Leap Day Special: Pamper Day

Since we get an extra days’ worth of time this year, I think it is just right to set some of that time aside to pamper ourselves.

Even though it’s Monday, it’s nice to take some extra care and treat ourselves. That treat could be a nice, home cooked meal, an hour to kick back with a cup of coffee and a good book, or a nice walk outside. Whatever you do to treat yourself, it’s always a great idea to invest some time into taking care of your skin as well.

I like to apply a nice face mask (or two) and enjoy a good book or show while letting them work their magic. My favorite picks are still the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask for some serious exfoliating action and the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask for soothing and hydrating the skin.

I haven’t really delved into the world of sheet-masks just yet, mainly because they look scary as hell and seem kind of wasteful to me. But to curb my curiosity, I decided to pick up a pack of the Sephora-brand eye mask.


Sephora offers a multitude of different variations for every skin concern, but I went with the Rose version for some extra hydration since my eye area is perpetually dark and dry.

They were easy and pretty fun to apply and didn’t slip and slide all over my face, even if I felt like there was a good amount of remaining product in the packet that I wasn’t sure what to do with.

I left them on for a good while and they really urged me to just lay back and relax with their subtle rose scent and cooling effect. My eyes did feel nice and hydrated after taking them off, but I can’t say that there were any long-lasting effects.

So while eye masks might not become a staple in my mask routine, they are the perfect little treat for a special day like today. So make sure to enjoy and make the most of your additional 24 hours today, see you in four years! ;D


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