Thrifty Thursdays: Garnier Skin Active Tissue Mask

I’m back with the second of my Thrifty Thursday series! Today I’ve chosen the Moisture Bomb, Tissue Mask from Garnier’s Skin Active Range. This is a thrifty alternative to getting a moisturising facial at the spa, as it leaves your skin feeling hydrated for a week!

I decided to choose this mask because it worked so well for it’s price point. It was only a couple of pounds and is great for travelling and using after a hectic week.

Garnier, Moisture Bomb, Tissue Mask

To get the most out of this mask,  I started by cleansing and exfoliating my face (check out my Winter Hacks Blog to make your own scrub). I then peeled the mask and put it gel side down on my face. The packet says to leave on for 15 mins, but  I found the longer you keep it on the better. Feel free to use this time to get on with some odd jobs or work. I’m actually wearing one whilst writing this blog! Then peel off and massage the excess into your face.

That is why this mask is so great for travelling, because there is no water required. What a great way to step off a plane!

Tips: I used this mask after popping it in the fridge to magnify the cooling effect and make my skin feel extra hydrated.

If you have extra gel on the mask, try massaging into you hands, it’ll make them feel great.

Try it out for yourself

Homemade scrub

Tis the Season!


Tis’ the season!

With Christmas fast approaching, it only makes sense to think about great stocking fillers that are great for you beauty wellbeing!

In the spirit of Christmas, here are my top stocking fillers to give your loved ones a pleasant surprise.

  1. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.

This magic water has been the rage of the year and it’s a good thing we can get it in a travel friendly size! Micellar water gently removes your make up (even the most stubborn mascara) and leaves your skin feeling fresh.

  1. No7 Beautiful Skin Dry Skin Rescue

Winter brings about the festive season, but it also brings around dry skin and we need to get on that fast. Give your skin a lift with this light formula by No7! Try after exfoliating for all day moisture.

  1. Champneys Body Butter

A mini delight in this golden box will leave you skin feeling great and smelling amazing. This is a great stocking filler for a little luxury. This can be used all over the body and is ideal for a post shower indulgence.

  1. Toni & Guy Conditioner.

Being busy with all the preparations, we often forget about the wellbeing of our locks! This Conditioner comes in a lovely size to slip into a stocking! Let it sit for 5 mins and it will leave your hair soft and perfect for styling.

  1. The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Face Mask

Clay is great for drawing out the impurities in your skin and The Body Shop offers a cruelty free way to do this! Put this mask on your face and neck after cleansing and let its magic work. Finish off with a facial oil or moisturiser for glowing skin on Christmas Day.

  1. BURT’S BEES Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees encourage the natural honey production of bees and celebrate the magic ingredient in their Lip Balms. Get the whole set and share the love with your family and friends.


I hope these ideas spark your beauty journey. Stocking fillers are a great way to get people to try new products and adds a bit of variety to their routines.


Merry Christmas Everyone!!


You can buy these stocking fillers here:


Micellar Water-


Dry Skin Rescue-


Body Butter-


Face Mask-


Conditioner –


Lip Balm-


Photography by Ian Vernon: