Day 10 | 80 More To Go

I’m already over a week into my journey. And, just like any journey or great quest, there are always going to be speed bumps.

Today, it comes in the form of my period. See I started bleeding on Monday (aka yesterday). Cramping is generally really super bad the first day or so, but somehow I managed to get through a workout yesterday.

Today though was another story. I think part of it has to do with the time change, losing that hour of sleep/time has really made the last 2 days a struggle. Add to that some bloating, cramping and general period fatigue, today . . . today working out just wasn’t meant to be. I really wanted to, but sometimes you have to listen to your body. And today my body was telling me to take a day off, get caught up on some laundry, and make sure to get to bed earlier so you can wake up in the morning with time to workout.

Sometimes life happens and, for whatever reason, a workout just isn’t in the cards for that day. But as I learned last week, I know that I am capable of picking up right where I left off and making sure I keep the forward momentum.

Remember – no matter what you’re doing, Don’t beat yourself up for going at a slower pace than others, or for having to take a day off to help refocus on you. Everyone’s journey is different.

~xoxo, Katie~

The Beauty In Multi-Masking

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It’s not like it’s a brand new thing in the beauty & skin care community. Multi-masking has been around for a while now. But – that doesn’t mean it’s not still confusing to some people! Today my goal is to take the mystery out of it . . . and maybe share a couple of my favorite face masks 😉


To put it simply, the term “Multi-Masking” is just a play on the term “Multi Tasking”. And who doesn’t love a play on words?

This is done whenever 2 (or more!) face masks are incorporated – usually in order to target specific concerns on certain areas of the face. Generally this means that you use a mask on your T-Zone and potentially another one or several others on different areas of the face.

In this example I’m using 2 of my favorite face masks from the company Perfectly Posh.

Mask 1 – Cackle Spackle

Cackle Spackle is definitely a hardcore Posh favorite for anyone that knows the brand! It’s actually one of the masks that got me absolutely hooked on face masks & Perfectly Posh!

From the Perfectly Posh website description . . .

Is your complexion feeling congested with dirt and excess oil? Time to detox! Overly congested skin gets a deeper, detoxifying clean with this oil-absorbing, kaolin clay face mask filled with charcoal that removes 2,000 times its weight in impurities, while helping reduce the appearance of imperfections with tea tree.

Laymans terms? This mask is PERFECT for detoxing and drawing out the nasties! This means it’s great to use on your T-zone or anywhere else that you struggle with excess oil, large pores or blemishes (or even blackheads!).

It’s cleansing and detoxifying without scrubbing – but the refreshing spearmint can be a little aggressive if you’ve got sensitive skin! This is also partially why I generally only use it on my T-zone – my cheeks are generally a little too touchy for this mask!


Mask 2 – Pore Chores

Pore Chores is another long loved product, but sadly in the retirement phase (you can still get it, and on sale too, for a short time! Follow the link to shop!).

From the Perfectly Posh website description . . .

Large pores, clogged pores, oily pores…if this describes your T-zone to a T, then you need to do your Pore Chores! This face mask features a powerfully absorbent kaolin clay base, which helps clear out excess oil and debris from your pores. Spirulina, a type of algae, sinks in and soothes skin and lavender and bergamot even out skin tone. Let it dry down and brush it off with your fingertips before rinsing with warm water.

While this mask is ALSO great for your T-zone, I like it better for its mild exfoliation uses! Turns out, if you let this heavily clay-based mask dry down completely, you can buff off most of the mask with your fingertips before rinsing – providing with some extra oomf on top of the clarifying clays and other skin loving ingredients!

Pore Chores is great for those wanting that detoxifying and clarifying mask but are probably too sensitive for Cackle Spackle.

Some other ideas . . .

Obviously this just opened up soooo many doors for you! You can even use a charcoal based mask as a spot treating mask – have a couple of breakouts and don’t want to do the full face mask thing? Dot the mask onto the blemishes & watch it get that assist for helping you battle those zit monsters!

Have dry skin on some areas but oily or  normal skin elsewhere? Use a hydrating face mask on the dry areas and then a good detox-er on that oily skin. ❤

There are so many options and mixing opportunities . . . so go out there and experiment like mad scientists!

Have fun, treat yourself, and happy pampering!

xoxo, katie