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Review – Montage Jennesse Chocolate Masque

2 Dec

I hardly ever buy masks.  I usually get enough of them in my beauty subscriptions, and I haven’t really seen the benefit in them.

However, they are a great way to pamper yourself and to get your skin Holiday party ready.

Recently, I decided to fix this beauty lack and incorporate facial masks to my beauty routine.  At my local grocery store, for a $1.99, I bought a package of Montage Jennesse Chocolate Masque.

If your store doesn’t carry it, fret not!  This line is abundant on Amazon.

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What attracted me to this was the absolutely creepy picture of the lady on the package.  Mint and chocolate bars for eyes, crusty looking skin. I know it’s supposed to represent the mask.  I still don’t like it.  So I bought it! HA

What is it?

An anti-stress, pore cleansing mask

How does it work?

 Slap it on, sit, wait.   Watch Grey’s Anatomy or Scandal.  It will get hard and dry.

It also has some pretty awesome ingredients.  I really like packaging, so I took a picture of the list:

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What did I think?

First impression, this smells like cocoa.  So I fell in love.  Second impression, this made my skin really nice.  My pores were cleaner and smoother.

Bonus impression, the package is rather generous and you can easily get 3 uses out of this.

Will I repurchase?

Yes.  I also want to try their other varieties.

Have you tried the Montage Jennesse Chocolate Masque?  What did you think?

~Anna

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Review: Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Mask

13 Sep

I was so excited to receive the Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Mask in my August Ipsy Glam Bag because I haven’t used a mask that I haven’t cooked up myself in my kitchen in a long time.  So yes, very excited.

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This is a rather generous sample of 1 fl oz.  I expect it to last me a while.

The Pumpkin mask is an exfoliating mask with a 5% Glycolic Acid and other enzymes.

My review:

I exfoliate often and I get peels and microdermabrasions.  I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to feel the telltale burn/tingle of the glycolic acid doing it’s job when I applied it.

The color and smell, I can live without.  It’s orange and pumpkin, and it sort of reminds me of baby food.  If you get down with Gerbers, you will probably dig this smell a lot more than I did.  On the upside, the smell fades quickly.

This doesn’t dry cracked or uncomfortable, and it’s easy to forget you have it on your face.  Also, the tingling fades away after a minute or so, and there is no discomfort.

I love that this is organic!  We hate putting a lot of chemicals on our faces, and are slowly shifting to a more natural beauty regiment.  

Does it exfoliate?  Yes, but you need to do it a few times especially if your skin is used to harsher chemicals.  I think this is a really nice compliment to my existing exfoliation/peeling routine that I have going on.  It’s not hard to over do it on this stuff, and this is mild enough to use while I’m taking a break from my harsher acids.  

Side note – the highest % of a glycolic acid product I have is 20%.

From Michael Todd:

This mask smells so much like fresh pumpkin you will think it’s Thanksgiving. And exfoliant lovers will give Thanks! That tingle is the pumpkin enzyme combining with glycolic acid to go to town on your skin’s flaws dissolving impurities like dead skin and clogged pores. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after a single use.

If you thought that masks were only for mature skin types…think again!  The key to clearer skin is to unclog pores, reduce bacteria and nourish, tone and heal on and below the skin’s surface. Today’s masks from MICHAEL TODDtrue organics do all that transforming dull, lackluster skin into clearer irresistible complexions.

Have you tried any other Micheal Todd products?  What did you think?

~Anna

 

August 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag

10 Sep

August flew by, and I realized I haven’t posted about this.  And it’s already September!  My new glam  bag will be getting released soon!

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What we have:

Urban Decay lipstick

Pixi Beauty mascara

Smashbox primer

Micabeauty eye shadow

Michael Todd face mask

I love every single product in this glam bag, and I have been using them regularly.  With the exception of the Smashbox primer, which has been reviewed and loved ad nauseum, I will do a review of all these goodies.

Thanks Ipsy!!!!!

~Anna

Tumeric – facial mask from your own kitchen

23 Apr

Your Fairy Godmothers are huge fans of facial masks.  They are a nice pampering experience and do have added beauty benefits.

Recently, we were introduced to a spice called Tumeric.  Tumeric is a spice native to South Asia with many health benefits when ingested and applied on to the skin.  It can help with discoloration and  psoriasis! Cheers for a bright complexion !  You can pick up tumeric in powder form in the spice section of your grocery store.

Click here http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html and here http://multiculturalbeauty.about.com/od/Skincare/a/Turmeric-For-Beauty.htm for all the benefits of this exotic spice.

So what do we do with this stuff?  We put it on our precious faces, of course!

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Here’s how to do it .. Continue reading