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.

Review, Skincare

Reseña-Garnier SkinActive Black Peel-Off Mask

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Hoy me voy a alejar de las reseñas de maquillaje y les estaré contando sobre mi experiencia con la Peel-Off Mask con carbón de Garnier. Está dirigida a todo tipo de piel, no contiene parabenos, siliconas o aceite. Dice que:

Elimina visiblemente las impurezas profundas de los poros y reduce la apariencia del tamaño de los poros para revelar un cutis fresco y saludable

He utilizado esta mascarilla alrededor de cuatro veces ya y debo decir que no me ha impresionado. Las instrucciones dice que se debe “aplicar una capa gruesa y opaca”, lo que tomas más de 20 minutos para secar completamente. Cuando por fin se seca, no veo una reducción visible del tamaño de los poros.

Cada vez que la uso, irrita mis ojos durante la aplicación pero al terminar de aplicar la mascarilla, termina la irritación. Mientras se está secando la piel se siente fría, no duele al quitarla (a menos que atrape un pelo) y la piel se siente suave luego.

Voy a continuar utilizándola pero pienso que las tiras nasales funcionan mucho mejor para remover impurezas. Tal vez la mascarilla da un resultado gradual y no inmediato. Los mantendré al tanto.

¡Gracias por leer! Cuéntenme, ¿cuál es su mascarilla favorita?

Makeup, Skincare

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.

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2018 Favorites-Makeup & Non-Makeup

Hi guys!  Welcome to the last blog post of the year (“Whaaat?”-minion voice).  It’s been a great year: I started this blog, obtained my Masters degree, and got a job at a retail store.  I don’t do New Year’s resolutions but feel free to share yours in the comment section. Now let’s talk about makeup and non-makeup favorites.

First, I discovered a face moisturizer that hydrates my skin without making me look like a grease ball and that will be Hydra Genius Daily Moisturizer for oily skin from L’oreal.  For taking my makeup off, I use a Micellar Foaming Cleanser for combination to oily skin, from Garnier Skin Active.  It takes all my makeup off, including waterproof mascara, without leaving my face feeling super dry.  As for my hair, I’ve been loving Herbal Essences Curl Defining mousse (strong hold) and discovered the amazingness of Aussie Kids Detangler in Bloomin’ Apple.  Smells good and incredibly helps with my knotty-curly hair.  Lastly for non-makeup products, I absolutely love ULTA Beauty’s Shadow Switching Pan for using the same eyeshadow brush repeatedly with different colors.

Now, I have a lot of favorites products in the makeup section (majority are drugstore/affordable).  Many of them, I’ve talked before so I’ll link the blog post.  For base products, the most I’ve been using are L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation in 104 Golden Beige (blog post), Covergirl Clean Matte bb cream in 520 Light (blog post), Colourpop’s No Filter Concealer in Light 16, Colourpop’s No Filter sheer pressed powder in Light (blog post), and Maybelline Master Fix loose powder in Translucent.  For bronzer I have two: Bettina Sun Splash Bronzing Powder in Light to Medium, and Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Deep Bronzer (blog post).  For blush I have: Maybelline Fit Me in 10 Buff, Lottie London Blush Crush in zac, and Morphe Blush in Spirit.  These two last blushes I got in my Ipsy bag.  Last face product is highlighter, Smashbox X Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette in Gold and Pearl, Wet ‘n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in 319B Blossom Glow (blog post), and Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette in 032 Solstice (blog post).

For the eyebrows I used mostly the NYC Browser Bush-On Brow Kit in 876 Brunette but because of some Ipsy bags, I found two brow pencils that I like.  The Arch Arrival Brow Definer in 02 Taupe Tom from Sugar, and Skone Brow Wand in Chocolate.  I also have two eyeshadow palettes that I’ve been using like crazy: Pérsona Identity palette and Maybelline Soda Pop palette (blog post).  Love the ULTA Beauty Gel Eye Liners in general, but I have four colors: Black Out, Black Brown, Olive, and Bronze.  The two mascaras I’ve been using throughout the year are L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof in Blackest Black, and Covergirl Flourish by Lash Blast in Very Black (blog post).  The last products are for the lips: Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks, Colourpop Lux Lipsticks, and L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Lipgloss.

These are all my favorite products for this year 2018. What products were your favorites through the year? Let’s talk in the comment section.