I did however, have time for one fun beauty experiment. My boyfriend and I had a night in so I bought a facemask and he bought a facemask and we decided to try them out. My boyfriend is not a facemask person, might I add. He did this so I wouldn't feel ridiculous sitting in front of him covered in gloop.
I used to do this all the time with my mum. On girly days when she was off work and I was off school, we'd pop to Bodycare or Superdrug or Boots and pick up a couple of really cheap facemasks, then sit with them on, eating cake and watching movies. It was one of my favourite things in the world.
So, instead of getting a gorgeous facemask from Lush, my boyfriend and I picked up cheap, 99p Montagne Jeunesse facemasks.
This, for my sensitive skin, turned out to be a mistake. I have ridiculously touchy skin, so this may not hold true for everyone, and I certainly don't remember ever being bothered by cheap facemasks before, so this might be a one off. The mask I used was a blemish masque containing aloe vera and witch hazel. I can't find it on the official website but it smelled very clean and smoothed on well.
You were supposed to keep it on for 10-15 minutes, but I had it on for 5 and my face was burning. After washing it off, my face got a heat rash of some kind. I'm really not blaming the company since my skin reacts to all kinds of strange things and it's just a case of trial and error in most cases, but this was really itchy and uncomfortable.
Here I am with it on, having my photo taken by surprise:
As you can see, I look ridiculous, not to mention uncomfortable. It wouldn't put me off experimenting with different facemaks containing different ingredients, but like an idiot I didn't perform a skin test prior to using it all over my face. So if you have really sensitive skin, I'd recommend doing that first!
In other, non beauty related news, here is what I have also had time to do this week - watch the implosion of a set of tower blocks in my town. It was really bizarre:
More, better posts soon I promise.