Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Silkygirl Long Wearing Eyeliner in 01 Black Black

Finally... It's my last post of the day.... This is an eyeliner that I bought several months ago (forgot the exact time though) when I went to Matahari Galeria Mall. The price is $2.95 or IDR 29.500 which I think is really affordable.


This eyeliner comes in black plastic packaging and if I'm not mistaken the other color is black brown, brown, and navy blue. It has a nice sleek design with white lettering.

This eyeliner is a retractable type so I don't have to sharpen it.

Review: Etude House Styling Eyeliner in White

Continue to the second eyeliner post of the day, it's about Etude House Styling Eyeliner in White. I previously have white pencil eyeliner from The Face Shop but it was too soft and the tip keeps broken so I have to keep sharpening it and then it was gone before I know it. Overall it was a bit of a disappointment, but what about this one??


I bough it from Rie Butik for $2.9 (IDR 29.000) last September. It comes in a white plastic packaging with a black label and logo.


I kinda like the eye picture and the sparkly star on this one, it also has some explanation on Korean on the other side.

Review: Etude House Oh m'Eye Line (Oh My Black)

It's the end of the year and before I'm off to my New Year's Eve plan for tonight I'm gonna do a several post on eyeliner so beware of post spam after this.. #LOL This post has stood in my draft for several months now, and since I rarely used and also bad with liquid eyeliner this post has never been on the top of my priority. But today I finally brace myself....


I bought this eyeliner from Rie Butik last September for $4.2 (IDR 42.000) and choose the Oh My Black color. The eyeliner comes in a cute black packaging with pink label. The handle has perfect size for me, not too long or too short.


The brush is quite small, therefore make it easier for liquid liner amateur like to apply a nice line (even though it still took a lot of practice). 

December Favorites and Empties

Hi!! It's already the end of the month and also the end of the year. Do you have any plans on new year eve? I'm still deciding on several plans though.. I want to go out but the thought of traffic jam kinda turns me off, but the fireworks seem nice too... Anyway I'm gonna share about my December favorites and empties. I never post about empties before but it seems interesting because now that I think about it sometimes I bought things and not using it until it empties or maybe it doesn't suit me so I gave it or let it sit in the back drawer until expires. So here goes my favorites stuff for December and stuff that I emptied out this December (Quite a lot of them emptied simultaneously this month too!!). 

December Favorites

Mai Doll Mineral Pressed Foundation

I got this one from and it only comes in one color which is natural. When I first look at the color from the website I think the color match but when the product came the color is a bit darker that I originally think. I don't really like it at first, but now I really like it. The trick is use as little as possible with the puff or for a better result I prefer to use a powder brush or kabuki brush to pick up the product. It has a matte finish at first but after a while it became more of a dewy finish which I love.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: C+M Pore Control Cleansing Gel

Since I'm lovin' the C+M Anti-Blemish 3 in 1 Deep Purifying Cleansing Gel that I bought previously several months ago I think this one will also be a good one too. I got it from for $2.3 (IDR 23.000) which I think quite affordable since it's quite big. This cleansing gel natural vegetal extracts and Bearberry extract and formulated to gently clean, whiten and pore refining in one single action. After use, the skin will maintain the pH equilibrium 5.5, without feeling of dryness while simultaneously regain a natural transparent white look. It is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive and particularly recommended for dull, yellowish and spots skin. 

Main Ingredients:
Aqua, Glycerine, Merquat 550, Coconut Diethanolamide, Arbutin, Witch Hazel, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl, Sodium Lauryl Ethel Sulphate, Purasal S/HQ 60, Kathon-CG, Bodium Benzoate.

The products comes in a flip top package and it's quite hard to open and close. I usually just slam it to the bathroom wall to close the cap. Even though I particularly don't like this type off cap since it broke quite easily this one is really sturdy. Maybe that's why it's so hard to open and close?? 

Crochet Flower Stud Earrings


Sorry for haven't post anything related to crochet lately, I've been busy and preoccupied with other things. Moreover I haven't crochet anything lately and even if I do crochet, most of it are made on a whim and I don't have a pattern for it. So I have to deconstruct them again to make the pattern. Having said that... Today I'm gonna share a pattern and this cute little flower stud earrings. It is pretty easy to make and the finished size is about 1.5 cm.

- Local Cotton Yarn
- #2 Steel Crochet Hook (1.5 mm)
- Earring Post
- Glue
- Scissor

Round 1: Do a  magic ring and make 7 sc inside the ring. Join with sl st. Ch 3 and turn.

Round 2: (On Round 1 Back Loop only) * Sc in the next stitch in Round 1 and ch 3 *. Repeat ** around. Do not join.

Round 3: Work on the remaining Front Loop in Round 1. * Sc in the next stitch in Round 1 and ch 3 *. Repeat ** around. Join with sl st in the last Front Loop in Round 1. Fasten off.

Note: There should be 7 petals on the front and 7 petals on the back.

Assembly: Glue the flower to the earring post and you're done!

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Review: Mitu Shikada Facial Cleansing Wipes

Hai hai...!! Gag kerasa ini udah post aku yang ke 200!!

Hari ini aku mau post review produk tissue pembersih wajah yaitu Mitu Shikada Facial Cleansing Wipes. Biasanya aku menggunakan baby wipes biasa untuk membersihkan wajah kalau lagi malas dan terutama aku menggunakan baby wipes untuk membersihkan wajah setelah melakukan Oil Cleansing Method dan memang lebih sering menggunakan baby wipes dari Mitu karena teksturnya yang lembut dan tidak perih di kulit wajahku. Jadi saat aku melihat produk ini di supermarket lokal tanpa ba bi bu langsung masuk ke keranjang belanja. Tissue pembersih wajah ini tersedia dalam kemasan yang berisi 10 tissue dan 30 tissue tapi untuk harganya aku lupa karena belinya udah beberapa bulan yang lalu.


Kemasannya mirip baby wipes Mitu yang biasanya dimana stiker di kemasannya harus dikopek (ehh apa ya istilahnya?) sebelum mengambil tissue di dalamnya. Tissue ini cocok untuk kulit normal dan berminyak.


Review: C+M Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion

Good day... 

It's raining heavily again here in Jogjakarta, thus prevent me from washing my car again. But the truth is taking my car to the car-wash is really a bothersome for me to do. Anyway I'm back with another review, this time it's about eye make-up remover from C+M. I bought it for $2.3 (IDR 23.000) from since my Loreal eye make-up remover runs out.


The lotion comes in a 65 ml bottle with a twist cap and it has a blue-green color. It has a slight fragrance but nothing unpleasant though. It is formulated with camomile extract and claims to gently eliminate all traces of make-up quickly and make the skin remain soft and moisturized. It is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive and formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reactions. It is also tested under dermatological control

Caution : For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes directly. Keep out of reach of children. Store in cool place. In case of irritation occurs, rinse thoroughly with water and stop to use.

How to Use:
Apply the lotion with cotton pad on the eyes, gently eliminate all traces of make-up.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

December Haul

Good afternoon...

It's been a few days since my last post... I'm a bit lazy to post anything lately because my internet connection sucks big time. But finally I got a better one now. Sooo.... I'm gonna post about my December haul. It's basically a recap on things I bought throughout this December. 

You know... Now that I'm making this post I just realized that I bough a lot of things this December... #sigh Girls just can't help themselves from buying stuff.... Anyway prepare for photo spam because there are A LOT of pictures!! 

Stuff I Bought from Intenscorner

I bought a lot of stuff from her shop lately and since last November pre order was a bust and some have trouble with custom, I received my order this December. I got a nice bonus and a lot of sample from her too!!

Tony Moly Shiny Foot Peeling Liquid

I always wanted to try this stuff and finally decided to buy the one from Tony Moly. The original price is $8.8 (IDR 88.000) but I got 50% discount so it's only $4.4 (IDR 44.000).

Holika Holika Face 2 Change Star Pot (Golden Bronze)

This eye shadow color is interesting and since the color is pretty neutral I can carry it in my pouch. I got it for  $3.5 (IDR 35.000), but the original price is $7 (IDR 70.000).

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Review: Lip Ice Repair & Treatment Lip Gel


Today I'm gonna do a review on Lip Ice Repair & Treatment Lip Gel. I got this product since several months ago but haven't had the chance to try it since I kinda misplace it he he he... But earlier this month I accidentally found this lip gel when I'm tidying up my drawer. I think I bought this lip gel for $1.85 (IDR 18.500), it's been a long time so I don't remember the exact price. 

I haven't use any Lip Ice product for many years now, the last time I remember using it was in high school I guess... Anyway the reason I bought this lip gel was to repair my chapped lips and I kinda feels nostalgic when I see the Lip Ice product so I bought it. I choose the lip gel kind because I never use this type of lip balm before so I'm kinda curious. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: Too Cool For School Angel Hand Cream Shea Butter


It's a bit cold here in Jogja because it's been raining since morning and I feel like I want to just curled up in my blanket all day.. >.<

This time I'm gonna post about a review on Too Cool For School Angel Hand Cream Shea Butter. I got this hand cream for free from Cosmopolitan Anniversary Edition in last September along with Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel.


The hand cream comes in an aluminium (I think??) tube with a twist cap. I prefer this kind off cap than flip top cap. Because this way the product is more travel friendly. The tube and box are in silver color and has some explanation in Korean at the back.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tutorial: DIY Castor Oil and Turmeric Mask to Lighten Skin and Pigmentation

Good evening fellas....

I haven't post anything in a while since my internet connection is still sucks. Even though I still have a lot of pending post... #uugghhh #sob So... Today's post is about another DIY mask that I've been using for a while although not often because I'm a bit lazy on doing DIY mask lately aside from Chizu Saeki Method which is easier.

Anyway why turmeric and castor oil? Turmeric has been use since many years ago in India for Indian brides to prepare before marriage. It has been found to cut the skin’s melanin production. It also helps suntanned skin return to its normal shade faster and regular use of Castor oil on the scars and pigmentation helps to fade marks, pimple spots and pigmentation. Castor oil mixed with Turmeric gives long lasting results.

Here are the ingredients:
- turmeric powder
- castor oil

I bought turmeric powder at local grocery store (forgot how much it is though) and castor oil online (also forgot the name). If I have some acne I add cinnamon powder to the mask mix and also honey if I have any. Here's how I made the mask.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Castor Oil 101

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What is Castor Oil?

Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean (technically castor seed as the castor plant, Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae), is not a member of the bean family). Castor oil is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with mild or no odor or taste. Its boiling point is 313 °C (595 °F) and its density is 961 kg/m3. It is a triglyceride in which approximately 90 percent of fatty acid chains are ricinoleic acid. Oleic and linoleic acids are the other significant components.

Castor oil, extracted from castor beans, is widely used across the world. The castor plant, which initially originated in the warm regions of India, can be found in most of the Mediterranean and tropical zones. Though raw castor beans are not fit for human consumption, even causing illness at times, castor oil has been infused with a large number of health benefits, apart from uses as a beauty product. For instance, it is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Then, the oil can also be used for treating various skin ailments. Although it has a strong and rather unpleasant taste, castor oil is used in cosmetics, soaps, textiles, medicines, massage oils and many other everyday products. Want to know more about the benefits of castor oil? Read on.

What are the Benefits of Castor Oil?

I’m gonna focus more on the benefits of castor oil for beauty but I’m gonna share a quick peek on some of its benefits for health. Castor Oil has been used both internally and externally for thousands of years due to its many wonderful health benefits. Since it can strengthen the immune system, castor oil is considered a great remedy to treat the following major illnesses and ailments:
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson's Disease
Cerebral Palsy
Pain from Arthritis and Rheumatism
Yeast Infections
Gastrointestinal Problems
Menstrual Disorders
Athlete's Foot
Skin Abrasions
Castor Oil is also commonly used to induce labour, so pregnant women should always consult a doctor before using it.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Review: Melanox ES Whitening Cream

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Kali ini aku mau review produk lokal yaitu Melanox ES Whitening Cream. Produk ini aku dapet dari bongkar-bongkar lemari di rumah waktu mudik lebaran kemarin. Saat mudik kemarin aku sengaja tidak membawa berbagai macam perlengkapan skin care karena kupikir bisa memakai apa yang ada di rumah dan ternyata di rumah ada macam-macam hi hi hi ^^. Awalnya kupikir ukuran 15 gram ini ukuran sample, ternyata ini sudah ukuran full size-nya ya?? Setelah bongkar-bongkar lagi aku menemukan satu lagi sample Melanox ES dalam ukuran 7 gram. 

Berikut sedikit penjelasan mengenai Melanox ES:

Melanox ES diformulasikan secara mutakhir untuk me­mutih­kan kulit wajah dengan bahan-bahan alami terbaik. Aksi yang diberikan ganda yaitu untuk menjadikan kulit wajah lebih putih dan cantik dengan cara menyamarkan bintik-bintik atau noda-noda hitam. Beberapa kandungan istimewa di dalam produk ini adalah: (1) Rumex Extract, ekstrak dari tanaman yang bermanfaat sebagai penghambat kuat enzim tirosinase yang berefek pada de-pigmenting dengan mengurangi pembentukan melanin di kulit. (2) Kojic Acid didapatkan pada sejeni­s jamur Jepang yang ber­khasiat sebagai whitening agent yang bekerja menghambat produksi tyrosinase sehingga mengurangi pembentukan melanin.

Bahan lain pada produk ini adalah (3) Lactic Acid yang dikenal sebagai AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) yang secara alami terbentuk dari hasil fermentasi susu. Zat alami ini bekerja sebagai pelembab kulit dan membantu eksfoliasi sel kulit mati. Zat ini jug­a menampakkan sel kulit baru yang bertekstur lembut, halus, dan bercahaya. Dengan demikian, ia akan mengurangi kerut-kerut halus pada wajah yang muncul akibat penuaan din­i. Di samping semua ke­unggu­lan itu, Lactic Acid juga menghasilkan efek depigmenting sehingga kulit tampak lebih putih dan bersih, dari noda-noda hitam. Bahan alami lain adalah (4) Vitamin E yang sudah diketahui sebagai antioksidan yang melindungi kulit dari kerusakan akibat radikal bebas (radiasi, polusi) , memperlambat proses penuaan dini, dan menutrisi serta melindungi kulit agar tetap sehat dan lembab.

Purified water, Glycerin, Lactic acid 3%, Cyclomethicone, Cetyl alcohol, kojic acid, Rumex occidentalis extract, Triethanolamine, Stearic acid, Tocopheryl acetate, Propylene glycol. Xanthan gum, Disodium EDTA, Citric acid, Diazolidinyl urea, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

1st Impression: Baviphat FT Island Essence Mask

Good afternoon fellas....

Today I'm gonna do a quick post on my first impression on Baviphat FT Island Essence Mask. As the picture above shows, there are four kinds of this mask with four different color. The one that I got is in shocking pink color.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Comet Wrist Cuff Pattern

Hi there fellow yarn lover!!

Today I'm gonna share a pattern on this Wrist Cuff pattern. I got this pattern from Betsey at her blog Post Card From Waterloo. The idea of this cuff came from a comet, well if you see the picture on my post it doesn't really looks like it but when you visit her blog you'll notice the shape. I got the basic pattern from her blog and then I alternate it using available material so the end result is kinda different from the original.

Material I Use:
- Local cotton yarn
- Key chain ring
- Steel crochet hook #5 (3 mm)

I made this fairly quick, it takes about an hour or so while watching TV. My cuff is smaller than the original because I use thinner yarn and smaller hook size (the original use 3.75 mm hook). I don't have 1.5 inch O-ring or washer so I use the only one with similar shape which is key chain ring. For the buttons, I replace them with a crochet button in another color. I choose the one with the glitter to make it more sparkly ^^.

If you want to make one go check out here.

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Liebster Award

Happy Sunday folks..!!

I'm actually a lil bit lazy on making this post but since several people have nominated me already I decided to post it anyway (sorry... >.<) Okay... thanks for Maya, Beatrix, PiedevArisaLauraGlamburger, Rizki, Vani and Crystal for nominating me. Let's see... The rules are similar with the previous award that I have before but this one has one different rules in which I have to post a question for others to answer.

  1. When you receive the award, thank the person who gave it to you and post the link to his or her blog in your blog post.
  2. Then, post eleven things about yourself.
  3. Answer the eleven questions from the person who tagged you.
  4. Choose eleven inspiring bloggers whose blog has less than 200 followers, and link their pages in your post.
  5. Create eleven questions for them to answer.
Here goes...

11 things about myself... Hmmm... I should write the one that is different from the previous one.

  1. I don't like sweet stuff except if it's chocolate
  2. I can cook but I can't bake
  3. I recently started to knit but quit since I already forgot the method and too lazy to watch the video again #LOL
  4. My friends calls me an online shopping expert >.<
  5. I'm super close with my brother and people often tells that I have a huge brocon (brother complex). Really??? Maybe it's because I'm only 16 months older than him.
  6. I'm think I'm an otaku. I collect manga, I watch anime, dorama and all that and at one time I'm super obsessed with MIYAVI!!!! I'm devastated when I can't see his show in Indonesia last October.
  7. I'm obsessed with accessories, life without them is meaningless..
  8. I loose weight easily but very hard to gain weight.
  9. I wanted to try the "no poo" method for my hair but can't bare to use only baking soda and acv for my hair.
  10. I have a box full of meds and vitamins, when my boarding house friend is sick they can just go to my room. 
  11. I recently made friends with fellow blogger and they are super great!!

November Favorites and Regret


It's already December so I'm gonna post about my November Favorites and Regret.


Melanox Premium Advanced Formula Whitening Serum

I bought this because of Guardian Weekly Promo, at first I'm not really interested in this serum but because it's in a discounted price I decided to try this serum. My friend said that this serum really works in increasing her skin tone but I wanted to use this serum to reduce my blemish marks. Usually it took a few months just to reduce the blemish marks and more months to make the blemish marks disappear, so far I've been using  this serum for almost a month and the blemish marks has reduce pretty good.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Review: Nature Republic Soothing and Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel


Today's review is about this very versatile products that can be use for many thing which is Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel. Geezz.... Why can't they use a shorter name for a product?? I got this for free from buying Cosmopolitan Anniversary Edition and also got another bonus which is Too Cool For School Angel Hand Shea Butter Hand Cream.


Nature Republic Soothing and Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel contains abundant 92% aloe vera. Mild formula free from paraben, mineral oil and artificial colors. This soothing gel with 92% organic aloe vera certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) can be used to mildly moisturize various parts of the body such as the face, arms, legs and hair.

How to Use:
Apply an appropriate amount to dry, sensitive parts of the face and body often for the best result.