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Glow Workshop & LoveMore + SexyLook Masks Review

Masks Masks Masks! No not talking about the N95 that everyone’s on a manhunt for, but talking about the masks that all girls should be using at least once a week – Facial Masks!

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I got to know about the Glow Workshop from the Watsons Glow Magazine and immediately signed up for it! Compliments to the girls at Secretive who were extra patient with me. I kept forgetting about the registration confirmation due to my busy schedule ( was preparing for a 1-week overseas trip and needed to clear lots of work in advance) and they followed up with me even till the final week! I’m glad they did – got to know a few wonderful ladies through the workshop and will be working with one of them soon to promote my online shop DaphnePaper!

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I was late for the workshop but registration was fast and easy and I was in the ballroom in no time! I have been to Rendezvous Hotel for high tea before and always thought that the hotel looks really chic and comfortable. An ideal place for a beauty workshop like this!

In the ballroom with a Secretive representative giving a overview of the company and introducing today's products on offer
In the ballroom with a Secretive representative giving a overview of the company and introducing today’s products on offer

During the workshop, the host gave a quick overview of the company. Secretive was previously known as Lush Group Pte Ltd and is a company that brings in Masks from Taiwan and Korea. Some of the brands they carry are LoveMore, SexyLook and But Becky. After which, the host went through some of the masks they carry and the benefits these masks offer. Other than the interesting ingredients that some of the masks have (yam? soya bean? black caviar !!! They are for real!), I find that one of the special things about their masks is the material of the cloth used. LoveMore masks are made of silk and they feel really really soft, thin and light! One of the bloggers who went up to give her testimony mentioned that it’s so thin and light, it just sticks onto your face and you can wear it around and go on your daily tasks – something very important to me as I am not one who can stay still and do nothing just to wait for the goodness of the masks to slowly seep into my pores! A few of the masks were passed around for us to feel the cloth material / for the mask to seduce us into buying them at the end of the day >.<

I'm not sure which mask this is, but it feels soft and good!
I’m not sure which mask this is, but it feels soft and good!

 

I immediately fell in love with the SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask. You know how masks sometimes feels so slimy and heavy such that after you’ve taken down the mask, it feels so sticky and gross you’ve got to wash everything off before going to sleep? That’s a lot of product going down the sink! But not this one! This SexyLook Mask not only looks way cool (It’s the first time I see a mask that’s black in color!), it’s comfortably slimy but light, and as I pressed some of the goodness on to my hand and rub my fingers together, the solution was quickly absorbed into my fingers with no sticky feeling at all! My mind went like ‘awwwwww…’, such a good feeling, I’ll never want to wash it off! Did I mentioned the cloth feels like velvet? :DDD

The SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask
The velvety smooth SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask

 

She also shared a few tips on masks application and I realized I have been using my masks totally wrong! Now, do you put on your mask at night and then wear them through to the next morning? It’s to maximise the effectiveness of the mask and to give all the goodness in the mask a longer time to seep into your face right?  If yes, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG! Just like me. >.<

Our skin has a threshold limit as to how much goodness it can absorb and once the threshold limit is reached, THE REVERSE HAPPENS! The mask will start sucking back all the goodness from your skin! The threshold limit for most people is usually 15 minutes (that’s why there is such a thing as Instructions! ) and if you wear your mask through the night, you’ll be receiving all the superb benefits of the mask for the first 15 minutes only, and then spend the next 7 – 8 hours of the night having the mask suck the flesh and blood out of your face! Ok not so serious, but this explains why when I always wake up with the mask stuck to my face in the morning, my skin feeling so harsh and dry! I told myself it must be because my skin was hard at work absorbing good stuffs all night long. Now I know it’s the opposite. How silly.

A blogger invited to the event to talk about her experience with the SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask. I wished I've got her name, but I was sitting at the back I couldn't hear properly.
A blogger invited to the event to talk about her experience with the SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask. I wished I’ve got her name, but I was sitting at the back I couldn’t hear properly.

Towards the end there was a lucky draw. Although I didn’t win anything, I still want to show you guys my lucky draw number because I think the photo looks really good! Don’t bother buying the number though – it’s unlucky!

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Products that were introduced during the workshop
Products that were introduced during the workshop

Once the workshop ended, everyone rushed to the back of the room! Do you know why?

Hardworking ladies - Pretty women are hardworking women!
Hardworking ladies – Pretty women are hardworking women!
All these products are no a crazy sale! Some of them are at $10 discount! Think about all the savings you can get from the discount!
All these products are no a crazy sale! Some of them are at $10 discount! Think about all the savings you can get from the discount!

We also enjoyed some really delicious refreshments that were served and I started chatting with some of the participants about the workshop and their masks over delicious cakes (there’s cheesecake!!! ) and tea 🙂 Such, is the lifestyle!

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And of course, I can’t go home without grabbing some of the the great deals myself right! See what I’ve got!

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Everyone got a goodie bag. There's an assortment of masks and some collagen capsules. I don't really like consuming such products (yet) so let me know if you want it, I'll send it over to you as a reward for reading my blog! :P
Everyone got a goodie bag. There’s an assortment of masks and some collagen capsules. I don’t really like consuming such products (yet) so let me know if you want it, I’ll send it over to you as a reward for reading my blog! 😛
Got the SoyaBean and Black Caviar as I find that the ingredient is unique!
Got the SoyaBean and Black Caviar as I find that the ingredient is unique!
And here's my Haul!
And here’s my Haul!
Taking a closer look at my selection of LoveMore Silk Masks. I choose them also mainly because of the unique ingredient composites
Taking a closer look at my selection of LoveMore Silk Masks. I choose them also mainly because of the unique ingredient composites

 

SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask
SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask
Unpacking the Masks. Love how the SoyaBean and Black Caviar masks look like envelopes!
Unpacking the Masks. Love how the SoyaBean and Black Caviar masks look like envelopes!

Throughout the week, I managed to try the LoveMore Black Pearl Mask and the SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask and will be reviewing both of them here, so read on to find out what I think about these two masks!

First up, the LoveMore Black Pearl Mask!

Remove layer 1, apply layer 2 on face and then remove layer 3
Remove layer 1, apply layer 2 on face and then remove layer 3

As seen in the picture above, the mask has 3 layers and here’s my recommendation on how to apply the mask on your face. Layer 1 is the thickest later and when you open up the mask, it’s instinctive that you’ll remove layer 1 first as it is the most prominent layer, thickest and easiest to remove. After which, apply the mask on your face. I find that it is easier to apply with the 3rd layer on first as the mask is REALLY thin and you’ll risk having the second silk layer crumple together if you remove the third layer that keeps it sturdy. When the mask is nicely applied on your face, remove the 3rd layer from the bottom. There is a excess lap which makes it easier for you to remove the third layer. And voila, I’ve got the thinnest and most comfortable mask I’ve ever used sitting nicely on my face, I don’t even feel that it’s there!

So thin you can see my eyebrows and some acne on my face!
So thin you can see my eyebrows and some acne on my face!
And my Etude House Coral finger nail color too! Took this after I'm done with the mask so it looks a bit dry. Bubble Nail Tutorial coming up next!
And my Etude House Coral finger nail color too! Took this after I’m done with the mask so it looks a bit dry. Bubble Nail Tutorial coming up next!
After the mask and a good night sleep, I'm really happy with my Skin looking really healthy, radient and moisturizes! Makeup went on quick and easy! - Perfect Morning!
After the mask and a good night sleep, I’m really happy with my skin looking really healthy, radient and well moisturized! Makeup went on quick and easy! – Perfect Morning!

Next up, the SexyLook Intensive moisturizing black cotton mask!!!

Turning the spotlight now onto my new rave! Now, this mask was noted to be very intensive and it is not recommended for daily use. I was bracing myself for some form of self-heating or biting sensation but to my pleasant surprise, there was nothing uncomfortable about it! It felt nice and cooling. Coupled with the velvety cottony soft feeling on my face, I wish I could sleep with it through the night! (NO! Don’t do that! It will make your face drier!)

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Skin before mask - I was staying in a Hotel and was in air condition for the past 48 hours so my face became very dry and flakes were appearing.
Skin before mask – I was staying in a Hotel and was in air condition for the past 48 hours so my face became very dry and flakes were appearing.
It's black in color! Have you seen a black mask before?
It’s black in color! Have you seen a black mask before?
Selfies - Love the velvety smoothing feeling of the black cotton mask on my face!
Selfies – Love the velvety smoothing feeling of the black cotton mask on my face!
I found it to be very thin also and it sticks on well to your face, I could clear some emails with my mask on!
I found it to be very thin also and it sticks well onto my face, I could clear some emails while having my mask on!

Sweet Shawn was the one who took this very nice picture of me. He offered to help me take some pictures after seeing how I was struggling with the camera 🙂 Then, Shawn commented that I look like some Russian Ninja or Hitman and I ended up playing the role for fun and doing some martial arts poses. The pictures turned out pretty good (and funny too) !

The first pose - the hairband made me look like Bruce Lee went wrong.
The first pose – the hairband made me look like Bruce Lee went wrong.
Russian Ninja breaking into the hotel room!
Russian Ninja breaking into the hotel room!
And the mask stuck on throughout all the jumping, posing and wrestling!
And the mask stuck on throughout all the jumping, posing and wrestling!

My final verdict – the masks ROCK BIG TIME! Am loving it and I’ll be sooo looking forward to the next workshop ( got big discount mahhh) when I’m done with my current stocks!

Love LoveMore and am planning for a giveaway! Keep your eyes peeled to this post, will be updating again in afew hours!
Face is more radiant and moisturized!

TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!

I have packed the masks into 3 different packs. To bring home your favorite pack, simply leave a comment with a suggestion on what you will want to see me blog about next. Don’t forget to state which pack you would like to win and leave your email! I will then pick 3 lucky winners! Giveaway ends 27th July!

Giveaway Pack #1
Giveaway Pack #1
Giveaway Pack #2
Giveaway Pack #2
Giveaway Pack #3
Giveaway Pack #3

Don’t forget to see my Chomel Giveaway post, giveaway ending 30th June!

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Qiyunz

Hello! I am Qi Yun, the author and creative behind www.FlyingPistachios.com.

I can be best described as a beauty junkie, picky pot and a perpetual wanderlust. Colours, traveling and listening to people talk inspire me, triggering visions and ideas. I’m often called a walking box filled with ideas. I love working on projects that shows originality and have a chance to make this world a better place.

9 Comments

  1. Nice blog….make the whole workshop sound sooo pretty. Hehe….i wanna win the giveaway!!! Pleasssseee choose me me me…… haha!

    1. Midori Midori! Which pack you wanna win? 😀

  2. Hi, i love your reviews, i would love to see reviews on anti-acne marks products, maybe non-abrasive exfolliator too? 😀

    1. Hi Lee Liet! Thank you for your encouragement! Yes, I have horrible acne skin condition and I should blog about how I maintain my skin in it’s best possible condition. Great idea, will work on that!

      1. Yay~ I look forward to your posts 😀

  3. Hi Qi Yun,

    You can consider writing sports events/active healthy living posts! Many bloggers tend to leave that out, but I think it’ll add more vibrancy and it’s good to give some value to physical activity & health on your blog too! & since you mentioned that your blog is ‘from Beauty to Business, Sports to Styles, Fashion to Food, Humanity to Hauls’, I have yet to see any sports posts (maybe the martial arts part here counts?). Lol!
    Hope to win Giveaway Pack #2, and I don’t mind having those collagen supplements from the goody bag you got from the workshop (if possible)! Lol! 🙂

    Cheers,
    Ying Xian

    1. HI Ying Xuan!!!

      Thank you for visiting my blog and your encouraging comments!!! Yups! I second you here! I’ve just did a interview with the SG Blade runner with The North Face, still editing the video, do spot it!

      And Yes! Will be most happy to send you the pills! Do keep supporting me! :DDD

      Love,
      Qi Yun

  4. has this giveaway ended? i cannot join then

    1. Awww, you are just afew days late. There’s another giveaway here – http://flyingpistachios.com/2013/07/interview-with-sg-blade-runner/ Do take a look!

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