Review: The Face Shop Character Mask – Cow

Daily Masking Review: The Face Shop Character Mask – Cow (Nourishing)

The elasticity-nourishing character mask makes the tender skin look bright and elastic, making the skin look younger with nourishing colostrum.

Dermatologist tested and formula without 6 addictives (Sulfate, Talc, Mineral Oil, Quaternium, Polyacrylamide, Paraffin).

Triple Solution Essence contains Colostrum, Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen.

I placed the mask for 15 minutes. It has a very nice scent. Kind of a pity that my children didn’t get to see this cow mask.

I think I look like an opera singer instead of a cow. Haha!

Buying a character mask has 2 functions as mentioned in my previous character mask review:

  1. Amuse others around you
  2. Taking selfie to post it

Check out my other The Face Shop character masks reviews:

  1. Pig
  2. Monkey
  3. Puppy

The moisturizing effect is good but it doesn’t last long after removal of mask. The smell is nice but I am unsure if it smell of milk. I don’t see any younger looking skin immediately. 

The essence has high viscosity. I applied the remaining essence in the packet to both my legs and they felt smooth.

Overall, the mask is ok.

Price: S$4.90
Where to buy: The Face Shop outlets
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Repurchase: No, unless on sale
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: It’s Skin Pure Moisture Mask Sheet

Daily Masking Review: It’s Skin Pure Moisture Mask Sheet

I got this mask free when I made a minimum purchase at it’s skin outlet in December 2016. This mask was not for sale but given free with a minimum purchase.

It’s Skin Pure Moisture Mask Sheet helps to provide moisture and sufficient nutrition with Glacier Water of Alaska and hyaluronic acid. It gives hydration on the skin, and makes the skin balanced. 

How to use:

  1. Cleanse and dry face thoroughly.
  2. Open pouch, unfold mask and place it on your face.
  3. Wear the mask for 15-20 minutes and peel off gently from the edges.

Mask quality is thin but usable. The mask provides instant moisture to my skin. No smell and no irritation. I think this mask serves its purpose in moisturizing the skin. 

However, price is unknown as it was sold in the shops when I got in free in last December. I would think it’s worth to buy this mask if it is less than S$1.

Price: Unknown
Where to buy: it’s skin outlets
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Most likely
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: My Beauty Diary Black Obsidian Moisturizing Black Mask

My Beauty Diary is one of my favourite face mask brands.

Tonight’s Daily Masking Review: My Beauty Diary Black Obsidian Moisturizing Black Mask

This mask is for moisturizing and brightening.

This mask has a unique 3D Hyaluronic acid structure that locks moisture into the skin to replenish and retain hydration. Mask material was infused with essential essences that provides the perfect fit that conforms to your facial contours and neck, delivering instant nourishment to dry skin. 

Products are free of paraben preservatives, alcohol, mineral oils, pigments and fluorescent agents.

How to use:

  1. After cleansing and toning, place the mask over the face. 
  2. Remove after 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Gently massage any remaining essence into skin with fingertips until fully absorbed. No rinsing is necessary. 
  4. Apply lotion/cream as usual to seal the nourishment.

The black mask covers not only the face but below the chin and a small part of the neck. Seriously, I can’t stand the smell of the mask. There was a strong smell when I took the mask out of the packaging. I could still smell the mask when it was on my face and it irritated my nose. I coughed a number of times because of the irritation. I have sensitive nose. I guess the fragrance it contained was too strong for me.

The mask was moisturizing and there was no irritation to my skin. The pro of this mask is that it extends to cover the area below our chins as that is the area we neglected the most when we take care of our face. The mask quality was also of good quality.

Moisturizing effect is good. However, I really don’t like the smell of it. I could still smell it even after the mask was removed and it caused irritation to my throat.

Price: S$10.90 for a box of 5s
Where to buy: Major pharmacies
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Repurchase: No
Country of origin: Taiwan

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Review: The Saem Natural Blueberry Mask Sheet

Daily Masking Review: the SAEM Natural Blueberry Mask Sheet

Mask sheet contains blueberry extract that protects skin age. It makes dull skin look young and moisturizes the skin.

Ingredients: Blueberry extract(1,000ppm)

How to use  

  1. After washing your face, adjust skin texture with toner.
  2. Open the pouch and pull out the sheet. Put it to fit to around the eyes and nose to all over face tightly.
  3. Remove the mask after 20 – 25 minutes and pat the remainder essence for absorption. Be careful when you spread the sheet not to be torn.

I love the sweet blueberry smell when I took the mask out from the packaging. The essence was milky purple in colour and I applied the remaining essence on my legs as usual.

The mask was cooling and moisturizing while on my face. No irritation and I really love the sweet blueberry smell. 

Affordable sweet smelling mask.

Price: ₩1,000 (~S$1.22)
Where to buy: gmarket Korea
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Petit Bateau 4-Days Warehouse Sale

Petit Bateau are well known for their children’s wear collections and its good quality.

Petit Bateau is named after the nursery rhyme ‘Maman les p’tits bateaux qui vont sur l’eau ont-ils des jambes?’. Which has been sung for generations in France.

In 1918, Etienne Valton – the son of Petit Bateau founder Pierre Valton – was inspired by this nursery rhyme to cut the legs off long johns worn at the time. The classic cotton pants we know today were born!

Up to 70% off Petit Bateau 4-Days Warehouse Sale at The Substation from 6-9 July 2017, 10.30am to 6.30pm. Hurry up before the sizes run out!

The Substation is located at 45 Armenian Street Singapore 179936.

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TOUCH Community Services 25th Anniversary Limited Edition LEGO Set

TOUCH Community Services is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by launching limited edition commemorative sets, using LEGO® parts.

Each commemorative set comes with separate LEGO® parts that you can assemble into photo frames with three familiar local scenes – ‘The Playground’, ‘The Void Deck’ and ‘The Mama Shop’, designed in line with TOUCH Vision 2030: Strong Families • Caring Generations • Enabled Communities.

For LEGO lovers, here’s your chance to collect commemorative memorabilia of iconic Singapore scenes, built with LEGO parts!

With every donation of $350 or more, you will receive one full set (comprising ALL THREE designs) in appreciation of your support. Only 500 sets comprising three different designs are available!

All 500 sets will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis, and while stocks last. Donations go towards the services of TOUCH in improving the lives of the needy and disadvantaged.

As a regular donor for TOUCH, I immediately donated S$350 when I came across this as my children love LEGO. This is why I would also like to share with you about this limited edition LEGO set while you can help the needy and disadvantaged by donating S$350. On top of that, your donation of S$350 donation will get 250% tax deduction. That’s S$875 of tax relief! Donate now by clicking here.

I received my parcel from TOUCH Community Services within 1 week from my S$350 donation,

It was hand delivered by easy parcel. The box was wrapped in a clear plastic with the courier invoice on it. Hence I did not take a photo of it.

A cover letter by the CEO of TOUCH Community Services thanking me for the donation printed on high quality paper.

My Little World products are made from original LEGO® products. However, they are not endorsed, supported or associated with The Lego Group.

The three designs come in packs of separate bricks and six mini figurines, placed in a box with instructions on how to assemble them.

The Playground-Daddy & Ah Girl Set

The Void Deck-Ah Gong & Ah Boy Set & The Mama Shop-Ah Ma & Mummy Set

Alyssa chose the Daddy & Ah Girl Set as she said she is the Ah Girl and she loves playground.

Asher chose the Ah Gong & Ah Boy Set as he is the little boy.

And they started building… and I built the Ah Ma & Mummy set. I couldn’t just miss out the fun building them right?

Acrylic holders are also provided for us to place our favourite photos.
Dimensions: 127mm (Length) x 63mm (Breadth) x 195mm (Height of Acrylic frame).
When the three sets are placed together, the combined length would be 381mm.

As what TOUCH Community Services said:”Like the many bricks that are pieced together to form iconic and familiar structures in our neighbourhoods, each and every one of us plays an integral role in the community. When we come together as One Community with our talents and experiences as a form of support for those in need, we can make Singapore a better place for us and our future generations.”

Immediately go to Iconic Singapore scenes, built with LEGO® parts By Roger to support TOUCH 25th Anniversary and make a donation online now!

Please type “350” (or any number more than 350) in the space (with SG$) just above the red “Donate Now” button. Please also type your mailing address in the donation form which will appear after you click “Donate Now”. To do so, uncheck the ‘I do not need a printed tax-deduction receipt’ option.

In appreciation of your donation, one commemorative set (of three designs) will be given per donation of $350 or more – on a first-come-first-serve basis, while stocks last. The commemorative sets are not for sale.

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Review: Tamrare Collagen Mandarin Mask Pack

Daily Masking Review: Tamrare Collagen Mandarin Mask Pack

The Mask contains Jeju mandarin fermentation and 1,500m deep ocean water. Fermented Citrus ingredient provides long lasting moisture, gives the skin vitality. Rich deep ocean water is a natural ingredient, makes skin fresh and clean thoroughly. Collagen ingredients keep skin soft and elastic.

The mask claims to keep skin clean and smooth, stimulates blood circulation and has high moisturizing effect. I will check it out.

Main ingredients: Jeju mandarin fermentation, deep ocean water 1,500m, collagen

How to use:

  1. After cleansing, use skin care lotion.
  2. Take out one sheet of the mask, apply onto face accordingly to facial contour close to the skin.
  3. Leave the mask sheet on for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the mask.
  4. Use your finger to gently massage the skin, so that the remaining essence is fully absorbed onto the skin.

I smelled mandarin orange when I opened the packaging. It was sweet. I still smelled the mask when it was placed on my face for 15 minutes but it smelled artificial after sometime.

The mask was cooling and moisturizing when placed on my face. There was not a lot of remaining essence on my face and I just massaged them onto my skin. My face still felt cool and moisturized after removal.

Moisturizing effect is good. I guess it takes time to see firming effect.

Price: US$3.15 (Now at US$0.86. I bought it at US$1.52)
Where to buy: Korea Depart
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: The Saem Natural Oatmeal Mask Sheet

Daily Masking Review: the SAEM Natural Oatmeal Mask Sheet (Moisturizing)

This mask sheet contains oatmeal extract, which draws moisture into the skin. It keeps moisture in the skin for long hours by forming a protective moisture layer over the tired skin.

Image Credit: Gmarket

Major ingredient: : Oatmeal extract (1,000ppm), hydroxyethylcellulose, prickly pear fruit extract
Oatmeal from Canada.

How to use:

  1. Wash face and use toner.
  2. Open pouch and place onto face centering from eyes and nose. 
  3. After 20~25 minutes remove mask and tap excess amount of essence for absorption. 

The essence was milky in colour but it was watery. I could apply the remaining essence in the packaging for both my legs.

I also love the sweet scent of the mask. I could smell it when the mask was placed on my face. The mask provides instant moisture to my skin. It was soothing and cooling. No irritation. 

I didn’t apply moisturizer for the night and my skin was not dry when I woke up the next morning. My skin looks smoother the next day.
Great buy for an affordable mask!

Price: ₩1,000 (~S$1.22)
Where to buy: gmarket Korea 
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: Secret Key Black Out Pore 3 Step Nose Pack

Beauty Review: Secret Key Black Out Pore 3 Step Nose Pack

The area that I have the most pores and blackheads is my nose and I’m sure that is the case for most people. That’s why there are currently so many nose strips or nose packs in the market.

This is my second time trying out the nose strip. Check out my review on Me Factory Pig Collagen Nose Pack. It is also a 3 step nose pack.

Image Credit: Gmarket

Tonight, I’m trying out the Secret Key Black Out Pore 3 Step Nose Pack. It contains Charcoal Powder which controls sebum secretion. 

The nose pack contains Witch hazel extract that soothes skin and remove pores impurities. Tea tree, lemon and lime ingredient gently give healthy sebum removal. Coconut ferment cellulose pack provides skin moisture with soothing care. 

Major ingredients:
No.1: charcoal, rice, black sesame, grape, seaweed, peppermint, Saponaria Officinalis Root, Western pepper herbs, Witch Hazel water, sage leaves, Melissa Officinalis Leaf, Juniperus Communis Fruit
No. 2: lemon, lime, green tea water, tea tree leaf water, cypress water
No. 3: Illicium Verum, papaya fruit, Witch Hazel, Centella asiatica, Portulaca Oleracea

Image Credit: Gmarket

Step 1 : Place sheet on nose, remove after 15~20 minutes. 

The nose mask is lightly scented and smells good. It doesn’t hurt (unlike another brand that I have tried). In fact, it is cooling and it only stings a little towards the end of the 15 minutes.

Step 2 : Tap step 1 sheet excess amount of essence, place step 2 pack until completely dry. 

I wet my nose with the essence from Step 1 and stick the dry nose strip onto my nose for about 15 minutes. 

I removed it after 15 minutes by slowly peeling it from the edge. It’s not painful. Spotted blackheads on the strip and noted that more were removed from the right side of my nose.

Step 3 : Remove sheet film and place on the nose. After 5~10 minutes remove sheet and tap gently for absorption. 

I placed the hydrogel mask on my nose for 10 minutes. I love the fact that it is a hydrogel mask and is soothing to my skin. It is cooling and moisturizing too.

Image Credit: Gmarket

I love this Secret Key Black Out Pore 3 Step Nose Pack, especially Step 3, compared to Me Factory Pig Collagen Nose Pack

Step 1 is not hot and does not sting my nose. Step 2 requires me to Wet my nose with Step 1 essence and not water. Step 3 hydrogel mask is soothing and moisturizing.

Thumbs up for this great nose pack. I can see lesser black heads on my nose. 

Price: ₩15,000 (~S$18.30)for a pack of 5s
Where to buy: gmarket Korea
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: Skinfactory Vega Mix 7Days Hydrogel Mask

Daily Masking Review: Skinfactory Vega Mix 7Days Hydrogel Mask

Hydrogel mask pack melting on 36.5 degrees body temperature absorbing onto skin. High fit hydrogel gives skin moisture and nutrition evenly on the face. Hydrolyzed collagen gives soft and firm skin. Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E) gives skin glowing bright skin. Allantoin ingredient protect skin from external environment with soothing effect with apple, orange and honey extract giving fresh scent moisture.

Major Ingredients: Aloe extract, honey extract, orange extract, apple extract

How to use

  1. After face wash use toner.
  2. Open pouch remove pack film on top and bottom.
  3. Place film removed skin on skin from nose to center and lips to center gently.
  4. Remove after 20~30 minutes, tap gently for excess amount of content to absorb. 

The mask was a little wet when I took out from the packaging but completely dry after 30 minutes when I removed from my face. I guessed the essence was absorbed into my skin. It was cooling and a little soothing. My skin felt tighter and moisturized after removal of the mask. However, I felt the hydrating effect is not good enough. 

Maybe I really need the 7 days program in order to see brightening and firming effect.

Price: ₩5,000 (~S$6.20)
Where to buy:
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Maybe
Country of origin: Korea

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