Saturday, December 12, 2015

@COSME 2015 Best Cosmetics Award (Skincare)

@Cosme Best Cosmetic Award 2015 is here now!
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*dramatic background music behind*


Hello girls!
Do you know about @cosme? @cosme is the largest Japanese beauty website that has forum, beauty product rankings, product reviews and many more inside. It’s just like Makeupalley in Japanese version!@cosme Best Cosmetic Award is the most awaited moment of the year, which in this award they will feature few products from many cosmetic brands in the world – mostly Japanese tho – that get the highest ranking from the user’s reviews. This year they added few more categories for the nominations, and now we have 49 categories in total!
 So if you’re know nothing about which Asian Beauty items to get while wandering in Japan…the first thing you want to check before anything else is the one with @cosme’s sticker attached onto ~ Interesting eh?



(In this very first part I will show you all the winners from Skincare category. Makeup items will be in part 2, and the rest will be in part 3 (body/hair care).)

Without further ado, let’s get started!

CLEANSING
1st – FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil (2013 version)
2nd – BIFESTA Uruochi Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
3rd – COSME DECORTE AQMW Meliority Repair Cleansing Cream




FACIAL WASH
1st – COW Brand Beauty Soap (Moist)
2nd – Cleansing Research AHA Wash Cleansing
3rd – ARSOA Queen Silver



LOTIONS
1st – SK II Facial Treatment Essence
2nd – Eau De Muge Medicated Lotion
3rd – CLINIQUE Even Better Essence Lotion 1,2

 


BOOSTER/ESSENCE
1st – Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
2nd – LANCOME Advanced Genefique
3rd – ALBION Eclafutur



MILK
1st – MINON Amino Moist Charge Milk
2nd – ALBION EXAGE White Crystal Milk II
3rd – ALBION EXAGE White Crystal Milk III




CREAM
1st – CUREL Intensive Moisture Cream
2nd – NIVEA Soft Skin Cream (Japan version)
3rd – ETTUSAIS Premium Amino Caviar Cream

 

SUNSCREEN
1st – BIORE Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+/PA++++
2nd – KANEBO Allie UV Mineral Moist NEO SPF 50+/PA++++
3rd – Cle De Peau Beaute UV Protection Cream SPF 50/PA++++

 

FACIAL OIL
1st – HABA Squalane Pure Roots
2nd – Melvita Argan Oil
3rd – Kneipp KneippBio Oil




LIP CARE
1st – CUREL Lip Cream
2nd – DIOR Addict Lip Glow
3rd – NIVEA Crème Care Lip Balm (Unscented)



EYE CREAM
1st – Cle De Peau Beaute Eye Cream
2nd – FANCL Eye Serum
3rd – CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux



SHEET MASK
1st – My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask
2nd – MINON Amino Moist Skin Mask
3rd – My Beauty Diary Bird’s Nest Mask



FACE EXFOLIATOR
1st – Rosette Peeling Gel
2nd – TOYO LIFE CURE Aqua Peeling Gel
3rd – ORBIS Aqua Peeling Gel



MASSAGE CREAM
1st – est Activate Circulator
2nd – SUQQU Massage & Mask Cream
3rd – LUSH Full Of Grace Serum Bar



EYELASH SERUM
1st – Shiseido Professional Adenovital Eyelash Serum
2nd – DHC Extra Beauty Eyelash Tonic
3rd – AVANCE Lash Serum EX



SKINCARE POWDER
1st – PIGEON Baby Medicated Powder
2nd – MAQUILLAGE Snow Beauty II
3rd – ALBION EXAGE White White Conditioning Powder

 
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Hope this post will help you girls, see you next time in part 2: Best Makeup Products! 

Ciao for now ~ xo 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

November Haul: Japanese Beauty Haul ♥

Girls, do you know the biggest guilt of a lazy Lady Blogger like me?
"You shop like it’s nobody’s business – but when it comes to reviewing, it will never happen. Always there is a haul post, but review posts seem to never be up."

I deeply want to apologize for the lack of updates but well, there’s nothing I can really do. The assignments are just too many and almost impossible to finish within a short time, so how am I gonna be able to write down in peace what I think about one product? In fact that I got free time to blog now, I’m actually not that free – I’m having a so-called “Silent Week” not to celebrate the upcoming Christmas, but a semi-annually “one week of fake holiday” that is given by my University for us to study before the final exams. I can safely say now that shopping is my therapy: for skin and my mind.



And oh, as the title suggests, this haul will mainly contain Japanese products. Like 80% of them, yay! Now without further ado, let’s get started!


HACCI Honey Cleansing Oil
The SAEM Natural Condition Lotus Cleansing Cream
KANEBO Suisai Beauty Clear Powder
MENARD Tsukika Cleansing Cream

At first I bought the two cleansing creams, believing that it would suit my skin type and condition better than cleansing oil since most of the oils I’ve tried were either too drying or simply caused me outbreaks. But then I quickly realized after trying both of the cream once:
“Cleansing cream is not the answer and congratulations, the oils are better. IKR.”
Yes, my skin literally screamed it right at my face. Daaaaaaaaayum. Long story short, so there I went buying the HACCI cleansing oil. Thank God it’s good and my skin is cool with it, even though it contains honey (which I’m allergic to).

And yep, another Japanese facial powder wash! This time it’s an exfoliating powder wash and I love it so much. Review soon. Soon….as possible?


Moving onto the moisturizer squads…
 
IPSA Metabolizer Regular 2
Albion EXAGE White Crystal Milk II (for normal-dry skin)
KANEBO Suisai Beauty Clear Powder – mistakenly placed there so it got featured again oh well…
ASAHI Suhada Shizuku Pack Gel

Please ignore the Suisai as I forgot to remove it from the table when taking the photo of my new moisturizer squads #getslapped
I’ve changed my Albion milk to the White version and yes, so far I am loving it! It’s more moisturizing than the original EXAGE Crystal Moist Milk I that I got few months ago, but it’s not as heavy as the Moist version. Me likey!

The other two moisturizer are super awesome too, especially IPSA. Just as the name suggests, it’s a metabolizer. Seriously I have never ever touched/had/used something with a texture this nice in my life before. I bought this…blindly, I should say. There were almost NO ENGLISH REVIEWS online about this product – IPSA is just like HACCI, it’s not widely sold worldwide and almost exclusive to East Asian Market only – but after all, I thought I should really go for it. Now I’m glad I did gamble and bought it! It’s, hands down, the best moisturizer + metabolizer eveeeeeeer in my life.

ASAHI Suhada Shizuku is raved by a beautiful vlogger MelodeeMorita and she swore it’s her favorite product so I went for it too. Honestly…I don’t really like it. But let’s see if I change my mind any sooner and wait for my in-depth review okay.


DAISO Silicone Moisturizing Mask
DAISO Cotton Pad
ETUDE HOUSE Silk Scarf Hologram Hair Serum x 2
BEYOND Ever Star AC Spot Gel

If you’ve been following me on my Instagram, you might have seen my post and mini review about this silicone mask earlier! Basically it’s a reusable mask that you can wear over your regular face mask or just wear it alone at bath/shower as a face-steam mask. In-depth review soon! Sadly it’s not available in DAISO Indonesia so I asked my friend in Japan to buy it for me.

And oh, the cute spot gel with a ‘teen lovebirds chu’ graphic is from Tootsie! I’ve been rambling a lot about my acne and outbreaks lately that he must’ve been fed up more than happy to get me this for my spot treatment. It’s quite expensive la for a Korean product and I’m not willing to pay like $25 for Korean product anymore but he promised me to get it and paid for it anyway!! Hands down the best Bae ever. Ha. *runaway*

thank you baby boo ~ *evil grin*

Aaaaaaand…..samples galore ~
 
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Remover
My Beauty Diary Mask Aroma Series Vanilla
My Beauty Diary Mask Sake
My Beauty Diary Mask Bulgarian White Rose
My Beauty Diary Mask Rice
HACCI Hinkaku Honey Lotion
L’Occitane Repairing Conditioner
L’Occitane Repairing Shampoo
Proxera Facial Foam
HACCI Honey Cleansing Milk
ETUDE HOUSE Samples
CLARINS Double Serum x 2
Skinfood Gold Caviar Collagen Serum

beautiful HACCI samples!

Now the most interesting part: makeup! FYI I don’t really buy too much makeup I think I finally realized that I don’t need that many lipsticks?  Actually higher end brands deliver a more promising & undeniably beautiful results. Ha. Call me a snob, I don’t mind, but I experienced it myself. Once you tried Chanel lipstick, you will know why.



CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet #50 La Romanesque
Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric Sheer Blush #506 Blush
Majolica Majorca Fall 2015 Approach Me! Mascara + Liner Set [LE]
e.l.f Shimmering Facial Whip in Spotlight
BBI@ Pigment 01 Moonlight
DAISO Straight Type Eye Lash #5

I got the e.l.f and DAISO lashes from Mirielle Beaute. They kindly sent them along with my other purchases (and those crazy samples ha!) for reviewing purposes. I have tried the e.l.f highlighter and OH GOD I LOVE IT SO MUCHIE  as seen in this FOTD of mine on my Instagram:
So beautiful eh? This one I promise the review is coming up as soon as possible, because this is my liability to Miri XD #runaway

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Okay that’s all for my November Haul! I actually still have some Black Friday + December haul coming up soon – and yeah I shop a lot so what – but I thought the post would be too long if I put them altogether so I decided to part it into two different posts. If you’re curious what I got this month + my cray cray Black Friday shopping, please stay tuned on my blog~

I can’t promise I will review the product of your requests soon, but if you’re curious about one or more products mentioned in this post please please do let me know in the comment section below, as a way to motivate me to blog more too…

Would love to see the feedbacks from you guys! XO talk to you later, gotta study for final exams now ~ ♥

Monday, December 7, 2015

BLOG SALE!

Hello Girls ~
It’s a blog sale, yay!
Honestly I love them so much – and still not ready to let them go – but sadly they’re hardly reached for nowadays so I think it’s better for them to find a more loving owner :(

If you are interested in any of the products below, please contact me at:
with the subject “blog sale – [your name]“

I am letting them go with a super cheap price, so please do not haggle okay? You can check the retail price as I also got it mentioned down below.
All products will be send from Surabaya and currently is available for Indonesian residence only. I only receive the payment via BCA Bank Wire Transfer. The goods will be shipped out H+1.



Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Seduce, 85% - sold (RRP 370,000)
An indeed treasure. Letting this go because I still have a lot cream blushers to date + finish.

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Dixie, 95% - sold (RRP 370,000)
A good match for NC 30-35. Doesn’t look as flattering on me, compared to a darker skin tone.

Albion EXAGE Crystal Moist Milk I (for oily-combination skin), 40% - sold (RRP 490,000)
You know how good Albion is. What it has done to my skin. Sadly this milk can't moisturize my skin very well as I bought the wrong product at the first place. It's more suitable for oily-combination skin, as opposed to my dry-combination skin. This one's a good deal. Sell it cheap just for you guys.

The SAEM Natural Condition Lotus Cleansing Cream (for sensitive skin), 99% - sold (RRP 149,000)
My skin just can’t handle cleansing cream. This one’s good and cheap and IT HAS A LOT – yes it’s big, it has 300 ml, but sadly I’m allergic to it.

ARITAUM Style POP Jelly Tint, 99% - sold (RRP 75,000/pc)
  • Baby Ruby
  • Bloody Sapphire

A fairly good lip tints. New to the market, nice jelly texture. I’m just not into tints lately I found out balm tints work easier than real liquid tints!

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Don’t hesitate. You know, once you let go it will forever be gone. Seriously I am selling them not for profit/any other benefits, I just want them to find a new owner that needs them better than I do now. Quickly email me and tell me what you wanna get ~


Ciao for now XO