face masks

5 Face Masks To Suit All Skin Types & Budgets

When I was back in my hometown Glasgow a few weeks ago, one of the first few things my lovely mother did for me was to book me in for a facial at the beauty salon.  I used to get facials ALL THE TIME back in my pre-Aussie days (before 2009) because :-

1.  I was vain (okay, I kinda still am!) and wanted to have amazing looking skin whilst I was flirting with all the guys (yes, I used to be a big flirt too!)
2.  I used to have a semi-stressful lifestyle where I worked really hard and partied even harder so I earned good money (back then!) and could afford/needed to pamper myself

Nowadays, facials at a beauty salon are a long-lost luxury for me.  Instead, I have to resort to good old DIY (even have to trim my own hair!) facials at home with face masks which I’ve had fun testing (anything non-nappy-related is fun for me these days haha!)

Anyway, let’s take a look at them together and maybe you’ll find one that will tickle your fancy…


Get Or Forget : Daiso Charcoal Mask

Daiso mask, Daiso blackhead mask, charcoal mask

If you haven’t heard about charcoal masks, you are either :-

a)  A beauty noob!  In that case, I would advise you to subscribe to my beauty blog right now!  *shameless plug alert*


b)  A very very lucky girl with flawless skin with no blackheads and no pores!  I hate you!  Nah, just joking…I envy you!!!

Anyway, charcoal masks contain charcoal (duh!) which help draw out impurities from skin and unclog pores.  Sounds awesome, right?  Well, I have been trying out a couple of charcoal masks and here’s my review of the Daiso Charcoal Mask in the Get or Forget format.

Get Daiso Charcoal Mask if :-

  • You have a local Daiso store (I do!  And my mask only cost me AU$2.80 :P)
  • You have enlarged pores
  • You have blackheads
  • Your boyfriend / husband has enlarged pores and blackheads (it’s fun to do the mask on them too!)

Forget Daiso Charcoal Mask if :-

  • You don’t have a local Daiso store (I am sorry!)
  • You are a skincare snob and using a cheapie skincare product gives you the heebie-jeebies!  Go and spend your money on expensive shizz instead 😛

daiso mask, Daiso blackhead mask, charcoal mask

Daiso Charcoal Mask is really easy to use but it is ultra-messy because black goop can get everywhere and it is impossible to remove…until it is dry which depends on how thick you apply the mask.  Peeling the dried mask from my nose was so satisfying…and it was even more satisfying to see all the gunk and blackheads it removed from my nose.  YES!  I bet it would be great for those with ‘bacne’ (= back acne) too.

Have you tried charcoal masks before?  And how awesome is Daiso, huh?