Beauty: The Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

Okay first beauty product review for my blog and I am just completely blown away by this product. I first heard about this beauty product from another beauty blogger named Michelle Phan. And I did not realise how in demand this product was until I was actually looking for it. I got mine while I was vacationing 600 kilometres away from my hometown. Could you imagine how crazy that was? I almost gave up but when I randomly visited a branch while in Baguio it was there.

Skin Food has been known to incorporate the nutritional value of food to beauty products so you know its good for you. The Black Sugar Mask Wash Off is exactly what the product name is you just put in your freshly cleansed face avoiding the lip and eye area and let it stay for 10-15 minutes before washing with warm water.

The mask looks like pasty sugar granules with vitamins, minerals and other good stuff for your skin. If you have super sensitive skin you can add a little bit of water or toner to soften the granules when it hits your skin.

Skin Food Black Sugar Mask

Black Sugar Mask on Skin

Its best to wash it with warm water cause I feel like it helps to remove the stickiness and just fully completes the process. I love how it leaves my face feeling really soft and I believe it whitens it too because of the exfoliating factor of the scrub.

I use it twice a week during my night time face rituals I sneak it in there after cleansing or before a bath. Another good thing about this product is that its so easy and convenient to use and the pay off is instant. One thing I noticed though is that my skin tends to be dry after use so you should proceed with your other skin routine afterwards. My skin also became oilier after a couple of days using but that might be from the anti- aging qualities of the product which tends to moisturise the skin. And now I think this is where the other varieties of the product come to play as there is a Strawberry and Honey versions which I have not tried but adding those ingredients to the mix will definitely have something beneficial for your skin. I remember asking one of the sales ladies about the difference of the strawberry from the original one and she said the strawberry works well for oilier skin types and the original one is goof for anti aging.

So I hope that this review helped and I have been using this product once or twice a week for 6 months and I truly notice that the kin on my face has tightened and people are noticing it too. The price is not too expensive and it works but it might take a while to find this product but just be patient cause it is worth it!

You can buy this product by going to this affiliate link: Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash Off 100g/Made in Korea

DISCLAIMER: I paid for this product personally for personal use and wanted to share my experience with everyone by using this product.

Pink Notes: I’m NOT Perfect

I was privileged enough to be a part of a campaign initiated by my good friend Tammy from The Life of the Live.Love.Laugh Girl called #ImNotPerfect a declaration of embracing imperfection and this could not come in a perfect time. I think that every one has their moments of not feeling pretty enough, not being confident enough, or simply just not doing enough… sad to say nothing is ever enough for anyone.

I cannot help but be critical of myself and let us face it there is always a lot of room for self doubt when you have a low self esteem. They just creep right in and before you know it, it eats you up from the inside. I have been a countless victim of this scenario over and over. I know you should give yourself more credit, you can do it but the truth is it is easier said than done.

I just think that people need that release, that opportunity and chance to acknowledge their imperfections and hardships. It does not make them less of a person for doing so. We are allowed to commit mistakes but the important thing is we learn from it and eventually overcome it. We all deal with it differently and we want to acknowledge our imperfections and sometimes that is all it takes to be able to move forward and get on with our lives.

So here I am declaring my imperfections

I'm NOT Perfect

I’m NOT Perfect

Thank you so much Tammy for such an empowering and therapeutic project. It was such a pleasure to do this project and you made me write again. Cheers to you and to the rest of the lovely lot who has supported this cause.

Pink Notes: Poem Up and Write On

I know you have been seeing some #poemup hashtags and AVI around Twitterdom today and to be honest this started out from a casual conversation with Mr. Blake and it evolved into something bigger an idea which I think has a great and positive message.

#poemup encourages everyone to write may it be in a form of a poem, essay, short story, fan fiction, letter anything as long as it gets you to write. 

A lot of people take for granted the power of words. It is a great form of release and expression. It stimulates creativity and it is therapeutic. Poetry also has a positive effect on people as we can see with our community on Twitter. We get to interact, share our thoughts and support one another.

I am very fortunate enough to have come across these three ESTEEMED POETS and their words made such a difference in my life. Once in a while I get to talk to them and they have always encouraged me to write. And they do this also for others. So with their help we are doing #poemup.

Its really simple all you have to do is every time you tweet about poems or writings just add the hashtag #poemup and well if you can reblog or share about the initiative then that would be good as well. As long as we get to spread the word, create awareness and encouragement.

The AVIs are additional ways to spread the word and if you want one I’d be more than willing to assist you with it.

To Darwin, Deidre and Beth thank you for your time and help. This is nothing without you guys and you are such an inspiration and I think I say that in behalf of everyone who reads your wonderful prose.

So let’s start to #poemup and write!

Love Lots,

Joan Gillen