Garnier Tissue Masks Review

If you have seen my Garnier Haul you know I got two tissue masks – Moisture & Aqua Bomb and Moisture & Freshness  a couple of weeks ago. So I finally got to use both of the face masks! 🙂

Sheet Masks

Tissue Masks are inspired by Asian beauty and they are so popular at the moment. First I heard about those type of masks one year ago, I found Sephora has sheet masks and that is how I tried for a very first time. I really like the idea of the sheet masks because they are so easy to use – just anywhere, any time. Asian sheet masks are usually for a daily use, such as Sephora ones. Garnier Tissues Masks are worth 1 week of hydrating serum, so they are stronger and not for a daily use.

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Garnier Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Mask

The fabric of the mask is 100% natural cellulose fiber tissue so it can soak the hydrating serum and to be easy to place. The serum is worth one week of hydrating which is really a moisture bomb. It contains hyaluronic acid and naturally-derived ingredients. Pomegranate is known as a antioxidant and helps for repairing.

This mask is perfect for dehydrated skin, it is so rich.  I spent one week in Norway and when I came back my skin was quite dry and I felt it dehydrated so I decided to give a try to Garnier Moisture Bomb. My skin felt amazing after trying it. When I removed the mask there was a lot of hydrating serum left and I massaged my face till it absorbs it. On the next day my skin looked amazing! I skipped the day cream because my skin is on the oily side. For once in a while I think this mask is great! I recommend it especially if you have dry skin.

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Garnier Moisture + Freshness Tissue Mask

Apart from the hydrating serum, this mask contains also extract of green tea which is perfect for normal to combination skin types. Green tea also tightens the pores balance the oily skin, it was the main reason I got this mask. It is also free of oils so it is not greasy. The tissue mask has a cooling effect which makes you enjoy it even more. This mask leaves the skin fresher, softer and more hydrated.  I definitely love it too!

The packaging 

The packaging is very pretty – light metallic colours. You can make a gift set with some of the other products of the range. It is also very easy to get it with you on a trip so you can have same relaxing -me – time over your holiday.

The application:

  1. Unfold and place to clean skin.
  2. Remove the blue film.
  3. Leave on for 15 minutes and relax!
  4. Remove the mask and gently massage.

The application is so easy and quick because it doesn’t require rinsing. The tissue mask should be unfold and placed directly on the face which guarantees maximum impact. The skin is able to absorb all the hydrating serum and as a result it will leave the skin looking youthful, smooth, softer and hydrated.

The tissue mask is quite big and for sure it will cover your face as it comes to the eyes, nose and mouth it wasn’t difficult to place the cuts. Once I put the mask on my face it felt a little bit heavy but when you peal off the blue film it feels better. I really like the smell and the feeling while wearing the mask.

After both of the tissue masks my skin was very hydrated, soft and smooth. It looked and felt amazing. I like those masks and I will definitely buy them again.

P.S: Have you tried those masks? What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Why you should visit Sicily next?

Since it is almost spring.. oh finally! I can’t wait to put away all those winter clothes.. Isn’t it the best time to plan next trip or summer vacation? When it is warm and sunny,  when I close my eyes I see a beautiful island, endless beach, palm trees and turquoise water.

One of the most gorgeous islands in Europe is Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea and it is the southern part of Italy.

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Amazing Landscapes

Sicily can offer to its guests different landscapes – from agriculture, through beautiful beaches to mount Etna. Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe and it is located on the east coast of Sicily, close to Taormina and Catania. Etna is also one of the most active volcanos in the world which makes the visit unique and interesting experience.

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Sicilian Beaches 

Here the beaches are over 280 and they are very different – from rocky coasts to soft shinny sands, from dark blue to clean turquoise waters. One of the most popular beaches are San Vito lo Capo in Trapani, Mondello beach in Palermo, Taormina`s beach and Scala dei Turchi but of course you can always find a hidden spot and be far from the crowd.

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Sicily is different than Northern Italy

in many ways.. From the food to the lifestyle everything is quite different and not in a bad way. Sicily enjoys the life calm, quite and with no stress which makes it a good place for vacation.

History

Sicily have been influenced by so many cultures because of its central location and natural recourses. The island was colonised by Greeks, then it was a part of Romans Empire but also it was influenced by spanish, arabs and etc.  While in Sicily you can’t miss visiting Agrigento – Valley of Temples, Siracuse, Taormina,Catania and Ragusa.

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Cultural events & traditions

In Sicily you can experience different celebrations – from traditional celebration in connection to the church to celebrations for arts and local foods. Sicilians have a lot of traditions they still follow , they are very religious and close to their families.

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Sicilians are very friendly and warm-welcoming

I can’t skip the fact that Sicilians are so warm-hearted people. They are kind and very polite. if you need something, they definitely will try to help you. Only difficulty you may face is that most of the people don’t speak English.

 Food 

In Sicily you can try all Italian favourites – pizza, pasta and etc. But try also some of the Sicilian specialties like the sweet cannoli – a fried tubular shell stuffed with a sweet ricotta, tasty arancini – stuffed rice balls or refreshing granita – shredded ice with different flavours.

Wine 

Wine culture in Sicily dates from thousands of years, the myths tells how god Dionysos brought the grapes to the island himself. Sicily is famous with its wines – home land of Marsala wine – dry or sweet red, Nero d`Avola – strong red and others, so try them out. Cheers!

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Coffee culture

Not much of a surprise here.. For all Italians coffee is very important part of the day, it is not only a drink but it is time to socialise, to meet friends and to discuss some news and passions. Sicilians drink a lot of coffee – from early morning till late after they have dinner.

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P.S: Let`s meet in Sicily!

xoxo,
Gabrielle

Appreciate!

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They say I need to appreciate the little things that make me smile – the smell of coffee in the mornings, a beautiful flower,  smiles  of strangers… and I do and it makes me happy.

To live the little things because it is ok to be childish sometimes… it is fun to dance in the park when there is only you and him… it is nice to sing loud when your favourite song is on the radio… it is amazing to walk on grass with bare feet… and it makes me so happy!

To love the little things because you don’t need much to be happy… when he buys you your favourite  chocolate… when the sun shines on your face.. when your sister sends you just “how r u sis”-type of a text… when I can smell the sea…when a stranger tells you something nice… every little win every – single – day… makes me super happy!

But I have learnt myself the hardest thing is to appreciate not the things that make you happy, but the things that make you stronger .. force you to grow.. to move.. to change.. Once you learn this you can be happy.

And I do appreciate them because I know if  all of those thing never happened I wouldn’t be here today.. I wouldn’t be me 🙂

xoxo,

Gabrielle

 

Manhattan Supreme Lash & L`Oreal Mega Volume Collagene Mascara Review

Lately I have been using very small amount of make up but the thing I can’t skip is the mascara. In every drugstore you can find a huge range of different mascaras. I think you can find the perfect one considering your preferences. The first mascara I have ever bought was by Maybelline, and I have tried a lot of their mascaras and I really like them. But  today I have two favourite ones –  Manhattan Supreme Lash  and the other one is L`Oreal Mega Volume.

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So I have been using Manhattan Supreme Lash since I bought it for a first time which was a little bit more than one year ago. The packaging is very pretty, interesting asymmetric design in pop-up bronze colour. It retails for approximately 6 euros.

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I really like Manhattan Supreme Lash because it makes my lashes very full and a little bit longer. The colour is black but not super extreme black so it doesn’t look very fake. It is easy to build up and  to get more intense look. It stays all day without any problems. Also it is not difficult to remove I guess thanks to the Argan oil in it.

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L`Oreal Mega Volume Mascara with Collagene is the newest item in my makeup collection. It is in nice black tube with a white detail, looking very elegant and classy. The brush compared to the Manhattan one is bigger. But can`t say it is more comfortable for me to use. You can get it for about 14 euros.

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As it comes to applications it gives very intense look from the first application so it doesn’t need to be build up. I like it because it makes my lashes longer, the thing  I don’t like is that it does make them cleave a little bit. And comparing to Manhattan one the colour is darker. I remove it also very easy but I don’t build it up too much.

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From this photo you can see the results are pretty much the same, there is very little difference. If I have to choose one of them I will definitely go for Manhattan Supreme Lash Mascara. Because it gives more of a natural look. It also is half of the price of L`Oreal Mega Volume.

P.S: Do you have a favourite mascara?

xoxo,

Gabrielle