Review: Real Cica Pad (Neogen)

Neogen Dermalogy Real Cica Pads Kbeauty Review

This product was provided to me by Neogen for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

It took me so long to start using these Real Cica Pads (because I have so many others open that I didn’t want anything to go to waste) but they’re so good that I regret waiting so long. I don’t know why I’m surprised though because Neogen’s Wine Peeling Pads are a favourite of mine – which I tend to save for when I want a special treatment for my skin. However, after using these, I think I might have a new favourite!

These were sent to me by Neogen for review, so I didn’t actually know what they were until I went to check. They are essentially another skin peeling/exfoliating pad that also soothes and recovers irritated skin – meaning that it’s suitable for all skin types. They’re similar to the ones that I tried before, but more gentle and don’t seem to have the more abrasive, manual exfoliation side like the peeling pads. Instead, these are meant for daily use.

So, let’s kick right into this review because I’m really excited to be sharing this product and recommending this to others!

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Review: Sugar Glow Tint (Peripera)

Peripera Sugar Glow Tint Kbeauty StyleKorean Review

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.

As happens basically all the time, I got suckered into a product by the packaging and promotional photos again. I’ve talked extensively about how much I love Peripera lip products, so I don’t think I’ll need to repeat myself here. These are the newer Sugar Glow Tint – a subtle glossy tint that I recently came across on Instagram. I hadn’t seen it available at many online stores yet, most likely because it’s fairly new, but I saw that StyleKorean had them in stock so they sent over some for me to review.

I received these before I went on holidays, so this was another product that I took with me travelling and so I’ve tried it out for a long time. I don’t find myself reaching for it every day because I usually prefer a bolder colour, but I do enjoy it when I wear it and like to keep it in my bag every day.

This product comes in five shades and is currently selling for USD$9.24 on the website, a fairly average price for their lip colours. StyleKorean also has all five of the shades available, so definitely check all of them out.

And, without any further rambling from me, let’s get into my review!

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Review: Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum (Purito)

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum

This product was provided to me by Purito for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

One of my absolute favourite skincare ingredients after Vitamin C, is most definitely Hyaluronic Acid – and I’m sure that I’m one of many. Hyaluronic Acid (or HA) is an essential part of your skin, one that gradually depletes as skin ages allowing for wrinkles and dryness. So, it only makes sense that we support our skin by returning this essential ingredient. HA is most well known for it’s hydration properties. Being able to hold up to 1000 times it’s weight in water, it essentially helps with water retention and can give your face a plump, healthy and hydrated appearance. Because of this, it naturally also helps with refining skin/reducing wrinkles and – allegedly – also helping it to recover from acne or other skin issues.

Now, I know that that first part read like a text book entry, but bear with me because after learning the importance of Hyaluronic Acid in your every day routine, I also want to now go on and introduce a product from Purito called the Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum! I was given the opportunity to try out a couple of their products and this is the last one that I will be trialling this time around. With all of their products being 10 free (i.e no parabens, ethanol, surfactant, artificial colourant etc) and being made from natural and skin-safe ingredients, their brand would be perfect for this sort of product.

Hyaluronic Acid is the type of product that I would aim to implement into my daily routine. I tried this product out over the course of two weeks and I saw very obvious improvements in my complexion versus on days when I didn’t use it. I really think that this is a simple and very effective HA product! It is currently selling on the Purito website for USD$16.15 but… before I send you to the website, here’s my full review!

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Review: Water Gel Tint (Peripera)

Peripera Tint Water Gel Kbeauty Lip Review

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

Are you more of a lip tint or a lipstick sort of person? I had actually never used a lip tint until I got into Korean make up and I actually think that this is a product type that’s quite unique to Asian cosmetics. You see more products like this in Australia now but Western formulations are always more like a gloss and less like a stain – of course, this most likely comes down to differences in style.

Personally, I tend to use a wide range of products and formulas, all dependent on my mood and the overall look. I find that tints are best for days when I want a lightweight but vibrant lip colour, and not having to worry too much about retouching it. Also, since my make up style also varies, I do think that tints are best suited to Asian style or more natural looks.

Out of all of the lip tints that I’ve tried (and trust me, there are so many), the one brand that’s never let me down is Peripera! I started out with their original lip inks – there were only five colours back then – and now both their range and my collection has been greatly expanded. They had a wide range of different formulas, shades and really cute packaging.

One of the new ones that I haven’t tried before is the Water Gel Tint – and I’ve finally tried it out! I have been mostly avoiding it because I’m not very fond of water tint formulas – they tend to be too thin and a bit drying for me, but I wanted to give these a shot. I bought two of the shades – Redbeanpress and Beetpress – and they were both the perfect choice for me.

So, read on for my full review!

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Review: Pure Vitamin C Serum (Purito)

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Pure Vitamin C Serum

This product was provided to me by Purito for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

I was meaning to write this review for the Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum a while ago, but I was hanging back to give this product more time to treat my skin. As I have mentioned in the past, hyper pigmentation and brightening is a big concern of mine – genetically, I am prone to dark spots and so even the tiniest marks on my skin make me worry. Of course, I know that there’s nothing wrong with it, but I still want to do the best I can to maintain my skin.

So, while discussing with Purito about my skin concerns, I decided to try out their Pure Vitamin C Serum. This product is to be used at night (as I would recommend for all Vit C products) and it also contains Hyaluronic Acid for hydration. I’ve actually seen a lot of positive reviews for this online and it seems to have worked well for other people but… alas, it’s unfortunate that this isn’t for me.

I haven’t had any negative side effects and I did notice that my skin was more hydrated and supple. However, since Purito skincare products are formulated to be safe and also suitable for sensitive skin, I’m thinking that this isn’t strong enough for my skin type. However, I still wanted to write this review because I think that other people (such as those with sensitive skin) may still be interested in trying this out – it will likely be more effective for you than me.

Anyway, read below for my full thoughts on this product as well as details on the formulation!

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Review: Layering Cover Cushion (Laneige)

Laneige Layering Cover Cushion Kbeauty StyleKorean Review

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.

The promotional video for this Layering Cover Cushion sold me so quickly – I am a total Lee Sungkyung fangirl (though who doesn’t find that lady absolutely charming?) and I’m also a huge fan of Laniege products. In fact, their Whitening cushion is one of my HG products, along with IOPE, and I’ve lost count of how many of them I already have. I even developed a habit of collecting their limited edition holiday cases which is… perhaps a little detrimental to my wallet.

Either way, I was super keen to try out this cushion but, since it is a fairly new release, I hadn’t found many places online that sold it – and the new Sephora release in Australia only included the traditional cushion. When I was looking through the StyleKorean website though, I saw that they had it in stock and I jumped at the chance to review this!

Since I received this product close to the time I was going overseas, I actually brought this cushion with me on holidays and I used it while I was there (including cold New York weather, hot Floridian weather and even the freezing in Canada). I was really surprised at how well it had held up and, regardless of the mixed reviews that I’ve seen for this product, Laneige still remains at the top of my list!

This cushion is selling on StyleKorean for USD$25.12 (on sale from  USD$35.89). At the moment, only two of the shades are available (#13 and #11, so the paler shades) but the full, internationally available range consists of 8 shades – which is incredible for a Korean cushion!

So, click onto their website if you’d like to get the product yourself or read on to see my review first!

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Review: Real Fresh Foam Cleanser (Neogen)

Neogen Dermalogy Real Fresh Foam Blueberry Cleanser Kbeauty Review

This product was provided to me by Neogen for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

I’m back in Sydney! It’s my first night back here and I’m still exhausted from the flight and time difference – there’s also so much unpacking to do – but I wanted to get a head start on some of these reviews that I was meaning to write even before I left. First off is this Real Fresh Foam Cleanser that I received in my PR package from Neogen back in March. I had actually been testing it out since then so I thought that I’d already done this write up… but I hadn’t. Oops.

This one is a foam cleanser that had first caught my eye a long time ago, but I had been holding back on using it because there are real fruits/food inside of it – it’s mostly a personal thing that visible pulp or seeds freak me out a little. It comes in four types – Green Tea, Cranberry, Blueberry and Cereal.

I have to say that this is the first time that I’ve seen cereal (fermented grains) used like this in a cleanser, so that’s very interesting. For the sake of this review however, I was sent the Blueberry type and I was using it daily up until I left for LA. It’s definitely a good one and I’ll be continuing to use it until I finish up.

Read on for the full details and review!

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Diary: BONIIK & The Face Shop Sydney Brand Ambassador

Event Boniik Sydney The Face Shop Kbeauty Blogger Ambassador Night

We don’t have many kbeauty sources here in Sydney, or our selection in general can be rather small in comparison to other countries, so you can imagine my excitement for this! I was recently chosen as one of the new Brand Ambassadors for The Face Shop Sydney/BONIIK and we had a welcome night around two weeks ago – and it was so good. I wanted to write this post before I left for US/Canada but time hasn’t been on my side, so here I am finishing it in my Montreal hotel.

The Face Shop Sydney specifically is very close to my heart. Years ago when I first got into Korean beauty, we only have extremely limited choices here in Sydney and I didn’t shop online back then either. From their store, I got my first bb cream (the Power Perfection) and my first HG eyeliner (there was a gel liner crayon that lasted really well on my eyes). I don’t use either of these products anymore, but it’s still a significant part of my beauty journey.

The BONIIK store, on my other hand, was opened recently by the same people. Meeting the manager, she explained that this store (which carries a wide range of different brands and products, ranging from smaller brands like 23 Years Old to high end brands like Hera) came to fruition as a response to changes in how people view beauty now – in the past, people wanted to be loyal to a single brand and would buy everything from the same line, hence the popularity of one brand stores. However, people are now more interested in trying different products and exploring their options.

For that, I can definitely agree. I love walking into stores that have a large range of products and, even when I find something that I love, I’m always on the look out to see if I’ll find something that I love more. On this note, I think that BONIIK has definitely hit the spot and I’m excited to show you more photos of the store! Of course, if you’re not based in Australia, you can also shop their range online so check that out too – click here.

Event Boniik Sydney The Face Shop Kbeauty Blogger Ambassador Night

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Review: Dolly Eye Ice Melon Pink (Uniqso)

Uniqso Circle Contact Lens Review Dolly Eye Ice Melon Pink

This product was provided to me by Uniqso for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

It’s been a while since I did a circle lens post but, granted, I haven’t been wearing them much! Too much time is front of the computer still, but I’ve finally started to use eye drops so I’m hoping that that helps my dry eyes. Today though, I’m finally going to be writing about this pair that Uniqso sent me a couple of weeks ago. I have reviewed products from them twice in the past (which you can read here and here) and I have enjoyed their prompt customer service and emails in general. Their new website is also pretty easy to navigate.

That being said, I do find that their range of circle lenses tend to be more dramatic. They primarily target a cosplay audience, so the number of subtle, daily lenses that they have is a bit limited. In the past, I reviewed two of their more natural coloured ones (I love the Gray Sweety Charm ones) and so I chose something a bit more stand out today.

These are the Dolly Eye Ice Melon lenses in Pink. They don’t really have photos of them on the website, but I thought that I would try these out on a whim. This design of lenses also come in Blue, Brown, Green, Gray and Violet.

And so, let’s get on with this review!

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Review: Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow (Stila)

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Beauty Review

Every time that I try to tell someone about how much I love the Stila Magnificent Metals, I always get frustrated that photos can’t capture the real beauty of these. I have three at the moment – only two of which are photographed here because I took these photos ages ago and just haven’t gotten around to writing this post – but I’m really wanting to get more of them. They’re a liquid eyeshadow, a formula that I don’t usually reach for, but they’re also super easy to work to, dries down well and have a great range of colours and finishes. They have the Shimmer & Glow, which is more of a metallic satin but I’ve been leaning towards the Glitter & Glow because they’re packed full of glitter and duo-chrome beauty.

In Australia, these are selling at Mecca for AUD$35, or if you’re living elsewhere, they are available on the Stila website for USD$24. As with the Mecca Price Promise (though I know there are certain brands that set their own RRP and aren’t under this) the pricing here is actually very close to the American when you take into account tax and exchange rates. That being said, AUD$35 is still quite a lot of money to spend on a single liquid eyeshadow but I just want to share a quick review on why I love these, why I’ll continue to invest in them and who I would recommend to also check them out.

And… here’s for the review!

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