Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! What can be more romantic than a little self-loving this valentine’s day? Since being a mommy I find that I hardly have time to dedicate to just ME anymore, and I am definitely in need of a little pampering session! These Vichy masks are the perfect presents to myself and since I got it I cannot wait to try them out!

Vichy masks review by Kerina Mango

 

I’ve used many different types of face masks, including sheet masks, mud masks and peel masks. These masks retail for $34 each, and can last you a long time if you treat yourself weekly! Here are my thoughts on each of the Vichy masks:

Vichy masks review by Kerina Mango

 

The Vichy Masque Argile Purifiant Pores, or the Pore Purifying Clay Mask contains Kaolin and Bentonite Clay, which are pore-cleansing properties to help draw out impurities from your pores. Although Vichy states that it can be used for all skin types, I find that clay masks in particular does WONDERS for oily or combination skin. My all time favorite clay mask is the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, but I find that it tends to dry out VERY FAST on the skin, as well as the in the tub once it’s opened. The Vichy Clay Mask is thick and dries on my skin slower, so I have more time to spread the mask evenly around my face. It also doesn’t make my skin too tight and taut which is a plus. The clay mask works by extracting impurities from deep within the pores to the surface, and is trapped within the mask and gets washed off. I rinse it off after 10-15 minutes with warm water, and my face instantly feels cleaner and less oily. It doesn’t give off a squeaky clean feeling compared to the Kiehl’s mask, and my skin feels more hydrated afterwards. I recommend using this mask once or twice a week depending on your skin type. Combination skin people can also use this along the oily areas and T zone of your skin!

Vichy masks review by Kerina Mango

 

The Vichy Masque Mineral Desalterant, or Quenching Mineral Mask reminds me so much of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask which is super huge in Asia. Just like the Laneige mask, you can choose to rinse off after a few minutes or let it sit in your skin overnight for that boost of hydration. It smells super calming with Jasmine and green tea, and I popped this in the fridge before using it so it’s extra cooling (which seals your pores!). I sometimes also use this mask after the Clay mask to replenish and hydrate my skin. I always wake up in the morning feeling super refreshed and my skin feels softer and less dry!

 

Vichy masks review by Kerina Mango

Lastly, the Vichy Masque Peel Double Eclat, or the Double Glow Peel Mask is my favorite! It smells like peaches and is so refreshing. It also contains AHA (similar to the Mizon AHA Peeling Serum, which is one of my favorite serums) which my skin just LOVES AHA for some reason. I live in the dry Canadian climate so my skin, while being super oily, is sometimes flaky around the cheeks. This mask gets rid of all the dry patches and the vitamin C brightens my complexion after a few uses. Love, LOVE this mask!

What are some of your favorite skin masks this season? Do share!

 

 

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It is officially May 2015 and that means SUMMER IS COMING! You know what that means, a change of skincare and makeup routine to fit the sweaty, humid weather and don’t forget SUN PROTECTION! (Sunscreen police here) You guys know I don’t go ANYWHERE on a sunny day without my SPF. #skincancerpreventiontothemax So when I heard about the new ATRUE Real Black Tea Active CC cushion in SPF50+/PA+++, I knew I gotta review it.

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It’s March! Time is flying by this year and I can’t believe we are already a quarter through the year! O.O But on the bright side, it’s time for a Beauteque March BB Bag Reveal! Read my previous BB Bag reveals here, and here! In case you are new to my blog (HI!!!! I’m nice!) and don’t know what the Beauteque BB Bags are, they are a monthly subscription service which includes 7 – 8 beauty, skincare, fashion or lifestyle products in every bag. The value of these products are worth way over $65, while you only pay about a third of that!

Here’s what’s in the March BB Bag:

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Hello lovelies!!!
Hope everyone is doing amazing in this super icy and cold winter! A lot of you have been asking me about the Beauteque beauty bag I posted a while back, I am still using the products from that bag and am enjoying all the goodies that’s included for a fraction of the price! In case you’re not aware of them, Beauteque has super value Collection Bags that you can either subscribe to, or purchase on its own without subscription. The Head to toe Milk Bag is one of their impromptu beauty bags that you purchase without subscription, for only $25. Here are what’s included in the bag:

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Hello my little devils,
I love trying out new things, and for the new year, I’ve decided to give more new things I try because that’s how I stay current with trends! Hahaha so this time the generous Love Shoppingholics (who is slowly becoming my best friend) gifted me Little Devil Cosmetics to try out for the new year! The Little Devil makeup products are the new up and coming makeup brand in Taiwan!
The packaging is so, SO SO SO cute!!! *squeal* I got the

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