My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 23-29, 2017

It has become so cold in Kansas City!  It definitely is fall and almost feels like winter!  I am enjoying it, though!

My favorites this week include a cleanser that will get the gunk out of pores, a cool rubber mask and sweet smelling bath products:

Bioré Skincare Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

Bioré Skincare Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser ($7.99 USD) —  This breakthrough cleanser gets pores twice as clean after just one use, in as little as 30 seconds. By combining natural charcoal with Bioré Skincare’s exclusive Skin Purifying Technology, this cleanser provides targeted deep cleansing for a smooth, clear complexion without irritating skin.

What I think: This is a great cleanser for cleaning pores.  It gets in and helps with blackheads and pore size without irritating skin.  This is also great for teenagers who want to get clean and not worry about drying out their skin.

Purchase at select food, drug and mass merchant stores

Masqueology Intensive Moisturizing Rubber Mask

Masqueology Intensive Moisturizing Rubber Mask ($2.50 USD) — This rubber mask moisturizes and improves skin elasticity with hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, green seaweed extract, chamomile, lavender, soy protein, almond protein, wheat protein and several other ingredients guaranteed to soothe skin and make it glow. The product is not tested on animals.

What I think: This is so fun to use! You first apply the cream that’s in pouch on top to the skin, then apply the two peice rubber mask.  It’s light blue and looks creepy on! I left it on for 20 minutes, but it gave a range of 15 to 30. It feels cold on my face, so in cooler weather, it may not be as comfortable on.    When I removed it, there wasn’t any serum left to rub in and my skin was a bit red.  It did leave my skin smooth, and calmed down shortly after.

This will be available at Walmart stores soon, so keep an eye out for it!

Zoella Beauty Soak Opera Bath Soak & Shower Cream ($9.95 USD)– Say hello to your new bubbly bestie with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Aloe extracts to soften and condition skin.

Zoella Beauty Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub ($11 USD) — Reveal dazzling skin with Zoella Beauty Sugar Scrub Pretty Polished! Buff your skin beautiful with my gorgeously scented body sugar scrub. Pretty Polished removes dull skin for a super smooth and radiant finish! Rub a dub scrub!

Surround yourself in Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful‘s serene scent and enter your very own secret garden. Spray this elegant scent to mist your body with fresh and floral notes. Enriched wih Vitamin E and fruit extracts -Blissful Mistful truly is bliss in a bottle.

What I think: I love the fragrance of these products, they are yummy — sweet, but not cloying.  The scrub works so well to smooth my skin!  And the Soak Opera gives great bubbles in the tub or shower.  I do love taking baths, so I enjoyed using it for a bubble bath.  Blissful Mistful is a light scent.  I think my daughter will love it because it’s sweet and floral.  Very fresh and young.

Purchase Zoella products at

What products are you loving this week?


Masqueology 24K Gold Collection

Masqueology 24K Gold Group
Have you tried Masqueology beauty products?  I love their masks and was excited to try new products!  I received samples from their 24K Gold-based skincare line.  So exciting!  The products are:

24K Gold Under Eye Gel Masks: 15 pairs ($9.88 USD) of single-use, hydrogel undereye patches with gold and collagen will lift and firm the eye area while reducing the appearance of dark circles. The hyrdrogel increases moisture and elasticity in the skin.

What I think: I love the fun gold tin they are in.  The masks are a light gold and have a mild lotiony scent.  I leave them on for ten minutes or so and they do firm my eye area.  I haven’t seen a difference in my dark circle yet, but will keep using them.

24K Gold Eye Cream  ($10.83 USD) — with Gold and Adenosine will work to lift and firm the eye area while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also contains anti-aging superstar ingredient Niacinamide.

What I think: This is a firming eye cream that leaves the under eye area looking smooth. I use it all around my eye to keep my lids firm.

24K Gold Serum ($12.72 USD) is an anti-aging formula that promises to give moisture and elasticity to the skin while helping to restore a more youthful complexion. Skin is left feeling smooth and refreshed.

What I think: This serum has flecks of gold in it.  It leaves the skin with a subtle sheen, but not  glitter. The scent when first applied is almost like an old time face cream, but that dissipates pretty quickly. Skin is glowy when applied.

24K Gold Cream ($13 USD) with shimmer is formulated with gold and hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin for maximum moisture. Gold pearls give an all-over sun-kissed glow. Key ingredients include Gold, Adenosine, Vitamin A and Vitamin E.

What I think: This cream smells really great! Kind of sweet and citrusy.  The gold in this is fairly noticeable on, but it is since it is rich, it makes a great night cream. So I don’t worry about the glitter.In the morning, my skin is soft and so hydrated.

I have to say that all of the products are beautifully packaged in gorgeous containers, especially for the price point.  They are so affordable for anti-aging products and the gold is a nice touch!  I recommend picking up a piece or two and trying it!

Available at Walmart stores.



My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 26-March 5, 2017

Even though it’s getting warmer, my skin and hair are still dry and need hydration.  I love receiving new products to try for this and have been loving so many lately!

Below are natural bath and body products, anti-aging skincare and face and hair masks:

Le Couvent des Minimes Gardener’s Hand Healer ($19 2.6 oz) blends 20% of the finest grade Shea Butter with seven Beneficial Plants to enhance the appearance of your hands.This intensive formula restores moisture to the skin and protects active, chapped and cracked hands like an invisible glove to leave them soft and smooth.

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Minimes ($38 3.4 fl. oz.) continues the tradition of the Eaux de Cologne that were prepared in convents in times gone by. This original recipe is a fragrant water, which can be applied generously to the body. It combines 3 refreshing citrus fruits with 7 plants from the official garden, selected for their beneficial properties.

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine Relaxing Shower Veil ($12 USD) — Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Inspired by the relaxing setting of the Convent,this rich, plant-based cleansing base gently cleanses skin while leaving behind a revitalizing fragrance.

Purchase at Ulta stores and

Meaningful Beauty Skin Softening Cleanser: ($30 USD) — Gentle and oil-free, it contains a unique apple extract that helps to minimize the skin from the visible signs of premature aging. This lightweight, softening cleanser is gentle enough to be used alone as a makeup remover, yet strong enough to strip away makeup, dirt and debris, leaving behind healthier, more refreshed looking skin.

Meaningful Beauty Deep Cleansing Masque: ($40 USD) — Referred to as the line’s “facial-in-a-bottle,” it’s designed to lift the skin and exfoliate impurities. An infusion of antioxidants and marine extracts deep clean, purify and revive stressed skin to reveal fresh, younger, radiant looking skin after one use.

Meaningful Beauty Créme de Serum: ($64 USD) — Combines the power of a serum with the rich, moisturizing effects of a crème, it works to combat the signs of aging with three powerful anti-aging ingredients: super-antioxidant melon complex, anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid. Its designed ‘s help protect skin, increase hydration and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while providing a fresh, dewy look.
Purchase at Ulta stores and

Masqueology Collagen Hydro Gold Gel ($2.50 USD).  A synthetic mesh 2-piece single use facial mask saturated with advanced multi-functioning ingredients creates a gel like texture that contours to your face leaving it softer and hydrated while refining fine lines and wrinkles. The Gold Gel mask is loaded with collagen and gold to help hydrate and revitalize the dull fatigued skin while detoxifying the impurities in the skin to give an overall glow and life to the skin.

Masqueology Volumizing hair mask ($3 USD) will supply nutritious ingredients to help hair that are flat and drooping giving bounce and elasticity. Ingredients such as keratin, potato, macadamia, camellia help volumize and give shine to lifeless hair. This one and only kind of hair mask utilizes the heat from your body to help deliver the nutritious ingredients deep into the follicles and shaft of the flat drooping hair to give bounce and elasticity.

Masqueology Aqua Hydrating Sleeping Pack ($2.50 USD) — creates a moisture barrier while you sleep to retain moisture and to hydrate the dry tired skin. The skin will feel smooth and revitalized when you wake up in the morning.

Available at Walmart stores and