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Applying Face Masks – I’ve Been Doing It Wrong

Have you ever tried something different after doing it one for years? Maybe even decades? Then after trying the new way of doing it, you realize that  you’ve pretty much being doing it wrong the whole time. All that time you thought you were excelling at that aspect of life only to realize you were half-stepping. Well, that’s how I felt when I started applying face masks with face brushes and skin spatulas.

Applying Face Masks with Brushes | STAINED COUTURE

When getting professional facial or skin treatment, it’s common for the aesthetician to apply all their fancy creams and concoctions with different applicators. However, I never thought to do the same at home. Instead, I’ve been using my God-given fingers to dig out masks and slather them on my face like an animal. However, since I’ve started to use face brushes to apply my face masks, I can’t picture myself ever going back.

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IOTW: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask

IOTW: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask | STAINED COUTURE

As usual, I’ve been obsessing over skincare products. However, now that the weather is sizzling, my oily skin and enlarged pores have been getting all of my attention. Since I’ve been taking better care of my skin by trying to eat better and drinking more water, my skin is looking pretty good. Unfortunately, all the freshest veggies and gallons of water can’t hide the fact that I have large pores. FYI, you can’t permanently make your large pores smaller. Through different products and treatments, you can minimize their appearance. One product that recently ran across and fell in love with is Vichy Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask. Interested in learning why this mask is worthy to be this week’s Item of The Week and/or you’re looking for a mask for oily skin? Well, keep reading!

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Using Multiple Face Washes: A Thesis

Last week, the BF got mad curious while looking in my medicine. The curiosity didn’t stem from seeing any questionable medications or the abundance of products perfectly crammed on each shelf. Instead, he was confused as to why I had so many different face washes since I only had “one face”. Of course, my first reaction was to roll my eyes while mumbling “men”, but I then followed it with a thorough breakdown of why I needed each one. In the end, we reached an understanding. Also, I found my speech for justifying my multiple face washes, in case anyone else wants to question my need having more face washes than I have excuses for avoiding the gym.

Using Multiple Face Washes | STAINED COUTURE

Before you proceed, please note these aren’t all my cleanser/face washes. Trust me when I say I have multiple face washes – I have multiple. However, these are just the ones that I’ve been reaching for the most over the past couple of months.

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Face Masks Everyday for A Week

Occasionally, I get on a spell of constantly buying an item in different formulas, colors, and/or sizes. The latest victim of this spell was face masks and I have collected so many face masks over the past couple of weeks. I had so many various formulas that I could’ve spread them all over my bed and roll around in the. However, instead of that obvious bad idea, I wondered decided that I would treat myself and skin to face masks everyday. At the time, it sounded like the best idea, challenge, and #goal all wrapped up in one. Plus, I had countless jars, bottles, and packets of masks that I could use for this experiment of living my life to the fullest.

Face Masks Everyday | STAINED COUTURE

Before I entered into this luxurious sounding adventure, I made sure to simplify my skincare routine and made sure to stick to only face masks that I’ve either used before or from a brand that I trust. No new friends, indeed. Keep reading to see all of the masks and sheet masks that I slide over my face everyday for a week.

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