beauty is not for the lazy

There’s a Chinese saying that goes “there is no ugly woman, only lazy one”. There can’t be any more truth to this.

So I recently started this almost military-style beauty regime which has since kept my skin extremely happy. My beautician who threads my brows even commented that my face has become more radiant recently! *yay*

What is this regimental process? Well, it’s basically a a simple step of putting on a paper mask every night. I’ll wash off the residue after 20 mins of masking, and apply my night serum and cream before heading to head. Yes, it’s really not that miraculous, but it does require a level of commitment to execute it.

The masks which I’ve been using are:

  • My Beauty Diary, a Taiwanese brand. They’ve got a pretty extensive range that’s supposed to boost your skin in different manner and I usually rotate the variety on a daily basis. My favourites from the range are the Black Pearl, the Imperial Bird’s Nest and the Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing


  • Leaders Insolution, a Korean brand. What I like about this brand is that their masks are the hydrogel type so it fits snugly on your face. I’ve only tried the Aquaringer which is supposed to hydrate the skin, and the Meta-Tox which is used to brighten the skin. The only downside about this brand is that they’re freaking expensive. They cost double of My Beauty Diary; so I only use them once a week.


Hopefully these provide good tips for better and more radiant skin. Now let’s abandon laziness and strive toward a more beautiful us together!


My Beauty Diary: Now on Amazon Prime!

Taiwanese brand “My Beauty Diary” (我的美丽日记) is immensely popular in Asia, and honestly, I haven’t heard of them until my house guests visiting from Asia kept bringing them to me, and I realized I really liked them!

Previously I had seen boxes of these sold in shops in Los Angeles, but they were about $20-$25 per box of 10. Now, on Amazon Prime (I get free 2-day shipping), they’re about $13-$15 per box, or just over a dollar a mask.


This time I tried a variety I hadn’t sampled before (I’ve tried sake, red wine, black pearl and lavender, I believe): Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask.


In this dry winter season, I certainly am looking forward to using these masks!