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Ipsy My Glam Bag April 2013

Ipsy My Glam Bag April 2013 – My Bag is Different. I’m Special! Here is a YouTube video of my opening my new April 2013 Ipsy Bag for the first time.

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Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask


     Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask was one of the goodies featured in my February 2013 GLOSSYBOX. I was excited when I saw the word “snail” all in capital letters on the front of the pouch. I was impressed and curious when I saw that the pouch boasted that it contained 5% snail slime extract. Just when you thought you heard it all, right?

     Snail slime is slowly crawling it’s way into mainstream skincare products such as masks, serums and facial creams. Why? “The slime contains proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, antimicrobial peptides, copper, zinc and iron” (Read more: About Snail Cream |

     In other words, snail slime naturally contains a lot of goodies that we often put into the formulations of our skin care. The effects of some of these ingredients include increased hydration, decreased redness and inflammation, “promote the natural healing process, enhances skin’s ability to recover, dissolves dying cells, triggers skin regeneration and repair and helps the skin produce antimicrobials that fight infection” (

     For once reading about the promises of a skin care product is actually making me feel better about my own skin. It sounds like I’m in pretty good condition. The directions on the back of the pouch are pretty simple:

  1. Wash your face.
  2. Apply a toner (I skipped this step).
  3. Leave on for 20-40 minutes (I opted for 40 minutes while playing the Sims 2 on my old school PS2).
  4. Remove mask and pat the excess into skin to absorb the rest.


The snail mask instantly felt wet and cool on my skin. It had actually felt quite nice and soothing. Although I looked like a total freak, I felt relaxed and comfortable. For your viewing amusement, here is a pic of me wearing  the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask. Forgive the fuzziness. It’s an iPhone pic. The mask is actually divided into two cloth sections that are drenched in all kinds of hydrating goodness. I snapped this pic before I settled in with my Playstation 2. My game froze on me twice during the 40 minutes that I wore this. Definitely time to upgrade to the next gaming generation, huh?

After 40 minutes of wear, I peeled it off. There was excess snail slime gel on my forehead, cheeks and chin. I took about 30 seconds to tap the excess into my skin with my fingertips. My skin felt sticky to my fingertips; however, I didn’t not notice the stickiness unless I was directly touching my face. I have rather normal skin right now. Not overly oily or dry. Just right for me. Although I did notice the the pores around my cheek area looked smaller, this mask gave me a hydration overload. Simply way more moisture than I need on average.

So if you oily skin, I recommend that you follow up with a toner and avoid moisturizer that day. If you have normal/combo skin, this may be a little too hydrating in the T-zone. Again, just follow up with toner where needed. If you have dry skin, you will love this mask. After you tap in the excess snail slime, you may follow up with a moisturizer if desired. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to redness and inflammation, this may be the mask for you. However, proceed with caution and check the ingredients as well as with your doctor if you have one.

I enjoyed trying out this mask, but I feel that it is not a good match for my skin type. Simply too much hydration for me. All in all it’s definitely worth trying once. It’s a nice way to pamper oneself with an uncommonly used beauty ingredient.

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask retails for $6.

It can be found at

Have you tried this? What was your experience? I would love to hear from you! Please comment & subscribe!

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

Smashbox BB Cream, Halo Long Wear Blush, Megatint Long Wear Lip Color 1st Impression

The following items for were given to me for consideration:

– Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in “Medium”:

– Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in “Warm Glow”:

– Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Color in “Whirl”:

This is not sponsored video. These items were given to me for consideration. I was not financially compensated for this video; and I have given my honest opinions.

Right on!

GLOSSYBOX Giveaway for February 2013

Thank you to GLOSSYBOX for providing a glossybox for this giveaway! icon_smile-7128422

To learn more about GLOSSYBOX:

This giveaway is open to the 48 continental United States only. I’m sorry Alaska and Hawaii. I will be sure to include you in the next giveaway.

To enter this giveaway you must:

1. Subscribe to my channel.

2. Send an email to glossybox @ heathernking dot com with your YouTube username as the subject line.

The winner will be selected using and announced on February 15th, 2013. I will post the winner’s name at the top of this description bar. The winner then has 24 hours to get in contact with me. If I do not hear from the winner within that time frame, I will select someone else at random.

Good luck!

Until later,

Heather N King