Italy Vlogs

Bonjour mes amis,

Some of you don’t know, but I have a youtube channel! And I decided to reinvigorate my channel starting with finally editing parts 2 and 3 of my vlogs in Italy from last March. I know it’s a year late. But better now than never.

Anyways I hope you enjoy them, as much as I’ve enjoyed editing them.

Coming up as well are 3 BNTgirl reviews, a review of the Hera UV Cushion with the Nickolas Kirkwood case, 3CE items and more vlogs from my time in Europe during the summer, I visited 13 cities and ate lots of yummy food!

Part 2 of my vlogs feature Venice ( Venezia) and one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Pontini!

Part 3 features a Michelin Starred restaurant, based in Milan, Al Pont De Ferr.

I wrote a review on TripAdvisor, here. If you want to read more dept of my experience. Or just watch the video. Overall it wasn’t the best michelin starred restaurant I’ve been to, especially for the price. But it was fun.

BNTgirls x KICHO CAMELIA SLEEPING PACK

Ah, sleep. I miss it a lot nowadays, I’ve got projects lined up next to exams and quizzes.

So when I do sleep I might as well double it up as skin care time as well.

Sleeping packs are just the right product to use when you lack the time to do a proper routine but you want to jam pack a super cream in.

You put a slightly thicker layer of it on right before you sleep and ta da, face done for the night and you’ll wake up fresh as a daisy.

Today I’ll be reviewing KICHO Camelia Sleeping Pack.

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Like the cream I reviewed from the same brand, KICHO, before, it’s beautiful packaged. Ribbons, pink and flowers. They know how to woo a girl into skin care with their packaging. It’s the whole package, heh.

The packaging doesn’t stop on the outside too, like the cream, they continue with the flower montage and have it beautifully placed inside as well.

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If I ever wanted to be a package designer, it would be for Korean cosmetics, they have just been knocking it out of the ballpark, and KICHO has been killing it. So beautiful. I love how it’s just so well thought out. Even before using the product and falling in love with the sleeping pack itself, the packaging definitely woos me.

Now onto skin care, sorry I’m such a packaging freak. I really love nicely packed things.

There are 4 key ingredients for the sleeping pack:

  • camellia oil
  • rose water
  • fermented black ginseng
  • lanolin (sheep oil, back again at it)

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It’s just a nice thicker, yet lighter type of cream. It absorbs slightly slower than a regular face cream, but it’s pretty solid.

It got rid of all my dry spots on my face, especially the tip of my nose and the sides of my face. After using it for about 2 weeks, every other night, my skin has been rehydrated.

It comes with a brush to help apply it evenly, but since I usually do the rest of my skin care with my hands I just apply it with my hands as well.

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It has a nice mild fragrance which doesn’t irritate me or my skin, super plus. Overall, I’m definitely loving this sleeping pack. It’s a nice thing to have when I’m crunched on time and I want to make sure my skin doesn’t die, even though I feel like I’m dying internally.

Hope everyone’s exams are going well.

I’m rating this, like the cream, 9/10.

Same as the cream you can buy it online on the KICHO site or at Whole Foods in NYC!

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BNTgirls x KICHO SHEEP OIL CREAM

The luxury of sheep oil.

I always knew sheep skin fancy, so I got myself one in Poland, and I like eating lamb. But sheep oil cream was a new one for me. I guess it only makes sense to use the entire sheep though!

Today I’ll be reviewing KICHO SHEEP OIL CREAM.

KICHO is a new brand for me to be reviewing but it seems like they’re coming to New York via Whole Foods! The place that gives you organic produce will give you another organic-ish produce, the KICHO Sheep Oil Cream!

The cream is made from pure lanolin extracted from New
Zealand sheep skin, i.e the wool, also featured in the photos. So fluffy! So plush!

Lanolin  + 8 Berry cream is said to be:
moisturizing, whitening, anti-oxidizing.

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First thing you notice is the BEAUTIFUL packaging of the cream, it’s so pretty. And the container for the cream is made of solid glass. I love the heavy feel of creams, it just feels less cheap.

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When you open it, you see that the lovely pattern of flowers continue, I love how cohesive the packaging is. It’s just so put together, the flower pattern inside and outside.

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Of course you’d want to see the cream on my face. It’s quite moisturizing and a tad oily, so I only use it as my night cream. But the cream lasts throughout the dry winter-spring nights and leave my skin rejuvenated when I wake up.

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It’s a nice heavy cream, especially for the night routine. It smells a bit lemon-y, which I found a bit odd, but not off putting.

Overall I found this to be a super solid cream, very comparative to the horse creams I was using before it, and I’ve replaced them with this cream instead.

I’ll be giving this a 9/10. Very good cream.

You can pick up one if you’re in New York City, at the Time Warner Whole Foods.

Otherwise you can check it out here on their site.

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BNTgirls x NATURE REPUBLIC Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel Mask

MASK DREAMS SUCCESS!

Lately I’ve been heavily breaking out on my face, I should say that the break outs for me are relatively mild usually, maybe one or two pimples. But recently I’ve been getting clusters of them. CLUSTERS!

So I’ve pulled out all my masks and I’ve been doing treatments ON THE DAILY. Okay, maybe not daily, I don’t have time for that. Perhaps, every other day?

So needlessly to say, my face was ready to embrace NATURE REPUBLIC’s Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel Mask. 

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The mask comes in a fancy packaging, much like the cream that I previously reviewed. It even has the same scent as the cream!

I would describe this mask as a everything mask, because it seems to be targeting…everything. It has all the right ingredients to make a power puff girl, sugar, spice and everything nice.

Or:

Pure (99%) gold

Six-year-old red ginseng

Royal jelly collected from Jiri Mountain

Amino acid extracted from golden silkworms

Yeah know, the ingredients to make a girl lovely again.

Before:

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I’ve got redness all over my face, and I’m trying to hide my chinples(chin pimples) with the mask, haha the shame. My skin is just sadness.

So the directions say to leave it on for 20-40minutes, I always do the max, for maximum effectiveness, 40 minutes! So basically 40 minutes of selfies.

It’s hard to take a cute selfie looking ugly, but regardless of the gold bling bling mask, the outcome was fantastic.

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40 minutes later, and I’m looking definitely more than 40% happier, my chinples have seemingly faded a lot and the overall redness in my face decreased significantly.

I can only recommend this since it worked out so well for me.

However it comes with a pretty heft price tag.

You can buy 6 masks for $47 here.on amazon.

But if you can do some waiting it’s only around $4-7 on korean sites.

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Review: Benton Honest TT Mist Review

Oh my gosh, this has been the first non-BntNews review in a while. And I’m looking forward to posting my travel vlogs/blogs soon while on spring break. 3 weeks to go.

Today I’ll be reviewing something I got from Roseroseshop and South Korean retailer of all sorts of Korean skincare and cosmetics. They have fairly decent prices, so if you want to check them out, here’s the link.

Today I’ll be reviewing Benton Honest TT Mist. I’m pretty excited because this is my first Benton product that I’ve ever used and it’s super fantastic-elastic.

I feel kind of bad because I actually received this product about 3 months ago to start testing and using and I’m only uploading a review now. But the good news is that I’ve heavily tested it for the past three months and I have only good things to say about it.

Benton truly seems to care about the skin with the products, and it was especially shown with their mist. It has a pH similar to skin, which makes the mist a gentle, neutral to skin spray. It leaves the skin feeling fresh all sorts of the day.

I brought it along with my winter travels to California, and it feel like it helped my skin adjust to the drier winters there. My skin was just super dry there (it ded) and I used the spray at least twice a day (morning and night) to just make sure my skin didn’t die for the rest of the day.

If I had a drier skin patch, double sprayed there, skin dry patch faded. If I had a surprise pimple area, double sprayed there, pimple faded.  If someone was mean to me, double sprayed there, person faded.

You get the idea, I sort of used it as a all purpose spray, and I loved it. I think I finally understand those Korean dramas where the girls just spritzed everywhere all the time. I turned into that. Universal Studios, check. Disneyland, check. Pre-dinner, check. Las Vegas, check. Basically everywhere I was spritzing.

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I’m a bit sad now as I’ve finished about half the bottle now but I can at least tell you all that I love it.

Plus it’s cheap. You can get it from roseroseshop here for ~$7. That’s crazy cheap, especially for something that I used basically all the time. Time to repurchase. Can’t wait.

Even though I was given this as a product to review for roseroseshop, this of course contains my 100% honesty.

Thus 10/10. I’m definitely rebuying. SPRITZ!

BNTnews x HP&C THELAVICOS Enzyme Washing Powder

Sensitive skin. Balanced pH. Keywords!

All the things I want in a cleanser and more.

Today I’ll be reviewing a product that really impressed me this month from BNTnews, THELAVICOS Enzyme Washing Powder.

Sensitive skin? Worried about that winter dryness? WANT A NEW CLEANSER? Here we go.

It’s a non-irritating washing powder that builds up into a foam and takes off even the most waterproof make up. It’s a pretty kick ass cleanser. I’m honestly the most surprised about how much I loved this washing powder.

All you need to do is put a tsp of it into your palm and just a little bit of water and it’ll foam up. You can just massage it into your face and all your worries disappear. And by worries I mean make up. It just removes all and everything from your face, but gently!

Honestly, these not much to say. You can see the results above, and pictures speak a thousand words. It just completely annihilates all make up, there were nor survivors of make up residue. I’m clean.

It’s a fantastic face cleanser and I would whole heartedly recommend it to everyone.

I’m rating this a 10/10.

Unfortunately for you all, it’s currently not on sale yet, I think I was given a trial product. But when it is…I’ll link it ASAP!

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BNTnews x VELY VELY Sliding Butter Crayon Lipstick (Dragonfruit)

My love from another Star. I know, I know I’m late to the Cheon Song Yi lip party, but now that I’ve finished and obsessed with her gorgeous pink color I was pretty excited to try the fuchsia pink-red lip color I got from bntNews.

Today I’ll be reviewing VELY VELY Sliding Butter Crayon Lipstick in shade Dragonfruits.

It’s a double sided lip crayon, one sided being the lip crayon itself and the other side being a blender, to blend away the lines itself.

It’s a beautiful bright pink which can brighten up any lip color, and enhance the lips. They bring a bright youthful color to the face.

To apply it like it was meant to be, I first applied it to the inside of my lips and then blended it away with the blender applicator.

It’s a super bright and fun pink and I really love the color.

All you have to do afterwards is blend it into the rest of the lip, to give nice a soft gradient look on the lips.

Honestly, I really really really love the texture and the look of the lip crayon itself but I hated the fact that it got EVERYWHERE. It smudges and keeps on smudging as long as there’s some on your lip left. I wore it for 8 hours and even after that insane amount of time there was still some product left on my lips but also some product left on all my cups.

As you can see there’s some product on the back of my hand, and can you imagine 8 hours of it going on every single surface my lips touch? I went though half a dozen of cups and all those cups have stains on them.

So I got nice pretty Cheon Song Yi lips but I didn’t get a Do Min Joo, I got like a version of him in stains, instead of seeing him everywhere I got to see stains everywhere.

Honestly, it’s a nice lip product with a lovely texture, but I hated that it transferred everywhere. So if you can deal with the transfers you can get it here.

I’m rating this a 7/10. Lovely color, hated the transfer.

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BNTnews x VELY VELY Magic Wand Lip&Eye Hybrid Concealer

EYEBAGS! Yeah, that caught your eyes there didn’t I.

I’m a long time sufferer of eyebags, they attack my face relentlessly because of the lack of sleep in my daily life. I should’ve studied art history in University. I CAN STILL CHANGE MY MAJOR. Jk I can’t.

So needlessly to say I was ready to try the newest product that bntNews sent me. Today I’ll be reviewing VELY VELY Magic Wand Lip&Eye Hybrid Concealer. 

It’s a dual sided/function concealer, it has a liquid side which is suppose to be for the under eye areas and the cream side which is suppose to conceal the lip lines, for a gradient lip look.

The liquid side is a bit lighter than the cream side because it’s meant to “brighten” the eye look.

As you can see the cream side blends right into my skin, it’s like a perfect shade match which is awesome because there’s only one shade available on the site (LOL).

I’m a NC15-NC20.

Here it is blended. Blends right into my skin so that’s pretty solid. 10/10 for shade matching( for me specifically! Good luck everyone else!).

So first I’ll be reviewing the liquid side first.

The applicator is a cute doe foot which allows you to dab as little as you want, because in this case a little definitely goes a long way.

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And then I just blend it away gently using my ring finger to tap it into my skin.

The liquid concealer pretty much stays the entire day after setting it with some powder. So that’s pretty nice, I would say it’s a medium coverage, because it conceals quite a bit of my bags but they’re sort of still visible.

Now for the cream side, I use it how it was intended here and just to blur out my lip line, so that I can build my own lips or create a nice gradient effect. Again I use my ring finger to stay consistent.

It’s in the shape of a lipstick bullet, SUPER CUTE.

and in my finished look I put on the VELY VELY butter crayon in shade Dragonfruit which you’ll see in my next review.

I think it does a pretty solid job for what it’s intended for.

It conceals my eye bags and my lip line well and in the end I look pretty decent.

So I’m giving this a solid 9.5/10, it’s not my HG concealer, but you know I’ll still grab for it daily anyways.

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BNTgirl x STYLENANDA 3CE Matte Lip Color #907 Old Dress

MLBB. You may have heard this term before from other bloggers, or instagrammers, it stands for My Lips But Better. I think I’ve found mine.

Lately, trending lip colors have been “brick” colors or MLBBs which enhance or look like natural lip colors. So today I’ll be reviewing what I think is my perfect MLBB.

It works both in day and night situations, and just perfectly flatters my lip color.

I’ll be reviewing STYLENANDA 3CE Matte Lip Color (Shade: #907 Old Dress).

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When I put it on for the first time, I noticed how strikingly similar it was to my actual lip color, but slight darker and it was love at first sight. It was my lips but darker, and matte. It was love.

So first I’ll showcase my natural lips (sorry the photo is a bit blurred).

And after:

ENHANCE LIPS ENHANCE!

It a nice mauve color, like a brick, and it creates a nice matte finish that lasts all day.

The color worked well when I had heavy night make up in Las Vegas and lighter day make up when I went to a Vineyard in Temacula. It made the perfect transition day to night lip color, make it my favorite lipstick to grab  for in my bag. I knew it always worked well.

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It’s seriously has been my favorite lippie to just wear any time of the day and everyday. It has been my staple and livelihood.

Like the other 3CE lipstick I reviewed I of course like this one just as much if not more!

The perfect lip shade for everyday!

You can get it here for $19.

I give this product a 10/10. I’m going to wear it till it’s gone.
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BNTgirl x Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Watery Cream

In my last blog I spoke about white winters, and what happens when I come home from Los Angeles? White out. Yeahhhhhh ski weather!

But obviously they’re some downsides to the cold weather, one of which is the dry dry, super dry skin that occurs. I have to blast the heat at home, or I might die. So instead of me dying, my body takes a casualty, my skin.

Today I’ll be reviewing a product that has been an immense help for my winter skin; NATURE REPUBLIC Ginseng Royal Watery Cream. Super fancy stuff.

Now, you might ask why I say super fancy, and I say it is because BA-BAM GOLD FLAKES! GINSENG! ROYAL JELLY! GOLD SILKWORM! Tell me that doesn’t look fancy.

Every time I put it on my face I feel like a K-Pop star, and that’s not only because of the super fancy ingredients, lots of K-Pop stars feature it in their routines, and I even saw Taeyeon from SNSD post about it on her instagram. Goals!

I’m feeling fancy.

As for the cream itself it does succeed in the “watery” part of it’s name. The cream absorbs quickly and sets as a light cream that can be used in both your day or night routine.

I love that it doesn’t have the “greasy” feel that some creams give off and doesn’t really have a minimum time to allow it to set. I just put on the rest of my make up after using it and my make up doesn’t melt off. Very nice stuff.

Overall I think it keeps my face hydrated and feeling fancy everyday. Who wouldn’t feel fancy rubbing gold flakes all over their face.

But as you guys know, I LOVE PACKAGING THE MOST! A good packaged item got me like bae. And Nature Republic has done wonderfully, to make it not only look high end but feel it too.

It’s a solid container, that has a nice screw on top, and a nice body to hold the cream as well. Plus it’s super sanitary with a little scooper that comes with it.

The fun part about this product was this is the first product I was actually able to see in the physical store. There was a Nature Republic in downtown LA, in Santee Alley.

I give it a 9/10. It was a a great cream, and I feel fancy while using it. But of course if you want to feel fancy you gotta pay that fancy price.

It retails like a high end cream, 66,000 Won in Korea.

But I found a amazon link for $36 here.

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