Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask REVIEW

It’s got quite the name and boasts a fair list of promises, but does the Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask live up to its claims?

This mask helps reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, uneven skin tone, and texture for smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin. A botanical blend helps replenish, nourish, and moisturize skin, while kaolin clay and magnesium sulfate help open pores and draw out impurities in an invigorating flash of heat.

The Heat Mask is targeted towards all skin types to fight dullness, texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and dehydrated skin.

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What is it?

Formulated with mineral-rich Hungarian Thermal Water, a ridiculously dreamy blend of Sunflower, Jojoba, Peach, Apricot and Rosehip oils, Shea Butter and Pomegranate extract, GATULINE® RC (a beech tree bud extract) and, lastly,  Kaolin Clay and Magnesium Sulfate. It certainly sounds like it is packed to the brim with gorgeous ingredients, but do they translate into results?

Firstly, the packaging is beautiful – the best I’ve seen from PTR yet! The green to blue ombre and gold detailing is really eye-catching and conjures images of clear, fresh waters and bright refreshed skin. The mask itself is quite a unique balm-like consistency, that needs a little warming up between the fingers before it can be spread across the face.  There isn’t any remarkable or irritating fragrance.

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After the mask has warmed up on your skin, it is very easy to spread and feels really soft and buttery on the skin. The directions state to leave the mask on for 3 minutes, and then, with wet fingertips, to massage in to activate the heating sensation. Once the heating has ceased, you then rinse off.

RESULTS

I love the way this mask feels on the skin. The formula is velvety and is only improved by the heating factor, which really makes it a relaxing and soothing experience.  My skin feels oh-so-soft and strokable after the mask has been washed off. My complexion is really bright and looking happy with a healthy glow.  I definitely noticed a difference in hydration level of my skin. My skin looked and felt nourished and plump. After a handful of uses, I can’t say that I noticed any change in fine lines or wrinkles, but I honestly wouldn’t expect to in such a short time and from the use of a mask alone.

To summarise, I really enjoy using this mask. I love the way it feels both while it is on the skin and afterwards. It is a quick mask to use and would be ideal to give your skin a glowy, healthy look before an event when you are in a pinch. The jar itself is quite large, and needing only a small amount for each application, I would imagine it to last for quite a while. I have nothing negative to say about the Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask (Well, maybe a shorter name? ;))

Does this mask sound like a winner to you?

Camille x

 

 

 

 

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were provided for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely on my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

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Glam Glow Gravity Mud #Glittermask Review

Glam Glow #GLITTERMASK Firming Treatment is a fun, glitter-filled take on their already hugely popular peel-off Gravity Mud. To be honest, I find the idea of a glitter mask a bit instagrammy and gimicky. I don’t get the whole glitter thing, I get that it looks cool, but I’m all about skincare performing effectively rather then aesthetically. Having never used the original, I can’t compare the two but let’s dive into this glitter filled baby to see what it is all about.

Hello beauties,

If you follow my socials you may have caught my time at the wonder that was MECCALAND. For my overseas readers, MECCALAND was the first of its kind here in Australia. It was a 3-day festival of beauty, filled with exclusive limited edition products, masterclasses, meet & greets with beauty gurus and so much more – it really was an unreal experience that three weeks later, I am still reeling from.

I was ridiculously lucky to be invited and flown down to Melbourne for a sneak peak, before MECCALAND was open to the public. And, as if that wasn’t enough, I received an incredible goodie bag filled with a whole heap of limited edition products. The Glam Glow #Glittermask was one of those fabulous products.

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Glam Glow #GLITTERMASK Firming Treatment is a fun, glitter-filled take on their already hugely popular peel-off Gravity Mud. To be honest, I find the idea of a glitter mask a bit instagrammy and gimicky. I don’t get the whole glitter thing, I get that it looks cool, but I’m all about skincare performing effectively rather then aesthetically. Having never used the original, I can’t compare the two but let’s dive into this glitter filled baby to see what it is all about.

#GLITTERMASK is said to visibly firm, tone and boost radiance after just one use. It is meant to leave the complexion taut, luminous and even more youthful than before. Sounds like a winner, right? But does it live up to it’s claims?

Below is a snap of my tired little mug. This was after a night of quite a few breastfeeding sessions, so my skin definitely needed some firming, lifting and brightening. And I needed a hell of a lot of coffee.

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What a potato

 

The size of the tub is the same as the other GlamGlow masks, containing 50 grams of product, which for the price does seem quite steep. However, I found that you don’t need all that much to cover your face, so it should last quite a while. The formula is black, full of glitter and smells amazing, I want to say it smells of pineapples but I can’t be sure.  The consistency is sticky and thick and reminds me slightly of a cooling gel once applied to the skin.

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It spreads like a breeze on the face, and I apply a fairly generous amount. But I’m conscious about not spreading it too thickly, otherwise it would takes hours to dry. I imagined that the glitter would be somewhat sharp or gritty on the skin, but I hardly felt it at all.

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The mask took about 30 minutes to dry and I was a little nervous to peel it off, because in the past peel off masks have basically waxed my face of all peach fluff – Not cool. Not fun. very ouch.  Butttttt, this peeled off with absolute ease, not one hair was plucked out of my little head. My skin instantly felt really fresh and bright. After glancing in the mirror my face definitely looked more firm, taut and definitely luminous.  No bags or sagging in sight.

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A brighter looking potato

In summary, I have really loved the results of the #glittermask. My skin is de-puffed, bright and more youthful. I think that this would be ideal before an event to ensure your skin is in tip-top shape. The glitter is fun, great for pictures but totally unnecessary.  It is the same price as the original so you can opt to be a glittery potato or stick to the silver. As much as I love what the mask does, I don’t think I could drop $86 on one mask  – probably because I’m on maternity leave and a little strapped for cash. However in the future there is a good chance I may look into this little sparkly black beauty again.

 

What are your thoughts about the #glittermask?

 

Camille x

 

 

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were provided for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

 

 

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Review

You probably won’t believe me when I say I don’t actually wear a lot of metallic or shimmery eyeshadows. As much as I love them, and believe me I do, my go-to are mattes.  And scorched, deliciously rich warm toned mattes, now that is what my dreams are made of. I know the market is over-saturated with warm tones, and people may be beginning to tire of the same concept over and over. But there are no complaints here. Oranges, peaches and reds really play up my blue eyes and I am not even close to getting bored of these hot fire shades.

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The Naked Heat palette caught my eye as soon as it was released and boy did it deliver. Creamy, pigmented mattes that translate on the eye and simply stunning shimmers that deliver the most beautiful looks. To this day it is one of my favourite palettes. But, having said that the shimmers just don’t get the love that they deserve from me and because my life is a little unpredictable at the moment, I find myself being drawn to more user friendly, practical and purse sized products.

Enter the Naked Petite Heat palette –  cue angelic singing.

This little pocket rocket is seriously the answer to my prayers. It boasts 6 new shades in one palm-sized little palette. But the question is, does it live up to the hype? Are the shades and formula up to the usual Urban Decay high standard? Let’s see.

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The packaging is a hard sturdy plastic with a clip closure. The front is emblazoned with flames and roses. The pan sizes are quite generous for the size of the overall product (They’re actually the same size as the naked palettes) and the mirror is really decent. tick, tick, tick.

Now, on to the important bits. There are 5 complete matte shades and one demi-matte highlight, which I think is a really clever inclusion in the palette. As expected the Naked Petite Heat is a bevy of warm shades that would compliment any eye colour.

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There is a decent amount of functionality; There are beautiful muted transition shades and rich crease colours. The darkest shade works well to create depth and is great as a liner or to smoke out your look. You may not be able to create a huge range of eye looks, but honestly, what 6 pan matte palette would give you crazy versatility with never-ending looks? Yeah, not many at all.

The formula is gorgeous. These are damn good mattes. They are smooth, buttery, pigmented and not in the slightest bit chalky. They apply really well and blend out even better.  These shadows are really fuss free, you don’t have to work to hard to get your desired effect, plus they have minimal fall out.

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The only partially negative I can mention is that it is quite possible that you may already own similar shades within your collection. I mean, they aren’t ground-breaking colours. But having said that, I think the appeal of the product is its size and having all those complimentary shades right there in your hand, in one tidy little high-quality palette.

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These days I am mostly applying my makeup in a rush so this palette is absolutely perfect for me, I cannot fault it. I think this is a great little palette for the beginner, or someone starting out with their warm-toned looks. Or, of course, someone like me, who loves warm-toned mattes and stick to the same kind of looks.

 

This smoking hot little number drops at Mecca Maxima on May 1st.

Does this tickle your fancy? Will you be adding this to your cart?

 

Camille x

 

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were provided for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

J.One Jelly Pack REVIEW

This little unassuming tube has been gaining traction in the beauty world of late. Youtubers, Bloggers and editorials alike have been raving about the J.One Jelly Pack and its benefits as a makeup primer. But does it live up to the hype?

This little unassuming tube has been gaining traction in the beauty world of late. Youtubers, Bloggers and editorials alike have been raving about the J.One Jelly Pack and its benefits as a makeup primer.  I was crazy excited to see a small tube included in my latest Maslow & Co sub box* and I just had to write about it.

What is it and where did it come from?

The Jelly Pack was developed my a Korean TV star, Ha Jiwon, who was tired of using multiple products to create the perfect canvas for makeup application. Full of nourishing ingredients like fermented black tea, peptides, hylaluronic acid, niacinamide and botanical flower waters, it is described as a’ corset for the face’ for its tightening effects. It is marketed as a multi-purpose anti-ageing hydrator that firms the skin, as well as a primer that grips to makeup for unmatched longevity.

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How does it works?

The formula is a clear sticky gel which really took me by surprise at first. I had heard it was sticky, but I hadn’t expected to spread, what felt like glue, all over my face. I found by gently patting the product over my face, the formula transformed into a cooling, slightly watery texture that was instantly absorbed. I also discovered that it works best when applied to either damp or freshly moisturised skin. Otherwise the product does seem to drag across the face which isn’t so pleasant.

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How does it perform?

I have never, and I mean never, experienced my foundation to apply so smoothly. Not only that, but my makeup sits beautifully – no cake face in sight. My huuuuuge pores are blurred, my skin is smooth and radiant. Normally my foundation shows wear throughout the day, especially around my nose and chin where oil starts to peak through. But, with this bad boy, my foundation looks fresh all day and my oil production is kept to a minimum.

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Oh-so smooth foundation application.

Overall Thoughts?

I am honestly blown away by how the Jelly Pack performs.  When products are so highly raved about, I tend to step with caution and take the claims with a grain of salt. Especially when the product also seems a bit gimmicky. But this certainly lived up to those claims and really surprised me.  I have never come across a makeup primer that ticks so many boxes. This little white bottle is a game changer.

 

Camille x

 

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation and Concealer Palette Review

Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation and Concealer Palette are the newest members of the large Loreal Infallible family. They have been out in the States for a little while now, but have only just starting landing in Australian stores. Total Cover promises a full coverage, longwear foundation that is not only matte, but completely weightless.

I know you’ve all been waiting for it… so here it is!

Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation and Concealer Palette are the newest members of the large Loreal Infallible family. They have been out in the States for a little while now, but have only just starting landing in Australian stores. Total Cover promises a full coverage, longwear foundation that is not only matte, but completely weightless.

But, do these high coverage products live up to their promises?

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Total Cover Foundation

 ‘Get up to 24 hours of full coverage with a lightweight feel and a natural finish! L’Oreal’s Infallible Total Cover Foundation blends instantly to cover dark spots, blemishes, scars, and hyperpigmentation for a flawless complexion. The foundation is formulated with highload pigments for full coverage and is enriched with Alliagel. The formula glides on and feels fresh all day. It will create the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.’

I really like the packaging. The squeezy tube really cuts down on wastage and is super hygienic. The black pattern is sleek and the clear window gives you a good idea of the colour inside. I really noticed how thick the product was by the way it feels when you shake the tube – which is really weird and did concern me a little bit.

The product itself is really really thick and mousse-y, which made me think it would be hard to blend, but it wasn’t in the slightest. I favour using a Beauty Blender to apply, as a brush did make it quite patchy. As soon as the foundation starts to spread, you can see the high level of coverage and pigment. I did notice that the foundation dries down really quickly, which can make it difficult to blend out and build up. I wouldn’t want to add too many layers, because it does start to look a little cakey. It does seem to accentuate any dryness, so it may not be ideal for you dry skinned gals. Once blended into the skin, it feels quite powdery and light. I instantly noticed that my pores looked significantly smaller. It certainly does look natural and feel weightless. I wouldn’t say it’s as full coverage as expected, as some of my freckles and scars were still detectable. But overall I really enjoy the look and feel of the foundation.

But….

After a couple of hours of wear I couldn’t help but notice how oily I looked and felt. The foundation still remained intact, but the amount of oil was actually quite disgusting. This happened regardless of what primer I wore underneath, be it a mattifying primer or a hydrating primer, the results were the same.  The longer I wore it, the oilier it became and it did start to go patchy and breakup around the 7 hour mark.

So, I absolutely love the way the foundation looks and feels, but I cannot deal with the amount of oil. I think that it possibly would be better for you lucky ducks with normal skin. I would happily chose the Infallinle Pro Matte over this little guy but will definitely wear it when I know I only need it on for a small amount of time.

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Total Cover Concealer Palette 

Discover a pro inspired cream palette that color corrects and neutralizes skintone imperfections. The Infallible Total Color Correcting Kit balances, corrects, and perfects your complexion as you wipe out skin discolorations with these powerful cream complexion correctors. This easy-to-use color corrector palette features numbered shades and includes a coordinating visual guide to make the professional technique of color-correction accessible to everyone. These 4 shades of color correcting concealer work across skin tones to offset the appearance of dark circles, redness, and acne.

The concealer palette contains 5 different shades, three beiges used for concealing, a purple for correcting dark circles and a green for redness. The packaging is sturdy plastic and quite compact. The black pattern matches the liquid foundation and it also has a little clear window where you can see the pans. I am unsure whether this comes in various shade ranges, as I cannot see a shade name or  number any where.

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The formula is quite creamy and pigmented, it spreads and blends surprisingly well. However, again, I find that this does seem to cling to any dry areas, so it wouldn’t be my pick for the under eyes, plus I don’t find the lightest colour quite pale enough to brighten the under eye area. The other beige shades work really well at concealing blemishes, but they do need a bit of setting afterwards due to the creamy formula. The purple and green do work, however they aren’t really heavy duty.  They do tend to sheer out, but I don’t need all that much colour correcting, so it works fine for me. Overall, I do really like the palette for concealing and covering any redness. While the formula is gorgeous, creamy and pigmented, it does seem sheer out a fair bit and does require setting. It certainly works for me and my needs, but I think if you wanted a lot of colour correcting and a heap of coverage, this palette wouldn’t be your best option.

 

Have you used these products before? What did you think?

 

Until next time,

 

Camille x

 

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*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.