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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Unboxing Althea's Box Holiday Edition #2: Red & Black Box


You must be familiar with Althea if you're a Korean beauty lover. This time, Althea has just launched Althea Beauty Box which contains various Korean beauty products selected by Althea's beauty experts in much cheaper price. I mean, who doesn't like discounts?
About last week, I got a Christmas present from Althea and Clozette Indonesia, the Althea Box Holiday Edition: Red & Black Box. Curious on what's inside? Check out my unboxing video below! More about Althea Box also provided below ^^

Friday, December 16, 2016

Matte Lip Coat Instead Of Matte Lipstick? BLP's Lip Coat in Persimmon Pie


A few while back, the beauty blogger world of Indonesia was shaken by the launching of a new matte lip product, lip coat, created by MUA-slash-beauty blogger, Lizzie Parra. Okay, maybe that was a hyperbole but seriously, almost every beauty blogger reviewed and raved about this lip coat which claimed to finish off matte but still moisturize the lips well. If you follow my posts here, you might have known that I'm not really into matte lips since my lips get dry pretty easily. I was very excited to try this BLP's Lip Coat so how was the result? I might be kinda late in the review game but it doesn't hurt to read my opinions, right?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review: Shu Uemura's Brave Beauty - Satin Radiant Stick in Orange Coral


I never was a blush person. I can go on with my makeup routines without using blush at all which is why my blush collection is far less than my lipsticks/lip tints/lip stains collection.
This is the first time I tried cream type of blush, courtesy of Shu Uemura, so if you're curious on my opinion about this cream blush, read the full review below!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Makeup Tutorial: Korean Daily Makeup using only One Blender Sponge + One Brush


It's probably a common knowledge that Koreans love makeup. I almost never saw Koreans, especially Korean girls, walking around bare-faced. Here's a tutorial to my daily makeup routines during my stay in Korea with only one blender sponge and one brush!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Burgundy Autumn


It's November already which marks the end of autumn and the weather is getting colder. Just like the one I posted during spring, I'm back with another FOTD-slash-OOTD post for this season. I personally like spring more because the weather is much friendlier than autumn's weather which is quite unpredictable.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain #104: Fuchsia Tomboy


Bright lip color always do its job well in brightening up your whole complexion. That's one of the reason why I love using bright/bold lip colors, although most of the time it makes me look more mature than I actually am.
YSL is widely known for their high-end makeup, especially their Rouge Rose lipstick which has been a huge hit over the year. On top of that, YSL's lip products' quality is raved by lots of beauty bloggers.
I thought that at first, I wouldn't need any high-end brands for lip products but my thoughts are proven wrong after I tried YSL RPC Glossy Stain. I personally think that this product is as good as the other YSL lip products but gets less attention than the others.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hair Care A-Z: Hair Loss? No More!

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Living and going to college in a foreign country with a language that you learnt only six months before has it perks but also has its drawbacks. One of them is dealing with stress. I never lived apart from my family before but by coming to Korea, I have to live apart from them which made me experienced a lot of stress in my subconscious mind. The result of the stress? Abnormal hair fall, thus severe hair loss. If you follow me on either Instagram or Snapchat, you might have seen that my hair was a lot thinner when I went back from Korea for holiday. Fortunately, my hair is growing back now and here are the secrets.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Korean's Bright Skin Secret: Sarange's Maxy Snow Natural Whitening Cream


We often see Korean girls with bright and clear skin either in dramas or music shows but what are their secret? Living in Korea for half a year got me into an understanding that the beauty standard of Korean girls is very homogeneous. Here, girls have to have pearly white and bright skin, slim figures, and cutesy features to be called beautiful. Thus, the reason I encountered many whitening creams here that offer instant whitening effect. I've tried some of them on the counters but it looked very unnatural which makes me skeptical at first to try this Sarange's Maxy Snow.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Brighter Skin with Vitacreme B12 Lightening Day Cream & Day Cream Sun Protection


Being on vacation, I sleep late and wake up late which is probably the reason why my skin has gotten darker recently. Fortunately, I got these Vitacreme B12 products with lightening effect from Sociolla. I've been using these for the past two weeks and the result?

Friday, August 26, 2016

Review: Armando Caruso no. 15 Angled Contour Brush


Previously, I've been looking for angled brush for contouring because the brush set I'm currently using doesn't have angled brush. It was such a coincidence that Sociolla offered IDR 100.000 voucher for the Sociolla Box May Edition. I looked for angled brush immediately and found this.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Autumn Collaboration (+Tutorial)


The season autumn is very identical with bolder colors such as burgundy. But! I made a twist into my makeup. I used deep burgundy instead of the usual burgundy. In addition, I collaborated with my fellow blogger friends from blogger est. 1997 to present you makeup tutorials for this autumn season. Definitely check out their looks too below ^^

Friday, August 12, 2016

Review: Emina Eye Do! Pencil Eyeliner


Previously, I wasn't much a fan of pencil eyeliners but recently, I've been learning on how to tight line my eyes so I had to have at least one pencil eyeliner. My choice fell on Emina's Eye Do Pencil Eyeliner in brown. Brown because simply, it's less bold than black.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Review: Armando Caruso 101KM Mini Kabuki Brush


Whether we want it or not, we will need a makeup brush in our makeup pouches one day. I, myself, am a type of person who needs at least one makeup brush and one blender sponge in my makeup pouch. Here's a review to a cute tiny kabuki brush that I fell in love with recently.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#AltheaTurns1: Happy Birthday Althea! (+Unboxing Video)


Althea has stole many beauty enthusiasts' hearts since their launch back in April with its reasonable price and also unique products from unique brands. Althea itself has launched in several other countries and as of today (July 20th 2016), Althea celebrates their first birthday! I wish Althea happiest birthday and below, you can see the unboxing video of the Althea's Pink Box that I got a while back and Althea's Birthday Box which arrived earlier today.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Korea Spring/Summer Haul


As seen on my previous vlog, South Korea is like a heaven for beauty enthusiasts. I had a lot of things that I wanted to buy but what could I do? I'm just a student with limited allowance. I can't buy many products but here are some that I managed to buy ^^

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

[Violet Brush x PinkuRoom] Life As A Beauty Blogger


Being a beauty blogger is not as easy as everyone thought. Sometimes people do underestimate us and Dewi and I took on this sensitive matter into a heart to heart video about living as a beauty blogger. Please do note that we didn't intend on offending anyone through our blunt confessions.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Unboxing Sociolla Box March & April Edition


I believe some of you have gotten bored in seeing Sociolla Box-related blog posts but I'm gonna post mine anyway. As some of you might have known, I was abroad for my studies and now I'm currently back in Jakarta for holiday. These two Sociolla Boxes arrived when I was abroad so I just had the chance to open them. Are you curious on what's inside?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

VioLog#1: Campus Tour, Korean Cosmetics Roadshops, Soft Tofu Stew, Gwangalli Beach


Ever since I arrived in South Korea, I have received quite an amount of requests to make a Vlog so as you requested, my very first random vlog.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review: Trinz-NessyChoice Horse & Mink Hair False Eyelashes


False eyelashes may not be in one's everyday makeup routines but it can't be denied that false eyelashes could boost up our makeup. Me, myself, is a huge addict of false eyelashes even though I only use it on special occasions. I love to try various designs of false eyelashes so I was very happy when Trinz offered me to try some of their horse hair and mink hair false eyelashes, crafted by hand and cruelty-free.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Makeup Tutorial: Unpretty Rapstar's Cheetah-Inspired Smokey Makeup For Monolid/Asian Eyes


Smokey makeup is one of the most common eye makeup style but at the same time, it's one eye makeup style that could be developed into another variety of eye makeup style. Cheetah from Unpretty Rapstar has always had her own signature smokey makeup and a friend of mine asked me to make a re-creation of Cheetah's makeup so here it is. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Easy and Smooth Makeup with beautyblender®


Since its launch a few years back, a lot of beauty enthusiasts have been raving about this tiny pink egg. I was pretty skeptical at first because I thought, what would be so different when it's just a sponge? I finally gave it a try and yes, people, it's different from your usual sponge. Read to the end to find out the difference I felt while using beautyblender®!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Greyscale Spring


This post could be considered as late since spring is almost over. I should've posted this post last month but my laptop's charger decided to get itself broken. Nonetheless, here's my fashion-related post after a while.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Birthday Wishlist


My birthday is coming up in a month! So to "celebrate", I'm making a birthday wishlist featuring Sociolla. Are you curious which products are on my wishlist?

Friday, April 15, 2016

One-Stop Korean Beauty Products

Have you ever contemplated on where to buy those tempting Korean beauty products? You want to buy from an online shop but you don't trust them too much or you want to buy it from a beauty e-commerce but the price is too high? Then, let me introduce you to Althea, a beauty e-commerce specializing in Korean beauty products with reasonable price, directly shipped from Korea!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Get Your Curly Hair Ready in a Minute with Beauphoria

It's been a while since I purchased this Beauphoria curling iron and I could say I'm impressed. Besides that it makes curling my hair a lot easier, the curls also stays on my hair for quite a long time. I got a request on ask.fm to do a review of this curling iron, so here we go!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Add A Touch of "Red" To Your Skin Regimen For Brighter & Supple Skin

Previously, I never considered how important serum is for my skin. Let me tell you, serum is pretty important. I came across this serum from Skin&Lab from the review of a Thai blogger and once I gave it a try, it did magic on my skin. There's significant improvement on my skin after I used it for about 2 weeks.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hair Care A-Z: Chemical Treatments That Damage Your Hair

Some of my friends often ask me questions like, "Will this treatment damage my hair?", "Will my hair get damaged if I bleach my hair?", and etc. If your hair is going to be exposed to chemical treatments, I will undoubtedly say that your hair much or less will get damaged. However, how damaged your hair will get? In this post, I'll list the least damaging to the most damaging chemical treatments based on my own experience.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#asknatashajs: The First Question & Answer Video

A while back, I got a request to make a Q&A video. I was a little bit pessimistic at first like would there be any questions that people are curious about me? But then, the questions I received were a lot more than I thought so I want to thank everyone who has sent the questions in. I've answered all the questions in the video and if you're not Indonesian, I provided Engllish subtitles so you don't have to worry.

Friday, February 12, 2016

[Violet Brush x The Quirky Alien] Dea Did My Makeup! Valentine's Edition

It's a few days away from Valentine! Have you made plans for this Valentine? Or perhaps, are you still confused about your makeup for your Valentine's date? Then check out Dea's and mine collaboration video below ^^

Friday, February 5, 2016

Make Up For Ever's Artist Plexi-Gloss, The Pigmented Lip Gloss

We all have this prejudice that lip glosses always have sheer colors and poor staying power. It might be true for some products yet you need to try this Artist Plexi-Gloss from Make Up For Ever (MUFE). For a lip gloss, it has really pigmented color, however how about its staying power?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Take a lot of Mask Selfies with SNP's Animal Dragon Soothing Mask

Are you bored with your usual plain white mask sheets? Maybe it's time for you to try this cute animal mask from SNP and take lots of mask selfies. I first tried this product because Fasyen gifted it to me. However, you can purchase yours from my blog sale.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Moisturizing Matte Lipstick: 3CE's Lip Lacquer in Super Coral

Korean makeup has been gaining a lot attention over the last five year and 3CE is one of the brand that's getting popular lately. Being the sub-brand of the famous clothing brand, Style Nanda, it has not only gained popularity but also proven their quality. Although I would say that 3CE's price is a little bit higher than the usual Korean brands we found, more like to mid-high end.
Today, I would like to bring you my recent favorite lip products from 3CE that I got from Zephyr. Currently, I'm in love with 3CE's Lip Lacquer in Super Coral. Not only the color is very pretty and suit my skin tone well, I'm also in love with the formula.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Review: The Face Shop's Honey Suckle Body Exfoliator

You might have known that I have a thing with body scrubs (or exfoliator) and The Face Shop's Honey Suckle Body Exfoliator is my current favorite. Honestly to say, this product satisfied me very much compared to my usual Etude House's Know Your Body Soft Cream Scrub (review here).