Pamper Session and review of the Sephora Pomegranate Face Mask!

Hey Guys,

So today I decided to give my skin a little pamper as after going to Stockholm my face has been in very cold weather for a while! As it has been so cold my skin was looking very dull and tired so I wanted to use this Pomegranate Mask from Sephora that my brother kindly bought me. It is a sheet mask and is only one use but it is really nice as a little treat when your skin really needs it.

First of all, I washed my face to get off any dirt which may have still been on my face. I decided to use another Christmas present which was from a lush gift set I got. I used the serendipity soap to wash my face thoroughly. It has a strong lavender scent so would be nice for calming and is also very good for cleansing the skin.

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I then put the mask on, I decided to do this while I was in the bath just so I could relax while doing it. The mask was a sheet mask so all you need to do is unfold it, remove the film and then place it on your clean face for 15 minutes. However, I didn’t do it for that long probably about 10 if that.

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Afterwards, you’re meant to just rub in the excess product. These masks always seem to have a lot of product left on the face afterwards so I like to rub it in and then dab my face with a towel.

This is what my face looked like after just using the mask:

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My skin has a nice glow to it that it didn’t have when I first woke up and it feels super soft! After this I just applied a lotion which was also a lush product from the same gift set called Sleepy. It is full of lavender scents and is super moisturising, as I didn’t want my face getting dry during the day and I don’t plan on putting make up on!

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Would recommend all three of these products for a little pamper session, they definitely helped my combat my winter skin issues.

Hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading..

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Product Review: The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask! 

Hey Guys, 

To kick off my first post of 2017 I thought I’d talk about a product I truly believe works. This would definitely have to be the Himalayan Charcoal mask which is made by The Body Shop. 


First of all, the packaging is very professional. In the masks glass casing you feeling feel like it is a well present product which will work! Obviously from the pictures you will notice that mine is well used, I use this product when my skin is having a bad week and obviously through the cold English winter this is quite often. 

The consistency is very natural with bits of seaweed which scrub the face nicely when you take it off, it really does get rid of all the dirt that gets into the pores. But this pot costing around £15 has seen many uses even with me applying thick layers when I feel I need it so it’s definitely worth the money. 


Overall, after leaving it on to dry for 10 to 15 the removal is nice and easy with warm water and you feel the effects straight away. The skin is softer and any pores that were blocked will look much better in appearance too. The fresh scent will stay on your face for a while as well which is always nice. 

I have to mention as well that I found the staff and my local store really helpful. They weren’t forceful in sales at all and had a really decent conversation which is hard to find in most beauty stores. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this review and go out and try there range of masks! I will definitely be buying this one again. 

I will post more regularly too this year as I have so many new products to try! 

Thanks for reading 

Sophia Crisp xx

How I like to relax:

So, I’m not going to lie to you guys, I’m hungover. It’s shameful, I had a few too many and now I’m feeling sorry for myself. Alcohol tends to make me feel very tense and anxious the day after so I couldn’t help but want an escape today. I decided it was essential to have a little pamper session and to fill you guys in on how I pamper myself and inevitably feel super relaxed afterwards.

1. Take off all Make-up

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So, since my skin is needing some serious hydration I decided to use this Simple purifying cleansing lotion to take my makeup off. I put a small amount on some cotton wool and it is so effective.

2. Run a nice hot bath 

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For this part I thought I would use a personal favourite of mine, the BlackBerry Bathbomb by Lush. I haven’t used one in ages but it never fails to impress me. The smell is just so fruity and relaxing it’s perfect for a little pamper session. I also lit my new freshly cut roses Yankee Candle that my boyfriend gave me for Valentine’s day which just added to the lovely aroma.

3. Spend as long as you need relaxing in the bath

Enjoy the relaxing hot bath and let your muscles soak while doing what suits you! Sometimes I listen to an album/playlist on Spotify,  or finish an episode on Netflix! Today I just relaxed and used my beautiful valentines soap that I reviewed in my last blog post.

4. Moisturise 

I literally can’t stress how important this is, taking make up off before going into the bath allows the skin to breathe and use the steam as a treatment for spots and stress. But, when you have finally dragged yourself put of that amazing bath don’t forget to hydrate your skin.

I used the Nivea in-shower body conditioner after shaving in the bath and the  for my face I used Johnson’s baby lotion. It’s that simple, I am in love with the smell of Johnson’s products at the moment, have no idea why but this lotion is so soothing and just something delicate to put on the skin and let it soak it up! For my hands I used Nivea smooth nourishing hand cream, they’re very dry at the moment and this is really effective, would definitely  recommend.