All posts tagged: face masks

Review: NARUKO Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask

Hello everyone! Today, I’m back with something a little different from my usual posts. Traditionally, I do not write reviews. Maybe some concise reviews here and there as part of a collective haul/empties/you-name-it post but never have I written a detailed, individual review. Well, I guess this is the start of something new! Originally, I had planned to post a collection of first impressions relating back to my quite recent YesStyle Haul on my Instagram but as I started writing about the first product in my drafts, I had more than enough to say – in other words, it was getting lengthy. Thus, I decided it was best to type up a full-size review because believe me – this product deserves more than a first impressions glance! For reference, I have combination/oily skin that can have a tendency to be dehydrated. Let’s begin shall we? What is it? It’s a box of 10 sheet masks, designed to help skin replenish hydration intensely so that dull, tired-looking skin becomes radiant again. How much does it cost? …

March Monthly Favourites ft. Clinique, Zara + Eucerin!

Hello everyone! It feels like forever since I last did a monthly favourites for some reason. Maybe it’s because this month feels extra long even though it’s been eventful! As some of you may know, I went to Rome for a few days mid-March which was fantastic although funnily enough, that feels like a time away now. (Check out my previous post on it here and here.) What have you been up to? The season is finally changing and I can’t wait to wear more Spring-appropriate clothes. (I just come back from shopping actually!) But for now, check out my recent favourites that is welcoming Spring with a bang! Featured in this post:  Zara Woman Jeans (1975 Ripped Mid-Rise Jeans and Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans) Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil Clinique Moisture Surge Earth Therapeutics Brightening Black Pearl Mask Eucerin Mattifying Sun Fluid SPF 50+ LUSH Ultrabland MAC Lipstick in Fanfare (Cremesheen Finish) Zara Woman Jeans (1975 Ripped Mid-Rise Jeans and Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans): Okay. So I suppose a pair of jeans or two aren’t that …

3 K-Beauty Sheet Masks You Need To Know About (+ Try!)

I remember when I was younger – in my teens and on my family trips back to Hong Kong for the summer, I would buy and try out Asian skincare and even some less well-known Western skincare brands. This was way before online shopping was considered a) secure and b) extremely convenient. If you have family or even friends, who quite regularly go back ‘home’ or at least to their relatives’ motherland, then you may know about asking them to help buy you some skincare as a souvenir (yes, it’s a thing!). Flip to the present, and you’re able to online-shop these products – whether they are necessarily cheaper is another story but the heart always wants what it wants. I have had one shopping experience on YesStyle and a few on Ebay regarding Korean skincare…but shipping time can be as long as two weeks. Now I’m happy to share that this might change very soon (my UK readers, I’m looking at you) because I actually bought a few K-beauty goodies at TK Maxx. Featured in this post:  The …

The Beauty Clean-Up #2 (empties)

Collecting empties is like collecting trash, isn’t it? You laugh but isn’t it just true! It has become even realer now that I have a shoe box to accumulate the ‘trash’ within otherwise my room just looks strangely cluttered. Instead, I have an organised mess which looks a tad bit more presentable and easier to maintain. As such, I’ve collected a certain amount and would very gladly dispose of them…but only after I kindly talk to you about them first! Click here to see my first edition which I really enjoyed making. + Would repurchase – Will not bother again = Neutral/Indifferent – Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo with Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter – Dove Daily Moisture 2 in 1 with Pro-Moisture Complex + YesTo Carrots Nourishing Shampoo + YesTo Carrots Pampering Conditioner + Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ – Lancome Genifique Youth Activator = BareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion (sample) = Premium Dr. Althea Water Glow Skin Renewal Hydrogel Mask + My Beauty Diary Face Masks in ‘Hyaluronic Acid’ and ‘Aloe’ = Innisfree Capsule …

My Current Treatments Routine

Due to the weather change, in the last month I have been more pro-active in keeping the hydration levels of my skin up. Although I have combination/oily skin, I think the same can be said for everyone else that there comes a time when our skin is more vulnerable than normal. A lot of the time (regardless of if your skin is dry/oily/sensitive), we are guilty of suffering from dehydration which causes a skin imbalance. Once that problem gets out of control, more problems seem to arise. Red alert. This is where treatments come in handy! (Ironically, it is super windy outside. Strong winds can be harsh on our skin and blow out any moisture therefore ideally, it needs to be treated.) Here are the featured items that I’m going to be talking about in this post:  Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Wash Scrub and Mask The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Scrub Mask (discontinued) The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips My Scheming Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon …