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Mask Monday | Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Mask

Value sets came through again! This particular Sephora Favourites set was too good to pass up since it contained a few masks that I wanted to try. This Youth To The People one being the forerunner.

From their site: "SUPERFOODS + SCIENCE
Packed with superhero supergreens from land and sea, this age prevention mask uses the power of spirulina, bioactive microalgae, and our proprietary superfood blend to speed cell turnover and nourish skin with age-fighting phytonutrients. Crosslinked hyaluronic acid drenches skin in intense moisture, freshening your face with its plumping, hydrating benefits.

Treat yourself to a mega nourishing experience that will leave your
skin healthy, glowing and youthful.
Wrinkles — we don’t sea any.

Product Facts:

100% vegan ingredientsCold-pressed extracts made in the USA
100% recyclable packaging
No fragrance
No parabens
No animal testing
No added color


Blue-green algae is loaded with vitamins and minerals that feed your skin and make it glow. Among its nut…

Would I Repurchase? | Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Classico

A few years ago Heidi gave me a sample of this product and when I finally used it, I began to wonder if high end mascaras were made of magic. Suffice to say, it promptly went on my Sephora 'Loves List'. Technically, I shouldn't buy mascara until this untried pile is all used up...but yuh know we does can't help weselves.

The exterior packaging states that this is "length & volume lash artillery"; that's precisely what I want from a mascara.

From their website: "Description

Keywords: Volume, Extension, Definition
Benefits: Volume, length, definition Type: Mascara
Create a visually intense and high-impact look with this award-winning all-in-one mascara. The oversized patented brush features a bristle weave design that provides volume, length and definition in a single coat, while the specially formulated blend of hard and soft waxes leaves lashes amplified, yet flexible.

How To Apply - The patented asymmetrical shape allows build-up for optimal loadi…

Mask Monday | Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask

I just looked up this product on and literally laughed out loud at the price...but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Samples are a beautiful thing.

From Fresh's site: "PRODUCT DETAILS

Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask with advanced antioxidants is a hydrating treatment that reveals smoother, healthier-looking skin while enhancing luster and immediately softening the complexion. The innovative mask’s velvety whipped texture has a cooling effect to refresh the skin and the senses.

Proven to have a significant moisturizing effect for 6 hours
94% reported softer skin
84% noticed more supple skin
81% felt it smoothed and improved skin texture

*in vivo

Black tea ferment is an advanced antioxidant that helps to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals** while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster. Lychee seed extract helps maintain the skin’s elasticity.** Polysaccharides help to smooth the skin. Jicama root juice is notable for its hydrating and…

Mask Monday | Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

While the prices may give you sticker shock, the fancy packaging really lures you in. And if you're #skincareobsessed like us, you definitely want to know if the products are worth the hype. So it goes with the Tata Harper brand. When the ladies at Pure Source Barbados hosted a demo featuring the brand I had to see what's what.

After Dana took us through the paces I purchased a kit as an introduction to the line.

The resurfacing mask was the first thing I tried.

From her site: "Size: 1 fl oz, 30 ml.

This award-winning beta-hydroxy mask works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin – without causing downtime or irritation. Delivers instant glow, helps minimize the appearance of pores, and improves texture for smooth, radiant skin. Formulated to purify and remove surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance.

Product Benefits:
Delivers an instant glow.
Helps minimize the appearance of pores.
Smoothes the look of the …

Blush Declutter

Ever since the eyeshadow declutter I knew I'd eventually have to go through the entire collection. To make it easier on myself I decided to tackle this in stages. After this round I'll put the "maybes" to test and see what more I can part with at the end of the year.

When I did The Blush Tag I was reminded of how many blushes I had that were being underutilized. It's a shame truly.

After some decluttering, depotting and reorganisation the collection still could use some trimming. To see the full rundown check out my Periscope.

The only thing here that needs to be trashed is the Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow blush. I tried man but I rarely remember to use cream products. I really don't want to part with my Maybelline blush but sighhhhhhhhhhhhh how many mauve blushes can a girl need? Tarte blushes apply to the face wayyyyy better than they swatch but I still believe that the Tarte full sized blushes are better than the mini ones. Thanks to the amazing resource t…

Mask Monday | Vitamasques Bamboo Charcoal Mask

This review is extra special because I didn't write it 😀Very often in the past I've given one of my friends a product to try so I could include their experience in a review. It's truly 'the more the merrier' around here: we can't possibly know everything therefore when we all share our thoughts the better we all will be for it. So when I decided to buy a new sheet mask I say lemme get one for Marsha since she's been asking about pore tightening products. She was under no obligation to do a review; I just asked that she let me know how it worked.

Marsha clearly decided to #updeting...and mek my eyes spring water in the process. Here is her review on the Vitamasques Bamboo Charcoal Mask:

"I am a regular reader of the Moden Makeup blog and value Lucinda and Heidi’s opinions on makeup, but especially on skin care products... so, I was more than eager to give my two cents worth on the Vitamasques Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying + Pore Tightening Korean Face Mas…