Sunday, June 04, 2017

REVIEW: Kissui BriSea Vital Moisture Ampoule Perfect-Kit Mask

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Recently, I've been regularly using sheet mask for my weekly treatment. I like to do treatment with mask. I usually have my DIY green tea mask and clay mask for once or twice a week (each). I also have some stocks of sheet masks but, I rarely use it. So, I decided to do the sheet mask treatment every week. There are some brands of sheet masks that I have, but mostly I bought in Taiwan (if you read my post about Taiwan haul here and here, you might already know it).

This week, I use Kissui sheet mask from Taiwan that I got it free. If you read this post, you might be knowing that I've got a free mask after I bought several products in Cosmed Taiwan. It was around a year ago and I haven't use it until today. Haha.

So, I didn't expect that this sheet mask has several layers -_- and I didn't know how to use it until I have to ask my Taiwanese friend to help me read the direction that is shown behind the packaging. LOL.

By the help of my friend, I found out that it has three layers, but I only should use one of it which is the middle one. The first layer was the typical sheet mask cover to protect its shape, the second is the mask, and the third (the blue one) is to help us applying the sheet mask easier on to the face.


The sheet mask is thinner than the other sheet masks I've ever used. Probably, that's the reason why the blue layer exist. LOL. It's so helpful, indeed. Cz, without the blue layer, it's kinda hard to apply the sheet mask on to the face.


Recently, my face has been a little dry, since I didn't take care really well after I got sick. So, I choose this sheet mask (among all sheet masks I have) cause I need to moisturize my skin. This mask is not only moisturizing but it can brighten my skin instantly. After I use this mask, my face becomes so smooth, cleaner, and brighter. Too bad I can't show you the before-after picture. I did capture it but, I didn't wear scarf so I can't post it here :( But overall, this mask is pretty good. It's just a little bit sticky-feeling on my face after I release the sheet. However, it doesn't really that bad.

Review:
+ Moisturizes well
+ Brighten my face
+ Makes my face looks cleaner
+ Makes my face smoother
- A little too sticky

Honestly, I didn't really know about this brand since I got this free. What I know is this product is a Taiwanese brand that worth to try. This might be a new brand from Taiwan cause I didn't get a lot information after I searched for this mask on google. Do you guys know about this brand? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comment below :)

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Make Your Own Cushion Foundation (DIY Cushion Foundation)

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Cushion right now is happening. This beauty innovation from Korea can attract beauty enthusiasts to (at least, just) try this product. The fact that cushion is more simple to use, it makes most girls would like it. And me too..
Now there are many brands offer this new invention in make up. Not only Korean brands, but western cosmetic brands also offer the cushion products. The products are also varied, from BB Cushion, CC Cushion, until Cushion Foundation. There are literally a lot to choose. Hmm.. Perhaps, are you too confused to choose between all of them even after search for the reviews? I got the idea, why don't we make our own Cushion? So, here it is, I'm gonna show you how..

The first thing you need is a Cushion case. I have one that I bought at Althea, a Korean beauty e-commerce that ships to Indonesia (as well as Malaysia and some Southeast Asian countries). I got it from "It's My" brand for only around IDR 60.000. It's super cheap, I know. Other Korean brand I know that also sell Cushion is Innisfree. Innisfree has hundreds of cute Cushion case that you can choose what you like but the price is a little higher than It's My Cushion case. I bought this Cushion case around a year ago before Innisfree sells their new Cushion case.


It's My Cushion case have some choices of colors and design, but I choose this black, because it's just simple and elegant. This Cushion case is included with the container, sponge, and its puff. So, you don't need to buy it separately. From what I know, the new Cushion case from Innisfree has separate the container and the case, so we have to buy it separately.


Since it's DIY, the other things you need are your own cosmetics. This time, I fill the Cushion case with Foundation and Steam Cream. You can customize it yourself. I've done some other formulas; such as BB Cream + Sunscreen + Essence, or CC Cream + Sunscreen + Moisturizer/Serum. Actually, if you add Sunscreen nor Moisturizer or Serum, you can minimize the time of layering the skincare. So, you don't need to apply Sunscreen or Moisturizer before. It safes your time!

I use Revlon Colorstay Foundation for normal/oily skin which has a matte result, but I like to do a dewy make up (but the fact that I have an oily/combination skin). Then I added the Steam Cream that contains Argan Oil from Secret Key. I really like to use this Steam Cream as my moisturizer, actually. However, the Steam Cream also fits perfectly with my Foundation. It creates a perfect dewy finish without getting too oily, since I use a matte Foundation.

Here are the steps:

  1. Release the container from the case
  2. Fill up the container with Foundation and Steam Cream without removing the sponge. Ration 2:1 for the Foundation.
  3. Mix and stir, both the Foundation and Steam Cream with cotton buds. Then push them until it disappears from the surface (see picture number 4).
  4. Ready to apply!

I used to remove sponge and insert the cosmetics in but in the end, the foundation didn't pop out well on the puff. However, after I fill it without removing the sponge out, the Foundation will appear fully in the puff like the picture above.


Don't forget to check the consistency of the DIY Cushion Foundation you made. Honestly, the Foundation that I have (Revlon Colorstay Foundation) has the high coverage; however, if it's turned into Cushion, it doesn't have high coverage anymore since I've been mixed it with the Steam Cream. But it's perfect for daily use anyway.

So, do you want to make your own Cushion like me?

I hope my post is helpful and happy trying!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

REVIEW: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water (Get The Special Promo from Sociolla!)

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I was always wondering how the micellar water from Bioderma works, especially the sensibio, until finally I got a freebies of Bioderma Sensibio from Sociolla! I was so excited to try this and it turned out to give me a satisfaction. I was amazed by this product (seriously).

I've found many good review about this products (and I believe you do), no wonder cause the first word of "micellar" you heard was from Bioderma, am I right? After its fame, other brands began to produce the similar cleanser. But still, people say, Bioderma is still the best. That's why I excited to review this product. Though it's too late, but that's okay. So, this is my version of Bioderma review..


As you know that I've tried some micellar water before, you can check this post to see the review and a little comparison. The first micellar water I tried was from a local product, Mineral Botanica. Unfortunately, I wasn't satisfied with the product, it's too sticky so that I have to rinse my face after that. I also tried Garnier micellar water. It was pretty good, and I repurchased it several times. Some said Garnier is pretty much similar with Bioderma.

And it does! Those people are right, it's just similar with Garnier, but......it's much better. Without any doubt, Bioderma Sensibio H2O can remove my make up easily, even a high coverage foundation and waterproof products. The first time I applied to my face, I felt that it's no different from Garnier. After I use it regularly recent days, I can sum up that it's better, cause it can help deflating my acne (surprisingly). Probably, it's because it cleanses well, so the bacteria will disappear and cause the acne deflated. It cleanse better than Garnier micellar water. It's even smoother, when I use it, I feel like it's just similar like water. Compared to Garnier, Bioderma is not sticky at all; while, Garnier is still sticky sometimes. Unfortunately, Bioderma is much expensive. But it has the reasonable price, tho.

+ Light formula
+ Not sticky
+ Cleanse well
+ Gentle
+ No need harsh rubbing
+ No fragrance
+ Cleanse waterproof make up well
+ Deflate the acne
+ No need to rinse
+ Paraben free
+ Doesn't cause break out
+ Hypoallergenic

- Pricey (cost around IDR 231.000 in 250ml)


Bioderma is paraben free, as we know paraben can turn into toxic if it's exposed to the ultraviolet and could raise cancer if it's absorbing to your skin too much. Also, it is hypoallergenic, so you don't need to worry about getting allergy with this product. It's safe. This product also can be used for all skin types.

Overall, the Bioderma Sensibio H2O micellar water is worth to try and worth every penny.

In case you haven't try this product or your Bioderma has just run out, this month Sociolla have special deal for you. You can get:


Get those special Bioderma promo only on Sociolla. This promo is available only till 31 May 2017. Grab it fast before the stocks last!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Emina Around The World: Tokyo; Blogger Gathering Yogyakarta

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It's about last month, on March 19th, I was invited to join Emina Blogger Gathering in Yogyakarta. This was my first blogger gathering to be honest and I met a lot of cool bloggers who stay or live in Yogyakarta, it was such a pleasure to meet them! The venue was a Japanese restaurant, Ai Royal Unagi, to match the theme of the Emina itself; Emina Around The World in Tokyo edition. We also were re to dress up like Tokyo people in their street style.


We got special package of Emina, consists of compact powder, eyeliner, and the face wash. Inside the package we'll find a code that we can insert on the emina around the world website to get a chance to win a trip to Tokyo with Emina! You can also purchase this Tokyo make up kit at the Emina counter everywhere (Unfortunately, it's available until April 2017).


On the gathering, we also got a chance to make sushi our own! Learn to make sushi was so fun. The fact that we know is that sushi is hard to make. Don't care about how hard rolling the sushi, the taste is still awesome, cause, fortunately, we didn't make the whole recipe, just rolling it :p

And here's my sushi...


Quite messy? Oh, yup.

Emina also showed how to make a Japanese gradation lips using Emina product that is so easy to follow. So, we don't have to use Japanese brand to have a gradation lip. Just a little trick with local product could also make a cute gradation lip a la Japan.

This gathering was fun. I met fellow bloggers, got Emina package, try to roll sushi, and more. Wish me win the trip to Tokyo, peeps!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Winter-inspired #ootd

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Welcome back! I managed to post a fashion post (finally, sigh) after awhile. The photos were taken severaI months ago, back in the last Eid Fitr. I know it's too long, I intended to post it as my Eid Fitr outfit actually, but I think it's too late. But this might inspire you if you kinda obsess with 4 seasons countries, or pretending that you live in a 4 season country.

I live in a tropical country, which means sun will appear the whole year. No spring, summer, autumn , nor winter. When you are in love with fashion, but you can't just follow those winter outfits since it's too hot here. There it is raining, but I think it's still "funny" if we are wearing coat when it rains. It's still looked too much. When it comes to rain, sweaters and parkas are stylish enough to wear.

So, here I made a solution for the ones who are in love with winter outfit, but doesn't want to be looked too much or  suffering from the heat...


So, the key to be a winter-inspired outfit in this look is the tights. I paired a vintage pleated midi skirt with a bell sleeve top. Since it's midi and I have to cover all my legs, so I add tights to add it more like a winter-inspired look.


The color I choose is more like earthy tone in this #ootd. A khaki brown top and pale blue for the skirt, with a touch of floral. To match with the skirt, I choose a scarf in the same color. Also the brown vintage Keds to accompany the top's tone. I think it's like dual tone outfit, brown-blue become the only color.

Here are the details...

Anyway, the top is self-made, special for the Eid Fitr. I like to sew my own clothes recently, since I can customize it my own without complaining to the tailor if it doesn't be like exactly what I wanted (since I'm the tailor. LOL).

Tips:

  • Make sure the clothes you wear is comfortable enough. Even though this is a winter-inspired look, doesn't mean we have to wear a thick clothes.
  • Good idea if there is a light coat or anything that is so winter but in a light version. You can also wear it to make it look like winter.

So, that's all my #ootd post, I wish it can do a little help for you who look for an outfit inspo. See you the next post!