Ulta Beauty Pollution Defense Pomegranate Peel Off Mask | Skincare Review

I hate Flu season. My head feels like it weighs 100Lbs and my throat feels like I was swallowing needles.

When I get sick I break out, bad. Like, REAL BAD. I thought this was the perfect time to try out the Ulta Beauty Pollution Defense Mask.

It retails for $3. It is a translucent pink and has a fruity scent to it, that kind of smelled like alcohol to me as well. I mean, I could smell it. So it had to be strong, but that was only during application, it did dissipate by the time I had the mask completely applied. This mask is CF and Vegan and actually pretty clean for the price!

The benefits of this mask are: (from the Ulta site)

• Pomegranate, rich in Antioxidant Vitamins A and C, helps skin fight free radicals which can lead to signs of aging

• Witch Hazel helps unclog pores and purify skin

• Vitamin E helps soothe delicate skin.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Polysorbate 20, PVP, Sodium Acetate, Methyl Acetate, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Red 4.

My experience:

I found that the mask applied better with my fingers than it did a brush. I tend to use one of those flat foundation brushes to apply masks, just a cheap one.

I think I applied to much product to certain spots, because it took around an hour to completely dry down, not the suggested 20 minuets.

The peeling process was fun, very reminiscent of peeling glue of my hand when I was a kid, but this was beneficial!

After I removed the mask I felt that my skin was tight and very smooth. I also noticed this the next day! It also brought a lot of blemishes I had to a head, showing that it actually was doing something to unclog my pores!

I am very pleasantly surprised with this peel off mask! ☃️☃️☃️☃️☃️ our of 5 snowmen, will repurchase!

You can purchase it, HERE! Remember, the Ulta brand always has a sale going on. Right now it is buy 2 get 2 free!!

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Fresh Garden Manuka Honey Nutrition Mask

For some reason my trip to KY destroyed my skin. I am not sure if it was all the junk food or playing with the animals at the animal shelter. But my skin is MAD.

I just want to say, volunteering at the animal shelter with my family was so much fun, a litter of kittens slept in my arms. I wanted to take all the animals home. Leaving them all behind was so hard. We all got emotional me, my 9 year old sister, my 19 year old brother, his girl friend (who is like another sister to me), and my step mom all cried! I just wanted to share that little story!

Back to the purpose of this post!

I got this sheet mask some how from Ipsy, and I really wanted to see if it would nourish my angry skin back to its, somewhat content self.

This mask is 5 free, there are no..

  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Chlorphenesin
  • Mineral oil
  • Colorant
  • Triethanolamine

It is also 3 layers, which supposedly helps to absorb the “essence” into the skin.

It is made of Manuka Honey and violet flower extract to deeply provide nourishment and a moisturizing effect to even out skin tone.

Initial Thoughts:

The mask itself felt very fibrous. I also thought that it smelt a lot like off brand sprite. Not sure why.

The sheet mask fit my face very nicely. I find it difficult to get sheet mask to fit my face shape. I am not sure what’s wrong with my face shape, besides my disproportionate forehead. I think I have what many call a “five head”.

Here is me with the mask on! Covers really everything it need it to!

Thoughts after use:

The mask left my skin feeling very moisturized and it appeared less dull. I am actually very happy with the results!

HOWEVER, I can’t find anything online about this mask. Not the price, no where to order it, but most importantly I can’t find the brands CF stance.

That being said, would I repurchase? I don’t know, can I ever repurchase it? The lack of information scares me, so I may just pass on repurchasing this mask, even though I was very pleased with it.

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Ipsy Offer | Superhero Ingredients

*This offer is no longer available, but there are some pretty neat active offers to choose from.*

What is it: A set of mostly face masks, curated by Ipsy.

Cost: $15

Pur-lisse Blue Lotus Seed mask & Exfoliant

I will be honest with you, I never can get through a full size mask before they get gross because I have so many. I prefer these smaller sizes. This mask is meant for all skin types and is only supposed to be on for 10mins. I think I will give it a try tonight!

Kapuluau Coconut Oil

This product is 100% organic coconut oil. It can be used literally anywhere. Hair, body, face, eyes, lips, apparently even teeth according to the back of the tube. I will be getting a ton of use out of his product!

Rodial Dragons Blood Sculpting Gel

This is meant to define the faces contours and improve sagging skin. I am not sure if I will get results from this, as I am only 21, but I will ask someone else if they want it I suppose.

Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk

I have actually really wanted to try this cleanser. It’s made with clean ingredients and I have heard greats things. I am excited to give it a try.

Natural-tox Carrot Mask Sheet

These masks are meant to soothe the skin and the strengthen the protective layer over the skin. Sounds good to me!

Fresh Garden Manuka Honey Nutrition Mask

These Masks are meant to provide deep nourishment and help to even out skin tone. Who couldn’t use that?

Elensilia-IntraCELL Revitalizing Mask

As you can see from the picture, this mask is made with escargot and propolis. Which is snails and bee glue from honey. That doesn’t sit to well with me. This mask is meant to be nourishing and energizing. However, I am going to be passing this along.

Over all, I really think I am going to enjoy this offer! Besides the two products I won’t get use out of.

I still see my self purchasing more Ipsy offers in the future. I wish you got points for purchasing their offers…

Thank you so much for reading💜 What is your must have sheet mask??

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Target Beauty Box NOV. 2017| Hello Pause Button

What it is: A monthly box of drugstore beauty goodies, that IS NOT a subscription. So keep your eyes peeled for it!

Cost: $5-$10

Novembers’ Box is all about tuning out of the hustle and bustle of the world and relaxing, which is something that is very hard to do during the holiday season.

*this is not a CF Box. Any non-CF products I will be passing on.*

*The card in the box does not contain prices but, does contain a $3 off $15 beauty purchase at target coupon.*

Dove Derma 2-in-1 Ant-dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner

“All in one scalp formula effectively tackles dandruff while renewing scalp and hairs natural moisture.”

Sadly, Dove is not CF. I would have loved to try this product out. I have a really itchy scalp and would have actually gotten a lot of use out of this product. I will be passing it along to someone who will use it.

Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream

“Quickly absorbing Cream is loaded with Shea butter, allantoin and natural oils to relieve dry, cracked hands.”

Now, this is a CF! I’m excited to try a Skinfix product, they have been on my radar for a bit now. As the weather gets colder, my hands get more dry and painful. I am sure this cream will come in handy..

There is no discernible scent, but it feels fantastic.

Missha Snail Hydro-Gel Mask

“Snail mucin and baobab tree extract work to hydrate, heal and soothe the skin while helping to prevent aging.”

I am actually unaware of Misshas’ CF stance, but I am going to take a wild guess and say, NO. 🐌Going to be passing this mask along to my mom.

Tom’s of Maine Coconut Bar Soap

“Triple milled soap formulated to be gentle on skin and help maintain skins natural moisture.”

Not only is this brand CF, but it is pretty clean as well. It is a brand I know and love. I also REALLY love soap, so soap is always welcome.

Maybelline Great Lash mini

“Cult classic mascara features a lash doubling formula and volume increasing brush.”

Even before I went CF, great lash was not one of my favorite mascaras. This little dude is for sure being passed on. But, can we appreciate how cute it is in tiny packaging!?

La Roche-Posay Facial Cleanser

“Hydrating Cream gently cleanses and helps restore skins natural moisture, pH and protective barrier.”

I am not 100% sure if this brand is CF. If it is, I will be trying this cleanser. It seems like it will be really Hydrating and gentle.

That is all for this months Box! Not much I can use, but for the typical non-CF consumer the bargain of the box is worth $7. Not for me though. I am probably skipping the next Target Box.

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Fortune Cookie Soap Winter 2017 Box | One Ring to Rule Them All.

What it is: A seasonal box containing soap, skincare, and occasionally home fragrance. All made by FCS. Usually limited edition and sneak peaks.

Cost: $19 annually 

I love FCS they make great cruelty free products and have some many exciting products and launches. Their quarterly Box is something I look forward to. I have toyed with the idea of getting their monthly box. 

This seasons theme is “One Ring to Rule Them All.” Lord of the Rings themed!!! 


“My Precious” FC Soap

This soap is scented with spiced cranberry, mandarin, patchouli, linen, bergamot, tea leaves, and honey. It smells delicious! The fortune cookie soaps are so cute, I always feel guilty using them.


Evenstar OCD Hand Sanitizer

Scented with light cedar wood, jasmine, and whatever creamy muguet it. I really enjoy these hand sanitizers, they have replaced the bath and body works ones for me. Once rubbed in this product smells fantastic! 


Middle Earth Bath Bomb

Scented with warm longbottom leaf, birch, juniper, and citrus. 

This product sounds lovely. Sadly, I no longer have a bath tub. Just a standing shower, so I will be passing this on to a friend to enjoy.


You Shall Not Pass Tea Light Candle

Scented with cashmere musk, French pear, tarragon, and caramel.

This scent is alright. I am not this biggest fan of caramel, but I may still burn this little guy to see how well it pays off.


Mellon Shampoo Bar

Scented with Mirkwood, myrrh, neroli, Moria, elderberry, herbal tea, ginger, and fresh morning dew.

I absolutely love the Lush Shampoo bars, so I am hoping I enjoy the FCS one just as much. I think it smells like a certain gummy fruit snack, but I can’t place which one! Needless to say, it smells nice.


Kingsfoil Cuticle Butter 

Scented with lemon zest, iced raspberry blossoms, Wild numenor mint, Moss, and watered grass.

It smells nice and works well, but I never much understood Cuticle products, when lotions can do the same thing they do. 


I  am no man perfume oil

Scented with lilies, sandalwood, amber, and strawberries.

I have another one of their Cuticle oils that works great. Good smell and long lasting. This one has a nice familiar scent, that I Again, cannot place. But, I do know I will be using the heck out of it!


Second Breakfast Whipped Cream

Scented with maple butter, tonka bean, spiced eggnog, French toast, and berries and cream.

I love their whipped cream Formula! It is so moisturizing and creamy. I am not quite sure if I like this scent though, the fact that it smells like I am slathering my body in syrup is a bit off putting.

That’s the Winter 2017 FCS Box! Thank you for reading 💋.

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Ipsy Offer Smooth Skin, Soft Hair | What is Inside? 

*Set is no longer available,  unfortunately.*

What it is: A curated set by Ipsy, with a one time purchase. Containing skin and hair care products.

Cost: $15


Biorepublic Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Mask and Cucumber Breeze Soothing Mask $7.49 on Target.com

These Masks are made without parabens and are cruelty free. I have tried Masks from this brand before and LOVED them. I am looking forward to trying more.


Honest Beauty Refreshingly Clean Makeup Remover Wipes pack of 7 $10 for full size on honestbeauty.com

I have been wanting to try out some skin are from honest beauty. Makeup wipes are an essential, so I think this is a great place to start. 


Glow for a cause Facial Moisturizing Cream “vanilla and aloe” $38 for full size

This product is free of like everything, including animal cruelty! I kind of want to use it on my body instead of my face. It smells just like an orange dream sickle!! 


Lué Erase Powder $15

I’m starting to really get into these powdered exfoliaters. This one is extremely clean and it is cruelty free!


Nature Queen Shampoo and Conditioner $39 for full-size set

This shampoo and conditioner duo is made of all natural ingredients and smells fantastic. It is meant to help with dry scalps and encourage hair growth. Which, God knows I need.

That is the entire Ipsy Offer! Have you tried any of these products? Comment below!

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Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel | Sample Series

*I can only attest to results from the amount of time that the sample size allowed.”

Price: $52 on Sephora.com

Claims: 

“What it is:

An ultra-hydrating vitamin B5 gel that replenishes nutrients while delivering hydration throughout the day to improve the look of skin texture and tone.


Solutions for:

– Dullness and uneven skin tone

– Dryness

– Uneven skintone


If you want to know more…

B-Hydra™ is a cool glass of water for your thirsty skin. Uniquely formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramide, B-Hydra attracts and holds moisture to the skin, helping skin to look healthy and illuminated. A watermelon rind/apple/lentil complex provides up to 24 hours of continuous skin hydration, and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines while increasing moisture retention. Barberry extract adds soothing properties. Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer soaks in to provide unsurpassed hydration and acts as a free radical scavenger. Drabness, dryness, uneven texture, and fine lines will appear diminished and skin will look brighter and more youthful with every application. 


What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens

– Sulfates

– Phthalates


What else you need to know:

Formulated with molecular size in mind, this lightweight, hard-hitting gel has a pH level of 5.5, and is ideal for all skin types. Drunk Elephant’s formulations are bioavailable or, in other words, able to easily penetrate your skin, without disrupting its balance.


Drunk Elephant only uses clean ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of our formulations. They never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on its safety and bio-compatibility. You won’t find silicones, chemical sunscreens, sensitizing dyes, perfumes, or fragrant essential oils of any kind in any of their products, making them appropriate for every skin type. This is Drunk Elephant’s commitment to you.


Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.


This product is vegan and gluten-free. 


Research results:

In an independent consumer testing panel of 50 women age 25 to 55:

– 96% found skin looked healthier and felt nourished

– 94% found skin had a healthy glow 

– 92% found skin looked radiant and no longer appeared drab or dry

– 90% found skin was quenched and visibly brighter

– 86% found skin felt hydrated”

Ingredients:

“-Pro-Vitamin B5: Attracts and holds hydration to the skin; helps to improve skin’s barrier function.

-Pineapple Ceramide: Helps boost luminosity and improve the appearance of skin texture and tone.

-Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer: Delivers intense hydration to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote firmness.

-Watermelon Rind/Apple/Lentil Complex: Provides up to 24 hours of skin hydration, improves moisture retention, and reduces the appearance of fine lines.


Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Berberis Vulgaris Root Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cyclodextrin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.


My Thoughts:

The gel is clear, thin, and has no discernible scent; which, surprises me a bit after reading the ingredients- a lot of fruit product in it! 

I found the product extremely easy to run in, it was nice. But, I don’t think it is anywhere near worth $52. I have a product the Mel from Mel’s candles makes that gives me the same results and it is only $4.50! Unfortunately, I can not find it on her website. 

I am giving this product 🐘🐘🐘 out of five elephants. It’s a good product, but not worth the price and I will not be purchasing it.

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