REVIEW: Faith in Face Truly Waterly Cleansing Water*

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After a long wrestle with the customs office (AGH), I finally got my BNT Girls box! So in addition to Harry Potter week, I’ll be reviewing quite a bit of products from Korea this week. I hope you guys don’t mind. :)

The Faith in Face Truly Waterly Cleansing Water* is a 2-in-1 product that acts as both a makeup remover and toner. The main ingredient is the Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, which is a natural cleansing agent.

From the looks of it, it’s similar to the micellar water products that have boomed in the beauty market place lately. I’m not a big fan of those myself, having only tried the Bioderma Sensibio H2O, which is pretty much the cult favorite of everyone on earth. I find that micellar water doesn’t really take off much of my makeup—especially not the eye makeup—and they also sting my eyes. I was keen on finding out if my experience with the Faith in Face Truly Waterly Cleansing Water would be similar to that of my Bioderma one. Read More

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Harry Potter Week: Inspired by Literature

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Hey, everyone! It’s the first of September… which means that it’s time to go to Platform 9 3/4 for a new school year at Hogwarts. :) For Softly Sometimes, I decided to do a Harry Potter Week, with a few magic-centric posts on beauty.

For the first day, I thought I’d do an Inspired by Literature post, which I’ve only done once before. Inspired by Literature is a series taken from Jessica of Getting Cheeky, in which you basically take a piece of literature and try to interpret it in a makeup and beauty way. Jessica’s posts are quite thoughtful—mine are a bit literal, but I hope you enjoy these all the same.

The books I’m using are the US editions, since they’re the ones I have!

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HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE feat. Le Métier de Beauté True Colour Eye Shadows in Goldstone and Midnight Sky, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate
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Burt’s Bees for your Body, Hands & Feet

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First Impressions
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Burts Bees

Here are some of the items I received from Burt’s Bees’ 30th birthday celebration. Funnily enough, I didn’t get any of the skin care lines (by this, I mean the face ranges), but it made me realize how much I’d been neglecting the rest of my skin.

My invite to the Burt’s Bees event actually came with their Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and I’ve been slathering that on my cuticles pretty liberally. Needless to say, it’s been a welcome addition to my desk distractions. :) As for the rest of the items, here’s what I got and some first impressions. Read More

Nosy Beauty Vol. 35: Belly

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Nosy Beauty

For this week’s Nosy Beauty, I have someone we’ve got a snowlady named Bellyhead. Just kidding. (Kind of.)*


I’m Bellyhead of the Wondegondigo blog, which is a beauty blog featuring luxury cosmetics. In addition to blogging for fun, I work in fashion. Every so often people ask me if I do anything creative and super fashion-y, the answer would be a big NOPE. I am focused on the business side of things. I laugh when people ask me fashion advice. I would go to work in pajamas if they let me. Read More

1 Day Magic with K-Palette: First Impressions & Face of the Day

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First Impressions
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K-Palette 1 Day Magic

A few weeks ago, K-Palette launched their 1 Day Magic line and I was so bummed out that I missed out on what looked to be an awesome launch of equally awesome products. Still, I was very lucky to receive 4 items from the line. (Thank you so much, Cheryl & Beautybox Corp.!) K-Palette makes my favorite liquid liner, unmatched by all of the ones I’ve tried after it, and in the realm of liner formulas, liquid is still my favorite.

Recently, they released a new range called 1 Day Magic, and all the products I will talk about today is part of it. They won’t replace the previous permanent products, don’t worry! Read More

Recent Acquisitions / Currently Testing

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Currently Testing
Recent Acquisitions - Aug 27

Doing this series made me realize just how much I accumulate, and how quickly. International post duration makes it a bit hard to wrap my head around the fact that I have been buying so much stuff, but I have. And these posts are proof.

I know I keep yapping on about accumulation—so I’ll stop—I think I just want to kinda say that “I’M AWARE! I’M AWARE!” but I don’t know what to do after that admission. I don’t want to be the kind of person who recognizes the symptoms of hoarding and brushes it off with a laugh and a few jokes, steadily trudging to the point of no return. But anyway. These are some objects. That I bought (and received). As a human. Who likes pretty things?

Recent Acquisitions - Aug 27

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance
I’ve been putting off my Kjaer Weis purchases but I finally caved and got a single cream blush. I’m looking at the sets, but this is great for now. I love Abundance, even though it looks slightly scary. I actually found an old entry of Belly’s in which I commented on how much I love Abundance (I don’t even remember making that comment), so perhaps this is one of those fated things.

Ilia Beauty Lip Conditioner in Crimson & Clover
I’m looking at a frillion other shades of this beauty right here, but I wanted to test out the formula first (ah-mah-zing). I picked Crimson & Clover in a fit of orange-tinted lipstick rage/bliss—however you want to see it.

Ilia Beauty Lip Crayon in Dressed Up
Again, I resisted picking the rest of the shades from this line… because I am not so far gone (yet), but this one called out to me the most. I mean, hello. Have you seen how mauve it is?

Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme*
This is one of the items I was lucky enough to receive at the Burt’s Bees 30th Birthday Celebration. I actually received some other items, but I was intrigued by this the most.

Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Creme*
UM. I love this stuff. This is my favorite one of the Burt’s Bees products I got to try. (Post on that will be up on Sunday, stay toooooned.) It smells so good and is so great to use during work hours because it sinks in quite quickly and doesn’t really leave a gross filmy residue in lieu of actual moisture.

K-Palette 1 Day Magic Fiber Mascara*
I got a few more things from K-Palette (love! ♥) but this one was, by far, the best new-to-me thing of the bunch. Predictably, I like the liquid liner I received as well, but this is just a revelation. So good.

Just a humble collection this time around. :) What have you been enjoying testing lately?

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