Tuesday, January 31, 2017

KIKO Deco Delight Lipstick 04 & 05

I was entering KIKO store in Milano Centrale like a kid entering candy store. Yes, that's exactly how I feel 6 months ago. I heard a lot of good things abouth this brand, so when I travelled to Milan, I was so excited to find KIKO store and spending money there. 

I did not do research in their web or planning what I want to buy before. I was going to try every one of them and buy anything I like (How naive! LOL). When I first arrived in Milano Centrale, I didn't know there is KIKO store until we going down by escalator looking for ATM and I saw it! Yas!

Without a doubt, I asked my husband to wait for me in a food court upstairs while enjoying a cup of coffee and a bowl of pasta. I ran with only €50 in my hand to my candy store. I leave my bag and my wallet with my husband so I would not empty our money pocket. Lol.

I left with a bagfull of things and few coins. I shared my thought of some of them here (Colour Correction Face Fixing Powder , Ultimate Pen Long Wear Eyeliner). I never saw this Deco Delight series before but it is uber cute and it is on 50% off! Paid €3.90 each, I bought two shades that I'm comfortable with.

The packaging is cute and standard. The case is a sturdy plastic in purple colour with polkadots decorative. The packaging box is made from transparent plastic but I already throw it away before my flight back home. The product itself has vanilla scent that is luckily not too strong and also decorated with cute polkadots. 

Deco Delight series is meant for summer. The color range is so fresh and reminds me of tropical weather. 

It is not a long lasting lipstick but quite comfortable for daily use. It does not dry my lips. In the end of the day it even does not leave stain on my lips. The finish is glossy, shiny and very sheer but buildable. To get the coverage like in the picture I have to push a bit harder to my arm. And to get coverage like in my lipswatch, I applied twice.

04 Passion Daiquiri is a gorgeous coral and very sheer

05 Mango Twist is a bright pink and a bit more opaque than 04. 

Overall, they are so cute and comfortable for day use. The shades are girly and suitable for teenager to young adult. It is so sheer and easily gone, so better to bring for touch up. 

Thank you for reading.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator Peach Nectar and Riviera

Better than never! These two have been in my stash for months and I never have a chance to do review in detail. So, let me share few photos to satisfy your love for beautiful make up!

Anastasia launched four gorgeous shades of single illuminator. All of them are stunning, but I only bought two shades since Starlight is too white for me (now not available anymore in ABH website) and eventhough So Hollywood is so beautiful in all skintone (at least in all pictures my friends have posted), I have few similar shades in my collection. I guess I should be satisfied with only two.

I picked Peach Nectar (apricot gold) and Riviera (rose gold) that are more unique than the other two. The packaging is a hard plastic in black color which is travel friendly and sleek. There is mirror inside but no applicator provided.

I love the embossing. Simple but beautiful! It is not too soft so the embossing is not easily wiped off. There is no strong smell from the product. 

The powder looks hard but it gives subtle glow and creates natural sheen on the skin. The particle is so soft, blends easily and not too shimmery. It is quite pigmented so better use light hand while applying the product.

Talking about the quality, they are indeed very good. In my opinion, Riviera is in my top three favorite highlighter among all highlighters that I have. They last for 6.5 - 7 hours on me.

I really love ABH Illuminators. Have you tried them? 

Thank you for reading.

Monday, January 30, 2017

L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion

Hello everyone.. Welcome to my second blogpost in 2017. Talking about 2017, do you have resolution to complete this year? I have some points to do this year. Regarding beauty, I want to use all my make up evenly. There are a lot of untouched items in my drawer and I think what's the point buying them if I don't use them. It is not possible to finish them, so let's do more rotation.

Sometimes I do not follow the standard of expiration that I saw few times around my Pinterest. My standard is not about time, but about the quality of the product itself. How do I know? I usually look at the color and the smell and of course if it does not create any problem to my skin, I usually consider as okay.

Cushion is one of the items that I like to finish fast. I don't like to keep more than 6 months after opening. So eventhough I have a lot of cushions, I prefer to open only one at a time. After finishing my Laneige half year ago, I did not open any cushion yet except this L'oreal cushion.

I bought this in Munich Airport in August 2016. I believe this is the Europe version of the Lumi Cushion. I don't understand why they give different name if this is really the same product. The shade numbering is also different.

In the UK version, the shade number is printed in the seal, so when I open and throw away the seal (long time ago), there is no way I could know the shade, and honestly I'm not sure what number is this. It is shade number 9 if I'm not mistaken.

The packaging is a typical cushion case. The case is in metallic pink, with a mirror inside, an applicator tray and the sponge. But you cannot change the refill because it is permanently attached to the outer case. So what you can do when it is finished is you can buy DIY cushion sponge, throw away the old sponge, clean the case (wash and wipe with alcohol to sanitize), and fill with your favorite foundie + moisturizer + sunblock. I learn from korean DIY cushion.

As usual when open the cushion for the first time, there will always a product seal that prevent the product from drying. It contains 14.6g of product, a bit less than usual korean cushion which is 15g. 

In the store, the testers were only available in two light shades so I (think that I) grabbed no 9 which is Beige that I think will be neutral and close to my skintone. For your reference, my inner arm is way lighter than my face. 

The texture is not runny and not too thick. So first apply will be a sheer coverage and can be built into a medium coverage. It also contains SPF 29 so when in hurry, I don't need to put extra sunscreen on my face.

It makes my skin looks brighter and glowing. It does not emphasize my pores or dry patch. It stays for 5 hours in my combination skin before it start fading. In the end of the day, it still looks good on skin but some part of my face like in my T-zone start to looks oily. I just hope that there is complete tester in store so I could find better shade match.

I don't really like western cushion, but this one is quite good. Is that because it is made in Korea so it adopts K-beauty technology really well? I hope L'oreal will make it refillable and for L'oreal UK will put the shades name in the case, not in the plastic seal.

Thank you for reading.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Vitalis Glamorous Fragranced Body Spray

What's the most important thing when you come to a party? Is it your hair, your make up, your outfit, or something else? My most important is "the scent". Once I came in a simple blouse and troussers. Another party, I ever came with ponytail hair. And once I ever came with only face powder, eyeliner and lip gloss when I got skin problem. But, I never attend a party without fragrance. Whether it is edp, edt or just body spray.

As a beauty junkie, I do not only buy make up products. I love to collect perfume too. Currently I'm not as crazy as before. I'm becoming very picky about choosing fragrance. I never blind purchasing a perfume anymore. While few years ago, I trusted my intuition and bought so many perfume online. I end up with so many bottles that do not suit me well.

Body spray is a different thing. I'm not so picky about them because the scent is not too overwhelming. I still love to try out so many body spray in the market. I'm glad that some time ago, I found Vitalis launced the new range of Glamorous Fragranced Body Spray.

The design is tall and sleek and each bottles has different color according to the variant. The bottle is made from can, light and user friendly. I don't find any difficulties in opening and closing the cap or pushing the sprayer. 

There are three variant of Vitalis Glamorous Fragranced Body Spray. The first one is Fantasy which comes in the red bottle. It is a mix of floral powdery and musk which I think is suitable for romantic moment.

Second one is Dream which comes in a blue bottle. It is a mix of orange, floral and musk. I love it more than Fantasy because I love the hint of orange and freshness. 

The third one is Sheer, but I don't have it so I can't describe the scent. Although I never smell Sheer, I can imagine that it will also be nice since I can easily love the other two, Fantasy and Dream.

Each bottle holds 100ml of products. It will lasts for long time since you will only need a bit each time you use it. The good news, we don't have to reapply multiple times. Once is enough! I'm glad because I don't like to reapply any fragrance. I always feel that when I reapply for the second time, it creates different smell than it should be. It last 6 hours indoor and 4.5 hours outdoor, quite impressive for a body spray.

When some other body spray leave sticky feeling, this range has a quick dry formula. It creates cooling sensation and also realy refreshing. Only need few seconds and you are ready to go. It also does not leave stain on both my skin and cloth. 

The life span is long enough until 2020, so I can put my other body spray and perfume on rotation. And if this is your concern, Vitalis Glamorous is approved by MUI and certified Halal. How good is that!?

This range will be a perfect fit for youngsters to young adult both for daily and party. A good fragrance of course will make us more glamour, fresh, and confident, right?!

Try them now to see how they suit your modern personality really well. Let's be center of attention and receive so much admiration by being glamorous! If you want to know more about this, just click this link (CLICK HERE)

Thank you for reading. Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Primer

Helllooooo... Happy holiday guys! Are you going somewhere? Or you prefer to stay at home? Or maybe you are like me, who have to work when people going on holidays and have holidays when people get to work? I'm working in hospitality industry so I won't have Easter, Idul Fitri, School, Summer, Christmas, and New Year holidays. 

But, I have spare time this morning. And I can't wait to show you about this thing. The Make Up Forever Step 1 Smoothing Primer. There are so many choices of Step 1 according to your concern, but my first pick is absolutely the Smoothing because of my large pores and bad textures.

I bought this around one year ago. That explains the dirty packaging. I keep the box, but I totally forget where I put it. So stupid. Hahaha.. There should be more explaination in the box. So this time, please refer to the official website of Make Up For Ever if you want to know more about ingredients etc.

The first time I saw it in counter, the BA tried on her face and this looks amazing. It smoothes the skin immediately and in seconds I put it inside the basket without trying on myself.

It almost like Benefit Porefessional, but personally I like this one more. The texture is lighter and the result is better on me. I don't feel sticky or stickery when using this. There is also no intense perfume on the product.

If you never tried Benefit Porefessional, I will explain it simply. The texture is like a cream, but a bit bouncy. When applied to skin, it helps to create smooth texture and cover the pores. What it does is to even the texture so you have a good canvas as a base of your make up. It does not smudge throughout the day so it is perfectly safe to use for important events. The good thing it covers the pores but not clogging them. There is no pimples or whatsoever after using it for few days in a row as long as I do a good cleaning in the end of the day.

You can see it from the comparison picture. My skin looks a lot smoother and my pores becomes not too visible and not to mention also looks more brighter isn't it? I don't wear primer often, but when it comes to urgent thing, like party, I guess I need this!

Thank you for reading.

Christmas Dinner : Cooking, Baking, and Unboxing

Merry Christmas Everyone! Ho ho ho...

Do you celebrate Christmas too? How do you celebrate? We (I and my husband) celebrate at home, just two of us. Our big family never held a Christmas party. 

We decorate the Christmas Tree and have dinner in the living room. This year, we made homecooked burger and mix grilled veggies and also chocolate drink for refreshment. We did not plan the dinner menu, so the ingredients are basically anything left in the fridge. And that what makes it even more meaningful.

I have baked Pandan Ogura Cake. It is so fluffy, soft and low in calories. I took the risk since this is my first Ogura and I am amateur. Baking a new type of cake is not easy when we are not so expert. Each and every oven is different. When the recipe says 170degrees 50minutes, it becomes 170degrees 70minutes and the surface not turning brown, I need to adjust the temperature to 220degrees for another 10minutes. Luckily it is au bain marie so the result is still so moist and yummy eventhough it is not perfect. Next time I need to do experiment with the temp.

No party without a gift, LOL. Actually I have some stuffs from my husband and I haul some too, but the goodies are not arrived on time. Well, let's spare for another post. Now, let me share the gift from my lovely fellow beauty blogger Winda (www.dajourneys.com). 

This is my second time changing Christmas gift with her. The first time was last year, you can read about it here. Let's peek what Santa Winda sent to me:

1. It's My Cushion. I always want this DIY Cushion. I think it will be really useful to mix and match my holygrail inside this cushion to save time in applying make up. Winda knows it and she bought one for me.

2. Skinfood My Short Cake Eyeshadow Trio
3. Etude House 3 Step Volumecara
4. Beauty People Gel Eyeliner Pencil
5. Hope Girl Wonder Magic Mascara
6. Lioele Dollish Eyeshadow Triple

7. Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Lipgloss
8. Etude House Color Pop Shine Tint
9. Canmake Candy Wrap Lip
10. Holika Holika Heartful Moisture Lipstick

All these Korean and Japanese Beauty Products are so beautiful and I'm so thankful for these presents. Thank you so much Winda for thoughtfully picking them for me.

In the last part, I want to say happy birthday to sweet Jesus. I'm so thankful that You're born and die for us. I will always be grateful.

Now, cheers to everybody! Have a Holy Jolly Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

L.A. Girl Color Pop Nail Polish Snapped

I'm a nail art lover since I was in highschool. My mom is a nail polish lover and like mom like daughter. I love doing my friends' nails and I even did my own wedding nail few years ago.

Currently I'm not into nail art anymore because of some reason after I get married. But sometimes, I really miss doing this. So when I was asked to try LA Girl Color Pop Nail Polish, I was beyond excited.

There are a lot of color choices, but mine is definitely Snapped! Look at that color. So hawttt isn't it? It contains 14ml of products, well that's a lot! The bottle is easy to grab and the brush size is just perfect for application.

The liquid is not clumpy and applied smoothly with or without base. The best thing is: it dries super fast. Everything is settled under 5 mins. It last about a week on me (with countless office and housewife tasks). Yep, pretty nice.

Now I'm curious about another color, will they as good as snapped? 

Thank you for reading.