I have recently gotten back into using face masks or masques as they are sometimes called. The most recent purchase is the Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut mask.
It is supposed to be very hydrating due to the fact that coconut is very hydrating.
I washed my face and opened the packet to get read. The first thing I noticed is that the package is easy to open. This is not a big deal but when you look at some other products that are very difficult to open you will realize the importance of an easy to use package.
The scent is a bit mild but I did think that it smelled slightly plasticky and a little bit fake. I know it is supposed to be a creamy version of the coconut but I thought it smelled a little bit artificial.
The product itself is easy to apply and it spreads evenly and thoroughly. The one thing I must note...is that like many other face masks I think the amount in the package is too much for one face but not enough for two applications.
I left it on for the suggested 10 minutes and noticed that about a minute in the product began to tingle. The tingling stopped after a few seconds so I was no longer worried about a bad reaction.
Like all the other mud or clay masks the product did begin to tighten a bit as it dried so make sure not to get it too close to your eyes or mouth. I washed it off with warm water and it rinses easily but does have a very slightly oily feel when first coming off.
Then, just to see the effects of the mask I went to bed without applying any other moisturizer to my face.....except for the Olay Regenerist on my eye area and just around the mouth as I always do.
You can get the mask at many beauty supply or even regular stores or you can also order it online. If you use the image in this post you can go directly to Amazon and buy using my affiliate link and I will earn a referral bonus!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
It is time for another shopping haul post. My shopping hauls are few and far between most of the time and since I do not have a big budget they will usually feature only one item at a time.
The item for today is a peach blouse with very short sleeves. In fact the sleeves are so short that I will most likely use this only as the bottom layer of an outfit with some sort of sweater or blazer over it. I love the peach color and it is truly a rich, juicy hue.
I can pair it with a black and white hounds tooth blazer for the days I want to look more polished...or with a black waterfall sweater for a more casual look.
I have a few other ideas of how to wear this blouse and I think it will work well both for the winter and the warmer months.
The front is a sort of lightweight mesh and the back is of a sheer material. It has a slight hi-lo cut but not in a very obvious manner, which makes it more classic than trendy.
I bought this piece on sale and think it will go a long way as a wardrobe staple in the future.
Monday, December 22, 2014
I have been reflecting on some things in my life and realized that I have kept hold of some things that I do not truly need in my life. This includes not only material things, but also emotions, and people!
I have decided that 2015 will be my Love it or Leave it year.
This means if I do not really truly LOVE something, someone, or some emotion connected to one of those then I will simply LEAVE it behind.
In order to make the transition I think I need to begin right now. This means starting with simple things like cleaning out the closet. I have held on to some clothes that I do not really LOVE because I feel like I need them. This was mostly because I did not have the money to buy new clothes at the level that I would like.
Some of these clothes are simply unflattering or some may even have small imperfections that I really need to just let go of. I am going to begin by throwing away one item for every new item that I have bought.
Some of the clothes have other issues. You all know that I sweat a lot and because of this I have seen some small sweat stains on some shirts. I have tried MANY things to get rid of them but nothing is working.
As for getting rid of people...there have been a few toxic people in my life recently that just need to go. There is one girl in particular who pretends to be my friend when she needs something but then is very unavailable when I am the one in need.
I will have to stop going out of my way to do things for her out of the belief that she really can be a friend. I have to come to terms with the fact that she is using me and since I don't LOVE that relationship I will simply LEAVE it.
I recently bought three new shirts so I need to get rid of three now!!!
I am working on getting a few more things in my life to where they truly bring me joy and I will update you as things fall into place.
What changes are you making for the new year?
Thursday, December 18, 2014
I don't normally do this but I figure I can do a shopping haul like I see the vloggers doing. I will not do a vlog but just a normal blog post on what I bought.
I got a fabulous striped tunic that is is lightweight enough to wear during the warm months, but can be paired with something under for the colder months as well.
This blouse is a lovely striped blend featuring a deep purple, white, orange, and maroon. It has long sleeves which can rolled up with a tab, as you can see by the way the sleeves bunch up a bit. The bunched part is where the tab pulls it up..I just have not rolled the sleeves to properly fit.
The v-neck is not very low so it does not bare too much cleavage. I always wear a cami under my tops so I will wear one with this as well.
The blouse is long enough that it falls below my hips....making it perfect to pair with even skinny jeans. The length is perfect as it covers the hips and butt, so I don't feel too self-conscious.
It cost $19.95 and I think it is a great addition to my wardrobe, especially for the upcoming semester.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Here at this blog I not only write about what other beauty bloggers consider beautiful...but I also take a different approach.
I write about everything that I find beautiful...not just make up or skin care. Today I want to take a look at Pens.
I got one of these pens in purple as a gift and fell so deeply in love that I just had to try out other colors.
These are the smoothest writing pens I have used in a looooong time...apart from fountain pens but without the mess. I loved them so much I ordered in sky blue, green, and pink because I do a lot of writing.
The pens are smooth and the color is vibrant and they make my notes look absolutely gorgeous...which makes studying a lot more pleasant.
If you wish to order these pens you can get them directly from Amazon..or you can use the image above to order and I will get a referral since you go through my portal.
In any case if you love colored ink these would make a great addition to your writing stash and can also be given as a gift.