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Battle of the Bubbles Week Week 6

This week’s selection is  Holler And Glow Stone Coal Sober Foaming Charcoal Mask. I picked this up at Target when scouting for more masks for this challenge. I have no previous experiences with this brand. I, also, did not select this mask for the challenge this week. My husband asked to pick and he selected this one because he liked the name. You can purchase this at Target for $2.99. This mask is easy on the pocketbook but how well does it work? Check out this post to find out which mask wins this weeks battle and don’t forget to follow the steps at the end of this post for a chance to win an at-home facial gift box.

Holler and Glow Stone Coal Sober
Foaming Charcoal Mask

The Basics:

  • Ease of use: Easy
  • Price: Low
  • Packaging: Appealing
  • Smell: Low
  • Reactions: Mild

The Breakdown:

This mask was very easy to use. Massage package to activate contents and apply to clean face. Easy peasy. Upon opening the package I noticed a mild but pleasant odor, so that was a plus for me. The directions state it can be used for anywhere from 15-20 minutes but I like to go no longer than 15. I applied the mask and sat back. I felt a very mild bubble tingle about 90 seconds in and over the course of the 15 minutes this tingle came and went but in a very mild way. Honestly, my face felt more “minty” than “tingly” during the entire mask time. It wasn’t a bad feeling, just different. Like a cold breeze was continually blowing over my wet face. I can’t say I hated it….it was actually a pleasant feeling. But I really missed my bubble tingle. At the conclusion of the mask, I observed the mask and there were visible bubbles but they were subtle and didn’t cover the entire mask. I removed the mask and wiped the excess residue with a tissue, per the directions. My face felt really clean and refreshed….for about 15 minutes. Then it began to feel sticky…and refreshed. It was an odd combination. My skin felt good until I moved my face muscles then it felt like I had a tightening mask in place. I didn’t like that. As the remainder of the day progressed, the tight feeling went away just leaving my face feeling clean but not spectacular. On the plus side, there were no rashes, bumps, or acne breakouts from the mask.

GlamGlow wins this round. Holler and Glow wins points for smell, price, packaging, clean feeling, no reactions (other than the sticky feeling) and wintering effect that I enjoyed during the mask time. I was not a fan of the sticky feeling after the mask was removed and the fact that I can only find this mask at one place. I would rate this mask 4 stars though and would use it again, especially in a pinch. While doing my research, I found other products by this brand that I am looking forward to trying as well. Don’t discount this mask. I recommend anyone who likes sheet masks give it a try!

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Battle of the Bubbles Week 5

This week I selected  Yes to Tomatoes Anti-Pollution Detoxifying Charcoal Bubbling Paper Mask. I picked this up at Ulta during a sale because the red and gray colors caught my eye….repeatedly. I have no previous experiences with this brand. You can purchase this at Ulta for $2.59, Walgreens Box of 10 for $16.99, Walmart for $2.38, CVS for $4.39, Amazon for $4.99, and Riteaid for $3.99. There are probably 15 other stores this is carried in so the ease in finding this outstanding. This mask is very pocket book friendly and I really like that I can locate it practically anywhere I go. But how well does it work? Check out this post to find out which mask wins this weeks battle and don’t forget to follow the steps at the end of this post for a chance to win an at-home facial gift box.

Yes to Tomatoes Anti-Pollution Detoxifying Charcoal Bubbling Paper Mask

The Basics:

  • Ease of use: Easy
  • Price: Low
  • Packaging: Eye-Catching
  • Smell: Low
  • Reactions: None

The Breakdown:

I will be honest, I’m a skincare snob and the older I get, the worse I get. I’m not expecting much from this mask because the price is so low and it’s everywhere. It can’t possibly be better than GlamGlow, right? It’s pretty simple to use. Open packet, put on clean, dry face for 15 minutes, then remove and rinse. No muss, no fuss. Upon opening the package I received my first surprise. This mask smelled amazing! Natural, clean, and mild and I found this subtle scent appealing. I placed the mask on and laid back to let the magic happen. Within 20 seconds the “bubble-tingle” took place. From then on out….pure tingle. I could feel the magic happening on my face. It was AMAZING! After my 15 minutes of bubbling goodness, I got up to see the results and the entire mask was covered in white bubbles. There was hardly any black mask visible anywhere. I loved that. I removed and rinsed and did my pat dry and went about my business. After experiencing my last bubble mask and the reaction I had, I was very nervous about this but I should not have been. My face felt clean, refreshed, and smooth the rest of the evening. The next morning…no rash, breakouts, greasiness, oiliness….nothing! Just clean and soft skin that practically glowed. Now, this was also a sensitive time of the month so I was anticipating a breakout or two over the course of the week. Nope. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Are you kidding me? Not only did I have no reactions, I also had no monthly breakout. Even with my most diligent skincare routine, I’ve never been able to avoid at least one or two blemishes when my hormones go berserk. This time, nothing THE ENTIRE WEEK. This mask was unreal!

Yes to Tomatoes wins this round! The packaging was eye-catching, it is very affordably priced, it’s easy to locate practically anywhere I go, it was easy to use, there was a mild and appealing smell, the super bubble-tingle, the visible bubbles on the mask, the clean and refreshed skin, no skin rashes or breakouts, and it seems to control my acne at a time of the month that should have been unheard of pushed this mask to the top of the list of products I will purchase for regular use. GlamGlow will remain a staple but Yes To has an awesome mask that I recommend anyone with a regular beauty regimen tries. I will be running by to Ulta to grab as many products by this brand that I can to see what other magic they can create in my skincare routine (I’ll be sure to tell you all about them too)!

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Battle of the Bubbles Week 4

This week I selected Beyond Belief Bubble Mask. I picked this up at Sally Beauty Supply one Saturday when I was just browsing. I have no previous experiences with this brand. You can purchase this at Sally Beauty for $2.99. This mask is very pocket book friendly but how well does it work? Check out this post to find out which mask wins this weeks battle and don’t forget to follow the steps at the end of this post for a chance to win an at-home facial gift box.

Beyond Belief Bubble Mask

The Basics:

  • Ease of use: Easy
  • Price: Low
  • Packaging: Basic
  • Smell: Medium
  • Reactions: Numerous

The Breakdown:

I was killing time one morning and decided to pop into my local Sally Beauty and see what type of beauty supplies they had that were new to me. I found the Beyond Belief Bubble Mask and thought it would be a good addition to the bubble challenge. I had quite a difficult time finding information online and on social media for this brand, but that’s ok. It was pretty straight forward to use this product….apply to clean, dry face for 15 minutes then remove and rinse. Upon opening the package, my nose was assaulted by the smell….very medicinal. I didn’t like it at all. Thankfully, the smell became less obnoxious once it was on my face, although it did not dissipate completely . I applied and sat back and let it work it’s magic. Sixty seconds in, I felt the bubbly tingle. For the entire 15 minutes the bubble tingle came and went, varying in intensity every few minutes. I loved all the tingling this mask provided! Once removed, I rinsed by face and did a dry pat. I then went about my business, noting the way my face felt. For the first hour, my face felt nice and clean. It was great. But after that, things took a turn. My face became greasy. Not moisturized, not slightly shiny….greasy. It was not pleasant. For the rest of the evening, my face didn’t feel so hot. I went to bed fighting the urge to wash my face to get rid of the feeling. I wish I had followed the impulse. I woke up the next morning with bumps all along my chin area and my jaw line. I did research online and called my dermatologist and it appeared I was having some type of reaction. Normally I would do a second attempt since I got an unfavorable result but this wasn’t acne, it was a physical reaction to this mask. It took about 4 days for the bumps to disappear from my chin and jaw line.

GlamGlow does win this round. I don’t think it’s Beyond Belief’s Bubble Mask fault I have sensitive skin that reacted poorly to this mask. That being said, the greasy feeling of my face, the medicinal smell, and the lack of my face feeling clean and refreshed after the first hour took off significant points.

For a chance to win an awesome at-home facial kit, which will now feature all products used during the Battle of the Bubbles:

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Battle of the Bubbles Week 1

This week I selected Dr. Jart+ Porecting Solution Bubbling Charcoal Sheet Mask. I read some pretty good reviews about this mask and while it’s a little pricey, I decided to give it a try for the first week. You can purchase this at Sephora for $9. Don’t forget to follow the steps at the end of this post for a chance to win an at-home facial gift bag which is getting fuller by the day!

The basics:

  • Ease of use: Easy
  • Price: High
  • Packaging: Simple
  • Smell: Medium
  • Reactions: Mild

Breakdown:

This was very easy to use. Simply wash and tone your face then put the mask on. The recommendation is 10-20 minutes so I did 15. The smell was medicinal, which I’m not a fan of and, because I’m a hot mess, I inhaled some product up my nose and it caused me to sneeze repeatedly. It took about 5 minutes before I felt the familiar “bubble tingle” that I love however, it was only a mild tingle. Where GlamGlow’s mask makes my face feel like it’s in a bubbling tingle factory, Dr.Jart+ was very subtle. This sensation came and went during the last 10 minutes. Upon visual inspection at removal there were absolutely no bubbles visible (Glamglow’s turn the black mask white). Per the directions I massaged the remaining residue from the mask into my skin and went about my business. My skin felt slightly sticky for 2 hours after the mask and was extremely shiny. So shiny by husband asked me what I had on my face. While Glamglow’s makes my skin feel super soft and clean after use, Dr.Jart+ made me want to wash my face to remove the extra product (I didn’t). Dr. Jart+ had some pretty significant advantages though. It caused no breakouts (huge points) and while my face looked shiny and felt sticky after use, the next morning it was GLOWING! My complexion was clean and soft and there was no redness or stickiness. I was impressed.

Bottom line, I would rate this product 4.5 out of 5 stars. I took points off for the smell, lack of oxygenating bubble tingle (I want to feel like I’m getting a spa treatment during my weekly facial because it enhances my experience), and stickiness. It got huge points for not causing me to breakout, not drying out my skin, not making my skin oily, and the visible results the next morning. So while it’s not an in-your-face immediate result it’s definitely worth the results the following day. I would purchase this product again and I’m actually going to check out a few more of their products, particularly their DerMask Micro Jet Clearing Solution, Focuspot Blemish Micro Tip Patch, and numerous items in the Cicapair Line.

This weeks winner: GlamGlow….but it was very close!

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Battle of the Bubbles

I’m obsessed with GlamGlow’s Bubblesheet Face Mask. It’s an oxygenating deep clean mask that makes my skin feel soft, fresh, and recharged for days after I use it. Best of all, it doesn’t break out my skin as some masks can do. And it only takes 3 MINUTES!!!! I can’t rave enough about it. But, it’s a little pricey and I use one of those suckers every Sunday. I’ve noticed different brands have similar masks so I’m trying them all out over the next 11 weeks. Yes! 11 masks in total and I’ll let you know every Monday how each one compares. At the end of this battle, I’ll be giving away an at-home facial gift bag which will include the winning Bubble Face Mask. In the meantime, check out these beauties to see all the fabulous masks I will be comparing.

Are you as excited as I am? I hope so! For a chance to win an awesome at-home facial bag, all you need to do is:

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