Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask Review

I am on a roll today! I just got the Target February 2017 Beauty Box and the first thing I grabbed was the Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask. I am addicted to peel off masks but they can be pricey (like the GlamGlow Firming Treatment for $69). So when Masque Bar Treatment came today I decided to try it out. It is by Look Beauty.

What’s to love?

There’s something so fun and relaxing about a peel off mask. The Masque Bar mask is a clear green gel that smells like fresh cucumber. I applied a thin coating to my face and let it dry for about 15 minutes, this mask does not feel super tight as it dries.

Once it was dry it was super easy to peel off and almost looked like clear glue. I could not remove the entire mask in one piece but it peeled easily and my face felt smooth and clean. Once the mask was off I just rinsed it with warm water to remove the mask residue.

Overall I liked this mask and would buy it again. I love that it comes in a single pack application and the price is reasonable. I do feel like it cleaned my pores and my face felt very smooth afterwards.

This mask is Made in Korea with a retail price of $3.49 for one application.

Ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the December 2016 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.


This months Ipsy Bag is called carpe p.m. and it’s the neatest bad I’ve got all year. The bag itself is a red and furry with a gold lining. I absolutely love it! It’s got a holiday flair which is really fun.

Inside I got 5 great products including…

Tarte Maracuja Oil – I’m really excited about this versatile oil and can’t wait to try it on my skin and hair. Full-Sized Price: $48

Ren Clean Skin Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask – I’m always up for trying a new mask and this one looks amazing. Full-Sized Price: $55

Clearista Retexturizing Gel – This face gel is supposed to reduce the signs of aging! I’m all in for that. Full-Sized Price: $52

Ciate London Liquid Velvet in Pin-Up – I’m up for testing another liquid matte. This one is really pretty too. Full-Sized Price: $19

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Jaded – This is a metallic dark green eye shadow from the NYX Prismatic collection and it’s so shimmery and pigmented. Full-Sized Price: $48


Overall I’m giving the December Ipsy bag a 10/10. I feel like I got 5 great products and I can’t wait to test them out.

AHAVA Time To Clear Purifying Mud Mask Review

My face is a mess this week because of Thanksgiving pie and a cold that I just got over so I needed a good mask today! Luckily I got a sample of the AHAVA Time To Clear Purifying Mud Mask from Ulta and it did wonders for my skin.


What’s to love?

I am new to AHAVA and got an entire sample pack from Ulta and I’m super impressed with this line which is Paraben Free, SLS/SLES Free, Allergy Tested, Approved for Sensitive Skin, has No Animal Testing and no harsh synthetic ingredients.

I love mud masks and the AHAVA Time To Clear smells amazing. It’s got an earthy smell and fairly smooth texture with just a hint of grit. I apply the mud over my entire face and let it sit for 2 minutes. It gets more clear as it dries.

This mud produced no burning or irritation at all and it’s made with Dead Sea Mud which I’ve had good luck with in the past. It’s also got Horsetail extract and Jojoba oil in the formula.

After I removed the mask my face felt noticeably tighter, smoother and cleaner. I really love this mud and want to try more AHAVA products.

Price: $33

My $9 Borghese Gift Set Find

Every so often Borghese has these amazing sales where you get 40% off. So I just picked up The Classic Collection Gift Set for $15 – 40% which came out to $9 plus I got free shipping which was an amazing deal. Here’s what I got!


CremaSaponetta Cleansing Crème – 1 oz. I actually got this set because of the Cleansing Cream. I use this about 3-4 times a week in the shower on my face. It leaves my skin soft and smells amazingly earthy.

Fango Active Mud Mask – 1 oz. – The Fango Mud is one of my favorite clay masks. I did a review here: Borghese Fango Active Mud Review. This stuff is awesome!

Cura Forte Moisture Intensifier – 0.25 oz. This product is new for me and I can’t wait to try it out. It’s supposed to be very hydrating.

Mini B-Gloss in Rosetto  This lip gloss is beautiful in a shimmery pink. Can’t wait to try it.

Mini Superiore State-of-The-Art Mascara in Black I’ve never turned down a mini-mascara! This one looks great and I’ll be sure to review it soon.

So there you have it! A $9 gift pack that made my day.

Algenist Algae Brightening Mask Review

This week I picked up a sample set of face masks at Sephora and I’ve been having so much fun trying them out. I highly recommend sample sets because you get to figure out which masks work and don’t work.

Today I tried out the Algenist Algae Brightening Mask and I loved it!

What’s to love?

This is a true clay mask that gets tingly when you apply it. It feels a bit cool and as it dries it stays more creamy then some clay masks I’ve used. It’s got a bit of grit but it nothing rough. I absolutely love the smell, it’s fresh with a hint o of mint.

I left my mask on for about 10 minutes and wiped off with a hot wash cloth. My skin felt very smooth and tight after using. I also noticed that my face felt less oily. I really want to use this a few times to see if it continues with oil control. I am really wanting to find a good reliable oil control mask!

I’m excited to add this one to my mask routine to see if my skin in fact gets brighter with use.

It is oil-free, dermatologist tested, and non-comedeogenic.