Sweet dreams with a trio of Sleep Masks

sleep masks

Nighty night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.bug2 carcabin.comThis week Makeup Wars has decided to share our favorites when it comes to sleeping. I’ve received three products that fit this category although I’ve actually had more over the last year. Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer, Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque Moisturizing, and Woda Celebrity 24Karat Gold Mask are coming your way to help you beautify while getting a good night’s sleep.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer
($14.99) is my bargain pick. This 1.7 oz jar will last you for months if used 2-3 times per week as recommended. This is used in place of your moisturizer/night cream.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

As with all Aveeno Positively Radiant skincare products this uses Active Naturals Total Soy Complex which works to deeply hydrate and nourish skin.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

This overnight facial is oil free and non-greasy. You don’t need to rinse it off until morning. It’s also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Aveeno’s Positively Radiant line works to target 5 factors of radiance – tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness, and brown spots. I find this to be deeply hydrating for my skin.

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque ($8.00) is another bargain buy at about $2.60 per use. I really love using this and highly recommend this. It’s a fragrance free gel that is infused with Adenosine and Papaya. If you have very dry skin then you need this. It’s very watery so at first you’d think that it’s not moisturizing but I wake up with completely refreshed skin and notice a difference in the hydration on my face.

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque

There’s no doubt why the biggest word on the package is Moisturizing! You apply the mask to your face and neck and massage it gently onto your skin. You want it as absorbed as possible. Done! That’s all it takes. Leave it on the entire night and you’ll wake up revitalized. Both Target and Ulta carry Miss Spa masks though at the moment I don’t see this online though they could be in stores. Miss Spa has it on their website and that makes it worthwhile to shop there.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA CELEBRITY 24 KARAT GOLD MASK is my luxury buy. I just reviewed this in full so here’s a smidgen of that. I really enjoy using this mask and seeing the results on my skin. I’m just using it one night a week though it’s so gentle that I could easily use it more often. I’m just trying to savor it.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

The 24 Karat Gold Mask’s name comes from the fact that it’s infused with 24 karat gold. The gold works as a powerful antioxidant to fight signs of aging. I’m part of that battle as are many of you. It contains a potent dose of Vitamin C to help lighten hyperpigmentation.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask is part mask and part moisturizer. Directions tell you to apply a rich layer on your face, neck, and decollate. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. It dries down but not all the way. It remains moist on your skin but not quite as moist as when you applied it. Do not wash it off though. Instead gently remove any excess with a dry cloth (I use a muslin cloth) and pat the remainder onto your skin.

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

Let me put in a plug for Me Glow Beauty Boosting Eye Mask which is totally unlike these other masks since it’s an actual mask. You wear it all night (or as long as you can) to help soften the lines around your eyes. When I was using this more regularly I found it helped me with the darkness under my eyes.

Now that you see what’s in bed with me (beside my hubby and dog and the bed bugs) what do you use? I’m eager to see what my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers have in their arsenal.  —  Marcia

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Masks of the month: Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask and Oxygenating Bubble Mask

Miss Spa masks

Miss Spa masks

Every month I plan on sharing masks with you and today I have 2 that I’m totally crazy about! I’ve been so busy using MISS SPA OXYGENATING BUBBLE MASK and MISS SPA 24K GOLD CREME MASK that I’m ignoring everything else including their Overnight Gel Masque (review coming). These two masks are amazing to use and easy to get your hands on.

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I am so used to sheet masks that I’d forgotten about how efficient and comfortable another type of mask could be. These are perfect for those of you who say you aren’t comfy with a sheet mask. They feel great on my face, cost $6.99 each (I get 2 uses per package), are available at Ulta, and work so wonderfully you’ll love them as much as I do.

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask

MISS SPA OXYGENATING BUBBLE MASK is like a party on your face. It’s the most fun you can have without getting drunk. The Oxygenating Bubble Mask starts by looking like a gel but turns into a cream mask once applied.  Suddenly it starts tingling and moving and grooving. You can watch it in action if you want.

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask in action

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask in action

Leave it on for about 15 minutes to deliver an oxygenating effect that will revitalize dull skin. This mask is infused with antioxidant rich white tea extract that helps to reinvigorate your skin. There’s also pineapple fruit extract and vitamin B3 to exfoliate and even your skin tone. I seriously love how this feels but it does feel funny. It’s like someone is tickling my face as the bubbles fade away. I wash it off with either plain water or use a washcloth and my skin feels and looks brighter than ever. I love applying it just after my shower while my hair is drying.

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask

As much as I love the oxygenating bubble mask I can’t help but love MISS SPA 24K GOLD CREME MASK a little bit more. It makes me feel like I’m in a fairy tale when I turn gold wearing it. I don’t know what I was expecting the first time I used this but when it turned into a true metallic gold on my face I was amazed and fascinated.

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask wet

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask wet

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask dry

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask dry

Miss Spa uses pure 24K gold when creating this. The gold promotes luminosity and my face truly glows after I use it. The peptides and moisturizers in it work to deliver hydration and increase elasticity.

Water (Aqua), Gold, Propanediol, Glycerin, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Lauryl Lactate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Niacinamide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide.

It’s a great mask to use when you are doing things around the house. It dries but never uncomfortably. It doesn’t crack and there’s no fragrance. And you’ll feel like you’ve had the Midas touch even after washing it away. It’s perfect to use before a special occasion since your skin will look ahmayzing!

I’m truly enamored with these two masks and I’ll be found at Ulta purchasing more. Target has a line of Miss Spa Facial Sheet Masks ($3.99) too if you are looking for more to make you appear younger than springtime.  —  Marcia

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Afraid of bees? No need to be with Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask

Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask

Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask

Miss Spa is one of my favorites for sheet masks. They’ve been very good to me, sending several for review including their Bee Venom Plumping Mask. I couldn’t wait to try this mask and now I need to purchase more to have on hand.

Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping and Firming Facial Mask ($7.99) won’t sting, I promise. Instead it’s going to make your face look smoother and feel firmer. It’s a very relaxing mask to use since it has a cool feeling the entire time it’s on the face.

According to Miss Spa the mask combines bee venom with 3D express lifting effect technology. Now if you have an allergy to bees this isn’t for you, but if you don’t then this mask will pamper you and give you a look you love.

Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask

Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask

This is my first time using anything with ingredients from the hive. It contains royal jelly protein and bee venom as two of the ingredients. These work together on skin texture and a plumping effect. You know how lips are often described as “bee kissed”? That’s what you get with this mask. A “bee kissed” face. miss spa beeKey benefits and ingredients:

  • Bee Venom: controls the facial muscles, increases blood circulation gently plumping out and firming the skin, and fills and smooths fine lines and wrinkles

  • Propolis Extract: this is a resinous substance harvested by bees on flower buds and it is a great skin healer, anti-oxidant and antiseptic

It also contains honey extract and aloe to deeply nourish and moisturize your face. Your skin is left looking and feeling firmer, smoother and lifted.

  • Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask

    Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask

Now I’m sure you know the drill with a sheet mask. Unwrap, place on your face and smooth it to fit the crevices, lay down and relax knowing that the mask is doing the work. There’s a chance I applied this wrong but it worked perfectly for me. There are 3 layers to the mask, a white perforated sheet, a silky mask with the gel, and then a top blue layer to cover that. I kept it on with the blue layer over it and the silky mask directly on my skin. It was too hard to remove the top layer without making it fold over.

Miss Spa Bee Venom Mask

Miss Spa Bee Venom Mask

Miss Spa Bee Venom mask fully opened

Miss Spa Bee Venom mask fully opened

throwing a kiss before I smoothed the mask

throwing a kiss before I smoothed the mask

When I purchase a new one I’ll try without the blue layer but I don’t think it could get much better! The mask is wet but not gooey or fall off your face wet. It’s loaded with the ingredients but they don’t drip like some masks can do.

Miss Spa has a full line of masks to cover all your needs and Ulta and Ulta.com is where they are carried. Their Korean formulated treatment use the newest technologies and each product is free of sulfates, parabens, fragrances & artificial dyes and never tested on animals.

Do you see a bee in your future? — Marcia

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Masks, masks and more masks in the 9th day of Xmas giveaway

Miss Spa, Antrodia, 7th Heaven, BioRepublic

Miss Spa, Antrodia, 7th Heaven, BioRepublic

Masks, especially face masks, are part relaxation and part restoration. There are so many masks that can do so many things. If you are like me you love them all and look forward to the times you can use them. Today I have a lot of masks provided by Antrodia, Miss Spa, 7th Heaven, BioRepublic and Look Beauty for the 9th Day of Christmas Giveaway. These are all masks I’ve used and enjoy so I’m very excited to share with 3 of our Beauty Info Zone winners.

Mask giveaway time

Mask giveaway time

ANTRODIA MASKS –  This is actually a second chance for you if you weren’t one of the 4 winners from my previous review. One person will be able to win both of their Radiance + Repair Face Masks: Detoxification + Calming and Intense Moisture Replenishment. This way you’ll get to see why I liked these masks so much. They are full face masks that are very hydrating and great for those of us with anti-aging needs. In addition to these two that winner will also receive the fun MaskerAide “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” sheet mask that helps to lift, firm & soften fine lines. You’ll have fun with this package since you’ll hydrate, detox and help with fine lines.

Antrodia masks and MaskerAide I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Antrodia masks and MaskerAide I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

BIOREPUBLIC is a wonderful company if you love to mask. These US made masks come in a variety of “flavors” and I have 3 for one winner. These are cruelty-free and made with the highest quality natural ingredients. All contain Vitamin E and are recommended for all skin types. CUCUMBER BREEZE is a soothing fiber mask that works best on stressed skin. It help tighten pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines. I love this mask! GREEN TEA DETOX is a purifying fiber mask  that is especially good if you want to help with blemishes and imperfections. It leaves you with clean, supple and refined skin while it helps remove excess sebum. ALOE RESCUE is the Revitalizing Fiber Mask. This mask has natural aloe vera juice in it which helps soothe dry skin. It’s really good for after sun use in case you get to go somewhere warm soon. Aloe Rescue provides immediate hydration so you end up with healthy, revitalized and lush skin.

BioRepublic Cucumber Breeze, Green Tea Detox and Aloe Rescue Masks

BioRepublic Cucumber Breeze, Green Tea Detox and Aloe Rescue Masks

MISS SPA is one of my favorite companies for masks since they have created so many. If you have any kind of need just check out Ulta or one of the stores that carries Miss Spa. I promise it will be hard for you to pick out the ones you want. One of the many reasons to love Miss Spa masks is that this is a woman owned company so we get to support women entrepreneurs. The winner of this group will receive the ILLUMINATE HYDROGEL FACIAL MASK which is a two piece mask that’s infused with pearl extract and collagen. The purpose of this mask is to help refine the skin’s surface so you get a lustrous look, clarity and a glow. TONE HYDROGEL CHIN MASK fits onto your chin by slipping the loop hole over your ears to secure the mask around you chin and jawline. This mask has been designed to help with the fines lines and crepiness in that area to give you a more lifted and youthful appearance. Now that your face and chin area are covered you’ll need your eyes and for that you’ll receive one packet of  Eye Repair Patch from Look Beauty. This is to help reduce eye puffiness which we all need. And there’s more!! Two packages of VII Code O2M Oxygen Eye Masks will be in this package too (not pictured).

Miss Spa Illuminating Facial Mask, Tone Hydrogel Chin Mask, Look Beauty Eye Repair

Miss Spa Illuminating Facial Mask, Tone Hydrogel Chin Mask, Look Beauty Eye Repair

In addition all three of our winners will receive a 7th HEAVEN BLACK SEAWEED PEEL-OFF mask for purifying. This is great for oily and combination skin. Don’t be scared by this black peel off mask when you apply it. It contains Pressed Sea Buckthorn, Harvest Laver Seaweed from the Welsh seaside and crushed sea salt. You’ll be deeply cleansed using this mask.

7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask

7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask

So what is your choice? Door number 1, 2, or 3?  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: The 9th Day of Christmas giveaway has 3 winners – US and Canada only. It will end Dec. 17th at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please remember we check to see that the options have really happened and that you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone (and stay a subscriber).
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