Welcome to another week of Beauties On Fire! This weeks winning theme is Back to school. I’ve wanted to do something like this forever but I’m doing something a little different. I’m reviewing a face mask from Shea Moisture and I’m taking you with me.
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This is my first time trying a face mask. I’ve always been afraid of putting things on my face (I mean I didn’t start wearing makeup until 24 and I still don’t wear it often) so yes, it took a long time for me to get courage and do this.
First and foremost. I am not held accountable for you trying this if anything goes wrong. I am giving my honest opinion and review. I bought this packet on a whim and decided to try it out. I am not compensated or paid for this review.
Be cautious using anything new on your body and face. Research and buy and use at your own will.
Now that the disclaimer is out of the way! If you’re in need of a face re freshener (you know, since it’s mid September and finals are already starting, for me at least) you should definitely give the weekend to yourself and pamper yourself. Some ways to pamper yourself, for free or cheap:
- Watch a movie and eat popcorn/your favorite snack
- Enjoy a day with your friends
- Sleep. Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with this.
- Make yourself dinner and have a date with yourself.
- Go to the beach if you’re near one.
- Go for a drive if you can.
- Have a sleepover.
- Get/give yourself a mani and pedi.
- Use a face mask and exfoliate your body.
I bought these Shea Moisture face masks from Wal-Mart for $2.50 each.
I am using the Yellow Packet today. The black packet will be done at another time.
This is the Shea Moisture Raw shea butter hydrating mud mask for dry skin.
I will be honest and admit that it’s been about two weeks since I’ve used this but I wanted to make sure I didn’t break out before I go praising it.
The directions are easy to follow. Apply a thin layer of the mask over your face and let sit for up to 10 minutes.
I did wash my face right before using it so that my skin was fresh and clean. I did not however, moisturize my face.
Here’s my face bare and freshly washed.
As you can see, around my nose and corners of my mouth I’m pretty dry. That is normal for me. I stay dry around those areas. The application of the mask comes with so much mud, I had more than half of the mud left over once I applied a thin-ish layer! I didn’t save it but I’ll explain why later in the post.
It does have a good smell. Not a soft scent but not overpowering either. I want to say it smelled like shampoo. The last picture above is what I had leftover, and that was just the top view.
Going on the application is nice and cool. There is some tingling immediately once the cream is applied. I won’t lie, it actually became slightly painful after about a minute. If I moved my face, it definitely started hurting and around 3 minutes it began to burn so much that I had to wash it off my face.
After I washed off the mask, my skin wasnt burning any longer and my face was softer and felt moisturized. I didn’t have to add any extra moisturizer afterwards so all in all, it was a good experience, save for the burning around 3 minutes.
These pictures are afterwards. I feel like my face is brighter and looks healthier!
Would I use this again? Probably not. The burning definitely was not a pleasant experience and though it did its job, it wasnt a “wow!” experience.
Is it worth $2.50? For me, not at all.
Pros: The packaging is really cute. There is more than enough product to use for another use or with a friend or two. It has a good smell.
Cons: Too much product if you want to just use it one time. Burns before the 10 minutes. Immediate tingling.
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