Mask Monday: Tony Moly Pomegranate Mask Sheet

This installment of Mask Monday is a sheet mask I picked up at Urban Outfitters. It’s got so many names and titles on it, I’ll just say it’s TonyMoly’s I’m Real Pomegranate Mask Sheet. This particular one is for elasticity…

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This sheet mask is more expensive than the $1.00 Forever 21 masks but, cheaper than the Sephora one, at $6.00, I have all tried in past segments…

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However, this one comes from Korea, same as the Forever 21 masks do. I peeled these labels off to see if there was anything under them. There wasn’t. Maybe it was added info after the packages were printed up…

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Luckily, I’m not a newbie to sheet masks. The instructions are rather vague…

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But here are the English directions as well as the ingredients…

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The pomegranate ingredient is listed as ‘Pumica Granatum Fruit Extract’. How odd that they wouldn’t list it like they did the ‘Anise’ ingredient. Especially when they are naming this a Pomegranate mask. And again, the ingredient that they are advertising is way down the list of ingredients.

Anyway, this was a very juicy mask. And, the sheet was more delicate than others I have reviewed. I tore this just a little when I opened it up to put on…

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There wasn’t any fragrance at all. I left the mask on for 25 minutes while I reflected on my day. OK, to be honest I played a game on my phone. Nevertheless, I was relaxing and letting the mask do its job…

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Nothing to see here but the same old, creepy look sheet masks give. After 25 minutes, I removed the mask and massaged in the rest of the serum left behind. My skin felt plumper, as it usually does after using a sheet mask. I didn’t feel the need to follow-up with a moisturizer. I did, as this was right before bedtime and, I’m fussy about applying it. You may not feel the need to add a moisturizer.

Was it worth $3? I say so. My skin still felt soft the next morning. As for as elasticity, I think I would need to continually use a product to make any significant results for that. However, I did enjoy using this mask and feel confident I could recommend it for any skin type except those that would find exception in the ingredient list.

Do you shop for makeup and/or skincare at Urban Outfitters?

I’m Checking In On My New Year’s Resolutions

I know that is a weird title to start off a blog post for the beginning of July. However, hear me out.

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2015? I kind of cheat and start mine November 1. Why in the world would I do that? One, it’s my wedding anniversary and two, it is the first day of the pagan year. Mostly I do it because I want a head start on everyone else.

When Summer comes in June, I’m ready to reflect and see how well I have done on my commitments so far.

First, I don’t usually share most of my goals with people outside of my family. Even that can be hard because I have had so many dreams dashed by sharing them and, having someone take them away. I like to hold them close because my goals are very personal. But, I feel that by sharing these, I am being proud of my accomplishments regardless of what anyone else says. I am only comparing myself to myself.

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My first goal is a huge one and that is to run 10 5K races this year. The most I have ever run, in one year’s time, is 2 or 3. I started running a little over 5 years ago. I took some time off in 2013 after my father passed away because I just didn’t feel like doing it and, I moved from Florida to Colorado. I got ill last year and that is what actually spurred me to get back to working out again. Plus, I was beginning to miss it.

I started January off with my first 5K of the year and, first one in Colorado. Last month, I finished my 4th one and, have a race every month until the end of the year. Placing my finisher’s medals on the wall, next to my treadmill (which I only use if the weather is bad) gives me motivation…medals

I will be purchasing this medal hook rack to put them all. It sums it all up…

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Tracking my fitness progress is essential for my success. I keep a monthly tracking form of my workouts and runs. It is very gratifying for me to see each line filled in…

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If I am to workout almost every day, I need to eat and, I need to eat foods that give me healthy fuel. My goal is to start the day off with something healthy. My breakfast is a protein shake with creatine (helps my muscles recover faster). I add in frozen fruit or, my current obsession: peanut butter and a banana…

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Previously, I was hit or miss on taking my vitamins. I found an app called Habit Bull and I love clicking off each day. The app also reminds me to do so…

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Learning is something I have craved my entire life. I have discovered Udemy, which has a huge selection of online courses. I am enrolled in a lot of them because I won a giveaway where I won all the classes I had listed in my wishlist. My goal is to actually TAKE the classes. I have been sporadic in doing so…

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As well as learning, I made a goal of reading a book a month. I haven’t done so well with this because, I am either reading stuff on the Internet or, reading fitness, running or health magazines. I have a LOT of books waiting to be read…

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This is the first electric toothbrush I have ever owned so I don’t know if all of them have a timer but, mine does. It has 4 timed rounds. I had been cheating on the time and cutting it short. My goal is to brush for the entire brushing session. I’m doing great on that goal…

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And, I have been wanting to up my game on my beauty blog, right here! I have made very, very slow progress. Mostly because even though I know what I want, I don’t know how to do it. I haven’t given up. I love blogging and, most importantly, I enjoy the beauty blogging community…

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Each year I give up one beauty product that is not cruelty-free and once I make that choice, I stay with it. I’ve not broken that goal in the past 4 years that I have made that commitment.

These are the most important commitments I have made for the year. Checking in on them in the middle of the year helps me not only recommit but also, to remember why I choose to do these things.

Do you keep your New Year’s Resolutions?