L’Oreal Skin Expert Pure Clay Mask | Review

Masking is one of my favourite pasttimes


It’s not often that I use a product and can say after the first use that I absolutely love it. But this, is one of those things! By far one of the best face masks I have used recently and, its affordable!! (Currently on Special for AUD$12.69 at Chemist Warehouse).

When I first saw this is in the pharmacy I grabbed it and put it in my basket without a second thought. As this range is fairly new and not very reviewed yet I thought I would give it a go before I am washed with preconceived ideas – and why not write the beginning of this post while it’s currently sucking the life out of my pores!

Detoxifying and Brightening  


It is heavily scented. But not in a bad way, but in a way that you are glad its only on your face for 15 odd minutes because you really want to get the smell away from your nose.


I just applied it with my good ol’ fingers. Usually with clay masks I would use a dedicated brush but this one seemed like an okay texture to use my fingers… and it was such a dream to put on.

Thoughts I had whilst it was on my face. Tight after about 5 minutes but not uncomfortable.


I chose to use a warm washcloth and water to remove it as this is how I would normally take off any clay mask and it worked great. Did not require much tugging at all at my skin to get it off and my face was completely clean after a few minutes.


Skin almost instantly looking really clean and bright – Check. Skin also felt a little dry afterwards but really not that bad. The next day my skin looks amazing. Very fresh and almost radiant looking (If I must say so myself).


Great for if you are wanting a new mask to try that is affordable and actually does more than just make your face look ridiculous for 15 minutes! I will definitely be going out to repurchase the other 2 masks in the range!

Have you tried this mask? Let me know your thoughts!


Clinique – Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

May I introduce you to: The Clinique Take The Day Off Balm – Cleanser.

This baby was introduced to me by a friend whilst on holiday in July this year… and as soon as I tried it I was hooked and had to have it in my life.

It is not the cheapest of cleansers, don’t get me wrong, this was a luxury purchase for me as I do not regularly spend much on skincare, especially a cleanser. But after trying it I decided that on the way home, in Duty Free, I would treat myself. (You can buy it at Farmers in NZ, or, it is $55.00 from http://nz.strawberrynet.com/skincare/clinique/take-the-day-off-cleansing-balm/51612/?langBox=nz)

http://nz.strawberrynet.com/skincare/clinique/take-the-day-off-cleansing-balm/51612/?langBox=nz Clinique Take The Day Off Balm - Cleanser
Clinique Take The Day Off Balm – Cleanser

How it works:

1. (Face of Makeup) Get about 2 pea sized amounts of the balm out of the tub and rub into face using your fingers. Really get in there and smudge it all around.

2. Them move onto eyes. Rub into mascara (even waterproof) and just rub gently back and forth, you will be amazed at how well it get ALL of your eye make-up off so easily.

3. (Optional) Wet fingers and go over your face, it will turn into a milky consistency, but like a said, this is optional, I tend to just go onto step 4.

4. Wet a facecloth with HOT water, as hot as you can handle to be put on your face and gently wipe off the balm and with that, your make up.

That is it. It may take a bit longer than washing your face normally, but these steps will get it ALL off in one go. Its so easy and rather refreshing. It doesn’t leave an oily residue on your face which is a big plus! This cleansing balm has made me want to try other Clinique skincare, if only it wasn’t so expensive!

As I have not tried other cleansing balms, I an not recommend a dupe or cheaper alternative. If you know of one, PLEASE ; let me know! 🙂