Mask of the Month: Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Final Review.

I’ve decided since I have nothing bad to say about this mask, this will be my final review and I’ll have some related posts coming up for the remainder of the month! Exciting – I know.

The lowdown:

  • Price: $19.99¬†Priceline,¬†Woolworths, $15.99 at¬†Chemist Warehouse, $22.00¬†Coles¬†($14.00 sale price). Pack contains 5 masks – approx $4.00 per mask.
  • Target/Aim: ‘… to¬†provide long lasting moisture to help skin look hydrated, radiant and glowing’
  • Skin Type: Suited for¬†Dry Skin¬†but aimed at any skin that needs moisture.
  • Smell:¬†The smell is somewhat like cherry medicine scent – like the rest of the Hydro Boost range. It doesn’t linger nor do I find it unpleasant.
  • Texture:¬†Each is a stretchy cloth mask that feels slippery and like gel.
  • Colour: White and the gel is clear.
  • Directions:¬†“To use, remove mask and unfold gently stretching the fabric cloth to cover your entire face, press lightly with finger tips to set in place and relax for 15 minute allowing the essence nourish your skin. Ideal for use at night, once the fabric mask is removed the concentrated formula works beneath the skin to continuously hydrate whilst you sleep.”

What the packaging says:

Use after cleansing, open pack, take out mask and unfold.
Gently stretch the mask leftwards and rightward to cover your entire face.
Press lightly with fingertips to set in place over face. Relax for 15mins and remove mask. Manage remaining maskhydrating essence on face. There is no need to rinse off the essence. Discard the sheet after use. Ideal for use at night.

New Information:

  • Application:¬†I’m getting better at applying it now. I’m not being so delicate with it and I’m really impressed at how it hasn’t ripped.
  • Dry Time:¬†I kept this mask on for 20 – 25 minutes
  • 5 mins in:¬†Still haven’t gotten used to the cold shock of when I apply it. But because I was just relaxing playing xbox and not really moving my mouth etc around much, I didn’t have an issue with the moustache strip becoming loose.
  • 10 mins in:¬†Still nice and stuck to my face!
  • Just before removal:¬†Once I felt like I’d had enough of the mask, I simply peeled it off. Easy Peasy!
  • Removal process:¬†Easy Peasy!
  • Instant results:¬†My skin felt super nice and squidgy, like always.
  • 10 mins after:¬†I wanted to see how well this mask worked with other products so I used the night cream from the Hydro Boost line with this mask. It felt so good!
  • Next morning:¬†I think because I used the night cream as well, my skin was just in hydro heaven.
  • Visible change:¬†Skin is very supple. No dry areas.

 

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I’m becoming desensitised by the freaky-ness of this mask. I really love the Hydro-Boost sheet masks. Used in conjunction with the other products from this line I can see that my skin will just love me for it.

I used the night and day moisturiser this time with the mask and can’t wait to do a review of all the products at once! They’re perfect for people with dry skin or just anyone who needs a moisture boost! With winter coming up I think a moisturising mask once a week can really improve things!

I’ll be doing a full review on the range soon!

Tonight I played some xbox with my partner. We played a few games – it was really fun. One in particular called ‘Cactus’ that I really liked. It reminds me of ‘Hero’s Duty’ from Wreck it Ralf mixed with ‘Sugar Rush’ also from WiR. The characters are all super cute girls with guns and its a basic top down shooter game. I think I might do a review of it. So keep an eye out for that in the future if you’re interested.

Here are a few photos from the game. Its really fun and easy to play for someone who might not be as experienced.

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Mask of the Month: Neutrogena Hydro-boost week 2 review

Back at it again with the white face mask! This time I slept with it on! keep reading to see my results. This is such a fun mask! Such little effort but such good results!

The lowdown:

  • Price: $19.99¬†Priceline,¬†Woolworths, $15.99 at¬†Chemist Warehouse, $22.00¬†Coles¬†($14.00 sale price). Pack contains 5 masks – approx $4.00 per mask.
  • Target/Aim: ‘… to¬†provide long lasting moisture to help skin look hydrated, radiant and glowing’
  • Skin Type: Suited for¬†Dry Skin¬†but aimed at any skin that needs moisture.
  • Smell:¬†The smell is somewhat like cherry medicine scent – like the rest of the Hydro Boost range. It doesn’t linger nor do I find it unpleasant.
  • Texture:¬†Each is a stretchy cloth mask that feels slippery and like gel.
  • Colour: White and the gel is clear.
  • Directions:¬†“To use, remove mask and unfold gently stretching the fabric cloth to cover your entire face, press lightly with finger tips to set in place and relax for 15 minute allowing the essence nourish your skin. Ideal for use at night, once the fabric mask is removed the concentrated formula works beneath the skin to continuously hydrate whilst you sleep.”

What the packaging says:

Use after cleansing, open pack, take out mask and unfold.
Gently stretch the mask leftwards and rightward to cover your entire face.
Press lightly with fingertips to set in place over face. Relax for 15mins and remove mask. Manage remaining maskhydrating essence on face. There is no need to rinse off the essence. Discard the sheet after use. Ideal for use at night.

New Information:

  • Application:¬†This week I didn’t care so much about getting the mask smooth on my face, I didn’t care if it was wrinkled, I just wanted to make sure that there was no air pockets like last time.
  • Dry Time:¬†This time I slept with it on. Which turned out better than I thought.
  • 5 mins in:¬†When you first apply this, its so cold, so that kind of woke me up a bit, but after a few minutes, its room temperature because of your body heat. It feels refreshing.
  • 10 mins in:¬†Because I’m laying down, the strip between my nose and lip wasn’t such a big issue.
  • Just before removal:¬†So I slept with it on for approx 7 hours and it actually went really well, I thought it’d fall off in the night and I’d end up with a soggy pillow, but that wasn’t the case! Because the gel and the fabric work well together it is the right amount of ‘sticky’ and it didn’t slide around my face at all!
  • Removal process:¬†Super easy!
  • Instant results:¬†My skin felt so supple. A good kind of squidgy? I could feel the moisture being sucked in by my dry skin. It was a nice way to wake up with nice fresh skin.
  • 10 mins after:¬†I was running late this morning so I went straight into my skincare and makeup routine. Makeup applied really nicely over the fresh skin.
  • Next morning:¬†N/A
  • Visible change:¬†It seemed to counteract some redness and obviously my dry patches weren’t so bad.

This mask contains 6x more hyaluronic acid (the moisture stuff) than the hydro-boost serum. (which I also own) so I’m pretty keen on getting some supple skin!

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I’d just applied the mask here, and as you can see there are air pockets around the eye area and bridge of the nose. This is something that I wanted to try and stop. So I re arranged it. I also thing it looks better when the eye cut outs are a big bigger. There is something just super creepy about this top image – I think its the lack of brows.. and expression. Just super creepy.

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Here I’ve re-arranged the mask so theres less air pockets. It looks less creepy too. Shout out to my main man Thomas (the seal in the background) for making an appearance in todays blog post!

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Here I am with my trusty cat pillow ready for a good nights sleep! I made sure to leave a little bit extra space around my nose – I was a little worried of suffocating – spoiler alert, I’m alive!

The only down side I can see to sleeping with it on, is I don’t know when to do my night time skin care – usually I do it before bed, but I didn’t want to interrupt the mask. I think next time I’ll just have to take a nap with it on. Ahh, the things I do for the blog!

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Mask Of the Month: Neutrogena Hydro Boost week 1 review

First review of the sheet mask! It is a beautiful mix of scary and ugly when wearing it. Keep that in mind.

The lowdown:

  • Price: $19.99¬†Priceline,¬†Woolworths, $15.99 at¬†Chemist Warehouse, $22.00¬†Coles¬†($14.00 sale price). Pack contains 5 masks – approx $4.00 per mask.
  • Target/Aim: ‘… to¬†provide long lasting moisture to help skin look hydrated, radiant and glowing’
  • Skin Type: Suited for¬†Dry Skin¬†but aimed at any skin that needs moisture.
  • Smell:¬†The smell is somewhat like cherry medicine scent – like the rest of the Hydro Boost range. It doesn’t linger nor do I find it unpleasant.
  • Texture:¬†Each is a stretchy cloth mask that feels slippery and like gel.
  • Colour: White and the gel is clear.
  • Directions:¬†“To use, remove mask and unfold gently stretching the fabric cloth to cover your entire face, press lightly with finger tips to set in place and relax for 15 minute allowing the essence nourish your skin. Ideal for use at night, once the fabric mask is removed the concentrated formula works beneath the skin to continuously hydrate whilst you sleep.”

What the packaging says:

Use after cleansing, open pack, take out mask and unfold.
Gently stretch the mask leftwards and rightward to cover your entire face.
Press lightly with fingertips to set in place over face. Relax for 15mins and remove mask. Manage remaining maskhydrating essence on face. There is no need to rinse off the essence. Discard the sheet after use. Ideal for use at night.

New Information:

  • Application:¬†When removing the mask from the packaging its really slimy and slippery. But easy to peel apart and put on your face. It is however quite cold, so keep that in mind!
  • Dry Time:¬†Recommended to leave the mask on for 15 minutes, I put mine on and watched a movie.
  • 5 mins in:¬†The gel had warmed up to body temp so its not so cold anymore, but it does feel refreshing.
  • 10 mins in:¬†All good. Although, the strip between the nose and the mouth – so the mask moustache keeps falling down onto my lips, its just annoying that I have to keep pressing it on to my face and re-arranging that little section.
  • Just before removal:¬†The mask still has a heap of gel in it. I don’t want to waste it.
  • Removal process:¬†SUPER EASY! How satisfying. Its only taken three months to get a super easy mask. I peeled it off the squeezed out any remaining gel and rubbed it into my d√©colletage and neck. I didn’t want to waste the product. I also massaged the gel on my face into my skin.
  • Instant results:¬†Super refreshed! – The gel sits on your face until you rub it in. It slowly sinks in.
  • 10 mins after:¬†No reaction! Skin feels soft, and a little tacky? but not gross or sticky.
  • Next morning:¬†Still smooth and no reaction. I might try sleeping with the mask on..
  • Visible change:¬†Skin looks refreshed. I did this mask at night before bed.

 

This mask contains 6x more hyaluronic acid (the moisture stuff) than the hydro-boost serum. (which I also own) so I’m pretty keen on getting some supple skin!

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I tried really hard to get a nice photo. This is the best I could do. The mask has enough give that it can fit most face shapes/sizes. There was excess fabric on mine.

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Its almost impossible to get a smooth application, however it doesn’t change the results. One of the things I’ll have to try for next time is making sure it all touches my skin and doesn’t stretch over it. you can see the ‘air bubbles’ around my eye sockets. Annoying.

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Who doesn’t love a bad skin, bad lighting selfie? This is what the skin looks like when the mask is removed. Fresh and juicy. mmmm.

The gel is super easy to massage into the skin. I think I’m really going to enjoy using these masks once a week.

Do you have experience with sheet masks? or know of any other good hydrating products? I’d love to know!

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Mask of the Month: Neutrogena HydroBoost Sheet mask

Time for a new mask! I’m surprised my skin is still in such good condition! After last weeks debacle my skin is need of some nutrients and a little bit of TLC so this month I’ll be focussing on the Neutrogena Hydro Boost – Sheet Masks!

The lowdown:

  • Price: $19.99 Priceline, Woolworths, $15.99 at Chemist Warehouse, $22.00 Coles ($14.00 sale price). Pack contains 5 masks – approx $4.00 per mask.
  • Target/Aim: ‘… to¬†provide long lasting moisture to help skin look hydrated, radiant and glowing’
  • Skin Type: Suited for¬†Dry Skin but aimed at any skin that needs moisture.
  • Smell:¬†The smell is somewhat like cherry medicine scent – like the rest of the Hydro Boost range. It doesn’t linger nor do I find it unpleasant.
  • Texture:¬†Each is a stretchy cloth mask that feels slippery and like gel.
  • Colour: White and the gel is clear.
  • Directions:¬†“To use, remove mask and unfold gently stretching the fabric cloth to cover your entire face, press lightly with finger tips to set in place and relax for 15 minute allowing the essence nourish your skin. Ideal for use at night, once the fabric mask is removed the concentrated formula works beneath the skin to continuously hydrate whilst you sleep.”

What the packaging says:

Use after cleansing, open pack, take out mask and unfold.
Gently stretch the mask leftwards and rightward to cover your entire face.
Press lightly with fingertips to set in place over face. Relax for 15mins and remove mask. Manage remaining maskhydrating essence on face. There is no need to rinse off the essence. Discard the sheet after use. Ideal for use at night.

Pre Thoughts:

I’m really excited to try this! I’ve been super keen to try a sheet mask. I’m looking forward to using a product aimed at moisture as I do have quite dry skin. I hope this will be a no mess mask as the others have been a little messy.

Have you ever used a sheet mask? I can’t wait! Let me know how you went!

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Monthly Masks!

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I’m so excited to be starting up a series on my blog for you guys! As you might have guessed from the title, I’ll be reviewing a mask (face mask or maybe a hair mask – oh the possibilities). There will be a range of different types of masks and hopefully some that everyone can enjoy! I have a list of some that I’ll be reviewing but if you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments!

I don’t have a strict skincare regime but I must say a face mask once or twice a week has become my little secret to fresh looking and feeling skin. But we’ll just keep that our little secret, yeah?

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Like I said there will be a range of different masks that I’ll be trying out and they will be at a lot of different price points. Hopefully whilst I’m on my mask hunt I’ll find some cheaper alternatives to some higher end masks for you! I really am so excited! I’ve got a range of different types all ready to go that range from: clay, charcoal, sheet mask and even some peel masks, I’ve also got some classic creamy masks and some good DIY masks for you to try out, too!

I’ll be starting the series with the newly risen to fame cult classic ‘SWISSE¬†Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask’. There has been a lot of buzz about this product in particular and I thought It’d be a great spot to start off!

As I have dry skin, I’ll be trialling masks that are more suited towards that and also masks for ‘all skin types’ but I’ll also be doing a few cult classic masks that are more suited to oily skin to see if there are any side effects to dry skin gals/guys using them.

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Priceline 40% off Skincare Sale Haul

The first 40% off sale of the year has just been and gone at Priceline, did you pick anything up?

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Like most of these sales I have a mental list in my head, walk into the store then forget everything! I walked into Priceline with the intent on buying something, I got four things (3 from the same range) and one other that is probably one of the most talked about items of the moment for me and that is the Swiss Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask With Charcoal & Kaolin Clay.¬†I’m in a few beauty groups on Facebook and about 2 weeks ago this was all any body was posting about. I don’t usually jump on the hype train but I love face masks, especially ones that I can put on, watch an episode or two of something, wait until it hardens and wash it off feeling refreshed and hope my skin doesn’t hate it! I’m yet to try this, but will let you know what I think!

The other items I picked up belong to the¬†Neutrogena Hydro Boost¬†range. I’ve talked about their day and night creams before¬†(read it here)¬†and have been eyeing off the rest of the range ever since. I recently picked up their sheet masks and I’ve fallen in love with them so I decided to pick up the remaining products from the range! I got the¬†Moisturising Foaming Cleanser, Water Gel with SPF 15 UVA/UVB and the¬†Eye Roll-On.¬†I’ve not tried them on my face yet, only tested them on the back of my hand. They have the same satisfying scent as the other products and my hand has never felt so revitalised! If you have dry skin I highly recommend you try some products out from this range! Once I’ve used the products enough to know how they work / if they work I’ll be sure to do a post on the full range so if you’re interested make sure you stay tuned for that!

Swisse Manuka Honey Face Mask: $10.79 / $17.99AUD

Hydro Boost Cleanser: $8.99 / $14.99AUD

Hydro Boost Water Gel SPF 15: $14.99 / $24.99AUD

Hydro Boost Eye Roll-On: $11.99 / $19.99AUD

Original Cost: $77.96  Sale Cost: $46.76  Total Saving: $31.20

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