Wednesday, November 20, 2013

REVIEW: Holika Holika Tea Cafe Sheet Masks - Sweet Milk & Lavender Tea!

Hello again lovelies. Hope you're having a smooth week. Ahh, I feel so much better with my typing now. The last few weeks, I my acrylics had grown out so much that it was hard to type with. Thank God I went in for a refill & they are short! I'll include a photo at the end of the review of what they look like. Remember my Halloween nails? :P

Lets' get started with this review!

Now, I've had these for awhile & have used them both, but documented my experience with them.


1. Apply toner to your skin after washing.
2. Open up the package, unfold the mask sheet and fit the mask over the face.
3. Remove the mask after 15 to 20 minutes, and pat the remaining essence and gently absorb.

First, I will go over each of the masks.

Sweet Milk Tea
[ Intense Nourishment ]

"The moisturizing and nourishing honey and milk protein makes the skin look radiant and luminous."

This mask smells like the name says, a sweet honey smell. Almost floral. The mask was very moisturizing & my skin felt, & looked amazing in the morning.

Lavender Tea
[ Skin Soothing ]

"The ingredient aromatic lavender keeps the skin blemish-free by taking care of skin problems."

I love the smell of lavender! If you love lavender scented things, then you'd definitely like the smell of this mask. It's as equally as moisturizing as the Sweet Milk Tea Mask, except this one is much more calming due to the lavender scent. I didn't see any changes in the way my skin looked, but I'd choose this one over the Sweet Milk Tea any day..


I did not care for the sheet masks. The only other sheet masks I have used from a international brand are the My Beauty Diary Sheet masks. The Holika Holika masks are much more liquidy than the MBD masks are, but the actual paper masks are a thicker material. They don't come with the plastic mask "mold" like MBD does, which isn't a problem at all for me. The real killer for this product was the fact that the essence dripped onto my neck & didn't seem to linger & seep into my skin like I had hoped it would. After about 10 minutes of use, I noticed that the forhead area had almost been drained of all its essence while the lower half of the mask was still pretty saturated. I take it's bc the essence was constatly dripping onto my neck. Even while laying down, it did the same exact thing.

I ended up taking the sheet masks completely off, each one, & rubbed the mask with the essence into my skin & onto my neck [ something I do after about 20 minutes of wear on my face ].

If I had to judge solely on how nice the essence made my skin feel after use, I'd give this a full five stars, however, this isn't the case. I would have better enjoyed this product if it was an essence I could apply during my morning & nightly routine.

You might have a different experience than I did, so I do recommend trying one of these masks out.


If you'd like to try this product out for yourself: - Holika Holika Tea Cake Sheet Masks - USD $0.98 - Holika Holika Tea Cafe Sheet Mask - USD $2.00
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Hope you've enjoyed this review!

Oh, my nails!

GOSH, it feels wonderful to be able to type correctly. 
I'm wearing OPI's Mod About You. I've never worn this polish before until today & I'm dead set on getting my hands on it ASAP!




  1. The ring is super cute.Yes seen it on your instagram! :D

  2. Hm... don't sounds so good with the mask.

    you nails look sooo pretty <3

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    1. Yeah, the masks weren't all what I hoped them to be, but the essence was really nice.

      & thank you darling. <3

  3. I love that nail polish! Pretty shade! :)

  4. Hey Mickee! First of all, I love your nails! The colour~ though I never done a nail painting before, yours sure look pretty! ^__^
    Anyway, I never tried HolikaHolika products before and was hoping to start with their mask sheet, but I guess no.. Why does the sheet is so thick??
    Thanks for sharing, hun!
    xx, Mira |

    1. Hello darling!,
      Thank you so much. Before I really got into blogging & Korean Cosmetics, I used to be big into doing my nails & painting them, so now I have loads of polish I never use.
      Holika Holika is wonderful to start with, but my experience with these wasn't all I hoped it would. I'm not sure why the sheet mask is so thick. I just wish the essence would have stayed saturated into the sheet mask so it would have properly absorbed into my skin.
      Thank you for reading! <3

  5. They have various types of masks ^^
    Thank you for the review~~

  6. Aww...I'm sorry you didn't really like it. The smell of the masks sounds simply amazing though~

    The color of your nails is gorgeous as well~

    Thanks for this post!

    Check out my blog~

    Love, Aimee

    1. They smell super amazing! I wish they just sold the essence!
      & Thank you darling. Thank you so much for reading! <3

  7. I really like your ring and your nails :D And I like the package of this masks too it's just aweful that it dripped so much >< But don't worry, it happened will all sheet masks I've ever tried :O But anyways, thanks for this review ^u ^

    1. Thank you so much! <3
      The packaging on these are super cute! & yes, it is definitely unfortunate that they dripped. Which masks did you use?
      Thank you for reading, doll!! :)

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  9. Ahhhhh! Your nails. <333 Can I just have them? //shot
    That ring goes really nicely with that color too! It makes you seem like a little princess. *A*
    I'm sorry that your masks dripped. :'< I usually have them on while I'm gaming with a towel on my lap. (though most of it runs down my neck, so I don't why i even try- LOOL)
    Thank you for the review! <3

    1. Let's have matching nails, OKAY <3
      I love those midi rings soooo much :P

      I hated that these drip bc they smelled so darn good & worked so well.
      Thanks for reading <3