BNTgirl x iSOi ACNI Dr. 1st Control Essence

Sometimes like all human beings I get skin care problems.

Hormonal acne especially troubles me once a month. I’ll get some small pimples, though it doesn’t sound too bad they’re extremely noticeable against the rest of my clear skin.

So today I’ll be reviewing a product that helped me get by those monthly woes;  iSOi ACNI Dr. 1st Control Essence.

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It’s a serum/essence that helps with skin care overall;  ft. blemishes, dryness and troubled skin overall.

Like always iSOi has fantastic glass packaging that makes it feel quite luxurious.

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Being by iSOi I expected nothing less than it being absorbed into my skin quickly and easily. The absorption was great and felt light. The cream itself has a mild fragrance so it won’t irritate the skin any further. The essence also boasts that it has no chemical ingredients and that it’s all natural, and I believe it.

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The serum helped my acne fade away naturally and my skin imperfections less imperfect. It helped my redness around my cheeks and nose fade and for the first time in forever I went out with almost no make up on to school. I only have my brows done in the picture below, and that’s it.

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I think overall I’d rate this a 8/10. I don’t think you should treat this like a acne treatment by itself but rather a face imperfection remover instead.

If you’re interested you can buy it here for $30.
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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.

Before:

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During:

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After:

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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 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 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 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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BNTgirl x Coreana Rodin SHO Special Horse Oil cream

Horse oil, oh horse oil, where for art thou horse oil. Jeju Island apparently.

With long, dry winter months prolonging unattractive dry skin flakes on your face, extreme measures had to be taken. Exfoliation, intense scrubbing and finally Horse oil has been brought out. Extreme measures have been taken for extreme skin conditions. Bring the horses from Jeju Island (Almost paradiseee~).

Today I’ll be reviewing, from Jeju Island, Coreana Rodin SHO Special Horse Oil cream.

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Like a lot of other people I have combination skin, which means I’m dry in the winter and oily in the summer. Therefore I have to switch my skincare routinely to make sure I don’t look too oily or too flaky during the different seasons.

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What’s so special about Horse Oil? Natural Vitamin E, which helps with wrinkles and skin repairing (oh my dry dry skin). But it doesn’t only contain horse oil, it also features eight, yes EIGHT, other natural ingredients which help promote healthy skin and healing.

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Horse oil has been wonderful for my skin, light, fast absorption and even faster moisturizing are the keys to its success. Though my face looks a bit oily/dewy immediately after application my face has been so, so, so hydrated and smooth. All my flaky, dry skin patches have healed within two weeks of usage. So much so, that I can actually use my luminous foundations which tend to cling and accentuate my dry spots.

Coreana Rodin SHO Special Horse Oil cream has been one of my favorites (skincare) for the past month, extreme hydration and moisture retention and has been wonderful. I don’t have to worry about those gross dry flakes anymore, and my face now looks luminous even in the dry winter months.

You may have noticed that I previously tried the Guerisson 9-Complex cream which is only other horse cream I’ve tried, and I can say confidently say I love this one much more. It feels lighter, and absorbs much better into the skin. Not only that but it’s much cheaper than the Guerisson cream, $50 vs $30.

Flawless skin, for the brutal winter months.

Although I can’t wait for spring, I’ve decided to use this entire cream up even into the spring to keep up with my smooth skincare routine (why ruin something that’s going so well, amiright).

This cream is wonderful for any dry, flaky combination skinned person like me.

Go ahead and try it, which you can get here for ~$31.

I’m rating this a 9/10 .

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BNTgirl x iSOi Bulgarian Rose Blemish Serum Rehash

Good morning everyone.

Something strange, yet wonderful happened, I got to review the same item twice! Or really they sent me the same item I had gotten previously, and loved, and in a even bigger size!

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I’d just like to link you my previous review here where you can read my in dept review of iSOi Bulgarian Rose Blemish Serum.

You can see my previous video review of it below.

The fresh rose scent and rapid absorption were my favorite features previously.

I can’t tell you how excited I was to get it again, like, super duper. I really loved it the first time I got it in the 20ml size, so much so I emptied it! I don’t often empty products because I get so many to try out, but I kept using iSOi Bulgarian Rose Blemish Serum until it was gone, so I was sad when I used it all.

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I didn’t feel like forking out around ~$50 for it, but now that I’ve gotten it again, I’m seriously considering stocking up on it and using them forever!

The container still maintains it’s luxurious glass bottle, and comes with a even nicer pump now, or what I think looks nicer. Overall I think they did well with the size upgrade (now 35ml) as you get more bang for your buck now.

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The serum’s suppose to help with blemishes but I found that it mainly helped with my overall complexion. It helped with my uneven skin tone that I occasionally get, and with my minor acne I get from hormones.

Check out my other iSOi reviews; toner, and cream.

Overall I’ll keep the rating the same, 8/10.

You can get it here for $66 (on amazon)

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BNTgirl x doctorcos Amino Acid Hybrid Sheet Free Mask Advanced

Gobble gobble, happy Thanksgiving everyone!

If you’re international, Thanksgiving is a holiday where most students have a week of break to go home and celebrated what we’re grateful for. And buy a lot of things we don’t need on Black Friday. Or this year to buy a lot of things at 6pm and eat dinner really early at 3pm.

I’m writing this while I have a break from cooking.

And I’m sad to say this is my final BNTgirl review, maybe ever.

I’m reviewing my favorite from the box, saving the best for last (amiright), Doctorcos Amino Acid Hybrid Sheet Free Mask.

Highly sought after and raved about, in Asia and beyond, I was nothing but excited when I got this to try.

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So you’re probably thinking the same thing I was thinking when I read the title of my post, “what the heck is a sheet free mask?” What does that imply anyways, don’t all masks have disposable one time use face masks you put on you face for 30 minutes???

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Like seriously, what the heck. Haha. Little did I know I would soon come to the same conclusion every other bblogger had before me. Sheet free masks, this is the future. This is awesome.

By having no one time use only disposable masks, we reduce waste, energy and effort of putting on a face mask. 100% lazy girl in me is screaming inside, “Yes! Yes….YASSSSS!!!”

I used to set aside 30 minutes a week just so I could make sure my face mask would stay in place, I used it as sort of a “me” time. But now I don’t have to set aside 30 minutes of my life, put on a mask and take it off. I can just put it on at night and ta da. Skin is happy, face feels fresh, hydrated, and even rejuvenated.

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Okay now here are some the of the facts of the mask, now that you know I absolutely adore it, you may also want to know what it does for your face. On a deeper level, if you know what I mean.

It’s suppose to help; whiten, moisturize, pore refiner, tighten, wrinkles, nourish and overall skin health.

You can use it as a overnight mask (1mm-3mm thick layer), regular face mask (<1mm), or even as a base (light later) for your make up.

Now you may think, “1-3mm thick for a overnight mask? How can you even do that.” Simple, you tap it onto your face lightly.

Second thoughts afterwards may be, what on earth does amino acid hybrid mean???

Well I had no idea, so I decided to look it up for you guys. Apparently the amino acids help by instantly moisturizing your face, and help promote skin turn over rate. Cool.

Third thoughts could be, what does it smell like then, it smells like a luxurious face mask akin to Leader’s face masks which have those nice gel masks. But the scent is lighter and softer on your nose. It’s great. No true floral scent, no irritating overwhelming scents either, it’s truly fantastic.

Anyways, now that you get the gist of what this amazing product is and how it works, it’s your turn to give it a try. Maybe tomorrow, maybe sooner, MAYBE TONIGHT! I highly recommend it.

Goodbye regular sheet masks, I won’t miss you.

I’m giving this a 10/10. Perfection.

You can get this here for $19.99, if you’re interested a mask free happy life, come to the dark side. We have less trash and more happiness.

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BNTgirl x LEADERS MEDIU Moisture Therapy Body Oil Cream

Head, shoulder, knees and toes. All these place have to be moisturized too!

I bet some of you forgot not just the skin on your face eventually ages as well. So keeping your entire body moisturized is just as important as your face!

Today I’ll be reviewing Leaders MEDIU Moisture Therapy Body Oil Cream, to help you with that.

Body + oil + cream = happy body. The perfect recipe for a healthy body.

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Now some of you may wonder what I wondered at first, why a body oil vs a body cream. What really is the difference?

Two words, absorption rate. I found that I actually preferred the body oil, from Leaders, rather than my shea butter body cream from BBW because it absorbed into my body so much better. I rubbed it into my body, and then poof, the oil was into my body. No residue, no unpleasant feelings afterwards just clean absorption.

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The oil was very much like a gel, and liquidized quickly as I rubbed into my body. The gel itself contains amino acid complex, herb complex and tiny tiny vitamin capsules which are cute mini gold spheres. The spheres just sort of pop as you rub the oil into your skin and combine with the gel/oil itself.

As you can see as soon as it absorbs into my dry spot (my elbow specifically) you can’t even see a glimpse that oil was rubbed on, the spot just looks magically healthier/moisturized. Poof. Skin hydrated.

Better yet, it smells like a clean citrus scent, not like lysol (home cleaner), but more like lemon zest on a lemon meringue.

Really the body oil is the perfect thing to apply after a shower and right before you put on clothes, or even with clothes on, because the oil absorbs into your skin immediately. You won’t have to worry about stains or smudges onto your clothing while applying it.

It’s a great product to have, especially in the dry winter where it seems like every single part of my body is dry. After using it for two weeks I feel like my body is healthier, and I think I’m even slightly in love with the body oil.

Really a perfect all round product for the body during any season, wearing any type of clothes. Hassle free, smells great, and is in a easy to use container.

What else could a girl like me really ask for.

I’m giving this a 9.8/10. Almost perfect, it’d be even more perfect if I could find a retailer online that sells it. If anyone knows how I can get this in the USA I’d be much obliged.

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BNTgirl x Guerisson 9-Complex

Orange you happy I didn’t start this off with a terrible joke?

Zing- zesty citrus scents.

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I’m excited to say I’ll be reviewing Guerisson 9-Complex cream, which is packaged so cutely in a orange case, luxury at its finest, and has a citrus based scent. I love it all, first impressions are lasting impression, and the 9-complex cream won my heart visually and with it’s smell.

Can you feel my heart skip a beat? I’m always excited to try a good cream.

Inside the awesome case had the cream itself and a spatula for sanitary usage of the cream. This is especially helpful when you read online about how using your hands directly transfers bacteria and germs into your creams. So we already know it’s luxurious when they provide a super cute spatula.

guerisson.Still002Like the other face cream I recently reviewed, it’s a oil based cream, so those with normal/combo/dry skintones can use this without worry, oily skinned people beware. But with it’s horse oil, it means uber hydration and a happy hydrated face.

The cream, is advertised to help with, wrinkles, whitening, moisture/hydration and the elasticity of the skin. Meaning it’s a versatile skin care product, for wrinkles at least prevention is better than trying to reverse aging.

By moisturizing your face and keeping it hydrated your face is basically wrinkle-proofed as a huge cause of wrinkles is because of lack of face hydration. But wait, there’s more, the cream is suppose to last 72 hours (3 whole days!) so you can apply twice a week and you should be solid.

Like the other cream before it, I’d suggest only using a dabble of the cream, as a small amount goes a long way. Very long way, all over your face, with no problem.

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I think this cream is the perfect day or night face cream, as it’s not too oily so you’ll be able to put your make up over it.

It’s the perfect cream to try out if you looking for a mid-ranged cream.

I’m giving this a 7/10, only because I find this to be a bit expensive MSRP is around $50USD

but it’s current on sale on amazon for $20 USD here.
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