(Note- I did get the product for free to review by Influenster. This did not color my review at all)
One of those goodies actually made me squeal.
I recieved a little trial size packet of the Passion Peel off face mask.
I haven't tried that one before but I know this brand very very well.
Montagne Jeunesse face masks are among my go to I need to feel pretty but only have 4$ in my pocket products.
Find them at your local drug store and I really recommend stocking up when they are on sale. Doing a one off face mask is a really nice way to give yourself some self love.
Now this mask in particular is one of the ones that looks like gel, you spread it on your clean face then peel it off.
From the website:
Gently peel away dead skin with our amazing Passion Peel Off deep cleansing masque. Our Pomegranate and Passion Flower formula cleans, purifies and protects leaving your skin feeling fresh and radiant.
• Gluten Free
• Nut Derivative Free
• No Added Parabens
This product says it is good for normal and oily skin.
I would not suggest this if you are a fuzzy faced person. Some of us have downy furry faces and peel off masks will hurt if you are fuzzy. If you are fuzzy go for a mud mask.
This mask is soothing and cooling. Peel off masks are a summer favorite for me. It feels really good to put one on then sit near a fan.
This mask left my skin feeling nice and soft. No irritation (we all know I have sensitive cranky skin) and it came off very easily.
It's not my favorite mask though.
My personal all time favorite from this company are self heating. They warm up on your face and feel very luxurious.
I love the Sensuous Spice (despite how much I loathe the word sensuous) mask. It smells edible and that warming sensation is just, UNF it's wonderful.
The Red Hot Earth Sauna mask though is my girlfriend. This mask is just goodness.
Here's the thing.
One of the habits and ways of supporting myself and loving myself I have is caring for my skin. If you've read me for a while you know that when it comes to dings to my self esteem, my skin always does it.
Also self care can be expensive but it doesn't have to be. That is something I've only realized in the last few years.
A lot of the time I can skip something for a few days, collect up a few dollars and go buy something like a packet of a luxe face mask, then I spend quality time with myself. I show myself via my actions that I love myself.
That's really the point here. Like any other relationship your relationship with yourself takes time and effort.
I can't tell you how sometimes when I'm feeling awful and gross and ugly, ten minutes of close loving attention is so refreshing.
I think this is especially important when you're just starting to learn to love yourself or when you're having an especially hard time.
For you busy folks, parents and those of us working (whatever kind of work) I believe that those five or ten minutes whenever you can manage them are so restorative.
Also we all know I like feeling fancy.
Montagne Jeunesse is on my list of things that make me feel fancy.
If you can't find these locally try searching Amazon or via their official website. If you're broke try this.
Talk to 2-3 friends. Tell them you really want some of these masks but can't justify postage for them entirely. Ask them if they want some too. Order 10-15, agree on who gets them and ships them. Voila. Fanciness for everyone.
You don't have to have money to feel fancy. You don't have to have scads of time to feel beautiful or loving towards yourself.
Bottom line is this my darlings.
All you really need to get going is the desire. Next save your change for two weeks. Take that change, go to Bartell's, Walgreens, CVS where ever, grab a mask like this.
Then tuck it away.
One night when you're feeling gross or tired, or just meh. Whip that bad boy out, close the bathroom door and sit with a book or a magazine and let it work.
Wipe off and feel loved and restored for a while.
Now I promised some friends that I would start posting some of my DIY foodstuff and random household recipes for hair and skin.
Would y'all be interested in reading them here?
Did you have a good holiday if you celebrate them?
I felt loved, got a little drunk and GOT A FREAKING SNUGGIE AND IT IS AWESOME.
Now I'm off. I love you my homies and haters.
2012 here we come.