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White Chocolate Blondie Heaven.

Recently I’ve become obsessed with baking during portions of my spare time. Whether that’s because I have a sweet tooth or I just like keeping busy, I’m not too sure. Either way, I’ve made some magic happen the last little while to the point where I want a dessert in my hands 24/7 going forward.

My most recent creation is the White Chocolate Blondie; which myself, my roommate and my friends all basically fell madly in love with after just one bite.

So you want to know how I did it? Cool, ’cause I’m willing to share.

What you’re going to need is:

  1. 1/2 Cup Salted Butter,
  2. 8oz. White Chocolate,
  3. 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar,
  4. 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar,
  5. 1 Large Egg,
  6. 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract,
  7. 1/2 Teaspoon Butter Extract,
  8. 1 Cup All-Purpose Flower,
  9. 1/2 Cup Sprinkles,
  10. 3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream.

Before going any further I would suggest dividing the White Chocolate into 2 x 4oz bunches and chop to prepare.

Here’s how to prepare the White Chocolate bars of sheer goodness:

  1. Begin my pre-heating the oven to 350 degrees celcius and by also lining an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment/wax paper,
  2. In a microwavable safe bowl melt the butter and 4oz of white chocolate for 30 seconds. Stir and melt for another 15 seconds, stir until smooth. Add the two sugars and stir until smooth. Add the egg as well as the two extracts, and whisk. Fold in the flower and sprinkles, stir until combined. Now go ahead and pour the batter into the pan, and then smooth,
  3. Bake for 25 minutes,
  4. Begin preparing the ganache by heating the cream in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until it is very hot, stir in remaining white chocolate until it melts and add some sprinkles. Stir until smooth and pour over bars.

There you have it, the White Chocolate Blondie. I do suggest waiting at least 2 to 3 hours before slicing the bars into your preferred sizes.

I also stored mine in the fridge that way they would keep fresh and be safe from predators, aka the roommates.

I also suggest having your Blondies with some milk, because the pairing of the two is beyond what any cookie tastes like after being dipped in milk.

Additionally, I’d like to know how your experience was while baking these bars of gold. So please, comment AND share your photos/videos.

Stay Sweet,

pG. =D 

Sporting Life 10K, an empowering experience.

A while ago I began posting about my experience as I trained for my first real run, since highschool anyways. Even though I failed miserably at contributing to that campaign of mine I ended up raising a fair bit of money and running the full 10K. So all-in-all, I’m calling it a win.

The Sporting Life 10K is held in Toronto on Mother’s Day and begins at Yonge and Eglinton, extends down Yonge to Richmond, then heads West to Peter Street, South to Front, and then West to Bathurst before heading South West on Fort York; just to give you an idea. The race is a fundraiser for Camp Oochigeas which sponsors time at summer camp for children misfortuned with cancer, which costs $250.00 CAD a day.

Can you imagine being the parent of one of those children wanting nothing more than to give your child a life, but suffering from financial burden? I can’t. Which is why I raised nearly $400.00 in total, shy of my ambitious $2000.00 goal. My intentions were there but the time and effort needed wasn’t.

While I was training and fundraising I got caught up with work and unfortunately ‘fell off the wagon’. I also got sick with three different problems at once and it set me back even further. I’ve made full recoveries however, so not to worry.

When it came time for the run I felt anxious, nervous and maybe a little scared. I’m a smoker (guilty, but working on it) and have minimal experience with running besides Cross Country in elementary school. My initial thoughts were ultimately failure.

But when the sound went to give us our start I threw my ear buds in and felt a wave of exhileration come over me. I started with a jog and picked up pace as I ran South on Yonge Street enjoying the cool yet sunny morning Mother Nature had bestowed us with; taking in the concrete jungle under construction at its’ most quietest of times.

Before I knew it I had made it, 53 minutes later.

Shocking, right?

That’s what I thought too. Even more so I finished in the top 4,000 out of 20,000 people meaning I was in the top 20 percentile, and truly, I have never felt more accomplished.

I succeeded for not only myself but also at providing a day and a half at Camp Oochigeas for a child with cancer. Safely, an extremely empowering experience.

I think one thing I’ll be doing again is participating in another one of the runs held in Toronto this summer, but also getting back into action for the Sporting Life 10K Run next year.

Join me?

pG.

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque + Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask || Week 2 || Day 5 

I’m a little late with this post, and for that I am terribly sorry!

Now let’s not waste any time and get right into Day 5 of The 7 Day Mask Challenge. I preach it regularly and I have throughout this challenge already, I LOVE Multi-Masking. Being able to use multiple masks in one session and benefit from the results of multiple active ingredients simultaneously is a great way to maximize on time, and usage. For Day 3 I chose to speak about my favourite combo and now we’ll talk a little more about my second go-to.

Deep pore cleansing is extremely important at keeping our pores minimized and sebum levels low, limiting the possibility of a breakout. And who likes breakouts?

However sometimes we may find that a deep pore cleansing mask may be slightly drying, but that doesn’t mean that all are. Regardless it certainly doesn’t hurt to re-hydrate and re-fresh the skin afterwards, which is why I use a combo of…

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Here’s what the retailers have to say:

  • Formulated with Amazonian White Clay to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins from clogged pores,
  • The addition of Oatmeal and Aloe Vera helps to soothe.

Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque

From the manafacturers:

  • Lightweight gel mask formulated with hand-picked Calendula Flower Petals and Aloe Vera bursts into a refreshing surge of cooling hydration,
  • Upon application, dry skin is instantly hydrated and smoothed,
  • Whith continued use skin is revitalized for a healthy looking complexion.

If you’ve been following along with some of my mask posts you should definitely know how much I LOVE my Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque. I’ve mentioned how great of an addition it is to any Multi-Masking combo and even on its own as a refreshing treatment. It literally softens, hydrates and smoothes the skin with an insanely addictive Sweet Lemon smell. 

Now despite my love for the above, let’s talk a little of the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque now instead.

I said earlier that some deep pore cleansing masques dry-out the skin and that is one thing I do not find I experience when using the Kiehl’s mask. I love how clean and purified my skin looks post-usage, and how nicely the rest of my routine absorbs into my skin once I’ve washed it off. Despite it not being drying I would NOT suggest a deep pore cleansing mask like this one to someone who suffers from dry skin.

However if you are on the oiler side and prone to larger pores and/or blemishes, the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque is certainly a sure-winner for your cause.

Unlike my week with Sheet Masks, as I begin to near the end of my week with Professional Masks I’ve noticed no negative changes in my skin but only positive ones. With Sheet Masks I had noticed a few random blemishes that had left me feeling uncomfortable and it was 100% a cause of overnourishment. So far these results reiterate Professional Masks being more appropriate for a normal-oily skin type…

… and I’m okay with that.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with another one of my favourite overnight masks, until then…

Stay Cleansed,

pG.

* the thoughts and opinions shared in this piece belong to the publisher and publisher alone, with no ties to third-party corporation.

The 7 Day Mask Challenge || Week One || Day 3

Well I’m almost halfway through the first week of the two week challenge I bestowed upon myself, The 7 Day Mask Challenges.

Week One consists of Sheet Masks and Sheet Masks only, while Week Two will consist of just Professional Masks alone. Incase you’re just tuning in now…

Last night I dabbled with the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Rice Mask that claims to be moisturizing and complexion enhancing, it was the latter that sold me on it. Also, I haven’t ever really tried anything with a Rice content before.

To prepare my skin I cleansed with my Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and did a little exfoliating with the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator. Exfoliating is one thing I’m being sure to keep consistent with during this challenge to ensure that I don’t create and build-up or clogging where I may not want it.

I did mention that this could either go one of two ways for my skin, because it often doesn’t benefit to overload the skin with moisture so consistently. However to avoid this even moreso it helps to piece together a solid mask schedule before diving into a week straight of them.

For now, let’s get back to the…

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Rice Mask

I had been eyeing this one down for a little while now and decided that The 7 Day Mask Challenge would be a good time to give it a go.

Retailer Description:

  • Authentic face mask made with fresh Rice ingredients to moisturize the skin,
  • Jeju Green Complex consists of Green Tea, Tangerine, Cactus, Camellia Leaves and Orchids,
  • A triple layer sheet for complete adherence and long-lasting effects,
  • Clinical Test completed: moisture level in the skin increased by 125% after using product.

Alright so before going ANY further I want to touch on the last claim in the above list made by the retailer. I’m not going to agree nor disagree, however I am going to say be mindful of claims like this. I mean, who wants skin that’s 25% more moisturized than what the skin can truly handle?

Anways, after preparing my skin I placed the mask on for 15 minutes and let it get to work, and it was an enjoyably comfortable 15 minutes at that. The mask itself wasn’t too wet in product and it fit the face quite well, it began to almost tighten too. At moments I felt my skin tightening with the mask and I imagine that was a factor of Rice being in the formula. It wasn’t a product of dehydration either, something was definitely taking its course in my skin.

Once I removed the mask I payed notice to the radiance my skin had obtained, and the overall enhanced glow that it had been given by the Jeju Complex. I let it dry for a few moments, after patting it of course, as per normal and then went on with the remainder of my nightly routine.

Would I try the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Rice Mask again?

Absolutely, it was refreshing and inexpensive all together.

Would I recommend it?

Sure, there’s no harm in healthy, comfortable moisture.

Overall I would give this Sheet Mask a 3/5 stars in its category.

Now that I’m halway through I’ll be detoxing my skin with the Dewytree Detox Black Mask to pull any unnecessary sebum and debris out of my pores, before going forward with the rest of my 7 Day Challenge Schedule.

Catch ya tomorrow?

Stay Fresh,

pG. =D

The 7 Day Mask Challenge || Week One || Day 2

Yesterday I shared my experience with the SNP Charcoal Mineral Black Ampoule Mask and my positive results overall. Right after posting that I went on to my Day 2 Sheet Mask, the Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask.

The mask itself is obviously much different from the one that I did the night before, in the sense that it’s more hydrating than pore tightening. The reason for the change in benefit is because you never want to over-nourish OR over-stimulate the skin with products offering the same results, on back to back days anyways.

That being said I began Day 1 with pore tightening and followed with the hydrating mask to offer a balance in the skin, before going at Day 3 of The 7 Day Mask Challenge.

Let’s take a look at Day 2’s mask choice…

Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask

Retailer’s description:

  • Low-irritant mask made of breathable o.2mm air sheet,
  • Contains Hyaluronic Acid,
  • Provides intense moisture and smoothness to skin.

Personally I’m often drawn to products that use Hyaluronic Acid in their formulation because my skin drinks it like I drink water. I usually have a lot of dehydration in my skin due to wearing makeup and a filthy addiction (that I’m slowly kicking), so the HA really does wonders for carrying that H2O back into my skin. 

The mask itself was drenched in the Hyaluronic Acid formula and at moments it may have felt slightly uncomfortable, like the drops of serum dripping down my neck for example. I’ll definitely take note of this when using any Etude House mask in the future. Regardless I kept it on for 15 minutes in total to ensure that I was going to see the right end result, being smoother skin and more hydrated skin.

And are those are the results I felt, saw?

Yes they were, definitely. Although there was no DRASTIC change in the quality of my skin post-usage it definitely felt nourished and soft, which all of us can potentially benefit from.

Would I run to the store to pick this up?

Probably not, there’s other masks on the market that I’d rather try instead.

Overall I give the Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask a 2/5 stars for Sheet Masks.

Tonight I’ll be indulging in my third mask of The 7 Day Mask Challenge, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a follow-up post.

For now, leave a comment with what hydrating Sheet Masks you use in your routine.

Hydrating is key,

pG.

Why I LOVE Thank You Toronto so Much.

Yes it’s true, I have a deep and undying love for the Toronto brand, Thank You Toronto.

About two or so years ago I was introduced to the brand at the closing of Guvernment Entertainment Complex when Deadmau5 played us a special set. Fact, I was a club kid for a while.

Two of my favourite DJ’s and Resident DJ’s of Guvernment, Manzone & Strong, were wearing hats with Thank You Toronto enscribed on the front; as a hat enthusiast I was in love at a first glance. I later went on to do some more research about the hats I had seen and I was eager to get my hands on my after browsing www.thankyoutoronto.com.

The brand started as merely an Instagram account with some awesome photos of Toronto, giving exposure to local photographers. As the Instagram account grew, founder Neil Wong decided it was time to release a product paying homage to the city.

And so, the hats were born…

Now besides Manzone & Strong wearing the Thank You Toronto hat there’s been a few other celebrities who have supported the brand too, like actor Jon Paul ‘Piques’ and the DJ Hardwell. Even some local sportstars like Kevin Pillar and Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays have shown their appreciation; and maybe that’s beacause Thank You Toronto has great philanthropy attached to its business on top of retailing top-notch merchandise.
Each item purchased from www.thankyoutoronto.com provides a meal for a person in need.

How cool is that? I get an awesome hat that I’ll never stop wearing until my dog chews to bits…

*cough*

… and a person in need gets fed a meal. It shouldn’t surprise you now knowing that, that Thank You Toronto has a large following of about 60K on Instagram and it continues to grow.

@ThankYouToronto

There’s so much to be impressed with by the brand, even the list of items they retail has grown quite beautifully too.

Here’s a few of the things you can purchase on http://www.thankyoutoronto.com:

  • Socks,
  • Hats,
  • TShirts & Tanks,
  • Bags,
  • Accessories.

Now you may understand why you’ll catch me wearing one of my few Thank You Toronto hats so frequently or even why I talk about the brand so much. The merchandise, kindness and overall growth of Thank You Toronto makes it admirable for eons to come.

Let me know what your thoughts on Thank You Toronto are, whether this is your first introduction or you’re already in the loop…

Remember it’s alway easier to take than give,

pG.

The 7 Day Mask Challenge || Week One || Sheet Masks

Alright friends, the race is on.

My most recent blog Sheet Masks vs. Professional Masks || What’s the Difference Anyways?, talks about some of the similarities and differences between both types of masking. Personally I swing between both types throughout the week but as I was writing I thought to myself, what would 7 days straight of one type of masking (using a different mask every night) do for my skin?

… and so The 7 Day Mask Challenges was my decision to put myself, and skin, to the test to really dive into the different results produced by the two types of masks.

Week One is designated to the use of Sheet Masks and Week Two is dedicated to the use of my Professional Masks.

After each mask use I’ll post a blog about the mask, my thoughts and the results; with photos to document as well.

Week One’s Schedule:

  • 04/29/17: SNP Charcoal Mineral Black Ampuple Mask,
  • 04/30/17: Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask,
  • 05/01/17: Innisfree Rice Mask,
  • 05/02/17: Dewy Tree Deep Detox Black Mask,
  • 05/03/17: Innisfree Manuka Honey Mask,
  • 05/04/17: Etude House Pearl Mask,
  • 05/05/17: Innisfree Pomegranate Mask.

I’ll be starting the challenge this evening and I’m both excited and nervous as my skin is in top-notch condition, and the results of this challenge can only go one of two ways.

So, here’s to broadening our horizons…

pG. =D

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@itspetergrande

Sheet Masks vs. Professional Masks || What’s the Difference Anyways?

Well despite the obvious peeling off versus washing off, there are a few things that both types of masks can and can’t do in comparison to eachother. There’s certainly types of skin that can benefit from both forms of masking but there are also skin types that may find one type of masking more appropriate over the other. In order to understand the similarities and differences a little better, let’s break down some of the key points.

Firstly, both types of masks are capable of offering benefits like the ones below:

  • Hydrating,
  • Brightening,
  • Pore Minimizing,
  • Tightening & Firming,
  • Soothing.

As we can see there are many similarities in the benefits that can be found in both types of masks, pending on which you chose to use. Although on the contrary, let’s dive into what the primary differences are between both types of masks.

Sheet Masks differ in ways such as:

  • The application is seemless in the sense that it requires the application of a single sheet with designated cut-outs for the eyes, nose and lips,
  • Sheet Masks are a one-time use and may not be as cost effective as Professional Masks,
  • These masks are not designed for Acne-Prone or Oily Skin for the reason that they could increase the presence of bacteria on the skin,
  • They are not meant for every day use,
  • Sheet Masks cannot be multi-masked due to their serum-based nature.

Professional Masks differ in ways like:

  • The application is a more tedious process and may require an applicator as well as some additional time,
  • The mask requires time to be washed off and some may be a little more challenging to remove,
  • Professional Masks have the ability to be deeper cleansing due to their formulations and ability to pull dirt and debris from the actual pore (making them more suitable for an Acne-Prone or Oily Skin type),
  • Professional Masks may also be kept on overnight if allowed, providing optimal hydration from masks offering this benefit,
  • These masks have the ability to be used more than once,
  • These types of masks can be used daily if advised by a professional,
  • Professional Masks make great tools when multi-masking.

So what’s the bottom line here?

That depends on you, your skin type AND concerns.

I preach it regularly, as many of us do, the landscape of our skin is all so varied and different because of things like genetics and even where we live. However it seems as though Professional Masks are can be manafactured to suit all/any skin types, whereas Sheet Masks may be more beneficial to a niche customer.

… but there’s nothing wrong with giving both a try.

To test the waters I’m going to propose a challenge for myself, the 7 Day Mask Challenges.

Week One will consist of a week of Sheet Masks and Week Two will consist of a week of Professional Masks.

I want YOU to take the challenge with me and tell me,

  1. What masks will you use?
  2. How do you plan to schedule your usage?
  3. Which masks did you find benefited your skin more? and Why?

Comment below or email your answers to…

itspetergrande@gmail.com

I’ll be back shortly with my starting post and what my 7 Sheet Masks I’ll be using will be, once I’ve visited my local M Brand Shop and carefully thought this out.

Consider yourself challenged,

pG.

F+O || Style Plan || Round One 

I recently tossed-up a blog about Style Plan, the new service that Frank and Oak launched not too long ago; and how incredible personalized and innovative it truly is. I even shared a link that saves you $30.00 CAD from the $89.00 CAD monthly fee, for your first month, a link that Frank and Oak generously provided me with. If you haven’t done-so yet here’s a few reasons why you should sign up for, or at least consider, Style Plan:

  1. Automatic billing means that the $89.00 CAD monthly fee is automatically charged and your purchasing tokens replenished with no work required (with the option to pause or cancel the service at any time),
  2. Style recommendations are made and each shopping experience is personalized to each individual who shops through Style Plan,
  3. Your order is shipped right your doorstep without the hastle of needing to physically visit a store (returns can be easily and freely made at the courtesy of Frank and Oak).

I personally just received my first order last week and I promised to curate a post about my thoughts on my pieces. Using the 5 tokens alotted to me within my first month I ordered 3 shirts that I fell absolutely in love with at first sight. Not only do they visually suit my style preferences, but now that I’ve had the chance to try them on I’m head over heels.

Let’s go through each shirt together and take a look at how they fit into my wardrobe, shall we?

The Melon-Print Poplin Cotton Shirt

I’m truly a sucker for any fun and/or cute print so when I set my eyes on this snazzy gold in the form of cotton, I didn’t resist. I’m an admirer of the quality of cotton that was used to manafacture the shirt, it’s extremely comfy and sits well on my slender build. The long sleeves also make it great for a summers’ evening soirée or even just a night out on the town with some friends.

I’d pair this with a lightly washed out denim pant in black or grey, or even with a fresh khaki. If I do wear shorts with my Mellon-Print I’ll be going with a white or navy blue that’s been cut at around the knees or slightly higher, and most likely incorporating a black or brown belt depending on my shoe choice (most likely a white or brown.

The Crewneck Pocket T-Shirt in Black 

Let’s be real, even though it’s a simple design it’s true that every wardrobe benefits from a Crewneck. Not only is it a 100% Cotton make but the addition of the pocket in the design had me in favour of this piece, opposed to something similar that you may find at a store like H&M. I do love the way that the sleeves fall off my shoulders in comparison to other Crewnecks that either fit too small or too large, with no in-between.

You would catch me wearing this shirt to work for a more casual look. You may also see me pairing this Crewneck as an undershirt with a red, green or plaid long-sleeve shirt.

The best thing about black is that it pairs seemlessly with almost any other colour; and I see a lot of denim in this specific Crewnecks’ future.

The Jasper Oxford Short-Sleeve Shirt in Light Blue

Back in January when I took my first dive into Frank and Oak I ordered the Jasper Oxford Shirt in White and I haven’t been able to stop wearing it. It’s a shirt that I’ve grown to love so when I discovered the Short-Sleeve in Light Blue, I hit the select button and added it to my basket instantly.

My favourite pairing for this piece is with a dark denim and a black boot, and leaving the shirt either fully OR partly untucked. I also see this fitting well with a white, navy-blue or khaki short throughout the summer; tucked in with a black or brown belt.

I greatly enjoy the way the Jasper Oxford Short-Sleeve Shirt in Light Blue fits, especially at the shoulders.

Needless to say the Summer wardrobe that I anticipated is falling into place rather nicely, thanks to the innovations and stylings of Frank and Oak. The quality, affordability and their commitment to the consistently perfect customer experience makes Frank and Oak my go-to store for any apparel.

Soon enough I’ll be ordering my second stock from Style Plan, and I’ll be back shortly after receiving it to brag about another great Frank and Oak haul.

Here’s a link to the $30.00 CAD off of your FIRST MONTH, special invite. Incase I peaked your interest…

CLICK HERE 

Stay Swaggin’,

Peter. =D 

Refine and Relaod || Taking Care on Easter Weekend 

Chocolate, liquor and the gathering of family makes for a great Holiday Weekend at any given point of the year. In fact most of us look forward to getting together with our beloved friends and family members to kick-back and indulge in some of lifes’ treats. With that being said our bodies can be reactive to some of the things that we end up injesting, whether that be visibles signs of dehydration from the excessive drinking or bloating from all the sweets ‘n’ treats.

How unflattering… can we all agree?

As we nod our heads in agreement I want to point out that I too indulge on Holiday Weekends, especially at Easter, and while doing so make sure to follow-up with the appropriate post-party routine. This ensures that my skin stays top-notch and yours can too, with the proper tools and time needed.

Today we’re going to focus on how to Refine and Relaod the face; through deep exfoliation and a boost of hydration.

Drinking alcohol is a known cause of dehydration that effects not only the face but the entire body as well. I’ve mentioned before in a video that Rosacea is sometimes also an outcome of the overconsumption of alcohol, although not all the time as there are other causes too. Signs of dehydrated skin include dull looking skin, rougher textures and also the appearance of superficial/fine lines (don’t be fooled, they aren’t wrinkles… yet).

Consuming large amounts of sweets ‘n’ treats that are high in sugar is not only an attack on our body’s healthy, but also the quality of our skin. When we injest highly-glycemic foods we are creating a surge in our insulin levels which creates inflammation in the skin. This inflammation produces enzymes that break down Collagen and Elastin, responsible for maintaining our skins’ suppleness and firmness. What happens next is the appearance of wrinkles as well as saggy-looking skin; and then it all goes down hill from there. Or so they say.

I don’t mean to scare you into corner and I’m not here to convince you to drop the goodies for good. Rather let’s take a look at a simple process that we can use to help Refine and Reload the skin after a weekend of the good stuff.

I would suggest the following process during the middle of our long weekend festivities or at the end, and here’s what we’re going to need: 

  1. Cleanser,
  2. Toner,
  3. Super-refined exfoliator,
  4. Hydrating masque (I suggest an overnight masque),
  5. Masque brush (opptional).

I prefer to use the following products when executing the Refine and Reload process:

Here’s what we’re going to do now that we’re prepared (try to execute the process 30-60 minutes before bed for ample drying time):

  1. Cleanse the skin thoroughly,
  2. Exfoliate with your preferred exfoliator (and be sure to apply the correct amount of pressure for a realistic duration of time, or as directed by the manafacturer or the product),
  3. Tone your skin before applying the masque,
  4. With your Masque Applicator apppy a generous amount of the Hydrating Masque that you have chosen to use.
  5. Allow the masque to dry and dab off the excess.

Now take three deep breaths and feel the appreciation for yourself flow through you.

If using a sleeping masque then it us definitely in our best interest to sleep with it on ALL NIGHT and go about your usual AM routine like you normally would, the following morning. The results after Refining and Reloading should be smoother, softer, radiant and plump skin that has successfully combatted the effects of an indulgent weekend.

Give yourself a pat on the back, good work has been done here today.

This process can be used time and time again to defend against the elements that are either a result of over-indulging, or even natural causes. It is one of my go-to processes that I commit to at least once a week regularly, if not twice.

Keep in mind that using products that contain Sodium Hyaluronate or Hyaluronic Acid, such as the Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask, will flood the skin with the hydration when most appropriate. This is truly another great slowing mechanism to assist in the slowing of the process of aging, in my opinion anyways.

Let me know what you think of the Refine and Reload process, and how it has helped change YOUR SKIN for the bettet.

Keep Hydrated,

pG.

* The views and opinions expressed above are a result of both personal preference as well as experience, and in no way belong to any relatable Third Party.