Brand Spotlight & Review: Huxley

Huxley StyleKorean Try me Review Me Kbeauty Skincare 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.

For people that follow me regularly (here or on Instagram), you will know that I do a lot of collaborations with StyleKorean – who are easily one of my favourite kbeauty stores to work with. They do a blogger program called the Try Me Review Me, which lets people trial and review different brands every month. If you’re a beauty lover or content creator, make sure that you’re following them on Instagram, which is where they typically announce these.

As soon as Huxley was announced, I jumped right onto this – I’m just so excited to dive back into their products. They left a great impression on me in the past and, even though it’s been at least a year since I tried something new from them, I was confident that they would do it again.

For this review, I’ll be reviewing the Oil Essence & Sahara Mask Set – this is available on StyleKorean for a limited time! All of the products are also available for purchase individually too but this set is a great gifting option for Christmas.

Jump onto StyleKorean if you’d like to check it out but, before that, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Intensive Moist/Firming/Radiance Sauce Modeling Mascream (Neogen SUR.MEDIC+)

Neogen Surmedic Modeling Mascream Skincare 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’m a big fan of modeling masks and the ones that I’ll be sharing with you today are actually from a brand that is both new and familiar to me! SUR.MEDIC+ is a brand developed by Neogenlab, so you will often see their products listed under the Neogen brand too. They are a “personal skin concierge,” using the concept of skincare first aid to develop products that are effective, easy to use and accessible anywhere. Their products cater to a variety of skin concerns too, so there’s a lot of choose from!

The masks that I will be trying out today are called the Intensive Moist/Firming/Radiance Sauce Modeling Mascream – as you can tell from that awkward name, there are three different variants to target moisture, firming or radiance. I have been gradually testing these out but haven’t used all of them yet, so will put in product information and then add in individual reviews as I go.

These were gifted to me by StyleKorean to review, so pop over there if you want to check them out. They’re under the Neogen brand and are currently on sale for USD$8.80 (usually USD$11).

And now, let’s get into this review!

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First Impressions: K-Beauty Haul (Stylevana)

Stylevana KBeauty Review Jigott Real Ampoule Mask, Frudia Blueberry Hydration Mask, Labiotte Wine Lip Tint, Logically Skin Aquatide Resurface Serum, Chica Y Chico One Shot Eye Palette

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that there is an affiliate code advertised.

New products and deliveries are always so exciting for me – so yes, I was super keen when this package from Stylevana arrived. I was starting to feel overwhelmed for a while but since pulling back on my spending and on some PR in the past few months, it’s given me more of a chance to enjoy what I do (and work at my own pace).

This haul is a new collaboration for me! Stylevana is an online store that specialises in Asian beauty – they carry products from Korea, Japan and even Taiwan. The latter two are less talked about because they’re harder to access online, so I’m glad that there’s a new source for them! Aside from the big range of products, Stylevana also offers free shipping for orders over USD$55.

From now until the end of November, you can also get 10-15% off your order with my code INF10STELLAR (excluding weekend deals and instant offers since they are already on sale).

So, read on if you’re keen to see what I received! I’ll be putting my initial thoughts into this post rather that full on reviews (especially for the Logically, Skin Serum) since I think that I’ll need to use that much more extensively to give proper insight. Here goes!

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Brand Spotlight & Review: Neogen

Neogen StyleKorean Try me Review Me Kbeauty Skincare

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.

When it comes to Korean skincare, I definitely think that Neogen is one of the top household names. The company has a number of brands under their umbrella but Neogen Dermalogy seems to be the main one that’s attributed to them. They consider themselves a “beauty innovator with the latest dermaceutical research and innovations,” carrying a number of different lines to cater for various skin concerns.

I would say that they are best known for their Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Pads, which is a product that went absolutely viral a few years ago. I’ve also used their Real Fresh Foam Cleanser quite a few times and often recommend it to people! Overall, my experience with the brand is largely positive, with only a few products that were a pass for me.

For this brand spotlight, I’m going to be highlighting a small selection from their range: the Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser, Real Fresh Cleansing Stick, Real Ferment Micro Essence, Real Ferment Micro Serum and the A-Clear Soothing Spot Patch. Most of these products aren’t absolutely new to me (I’ve usually used something from the range before or tested it out a few years ago) so I had high expectations for everything!

Everything in this review is available at StyleKorean so check them out if you’re looking to get anything from Neogen – they carry a pretty large variety of their products. I would especially recommend the Peeling Pads and the Foam Cleanser, as they are my personal favourites.

So, let’s get into this!

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Review: Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating & Age Revitalizing Face Defence Mask (Enbacci)

Enbacci Sheet Mask Skincare Review

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How often do you find yourself sheet masking? A lot of people in Korea use these almost religiously and there was even a trend a while ago of masking multiple times a day. That’s a bit excessive for me (and wouldn’t fit into most people’s daily routines) but I’m working on incorporating these into my evening routine at least every 2-3 days.

Most of the masks that I’ve used in the past have been Korean but this time I’m trying out an Australian brand! This is Enbacci, a skincare brand that launched back in 2013. As of right now their product lines range from face care, body care, even candles and diffusers – my focus today will be on their sheet masks though.

I was given the opportunity to test out the Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Mask and the Age Revitalizing Face Defence Mask. I actually had no obligation to be reviewing them on my blog (as I don’t often do so for sheet masks) but I really wanted to write about these!

The prices for both masks slightly differ but start at AUD$20. You can buy them in either single units or a box of five on their official website (free shipping on all orders for Australia or flat rate international shipping) or by visiting their flagship store in Melbourne.

And now – onto this review!

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Review: Youthful Glow Sugar Mask (Klairs)

Klairs Youthful Glow Sugar Mask Kbeauty Review

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

I have tried out a handful of Klairs products since getting into kbeauty and I really like their simple approach to their brand and formulations. Of course, not everything is going to work for everyone – it all comes down to skin type and personal preference really. However, I trust the brand a lot so I’m always down to try something new from them.

One of the products that had been catching my eye on Instagram is the Youthful Glow Sugar Mask. I have actually been eying since the first launch but it was not yet available on the main Wishtrend website – it’s here now though and I’m so glad that I can finally satisfy my sugary curiosity! Although it is described as a sugar mask, it is actually multi-purpose and can also be used as a scrub.

It is marketed as being suitable for all skin types but reviews seem to say this is more targeted for dry to normal skin. Since I lean more to the oily side, I was more limited with how I can use the product. However, I have been trying it out for a while and I’m really confident that I can give this a thorough review!

So, if you want to check out the Youthful Glow Sugar Mask then pop onto Wishtrend (where it’s selling for USD$24). Otherwise, here’s the review!

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Review: Glitter Jelly Mask Pack (Elleybear)

Dazzling Face Party Elleybear Purple Space Glitter Jelly Mask Review BBCosmetic

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Sheet masks are a kbeauty staple but, if you’re looking for something just a little bit fancier, then hydrogel masks are the way to go! This type of material tends to adhere better and, while they usually contain less essence, the hydrogel actually holds hydration in for longer so I find that the effectiveness of these masks are far superior. I’ve used a lot of these in the past and definitely turn to them for my ‘special’ days.

Recently, I got my hands on the Glitter Jelly Mask Pack from Elleybear – these come in three colour variants targeting either anti-wrinkle, whitening or soothing. In retrospect, I probably should have went for either whitening or soothing (the pink or green variant respectively) but the truth is that I’m a sucker for anything purple and so I’m now using anti-wrinkle masks haha! Well, it’s never too early?

The Glitter Jelly Mask Pack, which comes in a pack of five, is available on BB Cosmetic for USD$29.95. I have to say though, these are pretty expensive for hydrogel and, in my opinion, there are better masks out there with a better price point. If you do want to grab it though, or any other masks from BB Cosmetic, you can always get an easy 5% off with my code (QAL3F6ZA8YZ).

Now, let’s get into this review because I have some thoughts!

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Review: Premium Moisturising Ampoule Mask (APLB)

Style Story APLB Kbeauty Review Premium Moisturizing Ampoule Mask

This product was gifted to me as an event competition prize. I was not paid for this review and affiliate links are not used in this post.

How often do you sheet mask? I have a massive collection of them but I’m usually pretty lazy with it. Lately though, I’ve been trying to work through my stash before it all expires so I’ve been masking almost every night. It gives me the opportunity to just close my eyes and chill for a moment, which is pretty important for me and my high anxiety personality.

One of the masks that I’ve been really enjoying is the Premium Moisturising Ampoule Mask from APLB, which comes in a set of five. You can get it in three different colour variations (Blue, Yellow and Pink) which are all targeted for different skin concerns.

This is actually my last APLB review (for now) out of the package that StyleStory had sent to me. In general, I have had mixed opinions with this brand – although they are all good, their formulas are generally targeted for sensitive skin so some were too gentle for me. My personal favourite would be their Blackout Perfect Cleansing Oil (which I also wrote about here) and these sheet masks would fall a close second!

If you’d like to check this out, this is available on StyleStory for AUD$29.95 or is currently on sale for AUD$24.95! Before you jump onto their website though, let’s kick into this review.

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Review: Patting Splash Mask (Blithe)

Blithe Patting Splash Mask Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey 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.

So I first decided to try out the Blithe Patting Splash Mask because it was so unique – I used masks all of the time and I’ve tried some pretty wild things (hello foot peeling mask) but I have never come across a ‘splash’ mask. To be honest, I didn’t really understand what it was either but, now that I’ve tried it, I have zero regrets. In fact, if I had actually searched up some reviews about this before hand, I wouldn’t have hesitated either – I’m definitely not the only one who loves this.

This is a liquid mask solution that is known to give pretty much instant results. The application of it can be a bit messy and there’s a learning curve to it but, once you get it, it’s pretty enjoyable. I first tested this out by using it every day for around 4 days, which was fine on my skin, but I read some (pretty reliable) reviews online that recommended to use it every second or third day instead, so I switched it up. Since this can be a bit pricey, I think that it’s better to be able to use it less often too anyway.

So this mask is currently selling on StyleKorean for USD$35.91 for a 200mL bottle – which is enough for approximately 30 uses – or USD$29 for a 150mL bottle. It comes in three different variants too but the one that I have is the Energy Citrus and Honey. Jump onto their website if you want to pick it up too but otherwise, let’s get into this review!

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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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