MaskGenie Special Edition: Oriental Beauty Pouch (Chinese New Year special)

MaskGenie Oriental Beauty Edition (2015 Chinese New Year Special) @iamcherrylemon

MaskGenie Oriental Beauty Edition (2015 Chinese New Year Special) @iamcherrylemon

Hi there, I received this special edition mask pouch on Saturday. I am so excited about this mask selection that I absolutely have to do a UNPOUCHING! I will blog about these masks in the near future :o)

[10 masks, so it might take me at least two to three weeks!]

Let’s get back to the unpouching!

This special edition is called the “Oriental Beauty Pouch”, specially curated in time to celebrate Chinese New Year. All masks selected will contain Asian ingredients fit for use by an ancient oriental beauty queen!

Normally, each normal Mask Genie  mask pouch comes in a blue or red organza drawstring pouch. This special edition has a Chinese New Year themed one! A gorgeous red Sateen drawstring pouch containing nine masks, the tenth mask was too big to fit into the red pouch! Within the pouch, there are also two red shiny candies included. These are New Year “lai-see” candies, we generally eat these by buckets when we were younger! Nice little touch, Eugene!

Red Pocket (Lai-see) Candies

Red Pocket (Lai-see) Candies

MaskGenie Oriental Beauty Edition (2015 Chinese New Year Special) - Unpounching @iamcherrylemon

MaskGenie Oriental Beauty Edition (2015 Chinese New Year Special) – Unpounching @iamcherrylemon

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack Original (Korea) RRP $10

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

This is the spoiler mask for the pouch, Eugene reviewed and confirmed it will be in the Oriental Beauty pouch for shipping.

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemn

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemn

This is a mask made of real rice, in the form of rice paper which is similar to the rice paper that you use for Vietnamese summer rolls. [Vietnamese summer rolls are yummy by the way! I visited my sister’s inlaws and they made some delicious summer rolls! I love Vietnamese foods!]
Basically the mask comes in two parts, packed neatly in a tray. It also comes with a 23g sachet of essence, in which you saturate the rice paper mask pieces with! It is suggested you can get other essences from Tosowoong, addressing different skin concerns.

It is currently on “buy one get one free” offer at Koreadepart.com for $9.18 USD

LoveMore Herba Saussurea Involucrata Revival Mask Sheet (Taiwan) RRP $8 for 5 masks

LoveMore Herba Saussurea Involucrata Revival Mask Sheet (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

LoveMore Herba Saussurea Involucrata Revival Mask Sheet (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

If I didn’t read the Chinese label I would have no idea what this is! But the main ingredient of this mask is Snow Lotus. Snow Lotus, a mythical herbal medicine used for reviving people from poisoning and near-death. I didn’t even know it actually exists but I won’t depend my life on it!
Anyhow, this mask also contains peony extracts, aloe vera extracts, organic gingko, pearl powder and white tea extracts.
The actual mask itself is made of natural silk!  Very luxurious!

LoveMore Pearl Barley & Milk Mask Sheet (Taiwan) RRP $8 for 5 masks 

LoveMore Pearl Barley & Milk Mask Sheet (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

LoveMore Pearl Barley & Milk Mask Sheet (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

I’ve always liked skin products with milk extracts. This looks like one gentle mask, and I’m looking forward to trying this. This mask contains Premium Barley Extract, Milk Protein, Deep Ocean Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein and Horse Chestnut Extract

Snowy Green tea, Seaweed and Collagen facial essence mask RRP $1 

Snowy Green tea, Collagen Facial Essence Mask (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Snowy Green tea, Collagen Facial Essence Mask (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

I’ve tried this mask last night, it has an obvious Aloe Vera scent which is very pleasant. My skin felt refreshed and moisturised.
Unfortunately, I haven’t read the instructions carefully and I didn’t wash off the excess serum after removing the mask. I woke up with white sticky bits on my face!

Natural ingredients facial masks @iamcherrylemon

Natural ingredients facial masks @iamcherrylemon

Lebelage Pearl Natural Mask RRP $5 for 3 masks

Dermal Gold Collagen Essence Mask (Korea) and Lebelage Natural Mask Pearl (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Dermal Gold Collagen Essence Mask (Korea) and Lebelage Natural Mask Pearl (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

This looks like a standard facial mask containing pearl powder. Pearl has been known to be great for the skin. I’ve used and liked pearl masks; I’ve also consumed pearl powder, as it had been known to be beneficial to the skin.

It is important to only consume and use good quality pearl powder. Normally, I would mix the powder with serum or creams :o)

Dermal Gold Collagen Essence Mask RRP $5 for 10 masks

Wow, super value or what? This mask contains nano gold, collagen and vitamin E. There is probably a minute amount of gold in this mask, but the thought of having some in my skincare makes it a special mask indeed! This mask promises to brightens and moisturises the skin. Eugene did mention this is a budget mask, but pretty good for daily use.

Koreadepart $5 for 10 mask deal

Kao Steaming Eye Mask (Chamomile) RRP $1.50

I love steaming eye masks! I have recently reviewed it here. But I have always used the Fragrance-Free version so this is a nice change which I am looking forward in trying.

Kao Chamomile Steam Eye Mask (Japan) @iamcherrylemon

Kao Chamomile Steam Eye Mask (Japan) @iamcherrylemon

My Beauty Diary Imperial Bird’s Nest Mask RRP $16 for 10 masks

My Beauty Diary Imperial Bird's Nest Mask (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

My Beauty Diary Imperial Bird’s Nest Mask (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

One of the most interesting items within this pouch is the Imperial bird nest mask! It promises to nourish dry skin. “My Beauty Diary” is a well-known Taiwanese beauty brand. It produces some really good products; I have their Black Pearl masks and have been using them for a while now. The mask shapes are good and each comes with a lot of essence.

Amazon $16 for 10 masks with free shipping

The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Nok-Yong Pack $45 for 135ml

This sleeping mask contains Velvet Deer Antler Extract and Royal Jelly Extract. It is unusual to see Deer Antler in skincare, as it isn’t common for Asian to consume deer antler in medicine in modern days! This is said to be a warming mask, it leaves the skin moisturised and glowing. I have heard good reviews on this but never have tried it! I shall report back if I do enjoy it!

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalising Mask (Korea) and The History of Fo Nok Yong Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalising Mask (Korea) and The History of Fo Nok Yong Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask RRP $60 for 120ml

Sulwhasoo is a famous Korean skincare brand, it is known they include Korean Ginseng in most of their line. This sleeping mask is formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, it helps to reveal glowing healthy skin after use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sulwhasoo-Overnight-Vitalizing-Mask-120ml/dp/B007YXKF92
So, what do you think? I cannot wait to try the rice sheet and the imperial bird nest masks! This is by far, the most exciting selection of masks I have ever received! The good thing regarding these masks is that I can find most of these on either amazon or Ebay!

What is MaskGenie?
MaskGenie is a mask subscription service that you can choose which editions/month mask pouches to purchase. All prices include shipping. Eugene is the mastermind behind MaskGenie, she has a FB page and Instagram account so you can find out more about her services and MaskGenie. Eugene reviews many of the mask pouch contents, and would give a quick overview on each one.

Please note MaskGenie’s subscription is not about giving you more products for the money you pay for, it is about bringing together different range of masks from Asia that we would not normally be able to get our hands on or thought of trying.

There is flexibility in choosing which month’s subscription; so far I have only bought the January (Launch edition) pouch and this special Oriental Beauty edition.

Thank you so much for reading! Have a great week!

Please note this is not a sponsored post, and I paid for all the products with my own money! If you want more information, please read the disclaimer. Thank you!

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