What better way to start the weekend than with a Mask giveaway?

You all know that I love masks and collect them. But sometimes I get overwhelmed in the amount that I have and that’s when it’s time to share. One of my favorite brands is 7th Heaven. These are affordable masks that are totally efficient. Use them once a week for 15 minutes and wash off leaving skin that’s exfoliated and fresh.

In today’s giveaway there will be 4 winners and each winner will receive a 7th Heaven Red Hot Earth Sauna Masque and a Hot Spring Sauna Masque.

7th Heaven Red Hot Earth Sauna Masque

7th Heaven Hot Springs Sauna Masque

In total each winner will receive 5 masks. Here are some ideas of what you’ll find in a winning package:

Masque*ology

Two people will get a Masque*ology Mask (Vita Clarifying Cream Mask and Special Care Cream Mask).

Antrodia Radiance + Repair Mask: Intense Moisture Replenishment

Two will receive masks from Antrodia like the Intense Moisture Replenishment or the Detoxification + Calming Mask.

Eyedews eye mask

Two will receive a set of 3 Eyedews Under Eye Masks.

And there’s a smattering of others including some of these:

Florapy Floral Therapy Facial Masks

Meltology Self-Heating Spa Facial Mask

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask

MaskerAide Pre Party Prep

So what do you say? Do you want to win a set of 5 different facial masks? Of course you do. To enter you must be a Beauty Info Zone email subscriber living in the US or Canada (Quebec doesn’t allow these giveaways though). The giveaway continues through 7/12/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Four winners! I hope you are one of them. —  Marcia

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*some of these were received as samples, some are personal purchases

Unmask prettier skin with Earth Therapeutic K-Aesthetics Facial Masks

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Each of these masks is available in a 5 pack for $11.99 on the Earth Therapeutics website as well as at Amazon but for slightly more money.

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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Masks of the Month from The Body Shop

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask and British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask and British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

Last month I introduced what I hope will be a monthly post: Masks of the Month. I started with ToGoSpa and their lip and eye masks plus Hada Labo Tokyo sheet masks and why I liked these. I’m all about masks and love to use them therefore this month I’m going to share with you some Body Shop masks that I was sent.Not everyone loves sheet masks but there’s an alternative, turn to The Body Shop for one or more of their jar masks. The Himalayan Charcoal Purify Glow Mask was particularly great for me at holiday time but also great since then.

The Body Shop HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL Purifying Glow Mask

The Body Shop HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL Purifying Glow Mask

This 100% Vegan Mask is muddy looking goodness. Charcoal masks are meant to deep clean and that’s what I like about it. I have pores but I don’t like pores! Therefore once a week or once every other week is very helpful for those getting the gunk out of my pores, especially the ones on my nose. Even though I exfoliate often my nose often doesn’t want to cooperate. The Himalayan Charcoal mask has helped with the cleansing I need.

Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

As many of you know I am phobic about fragrance so I worried about this mask but it has an intoxicating tea fragrance. Ingredients include Bamboo Charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, Community Trade Tea Tree Oil from Kenya, and Green Tea Leave from Japan.

Full Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Alcohol Denat., Camellia Sinensis Leaf, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pumice, Argania Spinosa Shell Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Parfum/Fragrance, Charcoal Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Limonene, Linalool, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Menthol, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Menthoxypropanediol, Citral, Geraniol, Coumarin, Caramel.

Himalayan Charcoal Purity Purifying Glow Mask ($28) can be left on for 5-10 minutes. In 10 minutes it completely dries down but isn’t stiff. I use a muslin cloth to wash it off and then continue with my skincare. The Body Shop recommends using it 2 to 3 times a week but I think that depends on your particular needs.

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The other mask that I have from The Body Shop is British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. When I first saw the words “british rose” I worried about the fragrance. Even though a mask is on for a short time my sensitive nose can pick it up all day long BUT this smells pretty darn good and I don’t mind it at all. This mask is the total opposite in texture of the charcoal mask as this one is gel like. As a matter of fact it reminds me of a jar of jelly. It’s soft and has little bits of rose petals crushed into it. Sort of like Valentine’s Day in a jar.

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

This too is 100% Vegan but it works to plump and moisturize your skin. The British Rose mask never dries down. It stays moist just like it wants your skin to feel. It’s especially nice if your skin is feeling dehydrated by winter winds and weather. The three key ingredients are rose petals and essence of hand-picked roses from Britain, Rosehip oil from Chile, and Community Trade Aloe Vera from Mexico.

Full Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-32, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Disodium EDTA, Rose Extract, Benzyl Salicylate, Menthoxypropanediol, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 14700/Red 4

While I don’t feel that my face looks all glowy after using this it does feel hydrated. I leave this on for about 10 – 15 minutes before washing it off with a washcloth, either muslin or terry.

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

One reason I love to use masks so much is that whenever I notice that my face needs some extra help, whether that’s hydration, deep cleansing, or a fresh glowing face, I turn to a mask. It gives my face the extra vitality that I need to make a change. Are you ready for a change?  Try The Body Shop masks!  —  Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration, affiliate links in use to help with blog expenses

These two masks are available at both The Body Shop and Ulta.

 

Facial mask giveaway

Applying of a facial mask

I’m in the process of cleaning up to move. For a cosmetic junkie who loves subscription boxes that means a lot of extra items that I just can’t hold onto. That’s good news though for Beauty Info Zone readers since I’ll be hosting a lot of giveaways over the next few months, brand new of course.

I’m unable to take photos of these but here’s what I’ll be dividing up between 2 winners:

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask

Sesha Skin Therapy Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Mask

SESHA Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Mask

SESHA Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Mask

Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack (aloe)

Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack

Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack

Miss Spa Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Mask

Secret Garden Olive Oil Ampoule Mask OR Camillia Oil Ampoule Mask

Karuna Anti-Oxidant Treatment Mask (protect & balance)

Karuna Anti-Oxidant Treatment Mask

Karuna Anti-Oxidant Treatment Mask

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

both winners will also receive:

Klorane Eye Patch (1 set each)

Klorane Eye Contour patches

Klorane Eye Contour patches

Purlisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask (prevent)

Pur-lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Mask

Pur-lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Mask

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

  • 2 winners, international
  • ends 2/4/17 @ 11:59 ET
  • you must be an email subscriber of Beauty Info Zone. If I’m unable to find proof of that you’ll be eliminated
  • the second must for the giveaways is the comment in the Rafflecopter
  • if comments close before 2/4 then email me at [email protected] and label it MASKS, then click “I commented” and continue on
  • only entries through the Rafflecopter will show up when I go to find the winner

These are all sheet masks from my personal collection. I’m sure to find more as I’m destashing and will add more to the packages. Good luck  — Marcia

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Last minute gifts you can purchase today

Hard Candy, Pacifica, Masqueology last minute gifts

Hard Candy, Pacifica, Masqueology last minute gifts

You are in luck since it’s not too late to pick up gifts in your neighborhood that will be as popular as ones you’ve had stashed away for the last several weeks. It’s a blogger’s job this holiday season to pepper you with products you can buy for others but it’s important to know that you can also buy some treasures for yourself that won’t break the bank.

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Let’s go to Walmart first shall we?

Hard Candy has many sets that are within your budget and are available on Walmart.com as well as stores. This Eye Essentials set has 6 pieces and is only $4.99. Thrill your tween and teen with two eyeshadow palettes and a set of brushes. Order it online and then pick it up in your local store.

Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Blue Makeup Set, 6 pc

Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Blue Makeup Set

I was sent the Hard Candy Contour and Sculpt Face Kit ($9.88) as an example of what Hard Candy has for holidays. This 9 piece collection is perfect for an older teen or young adult (and you).

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Gift Set

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Gift Set

Stick on a bow and you’re good to go. There’s a great compact with every shade you need for bronzing, sculpting and highlighting. It comes with an adorable cover so you end up with a reusable tin.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Palette

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Palette

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette closed

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette closed

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette helpful instructions

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette helpful instructions

But that’s not all. In this holiday set there’s a Contour sponge, a double sided brush, and a tube of Strobing Glow which is a cream that is for both face and body. This is a perfect party palette as well as being helpful year round.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt holiday face collection

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt holiday face collection

While you are at Walmart you need to find the MASQUEOLOGY facial masks. These $2.50 masks sold out quickly online although you can ask for an alert to let you know when they’ll be back in stock. It was very hard for me to believe that these are only $2.50. These sheet masks compare to much more expensive ones.

Masque*ology

Masque*ology

The 4 types are Special Care Cream Mask with amazing benefits. This one is great for dry sensitve skin because it moisturizes and hydrates. It’s going to lift and firm skin while it helps diminish the signs of fine lines. The Vita Clarifying Mask is meant for dull tired skin. It’s loaded with vitamins which helps to clarify skin and combats free radicals. My favorite is the Moisturizing Cream Mask. This lovely contains hyaluronic acid and caviar. Ooh la la. The Moisturizing Cream Mask is an excellent hydrator. There’s also Collagen Lifting Cream Mask which is one I need to find more of. This and the Moisturizing mask need to be in the stockings of all the women you know over 40. We can definitely use this revitalization and help in building collagen in our skin.

Masque*ology directions

Masque*ology directions

Masque*ology

Masque*ology

You can’t go wrong with any of these and the price is perfect for a last minute filler.

I’m a big nail polish fan so I’m sending you over to Ulta to find trio of beautiful polishes from PACIFICA. They’ve come out with a set of fall/winter polishes that will make a fabulous gift.

Pacifica Polish trio

Pacifica Polish trio

Pacifica is the brand for anyone you like that wants to use cruelty-free, vegan polishes and ones that are 7 Free. The three shades in the set are Luxe Interior, Wonderland, and London Tomboy.

Pacifica Winter Trio

Pacifica Winter Trio

Luxe Interior is a beautiful black cream with silver sparkles. With two coats it becomes a textured polish. I also tried it with one coat of a black cream polish and Luxe Interior over it and I lost most of the texture. Both are lovely ways to wear this shade. Wonderland is my favorite of the trio since it’s an off white, not quite cream shade. It has subtle shimmer within that I wish wasn’t quite so subtle. London Tomboy is a dark teal green, not quite a true green since it has a blue undertone. This is a beautiful cream polish. Be sure you apply a base coat since dark shades like this can stain.

Pacifica Luxe Interior, Wonderland and London Tomboy

Pacifica Luxe Interior, Wonderland and London Tomboy

Keep your eyes open when shopping at Ulta and Walmart for some gifts you may not have thought of before. All three of these brands will bring a smile to a beautiful face.  —  Marcia

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The Body Shop At-Home Facial Mask Experience with the Recipes of Nature Collection

Recipes of Nature CollectionI think we could all use a little de-stressing right now, and The Body Shop has a nifty five-in-one collection of facial masks called the Recipes of Nature Collection.  Each mask is full of superfoods, 100%  vegetarian ingredients, and have no parabens, paraffins, silicone or mineral oils.  This is a beautiful set that will put you and your skin totally at ease.                                                                                                                                                                 samples

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

What I love about this set is the concept of ‘multi-masking’.  I love to multi-task…put the word ‘multi’ into anything and I pay attention.  Your skin isn’t typically all dry or all oily or all congested.  Some parts need one kind of help while other parts need a totally different intervention.  The Recipes of Nature Collection has five great masks that can be used together on different areas of your face…it’s what we call in the educational field ‘differentiation’, recognizing that everyone isn’t in the same place and we all have different needs.

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

The five masks in this collection include AMAZONIAN ACAI ENERGIZING RADIANCE MASK,  ETHIOPIAN HONEY DEEP NOURISHING MASKBRITISH ROSE FRESH PLUMPING MASKHIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING GLOW MASK, and CHINESE GINSENG AND RICE CLARIFYING POLISHING MASK.

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

The Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Mask is a gel mask with acai berry and guarana seed extract.  It is an exfoliating gel facial mask that revives and energizes the skin.  If you are really tired or feeling super stressed, this is the mask for you.

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is another gel mask gel-textured moisturizing mask that plumps up dry skin and makes it super soft.  My cheeks are always so dry that I need this mask there…but my t-zone doesn’t need it.  That’s why the multi-masking approach is so perfect.  Ingredients include the ultra moisturizing aloe vera and pressed, crushed, and blended rose petals, which you can definitely smell right when you open the jar.

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

The Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask is a beautiful honey based mask that moisturizes skin and improves elasticity.  Super dry skin will practically cry in relief from this combination of honey, marula oil, and olive oil.

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask was the first mask I tried because I had a bizarre breakout in my t-zone.  This mud mask is a great decongestant for skin that pulls out toxins.  Bamboo charcoal, tea tree oil, and green tea leaves make this mask a total zit-busting treatment.

Recipes of Nature Mask Collection

The Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask is probably the most unusual of the masks, with a white almost chalky texture that exfoliates and tones skin.  It brightens the complection and reduces pore size with ginseng, rice extract, and sesame seed oil.

Whatever you skin needs, there is an answer within the Recipes of Nature Collection.  I highly recommend you pick this up and experiment with multi-masking.  And in some really great news, with the purchase of any of these masks The Body Shop will restore 1 square meter of rainforest through their new Bio-Bridges program. The ultimate goal is to restore 75 million square meters by 2020!  So you can feel good about feeling less stressed while also multi-tasking with multi-masking.  Sounds good to me!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

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