Beauty Bees: Adovia Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. All opinions are my own.

Skinned Knees Beauty Bees Adovia Skincare ReviewSpecs:
Size: 5.1 fl oz / 150 ml
Retails: $28.00
Made in Israel

Facial Mask Tightens and Purifies Pores leaving Clear, Younger Complexion
Dead Sea Mud Quickly Reduces Acne and Pimples
Over 21 Minerals Present in Dead Sea Mud Mask
Help to Keep Skin Healthier and Act as Acne Treatment
A Facial Dead Sea Mud Mask Facial Treatment in Spas cost from $70-120.
This Mask contains 30 Sessions!
Can be Used as Spot Treatment & Blackhead Remover

First impression:
I have mildly sensitive skin & adult acne on my face, including painful pimples on my forehead  and hairline so I was really curious how this mask might affect all that. The packaging is really simple and yet looks like something you might buy in a salon or spa. The mud is a dark grey which to me is nicer than a white mask. It seems odd to me that something with the name mud in it would be white but I have seen it before. I also read the ingredients and noticed a lot of essential oils, which made me eager to try it.

Skinned Knees Beauty Bees Adovia Skincare Review

Use impression:
The mask was really smooth and didn’t have any fragrance that I noticed, just a natural clean smell. The directions didn’t say to wet my face or hands so I didn’t and the ease of application surprised me. I liked how cooling it felt on my skin. It didn’t make my face feel too stiff either. When I washed it off, I was very impressed by the fact that it left my skin feeling really soft. A day later the acne I had on my face dried out and the other areas were left in a normal state. I think it would work great as a spot treatment. My typical face care is an acne face wash followed by toner and a spot cream for my pimples. I’m really
bad at maintaining that regime because of all these steps and tend to use it only when I am breaking out. This seemed to take care of the issue with one product which is really awesome!

Skinned Knees Beauty Bees Adovia Skincare Review

The Final Buzz:
At $28.00 I would definitely buy this again because for me it blew every step in my face care regime out of the water. I really liked the feeling during and after and I think it makes a nice self-care ritual as well. If I did the math on how many items it replaced in my old face care regime & how much more I have to use of those products to get the effect this mask gave me after one use, it is worth it. I have already used it more often than my old skin care regime because it works so well and is so much easier. I think that using this mask coupled with a nice moisturizer and makeup remover, I’ve got myself setup with a killer face care regime that works and works fast.

Check out Adovia Skin Care for more info or click below to buy from Amazon.
Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask – Purifying Natural Facial Mask and Skin Care Treatment for Women, Men and Teens – Face Mask for Acne Treatment, Reduce Blackheads & Pimples, Exfoliator and Deep Facial Cleanser. Works for Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne and Leaves Skin Radiant, Younger Looking & Smooth.

Skinned Knees Beauty Bees Adovia Skincare Review

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Fatshion: In Which I Match the Curtains

Skinned Knees Fatshion Besame Cosmetics LALLBLOG14

I know I look really tired here but it was for a good reason! Aria & I had just come home from a fantastic night at Besame Cosmetics for the Kick-Off event of LALLBLOG14. The event was amazing – it was good to see some of our friends and we met some fantastic new ones! ♥ We are working on a recap of the amazing weekend, but for now, I’m sharing this outfit with you.

Skinned Knees Fatshion Besame Cosmetics LALLBLOG14

Because Besame Cosmetics is all about vintage glamour, I knew I had to find a way to work some vintage pieces into my outfit. I settled on this dainty crystal vintage necklace – I love how the turquoise color popped against my hair color and the rest of the outfit. Isn’t it pretty? I’ve had it for a few years now but I think this is one of the first times I’ve worn it. I am already picturing all the other ways I can work it into an outfit!

Skinned Knees Fatshion Besame Cosmetics LALLBLOG14

I also wore this vintage handbag that I found at Savers recently. I somehow missed the fact that it didn’t have a shoulder strap when I bought it but I realized that I like it more without it anyway. I was able to perfectly fit all of my essentials into it. I know you can’t see them well but I’m also wearing two rings that I made for Magpies for Moons. I will be doing an official announcement at some time in the future but these will be in the shop soon.

Skinned Knees Fatshion Besame Cosmetics LALLBLOG14

This photo is called “in which I match the curtains.” ;) Kidding. Sort of. I love this dress – I happened find it last-minute while in one of my favorite local stores. It was a total win. I love the color because it’s super easy to either pair with other neutrals like I did here or to pair it with super bright fun colors as well.

Outfit Details:

Glasses: Coastal
Necklace: vintage
Jacket: Target
Button: Aurora Lady
Dress: Mode Plus
Belt: Target
Purse: vintage
Rings: Magpies for Moons
Shoes: Target

What’s your favorite neutral color to wear? Are you more of a neutral on neutral or big pops of color kind of person? ♥

P.S. Have you checked out Isaac Mizrahi’s new designs for Kleenex? What are you waiting for? Check out our post and then click through to take the Kleenex Style Quiz for a coupon!

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Isaac Mizrahi Decorates Your Space with Kleenex Style Studio!

Thanks to Kleenex for sponsoring today’s discussion – all opinions are my own.

Skinned Knees Kleenex Style Studio Isaac Mizrahi

It’s no surprise that we love Kleenex around here. With spring in full swing (and that means our allergies too), having Kleenex decorative tissues around makes life more convenient but also prettier – especially with the four Kleenex style studio designs from Isaac Mizrahi. Kleenex partnered with Isaac Mizrahi to create 4 designs (three of which I’m going to show you!) which are intended to evoke confidence and inspiration to help you express your personal style and step out of your comfort zone when it comes to incorporating the latest trends. Exclusively on the Kleenex style finder you can watch videos featuring Isaac Mizrahi where he provides his latest style advice and shares his own experience as a design leader for more than two decades. If you’re into fashion, like we are, watch these short videos – they are really cool.

Skinned Knees Kleenex Style Studio Isaac Mizrahi

This Kleenex design is probably my absolute favorite – I love florals, especially roses and the pop art color combo of this box works so well in my bedroom on top of my new bookcase. I mean, look at how it pops against my walls – cool, right?

Skinned Knees Kleenex Style Studio Isaac Mizrahi

This rad tissue style works perfectly in Aria’s bedroom above her bed. It works so well with the jewel tones in her decor and the minimalist print provides just the right amount of interest without being too distracting. Plus, if you know Aria, she loves black so really, there is no other Kleenex style better suited for her.

Skinned Knees Kleenex Style Studio Isaac Mizrahi

And last but not least, this gorgeous green Kleenex tissue box is just the perfect retro print. It reminds me of 60′s modern mixed with a nature vibe – I can’t tell if those fans look more like lime wedges or close-ups of leaf fronds. Obviously, it’s the perfect box to take with me on my Spring break vacation with my partner to Sequoia National Park. And that’s what I did! I always leave room for the necessities like Kleenex, especially if my tissue style is so colorful too.

In addition to the boxes you see above, Kleenex also makes other convenient travel sized options for your car or purse. Kleenex boxes, slim packs, wallet packs, car wedges are a great way to have the essentials on hand, and show of your style at the same time.

You can check out the Isaac Mizrahi videos, other awesome Kleenex style designs, and take the Kleenex Style Quiz (bonus: if you take it, you get a sweet coupon) all at the Kleenex Design Studio.

What are you waiting for? Visit now and come back and tell us what your favorite Kleenex designs are! ♥

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The Magic of the Style Regret

Skinned Knees The Magic of the Style Regret I’m not a super materialistic person but being a creative person, I do use my sense of style to express my artistic identity. I have always had pieces that amalgamate themselves into my identity and have a sentimental value. When I experience the loss of one of these things it usually affects me more than I’d like to admit. Here is a trilogy of style regrets I need to confess:

Skinned Knees The Magic of the Style Regret

The Denim Jacket

It was the perfect fitting dark wash denim jacket. My best friend at the time would never shut up about wanting to trade me for her considerably less cool jacket. I am a pretty giving person so for the purpose of being a good friend and reassuring myself that I wasn’t THAT materialistic, I traded it with her. I never felt the same about our friendship after that. The situation reminded me of how my integrity was traded in with that dark denim jacket. I don’t really give a fuck about the jacket now but when you save up for something and trade it with someone who gets everything handed to them it leaves a definite style related trauma behind every time you see them wear it.

Skinned Knees The Magic of the Style Regret

The Adidas Jacket

Apparently I didn’t learn my lesson because shortly after I acquired an amazing 80’s red and black Adidas track jacket that I used to wear everyday in high school. I let a guy friend borrow it because it happened to be cold. Not only did I not get it back, but I ended up seeing his girlfriend wearing it like a year later. Not wanting to start a dramatic argument or scene but being very disappointed, I said nothing.

Now, as an adult I have learned to more thoroughly weigh my decisions to avoid repeating the destructive aftermath of the style regret. I seemed to transition from that right into another style dilemma: the risk regret. I generally have the ability to walk into a store and within thirty minutes scan the entire store for what could work in the spectrum of my personal style. Every now and then, I am unsure about a piece. We all go through it, that IDK moment of should I get this or will it just sit around because it’s just a tree branch out of my comfort zone. My most recent risk regret and the muse behind this article is the white leather jacket.

Skinned Knees The Magic of the Style Regret

The White Leather Jacket

If you know me, you know that 99% percent of my closet is black. It’s not because I’m depressed or live in LA – it’s because I really love black. It’s a power color for me and while I like to complement it with the occasion jewel tones, I feel it highlights what Jen calls my “mystical badassery” perfectly. Many moons ago at Forever 21, yeah I said it! Forever 21 dude, I shop everywhere. There ain’t no rules in my school! Anyway, there was this bright white faux leather jacket with tree studs on the shoulders. It’s something I dislike buying so I would normally DIY this type of project. The supplies cost money, however, and when it’s done well I will partake. This particular jacket looked amazing! It contrasted with my hair and completely lit up my face. I didn’t get it cause of this internal spike debate and it being white. What a fail! I regret it all the time.

The Moral of the Story
Even if it’s a little outside of your comfort zone, if you can afford it and your Brodiac endorses, just buy it. You can always return it. You don’t want to end up running through all the outfits in your mind you could have put together with the one piece you didn’t buy. Sometimes you need take that risk in life. For me, it was ultimately just a jacket but I know most of us have an article of clothing that’s a visual extension of our identities. So while it may not define you whatsoever on a tangible level, limiting yourself in life definitely will.

We want to hear about your style regrets. Leave a comment below telling us your epic tale of fashion misfortune. You can also Instagram us, tag @skinnedkneesnet & use hashtag #styleregret #skinnedknees. We can’t wait to read your stories!

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