eSenses Color Me Lip Wild Plum Review and Swatch

Hello, lovelies~ It has been year of lipsticks in the beauty industry. At least, that's how I feel every time I'm on Instagram. There seemed to be a new lipstick launch every month or so. The ones that is everywhere nowadays is liquid lipsticks. Well, my review isn't liquid lipsticks, but a regular one from a drugstore here in Jakarta. 

I have never heard of this brand before, so when I saw it on the shelves in the store I bought it. Unfortunately, I only bought one shade, so I can't test out the vivid colors of the bright ones. Maybe I'll get them next time I pass by the store.

The lipstick is from a brand called eSenses. This particular lipstick comes from the Color Me Lip collection, not sure if that is the only collection they have, but it seems like it for now. The lipstick came is a separate box that has a silver and pink color combination.

On the back of the box, the ingredients are listed with the first one being castor oil that is supposed moisturizing for the lips. Dimethicone is present to possibly create a smooth finish and texture to the lips once applied. Beeswax will hold the shape of the lipstick and has moisturizing properties as well. It uses candelila wax and lanolin oil for further moisture. It uses propylparaben and BHT as preservatives.

I'm not sure how many shades this lipstick collection has as is the beauty assistant where I shop, lol. However, there are quite a range of colors for a drugstore lipstick. I bought shade number 15 Wild Plum, a mauve toned color with a hint of pinkish-red. 

On my lips, it is quite true to its color when I swatched it on the back of my hand. It feels moisturizing, almost like a tinted lip balm. It has a slight shine on my lips once I finished applying it. As with most moisturizing lipsticks, it does fade after a meal, so I have to reapply them afterwards. Totally not a problem.

Overall, I didn't expect to like this lipstick considering it looks doubtful, lol. I mean, I honestly thought the colors won't even show, but it does. Beautifully, even. For a drugstore lipstick that costs less than Rp 30,000, this is a hit for me.

Have you tried this lipstick from eSenses before? Let me know what your thoughts are if you have or planning to try. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later

eSenses Color Me Lip shade Wild Plum
Bought at Dan+Dan
around Rp 30,000

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Nivea Lip Butter Review

Hello, lovelies~ My lips are not extra dry, but I'm always on the lookout for new lip butters or lip balms. There's nothing more irritating than dry lips that flakes and leads to bloody lips. Well, I guess that only happens to me, lol.

The lip butter comes packaged in a round tin can that measures around 5 cm and sealed with plastic all around it. There is 16.7 grams of buttery goodness inside the well illustrated tin can. It comes with four variations in Indonesia, I heard there is a coconut flavor somewhere out there, lol. There is the Original, Cocoa, Vanilla & Macadamia, and Raspberry Rose variant.

Shea butter, castor seed oil, sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter helps to moisturize the lips along with the glycerin and mineral oil. I didn't find any parabens in the cocoa butter variant, but it uses BHT in place of preservatives.

These things are hard to open, especially when my fingers are slippery and my nails are short. I'm even thinking of melting it and reshaping it into a stick, lol. Once opened, each has a different color, but all of them goes on clear.

I feel that the Original variant is the thickest out of the bunch, whereas the rest has the same texture, with different scents. My favorite is the cocoa, followed by the raspberry rose, original, then the vanilla & macadamia. If you're a fan of sweet scents, I think you'll like Raspberry Rose. If you're easily nauseated (like me) and prefer to have neutral scents, go with either cocoa or original. As for vanilla & macadamia, it has a nutty scent in the tin, but disappears when I apply it on my lips.

Overall, these are affordable options for those who suffers from dry lips. It doesn't take much space in my makeup bag, making it extremely travel friendly. I do hate opening these as my nails are short, so I have to budge them with strength, lol.

How about you? Have you tried these lip butters from Nivea? Let me know in the comments below if you have or planning to. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Nivea Lip Butter
Rp 24,000
Found at Food Hall Kelapa Gading Mall

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Kikki K Textured Personal Planner Medium Ocean Review

Hello, lovelies~ Boy, am I excited to share this review with you. I have been waiting for this planner to reach my hands safely and now it's here! I didn't review it immediately (of course) as I have a habit of trying out things to really understand the product before sharing my thoughts with you. Hence, the long time before each post, lol. 

The planner I am reviewing in this post comes from the infamous Kikki K named Ocean. The colour does depict the shade of the ocean, sort of, with the hint of green in the blue shade. There is a gold foil Kikki K logo on the back of the planner.

What gets me to buy the planner is the addition of the gold foil dots on that beautiful blue textured Saffiano leather. I know the gold foil is going to fade overtime, but hey, I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

There was another version before this one came out. It had a strap closure that is similar with the current teal color . I am not a fan of strap closures, so I didn't get that one. Luckily, Kikki K decided to make a snap closure version of this lovely textured leather.

Unfortunately, the pockets were a huge miss for my preference. I  liked the old Kikki K pockets because I can store more things in it. This planner only has one slit for pocket and another for notepads.

It does have a zipper on the side with a pocket behind it,. As much as I love the pocket behind the zipper, it's just a bit inconvenient going back and forth to get things from there. However, I do love the zipper compartment on the front. It feels safe knowing that my stuff won't get scattered in my bag when I travel with this planner.

The rings on this or any Kikki K planner is (probably) the largest  compared to others, but don't quote me on that. Not only is it huge, it is also gold. I'm not usually into large rings, but I fell in love with the shade so much that it doesn't bother me as much. Thankfully, the rings were in perfect condition being tight without any gaps whatsoever.

The inside lining is from the same leather, but without the gold dots. There is a slot on the back for bigger notepads. On the side is a pen loop that is elastic, so my chunky pens (I'm looking at you, Unistyle Fit) can fit there easily.

Kikki K Ocean is a personal planner, so there is quite a lot of note paper along with an undated monthly calendar. I get three sheets of stickers that is useful for personalizing the tabs because sometimes I just don't feel like making dividers. I didn't do an unboxing for Ocean, but the Perforated Peach has the same inserts, you can see the video here.

It lays flat within a day or two out of the box, you know, not much training needed. Maybe because I have loads of paper inside, so it naturally 'trains' itself within that time period. 

I'm not sure if it has to do with the size of the large rings, but sometimes the paper catches on it, making page flipping not as smooth. Another thing that kinda bothers me is the necessity of tucking the back pages before completely closing the planner. Should I forgot about it, it would fold the back pages.

I have tried using a thick scrapbook paper 160 gsm that has been laminated, hoping to solve this problem. Yet, it doesn't. Maybe I should try laminating a 220 gsm paper to put back there. #braindump. Or maybe it's because of the slightly oval shape of the rings that makes the back paper caught when it's folden. #thinkingoutloud

Overall, I enjoy using this planner for personal and blogging because it fits a lot of stuff inside. The paper does catch on the rings sometimes, but nothing to fuss about for me. The beautiful shade of blue is always a pleasure to see. The Saffiano leather is durable so far because I've scratched it a couple of times and it didn't leave a mark.

Do you have this planner or any intentions of buying it? Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are about it. Also, if you have a solution for the back paper, do let me know. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Kikki K Textured Personal Planner Medium Ocean
Ring Diameter : around 3.2 cm
Equivalent to a Personal Filofax
Available at Kikki K website
US $54.90 (with shipping) - I got it during the sale!

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