Friday, December 2, 2016

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

Hello everybody,

Oh well, I've been naughty again, trying lotions with perfume, mineral oils and paraben inside. It created horrible blister like conditions scattered from my legs, arms and body. It was itchy and have that kind of cracked like really dry.

There was a point where my husband even repeatedly recommend me to see a dermatologist, I just didn't have the time.

They are suffering and I'm glad I remember that I have one of this at home, Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion.

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Moisturizing Lotion

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is specifically formulated to soothe your chronically dry skin. Once applied, your skin feels soft and smooth. It is non-greasy, non–irritating and non–comedogenic (won't clog pores), leaving you feeling more comfortable in your own skin.

• Lightweight hydration to replenish sensitive and normal skin
• Fast-acting, long-lasting, light-weight formula helps maintain healthy skin
• Special ingredients are proven to bind water to skin and help prevent moisture loss
• Protects and enhances skin’s natural moisture

My husband bought one from his reason trip to Australia and I'm so happy that he did. I remember how good it was and now I should be getting back in using a product made for sensitive skin, I really can't stand looking at my blistery skin.

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Slowly but sure, the itchiness was the first things that was gone, and then those awful cracked dry blistery like skin, they are healing one by one, making my skin smooth, lightly moist, and definitely appear healthy once again, it was a relieve. I wish they come in a much more moist effect but it's suffice for now.

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Thank you so much Cetaphil, it is truly a product made for sensitive skin, it works like a charm every single time. I can't say that I wont stray, but I'm sure I'll find my way back to Cetaphil heehee.

Neutrogena deep clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil

Hello lovelies,

lately I've been using a lot of cleansing oils, since it was part of my daily routine inside the shower room, from dirty and dry skin to the cleanliness that removes everything including tough makeup, cleansing oil seems like a must as it was a habit and I also enjoy the fresh clean feeling since it involves water.

A lot of people use a foaming facial wash after cleansing oil since they dislike the 'oily' feeling afterwards, it's ambiguity of the sensation, doesn't really means that it was oily, but there's this filmy leftovers that made the skin silky like.

Cleansing oils are infused with skincare ingredients (in most high end brands), so it was made to care for the skin as not just cleaning it. So there's no urgency to use foaming facial wash after cleansing oil. However, it was a personal option.

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There's not much of information I can get online, seems like this is not their new product (for sure), they already have cleansing oil to foam (which will be reviewed on my upcoming posts too), so the details are mostly on the images where the product is.

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First, let's open the plastic and the cucumber sticker. Definitely, there's a connection between the cucumber and the product, and the answer is it's said to be one of the ingredient, and the smell of the product is definitely cucumber too, hydrating fresh cucumber.

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As usual, I do some swatches of my favorite waterproof makeups from mascara, lippies, eyeliners and so on.

Let them sit for a while and sets real good before Neutrogena could do some action on them.

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And then, after an appropriate amount of time, I apply some of the oils on the swatches. Let them play for a bit before I massage them a bit and splash some water to emulsify.

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There's a very tough lippies and they are not letting go on the first round. A tips for me, use a cleansing cloth (dry and clean), put some cleansing oil on the cleansing cloth and gently rub the skin with the oiled clothed. All of the makeup will be gone. This is suitable when using very waterproof makeup.

When used on areas such as eyes, do close it real tight so the oils wont get into the eyes. There will be a cloudiness when opened afterwards after emulsifying and rinsing.

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But the result is definitely worth, it's so clean and comfortable too. Fresh, hydrating as it doesn't made my skin dry, and no leftovers no residue. I don't need a double cleanser when using Neutrogena deep clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil.

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Now, my clean skin is ready for some skincare.

Another tips: do massage the skin, lashes, lips, with the oils longer than 2 minutes. It gives the oils enough time to clean everything, including all the sebums in the pores.

Also available in other variants for different skin type.


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water


Hello lovelies,

How are you? I hope you are all well.

I've been pretty busy lately with personal matters, hence there's not much time to attend events. But I'm grateful that some brand still sends me invitation, someday I'll come to all of the events when the time is right. As at the moment, only a few I can come. Still, Garnier, with their wonderful news of their new items, send me this lovely box consist of Micellar Cleansing Water for sensitive skin and the other one, in blue, for oily and acne prone skin (Pure Active).

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It was not long ago that Indonesia is introduced with Micellar Water and it was a big hit. The technology itself of putting it on the cotton and then they'll 'transform' into a magnetic force that takes everything off that doesn't belong to the skin.

Makeup, daily debris, sweat, oils, residue and some even say, it cleans the pores too.

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It is the perfect cleanser to be used when waking up in the morning, mid day, to after the day is done. Before going to sleep, just swipe it off, and the skin is cleaned. It's the simplicity and effectiveness that people adore.

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Here's a bit of test I've made. Swatch some waterproof lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, bb cream, inner liner, and everything in between that sometime just sticks on the skin and doesn't want to let go.

I gave them a bit of time, so they'll dry and sets.

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Drops some of the Micellar Water on the cotton pad and on the first swipe, it already show a remarkable effects.

Let the cotton pad sits on some parts that really waterproof and after a few swipe, they are all gone.

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Nothing was left behind and the best part of using Micellar Water is no residue on the skin. Unlike when using cleansing oil, bi phase oil and water cleanser, cleansing milk, gel, or other makeup remover. It was a one step cleanser that doesn't need rinsing, foaming facial wash afterwards or other form of 'cleansing' to remove the residue.

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Between the one for sensitive skin and Pure Active, the difference is felt for those with oily skin. There's a sense of 'dry' or matte feeling afterwards. Since I have sensitive skin, pink is definitely my choice.

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Thank you so much Garnier Indonesia, I'm clean and feeling wonderful.

L'Oreal Paris Excellence #DiscoverYourColor


Hello everyone!!

L'Oreal Paris once again invited us to discover the color with their new microsite where anyone could upload their image, get their skin tone checked and then the program will help determine which shades suits best.

There will be options to choose from and you could be as bold as you want to.

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Last year, L'Oreal Paris Excellence Brand Ambassador has changed her hair color with the challenge given, now, Dian Sastrowardoyo claims that she finds it irresistible to continually changed her hair color to even on some point, once a month. Using only L'Oreal Paris Excellence and weekly hair care like hair mask, her hair remains healthy and doesn't look damaged.

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As someone who enjoys changing hair color on trimonthly basis, I do know quite a lot about DIY hair color at home. Many brands, shades and texture I've tried. And yes, L'Oreal Paris Excellence is definitely one of the best brand there is. They've done their research and understood that, it's not just about getting the hair colored, but the treatments, essences and every little details needed in the process. Like gloves, pre-color care, after color care, the product itself and so on.

It was among the most 'complete' set there is, in the market.

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If you're interested,go to https://www.discoveryourcolor.co.id
don't forget to have some fun there!

Going home, all of us are getting a package from L'Oreal. I picked the lightest shade there is 6.45. So the higher the number, the lighter the shade is, so if there's 4.45 and 6.45, 6.45 is the lightest shade compared to 4.45, which means 4.45 is closer to our natural hair color (dark brown or black) compared to 6.45.

Of course, the result vary from virgin to processed hair as well. Mine is considered (over) processed, hence, light shades could easily 'infused' into my hair than those who haven't dyed their hair before.

Gradually, if continued to be colored with the same shade, the hair will 'increase' it's acceptability to the color. In the same time, care is becoming more and more important, hence intense mask, daily hair care made for color hair, and even monthly basis in the professional salon.

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Thank you so much L'Oreal Paris Excellence for having me at the event, I'll share my new hair color within 1-2 months since I just dyed by hair before the event.

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See you again soon!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Hello lovelies,

oh yes, this is definitely not a new stuff on the market, it's been around for a while and I just got them since, finally, a shop sells the shades that I've been looking for. Cairo and Transylvania.

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Cairo is so nude and too pale on my lips. Like I was sick or something, but somewhat still cool. The texture is creamy, hence the name is lip cream, applying it would be a bit tricky since the texture itself.

Compared to liquid lippies which dries up and gives the feeling of the lips being pulled, the lip cream stays as it is. Doesn't give the lips a drying effect and not moisturizing as well, so it was like putting relatively light and close to dry mousse on the lips and it stays that way.

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The color stays as long as I don't wipe it off nor eat anything oily. It has a pleasant texture overall but I don't really like the weird cosmetic scent.

And below is me using Transylvania, like the exact opposite of Cairo. It was deep purplish red tone which I really love. It's like the 'it' color of the season, and oh well, I love both nude and deep dark wine, and they both matches my hair heehee!!

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The bolder the color is the more difficult it is to be used, as the product is a bit patchy, hence do watch out during application for a smooth and even out tone.

Cleaning wise? Use your favorite lip makeup remover and they are gone without fail.

Citra Sabun Lulur


Hello lovelies,

last night I went into an event at Dharmawangsa area. An event that celebrate the new variant from Citra beauty world, Citra Sabun Lulur is here.

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Combining soap and exfoliating (or lulur in Bahasa) Indonesian can now enjoy daily routine of having a shower while deep cleaning their skin with the very fine beads by Citra.

Natural ingredients such as, rice, Japanese rice, milk, turmeric, pearl and other kind of ingredients are infused into each variant. There are three variants Citra Lulur Spotless White, Natural White and Pearly White.

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The scents of the variants itself are in sync with their previous collection, they all smells so fragrant and we can pick which one, or two that we like to use every day.

Some prefer the white ones, others like the pink and the rest are in love with the fresh green notes.
For me, it depends on my mood daily.


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The tagline of 'bright and clean skin every day' is introduced as busy women can now experience 'lulur' on daily basis without the concern of over exfoliated skin using traditional method that might be too harsh when done daily.

You can still enjoy 'lulur' or deep exfoliating once or twice a month.

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Uci Rudjito, Maria Rahajeng are there to share about the product and what they view about beauty itself.

We are all agreed that beauty is not just about what's look on the outside, but the inner beauty as well. Being kind, confidence, and how they interact with others.

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After the small talk show, we look into the texture of the product, almost everyone (including me) had a chance to try the product on the spot. The beads are indeed soft and really gentle and unlike other beads I've tried, and the skin feels squeaky clean after use and very fragrant.

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We also did a test during the event, some foundation is applied on the surface of the egg, Citra Sabun Lulur cleans well without damaging the surface of the egg. It remains smooth and moist.

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Comparison are done between the product and the conventional lulur, in so many ways Citra Sabun Lulur are proven to be softer and gentler to the skin, suitable for daily use. However, the soap on the product itself is like said above, it gives the skin a squeaky clean effect which is drying on the skin. Those with dry and sensitive skin wont really enjoy using the products.

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A workshop is added at the end of the event where everyone can make aromatherapy candles. Some flowers and aromatic ingredients are given, guests can choose which one to put on their candles. 

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The candles itself already so fragrant since using the same perfume like the ones inside Citra.

So most of the  aroma is from the candle. It was a liquid candle at first, the flowers and other ingredients can be put and stick when dried (around 20 minutes).

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Here are two candles that I made last night and now hanging in my bedroom and made the room smells lovely.

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Thank you so much Citra for the wonderful event at Plataran Dharmawangsa, truly a gorgeous place to be.

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See you again soon!!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Rimmel Lasting Finish Creamy Lip


Hello lovelies,


I'm back with another lipstick for today review, it's from Rimmel Japan. It cost 1300 yen each and they have 10 shades in total and I'm only interested in one of them, shade 014.

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  • color, luster, moisture of Tsuketate continues!
    Petroleum is highly blended with high fitness to lips such as petrolatum.
    Two types of fit powder are also compounded to increase the fit to the lips
    It keeps the membrane firmly, so time passes, but freshly attached beauty continues.
  • melt like soft creamy touch It melts softly and spreads when you melt with melted oil and soft spherical powder at body temperature.
  • finish plump Boryumyi lips Soft spherical powder has soft focus effect, While glossy, fluffy fluffy lips finish.
  • It is not clear color of turbidity It is clear coloring because it is not blended with a dampable powder wetting with oil.
  • protect the rough easy lips Beauty liquid component, emollient ingredients
  • mirror with cap
  • Unscented
The name of shade 014:
Sexy and mode

Movement of the atmosphere

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I don't have an individual swatch, it's the one far right. Rimmel Lasting Finish Creamy Lip shade 014, my pick for this autumn.

The lipstick has a very smooth and glossy texture, it is not as pigmented as I want it to be, rather sheer, but not too sheer. Definitely very moisturizing and hydrating, but it's also rich. Suitable for dry climate in keeping the lips super moist but could be a problem in the humid and hot climate in Jakarta.


It's not waterproof nor great staying power, but it's there as long as I don't wipe it off. Slightly staining but very mild, I think the main focus of the lipstick is the 'creaminess'.

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I wish the lipstick could be more pigmented than this. It's glossy and a bit sheer to my taste, so perhaps, this is more like a tinted lip glossy balm instead of lipstick.

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What do you think? Which one is your preference? A glossy lipstick with sheer color, or highly pigmented? Rimmel has it all but perhaps in Japan, this kind of lippies is more popular.


See you on my next post!!

Original Source Body Lotion


Hello lovelies,

fresh news!!! Original Source Indonesia now have body lotions and they smell so good!!!

I was so excited meeting new items from Original Source a few weeks back in one of the biggest supermarket in Indonesia. They are having promos too.

I saw that they now have body butter, new variants of shower gels, body lotion, body spray and even body oils too. Someday I'll get them all, so I can smells so good with different scent on each day.

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The two item I'm going to share in this post is their Mango Body Lotion and Mint & Tea Tree Body Lotion. One smells so fruitiliciously good and the other so minty fresh, so cold and the tea tree is like a a wonderful addition to the skin. Tea Tree oil has been known to be an antibacterial agent, when applied on the back and shoulder, perhaps it'll help reduce the acne as well.

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Both of them comes is in white lotion texture, when compared side by side, there's minor differences between the lotion (mango, slightly yellowish, min & green tea, slightly greenish). However the smell is like so far apart, one is a tropical fruit and the other is so minty fresh, like super minty. But the Mango also give me a slight cooling effect too on the skin, it's not minty cold but cooling too.

Both scent last quite a while too, definitely last longer when using the shower gel, body spray and even body oil too. I smell like mango or minty all day long. Imagine using the mint on a hot muggy day, it'll help the skin and feeling to cool off.

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Here are the ingredients inside each product. Above is mango in yellow tube, below is mint & tea tree in green tube.

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As seen, they both contains alcohol, glycerin, shea butter and other things too, some of the 'special ones' are the key ingredients on each variant, like mango fruit extract or peppermint oil.

Overall,

they are both a very good lotion that moisturized my skin without any greasy nor oily feeling afterwards, so it's very much comfortable and the key ingredients made the products even more special. Smells so good and feels superb on the skin. Original Source has always been my favorite brand for their ingredients, effects on the skin and variations. Looking forward for more of their products.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Soap Corner Bar Soap and Shampoo Bar


Hello lovelies,

here are some bar products from The Soap Corner. One for the body (as in soap) and the other is shampoo bar.

The handmade castile buttermilk bar soap is so gentle and feels so comfortable on my dry and sometime coarse skin. Sometime they even get eczema and that's why this kind of soap becomes very handy.

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Almost no scent whatsoever, lathers mildly, and gives the skin that milky kinda feeling, which is soothing. I enjoy the feeling when using the bar soap, but they don't last long. A bar usually stays with me for 2 weeks max. Maybe I use it too much  or, hmm, I don't know, they just do.

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Similar with the shampoo bar, it's also very comfortable to be used, but this one lathers easily when used on wet hair and plenty of water. When rinsed, the immediate feeling is squeaky clean and taut. Someone who are accustomed in using shampoo contained silicone, may not get used to this kind of feeling (as in 'seret). The first thing noticed is the tangled, even after using conditioner or hair mask, oh they do help, still, those knots are there. Smoother, with all those creams of conditioner but still stiff compared to using shampoo with silicone. Nevertheless, silicone are bad for the scalp, it will clogged and later on causing hair loss as the hair growth is disrupted.

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Using shampoo bar from The Soap corner help clean the scalp without causing problems in the short to long terms. It was known that these kind of shampoo bar is 'detoxing' the hair from all the chemicals and other things that has been sticking on our hair. During this 'detox' time, the hair are usually becomes stiff, keep using it until we are used to the condition and the hair will become ... like hair again. Just use a tangle teezer during those tangled moments.

Thank you so much The Soap Corner, my skin is getting better thanks to the Soap and the scalp is definitely happier too being de-clogged and they are breathing happily as well.