Mask Monday:: Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask

I received this mask in a birchbox and after it was sitting in my bathroom for oh I don’t know a good nine months I decided I should give it a try.


What It Is: A firming clay facial mask with tea leaves.

What It Does: Leaves skin firmer and brighter.

Key Ingredients: Green, White and Black Tea Leave Extracts and Kaolin Clay.

How it Looks/Feels/Smells: This has a bit of gritty texture and the leaves remind me of the Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment.  It has a nice fresh scent and it does make my face tingle (which I like 🙂 )

Why I Like It/Don’t Like It: This reminds me of a glamglow mask and I do think that it made my skin look brighter as soon as it was removed.  It is a middle of the road for pricing (more then drugstore but less expensive then glamglow)


$12.00 on both Birchbox and the Royal Apothic Website 

Birchbox December 2014


I love how sometimes Birchbox adds a little something extra to your name… How cute is that?!

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And I love love love the box this month!

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Borghese Splendore Brightening Makeup–

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Birchbox Says: Light Diffusing liquid shimmer that veils imperfections and leaves a gorgeous glow.

Lara Says: This looks similar to benefits High Beam, I’m interested to compare them.  and this is a generous sample size!

Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24 Hr Mascara–



Birchbox Says: With its unique sculpting brush, this long-lasting formula gives lashes a dramatic lift.

Lara Says: You know I love me some mascara so I’m excited to give this a go and I’ll be sure to let you know the results. 

Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask–

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Birchbox Says: Made with antioxidant-rich tea, this mask firms and brightens skin in just eight minutes.

Lara Says: Yay! A face mask I can write a review on… 🙂 

Rusk Texture Spray–

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Birchbox Says: This medium hold spray gives any hair volume and shape— while keeping its natural bounce.

Lara Says:  I equally want to try this product and not try it. Why? I want to know what the fuss is (This is probably one of the most talked about hair products of the year) and I also don’t want to try it in case I like because of with the price tag involved… Is ignorance bliss?  Who knows… 

SeaRX Anti-Wrinkle Facial Lift Treatment Serum–



Birchbox Says: With Dead Sea minerals and potent hydrators, this formula fights wrinkles and fine lines.

Lara Says: I’ve noticed some lines this year.. EEKK… Now I’m all about getting them tighter and preventing new ones so this shall be given a fair shot. 

 My Birchbox this month is worth $54.63 Merry Christmas to me! 

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Ok so if you are not on board with Birchbox what are you waiting for?!  One of the reasons I keep coming back to Birchbox is their points system where you use your points to buy products in the Shop. You can get points a few different ways: One is by referring people (50 points),  buying products in the shop (1 point for every $1 spent), and by reviewing the products you received in your box (10 points for each review).  And… 100 points=$10.  So with a little math you can see that if you review all your products every month, you will get, on average, $5 in points a month.  I like to look at that as getting my box for half price!