Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Boots: Face and Hair Masks
Over the past few months I've started getting into face masks, and recently into hair masks. I love using face masks (my favourite being from Lush) but decided to try these little sachets from Boots. As you all probably know, Boots do 3-for-2 deals all the time, and I snagged these up but they only cost about £1 each. They also have another face mask in strawberry but I didn't get it as I mainly wanted the hair masks and because of the 3-for-2 thing. I will get it eventually.
With the face mask, I never use the whole of one up in a sachet as half of it will cover my face just fine and make it last longer. I've used it twice now and it's lovely. It's made up of Rosemary and Witch Hazel. I've always known witch hazel's meant to be good for the skin, but never really thought about rosemary. It obviously smells nice, and it's a thick paste which spreads evenly across your face. I left it on for a bit longer than five minutes, and it was dry and easy to wash off leaving my skin feeling lovely and soft. I don't know if it's doing anything special for my skin compared to other masks though, but I enjoy using them and find my skin does look better whenever I use them, I just have terrible skin in general anyway.
With the hair masks, well they weren't both hair masks but I'm calling them that, they both made my hair feel better. I'm trying to take better care of my hair lately, as eventually I want to donate it. It's long enough to cover my breasts if I want to go all Lady Godiva, which I won't! I used to dye it all the time since I was about 12 or 13, so that's nearly ten years I've been dying it! Okay so I wasn't bleaching it all the time, but since I've stopped it does feel and look better, and now I'm using these hair masks to help it feel even softer. I also don't straighten it much anymore, and only half dry my hair with the hair dryer.
The samphire & Sea Minerals Hydrating hair mask, and Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine conditioner both made my hair feel super soft after using them! And also a little bit shinier. I didn't use them both at the same time though, I was scared of using too much on my hair. I've adopted the less is more with my hair shampoo, but lather the ends of it in conditioner and didn't want to use anything else. Unlike the face mask, I used all of these sachets up in one go, since my hair is so long, but could probably half them if my hair was shoulder length. It really does work on my hair though, for some strange reason (probably because I use to dye it?) the hair by the nape of my neck is coarser than the rest of my hair and when shorter it has more of a kink to it, and these products really helped soften it, I can't stop running my hands through my hair!
So if you fancy having little mini spa days for cheap, pop into Boots and get these. They're fun to try out and I might get them every now and then, but will probably invest in products that have a few goes in them in the long run rather than buying little sachets all the time. And if you would like some for free, they're also part of my giveaway, check it out!