Top 5 budget friendly face masks that actually work

Hello all you gorgeous, flesh covered, bundles of beauty.

In this post i’m going to share with you some of my favorite budget friendly face masks.
I have the most annoying skin type, combination that can be sensitive, so I need to use different masks for the different needs of my skin.

I’ll start with my most recent find and that is the Organic skincare doctor snail gel moisture mask

  •  You can get this from Holland & Barrett
  • This is one of my more pricey masks at £1.99 for a sachet or about £15-£20 for a 50ml pot
  • Best for any skin type

Even though this mask is good for all skin types it may not be the best for everyone. Not during but after use it can cause the skin to go red and have a slight sunburn feel to it. So if you don’t like a heated mask or the ‘sunburn’ feel then this one isn’t for you.
The ‘sunburn’ feel and redness only lasts up to about an hour after, for this reason I like to keep this one for times i’m not leaving the house or before bed. It leaves the skin feeling like a baby’s bum and looking noticeably radiant.

This one is another Organic skincare dotor product
and it is the dead sea mineral bio-plasma mud mask

  • Again you can get this from Holland & Barrett
  • For £3.99
  • This one is best for oily to combination skin

I dont know if this is just me beacuse my skin can be a bit senstive but this one can burn a little when first applied. It is a mud mask so its best for those with oily skin or oily areas of skin as it gets into the pores and removes excess oil which will prevent blackheads and spots. I dont use this one too often but definatly noticed a difference after using.

Another mud mask I absolutely love
and it’s the mudd (not a typo) original mask

  • I originally got this from Asda but they stopped selling it now which is annoyingly infuriating! So now I order from Ebay (ahh good old Ebay)
  • I get 12 10ml packs for about £3 and that is the cheapest I can find
  • Its best for oily to combination skin

I LOVE this mask, so much so i’ve completely run out and need to repurchase ( I couldn’t help myself and i’ve just bought more, it’s now on its way eeeeeek!). I don’t know what it is about the feel of this mask but I just really like the consistency and the way it glides on the skin. Even though clay/mud is initially used for oily skin types this for me is a good all rounder, giving my skin a fresh feel and brighter appearance after use.

I just had to metion one of these
Shhh! London blackhead peel off mask

  • I got mine from ebay ages ago so now I can’t find this brand for a price but they are all the same thing basically
  •  If you don’t mind waiting a few weeks then you can get this for as little as £1 from China, otherwise they vary in price.
  • Best for oily, acne and blackhead prone skin

This mask is very good for getting those pesky  little blackheads. This keeps the skin clear of built up oils and dead skin which can cause acne. As it’s not possible to reduce the size or get rid of pores this is a good product to help reduce the appearance of large pores.
Even though it won’t get every blackhead, you can always use a condone/blackhead remover to get the stubborn ones that are left.
You can also make your own peel off mask at home with some pva glue and activated charcoal, I have tried this method before and I would just stick to the bottle because I didn’t see much of a difference and it can be messy making the mask plus it took forever to dry. But just because something doesn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for you.
Its definitely worth a try.

I couldn’t make this list about skin care and not mention an nspa product
nspa intense hydration overnight mask

  • I get this from Asda
  • For about £6
  • It’s good for all skin types, even sensitive

This isn’t your conventional mask where you wear it for 10-15 minutes and wash it off. This one is more like a rich moisturiser. You apply it before going to bed and wake up with a face that looks completely replenished and radiant. I love the look of my skin after using this and for me it only took one use to see the effects. I have repurchased this a few times.

I sometimes also like to use a homemade mask made from various ingredients found in the kitchen. There are so many good things for your skin in raw ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, eggs, yogurt, honey, fruits and vegetables (FYI lemon juice is a amazing for brightening the skin) and there are so many different recipes to try for skins needs.

Here is a link for a couple of recipes for you to check out if your interested.

I hope you are having the best weekend!
Don’t forget to come back every Sunday for my weekly video and at the end of the month to see which drugstore product gets my seal of approval.

Here you will only ever get real opinions on drugstore brands.

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BACK 2 BASICS: Skincare

Welcome to the 1st in the series of my Back to basics episodes

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nSpa oil free moisture gel
nSpa ever youthful double action serum
nSpa intense hydration overnight mask
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How to grow long, healthy hair

I’ve been growing my hair for about 3 years now and I just wanted to share the things i’ve been doing that I think has helped me grow my long, lush locks.

Drinking water everyday is probably the most important thing you can do to grow healthy hair. In order to keep your hair and skin healthy it needs to be full of moisture and the most effective way to do that is to drink lots and lots and lots of water.

I take a vitamin called ‘hair skin nails’ that I get from Holland and Barrett, which is full of lots of goodies to help keep them healthy. I saw a slight difference but I found also combining it with a multivitamin (specifically the Healthy start vitamins for women) just gave it a boost and I really noticed the effects. My hair is softer, shinier, and just overall looks and feels better.

I suppose you know by now but split ends are a hair growers worst enemy, so getting those snipped off is a must if you want to get long hair. I dont get my hair cut at a salon I cut it myself and have done for about 4-5 years now. I am so scared that they will cut too much off and ill be back to square one. I probably cut my hair about every 3-4 months and I only cut the bare minimum off like literally the split ends. If your not used to cutting your own hair then get it done by someone who knows what they are doing. I don’t recommend just hacking away at your hair but if you feel confident in doing it yourself, then make sure to use the correct tools and do your research by watching videos on how to cut your hair. I recommend watching Bebexo’s video its pretty fool proof

Keeping your hair conditioned is so important so I like to apply a hair mask once a week. I like to use coconut oil because it has so many benefits and its my all time favourite. I also like castor oil and you can add little bit of peppermint or rosemary essential oil for a relaxing aromatherapy hair treatment. I like to do this on a sunday when I know for definate there’s no chance of the postman or delivery man catching me with a head full of oil and a face mask (its happened before) also I can keep it on all day then wash my hair in the evening and its clean and fresh to start the week.

For me this was a game changer. When I make the effort and can actually remember (coz ive got a memory worse than a goldfish!) I tip my head upside down and massage my scalp for about 4 minutes. This increases blood flow which stimulates hair growth. I did a small experiment once testing out this method. I measured the length of my hair, then over the course of 2 weeks I massaged my head every other night before bed for 4 minutes. At the end of the 2 weeks I measured my hair again and it had grown an inch and a half! IN JUST 2 WEEKS!! I highly suggest trying this experiment for yourself if you are trying to grow your hair to see if it works for you.

As important as it is to have a healthy diet and it would probably help towards hair growth. I would be a hypocrite if I told you to eat more healthy food to grow your hair. My diet isnt the best so it really wouldn’t be right of me to tell you to do something that I dont do myself.

Just saying.

I really hope this gave you some information and helps towards growing your lovely lengths.

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