Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Omorose

[Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received the product for a review purpose, but the opinions are my own based on my experience.]

YEAYYY! I've just submitted my thesis revision and I feel absolutely relieved by now. It's gonna be the best birthday week. Can't wait for my graduation day too in December! Woohooo~ So today I'll be sharing natural, paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, and cruelty-free cosmetics, called Omorose Cosmetics. The brand was established in 2013 and now they have launched a full range of makeup products such as BB stick foundation, finishing powder, eyeshadow, cheek tint, vegan lipbalm, and even false eyelashes! Without further ado, here's my review of their Rosey Glow cheek tint and Lip Dressing vegan lipbalm.

Omorose Cosmetics Review
Omorose means 'beautiful' in Ancient Egyptian.

The package arrived at my place in 8 working days, it was shipped by DHL from Malaysia as where its warehouse is located. They sent the products in a big box plus they bubble wrapped them too for a more secured arrival.

Omorose Cosmetics Review rosey glow

Description: This hydrating gel blush tints the cheeks with a lasting, natural glow. Promising easy application, this convenient cheek tint makes for an excellent touch-up tool for a healthy glow throughout the day.

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The packaging has French description too.

So this cheek tint comes in five shades, from soft pink, pink, magenta, orange red to red shade. And I picked the orange shade, it's named Radiant, I picked this shade because I do lately adore orangey color :P

Omorose Cosmetics ingredients
Directions and ingredients.
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You can keep this cheek tint for one year! All natural preservatives!
Omorose Cosmetics Review
What a pretty orange red shade!

This cheek tint has a round packaging like a ball but obviously it's not 360° round because it's designed so it can stand properly. I even honestly thought it was a lipbalm when I first saw it their website :P

The color is orange red shade, but when it's applied to the skin it turns out to be peach pink. The texture is solid yet it can melt, my tip is just be careful with the heat. When I opened it for the first time, the tint melted to the inside of the cap. However, the packaging is really sturdy so nothing was spilled.

I really love the scent of this cheek tint! It has a bit fruity and yet a feminine scent, oh how else could I describe it? It's just so fresh! Not to mention the lasting power, you'd definitely need a makeup remover for removing this because it won't do with just water and soap.

I've been using this cheek tint on daily basis as it looks soft once it's blended correctly. It's all natural ingredients and been reacting great to my skin too. I lurveee it!

Keep on reading to check out the swatches and final result just before the end of the post ;)

Price: MYR 62

Omorose Cosmetics Review lip dressing

Description: This nourishing vegan lip balm comes in two varieties and gives your lips a luminous sheen. The clear balm creates a dewy glass effect while the pigmented balm adds a hint of colour to your lips. The balms are rich in coconut oil, avocado oil, argan oil and Vitamin E, which nourish and protect dry lips.

Omorose Cosmetics Review lip dressing
Description and directions in French.
Omorose Cosmetics Review ingredients
Ingredients.
Omorose Cosmetics Review
Just like the cheek tint, you can keep this for one year too!

The lip dressing comes in five shades as well, and again I picked the orange shade. Ohoho, fall and winter season is coming, but I can't keep my eyes from orange color :] I guess that's the perk of living in a tropical country. We can actually wear any color we want despite the weather, yes? :D

Omorose Cosmetics Review lip dressing tropical paradise
The orange shade really represents a tropical paradise.

The packaging is unlike any other lipbalm stick. It doesn't have circular cylinder shape but an elliptical cylinder. There's a benefit of having a lipbalm with such shape, you know when you put your lipbalm on a table and it suddenly rolls and falls to the floor? That kind of thing won't ever happen with this! LOLLL~

I like how they name this shade 'tropical paradise', it really suits the color and the scent of it. The color is obviously orange and it's really pigmented for a lipbalm. The scent is just like a coconut, definitely tropical, it makes me want to do the duck face (guilty pleasure!?) because it's just sooo good.

Since it's very creamy, buttery, pigmented and has glossy finish, the color will transfer to your cup or mug as you drink. Lasting power is amazing for a lipbalm, when I tested this on my skin (picture below), it wouldn't disappear whenever how much I rubbed and washed it with water, even soap. However, it's another story when it's applied on the lips since it tends to settle and accentuate my fine lines. Anyway, this might not happen to you, it's just me that originally have dry lips and I don't know why the lipbalm isn't able to moisturize my lips T-T

Price: MYR 29

Omorose swatch
Swatches of both product on my skin.
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Final result using Rosey Glow and Lip Dressing.
Omorose Cosmetics offers free international shipping for order over MYR 150. Another interesting note, Omorose has reached the Emmy Awards 2014 in Hollywood as they sponsor the gift bags for the Red Carpet Style Lounge. Whoa.. How awesome is that?!

So my dear bumblebees, have you tried their line before? If you haven't, which one do you want to try the most?
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Angel Eyes

[Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received the product for a review purpose, but the opinions are my own based on my experience.]

Hello, my bumblebees! I'm back with a circle lens review from Geocolouredlenses.com. Is it only me, but I find that circle lenses are more like cosmetics since it completes my eye makeup. I'm so honored to get sponsored by Geocolouredlenses once again, this time I picked the Geo Angel collection because it has a very interesting name and design.

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Geo Angel in grey.

As usual, the packaging came in a nicely bubble wrapped air mail, it's very safe and I got free lens case too. You can check the detail of the packaging in my first review post, I talked about their website overview and the safety of Geo Medical lenses as well.

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Scratch it to find the unique serial codes.

I really trust Geocolouredlenses.com, so I didn't even bother anymore to check the authentication stickers. I just proceeded to try the lenses because I'm sure their Geo lenses are genuine :)

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Specification of Geo Angel:
Power Range: 0.00 ∼ -10.00
Diameter: 14.2mm
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Water Content: 40±2%
Lifespan: 1 year disposal

Design: 4.5 out of 5
The design looks like a flower for me. I wonder why they name it Angel then :D Anyway, I like how vibrant the gray color is, it's pigmented on my eyes and the design aren't too pixelated. Therefore, it gives me a pretty natural look.

Enlargement: 4.5 out of 5
I think the enlargement effect does a great job, but sometimes I feel like it's a bit too bold and doesn't seem that natural. Perhaps because the limbal ring color is deep black? I like the thickness of it, though.

Comfort: 4 out of 5
I can wear these lenses up to 9 hours, so it's definitely a yay from me although it will get dry in about 4-5 hours. 

Overall: I wear this lens on daily basis as well because it looks natural on me and it's comfortable as well. As long as I bring my eyedrops, it doesn't matter if I have indoor or outdoor activities.

Price: USD 20.90 per pair

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Lens care tips: Treat your circle lenses gently, wash your hands before application, rinse & disinfect each time you remove them, and dispose them when they start to cause dryness. Even if this lens has yearly lifespan, I won't use it for one year, I'll probably dispose after six months usage. I write the first time usage date of each lens on the back of the lens case (with a sticker and marker of course). I always insert and remove my lens from the left eye too, it has become a habit for me so I won't mix up the left and right lenses. This is the great way to avoid eye infection.

Last but not least, Geocolouredlenses.com offers FREE international shipping and a FREE lens case for each pair of circle contact lenses purchased. They'd even upgrade the shipping to express if you buy 5 pairs!

Don't forget to follow them on:
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Red Velvet - Be Natural.

Please somebody remove the Taeyong part! It's so unnecessary and the rap is sort of annoying for me. Oh, so this is Red Velvet, the newest girl group from SMent. I feel bad for them since there are so many hates toward them, and yeah, can't help but you guys debuted in a wrooong time. Then this cover version from former girl group S.E.S came out in such a wrong time as well. Thus bringing such speculation that SMent uses Red Velvet. Anyway, who's your bias in Red Velvet?
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Baby Feet

[Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received the product for a review purpose, but the opinions are my own based on my experience.]

Well, helloooOctober! My most favorite month of the year just because it's my birth month! LOL. I've been sick to the point I couldn't even sit for too long so I'm really sorry for the lack of update, but I can proudly say I've done with my thesis defense and I just attained my temporary bachelor degree! Yes, I still got so much revision to do~ *le sigh* It's only due in 2 weeks.

Anyway, this time I'll be sharing a product that I received from Bonboncosme.com! It's a foot peeling mask from Dr. Piz. I think it's a very interesting product 'cause I have never tried something like this before! But, before getting down to the review, I'd like to warn you that this post may contain pictures that looks somewhat gross and scary. At least to me, I felt that way the first time I saw the process picture of this product on their website, but at the same time it made me very curious as I wanted to get rid of my thickened skin, so yeaaaaah, let's get to the review if you're dying to know too!

Dr. Piz Foot Mask review
Dr. Piz Foot Mask.

This is a foot mask that's supposed peel your foot, it will basically remove the dead skins. The product was made in Taiwan, and too bad they only explain everything in Chinese. Thankfully they put the illustrated directions.

Dr. Piz Foot Mask review
Ingredients and directions in Chinese.

Directions (as stated by Bon Bon Cosme):
  1. Pour the liquid into the socks film.
  2. Put your feet inside and seal it with the given double sided glue.
  3. Let it soak for 80-100 minutes.
  4. After taking off the socks film, wash your feet and wipe them with the moisturized wet wipes.
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What's inside the box.
Dr. Piz Foot Mask
The socks films, two liquid sachets (one for each foot), and moisturized wet wipes.
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The socks films.
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The red marks were the double sided glue.

The socks films were pretty large for my 38 size feet. Each film has a double sided glue, but I found that it didn't stick really well so I had to put another adhesive tape to make sure the liquid wouldn't spill. I wore the mask for exactly 100 minutes, it felt uncomfortable honestly wearing it more than an hour. I couldn't walk around so I only stayed in my room during the treatment, watching K-dramas and stuff. I didn't even try the sleep position because I was sure it would fail!

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Day 1 - Before using the foot mask.

My feet before the treatment weren't that bad, I didn't have much thickened skin to begin with, the part that I concerned the most was just the ball of my right foot! When I was wearing the mask, it feels itchy because the plastic touched my skin and it was unavoidable. Oh, and I realized I had cuts thanks to the liquid LOL. It didn't hurt but surely it tingled a little. The liquid didn't smell good, it was like glue or nail polish kind of smell. After wearing the socks film for 100 minutes, I felt my feet became extremely dry, even after I washed and wiped with the moisturized wet wipes they've given, it still felt dry, but there was a slight feeling too that my feet became smoother.

There weren't much differences between day 1 and day 2, I was even a bit skeptical that it would work because I didn't see the peeling at all. On day 3, it felt just like usual too but I needed to go out that day so I wore my flats the whole day and at night I realized my feet started to peel off.

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Day 4 - The peeling just started.

Day 4, the peeling started and don't worry it didn't hurt at all! I thought I would feel disgusted by the dead skin, but nope, I couldn't stop touching the skin instead dunno why! At this time, I couldn't even wear sandals because that would look so gross to the people who didn't know what happened to my feet. So I'd rather conceal it with flats although the top of my feet looked extremely dry as well.

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Day 6 - The peeling was really happening.

Every time I took a shower, I would pick up the dead skin which I was actually not allowed to, but I couldn't help~ Forgive me! The top of my feet surprisingly peeled off as well. By this time I really couldn't even wear flat shoes and I opted to just stay at home :D

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Day 10 - Result after peeling.

Voila~! Here's the result! Even though the product claims the peeling process will be finished in 5-7 days, my peeling process was done in 10 days. There's still a little bit of dry skin left, but in day 10 I could already wear my sandals comfortably! I feel more confident about my foot than before this treatment, especially my heel that feels exceptionally soft like a baby foot. HA. The peeling was worth it and it made my feet appearance look brighter too. The result is definitely different with pedicure, I'm totally going to do this again. Maybe routinely like twice a year? That would be more than enough for me :)

Price: IDR 150k
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dailies Technology

[Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received the product for a review purpose, but the opinions are my own based on my experience.]

Hello dear bumblebees, my apologies for being MIA lately. I had some thesis defense preparation and that's why I neglected my blog for awhile T^T However, I'm back with new reviews! This time, I'd like to review daily color contact lenses from Ciba Vision called FreshLook One-Day. The brand itself is very familiar to me as I've been using Ciba Vision's Solo Care Aqua for disinfecting my lenses. Let's get to the review!

Ciba Vision Freshlook One-Day
Ciba Vision FreshLook One-Day in gray.

I received this pair of lenses from Lensza.co.id, it's the first and largest online shop that sells contact lenses or cosmetic circle lenses in Indonesia. Before reviewing the lens, I will review their website first. The website is very simple and I definitely have no trouble ordering my lens, it's easy to access, the navigation is just clear, and all in Indonesian, so it's totally made for Indonesian consumer. You can simply choose the type of lenses you want to find. When you have something to ask, there's a live chat box that will help to solve your problems.

And now, let's move on to the packaging. Here's what I received, the package arrived so much faster that I thought it would be, it only took 2 business days!

Lensza review
Here's how safe the packaging is.

Remember to only buy contact lenses from a trusted reseller! Lensza will ship your order in a very safe packaging. The box is thick, it's as thick as a mobile phone box, you know the box that you get when you just bought a brand new phone :D They will protect the lenses' original packaging in a bubble wrap too :)

Ciba Vision Freshlook One-Day review
Descriptions, expiration date, and literally everything!
Ciba Vision Freshlook One-Day review
There are 10 lenses or 5 pairs of lenses for 5 days.
Ciba Vision Freshlook One-Day review

Specification of Ciba Vision FreshLook One-Day:
Power Range: 0.60 ∼ -6.00
Diameter: 13.8mm
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Water Content: 69%
Lifespan: 1 day disposal

Ciba Vision Freshlook One-Day gray review
Click here to view another result on my Instagram ^^

Design: 5 out of 5
It's three tone colors lens with a hazel ring in the middle. The color turns out extremely natural and pretty! It gives such a subtle mystical gray color, I really love it! This lens is the best for someone like me who most of the time prefer wearing circle lens that won't look so obvious in real life.

Enlargement: 2.5 out of 5
The enlargement is barely noticeable, the diameter is only 13.8 and there's no thick limbal ring.

Comfort: 5 out of 5
What can I say? This is by far the most comfortable lenses I've ever worn! I could even give a 7 out of 5. LOL. I like how it doesn't make my eyes drier and it feels like I'm wearing nothing. No wonder since the lenses are very soft and thin. On another note, you should handle this lens a bit more careful so you won't rip it.

Overall: I recommend this lens to those who want to achieve a super natural look with gray lenses. It's very comfortable, I can wear this throughout the day without a problem, there's no need for eyedrops, because it feels like I'm wearing nothing at all.

Price: IDR 155k

Caution: Do not keep your dailies! These lenses are specially made for daily usage, which mean you have to dispose it after using it.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

White Superfresh

Hello again, my bumblebees! I'm about to share my recent purchase, it's the new Maybelline White Superfresh compact powder. I was super excited when I got this because I've seen so many reviews about this, including QiuQiu's sponsored video so I thought, why don't I buy it as well? Since it's an affordable drugstore makeup, and Maybelline is no doubt one of my favorite drugstore brand.

Maybelline White Superfresh review
Maybelline White Superfresh.

This is basically a two-way cake powder that promises you a 12-hours bright matte look and fresh feel. Even better, it contains SPF 34/PA+++, which not many of affordable two-way cake powder can give such quite high sun protection. What a bonus! I get myself the refill packaging because it's cuter than the actual packaging! It's only 5cm length of each side, totally such a perfect size for traveling.

Maybelline White Superfresh description
The description and directions written on the box in English and Indonesian.
Maybelline White Superfresh ingredients
The ingredients.
Maybelline White Superfresh refill
There are 5 shades available and I got myself shade no. 2 nude beige.

It's always important to read the ingredients, because some ingredients might break me out. This one is pretty safe to use, though it contains silicones. I also prefer their refill size because it's very handy, but the original packaging is pretty too, it's fully white like this but it's transparent at the bottom and it includes a mirror, the size is twice bigger than this.

I wonder how will I examine this powder, therefore I come up with a fun way to test this product by comparing it with my usual compact powder from Dior. Just like what QiuQiu did, I wore half of my face with my Diorskin Nude Compact, my own personal purchase as well. I do realize that QiuQiu only compared White Superfresh to another drugstore brand, and that's probably unfair because she (or the production staffs) might choose the low quality brand. Thus, comparing it with a high-end brand and not to mention, it's been my favorite compact powder for years, could conclude a better opinion. 

Maybelline White Superfresh review
Refill pack also comes with a sponge puff.

The sponge that was given by Maybelline was not a bad, it's a pretty good one for the price but when it's compared to the one from Dior, it's undeniably worse. However, I'm quite happy that the refill pack also comes with a sponge :P

Maybelline White Superfresh refill
Zoom-zoom~

One thing that I don't really like from this powder is the scent. It smells okay when I sniff from the packaging but when it's applied, somehow the smell changes like a chemical scent. It just doesn't smell nice. I'd rather use a powder that doesn't leave scent at all. The shade looks too yellow for my skin, I was contemplating maybe I should get the shade no. 3 but the BA told me that shade no. 3 is a bit too dark for me. Not sure if it'd turn out too dark for my skin because there were no samples at the time! The finish is matte, but it gives me a cakey powdery look u_u

Maybelline White Superfresh swatch
Swatch on my hand.

Performance wise, this one is the surprising fact that I couldn't even believe. I used both of the powder evenly on my face, the Dior part started to be oily on the nose area in 1 hour, it didn't look shiny but it felt tad greasy when it's touched. Whereas the Maybelline was still matte. WOW! However after 3 hours, the Maybelline part started to feel greasy, and in 5 hours all of the T-zone on my face looked oily and touch-up was certainly needed. The coverage is sheer, for it can cover the freckles on my hand.

In conclusion, Maybelline White Superfresh doesn't live up to its promises. I have oily T-zone and the other area of my face is normal but this didn't give me such a 12-hours matte look either on the normal part of my skin. Not sure how this will react on dry skin, though. All in all, this powder does give a matte finish and control sebum, but the promises are exaggerated. Anyway, you can't really complain when it comes to drugstore brands, can you?

Price: IDR 30k

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Go Crazy! - 2PM.

Let's go crazy~! The dance itself is crazy LOL. I wonder why KBS has to ban 2PM's comeback, the lyrics itself when it's translated aren't that rude, such as “guys who planned to go crazy” and “this dude.” It looks like unbelievable if 2PM considers changing the lyrics o_O I don't understand Korean, so please enlighten me. How offensive those sentences could be when you translate it in English or Indonesian?
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