Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Random Sunday

Hello Beautiful People.

How are ya? I actually don't know what to write now. But I just feel like writing. So get ready for another random nonsense post.

First of, let's start with an FOTD that I came up with. Because if you've been MIA for so long, the right thing to do is to start this post with an FOTD. LOL. Plus being able to take pictures under natural lighting is not something I get to do everyday. Anyway this is just my make up to go to church. So, nothing extravagant.

Bad hair day alert! Gaahh!!

Close up of the eye makeup. I smeared mascara fibers along my upper lash line. As ugly as it looks like, in my defense, I was running late. LOL.

Love love love the lip color! Should wear this often.

On my way back from church I dropped by at Ikan Bakar Cianjur because I was helplessly craving for their infamous Grilled Gurame. I can finish a whole gurame all by myself when I'm hungry. Especially because their gurame is super delicious.

Picture taken from

Before I left, I went to the restroom and met this old lady (Is it rude to call someone 'old'? She's somewhere around late 60 or so). I smiled at her as a polite gesture. She looked at me and said, "You're pretty. You're smile as well." Whoa?! It's always nice to get compliment from strangers. Hahaha..

Okay, products used for today....

On Face
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
Everyday Minerals Intensive Tan Concealer
NARS Albatross Highlight Powder
NARS Deep Throat Blush

On Eyes
Viva Eyebrow Pencil
Urban Decay e/s Underground on lid
NARS Laguna Bronzer on crease
NARS Albatross Highlighter on browbone
MUFE Aqua Eyes
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus

On Lips
CK Lip Pencil in Honest
Stila Lip Glaze in Star Fruit

I got a feeling that I almost run out of my Studio Fix Fluid, so I decided to wear it today. It'll be nice if I could finish at least one of my foundations.

Another thing, have you guys watched Burlesque? I'm not sure if it's out in theater yet. But I'm so excited to watch it. I always love Christina Aguilera.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is her first movie? She's one great singer. But we'll see how she acts.

Seriously, I don't know what else to write. Maybe I should put this post to an end.

So, happy Sunday everybody. Time to start another week. Have a great one!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jessica Alba Inspired

Just a quick post of my face of the day. This look is inspired by Jessica Alba in Revlon Colorburst ad. The look is pretty simple except for the vibrant red lips. In this ad, she's wearing Revlon Colorburst in Crimson.

For face, I use my Revlon Photoready Foundation in Medium Beige and Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Medium for my under-eye area. Since she doesn't seem to have any blush on, so I skip blush and apply NARS Laguna Bronzer. And then I lightly set my t-zone area with my NARS Loose Powder in Beach.

For the eyes, since her eyemakeup looks almost invisible, I just use some warm brown eye shadows for this look. I mix the browns from my Inez palette in Venice and Amsterdam for the lids and a little bit on the lower lashlines. I also skip eyeliner because the main focus should be the eyelashes. Unfortunately my lashes are not as long nor as many as hers. But I did curl my lashes first and then apply Maybelline Volum' Express Cat Eye Mascara. And then I fill my brows with Viva Eyebrow Pencil.

And for the lips, of course Revlon Colorburst in Crimson.

So that's Jessica Alba's simple look. Hope you enjoy!

Fun and Yummy Bath Time With Cussons Bath Jelly

Having a very dry and sensitive skin, you'll often find me browsing for baby soaps. I've been using baby soaps since I can't remember. My dermatologist told me so. She also told me not to shower with hot water.

The thing with baby soap is that it's usually in a mild formula so it won't irritate your skin. Plus, it's more moisturizing and has less foaming agents. That's why it's a great option for super dry and sensitive skin.

I'm not complaining at all. It's just that, most of the time, I don't feel like I have that many options. I've been using Johnson & Johnson for years. It's a great option for me but using the same shower gel for years is bo-o-o-o-ring. Now I'm a type a girl who loves to enjoy every single minute of my bath time, either showering or bubble bathing. I do use various The Body Shop shower gels sometimes. But yeah, speaking about baby soap, I wish there were more fun options out there. It would be fun if there's like a LUSH shop for babies. Pretty sure I'll be the first customer even though I have no baby.

Couple weeks ago, I was going to buy another refill of my Johnson & Johnson, when my eyes caught this bath jelly. It's Cussons First Years Bath Jelly.

Yup, it's jelly form soap. It's too cute, I decided to buy it. It comes in a pink-purple jar. And it's really a jelly inside. So here's how the inside looks like.

It's a fanta-colored jelly. With a fresh strawberry scent. It smells sooooo yummy! No more boring bath time with this! Pretty much, just take a handful blop of the jelly and then run it all over your skin.

Since this comes in a jar packaging, sometimes, if you don't take enough jelly then you have to put your foaming hand in to the jar and create a bubbly mess. Not really a big problem for me, though. Besides, what's the point of having a bath jelly if you didn't get to touch it directly with your hands?!

And just like another baby soaps, it takes a bit longer to rinse it which is a part of the non-drying effect. Not that it's a downfall, just something you should put into consideration.

This is my second jar already. It retails around IDR 15000. Last time I was at Hypermart, it was on sale for IDR 11000, so I bought three jars for back up.

Seriously, even if you don't have skin issues like mine, definitely give this a try. Even if you have no toddlers, this could be something YOU can enjoy.

As Chandler Bing said, get ready for the gelatinous fun!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Short Vacation to Jayapura (Picture Heavy!!!)

So here's the reason behind my absence.

I was lucky enough to get some free days so, together with lovely boyfriend, I went to Jayapura. This is the city where I spent 7 years of my childhood here, before went back to Jakarta for high school and college, up until now. My family moved here on 1994 and my parents still live here.

Here's some pictures from my short vacation.

Base-G Beach
After 7 hours flight from Jakarta, me and boyfriend arrived in Jayapura early morning at October 24th. We went to Base-G beach that afternoon. The beach is about 10 minutes from my house. Fortunately, the weather was great that day.

It's blue everywhere. Gorgeous!

With boyfriend

Little sister arrived few days early

The Second Day
The next day, since we woke up a bit too late, we didn't have that many time to spend. We went to this little store that sells genuine crocodile leather. Boyfriend bought some wallets and belts for him and some as souvenirs.

Papua, or Merauke, to be exact, is famous for crocodile leather. Unfortunately, they don't have qualified designers so even though they have various bags, wallets, purses etc, their design looks rather boring. But then again, I've never been a fan of leather stuff, anyway.

Tablanusu Beach

Another beach that we went to is Tablanusu beach. Now this is the first time I went to this beach. It's about 2,5 hours from home. Woohoo... It's weird that we went through hills along the way. No water in sight. I started to doubt that we're going to a beach. Until, near the end of the trip, I saw this gorgeous scenery ahead of me. As weird as it sounds, it's a beach surrounded with hills.

View from the top.

McArthur Monument, Ifar Gunung.

I really want to take boyfriend to McArthur monument. Unfortunately, we arrived a little bit late. Apparently, it's a monument from World War II where American General Douglas MacArthur once arrived. And................ okay, excuse my lack of history knowledge.

The monument placed in a military area, at the top of Ifar Gunung.
Here's boyfriend posing in front of the gate. We were just a couple minutes late. Gahh!

So we took picture around the area. Here's the infamous Sentani Lake in the background.

And that line on the right of the picture is the runway of Sentani Airport.

Another picture of the lake. Taken from a restaurant on the lake side.


On our last day, my dad asked me and boyfriend if we want to go to the hospital. There were some minor surgeries he had to do. We thought, why not? My dad is an ophthalmologist, by the way.

Boyfriend taking picture with landscape of the city in the background

What we do when we're home? I just found out that there's a mini billiard at home. So this is what we do every night after dinner.
Boyfriend is surprisingly very good when it comes to billiard. Apparently, he used to skip school to play billiard. Really, boy.. not cool.

So that's the end of my short vacation. Now it's time to go back to reality *sigh*.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More For My Lips!

When I first started doing make up, lipstick, lipgloss and everything for lips were my last interest. Just because, it's the only thing from your make up that will fade and gone by the middle of the day. You can use lip primer, you can wear long lasting lip color, once you have your lunch, then that is it for your lipstick.

Well.. those days are long gone.

Now that I'm turning into this make up junkie (I tried to stop, believe me!), I feel like I gotta have everything for every parts of my face. D'oh..

Anyway, here's what I purchased lately. And I realized that they are all lip products. I've been hearing a lot about the latest Revlon Colorburst and decided to give it a try. I didn't know what possessed me when I picked fuchsia color. But I've been wanting to try bright colors. One of the girls in Fashionesedaily wears fuchsia lips in her FOTD and convinced me that it'll look great and can be wearable too. My rule is, if I wanna try color which I'm not sure whether I'm gonna like it or not, I never go with high end brand. If I end up not liking it, it'll be a waste. Luckily, Colorburst line carries fuchsia color so I decided to buy it. It's in the name, "Fuchsia".

Another color that I got is "Crimson", which is a classic red, since I'm currently in the hunt for the perfect red lipstick. There are actually other reds in this collection and they are "True Red" and "Ruby". I swatched those two but the two colors didn't look red enough for me. Especially "Ruby", it has too much pink in it. "Crimson" is a warm red color and really suits my undertone.

Here's how the colors look like on my lips. See? Even the "Fuchsia" doesn't look that scary.
I wanted to get another colors from this line but nothing looks special enough. They all look like every colors you've seen before. So I got nothing other than those two. Period.

I also dropped by at Maybelline counter when I saw this pretty coral gloss. It's Watershine Liquid Pearl in "Spicy Coral". I've been looking for coral gloss just because I realized I didn't have any. I didn't even bother to swatch this on my lips because that'll be pointless. This gloss doesn't work alone. You need to layer it on top of lipstick. Wear it alone and you'll have nothing but shimmer on your lips.

For this next item, I didn't purchase it. I took it from my mom's make up pouch she left in her vanity. It's MAC Plushglass in "Ample Pink". You see, browsing through my mom's vanity really frustrates me. She has a lot of great stuff and she never really cares about them. I saw this plushglass still full and, hello, covered with dust. To be fair, my mom doesn't really care about make up. Some people have to save money for weeks or months to buy all the stuff she has (hint: her daughters) and she just ignores whatever make up that she has.

You think dust covered plush glass is the worst? I once saw a shedding MAC 129 brush. It didn't even look round anymore, more like a triangle. How did it end up like that, you might ask? Well. she pushed the brush to her cheeks until the bristles spread and the handle touches her cheeks, and then swirl it. Err.. But yeah, that's mommy. She is more of a bag person. For her, make up is necessary but she doesn't need high end brands make up. And if you find some high end brands make up in her stash, that's because some people convinced her that she'll need those. And that some people could either be her oldest sister or, well, me.

Anyhoo, Ample Pink is a warm mauve-ish pink. It's a little more pigmented than regular lip glosses. But it looks prettier when layered on top of lipstick. I put it on top of my MAC Kinda Sexy lipstick and they look so pretty together. And it has a stinging feeling (pretty sure why mom never wears this) which suppose give you that plumped lips. That might feel uncomfortable for some poeple. But I don't really have problem with that.

As for these Sephora glosses, my little sister just got back from Europe and got me these. Sephora was having sale and she bought some glosses, eyeliners and stuff. And she was, like, "Okay, pick items that you want and the rest are for our cousins." So I picked two glosses. The one in "Silver Toupe" (no.17), which is a shimmery champagne nude color and the other one is "Glitter Fuchsia" (no.23), described as fuchsia with pink and diamond glitter. I tried the "Silver Toupe" right away. The colors look so pretty on lips. And apparently, little sister thought so too. So what happened next, she took the other Silver Toupe which, you know, suppose to be for our cousins. LOL!
The other two that I picked, which are in tinier tubes, are plumping lip gloss. This has stinging sensation as well. My sister tried it on and removed it once the gloss started to sting. See? Not everybody can't stand lip plump. Anyway, I tried it but I wasn't sure if this gloss actually makes my lips look fuller. Maybe later I should ask other people's opinion.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quick Take on Taman Sari Papaya Enzyme Shower Gel

Honestly, I've never heard about Taman Sari before. But then I looked at the manufacturer, and apparently it's another product from Mustika Ratu. And this is actually an impulse buy. I saw it next to the other Mustika Ratu products. It has "Javanese Formula" written on the tube and to me it is associated with all natural ingredients from a long long time ago and suddenly the image of princesses from Javanese Keraton appeared in mind. And I was sold. I know, I'm weird like that. I can't believe I'm telling you this. And I'm not even Javanese descendant.

This shower gel has scrub particles in it. But the particles are so soft so it won't dried your skin. Another plus, this shower gel doesn't contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (surfactants that act as foaming agents) which is good, not only for your skin but also for environment.

I'm not gonna lie, though. I LOVE foam in my soap and shampoo. They make me feel 'clean'. So using a shower gel that doesn't foam cause to me use more products than I originally use to spread it to my arms and legs. I only used it for three times and I end up with two-third of the product left inside the tube. With price around IDR30000, this shower gel feels kinda pricey. But as a product, I think this shower gel is doing a really good job.

Another thing, I love the papaya smell! And it lingers too. On my skin, and in my bathroom.

Indonesian Beauty Haul

Lately I've been really into some Indonesian brands. I guess not having that many make up counters around makes me look in some places I've never looked before. I've been reading about Viva and Mustika Ratu skin care and decided to give it a try. So here's what I got from my last visit to Hypermart. Mostly skincare.

Taman Sari Papaya Enzyme Shower Gel
Lulur Kocok Seruni
Viva Cucumber Astringent
Viva Air Mawar
Viva Skin Food
Viva Bengkoang Face Mask
Sariayu Masker Jerawat

And of course I dropped by at makeup counters to get me these.
PAC Loose eyeshadow "Sexy Bronze"
La Tulipe Quad no.19
LT Pro Single eyeshadow no.06

I've tried some of the skincare and liking it so far. Really can wait to get back at you with some reviews.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Take On Pin Up Look Make Up

It seems like every beauty bloggers and vloggers have their own pin up make look. I figured I'll make one myself too.

Basically, I'm playing with neutral colors for my eyes. And add heavy, winged eyeliner. And of course, it'll never be a pin up look without that bright lips as the center of the attention.

Be sure to check out the tutorial.

Products used.
On eyes.
Revlon Colorstay Concealer
Stila e/s "Kitten"
Urban Decay e/s "Baked"
Urban Decay e/s "Twice Baked"
MAC e/s "Brule"
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil "Zero"
MUFE Aqua Eyes 23L
Maybelline Volum' Express Mascara
Lancome Liner Design "Noir Sensuel"
Revlon Eyebrow Pencil "Dark Brown"

On cheeks.
MAC Mineralized Blush "Cheek and Cheerful"

On Lips
CK Lips Definition "Honest"
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss "Cherries In The Glow"
NYX Lips "Snow White"

And.. a little bit about me and my life. Life's been pretty hectic for the last couple weeks lately. As you guys probably knew already, I'm studying medical as an co-assistant in the hospital. And last month, I was in the anesthetic cycle, which means, I had to spend every single day for 5 weeks in the surgery room, studying about anesthetic. I was too tired every day. Like, everytime I went home, the only thing I'd want to do is sleep. But, as hectic as it was, I had really great 5 weeks. Altogether with my friends. It was super fun and I found that I actually enjoy spending my days in the surgery room. Weird, huh?

What I do every day, first thing in the morning.
Preparing the premedication drugs.

The Anesthetic Machine
I suppose to put my mask on. EVERYTIME. Where is that, by the way?!

Anyway, now that anesthetic cycle is over. I'm currently in obstetric & gynecology cycle. Since this is one of the major cycles (there are 5 major cycles/ specialties in medical discipline and they are ob/gyn, pediatric, general surgery, internal medicine and family practice) , that means I'll be spending 10 weeks in this cycle, and next Monday would be my third week in this cycle.

I just realized that I don't share that many stories about my life and my school. I just don't wanna bore you with all the stories. But I think it's nice that once in a while you get to know the person behind all those foundations and powders. Well, I hope I could update this blog as often as I could. After all, this is my sweet escape.

PS. In case you're wondering: No, I don't wear make up to the hospital.