November 20, 2018

Vineyard


Exactly a week ago my father came to town to pay me a visit and for work purpose as well. We decided to go visit a vineyard located in Bantul to kill time. I've never been to a vineyard before, it's hard to find one that's near my place. This one is pretty far from the main city and took us one and a half hour to get there.


I've been thinking about the content of my blog recently. As you guys can see that I've been very diligent in writing beauty reviews and honestly I enjoy doing it! It's just that when I sit back and take a whole look at my blog, I feel like I've changed. I no longer sit down and take the time to put my entire thoughts into a single post. I start to care more about the quantity of the posts I make in a month instead of the quality. I no longer do fun trips to cafe or places to for the sake of a blog content, since now I mostly do beauty reviews that can be done indoor.

So from now on I will stop writing about it in this blog. No, I will not stop writing about beauty, in fact I'm going to make a new blog for that alone. It's actually already live, here. I hope this will get me back on track to write more about what truly makes me happy in life.

Cheers!

November 15, 2018

Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Mask Washoff Review


When I first heard that Skinfood is closing down the company because of bankruptcy few weeks ago, it broke my heart. Being a newbie in this skincare world, I hadn't had the chance to try any of their products because I'm still taking baby steps. I'm still learning and I don't want to spend my money impulsively on products I won't use in the long run. But this time it's different. I notice the brand from many of their mask reviews on Instagram. I believe they're pretty known for their Black Sugar mask, followed with the Rice and Black Sugar Honey which I'm going to review today.

At first I only knew the Black Sugar and Rice mask because those were the only reviews I read. And before the company completely shut down their entire business, I was determined to treat myself an experience with one of their products. So I went to Shopee and looked for the Black Sugar mask. Suddenly this very intriguing product popped out of nowhere. I couldn't resist not to click on it. I learned that Skinfood has another variant for the wash off mask. Instead of getting the original Black Sugar, I bagged this one because it has the word 'honey' on it lol. I always believe that honey gives great effects on the skin and also because I heard that the original Black Sugar mask has bigger scrubs compared to the other variants, meaning that it's a much harsher exfoliator.


From what I've seen, the original Black Sugar mask has a plastic cover separating the product and the lid. So I expected nothing less from this one as well. But when I opened the jar, I found out that it only has aluminium-like separator that once you get rid of it, you can never put it back on. I still prefer plastic separator like they do with the original Black Sugar because I take my masks on a trip sometimes no matter how bulky their packaging is and I hate when the products touch the bottom of the lid, which is why I keep the separator in this one intact without ripping it off completely.


The first thing I notice is the smell. It has a very strong smell of honey. So if you're a person who gets disturbed by strong smell, consider this a warning. The formula is quite runny, unlike the original Black Sugar which consistency is much thicker. But this one's formula is just like how I expected it to be. I already have an exfoliator in the form of a face wash, but since I'm really really hooked up with my COSRX Low pH cleanser, I find it very difficult to skip one routine without cleansing my face with it. That's why I decided to channel the exfoliator into my mask routine.


I was a little scared at first if the product would cause breakout on me, since my current skin condition was not so good. My forehead and brows area have been occupied by cystic acne since last August and I'm still trying to figure out how to treat them without leaving any black spots behind. In my 22 years walking on Earth, this is the first time I have to deal with acne in a long time. My acne usually doesn't stay longer than 3 days and they almost never leave any spots but I don't know why the past few months have been a struggle for me and my face. I figured an exfoliator is important to keep away impurities left from my daily activities so I don't worsen my skin condition. Thankfully this one is a mild one, not to mention the instant hydration it gives from the honey. I'm totally rooting for this product.

November 09, 2018

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser Review


Unlike my previous reviews where I usually provide a lot of details and in-depth pictures of the reviewed product, this time I'm only going to use one. I don't know why myself but I just don't feel like taking out this cleanser that is sitting on my bathroom shelf now. However this photo is the only photo I have of the product and was taken when I first opened the package.

If you read my previous face wash review, I was using Senka Perfect Whip. I loved it, but after a while I realized that it dries out my skin. And then I went back into my beauty account to see if there were other people who experienced the same thing. Surprisingly, a lot of them are! I decided to just stick with it since I didn't have any other option, until I came across a review of COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. Actually I came across a lot of its reviews.

Originally I was only going to use this cleanser in the morning since the name says so much about it, don't you think? 😉 Because I still love Senka for nighttime usage but in the morning my skin just screams out of the dryness it leaves. After a few days spending my morning routine with this cleanser, I decided to just use this alone for both my morning and night routine, and say goodbye to my Senka. I love that this cleanser has tea tree in it so it helps a lot with my acne. It really doesn't dry out my skin and leaves my skin bouncy and supple like a baby's butt.

All in all, this cleanser is totally worth the hype. This has officially became my holy grail cleanser!

October 31, 2018

Unboxing my first ever SOCOBOX from Sociolla!


Hi everyone! How are you doing today? I looked into my watch and realized that it's October 31st! Meaning that we're going to enter a new month, woop woop! 2019 is just two months away, can you believe that? How many things have you achieved this year? Have you crossed a lot of your travel wishlist? Have you been a good person this year? ;)

In today's post I wanna share with you guys my first ever experience of receiving freebies, in this case, make-up and skincare from Sociolla through their famous SOCOBOX. I'm sure my fellow Indonesian are pretty familiar with the name. I've heard about it for quite some time now and I was wondering if anyone could get the box. I visited a lot of Indonesian beauty bloggers and after reading a lot of SOCOBOX-related articles, I finally tried registering myself for one. SOCOBOX is not the kind of free make-up and skincare that you get because you subscribe to a service. It's a whole different box for that. SOCOBOX is a gift from Sociolla to their SOCO members for being active in the community after achieving certain milestone. I recently just became a part of the Pink Clique.


With each package comes as well an information card of what you get in your SOCOBOX. Sociolla will send the products that mostly suit your skin type by looking through your beauty profiles that you fill in your SOCO profile. Which is why I suggest you to fill it as true as it can be because Sociolla relies on it when they're about to send you freebies.


So there are all the things that I get in my SOCOBOX: Corine de Farme Purity Micellar Water, Sulamit Smart Stay Matte Lip Paint, and Derma Angel Acne Patch mix. I am so excited to try everything since I have never heard of these brands before so I'm really curious to see how they cope up with my skin problems!

Sociolla gives out heaps and heaps of SOCOBOX every month to their SOCO members and you can be one of them! All you have to do is sign up to be a member and start reviewing away! Don't forget to be active in the community to collect points so you can get into the Beauty Clique.

Visit me on SOCO: soco.id/navartierre

October 26, 2018

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic 3 in 1 Nose Pack Review


I was so happy when I could finally lay my hands on Innisfree's Jeju Volcanic 3 in 1 Nose Pack few weeks ago. I snatched it from my friends in a much cheaper price than what it's originally retailed in the market. I had mistaken it in the first place that this was Innisfree's Jeju Pore Clay Mask in the tube version because they both have the same resemblance. I had to read reviews and the product's information from their website to actually understand what's its function because as you can see below, everything in the package is written in Korean.


Packaging wise, there's nothing exciting. Tubes are fine and they're travel friendly. 40 mL is not a lot therefore you can get very handy with it if you bring it with you on your trip. I'm not sure if it's available in bigger mL or in jars like their pore clay mask.


So as written in the package, it's a nose pack, meaning it is meant to be used on the nose area and not all over the face. Basically what it does is smooths out your pores and control your sebum production. I've tried it several times now and to be honest it doesn't actually do what it claims to be. My pores are still large, and even worse, my sebum production gets even heavier that I get really grossed looking at my oily nose after using this nose pack. This do however, clears out whiteheads pretty seamlessly. I used it on my nose before I used my Biore pore pack and even after leaving the pore pack for 30 minutes, nothing would come out. My nose is clean like a baby's butt.

So I guess it's an okay product. But I probably won't buy it for the second tube. I still want to try their other products.