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There are plenty new drugstore makeup and skincare picks for Spring 2015 popping up in stores at the moment. I always love this time of the year as you can get your hands on some really great (and new) budget friendly shower gels and skincare products at the drugstore and don’t have to spend a ton of money to indulge.
Here’s some new drugstore makeup and skincare you might want to keep a look out for your next trip to CVS, Walgreens, etc…!
When it comes to eye rollers you can sell me snow in the Summer, I buy into them baby.
I can’t tell you how many useless eye rollers I have hanging out in the makeup graveyard. Ones that promise to brighten, ones that promise to rid me of wrinkles, ones that concealer, ones that promise to depuff…
Most don’t live up to all their promises though but I keep buying ‘em anyway!
Next on my list of eye rollers would be the new Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Brightening Eye Roller….will it truly be the one that actually works!?
I’m probably thee worst person in the world to review a product like Yes To Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask as it’s a pore refining mask. Much hate goes to the Muse when I say I don’t have a problem with pores! Grrr! I wish I did so I could experience all the woe that goes along with having large pores but I just don’t have this problem so reviewing this mask was difficult to say the least.
But jump ahead anyway to see what I thought!
Yes To Tomatoes is in the family of Yes to Carrots and Yes To Cucumbers…these people sure do say yes to alot of veggies! Yes to Tomatoes like all the “Yes To” line is a line of products that contain 99.6% of natural ingredients! Sweet right? Who can’t get excited about organic beauty that’s as hard core as 99.6%!
The Yes to Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask is a mask meant for Oily/Combination Skin types to purify and refine pores. The Muse wasn’t in need of any refining at the moment but she could use a bit of purifying so away she went and slathered on some of this fresh scented gray mud mask.
As mentioned above the Yes to Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask contains 99.6% Natural Ingredients such as tomatoes, watermelon, avocado, and dead sea minerals plus it’s paraben free. The mask is meant to refine pores and purify while absorbing sebum build up to keep pores clean and free. It contains 26 different minerals and mud from the dead sea to exfoliate your skin to a squeaky shine-free appearance.
Whoa….this is a bad idea as my skin is currently dry as the Sahara Desert…putting anything on my face that could make it drier could present some serious problems…but we shall see!
The treatment contains anti-oxidant lycopene from organic tomatoes to brighten, refine, and purify the skin. I’m getting hyper just typing this! The avocado in the formula improves the skin’s moisture retention, hey good news as I can use all the moisture I can get at the moment!
After slathering on a thin layer of the mask on my face I waited for 5 minutes and proceeded to rinse off with a wash cloth and a bit of cold water. The formula of the mask isn’t much different from any mud mask you may have tried before aside from the fact that it feels rather cooling during the initial application and it doesn’t dry down to a cracking mess but more of a soft gooey finish. I hate the dry, tight, cracked feeling of mud and clay masks so this felt rather nice on the entire time I was wearing it. The scent is a pleasant fresh scent which I associate with many of the products from the Yes to Carrots Collection. I’m always shocked that these products contain so many fruit and veggie ingredients but fell to smell as such…I was expecting some sort of watermelon scent…but ado..it’s merely a very fresh almost floral smell.
The product does have a shelf date of a little over a year so you do have to be sure to use all of it within that time or it’ll go bad. I’ve been storing the mask treatment in my mini fridge with my other Lush products to keep it nice and fresh!
After rinsing the mask off I was a tad worried my skin would be dry as most masks, excluding Lush Fresh Masks, leave my face rather dry and tight. So actually, after very little debate with myself, I have to say I like the mask. I can’t really say whether it’s “refined my pores” and I can’t honestly say if it “purified” them either but I can’t deny my face was looking fresh, healthy, and had a nice tint of pink after use.
I experienced no dryness, thank god, and no tightness after use. Funny as the box says “Splash with cool water, pat dry, and take a deep breath, “Yes that’s really your reflection in the mirror!” I kinda sorta have to agree. Looking at my skin after use I couldn’t deny that fact that I glowed a little bit. I love the look of clean, healthy skin and indeed after using this I experienced just that. One minor rant was the fact that using warm water to rinse is so NOT a good idea. I’ve no idea why but when I tried rinsing with warmer water it caused an unpleasant tingling on my skin so I did as the box suggested and stuck with cool water. Aside from that my experience with the mask was an overall Yay!
Yes to Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask is only $14.99 USD so I figure it can’t break my bank to indulge in a second pot when my first one is through. If you’re looking for a nice budget mask that makes your skin look…good…healthy…this would be a great start!
I liked this one. Not bad at all!
Yes, well there are no humiliating pictures of the Muse wearing the mask but here are some of me after rinsing off the mask and I must say my skin is looking rather nice! Be kindly and disregard the fact that my face is devoid of all makeup including concealer…oy vey….!
Goofy faced and all wet!
You can purchase Yes to Tomatoes products at Walgreens, Target, Amazon.com, and more….check out the Yes to Carrots website for further information about the entire Yes to Tomatoes line by visiting www.yes-to-carrots.com
Have you tried any “Yes To” products?
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The Muse think that stocking stuffers are the order of business today! Is it me or are stockings stuffed with cute little gifts are what Christmas is all about? I freaking heart uber cute items to tuck into family and friends stockings!
The Muse wants to fill your stocking with joy this year so check out her review and giveaway of Yes to Carrots Frosty Loves C Lip Butters below!
If you’re anything like the Muse your lips might be suffering at the moment with the crazy cold weather we are having! Yuk!0
If you’re look for a nice, natural, paraben-free lip treatment you might want to try out Yes to Carrots Lip Butter. These are pretty much the same concept as your normal run of the mill chapstick but the formula is vastly different. It deserves to be mentioned I’m not a big fan of chapstick because I hate the waxy feel. The good news is that these have a superior formula to chapstick. They are soft, moisturizing, and glide nicely onto the lips protecting them from the harsh winter weather and preventing them chapping, drying out, and cracking. Of course the key selling point being the natural good for you ingredients and the paraben-free formula.
Now the Muse hates choosing so she’s happy she doesn’t have to choose with the Yes to Carrots Frosty Loves C Lip Butter Gift Set! The set includes three tasty selections to choose from. You’ll get Mint, Berry, and Carrot all tucked into a cute box decorated with a little snowman!
Cutes for your stocking right?
So allow this Muse to stuff your stocking with your own Yes to Carrots Frosty Loves C Lip Butter Gift Set! Just put your email address and name into the widget below for your chance to win! Good Luck! The contest is open to US and International readers.