Review: Aqua Hyaluronic Acid Water Drop Cream (Elizavecca)

Elizavecca Aqua Hyaluronic Acid Water Drop Cream

I’ve been slowly getting back into the swing of doing these reviews so, hopefully, they will be more regular soon enough. I took a bit of time before and during my trip to test a lot these upcoming products since – being skincare – I wanted to be able to give a good review that consisted of more than initial thoughts.

So I have been really lucky lately to be collaborating with Elizavecca. You have most likely heard about their brand before – they went viral a while ago for their interesting bubble masks and the intense hell-pore mask (which I have previously reviewed here). For today, I’ll be introducing to everyone their Aqua Hyaluronic Acid Water Drop Cream – a total mouthful, so from here on I’ll just refer to it as Water Drop Cream.

This is a light weight but highly moisturising cream that, in my opinion, is perfectly suited for the summer weather. It’s special feature is the visible ‘water droplet’ effect when the cream is lightly rubbed onto the skin. I found that it was great to use under make up because it is fast absorbing and leaves skin feeling smooth – also, we all know I’m a sucker for hyaluronic acid. In addition to hydrating our skin, it also had red ginseng extract which had great anti-aging benefits.

Elizavecca Aqua Hyaluronic Acid Water Drop Cream

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Review: Rich Moist Soothing Cream (Klairs)

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream Wishtrend Kbeauty Review

Please note that this post uses affiliate links to WishTrend but all opinions presented are 100% honest and my own.

Hi everyone! I’m back from my three week trip to Japan – did you miss me? During this break I did a lot of shopping, sight seeing and even planning for some future reviews and videos, so I guess that the time off was well needed. I am home now and, aside from being back behind my desk at work, I also returned to a lot of backed up reviews to write, packages to unbox and photos to edit. It’s a bit exhausting at the moment and I’m not sure of where to start, but I figured that I would do what I do best and just… well, jump in!

So for today, I’ll be reviewing a super simple but effective moisturising cream from Klairs. This was sent to be for review by WishTrend and is my first time approaching this brand – though I’ve heard a lot of people mention them. I wasn’t sure of what to expect when they sent me the package but, what I learnt in this experience is that sometimes you really can judge a book by it’s cover. This cream is exactly what it looks like – simple, no-frills but effective.

A lot of people that message me about kbeauty (whether it is cosmetic or skincare) are relatively new to the world of beauty and, in their confusion, are looking for an understandable place to start. The thing with Korean skincare is that it is very complex – it is about layering, and pH levels and ingredients and absorption and effectors and… it can be exhausting. For this reason, I think that this product is really suitable for beginners!

Read on to find out why.

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Review: Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off (Skinfood)

Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Mask Washoff Q-Depot

Well, hello everyone! It’s getting close to the beginning of my Japan Trip (and, amazingly I still haven’t blogged by Korea trip… but I will soon, I promise) and that means that my posts are going to be quite slow for a few weeks. I’ll be very active on Instagram though, so you can follow me there. In the meantime, I’m going to use the next few days to get up to date on some of these reviews, the first of which is going to be the Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off from Skinfood. This is really similar to the Black Sugar Mask that I usually use, which is a physical exfoliator and actually quite popular amongst a lot of us bloggers. That mask is quite harsh and, in order to soften it, a lot of people also add water to the formula. Personally, I quite like having a tough scrub now and then but, for those with more sensitive skin (or a more sensible approach to skincare), this honey alternative may be just for you.

This was sent to me for review from Q-Depot, an online Korean cosmetics store that stocks a good range of road shop and higher end brands (such as Sulwhasoo, O Hui, History of Whoo). Remember to check them out on the way (and get to the end of this post for 10% off your first order)! Let’s start!

Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Mask Washoff Q-Depot

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Review: SIO Color Lizzy Blue (Klenspop)

Klenspop Colour Circle Lens SIO Color Lizzy Blue

Those who have been following my blog for a while know that I have a pretty long term collaboration relationship with Klenspop, a Korean online contact lens store that I absolutely love and wear day-to-day. I’ve always been satisfied or even super impressed by the quality of their products, the affordability and their range so I’m happy to be able to bring you guys new photos, new reviews and new lenses. To kick off lenses in 2017, I’ll be showing you a set that they send me at the end of the last year (and I hadn’t been able to photograph yet until now).

This is the Lizzy Blue lenses by SIO Color, which are silicone hydrogel lenses – they are meant to be more comfortable, allow more oxygen to your eyes (which isn’t directly linked to water content, apparently), and allow for longer, extended wear. Read on for my thoughts on the design, wearability and comfort of these!

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Unboxing: December 2016 (MISHIBOX)

Mishibox December 2016 Review Unboxing

A lot of people are absolutely obsessed with subscription boxes and I can totally see the appeal – affordable prices, a good selection of curated beauty products and everything is shipped straight to your front door like a personal surprise. I’ve always been hesitant about them though, mostly because I am a bit particular about what brands and types of products I like so I don’t want to be spending my money on things that I’m not interested in. However, this is a bit of close mindedness from me (I admit) so for the coming year, I’m wanting to look more into subscription boxes as well.

For my first foray, I’ll be unboxing the December box from MISHIBOX – a Korean subscription box that is actually fairly well known. They also have an online store where you can buy products individually but, of course, they are much more well known for their bright pink bunny ornamented packages (i.e. these ones). They go from USD$19.95 a month plus shipping and all of their products are imported from Korea with guaranteed authenticity. According to their website:

Our mission at MISHIBOX (pronounced “me-she”) is to help you explore the exciting (and sometimes very cute) world of Korean beauty. We want to help you discover your favorite products in a convenient, effortless, and affordable way. We will send you a curated box with a combination of 5 – 6 deluxe-sized samples and full-sized Korean beauty products from a wide range of Korean brands. We are all about finding the best Korean beauty products for you to try from both brands that you already love and the brands that we think you will love.

I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive a PR box in December to review, share and talk about so read on to see what this special one contained!

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New Release & Review: Olivarrier

Olivarrier Roseroseshop Brand Spotlight Review Gentle Glow Seed Polishing Mask Dual Moist Toning Lotion Emollient Extra Comfort Cream

It’s been a while since I really wrote about a new release but I’m really glad to get the chance to try and write about Olivarrier. I love seeing new brands launch in the beauty industry, partly because we are always so tough about the products and also being it’s wonderful to see new perspectives break into what is sort of like a closed circle of beauty companies. Fresh perspectives, new products and industry developments – I live for that. I was sent these products to test and review by RoseRoseShop who are so great to beauty bloggers, always seeking out (and giving) honest opinions for their customers. Be sure to check out their store and, onto the review I go!

So Olivarrier is a fairly new brand that launched around late last year. It’s still fairy new even with us bloggers, but I really liked their brand image and concept – all of their products are meant to be controlled at the optimal pH level of 5.5 which, for those who don’t know, is the level you should try to maintain your skin at in order to prevent damaging your acid mantle (your protective layer). You can read more about it here but, basically, your skin can become damaged due to many factors – even natural aging processes.

The brand focuses a lot on safe ingredients, gentle formulas suitable for sensitive skin and strong hydration. They are free of chemical preservatives, coloring agents, fragrances and 26 Allergenic Components selected by the EU.

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Review: Age Defense Essential Softener (Etude House)

bb cosmetic review kbeauty korean makeup skincare etude house age defense defence essential softener

I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for a lot longer than I thought I would but that just means that I took my time in testing it. But, that being said, this is going to be a rather brief and straight to the point review from me on the Etude House Age Defence Essential Softener.

This is a sample product that I received from BB Cosmetic ages ago but I hadn’t reviewed it yet because I was distracted by all of the other products that I wanted to try. I was also a little bit stumped by how I could possibly give a proper critique on an anti-aging product when, for me, my main use for it would be prevention – however, I did figure it out!

So, without any further delay, let’s go onto the review:

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Review: Two Tone Shadow Bar (Laneige)

StyleKorean Kbeauty Review Laneige Two Tone Shadow Bar Eyeshadow Humming Coral

I’ve been testing this one out for a while because I’ve had a few mixed opinions about it. Laneige is very famous for their two tone bars – especially their lip bar – and their brilliant choice of spokesmodel surely helps. There have been a lot of positive reviews about the following product but, to be honest, I’ve always been a little bit hesitant about it. I’m a big fan of eyeshadow and I love to play with different colours and styles every day. The one thing that doesn’t work out very well for me (pretty much ever) is stick eyeshadows. They always seem not to blend well, apply streaky and crease almost immediately on my eyes, so I usually stick to powders. Regardless though, I did swatch this while I was in Korea and I really liked the colour combination but didn’t end up buying it to try because I was worried the formula would crease.

However, I ended up regretting this when I came back to Sydney because I saw so many posts about it and I was so curious about how it would end up on my eyes. Luckily though, I have some wonderful people supporting my blog and StyleKorean kindly sent this over (along with a few other things I forgot to pick up in Korea) for me to review. I’ve been using this along with the two tone lip bars (which reviews are coming soon for) or read on for my thoughts and some recommendations about this easy-peasy eyeshadow stick!

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Review: Power Ringer Mask Pack (Elizavecca)

Elizavecca Sheet Mask Power Ringer Review

These masks are definitely going to take me a while to get through (because I seldom have the time for daily masking) so I thought that I would post up this review first with the overall comments before gradually adding in notes for each individual mask. Great idea, right?

Anyway, the first thing I want to say is Happy New Year! This one is going to be my first review of the year and I’m pretty happy that it’s for an Elizavecca product – their brand made quite a splash in 2016 and I’m hoping that they become even more popular in the year to come. It’s great watching some of these more off-beat or independent brands thrive in an industry as saturated as kbeauty.

For these masks, I received them from BB Cosmetic when I was in Korea last year (that is strange to say) and they are meant to be used as daily masks, I believe – though I will be spreading them out. They all use different ingredients to target different things, though the description is a little difficult to understand. Selling in a pack of ten, you’re meant to be able to pick and choose which mask(s) to using during the week to customise your skincare.

If you’re interested in this product, check out BB Cosmetic and don’t forget to use my code for 8% off your purchase: QAL3F6ZA8YZ

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Review: Bunny Y10 Violet (Klenspop)

Klenspop Bunny Color Y10 Violet review

It’s another Klenspop review! I love doing these so much because I always really love the lenses that they send me and I have such a fun time pairing it up with different make up looks. For today, I’ll be reviewing the Bunny Y10 Violet, which is a pretty black rimmed, purple lens that I matched with a very light, shimmery make up look.

These are the first purple lenses that I’ve used so I was pretty interested to see how they would look. Overall, I think that these are really comfortable and a good quality – just like everything else I’ve tried from them. Read on for the review! I’ll be a bit brief of my packaging, as this is the smaller PR box, but you can check out all of my other reviews for more photos – these lenses usually come with a free lens case and tweezers too!

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