If you've been reading ink dreaming for a really, really long time, you might remember when this blog was called Three Pineapples (lets just take a moment to cringe at the name) and I wrote a review about Lush's Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask, which was my favourite face mask at the time, and still is to this day!
I thought I'd redo the review, because the old one was written, in an interesting way, shall we say, and the formatting was shocking.
Started from the bottom now we hurr.
Every time that I find myself in Lush looking at their gorgeous face masks, I try my hardest to convince myself to try one of the others, because I think that I've only ever tried one other of their fresh face masks! And then I can't help myself but pick up good ol' Catastrophe because I know I love it.
Catastrophe cosmetic is quite thick, as far as face masks go, and almost has a clay like consistency. I personally really like the feeling of this, but I realise that it's definitely not for everyone. It can be a pain to put on because it's just so thick and chunky, however I've discovered that if you add the smallest amount of water, like wet-your-finger-and-mix-that-in, you can make small amounts of the face mask with a thinner, watery, consistency. You wouldn't want to do this with all of it, as you might as well just buy a thinner mask, but I do it if I'm going to be taking photos. For the photos in this post, I applied it as normal, and then mixed the smallest amount of water to do the mask around the edges and under my eyes, just because it has a neater and more uniform look. Mostly I just did it so would look good in the photo, which is really the only thing that adding water to this mask is good for #bloggerlyf
I'll take any excuse to throw on an oversized sweater and put on a face mask, but they just seem even nicer during this time of the year, when stress seems to be a constant emotion, due to the oh-so-lovely (definitely not lovely) upcoming exams.
If you're snowed under with assignments this time of the year too, best of luck to you.
And one last note: Are you all okay? Like, really, are you doing alright? Today's #ruokday here in Aus, where everyone tries to make a point to ask those around them if they're okay, and really listen if they're not. It's okay not to be okay. It's okay to get some extra help. Don't be afraid to reach out to those around you.
I know that I've never met many of you in real life, but I want to stress that you can always talk to me about anything. Obviously I'm not a psychologist or anything like that, but if you just need someone to listen or talk to, I'm here. DM me on Insta (@inkdreaming) or flick me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Honestly, I won't bite.
So much love to you all, Ella x