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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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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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 THE LAVICOS Whitening C Ampoule

Continuing with the theme of a white Christmas, I’ll be reviewing another whitening product! At least something has to be white this Christmas, and it better be my face! I’m working towards being pale enough to wear my winter foundations again.

I’ll be reviewing, on Christmas, a whitening serum: THE LAVICOS Whitening C Ampoule!

It comes in a set of 4, each set to expire two weeks after it’s first  opened (or pumped). It’s suppose to be a continuous 4 week regiment added onto a routine or to replace the serum part of a skincare routine.

Unfortunately I could only use one bottle within two weeks, or maybe not so unfortunately, I want to make the product last I guess.

The picture makes it look like a HUGE set of four serums but they’re actually cute pump bottles the size of a mini serum. But each bottle contains a lot!

In order to first use it, it comes with a unique set of instructions, first pumped it once to break the seal and then shake it to mix in the vitamin C capsules with the rest of the serum!

As you can see below, in the new bottle it has a clear liquid on the bottom (serum) and some orange petite capsules of vitamins C, and Palmitoyl
Pentapeptide-3 which is a patented ingredient which is suppose to help with skin damage and help the overall appearance of the skin.MAKE MY SKIN RADIANT I WANT TO GLOW BRIGHTER THAN A FULL MOON!

I usually pump out one pump into the palm of my hand and then pat it into my face. Pat pat pat. It absorbs well, just sinks into my skin. Nothing much there, just nice absorption.

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I don’t know if you can see it, but it’s a orange liquid, and it has some shimmer to it which I think is totally adorable. What’s nice about this vit. C product is that it doesn’t only contain just vitamin C but it also contains other things (fermented too!) such as;  yeast of mistletoe, beans and extracts of Saccharomyces. Fancy, huh?

I think so. I personally couldn’t tell if it whitened me, so I asked my friend Mark, and he said my skin looked good, so maybe.

Side note: I found that vitamin C products usually broke me out, but this one didn’t.  So if you are sometimes prone to break outs with vitamin C but want to look more radiant with the help of vitamin C and it’s magic; maybe try this!

Overall I’d rate this a 7/10. I think I need to test it out further, but for now, it seems cool.

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BNTgirl x ISILOE Premium Whitening

It beginning to look like a white Christmas.

Oh, not the snow on the ground, I’m in California right now on break, so no snow, I meant my face.

Haha, today I’ll be reviewing ISILOE Premium Whitening Set! It’s a super luxurious set that contains a softener, a cream, and a eye cream (concentrate).

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First I’ll review the softener, to begin with I had no idea what a softener was so I googled it. What I learned was that it’s basically a toner, and it removes the dead skin cells on your face. You’ll use it before the cream on your face to make sure the cream can be it tip top absorption rate.

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I tested this product by using it as my night routine for about a month. Overall I found that this was a good set to have, I always woke up with radiant skin that was flawless, no dryness or flaky skin that comes with my combination skin in the winter. Just based off that, I think this product is already a solid 9/10.

So let’s review the toner first, I applied it directly to my face with my hands and patted it down. Though if one wanted to be more sanitary you could use a cotton pad, but I’m lazy.  At first I thought the scent was a bit overwhelmingly floral, but the more I used it as my regular routine I found myself to like and enjoy the scent more.

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But most importantly the container pump is legit the best. Sometimes I find that products are hard to get out of the container, but with this one, you just need to exert the right amount of force needed for the pump mechanism to work. 10/10 I love a good packaging. Hnngggg.

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The cream is really nice as well, it absorbs into the face easily and doesn’t leave my face greasy feeling, just hydrated. the cream lasts basically 24 hours and keeps my face feeling great for a whole day, I didn’t use a day routine because it just went from night to day flawlessly.

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It has a much more sensible lighter floral fragrance. and the same great packaging. I’m really in love with the pump, and the lovely hidden gem.

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TADA. Isn’t the packaging gorgeous? Honestly, the packaging itself has won me over, we can basically stop this review because I’m in love with it.

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The eye cream concentrate for me was okay, I don’t have a favorite eye cream because they tend to feel a bit too thick for me but this was okay, it didn’t wow me but it did its job! Hydrates the skin under my eye well!

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Overall I’d rate this product a 9.5/10. Packaging is the best, and if you’re into a pretty but well functioning product go ahead and go wild.

Unfortunately I don’t have a price yet since it’s a new product and I think they’re testing it.

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BNTgirl x Pure Heals Ginseng Berry Eye Lift Patch

Oh god I needed these.

Midterms just ended for me and I’m a serious victim of eye bags, not the cute aegyo eye bags, the omg what happened to sleep ones. Also, not to be confused with designer eyebags you obtain from jetsetting to foreign countries for brief amounts of time.

Today I’ll be reviewing Pure Heals Ginseng Berry Eye Lift Patch!


Eye patches are a great mini mask for the eye bags specifically because they still allow you to continue with whatever you’re doing ( in my case, studying like a mad man). So I really appreciate them because they just feel nice in general.

What’s specifically excellent about the Pure Heals one is that not only is it cooling during initial contact but for the entire extended wear of the eye patch entirely. Plus I like the fact is a clear gel, it looks a little bit more normal.


Even better bonus about the eye patches is that they work( at least for me)! I just put them on for 20-30 minutes and continuing the ritualistic studying that is engineering.

Here are some before and after pictures:

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The skin around my eyes definitely plumped back up and looked much healthier.

Does what it’s advertised to do, so that’s super cool.

Only bummer is that the MSRP is 53,000 Korean Won or around $53USD, so it’s quite a baller amount. But if price isn’t a issue or you need some major help ASAP, give it a try.

Still a solid though, so I’d give this a 8.5/10, minus 1.5 for the price. I’m a student, broke life.

 
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BNTgirl x STYLENANDA 3CE Fitting Cushion Foundation

Bonjour, it’s fall, but more importantly I feel like it has been exam week every week in October and somehow my midterms continued onto November. So needlessly to say my skin has been wrecking havoc, stress does not do wonders for the skin at all.Fake it till you make it, am I right. 3ce4

I needed something to cover my face with and make it look flawless while doing so. Sometimes my prayers are answered in the form of Korean makeup.

Today I’ll be reviewing STYLENANDA 3CE Fitting Cushion Foundation in shade 21.

It’s a compact cushion but unlike my others, it has a sleek and cool finish. Though to be real everything by 3CE has a cool feel to it; lipstick: cool, mascara: cool, everything: cool. Stylenanda is my low key crush. Stylenanda has some super cool feeling designs. But my favorite thing about the cushion compact itself is the super cute air puff (sponge applicator), usually in cushion compact it has a blue base, but 3CE has a pink one (you can see the edges of pink on the applicator).

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Of course as a cushion foundation all you have to do is press gently into the cushion to get some product onto the air puff, and tap away. And what’s left is a flawless face.

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Seriously flawless skin, dewy and glowing skin. It’s easy to make it seem like I have great skin and within seconds if I apply really quickly. Fast and simple, I love cushions.

Of course as with any foundation type I have to try a stress test on it of sorts. So I decided to try it out in a day of my life as a student in university. I have classes from 8am-4pm and I go to the gym afterwards.

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8AM: Face is of course flawless because I just applied the foundation.

Skip forward like 8 hours later, and a cardio session of 45 mins.

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MY EYEBROWS RUBBED OFF(LOL)! But the 3CE cushion stayed on. Indicating that this is some real nice foundation. If I had to redo #SummerInEurope2k15, I’d definitely bring this on my trip.

On a regular day out with my friends, where we all wear the same sweater, I really stood out with my glowing skin. #nophotoshop #juststunning

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Overall I found that as a cushion foundation, the Fitting cushion really fits my lifestyle. Hahaha…trying to be punny (pun+funny).

It really fits my lazy lifestyle, I can just apply it in the morning and then not worry about it for the rest of the day and I’ll still photograph well.

So if you’re in the market for a new foundation, definitely give it a try.

I’d rate this a 10/10 in my books. They gave me a refill so I’ll keep using it until I run out and I’ll have to run out and buy more.

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