Friday, 19 June 2015

MaskGenie June 2015 Unpouching

Kia Ora!

Mask Genie is a mask subscription run by Genie, a blogger from Genie's Favourite Products. It's a small business (one-woman if I recall correctly), and she lives in Hong Kong. This means she has access to a huge variety of Asian masks (Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, and more). Genie is really dedicated to being transparent, and her unboxing videos are really helpful - especially as she isn't able to include product cards at this stage like the bigger companies. Mask Genie has a monthly subscription, 10 masks for $22USD or 5 masks for $12USD, both including international shipping. There are also the occasional limited edition pouch, and recently introduced weekend pouches.

I've been getting some weekend pouches and limited edition pouches from MaskGenie, but this is the first one of her monthly pouches I've bought. I've been drooling over some of the masks in the previous monthly pouches, and I'm really excited to see what's in the bag! Genie has done a video explaining all the products which is helpful!

This pouch looks exciting. Let's dive in!

Mio Concentrate Anti Wrinkle Eye Mask - Q10

I love using eye patches so I'm pretty excited to see this. I've never seen this brand, and I don't even know which country it's from. It's pretty exciting, and looks really bright. I can't wait to try this out.

su:m37 White Award Bubble-De Mask

I've been hearing wonderful things about this brand (in particular the Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick) so I was really very excited to see this in the pouch. This is a bubble mask, so I think the process is to spread the cream over your face and it will bubble up? I'll have to look up proper instructions but I've never tried a mask like this before so I'm keen to give it a go.

Secret Key Syn-ake Wrinkle Mask Pack

Synthetic snake venom (which I'm 90% that's what syn-ake is) is popular as an ingredient at the moment. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, so I'm happy to see this mask. I've tried Secret Key products before and have liked them.

Timeless Truth Caviar and Collagen Elastic Mask

I love the design on this mask. Genie said it was a substitution for another mask that she wasn't able to get enough of by the time of shipping the pouches, so she popped this in. I think I got some Timeless Truth masks in a Violet Box a year ago? If I recall correctly then they were actually the masks that set fire to my current mask addiction. Caviar is something new and different to try out though, so I'm happy with this one.

BeauNa Apple Whitening Sheet Mask

Can we talk about the sheer adorableness of this packaging? I don't even care what's in the mask, I want to try it from the design alone. Apple does sound pretty neat, I only hope it smells yummy.

Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Pack - Aqua

Donkey milk is an odd ingredient, and I truly don't know how I feel about it. The mask is apparently a mixture of a cotton sheet mask and a gel mask, so I am intrigued by that. We'll have to see with this one.

Leaders Medie Amino Pore-Tight Mask

I've also been hearing some fantastic reviews of the Leaders brand masks, so I'm beyond excitement right now. This mask, according to reviews, will change my life. I hope so as that would be fantastic, but I also hope it doesn't so I won't want to spend copious amounts of money on expensive masks that are difficult to get in New Zealand. Although that's probably inevitable at this point.

Aritaum Morus Bark Fresh Essence Mask

Tree bark is also something I've never come across in skin care. This one will be a new experience too, as well as being from another brand I've never heard of. That's becoming a bit repetitive in this post I know, but I'm really excited to see all these new things.

Esfolio Pearl Essence Mask Sheet

This mermaid is cute, and I am impressed with the packaging. This is what I mean when I say Genie takes great care with her curation. So many great designs in this pouch, and all with interesting ingredients in the masks too.

Holika Holika Pig-nose clear black head 3-step kit

I've been seeing this around for a few months now, and I'm really interested to give it a go. I don't generally have a major problem with blackheads, but I do occasionally need to do something. This is a set of two nose masks, and a pore strip. Genie didn't seem too impressed herself, but as with everything in Korean skincare, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary). I'll happily try this out.

I am really excited about everything in this pouch. All new masks, with new brands and new ingredients to try out, and I'm a happy happy blogger. I love the variety and the obvious care that has been put into the curation. Honestly at this point, I might as well have my paycheck go to Genie as it will probably end up there anyway. I can highly recommend these mask pouches!

What do you think?

Until next time ...

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