Friday, 12 February 2016



I just want to pop up and do a quick update! I recently went back to get my designation so that means I am basically spending my spare time studying and brush up on things I have forgotten since I graduated. So.... That means I will be updating the blog even more sporadically than I did before.. I do apologize but school is really killing me! (X╭╮X)My skincare routine is now basically cleanser and facial spray. I am just glad we are having a super warm February in Cow Town so my skin isn't drying up.

Once again, sorry about the lack of updates in the upcoming future. But hopefully I'll be able to do some more posts once I am done the course in April. (๑◕︵◕๑)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

[JOLSE] Benton Honest TT Mist Review

Yay!!! It's my first and probably last sponsored review!!!!! Let me start it off with a story~~

So Jolse went on r/AsianBeauty back in November selecting 40 reviewers for the Benton mist and I submitted my name for it. They also had a similar process on their website and I also submitted my name. Hey.. Why not increase my chances right..

Fast forward to middle of November and I was browsing on their website and saw the banner for the list of winners. I was sad to see my name wasn't on there but that reminded me to check out Reddit. And what did I see?!?!?! OMG ~~~~ I won~~~~~~!!! o(*≧□≦)o But then.. I realized.. I missed the deadline to give them my address.... .·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. What's a girl to do????

I emailed them and explained how I missed the deadline. Jolse graciously replied back saying they will still send it out! Yay!!!!

I anxiously waited and waited but it still wasn't here by the posting deadline of January 8, 2016... But.. What do you know.. I get the mist a week after the deadline. Thanks a lot Canada Post... ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

Anyways, here is my honest opinion of the Benton Honest TT Mist.

First and foremost. I DO NOT like this mist at all. It has nothing to do with the product but rather the product design. Every time I sprayed the mist on my face.. I feel like I am being bombarded heavily with water. The nozzle just dispenses too much liquid with too much force. I have to hold it at an arms length to not be splashed with so much product that it's dripping off of my face. If it feels like my face is being rained on every time I use it, I am not going to like this product. Sorry Benton!
1 full pump, it's very poorly distributed. 
On the plus side, I do like how it is designed aesthically. It's only 40ml so it would be very clunky to have it in a bottle. I like the tube design. It makes it much easier to slip into a bag than a bottle. The simple black and white design is very appealing to me but I have a preference for black and white items.

Let's move on to the actual product. This is made with tea tree water instead of plain water. I am so glad this mist doesn't smell ANYTHING like tea tree!!!! Tea tree is up there on my list of smells I will absolutely avoid. I refused to use this tea tree mask that works really well due to the smell. So the lack of tea tree smell is a big plus for me. The fact that it doesn't have any discernible scent is even better!!!
 Ingredients: As per the package. 

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea tree) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadenisis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Althaea Rosea Root Extract, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Extract, Beta-Glucan, Poly Glutamic Acid, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Psidium Guajava Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract

Oooooh~~~ Sodium Hyaluronate is the second ingredient!!! I am always excited to see that high up in the ingredients list! 
Love that there's instructions in both Korean and English!
I been using the mist right after my toner, and I hate to say it.... The tea tree water doesn't work as effective as the Snail Bee Essence. I know there has been problems with the preservatives in the Snail Bee Essence previously but it worked wonderfully against all of my brother's breakouts. Whereas this, I am using it right after toner and I am still getting break outs. In fact, I got two huge painful under the skin bumps on my cheeks right after I started to use the mist. After I stopped for a few days, they kind of went down. I currently have quite a bit of breakouts on my chin and I been using the mist. So far, it haven't helped calm or reduce any of it... 乁░ ‾́  ‾́ ░ㄏ

But... then I realized.. I had misconceptions about the product! This is a moisturizing product! Not targeted toward breakouts at all!! I really thought it was for calming down breakouts like the Snail Bee Essence. But the description on the tube says it is to "help improve your rough and damaged skin from stress and pollution with moisturizing and cooling effect".  I should've known after seeing Sodium Hyaluronate as the second ingredients.. I think including "TT" in the product name and  advertising it is made from Tea Tree water is a bit misleading for a moisturizing product.

Okay, so it's a moisturizing product. So now let's view its moisturizing ability. I would say it's quite good with refreshing my skin and keep it moisturized. After I spray and pat in the mist, my skin feels softer and more moisturized. I even tried to spray it while I am at work, where I have a mini heater on at all times. My skin was so much softer and happier after using it.

My final thoughts on Benton's Honest TT Mist is that the tea tree water does nothing against breakouts for me but it is quite a good moisturizing mist. Would I purchase it? No I would not. even though it's portable, and a good product. I absolutely hate the nozzle and how unevenly distributed the mist is. I don't want to sit in public and look like an idiot trying to distribute the mist and pat it in. \|  ̄ヘ ̄|/

Last thought! Thanks again to Jolse for sending the product out for me to try!