Last year I unintentionally started a Year of Yes, and it was the toughest yet most fulfilling year of my life. I had to learn to be brave, and selfish, and comfortable with being uncomfortable. And for the first time in my life I was choosing myself, despite doubt or opinion from others. Through that year of yes, I garnered self-love and self-appreciation. And I found the woman within me that all of my no’s had been holding me back from. Although that year is over, I remind myself to carry those lessons earned (not learned) with me at all times. Even if it’s a seemingly small notion like using the best body masks as a reminder that every part of me needs love. That journey is one I’ll never forget, and has led me to freedom through creative expression, self-admiration, and incomparable joy.
If I could summarize last year it would be that freely expressing and exploring your complete self leads towards your purpose, a greater divine love, and an unbreakable self-loving spirit. All of which are things that I desperately needed, unbeknownst to me. I thought I loved myself, until I had to confront the fears that weighed me down like a ball and chain. Then when circumstances in life, or God’s divine intervention, pushed me to seek more I realized that I was hiding the most beautiful parts of myself. But I’ve learned that every part of me has the potential to be beautiful if I make sure to give it the care, attention, support, and love that it needs. From reading books to exercise my mind, to exfoliating my butt with the best body masks, or whatever else I do. It all matters; it all serves the greater purpose.
SOAP & GLORY POUT ABOUT IT HYDROGEL LIP MASK
The SOAP & GLORY Pout About It Hydrogel Lip Mask knows that the key to pretty, healthy lips is moisture. So this mask is packed with nutrients that instantly hydrate your lips and keep them moisturized for hours. Ingredients like coconut water, shea butter, and aloe are combined to create a miraculous formula of hydration for your lips. And more complex ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin are added because they produce and retain moisture in your skin. This lip mask also contains a host of citrus and flower extracts, like orange and beach rose, for even more added moisture and skin protection. After the juices from the gel mask sink into your skin the result is lips that are smoother, free of fine lines, and plumped with moisture. You might even want to bring duck lips back, but don’t.
BAWDY BITE IT BUTT SHEET MASK
The BAWDY Bite It Butt Sheet Mask is here to remind you that your butt matters and it deserves a skincare routine too. So this sheet mask moisturizes, exfoliates, and helps tone the skin on your booty, leaving it super smooth and juicy. Glycerin and sodium hyaluronate are used to hydrate the skin so that it looks plumped and healthy, and not saggy. Then plant-based collagen is used to further help firm and tighten your skin. It also uses aloe leaf juice and citric acid to exfoliate and refresh your bum, ridding it of fine lines and acne. For an added layer chamomile helps soothe and calm the skin, and as a bonus it’s also antibacterial. Expand your self-care repertoire, boo.
PEACE OUT PUFFY EYES UNDER-EYE PATCHES
The PEACE OUT Puffy Eyes Under-Eye Patches give your eyes some TLC to de-puff and leave them moisturized and bright. They are made of a bio-cellulose material that has super thin fibers to dispense the unique formula deeply and effectively into your skin. In this formula is passion fruit extract that reduces puffiness and dark circles, and also acts as an antioxidant. Also in the formula are ice plant stem cells that promote collagen production to tighten and smooth your under-eye skin. And betaine, which is made from sugar beets, comes in to soothe any inflammation or irritation under your eyes. Overall, these eye patches do more than just hydrate your under-eyes. They deliver a cooling sensation and stay in place, while using innovation to revive and illuminate your eyes. So bags and dark circles, peace out. And as Martin would say… poof, be gone.
SIO BEAUTY BROWLIFT PATCH
The magic of the SIO BEAUTY Browlift Patch is all in the technology, as it works to decrease and prevent brow expression lines. It’s made of 100% medical grade silicone that smooths skin, and helps to strengthen and retain its own moisture production. The patch does this by gently and comfortably compressing your skin to flatten it out, and create a condition where it can begin to heal itself. The silicone helps produce collagen for elasticity, and draws moisture up from deep within your skin allowing it to hydrate all layers. Thus the moisture plumps your skin, smooths and softens, and fills in forehead lines. A single patch is reusable up to 15 times, so it can be a consistent part of your skincare routine. The magic takes a few hours to happen, so sleep with the patch on overnight to get its full benefits. And then wake up astounded.
PATCHOLOGY PERFECT TEN SELF-WARMING HAND AND CUTICLE MASK
The PATCHOLOGY Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand and Cuticle Mask uses natural body heat to infuse your hands with moisturizing goodness. In just 10 minutes your hands and cuticles come out feeling so soft, nourished, and visibly transformed. Inside the gloves is coconut, and macadamia oil that’s rich in omega 7 fatty acid, to deeply moisturize your hands and keep them hydrated. And there’s also shea butter to further nurture and keep your hands healthy. Lastly, rosehip oil and vitamin-E provide healing protection to your hands, improve elasticity, and clear up scars. This hand mask scores above them all.
ELIXIR PREMIUM LAB MOISTURIZING FOOT MASK
The ELIXIR PREMIUM LAB Moisturizing Foot Mask is Korean beauty at its finest, as it uses botanical extracts to penetrate and therapize your feet. Dry, tired feet are rescued and left feeling relieved, refreshed, silky smooth, and soft. The mask uses replenishing ingredients like shea butter, sweet almond, peppermint, and jania rubens seaweed to quickly hydrate and soothe your feet. And because of these ingredients it can even strengthen your nails, along with softening your cuticles. Your feet need more than just bi-weekly pedicures. Think deep hydrating comfort that lasts.
Subconsciously I held myself back from so many things due to low self-esteem, fear of lack of security, and judgement. When I freed myself from those things by saying yes, a whole new world opened up before me. And let me tell you, this new world is a whole lot better. So everything I do from this moment on will be an ode to that year, even just using the best body masks. Because last year is where I discovered myself and learned to appreciate everything within and around me. So I urge you to stop holding yourself back, make it your year, and start saying yes right now.