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Witch's Pouch Foundation Review & Swatch

Tuesday, April 26, 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~ Foundation has been one of my weaknesses in the 'base' category. I have been a fan of trying out new face primers, base, and foundations ever since I started this blog. Since I had the opportunity to try out some new Korean cosmetics brand at Althea, I chose one foundation among other things from a brand called Witch's Pouch.




The foundation comes in a white box with a black border on the sides. It has a cute witch’s hat printed on the front, which is appropriate for the brand of the product. The ingredients list are visible on one side of the box, complete in English and Korean language.



The bottle of the foundation is nearly the same as the outer box, especially the adorable little witch’s hat in the center. It is placed in an airless pump bottle that is clear, so the amount of foundation left can be seen from the outside.




The shade I got is the darkest out of the two like most Korean foundations, which is number 23. I thought it was going to be too light for my skintone, but it turned out the opposite. It was slightly too dark for my current skin tone, surprisingly. I ended up using a brightening primer to help lighten the shade a notch.


Thankfully, I have been having a relatively good skin (no acne for the past two months), so I darkened the photo to see the scars on my nose being slightly concealed by this foundation. The dark spot on my left cheek is also partly concealed.

The foundation gives a semi matte finish, which is a combination between matte and dewy, making it looks slightly more natural compared to a matte finish. It blends effortlessly onto my face, either with fingers or a brush. I prefer to use a brush because it leaves my fingers clean, so it just saves time.


As much as I love how it blends and looks on my skin, it does have a tendency to transfer to other surfaces (clothes, in particular). Just make sure to blot any excess product with one ply of tissue paper and finish it off with a setting powder or dusting powder or what have you. 

Staying power is average on my combination oily skin, ranging around 3 hours tops if I were to stay in an air-conditioned room without too much activity. I think you can get away with a longer staying power, given you have dry skin.

Overall, I like the look of this foundation and how light it feels on my skin. It just made my skin tone look more even, without any redness, but still look like my own skin. However, it does transfer easily onto other surface, so I'm a bit worried about that aspect. Staying power is not the greatest on my skin type, but I think it can be good for drier skin types.

What do you think? Have you tried any product from Witch's Pouch? Let me know what you think of this in the comments below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Witch's Pouch Foundation (Shade #23)
Rp 140,000
Available at Althea | id.althea.kr

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Scoolmate Design Notebook & Notepad Review

Monday, April 18, 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~ I have been in love with paper products for as long as I can remember. Jotting things down on paper with a pen in hand feels more satisfying than typing on a keyboard for me. I have had my shares of notebook for the past couple of years, so I'm always eager to try new ones.

Scoolmate Design sent me two paper-related items a few weeks ago for review purposes. Thank you, Scoolmate Designs. After trying them out for two weeks, here are my review on them.



The notebook has a thick cover with a sleeping cat gold foil design printed on the front. I can't quite get the angle right to show the gold foil goodness. It's not a hard cover, but quite sturdy to keep its shape when being thrown in bags and such.



The first page is filled with cuter cat-related items, such as yarn, bell collar and fishbone designs. As with most notebooks, the first page is usually dedicated for the owner's information. In this case, you can write down your name in the nicest way possible. I skipped that because my lettering are just awful.



The notebook has 48 pages, all which are ruled or lined. The paper feels quite thick, maybe ranging around 90-100 gsm. Don't quote me on that, though. The space in between the lines are too wide for my liking since I have smaller handwriting. 



I use a Uniball Signo 0.38 for my everyday writing activity, so it is on the thin side and doesn't bleed through. Here are the list of pens I tried to write with on the pages to see if the ink would bleed to the back. 



Scoolmate also sent me a notepad along with the notebook. It has a blank pages that you can use to write to do lists, grocery shopping lists, and other things you can think of. 


The cover of the notebook is the same as the first page of the notebook. The paper feels the same as the notebook, just different layout, so I'm not going to talk much about that.

Overall, the products from Scoolmate Designs are of good quality to write on. They provide the notebook with a sturdy cover to ensure it from getting bent or folded. The notepad was a good addition to those who likes to jot things on the go. You can find the prices below.

What do you think of the designs from Scoolmate? Are they cute? Let me know what you think of them in the comments below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Scoolmate Design
● Instagram : @scoolmate.id
● Line          : puspitaputri8 
● WA           : 081296036795 
● E mail       : hi.scoolmate@gmail.com


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Missha Coloring Tint Balm LINE Friends Edition Review & Swatch

Friday, April 15, 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 may not wear the brightest lip color for an every day look, but I will most probably use a lip tint. It looks better with my skin tone without having it transfer everywhere I put my lips to. Since Missha is having a collaboration with LINE, I decided to get the coloring tint balm. You know, one can never go wrong with a yellow lipstick casing.

The coloring tint balm comes with a reddish brown box with Sally imprinted on one of the sides. At first, I thought it was going to be a yellow box, since it is her color. However, it matches the color of the lip tint, sort of.  As for the lipstick casing, it is all bright yellow with Sally's face on it. Adorable!

The ingredients are all printed on the box, but since I can't read Korean, I'll just skip this step. The shade I bought is the red one, called 'Love To You'. The red shade reminds me of  Tony Moly's lip tint called Cherry Tint. It was an old product that goes back to 2011, probably.
The color is surprisingly pigmented on my lips. I thought it would be sheer considering it is mixed with a lip balm. This one, however, applies easily on my lips without any patches or uneven spots. The balm helps to reduce the dryness, thus preventing any chapped or flaky skin bits on my lips. 

As for staying power, it resembles that of a lipstick for me. It disappears after a meal and I would need to reapply afterwards. Unlike true lip tints, the ones that are drying, this tint balm reminds me of a pigmented tinted lip balm rather than a lip tint.

The one downside I found with this tint balm is the texture of the product. It is too soft and mushy, despite being placed in a cool place. You know how a lip balm usually won't go down after you twist some of it upwards? Well, this tint balm has that same problem. In order for it to go back down, I have to apply a slight pressure while twisting it downwards before storing it back in my beauty shelf.
Overall, Missha Coloring Tint Balm is suitable for my everyday look, just applied in the center of my lips for a gradient effect. It feels like a tinted lip balm for the price of a lipstick. Perhaps I was too quick to buy it because of the adorable packaging. *bad habit*

What about you? Have you tried anything from the Missha x LINE Friends collaboration? Let me know in the comments below what you think of it. Thanks for reading and until then, I’ll see you later~


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Emina Beauty Bliss BB Cream Natural Shade Review & Swatch

Monday, April 11, 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~ For those living in Indonesia, Emina may be familiar to some of you since their release last year. It is a local brand that (probably) has one the cutest packaging in the market right now. The brand gives off a cheerful, summery, girlie image that comes with colorful packaging. I know I’m remarkably late in getting my hands on this BB cream to review it on my blog. Nonetheless, here is what I think about Emina Beauty Bliss Cream.


The BB cream comes in a separate box that has a wonderful illustration of a castle that feels like it was taken off a fairy tale. The tube has the same color scheme and a princess-like feel to it.

One of the downside from this BB cream is the packaging. Tube is a nightmare to work with as it dispenses extra product even with the slightest push of the tube. See the picture above? That's how troublesome the tube is.


Despite the presence of ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate along with titanium dioxide, it doesn't list the level of SPF or PA. Maybe they are used for something else? Not sure. However, it does have dimethicones and the like, which help control excess oil. It doesn't contain any parabens, but I think uses tocopheryl acetate as preservative and antioxidant. One of the things I like about it is the absence of fragrance, making it more suitable for people with sensitive skin.


The consistency of this BB cream is similar to a lotion. It blends easily on my skin even without any tools. The shade isn’t too bright for my skin tone, so I don’t end up looking like a ghost. All pale and whatnot. It helps brightens my skin tone and neutralizes any redness on my cheeks.

Left: Bare Face
Right : 2 Layers of  BB cream evenly all over my face to show coverage

The coverage isn't the greatest compared to other BB creams that is able to conceal light acne scars. It does help even out my skin and reduce any redness appearance on my cheeks. Notice the red marks on the edge of my nose and mouth is evened out. It looks semi matte, so it still looks a bit natural.

This BB cream doesn’t last all day on my combination leaning more towards oily skin type. It fades after around two hours when I’m at work. Maybe it’s my excess oil that helps ‘clear’ the BB cream off my face.

I like to dot the BB cream on the center of my face and blending it with a face brush. With this method, I don't have to worry having a visible/harsh line on my jaw line that makes it look like I'm using a mask. It just leaves the center of the face bright, without the edge being a different color than the neck. It can be blended with your fingers, but it tends to leave a stain that needs to be washed.

Despite the poor longevity, I kinda like using this BB cream on the weekends when I only go out for a short amount of time. It just helps cover the slight blemishes I have on my skin and gives me a more natural finish. As I would like to call it, “still-looks-a-bit-like-skin” makeup.

What about you? Have you tried this BB cream from Emina before? Let me know in the comments below what you think about it. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Emina Beauty Bliss BB Cream
Rp 32,000
Available at Watsons, Sociolla, and other drugstores.


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GULACO Sumo Body Butter & Shea Butter Review

Monday, April 04, 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~ Do you have dry skin that it looks like it's cracking on the surface? You can see white lines along with bits of flaky skin on the sides. Well, I have those problems on my legs, especially on the shin and ankles. In moments like this, I turn to body butters as they are more moisturizing than your conventional body lotions.

Gulaco was kind enough to let me try their newest body prducts, namely the Sumo Body Butter and the unrefined shea butter that can be used for all over the body.

Sumo Body Butter



Made from 40% Shea Butter, this body butter is formulated for those blessed with very dry skin. It has a blend of beneficial oils from cocoa butter to vitamin E to further moisturize the driest of skin.


I received two cans of body butter, namely Great Joy and Perfect Happiness. Creative, dreamy names like these get me all the time. I once bought a lipstick just because I like the name, lol. 



Both body butters contain the same ingredients which consisted of two types of butter (shea butter and cocoa butter), three oils (coconut, avocado and almond oil), beeswax (to retain the solid texture), vitamin E (antioxidant and preservative), and fragrance. The difference is the scent; Perfect Happiness has a floral scent that ends with a sweet, nutty note, whereas Great Joy has a baby powder scent.



Anyway, the texture of these body butters are unique as they look solid inside the cans, but once rubbed on the skin, they turn to an oily consistency. The packaging suggest a small amount is all that is needed to moisturize your skin. A pea sized amount, even. 



My extra, super dry shin can't just have a pea sized amount. Nope. I need three pea sized body butters to properly moisturize it. It is on the greasy side right after it is rubbed on the skin, but throughout the day, it reduces in its 'greasiness'. 

If your skin isn't as dry as mine, you can get away with applying just a pea sized amount. Just remember to leave your skin slightly damp after a shower as it will help the body butter work better because it traps the moisture and prevents it from escaping your skin. This body butter fits into the 'emollient' category rather than 'humectant'.

Bottom line, I like this Sumo Body butter despite its greasiness at the start. My shins look a lot better than it was before using this. Apologies for not having a before and after photo. I guess you'll just have to take my word for it.

100% Unrefined Shea Butter
The word unrefined in the title means that there are no chemical additive involved in making it, hence the yellow color. It claims to be an all-around butter from stretch marks all the way to a simple moisturizer for your face as it doesn't clog your pores. 



Truth be told, I still don't have the courage to apply it on my face because of the oily nature of my skin. I did, however, apply it on the dry areas on my body, such as my elbow, my cuticles and my lips. 

This product is a must-have for my lips because it soften any dry, chapped areas and makes it silky smooth again. It is a bit of a hassle to apply it with my fingers, especially when I'm on the go. It has a slight nutty scent, nothing too overpowering for me.

Overall, these products will suit you if you have dry skin (or very dry skin like me) because of their emollient nature in trapping the moisture and keeping your skin moist. The shea butter is now included in my night time skincare routine to keep my lips moist the next morning.

Howe about you? Have you tried any Gulaco products, especially this collection? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Sumo Body Butter (Rp 80,000)
Unrefined 100% Shea Butter (Rp 90,000)
Line - gulaco
WA - 0878 8328 4318
Instagram - gulaco
Facebook - /gulacofficial
Twitter - gulacofficial


P.S: There is a giveaway going on on my instagram account @snangoi . Have a chance at winning these awesome body butters! Good luck~

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