Aeria Skin Ultra Age-defying Mask Review

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Hi Guys

Some of you may know that I have been sent a parcel with a few masks to try out in exchange for honest reviews on them. This is the what I got:

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I have reviewed all of the large products on my site, and today I will reviewing the Ultra Age-defying Mask by Aeria Skin.

This is what it looks like:

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I like the lilac packaging since purple in all its shades and tints is my favourite colour. It also matches my bedding 🙂

This is the back of the packet:

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I think what’s important to note right off the bat is that this company does not test on animals. They have the cruelty free sign on the packet, along with the 100% organic cotton sign as well. So not only do they not test on animals but they also ensure that the sheet you throw away after using the mask is organic, which is better for you skin and for the environment, since it’s able to bio degrade completely and naturally.

My pet peeve about sheet masks is when you pull them out of the packet and they tear because the material is so thin and so heavily drenched in liquid. This mask comes with a plastic protective sheet at the back of it, which not only makes it easier to remove from the foil packet, but it makes it easier and less messy to apply.

I kept the sheet for you to see what it looks like:

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The instructions say:

Begin with a thoroughly cleansed skin. Open packaging and remove the plastic liner film. Place the facial mask on and gently adjust over the eyes. Relax with the facial mask on for 15-20 minutes. Remove mask and discard. Pat remaining serum into skin. Follow with moisturizer. 

This is what it looked like on. I was battling with the flu so this sheet mask really made me feel spoilt and pampered.

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Although this mask was not as slimy and collagen-like as some of the others I’ve reviewed recently, it definitely did a great job of staying on and moisturizing my skin. These masks are on a different league than the average w1000 masks you can pick up here in Korea. They look and feel like they are of a higher quality and the results are absolutely amazing. My skin felt so plumbed up and nourished after using this. I went to my husband and said: feel my face, and he was wowed by how smooth and healthy it was.

How would I feel about purchasing some of these? I’m definitely going to buy some masks from them in the future, including this one and some more of their eye masks.

That’s it from me. I will probably be inundating you with sheet masks reviews this month, because I have so many to try out.

xoxo

Amanda

CY LAB Top Luxury Mask Review

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Hello Everyone.

Some of you may know that I have recently been asked to review a few Taiwanese cosmetics. Among some of the other masks that I had received is this lovely mask by a brand called  CY Labs. I wasn’t familiar with the brand up until now so my views on the product is completely objective, and it’s my first try of any Taiwanese cosmetics.

I think something that doesn’t get enough attention in the cosmetic and skincare business is when a company tries its best to provide us with quality without exploitation, short cuts and abuse. CY Labs is proud about this: “100 % made by own ISO/GMP certified cosmetic factory. No animal testing. Safety and beauty care for your skin.”

NO ANIMAL TESTING will always land a brand in my good books.

The first thing that I noticed about this mask is that the packet is fairly smaller than the Korean sheet masks that I have tried, but I was pleasantly surprised that this mask came with separator, a thin sheet of plastic on mask that makes it possible to fold it small enough to fit the packet without sticking together and creating a hot mess.

Here is what it looks like:

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This is also the shape and size of the actual mask, which is probably hard to really get an idea of until you see it applied. Before I show you the picture of it applied to my face, I want to show you the instructions and the write up of the ingredients.

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Their claims:”All new high-level skin care series, the utilization of skin basic-level activation technology from our lab, can effectively nourish from the surface skin to the deeper skin.”

I applied this mask by placing it on my skin and removing the gauze like plastic from the mask and then smoothing it out for maximum contact and no air bubbles. This is what it looks like:

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As you can see it is an extremely thin mask, which is why (I believe) they bothered with putting a layer of gauze on it. It is also very slimy, which to me is makes for a great mask, lots of moisture and desired results. “Slimy, yet satisfying”

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My skin felt extremely plumped up and moisturized after the 20 minutes, without feeling greasy, and the overall tone of skin was firmer and clearer. I really feel like this is not the average w1000 mask from the teenaged marketed brands here in Korea. It’s definitely more pricy and better quality than those. I feel like the fact that it’s name has the word Lab in it, makes it seem more researched and the brand provides the best they can.

Would I purchase these? Yes, I definitely will do so in the future. I’ll try and get some variations to try out for you. As a disclaimer: I have combination to oily skin and I struggle with black heads on the nose, but this did not affect my skin in a negative way at all. I truly am impressed.

There you go ladies and jellyspoons. Have a lovely week!

xox

Amanda

SaintFengel Galaxy Purifying Gel Masque Review.

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Hello Everyone

Some of you may know that I’ve recently started posting my blogs on an Asian review site called Amabie. I have also written separate reviews on there of products (masks) that I haven’t reviewed for you here. To cut a long story short, I have ever since been recognized for writing honest and thorough reviews and was selected as one of their A list bloggers for the month of February.

Here is the post they put on Instagram to make the announcement:

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If you are on Instagram, please go and check out their site.

Here are the goodies that I got:

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I have already reviewed the Aria skin Brightening and Soothing Eye mask for you and you can see it here.

This is what the product looks like in the box:

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and here is the write up about the product that was in a printed booklet they sent along with the products:

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At first I thought it would be a gel like mask that dries like regular charcoal masks, or like the one in the viral video where a girl freaks out because the mask snagged on her peach hairs. But thank goodness, this mask does not dry like white glue mixed with charcoal. It’s a gel formula that absorbs into the skin like a slimy sheet mask would, except it’s more like a sleeping pack that you wash off after 30 minutes.

The actual product is literally one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. My pictures don’t do it justice. It’s like a tiny little galaxy in a black pot:

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The mix of bamboo charcoal and pearl extract makes it look like a night sky in the country side of  Southern Africa, where the stars are so abundant you don’t need a flashlight.

Here’s another attempt at a photograph:

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It’s so pretty to look at. It comes with a nifty little spatular that helps with application. I tend to ditch those and use my hands instead, but it does rather feel like applying icing on a cake, when I do use the spatula.

This is what it looks like:

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This is what it looks like applied (Both times):

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As you can see, it’s not the regular kind of charcoal mask that makes you look like the moon emoji, but the gel makes it very light in colour.

My thoughts: The product feels amazing on the skin. I had no irritation or adverse reactions to it. I used it twice and from the first to the second time the dullness in my skin got less. My skin felt really hydrated and the pores feel tight in a good kind of way after I’ve washed it off and the following morning. I notice some black heads and small pimples coming out on my forehead about a week after the first use. I feel like this is where their claims of it cleansing the deeper layers of skin, is proven to be true, because even though I don’t get breakouts in that area, I know the pores aren’t 100 percent clean. So to me it’s a sign of the product delivering on its promises. After the second try my skin looked much better. The pores that before had been blocked and visible are now clean and smaller, and my skin looks and feels overall more clear and matte.

Would I replace it? Yes, this is definitely one of the most luxurious masks I’ve ever tried. It feels expensive, yet it’s not. The results are amazing in my opinion, and the beauty of the pearl and bamboo charcoal in the gel is really something one has to experience for oneself.

There you have it guys.  I hope you’re able to get your hands on this.

xox

Amanda

 

Etude House Kerry Hess Lipstick Review

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Hi Ladies and  Jellyspoons

It’s been a long while since the Kerry Hess collection released at Etude House, and you all know I can get a bit crazy when they release something new, because know exactly how to package cute products and provide stunning quality for low prices. I wasn’t able to get all of the collection, but I by the time I eventually got the products I wanted, I was so pumped about the blushes which you can see here, that I completely forgot to review the lipsticks! How silly of me!! So I thought, you know what: they are still available on their site so I’m going to go ahead a review them anyone. Rather late that never, right?

I realized that I never wear my peachy  lipsticks so I didn’t get the whole collection. I got three of the five. Here they are:

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If you are familiar with the brand you can probably tell that the lipstick containers are similar to their Dear My Blooming Lips Talk and Dear My Colour Pop lines. If you want to see a review on them you can find it here.

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Actually they have just recently changed their packing for the Dear My Blooming Lips Talk line, to a less princessy look. Cha cha cha cha changes. I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about it.

Here is a picture:

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Okay, so let’s get back on track. Not only are the Kerrie Hess lipstick is matte container, as compared to the original Dear My Blooming Lips Talk line, but it also has a special detail – there are tiny little ballet shoes printed on the inner shaft of the lipstick bullet.

Here are the swatches of the three I got:

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PK024

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PK022:

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As you can tell, some of the collies are very similar. They are a bit more on the matte side with regards to texture or finish. 
Do you honestly need them, aside from the packaging? I’d say, no. There are very similar ones ok the permanent line, but I’m still happy hat I got them. The purple was a fail, as they usually are. It’s not oftennyou find an Etude House purple that wears purple, and that makes me sad. I don’t want to wear my limited edition Belle lipstick to death because I can’t find another colour similar to it 😦 

There’s you have it. Would you purchase these? Let me know in the comment section. 

Xox

Amanda  
 

 

Aeria Skin Brightening and Soothing Eye Mask Review 

Hello Everyone

I was given this mask in exchange for an honest review, by Amabie.com. Please do yourself a favour and check them out. They are they largest Asian cosmetic review page on the net. You can follow me there at Makeup with Kokerface as well.

First off I had to check off what my problem areas are, and they had sent me this mask because I wrote that dark circles was problem for me. I thought that was really nice of them.
About the brand: Aeria Skin is a Taiwanese cosmetic brand that is animal cruelty free and uses only vegan ingredients. I feel like this is very important to note since NOT all Asian brands are cruelty free, and that’s something that really concerns me personally.

About the mask: something that struck me from the get go is that the mask is shaped like a mask you’d wear to a masquerade ball. It fits really well on my face even though I have an a high nose bridge. What I really like is that it’s fairly wide and covers a very large area under the eye and a large part of the forehead as well.

This is what it looked like on me: 

As you can see it’s quite ornate with the lacelike cut on the top and the eye openings are beautifully shaped whilst still doing a proper job of covering all the areas that need hydration.

I popped mine in the fridge for 10 minutes before using as I do with all sheer mask. I believe the cold makes them more effective.

The verdict: honestly after a long week of crying and being overworked and PMSsed, this mask did wonders for my weary, puffy, dark eyes. The puffiness was significantly less and the dark circles were much less noticeable. I have an autoimmune disease so I didn’t expect miracles but the results were great considering I only had the mask on for 20 minutes. I’m honestly really impressed with this mask and would recommend them to anyone who struggles with dark circles, puffy eyes or just needs a boost after a late night of partying or crying.

Will I repurchase? Yes, I’ll be off to Myeongdong this week to try and see if I can find these somewhere. If I do I’ll be adding to this review with a before an after picture. I will need to get these in bulk.

That’s it for today. I hope you’ve had a lovely day!

xox

Amanda

Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

Today I will be sharing another review that on the net has been like Marmite – Some love it, some hate it. I liked the packaging (as usual) and thought I’d try it out regardless of the flack people have been giving it.

First off, my skin isn’t dry at all. In fact it’s too oily in the warmer months, so I don’t need a ton of hydration, but I can’t go without it either, because the skin then over compensates by making more sebum. So I figured if I can find something that is nourishing enough but not super super heavy, then it should work.

People have complained that these aren’t hydrating enough, because most sleeping packs are very heavy. I find that it’s just perfect for my skin. I don’t wake up with an oil slick on my skin, and I don’t get break outs either.

This is what the product looks like in the packaging: 

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Mine is a little lower than it was when I bought it because I use it all the time, so don’t be scared. You’ll get a full container.

As you can tell there are real bubbles inside that are like little balls of strawberry preserves.


The product comes with a nifty little spade or spoon with which to get the bubbles out. People complain that the product should have more bubbles and that they’re hard to remove and that it’s messy. My comment: if it weren’t for messy, you wouldn’t be conceived. Get over it. Haha 🙂  It’s a sticky sleeping pack. It’s meant to be messy. That’s what makes it fun.

I took one of the bubbles and crushed it for you all to see what it looks like:


Here are the instructions and claims:


They claim that this sleeping pack makes your skin clear and full of vitality overnight. For me the product works spot on. I did however not apply too much on my nose as I struggle with perpetual black heads on the nose and too much moisture or oils can make it worse. My skin looked really happy the morning after application and I find that I don’t need to apply any other form of night cream or moisturiser when I use this.

Here are the list of ingredients:


I’m not a scientist but none of the ingredients made me raise an eyebrow. The product just gave me an overall impression of wholesomeness and skin nourishment. I will definitely be repurchasing, by this time I want to try either of the others: green tea or black tea.

Let me know if you’ve tried this, in the comment section below. What we’re your thoughts?
Xoxo

Amanda

Beyond Alice Glow Lip and Cheek Review

Hello Everyone

Today I will be sharing another review with you from Beyond Cosmetics and it’s another Alice In Wonderland colaboration. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand: Beyond is a Korean cosmetics brand that is completely against animal testing and so they are animal cruelty free, which sadly seems to be very few and far between in Korea with regards to cosmetic brands. They have a Alice collaboration every year or so, and I feel like it’s a metaphor for being friendly with the rabbit, or venturing down the rabbit hole with their out of the ordinary pledge to being cruelty free.

I review 4 of their ‘through the looking glass’ lipsticks for you which you can read here, if you haven’t seen it yet. Today I will be reviewing one of their Alice in Wonderland lip and cheek products.

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As you can probably tell, the packaging sells the product. I actually prefer this packaging to the theme they have on the Through the Looking Glass’ collection.

Here it is in the packing:

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This is what it looks like swatched:

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And this is what it looks like on the lips:


I must say I probably won’t use it on my lips, at least not this particular one. The colour isn’t flattering on my fair skin, but it will much better on more tanned skin tones. I will definitely try some of the other, more bolder colours.

It’s a beautiful mauve colour and I love the concept of it being versatile. I’m a bit weird in that I don’t really like the concept of cream blushes because I feel like they’d get dirty quickly, yet I don’t have any qualm with putting lipstick straight on my cheeks as a blush substitute when in a crunch, and let’s face it, it’s one and the same thing. 🙂 This product has opened my mind to the possibilities and I was excited to see the results.

The verdict: I like this product as a blush that can be applied after foundation, but not so much as a lipstick. It looked sheer on my lips and the colour just doesn’t suit my skintone.

Would I repurchase? Yes, I’m going to try some of the other colours. I have the cushion foundation as well, which I will be reviewing for you soon.

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How do feel about multipurpose products or even just cream blushes. Would you give t a shot? Have you tried any great ones lately? Let me know in the comment section below.
Xoxo
Amanda