Hisamitsu LIFECELLA Essence Sheet Mask (Lychee) Review

Product Description

An ideal skin care product that brings you good elasticity, tone, and texture. The combination of three ingredients that nourishes and smooths the skin’s surface.
・The combination of lychee seed extract, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin A provides extra moisture to skin.
・The essence is mildly acidic (physiological pH). It is ideal for gentle skin care.
・The mask is soaked in plenty of rich beauty essence.
・Hypoallergenic (though there may be exceptions).


I bought this during winter because my face was getting crazily dry. I needed a mask that would provide moisture and not irritate my skin. Usually wash off masks are a lot of help, but to be honest I get too lazy to do all that when I’m in school sometimes.

A problem I faced with some sheet masks is the size of the mask. I’ve had a few that were too big for my face so the holes for my eyes and mouth were kind of weird.. albeit I kind of have a small face compared to some people, so who knows. I didn’t face this problem though with Lifecella’s lychee essence mask.

It also wasn’t swimming in essence which is something I like. I’ve mentioned before in a previous review that I don’t like when there’s too much essence in the bag. I hate when the masks starts to drip all over the place after I place it on. I’m pretty sure no one’s masks is dry by the end of the 20-30 minutes anyway. I read somewhere once that you shouldn’t put a mask on for longer than that amount of time so I don’t like leaving it on until it dries. There’s enough liquid inside to last me the time it states without it being dry at the end.

I’ve actually really enjoyed using this mask. It moisturizes for a longer period. Sometimes I use masks and my face feels plump and bouncy right after using, but after an hour it feels like the moisture already disappeared. This mask leaves a longer lasting effect which is great for colder weather. I can even see that it helps in the morning when I’m applying makeup in the morning and I see less flakey skin x_x haha. The only thing is that it felt a little bit sticky right after use.

Definitely a mask I would recommend everyone to try if you’re looking for a mask to help with dry skin or if you’re just looking for a little extra moisture overall. There is a scent but I didn’t find it too bad and it didn’t irritate my skin.


Aritzia Clientele Sale 2015

Here we go again everyone! Clientele sale is on and here are the discounts.

The free gift is a candle handcrafted in France. There are four scents – Baies Noires, Figue, Jasmin, Vanille!

I know a lot of people have been coming to my blog this week to see the discounts. Aritzia didn’t release the list until the day of the sale!

Happy shopping!

Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser Review

Product Description

This extra gentle, highly effective cleanser removes impurities and harmful excess sebum without stripping away skin’s essential moisture. It quickly lathers into a rich foam, and leaves skin feeling refreshed and silky-smooth to the touch.


I know.. I’m back for basically my once a month update LOL. But I lost the converter for my charger (meant for Asian power outlets) and I hate putting up pictures from my iPhone. But thankfully there are some that I’ve taken pictures of prior to losing the convertor.

Finding a cleanser that’s gentle enough to not irritate my skin can be a challenge. My skin basically hates me and can sometimes feel extremely dry to extremely oily or both depending on the area of my face. In the morning I like to use cleansers that aren’t too harsh on my skin. I need my face to be more.. oily (?) since it can be very dry by the end of the day (despite there being oily spots on my face too).

My friend gifted me a Shiseido Ibuki set a while ago, hence the smaller size in my picture. I finally got around to trying it out early this year!

The formula comes out a bit thick, but once worked into a lather it’s fine. Not super bubbly, but enough for me to work onto whole face. I don’t need too much product in order to do so either.

It is scented, but is light so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem unless you’re someone who usually prefers unscented products overall. I actually quite like the scent of the product. Calming for the morning.

This cleanser is definitely gentle, so personally I like to keep it for the morning time rather than using it both in the morning and at night. Mostly because I like having my cleansers at night to feel like it actually washed off any leftover makeup that might be left after I use my cleansing oil. My face is left nice and soft after using the Ibuki Gentle Cleanser. I can feel that it didn’t strip off all the oil from my face, which is a good thing or else it might be too harsh for my face.

I recommend this to anyone looking for a cleanser that is suitable for sensitive skin. Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, I think it would be a good one to try out if you’re looking for a more gentle cleanser.

I don’t specifically have anything bad to say about the cleanser, but there also wasn’t anything that made me especially attached to it. Not one that I would particularly repurchase if asked, but I wouldn’t tell people to not buy it either LOL.