Etude House’s Pomegranate Mask Review

 

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“This mask sheet contains pomegranate extract (Punica Granatum fruit Extract) full of Estrogen and various minerals, providing smoothing and firming care to dull and lifeless skin.”

Directions:

  1. Apply toner to skin after cleansing
  2. Remove mask from pouch and apply to face, placing mask to fit eye and lip area
  3. Remove mask after 15 – 20 minutes and lightly massage remaining solution into skin with hands.

My thoughts?
If you have read my blog, you will know I am a big fan of Etude House.  I love their packaging and how cute and pretty their products always look.  When opening the packet, it wasn’t as drenched with goodness compared to other masks.  After removing the mask, my face is VERY MOIST.  But…not soft. It’s like…kinda sticky…..which yes, I know will go away when I go to sleep and wake up the next morning.  Ew…i don’t like the feeling.  Hoping the other masks will not be the same as the pomegranate one!  Woke up with no more sticky face, but hydrated and soft skin.   For me – not worth sleeping with sticky skin when there are other masks that don’t have this effect!

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Tony Moly ‘s Panda’s Dream Eye Patch Review

 

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Description:

  • 2 sheets in one package
  • The under eye patch is designed to vitalize the skin around eyes that appear dark and dull due to various elements.
  • Tear open and apply to the eyes area, Leave on for 10 ~ 20 minutes and the remove.

 

 

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As cute as the packaging and eye patches are….  I used this product several times and honestly do not see or feel a difference 😦  Besides the fact that my eyes feel rested and refreshed….that’s it!

I would like to think my eye circles as black as most people  – so maybe that could be a factor too! LOL.

But there you have it folks! 😛

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Tony Moly: Floria Nutra – Energy Mask Sheet With Argan Oil Review

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Tony Moly’s  Floria Nutra – Energy Mask Sheet With Argan Oil

I was trying to find some “official” description and method of using, but…I couldn’t find this on the web.  Strange!

Also, just to note, I have been getting tons of this mask as a sample gift for purchasing stuff at Tony Moly, so no idea how much it costs.

The mask is pretty good.  The sheet fit around my face perfectly, and I left it on for 20 minutes.  Usually, I do put it longer but decided to take it off a bit earlier as I was dead tired and ready for bed.  The mask was soaked in tons of serum and goodies and was totally dripping down my neck.  After removal, there was still a thin layer of goo.  My face also seemed “lighter” in color and “firmer”, which lasted for about the next morning and thats it.  Went to sleep and woke up with nice soft skin.

Not sure if I would purposely purchase this mask, as I still think My Diary Masks seem to do more justice for me.

 

 

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Sasatinnie – Q10 Anti-oxidant Firming 3D Stretch Mask Review….NAY.

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 Introducing… Sasa’s “best seller” mask

“Q10 Anti-oxidant Firming 3D Stretch Mask “

“Sasatinnie Q10 Anti-oxidant Firming 3D Stretch Mask, making use of the newly imported 3D Diamond Pattern Stretch Mask from Japanese, provides 600 degree of elastic pressure pulling the face and neck upwards to firm skin in 11 areas, including forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, jaw, neck, etc. With anti-sagging and moisturizing essence, it effectively improves facial lines, prevents skin aging and lifts forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds and neck grain. 
Improves skin elasticity and suppleness, facilitates skin anti-oxidant effect and skin metabolism with co-enzyme Q10. Organic epilobium fleischeri extract helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines effectively. Containing snail mucus, it gives excellent skin adhesiveness and enables deep absorption. Effectively improves skin elasticity and nourish delicate skin.”

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Seriously, if you are making a product.  You just need to find a cute asian looking cartoon and slap it on to help you sell it.  HOW CAN YOU RESIST?  Or maybe I am just naive.  Pink too!!!

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6 masks in this box.($12.50 a box)

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  1. Stretch the earloops on both sides of the mask and hang them on the ears.
  2. Stretch the lower end of the mask and hang the earloops on the ears. Let the mask cover the whole chin.
  3. Gently massage the face to help essence absorption. Remove the mask after 20 minutes.

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Ingredients

 

  • 【Co-enzyme Q10】 Anti-aging, accelerate skin metabolism, reduce dry lines.
  • 【Organic epilobium fleischeri extract】 Minimize pores, improve skin tone.
  • 【Syn-ak peptides and snail protein】 Reduce appearance of wrinkles and repair skin, improve skin firmness.

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So I really liked this mask because the shape actually fully fits my face.  The ones I have used either don’t go around the chin/neck and ear or else feels way too tight (and even rips sometimes!).  I noticed that my face started to tingle and get all sensitive after 10 minutes.  Maybe allergic reaction?

Usually when I use this mask and take it off, I go to sleep right away and can see a difference if the mask is any good when I wake up.  I don’t think my face got softer or brighter …or anything!!  Just a reminder, I have gone through my fair share of different masks.  So…yes – I can tell if its a yes or no -__-“”

Summary?  Nay for me.  Great shape and fit for around the face – but not beneficial for my skin.  Not sure where the “best seller” sticker came from lol.

Nature Republic ‘s Lemon Foot & Nature Peeling Foot Mask Review…YAY!

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Warning – just before further scrolling after you read this paragraph, I am warning of nasty foot peeling pictures.  So please do not look if you are about to eat or just ate.  LOL.

I will write everything now of this amazing product so if you don’t want to see the process – you will be safe!

First heard of these korean foot products from one of my friends and I happened to walk by this korean store in Hawaii.  Nature’s Republic is a korean beauty chain brand and can be found across the states, korea and in Asia.  Sasa also carries some of their products…not so sure if they have this particular food mask – but have a search on Amazon as I have seen it on there as well.

So after you soak your feet for 60 – 90 minutes, you just wash it with lukewarm water and dry.  After a few days, you will notice your foot begins to peel.  If you are like my mom – you will use a nail filer or foot buffer and just start scrapping it off.  If you are like me…you will… probably  just peel it when ever you get a chance (in your personal private space I hope. LOL).

By the end of the week…your feet will be smooth.  No chalky and rough feet!

So yes…now you can enjoy my yucky pics.  DON’T JUDGE! LOL.

 

 

 

 

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SATYA Organic Skincare Review – great for eczema, diaper rashes, insect bites, chapped lips, dry skin, and sunburns!

 

 

 

 

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So i went to a craftsfair by BLIM and saw this interesting booth with just bottles of something called SATYA.

“Satya Organic Skin Care is a 100% USDA certified organic calendula balm. It’s a multi-purpose skin healer, ideal for eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and burns. Created using only four, top quality ingredients and handcrafted, Satya has no added fragrance, chemicals or preservatives.”

The lady put some on the back of my hand… and I was in love.

 

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The texture is kinda like petroleum jelly, but not as oily.  My hands are super dry..my feet too.

 
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Look at the after!  When I smoothed it into my skin, it ‘s so much softer and less cracked looking!  I put this on usually every night when I’m about to go sleep and my hands are definitely a lot softer.  I was reading some of their reviews and I’m super excited because I read a user put it on her daughters “chicken skin”…you know those small red bumps that are sometimes on the back of your arms?  I HAVE THAT.  And skin doctors have said its not curable.  Here is what the user said about it

This is amazing stuff! It cleared up the “chicken skin” that my daughter had on the back of her arms. Our doctor said there was nothing that would help and that she may outgrow it. Within a week of using the Satya, it was gone and has not come back. Thank you!” – Wendy B

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Super excited – going to try it now on back of arms. 😀  Been dying to get rid of those since i was a child.

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So what’s in it?

  • Organic Calendula Petals 
  • Organic Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oils
  • Organic BeesWax
  • Organic Cold Pressed Jojoba Oils

ALL ORGANIC AND NATURAL! WOO HOO!

I also have little areas of eczema and have been using it to ease the itchyness – works like a charm!  The lady also suggested to use it on my lips and I love it!  Make my lips very soft and moist – without the oily feeling.

I ‘M SUPER PROUD ALSO that this is local! 😉  But available hopefully to everyone in the world….

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$20 a bottle – check it out at their website for more info on the product itself and purchasing! They also have a small travel size for your purse ($4.50)

SATYA.CA

A.H.C. Soothing & Moisturizing Hydra B5 Soother Gift Set

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Looky at what I just got!  🙂

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This super moisturizing gift set includes 30ml of Hydra B5 Soother + 15ml of Hyaluronic Cream + 30ml of Hyaluronic Toner.

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This is my morning routine !  Wake up – clean face, use this amazing toner.  I have tried many toners, cheap and expensive ones.  But I always notice my face either feels like it’s been sucked dry from all the alcohol in the cheap toners, OR my face has a bit of a sticky touch to it.  There have been a few times (NOT RECOMMENDING YOU DO THIS) that I have just used toner and went out the house like this…  surprisingly…my face didn’t shrivel up like a prune….jkjk.  Not that extreme of course.  But my skin still felt comfortable with this.

I also use it on nights that I exfoliate.  (Exfoliate –> toner)

  • Smoothes away dry patches and flakiness while helping restore damaged skin cells.
  • Packed with natural hydrating ingredients, it conditions and refreshes skin for a fresher, more supple appearances.
  • Help clear up zits and prevent future breakouts. (super duper important)
  • Ingredients:  Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Lavender Extract

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Eeeeeeeeee!!! My fav fav fav product in the whole world.

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OK lah – I’m not gonna write about this again.  Or else you will all thing I’m so “long aired”
you can read HERE or read my quick little summary from the Beauty Mask Shop! 🙂

This little bottle does powerful things:

  • Total Hydration Care:  Vitamin B5 works as a water-binding agent, helping the maintenance of soft yet firm skin with enhanced flexibility.  Hyaluronic Acid helps to prevent aging of the skin by firming up saggy skin which is caused by dryness through deep hydration and activating the skin’s turnover cycle.
  • Repairs Skin Cells: Vitamin B5 hydrates and repairs damaged skin (good for acne).  Kava-kava (plant extract) helps to reduces the appearance of scars.
  • Soothing and Calming Effect:  Excellent anti-oxidant fights aging and soothes itchy, sensitive skin.
  • Promoting the synthesis of collagen in the skin.
  • Eliminating fat granules and fine lines around eyes.

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And then of course…after you use the toner — serum….you must follow with MOISTURIZER!

  1. Enhances moisture retention and sooth irritated skin
  2. Removes dead skin cells and makes skin soft, smooth and elastic
  3. Contains high doses of nutritive, moisturizing, and reparative substances.

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You can find this amazing set at The Beauty Mask Shop!  Really awesome trio for new and old AHC users!

  1. Complete Moisturizing System:  Increases moisture level for dry and rough skin and improves skin’s moisture retention ability for enduring softness.
  2. Strengthens and Revitalizes Skin:  Strengthens protective layer of damaged skin and provides intensive moisturizing energy to dry and fatigued skin cells suffered from enviormental polution, irregular life style, and incorrect skin management.
  3. Lasting Moisturizing Effect: Long lasting moisturizing effect alleviates skin problems such as micro wrinkles, loose skin, and coarse skin from dehydration to create firm and glossy skin.

AHC Vital C Complex Mask Review

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Another “complex” mask….JUST KIDDING !  As the weather begins to warm up, I don’t have to worry as much about locking moisture into my skin.  What I really need is to clear up my complexion which seems to be changing as I’m getting closer to heading into the 30’s.  😦  Most asian women begin to get more freckles, moles, or pigmented areas on their face.  And as I was inspecting the other day, I could see more freckles appearing! AAHHHHHHH AHHHHHH…. but there is hope…!!!!

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    • Brightening Effect:  Containing rich vitamin C from lemon extracts (50%) which lightens the dark pigments in the skin cells while preventing the dark pigments from forming at the same time.
    • Fresh Complexion:  The ingredients also improves skin metabolismand helps recovering a natural clean and clear skin tone.
    • Cooling Effect:  It provides skin with the moisture and nourishment.  Feel that healthy, renewed sensation as the cooling effect works into skin to bring back a healthy glow.
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Just like the Phyto Complex Mask – this mask had a slight brownish hue to match the package!

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30 minutes…. (PS. Don’t forget, before putting this on…you MUST WAIT TIL THE THERMOMETER STICKER TURNS GREEN!!  I ALMOST FORGOT!)

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After removing the mask and letting it dry…the craziest thing happened.  (and yes – i have no picture, because it wasn’t catching on the camera damnit)  …  MY FACE LOOKED CHALKY.  Okay, not chalky pale ghost sick white.  BUT!!!!  There was a thin layer of chalk or something on my face.  It was really weird.  I didn’t want to touch it in case so I left my skin as is as I slept.  I also noticed my skin was not hydrated like the other ones.  Not to say, it was dry – but the focus on this mask is totally just on brightening and whitening it.

I just want to point out that this is very important when you are using a certain brand for mask. If Brand ABCD has 10 different masks for 10 specific functions, you need to be able to see a difference.  But how many times have you used Brand ABCD, and every mask seems the same?!

Final conclusion, I can tell my skin has lightened by a hair, and I’m sure if I continue to use this, I will probably start to see a difference.  I am not a crazy “whitening” person for my skin so I’ll only recommend it to those who are.

Which mask suits you?

AHC’s Phyto Complex Mask – for those looking for anti-aging: fighting wrinkles, and wanting firmer skin

AHC’s Hydra Soother Mask – for those looking for PURE HYDRATION.  This is my favorite mask out of all of them.  A real must for everyone!

AHC’s Vital C Complex Mask – for those looking for brightening, and whitening their skin

You can find all these awesome masks at http://www.thebeautymaskshop.ca

PS.  Sorry non – Canadians… I’m not sure where you can find AHC 😦  It is a tricky brand to find so lucky for us!! :p

Baking Powder B.B. Deep Cleansing Foam Review from Etude House

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Sigh…look how white, and perfect her skin is.  Let’s ignore the fact that there may have been photoshop and hope we can get beautiful skin !~

Although I use a gentle cleanser (read here about what I use daily – Ettusais), it’s important to have a DEEP cleanser as you want to make sure nothing is missed (ie: stubborn makeup) every 2-3 days. Especially nowadays, BB creams are quite popular, but can be hard to remove completely.  So Etude House has made this cleanser !

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“Etude House Baking BB Powder Cleansing Foam is formulated with Baking Powder to penetrate and cleanse deep within pores to remove makeup and residues. Ideal for BB Cream removal. It is 100% Natural Fragrance, pigment free, dye-free. Baking Powder neatly cleanses makeup and wastes into the pores. ” sasa.com

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How to use it?
Pump a proper amount of Clear Cleansing Foam. Massage over face and then rinse off thoroughly.

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It feels a little bit gritty, but the foam is really soft so when you massage, you can feel the gritty baking powder scrubbing and the foam cleaning all at the same time.  Not sure how to describe the scent, but I like it!  My skin always feels very soft and clean after using this!

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You can buy this on Sasa for $12!