I am like Sephora lip mask. I thought I would have prefer the others as this is quite messy to apply. But after the initial hassle, I enjoy using it. It dries up beautifully. And the slit in the center just makes it so much more comfortable. This doesn’t have the rose scent. So it’s nice. I don’t mind rose scented anything anymore, but it’s nice not have any scent sometimes. The mask is moisturising and good for a day after heavy lipstick wearing and you need the extra moisture. So this will do just that. Not a miracle worker, but it helps a bit.
I really like this. It’s a good size for a one time use. 7.9ml, and the capsule shape body wash is cute. Blueberry is also a good scent. I like Sephora body wash. They’re very moisturising and the smell is lovely. The scent is not overpowering. It lathers well but I always feel that I need to use a lot of it for my whole body.
This is a nice tiny trio of eyeshadows. I wish that they are just metal pan. But I understand not everyone has a z palette or something. So the tiny twistable container is fine I guess. Will be better if it pop up instead though. Cause it’s easy to lose the cover if it is removeable.
The colours are nice. Movie Popcorn a shimmer yellow beige. It appears more white though. Be on the A-list is a shimmer taupe brown. It’s brown but on the lighter shade of brown. I guess a nuetral. It bag is a shimmer copper. All shades are pretty and very pigmented. It’s good on its own and can be worn as a trio of colours. They are good shadows and a great way to try out Sephora’s own shadows without buying them.
Now I have to decide to remove them into a z or leave them on their own.
This is quite a good exfoliator. You are supposed to apply on a damp face, rub it all over the face and leave on for 5 minutes. Then rinse off after. It’s a good fast mask which you can use in the shower. It makes my skin very smooth. I like it. The one thing I’m not a big fan of is that when you rinse your face, sometimes it felt like there still soap on the face. So I think it’s just better to just use this as a scrub. Apply then rinse, much easier too. But if you don’t really use mask, this will be a good 2-in-1 product.
I was actually quite surprise with the quality of these. It’s pigmented when you used your finger to swatch them, but on the brush it picks up rather faintly. And still, it gives a fairly nice hint of colour on the cheeks. I thought that it will be very faint. But it actually very nice on the cheeks. It just gives a flush of colour, very natural. Depending on lipstick shade, the blush can be either orange or pink.
Orange is more of a shimmer coral blush, which looks good when your face look matte and you need some warmth. The pink is a standard pink, not that obvious on the cheeks as a pink blush, but still gives a fairly healthy glow.
So it’s a really nice mini duo to have for everyday.
I am loving lip masks. I had to try Sephora’s one. I got the Shea lip mask. It’s alright. It’s one side gel like, the other side is just a clothe like. So it’s not as fun as Pure Smile Choosy lip mask which is just full-on gel mask. There’s a slit in the centre which is not a straight slit. So it’s quite weird to me. It is suppose to help you in a way? Like so you can get a drink or talk? So ya, a bit weird.
The only think I feel that this is worth purchasing is that after, my lips feel very moisturised. It helps with the chapped lips. So it does work. I feel with extreme dry lips, you use this for 2/3 days, and I’m sure your lips are back to normal. So yah, for $4 it’s not bad.
This is a mini version of the rouge infusion. I got one in the red shade 10. It’s a deep blood red. A rusty red. Quite pretty for fall when swatched. It can be apply sheer or super pigmented. However I find that it’s a bit patchy upon application. When you take it out of the tube, a lot of the product is on the brush. When you apply it, it doesn’t get a nice smooth finish. The only thing I like is that in the end, I get a stain on my lips. And the tube is small so it’s cute. But this is not a good shade.
I’ve been wanting to compile all the sheet masks I’d try from Sephora. And behold, the change the mask into the invisilk mask now. Guess they change supplier or something. But anyway, below are all the masks from Sephora. I do believe is all the Sephora sheet masks.
Pomegranate mask for antioxidant and energizing. It’s alright. Doesn’t leave a big impact in my life. I put this on and the next day I totally forgot how I feel about it. So it’s just neutral. For some reason, this mask is quite big on my face. Then again, I also wore it in such a side looped way.
Ginseng mask for firming and toning. Does it really will help to firm up the skin? I don’t really think so, but this mask feels quite tight on the face. At least as compare to the rest. The ginseng scent is faint, but you can smell it the first time you put it on.
Green tea mask for mattifying and antiblemish. I really like this. It’s very soothing when applied. I will repurchase this. I really like the soothing feeling it gives me. Sure a lot of masks have that effect but for some reason this just the one once I put on I was like oh I got to buy more of this. So it really is just one of those product that I truly enjoy using.
Lotus mask for hydrating and soothing is not so cooling. I don’t know if it’s cause I’m not using it in aircon room or what. It’s also quite uneven. The right part there just seems to have extra flap that kept falling off. Lotus smells so good though. I also find that this is quite itchy on me. And after removing the mask, my face feel quite sticky. I think this will be good for really dry skin.
Orchid mask for youth-activating and regenerating. This is a cooling mask. It’s also irritate my skin especially around my spots. For some reason, the mask kept falling off my face. It just doesn’t stick. But this smells really good though. And after removing the mask, my face looks “cleaner”. It’s quite good if you need a quick regenerating. But this is not recommended for acne skin. So it’s not for me.
Marine algae for deeply hydrating and nourishing is a mask I will recommend for people with dry skin. This is a big mask, so will suit most face shape. It’s wet so it will stick on the face quite nicely. It is slightly cooling and feels nice on the skin. It’s just a very relaxing mask. I put this on for almost half an hour, and the mask is still quite wet. It is just overload with the essence. So it’s really good for dry skin or anyone in need of hydration. This also has a slight faint scent of something breezy. That’s why it’s very relaxing I guess.
Job’s tears for whitening and moisturising doesn’t leave much of an impression on me. The fit is good. It’s moisturising alright, but whitening, I don’t really see the effect. Plus this kind tends to give me spots or at least I think it does. I can’t actually really say. But the mask is ok.
Honey for nourishing and balancing. Not sure what that is. Does it nourish my skin? I don’t think so. Not sure what balance do. But this mask really smells like honey. It’s not overpowering, but it’s quite nice. The problem is that this way too big and it just doesn’t stay put. Honey is like a limited edition cause I don’t see it being sold. It was a gift with purchase for me. So technically free, but I don’t enjoy using this one. It’s the size of the mask that just doesn’t stay on your face.
Avocado mask for moisturising and nourishing. This kind of irritate my skin a little. It wasn’t as bad, but not really enjoyable to use. The mask is a tad to big, but the essence is not as crazy. So it is wet enough to stick onto the face. I have to press the sides to make sure it stick on my face. Once I remove the mask, it’s quite sticky. I manage to pat it dry after awhile. The next morning my skin feels good though. It’s “nourished”. That’s the only way I can describe it. I look fresh, even though I was super sleepy. So not my fav, but worth the try if I can look fresh every morning.
Pearl mask for perfecting and brightening is an ok mask. The sheet is quite big but I manage to pat it on the sides to fit my face. Luckily it manage to stick on the edge of my face, thus the mask manage to stay put. I like this as the packaging is different from the others. This one is a suede matte thick paper unlike the rest. But the mask itself doesn’t leave a good enough impression on me. It’s just alright.
So I find that all the masks are different. I thought all be made in the same template, but I guess they are all differ in sizes. It really depend on which one you get. So you either like it or hate it. Anyway, just a comparison between the old and new mask. Below is the invisilk mask. And both still cost $4 each.
Pearl invisilk mask for perfecting and brightening is the same as the old one. So each one is still have the same purpose. The sheet is better. It’s clear which is why it’s call invisilk. I like it. It fits better and it’s thinner. So it’s just nicer on the face. It’s naturally cooling. It’s just after about 10 minutes, this irritate my face. But ok not bad, it does feel like it brighten up my face. And once I remove the mask, the sheet appear to be more white. It’s interesting.
I have this and the travel size from the Sephora gold card welcome gift. It’s a very honey like cleanser. So it’s hard to spread. Especially since you are suppose to use this on a dry face. But once you get it work in to the skin, it starts to get warm. Which is really the best part, cause it’s just so pampering. Also, once it’s foam up a little after a lot of scribing in, it gets easier to lather on the face. It cleanses really well too. Even with a wet face, I can feel a bit of warm, and it still work. As in, it still is a good cleanser. So a bit of water do help to lather up the cleanser.
They say that 80% of people in Singapore stay in HDB (public housing). My mom’s house is under the old layout which only has 1 bathroom. Basically it is 2. One for shower, the other is the toilet. There are 5 of us trying to use the shower daily. Thankfully, we have different schedule, so we never have to fight for the shower. We also have 4 “shelf” area where we put the shampoo and soap on. And 1 shelf is specially for me. While the rest sort of share shower gel and shampoo, I tend to have my own. The rest of the shelves consist of 1) shampoo (general, bro, sis), shower gel, 2) facial wash (mom, sis, bro), eczema soap, conditioner and 3) shower cap, mini toiletries, etc.
When it comes to my shelf, I have 9 item squeeze into the tiny space. Plus the conditioner which I usually share with my sis therefore it wont be on my shelf. Here are the item I am using at the moment.
I am in between shampoos. I am usually either using Avalon Organics thickening shampoo or Naturvital hair loss shampoo. Or maybe some Klorane. So it really depend.
2. Clarifying shampoo
I’ve been using this Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo for a while, and I really mean a while. I just cant seem to finish this up. I hardly use this as I don’t think this is as good. I try to use this once a week, but will be more if I took a late shower, cause I have no confidence in my oily hair. So this is just good for a day.
3. Hair mask/treatment
I tend to use more hair mask than conditioner. It is much thicker and I don’t have to use as much.
I like this. It’s thick and a little is all you need to make your hair extra smooth. I used it once and after for 3 days straight I don’t use any conditioner. My hair is still very smooth. I was so impressed. In term of strengthening, well I’m not really sure how good it is. But it’s really nice for tangle free hair for days. It’s also not that expensive.
I don’t like the shampoo and conditioner as much. Cause you really have to use a lot of it. But this one is much better.
4. Shower gel
I am not so fussy when it comes to shower gel, but I do love fruity scented shower gel. About 70% of the time, I am using TBS or Sephora. This time I have the mango creamy body wash from Sephora. This smells so much like mango pudding. It’s very creamy and foam up nicely. It doesn’t give crazy foam, but it’s nice on the body. It’s moisturising and doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry. I really like it.
5. Body scrub
This is the honey body scrub. I just cant get over the scent of TBS honey. its just so sweet and lovely. I really do love most of the scents from TBS and I just cant get over them. Bought this on sale, if not I will prefer to use the squeeze tube one which is for daily use. The tub one is to be used once or twice a week only as it is more abrasive.
6. Face wash
I’m not sure if I like this. It is quite watery. It has this scent that I can’t describe but it just feels organic and westernise herbal. Yea it doesn’t make sense, but that is that. I am not sure if this is the reason pimple kept popping out. In term of cleansing, this do great. It feels like it strip off moisture, yet it doesn’t leave your skin dry.
7. Facial scrub
This is TheFaceShop Flebeaute White Crystal Diamond Peeling. It’s not exactly a facial scrub, but I guess you can consider it as one. You can use it on a dry face or a wet one. It is so lovely on the face regardless. It foam up well. So on dry face, you use this in circular motion for about 1 minute, then you rinse it. It feels good on the face. And after you rinse off, your fave just feels super clean. With a wet face, this is less abrasive. But still function he same.
8. Hygiene wash
I use the travel size one. Especially for the brand Lactacyd, I will buy the 60ml at $2 cause ml by ml comparing to the full size, this is much cheaper. I pretty much tried all the different variants they have, and I like the original best. I am not so choosy on the brand I use. But not everything works well for me. The yellow bottle of Lactacyd is a no for me.
I will have a razor in the shower. This will be for my legs. I shave like every 2-3days. This one is the 3 blades one. The refills are not as expensive as the 4 or 5 blades. But I buy them on sale anyway. I know you are suppose to throw away the blade after like a few uses, but I will only throw it away if I feel that it’s no longer sharp. And that is a personal feel. But ya, I prefer guy shaver as they are slightly cheaper. And I use conditioner to lather up, so no problem there.
So those are the things I usually have in my bathroom. Different brand, but same function. I wish we can have bath tubs in HDB. I want to use Lush bombs so badly. Oh well, we can’t have everything.