Saturday, October 25, 2014

NYX Butter Lipstick Review & Swatches

Hi all!!

I always love NYX Cosmetics products! They always have lots of shades and the price is super affordable! I always curious and can't wait to try everytime they launch a new product. This time I'm going to share my review about my new favorite lip color from NYX, yup, NYX Butter Lipstick!
The tube is made of colorful plastic (match with the shade), with transparent part in the middle, so we can see the color clearly. It is quite light, but it looks a bit fragile honestly. The plastic material reminds me of NYX lipstick tube, which is easily damaged =( But anyway, the design is quite nice and simple.
I bought three shades: Pops Explosif, Fireball Boule De Feu and Razzle Fiesta:
Here are the colors with & without flash:
The texture is very moist and a bit glossy, like butter. It glides right on my lips, and make them feel really smooth. The color is quite vibrant and buildable, you can see in these 3 pictures, from left to right; 1 layer, 2 layers and 3 layers of NYX Butter Lipstick:
Pops Explosif
Fireball Boule De Feu
Razzle Fiesta
Here are the swatches on my lips with & without flash on the left pictures and how the it looks like with a simple makeup on my face on the right picture:
Pops Explosif
This is a nude neutral shade but it doesn't make you look pale. It can be used for natural look or  simply combine it with smokey eyes makeup.

Fireball Boule De Feu
This reddish orange color will make our skin looks brighter. Use a sheer layer to get a fresh natural lips, use 3-4 layers for a special summer event.

Razzle Fiesta
I never get bored with this fuchia shade. It makes me look feminine and strong at the same time. Combine it with a light eyes makeup and you'll become the center of attention, trust me! =D

What I Love
- The color is buildable and super pigmented!
- The texture is very smooth and moist
- The matching color between the tube and the shade
- It has a fresh minty scent slightly
- The staying power is quite ok (depending on how much layers we use). More layers, stay longer =)
- It has so many color choices
- Affordable

Cons
- The tube looks fragile

Conclusion
I think this is a good lip color for any ocassions, formal and informal. It's also good for you who has a dry lips like me, but it would be better if we still using lip balm before applying this product. This is definitely a product which will always available in my makeup pouch! =D
Okay, that's all my review. I hope it's useful for you. =)

See you!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Luxola Indonesia Launching Party

Dear all,

So sorry for the lack of update lately. I was very busy with my job..

Anyway, almost a month ago I was invited to Luxola Indonesia Launching party at Intercontinental Hotel Jakarta. I met some familiar bloggers too there..
I'm pretty sure most of you already know about Luxola. Luxola is the one stop solution to all our beauty needs. Built by women for women, Luxola launched in Singapore in 2011 and now operates in 10 countries, such as Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, and United Arab Emirates. Luxola launched the new local domain, www.luxola.co.id and started operating the warehouse in Indonesia in September 2014.

Here is the web interface:
Not only online store, they also provide beauty articles on the web:
Some of the brands they carry are Kanebo, Dr. Jart++, The Konjac Sponge Company, O.P.I, Bourjois, Etude, Ardell, theBalm, NYX, L’oreal Paris, Cottage, Makeup Store, Maybelline, etc.
Here are some pictures of the products that we can order on Luxola.co.id:
I also tried some products at the event, this was the first one, Arline Beauty Lashes by Gusnaldi. 
I love how light it is on my eyes, the hair is so soft and natural, although I was using the bold ones.

Next, I got a little makeup touch up with The Balm:
Products that I used:
Not only makeup, we could also get our hair done. I chose to curl up my hair and asked the hair stylist to create a simple beehive hair style for my retro look =D
These product grabbed my attention on that day, maybe I'll buy it one day:
So, here is the before/after picture:
Love this picture so much:
We have the ability to purchase using 4 payment methods; credit card (visa/master card), bank transfers, COD (for Jakarta only) and 2C2P (an offline payment system that can be used in convenient stores). This has been a great help for customers all over Indonesia who would like to purchase all the great products we offer, but is limited in their payment choices.

On the new www.luxola.co.id, they provide next day delivery and secure order delivery for all customers. Luxola also offers an array of value add for the customers when we shop online for our favourite beauty products. Luxola periodically gives out promotions, Gift With Purchase program, free sample almost each time a customer purchase above a certain amount, fun quizzes etc. They aim to really help customers find the best possible product, and introduce them to many of the best new brands from all over the world.

I also got an exclusive goodie bag:
It contains of full sizes products which were available on Luxola.co.id:
So, what are you waiting for ladies? Go to luxola.co.id and happy shopping! =D

Don't forget to follow Luxola's social media account to get more information, beauty tips and of course, promotions! =D
Facebook: Luxola Indonesia | Twitter: @luxola_id | Instagram: @luxolaindo | Youtube: luxola | Digital Magazine: lxedit.co.id

See you on the next post soon!! =)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bridal Makeup Tips

Hi all..! 

Every lady wants to look beautiful on her wedding day. As a married woman, I would like to share some tips in choosing the right makeup on the wedding day. Because the wedding day only happens once in a lifetime (ideally, hehe..). You also can't retake the wedding photos, so you have to look as great as possible on that special day.

1. Make sure the wedding venue that will be used, whether indoor or outdoor
This will affect the type of makeup that will be used. For outdoor event, you can use any type of makeup with soft and neutral colors with a hint of bright color on the lips and certainly should be durable for outdoor event because you will start sweating easily. For indoor event, you can use a little bit darker tone for the makeup.
2. Adjust the type of makeup by the time of the event
For the noon wedding party, choose a softer and simpler type of makeup, because the natural light is still available (especially at outdoor event), so the photographer can still use it. As for the night wedding party, use a little bolder type of make up, but not too much. Choose a foundation shade that suits the skin tone, because the photographer will use a flash. We don't want to look like wearing a mask on our wedding photos, right?

3. Waterproof & sweatproof makeup
Is a must!!! Some brides can not hold back her tears on her wedding day. That's why waterproof or sweatproof makeup is very important to make us keep gorgeous while crying happily.. =D

4. Great staying power
You will be a queen for a day on your wedding day. All vision will be focusing on you. So make sure the makeup you wear will stay in place from the beginning to the end of the event.
5. Enhance, not changing
Every bride would be very happy when the guests tell her how beautiful she is, or in Indonesia we call it "manglingi". So, beside doing many kind of beauty treatments a few days before the wedding, use the right makeup can make you look very stunning. The important thing is, use makeup that can enhance your beauty. Don't let it makes you look like a different person.

6. Choose the right Make Up Artist
Yup, this is one of the important key! He or she doesn't have to be very popular, but he or she should knows what kind of makeup is good for you. It will be great if he or she offers a makeup test before the wedding day. He or she also has to be very dicipline. Also make sure he or she maintains the hygiene while doing your makeup. 

The good news is.. now you don't have to seek anywhere to find the right makeup artist for your wedding day. Find them on www.bridestory.com. 
You can find so many talented and professional makeup artists along with their portfolios. Not only makeup artist, Bride Story also provides so many wedding vendors, just read this post.

Well.. so.. if you are a bride to be, I hope this post is useful for you. I hope you are ready to be the most beautiful bride in the world! =D

See ya!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simple Dramatic Purple Eyes with Maybelline Eye-Mazing Eyes Kit

Hi all!!

Today I'm going to share about what's inside this Maybelline Eye-Mazing Eyes Kit for Dramatic Look. The box is very fancy with an illustration of a blonde lady in the front cover:
Here are the products...
Actually I make a video review about these products, so I won't write the detail in here. You can watch the video in the end of this post =D

1. Maybelline Color Tatoo 24HR Gel-Cream Eyeshadow #29 Painted Purple
It comes in a little glass jar.
This creamy textured eyeshadow is very pigmented!! The color is a bit metallic. Love it a lot!!
Price: Around IDR 69,000 at the drugstore (if I'm not mistaken)

1. Maybelline The Magnum Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara
One more chubby mascara from Maybelline with 2X Collagen, 10X Thicker and Waterproof (the claim). 
It has a thick curvy brush called Mega Spoon Brush, and it can curl up my lashes!
Price: ONLY IDR 85,000!!! *dancing =D

1. Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner
This classic liquid liner has an applicator attached on its lid.
It's a very thin brush..
It can creates a precision line like this:
1. Maybelline Fashion Brow 24H Coloring Mascara #5 Dark Brown
Yaay finally Maybelline has a brow mascara!! I'm currently obsessed with this product. It has a cute curvy brush.
With a ball brush design, make it easier to apply on my brow.
The shade is quite natural. And yes, the staying power is so.. good! It stays on my brows in almost 24 hours, even if I wash my face with water. But don't worry, you can remove it with cleansing oil easily ^^

Like I've said before, you can get the detail review on my video:

Here is the detail result of my Simple Dramatic Purple Eyes:
The whole look..
Okay I hope this post is useful for you =D

See ya!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Organizing Your Wedding Has Never Been So Easy with Bridestory.com

Hello everyone! 

I often receive wedding invitations lately. Perhaps September is a good month for wedding huh? I remember when I was a bride to be more than two years ago. How excited, busy, tired, and confused I was when dealing with wedding matters. So many to do lists! And it was the first (and hopefully the last) time I handled wedding thingy. Fortunately, I was assisted by my mother. But the problem was sometimes we had a very different opinion, which made us fight =D. And I became very sensitive a couple of days before the wedding day. Even some of my friends called me bridezilla! Yup, the bride who has a very sensitive heart and easily angry, like a monster, like Godzilla .. haha .. 

That's not going to happen if I could find the right vendors who can understand what I want, and know my taste well. It was quite hard to find that kind of vendor at that time, especially because I'm a working lady too. Browsing on the internet, read the comments here and there, even made me more confuse. Thank god it was over!!! 

But hey, if I could repeat my wedding day and somebody want to sponsor it, of course I'd love to!!!! Especially now it's getting easier to find the right vendors online. Have you ever heard of www.bridestory.com?

Bridestory.com is an online portal that offers an extensive list of wedding vendors, each representing different concepts and unique expertise. Bridestory facilitates, provides options, connects brides and grooms-to-be with the right wedding vendors and aims to contribute to the realization of a dream wedding through quick and easy access.

Bridestory serves as a meeting point for brides and grooms-to-be and wedding vendors. It aims to save time and effort to allow couples to put more focus on the joys of getting married. Engaged couples can surf the site to find wedding inspirations from various wedding vendors within its extensive list of twenty unique service categories and use the technological platform to help them with the process in choosing the right one, according to their budget and location.

The site's interface looks like pinterest's, so it makes us easier to see the wedding vendors that suits our taste:

You can find so many wedding vendors here, such as photographer, catering, wedding venue, makeup artist, entertaintment, decoration, cake, invitation, even the honeymoon destnation. The vendors also come from some favorite wedding places in Indonesia, such as Jakarta, Bandung and Bali.

This site is connected with social media, so we can easily share it to our friends or relatives who need inspirations or ideas for their wedding.

So, if I can repeat my wedding day, here are some picks that I'd choose from www.bridestory.com. A simple white wedding day with turquoise accent on the beach.. =D
Okay.. okay.. Let's get back to reality..

Well, so.. if you are a bride or a groom to be, who just get started to make a plan for your wedding, don' waste your time to search the vendors here and there, or go to a wedding expo which is far from your place. Just sit in front of your laptop or tablet or smartphone and explore www.bridestory.com. Believe me, it will make your life easier lah! =D

Okay that's all my blogpost today. I hope it's useful to you.

See ya!!

*Psst... I will give some tips about choosing the right makeup look for your wedding day on the next post. Don't miss it! ;D
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