Nip+Fab Hydrate Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask


This mask applies thick and tacky. It has a cooling and slight burning sensation when applied to the skin. After ten minutes, and washing it off, skin is definitely plumper. The smell is exotic and fruity, if a little chemical-y. Paired with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, it did give my face a nice glow. However, the moisturizing effect is not very pronounced. The bottle recommends it can be used as an overnight mask, however, I found it to be a little too irritating after a night of wearing it. Also, do not put under eyes, as I mistakenly did. It plumped my under eye skin in an unnatural way and gave some wrinkles there.  At a higher price point, I really like this leave on mask,  Dr. Brandt’s Needles No More Plump Up the Volume 3D Filler Mask at for $95 (comes with an applicator brush). All in all, Nip+Fab is a decent enough product, especially for the price. Anyone else recommend a similar product or have an experience to share?

$14.99 CVS

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment


Kate Sommerville has two ExfoliKates, one for face and one for body. This review is for her face ExfoliKate. I really love this mask/peel. It really works, and takes off a nice little layer of skin. It is a gentle peel, and it takes only 2-3 minutes to work. The results are instant. However, I do love Vine Vera reservatrol peel better. It works more quickly, is a more intense peel, and has more lifting properties than exfoliKate. However, ExfoliKate is more reasonably priced. All in all, a delightful experience. I recommend this. Has anybody tried this one or the one for body?

$85 Sephora