Makeup Wars Spa Pampering At Home

I actually don’t indulge in at home pampering treatments often. It has literally been years since I had a bath and I don’t even own any bath products. I have never even tried Lush! Shocker I know. Note I said bath. I do bathe! I just shower. I have been trying to take the time to pamper myself and I will share with you the few at home pampering treatments I am trying to make a habit of treating myself to more often.

At Home Pampering

I think probably one of my favourite spa treatments would be a pedicure. I really do not find doing at home pedicures relaxing or enjoyable though. More a chore you endure to ensure you have presentable feet. It really is necessary to have it performed by someone else to qualify as “pampering”. Hmm, maybe when my daughter gets a little older I will be able to recruit her and enjoy some relaxing, albeit messy, pedicures at home! One product that has really made a huge difference for me with keeping my feet looking pretty at home is the Two Sided Foot File by Dannyco I purchased from Any foot files I have picked up at drugstores and the like in the past have been a disappointment. Weak and ineffective. This foot file finally lives up to my expectations with salon quality effectiveness.

MaskerAide Sheet Masks ($4.99 CAD) are Canada’s answer to the Asian sheet mask craze. These masks truly blew me away. The formula and ingredients are truly impressive and they contain enough product you can indulge your decollate, arms, even your legs after as well. You can read my original review on one of my favourite of the six sheet masks, the MaskerAide Hydrating Sheet Mask Weather Warrior Review. Another great brand for affordable at home facial treatments is Montagne Jeunesse. They have various leave on, peel off, and sheet masks that are single use, individually packaged treatments ($1.99-$5.49 CAD) that are distributed by, and available at, FarleyCo Canada, as well as at various stores across Canada. You can see me wearing their Aloe Vera Fabric Mask above. Cute huh!

The ultimate at home spa pampering experience is getting a massage from my husband. Whether it’s a foot rub, or an all out full body massage, I can think of no better way to be pampered in the comfort of my own home. Our favourite massage oil is the Shunga Erotic Art Massage Oil. It feels incredible and smells amazing. I have heard of couples massage classes you can take to learn how to give each other massages. I would love to find one of these in my area to learn some proper techniques. Well who am I kidding? I selfishly want hubs to learn some proper techniques, although I am in now way complaining about his skills thus far.

I was going to try and give you information on some homemade spa treatment recipes but I didn’t like the thought of giving you ideas that I hadn’t tested yet on myself. Maybe another day!

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What’s Inside my October 2012 Topbox?

I am pretty happy with the contents of the October 2012 Topbox. Finally some colour!

The box contains:
MaskerAid Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask. I think it is awesome this product was included as I am already in love with these! Please see my review of the Weather Warrior Mask. This is a full size product with a value of $4.99. Topbox will begin selling these on their website October 22nd.

There are also tiny samples of the new Aveda Invati Shampoo and Conditioner for thinning hair. I have thinning hair and so does my sister. This product intrigues me but with tiny 10ml samples it will be hard to make any kid of judgement call on them to make deciding on a full bottle purchase any easier. The full size 200ml bottles retail for $27.
Stila Prime Pot. I am already a huge fan of using MAC Paint Pots and other cream shadows as a base under my eyeshadow so I look forward to trying out the sample of this. The sample pot provided is one half the size of the retail version which sells for $26.

The other Stila sample is a cardboard sampler of all of the shades in their In The Garden Eyeshadow Palette. I think it is pretty cool and a great way to give the shades a try before purchasing the palette that retails for $50. Love seeing more colour products in this month’s Topbox!
What do you think? Worth the price? I am very happy with this box but I just couldn’t justify the expense anymore and felt the $10 a month could have been spent better elsewhere. But, I’ll be honest, I’m regretting having cancelled before receiving this just a bit. It is a good one!

MaskerAide Hydrating Sheet Mask Weather Warrior Review

Have you tried a sheet mask yet? They are all the rage in Asia and like BB Creams are starting to make more of an appearance in North America. MaskerAide is a Canadian brand that is bringing Sheet Masks to Canadians in a fun and effective way. The lineup consists of six hydrating facial sheet masks.
There are three cream based masks (Beauty Rest’ore, I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, and Weather Warrior), and three clear serum based masks (All Nighter, Detox Diva, and Pre Party Prep). I decided to try the Weather Warrior sheet mask first as my skin was irritated and peeling from beginning a new retinol treatment and it is formulated to calm, soothe, and heal stressed out skin.

Whether you’ve spent the day baking on the beach or skiing down the slopes, your skin has taken a beating. Exposure to damaging elements such as harmful UV rays, wind and extreme cold can leave your skin dry, flaky and screaming SOS! Caring for and moisturizing your skin after exposure to the elements is essential. Apply our WEATHER WARRIOR mask with Aloe, Green Tea, Witch Hazel and Argan Oil to help soothe, calm and heal your skin allowing it to breathe a sigh of relief.

I was really happy with the experience of pampering myself with the MaskerAide Weather Warrior Sheet Mask ($4.99 CAD). It felt cool and refreshing on my skin and left it feeling hydrated, plump, and radiant. They are also very generous with the product. There was lots of extra cream in the packet for me to apply to my neck and decolete and after taking the facial mask off I actually rubbed it on my arms and legs to make the most of lovely cream. I can’t wait to try out the other cream and serum based facial sheet masks from MaskerAide. I will keep you posted! How about you? Have you ever tried a sheet mask?
You can purchase the MaskerAide Facial Sheet Masks online at the MaskerAide online store.