Manic Monday: Freeman Feeling Beautiful Purifying Clay Mask Acai

I’ve been gone for a while on an amazing birthday trip to New York but i’m back with another mask review. I figured while unpacking I could throw on a new mask and feed my skin some goodness. So that is exactly what I did. I came across this really inexpensive mask at CVS I believe it was only $3.99. I picked it up because I love Clay masks, I love the idea of them extracting dirt from the pores. And Secondly because it was Acai. We all know the acai is a wonderful antioxidant, and we all know antioxidants fight free radicals so this was a perfect combo for me!

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This mask is packed with natural ingredients and not only does it have Acai extract but it includes 
Goji, Pomegranate, Mango, Mangosteen, Cranberry, Noni and Blueberry! The most high packed antioxidant fruits! This is just one amazing fruit basket for the face and it smells just as good too!

It’s main focus is to help with skin damage, soften and brighten the skin.

This can be used two times a week or as often as needed.

Very simple to use: Apply mask to face and neck avoiding the eye area. Let dry, and then rinse with warm water.

Below is a photo with the mask on. I love the consistency of this product it glides on smoothly for a clay mask . Sometimes with a clay mask it’s not as easy to maneuver on the skin this one slipped and slide. 

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I wish there was a scratch and sniff feature, because this product smells like fresh fruit heaven.

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Here is my Before and After, you can see a little bit of an improvement in brightness. But I can definitely feel the softness of the skin a lot more. For $3.99 this product is totally worth it! It is also a really good mask if you are in a hurry and need a fresh face!

 

Until the next Manic Monday! Have a good week.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

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Manic Monday: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask review

It’s Monday again! And I’m back with another cure for the Monday blues! When you get home kick off your shoes and relax your feet and try this organic, natural resurfacing mask by Tata Harper.

Have you guys heard of Tata Harper? Such an unbelievable line of skincare and aromatherapy products! First of all it is 100% natural ingredients, and non-toxic ingredients 100% of the time! That is extremely hard to come by with a skincare line. They manufacture their own products! They manufacture in small batches in their Vermont lab to ensure the freshness of their products. There formulas are concentrated with anywhere from 9 to 29 active ingredients in every single bottle! And best of all, all of the ingredients are grown on their own farm in Vermont to make sure that they are completely organic!

This company is also animal cruelty free there is no testing on animals what so ever!

ImageSo the mask that I will be talking about today and absolutely love is the resurfacing mask! This mask is designed to get your skin glowing immediately! It’s primary focus is to eliminate dull skin cells, and minimize the appearance of pores and keep the skin looking soft! It’s great for all skin types, but if you have sensitive skin eczema or rosacea it is not recommended.

How to use:

Can be used once a week for oil and blemish control.

For immediate glow apply a thick layer on a clean face.

Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes! 10 minutes if you have sensitive skin.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water. This product can also be used as a spot treatment, put a dab on blemish and let sit over night.

Because these products are extremely natural make sure to store in a cool dry place.

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Gel like consistency.

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Thick layer applied over face.

The Tata Harper resurfacing mask is 81% organic, with 11 Active Ingredients. Some of the Active Ingredients in this product are:

Pink Clay: Reduces pore size,detoxifies and tones without stripping the skin

Beet extract: promotes hydration in the outer layers of the skin

White willow extract: gently exfoliates

Witch hazel: minimizes pores and reduces inflammation

and

Aloe vera: naturally stimulates healthy cell growth!

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This is my Before and After of the Tata Harper resurfacing mask. You can really see the instant gratification of the brighter smoother skin.

If you ever get the chance to try this product you will be surprised at the results considering it is all natural botanicals! It runs about $55 a jar and can be found at the Tata Harper website http://www.tataharperskincare.com or  at your local Space NK  or the Space NK website http://www.spacenk.com. If you go to a Space NK they will be able to provide you with a sample that way you can give it a try before purchasing!

Make your Monday not so Manic and try this resurfacing mask, the ingredients will not only provide you with brighter and softer skin, but the scent of the botanicals will soothe your soul like aromatherapy.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

VIB SEPHORA 15% CHIC WEEK HAUL

sephora free toteSo after I wrote my post this morning informing you guys of the VIB 15% off sale at Sephora I literally went into my nearest store. Although this awesome 15% promotion is ongoing though  Monday April 22,2013 I went in store today because the free Sephora tote for VIBS was valid only today and while supplies last. So I got it! That is the cute little tote on the left! It has the Black and white Stripes With a little rectangle in the middle of the bag that says “Sephora” with two black handles.

ImageInside the tote were a few samples, nothing crazy like a deluxe sample. Just simple little packet samples. They probably are random and vary per location. In my package I received too faced eyeshadow insurance which I will probably be able to get one use out of. The other samples I received are the Sephora Collections Super loaded age defy serum, the Sephora collection perfecting ultra smoothing primer and the Sephora age defy moisture cream spf 15. I am actually excited about trying these out because they get pretty good reviews on their website. The last 3 samples included Ole Henriksen sheer transformation which is an oil-free brightening moisturizer , Boscia Purifying cleansing gel and Versace Bright Crystal fragrance which is one of my favorite fragrances!

Now for my HAUL! There are a few things I always debate on and know I really want them but figured I’ll wait until I absolutely need them! I still don’t NEED them but at 15% why the heck not!

ImageMy first must have! GLAMGLOW Mud mask! Don’t you worry! I will be doing a review on this real soon! One of the best masks I have tried! Anyways this set retails at $69. So usually just the 1.2 oz itself cost $69 but you get the 1.2 oz of the super clearing mud mask and you get (2) 0.5 oz of the tingling and exfoliating mud mask. The best deal! And at 15% off you know I had to purchase it.

 

 

 

 

 

The other 3 items I got today were just some items that have either been sold out for a while or on sale. So when I ran across them I figured might as well get them while they are 15% off. I have this really weird mentality if its there at the time and i’ve been searching for it then it was meant for me to have it! So these are my meant to be’s!

Gluttony.

katvond foil lipstick

KAT VON D Foil Lipstick in “OH MY GOTH” on sale for $8 plus an additional 15% off.

nails inc leather effect boho

NAILS INC Leather Effect Nail Polish in Black- NOHO

This and the Red one are allllwwaays sold out!  Happy to get my hands on it.

and lastly,

naked basics palette

 

URBAN DECAY NAKED BASICS PALETTE

a nice neutral matte must have palette in anyones makeup kit!

 

Hope you enjoyed my haul from Sephora! Now all you VIB and Beauty Insiders go out there and enjoy your 15% off you have 11 days!

11 days to make an excuse to buy all types of things you do not need but at 15% off you have to HAVE!

 

I am Glam.

I am Gluttony.

 

Manic Monday Mask Review: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

Everyone dreads Mondays for the most part right? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that says ” I looove Mondays!” haha. So after a long work day why not go home and pamper yourself with a mini facial? I’ve passed up trying this mask a few times because it calls for a 20 minute wear time. For most of us twenty minutes is a long time, there is usually not enough time in the day to complete everything you put on your “to do list”.  And sitting around for 20 minutes for your mask to dry is usually not one of the things on your list!

On a Monday after work this forces you to sit down and relax and do absolutely nothing, well maybe you can start prepping dinner or read your mail. For one, it is a peel off mask, for it to peel off correctly it needs to be completely dry. Secondly, it is extremely black, so you won’t be outside small talking your neighbor.

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The Manic Monday mask of choice is the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask. It runs about $34 for a 2.8 oz size.  Best of all its for ALL SKIN TYPES : Normal, Oily, dry, Problematic. This mask was designed to detoxify, purify and brighten the skin. Because its packed with all these amazing things once the mask is removed its duties are to minimize the appearance of pores, firm the face, exfoliate, removes excess oil, and reduces inflammation.

It is packed with all the right things to get your skin glowing

Vitamin C: helps with brightening, minimize hyper-pigmentation caused by sun damage, fighting free radicals, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Witch Hazel- A natural antiseptic that tightens the skin and works as an anti-inflammatory.

Calcium Montmorillonite clay- discovered in France containing 67 minerals. removes toxins, oils and excess dirt from the skin. It also soothes and conditions the skin.

How to use:

* Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin.

*Avoid eye area, eyebrows, hairline and lips

* Leave on for 15-20 minutes or until completely dry

*Gently peel off mask from outer edges

*Rinse off any residue with warm water

* Follow with toner and moisturizer

* Use once or twice a week

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After trying this mask I was extremely impressed. My skin was definitely brighter and tighter after removal. The one thing I did not enjoy was the pain when peeling off the mask around my hairline, and around the peach fuzz that we do not usually see. Man did it hurt! But I admit, it was absolutely my fault. It clearly states in the instructions “AVOID eyebrows, hairline and lips” I also enjoyed the mask because my skin is slightly sensitive, there was not much redness or irritation , and best of all a few days later there was not any break out.

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If you are in the market for a mask that is going to bring that glow back into your skin, I would suggest trying this Boscia Luminizing Black Mask. If I could give it a rating out of 10 of doing what it says its going to do I would give it a 9. If you are worried about having sensitive skin and you don’t want to commit to a full size just yet.  Head over to a Sephora and ask for a sample to see how your skin will react to it.  It’s definitely worth a try.

Manic Mondays at the office will drive you crazy, but theres nothing better than going home and pampering yourself with a mini facial.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.