Monday, 29 December 2014

REVIEW: BEYOND HIPPO PATCH

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 20: BEYOND The God of the Patches - Bye Bye to Excess Fats Firming Patch (hippo) (Korea)


This mask reminds me of those body painkiller patches, but this is actually for slimming purposes. The patch is a combination of a cotton sheet and a hydrogel sheet, and it's soaked completely in essence. Surprisingly, despite how wet it was, I was still able to stick it onto my tummy with the plaster it came with (and it didn't soak through the plaster either). It was quite late at night when I was going to put it on, and hubby asked me what I was doing. I told him I was going to do a mask, and he was shocked, because all he wanted to do was sleep. I told him it's an overnight mask, and that I would leave it on while I sleep. Guess what he said? He said "Oh, then I'm going to sleeping with a hippo tonight?!" Boo! I ignored him, and I put it on my tummy, and took it off 8 hours later. During the night, I felt my tummy was slightly itchy, but I continued to leave it on. I also woke up to go to the toilet once during the night (not sure if it's related because I seldom need the toilet during bedtime), but I was also desperate for the toilet when I woke up the next day. After I removed the patch, my tummy felt firmer and flatter, but results were only temporary. Will need to try it again to see if it's really effective, and whether the need for the toilet is related (perhaps it's losing water retention?).

Rating: 9/10

REVIEW: DD'ELL GOLD KIWI MASK

MaskGenie Mask Challenge Mask 19: DD'ell Gold Kiwi Mask (Korea)


This mask really smells like putting on a golden kiwi - so delicious! It comes with slits for the eyes, but I like to fold them down (I should've cut them out to put on the sides of my nose). The mask is quite big, and it has enough for me to wrap under my chin. My nose was not covered at all (that's why I should've cut out the slits for the eyes!). The mask, however, did make my face slightly itchy and irritable, not unbearable, just uncomfortable. It was a very moisturising mask though.

Rating: 6/10

REVIEW: DEARY EDELWEISS HYALURONIC ACID MOISTURISING INVISIBLE ELASTIC MASK

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 18: Deary Edelweiss Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Invisible Elastic Mask (Taiwan)


This mask was soaked completely in essence when I took it out of its packaging. The fitting was okay except for the nose again, as well as the hole for the eyes which was a bit small and it kept poking into the corner of my eye (that's probably what caused my eye infection). There's hardly a scent in the mask, so leaving it on for 20 minutes was easy. After removing the mask, my face felt very moisturised and soft, and it didn't leave any sticky feeling. The other complaint would be that the texture of the mask feels a bit cheap, but it's definitely better than the paper mask I got from Etude House last time.

Rating: 8/10

REVIEW: SEATREE SEATREE ART ALOE 100 MASK SHEET

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 17: Seatree Seatree Art Aloe 100 Mask Sheet (Korea)


The shape of this mask made me laugh - do I look like a panda? The holes for the eyes were really big, and only a little bit of the mask covered my nose (my nose isn't a big one either). I do usually like my masks to do something for my eyes too, especially if I don't have an eye mask on at the time, but the holes for the eyes on this mask were way too big to do that! The mask was also big enough to wrap under my chin too! Despite the funny shape, this mask was completely soaked in essence, adhered very well, and was very soothing & moisturising to my face! My skin usually becomes very dry and irritated after a day of makeup (that's why I seldom use it), but it was very relaxing with this mask on, and my face felt soft and supple again! Left a slight sticky feeling on my face afterwards though.

Rating: 8/10

REVIEW: MASKS FROM PRIMERA

Primera is Amore Pacific's most high end brand, previously only available online or via door-to-door salesmen. Primera uses natural bean oil to print out letters on their packaging to save natural resources. Primera's products are suitable even for the most sensitive of skins, including those who have eczema! I saw that they also have a line just for babies!!!

1) Primera Lift-Up Seed & Sprout Energy Mask - Sugar-Apple Seed


Material: Thick, silky cotton blend, soaked completely in essence, but unlike other masks, the essence inside this packet is white, like a creamy lotion. The mask is also not pearl white in colour, but a creamy white with small black dots on the mask (the evidence of using organic cotton). There was still a lot of essence left inside the packet for me to apply a thicker layer over my mask as well as on my neck!
Scent: Sweet, but not perfumey nor overwhelming, quite nice
Shape: The shape was okay - the hole around the eyes and mouth fitted just right, but it didn't cover the sides of my nose too well.
Effectiveness: There was still a lot of essence left on my face after removing the mask, so I massaged it into my face. It left my face very smooth, but I felt that there was a layer of something left on my skin afterwards (but I didn't wash it off). I felt that my face was very moisturised and that it had helped soothe redness and irritation (from extracting my pores).
Price: HK$18-25 per mask
Rating: 8.5/10

2) Primera Emblica Lifting Hydro Gel Mask - Indian Gooseberry Sprout



Material: Gel-type mask
Scent:
Shape: It's a 2-piece gel mask - the top part covers the forehead, eyes and nose; the bottom part covers the mouth and chin. The mask is a little small as it doesn't cover my face (the upper forehead and the jaw) entirely, the hole around the eyes and mouth is a little big, and it does not cover my nose entirely, but it was easy to put onto my face. Again, I don't really like gel-type masks, because of the slimy feeling when putting the mask onto my face!
Effectiveness: The mask did not leave a sticky feeling after I removed the mask. My face was slightly more moisturised, but the effects were not as obvious as the cotton blend version of the lifting mask.
Price: HK$29 per mask
Rating: 6.5/10

3) Primera Cresswhite Brightening Hydro Gel Mask - Watercress Sprout


Material: Gel-type mask
Scent: I can't figure out the smell for this actually, but it's a little flowery and it slightly makes my nose itch
Shape: It's a 2-piece gel mask - the top part covers the forehead, eyes and nose; the bottom part covers the mouth and chin. The mask is a little small as it doesn't cover my face (the upper forehead and the lower chin) entirely, the hole around the eyes and mouth is a little big, and it does not cover my nose entirely, but it was easy to put onto my face. Again, I don't really like gel-type masks, because of the slimy feeling when putting the mask onto my face!
Effectiveness: The mask did not leave a sticky feeling after I removed the mask. My face felt slightly tight afterwards, but I saw that my pores appeared to be slightly smaller.
Price: HK$29 per mask
Rating: 7/10 (because I still prefer cotton masks over gel masks)

4) Primera Clear-Up Seed and Sprout Energy Mask - Linseed



Material: Cotton blend, soaked completely in essence, but there is no essence left inside the packet. The mask is also not pearl white in colour, but a creamy white with small black dots on the mask (the evidence of using organic cotton). The mask reminds me of a gauze, and the mask is not as smooth as other masks.
Scent: It kind of smelled like a citrus scent when I opened up the packet, but as I continued to smell it, it had a slight chemical/medicine smell.
Shape: The shape was okay - the hole around the eyes and mouth fitted just right, but it didn't cover the sides of my nose too well.
Effectiveness: There was still some essence left on my face after removing the mask, so I massaged it into my face. There was originally a pimple on my face, but after removing the mask, my pimple had gone down by a lot, and it was hardly red and swollen anymore. It did, however, leave a slight sticky feeling on my face.
Price: HK$18-25 per mask
Rating: 8/10

5) Primera Moist-Up Seed and Sprout Energy Mask - Lotus Flower Seed



Material: Cotton blend, soaked completely in essence, and there was some essence left inside the packet. The mask is also not pearl white in colour, but a creamy white with small black dots on the mask (the evidence of using organic cotton).
Scent: It smelled of lotus flower, but it wasn't a perfume type of smell that would irritate my nose. It was also mixed with some chemical/medicine smell.
Shape: The shape was okay - the hole around the eyes and mouth fitted just right, but it didn't cover the sides of my nose too well.
Effectiveness: There was still some essence left on my face after removing the mask, so I massaged it into my face. My face felt moisturised and my pores appeared smaller; however, it did leave a slight sticky feeling on my face.
Price: HK$18-25 per mask
Rating: 7/10


Overall, I'm really impressed with the masks from Primera, especially the Primera Lift-Up Seed & Sprout Energy Mask - Sugar-Apple Seed!! I have continued to buy masks from Primera, despite the high price tag.


Thank you for reading, and have a nice day!!!

REVIEW: ETUDE HOUSE HAND BOUQUET RICH BUTTER FOOT MASK

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 16: Etude House Hand Bouquet Rich Butter Foot Mask (Korea)


This mask was a little annoying, since there are actually two steps to it: firstly putting the mask on, then secondly putting the plastic sleeve on. I didn't realise there were two steps to mask, so I (stupidly) left the packaging on the table while I took the masks over to the bed to take photos, then to realise that the foot masks were really moist, so I had to slide myself across the bed to get the other half of the packaging. The size of the foot mask, I would say, is rather small - I wear a size 38 and it was just right, but any bigger feet would find it too small. The mask smells of shea butter, which is really nice. After putting on the plastic sleeve and taping it, I could finally walk, but the tape was on too tight. It was quite hard to massage (like how it said on the instructions) because of how small the mask and sleeve was. I removed the mask after 30 minutes, and my feet still had a lot of essence. I massaged the essence in, and my feet felt really soft and smooth!

Rating: 7/10

REVIEW: SEATREE EGF HYDOGEL MASK

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 15: Seatree EGF Hydrogel Mask (Korea)


The size and shape of the mask was surprisingly okay with just a small part of my nose not covered, but I thought the hole for the eyes was slightly too big, as I usually like my masks to do something for under my eyes too. Faint scent. Quite moist for a hydrogel mask. Adhered pretty well and didn't slip down my face. A relaxing mask for 20 minutes. Left my face a little sticky afterwards, but it was okay after it had all absorbed. Didn't really notice anything significant, but that's probably because I don't have wrinkles to begin with. My face felt smooth, soft, and pores smaller.

Rating: 8/10

REVIEW: ETUDE HOUSE COLLAGEN MOISTFULL MASK SHEET

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 12: Etude House Collagen Moistfull Mask Sheet


When I took the mask out of its packaging, I originally thought that it was going to be a rough and harsh mask, but luckily that was just the plastic...but the mask wasn't really much better - the mask is not made of cotton, but in fact, it felt like a piece of paper (did I receive a fake?), and obviously paper doesn't stick well to the face, and the shape of the mask didn't help at all. Someone also commented on my Instagram photo saying the same thing about the mask feeling like paper, so it's not just me. The mask was dripping wet when I took it out, but surprisingly, after 20 minutes, the nose part was dry already although the rest of my face was still very moist. The essence absorbed very quickly into the skin, and my skin felt soft, smooth, and pores tightened. No sticky feeling.

I have tried using the 3D Princess masks from Etude House, and they were a nice and silky cotton sheet mask, but of course, those masks were more expensive, so perhaps it's because they're from a different series? I talked to the lady I bought the masks from, and she said that the brand, Etude House, is actually aimed at teenagers and the early 20s, and they have less expectations, so hence the poorer quality. Not sure if that's the case, but oh wells, moving on...

Rating: 7/10

REVIEW: BEAUTYMATE WHITE TEA NOURISHING & SMOOTHING MASK

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 11: Beauty Mate White Tea Nourishing & Smoothing Mask (Taiwan)


This mask had a lot of essence soaked inside, and was dripping wet when I took it out of its packaging. The holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth were tiny, but the mask was quite big and was able to wrap under my chin. The sides of my nose was not covered again. There's a smell that's not really that nice (kind of medicinal), but it was bearable. After removing the mask, there was a lot of essence left on my face, but it was quick to absorb. My face felt super smooth and super soft, and my pores appeared to be smaller - I couldn't help but keep touching my face afterwards!

Rating: 9/10

REVIEW: MEDIHEAL MOGONGTOX SODA BUBBLE SHEET

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 10: MediHeal Mogongtox Soda Bubble Sheet


This mask is so cool!!! Normally, we just have bubbling wash-off masks, but this one is a bubbling sheet mask!!! I forgot to take a photo of what it looks like straight out of the packaging - like a normal sheet mask actually, it starts fizzing a little after 2 seconds, and as soon as I put it on my face, it started bubbling instantly! The shape of the mask is a little unusual because it doesn't cover the forehead, and the sides of my nose weren't covered properly either, but that didn't really matter! The mask started to burst bubbles after I had the mask on for 3 minutes, and it continued to bubble until I took it off. You're supposed to leave the mask on for only 10 minutes, but since it was still bubbling so much, I wasn't sure whether to take it off or not, so I ended up having it on for 15 minutes, which is not recommended because my face appeared to be slightly red after removing the mask. The bubbling feeling actually feels tingly, but it's not irritating. After removing the mask, I added some water to my fingertips, and massaged the remaining foam on my face, in which, it felt like a creamy foaming cleanser. After washing it all off with water, my face felt really smooth, and my pores appeared to be slightly smaller.

Rating: 9/10

REVIEW: KRACIE MOISTURISING FACIAL MASK EXTRA MOIST

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 9: Kracie Moisturising Facial Mask Extra Moist


This mask came in a thick cotton mask with a unique pattern and texture, no scent, and soaked in a lot of essence. The mask was quite big for my face, and it even covered under my chin area, and I had to overlap some parts to make it fit better on my face. My nose was not covered at all again. It's a 5-10 minute mask, so it's perfect if you just want a quick fix. After removing the mask, my face seemed to be slightly red, and there was some essence left for me to massage in. My face felt soft and moisturised, and I didn't need to apply any heavy moisturiser afterwards; however, the next morning, I realised my nose to be quite dry and flaky (not sure whether it was the makeup or the mask - I usually have super dry skin after using makeup, but it's rare to see it dry and flaky even having used a mask the previous night).

Rating: 7/10

REVIEW: SECRET KEY GUNG SOLUTION DOCTOR'S AQUAFILL MASK PACK

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 8: Secret Key Gung Solution Doctor's Aquafill Mask Pack (Korea)


This is a cotton blend face sheet mask with slits for the eyes. As I don't like my eyes to be covered, I cut out the slits for the eyes, and put them on the sides of my nose, which then, made a perfect fit on my face. There was a faint scent to the mask, but it wasn't overwhelming.  The mask was soaked in essence, but it wasn't dripping wet or anything ~ just enough to last 20 minutes. After having the mask on for 5 minutes, my face started to sting a little, but it wasn't unbearable. After removing the mask after 20 minutes, there was still some essence left on my face, but it absorbed pretty quickly into my face. My face felt pretty hydrated (I usually have really dry skin after a day of makeup, so this mask helped!)

Rating: 7.5/10

Sunday, 28 December 2014

REVIEW: GUERISSON HORSE OIL HYDROGEL GOLD MASK

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 7: Guerisson Horse Oil Hydrogel Gold Mask


Guerisson, one of the higher end Korean skincare brands, has come out with a highly raved 24K gold mask. I personally don't really like hydrogel masks due to their slippery slimy texture, but I have heard so many great things about them! This one, surprisingly, is rather small in size, and didn't even cover my whole face - the sides of my face weren't covered nor did it extend to my hairline! Since this is a two-part mask, my nose was covered better than most other masks, but still, it wasn't perfect. It's a 30-40 minute mask, so it's great to relax with, but can be too time-consuming if you're tight on time. It's a thin type of mask, gold in colour, doesn't rip easily, and it also has a faint relaxing scent. After removing the mask, my face felt moisturised, and my pores appeared to be slightly smaller, but it did leave parts of my face slightly sticky.
 For the price, I would've expected more.

Rating: 8/10

REVIEW: SECRET KEY STARTING TREATMENT ESSENTIAL MASK

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 6: Secret Key  Starting Treatment Essential Mask (Korea)


There was a lot of essence on the mask as well as inside the packaging, and there's not much of a scent. The shape of the mask was quite big (tried my best to overlap the sides to fit my face as well as possible, but there were so many air bubbles), and the piece for the nose was rather long but not wide enough to cover the sides of my nose ~ terrible shape!! The best part of this mask is how hydrating it left my face ~ my face didn't feel dry and I didn't need to apply my moisturiser instantly after!! There was still some essence left on my face afterwards, but it didn't take long for it to absorb.

Rating: 8/10

REVIEW: CNP LABORATORY BLACKHEAD CLEAR MASK & PORE TIGHTENING MASK SET

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 5: CNP Laboratory Blackhead Clear Mask & Pore Tightening Mask Set (Korea)


This has overtaken the Skinmiso Pore Beauty Pack's status, and is now holding the title as my Holy Grail item for keeping pores clean! This is actually very similar to the Skinmiso, but the smell isn't as strong. There are two steps of the mask, of which the first is to clear the blackheads, and the second mask is to tighten the pores. You're supposed to leave the 1st mask on your face for 10-15 minutes, but I kept it on for 20 minutes. After removing the 1st mask, I was disappointed to see nothing on my nose, but after I used a pore extractor to gently press against my nose, I instantly saw all the whiteheads floating out to the surface of my nose! I then, used the pore extractor to glide gently on my nose, and all the whiteheads all squirted out!!! They were so easy to get rid of (no more picking and pressing hard on your nose)!!! There were some whiteheads that I couldn't get off with my extractor, so I used one of the black charcoal buds that they'd given, slid it gently on my nose in a downwards motion, and the whiteheads stuck onto the bud, and voila, no more gunk in my nose! The 2nd mask helps tighten up the pores, and yes, it did a good job!!! I'm totally loving this mask!!!

Rating: 10/10

REVIEW: SAM TIN DR. MORITA HYALURONIC ACID ESSENCE MASK

MaskGenie Challenge Mask 4: Sam Tin Dr. Morita Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask (Taiwan)


The mask was quite big for my face, so it'd probably even be big enough to use on hubby. It has an ever so slight scent, and it was dripping wet when I took it out of the packaging. The mask didn't cover my nose again, and the sides kept sticking up. This is a 10-15 minute mask and it's not recommended to exceed 15 minutes, so make sure you set an alarm or sit by the clock. After 20 minutes, I removed the mask, and I realised that there was still a lot of essence left on my face, but I massaged it in, and it absorbed pretty quickly, leaving no sticky feeling on my face. My face felt hydrated afterwards, though I still prefer the Sam Tin Dr. Morita Firming Essence Facial Mask more.

Rating: 7.5/10

MEMEBOX SPECIAL #71 WISH UPON A MASK UNBOXING

I've been so slow at updating my blog recently - been active on Instagram, but my blog has been pretty dead lately! I received this box quite a while ago, did an unboxing video, but forgot to post it here (again)...

Memebox Special #71 Wish Upon A Mask


Update: I used two of the masks inside this box for my MaskGenie Challenge, and here's what I think of them.

To The Nature Black Colored Rice Hydrogel Eye Patch


I was slightly confused when I took them out of its packaging ~ usually hydrogel masks are transparent and have a jelly texture, and you have to peel them off the plastic ~ I was figuring out how to peel the mask from the cotton sheet, and then I gave up and used the mask as it was, placing the gel side on my face (since the cotton side wasn't really sticking well). The shape was a little weird for me, and it felt a little uncomfortable under my eyes (no irritations, just to do with the shape). I removed the patches after 20 minutes, but didn't really notice any spectacular results.

Rating: 5/10


Banila Co. Claypatra Mineral Salt Clay Pack


This actually smells quite nice for a clay mask, but it's also thicker than other clay masks, so it wasn't as easy to spread onto the face. I only received a sample size so I had already used half of the portion inside! I waited 15 minutes for the mask to dry, then I washed it off with warm water. It was slightly hard to wash off, because it left a slippery feeling on my face, so I didn't know whether my face was clean or not. After washing off the mask, I realised that some of my blackheads were already visible on my nose, but unfortunately I wasn't able to remove them with a blackhead extractor just yet. My face didnt feel dry afterwards either. Would consider repurchasing.

Rating: 8/10

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Thank you, and have a nice day!!!

Friday, 19 December 2014

MEMEBOX SPECIAL #76 THE EMPRESS'S SECRETS UNBOXING

This is the second box that I got with the bundle...

Memebox Special #76 The Empress's Secrests


I think I was expecting a more oriental type of box, which would probably have products containing ginger, ginseng, gold, pearl, honey, or bee venom. I actually liked the box more after I had the unboxing video of it, but the only thing is about the wet tissues - imagine an Empress using a wet tissue wipe - that would be outrageous? Did they even exist then?

Update: I started using the Lime Nature Double Very Moisturising Cream yesterday and my skin likes it! I've been having quite a few spots on my face lately due to the change in weather and change in skincare products, but this cream felt very hydrating and didn't irritate my face at all!!


For more information on Memebox, please visit their website:
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For $5 off on orders above $30, you can use my December Code: V354B5


Thank you, and have a nice day!!!


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MEMEBOX SPECIAL #74 CLEOPATRA UNBOXING

Memebox has been quite slow in launching new boxes lately, but this was one of the new ones, so I got them as a bundle to save on shipping! I didn't really know what I was expecting from a Cleopatra's Box, but I definitely had higher expectations! Nonetheless, here's what I got...

Memebox Special #74 Cleopatra


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Monday, 15 December 2014

MEMEBOX SPECIAL #68 HAIR SALON UNBOXING

This box took quite a long time to deliver, but it was a pretty good box - finally something from Memebox that makes me happy!

Memebox Special #68 Hair Salon


For more information on Memebox, please visit their website:

For $5 off on orders above $30, you can use my December Code: V354B5

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MEMEBOX CHRISTMAS COLLECTION #2 MY HOLIDAY GLAM UNBOXING

I  have never purchased any makeup boxes from Memebox before, and this is the first one! I actually don't even know why I got it, but I guess the "free upgrade to express shipping" when getting the bundle was the main reason!


I think my picture for the video is 200% better than the box itself, but on the bright side, I'll have a lot of things to give away as presents for Christmas!

For more information on Memebox, please visit their website:

For $5 off on orders above $30, you can use my December Code: V354B5

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MEMEBOX CHRISTMAS COLLECTION #1 STRESS FREE HOLIDAYS UNBOXING

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year!

Memebox FINALLY came out with TWO NEW BOXES for Christmas, and I know quite a lot of people who also got the Christmas Bundle just because there hadn't been any new boxes in quite a long time! Here is the first box...

Memebox Christmas Collection #1 Stress Free Holidays


I think my picture for the video is 100% better than the box itself, but on the bright side, I'll have a lot of things to give away as presents for Christmas!

For more information on Memebox, please visit their website:

For $5 off on orders above $30, you can use my December Code: V354B5


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MEMEBOX AWESOME VALUE SET + HOPE GIRL BOX UNBOXING

I think my blog contains too many posts of Memebox unboxings, but Memebox posts do seem to be the ones getting most views, so here goes again...

Memebox AWESOME Value Set + Hope Girl Box


There was a mess up at Memebox, and they sent me the Hope Girl Box instead of the Memeshop haul that I ordered. I am still waiting for the reply to my message, and it's not surprising at all that I still haven't heard back from them! I will probably send them another message later tonight because I really want my masks!!!

For $5 off on orders above $30, you can use my December Code: V354B5

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MEMEBOX SPECIAL #65 APPLE MOJITO UNBOXING

Seems like I've been quite slow updating my blog recently - I did so many YouTube unboxing videos, but I completely forgot to upload them here too! So here goes, here's the video of...

Memebox Special #65 Apple Mojito


I wasn't intending to order this box at first, but having a few points in my pocket made me want to spend on a box, and this seemed to be the most eye catching one at that time...sadly enough there wasn't anything really "apple mojito" related.

For $5 off on orders above $30, you can use my December Code: V354B5

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

REVIEW: MY SCHEMING BIRD'S NEST COLLAGEN HYDRATING MASK

MaskGenie Challenge Day 3: My Scheming Bird's Nest Collagen Hydrating Mask (Taiwan)


There was a lot of essence in the mask and it was dripping wet when I took it out of its packaging. This is a 20-30 minute mask which gives you plenty of time to relax, but also not so great if you don't have much time to spare before you head to sleep. There's not much of a scent, so that's good if you have sensitive skin or an itchy nose. The fit is great except for the nose area (it doesn't cover the sides of nose again). After removing the mask after 30 minutes, there was still a lot of essence left on my face, and it took me a while to massage it all in. It did, however, leave a slight sticky feeling on some parts of my face. My face felt tightened and hydrated (I ended up using less products in the rest of my skincare regime that night too).

Rating: 8/10

MEMEBOX SPECIAL #70 CLEANSE & TONE UNBOXING

This is by far one of the better boxes I've received recently - at least there were no CPM items inside, but then again, the quality of the boxes is definitely not as high as they used to be!

Memebox Special #70 Cleanse & Tone



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MEMEBOX SUPERBOX #79 OH! MY LIPS UNBOXING

I bought these as a bundle, so they were shipped by DHL, hence getting them so quickly - just one day for them to be delivered to me!

Memebox Superbox #79 Oh! My Lips


Despite what other people may say about this box, I was actually pretty impressed with this box, and all of the products will definitely go into good use! In particular, I really like the lip jelly - it's really moisturising and it smells sooooo good, but the only thing is that it does get surprisingly red after applying just 2 layers onto my lips!! I now take a very small amount with my ring finger, then dab it gently onto my lips - this way, the colour is just right!

I think my picture for the video is 100% better than the box itself, but on the bright side, I'll have a lot of things to give away as presents for Christmas!

For more information on Memebox, please visit their website:

For $5 off on orders above $30, you can use my December Code: V354B5


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Friday, 5 December 2014

REVIEW: BEAUTY MATE 3D MULTIPLE REFINING & REVITALISING SNAIL MASK (LEVEL UP)

This is the second mask that I'm trying for the MaskGenie Challenge!

MaskGenie Challenge Day 2: Beauty Mate 3D Multiple Refining & Revitalising Snail Mask Level Up (Taiwan)



There was sufficient amount of essence - it wasn't dripping wet, but it was enough to last 10-15 minutes. The good thing about this mask is that it is fragrance free, so it's particularly good if you have sensitive skin! The coverage is okay - the area below my nose and above my mouth was too long, so I had to push it up to avoid it touching my lips, and again, the sides of my nose were not covered. I was slightly disappointed to see that the mask was not a 3D one as claimed in its name. After removing the mask, there was still a lot of essence left on my face, and as I was massaging it into my face, I felt that the essence was very water-like (not sticky or thick at all), and it absorbed quickly into my skin too (like how water would). There was no sticky feeling left on my face afterwards, and surprisingly, I realised that the milia on my chin weren't bumpy anymore (this was very surprising, because they seemed impossible to get rid of)! Despite the wonders of the mask, my face felt slightly dry afterwards and desperately needed to apply moisturiser.

Overall Rating: 8/10

REVIEW: SAM TIN DR. MORITA FIRMING ESSENCE MASK

This is the first mask that I'm trying for my MaskGenie Challenge!

Mask Challenge Day 1: Sam Tin Dr. Morita Moisturising Line Firming Essence Facial Mask (Taiwan)


Suitable for dry and delicate skin / mature skin

This mask provides intense nourishment, it moisturises and repairs skin.


Organic Helichrysum contains rich orange blossom acids which are effective in repairing and soothing
Organic Elderberry Special Herb from Europe contains flavonoids, phenolic acids, and tannins that are good for soothing and repairing
DNA Repairing Element

A lot of essence was in the packet as well as in the mask - there was so much essence that it was nearly dripping as I took the mask out from its packaging! The mask is a thin cotton blend mask, and although it smells of flowers, it's not a perfume type of scent, so it wasn't irritating for my nose! It's a 10-15 minute mask, so if you don't have a lot of time (other masks are usually 20-30 minutes), this mask is great! The mask covered my face pretty well, although the sides of my nose were not really covered (pretty common in face sheet masks so I don't blame them). After I removed the mask after 15 minutes, there was no sticky feeling left on my face, and the essence absorbed into my face pretty quickly. My face felt firmer, smoother, and softer after using the mask. I must say I'm pretty impressed! This will definitely be added to the MaskGenie Pouch!!!
Overall Rating: 9/10

MASKGENIE CHALLENGE


I am now doing a MaskGenie Challenge where I am going to use my masks and give simple reviews of them! I will use masks every 1-2 days until 1 January 2015, also providing photos and some details about them!!

Will you also accept the MaskGenie Challenge?
Your task will be to use 5 masks within 10 days, take photos of you and your mask, and write a short review about them!

Please also tag @MaskGenie and #maskgeniechallenge on Instagram each time you post!!!

Those who complete the challenge before 31 December 2014, will be in to win one of Genie's Favourite Masks Pouch!!! Let's get masking!!!


It doesn't just have to be a face sheet mask; it can be a clay mask, hand mask, foot mask, hair mask, or whatever mask you have, just as long as you can take a photo of you with your mask on, then it's okay!

If you think 5 masks in 10 days is too easy, you can even do 10 masks in 10 days! It's all up to you, but just don't forget to tag @maskgenie and #maskgeniechallenge on Instagram!!!


Let's get masking, everyone!!!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

MEMEBOX GLOBAL #17 UNBOXING

I've been ordering way fewer boxes than I used to, because I didn't see anything that caught my eye, and I realised that Memebox doesn't stick to their themes sometimes. I realised that the Global Editions were the better pick, so here's another unboxing of another Global Box...

Memebox Global #17


Another shocking news that I read today...
Memebox is an online retailer for Korean Beauty products. With $1.5 million in seed funding, and the prestigious accolade of being one of Y Combinator's top 3 startups for Winter 2014, Memebox is poised to make a big play in the online consumer goods sector. This year, Memebox will transition away from being a reseller of cosmetic products to an online-only cosmetic manufacturer.
The paragraph in italics is copied from this website:
http://www.venturedlife.com/karl-loo/

I don't know if it's true, but hopefully they'll still be keeping their boxes!


For more information on Memebox, please visit their website:
http://us.memebox.com/user/geniesfavproducts


Thank you, and have a nice day!