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💕😌 Mask of the Week Challenge 😌💖
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Reply: I was inspired by the collage of masks in @haleyvvvv's last post. Here are the rest of my green tea masks from last week. SpoilerM ...read more
I was inspired by the collage of masks in @haleyvvvv's last post. Here are the rest of my green tea masks from last week. SpoilerMask:Missha Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask (Green Tea)The Crème Shop Green Tea Latte Fusion Sheet MaskSephora Collection Clean Matcha Tea Face MaskWhole Foods Air Wrapping Mask Moisturizing Green TeaClaim(s):Moisturizing and calmingAnti-aging, nourishing and repairing (correcting discoloration)Mattifying and clarifyingMoisturizing and refreshingMaterial:"Compact cell fabric" which I've taken to mean thin-ish cotton material. This one has a grid/gauze like pattern to the material.Thin-leaning cotton maskEucalyptus fiber2 piece mint green foil maskFit:Extra large width- and length-wise. Holes for eyes and mouth are very narrow and require adjustments.Like most of the masks from The Crème Shop, the fit on this one is overly large all around. It means it'll be suitable for many face sizes and shapes and for me, it means I just need to pull out my mini scissors to make some adjustments. Fit is fine - I like that the eye holes and mouth hole are wider than most sheet masks. It is too long at the chin/jawline for me, but that also is very common with sheet masks.Fit is pretty good, but requiring incision to the corners of the eyes to keep them from being smooshed and also to reduce the likelihood that the essence would get into my eye.Adherence:GoodGreat; the material clung to the skin comfortablyGreat; gently hugs the contours of the face.Good. It stayed on for the entire wear time and I was able to get some things done around the house at the same time.Essence:Clear and wateryThin, slightly runny, clear watery essence.Light, slightly viscous, clear essence Clear liquidScent:Soft, fresh, partly medicinal, partly herbaceous minty scentMy recollection was that this had a green tea creamy scent but when I reached for this last week, I didn't really pick up a scent. Hmmm…Very light green tea scentNot really any discernible other than it having a fresh scent.What I Liked:Affordable. Green tea extract is the 5th ingredient listed. Ingredients list supports claims though some are rather low on the list - allantoin (soothing - 6th); jojoba esters (emollient - 11th); camellia japonica flower extract (antioxidant, anti-pollutant and soothing - 19th); and sodium hyaluronate (hydrating - 24th).When I read milk proteins on a sheet mask, it makes me think the essence will be a creamy or milky serum, a treasure for those of us with dry or dehydrated skin, or really, for anyone who finds their skin looking dull or in need of some nourishment, which could be anyone in the cold, winter months. Has a cooling and refreshing effect on the skin.The ingredients really are the stars of this mask. The ingredients list is great, with the key ingredient (green tea extract) being the 4th ingredient listed and a host of other good-for-the-skin ingredients that follow, all of which are vegan. The price point for the mask is very nice too - comparable to many sheet masks from Asian brands.Area(s) for Improvement:(i) Denatured alcohol - that it's there and also that it's listed before green tea extract; (ii) added fragrance; (iii) tingling sensation lingersMost of the key ingredients appear in the middle of the ingredients list. Also, that list includes (i) denatured alcohol; and (ii) added fragrance, neither of which irritated my skin, but I'd prefer a mask not to contain either.This one had a tingling effect that while not overwhelming, is definitely noticeable. It's recommended that the mask be worn for 5 minutes, which, given the tingling, is probably a good duration.More accessibility to these masks. Some versions are available through amazon now but it's limited. Performance + Results:I experienced some slight and brief tingling around my under eye and cheek bone areas - my skin is normally sensitive in those areas, but the tingling lasted for a while and I removed the mask after about 5 minutes. My skin looked dewy after I removed the mask but it was also slightly pink in those areas where I felt the tingling. A one-time use isn't going to shed much like on a mask's anti-aging claim. I didn't notice any mattifying or clarifying from this mask. What I did notice was that there was no stickness after removing the mask and my skin felt lightly hydrated.My skin felt soft, hydrated and plump afterwards.Overall Thoughts:Generally speaking, this Missha mask is what I think of as a standard daily sheet mask. The tingling for me is too much and this isn't one I'd repurchase.This is one of the first masks from The Crème Shop that I used, following the recommendations of some maskers on BIC, so it holds some nostalgia for me. At that time, it was a mask that I would consider a staple in my collection. It's still what I would consider a good mask, and I'd happily use it again, but having tried other similar masks through the years, there are ones that I prefer more so it's not one I would seek out. ETA: it seems this mask has been discontinued, which actually makes sense because I received it as a surprise gwp in a couple previous orders. FWIW, pre-covid, a box would pop up occasionally at TJ Maxx or Marshalls.I haven't tried all the sheet masks in the new clean collection (yet) but of the ones I have tried, I'd classify this one as a good, but not great mask. The tingling keeps it from the great category. I'd use the mask again, but it's not my first choice of the masks in this line.I'm not aways the biggest fan of foil masks but this one isn't bad. My preference is for 2-piece masks like this one for me, that's an added plus. Results are good and I would probably repurchase but it's not my first choice of mask from within the Whole Foods collection.Mask:Missha Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask (Green Tea)The Crème Shop Green Tea Latte Fusion Sheet MaskSephora Collection Clean Matcha Tea Face MaskWhole Foods Air Wrapping Mask Moisturizing Green TeaClaim(s):Moisturizing and calmingAnti-aging, nourishing and repairing (correcting discoloration)Mattifying and clarifyingMoisturizing and refreshingMaterial:"Compact cell fabric" which I've taken to mean thin-ish cotton material. This one has a grid/gauze like pattern to the material.Thin-leaning cotton maskEucalyptus fiber2 piece mint green foil maskFit:Extra large width- and length-wise. Holes for eyes and mouth are very narrow and require adjustments.Like most of the masks from The Crème Shop, the fit on this one is overly large all around. It means it'll be suitable for many face sizes and shapes and for me, it means I just need to pull out my mini scissors to make some adjustments. Fit is fine - I like that the eye holes and mouth hole are wider than most sheet masks. It is too long at the chin/jawline for me, but that also is very common with sheet masks.Fit is pretty good, but requiring incision to the corners of the eyes to keep them from being smooshed and also to reduce the likelihood that the essence would get into my eye.Adherence:GoodGreat; the material clung to the skin comfortablyGreat; gently hugs the contours of the face.Good. It stayed on for the entire wear time and I was able to get some things done around the house at the same time.Essence:Clear and wateryThin, slightly runny, clear watery essence.Light, slightly viscous, clear essence Clear liquidScent:Soft, fresh, partly medicinal, partly herbaceous minty scentMy recollection was that this had a green tea creamy scent but when I reached for this last week, I didn't really pick up a scent. Hmmm…Very light green tea scentNot really any discernible other than it having a fresh scent.What I Liked:Affordable. Green tea extract is the 5th ingredient listed. Ingredients list supports claims though some are rather low on the list - allantoin (soothing - 6th); jojoba esters (emollient - 11th); camellia japonica flower extract (antioxidant, anti-pollutant and soothing - 19th); and sodium hyaluronate (hydrating - 24th).When I read milk proteins on a sheet mask, it makes me think the essence will be a creamy or milky serum, a treasure for those of us with dry or dehydrated skin, or really, for anyone who finds their skin looking dull or in need of some nourishment, which could be anyone in the cold, winter months. Has a cooling and refreshing effect on the skin.The ingredients really are the stars of this mask. The ingredients list is great, with the key ingredient (green tea extract) being the 4th ingredient listed and a host of other good-for-the-skin ingredients that follow, all of which are vegan. The price point for the mask is very nice too - comparable to many sheet masks from Asian brands.Area(s) for Improvement:(i) Denatured alcohol - that it's there and also that it's listed before green tea extract; (ii) added fragrance; (iii) tingling sensation lingersMost of the key ingredients appear in the middle of the ingredients list. Also, that list includes (i) denatured alcohol; and (ii) added fragrance, neither of which irritated my skin, but I'd prefer a mask not to contain either.This one had a tingling effect that while not overwhelming, is definitely noticeable. It's recommended that the mask be worn for 5 minutes, which, given the tingling, is probably a good duration.More accessibility to these masks. Some versions are available through amazon now but it's limited. Performance + Results:I experienced some slight and brief tingling around my under eye and cheek bone areas - my skin is normally sensitive in those areas, but the tingling lasted for a while and I removed the mask after about 5 minutes. My skin looked dewy after I removed the mask but it was also slightly pink in those areas where I felt the tingling. A one-time use isn't going to shed much like on a mask's anti-aging claim. I didn't notice any mattifying or clarifying from this mask. What I did notice was that there was no stickness after removing the mask and my skin felt lightly hydrated.My skin felt soft, hydrated and plump afterwards.Overall Thoughts:Generally speaking, this Missha mask is what I think of as a standard daily sheet mask. The tingling for me is too much and this isn't one I'd repurchase.This is one of the first masks from The Crème Shop that I used, following the recommendations of some maskers on BIC, so it holds some nostalgia for me. At that time, it was a mask that I would consider a staple in my collection. It's still what I would consider a good mask, and I'd happily use it again, but having tried other similar masks through the years, there are ones that I prefer more so it's not one I would seek out. ETA: it seems this mask has been discontinued, which actually makes sense because I received it as a surprise gwp in a couple previous orders. FWIW, pre-covid, a box would pop up occasionally at TJ Maxx or Marshalls.I haven't tried all the sheet masks in the new clean collection (yet) but of the ones I have tried, I'd classify this one as a good, but not great mask. The tingling keeps it from the great category. I'd use the mask again, but it's not my first choice of the masks in this line.I'm not aways the biggest fan of foil masks but this one isn't bad. My preference is for 2-piece masks like this one for me, that's an added plus. Results are good and I would probably repurchase but it's not my first choice of mask from within the Whole Foods collection.All the green tea drinks and treats were tasty, too! 😋 I would definitely repurchase or make them again. 😂
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Beautylish Lucky Bag 2021
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Reply: @itsfi They're surprisingly great! I still love Jayjun's green tea eye patches more, but Good Molecules did a very good job with ...read more
@itsfi They're surprisingly great! I still love Jayjun's green tea eye patches more, but Good Molecules did a very good job with these.
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~♥Galentine's Day Exchange 2021♥~
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Reply: I got my present today! I need to make some space to unbox since we're still unpacking, but I'm so excited to open things. I did o ...read more
I got my present today! I need to make some space to unbox since we're still unpacking, but I'm so excited to open things. I did open the shipping box, and let out a little squee because it's so cute already. Will post more tomorrow or this weekend! Thank you Galentine (I didn't open anything yet, so I don't know who it is)! 💗💗💗💗 
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Tom Ford Updates
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Reply: This was shared with me today; possibly another new quad called Insolent Rose. Given that Seductive Rose was discontinued, this lo ...read more
This was shared with me today; possibly another new quad called Insolent Rose. Given that Seductive Rose was discontinued, this looks like a probable replacement. all the quads are launching in the Asian market next month and per my Canadian SA they will launch in North America in March
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100 Shades of Eyeshadow Challenge
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Reply: @lmaster That's great to hear that it wasn't irritating! ...read more
@lmaster That's great to hear that it wasn't irritating!
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Reply: @kaycee28 Typically you'd be looking at Vitamin C serums for brightening; AHA/BHA or Glycolic Acid for exfoliation/brightening, o ...read more
@kaycee28 Typically you'd be looking at Vitamin C serums for brightening; AHA/BHA or Glycolic Acid for exfoliation/brightening, or a retinol/retinoid for skin cell turnover. Niacinamide in the formulation also helps. Some of these ingredients could be topicals like a serum/cream, or in a peel. A peel will give you quicker results, but may be more irritating. Not sure what you're looking for price-wise, so I will try to provide hi and lo in recommendations. Peels (Note that if you go this route, be sure to do a spot test for sensitivity, prior to doing a full-face application).Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel philosophy The Microdelivery Vitamin C Resurfacing Peel First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads 28 Pads Vitamin COLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum® OLEHENRIKSEN 3 Little Wonders™ # - Covers off the Vitamin C and the AHAFor a cheaper Vitamin C, you could try the Derma E Concentrated Serum or cream - available at Ulta RetinolMurad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream #Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM - This also has Vitamin C. The retinol is micro-encapsulated, time-released, and suspended in squalane, so it is more gentle than most retinols.The INKEY List Retinol Anti-Aging Serum
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So Long, 2020! ✌🏻✌🏽✌🏿Sparkling Fresh Starts and New Beginnings January 2021 Hauls
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Reply: @Ispend2much6 I am seriously so glad you mentioned this, because I thought there was something wrong with me! I think having cred ...read more
@Ispend2much6 I am seriously so glad you mentioned this, because I thought there was something wrong with me! I think having credit cards saved and/or paypal makes it too easy. But fortunately I still have good taste sleep shopping, so they are things that I actually like. 🙂 I think it started with me trying to buy toilet paper and clorox wipes at odd hours during the night during the shortage...
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frizzy hair because of hormones
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Reply: @Lizzie2420 I've posted in the past that frizz is my sworn enemy. I am fortunate to have found a routine that works for me. (FYI: ...read more
@Lizzie2420 I've posted in the past that frizz is my sworn enemy. I am fortunate to have found a routine that works for me. (FYI: I flat iron my hair, so we may have some differences.) Shampoo: I am a convert to sulfate-free shampoos. I love Pureology Hydrate Shampoo . Conditioner: Use a hydrating conditioner. I'm on my second bottle of Redken Heavy Cream Super Treatment and really like it. Before that I used Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm for years. Styling products: I'm a firm believer that silicones help with frizz fighting. I've been using Paul Mitchell Super Skinner Serum for years. I also really like It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. Hair oils: A great secret weapon. You can use them in with your styling products, but I like ti use it on dry hair. I'm a little betwixt and between on them right now, as I've been having sensitivity to the smells. Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Mini is a popular one. (It stopped working for me after a year, though.) I use a discontinued one by Matrix. I've only ever had two hair oils I didn't like (Living Proof Nourishing Oil - I think it's been discontinued; and ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Smoothing Anti-Frizz Nourishing Oil ). So, my guess is that you should be able to find one you like. Anti-frizz spray: I use Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield and while it's not a miracle-worker, it does help. I spray it on before I leave the house. Hair masks: I'm lazy when it comes to this, but they're worth looking into. Whenever I leave the house, I always wear a hoodie. This helps me not get that immediate frizz when you first walk out the door of your house. I highly recommend it. God luck! 🙂 Let us know how it goes!
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Reply: Thanks, I was looking at that one.
Thanks, I was looking at that one.
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Monthly Favorites: January 2021 Edition!
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Reply: Ever since my Sephora gratis that contained Farmacy Freshen Up All-Natural Deodorant, I've been trying different brands of natural ...read more
Ever since my Sephora gratis that contained Farmacy Freshen Up All-Natural Deodorant, I've been trying different brands of natural deodorant. I've had some fails and successes and now I think I have a favorite - Native. @missjeanie you were right! I'm using the buttercream and French vanilla and the scent is amazing. I'm sad it is a seasonal one. It smells like baked goods to me and my husband said it reminds him of funfetti cake. Yum!
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