Thursday, July 31, 2014

Haul: Mid-year Huge Beauty Haul & Birthday Presents!

Back with haul post, yay! It’s been a loooong time since I post my haul, hasn’t it? Who doesn’t love haul post…well I really do. Haul post helps me to remember what damage have I done to my wallet so far. For me it’s more like to ‘control’ self and to be grateful of what I had (and bought as well, lol) for these past two months.
Yet I speak another lie. Erm.
How can one stop shopping?
A shopping ban.
Well, at least I promised my BF to stop *cough* buying lipstick for this year only because, I have around 10 bullets on their way here to Indonesia NO LET’S TALK ABOUT IT IN MY NEXT HAUL POST

As maybe some of you especially those who are my Facebook friends and Instagram followers know that I had my birthday back there on June 19th and birthday was always the only moment of the year when I could loseeeee myself and shop hard. Yeah, baby yeah. So the damage was ofc, to the wallet and my bank account *le sigh* as I am the type of the person who likes to give self gifts after few accomplishments, like, making it through another year of a beautiful life. Woo~~

BEST BRO IN DA WORLD bought me the perfume I want for soooo long, Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Eau De Parfum! Bro, you da best. This perfume was soooo hard to get and indeed it was expensive, but I thank him so much he finally managed to got me one. Ahoy. I love the original version of the perfume which is also the first product in the Ange ou Demon lines, because it’s warm, sensual and…beautiful. Sweet, but mature at the same time. Truly two different personalities in one bottle. 

Givenchy Ange ou Demon Eau de Parfum 3.4oz
pic from instagram @caroleinne
Plus two Shu Uemura lipsticks and a cute Donald Duck doll from BF, and a silver necklace. Why is there a duck (even tho I love Donald, I never thought he’d give me another doll for my birthday since I told him not to, and he usually listened to my words), the answer made me laughed but touched at the same time:

"You said you wanted a grown-up version of Donald, it worn dark blue outfit which also matched with its hat's color, rite? He has something for you, as it would be awkward if it was me to give you the present, so let your beloved duck does that for me,"

Yea Boy, got me there. Thanks for the duck and the mini-touching-trying-to-be-cute-scenario, but grown-up Donald Duck doesn't wear pink baby's napkin. Thank you for trying, tho! But hey, at least I love the duck because its lips are very much like yours...

Got myself a celebrity perfume for my own birthday gift (yeah I know, I’m kinda stingy) and it’s a repurchase. Still is my favorite perfume back there in middle school, today I’d love to wear it to uni.

Jennifer Lopez Still Eau de Parfum 3.4oz

Shu Uemura Matte Lipstick M PK376 Gangnam Pink
Shu Uemura Rouge Ultimate Shine Supreme Mon Shu Red Pure (not shown in picture, as I returned it to the counter for a new one but still hasn't got the replacement until today.)
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato PK01
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato AT02

The Tint in Gelato had successfully caused bloggers and makeup enthusiasts a great fuss, because it was launched not too long before the famous designer brand Yves Saint Laurent launched Kiss & Blush, a dual functioning product for cheek and lip. Tint in Gelato has the same concept, it works both for lip and cheek (like the one from Takashi Murakami Holiday 2013 Lip&Cheek product, however this new product has a better texture and silky, velvety finish) and comes in cute color selections.
I picked two, all in daring color. Review soon!

Givenchy Le Rouge 205 Fuchsia Irresistible

Burberry Velvet Lipstick 310 Military Red

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Lipstick 05

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Antwerp
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Cannes
NYX Matte Lipstick Alabama
NYX Matte Lipstick Perfect Red

Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick 740 Certainly Red
Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick 655 Scarlet Velvet

Paul & Joe Spring 2014 Color Powder CS in Azalea

5 red lipsticks won't hurt. I love reds. The Burberry one was a self-gift for making it through school exams, and the hot fuchsia pink from Givenchy Le Rouge series was for finishing high school. Yea, don't judge me. I feel so motivated to do something if I happened to set a goal plus a bonus reward for accomplishing something! That's a positive thing, rite? XD

And finally, a complexion haul! Now I can strikethrough one line in my 2014 bucket list for doing this haul. My face is kinda sensitive and doing complexion haul is usually a bit scary & doubtful, but no worries la I'd love to add selections to face products.

KATE 15th Anniversary Set from SASA Malaysia (Powderless Liquid Foundation for COVER in OC-C + mini Brightening primer)

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup SPF10 in 1W2 Sand
Missha M Perfect Concealer #23
LA Girl PRO Conceal in Creamy Beige

And repurchasing NAKED 2 because my ultimate, one and only crease shade 'Tease' has hit pan. Oh, I love the new packaging.

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette

Drugstore haul, anyone? Time to minimize the damage.

Jordana Best Lash Volumizing Mascara

NIVEA Raspberry Rose Kiss Lip Butter

So...? Sensual Body Mist
NIVEA Body Serum Night Whitening
Shinzu'i Body Scrub Matsu
Shinzu'I Body Scrub Kirei

Palmolive Aromatherapy Shower Gel Refill Morning Tonic x 2

Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser 1 Litre x 2

Guardian's deals are the best, seriously! The Cetaphil was on sale in SG, my mom helped me to buy them for me and they were in promotion as bundle. Cheaper, if compared to its price in local store. Stocked up some cheap body scrub and shower gel as well, because I love Palmolive so much and my body doesn't react bad to it too.

pic from instagram @caroleinne

Bodycology Moisturizing Body Lotion in Enchanted Forest

Bodycology Moisturizing Body Lotion in Toasted Vanilla Sugar

pic from instagram @caroleinne

Bodycology Nourishing Body Cream in Blackberry Vanilla
Body Cream in Midnight Garden

A body care haul. I never bothered too much to wear body lotion and stuff, you can exactly tell from my previous haul post! I never bought such things...until I started to do a lot DIY body care project to eliminate skin roughness and small bumps on my back (sigh, not acne as well, more like small rough bumps from heat they said) so I started to care as well!

BF got me those. Sigh. He drove me from one mall to another just to find the scent that we, I'm not bragging. He did.
"This smells bad, that IS worse. Not this one, it's like a baked coconut cookie...what's the brand again?"

Until I finally pointed this out...
"Geez, who's happier, is it you or me, for my body to smell yummy?"
And he laughed so hard, enough for an answer I've been looking for. Men loves pampered women, but very few wants to pamper them. Boo! #menlogic

Lastly, skincare product:

Holika Holika Bulgarian Rose Serum
ICM Acne Clear Pimple Treatment Lotion (Skin Colour Formula)

Both are my HG now. I hardly find skincare products that work well with my skin, and those new products do. Men, where have you been all my life? Review soon!


Okay that's all for now. Phew, I'm pretty much broke, thanks to the lippies. So what's yours? I'd love to see your haul post as well *evil grin* so I'm not feeling lonely and guilty la
Which one (what a rhetorical question) to review first? Drop comments below, kay. Would love to hear from you~

And hey, Happy Eid Mubarak for those who celebrate it!


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Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Kiss: Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Shine Lipstick in Mon Shu Red Pure

As promised here in my last post, today’s post is going to be the very first post under the categories Friday Kiss which I’m going to do a review of infamous or forgotten, hidden gem of thousand bullets of lipstick from various brand, plus a bonus FOTD. Yay!

It’s a lipstick from a famous Japan brand Shu Uemura, from the Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine ($30/3.4gram) range. The thing I love from Shu Uemura’s regular line product packaging is their sleek, simple, and professional looking white packaging. It looks clean but professional in any ways. This slim lipstick tube is made of reflective, almost mirror-like metal material behind the clear and sturdy plastic outer body.

The shade I got was from Karl Lagerfeld x Shu Uemura collaboration years ago, which once came in a limited edition bullet with cute mon shu doll printed on it but this one I got was already in standard packaging of Shu Uemura lipstick. It’s good that they make this shade permanent because…take a look at it yourself. How pretty it is? 

This shade is called Mon Shu Red Pure, (it has name, surprisingly, maybe because it was once from special collaboration? Shu Uemura lipsticks—and just like typical Japan brand lipsticks—have no specific name for shades instead of number and alphabet representing the shade inside) is a bright, juicy, coral red color with strong pink tone in it—almost like a watermelon red-pink! It’s so juicy it almost is a tomato red, if it’s redder.

octyldodecanol diisostearyl malate pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2 polyethylene phenyl trimethicone hydrogenated coco-glycerides calcium aluminum borosilicate cera microcristallina / microcrystalline wax simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) butter synthetic fluorphlogopite ectoin 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol c18-36 acid triglyceride acrylates copolymer methicone silica calcium sodium borosilicate bht benzyl benzoate limonene citronellol geraniol linalool parfum / fragrance [+/- may contain ci 77891 / titanium dioxide mica ci 77499, ci 77492, ci 77491 / iron oxides ci 45380 / red 22 lake ci 45410 / red 28 lake ci 19140 / yellow 5 lake ci 15850 / red 7 ci 15985 / yellow 6 lake ci 42090 / blue 1 lake ci 75470 / carmine ]

It has glossy finish but still has that great vibrancy and color payoff and NOT being sheer. I tend to stay away from glossy lipstick because they usually lack of vibrancy, but this one is not. Reminds me of YSL Rouge Volupte Sensual Radiant lipstick, but this one has fine glitter in it! And the glitter is not being chunky or ‘exfoliating’ lips, instead of the lipstick gliding smoothly on lips and feels very moisturizing, yet it has slip feeling to it and is potential to migrate or, let’s just say, it feathers a little bit. Wearing clear lip liner will help a lot, I promise. Good thing is, this lipstick leaves a beautiful stain on your lips after small meal and drink, even though it transfers to your utensils and mug.
do you see it settles into lines and feathers out to my skin? (bottom lip)

Being so smooth in texture, it may be more fragile than any of your usual lipstick in your collection. As you can see in the previous photo above, its bullet has totally PERFECT condition without scratch or whatsoever-that-is-potential-to-warn-that-this-lipstick-is-going-to-MELT DOWN AND BROKEN. Maybe a little oil drip at one side of the bullet, yes I spotted that, did you, but I thought it was going to mean…nothing. I was wrong. The pretty and perfect bullet was ruined into this messy, sticky, broken mold just upon ONE GENTLE SWIPE ON MY LIPS.

And I was not okay with that.

what the......?

During my 3 years of collecting lipstick, I only experienced broken lipstick twice. One was with my MAC Shy Girl (reviewed here), which went straight to the trash bin quickly as I realized it was melted down, and the second was with this. What’s wrong? The tester at the counter was yeah, quite sticky and not feeling too sturdy but at least it didn’t melt into this mess, hey. Maybe I just received a faulty item? Or it’s just my bad luck to receive a once-perfect-but-not-anymore-upon-one-swipe-haha product? I messaged Shu Uemura’sFacebook Page on Wednesday but still no reply until today. Let’s just hear from them about this case.
I admit how much I love the texture, formula, finish, and color payoff of this product but IF I have to deal with broken bullet and melting issues, I might want to think twice to get it in another shade. How sad I am now, because I totally adore this Rouge Unlimited Shine Supreme range and am willing so much to buy more and more shades!!

isn't it a pretty color?


Last Words?
Mon Shu Red Pure from the Rouge Unlimited Shine Supreme range is a super juicy, luscious but cute color that quickly adds brightness and youth vibe to your whole look. The glossy finish gives good dimension to your lips while the opaqueness of the color enhances your lips’ feature. Nice performance and shades offered of this range, but I will think twice and reconsider to repurchase if the great formula leads to a quick meltdown of this soft, smoothly gliding lipstick.

was going out with BF to the supermarket, groceries issues. Lime green + juicy coral red, wdyt? :D

So, with the meltdown slash broken bullet issues. Have you ever experienced this with any shades from the Rouge Unlimited Shine Supreme range from Shu Uemura? Drop your comments and share your thoughts below, I’d love to hear and discuss with you. What a miss, since Mon Shu Red Pure is a SUPER GREAT JUICY COLOR. Agree not? ;)


PS: I dyed my hair black. As maybe some of you never really paid attention to my hair, I never had black hair before—my actual hair color was dark brown it was often mistaken as dyed hair. What do you think of my jet black hair now? Yay or nay? Does it suit me or should I dye it back to dark brown/ash brown?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


It’s been a long time since I posted a thing here…yep, I realized that. Glad that I could be back to the blogging world again after missing in action for about 4 months and more, yay! I was busy with ‘stuffs’, you know, stuffs like graduating from high school (hello, uni life), having holiday in Bali and Makassar—which I won’t babble or write about any experiences there, nope, next time maybe because you know…I was busy with ‘stuffs’, there—aaaand preparing new concept for this blog. How cool is that? XD

Since I will talk nothing about ‘stuffs’ but the last one I mentioned about preparing new concept for this blog, so let’s just get straight into it:

Changed Blog’s URL Along with the Title! (well…do you even realize that? LOL)
Long story short, my default official email was HACKED, and I couldn’t have any access to it anymore. Being devastated and so stressed trying so hard to get it back by answering questions from Microsoft’s “automatic recovery system for blocked email to get your account back”, I chose just to forget it and made one new email account using Google messaging platform, Gmail. And since the name Carolinelle has been having quite a hard time when is entered in the username column of signing up attempts (almost) in every site I try, so I chose to change it to a (much) more complicated-and-hard-to-spell-name, Caroleinne.

And about the URL and blog’s title…don’t you ask me why I bother to change it? Well as I said, I want to bring a whole new concept for this blog, where I will not talk about beauty-related things only here in my blog but also daily ramblings and slice of life posts. I love to eat too, so why not sharing reviews or spilling thoughts about restaurants too here? Sharing is caring, right! Plus I realize that my blog’s URL is kinda….err, hard to spell. Not to admit that ‘Caroleinne’ is easier to spell but yeah…people in IG recognized me by that username pretty well already; therefore no ‘’ because it’s too easy to misspell. Be it!

New Sections for the Posts
There will not be post under the big categories like ‘Review’ or ‘FOTD’s only, but also posts under smaller and more specific categories like:
-          Friday Kiss: once in two weeks post about the lipstick I wear on Friday for a date (yeah I have a BF now, guess what LOLOLOLOLOLOL NO MORE AVAILABLE IN DA MARKET FINALLY) and maybe a little review about it. Not all lipsticks are new arrivals nor from the latest collection, but I promise it will suit what’s in this season.
-          Sunday Sniff: monthly post about fragrance, be it perfumes, colognes, or body mists. This is totally new and I am new to the scent and fragrance world, as I recently discovered a new passion towards “something smells nice”.
-          Sleeping Beauty: those secret potions for your beauty are sleeping peacefully in your kitchen and fridge racks. Wake them up now, and let’s make something so-called-DIY homemade beauty remedies with me!
-          Tips or Treat: another once in two weeks post about easy but forgotten beauty tips and stuffs. Yay!

I think that’s all for now. Well Caroline why are you back only just to bring those news and not reviews? Chill, fellas! I will be back again in no time, with tons of reviews/quick reviews/posts because now I’m free and got plenty time to write. Yay. Be right back soon, promise!

Aaaaand a little sneak peek of what I’m preparing now for this blog won’t hurt, but it may cause curiosity:

So stay tune for the reviews, okay!
And a bonus angry-slash-evil pose selfie to close this announcement post:

meh, I know.

Hope you find it cute as how I do. Ciao!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

FOTD: First Date Makeup Look!

I’m the type of procrastinating, indeed. I decided to join this makeup competition held by XiaoVee’s blog just now. Phew! Glad that I could make it on time.

The competition is about creating a look that you will wear for your first date. To be very honest with all of you, ahem, I never went with this look for my first date *runs away* I wore FUCHSIA lips that day LOL!! But yeah, not all Mars creatures could accept hot pink. So neutral might be good, you might want to pick for nude and neutral color like what I wear in this look...or maybe I was just lucky that day to date that weird Mars creature. One in a thousand case, I just don’t know XD

Back to topic, well this look is so easy to re-create. The main focus(es) of this look are luscious lashes, and blushing cheeks, which is very subtle and almost not captured well in pictures. Sigh. No dramatic eye makeup, I only made the eyeliner a little bit winged for cute looking eyes. For the lips? Some men find nude and glossy lips juicier to kiss (ahem, kids. Close your eyes for this part and, keep reading. Hush hush) so well, don’t over top your lips with gloss! Some find it greasy, tho. Be careful with gloss on windy days outdoor date too. You don’t want the gloss smears all over your cheeks. Gross.
No falsies! If you want the drama, make it happen with mascara. Yep, my lashes are the focal point of this look, I want to mesmerize guys with innocent stare. Beware guys, I am quite dangerous with those lashes.

For the complexion, I keep it light and glowy, natural looking. I don’t want to over-conceal my imperfections, creating cakey and heavy looking layers all over my face. Nay! Bold lips or dramatic eye makeup are still tolerable to some Mars creatures, but cakey foundation? MEH EVEN GIRLS WOULD BE TURNED OFF. Big NO!

Products Used
Rouge Bunny Rouge Prelude in the Clouds Aqua Primer
Shu Uemura the Lightbulb Foundation
Guerlain Meteorites Perles 03 Beige Chic
Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Seduce
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Naked Rose
Coastal Scents Liquid Liner in Jet
Essence I Crazy Extreme Volume Mascara
Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara
Tarte Eye Shadows
Maybelline Bold Matte MAT7 Lipstick
Smith’s Rosebud Minted Rose LIpbalm
Lancome Rouge in Love 163B Boudoir Love


So what do you think about this look? Do you think, ahem, I should stick to nude, neutral lips or should I make one more look using bold lips for you to re-create on your first date? LOL~
I would love to make a tutorial for this look if you demand too. Let me know in the comment section below, XOXO 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Introducing: ZALORA, Your New Place to Online-Shopping With Lots of Deals!

Do you know where and how do I get all my stuffs? Maybe some of you are curious about how I got all my stuffs, especially the brands that don’t exist locally here in Indonesia. Let’s say, like Wet n Wild, before they opened the store here; how did I manage to have their products already?
Your answer is right, online-shopping it is, I got all my stuffs from e-commerce sites. The question to follow up next is: which sites are trusted and which are not? Speaking of which, let me introduce you to one of the trusted online store I usually drop my orders by.

ZALORA Indonesia is a part of ZALORA Group by Rocket Internet GmbH, one of the famous leading fashion e-commerce retail companies at South East Asia. ZALORA serves many countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, etc. Offering choices for men and women, this company has some of your favorite brands in special price. Here are some of the brands they carry:

You do see there’s a Norton Secured banner in the picture above, that’s the key of safe and secure online shopping! I would never buy anything from a site without logo like that because it’s too risky!

ZALORA receives any possible way of payment you could do. From COD (Cash on Delivery method, read more about it here) to the quickest way of VISA/Mastercard CC payment, they accept it all!

And oh, of course you wonder what specific brands of your preference that they have right?
Name Lime Crime! They have some shades of their lipstick range, in bold and (ahem) weird colors also.

Who’s a fan of Pixiwoo sisters? If you have difficulties to find locally ready stocks item of their famous makeup brushes, ZALORA also have them too!

Previously mentioned well-known-for-its-cheap-price-and-great-quality-products brand, Wet n Wild!

You wanna know why I love shop in ZALORA? Actually they have a lot of interesting offers for you!

Voucher worth IDR 75,000 just for signing up their newsletter.
What’s so difficult with signing up? Just enter your email address and receive no spam emails from them but a voucher and the latest deals information!

You desperately love discounted items? Here you can get your stuffs but still save up some money!

Free Shipping Offer
If you spent more than IDR 300,000 you are guaranteed to get free shipping for your items. Cool or not?

What else I can say…well I think that’s all I can tell you about ZALORA. I only show you here some of their collection and this site seems like a lady friendly, but hey Gentlemen out there, you can have your pieces too here. They also have collections for men and kids! Yay!

Okay talk no more, I gotta dash and grab some of the cute sneakers. Click click click and wait, no wasted time at mall looking for empty space of parking lot. What a convenience new way of shopping online-shopping is.

cute not? IT'S ON SALE TOO

Happy Shopping then, everyone! Don’t forget to thank me for letting you know about this site. Ciao!
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