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Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet Pearl

Happy Friday! It’s March! This week just flew right on by. I am still feeling meh since I’m still not 100% recovered from whatever I had but I’m finally feeling up for slapping on a sheet mask on my face. Here are my thoughts on the Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet Pearl.

Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet Pearl

First thoughts? After feeling not so great for a while, I finally felt up for a little pick-me-up where sheet masking fits the bill. After a nice warm shower, I applied a FTE on my face followed by a toner. Once that has been left to dry for a few minutes, I picked this sheet mask to use. While this sheet mask has an “easy open” feature, I am actually not a fan. It takes me more effort and strength to open the packet up compared to all other sheet masks I’ve used to date. It’s so easy to just rip it open with a notch made for it like most brands that I’m not sure I would label this as easy open. It’s actually harder to open. I fished out the sheet mask, which is thin and translucent but holds onto the essence pretty well. I placed it on my face flush against the skin in all areas. I could’ve made the cut by the eye area larger like I usually do but it does lay flush against my face without doing that. The scent is light and citrusy. It felt nice and cooling on my face that I left it on for about 40 minutes or so. My face looks quite dewy and slightly brighter. I let it air dry for a few minutes but my skin felt slightly sticky or tacky still that I just sealed everything up with my face moisturizer.

Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet Pearl (details on back)

Any negatives? While I’m not a huge fan of the easy open feature, it’s a nice sheet mask. I managed to get a pack of 10 of these at TJMaxx on clearance. I would not buy this at regular price in all honesty. There are just too many other sheet masks that does the same thing for a better price.

More information on this brand and their other products is available here.


My Beauty Diary Natto Fermented Moisturizing Mask

What do you do when you need a pick-me-up on a day when you’re not feeling so great? I’m recovering from some mild cold and am at the tail end of it. A sheet mask is a quick way to accomplish that so today’s post features one as such. From their Nature Key line, here’s my take on the My Beauty Diary Natto Mask.

My Beauty Diary Natto Fermented Moisturizing Mask

First thoughts? I’ve read a few good reviews on this one, but I was apprehensive to try as I know natto to have this sticky, stringy characteristic in food. I’m not a fan of that. But I believe I got this box free from Stylevana’s B3G3 free deal or some sale like that. Upon opening the packet, I detected a nice scent that is more floral to me than anything else. It isn’t too strong at all, so it’s all good in my book. After using a few My Beauty Diary sheet masks now, I can say that I am NOT a fan of that extra film sheet they provide. Not only it adds an extra step in sheet masking, it also holds a decent amount of product that could’ve been left in the packet for a few future uses in the essence or serum step of my skincare routine. The essence is milky white and doesn’t have that natto sticky, stringy characteristic which I am very thankful for. I don’t know if I can deal with that as I can see it playing over and over in my head while having the sheet mask on if so. The texture of the essence is slightly thicker than the previous ones from this brand. My face felt cool and moisturized as soon as the sheet mask is on my face. I left it on for over 40 minutes before it felt dry to the touch. My face looks healthy and young. I let my face air dry with the help of my handheld fan and then finished with my face moisturizer. I love how it dries down really well.

My Beauty Diary Natto Fermented Moisturizing Mask (details on back)

Any negatives? If I have to be really picky, again, it would be the price. Compared to decent sheet masks I get from TJMaxx (especially when on clearance) and Amazon sales, it is pricey for a box of 8. This is probably why I got this when there was a B2G2 sale or something like that and will continue to do so as that’s the cheapest that I know of I can get it for.

More information on this brand and their other products is available here.

Esfolio Pearl Essence Mask Sheet

The weather has started to get warmer that it’s pleasant in some of the late mornings to early nights. The nights are still cool that I watch to see if my face needs extra moisture still. Today’s post is on a sheet mask I found at a recent TJMaxx trip. This came in a box of 10 and was on clearance, so I can’t pass it up. Here are my thoughts on the Esfolio Pearl Essence Mask Sheet.

Esfolio Pearl Essence Mask Sheet

First thoughts? The packaging is very cute even though it has a clean look. The scent of this caught my attention. It’s on the strong side and it smells like mix of baby powder and laundry detergent. My husband agrees with this assessment. It does dissipate mostly once the sheet mask is on my face but you can still smell it. The sheet mask is soft and fits my face quite well. The essence clings on the sheet mask really well and it’s more like a gel in terms of viscosity. I just used another sheet mask today and the essence in that is viscous almost like water and this is not like that at all. I left it on my face for a long time until the sheet mask felt dry to the touch that it’s starting to stick to my skin. My skin looks bright after use and I finished it off with the face cream I’ve been using.

Esfolio Pearl Essence Mask Sheet (details on back)

Any negatives? I’m not a huge fan of the gel-like texture of the essence to be honest. This is the most “solid” essence I’ve experienced with a sheet mask. It’s not a big deal but just not as easy to apply. The scent though, I’m not a huge fan and it’s strong but it does dissipate some when on my face. While it’s not a deal-breaker, I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this once I use the rest of the box up.

More information on this brand and their other products is available here.

Look At Me Collagen Face Mask

Wow! January is almost over! Where did the time go?! 2023 sure is flying by. Today’s post is on one of my most recent TJMaxx trip finds. I like looking for K-beauty stuff there and sheet masks on clearance are simply something I cannot pass up. Here’s what I think of the Look At Me Collagen Face Mask.

Look At Me Collagen Face Mask

First thoughts? I got this in a box of 10 in my last TJMaxx shopping trip on clearance. The packaging and the brand name caught my eye. I had a pretty good impression with the Look At Me Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask that it was a no-brainer for me to grab it. The packaging is bright, cute and not overly fussy. The scent of this is really strong. It reminds me of those body sprays from Calgon in high school. It eventually dissipates after a few minutes being on my face. The sheet mask is made out of tencel like some MEDIHEAL ones. It’s thin but holds onto the essence well. The sheet mask was soaked and dripping in essence when I first fished it out of the packet. The essence is on the thicker side for most sheet mask essences. It’s actually gel-like. I left it on my skin for a good while and it dried off nicely over time. My skin looks bright and felt great.

Look At Me Collagen Face Mask (details on back)

Any negatives? I still have 9 of these to confirm or squash the thought that this caused the breakout on my face and neck (nothing too bad, a few lone bumps on my forehead and neck) the following days after use. I did save the leftover essence and used it in my day and night skincare routine for the next 2 days after using the sheet mask. The breakout isn’t too bad but I can’t say for sure that this sheet mask caused it. I’ll wait for it to clear up and try again. I hope it’s a one off thing caused by something else cause I really liked using this sheet mask.

More information on this brand and their other products is available here.

DERMAL Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask

Finally! Today’s the day I blog about the last of the 39 sheet masks in a set that I got on Amazon last year. It took a while to go through them all but I managed to do so while also trying out sheet masks from other brands. Without further ado, here’s my thoughts on the DERMAL Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask.

DERMAL Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask

First thoughts? The scent of this is familiar and on the lighter side. It’s not what I would expect from a green tea scent though. It’s just some generic bath and body product scent I’ve smelled several times before. Some of their other sheet masks smell either the same or close to it. It doesn’t bother me and the scent is light enough that it dissipates immediately after placing it onto my face. I widened the cuts by the eyes towards the bridge of the nose so the sheet mask would lay completely flat. The soft cloth material holds the essence nicely against my face. I took it off after a good while — about 40 minutes or so. Even though we are in the middle of Winter, I found using this really soothing and refreshing. It dries down beautifully on my face, which is common for sheet masks from this brand.

DERMAL Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask (details on back)

Any negatives? Nothing I can think of. While it doesn’t have anything specifically that makes it stand out, I do like how soothing and refreshing it is. I’m not quite sure what makes this sheet masking experience stand out in that aspect but it did, so I’ll be keeping the other ones of these from the other sets I have.

More information on this brand and their other products is available here.