Maybelline Popsticks

For the past couple of days I have been using this –

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This is a Maybelline Popstick. Apparently not a new product, I picked this up in the pound shop (as usual). I wasn’t even sure what it was when I got it, but i’m kind of glad I did.

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It is a clear balm that is supposed to provide a degree of tint. It does tint a little, but as I got the orange colour called ‘citrus slice’, it isn’t extreme. There were no other colours, or else I would have picked them up just for the packaging.

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There appears to be a little mica or something in the product, but it certainly isn’t glittery or shiny.

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It doesn’t last too long on the lips, it’s quite thin and if it wasn’t a solid it could be described as watery. I did have to reapply quite a lot.

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This isn’t too much of a problem though, as the top end of the casing has a metallic coating that doubles as a makeshift mirror.

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If I had paid full price for it, I would have been very disappointed. However, I spent a single pound on it, and would have happily gone back for any other colours in the range. So far, no luck.

Tiny Pamper Session

Today was a miserable day, weather wise. I set out to work at 08.40 in the cold, and came back at just before 17.00 in the rain. So, I decided i’d eat some scones with jam (no cream, it went off so I had to throw it away), and declared the day ‘face pack day’.

This was the choice –

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Montagne Jeunesse Ultra Deep Cleansing Masque

It came out really thick, parts of it as if it was made of chunks of chocolate. It went on pretty thick, with enough left over for my neck too. It smelled like white chocolate, but in the same way as the Options hot chocolate, a gentle smell rather than a strong, overpowering one.

I left it on for the set time. It dried and cracked, pulled a little as usual, but no itching or burning. Great!

When it came to taking it off, it was pretty difficult. I started with makeup remover pads, quickly moving on to a damp towel, as the mask was not budging. I had to scrub quite hard, which felt a bit harsh as the masque had made my skin soft.

Once it had been removed, I had a look and my face looked much smoother and pores slightly less noticeable. It did not, however, fix the massive spot near the edge of my jawbone. I did not expect it would.

This masque did make my skin feel soft tovthe touch, but a bit dry and tight. I followed it up with this for moisturising –

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Caudalie Divine Oil

I will do a proper review on the Caudalie later.

My face feels (and kind of looks) lovely now. But we shall see tomorrow if my face objects to this combination of products. So far so good!