Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite beauty products. If you have been here before, you probably know that I am crazy into face masks. I have a growing collection in my office and I try to use one every three days (or whenever I’m stresses….Which ever comes first, ha). Recently, I have been doing reviews on sheet masks. I really enjoy those because they are convenient and they don’t make that big of a mess. However, I have been loving L’Oreal’s Pure Clay masks.
So far I have purchased and used the Clear&Comfort, Detox&Brighten and Exfoliate-Refine pure clay masks. I found all of these (plus others that I would love to try) at Target for about $10 each. My very first thought about these products is that there is a lot of product for the price. I have used each of mine at least 5 times on my entire face and I still have a lot left to use! I also love the fact that they come in little glass jars. Very aesthetically pleasing!
I used the e.l.f. foundation brush to apply all of the masks. I find that it applies the masks evenly and makes less of a mess. I kept each mask on for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how much I put on or how long it takes to fully dry. I have tried two different ways to remove the masks, direct rinsing and with a wet face cloth. I found that using the face cloth is less messy, but it takes longer and more effort to remove it. Rinsing directly gets water everywhere, but it comes off quicker.
- Detox&Brighten: charcoal + 3 pure clays mask. I was very excited to try this mask specifically. I have tried so many charcoal face mask in the search for the perfect one. I put this one on and instantly noticed how thick the consistency was and how smoothly it went on my face. Once it was applied I noticed it working right away. As the mask dried I could feel it detoxing my skin! I felt it most in my T-zone (which happens to be where I break out the most). As the mask drys it makes it very hard to move your face, so when you can’t move any part of your face you know its ready to take off! I really like to use this mask on days when I break out, or after a night out with my friends. It automatically makes my skin/face feel cleaner, brighter and overall happier!
- Clear&Comfort: Seaweed + 3 pure clays. Now I will be honest, I feel like an alien when I have this mask on because my face is SO blue, haha. I was very excited to try this mask. I got it because I needed an everyday mask. This mask is supposed to draw out the build up of dirt and oils in your pores. And it does exactly that. I have combination skin, where my t-zone is either oily or dry (depending on the time of the year). I really think this mask really balances out and improves my skin. While this masks dries, it’s not as hard as the charcoal mask, but you know it’s dry.
- Exfoliate- Refine: Red algae + 3 pure clays. I haven’t used this mask as much as the other two. I really enjoyed how the mask is creamy when you put it on and then you can feel the exfoliating part when you remove the mask. Out of the three, I would use this one about once a week. It really cleans your skin and makes your face feel SO smooth after. I really like to use this one before I get into the shower. I find it is easier to really exfoliate my skin if I’m not worried about getting water all over the place haha. I think that it would also be really nice to use one of those electric cleansing brushes to remove it. The box says to use three times a week for best results, however I am scared that if I exfoliate that often I will just break out more (my skin is weird like that).
Overall, I am absolutely in love with this brand and these masks. There are a few more that I want to get my hands on, as well as, facial cleansers that match each mask. I highly recommend picking up one (or all) of these masks haha! My skin has really cleared up after using them and I just feel happy in my soul when I put one on. It truly is my favorite part of the day!
Let me know in the comments which masks or brands you like!
Alighty!!!! This time around I used my Lapcos Milk sheet face mask. This one is the moisturizing mask. Like my other review I wanted you all to know my first impression, how I felt while wearing it, how my skin felt after I took it off and how my skin felt the day after I used it. I like to use a face mask as part of my bedtime routine. If you didn’t read my previous review, my night time routine is to get into my comfy pjs and wash all the makeup off my face (with my ACURE sensitive face wash) or I will wipe off my makeup using my Simple micellar cleansing wipes. I’ll put my hair up and depending on how crazy my hair was that day, I’ll use a headband to keep all my baby hairs back. Then I’ll put on a face mask and once the 20ish minutes is up, I’ll rub in the remaining product and go to sleep.
My frist impression of this mask is again, A LOT of product. This is my second Lapcos sheet mask and both seem to have this in common. This mask didn’t really have a scent to it…I guess you could say that it smelt clean (which is always a good thing). The product on this mask looked milky (makes sense right? haha). Again, the mask was hard to unfold dues to the extreme amount of product in the packaging. The mask itself fit my face nicely, however it still slid off my face if I moved around while wearing it. I kept the mask on for about 25minutes this time.
After the 25 minutes were up I took the mask off and decided to take a clean towel and dab off some of the remaining product. I then started to rub in the remaining product, this time it took about 10 minutes for my skin to absorb all of the product. My skin felt sooooooo nice!!!!!! Again after the product was all absorbed I went to bed.
The next morning I woke morning and right away I could tell that my face felt more moisturized. When I looked at my skin I could see how my skin looked healthier!!! My skin is usually dry around my knows and eyebrows, this made my whole face soooo soft and moisturized! I didn’t know how thirsty my skin was until the next morning! I HIGHLY recommend this mask to anyone who has dry skin or for everyone to use when the colder season comes around to keep your face feeling happy and healthy. I’m DEFINITELY going to be purchasing more then one of these mask in the very near future.
Recently I used my Lapcos Honey sheet face mask. This one is the nourishing mask and I decided to do a little review on each mask. This is the first Lapcos product that I have tried and I have many more masks that I look forward to using and reviewing!!! I wanted you all to know my first impression, how I felt while wearing it, how my skin felt after I took it off and how my skin felt the day after I used it. I like to use a face mask as part of my bedtime routine. So what I like to do is get into my comfy pjs and wash all the makeup off my face (with my ACURE sensitive face wash) or I will wipe off my makeup using my Simple micellar cleansing wipes. I’ll put my hair up and depending on how crazy my hair was that day, I’ll use a headband to keep all my baby hairs back. Then I’ll put on a face mask and once the 20ish minutes is up, I’ll rub in the remaining product and go to sleep.
My fist impression of this sheet mask is that it smelt really nice. It has a nice honey smell (obviously) but it wasn’t overwhelming. As I was pulling it out of the packaging I noticed that there was A LOT of product. I think that this could be both good and bad; good because there is plenty of product for your skin, bad because its very messy to take out and unfold. That was my problem when I tried to unfold the mask, it was slippery and I kept wiping off my hands while unfolding it. Once I got it open I put it on my face and it fit pretty nice.
While I had it on my face I had to keep my face tilted towards the ceiling because the amount of product on the mask made it slide off my face if I tried to do anything with the mask on. I also had to constantly rub in the extra product into my neck as I was wearing the mask to avoid it from dripping all over me. During the time I had it on if felt nice on my skin and I felt my skin absorbing the product.
After the 20ish minutes I took off the mask and there was A LOT of product still on my face. The instructions say to rub in the remaining product but there was soooo much that I tried to let some of it absorb for a few minutes before I started to rub it in. After about 10 minutes my face was still pretty wet. I started to rub the product into my skin but it still took a little over a half hour after I took off the mask for my face to finally dry. From there I went to bed.
When I woke up I went to see if I could notice any change in my skin or appearance of my skin. My skin was definitely softer, however there wasn’t any noticeable change that I could see. This mask was the Nourishing mask, so there may not have even been any change to notice directly. I for sure want to try this mask again, maybe dabbing off product before I start to rub it into my face.
Let me know in the comments which face masks you like to use!!!!
It’s September…which means one of my favorite season is right around the corner….AUTUMN!!!!! I absolutely love Autumn. The leaves change colors, it gets colder and layers are back in style! I am still in the process of collection more sweaters and flannels but as of right now I have two items that I have been loving. I bought both of these at TJ Maxx (one of my favorite places to shop).
The first item is a jean jacket. The brand is Ci Sono and it was $19.99. I have always loved jean jackets but I could never find one that I was super in love with. When I found this one, I just loved how it fit and how distressed it was. It’s very my style and although it is fitted, I can still layer it with a flannel or T-Shirt underneath. I have not jumped on the denim on denim train just yet but maybe someday I’ll get there.
Second is these sliders. They are the brand Qupid. I got them on sale for $7.99 and I believe that they are one of the best purchase I’ve ever made. All of my shoes are either booties or some form of a sneaker, so to have a shoe that I can just slide on when I’m leaving the house or put on to match a super casual outfit, makes me so happy. They are super comfortable. They don’t hurt my feet after wearing them all day. I absolutely LOVE that they have faux fur on them. The fact that the fur is maroon, white and black means that they match just about everything I own.
I love stores like TJ Maxx because they have super cute designer brands for half the price! It is a great place to shop if you’re on a budget or if you’re going back to school shopping! I can find clothes, pillows, pots & pans and pretty much anything else I need in life, all in one store!!! I can’t wait to show you guys all the other things I will be wearing this fall!! Comment and let me know some of your favorite fall trends or any trend you’ve been loving recently!!!