Good afternoon my darlings and welcome to the Friday Face Mask. I hope you have had a good morning. While I got a fair amount done this morning, I also took a call from my mother who informed me that she has decided to stop watching the news and is now re-watching all of the old movies in her collection. She’s decided that if she interspaces her DVD selections with the Hallmark Channel Movies she can entertain herself between bouts of cleaning and purging for months. My brother is restocking her groceries as needed and has decided someone will either tell her when she can leave the house again or the apocalypse is truly neigh and she will never need to leave her house again.
I sort of got the impression that the deep down cleaning is actually in case there is a full on apocalypse. Because one doesn’t want to leave a mess at the end of the world.
That would be rude.
And while I don’t think the world is ending, after the call I went to the kitchen and did all of the dishes. Not because I don’t want to be rude to an incoming apocalypse (although I don’t) but because we are out of butter knives.
My darling dearest likes to take the occasional snack break throughout the day. For some reason this seems to involve dipping a butter knife into the peanut butter jar, coating it and then licking the knife off as his snack. He doesn’t double dip, he only goes in once and then puts the knife in the sink. But he does this three times a day, which sort of uses up our supply of butter knives. And yes I asked him why he doesn’t use a spoon. Apparently the spoon gets too much peanut butter. I also asked and yup, he does keep a small jar of peanut butter and a knife in his desk drawer in the office too.
The things you learn, huh?
Anyway, the morning is settled and this afternoon I am going to attempt to pull weeds. The ground is wet enough for them to come up pretty easily but it is not actually raining and not terribly warm outside. We had frost last night, but not a deep one so the ground isn’t frozen. Before this though, I am taking a moment of relaxation (20 minutes in fact) with my Friday face mask.
I put it on a little early because my work was already interrupted by the call and dishes. Today’s selection was the Hey Honey Show Your Glow Colloidal Gold and Honey Beauty mask. It was a deluxe sample size that came in an IPSY box and it is the sort of size where I can get between 3-5 uses out of depending on how full the tube actually is. Hey Honey is usually pretty good about not leaving a lot of empty space in their tubes. The full mask retails for $65.
So what to expect from this mask? According to the website…
Show Your Glow provides anti-aging effects while hydrating skin and helping to prevent premature aging. The colloidal gold is an anti-inflammatory which helps prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin, preventing wrinkles from forming and smoothing the appearance of fine lines, while mica is used to give the skin a radiant glow.
Personally I am not too thrilled by the mica as I’m not sure where the mica is sourced and there have been huge issues depending on where it comes from.
The mask is as gold as its name implies and the skin is covered in a yellow gold goo. It is a little thicker than many face masks, which I think is due to the honey component. I know there are vegans who avoid any honey as it is an animal product, but personally I adore honey. Growing up, at the first sign of a scratchy throat honey and a slice of lemon went into a tea cup and hot water was poured over it. We also used it on cuts when there was no antibacterial ointment. I am a huge fan of it and my skin always reacts well to it. There is also the comfort factor as it was present from my earliest childhood on. I think that’s why I tend to like most of Hey Honey’s skin care products. I’m not such a big fan of some of their makeup, but I like their skin care.
This mask was no exception. Even though it was a little thick on the face, it washed off easily with no scrubbing at the end of my twenty minute break and my skin felt amazingly soft. I don’t know about long term anti-aging effects, but I have had some stress related breakouts lately and this did help calm my skin a bit. I appreciate the assistance.
So thus cleansed and refreshed, I am ready to tackle the bind weed that is now attempting to take over the patch of ground where my pepper plants and tomatoes will spend the summer once removed from my small portable greenhouse (it’s the size of a book case and great for starting seeds in the early). Let the weed whacking commence!