TK Maxx in Bangor, and I'm guessing everywhere else too, has just taken shipment of dozens of different sheet masks in their beauty department.
Sheet masks are face masks comprised of a cloth loaded with product that you can optionally chill in the fridge and apply directly to your face. You leave it on for the time directed, or if you wish until it dries out. Technically if you feel comfortable enough you can even sleep in sheet masks for a rejuvenating, moisturing overnight treatment.
I prefer them to face masks you need to wash off, because I hate rinsing my face and water going up my arms.
So TK Maxx is a great place to go to try your first sheet mask, there are dozens to choose from and they are packs of three or five for £4.99 which is a very decent price.
I bought a blueberry pack last week, but had to return to buy these animal face printed ones this week because LOOK AT THE FACES!
The brand is The Creme Shop and if you can't find them in your local TK Maxx, you can buy directly from their site. $4 for one mask, $10 for the pack of three like I bought.
The site has a hyaluronic acid penguin variety I really want to try. I'll maybe see if another nearby TK Maxx has them, if not I'll order online.
But do they work and what are they like? I tried the Tiger Collagen mask last night on clean skin with makeup removed.
Wonderfully the scent reminded me of Floral Gums. The sheet mask feels great on, and a little bonus is that the 'eyes' are on the mask, where usual white masks just have the eye holes. This extra bit of mask means you can push the fabric right up under your lashes so there isn't a circle around each eye missing out on the product.
Another benefit of the mask being printed with an animal face is that you know which side of the mask goes on the skin. Sometimes with a plain white mask you can't tell which side of the fabric has the most product on it, to place onto the skin.
I left the mask on 15 mnutes and afterward my skin felt soft and fresh. I was very happy with the result.
So until I can get plastic surgery to look like my favourite Snapchat filter, the deer, I guess The Creme Shop is the next best thing. Also great idea for little stocking filler presents for Christmas, or for teachers' gifts.