I haven’t owned a single thing with pom poms on it since I was a kid, but something about this dress lured me in. I don’t know if it’s the fun bell sleeves or festive details, but this summer dress gets questions from strangers when I wear it. Where did you get it? (Right here.) How much was it? (Under $27.) Would it look cute with flat, ankle lace-up sandals? (Yes!)
Pom poms are everywhere this summer, too! I originally planned on wear those super cute lace up flat pom sandals with this dress, but decided to pair it with classic staples instead of going all-out trendy. The dress is noisy enough; keeping my jewelry, shoes and purse simple was the way to go.
Now, let’s chat briefly about how to get rid of clogged pores in this summer heat. Sweat, makeup, bacteria…it’s all piling up day after day. I love to use my Foreo to deep clean my skin when removing my makeup every night, but sometimes I feel like I need something even deeper for those hard to reach pores. When I had a chance to try L’Oréal’s new Pure Clay Masks, it was love at first clay. There are three different versions:Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask (green), Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask (black), and Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask (orange). Let me say this first: they ALL smell amazing. The texture and feel of the clay on my face felt like high-end spa quality, and each formula actually DOES what it says it will do! Don’t just take my word for it…check out hundreds of glowing reviews on their website.
I’ll rank them in order of preference and why:
- The Pure Clay Mask Exfoliating and Refining Treatment– If you have deeply clogged pores, this is the mask for you. It digs deep and cleans out everything, even the stuff you didn’t know was in there! It leaves your skin feeling super soft, and clears up any rough patches you might have. (I tend to get one on my chin.) A little goes a long way, so don’t get too much product on your fingers. Only takes 10 minutes to work wonders!
- Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask-This charcoal mask is perfect for pesky blackheads. It brings them all to the surface and easy to extract. Your skin will feel tighter, but not so tight it’s uncomfortable. Some people said this mask made their dark spots look brighter, too.
- Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask– the eucalyptus scent is really nice, and the mask gives your face a tingly feeling. Although I didn’t feel as if my pores were necessarily extra clean, the texture of my skin felt smoother and softer immediately after washing it off. This seems like a great one to start with if you have sensitive skin.
That’s it for today! Hope you enjoy the poms and try out the masks. You’ll love them.
Photography: S. Jackson