Monday, March 11, 2019

Kissable On Fleek Lips using Maybelline Drugstore 24H SSMI

6:18 PM

Hello gorgeous, welcome back to this blog! Been excited to share this one post with you from a while ago – since the product is very happening and it’s from a well-known drugstore beauty brand. Best one to suit IT girl kinda type, now they’re expanding the product line onto a matte lipstick. Yup, that’s Maybelline! Being ordinary is not enough, so they create the superstay series. This one claimed to stay on our skin for a long time – 24 hours for the foundation and 16 hours for the lip cream – or matte ink, they’d rather say. 


Product Claim
-      Long weartime until 16 hours without touch up
-      Intense color
-      Transfer proof
-      Comfort
-      20 unique shades 
Formulated with Elastic Ink Technology and unique arrow applicator, only need one dip and you’ll get full coverage on your lips that will last up to 16 hours, even after eat and drink. 

Packaging & Applicator

This one’s has a unique packaging – different from other matte lipstick that I usually see. Having bigger size than the others, with its color on the bottle. Not a transparent one, more onto printed color which is exactly the same with the shades of the product. This is amazing – since usually when brands print the shade colors they’ll be no match (or more of a similar,not the exact same color). This long lasting matte lipstick has a square bottle without outer box, so you’ll need to take a good care of the packaging or else it’d get dirt easily.
As they claimed, the applicator is pretty unique. As you can see in the picture, it has arrow shaped applicator, which makes it even easier to apply the product onto our lips. Even it can reach the edges. 

Texture & Scent
The texture is pretty unique. As it claimed to be a matte ink – I’d expect it would be different than other lip cream on the market. And that’s true, it has thicker texture. More of sticky, I’d rather say. Stickier than the normal lip cream, but still wearable. You’ll need more than one minute to wait until your lips are dry, and you’ll be free from the stickiness. Worth the pigmentation tho! 
It has something good in the scent. I can smell something sweet, more like chocolate or vanilla- I can’t pick which one’s true. The point is it makes me happy whenever I use it, since it has a good scent inside. Or should we try, asking someone to kiss and tell what kind of smell it is? Lol, just kidding! ;p Chillax.

Color and Pigmentation
It claimed to be having an intense color. I’d say it has the best pigmentation of all lip cream I’ve ever tried. Even the nude ones, amazingly they can cover my not-so-fresh lip color! About the bold ones, well no hesitation needed. They clearly covered all lips with full coverage. I don’t know how the formulation process when they create the product, thumbs up anyway! 
They now have 20 colors available in Indonesia – the nudes and non-nudes. All I’ve got here are 10 mixed shades, so here’s the swatches of all colors. 
I love almost all the colors, well if you ask me to choose one of my favorite Maybelline matte lipstick then it’s gonna be really hard. Not a good picker, so I’d rather choose to have them all! Hahaha. 

I thought some colors are not-so-wearable for a daily look, but anyway we have to enjoy life and wearing colorful lipstick is part of it. Why not? As for me, I’ll wear different color on different mood and occasions. 
Wear Test
Of course, the highly-asked content about lip cream review is the wear test. Usually you asked me about the color intensity after eating or drinking. But one of my buddy that I met through student exchange, Petty, asked a unique question. She said, she always lose the color after ablution, whatever the product is. I’ve never heard of that, so this question is kinda new. She said, to prove it maybe I’ll need to gargle around 7 times (because I don’t do ablution or shalat and it’s kinda similar she said). Well, challenge accepted! 
I wore the lip cream, gargle around 7 times, eat everything I have at home and office, and still come back home with almost-perfect lip color. Some part might be gone but still have stain, but the outer part are just fine. I can conclude that this baby has a great color intensity, and truly long-wearing. 
Another thing, I feel really comfortable while wearing this SSMI by Maybelline for a whole day. The thing I felt is just a normal matte feels, but for those of you having dry lips you might re-think before trying this product. You might want to use some lip balm before and after using this product, and you’ll be fine. 
Final thought
After trying this product for a whole day, swatch all colors they have, I choose to recommend the product to all matte lips lovers! Yes, this helps a lot for someone who doesn’t like to do touch up too often, or someone with tight schedule. You’ll look perfect every day, so chillax! 
If you find it hard to wipe the product, I suggest to use some oil-based product like Nivea eye and lip makeup remover or Garnier Oil infused micellar water – it wipes the product away only in one swipe tho. 

Price: IDR 115.000
Get them at: Online channel, offline stores like Guardian watsons lotte mart etc
Repurchase/Recommend: Yes
It’ll take you forever to empty the tube since you’ll only need one dip to cover all the lips – so it’s kind of investment on each color you get. ;p


Thanks for coming by, see you on my next post babe!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

L'occitane Rose Series

6:53 PM
Hello gorgeous! Having fun with perfume post, today I’m gonna share another recommendation of body care range and perfume with my favorite scent: Floral, specifically Rose. 

Who doesn’t love floral scent? I believe even though everyone has their own style in fragrance, almost everyone love floral. It’s fresh, reminds us of relaxation and good times, right? It applies on me to, whenever I’m stressed and needs to refresh my mind I seek for floral scent. One of my favorite from floral family is rose. Its surely fresh and feminine. L’occitane has some products under this Rose variant, let’s get to know them! 

L’occitane is a French luxury skincare brand with high-quality manufactures, organic-based skincare products, surely expensive but worth every penny you spend. 

L’occitane Roses Et Reines Body Milk
Claim: This body milk seduces with its delicate softness and perfumes the skin with the fresh and velvety fragrance of the Grasse, Bulgarian, Moroccan, and Turkish roses. Rich in nourishing grapeseed oil, this light body milk absorbs quickly, leaving the skin soft to the touch. 


This body milk comes in a cylindrical sturdy plastic bottle with flip-top cap, and comes in multiple size. I really love how they thought about the packaging sizes. It suits you at home and when you’re traveling. For someone like me, I’ll get both since I want to smell good when I’m wandering around. 
It comes in baby pink color (pale i can say) with runny consistency and watery texture. Not to wonder why it is very easy to apply and spread evenly over my skin. It would provide you perfect hydration while keeping your skin soft and moisturized. The best suggestion is to use this within -10 minutes after bath. 
The fragrance has mesmerizing fresh velvety rosy fragrance, which is neither too sweet nor over scented, one of the nicest rosy fragrance I’ve ever tried. 
Price: IDR 190.000 (75ml) / IDR 500.000 (250ml)

Rose Et Reines Bath & Shower Gel
Claim: this shower gel gently cleanses the skin, leaving it delicately perfumed with the fresh ad velvety fragrance of the grasse, Bulgarian, morrocan, and Turkish roses. As a foaming bath, it transforms into a rich foam infused with a fresh and slightly fruity fragrance. 


Just like the body milk, it comes in a sturdy plastic bottle with flip top cap in golden color. No risk of leaking and causing a mess for sure, that’s why I love this kind of packaging. Even tho, some might thought this bottle is too simple and conventional. 
As for the color and texture, it has light tea color (and transparent of course) and very silky in texture. While using this shower gel, you’ll somehow feel like your skin is covered with silk. 
The fragrance is still in a perfect amount – not too soft but not too strong. This is super relaxing, both for women who use this product and the other who smells the scent. This baby doesn’t a pro in moisturizing, that’s why you’ll need to use another moisturizer right after bathing.
Price: IDR 350.000 (250ml) 

L’occitane Roses et Reines Eau de Toilette
This perfume comes in a very simple, round, and clear glass bottle with grooves running lengthwise. It isn’t awfully fancy but surely simple and cute enough to put on your vanity. The perfume liquid is tinted in a soft pink shade. 
This baby has an elegant and silky rose scent with fresh fruity accent, just like her sisters above. 


Top notes: bergamot, cassia
Middle notes: Bulgarian rose, grasse rose, Turkish rose, Moroccan rose, blackberry
Base notes: white cedar extract, heliotrope, musk

On first impression I can detect a tiny amount of citrus but quickly the rosy middle notes engulf the senses. Roses et Reines isn’t a complex scent, its more onto highlighting the rose scent. With the blackberry and bergamot inside, it does have a fruity twist while the musk and cedar warms up the rose by a tiny bit amount. This rose fragrance can stay around me for quite a few hours. 

Overall, this is simple and lovely rose perfume to grab around, for those rose and floral scent lovers, or simply you with feminine and elegant preference. 
Price: IDR 895.000 (75ml)

That’s all for the rose range by L’occitane, you can get the products at : Rose Seriesor get another fragrances at L’occitane Fragrance

Thanks for coming by, see you on my next post, babes!

L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick & Les Chocolates

6:47 PM
Hello gorgeous, welcome back to jennitanuwijaya! After being not-so-active on my blog, now I'm trying to come back and be more productive. Yep, lately I've been sick (infected by unspecified virus) and thank God I finally started to get back to myself, even though not 100% healthy but still I feel like I can do things now. Well, to start fresh, let's talk about lipstick!

Yes, it's a well-known liquid lipstick by the famous L'oreal brand, which has been hype since late 2018. They've already launched the Pro Matte series and Pro Matte Gloss series, and now they're adding the Les Chocolates series into the family. So, what's the difference?

This pro matte series is actually claimed to be a long-wearing liquid lipstick formulated by L'oreal, made to stay with your lips longer than anything. You can eat, drink, or even kiss and it's still there! As for the pro matte gloss has a touch of lip gloss side, which made the texture a bit different and surely the finish too. In this post, we're gonna talk about both the pro matte and pro matte les chocolates.

The pro matte consist of 8 shades, with kind of vibrant color I can say. They've a pretty wide range from the light or nude one till the bold ones. Yet, the pigmentation of all eight colors are Zhen bang!! Yep, amazing. No need to question about the bold ones, but the nude colors also has a great coverage onto our lips! This is rarely found on lipstick product.

Moving on to the Les Chocolates series, this has all the same pigmentation and coverage with the other 8 shades. Oh by the way, this one has 8 choice of colors too. Just from the packaging, we can see the difference here. The les chocolates has cute pastel-colored tube instead of a matte doff tube. Also, stamped with "Les Chocolates" written on the tube. This baby is uber cute, I can say. Seeing from the colors on the tube, I feel like I'll wear all of them and they'll all look great on all skin tone. In real? Let's see on my youtube video below.

There's nothing much to say about the packaging since all the product range has the same packaging and applicator, which brings me to conclusion that this product is easy to apply and even to create overdrawn lips (which I don't like to do lol but Tasya Farasya loves it).

The scent of the product - well these two series has different scent. The one with black tube has some kind of sweet scent, mean while the chocolates has scent of chocolate! Yes it was shooooooo delicious it even makes me hungry lol. It reminds me of a good delicious snack when I was a kid. Good time! 100% it smells like it, or walls ice cream as my friend said. Do you love them both? Then I'm sure you're gonna love this product too.

Anyway, here's a creative hand swatch I made using the 16 shades of Pro Matte Liquid lipstick, inspired by Risa (lippielust). Hope it's not that bad though, still improving my drawing skill hehe. Because practice makes perfect, right?
It last a whole day without touch up ! #zhenbang


I guess that's all for this post, if you wanna get the product you can get it at Sociolla & use my code: SBNLAFLF to get IDR 50k off per IDR 250k purchase. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tried N Tested: Avoskin Miraculous Refining Serum

10:02 PM
Hello gorgeous, welcome back to jennitanuwijaya! Today we’re gonna talk about skincare - specifically serum. Even though I haven’t been sharing about skincare lately, hopefully you girls still take a good care of your skin, babe!

A month ago, I received a new product from Avoskin, managed by @Beautiesquad. They gave me their new range: Avoskin Miraculous Refining Serum. As you might already know, Avoskin has launched this range in early 2019, started with the toner that has been hype for a while. Now they have this local exfoliating serum, which is claimed to be more effective than the toner itself. 

Product Information: 10% AHA + 3% BHA + 2% Niacinamide + Ceramide
The combination of AHA-BHA-Niacinamide
Natural extracts work as effective exfoliator to make skin cleaner and more radiant. 
Let’s enjoy the miraculous sensation.

Work well for: 
  • skin exfoliating
  • Brightening
  • Blemishes
  • Uneven tone
  • Pore tightening
  • Moisturizing
Sunburn alert: this product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and fow a week afterwards. 

Fragrance free. 

Exfoliating is a necessity for all skin types, even sensitive skin, if you want a healthy and happy skin, which I believe everyone wants. The benefits of exfoliation are plentiful, such as diminish of fine lines and wrinkles and even prevents them from worsening. It can also help unclog pores, reduce hyper pigmentation, minimize dark spot, and lessen excess oil. The key is to find the right exfoliator for your skin type. There are two types; chemical exfoliation and physical exfoliation. 

Chemical exfoliation is a form of exfoliating that includes products that chemically dissolve the intercellular glue that holds dead skin cells together. This product usually penetrates the upper layers of the skin for a more complete removal of dead surface cells. 

Physical exfoliation is the brisk removal of a dead surface cells via rubbing and sloughing. basically, the dead surface cells are removed by physically sloughing crystals of micro-fine granules against the upper layer of the skin. Most skin type can cooperate with this type of exfoliation.

Packaging

This one comes with the same theme as their toner. Dark brown, in a paper box with all product details written all over the box. Everything you need to know are available on the box. Somehow the box is pretty thin so they send the package with a recycled paper - sturdy box with the brand name written on it. To be honest, I really adore how this brand always thought of environment and the effect on it. 
Continue with the bottle packaging itself, still with dark brown theme. They use glass bottle to store the product, with brand name and brief information about the product. As for the top they use pippet top, which makes it easier to take the product as its liquid. The rubber of the pipet is pretty thick, so I believe it’ll hold for a long time until we finish the product. It can take the product effectively and give you the right measure. Simply open the bottle, press the pipet, and voila you’ll get one full pump as the right amount for the whole of your face. 

Texture, scent, and formula
The texture is more onto thick watery liquid, just like usual serum we can find out there. The liquid has white colored, a bit sticky but absorbs well onto your skin. This leaves glowing effect onto your skin right after usage. Yet, we’ll have to wait few minutes for the serum to get dried and not sticky onto another stuff or maybe our hair. The good thing is, when you use this in the morning, your makeup is gonna stick for a bit longer than usual. As for night, just make sure you won’t stick your cheek onto the pillows. 
This product claimed to be having no fragrance at all, but somehow I feel like there’s some specific scent, just like a wound cleanser. It’s just a slight feeling, so no worry. Haven’t found out yet what makes this scent out of the product. But other girls who tried the toner said that there’s this slight scent on it too, so maybe it’s about the main ingredients. 



Final thoughts


After trying this product for a month, here’s my final thought. This product works well on my sensitive-normal-to-oily-combination skin. FYI, I use this product once per two days, or three times a week. No purging period, or other negative side effects. The only thing I noticed was it works with my “about to be born acne”. This makes the acne comes out and dries it out, yet leaving acne scars. It took a while until the acne scar fade, so maybe you’ll wanna combine the skincare range with something to brighten up and fade the acne scar. Other than that, it did smoothen out my skin (and work on the blackheads, just needs to be consistent on using the product and make sure not to skip. Pretty match for their tagline: The Miracle For Skin. For some people that had a hard time for fading acne scar, maybe you’ll need to think twice before trying this product. As for someone who wants to get a smooth skin and willing to do extra miles and patient enough, you’ll definitely want this baby on your skincare routine. 

Size: 30ml / 1.01 oz
Price: IDR 219.000

Monday, February 18, 2019

JTALKS: When She Found Another Man

6:21 PM
If you're someone from a normal happy family, then you might never know this.
You might never understand us, brokenhome kids.
You might even not realize that there's some families that are broken.
Well, it's not your fault. It's just our unfavorable destiny.

However, life must go on. That's what I've been thinking these past years.

I've been facing this condition for years, since I was a kid. Since my first step at school, knowing I'm gonna be living with one of my parents, and it must be my mom.

There are hard days, there are days I wanna forget this life and start a new one, there are happy days where I get to meet daddy and have fun just like nothing happened.

That's how I felt these years.

Well, there are something left.

I know someday this gonna happen. There are possibilities... That I want to ignore.
Living with my mom is already good (even though sometime's hard)
Something that I've ever imagined... maybe, just maybe..

She'll need someone beside her. To share her life, to hear her stories.

Someone who can understand her.
Someone who can make her smile again, and forget the wounds.

Someday when life gets easier, maybe that day will come.

She'll meet someone that she wants to live with.

Well, I can't be selfish.
I should understand her.

Then...

I'll let her try it once again, when she meet the perfect man.

Someone who loves her with her past and her future.

Someone who loves her family also.

Someone who loves her inside out.

As long as you're happy, just follow your heart. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Safi Blogger Gathering + White Expert Series Review

11:48 PM

Hello gorgeous, welcome back! Have you ever heard about halal skincare brand from Malaysia? They’ve been in hype lately, and I’m about to share the fun with you! Few weeks ago, Safi Indonesia held a blogger gathering at Blue Jasmine, The Maja. They’ve been really kind to invite me to the event and had lots of fun and treats. Let’s get started, shall we?
The event was on Saturday afternoon, with blue ornament everywhere just like Safi’s image. I love how the table decorated, and how they choose the venue. The outdoor seat at Blue Jasmine was really pretty and get perfect natural lighting. The stage was simple yet cute. We all had fun taking pictures and boomerang, further more there are lots of pretty girls who are humble enough to support each other. Started with having lunch, who doesn’t love feast? The food at Blue Jasmine was always good, and I always love to had a meal there. Meanwhile, we took pictures and boomerang for Instagram competition and boomerang challenge. Fun and enjoyable moment! 

Then the show started. The host greet bloggers as audience, and had a little talk about Safi and its products. Turns out some of us has already tried the products, and they really love it. It makes me even more curious about how the product would work on my skin. The best selling ones are Safi White Expert series, which is a brightening skincare range. Since we’re so excited to get to know more about the brand and the product, hence we start the talk show. 

What’re we going to do at the talkshow? We show the way we talk. Lol just kidding! Let’s start the real topic. 

Safi is a halal (safe), natural, and tested (effective) brand from Malaysia. They meet Moslem women expectation to have the real beauty and reach their own potential. It was all started at Safi Research Institute, the first Halal Institute in the world. Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, there are hundreds researchers that had interactions with Indonesian moslem women to find their needs of skincare that are halal, natural, and tested (halal, natural, teruji).  To get better each and every day, to have the true beauty inside every woman. 

They launched the brand in Indonesia less than one year ago, and the market’s response was great. This brings Safi into one of the top skincare brand in Indonesia. One of the best selling range is their White Expert Series. Hence, now they’re ready to release another product line in Indonesia. Actually they already launched more products in Malaysia like hair care product and toothpaste. The one’s being launched soon in Indonesia is their hair care range. They have various shampoo and conditioner, all specialized for those who wears hijab. It happens that those who wears hijab has more problems than the ones don’t. they tend to have dandruff, wet sculp, hair loss, etc. So Safi made the products to overcome those problems. Anyways, if one of you had sensitive skin, the team has confirmed that Safi’s products are safe for you. As it was made from natural ingredients, they’re also safe for those of you moms who are pregnant (carrying baby) or maybe breastfeeding your baby. All the products are water based, that’s why it’s safe.

Safi Indonesia’s team are kind enough to send me more loves, they gave me some products to try at home. They’re the white expert series. What made them so effective are their main ingredient; Habbatus Sauda, and their technology : Oxywhite. Let’s get to know them! 

Habbatus Sauda, also known as the seed of blessing or jintan hitam. Since hundreds years ago, this ingredients has been trusted as medicine to heal any kind of disease, and to maintain a good healthy and bright skin. The antioxidant in this ingredient helps protecting the skin from free radicals. 

Oxywhite Technology, helps to release additional oxygen into the skin, makes our skin feels refreshed, helps nutrition absorbing, and slow down darkening effect of our skin by reducing the melanin production. Hence, it makes our skin looks brighter. 

  1. Safi White Expert Purifying Makeup Remover

Is a water based makeup remover that is very soft with ingredients of Habbatus Sauda, OxyWhite, and Micellar Technology. 
Claim: 
-      Cleanse makeup and dirt from the face easily
-      Keep the skin moisturized and elasticity with Bio Hyaluronic
-      Suits all skin type including sensitive skin
How to use: pour onto cotton pads, wipe gently onto your face to remove makeup and dirt. No need to rinse it off. 
After trying this product, I think:
The packaging was clear and simple. You can find every information needed there, from the brand, product variant, size, ingredients, manufacturing information, except the price. The bottle top is not so safe I guess, that the product can be spoiled accidentally, so you’ll need to keep it safe. Maybe when you’re travelling with this buddy, you need separated pouch to keep this one.
As you can see the texture from outside, it was just like water. It works GREAT on my face while removing all makeup and dirt, just with two cotton pads (two sides). It’s just me having combination normal to oily skin, that needs to make sure every drop of oil excess on my face are wiped out too, that’s why I used another cleanser after this micellar. If you ain’t a sensitive or oily ones, then you might be all good to go with only micellar cleanser like this. 
The scent somehow refreshed me (and my skin for sure), so yeah I love this one. 
Rate: 4/5 
Price: IDR 82.900
Size: 100ml

  1. Safi White Expert Purifying Cleanser 2in1 Cleanser & Toner

Is a two action face cleanser. This gel cleanser is easy to wipe. And:
-      Cleanse makeup and dirt with the soft scrub
-      Having habbatus sauda, sunflower seed, and vitamin e as antioxidant to protect skin from free radicals
-      Without additional soap ingredient so keeps pH balanced
-      Enriched with menthol to refresh the skin
How to use:
Pump and pour the right amount to your palms, massage onto face gently and wash with clean water. 
After trying this product, I think:
The packaging was smart. They’re in clear pump bottle, so you can see the product inside and see how much product left. This pump made sure it’s easy for you to get the product in the right amount onto your hands. And I love to see how equally the scrub are placed inside the bottle. What they need to improve is how to make this product travel friendly (since I’m more onto practical and easy-to-travel product person). The texture was nice and smooth, and yet cleanse my face perfectly. It helps my skin feels refreshed and I like it! Took less time in skin care usage since I can skip toner now ;p 
Just like the micellar, this one smells so good and refreshing. It’s just the fragrance seems like stronger than the ones in the micellar.
Rate: 4/5
Price: IDR 56.500
Size: 150ml

  1. Safi White Expert Ultimate Essence

Is soft textured essence, that are:
-      Brightens up the skin
-      Fade pigmentation on our skin
-      Even out skintone 
-      Soothe skin with redness
-      Soften and hydrates skin
How to use: 
Gently tap onto face and neck, massage gently until it absorbs onto your skin.
After trying the product, I think:
I don’t know the reason they use another box to store this baby, while we can find all the information needed on the bottle itself. I love how thoughtful they’re in choosing this pump bottle, with simple design yet still attractive. The texture itself is super soft and smooth, easy to apply and absorbs onto my skin in no time. No sticky feeling at all. No wonder, it’s waterbased product anyway. Feels super light on my skin feels like I’m wearing nothing, so I love it! Easy and safe to bring in the travel bag. Anyway, this one has the softest scent out of the three products I tried. Definitely a must-try product!
Rate: 5/5
Price: IDR 82.900
Size: 20ml

Thank you so much Safi Indonesia and Beautynesia for having me at this event. I had lots of fun with friends here. Of course, the box decorating class was super fun too! They invited the mentor from Malaysia to teach us how to do that, and that was my first time doing semi-painting on the wooden box. Turns out the box become so pretty and adorable! Best activity I had this month. 

Thank you for reading this post as well, see you on my next post!