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Sheet mask a-no-no

Last night was Mid-Week Mask night and I was super excited to try the Rose Essence sheet mask, from Beyond Belief. This mask claims to replenish moisture and brighten skin, and is for all skin types. I’ve never heard of this company before, but I saw this at Sally Beauty and figured I’d give it a shot. I’ve always had great luck with other Korean skin care brands, and I figured this would be the same. I was incorrect. By a lot. 

I pulled the mask out and had a very hard time unfolding it. Trouble from the get-go haha It was soaked with serum. I mean, it was dripping and slippery (slimy), which made unfolding it quite the challenge. After about five minutes (yes haha five minutes), I finally got it unfolded and on my face. 

My eyes started to burn a little, so I adjusted it away from my eyes as best I could. About ten minutes in, (it’s a 20 minute mask), my skin started to burn a little. With rosacea, that’s not really uncommon. However, in all of my time using sheet masks, my face has never burned from one. I decided to stick it out; luckily, with no lasting effects. My face was pretty sticky, but I patted in the serum as best I could.

I accidentally fell asleep with the tv and all of my lights on. I woke up around 1:30am and my face felt GROSS. I went into the bathroom and my face was so shiny with serum. And STICKY!!! Keep in mind, I took the mask off around 9:45pm. It was so bad, I had to wash my face and get that stuff off of me, right then and there. I finished my skin care routine and went back to sleep. It wasn’t better when I woke up around 7:30. My face felt almost as bad as it did at 1:30! Even after washing the serum off! I washed my face again, and finally got it all off.

I am not sure what was going on with that mask, but you can bet that I will never buy another product from that company, ever again. I should have listened to my skin when it started burning. I should have paid attention when, just being near my eyes caused them to burn. I really wanted to give it a fair shot. I think I went above and beyond hahaha Thank goodness it wasn’t terribly expensive! Have you ever bought a truly awful skin care product? What were the results? Lemme know! 



Midweek Mask and something cool

My original plan for this blog was to publish six days a week, with either Saturday or Sunday off. This flare is kicking my tail and messing with my publishing schedule! That’s life with a chronic disease, though. I know that and I accepted that long ago. It’s still frustrating, not being able to what I want to do, when I want to do it. I want you to know why there may be gaps of a few days with my posts, and I hope you are okay with it, too. This is, after all, a blog about looking and feeling great while dealing with chronic conditions. Sometimes, those conditions get in the way. Ugh! 😉

Now, onto the fun stuff. It’s Wednesday and that means … midweek mask!!! (Cue lively band music.) Before we get into tonight’s mask, I have some really cool news to share with you. It’s mask related, so it fits haha I have been doing midweek mask and skin care Saturdays (and some makeup reviews) on my Instagram for a while now. A few weeks ago, I received a DM from the company SOO AE Beauty. Thy make a lot of the masks I use. They make a great product, what can I say? Anyway, the message was informing me that I was chosen as a winner in a contest they run, and they needed my personal details so they could send my prize. I had no idea they were even running a contest!! I just legitimately love their products, and I always tag the companies I talk about. I want them to know what I think, ya know? Needless to say, I was stunned. My prize came a few days ago and this is what they sent:

Soo AE prize package
Check out my prize package!

How cool is that??? The pink package is an açai berry sleeping mask, and the white package is a donkey milk sleeping mask. Yes, donkey milk. It’s exactly what it says it is. Anyway, many, many thanks to SOO AE Beauty. I really love my prizes and they will be used, with much love!

Tonight’s mask was one from my prize package. I chose the Donkey Milk Gel Skin Mask. This was unlike other sheet masks I have used in the past, and I have used A LOT of them. The serum was very gel-like and thick, and the mask was kind of clear. I set the timer for 17 minutes, and had a little siesta on my couch! I’m telling, ya, 17 minutes may not sound like much, but I think it’s the perfect amount of time to kind of check-out of the real world for a bit. I think we can all use some “check-out” time every now and then. It was very cold haha, which is pretty much par for the course, I’ve found. It’s very refreshing this time of year, especially after fighting a sprinkler in the garden for 20 minutes, at 7:30pm and 92° and holy cow, is summer over yet? I’m not even kidding. Focus, girlie … focus. So, yes, very refreshing for it to be chilly. After the time was up, I patted the remaining serum in, and basked in my very moisturized skin. It stayed tacky for quite some time. It’s been about three hours and it’s still slightly tacky. I’m not sure I really like that part, so this is absolutely a mask to use before bed. And, as always, I followed up with my regular nighttime skin care routine.

Midweek mask 2 June 14 2017
I love making funny faces when I have a sheet mask on!

Gentlemen, don’t think that these masks are for women only. You men out there have face skin, too, ya know. And I daresay it needs a little more babying than our skin. You guys are ROUGH sometimes! A lot of men out there have very physically demanding jobs. Not that women don’t. Please don’t misunderstand, me. It’s a different type of physicality, oftentimes. Men, you really need to consider some type of skin care. Moisturizer and sunscreen, at the very least. Or a moisturizing sunscreen hehe. Either way, you guys really need to jump on the skin care train. Your skin has to last you for the rest of your life, too. Pssssstt … I’ll let you in a little secret. Come a little closer … a lot of women really like it when men take care of themselves. I’m not talking metrosexual levels, here. I’m talking some basic care, a little pride in yourself and your appearance.

Overall, I really like this mask, and I LOVE all of the products I have tried from this company. I dunno what it is with Korean beauty products, but they are killin’ the game, in my opinion. If you’re looking for a nourishing, restorative mask, I highly recommend this one. The price point is excellent and it works!

Midweek mask 2 package June 14 2017