BNTgirl x Too Cool for School Art Class by Rodin

Ohhhhh spring’s here and summer’s around the corner, what does that mean?! Contouring/bronzer forever!

Looking for the perfect summer glow/chiseled face can be difficult, I know, and today I’ll be reviewing a Korean Contouring product – Art Class by Rodin by Too Cool For School.

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Like always, I have to mention their super cute packaging, they obviously know how to perfect detailing, and it shows in their product.

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Now I’ve previously tried and disliked Benefit Hoola, and I currently use NARS Paloma on the daily, just for some background in what I’ve fiddled with. Both super popular contouring kits, and now the TCFS Art Class by Rodin is popular as well, I’ve seen SSIN use it a lot on her youtube channel.

Unlike western faces, I need contouring, or else my cheekbones and nose would be lost to the roundness of my egg shaped face. So I’m quite invested in finding the perfect contouring palette.

Most important thing about contouring is the naturalness, you don’t want to seem really fakely chiseled, or orange. So I was really excited to see that the TCFS kit was a more light contouring kit, so you could build the color up rather than mess up one time and be done with it.

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Compared to my NARS kit,  like I said above, it was less pigmented, but still worked well. It looked very natural.

To use the product itself, you can use the darkest color to fill in the hollows of your cheek, then the middle color to blend out. But personally I just swirl my blush/contour brush in the pan and use the three colors together to shade my face.

How do I contour you might ask? Well I’ll upload a brief video later (ft. both my NARS paloma kit and the TCFS Art Class by Rodin), I usually start by finding the hollows of my cheeks and then creating a 3 figure shape on my face afterwards.

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Overall I find the TCFS Art Class by Rodin to be a fine contouring kit especially for asian skin tones like myself. I didn’t find the color too bronzing/orange/fake tan ish and was extremely natural. No make up make up, amiright? You want to look flawless without too much effort. I only really used 3-5 products in this look and it was mostly by Too Cool for School.

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I would recommend this as a beginner contouring tool as it’s easy to build up in color naturally without looking fake, so it’s cute and easy to use.

I’d rate this a solid 8/10. Easy and practical to use.

As a beginner product I find it a nice product to use and if you’re interested you can buy it herefor $20.
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BNTgirl x SNP’s Bird’s Nest Aqua Eye Patch

Hello eyebags, I mean hello everyone.

It’s finals week, some of my friends are finished with school some of the are suffering the same fate as I. Woe is I with my eyebags.

Like all uni students, I suffer from the constant attack of lack of sleep making my eye bags terrible. But they only get worse as finals approach.

So I was really excited to see I got a eye mask in my box from BNTnews in my April box! Today I’ll be reviewing SNP’s Bird’s Nest Aqua Eye Patch!

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Like the name suggests it contains swiftlet nest extracts and hyaluronic acid. Both of which help rehydrate and nourish the eye bags to reduce the puffyness, darkness, and the fine lines around the eyes.

The eye masks themselves are quite liquidy and are made with a gel like mask so it has a nice cooling effect when put on the eyes.

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Now eyebags should not be confused with agaeyo eyes, these are not cute and just make you look extremely sleep deprived and exhausted.

Sorry for the ugly eye bag photos coming up, I can’t help the fact I’m genetically prone to them.

The instructions are easy, put them on for 20-30 minutes, but apparently I put them on backwards a few times, awks.

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Unforunately for me, my eyebags may have been too much for them, as I didn’t really notice too much of a difference on myself. But the other BNTgirls seemed to have enjoyed them.

Each box contains 60 pieces, so maybe if I do it a lot more, 20 more times or so I’ll notice a difference. But for now I only noticed a bit of a immediate difference.

I rate this product a 6/10. I really wanted them to work but it seemed to have only mildly worked. But something is better than nothing!

If you want to try them out, you can buy it here for $14.03
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BNTgirl x KONAD Classic Jeans Nail Polish

Bonjour tout le monde! (Hello everyone!)

I’m back again with another Konad product, today I’ll be reviewing their Classic Jeans Nail Polish in shades Midnight Blue Jeans and Turkey Blue Jeans(yum turkeys, I want a sandwich now).

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I was excited about the two colors that I got because my favorite color is actually blue, so I was pretty excited about two blue shades. A sexy dark blue and a more spring-y blue shade. Wow very hip, much trendy.

It’s funny because I’m very a very anti-pants person, most of my closet are yoga leggings and dresses. But I found this to be a fun nail polish regardless.

When I first saw them I was pretty confused because they were described as a jean like nail product but on the outside it looked glittery. I found out later it dries out in a cool matte and textured polish. Quite a fun transformation.

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To my surprise the nail polish themselves are quite opaque, and only needed one coat for a full polish look, so it was a really easy DIY. Bonus –  they look good.

Note to all people applying nail polish on top of wood surfaces; use a paper inbetween, nail polish remover will ruin the veneer of the wood.

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On my hand I have midnight blue on all fingers except my ring finger for which I used the turkey blue as a accent color.

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It’s easy to apply, it lasts quite a long while, and it looks cool.

So if you’re looking for a trendy easy nail polish (and you’re sick of OPI/Essie) free feel to try a Korean Nail polish brand – Konad!

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BNTgirl x Neogen CODE 9 Lemon Green Caviar Essence and Tox Tightening Pack

For my last review for my March box, I’ll be telling you the secret to my flawless radiant skin for the month.

Wow fantastic baby.

I’ll be reviewing Neogen CODE 9 Lemon Green Caviar Essence and Tox Tightening Pack.

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Inside the white container had yellow gauze pads on one side and cotton pads on the other side.

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After inspecting the contents you surprisingly had to pour the liquid into the gauze/cotton pad combo and then in a even more stranger twist put in the refrigerator for 9 hours before even using it.

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I thought it was too complex at first but after trying it for a few weeks I’m a believer.

I usually use it after a shower and toner to make sure my face is completely clean. Then according to instructions, start with the cotton pad side first and then in a sweeping motion go from the inner face to the outer face. It’s really cool and refreshing especially after a shower, it just immediately cools the face and closes the pores.

After that you use the yellow gauze side and sweep again from the inner part of your face outwards.

The combination of the dual sided pad helps absorb and maintain that radiant glow afterwards.

I’ve been truly loving this product everyday, it helps clear my skin and make sure I can go out barefaced without being too worried about my complexion!

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BNTgirl x Too cool for school Glossy Blaster Tint favorite kit Review

Starting strong and then saving the best for last is the way to go isn’t it?

Another awesome lip product this month is Too cool for school Glossy Blaster Tint favorite kit! It’s by one of the cutest Korean brands (super cute packaging!) it’s a tint and it’s glossy! It’s a two in one product and lazy make up Doris proof!

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I’ll have a video up soon describing how I use it in video, but for now make do with a lot of photos!

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Inside the super cute pull out box is three shades No.1 (CHIC RED) No.2(GIDDY ROSE) and No.5 (MERRY TANGERINE).

Guess which one’s my favorite? Of course the orange! I’m a coral lip color type of person myself, and the orange one is the perfect coral-y color on!

Previously with Korean lip tints/gradients it was a multiple step process; concealer + tint + gloss, but now it’s really a one step process, apply + blur with this kit. And I love that it’s so easy, you don’t even need a mirror  with this lip tint!

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All I do is apply to the inner part of my upper + lower lip and then blur out the edges with a finger and tada a easy gradient lip! I usually apply it in the car going to school, and since I don’t even need a mirror to apply I can rest my eyes while going to school, it’s that easy!

After application you don’t really have to worry about it (and that’s the best part) as it fades and tints your lips leaving a loving reminder that you did have a lip color on today. Easy touch up if you want, and if you don’t there’s still some color!

Besides the easy gradient lip you can do with the kit, you can also do a full lip color, one full application around your lips and it’s done. The lip tints have high pigmentation and one application is all you really need for a full colored lip!

But blah blah blah, you just want to see the pictures, sorry, without further ado here they are.

No.1 (Chic Red)

No.2 (Giddy Rose)

No.5 (Merry Tangerine)

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I’ve truly loved these easy lip tints. Awesome for a lazy on the go student for a cute fresh look. (Can you believe I don’t have any make up on above minus my brows? See the next review for the secret to my flawless complexion, wow very radiant wow) .

I’m giving this a solid 10/10.

And at $25USD for 3 colors, seems like a crazy bargain, you can get here.

Or try the red one here for $15.

 

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BNTgirl x It’s SKIN PRESTIGE BN CREAM EX

Welcome back to my bloggg.

Today I’ll be reviewing It’s SKIN PRESTIGE BN CREAM EX! It’s a face cream that contains Swift nest and pure gold extracts (super fancy ingredients yo).

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For those who don’t know, Swift Nest is a ingredient (a very expensive one, a nest can go for $2500USD, baller lifestyle) that is used to make a very very very expensive soup. The soup itself is suppose to help with a lot of properties to help with health in general.

I didn’t really know what the gold did besides make a cream more fancier previously, so I did some googling and found that it’s suppose to help rejuvenate the skin and that gold face masks are really popular in Japan. That healthy glow.

So already this just sounds like a expensive product, and if the packaging says anything it definitely feels expensive.

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The container itself is really cool. Check out my pics, I can’t really describe it but the lid goes within the container and creates a really cool effect when opening it.

For the product, I found it smelled really similar to Pond’s face cream, a light perfumed scent. It absorbs really fast into the skin. I love the fact that it’s light and absorbent. Nothing’s better than a face cream that doesn’t sit in the face, it goes right into the skin, so you know the skin’s absorbing something.

I really like it as a face cream, my major winter problem has been dry skin, and it has taken care of that. Ohhh hydrated skin = happy skin. Look at my naked skin, wow much radiance wow, but I think that’s mostly in large part due to a different skincare product you’ll see in my blog soon!

I’ve been liking it however it hasn’t been “wow”ing me especially at the price point so I’m giving it a 7/10.

You can buy it here for $55.

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BNTgirl x Coreana RODIN SHO 3-Step Nose Pack

First off I’d like to say whaaaaaa.

I’m used to the conventional nose strips, which you just place on a wet nose for 15 minutes then remove, but 3 steps that sounded crazy at first to me.

Today I’ll reviewing Coreana’s RODIN SHO 3-Step Nose Pack, it’s a 3 step nose strip pack!

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First step; makes black heads to the surface (magic of horse oil), Second step: Actual removal of black heads, white heads and sebum, cleans pores with a peel-off sheet.And finally the 3rd step: Re-hydrating and making your nose happy via horse oil.

Horse Oil seems to be trendy, and it really seems to hydrate well so I was down to try this nose pack.

I always thought of myself to be a minimal pore type of person but this just goes to show what’s underneath all that skin can be realllllly hidden. I rarely do nose strips but this proved that my nose is gross, and bleh.

Beware: this will consume 45 minutes of your life, but you know you can relax and do other things while the nose strips do their thang.

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The first strip is a paper like strip, which you apple on after cleaning your nose, and after 15 minutes clean away the excess with a Q-tip. I think this step really opens up the pores so it’s easier/less painful to do the second step.

The second step is the actual pore removing part so be sure to put a lot of water around the area of the nose to make sure it adheres onto it. After 15-20 minutes or when the strip dries, carefully, remove it and then look at it in mild horror and amusement.  I don’t know why, but after removing the nose strip you have to look at it, you look at it wondering, “how, how could so much sh*t be in my nose.” And think to yourself you gotta work on cleaning your pores more.

The last step is more a recovery mode nose strip, it’s a gel strip (so more like a nose mask) to help heal, minimize the pores, and hydrate the nose again.

All in all it seems like a good product, it removed a lot, and I mean a lot, of disgusting sebum from my nose. It was quite gross. I’m not going to put a picture up because I thought if I wouldn’t want to see it, neither would my readers.

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I’d rate this as a 9/10. It’s a good nose strip! And I think much better than holika holika’s one.

Unfortunately I can’t seem to find a link of where to buy it, but I’ll ask my sponsor and hopefully have one up here soon!

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BNTgirl x Stylenanda 3 Concept Eyes DANGEROUS MATTE LIP COLOR (#807)

Buongiorno Bella, as you may know I went to Italia!

More on Italy later, I’ll be uploading my daily blogs here soon (just editing) like always. Part 1 is up though, and you can watch my vlog here. The only thing constant? My berry red lips. ^^

Today I’ll be reviewing a lipstick from one of the trendiest brands in Korea, Stylenada 3CE’s Dangerous Matte Lip Color in 807.

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Milano (Milan, Italy) is one of the fashion capitals of the world, home to Versace, and many other high end brands. And I didn’t want to be less than trendy when I was there, so I used my most winter-spring transition color I had in my travel make up bag – Stylenada 3CE’s Dangerous Matte Lip Color in 807.

I loved it so much in Milan, I even used it in the day in Venezia (Venice, Italy).

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Statement lips are always in, and currently a light pop of color on your lips is the poison of choice.  Sometimes it may seem that a lip color is too bold for the day and to be only kept for the night, but I found #807 a middle dark raspberry to be perfect as a Day-Night lip color. It was vibrant enough to wear in the day to not stand out too much but have the focus on, and it was a nice night lip look.

Day.

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Night.

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So it’s not only creates a modern trendy look it comes in a angular, square modern casing. I love the case, it feels matte and modern. IT FEELS MATTE!

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Bonus- it’s dangerously matte. If it were too glossy it would’ve been too much for a night look and maybe too much for even a day look, but as a matte color it kept the color much more vibrant and subdued (no blinding lights from your lips here).

I literally used it almost exclusively in Italy, it was great and photographed well. The only bummer was that it would last all day if I didn’t eat, but I ate, a lot. But application is easy, one layer and done!

I’d rate this as a 10/10 as a beauty product (viva la matte), I’ll definitely be looking to buy more shades.

You can buy it here for $23.99.

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NYC-MILANO DAY 1-2

Bongiorno Bellas, I’ll be uploading a 3 part series of my adventures in Milan.

If your like it please subscribe to my YT channel! ^^

Below is also my itinerary for Milan Day 1 if you’re interested, I planned quite thoroughly so it’s easy to go from one tourist attraction to another!

Milan Day 1 (Arrive at 10:50AM)

  • Get the MilanoCard at airport
  • Get To Milano Central Station
  • Check baggage into day storage (Left luggage – KiPoint)
    • For 5 hours 6 euros!
  • Luini Panzerotti (Lunchhhhh!)
    • A Must have in Milan (Mozerrla cheese + tomatos fresh in bread)
    • “street food” of Milan
  • Milan Cathedral (Duomo)
    • Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milan, Italy
    • Free or 7
    • dis a church
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    • Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milan, Italy
    • Architecture/Pic
    • Food/Dining
  • Castello Sforzesco
    • Address: Piazza Castello, 3, 20100 Milan, Italy
    • dis a castle
    • dis is free
  • Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
    • Address: Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
    • Free
    • dis a church too

BNTgirl x SNP Animal Masks (Panda, Tiger, Dragon, Otter)!

Masks, oh glorious masks.

Animal masks, whaaaaaaaa.

Recently trending are face masks that are also quite “selfie” able. How exciting.

A skincare essential to everyday (or weekly) skincare routines are definitely face masks! They’re the extra ompf to your routine, the ‘treat yo self’ factor in your life.

I love face masks, since they essentially mean 10-20 minutes of doing absolutely nothing but relaxing.

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Today I’ll be reviewing four different face masks from SNP; the Otter Mask (hydration) the Tiger Mask (wrinkles), the Dragon Mask (blemishes) and the Panda Mask (whitening).

The best part of it all, SNP donates a portion of their profits to Korea Animal Protection Society. So you look fun, feel great and help animals in need too.

Feel the animal within?

Spoiler alert I’m listening my favorites first and we’ll go down to my least favorites.

First, my favorite, oh-oh-otter mask! Hydration has been quite scarce lately in the winter months, and this has been my mini oasis in the desert.

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The mask gives a instant hydrating lift to the skin and leaves a nice dewy finish. The mast gives off a light floral “aqua” scent, which isn’t too annoying to smell for a long period of time, it’s the opposite in fact.

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My second favorite is was panda mask! Although I’m not too keen on the whitening skincare products, I LOVE THIS MASK! It gives off a wonderful citrus scent and it’s the cutest!

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is the tiger mask! Out of the four this one may be my favorite “selfie” mask, it was so adorable, rawr! The tiger mask features the anti-wrinkling properties, which I’m not too keen about since I’m 21. But it was so cute!

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My least favorite was the dragon mask. I was really excited to try this “blemish” mask, but I found that it didn’t work and I didn’t like this scent the most. 😦 But I still liked selfie-ing around with it.

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I’m giving the masks a overall 7/10. Although cute, I didn’t find that the products were too effective in their properties. But they still left nice!

You can get a;

Otter box herefor $20 on Amazon.

Tiger box herefor $26 on Amazon.

Panda box herefor $26 on Amazon.

Dragon box herefor $26 on Amazon.

 

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