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My Hannibal Lecter Face Mask Moment

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 1.07.28 PM.pngI love taking the time to have a serious, no bullshit, girls night in. What does that mean? It usually requires three key components: snacking, TV watching and beautifying. Preparation for snacking is easy. Just try to pretend that you don’t have your ideal snack tee’d up and ready to go for a casual Friday night. I dare ya! TV watching can prove a little more difficult. Netflix offers an abundance of options, and such an assessment is slightly daunting. Ask yourselves, chick-flick or period drama? Action film or suspense thriller? (I love a good period drama. Especially when the stars are British. *swoon, Colin Firth*)

This past Friday, two girlfriends and I did it right. We filled up on popcorn and gummies, and watched Cate Blanchett’s “Elizabeth.” To top it off, we attained the GNI trifecta, and tried our hands at a new face mask. In the past, I loved mashing up bananas and avocados and treating myself to a quasi-authentic spa treatment. Now, after having been told by my grandmother to “stop wrinkling my forehead,” I figured I needed some more serious treatment. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 1.07.34 PM.png

While strolling through the beauty aisle, I caught sight of a Dr. Jart water replenishment mask. Ideal for freshening up my dry skin! A lot of time spent in arid weather has completely depleted me of moisture. (I like the word moisture. I also hate it.) My two friends bought Dr. Jart masks for lifting and toning, and we had a blast putting them on in the bathroom. The super easy application requires

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“It rubs the lotions on its skin…” 

that your remove a film from the mask, place the mask on your face and adjust it to your face’s contours. Recommended wear time is for 20-30 minutes, and by the end of my session, I felt refreshed and tingly! (Why is it that when something burns my face I think it’s working?)

To be fair, I don’t know how to judge whether the serum and mask worked for me in the long run, but I did enjoy the experience! For one time use, this is a fun way to heal your skin. I vastly prefer it to peeling a clay mask off my face– so messy–and I’m pumped to have discovered an easy hydrating process.

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