Tuesday, 2 December 2014

KIEHL'S X CRAIG & KARL HOLIDAY COLLECTION

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For this year's holiday season, Kiehl's teamed up with duo artist Craig&Karl to make a limited edition collection. Kiehl's x Craig&Karl Holiday Collection includes Creme de Corps Body Lotion, Creme de Corps Body Butter, Ultra Facial Cream, and Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner.
To be honest, I don't know Craig&Karl. I just googled them once I saw Kiehl's twitter tweets about this collection. This is the introduction about them self on their website:
"Hi, we're Craig Redman and Karl Maier, we live in different parts of the world but collaborate daily to create bold work that is often filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and humorous way."

I personally really like the bold design. It's strong, fun, not your ordinary Christmas drawings but still feel Christmas-y. I'll drag myself to nearest Kiehl's counter to check this collection out. I have my eyes on Creme de Corps body lotion and Calendula Toner but I'll have to test them out first. Do you wanna snatch something from the collection? Let me know :D 

Monday, 1 December 2014

DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE





Hi guys, how's your day? I hope it's been good :D
Today I'm gonna share my skincare routine. I recently added some products to my skincare regime so I thought I'll write about it. I use the same products for day and night, may add a product or two at night but they don't count as a routine.

Clean&Clear Essentials Moisturizer
Bought this because I had a breakout trying a new moisturizer. I've tried Clean&Clear Essentials Moisturizer before and as far as I can remember it's good to my skin so I bought this to replace that new moisturizer. This moisturizer claims to be oil-free and won't clog pores. I have oily skin so it suits my need for being oil-free. The texture is gel-like and it absorbs quickly. It gives enough hydration for me and doesn't break me out. My skin got back to the usual condition after I use this moisturizer.

Clean&Clear Essentials Oil-Control Toner
To fasten the process of banishing pimple-like creature on my face, I use this toner after I washed my face. It contains quiet high level of alcohol but I don't mind with that. Clean&Clear Essentials Oil-Control Toner helps to remove the remaining dirt on my face. Because my breakout has been resolved, I don't use this toner daily anymore. I only use it when I have occasional zit to help the pimple dry quicker. 

Lancome Advanced Genifique
This one is the travel size product I got when I bought the full size bottle. I used the travel size first because I want to know how my skin reacts to the product. I'm on my big bottle now. This serum (or concentrate) is really worth the price. The full size is priced at IDR 1 million for 30ml. Right after I spread the serum all over my face, I can instantly feel the difference. It absorbs very fast but not too fast until you need to rush to spread and it makes my skin matte and firm. I've used Lancome Advanced Genifique more or less a month now and I can tell my skin is better than before. Too bad I didn't take before picture so I can't make before-after comparison. If you're thinking of buying this, I say buy it!

Lancome Genefique Yeux Light-Pearl
Got this bottle also from buying the Lancome Advanced Genifique. The applicator fascinates me so much. It has a pearl-like applicator and it's cold so it's refreshing when you apply the product under your eyes. I swipe a little product at a time and blend it with my finger. I haven't see any major change on my under eye area but that could be my fault too for not having enough sleep. 

The Face Shop Peach Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam
The main reason I bought this facial foam is because it's on sale hahaha I was in Korea and saw this facial foam discounted, it was around $3 I believe.. So I bought it without knowing a single thing about it. I use The Face Shop Peach Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam with my Clarisonic Mia almost everyday. I use only a little bit because it produces quiet a lot of foam and it's harder to control the foam when I use Clarisonic. It's ok. Nothing too amazing. It cleans my skin nicely and doesn't make my skin feel tight. This facial foam lasts me more than a year. I switch foams sometimes, tho.. But most of the time I use this. Three bucks for more than a year, what do you think? 

Clinique All About Eyes
I'm trying to take care of my eyes area better nowadays. I realized that my eye bags, although not puffy, are a bit dark and have some fine lines. So I try to use eye cream more diligently. Clinique All About Eyes is formulated to reduce circles and puffs. Apparently I bought the wrong eye cream :rofl:
But whatever, baby, I purchased it and I'm going to finish it. The consistency is like thicker gel, it doesn't sink right after I apply it. I can even see some shine under my eyes after a minute or two. It takes time to be absorbed but I don't have a problem with that because I mainly use this at night, after I use my Lancome Genefique Yeux Light-Pearl.

The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth
At first I thought this is a serum, but it turns out that The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth is a pre-serum. It's a light gel and it has green kinda scent. It smells natural. The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth prepares the skin to absorb serum but it also makes my skin matte and refreshed. I usually apply Lancome Advanced Genifique on top of it. On super lazy days, I only use this and moisturizer hehehe but then I'll feel guilty for skipping the other skincare :p 

Evian Facial Spray
It's a current acquisition because my face is kinda dehydrated. My skin is oily but lacking of water. I use this spray after I tone my face. Let my skin drink it for a while and then I'll continue to The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth. Basically Evian Facial Spray is just mineral water in a spray can so don't expect too much. I also use this after I finished my makeup when I feel my face look too powdery. The water will make the makeup look softer and more natural. 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

WHERE THEY STRUNG UP A MAN THEY SAY WHO MURDERED THREE



Have you seen The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1? You NEED to watch it as soon as possible!! I've watched the movie twice hahaha. This song stuck in my brain and I hope yours too :p
Can't wait for the part 2, why do they have to separate the movie a year apart? :(

Monday, 17 November 2014

DINNER WITH MERTON MUAREMI

Thanks to Female Daily and PAC Martha Tilaar, I got a chance to meet a makeup artist from Australia, Merton Muaremi. *Intermezzo: he did makeup for Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl OMGOMG* 
To be honest, until the second I received the dinner invitation, I have no idea who is Merton Muaremi. I googled him after I read the invitation and got curious, so I said yes to Kak Manda :D :D 
The event was held at Kitchenette Senayan City. I met Ochel, Endi, and Mas Ilham (from PAC) once I arrived. Whoa, I wanna met Endi for the longest time and I'm so happy I can see Ochel's cute hair in real life! Not long after that, Merton and PAC team arrives and we all chatted quiet a bit. The venue got a bit too loud music so I can't speak directly to Merton too much but Endi happily transfers what I said to Merton hahaha. 
Anyway, this was held on October 22nd.. It's now November 17th. Almost a month ago. Duh how bad could I be lol



The newly-launched PAC Urban Techno palette

Merton said he loves the champagne-colored eye shadow (top row, far right) for highlighting 

My food for the night. I believe it's Penne Arrabiata. It's nicely spicy and has generous amount of meat. 

Ordered melon something but the thing that came was totally not that lol it must be apple something. But I didn't ask the waiter to change it, tho. This one is super refreshing. 

Merton and Mas Ilham 

Group photo oh yeah

I don't meet international makeup artist everyday so I need to take picture with him lolol. The outfit is from HERE. Click for full details on the outfit. :)

Friday, 31 October 2014

FEMALE DAILY MINI BLOGGER WORKSHOP WITH THE BODY SHOP

Saturday two weeks ago (I know! So late, eh? Sorry) I went to Female Daily HQ to attend Female Daily Mini Blogger Workshop with The Body Shop. Just intermezzo: I feel like Female Daily HQ's location is on the other side of the world lol because I live in West Jakarta and the HQ is in Kemang, South Jakarta. Good thing the workshop was held early in the morning, around 8.30, so the street is still quiet empty :D 
The highlight products that morning was Instablur, Moisture White Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream, and Nutriganics Drops of Youth. I came home with those products, yay! 
There were 20 participants that day. I'm so happy that I can see some FD forum members in real life :D We were taught the right way to clean our face using The Body Shop's Vitamin E range, how to apply Instablur, and many more. I'm not going to write too much, let's just see the pictures!

The new Instablur and All-in-One BB Cream
The Body Shop's Color Crush lipsticks, I like! Too bad I didn't see the shade number!! :(
Makeup using The Body Shop's products. I'm using Instablur, All-in-One BB Cream shade 02, Pressed Face Powder, Colour Crush Lipstick, and Shimmer Waves (the bronze one) as a blush
With Mbak Affi and Lia!
In case you're wondering, here are the blog addresses of the participants that day. Go visit them all!

Last but of course not least, my OOTD haha. Wearing a more casual twist on this outfit I styled before :D
Details: H&M kimono, New Look shirt, Zara belt and heels, Promod jeans.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 HAUL

I know it's already October but hey, things I bought at September 30th should be counted as things I bought in September right? And then I need time to gather the items and take some pictures so I guess that explains why my September haul is posted in October :) 

So these are the items I bought in September. Some beauty bits and some fashion bobs. Actually I also bought this skirt (click the link, darling) in September but it's too big to be photographed in these pictures lol. 

There was a big sale on Luxola a few weeks ago and although recently they went local and lots of brands are not available, I still took a chance to get my hands on Bourjois CC Cream and Lime Crime Velvetines. I also bought Real Techniques Powder Brush from Luxola at another time.
There was a buy one get one promo at Guardian for Maybelline Magnum mascara. I can't pass sucha great offer so I bought two Maybelline Magnum mascara.  I've never tried this variant before but I know Maybelline have the best mascaras out there and I've never feel disappointed with Maybelline mascaras before.  I only took one for the photo because I've used the other one hehe. 

The Dior pearl earrings are a big hit nowadays so I bought some of the Chinese version of them lol. I actually don't wear earrings often but I'm curious so I bought some Dior-inspired earrings from Mangga Dua haha. They're IDR50k per pair (Dior's is around $400 per pair *die*) so they won't broke your bank account.  

The last ones are the things I bought at the most recent Brightspot Market. I bought a necklace and a bracelet from Klar. I've been eyeing on their collection since months ago, I want all pieces from their collection but I know that would be a waste of money because I don't use jewelry that often. So when I saw them at the Brightspot market, I tried everything that catches my eyes and brought home things that I love the most. The necklace and bracelet that I bought are clear thus they will be very versatile. 

Temporary tattoo is trending right now and I'm really happy with that because I always adore chic tattoos but I have commitment issues (and I'm afraid of needles lol) so I don't see myself inking my skin in the near future. Temporary tattoo is totally the answer to my problem! I forgot what's the name of the vendor that sells this particular one but temporary tattoos are easy to get nowadays from Instagram stores. This one says "Magic is something you make" in case you're having difficulties in reading mirrored words. 

That's all I got in the month of September. What's your haul? Let me know, leave the link of your haul in the comment section, please :) 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

GIRLY ENOUGH?


Both the blouse and the skirt are new things in my closet. This combo is not something I go for but I'm currently trying to explore new styles so this came in mind. Sometimes you wanna be something you are not, don't you? 
Anyway, do I look girly enough? ;D


Details: Zara mint blouse, The Attic pink skirt, Forever21 necklace
Full FOTD click here 
#nowplaying Taylor Swift - Shake It Off