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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

This post contains affiliate links, this just means if you snag a deal through my link it will send some spare change my way to help keep this slice of the internet up and running.     Hi there!   This adorable little guy is […]

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 days, I’m too excited about this face mask!


This is the Sugar Kitten Holographic Peel-Off Mask from I Dew Care. It’s an iridescent rosy lavender hydrating peel off mask. It has a lovely delicate rose scent and shifts from light pink to lavender.


From the brand:

A holographic peel-off mask infused with ruby powder, pearl powder, rose water, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and revitalize dry skin for that dewy-looking, post-facial glow.

 

 

It was impossible to do this mask justice in photos, iridescent finishes are so difficult to capture! You would think all my nail art photography would have given me enough practice….

 

My skin felt softer and hydrated after peeling this off. It has quickly risen to the top of my mask routine. I think the mask looked cooler after peeling it off though, to be honest! This retails for $23.00, which is a bit pricier than what I usually spring for, but I think it’s well worth the money!
It does look a bit like I just finished scalping an alien though, haha.

What’s your favorite kind of face mask? I’d love to know!

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

  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 […]

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 was seduced by the huge selection of earth tones. This is the Mixed Metals collection, it has 10 lustre shades and 2 shimmery matte tones.

Starting from top to bottom I swatched: Fiery Copper, Foiled Magenta, Gold Metal and Metallic Mink.

These have higher color payoff than say a Wet N Wild palette, but the level of pigmentation leaves something to be desired. I had to go in with my brush two or three times on each shade to get enough color.

These shades look vastly different once outside the palette, but are still gorgeous! I created the look below using only this palette, it lasted for 8+ hours without creasing, and these apply very smoothly with almost zero fallout.

Have you tried this brand before? What’s your favorite product?

Wilhelm Portland Mausoleum

Hello there!I spent this Memorial Day weekend wandering the halls of the Wilhelm Mausoleum located in Portland, OR.The building is only open to the public once a year on Memorial Day. I missed my chance last year since I vacationing in Hawaii, I’m very glad I didn’t […]

Is Dollar Shave Club worth the money or is it just hoopla?

Is Dollar Shave Club worth the money or is it just hoopla?

  Hi there! I’ve vowed to stop wasting money on expensive razors exclusively marketed toward women that don’t last and single-use disposables that feel terrible and wreak havoc on my poor skin. Summer is rolling around, and with summer comes the inevitable trips to the beach […]

Masqueology Hyaluronic Rubber Peel Off Mask

Hello Lovelies!

I splurged and snagged a few beauty goodies at the store the other day; the first one I tried out of the batch is a Masqueology Hylaronic Modeling Peel Off Mask.

The package is actually built to expand into a “cup” once you rip it open, and then hiding inside the pouch is a measuring cup for water plus a mixing spatula. It seemed like waaaay too much product for one round of face mask pampering so I did not follow the suggested route; I dumped half of the powder into a mixing bowl and cut the recipe in half.

It seems like mixing this up inside such a skinny pouch would be a pain in the neck. Even if you are planning on using the whole thing in one pop, I still think you’d be better off using a separate bowl.

The mixture started to set almost immediately after incorporating the water, I had to move pretty quickly to get it satisfactorily smeared on my face before it became rubbery. I ended up looking like a smurf dipped in melted chocolate, but it was worth it in my book!

This is by no means moisturizing like the packaging claims, but it seemed to tighten my pores nicely without leaving my skin feeling like a desert. I hate the tight dusty feeling most mud masks leave behind. I snagged this at Walmart for $2.50, and considering I’ll get two masks out of one package that’s a great deal!

Do you have a go-to face mask? Mud, peel off, or moisturizing? I’d love to hear down in the comments!

Thoughts on Lush Metamorphosis

Hello Lovelies! I want to share some of my thoughts on my latest bath bomb experiment, today I’m trying the Lush Metamorphosis bath bomb! I’ve also included a short video demo so you can see the bomb in action. I’m terrible at describing scents, so I’m […]