Beauty

Mask Of The Moment: Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

I’ve mentioned before that I have a mild obsession with trying and comparing face masks.  When it comes to at-home pamper nights, they are an absolute essential.

I have oily skin that is sensitive and prone to breakouts. My skincare routine is a delicate balance between cleansing and toning and healthy hydration. In my most recent mask-capades, I picked up one of Lush’s best selling fresh face masks: Cupcake.

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The sweet girl at the store informed me that the spearmint oil it contains will have a cooling effect on the skin; the vanilla absolute will calm redness and Rhassoul mud will aid in cleansing any active breakouts. Also, it smells like chocolate cake batter. I know. Now I have your attention!

I was a bit surprised by the tingling sensation that happened moments after I applied a layer of the mask, but it quickly turned into a cooling, cleansing feeling that was really pleasant. I kept the mask on for about ten minutes, then removed it with a wet cloth.

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I have to say, I’m a fan! One pot will set you back about $7 which, when it comes to pamper products, is certainly on the cheaper end of things. This is a fresh mask, so it has to remain in the refrigerator — only adding to that cooling and refreshing experience!

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If you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts, I can’t recommend this product enough. Also, since it’s Lush, it’s cruelty free and only contains the freshest of ingredients.

Have you tried any new product recently? I’d love to hear from you! Tweet me @brokebutbougie!

A Tiny Life Hack

I’m still getting my life in order after a two-week vacation to visit my family in Alabama. So, today’s blog post is just going to be a quick little life hack.

I think I am not alone when I say I am constantly losing bobby pins. I don’t know where they go! They’re probably with all my lost socks somewhere…

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I had this empty Tic Tac bottle from our trip, and thought the little spout would be perfect for containing and dispensing those little pins.

Added bonus? My hair pins smell like mint now! Win, win for sure!

I hope you are having an amazing Thursday. Stay bougie!

DIY Lavender Bath Sachet

I take a bath pretty much every evening. I love throwing in a Lush bath bomb if I have one, but those tend to be more of a splurge than a daily occurrence. In an effort to have a relaxing bath experience without spending money, I went into my pantry and put together my own little bath sachet.

What I used:

an old pair of tights ( Cut a bit off the bottom to create a “sachet bag” about the size of a sock)

oatmeal

lavender essential oil

(I didn’t have any, but you could add a bit of coconut oil, as well)

Grab a handful of oatmeal and drop it into your sock. Add a few drops of lavender oil (and coconut oil). Tie the sock closed with a knot, and toss it into a hot bath. The oatmeal and coconut oil will soothe dry skin, and the lavender will relax away your worries from the day.

This has become my go-to bath product, and I already had all of the ingredients in my house!

If you make this, be sure to tag me on Instagram @brokebutbougie!