Skincare Sunday: Lush Face Masks

So, as you can tell from my first Skincare Sunday blog post, I love going to trying out new skin and bath stuff from Lush and Sephora. I am a sucker for a good Lush fresh face mask. I love getting a little chunk of soap to lather up with in a shower. I love the fizzy bath bombs and the sweet smelling massage bars (especially when I’ve had a rough day that included three tests in three straight classes and a boatload of homework).

I just love everything about Lush. I love trying the cute seasonal products and always look forward to checking out what’s new. And, since I have tried a lot of face masks from Lush, I decided to make a little list of face masks that I would recommend.

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(And, just so you know, all of the photos {and the Lush Logo} are all from the Lush website. Their photos are so stunning that I couldn’t just not use them. So, all credit to them for the awesome photos.)

Masks for Oily Skin:

The first mask I would recommend for oily-skinned people is the Cosmetic Warrior mask. This is great for oily and acne prone skin because the tea tree oil and garlic in this mask does wonders for your skin. I would caution you because it does have a pungent garlic smell… But, it still is great for acne prone skin (so I’d still give it a try). The other face mask I would recommend is the Cupcake mask. This is the exact opposite of the Cosmetic Warrior in terms of smell. Cupcake smells like a chocolatey and minty wonderland. This is great for oily skin because it just calms the skin with vanilla and Rhassoul mud really does something special to your skin.

Masks That Exfoliate:

For super dry skin that needs a little scrub, I would recommend both the Don’t Look At Me and Cup O’ Coffee face masks. The Don’t Look At Me mask is super lemony and has a super vibrant blue color. It also has little rice particles that are perfect for sloughing off dead skin. The Cup O’ Coffee mask is great because it smells like coffee and works just like a regular coffee scrub. It also have kaolin (a Chinese clay) that draws out impurities while the coffee scrubs the day away. These both leave your skin soft, smooth, and bright.

Masks That Soothe:

I know that some days you just need something to soothe your skin. When a scrub isn’t helping your dry skin, reach for the Rosy Cheeks or Oatifix masks. The Rosy Cheeks face mask was made for the rose scent lover. It is super calming because of the rose oil and other calming ingredients. It is a super smooth face masks that just glides on and moisturizes your skin while also drawing out dirt (because of the kaolin). Oatifix is also a quality face mask because it has mashed bananas and oats in it to help soften the skin. It also has sandalwood oil and glycerin to help keep your skin moisturized.

Other Masks I Love:

And, we’ve come to the random masks that I really liked but didn’t know what group to put it in. Two other Lush face masks that I thoroughly enjoy are the Mask of Magnaminty and Ayesha. The Mask of Magnaminty is a cult favorite because it is a tingly scrub that isn’t too abrasive or harsh but still does a good job at exfoliating the skin and getting it cleansed. It also soothes the skin AND helps with redness. It is like a super mask. The last mask I will talk about is the Ayesha mask. This mask is super unique because tightens up the skin while toning and giving you a nice fresh look. It is a nice pick me up for your skin because it makes it nice and bright.

So, those are my recommendations for Lush face masks. What is your favorite Lush Face Mask?

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Skincare Sunday: My Essentials

I have a confession: I am a hardcore Sephora fanatic. There was one weekend where I went to Sephora four times… I went to Sephora four times in two days. (Note: I originally went in one day for face wipes and walked out with everything except face wipes… So, that accounts for two trips. The other two have no explanation other than I just got sucked in by the cool displays and always seem to find something new every single time I step foot in a Sephora.)

So, for me, skincare and makeup is a big part of my well being. Before you yell at me in the comments, hear me out. I love makeup. I love wearing a bold red lip and trying out new face washes and just experimenting with different makeup. Putting on makeup and treating my skin to a nice face mask are just two of the things that relaxes me.

With that being said, I have tried a good amount of different skincare products ranging from Lush goodies to face washes and moisturizers… And everything in between. So, I decided that I am going to do a Skincare Sunday series on my blog where I will talk about my favorite skincare products every other Sunday. I’ll be sharing Lush and Sephora hauls, new face masks I try, and any other skincare things you want to see (leave a comment below with what you want me to talk about or try).

So, without further ado, here are my current skincare essentials:

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So, I’m going to start with face washes because that is where my love of skincare started. When the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser came out, I really didn’t want to like it. I hoped that it would not be something I like because it is $38 and I go through face wash like it’s my job. But, this stuff is amazing. I’m one of those people who can’t have a super foamy or harsh cleanser on the daily, so this was made for me. It’s super gentle but still removes dirt, impurities, AND MAKEUP (and, if you accidently get it in your eyes, it won’t sting. Woohoo!). I can’t say enough good things about this. The other face wash I have is the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser. This is great for those days when you need a little exfoliation. I usually use this in the shower at least once a week and I am obsessed with the citrusy smell. It smells so refreshing and clean. I would recommend it if you are looking for a nice cleansing and exfoliating product.

But, sometimes I am being super lazy and just don’t really want to wash my face because I am tired and school wore me down and I have absolutely no motivation to do anything. That’s when I turn to the Korres Pomegranate Makeup Removing Wipes. These are wipes that both remove makeup and cleanse the skin pretty well. They also smell really nice and they are just handy things to have in your skincare collection because they really come in handy.

Sometimes I feel like being extra and end up using the Lush Cupcake Face Mask. I try to do a face mask every Sunday because I feel like it relaxes me (but sometimes life gets in the way). This was made for oily skinned people like me because it helps calm, cleanse, and mattify troubled skin. It smells like a chocolatey wonderland and it really helps soothe my skin when it gets a little irritated (which causes some redness). I love this face mask so much. The only thing that stinks is that I have to pick it up in store and the closest store is 45 minutes away (it’s so worth the drive though).

After I clean my face, I love to moisturize my skin with the Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. This is a cult drugstore favorite that just about everyone and their mom loves. I bought this because my skin was getting super dry and the B5 Gel I was using wasn’t helping the dryness at all. I actually think it was making it worse. But, then I tried this stuff and it literally saved my parched skin.

The last two products are products that I got in a sample kit and fell in love with (I have bought the big size in one of them and am waiting to finish the sample up to buy the full size of the other). The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Rose was also one of those products that I hoped I didn’t fall in love with because the full size is $24. But, I fell in love with it because it helped the super dry lips that came along with the Accutane treatment I was on. And, I ended up shelling out the money to buy the big size of this because it is worth every pretty penny I spent on it. It smells wonderful, gives a super duper light tint, and keeps the lips moisturized for a while. It is so worth it guys. I would totally recommend grabbing it. The last essential product for me is the Murad Invisible Perfecting Shield. I placed this in the skincare area because it has SPF and can easily be worn alone to give you a nice blurred look. It is really a makeup primer, but it gives the skin a flawless look while keeping it safe from the sun with SPF 30. This is also an antiaging treatment, so it’s basically a super product that is great for just about everyone.

So, what are your go-to skincare products? Do you splurge or save when it comes to skincare?

Leave a comment below and tell me what you want to see on my blog! Have a great day!