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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

THE FACE SHOP: Volcanic Ash Self-Heating Mask

I was at one of the Asian malls the other day and I was pretty excited when noticed a new shop: The Face Shop!
My friend usually gets me stuff from this store whenever she goes back to Korea and so it was nice that there's a store here (I won't have to bug my friend anymore hehe).

One of the items I bought was their Volcanic Ash Self-Heating Mask from the Nature's Gifts line:

Back/Description and Instructions
The mask looked really dark just by looking at it from the tube:

But it is not really very black like some of the other volcanic masks (MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask):
Thick clear gel with what I assume are volcanic ash particles/bits
Bonus pic of me with mask on :P
See what I mean? The mask is more on the clear side.

I definitely feel the thermal heat effects once the gel is rubbed onto my face. I like it because it feels pretty relaxing.

-Gives squeaky-clean feel:
The gel feels quite thick and so I was afraid that it won't give my skin a squeaky-clean feel after I had washed it off but it actually feels really clean and smooth.

-Good for oil-control:
My skin type is combination but it is more on the oily side during summer and so this is why I chose to try this since it claims to absorb excess oils while exfoliating the skin.

-Good scrub:
The volcanic ash particles are a good scrub! :p Makes the mask have a bit of a nice texture as well.

-Volcanic ash has benefits:
Volcanic ash is supposed to absorb toxins and strip impurities from the skin. I heard that it reduces skin inflammation.


-Might not be too good for people with sensitive or dry skin.
The thermal effect might be bothersome to some. The volcanic ash particles might feel a little too rough.

-Length of time you have to leave mask on:
The instructions say to leave the mask on for about 10-15 minutes.
Not for people who don't have a lot of time? :P

This is not sponsored.
I bought this product.
This is my honest opinion and review from my own personal experience.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day

My family and I got to go to the park today. :3
We had a barbeque and played frisbee.
My Salad... mmm I love glazed walnuts!
Baked Potato
Burger :3
 It was such a beautiful day! :3
WE SAW DEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS SO EXCITED!!!
Can you spot it?
Hehehe.. another one of its buddies...
We also saw a bird that looked like it had a mohawk! :P

Hope all of your dads felt appreciated and loved, especially on this day. :3