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30 December 2009

10 Beauty Facts

I got 10 Beauty Facts tag by Kasia

1. I just started using makeup when i'm in college. Yeah i know, it's so late :D
2. One of the first cosmetic brand that i used is Maybelline. I used their foundation, lipstick, mascara etc.
3. I can't go out without concealer and sunscreen. i feel naked without them.
4. When I was a teenager, my mother told us (me and my sisters) to use Hazeline. and i think that is why my skin had became so oily and acne prone. How i wish i could turn back the time.
5. I wear natural colors most of the time. i think it's time for me to try other colors.
6. I've never tried any liquid foundation. I started with compact powder and now get hooked on BB Cream.
7. Lip balm is a must for me cause my lips are always get chapped.
8. As I love green tea so much, i can't resist any product that has tea in it. LOL, i know it's weird.
9. I have a thing with eyeliners, i just can't get enough of them.
10. Probably most of you know that I swear by Aspirin mask. i'm keeping a twice a week routine for it.

That's really hard to list 10 'beauty' facts. I spent almost 1 hour for just thinking about it! Anyway, thank to Kasia for tagging me :)

Well, another food porn by me. Few days ago i went to my favorite Japanese restaurant, it really is my favorite! enjoy :D

Seafood Bar

Salmon Teriyaki Roll, i forgot to take pic of the whole roll. And this was the last piece :D

Soft Shell Crab, love!

25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is almost over here. And there's nothing special that i did for this Christmas, just went to a mall with friends for taking pictures. Yeah, i know it's very lame. But if you live in Jakarta you will understand :D.

I want to share one of my favorite Christmas song of all time with all of you :)

Merry Christmas everyone!

23 December 2009

Quick Post: Update on Aspirin Mask

This is a quick post for an update on my Aspirin Mask. As Kasia, Dee and Manju suggested, i tried to mix the Aspirin with plain yogurt. you can read more alternative which Dee have posted here. At my first attempt of doing it, i added to much yogurt. i almost wanted to eat it for not wasting it. LOL, of course i didn't :D. i said i didn't like the smell of the Aspirin at all, but by adding yogurt, it totally changes my mind. i like yogurt so much and i like the smell so much too. Here's how it looks like after mixing the Aspirin with yogurt, it's my second attempt. i used 3 tablets of Aspirin and it's more than enough for the whole face.

it didn't flake off at all, and stay perfectly still on my face. it dried up pretty quick too, for just a few minutes i think. and after rinsing, my face feels so much softer. i can say i'm addicted to it now. Thanks to Kasia, Dee and Manju for the tips! :)

Tomorrow is already Christmas Eve. I can't believe how time flies so quickly... anyways, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone! :)

17 December 2009

Swap & Secret Santa's Packages

Swap with Nicola

Nic and me decided to do a swap months ago. when i said i wanted to let go my Peach Sake Pore Serum on one of my post, Nic told me she's interested with it and asked me to tell her if i decided to sell it or swap it. so, as you all know i decided the latter one :). I've got her package since last month but she just got mine today. i was waiting her to receive the package before posting this. So, here you go!

These are what i asked for:
Ecotools Brush Set, Urban Decay Trifecta, Smashbox Lip Gloss, Anna Sui Liquid Eyeliner and Smashbox Lipstick.

and the extras she gave me!
isn't the pouch cute? and the scented pen too! :D

i really love everything i got from her. the UD eyeliner, Smasbox Lipstick, Wet n Wild Blush etc. i use them most of the time when i go out now. Thank you so much Nic! it's a pleasure to do my first swap with one of my favorite blogger, ever! :)

i told Karen i was interested with some of BeautyMaker stuffs when she said she could easily get them. and remember that my sister went to HK? i asked Karen what stuffs are the must-buy in HK as she just went there not long ago too. She helped me a lot with the list and she also asked if she could tag along with a few stuffs she forgot to get in HK. of course i said Yes! so i suggested to do a swap instead.

what i asked for:
BeautyMaker Deep Cleansing Gel, BeautyMaker BB Mineral Concealing Cream, BeautyMaker Love Pu Pu Cheek, Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes.

and the extras!

i just love every single one of the stuffs from her. and she's really sweet to add some notes for all the stuffs she included. Thanks Karen :)

Swap with Onic

Onic was supposed to join our blogger meetup (me and Verina). as we already decided to swap on the meetup, she sent it through mail instead. Thanks Onic!
love her sweet note! she's really creative. and how do you know i want to try new BB Cream, Onic? :)

Secret Santa

i joined a Secret Santa that was hosted by Kay of Bihadadiaries. and my Secret Santa is Eve! She sent me some goodies from UK that i will never find in Indonesia.
i officially got my first Barry M now! haha... Thank you so much for being my Secret Santa, Eve! :)

wow, i just realized i got so many loves from all over the world! USA, UK, Singapore and Indonesia. seriously, you all bloggers are spoiling me with all the goodies. my makeup collection is suddenly growing so much. i'm wondering when will i get to use them up :D

13 December 2009

Aspirin Mask

I've been breaking out real bad since last month. I've finished my favorite The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil and it's out of stock everywhere at here. i was so desperate. I've tried so many ways from not using any product to trying a lot of acne products, nothing works. and finally last week i remembered that I've read from a local beauty forum that Aspirin works wonder on acne. i quickly browsed the forum again and decided to try it. from the forum i also saw that Michelle Phan has a more detailed review and tutorial for Aspirin mask (check it here).

i only used 2 tablets of Aspirin as i want to concentrate more on my acne area. and i didn't add honey cause i heard that adding honey is more for dry skin and the Aspirin is kinda drying. i think my skin is oily enough for it.

add a few drops of water

and wait till it dissolves

the texture of this Aspirin mask reminds me of Skin Food Rice Mask but rougher. i apply it on my clean face and leave it for 10-20 minutes. it dries quickly and can be a bit messy cause it will drop (or fall?) when it dries.

I've used it for three times now (two or three times a week), and i can say it really works wonder! my acne is a lot lesser after using this in just few days. I'll keep using it to see a better result. i bought the Aspirin tablets from a local drugstore, and it's really cheap! how great it is!

i forgot to mention that the only thing that i don't like from this Aspirin mask is the smell. it has a strong drug (i think?) scent, but i still can endure it during the masking. (Thanks to *~kAy~* for reminding me :) )

note that even though it works for me, it doesn't mean that it works for everyone. try it at your own risk. and if your skin is sensitive, you probably should consult to your dermatologist before trying this.

Thanks for reading! Hope everyone had a great weekend and have a great week ahead :)

10 December 2009

Dim Sum Buffet

I've been craving for Dim Sum in weeks, finally today me and my bf went to a Chinese restaurant to have All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum. I feel content cause my craving fulfilled now :)
We had 15 portions of Dim Sum in two hours. we wanted to have 20 but were already too full. our record is 16 though, still need to break the record another time. haha...
I tried to take all the pictures before eating them. so here you goes! *don't drool* :D

*Warning: Heavy Pictures*

Have a great day everyone! :)

08 December 2009

Holiday Wish List

Urban Decay Book of Shadow Vol.II
MUFE HD Microperfecting Primer
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
Urban Decay 24/7 Super Stash
MUFE Aqua Eyes Collector Set
NARS Blush Duo Orgasm/Laguna
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
MAC Fix+

I was trying Polyvore few days ago and came up with this Holiday wish list. It was really fun. But I don't think I'll be able to get them all, in fact probably just 1 or 2 from the list :D *finger crossed*

What's on your Holiday/Christmas wish list?

03 December 2009

Review: Etude House Lip & Eye Remover

Description (from
Specially pH balanced formula
Excellent at removing long lasting makeup
Oil & alcohol free

Concept: Lip & Eye Makeup Removal in One Quick & Easy Step

My thought:
i've been using this to remove my eyes and lips makeup all the while. of course we have to shake it first before using it. and i think it's pretty good on removing waterproof mascara but not so much on waterproof eyeliner. i have to rub a few times till all the makeups removed. as it claims, it's not oily and doesn't sting at all unlike my previous eye makeup remover. and what i like about this product is the light scent it has. overall, this is a quite good product.

Rating: 3.5/5
Repurchase: Yes, till i've found a better remover

Meet Up with Verina

two days ago i had a meet up with Verina, she's really cute in person! :D Verina is going to study at Singapore this month so before she's leaving, we decided to do a meet up. actually Onic was going to join us too but her mother wasn't feeling well and she had to take care of her. i'm sure we're going to meet another time, Onic :)

on that day, we had lunch at American Grill and yeah, like what Verina had said, we didn't take picture of the foods till she realized it but at that time we'd almost finished it LOL.

we talked a lot and shopped around, well, i was being good that day for not buying anything. because it was end of the month and i have to wait until next month, which is this month to buy anything. i have listed a few stuffs to buy for this holiday month and i can't wait for it! :D

we had onion ring and mashed potato at Popeyes for dinner (i think?). Verina said the mashed potato looked like a poop, LOL. but it tasted really good. we were talking and talking till we realized it was really late and decided to go home. we hanged out for 8 hour! i didn't expect it would be that long but it was really fun. thanks for the day, Verina! :)

some goodies from her:
a very cute pouch and a charm with my initial (how thoughtful she is!), a pair of earrings and Etude Dear Darling Tint

Thanks for reading! :)