7 February 2017

GLAMGLOW ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment

Hi everyone! Apologies for the lack of posts recently, January was not a great month plus I was trying to save money after Christmas so I just haven't really been buying much recently. However I feel much better about February already! It's my birthday a week today and I've got one more shift on Thursday before I'm off work for just over a week, plus I've got lots of posts coming up I'm excited about. Expect a lot of peach themed posts this month because that's basically the only shades I've been into recently so this was definitely represented in the presents I've asked for for my birthday! Anyway I've been dying to try GLAMGLOW products for the longest time, I feel like I've only seen rave reviews about them, but the price has always been the thing that's putting me off. However on the way back from Florida in November I'd actually spent a lot less money than I thought I would on holiday so in the airport I decided to buy the ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment from duty free which is the mask I've always had my eye on.


GLAMGLOW is known for it's luxurious products that are supposed to be absolutely amazing for your skin, my skin is so problematic so I feel like investing in skincare is really important for me. I have dry skin with a lot of texture, and I also have a fair bit of red pigmentation on my cheeks. While it was winter though I thought I'd try and tackle the dry skin issue first so that's why I decided on trying out this mask. It claims to hydrate, restore, replenish and calm the skin, along with using the most advanced and extreme hydration active technologies, providing deep instant hydration for long, medium & short term results. 


The packaging is very elaborate, it comes in quite a big box considering the size of the product itself, with lots of information inside on all the ingredients in the product and instructions on how to use it. I really like the jar itself, it's really eye catching and it feels heavy like a more luxury product should. I love when face masks come in these jars as well I find them so much easier and far less messy to use!


The texture of the mask is really thick and creamy, but in a nice way. I don't find it too heavy at all I feel like it's just nice and refreshing. When I first opened it, I was really surprised with the colour, I think it looks like caramel which I wasn't expecting at all, because it's a hydrating mask I just expected it to be clear for some reason. It has the nicest scent, I've got it next to me here while I write this post and I've just been smelling it, all it does is make me want to apply because it smells so good. I think it smells slightly coconutty but not too full on. It's a really sweet scent and I know that some people don't like scented products, so it's worth seeing it in person before you buy it in case you aren't keen.

The instructions that come in the packaging state that you use it in a traditional way, as a 10-20 minute face mask, you then wipe off the excess or massage it into the skin. However it also states you can use it over night as a sleeping mask. I've only tried it as a standard face mask but I definitely want to try it as a sleeping mask to see if the results are any different, so if anyone has tried it that way then please let me know how that worked for you! I loved the feeling when I first applied it, it felt so hydrating, refreshing and cooling however not going to lie when I removed it I felt a bit like 'is that it?'. Don't get me wrong it definitely was a hydrating product, however considering the price, and all the promises it makes I was expecting my skin to be the most hydrated it ever felt, and it just wasn't. I think it just didn't live up to all the expectations I had. I don't know if this is because my skin is very difficult to work with, and has more issues than just being dry, maybe for anyone with just normal to dry skin it might work much better I don't know. Bearing in mind this is an expensive product, you can buy this for £39.00 from Boots for 50g of product, I am glad I bought it to try, and use when I need a quick refresh, I just wish it had done more and I wouldn't just impulsively buy this again just based off the price. I am keen to try it as a sleeping mask though and see if it works better for me, so if that worked for you then let me know in the comments!
SHARE:

39 comments

  1. I've never tried a GG product before but I really need to get my hands on a mask really soon, they're raved about soo much! Have a great week :)

    Trishna xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a shame it doesn't quite live up to what you expected! You'll have to let us know how it works as an overnight mask - maybe that'll have better results. xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I'm going to try that and see how I like it!xx

      Delete
  3. I hear you regarding a bit of a spending ban in January. I had to do the same (to save up for holidays in 2017 though lol - still doing it). It's super special to read this review and your thoughts on it, lovely, as I have been wanting to give these masks a go for so long!! The price tag was stopping me every time & I just wanted to read more opinions on it. I think it's all about this hype we build up in our heads and automatically the expectations are set sky high. I do that a lot with overhyped products, no matter how much I try to tell myself: "Wait, think it over, do your research" lol. It's too bad there was no WOW-factor about it. Many thanks for this detailed and honest review, gorgeous.
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I had definitely over hyped it and then it just flopped!xx

      Delete
  4. Hopefully it works better as a sleeping mask! I had a sample of one of their other masks and loved it but they definitely are a bit dear to just buy impulsively like you say!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
  5. Its a shame it didn't work, I've had a sample of on of their masks and wasn't that impressed either x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just bit too pricey for the results you get I think!x

      Delete
  6. Happy birthday in advance :) I hope you have a lovely day! Sorry to hear this product didn't live up to all your expectations! I've been wanting to try this out!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    ReplyDelete
  7. I totally feel your pain with finding something for problematic skin, it's impossible to find something that does everything you need.
    I'd love to know what you thought of it as a sleeping mask though!

    Katie | https://katieameliaxo.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know I feel like I need a mixture of everything!x

      Delete
  8. It sounds like a really great mask, shame it didn't work for you though! It's so disappointing when you remove masks and they haven't had the effect you where hoping for!

    Millie x // Millie’s Wardrobe

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sometimes it's tricky to find the perfect product. The worse thing is finding a product that works wonders for someone else and it does nothing for you. I feel you!
    Omnivogues

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's definitely how I felt with this product!x

      Delete
  10. I adore this mask but I always use it as an overnight mask and it works really well after an exfoliating or deep cleansing mask! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceGiveaway

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm definitely going to have to try it as an overnight mask, everyone seems to prefer it that way!xx

      Delete
  11. this is pretty pricey for a mask! I've heard a lot about the brand but it would be good to hear what you think of this if you try it over night!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah they definitely are not an affordable brand!x

      Delete
  12. I tried this mask the other day, and liked it, but I don't know if I would buy it for the price and the amount you get. Just like you, it was nice and all, but I was expecting more for the price of it! Who knows, I may end up purchasing it, but I wish they gave you more product. Then I could justify the money!

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know I expected to receive more product for the price!xx

      Delete
  13. This looks amazing!! I want! Thanks for sharing!

    Darriyan xo
    www.darriyancateland.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ah I love this mask and find it works really well for my dry skin. It's super pricey though xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. I had this a while back & I loved it, it really gave my skin a boost of hydration when I needed it. I did mostly use it as an overnight treatment though so maybe worth trying it that way x

    Beauty with charm

    ReplyDelete
  16. Admittedly, I haven't actually heard of GLAMGLOW before so I'll definitely have to research the brand! It's a shame it wasn't quite what you hoped for, with dry skin, I too would want quite a lot from a 'hydrating' product!

    Musings & More

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I just expected a lot more, it was a bit underwhelming!x

      Delete
  17. I've used one of the masks from GlamGlow before and it was so expensive! I'd like to try this one though!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would quite like to try another one of their masks to see how it performs!x

      Delete
  18. Heard fab things about GlamGlow, but I agree, the price is a little steep! <3 xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Shame about this one! It does look amazing but I think I will give it a miss!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    Blog Lovin' // Instagram
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. I've never heard of this product before, shame that it's not worth it...

    Lauren x Huggled

    ReplyDelete

© Lauren Ashleigh | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Created by pipdig