Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay Mask

If you love face masks like I do, whether they be sheet masks, peel-off masks, clay masks, or any of the other dozens of mask options out there, this may be one you would like to add to your collection.

It is tingly, pulsating and deep cleaning. It removes impurities and debris from the skin and pores. You will notice some pinkness/redness after using, but it fades pretty fast. This is definitely a mask I would opt to use in the evenings because it is fairly intense and really does a great job pulling out all the dirt from your pores.

To use as a mask, the clay can either be mixed with apple cider vinegar or water, in equal parts.

According to the Aztec Secret website this miraculous clay works in the following way: The molecules of the clay carry a negative electron charge, and toxins that are stored in your skin (or epidermis) are positively charged. Because of this polarity, the toxins and dirt are pulled from the skin when the clay is applied. Now this may sound like rocket science or a scenario you may see on a chemistry exam, however the facts are the facts, and this stuff does what it claims.

The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay also has a variety of applications. It can be used for clay baths, acne, insect bites, foot soaks, bodywraps, as well as facials.

I have only used it as a mask so far, but based on that, I am very curious to try out the other applications as well.

The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is available on the Aztec Secret website, Amazon, and the Vitamin Shoppe for approximately $8-9.

What you get is a one pound jar of clay, which roughly translates to approximately 25-30 masks that are 100% natural, fragrance free, and free of any animal testing.

Try it for yourselves and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

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October Giveaway


Since October is one of my favorite months, I’ve decided to do a giveaway of some of my favorite things.

To enter all you have to do is:

Go to my Instagram @allthingsadoredofficial

  • Follow me
  • Like the giveaway post
  • Tag two friends who might also want to enter
  • Comment what you are planning on dressing up as for Halloween

Open to US and International participants.

Winner will be selected at random on Friday, October 13th!

Good luck!! πŸ™‚

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub

Voted one of Allure’s Readers’ Choice winners in 2016, the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrubs are definitely worth trying out; especially if you are looking to get your skin summer ready. 

The shea sugar scrubs come in several different scent combinations, including: Coconut Lime, Marula & Jasmine, Moroccan Rose, Brazilian Nut, Tropical Mango, Pomegranate Acai, Hawaiian Kukui, Passion Fruit & Guava, Lychee & Plum, and Original Shea.

I have tried the three pictured above, and would absolutely repurchase them. It is a very gentle scrub that exfoliated very well and leaves your skin feeling very soft and moisturized. 

The application is simple and self-explanatory. You just scoop out the desired amount of product into your hand and apply in a circular motion to the area of the body you want to exfoliate. The sugar disintegrates as you scrub, and moisturizes your skin. Once you’ve scrubbed enough, rinse with water. I usually use this product while I am in the shower, after I have washed with soap.

So where can you pick up these scrubs to try out for yourself, you ask. Ulta has a large selection (actually I think they carry every single version), and they often have a two for one, or buy one get the second 1/2 off deal. But for the regular price of $7.99 (18 oz.) you are still getting a great product for an inexpensive price tag. I have also seen them for sale on Amazon and at some Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.

Thanks for reading! ☺️

Muddy Body Clay Masks

If you are in the market to try a new face mask, this is the one to try! Muddy Body Clay masks are nothing short of AMAZING! 

I recently purchased the Detox Mask, and Wow! This mask made my skin feel so soft and clean. I try a lot of face masks and never before have I noticed such an immediate result. My face felt so clean and refreshed that I didn’t even want to put makeup on after using it.. And I love doing my makeup! 

The clay masks come in three different versions: Detox, Refresh, and Relax. 

The Detox mask has ingredients of activated charcoal, coconut, and cacao; with noted key benefits of drawing out toxins and bacteria, and the promotion/repair of healthy skin cells.

The Refresh mask has ingredients of cucumber, matcha, and aloe vera. Key benefits include acne prevention, and skin moisturization and nourishment.

The Relax mask has ingredients of rosehip, chamomile, and lavender. Key benefits include the restoration of skin tone and texture; and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

Thus far, I have only tried the Detox version, but based on the results I have experienced, I will definitely be trying out the other two versions of their product.

For the price tag of $23.99 for a 2 ounce jar, the Muddy Body Clay Masks are a great value. I really like that it comes in a powder form because I try a lot of different products and this enables me to mix what I’m going to use with each application, which in turn allows for me to use the product with out it going bad or drying out like other masks I have purchased in the past.

There is a bit of a learning curve on how to get the water-to-clay mixture just right, as the directions are a little arbitrary. But it is easy to figure out by your second or third mask, so you aren’t wasting any product.

DIY Lip Scrub

  

With the weird weather we’ve been having lately in Southern California, I decided to take advantage of one of the rainy days and make myself some lip scrub. 

You can find a ton of DIY recipes on Pinterest for these, varying in tastes, aromas, textures, etc. 

I opted to concoct my own recipe because I didn’t want to have a bunch of leftovers. So this recipe (below) will probably make you enough lip scrub for approximately 4-5 applications.

First let me mention that this lip scrub is completely edible, smells amazing – kind of somewhere between an Orange Dreamcicle and an Orange Julius, and it leaves your lips feeling soft and exfoliated afterwards.

The Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grapeseed oil
  • 3-4 drops of vanilla extract
  • 3-4 drops of orange extract

The Process: 

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Once you’ve got your ingredients all blended together, simply apply a small to liberal amount to your lips and rub in a circular motion for about 1-2 minutes. Afterwards either rinse off excess or lick the rest of it off your lips πŸ™‚

Substitutions can be used for the sugar, depending on how course or fine you prefer the grain to be. Some other options include brown sugar, or sugar in the raw. The cane sugar I used falls in the middle in terms of grain size.

Happy scrubbing!! πŸ™‚

If anyone tries it out, please share your experience in the comments below. Or if you have a lip scrub recipe you’d like to share please do so below as well. Thanks!