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    Glow with Fresh + Last minute Gifts Sets !

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    As a beauty blogger I get to try out the latest and innovative skincare products  and trust me when I say that I am always humbled and so honored when I receive a package from such a reputable company like Fresh! 

    Fresh is a company that infuses natural ingredients with modern day science and the results are magnificent! This company started out small making soaps in Boston but now has a full line of skincare as well as hair and body care and is now based in my favourite city, New York!

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    The Sugar Face Polish is created with real brown sugar, wild strawberry seeds and seed oil. After gently scrubbing my face with the polish I feel like I’ve had a mini microdermabrasion session! Your skin will feel so clean and smooth, thanks to the brown sugar and completely hydrated and that’s due to the seed oil properties that work at nourishing  your skin so you don’t lose any moisture in the cleaning process. I have used to her exfoliators or face polish in the past but this one tops them all. I love the idea of using natural ingredients on my skin. I also have to warn you that the Sugar Face Polish smells like a cupcake! I’m totally addicted to the smell and you might soon be as well! This is one of my  #musthave products of 2017!

    Sugar Face Polish photo Fresh

     

    The Rose Face Mask is unique in texture and I`m not going to lie to you,I don`t like the smell of it, but the results are worth it. The mask uses real rose petals to tone, hydrate and add radiance to your complexion. How can I describe it…it basically feels like you`ve wrapped your face in vecuna fabric. If you know your fabrics then you know  that vicuna fabric is very luxurious and rare . This is the feeling I have when I apply the Rose Face mask.  So luxurious! I combined the Sugar face polish + Rose face mask twice a week and I feel like my skin is really benefiting from this surge of hydration!

    Rose Face Mask Fresh photo

    Fresh is really well known for their amazing well formulated masks so it’s no surprise that their Vitamin Nectar mask won Brides magazine 2017 Best Beauty Award !  This mask is quite intriguing as it contains a blend of clementine, oranges and lemons. Real citrus fruit…not citrus extract! The citrus blend exfoliates tired skin to gently reveal softer , brighter skin.

    What I love most about this mask is that you actually can feel and see the difference on your skin. If you’re like me and you truly care about having ” glowing” skin throughout the year then you need to try this mask. I use masks almost every single day  and to some that sounds crazy but I just don’t want  my skin to look dull, especially during the harsh grey winter months that we experience in Canada. I use this mask on the days I don’t use the Rose Face mask.  This is a definite #musthave product in your routine to keep your skin glowing and radiant!

    The ingredients list for this cleanser resembles a fresh salad recipe more so than a skincare product! With Soy , Rosewater and cucumber extracts the cleanser soothes my face and washes away all my makeup! My mother who is in her early 60’s ( but looks nowhere close to 60) swears by Rosewater and has been using it on her skin for decades!  Why am I just learning about this ? Rosewater has powerful hydrating and toning properties and I now I look for it in all my skincare products. The Soy Face Cleanser is a #powerhouse product and I just wish they sold it in bulk at Costco!!!

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    If your tempted to try out any of these products, which I highly recommend you do, Sephora and Fresh.com  offer great gift sets just in time for Christmas !  I love these gift sets because they really are the best value! My favourite is the Best of Beauty Bundle set which includes :

    – 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Soy Face Cleanser
    – 1 oz/ 30 mL Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask
    – 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex
    – 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate
    – 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment  for $50 ( originally $96) !

    They make great last minute gift ideas for your skincare obsessed friend/ relative or you can treat  yourself ( hey we all need to spoil ourselves once in awhile!).

     

    Happy Holidays !

     

    XO, MAHA

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    KOREAN SHEET MASKS – MY SKIN CARE GAME CHANGER!

    Korean sheet masks are all the rage now!

    Well it’s been all the rage for the past year, I just happened to hop on this beauty “trend” a tad late…it’s still hot though!

    I bought a few sheet masks from THE FACE SHOP a month ago and I posted this picture on my instagram  and it got some love:
    It turns out  many of you are just as curious about the Korean sheet masks as I am. Well here’s what I researched about them. The sheet mask beauty regime originated from Korea ( duh!) and is used by almost everyone from women, men, celebrities, to teenagers so basically everyone around the globe.!  Sheet masks are individually wrapped and target different skin concerns such as dullness, firmness,acne, hydration and wrinkles.
    The individually wrapped sheets are super convenient , affordable ( $5 – $8) and in a 15-40 minute period can give you glowing healthy looking skin. This is because the sheets are dripping with serums/gels that are loaded with antioxidants and natural ingredients to address your skin woes.
    Some sheets are single sheets and others come in 2 parts, 1 for the upper face ( eyes) and another for the lower face ( nose , jaw,cheeks).  Some sheets are single use ( meaning you use it once and toss it ) and others you can use again ( 2 times max). The sheets adhere to your face and stay put for the duration required.
    Warning: The images you are about to see are frightening! Approach with caution!

     

     

    //24K GOLD SHEET MASK//
    //SEE WHAT I DO FOR MY READERS!//
    I tried my first Korean mask last night. It was the Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Mask Sheet ( reusable) that I purchased from THE FACE SHOP for $5. It contains Ginseng and 24K gold hydro gel to help fight wrinkles, hydrate and brighten skin tone. Yes, I look hideous! I know!
    It was a 2 part sheet mask ( 1 upper and 1 lower). As this was my first sheet mask experience I didn’t properly adhere the mask to my face as you can tell. 4 minutes in to the treatment I read the back of the packaging  and I was supposed to pat the sheet lightly for full absorption to the face.
    The mask felt very soothing and gooey on my face at first. There was no tingling sensation just a soothing one. After 40 minutes, as per the recommended usage, I peeled the sheet off and gently put it back into the packaging as I can reuse the other side of the mask the next day.

     

     

    //NO FILTER//
    //NO MAKEUP//
    //NO MOISTURISER//
    This is my skin after removing the sheet mask. I did instantly notice the dry patch on the sides of my nose and my jawline was gone, that surprised me! I loved how smooth my skin felt and YES my skin was illuminating!
    I have other sheet masks also purchased from THE FACE SHOP such as Honey and Peony to try next week. I’m impressed with how easy it is to use these masks and I’m loving the instant results. This definitely is a game changer for me as I’ve seen amazing results on my friends from daily use (even twice a week is beneficial) and I’m excited to achieve the same results.
    The Korean sheet mask  “trend” isn’t going anywhere any time soon. There is a whole industry built around these convenient packages and I definitely see why. They are budget friendly and offer a variety of ingredients to target your specific skin concerns. As for me, this will change my skin care game! I’m experiencing a lot of issues with the skin dryness lately and I was on the hunt for a budget friendly alternative and I hope I found it!
    I will be doing another review on the masks once I’ve used them for another few weeks 🙂
    Have you tried these masks? If so , comment below. I’ld love to hear from you!
    Disclaimer: I purchased the products with my own money. I was not gifted the sheet masks and I was not compensated for the post. The opinions expressed are my own. I am not affiliated with THE FACE SHOP. 

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