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Amanda

@culturallyinc22

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General Information

  • Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino/Carribean
  • Skin Tone: Olive
  • Skin Type: Oily
  • Hair Thickness: Thick
  • Hair Type: Straight
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Skincare devotee
  • Age Range: 25-34
  • Location: United States
  • Ingredient Preference: Anti-oxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Paraben-Free, Sulfate Free, Organic, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, Mineral, Aloe
  • Are you a mommy to be?: No

I received this product from 0.8L at a reduced price in exchange for my honest opinion. I have been able to test this product for a little over a week and really love it. Short term usage of this green smoothie product is to detox the skin, clear pores, smooth your skin and leave it feeling baby soft. Long term usage benefits include reduction of cellulite, reduction of kerastasis pilaris (skin bumps), smoother, firmer, and healthier skin. The product is formulated with a wide variety of organic superfoods including Kale, Spinach, Spirulina, Cucumber, and Flaxseed. This product is formulated with 10-free no toxin ingredients including: no parabens, No SLS & SLES, No propylene glycol, no mineral oil, No PEGS, No triclosan, No DMDM hudantoin, No DEA TEA or MEA, No BHA, and no synthetic fragrance. The product itself has a semi-thick consistency (not too thick nor thin). It has a beautiful deep green color and has a wonderful scent of fresh vegetables. I was afraid that this product would be too abrasive but have found it to contain the perfect amount of scrubbing power. Even with use for my face, I find that this product is neither irritating nor rough. I have used this product for both my face and my body. This product has left my skin soft, smooth, healthy, and glowing. I absolutely love this product and recommend it to anyone who needs a gentle exfoliation product that detoxifies and softens the skin. #fytt #fyttbeauty #greenbeauty #hitrestart #achievehealthy #08l

Today I’ll be reviewing the rock variation on my favorite drugstore #mascara from #loreal called rock #mangamascara in the shade black. Swipe left for a before and after photo. The packaging for this product is similar to the original version in which it is modern, clunky, and features a gold metallic cover instead of the regular pink metallic cover. The brush for the rock variation differs from the original in that it features short spiky plastic bristles as opposed to the denser mesh bristles that I prefer. The one for this version takes some maneuvering to make sure that the mascara doesn’t become clumped on certain lashes. The formulation for this mascara promises to deliver texturized lashes with a spiky finish and this mascara delivers 100% on that promise. I do have to comb this mascara through my lashes more than the original formula so that I can ensure it is spread evenly without uneven clumps. That would be a minor complaint of mine when. Impaired to the original. I do love that this mascara adds both volumes down length to my already long lashes and has a more dramatic finish than the original formulation. This mascara also remains fresh all day without any reapplication (8+ hours). Overall, I would rate this mascara a 4.0/5.0. I took off half a point because of the mascara bristles being plastic and somewhat tricky to maneuver. I also took off half a point because the formulation has the potential to clump lashes if not patiently combed through.

 

Today I shall be reviewing the covergirl lashblastfusion mascara that I recently received complimentary from covergirl for being a covergirlinsider Swipe left for a before & after look. I received this mascara in the shade 870 black brown. This product claims to increase the length and volume of your lashes by 10x. Let me start off with the packaging of this mascara. I find this mascaras packaging to be bulky but similar to most mascara tubes by Covergirl. I absolutely love the dark purple cover. Next, I’ll briefly go over the mascara wand/brush. I am not a fan of the mascara wand for this mascara, again I find it similar to many of mascara brushes from covergirl I have come across. This particular wand has short spiny plastic bristles. I prefer actual bristles made from fibers because I the ones made from plastic don’t allow me to comb the mascara through my lashes. Additionally the mascara itself doesn’t distribute itself across the wand evenly and often ends up on one part of the wand in excess and sparse in other parts. The mascara formulation itself is problematic for me. I don’t entirely believe it’s because of the formulation alone but rather a combination of the formulation and the brush. This mascara is quite thick and makes my lashes clumpy very easily. It takes me a while to use the wand to attempt to apply it evenly for each of my lashes and remove/comb through clumps. I found that this mascara formulation did not lengthen my lashes nor make them more voluminous. Instead i find that this formulation defines my natural lashes very well and separates them. The color is more brown than black but I enjoy the change from my usual black mascaras. My overall rating for this product would be a 2.0/5.0 because it doesn’t live up to either of its claims to lengthen or volumizing, the formulation clumps my lashes easily, and the wand/brush itself is an issue for me. While this is in no way the worst mascara I’ve ever used, I still would not recommend it nor purchase it in the future. I am grateful for the chance to have been able to try this product for free. 

Today I’m going to be reviewing the covergirl colorlicious lipgloss that I received complimentary for being a covergirlinsider. The shade that I received is 710 berrylicious. Product rating will be based on the product’s description: dripping with shine and ripe with color, get lusturous, vibrant shine, true color lip gloss without stickiness and a moisturizing formulation.

 

Packaging is a very pretty twist off tube that shows the product color. Applicator is a standard doe foot for easy application. The color itself is a beautiful and flattering pink with a rich peach undertone. As you can see in my swatches it is semi-transparent but my pigmented that most lipglosses I’ve encountered. This does have a semi shiny finish which I don’t mind. I absolutely love that this lip gloss is both not sticky and moisturizing! As you can imagine, this doesn’t have any staying power but that would be the only con I would complain about and it wasn’t even a advertised claim so I’ll let it pass. Overall, I rate this product a 4.0/5.0 I took a point off because it isn’t as pigmented as the description advertised but it is still more pigmented than most competitors lip glosses. I highly recommend this as an affordable, non-drying, moisturizing, flattering, everyday lip product with a semi-shine finish.

I received this product complimentary from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. The purpose of this product is to de-puff eye circles and help reduce dark circles. I have hereditary dark under eye circles and know that most eye products I have tried aren't very effective. This product effectively reduces the puffiness of my under eye circles but does not completely eliminate them. I know that this product contains color correcting pigmentation but I find that it does nothing to help brighten or reduce my dark circles perhaps due to my olive skin tone. The texture of this product is extremely matte. I do NOT recommend smearing or rubbing this product for application. It was become dry and flakey. Instead, I recommend patting this product in to ensure absorption. Additionally, I noted this product is not very moisturizing. I did not have trouble applying my Nars liquid concealer on top of this product. I found that my concealer lasted throughout the day over this product with some setting powder. Overall, this is a decent product for helping to reduce under eye circles but did not find it effective for reducing my dark circles. 

This sheet mask is supposed to leave skin looking clear and feeling refreshed. Tea tree is specifically formulated to calm skin irritation and leave it feeling refreshed. This mask has a clear, somewhat jelly-like essence. The mask was drenched in the essence but because of its thick texture there was no dripping. There is no extra essence in the bag. This sheet mask has a nice tea tree scent. It isn't very strong but I get small wafts of it while the sheet mask was still on. The sheet mask fits nicely but it's a little big around the edges of the mask. It adheres to your skin very well. The mask lasted over 30 minutes and was still damp when I removed it. I patted the leftover essence residue into my face when I removed the mask. Luckily the essence didn't leave my face feeling sticky. While I wore the mask there was a nice cooling sensation which I enjoyed. My sensitive skin was not irritated or burned by this mask. Afterwards, my face felt soft, refreshed, and moisturized. There was a little redness reduction but not much. I would rate this mask a 4/5 because it  is a really good mask. It left my skin looking clear, was very refreshing, and moisturized my skin. Additionally, the mask didn't leave a sticky residue when it dried and there was some redness reduction. I didn't rate it a 5/5 because it didn't seem to do much to help with the small red patches on my check that were irritated.

This mask focuses on firming and elasticity. According to the package this mask "revitalizes tired, stressed out skin with this specially formulated collagen masks that helps to restore and improve overall elasticity and firmness." The packaging is well designed and features pink jelly beans. The masks has a very strong scent of baby powder. I don't recommend it for those who don't like the scent of baby powder or are sensitive to strong smells. The mask has a textured helix pattern on it which allows it to adhere well. The mask is made of soft, medium-thick cotton and only runs a little big. The essence is clear and thick not watery or runny. There is no extra essence in the bag. The instructions say to wear the mask for 20 minutes which I did. My sensitive skin didn't experience any burning or itching. The mask was still damp when I removed it after 20 minutes. When I removed it, I tapped in the extra essence leftover from mask. Sadly, the essence dried down to a sticky, thick residue. I didn't need to put on any moisturizer since the essence was thick enough. My skin did feel firmer and plumped with a little brightening. Overall, I would give this mask a 3/5 stars. It is a good mask and it did what it was supposed to but it didn't wow me. I didn't like the strong baby powder scent or the very thick and sticky feeling of the essence after it was dry.

This mask from the Creme shop is one of their limited edition Holiday sheet masks. I am very glad I purchased it! This mask promises to treat troubled, acne-prone skin with the inclusion of peppermint oil. This specifically targets sebum and oil control to help combat acne (description from theCremeShop.com). I found a box of 5 of these masks for 4.99 at my local TJ MAXX which is a good deal considering one mask usually costs 3.00 on the creme shop website. This mask is made of smooth material loaded with a semi-thick clear, jelly-like essence that didn't drip. There is plenty of extra essence in the mask package. The mask itself fit me almost perfectly (I have a small, thin face), adhered well and has little slits to help adjust this to your face. There is a strong peppermint smell with only a hint of cocoa. I found it to be pleasant but I caution those who have sensitive noses because this is a very strong, lingering scent that lasts even as you are wearing the mask. The instructions state to leave the mask on for 20 minutes. I left it on for about 30 minutes. There is a very strong tingling, cooling sensation that I enjoyed from the mask. When I removed the mask I patted in the extra essence and noticed that it dried down to a very nice, matte finish with no sticky after feeling. My skin felt refreshed without any excess oil. When I woke up in the morning I saw that some small, closed comedones looked much smaller and less red. My skin also looked less red in areas that were irritated. I love this mask and recommend it for those times when you skin is very oily and suffering from breakouts.

 I received this product in my bloggers package from Skin18 for free in exchange for my honest opinion. This product's intended use is a wash off, message mask. The back claims that the olive oil ingredient is good for skin brightening and softening. The aloe extract is supposed to be for soothing, relaxing, and de-stressing. I decided to try this yesterday after my session at the gym to relax, de-stress, and soothe my flushed face. After showering and cleansing with my foam cleanser, I applied this to my whole face. The product has a gel consistency and a pistachio green, opaque color. It has a light aloe scent that I find refreshing and not overpowering. It was very easy to apply this since it goes on smoothly. After applying I messaged the product in for a minute or two and waited until ten minutes later. I then massaged the product again (using circular motions) and rinsed off with warm water, as instructed. The product was easy to rinse off. I found that this pack has enough product for 2 or 3 generous applications. My skin was not irritated and didn't experience any burning sensations from this product. Overall my skin felt clean, soft, and smooth after rinsing the product off. I didn't find it very moisturizing for my oily skin nor was it overly drying. I decided to follow up with my Mizon aqua volume deep moisturizer. I didn't see much redness reduction or brightening. I think this was a fun and quick product to use. I'm not sure that I would repurchase this flavor but I'm curious to try other flavors they offer. 

This mask is a hanbang (Traditional Korean medicine) mask. The mask features white poria cocos mask is supposed to make your skin porcelain like. Google translate said that this mask claims to make dry and flaky skin moist and bright. My skin isn't really that dry but I like when it is moisturized and looks bright and smooth like porcelain. The packaging is really well done and showcases this traditional medicinal ingredient very well. This has a pleasant clean scent that reminds me of the NOHJ centella asiatica masks that I've tried. I really like it. The mask is made of soft cotton and fits my small face really well. The mask is soaked in a semi gel like essence and adheres very well. There is no extra essence in the bag. The instructions say to leave on for 10-20 minutes. I left on for 30, the mask was still damp but I'm trying not to leave them on for too long. I took off the mask and my skin was hydrated, plumped (bouncy), brighter, and clear. The mask did leave a tacky finish even after it dried. I didn't experience any irritation or burning with this mask. I would definitely repurchase this mask. I am very pleased with the mask and felt like it did what it claimed to do.

This green tea mask contains catechin that has good resistance to oxidation and has the effect on moisturizing and diminishing inflammation. I definitely wanted to use this for my red skin since it has been so splotchy and red. It had a nice, fresh, plant scent with a hint of alcohol. The mask was soaked in a clear, somewhat watery essence but it didn't drip. There was no extra essence in the mask bag. The mask fit my small face very well! The mask has a low tingly feeling as I wore it. It is recommended to leave on for 10-20 minutes. I left it on for close to 25 minutes. It didn't leave a tacky feeling. This also didn't irritate my sensitive skin or cause any burning reaction. My skin felt moisturized and soft. I was a little disappointed by this mask. I didn't see any decrease in inflammation or redness on my cheeks. This was a nice mask but probably wouldn't repurchase it. 

This mask is a bouncy moisture pack that uses ground up hallabong to provide moisture and a cooling effect. The packaging was cute and simple. This little sample pack comes with enough for at least 2-3 generous applications. The mask looks like clear yellow tinged jello that was destroyed by a child with a fork 😂😂 It was hard to rub this in because of the texture. There was a slight cooling effect but it wasn't strong and didn't last longer than a few minutes. This did at first seem to cause some irritation on my cheeks and chin but it went away after 5 minutes. The scent is reminiscent of orange household cleaner which is nice and refreshing. It says to leave on for 15-20 minutes. I lost track of time and left on for close to 40. It was so difficult to wash this off. I had to use my tiny soft bristled facial brush to gently slough off the stubborn jelly spots. My skin felt smooth and soft and some of my pores looked a little smaller on my cheeks. I didn't see much results from this so I know I wouldn't purchase the full-size version that usually retails around $20.00.

This mask is a bouncy moisture pack that uses ground up hallabong to provide moisture and a cooling effect. The packaging was cute and simple. This little sample pack comes with enough for at least 2-3 generous applications. The mask looks like clear yellow tinged jello that was destroyed by a child with a fork 😂😂 It was hard to rub this in because of the texture. There was a slight cooling effect but it wasn't strong and didn't last longer than a few minutes. This did at first seem to cause some irritation on my cheeks and chin but it went away after 5 minutes. The scent is reminiscent of orange household cleaner which is nice and refreshing. It says to leave on for 15-20 minutes. I lost track of time and left on for close to 40. It was so difficult to wash this off. I had to use my tiny soft bristled facial brush to gently slough off the stubborn jelly spots. My skin felt smooth and soft and some of my pores looked a little smaller on my cheeks. I didn't see much results from this so I know I wouldn't purchase the full-size version that usually retails around $20.00.

This mask is marketed for greedy girls soothing mask for skin relief. The mask description reads Aloe vers leaf extract protects the skin against harmful environments and stress making the skin moist and healthier by delivering moisture. The packaging has a girl on the cover who reminds me of the spunky Disgust character from Inside Out. The mask essence is clear and has a gel consistency (though not as thick as the I'm sorry for your skin masks). There was no extra essence in the bag. There is a light plant scent reminiscent of aloe and something else. I don't find it strong. The mask material reminded me a light hydrogel but it's a soft cotton mask with lots of cuts on the side to help adjust to your face. The fit was pretty good for my small face. The sheet mask felt very cold while on my face. It says to wear for 15-20 minutes.I left on for a little over 20 minutes and my skin felt refreshed and very cold (my dorm is unchangeably cold and the a/c never shuts off). I patted in the remaining essence and it really didn't leave much of a sticky finish (as my skin absorbed the essence the less sticky it became). My skin feels like it has a slight film on it though. I see some redness reduction 3.5/5 but it didn't make it all go away. This was a refreshing sheet mask but I don't think I'd repurchase unless only 1.50 or less especially since it doesn't serve multiple purposes.

This mask is for wrinkle improvement, purifying, and whitening. It also said this mask has skin cleanser to whiten and cleanse the skin as well as vitamin c gives a bright light. Notable ingredients include kale, grapefruit, broccoli, Lemon, carrot, and vitamin c. The mask uses fiber extracted from corn and natural pulp for superior adhesion and easier absorption of essence. Has a generic fresh and clean scent, not strong or overpowering. The sheet mask is made of comfortable, soft material. The essence is milky white (opaque) with a little bit of essence left over. The mask fit my small face extremely well so others may find this too small. Adhesion was perfect although it had some wrinkles in it. I left on for a little over 20 minutes. The essence was bothering the edges of my eyes a little but that was probably because the eye holes were smaller than normal. Mask was still slightly damp when taken off. No burning or irritation anywhere else. When I removed the mask there was a slight tingling and cooling effect I noticed. My skin quickly absorbed the remaining essence. No tacky finish with slight shine. My skin feels slightly plumped and soft. My skin definitely looks brighter and clearer. I would definitely repurchase and want to try the other flavors as well.

This arbutin brightening mask utilizes arbutin which claims to be an "effective whitening and anti-aging ingredient". Arbutin "penetrates deep into the skin and effectively inhibits the formation of melanin, dark spots, and freckles leaving you with bright skin tone with high translucency. (Retrieved product description from sasa.com). The packaging is a baby pink pearlescent color with a white lace trim on the bottom of the package.The mask has a generic fresh and clean scent with no distinguishable key notes of any particular scents. I find it to be a pleasant scent, it might be a little strong for some bit it fades as you wear the mask. The essence is translucent and watery with about 2tsp left over in the envelope. The mask comes with a plastic backing which was too stiff for me to use to apply the mask on so I just removed it. The mask fit is almost perfect. It's a little wide across my face but perfectly fits my forehead and jaw. I wish it were a little longer in the jawline to tuck over and under my chin and jawline area but that's a minor gripe. The mask was extremely saturated and dripped a lot before I even had it on my face. The mask has a nice cooling sensation and adhered really well. I left the mask on for about 40 minutes. It was mostly dry. My skin felt plumped and hydrated. The essence absorbed into my skin rather well and wasn't tacky but left a slightly shiny finish. I didn't see too much of a brightening effect but I enjoyed how plumped, moisturized and clear my skin looked.

This flavor is the revitalizing flavor which promises radiant skin full of vitality. I'm a sucker for cute packaging and this mask is no exception. This has a nice, artificially perfumed mango scent. It reminds me of the artificial fruit lotions and sprays you smell at Victoria's secret. I fond it to be a pleasant scent and not noticeable while wearing. I would think that some people may find this the scent a little strong. This sheet mask fits me very well. It's a little short in the nose and close around the eyes bit it fits perfectly everywhere else. Adheres nicely with a soft cotton material. There is barely any extra essence on the bag. The essence is very watery and clear. Instructions say to leave on for 15-20 minutes. I left the mask on for 21 minutes. The mask felt cool and soothing. I didn't feel any irritation or burning. The essence absorbed into my skin quickly and didn't leave my skin feeling tacky. I felt a little bit of plumping and I noticed some brightening. There is a little redness reduction but not much. In the morning my skin was soft, clear, and slightly brightened. I would definitely repurchase since I felt lime this worked better than I expected. My favorite part is the fact that the essence doesn't leave a tacky feeling.

This mask is the revitalizing flavor which promises radiant skin full of vitality. I'm a sucker for nice cute packaging and this mask is no exception. This has a nice, artificially perfumed mango scent. It reminds me of the artificial fruit lotions and sprays you smell at Victoria's secret. I found it to be pleasant and not noticeable while wearing. I would think that some people may find this scent a little strong. This sheet mask fits me very well. It's a little short in the nose and close around the eyes but it fits perfectly everywhere else. Adheres nicely with a soft cotton material. There is barely any extra essence in the bag. The essence is very watery and clear. Instructions say to leave on for 15-20 minutes. I left the mask on for 21 minutes. The mask felt cool and soothing. I didn't feel any irritation or burning. The essence absorbed into my skin quickly and didn't leave a sticky feeling. I felt a little bit of plumping and noticed some brightening. There is a little redness reduction but not much. In the morning my skin was soft, clear, and slightly brightened. I would definitely repurchase since this worked better than I expected. My favorite part is that it didn't leave a sticky finish like most sheet masks do. 

This mask is the revitalizing flavor which promises radiant skin full of vitality. I'm a sucker for nice cute packaging and this mask is no exception. This has a nice, artificially perfumed mango scent. It reminds me of the artificial fruit lotions and sprays you smell at Victoria's secret. I found it to be pleasant and not noticeable while wearing. I would think that some people may find this scent a little strong. This sheet mask fits me very well. It's a little short in the nose and close around the eyes but it fits perfectly everywhere else. Adheres nicely with a soft cotton material. There is barely any extra essence in the bag. The essence is very watery and clear. Instructions say to leave on for 15-20 minutes. I left the mask on for 21 minutes. The mask felt cool and soothing. I didn't feel any irritation or burning. The essence absorbed into my skin quickly and didn't leave a sticky feeling. I felt a little bit of plumping and noticed some brightening. There is a little redness reduction but not much. In the morning my skin was soft, clear, and slightly brightened. I would definitely repurchase since this worked better than I expected. My favorite part is that it didn't leave a sticky finish like most sheet masks do. 

 

 

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