But first, let's back up a little; BNTnews is the biggest international (6 languages!) news media that specializes in Korean pop culture- think K-pop, K-beauty, K-drama and K-fashion. I enjoy reading their short, snappy articles on Korean trends and looking at pictures of pretty Korean stars *__*. It's an easy way for me to keep up with Korean trends as everything is compiled on the one site. If you are interested, you should definitely check them out here- BNTnews, BNTnews Facebook.
Now without further ado, let's move on to the BNTnews beauty box review!
Disclaimer- All thoughts are my own and 100% honest.
The products came in a sturdy matte black box with a simple BNT sticker in the centre and it gave off a simple and classy vibe. I was actually quite surprised at how large it was compared to other beauty subscriptions I've tried. The bigger the better right? ;)
When opened, a sea of pastel pink was revealed! Nestled into the pink tissue were 5 bestselling Tonymoly skincare and makeup products, perfectly arranged. I really appreciate companies that take care and effort in presenting their products, it shows they believe in their products plus made me feel special :). Thumbs up for excellent packaging- there was no way these products were going to get damaged flying halfway across the world.
2. Egg Pore Tightening pack
3. Perfect Eyes Water-proof Liner
4. Aqua Aura Moist Finish Pact, SPF25/PA++
5. Help Me Lip balm
This post will contain the reviews for the first two products in bold as my review turned out to be long.
"Tony Moly Peach Anti-aging Hand Cream contains extracts of peach and apricot, which makes it a whitening product. Besides, it contains adenosine, an anti-wrinkle ingredient. It gives hands sufficient nutrients, diminishes wrinkles of hands and makes hands elastic again".
The first thing I noticed was the smell: it smelt strongly and exactly like a peach! Great for me (I love peaches!), bad if you dislike them.
In my opinion, the packaging, scent and novelty of the product would be the main attractions here. Ultimately, hand cream is hand cream and yes, this product did a great job of moisturizing my hands and I will continue to use it. I would not classify it as a must have, although I do think most girls would love this for the sheer cuteness!
2. Egg Pore Tightening pack
The Egg Pore Tightening pack is Step 2 in a 3 part series of Egg Pore products. On the plastic packaging it says:
"Wash off pack that tightens loose pores with egg and clay ingredient"
The product is reminiscent of a clay face mask, and thankfully does not smell like egg. It actually smells like a weak cleaning product in the pot, but disappears a few minutes after application.
I have always associated blackhead removal and pore tightening with pain- whether it be the evil blackhead removal tool or the Biore pore strips, which literally makes me cry with pain. Thus, I did not have high hopes for this product- how could this seemingly non-invasive clay possibly do anything to clean my pores?
This is my nose after cleansing. Not terrible, but still some visible darkened and large pores. I applied the product on my nose and waited 15 minutes until the clay dried and I could feel my nose pulled tight. Then I washed it off:
Overall, the Egg Pore Tightening Pack surprised me greatly. This product visibly works upon first application and I would definitely recommend it to everyone. Everything gets a tick: packaging, unoffensive smell, claim and effectiveness!