Sheet Masks

Sheet masks can be used anywhere without interrupting daily life
Use them anywhere, anytime without interruption of daily life

Sheet masks have always been one of my favorite obsessions. Except I never really paid attention to the purpose except that it was just another thing to buy. One of the staples of Korean skin care is finding its way stateside. A thin cotton sheet is doused  in a liquid that will brighten, hydrate and even hide those fine lines! If your skeptic, it’s understandable but if you’ve had a facial, there’s a chance they used a sheet masks on you.

Add Sheet Masks To Your Regimen: DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR MASKS! These masks are an addition to your regimen. The liquid that the sheet is packaged in is a serum formula which is giving your skin nutrients. It’s not going to deep cleanse or exfoliate your skin. I use them on days that I’m feeling dry or my skin isn’t looking it’s best.

Not A Replacement: Yes, it’s a serum based formula. No, you cannot throw out your daily serum in lieu of this. While the temptation to use them everyday with different price points, it’s just a bit excessive. The effects only last for a day, so continuing using the serum that works for you.

Is My Face Too Big?: One size never fits all. EVER! As you know, there are countless face sizes and shapes but only size masks. Applying them is kind of annoying. Laying down works best, working your way up from the bottom to the top. Smoothing it out as you go along.

Use Them Anywhere: Open the package, apply, wait 20-30 minutes and throw it away. It’s pretty simple. I use mine a lot on the train or on my way to work. You only have so much time in a day, so why not spending it wisely.

Obsession Confession: Glowing Skin

There is no greater feeling than that of a glowing complexion. However, some people are not naturally blessed with perfect skin. A lot of the time, I struggle with finding the right combination of products to produce that “natural glow” that others have.

One of the things that I learned to do at an early age was the art of giving myself an at home facial treatment. I have problematic skin due to the fact that my facial hair grows in curly and if I’m in the middle of life’s natural stress, well then I break out. Not the best combination as the facial hair grows in. However, you learn to deal right.

I actually bought this one on Amazon from Slice of Nature
I actually bought this one on Amazon from Slice of Nature

One of my friends mentioned that her mother uses Rhassoul Clay and she loves it. I went on a search and it wasn’t until late last week that I actually ordered this famed clay found in Morocco. Rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron it really goes in deep to remove impurities within the skin. I’ve used it twice as a mask this week and I noticed results immediately. Skin felt firmer and looked clearer! Who wouldn’t want that?

Along with my Rhassoul, I ordered GlamGlow. GlamGlow is the new ‘facial in a jar’ used by everyone in Hollywood lately. The YouthMud TinglExfoliate Treatment is absolutely amazing. After using my clay as a cleanser and shaving, I next decided to go deep and get glammed. I applied a very thin layer of GlamGlow, immediately I felt the tingle. Thankfully, there is cucumber and lavender extracts which was great considering they are both healing and calming agents.

Get Your Glam On Today!
Get Your Glam On Today!

Designed to work in 10 minutes, I believe it did just that. I never pay attention to the directs perse and I left it on 12. I noticed a glow. I love it. I recommend it. I thought for sure that my skin would be worse just because of a bad experience with an alpha-hydroxy treatment I bought a few years ago which caused me to go haywire. Red thread back to the story at hand.

Rhassoul Clay Cleanser: 1/3 tablespoon. Mix in a bowl with a bit of water. Apply as a cleanser and rinse well.

Rhassoul Clay Mask- 1 tablespoon. Mix in a bowl to make a paste-like concoction. Apply. Let dry. Rinse well. They say to follow-up with Argan oil or moisturizer.

Let's Glam. Let's Glow.
Let’s Glam. Let’s Glow.

GlamGlow YouthMud TinglExfoliate Treatment- After cleansing skin, apply mask in a thin layer. Obviously you want to avoid your eye area. Allow to sit and dry for 10 minutes. Rinse well. GLOW!

One day if you’re lucky, I’ll teach you my trick to “Bronzed” skin. Has anyone tried the Benzonite Clay?

Dre

P.S.- I ordered both on Amazon. $9.99 for my Rhassoul Clay from Slice of Nature. GlamGlow was $37.50 on Amazon. 1.7oz too! Amazon Prime is amazing as well. Enjoy!

No

The Stigma
The Stigma

No. I mean it when I say “No”. It’s just not okay to walk around in public with your hair in a “Doobie Wrap”  and walk out of the house or salon with it in that state. It’s just not cute. Whatever, she’s an a musician and she can do whatever she wants but now all these girls are going to go out and wear this pre-style hair out in public. It’s personal opinion but if I were a woman I wouldn’t wear it in public, it’s almost like wearing rollers to the supermarket. NO!

Doobie Wrap: The result of wrapping ones hair around ones head using circular brush, comb, or finger-comb motions. Utilized mainly by African-American or Latina women at night with a scarf to create bouncy hair in the morning.

It’s not necessarily that it’s an unfinished look that she was sporting because finger waves is a similar style in which the hair is waved along the head. It’s just to me, personally, I thought that RiRi looked unfinished. She didn’t look put together in her outfit and the hair didn’t look put together. When girls leave the salon with their “doobies”, it’s because they are going to take it out later before the night, typically they don’t jaunt around in public looking like a hoodrat.

Ursula Stephens, Rihanna’s stylist who helped to create her look during The Good Girl Gone Bad phase, also helped to create this look. I respect the creativity because Rihanna’s hair is always laid to the heavens, this just isn’t one of those times.

Here’s a few more pictures incase you were still wondering about her hair these days…..

Would you wear this style to the club? To a formal function?