BNTgirl x Hansaeng Cosmetics RIN Bi-gyeol Soo Cream

Joyeux Noël! Merry Christmas, and happy seasonal greetings!

I’m not only dreaming of a white Christmas this year but living it! We got snow here in New York and it’s so lovely.

Today I’ll be reviewing Hansaeng Cosmetics RIN Bi-gyeol Soo Cream, the name may sound familiar as a reviewed a similar cream from the same brand previously!


This time I’ll be reviewing their cream that comes in beautiful baby blue colored container.

It features intense moisture, brightening and an anti wrinkle formula.

Prevention is the best medicine, so we want to prevent those fine lines and wrinkles before anything shows up!



The inside of the container (the cream) is just as beautiful as the outside, it’s like they knew my favorite color was blue. So I’m really digging the colors already just to begin with.

First thing you do with a product is see, and visually, it’s super pleasing.

Next the smell, it has a light fragrance quite similar to the orange jar from my previous review. Quite mild and not really irritating at all.


Application wise it absorbs really well into the skin and leaves a fresh glow.

I’ve been using it more as a day time moisturizer than a night time because I do in fact like the after glow it gives. It doesn’t quite give as much moisture as I need in the dry winters at night but gives the perfect amount for the day.


Overall I found this to be a really decent day time moisturizer and I’ll definitely be using the whole jar this winter. It’s a dry one this year.

Can’t wait for it to be part of my empties collection.

Solid 8/10.

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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 THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask

Hello!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’m back with my favorite type of Asian beauty! Face masks!

Today I’ll be reviewing THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask.

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I’m falling into fall currently. All the leaves are so beautiful but my face is combination, so it’s getting super dry right about now.

So I was able to test it while I went to the Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston, Texas. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Like a adult Disney for jobs and women in computer science.

Anyways the night before my conference I was on a plane for 5 hours, and experience a two hour layover, needless to say my skin was dry and very unhappy. I also had two interviews the next day?

So it was mask time! Mask time!

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It was a mask that really stuck to the face so I was able to work on a project while masking, it says to do it for 20-30minutes but I did it for almost a hour (lost track of time) and when I peeled it off my face definitely felt rehydrated.

I was ready for my interviews at GHC16!

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Overall it was a very good mask, and I thought it had multiple properties to make it a really great mask. It adhered to my face well and gave me the moisture I needed. I also looked great for the rest of the day, new LinkedIn photo yayuhhh!

Rating it a 9/10. I love this mask! Can’t wait to buy more.

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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 Hwajin Cosmetics Homme Terrior (All-in-one)

 

Welcome to part 2 of the Hwajin Cosmetic set I got, moisturizer time!

Moisturize me. MOISTURE!

I’ll be reviewing Hwajin Cosmetic’s Homme Terrior All in One .

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Honestly, at this point, I wish they marketed some women’s stuff to be like men’s. No nonsense, ALL IN ONE!

We’ve all seen those 5-219381 step routines, which I think are ridiculous for a student or anyone who can’t afford to spend 30-60 minutes on a skincare routine. This is just – bam, put on, done!

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Welcome to the one step wonder for men, but I will use, because I’m lazy and this is great.

The packaging, feels like a solid men’s cologne; heavy, and dark. It’s a sexy sleek flask like looking thing, and it carries well.

The scent itself might be a bit off putting for women, since it’s a “manlier” scent, definitely smells like a musky, nature, wood kind of scent/vibe.

It works well as a moisturizer and more, and I find that it is a routine in one step. My face doesn’t feel dry, and stays moisturized all through the night.

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But whatever, I can smell like a man cause who cares when I’ll be using it in my night routine, jk, it’s no longer a routine just a one shop does all.

I’m a bit envious that males are offered a convenient, just slather it on method, and I hope Korean cosmetic companies start to maybe start offering such products for women too.

But until then, I’ll be using this.

10/10 if I were a guy 9/10 for me because it has a lingering scent. I’m blending in with the boys now.

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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

10/10

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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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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.

You can find it here or here.

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