The mask smells heavenly! Although when putting it on, it felt odd to have such a grainy face mask, but then you do have to massage it in before leaving it on so its where the brightening, read, exfoliating comes in I guess! I left the mask for 25 minutes, it did dry but didn't set hard like some so was not uncomfortable at all.
The removal was a pain! It said to use cotton wool pads but I am glad I didn't as it would have taken a whole pack! I used my muslin cloth and had to rinse and rinse and rinse, in the end I had to splash my face 6 times to get the grains off! My overall impression is positive, my skin actually did look fresh and bright, would I pay for the full price product? I am on the fence for now, I still have a good 2 or 3 applications in the tube so will finish it and see how my skin fairs after a month of weekly usage.
The Face cream on the other hand, smells horrible, obviously different people like different things, but for me its a little strong and a bit 'old' smelling. It is bringing me some memories, but not ones that I remember, mainly of my nan! Having said that, my face feels amazing! Its soft without feeling at all greasy and my skin feels really lovely. Would I pay £45 for it. No, I don't think I could, the smell really puts me off and to be honest my Liz Earle collection from QVC cost less than that and have a cleanser, toner and moisturiser for £38!