Thursday, February 26, 2015

[NEW-IN] : Hauls & Freebies

For those of you who didn't know it already, I'm currently obsessed with stationery stuffs (again) including planners and decorating supplies such as stickers, sticky notes, washi tape, etc. You can check my obsession with stationery in my other blog TIGERLILY'S BOOK or via my Instagram (@yurikristia) where I posted my planner decor, page spread, and stationery hauls!


Ever since I got addicted again to stationery I became obsessed and lately I found myself shopping for stationery stuffs more often. It seems that all of my shopping budget went to fulfill that obsession. And that means I haven't shopped for fashion and/or beauty items for the last few months!

Eventually I missed shopping for other things beside stationery, so for the last few weeks I have spent my shopping budget (and a little bit more ;p) towards fashion and beauty items again. I have also been very lucky to receive some free items during the last few weeks and I am very thankful for that.

Here are the list of my new items including some freebies that I received as part of my job as a dedicated beauty blogger (lol). Anyway, a little disclaimer: I put up my hauls & freebies here on this blog not to brag or to show you how many things I have, but I listed all my hauls and new things here to help remind me of what I already have so I don't go overboard the next time I shop. I also love reading or watching this kind of posts on other blogs because it makes me aware of whats in trend and what not. So I figured there are many of you who are the same like me, who enjoys reading and watching this kind of posts ;p. 

One more thing, this list also functions as a reminder for myself to always be thankful for all the blessings that I have been given all this time. I have been very fortunate to be given a lot of stuffs as part of what I do, but I do my blogging job very seriously. So I think of it as a pay-off for all my hard work :)

Now on to the hauls & freebies ....
 
FASHION HAULS
This is a compilation of hauls from a couple of shopping trips that I had during January.
From left to right, top to bottom:
Gap Vest // Hush Puppies T-shirt
American Eagle for Payless Lace Shoes
Ananas Black Heel Sandals // Symbolize Creme Bow Sandals


Been wanting a padded vest like this since I saw them being worn by all the fashion bloggers / instabloggers during last year's winter! We don't have winter here so maybe that's why this trend didn't go well in our country. But nonetheless, I still want it really bad and I'm glad I found one from Gap :)

The Hush Puppies t-shirt was on sale (Hush Puppies seems to always have a sale every time I go to the mall, I usually never bought anything but this time I decided to bought the tshirt because I don't own too many green tops ;p).

The lace shoes is so pretty and the off-white color is a perfect shade for my skin tone. I also got this shoes with 30% discount by using Mandiri credit card at Payless Shoe Source (oh how I love that store!).

I don't know why but I always have a problem trying to find a good black sandals with heels that I can wear daily. My one and only black heeled sandals was from Charles & Keith and I have thrown it away because it was already in bad condition due to frequent wears. But ever since I throw them away 4 months ago I wasn't able to find the replacement right away. It's so hard to find a good black sandals with heels that would go with my requirements. But now I'm glad that I finally found ones in Metro dept store.

Ananas is one of my trusted shoe brand. I have Ananas pumps shoes back in my working days (I still have them until today), and I swear those pair are the only shoes that never hurt my feet even though I stand and walk in them for hours and hours! So Im glad that I found another footwear from Ananas because I know that they have good quality and most importantly, they don't hurt my feet! (^_^) -- BONUS: I like the thick heels and I also love the gold details on the side of the heels!


When I was looking for the black sandals with heels, I also found these pretty sandals in Metro dept store. These were from Symbolize, and I love everything about it. I love the simple yet pretty design, I love the bow, I love the creme shade, and I also love the touch of gold as part of the details. Very feminine, and looks pretty on my feet too :)


When I was queuing at the cashier for my shoes, I noticed these luggage tags that were standing beside the cashier desk. These tags were cute and they were IDR 49.000 for three, so I thought they were cheap enough and I also added these to my shopping cart. I know these are meant for luggage but I think I'm gonna hang it on my daily bag too ;p


This is my latest purchase because I have just gotten this a few days ago. This is a tribal-style cardigan made of knit material that I thought would be perfect for this cold rainy weather. This is from Zara and I've been wanting a knit cardigan like this for so long! *happydance*



BEAUTY HAULS
I've been itching to get new lipsticks for the past few months. Now that I have a shopping ban on stationery stuffs, that means I now have budget to shop for new lipsticks, yay :D 

Luckily for me, when I was paying for my shoes at Metro dept store I got a free lucky dip coupon. After testing my luck with the lucky dip I won a Metro discount voucher worth IDR 128.000, so I spent it on a couple of NYX products. My choice are NYX Butter Lipstick in Mary Janes and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi, also a NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Rouge.


BEAUTY FREEBIES:
Next up are some freebies that I received from the Beauty Blogger Meet-Up event last week. I didn't expect to get a lot of things but the counters are giving away many freebies so I did have my share of the freebies from all the generous sponsors at the event:

Most of these goodies were from Ayou Beauty and PerfectBeauty.com counters at the event. There are La Rose Rouge Shampoo & Conditioner, eyelashes, konjac sponges, face mask, nail polish, etc. I also got some free samples from Bioderma and HQ7. I think I'm gonna put some of these into my giveaway bin. Yes people, I have been preparing a new giveaway for you so make sure you subscribe to this blog :)
 

I was also very fortunate to be given these goodies from MakeOver as part of the IBB staffs reunion. Many thanks to Make Over who has kindly sponsored it. Each of us was given a Lip Color Pencil in Flirtuous Red, Eyeliner Pencil in BlackJack, and a Powder Eyeshadow in Adorably White.


I was also been given these Smoky Effect Eyeliner from Bourjois as well as their popular Blusher in Rose de Jaspe (no.95). This was part of the goodies from the Bourjois event a while ago (will review these soon).


Last but not least, I just received these colorful beauties from Maybelline as a prize for winning their blog competition a while ago. These are the Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Eyeshadows. I love seeing all the colors here, aren't they gorgeous? :D



Well I think that's all for today. 
As I told you before, I have been very blessed with all the goodies that were given to me as part of what I do for a living. As you can see, I only bought three beauty products which is the NYX items. The rest of the products above are free (Alhamdulillah)... 

And because I have spent way over my budget when I bought three pairs of shoes (!) so this month I think I'm gonna go on a shopping ban. Well .... maybe I would buy 1-2 new lippies only (either NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream / Limecrime Velvetines / Bourjois Rouge Velvet) but that's it! (^o^) - I hope ...



 To see my previous haul post, click HERE.



Hugs and Kissies,


Saturday, February 14, 2015

[VALENTINE WEEK] : Pamper Day with SOAP & GLORY

Today is February 14th and you know what that means :)
If you have a date tonight or if you just want to do some pampering today then I would recommend using this Soaper Heroes set from Soap & Glory.

I've been wanting to try Soap & Glory ever since I first saw them on other blogs. In fact, I have this set since last year but been keeping them for special day (^_^). The all-pink packaging makes me feel that it would be suitable for Valentine's day :)


This Soap & Glory Soaper Heroes set includes five travel size products. This set also include some of the best sellers of Soap & Glory products including the Righteous Butter, the Flake Away scrub, and the popular Hand Food hand cream !

In this box:
Clean On Me (shower gel)
Flake Away (body polish)
The Righteous Butter (body butter)
Girligo (body mist)
Hand Food (hand cream)


All of these are travel-friendly and even cabin-friendly so you can bring them on your carry-on bag if  you're on a plane. The packaging are adorable too so you might be the envy of your friends when you carry these (^_*).

I've been using all five of them since yesterday and I was blown away by the scent! All five products have similar but slightly different scent, but all of them smells so goooddd !!!



Clean On Me
Soft, smooth, sexy skin whenever you want it. Contains natural mandarin peel extract and a bonus built-in body lotion.
Like most of the others, this creamy clarifying shower gel has the signature Soap & Glory "original pink fragrance". It smells wonderfully delightful to my nose. Sweet yet fresh and very lovely to smell. The texture is creamy and lathers up real nice, leaving my skin soft and smells good all day!


Flake Away
A superhero strength skin smoothing body polish with shea butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar. Transforms your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant.
This body polish smells so goooood and it feels good on the skin too. It has tiny granules which sloughs off dead skin really well. It also feels soft on the skin (not harsh at all), and the scent lasts long on my skin. This is one of Soap & Glory best seller product and now I know why ;)

The Righteous Butter
Award winning body butter with softening shea butter and aloe vera. Smooth on a handful after your shower and you might swear you're wearing velvet.
This is a body butter and it smells just as wonderful as the other Soap & Glory products. It smells sweet yet very fresh. This body butter contains softening shea butter and aloe vera, and the texture is soft and smooth just like a very good lotion. Sometimes body butters have thicker formula that makes my skin a little bit greasy, but not this one. This is probably the only body butter I love so far :)



Girligo
Scented with a tempting blend of bergamot, peach, strawberry, jasmine, mandarin and musk. Sensible men have been driven to dizziness by this moisturising scented mist. 
This spray-on body moisturizing mist has similar scent to The Righteous Butter so I usually layer them together to bring out the scent even more. This body mist has a built-in moisturizing properties so the texture is a bit milky compared to a regular body mist.
Hand Food
Contains shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow. Scented with our Original Pink fragrance.
Lots of reviewers think that this is the most astonishing hand cream ever (just like the web suggests). This hand cream has a lotion formula rather than cream but that's why I like it. Creams usually leave a little grease on my hand but not with lotion. This lotion absorbs really well and the scent lasts super long! It has Soap & Glory original pink fragrance which is so lovely to smell :)



So that's how I pamper myself this Valentine's day. The pretty pink packaging suits this special day :) If you layer all the products then the scent would stays on your skin all day. Even as I'm typing right now I keep smelling my hands because it smells so good, LOL.

Soap & Glory is not widely available here in Indonesia yet, but Sephora Indonesia carry a few of their best sellers such as the Flake Away scrub, the Hand Food, and the Righteous Butter. I got this set in Singapore and hopefully Sephora Indonesia would carry more lines from Soap & Glory in the near future :)


 So which one do you like?


Hugs and Kissies,

Thursday, February 12, 2015

[VALENTINE WEEK] : From My Stash / Currently Using

I like to rotate my makeup now and then, because it help me use more of my makeup. I have quite a few selections of makeup products on my vanity right now and it's been a little bit hard for me to try using them all up. So instead of just using the same products everyday I try to rotate them routinely to make sure that all my makeup products are being used and not neglected. This way I would also be able to use up all the products that's been sitting in my stash, and hopefully I can finish them up and throw them to my Empties bin (^_^).

So this week is Valentine's week and that means Pink! I have picked up some of my pink theme makeup from my stash and put them in to the rotation. 

So here are the stuffs that I picked out ... I will use this selection for my daily makeup this month until I changed them up again in my product rotation.


 In no particular order:
Stila The Talking Eye Palette
The Body Shop Eye Colour Duo in Quartz
Too Faced Galaxy Glam Baked Eyeshadow
Revlon Naturally Glamorous Blush On in Red Apple
Bourjois Rose Frisson Blusher
Philosophy The Color of Grace (highlighter)
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick



Meanwhile, incase you haven't noticed I have a [Valentine Week] series in which I posted a few articles that relates to Valentine celebration. I already put up a fashion post featuring some of my ootd picks for Valentine's date / day out with friends on yesterday's post, if you haven't seen it you can go and read about it HERE.


Do you have a date this Saturday for Valentine's day?



Hugs and Kissies, 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

[VALENTINE WEEK] : What To Wear

Valentine's day is around the corner. Although I don't normally celebrate Valentine's Day but I like to go out that day to check out the pink and red decoration at the mall, and to also check out the promotions that are available during Valentine's month (^_^).

I know some of you might go to a fancy dinner date or just a casual date with your loved one, and some others just like to hang out with their friends on Valentine's day. Whatever plans you have for Valentine I hope it will go well, and to some of you that might be in need of some outfit inspirations I have put up some #ootd ideas for different occasions, and I thought maybe these options will give you a little inspiration or ideas on what to wear on your date :)


PS: Sorry the photos are taken with my phone and I couldn't edit them because apparently my adobe flash version is outdated and I need a newer version to be able to use the editor (-_-).


For a Fancy Dinner
 Dress: c/o Dorothy Perkins
Purse: c/o Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: c/o Oasap


 For Dinner & Dance Date:
 Dress: via Matahari dept store
Clutch: Guess
Heels: Noche
Chandelier Earrings: from a bazaar


 For an Afternoon / Day Date:
 Blouse with Bow: Mango
Floral Skirt: Vintage
Flat Shoes: Noche
Purse: c/o Dorothy Perkins
Pearl Earrings: Marks & Spencer
Pearl Bracelet: hand-me-down from MIL (mother in law)


Date with Friends:
 Fuchsia Halter Top: GG 5
White Denim: Random brand
Clutch: River Island
Earrings: from a bazaar
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Hair Clip: Old collection
Perfume & Body Lotion: c/o Etienne Aigner


Which one do you like?
comment below :) 


Hugs and Kissies,