Category: NYX



Hi all ^___^

Oohhhh, it’s a month of beauty box all over in Indonesia. Beauty enthusiast is racing to be the first who grabbed these boxes, no wonder almost all of them is sold out within the first week of announcing. And I’m lucky enough to be invited by LolaBox on their first beauty box!

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As someone who wants to be the first to try on new cosmetics on the block and realizing it is NOT an easy task to be able to gather all the products out there in the same time with all the events, invitations and writings to do in the same time, these boxes may come in handy. It is impossible to buy everything in the market, especially when all I want is a first bite without digesting the whole pie.

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Here are all the first bites I get from LolaBox April 2013 edition. From makeup to skincare and perfume is here. Gift certificate and makeup lessons from NYX, Taman Sari Spa, etc. The products inside the box consist of:

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel
Sebamed Clear Face Deep Cleansing Facial Toner
Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Bar
Orlane Extreme Line Reducing Lip Care
Be 21 EDP By Orlane (7,5 ml)
Orlane Anagenese 25+ First Time Fighting Care
Orlane Anagenese 25+ First Time Fighting Care Eye Contour
Platinum Ristra Longlasting Lipstick Chic Lavender
from Taman Sari Royal Heritage ( Murut Bodyscrub, Cocoa Series Body Scrub, Papaya Enzyme Series Body Scrub, and Green Coconut Series Conditioner.

Some like the lipsticks and Sebamed may be used several times while some are so tiny and comes in a sample sizes, I think it’s really is first bite (as in just one bite).

 
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This is the box, as seen above, it can be used as makeup box, present box, or storage box for other stuffs. Simple yet pretty.

The whole box when opened smells like a spa thanks to Scentsibility.

Now, here are the reviews and some first glance try out in using the products given.

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Orlane Extreme Line Reducing Care can be used immediately and give instant result as well. The lines on my lips are filled out in a jiffy without those sticky feeling like most lip balm do. I love this product and I think I want to have the full size of it. Product like this is considered brilliant and suitable to be in the box, since customer can try it and get instant result.

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While others seems a bit too little for the customer to even see a changes made. But we can try the texture, scent or sensitivity caused on the skin. This is beneficial for those who have a rather delicate condition due to their allergic reaction.

The perfume reminds me a lot of a … tissue ^__^ the smell is really like perfumed tissue back in those days when I’m still in primary.

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These are the close up view of the texture of Orlane skincare for the face and eye. Both are light and easy to use. Due to the size, I can only use them for 3-5 days.

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Products from Taman Sari Royal Heritage. Customer may try and tested which scrub they prefer, I like the Papaya Enzyme best (the one with the orange color) since it smells good. But since they are so tiny the body scrub couldn’t even finish a leg. The conditioner is okay and quite pampering. The size is enough for short – medium length hair.

I wish they all come in bigger sizes ^__^ but I think the variety is relatively good as customers has ideas of this brand and can feel the spa ambiance it brings.

Inside the box, Lola also gives us a piece of paper which shown the prices of the products sold (in regular size).

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The last item I’ve tried is Chic Lavender by Ristra. The lipstick is a bit moisturizing and easy to use, but the color appears different than what I expected a chic lavender would be. It looks like a normal pinkish red lipstick.

Overall,
LolaBox deliver the box to me on the day they say it would be.
All the products given are exactly the same as the one received by my friends
The box when received in in good condition, neat, and tidy.
I love the letter that comes in each box and the scent coming out from it.
I like the variety inside the box and the quantity as well.
I think LolaBox is suitable for beauty enthusiasts who want a nice surprise knocking on their door every month, consistently and dependable.

Thank you LolaBox, hopefully more products and more items can be delivered by you every month.

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Hi all,

this item is not a spanking brand new item in the market, it’s been around for months and get rave reviews for being so spot on in terms of fulfilling the needs of putting the precise eyeliners in set.

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The innovative design is said to be ergonomic, which means made in the shape where it follows our human’s form.

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The pointy tip with fine sturdy brushes, delivers the black lines to enhance the eyes and the whole look.

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The spec seems very impressive, let’s put them on the test.


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First, it’s the ergonomic design, it does shaped like our fingers. Instead of a pen shaped liner, the curve does made application easier. But, how about the quality, let’s see the before image all the way until finish.

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Plain and haven’t use anything and below is after the base is done and start drawing the lines.

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Here’s a close-up look where the lines is not as steady or as even as I want it to, not because of the ink, it does come out even but the brush is not as smooth nor slippery as I want too. It’s like drawing with marker. Since the lid may crease, the marker-y liner will pull the lid.

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So it wont be a straight defined line, but this problem can be tackled by pulling the eyelid outward direction from the outer side of the face by pulling near the eyes (temple). Pull the right temple outward direction away from the face when applying the right lid and pull the left temple outward direction away from the face when applying the left lid.

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The ink also not instantly dry, it is considered quick but not instant. I have to wait about +/- 15 seconds (with a fan) before being comfortable in everything I do next. In the image above is when I immediately open the eyes and somehow it become a bit messy on the top of the lid and when I try to clean it, the stain move down haha! But don’t worry it is again a quick dry, not instantly dry so I can immediately fix it before it sets.

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These are the results from many angles.

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Bottom line oh wait should I say upper line ^__–

The ink does resist water once set but not waterproof. Stays on the place for hours and hours without smudging. But when rubbed it will crumble.  The shape of the curve does help in terms of application especially for those whose having problems with conventional shape and creating a perfect line. The firm tip can make a fine thin line or sharp thick line in a matter of pressure.

Practice does make perfect and with the Curve I do have faster time being an apprentice.





Hi everyone,

as always IBB has come with another makeup challenge not to be missed ^__^ This month’s theme is Bling It On, inspired by diamante and products that’s on the stake is from NYX. You got to won a set of hampers worth Rp.500.000. There will be two winner as always so the total prize is Rp.1000.000.

Don’t forget the staffs of IBB and past winners are not allowed to participate.

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So, as a staff myself, I’m just going to share my version of Bling It On.

Above is my before look, so plain ^__^

A pre-cleanse skin with toner, serum and moisturizer.

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Step 1:

Using an All In One BB Cream from The Body Shop in 02. A little bit too dark for my skin tone but I’ll compensate it with a fair Cyber White EX compact from Estee Lauder which is a bit too light on me.

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The BB Cream starts as white cream and by dabbing it all over the skin, they’ll turn into skin tones accordingly.

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After the BB Cream is well spread.

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Step 2. To finish off the base I’m using compact by Estee Lauder by using the sponge and carefully blend everything well since sometime it can be cakey. But by adding Revlon loose powder somehow they are able to create a harmony.

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Step 3.

Using a highlighter, bronzer and shading all in one with that famous item from The Body Shop. Which I think wonderful and able to give me an enhance cheek bone. Shaping the face to be more contoured than before.

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Step 4:

Adding some blush action for that healthy perky rosy glow also using a product from The Body Shop.

Step 5.

Eye shadow and eye brow pencil from ZA

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Step 5.

NYX, The Curve, an eyeliner with unique shape and design which made using eyeliner easier. The curvy tool made the hand stay steadier while during application deliver rigid line. So don’t try to do a straight line all the way. Make small lines and connect them that smooth lines above the eyes.

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Below is the result. Since the look focusing near the eyes area, I’m making a slightly longer lines with a wink upward.

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Using an eyelash curler from Shu Uemura only to help the lashes to curls.

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Before the final step which is decorating, colored eye lenses, and fake lashes, I use the lip gloss from The Body Shop, it smells berry-licious but found to be quite sticky.

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I hope it add some tiny bling on the look thou’

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By using eyelash glue, I add some bling on forehead. And some heart shaped gold dusts (product by IZU) on the rear sides.

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One on the right side and one on the left.

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The images are taken with 2 different camera, iPhone and Fujifilm Fine Pix. iPhone able to capture normal light with more focused on details on low resolution, while Fine Pix absorbed light more with higher resolution yet unable to focus on closed range.

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I hope you get the idea ^_^ 


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But I feel I need more bling so I added one more but still in an ambiance of simplicity and hoping to see the contestant to take it further and really bling it on!

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Check out my full transformation below of before, and after all are done.
  
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Make yours soon and see you on Indonesian Beauty Blogger Facebook Group!

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NYX BL 17 CHLOE Lipstick

Hi Lippie girls,

It’s time to do a review for a lipstick. Now it’s NYX Chloe. A very strong dark pink with a bit of deep purple/bluish hue. Shy girls beware! It might not be the one for you.

Yes, it is used, for quite some time in fact.

The oh-so-creamy texture can be felt immediately during swatches, crazy creamy!


Left: No blot.       Right: After tissue blot

These are my lips, naked, and colored. You can get as vivid as you want or milder when you blot a tissue or gently used a lip brush. The color stays strong for 3 hours or so, depends on your habit. The creamy effect didn’t last that long. But for a 4 bucks a piece, I ain’t complaining anything.

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Product details:

Our classic formula delivers everything you want in a liquid eye liner—sharp application, lasting color and a quick-dry ability—and then some with 16 riveting shades from pink to baby green and ocean. With this many looks to choose from, you might be inspired to switch up your eye liner every day of the week.


INGREDIENTS: Water, Iron Oxides(CI 77499), PVP, Butylene Glycol, Montmorillonite, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Phenoxy Ethanol, Ethylparaben, Disodium EDTA.

From NYX Website





First I thought, WOW gold, when can I use gold? It looks too glamor and eye catching, it may be perfect for a party gal that loves all the attention in the world but for me? I like natural makeup and looking spotless, gold made little mistake seems noticeable.



But I proved myself wrong. Put a bit on the top it can help open up my eyes for a brighter look. Unlike normal liner (black, deep brown, dark brown, and you know the rest of the dark age) the gold color still gives me a soft look. I can go nuts by applying more for a hipper look.

During application: The liquid is easy to use and quite fast to dry, comfy, since I hate closing my eyes too long and wait for the liner to dry. After dry, for about 20 -30 minutes I feel it harden and feels so thick, again when I’m complaining, the feeling of hardness reduced and my eye lids are happy again and wont feel a burden anymore.

And it stays all day long ^_^

Cleaning: Use your eye makeup remover and voila! You’re done with it!



Gold is now my best friend too.