DIY Beauty: Porridge Face Scrub

Egg Oats

Ok porridge is probably not the best name for this scrub, but it was a tie between that and calling it an omelette face scrub, and quite frankly porridge just sounds less strange. One thing I will stress for this tutorial is really make sure the egg shells are ground extremely well!

The egg shells should be ground until it feels like finely ground sand

Do not cut corners when it comes to grinding the eggshells, they’re fantastic for exfoliation but it you don’t grind them up enough they can have a similar effect on your skin as apricot kernels, scratchy and too rough (at least for me they were).

Hope you like the video!:D 

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Review: Masker-Aid Face Masks

(Disclaimer: Items sent for review)

How cute is that box? And not it didn’t go in the bin after I’d review the face masks, in fact it now houses all the dried rose petals that I use for my blog pictures…gone a bit off track there. Where was I? Oh yes, face masks :)

 ”MaskerAide has launched our first line of 6 superhydrating facial sheet masks that target the skin concerns of fabulous women everywhere”

Since these are from a Canadian brand it only took a bit longer to arrive than usual, but they still arrived for me within two weeks which was quite impressive. Hopefully at some point they will have an online store in the UK but for the moment it’s just Canada.

These face masks are free from: parabens, harsh dyes & pigments, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, benzophenone and glycerins.  I wanted to review these face masks in two sections, starting with Weather Warrior, Beauty Rest’ore and Pre Party Prep and then do a second blog post on I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, All Nighter and Detox Diva, but after trying out mask no.2 I decided my skin couldn’t risk trying out another one.

Basics:

  • $4.99= £3.14
  • Made in Canada
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free

I was absolutely shocked when I opened these, most mask like this are very moist but there was so much product in these that I was able to scrape out half and apply it just like that on my face the next day. Absolutely loaded with product!

Weather Warrior: When I first put this on I got this cool moisturising feeling which changed into a warm tingly feeling. When I removed it the skin felt plump and moisturised, but for some reason the skin on my forehead and temple reacted to it and went really red. Not one I’d try again for that reason.

Beauty Rest’ore: After the last mask I wanted to see if I’d get the same reaction. When I first put it on it was very moisturizing,cooling with quite a heavy smell of what I think was Lavander. Felt fine, but this time when I took it off just like the last mask my forehead really didn’t like it and neither did my cheeks or temples. Humm….

Pre Party Prep: This time I let my sister try out the mask to see how she reacted to it. While I have combination and sensitive skin she has normal to dry skin. For her there were no problems at all. No redness, her skin felt plum and firm and she found the mask quite nice.

After my experiences with the first two masks I think I’m not going to review the remaining three masks as my skin is currently sending my brain death-threats for the previous abuse.

After the second mask my whole face felt irritated for the next 24 hours. I can’t for the life of me pin point what exactly my skin didn’t like, my only conclusion is that sensitive skin types should avoid these masks but normal to dry skin types, like my sister, might like these.

You can get there here.