I’ve been crushing on skin care and face masks hard. Right now my face is all kinds of out of control, with I’ve-never-had-a-zit-there breakouts galore. Acne was never a problem for me growing up, so having to deal with it now is annoying as hell. I’m taking this as a cue to up my skin care routine and give my face the love and deep cleaning that it deserves.
Mask of Magnaminty: $12 at Lush Stores
It is very rare that I find myself by a Lush, and even more rare that I go in. I don’t have great luck with their products for some reason, but lately I’ve been more and more into experimenting with unfamiliar brands.
My problem with Lush has always been that I am so lazy when it comes to skin care. Please just give me something that fixes everything and takes 2 minutes so I can go to bed. Lush products seem to expire very quickly or require more maintenance to care for than I’m willing to do.
For example: Most of Lush’s face masks (that I saw anyway) are fancy fresh and expire in 3 weeks. I’m pretty sure they also need to be kept in the fridge, which means that I would never use them. I need my skin care products with me in the bathroom staring at me forcing me to use them when I’m feeling tired and lazy. First World Problems, I know.
Anyway - I knew I needed a face mask so I asked the sales lady for a one that isn’t high maintenance, and one that would help with my breakouts. She happily guided me to the Mask of Magnaminty.
I’ve already used it twice this week, but so far my skin hasn’t cleared up and my blackheads are still chillin out, bein rude. Each time I left the mask on for 10 minutes, hoping that using it for the maximum time would zap my problems away. While the minty tingle it gives during the application is exciting and all, I’m not sure it did any good. Also: the exfoliating beads/seeds in the mask itself kind of confuse me. Am I supposed to exfoliate and scrub while I apply the mask or while I’m washing it off? The sales lady said these seeds are from Japan, but didn’t elaborate on when the heck to use them. I should have asked. I feel like a fool.
I do, however, looooove how my skin feels after washing it off. Soft and smooth. Maybe my skin is just being stubborn, but after using the mask twice I honestly can’t say that this mask follows through on its promise to deep clean my pores.
Two out of Five stars: My pores were not deep cleaned, my breakouts are still around, but the mask did leave my skin feeling touchable and soft.
I’m a little disappointed in this mask, but I also feel like it might just be that my skin is in a full on rebellion and can’t be tamed. If anyone has any suggestions on face masks that could potentially rock my world, please let me know! Happy Monday!
If you know me, you know I love me some spectacles. I have astigmatism and while I usually wear contacts I definitely love my glasses. I’m in the market for a new pair but don’t really have the time to shop around for new ones - luckily Rivet and Sway provides three frames to try on at home for free! I love free everything, so clearly this was not the deal to miss.
I was actually surprised at how small the box was - I couldn’t believe everything fit in there so well. I thought I was going to have to sign for a package or something so I was very happy when the box fit perfectly into my mailbox. The box is also resealable - I get to use the same one to ship it back. Brilliant.
I was pleasantly surprised with the three I chose to try on. I like them all! Help me pick one!
Hungry Heart in Tortoise (my definite favorite):
Punchline in Neapolitan (super fun, but I probably wouldn’t wear them in real life):
Spitfire in Black Crystal (classic cat eye - a very similar frame to my sunglasses):
Help me pick a pair!
Glasses aside, we had such an eventful weekend. We threw our annual summer kick off party and got to see a lot of friends, old and new. I’m so thankful to everyone who came out from Long Island, Jersey, the city, and even Iowa to spend their evening with us. We had a roomie move out and another move in, enjoyed some margaritas, mourned the loss of some favorite characters in Game of Thrones, and had plenty of chips and salsa. Here’s hoping the rest of the week is just as fun!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Mike and I ate so much that I’m just waking up from my food coma. Since I gained 5 pounds from one meal I’ve decided to stay away from an outfit post. I think that’s best for everyone, you know?
On the rare days I don’t feel like applying my foundation, I reach for concealer. My all time favorite will always be Dior’s Skin Flash, but the price tag on that is so outrageous and it barely lasts two months. This Korres concealer isn’t entirely comparable due to it’s lack of "illuminating" properties, but it’s a concealer that works. It has a thicker consistency than I’m used to, but other than that it is smooth and long lasting.
I apply my concealer before I apply my foundation. Is that wrong? I feel like I read that was right in a Glamour magazine once, but since then it seems like everyone applies concealer after foundation. Anyway, here’s me in all my Easter makeup glory. The concealer is doing its job, concealing my dark circles and other imperfections.
It’s a nice concealer, but for $22 I feel like I could get a better bang for my buck. It works and all, but my Cover Girl $10 concealer is just as great at half the price. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts, but once it runs out I don’t think I’ll be purchasing this again.
Shopping Information: Korre’s Concealer - $22.00 on Sephora.com