Holika Holika Masks

I received these masks from skin18.com for review purposes. This is the first time I am trying out a Holika Mask. Both masks contains Vitamins A, C & D for clear bright skin. It has no parabens, benzophenone, mineral oil, silicone or coloring. The packaging is very bright, colorful, eye-catching and attractive.  It also comes with instructions in English on the back.

The Holika Holika Juicy Mask sheet in pomegranate is focused on elasticity. The mask itself is thin but strong and soaked with serum. It has pomegranate, grapefruit, orange peel and apricot extract. This mask had a light pomegranate smell to it which I liked as it was not very overwhelming. The smell disappeared after sometime anyway.  Pomegranate contains estrogen which makes skin smooth and vibrant. It clung to my skin quite nicely.
I had this mask on my face for 30 minutes and when I removed it my skin looked smooth and bright. There was a lot of serum left in the pack too which I used on my hands and feet.

The Holika Holika Juicy Mask sheet in Blueberry is focused on energizing tired skin. When I first opened the pack, I smelled something wonderful. The mask had a heavenly floral scent to it! Seriously it was amazing they should bottle up this scent and sold it as perfumes. I mainly enjoyed the mask because of the scent.
The mask contains extracts of acai berry, grapefruit, acerola and blueberry. Blueberry is rich with athocyanine which is essential to provide vitality and energy to tired skin. My skin felt bright soft and hydrated after using this mask.
Overall , they both were great masks and I enjoyed them very much. Thank you Skin18 for supplying me with these amazing masks! #skin18 #skin18review #skin18challenge 

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 worldwide. Skin18 also has a rewards program, where you can earn points for reviewing, liking and sharing  and turn those points into cash at their store!
Skin18 also has separate sections of each on the homepage : freebies, crazy discounts count down, 50% off super deals, one dollar corner, newest products & bulk order.

Click here for more information about skin18.com ! 

Inoface Modeling Cup Pack Collagen

I received this product from skin18.com for review purposes! So I kept the best for last! Actually I have never used a modeling mask before and since I was skeptical as to how well it would perform, I saved it for my last post on these skin18 kbeauties.
The packaging is very smart, attractive and colorful. It is a one – time use mask pack. I received the collagen version to use. Unfortunately this product did not have any instructions in English. But it is easy to Google how to use it or better just go to skin18.com for detailed instructions. (which is what I did).
This product claims provides moisture, strengthens skin and tightens pores. It also claims it is good for all types of skin especially sensitive.
When I opened the pack, which was nicely sealed by the way, I saw what looked like fine, white baby powder to me. It even felt like powder though it had no smell. The pack also comes conveniently with a small spatula to use.

The instructions claims to add water to the powder. But how to add the correct amount of water? Simple! Just use the cap of the pack to add two caps of water to the powder and mix with the spatula. Mix well till all the blobs disappear and it becomes a smooth white paste.
Next I used the spatula to apply this goopy mixture to my face and it kind of stuck to my skin. It was easy to apply. Most face masks that I have used ( which are mostly clay based), sometimes drips and makes the whole process messy. There would be spots of mask all over on my hands , neck, dress and the sink. But this was so easy and mess – free to use and apply. Since this mask just clung to my skin upon application, it did not drip nor was there any mess after application.

Here am I looking like a horrible ghoul!Lol!

The texture of the mask was very toothpaste like if you know what I mean. I can’t exactly describe it but I liked it a lot better than the other wash off masks that I have tried.The instructions state that after application, wait for 15 – 20 minutes and then slowly peel away the mask. For me , I did not even have to wait that long. The mask soon started to thicken and harden. And already parts of it was peeling away all by itself. It was easy to peel and remove the mask. There were some bits and pieces sticking to my face but it was easily removable with water.

Here is a look at my (horror) model mask.
Final Thoughts 

This is the first time I have used a modeling mask and I have to say I am very impressed.  My skin feels soft, smooth and hydrated. My pores feel tight. I also did not experience any irritation or burning sensation while using this product.  The packaging is also a bonus.  It’s small compact size makes it travel friendly and one does not need to carry any additional tools required for this mask as it already comes with a spatula inside and the package is also shaped like a bowl. Plus it’s easy and mess – free application makes it a must-have while traveling. Overall, I like this product very much and will purchase it soon. Thank you so much skin18.com for supplying me with this mask! I enjoyed it very much. #skin18 #skin18review #skin18challenge 

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 worldwide. Skin18 also has a rewards program, where you can earn points for reviewing, liking and sharing  and turn those points into cash at their store!

Skin18 also has separate sections of each on the homepage : freebies, crazy discounts count down, 50% off super deals, one dollar corner, newest products & bulk order.

Click here for more information about skin18.com ! 


I received this product from skin18.com for review purposes. This is an eye mask. The packaging looks neat and clean. It is a small package as it contains only 2 pads which are good for one treatment. And again this is good for travel. There are also instructions in English on the back.

When I opened the pack, I noticed a faint orange scent, as I love oranges I did not mind this at all. And anyway the smell disappeared after sometime. As you can see the eye pads are pre-soaked with the treatment of moisture and Vitamin A, C, B5 & B3. These eye patches are loaded with the essential vitamins and moisture to prevent dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. They also help to brighten tired looking eyes.

One side of the eye patches are dry while the other side is sticking to a plastic liner. The other side is cool, damp and sticky to the touch once it is peeled off the plastic. The instructions claims that it is better to apply an eye cream or essence before putting these eye pads on but it is only optional. 

Once I have applied the eye pads to my eyes, they feel very cool , moist and refreshing. Just exactly what I need after along tiring day. These patches are easy to apply and remove. After 30 minutes I removed them to discover bright , moisturized and relaxed looking eyes. Again the instructions claims that you can finish this treatment off with an eye serum or a cream now which is optional.
Final Thoughts 

I loved this whole eye treatment experience. I actually liked this treatment so much that after 30 minutes I did not want to remove the eye patches at all as I was enjoying the cooling sensation a lot on my tired eyes. This is so perfect for travel, one can easily wear this in flight. My eyes looked bright, relaxed and hydrated after using this. Overall a great eye mask and very inexpensive too. Thank you Skin18 for supplying me with this eye mask! #skin18 #skin18review #skin18challenge 

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 worldwide. Skin18 also has a rewards program, where you can earn points for reviewing, liking and sharing  and turn those points into cash at their store!
Skin18 also has separate sections of each on the homepage : freebies, crazy discounts count down, 50% off super deals, one dollar corner, newest products & bulk order.

Click here for more information about skin18.com ! 

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.


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.


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!


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.


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.

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


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?

500 Followers & Giveaway!

Hey Beauties!

I hope everyone has been having an amazing Valentines day! I received a card from my boyfriend that simply stated ‘have a great day’, i’m not joking! Either way, it must of been a sign of what was to come as I reached a crazy 500 followers today! A great day indeed. It was like the perfect way to start my day, I am so incredibly amazed that even though I have been a beyond terrible blogger these days due to my new job, that I have reached another incredible milestone. So thank you to everyone for your support and I am so beyond happy right now. I won’t bore you with my rambling, as we could be here a hell of a long time. So instead of talking about my appreciation, I have decided to show you instead.

Did someone say give away?! 

That’s right my friends…

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Mascara in the City

Hi my loves!


In anticipation to almost reaching 500 FOLLOWERSand changing my blog name I wanted to spread the love, and give my amazing followers ANOTHER amazing TOO FACED GIVEAWAY!!THANK YOU ALL whom supported me, and continue to support me! Without you there would be no Mascara in the City, and I love you all sooo much!

The set that ONE lucky winner will be receiving is thisToo Faced Totally Obsessed Set, YAYAYAY!! I am super excited to give this set away because Sephora just posted this on there latest arrivals section. YES this set is BRAND NEW to Sephora. CaptureThis set contains:
– 0.17 oz Better Than Sex Mascara
– 0.08 oz Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
– 0.16 oz Melted Liquidfied Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua
– 0.17 oz Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
– 0.16 oz Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

To enter this giveaway…

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The Face Shop Herb Day Care Discovery Set

This Discovery set is part of the Around The World Edition. Around The World is the theme of Holiday World Edition 2015. It brings the feeling of spending a romantic vacation in the best holiday destinations. This Discovery set is inspired by New York , the city of free spirit and trend.20160129_124225

It is a nice set consisting of a herb day cleanser and two pomegranate real nature face mask. I am currently using the cleanser which seems to be good and the face masks were great to use.

Verdict – I really like this set. What do you think about it?

Huggies Jumbo Pull-Ups Training Pants Review

20160122_093723In addition to a stepping stool and the potty, Pull-Ups Training Pants and potty training go hand in hand. They feature Disney characters that kids love and stretchy sides that kids can pull up and down, just like a big kid underwear.

These are the best training pants that I have found so far! Thses trainers are not good for night unless you buy the night ones but they are easy to use. I like the velcro sides that are easy to pull apart or pull on like underwear. The designs are colorful and fun too! Easy to use and fun for the little ones. It has a good absorbency and I find them to be quite snug.

My son love the design on the pants.  I too love the idea of the simple picture on the front! What a great idea! Plus, the fact that they are pull ups makes it still feel like underwear to him! I would definitely recommend these training pants to any parent’s who are just starting on potty training. My son is doing amazingly well for his age with a huge thanks to the cool alert pull ups! Whenever he feels when the pull-up go cold, he knows he needs to use his potty before he wets himself! Five star rating from us! Thanks Influenster for choosing me to be a part of the #byebyediapers voxbox program.

I received this product complimentary from Influenster to test and review.