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.

We all know and love Rihanna for her style as well as her music. She is a modern day fashion icon who can probably make a garbage bag look like a million bucks. She is innovative and a trendsetter. She is not afraid of taking risks and going against the grain. So when she revealed she was doing a collaboration line River Island people thought that their fashion prayers have been answered. Rihanna will be one of the few entertainers, besides Jessica Simpson and Gwen Stefani, to get it right.

A few of our favorite looks from Rihanna

A few of our favorite looks from Rihanna

Her collection Rihanna for River Island had the social media world buzzing for days. Many critics slammed Rihanna’s collection. The title of the Daily Beasts post is “The Horror! The Horror! Rihanna’s Porny Debut at #LFW” Now I think the journalist Tom Sykes took his critique to the extreme, but it is his critique and he has a right to his opinion.

Here are the full images of the collection via River Island 

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My Thoughts

I was pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of the line. It does consist of a lot of basics that I can get at Forever 21 or American Apparel. I was hoping her collection would be more fashion forward and trend setting. I think that for the target population and #RihannaNavy they will eat this up, but I wanted more. This collection is a reflection of Rihanna’s style, past and present, and when it comes to debuting collections it should not just be a replica of what you have worn or are currently wearing. It should showcase where you want to take your style.

Rihanna is known for her high splits, crop tops, and some what grungy style. She is also known for adding a feminine touch with lady like skirts and floral prints.   This is what was showcased in the collection. There wasn’t anything refreshing, but I would not go as far as the Daily Beast by calling it hideous, slutty, and porny. It does push the envelope when it comes to baring skin like mixing the bra and a pencil skirt, the net/mesh dress, and sheer material. I can say that her collection is actually a collection because it is cohesive, unlike Kanye West’s first collection, but the best way that I can describe it is Basic Rihanna.

A few of the pieces that I do love are the floral print bralet top with the floral print shorts, the floral print cropped pants, the skater skirt, the striped shorts and blaze, and also the hooded over-sized jumpsuit. I wouldn’t call the collection a total miss but if you want to look like Rihanna on March 5th your wishes will be granted. I just hope that for those who do purchase items from this collection are fit! I did not say skinny, I personally think the models here are a little too thin and the clothes would be more flattering if the models were a bit bigger, but you can be a size 14 and fit. I’m talking Ciara Abs, J. Lo thighs, Angela Bassett or Halle Berry arms, Beyonce legs or Kelly Rowland’s everything, you get my drift right lol.

I’m sure this won’t be Rihanna’s last collection so we will see what she brings to the table next season.

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What are your thoughts on the collection?

Hey Guys,

It’s been a little over a month since I have been using the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light. When I first started using this device  (click here for the post) I stated that I wanted a clearer complexion, more even skin tone, and for my spurts of breakouts to end. I must say so far so good. I used to get little breakouts do to a change in my hormones as well as reasons I cannot explain. Since I have been using the device my breakouts have decreased significantly. When I did have a few flare ups, I used the device longer on the specific areas and my acne would go away faster. I must note that this device is for people with moderate acne. As far as keeping up with my regimen, during the week I use it at night only and during the weekends I use it in the morning for 2.5 minutes and in the evening for 2.5 minutes.

Here are a few photos of what my skin looks like now.

Clear skin minus a few bumps

No makeup on in any of the photos, just moisturizer. My skin is now clearer and my skin tone seems to be more even and smooth.

Anyone that knows me, or knows me well will tell you that I am addicted to Carmex. I have one in my purse, on my night stand, in my car, and also in my desk. Where ever I am, you will fine Carmy. Well lately, I’ve been having a love/hate relationship with Carmy. I found myself using my Carmex very frequently, like multiple times within one hour. I don’t think any chapstick should  be used that frequently, your lips should not use moisture that quickly. Well I received in my ‘goody bag’ from Shecky’s NIVEA’s new product “A Kiss of Milk & Honey.” I was hesitant to try it out, but I must say I was impressed.

A Kiss of Milk & Honey Soothing Lip Care that boost’s the lips natural defense

“Let y our lips look and feel soft and smooth to make every kiss memorable. NIVEA Lip Care gives you beautiful lips that are ready to kiss and be kissed. NIVEA Lip Care products are formulated to provide hours of moistruization, so you are always ready to let a great kiss happen. NIVEA A Kiss of Milk & Honey uses nature’s best remedies to pamper and boost the natural defenses of your lips”

  • Natural milk protein and rich golden honey formula helps strengthen lips’ resistance to stay well hydrated and healthy looking
  • Seals in moisture
  • Intensively moisturizes so lips can stay healthy and hydrated

Directions: Apply to lips as needed

My Thoughts

At first I was a little skeptical because I have tried NIVEA’s lip products before, but I was completely sold on Carmex. The Milk and Honey lip balm goes on very smoothly. It gives your lips a nice coating that lasts for a very long time. I found myself reapplying  the Milk and Honey once every few hours. Your lips are left feeling very soft which is always a plus. The smell is a little different being that I am used to the cherry flavored smell from Carmex, but it is not unbearable. My main dislike is the packaging. I like to make sure my caps and tops are secure and I find the Milk and Honey’s cap is a little too loose. If you are looking for something to help soften your lips, this would be a great product, but if you are looking for something that helps repair extremely chapped lips, you may want something medicated.

On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate this product a 3.5

This product retails for $2.99 at Walgreens

I am pretty sure we have all spent countless dollars trying out the latest and “greatest” mascaras to create unbelievably dramatic lashes. Your search may end here with L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lash

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lash ™ Mascara features long and short nylon and rayon fibers, which is the same material used to make false lashes. With theses fibers the lashes appear fuller, longer, sculpted and curled.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara Features (source)
  • Dual-length fiber formula
  • Exclusive polymer adheres fiber to lashes
  • Botanical waxes prevent hardening, crumbling or flaking
  • Precision brush ensures optimal application
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

With just one coat I noticed the dramatic difference in my lashes. The length was incredible and they also appeared fuller. Two coats will provide you with a very dramatic look so I would use one coat for the day and two coats for nice. I wouldn’t use more than three coats. I also loved the packaging. The wand is slightly bent which allows you to get fuller coverage.

One thing that is great is that the formula can be used for those with sensitive eyes or if you wear contacts, which I do on a daily basis. Sometimes a lash may get in our eye and so this formula will not cause any irritation.

Look for this product in your local Walgreens, Walmart or on Amazon

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal Paris via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oreal Paris.