Mud Pack Day with VictoriaPlum.com

30 September 2015


Did you know that today, the 30th of September, is Mud Pack Day? Despite being a lover of all things beauty-related, it wasn't until the UK's largest online bathroom retailer VictoriaPlum.com got in contact with me that I'd even heard of it. The day is a bit bigger in the USA than over here across the pond, but I was excited to get involved nonetheless. The challenge was to create a face mask with a budget of £10 to prove that everyone can give themselves a bit of a pamper, without splurging all your dollar on a fancy mask.

I'm sad to say that this mask doesn't actually contain mud or even clay... but this is still a great homemade recipe to get on board with if, like me, your skin type is oily and blemish-prone. I was inspired by Lush's Cosmetic Catastrophe Face Mask, a blueberry-based mask that had a great cooling  effect and sorted out some of my blemishes. So I got to googling 'DIY blueberry facemasks' and stumbled upon this super simple recipe, using just a handful of blueberries, lemon juice (I squeezed just under half a lemon into mine) and a pinch of turmeric

I used both a masher and fork to crush up the berries before adding the rest of the ingredients and applying the mask to my face using my fingers. The mixture was quite runny as perhaps I used too much lemon juice and the skins of the berries proved unbreakable, so I put these on my face too and it managed to look like I had a disease from the Victorian ages on my face. The berry skins slid off, but after leaving the formula on for 20 minutes or so my skin felt so refreshed and soft and I'd like to think the vitamin C in the lemon juice managed to brighten my skin too. I also had flaky skin around a dried up spot that had been annoying me for ages (I'm sure we've all been there?) and this dead skin completely vanished with the mask.

Overall, this is such a fun alternative to a mask in a tube and not to expensive either as I easily spent under £5 on this and still have the ingredients left to eat or prepare food with. Homemade masks really remind me of my childhood and girly sleepovers so thanks for setting me this challenge VictoriaPlum.com! This formula has worked well with my oily and sometimes sensitive skin and this way you see what is actually going on your face, with no sign of any nasty chemicals.

What homemade face masks have you tried? Do you have any formulas that you'd recommend?

Charlotte x

Disclaimer: this post was written in collaboration with VictoriaPlum.com but ingredients were bought with my own money and views on the mask are very much my own. 

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  1. I've never heard of mud pack day but I'm all for home made face masks! They are so fun and usually much more natural so this would be great to try :) x

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. I was the same but I think the day is a really fun idea! Yeah homemade masks really remind me of being younger as I wouldn't really make them anymore but after making this I definitely want to as it is so much more natural and you can actually control the ingredients that go on your face :) x

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    1. It really is a lovely and fun mask to make! I definitely want to try making more like it :) x

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  3. Blueberries are my favourite fruit, but I never thought about putting them on my face before?? Such a good idea, thankyou for this! x

    www.beautgeorge.com

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    1. Same their definitely one of my favourite to eat and it was because they are the base of a Lush face mask that I wanted to try and make my own version! Aw no worries, let me know if you do get round to trying this out :) x

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  4. Definitely going to try this homemade mask, especially before pay day!!!

    Charlotte x
    http://shillysossage.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. Oh let me know if you do, it would be so interesting to hear how others fair with this mask! This is such a good budget option when you're waiting for payday. Thanks for reading Charlotte :) x

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  5. Oh, I had no idea. Happy belated Mud Pack Day! Wooo! I'm definitely try to make this DIY face mask, it looks so easy to do <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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    1. Happy belated Mud Pack Day to you too! Haha I had no idea it was a thing either until VictoriaPlum.com got in contact with me. Let me know if you do try it, it really is so easy to make :) x

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  6. I swear there is a day for everything, haha! I love making homemade facemasks and the facemask you made would be perfect for my skin!
    Nicola x
    www.thebeautymonologue.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha there really does seem to be a day for everything doesn't there? Making homemade face-masks really reminds me of when I was younger and we used to do them at sleepovers, so doing this definitely made me reminisce about those days. This was so fun and simple to make, would love to hear how it goes for you :) x

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  7. lovely post!
    check out my blog + follow back?

    xo,
    Jess | wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jess, glad you liked this post :) x

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