Spring is here and that means it’s time to clean out the old and in with the new. For me, that means getting some new must-have items to last the new year and make me feel refreshed. I’m always looking for new things that will help me do this, and I’ve found some great items that I’d love to share, so let us get started.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
Now that I’m a single mom, I am enjoying life! Yes, my life has changed and parenting is a bit harder and stressful but I am looking at the positive side of things. I love trying new products, especially with fun scents. I am also in search of travel-friendly and compact beauty products I can take with me when I am out and about!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Are you a fan of sheet masks? Which of these Burt’s Bees masks would you like to try?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
With summer around the corner, I am looking to achieve a natural glow! Now that I am back in California, I find myself getting a natural tan just from being outside for only a short time. However, I am also concerned with keeping my skin hydrating and feeling soft and smooth.
We found two products that will help you discover a natural glow!
More and more, consumers are realizing that they have choices. For me, I know I have a choice to choose cruelty-free beauty products. For the longest time, I always choose green-friendly, eco-friendly and earth-friendly cleaning products, especially after my son was born. I realized when I was pregnant that I wanted to use safer products to clean our home. There was no need to use chemicals that made me dizzy just to clean!
As an expectant mother I wanted to share some things that I am using to get through it and to pamper myself while getting ready for my world to change!
Its so easy to get caught up in cleaning your house, getting things ready for your baby to arrive and letting the time slip away without taking care of yourself, or doing things for yourself to keep you looking and feeling your best!… [read more]
I’m getting so tired and fed up with this cold weather and all I want is to be whisked away to somewhere nice and hot. I’m dreaming of leaving these wet and snowy days in the past. I’m the kind of gal that loves it hot and enjoys everything summer. So I’ve finally found a way to get that little bit of summer in the middle of winter.
One of my favorite things to do is draw a nice, hot, steamy bath and soak until all my cares have vanished and with the help of SoftSoap Earths Blend, I can do just that! Getting clean has never smelled so good. The new Earth Blends smell AMAZING! There are three different scents to the Earths Blend line: Pink Grapefruit & Cucumber, Pomegranate & Plum, Coconut & Fig. My favorite is the Pink Grapefruit & Cucumber. It’s the perfect mix of scents and leaves you feeling super clean…. [read more]
It’s time to mark your calendars! Starting March 18th, The Better Skin Co. will be available at an ULTA Beauty Store near you!
I am so honored for the opportunity to try this brand before it hits stores! I was not familiar with The Better Skin Co., so I am so thrilled to share the brand and products with all of you! Are you ready?