Review: Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity

Hello everyone!

It’s time for me to share my thoughts – and all over experience with a product that I’ve already included in an “experiment sort of comparison type of post”, but not yet fully reviewed. So that’s what we’re doing now!

I’m talking about the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity, which I’ve been using for about three weeks now. This product is a balm type cleansing oil that you’re supposed to use at the first step of your evening skin care routine, followed by your favourite foam – or gel cleanser. In other words, this product is meant to be the first part of a double cleansing routine!

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There are several different cleansing oils in the Clean It Zero series, but I chose the Purity as it is catered towards sensitive and troubled skin, and that’s totally me. Yay! Other than the “Purity”, there’s also a “Classic”, a “Radiance” and a “Resveratrol” in the same line!

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you probably know that I usually post a first impression on a product after i’ve tested a product once, AND a review a couple of weeks later, after the product in question has been properly tested. In this case, I didn’t do a first impression, however, you can if you’re interested read Mocka’s first impression on the Clean It Zero – Radiance here.

Without further ado; let’s get on to the actual review   ↓

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The basics   ↓
Product: Cleansing oil.
Type: Balm type.
Purpose: Dissolve and remove makeup and impurities from the skin.
Suitable for: Sensitive skin.
Step in skin care routine: First.
Price (Ebay): 18.97 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: Cream-ish.
Scent: Pleasant, clean and fresh scent with a hint of herbal (maybe eucalyptus?)
Consistency: Semi thick balm, similar to Cocosa (coco nut oil). Spreads out with ease.
Appearance on the skin: Oily, as expected!
Feeling on the skin: Feels quite rich and luxurious on the skin.
Container: Turqoise/mint themed plastic tub with metal lid. Looks very nice, indeed.
Packaging: Same as container. Spatula included.

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So what do I like about the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity?
I love the fact that the Clean It Zero – Purity is a balm type oil cleanser and that it therefore comes in a tub, as opposed to a container with a pump, which is less travel friendly and in my opinion more messy in general. I also like the scent and the texture of the oil after it has transformed from a solid balm to a liquid form oil! Another fantastic thing about this cleansing oil is that it dosen’t break me out or give me any kinds of trouble. And last but not least, it does a great job of dissolving and removing my everyday makeup!

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And what are the cons?
The only cons I can think of is that this product does sting a tiny bit if it gets in your eyes (but not nearly as much as for example the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil from The Face Shop), and you have to apply it twice and really work with it before it will break down makeup with a stronger lasting power than your average day-to-day makeup. If you want to see how both of these cleansing oils performed on makeup swatches, you’ll find my comparison post here.

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Conclusion
If the Clean It Zero – Purity didn’t sting at all when it gets in my eyes, AND if it was able to dissolve and remove more hardcore – and waterproof makeup in just one go, instead of two, it would totally get top marks from me, and I would love it forever. Although that’s not the case, I still love it, because it works for me and I’m not a hardcore makeup wearer. In other words; I can’t say that it sucks, because after all, it caters to my needs. However, people who wear more long-lasting makeup, for example liquid lipsticks and waterproof eyeliners – and mascaras, might not think that the Clean It Zero – Purity is quite good enough. Also, it might be worth mentioning that people with a very sensitive sense of smell might find this product’s scent a bit overbaring. I for one really like it! Definetely a repurchase for me   🙂

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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 7/10
Consistency: 10/10
Feeling on the skin: 10/10
Makeup dissolving/removing: 8/10
Container: 10/10
Price: 8/10

Overall   ↓
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9/10

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“And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. Personally I always check before buying a new product, because I know my skin is of the extra vulnerable type, as I do have dehydrated combination skin with acne prone areas. You can find the ingredients, what they are and what they do at CosDna.” -Myself, lol

So that’s it for my review on the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co! As per usual, I hope you found it a bit helpful or at least enjoyed reading it for some other reason! Please let me know if you’ve tried this product and if so; what your experience with it was/is.  😀


Vicky 

Comparison: Two cleansing oils

Hello everyone!

So on Tuesday I Instagrammed a photo of the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity and The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, saying that I was doing a little experiment on the two (test + comparison), as well as reviewing the Clean It Zero – Purity, and that a post about this hopefully would be up on the blog the day after. As you might have noticed, that didn’t exactly go to plan. It turned out that a post featuring both the review, the experiment and the comparison would not only be a bit messy and unorganized, but also very big. So I dicided to break the monsterous post into two parts: the review by itself and the experiment/comparison by itself, making it easier for me to do both posts justice, and more pleasant for you guys to read. In other words; today you’ll get to see the experiment and read my comparison on the two cleansing oils, whilst the review on the Clean It Zero – Purity will be available on the blog in a couple of days!

 

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Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity VS. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil!


Many of you have probably already seen K-beauty Youtubers test cleansing oils on makeup swatches, and that’s what I’ll be doing today. The only difference is that I don’t own seventy-three different cleansing oils, I only have two on hand. But that’s how I usually like to operate.Whenever I find a skin care product I like, even almost love, I’ll still be open to testing out a newbie for the same step, just incase I stumble across something even better. And that’s also the case here. I bought the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil back in the day when I was completely new to AB. I enjoyed it a lot and even repurchased it. But is that a good enough reason to stop there? Not try anything another? No. And here we are, with the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil’s opponent: the Clean It Zero – Purity!  

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“Which one of these cleansing oils is better at dissolving and removing makeup?” is without a doubt the million dollar question here. But before we move onto that, there are a few other things about these products that need comparing:

Price
Although comparing a dirt cheap product to a more high-end expensive product (like Mocka did here), might have been more fun or useful to some, these cleansing oils are still in my opinion in two different price ranges. Neither of them are particularly cheap or expensive, however the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity is double the Price of The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil!
Clean It Zero – Purity – 18.97 USD
Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil – 9.07 USD

Type and texture
Both of the cleansing oils are essentially… oils. Who would’ve thought it? However, they’re not even nearly the same type to begin with. What I mean by this is that the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is an oil in liquid form, whilst the Clean It Zero – Purity starts off as a more solid balm, very much like Cocosa (coconut oil), but during application it transforms into a liquid form oil. When it comes to texture, the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is very thin compared to the Clean It Zero – Purity (after it has transformed) which is richer and thicker.

Scent
To me both of the cleansing oils have pleasant scents. The Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil has more of a flowery scent while on the contrary, the Clean It Zero – Purity’s scent is more “fresh” and “clean” with a hint of “herbal” (maybe a teeny bit of eucalyptus?). Mind you, someone with a very sensitive sense of smell might find these scents to be a bit overbaring.

Skin type
Whilst the Clean It Zero – Purity is catered to people with sensitive and troubled skin in general, the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is best suited people with particularly oily skin.

Ingredients list
According to CosDna the Clean It Zero – Purity has a much “safer” ingredients list than the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, but for me personally, none of them have caused breakouts or any other problems.

Container
The Clean It Zero – Purity comes in a clean looking, solid plastic tub with a metal lid whereas the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil comes in a more cheap plastic container with a plastic pump dispenser. The Clean It Zero – Purity is in my opinion much more travel friendly.

Other
Both of these cleansing oils will to some extent sting if you get them in your eyes. However, the Clean It Zero – Purity stings a lot less than it’s opponent.

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Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are the makeup products that I will be swatching 

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Okay, so maybe not the most hardcore lot you’ve ever clapped eyes on, but I’m not the most hardcore makeup wearer either. The point is that this is a selection of different makeup products with different properties and claims (for example being waterproof, smudge-proof, waxy etc).
Although you for sure can find even more resiliant makeup products than the ones I have on hand, these are definetely a lot more stubborn and long lasting than what I normally wear when I go about my day   🙂

And here are the swatches  

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Before we move on to the actual testing prosess, let’s see what these two cleansing oils actually claim to do   

Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity
“An off-shoot from the popular Banila Co Clean It Zero Classic, this is a perfect first step in your double-cleanse. This award-winning hypoallergenic oil cleanser appears as a solid balm and transforms into a silky oil on the skin. Its sorbet-like texture and lightweight formula effortlessly dissolves stubborn makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Free from artificial coloring, synthetic fragrance, alcohol, parabens, and mineral oil. Formulated for sensitive skin types” – Soko Glam

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil
“Natural extract removes all kind of impurities thoroughly. Maintains healthy skin even after cleansing.”
– Roseroseshop

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The testing prosess  

How exactly did the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil perform on the makeup swatches?

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To the left: Swatches after they’ve set for a while. To the right: The removing prosess with the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil.


As you can tell from the photo, the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil works like a charm on your average day-to-day sort of makeup, but when it comes to the waterproof mascara, the waterproof eyeliner and the liquid lipstick, this cleansing oil is about to give up. But I can’t walk around with this hot mess on my arm all day, so the next logical step is to give the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil a second chance at removing the left over makeup!

Round two! DING DING DING!  

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To the left: Swatches after they’ve set for a while. To the right: The removing prosess with the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil.


So, as you probably have gathered, the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil did infact remove 100% of the makeup, but not in one go, two. It’s probably also worth mentioning that I had to rub quite hard and for some time to get all the remaining swatches completely off.

And now let’s take a look at how the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co. performed  

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To the left: The swatches are ready for the Clean It Zero – Purity. To the right: During the makeup removing prosess.


I slapped the Clean It Zero – Purity on and massaged it in, as the discription tells you to. As you can see, the product removes most of the swatches with ease, but like the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil; it struggles with the waterproof mascara, the waterproof eyeliner and the liquid lipstick. And since I gave the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil a second chance, it would be unfair not to do the same with the Clean It Zero – Purity. So?

Round two. DING DING DING!  

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To the left: The oily makeup mess has been wiped off and the Clean It Zero – Purity has already been reapplied and wiped off again, leaving one clean and happy arm (to the right).


So… The Clean It Zero – Purity also removed 100% of the makeup after two applications, but it failed to break down and remove all of the makeup in one go. And just like the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, I had to be a bit tough with this one aswell and rub quite hard to get the remaining makeup off. Didn’t someone use the word “effortlessly?”

Summing it all up
The Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil and the Clean It Zero – Purity both work great on your average “day-to-day” sort of makeup, and both of them need to be applied twice on makeup with stronger lasting power. In other words: Performance wise, it’s a tie! So when I remind myself that the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil from TheFaceShop is half the price of the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co, my first thought is “next time I might as well buy the cheapest one, cause they do the exact same thing, they both smell good and none of them break me out”. However, I will for now discontinue using the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil and switch to the Clean It Zero – Purity because I prefer the tub-and-lid container and the product itself doesn’t sting as much when I get it in my eyes (which tends to happen quite a bit)! I also find the Clean It Zero – Purity a lot less messy to work with   🙂

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So that’s it for my comparison on the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co. and the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil from The Face Shop. For me personally, the winner out of the two is the Clean It Zero – Purity mostly for practical reasons, and therefore I think it’s worth the extra dollars! Stay tuned for the full review of the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity, which will be up on the blog in a couple of days.

Vicky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Impression; Banila Co. Clean It Zero Radiance

Hello darlings!

Yes, you read right, another first impression, we all know you love it, us sniffing and testing so you won’t have to!
Today I’m rubbing & sniffing the Clean It Zero from Banila Co, not the pink one, but the shiny silver one, known as Radiance!
This I’ve wanted to try ever since I started K-beauty, but there was always some other oil cleanser that made it’s way to my mailbox, then I figured it was long overdue to try the one thing I’ve had my eye on for more than 2 days! That’s the regular lifespan of my product hypes. 
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I ordered this around the same time that Vicky ordered hers, but I haven’t gotten down and oily with it until now.
Anyway, let’s get to it!
Name: Banila Co. Clean It Zero Radiance
Product: Oil Cleanser
Good for: cleansing, moisture.
Description: The banila co. Clean It Zero Radiance is a sorbet-like lightweight cleansing balm that gently removes even the most tenacious makeup without stripping the skin. It is formulated with 15% of natural moisturizing oil that helps refine dull complexion while the skin-brightening active agent in Vitisin and Moringa Extract work together to impart a dewy glow. Recommended for dry skin.
Description borrowed from Wishtrend
Price: 19$ (Ebay)
Cosdna

 

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So a sorbet-like cleanser that to me looks like cocosa, you know, coconut oil? That goo you can use anywhere, anytime basically.

I actually waited to try this until was really caked up makeup wise, we’re talking triple layer foundation caked up.
But before we talk results, let’s talk about the texture & smell!

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Texture & Smell:
This looks and feels like coconut oil, the scent is fresh and as clean as oil can smell if you ask me, with a hint of sweet sitrus if that is a thing.
I really like it actually, finally I’m smelling something else than that godawful tea tree I’ve been sniffing lately, (Cosrx gel cleansers *Cough Cough*) So I’ve reached the point where anything besides tea tree smells heavenly. It’s almost sad how low my standards are at this point. Anyway! I would’ve enjoyed the scent of this even if I haven’t been tea tree overdosed.
This spreads evenly, I rub it in the palm of my hand before rubbadubbing it all over my face, and just massaging them chubby cherub cheeks!
Packaging:
This came in a decandent box with black and silver decorum, but did I photograph it? Naw. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Luckily Google prevails;
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The container it self is of sturdy plastic with a tin lid, despite my boring description this actually looks more exclusive than you’d think, this container is also highly travel friendly if you ignore it’s size.

Performance:

As I mentioned, it spreads evenly and is easy applicable, major + for that.
I really feared this product when I first opened it, my mind was just like, mygod woman, you’re gonna put heavy devil oilblub on your face? You’re going to clog all the pores you didn’t even think you had!
If you’re reading this and have tried any of the clean it zero’s you know that’s not the case, what-so-ever. You rub, you wash, you’re almost camera ready. This sucker took off 98.2% of my makeup, the thing is that the waterproof eyeliner I use really hates all my oil cleansers, so I didn’t really expect it to take care of what no one else could.
I also experienced the feeling of a film or residue over my face after I washed this off, not that it’s a biggie, I’m just getting started on the whole cleansing routine, but it still annoys me a little bit.

But so far I’m not hating it, I’ll be using it without cake face as well so that it gets a fair chance to blow my mind, fingers crossed! I’m also excited to see if my skin has a hissy fit over this sorbet oiliness, because let’s face it, anytime I really want to love, adore and have a healthy sebum free relationship with a product, my skin get’s jealous and breaks out like a mofo.

I’ll be back with a full review on this when it’s been tested, sniffed and rubbed all over!

Until then
-Mocka

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

Today’s arrivals!

Hey guys!

So today I found a load of products waiting for me in my letter box! Oh, happy day! I ordered all of them around the same date so it’s not a suprise that so many came at the same time, but it still feels amazing to get my hands on them all, MUHAHAHA! (And that sounds a bit creepy). *Cough* ANYWAY, everyday there’s a package (or nine) in my letter box is a good day! Like I’ve said before; it feels like Christmas every single time! Now, I bet you’re all jumping out of your chairs, eager to find out what I recieved today, so let’s start off with the make up   ↓

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Here we have the Holika Holika Heartful Chiffon Cream Lipstick in the colour Almond Choux, the Peripera Rouge Pang Lipstick #PP08, the Play 101 Stick (Contour Duo) and the Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Super Longlash eyelash primer.

Can’t wait to try them all tomorrow. Well, at least three out of four, as I don’t have two sets of lips (well…)!

ANYWAY, moving on to the skin care products   ↓

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And here we have the Banila Co. Clean It Zero Purity Cleansing Balm, the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule and the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner.

I’ve already tried the toner and the ampoule tonight, and tomorrow I’ll also try the cleansing balm! So excited! Fingers crossed.

Here all of the products that arrived today are pictured together just like a little k-beauty family   ↓

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Ah, the beauty.

And of course the empty boxes, lols   ↓

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Look at all those empty shells!

Stay tuned for more products as they keep coming in! In other words; I’m still waiting for a few other newbies, and if I wasn’t, I would order MORE. Heh. Anyway, I’m very excited to recieve them, especially one of them. Can you guess which product I’m talking about?

And I will of course come back with first impressions – and later on full reviews on all of the products mentioned in this post, as I do with every product I purchase!

Vicky ❤

My updated skincare routine!

Hello darlings!

So, as time changes, so does my routine. There’s always something that has to go to make room for something new, and I love rotating products. Basically, I love when something works so well that it can replace something that didn’t work quite as well!

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Look at all those lovelies!

Anyways, my routine for now, step by step:

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We start off with the KOSE Softy Mo Facial Cleansing Oil Speedy, which once up on a time had a label, but not anymore, so I pimped it.
This really gets the job done. It takes all of my makeup off without feeling harsh or leaving an oily residue, love it!

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Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser
Ergh, where do I begin with this? I know it’s a HG for many, but for me it’s just ok. It does it’s job and all, but I just can’t stand the smell. I’m really not a fan of the tea tree scent, but I love the job it does.

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Mizon AHA&BHA Daily Clean Toner

This I really like. It feels good on the skin, smells nice and does what it’s supposed to. I also like the design of the bottle, even more when pimped.

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Cosrx Racist Galactic Mice Essence
(Whitening Galactomyces)
I really like the name Reddit has given it, and so far I enjoy it in my routine. This was handed to me by Vicky, as she bought it when she thought she needed whitening, but when that wasn’t the case, she kindly donated it to a fellow K-beauty lover, me that is.

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Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum
You guys already know that I’m deeply and madly in love with this serum. There is no other serum for me than this. The smell, the feel of it on my skin, the texture, and it has indeed controlled sebum and smoothened my skin after a while of using it. (I just ordered 3 more just to stock up, that’s how much I love it)!

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Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
Honestly, I like this, but I have no idea how much of a job it does. It’s nice and sticky when applied but when it soaks in it isn’t noticeable. Neither are the effects, so far.
I’m 2/3 down in this, and have no idea if it works or not, but I’ll use it up, and look for another, just to have something to compare it to.

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Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
I love this, I love this so much! The smell, the texture, the way it feels on my skin when I massage it in, and the fact that it’s actually helping my skin. After having used this for quite some time I noticed a positive change in my scarring, slowly but steadily.

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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream
This just smells so good. That was the first thing I noticed about this jelly when I first got it and started using it. It has this clean fresh scent. I usually use this and the Mizon Gel Cream together sometimes, like actually mix them together in the palm of my hand and slap it on my face, which seems to work for me, but YMMV.
I also love the fact that it is a gel cream, and not a heavy white one (yes, the fear of them white creams are still real).

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Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream
This.. Well, I ran out of my usual Mizon eye cream and I’m still putting this to the test, so for now it has it’s place in my routine, but I’m not totally sold on it, so I might switch it up and try another one (still waiting on that The Ordinary eye serum, fingers crossed that it’s a miracle worker).

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Missha All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+ /PA+++
Ah, this guy. It’s the MVP in my routine. My face instantly goes from shiny/dewy to matte, protected and makeup ready! It’s also awesome on those days I’m not wearing makeup and just need my face to not shine as bright as an oily diamond.
Plus for both keeping my skin breakout free, and not leaving a white cast.

So that’s the routine, but I also have my “sometimes buddies”:
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Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot,
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Laneige Special Care Water Sleeping Mask
Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Stick

Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot.
This is the buddy that makes life with spots a little less hard. Slap it on at night and wake up with a face half as angry as the night before.
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Well, we’ve all heard of this one, and it does it’s job, keeping them pores at bay.
Laneige Special Care Water Sleeping Mask
Still not a fan of it… Let me rephrase that; I like it, but it’s basically the same as my beloved panda, but 3x as expensive and heavier on the skin.
Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Stick
My go to when my face needs a little extra attention in the form of hydration, smells like honey heaven and delivers moisture like the little busy bee it is.

So that’s my routine for now, always changing for both better and worse!

Have you tried any of these products?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

First Impression: Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Stick

Hello darlings!

So I got this shiny stick of sweet honeyness this week, and now I’ve gotten around to sniffing and testing it a few times, which means that it’s time for another first impression!

Name: Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Stick
Product: Essence Stick
Good for: Moisture, nourishment, silky smooth finish
Description: An essence in travel-friendly stick form, this innovation from Banila Co. is enriched with natural Honey, Propolis, and Royal Jelly, so it richly moisturizes and nourishes skin. As you roll the stick over your skin, it melts and coats the skin with a glossy barrier. Aqua Oil and Collagen also help to improve elasticity and to soften texture, leaving skin silky and hydrated.
Price: 18-21$ (Amazon, Yesstyle, Cosmetic Love)
Cosdna
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Look at this beauty, you guys, so shiny!

I did mention this in an earlier post, click here to read it 🙂
So basically, this one I bought because I, with my combo acne-prone dehydrated skin have dry spots. Don’t we all sometimes?
And I’ve been looking for a spot treatment, or stick, that could hydrate those idiotic little patches on my face, desperately craving attention in the form of moisture.
After a little googling, a little reading, and a lot of scrolling on Instagram I landed on this one. With Vicky giving high praise to the honey cream from the same line I figured I might as well get on the honey hype train!

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Honey, I’m home!
I still can’t get over how pretty it is!

Packaging:
This came in this luxurious cube shaped box, in lovely pink/orange colouring. I have to give props to the designer on this one, shaping it like a bee cube, clever.
The stick it self is like a big ass honey smelling lipstick, but for your face!
And so shinyyy. So imagine the struggle photographing this bad bee without getting too much reflection.. Beauty blogger problems.
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Texture&Smell:
This smells like honey heaven, it’s just delish fish! Or pretty propolis, heavenly honey, beautiful beeness, you can choose.
It smells amazing, not synthetic or fake, just pure old honey straight from the hive.
The scent fades a bit when the product is absorbed, but you can still sniff it pretty well. Which for me is a bit annoying considering that the area between my mouth and nose seems to be the driest on my face. So when I apply it I end up having this lingering honey smell going on, and this can be a bit overbaring after a while. Who would’ve known there was such a thing as too much honey?
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After the product has absorbed it isn’t sticky, which was one of my fears to begin with. Considering how pure and natural the scent is, one could believe that the texture would be true to nature as well, but that’s only when you first apply it. My skin seems to like it so much that I could probably apply it in four rounds or so and it still won’t leave a sticky residue, so yay!
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I haven’t used it enough yet to really make up my mind. So far I like it. It does the job of hydrating my dry spots, and I will probably be using it often considering that it hasn’t broken me out yet, which means that it probably won’t. But one can never be too sure when it comes to my skin and honey products. Wings crossed that we’ll get along just fine!

For now I’ll just bee a honey dearest and leave you guys with this, and come buzzing back with a full review when this has been thoroughly tested, sniffed, and harvested.
The amount of bee puns you guys, I’m really buzzin’ tonight! *Flies away*

Those are my thoughts on this lovely honey so far! Have you tried it?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

Unboxing a little box of joy!

Hello darlings!

Finally something showed up in the mail! I feel like I’ve been waiting for ages, when in reality it’s only been two weeks… That’s how far my patience goes.

Anyway, it’s always exciting when something new arrives, and I get like a little kid when there’s something in the mail. I run from the mailbox and home, head straight for the kitchen, find my green knife (it’s my designated buddy when it comes to opening these things) and we both sit down on the floor of the living room and start tearing away at the packaging. The reason I’m telling you this is because in the heat of the moment I have a tendency to forget that maybe I should stop for a second and actually document the unboxing itself, which I rarely do. So today’s pictures aren’t that pretty, but very informative!

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This is where you should wonder what’s in the box! (I originally had two, but one died in “Mocka with green knife” combat. Sorry, not sorry.)

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I’ve also managed to break my light box, my sweet sweet homemade box that is, you know that whole cats vs cardboard boxes? Yeah, when you have two sneaky hairballs it rarely tends to work out having boxes in the house. But I’m already working on light box 2.0!

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So these, I just love them!
They’re cheap, they’re a breeze to apply and I like the finish they leave on my face after absorbing, I’ve almost emptied one, so I thought I’d just stock up on these pink little snails!

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Lordie, have you seen such delicate packaging before?
This is my first Banila Co. product, but hopefully not my last!
It’s just soooo pretty, and smells like I’ve just stuck my nose down a jar of honey. I can’t wait to try it out, and as mentioned earlier I plan to use this as a spot treatment for dry areas, so fingers crossed that my skin won’t hate it. I have a bad track record when it comes to honey and honey products, so maybe this will be the knight in shining armor that makes me believe in honey again?

I will of course be back with more info on these lovelies, I just have to put them through the whole sniff, test, burn, smear all over the cats routine!

Btw, we’re having a giveaway on our Instagram!
We finally reached 200 followers, and are celebrating with some goodies!
So click your way in to participate!
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Peace&Love

-Mocka