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As Good as Gold? Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Mask Review

I wanted to love it but…
Like a child on Christmas Day, my eyes lit up when I saw the sample of Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask. I had been eyeing this brand for a while, and therefore jumped at the chance to do a review when Lucinda suggested it… I mean after all, who wouldn’t want to put 24K Gold on their face!?!

The company’s website really added to the hype:
"The ultimate luxurious anti-aging treatment, this rich mask is infused with Pure 24K Gold and Colloidal Gold to help improve the appearance of firmness and impart an opulent glow. Known from the time of Cleopatra to have powerful anti-aging benefits, 24K Gold helps firm, lift, brighten and calm the appearance of skin. Caffeine helps skin appear firmer and tighter while Peridot, an exquisite gemstone rich in magnesium, re-energizes and helps reduce the look of aging and stress. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin deliver intense hydration for a more lifted appearance. This lavish, pampering treatme…

Disappointing Products

If you need a disclaimer for this kind of post check it out here.
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy - $36USD
This only on this list because of the shade. They really need to expand this range. From what I could gather though, a little product goes a long way and of course, any device that increases blood circulation is good thing. This full size came in a value set; I wouldn't have bought this on it's own. 

Colleen Rothschild Vitamin C Treatment Complex - $65USD
I know I'm picking on Ms. Colleen here but they're actually a few Vitamin C serums and me that ain't adding up. Used alone they cause milia; those tiny bumps with the white heads. Any skincare that doesn't work on my face I use on less delicate areas of my body though...money ain't tuh waste. Somewhere I read about mixing Vitamin C serums with a moisturizer or a retinol. I should try that.

Ingredients: "Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sod…

Sampled Out

For more information on what this series is about please read this post. Also, please forgive the frequency of these kind of posts for the rest of the year. I literally have a bag of trash that I have to tell you about 😆

Muji Light Toning Water 50 ml
This was more of a travel size but yuh know those fit the criteria 😏 I'm a big fan of this formula; check out the review here. I'll purchase the 200 ml next time I see it.
Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist 30 ml
That I love chilled hydrating toners is so secret. So much so it feels like I'm on a mission to try every one. Herbivore's esthetic is attention grabbing so their releases are always on my radar. Especially when they have value sets. This products is a winner and well worth the $32USD for the full size (4 oz / 118 ml). It's also great that it comes in a glass bottle with a nice mist dispenser, so you can repurpose the packaging.

Origins Modern Friction 50 ml
Another value set find. This one was just ok…

Wish List Update

We're going back to June 2015. For the first time I talked about organizers.

Zahra Beauty Spinning Lipstick Tower

Copped that. Zahra Beauty is now called Rovanza btw. If you have a lot of lipsticks this won't be enough for you but it's a great way to store and display your favourites.


Zahra Beauty Beauty Compact Condominium

I didn't get this one because I got the next thing.

The Original Beauty Box Deluxe Beauty Box

Wait. I actually bought the The Original Beauty Box and the Pro version. I don't see the Pro version on their site anymore. The Original Beauty Box makes these storage units very well although I must say The Original version is done better.


Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder Tye Dye Edition 'Coral Sunset'
Copped that. Haven't used it 😦

Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes
I need to do a Stash Status on these but I've already told y'all how in love I am with 'Cola Pop'.
I didn't get the shoes mentioned in June 2015 eit…

Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event

I don't know if Sephora is finally tired of their customers saying that Ulta's reward programme is better or what...but they're changing things up a bit. Rouge members will get 1.5 points for every dollar spent, some amount of points (I literally can't remember the number) can be redeemed for a $100 gift card and most relevant to this post, they're having a sale starting this Friday.

Rouge code: YESROUGE shop from August 24th to September 3rdVIB code: YESVIB shop from August 30th to September 3rdInsider Code:YESINSIDER shop from August 30th to September 3rd Please note: the code is only good for one use online but the offer can be used multiple times in store. This event does not replace the usual Fall sale event.
I've done a couple recommendations posts before and I'd even suggest whatever is available from Sephora that I mentioned here recently. Here's what I'm thinking of getting: 
https://www.herbivorebotanicals.com/ image Tatcha The Silk Canvas Pr…

Sampled Out

This is another series previously featured on my Instagram but I feel it deserves more space. Much like the Project Pan community, there's a substantial group of people on YouTube actively trying to use up their samples. Samples and trial sizes can really accumulate if you don't mindfully use them. In this format I'd have more space to tell you if it's something I would purchase, the cost of the full size etc. etc.


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 0.25 fl oz US

I was happy to have this sample to travel with. Many YouTubers rave about this body cream and after going through the 2.5 oz tub I get it. It's very moisturising and the scent lasts on the skin. A full 8.1 oz retails for $45USD. That's steep to me...especially since I have so many Eden's Choice lotions to get through. Maybe I'll purchase that at a later date.

La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream 0.05 oz

Right off yuh know these foil packets don't contain much product. I got two uses out of …