Skincare: Masked Beauty Facial Masks


Nothing makes me happier than to use products that are made with REAL ingredients and products that actually work!!! Yes, please!

With the weather being a bit erratic and stress being a constant variable my skin needed a boost! I have to say that I have recently been introduced and now obsessed with skincare facial masks and these complimentary products from ‘Masked Beauty Skincare’ which have been amazing for my skin. Particularly the purifying charcoal and diamond facial mask and the exfoliating coffee & chocolate facial masks have been an absolute game changer. When a product is free of parabens, phthalates, triclosan, formaldehyde, polyethylene microbeads, toluene, and bisphenol A (BPA)….um you can definitely count me in. I am very VERY aware of what I put into my body as well as what I put on my body.

A very popular ingredient to use for beauty and health is charcoal- or activated charcoal. Since charcoal can be used from a variety of different sources not all sources are intended for the health and beauty industry. So, it is important to know that charcoal made for the health and beauty industries are different versions than the charcoal used for outdoor grilling.

However, if you’re still scratching your head and still pondering from what natural sources than look no further; coconut shells, coconut husks, and other nut shells. Also, activated charcoal has its place within the medical arena too, so you may want to go and check it out, but for here and now I’m simply sticking with the benefits it has with health and beauty.

With a slight background of why charcoal is used, you can see why it’s sought out and used within health and beauty products. Charcoal can effectively absorb bacteria and toxins from the surface of the skin thus allowing you to have amazingly clear skin. Giving your skin that extra boost it desperately needed.

Coffee more specifically the caffeine from the coffee, just like charcoal, also has added health benefits when added to moisturizers, lotions, and facial exfoliates. Caffeine can help to even tone and smooth your skin from reducing inflammation and redness to helping to reduce the appearance of pesky dark under eye circle, to helping to reduce and diminish fine lines. Caffeine is not just your quick pick me up as part of your morning routine, but it’s also beneficial to applying to your skin topically!

I am so happy I found this company and if you want to give it a shot you will NOT be disappointed. Masked Beauty has other flavors too, so whatever skin ailment you are experiencing know there is help on the way!

*** One side note, is to be careful because charcoal can stain counter tops, towels, and clothes

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Garnier Fructis Hydrating Hair Mask

garnier-fruictis-hair-mask.jpgWho doesn’t absolutely love trying out new products…especially complimentary products from Garnier USA that can help restore my hair during this time of the year?  You may be someone who also falls into one or maybe two or even all the following categories:

1.  Dull hair
2.  Hair is lifeless and lacking volume
3. Hair is completely dried out not to mention brittle
4. Hair is overly processed and damaged beyond any kind of repair

Then, I have found a great solution for you to try!!!

Garnier’s Hydrating hair mask not only has been a total game changer in giving my hair an additional color boost, yes I said color boost as if I just left the salon, but it seemed to reverse the dried out damage ends in about 1 treatment, AND by the way smells amazing as an added benefit!

This hair mask is definitely a ‘must use before any gathering or function’ you have coming up!  This is the type of product I know I will continue to use and not just during those cold sub-zero temperatures but also during the crazy hazy, hot and humid summer months too!   Just like during the cold winter months can cause some major damage to your hair, so can spending an entire day at the beach or a few hours out by the pool can also weaken and damage your hair just the same.

It is probably safe to say at any point throughout the year from season-to-season your hair is being put to the test from every fashion and beauty angle.  So now you have one very powerful defense tool in your arsenal to help protect and restore your hair by using Garnier Fructis Hair Mask to help your hair truly look and feel its very best!

What is Your Morning Beauty Routine?

Many of us have our morning rituals and if that schedule somehow is affected it ruins our entire day. Okay, well maybe that’s a little dramatic but I think you all can relate to me. Simply put, we are creatures of habit.About a year ago I was searching for a shampoo that was safe and effective. I knew I wanted a product that would moisturize and add volume, a product that did not have harsh and toxic chemicals, and a product that would not further damage my hair and leave it flat and frizzy.

Was that too much to ask?!?!k here to edit.

At last, I found Alba Botanica. This shampoo met all of my criteria. I can not say enough GREAT things about Alba Botanical Hawaiian Shampoo.First of all who doesn’t LOVE coconut let’s just get that out there, well unless you don’t, then I apologize!

​My hair felt better after about a week of using my amazing new find. I could physically see that my hair looked nourished. I was delighted, my hair didn’t go flat by the afternoon nor did it get frizzy half way through the day.

Naturally, if I like one product from a company and I feel like it has helped me then I will have a strong affinity toward the companies’ other products; the halo effect.

I have tried two variations of the microbead body wash; Grapefruit and Expresso & Coffee Bean. Aside from the distinct differences in smells, both are amazing at noticeably removing the dried skin from my body.
I have noticed that my legs and back have really benefited from the use of my Alba Botanical. When I apply lotion after my shower, the lotion actually absorbs into my skin rather than just lying on the surface and not actually penetrating.
These Alba Botanical products have been a wonderful find and swear by them for my morning routine!
For me, the Acne Dote face and body scrub are also a wonderful product. I only use it for my face, but love that the little micro beads (yes they are safe for the environment) leave my face feeling cleaner, smoother and less dry. The beads sweep the dry skin and make-up off my face. I noticed that when I am applying my daily face cream it absorbs even better. 

When I use Alba Botanical Acne Dote to take my makeup off, I really feel that the makeup is off my skin and my face can breathe again.

Let me know if you have tried these products and are equally as obsessed with this company as I am!!  Cheers!