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Clarins Normalizing Facial Mask

The Clarins Normalizing Facial Mask can be found at pretty much every Clarins counter. This clay mask is a pretty light peach colour and has a beautiful floral scent to it. It applies like a dream because it’s so smooth and well blended. This mask doesn’t get super dry so you can put it on […]

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Caudalie Purifying Mask

This one is for those of you who want the clay without the tight drying feeling that some masks can leave. The Caudalie Purifying Mask smells wonderfully herby but doesn’t go on as smoothly as some of the other masks that I’ve tried. Applying a thick layer, however, does the trick and since the mask […]

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Minty Masks Part 3

I expected Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty to be super minty what with the etymology of the name coming from the Latin magna meaning big and the American minty meaning… that which is of the mint. In any case, this mask is minty but it’s not too strong. The scent of the mask is actually more […]

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Minty Masks Part 2

The Body Shop Blue Corn 3 in 1 Deep Cleansing Scrub Mask has been part of the Body Shop line ever since I can remember but I had never tried it before. To my surprise, this mask was actually quite minty! The scrubby bits in this mask are very finely ground so they end up […]

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Minty Masks part 1

This one’s for those of you who like your masks minty. The B. Kamins Diatomous Earth Mask has the scent of sweet mint and feels refreshingly cool on the skin. It’s not so minty that your face burns – nobody needs that kind of irritation. It’s just minty enough to wake you up! The mask […]

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Biotherm Biopur Balancing Purifying Mask

This is a traditional clay mask and what a mask it is! Major points for smelling beautifully fresh and clean. This mask has white clay in it to aid in the absorption of excess oil and impurities that may be on the surface of the skin. The Biopur mask is silky smooth, unlike some other […]

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Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque

We start then, with a mask that’s not necessarily for combination skin but is definitely a mask that’s good for the summer. The Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque is a green gel that claims to soothe skin so that it looks its best. Upon putting this masque on, my skin felt instantly refreshed – […]

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Sneak Peek: Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher

This new gem from Estee Lauder does it all – it makes your face feel silky smooth, absorbs oil throughout the day, and gives you that polished appearance that you crave – all with two pumps of Idealist Skin Refinisher. Makeup primer this is not – it doesn’t have the typical silicone formulation or feel […]

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Fresh Sugar Face Polish

First off: this really is a polish rather than a scrub. The sugar granules in this are so fine that I found they had all melted away about 30 seconds into scrubbing. Sugar says that you can use this as a mask and leave it on your face for a little while and then scrub […]

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Always Wear Sunscreen

In most places, the sun is now out and beating hard, so it’s only fitting that I now talk about some of the sunscreens that I’ve tried and what I thought of them. I’ve decided that this summer, I’m going to try to cover up as much as possible so that I don’t burn and […]

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