skincare + selfcare


June Mask Maven

I received this month's Mask Maven in the mail today and I wanted to share what masks were included for the month of June. The theme of this month is "Skincare Sundae" and all of these masks are to indulge and treat your skin.

For those of you new to Mask Maven, this is a monthly mask subscription service through I bought a yearly subscription around Thanksgiving last year when they were offering a huge discount code. You can find out about Beauteque here for more information, pricing etc.

 Masks included:

Lovemore Wine Yeast Mask
Lovemore Rose Hybrid Whitening Mask
A'Pieu Melon and Milk Mask
Dr. Morita Green Tea and Amino Essence Moisturizing Facial Mask
Ipuda Strawberry Mask
Nohj Manuka Honey Mask
Daylight and Hue Propolis Mask
Lus Essence Royal Jelly Mask
Hanaka Macaron Facial Mask - Hyaluronic Acid

Overall, I am happy with six of the nine masks included this month. The overall value is pretty good except for a few no name brands. I am excited about the Nohj mask and Lovemore masks are amazing so I was thrilled to see them included! There were a few different options this month so if any of you subscribe to Mask Maven and got something different, please let me know what you got. As always, thanks for reading and for your support!

Stay Beautiful ❤️



The Face Shop My Other Bag Cushion Review

I am so excited to review The Face Shop My Other Bag Limited Edition CC Ultra Moist Cushion with SPF 50+ PA +++ that I got from here! I have purchased a CC cream from The Face Shop a few years ago here and I actually enjoyed it but this wasn't a true cushion, more like a foundation in a compact form. Since, the cushion style foundations have taken over the kbeauty world and I just had to get my hands on this particular cushion. Why? The packaging!! How amazing is this packaging! I got the color V103 Pure Beige.



Secret Key Premium Snow Toning Cream Review

Today I am reviewing the Secret Key The Premium Snow Toning Cream I recently won in a giveaway from 0.8L on Instagram. If you have been following my blog for the past year or so, you will know that I have been battling hormonal, cystic acne. You can read about my skin care journey  here.  My acne has since cleared but unfortunately, I have been left with the after math, hyper-pigmentation and scarring. This cream from Secret Key is said to contain "platowhite-c", a patented formula for brightening. This also contains 7 different type of vitamins plus licorice extract and niacinamide. This cream claims to give an immediate whitening effect, moisturize and act as a makeup base. I am always skeptical of products that claim to be 3-in-1 but nonetheless, I was intrigued and began testing the day I received this in the mail.



June Skin Care Update

It has been a few months since I have updated you all on my skin care progress. I am happy to report that things are still going great and I have seen a huge improvement in how my skin looks and feels. 

For those of you out there who are reading about my skin care story for the first time, I have been battling hormonal, cystic acne for just over a year now. I have been documenting my journey here on my blog and on Instagram. You can read more about my skin care journey here, here, and here.

As you can imagine, the following pictures are extremely difficult to post. I am a licensed medical Esthetician and have been in the business now for 18 years. It is difficult to admit that I needed help with my skin with all my education, knowledge and experience in Esthetics. I knew after months of trying to care for my skin and when nothing was working, I needed to reach out. Things didn't start to turn around until I found Curology! I can honestly say without a doubt that my skin would not have made the progress it has without my personalized prescription from Curology. To learn about what Curology is please follow this link here. I also attribute my progress to eating healthy, drinking spearmint tea and using a mix of well formulated and effective skin care products. 

Here are my results....

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