Archive | October 2016

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.
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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)

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

Here it is on my lips:

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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)

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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…

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Number 4. Redsy Pansy (레디쉬팬지)

 

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

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

 

Number 6. Coral Cosmos (코랄 코스모스)

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

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The verdict:

Pros:

Amazing packaging!!!

Reasonably Cheap. w12 000 each

Creamy, balmy texture.

Not drying.

Lovely, fruity smell.

Cons:

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.

xoxo

Amanda

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Henna Hair Color

 

IMG_0385.jpgHi 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 iHerb.com 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.

Love

Amanda