Sabtu, 30 Juni 2012

Review Covergirl Eye Enhancers 4 Kit Shadows

Hola, chicas :)! How are you today? Aaa, before we know it, it is Saturday already. Today i come up with my "lost but recently found" covergirl eye enhancers 4 kit shadows. This eyeshadows were my favorite last year, but because many rivals are coming in my beauty stash, this kit has forgotten.

I found this in a poor condition, applicator gone, and one of the shadow has break into pieces. So sorry >.< dear shadows..

About covergirl eye enhancers

It is a kit contains matte, sparkle and shimmery shadows. That has been designed for a kit "to go" from day to night look. 

Packaging and Texture

Eventhough it is packaged in plastic container, i find the container is pretty sturdy. I don`t know how many time i have drop this eyeshadow already, regarding how clumsy i am. But still the container is great, and still click and open well. Too bad that the packaging is not cute like Korean brands or colorful like Benefit. But, well, yeah, the container has served its function well and Covergirl always has this modern - minimalistic packaging concept. Hmm, talking about texture, it is a little bit powdery and chalky.

Longevity, Application, Pigmentation

It stays put around three hours without eye primers and longer if you put one. Application is easy because this eyeshadows is blendable. But, in terms of pigmentation. Blah! I have to swap many times in order to make the color shows. The colors are very sheer. Hmm, maybe it will be great for school, where you can`t wear strong colors shadow.


+ Sturdy packaging
+ Blendable
- A little bit chalky and powdery
- Bad pigmentation

Rating 3/5
Repurchase? No

Hmm, before i end this blog post, i just want to invite you to join my mini giveaway. Hopefully you like it and good luck. Have a blast!

<3 Hana

Jumat, 29 Juni 2012

Critical Mass 2012

As I have for the past few editions, I will be a juror for the final round of Critical Mass. The deadline to participate is coming up, so don't hesitate to submit. I'd love to see more work from photographers I know. Text from Critical with submission details is below. Check it out:

Photolucida's Critical Mass, now in it's 9th year, is a program about exposure and community. Not a traditional photography competition, the goal is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging photographers working today in a multitude of ways.

In addition to putting the participants' work in front of 200 (yes, 200!) of the best industry professionals internationally, photographers from the finalist group will be chosen for awards:  A book award in collaboration with publisher Kehrer Verlag, solo shows given by Blue Sky Gallery and The Center for Fine Art Photography, and exposure as part of the Top 50 traveling exhibition curated by W.M. Hunt showing at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery and Southeast Museum of Photography.  And…three coveted 'golden tickets' to Photolucida's next biennial Portfolio Reviews event! All who submit to Critical Mass receive the monograph of the book award winner, once published.

For complete submission information, visit Photolucida's Critical Mass homepage.
For Critical Mass juror list, success stories, and details on awards and collaborations, visit Photolucida's blog.
Check it out!


Rabu, 27 Juni 2012

Review: Nature Republic Vanilla Sky Foundation and FOTD

Last April, my friend Putri went to South Korea for a seminar purposes. She kindly brought back for me some make up and skincare, and this was one of `em. Nature Republic is a Korean make up brand that emphasize on natural ingredients. Not just a mouthful, this foundation really does contain polynesia lagoon water and SPF 25 PA++. Hmm, sounds good to me ^.^

Okay, let`s get down to the product review, shall we?

Comes in a blue plastic tube with flower print, this foundation looks a little bit "standard". Not really cute, but not bad either. I really like the idea using plastic, because it will be travel friendly. Tube packaging is also hygienic.

 Swatch, Texture and Smell
It has creamy texture, a little bit thick so it is hard to blend. For me, i find it better to use make up sponge rather than paddle-like foundation brush. The brush only resulting in streaky finish. It has such a strong vanilla smell that wont go away for 15 minutes. The smell is fine for me, because my skin is not sensitive towards fragrance.

Spread - spread-.. Looks really white, isn't it?

Blend more with my fingers

Coverage, Oil control, Pigmentation and Longevity

Semi matte finish and the coverage is sheer to medium. For a really bad acne scar, concealer is a must. At first, the foundation didn`t blend well and causing a white cast, but after a while it settled well. On me, this foundie doesn`t oxidise, stay bright till i remove it. Pigmentation is good, a little goes along the way and brightens up the entire face. It stays put for 5 - 6 hours, and i do need to blot sometimes. So, i would say that the oil control is so - so. 


The best part about my job, is that i get to travel to a lot of mall for many reasons. Market research, location finding, or even checking the SOYA stores. Hehehehe so i can go sightseeing while working. 

This time i went to Supermall PTC Surabaya. I was in hurry making this FOTD, i didn`t even have time to apply the eyeliner and as you can see, the eyelash glue were very apparent and flaking >.<

Gah! Thank goodness the eyelashes didn`t fall off until the end of the day. I just use copper and brown eyeshadow all over my lids and apply falsies. That was it.

And for the face, i was using Nature republic vanilla sky foundation. I like the finishing look of this foundie. My skin looks brighter, smoother, but not heavy :)

Rating: 4/5
Repurchase? YES

Ok, fabulousista, time for me to get to work again. Hehehe such a refreshing time to share with you. I will get back to you soon. Btw, i am making a giveaway. Have you joined? If not, please scroll scroll down, the giveaway post just below :) Good luck for today. Fighting!

<3 Hana

Senin, 25 Juni 2012

70 FOLLOWERS mini giveaway

Hi everyone, finally i come up with a giveaway. This giveaway is to thank 70 followers!! Yay!! Thank you all for reading and supporting my blog. I love reading all your comments and sharing my beauty experiences as well as my life with you. 

This giveaway contains 4 brand new favorites eyelashes. 

The top one is fashion eyelashes, great for cat eye look, and the bottom one is for ageha look

These two are the best for gyaru looks :) I hope you like it. Other than those above, this giveaway also carries two rose headband, a bow, and my favorite soap. This CLARVII soap is natural, and smells so yummy. It also gives my skin a healthy glow

If the winners live in Surabaya, i will give him/ her 5 vouchers of SOYA free. It can be redeemed at SOYA Cito Mall and SOYA Royal Mall.

So, why wait? Here is how to join this giveaway:
1. Be my follower through GFC +1 point ( new followers are welcome)
2. Be a SOYA blog follower here +1 point
3. Share this giveaway on a sidebar + 3 point (optional)
If you are done, just drop a comment below with the format
I have done number....,...., and....

This giveaway will be closed at 30th July 2012 and valid for Indonesian only. I will announce the winner at 1 August. The winner will be chosen from

~Happy giveaway~
<3 Hana

Minggu, 24 Juni 2012

REVIEW: Sariayu Shimmering Powder Bena

Glowing complexion and perfect contouring are two korean make up highlights. But little i know that this kind of look can be achieved through a local brand too. I used to think that local brand means "heavy" make up and colorful eyeshadows, whereas korean brand offers subtler color and natural make up.

This shimmering powder that i am going to review today is a great product from Sariayu. I mainly love this because it is an ALL KILL product. It contains four colors that can be used separately.
WHITE : Sparkly and glittery color. I use this for the tear duct, cupid bow, and sometimes i use this on top of a lipstick so it looks very shimmery

BROWN: Many people use this as bronzing color, but personally i think that it is hard to pick with bronzing brush. Instead i use this for eyeshadows. Perfect for everyday.
PINK: Beautiful subtle pink that is great for blush on.
Creme: This is the greatest part, i use this mainly to highlight my nose bridge, and if i blend this color with the others, i can use it as a highlight for my cheek bones. 

The packaging is sleek and and flower pattern just make it perfect. It also comes with brush and plastic pouch. But i lost them somewhere in my room :(. The brush was soft though. Very nice.

The texture can be a little bit powdery when i use it too much. But as long as i use it sparingly. It really flatters my face. The shimmer is also subtle, it accentuates my face with healthy glow without making it like a disco ball. I also have a similar product name PAC Shimmering powder, compares to that, this product provides more down to earth glow. PAC Shimmering powder is perfect for party look, whereas Sariayu shimmering powder is more into everyday look.

The glow last all day. I ussually apply this for my school make up and  my face still glowy after  4 -5 hours. For me,  i think it is a worthy products to buy. I would recommend this for:
1. Korean make up lover
2. Someone who loves to have dewy - glowy look
3. Someone who is looking for affordable but good shimmering powder 

<3 Hana

Sabtu, 23 Juni 2012

Another giveaways

Hi, fabulousista, i would like to share some recent giveaways that i joined. One of them is from lalaluna. Waa i really want the OPI ballerina set. 

Another one is from beauty inside u. This is like answer to my prayer (halah.. *slapped!) hehehe. I have been wanting my dear blooming lips talk but kinda hesitating to buy because of the price. Suddenly, it comes in this giveaway. Aaa, may Heaven watch over me and let me win the first prize! hehehe.. Join this here

Kamis, 21 Juni 2012

Review: Maybelline Fruity Jelly Lipgloss in Creamy Guava

Hello, loveliest! :D Happy friday morning, i hope you seize the day and be happy because it is the last working day. I am still going to work tomorrow and even Sunday. But i am also happy because tomorrow is my anniversary day with my boyfriend. Horray! We have been together for soo long, 5 - 6 years? I pray that we will be able to help each other and grow together until we are old :)

Hehehe enough for a jibby jabbering :P.. In this lovely friday i want to share with you an affordable lipgloss from maybelline. It comes in Fruity Jelly lipgloss line. Mine is creamy guava, and i bought it for around 35.000. Creamy guava is pretty much sheer pink color lipgloss that sits prettily around the lips. It is kinda MLBBG (my lips but better and glossy) color. If you want this, it is affordable and easy to find. You can practically fin this product in every make up counter.

Application is easy. Since it comes in a tube packaging,it is easier also to carry. It never spills on my make up pouch too. 

Texture, Longevity, Smell, Pigmentation

It is a little bit sticky and gel like gloss, but i find it comfortable to wear. It has fade - guava scents. But it will certainly goes away in not time once you apply this on the lips :). It sparks on my lips for like three hours if i don`t eat anything. Quite an achievement, because i find another lipgloss start fading in one or two hours. Pigmentation is very sheer. Very very sheer, but well, i buy this for the glossy part anyway. It is also moisturizing. I ussually have a chapped lips, and it is getting better after a fruity jelly lipgloss regular use.

There is nothing "wow" about this product, but i find it do its job as a lipgloss. So, due to the price and longevity, i would recommend this to my fellow college students who needs a daily lipgloss. 

Overall rating: 4/5
Repurchase: Maybe

<3 Hana

Rabu, 20 Juni 2012

Coastal scents 88 Original Pallete Review

Tons of colors to play with, cheap price and good quality eyeshadows.

Those are three things that describe this pallete the most. I bought this for around 250.000 at Make up Brush FB. Since then, this has been my toy, and my best friend to do a little experiment on make up. When i first received the package, the silver pan falls off, i have to stick it with a double tape. It comes with a little mirror and two applicators. The mirror is so small, quite disappointing, >.< because i like bigger mirror better. The applicators are useless too, it is stiff and hurt my eyes when i use it. They don`t have enough sponge to deliver a good and comfortable application. After several times using these applicators, I throw it away and change them with a better ones.

Hmm, it is just the start and i have talked so many minus points about this pallete >.< (MY BAD!). It doesn`t mean that this pallete is not good tho. It is great, really....

Now, look at the pan! It contains 88 eyeshadows with matte and shimmery range. Very pretty! Most of them are pigmented. You can see the swatches. I swatch them without any primers, and the colors kick so well. Vibrant! But some colors like beige and pale colors are not that pigmented. I may need to apply it over and over again.

Just a little tip, this eyeshadow is easy to fall out. So, don`t forget to tap the excess before applying, or you can put a lot of loose powder below your eyes to catch the fall out. Inspite this down part, the application is quite easy. Blendable and the texture is good. It glides easily on my eyelids. It stays for 4 -5 hours after that it is going to fade. For a monolid like me, the eyeshadows would likely to crease, so eyeprimer is a must.

After about a month using this pallete, i already created some looks. See them here and here. My favorite beauty guru, Sasaki Asahi is also using this a lot. She also use another pallete from coastal scents like the warm pallete, shimmery pallete and blush on pallete. I really want to collect the other pallete ^.^... Lets save money! hehehehe.. 


NYX Diamond Sparkle Lipstick in Sparkling Apricot Review

 NYX are famous of their lipstick. NYX round lipstick and NYX black label are every beauty lovers must - have. Many good reviews are written and rave emerges in every blog. So here it is, another lipstick line from NYX called Diamond Sparkle Lipstick.

Their claim (

A decadent and divine lipstick infused with shimmer. The superlative blend of moisturizing, long-lasting and sparkly ingredients is unmatched. Diamond Sparkle Lipstick has a cult following among our fans. Available in 22 knockout shades.
INGREDIENTS: Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ceresin, Polyethylene, Octyldodeanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Digylcery Polyacyladipade-2, Diisostearyl Malate, and B.H.A. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium, Dioxide ( CI 77891), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491) Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), D&C Red No.6 (CI 15850) D&C Red No.7 (CI 15850), FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake (CI 42090), or FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake (CI 19140).

I bought this from My lovelysister preloved sale. It is still in a good condition and i am satisfied with the service. As expected as a professional make up seller, Aini`s ( the blog owner) responses were fast and kind.

Aight, lets scrutinize our new product bit by bit.....


Packaged in black plastic, there is nothing special in the packaging. But somehow it delivers the classy feeling and simplicity. The cap is tight. I also love the idea how they are using transparent plastic in the bottom, therefore i could see clearly the color inside without opening the lid.


PIGMENTED! Just one swap and my lips are shimmery and very apricot - like. The texture are creamy, it glides well on my lips. Though it is creamy, upon usage my lips feel a little bit dry. It stays for around three hours, after that whats left on my lips are cute shimmers and hint of apricot. Even when it fades, it still left away a cute shimmer.


SHIMMERY? SPARKLY? Totally true. I can see an apparent shimmer in one swap. My lips look fuller too because shimmer catches the light and give illusion of a fuller lips. However, in my taste, this lipstick is too much for everyday use, too "bling - bling". But for party? Definitely YES. I would recommend this lipstick for shimmer lovers.

Rating: 3/5
Repurchase? MAYBE




Rabu, 13 Juni 2012

Surabaya Beauty Blogger First Gathering :)


This aglio olio paste and mango juice that i ate during my gathering with fellow Surabaya Beauty Blogger :). I love how they use frying pan as a plate. 

Ay, ay, and this is PIQUE NIQUE - Grand city Surabaya, place where we met. I love the cozy surroundings

Taraaa and this is surabaya beauty blogger, so happily chat and taking pic together. There i met..
1. Shelviana - She is actually my upperclasmen in UPH. I never thought that she is also beauty blogger. Surprised! and so happy also that we are such a click. She is so diligent and able to handle herself in terms of buying make up ( envy envy >.<), unlike me who is going crazy and buy a lot of make up every month. Really, i should learn from her.

2. Priz  - Priz is very pretty. Long haired and fair skinned :). She is about to step up into college world. I am so happy for her and wish her the best.

3. Caroline - She is the youngest of us all. I love her beautiful eyes. She was voluntarily become a mascara model for me and sha - sha.

4. Mami Elisa - What a charming lady she is! Talkative and fun to be with. I hope i can see you again.

5. Shelley - Shelley is the only vlogger of us all. I love her videos, especially her video about her make up collection. Totally make my jaw drops.

6. Yennyca - This pretty lady is a make up artist :). 

7.Sha sha - Sha is the owner of One of my favorite blog ^^. She is so kind and nice.

Selasa, 12 Juni 2012

REVIEW: E.L.F Studio Stippling Brush

Hi, beauties :). I want to share about E.L.F Stippling Brush. If you wonder what stippling brush is, it is actually a brush for applying face product, wet or dry. For complete information, here is the description from ELF website

This new antibacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more ansorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. Studio brush!

The layered bristles create a soft airbrushed look that's perfect for applying foundation or adding colour definition to cheekbones or highlighting with soft layers. Use this brush with any liquid or powder face product such as foundation, blush or bronzer to build your coverage from sheer to heavy.

Personally, i use this brush for applying my NYX cream blushes. It works well. My blushes are in rose petal and glow, it is very pigmented. So, when i apply it with my hands, it turns out to be too much. The best way to apply it is with this stipple brush. It blends the product to a smooth finish.

Sometimes, i use it for powder blush and highlighter. Works like charm also. This brush picked up the product evenly, so it would end up looking natural on my face.

But somehow, i feel like i can`t use this to apply liquid foundation or BB cream. It waste so much product, takes more time to apply, and also the bb cream looks streaky and uneven. I wonder if the problem is my lacking skill because many other bloggers said it works well to apply liquid foundation and BB cream too. Do you have this brush? If you have tips to apply foundation/ bb cream with this brush, please share it with me too ^^..

I find the handle is very sleek and ergonomic. It is just well fit to my hands. Not too big, not too small

The brush itself is not very dense. It is made of taklon ( idk what it is, maybe something synthetic >.<). Good thing about taklon is it doesn`t shed, washed easily, and have high flexibility. I washed this nearly every other day, but then the bristles never shed once. The bristle is easily stained tho. But overall, this is a very recommended brush. It is affordable, yet works like a charm

Price: around 60.000 rupiahs/ 9 SGD
Rating: 4/5

Minggu, 10 Juni 2012

Haul: Max Factor

Max factor Master piece eyeshadow in Coffee and Icicle Rose
False lash effect mascara - FUSION and WATERPROOF

Pemilihan Wajah Muslimah 2012

A couple weeks ago, i have had a meeting with my fellow Surabaya beauty blogger. While waiting for the car, i was watching this amazing event that held in CITO. Pemilihan wajah muslimah. It was held by Nurani Magazine. 

I love their dresses. Extravagant and glamorous, remind me of the comical Arabic tale, where all the princesses gathered and wearing beautiful gowns.

And, at last, i took pictures with some of these beautiful ladies :)

Ok ladies, good luck for your competition :).. I hope you have had great experience

<3 Hana