SKINCARE DECLUTTER | Masks

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Hello! Here is another video of me decluttering MORE things! This time around it is Masks (except sheet masks). Enjoy!


PRODUCTS MENTIONED

- Splash Mask -

BOSCIA Tsubaki Splash Mask
SKINFOOD Perfect Black Sugar Splash Mask

- Bubble Masks -

BOTANIC FARM Mineral Pop Sparkling Bubble Pack
ELIZAVECCA Milky Piggy Bubble Clay Mask
TIAM Pink Clay Bubble pack


- Rubber Masks -

MEDICUBE SOS Mask
DR JART+ Shake Shot Soothing

- Repair Creams (that I use as a sleeping mask)  -

INSTREE Mask
DR JART+ Shake Shot Soothing

- Clay Masks -

TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask
CAUDALIE Detox Mask
SKINFOOD Bitter Green Soothing Clay Mask
I DEW CARE Ginger Aid
BONVIVANT Botanical Mellow Clay Mask (Discontinued, but similar: )
BOSCIA Pore Pudding Mask
JJ YOUNG Pore Steam/Cooling Mask

- Other Masks -

ELIZAVECCA Kangsi 24k Gold Pack
SKINFOOD Watermelon Mask
SKINFOOD Black Sugar Scrub Strawberry
THANK YOU FARMER Soothing Gel Mask
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Blue Tansy
LANEIGE Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask

- Peeling Masks -

BOSCIA Luminizing Black Mask
I DEW CARE Sugar Kitten
I DEW CARE Disco Kitten

- Sleeping Masks -

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Pumpkin Sleeping Pack
COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
ENATURE Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack
BOTANIC FARM Black Soybean Sleeping Pack
LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask
BEAUTY OF JOESON Revitalizing Sleeping Mask


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This video is not sponsored,but contains Promotional Items (PR)  provided to me for consideration. In addition, some or all of the links above may part of a affiliate program. If you choose to purchase through these links, it will provide a small commission to me. This will help support in the content creation of this channel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anna@lemondropglow.com. Thank you!



LIFESTYLE | my daily power hour

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Lately, I have been obsessed with self-help resources. In that obsession I recently discovered Robin Sharma. Per his website, he “is one of the world's premier speakers on Leadership and Personal Mastery … Sharma's books such as The Leader Who Had No Title have topped bestseller lists internationally and his social media posts reach over six hundred million people a year, making him a true global phenomenon for helping people do brilliant work, thrive amid change and realize their highest leadership…”

I discovered his Youtube Channel. I stumbled upon this video below. I was in the search of how to improve my work productivity. I believe it popped up as a recommended video while playing “Study/work with me” videos (which i LOVE).

Then, i decided to read his book “The 5 AM Club.”

I am already an early riser. I love early mornings and morning stillness. But, I found that even though I woke up early… I still felt that I didn’t have enough time to do all the things I wanted to do in my morning routine before hopping out the door for work: skincare routine, makeup, hair, exercise, reading, meditating, morning pages, daily tarot, daily prayer, etc.

Robin breaks down this idea of a holy hour at 5 AM that he calls the, 5 AM Club, into 3 essential parts: move, reflect, & learn. After practicing things his way, i’ve added some modifications and have named my holy hour, My Power Hour.

After my power hour, i feel energized and ready to take on the day. Here’s what my practice looks like.

O N E : M E D I T A T I O N

I typically do 5 to 10 mins.

I start off every morning with Headspace (not sponsored at all, but hey, sponsor me :D). I recently finished their Self-Esteem 30-day pack and really felt the benefits of daily mediation.

The best part about head space is that it teaches you HOW to meditate by using different techniques like noting and visualization.

T W O : M O V E

After getting my headspace clear and using deep breaths to wake me, I jump into one of three activities 1) Yoga, 2) Low-impact Cardio or 3) a long outdoor walk.

Sunrise Yoga with Adriene

HASfit Cardio Workout

T H R E E : R E F L E C T

Now that my brain is fully alert, it’s time to use this waking energy to realign my intentions, connect with my intuition, and clear out some head and heart space.

The first thing I do is take a couple minutes to review my vision board, my daily mantra, and review my habit tracker in my bullet journal. This review always helps guide me into my writing session. Reminding me of what emotions or fears may be getting in the way of progress or reminding me to practice gratitude.

Second, i set a time for 15 to 20 mins to write.

F O U R : L E A R N

Lastly, I either pick up a personal development book, listen to a podcast or ted talk, or watch an educational youtube video. I’ll take notes to help me remember what I learned and what I need to adjust in my life.

I HIGHLY recommend the following:

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Gentle Rebel Podcast with Andy Mort

and this TED Talk.

Wanna join me in practicing a daily power hour? Come follow me on Instagram for daily reminders.

What time management tips can you share with me? I’m always open for new ideas in personal improvement.

SKINCARE DECLUTTER: Cleaners

Hello, Dear!

I have been obsessed with decluttering videos on YouTube in the last 6 months. Today, I try my hand at it.

I have been drowning in skincare products: promotional items, nearly empty bottles, un-returnables, and, painfully, products I purchased and never used.

I decided to breakdown my stash into categories. Today: Cleansing balms, cleansing oils, makeup removers, low pH cleansers, high pH cleansers, cleansing tissues, sticks, and peeling gels.

Here is the product listing, but you’ll have to watch the video to find out which items got the pink slip.

oooh. Suspense.

- First Step Cleansers -

CLINIQUE Take the Day off (https://amzn.to/2CnlsYS)

BEAUTY OF JOSEON Rice Bright Cleansing Balm (https://amzn.to/2STsjAs)

NEOGEN Coconut Milk Pure Mild Cleanser (https://amzn.to/2Foa4Qq)

MAMONDE Petal Spa Oil to Foam (https://amzn.to/2SR2xgl)

SECRET KEY Lemon Sparkling Cleansing Oil

107 Oil-in-Gel Cleanser (https://amzn.to/2AHxpZs)

BIOSSANCE Squalane Cleansing Oil (https://amzn.to/2RGeM1S)

- Quick Fix/Gimmick Cleansers -

GOODAL Watercrest Cleansing Tissues

SKINFOOD Black Sugar Perfect Oil Cleansing Tissue

OLAY Daily Facials (https://amzn.to/2ChJVyT)

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL XAKZIUZA Cleansing Water

REISE Rice Extract Cleansing Water (https://bit.ly/2RK7hqx)

TOSOWOONG Enzyme Powder Wash (https://amzn.to/2VQILmN)

SRB Enzyme Powder Wash (https://amzn.to/2VOX2As)

JJ YOUNG Black Cleansing Stick (https://amzn.to/2D7WIFL)

A.H.C C-Bubble Bright Cleanser

RE:CIPE by SLOWGANIC Lemon

- High pH Cleansers -

107 Premium Black Soap (https://bit.ly/2Rp9k4c)

BEAUTY OF JOSEON Silky Moist Cleansing Foam (https://amzn.to/2ROqF5G)

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Egg-zyme Whipped Foam (https://amzn.to/2AHVFe2)

MEDICUDE Red Foam Cleanser (https://amzn.to/2SMOmsl)

- Low pH Cleansers -

THANK YOU FARMER Back to Pure Daily Cleanser (https://amzn.to/2RMKn1M)

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser (https://amzn.to/2FpSRX3)

COSRX Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel (https://amzn.to/2Cg0viE)

****Didn’t know this was an alternative to an oil cleanser/balm until after exporting the video. Will have to try this again in the future.

TULA Purifying Face Cleanser (https://amzn.to/2SQXqN7)

KRAVE BEAUTY Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser (https://bit.ly/2mn2Hhd)

ELEMIS Superfood Facial Wash (https://amzn.to/2skaOxE)

- Peeling Gels -

BEAUTY OF JOSEON Apricot Peeling Gel (https://amzn.to/2FrXlv)

THANK YOU FARMER Peeling Cream

SULWHASOO Snowise Brightening Exfoliating Gel

DISCLAIMER

This video is not sponsored,but contains Promotional Items (PR)  provided to me for consideration. In addition, some or all of the links above may part of a affiliate program. If you choose to purchase through these links, it will provide a small commission to me. This will help support in the content creation of this channel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anna@lemondropglow.com. Thank you!

REVIEW | I DEW CARE: Ginger Aide Magic Clay Mask

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Hello, Dear! I hope you are feeling as beautiful as you are.

Today, I wanted to share with you my review of the I DEW CARE Ginger Aide, Energizing Ginger Clay Mask. This is one of the five in the Magic Clay Series. This was gifted to me by MEMEBOX when I attended one of their influencer events here in San Francisco. 

PRODUCT INFO

BRAND: I DEW CARE

PRODUCT NAME: Ginger Aide: Energizing Ginger Clay Mask

SIZE: 2.39oz

PRICE: $20

LINK: This is a link to the all 5 of the Clay Masks in a Minis set. https://www.ulta.com/i-dew-care-mini-magic-clay-mask?productId=xlsImpprod16361319

INGREDIENT LIST: https://us.memebox.com/product/27333/ginger-aide 

PRODUCT CLAIMS: The Brand claims that this mask is made to "gently cleanse pores, hydrate skin, and brighten the complexion." The key ingredients are the Yellow Clay, Ginger and Kiwi Seeds. 

PACKAGING: The product comes in a medium size jar with a twist off cap. I am personally fond of the bright yellow color of the jar because it reminds me of sunshine. :)

SCENT: The mask has a light and fresh smell. Nothing too chemical scented or artificial. 

FEEL: The Brand claims that this mask is a jelly-clay hybrid. And it is the consistency truly is soft and comfortable on the skin. The clay has little chunks of "something" 

HOW TO: Apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin. Avoid any of your chemical exfoliants on day when you use this product. That could resolve in irritating your skin, causing excessive redness and inflammation. For me, I tend to use a thicker application than most to avoid dehydrating my skin. I apply this on to the skin and wait about 10 to 15 mins. If the mask isn't all the way dry, that's totally okay! 

Hop over to the skin to emulsify and rinse the product. Gently massage the mask off the skin until all the product is completely rinsed off! 

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: When I first smelt this product at the MEMEBOX Event, I recall being like, "I don't like that smell." So this sat on my shelf for awhile until my friend Muriel told me how much she loves it, I caved and tried it. 

I am so glad I did! I really enjoy using this mask! It is actually exactly as described; except, it doesn't get deep into the pores around my nose and chin as deeply as I would like. When I have raised congested pores this does the trick, but for any sebaceous filaments (level to my skin) it doesn't have much of an effect.

RATING: 4 / 5

This is a solid mask. I would gladly repurchase this myself, although I'm panicking a little because it's out of stock everywhere... 

Thank you to the MEMEBOX Team for providing this as a gift for me. Ya'll are the best. 

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REVIEW | NATURE REPUBLIC Real Comforting Mask - Vitamin E

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Hey, Everyone! I hope you feeling amazing.

 

Today we are reviewing the Real Comforting Mask from Nature Republic. This one is the Vitamin C version.

Let me take a minute to say that this was a promotional item from Nature Republic for review and consideration. But, of course, I’ll give you my honest opinion.

PRODUCT INFO

BRAND: Nature Republic  

PRODUCT NAME: Real Comforting Mask (Vit. E)

SIZE: One Sheet Mask

PRICE: $1.90 from Nature Republic

LINK: https://www.naturerepublicusa.com/products/real-comforting-mask-sheet-vitamin-e

INGREDIENT LIST: CosDNA

PRODUCT CLAIMS: The brand targets this sheet mask line towards those of us with sensitive skin. It claims that the ingredients contains “mild natural essential oils” and that the mask fabric is comforting as well. This mask in particular helps to soften and condition the skin.

PACKAGING: Packaging is functional!

SCENT: The scent is light and refreshing.

FEEL: The sheet mask is pilowy and soft. The essence is milky and hydrating. 

HOW TO: After cleansing and toning the skin, apply the sheet mask for 10-15 mins. After removing the mask, the mask should still be pretty moist, apply it to your neck or chest for 5-10 mins. Tap in the essence and complete skincare routine.  

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The fit of the mask was a bit wide for my face...but that’s not a deal breaker for me. I did use this mask during the Heat Wave  in LA (and my bestie's place doesn't have central air) so I would say this is not intended for hot weather use. I think someone who lived in cooler temperatures or someone with drier skin would fall in love with this emulsion type of sheet mask. For me, I prefer a thin essence. 

OVERTIME: NA

 

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RATING: 4 / 5

This product lives up to the claims. It hydrates and softens the skin. A solid score for a solid mask, but you won't see me rushing to purchase the mask myself. There's too many masks out there! 

Thank you again to Nature Republic for sending this over! They sent me two other masks from this line: Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C. Check out these reviews if you are interested!

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HAUL | PR Unboxing and KCON Haul

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Hello, DEAR! 

Today, I finally got to posting a PR Unboxing and KCON Haul. 

I hope that you enjoy this video! Have a product you want me to review? Have a question? 

Leave it here in the comments or say hi! If you enjoy this blog post, you might also enjoy my Instagram or Youtube Channel. Stop by and say Hi!

LIFESTYLE | I Tried Intermittent Fasting for 30 Days.

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Why, Hello and Welcome! 

If you're interested in starting your own journey with intermittent fasting, you may want to check out my latest Youtube Video! I talk all amount my initial 30-day journey with Intermittent Fasting.

What were my results?
Did my Skin improve?
What did I eat?
Did I work out?

All these questions an more are answered in the video below. 

If you enjoyed this video, be sure to comment, like, share, or subscribe to my Youtube Channel. 

 

 

REVIEW | NATURE REPUBLIC Real Comforting Mask - Hyaluronic Acid 

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Hey, Everyone! I hope you feeling amazing.

Today we are reviewing the Real Comforting Mask from Nature Republic. This one is the Hyaluronic Acid version.

Let me take a minute to say that this was a promotional item from Nature Republic for review and consideration. But, of course, I’ll give you my honest opinion.

Also, this review is almost identical to my review of the Vitamin C mask from this line. I can't help it! The experience was too similar!

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PRODUCT INFO

BRAND: Nature Republic  

PRODUCT NAME: Real Comforting Mask - Hyaluronic Acid 

SIZE: One Sheet Mask

PRICE: $1.90 from Nature Republic

LINK: https://www.naturerepublicusa.com/products/real-comforting-mask-sheet-hyaluronic-acid

INGREDIENT LIST: SkinCarisma

PRODUCT CLAIMS: The brand targets this sheet mask line towards those of us with sensitive skin. It claims that the ingredients contains “mild natural essential oils” and that the mask fabric is comforting as well. This mask in particular is supposed to provide instant, long-lasting hydration.

PACKAGING: Packaging is functional!

SCENT: The scent is light and refreshing.

FEEL: The sheet mask is pilowy and soft. The essence is clear, watery gel consistency. 

HOW TO: After cleansing and toning the skin, apply the sheet mask for 10-15 mins. I personally like to apply the extra essense to my neck, chest, arms… etc. After removing the mask, the mask should still be pretty moist, apply it to your neck or chest for 5-10 mins. Tap in the essence and complete skincare routine.  

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Again, The fit of the mask was a bit wide for my face...but that’s not a deal breaker for me. It’s a good mask that is hydrating and cooling. The brand claims that there should be no sticky or tackiness... but after removing the mask, there is a slight stickiness to the skin which goes away when you complete the rest of your skincare.

OVERTIME: NA

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RATING: 4 / 5

This may feel like Dejavu... The product lives up to the claims. It’s exactly what a sheet mask experience should be but it’s not a mask I HAVE to have in my skincare kit and you won’t see me running out to repurchase it. There are so many masks out there to just settle for one, ya know?

Thank you again to Nature Republic for sending this over! They sent me two other masks from this line: Vitamin C, Vitamin E. Check out these reviews if you are interested!


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REVIEW | NATURE REPUBLIC Real Comforting Mask - Vitamin C

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Hey, Everyone! I hope you feeling amazing.

Today we are reviewing the Real Comforting Mask from Nature Republic. This one is the Vitamin C version.

Let me take a minute to say that this was a promotional item from Nature Republic for review and consideration. But, of course, I’ll give you my honest opintion.

PRODUCT INFO

BRAND: Nature Republic  

PRODUCT NAME: Real Comforting Mask (Vit. C)

SIZE: One Sheet Mask

PRICE: $1.90 from Nature Republic

LINK: https://www.naturerepublicusa.com/products/real-comforting-mask-sheet-vitamin-c

INGREDIENT LIST: SkinCarisma

PRODUCT CLAIMS: The brand targets this sheet mask line towards those of us with sensitive skin. It claims that the ingredients contains “mild natural essential oils” and that the mask fabric is comforting as well. This mask in particular is supposed to help even skin tone and rejuvenate the skin.

PACKAGING: Packaging is functional!

SCENT: The scent is light and refreshing.

FEEL: The sheet mask is pilowy and soft. The essence is clear and hydrating!  

HOW TO: After cleansing and toning the skin, apply the sheet mask for 10-15 mins. I personally like to apply the extra essense to my neck, chest, arms… etc. After removing the mask, the mask should still be pretty moist, apply it to your neck or chest for 5-10 mins. Tap in the essence and complete skincare routine.  

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The fit of the mask was a bit wide for my face...but that’s not a deal breaker for me. It’s a good mask that is hydrating, brightening, and cooling. I did experience some redness in my cheeks but this is common for me when using products with Vitamin C.

OVERTIME: NA

RATING: 4 / 5

This product lives up to the claims. It’s exactly what a sheet mask experience should be but it’s not a mask I HAVE to have in my skincare kit and you won’t see me running out to repurchase it. There are so many masks out there to just settle for one, ya know?

Thank you again to Nature Republic for sending this over! They sent me two other masks from this line: Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E. Check out these reviews if you are interested!


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REVIEW | SKINFOOD : Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask

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Hey, Everyone! I hope you feeling amazing.

Today, we are reviewing the SKINFOOD, Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask. This product was sent to be by Skinfood for review and consideration. So without further ado, let’s get into it!

PRODUCT INFO

BRAND: SKINFOOD

PRODUCT NAME: Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask

SIZE: 6.76oz

PRICE: $26 from Ulta

LINK: https://www.ulta.com/black-sugar-perfect-splash-mask?productId=xlsImpprod18601057

INGREDIENT LIST: This listing comes from the Ulta Website listed above.
Water, Glycerin, Sucrose, Butylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), 1,2-Hexanediol, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caramel, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Propanediol.

PRODUCT CLAIMS: The brand claims that this product can moisturize, balance, exfoliate and provide nutrients to the skin in 10-seconds.

PACKAGING: The product comes in a durable plastic bottle. The cap is a twist-off style which can make it a little difficult to maneuver in the shower (or maybe i’m just that lazy).

SCENT: Smells sweet and a little chemical-y

FEEL: It’s scented brown water. Immediately after use, skin does feel soft and hydrated but effects are short lived.

HOW TO: You can use this product in two different ways depending on the amount of effort you would like to put in that day.

  1. Classic Method: After cleansing,  put a cap full of the product in to a (clean) sink full of water or a large bowl full of water and splash the water on to the face 10 to 15 times. Pat in excess water. Follow-up with regular skincare routine.

  2. Streamline Method: In the shower, put a cap full of the product on to damp skin then splash your face 10 to 15 times with water. Follow-up with regular skincare routine.

Always avoid getting the product into your eyes and mouth.

OVERTIME

I’ve used this product 3 to 4 times a week for the last 3 weeks or so. Let’s compare my experience to the claims.

  1. Moisturizing and balancing: At first the mask does moisturize the skin, but I still needed to mist my skin right after my shower or my skin would get very dry. I’m not a scientist, but as a consumer… I felt this completely missed the mark.

  2. Exfoliation: Personally, I didn’t see a difference in my skin. This could be because I am already an regular user of Mandelic Acid, an AHA (Alphahydroxy Acid). However, according to this article from THE CUT, PHAs (polyhydroxy acids) are far more gentle as an exfoliant and don’t increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. The article also states that PHAs “fight glycation… which weakens your skin’s collagen and elastin.” I am interested in PHAs in general… but this product didn’t seem to deliver these type of results for my skin.

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RATING: 3 / 5

It’s interesting and enjoyable to use..This product may also be good for individuals with younger skin, those who have extremely sensitive skin, or those trying chemical exfoliation for the first time.I’ll mostly likely use it up, but I wouldn’t repurchase it.

My go to product for chemical exfoliation is the Dr. WU Intensive Renewal Toner With Mandelic Acid.  

If you’ve made it to the end, thank you so much. Seriously. I mean it.


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