Freeman Facial Cucumber Peel-Off Mask
Ok, so first impression: GROSS! I'll bet you all don't appreciate my too-detailed images of the peeling process, lol. But let's get down to business. The mask formula itself is a pleasantly scented clear gel that you apply to your entire face. Upon application, you get a refreshing cool and tingly sensation. Be sure to avoid the area around your eyes! While it was drying, I noticed that I put some a little too close to my under-eye area and it stung a bit. Once the mask is completely dry, you just peel it off your face. Reminds me of when I used to peel glue off of my fingers in kindergarten after doing cut-and-paste crafts...except this time the glue is on my face, haha! The purpose of this mask is to remove impurities from your pores, similar to Biore strips.
Final Thoughts: I actually think this product is kind of neat. It smells and feels good on my face, and the peeling part is sort of fun, in an icky kind of way, lol. I know, I'm weird. My skin feels clean and refreshed after using it.
Sheer Cover Concealer Duo in Light/Medium
I've been using my ELF Studio Complete Coverage Concealer for months now with no real complaints. It does the job. However, I definitely experienced the difference in using a higher-end product. The Sheer Cover formula is thicker, creamier, and allows for fuller coverage. This little compact is going to last me a very long time. I used the Light side for brightening and highlighting and the Medium side for concealing.
Final Thoughts: Good stuff! I'm very pleased with this MyGlam goody. I would have never thought to try it if I hadn't received it in my MyGlam bag. Now I'm not sure if I'd shell out the $29 retail value that MyGlam tagged it at, but who knows. I might consider it once I run out of product...probably in a year or two.
Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
|Yes, the Christmas tree is still up.|
I was probably the most skeptical about this product for a number of good reasons. First of all, I already have super-straight, limp, unmanageable hair that gets even more weighed down with most conditioners. I use conditioner very sparingly as it decreases volume and prevents my hair from holding a curl. Also, I have combination hair...very dry ends while having an oily scalp. I could imagine Wen Cleansing Conditioner being useful for my crunchy ends, but I was really apprehensive about it making my oily scalp even greasier. To my surprise, I emerged from the shower with the softy, silkiest hair that bended to the will of my curling iron without any resistance. As you can see, full and soft bouncy waves galore! Plus my roots didn't feel greasy at all, amazing! The only downside I can think of is the smell. It's probably just me, but it smells a lot like an old asian lady (ie. my grandmother, who uses plenty of Tiger Balm plus a countless variety of asian herbal medicines). Lol.
Final Thoughts: Out of all the products I received, this one exceeded expectations more than the others. I've used it for two days in a row so far and love the results. I'm not sure what my hair will be like with continued use, but if the going stays good, I may even consider purchasing a full-sized bottle!
The Balm Hot Ticket Nail Polish in Silver Spoon Me
It wasn't love at first sight when I laid eyes on this nail polish. In general, I'm not a big fan of silver on my fingertips. I don't think I've ever even thought about purchasing silver polish before. But, upon application, it really wasn't that bad. The formula is very fluid and easy to apply while the color is very opaque. So now I have these super-shimmery metallic silver nails. Husband made a comment about "robot-nails" which I consider a compliment coming from him. (he's a big tech geek)
Final Thoughts: Not my usual go-to color, but definitely a lot more fun than I had expected! :)
Whew! So that's the skinny on my January MyGlam bag! Hope some of you found it useful. Let me know if you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer. :D