Jumat, 26 April 2013

[SPONSORED] Circle Lens Review : Dueba Barbie Honey Doll Violet 2 Tone

Hey everyone! (*^▽^)/
A couple weeks ago i found a website that sell authentic circle lens from various brand on facebook, Solution-Lens.comI found their website is very easy to browse, they have a catalogue on their website so we can browse what color lens that we want to buy. 

And then last week i receive a package from Solution-Lens.com
They send me a pair of circle lens for review purpose.
Thank you Solution-Lens.como(〃^▽^〃)o

My package arrive safely! They pack it nicely and give a fragile warning on it so it won't be broken. The customer service is very good and quick. They quickly reply my email and it just took only 12 days until the lens is finally arrived at my house.

The lens was tidy wrapped with a plastick bubble wrap. 
They me send a circle lens case and cute bunny earring too. Aw so happy!

My barbie lens   



Lens Description : 
Diameter 14.5 mm
Water content 38%
Base curve 8.6
1 year disposable (recommended use for 4-6 months)
Packaged in sterile buffered saline
FDA and EU approved contact lenses
Ophthalmologists and optical shops certified
Buy without prescription
Perfect for both dark and light colored eyes 

Mine ^^

I'm usually wear color lenses from my favorite brand, X2. And i'm always stick with brown or grey lens since i want to keep it look natural. But now i want to try a violet one, and Solution-Lens.com give me this!  

The color is so pretty! >.< 
It have 2 tones. Violet and black. For me it's definitely a perfect combination. 
Let's see how it looks on my eyes.. 

 Without circle lens, my natural eyes color is dark brown

Circle lens on :

See?? The color is super pretty! (人´∀`*)
It makes my eyes look more alive. 

The enlargement effect is perfect for me. Makes my eyes appear bigger like a doll. *haha* 
This lens is a little bit thick but it's okay since it's very comfortable!
I'm wearing this lens for more than 6 hours and still feels comfortable. 

 Wearing Duebba Barbie Honey Doll Violet 2 Tone

Overall, i'm so happy with this lens! 
Love all about this lens and i'm looking forward to purchased it. 
I'm also very pleased by Solution-Lens.com because they gives me a great service. They very nice and quickly respond my email and delivered the lens. 

They have soooo many range of circle lens and they sell crazy lens for cosplay too. 
When i browse their site, i'm immediately fall in love with another circle lens they have, 
it's Vassen Kitty Kawaii Cherry Black.
So if you looking for any circle lens, you can go to their website : Solution-Lens.com 
or hit their facebook page : Solution-Lens 
You can also join their permanent giveaway to get a chance of wining a free pair of circle lens. Here's the link : http://www.solution-lens.com/circle-lens-giveaway-solution-lens-com-get-free-color-lenses-our-permanent-giveaway.html 

So that's all my review,  
See you on my next post 

Selasa, 23 April 2013

Beauty Chica Research Giveaway

Hola beautiful ladies! ^^ 
hope you're doing great.. 

Today i wanna share about a giveaway from gorgeous Hana from Beauty Chica 
She's currently researching the topic of woman empowerment for her thesis, and she makes a giveaway for us! Wohoooo!! \(^o^)/ 
*Good luck Hana for your thesis!

This giveaway is for Indonesian only, 
but the cool part is we can choose our own gift! 
There will be two winners, and we can choose whether we want US cosmetics or Korean cosmetics. 

Here's the prizes : 
USA Brand:
elf eyestudio mascara
MUA Immaculate Eyeshadow Pallete
elf Shimmering powder in Sunkissed 


Korean Brand:
Etude House Tear Drop Liner
Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint
Etude House BB Cream Cotton Fit/ CC Cream ( She will order as you choose)

Gosh, i want them so much! *haha 
so if you want to join her giveaway, just go to her blog or you can click HERE 

See you on my next post 

Selasa, 16 April 2013

Review : Oriflame Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls in Natural Radiance

Hey everyone!! ^^ 
Hope you all have a good day!

So today review is about Oriflame product, 
Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls in Natural Radiance 
(taken from : id.oriflame.com  )

I want this bronzing pearls for soooo long, but it's so pricey T^T 
And surprisingly, my mom give me this for my birthday last month. 
So happy!! Thank you mumsie (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ 


The packaging is quite big and elegant, comes with a gold color and Giordani Gold logo. 
I do love the packaging! 

I've got mine in Natural Radiance (人´∀`*) 

*Yayyyy!! There's a mirror inside!* 
This bronzing pearls come out like a ball (or pearls?) with 3 different colors. Pink, creme, and bronze. All color is shimmery but not too much. It doesn't make you look like a disco ball but gives a natural sheen on the cheek. You have to swirl your blush brush to the pearls so you can mix all color together and apply it on your cheek. 

Super natural! 
The texture is velvety smooth, not too powdery, super easy to blend.
Staying power is great! It stays 7 hours on my face *super happy*, and the color is sooooo natural. It's like my cheek naturally glowing and flushed. *eh?* 
The pigmentation is so so, i have to swipe a couple times to get the color. But i don't mind since the color is super pretty!

I love this blush soooo much, it's worth the price i think. 
I definitely will repurchase!

See you on my next post

Sabtu, 13 April 2013

Heart to Heart : Nodular Acne

Hey everyone!
Today post is not a product review as usual, but i want to share you guys about what i’m going  through recently, nodular acne. This will be a looong post, so prepare!

Back when i was in middle school and high school, my skin is perfect! I’m not showing off, but that’s the fact. I never get acne like any other teenagers, and my skin is like suitable for any skincare or makeup. I never get breakout by trying this or that product. That’s why i’m so grateful.

My skin stays wonderful until the second semester of college. And then, it started to produced overly sebum and acne. Not like any usual acne, but nodular acne. It’s big, red, hard, sometimes can be itchy, and hurts like hell! Not to mention that it’s everywhere, there’s on my forehead, my cheeks, around my mouth, and my chin. I was frustated! i have no idea how to treat an acne like that and what caused it. So i started to browse everything about acne and find out that my acne is match to nodular acne description.

So i decide to make this post to help everyone who have nodular acne, so they can know what is nodular acne and how to treat them. I hope this post can be useful ^^

What Is Nodular Acne?
In contrast to non-inflammatory blackheads or whiteheads, nodular acne will form hard, dense lesions, which can also be swollen, red or uneven, affecting the deeper layers of the skin. If left untreated, acne nodules can destroy some of the surrounding skin tissue, resulting in noticeable, unsightly acne scars.

Nodular acne can be extremely painful and without immediate attention it can rapidly intensify. Even in cases where appropriate nodular acne treatment is applied, despite the efforts of the sufferer, the lesions will leave a certain amount of scarring behind. On the other hand, when nodular acne is ignored and the inflammatory process continues, the nodules will transform into soft cysts.

How Nodules Form? 

(taken from : acnehubs.com )

According to the Mayo Clinic, acne is the result of three factors: sebum overproduction, bacteria buildup and shedding of dead skin cells that irritate hair follicles in the skin. The follicles of hair in the skin are connected to the sebaceous glands--glands that produce the oil that lubricates and protects the skin. When the body produces excess sebum, it doesn't have time to travel along the hair shaft and onto the skin's surface. Instead, hair follicles become plugged with sebum and dead skills. If this blockage takes place deep inside the hair follicle rather than closer to the skin's surface, nodular acne is the result.

How To Treat Nodular Acne 
Many sites say that nodular acne is have to treated by dermatologist. But i can't afford a treatment like that, so some friends from a beauty community on facebook recommend me to try some products, and it works! 

Acnol Lotion 
(taken from : www.odantik.com )
Ingredients  : 
Allantoin 0.20% 
Camphor 0.50% 
Sulphur 8% 
m-dihydroxybenzene 2% 
Trichlorohydroxydiphenylether 0.10%

This lotion is work wonder to me! My acne reduce in a week and then disappear. 
The lotion comes in a liquid form and have a some kind of powder on the bottom. You have to shake it before apply. It will gives you cooling effect and then dries for around 5 minutes. 
This is my holy grail acne lotion and it's worth less than 1$ !!

Benzolac 5% 
(taken from : http://propertybandung.wordpress.com/tag/benzolac/ )
Ingredients : 
Benzoyl Peroxide 5% 

It comes with a tube and have 3 variants. Benzolac 5%, Benzolac 2,5%, and Benzolac 1%
If i ran out of acnol lotion, benzolac can save me. It's a gel form of benzoyl peroxide that know can help you to get rid of acne. But recently benzolac can't do anything to my acne :( 
Maybe i have to use higher level of this gel.

Another Tips To Treat Nodular Acne : 
Never try to touch, squeeze or picking a nodule as it can leads to major injury at the skin base and can leave a scar. When you squeeze, not only are you increasing your chance of scarring, but you’re both pushing the bacteria down into your pore and spreading it across your skin at the same time. This way, the likelihood of having another breakout is increased. Acne nodules can take a long time to treat, so be patient.

Always cleanse your face properly two times a day. Use cleanser that specially made for acne skin. Don't use the one that have a scrub on it. Scrub will irritated acne skin. 

Drink at least 2 liters of water. It's the best thing you can do to treat your acne and your skin. It also keeping the skin hydrated and make the skin cells plump and strong. Water also helps to wash away all toxins from the skin and out of the body, an important step when you are working to kill bacteria-causing acne deep within the pores. Dry skin can also cause irregular shedding of skin cells, causing more nodular acne.

Tea tree oil contains natural anti-bacterial properties. Applied topically, the tea tree oil can work its way into the skin to fight bacteria building up in the clogged pores.

Do not eating any fast food! Keeping away from them and any food that be fried, or your skin will produced overly sebum.

It's best for the treatment of nodular acne is to look for it immediately during its early stages to prevent scarring and further severe infections. You can use antibiotics to stop further infections and break outs.Vitamins A, B-1, C, E and zinc are all antioxidants important to maintaining the skin's health, and the Mayo Clinic recommends zinc supplements to naturally treat acne. Deficiencies in vitamins A, B-2, B-3, B-6 and zinc can cause acne.

If self medications or treatments to get rid the nodules didn't work, it’s better to go with a licensed dermatologist’s advices for proper diagnosis and prescription. 

If you are going for whatever treatment for nodular acne, keep patient for the results, because Nodular acne generally takes lots of time to improve because the skin is infected deeply in cause of nodular acne and, the waste material produced in the skin is not readily discharged. So it is advised to check with your doctor/ dermatologist regularly and follow what he says to treat you nodules acne faithfully.

(source : http://www.acnehealer.com/3-ways-to-treat-nodular-cystic-acne-at-home/ ) 

My Skin Condition Now 
I still have some acne on my cheek and many acne scars that leave behind. Nodular acne tend to leave a scar although i'm not picking up or squeeze them. But the most important thing is, my acne already reduced a lot than before. 

I tried to keep away from any meal that fried, stop touching my face, drink a lot of water, and never skip cleanse my face. I also use skincare for acne skin and whitening product to reduce my acne scars.

For everyday basis, i'm not using heavy makeup. I just wear a sunscreen, concealer, and corrector cream to cover up my blemishes. Concealer and corrector cream is the most wonderful makeup item! They perfectly cover up any imperfection on my face and make me look flawless! But when i'm just staying at home, i'm not wearing makeup at all, i'd like to let my skin rest and breathe.  

*Bare Face Alert!!*

Right cheek : 

Left Cheek : 

Chin : 

*Bare Face, no edit at all. except for the eye*

Hehe.. sorry, i'm edited my eyes. It's been swollen like crazyyyy!! >_< 

Fiuuuuhh... such a long long post. 
I bet you're really bored now, haha! 

I hope this post will be useful for anyone who dealing with nodular acne, 
and i'm really glad can share my experience to all of you ^^ 

See you on my next post 

Jumat, 12 April 2013

Review : Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Blush in Fresh Berry

Hello gorgeous! 
Hope you all have a wonderful day ^^ 

Today review is about..  
Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Blush in Fresh Berry

I'm searching for a pink blush and i ended up buying this one. The color is so dark on the pan but the seller convince me that it will turn out to be a fresh pink once it apply on the cheek. 
I never have a pink blush before so i think i'm gonna try this. 

Maybelline claims that this blush have a silky smooth texture, dermatologist tested, non comodogenic, fragrance free, and oil free. 
The packaging is small, simple and plain with a clear cap so we can see the color inside. But i don't think this kind of packaging is solid enough.  

Swatch : 

The texture of this blush is.. mmm.. how am i supposed to described it? hard? 
It's not powdery, yet not buttery. It's like a solid powder (i think) 
And the color of this blush is super pretty and really pigmented!! 
Staying power is good enough, it stays on my cheek for around 5 hours. 

What i hate from this blush is it really hard to blend, it does take time to blending and i hateeeeee it T^T and this blush is have a dead matte finish, i prefer blush that have a glowy finish so my face doesn't really look so matte. 

About what Maybelline claims that this blush is fragrance free is true, it doesn't have any scents. 
But oil free?? I don't think so. My face is keep produced oil like crazy and i don't think a blush can handle it. 

i think this blush is have a pretty color, good pigmentation and staying power. 
But this blush, is just not for me ^^

See you on my next post

Minggu, 07 April 2013

Review : Wardah Double Function Kit and Eyeshadow Serie I

I'm back with another review! 
since i have nothing to do right now, lol (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

Last week me and my brother went to dpt. store and of course i can't take my eyes off of cosmetics counter, so i decided to buy some. hehe (^ω^)

The first item is, Wardah Double Function Kit

Wardah Double Function Kit is a concealer and eyeshadow base in one pact. 
I found it very interesting so i decided to give it a try, and this kit worthed IDR 36.
The creme and brown color is a concealer and the white one is an eyeshadow base. 

The packaging is tiny and made by transparent thick plastick with the brand label on the bottom. I love this kind of packaging because it's makes my life easier. lol 
You can see how the product actually looked like without have to open the packaging. 
It's also look sleek and practical
This kit comes with super mini mirror and a sponge applicator, but i don't think it's useful. 
I prefer my concealer brush for better application. 

The creme color is perfect as under eye concealer, it's instantly brighten up my under eye area. You can use it for highlight too, since it's very light. 
The brown color is too dark for me, so i tend to mixed it up with the creme one. 
Buuuuuut, it can't cover any of my blemishes. 
I don't even know why, maybe it's because of the shade that too light and too dark for me. 
Even though i mixed them up, i still can't get the right shade ( TДT)

The texture of this concealer is a little dry and hard, but the brown one is more creamy. 
Both of them is somewhat hard to blend. The coverage is buildable though.
While the eyeshadow base have a balm texture and come out transparent. 
It's glide smoothly on my lids and not sticky. 

Swatch on my under eye : 

As you can see, it's good enough to cover my panda eyes. 
It's does not crease or sink on the fine lines too. 

Swatch of the eyeshadow base : 

The eyeshadow base is not good enough in my opinion. 
I still have to swipe a couple times to achieve better color pay off. 
And after just 2 hours after application my eyeshadow started to creasing. eerrrrr.. ( ̄~ ̄;)




Okay, let's move to the next product .. 

Wardah Eyeshadow Serie I 

I can't resist myself when i saw this eyeshadow! 
The colors are so soft and feels girly, so i just grabbed this. hahaha ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿

The packaging is all same with Double Function Kit. 
Nothing different, so i think i don't have to explain about that. 
The sponge applicator is soft and can pick up the product very well. 
This product worthed IDR 30.

Swatch without primer :

Swatch with primer : 

From left to right : 
Shimmery soft pink color 
Shimmery white color 
Shimmery champagne color 

Super loooovvveeeee the colors!! (人´∀`*)
All shimmery and neutral, makes my eyes shiny without looking overdo.
The texture is buttery, but the pink one is more powdery. 
It's easy to blend and can stay on my lids for around 4 hours without primer and then started fading. Love love love this eyeshadow!! (人´∀`*) 
I definitely purchased another shade of this eyeshadow! 

i think the Double Function Kit didn't work for me. The only thing that worked is the creme color concealer for my under eye area and as a highlight. 
While the eyeshadow definitely stole my heart! 
I love everything about the eyeshadow so i think i'm gonna purchased another shade. 

That's all my review, 
hope you found it useful. 

See you on my next post