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SHEET MASKS 101

Originating in Korea and used by beauty babes globally, the sheet mask is an individually wrapped luxury facial that’s super convenient and for the most part, majorly budget friendly. In 15 minutes you can have quick results targeting skin issues like tone, hydration, firmness and clarity. What makes these bad boys so special is the serum soaked paper contours to your face locking in the treatment ensuring maximum effectiveness. Sure, you may take one look in the mirror and confuse yourself for a D-list actress in a low-budge horror flick, but all the weirdness is totally worth the skin you’ll have after!

You can use these portable packets of goodness for so many things…

TO BRIGHTEN: You know when your skin is looking (and feeling) dull and tired? Sheet masks with skin brightening properties are a quick fix to this all too often complexion woe. Look for masks that contain vitamin C, usually in the form of citrus extracts. With use over time they can help with hyper pigmentation and dark spots giving you that gorgeous even tone we all are pining for. So far our faves are Decleor Intense Brightening Sheet MaskTheFaceShop Vitamin C Mask + Amore Pacific Brightening Masque.

TO FIRM: It’s never too early to start fighting the good fight against mother nature! Adding collagen infused products into your skincare regime is a great way to do just that. Collagen is vital for skin elasticity and constant renewal of skin cells…a.k.a the fountain of youth. Lucky for us, the market is packed with sheet masks containing concentrated amounts of this little miracle ingredient. We love these: Hanskin Gold Caviar TheFaceShop CollagenMasque Bar Wrinkle Reducing Sheet Mask.

TO HYDRATE: Out of all the the good things we can do for our skin…keeping it hydrated is the most important and probably the most failed step among women. Tisk risk! Even you ultra oily beauties need extra hydration to balance your skin, and dry/combo gals this is a no brainer. Look for masks containing hyalouronic acid, which is pretty much THE ingredient for hydration. Not only does it deliver water to the skin, but it holds it there and stays near the surface where it moisturizes the surface layer. Result? Supple stunner. We love these: Shu Uemura Hydrating Sheet Mask (Kristin loves to put this one in the fridge before applying to shrink her pores.  She says “It’s a good pre-game before Sunday brunch after a long Saturday night!”) , TheFaceShop Hyalouronic AcidSK-II Facial Sheet Mask SKII pumps your face full of vitamins, delivers baby soft  skin and is a favorite of ours for longgggg flights. Who cares how terrified the people sitting next to you look. You’ll arrive looking the freshest.

TO PURIFY: As beauty junkies we know daily powders, foundations and blushes are beyond amazing…but they can cause some congestion on the pore front. Which is why it is important to have a good detox sesh every now + then. Enter the purifying sheet mask. Ingredients like seaweed, star fruit, lavender, tea tree and witch hazel can help detox troubled and congested skin. Whew! We love these: My Face Works: I Need To HealSephora Ultra Soothing Fiber MaskFreeman’s Purifying Paper Mask

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (MOM)

POST + GRAPHIC DESIGN, NORAH CURLEE

A little stumped on what beauty pressies to shower your mom with this year?
No worries, TBD has your back. When we think of how hard moms work all year
long, the gift solution is simple…PAMPER PAMPER PAMPER.  Nine times out of
ten, these are the kinds of things a mom would rarely buy for herself, so
get it for her!  Show that special role model in your life just what she
means to you with some of these luxurious treats!

Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oils: This little
gift set is pure genius.  Aromatherapy Associates has put together an
entire collection of their cult bath oils, in miniature sizes, to cover
everything from relaxation to revitalizing. Bath time: sorted.

Kate Spade Live Colorfully
Perfume
: Look at this little addition to mom’s vanity top…and it smells amazing to
boot. With top notes of pink water lily, mandarin, and star anise, this
scent will color her world.  Plus, nothing says special quite like Kate
Spade.

Nest Candle in Moroccan Amber:  Candles are a
classic gift and Nest offers some of the best. This Moroccan Amber scent is
delish and luxurious. A perfect way to set the scene for some pamper time!
A fun little add-on is this Apothecary Bottle Matchstick
Holder

(with striker on the bottom)…so chic!

Pai Rosehip Collection: We love this facial nourishing duo from Pai. It comes with their amazing
Rosehip BioRegenerate Facial Oil (you know how much we are digging facial
oils
lately)
and a Rosehip Face Mask + muslin cloth. Perfect for nourishing mature skin!

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder: Mom can
swirl this powder all over to brighten and hydrate! (This powder is packed
with sodium hyaluronate…a moisture magnet!) Double duty.

Rita Hazan Root Concealer: This is the best
little spritz for covering some of those pesky gray roots that peek through
between hair appointments. Mom will love you for teaching her about this one!

Fig + Yarrow Bath and Body
Kit
: Pretty much everything she’ll need for the ultimate pamper sesh all in one
kit. It includes:  Floral Milk Bath, Pink Love Bath, Salts, Mustard Bath
Soak, Meadow Bath + Body Oil, Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub, and an Alpine
Pumice Foot Treatment. We love the quality of these treats. LUXE.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Shadow Stick: This is
the one-color-lid-wash wonder. One sweep of this creamy eye shadow all over
the lid and done. Fuss free mom’s will dig it!

Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment: Post lip scrub,
mom can slather this on for an over-night treatment. She’ll wake up to
super soft smackers!

Sara Happ Red Velvet Lip Scrub: Soft lippies are
in your mom’s very near future! This had us at red velvet…not to mention
essential to prepping lips for rocking a bold lipstick!

Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil: A mani essential to
keep dry cuticles at bay! A few drops + a pretty polish and mom’s tips are
set!

YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation: Another
double duty wonder from YSL. Skincare + an amazing dewy finish foundation
for mom’s flawless face.

Restoresea Renormalizing Serum: This stuff is good skin in bottle and perfect for mom! It lightens,
brightens and hydrates for a flawless face. Highly concentrated skin-loving
ingredients make this for a great addition to a night time skin care
routine. Hey momma!

Crabtree & Evelyn Mini Trio: Tucked inside this
gorgeous little bag are some mini treats for mom. Tarocco Orange,
Eucalyptus and Sage favorites for hand and body. Perfect for a travelin’
gal!

Dior Powder Brush: Every woman wants to channel
Marylin Monroe while dusting on some powder. She can do just that a la this
luxe Dior face brush!

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Body Butter: Laced with
loads of argan oil for uber soft skin…and the vanilla apricot scent doesn’t
hurt (quite the opposite actually, its amazing).

Makeup Forever Camouflage Cream Palette: This bad
boy can combat any facial woe from dark circles, redness and hyper
pigmentation. All mom’s quick fixes in one convenient place.

Conair Double-Sided Makeup Mirror: Mirror mirror!
An essential tool for mom’s primping routine (especially handy for plucking
those tiny brow hairs). This vanity table top must-have is practical and
looks super retro!

Got any favorites you think we missed? Would love if you shared them with us below. Happy gifting!!