Monday, August 22, 2016

THE SAEM NATURAL CONDITION FRESH CLEANSING OIL REVIEW

“Disclosure: I bought this product with my own money. I am neither affiliated with this company nor am I being paid to write this post. My opinions are honest and my own.” Complete disclosure here  

Hello, lovelies~ I have been one of the believers of a double cleansing method using cleansing oil. Sure, I was skeptical at first because of my very oily skin, but I tried it and didn’t regret it for one second. Cleansing oil has been one of my skin routine arsenal (correct this) ever since. Even though I use minimal makeup daily, I still use cleansing oil at the end of the day to thoroughly remove every bit of makeup and sunscreen.


I bought one from The Saem a few weeks ago to try out since mine ran out. Well, to be exact, I can’t seem to find Kracie Cleansing Oil in most drugstores near me, hence buying another product. This one comes in a yellow pump bottle with a white cap. It contains 150 ml of product for around Rp 339,000. I forgot the exact price. I'm not sure about the ingredients since it's all written in Korean.

I usually need three pumps to cleanse my whole face with the transparent cleansing oil. It has a slippery feeling like most cleansing oil do. After I pumped it on the palm of my hand, I rub my hands together to disperse the oil and massage it in circular motions on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Yes, following that order. Habit, I guess.


After around 30 – 40 seconds of massaging my face, I wet my hands and apply yet another circular motion on my face. This will turn the transparent oil into a milky white solution. Afterwards, it’s just a matter of rinsing out the cleansing oil thoroughly with water.

There is no sticky or greasy residue after rinsing my face. You can actually move on to toner at this stage, but I like to finish my cleansing routine by using a cleansing foam afterwards. My skin has not reacted badly towards the cleansing oil so far. No redness, itchiness or acne on my face. 


It removes almost all of the makeup that I use on a regular basis. Most of it are liquid lipstick, matte lipstick and eyeliner. It does take a lot longer and a good massaging to remove all of it, but it does come off in the end.

Overall, I didn't expect the cleansing oil to be this good in terms of the cleansing power and how it's not breaking my skin out so far. It leaves a fresh feeling once rinsed and none of the greasy residue. I would probably buy it again if my regular cleansing oil is still out of stock. Have you tried this? Let me know what you think about it below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

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Monday, August 15, 2016

EMINA SUGAR RUSH LIPSTICK REVIEW & SWATCH

“Disclosure: I bought this product with my own money. I am neither affiliated with this company nor am I being paid to write this post. My opinions are honest and my own.” Complete disclosure here 

Hello, lovelies~ I know I only have one lips, but it’s not a reason to stop buying lipsticks, is it? A couple of months ago, I saw these lipsticks at the Emina counter in the Kelapa Gading Watsons and bought it because it cute (strike through) new. I have tried it for two weeks and here is what I think of it.

The lipstick came with the colorful box that has all the complete information of the products including the list of ingredients. For a lipstick that costs Rp 36,000 (USD $2.74 ), it was quite surprising when I saw that it has a separate outer box. A cute one at that, too!

Inside the bright colored box is a blue, plastic lipstick case with white stripes printed on it. The lipstick is protected with a transparent lipstick cap that also showcases the fancy case packaging. The shade of the lipstick is printed on a round label sticker that is placed on the bottom of the case.

The shade I bought were Cookie Dough and Cherry Bomb, which are on the opposite side of the spectrum, brightness-wise. Cookie Dough belongs to the nude color family with a peach undertone, while Cherry Bomb is a deep pink with hints of  that is surely eye catching.
Too bright for daily makeup, but perfect for formal events.

I’m not gonna lie, I thought they were gonna come off poorly in terms of pigmentation. Yeah, I know. I underestimated them. I judged the book by cover, oh woe is me. These babies are highly pigmented even the nude shade! One swipe is all I need to cover all of my lip flaws. 
Not my favorite shade, but it's surprisingly pigmented for a paler shade

Despite the fact that I’m pleased with the awesome pigmentation, I was kind of pessimistic of their moisture level. Most pigmented lipsticks give off the poorest moisture to my lips. Or at least that’s what I have experience thus far. Not with these, though. They are moisturizing on my lips. Sure it rubs off easily after a meal or a sneaky kiss, but I don’t mind reapplying them throughout the day.

Overall, these lipsticks have been nothing but surprises at every turn of this review. It was pigmented and moisturizing at the same time. The only downside I find on this product is the longevity, but it was understandable given their moisturizing property. The packaging was adorable and colorful with a reasonable price point.

How about you? Have you tried these Sugar Rush lipsticks from Emina? If you haven’t, I recommend that you do, because we need to support our local brands. Plus, it also acts as a good excuse to by makeup. Sounds legit.


Anyway, let me know in the comments below what you think of this or if you have any recommendations from Emina. Thanks for reading and until then, I’ll see you later~



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Sunday, July 24, 2016

REVLON ULTRA HD MATTE LIPCOLOR REVIEW & SWATCH

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Hello, lovelies~ I'm not usually into matte lipsticks, but I have been trying a number of them lately. I like how they look on my lip, but I just can't stand it if they're drying out my lips. I have a tendency to lick my lips if it feels dry, lol. Bad habit, I know. I've been trying Revlon's matte liquid lipcolor, so here is what I think of them.


The liquid lipstick doesn’t come in a separate box, but it does have a bar code seal, so it is obvious if the cap were twist off. It indicates that the product has been used. Unlike a round lip product, this one has a rather flat surface like it was squished from the top. 


Despite it looking weird, I kinda like the way the bottle sits on a flat surface because it won’t roll away. I’ve a couple of round ones that roll away and ended up broken on the floor.


The applicator is long and flat on both sides, kinda like someone took a regular lip gloss applicator and pinched it from the sides. Well, it looks like that to me, lol. I like that the flat applicator has a larger surface area compared to other applicators, making it quicker to distribute the product onto my lips. 

However, I would like it even more if the edge is slightly pointier because it helps me a lot when it comes to applying the corners of my lips. You know, pointier equals reaching smaller areas easily?

Top : Addiction
Bottom : Devotion

I bought two shades from this collection, a light and dark shade. The first one is called Devotion, which is a rosy pink that looks almost similar to my lip color. The other shade is called Addiction, which is a deep pinkish red with a hint of mauve shade.

The formula spreads easily on my lips and reminds me slightly of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in that it being a hybrid of cream and mousse. It is quite opaque that it is able to cover my lips with one swipe. I haven’t tried their lighter shades, so I’m not sure the opacity can be generalized for all shades. 

Like most liquid lipsticks, it feels wet when it was first applied and slowly dries to a matte formula. When I say slowly, I really mean it.  Even when it's dry, it's not completely matte. I usually just leave it for a minute or two and then dab it with a sheet of tissue. It's not transfer proof, so it can still leave a stain on surfaces even once dried.

Even though it looks matte, I find that it is quite moisturizing on my dry lips. Unlike tints that is drying and sinks into every crevice of my lips, this feels comfortable. It feels like I have just applied a layer of lip balm, wiped it off and then used the liquid lipstick on top. Confusing? Well, it’s just not drying, is what I’m trying to say.


I feel like almost every lip product I have encountered could not stand most of Indonesian meals. Why? Our meals are too greasy. Kwetiaw goreng, sate padang, rendang are amongst the few I can think of. This liquid lipstick is no exception when it comes to staying on after a proper Indonesian meal. The edges are still there, but the middle part are starting to fade. Acceptable.

Overall, I think the shades are suitable for my makeup needs, i.e. office wear and weekend looks. Devotion is another MLBB shade to fit right in my collection. It feels comfortable on my lips and doesn’t accentuate any cracks or chapped lips I have. I would have to reapply every once in a while, but it’s not a problem for me.


What do you think? Have you tried this product from Revlon? I know it has been out in the States for a while, but my country has just recently stock this at their counters. Let me know what you think about them in the comments below. Thanks for reading and until then, I’ll see you later~


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