Mask Fun: Generation Clay Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask

Since I’ve been stuck at home, I’ve taken it as an opportunity to work though my goodies stash in my linen closet. I have a whole box of lotions and potions that I’ve collected from gifts, sales, and beauty boxes like Causebox and FabFitFun. I recently pulled out a new face mask that I had gotten in my Summer 2019 FabFitFun box and I really, really like it!

It is the Generation Clay Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask and you can find it on the Generation Clay website or on Amazon. The cost ranges from $21.99 – $29.99.

The magical active ingredients are:

  • Davidson Plum: Brightens and rejuvenates dull, tired skin
  • Desert Lime: Hydrates and stimulates collagen
  • Bilberry: a Natural enzymatic exfoliator
  • Aloe Vera: Soothes and reduces redness

Sure, it all sounds like something yummy to put in a smoothie, but the benefits are touted as reducing free radical damage and slowing the aging process, boosting hydration and collagen production, brightening dull skin and fading dark spots, and reducing oil and minimizing the appearance of pores.

I don’t know about any of that. But I DO know that I really like the way my face feels and looks after I use the mask.

The mask goes on nice and thick and is a pretty purple color. As the clay dries, your skin gets tighter and tighter and the mask gets dry and light.

I leave it on for about 10 minutes and then add water and wash it off with a washrag. By using a washrag, rather than my hands, I get the clay off easily and also have a smidge more exfoliation as I remove the mask. Afterwards, I use my regular face lotion and I feel clean and bright and my skin is super smooth!

I had gotten out of my weekly mask habit, but now that I’m at home so much more I’m able to treat my skin a little bit nicer.

Do you do Mask Monday’s or some other weekly mask day?

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Do You Think You’ll Make Permanent Life Changes after COVID-19?

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I read a bunch of articles all the livelong day, including many on LinkedIn and CNN that are saying that after we make it through this pandemic, life will never go back to what we previously considered normal. One example is that now that many businesses have been forced to switch to a teleworking model, employees will want to continue teleworking for a better work-life balance. Other surveys show that many people plan to reduce their spending over the next six months, to build up their savings accounts in an uncertain economy.

Obviously, everyone who is on a Stay at Home order or self-quarantine has made a bunch of sudden changes to their lives. Some of us have used a grocery pick-up service for the first time, when we would typically just take a trip to the grocery store. Others may have purchased some clippers and went to town learning how to cut their husband or son’s hair. Or maybe you’re just cooking at home more often and you realize that you’re pretty darn good at it.

So, I’m curious: is there something that you’ve adapted to in quarantine that you’ll stick with?

Here’s some changes I made that I think might stick:

  • I feel like I did a good job cutting hair — I did Jack’s a few weeks ago and Travis’ over the weekend. Now that I know I can do it, I’m planning on doing our own in-between appointment touch-ups on my own. I already groom Ollie, so why not groom the whole family!
  • After years of having my colorist dye my roots and never being totally happy with the color until I use Overtone a few times, I resorted to a $6 box dye… and it worked out great. I may save myself quite a bit of time and money and go back to doing my own hair color touch-ups.
  • We’ve been getting Home Chef orders every week that we’ve been at home. It has saved me so much brain power in deciding what I’m going to cook and I actually enjoy making new recipes each weeknight. I’m thinking that I might keep our orders on a ‘more often’ schedule one we can go out again. Maybe not every single week, but possibly every other week!
  • I like a mix of teleworking and in-office working and I hope to be able to continue that with my work schedule. However, I’m not sure exactly when I’ll feel comfortable going on the metro again. There are just so many germs on public transportation — so even though it is less convenient and more expensive, I’ll be driving into work once I need to return.

How about you? Is there something you’d adapted to that you’ll continue to do once the world is “normal” again?

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Quarantine Fashion: The Snarkiest of T-Shirts

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With this pandemic dragging on and on, I’m becoming much more open to those dang Facebook ads trying to sell me stuff I don’t need. Well, they got me. I saw a t-shirt in an advertisement and in a moment of weakness I placed my order.

And I’m so glad I did, because this is the most perfect t-shirt for the coronavirus pandemic in THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD:

It says “What a time to be alive and anxious” and it is like all my feelings are wrapped up in a super soft, oversized t-shirt for all the world to see. I mean, it’s not only perfect now to pair with all my leggings and joggers while staying at my house. But it is kind of fabulous pairing with jeans and a face mask for that I-need-to-go-to-the-grocery-store-please-stay-6-feet-away-from-me lewk.

Sigh. Too soon?

Anyways, I kind of love this t-shirt and I don’t regret my late night, half asleep purchase at all. However, I do wish I hadn’t sized up. I’m so used to these online stores sizing their t-shirts for teenagers that I picked an XL for this top and I would have been totally fine in a large or even a medium. Maybe it will shrink a little. Or maybe it’s the perfect size for my current pandemic diet.

Any which way, the shirt is from Boredwalk Los Angeles and here is a link to my exact top.

Have you bought anything cool during quarantine?

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