Review: Secret Key Multi Cell Night Repair Mask Pack

Daily Masking Review: Secret Key Multi Cell Night Repair Mask Pack


Secret Key Multi Cell Night Repair Mask Pack makes your tired skin moisturized, resilient, clear and relieves your skin from stress.

This is a mask with a packaging that does not attract me at all. It is just too plain and boring. I bought it because it was cheap and I like to try new masks.

It has 3 kinds of plant stem cell ingredient that gives firm skin care. Rich nutrition and moisture gives special care. It also gives bright and silky glowing skin care. 

Major ingredients: : Bifida ferment lysate, green callus culture extract, tomato callus culture extract, grape callus culture extract, Moroccan chamomile flower water, witch hazel extract, royal jelly extract

I placed the mask on my face for 15 minutes. I don’t think it relieves me from my stress but it was definitely soothing and moisturizing. I applied the excess essence onto my legs and they felt smooth after that.

The mask made me skin smooth and moisturized. I would repurchase this mask since it is affordable. I was really glad that I bought this mask to try out despite its unattractive packaging.

Price: US$0.99
Where to buy: Korea Depart
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Email Scam: eticket from Garuda Indonesia

I have just shared on the email scam of Domino’s Pizza and now, I received an eticket from Garuda Indonesia.


This is not the first time I received an email on this. I searched my email folder and found 4. I don’t remember receiving a total of 4 emails but I thought I have received a similar email in 2016, which I must have deleted.


When I received a similar email last year, I thought it was a passenger who accidentally keyed in the wrong email address. However, after receiving the email today, I thought otherwise. I decided to do a search in my email folders and I found 4 emails with different customer’s names. I can’t even remember I received the previous 3 emails in 2014.

This is how the email looks like.


It looks so real that I would really believe in this.

I tried to google for the email scam on this but could not find any clues. However, I still think this is a phishing email. Hence, I decided to write an email to support@garudaindonesia.com.sg.

I have attached the screenshot of the email and hopefully, they will reply soon. I will provide an update once I have any news.

Meanwhile, please drop a comment if you also receive similar emails.

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Review: Me Factory Pig Collagen Nose Pack

I watched the Instagram video of people using masks that removed the impurities from their pores.

I decided to buy a nose pack to try out as I noticed I have blackheads on my nose.

I am someone who prefers simple steps. That’s the reason why I love mask sheets. I just need to place it on my face for about 15 minutes before I sleep. So having a 3 steps nose pack for me is actually consider a hassle. However, I am someone who like to try new things.


The Me Factory Pig Collagen Nose Pack comprises of 3 steps.

  1. Pore Heating Sheet
  2. Blackhead Clear Sheet
  3. Pore Tightening Sheet

Image Credit: mefactory.co.kr

This was suppose to be the number 1 seller.

Image Credit: mefactory.co.kr

And they changed their packaging for 2017.

Image Credit: mefactory.co.kr

The one I bought is old packaging.

Image Credit: mefactory.co.kr

The piggy is so cute that I can’t help buying it to try. 

Image Credit: mefactory.co.kr

Yet, the new packaging is even cuter!

Step 1: Pore Heating Sheet
After cleansing the face, place the sheet on the nose and remove after 15~20 minutes.
Wipe away the pore excess sebum gently.

Step 1


Step 1 Pore Heating Sheet was stingy on my skin. I was so glad that the 15 minutes was up.

Step 2: Blackhead Clear Sheet
Using dry hands to peel off the clear film.
Wet nose and place the white patch on the nose
Remove after 10~15 minutes
Peel off the dry sheet slowly from the edge after completely dry.

Step 2

I guess I did not apply enough water on my nose as the sticky white sheet was not wet on my nose. I just peeled off about 15 minutes later.

I saw yellowish stuff on the sheet. Did you see it?


The yellowish stuff were from my upper nose. I still notice black pores on the tip of my nose.

I was unable to take a clear selfie of my nose.

Step 3: Pore Tightening Sheet
Place patch and remove after 5~10 minutes.
Pat the excess essence for absorption into the skin.

I was so excited about removal of the blackhead that I forgot to take a selfie of Step 3. Step 3 Pore Tightening Mask was soothing on my face. It moisturized the skin on my nose.

Overall, I like it as I saw the impurities being removed by the Blackhead Clear Sheet. However, my concern is whether this action will enlarge my pores. I do not like the stingy effect of the Pore Heating Sheet.

Price: RRP ₩19,900 for a box of 10s
Sale: ₩7,900 for a box of 10s currently on sale at Gmarket (~S$9.89)
Where to buy: Gmarket Korea
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Maybe
Country of origin: Korea

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Email Scam: Your Domino’s Order

I received an email this morning from Domino’s Pizza, which was weird.


Note that the email address is from dominos.com and not dominos.com.sg. Name, phone number and address of store is in US.

First thing that came to my mind was: Is this a phishing email or someone accidentally key in my email address? 

I definitely did not place any order for a pizza at 10+am in the morning.

Email received


I guess this is a phishing email after I did a google search. There was this post on Bogus Barrister Crime Blog.

However, it does look so authentic!

Snapshot from Bogus Barrister Crime Blog

Took 2 snapshots.

Snapshot from Bogus Barrister Crime Blog

This was in 2012. As per the website indicated as below:

This is a scam email being sent out from orders@dominos.com.
We contacted Domino’s pizza headquarters about this and they responded with this:
“If you have received an email from “orders@dominos.com” and have not placed an order from Domino’s Pizza please do not open this email. They are not from Domino’s Pizza, it’s franchisees, or any service provider we use. If you have opened this email, we suggest you do not click on any links contained within it. 
Most sincerely,
Denise
Domino’s Pizza Customer Care”


Just remember to delete the email and do not click on any of the links.

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Review: Secret Key Nature Recipe Aloe Mask Pack

Daily Masking Review: Secret Key Nature Recipe Aloe Mask Pack

The Aloe (Aloe vera extract 5,000ppm)

Rich moisture aloe extract gives dry skin moisture vital care. 

Full ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, ethanol, aloe extract (5,000ppm), sodium hyaluronate, Centella asiatica extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Moroccan chamomile flower, locust extract, royal jelly extract, betaine, hydroxyethyl cellulose, PEG- 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, fragrance

Image Credit: secretkey.co.kr


I placed the mask for 15 minutes while I applied the remaining essence in the packaging on my legs as usual. I recommend doing so as firstly, the remaining essence will not be gone to waste and secondly, the skin on the legs really improve!

I love this mask for its cooling and soothing effect on my skin. It is also very moisturizing. I’m surprised that such a cheap mask (I actually bought it at about S$0.70 but it’s currently selling at S$0.24 on Gmarket) can do the same job as other brands of Aloe masks. One of my favourite brands is the Taiwanese “My Beauty Diary”. Now, it really made me wonder if all the masks are from the same factory. Or maybe they are all using the same Aloe Vera essence.

Thumbs up for this super affordable mask!

Price: ₩600 (Currently at ₩190 ~S$0.24)
Where to buy: gmarket Korea
Rating: 4 out of 5
Repurchase: Definitely
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh

I have been using the Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh every morning and I’ve used about 3/4 now. I bought it through Guardian Singapore Online Store when it was having a 50% sale.


This snow-like cream comes in a texture that is as soft as whipped cream. It feels like 雪花膏. It softly melts upon contact with skin and moisturizes the skin.

It is made of mistletoe complex and ceramide, which helps to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and forms a non-evaporating moisture film over skin. 

In addition, it is infused with 69% mineral-rich Seorak mountain water complex, a water sourced from South Korea’s Seorak Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a biosphere reserve. Your complexion is visibly smoother, brighter and stronger skin with Goodal’s Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh.


Key Benefits:

  1. Fermented mistletoe extract and ceramides fortify the skin’s ability to retain moisture and provide improved absorption into skin for long lasting hydration
  2. Soft sherbert-like textured cream moisturizer instantly melts into skin for lasting hydration
  3. Infused with mineral-rich Seoraksoo Complex for boosted and nourishing hydration
  4. Repairs damaged skin barriers
  5. Improves elasticity and defends skin from aging factors


The outer packaging is simple and nice. The product itself comes in a jar which has a twistable cap and another protective lid under. It also comes with a spatula.


The ingredients are as above.


I like the snow texture cream which is very cooling and moisturizing.


The cream was easily absorbed into the skin. I can feel it forming a moisture film over my skin. It is lightly scented and it smells good.

I personally like this Cream as it doesn’t irritate my skin and it is very cooling and moisturizing to my skin. However, I felt that the moisturizing effect is not strong enough to last throughout the day. 

A little amount is able to go a long way. This is definitely a pricier version of 雪花膏. However, I noticed that my skin looks smooth nowadays.

I have also tried Goodal Water Full Mask Moisture (Hyaluronic Acid) which I like it. Have you tried any Goodal products? Do leave me a comment to share your review.

Price: S$48.90
Where to buy: Major pharmacies
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Korean Drama: 내일 그대와 Tomorrow, With You

Image Credit: Instagram @tvn_joy

I first watched 내일 그대와 Tomorrow, With You on Cable TV on a Sunday about a month ago and it was episodes 5-6. I won’t said it’s a show that would keep my eyes glued to it but it was interesting enough to keep me watching. 

As per the Facebook Plot outline: 
외모, 재력, 인간미까지 갖춘 완벽 스펙의 시간여행자 ‘유소준’과 그의 삶에 유일한 예측불허 ‘송마린’의 피할 수 없는 시간여행 로맨스
(Google Translate) A perfect spec time traveler with looks, talent and humanity, ‘Yoo Soon-joon’ and his only dream in his life ‘Song Marin’ inevitable time travel Romance.

I watched it the following week on episodes 7-8. This made me watched episodes 1-4 online on that very Sunday night. I noted that it was still showing in Korea and there were 20 episodes. So I did not continue watching as I wanted to watch it on Cable TV. However, I didn’t watch it last week and missed 2 episodes. 

So I started watching from episode 9 online on last Sunday and completed the 16 episode on that Sunday night. I was also glad to find out that there were only 16 episodes. If not, I will need to wait another 2 more weeks to complete the drama.

It was about a time traveller (Yoo So Joon) who found out that he was going to die in another 2 years time (2019) in a car accident. That’s the reason why he was never able to travel to the future beyond that time. He survived a train accident in 2009 and found out that he was able to travel to the future by taking the subway. He also got to know another time traveller (Mister Song) who encouraged him to change his destiny by marrying the girl (Song Ma Rin) whom he saved from a car accident which would originally caused her to be permanently disabled. Hence, he married the girl in just less than 3 months after he saved her, just to change his destiny.

So Joon was a rich CEO of a real estate investment company (Myreits) because of knowing which land to buy and build as he knows the future. He doesn’t love Ma Rin when he asked her to live together with him and marry him. However, their relationship developed and he fell in love with her. So deeply that he wants to protect her, like the male lead in every Korean drama.

Image Credit: Instagram @tvn_joy

Above is the photo repost from @tvn_joy
결혼한 친구 앨범에 다 있는 정석 포스
Part2) 나만의 꽃순이가 되어줘
A typical pose for a wedding album
Part2) Will you marry me?

This is my favourite among the different wedding photos in the house of the male lead in the drama. I didn’t have this pose for my wedding.

Their relationship developed and they fell deeply in love. It turned out that some destinies cannot be changed. It just worked out in a similar way. However, So Joon doesn’t want to give up as he really loves Ma Rin and wants to live with her.

Image Credit: Instagram @love_merry_1236

Image Credit: Instagram @tomorrow_withu


The above are the screengrabs after they fell in love.

Of cos, I don’t think of this show day and night, unlike some other Korean dramas. But, I like this drama. 

The male lead is Lee Je Hoon and the female lead is Shin Mi Na. Seriously, I don’t know who they are before the show. I just find that one of my friends look like the female lead and the male lead looks like other Korean actors in other dramas.

Image Credit: withyou.tving.com

Image Credit: withyou.tving.com


I think I like this show as it is somewhat similar to “My Love from the Star” or 《来自星星的你》.

I really thought I would just watch this drama (2 episodes) every Sunday on my cable TV but I was just caught into it and watched it continuously. 

There’s a thing I am glad about. It has a happy ending!

Do go and google to check out this romantic comedy that made me laughed often and cried at some parts.

Facebook Page: 내일 그대와 Tomorrow, With You
Click here for  Official Website
Watch the Trailers 

Image Credit: withyou.tving.com


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Review: The Face Shop Character Mask – Pig


Daily Masking Review: The Face Shop Character Mask – Pig

As mentioned in my previous The Face Shop Animal character mask reviews, I bought the characters masks on BBCosmetic at a promotion price. I wanted to see how cute they are.


The moisture radiance character mask provides deep moisture and radiance deep into the skin with honey rich in vitamins and minerals.

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

Triple Solution Essence contains Honey, Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen.


I placed the mask for 15 minutes. It is lightly scented. My daughter said it’s sweet.

My children wanted to take photo with me.


They find it so interesting that I was wearing a pig mask.

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

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

The moisturizing effect is fine while the mask was on my face. The quality of the mask is good too. Maybe because it was honey, my face is a little sticky after removal of the mask. Skin was still moisturized after some time. 

Thumbs up for the cuteness and moisturizing effect! But I think the normal The Face Shop masks are good enough. Character masks are definitely just for fun and photos!

Price: S$4.90
Where to buy: The Face Shop outlets
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: No, unless on sale
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: NO:HJ Aqua Soothing Mask Pack (Mayu)

Daily Masking Review: NO:HJ Aqua Soothing Mask Pack (Mayu)

I got this mask free from one of my Korean mask purchase. I have never heard of this brand and I’m glad I got this free as I love trying out new masks.


Skin familiar horse oil ingredient penetrates into skin to provide bright skin tone by moisturizing. (Unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid high content similar to human.)

The mask prevents dehydration giving dry skin glow, balance moisture for vital look. The hydration and nutrition tencel sheet gives rich moisture deep into skin. It also soothes sensitive skin quickly for elastic clear skin care. Plant essence gives natural quick absorption for light and refreshment.

There are 5 no additives (surfactant, phenoxyethanol, mineral oil, benzophenone, dye) in this mask.

Image Credit: nohj.co.kr

 
The mask was indeed soothing on my face. Mask quality was good. Moisturizing effect was also good. Just that the price is a little pricey.

Price: ₩2,500 (~S$3)
Where to buy: gmarket Korea 
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: Holika Holika Lazy & Easy Character Mask Sheet – Gudetama Edition

Daily Masking Review: Holika Holika Lazy & Easy Character Mask Sheet – Gudetama Edition

This mask is supposedly for sale in Korea only. Thanks to the internet, I ordered it online and shipped it from Korea to Singapore.

The mask sheet claimed to restore the balance of tired skin with soothing essence containing vitamins.

Image Credit: Holika Holika


This mask has 2 different design packagings but with the same character mask design. It is a soothing and calming mask.

I placed the mask for 15 minutes. In the last 5 minutes, it was pricking on my face. There was a strong scent too, which my hubby said it was honeydew, but I thought it smell like some chemical that caused the pricking sensation on my cheeks area.


This was definitely not a soothing and calming mask for me. The moisturizing effect was fine. Other than that, besides the cuteness, there is nothing great about this mask.

Price: ₩2,000 (~S$2.50)
Where to buy: gmarket Korea
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Repurchase: No
Country of origin: Korea

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