Minggu, 12 Maret 2017

Make Over: Eyecentric Smokey Eyeshadow Palette


Hi there, Beauties!
I’m back with another product review. This time Bali Beauty Bloggers are collaborating with Make Over, one of the biggest brand in the make up industry of Indonesia. I feel so grateful to be part of this community and to be able to work with different make up companies.

Price wise, Make Over cost about the same as Maybeline and other drug store cosmetic brands. But since this product is 100% local. I feel quite proud being an Indonesian and prefer them over USA based brands.

In this blog, I will be reviewing their Smokey Eyeshadow palette, part of their Eyecentric collection. I also received a silver Eyecentric make up pouch with it. From the packaging, I think it’s quite stylish and travel friendly. It’s small and light for an 8 colour palette, paired with a dual sided brush as well for convenience.


Smokey make over palette 195K

For the colour selection it’s also quite satisfying. Although I personally would prefer more low tone brown hues or any neutral hues for mix and match. Their colours are radiant, glamorous and perfect for dinner and evening parties. With just one make up palette you will be able to create many different looks by combining different colour selection. They also have bold colours that could stand on their own.

This palette sort of reminds me of Gwen Stefani's Urban Decay Palette. Pigmentation is also not so bad although it’s not extravagant as well. I had higher hopes tho, but not using an eyeshadow base would probably be one of the reason. Blending the colours aren’t that easy so apply your strokes carefully.


In these pictures I used their purple and rose pink colour hues with a bit of black on the crease and edges. The exact colours were, peach lady like, twilight and black stiletto. I started with peach lady like from the front part of the eye until about 2/3rd of my eyelids, then overlap it with the twilight colour and lastly give it more drama by adding an edgy touch using the black stiletto on the crease and the end of the eye. Honestly, I am really not used to putting eye shadow under my eyes, I think I should start giving it a try >.<



Overall I am quite happy with this product, considering the price, value of money, the packaging, colour selection and pigmentation. I think it’s really worth a try. But I would probably think twice about repurchasing.


This post is sponsored by:

MAKE OVER COSMETICS
INSTAGRAM : @makeoverid
TWITTER : @makeoverid
FACEBOOK: Makeover cosmetics
YOUTUBE : Make Over

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you find this post useful!

Have a nice day!

Love,


Clara

Kamis, 09 Maret 2017

Mizzu: Magic in Pink Stripe Boxes



Hello Beauties
It's finally time for another blog update! In this special post me and other Bali Beauty Bloggers are collaborating with Mizzu Cosmetics. A well know local brand in Indonesia which was famous for their eyeliner back in 2014.

But honestly speaking this is the first time that I have ever tried their product. But I am far away from disappointment as their products will fulfil all your secret make up desires. High quality, friendly for beginners and affordable. You don't have to worry about your value of money with this one!


Packaging wise, they are really cute. Pink and Oreo stripes couldn't make their products more playful.
Travel friendly as well I may say, as the eye shadow are packed into 3 gradient colours each with a mini double sided brush that you can just keep in your pocket.


The first product that I am going to review is their falsies! I got mine called "Aretha". I really like how they are bendable and falls on the shape of my eyes so easily. This is the best fake eyelashes so far that I have ever tried. I will definitely repurchase this one item :3

Dear all falsie newbies out there.. Mizzu lashes will make all your dreams come true! <3


The next one would be their eye shadow palette, I got mine in Velvet Plum 04. The pros would be it's travel friendly, it has got nice colour selection and double sided brush.

What took me in awe was their pigmentation. They were so pigmented and rich in colour from the very first stroke. For an eye shadow palette as affordable as 45K (around AU$4.5). This is probably as good as you can get.

But I also realised that the colours fade gradually in just about an hour. But that might also be because I didn't put any eye shadow base.


I used Loovelush glue from AiGlow Lashes to help me stick the falsies. I really like their thin applicator, making it really easy to apply on the lashes or even just adding a bit of glue in the corners. They also have a clear light gel like texture so you will never put too much glue that will stick you real eyelashes.

Surprisingly, this glue turned out better than my Shu Emura glue. Now I have more motivation to put falsies more often, not just during events, haha.


Overall, I love all the products. Thank you Mizzu Cosmetics and AiGlow Lashes for the collaboration and trust in Bali Beauty Blogger. 

Here are some selfies of me while using Mizzu eyeshadow and eye lashes




SPONSORED BY:
MIZZU COSMETICS

WEBSITE : www.mizzucosmetics.com
FACEBOOK: Mizzu Cosmetics
INSTAGRAM : @mizzucosmetics
TWITTER : @mizzucosmetics
LINE : @mizzu cosmetics
Order: Sociolla • Berrybenka • Blibli • Elevenia • Odioli • Orami • Mizzu Shop


That's all for now, thank you for stopping by and I hope you find it useful ^^

Have a great weekend!

Love,


Clara


Selasa, 21 Februari 2017

Latteria Gelato PIK


Hello peeps!
While I was in Jakarta I visited this little gelato bar that was really hype at that moment. I don't know about it now. But their ratings everywhere is pretty good. 4.4 on google review and the same goes for zomato. This not-so-hidden gem is located in Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK).

Being a huge gelato fan, I told myself that I have to try this one. So glad to finally made it. My first impression when I entered the store was simple and not to spacey. The decorations and mural are just where they are suppose to be. It was pretty cool inside the store for an endless summer and Jakarta's tropical weather.


There was a large group which looks like a bunch of high schoolers having a meeting or something. I'm pretty sure there were at least 10 of them. So I guess Latteria is a pretty okay place to have a meeting of even just gather around and chill.


But honestly I was quite surprised when I read their menu on the blackboard. I find their flavors selection rather unique and unusual. Their names were unique but not all explained their flavors, but luckily the have a brief description below their names. Hope you can read them in my little pictures.

Some of the flavors were a mixture of tea flavors. My favourite was Perfect match. I got their last scoop available and if I'm not mistaken it's a mixture of chamomile gelato and cherry drizzle. Chamomile is my favourite tea before I go to sleep and what's better than having a gelato version of it! haha. The taste was refreshing a bit sour and not to sweet, just perfect! I also tried other flavors and my second favorite would have to go to Crack' em, one of their all time best seller. It has Hokkaido milk gelato as it's base, mixed with caramel salt cookies. So smooth and milky, love it!

 





 A fun fact is they change flavors every 2 weeks. If I'm not mistaken they had a total of more that one hundred of flavors, that's why they are always changing. Sorry if I'm wrong tho! It has been more that 2 months so my memory is a bit rusty, haha.

Nevertheless giving them another visit after 2 weeks time should keep you off getting bored. The staffs are really friendly and let you try a lot of flavors if you ask nicely and they provide free WiFi too!



The price starts from 38K for a small cup with a mix of 2 flavors. 50K for medium cup with 3 flavors and 63 K for large cup with 4 flavors. You can take away as well. Pretty good for a premium artisan gelato and definitely cheaper than international brands that we normally consume.


Latteria Gelato and Dessert Bar
Ruko Crown Golf Blok D No. 39
Bukit Golf Mediterania, PIK
Jakarta Utara


Overall, I love the place, the vibe and the gelato. This place is definitely worth to try! I might comeback if I ever visit Jakarta again.

That's all for now, thank you for stopping by and I hope you find my post useful!


Love,


Clara


Jumat, 27 Januari 2017

Radio-frequency Treatment at Olivia Bali


Hello beauties! How are you doing lately? I believe people are celebrating Chinese New Year Eve tonight. Families would prepare big tables for dinner at the restaurant or maybe just gather in one of their relative's house because the whole point of CNYE is to spend some family time and embrace the togetherness.

Well the downside of living abroad (like me), here in Perth is we don't normally get to experience the traditional way of celebrating. We still do celebrate Chinese New Year or also know as Xin Jia, just a little bit different and with a little improvisation. 

Although our families are back in our hometown and we are far away from our hong baos, we still feel the warmth of Xin Jia through our friends. We would gather at friends house to watch movies or play some card games and maybe drink a little bit of soju, haha. Dining at a Chinese restaurant is also a way of celebrating. And as for tomorrow, we've planned to have dim sum. I always love a good piece of hot siu may!

Hope you are celebrating a good Chinese New Year with your loved ones where ever you are! Now I'm going to get to the chase! In this post I am going to share about my experience trying Radio-Frequency treatment (RF) at Olivia, Teuku Umar, Bali. Remember in my BBB Gathering post, I have mentioned about winning the door prize of the event? Yep, this is the treatment that I was referring to.




The question that might pop in your head right now is..

What is RF treatment?

RF is a not-so-new treatment in the aesthetic industry that uses the Radio frequency electromagnetic radiation to rejuvenate skin, giving an instant firm and younger look in just about 20 minutes. This is the perfect solution for people who do not have the time for long treatments. Unfortunately the effect does not last forever, the therapist who gave me the treatment said that it only last about 3-5 days. Some women choose to do it regularly from once to twice a week and others just have an RF treatment occasionally, before going to a wedding or other special events.

The price for this treatment is also reasonable, around Rp. 300.000 for an instant effect. After the treatment I felt that my cheek bones were higher and my chubby cheeks are being stretched diagonally upwards. They also mentioned that it's able to give a bit of a v-line to my jaws although it didn't show significantly.


The downside of this treatment is, it may increase the production of black spots for people who already have skins prone to them. So a consultation to the doctor before any treatments would be best! Especially, since olivia provide free doctor consultation. So do not hesitate to ask several questions before deciding on a treatment! ;)


Another good news is RF treatment doesn't only apply for the face, you can do it on your body as well. In particular, your lumpy areas such as arms and thighs. During the 20 minute of my treatment the therapist just massage my face with the machine, it has a round metal end that touches my face. It didn't hurt at all and it was a bit warm when the machine was turned on. They used a clear gel so that the machine can move smoothly when glided on my face. After that, they put on a seaweed like coloured mask for relaxation.

I personally think that RF treatment would be more effective for people who have wrinkles, as they would show more significant difference in result as the machine rejuvenate and tighten the skin. People in their early 20's wouldn't really need RF treatment.


Beside RF Treatment, I also tried their IPL Underarm treatment. Although it wasn't sponsored, I was really tempted to give their lifetime IPL promo a try. So the promotion was basically you only have to pay once for Rp. 450.000 and you get to do IPL treatment for as much as you need. Yep that's until no more growing hair at all!

When the regular price of a one time treatment is Rp. 350.000. You get to save a lot of money with this one. It has been about 2 weeks after my treatment and I have realised the significant difference of hair growth. They are not only lesser but also thinner. I think this just might be the answer to every girl's problem with unwanted hair. Can't wait for my second treatment!

In summary, I really like the treatments that I had at Olivia. The place was clean and the therapists were friendly and highly trained. They have good product knowledge about the treatments and machine. The price list are reasonable and they have lots of promotion such as happy hours, bring your friends, etc.


They provide variety of treatments such as facial, filler, microdermabration and so much more. They also sell their own skincare products like their face wash that I am using at the moment. Haven't had any break outs so it's so far so good. Do visit their clinic when you have some free time while doctor consultation is still free of charge!
Thumbs up for this 1st Slimming and Skincare Clinic in Bali! <3 
For more information and to make an appointment:



Olivia Slimming and Skincare
Facebook page: Olivia Slimming Skincare
Instagram: oliviaskin_bali
Email: info@oliviaclinic.com
Phone number: 082237538866
Jl. Tukad Batanghari no. 37, Panjer, Renon, Denpasar, Bali.
Jl. Teuku Umar no. 246, Denpasar, Bali.


Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the Chinese New Year Festive!

Love,


Clara


Sabtu, 21 Januari 2017

Sensatia Botanicals: Product of the Nature


Hello there!
I'm back with a new product review here, yay! So I've just discovered this brand called Sensatia Botanicals. They are a local brand originated from Bali. I always have a thing for local brands. It's basically because they normally don't cost as expensive and work just as well. Another thing is if we can have something made locally, why purchase imported ones right?

By supporting local brands we also support our local labours and workers. Which indirectly provides more job offers as the business grows. We also basically help our beloved country Indonesia move a step further away from poverty! Such a small act with a huge impact, isn't it?






But that's not the only positive side about Sensatia Botanicals. Their products are also natural and organic. It is mentioned clearly that they use only the finest raw material, producing 100% safe and natural products. Wow, that sounds promising!

No wonder, now Sensatia is trademarked in more than 40 countries. Sensatia is also Bali's first and only GMP Certified Cosmetic Company so far. They also supply their products to 5 stars hotels such as Alila Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Karma Resorts, Peppers Sentosa Seminyak, W Retreat & Spa Bali, The Stones Hotel Legian, Mandapa Ritz Carlton, The Katamama @ PotatoHead and the list goes on.


And for people outside Indonesia, you don't have to worry cause they ship worldwide! I might even buy some more Sensatia products to stock in Australia. You can simply go to their website and place your order. They provide all the details that you will ever need to know, such as ingredients, directions of use and even the skin type that each products are suitable for. So don't hesitate and give this brand a shot!

Here are the 5 products that I had the opportunity to review:


1. Unscented Sensitive Cream Cleanser ($15)
"The most important part of maintaining clear, healthy skin is with meticulous cleansing."

 Designed for all skin types, this product has won my heart. With its smooth and creamy texture, this product does a great job at removing my daily make up (base make up & brows) without needing make up remover at all and keeping my skin smooth and supple. Love love <3

Imagining putting all the natural ingredients on my face without having to worry the existence of any paraben give this product a double thumbs up. Although I should tell you in advance that my skin is combination and I'm only a bit oily on the T-zone. So it might work the same way for you, although they are suitable for all skin types. 

 Loaded with pure aloe vera juice, shea tree butter, green tea, rosehip, jojoba, kakadu plum, sea buckthorn, starfruit & papaya extracts.
Say hello to baby-like cheeks!


2. Acne Clarifying Charcoal Mask ($12)

Nowadays, Charcoal is one of the most used ingredient in high-end face masks. You might be wondering what's so special about this grey mud-like ingredient. So, charcoal is actually proven to be really effective in lifting up extensive make up and dirt which clogs up the pores of our face.

This earthy mask is also good for removing acne, although I had none at that time so I wasn't able to prove it. What I felt really surprised about was it's peeling effect. The box mentioned that it removes dead skin from your face but I didn't expect it to be that effective. I am saying this because my face felt really tingly as it dries up, like the feeling that I get after a facial and they put a peeling serum on my face, wow.

Simply rinse with warm water after usage.

Made out of pure kaolin clay and charcoal made from coconut husk we add starfruit, tamarind & gotu kola extracts and a boom-boom-pow acne-clarifying combination of tea tree, lemon & peppermint essential oils.

This mask is suitable to oily of acne prone skin.



3. Revitalising Hair Mask ($18)

Did you know that pampering your hair with a luscious hair mask every once a week is the answer to a healthy hair? It turns out that conditioner itself is not enough to keep your hair smooth and silky. Especially for those who regularly style their hair with hot iron. Extra measures such as serum, vitamin and masks are needed to revitalise its natural growing environment.

Loaded with aloe vera juice & shea butter; tamarind fruit extract & wild honey; meadow foam seed, coconut, avocado, extra virgin olive & argan oils; Argan & Tamarind Revitalising Hair Mask will surely spring life back into your hair.

Hair mask was the solution to my dry and split ends problems. Now masking my hair has been a weekly habit of mine. Not to mention how convenient and easy it is to do at home thanks to Sensatia Botanicals. Simply massage into damp hair preferably after washing, massage and wrap in warm towel for 15 minutes.

And there you have your healthy radiant hair. Personally I think this product is not creamy and moisturising enough, probably because it is only made out of natural ingredient but for people who do not like products that sticks on their hair. This is your perfect match!

You can use 1 packet of hair mask for about 3-5 times depending on your hair length.


4. Facial C-Serum Jasmine Blossom ($18)

Did you know that vitamin C helps reduce wrinkles and improves skin texture?
That's why this yellow coloured serum has became a part of my daily make up routine. After only using it for about a week I have felt my skin brightening up. It is also know to improve skin elasticity. This is definitely the new organic anti-aging skin formula. Paraben free and 100% natural. Yes, Vit C is the answer!

A light-yet-essential flowery sweet concoction packed with pure botanicals of aloe vera, jojoba bean, seabuckthorn, rosehip, ginseng root, starfruit & jasmine blossom to help nourish & protect skin.

The true star of the show is the USDA Organic, Wild Harvested Kakadu Plum Extract, an Australian superfruit containing the worlds richest source of vitamin C, (70x more than an orange.) 



Although the colour seems a bit thick at first it will disappear when you spread it and it doesn't give you a yellow skin tone ;)



5. Botanical Lip Protection ($5.95)
This one is a personal favourite. Lip products are always part of my travel essential kit. I always keep a lip balm and at least 2 lip colouring products in my bag (either a lip tint & a lipstick or a pair of lipsticks). Not for the sake of kissing like in the description of the product, but honestly chappy lips are such a turn off, haha.
Sensatia’s Botanical Lip Protection contains 100% pure, plant-based oils that are protein-
rich and packed with vitamins & minerals. 
Made of peppermint, aniseed, rose geranium, cocoa seed absolute essential oils and wild Bali honey.
Bye-bye chappy lips!


Overall, I really like all of their products! Especially the thought that it's all natural and paraben free. The price are also affordable so a restock to my cosmetic cupboard will definitely happen in a few weeks, haha. Varieties of smell and ingredients are also a win :)

Perfect for gifting as a souvenir from Bali as well, so don't forget to stop by at one of their stores!

Me at their Lippo mall (Kuta) branch


Sensatia Botanicals

Visit Website: https://sensatia.com/
Instagram: sensatia_botanicals



Retail Shop Locations:

KARANGASEM | Jasri
720 Jln. Pantai Jasri, Jasri Kelod
Karangasem, Bali 80813
Phone/ Fax (62) 363 232 60
click for google map
NUSA DUA | Bali Collection
Unit A3 #12B, BTDC Nusa Dua,
Bali Indonesia 80361
Phone (62) 361 472 8563
click for google map

CANGGU | Popular Deli Canggu
Jl. Subak Sari - Batu Belig
Canggu, Bali 80361
Phone (62) 361 370 5999
UBUD | Monkey Forest
64 Jln. Monkey Forest, Ubud Kelod
Gianyar, Bali 80571
Phone (62) 361 340 0011
click for google map
KUTA | Lippo Mall Kuta
Unit GF 57, Jl. Kartika Plaza
Lingk. Segara, Kuta, Bali 80361
Phone (62) 361 846 9492
click for google map

SEMINYAK | Seminyak Village
Unit F21 Jl. Kayu Jati
Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361
Phone (62) 361 474 1927
click for google map

KUTA | Legian Kuta

Jl. Legian No.133 - Blok F
Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361
Phone (62) 361 475 3353
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JAKARTA | Supermal Karawaci
Unit LG 67, 105 Blvr. Diponegoro
Tangerang, Banten, Java 15811 
Phone (62) 21 546 6004
click for google map

KUTA | Papaya Bali
Jl. Merthanadi, Lingk. Abianbase
Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361
Phone (62) 361 762 960
click for google map



Thank you for stopping by 

Happy Sunday!



Love,


Clara