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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!


Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

The Mask to End All Masks

Monday, 18 May 2015

Amie Skincare has once again hit it out of the park. A brand based around the idea that skin sensitivity shouldn't be sacrificed for a clear complexion and works hard to ensure that all products are free from paragons, mineral oils, petrochemicals, animal extracts (except beeswax) and is also pH-balanced is the best brand for my skin. 

To start, I have sensitive, normal skin, I wasn't acne prone until a couple of months ago when I guess the breakouts I didn't have as a teenager finally caught up to me. My skin sensitivity is something I have always struggled with, using certain soaps and body washes, in certain cities yes even water can make my skin itch and when the wonderful people at Amie started contacting me and sending me some of their amazing products, my skin has been a lot better. 

Clay face masks are something I enjoy doing, they are very relaxing for me. But some of the ones I have tried, have dried my skin out and made it incredibly itchy, causing me to use hydrating masks (that I have mentioned here) after deep cleansing masks which then clog your freshly cleaned pores and chaos ensues. Until now. 

Amie's Spring Clean Deep Cleansing Mask* ($12 for 100ml) promises to purify pores, combat oiliness and blemishes while remaining skin friendly with natural extracts. Using ingredients such as natural fruit and botanical extracts, as well as peppermint to stimulate the senses, gently cleanse and reduce inflammation, french white clay to absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins without stripping natural oils, zinc-oxide as a natural anti-bacterial to clear spots and blemishes, and lime butter to tone the skin. 

I have been using this mask twice a week for a couple weeks now, and I love it. I feel like I have nothing but great things to say about this brand as a whole. The one thing I will warn against is the peppermint smell is very strong, since I like peppermint and minty things, it does not bother me, but I can see how the scent can be overwhelming for others. The mask tingles as it dries, which gives the feeling that it really is getting deep in there to clean all the dirt and oils. The first time I used this mask it did bring some blemishes I could feel coming out, forward but this is the point of the mask right? To really bring everything bad out.

Another trick I was told about is to mix in a little bit of Morning Light, Amie's moisturizer (mentioned here) in with the mask for a more gentle treatment. I do really like this trick and use it about once a week, and then the mask by itself once a week. 

Since using this mask a couple of times a week, my skin has felt so soft and fresh and wonderful. This product is going to stay in the line up for a while. 

*I was provided this product as a PR sample, I am under no obligation to give a positive review, any thoughts on this product are entirely my own. 

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