Monday, December 31, 2012

December Favorites!

Hello, lovelies~ Since December is coming to an end, I thought it would appropriate for me to post a favorites video. This is my first favorites video. I was planning on talking a little bit for each product, but since my voice is hoarse the past few days, I just leave it with a calming and relaxing music. When I filmed this, the rain is pouring down and I do like that effect. 

What are your December beauty favorites? Let me know by commenting down in the comment section, so I'll know. I always like reading other posts! It gives me ideas on which items to try next. ^_^ 
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Looking Back On 2012

Hello, lovelies~ I still can't believe that today is the last day of 2012. Wow! Tomorrow, we will be embracing the new year and welcoming 2013. I think it would be nice to just look back on this year and see what things I've done and what can I do to correct it (if it was wrong).

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Random 25 Questions

Hello, lovelies~ Only two more days until 2012 is over and 2013 came swooping in. Wow. I can't believe it's almost already 2013! I woke up in a good mood today, yeaay~ I saw this random tag over at Yosin's blog, it really reminds me of my first blogging days and I always like doing these questions.

I feel that if I answer these questions, you can get to know me better. Even if it's a little bit. Hehehe.. If you like answering these questions, don't forget to link it down below in the comments section. So, I'll just start these questions~

Friday, December 28, 2012

Rainy Christmas at Malang

Hello, lovelies~ You may be wondering why I haven't updated my blog recently. Well, let's just say that I have things to tend to in my life. I have been a little preoccupied with a few things, so I may look like I've deserted you, LOL. You know I won't desert for anything in the world, right?

So, a couple of days ago, I went to Malang with Mr. G for nyekar purposes. I'm not quite sure what nyekar is in English, but it is a tradition here where we go to the cemetery, pray for the deceased and place flowers on top of the grave. Hmm, kinda like paying our respects. It's been a year since we last went there, so this Christmas we planned on going there.

The weather was cloudy with a slight drizzle of rain when we arrived at Abdul Rachman Saleh airport. Luckily, it wasn't raining cats and dogs, else I'd be very afraid in the plane. We arrived at the accomodation safely and didn't immediately go to the cemetery since it was already dark and raining. Plus, it was already late in the evening, so we decided to go the first thing tomorrow morning.Unfortunately, we woke up late and skipped breakfast. We went straight to the cemetery for nyekar. The weather was blazing hot that day and I didn't bring an umbrella. Oh, well.
Taken from Mr. G's Path

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunscreen atau Sunblock sih?

Hello, lovelies~ Mungkin masih ada di antara kamu yang bingung perbedaan antara sunscreen dan sunblock. Kali ini, aku mau mencoba untuk ngejelasin perbedaan yang ada di antara mereka. Semua informasi yang ada di post ini akan ditulis di akhir post. Selamat membaca~

Istilah sunscreen dan sunblock terkadang dipakai secara bergantian di komunitas kita. Mungkin karena dipikir toh, artinya sama juga. Beberapa tahun yang lalu, FDA (Food  and Drug Administration) Amerika Serikat sudah melarang penggunaan istilah 'sunblock' dan 'waterproof' (anti-air) karena dianggap menyesatkan para konsumen. Berikut kata-kata dari US FDA mengenai hal ini. 

"Manufacturers cannot make claims that sunscreens are “waterproof” or “sweatproof” or identify their products as “sunblocks.”   Also, sunscreens cannot claim protection immediately on application (for example, “instant protection”) or protection for more than two hours without reapplication, unless they submit data and get approval from FDA."

"Produsen tidak boleh membuat klaim bahwa sunscreen tersebut anti-air (waterproof) atau anti-keringat (sweatproof) ataupun menentukan bahwa produk mereka adalah 'sunblock'. Sunscreen juga tidak dapat mengklaim proteksi terhadap matahari langsung sesaat setelah diaplikasikan pada tubuh, kecuali mereka bisa memberikan data yang konkrit dan mendapatkan persetujuan dari FDA."

Semoga di tahun mendatang ini, kebanyakan perusahaan telah merubah formulasi dan packaging mereka sesuai dengan regulasi US FDA. Kan, tujuannya juga melindungi konsumen supaya ga salah kaprah. Di bawah ini gambar yang kudapat dari FDA bagaimana labelling ideal untuk sunscreen

So, kuharap sekarang udah pada ngerti yah. Sebenernya istilah 'sunblock' itu sudah lama pengen dihilangkan oleh US FDA, tapi belom ilang-ilang juga di masyarakat. Kita lihat aja deh beneran namanya sunscreen semua ga ke depannya. ^_^ 

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Monday, December 24, 2012

DOAPJ Interviews: Lalaluna

Hello, lovelies~ I know it's been a while since I last updated my blog. Sorry about that. Since it is Monday, I will be posting about blogger interviews as usual. This time, it's a beauty blogger from Surabaya and I recently found her blog and fell in love with it. Please welcome, Lalaluna~

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DOAPJ Awards 2012 Makeup Category

Hello, lovelies~ In this post, I wanted to share some of my yearly favorites or should I say best makeup items throughout the year 2012. I thought it would be a fun post and do let me know what your favorite makeup items this year. Let's start!

As you can see, I didn't include any eyeshadows in the awards. Simply because I rarely use any eyshadows in my makeup routine, hence the absence of eyeshadow. Let me know in the comments below what your favorites products of the year is. Until then, I'll see you later~ ^_^
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Review SK-II Stem Power

Hello, lovelies~ SK-II has been one of the most talked about skincare with quite a hefty price tag if you are new to skincare. I was sent this a couple of weeks ago for review purposes and after three weeks of using it, it's time for a review. Let's open the red box and start the review!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Review The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick

Hello, lovelies~ Lately, the weather has been all rain and no sun around my area. Since the weather got colder, my lips has become drier than usual, but luckily, not to a point that it bleeds. I remember the first time I got to Melbourne and it was freezing cold. My lips bleed because they were dry, urgh. 

I was at the mall the other day, doing a few errands when I stopped by The Body Shop and bought the Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick. I got it because it is a lip butter in a stick form and was intrigued to try it out. The packaging is similar to most lip balms that has a twisty end to make the lip balm come out. The color scheme is a mix of milk chocolate brown and cream, with a transparent cap.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beauty Products That Didn't Work For Me

Hello, lovelies~ Since the year is coming to a close, I thought it would be fun to do a post about a few beauty products that doesn't work really well on myself. These are a compilation of products ranging from skincare, makeup, body care, and hair care.

Please keep in mind that these items may not work on myself, but it can still work for you. People have different skin, so it may work on you. ^_^

Monday, December 10, 2012

DOAPJ Interviews: Monicutez

Hello, lovelies~ Hari apa ya ini? Hari Senin! Berarti waktunya buat interview sama blogger nih. Kali ini, aku mau interview bloggernya Monic di Aku suka dengan cara Monic ngeblog yang pakai bahasa Indonesia dan enak dibaca. Buat aku, agak susah soalnya kalo nulis pake bahasa Indonesia. Nah, yang kusuka dari blog Monic adalah kepribadian Monic yang bener-bener terpancar dari setiap postingannya, jadi bikin enak dibaca. Dia ga cuma ngeblog tentang beauty, tapi juga tentang kehidupan sehari-harinya. So, kenalan yuk, sama Monic~

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Review: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup

Hello, lovelies~ My favorite foundation thus far has been from Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation for Combination Oily Skin. A few weeks ago, Revlon released their new Whipped Creme Foundation in Jakarta. Being a foundation junkie, I (of course) went and bought it in the shade Natural Beige. 

Right off the bat, the packaging is heavy. The foundation is sealed in a glass jar with a black twist off lid that attracts a lot of finger print. I'd usually wipe the lid with a tissue after using this foundation, but that's not a problem. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How DOAPJ Uses Concealer

Hello, lovelies~ This Tuesday, I thought I'd do a short makeup tutorial on my channel. I know I rarely do makeup tutorials because I'm really not a professional makeup artist or even learn makeup. In other words, my makeup skills are below average. However, a couple of days ago, I was in the mood for filming a tutorial, so I did. 

I thought I'd just share with you what I usually use for concealing my sun spot on my left cheek. For the tutorial, I use a concealer from Etude House called Suprise Essence Concealer because the one from NYX is on the verge of being empty. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

DOAPJ Interviews: Endi Feng

Hello, lovelies~ It's Monday and that means it's time for another DOAPJ Interviews. Now, so far, I have already had female guests at this series. To kick it up a notch, why don't we meet a male beauty blogger this time? I think you have all figured it out by now and let's give a warm welcome to Endi Feng. ^_^ 

Oh, Endi is having a makeup challenge using Sephia toned photos. Feel free to join and tweet him your creations to @endi_feng. It's open until 15 December 2012. Have fun~ 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

My Christmas 2012 Wishlist

Hello, lovelies~ Isn't it fun to make wishlists? Since Christmas is coming I thought it would be fun to make a wishlist. Who knows it will come true. We have a saying in Indonesian, "Omongan itu doa.", which means more or less, what we say may come true. Well, let's get started, chop chop. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Nichijou: Pigging Out Saturday

Hello, lovelies~ How did you spend your Saturday? I hope it was so much fun than mine, ehehe. Well, at least, I went out with a couple of friends from the blog-o-sphere last Saturday. Since I craved for bulgogi, we had lunch at Chung Gi Wa. It's a Korean restaurant in Lotte, Kelapa Gading which serves Korean cuisine (duh!). I am not someone who goes gaga over Korean culture right now, but I, for one, am definitely crazy over bulgogi. The dipping sauce is to die for!! It's a mix between spicy, sweet and savory, love!

Welcome December!

Hello, lovelies~ It's December, December's here, that means it's gonna be the holiday season soon, yeaaay! I am always excited for Christmas, not that I celebrate it, but the warm, fuzzy feeling inside me whenever I hear Christmas carols, look at Christmas decorations at the mall, etc. It just makes me feel so happy and relaxed. Is it just me or do you guys feel the same way too?