Every year, every single year it has been my birthday wish, Christmas wish, New Year's wish - for at least a solid 5 years. When will it ever be my turn? 

I just want a hug and a kiss. 



Etude House I Need You Mask Review: Aloe (#2)

Hello hello and welcome to another edition of my Etude House face sheet mask review, where I justify why I have 20+ sheet masks sitting in my fridge crisper next to my grapes, to my mother. Today's ingredient is: ALOE!

I've been having a bit of facial redness recently, due to hormones in overdrive (almost that time of the month, y'know what I mean ladies). As you can see in the pic below I've got a huge red one right above my lip and some cystic ones on my chin. Since aloe is known for it's soothing properties, it only made sense to try this one next.

I know I look the same in this pic and in the last post but I swear both pics were taken on different nights. I just like doing my masks after taking a shower mmkay?

What it's for: "Soothing relief"; Quite apt.

Scent: All if not, most, Etude House masks don't have strong scents and that's what I love most about them. This one had a light "aloe vera-y" smell (real aloe vera like the plant that grows in my garden aren't really fragrant) that wasn't annoying, cloying or irritating to my olfactory system. Great!

Result: The redness on my face and pimple calmed down a bit, and I feel much more moisturised. I would say it did an adequate job.



Etude House I Need You Mask Review: Damask Rose (#1)

The day I had been awaiting had finally arrived: the Etude House outlet in the mall I work in finally had it's year end sale, and what that usually means is...BUY ONE FREE ONE! 

Normal retail price for these sheet masks in Malaysia are usually RM8.00 per packet, with the buy 1 free 1 promo, they go for RM4.00 (less than 1 Euro). Regretting that I hadn't stocked up the last time, I went all out and bought 20 types. Resources on the internet are limited to what these bad boys actually do, thus I have decided to take up the difficult task of trying each and every one of them and posting my reviews for your pleasure. 

Today's sheet is: Damask Rose
sorry I'm too lazy to flip it over, but you get the picture

What it's for: "Fresh moisture", according to the packet. 

Scent: A very lovely light rose scent. I'm very sensitive to strong and heady scents, so I would say that it's super light and not overly cloying. In fact, 5 minutes after putting it on it seemed almost scentless, totally different from the others I've tried previously that had stronger scents.

Texture: thin gel consistency, not as thick as the other I Need You mask offerings (example: Royal Jelly)

I'm trying my best to smize, but the mask is quite constricting
Result: An overall okay-average product in the series. Sure, my skin did feel somewhat more moisturised, but it's not as noticeable in this one compared to the others. However if you're not a fan of the usual sweet/floral/fruity scents and like your sheet mask almost scentless - this one's for you.

does my skin look more supple?

Till the next one!




Been thinking about new year's resolutions. Some new ones in 2016 include...

  1. give without expectations
  2. more love, less ego (going to be hard, but doable if I'm conscious/not PMS-ing)
  3. establish a skin care routine
  4. groom myself for my dream job
  5. take my German learning seriously