Friday, September 28, 2012

Bye bye nasty germs! It's Solusimu :D

Hello ladies~ Let me review this item in Bahasa Indonesia, because it's only sold in Indonesia :)
Pasti banyak diantara kita yang ragu-ragu dalam menggunakan toilet umum. Kenapa? Soalnya toilet umum itu jorok, apalagi kalau toiletnya duduk.. MENJIJIKAN rasanya kalau harus berbagi toilet dengan orang lain o_O
Meski kita sudah melap dudukan toiletnya dengan tissue, bukan jaminan bahwa toilet tersebut sudah bersih dari bakteri.. Eww.. nasty germs =w=

Hari ini aku mau memperkenalkan Disposable paper toilet seat cover, atau alas kertas dudukan toilet sekali pakai.

Taukah kamu? Penyebaran bakteri, virus dapat menyebabkan keputihan pada daerah kewanitaan. Bakteri ada di mana-mana, termasuk di toilet! :s

Banyak sih dari antara kita yang cuek, tapi ada juga yang mempertahakannya posisi duduk seperti ini xD haha.. Aku jg biasanya memaksakan diri untuk duduk dalam posisi seperti ini tapi capek juga lama2 o.o

 Biasanya kalau menggunakan toilet umum di mall, restaurant dll, aku selalu melap dudukan toiletnya terlebih dahulu dan menutupinya dengan banyak tissue.. Tapi sangat tidak praktis sekali kalau harus sibuk menata tissue di dudukan toilet sebelum dipakai -___-

Sampai suatu hari aku menemukan produk yang sangat berguna, dan praktis ini *w*

Price: IDR 5,000 / 10 sheets
100% virgin pulp, 100% biodegradable, convenient, and dissolve easily in water

Solusimu, protect yourself :D

Kertas yang digunakan adalah kertas yang ramah lingkungan, mudah hancur di dalam air dan tidak akan menyumbat toilet.

Cara pakai?
1. Ambil satu lembar dan sobek bagian tengah
2. Taruh kertas tersebut pada dudukan toilet
3. Setelah buang air kecil/besar, siramlah toilet beserta dengan kertas dudukan.
Tenang saja, kertas dudukan ini tidak akan menyumbat toilet ^__^

Saat kupakai di toilet umum :D

Jangan heran bila toilet ini sangat gelap, ini toiletnya cinema XXI :P wkwk

Setelah buang air kecil/besar, kertas dudukan bisa langsung di-flush ke dalam toilet.

Sangat praktis dan efisien bukan? Sekarang aku ga perlu takut lagi kalo buang air di toilet umum :3
Ada yang tanya "dengan harga IDR 5,000 dapat 10 lembar? berarti sekali buang air kita bayar 500 rupiah dong?"
Menurutku itu gak mahal sama sekali sih, biasanya juga di toilet umum kita bayar 1000 dan biasanya toilet tersebut kotorrrr x____x arrgh!

Setelah aku mencoba Solusimu, sekarang benda ini selalu ada di dalam tas ku kemana pun aku pergi ^^

Ladies, remember.. germs are not for sharing! Now you can sit in peace~ ;)
Want to buy? You can buy it online and through their local distributors :D

contact them now: Solusimu

Thankyou solusimu~ ^^ 

Etude House Put Your Hands Up Deo Perfume Stick [review]

*Background song* Put your Hands Up, Put your Hands Up, put, put, put, put, put!
Put your Hands Up, Put your Hands Up, put, put, put, put, put!
[Hands Up - 2PM]

Anyone know this song? xD I keep singing that song every I use this cute product from Etude House~ LOL (/‾▿‾)/

how cute the packaging is~

*Intermezzo* Hands Up - 2PM [MV]

Back to topic, Etude House released these series on Summer 2011 (earlier before 2PM released their song "Hands Up" btw) and I always wanted to try them :)

Finally I got opportunity to try the Deo Perfume Stick! Thank to Etude House Global, who sent me this product as one of my Summer Prizes ~(‾▿‾~)(~‾▿‾)~

take a closer look
This Deo Perfume Stick has slightly green citrus scent, but the scent is only temporary. The scent will disappear few minutes after application.
The scent is mild and refreshing :)

descriptions in Hangeul, just in case you can read it

It is a stick-type deodorant having dua caring effect to restrain sweat and its odor to keep freshness with citrus scent.
Directions: Rub gently on armpit area
Content: 40gr

it comes with cover-lid, i like this part :) i mean, not every deodorant has cover-lid like this. This cover-lid increases hygiene of this deodorant.

The minus is, the cover-lid is too slippery and quite difficult to open it at first time ε‾")>

oops sorry for my ugly nails :p I have removed my nail polishes as soon as I finished these photos
this deodorant is retractable and I don't find any difficulty when retract it :D

Other good news? It has huge content *w*
I'm not sure I can finish it up in one year, lol xD
Texture: Dry texture (resembles to lip balm texture)
It will not leave damp / sticky feeling after application.

The ingredients:
like other anti-perspirant stick, this product also contains aluminum.

Time to discuss a serious issue related with aluminium substance~ (`ε ´ ҂)

Further information about Deodorant / Anti-perspirant stick:
Deodorants are substances applied to the body to affect body odor caused by bacterial growth and the smell associated with bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet and other areas of the body. A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, affect odor as well as prevent sweating by affecting sweat glands. Antiperspirants are typically applied to the underarms, while deodorants may also be used on feet and other areas in the form of body sprays
A small percentage of people are allergic to aluminum and may experience contact dermatitis when exposed to deodorants containing aluminium. A 2007 study stated personal care products are a potential contributor to the body burden of aluminium and newer evidence has linked breast cancer with aluminium-based antiperspirants. A 2008 study stated that no scientific evidence supports the hypothesis that deodorants and/or antiperspirants increase the incidence of breast cancer
[source: wikipedia]

What is Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate?
Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate is an ingredient used in foundation, skin moisturizers, lipsticks, eye shadows, concealers, sunscreens and facial powders as an anti-caking and viscosity increasing agent, according to the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. It is a chemical that is toxic to the human nervous system and is a suspected developmental neurotoxin. The aluminum compounds are also suspected respiratory hazards. [source]

What is Aluminum Chlorohydrate?

Aluminum chlorohydrate is an astringent that is used as a topical antiperspirant or body deodorant. Although it's the least irritating of the aluminum salts, it can still result in allergic reactions. But here's where it gets stickier: Aluminum also happens to be a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier, linking it to Alzheimer's disease and cancer. We don't have any conclusive proof, however, that antiperspirants actually increase your risk of getting Alzheimer's.
Still, some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and result in estrogen-like behavior. Because the hormone has been known to promote the growth of breast-cancer cells, some researchers have suggested that aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants could contribute to the development of breast cancer. Other doctors, on the other hand, think that the antiperspirant-cancer link is a lot of bunk. [source]

Deodorant is one of most common things which is sold in drugstore or supermarket. Human couldn't be separated with sweat and people need deodorant to restrain sweat and odor on armpit. 

There are many pros and contras about aluminium substances in anti-perspirant deodorant. There were studies who said that aluminium subtance may contribute to the development of breast cancer, meanwhile there were studies who said the opposite.

I concern about aluminium substance as well, despite there's no strong evidence which proves its harmful effect (CMIIW). That's why I avoid to use deodorant everyday. I'll only use deodorant when I know I'll produce much sweat that day x_x

TIPS to use deodorant:
1. Don't use deodorant everyday
2. Don't forget to wash your armpit area before go to sleep / when take a bath

By washing armpit area, it will help us to prevent the substances of deodorant absorbed perfectly into our pores.

Despite still there are pros and contras about aluminium subtance, I recommend you beware about this issue. Prevention is better than medication, isn't it? :)

What I love <3
+ Works well to restrain my sweat and its odor
+ Cute packaging
+ Huge content
+ Has slight citrus scent
+ Nice staying power (more than 12 hours)
+ Doesn't contains paraben & mineral oil
+ Not sticky
+ No damp feeling (on my armpit :p)

What I hate </3
- The cover-lid is slippery (sometimes)

☆ Packaging: 4/5
☆ Performance: 5/5
☆ Ease of application: 5/5
 Durability: 4/5
☆ Hygiene: 3.5/5

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Repurchase? Yes (ˆ▽ˆ)

PS: for people who has sensitive skin, you may beware with this deodorant because it contains fragrance
PSS: for people who has allergic with aluminium substance, you should look for another deodorant which doesn't contains aluminium substance

Hopefully this review is useful informative enough :)
Now you can put your hands up confidently, right? :3
Thanks for reading everyone~

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Revlon PhotoReady Concealer [review]

Hello ladies~ (⌒_⌒ ) How's your day?
This is my current favorite concealer from Revlon, it's PhotoReady Concealer ;)
Do you look for an affordable and effective concealer? You may love this one ^^

Packaging: looks so professional and easy to carry
Price: IDR 63,000 or around $7

It claims:
Concealer for a flawless, airbrushed appearance in any light. Oil-free and fragrance-free.
All over face concealer helps erase imperfections and camouflage dark undereye circles.
Full yet undetectable coverage. Photochromatic pigments bend, reflect and diffuse light with SPF20.

details and ingredients

I got mine in 003 Light Medium. I tried all shades when I was at Revlon's counter and I figured out this shade suits me best :)

Texture: not thick, quite creamy, easy to blend

swatch: before and after blended
Apply under eyes and over any imperfections or dark spots, blend using fingertips in gently patting motion. Always try to select a concealer shade slightly lighter than skin tone particularly for the under eye area.

I used Geo Big Grang Grang circle lens 
See? My dark circles become not as visible as before. I avoid to apply concealer too much, because it may cause my under eye area looks cakey.
Don't forget to tap your under eye area with compact powder gently, to set the concealer.

available in 6 shades

What I love <3
+ Works well to conceal my dark circles and blemishes
+ Has SPF 20
+ Affordable
+ Easy to get
+ Available in 6 shades
+ Brighten my eyes area instantly

What I hate </3
- Somehow it shows fine lines under my eye (under sunlight)..(T▽T)
- It will looks cakey and fake (if I apply it too much)

☆ Packaging: 2.5/5 (i prefer cuter packaging xD)
☆ Performance: 4.5/5
☆ Ease of application: 5/5
 Durability: 4/5
☆ Hygiene: 3.5/5

Overall rating: 4/5

Repurchase? Maybe yes, if I don't find another better (and affordable) concealer :)

Have you tried this concealer?
What do you think? :)
Until next time~ ^^

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Etude House Easy Brow Pencil [review]

Okay, maybe I am one of beauty bloggers who never review eye brow products (´▽`) LOL *slapped*
This is Easy Brow Pencil from Etude House, and this is my 2nd eyebrow product for my entire life.
I could say that I barely pay attention to my eyebrows. I just pluck my eyebrows regularly and never draw my eyebrows. Why? Because my eyebrows are thick already and I don't want to be Shinchan, haha. (ˇ_ˇ")
*tapi semua berubah sejak negara api menyerang kkk*

Yeah, finally I decided to buy one eye brow product, to complete my makeup look. Actually I wanted to purchase 01 dark brown, but I did mistake and I got this one.. 02. Brown.. Thank goodness this eyebrow pencil's shade is match with me (*°∀°)=3
price: around IDR 35,000-50,000
packaging: pretty decent, sleek, simple with cute touch at the middle of this pencil.

This product has two different sides.
This product comes with eyebrow brush so I don't need to bring separated eyebrow brush :)

for the pencil: not too hard, good quality
for the brush: quite stiff but still easy to use

swatch time~

trying on my brows~
I only use compact powder atm.

See the difference?
I only fill the sparse of my eyebrows, it still looks so natural, isn't it? 

What I love <3
+ Cheap
+ It comes with eyebrow brush
+ The quality is good
+ Easy to use

What I hate </3
- The brush is quite stiff, but still tolerable

☆ Packaging: 3/5
☆ Performance: 4/5
☆ Ease of application: 5/5
☆ Hygiene: 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5

Repurchase? Maybe ^^

Have you tried this Easy Brow Pencil? :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm [review]

Hi all~ hope you do not get bored with my bunch of reviews.. Because I still have many many products to review in the future *w* muahaha!
Actually I also want to do makeup tutorial etc, but there are many bloggers could teach you about makeup tutorials so I think it will be useless if I only repeat the same methods.. hmmm.. ._. *the other reason is, my makeup skill is not as good as others ,_,*
But I will post more FOTD, DIY, chit-chat post in the future.. just stay tuned ^^

So, last July I bought this Baby Lips Lip Balm from Maybelline.
This lip balm has been raved by other beauty bloggers and beauty junkies, when Maybelline Indonesia started to sell this Baby Lips Lip Balm with VERY cheap price... 
I was very interested to try it out ;D

There are 3 variants of Baby Lips which are sold in Indonesia:
Smoothing Cherry, Energizing Orange and Antioxidant Berry

I bought mine in Smoothing Cherry

Maybelline USA sells Baby Lips range with 2 kinds of category: tinted and colorless lip balm. In Indonesia, their Baby Lips range are colorless lip balm.

This Baby Lips Lip Balm has SPF20, and it claims:
Instant 6hr moisture. Rejuvenated lips in one week

Packaging: Simple, yet adorable.
Combination of pink and turquoise color, and it's very cute~

I love this lip balm, it gives long-moisture lips effect and help me to prevent dry and chapped lips <333

I figured that this lips balm makes my lips healthier and moist than before :) I always keep this cute one in my pouch~

Yes, my lips' suppleness & smoothness are increased.
In one week, my lips looks better :)

this lip balm contains shea butter, and so far.. I didn't have much complain about the ingredients xD *since I have no further knowledge about these njelimet ingredients list, lol*

What I love <3
+ Cheap
+ Moisturize my lips very well
+ Nice scent, cherry ^^
+ Has SPF20
+ Long-lasting moisture (around 5-6 hrs for me)

What I hate </3
- Doesn't has tinted lip balm variant :p hopefully it will be released in Indonesia soon~

☆ Packaging: 4/5
☆ Performance: 4/5
☆ Ease of application: 5/5
☆ Hygiene: 4/5
☆ Ingredients: 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5

Repurcase? Absolutely ;D

Thanks for reading everyone~ ^^
until next time! :3

Monday, September 24, 2012

Event: Grand Launching of Hada Labo in Surabaya, Indonesia

Hello everyone~ everything's good? \(´▽`)/
Last Tuesday (September, 18th) I attended Grand Launching of Hada Labo in Surabaya.
I was so excited and happy because I could be invited to this exciting event (≧∇≦)/
For you who doesn't familiar with Hada labo, Hada labo is a skincare brand which is very famous in Japan :D I'll talk more details about ingredients of Hada labo in a separated post. In this post I'll only talk about the event itself.

The event was held in Sushi Hana Restaurant, on Jl. Manyar Kertoarjo 91, Surabaya.
Press Media Crews and Beauty Bloggers were invited to this event. Sadly, there are some of my fellow bloggers who couldn't attend due to their work & school hour :( 

I came to the restaurant before the event started, so I managed to take some photos for documentation purpose :3

Currently there are 3 ranges of Hada Labo:
Gokujyun (white) - ultimate moisturizing
Shirojyun (blue) - whitening
Gokujyun Alpha (red) - anti aging

These ranges will be officially sold in Indonesia. Consumer could buy these ranges in Watsons, Hypermart, Carrefour and so on.

Lip Ice Repair & Treatment Lip Gel [review]

Hello (^.^)/
This is another quick review about lip repair treatment which I bought for my brother last month :D
My young brother has chapped and dry lips so badly, so I gave this for him :)
Before he use it, I captured some photos to show this for all of you xD

Lip Ice Repair & Treatment Lip Gel
Produced by PT. Rohto Mentholatum

For: dry, chapped and sunburned lips

Lip Ice Repair & Treatment helps prevent chapped and dry lips.
Apply to lips 3-4 times daily.
Content: 8gr

Manufactured by Mentholatum Co., Ltd in China under licensed by The Mentholatum Company in New York, USA.

it has dark green as the main color, little bit boring for me xP

So handy

The cap. pretty hygienic, isn't it?

it has quite sticky texture gel, colorless and easy to apply.
It gives mint sensation when I apply it on my lips :P

What I love <3
+ Affordable (less than IDR 25,000 or less than $3)
+ Doesn't give much glossiness (my brother could be bothered easily with glossy lips, he said he looks like use lipstick =w= lol )
+ Easy to carry
+ Mint sensation
+ Moisture and treat lips well (with routine usage)

What I hate </3
- little bit sticky

Rating: 3.5/5

Repurchase? Still dunno :P For me, I prefer cuter designed package xD haha

What do you think about this lip treatment? ^^
Have you tried it?
See yaaa :D

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Asian on Air Program

Hello everyone~
This is a quick post about Asian on Air Program which I joined today (^___^)
Actually I didn't have sufficient time and proper properties to make stop-motion video..
But finally I could make it! ;A;
Sorry for all imperfections of this video..
This was my first time to make this kind of video and I will do better next time :)

PS: I DO NOT OWN THE SONGS, credit goes to the singers & label :)

Hope you enjoy it! <3

감사합니다~ ^^

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Etude House Natural Jelly Cleansing Puff [review]

Holla~ I'm back again~ :3
Have you heard about jelly cleansing puff from Etude House? It is created for face cleansing purpose, with gentle exfoliation. If you are familiar with Konjac Sponge (sold by My Konjac Sponge), you will love this one  (^▽^) 

I bought this at Korea, last June. Coincidentally found this cute puff hanged at one of stacks, so I grabbed one ^^ 

Price: 3,000 원 or IDR 27,000 or $3, so cheap!
100% made from vegetables.

all descriptions are written in Hangeul and I was too lazy to translate it ヽ(´ー`)┌ 
I hope they'll add English translation on this puff's package in the future ._.

peek what's inside~

This puff has round-shape, similar to half-sphere shape. It has small size (diameter approximately 7-9 cm), very bouncy and springy.

The texture isn't harsh at all! ( ゚▽゚) definitely it will not harm your skin (of course if you use this puff properly and didn't rub too hard on your face). This puff will turns into bouncier puff after you soak it into water.

see the pores? 

could you imagine if this puff touch your face and used as your cleansing puff? 

for the comparison, I compare the size before and after I soak it into bowl of water.
Yes, it's getting sweller now. (sweller? hmm.. i can't find the better word -,-a)
it's bigger, rounder and fluffier. Ready to use! (/‾▿‾)/

How to use it?
1. Soak it into bowl of water, let it wet
2. Squeeze excess of the water
3. Rub it on your face gently, or use with your cleansing foam.

But I prefer to use cleansing foam together with this cleansing puff.
So after step 2, spread your favorite cleansing foam on this puff evenly. Pour some water. And rub your face use this foam. Taa-daa! Fresh and squeaky clean face without any irritation caused by this puff. As I said before, this puff is so gentle and will not hurt your skin (^∇^)
This kind of cleansing puff/sponge is good for exfoliation :) It will cleanse your face better compared with only use cleansing foam alone. The good thing is, you can use this puff everyday~

After use this puff, you are able to hang this puff in your bathroom :)
I recommend you to always pay attention for this puff's hygiene. Don't touch it with your dirty fingers. Don't let bacteria grow at your puff.  If needed, you can  heat up this puff in Microwave (around 1,5 mins) to kill the bacteria.

What I love <3
+ Affordable
+ Bouncy, fluffy, springy
+ Cleanse my face very well
+ 100% natural
+ Will not hurt skin
+ Nice shape. Not too big, not too small

What I hate </3
- Quite hard to order it via online. I heard this puff tends to be sold out *_*

Rating: 4/5

Repurchase? Yes~ :)

Wait, do you want to ask me.. which one better? This Etude House or Konjac Sponge?
Wait for my next post ^^ I will review Konjac Sponge soon and make the comparison :)
Hopefully I can post it as soon as possible.

*UPDATE [13/10/2012]*

So what do you think about this cleansing puff? :)
Have you tried it?
Thanks for reading~