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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 $$.

 

Goodies from Taiwan!

Goodies from Taiwan_beautyandthings
Well chickadees, my trip has come to an end. I’ve been back since Tuesday and went straight to work the following day. It was an amazing trip with lots of eating and sightseeing. I thought I would post about beauty goodies from Taiwan. There were so much stuff that I wanted but I had to keep to a budget. Most of the beauty products I bought were from Watsons, SaSa and Innisfree.
Goodies from Taiwan face masks_beautyandthings
Goodies from Taiwan Innisfree face masks_beautyandthings
As you can see, I had a thing for face masks this trip. I actually bought 6 boxes and ended up using an entire box while I was over there. I would have bought more but they take up a fair bit of room in my luggage.

Shopping at Innisfree was pretty awesome. I bought 5 individual face mask sheets and they gave me 2 free gifts – the cleansing kit and their best loved collection. Gotta love freebies!!
Goodies from Taiwan Watsons_beautyandthings
Here are my Watsons and other drugstore purchases except for the Tony Moly Lip Gloss. I didn’t realise the Biore UV Aqua was that popular until I posted on instagram. It was a random purchase for the husband but now I’ve claimed it as mine. I should have perhaps bought another just in case.
Goodies from Taiwan Jill Stuart blush_beautyandthings
This is my favourite purchase of all – my first ever Jill Stuart product. The packaging is so fancy yet ultra girly, it even comes with a brush. I’m going through a huge dilemma. On one hand, I want to start using it and the other I don’t want to ruin such a precious blush haha.

That’s it for this post, stay tuned next week for the next post where I talk about my trip to Taiwan.

Let me know if you have tried any of the products above, would love to hear your thoughts.

Everything was purchased by me.

 

Recent Face Mask Purchases

Happy Saturday lovely readers! I’m going through a serious face mask phase right now! A month ago, a few of us bloggers met up and checked out the new MD Ranking store on Swanston St. I bought 4 or 5 masks there but that wasn’t enough for me. I went on SaSa to buy a few more boxes and jars of masks to satisfy my current obsession.

Recent Face Mask Purchases Recent Face Mask Purchases
Here’s what I got:

  • Laneige Special Treatment Water Sleeping Pack – I’ve heard many good things about Laneige but never tried any of their products before. This product has a whopping 251 reviews on SaSa so its gotta be good. When I received my package, I was surprised at how small the jar was. It felt like a sample size but luckily it only cost me $6.70. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be impressed at all. This is a leave-in masks and is used on top of your moisturiser.
  • My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask – I was pretty impressed with my last purchase so I decided to try more from their range.
  • Sasatinnie Silky Mask Rose Hip Oil Tightening & Rejuvenating Silky Mask – This is a total random purchase. I’ve never heard of the brand Sasatinnie before but when I saw this had Rose Hip Oil and tightens skin, I was sold!! Another obsession I have right now is trying to tighten my skin so as soon as I saw the words on the box..CLICK it’s in my shopping cart!
  • Skin Food Mask Rice Mask Wash Off – This mask was on sale and that was the main reason why I bought it (I think it was 40% off or something) around $12.60 aud. Sometimes I wonder if I’m buying the product for the product or for the savings.
  • Etude House Mask Green Tea Mask Sheet – I got this as a freebie! YAY for freebies or freebie in this case!! I redeem my loyalty points that was going to expire in a couple of months. I love anything green tea!

I haven’t tried any of these so if you have, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it!

Purchased with my own money.

 

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