Review: Mist Toner (Pyunkang Yul)

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This product was sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

I have so many bottles of mists at home (some new and some half way through) but I love them so much that I’m always keen to try out new ones – and when I saw this Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner, I knew that this would be perfect for me! This is a skin toner and I’m all for putting any water type product into a spray bottle.

StyleKorean sent me this to review and, so far, I’ve used it for just over a week at a minimum of twice a day. The bottle that I have is a 100mL bottle (which you can buy for USD$14.40) – this is the smaller size which is great if you just want to test it out first or if you’re after a travel size. Otherwise, there is also a 200mL bottle which is a better deal at USD$21.60 and would be best to keep at home.

So this review is going to be fairly straight forward but I do want to do a proper introduction to the Pyunkang Yul brand so… read on and get yourself ready!

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Diary: Myer Beauty Masterclasses | Meeting Tina Yong and Learning from YSL

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I found out about the Myer Masterclasses on Instagram via Tina Yong‘s Instagram – where she advertised that she would be holding some lessons at the department store that is close-ish to my work place. I really didn’t want to miss out on these, partly because I’m a big fan of her videos (and I’ve been binge watching the Tina Tries It series pretty often) and also because the prices were pretty good.

In addition to this class with Tina, I also chose to attend two other masterclasses with another two brands – YSL, which was on the same day, and MAC Cosmetics, which is next week. The brand masterclasses were AUD$25 each and the lesson with Tina Yong was AUD$50 – both of these classes also include gifts from the brands which more than make up for the cost of the seat.

Both of these classes have different topics. For Tina’s class, it was mainly about easy and useable daily make up tips (focusing on a fresh and radiant look) which are suitable for people on the go. I ended up attending these class with two of my friends but I went to the YSL class alone – this was more about night time make up and introduced a lot of the YSL brand (and I love their brand).

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Review: Mood Recipe Multi Eye Color Palette #Plot Twist (3CE)

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This product was sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

For quite a while, I’ve been focussing my attention onto Western eyeshadows and while I have tried out a few Korean palettes lately, most of them have been a bit disappointing for me. Rather than the formulas being bad, I actually think that it’s because the products are catered to a different look to what I usually do now.

I prefer blendable and highly pigmented colours, with a variety of formulas and shades. Typically, I would use a minimum of three shades on my eyes and I find it a bit difficult to build full eye looks that I’m satisfied with with smaller palettes. However, since Korean beauty trends favour light washes of colour and natural looks, I find that their eyeshadows tend to be softer and generally stay within a more easy to use colour spectrum. Personally, I prefer to use Western eye shadows but there are some Korean brands that do really great colour eye products – my favourite of which is 3CE!

3CE recently expanded their popular Mood Recipe line with more lipsticks, blushers and also an eyeshadow palette! This isn’t the first one that they’ve done, but they really don’t do them often and it is the first time that they’ve had this 3×3 format. They’re called the Mood Recipe Multi Eye Color Palette and I have it in Plot Twist – there are three in total: this one, an all matte palette and also a more rose toned palette. This was sent to me for review by StyleKorean and you can get this, as well as a really good range of other 3CE products, from their website where it sells for USD$50.40

Before you do that though, let’s get into this review where I want to talk about the product, show you the shades as well as share my personal experiences and recommendations about this.

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Review: Red Serum (Medicube)

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It has actually been so long since I received this product to try out and I’ve been putting off writing this review simply because it wasn’t terrible, but it also didn’t give me any marked results. I was planning on scrapping this review completely until I recently used the Red Serum again because of a massive break out that I was having after my Vietnam holiday – and, clearly, the results were enough to inspire me to write this.

This product is part of Medicube’s super hyped and popular Red Line – which is a specialised collection for acne prone skin. To be honest, I didn’t expect to see many results from their skin products only because I don’t usually have issues with acne. This situation was a rare care where I spent a few weeks in completely foreign weather conditions and only armed with my most basic skincare. The result was a really bad break out on my chin that stayed for weeks on end. I tried so many things to fix it but nothing did until this.

For a few days, I used this in conjunction with By Wishtrend TECA 1% Barrier Cream and already saw remarkable results. Another week or two and my break out (which I had struggled with for over a month) was virtually gone.

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Review: Duo Color Face Blush (3CE)

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I bought this product with my own money from the official store. However, this post also contains affiliate links as an alternative shopping recommendation. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

As well all know, and something that I personally admit all the time, I am absolute trash for 3CE products. Every time they release something new, I am crazy obsessed with wanting to try it out and – out of so many Korean brands – they make some of my top favourite colour cosmetics! They’re always very pigmented with a great, quality formula and their packaging design is totally my style. It’s very simple but trendy, without being cheap looking.

Out of all of their products, I am a massive fan of their blushers in particular. I love how they blend on my skin as well as the buildable pigmentation, so after trying out one of the Duo Color Face Blushes a while ago, I took advantage of Sephora’s VIP sale (which gave us up to 60% off on select items depending on how much we spent) and grabbed an addition two of the duos.

I did check online and, aside from the official Stylenanda website where they have all of their products (and where they sometimes do free international shipping), I don’t have a lot of websites that sell these duo blushes. Instead, you can check out StyleKorean if you want to check out their recent Mood Recipe blushes or BeautyTap if you want to see their original blushes – both of which are absolutely A+!

Now, let’s get into my review!

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Review: AHA Scaling Cream (Nakeup Face)

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This product was sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

I was seeing this cream from Nakeup Face all over my Facebook feed and I was so curious to test it out, but the title Scaling Cream felt really intimidating – not to mention that I had no idea what it even was. However, I did keep it at the back of my mind and I recently checked out the StyleKorean website to find out what it is.

It turns out that this product is a AHA Scaling Cream – it is essentially a chemical exfoliator in the form of a night cream. It helps to remove dead skin cells, keratin and sebum (which block pores) and to help with skin balance and tone. It comes in two concentrations, 5% and 10%, both of which StyleKorean had generously sent me to review in order to determine what sort of routine and system best worked for my skin type. As reference, I have combination skin which can be both dry and oily in different areas or times. The cream is currently selling for USD$21.03–24.30 on their website, so definitely go and check it out while they are also having sales and special coupons available.

All of that said, let’s go right into the review!

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Review: Bon Cleansing Foam (Sooryehan)

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Korean skincare is most well known for their high quality ingredients, especially when it comes to more traditional products such as fermented rice, ginseng and herbs. They are generally found in brands that are a little bit pricier and so I have only tried out a few of them. One of my favourite ingredients would have to be rice, since I’m a big fan of anything with brightening properties, but one that I have definitely stayed away from is Ginseng. Ginseng can be a very interesting ingredient and is one that my mother enjoys, but I’ve always disliked the scent of it and so I can’t bring myself to use it on my face.

How interesting is it then that I’m now testing out this new Sooryehan cleanser (this is the Bon Cleansing Foam) which contains ginseng extract and my favourite thing about it is the scent?! I received this to review from BB Cosmetic and it is currently selling on their website for USD$18 (discounted from USD$23.99). Their online store also has free international shipping with no minimum purchase, and you can also get an additional 8% off with my code (which I don’t make money from, but will bring down that cart total): QAL3F6ZA8YZ

It is rather expensive for a cleanser, to be honest, so let’s get right into my experiences with this product!

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Review: Blur Filter Powder (3CE)

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This product was sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

I have a new favourite setting powder, and I think that I’m going to be using this for a long time! Since I have combination skin that starts off dry and gets quite oily during the day, I don’t go a single day without setting my make up. Usually, I would be relying on sprays for this but – on occasion – I have tried powders too. There are a few that I like but, generally, I feel like powders sit on top of my skin and can make my foundation look cakey. However, I was really excited with this product because it is absolutely perfect for fixing foundation in place, it gives your skin a super soft finish and it is finely milled enough that it blends right into your skin.

This is the Blur Filter Powder from 3CE that I’ve been looking at since their launched this 3CE Studio collection but I’ve been a little hesitant because it is a loose powder. Although I find that they’re effective, I’m not a fan of the mess and the difficulty with carrying it around. Generally, I use pressed powders instead. However, because the packaging for this was so cute and also because I was interested in the duo colours, I still wanted to try this.

This was sent to me for review purposes by StyleKorean and it is currently selling on their website for USD$19.53 – definitely check out their website if you’re keen to try this out or looking for a new setting powder! And with that, let’s get on with the review.

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Review: Dear My Lips (Etude House)

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Like a lot of Etude House products, I had been eying the Dear My Lips lipsticks for a while but I hadn’t really tried them out yet. The idea of being able to pick your own lipstick case and shade seemed really fun, especially for someone like myself who is so pedantic about packaging design. I really liked some of the original cases, which were really graphic and had an almost pop art aesthetic.

For their Holiday Collection (which was released in December and I’m still here reviewing in January because why not?) they released a few galaxy themed cases and also some limited edition shades. When I was in store, I ended up picking two of their cases and one of the limited edition colours and one from the permanent collection (since I felt like some of the holiday shades were similar to what I already owned). One of these has a metallic finish and the other is matte.

So, for today’s review, I’m just going to give you a quick look and what I got and give you my thoughts on the product. This is really only applicable for these two shades, since I feel like Etude House formulas often change according to the colour. I’m super keen to try out more of these in the future and I’ll keep posting more as I do too.

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Review: Carbonic Sebum Kill Mist (So Natural)

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This product was sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

I am one of those people who absolutely lives by mist products. Whether it is for hydrating or if they’re setting sprays, I have a bunch of them sitting on my vanity, more back ups on my shelf… and I’m also always carrying one or two smaller ones in my bag. It’s safe to say that I love these products and, when I saw this on the StyleKorean website I was super excited. This is the Carbonic Sebum Kill Mist from So Natural – one of the newer brands that they started selling at the end of 2017.

According to the website, So Natural is a brand that is centred around a naturalistic philosophy where products are formulated to strength skin’c natural properties – it is ‘informed by nature and formulated with science’. Personally, I think that this is a really great approach to take when it comes to skincare so I’m keen to try a few different things from them.

This product is a sebum controlling fact mist that claims to also tighten up pores. I tried it out alone, underneath my make up and on top of it – I definitely took my time with experimenting this the uses of this product. This product is available on the StyleKorean website for USD$15.79 and they also have a wide range from So Natural to check out.

And, without further ado, let’s get right into it!

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