Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New! Benton's repackaged Tea Tree Mist. Now in a larger bottle and better spray!

Lately, I have really been into mists/facial sprays. The reasoning may not be the best, but I mainly like it because I'm usually rushing for work in the morning. So I like sprays because they save me time and they're great for layering my skincare. 

If you haven’t heard or tried Benton products before, you definitely should. I’ve used their Snail bee line and I really like it. Great for anti-wrinkle care and very moisturizing during the winter. 

I’ve always known that Benton uses high quality ingredients and they focus on freshly made products by sticking to small batch productions, however, the actual story behind Benton is actually quite interesting.

Taken from their website:
“Benton is inspired by and named after the movie, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ in which Benjamin Button grows younger with time […] Benton desires to restore you skin back to its original healthy condition with healthy recipes, rather than to give temporary effects with harmful ingredients.”

Benton was kind enough to send me their new Tea Tree Mist to review. They recently repackaged the product boasting a larger bottle and better spray.

I don’t use tea tree products too often, but I always rely on it when I break out. If you’re not familiar with tea tree, it is offers great anti-bacterial properties which is used to treat infections. But it does also have soothing and deodorizing effects too.

It also contains Sodium Hyaluronate (the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid). Used in cosmetics, it helps keep the skin moist and firm.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

OPERA - Lip Tint Rouge Review and Swatch

When I was in Japan, I only bought a few lip products. Majority of the lip products I purchased were actually lip care. 
The past year I've slowly began to go through the products I've purchased and this one is a huge stand out of all of my purchases. 

I mentioned in my 2017 favourites that I LOVED Ettusais' lip essence. I used it everyday and I've already finished it.

But move aside Ettusais, there's a new lippie in town! I have been OBSESSED with this lip tint by Opera. It was also ranked #1 best selling product by Cosme in 2017. Cosme is a Japanese cosmetics shopping site (they also have a few stores around Tokyo) that also releases a list of their best selling items every year.

Opera is a brand that mainly focuses on lips and only sells two lip products. After reading their concept, I completely relate to their concept and what they're trying to achieve.

Taken from their website :
Our lip makeup easily and instantly achieves the ideal beauty of modesty and charm. Be effortlessly attractive with the sensational it Lady lips
I have been using this exclusively everyday at work. I am in LOVE with this lip tint.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Palgantong - Theatrical Powder (Face Powder) Review. Like second skin!

Face powder is one of the products I HAVE to put on before I leave the house. As I have combination /oily skin it is detrimental to maintaining my matte skin. On weekends if I don't plan on wearing any makeup, I still put on a bit of powder.

Back when I was in University, when I was getting into Japanese cosmetics I would spend hours just browsing different products. Palgantong Theatrical Powder always popped up. I never took the plunge to purchase, despite all of the raving reviews.

Fast forward to last October, when I was shopping in Tokyo, I saw this and grabbed it immediately.

The history of the brand is rather interesting. As per their website, Palganton means "Red Box". The brand is know to be "born in Korea, grown in Japan".

Taken from Beauty and Minerals website:
With over 5 million units sold in Japan, this loose powder is a big favourite among Korean movie stars with the flawless finish it gives the face, when worn on top of foundation/makeup!
I'm really glad I picked this up, because it has become my new favourite setting powder.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

RiRe Lip Powder Review + Swatch in Sugar Plum

I received this a while back in one of my subscription boxes. I had never heard of RiRe up until this point. 

I'm no longer subscribed to a skincare box, I have far too many products and need to use up at least... half of my stock before I can even think about re-subscribing to another. I still have so many products to use up! It's just never ending. But the boxes were one of the main ways I got to try new products. 

RiRe boasts their Lip Manicure and Lip Powder are their best sellers. I've had this since last summer and I've been using it on and off. 

It's a pretty new brand having been established in 2013. They offer a variety of makeup and skincare which are all made in Korea. Price wise all of their items are pretty affordable as well. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kat Von D - Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Misfit - Review + Swatches

I've gotta say, my interest for lipsticks has been reignited. This time it's not just for nude shades! I'm venturing out and dabbling in reds.

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have noticed I've been wearing a lot more reds. The lipstick I'll be reviewing today isn't the usual type of red I wear, but it has piqued my interest in Kat Von D.

Kat Von D's newly reformulated Studded Kiss lipsticks were released last month.

The lipstick line offers a ton of different shades to play with. Anything from wearable nudes to fun bright colours like green and light purple!

I've always heard great things about Kat Von D. I hear their eye liner is one of the best out there. So when I received this new Studded Kiss Creme lipstick, I was really excited to try it out.