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H & M Vanilla Fudge Self Warming Face Mask

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Brand: H & M / Type: Face Mask / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      13.07.2012 10:20
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      sweet and rich vanilla fudge

      I picked up a couple of these little Vanilla Fudge face masks from H&M in the sale a few weeks ago. They were reduced from 99 pence each to just 49 pence each - bargain! I bought two of these as I've used the Rich Chocolate face masks from H&M previously and found that one packet was too much for one application, I found that I could get 3 applications out of two packets.

      I've found that if you don't wait too long between applications, and wrap the remainder of the packet in cling film, then it will keep and it will be fine to use a few days later. The sachets are 15g in size, I personally think though that 10g sachets would be a better size. Another alternative would be to sell this in a large tub.

      So this is a Vanilla Fudge face mask, and it says that it is a self warming mask. It contains Mediterranean clay and vanilla fruit extract, and it's pore cleansing for clearer skin.

      This smells very very sweet and sickly, it has a very rich and sweet vanilla fudge fragrance, probably too rich and sweet actually because as I was lying in the bath with the face mask on waiting for it to work it was actually starting to make me feel a bit sick.

      The face mask itself was the colour and consistency of melted fudge, and this combined with the sweet fudgy smell really made it feel as if I was applying melted fudge onto my face. It started to warm up virtually immediately after application, and stayed quite warm on my face for the 15 minutes that I left it on. My plan was to leave it on for around half an hour whilst I soaked on the bath, however the sickly fragrance became too much for me and so I had to remove it after 15 minutes each time.

      The mask was easy to remove with warm water, and it did leave my face feeling lovely and cleansed and refreshed. My skin was left feeling soft to the touch, and it felt really nourished and moisturised. I found that the dry patches that I had on my face were much better and overall my skin looked and felt in much better condition. Unfortunately the sweet fudgy smell did linger on my skin for a little while!

      I don't think that I'd buy any more of these, even at just 49 pence each thereby making just 98 pence for 3 face masks. Not that I was unhappy with the quality, far from it - I thought that for the price the quality was superb, in fact I've used more expensive face masks that haven't been half as good as these were. For me the fragrance was just too sweet and sickly, and this is literally the only reason I wouldn't buy them again.

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      17.05.2012 10:17
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      Vanilla Fudge face mask

      I like to treat myself to a pampering session once a week where I will give myself a mini facial and manicure. I get through a lot of face masks, and this H&M Vanilla Fudge Self Warming Face Mask is the one I've used most recently. The H&M beauty range is available to buy exclusively from H&M, and can be found in their high street stores or online at www.hm.com/gb/. It costs 99p for a 15g sachet.

      This item is described as a pore cleansing mask with Mediterranean clay and vanilla fruit extract for clearer skin. H&M say: "Rich Mediterranean Clay and Vanilla fruit extracts gently warms open pores and deep cleans; drawing out dirt and grime to leave skin beautifully radiant."

      Recommended directions for use: Cleanse face and leave wet; apply evenly over face and neck, avoiding eyes and lips. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with water.

      I like to give myself a good pampering when I am using a face mask, and this yummy Vanilla Fudge concoction sounded like a nice indulgent treat. To begin with, I made sure that all traces of make-up were fully removed and I then went about applying the mask. The packaging has a tear-off strip across the whole top section of the packet, which did make it a little tricky to handle as the mask was spilling out in a rather uncontrolled fashion.

      The masque itself has a thick consistency, and I did find it a bit hard to spread evenly over my face. In fact, I did not even have enough to apply over my neck as I ended up with a thick layer of coverage on my face that was very sticky and hard to spread out. As I was putting the mask on the heat from my fingers against my face seemed to activate the heating properties of the face mask, and this felt quite hot to start with. It was quite a weird sensation, but thankfully did not last long as when the mask was fully applied and I stopped rubbing it over my skin, the temperature dropped and did not leave a particularly hot feeling for the rest of the time. The liquid did not seem to set at all, but it stayed in place well thanks to its thick texture.

      The mask had a pale caramel colour which went well with the vanilla fudge theme, and it had a lovely sweet scent that smelled just like the real thing. The scent was not particularly strong but it was enjoyable when I was wearing the mask and was perfect for me as I love beauty products that smell of food, especially sweet things.

      This should be left on for 10-15 minutes to allow it to really get to work on your skin. I left it on for the full 15 minutes and by this time the mask was still wet and sticky just like it was when I had first applied it. I was expecting it to be a real pain to clean off based on how thick and gloopy it was, but to my pleasant surprise it was actually incredibly quick and easy to wash away and did not take much effort at all. There was no excess mess created either, which was nice and my skin felt squeaky clean afterwards.

      Afterwards I really noticed the benefits of the deep clean from the heating effect, which opens pores and draw out impurities to give a clearer appearance to skin. My skin certainly looked and felt crystal clear. In addition, my skin also felt lovely and smooth and was given a nice soft, smooth finish, almost as good as using an exfoliating product. The only downside is that the mask did not seem to be hydrating at all, and even with my combination type skin I did not notice any moisturising effects. In fact, my skin felt a little dried out afterwards and I made sure to apply my night cream to follow up from using the mask.

      I usually buy Montagne Jeunesse single use face masks as they are a brand that I trust. I have used MJ's Fudge Sauna face masque and this is very similar to the H&M Vanilla Fudge mask I am reviewing here. To compare the two, I think they are quite similar but the H&M version was slightly better for me as it was less messy and easier to clean off. The MJ masque also left my skin feeling hot and uncomfortable, which was not a problem with the H&M mask. Overall, the results weren't perfect from either version, but this H&M mask did give a better experience all-round.

      This face mask was nice to use and did leave my skin feeling cleansed and smoothed. However, I was disappointed that it did not provide any moisturising benefits. Overall, I would recommend this mask and think it's a reasonable product from H&M's beauty range. I would definitely consider purchasing from their beauty line again.

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        24.08.2011 19:44
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        Made my skin feel nice and soft, would buy again

        I recently shopped online on H & M and bought some dresses for my holiday, which I completely forgot to send back as they didn't fit me, and ended up having to just exchange them for a credit note in the store. I buy loads of clothes in H & M but I have been looking for months recently and there is nothing I like! So I decided to have a look at the cosmetics in my local store, I never usually even look at them as I usually get stuff like face masks just from Boots etc, but I was surprised actually at how much H & M do.

        I noticed H & M did face masks and as I just wanted to get rid of my credit I decided to give some of them a go, as they were really different, I have never seen them like this one before. This one is a vanilla fudge face mask. I love fudge, so I thought this would be really nice.

        I didn't really read the packet properly on the front. I just read the back which said to wash your face as usual and then apply the product to your skin and leave for about 10 minutes. As soon as I opened the pack and poured some onto my hand, the product went really hot! I then looked at the front and saw this is a self warming face mask!

        This face mask felt so hot on my skin, and was making me feel really warm in the bath! It definitely is a mask for winter, it would be great on a cold night, as it really does warm you up! It wasn't too hot that it burnt but it did feel very very hot on my skin. The face mask was the exact colour of fudge, and it was just like the fudge had been melted, that was exactly what this product looked like. It looked good enough to eat!

        It was the normal pal ebrown colour of fudge, and looked really creamy and was quite runny, but felt a bit sticky too. It was a good consistency to apply on to my face. It didn't feel heavy or sticky on my face though, I don't think I would have even felt I had it on if it wasn't really hot on your skin.

        I left it on for 10 minutes and it doesn't dry or peel off, it stays like a sticky runny melted fudge on your skin, but it does wash and wipe off really easily. My skin didn't feel amazingly refreshed and soft afterwards, but it did feel smooth and a little soft, and I would use it again. It didn't dry my skin out or irritate me, so it is fine for sensitive skin.

        Overall, for 99p this face mask was really nice, and different with it being warm, but I wouldn't use it in summer again, only in the winter as it just makes you feel too hot! It smelt gorgeous too, and I would definitely buy it again!

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