Kiehl’s: Don’t Judge a Soothing Gel Masque By Its Colour

I opened my little tub of Kiehl’s Soothing Gel Masque and went, ‘Urgh!’ I did, I literally expostulated. But look:
It is a little bit urghy. Not that I am averse to putting darkly coloured stuff on my face, as witnessed here and here, but there was something about this — the texture? — that is slightly ick.

I put some on.
My first impression was that it doesn’t look all that different to a fake tan application — which observation might give me pause as I enter into fake-tan-testing season.

It felt deliciously cool; didn’t feel sticky; was light as a feather; and felt hydrating as all get out. It’s got green tea in it, and I have to say, I was happy enough to lounge around, letting it do its thing for the prescribed 20 minutes.

Rinsing it off was slightly troublesome. I didn’t want to get the goo all over one of my few white face cloths, and tried to rinse with water from the tap. Eh, not so good. I was showering anyway, and that took care of the last of it, but I did find that it wasn’t great to rinse off over the sink.

But look!
Shiny, happy person! I am not a fan of super-sensitive-skin-anything, because I’ve got the hide of a rhino, and they make no impression whatsoever. This, though: this felt like a healthy treat, as soothing as it claims to be, and one I would recommend to pals who flare up at even the sight of a masque.
A keeper!


Kiehl’s Soothing Gel Masque: €20.50/£25/…
^^ Gotta say, Kiehl’s web presence is not great. Despite a flashy site, their internal search engine is rubbish. This product exists, at least in Ireland — I went all analogue and rang the shop — but as far as t’internet is concerned, this isn’t easy to find…


Another Psychic Moment at Bright and Beautyfull!

Beleaguered postman #2 buzzed quite authoritatively this morning. It sounded… annoyed. {Dude, this is in fact your gig, delivering things.} As I came round the landing, I saw this brightly wrapped parcel in his hands:

Who in the world was this from?

Oh. Okay! Luckily, Barry’s Tea is my brand. {And within it, I prefer the tea that comes in the green box, not the red. I think this makes me a heathen?}

I shook the parcel, because that is what you do with parcels, and unwrapped it rather sedately. It is tea-related, after all.


More people are drinking the green stuff, I think maybe in the mistaken assumption that it doesn’t have caffeine in it — it does, in fact. Or, maybe they want their caffeine in a form that is more holistic-y, or something?

The thing is! It is good for your metabolism, which I found out because an FB friend posted a little chart showing what foods help boost it, and I made a note in my phone to get several next time I was in the shops and look:

Totally. Psychic! Welcome to the New Age, folks.

I like the look of the Green Tea & Lemon, which is only €2 for 40 bags. Soothing, and good value!


Barry’s new teas are available in all major shopping chains in Ireland.

The other psychic moment was the Marilyn stuff the other day.

Had to check the spelling of ‘psychic’ because it looked really weird.