Dear Packer Royal BlackTea & Black Rose Mask review

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Dear Packer Royal BlackTea & Black Rose Mask review

I am not the biggest wash off mask fan (because I am lazy and I avoid water) but I still have one in rotation since I religiously use it when I shower (reasons here). So when I was offered to try this mask a few months ago I said yes since 
A: I was low on my regular shower mask, and B: the packaging is incredible, just look at it.
Yeah, I know sometimes I can’t say no to pretty packaging either.
Luckily, that has worked out quite well for me so far.

Dear Packer Royal BlackTea & Black Rose Mask review

The first thing I noticed (besides the pretty box!) was the interesting smell of vintage cola candy. I am not sure why some Korean skincare smells like coke candy but it really does. This one is definitely the product that smells the most like it. Fortunately it isn't very strong or overpowering when wearing the mask.
The consistency is pleasantly gel like. It is refreshing on the skin and thick enough to stay put where you apply it.
It has tiny little specks in it that represent tea leaves that just add to its pretty look.

Dear Packer Royal BlackTea & Black Rose Mask review

I have used this mask two ways, one as a sleeping pack and the other as the intended wash off mask.
To use it as a sleeping pack I simply applied a small quantity to my face, let it dry somewhat and slept. It was dry enough to not smear on my pillows but still formed a protective film that left my skin hydrated by the morning. The only downside to this is that you will have tiny black specks on your face, but my husband is used to weirder things than that, so I don’t really care about it.

Dear Packer Royal BlackTea & Black Rose Mask swatch

Otherwise I simply add quite a thick layer to my face and neck, let it sit 5-10 minutes and then wash it off in the shower.
The mask is easy to wash off even when applied thickly and protects my face well from the harsh, hot shower waters.
I like the way my skin looks and feels after using this mask. It feels fresh and looks smooth and glowing. It certainly somewhat diminishes some fine lines I have from dehydration.
All in all I like this mask quite a bit. I would love to try some of their other products since I saw some quite promising ones in their line up online.
I think due to its wash off nature it is suitable for any skin types since one can adjust its usage as well.

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Jungle Botanics Forest Leaves Cooling Shampoo and Warming Treatment review

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Jungle Botanics Forest Leaves Cooling Shampoo and Warming Treatment review

Even though I have never reviewed any hair products on this blog I am actually a bit of a hair snob. My hair has always been notoriously complicated even though it looks like it is easy to maintain.
I have also used quite a bit of Asian hair products, many with great success.
Even though this might not be my biggest success story (it doesn't happen often enough to be honest) I was still quite happy with both these items.
First off, I have to say I love this pump packaging with the shampoo. I would have loved the conditioner in a pump even more, but maybe it was too thick to work in such a container.
Pumps have now become my favorite packaging and I wish everything would come in one!
Besides how convenient it is to use this shampoo,
I am actually also really pleased with the texture of it. It is a very unique shampoo texture that is hard to describe, almost like moist goo, but I really like it!
It smells pleasantly like something I might have smelled in an Asian grocery store before and does indeed have a refreshing feeling. Neither the freshness nor the scent are overwhelming, which I appreciate. Since I have one of the most difficult to maintain colors (grey) I also watch out that my shampoo does not strip my color too fast. I was slightly worried about this since it is meant for oily hair (which I have not, I have the driest of the dry) and often times that means harsher ingredients that can strip the color. Surprisingly it did not dry my hair out any more than other shampoos or strip much of the color out. To be honest it made my hair feel quite lovely and if they would release a shampoo for dry/damaged hair I would be all over that!

Jungle Botanics Forest Leaves Cooling Shampoo

I didn't enjoy the conditioner as much as the shampoo (shocking because I generally really don't care about shampoos at all), but was still satisfied with its results.
There really are only four conditioners I actually use (one Korean, one Japanese, one American and one Spanish) and two of those being really excellent in my book (the other two are good). That being said I have tried so many conditioners I could probably not even count them (I buy about 2 new ones a month) and I usually hate them all. So a conditioner doing its job is already quite rare in my snobish conditioner book. 

Jungle Botanics Forest Leaves Warming Treatment

And this is one of those. It enables me to be able to detangle my hair decently when it isn't a complete hot mess (only two can deal with that task) and leaves my hair soft and shiny (as shiny as my bleached hair gets). It also smells quite lovely and decent and I like the almost lotion cream texture it has. The only thing it doesn't do is warm up. Not sure if it is supposed to, but just deducing from the name. I’m not sure if I would even enjoy a warmed up conditioner in the first place.
If it would be easily available in Berlin I would buy this conditioner for the times I run out of my HGs.

So all in all I really liked the shampoo and the conditioner was pretty good too.
If you haven't found a shampoo you liked yet this one might satisfy your needs and if you have hair that isn't too fussy than this conditioner will likely suit you really well.

Ingredients: Shampoo, Conditioner

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Which movie am I gonna watch tonight? Halloween movie list and review edition

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Johnny and I have had a Halloween tradition for a few years now.
We like to watch at least one Halloween movie a day for the entire month of October.
Sometimes we watch a whole lot of them in one day of course and since there are so many Halloween movie candidates out there we have decided to start our marathon early this year.
Only that this year there was one rule, only to watch films that at least one of us had not seen before.
We compiled a list of films that had been on our watch list for a while together with some other films we found through researching Halloween appropriate movie lists.
In the end the list was 152 movies long (and growing still) but since we started to get a head start we think it is absolutely possible to watch them all by the end of October.
We started on September the 15th and so far we have watched 46 films . Unfortunately most of them were not very good, but some of them quite fun!
I do log and rate every movie of course (diary can be found here) so you can have a look at my ratings of the films I have seen so far.
Unfortunately I don't have time to write out every single film of the list but you can see it here for some Halloween film inspiration.
Today I just wanted to mention the films I liked the most so far. 
Hopefully i will have time to write about some of my favorite must watch classics too!

Trick ‘r’ Treat (2007)

A quite typical Halloween slightly campy horror film. It is fun and entertaining and will certainly give you a big dose of Halloween flavour.

The Vanishing (1988)

This was a surprise for me since I really didn't like the look of the film (drab but not in the good kind of way). The story and writing are excellent though! If you are interested in watching a unique film with quite a terrifying “villain” this is a must watch for you!

Swiss Army Man (2007)

This was much more fun that I thought it was going to be even though I had high expectations already. I love the performances by both Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe and simply loved watching them be all sorts of goofy during the duration of this film.

A Page of Madness (1926)

Unfortunately 1/3 of the film is lost and it shows (it is still coherent though) but remains beautiful to watch still. A 20s silent film that usually doesn't pop up on any horror or must watch lists but I think it should.

Brain Damage (1988)

We found this film on Guillermo del Toro's recommendation movie list and it did deliver. It is quite weird but very fun and inventive. The “monster” is adorable and the practical effects are great.

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Even though this is made by Roger Corman, it has quite a bit of a Hitchcock feel to it. Not too Halloweeny but a good film nonetheless.

Scanners (1981)

I’m not a huge Cronenberg fan ( besides the Fly of course!) but this was quite enjoyable. It is made very much in his style but the concept of it was weird in a good way.

From Beyond (1986)

I liked this mostly for its special effects but if you liked Re-animator you would probably enjoy this one too.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

I’ve watched this a few times but Johnny had never finished the whole film. I love this one and definitely a must watch for horror, movie, halloween or art fans!

I Married a Witch (1942)

This one was quite fun to watch. Veronica Lake was a lot funnier than expected and I loved the special effects as well.

Tales from the Crypt (1972)

I cant believe I had never seen the before. I liked it much more than I thought I was going to since I am not a big fan of 70s films. The story lines just get weirder and weirder in a good way!

Hideaway (1995)

Jeff Goldblum!

From the aforementioned The Fly

Just Buried (2007)

I quite liked this little Jay Baruchel film. It was a typical romantic horror comedy. Unfortunately they don't make this kind of movies that often anymore.

Izo (2004)

This film is one of the weirdest on the list. If you like wild rides I would watch this one!

To Die For (1995)

Goofy yet weird film with an incredible performance by Joaquin Phoenix. The score by Danny Elfman really pulls this film together

What are your Halloween favorties and have you seen any of the films on the list already?

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