Wednesday, February 21, 2018

a new monday night ritual

as much as i love makeup, i really don't take care of my skin as well as i should.  sure, i clean off my makeup at night like a good girl, but i don't do anything else like night creams and eye cream and toners and stuff.  admittedly, i'm way too lazy for any of that.  but the old lady has been plowing through our considerable stash of skincare lately, and she's encouraged me to join in the fun.

and so mondays have turned into "let's watch the bachelor with face masks on" night for me and the old lady.  it's pretty funny and awesome at the same time.  armed with some gift cards we received in our christmas stockings, we headed to ulta a couple of weeks ago and i picked up some fun stuff to use.  i'm a big fan of peel-off masks, probably because it reminds me of the old days when i'd smear some elmer's glue on my hand and let it dry so i could peel it off.  so satisfying.  ha!  and when i came across a jar of something called "disco kitten," a silver peel-off mask that makes me look like a robot as it dries, i had to have it.  and yes, i look totally ridiculous.


oh, and yes - that IS a headband with cat ears on it.  because DISCO KITTEN, people.  it's fantastic.

one of the side effects i forgot about doing masks and things like this is the lovely zits that come up to the surface afterwards.  gah.  i suppose you have to get through all the crappy stuff before you can reap the benefits, right?

there's another mask i'd been wanting since before christmas.  i'd put it on my wish list, but it has a pretty hefty price tag and the old lady was like UH NOPE when she saw it.  heh.  and then right as we were starting our monday night rituals, i came across a voucher that got me a pretty nice discount on it, and so i went for it.  i was pretty excited when it arrived on my doorstep:


yes.  that does, indeed, say GLITTERmask.  yesssssssss.  i opened the box and found this:


see, it's perfect for wearing while watching the bachelor!  i knew it.  and it came with this cute little brush, too.


i'd bought a silicone "brush" when i got the disco kitten mask.  it doesn't have bristles - instead, it kind of looks like a giant flathead screwdriver made out of silicone.  it makes it easy to spread the mask on my face and keeps the waste to a minimum since the product doesn't get stuck in any bristles.  genius.

i pulled the jar out of the box:


and totally squealed when i opened it.  look how sparkly and fun!


i spread a nice thick layer of it all over my face, handed the jar to the old lady, and then we hopped onto the couch and turned on our show.


i tried to talk the hub into joining us, but he was having none of those shenanigans.  shocking.


i don't really have an "after" picture to show you, but rest assured that i've been using the "retouch" button on the photos app a lot lately because these zits are coming hard and fast and they're not pretty. i sure hope this stage passes soon, because i'm so over it.

i wonder what other fun peel-off masks there are out there.  although i suppose i should probably get through the stack of sheet masks we've built up in our arsenal first.  not as fun, but i'm sure they'll be really good for my skin.

living my best life over here, people.  that's right.

1 comment:

  1. Too Faced has a glitter mask called Glow Job that I picked up with a 20% off Ulta coupon and a gift card I got from my hubs for Christmas. I haven't used it yet, so I can't speak to how it works, but I basically bought it only to spite my husband because he despises glitter.

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