Thursday, October 30, 2014

[CANDLES] : TWILIGHT Cinnamon Candles

I've been asked to add more candle reviews here on this blog so I thought today I'm gonna do one ;)

If you're my Indonesian readers then you probably noticed that scented candles are not commonly available here in our country, right? I used to buy my scented candles at Ace Hardware that sells Yankee candles as well as a few other brands. And now we have the newly opened Ikea store which also sells a number of scented candles. 

Other places to look for candles are local online stores. I also found some cute cat candles in the Office 1 Store and I found these Twilight candles at Informa store. 

First of all, these Twilight candles are one of the cheapest candles I found locally. Compared to Yankee Candles which retails for IDR 29.900 for the smallest votive size, these twilight candles are much more cheaper than that, but I think these Twilight candles are smaller in size though. I actually forgot how much these candles cost me because I bought these since 3 years ago and I remember it was on discount so I bought three of them because they are so cheap.

Other than the affordable price, I also like the packaging of Twilight candles which already come with its little tin compartment. Yankee Candles doesn't come with compartment if you buy the smallest size (votive). I also think the design on the tin of these Twilight candles are pretty and looks elegant if you put it on display. It would accentuate the room nicely even if you don't light it.

There were a number of scents to choose from but I chose Cinnamon because I like the slightly sweet woodsy scent that I got from sniffing the candle. BUT although these Twilight cinnamon candles smells good on the tin, it doesn't really have a strong scent when lit. 

Although it says "high fragrance candle" on the packaging but I didn't find it strong-scented, actually I didn't smell anything at all even after I burned all three of them at the same time. It would took hours and hours of burning these three candles at the same time to finally get a hint of the cinnamon scent.

So these Twilight cinnamon candle is a bit of disappointment for me. Other than it's good looking outer packaging, I don't like anything else from this candle. I found these candles rather useless because it's very hard to notice the scent once it burned. It also doesn't burn evenly so it creates a hollow part in the middle which I hate.

However, I still might try other scents from Twilight candles though, because based from  my experience of burning a variety of candles, sometimes it doesn't mean that the quality would be the same for all the candles even though they came from the same manufacturer. Some candles have stronger scent-throw compared to other scents from the same candle company. So yeah, I might try other scents from Twilight Candles because they're quite cheap to buy anyway...

How about you? Have you tried Twilight candles before? 
Let me know how it goes...

Hugs and Kissies,

Monday, October 27, 2014

BIODERMA Sensibio & Sebium [Review & Giveaway!]

Di blog Two Thousand Things ini saya lumayan sering mention tentang pembersih wajah favorit saya yaitu Bioderma Sensibio yang merupakan pembersih wajah super praktis tanpa bilas. Produk ini mengandung bahan dasar Micellar Water yang mampu mengangkat kotoran dan makeup sampai benar-benar bersih.

Dari awal saya kenal Bioderma waktu pertama kali masuk ke Indonesia, semenjak itu pula saya selalu punya stok botol Bioderma Sensibio H2O di meja rias saya ;) Untuk yang belum tau, Bioderma Sensibio H20 adalah produk Bioderma pertama yang masuk ke pasar Indonesia. 

Saya pernah menulis review lengkap tentang Bioderma Sensibio H20 beberapa bulan lalu, kamu bisa membaca review lengkapnya disini. Bioderma Sensibio ini sebenarnya ditujukan untuk kulit sensitif, tapi walaupun kulit saya waktu itu cenderung kombinasi oily tapi saya tetap bisa pakai Sensibio H20 dengan nyaman dan saya suka sekali hasilnya yang benar-benar bisa mengangkat banyak makeup dari kulit muka.

Kalau dulu di Indonesia baru ada varian yang Sensibio, sekarang Bioderma sudah mengeluarkan varian terbarunya yaitu Sebium H20. Produk Bioderma sendiri mempunyai beberapa jenis varian, diantaranya adalah Sensibio dan Sebium. Untuk kulit yang cenderung kering dan kulit sensitif bisa menggunakan Bioderma Sensibio H20 yang berwarna merah, sementara untuk kulit yang berminyak atau berjerawat dapat menggunakan varian Sebium H20 yang berwarna hijau.

Untuk Sebium H20 mengandung bahan paten FluidActiv yang dapat membantu mengontrol sebum serta mengurangi kemungkinan pori-pori tersumbat. Produk ini non-comedogenic sehingga tidak menimbulkan komedo, juga tidak menyebabkan kulit menjadi kering.

Setelah memakai Sebium H20 selama beberapa hari terakhir ini saya merasa sangat cocok dengan kandungan dan formulanya, serta sangat puas dengan hasilnya. Kebetulan kulit saya akhir-akhir ini sering berminyak karena cuaca sering panas. Setiap kali pakai Sebium langsung terasa enak di kulit dan setelahnya kulit saya juga masih terasa lembab. Kalau dibandingkan dengan Sensibio saya kira dua-duanya sama hebatnya dan saya pun suka keduanya ;)

Selain produk pembersih wajah tanpa bilas ini, setiap varian juga mempunyai beberapa jenis produk lainnya seperti pelembab, foaming gel, dsb. Kalian bisa cek di facebook Bioderma atau cek di konternya langsung.

Nah kalau kalian penasaran sama dua produk Bioderma diatas, kalian bisa mendapatkan kesempatan untuk memenangkan your very own Bioderma Sensibio/Sebium karena kali ini Two Thousand Things (TTT) bekerjasama dengan Bioderma Indonesia dalam bentuk sebuah Giveaway untuk kalian my lovely readers ^___^

Simak rules-nya di bawah ini, dan jangan lupa ajak teman-temanmu untuk ikutan juga ya. And one more thing, Good Luck! :)

T.T.T x Bioderma Giveaway !

Kalian bisa memenangkan Bioderma Sensibio atau Bioderma Sebium (250ml) seharga Rp.190000,-
Dapatkan juga small prize untuk teman-teman kalian hanya dengan men-tag 5 orang teman! Masing-masing teman yang di tag oleh pemenang akan mendapatkan sample Sensibium (10ml). 
Lihat ketentuannya di bawah ini ...

(For 2 Winners!)

Persyaratan Wajib :

  • Pilih varian mana yang ingin kamu coba (Sensibio/Sebium) dan berikan comment di post ini: " Why Do You Want To Win Bioderma Sensibio / Sebium ? " - Sertakan juga nama, dan list dimana saja kalian sudah share giveaway ini. Formatnya sebagai berikut:
List: (contoh) - Tweeted, Facebook, Re-gram

- Sesuai pesan sponsor, giveaway ini Hanya Berlaku bagi domisili Jabodetabek, Bandung, Surabaya, Bali.
- Giveaway ini terbuka untuk 2 minggu, dari tgl 27 October - 9 November 2014.
- Akan ada 2 pemenang yang masing-masing mendapatkan satu botol Bioderma sesuai pilihan. Plus 5 orang teman pemenang yang di-tag akan mendapatkan sample Bioderma Sensibio.

Good luck guys!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OCTOBER - Lippies Of The Month !

I'm gonna start a new series here on my blog and it's gonna be called "Lippies Of The Month" (as the title suggests) ;p It's basically just a post highlighting on my current favorite lippies which could be a lipstick or a lip gloss or both!

I have quite an accumulation of lip colors from lipstick, lip glosses, colored lip balms, etc - although my collection probably not as much as the ones on other blogs but I think sometimes I still got a little bit overwhelmed. So what I do now is trying not to buy any new ones anymore (unless it's very very interesting or there's a discount I could not say no to), and I also try to rotate my lipstick, glosses, etc as frequently as I can, that way I'm hoping all my lippies collection are being used at least a couple of times so I'm not just hoarding them on my vanity.

For the past month I've been using this combination of a lipstick and a lipgloss almost everyday I go out. These used to be just sitting pretty on my vanity because the lipstick has a darker shade than what I normally would wear, and the lip gloss (despite it's name) has a brown-ish shade that doesn't go well with most of my other lipsticks. But I noticed that darker lip color is on the rage for the last few months so that's why I'm bringing myself to wear these darker colors lately to try to go along with the trend.

  • MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Spice Is Nice
  • MAC Lipglass in Pink Clash

I know it's not black or plum or dark purple color like what other beauty gurus wear (because I don't really know where to wear those colors without people looking at you here), but these dark brown shades are darker enough for me because I usually wear pink and true red lipsticks.

I used to wear brown lipsticks in high school because I'm not brave enough to rock a red one and pink is too girly for me back then, so I wear brown-ish lipstick instead. So I bought this shade from MAC counter out of nostalgic feeling, and because I don't own a brown-ish lipstick then.

Anyway, you can see the shade and how brown it is on the swatch picture below. As for the lipgloss, although the name says "pink clash" but there's no pink in it at all. It's more like a sparkly muted light brown instead. It shimmers beautifully just like Mac Lipglasses do, and layered on top of the Spice Is Nice lipstick it creates a nice shimmery glow and actually makes the dull lipstick become more attractive ;)

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I love the combination shade because it creates a gorgeous layer of shimmery brown. I like shimmery lipstick because I have small lips and shimmery/lipgloss makes my lips look fuller. This combination has become my go-to lip colors for the past two months :)

Note: I don't really like Cremesheen range from Mac lipsticks, maybe that's why I only have one cremesheen in my collection which is this Spice Is Nice lipstick. I usually rotate my lip colors monthly or bi-monthly, so let's see what are my favorite lippies for next month !  

Now tell me, what lipstick are you wearing today?

Hugs and Kissies,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

[SKINCARE] : TONYMOLY Gold Black Sugar Mask

I haven't done a Korean brand review for little while so here's one for you :) 
Today I'm gonna review a skin treatment product from one of the popular Korean brand called Tony Moly.

TonyMoly is a well-known Korean skincare brand that already has loyal following throughout Asia. For the last couple of weeks I've been using one of their skincare product which is a face mask called the Gold Black Sugar Mask.

I love a good simple face mask that I can use in the shower while I'm showering. So I like practical easy-to-use face mask that felt good on the skin during the application as well as after using the mask. 

This TonyMoly Gold Black Sugar Mask is a face mask that claims to provide nutrition as well as moisture for our skin. It contains honey extract, black sugar, and gold dust to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. It also claim to help uneven skin tone and to soften as well as hydrate the skin. They said a regular usage would bring out a fair, smooth, luminous skin.

The packaging is a simple rounded small jar that would not take a lot of place in the shower. If you open the lid you would find another cover made of plastic to make sure that it doesn't spill easily and also to help avoid water from getting in the jar. 

This Gold Black Sugar Mask is not just a face mask, but you can also scrub your face with it. Instead, the instruction said to scrub your face with the mask first, and then you leave it on just like a regular mask. But for sensitive skin, it is advised not to scrub it but instead just use it as a regular mask (slather it on and leave it for 10 minutes).

The formula itself is a thick dense brown consistency with gritty texture that feels light on the skin. It smells good like brown sugar and the texture sure feels like a real brown sugar paste. What I usually do is wet my face with splashes of water, and then pick up an adequate amount of the mask and slather it on my face and then I scrub my face in circular motion. After a quick scrub I leave it on my face as a mask.

If I have time I would leave the mask on my face until after I'm finished with my shower, but when I'm in a hurry I just leave it on for about one minute before I wash it out with water. It gives an instant result of a brighter and more supple-looking skin.

Overall, I like this face mask because it can act as a scrub as well as a mask, so it's like a 2-in-1 product which would be cool to bring when traveling. The practicality of the mask as well as the quick instant result are what I love about this mask. It's great for my combination skin especially when it's on the oilier side.

I like the sweet smelling black sugar scent and I also like the gritty texture that is actually non-abrasive on the skin. I found it brightens my face as well as gently exfoliating my skin for a more healthier looking skin.

You can get this product at BeautyKorea where you can find other Korean goodies such as makeup, skincare, fashion items, etc...
Beauty Korea is an online store that you can find on Qoo10 which is one of my favorite places to shop. Don't forget to make sure you also check out Beauty Korea store because right now they have Monthly Giveaway where you could win Etude House Dear Girls Be Clear Pact just by following them on Facebook or Twitter :) 
Good luck!

Hugs and Kissies,