BNTgirl x CATALINA GEO GEL EYELINER

Sometimes you get a product and you think to yourself, FINALLY!

Finally, I’m trying a gel eyeliner! These used to be all the rage in South Korea, and they still are popular. I was too heavily invested in my liquid eyeliners to ever try them.

But today I’ll be reviewing CATALINA GEO GEL EYELINER! YAY!

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The top part of the cap is actually a brush inside, but the brush is a bit soft, and it’s easier to apply the eyeliner with a slightly stiffer brush.

The eyeliner actually applies really well and smoothly. The gel makes it smooth application and allows me to tightline really well and easily.

The application of a basic tightline only takes like 30 seconds with it, and I can see why people enjoy using it so much.

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It makes a great tightliner product, but not a really good winged eyeliner maker. The product is too smudgy, the eyeliner kind of rubs onto the bottom of the eye. As you can see in the picture above, on the bottom of my eye, the eyeliner definitely smudged downwards.

However, overall the eyeliner is a 8/10. It works really well as a tightliner, just not to make a winged eyeliner.

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BNTgirl x MAXCLINIC CIRMAGE Lifiting stick

The product I’m about to review has received some cray hype online. If you haven’t seen it, there’s a video of the older Asian woman using this and literally LIFTING the wrinkles and fine lines from her face. You can google it. There are literally hundreds of videos online. Also YouTube videos and reviews. It’s a serious hype. So I was surprised when I got it from BNTNews, but good surprised.

The video is epic, EPIC.

Today I’ll be reviewing MAXCLINIC’s CIRMAGE.


But I don’t have those wrinkles, to uh, show you the awesome affects of it.

I did, however, use it on my dad. LOL. Unfortunately I’m not at privy to show those pics of him, but I can discuss how it did affect him.

So that’s going to be my review, just a summary of what I saw visually happen to his face, because mine doesn’t have any.

Also include some fine ass pictures.

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This is what it looks like inside.

For the motions, you’re suppose to lift and rub your face with it, to relieve the wrinkles.

I made some pictures for the demonstrations of what I did on my dad.

Attack the under eye bags!

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Attack the fatty areas to lift!

Now it did produce some light affects on my skin personally, but not anything too noticeable, so the before after pictures would be silly.

But for my dad, who has crazyyyyy wrinkles (60 y/o Asian man ) it totally lifted and smoothing his skin out!

He really loved how youthful it made him, it definitely smoothed out the fine lines in his face, and instead of many fine lines under his eyes, it turned into one big puffy skin area. A big improvement!

Unfortunately, his thicker lines/wrinkles could not be tamed.

A downside of the product is also it’s stickiness. I definitely wouldn’t use it on a everyday basis, but I definitely could see my dad whipping this out right before a family photo next time.

I’m giving this a 7/10. Definitely looks better on people with wrinkles!
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BNTgirl x Stylenanda 3CE WHITE MILK PACK TO FOAM

Today I’ll be reviewing a favorite of BNTNews July box!

Ba-dum, I’ll be reviewing 3CE WHITE MILK PACK TO FOAM! 


So who doesn’t like a clay mask that foams? IM THINKING NO ONE!!!

It’s a pretty awesome concept, a product that has 3 functions. You can use it as a cleanser, a clay mask or just a nose mask!

But I pretty much use the clay mask function exclusively only because I love it so much.

It’s a super light clay masks that dries in 5-10 minutes and then lathers up into a foam when you’re washing it off.

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So I has the soft essentials of a clay mask but also the best part of any cleanser: the foaming. So it’s basically the perfect clay mask for me.

Did I mention it was a super, super soft product. It feels like a soft putty and just spreads all over your face. It smells light.

It could be a cloud. Who’s to say it isn’t?

LET IT FOAM!



It’s just a nice mask.

And it definitely felt like a nice mask to just let it absorb the impurities in my face.

I’d definitely be purchasing it once I finish this. SOON!

I rate this a 9/10. Super enjoyable mask.
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BNTgirl x MAXCLINIC Purifying Vitamin Oil Foam + Cloud Embo Massage Brush

Good day everyone!

Today I’ll be reviewing something everyone loves; a good foaming cleanser. Foaming is key.

I’ll be reviewing MAXCLINIC Purifying Vitamin Oil Foam + Cloud Embo Massage Brush. 

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It comes in a beautiful blue gel like liquid and it turns into some nice cleanser foam with a little bit of elbow grease and water!

Although I saw elbow grease I just mean I have really weak arms, but once you get some momentum going you can definitely get some nice thick foam onto your face!

The brush itself is superrrrrrr soft, unbelievably soft. Usually face brushes have harder or rougher scrubs for a mini exfoliating action but only in the center of the flower massage brush is only slightly harder.

So I just usually add a pump onto my hand and spread it evenly around my face first. Once I have a nice layer on, I dip my brush into water and in circular motions apply pressure onto my face with the brush.

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As a gel cleanser it works well if you use it as a two part cleansing routine, which means you’ll need another deep cleanser to probably remove more heavy duty make up.

But there are definitely some positives to the cleanser itself.

I really appreciate the vitamin cleanser, and the mini balls of vitamins that burst, it definitely makes my face feel rejuvenated and fresh. 

And I especially love the slight citrus smell, I think I’d buy anything with a citrus smell. One of my favorite scents is the zest of a lemon. 

I tested it out for 2+ weeks and it didn’t break me out and kept my skin looking fresh the entire time.

If you’re looking to try a new *soft* cleanser brush I’d definitely recommend the brush. Such a keeper.

Overall I’d give the product a 7/10.

I love the brush, but I’m not a super fan that it didn’t remove my waterproof make up. But it did remove all my foundation and base make up! 

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BNTgirl x CATALINA GEO Color Capsule Make Up Base

Good evening!

So if you follow my blog, you’ll see that the title of my review today is very similar, and that’s because I’m again reviewing Catalina Geo’s Color Capsule Make Up Base!


But today instead of a green base, that reduces redness, I got a pink base which should make my skin more youthful!

Of course, like always I like to gauge it’s difference in color and texture, as a color difference could also mean a texture difference of the make up base. But nope, this time the base kept the same consistency of the green base I had gotten earlier, which smoothed out nicely once applied.

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Once applied the base gives of a soft pale shimmer and makes me sparkle a little bit more than usual. A nice dewy finished!
I tested it all day while I was out, and it made sure my HERA UV mist cushion BB cream stayed on all day!

I was impressed.


It stayed on all day and made sure my face didn’t get too oily or made my make up runny. A true base.

I won’t lie, I liked this one better than the green one I reviewed previously probably because I didn’t have skin redness problems. But this one definitely enhanced my skin.

So overall I found that since the capsule base comes with different colors, the one that works best for you might not be the one that worked best for me.

Overall I rate this one a 8/10.

It’s a very solid primer, but if you’re not in the market for a Korean specific primer, I think the American ones might be easier to get or have the same price range. But it’s still a solid primer for what it is and what it does!

 
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BNTgirl x Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture ALOE VERA

Time sure flies when you’re having fun.

One of the first products ever given to me by BNTnews for the BNTgirls was the Comelyco Aloe, which you can read here. Now we’ve come full circle, two years later and I’m reviewing what may be the OG (original) aloe.

From Nature Republic, today I be reviewing their Soothing & Moisture ALOE VERA 92% Soothing Gel.

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Ba-bam! I think it’s one of Nature Republic’s most quintessential products. It’s maybe what everyone associates it to at least. For around $5 USD there’s not much that can be it in price v. quality v. quantity. I still have about a quarter of the tub of the first aloe gel BNTnews gave me. So $5 for good times, you can’t beat that price.

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Of course there’ll be differences, the most major of the two would be that Nature Republic’s features 3% less aloe, and I think that may be a good thing. The comelyco one was a bit too gel like and wouldn’t absorb into my skin properly, but I definitely felt like the Nature Republic one did.

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Now the acne test, good news guys I actually had a minor hormonal break out to truly test this product last week. I’m weak especially on my forehead and my chin.

So the before:

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The after (about 15 hours into viciously applying it onto my chin):

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As you can see from the images, the redness definitely toned down A LOT. And overall it just calmed the whole problem area down.

I really like aloe, it’s a awesome gift from nature (heh, nature republic) and it’s yummy and it’s awesome for treating acne and sunburns.

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So all in all, I definitely think everyone should just have a tub at home.

It’s $7 of happiness guys, totally worth.

You can get it for $7 and free 2 day shipping with prime here

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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 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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