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Glamglow Gravitymud Mask – I Tried It For You

Did You Know?  In Mauritania, Africa – Obesity has long been the ideal of beauty, signaling a family’s wealth in a land repeatedly wracked by drought. Nomadic people struggling to survive the harsh desert came to prize fatness as a sign of health.

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I’ve been reading beauty blogs & watching beauty YouTubers for a few years now.  They suck me in & before you know it I’m 10 videos deep with a long list of new products I NEED.  Then, I get to the store & notice the first item on my long list is .5oz of face cream that’s $90… and I have no money left for anything else.  Story of my life.

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I’ve gotten better at prioritizing.  What’s worth the money & what isn’t.  There are bloggers/YouTubers that I’ve learned not to trust & others that I have to rush out & buy their product suggestions immediately!

Face Masks are always a big deal for me.  1 – they’re all super expensive, so experimenting isn’t very easy.   2 – They’re ideal because taking good care of my skin helps with my no makeup routine.

I noticed this silver Glamglow face mask all over the place & finally thought, fuck it.  I’ll spend the money, try it for a month, then tell you what I think.  Are the expensive face products that everyone flaunts worth it??  I’m determined to find out & this mask was the first one off the picking block.

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I went to Sephora & bought the Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment Mask.  It comes in a large package but a very small jar.   Already kind of annoying considering it’s $70, but I’m committed.

The box says: “Firm, Lift, Tighten, Tone, Sexy Contours” and it’s supposed to be a solution for fine lines & wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and loss of firmness & elasticity.

I brought it home & immediately tried it.  There’s a small brush inside the box that’s super helpful with the application process, which I loved.  Once it was on my face I let it sit for 30 minutes, then proceeded to “peel” it off.

This is the part that annoys me about the mask.  Everyone is so pumped up about the mask peeling off, but it doesn’t.  I mean sure it kind of peels off if you use a super thick layer of product & carefully spend your time trying to successfully peel off as much as you can, followed by rinsing off the rest.  I’d just as well wash the whole damn thing off.  Weird for me, the “peeling” part.  Maybe the same people that enjoy popping zits would enjoy attempting to peel off a mask? Doesn’t get me going.  So, that part of the mask for me is a major fail & a dumb reason to spend money.

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I continued to use the mask 3x a week for an entire month. Sometimes before bed, other times before applying makeup, and also in the mornings on days where I wouldn’t wear makeup. I should mention, the little jar of product does last awhile & it’s a more comfortable mask to wear with a yummy sent.

Once I took the mask off, my skin felt fresh & a little gummy.  In a good way, almost like a dewy primer.  That part I liked.

Overall, I think this mask is good when you have somewhere to go.  Keep in your drawer for the days you have an event to go to or you’re traveling & need a wake up for your face.  After a month, I didn’t notice any super noticeable differences in fine lines or firmness.  Unless I used the mask that day or night before, my face doesn’t look or feel any different than before I bought the little jar.  You know what I mean?  It was nice to have for the day, but it’s not a miracle worker long term.

Would I buy it again? Maybe.  I can see where it’s nice to have in the rotation of your face products but I don’t see what the rage is about the mask.  I wish I could rage about it.  I’m going to try a few other Glamglow masks that also have positive reviews & see if there’s one that really makes me a believer.  I’d be happy to report back.

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For now, you’re not alone if you don’t buy the magic, silver peel off mask. The mask is ok.  But it’s not the fountain of youth.

Does anyone have mask recommendations? I have a few that I actually do love, but am always looking for more!

Have a great day today & be thoughtful,

Xx

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The Easiest Way To Prevent Wrinkles

Ohhhh man, this is serious.

We have to stop touching our faces. Like yesterday. I know, I know.. you know this already.

BUT, it wasn’t until recently that I saw first hand the harsh realities of touching your face – especially your eye skin area.  And seeing the consequences rather than always hearing about them was a huge wake up call.

I’m acquainted with someone, we’ll call Susan, and Susan has HUGE eye bag/wrinkles. {Guys… h u g e.}

Here’s the thing, at first I thought it was just because Susan had more mature skin so wrinkles are totally norm, but after having a couple conversations with her I realized she rubs her eyes when she talks and pulls that skin d o w n . . .

It kills me.

I make a nervous face now whenever she does that. {…cringe…}

Pulling skin down (which probably started as just a little nervous habit) over the years has created this massive eye wrinkle.  It’s like a whole lobe of skin sitting on her faceeee 🙁

I’m not a Nervous Nancy when it comes to wrinkles and I don’t want to criticize people that have wrinkles. If you ask me, there are some people that have the cutest smiley wrinkles ever and I looove that… {In my head I think it’s because they spent their lives smiling. Weird?}

So I’m ALL about expressions. I don’t think we should fear wrinkles to the point where we’re all Kim Kardashian straight face 24/7.  Where’s the life in that?

But I do think we can keep our hands off of our faces.  That sounds simple enough.  Doable. And after seeing the consequences, I’m scurrrrred.

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I’m currently on the hunt for a few worthy face masks that will help that beautiful face glow + stay wrinkle free, any suggestions? So far I’m trying overnight moisture (+tan), clay, sheet, and collagen masks.. I’ll let you know how they work.

 

If you have easy secrets, please share 🙂

 

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