10 Best Face Masks

My Friday Night Plans Include Getting Absolutely Sheet-Faced, I Totally Recommend It

Peel like a pro.

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Okay, so if you follow me on my Instagram or Snapchat you would know that I'm a self-care aficionado. I'm always peeling like a PRO, sis! Basically, three days out of my week, I put on my Lush head wrap and do a little more than my average skincare routine and I always get questions regarding my masks when I post them.

So I thought I'd share a bunch of my favorite masks and if it's helpful, who knows, I might write about my skincare routine or even hair products. A little note is that I have oily skin and I use this in combination with a routine, tons of water, and hair, skin, and nails supplements. So what works for me may not work for you, but this is what I use!

1. Lush Cosmetics: Cupcake fresh face mask

Cupcake is great for oily skin as it keeps oil under control while not leaving your skin dry! It also literally smells like a chocolate bar.

2. Lush Cosmetics: Cosmetic Warrior fresh face mask

Cosmetic Warrior surely lives up to it's name. I used to wear makeup everyday (I KNOW, I KNOW, REALLY BAD) but this literally saved my skin.

3. Lush Cosmetics: Mask of Magnaminty

Lush Cosmetics has truly hit it out of the park with this mask. Mask of Magnaminty draws out impurities while leaving your skin minty fresh.

4.  TONYMOLY: I'm Charcoal mask sheet

TONYMOLY I'm Charcoal sheet mask is a staple that I always pick up at Urban Outfitters. My friends also recommend the coconut or green tea ones!

5. Feeling Beautiful: Cucumber Facial peel-off mask

The Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Facial peel-off mask has been a face mask as long as I can remember. It was the first one I ever used and remains the holy grail of OG face masks.

6. Formula 10.0.6: Get Your Glow On mask

The Formula 10.0.6 Get Your Glow On mask literally smells like a Blue Hawaiian and it has tons of papaya and citrus to leave your skin looking radiant and fresh. This is recently my go-to.

7. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Facial Treatment

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I usually mix the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Facial Treatment with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. For me it doubles as an exfoliation treatment. However, its' pretty strong and even abrasive so be careful if your skin is super sensitive.

8. The Creme Shop: 2-in-1 Fusion Black Charcoal and Almond sheet mask

The Creme Shop 2-in-1 Fusion Black Charcoal and Almond sheet mask is a super calming mask that is great for bubble baths!

9. Oh K!: Chok Chok Smoothing under eye mask

The Oh K! Chok Chok Smoothing under eye mask actually works! This was so shocking because I normally don't believe in under eye masks because I have puffy dark under eyes due to lack of sleep and I only use one product. Spoiler alert: it's the Midnight Recovery Eye, which is my savior. However, I'm so glad I get to add this to my set of eye products.

10. Kiehl's: Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance mask

Speaking of Kiehl's, this turmeric and cranberry mask will even out your complexion and get rid of any scarring!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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11 Things All Beauty Wannabes Think Watching A Makeup Tutorial

I thought baking was for food only.

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Even though I don't wear much makeup on a day-to-day basis, I can appreciate it as an art. I watch James Charles, Jeffree Star, and the like on YouTube pretty frequently, and I am continually blown away at how they use products to highlight their best features, create designs, and transform their face. As much as I'd like to be able to, I don't think I will ever have those skills.

Here are some of the thoughts that run through my mind while watching a makeup tutorial.

1. "This MUA has so many makeup products I don't know how they keep track of it all."

At least for the YouTubers I watch, they have beauty or makeup rooms that have drawers, shelves, and tables filled with every makeup product from every brand. I don't know how they keep track of it all and decide which products to use for that particular look.

2. "They have such nice skin the foundation doesn't even seem necessary."

Practically every MUA video starts off with the MUA complaining about their acne breakouts, even though their skin looks absolutely flawless. Sure, the foundation makes their face look better, but it also seems like a waste to cover up naturally good skin.

3. "How do you match your foundation shade?"

It seems like an impossible feat, but even the MUAs struggle too. James Charles made a video about this after receiving comments about his foundation always being too orange.

4. "The highlight just makes their face look sweaty."

Yeah it looks cool, yeah it's a pop of fun, but I will always contend that overall, it just looks like sparkly sweat.

5. "What does the 'baking' step even do?"

You apply this white powder to your face, let it sit while you do other parts of the makeup routine, then brush it all off. What does it do while it's just sitting there? Plus, to me, their face doesn't even look that different in the before and after.

6. "With all the palettes and all the colors, how do they decide which shades to use?"

Between all the palettes of eyeshadow, they certainly have dozens, if not hundreds, of purple shades. Likely many of them are about the same hue too. So how do they decide which purple shade is best for the look?

7. "That has to be the most perfect winged eyeliner I've ever seen."

And they got it on the first try.

8. "They were able to make the other eye to match."

Between the eyeshadow and eyeliner, it's a mirror image.

9. "False eyelashes look scary but also really pretty."

I'm not personally a fan of the really big falsies, but I have to admit that they look better than natural eyelashes. It's just the gluing something to your eyeball part that makes me never want to try it.

10. "Wow, the lipstick just really brings the look together."

It's always the last step, so it's not until this point that they say "the look is complete."

11. "Even if I'd put in a lot of effort, I don't think I could ever replicate this look."

The whole point of a tutorial is so the audience can try it at home, but it will never truly look the same.

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