Monday 24 June 2013

Monday 'Pick-Me-Up': Clay Masks! [Miracle 10 Mask Review]

It's Monday!  And I have a whole new series of posts for you Dandies.  Well actually, I've completely re-vamped my 'blog calendar' if you will.  I used to blog about fashion/style related news and events on Mondays, but I just wasn't feeling it anymore.  Behold my new Monday posts: The Monday 'Pick-Me-Up'!  Whether you're a student or working the 9-5 grind, Monday mornings are hard - everyone knows that.  I'm always hunched over and zombie-like at my desk (literally...right now...that's me), and I'd like to blame this on the fact that Monday's are inconsiderate, but I know that it's probably more so due to my sleeping late/sleeping-in habit.  What can I say?  I am a creature of the night.

Every Monday I'll be bringing you all helpful tips that will hopefully help ease the pain of Monday Mornings.  For my first post: CLAY MASKS!  I am a long time lover of clay masks, and this Miracle 10 Mask is no exception.

You all may remember my trip to the Miracle 10 Spa back in late April.  And some of you may have even seen my Top Box Miracle 10 Prive Box video.  Well, post-peel back in April, Miracle 10 was kind enough to give me a full size of their Miracle 10 Mask for review.

I am a complete sucker for clay masks.  I love how they pretty much suck out the dirt and toxins from your face.  I've been pretty devout about doing a clay mask at least once a week for the past year or so, and I'd like to say I HAVE been reaping the benefits.  But OH MY LAWDY, this Miracle 10 Mask is like no other.  It's not your typical brownish/greyish thick chalky clay mask.  No.  Noho-ho-ho!  The Miracle 10 Mask is a green, light, and moist clay mask.  This mask is jam-packed with all sorts of goodness like Aloe Vera (probably why it's green), a slew of vitamins, and elastin.

Typically, I slap and smear a clay mask all over my face in a sloppy mess with my hands.  The mask gets everywhere (i.e. the welcoming crevices under my claws...ugh).  During my facial peel at the Miracle 10 Spa in Yorkville, the aesthetician applied the mask to my face using a fan brush.  It felt AMAZING.  So naturally, as I am a visual learner, I've started to follow suit.  Behold my fan brush good-ness! 

On the Miracle 10 Mask product page, the mask claims to do all sorts of wonderful things like sooth, cool, hydrate, nourish, refine pores, and diminish the appearance of broken capillaries and redness.  It also promises that your skin will be less prone to breakouts.  I've been using the mask for about a month and a half now, and it's not a noticeable difference but my skin definitely FEELS different.  I've always had broken capillaries on the sides of my face.  Though they were faint, I could always see them.  In recent days I HAVE noticed that they do appear less visible to me, which means they're completely non-existent to other peoples' eyes *YAY*!  

The real gold in this mask is its texture and the minty freshness it gives your face.  This is what truly makes it a relaxing mask.  Most clay masks feel heavy, and start to feel tight as it dries.  The Miracle 10 Mask still allows you to speak, giggle, and sip from a straw as it's drying.  Thirsty?  NO PROBLEM!

And correct me if I'm wrong, but it's got these tiny mint beads in it that make your face feel 'so fresh and so clean!'  Sometimes, when I'm feeling like I need a REAL pick-me-up, I'll smush all the beads on my face to give myself FULL ON minty fresh relaxation.

Anyway, I don't do this often but I present to you my bare face.  It's not perfect or flawless by any means, but I'm happy to say that I haven't had a raging/deep/painful/'under-the-skin' type of zit in a real long time.  *internet high-five*.

If you get a chance to try out the Miracle 10 Mask, I highly suggest it!  It won't replace your heavy toxin-sucking clay mask because this mask's function is totally different, but it will guarantee you a 15minute refresh and leave your face feeling like a baby's butt!  I promise you this!

Happy Monday All!


  1. Wait.
    Broken Capillaries diminished? How is this possible. I need this in my life.
    The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)

    1. I know right?? I mean, mine weren't very bad, but the fact that they do seem fainter is kind of amazing! :)