3 Face Masks to Obsess Over


Face masks- love them or can’t be bothered with them?

If there is one aspect of a skincare routine I tend to ignore the most, it’s face mask. Even though I have a few favorites and own a whole bunch, I always feel soooo lazy and that 15-20 minutes just seems like eternity.


I definitely tend to indulge in little pamper sessions here and there a lot more during winter. Newest addition to my collection is Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque  and, surprise, surprise- it also quickly became a new favorite. Quickly, meaning immediately after my first use. That’s how much I love this stuff.

Recharge your skin’s youthful glow with this naturally invigorating, skin-energizing masque by Kiehl’s. It instantly brightens dull, fatigued skin and restores its healthy, rosy appearance over time. Formulated with cranberry extract, an antioxidant-packed superberry rich in resveratrol and anti-inflammatory turmeric extract, this unique masque also contains micronized cranberry seeds that can be used to gently exfoliate the skin while washing the masque off after use.”

Surprisingly, this mask didn’t tingle or “burn” my skin at all, it feels very comfortable, with the exception of feeling a little tight towards the end of the recommended 10 minutes. This mask is like an instant facial in a  jar: it tightens, brightens skin and makes it look more “alive”. I think anyone with normal/oily skin will absolutely love this mask. It’s a great little pick-me-up for your skin whenever it feels dull and tired.


Skin Food Black Sugar Wash Off Mask is one that I’ve been using for the last couple of months. It’s an awesome exfoliating treatment, but it can be a little harsh, so definitely not one for those with sensitive skin.

One of Skinfood’s star products, this exfoliating scrub smells heavenly of brown sugar and leaves your skin feeling porcelain smooth and soft. The sugar grains make for an excellent manual exfoliator and dissolve slowly as your massage it gently on your face, so as to not cause too much damage from over exfoliating. The hydrating formula moisturizes your face as it sets, so upon rinsing off your skin is totally glowing and baby-soft

This mask has a bit of a unique formula. It’s like a hard scrub that you mix with a tiny bit of water, leave on for about 15 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. It has the most delicious scent- it smells sort of like fresh lemons. Great thing about this mask is that in addition to exfoliating your skin, it also moisturizes it, leaving it feeling smooth, soft and clean. Love that it’s all natural, it’s definitely a keeper, although I do wish that it came with a little spatula because the application can get a little messy. If you guys know of any other awesome Korean Skincare products, let me know!


If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you probably know just how much I love my EveLom Rescue Mask. If you’re acne-prone, you need to try this one. My skin has been pretty good lately but whenever I have a breakout, this is the first product that I reach for. I use it both as an all-over mask and as a spot-treatment.

The ultimate deep cleansing treatment, Rescue Mask is an award-winning complexion booster that removes impurities without drying the skin, for a refined and radiant complexion. Suitable for all skin types, use as a regular deep cleanse treatment 2 to 3 times per week or as an emergency mask for sluggish stressed out skin, to reduce irritation and erupted conditions. Featuring CAMPHOR, ALMOND and HONEY-INFUSED KAOLIN CLAY, this hard-working and versatile mask will get your skin back on track.”

This mask dries out breakouts literally overnight and immediately after rinsing it off my skin has that omg-this-is-some-deep-cleansing-sh*t-right-here type of feeling. I think that this one is a little bit drying, but I always follow up with my Missha Treatment Essence which brings instant relief to that tight-feeling skin and absorbs like a dream right after the mask.

face-masksOne thing that all three of these have in common is a fun, gritty texture. 

Do you guys like using face masks? What are your current favorites?


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    Kim Petersen
    February 11, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I am sooo lazy when it comes to facemasks! I tell myself I’ll do them every two to three days, especially as I have super oily skin but it ends up being every week and half or so. These all sound great, I especially love the sound of the Kiehls mask. My favorite mask is the Freeman Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals mask. It’s super affordable and smells amazing! Great post! XO -Kim

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    February 11, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I love a good face mask and that Kiehls one sounds interesting. I’ve not seen that one before but I like the sound of tumeric in a mask. I tried a diy one more with tumeric and banana. Definitely not as “pamper” routine-esque when you have to clean up afterwards. x

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      Paula @
      February 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      It’s a new release, probably that’s why. I’m sure you’ll be seeing it all over the place soon haha :)

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    February 11, 2016 at 11:42 am

    These look so good! Especially the black sugar mask <3


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    February 11, 2016 at 11:51 am

    The Skin Food mask sounds pretty good. I’m always up for trying Korean skincare and my friend who is Korean really rates that. She also said Tony Moly masks are good and Innisfree!

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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    Catherine McCourt
    February 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I’m definitely getting back into using more face masks at the moment, the Eve Lom one sounds like just what my skin needs at the moment. The Kiehls one sounds lovely too though, it reminds me of the Origins Ginzing mask which I love.

    Catherine | Lady Liquor

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    February 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    At the moment I only have a few hydrating masks in my skincare collection but looking to get something a little bit different and I am definitely intrigued by the Kiehls Turmeric & Cranberry one. Sounds like a winner and something my skin could use right about now :) x

    Beauty with charm

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    Zoe Mountford
    February 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    These all sound like masks that would be really nice for my skin, I have been looking into trying Keihls skincare so I may try that one x

    Zoe Mountford x

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    February 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Wow, these sound amazing! I need to try these!

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    Rebecca Fletcher
    February 11, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    The skin food mask looks really good! X

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    Nereyda Gonzalez
    February 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I’m with you Paula, I hate the time I have to wait for masks, even though I know I can do it while doing other stuff. But this is something that I have been wanting to try so thanks for your recs. The Black Sugar one is the one I am intrigued by :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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    Rachel Shuchat
    February 11, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I love a good nourishing, hydrating mask :) I’m on the market for a new one I think :)


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    Paula Loreti
    February 11, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I love face masks! They always made me feel so fresh and good after I put them on haha. I didn’t know any of this brands, gotta try them!

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    February 11, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Love the skin food one too, it’s amazing!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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    The Sunday Mode
    February 11, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I really love face masks and find them really luxurious to use, but I usually always forget about them and neglect them from my routine!

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    Lisa Huynh
    February 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Skin Food <3 !! My favourite have to be sheet masks though! Quick, fun, easy to use, and so many to choose from !

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      Paula @
      February 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      I have used a few sheet masks, and I like them for a quick fix but they aren’t too comfortable to use in my opinion haha :)

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    February 11, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions! I definitely am more prone to using face masks in the winter, as I am sitting inside way more often.

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    Pisey Keo
    February 12, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Innisfree has a lot of great face masks. For dry skin, I like to use the strawberry mask and for breakouts, the Bija mask. They come in little capsules so you can try out a lot of products and find the best for you.

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    February 12, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I am a face mask junkie, I love a good new mask! I would love to try the Kiehls Turmeric Radiance mask, sounds lovely! :)

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    Kay (shoesandglitter)
    February 12, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Face masks are the most neglected part of my skincare routine, also! I just can’t be bothered to wait around for twenty minutes for the face mask to dry out, haha. But I do like to indulge myself from time to time, and these recommendations seem absolutely wonderful so thank you for sharing, darling. x x


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    February 12, 2016 at 4:17 am

    I always felt like that Eve Lom one was my dirty little secret. It’s the absolute shit isn’t it!


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    Jacqueline Sin
    February 12, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I use Skin Food nail polishes really often but I have never tried their masks before – which I need to keep my eye out for! Thank you for the heads up that the exfoliating mask is not the best for sensitive skin :) xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

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    Shayah Isabella
    February 12, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I most definitely neglect using face masks because, like you, 15-20 minutes/an extra step in my routine just seems like such a task. I’d probably be more inclined to using an overnight/sleep-in mask but even then, I’m lazy, haha. These sound fab though – the Kiehl’s one in particular really sparked my interest. Unfortunately, I’m not normal/oily so I’m not sure how great it’d work for me! Lovely post as usual! Xx

    Rosy Cheeks |

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      Paula @
      February 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks so much Shay! I love the idea of an overnight mask, but haven’t found too many that worked well for me.

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    Leanne Page
    February 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I love a good face mask, but most of the time I cant be bothered haha. I love the sound of Kielhs one. My two favourite mask of the moment are the Glam Glow youth mud and REN Glycolic radiance mask xx

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    February 12, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    All the masks sound very good and yes, taking out time for applying masks is so duh! Try Tony Moly masks, I have read good things about them.

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    Ela BellaWorld
    February 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I am the same when it comes to face masks, I seem to skip them most of the time! Now I can’t even remember the last time I used face mask :) Kiehl’s one sounds interesting, I should ask for sample! Two Kiehl’s products are added to my wishlist because of you, one is avocado cream and now this one :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    Dagmara Klich
    February 14, 2016 at 6:35 am

    I love using face masks and sometimes I think I over use them :) The Kiehl’s one sound lovely, I need to check it out! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    Elizabeth Mayce
    February 14, 2016 at 11:24 am

    You’ve sold me on the Eve Lom mask, it sounds like it’d be perfect for me!


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    February 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I can’t wait to spot the Kiehl’s one at my local store and it sounds great and I love the brand! :) xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    Mona Ahmed
    February 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I have to try the Kiehl’s mask!

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      Paula @
      February 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Saw your comment on IG about the tight feeling, I’d recommend using it on a slightly damp skin, thin layer and only keep it on for 5 minutes- that’s what I do and I don’t experience that tight feeling.

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    February 21, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Oooh I’ve got to try the Kiehl’s one out. I’m a sucker for any brightening face masks. I’ve also heard good things about Eve Lom but after trying the cleanser sample from Sephora, I wasn’t a fan of the scent.



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    March 17, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I’m just the same! I love face masks but can rarely be bothered with them, ’cause I’m just so lazy. But I do love Kiehl’s skincare and that mask sounds amazing! Definitely need to give it a go.

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    Samantha P
    August 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I want to try the Skin Food mask!

    S .x

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