Monday, 30 September 2013

ZA True White Instant Brightener SPF 30 PA+++ First Impression

Hi, everyone

Around last August, I ended up buying two sunscreen from ZA Cosmetic, this one (ZA True White Instant Brightener) and ZA True White Day Protector. I did not realize that the one titled as Instant Brightener is also sunscreen >.<  I thought Instant Brightener was something like CC Cream which gives instant glow and color correction. I did not know that it also serves main purpose as sunscreen, I thought it's just some product with function as (make up) skin color corrector. ZA has sunscreen moisturizer that I ever reviewed before.

The first top ingredient of this product is Silicone derivative. So if u are sensitive to silicone then better stay away from it. I did not read the ingredients list when I was buying it. 

It is packed with white plastic box and sturdy plastic bottle

Anna Sui Balancing Cleanser (Cleansing Lotion) Review

Hi, dear readers

I come back to post again. This time is about Anna Sui Cleanser. 

Product name :
Anna Sui Balancing Cleanser

Front side of the carton box
It has purple- blue rose pattern, so beautiful, can't throw it off :D

This is one of the latest addition in Anna Sui skincare range, the balancing line. This cleanser targeted all skin types.
The normal price in the counter is IDR 275.000. So much expensive for a cleanser, don't u think? Yes, I do think so. But I was really curious to try it since I read many positive reviews about it. This is a one step cleanser. If u have been following my blog from the beginning, u must know about how I really admire one step cleanser (all in one cleanser if possible). A product which I don't have to go to bathroom just to clean my face, and I don't have to do double cleanse, certainly I would go for it.

The leaflet found inside the box

The instruction on the leaflet found inside the box

This product was supposedly paired with the Balancing Lotion, but I did not buy the pair. I bought the Whitening Lotion instead of the Balancing one.

The Carton Box

Packaging :
It has lovely purple double layer carton box, so thoughtful to ensure it's safety since the product was not cheap. The bottle is so cute and purple. It has a pump and cap. I like the idea of using pump with cap since it become more hygienic.

The front side of the bottle
It has rose ornament :)

The back of the bottle

It has no manufacture seal or sticker, maybe because it has pump. The purple bottle has rose ornament on it like other Anna Sui bottle.

Here is how it's looks like when the bottle cap opened

The pump

- Ingredients list
This cleanser contains alcohol  so for skin that dry and sensitive to alcohol, better avoid it.

Ingredients list on the carton box

- Texture, scent and color
The texture is light lotion, medium moisturizing, has white- linen milky color. It has bit strong Anna Sui rose signature scent.

The lotion dispensed on the cotton pad

- Feeling on my skin
It leaves my skin moisturized after usage, and it's non greasy.

- Cleansing power n after cleansing effect
It managed to get rid of bb cream, foundation and color make up good. If I wear heavier make up, to remove it completely, I have to use lot of amount of it. It did not dry my skin, on the contrary it moisturizes my skin without making any greasiness. In the end of the day, I used it and then followed by toner, but sometimes when I was lazy I used it alone and then go to bed, he he :)

- Skin tolerance
I have used this product for about 4 weeks so far I like it. It did not irritate or cause any imbalance for my skin. I can say that my skin has good tolerance with this product.

- Benefit for skin
It has skincare properties from rose extract. It is moisturizing and non drying for my skin. It does not break me out or causing trouble on my skin.

Here are my summary

What I like :
- Water based and medium to lightweight lotion consistency
- did not break me out
- one step cleanser
- did not dry my skin
- remove my make up well
- cute packaging
- safe bottle with pump and cap, won't easily spilled by accident
- not travel friendly
- can be used for mascara remover
- non greasy

What I don't like :
- expensive
- preservatives
- alcohol

Who may like it :
- fan of Anna Sui cute packaging
- fan of quick cleansing product
- don't mind alcohol and fragrance
- don't find it expensive

Who may not like it :
- live far from Anna Sui Counter
- don't like alcohol and perfume in skincare
- find it too expensive

Repurchase? Maybe, if Anna Sui sells it in discount price, he he :)

Overall, this is good cleanser, and I'm pretty satisfied. I can save my time to do make up cleansing.
So what do u think?

Etude I Need You, Red Ginseng! Mask Sheet (First Impression)

Hello, dear readers

This time I make quick post about another sheet mask from Etude House. The mask sheet dimension is similar to another Etude mask, taht is I Need You Mask Green Tea that I posted before.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Etude I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet (First Impression)

Hi Dear Readers,

I told u before that I would like to try other varian of mask from Etude House. And I tried this 'I need U, Pomegranate Mask'. As u know that pomegranate is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and used in many products to treat early signs of aging. Some beauty blogger suggested me to try it so I did. Like other products in this mask line, this one also wrapped on cute printed sachet.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Etude Indonesia Membership and Mini Haul

Hi, dear readers

In this month Etude hold a promo. Only shopping IDR 350k and u can be a member of Etude House Indonesia. Sounds good, right?! Well, I did not want to miss the chance so I went to Etude counter in Matahari Dept. Store Tunjungan several days ago. Plus I got a free product by joining Etude member this September.

My shopping ^^

What I bought :
- Dear Girls Lip Balm 1 = IDR 138.000
- Belle Dress Lady Look Shower Cologne, which I have reviewed before = IDR. 88.000
- Vit A Essence Mask, I ever posted about this mask also and I decided to repurchase it
- Vit C Essence Mask
- Pomegranate Mask
- Red Ginseng Mask
Each of the mask costs IDR 28.000
I was charged for IDR 366.000 for my purchase.

And I got Golden Ratio Contour Maker in no.2 Pink for FREE ^^

Actually there are options for freebie, I must chose between Etude Lucidarling Lipstick and Golden Ratio Contour Maker. But because the lipstick only has 3 shades available and the colors were too pale for my lips and complexion, so I chose the Golden Ratio. Even I had to admit that the color in Golden Ratio Contour Maker is best for fairer skin than mine. But I still could use it with some trick.

My Pink member card

By owning this pink member card u can get 20% discount for every product except accessories and perfumes. And 50 % discount on ur birthday, and don't forget to bring ur ID card (KTP) to claim it.

I'll be posting about the products later after I used them, so see ya in my next review.

Anna Sui Whitening Lotion Review

Hi, dear readers

How are u? Hope ya doing good. 
I'm sorry if I did not check in my blog regularly every day and late in replying comments. But I always read every comment u leave and appreciate it. Sometimes, it's hard for me to find time to access my blog although I wanted. Cuz I usually blog privately, without no one watching around, he he...

Now, Let's get into the review. Anna Sui Whitening Lotion is part of my mini haul I posted in HERE. I already mentioned the price and how I got it in that post.
First, I have to explain to u that every brand from each country has different 'languange' to call their skincare product. For example, Japanese cosmetic brand may have different order of skincare and different word to call their products compared to Indonesian or Europe brand.
In Indonesian cosmetic brand, if we hear 'lotion' in skincare, we usually refer to light moisturizer in form of lotion, same like what we can think about body lotion. But in many Japanese Brands, such as SK II and Anna Sui, lotion means 'toner'. They labelled Toner product with 'lotion'.

Front side of Anna Sui Whitening Lotion Carton Box

New and Improved Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Cream Normal SPF 15 (First Impression)

Hi, ladies and gents

How was ur day? Mine same as always, loaded with many chronicles : )
I am struggling to loose my weight. Yes, I am overweight, that's true. When I was in college, I use to have ideal body, not the slim one but my figure usually did not have any problem with clothes size.
And ever since I graduated from college and be a working girl, I gained weight, more than 10 kg from my previous. And then lately I started to feel really uncomfortable with my unhealthy weight, feel so heavy when I move and I have to go to tailor to get a new pants since I hardly find my size in the clothes shop.
Ok, enough with my story now let's go to the review.

I haven't reached 30 yet but I think it's the time that I have to give some thought about anti aging skincare. 
So I've been thinking for quite some time. I heard many good reviews about this improved version of Olay Total Effect. Well, to be honest, I'm not a fan of olay face moisturizers since most of them tend to be greasy on my oily combination skin. But my mother's skin has different story. She has been using olay moisturizers for years, starting from Olay White day lotion, natural white, and Total Effect touch of foundation. So I decided to grab this. I thought if this does not suit me, my mom can use it :) Luckily there is 20 gr version so I think it's enough for trial.

I bought it around the end of July until early August, I did not quite remember.

So, what's new in Olay Total Effect? Keep reading : )

The front box

Monday, 23 September 2013

Wardah White Secret Part III (Day Cream Review)

Hi Dear Readers,

Pardon me for lack of update. To make it up to u readers, tonight I post 2 articles. I don't know when I'll be updating this blog again in this week.
Now I'm gonna continue my posting about Wardah White Secret line, this time is about the Day Cream. I prefer this Day Dream instead of the tinted one because the tinted one clearly mentions mineral oil in the ingredients list. But it turns out that I got slipped in this one too. Because this Day Cream is including C13- 14 Isoparaffin in the ingredients list, that substance is also one of the kind of mineral oil derivatives or alliance. But however, I already bought and used it for more than 1 month, so let me just make some review about it.
The texture is soft and moist. It has white color. It smells like the night cream, the smell is somewhat fruity- sour. The smell is quite strong in my opinion. Felt somewhat sticky at first when I touched it but when absorbed into skin, it's not sticky anymore.

 The jar

Etude Belle Dress Lady Look Shower Cologne Review

Hello, dear readers

Haven't posted anything for a while and now I'm back bringing another review. This time I'd like to talk about Cologne. For ur info, I'm a cologne type person, so rather than buying perfume, I choose cologne for daily use. I usually buy supermarket cologne, the affordable ones of course. So, seeing how I crave for Etude House Brand, no wonder I also want to try their cologne.
I bought Belle Dress Lady Look Cologne. Why I chose this one? Because the smell is the most flowery among others in the same line.
If u read my blog from the beginning, u must know that I prefer flowery smell rather than fruity one.

Here is the bottle

Friday, 13 September 2013

Anna Sui Protective Foundation Primer C Review

Hello, everyone^^

Who has been waiting my review for Anna Sui? Now, I'm back to present it to u : )
So I have mentioned this product previously on my post HERE.

 The box and the tube in rose pattern, it's so Anna Sui

Thursday, 12 September 2013

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 PA++ Review

Hello, beauties

Who lives in tropical climate and sun shiny city? Coz I do. That's why I always include sun protection as my daily regimen. One of my common problem with face sunscreen is that many of them tend to be greasy on my oily combination skin. So I browsed a lot to finally decided to try this product. Actually that was the first time I ever shopped on ZA counter when I bought this Day Protector. I got this product along with my purchase for Wardah White Secret Night Cream and Intense Brightening Essence. I don't know why I did not try to browse into this brand long time ago, maybe because this brand had not did many appearance on TV, he he... (Tv commercial victim detected)
I got this in discount price. I only paid about IDR 75.000 (+/-).

The box and the tube

Cussons Imperial Leather Anti- Perspirant Deodorant Active with Tea Tree Oil (Review)

Hi, dear readers
Today may I present u my short review, about Cussons Imperial Leather Anti- Perspirant Deodorant Active with Tea Tree Oil.

The package

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Wardah Pure Olive Oil Review

Hi, dear readers

It's been a while and I'm back : ) I'm sorry if u find me have some random frequency of post schedule. I spare my time to blog whenever I have the chance, and there are days when I hardly to spend some time in front of laptop blogging. I do try to update this beauty diary everytime I can : )
So, here another short review from me.
I was running out of lip and eye remover. Some bloggers used this product as their eye remover, so I thought that I could do the same, it turned out that... wanna know? keep reading : )

The bottle

Friday, 6 September 2013

Ponds Flawless White Lightening Day Cream SPF 18 PA++ (First Impression)

Hello, Ladies n Gents

Here I came back with whitening review session. Actually, I was pretty late to post this article. I should be posting it several weeks ago.

Ponds Flawless White Packaging

Monday, 2 September 2013

Wardah White Secret Part II Exfoliating and Soothing Lotion Review

Hello, everyone

Wardah White Secret Exfoliating and Soothing Lotion

Who's curious about the rest of the product in Wardah White Secret line? Keep reading if u want to know : )
Now I'm gonna talk about some of their night treatment. Here I'm reviewing Wardah White Secret Exfoliating and Soothing Lotion.

Etude Dr. Ampoule Dual Mask Sheet (Brightening Care) First Impression


Today, I’ll tell u my first experience trying Etude House Dr. Ampoule Dual Mask for brightening care. I used it about 2 days ago at night before bed. I never tried this kind of mask before. The item consists of 2 step. Step 1 is the serum in sachet, and then step 2 is the mask sheet.
I bought it along with Etude Eye and Lip Remover. There was 75% price cutting for second purchase at Etude official counter in Lenmarc Mall. And I got it just for around IDR 22k (from normal price IDR 88k).

This is the Mask Sachet

Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser and Aloe Calming Toner Review

Hi, everyone

These are products that I just finished in the middle of August '13. The Body Shop Aloe Cleanser and Toner. It last for good 4,5 months for the cleanser and about 5 months for the toner.

See the rate on Paula Choice Website. They have good rate : )

Why I bought these products? I'll tell u my reason. Of course I read any good reviews about them.

- this is formulated for sensitive skin (my skin is somewhat sensitive)
- no fragrance and no alcohol (I was reducing contact with skincare containing alcohol)
- no preservative (no paraben and no phenoxyethanol)
- contain aloe (known for its calming function)
- natural ingredients as the key ingredients
- help to moisturize skin

Keep reading to know if they live up to the claims : )

My (almost) empty bottle back then
I've finished it days ago and returned them to The Body Shop store to earn some points reward

Anna Sui Indonesia Membership

Hello, gorgeous

Who loves Anna Sui? Yes, me raise hand : ) I was impressed by the powder as the first item I bought from Anna Sui and I continued to splurge for more : )
In August, Anna Sui held promo, for purchasing IDR 500k, u’d be getting IDR 50k discount, so u only had to paid for IDR 450k and it applied repeatedly for every IDR 500k.