Worth it? Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask

I’ve used Queen Helene Mint Julep mask on-and-off for over ten years – every time I would change, I’d find myself going back to it. It was reliable, refreshing, and whipped my skin into shape. Aztec Healing Clay is no doubt effective (and I still have a ton!), but it is a labor to remove, and it isn’t convenient to mix or apply – but it’s also pretty intense. It doesn’t really irritate my skin, but it isn’t something I’d do right before going out.

Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask
Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask

I’ve been wanting a gentler approach. I still want clay masks, but I’m longing for the long-discontinued one (got2b Pure Intent kaolin clay mask). I found this Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask at Ulta and gave it a shot. You might have noticed that it wound up in my October 2015 Favorites post last week.

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October 2015 Favorites

The sky might be falling. I tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte. There are two people in the world who could get me to do such a thing: 1) my husband (but he wouldn’t; unlike me, he is not a coffee drinker, and like me, he doesn’t get the PSL-mania) 2) my best friend, who came to visit – this was her doing. I don’t know that I’d order it again, but it wasn’t as weird as I expected it to be. It certainly isn’t a favorite, but I felt compelled to share.

October 2015 Favorites

October 2015 Favorites
1. Alpha Hydrox 10% AHA Moisturizing Lotion, $10 / 2. Freeman Clay, Avocado, & Oatmeal Mask, $6
3. EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Set, $5 / 4. Naked Juice Smoothies, varies

Anyway, it’s the first week of November, which means two things: the end of 2015 is nigh, and that it’s time to share my October 2015 Favorites. You can check out my favorites this time last year here.

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Sheet Masks: Not a Fan

Sheet Masks

I received a few sheet masks from a friend a little while ago and decided to get weird and use a couple of them recently.

In short? I don’t care for them. That isn’t to say they are bad – but after two uses of that type of product, I’m just not loving the execution. This is purely a preference thing.

I don’t like how awkward they are to remove from their packaging and unfold. They’re slimy!

Beyond that, they seem a little wasteful to me – after the duration of the mask, you just throw it away. There’s more disposable about it, which I don’t dig. I’d rather have a pot or tube to dispense product from. I can get just what I need, put it where I need it, and not have to throw anything away after each use.

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Glamglow ThirstyMud – Second Chance


I had tried Glamglow ThirstyMud before, getting a sample made by a Sephora employee in-store.

It just didn’t blow me away. I received a sample foil of the Glamglow Thirstymud mask in a recent beauty order, though, and decided to give it a second chance.

Glamglow Thirstymud

After cleansing and exfoliating (with no new products), I applied the Thirstymud as directed with clean hands. I decided not to leave it on overnight this time.

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November 2014 Favorites

November 2014 FavoritesNovember 2014 Favorites
1. Innisfree Hand Cream, $? / 2. bareMinerals Concealer Brush, $20* /
3. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter, $5 / 4. Alpha Hydrox 10% AHA Moisturizing Lotion, $10 /
5. Too Faced Everything Nice Palette, $56

Blah blah, November went sooooo fast, etc. You know the drill. November 2014 Favorites!

But before the jump, have you entered the EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Brush Giveaway? Open until December 16!

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