Freeman’s Beauty: Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask

The Facial Mask Monday product is a different type of mask. This is one that is a cream, you put it on before bedtime and sleep with it on. I think I picked up this Freeman’s Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask at Walmart. They usually run about $1.37 or so.DSCF0022

I had only read other reviews about these types of masks so, when I found this one, I thought I’d give it a go. When a product says that it ‘deeply hydrates’, I feel they are talking to me…

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I was worried about getting my pillow and sheets messy. But, I figured it out by not putting it on as thick as an apply and wipe off 15 minutes later mask. That left about 4 applications from this one packet.

If you love cantaloupes, you’ll love the fragrance of this mask. I wish I had some in the refrigerator right now! It smelled just like the melon! ┬áThat, along with the chamomile set the stage for a very relaxing experience. There are lots and lots of ingredients in this mask. Wow! A lot of them are from plant and fruit oil that are recognizable…

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How well did this one work? It worked so well I wish my skin would feel like this all the time. But, that was the next morning. I had a hard time keeping myself from rubbing in the product. And, it did sting my cheeks and nose for about 7 minutes when I first put it on. Maybe the facial wipe I used caused it? I don’t know. I don’t have sensitive skin so, I can’t recommend it to those that have any sensitivity issues.

The mask is a very heavy cream. When I applied it, it became opaque, however…

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The entire time I prepped for this post, all I could think about was Mrs. Kravitz. How many of you are old enough to know her and her put-upon husband, Abner?

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What sleeping masks do you recommend?

elf: Disney Princess Belle Eye Shadow Palette

A couple of months ago, Walgreen’s presented more Disney princess makeup and accessories. I have continued to collect the makeup story books and, purchasing this one was a given, as well…

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This palette is by elf and it celebrates Belle from the Beauty and the Beast movie.

This is quite the neutral palette. But, there are enough shades to create a light, neutral look all the way into a smoldering, smoky eye…

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I think swatching makeup is the thing I love most about blogging…

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I did use a swab for the swatching over a light application of eye shadow primer. I found all the shadows to really ‘pop’ with the primer. This palette is from elf so, there is a bit of fall-out but, they didn’t crumble away and, the pay out makes it worthwhile. In my opinion!

You can’t get more simple with these directions…

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For days when I want a close to no makeup look, these are some of the best colors to use…

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If I remember correctly, I got this for around $5. What do you think? Are these not great Summer to Fall transition shades?

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Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen

This product was given to me to review.

I speak right up when someone wants to know what skincare products I love and, what do I use when not testing out products for the blog. I use Kiehl’s. Their products have given me not only the results I’m looking for but also, I see results very quickly.

So, when I got the opportunity to try out Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen, I knew it was going to be a product I could truly put to the test.DSCF0011

I have been running and training for 5K races for over a year straight. Even though I am out early in the morning to do my runs, I have found that being at a higher altitude, here in the Denver area, makes a huge difference in the amount of sun I am exposed to. This is why I choose products that have SPF 50 for my body when I am outside.

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Kiehl’s Super Fluid states that it is 50+. Now we’re talkin’! This isn’t the old, goopy, stinky stuff from years ago. Not only does this apply completely into my skin, it also doesn’t have a bad smell. It’s a light fragrance that quickly dissipates.

Note in the photo above that this sunscreen is for both UVA and UVB sun rays. You want a sunscreen that protects from both of these which is why it’s called Broad Spectrum.

Those with oily skin can run into problems with some sunscreens. While I have normal to dry skin, I feel that almost everyone can use this and not experience break outs. However, Kiehl’s has a very liberal return policy and, you can always get samples at their stores to give it a trial run first.

DSCF0013When I read the ‘Shake Well’ wording, I did so. There’s a serious ball in there to mix things up! I will take it that there is some separation when the bottle sits and you want to mix it all up. Not a problem at all. I tend to shake up most bottles before using, anyway.

There’s a tamper-proof tab to remove before dispensing…

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I definitely want to share the ingredient list with you…

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And, as I have stated before, I like to research ingredients that are not familiar to me. I wanted to learn more about Avobenzone and Oxybenzone. You can find these readily in a variety of sunscreens but, not in all of them. These two chemical formulas penetrate the skin in a mesh-like pattern. This insures that your skin is protected from broad spectrum UV rays but also, that your skin can still breathe and perspire. These two ingredients don’t clump or compromise your protection when you sweat. Just remember that you will want to reapply Super Fluid every two hours.

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I put a small sample on the back of my hand to show you that the Super Fluid is, indeed, a fluid, and not a cream…

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I dispense an amount on my fingers and then rub it into my skin. As you can see, it completely soaks in and doesn’t leave any residue behind…

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It dries completely, with no tacky film. The bottle doesn’t state specifically if this is just for the face or the body. I take it that it’s made for both. And, I used it for both. I applied the Super Fluid on my face after I had applied a moisturizer. I use Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate under and around my eyes and then I applied Super Fluid over that and all over my face. Since it has a matte finish, I didn’t mind using it on my face one bit. I like the way it feels on my skin.

I particularly like using Super Fluid on the backs of my hands (if you are not putting a daily SPF on the back of your hands, start right now!), my ears, on the back of my neck and back, all over on the front of my neck, onto the decolletage area and, even onto the tops of my shoulders. However, you can use this all over your body. Boy, does my skin feel silky when I use this. I, actually, look forward to using this sunscreen.

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen can be found at their stores or, you can order it on their website. Super Fluid comes in two sizes: 1.7 oz for $38 and, 4.2 oz for $61.

I have made Kiehl’s Super Fluid a staple on training and race days. Are you fastidious about using SPF too?