Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sponsored Review: Citra Light-Touch White

First of all, happy Ied Mubarak for those who celebrate it! So a few weeks ago Citra sent me a couple of products that i'm really interested in. The package came in a big white box that consists of a body lotion (the full size and a travel size), a serum, a facial foam, and a moisturizer. This post is long overdue, but i wanted to see the result or at least a difference in my skin before posting this.



What is Japanesse wakame?
Wakame is Japanesse seaweed, which contain various vitamins and minerals to brighten the skin, it will leave your skin looking lighter and fresh.

(source: google.com)

Click here and here to read further details of Japanese women's secrets for their amazing skin.



What i love the most about this line is that it stays true to what it claims, which is, the formula is easily absorbed by the skin and make you feel fresh. Honestly i hate it so much when a lotion takes a long time to dry to the point i need to start blowing air to my arms and legs.

Also the little things like, i wear a ring and i had to take it off whenever i put on any type of lotions because it can get messy, well not with this one, the texture is light so it doesn't ruin the ring or the skin underneath it can absorb it just fine.

The difference that i feel is that, my skin is so extremely soft after applying the serum and lotion. I do feel my skin has brighten up although it's not that drastic considering i've only been using these products for a few weeks. So far i'm very pleased with this line.

Nutri-Serum

Gel Lotion
The lotion is obviously thicker than the serum, but i can assure you, once you put it on, it will dry within 30 seconds or less. You don't have to worry if you're in a hurry (hey that rhymes). Also a keep in mind that a little goes a long way with these bad boys, so make sure you dont squeeze too much! Also it smells really really nice.


Why Citra Korean Pink Orchid?
A lot of Asian women, including Indonesian, dream of a perfectly bright and flawless skin. This line offers to brighten up your skin and make it a lot soft and smooth. Don't worry you won't look pale like a zombie, your skin will look flushed and naturally bright. Pink orchid is rich with minerals which naturally brighten the skin, such as zinc, magnesium, and copper.

Facial foam - Moisturizer

The texture of facial foam itself is a little bit thick. Your skin will feel a little tight after washing your face but not in a bad way and not overly tight to the point it's hard to speak (trust me, i've had facial foams that does that in the past), but it's still feels clean and fresh. I'm in love with the scent actually, it smells amazing.

As for the moisturizer, i was a little bit hesitant to use it because i have a combination oily skin and my skin gets really oily throughout the day, however, despite the intimidatingly thick consistency, it actually dries matte and doesn't leave an oily residue to my skin. It does not suffocate my skin with it's moisture nor it is sticky. It also gives you that brightening effect instantly after applying it.

If you're a teenager and looking for a really affordable skin care products, i would totally recommend this.

I'd rate the Wakame line a solid 9/10 and the Korean Pink Orchid line an 8.5/10

FTC: This is a sponsored post. The products were sent to me by Citra. I did not receive any compensation as the a trade for this review. This is 100% my honest opinions.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

DIY Easy and Affordable Bracelets

Hi-ya! So I've been into jewelry making for the past 4-5 months, but never actually do it, so i decided to order some jewelry making stuff and make my own! You can make tons of other type of jewels with this method, just use your creativity.

I'm going to show how to make 2 different bracelets today, this is the basic method, very easy and simple. I am planning on doing other types of jewelries in the future since i bought some wires (for wire jewelry making), pendants, and bases (earring bases and ring bases).

WARNING: Tons of pictures are coming your way ;)

What you'll need:

  1. Round-nose Plier
  2. Pendants of your choice
  3. This is not necessary, i recommend using 2 round-nose pliers instead of using this, i don't have another one so i'm using the wire cutting plier
  4. 4 & 7 : Plain chain for jewelry making (I have silver and antique brass, you can use any color you want!)
  5. Jump rings 
  6. Tbh i have no idea what these are called, i'm just gonna call it a connector (this is the old fashioned style, you can use a lobster clasp too!)
** Note: I will list where to buy some of the things i mentioned below under this post along with the link, however i bought a couple of things on october so the listings are expired  and i couldn't find the new ones, sorry!

Here's a closeup pictures:







Bracelet #1

STEP 1

  • Wrap the chain around your wrist to measure the length. After that cut the chain.
STEP 2



  • Grab a jump ring and open it. Take a look of the first and second picture to see how to open it correctly. Do not stretch the jump ring, instead, grab the ends with the pliers and push one up and one down. Because if you stretch it, the jump ring wont close perfectly causing the chain to slip off. After that, take the connector and connect the end of the chain we just cut with it using the jump ring. By now you've done the base of the bracelet!
STEP 3

  • This is the fun part! You can use any pendant you'd like for this part. I decided to use a key, a telephone, and a clock pendant. Simply use a jump ring to connect them to the bracelet! If you want it to be detachable, you can replace the jump rings with lobster clasps and voila, you got yourself a charm bracelet!
Bracelet #2

STEP 1
  • Repeat step number 1 and 2 from the first bracelet
STEP 2

  • Fold the bracelet base in half to determine the middle, and then cut it. 
STEP 3

  • Pick the pendant of your choice. Just make sure it has double ends. Then with the jump ring, connect them together. As easy as that! And there you have it!

You can wear these bracelets or put it in a box and give it as a gift! Not only it's easy and pretty, it's also affordable. I believe none of the things i used cost more than $5 each!

Every single of the things i used can be found at eBay and yes i did buy everything from eBay. Here's the link of some of the things i bought.

* A Pack of 14 Silver Key Pendants: http://bit.ly/1kyUGjp
* Jump Rings (I used the 5mm): http://bit.ly/1e2qc1w
* Chain: http://bit.ly/1mW3Bgs

Just a reminder: I bought some of the pendants and a couple of other stuff on october so the listings already expired and i couldn't find the new ones. Here's the keywords i used:

* Lobster clasp
* Pendants
* Key pendants
* Jewelry findings

FTC: This isn't a sponsored post. The links are not affiliate links.

Thank you for reading, hope it helps you at some point!

Xoxo

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sponsored Review: Lavie Lash

Hiya! I'm back with another review! Last week i received a package from Lavie Lash. I've always been a fan of false lashes, i used to collect them. 


They sent me 3 lovely false lashes. My personal favorite is snowdrop, which is the short and full one. What i noticed about this brand is, not only it's handmade, but it's also high quality yet affordable with just IDR 30.000/pair. Some of the lashes i've collected are a lot more expensive, but sadly it was cheaply made. 

Lavie Lash made with 100% sterilized human hair. I totally recommend this brand if you love false lashes (PS: This is my honest opinion, my opinion can't be bought). 

(Snowdrop)




Overall i'm really pleased with the quality and the price, i feel like everyone can afford it. 

For more info you can check: http://www.lavielash.com

Disclaimer: I was sent this product(s) for free. ALL opinions are 100%  my own. I did not receive money in exchange for this review. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Update!

Happy (extremely late) new year! So sorry for the lack of post, i've been really caught up with everything. I was on vacation with my family and i've been doing college stuff. Also i lost my camera, in my own house... That's how clumsy i am. I've been looking for days but haven't found it yet, so there won't be any shot/post until i find it, but thankfully i pre-shot some photos for reviews, so i'll be posting that sometime soon.

Other than spending some quality time with my families and doing college stuff, all i do lately is sitting in front of my computer and watch youtube... That's it. I have no life. I can spend hours upon hours just watching vlogs from Shane Dawson, WatchUsLiveandStuff (Anthony & Kalel), Zoella, Marcus Butler, Caspar Lee, Jacksgap, Danisnotonfire, Bart (Bart Baker's new vlog channel), livinlikelindsey, and so many more... I just love youtubers and their daily vlogs since i have no life...

Anyway, hope you had a good year so far!

Xoxo


Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Minute Tutorial: New Year's Eve Easy Nail Art

Hi-ya! Sorry again for being M.I.A, i did not abandon this blog though. So who else feels 'naked' when their nails aren't nicely painted? Just me? Alright then, but i still gonna give you the tutorial. This is a super easy nail art design. Plus it makes your nails extra festive and not so dull with just a solid color of nail polish. I'm a nail girl, i feel so weird and uncomfortable when my nails aren't perfectly polished or painted. I had a Christmas dinner and my nails are looking so plain, so i did a quick nail art using some glitter and nail studs literally 3 hours before the dinner. I'm just weird like that..

Anyway, here's what you'll need:


Here's the list of the exact product i used:
  • O.P.I - Original Nail Envy
  • Revlon - Black Lingerie
  • O.P.I - Alpine Snow
  • O.P.I - Glitzerland
  • O.P.I - Save Me
  • Revlon Double Twist Top Coat (Not in the picture)
  • Dotting Tools (You'll need a bigger and a smaller end)
  • The brush in the picture is a thin nail art brush, i couldn't find the one i used, i was using a liner brush (i got the dotting tool and nail art brushes from born pretty store)




  • Step 1 

For the thumb, paint your thumbnails with white polish then using the bigger end of a dotting tool and the gold polish create 4-5 dots vertically. 
  • Step 2

For your pointer and pinky finger, apply the white polish. Using the liner brush or nail art striper make 3-4 lines vertically. Start on the middle for easier application. 
  • Step 3


For your middle finger. (again) Apply a white polish. Then dot some black polish using the dotting tool. Gradually, make the dots smaller and smaller. Finish it with a fine glitter polish. 
  • Step 4

Ring finger. Apply black polish. Then paint the tip using the glitter polish. With the liner brush slowly bring down the glitter, not too much though! Just make sure you can still see the black. PS: Ignore my bad henna between my knuckles. 

Finish it all with a clear top coat and you're pretty much done! Do add a little twist if you want to (you can change the vertical lines to diagonal, or for the thumb, dot it all over with the gold polish) Use your own creativity! 

Hope you enjoy this post and have a great new year's eve!

Xoxo
 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Nail Of The Day: Geometric Nails

 Sorry for the lack of post! I've been busy with college stuff. Here's my nail of the day! I followed a tutorial by Janelle (Her youtube channel is Elleandish, check her out, she's awesome!).

Here's the tutorial if you want to do it too! 


Xoxo