Over the last 6 months, I have really started getting into face masks. I'm not much of a bath-taker, so for me, a rich, luxurious mask is a great way to feel like I'm pampering myself and doing that little something extra to feel relaxed. For this reason, I was really excited to get a face mask to try in my most recent Influenster VoxBox, but as you may remember, I wasn't blown away by it and I clearly mentioned that in my blog post about the box. So when the company that had provided me with that particular face mask -- Montagne Jeunesse -- offered to send me some additional face masks to try AND sponsor a giveaway for the readers of my blog, I was super impressed. To me this really showed that the company cares about their customers, wants them to be satisfied, and wants to find something that works for them, rather than letting them judge an entire company or line by one product.
A few weeks later I had received an awesome sample pack of 5 face masks to try out --the anti-stress cucumber peel-off masque, the crushed spearmint tea tree pore cleaning facial, the crushed raspberry fruit smoothie masque, the hot chocolate self-heating face masque and the apricot scrub. And just so I'm being super clear, Montagne Jeunesse NEVER said that I had to provide a good review of their product in exchange for receiving these samples, nor did they say that I had to write a good review in exchange for the giveaway. So please know that all opinions that I share are true and mine alone.
In the two weeks since I received the sample pack, I've had a chance to use the hot chocolate masque and the apricot scrub, and I have absolutely loved them both. I am a chocolate FIEND so naturally the chocolate masque was the first that I wanted to try, and literally guys, it smells and feels like you are smearing your face with rich, creamy chocolate. It took all the will power I had to not want to eat the entire thing (that and the fact that it isn't actually edible, of course!). The masque had a faint hint of orange scent to it, but it wasn't overwhelming. And it self-heats as you apply it to your face, which feels wonderful, especially up here in the northeast where it's still pretty cold from winter. I left the mask on for about 15 minutes and it didn't get hard and crunchy like some masks do, but rather stayed pretty soft and smooth and was easy to rinse off with warm water. Afterward my face felt so smooth, refreshed and soft. Remember, I didn't actually like the first mask that I tried from this brand, so now I was 1 for 1 and curious to see what I'd think of the next product.
In all honesty, I really loved the apricot scrub too. For this mask, you were supposed to cleanse your face and then apply the scrub, massaging your skin as you go, before letting it sit for 10-15 minutes. The scent was deliciously fresh and fruity, but I will say that the exfoliating beads were moderately intense, so if you don't like that, you'd probably want to stay away from this one. I didn't feel like it was too rough or scratchy on my skin -- rather I liked the exfoliating power -- but if you are looking for a simple, very gentle scrub I wouldn't recommend this one. After about 10-15 minutes this one did harden on my face, but it was still really easy to rinse off with warm water. My favorite thing about this mask was just how much my skin glowed after I dried it off! It wasn't oily, but just looked so fresh and clean, the pores around my nose and cheeks looked visibly smaller (I have huge pores there) and when I applied my moisturizer you could just tell that my skin was soaking it up so much better.
I must admit that so far, this brand is converting me from a naysayer into a fan, and although I still want to try more products from them, I already know that I'd love to repurchase the chocolate mask for those special occasions, and maybe even include them in gift packs for friends in the future. At only about $2-$3 per mask, these babies are SO affordable and because they are individually packaged, you have the opportunity to try lots of different varieties instead of spending $20-$30 on just one type to use for a long time.
Now here's your chance to win a sample pack of 5 Montagne Jeunesse face masks of your own! Here are the rules to enter the giveaway:
- Use the widget below to enter the contest, either by entering your email address or connecting with your Facebook account!
- Leave a non-anonymous comment on this blog post telling me why you want to win this giveaway!
- Use the widget to like Montagne Jeunesse's US Facebook page
- You'll receive extra entries for Tweeting about the giveaway, but this is completely optional :)
- You MUST be 18 years of age or have your parent's permission to enter the giveaway. Giveaway is open to residents in the United States and Canada only.
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The giveaway will be open for 2 weeks and once it closes, the winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours. I will also reply to your comment on this blog stating that you are the winner as an extra verification step so you feel secure. GOOD LUCK and feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions! :)
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