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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

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3 Days Love Skincare Treatment Review


Hello Everyone

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:

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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.

love

Amanda

 

Oxygen Ceuticals Facial Treatment (My experience)

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Hello Everyone

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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

Amanda

Mediheal Dress Code Blue Mask Review

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Hello Guys

I’ve been intrigued by these masks for the longest time, as they have been all over instagram, but I just for the life of me couldn’t get my hands on them. I actually went out looking for them, but it was all in vain. To cut a long story short I found them very unexpectedly at Incheon International Airport, in one of their little curio shops. They only had the blue and the purple so I grabbed two of each.  As far as I know there are also red and black ones and maybe some others in this line, which I’ll try to get my hands on as well. Some of you may know that I dearly love to try dramatic sheet masks. They are fun and make you look awesome, instead of making you look like the Groke. I’ve tried masks that are like these but just plain black and only focusing on the eye areas. I’ve also tried an Etude House one that made me look like Batman. These are like intricate masquerade ball masks and they really are more girly, but I love it.

This is what they look like in the packaging.

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I will write a review on the purple one once I’ve tried it.

Here is a picture of the back of the mask, with a list of the ingredients, and the instructions.

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This is the first sheet mask from Mediheal that I’ve tried, that is a full face mask. I’ve tried their three step nose patches and I have a few of their charcoal eye masks in my stash that I still need to try and review for you. I must say for W2000 a piece, these are far superior to the average w1000 mask, and I was not holding my breath because companies usually charge more for colour printed masks than they do for the clear ones. Animal masks for example can go for up to 3 times the price, just because it’s an animal mask. These are definitely value for money though and I am very happy I eventually found them.

This is what it looked like applied to my face:

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They say one should never smile while wearing a face mask, since it could cause wrinkles, but I must say my heart is smiling.

This is what the mask looked like after I removed it:

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I really appreciate the art and the effort behind these masks, and they can cheer you up no matter what mood you’re in. This mask did a great job of moisturizing my face without feeling too oily. I believe the blue one says BERRY, I’d imagine blueberry. The texture of the liquid is not too milky but not too gel like either. Just right,a nd there was a lot of product left in the foil packet which I used to rub into my neck, decolletage and breasts. They would make great christmas stocking stuffers and I like that you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on a few of them.

That’s it from me.

lots of love

Amanda

 

 

 

 

4D Horse Fat Essence Mask

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First off, I know the horse fat in the title is off putting, but I honestly bought the mask before I realised it actually contained horse fat. I then did some research and found that horse fat is actually something that is used in many skincare products because for years it has been known to do wonders for wrinkle prevention and the general care and maintenance of healthy skin. They claim that horse oil is very similar to human sebum and that’s why it works so well on our skin.

I was more intrigued by the concept of a four dimensional mask. And although the mask is still technically 2 dimensional in its shape as a flat sheet mask, I understand the concept because this mask doesn’t just cover the face, but it comes with loops that wrap under the chin and hook on the ears.

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It kind of looks like an alien in a textbook I used to teach from here in Korea. But this is what it looks like ones applied:

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As you can tell it the first layer already hooks on the ears, but then the bandages that wrap under the chin also hook on the ears, so the mask covers the entire face area, even under the chin and behind the ears. I must say, as someone with very very small ears, I don’t know if this will fit everyone’s face very well. It was a tight stretch for me.

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I felt a bit like the troll meme character.

It was overall a lovely experience. I’m always up for a new adventure and a new mask. I bought this at Daiso for w1000, and I have another one called the Bird’s Nest 4D mask, so reviews will be up for it soon as well.

Here are the ingredients:

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I won’t be repurchasing because I’m systematically going vegan, and this goes against my beliefs. The product did do what it said it would, but I’m sure they could’ve found good oils in plants rather than in animals. That doesn’t sit well with me.

Have you had any experience with 4d sheet masks? How did you find them?

xox

Amanda

Zoo Cat Real Mask Review

 

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Today I will be sharing another sheet mask experience with you. I told you I was going to inundate you. 😉 I was given this mask as a freebie at a shop in Myeongdong called Mask Story. I picked up some eye masks from them, and this was the mask they gave me at the door. I’ve never tried an animal or character mask before, because they usually cost 3 times the price and does the exact same thing, other than making you feel cute for the 20-30 minutes of wearing time. I thought I’d try this one for fun and I must say I have really been pleasantly surprised at the results.

First off, here is what the product looks like: (this is what it looked like after I removed it, but I wanted you to see this before seeing what it looked like on me.)

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I really like the design of this one, and I think they did a pretty good job of making it look like the picture on the packaging, considering that it can’t have big massive ears.

This is what it looked like on me:

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I tried to portray the image of a clawing cat, and I was coincidentally dressed in a smart vintage collared shirt.

The instructions say to cleanse your face thoroughly and then apply the mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. The mask didn’t dry  up by the time I took it off, but my skin felt so amazingly moisturized and nourished afterwards.

People say that animal masks are usually not that great, but I must say this one really did impress me. I do have an oily T zone, and I did feel like my nose was a little more oily than it needed to be, so I’d recommend this for people with dry to normal skin, but in saying that, I’m still willing to go out and buy a few of these because they made my skin feel lovely.

Have you ever used an animal mask? Which ones would you recommend I try out for my blog? Please let me know in the comment section below.

 

xox

Amanda

 

Etude House Kissful Tint Choux Review

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

You can probably tell that I am trying my best to get an open mind about lip tints by trying all the ones I can get my hands on. I must say with working an 32 hour work week at a kindergarten, liptints are just fantastic because they hardly need any reapplications, if any at all.

Today I will be reviewing the Etude House Kissful Tint Choux. Here is their image for the product line.

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Firstly I wanted to find out what the ‘choux’ means in French, but it actually means cabage so it’s not related. ‘Chu’ however is the word they use for the sound of a kiss in Korean comics, so I’m thinking that would be a better bet. They usually start off with a limited selection of tint colours in a line and then slowly expand over the years, which to me is a brilliant concept. They scope out which colours appeal the most to their customers and the expand on those.

The colour that I got is #2 Pink Choux (호핑크 슈). This is what it looks like:

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Here is the swatch on my arm:

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This is what it looks like on my lips when first applied:

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It’s definitely quite glossy at first, but dries to be a lovely pink lip stain. 

What are you thoughts on lip tints? Do you prefer them to lipsticks? Let me know in the comment section.

xoxo

Amanda