If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably seen the Sand and Sky Australia brand on Instagram and Facebook. All of their cute photos, and videos of YouTubers trying out the mask, the brand went viral. I’ve even seen girls from BuzzFeed trying out the product and making it into a funny video.
Seeing this product all over social media made me want to try it out for myself! The biggest complaint that I’ve heard so far is the price point of the mask. This however doesn’t bother me because when comparing it to other masks that are high-end of the same size, it’s actually a really good deal. Sand and Sky also comes with an applicator brush which you don’t find with other brands. I really enjoyed the brush, because it’s not only more sanitary but it’s easier to clean up and it’s also just really cute.
My first impression of the mask was that number one it smelled really good. Putting it on was also a lot easier with the brush then trying to scoop it out with my fingers. The packaging is really cute, it’s also a lot bigger jar than I expected. After putting the mask on just one time I noticed it definitely evened out my skin tone, brightened my complexion, and made my pores look smaller. It also made my face feel really soft and smooth and my foundation that I applied afterwards looked really good. After I had tried the mask three times over a period of about a week and a half, it has definitely even out my skin tone permanently and I feel as though I can get away with wearing less foundation. I was really impressed with the quality of the mask and after using it the price point is definitely worth it. Sand and sky is also a cruelty free and vegan product, made with natural botanicals from Australia. This is also really nice because a lot of the masks out there today contain harsh chemicals and a test on animals. If you’re interested in a good mask or have seen this product and wanted to try and I would definitely go ahead and purchase it. I will for sure be adding this into my weekly skin routine!
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Every day we interact with so many different products for our health, cleanliness and beauty. From deodorant and shampoo to skincare and makeup, women especially use a lot of stuff. All of these products also have a lot of ingredients. The sad truth is, a lot of brands test these ingredients on animals. Why do they do this you ask? Their reasoning would be that its for safety. Safety of who? Not the animals. There are plenty of brands that test on humans. There is simply no need for animal testing. The animal testing itself sometimes is not even the worst part. Its the quality of life and treatment of the animals that’s usually worse. These animals are kept in tiny cages. Usually too small for them to even turn around. They are kept inside in dark rooms and laboratories. They are fed only the minimum to keep them alive. They often sit in their own feces. They are only let out of their cages to have products and chemicals tested on their bodies and fur. They never see the outside world and never get to live their intended animal life. Another face is that they aren’t only testing on rats. Bunnies and even cats and dogs, preferably beagles are used a lot of the time as well. They use beagles for their kind nature as they often don’t fight back. As terrible as this sounds its the truth.
These methods of animal testing are not only cruel but unnecessary. There are hundreds of brands that test on themselves! Also if they know whats in the product, they really shouldn’t need to test it at all. After doing some research on brands, there are so many respectable brands that test on animals which is really sad. They lost my respect. Do your own research! After I started looking up all the things animals go through I threw away everything that tested on animals. From then on I always did my research. I don’t buy anything that tests on animals. There are so many high quality brands that are cruelty free so you aren’t really missing out on anything when switching. You can do research on Pinterest and look at the brands website to see what they say about animal testing.
Hopefully after reading this, it makes you take a look at your makeup bag and in your shower and think twice!
Taking care of my skin is really important to me. One of my biggest insecurities is the dark circles and dull skin underneath my eyes. Thanks to makeup, this flaw goes mostly unseen. Correcting it, however is something I’ve been trying out with Patchology. Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels are little blue under-eye shape gel patches that are applied onto the face. They decrease discoloration, decrease puffiness and wrinkles! They only take 5 minutes to work which is nice for people who are busy and don’t have time for a 30 minute mask. They also smell so amazing!! Honestly whenever I use these I can see a huge difference. Especially when I use them before I do my makeup, I feel I don’t have to use as much concealer. If you have dark circles like me I’d definerly recommend these. They are also really affordable. 20$ for five pairs or 60$ for 30 pairs. You really only need to use them once a week depending on how bad you think your under eyes are. Patchology also does not test on animals!! Which is a big plus for me. Below are some photos I did for them.
The link to their website is Here