Mask Monday: Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure

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Claims
–Eliminate impurities
–Instant complexion perfection
–Clear clogged pores

Price
–$6.99 for 3.4 oz at Ulta, Target, and formula1006.com
–$2.99 for 1 oz at Ulta & Target

Pros
–Ingredients :: salicylic acid, bentonite
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Doesn’t claim to be hydrating, but I found it to be
–Skin felt clear and clean without feeling stripped
–Packaging :: squeeze tube, mess free

Cons
–Don’t love strawberry scented things
–Cruelty free status unclear

Final Thoughts
I loved the slight tingle and heat, it made me feel like it was working. My skin felt so plump and hydrated after rinsing. I was really impressed with this mask and would love to try more products from the line. I purchased the travel size to test and I wouldn’t buy the full size because of the scent, but the actual product is good!

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Aveeno MaxGlow Infusion Drops

Claims
–Lit-from-within glow
–Even skin tone & texture
–Moisturizes for a full 48 hours

Price
–$19.99 at Ulta
–$17.99 at Target
–$23.99 at Walgreens
–$17.95 at Wal Mart
–$3.99 trial size available at Ulta

Pros
–Mini option available to try
–Non-comedogenic
–Paraben free
–Phthalate free
–Pretty packaging
–Multi-use product (can use alone or mixed with other products)
–Smells good
–Made my skin glow
–Easily accessible
–Affordable

Cons
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
This is my new skincare must have. I loved mixing this with my moisturizer for added hydration and glow. I dot my moisturizer on my face and then drop a few drops of this and rub it all in. It makes my skin SO soft and hydrated. I got the trial size initially, but have since purchased the full size. I don’t like to mix oils into my foundation or apply foundation on top of an oil so this is a good product to have on hand. It basically does the same thing, just in a different formula.

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I tried mixing this with the Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation. I love the coverage of this foundation, but it looks awful on my dry skin. Adding in the glow drops helped it look better, but it still didn’t look great. Improvement is good, but unfortunately this foundation is just a no go for me. The other foundations I use are more hydrating so I haven’t tried mixing it in with those as I don’t really need the added hydration.

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Mask Monday: Aveeno Pretox Antioxidant Peel Off Face Mask

Claims
–Gently exfoliates and helps remove impurities
–Reveals renewed, refreshed skin
–Hypoallergenic
–Non-comedogenic

Price
–$3.29 at Ulta (one time use packet) 0.35 oz
–$10.99 at Ulta for full size 2.0 oz
–$9.99 at Walgreens 

Pros
–Affordable
–Paraben free
–Phthalate free
–Non-comedogenic
–Smells good
–Easy to apply
–Left my skin feeling soft & smooth
–Pretty purple color

Cons
–None

Final Thoughts
I freaking LOVE this mask. It smells good and is such a pretty purple! I don’t know about the exfoliate and remove impurities part, but it did leave my skin feeling SO soft. I have one peel off mask that I need to finish up, but when it’s gone, I will definitely be buying the full size.

Pro tip when applying peel off masks–Apply Vaseline to your brows. The mask won’t stick to the Vaseline so if you accidentally get some in the brow area, it won’t pull the hair when you peel the mask off. 

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Best of Beauty 2018

I thought about making this a week long thing but I’m too lazy for that and I prefer a one stop shop so here goes!

Also, if it’s a product I’ve reviewed, I’ll link to the review.


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PRIMERS
Becca First Light Priming Filter
Physicians Formula Bright Boost Oil Elixir
elf Prep & Blur Stick
Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner (review)

CONCEALERS
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Concealer in White
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer (review)

FOUNDATION
Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage (review)
LA Girl Pro Matte (review)
NYX Mineral Stick (review)
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR Breathable (review)
Revlon ColorStay Full Cover (review)
Makeup Revolution Conceal + Define (review)
Too Faced Born This Way (review)
Ulta Moisturizing Stick (review)
Estee Lauder Double Wear (review)
Mary Kay Mineral (review)


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POWDERS
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pore Pressed 
Hourglass Veil Translucent Powder (review)
Makeup Revolution Luxury Baking Powder in Ghost
J. Cat Luxe Pro Powder in Porcelain
Rimmel Stay Matte Loose Powder

HIGHLIGHTERS
elf x Heart Defensor Coffee ‘n Cream
Physicians Formula Butter in Pearl
Ofra Pillow Talk
Maybelline x Nikki Tutorials Master Chrome
Colour Pop Luster Dust in Strobe Globe

BLUSHES
LOreal Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush
Milani Rose Blush Trio

BRONZER
Bare Minerals Invisible Bronze Bronzer in Fair to Light

CONTOUR
Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation Stick in Fawn

SETTING SPRAYS
Too Faced Hangover Rx
Colour Pop All Star
Essence Keep It Perfect! Makeup Fixing Spray
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray


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EYES & BROWS
Anastasia Beverly Hill Single Shadows
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Shadow in Marie Antoinette
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner in Deep Brown
Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Retract
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Pencil in Soft Brown
Almay Brow Pencil in Dark Blonde
Tarte Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel
LOreal Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara
MAC Dazzle Shadow Liquid in Every Day Is Sunshine

TOOLS
ecotools Perfecting Cushion Sponge
Sonia Kashuk Makeup Blender Sponge
Japonesque High Density Foundation Brush
Real Techniques Brush Crush Volume I Brushes
Morphe M439
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MASCARA
Catrice Glam & Doll (review)
–Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Fiber Mascara (review)
Revlon Volumazing (review)
Maybelline Total Temptation (review)
Lancome Monsieur Big (review)
Stila HUGE Extreme Lash (review coming soon!)
CoverGirl Total Tease (review)
Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Tinted Primer (review)


lips

–Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Bow & Arrow
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Lip Color in Melon Pop
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks
Victoria Secret Velvet Matte
–Victoria Secret Velvet Matte Sheer
Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil in Lipstick #44
Kopari Lip Love
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick shade 91 Seduisante
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Posie K
Kylie Cosmetics Gloss in Posie K
LOreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick


skin

CLEANSERS
Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub
Bare Minerals Skin Polishing Grains (major game changing product for me. I found them at TJ Maxx for $5.99 and I will never be without this.)
Neutrogena Acne Proofing Daily Scrub
Shea Moisture Green Coconut & Activated Charcoal Purifying & Hydrating Cleansing Balm
–Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water (not available in the US yet, but I bought from this website. It’s sold out right now)
Garnier Micellar Foaming Cleanser
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gelee Milk Cleanser (not available in the US yet)

EYE CREAM, TONERS, & SERUMS 
It Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream
Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner Rose Petal
BareMinerals Age Defense & Renew Serum (found at TJ Maxx for $12!)
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Express Hydrating Spray (this is too thick to use as a spray, so I put a little on a cotton pad and use it as a toner)
Aveeno MaxGlow Infusion Drops (another game changer)

MOISTURIZERS, MASKS, & TOOLS
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50
GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment
Origins Ginzing Energy Boost Gel Moisturizer
elf Pore Refining Peel Off Mask
elf Massaging Facial Cleanser
–Jade Roller (I got mine at TJ Maxx for less than $10)


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HAIR
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo
Biolage ColorLast Shampoo & Conditioner
Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray
LOreal Hair Sheet Mask

BODY
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hand Gel Cream
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Body Gel Cream
Tree Hut Moisturizing Shave Oil
Tree Hut Shave Prep Sugar Scrub
Soap & Glory Scrub of Your Life
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter


354635347 hours later, we’re at the end.

Thanks for reading if you made it this far and in general.

I’d love to know your stand out products so leave them in the comments!

P.S. I’ve already been buying and trying and testing products to report on in 2019.

Mask Monday: GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating

 

Claims
–Non-drying hydration mask that delivers instant, extreme moisture
–Moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin
–Dewy, glowing complexion
–Leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel

Price
–$25 for 0.5 oz (what is shown above)
–$59 for 1.7 oz
–$79 for 3.5 oz
Sephora & Nordstrom

Pros
–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates
–Contains hyaluronic acid which my skin loves
–Leaves my skin feeling soft and supple

Cons
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I think this is a good mask and I like how it makes my skin feel, but I don’t think it’s worth the price. The Neutrogena sheet masks have the same effect and are so much cheaper. I’m glad I got the small jar and I enjoyed using it, but I wouldn’t buy it again or buy a bigger size. If you want to treat yourself or have been wanting to try it, give it a go!

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The 0.5 oz jar is tiny!

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Mask Monday: Philosophy Purity Clay Mask

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Claims
–Draws out impurities, scrubs away blackheads, and shrinks the look of pores
–Skin is left refreshed, glowing, and appears virtually blackhead free

Price
–$35 for 2.5 oz
–$18 for 1.0 oz
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, philosophy.com

Pros
–Smaller size for travel and/or testing
–Smells good
–Effective
–Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth but not stripped
–Cruelty free
–Good ingredients: sailicylic acid, bentonite, and titanium dioxide

Cons
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I really LOVE this mask. I bought the smaller size to test it out, but I would definitely buy the full size. I don’t think it is as effective as my beloved GlamGlow Super Mud, but it still does a great job and is much cheaper.

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Dollar Shave Club Review

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What is it?
A monthly subscription service i.e. Birchbox, Ipsy, etc.
–Starter set is $5, each additional month is $9
–Can cancel any time and change delivery frequency
Starter set includes razor handle, 4 blades, and shave kit products. After that, you receive 4 new blades each month for $9 (1 blade per week)
–100% money back guarantee

What I received in my starter kit:
–Razor handle
4 blades (the Executive)
Prep scrub
Shave butter
Post shave dew

Thoughts 
–This is targeted towards men, but I prefer to use men’s razors because I get a closer, smoother shave
–I like the scrub, didn’t like the shave butter, and the post shave dew was nothing special
–This is the BEST RAZOR EVER and I’ve tried so many different ones. I think the scrub + razor gave me the smoothest legs!
–I don’t think you need to use one blade a week though, I think that’s a little wasteful. However, I don’t shave my legs every day. #lazy #single
–I will definitely repurchase blades and would consider buying the Prep Scrub.

Note
Billie is the same concept, aimed at women. Their starter kit is $9 and comes with the handle, razor holder, and 2 blades. It’s $9 each month for 2 blades. You can adjust, skip, or cancel anytime.
–I personally think the Dollar Shave Club is better deal and though I haven’t tried Billie, I would think quality is on par.

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