Permission to Pause + Mahalo The Bean Mask!

Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday Everyone!

How are you doing?  I hope well. We have had a lovely weekend so far and have been trying to beat the heat here in Portland.  It got up to 107 degrees one day this week.  That is crazy!  We are surviving and it is only supposed to be in the 90's this week.  Woo hoo!

TODAY I want to talk about SELF-CARE!  One of my favorite subjects. I think it is extremely important to carve out 'ME' time each day even if it just for 5 or 10 minutes.  It is amazing how grounding and giving self-care can be.   I used to think it was a selfish act until I realized that I am a MUCH better person when I fill my cup up each day with a little self-care.  I then have so much more to give to my family, my clients, my friends, and colleagues.  This is something that I teach my clients as well.  The ART of SELF-CARE!  

So each weekend, I like to take a little time to indulge in my favorite skin care regimes with a mask or skin care treatment.  This week I got my Beauty Heros Box and it included Mahalo The Bean Mask and brush!  If you are not familiar with Beauty Heros, then you must get acquainted ASAP!  
Beauty Heroes® is your destination for healthy beauty.  I joined the Monthly Discovery Service and receive one full-size, 100% non-toxic, Hero Product, plus deluxe Sidekicks, from clean beauty brands I love.  You can sign up by CLICKING HERE.

 Beauty Heroes Box!

Beauty Heroes Box!

Beauty Heroes delivers so much more than clean beauty.  Each month a little special self-care package is delivered with carefully curated clean beauty products, along with a special pamplet telling you how to use your product along with other self-care suggestions.  I just LOVE this service and look forward to my monthly delivery.  

This month's treat was from Mahalo Skincare which is on my list of TO-TRY BRANDS!  I have many and am slowly making my way through the list.  We are heading to Hawaii this coming week and I have two brands that I am on the hunt for when I am there.  Mahalo was one of them!

 Mahalo Skincare

Mahalo Skincare

 Look at the packaging!  LOVE!!  Yes, I am a sucker for good packaging and don't mind spending a few extra $$ if the products inside are as good as the outside.

I was a wee bit excited to receive The Bean Mask along with the mask brush.  

 The Bean Mask!

The Bean Mask!

THE SKINNY:
The Bean Beauty Mask by Mahalo Skincare delivers a concentrated dose of skin awakening ingredients. Cacao, vanilla, and coffee are enveloped in raw Hawaiian honey to detoxify and brighten while gently exfoliating. The aroma is a blissful combination of coffee and cacao sweetened with notes of honey and vanilla. It’ll revive your skin and senses.
SUPERPOWER INGREDIENTS
Astaxanthin – brightening, protecting
Bamboo Charcoal – detoxifying
Bergamot – brightening, toning
Cacao – stimulating, clearing
Carrot Seed – brightening, cell-regenerating
Coffee – brightening, protecting
Hibiscus – firming
Honey – anti-bacterial, brightening, exfoliating, hydrating
Sandalwood – cell-regenerating
Sea Buckthorn Extract – repairing, nourishing
Turmeric – brightening, protecting
Watermelon – brightening, nourishing


MY THOUGHTS:  Wow!  This was a delight to use and the sensory experience is amazing.  I am a huge fan of May Lindstrom's Blue Cocoon Balm (which I need to make a post about.... ) and this mask reminded me of this as far as scent.  It was easy to apply with the included brush.  I smeared on a nice layer of it and then chilled for 30 minutes, letting the mask do its magic!

 

 Permission to Pause

Permission to Pause

I need to interrupt this review by sharing my absolute favorite lounge wear!  Athleta's RESTORE Collection is uber soft and made with sustainable fabrics.  Designed to inspire total R&R for mind, body and soul!  OMG!  Everything I own in this collection is my fav!  Today, I am wearing the beyond soft Pranayama Wrap,  Ultimate Crossback Tank, and  Restore Jogger!  When I say these are soft... I mean they are AMAZINGLY soft.  You just feel like you are receiving a huge hug all day long.  That is a good feeling.  I highly recommend anything from this collection.  I also love this month's mission to give yourself Permission to Pause!  We are always on the go, go, go and taking a minute to pause, take a deep breath, and REST and RELAX is so necessary!   

Okay, back to the MAHALO BEAN MASK REVIEW- this was such a treat to use and when I added a little water to start rinsing it off, it had a slight exfoliating effect, but nothing harsh.  My skin felt super soft and had a nice little rosy glow.  I have to be careful with anything with manual exfoliating properties because my skin does not always respond well to them.  This was gentle but effective, and quite luxurious to use.   In other words, I can't wait to use this AGAIN!  And yes, I want to try more from this line.

I have heard great things about the UNVEIL Cleanser and the PETAL MASK as well as the RARE INDIGO BALM.   Eek.. I want to order all of them!  I think I will try to seek them out while I am actually in Hawaii so I can touch and smell but you can also order them at www.beauty-heros.com  

I will report back on this brand because I feel like I am going to buy more and would love to give you a brand overview review!  

If you have tried this brand tell me what your favorites are?  I love hearing from you!  
Okay, I am off to get a few things done before curling up with my current read:
 

 Reading now and enjoying! 

Reading now and enjoying! 

Have a great evening everyone!

xoxo,