Feeling cute! This blusher makes me super kawaii


Who else is a sucker for cute makeup?

April and May were hella months for me since my office moved farther than our old one and I got less schedule than I usually had. It wasn’t easy, but I managed somehow. I took a little break from writing blog but found myself finished a chapter of my fanfiction. I came back almost a year I left the story hanging lol

But worry not, I have some blogposts coming up after this one.

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Skincare for Beginners

Do you use skincare everyday? Or you only use it once when you’re about to go out of the house?
Whichever you do, it’s very important to use skincare as your daily routine every morning and night. Why is skincare important? Because it is your skin treatment! Taking care of your skin needs commitment. The result is not instant, I prove it myself. But if you’re into it, you’ll see the improvement in years. Better starts late than never!

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Colourpop Trio

It’s about time to give my thoughts on this chic and affordable brand.

I have been using the two Ultra Satin Lips and the Super Shock Shadow for a while now. Colourpop  always releases more collection really quick than a blink of my eyes. They now have pressed shadows which I’ve been eyeing and the Peachy collection quad I’m really wanting to get. But save it for later!

Beauty Youtuber KathleenLights praised Ultra Satin Lips to have better formula than the Ultra Matte Lips. With that, I quickly got myself USL Alyssa from her collection and last month buy another one with the eyeshadow.

I really like Colourpop liquid lipstick’s packaging. It’s very classy and cute–you can see the shades you pick just by looking at the tube. It has the brand name and the type of lipstick with monochrome tone which make it more sophisticated. But too bad it will fade after I put it into makeup pouch and crash with other makeups.

Talk about the formula, Ultra Satin Lips does have a very unique one. It is creamy and very opaque even by one swipe. It’s going to be matte after leaving it several minutes and a bit sticky at the very first time. However, it doesn’t dry my lips as other matte liquid lipsticks do to me. I honestly cannot compare this to Ultra Matte Lips because I haven’t tried any Colourpop UML before. But I can tell you that I really like these Alyssa and Screenshot a lot. Screenshot described as midtone nude peach, contrast to Alyssa that is a muted pink. Quirky fact: I purchased Alyssa because of the name. My Mama was a big fan of Alyssa Milano back then, and at first she wanted to name me Alyssa. I don’t know why she gave me another name other than Alyssa, yet I still think that’s such a pretty name. So now I like the name Alyssa and maybe some other time I will use this name for something…lol

 

Okay, moving on to the eyeshadow.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow I bought is Wattles.

Many beauty bloggers say this shade is a transition shade, which means you can use it to blend the outer corner of your eyes using this to soften other shades. No, scratch that. I don’t know what exactly am I talking about.

On the website, Wattles is described as dusty satin beige pink. The color is neutral and looks quite sheer on me. I think it will look the best on people with fairer complexion. The formula is very soft and pigmented. It is somehow buttery and feels wet, doesn’t have any fallout at all! It’s best to use finger and dab it on the lid. I like using it alone or as a base shadow for pinky or purple-y eye look.

Some people say that the formula is hard to work with brushes–only synthetic brush will do. Now, I haven’t tried it with any brush, but I did try to blend it using my fluffy blending brush from Armando Caruso and it worked just fine.

Those are my Colourpop products I have so far. I really like them and definitely purchase more very soon.

Thank you so much for reading ^^

Minnie’s January Tunes

Last month was the time I discovered some catchy tunes,  be it old or new.

I’ve been listening to soundtracks from Korean drama and my ears need more English to listen lolol so my playlist is basically a mix among English, soundtracks, J-Pops, K-Pops, instrumental songs. Anything that’s good to listen to.

Here are some of the songs I’m still enjoying in my playlist up today:

  • OneRepublic – Future Looks Good
  • Tori Kelly – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing (SING Movie Soundtrack)
  • Rachel Plattern – Stand By You
  • SIA – The Greatest
  • Heize – Round and Round (OST Goblin K-Drama)
  • Ruelle – I Get To Love You
  • Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo – Close

And that’s it.

I think  I’ll likely make this kind of post monthly. But maybe not too.

Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

[Review] Avene Thermal Spring Water

I’ve read online that some of beauty bloggers raved this stuff.

And now I’m going to be one of them lol

I was first introduced to Avene Thermal Spring Water when I read on my favorite Indonesian beauty blogger Agnes Oryza. She shared how this spray calmed troubled skin, as I DO have. I mean–breakouts, redness, dehydrated. Aren’t they trouble? And if you see from the back of the can spray, Avene is formulated for irritated skin.

Seems dreamy, right?

But it does what it claims. I use this for everything: toner, setting spray, refreshner, whatever I want it! It soothes redness–active breakouts and sunburn on my face. I spray it after makeup and my complexion looks hydrated, no crack or dry patches. I love the fact that it comes in can spray.

Last week I got very bad skin allergy and had to stop my skincare routine. It was only a few days but my skin feels bumpy and dull. So I started using Hatomugi and Avene only, before I went back to my routine. The combination is superb! My fave feels softer and smooth instantly. I feel like this thermal water spray helps to regenerate my skin to its best condition. My face, mainly around my cheeks are texture because of bumpy acne scare and horrible facial marks. With Avene, my cheeks don’t feel so rough–they’re smooth. Now, if only this can repair my damaged skin lolol a girl can only wish (*´罒`*)

Anyhoo, I LOVE Avene Thermal Water. It’s more pricey than other water sprays (I see you, E**an), but it’s definitely worth the money. Mind you that my skin is supeeerr sensitive but I have no problem at all with this product. 

It retails IDR 188k for 150mL and IDR 100k for 50mL in Guardian Indonesia.

Thank you for reading and see you on the next post 😘