face mask friday

Happy face mask Friday everyone. Every Friday I review a different face mask for you all. Its a way for me to try out new mask and so all of you see and can read a little more about the mask before you buy yourself. Most masks I try are to do with me skin type and what I need to have better skin. My type is normal to dry and I normally go for masks used to hydrate and moisturise my face. However sometimes things look interesting or just take my fancy so I try these too. 

unicorn face mask

Today’s mask is Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-boosting unicorn mask. It’s a peel off mask. Peel off masks fascinate me and I am always trying to pull it off in one go. I don’t often achieve that one but it’s worth the try. Yes To is part of an award winning beauty crew and their products are a natural line that utilises the goodness of fruit and veggies. This mask is to improve dull and uneven skin, with grapefruit and vitamin c to help gain bright, brilliant glowing skin. 

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I started off with clean dry face. To be fair I’d just got out the shower and dried my hair. To put the mask on I had my makeup brush ready and because my hair is growing like crazy. I chucked my hair into a top knot and headband. Knot wraps or similar headbands are really good for masks especially. You really don’t want to get your hair stuck in the mask. 

peel off mask

As always I read the instructions because you never know what and when to apply the mask! Mask’s can be really random and wear for a minute or 15. It completely depends on the mask, the brand and what its meant to help with. Today’s mask was a wear for 10 minutes mask. I have to say that the packaging is pretty. Love the metallic pink that covers most of the pack. Also the tear drop shape makes it unusual that the regular rectangular ones. 

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When I opened this mask to apply, it wasn’t as easy to get out the pack. To be fair I have had it a few weeks but it was more of a paste than a liquid. It took a lot to get it out of the pack and onto my face. 

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The texture was more solid than other peel off masks I have tried. It wasn’t easy to spread around and a lot went such a little way. I felt like it took longer to apply the mask than the actual wear time! Even after I tore the packet open, pushing the mask up and out onto my mask took effort. Where the opening was, was like it was stuck shut which made it harder but with some warmth of my hands it worked a little better after a minute or two. 

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Application wise, I can’t stay I was too happy with the way it applied. My face was covered and it tells you to apply on chin, cheeks and t-zone. But an equal layer was impossible to get. Maybe it was the brush that didn’t help with the coverage as well as my fingers would. It just wouldn’t cover an equal layer across the areas needing it. 

holographic

Colour wise the mask is had a pretty shimmer and holographic tone. You can see the colours and tones more so on the brush but kind of see on the face too. I don’t know why but I thought the mask would be more pink but holographic was the main focus in the colouring. 

yes to face mask

Once the mask was applied and I was ok with the amount on my face. Well I had kind of given up trying for a better coverage but was ok with what I had. It was time for a chilled 10 minutes. This is where masks are good. You can do whatever you want in them 10 minutes, housework, catch up with a friend, cook the dinner, read. Anything really. For me I just browsed the internet looking for ideas for DIYs. 

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After the 10 minutes I was surprised my face wasn’t as wrinkled and stuck for the dried out mask. I have to say when I was removing it some of the mask wasn’t dry yet and left slimy patches across my face. Whilst the rest peeled off nicely. It always makes me intreeged as to how masks work and how the peel off ones doe especially. Even where to find the edge to peel off or try to peel off as a whole. 

peel off mask

Anyway as I mentioned parts of the mask were still sticky and they were left slimy on my face when I had peeled the rest off. I just damned a flannel and wiped them off. Did try to just rub off with my fingers but they were just making too much slimy mess, so the flannel was easier. 

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When I looked in the mirror after all the mask was removed. My face had a hint of redness to it. I can’t say I was hot or warm even. Maybe its were the mask was peeled off and takes some of the drier skin with it or what. It wasn’t a glow red colouring either. But that had gone by this morning. 

face mask friday

Today my face feels good. My cheeks and t-zone especially. Like its had its added boost that it just so needed. There isn’t a dry patch to my face to be honest. But I wish the mask had gone further because my jaw line and chin area is slightly on the rough, spotty side. Which is something unusual for me, but something I have had all week so not from the mask. 

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For the £3.99 I spent on this mask, I would say there are better ones on the market than this. Though it has worked and my skin feels on good condition. I can’t overly say it’s glowing. Its definitely evened out the skin and the main parts where the mask sat feel and look really good. Smooth and hydrated nicely. 

face mask review

If you are fruit fan, this mask smells of blood oranges more than grapefruit but has a hint of that too. Though by the time the mask is applied fully the scent goes away. I think the scent came more from the packet of mask rather than the mask on my face. But there we go. 

It’s a fun mask. By that I mean because its unicorn, a peel off and holographic. I would go with this being a teenager kind of mask. Or for a pamper party or something of that kind of party. There really isn’t much of unicorn to this mask and I personally don’t think of unicorn as holographic but more rainbow like and magical. Maybe the shimmer element brings that into play. 

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This mask overall I wouldn’t buy again. Its too thick to apply and the coverage just isn’t up to others I can buy for less money and get better results. If the mask was more of a liquid than a paste it would work better. Yes its a reasonable priced mask and one that most can afford. But I wanted to see more from this mask. 

What would put unicorn into this mask to make the product name worth it? I really don’t know, more glitter and shine. Golds and silvers maybe. 

face maskTeenage pamper parties, this mask is a good one to put in the bag but really for a weekly use mask or even monthly as an adult I wouldn’t buy this again. For £4 I want to see more from the brand. It needs to be able to open when ripped open and the brush can then dip easily into the mask and spread better on the face. 

face mask review

I may sound harsh with this review but it didn’t work for me. Mask for me are meant to be enjoyable and keeping my skin in tip top condition. But things that take more effort and time to apply just aren’t for me. Maybe that’s why patches weren’t dry enough to peel because of the way it just brushed and stuck within seconds. 

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If you are a teenager and someone new to skincare. Even a teen Christmas stocking filler than yes but otherwise I really wouldn’t buy or recommend this mask to anyone. 

What is your go to mask at the minute? Any you’d recommend me try?

Melanie Kate

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

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