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Oxygen Ceuticals Moisture Aqua Serum and Fermented Fluid Review

Hello Everyone

I’m back with another Oxygen Ceuticals review for you, as promised. Today I’ll be talking about step three and four of my daily routine using Oxygen Ceuticals products exclusively.

I have recently been approached and asked whether I’d willing to test and review some of their products, but you all know me to always deliver 100% honestly reviews on all products, whether they are sponsored or not.

First off, here are the products that I’ll be talking about:

Ferment Fluid on the left and Moisture Aqua Serum on the right. I have decided to review them together because they work together. Both products absorb best when mixed together and applied at the same time.

I’m going to start off by speaking about Ferment Fluid.

I wanted to show you just how beautiful the colour of this product is, and while my photo’s didn’t do it justice, I wanted to show you their picture of it.

The site says that the products contains fructan fermented extract that helps with brightening and moisturizing the skin. Here are some of the other key ingredients:

Here is the ingredient list:

I was scared initially because my skin can get quite oily, and I didn’t want to put anything on that could potentially cause too much sebum build up and leading to having breakouts or blocked pores. I must say I am pleasantly surprised that even though this products is an oil, it didn’t break me out so far (and I’ve been using for over a month) and considering that I’m applying several other creams on my face after this step, it is quite impressive! The oil works absolute wonders in keeping my skin hydrated through the dry, subzero Korean winter and it also does a great job at protecting the skin from pollution, dust and free radicals.

Here is a picture of all the different options you get:

I used Ferment Fluid during the day and its friend Axel-300 Fluid at night. (I will write a separate review for it)

Something that really impressed me with these products is not only the beautiful colors and the high quality of the products, the brand delivering on their promises, and the overall satisfaction, but the packaging. Don’t get me started!

These bottles are designed with glass droppers in the lids, so that when you open the container, the dropper automatically sucks up just the right amount of oil. The top of the bottle then acts as a button that you press to release the oil. So if you are like me who generally has a heavy hand and always uses more product than is needed, this little mechanism is absolute perfection, and it really does make the product just that much more classy and worth the price tag!

This is what the product looks like and the exact amount measured out automatically with the awesome dropper system:

Moisture Aqua Serum is a great Serum for if you don’t have super dry skin, as it’s got just the right texture, not too watery, not too oily, and it absorbs into the skin really fast. I believe that is why they recommend that one uses it together with the Fluid of your choice. Honestly you can choose from a range of different serums on their site as well, to find the perfect combination for you skincare needs.

Here is what the serum looks like:

Here are the instructions and ingredient list:

And this is what my face looks like after application:

I have some scars from pimples on my cheek that are significantly lighter than it used to be, and I’m suffering from a cold so my nose is red and the area around has dried patches, but the products really helped to moisturize my skin and clear up those problems. Neither the serum nor the fluid left an oily residue on my face. In fact my skin feels really beautifully mattified and clear. You can tell that the skin on my forehead is clear and the pores and wrinkles aren’t super visible.

I am overall extremely happy with the results of these products and I am looking forward to the sharing my thoughts on the rest of the products I’ve been asked to review.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section below.

Xoxo

Amanda

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Peripera Inklasting Lavender Cushion Review

Hello Everyone.

I have promised to get down to this review for the longest time and it’s been a very long time since I’ve reviewed a cushion foundation for you, while I have a whole collection of them waiting to be reviewed. So as promised, here is my review of Peripera’s Inklasting Lavender Cushion that came out with their Pearly Night holiday collection.

There are two different cases for these. The one is pink with pink floating stars glitter, and the one I got is lavender purple with matching floating glitter.

This is what it looks like:

I convinced that the makeup is exactly the same as the ones they’ve always had, but the cases are special. So although this is called the Inklasting Lavender, I believe it’s just the case that gives it the Lavender name.

Peripera is a highly successful brand when it comes to tints. I believe that not only because I’m obsessed with their tints myself, but because I get a significant amount more views on my site when reviewing their products than I do for reviewing any other brand. Not kidding. I was flabbergasted! So I figured even though I haven’t read or heard anything about their cushion foundation being above average, I trusted that it would be just based on the success of the brand. And let’s face it: I got caught by the packaging.

This is what the container looks like when opened:

Yes, my cushion sponge is dirty. Because I couldn’t wait to take pictures before digging into it. I’m sorry 🙈

The product looks quite brown in the container, which scared me a bit, because I’m very fair, and I feared that it might be too dark. Here are the swatches on my hands:

Before:

After:

One can see the freckles on my hands are still there. The blueness is the veins are still showing. KT didn’t look super impressive until I tried it on.

Before:

After:

I had used this product without any concealer, pimple plaster, primer or anything whatsoever because I wanted you to see how much it really covers.

I felt like it did a great job at covering my blemishes, and my severe dark circles from chronic illness are significantly lighter after application. The product isn’t heavy or oily in any way, so if you’re looking for full coverage I’d recommend something heavier. My face feels breathable (if that even makes sense) and to me the coverage and over all performance of the foundation is satisfactory. The colour is also much fairer on the skin than in the container so my fears of it being too dark was unnecessary.

I really like this foundation, and not just because of the awesome packaging! I will definitely be buying refills.

That’s it’s from me. Till next time!

Xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Be My Universe Pinky Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hello Ladies and Jellyspoons

Today I’m going to reviewing one of my favourite Christmas collaborations by Etude House called Be My Universe. Be My Universe is a stunningly beautiful space themed special edition Christmas collection, featuring 5 lipsticks,  2 eyeshadow palettes, and 2 hand creams,  I already reviewed the three of the five lipsticks that I bought from this collection here, and today I will be reviewing one of their eye shadow palettes called Pink Galaxy.

Pink Galaxy is one of two beautiful eye shadow palettes. I will probably get the other soon as well, but this one appealed to me the most as the colours seemed to be best suited for green or blue eyes, or blue-green eyes, like myself.

Firstly, this is the packaging:

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I’ve been carrying this palette in my bag for the last week or two (however long I’ve had it) and I’ve been carrying it in the box to keep it from being damaged. I absolutely love the iridescence and the little stars that is on everything.

This is what the palette looks like unboxed:

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Once you open it, you’ll see this amazing little clear plastic cover with stars on it. (I saw this on the website and thought it was photoshopped onto the eyeshadows.)

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Now for the best part. You can probably tell that he blusher has a Saturn imprinted in the powder, and yes, it’s awesome!

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They named the shadows in Korean and I thought it would be fun to translate them.

 

I’m going to start at the top:

Here are the swatches:

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안드로메다 Andromeda:

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This is probably the most unique colour in the palette. It’s dark taupey black with red undertones and shimmer. I’ve used this as a brow filler in a push comes to shove situation when I realised at a choir performance that my brow pencil ran out. I thought it was going to be disastrous but I ended up getting a lot of compliments on it so I might continue using it for that. It’s also perfect for the smokey eyed look.

문라이트 Moonlight:

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This colour is a disaster. As yo can see in the swatch, it does not even show up. It’s one of those colours that you can use to add shimmer to a look as an afterthought. I have used it as an inner corner colour and it wasn’t terrible, but it was quite powdery and required a lot of work to actually make it show up at all.

머큐리 Mercury:

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Mercury reminds me of Vanilla by MAC, although I can make swatches because I’ve run out of mine, as it used to be my go to brow bone highlighter. With that being said, this is perfect for fair skinned folks to use as a brow bone highlighter.

비너스 Venus:

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Venus is one of those colours that I know I should use more but just never reach for. It remind of those longs lists of must have colours for blue eyed girls. The ones where I pick out the shimmery ones and never get the matte ones. I can use this in the crease or as a bronzer or contour colour, but it cal also be used for people with olive skin tones as a brow bone highlight.

레드웜홀 Red Wormhole:

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This is definitely in my top two if not my favourite colour in this palette. I must admit it’s not because it’s the most unique colour. It’s actually quite comparable to MAC Cranberry. But it’s so so beautiful and the colour payoff is fantastic.

Here is a picture comparing the two: (Cranberry at the top and Red Wormhole at the bottom)

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Cranberry is ever so slightly more pink, but it’s close enough in my opinion. Etude House hasn’t always had the best reputation at creating good eyeshadows but this to me is proof that they’ve really upped their game.

타임워프 Timewarp:

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Timewarp is also a unique colour and the colour payoff isn’t too rotten. At first glance it reminded me of Satin Taupe by MAC but it’s browner and less purple, but it does wear quite pink. Not pink pink but like rose gold.

핑크플래닛 Pink Planet:

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Pink Planet is much more peachy in real life than it shows up in the picture. It’s a beautiful satin finished blush but could also be used as an eyeshadow. It’s the type of blush that works well on fairer people so it’s definitely not an all inclusive colour.

I definitely feel like this is worth the investment despite the underwhelment of Moonlight. The products are definitely better than what I expected. I’m going to try my best to get my hands on the other palettes, but I never care much for hand creams that come in collaborations like these.

Have a lovely weekend! Until next time

xox

Amanda

Oxygen Ceuticals Purifying Foaming Wash

oxygen-ceuticalsHello Everyone

Some of  you are aware that I have been approached by Oxygen Ceuticals and asked whether I’d be willing to review some of their products on my blog. I agreed and ended up receiving a box with 11 full sized products. In my previous articles I shared my experience in receiving and extensive facial from them at the KBeauty Expo in South Korea. I also wrote an article about the products I received and the step by step instructions as to how to use them. In that article I promised you step by step reviews of these products, and here I am. I will be reviewing the step one in my skincare routine.

They have several different facial washes but the one they sent me is called the Purifying Foaming Wash and it is targeted for people who either just underwent procedures on their face or for people with sensitive skin. I love how this company not only provides facials, scar healing treatments, infrared treatments and many more, but they provide an extensive range of products to use after these procedures, or for people like me who have fairly problem free skin, but want to take care of it either way.

This is what the product looks like:

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And here is that back:

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It claims to gently remove impurities without making your skin feel tight and stretched like when you use a really drying cleanser. I can vouch for it gently cleansing my skin, and although it does an incredibly thorough job at cleansing, my skin doesn’t feel dry or too tight after using it. I suffer from blackheads on the nose and textured, clogged pores next to nose. I was worried that I need something with microgranules to help scrub away impurities, but with having a fairly sensitive skin I also didn’t want something that would leave me red and broken out, because that defeats the purpose.

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I was surprised that the product is actually so light and although it does froth up bubbles, it is not extremely foamy like cheap over the counter facial washes that contain Lauryl Sulphate and other horrible cancer causing chemicals. Oxygen Ceuticals as a whole uses safe chemicals and natural ingredients and elements to balance the pH of the skin and stimulate natural regrowth with the use of oxygen.

This is what the products looks like:

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Can you see the little bubbles. I’m assuming that’s what they meant with “Bubble-rich pH 0.5 cleanser” because it is not the foamiest product once it’s massaged onto the skin.

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This is what I looked like after just 3 days of using these products. Don’t let the dark circles scare you. I am anemic and suffer from Coeliac disease, and I assure you no cream will make my dark circles lighter 😉 but a strong concealer can hide it.

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My skin is completely clear, aside from the little reoccurring blemish on my chin that was at this stage busy healing. My skin is cleared, my pores are much smaller and smoothed over, and even the omnipresent blackheads on my nose have disappeared.

I am overall extremely pleased with this facial wash and will have to repurchase the big bottle once this one runs out.  I will be reviewing the rest of the products in step by step sequence over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for that. For more information on these products and where to get them, please visit the site at Oxygen Ceuticals.

That’s it from me, till next time.

xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Be My Universe Lipstick Review

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

Happy hump day! I am back and this time I’ll be reviewing some new lipsticks from Etude House. No, my addiction for Etude House will never die. They recently came out with a holiday collection called Be My Universe, and it’s a planet/space theme, and I am obsessed!

These are the products that I managed to get:

There are two eyeshadow palettes and five lipsticks, but I’m trying to be economical so I only picked out a few of the items.

Today I will exclusively be talking about the lipsticks, but I’ll get to the palette soon as well.

Some of you may be acquainted with the brand and know by now that they recently came out with a permanent collection of lipsticks that are bought separately from the casing, which gives you the freedom of mixing and matching your lipsticks to the bullet casing of your choice. These are the same, so keep in mind that I chose the 3 cases for mine out of the 5 Limited Edition Be My Universe cases, but you can put them on the permanent line of cases as well, and you can rearrange them to suit your style and fancy.

These are the lipsticks (refills)

And these are the cases:

And for interest, here is an image of two of the permanent line cases that I have:

Yes, they are all stinking cute! (I need to review these for you as well.)

These are the ones from the Be My Universe collection:

I got these three:

From left to right:

RD 305 Stellar Red; PP 502 Space Purple; PP502 Aurora Purple.

Here are the swatches:

RD 305 Stellar Red is a Dear My Glass Tinting, and it’s an incredibly unique colour in that it is glittery metallic! I felt like a Christmas ornament while wearing this. I think the glittery ones are the ones everyone should get if they want anything from this collection.

PP 502 Space Purple is from the Dear My Matte Tinting line . It’s standard non purple purple for Etude House. They often come out with colours that are called purple but either wear bright pink or is just burgundy instead of purple. I still love it, although I would’ve adored a more violet purple.

And here is my absolute favourite: PP 502 Aurora Purple.

I’m obsessed with the colour, the iridescence, and the glitter. It’s just perfection! I have a similar one by RMK but they are not 100% the same. Here are the swatches:

And here they are side by side:

 

RMK although glittery is much more grainy and uncomfortable; the colour is more burgundy than purple and the glitter is not that iridescent and blue.

The Dear My Glass Tinting ones wear for 2 hours or more depending on how much I eat and drink. The Dear My Matte Tinting lasts a good 4 hours.

Will I repurchase? Yes, I am actually considering getting a back up for Aurora Purple and I’m sad that they would come out with something so fantastic and NOT make it permanent.

I’m going to be alternating my blogs from brand to brand, just because I have so much to review at the moment. Keep your eyes peeled for the eye shadow palette review and more reviews from the recent Peripera collection.

That’s it’s from me.

Xoxo

Amanda

Peripera Pearly Night Lipglosses Review

Hello Everyone

I am back with another Peripera review for you. On Monday I reviewed two of the Snow Globe Velvet Ink tints for you, and today I will be talking about the two glosses in this collection.

This is what they look like:


Those who know me well know that I am big fan of unconventional lip colours like blue, black, violet, green etc. So when I saw a BLACK lipgloss from South Korea where it’s really hard to even find a purple that doesn’t wear bright pink, even though it’s purple in the packaging. I’ve also prepared myself for the possibility that it might show up as almost nothing because glosses aren’t really known for being extremely pigmented.

Space Trip:
Girls Pink Night:


So I went ahead and swatched them and this is what it looks like:


Yeah, I mean it’s even more of a bummer than I expected, because there are stars and hearts in the bottles, but the opening is designed in such a way that no matter how many of them you get to stick to the doe foot applicator, it scrapes off just inside the opening and you’re inevitably left with only the finest glitter. The lack of actual black colour in Space Trip is also a big womp womp womp for me.

Here is Space Trip. The one in whom I put ALL of my high hopes:


And here is Girls Pink Night:


Girls Pink Night at least has some tiny bit of pink pigmentation whereas Space Trip has zero to nothing.

I honestly think it’s would’ve been a better idea to just give us a separate little container with the larger glitter pieces, the hearts and the stars, so we can apply them with a pair of tweezers of a gloss dipped q tip. That way you can at least GET the glitter on your lips, as opposed to it just looking so stinking cute in the containers but you can’t actually get them out. I also think that these products had the world of potential but then it’s like they didn’t even try.

Okay so I posted about this on Instagram and one of my friends suggested that I pry open the rubber seal with a pair of tweezers. I did!!! This is Space Trip. 

Girls Pink Night:


I feel like these could still look a bit more awesome when applied over a matte lipstick or liptint. Space Trip would look amazing over a black or purple matte lipstick, and Girls Night Pink over a pink. I will post looks like these on my instagram in the future. 

Will I repurchase? To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of glosses in the first place because I used to wear them to death as a teen and my grandpa told me I look like I stole bacon. It put me off of ever wearing them, but when companies come out with something so seemingly awesome, I fall, and I know I shouldn’t.

That’s it from me. I’m going to crawl into my black lipstick loving corner, sip my tea, and be sad.

xoxo

Amanda

Peripera Pearly Night Space Globe Ink Velvet Tint Review

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Hello Everyone

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:

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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:

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

Here are the swatches:

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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

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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

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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?

Xoxo

Amanda