Believe it or not, i've never actually had a facial and I don't really use facepacks. But today, i'll be discussing my first proper facial (you can call it a facial, trust me- it's that good) on the surface it looks like a facepack, but this is actually a facial in a jar. If this is what a 'proper salon facical' feels like, I want to use it every night and I want to get facials on a weekly basis. In fact, i'm so impressed with GLAMGLOW that i'm considering emailing them and asking them to create a full body exfoliating mud mask. This mask, is something that I would happily cover my whole body in. Not only does it smell amazing, it's one of those masks that you can feel actually working. The tingle really does make your skin feel fresh and the packaging is just to die for.
Packaging has always been a big element of 'buyability' for me and you can't go wrong with Glamglow's packaging. They've kept it modern with the silver and black, but it is still really posh and 'glam!' (excuse the pun). I think this would make a gorgeous gift for someone special (boys, take note for valentines day) I think the case that it's in is so cute and pretty (how sad am I, finding a jar pretty!) No but seriously, the packaging is gorgeous and I will be buying this for people as a present as it's seriously glam! I love how when you open the box it says 'hello sexy', this product is not only glam, but personalised too which is always nice.
Here you can see the packaging a bit more. It is a ten minute mud mask facial, which is meant to leave you with super radiant skin. It is said to be a 'little sexy' facial, yes it is sexy but I wouldn't say it's just a 'little' sexy, this goes all the way, it makes you feel rejuvenated, well and truly. You can see that it is a mud mask, i've never used a mud mask so got stuck in to it as i've heard that mud masks are the best type.
So what makes this mask different from other masks on the market?
It boasts giving 'immediate camera-ready glowing skin', with a mud base from Southern France and a moisturising collagen synthesis for both men and women! Ground breaking teaoxi technology and super-antioxidants (the amazing things that stop inflammation etc.) AND real pieces of tea leaf, all of this mouth full is contained in this little jar of wonders. Wow. No wonder it's good. It should be renamed the dream mask.
Apologies of horrible unmake up'd me, but this is a collage of photos of my face before the facial, as you can see, it is really quite red and puffy. Mm yummy! Considering i've never had a facial I think it was about time that I treated my poor skin to some glam loving! One day I just decided that my skin is majorly in need of this little jar and it's volcanic rocks, French sea clay and green tea leaf pieces... what more could you want.
The next photo shows the mask drying on my face, okay so it may not look sexy on, but it sure feels sexy. You can feel it tingling for the first few minutes but then it goes away as it hardens up, the mask literally hardens up so much that it goes completely dry and you literally can hardly move your face, i've obviously never had botox, but I suppose it gives you a botox sensation, without the expense or pain.
It feels so relaxing having this mask on, picture the scene; A glamorous tingling face pack, a glass of wine (or champagne if you're feeling posh), some strawberries dipped in chocolate whilst been laid in a hot bubble bath. You could even read 50 Shades of Grey and make it super girlie. Maybe national Facepack day would be a good cause for all of us girlies. What do you think aha?
The aftermath, once again, major apologies for a make up less moi. But of course, the only way to show you the softness of my skin is to upload a photo. I can promise you that my skin felt heavenly, luxurious and cared for after wearing this mask for ten minutes. When you wash it off,you can feel the exfoliators working, which is great for your face as it keeps you looking young. My redness had calmed down and my skin looked less puffy, but I find the real effect of face packs is the morning after, my skin literally felt perfect.
You can buy this mask from the GlamGlow website, I would recommend it, if you feel like treating yourself BUY THIS FACEPACK. If Mother's day (or even Fathers day!) ,Valentines day, Christmas, any occasions are coming up, you have to put this at the top of your list. If you're feeling generous, this would make an amazing gift. It's £19.99, which isn't expensive when you consider the wide array of skin perfecting ingredients inside this glamorous jar. I didn't realise so much goodness could be crammed into such a cute package. Don't forget, if you use it sparingly, you could get around 10 facials from this jar, which works out at £1.99 a facial, when you break it down like that, it's more than worth the money. I'm so glad this is finally available in the UK, I need an endless supply, and I hope they make a full body mask! Might start a petition.
Lucky for you I have a discount code for you all, enter BBGLAM20 at discount for 20% off!
Have you ever had a facial before?
What's your favourite face mask to use?
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