The Daily: December 1st, 2021

Hello my darlings. Today, the world decided to go mad. I should have expected it, I know. We are on the first week back from a major holiday, November just ended and month’s ends are always a bit crazed. I think though that a lot of people flipped the calendar page today, realized that there were no more pages to flip this year and that a chunk of the month will be taken up by people taking days off for holiday adventures.

It seems to have made everyone I work with determined to get everything needed to get done before the end of the year set up before the middle of the month. I can’t even count the number of times I heard, ‘and it can be done before the 15th, right?’

I am pretty sure the next two weeks will be absolute insanity.

My two scheduled phone calls blossomed into about eighteen. Luckily most people have given up on the obsession with video conferencing, at least where I am concerned, so none of the calls involved video. Which is good because I never got around to putting on any makeup.

I did manage a set of under eye patches. It was a bitter sweet moment. I used my long term favorite ones, the Grace and Stella energy drink for your eyes, under eye patches. They were my allergy season life saver. However I hit them pretty hard. And while I loved putting them on today, I discovered that this was the last one I had. I have lots of single sets of eyepatches that came in subscription boxes that I need to use up, but no more of my favorites. I actually need to use the singles up before I order more, but with the sales going on it is really hard to resist. I think I may order a pack and set them aside to use after I use up the singles. I may even try the new pink ones to see if they are as good as the original.

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Oh speaking of masks. December is the month I am going to go back to using up my sheet masks so that I can clear out the old and restock with the new. So Monday through Thursday there will be a Sheet mask each afternoon, with Friday being my regular Face Mask Friday.

Sheet mask for December 1st, 2021

Today’s sheet mask is the Elmolu Day Nature Mask. It is an energizing mask and hopefully it will do the trick. I’m keeping a list of the masks and my thoughts on them to post at the end of the month, in case you are wondering. This particular mask came to me in a Facetory subscription. If you aren’t looking for subscriptions, Facetory has a store where you can just purchase face masks of all varieties. (There is a huge Cyber Week Sale going on if you are looking for extra discounts). They are very reasonably priced and I have started building my list of favorites so that I know exactly what I ant to order from them in the future. I have actually been surprised by some of the ones that have made the reordering list. Whether this one will or not, remains to be seen as I will use it later today. And in case you are wondering most of the sheet masks I buy tend to either come from Facetory or The Masque Bar. It is just really easy to place an order for multiple masks from different companies with them instead of running all over the place. Facetory even has sheet masks from Challans de Paris which is a skin care brand I really enjoy. I didn’t realize they actually had sheet masks until I saw them on Facetory actually.

I’m going to try to remember to list the sheet mask of the day during the week this month, along with the daily makeup. However today, there was no daily makeup. Just my last pair of Grace and Stella Eye patches and an upcoming sheet mask. Tomorrow though, tomorrow there will be makeup. And walking. The calls made me skip my daily exercise as well today so there will probably be extra walking tomorrow as well.

But for now, it is back to work for me. I hope your day runs a little but more smoothly.

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I think I prefer GUACAMOLE; An AVOCADO sheet mask for face Mask Friday

The friday face mask

As this afternoon is going to require a bit of running around, I decided to go for my Friday Face Mask a little early today. I pulled one of the sheet masks from my collection blindly and came up with the Natural Avocado mask Sheet from the Saem from the stack.

I have to say, sheet masks, especially on Fridays are growing on me. I will always love jarred masks more, but I am kinda digging the ease of the sheet mask. I think part of it is because while my Monday and Wednesday masks tend to be at night as I am winding down from my day and I like the full mask relaxation with the candles and the music on my earphones, Friday I deliberately take a break during the day.

For the time out stress relief brak that Friday masking provides, I am starting to like the sheet masks more and more. I still light the candles and put on the music for my twenty minutes of down time, but there is significantly less clean up. Today I’ve actually put away my holiday spice candles and went with one that is Citrus and Cedar scented. My darling dearest got it for me. His description was…

It doesn’t make me hungry and it doesn’t stink.

Poetic, no?

But back to the sheet mask. As I mentioned this one was from the Saem. Its description is…

  • the mask delivers an abundant amount of moisture and nourishment to your skin.
  • This mask is perfect for dry and sensitive skin.
  • Contains avocado extract.

Very succinct and to the point. If they chucked the word fancy in there it would be a description worth of my babydoll.

one day, I will not look like I am contemplating evil while wearing a face mask. Clearly that day is not today

Now I like avocado. I’d rather eat it with chips and dosed with jalapenos than on toast but in the summer time I will split an avocado down the middle splash it with a little balsamic and a pinch of salt and call it lunch. I even have a vegan ice cream recipe that uses avocado as the creamy fat instead of actual cream. It’s the container in the freezer labeled ‘Not Ice Cream’ in black sharpie on masking tape in case you are wondering. Mostly because my darling dearest ate it, liked it and then felt tricked so it now has to be clearly labeled lest he accidentally consume it when looking for a freezer treat. He actually doesn’t mind healthy food, he just doesn’t want to be tricked into it.

I even like avocados in my skin care. I tried the Glow Recipe Avocado mask a while back and absolutely loved it. My skin is a big fan of the alligator pear as it was once known. this mask, not so much. It went on as easily as all sheet masks do, I relaxed while it settled against my skin for the allotted time and then I removed the mask and patted in the remaining serum.

Or at least attempted to.

My skin really wasn’t interested in absorbing it. It wasn’t that the mask was extra moist. It wasn’t dripping with serum or anything, it was the same amount I expect from a sheet mask. It just didn’t absorb well for me. I don’t know if my skin just wasn’t dry enough for the mask to work or what, but I finally had to rinse my face off before getting back to work. So, over all, not a fan of this one.

I’m still starting to like sheet masks though, I just won’t be adding this one to my collection any time soon. It was a little bit of a disappointment, but at least I got to use my new candle and the house smells amazing. So there is that.

I hope your friday is going well and that whatever you are planning for the weekend is exactly what you need to recuperate from this week and gear up for the next. I will be running around the rest of today but most of my weekend will be spent with my seed catalogs getting my final orders in for the upcoming season and trying to figure out if I actually have the space for that gorgeous pink French Fig Burpee has on offer. I’ll be back on Monday with a Boxycharm review and a garden update. Have a good weekend.

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