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NIP+FAB Dragons Blood Fix Jelly Mask Review

 NIP+FAB Dragons Blood Fix Jelly Mask.

I have another face mask review for you today, I do love to treat my skin at least once a week to some sort of mask or treatment and now that we are heading into winter more hydration is definitely needed so today we are talking about the NIP+FAB Dragons Blood Fix Jelly Mask.

I picked mines up from Superdrug, it costs £14.95 but you can often get it on some kind of deal, it contains 210ml of product which is a really nice generous sized tub. This mask claims to be "infused with a cocktail of hydrating, moisturising and skin-boosting ingredients to deliver the ultimate hydration and leave the skin radiant and refreshed".

 NIP+FAB Dragons Blood Fix Jelly Mask.

So let's get into my thoughts, the packaging is simple but effective, it's just a clear plastic tub but it allows you to see the bright red jelly texture of the mask which is very interesting and grabs your attention. The mask itself feels exactly as you would expect....like jelly, it goes onto the skin in quite a thick layer but if you only take a small amount you could really sheer it out and use it as an overnight treatment which I'm definitely going to try out.

When the mask is applied to the skin it feels very cooling and hydrating, it's designed to be left on the skin for 10-15 mins but I often apply it in the bath and leave if for as long as I feel I need to. It can be a little tricky to wash all of the mask off so I would recommend having a facecloth close to hand to make the whole process quicker and easier. Once it is rinsed off my skin feels really soothed, hydrated and plumped, I really enjoy using this mask and think it's perfect for this time of year when the weather changes and our skin can be left looking dry and dull, this mask helps bring back a little life to the face. I love using this mask the day after I use my Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask as the charcoal removes excess oil it can also leave my skin feeling that little bit drier and the jelly mask just balances everything back out.

 NIP+FAB Dragons Blood Fix Jelly Mask.

So, my overall opinion is that this is a great mask and definitely worth trying out if your skin is looking a little lacklustre and in need of a hydration boost.

Femme Luxe Clothing Review

Femme Luxe White Shirt

I was recently contacted by the team at Femme Luxe and asked if I would like to create some content for them and review some of their products. This was really exciting as I rarely do fashion reviews so of course, I said yes!

Femme Luxe is an affordable fashion brand that offers all of the latest trends, very similar to other brands like Missguided and boohoo. For this collaboration, I was able to pick out 4 items from a selection of their clothing called 'Blogger Picks'.

Okay, so I'm going to go through each of the items I picked and give you my honest opinion before giving my final thoughts and general overview of the brand.

Before I begin I will mention that for all of these items I find the original pricing a bit too high, with the 50% off the price better matches the quality. From what I can see Femme Luxe does always have discounts and offers so you'll probably not need to pay the full amount anyway.

The first item I picked was Deanna a Black Cropped Loungewear Set in the size M/L (10/12). The price is currently £19.99 as it's 50% off (£39.98 originally). This loungewear set looked so cute online and I've really been wanting to pick up some loungewear for autumn/winter so this went straight in my basket. I wasn't too sure the cropped jumper would look good on me but I wanted to try something different. As I predicted the cropped jumper wasn't my favourite, the elasticated waist and shape of the neckline weren't the most flattering on me personally and I think I would have loved it more if it had a higher neckline. The trousers, however, look much more flattering and I could definitely see myself pairing these with lots of my own items, I love that they are high waisted and not too baggy as this means you can dress them up a bit and still look stylish. The sizing was pretty spot on with this set as I'm usually a size 10/12 and these fit just right.

Femme Luxe Black Cropped Loungewear Set

The second item was Maria, a Grey Loungewear Tracksuit Set in the size S/M (8/10), currently £15.99 (£31.98 originally). Okay, I'll start by saying the sizing wasn't the best on this set, I could either choose an 8/10 or a 12/14 and as I just mentioned I'm usually a 10/12 so I wasn't sure which size to order and in the end I chose the 8/10 which does fit but is a little snug, the top, in particular, is a little smaller than I would usually choose as I like a more oversized fit. Anyway, despite the slight sizing issue, I do like this set, it's perfect for lounging around the house or running errands. The material is not very thick or luxurious but considering it's a set and only costs £15.99 (when discounted) I do think it's reasonable.

Femme Luxe Grey Loungewear Set

The third item I chose was Catriona, Black High Waisted Faux Leather Look Leggings in a size 10, they cost £11.99 (£23.98 originally). I really like these leather-look leggings, they are great for a night out and can really dress up a simple shirt or t-shirt. These leggings do fit well but may take a few minutes to put on as they are obviously very fitted but are also quite a thin material so I like to take a little extra time putting these on to make sure I don't rip or damage them but as I mentioned they look good and are very reasonably priced.

Femme Luxe Leather Look Leggings

The final item I picked was Iona, a White Polka Dot Fishnet Sleeve Shirt in a size 10 which costs £15.99 (£31.98 originally). This is definitely my favourite item of the bunch, this is a really pretty easy-to-wear shirt that can really dress up an outfit and it looks great with the leggings. I picked this up in a size 10 and it's a really nice fit, you can also pick it up in black which looks equally as pretty.

Femme Luxe White Shirt

Overall, I think Femme Luxe has some really lovely on-trend items, they aren't always the highest quality or super luxurious but everything is very affordable and allows you to try out something new and different without breaking the bank. I'll happily collaborate with Femme Luxe again in the future and try out some more items so keep your eyes peeled for future hauls/reviews.

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask Review

 I love a face mask, they're a great way to target specific skin concerns and pamper yourself a little. Today I'm going to be reviewing the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask from The Body Shop which I'm really excited about because I'd heard great things about it. This mask costs £17 which is somewhere between budget and high-end but you can usually find some kind of deal or offer at The Body Shop to bring down the cost. This mask is dermatologically tested, 100% vegan and claims to purify the skin to reveal a healthy, youthful glow......sounds amazing right? Well, let's see if it's as good as it sounds.

The first thing I need to talk about is the packaging, I love it, it looks and feels very luxe. It comes in a nice weighty dark glass jar and looks super pretty sitting on a bathroom shelf. The mask is filled with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil, you can definitely smell the tea tree oil so if this is an ingredient you're sensitive to then this might not be the best product for you but I'm a big fan of tea tree for helping to combat breakouts. It also has a cooling tingly sensation which I love because it makes me feel like the mask is really doing something for the skin. It's easy to apply but can be a little messy thanks to the little pieces of green tea leaves, it has a slightly gritty texture which really helps to exfoliate the skin especially if you add a little water and really massage the skin right before you wash the mask off. 

After rinsing my skin feels soft, smooth and refreshed, it can be a teeny bit tight feeling so I'll always go in afterwards with a moisturiser but this is pretty typical for any charcoal mask as they absorb any excess oil and dirt. I absolutely love how it makes my skin look and feel, I also suffer from mild adult acne and this mask helps me maintain clearer looking skin, my boyfriend who has quite sensitive skin is aways pinching it and he's also a big fan so I'll definitely be repurchasing this again in the future. Highly recommend!

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