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Peri Pera Sugar Glow Tint Entire Line Review

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Hello Everyone

I’m finally back after the move and today I will be sharing one of my favourite brands with you. Peripera is known for their inwell themed makeup. You can find almost all of their products are packaged in inkwells, from mascara, to foundation, to their ever so famous lip tints. As a writer, the idea of having all of your makeup in inkwells really appeals to me.

Their most famous tint line, Peri’s Ink, comes in a variety to colours and finishes that all come in beautiful black ink wells. Sugar Glow Tint has a slightly different theme as their containers are larger, clear inkwells with a line of  5 new tints.

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Here are what the swatches look like:

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The are from left to right:

#1 Strawberry Sweet

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Strawberry Sweet is by far the most popular of the line and it was actually hard for me to track it down. I bought the collection at the time when they were having a sale and I had to visit 3 different stores to find it. It’s a buildable pinup red and of all the 5 in the collection I find this one to be the most universally flattering.

#2 Grapefruit Spirit 

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Grapefruit Spirit is a vivid orange, and it is perfect for spring and summer and can even be worn in fall because of its Jack O lantern colour.

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Pink Melon is a toned down peach with both pink and orange undertones, perfect for spring.

 

 

#4 Sweet and Sour

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Sweet and Sour looks like a pastel orange in the container, but will wear differently on the lips because of its opacity. Your own lip colour will play a big part in what the end results will look like. I have rosy undertones so it wears more pink on my lips.

#5 Cherry Pie Filling

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Cherry Pie filling is the perfect barbie pink and can be toned down by wearing only a light touch, or toned up by wearing more layers. I like that it is the only cool tone in the line and stands bold just like it should as a bright pink.

That’s it from me for now. I will be on here with more Peripera love among other brands.

xoxo

Amanda

 

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Lime Crime Metallic Velvetines Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

If you follow me on instagram you will know that I have lately become quite obsessed with Lime Crime as a brand in its entirety. I use their Pony hair colour to dye the bleached section of my hair purple, and I’ve been obsessing over their Velvetines liquid lipsticks ever since I bought my first one. I will definitely be adding to this review since I really want all of colours they have, but I will only be covering my collection of their Metallic Velvetines today, or else this blog will get really long.  Lime Crime is an independant Vegan and cruelty free makeup  brand. In the dog eat dog world of the makeup industry, it’s really hard to find brands that are truly vegan and cruelty free, since a lot of brands make false claims about their products. I am happy to say that Lime Crime is legitimately what they claim to be. So if you’re done with contributing to the abuse and exploitation of animals, this is the brand for you.

Red Hot was one of the first ones I got along with some of their Matte Velvetines and one of their Perlees lipsticks. I can tell just from searching it on Instagram that it is massively popular and it stands to reason. It is a metallic pin up red, and some of you may know that the metallic lipstick trend that our mothers used to wear is all the rage again, and I couldn’t be happier. I actually had to put off reviewing this lipstick because I wore it to death, and one of my students stole it from my desk at school. I know who she is, because she has recently stopped greeting me and I have seen that one of a kind red sheen on her lips all too often ever since. I had to actually reorder it and then that order got stolen in the mail and Lime Crime actually sent me another order as compensation. So after all that, I finally have my baby back and I am wearing it to death all over again.


Eclipse was given to me for free when I made an order through their site in August during the all American eclipse. I originally wanted Raisin Hell which I believe to be a more deep plum as compared to Eclipse’s burgundy. It looks quite vampy on my almost wall paint white skin, but I’ve gotten so many compliments on it, and so many inquiries as to where I bought it, that I know it’s a hit even on me.


Posh was just a straight up must have for me since I have an obsession with all things violet or deep purple. It’s not to say that it’s the most flattering colour on me, but I feel like I can full off much more with my blue black hair than I used to when I was a cherry blonde.


Mermaid’s Grotto I just had to get because I’ve been dying to do a Snow Queen (Not Elsa, but Narnia or Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen) look for the longest time, and I thought it would be the perfect lipstick for it. Wait for it 😉 I’ll put pictures up on Instagram once I do the look. I am also a mermaid by heart so the mermaid theme of this lipstick and the rest of the collection really appeals to me.

Serpentina:

This is another special addition Ans or came out with two other colours:  Blue Flame and Nightshade. Serpentia was a best selling lipstick in the nineties, but had been discontinued ever since and people have been begging them to bring it back. They did off course bring it back but in liquid form, and for a limited time only. Serpentia is a metallic bottle green with find gold shimmer. It might not be the most conventional colour, but there are many folks like myself who see makeup as an artistic expression, and don’t always go for the regular lipstick shades.

There you have it folks. I will most likely be updating this blog in the near future since they currently have an 85% sale and I have a discount code card.

For more information, click on Lime Crime. Also let me know if there are any of their products you’d like for me to review.

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 Toning Gel Review

oxygen-ceuticalsHello Everyone

I’m back with another Oxygen Ceuticals review for you. Today I’ll be reviewing their Toning Gel, which is their 2nd step in a 10-11 step regime. I posted a review on their Purifying Foam Wash this week. (Click on the blue words to open the link.)

Oxygen Ceuticals is a Korean skin brand that provides facials, skincare treatments, infrared, lifts, scalp treatments, scar treatments, burn healing treatments etc. They use oxygen in all of their procedures, and not only do they use state of the art equipment, they have also created extremely successful skincare products that can be used as aftercare treatments or regular skincare regimes for people who want to take the best possible care of their skin. Here is the article that I wrote about my experience. Some of you may know that I’ve been asked to review some of their products, so although this is a sponsored blog, I want you to know that I will always give my 100% honest opinions.

This is what the product look like:

And the back:

Their packaging are all pretty generic but they come in different shapes and sizes. This particular tube is slightly skinnier than the facial wash. I like how their shapes and sizes are all a bit different so that it doesn’t get too daunting when you have several of them that look similar.

After washing your face with the facial wash of your choice, apply a pea sized amount of the gel to your hands and spread it evenly across the face. I personally focused on the areas on and around the nose, and the forehead, as these are the areas with the most visible pores.

This is what a product looks like:

It’s quite a water gel, but not super watery. It’s really the consistency that I like, because if it’s too thick then it’s too oily and if it’s too watery then it just runs out too fast.

All of these products have a lovely smell.

Here is a list of the ingredients. As you can tell there are many ingredients that are known to be beneficial for the skin.

I will be posting more pictures of my face in a week or two since I just posted one in my previous Oxygen Ceuticals review, and off course I’m using the products at the same time so the results are an accumulation of not just one product, but all of the ones I listed. Although I am confident that they will perform well on their own, or mixed into your favourite daily routine. 

I have honestly never used high end Korean products, but the results of these on my skin have been noticeable after only 3 days. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to manage going back to my regular routine when these run out. 

That’s it for me. Till probably tomorrow, since I have so much to share with you. 

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 

 

Oka (Wrinkle Care) Mask Review 

Hello everyone

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

xox

Amanda

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