Four Natural Face Masks to Add to Your Collection




Feast your eyes and treat your skin!



Feast your eyes and treat your skin!

This month I have been obsessing over natural face masks! I’ve done some cool DIY recipes with my new essential oils (more on that in the future), and copy-catted some DIY from Pinterest (good and bad–egg masks are NOT COOL), but I finally took a look at my own personal collection and realized I have a ton of face masks! I haven’t even included my LUSH fresh face mask or my Morgan’s Boutique Iced Mint Mask. Those two I’ve gushed about enough on here, so if you’re looking for something other than the usual suspects, this is your post. I love that these masks are truly like food for your skin. These natural face masks leave your skin feeling deliciously smooth, matte, and just plain ready for the day!

I love ACURE’s cell stimulating facial mask because it has a base of green clay which makes it a good pick for my fellow oily gals and guys out there in internet-land. This made me feel like a monster because it is literally bright green. The smell is light and it’s packed with Seabuckthorn (my fave) and Argan oil. I concentrated the mask around the sides of my nose and within my chin area to get the best oil removal. My skin felt a little tight afterwards, but it was well worth it. There’s a note of spearmint too which wakes up your face. 

If you’re looking for a lift, the Osmosis Hydralift Mask has a gel base that helps to plump the skin and firm with use. Cucumber, peppermint, and green tea extract hydrate and comfort and aloe vera promotes cell renewal. This is great for mature skin or young skin alike! The gel feel is different than you would get from a typical clay based mask, but I enjoyed it! This one is a bit pricey, but if you can score it, a little goes a long way and the product truly works, which for me justifies a heftier spend!

When it comes to TOTAL brand crushes, I’m a sucker for etsy-based shops and truly artisan craftsmanship. Enter Becca and Mars Lavender Love. I used this more as a scrub than a mask, but that’s not to say it’s not equally awesome for both! Everything in this shop is hand-made. This scrub features white corn meal, almond meal, and essential oils of lavender, bergamot, and clary sage. This is a floral, yet earthy scrub which offers some great aromatherapy benefits with its essential oils! I’m also obsessed with their jars for packaging bigger products. When a product looks as awesome as it works, I’m a happy camper. This is a great mask for someone who wants a gentle, effective cleanser and natural face mask in one. 

Finally…my current mask obsession…The Little Alchemist Cocoa & Banana Face Glow is the bomb! I love this natural face mask because when you open it it is literally cocoa and banana deliciousness! This smells like dessert and sucks up oil like no other. This mask is full of goodies for the skin: turmeric, pomegranate, spirulina, and mushroom, and instantly improves the condition of your skin. I was glowing like the sun. :) I used this mask after a few days outside in the summer heat and some beach days. My skin was craving some exfoliating and detoxification.

Before the summer’s over get your hands on one (or all) of these potions. We always try and feed our bodies right, but don’t forget about our skin! Rock these skin superfoods and take more selfies! You’re going to want to!

Editor’s Note: Some of the product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I was not provided any compensation for this review other than the aforementioned products.

My Week in Instagram – Summer’s Slowdown

Ready? It’s tantrum time because in less than three weeks I’m back to the grind in the classroom. Really, the structure is exactly what I crave this time of the year, but August has a bittersweetness to it. It just seems to go by so quickly no matter how much I try and savor the moments. I guess that’s life, huh? 



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I’m Myles and I love the car!

The week began with this handsome boy farting in our car on the way to the vet, haha. Seriously though, he’s coming along so much in terms of socialization and growth. He can sit, lay down, stand up, heel, stay, and wait. We’re refining his “polite leash walking” and working on that each day. I’ve been taking advantage of my summer off to leash train. It’s not always pretty, but it’s always getting better. AKC Canine Good Citizen here we come!



Backyard bliss.



Backyard bliss.

We realized that it was AUGUST and we hadn’t just relaxed outside in our own backyard! Seriously. So, one evening Keith and I took the time to sit outside with the pup and savor the moment. We really worked on sprucing up our outdoor space this summer and the lights and signs do it for us.



ChocoLOVE



ChocoLOVE



Lush haul!



Lush haul!

I’ve been loving my summer beauty products I’ve been collecting and sampling. The Little Alchemist Cacao and Banana Face Glow mask is top notch! It’s cruelty free, organic, and smells like dessert! My face really felt awesome afterwards and my blackhead areas (nose creases, ugh!), felt clean and smooth. I received this sample in a Petit Vour box and it’s been one of my faves! The Lush haul was picked up when we went to see Pepper, Rebelution, and Sublime with Rome. All in all a good night of music, skincare, and palazzo pants worn by yours truly.



Red hair, don't care.



Red hair, don’t care.

Selfie Saturday to end the week? Sure, why not! I was waiting for my Momma to pick me up so we could spend the day together and do fun girly things. I went red this summer and I’m getting it freshened up just in time for school to start in a few weeks. I don’t know WHY I didn’t go lighter sooner. Being a redhead is pretty darn awesome! Happy Sunday, loves and lads!



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