Monday, January 19, 2015

[MAKE-UP] : ETUDE HOUSE Cotton Fit BB Cream

Etude House adalah salah satu brand Korea favorit saya. Alasan utama-nya tentu karena packaging-nya yang lucu disertai kualitas produknya yang oke. Salah satu produk Etude House favorit saya adalah BB Cream nya. Sebelumnya saya sudah pernah mencoba beberapa produk Etude House Indonesia dari rangkaian seri Precious Mineral, dan kali ini pun saya akan me-review salah satu produk dari seri tersebut.

Yang kali ini akan saya review adalah Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit BB Cream ...


(Emmm... iya saya pakai background kertas kado Frozen ;p).


Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit ini memiliki fungsi anti-darkening, anti-wrinkle, dan whitening. Plus ada tambahan SPF 30++ juga, jadi BB Cream ini oke banget buat make up pagi hari. BB Cream ini adalah salah satu varian dari seri Precious Mineral yang merupakan rangkaian best-seller nya Etude House. 

Khusus varian Cotton Fit ini kalau dari berbagai sumber yang saya baca adalah varian BB Cream yang mempunyai hasil akhir yang matte sehingga cocok untuk oily skin / combination skin. 

Untuk pilihan shade-nya ada tiga macam: Light Beige, Natural Beige, dan Honey Beige. Kebetulan untuk review kali ini saya mencoba yang Honey Beige.


"This all-day pearly bright skin BB Cream perfectly glides onto skin providing clear and bright complexion with a smooth, cotton-like powdery finish for flawless skin.."

Sesuai claim-nya, BB Cream ini mempunyai formula yang lembut, ringan, dan powdery seperti kapas. Waktu pertama kali saya coba pun saya langsung suka sama formulanya yang cocok banget untuk kulit kombinasi saya. Teksturnya pas (tidak kental dan tidak terlalu cair) sehingga bisa meresap di kulit dengan cepat. 

Hasilnya adalah warna kulit yang merata, halus, dan mampu menutupi ketidaksempurnaan pada kulit. Hasil akhirnya memang matte, apalagi kalau sudah ditambah dengan bedak atau finishing powder, jadinya matte dan smooth. Suka bangett!

 

Formulanya ringan dengan hasil coverage medium. Pemakaian dengan kuas maupun dengan jari tangan dua-duanya memberikan hasil yang baik. Untuk pemakaian make-up ringan sehari-hari biasanya saya hanya memakai jari tangan untuk membaurkan BB Cream nya. Tapi apabila saya punya waktu ekstra biasanya saya akan pakai kuas untuk hasil yang lebih merata.

Oya, yang saya suka selain hasil akhirnya yang pas di kulit, saya juga suka kemasannya yang praktis karena dilengkapi dengan pump dispenser, jadi nggak perlu dituang ke tangan dan nggak takut produknya tumpah kemana-mana. Cukup ditekan sekali saja dan satu kali pump biasanya sudah cukup untuk seluruh muka saya (^_^) -- Kalau pemakaian dengan kuas atau bila ingin hasil yang coverage nya lebih tebal biasanya butuh satu kali pump lagi.



Foto-foto di bawah ini adalah contoh "Before & After" setelah pemakaian Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit BB Cream. Pada foto yang pertama dapat dilihat perbedaan pada kulit saya yang memperlihatkan bahwa coverage BB Cream ini cukup oke.

Lalu pada foto berikutnya dapat dilihat pemakaian di kulit muka saya sebelum dan sesudah aplikasi produk. Foto pertama adalah foto sebelum pemakaian, foto kedua adalah setelah pemakaian BB cream, dan foto ketiga adalah ketika ditambahkan finishing powder setelah BB cream.

Coverage Test :

Application Test:

You can see how my dark spots are covered nicely after adding the bb cream and a finishing powder, right? Foto diatas adalah ketika saya memakai BB Cream nya tipis-tipis saja untuk pemakaian sehari-hari. Dengan pemakaian produk yang sedikit lebih banyak maka dark spots akan tertutup sempurna.

BB Cream ini cukup tahan seharian tanpa terasa meleleh di wajah walaupun cuaca lagi panas. Rasanya blush-on saya juga jadi menempel sempurna di pipi. Karena formulanya yang ringan seperti cotton maka sama sekali tidak terasa "berat" di kulit muka. Cocok untuk make up natural sehari-hari maupun untuk makeup pesta yang lebih tebal :)


Saya dapat Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit ini dari Nihonmart Beauty – Toko Kosmetik Online. Di website Nihonmart harganya lagi diskon, dari IDR 381,000 jadi IDR 295,000 >>> Saat yang tepat untuk beli BB Cream ini  :D

Ada yang sudah pernah coba BB Cream ini ?



Hugs and Kissies,

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Current Favorites ...


Hi loves! I thought I'm gonna do a monthly favorites today because I haven't been doing this series for a long time now. My last Monthly Favorites post was back in September (CLICK HERE) so I think it would be fun to do monthly favorites again. I will try to keep it more short and simple (^_^)

These are actually my current favorite products that I've been using for the last couple of months, so I consider them as current favorites instead. Most of them are old products that I'm still using until now. I also found two new "favorite products combination" - means two products that works really great for me if used together. 

Anyway, I try to broaden the list this time so this favorite post includes skincare, makeup, and also hair products (and my current fave scent!).


In no particular order:
L'oreal Paris Fall Repair 1 Minute Treatment Mask
I love using hair masks but I can't stand the extra long time that I have to spent in the bathroom when doing a hair mask. This one minute hair mask is the answer to my prayer. Now I can get the wonderful result of a hair mask with just one minute extra time in the bathroom. Score!

Cabin Crew Kit Skin Renewal Serum
I was introduced to this serum a while ago and have loved it ever since. This serum seems to fix any problems that my skin sometimes has. If my skin is acting out I would just go with this serum to tame the problem. You can read my Full Review here.


Sleek Blush in Flushed
Sleek makes gorgeous blushes with affordable price. Flushed is one of my favorite shade from Sleek blushes. It may look really dark red in the pan but it actually would give you a naturally red cheek, you know the kind of natural red cheek that you might have if you run up the hill in the cold air? Well at least that's how they describe it ;)

Revlon Photoready The Impressionist Eyeshadow Palette
I love Revlon palettes for everyday light makeup. They're easy to carry and their neutral palette has gorgeous browns and beiges for everyday neutral look. I love the slightly-buttery texture of the eyeshadows and I've been using this palette almost everyday because of the neutral shades. I think I have featured this palette in one of my previous Favorites post before, but I can't help featuring it again because I do use this palette so much these past few months.


 

Favorite-Products-Combination : 
Watsons Honey Treatment Shampoo + Ellips Hair Vitamin Capsules
Wet n Wild Goddess Bronzer + MUA F6 Contouring Blush

Watsons Honey Treatment Shampoo
It's a rare occasion that I put up shampoos in my favorite post because there are only a few of them that would work wonders for my hair. This one from Watsons was actually a blind-purchase. I didn't know if it would work for me but I bought it anyway. Luckily for me, this has been a wonderful shampoo for my combination hair (oily scalp + dry strands). 

Ellips Hair Vitamin Capsules
This is a super old product that I just recently grabbed from my stash. I know it's old but I'm still using them anyway (^o^). These capsules used to be not working so great for my hair, but when I use it with the Watsons Honey Shampoo above the combination makes my hair very very happy :) Finally now I can use these hair capsules to my benefit!


Wet n Wild Bronzer in Goddess
I'm mostly lazy to put on bronzer when I go out, but when I do wear bronzer this is my favorite one to use lately. I usually only put on a light sweep of this bronzer because the shade is a bit tricky, but once I got the hang of it I now use this bronzer with confidence. 

MUA F6 Blusher & Contouring Brush
This is my favorite brush to use a bronzer. Although it also says "blusher" but I only use this as my contouring brush. The angled shape makes it perfect to apply bronzer on to the hollow of my cheeks. This MUA brush + the Wet n Wild bronzer above is another favorite "products-combination" of mine.



FAVORITE SCENT
Ikea Sinnlig Candle
I burned this candle almost everyday because I put this in my work table beside my laptop. This candle smells so goood and very calming. Ikea don't name their candle scents but I think the picture on the lid of this grey one says that this is a "spa" scent. And it does reminds me of that serene calming scent of a spa. I would def buy this again once I ran out of it.




 What are your most-used product this month?




 Hugs and Kissies,

Saturday, January 10, 2015

[REPLACEMENTS] : Currently Using ...

Aloha! I know that on my previous post I promised you a sneak peek of my hand soap collection, well I thought hand soaps might not be a beauty-related item so I wouldn't post about it here in this blog. Instead, I would post it on my other blog TIGERLILY's BOOK where I write about all the things that are not beauty & fashion related such as decor, travel, stationary, home living, etc..


So if you're interested to see my fancy hand soap collection OR if you want to read about all the things that I mention above, please go ahead and visit my other blog HERE. Don't forget to also subscribe or leave comments while you're there! I'll return the favors by visiting you back :)


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So anyhooo.... Today's post should've been up a couple months back but it's better late than never, right? Starting this year I'm planning a few new series to be up on this blog and here is one of them. This series would be called "Replacements" which would introduce some of the new products that I'll be using to replace the products that I finished. 

If you're my regular reader than you probably are familiar with my Empties post in which I feature all the products that I finished using within a month or within a particular period of time. As a continuation to the Empties series, I'm gonna put up a Replacements series in which I feature new products that I'm currently using to replace the emptied products.

I'm still not sure if this new series would be a regular one but here's my first post of the series. I put some code in the photo details:
  • [New] means that the product is new (usually a recent purchase that I haven't opened before). 
  • [From Stash] means that the product is an old one / already opened - which has been sitting in my stash waiting to be re-used.

 EMPTIED: Makarizo Advisor Hair Repair Leave-In Conditioner
REPLACEMENT: Herbal Essences Touchable Moisture Hair Conditioner (new)

 EMPTIED: Garnier Lightening Gel Roll-On
REPLACEMENT: Skin Food Gold Caviar Lifting Eye Serum (new)

 EMPTIED: Schwarzkopf Extra Care Hydro Collagen Shampoo
REPLACEMENT: Watsons Honey Repairing Treatment Shampoo (new)

EMPTIED: Rosary Nail Polish Remover
REPLACEMENT: Revlon Extra Moisturizing Nail Enamel Remover (new)


I usually spend my weekend in my parents or parents in law's house, so I always bring my travel beauty case and used all my travel size products extensively. That's why I finished my travel size products rather quickly. Here are the products that I'm replacing from my travel beauty case:

TRAVEL ITEMS:
 EMPTIED: Cath Kidston Wild Rose Travel Body Wash & Body Lotion
REPLACEMENT: Etude House Dress Room Body Wash & Body Lotion (from stash)

 EMPTIED: Eskulin Belle Body Splash
REPLACEMENT: Bath & Body Works Snowberry Body Spray (from stash)



 EMPTIED: DiorSnow BB Creme
REPLACEMENT: Skin79 Diamond BB Cream (new)

EMPTIED: Bath & Body Works Candy Cane Bliss Pocket Hand Bac
REPLACEMENT: Bath & Body Works Paris Amour Pocket Hand Bac (from stash)

My Favorite:
I love this BBW Paris Amour hand bac paired with my pink studded sleeve, also from BBW :)



That's it for my current replacements.
By the way, do you have any favorite BBW handbac scent? Lemme know!



Hugs and Kissies,

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

[Shopping Diary]: First Purchase of The Year - 2015

I just finished typing my Yearly Highlights post which I regularly wrote every year to see what I've been doing during that period of time, and also to reflect back on what has happened during that year and how far I have come within a year. I usually post it on this blog because the yearly highlights usually includes this blog's development, however this year I decided to do a more personal review because I haven't been actively blogging for the last months of 2014 so I didn't really have much to say about this blog's development. So if you wanna see my personal highlights of the year you can hop on over to my other blog TIGERLILY'S BOOK (^_^).

On a side note, I've been busy re-arranging my wardrobe room this past month because I still haven't finished the whole decor of our place yet (although it's been a year after we moved in), but here is where I got so far in our wardrobe room:
It's still a work in progress so it's not done yet. 
One little thing at a time, right? :)


Okay, now for today's real post, let's take a break on the *Old-Faves* series and let's move into something else more exciting which is my first haul of 2015 (^_^). I made the same post back in January 2014 and my first purchase for last year was This Works In The Midnight Hour set that I purchased from BeautyBay.com. The set includes a Deep Sleep Shower Gel and Deep Sleep Stress-Less Roll On (you can read about that HERE).

Now for this year's first purchase are actually a couple of items that I got when I went to the mall a couple days ago (^_^). 


Bath & Body Works just recently opened their store here in Jakarta so I was beyond ecstatic when I first heard the news. Of course I couldn't missed it and had to go there to check out the store!

Unfortunately there weren't many sales as I was expecting. There weren't any hand bac sanitizer either which is actually what I'm after because I love collecting them cute little things. The only sale that was going on was "Buy 2 Handsoaps for IDR 160.000" - so I bought that because I also happen to hoard fancy hand soaps ;p


Me and hubby picked up the Peach Bellini Gentle Foaming Hand Soap and the Twilight Woods Deep Cleansing Hand Soap. Me and hubby always prefer the foaming hand soap because it feels more luxurious with the foams, and I think it also saves us money in the long run because you only need one pump for every use. One press/pump and it would foam up nicely. But this time I also want to try out their other variant which is the Deep Cleansing version so I picked up one of those too. (I'll put up my BBW hand soap collection post tomorrow!).

And of course, the candles !
I still couldn't let myself to buy a IDR 280000 candle (>_<) but I couldn't let myself go home without some BBW candles so I look up the mini ones instead. I was so happy to be able to try some BBW candles because it's been on my wish list for so long. On top of my BBW wish list candle is the Leaves scent which is one of their best-selling scent so I got that one, along with another scent from my wish list which is the Mahogany Teakwood.



The mall where I went to BBW also has Sephora (I almost bought the Sephora Dry Shampoo and the Benefit Real Lash Mascara), and also Victoria's Secret counter which surprisingly to me was having an annual sale of 50% Off! 

I have another wish list of things that I want to buy from VS so I went to the store to check whether the items on my wish list were on sale or not. It appears that all the beauty cases as well as gadget case, wallets, small bags etc were on sale. The bodycare section were also on sale and I saw some body lotion sets that were on 50% discount - which is so worth it!

I didn't get any bodycare products because I only want two things which were their travel makeup brush case and their passport case. I saw one of their travel makeup set that came with a cute leopard print case about 2 years ago but it was a little bit pricey. Well I didn't found the exact same travel set that I want but I do find a very similar case which was on 50% sale. I also asked the sales person if the passport case was also on discount and he said "yes" so I grab the one that looks the prettiest on the counter (I originally wanted the pink one on my wishlist but they were out of the pink ones, so I picked up the gorgeous blue one instead).


They have many cute and pretty little makeup case and pouches as well - all were on 50% discount. I feel like I wanna bring a lot of them home (because we need pouches, right?). The leopard print travel case that I bought has lots of rooms to store things. It is laminated with plastic so it's waterproof. It also has a hanger inside so I can hang it on the bathroom vanity / shower. I also love the interior design of the case which is dominated with black lace (leopard print + black lace = AWESOME!!).

It has lots of narrow zippered compartments so I think it would be great for my makeup brushes (I always struggle to bring my brushes when traveling). And the best part is the bottom compartment is removable so I can have two separate pouches ! The price after discount was IDR 179500 and I got two cases out of one price :)

(the interior)

(removable pouch)

The passport case original price was IDR 529000 so there's no way that I would pay for it full price (*cringe*). It is made from good quality leather - almost like a saffiano leather so I bet it would be durable for a long time. I also love the mint/blue interior which is so cute and pretty. 

Well, I actually don't know why I bought it because I don't go overseas that often, but I just love seeing it and wanted to have it. Hmm, I think those might be the symptoms of an acute shopping disease (>_<)

Anyway, I think I probably bought it because I'm hoping that I would have many overseas trip in the future (Amien), so it's kinda like a reminder for me to save some money for overseas holiday in the future. [ A true shopaholic must always have a reason to justify her purchases] ;P


That's it for my first purchases this year. Hubby also bought a wallet from Topman because his old wallet is already starting to torn apart. The wallet was on sale too at Topman. The next door Topshop also has a sale going on but nothing exciting for me on the sale section.

One last thing, I also wanted to show you my latest purchase of last year (2014) which is a group of pretty looking combs and hair brushes from Forever 21 (^_^). These were not on sale and actually pretty pricey for a hair brush but hey, just look at them.. My heart goes weak when faced with something like these ... My wallet would just surrender ...


So that's the end of today's post. Don't forget that the Victorias Secret Annual Sale will be going on until 25th January if I'm not mistaken so go ahead and grab the sale before it's too late :) Now I need to get some sleep because tomorrow I have to go to the lab for my fertility treatment. Wish me luck!


Hugs and Kissies,