Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stylenanda 3CE Creamy Water Proof Eye Liner Review & Swatches

I've tried quite a number of 3 Concept Eyes products and I have been pretty impressed by most if not all of them. Today, it's gonna be a review on their Creamy Water Proof Eye Liners.

A long-lasting liner that is oil and water resistant to prevent smudging, the 3CE Creamy Water Proof Eye Liner seems to be a very promising item for those ladies who have watery eyes and always have a problem with their liners creating a mess at the end of the day. 

I have been using these liners for weeks, experimenting with the application and wear of this product. True to its description and claims, these liners are truly waterproof and smudgeproof. I used this on my upper and lower waterline as well as my upper lash line and went for an hour long run and workout session. It surprisingly didn't give me panda eyes. 

The liners are very pigmented that I didn't have to go over the lines twice to make it opaque. These liners are so smooth and creamy that it doesn't tug on your eyes when you use them. i love how they are retractable pencils and you don't have to bother sharpening them because you could twist them up. If you're finicky about pointed tips, don't worry, 3CE got you covered. you can removed the bottom of the liner, and voila! A sharpener to keep them pointy. 

There are 14 shades for the Creamy Water Proof Eye Liner and I have here 3. 



#1 Cats - Matte Black - You can never have too many black pencils especially waterproof ones! ^^
#4 Chicago - Pearlescent Purple - If you look closely you will be able to see purple micro glitters that gives this a pretty sparkle on your eyes.
#10 Mojito - Matte Mint - Launched along with 2 other liners as part of the VIVID collection for Spring & Summer this is my favorite for a pop of color! 





I thoroughly enjoyed these liners and I hope you get to check them out as well. Each liner retails for $13.21 and I think that's a pretty good price for a mid range brand and product. Visit Stylenanda for more trendy Korean products and makeup. ^^ 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Stylenanda 3CE Under Eye Flash Swatches

A couple of months ago I reviewed an eyeliner from 3 Concept Eyes that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was called Under Eye Flash in the shade #6 African Sunset (review here). I loved it so much that I decided to get the rest of the other shades in the same line.

I still have the same thoughts with these 5 other shades as I have with African Sunset so you can refer to my full review on the Under Eye Flash here. Here are the swatches of the rest of the liners and their descriptions.




#1 Romanticism - Pink beige with gold
#2 Pitter Patter - Khaki with gold
#3 Lovable - Shimmery Nude/Ivory
#4 Brown Sugar - Cream Beige
#5 Hazzy Mocha - Golden Mocha



You can purchase these and other 3 Concept Eyes product at Stylenanda, they ship worldwide!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Belif Special Set (Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate & Cream)

The first time I have heard about the brand Belif is when the bntGirls were informed that this brand and Beyond, will be joining the bntGirls beauty project. I have told my best friend and former beauty blogger, Jill, about this brand and she told me that is one of the best beauty brands out there. I started to a bit of researching on the products they had and I was quite excited to receive my own bnt Beauty Box and try out Belif products. 

Belif (believe in truth), represents tradition, science and a promise to deliver true value to customers, and is a "true herbal cosmetic" brand that is based on the processes and philosophy of UK herbalist and botanist, Duncan Napier. 


I was fairly surprised to find that I would not be only trying out one but two Belif products since bntNews sent in a Belif special set which contains the Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate and the Peat Miracle Revital Cream. 


Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate





The main components of this serum is the peat herb extract which helps in skin protection. It aims to create resilient, healthy and radiant skin , provide skin nutrition and prevent wrinkles. This product does not contain non mineral oils, synthetic fragrance, synthetic ingredients and animal ingredients. 



As opposed to the eye catching, blue box that this set comes in, the actual box packaging for the product is actually quite simple and clean looking. The serum concentrate comes in a generous 30 ml, light frosted green bottle which is cool and pleasant to my eyes. As much as I like cute packagings, I also love the simplistic beauty that this bottle have. It also comes with a dropper which is packaged separately in another box. 

To use the serum, apply 2-3 drops on the face after using a toner. 

I only needed 3 drops of this product to completely cover my face. The texture and consistency of the product is slightly watery and I noticed how quickly it absorbs into the skin. It doesn't leave any oily or tacky feeling on the skin but the skin does feel somewhat moisturized. Since it is a serum, it will not give an intense hydrating effect on the skin as a cream will do. 

I am not a particularly a scent-sensitive person but I have noticed a fresh, slightly earthy scent to this serum. I quite like the subtle scent; it is very faint to be noticed and if you don't have a sensitive nose you might not even notice it.

As I said earlier, by itself, this serum won't give you any hydration. This product is supposed to nourish the skin and is also geared towards anti-aging. I have nothing negative to say about this serum but just like the previously reviewed Dermal Snail Nutrition Wrinkle Cream, I am not in awe of this product either. 



Peat Miracle Revital Cream



The Peat Miracle Revital Cream holds the same packaging as the serum. It comes in a 50 ml frosted green jar with a plastic screw cap lid. I really love the earth-toned packaging that this Peat Miracle Revital line comes in. 

The cream is described as a superbly rich, moist cream that provides intensive skin care treatment that nurtures and moisturizes the skin. 


Pardon the lighting but the actual product is actually cream in color and not white. The texture reminds me so much of my all time favorite moisturizer which is the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream in the sense that it is thick but melts and is absorbed easily by the skin. It doesn't feel greasy or tacky like other moisturizers.

Like the serum, it has a subtle fresh scent to it minus the earthy scent - this one more fresh water scented (if you get what I mean - it's hard to describe scents!). 


This cream gives me adequate hydration throughout the night and goes really well with the Peat Miracle Serum Concentrate. I find that if I only use the cream by itself I don't get that much hydration to last me throughout the night. It is a fairly good cream for the end of summer where my skin is in the transition mode again. I am dreading the colder months because my skin gets extremely dry. With the weather being crazy, fluctuating between hot and chilly, this cream seems to be the perfect answer to my skin hydration needs. I'm sure this wouldn't be the best choice as my moisturizer for the colder fall weather but for now it is. 



I am glad to be able to try out these two products and the Peat Miracle Revital Cream definitely trumps the serum. I quite like both products but not to the "I'm in love" with it point.

I hope you ladies quite like my 2 in 1 review of these Belif products. Please do check out their website for more information. I have to say that their website is probably one of the most interesting and cute beauty sites I've seen. 


*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dermal Snail Nutrition Wrinkle Care Cream Review

Snail skin care products has been quite popular as of late and today's product review is my 3rd snail product (MyPu Hyalu Water Volume Snail Gel Cream, Nature Republic Snail Solution).

The Dermal Snail Nutrition Wrinkle Care Cream is a "special creamthat promotes the natural healing process, enhances skin's ability to recover, dissolves dying cells and triggers cell regeneration and repair." It contains 80% of snail extract, aloe vera, licorice, cinnamon, shea butter, olive oil, vegetable squalene, and persimmon leaf.







I believe this is a photo of an old packaging



The box packaging is in gold and olive tones with picture of a snail on it. It also has a short English description of the product and the rest in Hangul. The jar being gold makes me feel like I'm using a very luxurious product.


The cream is a very clean white color and has a soft perfume scent to it, barely noticeable except if you have a sensitive nose. The cream itself is not thick but very hydrating, very much like a regular lotion  without the tackiness. It actually feels like cool water when rubbed on the face and it is absorbed by the skin quickly.

I actually really like this product. There isn't anything special or very unique about this product except it has snail extrat. To be honest, I thought that this would feel at least "slimy" like the other snail products I've tried but it isn't. It is not weird or unnerving to try this because it is just like any other cream products. I very much like the fact that it does not leave a tacky feeling on the skin or any residue. It does hydrate the skin but not quite enough for people with very dry skin although people with normal to dry skin can definitely benefit from this. With this not providing intense hydration, I don't think this will be a good moisturizer for the winter months except if you have normal to combination skin type during those months.

With all of these said, I give this product a 4/5.


*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

iSOi Bulgarian Rose Pore Tightening Tonic Essence Review

Quite a generous amount of essence is in this iSOi Bulgarian Rose Pore Tightening Tonic Essence that claims to "Make Your Pore Skinny." I haven't had much experience with iSOi except for the Bulgarian Rose Blemish Care Serum which I do quite like for eliminating redness on my skin - not so much for blemish care since my skin isn't acne prone and I couldn't quite attest to it's claims. I'm really excited about this Pore Tightening Tonic Essence since it's supposed to make your pores smaller and to be honest, I really have large pores.






The product comes in the white box with pale green trimming which I believe is the color code for the Pore Tightening line. The bottle itself is very pretty and is very similar to the Blemish Care Serum - it's a green frosted glass bottle with a silver top cap. Green is one of my favorite colors so just seeing this bottle made me even more excited about trying out this product.


Everything written in the box except for the name of the product and the brand is in Hangul so I had to look up the ingredients for this. It is mostly made of Bulgarian Rose oil, witch hazel, apple, lemon and grape fruit acids. This is especially formulated to remove dirt from the pores, minimize skin troubles, controls excess sebum and minimize pores. It is recommended for people who have oily and sensitive skin.

To use this product, it is recommended to pour the essence into a cotton pad and sweep it from the inside to outside of the skin. Personally, I like to pour a small amount of the essence onto the palm of my hand and pat it on my face rather than using a cotton pad mainly because I feel like the cotton pad absorbs a lot of the product more than my skin. Since it is a tonic essence, I see where they are going with using a cotton pad - to remove excess makeup that is left after cleansing. This will also clean and firm the lips so sweeping a cotton pad with the tonic essence on the lips would also remove dead skin cells.

The texture of this product is watery with a little bit of slip to it, reminding me of the MyPu Hyalu Water Volume Snail Gel Cream, but definitely more watery. It feels refreshing and light on the skin and it absorbs quickly too - similar also to the Bulgarian Rose Blemish Care Serum. Since it is such a lightweight product, I have been using this prior to makeup application as a toner, moisturizer and primer in one. It did pretty well underneath my makeup since it also has sebum control.

Probably the thing I really like about this product is it's scent. It has a very light and fresh scent to it that is very refreshing and just makes me look forward to using it. But alas, it doesn't really make my pore skinny. I have been trying this product out for weeks and my pores are still large. I am close to giving up on the quest of finding a product that would significantly minimize my pores but to no avail. I've tried a lot of products from masks, to toners, serums, etc., and all that they would do is give me temporary pore minimization which lasts for a couple of hours, even a day.

Before I forget, the Bulgarian Rose Pore Tightening Tonic Essence is actually the 2nd step on the 5 step Pore Tightening line. The Bulgarian Rose Pore Tightening Line from iSOi consist of (1) Oil Control Pink Pack, (2) Pore Tightening Tonic Essence, (3) Pore Tightening Control Serum, (4) Pore Tightening Program, and (5) Pore Tightening Fresh Gel Cream. For more information about this you may visit http://www.isoi.com/



*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer S-Essence Review

Here's another product review from a brand which I'm quite unfamiliar with and it's called Bello-Vita.

Today's review is focused on this Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer S-Essence. The packaging for this particular product is beautiful - the box is decorated in gold filigree which gives it the impression of elegance and sophistication. The bottle is also gold in color with a plastic cap of bronze ombré which shows the gold neck of the spray nozzle inside. 

So what is an essence? An essence contains concentrate of ingredients for a specific purpose, which for this product is a cell optimizer which allows the skin cells to absorb nutrients more effectively. Essences are usually watery and light in texture and feel so it is usually mistaken as a toner.






Bello-Vita boasts of their Biocell System and Fermentation Science which is a fermentation process for the ingredients and allows these ingredients to maintain skin balance and optimize the skin condition. 

I believe this Cell Optimizing S-Essence is part of a skin care line from the brand and this Cell Optimizing line claims to "remove dryness, paleness, improve elasticity, remove toxins and leave the skin feeling rejuvenated and healthy."

I actually like the fact that it is in a spray bottle so you can just mist it all over the face and tap the face for absorption. Probably the only thing I can comment on this product is its scent. It has a strong floral scent to it that it basically feels like spraying perfume straight to your face. The scent does go away after a couple of minutes but it still bothers me every time I spray this on my face. The product feels like water unlike the other essences I've tried which felt like a lighter version of serums. 

I'm not so sure if it does help my skin absorb nutrients more effectively and retain more moisture. It is an extra step to my night time skin care routine which I don't really mind since it's a small step. If only this product doesn't smell that strong I would go to say that I really like this product, but since I don't really care much for the scent, this is just an okay product for me.



*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.
Don't forget to visit the other BNTGirls, DorisKimCarina and Bella.

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