The new Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack just looks amazing!!!
Seriously for looks alone I would give it ****** out of 6 stars!
Unfortunately looks aren’t everything – if you have to live with someone every day and enjoy their company they also have to preform well 😉
I have the Strawberry version which is for dry skin – and it is really moisturizing but it doesn’t last very long on the skin for being a sleeping mask. I think mine was gone after 15 min or so. It does give moisture but right now I would wish I had chosen the Black Tea for elasticity.
Also the cute packaging is not very smart structure wise or very hygienic so for now it will just sit on my shelf and look pretty which is not what a longtime relationship should be like 😉
A little from Etude House on how to use the mask – which is what I did:
You take a spoonful of sleeping mask – and get one of the “pearls” which you squeeze with the spoon and then put on your lovely face…
This makes the mask more moisturizing because the pearls contains nurturing ingredients however it also makes the mask impossible to keep from getting tons of germs in it because they are at the bottom and you get so much goo on the spoon while getting one of the pearls up from the mask… or maybe that is just me?! 🙂
Performance wise I would give this sleeping mask ** out of 6 but I might still grab the Black Tea – that is how much I love cute packaging 😛 I really miss good Bubble Tea!!!
After the happy December comes dark, wet and cold January. It has been up to minus 18 degrees here and I know I should not even complain compared to other parts of Norway!
But what do you do when it is so cold and your skin feels like it is cracking and your face is red?!? I have very dry skin in the winter but it is not nearly as bad as it has been before and thus I will share some of my secrets to maintaining a healthy look during the wintertime with you 🙂
A. Always use a skin toner or a moisture tonic right after you step out of the shower! Don’t just spray it on your face but preferably all over the body except certain intimate areas of course.
This is L’Occitane but you can also use a Korean or Japanese one of course. At the moment I am using this on my body and Sulwhasoo timetreasure Perfecting Water on my face!
B. Use really good face masks every week. I use a Sheet mask 2 times a week, a hydro-gel mask one time a week, a clay mask and a peel one or two times a week followed by a moisture mask depending on how dry my skin is.
My favorite moisture mask at the moment is Glam Glow’s Thirstymud – I use it both as a mask and as a sleeping mask sometimes if my skin is really dry. You do not need to take it off before it’s morning – you can sleep with it all night.
C. Never leave your house without a thick cream on that preferably is not water based. If you use a water based cream then wait 30 min before you go out!
Use a lot of makeup – not so it looks cakey of course but makeup protects your skin so on with your primer, cushion or foundation on top of the cream… 😉
D. Always run to the bathroom and take off the makeup when you get home after being in very cold weather. Cleanse and put on a mask or thick layer of lotion and relax in front of the telly, the computer or read a book for 20 – 40 min. Saves my skin all the time… A thick layer of cream on the cheeks and chin with a hydro-gel eye mask is the best for me. At the moment I use Glam Rock from Too Cool For School.
Do you have any winter tips?! Please share them with me! And I wish you all a great January without any skin blues…
Janine from A Beautiful Whim asked me which Korean brands I love and thus inspired me to write a serial of posts for my blog with my favorite Korean Beauty brands.
The first I have chosen is Sulwhasoo. It’s a pretty upscale brand in Korean skincare but it is also one of the best.
Sulwhasoo is based on a Time-tested holistic skin wellness regimen drawn from Korean Herbal Medicine. These ancient traditions and superb ingredients makes some of the Korean skincare elements unique and Sulwhasoo is one of the brands that uses this knowledge to create wonderful and luxurious skin care for your well being.
In ancient Korean Herbal Medicine they believe that your body makes internal changes every seven years. The age of 35 is the time where your body starts to fall out of balance and thus the skin becomes more prone to dryness, to dehydration and that can create problems that makes you vulnerable to ageing. The Sulwhasoo skin care lines help you balance your inner energies so you will maintain your healthy, nourished complexion.
Sulwhasoo is a brand that becomes more and more popular. It is a high-end luxury skincare brand and can be very expensive but luckily it is often possible to buy samples and deluxe sample size products so you can nourish your skin without getting totally broke.
My favorite cream from Sulwhasoo is the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing cream. You can watch a video about how to apply it here:
If you want to know more about Ginseng and the benefits it can provide for you. You can find it on The Sulwhasoo official webpage.
If you have any questions or experience with Sulwhasoo’s products then please post below! I would love to hear your thoughts on the brand 🙂 As always English is not my main language so if you find spelling mistakes or grammatical errors I apologize in advance!