Weight Loss Update (August 8)

I’m not even going to pretend anymore—I just cannot call this a weekly weigh-in when my last update was four months ago haha. I have been wanting to get this all out for a while now so I’m happy I had a few minutes to do so today, if only for myself.

Weight Log
Starting Weight: 237 lbs
Previous Check-in: 192 lbs (April 8)
Current Weight: 181.5 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 55.5 lbs

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Midnight Hour Beauty: Sloth, Greed, and the Art of Misdirection

Midnight Hour Beauty: Sloth, Greed, and the Art of Misdirection
I absolutely love being introduced to new brands, and when they are made in Canada it’s even better. Midnight Hour Beauty is a Canadian indie brand owned by fellow blogger Sarah who has recently re-opened her shop and is developing some beautiful new products that I am excited to share with you today!

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The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

the body shop british rose fresh plumping maskI love face masks, I love The Body Shop, and I love the smell of roses… so I had no doubt I would love their new British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask.

Grow your glow with our British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. Inspired by the European bathing rituals, our 100% vegan refreshing gel face mask is infused with real rose petals, rose essence, rosehip oil and organic Community Trade aloe vera. Reveal skin that’s replenished with moisture and visibly smooth with a youthful dewy appearance. Perfect used with our Facial Mask Brush, it makes for the most beautiful facial at home experience.

• 100% vegan
• Formulated without parabens, paraffins, silicones or mineral oils
• Refreshing gel face mask
• For skin that needs to be quenched and re-plumped with moisture to reveal its dewy glow again
• Moisturises, soothes and tones skin
• Infused with real rose petals, rose essence from Britain, rosehip oil from Chile and organic Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico

A year or so ago I tried a sample of the Rose Face Mask by Fresh and really liked it, but the $75/100ml price tag was just too much for me. The British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is a lot more affordable at $28.00/75ml.

This mask can be used daily (I use it Monday/Wednesday/Friday), and you wear it for 5-10 minutes. I like to apply it with my MAC 190 foundation brush, but The Body Shop also sells a less expensive Facial Mask Brush. You can apply this with your fingers as well, but I find applying with a brush makes it feel more spa-like and luxurious.

Now, if you are scent-sensitive, or don’t like the smell of roses, you will want to skip this. Roses fill the room as soon as I open the jar. Once it’s on my face it’s a delicate scent, and it fades (or I just don’t notice it) by the time I take it off 10 minutes later. It is a gel mask so it has a wonderful cooling sensation as I apply it, it’s easy to rinse off, and my skin feels extremely soft and hydrated after washing it off.

Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-32, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Disodium EDTA, Rose Extract, Benzyl Salicylate, Menthoxypropanediol, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 14700/Red 4.

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