Dolly Wink

Dolly Wink Otona #9 Natural Dolly

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I finally bought it. A set of Dolly Wink false eyelashes from the Otona collection. I didn't get one from the first collection because I find them a bit too dramatic. However, this collection has some pretty natural looking lashes, so I can't hold back and caved in. 

I just love the packaging of the eyelashes. Probably because of the Japanese origin, everything has to be cute, with all the flowers and whatnot. Another evidence of good advertising is they show you how the lashes are going to look once applied on the eyes. 


The set comes with two pairs of eyelashes and a tube of lash glue. For a Rp 170,000 eyelashes, they're quite expensive. However, I still haven't tested them yet, so it may be worth the money. 

The band is flexible and not stiff at all. It's super easy to remove them from their glued-on-casings.


So, before showing you what I look like with eyelashes, let me show you my pathetic eyelashes. You can see the right eye (your left) looks like it doesn't have any eyelashes, but it does. It's just that the right eyelid is super droopy that the fold disappeared and 'eating' the eyelashes. 



Once I put them on my eyelids, I can't feel them at all~! It also looks natural and not too dramatic. I like how it made my eye shape more elongated and wide. I didn't apply any of the eyelash glue because I'm just gonna take it off in a jiffy. However, my initial impression on these lashes are guh-reat~ Note that I'm not into gyaru makeup, I just like the packaging and this type of eyelash. I can't do gyaru la~ Too hard for me~ *sudden Singlish* >.<

Anyways, here is how it looks with my whole face included. Excuse the no makeup face. I just came home, wiped all of my makeup when the package arrived. So tiring to wear makeup again la~ I look so dreamy and ..... I can't even find the words for it, lol ^____^


Here is another one with a pedo smile, lol~ Notice I messed up the hair a little bit for effect, which turns out to be a fail, instead. I can imagine myself using this for an everyday look. 

What have I gotten myself into? I know I'm just gonna buy more these lashes soon.. aaaaaaa~ never mind.. as long as they're good, right? ^_^ v
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Blog Tags

Tag: 11 Random Things~

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I got tagged by lovely bloggers, Dilla, Citraramya, and SparkleApple to post the 11 random things tag. So, I'll combined the two of them into one post~ Hope you enjoy reading these facts.

RULES
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’ blah blah blah, you legitimately have to tag 11 people!


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11 Things About Me 
1. I have to sleep with a pillow and a body pillow. Can't sleep without the two~!
2. I have a pet dog named Shiro and a pet hedgehog named Poki~
3. My favorite band is Aqua Timez. I wish to have all of their albums..
4. I wish to create my own skincare line someday~
5. My favorite green tea is Japanese green tea called Sencha..
6. I don't quite like pork -_- My fave meat is calamari and chicken
7. I like to sing, even though it's unbearable to hear me sing~
8. I miss rollerblading... 
9. I love everything Rillakuma or Domo-kun related~!
10.I like in-ear type earphones
11. Plants VS Zombies is my favorite game on the iPad~

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Questions that needed to be answered 

First Set of Questions from Dilla

1. Who is your fave bloggers and utubers? (just one). Explain the reason
- Fave blogger : Ekiblog . Her pictures are always clean cut and clear ; Fave youtuber : Klairedelys . Her tutorials are more on the edgy side and her makeup skills are remarkable.

2. What's your fave colours? (just one). Explain the reason.
- I love lilac, it looks good

3. What's your biggest plan/resolution for this year and how you achieve that?
- Fulfill all of my criteria (sorry, can't get more on the details on that). I plan on going to several meetings.

4. What's your biggest mistake on last year?
- Not going to meetings

5. Whats your phone type right now & why u choose that one?
- Samsung Galaxy SII. My bf gave it to me because he plans on using another phone. I love it because of the screen size, camera and Android OS.

6. How you have been into makeup?
- I first got into makeup when I was 14, interested in tinted moisturizers and lipglosses. 

7. Did u know Girls' Generation? What ur opinion about them? 
- Yes, they're so so.

8. Fashion stuff or make up stuff? Explain the reason why you choose that.
- Makeup stuff. I'm not a fashionable person.

9. What is your greatest beauty find?
- Compressed / tablet face masks

10. If you can transform your face into someone, who would you like to be? (anyone. its also can be your sister, or your friend). Dont forget to explain the reason.
- I guess I would be Futami Mami from Idolmaster

11. What beauty product do you want the most now?
- I currently want a set of Sigma brushes. That counts as a beauty product, right? ^^;;

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Second Set of Questions (from Citraramya)

1. What is your favorite song these days? Why do you love it?
- Me Ga Au Toki by Imai Asami. It has a nice tune and meaning.
This is the full version and live.
This is the song from the PS3 game

2. If you are a king/president of your country, what will you do to spread 'eco-friendly-life virus' to your people?
- I think I will change all the plastic for grocery shopping into using recycled paper bags. 

3. What do you love most about your personality
- Easy going

4. What do you think about writing blog? Is it very important for you, or it's just something to spend your time?
- I would say that I like making my blog look beautiful, not just layouts, but also the photos clear. So, I would say that it is important, but it's still only something to spend my time.

5. Do you read magazines? If yes, what magazine? If not, why?
- I read Cosmopolitan and Allure

6. What was your dream when you were 8 years old?
- I used to dream about pirates

7. What vehicle do you like? Why?
- I like cars because they're comfortable

8. What is your favorite skincare/bodycare brand? Why?
- Currently, my fave skincare brand is Hada Labo and bodycare brand is Vaseline

9. What do you know about natural-organic skincare?
- I wouldn't agree that all natural/organic skincare is ULTIMATELY better for the skin. For example, witch hazel is natural, but it's an irritant for the skin as it damages and reduces the quantity of collagen and elastin on the skin.

10. Which language that you adore?
- I like Japanese and German

11. Do you believe in love at first sight?
- No. 

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Third Set of Questions from Lina


1. What are your favorite girl names? (5)
- Chihaya, Haruka, Natsumi, Yuki and Shiori

2. Why did you start blogging?
- At first, it was to pass the time while I was waiting for my certificate. Now, it has become a hobby~

3. Tea or coffee?
- Tea, ftw.

4. Can you go on a day without your PC?
- I tried and it wasn't a very good day~

5. When was the last time you cried? and why?
- November 2011 at my grandmother's funeral.

6. What do you think of your family?
- They are very understanding.

7. Are you a gamer?
- Not really.

8. What do you do to diminish fine lines and dark circles?
- For fine lines, I use sunscreen and for dark circles, I use tea bags and a good night's sleep.

9. Are you a skincare addict?
- Yep!

10. What is your skincare routine?
- Olay for face wash, Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion, Etude House Be Clear Moisturizer, Vitacid 0.025%

11. Have problem with acne ? if yes how did you get rid of it?
- Yes, I drank antibiotics for a week at first, then continued it with oil-free skincare products. It's been clear ever since~ except, when it's my period. ^~^

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Now, those of you tagged by me, here are your questions.

1. Growing up, what or who is your inspiration and why?
2. What is your favorite makeup item that you can't live without?
3. Name your favorite snacks.
4. What is your current favorite makeup primer?
5. What is your current favorite perfume?
6. What do you think of atheists or agnostics?
7. What do you like to do on your free time?
8. What gadget do you want right now?
9. Windows or Apple or Linux?
10. Lipgloss or Lipstick?
11. BB Cream or Foundation?

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I tag...

Cominica
Chino
ShaSha
Sheilla
KawaiiNaomi
Ms.Ami
Severus Love
Gallery Ibu
Aloha Bebe
Vicky
Tujuh Warna Pelangi

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Fuahhh~ Finally done with my 'tag' debts.. Hope you guys enjoy the tag~ I know I did
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Happy Chinese New Year~

Monday, January 23, 2012

Before I enjoy the festivities of Chinese New Year, I just wanted to say Gong Xi Fat Choi to everyone who celebrates it. May this year be filled with good luck and good fortune~ 


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Makeup

Review: SANA Nameraka Honpo Makeup Base

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lately, the weather has been a lot warmer because it hasn't been raining consecutively. The weather has changed to cloudy days and sometimes sunny ones, but with less rain. Hence, I started using makeup bases again because I fear my makeup will wear off due to sweat. I still have my NYX green primer, but currently I'm using the one from SANA. 

SANA Nameraka Honpo Makeup Base SPF 19/PA ++

Ingredients

How I Use It

Before applying foundation or BB cream, I squeeze a pea sized amount on the back of my hand and spread it evenly all over the face.

What I Like About It
  • The price starts at Rp 155,000 at an online shop. I know it looks pricey, but I only used a small amount each time, so it will last a long time. 
  • It comes in a squeeze tube packaging 
  • I think it contains silicone because it gives a smooth finish to my face
  • It doesn't dry out my face
  • The product made my face looks slightly brighter
  • It evens out my skin tone and reduces the appearance of redness on my cheeks
  • So far, I haven't had any bad reactions to it (acne, redness or itchiness)
  • It provides a smooth base so that I can apply bb cream/foundation easily
  • It has a satin finish, in between dewy and matte
  • My face doesn't feel sticky or greasy after application
  • It has SPF 19/PA ++, which is great to be used during daytime.
What I Hate About It
  • There is no SANA counter here in Jakarta, so I have to pre-order it the next time I want to buy it
Summary

Overall, this base suitable to be used in the hot, humid Jakarta weather (at least on me). The texture is not sticky nor greasy and once blended to the face, it feels lightweight as if I'm wearing nothing. 


I would recommend this to :

  • All skin types
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Beauty Credit

Review: Beauty Credit Ecopure BB Sun Base SPF 46/PA ++

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

As you may already know, I am a tinted moisturizer/BB cream addict. I'm not that into foundation since my skin tend to break out sometimes if I wear them every day. Last week, as I was strolling at the mall, I went to Beauty Credit and found a bb cream/ base that contains sunscreen. Being the addict that I am, I decided to give it a try and bought it. After a week of using it, here is what I think of it. 

Beauty Credit Ecopure Danahan BB Sun Base SPF 46/PA ++

Ingredients
To be added later as soon as I found the box. Sorry about that. ^_^;; I lost the box -_-""

How I Use It

After l use my lotion (toner), I squeeze a pea size amount on the back of my hand and spread it evenly all over my face. 

What I Like About It
  • It is available at the counter (Emporium Pluit Mall)
  • The packaging is sturdy with a twist cap on the bottom
  • There are no irritating ingredients on the top half of the list
  • I didn't detect any strong scents
  • It has a high sun protection
  • It feels lightweight on my face
  • As a base, it gives a satin finish ( in between dewy and matte)
  • The tint reduces the redness on my face
  • It didn't break me out
  • I didn't feel any greasy or sticky feeling after the application
  • It can conceal my small acne scars

What I Hate About It
  • The price starts at Rp 300,000 which is expensive for a sunscreen + base
  • It didn't have a good oil control because I get oily in an hour
Summary

Overall, I like the practicality of having a sunscreen and base in one product. The high level of sunscreen makes it appropriate to use during the daytime. The lightweight texture of the sun base makes it enjoyable for everyday wear. 

I would recommend this to :

  • Someone who has normal/dry skin type
  • Someone who likes a satin finish
  • Someone who likes a two-in-one product

Angel-in-us Coffee

Nichijou : Angelic Day at Angel-in-us Coffee

Monday, January 09, 2012


Last weekend, I went to Lotte Mart for the usual weekly grocery shopping. Nothing special, just the usual necessities of everyday life. ^^


After grocery shopping, I looked for a place to sit and wait for Mr. G to finish his tasks. This is my chance to try Angel-in-us Coffee that I heard from Chino-chan. 
Scrumptious cakes
They have a collection of magazines and mugs that's not for sale yet ^^;;
Even the tray has angels ^______^
That's the barista that made my drink. He's goo~d ^_^

The 'counter' is neat with a cute tissue available

As I step inside, I can already see the cute angel mascots on the mugs, trays, etc. The baristas are friendly and polite when they took my order. I ordered a hot Cafe Mocha and my brother got a Chocolate Croissant.
Isn't the mug just the cutest?
The Cafe Mocha is a perfect balance between the coffee and chocolate, making it one of my new favorite drinks. The foam that sits on top of the beverage is fluffy, which is an excellent touch to the beverage. Since I'm not a big fan of coffee, I prefer a hint of sweetness rather than bitterness, so this is the perfect blend for me. 
The door handles are wings-shaped. What could be cuter than that?! ^___^
I absolutely will come back for more coffee or if I just wanted to sit and hang out with friends or relatives. The atmosphere of the cafe is relaxing with many sofas, so almost everyone will definitely get a sofa seat. 


P.S: I can't wait to get their mugs once they're on sale. I think I'll get the one with wings. ^^
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Butylated Hydroxytoluene

Know Your Ingredients : Butylated Hydroxytoluene

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Continuing my series of "Know Your Ingredients" in the new year, 2012. This time, it's about an ingredient that is quite often found in most of the skin care items. Let's start.

The reason behind this post is because I bought a body lotion that contains BHT. I heard rumors about it being highly carcinogenic, but until now I haven't found solid evidence that points to that direction.

Butylated Hydroxytoluene
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What It Is 
It's also known as butylhydroxytoluene or BHT. The molecule is lipophilic (fat-soluble) organic compound. [1]

What It's Used For
It is an anti-oxidant that is used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jet fuelsrubberpetroleum products, electrical transformer oil, and embalming fluid. [1]

BHT is an anti-oxidant, which is used as a preservative to prevent foods or cosmetics from oxidizing, thus getting spoiled. 

Is It Dangerous?
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So far, there are loads of articles in certain websites, without any references or evidence. I checked on the FDA website and they stated that BHT is generally recognized as safe. [2]
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According to a source, BHT is not carcinogenic, but more towards causing allergies, which depends on the tolerance of the individual. 

To sum up, so far, I still haven't found hard evidence that relates BHT and cancer. I know there are a lot of websites that said it causes cancer, but it doesn't really state the reference or source. I'm still going to keep looking, but this is all for now. 

Sources
  1. Butylated Hydroxytoluene, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butylated_hydroxytoluene
  2. CFR - Code Of Federal Regulations Title 21, from http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=182.3173&SearchTerm=butylated%20hydroxytoluene

  3. BHT, from 





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Skincare Basics

2012 New Year's Beauty Resolution

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

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New year is closely related to almost everyone making their new resolutions of what they want to achieve that year. I'm not usually one to make such resolutions because I find them to forgotten by the second month. ^^;; I remember my last new year's resolution was way back in 2009 or even older than that. So, today, I figured I will make a list of new year resolutions, in the beauty department. 

.: Not Washing My Hair Everyday :.
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I am used to having short hair and that means washing it everyday. Well, at least that's what my grandma taught me. Lately, I've read that washing your hair everyday can result in a greasier scalp, even when it's not washed for a day. So, I HAVE been trying to wash my hair every other day. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don't. 


.: Applying My Night Cream, Even When I'm Already Sleepy :.
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Recently, I have been having activities that got me home late at night. After I took a shower, I sometimes dozed off before I even apply my night cream. So, my face will go on without any cream, leaving me with a dry, flaky face in the morning. 


.: Religiously Apply Lotion After Shower :.
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This routine has always taken a toll on my skin. I almost ALWAYS forgot to apply lotion to my arms and legs. At some point, my legs were so dry that the skin on it peeled! However, I have been good and gave them some TLC by applying lotion after shower. Although, I sometimes forgot to, but I'll try to remember. 


.: Deep Cleaning My Brushes Once Every Week :.
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I like applying setting powders and blushes with a brush. However, sometimes, I forgot (lazy) to deep clean them every week. I will only use a makeup remover tissues to clean them. This year, I will clean them once a week. ^_^


.: Applying Sunscreen For My Body Before Going Out :.
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I never skipped sunscreen on my face, but I tend to forget applying it on my body (arms and legs). This year, I intend to diligently apply it all over my body before stepping out of the house. 


That is all of the new year's beauty resolution I could think of. If I have more, I will definitely add it to this list, but for now, I hope I can fulfill each and every one of the above. ^_^
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Yearly Awards

Phanie's Yearly Awards Makeup Products 2011

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Continuing from the previous post about the 2011 Best Skin Care Products, here are the makeup products that I deemed best for the past year.


Best Face Primer


NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer (green)




Sana Make Essence Pore Concealer (It's a concealer , but I use it as a primer)


Best BB Cream

The Skin Food Good Afternoon Apple Cinnamon Tea BB Cream SPF 36/PA ++ (for normal/combination)


Best Foundation


Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation for Combination/Oily (Nude and Sand Beige)




Best Concealer

Revlon Age Defying Spa Concealer (liquid type)


The Skin Food Royal Honey Density Concealer Kit (cream type)


Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda (the green shade for color correcting)


Best Blush

Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Blush in Natural (powder type)


Canmake Cream Cheek Blush in Marshmallow Pink #8 (cream type)


Best Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Bourbon (pencil type)


Best Mascara

Maybelline New York Magnum Volum'Express Waterproof (volumizing)


Maybelline New York Cat Eyes Mascara Waterproof (lengthening)


Best Lip Tint

Tony Tint in Cherry Red


Best Tinted Lip Balm
Lip Ice Sheer Color in Natural


Best Eyeshadow Trio


The Skin Food Chocolate Eye Shadow (the far right is an eyeliner)


I can only think of these so far. I'll add more once I have more. See you in the next post~
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