3.23.2017

I Tried This Dry Mask So You Don't Have To (Charlotte Tilbury INSTANT MAGIC FACIAL DRY SHEET MASK)


Y'all.

We need to talk about this mask. 


I'm serious.

So, I think y'all know by now that I am obsessed with masks.

Give me all the masks! Paper masks, diy masks, I don't care, I am drawn to them. 

And today's mask is dry. 

Yes, you read that right. 

Daily readers might remember this post, where I talked about the latest products that you're going to have to try. This mask was on the list.

It was just released this month, and I had to order a mask the second the email hit.


Let's get into the details on this mask:


$22 for one ($80 pack for 4, but um, I passed on that)

Can be used THREE TIMES

Claims:

--hydrated, brighter, smoother, wrinkle-reduced skin

Why it's fancy:

--It's DRY (no mess). It has an in-built technological 5 Skin Solution IQ which tailors to your skin, feeding it exactly what it needs.

--Bio-mimetic revolutionary system gives a prolonged release of the ingredients, giving it time to immerse into your complexion for up to 8 hours.

And now, for scary mask pics.
You were warned.


I told you. CREEPY. After several attempts (smile with teeth not recommended) this was the best I could do. Anyway...

So basically you open this very soft, dry, and durable mask. It's in two segments, but it's connected, and you join the loops from each section over your ears.

Y'all, this is the best-fitting mask I've ever, ever tried. It wasn't uncomfortable at all.

How do you use it:

--Apply the mask and massage it for a few minutes to activate the ingredients.

--Wait 15 minutes and remove. No need to wash your face. You can use it up to three times.



Thoughts:

I could sort of tell something was on my face after, but it wasn't oily or greasy. I don't know how to explain it. I definitely had my wrinkles reduced, but the effect wasn't 8 hours. I did feel hydrated and my skin looked glowy. 

The mask doesn't harbor bacteria, so it is fine to use it 3 times. It really is dry! It's crazy. While $22 is pretty steep, I definitely would buy it again for a special occasion.

Have you tried this mask before or heard of it?


3.21.2017

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact Review

I think when it comes to foundation, it's not usually a beauty product I get too excited over. I know what I like, and I tend to stick to it. But when I got ahold of the new It Cosmetics  Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ (pr sample) I couldn't resist. Plus, it garnered my attention because it's a compact cushion foundation--I've reviewed a few of these on blog already. And, well, the dang packaging got me. I mean, look how shiny it is:
So after trying this for a month, I'm ready to share my thoughts.

$38
ULTA

Skin-Transforming Full Coverage Solid Super Serum

The groundbreaking solid serum technology combined with anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, squalane, antioxidants and a super ceramide cream truly transform your complexion.

Perfect for even the most sensitive skin, Confidence in a Compact™ features a proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™ that is activated upon contact to immerse your skin in moisture, restore visible radiance, reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and improve the look of firmness. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time!

Innovative airtight compact lid for your freshest, most hydrating results


There are 7 shades:



And I can tell you the texture of this is a creamy solid foundation. There is no cushion here, but it does come with a classic spongy puff. I apologize for the pic colors--not sure what happened!

porcelain, light, medium, medium tan, tan, rich, deep



I was sent a brush, but preferred to apply it with the puff the best.


Here it is on half of my face. Initially, it is very light coverage. I did have to press the foundation on and pat, pat, pat to get the coverage you see. While billed as full-coverage, I wasn't able to get full-coverage. Pretty darn close though! It didn't get cakey on me and I had no reactions to this.

And here I am with full makeup, minus blush, contour or highlight. Since so many have asked, I'm wearing MAC Lady Danger, my favorite red. I wanted to make sure you saw the foundation. As a dry skin girl, coverage isn't usually something I get that much of, since I tend to go for a more dewy look, but I was able to get that from this. It felt lightweight on the skin. It lasted a few hours and never oxidized--a plus since it has spf 50+. If you have oily skin, this will require more touchups after a few hours, so I don't think this is the one for you. However, I am loving it!


Have you heard of this foundation before?

Extra Elle:
Back at the dentist today! Wish me luck!

3.20.2017

Give These A Second Look

Happy first day of spring!! Anyone have spring cleaning on the brain? I do, and I started a little decluttering over the weekend. I can't wait to have time to really get in there and get rid of stuff.

But it got me to thinking about spring cleaning the blog--I've posted hundreds and hundreds of blog posts on here over the years. And sometimes things happen and sometimes posts slip under the radar. So I'm dusting them off, spring-cleaning style, and sharing those posts that deserve a little more love and a second look:

7 Tips for Refresh Makeup (Without Having to Reapply)
Because who has time to redo their makeup during the day?

Pro Makeup That You Can Buy
Get what the pros use--very inexpensively


Phases of the Moon Nails
These were too cute and require no artistic skill


DIY Shower Jelly Gummy Bears
These little guys make bath and shower fun!

I don't think people got what this post was about--not eye masks,
but facial cream masks you wear while sleeping.


Best Gel Polishes From the Drugstore
Lots of fun testing went into this one!

5 Ways to Apply False Lashes
For those of us who just aren't good with lashes

My number one beauty product.



10 Ways to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes
Because life happens doesn't mean puffy eyes have to

Zodiac Constellation Sparkle Nails
I thought these were adorable, and easy, thanks to the use of paint pen

How To: Blow Out At Home
Because getting your hair done can be pricey, y'all


You'll never guess what I use dry shampoo for! Hint: not just hair

I don't think people got this one either--solid lotion in the shape of makeup!

Because it's spring cleaning!

Which of these caught your eye?

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