A cautionary tale about why you should ALWAYS read instructions first!
Instead of a normal review where I just tell you what something looks like and if it’s any good, I thought I’d try something a bit different. Today will be part review (and ramble) and part warning. The product is the Deep Cleansing Mask from Liz Earle and the warning??
Always read the instructions before you use a product!!!
“Is that it???” you all cry out in horror! It seems pretty obvious doesn’t it? But how many of you have bought a product and in a excited ‘I’ve got something new’ frenzy, slapped it all over your face/body/err other?? (ooh err) and not bothered to look at all that teeny tiny boring information on the box first? When it comes to technology I am an avid instruction fan. I get everything out of the box, check everything is there, check it all looks OK, read the instructions several times and only then will I turn it on and use it. I kid yee not…it took me 3 hours from the moment I actually opened the box of my iPhone for me to turn the damn thing on!!!
So, over a month ago a little box landed in my garden (because my postman sometimes likes to sign for parcels himself and then throw them over my fence) and inside was the Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask Starter Kit. The kit consists of a 75ml tube of product and two sponges.
I read the front of the bottle, which confirmed (as suspected) that it was indeed a face mask, the small portion of text on the back of the tube that said ‘leave on for 5-10 minutes’ and off I went fully armed with all the knowledge I needed to use the product. What a silly Wedgie. I slathered it all over my face and sat waiting for miracles to happen. My cheeks went a little tingly, but that’s not usually anything to worry about with face masks. Then my cheeks felt a bit tight which again is not usually something to worry about. Finally it came to wiping it all off and when I looked up into the mirror I was presented with a reflection that looked a little like this…