Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Skincare Haul: SK II, Clarins, & Innisfree

Hi everyone!
Today I would like to share with you my skincare haul. I’ve made a (late) resolution not to neglect or skip a skincare routine, so I purchased some products to keep me inspired. Would you like to know what did I buy? Keep reading

SK II Facial Treatment Essence
Like I have said before, I have finished several bottles of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and my relations with it was not ‘love at the first sight’ (or touch). It is not a product that gives immediate result. After 3 to 4 months, 2 times a day of constant use, I finally able to feel the benefit and see the effect. My skin becomes clearer, softer, and less dull.  Some mild acne scars disappear and my skin is much healthier than it used to be. I will totally repurchase this product in the future.

Price: Rp 1.852.000,- for 215 ml bottle I got mine at Galeries Lafayette, Pacific Place Jakarta

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
I’ve heard so many good things about Beauty Flash Balm. Basically it is a coffee for your face. It has a soothing anti fatigue properties like olive, witch hazel, algae, and bisabolol to revive tired and dull skin. It can be used as primer or as a mask (no rinsing necessary). Let me know if you want a full review.

Price: Rp 550,000,- I got mine at Sogo, Plaza Senayan

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil
You guys know that I love face oil. This time I decided to try this Lotus Face Treatment Oil that has a combination of rosemary, chamomile, geranium, & lotus extract to purify, balance, and deliver a long lasting beauty to combination skin prone to oiliness. Let me play longer with this product. I report the result in the future.

Price: Rp 610.000,- I got mine at Sogo, Plaza Senayan

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
My first Innisfree purchase! I’ve been hearing so many good things about the brand and I decided to try these two products. Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is a mask for oily skin that contains volcanic scoria capsule (hardened lava that erupted from Jeju Volcanoes) to tightens pore, remove sebum, exfoliate death skin cell, deep cleanse, enhance skin tone, and provides cooling effect. Not to mention, relatively affordable too. 

I’ve tried this product several times already and it does make my skin feels cleaner. However in terms of tightens pore, remove sebum, exfoliate death skin cell, deep cleanse, enhance skin tone, and provides cooling effect, GLAMGLOW mask in the black jar is still the winner. I don’t intend to repurchase this Super Volcanic mask in the future.

Price: I got mine at http://www.lazada.co.id/catalog/?q=innisfree

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Liquid Nose Pack
Also contains volcanic scoria capsule, this peel-off nose pack helps to remove blackheads, leaving your skin smooth. It does help a little to remove some blackheads but not all of it. If your skin is super congested I recommend professional facial. 

Price: I got mine at http://www.lazada.co.id/catalog/?q=innisfree

So that’s all my skincare haul, hopefully you like it. If you have any question, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

NARS Matte Multiple in Anguilla

Hello everyone!

When NARS Matte Multiple launched about a year ago, I was scream inside with joy. Any self-proclaim NARS lovers know that their regular multiples are pretty but full of glitter/shimmer that’s not versatile enough for daily wear. NARS Matte Multiples deliver a modern matte hue for lips and cheek.

I got the color Anguilla which is described as ginger pink. It is light-medium pink that gives pale-skinned ladies a healthy dose of natural flush, like you’ve been frolicking in the snow or doing a brisk walk on a cool fresh air. Darker-skinned ladies might want to try brighter color such as Exumas (beautiful pink apricot), Laos (gorgeous rose coral), or Siam (stunning poppy red) since Anguilla will not show up quiet well on dark skin. Matte Multiple also can be worn on the lips. But due to the dry texture, I find it doesn't look really good. Stick to the cheek application instead.  

The texture is lovely, not oily like any other stick blusher. Applied easily on the skin and gives powdery velvety finish. It is matte but not completely thick, dry, or chalky. Since it doesn’t contain shimmer it doesn’t emphasize pores thus suitable for combination and oily skin. I will describe the pigmentation of Anguilla is medium sheer but you can build the color to the desired intensity. It you like better pigmentation; again I will suggest you try their darker color choices.

The bottom line is, this product is amazing. There was other color that I wanted to buy which is Cappadoce, but they were sold out everywhere! If you pass a NARS counter, I recommend you to try it. It is such a beautiful product.

*Price: Bath 1,700 (around Rp 663.000,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist) at Sephora Siam Center. I got it when I was in Bangkok November 2014. Full Bangkok Beauty Haul kindly check this link

Friday, February 13, 2015

French Pharmacy: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil & Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to do a review on these two French Pharmacy favorites which are Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm. I heard so many good things about these two so when I found that Nuxe counter is available at Galeries Lafayette, Pacific Place Jakarta, I decided to buy these two best-sellers. If you interested please keep reading. 

L-R Clockwise: free pouch, free face & body wash samples, reve de miel lip balm, free hand cream, huile prodigieuse

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a multipurpose dry oil for hair, face, nail, and body. It has heavenly scents that I have never smelled before. The 100 ml spray glass bottle is gorgeous and has a ‘high-end’ look to it.

So far I like it best to use as body oil. It gives a soft silky feeling that I never experienced with any other oils before. My skin looks healthy and glowing. It moisturized well with a blend of Vitamin E and 6 precious oils like Borage, St. John's Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia.

I never use this on my face since it contains parfum and Isopropyl Isostearate (comedogenic) in its ingredients. I prefer to use Josie Maran Argan Oil and Jurlique Skin Balancing Oil for that purpose. Bottom line? highly recommended for a smooth silky body.

Price: Rp 499.000,- for 100 ml  at Galeries Lafayette, Pacific Place Jakarta

Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm
If you prefer slippery or buttery texture lip balm that melts on your lips then this product is not for you. It has thick waxy texture with fine grains to mildly exfoliate in it. It feels dry but rich, matte but moisturizing, such a contradiction. Too bad it has no sun protection in it so I mostly use it as night time treatment. By the way I still can feel it in the morning.

It also has a delicious scent of honey, sugar, and lemon that slightly reminds me of Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. Since it is comes in a jar form, I recommend to use clean finger or cotton bud to prevent nasty contamination. I never own lip balm like this before, I imagine not everyone is going to like it, but for me I do love it. I might purchase the stick form in the future.

Price: Rp 249.000,- Galeries Lafayette, Pacific Place Jakarta

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