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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sheet Masks


Did you already know that sheet masks are a staple in Asian skin care? I didn't!  Apparently, they are a Korean beauty favourite. I am always so behind when it comes to beauty stuff.

To the uninitiated, a sheet mask is exactly that; cloth or paper with handy cut-outs for your nose, eyes and mouth drenched in skin-pampering ingredients that are left over your face for 10-15 minutes so your skin can marinate in the good stuff.

I was window shopping with a friend when she suddenly dashed into a Korean beauty shop that was buzzing with shoppers. I ran after her, not having the slightest clue what the hooplah was all about. "Quick! Grab as many sheet masks as you can before they are sold out," she said excitedly. "What the hell are sheet masks?", I asked. She rolled her eyes at me as she pointed to all the customers in the shop who were each carrying armloads of colorful packets. There was a 70% discount on sheets masks while stocks lasted. The normal price was RM4,20(USD1.07) per packet which meant the masks were going at RM2.90 (about US70 cents) per piece and that was a steal! Following her, I grabbed as many as I could without the slightest inkling what they were for!

My haul!
The packaging looks so attractive and yummy with all sorts of scents, ingredients, vitamins and essences to luxuriate in. From ginseng to green tea, to mulberries to snail slime - they have it all!

Note to self - Warn my son Josh that these are not edible when he sees them in the fridge. That guy eats anything that looks remotely edible. Once, he tried to eat my DIY coffee mask!
I tried my first -  Pomegranate & Collagen Lifting Silky Mask. My face looked hydrated, brighter and slightly firmer after 20 minutes of use.  Sheet masks are so refreshingly perfect for our hot and skin-parching tropical climate. This is life changing!

Have you tried sheet masks? If you haven't, you really should give them a shot. It's like a mini facial, but way cheaper and you don't have to leave the house. Sheet up, pallies! They are heavenSCENT!

I was told that sheet mask selfies have been inducing instagram hysteria and even among celebrities!
photo via Lady Gaga / Instagram
 Guess who?
Hello! It's me!
Goodbye pricey serums!  Hello sheet masks!

This weeks's cookies

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15 comments:

betty said...

Those are the most adorable of cookies! I never heard of sheet masks. I will have to look for them here :)

Funny story about eating things. Few years ago we had gone to a dog store and had gotten some treats for Koda. They were various shapes, cookies, etc. They were in a bag on the counter. Son got home from something, saw the cookies and helped himself to one :) He had NO idea it was a dog treat (he said they were good)

betty

Hena Tayeb said...

you are the third blogger raving about sheet masks today.. i need to get on board now

Marilyn Lesniak said...

I never knew about these before! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

Sunni said...

Wow! I've never heard of sheet masks. I wonder if they sell them here in the States. If they work and are that cheap, it would be the thing for us desert dwellers. I'm always looking for the perfect moisturizer. You can never be hydrated enough in desert climates. Believe me - everything is dry.

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alissa apel said...

I've never seen such a thing. I've only used masks that you paint on your face. This looks like something to try.

mail4rosey said...

I have not heard of sheet masks. They're similar to face masks I have now, just no holes in mine. I'd use these, gladly. And lol to your son trying to eat your homemade coffee mask. :)

Fran Jones said...

They look great. Just need them to make my wrinkles off with the sheet! #kcacols

Saffy Mumzilla said...

I've got one of these at home, but I keep forgetting to use it! #KCACOLS

Jessica Powell said...

Those masks look great - I think I could do with a whole batch of them at the moment! Those cookies are absolutely amazing too! #KCACOLS

Someone's Mum said...

I have never heard of these but they look intriguing. Sounds like they come in really nice scents etc. I will keep an eye out! Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS. I hope you come back again next Sunday.

Madeline said...

I don't really use masks because they always seem a bit messy, and time-consuming, but these sheet masks look really simple to use, I'll have to keep an eye out for them. x #KCACOLS

mainy - myrealfairy said...

I'd never heard of these either, you've made this into a really funny post aswell as reviewing the product, I love it!

mainy - myrealfairy

#KCACOLS

Kat Candyfloss said...

I love a good mask! I've not tried a sheet mask yet but think I might have too soon! #kcacols

Megan Chamberlin said...

I've heard of these but I have not tried them yet. Might just have to bite the bullet! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

Melanie said...

Hmm I guess I am behind also because I didn't know this was a thing. I will have to check it out... I love trying new beauty items!

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