No one is an island. But everything would be much much easier if you can be an island. You don’t have to depend on anyone and be self sufficient. It would be a lonely one but hassle free. But then again it’s lonely.
Today is one of those days where I feel I wanna be an island. It’s one of those days that makes me so depressed because I feel helpless and I just want to jump off a cliff so I don’t have to deal with it. Fortunately, I’m no quitter. I just need a time to ponder and feel helpless before I get back on my feet. I don’t think it would be anytime soon.
But until that time, let today be a reminder of the days of the past and why I want something else for the future. Because if ever being an island (and lonely, bitter and the whole nine yards) seems to be the better choice, then it’s not worth fighting for. Because, I don’t wanna settle for anything less than extraordinary anymore.
If people ask my suggestion what’s the best skincare investment or where to start with skincare routine the answer will always be: double cleansing!
If you don’t cleanse your skin properly all your expensive and potent skincare will go to waste. They will not get through your skin . They will not work effectively. Might as well pay $1 cream because it will not do what it supposed to do.
Washing your face without cleansing it first is like taking a shower fully clothed.
Continue reading “My Thought on Double Cleansing”
Semenjak keranjingan baca Caroline Hiron saya jadi sering mencatat produk-produk yang dipakainya. Tapi sayangnya kebanyakan produk atau malah hampir semua yang dipakainya tidak ada di Indonesia. Nasib!
Jadi biasanya kalau memang secara ulasan saya ngiler, langsung, deh masuk ke daftar wishlist saya. Kalau kebetulan ada yang menawarkan mau titip apa langsug deh pilih-pilih dari daftar tersebut.
Dua produk terakhir yang saya beli karena ulasannya atau sekedar karena sering lihat di akun Instagram-nya adalah Hylamide SubQ Eyes dan Merumaya Cleansing Balm.
Continue reading “Recent Purchase: Caroline Hiron Approved Skincare”
If there’s one brand that I’m a die hard fan for is Other Stories. They’re the hip sister of H&M and not widely available yet. Only in some big cities of Europe with limited number of stores. Which makes matter worst. Their style just echoes with my personal style. The fun side one. The more serious and *ahem* demure one loves COS.
Anyway, when a friend went for business trip to London I couldn’t help but to asked her to get me these two Other Stories lipsticks. I’ve swatches them myself, heard nothing but good things and the colours are just to die for. So I grabbed myself Petticoat Pink and Cordovan Wine.
Texture-wise they’re so creamy and easy to apply. Very pigmented. Opaque finish in one application. It stays on for more than 6 hours and fade beautifully to a nice stain and thin out evenly. Most importantly it feels light and not drying. Even I still have a beef with the Kiko Unlimited Stylo. But this one … I am in love that it makes me forget all of my Tom Fords. Yes, it’s that good! It’s everything you ever wanted from a lipstick and the colour selection are equally to die for.
Continue reading “The stories of my new lipsticks goes like this …”
It’s very addictive!
Exfoliating toner. Here are some of the basic stuff to go by.
1. Exfoliating toner is not equal to astringent though both give tingling feeling and it’s in no way harsh!
2. Toners that contain acid: AHA/BHA/PHA. AHA: Glycolic Acid or Lactic Acid. BHA: Salicylic Acid. PHA: Gluconolactone.
3. Use after cleansing followed by hydrating toner (those that contain hydrating ingredients and NOT astringent or acid). Trust me, you would want to double tone! Whoever told you that oily skin doesn’t need a toner doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Even oily skin will benefit from double toning. Continue reading “The thing about exfoliating toner …”
I had the chance to play around with Studio Makeup products before they opened their counter in Metro PIM early this month, so by now I’ve already had several trial and error with their products.
For those that aren’t familiar yet with the brand it’s basically an affordable decorative makeup product brand that is roughly between the 100-200K price point. For the first year of their launch they were exclusively sold in Galeries Lafayette – the Paris one of course – and several years down the road they’re now available worldwide.
Wow they even carry the foundation in my shade! I’m impressed! But other than that their colour and product selections are vast and on point with the current bold colour trend, they’re of good texture, quality and colour payoff. Continue reading “Welcome to the City Studio Makeup!”
I came across a Chanel Les Beiges powder in one of the online shops in Instagram and immediately grabbed it because I’ve always wanted to try it but I’m afraid that the tone will be too light for me. So trying a sample is a great idea. Albeit the available tone is only #10 I don’t want to miss this opportunity.
With naked eyes I can see that the powder is pink in tone. Overjoyed by the tone alone I’m still worried about the shade. Apparently because it’s transparent it’s just sort of act as a brightening powder that makes your face lit up and looks fresh. Different effect from when you pick up a yellow tone powder which sort of gives a brightening effect if your face looks dull. This one is a great tone to have a healthy fresh glow. I think I’m over analyzing a powder tone too much *doh*. Continue reading “Chanel Les Beiges Powder is the Pink-Tone Powder I’ve Been Looking for!”
For a product to deserve a Holy Grail or HG status it needs to be really satisfying. Especially a skincare. But this product from Hada Labo took less then a week to move up the ladder to its HG status!
At first I don’t feel anything different when this product. No tingly sensation from the acid – this acid toner use PHA – and I don’t feel that extra exfoliating feel.
I keep on using the same skincare arsenal that I’ve been using for the past several months and the only difference that I did is I switched my acid toner with this Hadalabo Mild Peeling Lotion. And then … Bham! After a week I feel like my skin condition is improving. Continue reading “My New Favourite Acid Toner: Hada Labo Mild Peeling Lotion”