Thursday, July 24, 2014

[From MY STASH] : Hair Care Products

Here's a quick post for you because in an hour I have to go meet my friends for iftar at Senayan City. This is actually a post I did on my Instagram (follow me if you haven't!) a little while ago. 

These are just a showcase of my current hair products that I regularly used (or at least I tried to regularly use them). I divide them in two categories which are: hair care and hair styling products.

Up first is my HAIR CARE products:


From left to right :

Tresemme Scalp Care Shampoo
I like to change up shampoos because I still haven't found my HG shampoo yet, so this is the current shampoo that I'm using at my home right now.

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo
This is not a regular shampoo but an anti-residue shampoo that I used about one every 1-2 weeks to clean my scalp and hair from the residue that were left-overs from all the hair products that I used.

Aussie Moist 3 Minutes Miracle Deep Treatment
I had this on my stock pile for so long but I just started using this after I was out of my previous hair treatment which is Makarizo Advisor Hair Repair. And this product is a very good replacement for that.

Clear Anti HairFall Scalp Tonic
This is a must-have for me because my hair falls out a lot and this tonic helps make my strands stronger, resulting in lesser fall-outs.

Rudy Hadisuwarno Hair Intense Repair Serum
I used this after I washed my hair and towel-dried them. I only used just a small amount for my whole hair to avoid feeling greasy. If used sparingly this serum does not feel greasy ;)

Lucido-L Triple Beauty Vitamin Spray
After putting on the hair repair serum above, I usually continue with spraying the strands of my hair with this vitamin spray. I actually used this to make my hair smells good ;)

HQ7 Hair Milk with Argan Oil
I haven't used this one yet but I'm planning to use it once I'm out of the Rudy Hadisuwarno Hair Intense Repair Serum above.

Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray
This is also a must-have for me because I always make sure to use a heat tamer spray before I use hair dryer or other hot styling tools to protect the strands of my hair.

Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo
This is  also another must-have for me because this is a saviour for those days that you haven't washed your hair yet but you need to be somewhere and need to look presentable. This takes the oil and greasy flat hair out in just several minutes, resulting in a nice manageable hair ready for a close-up ;)


Next is STYLING PRODUCTS. 
Aside from the hair care products above I also have several hair styling products. I don't have that many hair styling products but here are the products that I used more often than the others:


From left to right :

Makarizo T1 Style Maker
I had this for a super long time and I rarely used it on daily basis. I only used this as hair spray for wedding parties where I need to do my hair by myself.
 
Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair
This is actually quite a good product if only it didn't make my oily hair greasy easily. This is meant to make your hair looks cool and wavy just like what the salty air on the beach did to your hair. This product really gives you that cool wavy look, but for my hair the wavy-ness can only stay one day because the next day it would go flat and greasy. So that's why I only use this once in a while although I like the result it gives out.

Oscar Blandi Instant Glossing Cream
This really makes my hair looks glossy and healthier looking. I have black hair and this cream makes my hair looks even darker which is awesome because it looks just like those hair in the tv commercial, LOL. I used this if I straighten my hair with a hair iron because it would give a sleek look to it which I love ;)



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

[Review]: LUX Body Wash - New Variants

Beberapa minggu lalu ketika saya sampai di rumah, saya dapat sebuah surprise cantik dari LUX Indonesia berupa kiriman satu box ungu super besar yang dikemas dengan pita gold. Box nya dilapis beludru mewah warna ungu yang elegan. Cantik dan mewah.


Isinya?

Satu set rangkaian terbaru dari  
Lux Body Wash! 


Lengkap dengan extra lilin rose cantik dan shower cap unik serta shower puff. Waaahhh... thank you Lux Indonesia! Mata saya berbinar-binar waktu buka box nya.. Lengkap banget varian sabun-nya, kayanya cukup banget buat stok sabun 5 bulan nih ^o^


Saya dapat tujuh macam varian Lux body wash. Botolnya ukuran besar 220ml dan saya suka semua desain kemasannya karena berkesan elegan dan sophisticated. Kebetulan saya dapat beberapa varian dari seri Whitening, Moisturizing, Refreshing, dan Fragranced Body Wash.

Iya, saya juga baru tau kalau Lux ternyata punya beberapa seri body wash yaitu Whitening, Moisturizing, Refreshing, dan Fragranced. Masing-masing seri terdiri dari beberapa varian wangi sabun. Berikut ini adalah list sabun yang saya dapat di dalam box ungu diatas:

  • White Glamour dari seri Whitening
  • Velvet Touch dari seri Moisturizing
  • Soft Touch dari seri Moisturizing
  • Secret Bliss dari seri Fragranced
  • Magical Spell dari seri Fragranced
  • Aqua Sparkle dari seri Refreshing
  • Fresh Splash dari seri Refreshing


Selain tujuh buah botol sabun, di dalam box juga terdapat tiga buah lilin wangi warna pink, dan satu buah shower puff, serta satu buah shower cap cantik. Kebetulan saya penggemar lilin wangi, jadi seneng banget pas dapat tiga buah lilin baru yang wangiiii banget deh. 

Bentuk lilin nya juga cantik seperi bunga mawar. Wangi lilin-nya sendiri seperti wangi bunga rose yang cenderung floral dan powdery. Belum dibakar aja lilin nya udah wangi banget nih... Kalau Lux jual lilin wangi dengan berbagai varian saya mau deh beli hehehe..


Oke, sekarang mari kita bahas sabunnya yah. Seperti yang kamu juga udah pasti tau, sabun LUX terkenal dengan kelembutan dan kemewahan parfum nya. Saya sendiri sudah pakai sabun Lux sejak bertahun-tahun lalu dan juga sudah coba beberapa macam varian / wangi nya. Dari varian sabun yang dikirimkan ke saya diatas, saya sudah pernah pakai yang White Glamour, Secret Bliss, dan Magical Spell.

Nah dari tiga wangi sabun yang sudah saya coba tersebut kebetulan saya suka semua wangi nya ;) Saya juga suka tekstur sabun Lux yang lembut dan nggak meninggalkan rasa kesat di kulit. Juga keharumannya yang mewah dan elegan, serta busa lembut berlimpah yang dihasilkan.



Soft Touch dari seri Moisturizing (for noticeably soft skin) - mengandung silk essence dan French rose infusion untuk melembutkan kulit. Wanginya lembut dan halus, mengingatkan saya akan fresh laundry / wangi fresh cotton.

White Glamour dari seri Whitening (for fair, smooth skin) - mengandung extract mulberry, honey, dan microcrystals untuk kulit tampak lebih cerah, lembut bersinar. Wanginya powdery floral yang terkesan lembut dan sosphisticated.

Velvet Touch dari seri Moisturizing (for noticeably smooth skin) - mengandung silk essence dan juga jasmine serta almond oil untuk melembabkan dan menjadikan kulit halus selembut sutra. Wanginya segar dan invigorating.


Fresh Splash dari seri Refreshing (for revitalized refreshed skin) - mengandung aqua lily dan refreshing green apple untuk memberi sensasi kesegaran. Si hijau ini wanginya fruity floral dan lumayan netral wanginya, jadi cocok untuk semua family member.

Aqua Sparkle dari seri Refreshing (for invigorated refreshed skin) - mengandung mineral salts dan seaweed untuk menyegarkan tubuh. Wanginya segar tapi lembut, pas buat bikin badan segar.


Secret Bliss dari seri Fragranced (for long lasting, mesmerizing scent of your skin) - mengandung fragrance pearls of Egyptian violet dan juga Elemi oil untuk keharuman eksotis yang tahan lama. Kalau yang ini wanginya sensual dan memikat.

Magical Spell dari seri Fragranced (for long lasting, enchanting scent of your skin) - mengandung fragranced pearls of black orchid dan juniper oil untuk keharuman mewah yang tahan lama. Yang ini wanginya mirip-mirip sama Secret Bliss di atas tapi sedikit lebih floral aja.

Dari semua varian yang saya terima, favorit saya Aqua Sparkle dan Velvet Touch, juga favorit lama saya: Secret Bliss dan Magical Spell ;)

Basically sih saya suka semua wangi sabun LUX, dan yang pasti sabun Lux ini cocok buat kita yang senang memanjakan diri. Dan yang paling penting, harganya terjangkau dan mudah didapat di supermarket terdekat :D


Kalau kamu, apa varian Lux favoritmu?


Hugs and Kissies,

Monday, July 21, 2014

[Review] : SKIN 79 Dear Rose BB Cream

I'm almost out of my daily bb cream and foundation so it's a perfect time to try out a new one. Last week I got this pretty pink bottle of goodness in my mailbox:


This pretty pink bottle is Skin79 Dear Rose BB Cream which I got from BonBonCosme shop. I have tried Skin79 BB creams before and I really like them. But this one is said to be different from the rest of Skin79 BB Creams. This one has a totally different and upgraded formula with whitening effect and wrinkle improvement as well as high UV protection, so I'm really curious to find out how good it is.

First of all, let's just appreciate the beauty of the pink packaging, shall we? The design is so romantic and girly. The bottle has 35 grams of product inside and it has a pumping system with some kind of nozzle at the center top to pump the product out.

 (the back):


This super premium Skin79 Dear Rose BB Cream is said to have an enhanced formula made with French organic roses and plant extracts as well as high minerals and SPF 43 PA+++. It is also said to have a formula that gives moisture and does not clog pores. Lastly, they claim it's suitable for all skin types even for sensitive skin.

From my experience with this BB cream, a little goes a long way. You don't need a lot of amount of this product for one application. I usually just need 1-2 small pumps of this BB cream to cover my whole face and neck. That means this BB cream would last me a long time and that means saving money in the long run ;)

The texture itself is like a regular bb cream and it has a brown-ish color to it. NOTE: When I first applied it on my skin it looks like I just put on a white mask. But don't be afraid of how "white" it looks, because you just have to let it set into your skin first. Just keep blending it out on your skin (using your finger or brush) and it will automatically blends in with the color of your skin, resulting in a natural looking skin with brighter and smoother finish.


Once it blends nicely with my skin it looks like I have soft dewy skin. I really love the result as it brings brighter complexion as well as smoother skin. My makeup also runs smoothly and the BB Cream helps keep my makeup stays on. 

The most amazing thing is it didn't melt on my skin when I spent a day outside on a hot day, and when I splash my face with water the bb cream stays intact! That means I can wear it on a rainy day because I think it's pretty much "rain-proof" ;) That's quite remarkable, especially with my oily combination skin.


Here's a "before" and "after" shot of me when I'm wearing it:


As you can see, I think the result is quite fantastic. That's just only from one pump of product! My face looks slightly dewy but does not look or feel oily. It also looks smooth and brighter, and it covers my imperfection quite well without feeling heavy. If you need more coverage then just add another layer, but for me this is good enough for my daily light makeup.

This BB Cream also lasts quite long. I wore it for about 8 hours and it's still there at the end of the day. It didn't cause me breakout, and it also didn't feel oily at all. It has a subtle rose scent which to me smells very pretty. I know some people doesn't like scented face products but to me I kinda like the subtle rose scent ;) 


Overall, I really like this BB Cream and would definitely recommend it. I practically use this as my daily face base now. It's light yet gives so much good results. If you want to try it out you can buy it at BonBonCosme shop for a discount price!

If you're trying this out, I'd say you will get a lot of use with this product because you only need a little bit amount every time you use it. Remember, if you need more coverage you can add another thin layer later on. So as I said before, this BB Cream would last you a long time and I'd say that means saving your money in the long run (^_^) - #MustHave


Final Result:


Hugs and Kissies,
 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Recent [ EMPTIES / Products I Finished ]


I haven't done an Empties post for a long time because all of the products I have are kinda scattered all over the place right now due to moving out process, so I've been using and opening new products instead of emptying the old ones because at most time I couldn't find them (most of them are still in storage boxes).

Aside from the scattered containers I also couldn't find the time to use all my products because I barely have extra time. So that's why I haven't finished quite a lot of products lately but I've been saving up some of the empty bottles that I used up, and here they are....


  1. L'oreal Total Repair Deep Repairing Mask (sachet) - I've been enjoying hair mask sachets like these in the past few months and this is one of the good ones. It makes my hair smooth and manageable, as well as soft and bouncy. Recommended? Yes - I would probably buy this in sachets again but right now I still have the Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Treatment to use.
  2. Tresemme Nourishing Keratin Shampoo - As usual, I always change up my shampoo because I haven't found my HG shampoo yet. There were some that was close to the HG title but I'm still trying to search for the perfect shampoo. This shampoo is one of the good ones. My hair seems to work well with it. My strands feels soft and light, and it adds volume as well as frizz control too. Recommended? Yes - I would def buy this again but right now I'm tyring out L'Oreal Smooth Intense Anti-Frizz Shampoo.
  3. Taman Sari Royal Heritage Cocoa Series Body Shower - One of my favorite series from the Taman Sari Royal Heritage, this cocoa body shower smells good and yummy, with cocoa butter that keep the skin soft. I love using this with the body butter and body lotion from the same series. Recommended? Yes - Cocoa series are my favorite range from this brand. To replace this I'm now using The Body Shop Mini Shower Gels in Moringa and Mango.
  4. Ovale Face Paper - I've had these for sooo loooong I even forgot that I had these on my makeup bag all this time, gosh. This is actually a face paper to blot off oils, but my combination skin is not as oily as when I was still in college so I haven't used a face paper for a really long time now. Recommended? Not sure - I forgot whether it's a good one or not because I haven't used it for a long time. I also didn't plan to buy a new one because I don't think I need them anymore.
  5. Sunsilk Soft & Smooth Shampoo (travel size) - This was my travel shampoo. It's a co-creation shampoo between Sunsilk and Thomas Taw, a professional hair expert. This shampoo contains ceramide macadamia complex and it does make my hair soft and smooth, but other than that it's just an ordinary shampoo for me. Recommended? Not sure - It's just ordinary for me and it's cheap. I haven't got any travel size shampoo for my traveling bag yet so I haven't replace this with a new one.
  6. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (sachet) - I once tried this cult product and didn't find anything spectacular. Now that I re-tried their updated formula I still didn't find anything special. I've tried a couple of these sample sachets but my skin doesn't seem to have a noticeable improvement. Recommended? Maybe - It could work for some people but def not for me. To replace this I'm trying Lancome Genefique Youth Activator.
  7. TonyMoly Expert Triple BB Cream (sample size) - I got this from Lolabox and I like it! It delivers a light to medium coverage and it makes my skin look better and cover the lighter spots on my face quite well. Recommended? Yes - Although I would like to use this again but right now I'm still using my Lollipops Absinthe BB Cream.
  8. Hada Labo Perfect X Ultimate Anti-Aging Lotion (sample size) - I don't like this one because it's a thick lotion that feels oily and sticky. I just don't like that type of lotion for my combination skin. Recommended? Don't think so - Especially if you have oily or combination skin. I used this as a night serum and to replace this I'm now using Lancome Genefique Youth Activator.
  9. Talika Lipocils & Black Mascara - I have reviewed this mascara (READ HERE) and this is the blackest mascara I have ever tried. It's a little bit hard to remove them by the end of the day and it does tend to smudge a little so you have to wait for it to dry before you put your hands near your eyes. Recommended? Yes - if you're looking for a super black mascara with an extra lashes treatment!
  10. Shikada Facial Cleansing Wipes - This might be my 7th or 8th pack of Shikada cleansing wipes. You can get them easily in mini marts and although they don't lift up the whole makeup but they make do for those days when you don't put a lot of makeup. I also use this to wipe off those oil on my face on a hot day. Recommended? Yes - It's cheap and easy to get. I have already stock them up but right now I'm still trying to used up my Jean Pierre Cosmetics Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Pads.


  1. Sasatinnie Intensive Sparkling White Mask - Bought this on Sasa a long time ago and decided to use it when my face seems dull due to stress and pollution. With arbutin, green tea and bark extract this sheet mask gives an instant "temporary" lift to my face, making it a little bit brighter and healthy-looking. Recommended? Yes - It's a good instant pick-me-up for your face.
  2. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye - I've been using this on and off for the past few months until it become expired (it is short-lived). I think this does make a small difference in my eye area after using it for a few months. I used this as a serum and layered C+M Voom Green Tea Eye Gel on top of it. Now it seems that the creases underneath my eyes are a little bit less visible. Recommended? Yes - If I have the budget I would get this again, but right now I just started to use SkinFood Gold Caviar Lifting Eye Serum to replace this.
  3. Dr. Jart Premium Blemish Base (sample size) - Over the amount of various bb creams I have tried by now, this is one of the best ones. I love the light formula, the promising coverage and the staying power. It didn't feel greasy or melting even if it's hot out there. My skin looks flawless and it's easy to blend too. Recommended? Yes - I am tempted to try other Dr Jart products too after trying this Premium BB Cream, but right now I still have a couple of other BB Creams to used up to.
  4. Lady Gaga FAME Perfume (vial) - I love this perfume. This smells like a sweet aromatic incense with smoky tones to it. The unique part is it sprayed as a black fluid which then disperse almost immediately into an invincible form. Recommended? Yes - Especially if you like collecting perfume or if you're one of her "little monsters". Although I like the unique black liquid part and the unique black bottle but I don't think I would buy the full size just yet because I still have many perfumes in my wardrobe right now.

That's all for my recent Empties or the products that I have finished lately. I successfully finished 6 full size products, 7 travel size products, and a couple sachet samples = Total of 14 products.

Lately I've been back to my usual normal routines and I've been able to use my products regularly again so hopefully there would be lots of empty containers in the coming months! Now that I have moved to a much smaller place there are no rooms for my pile of products, so I have to used them up to make space for the remaining piles.


Now do you still keep notes of your empties?



To see my previous Empties post back in March, CLICK HERE.


Hugs and Kissies,