Wednesday, February 29, 2012

H&M Orange Lane

Continuing from my H&M Pink Road review, this is the second polish I got from their Spring collection. It's called Orange Lane, which is, as the name stated, a bright orange. I've never had such bright orange in my stash before, let's take a look :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

H&M Pink Road

The spring is coming and H&M is gearing up their cosmetic line with a cute collection decorated with light green, pink, purple and birdies like this one right here :) I don't know if they have a special name for the collection but I was drawn to how cute the ensemble is. I wanted to buy the pocket folded mirror but I haven't managed to, so I got the nail polishes instead ;) The new collection has four nail polishes, which are City Pink (a hot pink), Pink Road (an in between purple and red pink), Orange Lane (a bright orange) and Green Street (a leaf green). I was thinking for some time between my many visits to H&M so the last time I went there, Green Street was already sold out, at least in the store I visited. At the website, however, both Green Street and City Pink has already sold out. So I went home with Pink Road and Orange Lane (will be reviewed later, of course). Let's take a look at Pink Road first :)

Tagged Video Done!

Just a quick update that my sister has done her Top 10 Products Video that I tagged her a month ago in this post :D Do check it out and go to her blog as well at :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bobbi Brown Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 Review and Swatches

A little update of my skincare quest. I am still doing a trial on and off with a few products. Tried a toner, break out, back to using only Purity. Using my Skin Sonic religiously, still breaking out a few, changed my foundations. Using powder foundation, liquid foundation, I can't hardly keep track as good as when I started. So I think right now I have to give my skin a break (a break, not break out) by using lighter things on it. Aside from Purity and Skin Sonic (which I use more gently these days) I only use Clearasil Overnight Cream.

But I always think going out bare faced is a little bit offensive (for myself) so I decided that I need something light for cover up. I opt for tinted moisturizer and have been doing my research around the web for quite some time. I then decided to buy MAC Studio Moisture Fix. So last Friday as I and hubby went to the centrum for koopavond (when the stores up til late! 9 pm, that is), I went through the make up counters at Bijenkorf and wanted to ask the sales assistant at MAC for Studio Moisture Fix. But they seemed a bit busy at that time so I wander around to Bobbi Brown counter. My friend Retno already told me how much she loves their tinted moisturizer and I was kinda sold but I think the price tag would be too much for me.

Friday, February 24, 2012

China Glaze Sugar High

China Glaze Sugar High is a part of their Up & Away collection back from December 2009. I was a bit late in purchasing this polish, I bought it around last year. From the Up & Away collection I bought Sugar High and Four Leaf Clover :)

I once tried wearing this but I thought it was too bright for the day so I clean it off. This is only the second time I wear Sugar High so I decided to post about it here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Hi there!
So, for Valentine's Day this year the top highlight of my day was getting my first haircut in Netherland :) Yes it is quite a big step because for the last two years I was very careful about who is cutting my hair.

I have naturally wavy hair, but not in an awesome kinda way. I straightened it regularly. The first time I straighten it was quite a disaster, damaged my hair so badly. And by the time the wavy part already outgrown the straightness, I got a haircut that basically got rid of the straight parts. Which left me clueless about how to style it. It was during my final college year and I was busy and hopeless bout my hair so I went for blow dry almost every two days (wasting money!).

Then I figured I need to straighten it again, but in different place where I can be comfortable and sure that I am not damaging my hair, or at least lessen the damage. I found what I asked with Yumie, a hairstylist quite far from my home. She offered Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy and gave me advices about how to take care of my hair. Since my hair was quite damaged at the time, she had to cut the ends to get rid of split ends, then she straighten it. I love that the result was not entirely straight like a broom ;P Since then I shampoo+conditioner+mask religiously.

After about 9 months my hair started to get wavy again, I already knew that it would only be straight for approximately 8 months. I went to her place again and mentioned that I am growing my hair long for the wedding in November. I switched my haircare to Schwarzkopf after that. I love their Repair Rescue line :) Between these times I only got my haircut by her or by one more trusted one at Irwan, named Ma'in (introduced by my friend Retno :D). Even though when I was growing my hair longer, I only went for haircut to fix my layers and make sure of getting rid of split ends, I only got my haircut by these two. The last one I got was after the wedding. After growing it long and maintaining it, I want to go back to my short bob :) so I went to Irwan and got my bob back.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Late Monday Post and Update

I pasted this poll from makeupandbeautyblog :) I've always wanted to fill it but I think since I don't have a beauty blog I hesitated for sometime :P (I hesitated for lots of things already, should stop :P) So here goes...

1. Mood:

Right now I am quite bubbly and looking forward to Valentine's Day next week

2. How do you feel about teal eyeliner?

I love them! I usually don't buy eyeliners aside from black ones, but I bought MAC's Undercurrent cuz it's just so beautiful

3. The name of a perfume you own but never wear?

I have Lancome Miracle and Thierry Mugler Angel Lily that I keep at my Mom's wardrobe back in Jakarta. I love Lancome Miracle but the Angel Lily seems too mature for me. I still don't have them with me now tho :)