Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet Mask

Review – Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet MaskThe first thing you see when you open the advertisement page for the Lululun Plus Sweet Drop sheet mask is 「とろ~りパワーで愛され肌へ」 (torori pawa- de aisare hada he). “Torori” in Japanese is basically thick or creamy so with the power of this creamy sheet mask, you will be closer to skin that you love! The main ingredient of this mask is Manuka Honey but it also includes Apricot Seed Oil Extract and Avocado. All great ingredients to moisture and protect your skin from drying out.

My Experience

So far, with a total of 2 more to try, the Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet mask is my favorite of the Lululun Plus sheet mask series! It’s just above the Lululun Plus Smooth Gold and Fresh Red Sheet Masks. Upon opening the package I instantly noticed how creamy this mask is compared to the other in the series. It also has minimal amount of smell and I was really excited to try it out. With the cream actually dripping off the sheet mask, I managed to apply it to my face and almost instantly felt the moisturizer seeping into my skin. Considering the weather right now is cold in Japan…. The sheet mask also happened to be a little cold and felt pretty refreshing on top of moisturizing!

Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet MaskAfter about 5 minutes I was expecting to feel some sort of tingling or irritation as with the other Lululun Plus Sheet Mask series but I felt nothing! Surprisingly it really was just like adding an extra powerful moisturizer before sleeping. The Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet Mask felt so good that I didn’t even bother adding extra moisturizer after. I just used the extra amount from the package to cover my neck and was all done for the night, no irritation included! I even had a little encouragement from Doraemon~ while waiting the 10 minutes.

The only bad thing is…. the size is still really big! It always jumbles up at some part of my face. To be honest, I felt this mask to be especially unfit because of the extra creamy moisturizer that it contained. At some points I thought it would slid off my face!

In conclusion, The Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet Mask is a must try if you get the chance to visit Japan. It’s not only moisturizing but very refreshing and feels great on the skin. It’s a great souvenir not only to take home for yourself but also to give away to fellow skin care addicts.

Lululun Plus Sweet Drop

Where to Buy

After checking everytime…. you still can’t find this product on Amazon USA. But they did start selling it on ebay! The price is only $13.99 so it’s not too much more than actually buying it in Japan AND it includes free shipping.

Ebay Link here

If you happen to visit Japan, you can find it at Loft or Tokyuu Hands as well as most major drug stores around Japan.

Other Lululun Products

Lululun Plus Sweet DropIngredients

*English

Water, glycerin, propanediol, xylitol, honey, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, hyaluronic acid Na, water soluble collagen, urea, sugar hydrolyzate, aspartic acid Mg, glycine, alanine, creatine, diglycerin, xanthan gum, carbomer, water Oxidized K, EDTA – 2 Na, citric acid Na, citric acid, tocopherol, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, BG **

*used google translate **Included as additives for plant extracts

Japanese

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、キシリトール、ハチミツ、アボカド油、アンズ核油、ヒアルロン酸Na、水溶性コラーゲン、尿素、糖水解物、アスパラギン酸Mg、グリシン、アラニン、クレアチン、ジグリセリン、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、クエン酸Na、クエン酸、トコフェロール、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます

Review – Lululun Plus Lavender Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Lavender Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus’ Lavender Sheet Mask was next on my list to try. This sheet mask’s lavender scent is basically made to heal your soul (or so their website says…). It is made with Lavender from France that will moisturize your skin while you enjoy the wonderful scent.

My Experience

This is probably my favorite sheet mask from the Lululun Plus Aroma Oil series. The scent isn’t as overwhelming as the other ones and I feel like it definitely made my skin brighter as well! The only thing I really don’t like about the Lavender Sheet Mask, and all the aroma oil series masks, is the fact that it feels like it’s burning my skin. While wearing it I really worry if it will hurt my skin but upon taking it off there is no irritation. Considering the results the others have had I kept it on for the full 10 min but…. it can be a little uncomfortable.

Lululun Plus Lavender Sheet MaskAlso, for some reason the fit of this mask was a little better than the other ones. I’m not sure if it’s because I was able to put it on better or for some reason this one was a little smaller. It still crunched up at the bottom but it felt more comfortable than usual! I’ll apologize for my bad picture hehe.

While I’m not sure if I would use this mask for myself again, I think I would consider buying it for someone who loves aroma oil. It’s relaxing and smells nice and I think most people would really enjoy receiving this as a gift, especially if it’s a souvenir from Japan.

Where to Buy

You can buy these masks from Tokyuu Hands, Loft or Amazon Japan. Most local drug stores (in Japan) also have them available! Unfortunately, they aren’t easily found in the States yet…

Other Lululun Products

Lululun Plus LavenderIngredients

English*

Water, glycerin, propanediol, xylitol, lavender oil, lavender flower extract, Mayorana leaf extract, grape leaf extract, bilberry leaf extract, polyquaternium -51, diglycerin, apricot kernel oil, xanthan gum, carbomer, hydroxide K, EDTA-2Na , Tocopherol, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, BG *

*translated with Google Translate ** Included as additives for plant extracts.

Japanese

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、キシリトール、ラベンダー油、ラベンダー花エキス、マヨラナ葉エキス、ブドウ葉エキス、ビルベリー葉エキス、ポリクオタニウム-51、ジグリセリン、アンズ核油、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、トコフェロール、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。

Review – Lululun Plus Fresh Red Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Fresh RedI’m finally half way through the box set of the Lululun Plus Sheet Mask series I bought in December! This time I tried out the Fresh Red Sheet mask and finally I found one I would definitely use again!

The Fresh Red Sheet mask is made with Acerola extract. Acerola is a super fruit that has 17 times more Vitamin C than lemons! And of course, the fruit is made in Japan just like the sheet mask itself! Now it’s not limited to this ingredient but also contains beta-caroteen, acai, and a lot of various vitamins that work great on the skin. For a weekly face mask I think it will definitely save the day (or week).

My Experience

It didn’t cause any irritation and my skin felt surprisingly refreshed after using it. Recently with the winter weather in Japan my skin is especially parched and needs a little extra moisture. The Fresh Red Sheet mask definitely hit it’s mark with that! This mask is also supposed to be effective in making supple skin. As far as what I can tell… one time might not do the trick for me. My skin was definitely softer after the first use but other than the feeling of refreshed and moisturized skin, I didn’t notice any apparent changes in the look.

Lululun Plus Fresh Red Sheet MaskWhen I talk about the size of the Lululun Plus series, I pretty much say the same thing. The Fresh Red Sheet mask and the other sheet masks in the series tend to run a bit big for my face. For the first time, I decided to post a picture using effects from the Snow App (sorry I’m a bit shy). Where I have the most awkward fit tends to be around the chin and eye areas. It definitely doesn’t wrap around my face well and jumbles up at the bottom. As for my eyes (made magically huge with the app picture) the mask is set for wider eyes and possible bigger heads? I have to place it carefully to make sure the moisturizer doesn’t get inside my eyes because it has happened before…

In conclusion, I am planning to buy this mask again and definitely want to give it as a present to my friends and family. I will be sad to part with this mask once I move back to the States.

Lululun Plus Fresh Red

Where to Buy

Unfortunately, this series still isn’t offered easily in the United States. If you’re in Japan, you can easily find this at most major drug stores and stores like Loft and Tokyu Hands. It’s also available on Amazon Japan.

If you don’t have a chance to visit Japan, check out their other lines on amazon.com below.

Other Lululun Products

Lululun Plus Fresh RedIngredients

English*

Diglycerol, sorbitol, almond oil, xanthan gum, carbomer, xanthan gum, almond oil, xanthan gum, almond oil, glycerin, propanediol, xylitol, acerola fruit extract, niacinamide, ascorbyl tetrahexyldodecanoate, tocopherol, panthenol, retinol palmitate, It is included as an additive to K hydroxide, EDTA – 2Na, hydrogenated lecithin, peanut oil, squalane, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, sodium hyaluronate, pomegranate juice, lecithin, BG **

* using google translate ** plant extracts

Japanese

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、キシリトール、アセロラ果実エキス、ナイアシンアミド、テトラヘキシルデカン酸アスコルビル、トコフェロール、パンテノール、パルミチン酸レチノール、アサイヤシ果実エキス、ザクロ花エキス、ジグリセリン、ソルビトール、アーモンド油、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、水添レシチン、ピーナッツ油、スクワラン、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、ヒアルロン酸Na、ザクロ果汁、レシチン、BG*

*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。

 

Lululun Plus Clary Sage

Review – Lululun Plus Clary Sage Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Clary SageI finally got a change to try out the Lululun Plus Clary Sage Sheet mask after a long streak of laziness… It’s been a while since I used a sheet mask and I’m pretty happy I chose this one to get back in the groove. This mask is made to help you feel refreshed after a long day (or a long few weeks in my case). With the spicy smell of Clary Sage and added benefits of lemon balm to help prevent skin aging it’s definitely a strong mask to try.

My Experience

I really enjoyed the smell of the Clary Sage Sheet Mask at first. It was really refreshing and relaxing at the same time. However… after a while I kind of felt like I just had a bunch of vegetables on my face. The smell was pretty overwhelming and with the added irritation the sheet mask brought it was kind of hard to keep the mask on for the full 10 min.

Of course, in my experience with the Lululun Sheet Masks I tend to feel a little sting while the mask is on however there is no sign of redness or irritation after taking it off. Considering the recommended time is 10 minutes I kept it on for that amount but I think 5 min for me is just enough. As far as the size goes, it’s no different than the other Lululun Plus series and is a little big for small faces.

In general, I feel like I’m not a bit Aroma Oil Mask fan and would prefer to use Lululun’s standard mask series. However, for friends or family that like Aroma Oil, I think this would be great as a gift.

lululun plus clary sage sheet mask

Where to Buy

Unfortunately, the masks still aren’t easily found in the States but if you have a chance to visit Japan you can now pretty much pick them up at any major drug store as well as Loft or Tokyu Hands.

If you can’t make it out to visit Japan you still can buy Lululun’s other sheet masks from Amazon which are just as good if not better (and much cheaper!)

Ingredients

Lululun Plus Clary Sage

English

Water, glycerin, propanediol, Onisarvia oil, Melissa leaf extract, Seiyo nippo flower extract, Chamomile flower extract, Ruibos extract, glycosyl trehalose, diglycerin, hydrolyzed hydrogenated starch, rice bran oil, xanthan gum, carbomer, hydroxide K, EDTA -2Na, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, BG*
* Included as additives for plant extracts.

Japanese

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、オニサルビア油、メリッサ葉エキス、セイヨウニワトコ花エキス、カミツレ花エキス、ルイボスエキス、グリコシルトレハロース、ジグリセリン、加水分解水添デンプン、コメヌカ油、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。

Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Power Night Cream

Review – Origins Plantscription Youth Renewing Nightcream

Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Power Night CreamOrigins’ Plantscription™ Youth-renewing night cream is made to deliver youth-renewing hydration and improve the appearance of fine, dry lines. Of course, this is all done overnight and it has an oil blend of pink rose and mandarin orange to refresh the senses. While I only tried out the sample size, it lasted for about 2 weeks or more and considering it’s Origins I was excited to try it out.

My Experience

The consistency Origins’ Plantscription™ Youth-renewing night cream is great. I found it to be very relaxing and a good match with the aroma oils that are mixed it. It wasn’t overwhelming at all and didn’t create any kind of irritation with my face.

However, that’s about the only good thing I can say about this cream. To be honest, it didn’t mix well with other creams and is best used alone. When used with other creams I tend to find my face to be a lot more oily in the morning or have a weird white residue form prior to sleeping. Even when I used the minimal amount I would have some kind of residue when mixed with other creams. I personally didn’t notice any improvements with the appearance of my skin but increased oiliness.

The description of Origins’ Plantscription™ Youth-renewing night cream says it’s okay for oily and combination skin but prior to purchasing I would recommend trying a sample size first. The full size is around $60 and it’s a lot to use to make your skin more oily!

Origins Plantscription Youth Renewing Night Cream

Where to Buy

Sephora has this readily available on their website for $59 excluding tax.

Sephora – Origins’ Plantscription™ Youth-renewing night cream

If you prefer to buy directly from Origins, they offer free shipping for orders over $35 and are currently having a friend and family sale until February 12th.

Origins – Plantscription™ Youth-renewing night cream

If you’re an Amazon user, it’s also available from 3rd party sellers. Amazon tends to sell the smaller size (1 oz).

Ingredients

*Credit to Sephora

Anogeissus: Helps boosts skin’s natural fibrillin (the structural component in skin responsible for youthful-looking bounce).
Dill Seed Extract: Triggers key enzyme responsible for assembling elastin.
Cassia Alata: Supports natural cell repair so skin looks younger, longer.

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Myristate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil*, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Extract, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Citral, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Cholesterol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Squalane, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’S Wort) Extract, Micrococcus Lysate, Phytosphingosine, Caffeine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Hydrolyzed Algin, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Boron Nitride, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Xanthan Gum, Glucosamine Hcl, Phenoxyethanol.* Essential Oil

new items

Recently Purchased Items – January

new items

I usually buy a lot of items at once so I wanted to share the new additions to my routine!

Quality First Special Set

First I want to share the Quality First Tokubestu Gentei Set. This one was released for the New Years season and is basically a value set the was about $10 (925 yen). It included 7 of the Moisture Quality first face masks and 7 of the Queen’s Premium Mask, a total value of about $13~15 depends on where you buy it.

Quality First Fukubukuro

It’s not the best deal but at least it saves a bit of money and contains some great masks!! A whole 2 weeks worth to help me survive the cold winter months.

Lush Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo

I usually use Lush products at the gym because there is a lush store near my gym. I love their shampoos and have been going down the line trying each one. Next on my list is their Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo! I really liked the smell at the store and can’t wait to use it.

Lush Fairly Traded Honey

Lush New Charity Pot

Again, this product is for when I go to the gym. I tend to use lotion right after taking a shower because I heard it improves the absorption as well as moisturizing effect of lotion! And since I’m not a huge fan of using it at home I tend to use lotion at the gym. I bought the small size to try it out first but I’m pretty sure this won’t disappoint!

Links to purchase

Lululun Plus Yuzu

Review – Lululun Plus Yuzu Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Yuzu Sheet MaskThis is the 4th sheet mask I’ve tried from the Lululun Plus line and so far its probably my favorite! Lululun Plus’ Yuzu Sheet Mask is made from a Yuzu Oil Blend originating in Kochi, Japan (they are famous for Yuzu). Yuzu is a lemon like fruit but isn’t quite as sour and at least to me tastes much better! This mask is especially great for the winter season as it will not only moisturize your face but also give it that extra brightness during the gloomy winter season.

My Experience

After trying the Lemongrass Sheet mask I kind of believed the Yuzu Sheet mask would be just as disappointing. But luckily it wasn’t and the thing that most surprised me was the smell. It wasn’t overwhelmingly YUZU smell but just a subtle amount that was very relaxing. The size of the mask doesn’t differ from the other sheet masks in the Lululun Plus series and is good for smaller faces.

Another thing I would like to point out is unlike the Rose and Lemon Grass sheet mask, the Yuzu Sheet Mask was surprisingly calming for my skin. I didn’t feel any irritation and my skin looks refreshed and brighter after the 15~20 min of using. I think it’s a great gift to bring back to skin care addicts but also to use for yourself. I would definitely buy this mask again in the future and hope that they will begin selling it in the States!

lululun plus yuzu sheet mask

Where to Buy

At this point, the Lululun Plus Series, including the Yuzu Sheet mask can only be found in Japan. They can be found in major goods stores like Tokyuu Hands and Loft but more recently they are available at everyday drug stores as well (though it depends on the store). If you also have an Amazon account in Japan, you will be able to find it there too! For around 200 yen/mask it’s affordable for a weekly mask.

lululun plus yuzu sheet mask backIngredients

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Yuzu Essential Oil, Yuzu Extract,  Sasa kurilensis water, Asian Ginseng Root Extract, Yomogi Extract, LITHOSPERMUM ERYTHRORHIZON ROOT EXTRACT, Thymus vulgaris oil, Marjoram leaf oil, Mandarin Orange Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Rosemary Extract, Sorbitol, POLYGLYCERYL-10 EICOSANEDIOATE/TETRADECANEDIOATE , GLYCERIN, Carbomer, Xanthane Gum, Hydroxide K, EDTA-2NA, EG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, BG*

*additives of plant extracts are included

note: translation of ingredients may be inaccurate

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、ユズ果皮油、ユズ果実エキス、チシマザサ水、オタネニンジン根エキス、ヨモギ葉エキス、ムラサキ根エキス、タチジャコウソウ油、マヨラナ葉油、マンダリンオレンジ果皮油、オレンジ果皮油、ローズマリー葉油、ソルビトール、(エイコサン二酸/テトラデカン二酸)ポリグリセリル-10、カルボマー、キサンタンガム、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、PEG-40水添ヒマシ油、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。

Egg Cream Mask Hydration

Review – Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask Hydration

Egg Cream Mask HydrationI found this Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask at Sephora and decided to try it out! I was surprised that shortly after (and still for the most part) it was sold out. I bought it as a 1/2 dozen set with two other types that I plan to review as well. This particular hydration one is made with Coconut Extract and Egg Extract. On the package it says this mask is used to revive and nourish rough skin and give moisture and radiance.

My Experience

Right after opening this egg cream mask I was surprised at how much moisturizer was contained within the sheet mask. After reading a few reviews I can see why some people may choose to used it twice… it definitely has enough for two times!  But that’s a bit too much for me. Anyways, considering the amount of Egg Cream moisturizer contained within I was a bit worried it would irritate to skin. In general I’m not a huge fan of eggs and this egg cream definitely feels like egg cream. It’s gooey and kindy of slimy but luckily it doesn’t smell anything like eggs. It’s also a great size for small faces!

When I put the mask on, I had not skin irritation or uncomfortableness. The egg cream mask actually felt really refreshing and if kept cool I think it would be a great weekly sheet mask during the summer months. The moisturizing aspect of it was also a lot better than the daily sheet masks from Lululun or Quality First. It’s good enough to be used alone without worrying about following up with a moisturizer cream. I would definitely buy and use this sheet mask again! The only down side is… It’s kind of expensive.

Egg Cream Mask

Where to Buy

I bought my set from Sephora, but at the moment it’s out of stock due to it’s popularity. If you get so lucky to find it when it’s in stock then it’s definitely worth trying.

Sephora – Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask

However, if you’re more of an Amazon shopper they also have it available on Amazon for a cheaper price. The one thing I noticed with Amazon is the seller seems to not send the right quantity for some people so be careful!

Egg Cream MaskIngredients

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-32, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Albumen Extract, Egg Yolk Extract/Extrait de jaune d’oeuf, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Dextrin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide NP, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Coconut Extract, Niacinamide, Egg White Extract, Egg Yolk Extract

*Ingredient list taken from Sephora Website

 

Eat Pretty

Book Review – Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out

Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out 

by Jolene Hart

Eat Pretty First, I would like to go over the good points of Jolene Hart’s Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out. This book is an excellent resource for foods and the kinds of nutrition and benefits they provide to our bodies. It also includes the specific seasons where fruits and vegetables are ripest and recipes that will help even the worst of cooks (like myself) easily create nutritious meals.

The book is split into three parts where the first, explaining the important of the book and Hart’s method, can basically be skipped. The second part is more important and explains the points I mentioned above (foods and recipes with their nutrition) while the third goes into how the gut and digestion affect the body as a whole. The third portion especially focuses on how to create a healthy gut with food combinations and fermentation and how to use your diet to balance your hormones. It’s short but has a lot of interesting topics to further explore (outside of the book).

Aside from the fact it’s a good resource… I found the writing to be a little irritating. It does well at making you feel like you’re ugly if you don’t eat according to Hart’s method. If you eat sugar, you’re “un-pretty”, if you drink coffee you’re “un-pretty”, if you don’t sleep you’re “un-pretty”!!! To me it’s not like the food listed in the book are impossible to eat, but it’s very limited and may put more pressure and stress following it then just eating a nutritious diet that is made up from the US Dietary Guidelines. To be honest, I was happy when I finished the book because I didn’t have to feel so bad about eating un-pretty foods!

The book provides a great introduction for anyone that has limited knowledge in nutrition but it’s not the best information to ‘eat pretty’. I would recommend taking a nutrition course or checking a website like choosemyplate.gov where there is an abundance of free information that is very straightforward. If you need that extra self-help toned information then this book can be a little better. But… I would wait until it’s on sale before buying it!

Quotes from the book:

hungry girl
“Lack of sleep also makes it harder for you to make smart decision, so you’re more likely to impulsively grab a candy bar from the vending machine without thinking about the Eat Pretty foods you brought from home. It’s not your fault; your brain made you do it!” p. 187
“An Overload of Beauty Betrayers like sugar, processed foods, and alcohol can diminish the number of dopamine (pleasure) receptors in your brain, so by eating them regularly you’re negatively altering your brain function” p. 196

 

Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out and other books by Jolene Hart

Review – Lululun Plus Lemon Grass Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Lemon Grass

Lululun Plus’ Lemon Grass Sheet Mask is made from a formulation of Indian Lemon Grass essential oil. Lemon Grass has been used for thousands of years as an essential health ingredient in India. This sheet mask has a refreshing but sweet scent that adds spirit courage to face challenges to the heart. Lemon Grass Extract gives a natural bright luster to the skin.

translated from back of package

My Experience

The description of Lululun Plus’ Lemon Grass Sheet Mask sounds amazing but it was actually quite horrible in my experience. First, the smell of the lemon grass sheet mask is overwhelming and almost unbearable! It might be good for someone who loves the smell of lemons or lemon grass but for me it was almost too much to keep on for the full 10 minutes.

In addition to the smell, the lemon grass sheet mask ended up burning my upper lip a bit. It was pretty painful in the upper lip are and I ended up cutting off that portion after about 5 minutes. The mask was moisturizing but the experience to get there wasn’t worth it for me… I would definitely stick with Lululun’s standard masks over this one any day! The best thing about this series of sheet masks is the size… For small faces it’s not overwhelmingly big.

Lululun Plus Lemon Grass

Where to Buy

The Lululun Plus Sheet Mask collection is only available in Japan at this point. If you have a chance to be in Japan (lucky you since the yen is so cheap!) then you can pick up these masks at Loft or Tokyu Hands Zakka stores. They are also available on Japan’s Amazon or directly from Lululun.

Lululun Plus Lemon GrassIngredients

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Xylitol, Lemon Grass Oil, Lemon Grass Extract, Lactobacillus/Pear Juice Ferment Filtrate, Wild Thyme Extract, Artichoke Leaf Extract, Diglycerol, Sorbitol, Almond Oil, Xanthane Gum, Carbomer, Hydroxide K, EDTA 2Na, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, BG*

*additive of plant extracts are included

note: translation of ingredients may be inaccurate

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、キシリトール、レモングラス油、レモングラス葉/茎エキス、乳酸桿菌/セイヨウナシ果汁発酵液、ワイルドタイムエキス、アーチチョーク葉エキス、ジグリセリン、ソルビトール、アーモンド油、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、トコフェロール、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。 (from Lululun Plus Website)