12.26.2013

Audrey Hepburn Makeup Look

Hi pretty babies!

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2013! Hope you are blessed with joy and happiness xx

Last weekend I was invited to my good friend's birthday at Pho Bar (SCBD) and the theme was 'Old Hollywood Glamour'! I instantly thought AUDREY HEPBURN! I adore her so much especially in Breakfast at Tiffany's and Roman Holiday!

So I put on my black miumiu dress and stack some pearl necklaces... and voila!

I feel like Audrey! (asian version)





With other Audreys :)

SMOOCH TO THE BIRTHDAY BOY


Thats all!

See you all soon!

Jean

12.17.2013

Bobbi Brown and BeautyTreats Indonesia Beauty Blogger Gathering + My Bobbi Brown TOP Picks!

Hey beauties!

Sorry for the late post, I was pretty occupied with my baby Lavie Lash, it was a pretty hectic month - so I apologize for that! But it's all good now since I am able to write this (very delayed) post!

At the beginning of this month I was invited by Bobbi Brown Indonesia and BeautyTreats Indonesia to attend a beauty blogger gathering! It was my very first beauty related event since I got back to Jakarta so I was so excited - especially meeting new people and Jakarta beauty bloggers! Fresh meat over heeeere!

For those who aren't familiar with BeautyTreats, well you are missing out since they are the biggest beauty subscription service in Indonesia! How about that! Not only that, they also have a beauty store as well! And for Bobbi Brown... well I'm sure I don't need to explain right?

Here's my makeup of the day! Wearing soft colours and Lavie Lash in Fleur (my favourite!)



The meet took place at Rustique Restaurant in Plaza Senayan. I knew I was at the right place straightaway!

Hello there!

What's on our table!

Mother of makeup!


After we arrived, Amalia (a representative from BeautyTreats) greeted us and then we began our lunch :) Sadly I had heaps of chinese goodies at lunch an hour before the event, so I just had a bit of food here and there. I had a nice chat with Myrna (Bobbi Brown Indonesia) and the lunch was just lovely! Everyone was super friendly!

The main event started after we finished our lunch. Amanda (Bobbi Brown's Beauty Trainer) greeted us and explained to us the history of Bobbi Brown's makeup line and her interesting philosophy. Bobbi is all about beauty from the inside - coming from a balanced lifestyle and healthy mind and body. If you think about it - happiest girls ARE the prettiest girls, eh?



After that, Amanda was giving us a makeup demonstration using Bobbi's famous 10-Step-Beauty method, starting from a the base up until the eyes.



Here is a detailed step-by-step instructions of the 10 Step Beauty by Bobbi Brown:

 



Voila! 

Voila! All done! Naturally pretty - using makeup by enhancing one's feature, not changing it completely. That is how it should be done!

That's a wrap! I enjoyed the whole experience and it was very nice meeting new people who I have in common with.

I also got some Bobbi Brown goody bag that afternoon filled with Bobbie Brown lipgloss, eyeshadow, eye brightening concealer, and highlighting pen. Thank you very much for that! I will definitely put them in good use!

Thank you so much Bobbi Brown and BeautyTreats for inviting me - hope to see you all again in the next event!





Here are my top picks from Bobbi Brown! Enjoy!




1. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black 

2. Bobbi Brown BBU Palette (filled with various shades of concealers, correctors, and stick foundation)

3. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

4. Bobbi Brown Blush in Nectar

5. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Espresso

6. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze


Thank you beauties for reading, see you next time!

x
Jean

11.11.2013

Lavie Lash Launch + Me in cheongsam and side updo!

Hi babies!

Sorry for the CRAZY lack of update, have been settling down to Jakarta's hectic life.
One of the main reason is because I have been busy setting up my own business.

After 6 months developing it with my partner, here it is!

I present to you - LAVIE LASH!










Why lashes?

Well I love lashes, I think they're amazeballs.
They really enhance your eyes and overall makeup look. As an asian girl myself, I really do
 think the make a world of a difference - they open up and enlarge your eyes with the right lashes.

Quoted from www.lavielash.com :

La Vie French : 'The Life' English: Enhancing and making your eyes more ALIVE. in other words, The most luscious lashes that you’ll ever own.

Easy to apply, reusable, and lightweight.

Welcome to Lavie Lash – handpicked lash collection that we know you’ll love! Our philosophy is very simple. We want to create beautiful luxurious lashes with an affordable price point. Our lashes are carefully handcrafted using 100% premium sterilized human hair, and produced by the same factory as leading eyelash brands. You can rest assured that your Lavie Lash is top quality without the ridiculous price tag. Let’s face it, most of the mass produced, machine-made lashes on the market are using low quality materials – and you don’t want them on your sensitive eyelids.

Our lashes are meticulously handmade with the highest standard of craftsmanship – using only premium materials. Lavie Lash is a good investment for your beauty cabinet, as it can be used up to 5 times with good care.


I am really excited to share this with you guys!

Unfortunately we only ship to Indonesia, but we are working on International Shipping!




Here are some photo updates of me with my hair up + Mandarin Peony cheongsam - ready to attend my friend's wedding.





Stay pretty
x




8.22.2013

Review: CHANEL CC CREAM!

Hey :)

I am back in Jakarta at the moment and been here for almost 2 months- so far so good!
Today I will do a quick review of the hyped up CHANEL CC Cream!

Since I came back, I haven't done makeup shopping much.. Maybe I have only got a few things because I already stocked up on backups when I was still in Sydney. I thought they would have Chanel counters in Jakarta but they ACTUALLY DON'T.

.... (long pause)

I didn't purchase any backups for my beloved Chanel Loose Powder and the Perfecting Concealer!


Luckily, a week ago my Dad visited my sister in Sydney and I got him to pick up a few things from Chanel, and one of those things are: Chanel CC Cream + Chanel Les Beiges Compact Powder!

Here comes the review!

Chanel CC Cream Review


My understanding about CC Cream is that they are more improved version of BB Cream - with more skincare benefits. I hope I'm right! ;)

They have only 1 colour - which is the case for most BB Creams. It's very fair (maybe MAC NC10-NC25)! I just came back from a diving trip so I'm a bit darker than usual, so this is 1-2 shades too fair for me. After powdering and packing on the bronzer, they look alright on.

The texture is thick and jelly-like, definitely not runny and watery. It doesn't emphasize my dry spots (around my nose) and it's quite moisturizing.

Coverage wise? Very very sheer. I would not recommend this for people that needs more coverage.  I still need to conceal any acne scars and redness. It's an alright product for everyday use but it's not my cup of tea. My favourite BB is still Diorsnow BB Cream - with amazing coverage and finish for my oily skin and perfect colour too!

The price is a bit exxy - and I think I would not repurchase this again. The good thing is that I might be able to use this as a base because of it's good SPF properties.

Overall score?

3/5!

Here is me with full makeup, using CC Cream + Chanel Loose Powder.


As you can see - it's too white for me.
:)




That is all!
Thanks for tuning in,

x
Jean


7.01.2013

(GIVEAWAY OPEN) Dove Colour Live Event : Dove New Radiance Range

Hello everyone!

I have something exciting to share with you girls today, which is Colour Radiance hair care range  ! There will be a GIVEAWAY down the bottom but make sure you read this post first so you can win a Dove hamper! (Australian Only)

Just recently I went to Dove Colour Live Event at Luxe Studio in Darlinghurst with my friend Janice, and we were invited to an interactive colour experience. Sounds exciting right?

When we got there, I saw they were serving out green juice (you know how I love my healthy green intake!) and I had to grab it! It turns out to be a 'Dove Vitality Juice'! They also had champagne but ergh, it was Tuesday and I don't really like having an alcohol on weekdays! #tryingtoloseweight

Dove Vitality Juice

Borrowing Janice's hand :)

We came into this dark room, with just a TV in front of us and black curtain all around us. 


Finally the experience started. A gentle voiceover were describing colours to us one by one - red,blue,green, you name it. How each colour has its own personality. How each colour gives us a certain mood and feeling. Turns out that the voiceover was narrated by a very inspirational blind lady called Kate Crofts. Kate can tell when her hair is beautifully coloured by feeling instead of seeing it. The TVC was beautifully directed.

After that we went outside to meet with Dove's Marketing Director George O'Neil!

He introduced himself to us, and also explained about the new range of Dove hair products:

Dove Colour Radiance Range.



This new range is created so we can feel the 'just coloured hair' for longer. It specializes in ensuring coloured hair stays healthy and well nourished, to help us feel and see vibrant looking colour. 

" The new range includes the first dual-stripe Daily Treatment Conditioner for coloured hair that helps replenish lost nutrients. It delivers the new Vibrant Colour Lock to each strand, keeping hair feeling healthy and helping prevent colour vibrancy from fading. It doesn’t just smooth down hair to make it feel and look good on the outside: it deeply nourishes the hair, enhances shine and ensures hair colour looks vibrant."

Listening very seriously :)

I personally have REALLY DEAD DRY hair from excessive hair colouring - and I have been waiting for an affordable non-sulfur hair product option. This new range has a lower sulfur content so it doesn't strip my hair too much - which is perfect! I have been using it for a week now and I quite like the Express Treatment Conditioner! I like to deep condition my hair when I wash it but Hair Mask just takes too much time (lazy me).

After that, we were divided into groups and each group was appointed with a Personality Coach, and I think this was the highlight of the day! Each of us was analysed by the colour of our skin, hair, even clothes to see which colour scheme suits us best. It's amazing how colour can change someone's mood, or reflect someone's personality.

These colours suit me best!




Overall it was an interesting experience! Thank you Dove and Nuffnang!

Oh, I almost forgot!

I am giving away a Dove Colour Radiance Hamper to my subscribers! (Australia Only) Runs till 8th June 2013!!

It will include:

  • Dove Colour Radiance Lower Sulphate Shampoo
  • Dove Colour Radiance Lower Sulphate Conditioner
  • Dove Colour Radiance Daily Treatment Conditioner
  • Dove Colour Radiance Leave In Conditioning & Care Spray
  • Dove Summer Glow
  • Dove Original Anti-Perspirant
  • Dove Purely pampering Body Wash
  • Dove Indulgent Nourishment Body Lotion
  • Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Cream Bar

Here's how!


 Answer this question:  
"What appeals to you most about the new Dove Colour Radiance range?"

You can leave it in the comments section below, or my facebook page! The best answer will win!
IMPORTANT : Leave your e-mail so I can contact you If you win!


View T&C of the giveaway here.

I'll be announcing the winner on my next blogpost which I'll announce as well in twitter!

Thank you and goodluck!

x
Jean

6.05.2013

Instagram Roundup! My healthy eating pictures AND IMPORTANT NEWS.

Hi everyone!

If you follow me on instagram, you'd know that I love clean eating and exercise.
I exercise almost daily - either it's Krav Maga, HIIT, weights, or even other sports!
I love being active even though I tire myself out most of the time.. :)

Here are just some photos of the food that I made day to day.. It's easy!

The straight brows I'm rocking recently!

Grilled scotch fillet with mixed veggies and oven baked sweet potato chips

Chobani (greek yoghurt) pancake with coconut flour. So fluffy!

Chobani with soaked oats, berries, granola, and chia seeds!

Spinach, pear, and mint juice.

Pumpkin seed toast with peanut butter, Chobani, sliced apples, topped with Chia and Cinnamon

IMPORTANT NEWS:
I will be going back to Jakarta for good.

The past 7 years here in Sydney has been fun, sad, interesting, and amazing to say the least.
I have met some amazing people, people who taught me invaluable lessons in life, people who hurt me, people who I came to love, people who believed in me, and also people who appreciates me...

I will miss those people - and this journey has been life-changing. It shaped me to whoever I am right now. 

Unfortunately this chapter has to end. I have to move on.
Meeting new people, new business opportunities, new everything..
I'll get to spend time with my parents which is amazing. :) After all, it is my hometown.. 

Sydney is also my home. It will be hard to leave.

I will miss you Sydney.


Anthropologie sheets I got for my jakarta room!!


Love,
Jean
xoxo

4.21.2013

Face of Australia - New Glitterati Collection

Hi Beauties,

Going to share something really exciting today!

I was lucky enough to receive the MOST amazing package at work from Face of Australia.

For those of you who don't know them, they're an Australian-owned company (support!)
and also they don't do animal testing! You should check them out, very good priced and their products are worth checking out!!! (esp: nail polishes, illuminating creams, liquid liners!!!) Check out their facebook here.

They sent me their new nail polish collection, called 'The Glitterati' collection - which is a fitting name because ohmagawd - all pretty glitters!!! I AM OBSESSED with glitters so I'm a happy girl.

Here is the overview of the collection.
HOW PRETTY ARE THEY...



My favourite from all of the bunch is this pretty cupcake-like pastel polish :
'Heart of glass'



Anyone who thought of that name will get a star from me - because it's such a fitting and pretty name :)
This polish is very girly and looks like sugar sprinkles.
They last 6 days on me with a bit of chipping which is normal.. So the predict?

This collection is to die for!

Go get them at your nearest drugstore/chemist !!

FITNESS UPDATE

I will post my fitness routine in the next blogpost xx



Jean
xx



3.13.2013

Review: Vassen Sandy Grey Circle Lens + Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette

Hi everyone!

My Bobbi Brown giveaway has ended!
Thanks for EVERYONE who entered this giveaway sponsored by Mizspa.com !
The winner has been announced on my twitter a few days ago!
Congratulations to.... (drumrolls...)

VODKA & LATTE!

Congratulations once again to you! :) Hope you enjoy and love this beautiful palette!

Okay, today I'm going to review a new eyebrow pencil I just bought (impulsively) even though I just got MAC Lingering.. Maybe because it has something to do with not being satisfied enough with it! I am also going to review these new babies I just got from Pinkyparadise.com  ! So let's review them shall we?

Vassen Sandy Grey Circle Lenses



I have been wearing a lot of brown lenses lately and I wanted some change! So I bought these grey lenses and I thought the halo effect is quite cool! The lenses itself is a yearly circle lens with 14.5 mm in diameter - which is an okay size! I personally don't like humongous lenses... They freak me out. So these are okay if not a tad big for me. Am I weird? Lol.

Okay so comfort wise... They're quite dry when I first got them but after a few wears they're okay now!
I'm quite happy with it.. But it's the type of lenses that look weird if you don't put makeup on... You look like an alien. It's quite bright. It doesn't look natural at all - which is not a bad thing... I guess. It will look good with smoky (HEAVY) eyes!

I personally won't purchase these again, maybe I'll try a more subtle grey in the future!

Let's see!

Pandablush Rating : 

Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette

I think I'm addicted to brow products... I know I keep saying this but it's true!
I LOVE THIS BABY! Sure it's expensive ($44 a pop at Mecca Cosmetica) but it makes creating the perfect brow EASY PEASY. The tip is angled and it's waxed based - so it keeps your hairs in place.
The colour is perfect - taupe! So it's not too red.

HOLY GRAIL MATERIAL. GET IT.

Pandablush Rating : 







I hope it helps anyone!
x
Jean


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