sheet mask · skincare

Review: SK II Facial Treatment Mask

The HG of all sheet masks…. SK II!


It has been sitting in my fridge saved for a special occasion, but I keep forgetting I have it so I am whipping it out before it goes bad.


  • It is a thick cotton face sheet. It feels like it is doubled up, but overall not really a great fit for my face. For the price of this sheet mask, it should cover my chin and neck area more.
  • I am suppose to leave it on for 15 minutes but no more than 30 minutes. Perfect time to get my meditation on. BRB =)

At the end of my meditation, the app asks us to, “pause for a moment to see how you feel right now…”

  • I feel moisturized and glowy. Definitely a winner!
  • I felt like the mask still had some juices so I rubbed it all over my body to milk the essence.





Skincare Ingredient List

Fun Fact: Korean and US guidelines laws for listing ingredients are not the same!

US ingredients on packaging: listed in order of greatest to least in quantity

South Korean ingredients on packaging: listed in no particular order

Keep in mind when looking through skincare products and depending on where they are made, remember that the order of ingredients might not be applicable unless made in the USA.

sheet mask · skincare

Review: Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Mask

UPDATE: I have now incorporated sheet masking while meditating to save time and be more efficient =)

Currently trying out this Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Mask because I’m feeling acne prone and it is good for oily skin.

Ingredients are listed as follows: purified water, butylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, hamamelis virginiana extract, transexamic acid, xanthan gum, 2-phenoxyethanol, sodium citrate, chlorphenesin, salicylic acid, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, serenoa serrulate fruit extract, lens esculenta (lentil) seed extract, enantia chlorantha bark extract, sodium hyaluronate, piroctone olamine, kalanchoe spathulata extract*, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*, scutellaria alpina flower/leaf/stem extract*, peucedanum ostruthium leaf extract*, ginkgo biloba leaf extract*, artemisia umbelliformis extract*, leontopodium alpinum extract*, epilobium fleischeri extract*, calendula officinalis flower extract*, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract*, camellia sinensis leaf extract*, essential oils of tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia), orange (citrus nobilis), spearmint (menta viridis), lemon (citrus limonum), lime (citrus auantifolia), peppermint (metha pipertia), grapefruit (citrus paradise), niaouli (melaleuca viridiflora) *  



  • The mask is black (the active carbon apparently).
  • It feels tingly on my face when I first put it on and kind of dies down to a cool sensation
  • It is not moisturizing at ALL. After I took off the mask, I felt super dry and needed my moisturizer ASAP.
  • Blemishes looks less inflamed and it felt good for acne-prone skin.
  • Also, the sheet mask was kinda hard to pull apart and I almost ripped it so be careful.
  • Recommended for acne treatment only
  • Follow up with a moisturization routine
health · meditation

Mindful Meditation



I just started this new hobby after some stressful life changing events. Meditation. I have been trying to do it everyday but it is very hard so I just try to do it as much as I can. I was inspired by Sophia Bush after reading an article that she does it and uses this app called Headspace. Basically ten minutes a day it guides you to meditate mindfully.

At first, it was really hard trying to empty my mind, but now I find it very therapeutic and a great way to decompress from life’s struggles and stresses. Any app will do or whatever tool you need to get started. Not trying to sell anything but share my thoughts on my life journey. I read up on meditation and found that it has many benefits healthwise so I feel like it is worthwhile to continue the practice.


anti-aging · skincare

“Barely Famous” Sara & Erin Foster

You guys literally have perfect skin. I was wondering if you could tell me your a.m.-to-p.m. skincare routine.

Sara: [To Erin:] You should start off by saying that you’ve never taken care of your skin. I’ve been trying to get you to take care of your skin. [To me:] I’ve been saying to her since she was like 27, “You’re gonna be 30; it’s now or never, honey. Get on with it!” And she is the person who will go to sleep with makeup on…

Erin: No, I don’t do that! I just do very minimal. But I posted a picture on Instagram like three months ago, and someone wrote on there, ‘Honey, your skin is very dehydrated… I don’t mean to be rude but you really need to hydrate.’ And I was like oh sh*t, I need to, like, hydrate my skin! It took, like, public shaming for me to realize that I needed to get my sh*t together.  So the last three months I’ve started to take it more seriously. I’ve just started to use Waleda eye cream from Whole Foods—an eye cream that Sara told me about. I’ve been using an organic moisturizer our mom uses, some Kate Somerville under-eye corrector and anti-wrinkle cream, and then I use SPF; I’ve been doing that for the last couple of months every day.

Sara: Yeah, she just started using SPF on her face!

Better late than never.

Erin: I got a laser that got rid of all my sun damage, and I realized I really needed to start using SPF every day. I put coconut oil on my body. I stopped putting it on my face because I think sometimes it can clog your pores a little bit. My facialist told me that the actual coconut has such big fibers or something that it’s too big for your pores.

That’s something I wanted to ask you: Who’s your facialist?

Erin: I go to Carasoin Spa on Robertson. Lena does my facials; she’s really good. And then I get lasers at Kate Somerville, and Beauty Park in Santa Monica is an amazing place. I do all my laser hair removal there, and I do lasers there.

Sara: All you need in L..A is Kate Somerville and Beauty Park.

Erin: That’s all you need. Beauty Park is amazing, It’s a great spot. It’s all in one.

Do they have dermatologists?

Sara: Nurses. It’s the kind of place where you wake up [with a zit] and you’re like, “Oh god, oh god, what is this?” And you can walk in and they will have it gone.

That’s amazing.

Erin: They’re really well priced.

Sara: It’s really well priced. And they have a new laser machine, because I’ve done laser hair removal, and it’s the most painful thing I’ve ever done. Their laser machine does not hurt.

Erin: It does not hurt. It literally feels like a warm light going over you and it gets rid of all the hair. There’s no snapping, there’s no pain.

Sara: No it’s crazy. And I think they’re the only ones in L.A. with that machine.

Wow! I need to go.

Erin: Beauty Park in Santa Monica.

Sara: I don’t think we should plug them so much; now we can’t get an appointment because they’ll be so busy.

Source: Brydie