Feel Beauty Brand :: This.Is.Feel Face Mask Review & GIVEAWAY

Hello there, pals! How's it going? I hope that your week has been the perfect balance of productivity and relaxation :) 

I'm so excited to be sharing today's blog post with all of you! I teamed up with Feel Beauty, or This.Is.Feel, to review their Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask. Before I get into what I thought of the sheet masks...

I first want to comment on how much I love what Feel Beauty stands for. 

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"On the surface, Feel is a beauty brand. But our purpose is something entirely different: We want to turn your daily beauty ritual into something that feels good physically and emotionally."
"In that vein, Feel is leading the charge to help you feel better, tuning into your emotions and creating an effortless space where you can turn your beauty practices into the most powerful emotional anchor of your life." 

I absolutely love these quotes from Feel's "About" page. I think that within our busy lives, people are truly looking for ways to feel good (you know, unwind, relax, etc.), and to be able to do that within your beauty routine is pretty dang awesome! Since I just started my full time job recently, I found myself feeling like I was constantly on the go. BUT setting aside that one night a week to pamper myself a bit really helped me to slow down, and Feel's Brilliant Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask has become a big part of that!

So, let me tell you a bit about the facial masks.

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The Brilliant Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Masks come in a pack of four, one for each week of the month and will cost you $28 (making each mask $7 which is pretty standard for sheet masks). The mask itself is a very dark green color (it's safe to say I scared my family a few times while wearing them LOL), and it does stay on your face quite easily. Since it is a sheet mask, I find that it forces me to sit down, pause, and relax during the thirty minutes I have it on (it's kind of hard to move around too much with a sheet mask on your face). I'll usually read a book while I have the mask on, or paint my nails while watching a show on Netflix. 

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I absolutely love the NATURAL ingredients Feel uses in these sheet masks. To name a few: bamboo (what actually makes up the sheet masks), charcoal (to draw out impurities), hyaluronic acid (secures moisture and creates fullness), jojoba seed oil (contains vitamins E and B), shea butter, trehalose (a natural plant sugar with amazing hydration abilities), lavendar (makes your skin brighter), kelp & apple (anti-aging), amongst other natural ingredients! I mean, there's nothing better than knowing your putting natural, good-for-you ingredients on your face. Right? Right. 

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Okay, on to what I thought about the effects the masks had on my skin... 

To be completely honest, I kind of had low expectations. I usually can't really see a difference with sheet masks I've used in the past, so I figured this mask would be no different. Well guess what? I was wrong. I struggle with acne and redness around my chin and nose, and I noticed SUCH a difference after using these masks. The masks really seemed to calm down some of my redness and made a HUGE difference in my breakouts. I also noticed that my skin felt so much more hydrated after using the masks - big win in the winter time! Bottom line, these masks just made me feel good, and I'll definitely be ordering them again. 

One of YOU will receive a pack of FOUR facial masks!

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Since Feel Beauty is so generous and since I loved the masks so much, we're hosting a GIVEAWAY so one of you can win a pack of FOUR sheet masks to try out yourself! To enter the giveaway, you'll have to head over to my Instagram page (username is joyfullyjenna). Find the original post of the masks and follow the giveaway directions! I'm SO excited for one of you to get to try these magical masks!!! 

May the odds be ever in your favor ;P

 

*Feel Beauty sent me their Brilliant Bamboo Facial Sheet Masks in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed within my blog post are my own. I would never support a brand or product that I didn't truly believe in! 

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites #16

Hi there, friends! Happy Friday! I hope that you have some fun plans on your weekend agenda. It's felt a little crazy around here this week. You know those weeks where it feels like you just cannot get caught up no matter how hard you try? Yeah, I've had one of those! I'm really hoping to take this weekend to just catch up on things, including some recipe testing and fun projects for you guys! So, besides bridesmaid dress shopping on Sunday afternoon with my sister for her wedding (yay!!!) I'll be chipping away at some blog posts and other miscellaneous things. 

Before I sign off for the weekend I'm stopping by with my usual round-up of the things that made me smile this week. As usual, I'd love to hear what you've been loving. Let me know in the comments!

1. Target's Dollar Spot: Christmas Edition

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Oh man, guys, we're in trouble. Target's Dollar Spot has done it yet again. They now have Christmas gift bags, wrapping paper, gift tags, and everything that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside stocked and ready to jump into your shopping cart. ALL FOR ONE DOLLAR. It took everything in me to not grab about ten of everything. If you haven't been to Target recently and love hopping on the Christmas train early like I do - go!!! 

2. Nutrition/Beauty YouTube Channel

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Excuse the not-so-pretty screenshot from my phone, but I've been following Becca's YouTube channel for awhile now, and I always love her videos! Becca's a Registered Dietitian and shares nutrition information on her channel, like how to choose the healthiest granola bars and different healthy dinner ideas! She also posts make-up and skincare videos every so often which I love! Definitely check her out!

3. HIIT & Ab Workout

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Have you guys ever done a workout from Tone It Up's YouTube channel? If not, you're missing out! Karena and Katrina's workouts are awesome. I mean...look at them! They must be doing something right. Their workouts are relatively short, but you'll quickly work up a sweat while doing one! This HIIT and Ab workout is calling your name for a quick weekend workout. Give it a try!

4. Love Your Melon Winter Hats

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I follow Love Your Melon on Instagram and they recently just came out with their new line of winter hats, and man, they're adorable! One of these will be going right to the top of my Christmas list. The best part? During the holiday season Love Your Melon donates 50% of their proceeds of each hat to nonprofit partners to help fight pediatric cancer. It's a feel good kinda gift, friends. 

5. Hallmark Channel's Christmas Movies

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Okay, I may or may not be a little, teensy, tiny bit embarrassed that this made it to my Friday Favorites. To be completely honest, I totally used to make fun of Hallmark's cheesy-everything-works-out holiday movies. BUT, I've had a change of heart. You know, sometimes it's just nice to watch a movie that's uber cheesy and has everything work out just the way it's supposed to in the end. If you were nodding your head when I was talking about jumping on the Christmas chain early, turn on the Hallmark channel at some point this weekend. I bet you'll end up changing your mind just like me (if you don't already love it)! 

Alright friends, that's what I've been loving this week! I'd love to hear what you've been loving. Let me know in the comments. 

Happy Weekend! Keep up with me this weekend by following me on Instagram (username: joyfullyjenna)

Friday Favorites #13

Happy Friday! I hope that you all have some great plans lined up for this weekend. My good friend Taylor is in town this weekend with her new puppy so I'm going to meet up with her on Saturday night. I can't wait to catch up with her and also meet her cute puppy named Kona! On Sunday I'll be headed to the JDRF walk that I blogged about a few weeks ago. If you haven't gotten a chance to donate to Marco's team Beat the Beetus and would like to, click HERE. Your donation goes towards research for Type 1 Diabetes and is greatly appreciated. No amount is too small!

As usual, I'm sharing my favorites of the week. I'd love to hear what you've been loving this week, too! Share your favorites in the comments :)

1. The Dog House

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As I mentioned on Wednesday, Lola had some testing to get done at the eye doctor to see if she is a candidate for surgery. The testing takes about an hour, so we were told to drop her off around 11:30AM and then come back to get her. My dad and I decided to grab some lunch during that time, and it just so happens that Lola's eye doctor is right by The Dog House. My mom's dad and his brothers opened up a few restaurants around the local area, one of them being The Dog House. If you live in Delaware and you aren't familiar with The Dog House, I'm sure you know The Charcoal Pit, which my grandfather and his brothers also opened. My grandfather passed before I was born, and his brothers have also passed, so they no longer own the restaurants, but we still love to go now and then. I've been to The Charcoal Pit more times than I can count, but I hadn't been to The Dog House since I was little. It was really cool to be inside the restaurant that my grandfather worked so hard to build! The Dog House is known for their footlong hotdogs so I treated myself to one with everything on it (per my mom's recommendation), and it was really good. Yes, I did eat the whole thing and all of the fries. No regrets.

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2. Pumpkin Pecan Granola

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I posted the recipe for pumpkin pecan granola a few weeks ago, and by now the batch I made is long gone. I love this granola (a little too much probably) because it's a sweet treat that tastes like pumpkin pie, without all of the extra calories. If you haven't tried out this recipe yet and want to, click here. It's perfect to make on a Sunday to have around for breakfast or a snack for the upcoming week!

3. Real Techniques Complexion Sponge

picture via target.com

picture via target.com

Who else uses Beauty Blenders? Yeah, I did too, and then I found Real Techniques Complexion Sponges. You can get TWO of these sponges for about $10. No more spending close to $20 on ONE Beauty Blender sponge. Don't you love finding something just as great as a more expensive product for a fraction of the cost? Me too. 

4. Fall Desktop Background

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image via galmeetsglam.com

I don't know if it's just me, but I get really excited to change my computer desktop wallpaper to match the season. Nerdy, right? I think I like it because I spend so much time on my computer. I like being able to sneak a glance at in now and then while I'm working and it makes me get excited about the season and the holidays coming up. I got my current background from one of my favorites bloggers, Gal Meets Glam. She's a fashion blogger and it's safe to say I wish I could steal her closet. Her husband is a photographer and he takes gorgeous photos, including the one above! 

5. My Current Breakfast on Repeat

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Do you guys have a breakfast that just seems to be on repeat these days? As soon as the colder weather hit I wasn't really in the mood for a smoothie in the morning, so I turned to oatmeal. A good tip with oatmeal is to buy plain oatmeal, not the pre-packaged flavored ones (like maple and brown sugar). I'll add cinnamon, a little bit of maple syrup, and banana slices to my plain oatmeal to add just enough sweetness. You'll save yourself a good amount of sugar by starting with plain oatmeal instead of the flavored packets!

That's what I've been loving this week! Don't forget to let me know your favorites of the week in the comments. 

Happy Weekend!

Skincare Favorites

Helllllo, hello, beautiful people! It's FRIDAY! The weekend has come again, yay! I hope that your week has been a good one so far. Mine has been full of working on my research project, applying to jobs, phone interviews, and a little bit of randomness. Side note: Does anyone else watch Bachelor in Paradise? Guys, it's seriously like a train-wreck that I just cannot stop watching. It amazes me how ridiculous people will act not only just in general, but on TV. Man, you have to have guts to go on a reality show - I bet many of the participants cringe while watching the episodes!

Anyyyywho, I wanted to stop by today to share with you my current skincare favorites, instead of doing my regular Friday Favorites post. As a 24 year old, I'm really trying to do my best to take care of my skin NOW to prevent wrinkles later. We only get one shot at it, so I'm willing to splurge a little when it comes to skincare, but I also use some lower priced options when I can too.

It's important for me to note though that I do believe your skin is a reflection of what you fuel your body with, especially your water intake. I can tell when I'm slacking on drinking water - my skin looks duller and I'm much more prone to breakouts (I thought pimples were no longer a things in your 20s, ugh). So, my first skincare go-to is to drink water, a lot of it. Water is free, people (sleep is also free, and important for your skin). Free is good :) If you're unsure of how much water you should be drinking per day, click HERE. Unfortunately, water can't provide your skin with everything it needs, which is where some actual products come into play. So, let's get into my current favorite skincare products!

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1. Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water

I'm sure you guys have heard of micellar water by now since it seems like that's been one of the bigger buzzwords in the beauty community recently. BUT If you haven't, let me tell ya about one of my new BFFs. The Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water is an all-in-one cleanser that is powerful but gentle. You're still wondering what the heck micellar is and what it means though, right? Well, the micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil, and makeup - pretty cool, huh? I use my Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water as my first step at the end of the day before washing with my cleanser. I used to use make-up remover wipes, but to be honest, I got sick of spending $6 on a pack that didn't seem to last me that long. So, now I saturate a small cotton pad with the micellar water and it works perfectly. The best part (besides the low price)? I don't feel like I'm tugging on my skin, which I felt like I was doing with make-up remover wipes. Tugging on skin = wrinkles. Wrinkles = no fun. Following me, guys? Micellar water is a winner in my book, and it'll have a home in my bathroom for a very, very long time :) 

2. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Okay, so I'm going to talk about two different cleansers that I've been using and loving. The first one is Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser. I kind of adore the entire Fresh skincare line. Why? Their products live up to their name - they just seem fresh, if that's even possible/makes sense? The scents are light, none of their products have ever irritated my skin, and their products aren't made with parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. This cleanser lathers up really nicely, and is extremely gentle on the skin. It will cleanse your skin at the end of the day (or in the morning which is when I tend to use it) without taking away all of your skin's natural oils and moisture. This baby will even remove your mascara when washing your face - huge win! It also tones, soothes, and softens the skin while it's at work and will help with dryness, dullness, and firmness. Wondering if it'll work with your skin? Well it works with pretty much every skin type (as listed on Sephora's website): normal, oily, combination, dry, and sensitive. I would definitely recommend giving this cleanser a try. It does have a slightly higher price point, but I think it's worth it. I have the smallest size and it's lasted me for the past two months, since you don't need to use very much at all.  

3. Laneige Multi Cleanser 

This cleanser is pretttty fabulous. Does the name look familiar? That's because it's shown up in my Friday Favorites a few times in the Laneige Skincare Trial Kit that I bought....at Target. Yup, this cleanser is from Target which means the price point is pretty reasonable. I've been alternating using this cleanser and Fresh's. I find myself using Fresh's Soy Cleanser in the morning, and then using Laneige's at night because of the gentle exfoliating it provides. This cleanser will last you a long, long time, as you only need to use a tiny amount to create a rich foam. The natural papaya in the cleanser sweeps away dead surface skin, while the cellulose beads gently remove impurities, magically melting away makeup, sunscreen, and the oils from the day. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft and REALLY clean. It's a winner guys. So, do yourself a favor and go pick one up at Target ASAP.

4. Laneige Water Bank Serum 

Laneige, you win again, and I'm so, so happy that you do, since you're offered at Target. I love this serum, it's a must-have, people! It's my go-to daytime moisturizer because it's lightweight, doesn't feel greasy on my skin, and sinks right in. The Water Bank Serum is known to make skin smoother, more hydrated, and deliver a healthier-looking complexion. The mineral water works with your skin to keep it hydrated and moisturized for 24 hours. Guys, this will improve your skin and leave it feeling soft and looking great. It's gotten awesome reviews, and you need to try it out! 

5. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Okay, guys, if there was one moisturizer I can't go without, this is it! I've been using this concentrate for probably about two years now and I still love it. This concentrate is made up of pure botanical oils that provide vital nutrients to enhance your skin's nighttime recovery. It's a bit pricier but this stuff is going to last you a long, long time because you don't need to use much at all, only about 3 drops for your entire face (I usually buy the 1 oz. size and it lasts me at least 3-4 months). I use this precious baby at night after I've washed my face and it just sinks right into my skin. By morning, my skin is looking glow-y and great, score! Feeling hesitant because it's an oil? Been there, guys! I was super hesitant to literally take oil and rub it all over my face, because I mean...pimples. BUT I swear this stuff will not leave your face feeling greasy or cause you to breakout. It's the best. It just is. And it should find it's way into your bathroom medicine cabinet and never leave. Never ever. 

6. Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream

I mean, what did I even do before I bought Laneige's Hydration Trial Kit? I'm not really sure, guys. Also, I'm not being sponsored in anyway by Laneige to talk about their products - I just love them...so much. Okay, anyways, so this Water Bank Moisturize Cream is pretty much thebomb.com. I'll wash my face at night, apply the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate and then I'll take some of this cream and apply it afterwards. These two products together are pretty much The Dream Team. This cream is going to completely melt into your skin to deliver the ultimate moisture. If you have dry skin, this is the product for you. If you want to be an all-star skincare person and take it to the next level, combine this with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and you're golden

7. Origins Clear Improvement Mask 

Last but not least, this is another staple in my skincare routine. I'll pull this mask out once a week, or once every two weeks. It works with every skin type out there, and it's going to leave your skin feeling clean, like really clean. This mask is charcoal based, and the charcoal pretty much acts like a magnet to draw out those nasty pore-cloggers. I swear that after I use this mask I immediately see a difference in my skin - it just looks brighter and more radiant! Also, fun fact that I just saw on Sephora: this is apparently the number one selling mask in America, so it's gotta be good! This winner costs around $26, but it's gonna last you a long, long time. I think they may also have a smaller version of it that's less expensive, if you're not ready to commit to the full size version just yet! 

Alright, friends, that does it for my current skincare favorites! I hope that you liked this post and maybe found a new product that you want to try out! If you have any skincare favorites that you think I should try, let me know in the comments! I would love to hear from you :)

Have an awesome weekend! Catch ya guys next week!

Jenna