Sunday, July 24, 2016


“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'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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Saturday, July 23, 2016


“Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review purposes in exchange for my honest opinion after trying it out.” Complete disclosure here  

Hello, lovelies~  If you frequented my Instagram, you probably have known about Althea, the online website that sells Korean beauty products at great prices. Well, did you know that they're celebrating their first birthday on 20th July? 

Instead of us giving Althea presents, we are the ones getting the gifts! They're having great deals over on their website (you can click here to see their products) until the end of July. I'll just list the deals down below, okay?

Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit

Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers

Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!

Althea is also having a contest on both Instagram and Facebook. You can stand a chance to win awesome prizes from Macbook Air to Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera. It starts from 20th July and ends o 15th August 2016. All you have to do is wish them a happy birthday with the hashtag #altheaturns1 on Instagram. Easy, right?

I got a few things from them to try out, ranging from skincare to makeup. I'm curious about Witch's Pouch, so that is what I got (moistly). The concealer from the Saem is also one of my makeup wishlists since last year. Glad that I could finally try it.

What will you get from Althea? Let me know in the comments section if you have any recommendation on what I should try next. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Current Beauty Favorites July 2016 Edition

Hello, lovelies~ July is already here and halfway through! I thought I’d do a recap of the things that I have been liking these past 6 months, be it makeup or skincare. Not the most exciting post, but I just like to share these wonderful things with you.

Skin & Lab Vita Clinic Vitamin A Cream
If I want smoother skin in the morning, this is my go to night cream. I have already reviewed it in the past, but fell in love with it again recently. You can read about it in full detail in the blog post link here. Long story short, it sinks into the skin quite fast and leaves my skin soft and smooth in the morning. Click here for the full review. 

Emina Sugar Rush
Being the new kid on the block, this simple sugar scrub is not only cute (packaging-wise), but also efficient and affordable. For those days when I’m too lazy to go to the kitchen and make a simple sugar scrub, this does the job well.

Bath & Body Works Body Lotion
One of my favorite scent to date. I'm terrible at describing scents, but I can imagine being out in field filled with flowers and the breeze on my face. It's a floral scent with a hint of freshness.

Celebon Sheet Face Masks
I'm not too particular with sheet face masks, so if there's an affordable one in the drugstore, I'm all for it! I found it in most drugstores and supermarkets, making it easily accessible. Unlike other sheet face masks, this one has no alcohol, awesome!

Marina UV White SPF 30/ PA ++
It has a thick consistency, but sinks into the skin quite effortlessly. The scent is citrusy, so I like reapplying it throughout the day.

Bioderma Hydrabio Soothing Refreshing Water
I have combination-oily skin, but I do love spritzing this on my face as it leaves me feeling refreshed mid-day. I do realize that it 'blots' away my shine, so that's a plus. :)

Wardah Sunscreen Gel SPF 30/ PA ++
I have already reviewed it here, so you can read more about it in-depth.

Makarizo Hair Energy Scentsations
I've tried the small size before, so when I saw the full size, I bought it without thinking. It's perfume for my hair! It doesn't leave a sticky residue, only nice smelling hair. *sniffs hair*

A'PIEU Air Fit Cushion (Doraemon Edition)
I have a full review on this cushion here, so you can go there to read more about it.

NYX Matte Lipstick
I know this is an old product from a year ago, but I have been falling in love with it recently. It gives off a beautiful mauve, nude on my lips. You can read the review in detail here.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor
With all the liquid lipstick being all the rage lately, I decided to try this out. It has a matte finish, but feels extremely comfortable on

Missha Magic Cushion Moisture (LINE Friends Edition)
Not only is the packaging ridiculously cute, but the product inside is as good as the outside. I have a full review on it here, so click it if you want to read more about it.

Witch’s Pouch Concealer
I didn’t have high expectations for this concealer at first, but I was proven wrong. Sure, I’m not a fan of the applicator, but the product itself is good. It has medium coverage with a semi matte finish that is not drying under the eyes. You can read the full review here.

Beauty Blender
The infamous makeup sponge that has taken over the nation world. It makes blending the foundation so much easier. You can read my full review here.

Makeup Brush
I bought it off Aliexpress for dirt cheap! It comes in a set of 4 for the price of USD $1.43 (ex shipping). However, since I got it during the free shipping period, so that is all I paid for. It's soft and I like using it to blend my concealer. Great buy. Here is the link of the shop where I buy them.

Silicone Makeup Cleaner
You know those Sigma silicone brush cleaner? Well, this is almost similar to that. Again, I bought it off Aliexpress for USD $ 0.99 a piece, excluding shipping. Great news? Free shipping! It has a suction cup on the bottom, so it sticks to the sink and makes it easier to clean my makeup brushes. Here is the Aliexpress shop link.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and my favorite beauty products that I have been loving lately. I can assure you that I'm not being sponsored by Aliexpress, I just love to shop there for beauty and stationery items. So, any of my favorites that matches yours? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading, and until then, I'll see you later~

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Thursday, July 7, 2016


Hello, lovelies~ I hope you're enjoying your long weekend for those in Indonesia. I just wanted to give a small shout out to Healthy Moms Magazine for featuring me in one of their latest blog post, 100 Best Fashion and Beauty Blogs. It's been a while since I last saw blog lists and me being included in it, yeay! 

Thanks, Healthy Moms!

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