Sunday, February 28, 2016

My Favourite Beauty Hacks and Tips!

Hello Ladies, today I will share some beauty tips and hacks that I usually do. I'm really bad giving tips and usually I prefer to read some tips from other rather than make one hahaha.. But, in order to keep this blog alive (Yes, I finally got the mood back! long short story, last year was the worse, I feel like I lost my passion to write and neglected this blog for awhile. Yes, you still read some post here, but mostly are sponsored posts and old post on my draft) I need to write a new thing at least once a week (this is also one of my resolution this year!). Now, into the tips and hacks! 

*These are some beauty hacks that I actually do in real life!*

1.Wash your hair first then bundle it up with towel to make it dry faster

I always wash my hair first when I take a bath, after wash it properly, I bundle it with a towel and continue to take a bath. I have thick and long hair so the drying routine can be a little stressfull especially in the morning. That way, my hair will dry more faster because the towel will absorb the excess water.

2. Use an ice cube as a primer

Massage 1 ice cube on your face, then apply your make up. The ice cube helps to minimize the pores appearance and makes make up long lasting. PS: use it only for emergency if you run out of primer :) too much ice cube on your skin may cause wrinkle

3.Wash your bangs only

Ever in a situation where your bangs look super greasy but the other part of your hair still look fine? Well, most people run for dry shampoo, but my solution is more simple which is wash your bangs then blow dry it. 

4. Wet facial cotton with water and put it on your eyes to give a cool sensation

Remember when girls usually use cucumber as an eye mask? Well, I always have problem with it because I can't peel a cucumber just to get 2 slice of it as an eye mask hehehe. My solution is using a cotton, wet it slightly with water and put it on your closed eyes for 10-15 minutes. 

*For the tips, because my main concern is acne, so I will share some tips that related to it :)*

Some Beauty Tips To Prevent Acne:

♥ Change your pillowcase regularly.
♥ Do not touch your face no matter what
♥ If you really need to touch your face make sure your hand is clean
♥ Do double cleansing
♥ Do not forget to remove your make up before you sleep
♥ Choose water based make up / skincare products
♥ Drink a lot of water 
♥ Avoid fry food or food with a lot of oil
Excercise regularly

That's all my quick hacks and tips for today! Do you have beauty hacks that you always do? Share with me~

  current song playing: MAGIC! - Rude  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Shop My Stash!

PS: This is not a blog sale :)

One of my bad habit *according to my mom* is that I like to buy many things but ended only use my favourite one and neglect the others. I admit I do that often for cosmetics and clothes. Well.. I do clean up once in a while and sort things that already expired, but still have quite many untouched things hehehe. So, today I do some shopping in my stash~ yes! instead shopping online, today I will search something "new" inside my stash. Come with me~

What I got from my stash are these...

1. Clinique Lipstick Rasberry Glaze
Lovely red-purple color with little shimmer. Not really like the scent and taste but the color is okay

2. L'oreal BaseMagique
One of my impulsive buying. Bought this because it was on sale. Works good to minimize pores!

3. Revlon 24 hours Eyeshadow
Very convenient because contains 4 different colors with gradients. Can be use as contour and shading too.

4. Etude House Color My Brows
The most hyped eyebrow mascara back then. The color doesn't really match with my hair color but it works good to create a natural eyebrow

5. Misslyn Nail Polish
Basic color, wearable and the color is pigmented.

6. BB Cream and CC Cream samples from Nature Republic

So, I discover few "new" things from my stash. This activity is quite fun to do hehehe.. What do you think about my recent haul?

  current song playing: BTOB - It's Okay  

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Stalked My Timeline! [Instagram Edition]

If I can only list 1 social media that I need in my life, I would go for Instagram. I'm quite addicted to it and can't spend a day without open it. Today I want to share some accounts that become my favourite. Not only their pictures are good but also they always inspire me in many ways. My following list on Instagram not only focused on beauty account but also from different account like fashion, food, good place, and also online shop~

Here are some of my faves~

Patricia Chang (@patriciachangny)
She lived in NY with her little family~ She is a bag designer and always design super cute bag! Some of my favourite are the pig bag and also the toast bag.

I also a follower of her blog. I love her style. She never failed to impress me with her simple but elegant pictures. 

Sunny Dahye (@sunnydahye)
If you lived in Indonesia, I'm sure you've already knew this famous youtuber. She is a korean who lived in Bali. Recently she had a double eyelid surgery and I think that makes her become more pretty~ she was pretty back then, but now she is more pretty~ 

Bellinda (@bellin_da)
I just love her pictures so much. She always post her picture in flatlays style and mostly are about food.

I love how people can make their timeline so pretty. I wish I can do the same with my timeline hahaha.. Do you have any recommendation for a good account to follow? 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The 5 products I'd recommend to a friend!

Hello, I guess you can already tell about today's topic from the title. Today I will share some beauty products that I would recommend to a friend! Yes! I will introduce you to some beauty products that I've already tried and I think "Wow, this is really good" hehehehe.. 

1. The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream

I would love to recommend this BB cream for those who have problem with acne but really want to dolled up sometimes. It is suitable for blemished skin. Whenever I had problem with acne, I always run to this BB Cream. The main advantage is, this BB Cream contains tea tree, which is good to cure acne. I'm not saying this BB Cream will heal the acne, but I always feel more ease to use something that has special benefit for acne. The coverage is sheer, so don't expect something magical like flawless face. But the finish result is perfect when you combine it with loose powder. I usually use this combination (Tea tree BB Cream + loose powder) to make my face more brighter and not dull. Complete review HERE!

2. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX

Actually I already recommend this to my sister and she completely love it. This sleeping pack works like magic for skin. It hydrate the skin during our sleep, and makes the skin supple in the morning. It also helps prevent small acne become more worse. It also has a very nice cooling effect. Read my complete review!

3. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder

This is my favourite eyebrow product ever. Long ago, I didn't really pay attention to eyebrows, because I don't think it's necessary. Turns out I was wrong. Eyebrow is one of the essential part of the whole make up look. I can't draw perfect eyebrows (even until now) so, usually I will go for this powder.  It is super easy to use and can make big difference. Usually I mixed between gray and black color for my eyebrow (NYX has many shades for this product, no worries), I apply using the small brush that provided and start fill the eyebrow with the powder. As simple as that, and I get a good eyebrow (well, at least it looks okay than before hehehe). 

4. Maybelline Baby Lips

New to make up world and want to look pretty in instant? try this baby lips! I have 2 different variants, the blue one is a clear lipbalm. I usually use it as a base before I use lipstick. It is really moisturize and don't have any weird taste. The red one is also a lipbalm but it has color. I recommend this for daily use. It moisturize well and provide a nice natural color on my lips. Maybelline has several other shades, you maybe want to give it a try. The price is also super cheap, I believe it is around IDR 25K-30K. PS: I bought another varian of this lipbalm (check my Luxola Haul)

5. Etude House Oh My Eyeline

Looking for a liquid eyeliner? let me introduce you to my HG eyeliner, I've been a loyal fans of this eyeliner since few years ago. What I love the most is the brush applicator. It has a perfect shape to draw a line. Not too thin but also not too thick. I don't really like thin brush because it makes the drawing process more difficult for me. The color pay off also really good. I usually buy this eyeliner online for IDR 55K-60K.  

So, that's all my list for now, I hope I can update the list again in the future. After all sharing is caring right? hehehe..

Do you have any favourite products? share with me :)

  current song playing: One Direction - Perfect  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Empties #1

Hi, today I want to start a new blog post series. It is about some products that I've finished. I'm planning to keep this series for a long time, so I will start it from now. I rarely throw away products until I finish it (If I do, that's mean the product is really bad and not worth at all). It's quite a while to finish a product, that's why I think I will need some time before I post the seond one :)

The first one is Cottage Vanilla Shower Gel [Repurchased: Maybe]
I love the scent. It is smell sweet like vanilla, just like the name. It also moisturise my skin well.

The Skin Food Premium Tomato Whitening Essence [Repurchased: Yes]
My favourite essence ever because it really works to reduce acne scar and brighten my skin tone. I've been using it for 4 or 5 years, since the old packaging until now TSF has a new packaging with additional info such as "premium tomato" (back then, they only say tomato serum).

Bioderma Hydrabio Soothing Refreshing Water [Repurchased: Maybe]
I bought it when the first time it launched at Surabaya, they had special promotion for this item (buy 1 get 1) and I've finished my first bottle. So far, I didn't see any special effect from this soothing water except help refresh my skin. 

Lucido-L Triple Beauty Vitamin Spray. [Repurchased: Yes]
This is my favourite hair care at this moment. I've already purchased the second bottle because I'm really in love with this. I use it after I wash my hair and before I style my hair with hair straightener/curler, or whenever my hair look dry and dull. This vitamin spray has a nice fruity scent scent, I also love to use it as hair perfume because the scent is good. Plus it doesn't makes my hair greasy. 

Kiehls Blue Herbal Astringent Lotion [Repurchased: Yes]
My current toner. This is really help to make acne dry faster. I love to use this as an overnight treatment. I usually soak small cotton with this toner and put it on my acne overnight, that way when I wake up in the morning, I can see the big acne usually become flat and no longer red like before.

That's all my empties post for this month. I will dilligently finish another product so I can write a new one as soon as possible. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

New Instagram Account!

Hello~ it's been raining all day in my hometown. The weather is gloomy and cold. Anyway, have you heard the latest news from Instagram? Well, I'm not sure since when (but I think it's still new), now you can add several accounts in 1 phone. That means you can switch your instagram account with another instagram account without changing the phone or log out from your current account. Finally they came with this idea!

I always want to have 2 instagram accounts, 1 for my private life and 1 for the blog. But I only keep 1 phone with me, and doing some log-out and log-in actions everytime I want to change the account is quite troublesome. So I only have 1 instagram account. But, now.... finally I open a new account for my beauty blog.

The username is the same with my blog name: @missbelanjaonline

I will share the blog update and also anything related to beauty there. Hope you can follow my new account and feel free to talk to me on Instagram. 

PS: I'm planning to do a giveaway on Instagram, I will update about it later :) still looking for the right gift to share with you~

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Luxola Haul!

Last month I did a little haul at Luxola. This is the last haul from Luxola, because since this month they will change their site to (I've mentioned it before). Because I have some points on luxola, I can redeem it into a voucher and thus I ended bought some new items. hehehe..

1. Maybelline White Super Fresh UV Cake Powder
2. Maybelline Baby Lips Color
3. Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum'Express Mascara
4. Maybelline Dream Satin Skin
5. L'oreal Lip and Eye Make Up Remover

You maybe noticed almost all the products are from Maybelline. That's because Maybelline is my favourite drugstore brand. I already owned number 1,2,and 3 so this time I re-purchased the same product because the price was on sale. 

As for number 4, Maybelline Dream Satin Skin is an air-whipped liquid foundation. I never wear foundation unless I go to party because I prefer BB Cream. This will become the second foundation in my stash. This product is quite popular and I hope it will also fit me well. Will write a full review about it after I try it for a while.

The only L'oreal product is Lip and Eye Make Up forever. My HG Make Up remover! Maybelline also has similar product like this (even the color is the same). At first, I use maybelline because the price is cheaper but after a while, I change to L'oreal because I think it is more gentle to my eyes. 

That's all my little haul from Luxola. Can't wait to try shopping at their new website!

  current song playing: Infinite - 24 hours  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year

Hello~ Happy Chinese New Year For Those Who Celebrate, and Happy long weekend for the others. This year is the Year of Monkey with fire element. I heard some fortune teller said this year will bring luck to those who bear mouse and dragon as their chinese zodiac. I have dragon as my chinese zodiac, so hopefuly this year will be wonderful like they said :)

This is my Face of the day to celebrate the new year. This year I wear red batik for my outfit. My hair and bangs already grow very long~ want to cut it but need to wait until next month hikz~ *there's a special reason why I can't cut my hair now hehehehe*

Anyway this year also marks the last year I receive angpao(s) because I'm planning to get married this year, that's means starting next year I will be the one who give angpao to the other cousins and nephew/niece. Hehehehe~

Once again Gong Xi Fa Cai, may this year bring prosperity, healthy and everything the best for you and your family~

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Myurbey Giveaway!

Not beauty related, but I completely fell in love with this friendship pillow. 
I've been folowing Myurbey's blog since 1 or 2 years ago? can't remember because it's already quite long. Back then, I was into handmade items, I also opened an online shop that sell handmade doll made from felt (now it's already closed), that's why I also love to follow blog with craft related. Myurbey is one of those blog. I always adore the pillow that she made. 
Though it's simple but it always has a nice pattern and nice words. Like this one~

How you describe your best friend? 
Makes a good times Better and the Hard times Easier. 
Do Anything and still have a best time! 
well said~

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Did You Know?

Hello, Today I want to talk about an interesting product that I just discovered recently. I was reading Daily Vanity's newsletter when my eyes suddenly set on one (or two) product(s). It is called Shade Adjusting Drops from The Body Shop. I need to re-read the name because I thought I read it wrong at first. But it really is.. Shade adjusting.. hoool~

I googled about it and I think this product is quite new and still available outside Indonesia. TBS has 2 different variants for this products. The first one is Lightening, which is help to lighten your dark foundation. And the second one is darkening, which is help to darken your light foundation. To use it, simply mix 1 drop (or less) of the product with your foundation and then you can adjust the color of the foundation. 

   " LIGHTENING DROP: If you have light to medium skin you may find your foundation looks too dark or orange. A concentration of white and pink pigments in our Lightening Drops helps neutralise yellowness while lightening. Simply add a drop to lighten light to medium shades.1 drop = ½ a shade lighter. Works with most liquid foundation.

     DARKENING DROP:If you have dark to deep skin you may find your foundation looks too light or ashy. A concentration of black and red pigments in our Darkening Drops helps darken while keeping the natural depth. Simply add a drop to darken dark to deep foundation shades. 1 drop = ½ a shade darker. Works with most liquid foundations. "

I personally think this product will be a big hit if it really works like its claim. I mean, we can save a lot of money by buying only 1 foundation but we can change the color according to our need. I think my MUA friends will love this product. 

What do you think about this product? 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: Marina Smooth and Glow UV Series

Hi ladies, kali ini aku mau mereview produk dari Marina Smooth and Glow UV series. Ada 3 jenis produk yang akan aku review kali ini. Yaitu Marina Smooth and Glow UV BB Cream, Marina Smooth and Glow UV Compact Powder dan Marina Smooth and Glow UV Two Way Cake. Rangkaian make up dari seri Smooth and Glow ini diperkaya Natural Microfine Powder, Vitamin C, Mulberry dan SPF 20 PA ++

Marina Smooth and Glow UV Compact Powder:

Kemasan: Kemasannya berbentuk bulat dengan warna pink muda. Kesannya simple dan girly, di bagian atas kemasan hanya terdapat tulisan "Marina" dengan detail warna silver. Compact powder ini dilengkapi dengan cermin dengan ukuran yang sama dengan bedaknya. Ukurannya cukup besar sehingga cocok untuk dibawa berpergian. Kemasannya juga dilengkapi dengan spons untuk pengaplikasian bedak

Shade/Swatch: Warna yang aku punya adalah Ivory (11), waktu aku lihat di dalam kemasan, kelihatannya cocok untuk warna kulitku tetapi waktu aku swatch warnanya agak lebih putih dari warna kulitku. Shade yang tersedia antara lain: Ivory, Peach, dan Natural

Review: Secara tekstur, aku cukup suka dengan bedak padat ini karena teksturnya tidak terlalu menyerbuk. Jadi saat digunakan tidak banyak serbuk-serbuk bedak yang berterbangan. Bedak ini juga memiliki aroma floral yang tidak terlalu berlebihan jadi saat digunakan wanginya tidak mengganggu. Warna agak sedikit putih di kulit tetapi gampang untuk dibaurkan, butiran bedaknya juga halus banget. Tekstur bedak ini juga ringan dan tahan lama di kulit.

Marina Smooth and Glow UV BB Cream:

Kemasan: Dikemas dalam tube plastik kecil dengan warna dasar putih

Shade/Swatch: Shade yang aku punya adalah Ivory dan menurutku warna BB cream ini agak terlalu gelap untuk kulitku. Untuk mengatasinya biasanya aku gunakan lagi Marina Smooth and Glow UV Compact Powder sebagai finishing. Hasilnya bagus dan lebih masuk ke warna kulitku. Shade lainnya untuk BB Cream ini adalah Ivory dan Natural

Review: BB cream ini memiliki wangi floral sama seperti compact powdernya. Teksturnya agak sedikit creamy dan gampang dibaurkan. Coveragenya medium, lumayan oke kalau untuk menutupi bekas jerawat.

Marina Smooth and Glow UV Two Way Cake

Kemasan: Kemasan bedak two way cake ini mirip dengan compact powdernya hanya berbeda di warna. Untuk two cake ini warna pinknya lebih gelap. Di dalam kemasan, dilengkapi dengan kaca yang besar juga dan juga ada spons applikator yang ditempatkan terpisah (tidak digabung dengan bedaknya). 

Kandungan Utama: Natural microfine powder menghasilkan tekstur dan tampilan yang sangat halus sehingga bedak lebih mudah menempel dan terlihat natural, nyaman digunakan dan tahan lama. Kandungan SPF 20 PA++ berfungsi untuk melindungi wajah dari sinar UVA yang menyebabkan penggelapan dan penuaan kulit serta UVB yang menyebabkan kulit terbakar. Vitamin C membantu mencerahkan kulit wajah sehingga membuat wajah tampak lebih putih dan Mulberry menjaga kehalusan kulit wajah dan terlihat natural. Clinically proven~

Shade / Swatch: Untuk two cake ini shade yang aku punya adalah natural, dan warnanya pas dengan warna kulitku yay~ karena namanya two way cake, bedak ini bisa dipakai dengan 2 cara, yaitu dsngan spons kering dan basah. Jika digunakan dengan spons kering, aplikasikan biasa seperti menggunakan bedak padat. Jika ingin menggunakan sebagai base make up, basahi spons dengan air dan kemudian gunakan bedak two cake ini. Shade lain yang tersedia adalah Ivory, Peach, Natural.

Review: Wanginya sama seperti produk yang lain yaitu wangi floral yang pas. Tidak terlalu tajam sehingga tidak mengganggu saat digunakan. Teksturnya juga lembut karena seperti dijelaskan di atas produk seri smooth and glow uv ini diperkaya dengan natural microfine powder. Selain itu bedak ini juga tidak menyerbuk sama seperti compact powdernya.

Coverage saat digunakan dengan spons kering cukup bagus untuk touch up dan menutupi pori-pori. Tetapi aku lebih prefer menggunakan dengan spons basah karena coveragenya lebih bagus. Bekas-bekas jerawat yang tidak dalam bisa tertutupi dengan baik.

Before: Aku sudah menggunakan base make up (moisturizer  + BB cream)
After: Aku menggunakan Marina Smooth and Glow UV Two Way Cake dengan spons kering, bisa dilihat tekstur bedaknya yang halus, membuat hasil akhir dari riasan wajahku terlihat natural, tidak cakey dan tidak terasa berat di kulit. Plus bisa lebih menutupi bekas kemerahan yang masih tampak setelah penggunaan BB Cream. Oil controlnya juga lumayan oke untuk kulit beminyak. w

Before: Bare face, aku hanya mengaplikasikan moisturizer
After: Aku menggunakan Marina Smooth and Glow UV Two Way Cake dengan spons basah. Coveragenya medium, bisa menutupi bekas kemerahan dan bekas jerawat yang tidak dalam. Teksturnya ringan di kulit dan hasil akhirnya matte. Jadi waktu diaplikasikan dengan spons basah, tekstur bedaknya jadi agak sedikit creamy dan setelah kering teksturnya kembali lagi seperti bedak padat. Oil controlnya juga bagus, wajahku jadi agak kilap setelah 3-4 jam, biasanya aku touch up lagi dengan menggunakan spons kering.

Coverage medium, bisa menutup bekas kemerahan dengan baik
2 fungsi, bisa langsung dipakai sebagai bedak bisa juga digunakan seperti foundation / alas bedak
Packagingnya girly dan simple, plus kacanya besar.
Sponsnya lumayan tebal dan tidak mudah robek
Tekstur bedaknya halus, lembut, dan ringan di wajah
Harganya murmer di kantong IDR 24K (bisa berbeda di lain tempat)

Kurang cocok untuk digunakan sebagai heavy make up (misal make up pesta)
Pilihan warna terbatas (hanya ada 3 warna)
Perlu touch up setelah beberapa jam

Overall Aku suka dengan rangkaian make up terbaru Marina Smooth and Glow UV especially the 2 way cake powder. I'm not saying that I look super flawless, but I'm seriously satisfied with the result! #SaatnyaBersinar dengan Marina Smooth and Glow UV.

Produk-produk Marina Smooth and Glow UV bisa didapat di Supermarket terdekat seperti: Giant, Carrefour, Hypermarket, Lottemart, dll.

Info lebih lengkap tentang Marina Smooth and Glow UV bisa klik link di bawah ini:

Monday, February 1, 2016

Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB

Hello~ It's been a long time since I talk about cosmetic especially BB Cream. I used to be a BB Cream addict few years ago. But, nowadays I only keep few BB Cream that I really love. One of the few BB cream on my vanity table is this one. Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB

Packaging: Slim plastic packaging with gold cap. I always love Estee Lauder packaging, because it is simple but also look very elegant and expensive. It contains 30ml of products. The main color of the packaging is beige. I love how they make this BB cream handy and can fit my make up pouch perfectly. I always have difficulty when bring BB cream in my pouch because mostly it has big / fat packaging type.

Swatch: To be honest, I kinda freaked out when the first time I saw the color on my hand. It looks so brown for me. My skin tone is very light and I think this color will not suitable for me. But when I try to blend it, it surprisingly quite good on my skin. Yes, it still looks a little too dark for my skin tone, but I can always correct it with lighter powder as a finishing.

Coverage: This BB cream only provides medium coverage. It covers redness well but for deep acne scars, you maybe need more concealer for more coverage. I prefer to use this BB as my daily make up because it is very lightweight and it doesn't makes my skin condition worse with new acnes.

It is also very moisturize. People with dry skin sure more suitable with this BB, but for oily skin like me, it will makes my skin glowing or you can say oily after couple of hours. After all this BB's claim to be "all-day glow"

To complete the formula, this BB also contains sun protection, as it labelled SPF 30/PA+++. I rarely use sunblock because too much of it will makes my skin break out. So, I always prefer 2 in 1 base make up that contains SPF. Mostly base make up only contains SPF 15 - SPF 20 but this BB contains quite high SPF, so it really an advantage for me.

Overall, I really like to use this BB as my daily make up. I don't really use make up when I'm at office. Usually I will prefer to use BB cream and loose powder and then I'm ready to go. The only down point from this BB cream is, the price is expensive hehehe.. after all it comes from very well-known brand, that's why it is expensive.

Have you tried this BB cream?

Hello 2018!

Hai semuanya~~ I'm back again! di tengah kesibukan sebagai working mom, aku berusaha menyempatkan diri untuk nulis sesuatu di blog in...