It’s Masking time with bareMinerals

Today when I reached for my facemasks I decided to go with the bareMinerals ClayMates Mask Duo. As you can see from the jar there are two masks in the jar. They are separated by a plastic barrier so they don’t mix. The white mask is called Be Pure and the pink Mask is called Be Dewy.

I tend to not reach for this mask a lot and I have had it for quite a while. I was reaching for it fairly regularly for a while, but the problem was that I was really only reaching for the Be Pure side. The Pink Be Dewy side of the dup is okay, but not really my favorite. On the other hand I really like the Be Pure. It is an excellent clay mask.

As you can see from the photos I have now used up almost all of the Be Pure. I am actually going to keep the jar out of the masking drawer and make a concerted effort to use up the pink mask so that I can finish out the mask and not let it continue to age in the drawer. Like i said there is nothing wrong with the Be Dewy it just isn’t my favorite. I generally find that this sometimes happens when you get duos. One side you like better and use more while the other side gets left behind.

Since I do like the Be Pure Mask I am going to see if bareMinerals has it in a single rather than as a duo. If they do I will be repurchasing it. In general I like bareMinerals products. They work well and I don’t have to second guess the ingredients. They sort of fell off my radar for a while but I’ve been using both their Bounce and Blur Blush and Gen Nude Lip Gloss recently and it has just reminded me of how much I really do like the brand. The only thing I have to worry about when I go to their website is the fact that I am just going to want to add in a full size of the Bounce and Blur Blush to the cart.

I don’t like to buy full sizes of makeup products until I have used up the sample size that I have. Mostly because I know once I get the full size I will use it and stop using the sample and it will go to waste. This year the two samples I am trying to use up are the bareMinerals Bounce and Blur Blush and the Nars Bronzer in Laguna. Once I use them I will purchase both in the full size.

So no blush when I go mask hunting. Not yet anyway. I can tell you that when this jar is empty I will be finding a new use for it. It is heavy frosted glass with a rose gold top. It is just a pretty jar. with the divide in the center it might actually be a really good container for small earrings. I will see, but rest assured it will be reused.

Today’s masking moment was a nice time to lay down and relax. I went to the gym this morning and did the first workout in the trainer designed program. It turns out today was arm day. My arms now feel like limp noodles and the excuse to just sort of lie down for a little bit and not actually use them was fantastic.

The getting back up part, not so much. I suspect that tomorrow will be somewhat achy for me. I can already start to feel it a little bit in my upper arms. which is not a bad thing. The ache at least means there are muscles under there somewhere. So that’s encouraging. I also think that tomorrow there will be a long hot soak in the bathtub with some muscle relaxing bath salts. But that is for tomorrow. There is still work to be done today and now that my masking time is through, I need to get going on it. I very much enjoyed my break though. I hope you have a great rest of the day and a fantastic weekend.


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