Pollution Fighting Sheetmask Review

Just tried Pacifica’s pollution fighting Sheetmask. Oh boy does it tingle my face! I had to take it off by the 15th minute mark. Not that it hurt or anything, but it tingled a little more than I liked. It was $3.99 for the sheetmask, which I guess is an ok price? After taking it off, I needed to put moisturizer over my face because it felt dry compared to the Milk masks from A’pieu. With those masks I can generally skip the moisturizer step. I know this because yesterday I tried Pacifica’s Stress Relief mask and the next morning a pimple popped up on my face. I’m assuming it’s because I didn’t put moisturizer afterward, which is why there was an over production of sebum happening. So now I have to babysit this sistic pimple and wait until it surfaces.

Update: After waking up the next morning, no additional pimples popped up. So for others who think going without moisturizer is okay after a sheetmask, think twice!  Put on some moisturizer.


New Beauty Haul

Just a few things I’m trying out from Soko Glam this month. I picked up a primer from Missha, Madecassoside cream from A’pieu, essence lotion by Simple Therapy, and some cute hair rollers. Total with discount code was $40 plus a little sample size to try British M’ s hairmask. Yay to more skincare products! Let’s see which products make it into my upcoming monthly favorites post!

Thankful to Give with Open Arms

I’m so thankful to be at a place where I can comfortably give back to my family and friends.  I love it.  I don’t feel burdened anymore and now I welcome celebrations and milestones with open arms.  It really is a great feeling when you can give freely and expect nothing in return.  Not only does it give the warm fuzzies, it adds meaning to life.

Sometimes life can feel too fast over here in the Bay Area.  Most of us are grinding away trying to keep up with the status quo and often times we forget to celebrate each other’s milestones.  I’ll admit to that.  But it’s different now.  I’m thankful to have a different perspective, but most of all, thankful that debt freedom helped me get here.


Joining a Gym Again

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It’s still surreal to me that I’m debt free.  It’s only been a solid 3 months and I feel like I’m just beginning to focus on self care.  I held off on buying things for myself because I didn’t feel ‘good enough’ probably because of debt.  Weird.  I know.  Usually people don’t care and just buy things anyway.  But after reading so many blogs on finance, I just couldn’t bring myself to buying extras like skincare or makeup.

Anyway, skincare opened up Pandora’s box for me.  It became a healing ritual.  A time to relax and a time to just pamper myself.  Well I’ve been getting used to all the pampering lately.  In fact, I’m loving it!  It got me into wearing more lipstick and putting on more eye makeup.  Obviously when I’m feeling a little extra I’ll do these things, but really, skincare got me to focus on myself at a time when others are just vying for my attention (you know just modern life whizzing on by).

I also realize I need to focus on my overall health and fitness.  Studies show how important exercise is for longevity and more importantly overall well-being.  I’ve been trying to find ways of working out from home for the past few years, and nothing beats the gym for me.  I just need to drive to a place, hop on a machine, and workout.  I don’t want to think about logistics anymore.  It’s just one less thing to think about when life is already chaotic as it is.

Hopefully this year will be the start to a healthier lifestyle and to a healthier mindset. Happy weekend folks!  I’ll just be over here studying and will probably have better blogs posts in two weeks after my test.  Cheers!

March Favorites: Food Edition

Recent food discoveries:  Who knew popchips were so good with hummus? If you don’t know now you know bae bae bae bae!  You should try these chips with hummus.  Garlic hummus to be precise.

The drink I discovered from Whole Foods in Austin.  I thought it had caffeine, but it doesn’t.  It’s supposed to give you energy.  At least I’d like to believe it does.  It has 7g of fiber, which is awesome so it’s kind of like coffee where it helps to go poop?  Just try it because it’s delicious!

Chit Chat: Already Thinking of the Next Trip

Can a girl dream?  It’s been great taking a week off from regular life that I’m already scheming for another trip.  I get jealous just thinking about the French who have 2 months of vacation a year.  I wish I could get the same perks, but again, a girl can dream right?

Just dropping in to say hello and to say that I’m still here.  Still getting back into the swing of things, and trying to get back into work mode.

It’s the end of hump day, which means we’re already near the end of the week! Looking forward to TGIF!