Monthly Archives: March 2015

Timeless Truth – luxury beauty masks.

So I recently received a facemask from “Timeless Truth beauty masks.”

The company is local to me and I was delighted to get the chance to try out their charcoal detox brightening mask from the fusion range.

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The look – the packaging is bright and sleek. The mask comes in a neat pouch which is easy to open and store. The back of the sachet has directions and ingredients so you know everything that is inside.

Along with the mask you receive a small information booklet which shows you the different types of products you can buy and what each of them does best!

After cleansing my face I removed the mask from the sachet and peeled it apart before smoothing it down onto my face.

The mask is soaked in a serum which means it isn’t dry on application. You also so much excess serum you can keep the pouch in the fridge and re-use it!

I placed my mask in the fridge anyway beforehand just so my face could feel refreshed as well as cleansed!

As seen below I did try to smooth the mask over all my face but unfortunately the bottom part didn’t seem to stick. But it is a comfortable fit and is made from non woven fabric.

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With some face masks I find that after a while I start to feel uncomfortable and my skin feels irritated but with TT this wasn’t the case at all. After 15 minutes my skin already began to feel smooth and tightened.

Overall I would definitely rate this product, it is much easier using a mask of this type than having to apply clay or gel on the skin!

The mask could easily be carried in a travel bag and has left my cheeks feeling smooth and glowing!

Prices range from £4.90- £8.90 with a range of different luxury masks.

I had a great masking experience even if my boyfriend did think I looked a little crazy!

http://www.thebeautymask.co.uk

@TTBeautyMasks.


Let me know what your favourite facemasks are and they might be on my next review!

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Smooth Skin.

I have adored Lush products for a while now, I have been sucked into an obsession with their vegan and cruelty free products. From bath bombs to shampoo bars and perfume, Lush has so much to offer and I shop their once a month! My boyfriend says it’s shameful but I can’t help but spend!

Just after Christmas I purchased Imperialis, a Lush facial moisturiser for combination skin.

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The product smells quite flowery and has a pink tint to it. It’s consistency is quite thick so I tend to only use a tiny bit and it’s easy to spread.

It doesn’t leave skin feeling greasy and contains only natural products: Cocoa butter, tiger lily nd orange flower.

The pot can fit snugly in a make up bag or purse and is priced at £13.50.

The only con I have about Imperalis is that when you walk around with it in a make up bag the moisturiser tends to stick to the lid of the pot. It sometimes seeps out the sides and leaves a seal around the rim.

Having said that I love this product, it’s perfect for sensitive skin, doesn’t irritate and leaves your face smelling lovely!!

Systems and Statistics.

Today I finally received a response from the Sussex Community NHS Trust, for the Freedom Of Information request I sent off.

How many people under the age of 25 were diagnosed with a mental health issue between 2012-2014 and how many were diagnosed with depression and anxiety between 2012 and 2014.

The answer:

3383 people assessed and 2701 people received treatment following their assessment. 

Not a shockingly large number but still high considering these are just figures from one body in Sussex, this doesn’t include the other trusts and obviously private healthcare. Think of the people who don’t want to visit their GP, or the others who are in denial about their mental health.

So many more young people are suffering with mental health issues with many Doctors blaming society and the media.

I am a number in this statistic, I myself have been through the system and unfortunately it failed me hugely.

When I was 18 I was prescribed 100mg of Sertraline – an SSRI that is normally prescribed in much smaller doses, the average being 25mg.

It was no wonder I was walking around like a zombie with a gormless expression and no emotion whatsoever. Yet I was naive and swallowed my tablets as if they were everyday vitamin Cs. I did not think of the possible long term effects as long as the dark cloud above me was fading it was fine.

Looking back I shouldn’t have taken those, they are mind altering drugs.I have no idea what damage they have done if any, but also I wonder why my Doctor was so eager to hand these to me.

After watching a C4 documentary this evening called “Being Bipolar” it highlighted that patients are being given medication to change their chemical imbalance, yet doctors haven’t even identified the chemical they are changing or the one they need to supposedly change.

Even now I can’t identify my personality and I don’t remember what I used to be like as a person. I do blame it on medication and I believe everyone should seek alternatives rather than a quick fix.

3 years later and I just finished Hypnotherapy sessions. It was my last resort and I was losing hope, however, I feel calmer but I’m not sure if my anxiety has completely gone.

I shouldn’t have too but maybe I will just have to start getting accustomed to it.