Korean Sheet Masks To Avoid Part I

If you have been reading my blog for a while now then you’ll know how much of a sheet mask addict I am. It’s easy and quick to use, also there’s no mess to clean up. But sadly not every mask worked out as good as others. These are the worst sheet masks I’ve tried.

First off is the TonyMoly Mud Sheet Mask, which I bought at Ulta for $6.50! One of the most expensive sheet mask I’ve purchased yet. I had high hopes for this mask since Tony Moly is a very popular Korean brand.

20170124_142522.jpg
But unfortunately it has a weird smell I wasn’t fond of. Instruction stated, it should be left on for around 3-40 minutes or until fully dried. Then peel off mask and rinse face. But it never fully dried. It felt heavy on the face and it was messy to put on and to wash off.  But the worst part was it broke me out. I usually use a sheet mask before I sleep. So when I woke up the next day my face was full of white bumps that lasted for a week.

SCINIC My Juicy Bottle Mask
20170725_170430
I purchased this for $5.99 at Marshalls. Each box contained 5 sheet masks. It has a decent scent but for some reason the serum irritated my eyes. My eyes even swelled up! It was kinda of a scary experience.

Naturally Sheet Masks 

769603b_naturally_facesheetmask_5pk_warmhoneynectar_1.jpg769605b_naturally_facesheetmask_5pk_pomegranate_1.jpg
These were also around $5.99 for 5 sheet masks. These masks for some reason made my skin a tad bit itchy.

BRTC Sheet Masks
The worst brand overall for sheet masks is the BRTC. These are one of the pricier ones at Marshalls/TJ Maxx, ranging from $10-$20 per box. They all caused me to break out. The Green Tea gave me the least break out lasting only a week. The Morning glory gave me the biggest and worst breakout, lasting for 3 weeks!

20171029_144908

23846702_10213577536899969_393290418_o23848158_10213577537059973_2132238479_o

24818820_10213691772315783_1638677690_o
The Make Over Masks didn’t sit on the skin that well. Also I immediately saw break outs after I took the mask off!

Remember we all have different skin types just because these didn’t work for me, it doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. I have sensitive and acne prone skin.
What masks works for you? and which ones didn’t? Let me know in the comments below!

Advertisements

The Creme Shop Strawberry Nose 3 Step Black Head Remover vs. Holika Holika 3 Step Pig Nose Blackhead Clear

The Strawberry Nose 3 Step Blackhead Remover
20171023_23212520171023_232145 

The Creme Shop website –  $4 per set
TJ Maxx Price – $5.99 for 3 sets

Step 1: Pore- Prepping Strip
Contains a thin wet strip
You’ll leave it on for 15-20 mins
Smells like peppermint, gives a cooling sensation.

2
(photo credit: Lala’s Wonderland)

Step 2: Pore Extracting Strip
The strip is thick, thicker than Biore’s
You’ll leave this on for an additional 10-15 mins
Has a weird plastic and glue scent that I’m not a big fan of.
step 2
(Photo credit: Lala’s Wonderland)

Step 3: Pore Minimizing Strip
Once again the strip is thin and completely soaked in the solution.
This time you’ll only leave it on for 5-10 mins.
Has a sweet floral smell.

THE RESULTS:

I’ve tried this product twice now and it barely removed any of my blackheads.
On the first try it didn’t remove  any, not one. I initially thought it was an user error, maybe I didn’t wet my nose enough. A few weeks later I gave it another try. This time it removed only 4, literally FOUR! Overall I’m quite disappointed with this product.

Photo from the second try:
20171024_135757

( I’m sorry I don’t have pictures from the first try, I accidentally deleted them. )

Holkia Holkia Pig- Nose
Tj Maxx $9.99 for 5 sets
Amazon $8 for 3 sets
Holika Holika $3.50 per set

23828898_10213575074078400_1343930911_o

holika-pig-nose-mask-remove-blackhead-acne
Step 1
The strip is thin and soaked within a solution.
Has a citrus soap scent.
Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
Has the slightest warming sensation.

Step 2

The actual pore strip is thinner than the Strawberry Strip.
Just about or just a tad thicker than the Biore Pore strip.
Easier to put on.
Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
There’s a hint of plastic smell to it. Not very noticeable.
Adheres better to the skin.

Step 3

The steps are very similar to the Strawberry Pore strips except for the last step, where the strip is a soft silicone instead.
You’ll leave this on for 10-15 minutes.
Has the same scent as the first strip.

What step 3 Nose Strip looks like20170922_172554

RESULTS:

20170922_17021220170922_17021520170922_170230

Overall: It is quite obvious which pore strip is better. I do recommend giving the Holika Holika nose strips a try but not for the full retail price. If you see them at Marshalls or TJ Maxx, definitely grab one!

October 2017 Empties

For the month of October I mainly focused on my skincare and body care items since I have a bunch I still need to get through and those takes a while to use up.
Once again I know my empties blog is late, I’m sorry. I usually write my blogs on the weekends but there were so many birthday parties back to back, I just didn’t have the time. But good news, my Sephora Play! box for November is coming in on Wed. Hopefully I will have a blog on it by Thurs for you guys. So stay tuned for that.

Now onto the blog…

20171029_144844
Michael Todd Organic Lemon AHA + DMAE Toner 
$19.00 at Ulta (online only)
-One of my favorite toner.
-Feels great on the skin.
-Has a lemon scent .
-I used this twice a day and it doesn’t dry out my skin.
-Does a great job of removing any residual makeup that your makeup wipes or cleansers didn’t remove.

20171029_144657Murad Skin Smoothing Polish
$32 at Ulta for a Full size 3.5oz
-This is their old packaging, they recently redid their packaging within the last year or so
-Has some micro-polishing beads
-Not for everyday use, I would recommend only using this 2-3 times a week.
-Can be drying with excessive use
-It didn’t do anything for my blackheads but my skin was significantly smoother.
-I really enjoyed it, also it’s a cheaper alternative to the Bliss Micro Magic Microdermabrasion

20171029_14490820171029_144912
BRTC Green Tea Stem Cell Mask 
– Originally $9.99 at Marshalls, but I got mine on sale for $8
-Box comes with 5 Sheets
-It’s geared for those with inflamed skin.
-Has a decent refreshing scent, but I wouldn’t say it’s green tea.
-The first time I tried this I massaged the left over serum onto my skin and it broke me out. It wasn’t too bad, just a few around my T-zone area.
-I did find a way to use the mask without causing any breakout. What I had to do was wipe my skin with toner to remove any lingering serum after each use.
-Didn’t do anything for my inflamed skin.
-It’s just an okay mask, there’s plenty of better sheet masks out there.

20171029_144859Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser
-$45 for a Full size 4.2 oz/125 mL at Sephora
-I got this deluxe sample size in one of my Sephora Play! box
-Has an awful scent, like a mixture of  wood and paint.
-Has a liquidy consistency
-Didn’t see a difference in my skin
– Honestly the scent was too overwhelming for me. I had to force myself to finish this cleanser.

20171029_144825
The Body Shop Strawberry Brightening Body Polish
$10 on The Body Shop website
-Smells exactly like strawberry jam
-Has some black seed looking exfoliaters
-It’s good for those who wants something very genlte
-Personally I like something harsher, I want to be able to feel the exfoliation
-Also it’s quite pricey for only a 2.5 fl oz. I finished this within 3 weeks.

VitaBath Cucumber & White Tea20171029_144852.jpg

$7.99 for a Full size 12oz /360 mL at Ulta
-Very affordable
-Has a nice light scent
-Lathers up nicely
-Not harsh on the skin
-Overall a decent  body wash

20171029_144818John Frieda Collection Brilliant Brunette Shine Shock
-Discontinued
-It’s a leave on glosser
-Has the same particular smell that all John Frieda products have
-Has chunks of glitter in the gel, I don’t understand why it doesn’t do anything
-It can be applied on wet or dry hair
-Personally I think it’s best on wet hair, when applied to dry hair it makes it greasy and dirty feeling
-Feels heavy once applied
-One of the worst product I’ve ever tried
-I didn’t see any results, no shine whatsoever
-If you want shine, try some type of oil instead like Sexy Hair Soy Renewal with Argan oil or OGX Moroccan Argan oil