Treat Yourself To A Bit Of Luxury

Treat Yourself To A Bit Of Luxury

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As moms, we tend to forget about our own wants and needs. Actually, we tend to take care of our needs instead of our wants. We also focus on our families and their needs before our own.

Moms: it doesn’t have to be that way. It is okay to take time for yourself and focus on your own wants, especially when it comes to your health and beauty.

It is never too late to treat yourself to a bit of luxury! It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. There are easy ways to do it.

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Does This Skin Cleanser For Eczema Really Work?

SkinSmart Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser for Eczema Therapy Main Image

Eczema has been the bane of my existence for nearly four years now. I can’t even tell you how or why I have it. One day I started itching and four years later, I’m still dealing with it and looking for ways to treat my eczema. It has healed quite a bit, and at its worse, I literally scratched my skin off. I had to buy gauze and these pads to help stop the bleeding and keep me from scratching.

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Treat Your Skin to K-Beauty Favorites

Treat Your Skin to K-Beauty Favorites

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The term K-Beauty has been buzzing around the beauty landscape for a few years now. There are blogs, YouTube channels, and websites dedicated to bringing these unique beauty products and skincare routine beyond the borders of South Korea. Perhaps it’s because these strange, sometimes esoteric, products can truly transform your skin. For this reason, I always jump at the chance to try new K-Beauty Favorites from brands like Laneige and Mamonde.

K-Beauty Favorites – Laneige

Laneige is probably one of the first K-Beauty brands I sampled. I remember receiving some of their amazing products in a subscription box. Since then, I’ve been continually impressed by the inventiveness and effectiveness of their products. What makes the brand a standout is their Water Science technology, which uses different types of water to address skin concerns.

When the brand asked if I would like to try their Mini Pore Blur Perfector and Heating & Cooling Duo, I immediately said yes.

K-Beauty Favorites Laneige Mini Pore Blue Perfector

The Mini Pore collection is ideal for reducing pore size and controlling oil. The Blur Perfector features a proprietary blend of mint water and pine needle extract. It is designed to hydrate and purify your skin. I like to use this product as my daily moisturizer.

While I don’t have oily skin, I do have some areas where my pores could be smaller. After incorporating the Perfector into my skincare routine over the past month, I can see a difference in my pore size. They aren’t as large, and my skin doesn’t look as dehydrated.

Another component of the Mini Pore collection is the Heating & Cooling Duo. This duo is designed to target congested pores by reducing sebum and removing impurities. If you’ve used any K-Beauty Favorites before, you’ll always notice the prominence of steps in their products. It’s one of my favorite aspects of their skincare routines.

K-Beauty Favorites Laneige Mini Pore Heating & Cooling Duo

The first step of the easy-to-use duo involves applying the Heating Gel. As you massage the gel into your problem areas the product begins to warm up. This helps to loosen all the gunk in your pores. It’s also a good hand/arm workout because the process requires you to perform the massage for 10-15 minutes.

K-Beauty Favorites Laneige Heating & Cleaning Duo

After you rinse off the gel, it’s time for step 2, the Clay Mask. Like the Heating Gel, the Clay Mask packaging features a flat, angled applicator. This makes applying the product to your skin easy and less messy. The creamy cacao walnut mask is designed to absorb oil, remove residue, and leave pores looking smaller.

K-Beauty Favorites Laneige Mask Duo Product Close-ups

Since I have dry, sensitive skin, this mask was a bit too intense for my skin. I often have issues with clay masks as a result. In order to get the benefits, I usually have to find a milder option or adjust wear time. I will definitely keep using this duo because I definitely could tell my pores were cleaned out, but I will have to reduce the amount of time I leave each product on my skin.

K-Beauty Favorites – Mamonde

Another one of my K-Beauty favorites is Mamonde. What I love most about the brand is all of their skincare and make-up are inspired by the power of flowers. In this case, we are talking about the Narcissus flower, which is known for its ability to store water. As someone with very dry skin, I crave hydration and any product that can help my skin hold on to it.

K-Beauty Favorites Mamonde Narcissus Floral Hydro Collection

I was extremely excited to try the Floral Hydro Cream and Eye Gel Cream. After using them for a month, in conjunction with the Laneige Pore Perfector, I’m in love. Both the eye gel and the cream feature a light-weight texture. I use the eye gel both morning and night, and the cream as my nighttime moisturizer. Both feel cooling and comforting to my skin. I always wake-up feel hydrated and refreshed.

Where I’ve noticed the difference the most in around my eyes. The skin looks and feels softer, less bumpy, and less dry thanks to the Mamonde’s Water-Cycle Technology and Micro-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid. The lightweight, gel formula also absorbs quickly so it doesn’t irritate my eyes.

Mamonde was also kind enough to send me their Camellia Flower Lab Essence Sheet Mask and Calendula Flower Lab Essence Sheet Mask. Sheet Masks are one of my K-Beauty Favorites. I’m kind of obsessed with them and can never have enough.

K-Beauty Favorites Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Masks

Of course, I adored using both of them because they left my skin feeling extra hydrated. The Camellia mask is designed to refine the complexion and enhance radiance, while the Calendula mask is designed to soothe and comfort. And because they are both made from Eucalyptus tree pulp they adhere beautifully to the skin. I definitely need more of these masks in my collection.

K-Beauty Favorites Mamonde Mask Use

I highly recommend giving these K-Beauty favorites a try. After trying out all of the products from Laneige and Mamonde for last month or so my skin looks and feels happy and hydrated. I even brought them along on a recent trip to New York and Atlanta, and they held up beautifully in both climates and on three different airplane adventures. They also helped my skin weather a recent cold, which usually leaves me looking haggard.

Have you tried any K-Beauty Favorites? What is your favorite mask treatment?

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Washcloths For Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin can get quite frustrating. Just about anything and everything irritates and breaks my skin out. Because of that, I’m always on the hunt for the next product that’s going to do wonders for my skin. This product caught me off guard.

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Your Favorite Moisturizer With SPF

Your Favorite Moisturizer With SPF

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

A few months ago, I was introduced to Olay Whip, considered to be a unicorn moisturizer by many, including myself. Have you tried Olay Whip? If not, you are missing out!

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Turn To Sensitive Skincare For Summer

Turn To Sensitive Skincare For Summer

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

I don’t know about you but I love summer! I love the sun, the warm weather and breathing in the fresh air. Every spring and summer, I am reminded to change up my skincare routine. I tend to go lighter with my beauty products. I ditch the heavier moisturizer cream and opt for a lightweight moisturizer.

Are you looking for ways to turn to sensitive skincare for summer? We have just the brand to share with you!

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Moisturize Your Hands in Luxury

 

Moisturize Your Hands in Florals 

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There’s nothing like treating yourself to luxury skincare. It’s great for your skin and your well-being. One of my favorite indulgences is the brand Molton Brown. I’ve been a fan since I first received a sample of their hand lotion. It was heaven on earth from my dry hands. Now, you can enjoy their Limited Edition Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise and moisturize your hands in this amazing floral scent.

Moisturize Your Hands in Florals

I wash my hands a lot, which can sometimes dry my skin out. And thanks to my already dry and sensitive prone skin, this can be a problem. I also have issues with certain soaps, so much so my skin can break out, peel or just itch. This never happens with the Molton Brown fine liquid hand wash or lotion.

Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Hand Wash

The Molton Brown Lily of the Valley & Start Anise hand wash and lotion are enriched with floral top, heart and base notes:

  • Top notes: star anise, magnolia and green mandarin
  • Heart notes: lily of the valley, peony and white tea
  • Base notes: ylang-ylang, sandalwood, and white musk

Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Hand Lotion

I’m not one to typically gravitate towards floral scents but I really like this one. I think the base notes help add a nice musky touch to help keep the floral notes from overpowering the scent. Whether you love florals or not, you will love this line from Molton Brown, and not just because of the scent. Both the soap and the lotion moisturize your hands to soft, hydrated perfection.

Moisturize your hands in florals - lotion results

I like to keep the lotion next to the soap on my sink. So, each time I wash my hands, I can follow it up with the extra hydration of the lotion. I find using the two in combination helps keeps my dry hands feeling and smelling amazing all day long.

Indulge in Molton Brown

As amazing as Molton Brown items are, you might not want to share them. But some secrets are meant to be shared. I definitely think the Lily of the Valley & Star Anise line is one of them. This beautiful set would make a great Mother’s Day, Birthday, Baby Shower, or Housewarming gift for the favorite ladies in your life. Moisturize your hands or theirs in the cruelty-free luxury of Molton Brown.

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What’s your favorite hand care scent? Have you tried products from Molton Brown?

 

 

Travel-Friendly Mineral Makeup

Travel-Friendly Mineral Makeup

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I have been a fan of mineral makeup for years now. I first tried mineral makeup soon after my son was born. I was searching for natural products to use because I was interested in removing chemicals and unwanted ingredients from our household and my beauty products. Back then, mineral makeup came in jars and it usually got all over the place! Now, there are more options when it comes to natural makeup!

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Treat Your Skin With Cruelty-Free Beauty

Treat Your Skin With Cruelty-Free Beauty

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When it comes to beauty, there are many brands I have tried and others I want to try. I tend to wait until the right moment comes for me to take a chance to try new brands and products. With recent changes to my personal life, I am doing my best to try different types of makeup and skincare.

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Quick Sheet Mask Treatments

Quick Sheet Mask Treatments 

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I have a confession to make. I have a slight addiction/obsession with sheet masks. Even though I might look quite silly while I’m wearing one, they’re a fun treat for my skin. As a longtime fan of Burt’s Bees, I was extremely excited to hear they were coming out with their own collection. I couldn’t wait to cover my face with these new sheet mask gems.

A Sheet Mask for Every Skin Type

Burt's Bees Sheet Mask

There are currently three face masks in the Burt’s Bees collection:

  • Purifying with Kiwi Extract sheet mask – gently cleanses while moisturizing
  • Hydrating with Clary Sage sheet mask – instantly moisturizes & improves skin texture
  • Detoxifying Charcoal with Honey sheet mask  – removes impurities for an invigorating cleanse

All of the masks are 99% natural, cruelty-free, dermatologist tested and formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum. What also makes these masks so unique is they are designed to be quick treatments. Most facial masks I’ve used require you to leave them on for at least 10-15 minutes, sometimes longer. While I like having a quick sheet mask treatment option, I’m not sure how much benefit you get from 2-5 minutes.

Burt's Bee's Sheet Mask Packaging

Of the three masks, my favorite is the Detoxifying. It fit well on my face, felt nice on my skin, and contained the perfect amount of formula. The mask did a nice job of treating my skin without irritation, which sometimes happens when I use charcoal masks. I know I will continue to the Detoxifying mask whenever I want to quickly remove impurities.

Burt's Bees Sheet Mask Usage

 

I found the Hydrating and Purifying masks hard to work with. Both were hard to apply and kind of dry. I even had to lay down to keep the Hydrating mask on my face. The Purifying mask made my skin feel like it was on fire. The two minutes was about all I could stand. The Hydrating sheet mask left my skin feeling dry and sticky, instead of moisturized. I think part of the problem is these masks aren’t as wet as most sheet masks so they don’t properly distribute the formula.

Eye and Lip Masks

Burt's Bees Lips and Eye Sheet Mask

In addition to sheet masks, Burt’s Bees also has a Rejuvenating Eye Mask and Moisturizing Lip Mask. The eye mask (99.9% natural) uses Rosehip Seed Extract and Jojoba Oil to help reinvigorate tired skin. The Lip Mask (100% natural) contains Meadowfoam Seed and Almond Oil, which helps hydrate and define lips.

Like their face mask counterparts, these masks are also cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum.

Of the two masks, the five-minute, Rejuvenating eye mask is my favorite. It left the skin around my eyes feeling very hydrated and looking less puffy and smoother. I would absolutely use these again and again. I’ve tried many eye masks and many of them are so strong they irritate my sensitive skin. These eye masks don’t. I think this might have to do with the fact they are made from fabric as opposed to a gel. I find some gels masks can be very intense.

Burt's Bees Lip and Eye Mask Usage

I did have some issues with the Moisturizing lip mask. It didn’t fit well over my lips and was hard to keep on during the five-minute treatment. The formula in the mask also irritated my lips. I often have this issue with 100% natural ingredients because my skin is very sensitive. After using the mask my lips felt dry and slightly inflamed in places.

Burt's Bees Eye and Lip Sheet Mask Results

Although not all of the new Burt’s Bees sheet masks worked for me, I’m glad I was able to try them. As a fan of the brand, I was hesitant to write this post, but I also want to be honest with our readers. Additionally, I think it’s important for brands to hear from their consumers, so they can continue to improve their products. I look forward to seeing what Burt’s Bees will do with their sheet mask line in the future.

 

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Are you a fan of sheet masks? Which of these Burt’s Bees masks would you like to try?