Product Review: Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque

Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque

Montagne Jeunesse

Chocolate Masque 

7 oz, < $2

Available at Ulta, Walmart, Kroger and other drug stores

ing: Purified water, Kaolin clay, Illite clay, Glycerin, Glyceryl stearate SE, Bentonite clay, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospemum parkii (Shea butter),  Theobroma cacao (cocoa) shell powder, Sea salt (Dead Sea salt), Aroma, Glucose, Lactoperoxidase, Citric acid, Glucose oxidase, Iron oxides.

Nourish your skin with a feast of rich and creamy delights! Rich in natural ingredients this deep cleansing chocolate mud masque will help to unblock pores, allowing impurities to be drawn out.  Coupled with the skin healing properties of Dead Sea Salt and the moisturizing benefits of Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, you will be left with renewed, re-hydrated and younger looking skin. For normal, dry and combination skin.

Taking care of my skin is very important.  At least weekly as part of my skincare regimen I deep cleanse, exfoliate and apply a mud mask.  I regularly mix up my own mask, but it is fun to try other masks available.  This mask caught my attention because it was inexpensive and a small one-time-use amount so I didn’t have to commit to an entire jar or tube.

5 Things I Like About This Product

  1. Its smells like chocolate. I actually thought about tasting it but then I came to my senses.
  2. While it is only 7 ounces, it is more than enough for a couple or three applications. I normally apply some to my face and neck and some to Lil Prince’s face as well and there is still more left in the package.
  3. The product goes on very smoothly.  The consistency is actually perfect not runny at all but not too thick that it is difficult to extract from the packaging.  It is very creamy comparable to thick body cream.
  4. It is super inexpensive. There are so many different flavors offered and I love that you could pick up a different one for every week of the month for less than $2 each.
  5. It rinses clean once dry and leaves the skin feeling tightened, balanced and hydrated.

I have used a couple different masks from this line. My personal favorite as far as overall feel is the Dead Sea Mud Pac.  An extra tip is to place the mask in the fridge before use, it will feel so good applying the cool mask to your skin. If you have any leftover mask you can push it toward the bottom of the pack, seal in a ziplock bag and place in the fridge for future use. I have left a previously opened pack in the fridge for two weeks and it was fine.  Next time you are perusing the beauty section of the drug or grocery store pick up mask and give it a try.

Camille Rose Curl Maker [Re]Launch Party

Camille Rose is [re] launching their Curl Maker product and they are celebrating with a party on InstaGram. Saturday 9/20 from 8 – 8 EST they will give away a full bottle of Curl Maker every hour! Follow them on IG @CamilleRoseNaturals and while you’re there follow me too @HereIsMySpout Camille Rose Curl Maker Launch Party


Fix Your Hair

For every one of us who have ever been told to “fix your hair” or asked “when are you going to *do* something to it” this poem is for you.  I love the passion and history with which she speak.  The closing line is my favorite: You can’t fix what was never broken.

Hair by Elizabeth Acevedo follow her on twitter @AcevedoWrites


Lupita on Sesame Street

I absolutely love Lupita Nyong’o. She can do absolutely no wrong with me. She wears her natural hair low in different cuts and styles, she carelessly flaunts her smooth brown skin and her smile is simply infectious. It makes me beam from the inside out that Black women are being seen for different types of beauty that has not been shown in the media before. Lupita Sesame Street

Lupita was on Sesame Street to talk about skin. She educated Elmo on why people, animals, and little monsters have skin. Best of all they brought up the wonderful thing about skin is that is comes in different colors.

Another one of my favs Janelle Monae tore it up on Sesame Street with ‘The Power of Yet’ song.  Yes to brown girls. Yes to positive images.

Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel Birthday SALE-bration

It has been one year since the official launch of the Jessicurl Sprialicious gel.  This product is pretty near and dear to my heart as I was chosen by Jess to help out in the early testing and development phase. Jess is just the sweetest there is and listened to the feedback from her customers that a stronger hold styling product was needed out of which Spiralicious was created. I will still affectionately refer to it as Yeti Juice.


I am wearing the gel in my hair today, cut with some aloe vera gel.  Due to the frequency of my workouts I don’t like applying a lot of product to my hair only to have to wash it out a day later, seems wasteful to me. So I have been using aloe vera gel to stand in the gap and provide some filler while still getting good results.

2 Ways to Save

Shop CurlMart for 25% off any scent of Spiralicious Gel thru 9/30. No coupon code required.

Or pick up the new QUART size of Sprialicious Gel from Jessicurl website and receive free shipping on your entire order (US only) with code SGFREE thru 9/30.

BASKing in the Truth

There have been lots of murmurs among the natural hair community about the state of company B.A.S.K.  Some worried the company was closing, others hinted at a corporate buyout and most of us feared we would need arm ourselves  to protect our stash of Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat. Well the rumors have been officially put the rest. Our beloved B.A.S.K. is rebranding.


BASK’s amazing products have been a hit in the natural hair and beauty market for years, often selling out at hair shows before the weekend is over and crashing network servers whenever a sale is posted.  The company has been growing at an alarming rate and that type of growth often results in restructuring and re-branding.

Meet BEKURA, pronounced bee-cure-ah, the new name of the specialty products line which means to be treasured.  They have promised to offer their signature products (& pricing) we have grown to love presented in new, upscale packaging. The new website (which is not up yet) will be live 10/1/14 and will be marked by a week-long celebration of new products, discounts and free deals. I am so excited, let me set my calendar reminder :)


Iyoba Organic Curl Cream

Several months back I attended the Natural Hair Freedom Brunch in Atlanta and received a gift bag with several different hair and body product samples. To be perfectly honest I am over swag bags, I don’t need any more products and I usually toss them in a bin of stuff I give away to friends and family or use on vacation.  While packing for one of my trips I wanted to take a travel size hair moisturizer with me and I grabbed Iyoba Organic Curl Cream. I had no expectations with this product; it was water based (moisturizing) and contained shea butter (sealing) and that was all I needed it to do.  After cracking this bad boy open I was presently surprised by its performance.

Iyoba organic curl cream

Iyoba Body Essentials

Organic Curl Cream

$12 / 4 oz jar

ing: spring water, irish moss, organic flax seed, oils of castor, meadowfoam seed, olive, organic shea butter, essential oils, peace and love. 

I am not a real lover of curl creams. I really only use them when twisting my hair which I have not done in months really.  My hair loves snotty mucilage gel for wash n gos and that is really where my heart lies as far as products go. We know that all curl creams are not created equal. For me to be a great curl cream it must be moisturizing, set and seal the curls, but not be too butter heavy. This Iyoba Organic Curl Cream is the stuff other curl creams aspire to be.

5 Reasons I Loved This Product

  1. It smells really good, the light sweet-citrusy smell reminds me of lemon cake but not overwhelming.
  2. It provides lasting moisture. I used this to style my hair into a puff and to put in some jumbo twists. My hair was so very soft I couldn’t stop touching it.
  3. The product seals the hair without leaving it feeling oily or coated.
  4. It has a bit of slip to it which is surprising. You can add this to dry hair after spritzing with a bit of water and lightly separate and detangle the hair.
  5. It actually defined my curls; not as well as a gel, but better than any other curl creme ever has.

I only received a small 2 ounce sample and I actually went to the website interested in ordering. The pricing had me rethinking my intentions. As much as I liked the product I am not paying $12 for 4 ounces, I will however keep an eye out for a sale.  After skimming the ingredients list I have to say the reason this product is so great is the irish moss. It is the only ingredient I have not had much experience with and I will be doing further research on products containing irish moss as well as adding it to my DIY projects and keep you posted.