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Review: new product spa night with Eve Milan and Ahava #beauty

This was a big week. Mercury in retrograde messed up the mail sector of my life and I spent weeks looking for packages, which never happens to me. One such package was the Beautypress Blogger Box. I was checking the mailbox every day and was in despair until, yes!, I got an email that it was found.

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The box had been traveling in limbo due to a transposition of numbers in my address. It finally made it back to the beginning and rather than chance any other mishaps, I went to pick it up myself.

At long last, the box was mine!!!

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So worth the wait! There was IT Haircare‘s 12-in-One Amazing Leave in Treatment, Ahava‘s Dead Sea Plants Firming Body Cream and Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter X6 anti-aging serum, and Jouviance‘s Glyco Laser 5 soft peel night cream. They also packed in 2 Eve Milan New York lace facial masques and a jar of Innarah‘s rich VenoDefense Treatment Cream. A mouthwatering assortment of products to try, and soooo hard to pick the first one.

Any excuse for a spa night is ok with me, so I grabbed my nail supplies, created a fruit/honey/water mocktail and re-created the coffee sugar scrub. And made sure to prop my chromebook on the sink so that I could keep bingeing on Boardwalk Empire in the tub. Cozy.

I decided that I could not wait to try the Eva Milan lacial masque, it was too intriguing. Unlike most sheet masques, this one makes you look like something out of a Gaga video instead of a serial killer film. After scrubbing with Jouviance’s Exfoliant cleanser ($22), I smoothed on the Moisturizing and Repairing Lacial masque ($52),  right before sliding into the tub. It’s thick, and gelid and the package contains so much serum that you have to hold it over the foil envelope for a moment to keep from dripping everywhere. On the website they recommend placing the unopened masque packet in hot water for  5 minutes to enhance product absorption, kind of like when men get a hot towel on the face after a shave.

I left the masque on for about half an hour (you only need 20 minutes), while I did other things and then rubbed in the leftover serum and relaxed in the tub for another 40 minutes. My skin felt impossibly smooth, like doll skin.

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It might have been overkill, but I also smoothed on a few drops of Ahava’s Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter X6 anti-aging serum ($74). Well, it’s really an extra strength wrinkle fighter that’s supposed to give skin a glowing firmness. I applied it after my bath and before bed, and then after washing my face the next morning. Between the masque and the serum my skin had a softness that didn’t feel oily or greasy, just silky. After I washed up, I went to the store and a random man (pretty good looking, too) stopped me to tell me that I had a gorgeous complexion. I was wearing overalls, a drab grey t-shirt and a scarf wrapped over my hair and no makeup, so it wasn’t like I was dressed to attract attention. My radiant skin was doing the work all by itself.

So thumbs up on that product.

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

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