Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Hello ladies~ Today I want to show you my latest addiction. Lately I've been into this lip cream, I'm sure this is not a new product since it's been raved by many girls outside there. I owned 3 different shades of the famous NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. yay~ Let me share my personal opinion with you.



Packaging: NYX SMLC's packaging is tube made from plastic with brush applicator. The bottle's color are differentiated by the shades, but the cap is always the same color, black.

Shades + Swatches:



Antwerp : Red with hint of orange color.
My first one is Antwerp~ had read many good review about the SMLC so when it goes on sale and at that time I'm currently addicted to lippie product, I decided to purchased my first SMLC. Why Antwerp? I heard it is one of the popular shade and when I saw the swatch, I completely fell in love with the red coral color from this lip cream.


San Paulo: Red with hint of dark pink color
Second one is San Paulo~ I told my friend about my new toy. How I love the lightweight feeling, bold color, etc. Then she made her purchased and dragged me along to bought my second lip cream. I choose San Paulo this time (and so does my friend). The red color caught my eyes when I was searching for the swatch. I rarely use red color, but San Paulo has red and pink combination that makes it not really red *in my opinion*.  While antwerp is more bright orange red, San Paulo is more dark.

Milan: Pink
Milan is the next stop~ I love how they named their products! hahahaha. Sooo another sale is on and I pick the pink color this time~ this is also one of the best seller shade from NYX SMLC. Milan is the real pink for me. No hint of another color, just pink.

Review:
The color is very very bold but the texture is lightweight. It's almost like I don't wear any lipstick on my lips. Staying power is okay if you don't bloat the color after you applied it on your lips. For me, I always bloat my lipstick color with tissue after I applied it because I don't want the color become to bright, so after I eat heavy meal, I need to re-apply the lip cream. Also this lip cream doesn't makes my lips dry. Every lips product that came with "Matte" name tends to make my lips dry, but fortunately this one is not *thanks NYX*.

Suggestion:
For first time buyer, I suggest you check the swatches from beauty blog not from the official website of NYX. Because I found out the swatches from the website is very different from the real color. Try to find swatch on hand or lips to see the real color.

Pros:
Creamy texture
Bold color
Easy to spread on my lips
Not drying my lips or makes the lips line visible even though the result is matte
It has many color selection and most of them are beautiful!
Long lasting and lightweight
Affordable (price around IDR 80.000- IDR 100.000 depends on where you buy it). All my lipcreams are purchased on IDR 80.000- IDR 85.000

Cons:
Transfer a little on glass / straw

Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: Redwin Sorbolene Moisturiser [Sponsored]

Hello again~
I'm quite productive lately, so proud of myself because I can blog more often. It's very hard to manage my time between work and blog. I need to steal some time during work-time to write this blog post hehehe *psst.. don't tell my boss*
Anyway, lately I've been concern more about skincare. As you maybe noticed, my latest post almost all about skincare and only few that discuss about cosmetic. This one is no other *pleaseee don't be bored with my post* I still talk about skin care, well, body care to be excact hehehe. Few weeks ago, I saw an interesting email in my inbox, it is a notice about writing competition by Redwin. I was curious about the brand because I never heard bout it before (it is sold at my local drugstore such as guardian, but I missed to notice it before). So, I decided to join the competition, after all I need to sharpen my writing skill because I'm become more and more lazy to write hehehehe.


A little about Redwin, Redwin is a body care brand from Australia. The famous product from Redwin is Sorbolene and it was crowned as Number 1 Sorbolene in Australia. Sorbolene is a moisturizing cream that has a simple characteristic, because it contains no parabens, no fragrances, and artificial coloring. With that advantages, Redwin goes with "Nothing but Goodness for Sensitive Skin" as their tagline. Redwin also safe for babies and toddlers.

After complete the registration, Redwin kindly sent me the famous Sorbolene product to try and share my opinion about it.

Redwin Sorbolene Moisturizer
Doesn't contain any harsh detergents, colourings, and fragrances
Sorbolene is suitable for even the most sensitive skin
Formulated to heal, soothe, protect and nurture red, chapped, dry, flaky, and damaged skin
Redwin creates a protective barrier, that locks in moisture deep within your skin




Packaging:
This sorbolene comes with a tube plastic packaging. It consists 100g product. At a glance, this product is really something that you bought for babies/kids. Because the packaging is really simple and only play with pastel colors *which is identic with babies products*. The main color is broken white / light beige, it looks a little bit dull for me. But again, I guess "simple" is their main concept so this is really suits its concept. Because this is imported from Australia, the local importir put a sticker as a description in Bahasa. This is really help for those who don't understand english very well.




The tube is tightly sealed when the first time I receive it. So it is guarantee as a new product. I always love every company that provide a seal on their packaging. Because it makes the product more exclusive and hygiene.

Texture and Scent: 
The texture of this product is like lotion. The consistency of the lotion is not too runny but not really thick when I squeeze it out from the tube. The color is white. When I try to rub it on my skin, the lotion consistency become more thicker and the color become milky white. Need to rub several times before the lotion completely absorb. Because of the consistency I always use a little amount of this lotion. At first I use a lot because I think it is like another body lotion, but I was wrong.



Redwin claimed that their product is fragrance free. I can't smell any fragrant scent from this lotion, but I can smell slightly some scent. It is like the scent that we usually smell when we go to doctor / hospital. It reminds me when I step my feet into my dentist's room (maybe it is the natural scent? don't know much about it, but I guess it is true that they don't put any fragrance in this product). It is only slightly and it fade away quickly after the lotion completely absorb. I can only smell it when I put my skin on my nose closely. So far, the scent don't bother me at all.

This moisturizer took time to absorb and after it completely absorb, I can feel some thick layer on my skin. It doesn't sticky but it give a thick feeling. Like using a lot of cream on my skin (the fact, I only apply a little), but it is really makes my skin feels moisturized and supple.

Main Ingredients:
Redwin Sorbolene Moisturizer stated that it contains 10% plant derived glycerine. What is that? Glycerine (or glycerol) is a colorless, odorless liquid produced from plant oils that is widely used pharmaceutical formulations. Glycerine often added to lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, etc because it is a humectant; a substance that attracts moisture to the skin. (Source: here). Glycerine is used in medical and pharmaceutical and personal care preparations mainly as a means of improving smoothness, providing lubrication, and as a humectant. (source:here)


So, basically the main introduction about Sorbolene is a conclusion about this ingredient. It is colourless, fragrance free and moisturize your skin. And suitable for sensitive skin and even for babies. Next is Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs skin. It also keeps skin from aging.

How To Use It:
I use it only on my arm and foot. Because those are the parts that I have problem with dry skin. For my foot, as you can see in the picture, it is very dry. As for my arm, it is also dry and I have some rough skin around my upper arm (left arm). I use this moisturizer as a body lotion for almost 1 month and the result is really good. My dry skin become more supple and no more dry patches / rough skin.



You can found Redwin Products at:


  
For more information visit:
Redwin Indonesia


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

IPL Treatment at Tokyo Belle ♥ [UPDATED-2]

UPDATE 22/09/2015 

Hi ladies, I'm having my 2nd IPL treatment last sunday (20/09/2015). Before I talk about the treatment, I will show you the progress of my hair growth after the first IPL Treatment. To remind you, I'm doing IPL on my lower arm. This is my hair condition after 1 month:


The hair still grow on some parts of my arm and still quite fast. I asked the beautician about how many treatment should I do before the hair completely gone? and all of them give me the same answer, it is depends on my hormone. Some people only need 4-5 treatments but some people need more (8-12). Btw, when I said quite fast, it doesn't meant my hair grow faster because of the treatment. The speed of my hair growth is still the same like before I try the IPL, usually after IPL, the hair growth will become slower but I still haven't experienced it.

For the second treatment, I was handled by 2 beautician (that's why I can't take pictures, because I can't move both of my hand). The steps are still the same like the first treatment. So, you can check my video below. I noticed they didn't do the opening speech again like before, maybe because I'm already on my 2nd treatment so they assume I already know about IPL. 

That's all for my second update, I'll post another update next month! Also, if you happen to live in Surabaya, you maybe want to check Tokyo Belle's latest promotion:

 
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Hello ladies,
Like I've said before, I was given a chance to try IPL treatment at Tokyo Belle Surabaya. Read more about this new hair removal salon and lash extension, here. So, I went there on August 17th (it is Indonesia's independence day yay!) and It was a public holiday, and Tokyo Belle is inside a shopping mall, so the condition is quite hectic and crowded. I was a little late because I can't found any parking lot. In the end I jump off the car and left my sis and bro in law to find an empty space for the car hahaha sorry~

This is Tokyo Belle! 



I need to fill some form before I start the treatment. Just basic information about my name, address, phone and also my allergic. I notice they already accept credit card now~ yay! before, the only accept cash because they still newly open. But, now you can easily pay with card with minimum payment IDR 100k.



After that, I proceed to the treatment room. This is the first time I enter this room, because last time it's been used. Basicly it is the same with the next room. You can see the IPL machine with cute Tokyo Belle logo on it. The music played my favourite song ever, First Love by Utada Hikaru! I bet all of you know about this song because it is very famous. 


I put my bag under the bed. They provide a big box to put our belongings. I also need to remove my watch and bracelet because I will do arm treatment. Where to put your jewelry? They also provides a cute little box for it. The beautician also put it on the table so you can easily check it everytime. Thumbs up! no need to worry about the security.

After I'm ready, the beautician started to talk about the treatment. Basicly she said everything that listed on the form that I need to fill before. In case you're to lazy to read, here the explain it in a live audio by the beautician hehehe. They make sure you know about what you should avoid after the treatment or what you should know about the treatment.


To summary the opening "speech":
1. You must avoid doing hard work that can make you sweat at least 4 hours after treatment
2. You mustn't use hot water to take a bath after treatment. Cold water is okay. But it's only for a day.
3. You can't take this treatment when you have your period or pregnant.
4. You mustn't use body lotion/ soap after the treatment (only for 1 day).
hmm.. I think those are the main point. To know more you can play the video above :)

Now, let's start!
1. First, the beautician clean my arm with something they called antiseptic
2. Start draw my arm with some pink pen
3. Clean the hair on my arm
4. Apply the cooling gel
5. Use the IPL machine
6. Clean the gel
7. Clean my arm with wet towel then continue with dry towel
8. Finish~ Quick, Clean, and Painless!


Before - After:

PS: Sorry for the different lightning.

The point of IPL treatment is to remove the unwanted hair and make it grow slower or maybe stop grow. That's why to know the best result, I must wait after months and see the difference of my hair growth between before I try the IPL and after I try the IPL. So far, I love the treatment at Tokyo Belle. The staffs are friendly and the treatment is good. I will update about the IPL treatment next month. Thank You Tokyo Belle!

Friday, September 4, 2015

SHR Treatment at Bangkok Beauty Part 2

Read the Part 1 HERE


So... I'm back again with the SHR (Super Hair Removal) treatment with Bangkok Beauty. I'm back for my second treatment on August 23rd. It's already 1 month after my first treatment and during that time I don't shave my leg at all. Here is my leg condition 1 month after the treatment.


You maybe can't see clearly because I can't capture it clearly hikz. Some parts of  my leg doesn't show any hair growth at all. But,at some part the hair still growing. Based on my past experience, usually after 1 month my leg hair will be longer than this. Now after I see the result, I'm more excited to do the second treatment.

The steps are still the same like before. And like I promised on the first post, I will shoot a video this time. Click play to watch the whole process.

I also do the second treatment for underarm Vit C + Brightening Mask. This mask is really help for those who have a dark underarm. With only 1 treatment you can have a brighter underarm. Of course the result isn't permanent. I also shoot a video for the whole process.


I noticed, there are some questions about this hair removal treatment. Mostly they asked me about the hair gorwth and mostly are afraid the hair will grow faster than before. From my experience, the hair growth is slower than before to the extent that it stop for some area even only after 1 treatment. I still wait the result for my second treatment. But, so far it doesn't grow faster than before and I don't have to shave it regularly like before.

Again, the result maybe difference for every people because of the hormone or another factors, but so far I'm pleased with my result :)

Will update the post again after my 3rd treatment. Stay Tune!
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