Tuesday, September 30, 2014

[Outfit Diary] : Singapore Holiday

Just like what I have previously mentioned in my last post, I had a short holiday trip with my old college friends to Singapore about three weeks ago. I also promised you some short posts for this week, so here's another short post for today...

It's just a photo album featuring some of the pictures from my recent trip with my besties. It includes my #ootd for the three days trip:


On the first day we went straight to Ikea. It's my first time ever to go to Ikea store and I have known Ikea for so long. I first knew about it from my dad's old Ikea catalogue since I was 12 years old, and interior design is one of my passion too, so of course I was super excited to go to Ikea for the first time. I didn't shop much here because I knew that Jakarta's version of Ikea would be open soon in October ;p

We went everywhere by bus or MRT, but other times we took the taxi too. After Ikea we went to my friends's house to take a rest before going out at night again to Mustafa to buy some chocolates. 


Wearing: Batik Top c/o Roxy // Jeggings from Uniqlo
Sandals from Payless // Bag is Tokidoki from LeSportSac
Bracelet is new (gifted)



On the second day we went to Universal Studios which is our main destination here. It was the first time for me and I had a really great time and would love to repeat every rides and attraction if I could, especially the Transformers and The Mummy which is THE coolest ride I've ever been on! It's super exciting and such an awesome ride, especially since I sat at the front during the Mummy ride ;)





Anyway, I was planning to wear shorts that day but unfortunately it was my first period day so I couldn't take the risk. That's why I was the only one who wear pants in the photo ;) Luckily my pants are cotton so it's airy and didn't caused much heat.

 Wearing: Tank Top from Benetton // Printed Pants (Bday Gift)
Sandals from Payless // Necklace from Mom (hand me down)
Bangle from Garage Sale // Tokidoki from LeSportSac Bag // H&M Sunglasses


On day three we have come up with the idea of wearing themed-outfit and we agreed on "stripes". Luckily all of our stripes are in similar shades so it makes a group photo looks cuter ;p 

We split up on day three because some of us wants to go to the Supertree Grove / the Avatar Jungle, while the rest of us wants to go eat some Indian food in Little India. 


So we split up and we all met again later in the afternoon. I was in the group that went to the Supertree Grove, and boy that place is surely a great photo-op because it seems that every corner makes a beautiful back drop for every photo !

It is one of the places in Singapore that are popular with tourists because aside from the vast garden and the unique giant "supertree grove", you can also see the Marina Bay Sands up close from there. Marina Bay Sands is the one that has a "boat" stucked on top of three buildings. I never really like it because for me it seems like a weird architectural form ;p



Presenting a selfie ootd taken in 50 meters high above surface ^o^
 Wearing: Striped Top from Stradivarius // Jeggings from Uniqlo
Sandals from Payless // Tokidoki for LeSportSac Bag
Necklace from Forever 21 // Bangle is new (gifted)


That's it for my outfit diary, and below are some left-over photos from the trip...
If you are subscribing to my other blog TIGERLILY'S BOOK then you will read the full details of my trip there because that's where I blogged about all my trips. So if you haven't check out that blog yet, please do so ... :)



 See you on my next post!


Cheers,

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What's In My Travel Beauty Bag - Singapore Edition

Hi beautiful creatures... 
How are you guys doing? I haven't been actively blogging lately because I haven't had the time to write. Two weekends ago I went to Singapore for a short holiday trip with my old college friends (all-girls). We went to Universal Studio which is awesome! I also went to the Avatar Jungle and Ikea as well. It was a super fun 3 days trip with besties and I adored every minute of it. 

The next weekend (which is last weekend) I went for another short break with my big family. We stayed overnight in a huge villa in Puncak area. Puncak is a neighboring leisure spot just an hour away from Jakarta / or even less than an hour.


Anyway, I have plans for short posts coming up soon to fill in the long gaps on this blog so please expect some short posts here for the next several days. First short post for today is "What's In My Bag: Singapore edition". 

I brought three pouches this time for a 3 days trip. One smaller pouch is for my daily makeup bag which I bring with me everywhere inside my bag. One bigger pouch is to store my bodycare and skincare products, and another bigger pouch is to store all my makeup products.


First pouch is for my bodycare and skincare products. I bought the plastic pouch from Strawberry store at the mall and because it's plastic so I don't have to worry about products leaking and ruin everything in my luggage.

I only bring the essentials such as shower gel, body lotion, shampoo, moisturizer, body spray, etc. I have several travel size items that I collected in my travel stash and I like to change them up every time I travel. For this time, here are the travel size products I brought with me:

- Toothbrush and toothbrush holder
- L'Oreal Anti Hairfall Shampoo
- Lancome La Vie est Belle Shower Gel
- Lancome La Vie est Belle Body Lotion
- Bath & Body Works Frosted Snowberry Fragrance Mist
- Burts Bees Nourishing Body Lotion
- Burts Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream
- Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk
- Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Oil


The second pouch I used for my makeup products is the hot pink Victoria's Secret pouch which I love to use when I travel because it's big and roomy so it can hold a lot of stuffs. I don't usually wear too much makeup when I'm on holiday but I still need some coverage and light makeup to look good in pictures ^o^

Here are the makeup products I brought with me ( I like having a few color options so I usually bring 1-2 shades of blushes, shadows, lippies with me ):


Base:
- Maybelline BB Stick in Natural
- Skin79 Diamond BB Cream
- NYX HD Concealer in yellow
- Philosophy Retractable Face Brush (in pink tube)
- Sleek Blush in Flamingo
- Sleek Blush in Flushed

Eyes:
- Sleek Maximum Impact Eyeshadow in Khaki
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze (must have!)
- Make Up Forever Aqua Shadow Stick in 26E
- Revlon Eyeliner Pencil in black
- Koji Dolly Wink Eyeliner
- Maybelline The Magnum Volum Express Mascara
- Maybelline The Rocket Volum Mascara
- Maybelline 24hr Coloring Brow Mascara in dark brown
- Elianto Ultra-Define Eyebrow Pencil in dark brown


Lips:
- Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil in Soft Rose
- Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten
- MAC Lip Glass in Pink Clash
- MUA Intense Kisses Lip Gloss in Lips Are Sealed
- MAC Lipstick in Spice is Nice
- Burts Bees Lip Balm with peppermint and vitamin E


Last but not least, here are the shades of the Sleek blushes as well as the Sleek eyeshadow and Maybelline Color Tattoo:



See you on my next post !


Hugs and Kissies,
 

Friday, September 19, 2014

[MAKE-UP] : MAYBELLINE Eye-Mazing Eyes Kit

Several weeks ago I received this super cute purple and yellow packaging from Maybelline Indonesia. It's a cute box-set called "Eye-mazing Eyes Kit" which includes four products for a dramatic eye makeup look.


The Kit.
The box include four popular Maybelline products which are also their best-seller products at the counter. Among the products included in the box there is one new product from Maybelline that I haven't tried before which is the Fashion Brow 24hr Coloring Mascara (more about this below).

At first my box didn't include the Brow Mascara so that's why you'll only see three products on the second photo below. But when I asked the PR team they kindly sent me a new Brow Mascara to complete my set.


As you can see, there are only three products on the above photo which are:
Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in black
Maybelline Eye Studio 24hr Color Tattoo in Painted Purple
Maybelline The Magnum Volum Express Mascara in black

And later that week I also received one product to complete my Eye-mazing Eyes Kit which is the Maybelline Fashion Brow 24hr Coloring Mascara in dark brown (shown on photo below).



The Products.
Now let's get on to the details of each products. I will put up a short details of each product according to the booklet that I received along with the kit. These four products are all you need to create a dramatic eye look.

The Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner is a super intense liquid liner. It has a flexible brush that's easy to use and the result is an intense long-lasting line that won't smudge or move once it set on the eyelid. I love that it's waterproof and smudge-proof too because I have oily eyelid, but this eyeliner really stays put and it give me a bold black line that's perfect for dramatic look.

Price: Rp.36.100,-
Swatches (thin & thick) :


The Maybelline Eye Studio 24hr Color Tattoo is a gel-cream eyeshadow that claimed to last for 24 hour (hence the name). It comes in many shades including neutral and vivid colors. I got the Painted Purple which is a deep-purple shade that looks gorgeous and vibrant. I already owned two of these Color Tattoo eyeshadows and I love them, so I'm happy to add this purple one into my collection.

What I love about these Color Tattoos eyeshadows are the pigmented color and the creamy texture that's easy to use even with your finger. When I'm in a hurry all I need to do is just swipe my finger into one of the Color Tattoos (my favorite is "Bad To The Bronze" which is perfect for everyday color), and swipe it on to my lid and I'm ready to go!

Price: Rp.62.500,-
Swatch:


The Maybelline Magnum Volum Express Mascara is one of Maybelline's best seller mascara. The new formula claims to have 2x Collagen for even more volume. 

I always love Maybelline mascaras. I've tried many of them and I never had a bad experience with any of them. This yellow tube of mascara is also one of the best from Maybelline. It gives me volume, thickness, and longer lashes without clumping. I also love that it's waterproof and did not smudge on my oily eyelid. It stays put all day and the curved wand make it a little bit easier to apply on both upper and bottom lashes.

Price:  Rp.84.900,-


The Maybelline Fashion Brow 24hr Coloring Mascara is the new star from Maybelline. It is also the product that makes me excited the most when I open the catalog from the Eye-Mazing Eyes Kit. It's a brow mascara that claims to be long-lasting for 24hr. The unique shape of the wand helps create a thicker and more refined brows.

It's actually my first time using a brow mascara and I think this one from Maybelline is easy to use even for a beginner. I do think that it's a bit harder to create a thin line for the outer corner of your eyebrows with this brow mascara, but if you're into thicker eyebrow look (like Korean makeup) then you can try using this brow coloring mascara ;) 

Price: Rp. 62.500,-
The Wand:

Now here is a simple look that I created using all four products above. I added Maybelline Color Show Khol Pencil in Gold for under eyes near the tearducts, and Maybelline Master Liner in black for under my eyes near the outer corner of my eyes.

I also use Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in Pinkalicious which I layered with Intense Kisses Lipgloss from MUA (Make Up Academy). 

I'm using just one color on my eyes which is the Painted Purple Color Tattoo Eyeshadow. It's a simple look but it has a dramatic feel to it because of the vibrant color and intense eyeliner.


I hope this could somehow be an inspiration for you and if you are a newbie in makeup I recommend Maybelline products because their products are quite affordable and you can choose from the many varieties that they have on their counter. 

I will tweet the link to this blog post and if you Re-tweet it you'll have a chance to win 7in1 Set of Color Tattoo from Maybelline! So don't forget to RT it HERE ;)


Hugs and Kissies,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

[SKINCARE]: VALENNO Papaya Series

My skin is looking a little bit dull these days, so recently I've been trying out a new skincare series that I found really helped with the dullness of my skin. About a week ago I received these Papaya series from Valenno which is a beauty brand that you can get via the Rakuten online shopping website.


Valenno is a new-to-me brand and this is my first time trying them. But from my experience after using their products for more than a week, I am really impressed with the overall quality of these products.

On the website I saw that Valenno has different series such as Papaya variant, Green Tea variant, and Q10 Chamomile variant. I have the Papaya series that is meant for whitening and brightening treatments. The products that I've been using are:
  • Valenno Papaya Facial Foam
  • Valenno Papaya Lightening Exfoliating Gel
  • Valenno Papaya Lightening Peel-Off Face Mask


The Papaya series is loaded with papaya extract and Vitamin E as the main ingredients. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and is full with nutrients that are good for skin regeneration. It also serves as an anti-aging product, and it also claim to help eliminate fine lines. 

While the Papaya extract contains a lot of vitamin C to brighten the face and remove dead skin cells. It also claim to help shrink pores, and rich with anti-oxidants as well as nutrients for brightening effect. 

NOTE: All the Valenno papaya series have a papaya scent but it's not over-throwing so I think it's alright, especially if you like fruity scents.



Valenno Papaya Facial Foam
It is a soft foaming cleanser that can lift the dirt off the face and loaded with vitamin B3 and grain scrubs to help exfoliate dead skin and helps remove blackheads as well as shrink pores. The texture is like a hard gel formula with gritty bits because of the grain scrubs. It's a little bit harder to squeeze off from the tube because of the thick formula but you only need a small amount of this to create a full lather for your whole face. 

I can see an instant brightening result after washing my face with this facial foam. It felt refreshing and my face also felt clean and looks fresh. It also didn't dry my face after cleansing.


Valenno Papaya Lightening Exfoliating Gel
From all the three products that I tried, this one is my most favorite. This is basically a face scrub that comes in the form of a clear gel. Unlike other face scrubs that I've tried before, this one has a unique texture. So it starts as a gel that you scrub in circular motion on your face without water, and then it would turned into a scrubby texture that really seems to scrub off the dirt and dead skin cells off your face! Just like using a traditional lulur but for your face :) - see the photo down below
 
I really like this one because it seems that it really makes my face clean afterwards but it does not dry my skin. Well I still use a moisturizer afterward but it didn't left a super dry feeling on my skin like when all your oils are stripped off your face. So I think it's a very lovely product to try.


Valenno Papaya Lightening Peel-Off Face Mask
This is a face mask to complete the whole papaya treatment range. It contains licorice extract, and pro-vitamin B5 for a brighter and plump looking skin. I like using this as the last step of my cleansing routine. I like the texture of this face mask which felt cooling on the skin. You slather this face mask all over your face and then you wait for several minutes or until it hardens. It took about 20 minutes for me until it hardens, and then I washed it off. I know it says "peel-off" on the tube but I think it's more easier if you just wash it with warm water ;p

The result is a much brighter face, even my hubby said that my face looks more refined and plumped after using this face mask :)


THE INGREDIENTS
(click to enlarge)
FACIAL FOAM:
EXFOLIATING GEL:
FACE MASK:

THE TEXTURE:

The Exfoliating Gel Texture:
Before:
After:

Overall, I really like these Papaya series from Valenno. I can see that these really give a brightening effect which is good for my dull skin. I recommend using all three products together for better result. The price is very affordable so it's another plus in my book ;)

What I usually do is I wash my face with the facial foam first, and then I scrub it off with the lightening exfoliating gel, and then I use the face mask the last. As I told you above, my most favorite is the Lightening Exfoliating Gel, but i recommend all three products that I reviewed above if you're looking for something to brighten up dull skin.

You can get Valenno products on their online store at Rakuten HERE.

See you on my next review!


Hugs and Kissies,