10.16.2014

GRAZIA DAY with BEYOND INDONESIA


Hey girls!
Last week I was invited to be the guest beauty blogger at BEYOND's event on GRAZIA Day event at Fiddleheads, Pondok Indah Mall.





They also invited professional makeup artist Philip Kwok to do a full faced demonstration with BEYOND products. The event started with a short brand introduction from BEYOND, how their products are made from mostly natural ingredients and also cruelty-free method. After that, Philip started the dewy korean-style makeup demonstration with a model volunteer from the audience. He was talented and funny, and the whole demonstration was super informative and fun! At the end of the demonstration, everyone got a chance to visit BEYOND store and shop!










REVIEW


I’m sure that every woman has their own insecurities with their own skin. For me, my problem spots are my oily and acne-prone skin. I have to blot every 2 hours everyday and that annoys me sometimes. Another problem I have with my oily combination skin is that makeup will sometimes slip and slide all over my face if I forget to blot/touch-up with powder. Recently, I came across with an organic makeup primer from BEYOND : True Eco Organic Ideal Finisher. What’s the difference with a normal makeup primer? Well, this product contains 95% natural ingredients and doesn’t contain silicon. Even better, their whole range of products are all cruelty free! How good is that? The texture is soft and moisturizing, but at the same time it helps my base makeup adheres better to my skin.  

After a while, my makeup looks dewy and flawless – without the help of setting spray! I truly love this product and it’s my favorite one from BEYOND True Eco Line.  Another must-try from them is their True Eco Real Organic First Essence. It’s basically a 100% Organic Toner which boosts the skin’s efficiency to absorb the nutrients and functions of the next skincare product you apply.  The application is a breeze, it smoothens my skin texture and keep them feel refreshed.  

Bottom line is, you only have one skin for the rest of your life, and therefore taking good care of your skin is a vital investment.  Your skin will thank you for using organic and all-natural skincare, not products that are filled with chemicals that will be harmful for you in the long run.

See you later,
xx
Jean

7.07.2014

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sao Paulo (lightly applied)

Hello babes!

I want to share my current obsession - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream!
I currently have 4 shades because I'm crazy in love with them!

Today I'm going to review my most favourite shade - Sao Paulo!
They are very pigmented, super creamy and the best thing is that they're matte!
These lip creams can be a bit drying - so make sure you moisturize your lips first before applying these babies on!

I use this shade almost everyday, by lightly dabbing it on my lips for a softer fuller, effect.





So what are your opinions about these NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams? Love it or hate it?

xx
Jean


5.07.2014

(NOTD) Noir Bling Nails!

Hi girls!

I don't usually share my Nail of the day, but I was sooooo satisfied with my yesterday's nail job !
Can't stop looking at them!

I'm always intrigued by gradient nails :) The best understated nail art there is.

I got my nails done at M.Lee Nail Shop at Pantai Indah Kapuk (Ruko Centro Metro Broadway)
It cost me Rp 280.000 for the whole thing (Rp 180.000 for gel colour + Rp 30.000 for gel removal + and a ridiculous Rp 50.000 for 1 bling bow + Rp 20.000 extra for gradient effect). A bit expensive I must say, since Manicure ISN'T included :( But whatever I was in a rush anyways!

Review:
Satisfied with the clean and fast job, will go here again! :)








2.24.2014

Estee Lauder 'Beautiful Eyes' Workshop

Hi girls!

Last weekend I had my FIRST ever beauty workshop.
Exciting stuff hey? I was invited as a guest beauty blogger alongside with the talented @auraure from Instagram to demonstrate Estee Lauder's latest campaign which is 'Beautiful Eyes' at Atrium Sogo Plaza Senayan.


Pretty stoked!

The workshop went on smoothly, a summary of the workshop:

So first before demonstrate the look on a volunteer from the base (skincare) to the point makeup, focusing on eyes and lips - I briefly explained about how important it is to keep a healthy skin and how to prevent breakouts. It is a good foundation because before makeup there is always skin - as the quote says ' Makeup is only as good as the skin underneath'.





I also finished the look by showing the attendees how to properly put on false lashes and give them free Lavie Lash falsies for them to try at home!

There were lots of free vouchers from Estee Lauder to give away to spend on that day - so it was pretty fun! 

Overall the event was a success, hope to see you girls again on my next event!

Thank you fimela and Estee Lauder for having me!

Love,
x
Jean

1.27.2014

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case & Smoked Palette Swatches & Review

Hello babies!

I managed to get my hands on these 2 palettes from Urbay Decay last weekend, all thanks to my big sister! She went to Singapore for a short trip and I asked her to pick up some stuff for me from Sephora!

Originally I wanted the NAKED 3 Palette (because everyone seems to have it already), but unfortunately they are all SOLD OUT! How crazy is that! Well I guess next time. So she got me these palettes instead. Sweet!

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case



Love the packaging! Very sturdy but it's not heavy at all.
The mirror top is cute, but I can already imagine it would be full of fingerprint soon :P

The coolest thing about this all-in-one palette is that you get all the basic shadows and three cheek colour s with an Urban Decay 24/7 travel size eyeliner and Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Color in LOVECHILD. Handy!

Let's open drawer number 1!
I can see that I would reach to this palette often because of the wearable colours! Especially the purple :)


And here's the bottom drawer.
You get two cheek colours (LOVE) and one highlighter colour.
Again, super wearable and nicely pigmented.


Here are the swatches of the eyeshadows, lightly applied on the back of my hand.


My verdict?
Review: 3.5/5

Not a must have, but it's a pretty palette.
I love that they put the Urban Decay 24/7 Liner as it's one of my favourite pencil eyeliner. (review soon)

On to the next palette!

Urban Decay Smoked Palette


A very sexy and sleek packaging, wrapped in fabric and very sturdy.



Nice variation of colours that complement each other. Consists of four matte eyeshadows and six shimmery eyeshadows. I particularly like the shades 'Loaded', 'Mushroom', and 'Asphalt'.


Here are the swatches (lightly applied with no base):



Verdict? 3.5/5
Again not a must have, but loving the shimmer shadows.

Toodaloo!

x
Jean

1.17.2014

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Mud Mask Review

Hi girls!

New year, new blogpost! How about that!
Sorry for the little absence lately, but today I am going to do a short review the Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Mud Mask! I got it as a Christmas pressie, but you can also get it here in Indonesia (details at the bottom of this post)



A bit of background extracted from their website:

GLAMGLOW was created and founded by Glenn and Shannon Dellimore for exclusive behind the scenes use in Hollywood's entertainment, music, fashion and award industries, especially as pre-makeup to get camera ready glowing skin. It is made in California and now is available in 52 countries. The product is made for man and women with natural ingredients with the combination of TEAOXI technology and French Sea Clay , that will give you a delightful TINGLE sensation and giving you an amazing 3 days glow.

Their claims:

  • Leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing. 
  • Activates moisturizing collagen synthesis. 
  • Provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation. 
  • Helps to leave skin smoother, brighter and softer. 
  • Provides tighter skin texture and tighter pores. 
  • Helps to provide a more youthful appearance. 
  • Absorbs impurities without removing natural oils. 
  • Helps to protect against free radical damage. 
Key Ingredient:

TEAOXI™ is GLAMGLOW’s proprietary continuous time-release technology, delivering daily fresh Super-Squalene, EGCG Super-Antioxidants & Polyphenols direct into the mud from the real pieces of tea leaf contained in our mask. TEAOXI™ is the ‘magic’ behind our powerful anti-aging and anti wrinkle results.


Other Key Ingredients:
  • Real green tea leaf pieces: brighten complexion, protects against free-radicals, hydrates the skin and balances oil
  • Volcanic minerals: lighten under-eye dark circle , detoxifies, and awakens skin
  • Ivy: improve skin elasticity, tightens and lifts, provides extended tigthtening effect
  • Cucumber: anti-inflammatory, helps to heal skin, soothes and calms the skin
  • Comfrey Herb: creates youger looking complexion and speeds cell regeneration
  • Lavender: heal breakouts, natural anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory
  • Chamomile and marigold floweranti-platelet properties, fights skin issues and anti-microbial.


How to use:
  1. Stir the product around with your clean fingers (or in my case a foundation paddle brush) 
  2. Apply a thin layer on a clean face
  3. Wait for 10-15 minutes until it dries.
  4. ENJOY THE GLORIOUS TINGLING sensation. I do like products with a tingling feeling.. I have a problem.
  5. Wash it off by gently massaging your face with lukewarm water.
  6. All done!

My Review:


Freshly applied!


After 10-15 minutes I look like Hulk.


Love love love the packaging, very heavy duty and nicely put together. They also put a very handy booklet with various detailed information about the mask's ingredient. You get brownie points from me for the packaging design, GlamGlow!

I LOVE the smell of this mask. Very soothing tea scent and it's not overpowering. I have been using this mask once a week (I might need to use it twice a week now since I love it so much) and noticed an instant change. My pores feel tighter, and overall complexion is brighter.

My redness and bumps are also significantly reduced, and my face is less oily during the day. I am sure I will get awesome results if I keep on using this mask for the next months or so.. :) but even if the effects weren't there, I would still enjoy this mask because it's so much fun putting it on and it was very soothing!

Overall.... 4/5! I am very pleased with this products and will definitely purchase it again in the future.

Where can I get this product in Indonesia?

GlamGlow is available to purchase at BEAUTYBOX retail store located in:
  1. Grand Indonesia West Mall
  2. Paris Van Java Bandung
  3. Kota Kasablanka LG
  4. Trans Studio Mall Makassar
GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Mud Mask retails for IDR 760,000 for 50ml.

Thanks for reading, please try this mask and let me know what you think!

Jean


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