Hello wine-lovers and beauty enthusiasts of the world! Welcome to our monthly F&C (weekly would be ideal - we would love that. I don't know if it'd be a good habit to pick up. I mean, I could say it's for the job). So buckle up and get ready for this face mask and fucking chill sesh with your kult babe, Kellie.
So to kick off our first F&C Fridays, I'll indulge myself in a face mask and some wine for my—I mean, for you guys. I know you guys all need to know which two are the perfect pair! I will be having them together; however, disclaimer (!) I might be impaired to make a judgement depending on how much wine I've had. Regardless, I'll give it a crack. I'm an easy drunk and I'll crash or throw up at some point... but not to worry, I'll make it through and if I don't? YOU WILL KNOW.
My rating system will be out of 5 stars because frankly 10 stars seems a bit too much and 5 seems pretty easy and 3 didn't make any sense to me. I enjoy drinking Pinot, Merlot and Shiraz (or anything with alcohol).
I'm reviewing a new favourite of mine - The Zonzo Estate - 2019 Pinot Noir, which is now available at Dan Murphy's in store for about $26.99 (which I would say is high in price for a bottle of wine; this is premium wine bottle level because y'know I'm so fancy). I was gifted this bottle from a friend who went to the Zonzo Estate in Yarra Valley, Victoria and came back with a bottle of their Shiraz and I *loved* it! So, I went back there and fell in love with their Pinot Noir (NOTE: I'm a sucker for good packaging). The sleek black embossed glass bottle just exudes elegance, I am dead.
This wine is rich in plum fruit, berries and spice and notes of dried thyme (see how I said 'notes', I'm practically a professional wine reviewer now). The wine is light and smooth - the flavour is subtle and it represents Victorian Yarra Glenn local winery perfectly. You can definitely taste that perfection between fruit and balanced oak. Also, did I mention the superb packaging? I highly recommend this wine to anyone starting out or looking for something light. Definitely a winner and a safe bet for me.
They also have an amazing establishment (#datview and scenery) with amazing Italian food for lunch and dinner in your ever want to tour country Victoria, Australia. The only downside is they're always busy and you'll need to book in advance and it does get loud so you'll be shouting—but there's good wine and food!
Now, the mask I'll be using tonight is the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2x (note this is not the original one—this is the 2x one!) This mask has crushed Jeju Volcanic Clusters, which is Innisfree's iconic ingredient in their skincare product line. I also have the original version, which is not a disappointment so maybe I'm biased? Oh well... moving along. After washing my face, I applied this product on, let's say this product feels *luxe* on the skin! Just like the original, it glides on smoothly and doesn't leave you flaking around the house like a confetti balloon. This is meant to be the *super strength* version, which is meant to clear your pores 2x more than the original and I have to say it did leave my skin feeling fresh and clean! Although the thickness and its creamy consistency makes me question whether it is 'exfoliating', however it does have the additional help of AHA which could be why it's stronger in terms of helping your pores and exfoliates chemically (AHAs are known to be 'skin peelers' and help safely remove the outer layer of skin).
I do have deep/large pores and exfoliation and clearing of the pores was not this product's strongest point, however for the price and quality, it's no wonder Innisfree is making itself a staple in our skincare routines.
Even though the mask is not as '2x pore exfoliating', my skin felt smooth and didn't dry out! (Sensitive skin peeps I got chu). The gentleness of this cream and the end result is a-ma-zing! I think with regular use, this mask will be a winner with more visible results. Although I could just be getting a bit tipsy, the wine is fantastic! The two is a match made in heaven! My skin feels great, I feel great. Until next time.
(No surprise there)
- Kellie xx
P.S. Next Face Mask & Chill Fridays I'll have our girl Elle doing a review for you guys! On the much coveted I'm from mugwort mask. Hope to do a review with all girls together soon~