DIY toning and pore tightening mask

Hello-hello! It is time for one more DIY mask. Today I’d like to share with you my effective DIY toning and pore tightening mask. All you need for it is a compressed one time use sheet mask and a Beauty Water by Son & Park.

what you need
applying the solution onto the mask

The recipe is very simple. Just put a generous amount of the Beauty Water into the capsule with the mask in it and wait for 5 minutes until the mask is completely saturated in the solution. Apply as usual and leave on for 15 minutes.

I’m not a huge fan of using the Son & Park Beauty water on a daily basis because it is not good enough cleanser when it comes to removing the make-up. What I did notice is that it manages to tighten up my skin. Based on that observation I decided to try it out in a mask and was pretty happy with the result.

after 5 minutes









I would not use this mask on a daily basis, only when I use the pore strips that extract the clogged dirt from my pores. The Beauty water is still containing a lot of alcohol and parabens so be careful with this DIY if you have a sensitive skin.

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

DIY toner mist

Today’s post is very short but yet handy for those who travel a lot of want to mistify their favorite product in order to use it sparingly. DIY toner mist is something I love to use instead of soaking my precious toner into the cotton pads and loosing half of the product that way.

great spray cap
how it applies

All you need is the toner of your choice and a spray bottle! Ha, not so difficult as you might have thought! Right? Well I could tell you a secret, that the best part of this 2 pc recipe is the actual bottle. I’ve tried my share of splay on products as I am one of the lazy skin care people and the faster I can apply something on, the better it is for me.

main ingredients

So which products did I use?

  1. Institytum Resurfacing Glow toner 49$(My current favorite)
  2. MISSHA mist bottle (35ml) 2,45€
Happy toning to everyone!

Simply add the toner into the spray bottle, make sure the  lid is on tight so there will be no leaking and you are good to go. Take it to your office, holiday, purse… Really, the options are infinite. I prefer to have one of these in my work bag, gym bag and on my night stand. Normally I apply my Institytum toner every time I wash my face with water.

I wish you a happy toning experience and may the easy skin care on the go be even easier from now on!

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Compressed face masks by Australia

It’s time for some DIY! Today I’m reviewing a super cool product that I discovered some time ago at the local TKmaxx store. I am talking about the compressed face masks by Australia. I’ve used several sheets for DIY masks in the past and to be honest these are the best!

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ For a truly detoxifying and refreshing experience, these compressed charcoal face masks expand to a full size face mask.
❇ 25 pieces
❇ 100% Vegan
❇ Paraben free
❇ Sulfate free

Directions from the manufacturer:

Remove plastic seal. Add your favorite moisturizer, serum or toner into our compressed face mask. The compressed mask will absorb your serum and expand to a full size face mask. Leave face mask on for 10-15 minutes. Remove and pat skin dry.


Not specified on the pack but I presume it is just dehydrated cotton.

My experience:

So what is  a compressed sheet mask? Well it is literally a sheet for the mask that is compressed to a size of the pill (large pill). It comes in a sealed capsule where you can pour your favorite serum, liquid moisturizer, toner or even fruit juice in order to make it your own unique sheet mask. FYI all of the mentioned ingredients can be mixed as well for one super-mask, but we’ll get to it later.

Each jar with masks comes with 25 pods and costs 5,99€. The assorted box containes both white (cotton) and black (bamboo charcoal) sheets. There is also one that has only the black sheets in it. So as they say, whatever floats your boat!

I usually open the capsule, take out the mask, fill up the capsule to the brim with the “juice” of my choice and put the compressed mask back into the capsule. Today the juice I chose was my new love – Super Aqua Mini Pore Tightening Toner. It is packed with mint extract and some other great ingredients and makes my skin feel wonderful! In the past I’ve used the witch hazel toner and my Time Revolution Night Repair ampoule that both worked great with these DIY sheets.

After mask has soaked everything that I added to the capsule I simply unfold it and apply onto my face. The sheet is very soft and elastic and adheres well to my face. The mask can be kept for 15-20 minutes without showing the signs of drying out. After I peeled off the sheet my skin was feeling cool, fresh and tight. Well last part was due to the tightening toner. Each time you use the ingredients of your choice, you will get the results based on the product you use.

Tip 1: If  you use a thicker consistency serum add some distilled or mineral water first. That you will soften up the mask. Add the serum or the moisturizer as a last part. That way you don’t use up all your precious serum but you’ll get all it’s benefits from the mask.

Tip 2: make it with the after-sun lotion if you have sun burned skin. 100% cooling and repairing for the skin.

+ Hygienic in use due to the sealed individual packaging
+ Great quality cotton
+ Affordable price
+ Versatile in use
+ Great for vacations! You can apply after sun cream into it turning this into a soothing repairing mask
+ Black sheet mask makes you look like ninja 🙂

– Hard to find witin the EU shops
– Capsule could be a bit larger to fit more liquid in it

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: TKmaxx shops
❇ Internationally:I could only find the kits on the website. These come with mask capsules and + coconut water or Rosehip water
❇ Price: I paid 5,99€ for the set of 25 masks

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂