Beauty Review – Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel 

I’ve been using this moisturizer for a while and have decided that it is time to write a review for it.  Currently, I’ve been preferring to use it as a daytime daily moisturizer.

The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

  • Gel texture
  • Very easy to apply.  A little goes a long way with this product.  When you spread the gel on your face, it feels like it melts into a burst of water and provides instant moisture to your skin
  • Absorbs quickly and leaves a dewy finish
  • Fragrance free in a good way.  Sometime fragrance free products smell weird but this one pretty much doesn’t have any detectable smell
  • I have dry skin and when using this product, my skin stays comfortable all day and doesn’t need any reapplication
  • Mid-point in terms of cost but a little goes a long way and you only need to use a pea size amount eat time


    • With most products that have a dewy finish, the finish could feel a bit sticky.  This product leaves a barely detectable amount of stickiness.  I don’t even feel it in my face unless I touch it.


      I enjoy using this product.  It is basic but does the job right.  I highly recommend you give this a try if you are in the market for a new moisturizer.


      Beauty Review – Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask

      You heard right!  Tatcha came out with a new face mask that was a little closer to affordable and I was very excited to try it.

      The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

      First thing first, $12 for a one time use face mask is pricey.  However, it’s not as pricey as the other firming Tatcha mask or the SK-II masks so I was willing to give it a try.

      The first thing that happened when I tore open the pouch is serum squirting everywhere.  This pouch is very full of serum.  It also released a refreshing whiff of Tatcha’s signature scent.

      The mask is silky and dripping with serum.  After I placed it on my face and smoothed it out, there was so much serum on my hands so I just rub every last drop in and found that it absorbs very quickly and instantly moisturizes my very dry hand.  It also left it feeling very silky and soft.  The serum itself is very creamy and I am excited to see what it can do for my face after 15 minutes.

      After taking off the mask, it still felt very full of serum.  There was also serum remaining in the pouch.  In an effort not to waste the goodness, I rubbed the mask on my neck, arms, and legs and there was more than enough to coat them.  I will save the serum in the pouch for another day.

      The serum was slightly sticky but not in an uncomfortable way.  It feels very light weight and so not heavy on the skin.  It leaves my skin with a glowing from within look.  In terms of absorption, I feel that the SK-II masks absorbs into the skin better.  In terms of dewy brightening look, I feel that the SK-II masks does a better job of brightening and the Tatcha does a better job of hydrating.

      This is not a bad mask.  It’s actually quite good.  However, I would consider it a luxury mask and not something you should use for daily masking.  Maybe use at most twice a week if you have the money.  For those of us who can’t or shouldn’t (like myself), I would recommend you buy it and save for use on the night before a special occasion.  This will give you that extra boost and a beautiful glow from within.

      Beauty Review – Lululun Facial Masks (Pink)

      Today, I have a new mask I am trying out.  Deviating from K Beauty facial masks, this product is a Japanese facial mask.  What is even more unique is that this doesn’t come with just one mask, it’s a pack of seven masks in one package.  The price per masks also averages out to be more economical than buying masks packaged separately.  There are three versions that I found: white, pink, and blue.  I don’t read Japanese so do not know for sure what the difference among them are but from what I understand, the white is for brightening, pink is normal, and blue is moisturizing.

      The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

      The first thing I noticed when opening the package are seven masks folded neatly one next to each other in the package.  The masks are thicker than your average facial masks.  There is not much excess serum in the package but the masks are drenched it in.

      The cutouts for your eyes, nose, and mouth are much smaller than your average facial mask.  If you have larger facial features, this mask may not be for you.  I would say my mouth is about average size and I purposely have to squeeze my mouth tight together so they will fit in the slit.  I guess the solution to that problem would be to tear the slit to make it’s little bigger but I didn’t think about that until after the fact.  Maybe the next one.

      The mask is very refreshing on the face.  The serum is watery in texture.  It claims to brighten and moisturize your skin.  Upon removing the mask after application, I still feel the sensation on my skin soaking up the serum.  I like how the serum is not sticky.  My skin feels hydrated and I do notice that my face has a subtle glow from within look.  I am very pleased with this mask so far and am looking to forward to using the remaining masks in the package daily for the next days to come.

      If you are in the market for new sheet masks, I do recommend you give these a try.  They are fragrance free as far as I can tell and very refreshing.  I do find that it hydrates and brightens your complexion.  A bonus is that it is not sticky and absorbs easily.


      Beauty Review – Skinfood Bird’s Nest Mask

      The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

      Coming out of the pouch, originally, I thought this mask looked to be too large for my face like the Nature Republic masks.  However, it turns out it’s not.  The size is somewhere between the Innisfree masks and the Nature Republic ones (with Innisfeee ones fitting me the best out of the three).

      The serum is very milky (vs watery).  With it on my face, I don’t feel the skin “drinking” in the goodness like I sometimes do with the other masks.  After completion, my face feels very sticky.  I expected the stickiness to go away after a while but it didn’t.  It felt like there is a sticky film over my face.  It does get a little better after applying a moisturizer but not much.

      Overall, I do not really like how sticky my face feels afterwards.  My skin also doesn’t feel noticeably more hydrated afterwards.  I would recommend you try the Innisfree masks over these if you are in the market for a new mask.


      Beauty Review – Peach & Lily Good Skin Day Mask

      The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

      Upon opening the packet, this mask was messily folded in such a way that it took some untangling to open and apply.  However, the product was drenched in serum although there was little serum left in the packet after removing the mask.  This is a good thing.  Less wasted product.

      The mask felt a little tingly.  There was a sensation where it felt like my skin was drinking up the serum as well.  The scent is pleasant.  It is a little floral but not overpowering in any way.  It was more like a subtle background smell.  It kind of reminds me of the smell of lotion.

      After removing the mask, I still feel the remaining serum on my face absorbing into my skin.  My face feels slightly sticky afterwards though.

      For the cost of the mask, I think the Innisfree ones are a better buy.  Although this is a good mask, it doesn’t stand out to me and I feel that the Innisfree ones are better economically if you plan on doing daily masking.


      Beauty Review – Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet (Aloe)

      The following review is of my own personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

      The serum on this sheet mask is clear and liquidy.  Like the other Nature Republic masks I’ve tried so far, this mask is a little larger than my face and extends past my hair line a little.  I used a headband when using the mask since I don’t like getting the product in my hair.  The serum smells like a cucumber melon and is light and refreshing.  The smell is not strong so may be ok for those who are sensitive to scents.

      Although the serum is light in consistency, it leaves the face very sticky after use.  It is too sticky to even apply a moisturizer on top of it.  The serum doesn’t feel heavy on the face but if you put your fingers to your face, you will feel that it is sticky.  Personally, I do not like the sticky feeling so do not recommend this mask for those of you who feel the same.  However, it is typical of aloe to be a sticky substance so it may not be a bad thing.  I just don’t like the feeling of the stickiness myself and would recommend you try the Innisfree aloe mask instead of this one if you are in the market for a new sheet mask.


      Beauty Review – Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Avocado

      The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

      This was my first time using a mask from Nature Republic.  Upon opening the pouch, the first thing I noticed was how large the mask was.  I didn’t think it would fit in my face, that it would be too big.  To my surprise, it actually did fit.  Yes, it does go past the hairline a bit, but not as bad as I thought.

      The next thing you notice is the consistency of the serum on the mask.  It is a creamy texture rather than watery.  It’s not heavy cream like lotion but rather thin and airy.  The serum doesn’t get absorbed all the way.  After using the mask, you feel a later on the surface of your face, but it’s not sticky.  It’s almost like the feel of after applying for moisturizer in your skincare routine.  By morning time, that layer is still kinda sorta there but barely.  It’s like a moisture barrier that keeps the moisture in your face.

      The scent of this mask is very good.  It is light and floral in nature.  If you are looking for a mask that had no fragrance or very little noticable fragrance, I recommend you give this one a try.

      Overall, I am very happy with this mask.  It moisturizes my face to the point where I didn’t need to apply a moisturizer afterwards.  When I wake up in the morning, my face all feels hydrated.  The scent is pleasant.  My only complaint would be that it is slightly oversized but the cut out for the eyes, nose, and mouth are wide enough where it compensates for the oversize.  If you are in the market for a new sheet mask, I would recommend you give this mask a try.  

      Have you’ve tried this mail before?  Let me know what you think in the comments!


      Beauty Review – Tatcha Gold Spun Camillia Oil Lip Balm

      The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

      This is a splurge but definitely worth it.  What makes this lip balm special?  Think about the best lip balm you’ve ever tried and step it up a notch.  Yes, a lip balm is a lip balm.  However, there is something different about this one.  

      This is not one of those products that you can dip your finger into.  It is really hard.  The heat of your finger melts the product and then you can transfer to your lips.  

      This stuff is amazing.  It does a great job of moisturizing my dry patches.  However, the effect is temporary and once the product dries or comes off, the dry patches are back.  The moisturization is almost immediate and I really like it. 

      The product is not sticky on your lips and it melts in and doesn’t feel heavy like something is sitting on top of your lips.  It definitely gives a my lips but better look and feel.  It’s almost like it tones the lip and gives it more definition.

      The staying power is the same as a typical lip balm.  Reapplication will be needed throughout the day.  However, this will last you a while although it looks like there is not a lot of product.  You don’t require a lot each time.  Although the price point is really high, I feel like this is one of those products that is worth it’s price.  Yet… It will be a struggle whether or not I should repurchase it after I finish.  The product is great but I’m conflicted when splurging so much on a lip balm.


      Beauty Review – Etude House Dear Darling Water Tint (Orange Ade)

      The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experienced since everyone is different.

      This product smells just like an orange popsicle.  I am not adventurous enough to lick my lips purposefully with it on yet but as far as I can tell, it has no taste while on the lips.  

      The color is beautiful and very natural looking on the lips.  It is a very sheer orange color but when combined with your lip color, it looks more dark pink or red then it does orange.  It is a very natural lip color and doesn’t look patchy.  The color is buildable.  You will have to use your fingers to smooth out the tint before it dries on your lips.  It is applied with a doe foot applicator.

      As with all lip tints, if you have dry skin on your lips, it will accentuate it.  It is recommended that you exfoliate your lips or wait to use it on a day where you do not have any dry patches on your lips. 

      The product is not drying on your lips.  At the same time though, it is not moisturizing either.  I apply a clear lip balm on top of the tint to make it look more pretty.

      This product is very economically priced.  I highly recommend that you give this product a try if you are in the market for a lip tint.  I have tried the Benefit lip tint and I can tell you that I like this product better.


      Beauty Review – Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

      The following review is of my personal opinion and what I experienced may not be what you experience since everyone is different.

      I really like the range of colors that are available with this foundation and I was able to find the perfect match for my skin tone.  However, the foundation itself is not very suitable for my taste.  This is my personal preference and not necessarily something bad about the foundation.

      I used a wet beauty blender to apply the makeup.  I did find it easy to apply but once it settles and turns from liquid to a powder finish, it looks kind of patchy.  I find that the particle size of the powder finish is very large and it is very visible on the face.  It’s not very natural looking.

      The product does not make my skin dry so that is a plus.  It also has great staying power.  Once it dries, there is minimal transfer.  It is also a higher end product with a higher end price tag.  It has its pros and cons.  For me personally, I do not think this product suits me.  If you are in the market for a foundation, I recommend that you try out a sample of this product before purchasing to see if it is suitable for you.