Korean Skincare Sheetmasks 

I recently received a package from skin18.com to review some sheetmasks. As I am fairly new to Korean Skincare, I have only started exploring this world since January this year, I was really excited.

This is what I received three face masks and one hydrogel eye patch.

SOC 3D BEAUTY SERUM FACE MASK PACK – RICE WINE  (NOURISHES & FIRMS)

This is three dimensional shaped cotton face mask with rice wine essence. A 3D mask means a mask sheet that is cut and sewed on 3D face shape so that it can fit onto the face contours better. This mask has active ingredients of three different types of ancient rice to moisturize, nourish and firm skin.

The packaging looks very attractive , it is shaped like a bottle and this is the first face mask that I have used that fit my face perfectly. It was a perfect fit. The mask itself is thick and heavy with serum. It felt soft and delicate on my skin. The serum itself is nice and thick and does not feel sticky.After removing, my face felt refreshed and well nourished. My skin looked brighter and smoother.  It had no smell and I did not experience any irritation while the mask was on my face or even afterwards. There were some more serum leftover in the packet which I applied on my hands. Overall  I really like this mask and can see myself using it every week.

LUKE HYDROGEL EYE PATCH FOR EYE PUFFINESS ( PURPLE )

This product claims to help reduce eye puffiness and to tighten the skin under your eyes. The eye patch also contains extracts of mugwort and green tea which helps to moisturize the skin.

The packaging is cute and instructions comes in both English and Korean. It is easy to use just peel and stick the patch on the eye area under your eyes.Once I have opened the package and pulled out the pair of eye patches, I was surprised to find them dry. The ones I have used before are wet or damp and feels slimy. However once I removed the patches from the film it was sticking to , I could see that the other side was sticky and wet and had the same slime – like feel. The dry side looked and felt like bandages, which makes sense I suppose as it will be on the outside. They were easy to apply and adhered quite well to my eye contours. Once I have applied, I did not experience any irritation or burning sensation. They were so comfortable I quite forgot that I was wearing them. After 30 minutes I removed them and though I did not notice any significant difference around my eye area , it did feel refreshing and hydrating. I could see myself using them while traveling or when I am simply very tired at night.  Overall a great product and I enjoyed using it very much!

L’AFFAIR ANIMAL WRINKLE TIGER MASK

This is a super cute fun animal mask from Korea. The mask claims to have moisturizing and brightening properties.

This mask was a lot of fun to use. It has a bright yellow attractive package with instructions in English too. It seems to mostly focus on anti-aging and hydration. Anyway , as you can see it was a very colorful mask once I opened it. I left it on my face for the required 20 minutes, it was not a great fit, just okay, but once I removed it my skin did feel soft, hydrated and smooth. The mask  and the package itself had lots of leftover serum that I applied on my hands and legs. Infact when I first removed the mask from the package, it was dripping with serum and I think I ripped open the package a little harder so some of the serum leaked all over my hands, dress and on the floor. Even after  I had  applied it on my face , the mask was still dripping serum all over my neck and dress. Overall a great mask with loads of serum packed into it and though I liked it a lot I did not like the smell. It had a medicinal like scent that I was not fond of. But I still enjoyed my experience with this fun , colorful tiger mask.

MIRUM FRESH FRUIT AVOCADO REAL NATURE MASK

My least favourite mask in this group. Unfortunately as the name suggests there was nothing natural about this mask. It smelled awful and burned a lot on my skin when applied. The smell was very chemical like and though I could have put up with it. When I applied the mask on my face , my skin started burning and I thought I should give it some time but even after 5 minutes it was still irritating so finally I removed the mask. I was very disappointed with this mask as I love avocado.  Maybe it just did not suit my skin type.  The packaging looks clean and the mask was thick but lightweight and the serum was nice too , not sticky.
Apart from this mask I enjoyed the other 3 items included. Thank you so much skin18.com!

Skin18.com is an amazing natural korean skincare website based in Hong Kong and they frequently run great offers , cash back coupons, freebies ,discounts and giveaways! They ship internationally to 60 different countries.Click here to check them out! And I am sure you will love it.

Covergirl Supersizer Fibers Mascara and Clean Matte BB Cream! 

I received the new Covergirl Supersizer Fibers Mascara and Clean Matte BB Cream from Bzzagent for review. #GotItFree 

COVERGIRL Super Sizer Fibers Mascara

With eyelashes this bold, prepare to accept compliments and spread the word.

  • 400% volume + length for full, fanned out lashes
  • Finds and transforms even small lashes
  • Carbon black fiber-extend effect formula with built-in fibers for a false lash extension effect.

COVERGIRL Clean Matte BB Cream

This multi-tasking, lightweight cream is part primer, part foundation and part shine-free protection.

  • Provides the perfect amount of coverage to even skin tone, hide blemishes and keep you shine free all day
  • Oil-free, Won’t clog pores
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

The mascara gives me bold, beautiful and glamorous lashes and the small bristles on the brush catches even the smallest of my lashes.  It is easy to apply and remove – I  simply wash it off at the end of the day with my cleanser. The matte cream goes on smooth and evenly and gives me a blemish-free matte look that is just perfect for summer. It stays on longer  and is oil-free so it is great for my acne prone skin. It does not clog my pores nor does it make them look larger. I am simply impressed with this combo’s performance and they come at a really affordable price tag. Thank you Covergirl and Bzzagent for this opportunity! 


My Vichy Skincare #VichyWorksForMe 

I was recently selected to take part in the Vichy Skincare Super Panel hosted by the ChickAdvisor Review Club. I was super excited to try these amazing products!

The box itself was so pretty this time! I was given the Vichy Normaderm line to combat acne, pimples as well as to fade away blemishes.

● Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel

This ultra  gentle soap – free, alcohol – free cleaning gel deeply cleanses sebum & impurities without over drying or irritating the skin. It’s ingredients have purifying, anti-bacterial & keratolytic actions to help prevent new imperfections from popping up. Retails at CAD 19.95

This cleanser smells amazing! My skin felt clean and fresh after using it. It cleanses deeply without stripping moisture from my face. I did not experience any dryness or irritation. It lathers nicely and does a great job of removing makeup too.

● Vichy Normaderm Pore Tightening Lotion

A toner specifically formulated for oily & acne prone skin with glycolic and salicylic acid to unclog , tighten pores and purify skin. Retails at CAD 19.95

This toner also smells nice. The smell is not overwhelming and fades away after application. Again I did not experience any dryness, burning or irritation with this product. My skin felt soft and refreshed after using this. It seems very effective in cleaning my pores and keeping the oil production under control.

● Vichy Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment

Combines 1.5% Salicylic Acid, LHA, Phe Resorcinol and new Air Licium technology to treat and prevent all signs of acne. Retails at CAD 29.95

This treatment is perfect for my oily, acne prone skin. It does not feel oily or greasy upon application and absorbs quickly. A little goes a long way. My skin feels smooth and matte. Completely shine free. It also has a light refreshing scent and has a gel like texture. It works well as a gentle moisturizer on my skin as well. I like the packaging with the pump. The product does not get wasted nor does it get contaminated.

Overall I am loving my new skincare routine. My acne is already fading and my pores look smaller. My skin looks and feels smoother, softer and clearer. I highly recommend this line if you have oily , acne prone skin. Thank you so much VichyCanada and ChickAdvisor for giving me this wonderful opportunity to try. #GotItFree #VichyWorksForMe

Dermae Hydrating Essential Set

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Deeply moisturize & plump skin to diminish signs of aging with Hyaluronic acid. Enriched with vitamins & botanicals these nutrient rich formulas ensure soft, smooth, supple skin and a healthy, youthful glow.

This set includes:

Hydrating Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid

I absolutely love and highly recommend this cleanser. It didn’t dry out my combination / acne prone skin. The cleanser looks and feels like a gel. It doesn’t foam very much but has a nice , light floral scent. After rinsing,  my skin feels refreshed, clean and well hydrated. This product is vegan , cruelty-free and uses natural and organic ingredients.

Hydrating Day Creme with Hyaluronic Acid.
This creme is perfect for my combination / acne prone skin. However if you have very dry skin , this will not help. The creme is very light & non- greasy. It  smells great and doesn’t break me out. Makeup goes beautifully on top of it.  This moisturizer does keep my skin plump and moisturized throughout the day. Plus it also gives me a nice glow. Again, this product is vegan, organic and cruelty-free.

Hydrating Night Creme with Hyaluronic Acid
This creme is very similar to the day creme. However,  it is a bit more rich and hydrating. But it didn’t break me out and nourishes my skin perfectly. It also leaves me with a nice glow and works well under makeup. It is not greasy and smells great! My skin did feel slightly plumper after using this. This creme is also vegan, organic and cruelty-free.

Hydrating Eye Creme with Hyaluronic Acid & Pycnogenol

I like this creme. It feels very soothing when applied and it hydrates the eye area quite well. It is not too greasy and it’s fragrance free. It doesn’t irritate my eyes and the packaging is nice too. I love that it’s vegan, cruelty-free and paraben free.

Overall, I loved using the whole set as part of my skincare routine and I will definitely repurchase.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts about them?

The Face Shop Collagen Pomegranate Pack

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I received this in my Topbox subscription for the month of May. This product is a sleeping pack that you apply after cleansing your face and before going to bed. I tried this product as soon as I could as I always seem to like faceshop products. My first impression was that I liked how it smelled. The cream is not too overwhelming and the smell goes away after application. It did not smell like pomegranate to me though but I liked it all the same. The cream looks heavy but as soon as I applied it on my face, it got absorbed into my skin quickly. I also liked it’s texture.

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This pack nourishes skin and improves it’s elasticity. I am thinking this is more of an anti-aging product but I liked how my skin felt after application – soft and moisturized. In the morning my skin still looked fine – no breakouts. Overall it’s a nice product with an affordable price tag ( 30ml 15CAD) Available in stores and online at thefaceshop.ca

Stayfree Challenge Kit #StayfreeChallengeContest

I was recently selected to test out the new Stayfree Ultra Thin pads and I was completely surprised by the results. The Stayfree Challenge Kit contains

1. Two bottles each containing 5ml of blue saline liquid
2. Two blotting sheets
3. Two transparent acetate sheets
4. Three Stayfree Ultra Thin pads
5. One placement sheet indicating where each pad should be placed for the test.
6. Stayfree Challenge Guide to help with the challenge and also outlining how to conduct the test.

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Stayfree claims that the Ultra Thin pads with Thermocontrol technology & a Flexible – Fit design offer a unique combination of thin & flexible layers that moves with the body throughout the day. Inspired by high performance athletic fabrics, Stayfree Ultra Thin pads  help keep you dry with exceptional protection and comfort.

So let’s take the quick and easy Stayfree Challenge in just 9 simple steps.

What I need to use from home :
1. One pad from the brand I currently use.
2. One hardcover book or heavy novel.

Step 1
Lay the placement sheet on a flat surface.

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Step 2
Remove a Stayfree Ultra Thin pad from the package, unwrap , remove adhesive tabs on bottom & stick to the Stayfree spot on the placement sheet.

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Step 3
Unwrap competitive brand pad , remove the adhesive tabs on the bottom & stick it to its designated spot on the placement sheet.

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Step 4
Pour 5ml of liquid on the centre of the StayfreeUltra Thin pad.

 

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Step 5
Wait for 30 seconds to let the liquid absorb.

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Step 6
Place a blotting sheet on the centre of the Stayfree Ultra Thin pad, then place an acetate sheetover the blotting sheet.

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Step 7
Place a book on top of the acetate sheet on the Stayfree Ultra Thin pad & pressdown gently for 5 seconds.

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Step 8
Remove book & acetate sheet to reveal the results on the blotting sheet.

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I was really surprised!! There was literally none – no liquid on the blotting sheet.
Step 9
Repeat steps 4 through 8 with the competitive brand pad.

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I again carefully went through steps 4 and 8 with my usual brand that I use at home. I was really not expecting this!

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Stayfree really performed amazingly well in my opinion. The pad itself was light and soft to the touch and now it is revealed to be highly absorbent as well. Stayfree Ultra Thin pads are my new best friend and it is also going to be replacing my current brand that I use.
Just look at the results for yourself and make the right choice. I am going to let the results speak for itself.

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Thank you Stayfree for sending me this kit! I really enjoyed the #StayfreeChallengeContest as I felt like a scientist conducting experiments.

The Face Shop Around The World London

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I had received this a while back from one of my friends but I had just recently started using it. It is actually a face mask gift set. I really like the packaging of this product.

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It contains three face masks the Real Clay pack , the Real Honey pack and the Real Almond pack.

Real Clay Pack

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This one is my favorite and it smells amazing! Product claims that this wash off pack is a black clay from Belarus which is rich with vitamins and has oxygenating and purifying properties.

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The product inside feels thick and gooey. I feel like I just need a little of the product to cover my entire face. After washing my face , my skin felt brighter and softer. It suits my normal/combination skin very well.

Real Honey Pack

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This one is my second favourite and it smells and feels like real honey. Product claims that it contains natural honey extract whose vitamins and amino acids are known for its moisturizing & softening properties.

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The texture and consistency of thus product is very much like honey itself. If you love honey, you will enjoy this mask. It smells really good enough to eat. After washing off this pack, my face felt soft and refreshed.

Real Almond Pack

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This mask smells of almonds and the product claims that almond extract contains fatty acids and Vitamin E that leaves skin bright and moisturized.

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This mask is very rich and thick. I am not sure if I like this mask or not. But I am sure it would be suitable for very dry / dry skin. I can see myself using it in winter but not right now. After using this mask , my skin felt nourished and moisturized.
Overall I liked all the masks and the packaging is adorable too!