Saturday, March 5, 2016

Beauty Secret #14 Lip Scrub and Face & body mask

I am having a trouble sleeping recently and easily get stressed.. but then I realised that my mind was not the only one who's suffer, but my skin too. I didn't remember exactly what happened but I didn't even bother eating junk food and things like that. And lately I am getting back to my old habit, to try to eat clean and take care of my body even better than before. 

Last January I went to Singapore for holiday. I was at Ion orchard at that time and suddenly I remembered that my friend told me there's this store that sell home made scrub and soap, and then I found the store.. it called Lush. From the moment I saw the store I already know that 'this is my kind of place' hahaha. I always love home made, and something earthy (made from natural ingredients).
So this friendly store attendance showed me lots of products like soap and scrub. Finally, I bought the lip scrub and the face & body mask. Actually I was going to buy the mask for sensitive skin because my skin type is sensitive and my skin was quite stressed at the moment but most of the mask should be stored in the fridge, and since my holiday took more than a week I didn't buy it. Instead, I bought the best seller one, the Mask of Magnaminty for face &body, which I can keep in the room temperature. 

Lip scrub and Mask of magnaminty (face & body mask)

I am so in love with the list scrub.. never thought I would like the product this much. I was always think that it is not necessary to buy things that you can make at home. I mean you can just mix a tea spoon of honey and sugar and there you go.. home made lip scrub. But you know, sometimes we just need something practical and I don't think I have a willingness to do it on a regular basis although it's easy to make one.

Mint julips lip scrub

I only use like a small amount, and just make sure your lips is not wet and just scrub it gently and leave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute then wipe it off with a wet towel or tissue. It only took like 2 minutes to have a beautiful lips.

It is made of castor sugar, organic jojoba oil, tagetes oil, peppermint oil that gives you a minty and fresh sensation, limonene flavour, and vanilla extract for the sweet fragrance. I have been using this for a month now and all I can say is goodbye to dry and chapped lips. I normally scrub my lips like 2-3 times a week but whenever my lips is dry I will scrub is right away.. because nobody wants a dry lips, especially when they often use a lipstick. But I don't rely 100% to this scrub to get a soft and healthy looking lips, I drink lots of water and eat well too of course!

Mask of magnaminty (face & body mask)

This mask is also suitable for those who have sensitive skin, like me. So far my skin is quite happy after using this mask :)
Actually I have never used this for my body but this one works quite well on my face. The texture is quite dense and creamy. And since it contains peppermint oil the smell is so refreshing and gives the tingly-cool sensation a bit. I just apply a generous amount (1 small scoop/ 3/4 tablespoon) to my face and let is sit for 10-15 minutes then rinse it off.
You don't have to use a warm water to cleans of your face once the mask is dry, which is something that I like about this mask, and very easy to clean, even tough the direction on the packaging says "gently scrub off with warm water" but room temperature water will do too. I have tried quite a lot of mask and I have to use a warm wet towel to cleanse it off and warm or hot water will open your pores.. so it's just something that bothers me sometimes. 

After you apply it on your skin (almost dry)

I am sorry I forgot the price but you can check it on their website. The lady on the store told me this mask will last for 3 months but I think this one last longer because you got 315g of product and I think this will last for 4-6 months. Happy me!
I use this mask twice a week and the result is quite satisfying, my skin is soft and looks more clean after using this mask. Have you tried this mask? And what's you opinion? Let me know!

Hope this post will be useful for all of you! I will try to share as much and as often as I could from now on.. and thank you for those who encourage me to write again and have been waiting for my post! I really do appreciate your support <3
Psst.. I will write my beauty haul from my last trip to 3 different countries on the next post!
And that's all! hope you enjoy reading my blog and stay pretty, healthy and happy girls!

"Be good to your skin. You'll wear it everyday for the rest of your life."

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Beauty Secret #14 Coffee Scrub

I am in my early 20, and I am still struggle with my hormones. You know, sometimes my skin is just as clear as a blank white paper but then.. the acne came along. And I have to deal with the acne scars for many times. Bless you who have a flawless and never have to struggle with this kind of issue.
It is so annoying to see my face with those red or dark scars every  time I look in the mirror. I need to get rid of it asap. Even tough I could rely on my concealer, but having a good skin is always the best thing ever.

I saw this scrub on instagram, coffee scrub. At first I am not interested, I thought it is just like an ordinary DIY mask that you can make yourself at home. After having a thought of it for sometimes, I decided to get one from Frank Body. This in an Australian made scrub, but it is quite happening here too. I ordered it from, because I don't like waiting. Actually it is way cheaper if you order through the Frank website but it will take a week or so, and I got mine for 2 days. I bought it for for around $27.72 or Rp360.000 exclude the shipping cost.

Soooo, lets move on to my experience using this coffee scrub. I saw some review that shows before and after they use this scrub, and the result was amazing. Especially with scars. So since I had this scar from scratching a mosquito bites and my acne scar, I can see whether this will work for me too or nah.
Fyi, I bought the original one. First try, I used it on my face and body, you just need to rub it in a circular motion, do it gently so it won't damage your skin, and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Then wash with filtered water.

"My original, special blend of natural ingredients will scrub away dry, flaky skin and target pesky skin conditions like cellulite, stretch marks, eczema, and psoriasis."

The ingredients:
  1. Roasted and Ground Robusta Coffee Bean - it can stimulates blood flow to heals skin problems.
  2. Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil - high levels of vitamin A, E and D that hydrates and nourishes the skin.
  3. Vitamin E - full of antioxidants.
  4. Sea Salt - natural antiseptic that removes dry and flaky skin.

My skin feels more supple and smooth after using this scrub. I have been using it for 2 weeks, 3 times a week, and my scar starts getting way better. I think my acne scar tend to heal faster too after I use this scrub, but it only heals the upper layer of the skin, if the scar is deep then it will take a while. The good side is this scrub also smells good! I am not a big fan of coffee, but this scrub doesn't bother me at all with the smell and you can smell a hint of orange too that makes it more refreshing.
So far I am satisfied with the result thou. It consist 200gr of scrub and I guess it will last for 3 months or even longer.

I like to try new face and body mask, scrub, and body lotion. Well, what is your favourite body and face scrub? You can share it below on the comment section and I would be very happy if you do :)
That's all, and I hope you have a great day! Stay positive and have enough sleep, that is the simplest thing to stay pretty :)

"Makeup is art, beauty is spirit."

Friday, June 26, 2015

Beauty Secret #13 Latest Mascara & Lipsticks

Hi again makeup junky! It's summer and I know you have been looking for a summer look or something different for this summer. So here it is, hope this will help you or at least gives you something to read :)

Actually I bought all of these three like 2 months ago. I ran out of my waterproof mascara from MAC, the one with blue circle on the packaging, but when I went to the store, they were also out of stock too, so I bought this one. The brush is slightly big bigger than the one that I usually use, but it dry fast thou. My eyelids are oily most of the time and I should wear my eye primer before I put my mascara because it always ended up smudging a little bit with this mascara.
Honestly I am not into this mascara.. so, I am not going to repurchase it since I am a big fan of super duper waterproof black mascara. But this one is still ok if for a natural and everyday mascara. I give it 6 out of 10.
The price is $19.25 or Rp250.000.

The brush 

Bought this matte colar lipstick few days ago, and it goes very well on the lips, especially if you wearing a soft makeup or bold eye makeup. I find it kind of dry when you apply it alone, so you will need to put on some lip balm or something that moisture you lips.
Been loving this lipstick for a while since it gives the 'fresh summer looks' although it is always summer here in Indonesia ha ha ha. I sometimes mix it with other lipstick since this colour does not really pop in a picture or maybe I don't like to apply it too much or else my lips will look like Kylie Jenner.. or maybe it is just me.
The price is $21.28 or Rp280.000.

Lately I have been looking for a dark lipstick, read some review about Tom Ford or Lime Crime but I think those are way too pricey since I don't think I will wear them often. Then I found this L'Oréal lipstick in Arabian Night. And fyi this one last all day, yes.. the staying power is good. It also has a moisturiser on it.. so yes, it is a win win for me. The colour is like a dark purple and you should wear it carefully, cause I broke mine. I guess you got what you've paid for? or maybe I was too harsh with it.The price is around $9,50 or Rp125.000.. I forgot to keep the receipt but this one doesn't cost more than Rp150.000.

And that is all! Hope you have a good night and enjoy reading my blog as well :) Good night!

"That's one of the things I love about makeup. You can change your whole attitude by just doing your eyeliner or lipstick differently." 

Beyonce Knowles