salt and a dash of cayenne pepper to the pot.
4) Bring all the ingredients to a boil and stir quite often. Let it boil for about half an hour until all the foam subsides and the fruit rises to the top. Keep stirring and let it cook until the jam sticks to a spoon when lifted. Then you know it’s ready. (Remember to remove the cinnamon stick before pouring into jars.)
5) Allow to cool and pour into clean jars. Let it cool down and then refrigerate.
At the recent #CptBloggerMeet one of the goodies in our fabulous goodie bags was a nail polish from Essence.
Already knowing and believing in what Essence have to offer, I had to give this one a go especially because its such a neutral colour.
I wore this a few weeks back and shared it on my Instagram here but I forgot to write a quick post on it.
This is one coat of base coat, two coats of polish and one coat of top coat.
My nails lasted a good 7 days before they started to grow out and what is better I had no chipping!
Thank you Essence for the wonderful polish.
Related reading: Optiphi Refine-Foliant
Essence – Class of 2013 – Product Review
Essence – New Products
Disclaimer: this was a part of a goodie bag that was given to me at the CptBloggerMeet, this has not altered my view of the product in anyway.