Thursday, 31 October 2013

Etude House x Disney


I don't usually go for Korean makeup but this one is an exception. It's the limited edition Etude House x Disney with Minnie Mouse as the star!! 
I bought the lipsticks and the blusher. Haven't tried them yet because i'm afraid of ruining the pretty blusher design hahaha. Will take pics of them this weekend and try them afterwards. :D

Thursday, 10 October 2013

SKIN JUNKIE CARROUSEL BODY LOTION & I MOIST YOU SHOWER GEL REVIEW

There aren't many indie soap makers here in Indonesia so I'm very excited when I found Skin Junkie. I saw the brand for the first time through Lola box. I saw other's boxes because I don't subscribe to any boxes beside Beauty Treats. 
The packaging of Skin Junkie's products are very eye-catching and cute. They have the Soap&Glory or theBalm feel to them. I wanted to try their products but I wasn't really sure back then. When I visited Market&Museum bazaar a few weeks ago, I found Skin Junkie's booth there! Wah I tried their newly launched lotion and hooked on the scent! Smells really nice! So I bought the body lotion and the matching shower gel. 

The body lotion (Rp 130.000 for 250ml) and shower gel (Rp 50.000 for 250ml) comes in a tall bottle with a push-side-to-open-the-other-side cap. I hope you understand what I mean. See the picture if you don't. I don't know what to call this kind of cap :p 
For the shower gel, the cap doesn't really bother me because I can get the gel easily. But for the lotion, I find it hard to get the lotion out because obviously the lotion is thicker than the shower gel. So I need to shake the bottle up side down a few times to get the lotion to the cap and squeeze the bottle to get the lotion out. But if you're travelling, this kind of cap is really nice because it won't open easily. The smaller size lotion comes in a bottle with a pump. Maybe I should buy that one because I don't travel too much. 

Now onto the products! 
The shower gel's consistency is average. I compared Skin Junkie's shower gel to Bath and Body Works' shower gel because that's the only shower gel I have right now in my bathroom. I can say the consistency is pretty much the same. Skin Junkie's website said that I Moist You shower gel suppose to smell like rose and tea. I can't smell the rose (I smell something fruity instead) but I can smell the tea. I really like the scent but as a shower gel, this one is not good enough for me. I feel the scent doesn't linger on my body after I wash it, it doesn't make my bathroom smell nice too. More over, it doesn't lather much compared to my other liquid soaps. I like my shower gel or shower cream to have lots of bubbles. And since I Moist You doesn't lather much, I use it more than I usually use shower gels. So it runs out pretty quickly. It says that it has vitamin E and suppose to make your skin moist but since I don't have dry skin so I can't really say that I can feel the moistness. But it doesn't make my skin feel tight, so I guess that's a nice thing. 

Carrousel body lotion has the same scent with the shower gel, which I LOVE. The scent of this lotion stays for 2-3 hours on me. Again, I can't say much about the moisturizing part but I think it's enough for you who have normal skin. It doesn't sink right away after I spread it but it's not sticky. What I usually do after applying the lotion is do my makeup and then use my clothes. My makeup routine doesn't take too much time since I only do simple makeup daily. In about 5 minutes the lotion is already fully absorbed to my skin. 

Repurchase? I'm thinking of repurchasing the lotion but not the shower gel. But if Skin Junkie reformulated the shower gel, I'd buy it! 
What I love the most? The scent! I think the scent is different with anything in my collection. It's fruity but not too girly, I guess the tea makes it that way. I love love love the scent. Skin Junkie please make eau de parfum with this scent! I'd love to have one :D 

You can buy Skin Junkie through their webstore (but it's under maintenance now) or you can follow Skin Junkie's instagram to be informed where they will be available next time.