Welcome once again to the Friday Face mask. I have to say, for me, it has been a good day. The lack of pain has let me focus so much more today than I have gotten to do in the past two weeks and as a consequence I have been plowing through my to do list.
Items have been checked off, lines drawn through them with speed and I like to think a certain sort of flair.
While my stress level isn’t risen enough to demand I need a break given the amount I’ve gotten done, I feel I deserve my Friday break as a reward for my productivity. As such I am turning to my newst mask. This is the GlamGlow Berryglow probiotic recovery mask. It came in this month’s BoxyCharm base box. As so many boxes came in at the same time I haven’t gotten a chance to post that box review yet. It will be up on Monday actually, along with my Glossy Box review.
But by then you will already know my feelings on the Berryglow.
If you hate spoilers you can always put off reading this until Monday afternoon. I won’t mind.
Go ahead, all those who don’t like spoilers, I’ll wait. Anyone waiting with me for them to leave can hum the Jeopardy theme song along with me.
Da de dum, da de dum…
Okay spoiler haters are gone. Which is good because I think I automatically went into the Final Jeapardy theme in my head.
Not that it actually matters…
So to the Glamglow.
Glamglow is one of those brands that I often find myself on the fence with. Some products I like, some products I don’t. I know that’s not terribly unusual. There are several brands out there that have both products I love and those I hate. With Glamglow it tends to be like and dislike instead of love and hate if that makes sense. Of the products I’ve tried from them, the products I dislike aren’t ones I dislike enough that I wouldn’t continue to use them and simply not repurchase and those I like, I like, but don’t tend to love enough to seek out.
I find them to be very middle of the road leaning towards good.
At least for the products I’ve tried.
If you’ve tried and loved them, send me a message and let me know what products I ought to give a go from them. I’ll be honest because I am so ambivalent to the brand, I don’t actually seek them out so my trials with them are incidental rather than intentional.
Given their following I’m sure there is something they do that is fabulous.
I will say right off the bat, I love that when I opened the jar it was absolutely full. Right to the brim full, no extra air pockets. All product. And being me, I of course took a great big sniff.
It smells of berry. Which I hate to say because berry is not actually a scent. Strawberry is a scent as is raspberry. This is just general berry. There is an underlying scent to it though that makes it smell sort of like a smoothie that has been dosed with an artificial berry flavored protein powder. Not that I am advocating tasting the mask, it is just the same scent. Generic berry with an underlying scent of artificial-ness.
So time to apply it onto my clean skin.
I will say the mask smooths on well. It feels cold and not a lot of product is needed to cover the face. Also the product in the jar seeps back into the divots created by taking some out to form a flat surface again. It seems like a little thing but it limits the air contact to the top layer. Or at least that is my thinking anyway. It also lets me see exactly how much I used.
Once on I left it twenty minutes and relaxed. Unfortunately I am sans candle today. I am eagerly anticipating my next Vella box shipment and hoping it arrives before next Friday. Although I can’t really blame them for my lack of candle. I usually have a couple around the house but I was so focused on using up my winter candles that I didn’t buy spring and summer scents before self-sequestering. I’m considering it part of my decluttering and spring cleaning.
Besides I don’t really need a candle to enjoy my face mask, it’s just part of my habit. Admittedly so is over stressing , but I’m happy to leave that out of today’s equation as well.
So the time passes. I spent the time listening to old 1980s tunes. I just finished watching the American Horror Story 1984 so the tunes were stuck in my head.
I heard the word jump a lot.
When I looked in the mirror I could see much of the mask was absorbed. I washed the rest off my skin and patted my face dry. The skin was nicely hydrated and felt smooth. I have no complaints. It is a nice product. I will enjoy using the rest of the jar. Will I repurchase when the jar is empty? Probably not.
This falls into the nice to use since I have it, but not really amazing enough to repurchase category. The claims of the mask are similar enough to the Korres Hydro Biome mask I tried a couple of weeks prior and I have to say I like that mask much better. That I would repurchase once I’ve gone through the jar. This I won’t.
Still it is a good product to use and I will enjoy using it while I have it.
And now that I have had my break, it is back to work for me. I still have a lot of items I want to check off my to do list before I call it a day. I’m hoping this afternoon will be just as productive as this morning. Then I can rest and enjoy my weekend, ready to get back to my regularly scheduled routine on Monday. I hope everyone out there has a great afternoon and a fabulous weekend. I’ll see you back here on Monday. Posted below are a couple of links from Korres in case you wanted to check them out.