Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday Tips #3: DIY Masker Bibir??

It’s Tuesday so…Tuesday Tips is back! Woo ~
Today’s post is using Bahasa so if you’re an international reader, please proceed to the sidebar and go click ‘translate into’ button and choose your preferred language okay? :D

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Halo!
Dari judul post kali ini, kalian mungkin akan bertanya-tanya, “Hah, masker bibir?”
Yep! Kali ini aku akan sharing cara untuk membuat masker untuk bibir. Sama seperti masker untuk wajah, masker untuk bibir juga berfungsi sebagai treatment bibir dengan banyak kegunaan seperti memberikan efek lembab yang lebih baik dan berjangka panjang dibanding dengan menggunakan lip balm biasa. Uniknya, meski berjuluk masker, olahan DIY yang akan kita buat hari ini dapat digunakan setiap saat seperti lip balm biasa lho! Penasaran? Yuk kita mulai!

Untuk membuat masker bibir ini, kita hanya membutuhkan dua bahan saja. Lho, sedikit banget ya? Namun jangan khawatir, meski hanya terdiri dari dua bahan masker ini akan tetap bekerja maksimal kok nantinya.

THINGS YOU NEED :
  • 3 tsp Madu
  • 1 tsp Minyak zaitun (aku memakai extra virgin olive oil/EVOO)
  • Spatula mini
  • Jar
  • Sendok

STEPS-TO-DO :


  • Pertama, siapkan semua bahan yang dibutuhkan dengan perbandingan 3:1 untuk madu dan EVOO.




  • Siapkan wadah kemudian masukkan 1 sendok teh EVOO kedalam wadah yang telah disiapkan. Tambahkan madu kemudian.


  • Aduk menggunakan spatula mini secara cepat, hingga teksturnya mengental dan warna cairan tampak agak mengeruh.


  • Ambil sedikit saja kemudian aplikasikan di bibir dengan spatula. (Pssst, silakan bila ingin menjilat sisa produk di spatulanya. Manis, dan aman kok karena terbuat dari bahan-bahan yang memang dapat dikonsumsi!)
ignore the pose....
sebelum memakai masker. YIKES!
after :D

That’s it, udah gitu aja kok maskernya.
Simple eh?

Tapi jangan khawatir! Meski teksturnya agak sedikit lengket dan mungkin mengganggu bagi sebagian orang, percaya deh dengan masker bibir ini, bibir kalian akan tetap lembab hingga 4 jam lebih meski di ruang ber-AC. Kalau di bibirku, masker ini dapat menjaga bibirku lembab hingga 6 jam lebih lho. Tidak perlu repot-repot mengaplikasikan lip balm lagi kan? ;)

Believe it or not…this lip mask gets absorbed into your lips. Yep, setelah gloss nya hilang dan pudar beberapa jam setelah pengaplikasian, coba deh jilat bibir kalian. Rasa manis dari madu masih terasa lho – yang berarti no product goes to waste! Truly makes your lips kissable because it’s soft, smooth, and sweet ♥

i love to lick the product left on the spatula....bad girl indeed *lol*
Bila hendak memakai lipstick, aku biasanya mengaplikasikan masker ini sebelum memakai lipstick dan setelah 1-2 jam aku akan menghapus masker dengan tisu, kemudian put the lipstick on – jadi nggak ada rasa lengket/masker yang menempel di lipstick kita. Aplikasi lipstick menjadi lebih halus dan bibir tidak terasa kering. Yay!

Yuk kita intip mengapa masker ini ‘ajaib’…
  • Madu yang bersifat soothing dan calming ini dapat membuat bibir menjadi lebih lembab dan lembut. Madu juga dipercaya dapat mencerahkan bibir yang kusam dan membuat bibir menjadi kemerahan serta tampak sehat. Karena bersifat antibakteria, bila bibirmu sering pecah-pecah karena kering hingga luka/berdarah, madu dapat membantu menyembuhkan dan mencegah infeksi akibat chapped lips.
  • EVOO dipilih sebagai salah satu bahan dalam masker ini karena tipe extra virgin ini mengandung lebih banyak antioksidan daripada tipe minyak zaitun lainnya. EVOO dapat melembabkan serta membantu mengunci kelembaban bibir.


Oh iya, jangan lupa untuk mengaduk masker ini hingga teksturnya mengental dan warnanya menjadi agak keruh terlebih dahulu ya sebelum mengaplikasikannya pada bibir. Jangan langsung mengaplikasikan dari jar, karena madu dan minyak zaitunnya belum tercampur sempurna dan teksturnya menjadi amat berminyak dan kurang ‘thick’.

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That’s all untuk Tuesday Tips kali ini. Masker bibir ini rajin aku gunakan setiap malam khususnya dan hingga pagi bibirku masih terasa lembab dan tidak pecah-pecah lagi lho! Masker ini juga amat versatile meski memang agak ribet ya karena harus diaduk-aduk terlebih dahulu, namun kelembaban yang diberikan dapat bertahan lama dan efeknya amat terasa di bibir. Silakan dicoba, dan share pendapat kalian di kolom komentar ya kalau sudah mencoba.

Ciao for now and happy Tuesday everyone! ♥ xo

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Friday, July 24, 2015

HAUL: Jakarta Haul (IKEA, H&M) and Birthday Perks!

I’m back from holiday, phew!
After the two weeks out-of-town holiday, today I’m back with a new haul post on my blog. Who’s excited to know what I got in June & July? I also had my birthday in June and yeah, some birthday perks may also got featured here but not all la because I’m too lazy to snap a pic of them (it’s quite a lot! Don’t blame me if I got lazy lol) plus I kinda forget what I really got back there…

So let’s get started!
Here the first picture showing you how much I love my skin: a skincare haul! Currently I’m so into Laneige products and YES THEY DID MAGIC TO MY SKIN so I cannot wait any longer and hauled their products a lot.


Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner (moisture)
Laneige Foam Cleanser Moisture
BIFESTA Cleansing Lotion (Sebum)
KRACIE Naïve Cleansing Oil
Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel Cream
Laneige Water Bank Essence EX

I don’t know what’s gotten into me that I keep hunting good cleansing products lately. Got the Bifesta and Kracie cleansing oil at the supermarket in AEON and they were on sale lol so why not trying? Kracie turned out to be good and possibly soon be one of my holy grail cleansing oil! I haven’t tried out the Bifesta yet, bought it just only as a backup tho ~
For the skincare review I hope to post them very soon as I have used them long enough to give my honest thoughts (bought most of the Laneige stuff in June as my self-birthday presents) so please just stay tuned!

Next is another Korean haul – because I’m so into Korean stuff lately. I got them from Khansa, a friend o’ mine who’s currently studying in Korea and just got back home for summer holiday. Knowing that she was going back here, shamelessly I asked her to get me some Korean cult fave items lol because it’s kinda pricey if you order them from local online stores here. She also got me an Innisfree Nail Polish PRO in the shade which is limited for summer 2015 release, but sadly I forgot to put it in frame because it’s in my travelling pouch still :(


Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick R12 Luminous Red
Innisfree Wine Peeling Jelly Softener
A’PIEU x Garfield Air Fit BB Cushion SPF50/PA+++
Innisfree Eco Gel Liner #2 Brown
KRACIE Hadabisei Extra Moist Facial Mask
BEYOND Rich Color Lipstick #10 Pink Hommage

I swear my love for serum intense lipsticks isn’t over yet and still planning to get more from this range. As maybe you have read here, my skincare routine lacks of peeling step because most peeling/exfoliating products tend to do no good to my skin. But with this Innisfree…spoiler alert, I’m loving it. To death. Review soon.

Next is another birthday perks and Jakarta haul.


Beautylabo Hair Color Dark Brown
Beautylabo Hair Color Raspberry Pink x 2
Lacoste Pour Femme Eau de Sensuelle
Selection Round Facial Cotton

I just knew that Beautylabo is finally available in Indonesia already, so I went a little nuts buying them and stocking up while I was in Jakarta for a short holiday. It was very cheap like $3 at AEON and I couldn’t help but stock one more box…
Kinda regretted tho that I asked Joveeta to bought me the dark brown one in Watsons near her campus (because it was so expensive compared to those sold in AEON, boo!) but since well, something went wrong in Toot’s head and he asked me to color his hair too so I picked this dark color for him. To be honest I will be sharing this color with him too just in case my mom is in the house and she starts to question my hair color…I will quickly dye my hair using this one and pretend as if I never dyed my hair before *get slapped*

Here are some little treats from besties after meeting up in Jakarta, yay!
 
from Joveeta
 BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream
Wet n Wild Fergie Collection Shimmer Powder



L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream
Blistex Classic Lip Protector SPF 10
BEYOND Ever Star Acne Care
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
BEYOND True Eco Essence
MAMONDE Rose Soothing Gel (share in jar)

Also I went to IKEA and can't help to shop a little there. Well if I didn't remember I was staying in Surabaya and I got to fly back home, I would've bought A LOT more in IKEA - everything was so reasonably priced and not expensive at all (compared to Ac* H*rdw*re, DUH everything's so overpriced there)


cute fabric photo frame! only $3

jewelry stand :3 OH SO CHEAP LIKE $2.5 TOO

scented candles, anyone?
I know my inner old lady, A Yi like soul was begging to get more but... ah, no la no space for a cute coffee table inside the baggage.


SCOOP was also having a big sale in Jakarta like everything's 50% off... I can't happen to pick a lot because I still have a big pile of new, unused stickers so I only get these :(
Well I would force Toot and keep telling him the sale is on (if it's in Surabaya) and buy more cute stuffs if possible!


And lastly, outfit haul…
I only got few pieces since I got not much time for shopping (yes I’m the type to spend 2 hours inside H&M and walk out with 1-2 pieces only…but tried into a dozen of clothes) and kinda broke already #lol




$10 dress :3 cute for summer eh. that's why i love H&M

yes, it's not a defect product the writings are meant to be rotated few degrees to the right tho


from $45 to $10 HOHOHOHOO
$5 dress in H&M.... HAHAHAHA

Got Toot a new shirt too yay~ good GF am I not? ;)



And that’s all for my haul post!
As I’m typing this I just realized that I forgot to put the photos of the birthday gifts from Toot…ah don’t care la lol it’s no good to show off right #getslapped
OMG how I wish he wouldn’t read this post.

By the way I still got another month of holiday, so feel free to ask me any reviews or anything you want me to post or write about here as I will be back busy once I’m back to classes. Majoring in accounting sucks. Really. #fliptable

Ciao for now, waiting for your comments below. TGIF babes ♥

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Review: A'PIEU x Garfield Air Fit Cushion SPF50/PA+++

As some of you have known and read on my blog, I don’t dig cushion. I never really wrote it explicitly here but I HATE CUSHION. There I said it finally after holding my tongue back for years. You can probably tell because I never really bought any cushion but yep I received one from Laneige from their last event and started to love the ‘spongy compact base makeup’. And kudos to Korean brands, thank you for always releasing limited edition cushions every season and this summer I really lost my mind, heart, (and money ofc to buy it lol) to this cushion.



Simply just because it’s cute.
And cheap. Well I cannot lie I am still a cheapskate when it comes to trying cute things that I actually dislike at the first place.

Where to Buy?

Price
5,800 KRW // IDR 100,000 (in some local online stores)

Ingredients
click here!

Product Description

source from ryanraroar.com
Anyway this one I get is a limited edition release for Summer 2015, so if you really dig it you better hurry grab it! It’s a real struggle to get limited edition cushions, so that’s why I’m reviewing it now so that you guys can quickly grab it once you see it on store!



The packaging is SO CUTE. Compared to the original case (as seen in description box above), this Garfield case is totally irresistible. It still keeps the sky blue color theme though by using it as the main color of the box packaging.




And here is the cushion case! It has the same design and illustration as its box. That lazy Garfield lies on clouds with his sexy eyes, waiting for you to grab him. This compact case is made of plastic, but what comes in my surprise is that it feels really sturdy! When you shut the lid back it clicks perfectly and closes tight (actually this feels sturdier than Laneige’s Snow BB Cushion’s case). Good to know A’Pieu still pays much attention to the packaging, as many cheap products usually leave the packaging horrible and only care about the product inside.

As this comes in a compact form, the case holds a big mirror behind the lid and a white plastic separator which also works to keep the air puff. The separator closes tight too with *click* sound and it feels great! The air puff is just like any air puff out there with blue surface underneath. It feels so soft too and again, not looking/feeling cheap at all. Honestly it’s far better than Laneige’s air puff (seriously, Laneige?) but no comparison post here, will leave it alone until my next post lol~



Now I’m going to rave a lot. Seriously girls, I will be raving screaming and jumping a lot start from now on.

I got this in shade #21, usually I am NC20-25 in MAC. Is it a perfect match for me? Will not talk too much, and let’s just see the inner arm swatch below:


IT DISAPPEARS INTO MY SKIN. WITH AN EASE.

Okay, capslock off. Shade #21 is actually a bit lighter when I applied it to my face but guess what, it doesn’t make my face look ghastly/ashy at all! It has nice yellow undertone which usually most Korean BB cream lacks of. So, people with yellow skin, you know what to get now right?

Formula wise, it’s very lightweight and blends easily into your skin. Coverage is light to medium. It has a quite strong floral scent – which I actually find out lovely tbh – and lingers not longer than 15 seconds after application. The finish is AWESOME: it doesn’t dry completely into a matte powdery finish instead of leaving a beautiful natural finish with nice glow/shine. It’s not an oil-shine btw, and not overly dewy like if you’re just frying a tempura and your face serves as a pan. Nope, nope. Seriously I can say it’s creating a healthy, bright looking skin and leaves no trace of complexion makeup behind, just…a healthy skin like those girls in makeup ads! 

Don’t believe me? Let the picture speaks, then:



It stays on 6 hours and I only blot twice during the wear. Fading is minimal, my redness doesn’t peek through but you can see some raging zits start to be visible – I find it normal since I didn’t set it with powder at the first place and don’t touch up during the day. And seriously when I blot… my face would still looking a little bit shiny (glowy you may call) even after the blotting session. Proof that the glow wasn’t caused by sebum?! Is this some kind of magic or what…? Not much sebum seen on the blotting paper also!

And the most important point to highlight is:

THIS CAUSE ME NO BREAKOUT.
*fireworks on the background*

How-yeaaaah! Holy grail alert!


Score

Last Words?
A’PIEU Air Fit Cushion SPF50/PA+++ is possibly my new holy grail for base makeup with high SPF content. It’s very rare that BB cream actually works on my skin, but this one proves its quality to me flawlessly! Even though it’s very cheap but it really holds a great product inside the sturdy packaging. This cushion will suit people with dry-combination skin best, maybe a little powder would be needed to set the product on T-zone area. It has great natural finish with beautiful glow – and not oil, again I’d say – which stays quite a decent time on skin before you really feel the need of touching up.  Love, love, love. Overall I love this product!

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So! What do you think about this product girls? I do think I should really take the words I said earlier about cushion…I really find myself digging for it now. And I would love to get more recommendations from you about great cushion for dry-combination skin out there. Oh, oh, don’t forget to drop some love in the comment box below okay?

Ciao for now and happy Sunday everyone! ♥ xo

BONUS PIC!

Anyway I did change my hair style and color, whaddya think?
Yay or nay?
Cute straight fringe/long fringe?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday Tips: DIY Green Tea Powder and Gentle Face Scrub!

Tuesday Tips is baaaack ~
Because I simply don’t care about my exams. Gee. Screw them all! *throw books away*

As maybe you have read here in my Daily Skincare Routine post, currently I have no scrub/exfoliating products in my stash – simply because even the most gentle one breaks me out. Usually I just use oatmeal as exfoliator but you know, it’s too soft eh? No ‘real exfoliating’ on skin, and I can’t really tell if the rough dead skin cells are actually going away or not. So I’ve been experimenting for two weeks with stuff in the kitchen, and ta~daaaaa ...
my very own gentle face scrub!

The exfoliator agent in this DIY Gentle Scrub Mask is…green tea powder. I know it’s very hard to find green tea in powder form here in Indonesia so guess what, I’m going to make my own powder!

THINGS YOU NEED
  • Green tea leaves
  • Tea Filter
  • Spoon



 STEPS TO DO
  • Separate the dried sticks from the leaves – simply because sticks don’t grind well later and it’s quite harsh on skin!



  • After done separating, now put the leaves into a food processor/blender.
  • Grind it for 2 minutes.


  • Put the ground tea leaves in a tea filter. Start filtering the leaves; throw away all the big chunks.
  • Repeat the filtering process twice.
  • Your beauty powder is ready ~


P.S: you may repeat the grinding or filtering process as many times as you like to get the texture that you want!

Now that we have our powder, let’s make the mixture ~

THINGS YOU NEED
  • 1 tsp Green tea powder (yay!)
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • ½ tsp Warm water



STEPS TO DO
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of green tea powder with 1 teaspoon of honey


  • Stir them all-together.


  • Until they’re well mixed, add ½ tsp of warm water.


check the constituency. add more/less water as you like!
  • Apply to your face. Let it sit for good 15 minutes.


  • Splash water, then rub with gentle circular motion (for exfoliating purpose) or rinse off (if you’re only using it as a mask)



I quickly found that this magical mixture works both as a homemade face scrub and simply a calming mask! It’s all up to you because the green tea goodness still works wonder in both way though – that’s why we let it sit for quite a while, okay? Don’t rinse off too quick!

After using this mask/scrub, I quickly feel my skin smoother, brighter, and more hydrated and plumped than before. Oh yes ~ ! I recommend you to use this as a mask 3 times in a week, and use as a scrub once a week. You can always thank me later for having clearer, (slightly) brighter, and less oily face ;)

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And that’s all for today’s #TuesdayTips! Toot is now upset because I don’t study instead of pampering self and writing this post. Geez. Will be back later okay? This upcoming two weeks I will be quite busy but I will try my best to update more.
Oh! Don’t forget to ask me anything on my Ask.fm ♥ it feels great to receive new questions, ya know?


Ask me anything – life related, beauty related stuff, campus stuff – and I will answer them quickly!


Ciao for now girls, happy Tuesday ♥ xo