Oops, I did it again…

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…I bought another Glamglow facial mask. I got the first one a year ago and didn’t like it much (review here). But then I saw a youtube video where a girl said that Glamglow Youthmud is for people with dry skin and that Supermud is much better. Since it was someone I like and her recommendations are usually good I decided to give the other Glamglow product a try.

(By the way -I’m sorry for the generic photo. My laptop is fried so I can’t access my photos. I will upload a proper photo as soon as I can. )

Supermud is a detoxifying mud mask, much like Youthmud. It’s a clearing treatment. In fact, it resembles Youthmud a lot: the same ridiculously oversized packaging, same tacky marketing and completely random phrases written all over it, such as “Hollywood California” and “very gorgeous”. It’s also resembles Youthmud in consistency only runnier and without green tea leaves in it.It promises super sexy, super radiant skin by working on enlarged pores, problem skin, blemishes, pimples, breakouts, spots (is it me or are all of these one and the same), black and white heads, razor burns, and in-grown hair.

Does it work?

It certainly clears the skin nicely and without drying it out. My face feels and looks fresh. Many reviews mentioned a tingling sensation but I did not feel it. I usually apply a very thin layer of the product on my face and wait for it to dry. It dries quite quickly leaving the face almost unable to move.

I have two issues with this product.

1) I’m not convinced that it’s better than other clay/mud masks? For example, Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing white clay mask is an excellent product. As for blemishes, I certainly had the worst blemishes ever while using this mask.

2) It’s ridiculously overpriced for what it is and its size. I seriously believe that half of the reason this product exists is that people tell themselves that it must be good since it’s that expensive.

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Just as with the original Youthmud, I think Supermud is good but not nearly as good as people say it is. It’s a very over-hyped product. I might buy this product again, since after the initial disappointment I’ve fallen for the same marketing tick, but only if it’s on sale.

Essie – I’m Not Impressed

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Back in November I bought this Essie set in TKMaxx. I was very excited as I’ve never tried Essie before. It was a pretty good deal too.

The shades are (top photo, from left to right): Russian Roulette, Head Mistress, a metallic shade without a name, Beyond Cozy, and Bobbing for Baubles.

So, I’ve tried wearing these nail polishes with different bases and top coats and THEY CHIPS after 1 day. I’m really disappointed. I love Essie’s colours and formula. The two red shades are perfect for the holiday season. And the Beyond Cozy is a lovely beige/gold polish with tiny, tiny glitter. It doesn’t seem to dry out my nails but perhaps that’s also because I don’t have it on for more than one day since it chips so quickly. One thing I have to say is they dry almost instantly, which makes applying it very easy.

I’ve heard so much about Essie but it just doesn’t work for me. Is it just me?

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Regener8 Skin Regenerator: Vitamins for Your Hair and Skin

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Back in October I starting using Regener8 Skin Regenerator, a natural food supplement formulated by pharmacists and nutritionists to help repair and heal the skin from within. In my first impressions review I wrote that it works for scars, stretch marks, ageing and dehydrated skin and that it has a unique blend of hydrolysed collagen, seaweed, vitamins, minerals and botanicals. I received this product from Chemist Direct – a UK-based website that sells a variety of beauty and skincare products, health supplements, perfumes, toiletries and electrical items (link here).

I’ve used the entire pack and think it’s a really good product. With something like supplements it’s always difficult to see the effects. Products like this are designed to work over a long period of time. Which is why you will never see immediate effects after starting to take supplements. However, after over a month I noticed my skin and hair was looking much better. I really like how natural this product is and the fact that you can see all the ingredients thanks to a see through packaging. It’s very different from all other vitamins or food supplements I’ve tried so far. I also think it’s a good idea to take supplements that have many ingredients as vitamins or minerals often work better when taken with something else. What I didn’t like was the fact that I couldn’t find a list of ingredients or any specific information on what is inside. Also at £39.99 it’s quite expensive.

However, at the moment Chemist Direct are selling this product for £9.99 which means you save £30! (here) It’s a great bargain and if you are in the market for a new supplement this might be a good option.

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