• Papa Recipe Bombee Honey sheet masks
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    Skin Ready For Spring: Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Sheet Masks

    Beauties, how is lockdown going for you? I sincerely wish for you to be as well as it is possible within the circumstances.  Me, I consider myself very fortunate to be able to stay home without very serious consequences, and I’m not one of those people who must be out and about or else the house walls close in on them… but, as much as I usually tend to be fairly chill in the face of bleak outlooks, I am feeling the lack of close physical contact with my loved ones, plus the interminable pile-up of bad news that there’s no way to prevent or stop. One happy thing I…

  • GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment Pixi Glow Tonic
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    The Hype Stuff: Pixi Glow Tonic & GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment

    Have you been naughty or nice during the post-holiday sales? I’ve been a perfect saint, if I do say so myself, though that’s mainly because it’s too cold for me to go out, and besides, I have stuff in my stash that I want to use up first. Still, for anyone who’s thinking of taking a small bite or two of the sales these days, today I talk about a couple travel-sized reviews. Pixi Glow Tonic Unless you’ve been living under a rock in a distant planet, far away from skincare, you’re probably at least aware of the mega hyped Pixi Glow Tonic. Which is why I almost skipped over…

  • Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack
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    Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack & Pumpkin Sleeping Pack

    I have to say, I feel kind of sheepish about having Too Cool For School products in my routine, given that, as the name indicates, this brand’s geared toward the schoolgirl-aged, or at the most the college crowd; I am neither of these things, and I haven’t been for some time. Still, I’d had my eye on the Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack for a while, only I refused to pay what Sephora asks for a brand that can be found in shops like Jolse for almost half the price, even taking into account shipping costs, plus any possible shakedown by customs. So when I saw it on…

  • SexyLook Moisturizing Black Mask
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    Spring sheetmasking: SexyLook Moisturizing Black Mask & MediHeal Mask Dress Code Blue

    Wedding and banquet season is in full swing in my part of the world, so it’s convenient to have some tricks up your sleeve prior to the odd invite that may drop in your mailbox. So if you’re into sheetmasking, make yourself comfortable… I’m going to go ahead and say that, after trying these sheet masks, I absolutely recommend them both for pre-party preparations. MediHeal Mask Dress Code Blue Though these can be found in any decently-stocked Asian beauty outlet, I actually bought these in Incheon Airport in Seoul, where I had to stop for a brief layover. Good thing it was brief, because close to the departure lounge there…

  • Peter Thomas Roth mask set
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    Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic Set

    Other than my regular pore-cleaning clay masks, I use masques maybe once in a blue moon, so when I saw this Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic sample pack for sale at Sephora, I couldn’t grab it fast enough: this format was made for me, commitment-phobe and lover of sample sizes that I am. The rare times I use the “fancier” kind of masques is more for the “spa” experience (and a touch of superstition) than anything else. On the whole, I have more faith in the benefits of daily discipline than in a product that’s typically applied twice or thrice a week at the most (not counting actives, of…

  • Ecobeauty micellar water & Dewytree sheetmask
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    Keep Cool, Fool: Ecobeauty Micellar Water and Dewytree Hyaluronic Acid Sheetmask

    This summer, as usual, I’m not having the least trouble in attaining the world-famous goal of 8 glasses of water a day, everyday… I keep a steady supply within reach at all times; nevertheless, despite my enormous intake of water, I’m not seeing the fabulous changes on my skin that so many sybils of the beauty world promise… oh well, another beauty myth that just doesn’t work for me for whatever reason. Anyway, lately the topic of water and hydration is never too far from my thoughts, and of course, today’s reviews reflect that. Ecobeauty Micellar Water First, a silly factoid about me: I’ve never used micellar water before. I’ve…

  • Beauty Friends II sheet masks
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    Review: Beauty Friends II sheet masks

    Some weeks ago I had the genius idea of walking into a K-beauty shop in my town, and of course I wound up biting… I had to take home these Beauty Friends II sheet masks from Vanedo. My next purchase ought to be a pair of horse blinkers… I’m not even that into sheetmasks, in fact I‘ve actually been viewing masks from K-beauty brands with suspicion since the last scandal, so until recently I had a sort of moratorium on Korean sheetmasks. Or on sheetmask from anywhere, really, but my skin’s seasonal thirst and the inexpensive price of these masks got the better of me. I bought these for 2€……