Review, Skincare

Review-Garnier SkinActive Black Peel-Off Mask

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Today I’m stepping back from makeup reviews and I’m going to tell you my experience with a Peel-Off Mask with charcoal from Garnier. It’s targeted for all skin types, has no parabens, oil or silicones. The claims are:

Visibly removes deep pore impurities and reduces the appearance of pore size to reveal a fresh, healthy-looking complexion.

I’ve used it four times already and I must say it hasn’t impressed me. The instructions say to “apply a thick, opaque layer” which takes more than 20 minutes to dry entirely. When it’s finally dry, I don’t get visibly pore size reduction.

Every time I’ve used this mask, my eyes get a little irritated when applying but stops quickly after finishing application. It feels kind of cooling while drying, it doesn’t hurt when taking off (unless it catches a hair) and the face feels soft but tight afterwards.

I will continue to use it but right now I feel like nose strips work so much better to remove impurities (at least for me). Maybe the mask is more of a gradual result rather than immediate. Will keep you updated.

Thanks for reading! Let me know what’s your favorite face mask.

Ipsy, Makeup, Skincare

Ipsy Glam Bag-January 2019

Hi guys! Welcome back to another very late Ipsy Glam Bag review, this time for the month of January. Ipsy is a $10 monthly subscription of 5 beauty samples (makeup, hair & skin care) inside a cute makeup bag. January’s bag was a striped white & baby blue fabric with bright pink zipper detailing. Now let me tell you what products I got for this month and what I think of them.

*FYI my February bag arrived yesterday, so go to my YouTube channel to see what I got.*

The first product was the Skin Balancing Mask from Goldfaden MD. It’s a clear, gel-like mask that leaves the face feeling soft. But I’ve only used it once because of the weird scent it has. To me, it stinks quite strongly even though it doesn’t linger after removing it.

Next, there was a flat foundation brush from Billion Dollars Brows. This brush is soft and quite nice. As most flat brushes do, it leaves bristle marks on my face. So I’m thinking of using it for mask application instead.

To go with the flat brush, I got the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 in the shade medium sand. I’m still not sure whether I like it or not. It sits kind of weird on my skin, it has clumped around my nostrils and broke down as the day goes on. Maybe it had something to do with the products under the foundation, haven’t figured that out. So I’m going to say it’s a miss but I’m willing to keep trying it out.

Another month, another blush…This time I got the Alternative Rock Vol. 2 Blush/Shadow from TheBalm Cosmetics in the shade Bare Minium. The colors is kind of pink, as every blush I’ve received from Ipsy lately. But it has a nice sheen, it’s extremely pigmented (a little goes a long way) and it stays on all day long.

The last product is a lipgloss from the brand Fluide in the shade Elsewhere. It’s basically a transparent gloss with a blue hue. It has a nice consistency, it’s not sticky and the durability is like any other gloss.

Well, that’s everything I got in January’s Ipsy Glam Bag and I’m excited for February’s bag (it’s finally here!).

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Recent Purchases

Hi guys! I’m back with a post about the purchases I’ve made in the past weeks.  First, I want to share with you my new adventure (if it can be called that way).  I’m now having a YouTube channel (which is in Spanish but I put English subtitles) where I will be sharing makeup, beading and life-related stuff.  So if you can’t wait for me to try the products in this post, go to YouTube on Friday and watch me try a few of these products on my face.  Now back to the post!

I bought makeup and a few makeup tools. Here I’ll just tell you what I bought, my thoughts on the products will come later (when I give them a fair shot).  So let’s get started.

For the Charlotte Russe makeup, I bought a Lid Love Eyeshadow Stick in Violet Smoke and a Velvet Lip Dip Matte Liquid Lipstick in Fearless (both are a purple shade).

Then I made a Colourpop order to try a few things.  Got a Creme Gel Liner in the shade Show Me, a Brow Boss pencil in Dark Brown, and a Super Shock Highlighter in Flexitarian.  The whole idea of the order was to get the new BFF Mascaras, so I got two: Black on Black and Blue Ya Mind.  Because I purchased two mascaras, I got a deluxe sample of Fourth Ray’s Come Clean Cleansing Duo.

I went to a beauty supply and bought three products for which I couldn’t find links for these products (sorry).  The sponge is from the brand Lukasi, and it already ripped in the middle when I was washing it.  An eye brush (kind of pencil brush) from the brand FakeFace Cosmetics, and a s.f.r. color eyeshadow palette with 6 shimmer shades.

Sorry for the dirty brush and stained sponge

Then I went to Walgreens to get a moisturizer because I’m running low on my current one.  But as everytime I go there, I got out with a lot more stuff.  From Garnier SkinActive, I got the Moisture Bomb Antioxidant Moisturizer.  Bought some face masks from Neutrogena, Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel mask (sheet mask) and the Deep Clean Purifying wash-off clay mask.  Got the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation in the shade Medium Buff and a Walgreens Beauty Charcoal Infused sponge.  Finally got my hands on the new Maybelline Snapscara in Pitch Black, but also got two Wet ‘n Wild mascaras: Mega Volume waterproof in Very Black and MegaSlim Skinny waterproof in Black.

So that was everything I have bought in the past weeks, will definitely keep you updated on my thoughts in next posts.  Don’t forget to comment and share with your frineds, support is appreciated.