About Me

General Information

  • Ethnicity: African/Black/Caribbean
  • Skin Tone: Dark
  • Skin Type: Combination
  • Hair Thickness: Medium
  • Hair Type: Curly
  • Hair Color: Brown

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Skincare devotee
  • Age Range: 25-34
  • Location: United States
  • Ingredient Preference: Anti-oxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Natural, Peptides, Retinoid, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, Benzoyl Peroxide, Tree Oil, Aloe
  • Are you a mommy to be?: Yes

The fit is a little weird. I'm used to masks that fit a little small, but this one is massive. I have about a half inch of leeway around my forehead, but it adhered well.

I wore this for about 30 minutes while eating leftover sushi from lunch yesterday. If you have sensitive skin, I'd skip this. It tingles the whole time you have it on. It isn't a really intense sensation, but I'd be careful if that's a possible irritant for you.

All of the essence had absorbed into my skin after about 5 minutes and some intense patting. But let me tell you, the results were awesome! My skin both looked and felt very plump and hydrated.

This is a two-sided marker/mascara combo pen. It also comes with a stencil, if you're into that sort of thing. First, you outline and fill your brows with the marker side. The instructions say to leave it on overnight (or at least 6 hours), and then wash your face in the morning, like usual. 

The wait time is pretty long, and there's definitely a learning curve to filling your brows with a marker, but the stain it leaves looks nice and natural. Once you add the brow mascara on top, it lightens the effect of the marker, which makes your brows look a lot less harsh.


In my opinion, the mascara is too light for anyone with deep brown to black hair. I'd recommend only using the slightest amount to soften your brows.

This is the only product in the bunch to disappoint me. I have extremely dry lips. The ingredients list on this is super promising, but it just doesn't deliver the long term hydration I need.  It has a glossy finish and doesn't feel heavy, but it also just feels like it sits on top of my lips without sinking in. It dissipates after about 45 minutes of wear, and I immediately need to reapply. 2/5   

To preface, I never wore this alone. I always had on some sort of moisturizer underneath. I tested this with a few products I normally have trouble mixing with sunscreen. But first, it doesn't have a white cast! This is super important to me, and #2 on the list of things I look for when purchasing sunscreen. First is how high is the SPF. The texture of this is fairly light. It doesn't leave much of a residue, if any. I used his with my niacinamide serum, and I had no pilling. It also worked well with both my eye creams. 5/5    

I was quite surprised to see that these masks were made in Korea. The other 3 products are made in the USA. I like that, because I tend to have issues with masks made in the States for several reasons. You get a pretty standard 21g of product. The essence is lightly viscous and clear , and it has a fresh, green scent. The mask is made of natural fibers, and is thicker than expected, but has a pretty good fit. I only had trouble with it at the very tip of my chin. Wear time ranges anywhere from 15 minutes to about 35 before the upper lip dries. 4.5/5    

💧Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk
This is a gentle, milky cleanser (hence the name), that's light on the skin. It's non-irritating, and because it has no sulfates, it doesn't foam when you cleanse. I've used this 3-4 times a week for the last 3 weeks. My skin never feels stripped after I cleanse. It removes makeup, but it takes 2 cleanses for me to take all of mine off. That being said, I do cake it on when I wear makeup. 4/5

I somehow ended up getting this as a sample and I finally got around to using it recently. After washing, you're supposed to rub it in circles to remove the dead skin. Almost immediately, the dead skin starts to ball up underneath your fingers. It's so gross and so satisfying. My skin was baby soft after rinsing off the residue. This did irritate my face in some areas, so I wouldn't use it if you have sensitive skin. It works amazingly well, though. I'm definitely buying the full size when I finish the sample. 

I know it says that it's for pores, but I don't have large pores anywhere except for my nose. I like using this when I have breakouts I want to dry out. Its made with Amazon clay, which helps to draw out the excess oils in the skin. This clay mask sets incredibly dry. It drys down to the point where it gets hard to move your face, but the results are great!

It took me a long time to get through these even though there's only 14 in the tin. The format that this is packaged in is genius! Each little tap is a single use gentle peel. You just squeeze the peel into pad and rub on the skin. This peel is so gentle, you don't have to wash it off. This works really well when you use it every day for a few days. 

This essence is, hands down, the one thing I always have a backup of. The first time I used it was around April 2016. After using it for 3 weeks, I bought a backup. This helped my acne so much! My skin was really out of whack from being pregnant, and this was one of the only things I'd found that really helped to keep it at bay and was gentle on the skin. The texture is thin, and it has a very unique smell that all the Benton Snail Bee line has. Until i find something better or my acne goes away, this will always be in my skincare basket. 

If you have normal to oily skin, I would highly recommend this moisturizer. It has a thin, gel-cream texture that absorbs really quickly into the skin. It has a very light, fresh scent. Even for people with dry skin, this could be used as preparation for a thicker cream. This leaves no oily residue or film over the skin. It just adds a surprising amount of hydration for how thin it is. 

I've used this mask at least once a week since I got it at the end of the summer. The texture is similar to hair gel, but much less sticky. The jelly is clear and has a really nice cooling effect while it's on. The container comes with a large spatula to apply and remove the mask with. The gel doesn't quite harden when the 30 minute wear time is up.  It just feels like a thick gel unless it was applied too thin. I loove how amazing my skin feels when I take this off. The mask is incredibly hydrating, and even on the first use, there's noticeable brightening. 

I had a couple samples of this to try out before I decided to buy the whole thing. I really enjoyed the texture. You can definitely feel the baking powder in the cleanser. It's almost a gently exfoliant. My skin feels super refreshed after each wash. 

I've been using this cleansing oil for a few months now, and at first I really liked it. But as time went on, I wasn't super impressed by it. I had previously only been using it on days where I had light makeup and it removed that well, but if I wear anything more than foundation, powder and mascara, it has a hard time removing it all. On top of that, it leaves a film over my skin that I really don't like. So I currently only use it on days that I only wear sunscreen. 

This was really fun to use. It foams up and bubbles on the skin, but it isn't super intense because the sheet is underneath the bubbles. You do have to be careful with the part around the nose so the foam doesnt get into your eyes. 



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