I like to consider myself a self certified mask-a-holic! I love the way my skin feels after a good mask treatment. The right face mask can can really help keep your skin hydrated, clear and even shrink pores. I usually do a mask once a week and while I’m always switching it up – these are my favorite 5 masks.


1. Shea Moisture – Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Mud Mask ($15)


This moisturizing mud mask deeply purifies sensitive skin as it soothes and comforts. Enriched with skin-nourishing certified organic Shea Butter and our proprietary complex of Alpine, Damask and Musk Rose Oils, it leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.

2. Peter Thomas Roth – Irish Moor Mud Mask ($58)


Purifying, decongesting and hydrating mask with odorless Irish Moor Mud helps draw out dirt, oil and grime as it infuses skin with moisture, vitamins, essential minerals and potent anti-oxidant benefits. Black Moor Mud is harvested by hand from the Irish countryside and combined with Hijiki Seaweed, Volcanic Ash and Activated Charcoal for powerful cleansing while helping to minimize the appearance of pore size, fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin is left looking pure, fresh, hydrated and radiant.

3. Bliss – Mask a Peel Radiance Mask ($10)


The only rubberizing peel-away face mask that leaves skin instantly brightened and glowing with more evened tone and texture. Powered by vitamin C, bilberry and seaweed extracts, this spa-grade treatment infuses skin with powerful ingredients to transform dull skin into a truly glowing complexion.

4. Freeman – Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask ($5)


Nourish and purify with one amazing mask! Rich clays dive deep to purge dirt and oils from pores. Nutrient-rich Vitamin E, Avocado and Oatmeal moisturize for lasting skin softness. Skin looks and feels squeaky clean and is soft to the touch. Perfect for normal to combination skin.

5. Queen Helene – Mint Julep Masque ($4)


The original home treatment developed by a dermatologist that helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. Simply apply to your face and neck. Within minutes, it firms and hardens, drawing out impurities from your pores. After the masque is removed, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smooth. Even for individuals who are fortunately free of skin problems, this product is a refreshing facial treatment that helps relax tired muscles and ease tension lines on face and neck.


Let me know if you have tried any of these!

What are some other face masks that you just can’t live without?!


Between the Holidays and having spent most of the last 3 months at home with my little one, I was in major need of some relaxation. I had the opportunity of visiting Bliss Spa in Hoboken, NJ with one of my blogger babes for massages and manis.


Upon arrival, I was shown the locker room as well as the waiting area. Within a few minutes I was headed upstairs to recieve the ‘rookie mom rubdown massage + toning treatment.’ Once I saw the description on the website [Take a break from the new bundle with a muscle-melting Blissage75, and let your recovering belly bask in a tummy-toning ‘tight’ on target treatment that’ll leave you feeling like one hot mama], I knew I had to book it.



I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but the whole experience was amazing. Prior to the actual massage starting, my masseuse rubbed African grape fruit oil on my mid section. This oil helps drain excess water. Next an Algae based mask, which detoxes and tightens, was applied and then soft foil was wrapped around my stomach. She then proceeded with the massage which was heavenly and relaxing but still helped to get those knots out. After the mask was peeled off my stomach, the love handler, which is a waist targeting cooling gel, was applied to complete the toning process.

After the massage I had a hot cream manicure which was really great. The hot cream really helped moisturize my hands which have been super dry from the weather.


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I had the best experience at Bliss Spa and am looking forward to my next visit!

Even though I cannot head to the spa all the time, Bliss has numerous products that can make you feel like you’re at the spa but in the comfort of your own home. One of my favorite kits is the a-‘bright’ face facial-at-home set.


This set contains the following products:

-One 6.7 oz bottle of fabulous foaming face wash which is a two-in-one oil-free exfoliating wash for all skin types. This cleanser contains rose hip extract, milk thistle, passion flower and chamomile in a non-stripping formula that helps re-balance even the most scattered of skins.
-One 1.7 oz jar of the triple oxygen vitamin c cream w/CPR technology. This is a lightweight gel-cream infused with CPR technology and an advanced form of vitamin C to enhance skin’s vitality and clarity and smooth fine lines and wrinkles while intensely hydrating and protecting for a smooth, glowing complexion.
-One 5 pack of that’s incredi-‘peel’. These are the only spa-powered peel pads that use time-release technology to reduce wrinkles and dark spots in just one step.

These products used together in 3 easy steps have brightened and hydrated my skin, shrunk my pores and helped lighten dark spots.

Some other products that are absolute must haves for me are the bliss softening socks + foot patrol cream set as well as the glamour gloves + high intensity hand cream set. Make sure to check out their website to browse all of their products. Click HERE to view which items you can save 20% on!

Not into online shopping? Not a problem! Visit your local Kohl’s and ULTA who also carry products from the Bliss line.

If you’re interested in winning your own a-‘bright’ face facial-at-home kit, head over to my Instagram [@pearls_and_paris] to enter my giveaway!