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Mask Monday | Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

How great are those lil coupons that Sephora has? Well this is how I happened upon this sample.


From their website -

"What it is:
A creamy anti-aging mask packed with Japanese beautyberry, 2 types of Vitamin C and AHAs from 7 fruits that unveils softer, glowing skin.

Why it's different:
This creamy rinse-off treatment mask features two types of Vitamin C: a water-soluble vitamin C derivative that absorbs quickly for an immediate glow and an oil-soluble vitamin C derivative that remains in skin longer, providing antioxidant protection from UV damage for brighter, more even toned skin over time.

The mask is also powered by the Japanese beautyberry, a glossy purple superfruit rich in antioxidants that was found to stabilize Vitamin C, maximizing its effectiveness.

A gentle 10 percent AHA complex of seven fruits removes debris and the buildup of dead skin cells to visibly improve skin texture and support the production of new skin cells.

Tatcha's signature trio of Japanese anti-agi…

Summer Standouts

It feels strange to talk about beauty products with all that's going on in the Caribbean. Our neighbours are going through some seriously trying times and I implore you to give whatever you can. 🙏

I didn't even realise that this was a running theme. Last year's was especially good since it featured some of my favourite combinations. Like last year, makeup seems to have taken a backseat this Summer.


There's only one item here that surprised me...but let me not get ahead of myself.
Y'all know exfoliators are a must in my skin and body care routine so the Bath & Body Works 'Lavender & Sandalwood' Clay Body Scrub and Coco Shea 'Coconut' Richly Nourishing Body Buff (thanks to the Mistress!) should come as no real shocker. Both smell amazing; again no shocker since regular readers know I'm a firm aromatherapy believer. Visit Inyouvations in Sheraton for all your Bath & Body Works products. Continuing on the Bath & Body Works train, the…

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Wish List

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those that have been affected by the recent hurricanes. 🙏
All eyes have been on the Fenty Beauty line since its debut on September 8. Rightly so, our girl has teamed up with Kendo Holdings - the company behind Kat Von D Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty and Bite Beauty - to bring more diversity to the makeup world.


I'm sure you've seen a bagillion first impression videos by now. You might have also heard that this launch seems to have some people pressed. 😕 Iz you big mad or lil mad? Anyho, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and most magazines and blogs are all talking Fenty Beauty and #TeamModen is loving it. 
We're crossing our fingers that the brand will reach our shores. We don't know if that's ever going to be possible since it's currently only available: on Sephora.com and in their stores (in certain countries), on HarveyNichols.com and in their stores, and from FentyBeauty.com. The brand's website does offer international s…

Mask Monday | Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask

This is the first mask I've seen that advises users not to use "large areas of the skin".


From their site: "Medicated masque with 10% Sulfur, purifying Kaolin and Bentonite Clays dries, clears up and helps prevent acne. Designed to exfoliate the skin's surface with natural Sulfur at the maximum OTC level, absorb excess oil and help purify clogged pores. Soothes and calms the appearance of skin with Aloe Vera.

Benefits - 10% Sulfur - max OTC level clears up, treats and prevents acne and blackheads.

Kaolin & Bentonite Clay - a type of clay that helps to absorb excess oil.

Aloe Vera - helps calm and hydrate the appearance of skin.

Uses

• For the treatment and management of acne.

• Clears up active acne blemishes and blackheads.

• Helps to prevent new acne blemishes and blackheads.

Warnings

For external use only.

When using this product
Skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, on…

Small(er) Beauty YouTubers You Should Check Out

Seems like I haven't talked about YouTubers in a while. Two years ago I started watching the bigger channels less and as time went on - and drama unfolded 😁 - I watch even less. These people have their following and my lil views ain't gonna hurt their pocket any. But I gotta protect my sanity bousie so my filter up. P.S. by small(er) I mean under 100,000 subscribers.


Here are some channels that I think are worth a look:

Alice S (Alice strikes me as my kinda weirdo)

Allura Beauty (I'm actually surprised she isn't over 100K. Her blog posts and videos are so comprehensive)

AlwaysCosmeticJunkie (this woman went through a lot personally but never neglected her channel)

Amber's Beauty Chair (the person who actually started anti-hauls)

By Alyssa (a stunner...she does great tutorials)

Chelsea Garay (her chatty videos are a great time)

Clare Gray (great nail polish comparisons)

Crystalis007 (a hauler baller that's really been into skincare recently)

Cynthia B (a key member of th…

Mask Monday | Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

Some things you try just for the gimmick. Y'all had those days of putting glue all over your palms and then peeling it off once it had dried? Yeah, me too. Well that's precisely what this reminded me of.


From their site: "An innovative peel-off mask that helps boost skin clarity and minimize the appearance of pores. Removes dirt and impurities, absorbs excess oil and reveals a healthy, glowing complexion. "Peel to reveal pore-perfected skin with the trendsetting Black Mask!"

Skin Benefits

boscia Peel-Off Mask Innovation
Provides “gap-free” delivery into the skin, giving immediate benefits and long-term resultsPeel-off removal provides extra refinement of skin textureCalcium Montmorillonite ClayFirst discovered in Montmorillion, France in the 1800s, and considered the premier quality clay containing 67 mineralsAbsorbs excess oil, impurities, and toxins, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and minimizes the appearance of pores instantly and over timeVitamin C (Ascorby…