Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara [review]

Sorry for lack of updates these days.. 
My internet connection is going crazy during this current weather >__<
Tends to be unstable, and almost being disconnected every night..
Hopefully it will be more stable for next month :s

So, tonight I will share my thoughts about Bad Gal Lash Mascara from Benefit~
I received this mascara from the beautiful ci Lulu few months ago 

What it is:
The BADgal line of mascaras from Benefit are full of "BAD-itude!" The rich, sexy formula and oversized brush build thick, beautiful and bodacious lashes.

What it does:
• BADgal Lash (the original) is like a set of sexy black false eyelashes...without the glue! 

What else you need to know:
Wear them alone or start with BADgal Lash, then layer BADgal Blue on the tips for an eye-opening effect.
(cr: sephora)

I guess this one is sample size, because the fullsize one has taller and slimmer packaging.


Well, I thank to ci Lulu because of her, I could tried this mascara ^.^
To be honest I was quite curious about this mascara before!

Packaging
Looks professional, made from plastic and not look-cheap
sample size content: 4g or 0.14 oz


Applicator
It's quite big and not really suitable for small-eyes like mine '___'

When I swatched it on my hand, poured water and rubbed it, it turned out like this.

Performance
It lengthen my eyelash but doesn't has volumizing effect.
It's not waterproof nor smudgeproof. It's quite long lasting but not tearproof as well >_<
Too bad, this mascara will not considered as one of my favorites :(


Test it out!
right eyes

left eyes

As you can see.. this mascara clearly not waterproof and smudgeproof.. Well, I'm not going be disappointed because at first Benefit never stated that this mascara is waterproof and smudgeproof. If you'd like to try the waterproof one, you better try this one.

It has better applicator and they claimed that this mascara is waterproof, smudgeproof and tearproof! I wonder why Sephora sells them with same price, $19...


Overall
I won't use this mascara for daily basis.. ._. It tend to smudges at the edge of my eye and I don't want to be like a panda! Maybe I'll only use this mascara for EOTD or makeup experiments purpose.


What I love <3
+ Nice packaging
+ Not clumping

What I hate </3
- Not really lengthens my eyelash
- Not waterproof, smudgeproof and tearproof
- Bulky applicator
- Expensive (for the fullsize)

Rating: 2/5

Repurchase? No
Recommended? No. You should try the waterproof version instead.


Anyway I bring you a GOOD NEWS!!
BENEFIT IS COMING TO INDONESIA!! 
Who's excited?? *w*
They will officially coming to Indonesia on May!! Woo-hoo!
What it means? We will able to buy Benefit easier in Indonesia ^o^

For the more updates, just check their social media ;)


So that's it! Thanks for reading everyone!! ^^
Have a nice day or good sleep!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

[UPDATE] I was chosen! IBB MUC "Must Have Red" 5 Top Finalists

Hi everyoneeeee, sorry for been MIA for around a week >.<
My internet connection was so terrible lately.. I guess it's still related with flood disaster which was happened in Jakarta few days ago =((

I hope everything's gonna be okay!
Especially for my friends and readers who live on Pluit Village area (denger2 area itu yang paling parah banjirnya CMIIW), I pray for your house and family members :(

Back to the topic... Couple of days ago, I submitted my entry for IBB Makeup Challenge, and here is my makeup look with theme: MUST HAVE RED.
This afternoon I was told by cie Via that I am chosen as one of 5 Top Finalists for IBB MakeUp Challenge O___O 
OMG still can't believe it!

Well, honestly I feel discouraged after seen other bloggers' makeup look.. They're so pretty good and beautiful! >w<


Thank you God T___T
Thanks for IBB staffs who have picked me! 

Picture
FYI: IBB stands for Indonesian Beauty Blogger :)


For my friends, fellow bloggers, followers and readers..
Please give me some love by voting me HERE (NUMBER 4)
\(^______^)/
(one vote for one device)

I'll really appreciate every single vote of yours 

Voting period: 24-29th January
Announcement: 31st January



May God bless me ^^
Thanks all!! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

TCFS Angel Hand Cream [review]

Hi all~ Finally I can present you a new review! :D
Lately my internet connection was sucks, gladly it turned on normally now.

Today I'm gonna share with you my thoughts about Angel Hand Cream from Too Cool For School :) For those of you who doesn't know what Too Cool For School is, it's a cosmetic brand from South Korea. TCFS could be considered as young cosmetic brand.

Descriptions:
It could moisturize your dry hands and keep your hands like an angel hands. It's also suitable for all skin types. 
Shea butter has proven as an effective treatment for fading scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, blemishes, dark spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretch marks, and wrinkles. It helps to restore skin elasticity 
It works excellently as general skin moisturizer ideally for severely dry skin.

Packaging
It has quite unique packaging, kinda reminds me with toothpaste. The packaging was made by light metal material, with silver as its main color :)
I like how secure the packaging is. It won't spill out in your bag or purse.
There are three variants of this hand cream, mine is in Shea Butter.

Oh they should've put English translation as well
-____-"

Well, I only could caught some ingredients of this hand cream >.<

Performance
It moisturizing my hands well, easy to absorb and didn't leave sticky feeling afterwards :)
It has NICE SCENT!! Hmmmm reminds me with baby scent that innocent and soft ^,^


*How to use this hand cream, squeeze it gently to get its cream*

Made in Korea
Content: 40ml
Price: I don't know the exact price.. Maybe less than IDR 80k or $8

Color & Texture
it's white-colored, easy to adsorb and not sticky

What I love <3
+ Moisturizing my skin well
+ Nice scent!!
+ Not sticky
+ Easy to adsorb
+ Convenient packaging

What I hate </3
- Nothing atm ^^

Rating: 4.5/5

Repurchase? Dunno xD since I still have many hand creams in stock
Recommended? Yes ^^


Have you tried this hand cream?
Thanks for reading ^^ Hope you find this review is helpful

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SilkyGirl Pure Fresh Oil-Control 2-Way Foundation [review]

Hello all! ^u^ I'm back with another review!~
I'd like to introduce you my current compact powder.. two-way foundation to be exact :p
It's Pure Fresh Oil-Control 2-Way Foundation from SilkyGirl~
What's 2-way foundation? For a simple explanation, it's kind of a compact powder with high coverage like foundation but has lightweight as normal compact powder.
Duh I always lazy forgot to take pictures of this product >.< lol

So, let's get started~

SilkyGirl Fresh Oil-Control 2-Way Foundation
*SPF 20
*Shine-free
*Fragrance-free

Monday, January 7, 2013

IBB Makeup Challenge: Must Have Red!

Hellooooo my beauties! \( ^ ε ^ )/
Finally this month I could managed to join IBB Makeup Challenge (^0^)/ *yeay*
Actually I don't have enough confidence to show you my makeup look >.<
I think my makeup skill still far far away from perfection, but at the end I encouraged my self to try and do my best. To be chosen as 5 candidates or not, it doesn't really matter :D at least I've tried.


So, this is it.. My MUST HAVE RED look 

For this look, I gave attention to my soft eye makeup, wearable red lipstick, red nail polish and red streak on my hair! 


Product that I used:
FACE: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Bright Fit | Palgantong Theatrical Powder | Revlon Photoready Concealer | ELF Golden Bronzer | NYX Powder Blush | Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter
EYES: Tony Moly Berry Lovely Eye Primer | La Colors Artist's Eye Paletter 50 eyeshadows (red) | Luview Triple Baked Eyeshadow #03 White Indigo (white & cooper) | Daiso Ellefar Eyeliner | Benefit Bad Gal Mascara
LIPS: EOS Lip balm | BH 32 colors lip palette | Tony Moly Mini tint


Practically I didn't apply too much blush on and bronzer, because I don't want to be like an "ondel-ondel" xD With red streak hair, red eyeshadow and red lipstick, you shouldn't add more colors on your face.. simply choose which part that you want to be focus on.


Personally I don't like red blood lipstick, it doesn't suit to my taste and my face >.<
That's why I created red gradient lipstick, that will compliment my look without make me look much older, also more wearable :)

For eyes, I used natural false lashes from Etude House. Thick false lashes won't suitable for this "must have red" wearable look.



Hopefully you won't vomit after seeing my photos spam xD LOL.
What do you think about my look? I'll appreciate any single comment ^-^
Thank you for reading all (^▽^) 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gofress: Cara Praktis Untuk Menghilangkan Bau Mulut!

Bau mulut merupakan salah satu hal yang perlu dihindari ketika berbincang-bincang dengan teman, kerabat atau rekan kerja. Bisakah anda bayangkan bagaimana rasanya berbicara dengan seseorang yang memiliki bau mulut menyengat dan tidak sedap? Selain dapat menimbulkan rasa tidak nyaman, tentunya bau mulut dapat merusak kesan baik terhadap orang yang baru pertama kali kita temui.

                             

Lebih dari 90 juta orang di dunia menderita bau mulut kronis (yang disebut halitosis). Halitosis merupakan bau yang dihasilkan oleh proses bakteri di dalam mulut, dan komponen utama bakteri yang dapat menyebabkan bau mulut adalah hidrogen sulfida dan merkaptan. Apabila diamati dari segi ilmu kedokteran,

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Collective Haul! (November to December '12)

Finally I post my latest haul xD
These are my haul in November and December (^▽^) 
that's why I call it Collective Haul :)
I'm proud of myself, I didn't spend too much money last month.. Still could controlled myself! :3 lol

Okay, let's get started!


WHAT I BOUGHT LATELY
1. Coastal Scents 12 Pieces Brush Set
I ordered it on Black Friday, and bought this for around IDR 180k 


2. Lioele Triple Solution BB Cream
Got this as one of the makeup contestants, READ HERE


3. Sariayu Products! 


4. L'oreal 5 Total Repairing Shampoo
Trying my new shampoo, L'oreal 5 Total Repairing Shampoo!
After my unpleasant experience with my last shampoo, I decided to try this one..
Hope this shampoo will suits me best :'D




FREEBIES~! 
Talika Skin Retouch, from Talika Indonesia◕‿◕
I won their contest! Thanks God!



Daiso Products from my friend who visited Singapore last month xD
I got 2 eyeliner, 1 double eye pencil, and 1 eye shadow palette.
Gonna review it as soon as possible :3


Goody Bag from Grand Launching of Lioele 


Christmas Swap with Stazya ^w^ Read my post HERE


Goody Bag from Etude House Workshop + Some of my haul
Read my complete post, HERE

Goody Bag from The Body Shop Online Gathering~
Read my post HERE ^^ 



I think... that's all? hehe :3
Which one do you prefer to be reviewed first?
Please let me know~


Thanks for reading all ( ^ ε ^ )/

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sharing Joy: January Giveaway

I'm back with another giveawayyyy!
Start from now, I'll try to host giveaway as often as possible ^^
I might will host giveaway once in every two months or every month :D
(depends on the situation)

I just want to share little joy for you, my lovely friends and readers ;D
This is not a big giveaway, just a simple giveaway :)

The prizes:

Etude House Moistfull Aloe Skin care kit for TWO WINNERS
My review about Moistfull Aloe Cream 


Only open for everyone who has shipping address in INDONESIA :)
That means, if you are living outside Indonesia and has siblings or friends who live in Indonesia, you can join this giveaway ^^

For this giveaway, I will not make a rafflecopter
Just want to make it as simple as possible ;D

Rules:
1. You are GFC follower of my blog (bisa follow blog ku dengan menggunakan blogspot account, Google+ account atau Twitter)
2. Give a comment below:
- Your GFC Name
- Your e-mail address
- Why do you want to try this Etude House Moistfull Aloe products?
(boleh panjang ataupun pendek :D yang penting jelas dan please no alay language)

Optional:
1. Share this giveaway on your twitter
2. Share this giveaway on you Facebook (tolong setting postnya diganti public ya, jadi aku bisa melihat post mu tanpa harus add as friend terlebih dahulu :))
3. Put my banner on your sidebar blog
4. Do a blog post about my giveaway
5. Comment below:
- Your tweet link
- Your facebook share link
- Your blog
(commentnya dijadikan satu sama komen utama aja ya ^^ apabila cuma share di twitter, cukup berikan link tweetnya saja, dan sebagainya)


I'll pick the winners based on their reason :) I WILL NOT CHOOSE WINNER RANDOMLY. Untuk optionalnya, itu TIDAK WAJIB, tapi aku akan sangat senang dan menghargai apabila kalian mau melakukannya ^^ Akan jadi salah satu pertimbangan penjurian juga :)



Deadline: January 31st, 2013.
Any question? Please send me an e-mail directly at
xiaoveeworld@gmail.com
(no spam please xD)


Have fun and good luck! ^^

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Event: The Body Shop Online Gathering ☆

Sorry for another delayed report~ xD Finally I could managed to write this report >.<
Couple of days ago, at December 12th, 2012; I was invited by The Body Shop Indonesia to attend private gathering with some of online buddies. Some of The Body Shop's lovers were invited to this event, like bloggers, facebook, and twitter friends. I came with my fellow Surabaya Beauty Bloggers, and that event was held in Rolaas Cafe, Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya.

There's a public event on Atrium Tunjungan Plaza at the moment. The Body Shop was campaigning "Green Fair" movement and that public event was held for three days (December 12th-15th)
cr: TheBodyShop's twitter
Bring your whatever empty bottles and get freebies! :D
*unfortunately I didn't bring any T_T*
The will do recycle for the empty bottles to reduce plastic garbage, how thoughtful they are! ()

see how crowded it was? they also provide free makeover at that moment ^^
cr: TheBodyShop's twitter

That day, I went to the event as soon as I finished my work at office. At first I thought I would go home first, take a shower, change my clothes, and do heavier makeup; but due to some reason finally I departed to the event immediately without change my clothes and take a shower >.< lol. I only wore compact powder, concealer and lip balm for office, so yeah.. I was kinda messy at the moment. I even didn't bring my camera *again* T_T yeah, this situation was out of my plan, lol.

Thanks to cie Shasha who kindly lent me her makeup 
*at least, I would look little bit refreshed after touch-up xD*
We even had dinner together before went to the event ^-^
*we didn't expected that all guests would get meals from The Body Shop.. Oh nuoo!* =w=

See the Body Shop's campaign.. GREEN FAIR
"Let's reduce plastic.. Be a green consumer"

I always love The Body Shop's concept and campaign! I'm quite concern with global warming issue and I'm trying my best to give my contribution for a better earth :)
Big change always started by small step, like reducing water usage, planting more tree, reducing electricity usage and so on.

Back to the topic, so this was how the event's going

All guests~
We have nice chit-chat, discussing about The Body Shop products while enjoying our dinner. After that, The Body Shop held a makeup demo! :D


There were two kind of makeup look for the demo:

1. Dramatic Christmas Look
(MUA: Mas Iman, model: Kiky)

the result:

2. Natural Christmas Look
(MUA: Mbak Nadia; model: Hana)

the result:
cr: Hana's blog
Hana got a sunkissed look ^,^ I'm so curious with the multifunction product that Body Shop's MUAs used.. that was Shimmer Wave!

Can be used as powder eyebrow, smokey look eyeshadow, contour, and bronzer at the same time! *w* It so pigmented as well. Aaahh i want it! Will buy it someday hehe.

After saw the makeup demo, I changed my mind about The Body Shop's makeup product. At first I thought that Body Shop makeup product wasn't comparable with their skincare ranges, I admit that I was wrong. Their makeup also has nice quality =D As great as their skincare products!
Their products are good, and the most important part is.. they only use safe ingredients, no animal testing and concern to global warming issue. I was kinda amazed by them ヾ(☆▽☆)

The event was ended at 9 PM, and I got so many useful tips and new knowledge about makeup! The event was super fun! (^^)
Especially when I could gathered with my lovely friends 

Gita - Lina - Olin - Me - Shasha - Hana

credit: Gita's instagram (@gitaregina)

Thanks for the invitation, The Body Shop Indonesia(≧∇≦)/ *especially Mbak Galuh*
Hope there will be more events hosted in Surabaya :D :D

Don't forget to keep in touch with The Body Shop Indonesia ^,^

Lastly, these was I got from the event 
Gonna review them as soon as possible ^,^


Thanks for reading everyone~
Bye for now ;)