It’s been a while since my last post, which is what I should change the name of this blog too, but better slowly than not at all! Here’s a post of all my beauty trash for the month of September, as an ode to my consistency as a blogger!
The single worst smell I’ve experienced in my life, as someone who has three younger siblings and has experienced all the wonders of infant body fluids, is this DIY pore strip from one of Michelle Phan’s videos. Part of this horrendous stench is due to the fact that it’s a pore strip, and therefore meant to go directly on your nose. If you’re fasting or dieting I would maybe recommend trying this recipe just because nothing turns you off food more than this gelatinous… I don’t even know what to call it.
Olefactoury senses aside, one benefit that my thirteen year old self realised about this DIY pore pack is that because it’s a liquid, you have the opportunity to customise the pore pack shape. I enjoyed being able to take the mask up the bridge of my nose to the space between my brows, where I am also prone to dark sebaceous filaments. I no longer make these DIY pore masks due to laziness and choosing to rely on professionals for my skincare products now, but when I saw The Face Shop’s Jeju Volcanic Lava Peel-Off Clay Nose Mask I immediately bought it–without even looking for reviews–because of the ability to customise pore strip shapes again.
This will be a shorter, more rambley, review-esque post mostly because this product has already been discussed so thoroughly. It’s one of the KBeauty products available at Sephora, for their horrendously marked up prices, as a testament to its popularity. I wanted to focus a little less on the product breakdown, and more about how I’ve incorporated it into my routine besides just slapping it in.
Included in this post:
- Basic overview
- Why I use this product
- How I use this product at different points in my routine
Sheet masking is a gateway drug to many for Asian Beauty and it has a lot of benefits–the convenience of not having to wash anything off afterwards, the no-mess single serving packets, the pampering spa-esque experience, and of course the extra hydration boost that’s especially helpful since it’s winter here in the good ol’ Northern hemisphere. One definite downside to masking, however, it the long-ass time it can take and the limited mouth-mobility while we do so (I am a compulsive snacker). And that’s where the Mirae 8 Minute masks come in!
I saw these on Crystal Cove Beauty in November of 2016 and was curious about the advertised 8 minute masking period, which is significantly shorter than the 30-45 minutes I usually keep a sheet mask on. Are these just normal masks you take off after 8 minutes? Do they provide as much moisture as a 40 minute masking session? What makes these masks different? Curious, I bought a couple and here we are with the review!
Included in the post:
- Basic Information and Claims
- Experience: 8 minute Masking Session
- Experience: As long as possible masking experience
Happy 2017 everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been active on anything besides reddit; finals, a biopsy, and several family matters took precedence over the holidays but I’m excited to be able to geek out over skincare again. There were so many sales over the holiday season, though I ended up passing up a lot due to the fact I’m moving in four months and have been limiting purchases to make the packing process easier. I couldn’t resist some items, however, so I figured I’d share them today!