face mask friday

Happy face mask Friday everyone. Its getting colder in the UK and I am definitely one for a cosy night in on the sofa and a good old pamper. Every Friday I try and review a different mask for you all. Kind of a way for you to know more about the mask before purchasing. My skin is normal to dry so I tend to go for masks aimed at helping that but if a mask catches my eyes then I am up for trying that to.

clay mask

This week’s mask is Ayla Skin Pink Perfect Australian Pink Clay mask and I was kindly gifted this in exchange for a review. Which is over on my YouTube channel. Tonight I thought I would talk about this mask to because I write differently I believe to how I talk in my videos and also because some of you aren’t following all my social media platforms. 

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The mask is to help detoxify and brighten your skin. Clay masks are actually so good and I make my own masks using pink clay so have used this sort of mask before. With my skin being on the drier side this week, I have patches around my face that are rough. So this was the perfect time to do this mask and I was really happy to give this a try. 

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As always I read the instructions and packaging. For a mask that has pink in the name twice, they sure have matched the name to the packaging. Everything is pink. I love how the brand name is all in lower case and in a darker pink and the product name and details in white on the simple baby pink background. It’s the same with the actual pot of mask. The pale pink label, darker pink branding and white name, details and lid. 

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When I opened the mask up, it reminded me of strawberry angel delight. Thick, moose kind of texture and smells softly of fruit. Colour wise, the mask looks pink in the pot but on your face to begin with its whiter. Possibly grapefruit and orange scent. It makes a mask better when it smells good and you are then wanting to use over and over again. 

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Anyway, I started with a clean, dry face and I scrapped the brush technique to apply and went back to my good old trusty fingers. I simply find it easier and can apply a better layer without using a brush. Always up for a quick easy mask and off I go with my day. Easy as really, applied to all of my face, leaving my eyes, mouth and eyebrows. Worst is when your hair gets caught in the mask so push all hair out the way! 

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A good amount when a long way. Though the mask looks thick, you can apply and it spreads across a good surface. I still have a few drier patches on my face, especially on my lower cheek so I wanted to make sure this had a good amount on. When I was happy with the coverage, which didn’t take long. It was time to chill and let it set. 

ayla skin

That’s the good things with masks, you can still get on with your day whilst wearing it. Cook, read, write, chill out on the sofa, anything. You always have the time for a mask and if you think about it, your face is always on show so you want it to look good all the time. Make the effort to have a skincare routine as you would any other kind of self care and health care. It’s important. 

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Timing wise you are to leave this on for 10 minutes. This is why the instructions are important to read because though most masks are 10-20 minutes, some can be 1 minute or half hour. So always check. As the mask sits and works its magic, the mask hardens and where it’s needed to work harder the mask turns into a musky pink colour. 

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By using a flannel and warm water, it was time to scrub off. Because the mask was really hard, it took a little extra scrubbing to remove. Several washes and scrubs later my face was clean and good.

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My face felt really good, boosted and soft. Even now a few days on its really good. I don’t have dry patches and I am at the perfect balance of normal. Some masks take me over to the oily side but this one hasn’t and its magic has done a really good job. 

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Would I recommend this mask? The answer is yes. I love a good clay mask and all the ones I have tried and made work for me. Simple to use and apply. You get a good amount in the pot to use several dozen times. Its £27.99 which is on the pricey side but you can get a good amount of masks out of it. So if you do the maths, it works out to be an average price per mask. If you want a mask that will work, and you can use it always and not switch about, try this one. 

face mask friday

There isn’t anything overly negative to say about this mask. It works, its does as it says it will and helped me to sort the dryness out. 

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Even though I was gifted this mask, and asked to review over on my YouTube channel, I actually do love this mask and I will be using it again. Everything about it works, easy to apply and instructions are clearly written. Go get this mask.

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You can get 15% off by using my discount code MELANIEKATE.

What is your go to mask at the minute? Would you recommend it to me?

Melanie Kate

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Hey! I am Mel, a fashion and lifestyle blogger from the UK.

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