Beyond Alice Through The Looking Glass Lipsticks 

Dear Ladies and Jellyspoons
This collection review is going to come piece by piece because as you can imagine, these products are flying off the shelves and selling out like hot cakes, and I wasn’t able to get my hands on everything yet.
Beyond Cosmetics has decided to do another lovely collection featuring Disney’s Alice In Wonderland. I WISH that I was able to snag the previous collection, to review for you, and because I am low key obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. I was very blessed to be able to get my hands on four of the six  lipsticks with the new collaboration and I got the cushion foundation as well. Today however I will only be talking about the lipsticks, as to not make my reviews to lengthily and bore you to death. I had to specifically order the two red ones because they were already out of stock, and then I wasn’t able to get the orange ones as of yet, but I’ll add them to the blog as soon as I can. For now I will be reviewing numbers  1, 2, 4 and 6.

As you can see, the lipsticks come in the most beautiful clear containers (representing the looking glass) with tiny little silver iridescent silhouettes of Alice on the inner shaft of the container.



What has not been featured on this photograph is that the lipsticks are two toned, each featuring a trippy, spade (from the card game) triangular shape in an alternative colour.

Number 1. Cherry Peony (체리 피오니)


Cherry Peony is a pinup red with a peachy coral center.

Here it is on my lips:


As you can tell, it’s more balmy than it is a lipstick, and the two toned ombre isn’t very noticeable. I am not too disappointed because the packaging concept is absolutely fantastic!

Number 2. Rose Quarts (로즈쿼츠)


Rose Quarts is a baby pink with an opaque center. Again, it doesn’t show up wondrously on the lips, but they tried. I wonder if there is perhaps a special way in which to apply two toned lipsticks to show both the colours…



Number 4. Redsy Pansy (레디쉬팬지)


Redsy Pansy is another pinup red but this time the center is fuchsia (guava).


Here you can pick up on the ombre better than the others, in my opinion.


Number 6. Coral Cosmos (코랄 코스모스)


This one is my favourite with regards to colour combinations. It’s a deep fuchsia with a peachy center.


The verdict:


Amazing packaging!!!

Reasonably Cheap. w12 000 each

Creamy, balmy texture.

Not drying.

Lovely, fruity smell.


Ombre or two toned not very impressive.

Some of the colours are quite similar.

Nothing purple or blue or outlandish like the fairy tail.

Would I repurchase? Yes, absolutely! These are my new favourites, because Alice!!!

Tell me your thoughts on these. I will be adding the last two of the collection to this review soon. That’s if I can get my hands on them.







Rainbow Henna Hair Color

img_0385Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I finally got the courage to colour my hair with Henna again. I initially wanted to get Caca Noir from LUSH (Yes, that means black poop in French), but South Korea doesn’t stock any of their Henna products so I was forced search for alternatives. Luckily we have access to and I was able to find this lovely product on their site for a mere $6 US.

If you’ve ever tried henna, you’ll know that it’s an incredibly messy procedure, but it’s totally worth it. Why Indian women swear by it is that it not only colours the hair to the most perfect natural looking colour, and they have many shades to choose from, it also colours grey and it is completely chemical free. It’t also supposed to condition the hair, which I haven’t found to be true, but we’ll get into that a little later.

What it is:

Henna is a dye from a tropical shrub with small red, white and pink flowers. It was originally used in India and parts of northern Africa to dye hair, nails and for temporary tattoos on the skin. It is available in black, brown, different shades of red, burgundy and orange, as well as lilac or lavender colours. Henna only penetrates the outer layer of the hair, so it is a somewhat similar to a temporary hair dye kit, but it’s completely natural, and one has to reapply it every 4 to 6 weeks.


The instruction says to mix the powder with a strong brew of black tea or coffee to make it extra dark. I used a strong brew of coffee from Juicy. Then you apply to damp hair and comb it into the hair with a wide toothed comb. Warning, it might be hot if the coffee is super hot. The heat is important since the henna reacts to the it. You then wrap you head with cling wrap and allow the product to sit for 4-7 hours, depending on the results you are looking for. I wanted my hair extra dark, so I left mine on for 7 full hours.

Here is what it looks like: (on the left is the powder itself. On the right is the mixture)

I wanted the blackest black colour, since it doesn’t make you hair orangy in any way. Here are some pictures of before and after the procedure:

Before and after.


Notice how my hair not only looks much darker but much more sleek and smooth after the procedure. I guess that it what they mean but ‘henna is a natural moisturizer or treatment.’ I must say that my hair did feel quit dry afterwards and what I found most noticeable is that I smelt like a freshly brewed pot of green tea, or like I’ve been living in a barn with hay, for a good week after application. I also noticed that the water in my shower ran blue every time I washed my hair for a week as well. I guess that’s from the indigo that is added to black henna, to make the colour darker and more vibrant.


Pros: Cheap, DIY, natural, non chemical, non permanent.

Cons: Messy, smelly, long process.

All in all I am very satisfied with the end results and I will definitely be trying this again in a good 6 weeks or so.

Have you ever used henna? Did you have good or bad experiences. Have you tried Caca Noir or any of the other Lush Caca products? Let me know in the comment section.






Red My Lips 2016 

Ladies and Gentlebeasts 

Usually my blogs aren’t sad and deep, but this time it is. If you haven’t heard of Red My Lips yet, then I’ll briefly explain it here. RML is a campaign that started in 2012. It’s a non profit organisation. During the month of April, individuals all around the works pledge to wear red lipstick every single day of the month to raise awareness about sexual assault and any forms of sexual abuse. This doesn’t exclude the male gender, as many may know, and many men have pledged to wear red lipstick right along with their sisters ans girlfriends. 
Today’s blog is going to be an inspiration (let’s hope) for those who are interested in the cause. Here are a few options that I have in my collection to help make the cause fun and interesting: 
Mac Ruby Woo

Mac Russian Red 

Mac Viva Glam 1

Mac Lady Bug

Mac Chilli 

Mac Red 

Mac Lady Danger 

Mac Dubonet 

Mac Cherry Lip Liner 

OCC Liptar Stalker

OCC Liptar Vintage 

Urban Decay 69

Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Pencil Theodora 

Peripera Peri’s Tint 1

Innisfree Creammellow #8

Etude House DMWLT RD301

Etude House Dear My Color Pop OR 221
I will be adding images of each as I go through this cause, so be patient.
For more information go to: 

Be sure to check out the ways in which you can help aside from wearing red lipstick, by purchasing merchandise, donating etc.

I hope many of you will be joining me this month. 
Lots of love 

Amanda Koker 


Mac x Caitlyn Jenner 

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons 

Today I have a very interesting topic. If you don’t know about Mac Viva Glam yet, I’ll explain it to you here, so you can understand the rest of the context of the ariticle. Mac cosmetics has a collection of lipsticks where the entire price of the product goes directly to the AIDS foundation; Which means not only a portion of what we as consumers invest in these products go to the foundation, but every cent goes to it. Not only do they produce 6 permanent lipsticks which are all amazing products, but they also come out with a yearly collaboration with a celebrity to bring out a limited edition lipstick and a lipgloss. This year they have collaborated with Ariana Grande. Last year it was Miley Cirus and over the years they have collaborated with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and many many more. 

This April* Mac will be releasing a lipstick in collaboration with the infamous Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, the father of the Kardasians and former Olympic athlete, who underwent a complete sex change last year and had the entire world in a buzz with controversial opinions. (As far as opinions go, I will keep mine to myself.) Mac Cosmetic’s collaboration with Caitlun Jenner is NOT in conjunction with the Viva Glam AIDS foundation however, but instead is a foundation in support of the transgender community. I’m assuming the funds for these lipsticks will sponsor people who feel like they are one gender trapped in the body of the other gender, and wants to be freed, finally. 
The lipstick for this year is a beautiful mauve and it is called Finally Free.

Let me know what you think of this. Will you support it? Will you boycot it? Do you want the lipstick?
Personally I will be getting the lipstick, because I think it is beautiful. 

Lots of love 
*Mac Finally Free launches April 7th 2016

Tony Moly Nutra Energy Mask Sheet

Hi ladies and gentleman

It’s been a good while since I’ve been active on my blog. I had a lovely month long holiday in the United States, where I promised myself I’d return with a ton of products to review, but makeup ended up being the last thing I wanted to spend my money on while I was there. So here I am back in Seoul, with so many Korean products to review, and I figured for the most of you, that would be much more interesting than reviews on easy accessible American cosmetics. So here goes.

I’ll be doing a few reviews on masks in the following week, so I thought I’d start off with this lovely Korean sheet mask by Tony Moly. Most Korean cosmetic brands hand out free masks on any larger purchases, so I rarely have to spend any money on them, since I always have a stash.  I’ve had 3 of these Tony Moly masks, and I must say these are pretty awesome, although I’ve never come across a sheet mask that didn’t work. For those of you who don’t know what a sheet mask is: it’s a cut out, felt like mask with holes for your eyes and mouth, and a flap for your nose.  

One couldn’t possibly look cute in these, so don’t judge. 😆

The mask comes in a foil packet and is drenched with a soft liquid which contains whatever the mask is said to be made of. Anything from snail protein, to vegetable extract, fruit extract, almond, aloe, rice, egg, calogen… You get my drift. And all of them are good.   

Directions: ” Tear open and apply to face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then remove.”

This one is said to contain argon oil.  My skin feels much more bouncy and moisturized, and my pores are much smaller and my nose pores aren’t black and clogged. I must say I woke up this morning with some black heads along the jaw line, so I believe this mask draws out impurities from some of the deeper layers of the skin. They also recommend using these kind of masks once 3 times a week.  If you had to buy them the range from w500 to w1000. That’s roughly 50c to a dollar. Not bad at all in my opinion.  I would actually buy a ten pack of these just have on hand for when a have a break out. They never ever disappoint.

Anyway, that’s my rave for the day! Keep shining.

Xox Amanda

Peripera Peri’s Tint Crayon Review 

Hi Guys

I’ve been dreaming of getting my hands on some Peripera products for about 3 years now, but I always seem to spend my money at EtudeHouse instead (as most of you already know.). I didn’t know whether they were worth the price tag, but I was sold on the packaging, because it’s anime and it’s adorable. Need I say more? 

So I finally made my way to Watson’s and picked out a dark vampy red tint named #1 내숭제로  (Naesung zero)

Here it is:

  The box on its own is a cuteness overload.

  The product is a retractable pencil similar in size to Clinique’s Chubby Sticks. Again I’m drooling over the cuteness of the packaging. 

  And it comes with a slanted edge which I adore because it’s perfect for creating a lip liner, but sadly this will wear off after only a few uses.  

And here is the lip swatch: 

It turns out to be a matte pin up red colour, similar to Russian Red by Mac at first, but once it dries it’s just a good old lip tint. I was afraid that this product would stain my lips for a while, as I did notice a product called tint remover in this brand, but I’m happy to say it DID NOT stain my lips. In fact it wore a good 4 hours after which it started to fade. When I brushed my teeth before bed, the last residue came right off without me even trying. 
They retail for ₩9000 which is equivalent to $8 I believe, and I’d say they are worth the bucks for sure. 
There you have it folks. 

I hope you’ve had a lovely hump day!