5 Target Face Masks Under $5

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5 Target Face Masks Under Five Dollars

Who doesn’t love a good face mask? I like to use them on weekend evenings, after the kids are asleep, while I’m chilling on the couch with the husband. They’re a great way to pamper yourself and take care of your skin at the same time. Dermatologists agree that face masks benefit your skin.

While I’d love to try out some higher end products like this:

Glamglow Supermud Face Mask
Supermud by Glamglow

or this:

Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Face Mask
Blue Tansy by Herbivore Botanicals

the fact of it is that spending money on face masks just isn’t my greatest priority, budget-wise (I know, shocking, right?).

So in cases like these, I turn back to the one who will never let me down — of course you know I mean…Target.

Target Bullseye Logo
Majestic, right?

I picked up these 5 face masks on a recent Target trip, and spent the last week trying one every evening, just to deliver these reviews to you (you’re so welcome, the pleasure was all mine!).

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Clockwise from top left, the line-up:

Miss Spa Hydrate Facial Sheet Mask

Pretty Animalz Panda Calming Facials Sheet Mask

Miss Spa 24k Gold Radiance Mask

nügg Hydrating Face Mask 

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-to-Clay Mask


First up: the Hydrate mask from Miss Spa.

This one’s pretty straightforward. It’s easy to use, it smells nice, kind of floral. My skin felt happy and soft afterwards. At less than $2 a pop, this is one to go in your regular skincare rotation. 5/5

Next: the Panda Calming Sheet Mask from Pretty Animalz.

animalz panda face mask

It’s cute, right? I’ll be honest it’s a little less cute once you’re wearing it. Some husbands (mine) may have done a double-take, and offered helpful comments like “What the actual hell,” and “That’s terrifying.” Sweet, right? I took pictures but…I decided you don’t want to see them. Also, this one didn’t smell that great. It did soften my skin some, but not enough to save my opinion otherwise. 2/5

Next up: the 24k Gold Radiance Mask from Miss Spa.

Miss Spa Gold Radiance Face Sheet Mask

I enjoyed this one. The gold was novel and pretty. It smelled lovely, it was easy to apply and pleasant to wear. My skin was moisturized and had a luminous glow afterwards. The only downside was that the gold gel stuff got on my bathroom sink and hasn’t come off yet, so I’d be careful not to get it on anything. All said, I’d use this one again. 4/5

Next up: the Hydrating Face Mask with Camellia Seed Oil from nügg.

Nugg Hydrating Face Mask with Camellia Seed Oil

I had never used a face mask that wasn’t a sheet mask before trying this one out. I was surprised how much I liked it — I enjoyed it more than the sheet masks really, because it didn’t shift around like the sheets do and I felt like I could get it into more places on my skin. There was a surprising amount in the little container — I had extra leftover. This one smelled the best of any of the masks I tried, and I think my skin was the softest after this. I’ll be using it again, and looking to try other masks by nügg. 5/5

And finally: the Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-to-Clay Mask by Yes to Tomatoes.

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-to-Clay Mask

This one was the most fun of the five. It comes with a little paper bowl, a packet of charcoal powder, and a spoon for mixing. The back of the package has suggestions for different food items to mix with the mask to supposedly achieve different benefits — yogurt for moisturizing, honey for smoothing, lemon for brightening, etc. I added a bit of honey and stirred my mask up. This one definitely took the longest to apply — I spent between five and ten minutes pasting the mixture onto my face. I let it sit for the longer suggested time of 20 minutes before rinsing. I really couldn’t tell any difference at all in my skin afterwards — it didn’t even feel particularly moisturized. But I did enjoy wearing it, so that counts for something maybe? 3/5

That’s the roundup for today! Have you tried any of these? Share your favorite face masks below in the comments.

weekend link fest – 08.13.17

morning coffee mugs

If you’ve already watched Game of Thrones tonight, no spoilers!

Now that we got that out of the way. Hello lovelies! How are you? I hope your weekend has been relaxing and you’re all excited for Monday! Lol jk of course, I know you’re not excited for Monday, no one is. But have no fear, we’re back with another round of weekend link love, gathering the best from around the web to distract you from the drudgery of the week before you, probably.

diy marbled phone case

First up, a DIY marbled phone case from the talented gals at Lovely Indeed. Who among us couldn’t use a phone cover refresh now and again? This one is made from swirling nail polish in a dish with water and dipping a clear phone cover into the mixture. The color possibilities dazzle the mind.

blackberry thyme prosecco cocktail

Some of us don’t need an excuse to buy a bottle of Prosecco, but for those who do, today is your lucky day. It turns out August 13th is National Prosecco Day (I don’t know who comes up with these days, but bless them). So get out there and pick up a bottle, then give it a summery twist like the Love Potion Cocktail, a blackberry & thyme Prosecco mixed drink from Jacquelyn at lark & linen.

This morning I stumbled across this post on 5 ways to prevent burnout in motherhood. If you’re a parent of small children, chances are good you’re familiar with the feeling of being burned out. I remember my mom more than once referring to motherhood as “the hardest job you’ll ever love,” and those words ring truer to me every year that I’m a mother. It is a hard job, mentally and emotionally as much (or more so) than physically. I appreciated how grace-filled the tone of the post was, with the emphasis on self-nourishment. But what truly stood out to me about the article was the fifth point, “Give yourself permission and a ‘budget’ for being unproductive.” This really piqued my interest because it’s something I’ve thought a lot about, and never (or rarely) heard others say. I think people are afraid they’ll be misunderstood as saying parents of small children are best served giving up their own interests — which is of course not the point. But I think there is a (welcome) measure of sanity, a relief, to hearing someone say, hey, it’s ok to acknowledge you might not be in your most world-killer stage of life right now. It is a stage, and maybe that time will come again…but if you’re someone who struggles with burnout, give yourself permission to expect less from yourself. Head over to The Grace Tales and check it out.

herbivore moon fruit skincare

A few posts back I mentioned Elsie Larson’s roundup of her beauty routine on A Beautiful Mess. Since then she has put up a post on her favorite skin care products. Like the first post, this one also skews toward clean, natural products. I’ve been increasingly concerned about the toxic ingredients in the skin care and beauty products I use, so a lot of these items are going straight onto the ol’ shopping list (especially the ones with the prettiest packaging [naturally]). Have you tried Herbivore’s skin care products? If so, tell me about it. Their Moon Fruit Night Treatment is at the top of my to-try list.

geometric watercolor line art

My absolute BFF Bethany Riggs is the genius behind the new art shop indigo.and.absinthe. Lately she’s been working on these mind-blowing watercolor paintings overlaid with geometric line work. How gorgeous is that?! I find her pieces so evocative. She’s also been doing the coolest watercolor portraits of animals. She’s currently accepting commissions, so hurry over to Instagram and check her out.

That’s all for today. Enjoy Game of Thrones tonight everyone — I know I will.