Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Review - Milani Illuminating Face Powder in #3 Beauty's Touch | Cosmekita

Hello, folks! :D

Another blusher to review from Cosmekita.

Here's the pic.
Looked fab isn't it?

Honestly it smells kinda weird... Roses, perhaps?? Just don't like it. The smell is kinda too strong for me.

So this is supposed to be a multi-function product, as blush, bronzer and highlighter....

If I blend it, it could only be a blusher, for me. If I want this product to really works I'd better use it separately, than mixing the colors.

Each color swatches...

The texture is just usual powder with a lots of shimmers and that very illuminating effect.
When blended... above is without and below is with.

It can be sheer or very pigmented. The color is really buildable, I looked good with just sheer. If I build it up the blush will accentuate my scar on my cheek and I really wanna avoid that.

So the conclusion.
Design and packaging. 3 stars. Just looking 'good' not like better or anything. But the roses texture does looks good.
Scent. 3 stars. Too strong for me. x_x
Texture. 3 stars. Usual 'illuminating' powder..... Dunno what was I expecting....
Pigmentation. 5 stars. From very sheer to very pigmented.

Honestly nothing really interests me with this product..... But yeah at least it's not a disappointing product.

And this would be the last product from Cosmekita to be reviewed and,
I think I'm gonna be hiatus again for some time until June.... Choir competition, performing at graduation, concert and ASSIGNMENTS. But I will still participate for IBB's May MUC because of the theme! Well I honestly still have no idea though but I'm sooo participating! :D

See you guys in the next post!

With Love,

Review - Silkygirl Big Eye Collagen Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black | Cosmekita

Hello, folks! :D

Still with products from Cosmekita. This time it's a mascara from Silkygirl! I don't have and never try a Silkygirl product before yeah so I hope this is good!

When I got this I also very excited because I thought it's a BLUE mascara but then I read the label and oh... it's just a black mascara.... :p Indeed I wanna try lots of unusual mascara color! So far I have only black, brown, and dark blue. I want something like purple, red, or that ashy blonde shade lol. I wish such mascara color existed.

So, this claims to keep our lashes healthy due to the collagen and actually I can't tell the difference whether my lashes are healthy or not.... :/

When I pull out the wand and I saw the comb, me be like OwO it's not a usual brush applicator xD
But I must say Silkygirl might 'overworked' on the length of the comb... It's just too long which in my opinion tends to mess up things. And it actually kinda like Etude House's Shockara when looked from the top

This mascara supposed to amplified the lashes' volume for 15 times (it claimed) and it does makes my lashes more in volume! But to say like 15 times for it's kinda too exaggerating... But still love how it makes my lashes looked thick <3

Looked very natural don't you think?
One important point: NO CLUMPS!
I swear I have no idea why my lashes are so damn messy -_-

Okay, so it doesn't smudge, which is great because so far what I experience outside Japanese mascara is that they smudge. But the curl doesn't last at all. Like, just finished curling very painfully and when I finish applying the mascara my lashes be like drop down very quickly :v
I envy you guys with naturally curled lashes... Or even straight! Straight lashes are still better than downward lashes....

BUT! A good side due to not lasting the curls, I don't need to use mascara nor eye makeup remover! Just wash everything out and my lashes are clean! :D

So the conclusion.
Design and packaging. 3 stars? Just usual tube and it's kinda longer tube than other mascara....
Volume. 5 stars. Makes my lashes much more thicker! Even that it's not 15 times but that's okay.
Lengthening. 5 stars! I must say it's not losing to Majolica Majorca's lengthening mascara!
Curls. 2 stars. 2 for not dropping immediately. 1 if it drops immediately.
Waterproof. This is kinda hard to tell the rate. It doesn't smudge, which is great, but it's removable just by washing my face which mean it's not likely to smudge all over and wear off if I cry or splashed or whatever.

Yeah that's all of my opinion of this mascara. Tell me if I missed anything.

See you guys in the next post! :D

With Love,

Review - Innisfree Eco Flower Tint in Azaleas | Cosmekita

Hello, folks! :D

You could say this is a sponsored post since the product was given to me by Cosmekita to be reviewed.
All I can say is that I'm lovin' it!

Okay so let's get started!
When I got this I was soooo excited since I'd always wanted to try any of Innisfree lip product and the tube's color looks so pretty! But then I was so upset looking around the internet to know what's the name :v
I received it without a box (or maybe it does not have a box afterall) and the description is all in Korean! After some time of no-direction searches finally I know what it is. :D

The packaging is simple, from plastic, and it's sealed as you can see there's a sticker over the tube and cap. You can't open it unless you tear the sticker half.

See? There's no shade number nor product name in English..... All I can read is only 4-Free, well, of course because the product name itself starts with Eco ;)

It got this cute flower stamp on the top <3 Very pretty! 
I believe it represents Azalea

Clean! As I ever mentioned before I just love this part of opening new product when the 'neck' is still clean :p

HOWEVER, when I finally pulled out the applicator I was like screaming in my heart. Really. The color is so O_o...... I wasn't expecting such vibrant neon pink while the packaging was so soft-pink colored... 
The applicator is just usual shape, doe foot applicator.

The scent itself, it smells like real flower. Maybe it's the Azaleas' scent. I like it. The scent fades away through time so you don't need to worry. But if I'm not fit, it makes me kinda nauseous....

About the staying power, Somewhat I think it's last like forever if you apply it on bare lips. When you use concealer or BB cream or whatever before applying this, the color most likely to fade away but in a much way longer time than usual lipstick. And another great point is that it doesn't transfer when I eat or drink.

Yeah so I was surprised, again, on the color. When you very freshly applied it, it's almost transparent just like lip gloss. But then after few seconds it the color will show more, becomes the color of the packaging, then when it totally dries, it turns out somewhat more opaque and vibrant.
When you layer and layer it, it becomes exactly the same color with the applicator. Somewhat hot pink.
But nonetheless, it's so PERFECT for gradation lips. Just perfect.

What's interesting for me is the texture. Well actually how the color changes already a very interesting point for me. Anyhow, when freshly applied, I feel like I'm just applying water on my lips and when it dries, I feel like my lips are bare! Like I apply nothing to my lips. I think it's kinda 'soak-into' my lips and that's also why the color stays just great.
I usually feel like kinda hard to talk or smile with some lip products on. You know that 'sticky' feeling right? This is a definitely huge plus point. I dunno whether other lip tint is like this, but yeah still I love this.

Okay. Into the downside. When freshly applied it just makes my lips somewhat stinging and smarting (Indonesia: perih) and that's kinda scares me at first but then nothing really happened as I already use this many many times. So yea I don't mind now.

So. The conclusion.
Design and packaging. 4 stars. Success for balancing over eco and not cheap looking.
Texture. 5 stars. LOVE IT. That bare lips feel is just wow. :p
Color. 5 stars. Turns out VERY beautiful.
Staying power. 4 stars. Stays like forever. I ever accidentally forgot to remove it at night and when I woke up the color stays!
Scent. 4 stars.
Additional. Stinging feel. 1 stars. I don't mind but I still don't like it. :v

Okay and that's a wrap!

See you guys in the next post! :D

With Love,

Saturday, May 3, 2014

B Blog’s, I A.M a Blogger

Hello, folks! :D

Okay so today here it is another event made by B Blog!

So! There will be 5 winners, based on how much page views to this post,,,, Well I don't have lots of followers but yeah, still, I'll join! ('v')9

NOTE: This is all ganna be words and letters all around with no picture..... Kinda like of pieces of stories.

The first thing to talk about is why I decided to make a blog and how did I decide on the name and my blog's theme (I guess it's category that they mean?)
I decided to make a beauty blog from the first time, because seeing all other girls blogging and successfully make it as a job and I was like, great! Triple wins! I love to write/share things, and I love beauty/cosmetics, and I may make it as a job!

Actually I have a blog since like ages ago, before, but then never touched it. Lack of motivation and commitment, I guess? LOL.
So I made a totally new blog and challenge myself to customize the template, design, layout and everything. I do love editing and coding, afterall.

The first thing that came to my mind when I decide the name and theme is Alice in Wonderland. I love Alice. Even though I prefer Peter Pan, but I though it would be inappropriate if I made it as Peter Pan since the blog's gonna be about beauty! -w-
Alice is all about Wonderland and Wonderland is from Disney and Disney equals to fairytale. Fairytale Wonderland. Sounds good! (even though may not make any sense... lol!)

I was so happy, glad, excited, you call it when I finished the design of this blog back then. But along with time, I feel like it's not interesting enough and the header is kinda looking wrong...
During the next holiday I might reconstruct the whole blog again. I just feels like the design is missing on something. :p

Okay that's the end of topic one.
Goin' to the next one.

About the advantages that I got throughout the time when I blog.
I can't say much about this since I'm not that very active blogger due to school and piano and choir group,,,,
But so far I made friends with 2 bloggers. For me, having friend is already quite a rare things. LOL. (pardon me as an introvert). And I receive lots of name cards... *currently still cursing myself for not having name card... T_T)

I had only attended 2 events and I got so many things from both events. Anyway, both events were from B Blog! (Yeayyyy *clap clap*) Thank you B Blog for making events. It helps a lot. I hope B Blog would create more and more events up ahead! :D

And that's the end of topic two.
Next one!

Tips and trick as a blogger.
I'm so speechless on this one! I've been blogging like almost a year yet still only have 3 precious followers.

My only advice for new blogger is, BE ACTIVE. And if possible post about the newest product of some certain brands. That's what makes people keep on reading your blog.
AND, join some blogger communities. It helps to get you to meet lots of people and some may drive you up to the top!

That's all for topic three.
And the last one!

What do you know about B Blog?
It's a blogger community (obviously) from Japan which points out to make some bloggers to be more famous and acts as an advertising agent,,,
I mean, like, when a brand approach them to help the brand to promote their products by calling out some blogger to review the brand's products. That's what I get so far by all the things that I read, saw, and heard.

I honestly have no idea what to write anymore... and so be it! :D

See you guys on the next post!

With Love,

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Event - Cosmekita Launching Party

Hello, folks! :D

Back with another event report!!
On last Sunday I went to Akmani Hotel to attend Cosmekita Launching Party. This is my second time going to a launching event, after B Blog.
At first I'm not even sure I'll get an invitation since as what I read back then, Cosmekita will only invite like. 15 bloggers? But then later in the e-mail, I saw so many recipients!

When I arrived there was already quite some bloggers. Good thing that they're also new to this kind of event.
The place is so dim..... My phone is so not cooperating in dim place -_\
I'm sorry if the photos is not good...

First they told us to re-register ourselves and along with that we were given the goodie bag and the door prize number, then to put our bag inside the hall and enjoy the meal outside.

Inside the hall.....
And the table I'm on.

There's also a selfie contest!
And this is my selfie but yea I didn't win but that's okay...

Right when I went outside the hall like it's so crowded! Me myself so shocked that there are THAT much of beauty bloggers along with many famous blogger....

I feel so 'newbie' with just 3 followers but yea screw that I'm very thankful to my 3 followers and those who commented on my posts.

The food....
Seriously the desserts were so good :9
Love love love the pudding :p

When I got inside the MC said that it's 'not allowed' to took selfies during the event and I was like,,, I think we all here would break the rule... lol.

So the MC, named Adam got onto the stage and gave a bit of opening speech.

Followed by Ms. Karmila gave a brief introduction of Cosmekita

And Mr. Kenny to explain everything.

He surveyed things before, and he said on average, girls spend around 400k per month and I was like O_O that's high. :p
And only around 3% of the bloggers, if I'm not mistaken, that took blogging as their main job. Well of course since most people have their own 'real' job and some are still students.
He also said that on average, the rate is 1 blogpost per week. I'd say that's normal.... I can't even maintain 1 post per week anymore!

He gave us some tips to get more viewers. So he recommended to use a custom link, to be active/posting regularly, to sometimes post something out of our usual post (means like, if we usually post about beauty, then we could post about our traveling story or something like that) and to let people know more about us.

He showed us some videos. One is more like a fact all around beauty and internet and one is introducing-advertising Cosmekita itself. I can't really took pictures since the cameraman is blocking the screen! :')

He later also showed a video from C Sanny Lie, who is a PR of Cosmekita. Too bad that she couldn't come that day. I read her blog quite often too.

After that, followed with make-up demo by Olga Agradia. She's a MUA sponsored by Anastasia Beverly Hills! How awesome is that? Anastasia is a famous brand!

She told us how to shape our brow and how to fill it. She first use powder to fill the brow, then a clear brow gel to keep the brow hair direction and a bit of concealer here and there to finish. I learnt those back then from Lasalle College's workshop :D

After that, next is a hair-do and makeup demo by Yamano Salon of Beauty. I suppose it's still only available in Japan...

Hair do is done my Mr. Yazawa Shoichi while makeup is done by Mr. Mitsuo Yamano. The models are C Karina and C Rini. Both of them looked fab already for me but yeah the make over was still done.

Mr Yamano explains that there's Yamano beauty academy there in Japan. (Sorry I forgot the exact name) But yeah I think that it's so cool!

For the makeup, Mr Yamano explained that the camera most likely to catch and give bluish color so he added more orange color.

For the hair do, C Rini's hair actually was curled already. What Mr. Yazawa did was pushes the hair upwards with the fingers. He said that it's currently trending in Japan.

It gives a more volume and it's called somewhat A-shaped hairstyle since indeed it looked like an 'A'!

He also made a flower out of C Rini's hair by braiding them, and the first 10cm from the head is to be stretched over and then rolled to be shaped like flower. (Pardon if the explanation sucks! lol)

And for C Karina's hair, he said that here in Jakarta it's so hot so he thought it would be better to put the hair up so it'd be cooler. He made a bun-like out of her hair.

Next both of them explained on the currently very trending 'gold tattoo' in Japan. It's called Aurum and I swear to you guys it's so fabulous, elegant, classy, you name it! I'm so in love. They later picked 1 blogger from each table to tried the gold tattoo. I wasn't picked but yeah not my luck I guess. : /
On C Rini's hand and eyes
I wish it's available here in Indonesia but really I bet the price would sky-rocketed like crazy to mention that those are pure gold! Oh I'm just a student with not so much money :p

Anyway, a sudden 'chaotic' condition in the hall..... lol *intermezzo*

Mr Yamano and Mr Yazawa also introduced the hair treatment Nudy Aura. I want to take pictures of the shampoo on the table but then several people starts to grab them here and there and it's gone.... I only have this picture lol
The 2 bottles at the back are the Nudy Aura products.

Next up is Ms. Yulia from Japan Softlens to give some speech and all,

Last is the announcement of the selfie contest winners and the door prizes!
There's total of 3 winners of selfie contest, 1 lucky winner from the media, another 4 lucky winner from the bloggers.
I'm sorry that I forgot to took pictures of the winners......

Finally after that we bloggers each was given 3 products to be reviewed in 10 days. Each blogger got different things to review. This is what I got.
Silkygirl Big Eye Collagen Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black
Innisfree Eco Flower Tint in Azaleas Tint
Milani Illuminating Face Powder in #3 Beauty's Touch

And this is what's inside the goodie bag!
You see that cute pink box? It's the invitation! 

Just so creative and pretty!

I should be receiving a pair of softlens too but C Yulia said it's so rushed that her assistant can't prepare all of the softlens so only some of us that received the soflens. My soflens should be on the way (lol!) at this time. :D

Anyhow, below is ootd that day.... :p

And on that day I only managed to took a picture with C Sasya since I'm just too shy to ask anybody else to have a photo with me and my phone needs like forever to get focused....
I was so surprised when I saw C Sasya. She's much more prettier in real and her face is so small! She looks very young! :3

I took pictures with C Gita, Raden and many other bloggers but yeah they're not mine so I won't post 'em here :p
I met so many bloggers and chatted quite a lot and it's so fun! I love meeting new people :3

Thanks to Cosmekita for giving me the chance to come!

And for you readers, the review of the 3 products I got is 'on-progress' and should be posted by Tuesday.

See you guys in the next post!

With Love,