Well if your tired trying all the different beauty product that are out there just to throw them into a drawer in your bathroom after they made you breakout or caused sensitivity to your skin. Let me do it for you! I try all the latest beauty products out there for several days or even weeks. I then review them right here for you. Then you can buy and try them for yourself, leave a comment and share your experiences with the readers. We are all here for the same reasons. We want to look and feel BEAUTIFUL! So let find out what works and what does not with WHATS INSIDE YOUR BEAUTY BAG? HERE IS A PEEK INSIDE MINE!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

illuMask Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask

Hello Beauty Bag Followers!

I have been hard at work testing a lot of new products out there and the one I am bringing you today required a 30 day test! I received this product for free direct from the illuMask Company for testing purposes!Here is direct link to them http://www.illumask.com/anti-acne-mask/

A little background information about this illuMask is that it is FDA Cleared and has Clinically proven results to help you have acne free skin in just 15 minutes a day. It is safe enough to be sold at Wal-Mart and a link to them is here at http://www.walmart.com/ip/illuMask-Anti-Acne-Light-Therapy-Mask/32664760

I honestly was so excited to try this because I do suffer from occasional mild acne. When it hits my face its awful and it takes weeks to get it to clear up only to leave a scars then to happen to me again a month or two later. This illuMask seemed like something I could try and since its sold at Wal-Mart @ http://www.walmart.com/ip/illuMask-Anti-Acne-Light-Therapy-Mask/32664760    I was comfortable that wouldn't hurt my skin like other creams I have used that made my skin dry and worse in some cases (as in more red and inflamed). The illuMask is like something I NEVER tried before it has a Mask portion and a controller that counts down your 30 treatments (After 30 treatments your mask will no longer turn on or work). You just have to cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser (I used Simple, See my review for that from 2013) I would not use a cleanser you use for acne treatments because illuMask instructions do say mild cleanser and acne based cleansers usually contain benzoyl peroxide which by any means is not mild. I pat my face dry and then take out this mask that look a little weird but it does have eye protective glasses that also keep the mask on your face. I sit down click the button on and the Blue Light that kills acne cause bacteria turns on along with the Red Light that reduces inflammation and heals breakouts turns on as well. I sit relax for 15 minutes as it does its thing. After 15 minutes the mask turns off on its own and then I have 29 days left to go according the controller that is counting down my treatments.




After the first treatment I will be honest I ran to the mirror thinking did it do anything?! I had a pimple forming on the side of my nose that day ( I feel them before they even pop up) and I had something going on, on my chin. They were awful and painful on my chin and I knew the one on my nose would not be any better. So every morning I did my mask and after just 5 treatments the one on my nose never gave me any problems NONE it just kind disappeared and I never had to think about it again. My chin was completely CLEARED of any blemishes in  14 DAYS!!

From 30 treatments to only 3 left.

By day 20 I saw something try to break out on my cheek and the next day on day 21 by the end of the night I saw nothing again. Old acne scars started to get really light especially the ones on my chin that are problem area. I did get even one pimple on my forehead which was a miracle in itself. The true test came by day 25 when my time of the month happened. I thought that this was never going to work I always get a pimple or two I look in the mirror and NOTHING no zit not a white head not a black head NOTHING! In fact my skin is SMOOTHER than ever. I have no pain from  the awful breakout that I would get, no ugly bumps to cover up with concealer and the little red bumps that I have had on my cheeks since I can remember are GONE! My combination skin of oily at times or way to dry at other times has just become normal to the touch. After 30 day of just 15 minutes a day I no longer needed my tube of concealer or blotting papers for the oil my skin seemed to produce! The illuMask made me have clearer skin then ever!

I LOVE THE ILLUMASK & I GIVE IT A 5 $$$$$ ON THE FACT THAT IT WORKS! IT WORKS LIKE NOTHING I HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE AND I HAVE TRIED IT ALL! WHERE WAS THIS 12 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND EVEN MORE SELF CONCIOUS?!(being older yes I am wiser and have learned to cover the acne better than when I was younger but people are mean when your young and when your older and struggle with acne I know they are just thinking it girl get your acne under control your not 15 anymore I know they think this because I looked in the mirror and thought it about myself) THE ILLUMASK HAS GIVEN ME MY LIFE AND MY SELF-ESTEEM BACK TO BE ACNE FREE IS AMAZING AND JUST AWESOME! I USE LESS MAKEUP AND SOMETIMES NONE AT ALL NOW! LIGHT THERAPY FOR 30 DOLLARS IS SO WORHT IT! YOU WILL KNOW WHEN YOU TRY IT! DERMATOLOGISTS HAVE USED IT FOR DECADES IN THEIR OFFICES AND NOW YOU CAN USE IT EVERYDAY FOR 15 MINUTES A DAY AT 1 DOLLAR A TREATMENT! I MUST MENTION THAT 7 DAYS AFTER I STOPPED USING THE ILLUMASK I HAD A SMALL BREAKOUT ON MY CHIN SO I IMMEDIATELY DID REORDER THE ILLUMASK!

Visit http://www.illumask.com/anti-acne-mask/ for more information about their studies and to PURCHASE this amazing mask! It is $30.00 for the illuMask Anti-Acne Light therapy which breaks down to $1.00 per treatment. To purchase at Wal-Mart Visit their link here@ http://www.walmart.com/ip/illuMask-Anti-Acne-Light-Therapy-Mask/32664760

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They also have an anti-aging illuMask that I received from them that I will be testing out beginning in a few days and stay tuned for my finding on that.

NOTE: I RECEIVED THIS illuMask AS A FREE PRODUCT SAMPLE TO TEST AND REVIEW!

Monday, August 11, 2014

COOLA Mineral Sunscreen for Face in SPF 20

Aloha Beauty Bag Lovelies,

Summer is in full swing right now and me being me I am always on the hunt for a great sunscreen and one to protect my face is a must because fall and winter is closer than we think. I use sunscreen on face all year round and I was really drawn to the COOLA line because its green friendly, cruelty free and TSA approved for all you travelers! I got on the COOLA website searched around bought a couple of things (which are all going to be reviewed thought out the next few months) but what I had to review was there COOLA Mineral Sunscreen for the face in SPF 20 with a light natural tint and rose essence.

I got the package and used it immediately! I noticed that it seem maybe too dark but after applying it on my face it blended beautifully! It smelled wonderful! I was also pleased to see that it dried down really nicely and kept my skin moisturized! The coverage was also AMAZING I didn't need to follow up with any type of liquid foundation this covered it all. I never experienced that before with a mineral sunscreen moisturizer I was stunned to be honest with you. For a beach day that is awesome for a day a work I only set it with a little loose powder mascara on my eyes and liner! I was literally ready for work in like 6 minutes throughout the month of July while testing this COOLA mineral sunscreen for the face.

Great Sunscreen but beware of that packaging!

I do love the COOLA Mineral Sunscreen for the Face in SPF 20 but I have one negative to report in all honesty the tube it comes in super easy to pack in a beach bag or your purse but when you try to pump some out and it won't come out be warned that if you unscrew the top to let the air pressure out it will squirt out after you pump it and it will go everywhere including you nice blouse or shirt. It happened to me twice and because this is a tinted SPF moisturizer you need to get the shirt or blouse cleaned up and spot treat the stain ASAP!

I give the COOLA MINERAL SUNSCREEN FOR THE FACE IN SPF 20 A 4 $$$$ FOR ITS ABILITY TO NOT ONLY KEEP MY FACE PROTECTED FROM THE SUN WHETHER ON A BEACH OR WORK DAY BUT TO MAKE MY MAKEUP ROUTINE ALMOST NON EXISTANT! IT PROTECT AND COVERS YOUR FACE LIKE A FOUNDATION BUT IT IS 70+ CERTIFIED ORGANIC INACTIVES HELP YOU KEEP YOUR SKIN SAFE IN THE SUN & ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE. IT IS $36.00 FOR A 1.7 OUNCE TUBE & I COULD ONLY FIND IT ONLINE ON THE COOLA SUNCARE WEBSITE WHICH ISNT THAT CONVENIENT & IT WILL STAIN YOUR CLOTHES IF YOU GET ANY ON YOURSELF WHIC IS WHY I HAD TO GIVE IT A 4 $$$$ BUT OVERALL DO NOT HESITATE TO BUY AND TRY THIS BECAUSE THE BENEFITS ARE OUTSTANDING AND DO WEIGHTOUT THE ONE NEAGATIVE AND THE HIGHER COST TO BUY AND SHIP THE PRODUCT!

When asked what tinted moisturizer is in my Beauty Bag? I SAY COOLA Mineral Sunscreen for the Face in SPF 20!

For purchase you can find it @ www.coolasuncare.com also visit the store locator section because you may be a lucky one who can find it at a store near you!

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