Sunday, August 29, 2010

Review: Silk Whitia Paper Sheet Masks

Long awaited review on the Silk Whitia Sheet Masks I got in my Mar 2010 Sasa haul. I finally decided to put up the review because I noticed has them in their Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion again! Thought it would be a good time for you guys to take the chance to try them out. Haha, I see another sasa haul in the very very near future. =P

Collagen Moisturizing & Nourishing Eye Mask, Collagen Highly-Concentrated Collagen Milky Mask, Quick Moisture Whitening and Moisturizing Mask

These sheet masks were highly recommended by my favorite beauty guru fuzkittie. So I took the plunge and bought 6 boxes of these sheet masks: the Quick Moisture Whitening and Moisturizing Mask ($16.50 originally), Collagen Moisturizing & Nourishing Eye Mask ($15.20 originally) & Collagen Highly-Concentrated Collagen Milky Mask ($15.20 originally). Each box contains 5 sheet masks, so each mask were less than $2.

Here are the ingredients of each one:

Quick Moisture Whitening and Moisturizing Mask ingredients, includes hyaluronic acid!

Collagen Moisturizing & Nourishing Eye Mask ingredients

Collagen Highly-Concentrated Collagen Milky Mask ingredients

Mask Review

  • Size - These masks fit my face perfectly, granted I think I have a pretty narrow face. Perfect size without overlaying along on my hairline. 5 stars!
  • Scent - Lightly fragrance, they all smell the same. Actually so pleasant, it's very easy to sleep in. Haha. =P 5 stars! *****
  • Mask Essence - Now interestingly each mask was slightly different. 

    • Quick Moisture Whitening and Moisturizing Mask had a thick white formula, not runny at all so it's doesn't leave a mess on my face. A lot of the formula were soaked into the sheet mask. It does contain hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C which are key ingredients to any whitening product.
    • Collagen Moisturizing & Nourishing Eye Mask had a lot of formula in each package! Way way too much and super runny. Not sure if it's because it's only an eye mask, so there wasn't enough paper to soak up the essence. I always end up making a mess. The formula is a cloudy clear essence. 
    • Collagen Highly-Concentrated Collagen Milky Mask was pretty much the same as the Quick Moisture Whitening and Moisturizing Mask, formula-wise, very thick serum-like.

  • Overall Experience

    • I gotta say, I am super in love with the Quick Moisture Whitening and Moisturizing Mask. It instantly brightens up my face after application and it actually lasts, unlike some other masks I've tried. I was pretty tanned after my summer vacation in Dominican Republic. After 2 application of this mask, my face became noticeably lighter. The whitening effects were just too amazing. After the 15 minutes suggested time, I scrub the sheet mask on my arms. Haha, I don't want to waste anything! My face and arms both feel extra smooth and moisturize after washing it off. Definitely re-purchasing these over and over again to pamper myself.
    • For the two Collagen series masks, I'm not sure how much I love them. Haha. I think collagen are more effective against fine lines. But I guess it's a good thing I'm not at that stage yet, so I can't really vouch for the effectiveness. But both of these masks didn't dry my skin or irritate my sensitive skin.
These Silk Whitia masks are just awesome. I was very worried about it as I have very sensitive skin, especially with the whitening masks (which are generally more harsh). But these masks are great, a real treat.

Just a quick note, although the directions tell you to use it daily, I only use them like once a week. =P  I'm too lazy to take 20 minutes of my time just laying there and not be able to sleep. Haha.

Let me know if you are also trying these out!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jul 2010 - Sasa, Sephora, HauteLook Beauty Shopping Haul

Late post for a July haul, but all these items arrived at the end of July (ironically all arrived on the same day), so maybe it's not too late late. =)

Sasa Haul

Just love their shipping packaging

Sasa Beauty Shopping Haul July 2010
Sasa July 2010 Bill

I've been staring at the website for weeks before finally caving in to make the purchase. I got a crazy tan since my Taiwan/Japan trip back in May and was looking for a product that can "save" me from the tan. So I tried searching for a whitening body lotion which yielded only one result, the Nivea Sun Whitening Lotion SPF 50. I also saw this in a few ads from the Taiwanese magazines I bought, so I was anxious to try it out.
Nivea Sun Whitening Lotion with SPF 50 PA++

When it finally came, I was a bit disappointed. First of all, for $10.30, I was expecting a bigger bottle of Nivea lotion. The size of the bottle of 125mL is just slightly bigger than my hand. The texture of the lotion is like a runny sunscreen lotion. It is non-greasy and won't leave streak marks like sun-block. Very fast absorbing and sun protection is so great, it claims to provide protection the moment of skin contact unlike normal sunscreen which requires at least 20-30 minutes of application before sun exposure. It is not water-resistant, so it works well for everyday use like going to work. It also claims it will whiten the skin, but I haven't seen any significant changes yet (it's only been about 2 weeks so far).

Sephora Haul

I made this purchase because was getting rid of it's cashback program. Sephora purchases used to qualify for around  8%-20% cashback!
Sephora July 2010 Haul - still in box
Sephora Haul - The Bill

I got mostly mini's of popular beauty products. Best value was the Sephora's Sun Safety Kit ($95 value for $10). Sephora came out with this kit before summer started to promote sun care awareness. All proceeds go to charity as well. I had bought one of these for $25 back in May and loved it. There are tons of mini moisturizers and samples so I had to get another one after the price dropped. Also got the Stila It Girl Palette with the legendary Kitten Eye Shadow. Reviews will be coming soon.

HauteLook Haul

Haha, this was definitely a shopaholic splurge affected by another beauty blogger. Jen from frmheadtotoe was talking about these super pretty Rock & Republic blushes, I had to get them.
HauteLook Haul - still in package
Rock & Republic Pressed Blushes

Rock & Republic Pressed Blushes in Call Me and Spank
Hautelook was having a sale on these beautiful blushes for $20, that's 50% off retail price! is a website that periodically put on sale designer brand clothing, cosmetics and home goods. Rock & Republic usually shows up with up to 40%-50% off. Their website has invitation access, so click here to sign up and check them out. (Just a quick note, they will give you a $10 credit for every one you invited to their website.) Plus the Rock & Republic beauty line has been rumored to be discontinued very soon. Get it while you still can!

That's it for now, I'll be posting more detail reviews and swatches very soon.

Review: Johnson & Johnson CLEAN & CLEAR Oil Control Film in Grapefruit

Yup you saw it right, it's the Clean & Clear oil control sheets in GRAPEFRUIT!!

Clean & Clear Blotting Sheets in Grapefruit still in package

I got these from my recent Sasa haul (haul details will be up very soon). These oil blotting sheets are the same exact blue Clean & Clear oil-absorbing sheets that you find in drugstores here in the U.S., but even better, they're scented! The grapefruit fragrance is actually pretty strong, I wasn't very fond of it at first. But after blotting with it, the aroma is quite refreshing. Oil absorbing capabilities and texture are the exact same as the blue sheets: sheets turn clear when you have excess oil and has a silky rubbery texture that don't rip while you blot away. Best of all, it comes in a pretty cute pink color. ^_^

Oil Control Film outside package

The blue sheets usually sell for around $5 but these scented pink ones are sold for $1.90 at These pink ones are distributed only in Asia-Pacific and not sold in the U.S..

On a personal note, I've been accumulating a lot of hauls that are just waiting to be advertised, hopefully I can post them up soon. Work has just been too crazy this summer!
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