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Thursday, January 9, 2020

BLACK FRIDAY HAUL 

It's the 9th day of 2020, how's your days going so far? No, I'm not gonna greet a happy new year because I know it's kinda late. I just wish we all here always be given for health. Let’s shine brighter in this 2020 !! 

Today I wanna share with you my very first time shopping experience at Colourpop official website on last Black Friday 2019. On the event, they offered 30% off and I've been eyeing some of their products especially for their sister brand, Fourth Ray Beauty, which mainly focused on skincare. What I like from them is, they provide free shipping to Indonesia with minimum purchase of $50. And yes, their delivery was just in time, the boxes came to my front door 3 weeks after. At first, I didn't want to buy many, so I asked my friends if they want to participate on this order. Long story short, I ended up stock many for myself. So, here are of what I picked from my wishlist during Black Friday. Do enjoy ;)    

Skincare line - FourtH Ray Beauty

Remedy + Rainfall Serum Duo - $25
This duo package contains of Remedy serum and Rainfall serum and each weighted for 30ml.
REMEDY 10% Niacinamide Serum

Rainfall 2%  Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Revive Skin Boost Duo - $25
This duo consists of Turmeric Face Milk and Remedy Serum. Since Fourth Ray Beauty offered a good deal for this combo, I purchased these together with my friend. So, she can has Remedy serum as she wanted and I can have the Turmeric Face Milk. 
Turmeric Face Milk

Bright Side Vitamin C Duo - $22
Glisten Up Mist & RAYDIATE Vitamin C Elixir

MAKEUP LINE - COLOURPOP

Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer - $14
Medium 10N

 
After blending

Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Concealer - $9
Medium 90W

Crème lux lipstick$7.5
La Lady

Super Shock Shadow - $6
Top : Crème lux lipstick - La Lady
 Bottom : Super Shock Shadow - Weenie

So that's all from the boxes. Since it was my first time, I did really enjoy and satisfy with the service provided by them. Well done Colourpop ! See you people on next post !


xOxO - Cathy




Monday, December 2, 2019


[REVIEW]: LAKME 9to5 REINVENT PRIMER+MATTE CUSHION FOUNDATION


Hello lovely readers! How’s your Monday going? Mine, was an easy one eventhough I had to face the crowd of people around Monas, Central Jakarta early this morning for work. Well, but that doesn’t change my mood to finally talk about the new cushion foundation that is currently added into my beauty shelf. Few weeks ago, Clozette Indonesia (@clozetteid) sent me the new Lakme 9to5 Reinvent Primer+Matte Cushion Foundation to try on. They know well that I love to wear cushion foundation as my daily makeup. So, here’s my thought of this cushion foundation.



FORMULA


This cushion foundation comes in 6 shades to choose from, that already suited to the skin of Indonesian women. I was given 3 shades to choose which are 02-Light Sand, 03-Medium Honey and 04-Golden Natural. I’m shade matched to a 03-Medium Honey, right as I guess it at the first time I received this product.




It has lightweight formula and have medium to high coverage. It blends easily over the face and buildable. I have blemishes around my cheeks and this cushion foundation perfectly cover them as well as my dark circles. It sets into your skin just like a sec, so it’s better for you to quick blend the cushion foundation once applies to your face before it becomes dry. The finish is velvet matte, even so, I keep set it with loose powder around my T-Zone that tends to get oily and the other parts with blush powder.


Before Application
One layer application
After full application


It also already completed with SPF 30 PA+ to give you protection from UVA and UVB rays in the afternoon. But still, I suggest you to keep using sunscreen underneath your cushion foundation.

 


PACKAGING


Just like the ordinary cushion, it comes in a standard cushion compact with shinny of rose gold design. Inside, there’s a black cushion applicator with touch of baby pink line to hold the applicator. This cushion foundation is also can be refilled, so you don’t need to worry to buy the whole package once it runs out.    



 


INGREDIENTS


Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Silica, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris (Trimethylsiloxy) silylethyl Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Cetearyl Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Betaine, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, BHT, Allantoin, Caffeine. May contain : CI 77947, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499.



FINAL THOUGHT


So far, I quite enjoy to add it as my daily makeup essentials. I have tested using this cushion foundation for over than 8 hours and yes, my T-Zone looking oily eventhough I already set them with loose powder and there’s a slightly crack on smile lines. But the other parts remain the same as in the beginning. I also quite surprise how it's building for the coverage without feeling cakey, instead it feels so smooth.

Lakme 9to5 Reinvent Primer+Matte Cushion Foundation is priced at IDR 179,000 for 15gr. You can purchase this product offline store at Lakme Makeup (@lakmemakeup) or online at some market places such as Shoppe, Lazada, Blibli, JD.ID and Tokopedia. Thank you for reading lovelies, until next post :)


xOxO - Cathy


Sunday, November 10, 2019


[EVENT + REVIEW]: CELEBRATING FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF REVU INDONESIA

Happy Sunday everyone ! How was your weekend? Wishing my readers had good weekend and ready to rock Monday ^^. Anyway, who is in here love to celebrate birthday? Well I do. And yes, few weeks ago I was invited by Revu Indonesia to attend their 1st birthday celebration ever. I was so excited back then once received the invitation, yet I was also worried that I could not make to the place on schedule because the event started at time 30 minutes earlier before I finish my work. But it turned out super fine for me, eventhough I was a bit late, I still enjoyed myself and had much fun to the event. The event of 1st Revunniversary is full packed with the partners such as SuperYou Indonesia by Sequis Online, Hello BeautyIndonesia and Simplysiti Indonesia, and not to be mentioned the games with lot of prizes. So, if you want to know more how fun the event was, just sit back and keep reading this post!

Mr. D.K. Chang as the founder and CEO Revu Corporation

Before we go deep into the event, I wanna slightly talk about Revu first. Some of you might already know what Revu is, but I also believe some of you still keep questioning about it. Revu Indonesia is a digital platform where they gather all the reviewers become Revu Content Creator to review the products/brands which have partnership with them. The chosen reviewers will receive the product/free sample product and in return they have to give their best review through their media social such as Instagram, facebook and blog. The best reviewers will also get some additional prizes, but again it depends with the campaign of each brands. Isn’t it fun? For those of you who just started to be in this industry to be a reviewer or content creator, you’re surely have to register yourself at Revu Indonesia, one of the best review platfrom, and to be part of Revurian.

Mr. Jimmy Lin as Managing Director Revu Indonesia

OK, now let’s get back to the event. The event started with opening speech from Mr. D.K. Chang as the founder and CEO Revu Corporation and Mr. Jimmy Lin as Managing Director Revu Indonesia. Next, all the revurians gathered to come forward to stage to sing birthday song and blew the candle together.

Mr. Evan as Head of Digital Channel SuperYou Indonesia

After we sat back to our seat, the event continued with the introduction of SuperYou Indonesia. Mr. Evan as Head of Digital Channel lead the presentation of the brand. SuperYou Indonesia by Sequis Online is a new digital insurance that will give you simple and easy way to protect yourself. You can choose the protection based on your needs and check your profile anytime and anywhere with just one click from your cell phone. Not to be worried, SuperYou Indonesia is a part of PT. Ausuransi Jiwa Sequis Life and already registered at OJK.





Next is greeting and slightly introduction form the representative Hello Beauty Indonesia. Hello Beauty Indonesia is a beauty platform/beauty services marketplace for beauty professionals and clients, wherein clients can book and discover for the beauty services from anywhere.


The event then continued with Make Up Demo & Workshop from Simplysiti Indonesia with Mrs. Chidra Tansil. But before it started, there was brand and product introduction from its representative, Mrs. Astuty. Simplysiti is a beauty brand from Malaysia which already existed for 10 years and owned by the famous Malaysian singer Dato Siti Nurhaliza. On this session, we were also experiencing to try Simplysiti products such as Cushion Foundation, Shading Blusher and Matte Lip Cream.




The last station of the event was games. Who were not excited with the games and the prizes for sure? We were all! We couldn’t stop laugh just because the games were so fun and almost forgot that tomorrow we still need go back to work.

Last but not least from the event of course photos session with all the participants. So here we are, the revurians ! Thank you Revu for having me and see you on the next event ;)


All the Revurians

REVIEW


Now, let’s get on to mini review of Simplysiti products. I really love the Cushion Foundation. The shade Natural Beige GCF02 really blends well on my skin and it gives me natural look with dewy yet glow finish.




The Shading Blusher GSB01 consists of blush in pink-orangey and contour in medium brown. Once applying the blush, it more into pink on my skin and instantly freshen the look. I don’t really use contour in my daily basis make up, instead I use this as eyeshadow to give me the natural make up look.



Meanwhile for the Matte Lip Cream, it’s too matte for my dry skin and a bit of sticky. So I need to apply more lip balm before use this lip cream. However, this shade Primrose Pink GML03 is really beautiful and just complete all my natural look using these products from Simplysiti.

Just because I love all these Simplysiti products, I will talk more about these on my next post. So you better wait and see you ;)


xOxO -Cathy-

Monday, November 4, 2019

[REVIEW]: NOERA LIGHTENING BODY LOTION

Hello loves ! I hope everyone is doing good. Well, I’m now being recovery after having sore throat and Gastric Acid for the entire last week that made me had to stay on bed during weekend. Well, on this post I’m going to talk about body care from one of local brand Noera Skincare. Maybe some of you already heard about this brand and some not. Don’t worry, I will break down into words everything in here and this time is for Noera Lightening Body Lotion. So, happy reading !



Besides of taking care with a lot of skincare steps for face, the body treatment also could not be forgotten. I personally have uneven body skin tone, my legs have brighter skin tone than my hands, it can be because of my hands have sun direct contact much more than legs. Eventhough I have treated them equally, it somehow takes longer to get even body skin tone. Noera then launched their Lightening Body Lotion to solve our problem for uneven skin body. And in collaboration with Smart Beauty Community, I’ve got a chance to try this body lotion.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Noera Lightening Body Lotion is body lotion for skin lightening with chosen ingredients that are safe to be used for all skin types, normal and/or sensitive skinThis lotion has several claims such as lighten skin due to sun exposure, soften and moisturize skin and also promotes healthy glow skin. 



PACKAGING
The lotion is packed in plastic transparent bottle with silver and tip-top cap. The body bottle is quite firm and we couldn't easily squeeze it to get the product out. Instead, we need to shake the bottle several times until the product comes out from the mouth of the cap.

The tip-top cap

TEXTURE
Speaking of the texture, this lotion has creamy white texture with thick consistency. It also has strong smell like floral scent (I somehow have difficulties in describing scent). To those who are quite sensitive with fragrance, you better test it before. So, don’t ever say I haven’t warned you before. 😉
Texture
Once apply
After apply

INGREDIENTS
Aqua, Ceterayl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Alpha-Arbutin, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Bellis Perennis Flower Extract, Petrolatum, Fragrance, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulois Oil, Ceteareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Licorice (Giyoyrrhiza Glabra) Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.




FINAL THOUGHT
After more than 2 weeks of use, I have loved and hated relationship with this lotion. The loved is, once applying the lotion it spreads easily with no effort even though the lotion has super thick consistency. It also doesn’t leave any stickiness and absorbs quick in secs. My body skin feels so soft and brighter day by day. While for the hated thing is just the strong fragrance that bother me every time I use this.


This lotion is already BPOM certified and you can purchase this Noera Body Lightening Lotion online with retail price IDR 115,000 at market place such as Shopee and Tokopedia

xOxO - Cathy