So I received a Klout Perk about a month ago from Freeman Beauty. The perk included three masks :

  1. Facial Peel Off Mask: Cucumber Peel
  2. Facial Polishing Mask: Charcoal and Black Sugar
  3. Facial Clay Mask: Avocado and Oatmeal

I was super excited to try these. I rarely use masks, but wanted to incorporate different types into my routine either weekly or bi-weekly, but definitely more than once every few  months like I have in the past.

So I will give a complete review of all three masks in this post

1. Facial Peel Off Mask: Cucumber Peel Product Description

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A super-cooling, skin-quenching mask that gently peels away impurities that can cause skin to be rough and dull. Contains Cucumber Extract and Aloe to soothe while moisturizing, ensuring skin feels soft and silky-smooth after every use. Perfect for normal to combination skin.

Directions: Apply evenly to face, avoiding eye area. Leave on 5-10 minutes or until dry. Gently peel off mask. Rinse with warm water.

My Thoughts

This mask was so much fun to use. It reminded me of when I was younger and used to put glue on my hands and peel off the glue. Anyway….After I used this mask my skin was looked brighter and felt very smooth. The cold weather has taken a toll on my skin, so after I used this I was pleased with the results. My skin was no longer dry and dull. The cool gel was a nice feeling and it was very soothing. On a scale of I would give this mask 3.5-4. It was a little painful pulling the mask off around my nose and the smell was quite strong, but those were my only complaints. I would purchase this product in the future.

2. Facial Polishing Mask: Charcoal and Black Sugar Description

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Pollution…debris…it’s a wonder skin can breathe! This unique mask and scrub works double time to detox skin. First, naturally purifying Activated Charcoal helps absorb oil and impurities without over-drying. The, Black Sugar helps exfoliate away dulling skin cells for softness and clarity. Perfect for all skin types.

Directions: Apply mask to face and neck, avoiding contact with eyes. Leave on for 5 to 7 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Use 2 times a week or as often as needed

My Thoughts

This had to be my favorite mask out of all three. I was very pleased with my results. First I was excited to try a charcoal mask. I’m a sucker for a good exfoliator and this was the perfect product. Not only did it my skin feel soft after use, my skin was noticeably brighter. It did not dry like a normal mask, so I would call this more of a scrub. I would use this every few days (3-4) if I were to include this in my routine. On a scale of I would give this product a 5. It was a great exfoliator, has a great smell, and it did not leave my skin feeling dry. The results were great and I will be purchasing this.

3. Facial Clay Mask: Avocado and Oatmeal Description

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Nourish and purify with one amazing mask! Rich clays dive deep to purge dirt and oils from pores. Nutrient-rich Vitamin E, Avocado and Oatmeal moisturize for lasting skin softness. Skin looks and feels squeaky clean and is soft to the touch. Perfect for normal to combination skin.

Directions: Apply mask to face and neck, avoiding contact with eyes. Let dry and rinse with warm water. Use two times a week or as often as needed.

My Thoughts

This was my least favorite out of all of the masks. I was excited to try this one because I love avocado lol. I love to eat avocados and use avocados in masks for my hair. So I thought it should me good for my face, but I was wrong. Once the mask started to dry it became extremely tight and I started to feel a tingle and a slight warm sensation, which was not pleasant. I left the mask on for about 5 minutes and then rinsed. I had to immediately put on moisturizer because my face felt dry. I did not have this feeling with the other mask. On a scale of 5 I would give this product a 2. This is the only one that I would not purchase.

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Disclosure: The masks were provided by Klout as a perk for my level of influence in social media. All of the thoughts in this post are my honest feelings about the product.

*Sigh* Later on this week the weather won’t get out of the 50s. That means it is really time to prep for the chilly weather that we will have for the next five months (March is never warm enough for me). Here are a few tips that I will follow to make sure that my skin is soft and supple during the chilly months.

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  1. Purchase heavy lotions like Eucerin or cremes like NIVEA Creme. Creams and heavy lotion provide more moisture and better protection to prevent your skin from feeling and looking dry
  2. Use a hydrating soap or bodywash. When it says hydrating it’s adding more moisture. I like to apply a body oil right after while my skin is still damp to seal in my moisture then apply my creme/heavy lotion.
  3. Take care of your hands and nails. My mother always remind me that I have my father’s hands, meaning old and dried up, and she is right. I have to always moisturize my hands, and not only after my hands have been in water. Also, don’t forget about your nails. Not only will your hands get dry, but so will your nail bed and cuticles. So invest in a good cuticle oil.
  4. Don’t forget the sunscreen! The sun doesn’t stop shining in the fall and winter.
  5. Use a lip scrub and moisturizing lip balm frequently. I like the Mary Kay Satin Lips mask as my scrub. I have been using all NIVEA lip care products and I really love the lip butters because they are super moisturizing and leave my lips feeling so soft.
  6. Assess your facial cleansers and moisturizers. I change my moisturizers pretty frequently (every 3-4 months usually) because my face seems to get tired if I use the same products over and over. Now that it is getting cooler, I need a heavier moisturizer that won’t clog my pores, but won’t have my skin looking or feeling dry either. Also invest in hydrating masks as well to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh and vibrant.

What’s your routine when the weather changes?

 

Hello my loves,

It is official, SUMMER is now over and so we must change our skincare routine accordingly. During the summer my skin care routine is very minimal because like most people I sweat. If I put on too much lotion or a heavy lotion it will be dripping down my back as soon as I step outside (I hope that wasn’t too graphic). So I used a light weight lotion from NIVEA (Smooth Sensation) to keep my skin moisturized in addition to some SPF.

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So NIVEA’s has revamped their brand and bottle to give their customers 25% more lotion in a sleek new bottle and I had the privilege of attending the event! Throughout the event they had “25% more” of everything especially with their cocktails. They added a pineapple ice cube to add 25% more flavor to the drinks.

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We heard a presentation from NIVEA reps and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch. Take a look at a few pics from the event and my outfit of the day.

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We learned about their newest products and customer favorites. We were able to sample everything and then take a few of the products home. This fall I will definitely be using the NIVEA cremes (the original formula is 100 years old), the NIVEA Soft, and NIVEA Body Souffle for irresistibly soft skin.

WHAT I WORE

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I came straight to the event from work and totally forgot that NIVEA’s color was blue. When I arrived and saw all of the blue I was like ok I might as well work for them since I use all of their products anyway lol. Anyway my outfit details are simple everything except the shoes is from New York and Company. They were having a crazy sale and I had about $75 in City Cash and so I went crazy. I updated my work wardrobe something serious for this fall. I loved the crop pants! They go perfect with my ankle tie front heels that I bought about 3 years ago from Payless (Yes they were from Payless and they are still going strong). I was never a fan of button up blouses until I tried this particular shirt on. It has ruching on the sides and back to give it a snug fit without being tight.

Oh and let’s talk about this hair of mine. A few weeks ago I went to get a blowout from the Dominican Hair Salon and the weather was just not cooperating. Since I’m transitioning to texlaxed hair, it does it’s on thing. I love the fullness of my hair and the slight curl that I have. I’m trying to use as little heat as possible so at night after I moisturize and seal my hair I put about five rods in it and wake up in the morning take the rods out and wrap my hair then take it down right before I leave for work. I am definitely loving all of the body!

We’re only four days away from one of the summer’s biggest music festivals! I haven’t started packing for my little Philly weekend getaway because I’m making sure I have everything I need to “Survive Made in America.” Thousands of people are going to be in attendance and there are strict rules. Once you are in the festival you stay in until you are ready to leave because there is no re-entry. So I’ve come up with this little survival guide to get you through the two-day festival.

The website specifies what you cannot bring

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Illegal or Illicit substances of any kind
  • Outside food & drink (except your factory sealed water)
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
  • Chairs
  • Glass containers
  • Skateboards, motorized vehicles or Scooters
  • Coolers
  • Professional recording devices or cameras (no-detachable lenses or tripods or other commercial uses)
  • Glowsticks
  • Laser Pointers
  • Items to obstruct other fan’s views (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc)

Here is what you can bring

  • Blankets, towels
  • Umbrellas (small hand held only)
  • Factory sealed water bottle (1 per person up to 1 liter)
  • Empty water containers, empty Camelbacks
  • Non-professional cameras, flip-cams
  • Non framed backpacks and bags (subject to search)
  • Encouraged items: sunscreen, sunglasses, government issued ID, cash/debit card.
Remember to stay hydrated! Water is key especially in the heat and if you consume alcoholic beverages.

Remember to stay hydrated! Water is key especially in the heat and if you consume alcoholic beverages.

Her Goody Bag Survival Kit

It seems like a lot but all of these items can fit in a regular size cross body bag. So what would you include in your survival kit?

Still need ideas on what to wear? Check out our style guide for the festival

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway! We had over 1,000 entries and you can look forward to more giveaways with Nivea.

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