Jul 28, 2014

Barefaced Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

So, yesterday was another Sunday and Sunday means in my house: spa day! Lucky me that I had another face mask to try! Love the 2 meanings of "barefaced"! :-)

Barefaced is cruelty free.

Here are the claims of the Barefaced Mud Mask:

"Proven to Naturally Improve the Appearance & Feel of our Skin
- Tone, tighten and improve skin texture.
- Exfoliate, unclog and purify pores. Help rid your skin of blackheads and imperfections.
- Draw out unseen excess oils and impurities.
- Moisturize and stimulate skin collagen to help fight wrinkles.
- All natural and organic ingredients. Paraben free."

After opening up the jar I noticed a strong scent- a very hard to explain scent- it is a bit of a strange "natural" smell mixed with the fresh scent of eucalyptus but when I apply it on my face the scent is not that strong anymore.

This mask contains all natural Ingredients: Dead Sea Mud, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Hickory Bark Extract, Non GMO Xanthan Gum, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Water, Kaolin Clay, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Calendula Oil

The consistency seems a bit slimy but it applies very easy on skin.

It has this really dark mud color and after applying it I got right away this tingling sensation. Not in a unpleasant way- it felt very nice! I am not sure this will work on very sensitive skin but if you have normal to oily skin that does not get irritated quickly this will work awesome.

I had it on for 15 minutes and it got really hard and I had quite a lot of work washing the mask of with water again. But the results were very nice. I tend to get some blackheads on my forehead and some blemishes on my chin and this mask did an fantastic job in helping healing some of those. I found my face felt very clean and tight (in a good way) afterwards.

Skip the - in my opinion- overhyped, overpriced (and not cruelty free) Glam Glow Mask and try this one!

Pros: cruelty free, natural ingredients, cleans impurities, nice tingling sensation, tightening effect

Cons: maybe not good for those with sensitive skin
Get your Barefaced Dead Sea Mud Mask here.

 Have a great day,

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Jul 26, 2014

Another little haul! (Sephora, Hourglass, BH Cosmetics, Michael Kors)

I have another little haul for you!

For my birthday I got myself the HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Palette which I am most excited about! I have not tried it yet- will let you know soon how I like it!

I got this sweet little set "Sephora´s Favorites Meet your Match" and this set was just so perfect and screamed my name cause you know what? All 6 brands that are in here are cruelty free: Nails Inc, Bite, Hourglass, Formula X, Deborah Lippmann and Tarte!

Because it was my birthday I picked up my free birthday present which is a Make up Forever Mascara and a lipstick. (Unfortunately this brand is not considered cruelty free- but hey: it was free!)

From Ulta I got also a free birthday gift which is a full size Calvin Klein Mascara (this is also not cruelty free!)

I received my very first order from BH Cosmetics. BH cosmetics is cruelty free! ;-) And may I say the shipping was so speedy fast! Super crazy!!! Pleasantly surprised. I don´t own many blushes and wanted something affordable that gives me lots of options and this palette looks like it will rock! 10 colors- from coral to pink to browns- looks gorgeous! I also got a pink lipstick from BH cosmetics in "Pop Cultured". Right now you can buy Any Two Products and Get 10% Off at BH Cosmetics!

 And I got the Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Vivid - Palomino (vibrant magenta) / Violet (vibrant purple) (Bite Beauty is cruelty free).

From Forever 21 I got a bracelet and some earrings.

My husband bought me this gorgeous Michael Kors Hamilton East/West Saffiano Satchel  for my birthday. If you follow me on Instagram you maybe have seen this already.

I also filmed my little haul!

That was it- excited to try everything now!

 Have a great day,

Bought everything with my own money. Contains Affiliate links.