My Favorite Things – Make-up Series

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Many moons ago I worked for Clinique Cosmetics. I started my cosmetic career at Herberger’s in Kearney Nebraska and ended it at Von Maur in Lincoln Nebraska.  While working for Clinique I got a lot of free make-up. In fact I think I still have a few bottles of Clarifying lotion. It’s probably not safe to use but I just can’t bear to part with it. Another separation issues I am sure.

I may have hung up my white lab coat but that doesn’t mean I gave up my love for all things make-up.  You could say I am your quintessential girly girl when it comes to cosmetics. I wouldn’t say I am an expert when it comes to using them, but a trip to Sephora is comparable to the feeling I get when I go to Target. Pure, unaltered joy. A feeling of peace and serenity. Seriously.

As lame (or not) as it might seem I look forward to the quiet time I get with my make-up bag each morning.  So I decided why not share all of my favorite products with you guys! It will be a series of posts and I will be starting with my favorite masks and going all the way to lip color. If you remember not to long ago I shared with you my favorite skin care so we will start with masks!

Every four weeks I visit an estichian. I actually have two. Because yes I’m THAT girl. They are both amazing and I highly recommend them both. Trish is located at A Cut Above in North Platte NE, and then Nicole at Tranquility in Lincoln NE. Nicole is the eyebrow whisperer. Seriously go to her, it will change your life, and that of your eyebrows. Personally I think it is important to visit an expert in skincare as often as possible. Your skin will thank you.

In between my visits to these fine ladies I do a mask about once a week. I got back and forth between each of these GlamGlow masks.

GlamGlow Gravitymud Firming Treatment

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This mask is super fun to use. It smells delicious, and is a space age silver color. It is good for any skin type and helps to tighten the appearance of skin. If fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone is your concern this is the mask for you. It is super easy to use, you get a fun little brush and you basically paint your face. Make sure to really layer this mask on thick as it is a peel off. The more you use the easier it is to get off. Let it rest on your face for 30 minutes and then peel off. I saw a difference in my skins appearance after the first use!

GlamGlow Youthmud Tingleexfoliate Treatment

GlamGlow Black

Can you tell my concerns are wrinkles?  I am officially in the latter part of me 30s so it’s time to start fighting those pesky lines! This mask is great for exfoliating, smells great too! It does have the consistency of mud and can be a bit messy. It is good for all skin types and targets fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and dryness. Leave this mask on for 15 minutes and then use a warm washcloth to rinse off. Both of the GlamGlow masks I have mention are a bit on the pricey side so if you had to pick between the two I would go with GlamGlow Gravity mud.

Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask


This is a great mask to use in the morning if your skin needs a good boost! It delivers a quick shot of oxygen and a dose of Vitamin C to your skin. It goes on like a foam and sits on your skin for 5 minutes, rinse with warm water, and you are ready for the day. I use this about 2 times a week in the morning.

PeterThomasRoth Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches.

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Basically these eye patches are a great big dose of moisture for your eyes. They are cooling, soothing, and perfect for anyone who battle dark, puffy, under eye issues. Use these about twice a week. It is important to note that these patches do not replace an eye cream. You still need to use some sort of nighttime eye cream after.

GlamGlow Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment

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Can you tell I am a fan of the GlamGlow products? They are pretty darn good. I highly recommend finding your favorites. This is more of a treatment than a mask, but I do this about twice a week before bed. It’s just a simple exfoliator for your lips. I usually follow it up with Rosebud Salve, something else you need to have in your skin care arsenal!

Wow, that’s A LOT! Obviously I do not use all these products at the same time every night. That would be crazy. But I do try to take a night a week and have my own at home spa night. I have come to discover my lack of skincare in my 20s has caught up with me so I am having to make up for lost time!

What are your favorite masks and treatments?

Peace, Love, and Products!

11 thoughts on “My Favorite Things – Make-up Series

  1. Thanks for sharing all your favorite goodies!!! I will definitely have to try… I am a lover of makeup an products as well! I actually used to sell Mary Kay and loved it, but I just didn’t have the time to put into it! I still love doing peoples makeup though and have enjoyed doing some makeup for weddings! I love masks!!!! I will have to try the mask you recommended! Where can you buy it from?

  2. I loved reading this post! Thank you so much for all the wonderful suggestions and sharing your favorite goodies! I will have to th them out! I was a Mary kay consultant for a couple years and loved working with the products! I stopped doing that cuz I didn’t have enough time to put into that business, but I still enjoy a lot of their products! I also love to do makeup for weddings and special events… so much fun! I will have to try the mask… where can I buy this?

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