Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tint Review

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I know I'm so late to post this review. I also know everyone and their moms already reviewed this product. But I actually have been eyeing this Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tint ever since I saw Rini and Fraulein shared their reviews last year. But back then I was still so into nude lips I couldn't really have the guts to try vibrant lip colors. Only around a month ago I saw this product again and decided to try the Blondie shade. I guess you must be tired seeing another purplish fuchsia lip review? Haha I don't even know why I keep getting similar color everytime I purchase lippies. I think they look pretty ^^

Anyway, let's move on to the review :D

Under The Same Roof Japanese Drama

I remember the first time I watched J-drama was back then around 1998-1999 I think? I was still so young but I remember vaguely I watched Tokyo Love Story with my nannies lol. They say classic 90s dramas were one of the best era for J-drama. Was it though? Well, plot and characters wise probably. I still enjoyed watching the classic GTO drama a while ago though the 90s fashion might not be my favorite to be quite honest.

Though I love modern dramas, I can't deny classic dramas entertain me too, story wise. I am a sucker for family drama especially. Though probably it wasn't that melodramatic like most dramas nowadays, but I could cry my heart out watching family dramas lol. Anyway, few days ago I watched Under The Roof (Hitotsu Yane no Shita) season 1 on WAKUWAKU JAPAN. And I was late actually, but then the first character I saw was the long haired guy with friendly eye smile and cheesy smile. The first thing popped out off my mouth was.... "Mikami?" I don't even know how I still remember that lol but his face was so familiar and as I googled I just noticed the guy is totally Mikami in Tokyo Love Story. Oh my childhood... (I was so into Kanji back then though) XD And I was hooked. 

Etude House Face Conditioning Cream Review

etude house face conditioning cream review

Having combination oily (moistly oily) skin made me think I didn't need moisturizer or any creamy lotion on my face before putting my makeup. I used to apply Olay Moisturizer before but I stopped using it when my face turned oilier in this humid weather. All I put on my face was my oil free primer before my foundation. I've mentioned it before on my previous posts that my skin (especially the non oily area) gradually becomes drier with the constant use of oil free face products. Around my eyebrows, cheeks, and I also begin to see more fine lines under and around my eyes. They look too obvious these days that I decided that face lotion / moisturizer is a must for my skin.

I heard good things about Etude House Face Conditioning Cream from my friends reviews that I decided to try it out. It is basically a face cream that provides moisture, nourishment, which acts as makeup booster with whitening, anti wrinkle and SPF functions. It claims to control oil and help makeup glide smoother. Sounds like a moisturizer + primer to me.

Now let's see how if it does good to my skin.

Hello Summer Giveaway

Hi guys! It's been a while since my last giveaway. And I guess it's time for another giveaway! Though I've been kinda mia lately, but I'm so thankful and grateful for all the love and support I got from my blog readers and friends. Also, I recently reach 1000 followers on bloglovin (also facebook and twitter) and hit 300,000 page views, so I guess that's enough reason for a new giveaway? Haha.

Anyway, me and my friend Rini host this giveaway especially to officially welcome summer. Well, it's always summer all year here in Jakarta, but by the time this giveaway ends 30 days from now, it'll be summer everywhere (except Australia). So to celebrate summer, we will give away some of the latest Korean cosmetics that match summer theme with bright vibrant colors.

Innisfree Smart Foundation Perfect Cover Review

Ever since I tried my first Korean foundation (which was Etude House Skin fit foundation that I really liked), I've been on a hunt for another nice Korean foundation that's less creamy and more lightweight but with great coverage. Then I found Innisfree just released some Smart Foundation series that was divided into 4 different foundations. I like the fact that they separate the foundations based on people needs. There are Smart Foundation Water Balancing, Smart Foundation Super Moisture, Smart Foundation Long Lasting, and Smart Foundation Perfect Cover, which I will be reviewing. Though I personally would love it more if Long Lasting and Perfect Cover could be in 1 product instead.

Anyway, I expected a lot from this product, way more than Skin Fit Foundation cause this Innisfree says it's a "perfect cover" which I desperately need for my acne scars and other imperfections. It also claims to be lightweight. There are 3 shades, #13 Light Beige, #21 Natural Beige and #23 Natural Beige. I've been using Light Beige for Korean BB creams and foundations, like Lioele and Etude House face products. I purchased #13 assuming it would be pretty much like Etude House N02 shade. Innisfree also recommends Smart Foundation Perfect Cover for people who have blemishes and skin trouble issues so I had high hope in this. 

Now let's see if this product lives up to its claims :)

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint Lavender Review

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I feel like forever since my last lippie review. Not really? Well I still have several lippies to review and I decided to start with this one, Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint, in new color. I know this product was released long time ago and I'm sure many people have tried this already but recently Etude House released 2 new limited edition (?) colors to celebrate their 5th Anniversary! They released Lavender PP501 (purple) and Coral OR202 (orange). I purchased this the day it was released XD Yes I'm that obsessed with purple lippies someone needs to stop me!

Anyway, let's move on to the review before I start spouting nonsense about my undying love for purple lol~

Criss Cross Eyelashes

I always wear eyelashes when I go out (except to work). It's a must for me. But I've been wearing the same lashes multiple times that I get so used to it and kinda don't think I need to wear others. I guess I'm that kind of person who keeps ordering the same food whenever I come to the same restaurant once I know it tastes really good. It works that way on other things too, such as eyelashes, in this case. Though I own many different types of eyelashes, I keep using the same ones (my favorite is Diamond lashes in case you don't know). And if you see the other lashes I've used before (the ones that's not Diamond's) mostly always have similar design, the dramatic gal type for upper lashes, and individual long and thick lashes for lower lashes. Being a gal, I guess that's what I find most comfortable and pretty. 

But I guess it's time to wear different lashes models and try new thing. So I decided to try criss cross upper and lower lashes. The upper lashes look super dramatic from the picture, but it's nothing like that when worn, it's pretty subtle once I put it on. The lower lashes are also criss cross design and I don't know where I've been that I've never really own criss cross lower lashes cause it's seriously so pretty and looks more natural.

Keep reading to see how it looks like on me.

Vassen Kirei Brown Circle Lens Review

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Hello! It's been a while since my last circle lens review and today I am back with a new circle lens. It's from Vassen. If you don't know already, Vassen is my favorite circle lens brand so far, cause their lenses are just so comfortable (too comfy compared to other brands I've tried so far) and their designs and colors always make my eyes pop out. Since I've tried many of unique colors lately, like pink and gold, I decided to try more neutral color like brown. To be honest I don't have many brown circle lens with smaller diameter. I always love 16 mm diameter but I need to tone down my circle lens crazed on some occasions, and this circle lens is my perfect choice. It's brown and only has 15 mm diameter. I guess I only had 2 pairs all my life lol. But with Vassen designs I know their brown colors would still make my eyes pop. I wasn't wrong, Vassen Kirei brown is super pretty and doesn't disappoint me at all.

Keep reading to see more about this circle lens.

Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser Review

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Cleansing has been important routine for me lately, especially since my consistent breakout that doesn't seem to stop. I've used to neglect thorough and deep cleansing in the past, just because I'm lazy and always running out of time when I come home at night. After my recent breakout, I spare my time at night mostly on cleansing. Aside of my acne prone skin, I used to have oily skin that I began using more oil free and matte cosmetics and skincare that apparently start to dry my skin. Now I'm not as oily as I used to be, but I notice some parts of my face is dry and in dire need of moisturizing. But I know I have to be careful when choosing which cleansers to try and use cause I have sensitive skin, and that's why I decided to try Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser.

It claims to be "the hypoallergenic face wash for your sensitive skin". Furthermore, they add,

The proper skincare starts from the right hypoallergenic face wash cleanser. If you have skin trouble or sensitive skin issue, start treating the problem by changing the cleanser. By using amino acid cleansing formula which is the main component of protein, instead of using chemical detergent (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, SLS), it keeps your skin moisturized while cleansing your pores. This hypoallergenic face contains hyaluronic acid, ceramide 3 and olive oil to maximize hydration. Low irritant amino acid cleanser will start changing your skin texture from the beginning!

Now let's see if this cleanser lives up to its claims.

Black Jack Anime

Probably since I watched Doctor X that I become more interested in medical drama that I used to avoid. I didn't know I would be hooked with another medical theme, in this case anime, once I watched it randomly on WAKUWAKU JAPAN. I was very late and couldn't follow this anime from the beginning so I got a bit confused but I watched it anyway. The theme is a bit similar to Doctor X, but Black Jack was released as manga around 1970, so I wouldn't doubt its originality.

Lioele Crystal Beam Cushion Pact Review

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I guess by now some of you have already known my love for Lioele products. I just got another Lioele product review I want to share today, Lioele Crystal Beam Cushion Pact! Yes, I know I got some other cushions and just can't resist to try more as I really find cushion products really helpful especially when I'm in a rush or had to apply / touch up face makeup in the car. So having more certainly wouldn't hurt. 

Ever since I saw Lioele released Crystal Beam series, I've been lusting for this cushion pact. I was so in love with the promotional pictures (as always) cause this cushion pact seems to make skin look really dewy and crystal clear. I had high expectation, as I am also still in love with Lioele Crystal Beam lip lacquer from the same series, the one I reviewed recently. So without further ado, let's see how this cushion looks like. 

OOTD: Graceful Ruffles Dress

Hi guys sorry for the lack of posts this past couple weeks, not only I've been busy with life in general, but also had some kind of silly accident that didn't allow me to move around much last week. So I'll start with quick ootd post that some of you requested. Instead of replying the same question few times separately I guess I will just make a post.

So actually I won $100 Jollychic shopping voucher from beautiful Lina's Love Between The Racks blog (visit her blog her styles are always so fashionable and inspiring!) around 1-2 months ago. And I couldn't decide what to get cause everything looks pretty. But then I found this very lovely dress which I fell in love with at first sight. I also wore this dress to Cosmetika launching event a while ago and got asked several times by some bloggers if I made this dress myself (lol unfortunately I'm not talented with sewing) or/and where I bought it from.I actually got 2 things from the store credits, but I'll post the other thing on my next ootd post.

Cosmekita Launching Event

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Hello everyone! How's your weekend?

If you follow me and some other Indonesian beauty bloggers on instagram and facebook, I'm sure you were flooded by pictures we took at the event. Last week, April 27th I was invited to Cosmekita launching event at Akmani Hotel. Some of you probably heard about Cosmekita or even registered already. But in case you haven't, Cosmekita is a beauty community website dedicated to beauty consumers, readers, bloggers, companies and online shops. The main objective is to build a community that connects users with beauty bloggers and also beauty companies which will make it easier for people to find out or read new product reviews or testimonies about cosmetics, skincare or even related online shops & companies. Their slogan is "create, beauty, together" so yes it's not all just about beauty bloggers but there will be tips and beauty articles that will surely help everyone. You can also see the list of bloggers near your area and follow their blogs right away. 

You can also find top products ranking rated by users and bloggers, as well as products reviewed by bloggers. So if you're always lazy to google popular products or not even sure what's hot this month, you'll learn more just by being a member of Cosmekita and following them on social media. 

Now, in case you didn't make it to the event or you'd like to know why it was such a fun event, just keep reading :)

Rebound Drama

Hi guys, I'm back with another Japanese drama review. It's another romcom Japanese drama that I'm sure we all can relate to. The main leads are Aibu Saki and Mokomichi Hayami (I'm a huge fangirl since Gokusen 2). What's interesting here is, this drama is the third drama they worked together. Yes third. First was Regatta, then Zettai Kareshi, and the last was Rebound. I actually watched this drama couple years ago (being a fan of Moco and all)  but never had time to finish it. So I was cheering when I coincidentally saw this drama on WAKUWAKU JAPAN

This drama is about a girl, Nobuko who met a handsome patisserie when she was 6 years old. Ever since then, she began loving eating cake until high school. Her small figure turned bigger and of course she was pretty much called as "fattie" by her classmates and people around her (except her family). But she was always happy especially when she got a boyfriend in high school who didn't seem to mind her figure. Until one day her boyfriend confessed that he liked a girl who could fit into the dress which was being displayed in a boutique.

Lioele Crystal Beam Lip Lacquer Review

lioele crystal beam lip lacquer

Almost every brand has released their lip lacquer products recently. And Lioele is no exception. They released Crystal Beam Lip Lacquer a while ago. And being a Lioele fan (if you didn't know already) makes me want to try their lip lacquer too, especially since it doesn't look matte or drying from the promotional pictures.While I'm not really a fan of lip gloss, but lip lacquer is like a better version of lip gloss for me. It's usually more pigmented, but less sticky. I'm glad I wasn't wrong about this Lioele lip lacquer as I pretty much use this before/after lipstick now. This is my current "must use" products. I should stop blabbering and move on to the product review.