DIY Acne Mask
I saw this mask on Pinterest the other day and was really excited to try it out. It's a face mask that is supposed to help with acne, and lately I've quite a few stress related breakouts. All you need are three ingredients: 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. I tried this mask out the other day and was planning to use it several times over the course of one or two weeks. I wanted to film my results along with a short tutorial on how to make the mask, but after using it once, I'm severely discouraged. The ratio of ingredients didn't seem to work very well (at least for me) because I ended up having to add more honey just to get everything to mix properly. Once it was mixed up, I applied it to my face and waited about 20 minutes before washing it off. The mask was a huge sticky mess and large drops of this mixture kept dripping down my face onto my clothes. When I tried to rinse the mask off, it was nearly impossible to get everything off. The cinnamon was like glitter that just wouldn't come off, and I felt like I had to scrub too harshly to get the honey to come off. After much frustration, my skin didn't feel any different than it did before the mask. My skin didn't get worse either, and I want to give this mask another try because there's always the possibility that my one experience was a fluke, but I'm having a hard time bringing myself to coat my face in honey again. If you have tried this mask, please leave me a comment and let me know how/if it worked for you!
Recently I made a purchase from cndirect.com. I found out about this website pretty recently and was amazed by the low prices, so I decided to buy a few things. I ended up spending roughly $35.00 and got six items; two cardigans, a blouse, a clutch purse, a bow hair clip, and a donut bun maker. As a first time customer, I got 20% off my entire order which ended up saving me $6.66. The shipping and handling costs about $8.00 which is pretty decent considering everything ships from China in about a week's time.
A big thing to consider when ordering clothing from this website is sizing. A lot of clothing is "one size fits all". However, that means XS-M in American sizing, so this clothing is geared towards smaller sized people. For the clothing that you can select a size, I would recommend choosing a larger size than you normally would, because Asian sizing is much smaller. They do provide a size conversion chart for most clothes so that's helpful too.
Please keep in mind that the prices are low for a reason. You're not going to get designer or name brand quality clothing because you're not paying for that. One of my cardigans was $8.90 and I'm completely happy with it. The buttons are a little loose and I'm worried they might fall off, but buttons are easy to reattach. There are also long strings from the seams and buttons that didn't get trimmed, but I can easily cut those. The overall fit of the cardigan is excellent, it's cute and fashionable, and I didn't have to pay an arm and a leg to get it. Without a doubt, I would buy from cndirect.com again. I'd also like to add that I've spent a lot of money on things I ended up not liking before, and if you can say you haven't, then you're either extremely frugal, the best decision maker in the world, or you're just lying. If you spend $7.00 on a shirt and you end up not liking it, it's not that big of a deal. You could always resell or repurpose the item. I hope this mini haul post was helpful, and I hope you give cndirect.com a try. Remember once you make an account, they'll email you a 20% off code, so don't buy anything without checking your email!
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