Boscia Clarifying Detox Mask: Perfect for all skin types.

It’s been forever and a day since I’ve worn a face mask. In a sense that’s a good and bad thing. Good because I haven’t felt like I’ve needed one but bad because my skin isn’t getting any pampering. I think that regular use of a face mask can be beneficial to any and everyone. From us kids with acne prone skin to those of us wanting to keep our eczema at bay and my wrinkle bustin’ guys and girls….face masks can give our faces that extra bit of moisturization and smoothness. Not to mention they just feel hella good! Nothing spells “I don’t really have the funds for a facial but I still want to treat my skin” like an at-home face mask.

I am normally a make-my-own face mask kind of gal but this Clarifying Detox Mask from Boscia has me ob-sessed.

Have you heard of Boscia before? If you’re a lover of skin care products without parabens, synthetic ingredients, fragrances and dyes, you’ve got to get Boscia on your radar.

What Sephora has to say about the Clarifying Detox Mask:

“This  deep-cleansing clay mask contains pure botanicals, herbs, & select ingredients like kaolin clay and phellodendron bark to absorb impurities, control excess oil, detoxify/renew your skin from deep within.

A unique combination of anti-irritants and purifying agents soothe and refine the appearance of pores as powerful antioxidants along with other therapeutic elements revitalize skin and help protect against the appearance of aging. Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.” (source)

 

It’s a simple face mask. It promises no tricks and doesn’t have any extra frills. I appreciate that. Simple is best when it comes to my skin and I’m glad that Boscia’s philosophy falls in line with that. The face mask feels clay-like; nice and thick and doesn’t have any prominent smells.

Right up my alley! Since testing it, I’ve been using it weekly. I looooove how it makes my skin feel. So much that I had to show y’all.

My skin before:

Mask on:

 

FACT: Voguing while wearing a mask makes the results 10x better. It’s true.

 

5 minutes later:

 

Super clean skin that isn’t doesn’t feel dry and tight. This is VERY important as dry skin can irritate my eczema and that introduces a whole ‘nother leap of problems.

PROs
-This mask is ideal for sensitive skin. It’s super gentle!
-Nice consistency
-Fragrance-free. This means A LOT to me
-It doesn’t tingle
-It is easy to apply and rinses thoroughly
-It’s only $25. Epic price for an all-natural face mask

Cons
-Like all masks, you want to moisturize immediately afterwards! Not necessarily a “con” but definitely something to think about.

Yup…only one Con. This mask is that fantastic and if you’re in the market for one, snag this kid from Sephora.

Have you tried argan oil?

Not too long ago I talked about the awesomeness that is maracuja oil. I’ve got another fascinating oil that you may not have heard about. Argan oil grows from the argan tree in Morocco and is rich in Vitamin E. Like most oils from nuts, you can use this on your nails, hair and body. It is practically odor-free and has a non-greasy consistency.

I am absolutely loving these oils. I’m going to play around with making homemade body and hair oils and use argan oil as a base.

This video gives a little more insight about how argan oil is made. And you can snag it from the website. I am usually a grapeseed, olive and jojoba oil kinda girl but I love exploring new oils.

Have you tried argan oil or products with argan oil in it?

Too lazy to wash your face at night? Me too.

One of a travelin’ beauty’s best friends is makeup wipes. Words can not express how much I love these things, y’all. They are just SO practical. They take up very little space and are an all-in-one when it comes to makeup removing and cleansing the skin. Take Lumene’s Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes.

I have been in LOVE with these and they’ve been coming in handy on my road trips.

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Hard Candy’s Fox in a Box. That rocks!

Despite not reviewing many of their products, I really like Hard Candy’s beauty stuffs. They’ve got gorgeous lippies and nail polishes and from what I’ve heard, their mascaras aren’t too shabby either. But HC is one of those brands that I have yet to have really tackle. Until now.


How cute is this packaging? And the name? Fox in a Box. *squeals* How awesome is that?

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POLL: The world’s best beauty oil!

It’s a tough pick. The Creator gave us SO many wonderful ones. There’s olive oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil—I could really go on and on. But if there was a Queen of Oils award, I’d crown jojoba oil as the winner.

Aside from it being a fantastic eye makeup remover, jojoba is stella at combating dry skin a dry scalp. Did I mention that you can also use it as a cleanser to help unclog pores? Oh…yeah. I love you, jojoba oil.

Any fans of jojoba? What’s your favorite oil?

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A Sunburned Reminder…

Dear Brown Girls,

We do get sunburned. I have the worst one ever and summer JUST begun. I’ve been spending a lot of time outside and it looks like my every day moisturizer just ain’t gonna cut it. My face is about 14 different colors right now with my nose being the most burnt.

It ain’t a good look. Learn from me. Of course I’ll be talking more about brown girls and the sun in the coming weeks. Including how to heal and repair the skin if you’ve been a victim like me.

I was born and raised in Florida so you would think I would know better. *guilty sigh*

Enjoy your weekend! Clumps will  be back at it on Monday and I’ll finally be reviewing NYX’s Doll Eyes. Only took me 12 years to get to that. Hahaaaa!!

Love,