Review: Watsons Facial Mask with Cucumber Extract ★★★★☆
I have been using this mask for way too long and I even put this mask in some of my favourites and even in my 3 sheets masks you should try blogpost so you'll know how much I love this mask. I was introduced to this range of masks from my friend's mother whom had bought this mask at that time and gave it to me. When I first tried it, I thought that it doesn't work that well. But the more I tried it, the more I fell in love with it. I recently bought another packet of the mask and I was in love. I believe that they have changed the packaging and updated the mask. I have not yet tried the new ones yet. I got this during the sale for S$3 per packet of 5 masks.

If you just applied it for the first time, you'll think that this mere mask doesn't work but in fact, it is really excellent in hydrating the skin. It also makes your skin refreshing which are the things that the mask claims to do.

The mask material is good since it's not too thick nor too thin material and it maintains the moisture pretty well on my skin. The fit was okay although I want my chin to be covered a bit more. But it was quite reasonable mask fit for my big face.

The mask was soaked in the essence. The mask contains 30ml of the essence so it is considered quite a lot for one mask since the usual is about 20-25ml. It has a mild fragrance and refreshing and it doesn't linger during the masking time. The scent doesn't bother me at all. The essence sink into my skin pretty quickly and it doesn't leave an oil residue.
When application, I feel that it refreshes my skin very nicely. It would be better if you have put the mask in the fridge for 10 minutes and apply it on the face. After 20 minutes of application, I can still feel the moisture left in the mask and I tend to squeeze the essence out and pat in my skin for further hydration. The remaining excess, I put on my neck and my hands.

The essence sink into my skin for around 5 minutes and it leaves the skin nice and plump. I feel that my face is smoother afterwards and felt more awake. I have been using the mask for quite a while and I don't get any breakouts from the mask and I didn't get any clogged pores from the mask.

Overall, I give this mask a 4 stars out of 5. I love how it makes my skin feel nice and smooth while hydrating the skin and makes it plump and radiant. I shall try a new version after I have tried some of the sheet masks that I have left so, it would be quite a while haha!

Sorry for being MIA again. Japan had made me so tired at night and I wasn’t able to put on masks. Since it was like 9 degrees, I have been putting sleeping masks to bed. • For today, I put this Watson mask for hydration and refreshing feel. I like this mask since it’s cheap and it is really moisturising for what it says. I like the scent of it. After putting for 15 minutes or so, it still had some serum into the mask. I find it was quite good despite for the price. • #mask #masking #maskfie #sheetmask #sheetmasking #poreclay #moisturising #skin #skincare #relaxtime #brightening #firming #maskforoilyskin #maskfordryskin #maskforcombinationskin #kbeauty #jbeauty #japaneseskincare #koreanskincare #beauty #beautyblogger #thefacemaskjunkie #pack #パック #マツク

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Hello!

I want to write something that is personal to my love for photography and my very first lens after my kit lens. After a few days of researching, I finally decided to get a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. If you love photography or if you read a lot of bloggers, a lot of people use this lens and they call it "the nifty fifty". After getting it, I finally get to know why they call it. 


It is considered a cheap lens and has a ridiculously sharp image quality. So, a lot of people get this lens after the kit lens and hence it is very popular. I was also thinking of getting more into my YouTube channel at that time, so I wanted a "blurred background" or "bokeh" so I decided to opt for this f1.8 lens. It performed amazingly but it was a tad bit too close for my liking. 

I had that issues since the beginning thinking that I made a mistake because it's too narrow for composure range and I can't film my makeup tutorials like this. 


After having this lens for around 2 years now, I now like it much better for my photography rather than video since I do more of photography than my videos and I am grateful to have this. It is a god-send for portrait photography and I am still amazed by how good the photos look whenever I use this. I don't use it often but I love the way it makes the photos so I am glad to have this lens in my life right now!

These are the photos that I took during the day that I bought the lens so they were really old but bare with me. I wanted to write something that I can keep my memories and thoughts in one place. I want to get into more of my photography changes and keep notes so that I can reference to it later instead of piling through my hard drive to look for reference. 

I hope you liked it. If you want to keep updated with my photography and my life, please check out my Instagram page at @sheisreyar for my photos. 



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My very first camera lens + photo diary
Review: My Beauty Diary 2-step Deep Pore Cleansing Pack ★★☆☆☆

This time round, I want to review the My Beauty Diary 2 step deep pore cleansing pack. I have bought this sheet mask during last year and I never get a chance to use this properly. I somehow used the Volcanic Oil-Control Mud Mask a while back and I didn't remember the effects properly so, I won't be putting in this review. (I'm sorry!)

For the Glacier Water Soothing Repair mask, it was an okay mask. I find that just using the repair mask alone didn't do much to my skin and I didn't see any effects whatsoever on my skin. The mask material is paper like and it tears quite easily. It was soaked in the essence very well but for some reason, the sheet mask was quite drying during the 10 minutes of application. Although it doesn't have any scent, it was messy to apply since it keeps tearing here and there. After a struggle of applying it on my face, I finally was able to leave it for 10-15 minutes. During the 10-15 minutes, the mask dries up pretty fast and I felt that my skin was not able to get enough moisture that it needed for the day. I usually apply serums and essences before the mask so my skin should have a layer of moisture. But with this mask, I felt that my moisture is leaving my skin through evaporation with the essence.

With that being said, I feel bad to say this but I don't really like this mask. I give this mask 2 stars out of 5. I wish it has shown better results as I was really looking forward to using this mask. I still have one more type that is similar to this from the same brand. I hope that won't be like this mask and make my skin a bit better than what it is right now! 

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I was born in Yangon and raised here so I kinda knew things inside out. Well, that's what I thought. After coming to Singapore for 5 years, I realised that Yangon has grown in the fastest way in terms of places to eat, places to go and relax. After coming back from a long time, I didn't remember where things are and the places to go anymore. Therefore, I took out my camera to document places of interest and things that are nice to look at. 
I wasn't expecting too much with my photography. I just took whatever I saw and they turned out to be good. There are places that never changes no matter how much time it took and there are some places that changed a lot during the few months that I didn't return. Everything looked new to me and boy, was I glad to document some places that I wasn't able to see if I were not walking around the city. 

Though it was around  November in 2016, it's still very hot so I went to some popsicle shop to eat a delicious yet very sour popsicle for around S$2.  
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Myanmar Photo Diary: Yangon 2016
Review: Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack ★★★★★

I brought this sleeping pack to both my Japan trip and my Myanmar trip last month. I got this product from a winter holiday limited edition set that I bought during the Black Friday sale and I brought this sleeping pack with me to my travels.

I knew that Japan was really cold during January so I wanted something that I can use as a mask as well as a moisturiser. I was right that I chose this sleeping pack with me to Japan. I will review the entire holiday kit in the future. 

I cannot say that I love this product as a sleeping mask. Because I use it as a moisturiser. When I went to Japan as well as Myanmar, I forgot to bring my moisturiser so I use this as a moisturiser and I fell in love with the product.

It's very lightweight on my skin; meaning that I don't feel sticky feeling on my face, sinks into the skin very quickly and it's not too heavy nor light. I love the way it moisturises for my face and I really loved using it. When I travel, I tend to choose something that I can use without bringing a lot of products and this product worked perfectly on my face in a dry and harsh weather.


I can't live without this product whenever I go travel. I love this product. Although I won't use it when I'm back home because I tend to layer a lot more products since I have all my products so whenever I'm travelling, I'll be bringing this product.

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I finally get around my hands on editing the 2016 Myanmar photos and I wanted to do a photo diary series on places that I went that are interesting for me and places that I love. I wanted to start off with a place so elegant and so peaceful, Shwe Dagon Pagoda. 

Shwe Dagon Pagoda is one of the main attractions in Yangon and it is known for its very big pagoda that is around 99m tall. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.  - Wikipedia

I always go to the pagoda every time I go back to Myanmar and I always find a new ways to take photographs of the sacred pagoda from many different angles and different perspectives. So, this photo series was taken around November 2016 and I wanted to showcase as a separate photo series that is not related to my Myanmar travel during the time.

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Myanmar Photo Diary: Shwe Dagon Pagoda 2016
Review: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask ★★★☆☆
I have been using this clay mask for more than 2 years and I still have more than half left.. *sigh* I like this mask, don't get me wrong but I want to try other clay masks! Okay, enough of my complaints on how long lasting this product is and let's start with the review.

I find that this mask is a normal clay mask. It is very long lasting, a little bit goes a long way. I find that putting it on while the face is a little bit moist is the best way to put on this mask since the water will spread the mask evenly. If not, it's a pain to spread properly. 

I usually use it as a mask to remove impurities. Though it didn't clean my pores properly, I find that the mask makes my skin soft, clean and somehow I felt that it also makes my pores tighter. Although it's not to the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque kinda of extreme pore tightening. 

I don't apply the mask very thick because it'll not dry if you apply thick. I spread it out thinly so it dries pretty quickly. I usually put it on for about 20 minutes (one anime episode) and I rinse it off with water. 

I usually apply on another sheet mask after this so that my skin can absorb the sheet mask effectively. My skin feels smooth and soft after using the mask. One bottle will last you a long time although the results are not that visible. A bit disappointing but it's a not bad mask and I like using it every week to deep clean my face. 

I give this mask 3 out of 5 stars. It's an okay product but I want to keep trying new clay masks that will work better with my skin.  

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If you have seen my last post on Pathein, you'll know that I have been living in this beautiful yet small town for a few times whenever I go back to Myanmar. I wanted to know more about this beautiful town. I want to see how people interact with each other and I wanted to know how things work in this town. 

So, I set out a journey. I wanted to see the bustling city, the busiest road, the most crowded people where they live their lives and move on. I wanted to see the beautiful scenery. It's not much of an exploration but I love how they fit together perfectly. 

So, here is my photo diary of a sunset in Pathein that was shot during November, 2016.  

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Myanmar Photo Diary: One Sunset in Pathein (November, 2016)
#throwback to Chinese New Year in 2017 (Photo Diary)
I cannot believe it's going to be Chinese New Year soon. Time flies so fast. I felt like I haven't even uploaded the last year's CNY stuff on this blog so I thought I should update it. 

Last year's CNY was at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel near the Great World City and I was with the boyfriend's family. They always celebrated the CNY at that hotel and I was lucky to go along with them. Then, they went to Chinese New Year celebration in front of Marina Bay Sands and wait for the CNY to arrive. 

I'm stoked to see what kind of CNY celebrations it will bring this year. I will update again soon. So, here is my photo diary of 2017's CNY celebration. 
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