Jumat, 19 Desember 2014

Aquolina Pink Sugar Review :)

Being a girl, having only one perfume I think it is not enough, right? I'm not that kind of girl that has a signature smell, because I like trying new perfume and collecting them. I know, I know it's bad because people wouldn't notice your smell everytime you're around them, but I don't mind. I've been loving musky scent or light men scent (I don't know how to describe men's perfume scent). But this time, I don't buy anything musky, I bought Aquiline Pink Sugar. YASS!!! You can tell by its name, it has sugar in it which is like sweet scent. I went to perfume counter with my sister, because she's looking for her 1D's perfume. Then, I saw this, I picked it up and show my sister that people on YouTube raved about it so much, and every single video I've watched, they always-always have it on their collection. So, I sprayed it on a piece of paper, I didn't like it at all, but my sister loved it. She pushed me to buy it, and told me to share with her. You know, I couldn't do anything if it's my sister who begged me to. I forgot how much it costed, but it's not like really expensive. 

The packaging itself is really cute, it's light pink and you could see the liquid there, and it's really heavy. This perfume is an eau de toilette which does not last long on the skin. But, this lasts longer than I thought it would be, I had it in the morning and I still could smell it in the evening. It smells like candy, very sweet and romantic, it's like creamy vanilla candy, the vanilla gives you warm smell, which I like so much about it. I had it once to my university and some of my guy friends told me that they liked it on me, so I guess it's a really good compliment and a proof from guys. The website said it included notes: Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder. I don't really use this that much because like I said I love musky or men's scent more, but when I'm on the mood of being sweet and romantic, I always pick it up from my drawer. If you are a total sweet-loving-romantic scent kind of girl, you will love this one.

Senin, 08 Desember 2014

Common Grounds Jakarta

Coffee is probably one of my weaknesses, my life is always missing something if I don't drink a cup of coffee. Yes, I exaggerate it but it's true and sometimes I consider myself as a coffee-maniac not only just a lover. When I have time to relax, I always go to Starbucks Coffee near me. It helps decreasing my stress level, but this time I didn't go to starbucks or coffee bean. I went to Common Grounds in Citywalk, Sudirman. Okay, I've heard some people I follow on instagram raved so much about this place so I checked it out at first and after seeing all the pictures I decided to go with my sister (she said she will accompany me to national library as long as she got treated by me). I didn't take the pics of its place. Well, the place is pretty cozy for chatting or reading alone. I really like how they put everything so simple yet comfortable. My sister and I ordered the same menu which is butter waffles with banana and caramel as topping. I also ordered cappuccino and my sister ordered espresso. When the food arrived, I was pretty amazed how the waffles was served so beautifully and looked delicious. And yes people, it's delicious, the caramel was not too sweet which I like the most,,, and bananas with strawberries!!! Man, you should try that!  Oh uh the cappuccino is the best y'all. i freaking lurvvvv it (haha this is pretty much showing how much I love it). Well, I didn't taste my sis' drink but she liked it. What I like the most, one of the baristas came to us and asked us about the coffees they served, I mean they really care about the consumers.

Okay, enough complimenting this coffee roaster, all I want to say is that I want to come back and order more of their coffee choices and also their brunches. 

Minggu, 30 November 2014

Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Lace

I don't collect blushes because I don't wear blush often. I had a coastal scent blush palette which I think it's enough for me. But then I bought this Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace, because I was curious about the hyped. Sleek is a drugstore makeup from UK, and I'm a huge fan of UK haha, I heard good things about this brand as you can see I've reviewed several products of theirs and definitely try more in the future. Lace blush is quite popular and everytime I visit their website, it's always out of stock, so I bought it on Luxola. It has 3 different blushes in a palette form. The packaging is the same like the eyeshadow palettes, very sturdy and sleek just like the name of the brand. It's a travel friendly too. What I don't like, this packaging can get dirty easily.  

The shades are Crochet, Guipure and Chantilly. Crochet is a matte orange, I love this shade because I never own blusher in orange so I'm excited to try this. Guipure is shimmery peach with golden shimmer, this colour is similar to the Sleek Makeup Rose Gold blush and people said this is a great dupe for Nars Orgasm, I don't own Nars Orgasm so I couldn't tell you if it's really a dupe or not. Chantilly is a matte coral pink, I love this shade because it gives you youthful flush once you put it on your cheek but remember you have to lighty put your brush onto these blushes because they're highly highly pigmented. 

Have you tried this Sleek Makeup Blush by 3? If you haven't, go on and try it!

Jumat, 31 Oktober 2014

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hours Eye Shadow

Revlon is having sale and my mom took advantages of it, she bought some products and she bought me 4 palettes. I didn't pick the shades but I think my mom did pretty good job on picking the right shades I want. I love neutral eyeshadows, I'm obsessed, if I have to look into my makeup vanity, I only see neutral warm colours, but still, I always think they are not enough. 
Onto the packaging, the packaging is black sturdy and see through on top of packaging so you can see the shades which I prefer on eyeshadow palettes. But it's nothing special though. 
The texture is smooth but not really creamy - a little bit powdery, but the color pigmentation is great. You can create different looks for only one palette and they're pretty neutral and warm. From all the 4 palettes I have, my favourite would be addictive and seductive.


Minggu, 12 Oktober 2014

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Review

So, I probably never tell you about my obsession on lipsticks and lip balms, because my lips is so dry and chapped so I have to put on my lip balm to moisturise it. Then, Revlon has this range that caught my attention. This is amazing you guys, really really AH-MAZING and has solved my dry lip problem *praise*. Revlon described this as "pamper your lip with a gel formula that provides super-charged hydration and glides on buttery smooth." I know you probably think, yo girl how could you not know about it? Where have you been? YES, that's what I thought too. So, as the packaging goes very nice and colourful, its made of plastic and on top of the packaging you can see the colour of your lipstick which I find very helpful so you don't have to open the packaging and see the colour.  This range has 21 different colours and I got 6 of them. The product itself is very smooth and glide very nicely on lips like butter. I find some of the colour are more pigmented than others (I would say the bright ones are more pigmented), these give glossy coverage to my lips and also these hydrate my lips and I can feel my lips plumped and comfortable. These lipsticks have vanilla scent when I sniff it from the tube but when I apply these to my lips I don't smell the scent but anyway I never have issue with lipstick that has scent to it.
The lipsticks that I own are:
- Candy Apple : orange toned dark red (fave)
- Macaroons : slightly peach medium pink
- Peach Parfait : pale peachy pink 
- Raspberry Pie : dark purple with deep cool toned pink
- Cherry Tart : blue toned red 
- Tutti Frutti : bright orange
So now, I have to tell you, this is my favourite everyday lipsticks, because it's very hydrating and give nice healthy tint to my lips. This would be my holy grail product and the good thing is these lipsticks are not expensive at all, very budget-friendly which I prefer. Have you tried this? Definitely recommend you, and if you already tried, which colour should I get? Any recommendation?

L - R: Tutti Frutti, Peach Parfait, Raspberry Pie, Candy Apple, Macaroon, Cherry Tart

L - R: Tutti Frutti, Peach Parfait, Raspberry Pie, Candy Apple, Macaroon, Cherry Tart

Rabu, 08 Oktober 2014

Michael Todd Skincare Haul 2014

I've been doing research  to find great skincare products to cure my acne.  My skin has been acting really strange lately, I got acne all over my face. I never had a problem with acne before so that's why I think this is the right time to try on new skincare products. I heard about this products from YouTubers I subscribed , they had used some and loved it. I clicked the website and put some to try, but it took me 2 months then finally bought it for myself. I was really scared at once but then you know if people liked it so it might work for me too right? I ordered the  Acne  or Oily Sensitive  Skin Regimen, Citrus Cream  Moisturizer, Ultra Light  Skin Brightener , Organic Cream Eye Treatment, SONICLEAR antimicrobial, and also a replacement brush to  replace my  soniclear brush. I also got a sample pack of the new products. I will give you my thoughts about these products I bought and give you the result after a month using these. Stay tuned :)
Acne or Sensitive Skin Regimen from L to R: antioxidant carrot serum, Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub, Kaolin Clay Facial Mask, Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser, Blue Green Algae Antibacterial Toner.
Left to Right: Ultra Light Skin Brightener, Citrus Cream Moisturizer, and Intensive Organic Cream Eye Regimen.
The Brush Tool Looks Like: a Soniclear, 1 antimicrobial Face Brush and 1 for Body, a charging cradle and cord.
Here's the screenshot of my order

My skin now before using Michael Todd Organic Skincare
You can go to the website, click here.

Sabtu, 27 September 2014

Sleek Makeup in Bad Girl

I've been obsessed with Sleek Makeup, so far pretty impressed with their products. So today I will give you my thoughts about this Sleek I-Divine Bad Girl Palette. Well, these colours are out of my alley, I never wear blue eyeshadows on my eyes but I saw Shaanxo used this palette and she created a beautiful eyes so I decided to buy and play with this. 
The packaging is very sturdy and sleek, but it can be dirty easily which sometimes bother me a bit but it's okay. This palette contains deep colours. When you open the palette you will get a  brush and huge mirror which very convenient for travel. I love the idea that they put name on each shadow, and the names are really cute.

The shadows are very smooth and pigmented, you just need a light hand to achieve the look you want. Most of the shadows are glittery and I think you only get 2 matte shadows. This palette is very nice to create a deep smokey look but you can also create a natural daytime look. These shadows are not long lasting so you have to put your primer on first before putting this shadow. I bought this palette on Luxola for Rp198.000,00-ish I forgot the exact price but this is very pigmented and worth to try.
Left to Right: Innocence, Gullible, Blade, Gun Metal, Underground, Noir,
Intoxicated, Envy, Obnoxious, Abyss, Twilight, Rebel.
I created this look on my sister with this palette :)

Jumat, 12 September 2014

Coastal Scent Creative Me #2

I had this palette for a while and thought maybe should review this for you. This is the first palette I bought with my own money, and since then I decided to build a mini makeup collection for my own. Coastal Scents is a good brand to start building up your collection and for beginners. I bought their blusher palette, their 22 brushes also the camo quad in medium (concealer). Then I bought this palette, the packaging is nice and sturdy. It has "creative me #2" on the packaging. This palette has 12 shadows which is great for creating multiple looks. The pigmentations are great and the texture is smooth and soft. I love how it has different colours not only neutral but also fun colours such as pink, orange, and yellow. What I don't like is that it doesn't have a matte black shade, so I have to open other palette to reach out the black shade. The colours are not chocky and they're glittery, i think most of them are glitter shadows. These shades don't have name, which I don't like. Because I like to have my shades with the name on it. But, so far this is a great palette.

Senin, 08 September 2014

Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadows Review

It took me for ages to finally try this Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eyeshadows, because it is finally here in my local store. I've swatched all the colors they offered and fell in love with them. In Indonesia they only offer 5 to 6 different shades I think, haha I forgot. I chose some neutral ones. Enough rambling now into the products. The three shades I bought are 'Tough as Taupe' (35) which is a deep matte taupe, 'Bad to the Bronze' (25) a warm golden bronze and 'Bold Gold' (45) a shimmery medium dark gold. They claimed to be creaseless, and lost lasting for 24 hours. The texture itself is very creamy and smooth and has a great color payoff. These eyeshadows also dry very quickly so you have to work on one eyes at a time. These eyeshadows are hard to clean up. I've wiped them off my hands and they left stains on my hand, which is great because you need a long wearing eyeshadows to put on especially to us who are woeking from day to night. Some people compare these to benefit creaseless eyeshadows also with MAC paintpots, I didnt own any of those products mentioned. I mean why should I buy something expensive if I can get the similar product with a budget friendly? 
And oh, the packaging, it's in heavy glass with a screw-on black lid, well I don't really care about the packaging though, I dont mind carrying these in my makeup bag. From all the shades I bought, Bad to the Bronze is my favorite shade eveeeeeer.

Left to Right: Bold Gold, Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe

Kamis, 28 Agustus 2014

Sugarpot Review

Holiday is already here, and I love to go to beaches, wearing really short pants or bikinis. I was thinking about waxing my body because I want it to look soft and smooth, but I didn't want to go to salon because we all know, it's expensive. I bought a sugarpot waxing gel from sugarpot, I saw the hyped and people talked about it so I decided to try, but you know, I bought 4 variant of them (girl's problem, right?). I bought Matcha sugar gel (green jar), Chocolate sugar gel (chocolate jar), Milky Strawberry (red jar), and finally Original Honey (yellow jar). It shipped really fast (only took 4 days). The packaging is a white plastic jar, nothing special. I didn't buy the kit per jar, I only bought 2 kits (Matcha and Original Honey) and the other jars I bought are not kits, because I didn't need gazilion strips and spatulas, because I'm the only one who's gonna using it anyway. A kit contains a 250gr sugar gel in a jar (any flavour you chose), 2 spatula and 12 strips (very generous of them).

I've tried the Original Honey one and I smelled really good (but I had to give it to my cousin because she wanted to try but too scared to buy one), and now I use the chocolate one. And peeps, if you are a chocolate lover like me, you will love this too. I smells amaze-balls and tastes gooood (sorry I wasn't meant to lick it but I did it anyway!). I tried it on my legs and BAM, my legs are soft and smooth and buh-bye hairy  legs. (Pssttt, they say on the website you can use it on your bikini line too, which is awesome eeeeepp!)

Each flavour claims so many benefits for your skin, you might want to see on their website here.

Okay, should I recommend this to you??? DEFINITELY YES, seriously you will not going back to salon again if you give yourself a try. Will I repurchase this? Yep!!
Hope this will help you changing your mind and buying this. 

xoxo, veraamonica

Sleek OH So Special Palette Review

Okay, I read so many reviews about this brand, and I really wanted to try one of its products for so long and I finally get my hand on it. The brand is called SLEEK MAKEUP. Yep, the name say it all.

Sleek Makeup is a brand from UK, it is very affordable and also has very nice products. Let's start with the packaging first, oh I love the packaging it has a sleek black hard case with an open lid. The palette itself although made of plastic is very sturdy and it comes with a full sized mirror, and it also includes double-ended sponge applicator which I don't know if I'm gonna use it or not but it's very handy to go travel with.

swatches on my hand:

Here is the look I made with this palette, but sorry the picture is a bit washed out

I got mine from Luxola (www.luxola.com) for IDR 191.400,- but you can order it online on www.sleekmakeup.com.

xo veraamonica