July Empties!

It’s the end of July!I can’t believe it almost the end of summer….time flies.So it’s time for this month’s Emptiesexaidet

Disclaimer: Why am I not using my own photos?Because if I use a product every day I'm not gentle with it, so when the time comes to throw it out I'm basically throwing pieces of the product.For the sake of understanding what the product did look before I got my hands on, I'm using photos of the official ad's

Let’s start!

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Indola Innova Glamorous Oil Shampoo

The manufacturer promises: Indola Innova Glamorous Oil Shampoo gives from within a recovery and restructured dry and dull hair.

My Thoughts: I had a love/hate relationship with this shampoo, it did make my hair very shiny and healthy after I have washed it, but the next day my hair was oily and “dirty” again. Will not repurchase it.

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Syoss Ceramide Complex Anti-Breakage Strengthening Conditioner

The manufacturer promises: About the product
  • Provides up to 10x more strength
  • Improves combability by smoothening the hair fiber and significantly reduces hair breakage
  • Deeply penetrates into the hair to restore hair fibers in the cells, in all layers and down to the tips
  • Turns weak and brittle hair into beautiful and strong hair

My Thoughts: I did think I will hate it, but I totally loved it!Will repurchase.

 

ArtDeco Eyeshadow 40 and 316

The manufacturer promises : Powder eyeshadow in shimmery pearl shades: The ARTDECO pearl eyeshadows are characterized by an amazing colour brilliance and a wide choice of shades. The fragrance-free eyeshadows are very long-lasting.

My Thoughts: I don’t know…The formula is okay, but the colors are just not for me.Maybe will try some other ones.

 

Tell in comments, What is your most used product this month?

That’s it for me

Till next time

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Liebster Award!

Thank you  PrincessBlabbermouth for nominating me, it was such a surprise.Guys go check out her blog, She posts lots of interesting stuff so everyone will find something they like.

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.(thank you The Global Aussies for explaining it)

The Rules: 

  1.   Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  3. Nominate at least 5 bloggers, but no more than 11 who deserve the award
  4. Tell those bloggers you nominated them
  5. Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer

 

Questions from  PrincessBlabbermouth

1.Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry?

Chocolate!!!

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2.What would you do if you found a time-machine?

If there is a Time-machine, then there somewhere close is Doctor so I would try to look for him/her .

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3.How obsessive a fan are you? I am a crazy fangirl!

I am pretty obsessive fangirl…

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4.Would you rather sleep in a room that is too hot or too cold?

Am….I don’t mind both, but for me better if it’s really hot.

5.If you could live forever, would you?

Well yeah….

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6.Sweet or salty popcorn?

Sweet

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7.Are you part of any fandoms? 

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and like 100 other fandoms….

8.What colour is your toothbrush?

Purple

9.Cookies or ice cream? Have you noticed that most of my questions are food-themed?

Cookies….mmmm

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10.Would you rather never sing again or never dance again?

Never Dance…I’m bad at that

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11.Use the same phone for the rest of your life or smash it at the end of every day and get a new one?

uh…am…I guess to get a new one

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My Nominees:

My Questions:

1.Favorite snack?

2.First childhood memory?

3.Reality show you love?(I’m obsessed with TLC this month :D)

4. Weird thing You find attractive in people?

5.Summer or Winter?

6.What’s your favorite social media platform?

7.What good book have you read recently?

8.What inspired you to begin blogging?

9.Where do you see yourself a year from now?

10.If you were to write a letter to your younger self, what would you say?

11.Bath or shower?

Thank you for reading

That’s it from me 

Till next time 🙂

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Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2 review !

Today Let’s talk about my first product from Makeup Revolution.Just last year we started to see this brand in our stores.The stands were really sleek and eye-catching , so of course, I got something as one of my Christmas gift (plus it was affordable ).

The manufacturer promises : A perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. Totally collectible and a pure sellout

 

 My Thoughts;

Shades: 5/5 stars

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You have sparkles, shimmers, and mattes all in beautiful brown tones.Perfect for everyday use.

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Pigmentation :4/5 stars

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How you can see darker colors are very pigmented, but the lighter ones are not..sadly

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No primer, no nothing.Just eyeshadows on skin

The Formula: 3,5/5 stars

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For the price it’s okay, but of course not the best I ever used.I love some of them for highlights, it gives really natural glow.

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Overall: 4/5 stars

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I love it!I use it every day.My favorites are the shimmer ones.And it’s so affordable!!! I paid 5.75 euros for it (money well spent!). Can’t wait to try more from this brand.You can get it here

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Tell me down below, What is your favorite Makeup Revolution Product?

That’s it from me

Till next time 🙂

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Favorite Products from Latvian Cosmetic brands !

Let’s get a little patriotical, but first Thank you so much for almost 40 followers!It’s so crazy to see my blog growing and developing, and that’s all thanks to you.I decided to host a little giveaway when I hit 50 followers, stay tuned for that!(P.S one of the products in this post will be in the giveaway).Okay, back to the fun part.If you didn’t know I’m from Latvia and I love cosmetic products, so why haven’t I talked about my favorite Latvian cosmetic brands and them cosmetic?!We need to change that.I present you My Favorite Products from Lavian Cosmetic Brands!

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ABOUT COMPANY:“Dzintars” is the largest manufacturer of perfumery and biocosmetics in the Northern Europe. The company was established in 1849 and it is one of the oldest cosmetic and perfumery producers in the World.

The enterprise is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment, has its own research centres and unique laboratories (testing, developing and microbiological etc.) developments of perfume and cosmetic products, and plant extract manufacturing. “Dzintars” is proud of the team of its highly skilled specialists – perfumers, chemists and microbiologists, and designers. In the development of new cosmetic products always participate toxicologist, dermatologist, and ophthalmologist that are in the company’s staff. New products are tested using a certain method in a special instrumental laboratory.

My Favorite Products: 

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Lip balm with Australian tea-tree oil and UV-filter

Thin lips skin has no fat cells or protective corneous layer. Our lips are much too tender and unprotected, being totally helpless against the external environment’s destructive effect. Thus, they are to be cared and properly protected by means of carefully chosen cosmetic products. Antioxidant lip balm has an intensive protecting effect. When applied, creates a thin pellicle, protecting lips skin from dehydration and the negative influence of external environment and UV-rays.

Protects lips skin from early aging, the negative influence of external environment and UV-rays. Essential oils, drug plant extracts and vitamins provide with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect helps with herpes. Intensively nourishes and moisturizes lips, regenerates elasticity, eliminates irritation and the feeling of aridity

My Thoughts: This is my favorite lip balm if my lips are in bad condition.It helps heal them fast.Would recommend!

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Be trendy Glitter powder eyeshadow

Due to its powdery mother-of-pearl pigments, the eyeshadow makes your face look more expressive, radiant and fresh.

Apply glitter powder eyeshadow with a brush, sponge-tipped applicator, or fingertips. The eyeshadow can be applied on top of your foundation cream, pre-base, or special eyeshadow
primer. To achieve a brighter and more enduring make-up glitter powder eyeshadow can be applied over cream eyeshadow

My Thoughts: If you want over the top glow of Gods highlight, use this!I have it in Tone “Peach” .So it gives a little bronze glow.Love it!

 

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ABOUT COMPANY: We believe that the best skincare is the kind of care that goes deeper than skin. Not just to make us look better, but make us feel and act better. It is care for our well being and self-esteem, care about the choices we make, the values we respect, and care for the environmental footprint we leave.

For the Nordic people often introverted and solitary beings what is on the inside has always been more important than how we look. That`s why we insist on truly effective ingredients, honest claims, environmentally friendly packaging, care,passion and respect. Because a radiant heart leads to radiant skin.

My Favorite Products: 

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CLARIFYING TONER

Astringent toner that deeply exfoliates clogged and oily skin. Purifies reduces shine, minimizes pores, prevents blemishes and regulates the skin’s natural pH balance.
A pH balancing formula with oil-controlling extracts of oak bark and sweet flag (root), floral water and natural moisturisers makes the skin look clean, fresh and matte.

Apply AM and PM to clean skin with cotton pad or splash on with hands. Follow with MÁDARA moisturiser

WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
This toner is packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle to reduce the volume of new plastic bottles made each year!

 

Nut Free. Gluten Free. Cruelty Free. Vegan. Natural & Organic. Certified ECOCERT.

My Thoughts: One of my favorites toners ever.

 

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PURIFYING FOAM

Rich and soft foam with Northern Yarrow extract deeply and gently purifies the skin. Removes make-up. Regulates oily zones while soothing dry areas. Skin feels refreshed and soft. Suitable for use around the eyes.

Apply AM and PM, gently massaging into skin. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with MÁDARA toner and moisturiser.

Nut Free. Gluten Free. Cruelty Free. VeganNatural & Organic. Certified ECOCERT.

My Thoughts: Everyone I know loves this one.It’s so good to take off makeup and leaves skin feeling fresh and clean.

 

More great Latvian Cosmetic Brands

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Bio2You combines the healing energy of nature with the wisdom of science. The world is full of wonders capable of making us falling in love with life and grasping it with all our heart. Living it and fulfilling dream after dream! We, the creators of Bio2You, are delighted that we have the opportunity to share one of them – sea buckthorn and its force of nature. We continuously improve our products learning from latest innovations.

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STENDERS is a cosmetics brand inspired by northern nature. 
It pays a special attention to feelings and shopping experience, including design, fragrance, the way of presenting products and customer care culture.STENDERS is one of the biggest cosmetics producers in Northern Europe. It is a team of creative and competent people captivated by the idea of cosmetics filled with feelings. STENDERS feelings are captured in more than 350 products and live in more than 220 shops in 27 countries of the world – in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Belorussia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Japan, China and Saudi Arabia.

 

How you can see we have a decent amount of brands to choose from.

So Tell me, Have you tried anything from one of those brands?If so, did you like it?

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My Hair Journey !

I always loved to experiment with my hair .I had it long and then very short .Tried lots of washable hair colors, and finally 3 years ago I dyed my hair with a permanent hair dye and never looked back. Today I decided to look back at my hair Journey from my childhood to 2016….Enjoy!

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Childhood Photos with my brother and mom.

I was born with blond hair and blue eyes(shocking right?). Through the years it became a little dark, almost reddish light brown. Almost all my childhood my hair was short. Why you ask?My mom told me I had very weird hair texture , and it didn’t look good long .So that’s why short hair.

 

 

2010 mati
2010

So 2010..the “emo” years. I cut my hair shoulder-length and used a shampoo that gave a darker shade to my hair.

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My hair is longer and I have no eyebrows..because why do you need one?!Right?

So the first photo is from 2012 Summer, my hair is lighter and longer …

The second one is from winter the same year,Hair is darker(I really need to find that cool shampoo) and I’m with Dana from Carpet of thoughts

Ah… 2013..Still, eyebrows are not a thing in my life.How weird does it sound, those pictures are a month in between? If I remember correctly.The second picture was my first time trying a washable black hair dye.

I started 2014 with my still long brown hair, but finished it with purple (first time ever)permanently dyed hair.

 

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The 2015.I rocked some red(more ginger red) hair.I loved it , but after seeing almost every other girl with the same hairstyle, decided I need something new.

I did go back to purple in 2016.The first picture shows my hair after it faded.The second one is after my dear friend Ali (love you ) did my hair .I wanted to try ombre and I did enjoy how my hair turn out .The last picture is from a charity event.My hair is dark brown(but in pictures it always looks black).

 

My favorite permanent hair dye is PALETTE DELUXE .I just love the color range and it stays on for a long time, doesn’t damage my hair as much.

Looking back at all the hairstyle and colors I had ,I can’t wait experiment some more .Hope you enjoyed reading it(and looking at Baby Anna ).

Tell me in Comments.What is your biggest hair mistake?

That’s it from me

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My Life in Books Tag!

I love Tags and Books,so doing a Book tag this week was a must!After some internet search, I found My Life in Books Tag(on Snazzy Books blog) and loved it .So let’s start!

A Book For Each Letter of Your Name!

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A-Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1)

Yes, I did read this one when it still had this cover!

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N-Nothing Can Keep Us Together (Gossip Girl #8)

I love Gossip Girl.

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N-#Nerd (Hashtag #1)

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A-The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf(Naked Werewolf #2)

Age -Count along your bookshelf!

21-Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) 

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A Book that Represents a destination you would love to travel to?

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England-Murder at Maypole Manor (Posie Parker Mystery #3)

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Texas-Twice a Texas Bride (Bachelors of Battle Creek #2)

Favorite colour?

PIINNNKKK

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Queens of Geek

Most Difficult to read:

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My Heart and Other Black Holes

Which book in your TBR will you get the most satisfaction from reading?

Anyone really, Cmon they are in my TBR for a reason!

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That’s it from me!

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My Top 5 foundations for oily skin!

If you don’t know I have oily skin(Like REALLY OILY),so finding good and long lasting foundation is hard.After trying few hits and misses here are my favorites Foundations for oily skin!

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DREAM MATTE® MOUSSE FOUNDATION

The manufacturer promises: Stay matte for 16 hours with this lightweight, medium-to-full coverage formula. Features a shine-free finish that doesn’t feel heavy.

My Thoughts; This one is a classic.One of the best if you have really oily skin without dry patches.Only thing I don’t like is ,You need a lot of it on the face for full coverage.

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Fit Me Foundation

The manufacturer promises: Normal or oily skin gets evened out and perfected with Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

My Thoughts: This shade is too dark for me, but the formula is perfect.I love it so much.Really long lasting and looks not shine all day.

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All Matt Plus – Shine Control Make Up

The manufacturer promises; Mattifying, oil-free texture,Lasts up to 18h,High coverage

My Thoughts: I like this one for the coverage and long lasting effect.It’s safe to use even if you have dry patches.

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MAYBELLINE Dream Pure BB Cream

The manufacturer promises: Dream Pure BB Cream is our first anti-imperfection BB that instantly corrects and perfects. Its ultra gentle water based formula is infused with salicylic acid to clear imperfections and detoxify the skin. The 1-step wonder for healthy skin today, clearer skin tomorrow. For oily-combination skin.

My Thoughts; Technically it’s not a foundation, it’s a BB cream.Helps with acne , gives the face very dewy finish , so powder is a must.

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Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation

The manufacturer promises: With a guaranteed 8 hours of stay put perfection, your complexion will look and feel fresher for longer. This liquid foundation stands up to any amount of running or touching

My Thoughts: I have a review on this product, you can read it here

Leave down in the comments your favorite foundation.

That’s it from me 

Till next time!

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15 random questions tag!

First I want to thank you all for 30 followers on this blog!I feel so happy and humbled that someone is really reading all my random thoughts and opinions. THANK YOU SO MUCH!Ok, so we got that out the way.Let’s start the fun part!15 random questions TAG!!!!

1.What’s a nickname only your family calls you?

Anja and Busja(If you are Slavic, you get those)

2.What’s a weird habit of yours?

Hmm a weird habit, maybe reading till I get sick of it without any kind of breaks

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3.Do you have any weird phobias?

I am scared of rats…I just..brrr

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4.What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone?

Any Kpop song ever!

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5.What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

When people beside me are chewing with their mouth open.Just hate it….so much

6.What’s one of your nervous habits?

 When I’m nervous, I can’t eat at all.

7.What side of your bed do you sleep on?

I sleep in the middlesleeping

 

8.What was your first stuffed animal & its name?

The first one I remember was a Stuffed Mice who I called Mister Mice(still have it)

9. What’s drink you always order at Starbucks?

We don’t have Starbucks..sad , but I do love Mint Mocca

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10.What’s the beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?

Cruelty-free makeup.I would love if every single piece in my makeup collection was cruelty-free, but many cruelty-free brands that I can get locally don’t have products for my skin type or my skin color.So yeah, I try to buy more cruelty-free stuff but it’s hard.

11.Which way do you face in the shower?

Face to the shower head.

12.Do you have any weird body skills?

Not really.

13.What’s your favorite comfort food/food thats bad but you love to eat it anyway?

Chocolate anything.

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14.What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?

“O, My God!Are you serious?”

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15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?

A PJ.I love to sleep in my PJs.

That’s it from me

Till next time 🙂

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Essence The Lash Curler Mascara review

The manufacturer promises:crazy curl! the lash curler is a new mascara innovation and has a manually rotating brush. unique on the market, the brush can be twisted manually as needed – sometimes more and sometimes less – while you apply your mascara to create extraordinary curl and volume. since the curl mascara is twisted by hand, it doesn’t require batteries. an absolute eye-catcher that’s fun, too! opthalmologically tested.

My Thoughts:

Shade:4/5 stars

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Very pigmented black

The Wand:5/5 stars

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I love it!The tip is so good or my lashes in inner corners!

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The Formula: 4/5

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Okay, so it will not give you the crazy fake lash effect, but more natural look.I like it , it’s not clumpy, goes on pretty smoothly.But with all that ”curler thing” it can get messy if you are in hurry.

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Overall:4/5 stars

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I like it!It’s fun to use.And I like the packaging.Will I repurchase it?Maybe.

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Tell me have you tried this mascara?

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MEIKING Face Mask review

I have a confession to make…I’m Aliexpress addict. It’s my favorite online store and I just love it. So today I want to talk about this face mask I got from there –MEIKING Face Mask . 

The manufacturer promises :Main effects-Natural radix lithospermi, radix sophorae flavescent extract, eliminate pimples and remove blackheads, shrink pores and reduce excretion of oil and grease, accelerate self-repair ability of skin, promote skin to gain rebirth.

My Thoughts:

Consistency:4/5

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I like it.It’s not too runny, easy to apply, lasts forEVER.The only two things I don’t like are when you first apply it will burn a little(because of the ginger in the mask) and it doesn’t dry on your skin and I don’t like it.

The quality of my skin after use: 3,5/5

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I did see that my skin looks better after using this mask.My skin and acne are not as red as they were,but…that’s it.It did not help me with my acne or blackheads at all, and for my skin, it’s too moisturizing.I need something more oil controlling.

Overall: 3,5/5 stars

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I do like it as a once/twice a month treatment, or when I have some dry patches (Usually in winter). But not for every week use. And I do think it was too pricey. Will I repurchase it? No, but I’m glad I have tried it.

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That’s it from me 

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