Thursday, 21 July 2016

My First Macara (Maybelline Lash Sensational Volum' Express)


I was not a makeup junkie until I realized that I have to start learning it since I'm turning into 20++. Then, when I was in Taiwan last time, I was like buying as many every-makeup-things as I want. Especially, something that's not available in Indonesia, or unless I will regret buying that after.

I browsed a lot that time until I found a product on an Indonesian Instagram-online-shop which is not available in this country. When I was there, I found a new hobby, which is hanging around Cosmed to find something (skincare, makeup, etc) and one day I entered that shop, I found something that's similar as I've seen on that Instagram. I immediately took that product and finally the product makes this posting happens! Haha.

Yay I got my first mascara! Maybelline Lash Sensational Volum' Express that I have is the Asian version, I guess, but I'm not sure. I searched for it in some Maybelline websites such as its global website, Taiwanese Maybelline website,  until I found this product on the Japanese Maybelline website and yes it is cuz the packaging itself also is written in Japanese.


However, it is made in China. As I know, the Asian version Maybelline are made in China. Not only the mascara, but the bb cream, lipsticks, and other products. I guess, this mascara is really the Asian version. No worry, it's not the fake products, bcz I bought this in a drugstore.

I bought this product in Taiwan, so the wrapping is written in Chinese.


It's hard for me to find the review of this product, cuz this line has a lot of types. I tried to collect the products from this line So, here are the products of this Lash Sensational line that I know found (via maybelline.com).

I was amazed by the first time I tried this product. I have short and thin eyelashes, also a little naturally curled. Once I apply it (only one coat, and apply zig zag), my eyelashes becoming thick and longer.


You can see the difference in the picture above. I only applied one layer and my eyelashes can be longer. Unfortunately, the one that I bought is not waterproof. It provides the waterproof but it just me who didn't see that time. So sad :(


The price is around 380NT in Taiwan or around IDR 155K.

Overall, I just love this mascara despite it is not a waterproof. It doesn't really matter for me, bcz it's my first mascara. For the first mascara that I have, I think it's good enough and I can just give it a score:
4/5

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Sociolla Freebies: Armando Caruso Brush

It's not too late to say Happy Eid Al-Fitr cause it's been 10 days ago. Eid Mubarak everyone! Anyway, I decided to share my April Sociolla Freebies in this post, since it's been too busy for everything until I remember that I haven't done yet posting about this freebies. This April Freebie is my third Freebies I get from Sociolla as I'm now doing a partnership with the website itself. Actually, I already posted my previous Freebies, February, and March, but probably you haven't noticed that it's a Freebies. The first Freebies I got was a voucher worth IDR150.000 with no minimum purchase at Sociolla. The second is Vitacreme B12 Sunscreen and Lightening Cream.


The packaging, this time is not coming in a box. Instead, it's coming in a feminine bag and still in pink color with the words "pretty things inside" which is so Sociolla. Haha. The box version also has the same words.

I've got two brush from Armando Caruso, Blending Brush (19) and Angled Shading Brush (04) . These two brushes are available at Sociolla. Don't worry, I put the direct link already. As usual :p

The price is quite cheap, only IDR 39.500 each.


I like the simple design of the brush, coming in all black (except the hair) that makes it look elegant since commonly I found cheap brush always have a silver ferrule. It has metallic black of the ferrule and doff black of the handle. The size is in standard brush size, quite handy and light.


I also got this small guide book, to make me easier to choose which brush should I buy next.


Overall, this brush is worth to brush. It's cheap and has a good quality, don't make you disappointed. If you decide to buy both brushes, you can get the discount from me at Sociolla, simply just put EKA50 in discount box when you check out. But, you have to purchase at least IDR200.000. Perhaps, add another type of brushes from Armando Caruso?



Friday, 1 July 2016

Review: Shiseido Perfect Watery Oil


I'm back with the review, and this time, I'm gonna be reviewing my current makeup remover that I've bought in Taiwan last time. I think, this product is not available in Indonesia, but do some of beauty bloggers here also review this product. If you aren't familiar yet with this product, better continue reading this post. :p

This is one of Senka products a line brand from Shiseido. You must be knowing Shiseido, a beauty brand from Japan. Every products of Senka is started with "Perfect" and has a blue packaging.


The price is affordable, it's not like the other Shiseido series, which is....expensive. We know, Shiseido is a (we can say) not-affordable-skincare (and of course it has a good quality) brand from Japan, but this Perfect series is cheaper. At first, I didn't think that it's coming from Shiseido. I bought it in Taiwan, but it's imported from Japan, no worry about the quality. It's so much easy to find in Taiwan, we can find it in almost all the drugstores there. Unfortunately, this series is not available in Indonesia.


It's coming in 230ml, with blue packaging. The packaging is simple and designed with a pump, with a small clip to prevent leaking. So it's okay to bring this blue to travel, it's pretty safe because the clip helps to hold the pump being squeezed unintendedly.


The back side of the packaging is all written in Japan, and I can't understand any :( too bad I don't know the ingredients.


The texture is as it says, watery oil. It's just a perfect combination between oil and water. It's an oil, but more liquidy and not like a water.

This Perfect Watery Oil Make Up Remover has been my first oil makeup remover ever. That's why, the first time I was using it, I feel like it's too sticky, just like I made a mistake putting something strange on to my face. LOL. But it's great, it can remove all my makeup gently. FYI, my everyday makeup is only putting bb cream, matte lipstick, and face powder. But I've tried it to remove my waterproof gel liner, my mascara, and eyebrow. It's still working great.

Let's see how it works...



However, I think by using this my skin gets a lot of acnes. I've just barely realized. And I'm now struggling to remove all of it (just kidding, it's not that much. But it's more than I've had before). As I have an oily skin, and I know it's actually wrong to put an oil makeup remover onto my face. My skin becomes more oily, especially when I wake up in the morning. So, after I realized that this product is actually causing more of my skin problems, I take my previous makeup remover straightaway.


Now I can conclude that.....

Pros:
-Removes makeup gently
-Removes make up even a waterproof
-No need longer time to get the makeup removed
-Only need a small amount for the entire face

Cons:
-Not suitable for oily skin
-Cause more oily
-Cause break out


Overall:
3.3 out of 5

This Shiseido Perfect Watery Oil is just not for my skin. It doesn't mean that it also doesn't work on your skin. It still depends on what your skin is. I made this review based on how it works on my skin. So, you can still try this product out!

LIEBSTER AWARD


Hi, aku mendapatkan Liebster Award! Awalnya aku tidak tahu, apa sih Liebster Award? Sampai akhirnya aku browsing, sembari mencari logonya yang cantik untuk aku sertakan di blog ini. Hehe. Ini kedua kalinya blogku mendapatkan award. Award pertama yang kudapatkan sudah sangat lama, sekitar 4 atau 5 tahun lalu, kalau tidak salah. Saat itu, blogku belum serapih ini, dan aku pun juga belum memiliki komunitas. Bahkan, postingannya pun juga sangat tidak penting. Haha. Sekarang, blogku sudah memiliki tema yang jelas, menurutku, saat ini sudah jauh lebih baik dibandingkan dengan yang dulu. Maklum, yang dulu alay banget. Haha

Liebster Award ini memiliki beberapa peraturan, yaitu aku harus menjawab pertanyaan yang diberikan dari si pemberi Award. Setelah aku menjawab pertanyaannya, aku juga harus membuat pertanyaan baru, dan memberikan award ini kepada blogger-blogger lain. Intinya, Liebster Award ini ditujukan untuk mengenal dan menemukan blogger-blogger lain.

Jadi, aku mendapatkan Liebster Award ini dari salah satu teman bloggerku dari Sociolla Blogger Community, yaitu Putri Azka dari Magellanictivity. Dari post Liebster Award yang ada di blognya, dia memberikanku (dan para blogger lainnya) beberapa pertanyaan untuk aku jawab dipostingan Liebster Awardku ini. Haha.

Oke, sekarang waktunya untuk menjawab pertanyaan:

1. Apa arti blog buat kamu?
Blog buatku adalah tempat untuk berbagi dan menunjukkan kreatifitas yang aku miliki. Blog juga dapat menujukkan siapa aku sebenarnya, karena di dunia nyata aku adalah orang yang sedikit introvert. Blog membuatku beda dengan yang lain, cz I like being different.

2. Dari semua bidang berkreasi, kenapa memilih blog?
Sampai sekarang aku juga tidak tahu kenapa aku memilih blog. Awalnya iseng, tapi sekarang aku selalu bergantung dengan blog. Aku menganggap blog adalah investasiku. Haha. Karena blog juga aku akhirnya dikenal sebagai teman-temanku di dunia nyata sebagai blogger.

3. Siapa inspirasimu ketika memutuskan untuk menjadi blogger?
Diana Rikasari, for sure! Dari kecil aku memang suka dengan hal-hal yang berkaitan dengan pakaian, sampai akhirnya aku menemukan Diana Rikasari. Aku mulai berpikir untuk menjadi seperti dia, which is as a fashion blogger. Tapi, karena sekarang sudah mulai dewasa dan mempunyai mimpi sendiri, akhirnya aku memutuskan untuk tidak "ikut-ikutan" Diana Rikasari untuk menjadi fashion blogger, tapi lebih menjadi inspirasi untuk men"trigger" aku menjadi blogger.

4. Apa yang menguntungkan kamu selama menjadi blogger?
Mendapatkan teman baru, itu sudah pasti. Kalau untuk partnership, belum banyak, tapi lumayan membuatku bahagia. Haha.

5. Bagaimana cara kamu mengatur waktu sebagai blogger dan pekerjaanmu?
Jujur, aku masih belum bisa membagi waktu antara kuliah dan blog. Masih belum ada jadwal rutin untuk blogging misalnya, seminggu dua kali atau satu bulan sekali ngeblog. Apalagi, pada saat deadline sedang menunggu, aku bisa jadi satu bulang tidak membagikan postingan. Jadi, intinya, aku masih belum bisa mengatur waktu antara blogging dan kuliah. :))))

6. Susah-senang menjadi blogger?
Susah dan senangku sederhana, susah jika postinganku sama sekali tidak dikomen siapa pun dan senang jika postinganku ternyata dilihat oleh beberapa orang dan dikomen.

7. Kenapa kamu memilih tema blogmu yang sekarang?
Awalnya memang ingin sekali menjadi fashion blogger, tapi ternyata aku juga punya hobi-hobi lain. Aku suka sekali dengan DIY dan crafting, menghias apapun yang aku suka, karena aku suka sekali sesuatu yang berbeda dari yang lain. Haha. Lalu, aku juga terkadang memposting travelling diary di blogku. Sekarang ini juga sedang banyak memposting tentang skincare dan beauty karena memang sedang cinta-cintanya dengan benda-benda tersebut, dan lagi aku sedang menjalankan partnership dengan sebuah laman kecantikan. Jadi, aku pikir lebih baik aku menamai blogku sebagai lifestyle blog, karena memang blogku berisi bermacam-macam yang berkaitan dengan gaya hidup.

8. Menurut kamu, apakah blog bisa berkembang dengan tidak masuk ke komunitas tertentu?
Menurutku, bisa saja. Tergantung dengan si pembuat blog itu sendiri. Jika penulis blog tersebut memang memiliki karakter, dan memiliki pembaca yang tetap, itu mungkin saja terjadi.

9. Apa yang kamu inginkan dari blog kamu kedepannya?
Aku berharap blogku terus berkembang dan semakin banyak pembaca setia yang datang ke blogku dan pageview ku terus bertambah. Not to mention, semakin banyak partnership yang datang ke blogku. Hehe. Semoga, isi dari blog ini juga semakin baik dan bermanfaat.

10. Bagi kamu, bagaimana profesi blogger dimasa depan?
Menurutku, Indonesia saat ini memang sedang dibanjiri blogger, entah dari tema apapun. Sebenarnya itu adalah peluang yang sangat baik, tapi menjadi blogger selamanya adalah bukan jaminan. Bagiku, blogger bisa menjadi side job, jadi kita masih memiliki pekerjaan di dunia nyata, dan menjadi part time blogger di dunia maya. Karena hidup ini akan terus berubah, blog tidak selamanya menjadi aset untuk pundi-pundi kehidupan.


Terima kasih Putri Azka karena telah menominasikanku di Liebster Awardmu. Sekarang giliranku untuk menominasikan blogger-bloger yang lainnya:
1. Mia Puspa - miapuspapert.blogspot.co.id
2. Fuji Astyani - helluvabutlr.blogspot.co.id
3. Rima Angel - rima-angel.blogspot.co.id
4. Nanda Mutiah - sembilanbelasempatsembilan.blogspot.co.id
5. Aprijanti - aprijanti.com



Dan berikut adalah pertanyaan-pertanyaan dariku:
Apa alasanmu membuat blog?
Berapa lama kamu sudah menjadi blogger?
Apakah teman-temanmu tahu bahwa kamu adalah seorang blogger?
Apakah menjadi blogger adalah sesuatu yang kamu impikan/banggakan?
Apakah kamu memiliki banyak teman blogger?
Seberapa pentingkah komunitas blogger untukmu?
Menurutmu, sejak awal terbuatnya blogmu, bagaimana perkembangannya?
Menurutmu, apa yang membuat orang lain tertarik untuk mengunjungi blogmu?
Seberapa pentingkah blog untukmu?
Bagaimana pendapatmu tentang para blogger yang ada di Indonesia saat ini?

Yeapy!!
Sekarang giliran 5 orang yang sudah aku nominasikan untuk menjawab 10 pertanyaanku di atas. Selamat menjawab ya!!