a geeky nail artist with a crafting streak and an obsession with all things beauty

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Wet and Wild On Edge Creme Eyeliner Review

Wet and Wild On Edge Creme Eyeliner Review

  Hi there!   It took me years to finally settle on a go-to eyeliner; my ultimate holy grail was Hard Candy Walk The Line in Asphalt.  My trusty tube had weathered through dozens of my signature cat eye look, but unfortunately, my tube gave up the […]

Lazy & Easy Gudetama Peeling Face Mask

Lazy & Easy Gudetama Peeling Face Mask

  Hi there! I’ve once again fallen prey to cute packaging, but I think I’ve found a real gem here! This is the Lazy & Easy Gudetama Peeling Mask. It’s from the Korean beauty brand Holika Holika. Sanrio collaborated with Holika Holika to create an entire Gudetama inspired beauty […]

Magnetic Face Mask by Youthful Naturals

Magnetic Face Mask by Youthful Naturals

Magnetic Face Mask

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Hi there!

I missed out on trying a magnetic face mask during the initial craze that dominated our Instagram feeds a year or two ago, and to be honest, I had forgotten that they even existed!

A few weeks back, I had a video appear on my feed showing one of these nifty masks in action which made me curious to see if the price has gone down along with the popularity. I found a mask by Youthful Naturals on Amazon for under $15.00 which seemed like a good deal. I remember seeing $40.00+ masks for sale when these first started becoming available.

The packaging setup was surprisingly lush, the mask was cushioned in custom formed velvet encased foam. You won’t ever have to worry about damage in transit with this company!

Magnetic Face Mask

Trying Out The Mask

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of having a magnet pull this mud mask off of your skin, the closest I think of is when you have the hair on the back of your arm stand up from static electricity.

The pull of the magnet is strong enough that if you don’t cover it with plastic before use you’ll be in for some trouble when you get around to cleaning the mask off. I used a tiny bit of plastic wrap to cover the magnet to make clean up easier.

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Removing The Mask

After removing the magnetic portion of this formula, there was still a scant portion of product left. A quick rinse took care of the leftovers and left my skin feeling incredibly soft and moisturized.

And hey, this is a great opportunity to transform your beauty routine into a mini science project for the kiddos! You can take some time for self-care, and they get to see magnetism in action!

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Have you ever tried a magnetic face mask? What did you think?

8 Fictional Characters That Give Me Serious Nail Envy

8 Fictional Characters That Give Me Serious Nail Envy

Hey there ~   While watching tv and movies my eyes are always immediately drawn to nail art. I saw Alice Through The Looking Glass back when it was in theaters and I loved the white queen’s black chevron tips. Nail art is becoming increasingly popular […]

The best method to grow long nails (and not break them!)

The best method to grow long nails (and not break them!)

Hi there! I’ve always preferred wearing long natural nails instead of artificial acrylics. I would worry about the set growing out and going in for constant fills would drive me mad, so I’ve picked up quite a few tips and tricks for growing long durable […]

TonyMoly Tako Pore Blackhead Scrub Stick Review

TonyMoly Tako Pore Blackhead Scrub Stick Review

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Hi there!

 

This adorable little guy is the Tako Pore Blackhead Scrub Stick from the Korean beauty brand TonyMoly. To be totally honest, I purely bought this for the cute octopus packaging, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I love the product!

 

From the brand:

 Extract blackheads and whiteheads with our adorable, speedy scrub stick! Formulated with cellulose beads, the black mud balm effectively removes excess sebum and gently exfoliates pores to pull out blackheads, whiteheads, and other skin impurities so skin looks and feels cleaner, smoother, and more refined.
I bought this in person at my local Ulta for $12.50, but TonyMoly also has this listed for the same price on Amazon w/free shipping and their own website with free shipping on orders over $50.
 
I had to rub this on the back of my hand a few times to expose the gritty beads before using it for the first time. I used it on my T-zone a few nights over the week, it’s left my skin noticeably clearer and softer after just a few days! It has a faint charcoal scent and rinses off easily once you’re done scrubbing.
 
I do wish it was loaded with more product, there are only ten grams for $12.50; there’s not much bang for your buck going on here. On the other hand, the stick hasn’t visibly worn down after 5+ uses, I’ll be sure to add an update to let you know how it’s looking once we’re farther down the road!
 
I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Holographic Peel-Off Mask Review

I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Holographic Peel-Off Mask Review

Hi there! I had a stroll through Ulta last weekend while the BF was looking over PS4 accessories in the strip mall downtown; I somehow managed to make my way home with only two goodies!  I’ll let in you on the second item in a few […]

How to DIY LUSH Big Shampoo

How to DIY LUSH Big Shampoo

Hey there! I’ve started a new habit of thoroughly checking out the ingredients of all beauty products before I hand over my wallet. The number one reason is to see if the price is sensible compared to the ingredients; and number two, to see if […]

Lush Pearl Massage Bar & Montalbano Shampoo Bar

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Hi there!
 
If you’ve been reading this site for a hot minute, you would know I have an *cough un-healthy cough* addiction to Lush.
 
These are the two latest products to seduce their way home with me; a Pearl Massage Bar and the Montalbano Shampoo Bar.
This is the second shampoo bar I’ve tried, and although it’s been over three years since the last bar so my memories are a tad fuzzy, the Montalbano has left an awesome impression compared to what I remember of Jason & the Argan Oil.
I was tentative to buy another bar because the last one was very difficult to lather up which caused it to crumble apart quickly. Montalbano lathers quickly into a rich foam and I’m in love with the lemony scent, citrus is my weakness when it comes to bath and body products. It also has tiny slices of dried lemon suspended in the soap which are a cute touch.
massage bar

Pearl is a cocoa/shea butter massage bar with tapioca and sago bubbles suspended in the mix to provide some friction.

Inspired by bubble tea, this Rose Jam-scented bar will make you feel and smell great. Got sore spots? Not for long! We make this one with tapioca and sago bubbles to knead out muscle tension and help you feel relaxed. Argan and rose oils blend together and melt directly onto your skin to nourish and soothe skin and leave it smelling sweet, fruity and floral. It’s oh-so-good for tired and weary minds and bodies.

The scent of this bar is heavenly, it rode home in my purse and now everything smells of rose~ The “bubbles” are definitely on the scratchy side, if I’m very gentle while rubbing the bar they’re bearable, but I tend to use the reverse side to avoid them.


Besides the rough bubbles, I adore this massage bar. I’m strongly considering re-purchasing it once I run out!


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Have you tried a shampoo bar before? What did you think of it?

Pixi by Petra Mixed Metals Palette

 Hello Lovelies!It’s been a hot minute since I’ve treated myself to a new eyeshadow palette, and since the great makeup purge of last month, my eyeshadow stash is looking quite thin.I spotted this palette from Pixi by Petra at Target a few weeks ago and […]