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Water Drop Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge Review

I bet many of you guys have already heard or try out this product, MY KONJAC SPONGE.
I was curious about this product and lucky me, someone from their company email me to review about their product. Yey me! i don’t have to buy.

from the web:
WATER DROP BAMBOO CHARCOAL
Water Drop   Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge
Do you have issues with oily skin that is prone to spots, blackheads and breakouts? Are you tired of looking like a walking puddle of oil even shortly after wash?
My Konjac Sponge has the perfect solution for those issues. Enriched by charcoal extracted from the best bamboos in Korea, this sponge is also effective for cleansing and eliminating blackheads around the T-area (so called Trouble Area). This sponge is perfect for those who are active and spend good amount of time outside having to deal with dusts and dirts that could clog your pores if not cleansed properly.
My Konjac Sponge is an advocate of going-green movement. Not only that our sponge are naturally sustainable, but they are also 100% biodegradable. Indulge your skin with the goodness of nature.

first impression:
What the heck is this? a soggy stone? the texture is so funny!

Water Drop   Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge Review
Just a short story to tell, i went to the quarantine for Miss UPH Scholar ( kind of miss campus ) where i have to do makeup everyday from morning until mid night and i was so smart that i didn’t bring my facial wash! It was a total disaster, i told to myself. but i was wrong, i brought My Konjac Sponge with me and rub it to my face after i remove my makeup with makeup remover and water. And my face looks really nice, soft and bright even without my facial wash!!! uyeaaahhhhh i’m so happyyy!! 

 

how to use:
1. let the sponge absorb as much as water and squeeze it gently
2. rub it to your face after your regular face washing routine
3. no need to rinse your face
4. soak the sponge into the water and squeeze it again
5. hang it downwards

final opinion:
i’m so so so happy with the result, it removes all dirt and oil form my face and left a gentle and fresh skin! i bet you’ll love it!

also available in other types of sponge, i really want to try all of them! you should!

Nyx Round Lipstick Swatches

This is not a review, just some swatches. But i’ll share my thoughts a little with these Nyx Round Lipstick!

Decadent is a really deep vampy red with brown undertone.
Louisiana is a Barbie pink lipstick. It’s a bright pink with no shimmer.
Thalia is a plummy, pinky nude.

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(Decadent – Louisiana – Thalia)

Pink Lyric is an another Barbie pink lipstick. It’s a bright magenta with blueish undertone.
Stella is a creamy pinky nude color.
Electra is an intense red lipstick. It’s just the perfect red. It’s also my personal favorite red lipstick.
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( Pink Lyric – Stella – Electra)
First off, the texture is really nice, it’s creamy and it glides on smooth. BUT, somehow, i just cant stand the smell on most of these round lipsticks. But overall, it’s a pretty good product and the fact that it’s so affordable is always a plus!
Xoxo

D’EYEKO Princess Syahrini Eyelash in Surya Kencana Review

heiho girls! i’m back with a short review for D’EYEKO PRINCESS SYAHRINI EYELASH IN SURYA KENCANA! I bet you guys know about this eyelashes right? yes! i got a chance to wear this “bulu mata anti badai” and i like it!
D'EYEKO Princess Syahrini eyelash in Surya Kencana Review
i personally think the design is somehow look like Japanese eyelashes. it kinda too long for several eyes, but Japanese eyelash also has the similar length and size so it is still wearable. there is a glue included in the packaging, and the glue quality is quite good.
D'EYEKO Princess Syahrini eyelash in Surya Kencana
yes, it isn’t look natural, moreover i find it creates a dolly look therefore i end up wearing this together with Gyaru-ish makeup.
D'EYEKO Princess Syahrini eyelash in Surya Kencana-when worn
D'EYEKO Princess Syahrini eyelash in Surya Kencana-when worn2
D'EYEKO Princess Syahrini eyelash in Surya Kencana-when worn3
i’m wearing:
coastal scent 88 palette
kate liquid liner
viva eyebrow pencil
blush on and powder: maybeline
canmake lipgloss
contact lens: super nudy grey
uper lashes : D’EYEKO Surya Kencana lower lashes : i draw it!
i’ll make the tutorial for the look, only if you’re interested.
D'EYEKO Princess Syahrini eyelash in Surya Kencana-when worn4
PROS:

  • light
  • reusable
  • Japanese look a like
  • soft lashes
  • packaging : OK

CONS:

  •  too long for some eyes
  • lack in lash volume
  • kinda fragile
love,
Bella

Etude House Vivid Pop Stick #4 and #7 Review

Hi my lovely readers!
Today, I am back with another review from Etude House. It is the Vivid Pop Stick, and I’m presenting to you two colors #4 and #7. Keep reading if you’re interested ~
Etude House Vivid Pop Stick #4 and #7
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT
Creates extreme point lip makeup with vivid and enriched color like original lip color.
This is a crayon like lipstick and it comes in 8 colors, from really nice light peachy color to really vibrant red or hot pink.
Etude House Vivid Pop Stick #4 and #7 Review
PACKAGING
Again, Etude’s packaging is absolutely adorable, and this lip crayon’s packaging is not an exception either. It comes in 2.4g of product and it is decorated with lips shapes, and cute font. It is twistable, and you can twist it downward as well ~
Etude House Vivid Pop Stick #4 and #7-packaging
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COLOR CHOICES
This lipstick comes in 8 colors and I think number #4 is the color that is very similar to Yoon Eun Hye’s lips in the dram Missing You!
#1 Kissing You
#2 Discover Love
#3 Just Dance
#4 Pop Stick Baby ( my pick ^.^ )
#5 Teenage Dream
#6 Girls On Top
#7 California Girl ( my pink ^.^ )
#8 Crazy In Love
SCENT AND TEXTURE AND PIGMENTATION
It doesn’t have any scent actually. As for the texture, they are very creamy and it glides on very easily and smoothly. These are extremely pigmented !
Etude House Vivid Pop Stick #4 and #7-packaging-5
WHEN WORN
These last for pretty long time, and they give such a nice matte finish. And they’re pigmented as well~  I think because of that, this pop stick is very drying. I always have to apply lip balm before any application of this product. I can’t stand dryness on my lips. NEVER> . < EVER!
Etude House Vivid Pop Stick #4 and #7-on my lips
Etude House Vivid Pop Stick #4 and #7-on my lips-2
PROS
– cute packaging
– a lot of product
– last for long time
– doesn’t have any smell
– pigmented
– glides on smoothly
– creamy texture
– matte finish ( you could see it as a con if you want )
CONS 
– drying
VERDICT
4/5
WHERE TO BUY
You can purchased these at cosmetic.jolse.com for $10. They offer FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE and it only takes 10 days for my package to arrive to United States all the way from Korea. cosmetic.jolse.com also has an eBay shop calls iamlove-shop, check them out!
* this product was  sponsored, however it does not effect any of my opinions about this post.

Ok ^.^ that is it for this review ^.^ sorry for my lateness. I know a lot of you guys were waiting for this! Thank you for reading and your support ^.^
love,
Nhi

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks Review , Swatches

I have 9 shades of the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick to show you. And yes this is my current obsession, i love it so much.

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Totally Toffee is a nude brown shade with a pink undertone.
Red Revival is another perfect red. Once i ran out of my Nyx’s Electra, this is a perfect replacement. It reminds me of Marilyn Monroe’s red.
Plum Paradise is a plummy berry shade with shimmer.

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Hooked On Pink is a brighter berry shade with a little hint of red in it.
Make Me Pink is a nude rosy pink shade.
Coral Crush is a sheer bright coral with pink undertone. It looks extremely bright, but it’s more sheer once you put it on your lips.

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Pink Peony is a bright pink shade with a coral undertone and golden sheen to it.

Pinkalicious is a soft pink shade with a little hint of coral.
Party Pink is a vivid berry shade with a little hint of magenta. It’s actually a dupe for Mac’s Craving.

My Thoughts: 
The texture is so creamy, the colors are nice and very pigmented, also it smells really really nice. Overall i’m in love with this line. It smells kinda like a candied coffee, so yummy, but don’t eat it.

I’m looking forward to try the Maybelline Color Whispers. Too bad it’s not available yet in Indonesia. I heard it’s Maybelline’s version of Revlon’s Lip Butter.

Xoxo

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire Cleanser Review

Look who’s coming to town YES! IT’S BIODERMA SENSIBIO!
I was so happy thar it will be available in Indonesia! you’ll see it as soon as possible at the drug store. for those who wanna know more about this product, read more!
Bioderma   Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire Cleanser
Bioderma it’s not a new comer, it has been known as the first oil-free, soap-free cleansing system: Micellar Water. it’s formulated with pure and natural active ingredients for the skin. Not only clean up you makeup, it also take a good care of you complexion.
Bioderma   Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire Cleanser REVIEW
I AM TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO YOU!
for those who are lazy to clean up the makeup late at night with several steps, and those who have a very sensitive skin to fragrance.
here’s the cleansing demo with Bioderma Sensibio H2O
no need to rinse!

Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner & Miss Hana Eyebrow Pencil Review

Hey people! Today, I am back with a double review for the Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pencil !

First of all, I’m sorry for horrible lighting! It’s been raining these days where I live, but I just had to get these reviews up as soon as possible! I hope you don’t mind!
Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner & Miss Hana Eyebrow Pencil Review
Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner & Miss Hana Eyebrow Pencil
Miss Hana is a really popular Taiwanese brand, so if you’re curious, let’s get started with the review! Keep reading to find out more 😀
First, let’s start with the liner!
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT
100% Waterproof, Oil Proof and Rub Proof! Proven to beat all other brands of eyeliners on the market!
Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner & Miss Hana Eyebrow Pencil-packaging
PACKAGING
Nothing’s special. I didn’t like the color schemes. but well, it really doesn’t matter.
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Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner
MY THOUGHTS
This liner is quite nice actually, as it is waterproof, sweatproof, and it’s very easy to use. However, I dont find this eyeliner stay quite long on me. That’s probably the only down side to it. The consistency is very creamy, and it glides on very well!
Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner & Miss Hana Eyebrow Pencil-swatches
VERDICT
4/5
– minus the staying power and the packaging –
Onto the review of the Eyebrow Pencil! It comes in 2 shades and I think I have the second shade, Dark Brown.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT
100% waterproof and oil-proof!! 2 Shades Available: Dark Brown Light Brown
Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner & Miss Hana Eyebrow Pencil-darkbrown
PACKAGING
Again, I didn’t like the packaging. It comes in a long stick form with two side. One is the brush, and one is the eyebrow pencil itself.
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MY THOUGHTS

This is my first eyebrow pencil, so I can’t really compare it to any. But, I really like it, I like how it’s small and easy to use, and it’s not that pigmented. Because if it is, it’d been so crazy because I will mess it up, lol :3 the brush is very soft, and it brushes out my brows very well. This is also waterproof, so yay!

Miss Hana Pencil Eyeliner & Miss Hana Eyebrow Pencil-darkbrown-swatches
VERDICT
4.5/5
– minus the packaging –
WHERE TO BUY
You can purchase these at BeautyChamber . They are a shop based in Taiwan, that focus on Asian cosmetics such as Korean, Japanese, and, of course, Taiwanese!

* these were sent to me, but they do not effect my opinions

Ok~ that is it for today’s review~ I hope that you enjoyed it! ^.^

Nyx Natural & Smokey Palette Review

So the Nyx Collection came out around January, i think. They came out with 5 new eyeshadow palette, well the other three are more like a quad than a palette. The Natural and Smokey Palette caught my eye, so i decided to get them.

NYX smokey natural

  • Natural Palette

NYX smokey natural-2

NYX smokey natural-3

NYX smokey natural-4

NYX smokey natural-5

NYX smokey natural-6

NYX smokey natural-7

NYX smokey natural-8

When i first saw it i thought it was the perfect palette for everyday use, it does. However the texture is really chalky and it’s not that pigmented as you can see from the swatches.

  • Smokey Palette

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smokey palette-2

smokey palette-3

smokey palette-4

smokey palette-5

smokey palette-6

smokey palette-7

The Smokey Palette in the other hand, is better than the Natural one. Some of the shades are still chalky, but some of them glides on really nice and pigmented. I really love the pearly white shade on this palette.

My thoughts:

The packaging is really small and compact also get-down-to-business. Both palettes came with a dual ended sponge tip applicator, which i dont really use, they’re hard to clean and collects bacteria so i prefer using my brushes. Also, it has no mirror.
The price is super affordable. So this is one of those you-get-what-you-pay kind of palettes.
The texture is really chalky
The color payoff is not that good

Overall:
The Natural Palette       6.5/10
The Smokey Palette      7.8/10

(+)
– Affordable
– The smokey palette is quite pigmented
– Travel friendly

(-)
– Chalky
– The natural palette is not pigmented
– No mirror

You can get this products from Ulta or Nyxcosmetics.com
Wherever nyx are sold
It retails for $7.00

I’m looking forward to try their new makeup setting spray, they came out with a matte finish and a dewy one. Some people say it’s comparable to Urban Decay De Slick & All Nighter, i don’t know about that yet.

Thank you for reading!

Xoxo

Minion Nail Art tutorial

PAPOY PAPOY!
seems everybody so in love with minions and so do i
here is my minion nails plus tutorial ( i’m an amateur in nail thingy anyway, so sorry for any wrong technique )
Minion Nail
picture from my instagram, follow me @christanath
TUTORIAL:
Minion Nail   Art tutorial
1. paint your nails with yellow polish
2. put a blue color on your nail tip
3. draw a black line, it will be the minion google strap
4. draw the google glass with white polish
5. draw the google glass border with silver or grey
6. draw the eyes and mouth with black
7. add some teeth or any kind of expression
AND HERE YOU GO..
MINION NAIL!
Minion Nail   Art tutorial-finished
XO,
Bella <3

Etude House Ice Shot Cool Band Freeze Foam Review

Hi lovelies!
Today, I have a review of a really cool product here for you! It is the Cool Band Freeze Foam from the most recent collection Ice Shot of Etude House! This was a product I had my eye on when I was browsing through the newest products of Etude House on Google! Now, let’s just get started with the review! Keep reading if you’re interested!
Etude House Ice Shot Cool Band Freeze Foam
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT
Rapid cooling cooling spray!
 Cool bubble adhesion in an instant as high-band that changed fast cooling effect, cooling spray.
 On areas of the skin that you want freedom!
 A new formulation of a long growing wider in the desired areas of the skin can be used freely.
Etude House Ice Shot Cool Band Freeze Foam-description
PACKAGING
Like other Etude House’s products, this particular one also has a really cute packaging! Especially the detail in the front! It comes in 80ml plastic/metal ( i don’t know which one ) bottle, and it is aqua blue, expresses the theme, ice shot, very well! It also comes with a really cool cap and pump! Very hygienic!
Etude House Ice Shot Cool Band Freeze Foam-packaging
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SCENT AND TEXTURE AND SOUND
At first, when you just spray the foam out, oh my gosh! It has such a weird alcohol scent, to the point that I hate it! But honestly, after a few seconds, it changes to such a lovely floral smell! As for the sound, when you spray it out, it just sounds like a bottle of soda is being opened! And when you touch it, it’s like a volcano about to explode, also the same feeling when you touch the gas in the soda! Very interesting!
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DOES IT WORK?
I don’t even know what I need this for, apart from cooling my skin down. My aunt said that this is the most useless product, and haha that’s true. However, there are many benefits which you can get from it. Freeze foam helps you cool down your temperature while it also tight up pores on your face! I don’t really know about if it really works, but it does feel very cooling!
Tip! If you have combination~oily skin, I think you should get this! I use it to put on my face after I do my makeup, and it just helps the makeup to set on very well, and it helps to control oils for very long time! I find it very helpful as in the Summer, my skin produce oils a lot and it could open up pores, and led up to blemishes or acne!
OTHERS
I feel like this product is a fun and unique way to release your stress on a hot summer day, lol! It just very cooling and it just really also cool down my anger inside, lol! However, I do not find this product gives any benefits other than a few I’ve mentioned above! But, I love it, since I think it just helps me to control my oils and makeup in place very well, and not to mention that it also cools down your temperature, and that’s what it suppose to do!
WHAT I HATE THOUGH
Ok, I received this on the 6th and been playing with it since then. But guess what ? I’ve used it all! The bottle is finished! I don’t know if the pump is broken or not, but I tried to pump it out so many times, but it won’t come out. Omg, I only used it for couple days, how could this happened ?! * cried inside * But seriously, only couple days, no way -.-

PROS
– cheap
– cute packaging
– smells floral afterward
– cool feeling when applied
– helps to set  makeup in place
– unique sound and texture
– cool down temperature
– a great thing to release stress or anger
CONS
– smells like alcohol when it comes out of the bottle
– doesn’t have that much of products
VERDICT
4.5/5
Since I’m not a fan of the alcohol smell that just came out of the bottle and also it doesn’t have that much of products!
WHERE TO BUY
You can get this product at cosmetic.jolse.com for $ 13.98, which is very close to the prize in Korea! . They also have an eBay shop called iamlove-shop and both sites offer free shipping! The shipping is incredibly fast! It took 10 days! for it to arrive here in the US all the way from South Korea! I was very impressed!

Revlon Top Speed, Jaded Nail Polish Review

Nail Of The Day (Spring Editon ☀)

Pastels are so in for spring, so i’ve been looking for Essie Mint Candy Apple, but Essie is a bit hard to find here. O.P.I in the other hand is so easy because it’s available on my local drugstore and department stores. But then i found this!

revlon topspeed

Revlon Top Speed – Jaded

Which is actually a great dupe, not to mention cheaper! (I got it around $5.00, Essie is usually around $12 on where i live).

Follow me on Instagram for more NOTD pics!

@ndrpermata

PS: It’s a little bit messy on the the top, i need a manicure for sure.

Xoxox

Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector Review

NEW PRODUCT ALERT!
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector is now available in Indonesia with cheap price!
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector review
Garnier BB cream is available in 18ml tube, it’s travel friendly!

stated on the packaging:
– Bringthens skin
– Lightens dark spot and acne marks
– Moisturizes skin
– Matifies skin & absorb oil, giving powder finish
Evens out skin tone
– dermatologically tested
– SPF 21/PA++
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector-back container
First impression:
the texture is really really light, it has fresh lemon fragrance and the color is match my skin tone.
freshly applied, i was so happy it feels really comfy and i could say it’s more like tinted moisturizer rather than BB cream. the oil control is OK, still my face get oily after an hour but it’s tolerable. the coverage also OK, not excellent but good for daily use since it’s not too heavy and won’t clog pores.
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector-container
APPLICATION:
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector-before application
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector-after application
sorry for different lighting, my bad T.T
as you can see the coverage is nice and light.
SWATCH:
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector-swatch
you can see the texture is not too creamy, i could compare this to Maybeline BB cream as it has similar texture and coverage power.

this is really recommended for daily use! well, if you’re aiming for more coverage (heavy makeup), honestly it’s not made for it . Sometimes i skip my moisturizer because i feel this is enough, it’s really moistful without making my face oily :3

Thiss is my review for today, thanks for reading.. toddles!

xo,

Bella <3

The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige Review

Hello everyone~ Today, I am reviewing my most loved products right now. To follow the trend of CC Cream, I decided to try out The Face Shop Aura Color Control CC Cream in #2 Natural Beige. Keep reading if you’d like to know more about it~

The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige

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The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige-cushion sponge

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT
Face It CC Cream is a color controlling cream that brightens your complexion and keeps tour morning intact without any darkening.
The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige-description
PACKAGING

This CC Cream comes in a really unique packaging. Unlike other CC Creams, which comes in a tube or a bottle form, this CC Cream comes in a compact form with a little air cushion sponge. It’s quite big, but it only contains 20g which is even less than the ” oh i thought so small ” Etude House CC Cream that I reviewed here or the Banila Co CC Cream, I also reviewed it here . When you open the CC Cream by pushing a button on one side of the cream, you’ll see a sticker, and you need to peel it off before pressing on the button which you will get the CC Cream from. At first when you buy it, you need to press on the button 4-5 times for the CC Cream to actually come out. But after, one-two lightly pumps would cover your whole face. I’d say a little goes a long way. This CC Cream has a combination of slightly pink and gray color on the box, making seems very professional, lol.

The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige-packaging
The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige-back packaging
The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige-cushion sponge
The air cushion sponge works really nice as I use it everytime I wear this CC Cream. It’s washable too ^.^
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SCENT AND TEXTURE

This CC Cream has a hint of floral scent, but not overwhelming. You can hardly smell it though, since I can only smell it through that small hole. Once you take it out and blend it in your skin, the smell just goes away, so I really like that! The texture is more like a light bb cream+ a light cc cream. It’s very light, but it’s thicker than any CC Creams I’m trying out ( I currently have 5 ). Anyways, this CC Cream doesn’t feel heavy on your skin at all, it’s just very natural and it’s very easy to blend out.

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COVERAGE TEST

This CC Cream has quite high coverage for  CC Creams in general actually. Normally, my other CC Creams wouldn’t cover a lot of stuff such as red pimples or anything that is more noticeable. But, it can be fixed with a little bit of this CC Cream! Love the nice, light to medium coverage! You can build it up actually!

The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige-coverage
OIL TEST

I think it’s due to the glowy/dewy finish, this CC Cream is not a good choice for people with oily skin! I think I would wear it more in the Spring, Winter and Fall^.^ I reduce the brightness a bit so you guys can take a clearer look of the oil!

The Face Shop FACE it Aura CC Cream #2 Natural Beige-oil test
WHEN WORN

I love the finish look of this CC Cream! Since I am a big fan of that natural dewy look, this was the perfect choice for me every morning! It really does brightens up my complexion as well as covers a few of my imperfection! For those who’s the skin is very nice already, this is a great choice. But for those who’s not, you can top it off with a BB Cream for better coverage! This stays on for pretty long time, around 5-6 hours! If you want it to last longer, try it with a primer! It surely works! And it gets really oily after 3-4 hours, so I suggest you use a powder or a blotting paper after that!

WHERE TO BUY

You can purchase this at an eBay store called iamlove-shop for almost $24 and free shipping! They have lots of brand that other stores don’t carry and are very rare such as OST, Milky Dress, Secret Key, Ciracle, ElishaCoy, and many that you can only find atwishtrend.com. However, if you do not like to shop on eBay, don’t worry, they also have an online shop at cosmetic.jolse.com for the same price as the eBay shop, so I guess it’s like shopping on eBay, but you have more selections to choose from ! they sells whole lot more products such as Etude House, since now they can not carry them on eBay anymore. The shipping for both sites are also free!  yayy! However, you won’t get a tracking number. Don’t worry, you can still pay  $2.50 for a easy tracking number along with standard shipping and of course, my love, the EMS for $22 or more. They also provide free standard shipping for orders over $50 and free EMS for order over $200 ! Yippie, pretty awesome!

SHIPPING TIME 

They are based in Korea, so their products are 100% genuine so don’t worry! Also, they seems to have really fast shipping, it takes 10-15 days for parcel to arrive! For me, I’ve order from their eBay shop before, and it didn’t even take 15 days, haha awesome consider it arrived in US all the way from Korea.

PROS
-unique concept
-lovely packaging
-smells nice
-nice coverage for cc cream
-easy to blend out
-stays on for long time
-nice dewy finish
CONS
-gets oily throughout the day
-may be expensive for a 20g of cc cream
TANGERINE’S QUESTION

Are you interested in this CC Cream? Would you like me to include it in one of upcoming giveaway ? Let me know!

Ok, that is it for today’s review! I hope you enjoy reading it as much (or more lol) as I enjoy writing this review for you (: Make sure to check out cosmetic.jolse.com and their eBay store iamlove-shop!
Have a lovely day!

Review: Sephora Pro Lesson Palette; Smokey Eyes + EOTD

First Impression:
I don’t typically like Sephora’s eyeshadow palettes, but this one is actually quite good. It’s easy to use since the steps are written down below the eyeshadow. You can create 2 looks with this palette, a soft smokey eyes (with the browns) and a bolder smokey eyes (with the black& silver). But you can actually create a lot of different looks with it by combining the eyeshadows the right way.

sepora palette

sepora palette review

sepora palette-back packaging

sepora palette-back packaging-2

sepora palette-back packaging-3

The eyeliner that came with this palette is really good too, it glides on smoothly and last a decent amount of time.

How i use it:
* For an everyday basis
1. I use the matte brown to fill in my brows
2. Then i apply the shimmery champagne color on my inner tear duct and all over my lid, also a little bit under my brows as a highligt
3. I take the brown again to the outer V and blend everything out

* For a dramatic look
1. I us the matte brown to fill in my browns
2. I apply the pearly white color on my tear duct and the inner part of my lid
3. Then i apply the matte brown on my crease as a transition color
4. I use the shimmery silver on the rest of my lid
5. Finally, i apply the black on the outer V and blend everything out

sepora palette-swatches

(Swatches with flash)

sepora palette-swatches-2

(Swatches without flash)

sepora palette review-eyeliner swatch

(Eyeliner swatch)

sepora palette review-when applied

(This is just a random EOTD)

Overall: 8.5/10
(+)
– Great value
– Big mirror
– Pigmented
(-)
– Not really compatible for travelling since it’s quite big
– Some of the shades kinda powdery
You can get it from (Obviously) Sephora
It retails for $20

Xoxo

PAC Eyeshadow Quad Summer Glow Review

Still in the mood of summer uh?
today’s post is a lil bit about summer look with PAC eyeshadow quad Summer Glow
PAC Eyeshadow Quad Summer Glow
like what it’s named, the color represent the cheerfulness of summer which is bright and colorful!
PAC Eyeshadow Quad Summer Glow REVIEW
HERE’S MY SUMMER LOOK
SUMMER LOOK
sometimes using colorful eyeshadow might be so tricky, it might be too much ( like you wanna be in a circus show) or it might not in be in the right combination (wrong color block). looking good with colorful eyeshadow is fun, so make it wearable!
PAC Eyeshadow by Quad Summer Glow
Quad Summer Glow
SWATCHES:
PAC Eyeshadow Quad Summer Glow-swatches
PAC is one of my favorite brand, the price is reasonable for a good quality, pigmented and last long eyeshadow
i was wearing it without primer and the pigmentation is really nice. It’s a lil bit chalky though, but it’s still perform well. The eyeshadow could make more vibrant color if i apply more but i kept the color soft so it won’t be too harsh for everyday look.
one stroke swatch, i rub my finger on the first swatch to the back of my hand
PAC Eyeshadow Quad Summer Glow-swatches2
thanks for reading!

xo,
Bella <3

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Review

Garnier recently released a BB Cream in my country. I’ve wanting to try the US version of this product since i heard the coverage is pretty good and comparable to Smashbox BB Cream, but then this came out. It is extremely inexpensive (which actually make me wonders what actually in it…) but it’s so small, so maybe that’s why it’s so cheap.

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Review

It claims
“New Garnier all-in-1 perfecting cream, the Garnier BB moisturizer that gives you an amazing fairer-looking skin with a single gesture, revealing the perfect-looking skin in a flash.”
First Impression
When i applied it i noticed that the consistency is kinda runny, it gives a really light coverage, i’d say light to medium. I do love how it feels on my skin, it feels light and not oily like most bb cream (at least on me). It gives a really natural finish, yet it covers up some of my hyper pigmentation.
It’s perfect for an everyday basis because of the natural finish. The longevity is not really good, since i have oily skin. I have to blot 2-3 times throughout the day, but that isn’t so bad, i can bear with it.
I love the fact that this product is anti UVA and UVB (UVB protects you from getting sunburn and UVA prevents your skin from getting tanner (at least that’s what i know), if you’re not an Asian, you probably won’t understand why most Asian girls want a pale, doll-looking skin, i know i do, i try as hard as i can to get away from the sunlight).
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector-swatches
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector
Overall: 8/10
Pros
* SPF 20 with anti UVA and anti UVB
* Natural finish
* Light
* Affordable
Cons
* The longevity is not so good on oily skin
* The coverage is too light

You can get it at your nearest Drugstore or any supermarket such as Guardian, Century, Giant, Carrefour, or Hypermart  (Indonesia)
It retails for IDR 16.500 (US $1.60) – i wasn’t kidding when i said it’s extremely cheap.

Xoxo

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black Review

Hello everyone,  I try to keep the  promised in my last review, I will update my blog every other day, but haha, i cant help it but making one today.  So this is another review of a Korean product, and it is the Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black and it came with a free tiny mascara named O’tank Volume Mascara. Since it came in a decent size, I thought I would do a review also with the liner. So, let’s just get right onto the review that  I’ve been trying to get it published as soon as possible but never had a chance to until now!

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black

DESCRIPTION
Brush Liner helps you to draw a clear natural eye lines with deep black color. It is comfortable to draw a defined and fine line without stimulation around the eyes. It is waterproof and no smudge so you can enjoy clear lines for a long time. When you remove your makeup, you can wash it out cleanly without coloring.

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black-description

They didn’t really have a proper description for the mascara.

PACKAGING
This liner came in a set of a liner and a small decent size mascara. It has a black color with gold writing on it, not that surprising for Clio’s packaging, always so simple. It is the same for the O’tank mascara.

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black-packaging

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black-wand

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black-packaging-2

SCENT/TEXTURE
-This liner doesn’t have any scent, unless you try to sniff it really hard. However, the mascara smells really chemical, like cheap mascara, but it’s not noticeable and it’ll goes away once you apply it on your lashes. As for the texture, the line feels very smooth and it glides on very well, no wonder, since it’s Clio’s oh so famous eyeliner, hehe. The mascara feels very fine on my lashes, it hardly never clumps, it’s very creamy and easy to apply.

SWATCHES
These are swatches of the eyeliner as well as the mascara. I have to say the eyeliner is the most black and pigmented eyeliner I’ve used, and the mascara is just average, just black.

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black-swatch

WATERPROOF TEST
This is seriously the best eyes set ever! It is pigmented, easy to use, nice texture and waterproof!
As you can see in the picture below, the swatches didnt budge at all! However, they are not SMUDGEPROOF! Once I lay my hands on them and rub it, they just completely off. -.-
I am still ok with waterproof, but if they were smudge proof, they’d be completely JANNGG!

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black-waterproof test

WHEN WORN
When I wear the mascara, it feels very comfy soft on my lashes as I have nothing on and because it hardly never clumps. As for the liner, I like it because it lasts through out the whole day and same for the mascara, it holds my curls very well too! The liner gives me such precise, defined lines, while the mascara gives me volume ! They are what I am looking for in a liquid liner and volumize , it’s seriously is the best thing in the world!

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black-when worn

Only one coat! and look how amazing it lifted my lashes and volumize it!

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner in Kill Black-me

Me wearing the eye liner alone^^

PROS
-free stuff is always good
-deep, pigmented black color
-eyeliner helps to create fine, precise lines
-eyeliner lasts whole day
-eyeliner is waterproof
-eyeliner is very easy to glides on
-eyeliner is very easy to take off with makeup remover
-mascara is very pigmented
-mascara is waterproof
-mascara gives so much volumes to my lashes
-mascara hardly never clumps
-mascara doesn’t feels heavy

CONS

-mascara smells chemical and cheap like
-they are not smudgeproof

VERDICT
Eyeliner : 4.5/5

Mascara: 4/5
WHERE TO BUY
Clio’s products can be hard to find. However, I have a solution here for you guys. You can purchase this set at peachandlily for $27 dollars, which is quite expensive for a eyeliner and a free mascara, but it’s all worth it, since a little goes a long way, since you only need to use a little bit each time because it’s very pigmented! Also, I find this for more than $30 in other online shop and ebay, so peachandlily is always a good choice for Clio’s products. Peachandlily is fairly a brand new online shop that is located in the US, and they currently only ships to 48 states in the USA, but don’t worry, they will expand their shop sooner or later, I’ll keep you guys updated when they do!

At peachandlily, they provides you with unique brands which a lot of you might not know about, but they’re fairly good for your skin. They carry brands like Mizon, Aromatica, Be The Skin, Caolion, Clio and so much more. A thing I really like about peachandlily is their customer service! They help you with everything that you might concerns about. As I have mentioned before in my last review of Clio Mascara, I mentioned how they emailed me and asked me for sponsorship. Come check it out if you’d like!

* This product was provided by peachandlily for review purposes. However, it will not change my opinion about the product or how I feel about the company themselves.

MY THOUGHTS
I love this set so much! I love how the eyeliner helps me to draw my liner so much quicker and easier. It also helps me to get that dark black precise lines, which i can hardly find it in any other liquid liner. The mascara helps me to hold my curls very well and also gives me lots of volumes which I am super happy about because not all of the mascara does that to my lashes. And last but not least, they’re both  WATERPROOF!
Yes, waterproof! So perfect for summer because I know a lot of you will be out in the beach or the pools, or not you’re gonna be sweating, so if you can, get your hands on any of these two products. I promise you’ll definitely fall in love with them!

TANGERINE’S QUESTION
What do you think about the liner or the brush ? Do you think you will buy it or like it if you do purchase it ?
Let me know in the comment box below! I’d love to hear about it as I am super excited to know what you think about this product!

That is it for today’s review, thank you peachandlily for sending me this set. I appreciate it very much! Make sure to check out peachandlily, one visit doesn’t cost you anything, maybe you’ll find something you like there !
Thank you so much for all of you out there reading my blog and showing your supports by commenting in the comment box, reading them just really makes my day ~

 

Geisha + Sakura Inspired Art Makeup

Hey girls!
Today i have much free time and don’t know what to do. i was looking at my boyfriend facebook photo album and he uploaded bloomed sakura ( it fell off already now :'( ) and i googled a makeup inspired by sakura and end up with this idea : GEISHA + SAKURA INSPIRED LOOK.
Geisha and Sakura Inspired Art Makeup
SEE MORE DOWN THERE!
I supposed to be more menor since i was replicated geisha make up but i choose to soften it so i can achieve a beautiful geisha makeup
since it was an artsy makeup, i draw a sakura tree on my face.. love ittt <3
Sakura and Geisha  Inspired Art Makeup
THIS IS THE EYE MAKEUP
i wore a scotch only on my left eye cos today my lid is stupidly unequal, yeah it likes to change its size
Geisha and Sakura Inspired Art Makeup-eyes
WHAT I WORE?
Face :
maybeline bb cream
maybeline clear smooth compact powder
PAC contour blush
Eye:
oriflame concealer as a base
coastal scent original palete
sariayu liquid eyeliner
viva brow pencil
japanese brand falsie
Sakura gravity:
pencil liner ( forget which one i used )
pixy lipstick
pink and white color eyeshadow
Geisha and Sakura Inspired Art Makeup-face
PICTURE SPAM!
Geisha and Sakura Inspired Art Makeup-final look
Geisha and Sakura Inspired Art Makeup-final look2
Geisha and Sakura Inspired Art Makeup-final look3
Geisha and Sakura Inspired Art Makeup-final look4
let me know what you think!
thank you for stopping by and i would be so happy if you support me by following my blogxo,

Bella ♥

The Balm Marie-lou Manizer Review

So i’ve been using the Marie-lou Manizer from The Balm Cosmetics for a couple of days now. I’ve heard so many good things about it and finally decided to get it, i regret nothing, it is amazing!

The Balm Marie-lou Manizer

The Balm Marie-lou Manizer2

From thebalm.com:
“Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow. “
The texture is really smooth and it’s crazy pigmented. I’ve been using this as a highlighter  and eyeshadow. It is more pigmented than some eyeshadows out there. It’s a shimmery champagne color that’s just so pretty. Plus the packaging is so cute.
The Balm Marie-lou Manizer3
The Balm Marie-lou Manizer4
I was confused deciding whether getting this or the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish, but i decided on this one. It’s not as big as Mac MSF but it’s pretty big for a highlighter, it’s a size of a compact powder, not to mention that this product is also multifunction.
The Balm Marie-lou Manizer5
Overall – 9.5/10

Pros
* Pigmented
* The texture is really smooth and not chalky
* Big size
* Multifunction
* Cute packaging
* Great value (It’s not cheap but it’s worth it)

Cons
* None

Net Weight : .3 oz or 8.5gr

You can get it at Sephora, Ulta, or thebalm.com
Retails for $24.00

Xoxo

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit Review

Hello everyone, so I am sitting here in this heat writing reviews for you all. And just to let you know, I will be blogging every other day, so if you’re here on Wednesday, make sure to come back on Friday for new post ^.^

Anyways, today I am reviewing the oh so new popular BB Cream of Etude House, it is the Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit in W13 Natural Beige. This is another version for the old Bright Fit, which I have already reviewed! So, without any rambling, let’s just get started with the review!

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit

DESCRIPTION

This all-day pearly bright skin BB Cream perfectly glides onto skin providing clear and bright complexion with a smooth, cotton- like powdery finish for flawless skin.
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit-back packaging
INGREDIENTS 
– make sure to click on the pictures to have better view.
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit-ngredients
PACKAGING
Like Etude House’s old version of this bb cream, it comes in a tube packaging with a pump dispenser and 60g of product, very hygienic. I love the white color that presents the ” cotton ” theme very well, along with a slightly pink color in the middle for more girly look.
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit-packaging
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit-lid
SCENT/TEXTURE
This bb cream has a really nice, floral scent that would makes me feel very refresh everytimes I use this bb cream, lol. As for the texture, it is not quite creamy, and very similar to every other bb cream out there. However, since this bb cream claims to have a matte finish, this does feels a little matte when you apply it to your back palm or face. It feels very light, not heavy or anything like that. This bb cream is very easy to blend, making the process of applying face makeup very fast and easy.
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit-texture
COVERAGE TEST
I tried to do coverage test with a red tint to test the coverage for redness and black eyeliner for dull, dark spots. As you can see in the picture below, this has a very, very high coverage, perfect for who with many imperfections and you want to get that flawless complexion. Sorry for the blurry picture on the first collage.
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit-coverage
OIL TEST
Since this is a matte bb cream, I find it not as oily as other one. This bb cream controls oil very well ! I failed to do the oil test lol.
 WHEN WORN
As I’ve said, this bb cream has a matte finish, if you like dewy finish, I suggest you check out the Bright Fit version because that one gives you more like a glowy, dewy finish than this one. This stays on for pretty long time I must say, as not for having primer underneath, it could stay for about 5-6 hours, and if you wear primer, it could even stay for 7-8 hours, which is very awesome as you do not need to touch up during the day. But, if you’re the type of person who sweat a lot, I think you will have to apply bb cream again during the day because it could melt the bb cream, not completely, but your skin tone will look uneven. As I have already mentioned above, it feels very light, and it doesn’t cake on my skin. It also brightens up my skin instantly which I am very happy about.
PROS
-simple yet elegant packaging
-smells great
-very affordable
-brightens up the skin
-contains skin care light anti darkening, anti wrinkle, brightening and sun protection of SPF 30 PA++
-available in almost every online shop due to the popularity
-nice coverage
-good oil control
-stays on for very long
-does what it claims
-has a very matte texture
CONS
-could even melt off if you sweat a lot  ( but i do not )
VERDICT
5/5 – I’ve found my favorite bb cream for the hot, oily summer!
WHERE TO BUY
You can get this at w2beauty ( link to the product ) for $19.50 with free shipping and a lot of samples! They have a wide range of Korean cosmetics and skincare products, so make sure to check them out! Don’t forget to use my coupon code 273904 to get $5 off of your first purchase on w2beauty. Alice unnie, or the owner of the shop is very friendly, she is known to have the best customer service in the online shopping world, haha :3 well, at least i think so. She is very nice to her customer, and even her sponsored blogger, so if you have any questions, make sure to contact her at contact them at : w2beautysales@gmail.com.
MY THOUGHTS
I think this is a great bb cream for who with oil/combination skin. Of course, dry-normal skin people are welcome to use this product, it doesn’t matter really, except the finish would look best on dry-combination skin. However, dry-normal skin people can always pull of the matte, flawless makeup look.
TANGERINE’S QUESTION
Have you tried this bb cream ? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comment box below, I’d love to know!
That is it for today’s review. I hope you enjoy reading it, and please ask me anything down in the comment box below regarding anything ( aha, that was random ). But anyways, thank you so much for reading!
* This product was sponsored by w2beauty for review purposes, but it would not effect my review on this product as well as the company/brand/store.
Love,
Nhi