Althea Addiction #7: 24k gold mask & a mask that really helps with acne?

7 March 2017

Ever since I've started my internship, I don't recall the last time I've found time/energy to type a blog entry T_T (It's so rare I get to leave at 6:30pm today so I actually have time to rest and blog at night!) But one thing I did find time is to stock up on masks!! I'm always eager to try new and funky masks, or really anything in general that'll help my face and is a cheaper alternative to a facial visit haha! I've been procrastinating this post for about a week so I've actually tried a few of these masks - in which I'll be including a short review on the ones I've tried below. On the side note, I find writing about my hauls really helpful in preventing 'accidental purchases' haha! (btw, I just bought my second bronzer in life lmao. My makeup collection is officially complete and I should stop shopping for new makeup. haha. jokes)

I pretty much get all my korean beauty products from Althea, so here's my usual favourite hot pink parcel. I ordered this parcel the same day I finished my favorite acne mask and I've never appreciated it's speedy delivery than ever. It literally took only a week to fly itself to my doorstep from Korea.

Got my 2-minute appetizer entertainment with this fine piece of bubble wrap. 

As you can see, besides of the sheet masks, everything else is also wrapped in bubble wrap. 

First up is Innisfree's capsul recipe pack - Jeju Bija & Tea Tree. (RM7 each) This mask is also the whole reason I made this purchase. Give me a bit more time to write a thorough review for you guys ok but 4 days of using this baby, my acne cleared up big time. So when I ran out, I repurchased 5 at one go. FYI, this is my 3rd time repurchasing so you know something works when you are repurchasing it non-stop. I personally use it chilled so after each use, i'll wrap it up with a Glad wrap and store it in the fridge. 

Next up is the SAEM's Sebum removing cotton swab. (RM10 a pack/ 40sticks) Because I don't own any sebum/black head extractors I've decided to get this to try and have my own DIY home facial. One end is the extractor and the other is regular cotton. Whether or not if this really works, I'll keep you guys posted! 

Believe or not but this 24k gold wrapping mask by PIOLANG (RM69) has been in my cart since new years eve! I've been holding back because I told myself I really have to finish up my existing masks. But since I really needed my innisfree acne mask, I thought why not. So here it is. Liquid gold

The mask seemed to be leaking from the side slightly but nothing too big as I could clean it up easily. I guess you can say the liquid gold was being quite a teaser. 

It comes with a spatula - which is great! But honestly the first thing that came to mind was "This packaging ugly lol" 

Ugly packaging aside, this was really really really. like. really satisfying to look at. 

allergy test haha. Also at this point I was really tempted to paint my whole body gold.

more sheet masks. Some of these were on promotion so I stocked a few up for those emergency nights where my face is just screaming for help. 

These Lebaton masks were retailing for RM3 each so i got about a mixture of 10(Aloe Soothing Essence Mask & Aqua Hydrating Essence Mask) on standby in case some of the random sheet masks I got from SaSa runs out. I actually did try the famous ' korean 1 sheet mask a day ' routine. Sure it was really effective and costly at the same time, but some nights I just really want to shower and sleep. I'm so tired that I don't even want to spare 10minutes to pamper my face and I'm sure we're all secretly like that. sleep > face 

On the side note, I've also tried these masks out and although they do keep my face hydrated, I personally didn't really like how sticky my skin felt even after a long period of time after removing. 

Another mask I saw that was under RM5 haha. So I bought one to try. This is Pure Smile's Original Essence Mask Royal Jelly. (RM3.70) 

This is one out of the two masks I bought from the brand APIEU. I've tried the gold one and have yet to try the silver one. But here's my thoughts on the gold silk blanket mask. (RM7) 

I can't read Korean but I'll assume that I was suppose to leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes. Each mask has their specific wear time so I try my best to keep track of time while doing masks. 

I ain't gonna lie but this mask looked weird yet cool at the same time! It was so cool that it had this dual-chrome effect to it! But for odd reasons it just looked weird too haha. I really hope to like the mask but like the Lebaton one, I'm not a fan of this because this mask too, left a sticky touch on my skin. Asides from that I guess it doesn't really suit my face shape :(

This is probably the priciest single sheet mask I've purchased. I'm not a hardcore sheet mask believer so it's rare for me to purchase any sheet masks above RM10. So I made an exception to this hoping it'll really really work.
 This mask here is Dr.Jart+ 's Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution. This series of masks is retailing in Sephora for RM26 but I only got mine for RM15 on Althea! (so at least I'm getting a good start lol) Anyways, this mask is suppose to control blemishes and correct uneven skin tone. So a part of me is really hoping this works because really this sounds like everything I need in a sheet mask. 

Last but not least, I had to end this haul post with some form of makeup product. This is another product from the SAEM - Water candy tint in soft persimmon! (RM18) I know I own a lot of lip colours but I don't really have an orange water's...fine??? Will test it out soon when I have time and maybe I'll do a blog post again soon on a collective lip swatch? We'll see haha. 

Okay, officially ending with this innisfree green tea balancing skin miniature set. Got this for free in my parcel! I've previously tried their green tea face wash and I loved the scent! Can't wait to try these out as well! Thank you <3

On another very unrelated side note, my internship is ending soon and honestly, I never knew how much I enjoyed editing videos until now. At the mean time, I'm really struggling with deciding what major to further my studies in and also what university to enroll in T_T I'd love to write more but I need to work on some editing and then get some sleep soon in hopes that my health will improve tomorrow. Seriously most flu medication don't work on me anymore T_T

Good night!


  1. Ah the korean 1 mask a day routine. I tried too and same reason as you, failed. Lol. Also because of the sticky issue. I'm struggling not to buy that 24k gold mask as well, so tempting but I still have many masks. Totally can relate want to apply on whole body. Lolol.

    Congratulations on ending internship soon, hopefully more time for you to blog. And about your flu medication, did you check with doctor? It might be allergy?

    1. Hi Rika! the 24k gold mask does leave a 'sparkly finish' after using it hahaha! I have yet to use it on my face though. Surprisingly the honey sheet mask I got didn't leave a sticky feeling on my skin!!

      hopefully i could find more time to blog after my internship! my flu's getting better :) didn't visit a doc but i did get another medication from the pharmacy :)


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