Sunday, 1 October 2017

*Body Shop Japanese Match Tea Face Mask #DareToMask

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! I've had a busy week writing my transfer thesis and it's very nearly done, which is good as it's dragged on for ages! It's currently with my supervisors so I'm waiting for their feedback before I make the final set of corrections so fingers crossed! :)

Today I thought I would have a little pamper day to myself before my birthday tomorrow! I recently won this face mask in a Body Shop competition as part of their #DareToMask campaign and it came at the perfect time! So today I washed my hair, brushed it for once haha and put some argan oil through the ends, full body moisturised (something I should probably do everyday with my dry skin but I never do), sorted out my eyebrows, did a face mask and I'm currently painting my nails and eating chocolate, perfect haha! :)

I have to admit, face masks are not really part of my usual skincare routine and I tend to use them occassionally if my skin is looking a bit rubbish or if I'm with the girls or having some pamper time to myself or usually if my skin needs it I will put my Clinique overnight mask on which is basically a thicker moisturiser :) So when this face mask came through the door I was really excited to try it out! 

Body Shop Matcha Tea Face Mask Review

So the Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Cleansing Mask* comes in a little 50ml jar and it costs £16 at The Body Shop which isn't actually that bad. At first I was a bit skeptical about whether I would like it and whether I would pay £16 myself for a face mask considering I don't really use them and I use moisturiser every day so I feel like I don't need to justify spending £36 on my Clinique moisturiser  and I gladly repurchase that without hesitation. But I tried the mask and afterwards my skin looked and felt amazing! I was actually so surprised at how good it looked and I couldn't stop looking at my skin! So I'm actually really impressed so I am going to be adding it to my skincare routine XD 

The texture of the mask is like a mousse I would say, it's very light and it applies really nicely. You have to apply quite a bit to have an even green layer but if you can live without that you can get away with using less. I think it smells really nice, it's very fresh and not overpowering at all and it's very pleasant on your skin :) It has a slight cooling effect which is nice because then it makes you feel like it's actually doing something. So I just applied a thin layer, left it on for 5 minutes and washed it off and I gently rubbed it in circular motions to exfoliate my face a bit. It washes off nicely and it doesn't dry your skin out afterwards which I really liked! And I was actually so impressed with how fresh and nice my skin looked afterwards after just one use! 

The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Pollution Cleansing Mask Review

The Body Shop recommends to use to the mask a few times a week however I'm too lazy for that so I try and use it once a week or every other week especially now that the weather is getting colder and I personally think that more often might be a bit excessive with my skin especially if the rest of my skincare routine is working fine. Depending on how thick you apply it I think you should be able to get a lot of uses out of it, however if you're applying it thickly and using it a few times a week it probably won't last too long :)

So those are my thoughts on the Japanese Matcha Tea face mask and I was pleasantly surprised by it! I've definitely started to incorporate it into my skincare routine and I love how my skin looks and feels afterwards :) I've got my eye on their other masks to try next and if there's an offer on I feel like I wouldn't have to justify buying it to myself at all! :)

*This face mask was sent to me courtesy of The Body Shop, however all opinions are 100% my own :)

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  1. Great post, I like masks from this brand :-)

  2. This sounds like the perfect day, pampering yourself and eating chocolate =o)

  3. You look lovely! Maybe I should give this one a try!

  4. Thanks a lot :D

    looks awesome. I really would like to try more TBS products my friend!

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  5. Great post :)
    Zapraszam na nowy post :)

  6. Dear Nev, this means today is your birthday! Happy birthday, all the best to you! And although you don't need any mask as you are in general so beautiful - thanks a lot for the review!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  7. This sounds really lovely! Have a great start to your week. Happy Birthday!! Gemma x

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope all of your birthday wishes come true!
    Your pre-birthday pamper day yesterday looks like it was wonderful!
    I love Body Shop products! The Japanese Matcha Tea Face Mask looks wonderful - and you look adorable with it on!

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  9. I confess that I have rarely used masks! I feel I should though as I have liked them when having a facial! Love the pouty lips photo! I hope you have a fab birthday!xxx

  10. fantastic mask

  11. Aw this looks lovely, I should use masks more they really make you feel like you are pampering yourself!
    Isabelle x

  12. That mask sounds amazing

  13. It´s one of products that I got my eyes on! ;) Thanks for the review
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  14. Great post dear!

  15. Great post! I really need that mask. :)

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  16. This mask sounds like a winner!

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  17. ohhh bookmarking this! i wanna try this mask! :)

    xoxo, rae

  18. This product sounds really good !
    I love mask routine !
    I really wish I'll find a Body shop in Sicily

  19. Love matcha so this is so tempting to try! Cute photos too :)

  20. I've never heard about this, but I would like to try <3
    Bisous from Peru

  21. I hope you had a great birthday, mine is next week! Cool face mask too!

  22. Lovely post babe! I want to try this! xx

  23. Sounds like such a great mask! <3 I need to try this

    X Merel

  24. I'm the same when it comes to face masks - they may not be a staple in my skincare regime, but they're perfect for that quick refresh when needed! Thanks for the introduction to this face mask, I may well give it a go sometime :) Hope you're having a lovely week so far Nevena!

  25. I need to try out this mask! Thank you for your review!


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  26. I definitely want to try this product! It sounds amazing!

  27. Great post.
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  28. I’ve heard great things about this mask. It’s amazing it made a difference after one use! I love green tea too, so I’d probably love this. Thanks for the review!

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  29. that is something I need to try. I"m going to run to the body shop soon
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  30. Looks like an amazing product! Thanks for sharing!

  31. This mask looks amazing !
    Have a good evening ;-)
    Olivia <3

  32. This mask sounds great. Thanks for sharing it.
    Have a nice time,

  33. I wanna try it!!

  34. A japanese matcha tea mask? Woooohh im a fan, i need to head to bodyshop soon. Great review as well dear.
    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  35. Green Matcha Tea is such a great ingredient - like the sound of it!


  36. this mask is really interesting!

  37. Wow! lovely product! I want to try it!

  38. I've heard about the wonderful benefits of matcha tea for the body, and I've been longing to try matcha tea mask for quite some time. Thanks for this recommendation babe.

    Jessica |

  39. Sounds like a must try! Need to get myself one. Wishing you a great weekend. x


  40. Oh this looks like a good product!
    I really like the matcha