Peripera Pearly Night Space Globe Ink Velvet Tint Review


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I’m back with some Peripera products to review for you all. I know how much you all love this brand and I was as ballistic as the rest of the Korean Beauty universe when I saw this picture on my instagram, advertising the release of this absolutely stunning Christmas edition products. The compacts have moving glitter packaging, the lipgloss has hearts and stars in them. There is a BLACK lipgloss!!!( Who is with me on this?! I am a BIG fan of non conventional lip colours like black and blue. ) And the lip tints have snow globes on the tops of the packaging. I don’t think I need to elaborate on how much I am obsessing over this collection. 

So this is the picture of the products I got:


Here you can see the glory of the snow globe:

I got both of the glosses, two out of four of the tints, one of the two highlighters (because the pink one was sold out) and the lavender cushion foundation, of which there is a pink one exactly like it.

I work in the afternoons so reviewing of these in one go would not only destroy my lips, but it would take me at least a day, so I decided to break it down into categories. Today I will be talking about the Snow Globe Liptints. 

They are the same as the permanent line of Peri’s Ink Velvet, except off course for the white tops, instead of black, and the snow globes on tops. Some of you may know that I have quite a weakness for the this entire brand and I own eight other tints aside from these two. Here is a picture below showing you some of the ones I have. 

IMG_5527.jpg The Airy Velvet is their latest range and it’s a very soft matte velvet. Then there is the Peri’s Ink Moist in the shiny containers which is a line of glossy tints. The orange one is from the original, ever so popular Peri’s Ink line. And the fourth one is from the Peri’s Ink Velvet line, the same as the snow globe ones, but they, although not special in colour, came in limited edition Power Puff Girl packaging. (I just realised I haven’t even reviews the Airy Velvet and the Original line for you yet. I’ll do that ASAP too.)

Click on the burgundy words for links to my reviews of these:


And here is a picture of the two snow globe ones I got from the Pearly Night collection:


I got #1 Sellout Red and #6 Celeb Deep Rose. 

Here are the swatches:


If you look closely you can see how the product pulls into the crack and does bleed and stain. Duh… it’s a liptint. It’s meant to stain. I just want to point it out to people who perhaps are not a fan of the long lasting staying power of a tint, and these are famous for being extra hardy.

Here is what they look like on my lips:

#1 Sellout Red


It’s a bright slightly orange toned ferrari red. Perfect for Christmas of for the girl who likes to rock red lipstick, like me.

And here is #6 Celeb Deep Rose


I can’t really explain this in any other way than saying it’s like pumpkin spice. It actually reminds of of Lime Crime’s Pumpkin but not as orange. It’s also quite similar to an OCC liptar I have called Merlange and it’s described as Terracotta Red.

These are like liquid matte lipsticks more than being the conventional tint, but they stain like a tint. They last about 4 hours on me. 

I would definitely repurchase. I actually just realised that the Power Puff Girl one is also #6 so now I have a backup. Let it be a lesson. Make a list of the permanent range you already have and don’t fall for the packaging, if you don’t want a backup. 😉 I think the fact that I’ve accidentally bought  multiples of these is proof of how much I appreciate them.

Have you tried any of these? How did you like them?





Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet Apple Review 

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I’m probably going to be driving you nuts with all my reviews from the Korean Beauty Expo, but I can’t help it 😉 Some of you may know by now that I’ve been to a Korean Beauty expo and was given a lot of free things for reviewing purposes. These masks have been all the rage of Korean beauty enthusiasts on social media lately, and there’s no wondering why. Instead of having the run of the mill regular sheet mask, they have come out with little slices of fruit and vegetables. So you get two sheets of mask stickers that you can place not only all over your face, but anywhere you’d like. The world is your oyster.

I really like all things apple flavoured so I started off but trying the apple one, and I will be reviewing all four of them one by one and not too closely together so I can have a true idea of how they are on the skin.

This is what the apple one looks like:

I was considering taking out only one sheet and using only that, but I decided to use them all because I had this nightmarish fear that they would dry up in the packet by the next day, and go to waste. (Ps I still haven’t found a way to look cute with a sheet mask on, so in the words of Charlotte Lucas: “don’t judge me. Don’t you dare judge me.” 😀

Here is the back of the packet and the list of ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Neofinetia Falcata Callus Culture Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Allantoin, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Arginine, Cellulose Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance. 

And this is what the little slices look like when they are done. I really didn’t want to throw these away, they are so cute!

This mask really did do wonders for my skin. My face looked really clear and smooth. The pores were less visible and the little spots were soothed. I am also impressed with the amount of excellent natural ingredients there are in it.

Will I repurchase this? That’ll be a hard yes from me, for sure. They are also great stocking stuffers.

That’s it from me, guys. I will be alternating my mask reviews for the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled for the next Slice Mask review. Also, which one of these would you like to try? Let me know in the comment section  below.

lots of love



Oka (Wrinkle Care) Mask Review 

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Some of you may know that I have been gifted some masks to test when I visited the KBeauty expo at Kintex last month. One of the brands that gifted me some products is called Oka. That is what’s really great about attending expos such as these. You get to become acquainted with brands you’ve never heard of or otherwise might never have heard of before, and it really broadens one’s horizons.

This is what I got from Oka:

The first thing I tried is the Wrinkle Care Mask. Firstly, how freaking adorable is the packaging on these masks? I want to cut the faces out and use them for scrapbooking, they are so pretty.

I don’t know if you can notice from the picture, but the packet is quite chunky. I was expecting it to either be a lipmask or some mega thick mask, but it turns out the mask is quite thin but there is serum for days in that packet! I was literally able to lather my whole upper body, stomach and thighs with the excess serum after applying the mask AND serum onto my face.

Here is what I looked like during the application:

As you can tell, it’s a thin sheet, which is the way I like it.

Here is the back of the packet:

The instructions said to put the mask on for 15-20 minutes: I’m never much of a timer when it comes to things like this. I just go with the feeling of it and to me when the mask starts to feel like it’s drying on my skin, I take it off and tap in the excess serum.

Here is a list of the ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Propanediol, 1,2- Hexanediol, Diglycerin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Centella Asiatica Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Octyldodeceth- 16, Carbomer, Arginine, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine.  

I’m going mmmmm that makes sense: Avocado, Royal Jelly and Collagen… those are all really excellent ingredients so it makes sense why it’s so good! My skin did feel amazing afterwards. It definitely felt like a high quality mask to me.

Would I purchase this? Yes, I want to buy them in bulk and get my hands on the ones I haven’t had the opportunity to try yet.

I will be posting a review of the other mask that I got from this line soon!

Until next time




3 Days Love Skincare Treatment Review

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Today I am going to share my experience at a booth at the KBeauty Expo that took place in Ilsan on the of October. I was just wandering around the booths when I got approached by the people are 3 Days Love. They wanted to know if I’d be willing to have a treatment done by them, so I agreed to it.
From what I could see by the banners and posters that were hung around the booth, this procedure involved some form of acupuncture and it got me curious. They laid me down on a bed and proceeded to removed my makeup. They then applied their a light version of their cream called Soft Peel Cream (The silver packaging) and started massaging it into my face. I was confused because from what I could tell, the lady didn’t use any pins; she didn’t use any equipment but I could clearly feel the millions of little pinpricks of acupuncture all over my face. They then explained that the cream they were using contains little microscopic pieces of coral that they call Bio Micro Needles and get lodged in the skin. The cream penetrates the skin through the little hollows in the pieces of coral, and the acupuncture-like pinpricks stimulate the skin and promote regrowth. It’s a reverse peeling process.

They then applied a second cream (The gold packaging) with more pieces of coral, or perhaps larger pieces, and the pain was a bit worse the second cream. The first cream called Soft Peel Cream was used to wean one into the pain level, and the second one, called Hard Peel Cream,  was more painful than the first. I must admit that it was quite a painful experience, and I wouldn’t recommend to anyone who is very sensitive or doesn’t have a high threshold for pain, but in saying this I want to add that sometimes a little bit of pain is worth it.

Here are the samples of the after care treatment that they gave me:

Luckily the following steps are aimed at soothing the pain and leaving your skin as little irritated as possible. The first of the post treatment steps is a cooling spray called Peptide Mist. They covered my eyes and sprayed the mist onto my face. It was really refreshing after the painful treatment. The man explained that it’s a spray that doesn’t need to be tapped into the skin because it automatically absorbs into one’s skin.
Next they applied a light cream called Derma Touch S.C Cream, which also aided in recovering my skin from pricks of the coral creams. I actually expected my skin to be extremely bloodshot and irritated, but my skin had no signs of irritation or redness, so I felt confident that even though the treatment was painful, it wasn’t bad for my skin.

They then applied the Recovery Balm (BB cream) that not only acted as makeup, but as soothing and rejuvenation after the treatment. As you can see in the pictures, you can’t tell that I just underwent an acupuncture like treatment.

One of the men at the booth sat me down and explained the process to me in full. He kept insisting that shouldn’t use anything other water to wash my face for the following 3 days, and from day 4 I can start using a mild foam wash.  He told me that my skin was going to start peeling within that time period. I’m now going to give you a day to day feedback after the procedure.

Sunday: (The day on which I got the treatment) I had to go to choir straight after I went to the expo. I had no time to go home and rest. My skin hurt with every movement. I could clearly feel that my face was riddled with little prickly pear thorn like pins. It was very painful. I felt miserable and grouchy and sore. By the time I came back from choir, my skin still hurt. I washed my face with water and applied the 3 steps that they gave me in sample sizes, including the bb cream, and went straight to bed.

Monday: Today my skin looks absolutely flawless. The spots on my nose are gone. The pores are tighter and my skin looks overall more clear and mattified. The pain is completely gone. The only noticeable feeling is a feeling of tightness.

Tuesday: my skin feels tight and dry. There are signs of peeling, as little patches of dry, dead skin cells are showing. I have been told not to scratch, even though it might get itchy. I applied the 3 step post treatment products one extra time, just because I felt like my skin needed more nourishment. I also had my braces readjusted today and had some filing done on my teeth, so the constant open mouth position also made my skin feel tight and stretched.

Wednesday: I woke up this morning with a lot of flaky skin around the outer edges of my face: around the jaw and up the cheeks after washing my face little rolls of dead skin came off and the peeling is much less visible to almost gone.

Thursday: My skin feels very firm and healthy. There were still little patches of dry skin here and there but it all came off after washing is with a mild clay facial wash.

They also gave me a sample of their Whimela Skin Implant Cream which is a light, daily version of their Peel creams. It can be used daily because you can hardly feel the bio micro needles. It is not only good for maintaining the effects of the treatment, but it also has whitening properties.

Here is what the Whimela Cream looks like:



My conclusion: Yes, these products really work. My skin did feel and look amazing afterwards. I must say though that I was told that this treatment is aimed at people older than 35, and I just turned 30, so perhaps it’s a bit premature for me to be getting into procedures such as these. It was overall a very informative and interesting, although painful, experience, and I would recommend it to anyone who is open to trying different things.


Here are the pictures that I took from the brochure they gave me:


For information on the rest of the product range that this company has to offer, please visit 3 Days Love.

That’s it from me, till next time.





Oxygen Ceuticals Facial Treatment (My experience)


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Some of you may know that there was a Korean beauty expo this month at Kintex. I was never able to go to any in the past, but this time with choir and work I was able to go on Sunday morning, but just for a couple of hours. I just wanted to network with companies so I can test their products. I ended up walking away with massive bags filled with samples and masks, some feminine hygiene products and more. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to buy anything because they on accepted cash, and I only had my debit card with me.

My very first experience there is with a company called Oxygen Ceuticals. A girl at the booth approached me with some samples and started small talk. I briefly mentioned to her that I am a blogger and that I can review some of their products for them if she were interested. She then said: Oh, yes, we are looking for someone to work with. They then asked me whether I’d be willing to have them perform a skin care treatment for me, and off course, I was game.

They made me lie down on a bed and then proceeded to cover my hair with a towel and remove my makeup. I was a bit concerned about that because I was representing my blog and didn’t want to look like I survived a zombie apocalypse, but they assured me that they’d put some BB cream on afterwards, so it wasn’t a problem. After the makeup removal they messaged a serum into my skin. I don’t know if was perhaps to get rid of the excess makeup.


​The first step of the actual treatment was an application of a foam like cream. They massaged this into my face, after placing cotton swabs over my eyes.

In between sessions they would wipe my face clean with pink egg shaped sponges. They then used a tool that looks like a massive injection. They used it to blow oxygen all over my face. There was a young lady who kindly explained to me what they were doing and telling me to remain calm, but that the oxygen would be really cold. Honestly, it felt amazing. The lady started off by doing only one half of my face and then the other to show me the firm and lifting effects of the oxygen.

After that they placed these little light blocking sunglasses over my eyes and told me not to be alarmed. They then proceeded to place a massive mask over my face and continued to explain that this was infrared light and that I shouldn’t open my eyes. It looks scarier in the photos that it felt to me, but I suppose it can be scary if you suffer from claustrophobia, which luckily I don’t.

Here are the

They then painted a coat of cream onto my skin. I mean literally painted it on with a brush, which I thought was pretty cool actually.  They then cover my eyes with cotton pads, and placed gauze over my face. You can already tell that my skin looks really healthy and in a good condition. It wasn’t in a super bad state to begin with but I could definitely tell my skin felt tighter and looked cleaner with less visible pores.


They used the infra red light on my skin because I don’t have a problem skin at all. Here are some of the options you have though:





And here is the final step where they started packing a rather heavy yogurt like substance onto the gauze. I was so sleepy at this point, I didn’t want them to wake me up. haha.

Here are the last images during and after the gauze and white paste was removed.

Here are some of the pictures I took from the brochure:

Here is their more technical explanation of how their equipment and products work and why they are successful.

This is an example of a patient with severe burning and an explanation as to why their products and treatments work.


And this is the machine they use.

My thoughts:

I’ve always had the idea that oxygen is good for you internally and externally. These products worked on me, as I am sure they will on you. Don’t worry if your skin is not in a great condition. They will do an evaluation of your skin and they will be able to establish exactly which treatments and products are best for your individual needs.

I highly recommend this to anyone who has acne, scarring, severe burning, or someone like me who just wants to take proper care of their skin.

I have also been gifted a stash of cream and sunscreen samples to try for you. So keep your eyes peeled for that.

Till next time, from a chilly Seoul.



Tips on blogging (For Sahmyook Students)

Tips for blogging: 
Choose a catchy name that people will remember. The name cannot be changed once it’s chosen so choose wisely. 

Describe what your blog will be about in the about section. Tell the readers a little about yourself, but not enough to bore them. For example: no one wants to know which university you’re studying at or where you graduated from high school. They want to know what you studied and why you chose to blog about this topic. This is because your audience will be all over the world. 

Follow other people with similar blogs to your own, even if they have thousands of followers. Comment on their blogs and comment on other people’s comments on their blogs. The key is NETWORKING. Also follow hashtags of things that you are interested in. 
SEO: (Search Engine Optimisation)
How to make your blog articles the first on the list of searches on Google for example, be ahead of the game. If you are blogging on books, be the first to read a book and write about it. If you blog on computer games, be the first to write a review on a new game or a new software update. If you’re blogging on products, make sure you are the first person to write a review about it. That way you blog will be at the top of the list when someone searches the topic on big search engines. This will automatically bring more traffic to your blog site. 

Always always always use hashtags that relate to your blog article. On Instagram it is totally fine to use hashtags like: boyandgirl, love, followforfollow etc BUT on WordPress you should only use hashtags that are related to what you have written about, because that will make it easier for people to find what they’re looking for and potentially follow your blog. Never use more than 7 or 8 hashtags either. Too many hashtags will make your blog look desperate, and your blog won’t be published on the home page of WordPress if it’s messy with an overkill of hashtags. 

Use visuals on your blogs. I prefer to use my own photographs since I blog about makeup. I have for over a year now been watermarking my own images so it can’t be used by other people without people seeing my blog name on it. It’s almost like advertising without payment. In order for other people to want to use your photographs, they have to be really good shots. So make sure you use an attractive backdrop, natural light and camera that is focused, with a clean lens. 

I also like to use GIFS. There are so many hilarious ones on the net, and free to use by anyone. However if you use someone else’s photographs, you have to source them. That’s a standard unspoken rule. 
When I first started blogging I had to learn how to use coding to change the colour of my font. Nowadays you can do that with the click of a button. (But coding is never a waste of time either) 

When writing a blog, one must always keep in mind that your audience is a group of multiracial, multi religious, multi ethnical people. Refrain from making any derogatory statements toward race, gender, religion, diet, or political views. In short: keep your own controversial opinions to yourself, unless off course you want to start a debate or potentially an argument on the net. Even if you feel a strong bias or hate towards any group of people, don’t show it. It won’t make you look good. 


If you don’t feel confident enough to write in English and post your blog without someone else proof reading it first, I would suggest get a friend or someone who is confident in English to proofread and edit your articles. Bad grammar is the first thing that will put readers off from reading your blogs. 

Also don’t just google translate your Korean text into English. It will most likely not make any sense. 

There you have it. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this post. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comment section. 

Amanda Koker


Lime Crime Velvetines

Velvetines Banner_1920x400.jpgDear Ladies and Jellyspoons

Today I will be talking about a brand that I’ve never tried or reviewed before, although it has always been on my wishlist. Lime Crime is a brand that is complete vegan and cruelty free. It’s similar to Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in some ways, but it is very unique in other ways. 

The one thing that struck me from the get go is their packaging. Their Velvetines, which are liquid lipsticks, come in the most beautiful glass vials with red tops covered in roses. Not only do they pay attention to detail with their packaging, but when you order anything from them, it comes in the most beautiful little boxes. 


They really pay attention to detail. The little rock rose theme on the outsides of the boxes is repeated on the packaging of the actual products. The liquid lipsticks come in frosty glass veils with red tops that are covered in tiny little roses.


From left to right they are: Eclipse, Posh, and Jinx. Here are the swatches on my arm:


As you can probably tell, the top to ones are metallic and the bottom one is matte. I have more of them coming in the post, so I’ll be making separate collective reviews of all of them soon, along with another line called Perleez.



This beauty was given to me as a gift during the North American solar eclipse. I ordered some of their colourful hair dye and this was given to me as a promotion. I have to say that Lime Crime is very good at giving lipsticks away for free with purchases, and I really appreciate their willingness to give back to their fans. Not many companies are willing to do this. 

Eclipse is a deep metallic wine red, perfect for autumn. I have gotten tons of compliments on it, and it really goes well with all skintones. This one lasted a good 3-4 hours on me and only started smudging in the middle, more damp parts of my lips.



Posh is a deep metallic halloween violet. I’m not the type who’ll celebrate halloween at all, but violet is on my of my top three favourite colours and since I just dyed parts of my hair purple, I wanted something to match. This one is consistent in colour payoff and longevity of Eclipse. I find them to be pretty consistent throughout the range. I had Red Hot as well, and it was my absolute favourite, but it got stolen off my desk at work. 



Jinx was one colour that didn’t really look the way the site portrayed it. It definitely looked more deep purple, than a muddy mauvy grey. At first I was disappointed but the colour has grown on me ever since, and the great thing is I can always mix up some colours to make it more purple. I will do some separate blogs on that in the future as well. This one, being matte, was a bit harder for me to get even application, especially on the upper lip. I’d imagine that it takes some getting used to and knowing just how much to apply at a time, as applying too much might just be the reason for my struggle. 

I forgot to mention that all of the Velvetines come with a doe foot applicator. Here are the links for the rest of the Metallics and the Matte ranges, if you’re interested in a purchase. 

I don’t find them to be super drying, but I would recommend, as I do with any liquid lipstick, that you clear your lips of any dry patches by using a good old sugar scrub. The nature of a liquid lipstick is that it will seep into the crack and creases and emphasise any dry patches, so with the awesome long wear of these liquid lipsticks, comes that one downfall. It’s still totally worth it though. I know a lot of people would not want to rock deep purples or dark chocolate browns, but luckily the brand has a huge variety of different colours in matte and metallic to choose from. 

That’s it from me, till my next order arrives.