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Just A Little Obsessed With Korean Sheet Masks

Hiya Bloggie Friends! It’s been 3 months since my last blog post, kudos to everyone who’s still around!

If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen my adventures in Japan (again) and Korea. Japan is one of those countries where there is so much to do and see. We literally had ramen almost everyday for 2 weeks while we were there. We even queued up hour and half for some ramen joints. Everything we ate were delicious.

Korea too was awesome. We traveled to Busan, Jeju and Seoul. Seoul was by far my favourite city in Korea (probably because of all the skincare and makeup stores every where). Our hotel was located right in the middle of Myeongdong, one of the biggest shopping district in Seoul. I was constantly lured into stores with shop assistants waving free Korean sheet masks in my face. Being the sucker I am, I fell right into their trap. Initially I wanted to purchase only a few from each store just to try it out but then I realised stores in Korea encourage buying in bulk (ie buy 10 get 10 free). To reap the bargains, that’s what I did bought larger quantities. The sheet masks price in Korea ranges from $0.60 to $1.20AUD per mask which is really good compared to what’s being sold in Sephora Australia.

Korean Sheet Masks

Who would of thought sheet masks were so heavy?? It added extra 5kg of weight to my baggage, luckily we flew Cathay Pacific and had 30kg. The stores I mainly shopped at were Etude House, The Face Shop, Missha, Nature Republic, Tony Moly, Olive Young (for Dr Jart+) and Innisfree. So far the only ones I’ve used are Tony Moly x Pokemon sheet masks. I bought them when we first arrived in Korea and used them almost daily. Being on so many flights this trip, I found it has really helped my skin maintain hydration.

I also bought two boxes of mask from Japan as well, haven’t started using them yet so not much to talk about it yet.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed my Korean sheet mask stash! Are you a fan of sheet mask?

 

Everything purchased with my own $$.

 

What To Do With Expired Beauty Products

what to do with expired beauty products

Happy New Year to all my readers! At the beginning of each year, I like to do a massive clean out of food and products. I was going through my beauty room on the weekend, sorting through all my expired beauty products. I really hate wasting so a lot of the times I don’t throw out expired products and try to find another use for it. Of course if the product smells, texture changed or has started separating, in the bin it goes.

What To Do With Expired Beauty Products

  • Facial Cleansers – There are many uses for old cleansing products. I’ve cleansed my makeup brushes with facial cleansers and also as a shaving cream on my legs. If you’re a beauty blogger, save the cleansers to remove swatches on the arm or hand.
  • Face Moisturisers – Moisuriser can be used on other areas not as sensitive as the face. I use it on my arms, legs and feet.
  • Shampoos – If you’re looking for ideas on what to do with old shampoo, I use mine to wash clip-on hair extensions or wigs.
  • Conditioners – A few months ago, we washed our dog who was going through his annual molt. It ended up matting his fur, so we used conditioner as a detangler to remove the knots.
  • Lip balms– Lip balms can be use on cuticles to help soften and reduce any dryness. I’ve read lip balms can also be used to minimise foot blisters by applying a layer of lip balm to reduce the friction caused by new shoes.
  • Foundations – Foundations can be used to cover any uneven skin on arms and legs such as bruises or mosquito bites.
  • Facial oils – I keep my old Rosehip oil and use it on the heels of my foot and put on a pair of socks so I don’t get my carpet oily.
  • Eye Shadows – Old eye shadows can be used for art and crafty projects. Katie from Running With A Glue Gun shows how to re-purpose eye shadows and create a beautiful painting.
  • Mascaras –  You can convert the mascara brush into a brow brush, just make sure you wash off the mascara first.
  • Lip sticks – Lipsticks can also be re-purposed for arts and craft. I scribbled with an old lipstick to create the photo above.
  • Body Mist/Perfumes – Perfumes can be sprayed on bed sheets, curtains or bathroom and pretty much anywhere. It’s even possible to create a DIY Home Diffuser with old perfume.

Do you re-purpose expired beauty products?

 

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Summer is here and you know what that means… hair removal! When I was in my mid teens going through puberty, I was a super hairy Asian believe it or not. My mum bought me my very first epilator when I was 16 after trying shaving/waxing and HATED it. Since then I’ve only used epilators on my legs. Back then technology was not as advanced as these days so when Philips contacted me and asked if I would like to try their Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator, I said yes immediately!

Oh by the way, if you don’t know what an epilator is – in very simple terms it’s a gadget with tiny tweezers to help remove the entire hair including the roots.

The Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator comes with 5 additional accessories to help remove any unwanted facial and delicate areas:

  • Shaving head
  • Trimming comb
  • Facial area cap
  • Delicate area cap
  • Massage cap

It also comes with a basic pouch for you to store the epilator, accessories and a cleaning brush.

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

When I first picked up my Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator, I put it on charge for 1.5hrs. After charging, it can be used up to 40mins before the battery runs out. There’s a battery indicator at the bottom of the handle that shows you when it’s fully charged or requires charging. The device comes with 2 speeds for you to adjust depending on how fast you want to remove those pesky hairs! One of the awesome features is the opti-light to ensure all hairs are removed. The device needs to be held at 90 degrees for best performance.

I mainly use epilators to remove hair on my legs and I don’t feel much pain or irritation because I’ve been using it for a really long time (10yrs+ so I don’t give away my age haha). If it’s your first time with an epilator, you might feel some pain and/or irritation but it won’t last long. I decided to try the Philips Epilator on my underarms too and you guessed right, it hurts like anything on the first go!! After my second time, the pain was no longer as intense.

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

The Philips Epilator is cordless so you can practically remove hair anywhere you want (in the toilet or even the backyard). Another advantage of this epilator is it can be used in the shower or bath! Almost forgot to mention that using the epilator in the shower will help reduce any pain or irritation as the warm water will open up the pores.

As an epilator veteran, I highly recommend to exfoliate once a week because occasionally epilating can cause ingrown hairs. But to be honest, it’s no biggie. Depending on your hair growth, I usually epilate my legs once every 3 weeks or sometimes 4 when I’m lazy.

To summarise what I like:

  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Cordless functionality – you can literally remove hair anywhere you want
  • The opti-light

The Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator retails for $149.95 and you can read more about it on the Philips site.

What’s your hair removal preference?

 

Product was provided for consideration. This has not influence my opinion in any way.

 

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