The Face Shop x Kakao Friends 2017 Series

I was so excited about The Face Shop x Kakao Friends 2017 Series after I saw on Instagram and had been waiting for the launch on 20 September 2017. 

I finally found it in Gmarket! However, they are not available for international shipping.

Below are photos courtesy of The Face Shop & Gmarket.


Prelaunch?


Not too sure what this is. I know they have a Chia Seed hydrating cream.


Not sure if this is the Chia Seed hydrating cream.


Body Wash


Body Lotion


Quick Hair Puff


BB Cushion


Nail Polish 


Nail Stickers


Eye Shadows


Eye Shadows


Lip glosses


Hand cream


Hand cream


Hand cream 


Baby Sun Cushion


Baby Sun Cushion


Hand creams


Hand creams

Oh! I wish they will be available in The Face Shop Singapore stores soon!

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Review: The Face Shop x Kakao Friends Character Mask – Neo (Resilience)

I’m a fan of Kakao Friends and I bought the whole series of The Face Shop x Kakao Friends Character Mask last November. It is a limited edition series.

Tonight, I am going to review The Face Shop x Kakao Friends Character Mask – Neo (Resilience) which supposed to diminish wrinkles.


NEO: The feline fashionista
A classy cat with bent for narcissism, NEO is the most fashion-conscious Kakao Friend. She’s never fully dressed without her pearls and, most importantly, her signature bobbed wig. Outside of shopping, her beloved boyfriend Frodo is her #1 priority.


Blueberries as firm as coy Neo’s round face! With essence containing Adenosine and Blueberry, this character face mask brings back skin’s vitality and resilience.


How to use:

  1. Wash face and apply toner
  2. Pull out the mask and carefully place it on face
  3. Remove after 10-15 minutes and tap lightly to absorb the remaining essence into the skin


I think it’s so scary on the face and my hubby was saying I shouldn’t wear this in seventh month. Unlike the cute neo, the mask looks weird on the face.

The good thing about this mask is that it’s not wet dripping with essence but it’s soaked in the essence which moisturized the face when it was on it. There was very little remaining essence in the packaging too. The mask covers the eyes and lip area which is good.


Of cos, my wrinkles are still there but I felt my skin tighter when I removed the mask. The lips felt smooth and moisturized. The moisturizing effect on my face doesn’t last that long since this is a resilience mask instead of a moisturizing mask.

Price: S$5.90
Where to buy: The Face Shop outlets (but no longer in stock)
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Maybe not
Country of origin: Korea

Check out my other The Face Shop x Kakao Friends Character Masks

  1. Muzi – Soothing
  2. Ryan – Moisturizing 
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Review: LABIOTTE Freniq Turn Over Soothing First Mask

Daily Masking Review: LABIOTTE Freniq Turn Over Soothing First Mask


The emergent soothing first mask containing triple aqua seal ingredient delivers the first step skin boosting effect to skin as the clear sheet adheres to skin.

It claims to boost the skin with excellent water absorption with boosting first water and rapidly restore the skin condition immediately after washing and improves the water content. It also cools down the body temperature while giving moisturizing care for sensitive skin at the same time.

Main Ingredients: Skin Turnover AHA, boosted first-Water,Triple Aqua-Seal Complex

How to use:

  1. Store the mask in refrigerator and use the sheet when the skin-customized temperature sensor sticker turns green.
  2. Use the mask at first step of skin care routine after washing face.
  3. Peel the film from the sheet mask and attach on the face.
  4. Remove the sheet mask after 10-20 minutes and gently tap the remaining essence for absorption into skin.

I put the mask in the refrigerator but the temperature sensor sticker did not turn green. I didn’t bother and just use it. The mask was soaked with jelly gel texture essence as I took out from the packaging. It was cooling and soothing to my skin. Thanks to the cool temperature of the refrigerator.

I applied the excess essence from the packaging onto my legs and the skin felt cool and moisturized.

The mask adhered well onto my face. My skin felt moisturized while the mask was on my face for 15 minutes. I have to massage the remaining essence onto my face.

Overall, the mask serves its purpose as a soothing mask. I also like the fact that it is moisturizing. 

Price: US$1.62
Where to buy: Korea Depart
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: Innisfree Special Care Mask – Hand & Foot


My best friend bought these Innisfree Special Care Mask – Hand & Foot for me quite some time ago and I only use it now as they are expiring. I’m a face mask person but lazy to use hand and foot mask as it may restrict me from using the phone etc.

Innisfree Special Care Mask – Hand with herb green and green complex

Main Ingredients: 7 Kinds of herb (Marigold, Peony, Sophora root, Peach tree, Gold, Green tea, Gingko leaf)

Hand mask provides moisture and nutrients for softer skin. 7 kinds of herb provide vitality.


How to use: 

  1. After washing hands, wear the mask for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Remove and massage the excess liquid onto the skin.


The good thing about this hand mask is that I can still use my iPhone while the masks are on my hands. It is non messy. I massaged the remaining essence onto my hands after 15 minutes. My hands felt smooth and moisturized. They also smell nice.

Innisfree Special Care Mask – Foot with herb green and green complex


Main Ingredients: 7 Kinds of herb (Marigold, Peony, Sophora root, Peach tree, Gold, Green tea, Gingko leaf)

Foot mask provides moisture and nutrients for softer skin. 7 kinds of herb provide vitality.

How to use: 

  1. After washing feet, wear the mask for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Remove and massage the excess liquid onto the skin.


I like that the foot mask is non messy and easy to open and use. However, it would be good if there is a tape to tape round our ankles, so that we can walk around.

I massaged the remaining essence onto my feet. The skin felt smooth and moisturized.

Overall, the masks are moisturizing and serve its purpose.

Price: S$4.17 each
Where to buy: innisfreeworld.com or Innisfree outlets
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: Beyond The Real Mask Sheet Rose

Daily Masking Review: BEYOND The Real Mask Sheet Rose


I bought this mask at only US$0.26. It is definitely worth a try.

Major ingredients: Green tree complex, rose extract

Green tree complex and natural ingredients provide skin vitality with moisture. Rose extract rich in vitamins brightens up the skin tone and leaves skin silky and smooth. 

This is a corn mask sheet with environmental friendly ingredients.

How to use

  1. After face wash and toner, apply sheet onto face avoiding eyes and lips. 
  2. Remove after 10~20 minutes and tap gently the excess amount of essence for absorption into the skin.


The essence is not liquid form but thicker like a lightweight cream. I applied the remaining essence in the packaging onto both my calves and thighs. The skin on my legs felt smooth after application.

The mask was cooling and moisturizing while on my face. After 15 minutes, I removed the mask and there was quite a lot of remaining essence on my face which I had to massage into my skin.

Skin felt smoother and brighter but the moisturizing effect does not last. I personally prefer a mask that can provides lasting moisture.

Price: US$0.90
Where to buy: Korea Depart
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Maybe, if I can still get it cheap
Country of origin: Korea

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Bus Stop Advertising: The innovative approach

Few months ago, I kept smelling food when I was at the bus stop at Nex. It smells a little spicy and a little like instant noodle spices. I thought I might have been too hungry. The smell gets stronger when I walk towards the bus stop and lesser when I walk away. 

After I had the KFC Curry Crunch during lunch, I realized in that same evening that the smell is actually the smell of the fried curry chicken I had in the afternoon.


Then I saw the bus stop poster advertising KFC Curry Crunch. Maybe that is when the smell gets stronger as I walk towards the poster. I was telling my colleagues about it and they laughed it off saying I must be craving for it. How can a 2D poster has a smell? 

After some time, the poster was removed and changed to something else and the curry fragrance was gone. I miss it at times! It’s nice smelling and it made me hungry!

I didn’t give much thought about bus stop advertising though I thought it was pretty interesting.

Last Sunday, I passed by Plaza Singapura bus stop and saw a short queue at the bus stop billboard. This one is interesting!


I brought my 2 children to queue too!


It was an Oreo thins grabber machine! Free of charge!


Luckily, most people are considerate and only try once per person. Alyssa tried her chance and managed to grab a packet of Oreo thins.


We have to carry Asher in order for him to grab one and he did too!


Both of them get a packet of the new lemon flavour Oreo thins. Hence, I gave up my chance to grab in order to let the kids behind me to try.


I think this is superb advertising! Many people were taking photos and many actually popped over to check out on the machine. And after trying the lemon flavour Oreo thins, I think I would repurchase as it’s pretty tasty!


Well, I think people had fun grabbing it, tasting it and talking about it! This advertising rocks!

In the evening, as I walked down Bras Basah road, I saw a memoria at a bus stop and I walked towards it.


I almost thought there was a collapse or accident nearby which I must have missed out by not reading the newspaper and only read SNS news.

However, looking at it, it looked weird. I told my hubby that it must be another innovative bus stop advertisement but what could it be?

As we walked to the back, this is what we saw:


Oh! Halloween Horror Nights. Phew! It’s the 7th month, you know. Scary.

Check this RWS video out: https://instagram.com/p/BYGKvgMnd2T/

As I walked further down, this bus stop advertising also caught my eye.


Women are bad drivers. I do agree at times. But times have changed. Pretty interesting!

So I decided to Google on the bus stop advertising company and found Clear Channel and saw many interesting advertisements that they did in the past. Cool!

Image Credit: Clear Channel

As per their website:

IGNITE
Create is Clear Channel’s creative solution to out-of-home, specialising in imaginative, innovative, fun and un-missable campaigns. Our team of creative specialists always aim to deliver engaging, immersive and memorable brand experiences, bridging the physical and digital world that continually push the boundaries of what is possible within out-of-home.

I remember scanning QR codes at the bus stop posters and already thought it was interesting enough but look at these!

Image Credit: Clear Channel

Image Credit: Clear Channel

Image Credit: Clear Channel

Image Credit: Clear Channel

Image Credit: Clear Channel

Image Credit: Clear Channel

Image Credit: Clear Channel

What do you think?

I guess I will start taking photos of the interesting ads.

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Review: Dr Morita Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask

Daily Masking Review: Dr Morita Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask


This mask is claimed to be No. 1 selling HERO products among DR MORITA facial mask series with its newly improved invisible silky- soft mask sheet that instantly smoothen your skin. 

It contains large, medium and micro molecule of Japanese Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide Essence that provides long lasting hydration. With Luffa extract, herbal compound extract essences, Collagen Hydrolystate essence to maintain the deep and long lasting hydration for your skin.

It is also claimed to be the Best seller that is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anti -aging and anti-wrinkle!

Ingredients: Water, Allantoin, Niacinamide, Acrylates/Vinvyl Isodecanoate, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyalutonic Acid, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolsate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Palmaria


How to use:

  1. Cleanse your face. 
  2. Apply mask on the face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Remove and gently massage around the face area for the essence to be fully absorbed by the skin. Not necessary to rinse off. 

The mask provides instant moisture to my skin once I placed it on my face. I applied the remaining essence in the packaging onto my legs and they felt smooth and moisturized after that.

The moisturizing effect is superb! However, the skin felt a little tingling sensation towards the end of the 15 minutes. Maybe it is due to the acid essence that has a refeshing feeling. Definitely felt more awake after that.

It is recommended by the manufacturer that you use this daily. Maybe that’s the way to see the anti wrinkle results.

Price: S$16.80 for a box of 10s
Where to buy: Watsons, Guardian, Sasa
Rating: 4 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Taiwan

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Review: The Face Shop Soothing Jelly Mask

Daily Masking Review: The Face Shop Soothing Jelly Mask – Moisturizing 


I could not find this mask in local The Face Shop outlets. Guess it’s new and it attracted me to buy it from Gmarket to try out.

It claims that the calming, moisture-rich mask sheet soothes and comforts sensitized skin.

It is a water-filled jelly essence sheet mask that soothes skin with moisture as it contains aloe extract and hyaluronic acid. The large-capacity jelly essence is absorbed freshly without stickiness and provides a long lasting cooling sensation.

It is formulated without 10 addictives: 6 kinds of parabens (methylparaben, ethylparaben, isopropylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, paraben), propylene glycol, triethanolamine, tar color and mineral oil.


It creates mild and tender fluffy tightly skin with intensive moisturizing care. This vegetable mask sheet derived from 100% natural aloe fiber for soothing and comfortable skin care. It is also enriched with moisture ingredients, the mask calms the sensitive skin.

Main ingredients: : Lactobacillus / soybean fermentation extract, Panthenol, Cacao extract, Turmeric extract, Yeast / barley fermentation filtrate, Yeast / potato extract fermentation filtrate, Lactobacillus fermentation product, Aloe vera leaf extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Beta-glucan

How to use:

  1. After cleansing, adjust skin texture with a toner.
  2. Apply the mask sheet onto face evenly.
  3. Leave for 10~20 minutes, then remove the mask sheet and tap the remain essence for absorption.

I placed the mask for about 15 minutes after taking out from the packaging. There is a plastic netting which needs to be removed. The mask was brown in colour, which is most likely due to the soaking in the jelly essence.

I applied the remaining “jelly” onto my legs and they were cooling and moisturizing. The mask was moisturizing and soothing to my skin on my face. 

I love this mask as it is very afforable and moisturizing enough. I think this will be good for sunburnt skin!

Price: ₩8,000 (~S$10) for a box of 10s
Where to buy: gmarket Korea 
Rating: 4 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Pack Wild Ginseng (Cleansing Type)

Daily Masking Review: Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Pack Wild Ginseng (Cleansing Type)

Wild ginseng (cultivated) extracts prevent greasiness due to sebum and turn into clear and bright skin by giving skin convergence and removing impurities.


I ordered this mask at about S$1 from SampleStore to try out since I love to try out Korean sheet masks. Register for free at SampleStore and get free samples too!

Product Information from SampleStore:
Herbal extracts contained in oriental herbal premium mask pack will make your skin healthy and resilient, supplying nutrition to rough and unbalanced skin.

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, active for soothing the skin, and various herbal effective components will relax and soothe irritated and tired skin.

This product is excellent for anti-freckles, skin-whitening, and anti-aging by the use of Chaga mushroom extract, Ginkgo leaf extract, Raspberry fruit extract, Oristract poria root extract.

Wild ginseng Extract will prevent the skin from glossing and soothe, eliminating body wastes and making the skin clear and clean. 

  • Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract : Soothing/ Antioxidant effect
  • Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract : Skin dryness prevention/ Exfoliating/ Antibacterial effect/ Anti-inflammation
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract : Soothing/ Antibacterial effect/ Skin-whitening/ Anti-inflammation
  • Wild ginseng Extract : Atopic dermatitis prevention/ Elasticity/ Skin trouble prevention

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene glycol, Niacinamide, Ethanol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lactobacillus/ Soybean Ferment extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance


How to use:

  1. After washing face, soothing the skin by using cosmetic water.
  2. Open up the pouch, take the sheet out of it and then carefully put the product on your face tightly.
  3. Remove the mask after around 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Absorb the remaining contents by tapping it to penetrate into your skin.

I placed the mask for 25 minutes. I could smell  ginseng when I opened the packaging. It doesn’t bother me although the smell was a little strong. In fact, it made feel like ginseng was being applied onto my face. 

The mask was cooling and soothing to my skin. It provides instant moisture to my face. I fell asleep while the mask was on my face. Luckily, I normally set alarm for my 25 minutes face mask time.

The remaining essence on the face is sufficient for me to apply on my neck. The remaining essence in the packaging goes to my legs. The skin on my legs felt smooth.

I would think it is worth buying this mask, considering the soothing and moisturizing effect.  The effect lasted. I love the ginseng smell. It smells natural and is much better than fragrance or perfume smell. Recommended!

Price: S$1
Where to buy: SampleStore (Register for free!)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

Check out my other Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Packs.

  1. Changa Mushroom
  2. Shang Whang Mushroom
  3. Agaricus
  4. Silk Worm
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Review: Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Pack Silk Worm (Whitening Type)

Daily Masking Review: Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Pack Silk Worm (Whitening Type)


I ordered this mask at about S$1 from SampleStore to try out since I love to try out Korean sheet masks. Register for free at SampleStore and get free samples too!

Product Information from SampleStore:

Herbal extracts contained in oriental herbal premium mask pack will make your skin healthy and resilient, supplying nutrition to rough and unbalanced skin.

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, active for soothing the skin, and various herbal effective components will relax and soothe irritated and tired skin.

This product is excellent for anti-freckles, skin-whitening, and anti-aging by the use of Chaga mushroom extract, Ginkgo leaf extract, Raspberry fruit extract, Oristract poria root extract.
The extracts of silkworm grown up on mulberry leaves and niacinamide will improve your skin bright and clean by eliminating the darkness as well as invigorate your skin.

  • Silkworm Cocoon extract : Skin-whitening / Moisturizing / Pores decline
  • Oristract Poria root extract : Antioxidant effect / Anti-wrinkles / Immunity improvement
  • Poria Cocos extract : Dry skin prevention / Itchy skin relief
  • Bletia Hyacinthina Bulb extract : Skin inflammation relief / Skin-whitening

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene glycol, Niacinamide, Ethanol, Silkworm extract, Morus Bombycis Leaf extract, Poria Cocos extract, Bletia Hyacinthina Bulb extract, Ampelopsis Japonica Root extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root extract, Atractyloides Japonica Rhizome extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance


How to use:

  1. After washing face, soothing the skin by using cosmetic water.
  2. Open up the pouch, take the sheet out of it and then carefully put the product on your face tightly.
  3. Remove the mask after around 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Absorb the remaining contents by tapping it to penetrate into your skin.

I placed the mask for 25 minutes. There was a light TCM Herbal smell. It doesn’t bother me as the smell was not strong and was not awful at all. As least, it’s not some strong perfume or artificial smell. In fact, the smell was natural and quite nice to smell after a while.

It was cooling and soothing to my skin. It provides instant moisture to my face. However, I don’t see any immediate whitening effect. 

I would think it is worth buying this mask, considering the soothing and moisturizing effect.

Price: S$1
Where to buy: SampleStore (Register for free!)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

Check out my other Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Packs.

  1. Changa Mushroom
  2. Shang Whang Mushroom
  3. Agaricus
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