Review: A’Bloom (Althea)

Althea Korea A'Bloom Kbeauty Review

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Althea Korea is absolutely killing it with their new releases. Aside from the great curation that they have on their website, I have also been really enjoying the products from their exclusive (i.e. in-house) brands – from super creamy and pigmented lip tints, to a lightweight and velvet-soft sunscreen, it seems like they are taking all of the right steps! Although I haven’t loved everything (their Milk Peel Cream Mask was not a favourite of mine, although many others enjoy it), I am generally really excited when ever they have new product launches.

In the past, all of their exclusive releases have been under their main Althea Collection (which includes their Bare Essentials and Petal Velvet line) but this one is a little bit different in that they just launched a new brand!

This is called A’Bloom and is like the more cute, fun and youthful little sister to the core brand. At the moment, the range consists of four fruit based sheet masks (Watermelon, Peach, Avocado and Lemon Lime), the BHA Blackhead Blaster and two Meringue Puffs (in either the Baby size or the Giant). Prices are ridiculously affordable with sheet masks starting at 10 for USD$3.50 (or 50 cents if bought individually) and the most expensive item is the BHA Blackhead Blaster which is still a steal at USD$4. This range is definitely great if you’re on a budget or just want to try out something new that won’t break the bank.

So, I was lucky enough to have been sent the entire range to test out so let’s get into this review. I want to go into every single item here for you! Let’s go!

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Review: Cicapair Calming Mask (Dr Jart+)

Dr Jart+ Cicapair Calming Mask Lets Face It Kbeauty Review

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After finding out that I’m a fan of Dr Jart+ products – in particular their masks – Let’s Face It sent me an extra mask from their line to try out! I wanted to use this much earlier but with how crazily busy my life has been lately (as you might notice from my stranger behaviour on Instagram), it’s been so difficult to even find an opportunity to sit down with a sheet mask. I did finally find a half hour to relax a little though – I was still working as I did so, but gave myself the time to also do some skincare – and I’m pretty happy with this!

This is the Cicapair Calming Mask from Dr Jart+ which wells for AUD$6.95. It is a bit high in comparison to some roadshop brands but I find that most masks from their brand can be a little bit more expensive – and are generally worth it. You can get this mask from Let’s Face It, along with others from the brand. Also check out my review of the new COSRX Calming Liquid Mild that they had also sent me to review earlier on.

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

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Review: Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask (Belif)

BONIIK Kbeauty Review Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask

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There are some brands out there that you hear about a lot but, somehow, never end up trying any of their products – whether it is because of the price or sometimes just because you never really have a chance to. For me, Belif falls into both of these categories. Although they are an independent brand, their price points can be a little bit expensive – not exorbitantly but just a little. In addition, I do have some of my favourite products, so I was never sure if I should be splurging a bit to test this out.

With my recent collaboration with BONIIK, I decided to pick up a tub of this Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask to try out. I did go a little bit over budget (from the store credit they gave me) so I guess this product is partly gifted (hmm). Belif’s most famous product is the True Cream Aqua Bomb, which is their original cult favourite, but I chose to try out something different from the same range instead – the Sleeping Mask. I did try out a lot of other products from BONIIK too and chose this exact product (as well as the Hanyul Watery Calming Gel) because I loved the texture of it and how it felt on my skin.

And I have to say that I have no regrets. I had a really great time testing out this product so I can say immediately that this is going to be a positive review. This is a really great quality product that delivers on their claims so I would definitely recommend checking this out – although they are more expensive than an average mid-tier road shop brand (like Laneige), it is definitely worth it if you are wanting to splurge a bit!

This product is currently selling for AUD$69 and, if you’d like to get your hands on this product, then check out the BONIIK website. If you are a Sydney-sider like myself, you can also drop into their stores at Westfield Sydney or World Square (Sydney CBD). Remember that you can use my code online and offline for 15% off your purchase too – valid until the end of March – OHMYSTELLAR15

So, let’s get right into this review!

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New Release & Review: Milk Peel Cream Mask (Althea)

Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Kbeauty Review

These products were provided to me by Althea for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

The Althea Exclusive range has been growing lately and I’m really lucky to get a first look at a lot of them. Many of the products I’ve tried have been centred around floral ingredients (such as the Petal Velvet Powder which I love), so I think that this milk-based formula is actually totally new to their range. I want to show you a new release called the Milk Peel Cream Mask which is a clay-type foam/whipped mask that promises to revitalise and hydrate skin.

I haven’t been using a lot of wash off masks lately, especially not clay masks, because I have been focusing more on cleansing my skin and then healing my break outs (via oil rebalancing). I was pretty keen to try this just because it is milk themed though – I have used milk based products in the past and really liked them. This product did surprise me though, in that it was not what I expected it to be.

This was released around two weeks ago and is now available at Althea for USD$9 – you can also get free shipping on all of the Althea Exclusive products with the code PBSHIP.

So, I’ll cut this rambling short and let’s just right into this.

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Review: OMG! Pulling & Peeling Kit (Double Dare)

Double Dare OMG Mask Kit StyleKorean Kbeauty 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.

Following up from my previous review, I figured that it’s time to write about this Double Dare kit that I also received from StyleKorean – and was obviously the most excited to try out because of the packaging. I actually tried this out before the three step mask so this was my first impression of the brand, and they definitely impressed me.

Although I received this package as a set, the products are actually sold individually on the website. You can get the OMG! Peeling Gel for USD$22 or the OMG! Pulling Gel for USD$15 (USD$28 if you want it with the mini brush too), They also have these really cute head bands (the OMG! Head Band) for USD$8 each – and they come in six different colours but, as if it is fate, I got the black one!

So, I’ll briefly go over this kit packaging and mostly talk about the products as individuals. Let’s get into it!

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Review: Platinum Green/Silver Facial Mask Kit (Double Dare)

Double Dare OMG Mask StyleKorean Kbeauty 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 Double Dare brand is a new one to StyleKorean and I was lucky enough to be sent over a couple of items so I could try them out and give my thoughts. I did get a big mask kit from them as well, which is actually a bit more exciting, but I wanted to write about these first because they’re faster to test out and gather my thoughts. This is a brand that I haven’t heard about before and, from what I can see, it seems that they are focusing on masking products – detoxers, peel offs, exfoliants etc. According to them, “All of our products were designed to nourish an adventurous spirit, and fuel a passion for discovery and innovation. Dare to discover a new way to think about looking and feeling beautiful with Double Dare.”

This is the Facial Mask Kit which is a three step detoxing mask, with the biggest selling point being the pretty chrome finish of the peel off mask. This is part of the OMG! Platinum Collection and is available in four different colours, but I will be showing the two that I have – the Platinum Green and Platinum Silver – primarily the green variant as I am saving the silver one for an IG Live video.

Being a three step mask kit, these are single use only and sell for USD$8.50 – they aren’t cheap in comparison to standard sheet masks, but are unique enough to justify the price. They’re not exorbitant either so, to be honest, I would buy it just to try it out. Anyway, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Aurora Pearl Eye Mask (KLAVUU)

Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Kbeauty Review StyleKorean

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 wasn’t always a big fan of the hydrogel eye mask but I have since been full converted. I usually use the Heimish Bulgarian Eye Patches every second night (or sometimes every) because I work on a computer the entire day – in general, my dark eye circles can be pretty intense and the skin around my eyes can also become very dehydrated easily. Those come in a tub and are relatively smaller pieces to target the under eye area – they’re more affordable for regular use.

If you want something that will target a larger area though, it is worth looking into individual eye masks. One of them, which I recently received from StyleKorean as part of their KLAVUU review package (read the overall post here) is their Personal Care Aurora Pearl Eye Mask in the Brightening and Revitalizing variation. These are currently selling for USD$5.24 which is a bit expensive, in my opinion, but still alright if they’re more of a special occasion product.

So, if you’re keen to read more about this product – let’s go! This is going to be a relatively concise one.

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Review: Back to Baby Mask – Nourishing Special (3CE)

3CE Back to Baby Mask Nourishing Special Kbeauty Review StyleKorean

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I had my eye on these sheet masks since they first came out, because I just love the packaging, but it’s taken me quite a while to actually get my hands on them. These are the 3CE Back to Baby Mask (in the Nourishing Special version), which come in a box set of three. They’re currently on sale at StyleKorean for USD$11.70, which is a great price because they usually sell for USD$19.50 which is pretty expensive but makes sense since this isn’t just a traditional sheet mask.

I’m a fan of the 3CE brand but, generally, have been more of a fan of their colour cosmetics – some of their base make up leaves a little to be desired, and they have only released limited skincare products. In addition to their white milk collection (which I liked the cream from but don’t really use anything else), they have now expanded on their Back to Baby line with these sheet masks!

I received these to review from StyleKorean and I was planning on waiting for a while longer, since I had some skin allergies last week, but I tried this mask on yesterday and my skin is feeling instantly better! So, click through to read my full review and if you want to check out the product, follow this link to the Baby to Baby Mask product page.

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Review: Shake & Shot Rubber Mask (Dr.Jart+)

Dr Jart Shake and Shot Shaking Rubber Soothing Luminous Shot Mask StyleKorean Kbeauty Review

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Okay so I finally tried this rubber mask out after staring at it in intimidation for the past week or two and, I swear, I am ready to stock myself up because I love this product so much! I have had a bad experience with a rubber mask in the past, where I took so long to try and combine the product that it solidified before I could use it, so I was really cautious about this. That being said, I think that I actually didn’t mix this up as evenly as I should have but it was still ridiculously effective. This product has honestly blown me away and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

So, this is the Shake & Shot Rubber Soothing Mask from Dr.Jart+, a Korean brand that has since also become very popular and trusted overseas. I personally haven’t tried anything from their brand before but I know that they’re especially popular for their skincare range, which is meant to be suitable for even sensitive skin and – of course – highly effective. Their rubber masks, which have that iconic creepy baby face, also went viral on Youtube and you’ll probably find reviews on it easily!

Their products can be a bit expensive, especially when you’re trying to buy their products overseas, but this mask is currently on sale at StyleKorean for USD$6.16. The full price is USD$12.35 and, to be honest, it is pretty expensive for a one use mask. However, it is really effective so I might still use these on special occasions. Or when my skin really needs it.

So, let’s jump right in!

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Review: Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch (Hemish)

Hydrogel Eye Patch Bulgarian Rose Water Heimish Kbeauty 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.

I have only used hydrogel eye masks a handful of times in my life, and it’s usually because someone’s given me a pack to try out. I actually really like hydrogel material masks, and I find the little eye ones really helpful to use while you’re working (or when you’d had a long day and just need to relax) – they tend to adhere really easily and, regardless of how effective the serum is, the gel is very cooling and good for depuffing eyes. The only thing that has always held me back is the cost of them!

Hydrogel masks in general tend to cost more than a standard cotton sheet mask, and with a product that I would want to use on most nights, the cost adds up very quickly. However, a great thing is that some brands have been releasing them in tubs instead of individual packs and these are a lot more cost efficient! One such product is the Heimish Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch; I previously tested out their Rose Water Mist Serum and, since I found that product to be very hydrating (and pleasant smelling), I figured that this would be a good way to go.

This product is selling on StyleKorean for USD$22 (which is similar in price to the Mist Serum) so you can definitely check it out there if you’re wanting to get this yourself. Otherwise, let’s just right into this review because this product is so aesthetic.

Hydrogel Eye Patch Bulgarian Rose Water Heimish Kbeauty Review

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