To be honest I'm not interested in Marc Jacobs beauty when it's launched. I kinda like the black packaging but not really impressed with their silver button. The silver button looks a bit playful to be combined with black. But my heart skipped a beat when I saw this advertorial. The nude packaging looks fresh but still luxe at the same time. I think because nude color is not as serious as black so it went well with the silver button. These sheer lip gels are $30 each. I want one!! But with the price tag and the sheerness factor, I must hold myself back and wait until I can feel them in real life to decide if I'm gonna snatch them.. What do you think?
Went to the tailor today to pick up things I ordered two weeks ago and turned out some of my order didn't come out like what I've told him. Not everything is messed up but it's quiet a big factor. I've reminded the tailor twice about that part. I already don't feel well this morning and that fact definitely adds up my sickness. Oh well, shit happens.
As I said in the previous post, here's the behind the scene photos :D
To be honest there are still loads of pics I wanna upload but it'll be too much and repetitive lol so I just post some of my faves. This is my first "pro" photo shoot and all I can say is outdoor photo shoot is super fun although it's very tiring and we rely a lot to the sun. We need the sun to be bright but not too bright because too bright light will make harsh shadows and washes out the colors that the camera captured.
On the photos it might look like the weather is nice and not too sunny while actually.. it was blazing hot lol. I don't sweat easily so I don't have much problem with my makeup and clothes. While the male model, well, he's the other way around lol. He sweat super easily. Most of his clothes are wet and we use loads and loads of tissue to wipe his sweat. Thank god it doesn't appear on the photos hahaha
Oh for the locations.. We took photos at some places. Finn's beach club, Campuhan ridge walk, Ubud monkey forest, Brown Feather hotel, and the famous Motel Mexicola. FYI Motel Mexicola charges 1,5 million rupiah for an hour shoot (or two? I think it's one. I forgot). So expensive, eh?? Ubud monkey forest charges around 250.000 rupiah (sorry I forgot again!! But it's around that price.. under 500.000 rupiah) for all day photo shoot. Much more make sense to me..
So anywayyyy, if there's anything you wanna ask, just leave a comment below or email/tweet me. I'll be happy to answer.
If you followed my Instagram, you must have already known that I went to Bali last October (I know!! October trip and just posted about it now! What a dedicated blogger..) to have a photo shoot with Fratello Photography. Fratello Photography is a new photography service based in Jakarta that provides photo services from pre-wedding photo shoots to maternity photo shoots. The photos below are pre-wedding samples.
I went there as a model and assistant stylist. What do you think? Please let me know in the comment section below.
I'm not gonna blab too much on this post, I'll just let the photos do the talking. Oh, for your information, these are not the final edited photos. Some of these are totally raw photo and some others I just edit the brightness. Amazing, eh? :D
Continuing my The Body Shop review trilogy (read two other here and here), for this last part I'll give a review of The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso 2in1 Brightening Eye Cream. Such a mouthful name, from this moment forward I'll just call it The Body Shop Shisho Eye Cream.
I don't know what happened to me but I feel like these past few months my under eye area is getting a little bit darker than usual. I'm sure I have enough sleeping time. Maybe lack of vegies? Does that affect under eye color? I don't think so. Hahaha. Whatever it is, I feel the need to brighten my under eye area so my face look fresher even without the help of some concealer. Thank God The Body Shop Shisho Eye Cream is one of the product that was in the goodie bag at The Female Daily & The Body Shop Mini Blogger Workshop.
What it claims: A dual action cream that brightens eye area and improves darkened skin. The premium micro-circulating massager stimulates circulation to reduce signs of fatigue. Contains Shiso extract and Community Fair Trade organic aloe. Suitable for all skin types.
Brightens and targets signs of fatigue around eyes
Skin around the eye area feels fresher and smoother
The product housed in a matte plastic tube with metal applicator. Tube is totally my favorite kind of packaging. If you read some of my posts, you must have already known my love for tubes. If you're new here, I'm telling you why. Upside-down tube makes the product sits near the opening so it's easier to get the product out of the packaging.
The metal massager is something unique and I've never seen any other product like this before. It has a little hole on the center where the actual cream go through. So basically I just need to squeeze the tube a bit until I have desired amount of cream out and then apply it to my eye area using the metal tip. The tip is cold so it's really refreshing especially when it's mid-day and my eyes are tired from looking at the computer for too long. I wanted to say I love the applicator but there's something that holds me back. The metal tip needs to be cleaned after every single use. It'll get gross if you don't clean it everytime. Me being an ultimate lazy baby, I just want to slather the product to my skin and then throw it to my bag.
The cream is very creamy, not too thick, not too thin. It's a really nice cream consistency that spreads smoothly and makes the applicator glides easily. It needs time to absorb but nothing too disturbing and it hydrates my under eye area well. For the performance of The Body Shop Shisho Eye Cream, I have to say that it's just refreshing. I don't find my under eye brighter. It doesn't do miracle for me. For the price, I'm quiet disappointed with the performance.
+ Unique metal applicator
+ Feels refreshing
- Need to clean the applicator after each use
- Doesn't really do anything to my under eye
Makeup primer is something important but yet I don't always use primer whenever I use makeup. Most of the time I forgot to use the primer, other time I feel too lazy to add another step to my makeup routine, and other time I just don't have the time to put the primer because I'm a crazy procrastinator that thinks that I can finish my makeup in 10 mins while actually I totally can't.
When I use primer, my favorite kind is the ones that contain silica. I have big pores on the sides of my nose and silica-based primer can fill the pores so they're temporarily gone hehe. I have the famous Benefit's Porefessional primer. It does the job well but one thing that holds me back from buying the full size product (the one I have is the travel size one that came from How to Look the Best at Everything kit) is the price. I believe it's more than Rp400.000 now? For me it's too much for something I don't use daily.
Afraid not, I've found an alternative. It's The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur! The name sounds familiar, no? It's because the name is inspired by the super famous photo-sharing social media, Instagram :D
The tube is sophisticatedly colored in black, white, and silver. I really like the design. The mouth is on the bottom so the product is always near the exit way and that makes it easier to get the product out. The cap is screw-type cap. I prefer flip cap as it's easier to open but screw cap is more secure for travelling.
What it claims:
This all-new face perfector blurs imperfections, giving you flawless photo-perfect skin in an instant! With Community Fair Trade marula oil.
I say yes to the shine control, pore appereance, and makeup extending. But for blemish hiding and complexion unifying I'm sorry I don't think The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur does those jobs. The product itself is clear and transparent (hence the universal shade). This is why I said it's not for blemish hiding and complexion unifying because this product definitely gives zero coverage.
The application is a bit tricky. You need to smooth the product on your skin and be careful not to massage it. It's because The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur fills your pores and creates a layer on top of your skin to make it as smooth as baby's bum. If you massage when you apply it, you'll ruin that layer and be left with messy white dirt and unprimed skin.
But aside from that, The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur is a really good makeup primer. The website says you can use it alone or as a makeup primer. I don't see much difference on my skin when I use it alone (only the mattifying effect) so I'd always go for Instablur as a makeup primer. I can feel that this primer controls the sebum on my face so I don't get too oily at the end of the day which extends the makeup wear time and also it fills the big pores so my skin looks flawless. SUPER LOVE.
+ Makes my skin less oily
+ Makeup stays longer
+ Zero pores detected
+ Affordable price
- Tricky application
- Need to do double cleansing at the end of the day because silica tends to clog pores