Beauty product, Beauty subscription bag, Face and body mask, International beauty subscription bag, Lip Monthly

Lip Monthly | March,2017

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Hello Glamazons!

 

I discovered an international subscription service which ships worldwide. Its called the Lip Monthly and is a God send for all those who love lip products.

For the price of $13/- only you get a total of 4 products in an adorable bag. 3 of the 4 products are lip related and one is non lip related.

Recently Lip Monthly has started allowing customizations. They send their subscribers an email to inform them that customization is open.

You simply log into your account access the customization link and choose the shade you want. Lip Monthly packages ship out by the 10th of every month.

You receive a tracking number with the shipment details, however it only shows entry into India through Mumbai, on the DHL website. The bag itself arrives in a wonderful gold bubble wrap lined envelope, which not only gives the goodies protection but also looks pretty.

The March Lip Monthly in all its goodness!

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Image courtesy  | Wonder Of Glam

Have a look at the envelope it all comes in:

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Image courtesy |  Mysubscriptionaddiction.com

Have a look at the very cute bag:

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Image courtesy | Subscription Box Ramblings

In the bag is included an information card which lists out the products along with prices and sometimes the shade name.

Have a look at the card :

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Image courtesy | Hello Subscription

Below is a list of the products I received :

Laritzy Liquid  Lipstick | In the shade ‘Lola’

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Pucker up baby because this lipper feels good, looks good and is good for you! It also smells awesome!

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss | In the shade ‘Brooke’

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Image courtesy | Canadian Subscription Box Addict 

Evelyn Iona LIPGLOSS isn’t sticky-icky but instead creamy and lush, adding a plumpifying coat of goodness to your lips. In fact, you could even eat it – made from Bark Extract (tightens and plumps lips), Oregano (works as an antioxidant) Vitamin E (natural moisturizer), Coconut oil (helps fight signs of ageing) & Shea Butter (helps heal skin and improve its general appearance) and many other natural ingredients that are hydrating for your lips.

Coastal Scents Lipstick | In the shade ’06’

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This is a luscious lipstick in a creamy,shimmery shade. These lipsticks are paraben free.

Leaders USA Face Mask | In the variant ‘Caribbean Coconut Calming Mask’

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This is my favorite product in the bag this month. 7 Wonders Caribbean Coconut Calming Mask is an advanced bio-cellulose mask that calms red and irritated skin and leaves skin soothed and refreshed.
This ones right up my alley as I do have redness on my face which I need to continuously cover up with foundation and I wonder how did Lip Monthly know what skin type I have.
They don’t make you fill a questionnaire.  Guess random selection just worked out for me.
Considering you pay only Rs.870/- for a monthly subscription (shipping is free world wide) you get 4 products worth Rs. 4,619/- only. The bag literally pays for itself 5 times over!!

So that my review.I hope you enjoyed reading this.

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Thank you for your time and remember to be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you.

Much Love!

YLT

PS: Wanna subscribe to Lip Monthly? Click on the link below:

https://lipmonthly.com//referral/Id1cdzbn3tGv

This is a referral link so every time you buy using this link, I get a free bag or points to redeem products from the Lip Monthly online shop. If you are planning to sign up please do use this link so I may get free bags to review and post on this blog or redeem it for products to review on this blog.

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Beauty product, Beauty subscription bag, Face and body mask

French Red Clay | Clay Face Masque | Natural Bath & Body

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Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing the French Red Clay, Clay face masque by Natural Bath & Body. The mask itself comes in an little, black tub.

I have the 15 gm size.This typically retails for approximately Rs.100/- only.

The website states, “Like the special clay masks that were a favorite with the egyptian goddess cleopatra, our french red clay mask never fails to soften your skin, preserve its complexion and impart a natural glow. It is a gentle paste of french red clay, which is an absolute powerhouse of iron and other minerals!”

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I have used this product before I had received it as part of my first ever Fab Bag back in February,2016. This is one of my favorite face masks.

It’s best suited for normal to oily skin types, and it cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it highly refreshed and toned. The clay is blended with rose oil, virgin coconut oil and the balancing cedar wood essential oils.

As the oils further nourish the skin, turmeric powder and sandalwood give it a distinctive radiance. Reveal your best skin from head to toe through regular use of this masque.

This face mask while safe for regular use, is recommended twice or thrice a week. It protects the skin from harmful damage caused by free radicals and pollutants in the environment.

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Image courtesy | Thefitindian.com

I tend to get redness and itchiness on  my face and this masqe takes care if that very well. The masque also minimizes pores and deep cleanses.

Over time it purifies the skin to bring out your natural luster and tone.Noteworthy ingredients are:

  1. Purified water
  2. Kaolin(healing clay mud) | Perfect for oily skin
  3. Fullers Earth | Also known as ‘Multani mitti’
  4. Virgin Coconut Oil  | It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal
  5. Gramflour | Fights pimples naturally
  6. Turmeric Powder | A natural antiseptic

You can upgrade this masks potential by:

  1. Bringing water to a gentle boil, and exposing your face to the steam.
  2. Allow 2-3 minutes for your pores to fully open.
  3. Immediately follow with mask application.
  4. Apply directly on skin avoiding any contact with the eyes
  5. Leave it on to dry for 15 minutes
  6. Wash off completely with water
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While washing I found that because its clay based, its a bit slippery and slimy to wash off. I had to finally resort to a wash cloth to get it all off.

But I feel super clean!! had  blackheads on my nose and enlarged pores on my cheeks now they’re all gone!

I have a 15 gm tub tube so I don’t expect it to last that long (I apply face masks every weekend) but a little goes a long way, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth!

I will definitely buy the full size once this when gets over and will give it 4.5 stars on a 5 star rating scale.
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So that’s it from me. Thank you for reading.
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And always, be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you!
Mwah!!
Love,
YLT
PS: Want to try out this mask? Purchase it by clicking on:
 https://naturalbathnbody.com/products/french-red-clay-face-mask
Beauty product

Natural Bath & Body | Rose & Mint Hand Souffle

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Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing, the Natural Bath & Body Co.s Rose and Mint Hand Souffle. I received it in my March, 2017 MSM Style Box.

I have the 50 gm tub which  retails for Rs.275/- only. “For the daily rigor that our hands go through they deserve the advanced treatment that Natural Bath & Body stimulating cream provides.

Enriched with fusion of organic and natural butters that protects and deeply hydrates the skin. It has a Soothing scent of freshly plucked Rose petals and a hint of garden Mint is pure decadence.” ( Nykaa.com)

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Let me start with the scent. It reminded me of a face mask of a cheap beauty parlor.

Frankly, I was expecting something a little more exotic. Though I have to say I love the color and texture of this product.

The packaging could be a little more “rose-y”. They have been stingy with the roses.

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This product also claims to be an effective, heavy hand cream/souffle (explains the light texture) that softens dry skin, chapped cuticles and callused heels. Its enriched with the goodness of rose petals and fresh mint.

Its summers here now and I have been using a lot of this cream and I have found that it not only protects the skin from dryness, but also nourishes and deeply hydrates the skin. This product is also paraben free.

I was looking up parabens and their effects on the skin and here’s some information. Parabens can cause allergic reactions and breast cancer.

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I was reading up a bit about this brand and came to know that Natural Bath & Body makes a wide range of unique organic skin care, bath and body products. Their products are manufactured using only “natural essential oils and botanical extracts and are a perfect blend of ancient Ayurvedic concepts, modern technology and creativity.

All their products are made with high quality, exotic ingredients, superior hygiene standards and are absolutely safe to use.”

How to use Rose& Mint Hand Souffle : 

  1. Smooth over hands after washing. Use as often as required.
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And that’s my review!

Thank you for reading. Please like,comment,subscribe and share this blog with your friends and loved ones.

Help me reach the magic number of 25 followers. And always, be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you! Mwah!!

Love,
YLT
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Pucker Up | Fab Bag | February,2017

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Hello Glamazons!

I have been subscribing off and on to Fab Bag. An Indian beauty subscription company.

You pay Rs.399/- only a month and in return, you receive three or four (sometimes five) exciting beauty products in a cute little pouch. Fab Bag usually sends out a text message or an e-mail indicating when the bag was shipped out,with tracking number details so you know to look out for it.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I had organized beauty boxes for all my women employees. I am in Human Resources and am responsible for employee engagement.

I had approached other beauty companies along with Fab Bag and they are the only ones that sent me a sample bag. I loved the stuff inside it and so here’s my review.

Usually, towards the end of the previous month, Fab Bag sends out an e-mail to its 3 to 6 month subscribers to choose the star product of the month.

Every month Fab Bag also features one star product. This month it was the latest product from Sugar Cosmetics.

I received:

  1. Moha Herbal Shower Gel | 30 ml | Price not known 
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I am yet to use this product. It claims to contain Aloe for detoxification, Neem for antiseptic and anti fungal properties, Orange for a daily Vitamin C dose and Tea Tree for black head and pimple reduction.

It has a sweetish spa like fragrance which is very refreshing and ayurvedic. Usage of this product will render the skin soft supple and moisturized skin.

 

2. Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick | In the number 07 | Rs. 180/- 

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Fab Bag subscribers got to choose this product in the month of February,2017. I have swatched this shade on myself and I find it suitable for daily, office wear.

I’m happy to receive this. The lipstick has good pigmentation and staying power.

It has a buttery formula which is fabulous for dry lips. The shade itself is an earthy red  with a hint of pink.

 

3. Ayorma | SPF 40 Sun Block | 10 gm 

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Image courtesy | Theknotstory.com

This product is just right for the summers! I have used a night cream by Ayorma before and it has worked well for me.

This sun block claims to soothe skin irritations as well as optimizes the skin’s defense mechanism against environmental irritants. It has a quick absorbing formula which over time claims to  minimize imperfections and reduce melanin production.

 

Opulence Skin Essentials | Sugar | Face and Body Scrub | 100 gms Rs.500/-

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This product is made of pure and premium quality organic brown sugar and essential oils. It nourishes your skin and helps you unwind from a long and tiring day.

The sugar dissolves as you scrub this product into your skin. I wouldn’t recommend it for the face though.

I love all the ingredients it contains sugar,honey,papaya extract,almond oil,mandarin oil,wheat germ oil extract,jojoba oil,avocado oil,sandalwood.

And last but not the least the star product:

Sugar Cosmetics | Smudge Me Not Lipstick | In the shade ’10 Drop Dead Red’

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I love red so I think providence has a huge hand to play in me receiving this shade! This lipsticks goes on matte and is available at Rs. 499/- only

I think they are quite affordable. This shade is a “showstopper red that will never go out of style.

Drop Dead Red is your weapon of choice if you’re ready to make a statement wherever you go and a bold one at that!” (Notsohardtobepretty.com)

Have a look at the make up bag:

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Image courtesy | Makeupandbeautyblog.in

Fab Bag usually asks its 3 and 6 month subscribers to choose the bag that the goodies will arrive in. Having watched videos of previous Fab Bags, it was evident that these were old bags.

However, one of the options was also the bag for the current month. I have received the current months bag and I loved it!!

Made of a sort of faux leather, it has a cream background with the Fab Bag tag on the side of the bag. It has prints of lip glosses, lip gloss wands and lip prints in a lovely purple and a fuchsia pink.

Very much in keeping with the ‘Pucker Up’ theme. I think this is in line with Valentine’s Day.

I love this bag and will not be able to bring myself to give it away. My first bag Fab Bag ever was cute but thereafter I wasn’t impressed except for the June and July bags and now this one.

Overall I loved the Fab Bag this month. My favorite product was the ‘Drop Dead Red’ lipstick.

So that’s my review. Thank you for reading.

Be kind to yourself , ‘coz there’s no one like you 🙂

Much love!

YLT

PS: Wish to subscribe to Fab Bag? Click on the link below:

http://www.fabbag.com/

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Liz Earle |Cleanse & Polish | Hot Cloth Cleanser

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Liz Earle | Cleanse & Polish | Hot Cloth Cleanser | Image courtesy boots.com

Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing, Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish, Hot Cloth Cleanser.  I received it in my September,2016 Birchbox.

The cleanser came as a set , it had a 30 ml tube of cleanser along with a muslin cloth. A full size of this set retails for anything in between EUR 9 to EUR 39.

I was reading up a bit about this brand and here’s some information about them. “Founded in 1995, Liz Earle is a British beauty brand with years of botanical expertise.”

 

The Liz Earle ‘Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser’ has won more than 100 awards
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“Since day one, when close friends Liz and Kim founded the company here on the Isle of Wight, exceptional service and honest, expert advice have been at the heart of everything we do.”

They use only the finest quality of natural active ingredients and offer a range of skin, hair, body care and make up. Their products work for all ages, life stages and skin types.

This is a starter kit and is the perfect foundation of fabulous skin! This cleanser contains cocoa butter, rosemary, chamomile, beeswax,glycerin, Hops extract,  and eucalyptus.

Buy Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, 100ml with 2 Muslin Cloths Online at johnlewis.com
100 ml bottle | Image courtesy johnlewis.com

 

 

The Liz Earle cleanser is also the best preparation for the next step in your beauty routine. It helps to soften, smooth, moisturize, tone, soothe and purify the skin.

Talk about an action packed cleanser! Indeed a multi tasker!

The cleanser has a rich, creamy texture. It deeply cleanses to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and make up.

 

Did you know that this product is a multi award-winning cleanser? This British beauty essential could soon become the cornerstone of your daily beauty routine.

Used with the muslin cloth, it gently exfoliates, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer and brighter-looking skin.

It leaves the skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean. Regular use will reveal radiant skin.

 

 

How to use Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser : 

  1. Massage onto dry skin over your face and neck, finishing over your eye area.
  2. Rinse the pure cotton cloth in hand-hot water and wring out before gently polishing off the cream.
  3. Finish by splashing your face with cool water.
  4. Use daily morning and nightI have modified my usage of this a little as I tend to wear either a BB cream or a foundation so I start off rinsing off my make up with clean water and then start the application of the cream. The muslin cloth actually helps a lot.

    Its not very rough like say a loofah so no tears on the skin leading to burns. I use it during my shower.

    I usually have a hot shower so the steam opens up the pores and its easier to spread the cream. Though the cream claims to be suitable for all skin types, I am yet to ascertain that for oily skin.

     

     

    I like cleansers that give a squeaky clean feel after rinsing. This one washes off creamy.

    I feel its best suited for people with dry or normal skin. And that’s my review!

Thank you for reading. Please like,comment,subscribe and share this blog with your friends and loved ones.

And always, be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you! Mwah!!

Love,
YLT
PS: Want to try out this cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser? Purchase them by clicking on:
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Go forth and multitask | Birchbox | September,2016

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Birchbox | Image courtesy itsnaptimesomewhere.com

Hello Glamazons!

I discovered an international subscription service which doesn’t ships worldwide. Birchbox !

This box is ” the brainchild of two friends with a love of the internet and an itch to create a better way to shop for beauty products. Katia and Hayley envisioned a way for customers—just like themselves—to easily and efficiently try, learn about, and purchase beauty products online.”

For the price of $10/- only you get a total of 5 products in an adorable box. The products range from makeup removal, make up, hair care, and skincare,

Typically the package ships out by the 10th of every month, you receive a tracking number with the shipment details.

Have a look at the very cute box.

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Box | Birchbox

Below is a list of the products I received :

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Thermal spring water | Image courtesy Nykaa.com
  1. Avene | Thermal Spring Water | $14

This hydrating mist can be used as a toner, a mid day refresher, or to clm stressed skin. Its also a great product to set make up. Ideal for the most sensitive skin and intolerant skin. It can even be used on skin that has just been epilated or in case of any other hair removal treatment.

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Straightening balm | Image courtesy activeskin.com

2. Evo | Easy Tiger Straightening Balm | $25

This styling balm takes care of any frizz, flyaways, and poofiness by infusing hair with extreme moisture. This product tames curls and flyaways with weighted conditioning. Suitable for all hair types, especially thick coarse hair.

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Dry shampoo | Image courtesy Amazon.com

3. Klorane | Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk | Natural Tint | $20

Naturally tinted for brunettes, this formula absorbs grease and revives second day hair with soothing oat milk. This dry shampoo contains softening and protective oat extract. It penetrates the hair absorbing dirt and hair products when sprayed on.

 

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Hot cleanser | Image courtesy amoderngirlrecommends.com

4. Liz Earle | Cleanse & Polish | Hot Cloth Cleanser | $25.50

This creamy cleanser sweeps away dirt and makeup while gently exfoliating. This tube came with a polishing cloth. after massaging the cream onto face, dip the cloth in warm water and wipe off cream in circular motions. “Regular and thorough cleansing and use will ensure beautifully clean and radiant skin.

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Lip + Cheek stain | Image courtesy amazon.com

5. Milk Makeup | Lip + Cheek | Perk | $24

This lip and cheek stick with Milk Melt Technology melts on contact with body heat for sheer, buildable, fuss free color, that you can apply even woth your eyes closed. Created with mango butter, peach nectar and avocado oil, this product provides a hint of color that is rich and creamy. Perk is a beautiful color on the lips and as a blush.

So that my review on Birchbox, September,2016. They messed up my order quite a bit.

I subscribed to them in July,2016. I never received that box so I reported it.

They sent me a complimentary box instead. This is the complimentary box.

I have now unsubscribed and anyway they don’t ship worldwide. I was spending a lot just to get this box imported into the country.

So good! Hope you enjoyed reading this review.

Thank you for your time and remember to be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you.

Much Love!

YLT

PS: Wanna subscribe to Birchbox? Click on the link below:

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/w6bn1

This is a referral link so every time you buy using this link, I get a free box or points to redeem products . If you are planning to sign up please do use this link so I may get free boxes to review.

Please also feel free to share this link with your friends. Spread the word.

Mwah!

 

 

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Wilma Schumann Skin Care |Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads

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Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing , Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads. I received it in my August,2016 Birchbox.

The eyepads comes in a white and purple pack. And I have 2 eyepads in this pack. A fullsize of these eyepads usually retails for $18/- (USD).

This is a sample pack. These 100%collagen eyepads hydrate the under eye area and ease puffiness.

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Image courtesy | Hellosubscription.com

I tried this out and it felt really awesome! The pack is easy to open and consists of a tray with 2 white, slimy, rubbery eyepads soaking wet in a liquid.

The liquid itself smelt like roses. I checked for the ingredients and sure enough it contained Rosa Rugosa (Rose) flower extract which acts as an anti inflammatory apart from just smelling good!

It also contains hydrolyzed collagen so lets find put what it is and what it does. Because on this blog not only do you get reviews but also get bit of a sciency update.

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So I did a bit of research and apparently “Hydrolyzed collagen is collagen that is derived from bovine bone and cartilage. (That means cow bone and cartilage!) Usually, the bone is crushed, ground, defatted, soaked in acid to remove the calcium, soaked again to break the collagen bonds and then dehydrated.”

Use of hydrolyzed collagen in cosmetics aids in moisturization. Hence when used in eye pads and then applied on the under eye area, the under eye area would be moisturized.

So I used it an as per instruction stuck it under my eyes and it felt cool and slimy to the touch. It also kept sliding off!

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Another thing I noticed was the size of these eyepads. I think they’ve made a one size fits all.

For me they were fairly large.After use my under eye area felt slightly taut.

However, whether it will remain as is, is yet to be seen.

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How to use Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads: 

  1. Cleanse the area around the eyes thoroughly.
  2. Open foil pack and immediately apply one pad beneath each eye.
  3. Apply evenly to ensure a good contact with the skin.
  4. Leave on for 20 minutes.
  5. Peel and dispose. Do not reuse.

Post application I had a shower and am now writing this review. On hindsight I should have lied down while using the product.

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Which will be my recommendation to you. All in all this is a great, relaxing product.

It would be soothing and refreshing for the eyes after a long day or a sleepless night. So that’s it from me.

Thank you for reading. Please like,comment,subscribe and share this blog with your friends and loved ones.

And always, be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you! Mwah!!

Love,
YLT
PS: Want to try out these eyepads? Purchase them by clicking on:
 https://www.birchbox.com/shop/wilma-schumann-skin-care-hydrating-collagen-eye-pads