DIY | Cucumber Face Mask

Hello Passionista,

I brought the new year in with a cold and STILL when out for NYE. Which did not help my cold situation. A week later, I finally feel like myself again. My nose is no longer red and stressed out. I’m no longer coughing with a runny nose. I FEEL BETTER, thank God!

While I was sick, I went without washing my hair or applying any mask to my face. I wasn’t in the mood to and I didn’t think it was a good idea to do while sick. So, now that I am better it is time to show my skin and hair some tender, love and care. Today, I am going to share with you how to make a refreshing sheet mask for stressed skin.

You will need:

Compressed Facial Mask (from Amazon)

1 Cucumber (sliced)

Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

Lemon Juice

Water

Using a pint sized mason jar (or gals jar), fill the jar half way with water. Add in the sliced cucumbers, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Sometimes, I measure out a tablespoon of each (apple cider vinegar and lemon juice) or sometimes I just pour whatever in. Only thing left to do is, LET IT SIT. You can put it in the refrigerator or leave it out on the counter. I like to let mine sit for half a day before using.

When you’re ready to make the mask, drain the cucumber slices from the solution. Leave the solution in the glass jar. You can store any excessive solution for up to 5-7 days.

The perfect thing about the compressed facial mask is all you have to do is open it and drop it into the solution. It expands on its own.

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December Ipsy Bag Review

Hello Passionistas

There has been soo much going on that I am just now posting this review of my December Ipsy Bag. I must say I really enjoyed this months bag. I was thinking about maybe canceling my subscription for Ipsy because I never actually re-purchase any of the items- but this bag has encouraged me to keep my subscription just a little longer.

This is what I got this month:

img_0381ASLMissGlam Makeup Brush feels so good on my skin. I don’t buy different brands of brushes, my brand of choice is ELF. So getting different brands of makeup brushes in my subscription make up bag is a refresher. This is the 3rd brush I have received in a ipsy bag. I enjoy testing out new and different brushes. I always have dirty brushes, so having clean back up brushes is least a plus. You can never have too many makeup brushes.

img_0380You all should know by now I love sheet mask. To my surprise I received 2 sheet mask this bag, Purlisse Green Tea + Ginger Rejuvenating Sheet Mask and Coconut + Rice Nourishing Sheet Mask. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but I like the product. I was excited about the Green Tea and Ginger mask, so I used it first. It was as expected smelled great, felt soothing, and left my skin feeling refreshed.

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Charcoal is a booming trend the skincare industry. This winter I have taken a high sense of liking to anything charcoal in skincare products. This Global Beauty Card Charcoal wash-off mask is a wonderful treat to play in. I haven’t quick used it because I waiting for the right moment. The product is a mud based solution that helps unclogs pores and life away impurities. I want to wait until my skin is clogged with 2-day makeup and sweat cause I’ve been to busy partying … ha!

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I love Smashbox. I love red lips. So…. this Smashbox Lipstick in the color Legendary was a great added accessory to my makeup looks. I am not as much as a red lip girl as I’d like to be. But this little red stick is the perfect size for my red lip moments.

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I have received like three City Color Cosmetics Shimmer shadow in my bag, this one is  in the color It’s A Girl. I love these shimmer shadows, they are super pigmented and rich in color. I currently wear a bronze shimmer shadow from a summer bag I received -with my everyday makeup look.

img_0382Bonus Buy: If you are a Ipsy Bag Subscriber you know you can gain points and purchase select items with the points you earn. So I used my points to purchase this NYX Professional Makeup Faux Blacks Eyeliner in the color midnight.


I want to start sharing new products,deals,and promos with you all. So after each post I will share a great deal that you should explore.

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Good Vibes ONLY- Ipsy Bag

img_8398Good Day Passionista!

First off, let me tell you how much I have been enjoying my August Ipsy makeup bag. I almost forget to write a blog and show y’all my goodies for this month.

This month I was graced with this lovely “Good Vibes Only” make up bag. It is sooooo cute. I don’t know what next month bag looks like yet- but it might be hard for me to separate from this little cutie.

Any who… on to the good stuff inside the bag

 

Y’all should know how much I enjoy sheet mask by now… LOL

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I finally got some mask sheets in my bag this month. These mask are from Leaders Insoultion. So far I have used the Pore Gone for Good- Pore Refining sheet mask. I really liked the product. I was easy to unfold and it fit my face just right. I have used some sheet mask recently that have been just too wet and ended up being messy- liquid running down my face and all. I have even come across some that were too small or to big for my face, which was annoying. But this one was just right.

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I am in love with this cute mini Make Up Forever excessive Lash mascara. I have honestly used this everyday since I got it. I think I like the size of it best of all. It fits in my makeup bag perfectly. This has been my first time using a mascara by Make Up Forever, and I like it. I haven’t cried lately- so I don’t know how it will hold up during one of my secret cry sessions (LOL) But it has been my best “pocketbook” friend so far.

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It seems like every month I get a eye pencil or liquid liner. That’s cool and all… but I have not mastered the eye lining technique. These days I don’t have hours to stand in the mirror and try over and over again. So I honestly have not used this product (and don’t plan on it). I don’t know why I keep getting eye pencils and liners every month. I think I need to go on the website and look at my preferences and change them. No worries tho- I will be sure to pass this along to someone who I know will use it.

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This is my second time getting a make-up brush and I’m not mad about it. The last brush I got was a contouring brush, I believe. Again, I don’t have time for all that. So I have been using it for my creamy foundation or concealer, before putting on powder foundation. This Crown Foundation brush feels really good and I will use it for my more detailed make up sessions when I’m highlighting and baking my face.

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My last item was this Willkommen eyeshadow. I like natural colors so I will be using this in the winter. I haven’t used it yet because I am still stuff on the City of Color Cosmetic shimmery shadow I got last month.  I used to be into eye palettes alot, but now I need more convenient make up. So these individual shadows are dope.

 

 

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Miss Spa

Good Day Passionista!

So you know I love a good sheet mask.

I have been using them more often than none now.

Sheet Mask are less expensive, less mess, and effective.

 

Every few days, I use a sheet mask in the morning while in the shower and getting ready to start my day. Most packages state that you should leave the sheet mask on your face for at least of 20 minutes. But I like to leave it on my face a little longer. I mean I use makeup and lotions that sit on my face all day so I can clean it a little longer.



Check out these 6 Miss Spa Sheet Mask that I picked up at Target for $2.99 each:

 

Miss Spa Exfoliate sheet mask

Miss Spa Clear blemish patches

Miss Spa Brighten sheet mask

Miss Spa Hydrate sheet mask

Miss Spa Oxygenating sheet mask

Miss Spa 24K Gold radiance mask

 

These products can be found at Target or https://miss-spa.com

 

Follow @passionlocked on instagram to see if anyone of these product become my #productoftheday