Monday, November 30, 2009

My 1st Giveaway!! YAY!! ^^

It's my 1st giveaway, yay! ^^ I'm doing this giveaway to show my deep appreciation to all my followers, readers, and fellow bloggers.. Thank you all so much!!!
I'm so excited about it, I have prepared it for a month here.. and since it's near Christmas already, there will be 2 prizes! One is for the 100th+ follower giveaway, and number two is for the Special Christmas Giveaway!
First is this,
left-right: (all of them are brand new)
PAC (Professional Artist Cosmetics) Martha Tilaar Powder Eye Shadow
Mustika Ratu Oxygenated Spray with Green Tea
Garnier Light Visible Whitening Face Powder
Dewi Sri Spa Martha Tilaar Javanese Rose Body Scrub
Dewi Sri Spa Martha Tilaar Javanese Rose Body Lotion
Ovale Essential Vitamin Face Rejuvenation
Biore Pore Pack in Sakura and Green Tea
The Body Shop Seaweed Day Cream samples

Here is the closer look for the prizes.. I've said that there will be Indonesian brand makeup and skincare, so here they are.. I hope you all will like it! ^^
PAC (Professional Artist Cosmetics) Martha Tilaar Powder Eye Shadow
Very shimmery.. Love the combination of the colors... ^^

Mustika Ratu Oxygenated Spray with Green Tea
I've used this since years ago, and I love it! It's one of my HG facial spray,
anti pollution and hydrating for the skin.. ^^
Dewi Sri Spa Martha Tilaar Javanese Rose Body Scrub
Dewi Sri Spa Martha Tilaar Javanese Rose Body Lotion
And this one is new! I tested their samples in the counter, and I thought, WOW.. the smell is so wonderful! (I love Rose..^^) I decided to give these 2 away cause I think it'll be a great prize for the winner! ^^

and these are the little trinkets, hehe.. ^^
Hope you like them!



The rules:
1. Open for anyone who reads my blog!
2. Open internationally
3. Real address, OK? I want to make sure it'll arrive safely..
4. The winner will be drawn using Random.org
5. Giveaway will end on Dec 25th 24.00 AM sharp in Indonesian time, of course.. I'll make the announcement via Facebook, Twitter, and this blog, too.. You won't miss it! ^^

How to Enter:
1. You have to be a follower..
2. Leave a comment here about what do you like about me and my blog.. (or whatever you'd like to say.. Help me to improve my blog, please! ^^)
3. Spread the word in your blog or Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway, and you'll get double entry! Who knows you'll get lucky! ^^

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OK, till this part, you might be wondering, I said before as in my AB (Announcement Board) that this will also be my Special Christmas Giveaway, so where is the another prize, eh??
Haha.. Don't worry, cause I'll be Mrs. Santa Claus this year! There'll be another winner, but I won't show you the prize now, cause it's a surprise.. ^^ (If I show it to you now, where's the thrill, right??)
It'll be just like a kid waiting for Santa to come and give him a Christmas present! That's why I call this Special Christmas Giveaway.. ^^ (Ooohh... I can feel a huge curiosity there..hehe..)

I'll show you the second prize precisely on Christmas Day, and that means you won't see the price until the deadline, so be a good girl, OK??? ^^


Spread the word, spread the word..
*Santa Claus is coming.. to town..*

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Hallo everybody!! ^^ How are you??
I bet you all are so stuffed with turkey right now.. hehe.. ^^

Well, we don't exactly celebrate Thanksgiving here in Indonesia, but I really love Thanksgiving day, because it teaches you to be thankful and grateful for everything.. And of course, the turkey, haha.. ^^

I'm still in Jakarta right now.. tomorrow we'll go to Dufan (the amusement park here in Jakarta..^^) to have some fun in this long weekend.. I still can't post beauty related post, yet.. But don't worry, I'll be hosting my very 1st giveaway soon!! ^^ Don't forget to participate ya!! ^^

I'm planning to buy some of the good stuff here for my grand giveaway, and for the sneak peek, I'll include some of our own, Indonesian makeup and skincare product! Can't wait to round it up! ^^

Oh well then, now I have to get hurry and take a bath soon, cause we're going out to the mall.. Shopping day!! haha.. ^^


Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!

I am thankful for.. So many blessings God has given to me, and for my dear family and friends..
I love you all!!
And for my blogger friends..
My best wishes and prayer for all of you..
^^

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Body Shop Moisture White Softening Essence Review.. ^^

Hello everyone.. How's your weekend??
Me, well.. I'm staying home for this weekend, but worry not, cause for the next weekend I'm going to Jakarta to see my relatives coming from Australia, yay! ^^
My uncle (my mom's bro), his wife, and my 2 cousins is coming to Indonesia this November, so next weekend I'm gonna meet up with them after 10 years not seeing each other! It's such a long time..
Gosh, I can't wait till next weekend, hehe.. ^^

And now, as promised, I will review the beauty product from my recent haul. So here is the lucky number one!
The Body Shop Moisture White Softening Essence
with vitamin C and liquorice extract,
150 ml 5.0 US FL OZ
The description
The Ingredients
It's made in Hungary
The texture
As you can see, it's a transparent gel form lotion that is so light and will absorb to your skin, making it so smooth when you touch it. This is one pump-size, more than enough for my whole face! ^^

How to use it:
I read in Jeanjean's blog, here, that the right way to use facial essence is to pat (tepuk2) it lightly to your face (no slapping, please, hehe..). And not just patting it, but you have to COUNT it. Yeah, you read correctly. You have to count how many times you've patted the essence to your face.
OK then, the answer is, how many?

Ehm.. at least 30 (thirty) times for your cheeks, pat it using your both hands.
And.. here's the strange number.. 17 (seventeen) times for your forehead and chin..
It will make the essence absorbs better to your skin, and will not make your face oily.. (hooo.. so that's why..) Jeanjean wrote that she knew it from the Nu Er Wo Zui Da show..I must have missed that episode, so I'm spreading the words to you all, cause I think we should try this! So girls, go practice it at home, haha.. ^^

Result:
I have to tell you something about this essence, you have to let it dry first. You can test if it's dry or not by using the back of your hands. After it's absorbed by your skin, it shouldn't take too long, just 3 minutes for me.. Then you can moisturize and do your makeup.
What I like about this essence is that it's a nice primer for my makeup. My face has become less duller since I use this. (I'm so obsessed with whitening essence right now! ^^) My L'oreal White Perfect Essence is almost empty cause I'm using it every day and night, so I'm trying this! ^^ Oh my.. A girl's quest for a perfect beauty product will never end.. *sighing happily* ^^
But by the way, what's your favorite whitening essence?? (if you're using any)
Do let me know here in your comment! =)

OK then, for the next post I'm gonna review maybe 2-3 products altogether..
Because next Thursday I'll be going to Jakarta for a family reunion, and.. some beauty shopping, lol.. It's gonna be huge!! (the reunion or the beauty shopping?? Both, of course!!)

ps: my giveaway detail is still on hold.. I'm still preparing it..Be patience, ladies.. ^^

Happy Weekend, everyone!!
^^

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A haul post in a hurry!! ^^

Hello hello!! ^^

It's been awhile since my last post, I miss beauty blogging so much! ^^

This week has been so crazy.. I've got my hands full with college tasks, going to Jakarta for the weekend, and.. etc etc. I felt my emotion has been in a roller coaster lately.. >_<
But still, I always find that blogging is my way out, don't you think so, too? ^^

Alright then, enough rambling, GO for haul! ^^
So, I recently went to Jakarta last weekend and bought some beauty products..
Here are the pictures for you!
The list: Left-Right
The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Body Milk
The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Puree Body Lotion
The Body Shop Moisture White Softening Essence
Mustika Ratu Peeling Kulit Kerang (Sea Shell Peeling)
The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream samples
Bourjois Eyeliner Liner Stylo
Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss in Rose Romantic
Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad
The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette 06

I'm really sorry I haven't put the full review, though.. I'd love to write their own full reviews later, maybe on this weekend when I have some free time.. Cause they deserve a full review! ^^

The Body Shop Moisture White Softening Essence
I love it! Really makes my face smooth and soft! ^^
Bourjois Effect 3D Lip Gloss in Rose Romantic, the number is 29. Really sparkles!
The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette 06.. I'm so into shimmery things lately.. ^^
This body milk is so light and smells good! ^^ If you're a rose fanatic, you gotta try this! ^^
I save the best for last.. ^^ The smell, the packaging, and texture is my faveeee... ^^

Alright then, gotta go! I'll have to take my bro to his course after writing this quick post, so I'll see y'all later on the next post! Also, I'm planning to host my own giveaway soon, since I've reached the 100 followers, YAY! Thank You all so much for my dear followers!
Don't forget to comment here if you want to ask about anything, OK??
Right now, it's my time to get busy-busy-busy...
^_~

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Lamp + SJP & Dior Perfume Review! ^^

I just bought a new lamp! ^^ Cute, isn't it?? And it's PINK! lol.. ^o^
It's from Philips, and it has energy saving sign on it, so I thought, "Why not?? I do need it anyway.."
Here is the actual lamp, again, it's a lil dark here, cause I made this post at night.. I'm planning to make a white box with it, just like this picture below.. ^^
picture from http://www.naturescapes.net/
OK, camera CHECK, cute pink lamp CHECK, but the thing is now.. the white box.. I'm still thinking now how to make this white box.. Any suggestion, anyone?? Simple way will do.. ^^

Oh well, of course you don't actually think that this post was just about this (cute) lamp, right?
Of course not la..hehe.. Cause now I'm gonna review this 2 new perfume that I bought at Jakarta like I said before, so here we go.. =)
I know, "I HEART PINK".. hehe.. These are the 2 new perfume that recently purchased..
Left: Lovely ~Sarah Jessica Parker~ Eau de Parfum 100 ml
Right: Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Banquet ~ Dior~ Eau de Toilette 100 ml

This is one of the major hit perfume here in Indonesia, I gotta tell you that.. It sold out like crazy and it's very popular among women! ^^

Look at the bottle.. It's so classy, simple yet elegant. I love the design. It doesn't have too much accessories on it, which is important.. =) It's created by Laurent le Gaurnec and Clement Gavarry. The Fragrance Notes are: mandarin, bergamot, rosewood, lavender, apple martini, patchouli, paper whites, orchid, cedar, white amber, musk and woods.

From the first spray, I can smell a strong and sharp scent instantly. I’m not a big fan of strong fragrance, I think the first impression was too strong and strucked my nose real hard. Or was it because it's Eau de Parfum? I usually wear EDT, so maybe my nose is not used to it.

But I think my mom loves it. She said to me, "This is the perfume that makes your head turn when you smell it." And that is true. When you wear this, people will notice that you smell good, hehe.. ^^

The mandarin note was soft, but it’s kinda woody, not too feminine. It's not that type of sweet floral fragrance, obviously SJP knew best.. ^^ I can't really smell the lavender, (I love Lavender!) but it's okay.. I think the head notes are really stood out, and it's melted on your skin. If you like citrus scent, then this is might be the one you're looking for.

After a while, it will dry down to more musky. I don't get the rosewood at all, cedar was really over the top. The heart notes really long lasting and in my opinion, it's getting better by the time.

And then, after a long.. time.. (I do mean it, a long time..) The musk and wood notes will linger on your skin.. The base notes here are really deep, which I found very appealing.. ^^

Bottomline: This SJP perfume really have character, and now I can see why so many women all over the world love it. I think it can be classified as woody citrus fragrance with a twist. 5 (Five) Stars! ^^

Ok, next is mine.. Oooh.. I'm so thrilled about it! ^^

This is Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Banquet 100 ml EDT by Dior. The bottle is so cutee.. ^^ It has ribbon on it and the color is pink!
Ok now, the review:
The notes are: Check the update below.. The notes were: mandarin in the head notes, peony in heart, and musk in base.

From the packaging itself, you can imagine that this must be a very sweet and girly perfume, hehe.. And it sure is! ^^

When you first spray it, the sweet scent will surprise your senses, with the combination of mandarin note gives you the fresh feeling. Really good start! The head notes make me falling in love to it.. ^^

After a while, it's getting sweeter! With a hint of floral notes, the peony is really soft. This is very flowery, but very subtle.. so if you like floral fragrance, go for it.. ^^

And then, as you can tell, the base notes, the musk is amazing! I can't stop smiling when I sniff my hand, hehe.. ^^ I love the dry down scent, it's so feminine.. =)
My friends told me I smell wonderful when I wear this Dior Cherie, I'm so happy!
Oh, and you know what? This fragrance is made specially and exclusively for us, Asian ladies.. ^^ How's that to make you feel special?? ^o^

Bottomline: I love this perfume.. And this is my signature scent! ^^ It's quite pricey, I know.. but you pay for a real good quality, so I think I can splurge on myself for this, hehe.. ^^
I'm classifying this as a sweet floral fragrance, perfect for young and sophisticated lady like me.. ^^

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Well then, I guess that sums up the reviews, don't forget to comment, OK??
Let me know what your fave fragrances are, cause I'm a fragrance lover myself! ^^

And now, here's a picture of my lamp, saying good nite to all of you! =)
Isn't she cute?? Bye everyone.. Have a good nite sleep.. ^_^
G'nite! ^^

ps: update for Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Banquet notes...
This post has been updated and revised!
Turned out the list of notes that I put above before was for the original Miss Dior Cherie.. it's my mistake, I'm so sorry.. =(
I have revised this post, but since I can't find the complete list of the notes for this Blooming Banquet, so this is the best I can do..
Sorry again! If you have more question, please do ask and comment here! ^^