First Impressions: Lush Mask of Magnaminty

In the last year or so, I’ve really jumped on the Lush bandwagon, and slowly but surely, my bathroom is filling up with those token black Lush pots.

After watching a review on Youtube about the Mask of Magnaminty, I was desperate to give it a go, and so yesterday, I treated myself to it. I was not having the best skin day, waking up with tired and blemished skin, and I was hoping this mask would be my savior.

I should note that this mask is self preserving, which means it lasts longer than normal Lush masks. I think mine has about four months left before it expires. All ingredients are natural, and listed on the pot.

The first thing I noticed when putting on is how minty it smelt. If you don’t like mint, probably don’t bother with this one. I left it on for a bit over 10 minutes, and in that time I could definitely feel it working on my skin.

I washed it off with warm water. There are some gritty bits in the mask which are meant to work as an exfoliater, which means not only are you getting a good deep clean, but you are exfoliating your skin as you wash it off.

I have to say, I think I was expecting miracles, as I do with all new beauty products. I was hoping to remove this mask to reveal perfectly flawless skin, which didn’t happen (but come on, is any product THAT good?). My skin did however feel much cleaner after using this, and I’m hoping that with regular use, the more effective it will be in helping me realize my vision of flawless, glowing skin.

Have you tried this? Are there any other Lush masks I have to try?




My Five Favourite Shows Right Now

Happy Thursday everyone! Its time for another round up of TV shows I’ve been loving lately, because there are just so many. So what do you do when you’ve found a show that you love? You blog about it. After you’ve told all your workmates about it first.

The OA

This show is different from anything I’ve seen, and I’ll admit that after the first episode I wasn’t convinced. But I have this rule with myself, that if a show kind of catches my attention, but not fully, that I should watch at least three episodes before I make my mind up. It’s a good job I persevered, because by the end of the third episode I was hooked.

Basically, it follows the story of a girl who returns home after being missing for seven years. She was blind when she went missing, and when she returns home, she can see again. In the first season she tells us where she’s been for the last seven years. It is kind of drama, kind of sci-fi, and just really fascinating. I can’t give away too much otherwise I will spoil the plot, but I 100% recommend you give this a go. There’s only 8 episodes, so it won’t take too much of your time.

Black Mirror

I’ve never met a person who didn’t love Black Mirror. Again, it’s unlike anything you will have seen before. It addresses the impact that the creation of new technologies have on society. Each episode has a different story line, different characters, and a different cast. I particularly like this, because you can watch the episodes in any order, and if you’re not feeling one of them, then you don’t have to see it through to the end, you can just skip to the next one (I may have done this once or twice).

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

I’ve gotta be honest, I watched the first episode, and though I was entertained, I didn’t have any intentions to watch this season the whole way through. It was funny enough, but also kind of ridiculous. But then I watched another, and another, and before I knew it, I had finished all 18 episodes.

The main plot line follows a woman who is chasing after an ex fling from her teenage years. It’s a comedy, with many musical interludes throughout each episode. The musical bits are commentaries on various aspects of modern society. It’s funny yet impressively intelligent.

The Mindy Project

I love this show. And I know I’m a bit behind the eight ball on this one, as the first season came out years ago, but I spent last weekend bingeing the first couple of seasons so I’m quickly catching up. Mindy Kaling’s character is a little crazy but actually entirely relatable. All of the characters are kind of just exaggerated versions of normal people.


I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it again. As a twenty something, I totally relate to the characters, who are also navigating their way through their twenties. I mean, my life is no where near as exciting as theirs, but I can definitely relate to some of the life decisions and every day hurdles they face. You should go binge this now if you haven’t already.

What are you guys watching? Is there anything I missed off this list that I need to watch?