Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Secret of All Day ( More Than 9 Hours) No Touch Up Makeup

8:48 PM
Hello gorgeous, wishing you an exciting start of a new month there! Today I wanna share a review and longwear test of a drugstore product that you already often hear about : Maybelline FIT ME foundation! Yash, finally I lay my hand on this well-known drugstore product, which already been in hype for a while.

So here, Maybelline have two types of their FIT ME foundation, FIT Me Matte + Poreless which is suitable for oily skin and FIT ME Dewy & Smooth which is suitable for normal to dry skin. The one I’m gonna try this time is FIT ME Matte + Poreless. To fulfill everyone’s needs, they provide 26 shades available in both variant. You can pick your right shade on their profile through seeing the color wheel and fill in your skin condition. Super easy peasy to do, right? Well, I did the same thing, visit Maybelline and see which shade fits me the most. Turns out the 125 and 120 are the closest color, so they sent me these two to my door.

“Fit me like no other”
That’s what they said as the tagline of FIT ME series, so let’s see if this tagline meets my opinion (final review). 

Here’s the two shades, it looks pretty similar but the one (125) seems a bit darker while the 120 seems a bit lighter. These two shades actually also available in FIT ME Smooth and Dewy. 
This foundation have a glass bottle packaging, without any kind of pump or filter. I often avoid this kind of packaging since it’s hard when you want to pour the right amount of you need, and to be honest for a traveling person like me, it has risk of messing with my makeup pouch, or maybe break when it’s handled harshly just like the airport baggage. But this one, I think won’t be messing around with other makeup stuff since when I close the bottle right, it’s locked really well. I suggest for traveling you might want to use bubble wrap around or fragile sticker on your luggage to make sure it’s safe. Only if they have maybe filter or pump, will be perfect! 

Formula & Texture
This Maybelline FIT ME Matte + Poreless foundation surely has a light formula, which is I love the most! I love lightweight makeup, yet since the texture is light they do a great job for blending into my skin. This gives me a natural flawless no makeup look, just like everyone’s favorite! 

As for the coverage, no need to hesitate nor discuss further, I guess. Everyone, every beauty enthusiast, already know that this drugstore foundation has such a good coverage (or I can say great for daily wear). This has a medium coverage, and still can be built up to medium to full coverage. I didn’t say this one have a full coverage since on my case it covers almost everything but not 100%, more like 90% at most. As for the pores, I can say, this has done a great job again. It covers my pores and gave me such a poreless skin. 

Long wear test
This one part is one of the most-awaited part from foundation review. A lot of you, ask about this whenever I share about foundation stuff. Well, this did a good job on my face, as for my experience, I did no touch up at all nor oil paper or tissue onto my face. I literally did nothing, and yet everything stays in place for more than 9 hours straight. Except for the t zone it looks a bit oily but I’m sure you can just simply tap tap an oil paper or some powder onto your face and everything’s gonna be back to perfect. This works really well with Maybelline FIT ME Compact powder, just like I did. I love the matte finish on my skin, and the compact powder just complete all the looks, makes my skin even more smooth and poreless, yet lock the oil away. 

Where to get
You can get this product through offline stores like drugstores (guardian, lotte, watson, etc), dept stores (metro, sogo) and also online stores like Lazada. Find further information on their website. 

Overall, this foundation has win my heart which is getting me excited, because I’m more to a skincare and less makeup person (you can ask everybody around me, they rather say I’m more a wakeup face than a full makeup person for daily, except for special occasion which sometimes I do full makeup). This product practically gives me an easier day when traveling or going to work or some other parties, since I don’t need to do touch up or bring extra weight onto my makeup pouch. awesome! Such a great quality on a drugstore makeup. 
Final thoughts : ZHEN BANG!
  • Affordable
  • Good coverage
  • Matte finish (and minimize pores)
  • No need to touch up
  • Wide range of shades
  • Pump bottle will be better
price: 149.000
Rate : 4.5/5 (please consider giving it a pump or filter to make it easier pouring the product, and you’ll be perfect)
recommend: absolutely yes!

Thanks for visiting and reading this blog post of mine, also thanks to Maybelline for making this happen so I can get a chance to share a complete review to you. Hope to see you again on my next post, babe! 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

African Tribal History Inspired Makeup

Every ethic and nation has their own tradition and culture. For example, Balinese from Indonesia have culture to hold Ngaben when someone from their family dies. Or Chinese have culture to do tea pai when they’re getting married. Today we’re gonna talk about one of African culture which has been in trend of makeup inspiration lately. 
African people has main characteristic culture of using masks in rituals and ceremonies. It is believed that the earliest mask were used before Paleolithic era by Africans. These masks represent spirits of animals or ancestors, moral values, mythological heroes, or form of honoring of a person in a symbolic way. It can be made by wood, pottery, copper, bronze, or textile. Then they add some details using hair, animal teeth, bones, horns, or even feathers, seashells, or straw and egg shells. The ones that make masks in village given a high rank because Africans believe that they create a contact with spirit world, and creating crafts like this is inherited through bloodlines. 
African usually create masks shaping just like human face or muzzle of some animals. They stylized because their culture distinguish between outer look of something and its essence. Abstract subject are represented through the masks. While animal masks represent spirit of animals and the one that bears the mask, become the animal himself which allows him to communicate with it, to instance ask the animal to keep away from their village. 
Another theme for African masks is female face to represent feminine beauty, while the mask have breasts and ornamental scars, shaped eyes curved eyelash, thin chin and also filled with ornaments. 
The masks representing ancestors commonly shaped as human skull, which are used in ceremonies as witnesses. The dancer use the mask, become the bearer of the spirit of the mask, sort of medium between the tribe and spirit. 

Looking at its history, inspired me to create a makeup look of African tribal. Well, what comes cross your mind when you hear this? Tanned skin? White and gold tribal? Or what kind of inspo? I’m here combining every imagination I got and so, here’s the final look! 

Also used some kind of scarf/pashmina to make it look more African tho ;p All I can think of was tanned skin, gold, popped up colors on my skin, and head scarf. Voila, here's what I got! Hope you girls enjoyed reading this post and of course got some insight and inspiration. Thanks for reading, and hope to see you on my next post, babe!

I'm using :
SkinDewi Temulawak Emulsion
Purbasari Compact Powder
Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer
Morphe Eyeshadow 35u
Mizzu Eyeshadow Palette x Minyo33
MaxFactor Eyeliner
Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper
Mizzu Starry Night Lip Cream
Catrice Bronzer

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

White Rice Skincare for Brightening (Fixing Acne Scar) Does it Works?

9:09 AM
Hello gorgeous, back with me jenntan in this beauty blog! After a lot of talk about acne skincare, now I’m back with another range of skincare for brightening. Acne treatment leaves me some scars, which I need to take care of. Unfortunately, taking care of acne scar is not that easy, and takes more time than we might expected. This time, I will share a review of natural skincare created by Adoree Paris.

The Company Behind Adoree Paris
Pt. Aby Utama Nagata worked in Cosmetics trading. Running EXIM projects since 2016, founded by Byana Maharani Putri who has been experienced as distributor of skin care from Beverly Hills, decided to build her own beauty brand. This Adoree Paris brand, is also have a good quality, I believe, since they’re manufactured at the same factory as world class brand, Chanel Makeup and Dior Skincare. 

Adoree Paris Skincare Set created from natural ingredients with rice as main ingredient without additional chemical stuff, formulated specially for sensitive skin without addicted result. As anti aging agent helps to regenerate cells faster and keep skin moisturized, to make skin looks young, bright, and glowing. Taking natural benefits from white rice and natural arbutin from Moris Bombycis (OK only science people will understand this ;p glad that I was once a science student haha) which is safe for pregnant mom or even from 18 years above usage. The brand claimed to feel the difference only in three days of usage! WOW, is it true?

Here’s the steps they suggest to do :
  1. Adoree Paris Cleansing Milk
  2. Adoree Paris Moisturizing Tonic Lotion
  3. Adoree Paris Radiance Rice Serum
  4. Adoree Paris Rice Face Cream
  5. Adoree Paris Lightning Night Cream
  6. Adoree Paris Rice Face Mask
If you don’t have the range from them, It’s totally OK, me too wkwk. Just simply use whatever product you have, and use the one from Adoree Paris to combine. As always, the thing you have to remember, the brand usually tells that the product will do their best when used with the other range from the same brand. 

What I’m trying is Rice Face Cream. Containing Oryza Sativa Starch, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, and Grape fruit Extract. They suggest to use the product after applying serum, onto face and neck, and after that we can use powder right away or can be a makeup base. So I guess, this will be a good face primer. 

The texture of this product is creamy, and soft, which feels good on my skin. I tried onto my skin after acne treatment, it didn’t do anything about moisturizing my skin (since I’m having a dry skin after so much acne skincare :” but I’m fine with that). I just love how moist the cream is.

It has some soft scent, can’t really tell which ingredients that makes it smells so soft since never smell something like that before. I think it has something to do with the white rice extract. I have no problem with this soft-sweet scent, but I think something more intense and relaxing will be great. 

The packaging looks super simple in white tube, and also easy to take everywhere especially this little guy I have here. I don’t know if this is a trial size or travel size, but this can be a choice to take when I’m traveling. Oh, and they have pretty similar packaging with another range of the product, except for the variant writings on the tube that shows what kind of product inside it. As a user, I think something different for each product will be good. Since I only have one product then it’s fine. What if I have all their product range? This can lead to take the wrong product. Well, it’s not a big deal if I can pay more attention before take the product. 

After using it for a few days, I don’t feel significant difference unlike my expectation (since they claim only in three days we can see the result). But I do see difference where the acne scars starts to fade slowly but sure. I’m not really sure how’s the final result since I haven’t finished this small guy on me, but I think it will take some time to make it disappear (recover) completely. And some of my scar has been here for a while, so I’m not sure if it can really heal the scar. But I’m sure about it makes the scar less visible.
this is a real no makeup skin, bareface right after i wash my face.
Another thing to remember, each people have different result based on their skin condition. So what I’m writing here is based on my experience. Thanks for coming by and reading my post, hope to see you soon on my next post, gorg! 

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Perawatan Rambut untuk Pengendara Motor (Gojekers)

10:30 PM
Hello gorgeous, welcome back! Aku pengen tau, kamu sering naik motor nggak? Naik ojek online pulang - pergi kantor, atau mungkin untuk berpergian ke kampus dan nongkrong sama teman? Nah kita senasib ternyata! HEHE Soalnya aku juga sering naik motor, setiap Hari malah untuk berangkat ke kantor dan pulang ke rumah. Kadang, kalau ke kampus atau janjian sama teman juga naik ojol alias ojek online. Favoritku sih GoJek, yang produk Indonesia, dan lebih murah soalnya diskon gopay. Oke oke, mari kembali ke topik utama!

Seringnya ditutup helm, dijemur matahari, kena debu dijalan nggak cuma mempengaruhi kesehatan kulit tapi juga kesehatan rambut. Sadar nggak sih gorgeous, kalo kamu juga perlu kasih perawatan yang tepat untuk rambutmu, supaya nggak rusak dan tersakiti kayak kalo pacar kamu perhatiin cewe lain? #lahbaper. Aku mau share pengalamanku mencoba Produk perawatan rambut, yang ternyata berhasil atau nggak ya? Baca sampai habis biar tau hasilnya ya.

Nah, produk pertama dan yang Aku Udah sering gunakan Adalah shampoo. Aku yakin, Kamu juga melakukan hal yang sama, keramas setiap hari atau dua hari sekali (kecuali yang baca ini Elia, teman kuliahku, yang keramasnya seminggu sekali karena susah sekali bangun pagi dan merasa repot kalau harus sering keramas, maaf Li wkwk). Kamu pakai shampoo apa sih? Apakah Sudah tepat sesuai dengan kondisi rambutmu sekarang, dan memberi nutrisi yang Baik untuk rambut? Kalau belum, coba periksa lagi kondisi rambutmu dan cari varian shampoo yang cocok dengan kondisinya sekarang. Kalau aku, karena sering sekali terkena matahari dan dikekep helm (nggak tahu Bahasa bakunya dikekep apa), dan sering sekali distyling (dicatok dan di hairdryer bahkan di hairspray) jadi aku merasa rambut ini Perlu dinutrisi kembali agar sinarnya bisa kembali. Nggak hanya mengembalikan kilau sehat rambut, tapi juga menutrisi dengan bahan alami yang Baik tentunya. 

Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo
Kebetulan Aku menemukan fitur ini di Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo nya The Body Shop, Dimana varian shampo ini diklaim dapat memberi kilau alami pada rambut untuk rambut kusam dan tentunya menutrisi dengan baik. Percaya? Tentunya nggak kalau belum dicoba. Akhirnya aku memutuskan mencobanya (sebetulnya sudah aku gunakan selama hampir sebulan, sebab ini Sudah botol kedua). Tentunya sama seperti produk TBS yang lain, Shampoo ini mengandung produk community trade yakni Aloe Vera dari Meksiko. Selain daripada itu, Strawberry Shampoo ini juga 100% vegan dan bebas dari silikon. 

Size : 250 ml | 400 ml
Price : IDR 99k | IDR 139k

Aku benar-benar suka aromanya, kombinasi segar dan manis yang sempurna, membuatku membayangkan musim panas sambil memakan strawberry segar di kebun (atau setidaknya memetik strawberry di Puncak dan langsung memakannya, hmm nikmat!) Aku sangat merekomendasikan produk ini kalau kamu suka stroberi, atau bahkan pecinta aroma segar buah-buahan. 

Cara Pakai
Cara memakainya cukup dengan tuangkan sedikit cairan di tangan, kemudian usapkan di rambut yang basah sambil memijat kepala (ini rileks banget aku paling suka pijet kepala gitu) kemudian perlahan akan muncul busa dengan aroma stroberi, sangat menyenangkan! Asik banget aromanya, membuat ritual keramas jadi seru. 

Botolnya berwarna Merah dan sangat lucu untuk diletakkan di kamar mandi. Aku suka dengan warna sejenis ini, dimana memberi kesan ceria dan semangat! Memberi kehidupan di kamar mandi wkwk.

Hasil pemakaian
Setelah menggunakan shampoo ini, sangat mengherankan hasilnya. Tidak serta merta membuat rambut halus dan lembut, tapi memberi kilau sehat yang alami pada rambut. Sulit dimengerti bagaimana shampo ini bekerja pada rambutku, tapi begitulah kenyataanya. Luar biasa! Jadi serasa jadi model iklan shampoo ;p

Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter (Hair Mask)
Hal lain yang perlu dilakukan setelah rutin keramas, adalah rutin masker rambut. Dengan segala kemudahan, bahkan sekarang masker rambut bisa digunakan sendiri di rumah. Salah satu brand yang menyediakan produk ini adalah The Body Shop, yang lagi-lagi pasti kalian paham mereka menyediakan produk berbahan dasar alami, 100% vegan dan bebas silikon, pewarna, dan paraben. Tentunya dengan kondisi rambut yang sering ditutup helm, dijemur matahari dan distyling ini, rambutku jadi kering. Bukan separah bercabang dan patah dalam satu sentuhan, tapi memang kering dan mudah rontok. Sedih memang kondisi rambut ini lama kelamaan membuatku terlihat botak haha serius, mama ku selalu bilang gitu. Jadi aku berharap produk ini bekerja sebaik Strawberry shampoo tadi. 

Size : 200ml
Price : IDR 189.000

Aku Sudah mencoba pakai hair mask ini 2 kali (supaya setidaknya lebih maksimal saat memberi review, bukan sekadar first impression). TBS mengklaim produk ini memakai pracaxi oil, manketti nut oil dan community trade honey. Serta perawatan yang Baik untuk memperoleh rambut lembut, halus, berkilau dan tidak kusut. FAVORIT! Ini dia produk yang selama ini Aku cari, pikirku dalam hati. Nggak sabar mencoba, akhirnya aku langsung usapkan pada rambut. Oh by the way, percobaan pertama dan kedua dalam kondisi yang berbeda. Begini pengalaman dan sokide nya Ketan aka JennTan dalam mencoba hairmask. 

*percobaan pertama* saking semangatnya dan penasaran dengan hairmask ini, Aku langsung coba tanpa bilas atau basahin rambut. Padahal seharusnya cara pakai hair mask atau hair btter kan saat rambut setengah kering, jadi yasudah…. Jangan banyak berharap. Percobaan pertama ini sedikit membuat shock, Karena tiba-tiba kepalanya Terasa hangat gitu. Sebelumnya kalau pakai hair mask selalu dingin atau tiba-tiba ga ada rasa karna cream nya Sudah kering. Bingung? banget! Tapi aku nggak nyerah dan akhirnya memutuskan untuk mencoba lagi (cie kayak motivator) wkwk. 
First impression : Karena dinamakan “hair butter” Aku pikir produknya akan berminyak gitu dan lengket-lengket di kepala. Tapi ternyata engga sama sekali! Bahkan terasa ringan di kepala. Setelah dicuci nggak bikin berminyak sama sekali,malah enak gitu. 

*percobaan kedua* akhirnya tibalah pada percobaan yang tepat, dimana Aku basahin rambut (sebetulnya mau habis keramas tapi akhirnya nggak keburu karna harus segera pergi) akhirnya aku hair mask pas pulang ke rumah. Aku usap sedikit air pada rambut agar sedikit basah, kemudian langsung usapkan hair mask ke rambut. Hasilnya? Tidak sehangat percobaan pertama yang sokide.

Tadinya Aku Bingung ini aroma apa, karna rasanya sering tercium dan aromanya enak seger gitu. Setelah coba dicium berkali-kali dan dipakai dua kali dirambut, akhirnya terbayang juga suatu nama yang menggambarkan aromanya, cocoa butter! Susah banget inget aroma itu haha. Wanginya bikin seger, juga mengingatkan dengan hutan rindang yang ditonton di film twilight (terus berasa jadi Isabella Swan wkwk #ngarep). 

Cara Pakai
Karna Sudah dijelaskan diatas,singkat saja. Caranya usapkan hair butter pada rambut setengah kering, kemudian diamkan sekitar 15 menit, lalu bilas dengan shampoo lagi. Aku pakai shampoo strawberry tadi saat mencoba hair butter rainforest ini ya. 

Tempat hair butter ini sama dengan body butter, berbentuk tabung pendek. Sukanya, adalah produk ini mudah dicolek. Aku nggak menyarankan menggunakannya di kamar mandi atau saat rambut sangat basah, karna kalau basah gitu airnya jadi masuk kedalam tabung hair butter ini. Warna hijau muda menggambarkan cerahnya daun, dan cocok di kamar mandiku karna bernuansa putih. Suka! 

Hasil pemakaian
Setelah pemakaian kedua Aku baru paham memang sepertinya harus setengah basah rambutnya agar lebih nyaman digunakan. Setelah memakai hair mask, bukan hanya menambah kilau rambut tapi juga membuat rambutku lebih lembut dan halus. Selalu suka merawat dengan hair butter seminggu sekali, Karena rambutku kusut dan kalau disisir pasti rontok, ini perawatan yang tepat. Nggak langsung menghentikan kusut dan rontok sih, tapi setidaknya jauh meringankannya. Tadinya setiap keramas pasti kusut banget dan susah disisir (bikin males nyisir sebetulnya) tapi sedikit-sedikit jadi lebih mudah disisir karna nggak kusut-kusut banget. 

Brush hair mini bamboo
Price : IDR 69k

Sisir The Body Shop
Mudah dibawa-bawa karna sizenya yang kecil, sisir ini jadi salah satu properti kesayanganku. Kemanapun pergi aku selalu bawa, agar rambut selalu rapih. Ke kantor terutama, dan saat traveling, sisir ini hemat tempat banget di tas! Dan enaknya lagi, Aku suka pakai sisir ini untuk pijat kepala gitu. Memang aneh wkwk tapi boleh ditiru ;p serius, bikin Rileks gitu.

OVERALL : I love these products! Ohya biasanya Aku selalu berharap disediakan travel size, sayangnya hair mask ini nggak ada travel sizenya setahuku. Padahal enak banget kalau lagi traveling dan santai, bisa sambil hair mask gitu. 
Further info : www.thebodyshop.co.id or @thebodyshopindo on instagram.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

What Is Volunteering?

5:52 PM

Hello gorgeous, how have you been? Well, I've been blogging for about two years, almost all about beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Now, I want to share another side of me. If you're someone close onto my personal life, you must've already know that I love volunteering, visiting and sharing with those in needs. Maybe you're one of my volunteering partner, or even we're in the same organization. I've been dragged into volunteering world since I was in high school, of course by mommy who introduced the fun of volunteering. Now, I want to share to the world, how fun it is, and how good it is if you can also share to those in need. This is gonna be some kind of series on my blog since it'll be too long if I post it only onto one post. So in this first post, I just wanna share what's on my mind about volunteering. 

First, let's distinguish between three things : Community, Organization, and Movement. Those three might seem related or even similar to you, but not to me. These three are maybe related, but not similar. 

Community comes from communal, which means same. There's no commitment in here, just some kind of place where people with similarity gather. 
Moving to organization, this is one level above community. Here, they have vision and mission, structure, and even action. They started gather members of the community. 
The last level I can say, is movement. This is where the complicated area exist, since they have problem, similarity (the problem happens to many people) and of course action! This what makes volunteering happens. 

Have you got the differences between those three? They are related, oh well, there's something left!

There's value that you always forget. Collaboration and time orientation, sometimes you forget it. You often get and focus on competition, which actually less important than those two first I mentioned. If you are more into competition, this inhibits you from growing and even helping more people. 
The biggest change in volunteer works, is the change on yourself. (this is my self reflection too, actually). 

Let's identify some problems on our life, that happens not only to me, not only to you, but to lots of people! 
Here's what comes to my mind : 
1. Racist, this happens not only in Jakarta, in Indonesia, but in this whole world. Why should we bother about race while our Lord doesn't bother about it?
2. Law, well, at least what I feel here is about law which not that strong, am I wrong? I love countries like Singapore which has strong law and have dutiful society. I'd love to make Indonesia, my beloved country, to be like that in the future. Let's move our ass together!
3. Be on time, lots of people make appointment and invitations, considering the one that invites you, not only on time, but I guess will be better if possible to be before time, do you have the same opinion?

Let's grow this world into better place, just like Michael Jackson said. 
Live in this phrase :
" Love Me, Hug Me "

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Back in Shape (for Office Worker) with Delicious Menu

9:00 PM
Hi gorgeous, how are you doing? Hope your days was well, just like mine! Well, a bit busy at office since my office getting audit this year, sorry for the delay of articles. But hey don't worry, a lot of great articles are on their way to you! Stay tunned on my blog (and social media) since I'm gonna be sharing the update with you, babe!

Staying up late at office and home, made my body drop and of course, not so healthy eating habits. Everything-fried-menu have been accompanying me for almost two weeks (and fat belly haha). Well, office workers does face this kind of situation at peak season, right? It doesn't feel right for me, so I'm trying to find something good and healthy to accompany me of getting back in shape and health condition. Well, here's my experience of having healthy menus!

1.Digestive aid
The probiotics inside yogurt balance the microflora, which can helps you balance digestion system inside your body. This is very important to me, as I'm having gastritis and need to take a good care of my sensitive stomach. Having fried rice for example, actually not too good for someone with this kind of problem. I finally substitute the dinner with plain greek yogurt by Heavenly Blush to be healthy!

2. Don't add to much extras
Adding some extras like honey, cereals, or even fruits to have a fun snack. But it is good if you add only the right amount, not too much. When you put too much extras, the snack turns into a meal with lots of calories. If you don't like plain stuff, then you might want to add some fruits like strawberry, just a little to give you something colorful.

3. Dress up is for you, not yogurt
I know how girls love dress up, or dressing something or someone up. It is surely fun and exciting to do, but please don't do it for your yogurt! Creating dish like parfait is good to those who wants to gain weight, it surely makes you feel like you eat less than the actual.

4. Meal Planning is Important
Having the meal well planned is really important, so you won't eat too much. Here's some ideas to have a healthy yet delicious meal!
Baked potatoes with plain yogurt, Boiled chicken with plain yogurt, Beef with plain yogurt, Fish with plain yogurt, fruits with plain yogurt. Why plain? In my opinion, plain yogurt contains less sugar so it's better for getting back in shape. Also, I suggest something grilled or boiled will be the best for eating clean.

Here's my favorite plain greek yogurt by Heavenly Blush. It tastes super refreshing (the sweetness and sour level are perfect combination), this always on my refrigerator and of course at my office too!  This helps me reduce eating oily foods like fried rice, kway tiau, and other. I simply eat this yogurt with some fruits at night, and I'm all sober to finish up the deadlines! Of course, no digestion problem on me. This surely helps you gain health and good shape!

So, are you ready to get back in shape while enjoying those staying-up-till-late at office? Ganbate on working your deadline, and of course, hello well-shaped body of mine! Cheers!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bye-bye Acne in One Month

2:55 PM
Hello gorgeous, back with JennTan again! Well, today I’m about to share about one of my journey from acne prone skin into healthy skin. You must’ve already read my post about healthy glowing skin, actually this post is one step earlier before I move into that glowing skin.

OK first, you have to see my acne prone face before using my current skincare routine. It was the perfect combination of blackheads - whiteheads - acne. Zhenbang! This happened because my poor cleansing step (too lazy to do deep cleansing and double cleansing + wrong type of cleanser/skincare I use, I guess). My mom has nagged me for a long time to fix my skin so yeah finally I decided to start having the right treatment and skincare. Oh one thing I have to say, I use makeup too often on my sensitive skin, this is one of the cause too. When you use makeup, you have to do deep cleansing (usually through double or even triple cleansing step) which I rarely do, I know I know it was my fault. Okay, enough with confession of my sins, let’s jump right into how I got rid of my acne! 

The first step, was accepting your problem (this means you realize that you have the problem, right?) I already did this one since a long time ago, so let’s move onto the next step! Second, pick the right cleanser for your skin type. When you have a lot of acne, usually your skin type is combination to oily, oily, or normal to oily skin (it have connection with oily) since dry skin won’t bother with acne problem. well, both dry and oily skin means that your skin condition isn’t normal, instead, it means your skin is thirsty (dehydrated). I’m not gonna talk much about that, since I’m just gonna share my experience here. So, I choose the milk cleanser as my daily cleanser (i used to use oil cleanser which was meant for dry skin, but still use it because I feel like it removes all the dirt and makeup till the deepest part of my skin. again, I was wrong.) 

The cleansing skin I chose was Hazelnut Cleansing Milk by Skin Dewi
Ingredients : Aqua, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,  Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Glycerine, Cetearyl Glucoside, D-alpha-Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Benzoic Acid, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. 
*from natural essential oils.

Product claim : Gentle milk cleanser that dissolves pore clogging impurities without drying your skin. Targets and balances combination to oily skin. 

What Dewi Says : ““I need something super strong!” is a common misconception people with oily skin-types have. The fact is, using harsh products will over-strip the skin of its natural oil and damage the protective barrier, immediately triggering a compensation for the dehydration with excess oil production, which just end up clogging your pores. To stop this vicious cycle, the Hazelnut Cleansing Milk works like a gentle giant, combatting oily-skin issues effectively whilst nurturing and repairing the damaged mantle. Say hello to the brand new, beautiful and normalized skin you never thought you’d have!” 

The product formulated to : first step to restore acne-free skin, this product purifies clogged pores of impurities, wash away pollution and dirt, blemishes, while maintaining a creamy, nourishing, non drying formula. This product also rich in oils - jojoba, hazelnut, castor - and combined with a bacteria killing ingredients to recondition your damage skin. Hazel helps to shrink the appearance of pores, then it’ll give you your best looking skin!

What I feel : 
Packaging - this 50gr size is totally perfect for me. I travel a lot here and there, from one to another office, from event to event, which makes me need to cleanse my face in the mid of day and this helps a lot! Especially when this product only needs water to rinse off, it gives fresh sensation to my face. This also become one of my must-bring product inside my pouch. As for home usage, I prefer the 150ml size. And I love how good the tube covers, it doesn’t even spill a drop when I put it inside my bag. 
Scent - I love this natural ingredients scent, where reminds me of Indonesian spices. This also gives me some kind of relaxing effect, and made me have a good “me time”. Especially at night before going to sleep, I love it!

The other product I used to control the sebum on my face is Temulawak Balancing Face Emulsion, still from Skin Dewi. 
Antemis Nobilis Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana Water, Glycerine, Aqua, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Coco-caprylate/caprate, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Niacinamide, Scleroglucan, Bisabolol, Arginine, Curcuma Longa Root CO2 Extract, Curcuma Zanthorrhiza Root CO2 Extract, Epilobium fleischeri Extract,  Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Rosa Canina fruit CO2 Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Sclarea Oil, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract. *Citronellol, *limonene, *linalool, 
*from natural essential oil

Product claim : light weight emulsion moisturizer repairs and balances for smooth, clear, non greasy skin. Also normalize oily skin and reduce sebum production.

What Dewi Says :
“Most people with oily skin find traditional face creams to be too heavy and skip the moisturizing step altogether in their skincare routine. But without a moisturizer, the skin lacks much-needed nourishment and protection that actually balances the skin to be less oily. That’s why emulsions are great for people with combination or oily skin – they are light-weight in consistency and are usually water-based so they’re not greasy and can be absorbed quickly into the skin.”

The product formulated to :
What differs this from other oily/acne prone-targeted creams  is this multi level effectiveness. Crushing the image of dry, irritated skin that most anti-acne creams create, this soothing and nourishing emulsion proves that people with oily skin type can achieve blemish free skin that is also smooth, supple and blooms with health. Each ingredients are meant to restore a well-balanced, beautiful, flawless skin.

What I feel :
Packaging - this looks just like normal emulsion packaging, with clear plastic as the cover. You can read all the product detail on the bottle. 
scent - still with natural ingredients, this also has spices in its scent. This even reminds me of Indonesian traditional drink, jamu. It gives relaxing effect, just like the cleansing. I always love scents since it always makes me feel relax. 

The effect took a while tho, it took around 2-3 weeks to have a significant effect on my skin. But I love how good it works on my skin - this hazelnut cleansing milk did a good job on taking off all dirt and makeup on my face! Which is really good. Oh at first, I had few new acne (in the first 2 days) then I consulted again, they said the way I cleanse my face probably wrong. I didn’t realize that this cleansing milk needs water to rinse off, and after I fix the way I use this cleanser, everything runs smoothly. My face getting better and clean, the acne-blackheads-whiteheads starts to fade away, and it only leaves redness. 
I use the cleansing milk and emulsion both day and night. And if needed, I also cleanse my face in the middle of the day. You need to also remember that I use less makeup these days (to give some time for my skin to breath) and if I do wear makeup, let it be as simple as possible. Remember to cleanse the face well, like double cleansing. This helps a lot, to remove all the acne and black/white heads in only a month! 
As now my face is already clean, I still try to maintain this (don’t be too easy to be satisfied). I only wear makeup on weekends (when I go to events or I create photos/videos).
I wish this post can inspire all of you who have the same problem with me, treat your skin well, my darling! Should I create another journey (which about to start) on how to get rid of acne scars?

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