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Mask Monday – Berries, Lace, and Me as a Bear

I’ve done a little masking!

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This is a cream one. It smelled of strawberry. There was a slight cooling, tingling sensation. I rinsed it off in the shower, and afterward, my skin felt very soft. Not awesome, not terrible.

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I just want to take a minute to appreciate that Hey! Pinko Girl has the most adorable packaging ever. I feel like I need to say something positive about it because I’m about to…not.

I think this might work for someone who has a smaller everything than I do. It’s a relatively thick cloth mask that’s literally lacy so there are lots of open air spaces. The mask has two sets of ear loops – one that holds the mask to your face, and one that holds the neck strap on. That’s a lot of stuff behind the ears. I couldn’t wear my glasses and, even though I felt like I could have used a silicone mask cover on top to keep the essence from evaporating due to the lacy texture, there’s no way I could have fit one on with the ear loops I was already wearing. I felt like this was fairly ineffective because of the actual construction of the sheet. I have a few more to use, but won’t buy more.

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This one was lovely! My skin likes fruit essences and acids. The sheet itself was a medium thickness and was wide enough for my large face. It smelled like berries. There was a very pleasant tingle. It wasn’t drippy and didn’t dry out my face. Win!

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And then there’s this guy. He’s cute, don’t get me wrong! The sheet was very rigid and difficult to mold to the face. It smelled very medicinal – very much like the Montagne Jeunesse sheet masks, which I didn’t like. It performed like them too. There was some burning on the tops of my cheeks – my usual trouble spots – so I took it off early. It was, however, adorable to look at before I put it on.  Afterward, however…

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Mask Monday – Tapioca Jelly and a Sheet Mask in a Pod

I’ve been doing some masking!

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One of my goals this year is to use more of of my cream and wash-off masks. I’ve stopped buying them because I vastly prefer the sheet masks. But I still acquire them once in a while in my Beauteque subscriptions. This one was…weird. It had the texture of tapioca if it were in jelly form.

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It functioned like both a mask and one of those exfoliators that you rub into your skin until it balls up. You’re supposes to rub it in and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off. There was a little tingling, and my face felt a bit tight. I assume there was some exfoliating going on, but it wasn’t obvious.

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This one was very much like all the other My Beauty Diary masks I’ve tried. Thin sheet that adheres well and really drippy with essence. But my skin always feels wonderful afterward!

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This was a sheet mask in a little plastic pod instead of a pouch. It threw me, but I was delighted it wasn’t a wash off. (I can’t wear my glasses with cream or clay on there!) I really liked this one. The sheet itself was of medium thickness, and I needed a silicone mask cover to keep it on if I wanted to sit up. It was really, really moisturizing!

Mask Monday – Mostly Beauty Friends II

Well, the peeling from last week’s Baby Foot Mask began a couple of days ago. So yucky, but totally worth it! Especially since we’re heading into that pre-spring time of year here in the South where we end up having all the seasons in a single week. It was 71 degrees here yesterday! I may pull out my sandals, just in case!

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Monday, I used My Beauty Diary Apple Polyphenol mask. It’s intended for oil control and pore care, but I found it to be moisturizing as well. And it smells very pleasantly of apples. Like the rest of the My Beauty Diary masks I’ve used, this one was drippy. The sheet was thin, though, and adhered well to the face.

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Unless I’m struggling with a specific skin concern, I usually hit up random.org to choose my masks. This week, I ended up with two from Beauty Friends II that way. The first was tomato…

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…and the second was kiwi! These I didn’t like as much as other brands. There was plently of extra essence, and they both smelled like the fruits on the packages. The sheets were not meant to be used on a chubby face, that’s for certain. Width-wise, they barely extended past the outside corner of my eyes and I had a lot of extra space at the hairline. With some creative folding and a silicone mask cover, I got them to stay on.

The tomato, I didn’t find to be that hydrating. In fact, my skin felt rather dry once the essence was absorbed.

I just took off the kiwi mask, and it feels very much the same. I got these in a Beauteque Mask Maven subscription, and was the first brand I didn’t like. I probably won’t be seeking these out on my own, and will probably pass on any I do get to some of my more oily-skinned friends.

Mask Monday – Juicy Mango and the Baby Foot

Just one sheet mask this week, which is weird for me! One of my goals for this year is to use up more of my cream and gel masks, so that’s probably why.

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This one by Holika Holika was pretty nice. It was thinnish – not the thinnest by any means, but not quite medium. It had a lovely smell. There was a weensie bit of tingling, but nothing too intense. There wasn’t a lot of leftover serum in this one, but there was plenty on the sheet.

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This is the second time I’ve used the Baby Foot peel. I just did it last night, so it’ll be a few days before I start seeing the effects. If you’ve never heard of it, or have never done a foot exfoliation mask like this, you keep it on for about an hour. There is some heat and tingling as the serum works, and then you wash it off with soap and water.

At first, you don’t think it did anything, but a few days later, you start noticing some flaking. A day or two after that, the dead skin starts peeling off in sheets. It’s so gross. But after it’s all over, I do have softer, more attractive feet.

I just picked one up by Tony Moly that’s supposed to be similar. I might try it in a couple of months, right before sandal season starts in earnest.

This is a pretty intense treatment. I don’t recommend it for everyone. Especially not for diabetics. Your mileage may vary. Ask your doctor if you’re not sure.

Mask Monday – The Body Shop and Lots of Sheet Masks

After the craziness of the past few months, I feel like I’m finally back to my regular masking schedule and my skin is grateful for it!

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This sheet mask was okay! It was a little small, so if you have a big head or chubby face like I do, you may not like it. The sheet was medium in thickness. It smelled of fermented honey and there was a lot of essence left over that I saved and used throughout the week. There was no sensation with this mask.

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One of my goals for the upcoming year is to use up all my non-sheet masks. I was feeling particularly dry mid-week, so I pulled this one out. It’s a cream mask, and definitely one-use only. I had to work to get enough out for my whole face. There was a lot of tingling – not something I associate with a moisture mask. Once I rinsed it off, it didn’t feel like I had used anything at all. Not recommended – at least not for hydration! However, I love The Body Shop’s Tea Tree mask for breakouts.

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I scared the cat with this one, folks!

I didn’t expect this one to be black, even though it says it right on the packet. Although it fit really well, I felt a little sinister with this on my face. It got worse once I put a silicone mask cover and my glasses on, which is what I typically do. I loved this one, though. Good size, adhered well, enough essence, but not too drippy, the essence absorbed right away, and my skin felt awesome. Definitely recommended.

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We need something cute after that one, and this egg essence mask fits the bill with its packaging! This was was very cold as it sat on my face, even under the mask cover. The sheet itself was smallish and medium in thickness. Afterward, my skin felt dry, but not dry. Which makes so sense. I think it may come in handy during the summer, when I sometimes get an oily T-zone.

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And finally, I used a My Beauty Diary Natto mask. I’m very familiar with these. The sheets from this brand are thin and very drippy, but always leave me feeling mosturized.

Mask Monday

I have been reunited with my Dr Jart Sleeping Mask! While I was out of it, I tried out a couple of new things.

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I had high hopes for the Korres Greek Yogurt Sleeping Facial. I didn’t like it back in October; I gave it another try last month, and it still didn’t suit me. It felt too heavy over all the layers I use at night. And there was a lot of peeling, but I’m not convinced it was dead skin. I think it was the product itself. I decided to pass this on. Maybe it’ll work better for someone who otherwise keeps it simple.

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After giving up on the Korres, I remembered the Peter Thomas Roth mask minis I have in my mask drawer. Some of the gel kinds can be used as sleeping masks. I liked this one much better. I got two traditional uses out of this mini, and finished up the jar with a week’s worth of sleeping mask usage.

One of my goals this year is to use up more of my non-sheet masks and peels.

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So, I pulled out the Ladykin Greenharmony Pear Mask Pack. This one had a lotiony consistency. It felt and smelled just lovely, and left my face feeling very soft.

I used up three sheet masks:

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Both the Hanaka and the Urban Dollkiss currency masks were thin and adhered well to the face. The Shara Shara mask was a little thicker, but smelled divine. All moisturized nicely and none of them made me sensitive.

Mask Monday – Dr. Jart Withdrawl

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This sheet mask from FaceQ was soothing and moisturizing despite the oil control properties. It gave plenty of leftover essence that I saved and used as a serum.

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This one was another hit – and the design on the front of the package? That’s what the sheet mask actually looks like, so there’s some entertainment value here as well!

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Kitten has no sympathy.

And I’m absolutely in mourning because I used the last of my Dr. Jart water-max sleeping mask and it’s out of stock at Sephora. This stuff saved my dry skin last winter. I might have to go hunting!