Review: Three Step Blackhead Solution (Elizavecca)

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I was originally debating whether to do this review just on Instagram or here on my blog, but considering that I’ve been falling behind so badly on posts (literally, because I have so many lined up to be written), I figured that it would be better for me to just write here.

This is a Three Step Blackhead Solution (nose pack) that I received to review from Elizavecca a significant time back. I’ve had it sitting on my desk for a long time but I hadn’t used it yet because things got too stressful for me. However, during the time that I was spending at home, I decided to take a half hour out of my night to pamper and relax myself a bit. For most people, this would involve a sheet mask, but I actually have a love for pore strips. I find it so satisfying seeing my pores cleared out, and the clean sensation afterwards is so good.

So, read on for my review of this mask! You can get this off of the Elizavecca website for 3,500 won (around AUD$4), which is a pretty standard price for these sort of ‘special’ masks.

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Review: Milky Piggy Water Lock Hydrogel Melting Mask (Elizavecca)

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I’ve been trying to get more active on my blog again but it’s proving more difficult than it should be because of work. I have also been having some trouble with my health that I haven’t been talking about much, but I am taking care of myself and trying to get back to my full spirits. Hopefully, things get a little bit easier but – in the mean time – you can keep following me on Instagram and also check out my Youtube Channel! For now though, let’s jump right into a review. As with most of my sheet mask reviews, I’m going to keep it fairly short and sweet.

This is the Milky Piggy Water Lock Hydrogel Melting Mask that I recieved from Elizavecca to review. They had actually sent me a package of things to test but it’s been taking me a while to get through them. However, everything I have tested so far has been great and I actually really enjoyed this mask! This is (as you can tell) a hydrogel mask, meaning that it doesn’t use a cotton sheet but rather a gel material that is cooling, clings well to the skin and actually helps to hydrate better. These masks are usually considered a premium product and cost more than your normal sheets, but I love them a lot and I tend to save them for special days.

The packaging has a super cute pig illustration and, as usual, I had to take the time out the admire it. The milkypiggy has on a clear hydrogel mask too and I love the colours. It has a quirky look to it that would make it a fun gift – or just to collect yourself. Overall, the packaging design is quite normal, but it’s cute!

On the Elizavecca website, you can buy this as a pack of five for 38,000 won or – if you are after an english website – they also sell on many other online stores and platforms too.

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Review: Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence (Missha)

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I can’t figure out why this photo looks blurry… someone please halp.

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 skincare products, I like to take my time with writing the review. After all, you can never knew the effects of something after only a few uses and it’s good to try things in different conditions too. The weather has been getting really cold in Sydney lately and, because of it, I am in at middle period where I am deciding the best way to change up my skincare routine. My skin has been fairly uneven, with some very dry areas and my T-zone still becoming oily by late midday, so I did change up my routine a few times while trying out this product.

This is a cult beauty item from MISSHA, Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence. My aunt actually uses bottles of this almost religiously and I know a lot of beauty bloggers swear by it as a much more affordable dupe of SKII, which effects that as just as good – so I’ve been looking to trying this out for a long time. This product is used at the beginning of your skincare routine – it helps to cleanse, hydrate and prep your skin for the absorption of other products, so you can see why it is such an important step. It claims to also restore, rejuvenate and give you a glowing complexion.

As it is similar to a toner, I was actually very confused about this at first but I have since learned (I think) that the FTE is to be used after a toner, and is actually a different product. It is a unique step in the Asian skincare routine and is usually fermented with an active yeast ferment ingredient (read from here). Some people do use a FTE instead of a toner though and, for this, I recommend to trust your own judgement and how your skin feels after cleansing.

I got this product sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. You can get yours on their website for USD$36.03, a discounted price from USD$42.39, and a significantly lower price than the SKII essence that this is the dupe for. The Intensive Moist version of this, which is the one I am reviewing, is also the new, upgraded version of this product for enhanced hydration purposes.

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Brand Spotlight: Bio Oil

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There are some skincare products that are so effective and so simple that they become essentials in our day-to-day life: Bio Oil is very easily one of them. I used this magical oil back in my college years, after having read online about it’s benefits of healing scars (and stretch marks, but those were a happy discovery later on). I talked on Instagram about my previous experiences with this product but also stated that I didn’t want to go into personal details here on my blog, as I do believe in keeping this a happy space and letting the past be bygone, so I hope you’ll forgive me for not being too explicit! Regardless, I will do my best to discuss with you my experiences and opinions on this great product.

I was approached to do a brand spotlight write up about Bio Oil and I was really happy to do this, since this is something that I’ve used for quite a while and really believe in. I have also gotten my sister and her family onto using this oil for various needs too, so you can definitely believe that I’m not just writing this because I can.

So this product claims to improve the appearance of scarring, stretch marks and uneven skintone. It has won 27 skincare awards and has become the number one selling scar and stretch mark product in eleven countries since it was launched globally in 2002. I have personally never used it as regular skincare (such as for skin tone, anti-aging etc) so I can’t vouch for those properties, but I can say that this product was great for minimising scarring and in helping to lighten stretch marks.

All of what I write has to do with my personal experience with the product, but I have noticed online that there have been some mixed reviews and concerns. Some, such as myself, saw great results from using the product while others question many of the ingredients included in it. I have put in an external link at the end of the post for people who want to look into that.

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Review: Glow Ring Foundation (Son&Park)

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I think that Son & Park might be my new obsession? At least, what I’ve tried from them has been really good and so I’m crazy keen to try everything else. Those who know me know that I have a thing for brands – when I love something (like CLIO, Laneige or my new found love for 3CE) then I will be pretty loyal to the brand. In a way, this makes me an ideal consumer because you can make a lot of money off of me. However, since I trust in a brand so much, it’s also really important to keep impressing me because my judgement tends to stay ingrained in me for a long time.

This product was only the second that I tried to Son & Park (the first being the Lip Cube) but I’m already pushed it onto my list of HG base/foundation make up products because it ticked off so many boxes for me. Of course, considering that this brand was created by two top celebrity make up artists – and it’s always great when the people in charge actually know make up and aren’t just business people – I had high expectations for them.

This is the Son & Park Glow Ring Foundation – which is the dewy version of their foundation sticks (the other is a fit version, which I haven’t tried before). It was a welcome change from all of the cushion foundations that I’ve been testing lately and it’s not a secret that I actually love balm type base products, though I’ve been a bit hesitant with foundation sticks. I was worried that this would be heavy or difficult to use but, instead, I’ve been totally obsessed with it and I reach for it every time I want a simple, natural look.

This product was sent to me for review by BB Cosmetic and you can get this one their website. Remember to also use my code for 8% off your purchase: QAL3F6ZA8YZ (I don’t make any money from you using this, but you do get a discount so why not?)

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Review: Color Cube Air Tint Lip (Son & Park)

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For this review, I’m writing about a lip colour that has seriously been rocking my world lately. I’m a big lover of deep berry colours and I find myself reaching for them repeatedly – regardless of what formula it is, or if I’m attempting to buy something new. Aside from how it matches my skin tone really well, I also love how a good berry tone can be really deep and matches well with gold and copper eye make up. Overall, it’s really my go to sort of look. I’ve been reaching for this product a lot since I first got it; the colour completely wowed me and I knew that I would be attached to it regardless.

I recieved this product from BB Cosmetic to review and it was sort of a pleasant surprise because I wasn’t actually expecting to get this – but they seemed to almost read my mind and sent me the exact shade that I would be fawning over. This one of the Air Tint Lip Cube from Son & Park. This brand is headed by two Korean celebrity make up artists Son Daek Shik and Park Tae Yun (hence the brand name) and their beauty water is crazy raved about and is basically a kbeauty cult product.

Although I haven’t tried anything from Son & Park before (nope, not even the beauty water), I do have high expectations for their products! BB Cosmetic sent me a couple of their things to test out and I’ll be reviewing this one first up. Ready? Let’s go.

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Review: Red Cushion (Medicube)

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The time is here and a lot of people have been curious about the Medicube cushion. This product went viral on social media after a promotional video where they showed this amazing coverage – a product that could cover up a tattoo, coat a spotted quail egg and work on three different models with intense acne and scarring. The best part about all of this, however, was that the product was non-comedogenic; it doesn’t clog pores, so it is completely safe for use on sensitive or acne prone skin. For myself, I don’t really have problem skin though I know a lot of people who do and I thought that the concept of this was really great. Although it is best not to use make up and cover up sensitive skin, especially during flare ups, for a lot of people this can affect their self esteem or how they view themselves. Acne is such a normal part of life, but it’s sad that something like that can affect someone so much. Some people will cover it up with their hair, or just layer on foundation and – if it’s not an appropriate formula – this can actually worsen the situation.

And, I guess, that’s where the Medicube Red Cushion comes into play. This product comes in two shades (21 Light Beige and 23 Natural Beige) and I got the lighter colour. However, I find that it doesn’t oxide much like a usual BB cream and that the slightly darker tone would have matched me better. But it isn’t too far from my natural colour and so a bit of contouring and I’m back in the game!

I tried out this cushion for a while with different lengths of time and found that it works better with some products, and has adverse effects with some others. Read on for the full (and detailed) review!

I got this product to test from Early Picker for review along with more things from their Red line, so look forward to it! If you want to get your hands on it, it’s available on their website for USD$31 (discounted from USD$42).

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Brand Spotlight & Review: Trilogy

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Most of the things that I review on my blog are Asian – usually Korean. This isn’t surprising since I do love asian products, brands, ingredients and trends but, as someone who lives in Australia, it can be a bit hard to get my hands on them sometimes. We have to wait for online stores to carry then, sometimes pay exorbitant shipping fees or wait an eternity for things to arrive. With that in mind, one of my goals this year was to actually start reviewing Western products that would be more accessible for some of us, but still focusing on Asian beauty trends.

Kicking this off, I’ll be introducing a brand to you guys called Trilogy. They are New Zealand’s number one skincare brand (according to their website) and they call themselves a natural brand – against animal testing, non-GMO, supporting ethical practices and even with recyclable packaging. Unlike a lot of Asian brands where you are a little unsure of their stance on these topics – except for Innisfree that uses their recycling, natural image as a bit of a marketing gimmick – you can buy and use Trilogy products with an ease of mind.

Apparently, their statement is, “Maximum effect on your skin, minimum effect on our environment.” And I can definitely live with that.

They were started by two sisters back in 2002 and originally had a range of five rosehip oil products. Since then though, they have expanded their product line and – let me tell you – I do love them! I usually have some issues with Western products where they are a bit too heavy for my skin. Some moisturisers refuse to even absorb for me, which is why I turn to Korean products all the time, but these were perfectly hydrating for my skin.

I tried out three different products from them, all of which smelled and felt wonderful. Keep reading for my breakdown of all three products!

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Review: Hell Pore Water Up Peptide EGF Mist One Button (Elizavecca)

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So, with that sappy 100th post post out of the way, I’m happy to be able to launch right into my next review. This one I’ve actually seen testing for a really long time because I wanted to test it under different conditions and situations too, so this is going to be a well considered post. I also filmed a video for this (which you can find at the end). This is a face mist that is also a spray on mask pack – which is a pretty interesting concept, in my opinion. Those who know me well would know that I carry a small bottle of mist around with me daily: I use it to touch up my make up, to rehydrate my face and also to wake me up when I’ve already gone over my daily caffeine allowance.

The following product is called the Hell Pore Water Up Peptide EGF Mist One Button, which is a serious mouthful so I’ll call it the One Button Mist from here on. This was sent to me for review purposes from Elizavecca and it’s from their Hell Pore line – you know, that apparently super painful mask that I… actually didn’t find that painful? I actually really liked that mask though, so I was interested to see what this product could do for me.

I used this spray during the day on top of my make up, as well as on days when I wasn’t wearing any make up. Although the weather is very hot here, I have also had some trouble with dry lips (which does come into play). Interested to read about this? Click on!

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Review: Milk Moist Pact – Pink (Peripera)

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To be honest, I’ve been putting off writing thing review for maybe a week now. Even though I had formed my opinion on the foundation pact, I wanted to badly to like this that I gave it chance after chance but, unfortunately, this product just isn’t suited for me right this moment. I’m sure that other people will like it though so, rather than just saying “I don’t like it”, I’ll be giving you some more details opinions and observations below so you can make your own judgement on whether this is the correct formula for you.

So I originally wanted to try out this product for two reasons: first, it reminded me a lot of my LUNA essence water pact, which is up there as one of my favourites of all time and, secondly, I’ve always had a great experience with CLIO and Peripera products so I expected this to be just as wonderful. Instead, I was pretty disappointed.

Read on for my review! This product was sent to me by StyleKorean and, if this suits your needs, you can definitely buy it off their site. Otherwise, they have a great range of other cushions and foundations too! I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These cost you no money to use but go towards supporting Oh My Stellar.

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