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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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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BNTgirl x Too cool for school Glossy Blaster Tint (Dinky Pink)

Feeling some deja vu? I am today while reviewing a product I’ve already reviewed once, ta da.

Today I’ll be reviewing Too cool for school Glossy Blaster Tint in shade Dinky Pink. Good news though, it’s a new color that didn’t come with the kit so it’s still a fun new shade to explore! Check out my previous review here.

Check out my cute manicure.

Like previously I wrote that the blaster tints were super easy to apply and finished off with a lovely stained lips effect so it looks like your lips are perfect all day long. I wore the lip stain all day apple picking and it still gave me a cute tinted lip affect even after gorging on some apples and doughnuts. Onomnomnom. Check out that american sized doughnut. Oh dang. ITS HUGE!

But yeah I put it on at 10am and at 2pm (timestamp when the photo was taken) I still had slightly tinted lips even after tea and lunch and lots more food. Lasts forever and stays cute.

The packaging is still cute. Thought the noticeable difference between the full size tint and the kit was obviously the size. The kits were smaller and condensed and the full sized tint felt more like a lip product that I’m used to.

Other than that, it’s still a 10/10 for me!

You can try it out here for $15. Might be better to buy the set to try them all out! 🙂

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BNTgirl x Amaranth Vibrant Shimmering CC Cream

Sometimes you wish you could love a product, but sometimes it wasn’t meant to be.

This was one of those cases. I really wanted to love Amaranth Vibrant Shimmering CC Cream but alas it wasn’t meant to be.

I really enjoyed it’s hydrating cream which I reviewed last year, so I had hopes that this cc cream would fill the gap in my make up collection, cc creams. But it wasn’t meant to be.

First thing you’ll notice is in my first picture is the dirty box that I have pictured. Why is it dirty? Because the cc cream is the biggest pain in the butt, it literally smudges and dirties anything I touch after immediate usage of it. The cream that can’t stop and won’t stop. Really annoying.

The packaging is still consistent to it’s previous product that I reviewed. A nice pump that makes it easy to use. Like I said, I really wanted to love this, because the packaging is so awesome and easy to use.

But alas we come to the second big no-no that I can’t do; it’s too pale.

Have you ever wanted to be literally be as pale as a ghost? Now you can!

I never did though, especially with my summer tan still in progress, I looked ridiculous with it on. Now I know some ladies are naturally more paler than others, and I’m usually on the more paler side of the spectrum (in the winter) but as it is now I cannot wear it.

So all in all, it was too “I’LL GET ON EVERYTHING YOU LOVE AND OWN!” and wayyy too pale of a product for me to enjoy.

Sorry Amaranth, didn’t love this.

1/10 cause it was easy to rub myself pale. Maybe if I decide to be the Grudge this Halloween it’ll be a fantastic product.

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BNTgirl x STYLENANDA 3CE LONG WEAR EYE CRAYON

Hon hon hon hon hon. Sacre-Bleu! Baguettes? C’est comme je vais retourne en France. France, I’ve returned.

Aujourd’hui (today) I’ll be reviewing STYLENANDA’s 3CE LONG WEAR EYE CRAYON in the shade “Baguette”.

I absolutely love eyeshadow sticks, c’est ma amore. They’re easy to use and completely mess and hassle free. Just put as much as you like on and smudge it out with a finger and you’re ready to go. Or use them as a base color and work off that.

The best part was this formula was completely waterproof. Yeah, baby! No smudging, or creasing or shadows gone awry. Compact and travel friendly, shadow sticks are definitely my friends forever. Honestly I was just tempted to give it a 10/10 review based solely on the fact it was a eyeshadow stick.

But you know, the waterproof and iridescent color made it de creme de la creme (da best).

Now the color itself wasn’t a color I would’ve chosen myself (I’m more of a neutral or pearly colored girl myself) but I work with what I got. Still pretty.

Ohh ahh, multiple colors, one shadow very iridescent.

Eye shadow wise, fantastic. No glittery fall out, and didn’t budge. It made the perfect base to my EOTD (eyeshadow of the day). Superb quality 3CE.

For the crease and to highlight the corners of my eyes I used the Naked 2 palette. The center was simply the eyeshadow stick. And tada, look how pretty it is!

Simple everyday look completed easily with one awesome eyeshadow stick. If this review hasn’t convinced you to buy some, I will buy everything regardless.

3CE has consistently made make up of high quality akin to the higher end spectrum of western brands. I know for sure my Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier eyeshadow sticks have some tough competition for my love against the 3CE eyeshadow stick.

So if you’re in the realm of purchasing a eyeshadow stick for everyday usage, go forth and try the 3CE Long Wear Eyeshadow Stick!

10/10. Obviously.

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BNTgirls Review: DAENG GI MEO RI Oriental Special Shampoo

Mmm floral scents, I love them, and I especially love it when my hair smells like flowers. I especially love the scents of shampoos I seem to find in Asia.

Unfortunately the scents I seem to have found in Asia usually don’t work too well with my hair, but not this shampoo!

It makes my hair shine, smell fantastic and radiant. Plus it lathers well.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been disappointed by a higher end shampoo because of the lack of lather (hint it’s a lot). And for this to lather well, well it’s basically made for me. It smells nice AND it lathers nicely.

I usually wash my hair every other day and with this shampoo I don’t seem to get too head oily or dull hair. Which is frankly amazing since my travels mean different water (mineral content, and beaches) content, which means unhappy hair. But so far my hair looks like just as its suppose to be, shiny and long and full!

I brought along the travel size of the shampoo to take around with me in Europe and it’s the perfect size to carry around in my check in luggage! A super plus is that even the mini travel size has a structured bottle which makes sure it won’t explode in my luggage like other containers have in the past.

The shampoo has been a travel essential, and my friends seem to enjoy the scent as well.

So if you’re looking for a good Asian shampoo that smells of flowers and lathers well, this may be for you! I honestly will continually use this until I run out and then I’ll fly to Asia( or just South Korea) to get some more!

Shiny long hair, don’t care. Hair on fleet?

I’m giving this a solid 9/10 it washes my hair, keeps it fresh, clean and smelling like a bouquet of fresh flowers. PLUS it lathers like a real shampoo! What more can you ask for?

If you want to try a new Asian shampoo, I’d definitely recommend this to you.

8/10.

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BNTgirls Review: Stylenanda 3CE CREAMY CHEEK STICK

Yoo-hoo everyone, yodeleh yee hoo!

During this past month I’ve been trying Stylenanda 3CE CREAMY CHEEK STICK from the mountains of Zakopane in Poland, to the hot and dry Madrid (Spain). I’ve been traveling a lot, and it’s safe to say I’ve tested this product thoroughly.

This product works on temperature extremes and is basically sweat proof.

I went on 6 hour trek up the mountains, the blush endured; sweat, cold temperatures and overall mountaineering. This was at 4C at the top of the mountains.

Few days later I was in Madrid, during a heat wave (40C) and the same blush stayed the same.

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I had friends ask me constantly if I was flushed from the mountaineering or from the crazy heat. Either temperature extremes left my face blush-ful.

So what you basically read is that it’s extremely waterproof from sweat from activities or just from the blistering heat. It’s fantastic.

It applies easily too! Just apply two streaks across each cheek bone and blend it out with your fingers and then it’s done! All day blush, in a minute. Lazy girl in me loves this, especially since I’m traveling around Europe and I have to travel make up light.

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The make up applies like a cream but has a nice natural-esque powder finish. Sort of brings a glow to your face.
After a long 10 hour day, it’s still visible!

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A solid summer blush that’s easy to use! 8/10.

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