Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Review - Beyond Alice In Blooming Snow Cushion in 02 Natural Beige

Hello folks! :D

Totally excited for today's review. I'm a fan of Disney, especially Alice, Tinkerbell, and Ariel. Beyond had released a makeup line before, with Alice too, called Alice in Glow, but it's not 'appealing' enough for me that I would buy it. But when I saw this from Beyond's Instagram (the Korean one) I know I must get this in any way. I searched all over the net to find a seller and finally got one. And now let's hop on to the review!

I mean look at the box! I never posted any makeup box pictures in my blog before I guess. This one I feel like I must cause I'm sharing cuteness~ lololol >w<

You can see the info at the back says no paraben. That's good to know since it doesn't provide English ingredients list -__-. So it says this is a blooming festival with Alice In Wonderland - Moisture cushion that maintains bright skin with micro foam cushion. I don't really mind with it being moisture cushion cause I'll top it with oil controlling powder anyway usually. It got this Walt Disney mark on the back of the box and the back of the cushion.

So this is the cushion, same design with the box. The difference is that the words 'Curiouser and Curiouser' is not metallic but just normal print, unlike the 'Alice in Wonderland' which is metallic. The design definitely makes me wanna sing that 'Golden Afternoon' song from the movie xD not to mention the fabulous rose gold side.

Now to the insides.
Even that sponge is so cute! I hope they'll sell the sponge alone too. The sponge is somewhat peachy color unlike any other. Or maybe there is one but  just don't know it :p There's something different about the sponge, I'm not sure it's thinner or simply just smoother. It just feels much softer on the skin.

Some sealing with hangeul which you can find it anywhere in cushion products

When I open this OMG I swear this is the BEST smelled cushion ever. It's not like I'm a huge fan of perfume (which is not recommended in face products) but this smell reaaallllyyy good. Not very strong but it's just good. I guess this really live up to the name blooming (flower) festival.

Close up to the sponge. I would say it LOOKS kinda patchy crackling dry, but no worries, it's totally moist when you touch/press it.

And so how's the result?

Left is before, right is after. My skin isn't that bad these days so I don't really have any active pimple or anything, but there are still some dark spots. I would say the coverage is medium? It's not perfect but much better than okay. In my opinion the coverage is on the same level with Laneige's Pore Control Cushion. The texture is rather light, as it doesn't give me that cakey feeling on the face.

Honestly this is the very first cushion I used to go out without finishing it with powder. I was so lazy that day I mean like only went to the campus for 3 hours tops so I don't think I need to 'seal' it with powder. It was a hot afternoon and my face was sweating since I was on motorbike when I go, then I walk quite far 'cause I need to send things, and go home by motorbike again. Of course because it's not sweatproof or anything it melted a little bit after around 4 hours, but the coverage is still there after I blot my face.

I would say this last around 6 hours on me and even much more with powder on top. I'd say 12 hours max. Cause when I use makeup remover by then the product is still there. But of course NO TOUCHING the face with hands okay. If you're sweating then use the tissue by TAPPING instead of swiping, same when you're blotting.

As an additional information, because I like the case so so much, I tried to fit it to other brands' cushions, and it totally clicks and fit with The Faceshop's cushion perfectly. Mine's the oil control water cushion and if I'm not wrong it's also the same with the recently launched CC cushion. Unfortunately Amore Pacific's brands' cushion can't fit because they got an extra flap on the refill's lid.

And so that's the end of today's review!

Please don't forget to follow my blog and see you in the next post! :D

With Love,

Friday, March 11, 2016

Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Hello folks! :D

Firstly I want to apologize for taking so long in picking the winner. Because there are so many entries and I have to minus those who didn't follow all the rules, and I have to kind of sort them out again from instagram repost and all.

Well anyhow, drum rolls please >W<
The First Samples Prize goes to Rhena Indria
The Second Masks Prize goes to Theresia Syanli

(please check your email and please reply in 24hr to claim your prize or else it'll be voided)

I'm sorry for those who didn't win but I'll make sure that there will be next time and please don't be disappointed.

As an additional information, if I find out the one who joined this giveaway unfollow or unlike immediately, I'll black list the guys and you won't be able to join any of my future giveaway, just to be fair. I do check, list, and remember. So let's respect each other :)

And so this is the end of the short announcement post.

See you guys in the next post!

With Love,

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Review - Shara Shara Aqua Marine Moisture Pact in #21

Hello, folks! :D

Back again for another review. This time it's a product from Shara Shara. It's not that I don't like this product, but I just have a mixed feeling about it.

Anyhow, have you join my giveaway? I'm giving 50 cosme samples and 25 face masks~ It's my first giveaway so I really hope you guys would join :D

Let's continue with the review
It comes in a usual round powder case, with a cute design on top.

A lil info at the back. I still have the box, but everything is in Korean so it doesn't help much.... I can only get that this is in shade 21 *lol!

Look at the inside! So cute! Just the same design with the case though...... Anyhow, the puff is just usual puff so I didn't really bother taking picture

Okay, so as the name, it's supposed to be moisturizing or something like that (not that I bought it without knowing, but my sister bought it for me). At first I was not paying any attention to the product 'cause I was thinking like, nah, it's just another powder pact, nothing unusual.

But then I tried it and I was like, damn this is so drying. It's really good in oil control too, I would say. I didn't know that this is a moisture pact until I went to Korea with my sisters and found this in the Shara Shara store. *facepalm*

I tried to google up others opinion but I can't get any review. In my own opinion, it to review how the product works as how it supposed to, I would say this is a very fail product. But in the other hand, since I have a combination (rather oily) skin, this is a win product for me.

But actually it's still to drying for my face because some times it even makes the skin around my nose flakes off if used alone. I sometimes used this as a finishing powder after cushion or BB cream or anything. The left one, I'm using Ettusais BB cream, and the right one I layer it with the Shara Shara Aqua Marine Pact. You can see that this powder totally erases the glow on my face. It kinda gives a lil, just a little, that cakey look too.

So? What do you guys think? Any of you ever tried this powder pact? Just leave comment below~

Thank you for reading my blog, and so see you in the next post! :D

With Love,


Monday, January 4, 2016

Review - Kate Powderless Liquid for Cover SPF20 PA++

Hello, folks! :D

How are you guys doing since new year? For some, school has started yet again, going to work like usual, while others are still in holiday, like me. Lol! Somehow I kinda caught in 9gag's sarcasm for this new year. (Y'know, the Robert Downey Jr. meme?) Now I'm getting out of topic, sorry guys. :p

In any other way, have you join my giveaway? I'm giving 50 cosme samples and 25 face masks~ It's my first giveaway so I really hope you guys would join :D

And so! This Kate Powderless Liquid is my favorite foundation so far. I've been using this for about 2.5 years (since my first time traveling to Japan) and when I went to Japan again last year I bought another one. The packaging comes in simple cylinder with a pump to dispense the product. It's so sleek just like other Kate's products.

They are in different shades though. One's in OC-B (right) and one's in OC-C (left)

Maybe some of you will pop a question like 'why bought 2 different shades?' It actually because sometimes OC-B is not 'suitable' for me. Some people would ask me like, 'are you sick?', 'you looked so pale'. It's not like it's too light for skin tone. But well, originally people will judge from my face and always saying like 'omg you're so white'. Even though my arms are actually a few shades darker. So in foundation I won't hesitate to go by a shade darker.
Fortunately OC-C isn't that so much darker or something so I could easily change in between according to my mood (what?) and my skin tone of the day..... (Honestly I almost couldn't tell the difference by the monitor.. In reality it's more noticeable)

What so special about this Powderless Liquid is that after you apply it onto your skin, after 15 secs the texture will changes. Below is a moment after applied. It's already noticeable that the ends (that has less product) already has a different texture. So basically the thinner the layer the quicker it turns somewhat powdery

This is after about 15 secs. Sorry for the blurry pic. But you can see now the texture is already more even than before. I guess the head didn't dry because it's too thick.

This is after I blend it again. Actually it almost nothing to blend...
Once you left it to be set and turns powdery, it's so hard to blend it. It's almost useless to try blending it after it sets so I have to make sure I spread and blend it well onto my face quickly before it dries and sets.

And I figure out that it's actually kind of waterproof. You see when I swatched it and try to wash it off by rubbing it won't come off....

Well, it doesn't stay that waterproof all day long. Let's just say, if I wanted to go out all day long (10-12 hours), I must reapply because my T-zone would get oily and make it wear off. Maybe some of you would think that's already great, but in my experience, cushions + MJ powder combo is top-notch in staying power compared to this.

But still this is a really good product! This is my no.1 alternative to my combo for everyday, everywhere, anytime use.

Picture to the left is bare, and one to the right is with the Kate Powderless Liquid. Not too shabby, eh? Definitely good. I would say the coverage is medium to medium high since it's quite buildable too.
One pump is not enough, but two is also too much. So about 1.5 pump for the whole face is enough for me.

Down side of this product, is that it isn't sold here in Indonesia. If I ever want to buy it again I need to order online or some like that. *sob sob*

And so that's all for today's review!

See you guys in the next post! :D

With Love,

Saturday, January 2, 2016

First GIVEAWAY - Lots of Samples + Lots of Masks!

Hello, folks! :D
Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! May this year be a great year for all of you~

Finally back again after half a year. Not that I didn't write at all. I did. But all of the posts just end up being in the draft box. Lol. Because most of the photos are not complete so yeah...

And you can see, if you've been reading my blog for a few times, I changed my blog layout and kinda reconstruct it...

Now to the very main course, yes! On this very first day of new year I'm gonna held my very first giveaway! *clap3*
However, this giveaway is available for Indonesians only....(sorry to my international reader really >_<)

The first batch prizes are all sample sizes
Here's the list (from top left):
1. AHC Hyaluronic Serum x2
2. AHC Hyaluronic Toner x2
3. AHC Collagen Cream x2
4. AHC C-Cream x3
5. The Saem Cell Renew Bio Micro Peel x3
6. The Saem Gem Miracle Black Pearl 02 Bubble Mask x3
7. AHC Hydra B5 Soother x2
8. Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream x2
9. Skinfood Black Pomegranate Emulsion x2
10. Etude House Moistfull Super Collagen CC Cream x2
11. Nature Republic Super Origin Collagen BB Cream x2
12. Nature Republic Super Origin CC Cream Tinted x2
13. R Serum Revitalizing Special Gen x2
14. Nature Republic Apple Mint Body Wash x4
15. Nature Republic Argan essential Deep Care Hair Pack x1
16. Skinfood 50% Shea Butter Body Emulsion x2
17. Etude House Milk Talk Strawberry x2
18. It's Skin Sensitive Watery Moisturizer x1
19. Nature Republic Snail Solution Foam Cleanser x1
20. Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum x1
21. The Saem Chaga Anti-Aging Emulsion x2
22. The Saem Chaga Anti-Aging Skin x2
23. Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Perfect Fit x1

(I forgot to include these in the above pic lol)
24. Seatree Donkey Milk Water Drop Cream x2
25. Seatree Steam Cream Anti Wrinkle/Brightening x2
Total of 50 SAMPLES

The second batch prizes are masks only
1. The Saem Pure Natural Mask Sheet Snail x10
2. Pretty Skin NMF Total Solution Aqua Ampolue Mask x5
3. Nature Republic Snail Solution Mask Sheet x5
4. The Saem Global Eco Mask Sheet x3
5. Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Tomato x2
Total of 25 MASKS

Okay, so how to join?
1. Follow my blog by Google Friend Connect (It's the 'Join this site' button on my blog's right sidebar)
2. Like Carol's Reverie Facebook Page
3. Follow my Instagram account - @nc_tsai
4. Repost picture(s) of the prize of your choice to your IG, in the caption please share why you want the prize, mention my Instagram account (mention only), TAG 2 of your friends, and with #CarolsReverieGiveaway in the end.
5. Comment below with your GFC name, Facebook name, Instagram account name, and e-mail address
This is for the samples prize

And this is for the masks prize

(Okay I'm switching the language for the easier)
Yang 5 diatas merupakan ketentuan wajib. Kalau kalian sudah melakukan 5 hal tersebut maka akan termasuk dalam pemilihan pemenang nanti sebagai 5 entry. Nanti kalau yang ketauan nggak sesuai ketentuan akan didiskualifikasi loh,, kan sayang padahal ketentuannya gak terlalu ribet kan? Hehehe

Kalau kalian ingin ikutan keduanya, maka post di instagramnya juga harus 2 foto dan maka akan dihitung ikut 2-2nya. Contohnya, di kalian repost foto sample dan foto masker, maka kalian akan diikut sertakan ke pemilihan pemenang kedua hadiah

Untuk entry tambahan, kalian bisa:
1. Repost foto hadiah yang diinginkan di IG dengan ketentuan diatas tadi (boleh berkali-kali maksimal 3x sehari)
2. Share link post ini ke Facebook  dan tag facebook page Carol's Reverie (maksimal sehari 1x)
Setiap 1x post ig atau fb akan dihitung menjadi 1 entry tambahan

3. Pasang foto hadiah pilihan di sidebar blog kalian bagi yang punya blog (tolong comment blog address juga)

Giveaway ini akan berlangsung sampai 14 Februari

diperpanjang sampai 29 Februari.

Dan akan aku umumkan pemenangnya 3-4 hari setelahnya di post ini dan pemenang akan dipilih secara random.

Sekian dulu informasi giveawaynyaa
Kalau ada yang kurang bisa tanya langsung di blog ini, atau mau e-mail juga boleh ^_^

See you in the next post!

With Love,