Diva Spring Favourites 2017

Diva Spring Favourites 2017



Hi Divas

Happy Spring to all my fellow South Africans and everyone living in the Southern Hemisphere. Even though Cape Town hasn't really been playing along with the Spring weather I am still excited and grateful for the season change. The Western Cape has been experiencing a serious drought this year so I shouldn't be frowning when Cape Town has more rain clouds than bright sunny days. I know that we are all praying for rain and stocked up on some water reserves. We already have 30 Litres of water reserved in my house hold and we are planning to purchase some more. Even with the terrible water crisis, it is so wonderful to see so many flowers that have naturally bloomed this year. God is so good! Spring is such a lovely season for me. It gives us new hope and a promise of growth and happiness. I have put together a few of my Spring favourites below. Hope you like them and let me know what your favourites are too.




1. Beautiful Flowers In Bloom: When I think of Spring, pretty flowers definitely comes to my mind. My late grandfather had magical green fingers. He would take any little space in the garden and turn it into an enchanting piece of art. He used to plant all types of seeds in the Winter months and come Spring they would bloom into the most exquisite colours. As children, my sister and I would enjoy playing in the wonderful garden that he created. 

2. Pastel Nail Colours: I know it's a cliche but pastels and Spring really do go well together. Nail polishes are especially flattering in peach and baby pink shades. After the cold months my hands are very dry and my nails are brittle. I like to use this time of the season to moisturise my hands and make my nails healthy again. Pastel shades look beautiful on short or long nails. They are great to wear in those in between lengths when your nails are trying to recover and grow. I love the South African brand Sorbet. They make the prettiest nail polishes with affordable prices.

3. New Adventures: During Winter I hardly want to leave the house. Laying on my bed with a cosy blanket and some hot coffee seems way more appealing than driving endlessly in the rain. Most outdoor activities and places are closed during this time, but come the start of Spring and everyone is open for business. It is such a great feeling. I love seeing how the environment changes just by a little bit of sun peeking through. It is subtle changes but it truly is remarkable.

4. Bright Pink Lipsticks: Big YES, for all things pink and girly. I love my pink lipsticks, rosy blushes and whimsical eye looks. Goodbye to dark eyeshadow and emo trends. Lipstick is a wonderful invention. It completely changes your whole appearance. It can create a specific mood and make you look put together without even trying. Etude House knows how to make a pretty lipstick. From the packaging to the shades, they all scream cute. I have mine in the limited Etoinette collection. You should check them out on Ebay.

5. Feeling The Sun On My Skin: I'm done being a vampire. Although, I would like to glisten like diamonds in the sun as Edward did in Twilight. Staying indoors a lot can really darken your soul and make you feel depressed. As I said above Spring brings a promise of hope and happiness. I find when I am out and about in the warm sun, my soul feels joyful and my mood becomes cheerful. Everyone always looks more radiant and happier in the Spring time. Have you noticed that?

6. Getting Rid Of Winter Fuzz: Honestly, I am tired of being a werewolf. Winter can turn any one into a beast, Hahaha. Come Spring the shedding of excess hair begins. It is a daunting task for any dark-haired girl, but every razor blade burn is worth it. I love using exfoliating scrubs to get rid of all my dull dry Winter skin cells. Have you tried the sugar body scrubs from Bath And Body Works? They are amazing. I have them in peach and guava. They both smell so fresh and fruity.

7. No More Frizzy Hair: Winter can be pretty harsh to us ladies. We spend two hours perfecting our sleek hair, only to be outside for 5 minutes and it's all ruined. The damp hair and gale force winds make our hair look like floor mops sometimes. Hence, we hide it all away under hoodies, beanies, buns, oversized hair bands and more. Thankfully Spring gives us a chance to give some extra love and care to our tresses. We can wear it out with pride while rocking a cute accessory too. We know it won't blow away or get tangled in a mess. Plus, a little ray of Vitamin D can do wonders for your hair growth and over all hair condition.

8. One Word, Food!: I love food through every season. I really don't need any excuse to eat a doughnut or gobble down an ice cream, LOL. I just love that my doughnuts have prettier decorations now and my ice cream has more flavour toppings. YOLO!

9. Wardrobe Change: Lastly, I can finally put all those heavy coats away and show off my newly ''defuzzed'' legs in a pretty bright dress. Even though I am sporting a few extra curves from all the Winter doughnuts I have been eating, I can still flaunt my floral tops and cute pastel shorts with confidence. I am happy remember. The sun is out and flowers are in bloom. I want to look the part too. *wink*



Thank you so much for reading.
Divalicious kisses!
Xxxx




Pamper Sunday: Cettua Hydrating and Brightening Facial Masks Review

Pamper Sunday:
Cettua Hydrating and Brightening
Facial Masks Review

Hi Divas

I recently came across these super cute sheet masks at my local Clicks store. I loved the packaging so much that I just had to purchase it. As most of you know, I am a sheet mask guru and use one every week. I absolutely adore sheet masks as they are like spa treatments without the heavy price tag. When selecting my sheet masks I usually gravitate towards the brightening and hydrating options. I do not have trouble skin so I rarely buy masks that are catered for blemishes or acne prone problems. Out of the Cettua range I chose two facial masks which promised moisture and radiance. While reading the ingredient list on the back of the packaging, I was very surprised to see that these masks are manufactured in Korea. I purchase and ship all my sheet masks from South Korea already and the fact that some are now available in my local store made me jump for joy. I prefer Korean sheet masks, as it originated there and they really know what they are doing. The ingredient lists are much better in Korean sheet masks too as they contain no parabens or artificial colours. They take their time selecting quality ingredients that really help the skin in the long run and not just for a gimmicky quick fix.

On to the review:



Cettua Hydrating Facial Mask:
The mask comes in very pretty baby blue packaging. The graphics of the woman and the dressing table are honestly the cutest things. This mask contains three mineral water complex components for optimal hydration. It helps boost moisture and repairs and rejuvenates tired and dull skin. So what are these three mineral water complexes? They consist of Glacier Water , Sea Water and Onsen- Sui. Glacier water contains minerals from natural rocks which balances out the skin's PH balance and calms inflammation in the skin. Sea water has a variety of  mineral properties that heal and restore sensitive and irritated skin. Onsen-Sui comes from a Japanese hot spring and is essentially purified water with mineral ions removed. I bet you you learned something new *wink* ;-)

With all these mineral water ingredients, this mask is excellent for dehydrated and irritated skin. The essence is soothing and gives intense moisture to the face. The serum is so moisturising and sinks into the skin. It has a gel like texture that clings to the skin and penetrates well. The actual sheet mask is white in colour and has a soft cotton material. It has a light floral scent which is pleasant and not overbearing at all. I left the face mask on for 30 minutes and I totally forgot it was there. It sits so comfortably and does not move around or slide off.  It does not leave an unwanted residue. I would apply my night time face cream and it would blend wonderfully without causing irritation or left over stickiness. This mask is definitely a great find in my books.




Cettua Brightening Facial Mask:
The essence contains five white flower complex components which help even skin tone and reduce dark spots. I had no idea what white flower complexes are, so I did a little research to find the benefits in skin care. The five flower extracts are Rose, Lilium Candidum, Lilium Tigrinum, Freesia and Jasmine. Rose contains Vitamin C and fights redness, Both Liliums are known to be herbal and treat damaged irritated skin, Freesia cleansers the skin from impurities and Jasmine clears congested skin and improves circulation. The biggest and greatest ingredient that prevents hyperpigmentation and causes optimal brightness is Niacinamide. I was very surprised to see this so high on the ingredient list. Most brightening products do not contain this vital component but have Vitamin C instead. I believe that Niacinamide is very effective in reducing dark marks more so than Vitamin C.

I find that most brightening face masks are packaged in either yellow or orange colours. It is the strangest thing. I don't know if any of you have ever noticed that. This one is no exception and comes in a bright orange wrapping.This mask is made out the exact same material as the hydration sheet mask, It has the same scent and serum texture. This one however feels very refreshing on the skin. It revitalises my face and my complexion looks radiant and energized after each use. It soaks well into my skin and blends with my moisturiser. It does not leave a sticky residue or greasy film as well. Thanks to the niacinamide, this mask will brighten your skin over time with continuous use. I love that this mask is not just a pick me up but has long time benefits too.


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Final Thoughts:
I know I went into great detail about what is actually in these sheet masks. Knowing what is in your products is very important for good skin care health and results. Many companies use fancy packaging and big words while slapping on a high price tag, only to find the ingredients are terrible for your skin. Or they don't give the best results as they claim. It's important to be knowledgeable and educate yourself on components that work well for your skin type. You will be getting your money's worth and reaping the benefits. I am pleasantly surprised at how wonderful these face masks are. They have great packaging, great ingredient list and are budget friendly too. I would definitely repurchase both of them.Have you tried these face masks. Let me know below!


Divalicious Kisses!
Xxxx

Essence Camoflage Full Coverage Concealer Review

Essence Camouflage Full Coverage Concealer Review


Hi Divas

I recently went on the hunt for an affordable concealer as I shockingly ran out. I couldn't find one full tube of concealer any where in the house. Such horror, I tell you! When it comes to concealers I usually stick to what I know and tend to purchase my tried and trusted products. On my shopping trip I was feeling a bit daring and decided to try something new. I purchased the Essence Camouflage Concealer. What struck me the most was that it said full coverage on the tube. The product promised to cover dark circles and imperfections without a masking effect. It guaranteed a fresh and concealed look. I was excited to try this new magical concealer because it claimed to camouflage my deepest flaws while being kind to my wallet. I have only ever tried one concealer product from Essence called the Stay Natural Concealer. That one was light as a feather and didn't give much coverage. This concealer however is part of the full coverage Camouflage range which  has a 2 in 1 makeup and concealer base. I had already purchased a new foundation therefore I decided to try out the concealer first and if I like it, would purchase the 30ml 2 in 1 foundation later on. 


The concealer comes in a very sturdy 5ml tube with a bright orange cap. The packaging is quite heavy and bulky compared to most products in this range. It has a soft doe foot applicator that picks up the concealer pretty well and distributes it across the face evenly too. I have it in the shade 10 nude. This is a little too light for my skin tone. I would have preferred the shade beige. Nevertheless I use it to brighten up the darkness under my eyes. To be honest I have only seen two shades in this concealer so far. Both on the shelves in store and the website only display Ivory and Nude. I have no idea if there are more shades in the range or if this is it for the colour selection. I really hope that it is not the case as most women in South Africa would not be able to use this concealer. The product is made in Germany and maybe that is the reason for the limited shade options.

The texture of the concealer is soft and creamy. It is not super runny or too stiff. It actually has the consistency of custard. The formula is very pigmented and a few dots is enough to cover the areas under the eyes. I have used my fingers, a brush and a sponge to blend the product out. I enjoyed the sponge and using my fingers the most as both blended the product effortlessly. The brush caused streaks and uneven patches. It was very difficult to blend and I ended up using more product than I was supposed it. The sponge and finger tips press the concealer into the skin and gives the most natural coverage. The concealer dries fairly quickly therefore you have to blend it out immediately. It is buildable and more than two layers can be applied for heavy coverage. I like to set my face with a translucent powder to lock all the products in place. The concealer sets well with powder and does not move around or flake throughout the day.


I was extremely surprised at how well the Essence Camouflage performed. It covers my dark circles and under eye puffiness like a dream. It does not crease under my eyes or flake off. Even though the concealer is thick in texture and dries quickly, my under eyes do not feel dehydrated or heavy. When wearing this concealer it gives you the full coverage without that mask feeling as it claims on the tube. It lasts a really long time as my face was still flawless at the end of the day. I would definitely repurchase this one if I can find a deeper shade for my skin tone. I think it is a great budget friendly concealer and lives up to its claims. Have you tried this concealer or any product from this range? Do let me know below. Thank you so much for reading. Hope you found my review helpful.


Divalicious Kisses
Xxxx







Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation Review

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation Review


Hi Divas!

I do not have much experience when it comes to Catrice makeup products. I have only ever used their lipsticks, nail polishes and blushes, which I loved by the way. I noticed that Catrice came out with a new HD Foundation and I was super curious about its performance. I went online and tried to do as much research on the product as possible. To my surprise it was really hard to find good reviews especially in English. I watched as much Youtube tutorials as possible to see if the foundation was worth buying or not. Most had satisfying results, so I thought I would give it a try too. I went to my local Dischem and purchased the shade 030 Sand Beige. There are only four shades in the foundation range which is a fail when it comes to women of colour. All four of the shades are light in tone with the darkest being 040 Medium Beige. Catrice is a German brand so I do understand that the brand markets to their main demographic in Europe. When it comes to exporting to South Africa this is an epic fail since the majority of our demographic is not pale in skin tone. Anyway, I still love the brand, I just wish they would produce a variety of shades in other countries.

On to the review:

The foundation is packaged in a sturdy 30ml glass bottle with a dropper top. I personally prefer pumps over dropper tops as it is easier to get the product out. It's also less messy when using a pump. I do like the look of the packaging though. It looks very high end and classy. The product is described as a mattifying full coverage foundation. It promises to give a lightweight feel and second skin effect while lasting up to 24 hours. It swears to give a high definition result, thus looking picture perfect on camera. Yes, please sign me up for that! I am combination skin and love matte foundations. What drew me to this product even more is that it claimed to give you air brushed skin while still looking natural. As mentioned above I chose the third shade out of the four, 030 Sand Beige. Even though, this shade is lighter than my skin tone there is a reason for my madness. Since I did not know how the base will play out on my face, I decided to go lighter. I was looking for a lighter foundation shade to mix in with my current foundations to match my Winter complexion. In addition to this, I had no idea if the product would oxidize on me, so I chose a lighter shade. I figured I could always purchase 040 Medium Beige, which is closer to my skin tone, if I really liked it.




The consistency of the liquid coverage is very runny. I do not apply dropper products directly on my face as it drips down every where. I prefer to place a few drops on my hand and apply it on my face with a brush or sponge. One full drop of this foundation is enough to cover your whole face and have a natural look. Going in with a second drop will definitely give you more full coverage. I applied the product on separate occasions with a brush, sponge and my hands. I do have to say that I love applying foundation with my hands the best, as I get full coverage and an even application. Applying it with a wet sponge gives good coverage and looks natural but a lot of the product gets absorbed into the sponge, which kills my spirit a little inside. When using a brush it's a little harder to blend and can cause streaks. It too sometimes soaks up the product and you end up having to apply more drops. Either way you choose to apply the base, it dries down quite quickly so be sure to not waste time for even coverage. The foundation has an incredible matte finish. I usually apply a matte setting powder quite liberally all over my face when using other foundations. With this one, I lightly dusted some powder because my face was super matte.




So how do I feel about this foundation? As you can see in the two photos above, the shade 030 Sand Beige has a yellow undertone which I love! I think the shade looks really good on me for my Winter skin. It does oxidize throughout the day but not too much. It is definitely too light to wear in the Summer months and I will mix this colour with a darker foundation. My base lasts well on me throughout the day. The foundation does not move around or transfer. My one pet peeve is when my base transfers all over the place. This does not do that, thankfully. As I mentioned above, this dries down to a super matte finish. This could be your worse nightmare or best dream. I have combination skin and I noticed that while the foundation performed well in my t-zone, my mouth and forehead area would sometimes look dry. I found that I would look drier on some days and not on others. This of cause was due to the chilly Winter weather and the moisturiser I was wearing. If you have a tendency to have dry skin, it would be best to wear a hydrating moisturiser and primer. This would give your face a good moisturising base and the foundation would not cling to dry patches. I noticed too that if not blended out well the foundation can settle into fine lines like my forehead. Make sure you do a proper makeup application.

Final Thoughts:
I think this foundation performs very well for a drugstore product. It gives great coverage and you don't even need to use concealer on days you want a minimal look. It does give an HD effect and looks good in pictures. I do not agree that your face will look completely natural. You can see that you are wearing makeup but it's a better version of your skin, if you know what I mean. This is a super matte foundation and will not work well on dry skin tones. If you are oily, this one might be your best friend. I am combination skin and with the right moisturiser and primer it worked well on me. I do not have proof that it lasts for 24 hours but I did do heavy 50 minute cardio exercises wearing the foundation and it did not smudge or budge. It looked pretty flawless except for my runny mascara, LOL.


Let me know your thoughts. Have you tried this foundation?

I hope this review was helpful
Lots of love
Divalicious Kisses
Xxxx


Essie Nail Polish Review: Limited Addiction and Sew Psyched

Essie Nail Polish Review:
Limited Addiction and Sew Psyched


Hi Divas

Winter is almost over in South Africa. I have not been wearing a lot of nail polish this chilly season due to my work. There were certain moments where I had to refrain from manicures due to characters I was playing on stage. I missed it so much because I love being experimental in my nail art and expressing my creativity. When I was allowed to paint my nails, I realised I stuck to two main shades; red and green. While looking through my nail varnish collection I realised that I had two Essie nail polishes which I had never used before. In fact I have never used the brand Essie before. Crazy I know, coming from a nail art and nail polish fanatic. Essie is an extremely popular nail lacquer brand and is known to be very reliable and versatile. I of cause was very excited to try out this brand for the first time. Both nail polishes are from a mini collection but are available in a bigger size. I have the shades Limited Addiction and Sew Psyched. These were perfect for the Winter season so I thought I would give it a try.


Essie Limited Addiction
I hardly wear red nail colours as I prefer playful pinks and pastel shades. This gorgeous red truly crept into my heart. I feel like this is the best tone of red I have ever worn. It is classy and sophisticated yet daring. I love that it looks so flattering on my hands. It does not give off a cheap or ditsy look. The colour is a little deeper in tint than in the photo above. It's a beautiful Winter red without being too vampy or dark. One coat of the polish applies quite sheer on the nails. You would need two coats for a full effect. I like the shape of the brush on the bottle. It coats the nails well and does not leave uneven application or streaks. After applying a top coat, the lacquer gives a lovely shine and lasts a really long time with minimal chipping. The polish does not look dull or flat. It's vibrant yet rich and perfect for the Autumn and Winter season. It would look great with any outfit too and can be worn to any occasion. It is very classy and would suite any age group. I definitely recommend it, if you are looking for a classic red.


Essie Sew Psyched
This is the most unique shade of green I have ever come across in a nail polish. Usually army green shades tend to look dirty and like a green swamp on the nails. Thankfully this one does not come across as a repulsive marshy swamp. Instead it gives the most beautiful extraordinary shade of green. It looks very attractive on the hands while not being predictable and boring. This is a type of shade that will surely get noticed in a crowd. I love that it is very versatile too. You can wear it with a classic dress to work or a dinner party. You could also wear it like a rebel to a rock concert with torn jeans and leather boots. This colour is not one dimensional at all and can adapt to your outfit and surroundings. One coat is very opaque and covers the nail well. With two coats you get the full effect of the polish. I love that the shade has a slight sheen to it. It does not have a flat monotone colour. It shimmers slightly in certain angles which gives the lacquer more depth. The lasting power is excellent with a top coat too. I recommend this one to any nail polish lovers out there.


*****
As mentioned above, this is my first time using the Essie brand and I am truly impressed with the quality of the nail polishes. I love the shades that I have worn and will totally purchase more. Let me know below if you have used the Essie brand and what your favourite colours are.


Thank you so much for reading.
Divalicious Kisses!
Xxxx


Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Review


Hi Divas!


This is my long awaited Too Faced Born This Way Foundation review. Too Faced is my absolute favourite brand at Sephora. If I could own every Too Faced product ever sold at Sephora I would have lived a happy and full life. No jokes! When the foundation first launched, my heart was aching to get my hands on it. The foundation is described as a 'I woke up like this' coverage. Yes honey, sign me up for that FLAWLESS look! Before I move onto my review, I want to send a huge shout out to Kim from Avery Sweet Blog. I literally stalked her Too Faced foundation blog post till I was blue in the face. Read her foundation review here! I purchased my bottle at Sephora in Qatar. I had a strategy before I went in. After stalking Kim's blog post and figuring out my foundation shade, I decided to walk in Sephora with confidence, pick up my shade and walk straight to the till. Why am I telling you this, you may ask? Firstly, Sephora consultants are sometimes known to give people wrong shade advice. I know this because it has happened to me before. Some are not truly trained and end up guessing what your shade is, like the rest of us. Since I was in a foreign country I couldn't afford to make any shade mistakes with my Hard Earned Money and No Return Policy since I will be more than a 1000's of kilometres away in my own country when I finally break open the bottle. Hence, I did just that! I walked into Sephora picked up the bottle and walked straight to the till. NO REGRETS!

On to the Review:


Born This Way foundation promises to give medium to full coverage while still looking like a second skin. It claims to blur imperfections, and give an undetectable makeup base, hence the 'Born This Way' and I woke up like this' name and tagline. The product is infused with Coconut water to hydrate the skin, Alpine Rose to brighten the face and encourage elasticity. It also has Hyaluronic Acid for a smooth and vibrant appearance. The foundation is packaged in a gorgeous 30ml frosted bottle with a black cap and pump with touches of gold. Too Faced is known for their beautiful packaging and this product deserves full marks in that department. There are 24 shades in the range and I have it in Warm Beige. This is truly the most exact shade match I have ever had in my life. I usually struggle to find my true shade in foundations. I almost always have to mix and match base colours. This foundation shade matches my skin tone to perfection. When I apply the shade you cannot tell the difference between my neck and face, it just blends into one. I am super impressed. In Winter I do have to lighten it slightly. I would mix my Catrice foundation or my Peripera BB cream for a lighter colour.


The texture of the product is like a yoghurt. It is not too stiff and not too runny. It has a creamy consistency. I adore that the foundation has a pump. It definitely gives a mess free application. One pump is enough to cover the whole face for an everyday natural look. I usually do one and a half pumps for a full face. It covers well while still looking natural. With two full pumps it gives me super full coverage to the point where I don't feel like I need to wear concealer sometimes. I have applied the foundation with my hands, brush and a makeup sponge. My best application is with my hands. I prefer this method as I get full coverage while still looking natural. The sponge absorbs way too much product and this foundation is like gold to me so I cannot afford to waste a drop. The brush gives a lovely finish too. If I apply two pumps, I definitely buff it in with a brush for even coverage. On an everyday basis I use one pump and use my hands for a natural look. Once applied on the face it blends well onto the skin. It does not sit on top of the face giving a mask like appearance. It truly looks like your skin but better.


As you can see in the photo above my face looks flawless and so natural. I just love the coverage this foundation gives me. It feels so lightweight on the skin, yet covers dark areas and imperfections. The foundation dries down to a matte and sometimes semi matte finish, depending on your skin type. I have combination skin, therefore I always set my face with a powder. It blends well with cream products and powders too. It does not transfer or move throughout the day. I found that whether my face is dry, oily, or whatever moisturiser or primer I use, my foundation still blends effortlessly and sits comfortably on the face. I have no dry patches, or problems with it sinking into fine lines. I have worn this product in the heat of Summer and the cold chilly Winter and I have to say it has never given me any problems. The coconut water and hyaluronic acid truly help in giving a smooth, radiant and healthy face. It truly is remarkable. I once asked my mom if she could tell if I was wearing anything on my face. She said my face looked perfect but she couldn't tell if I was wearing foundation or not.

 Final thoughts:
There are so many mixed reviews online regarding this product. Many people love it while many hate it too. I am totally in love with it, cannot live without it spectrum. I have no idea why, but this foundation has truly worked well for my skin. I am going to come out and say it, this is my holy grail foundation. I have not used anything to date that has impressed me this much.I loved it so much that I bought a second bottle. If I ever get the chance I would buy a third bottle for safe keeping, LOL. Let me know your thoughts down below. Do you love or hate this foundation? Is it on your wish list? Thank you so much for reading.


Hope you found this review helpful.
Lots of love.
Divalicious Kisses
Xxxx



Pamper Sunday: The Faceshop Real Nature Sheet Masks in Lotus, Peony, Calendula, Red Ginseng Review

Pamper Sunday: The Faceshop Real Nature Sheet Masks Review
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Lotus, Peony, Calendula, Red Ginseng


Hi Divas!

As you all know, I am crazy about sheet masks and love trying new varieties. I have discovered some lovely sheet masks on Ebay that won't break the bank. They are all from a well known Korean skincare brand called The Face Shop. These sheet masks are in the Real Nature flower range and come in a pack of three for only $4 (R50). Yes, that is right, $4 (R50)! Three excellent face masks for R50 is such a bargain. One face mask at Clicks or Dischem comes in that price already. Jackpot!!! As you can see I struggle to contain my excitement. I just love finding new skin care products that won't make my wallet cry. Below are my reviews.  Hope you find them helpful.



Red Ginseng: This was my first time using red ginseng and I was pretty taken aback by the strong scent. I had no idea what red ginseng smells like. It takes some time getting used to. I find it quite herbal and medicinal. Red Ginseng has been used in Asia for centuries! Benefits for the skin include anti ageing properties, giving energy and vitality to the skin, anti inflammatory components and more. Out of all the masks I used, I would have to say this one gave the most results. It truly impressed me. Not only did it give moisture to my skin, but my face looked healthy and smooth after two days using this mask. It truly is remarkable. The consistency of the essence is quite runny. You have to be careful when applying it to your face that it does not drip all over the place. The colour of the essence is brown and might stain your clothes. Do wear and old shirt while using the mask. I highly recommend this mask. It gives lovely results.

Lotus: This sheet mask is all about Hydration and keeping your skin fully moisturised. Lotus extract contains Vitamin C and B which boosts radiance and a brighter complexion. It also contains alpha hydroxy acids which exfoliates and purifies the skin. I find this mask to be very calming and hydrating. It has a milky texture which comforts dry rough skin. I love that the essence has a creamy texture and does not drip down the face and neck. I definitely recommend these if you want a comforting moisturising mask.

Peony: Peony extract has been used in ancient China for medicinal purposes. It is known to have anti inflammatory properties which relieves irritations and treats wounds. This sheet mask is specifically designed for skin radiance. Peony extract brightens the complexion because of the tannin components. After using this face mask my skin is left with a natural and healthy glow. I love the way this mask makes my face feel. I look well rested and radiant. The texture of the essence is gel like and absorbs quickly into the skin. This sheet mask has a lovely floral scent too. 

Calendula: Calendula extract helps soothe dry rough skin. It removes dead skin cells from the surface and treats inflammation. This sheet mask has a floral scent but not overpowering. Definitely smoothes the skin. The mask feels soft and comforting on the face. It is truly great for irritated dry skin. The essence is creamy and nourishing and gives excellent moisture. Since the essence has a thicker consistency it does not drip down the neck as most sheet masks do.

This is me in all my sheet mask glory! Follow me on Snapchat (DIVADESLE) to see more crazy snaps. I am super impressed by the quality of the masks. The actual cotton sheets are sturdy and soft. They fit well on the face and do not break easily or slide off.  All the masks are drenched in essence, so the brand is not holding back on product. I love them and will be buying more. Let me know if you have tried any of the masks and you can recommend some of your favourites to me too.


Lots of love.
Divalicious Kisses!
Xxxxx