Beauty Haul + Review + DIY

1.17.2013




I must say, I am one lucky girl! 
All at once, I've gotten late Christmas gifts from family and friends, resulting in 
a huge beauty haul I wanted to share with you guys.

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I put my Sephora gift card to good use and purchased the fresh rose face mask. 
For a whopping $55, this mask was pretty pricey for an everyday purchase 
(good thing I had that gift card).



The mask was super fragrant. The entire room smelled of roses as soon as I opened the jar. The consistency was unexpected, I thought it would be more like a light cream consistency rather than a gel with petals mixed in but the pieces were a welcome surprise. After leaving it on for 5-10 minutes, my skin felt soft and toned, with a light rose scent. Unfortunately, I don't feel that this lightly hydrating rose-based mask is worth $55.

3.5/5

If you want to spend even less on a rose face mask, here's a recipe my mom gave me!

  • 6-8 rose petals 
  • 2 tablespoons of rose water
  • 1 tablespoon greek yogurt (full fat, not skim!)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Wash the rose petals gently with an unused toothbrush (since some of them have residual pesticides on them), then soak in a bowl of water. Crush them up in the bowl with a spork, or use a mortar and pestle. Add store bought or homemade rose water (I use this recipe), warmed honey, and yogurt to the bowl and mix well. Apply to the skin generously and leave on for 10 minutes before washing off with warm water. This recipe should keep in the fridge for a few days but make sure to use it within the week!

What's your favorite face mask or beauty product?
xoxo



5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe, i once tried to make a mask but it didn't work out so well haha I'll try this one!

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  2. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)

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  3. Wow, that is quite a haul! I love fresh - I swear by their cleanser on my super sensitive skin. Some of their stuff can be outrageously expensive for what you get though. I can't remember the product name but they actually tout one of their products as being made in a monastery somewhere...it's on the jar. I have a picture of anciently dressed monks making face cream but in reality they're probably using fancy blenders, etc!

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    1. Yeah, I have sensitive skin too, so I'm really picky about the products I buy. And monks making beauty products sounds a little like a gimmick to me! Hahaha, thanks for reading! x

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