Masque*Ology ™ Hydro-Gel Collegen GoldMask

Searching for skin care products that actually work, requires a lot of effort. And all to obviously trying a lot of products comes with it. So if you are exhausted of skin care products failing to give you instant results, I have found a skin care mask worthy of talking about. And it’s my right now secret weapon. Should I share?? Alright you win!

Introducing Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask.

The points I’ll be illuminating are: Packaging, the product, my results, and how I achieved my results.
Read along while I share all the glittering benefits to this amazing find.
Spoiler Alert: it’s affordable!!! Here is another link to the Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask

I know your so ready for the product deets. Discussing the packaging’s look and feel may seem dramatic, but trust me. Simply seeing this mask on Instagram made me buy this.
Kicking things off, we have got to chat about what the Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask package looks like so you can find it.Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Maskcomes in a very stable lined,metal pouch. I really appreciate the packaging because any extra essence stays very stable inside after opening for a while. The pouch is black, with a picture of a gold mask and some very scientific graphics.

I felt like a serious skin care aficionado while buying it. Now I am going to club this packaging discussion point with describing, the look and feel of the actual Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask.
Put your sunglasses on or prepare to fall in love at first sight.
This insanely beautiful mask, will have any Holo-effects lover gasping with the sound of ,’I must have’ resonating from every fiber of their existence. This mask is seriously beautiful. What gives the Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask its glittering allure? 24k gold. Additionally hydro gel masks are fairly fragile. Extremely long nail ladies your going to need assistance. This mask is really easy to use and comes in 2 pieces. Huge adoration points from me, because the mask is meant to fit all faces, not the contrary all faces will have to fit the mask norm.Although I mentioned handle with awareness, the gold mask is stable enough to stretch. Last benefit before we jump in deeper to results. My personal feeling is that I love the amount of essence in the pouch and on the mask. There is so much essence the mask slips a little until your skin starts drinking. After about 20 minutes you’ll feel the mask has adhered to your face and feels a little tugging. Love connection.

Enough about all the little things, and yes I finally do wear this. Allow me to share my results.
I will share the same way I used the mask so that you can recreate and hopefully have the same experience.

First prepare your face to soak up as much essence as possible. Do this by washing your face gentally with warm water. If you have a facial warm steamer, use it as an additional step to really open your pores. For those of us who don’t have facial steamer, jump in the shower and use the steam to open your pores and soften the skin. This is the only modification I made to the direction on the packaging.
Next apply the mask to suit your face, wait 20 minutes, and peel off. You can forget rinsing off the essence. Your skin wants to soak all of this essence up.
Just to add a closing tip: use the left over eye and chin cut outs the next day for a boost.

2 pieces forehead nose as one piece, and chin strap as a 2nd piece. Totally genius design.

Just call me captain of the glitterati! This mask is loaded with gold dust.

Results, let’s talk results. Get really close to the mirror in fact to close and you’ll see your pores appear reduced, skin just seems to appear tighter, bouncy, firm. Additionally I usually have the most subtle glittering from the deposit of gold dust on to my skin. What could be more evident than that? Personally I adore this mask. I made everyone in my family try it. Totally recommend this. For ladies who have those deep tones and use Banana powder this would be a great step under your glam looks. Especially if you’re setting with Banana powder this would just brighten your natural skin. You’ll be glittering.

Once the essence soaks in the mask is wonderful and snug.

Wishing for natural day light, but this is the best artificial light capture of glowing. You can see the golden glow all over my skin.

And after 20 minutes.

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Daisy Vox Box

As a visitor to my content on social media, you see tons of mentions about Influenster. Influenster, Influenster, Influenster, click that badge on my our friends page, and sign up today..thank me later. And after a much awaited time, I finally got to be one of the lucky members to receive the Daisy Vox Box. Today’s post will feature short summary reviews on all the products from my vox box.
Before jumping into some quick reviews, I want to let you know, I was sent all of the products mentioned in this post for free in return for my thoughts and opinions on the products.

Let’s dig into the Daisy Vox Box….

I was sincerely thrilled to get a vox box, but was not actually sure the products would fit my life. However as soon as I received the box at home and touched what was sent;I was shocked at just how truly practical and extremely well every product fit me, and my lifestyle.

The list of exactly what products came in my Daisy Vox Box are as follows.

Live Well: Shampoo and Conditioner in Moisturizing and Coconut Scent

Say Yes To : Charcoal Detox Facial Sheet Mask.

Nature’s Made: Probiotic Gummies

Always: Infinity Flex Foam Feminine Product

Dannon: Fit Yogurt

Smart Pop: Sea Salt Microwave Popcorn.

I’ll share a brief summary of each product in the same order as listed above.

Live Well Shampoo and Conditioner coconut scent.

Usage Results featuring a before and after pic. I used only this product for one month.

Charming Guru readers know that I have lost my love for shampoo. I am a co-wash kind of woman. So I was extremely skeptical about trying this line. The verdict. Wow that’s strong cleansing agents I am squeaky clean. That was the ugly. The bad, is I think daily use would be drying for normal or dry scalps. The good…As strong as the shampoo is, I lost minimal hair. The scent actually stays on your hair for days even after a blowdry. I did use this 1-2 times weekly for a month and never had itchy or dry scalp. I think this shampoo is so very emollient, its wonderful. I think the conditioner is decent, there is no Ugly or bad to describe it. Additional awesome points …. I had little to no facial irritation due to residual rinse shampoo and conditioner. That is an impressive fact. Overall wow way more gentle than I expected. I’m still on the cowash train, but I would not feel ashamed saying I actually like this brand and this product.

SAY YES TO: charcoal sheet mask.

Me Recreating the picture on the cover of one of the best sheet masks EVER

I loved everything about this mask. I get bounce off the wall crazy just thinking about how awesome my experience with this mask was. The use of this detox mask saved me from a hardcore incoming breakout. This mask has a feel good tingle. At first I was like great my face is going to burn, but I did not have ANY redness or irritation from the essence in this mask. I was shocked because I did not believe this brand was quality, but this mask is AMAZING. Not to forget to mention 96% natural ingredients. I would totally be willing to purchase this mask.

Nature’s Made: Probiotic Gummy.

Great flavor, and fun to eat.

I jokingly refer to these as a cleanse, but they are quality probiotic. I experienced immediate positive results. This is the first Probiotic other than yogurt I have ever taken, and if you’re looking , I would say these are very effective. I am still amazed at the quality of this product. They taste very sweet, but they are small and easy if not wonderful to chew.

Always: Infinity foam feminine product

This one is embarrassing, but honestly, I loved flex foam. It felt like so breathable. This was like everything you wished a feminine product of this kind was like. I’m almost grateful to have tried this, bc as a women when it comes to this topic I would never ever stray from what I know gets the job done. I hope I can find a wholesale box of these in the future. Women if you’re an Always gal, flex foam is freedom.

Dannon Fit and Light Yogurt

I want to just start off this review by saying how impressed at the ingredients list. Seriously any person can have instant awareness as to what is going in their bodies. Additionally the fat-free yogurt is Kosher!!! I did see this line does have Greek yogurt too. Yogurt is an amazing health food. I would like to see Dannon sweeten and flavor their brand with Honey opposed to natural flavor.

Smart Pop Microwave Popcorn

Every Friday night in my home is popcorn night. I enjoy my fave series on TV or see a movie. Smart Pop Microwave popcorn was actually tasty. It pops into a handy container, so it’s virtually mess free, untill after, but I’m trying to stay outta the live greener weeds. I could see this as my go to office snack. I think the sea salt was very light,but I love plain ole popcorn flavor.

I feel like this box blog, really facilitated this very intimate blog post. You’ve got good and deep ideas into my personal life and how I live everyday. Special thanks to Influenster and all the contributing brands. I received all of these products free.

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Hydro Boost Cleansing Gel

This review will start off with some special news. 1) I did get this product free for the purpose of reviewing in exchange for my honest opinion. 2) Placing my personal opinion on my self funded blog is my own choice.
With that out-of-the-way, on to my review.

This review will chat about: Product performance, packaging, and,what I did not like about the product.

At first impression this product does all it claims to do. Let’s deep dive into some details.

I decided to test the claim of the product to remove makeup residue. The test was conducted by; myself applying a thin layer of make up, and then going out for 8hrs with no touch ups. When I came back home, I used this product to cleanse my face. Yes it removed what very little makeup I had on my face.

Hardly any make-up on my face. No primer, no brows, no contour creme

As you can see from the above photo, Hydro Boost cleansing gel, does remove makeup residue. Continue to run my tests of performance; my next test was the long-term effects of the product on my skin. I have learned so much about my personal skin and how to use different products as well. So I am on a journey and learning too. I began my extended use test, by not wearing makeup as often. The test was to wash my face every morning and every night with hydroboost. I wanted to really see if the plumping and moisturizer effects of the hyaluronic acid would be visible. Let’s just say, I’ve been using this product since January 13,2017,and I have stopped using it twice daily because its too drying for my dry skin. I now use it as a follow-up to make up remover,and 2-3 times a week in the evening.

Continuing on with some performance highlight bullet points:
°actually a gentle cleanser
°I had zero redness from use
°Scentless
°One gentle pump gives amazing lather
°I love how my skin feels immediately after use, so cool and clean.
°Soap free

I can only see myself repurchasing this again if I get bored, or when the bottle is empty and my skin goes crazy from not using it. But we will have to wait and see.

Before I share about packaging, I’m just going to spill it on the points of this product that I would have liked to know before I used it. Guess you call it my dislikes about it.

°This product is in No way a make up remover. Yes I tested by baking on a full instaglam face of make up and immediately tried to wash it off. And whoa boy, that was more of a mess than I had expected. So you will have to use a make up remover first. Which kinda makes it’s claims confusing.

°over use of this product is very easy to do and is very drying. I used 1 to 2 pumps, and 10 mins later if I forget to moisturizer my skin feels sucked dry. After talking it out with you all I’m going to reduce to a half pump. Which is smaller than a dime and see if that is less drying. Right now I am remedying the issue by alternating cleaners.

°I’m not sure there were results from the hyaluronic acid. But when I add moisturizer like avocado oil or some drug store special. The moisturizer seems to stay on my skin longer. I’m kind of confused if that is locked in or out.

Other than above mentioned I have no other faults to find with the product and I actually enjoy using it.

The packaging is a beautiful blue. The cleanser is clear. And the pump is white, and dispenses what seems to be the perfect portion. The bottle is plastic,so you could literally throw it anywhere; however I recommend gently placing it where you desire,but you get it.

In conclusion over my 3 month test period I discovered a seriously decent facial cleanser. It may not be my holy grail, but confidently I could reccomed it. The very clean yet gentle feel I get from this facial cleanser is quality . I do wish it was for dry skin too. I could see this product as a holy grail for, normal to oily skin, but I will continue using this cleanser.

Here is a link to Neutrogena Hydroboost Cleansing Gel

Let me know in the comments if you tried this product. What were your results? Did you like it? Please like, share and follow me on Instagram.

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Revlon Illuminate Skin Renewal System

Greetings everyone!  Let’s talk skin care this post. I have purchased a skin care device. It is made by Revlon and specifically called Illuminate Skin Renewal System . This review will discuss value, the device performance, and how I use this device.

Let’s jump right into value. This device comes with 5 attachments,the base device, plus batteries.  I got all that for $19.99 plus tax, at a local mart in my area. Here is a link to Replacements Sponge Heads. That is an awesome price point, since other major brands start at a price point of $120, and up! While au natural is moving in, skin care is going to be your ticket to EASY. This device would make an awesome gift to any college student. I can also see this as a great starter for someone who wants to get serious about skin care and would like to develop a serious routine. I actually feel really lucky to get this device at such an affordable price.  After seeing noticeable results with one use, we may purchase one for him!!!

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My second discussion point is about device performance. Well I’d definitely say I got what I expected.  The Skin illumination device is battery-powered so the power behind the spin will change as the batteries loose juice, but pop in a new trio of double A, and viola! My device heads squeak a little when they turn but applying a little chap stick would probably fix that. I have 2 speed settings to choose from High and Low. The multi-speed options are awesome  functionality and I do use both speed variables when using this device which is Every Morning (see instagram just scroll down my page) and every night. There is an extraction attachment. I use it, but I rarely have pimples/ blemishes/ zits. Surprisingly I do find some body ash on the head after using it. This device extracts using suction. I am not sure if that is any more or less than a loop extractor, but it definitely increases circulation, and helps give that healthy glow. On to the bristles head. Yes it looks not as dense as other heads, but the way to use this attachment is for DRY brushing! And its amazing.

On to my Step by Step, How I use the Revlon Skin Illumination device.

My first tip is, to do this routine after a shower or bath. Or perhaps after a steam.

Step 1) wet your face,

Step2)Wet sponge

Step3)add your fav face wash to the sponge

Cleansing pad attachment.
Cleansing pad attachment.

Step4) turn that baby on, to low and allow device head to pass all over the surface of your face.

Tip: You do not need a lot of pressure.  Facial skin is delicate. Be nice to your collagen and let the device do the work.

Step5) Turn off device and wash off suds with tepid water. And pat your face dry

Step6) attach the brush head, and dry brush all over your face. This is amazing and gentle exfoliation.

Brush attachment
Brush attachment

Step7) attach extractor head and use where you may have pustules, and gently run all over face.

Extraction attachment
Extraction attachment

Step 8) Apply your fav serum and creams.

Step 9) attach message head, and gently move the device over all of your face to increase circulation.

Massage, circulation attachment
Massage, circulation attachment

Tip: immediately cleanse your device heads after each use and set in the open to dry. Spitz with alcohol when dry and store.

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