When Travelmate Mask – A Product Review

Last year when I was traveling every week, my skin was extremely dehydrated, dry and irritated similar to what it has been like this winter. I knew I needed something to hydrate and nourish it. I wanted something to soothe my skin and bring it back to life…back to reality! That’s when I stumbled upon the mask When Travelmate and today, I am going to give you the beauty 411.


In case you have never heard of the brand When, here’s a little info on the who, the what and the why. When, is a facemask on a high quality sheet of paper with the ingredients infused on the mask for a variety of skin issues. They offer mask for traveling, a pre makeup base, restoring, refreshing and soothing. They have the exact mask for “When” you need it!

Even though I purchased the When Travelmate Mask last year, I just started using it recently because of the harsh cold blustery winter weather we have been experiencing here in the Chicago area.  It just seems like the winter weather will not go away!


Here’s the Glam: It soothed my super dry skin, which was peeling and chapped from the weather. It offered a cooling yet relaxing sensation on my face. It felt so good that I did not want to take it off. My skin was moisturized and comfortable; the mask was like a drink of cool water on a hot summer day. The mask is made without Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates and made with grapefruit seed; bamboo stem and pine leaf extracts to help keep the skin healthy. I was sold with how it felt and all of the amazing ingredients!


Here’s the Slam: While this is not a deal breaker, I could not tell what the product was or how it functioned by looking at the packaging. I had to ask a Sephora Cast Member about it. Not that I will always be able to tell what a product does by looking at the packaging but…this offered no clues whatsoever and it left me sort of confused, scratching my head then asking for help.

Other than the packaging not telling the story of the product, there is nothing bad that I can say about the mask. It’s just everything!

My final grade for the Travelmate Mask by When is 5 out of 5 smooches…MUAH! This mask felt so amazing on my skin the first time that I fell asleep wearing it the second time…LOL. If you are interested in purchasing this product, you can find a box of four packets at Sephora for $28.00. Happy Masking!


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Winter Skin Care Solutions

As much as I would like to wish the winter away, I know that it’s not possible :-(. It is so cold in the Chicago area with the temps at 7 degrees but with a wind-chill factor it feels like a -12 degrees (insert a shivering body and long sigh here) LOL!

With the temperature being so cold, we need to protect our bodies and layer our clothes. We also need to protect our skin from the harsh winter cold and wind-chill. Here are a few of my favorite winter must have products that will keep you moisturized over the next few months!


My F.A.B. Moisturizer: First Aid Beauty is so F.A.B.  and it is my go to moisturizer! The Ultra Repair Concentrate appears thick but it ‘s not once you emulsify it down in the palm of your hands. A little goes a long way, so this will truly last for quite sometime. It is very soothing to my dry irritated skin because it contains oatmeal, essential oils, botanical antioxidants and reparative ingredients. I love that it is so moisturizing yet lightweight and you can use it on the entire body!!! The best thing is, they have clinical claims that state, “Within 15 minutes of application, skin hydration is improved by 116%.” Just to test it further, let’s see if my dry parched hands see a difference in the picture below (they are very dry because I have been washing them like a crack head and not applying hand cream to moisturize…remember, no judging)…. LOL


IMG_2494IMG_2497IMG_2498 More Moisture Please: As you can see from the photo above, my hands are so dry that they are peeling and they hurt because I don’t always have time to put on hand cream. The first time I tried Yu-Be, it saved my unappealing dry hands from cracking and peeling; from there I was sold. It gave instant moisture from the Glycerin, it was not greasy, it absorbed into my skin immediately and the Vitamin E and B2 help to heal my very dry damaged skin. I was so exited for the instant gratification that I have been using this as my go to hand cream for a couple of years.


Yu-Be has stated on their website that the moisturizing cream can be used on the face, lips and body. While I have not tried it on those areas, I would not rule it out!!!

A Drink of Water for My Skin: Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask is like a drink of water for my skin. I use it on a regular basis especially during the winter. It has been my saving grace to give me the boost of moisture that I need!!!


I apply a thin layer of the mask after cleansing, I leave it on through the night and my skin drinks in the moisture leaving it soft and smooth in the morning!!! 

Not only is this product the answer to my thirsty skin; it is very affordable as well.

Moisture Service for My Lips: Be Fine Food Skin Care Lip Serum is by far the best lip serum, balm, cream that I have ever used!!! It contains plant based amino acids and peptides to firm and boosts the skin on the lips; chamomile soothes and safflower seed oil gives moisture.  It also offers UVA protection as well.


This miracle in a tube brought my pour, dry, painful dehydrated pout back to life overnight!!! A little goes a long way and it is long lasting. I was amazed and relieved all at the same time!!!

My Hair is Thirsty: Being Free Comes Naturally Island Breeze Whip is a moisturizing whip for the hair and or scalp that can be used on wet or dry 2-3 times per week or as needed. It contains Shea and Mango butters, Coconut and Avocado oils as well as Pro Vitamin B 5 just to name a few. It is very moisturizing but no too much that it leaves your hair greasy. It smells wonderful but it is not overpowering. A little goes a long way; it is very lightweight and great for dry scalp. It also gives great shine and it does not build up on the hair toward the middle or end of the week!!!


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