I got this hand mask from an Advent Calendar. I’ve never tried hand masks before and it took me a while to try this one because I suck at not touching things for a long time.
It was like wearing a moist glove for 20 minutes. Afterwards, my hands were noticeably smoother, but I found it didn’t really last more than 24 hours.
Have you ever used hand masks? Are there some that are more effective?
Since it’s 2017 now, I got this 2016 Advent Calendar from The Face Shop for more than half off.
The packaging was pretty and featured little squares for different size gifts.
Inside, everything was way more than the $20 I paid for it.
Here are all the goodies I received:
So many goodies to take care of my skin. I’ve become a bit obsessed with skincare now that I’m older. It’s never too late to take care of yourself!
I was really excited to find out that The Face Shop now has a downtown location at the Eaton’s Centre. Previously, I would have to go to Pacific Mall to obtain any Asian beauty products.
Winter really dries out my hands so I purchased this Olive & Argan oil hand cream. A little goes a long way and the sent is very light.
I also purchased more of the Real Nature face masks. A set of 15 different ones only cost $20!
I bought this Blackhead nose strip for $1 so I could get an extra discounted face mask below:
I’m excited to try this honey mask that is a different line than the Real Nature ones. Hopefully I won’t look like a pig haha!
The lady at the cash suggested I sign up for a points card so I can collect points towards future purchases. If you ever want some affordable beauty products, be sure to check out The Face Shop.
I bought these masks from The Face Shop mainly because of the adorable packaging. There’s a third, but it’s mainly for breakouts which rarely happens nowadays. Both were very affordable at $6 each.
The Pore Ghassoul Mask is made from Moroccan ingredients and supposed to remove dirt as well as smooth and even skin tone.
The bottle inside was just as cute as the packaging! When you open it up, the product inside is not so appealing in colour (it’s grey). It’s a wash-off mask that is left on for 15-20 minutes. I found it worked very well at removing any oil on my face. I didn’t really notice a difference with blackheads but my face definitely felt clean and smooth.
The Waterful Grapefruit Mask is a sleeping mask that moisturises dry skin.
It also has a charming monkey container. The product is pink like the packaging and has a citrus smell. I found my skin totally sucks this up over night and does feel smoother but doesn’t stay hydrated for that long. Therefore it’s not that skin clogging and I use it a couple times a week. You don’t need to put a lot on your face so one package can last a very long time.
When I was at the Face Shop a few weeks ago, I picked up this inexpensive nail polish set for $6ish.
Inside are three different colours labelled 1, 2, 3. They are to be applied in layers from the inner nail bed to the tip of the nail resulting in a gradient effect.
The above photo is a test with only one coat. I found the sparkles in bottle three to be a little bit too large to effectively apply on the tips-only. Otherwise, I love the colours together! You can watch me test it out in this vlog.
The full line of Face it Gradation Nail Polish is available on Amazon!