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Easy Steps I Do to Cover Up Dark Eyebags

Hello, guys! Glad to be back to this lovely weekend. Honestly I have always been bothered with the dark circles on my eyebags and it really gives me the look that brings people to question, “Are you tired?” or even “My God, you look so tired, you don’t need to study that hard”. Phew!

One thing that I always run to is concealer and foundation. They are totally my lifesaver to at least minimize the dark circles I have. This time I am going to show you how I do my make up for my eyebags to cover up these annoying dark circles. Let’s get started!

First thing’s first, here are my weapons to combat the war. Sounds too much? Haha! I will explain you further as the tutorial starts with this one.

Matte Lip Liquid. You might find it weird but this is actually my own trick to cover up the dark circles since I don’t use darker shade like orange color for concealer. I am more comfortable using The Body Shop Crete Carnation Matte Lip Liquid as the first coverage.

Make 3 thin dots and apply them around the dark circles with silicone beauty blender.

I am more comfortable with silicone beauty blender rather than sponge beauty blender because sponge more absorbs the makeup and I find my makeup gets more wasted but not for silicone one.

Concealer. I am using Revlon Colorstay concealer number 03 Light Medium. This is my first time using Revlon’s concealer since I used to stick with L’Oreal but actually they are pretty similar.

I usually make 3 dots under my eyebags. And then I slide the applicator to draw a triangle shape of the applied concealer. Why triangle? It makes the shade look more saturated with the color of your skin and more youthful by higlighting the front area of your face.


After that, rub the applied concealer with a silicone beauty blender to saturate the shade into the color of your skin.

Foundation. I am using Lancôme Mat Miracle 24H. Besides for the whole shade on my face, it actually works out to cover up the dark circles after concealer.

Apply the liquid foundation with the silicone beauty blender as adequate as possible. Remember this foundation is just to thicken the shade of the previous concealer.

Powder. For finishing touch, I am using Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder. I really love its smooth texture, they are just perfect!

Apply the loose powder around your eyes and cheeks. But actually you can apply it all over your face since it is a loose powder for finishing touch.

And done! Although it doesn’t really cover up the big circles since my eyebags are quite major but it now looks more blended in with my skin.

I hope this eyebags trick could also help you getting rid of the dark circles. They are just really annoying, aren’t they?

Do you have the same problem as mine? And how do you cover it up? Let’s share your experience, I’d like to know more about you guys. Thanks for reading!


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The Body Shop Haul Including NEW Lip Matte Liquid

I was recently bumped into The Body Shop store nearby and found some new babies. Not literally babies. Make-ups are the babies.

I was actually looking for a compact powder since I ran out of it and it cried me a river. Kidding! It was also my first time using compact powder from the Body Shop and I thought I was going to give it a review along with another babies too.

Lip Matte Liquid – Crete Carnation 030

The first thing that I would like to review before all is their latest Lip Matte Liquid. They just launched this new type of matte liquid and I wanted to try it out. Its texture is slightly soft, the scent is really sweet which I love the most, but unfortunately I think this is not the best product they have. It doesn’t get matte on my lips that quick and doesn’t really last that long but I still like it to use it at college, home or somewhere around not too far from the neighborhood. It costs for $10.

Osaka Plum Matte 429

But this one is different. It gets matte really quick and lasts quiet longer. I love how it matches with the texture of my lips and its red wine color which I have always wanted. Its textures itself is pretty smooth and I recommend this one for Body Shop’s lipstick.

All-In-One Face Base 052

Finally the savior of my college life has arrived. This is the first time I started to use Body Shop’s powder compact, I am not disappointed to purchase this product since I am head over heals in love with its sophisticated packaging. It also absorbs face oils which could help my skin look fine for the whole day.

Rainforest Radiance – Detangling Spray for Colored Hair

This hairspray has been a good friend to me since highschool since I used to have colored hair though right now I am wearing hijab. I like using this hairspray after shower to keep my hair hydrated though I know the main purpose of its hairspray is to maintain colored hair to stay longer.

Drops of Youth – Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

Actually this one is a sample I got from the shopkeeper. Drops of Youth is also The Body Shop’s latest product to be best applied before sleep. It is sort of vitamin to keep your skin hydrated. It felt refreshing as I rubbed it around my face skin and I think I would like to have some more.

That’s all I have got from this week’s shopping haul with The Body Shop. Have you ever tried any of these yet? If yes, tell me what you think and let’s have a conversation in the comment box below. Have a great weekend, loves!


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Local Beauty Brand from Bali for Coffee Enthusiast

Hello! It’s good to be finally back to another weekend because I have got something to show you, especially for those who are fond of coffee that much.

I recently received some products from local beauty brand in Bali, Kohvee Story. They are beauty products originally made from coffee and I was informed that their products contain antioxidant, detoxifier, anti-inflammatory, and absolutely the strong scent of coffee.

Honestly this is the first time for me to wear beauty products made from coffee so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try one, would it?

Coffee Skin Moisturizer

Skin moisturizer has always been the first thing to satisfy my desire in maintaining my skin health. I have heard a lot that caffeine is good for skin, especially in protecting from UV radiation. The first time I applied this product and rubbed it all over my arms and legs, I fell in love with the strong coffee scent and how it saturated with the skin.

For the texture itself, I found it a bit oily and too fluid as I expected it more dense. However I love how my skin starts to smell like coffee and feels smoother after applying it. I use this product twice a day for better result.

Coffee Cleansing Oil

And this is my favorite one because it is a multifunction product where it can be used for face massage and makeup remover which I believe everyone should have this one especially for traveling because you can get two products with two different functions at once.

I usually massage my face with this cleansing oil with two pumps once per three days, it feels very satisfying for relaxation after a long day of school and work. The result on my face this far, it feels smoother and I just love how it soothes my skin that quick.

I think that’s all I have about Kohvee Story. Honestly I totally recommend their products, especially the coffee cleansing oil since that is my favorite one. Have you ever tried it before? If not, would you? Tell me what you think below and share your thoughts with the world!

Have a great weekend and I also would like to send my deepest regards to you who are going to celebrate the Eid Mubarak tomorrow, I hope you all have a great time with your family. Happy holiday! ❤


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ESQA Lip Matte Liquid You Should Try

Hello! Since I wanted to try to post more than one blogpost in a week, I thought this week would be the right time to start with. I belive it is the third week of Ramadhan for all Muslims, so I would like to send all my prayers to those who are fasting. May you have courage and health to get through Ramadhan ❤

Soo, I was recently bumped into a local beauty brand from Indonesia named ESQA and I thought I had to share it with you because you really need to try it out too! I tried one of their makeups, the Lip Matte Liquid. Look at these two beautiful babies smiling from your screen,

Let’s see what we got here, I got two shades consist of Dusty Pink and Berry Kiss. The bold one and the nude one. Which one do you prefer? Let’s get started with the nude one.

Dusty Pink

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In the first glance, I found this shade was totally as nude as the color of my lips. But as I slid the applicator on my lips, I felt thick and smooth textures crashed in bringing the soft color of pink.

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The pigmentation is really good, and you only need one swipe of the deeper colors to get opaque coverage. It lasts quite longer for approximately 5 hours without heavy meals.

Berry Kiss

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And this is the bold one and also the best seller one, simply the color is dark purple yet not that dark. A bit lighter but in the perfect pantone of dark purple.

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This color has always been my favorite because it looks stand out and makes your teeth look whiter. For the pigmentation and the coverage itself are still the same as the Dusty Pink.

I started to love this product because it doesn’t accentuate any dryness or lines on lips. If you love matte lipsticks but want something comfortable and non-drying, these are totally made for you!

Therefore, I do recommend these for you. Hope it gives you more insights for your beauty preference, have a great weekend!


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Mysterious Fragrances for Mysterious Women

You can tell how mysterious it looks from its package. They are black, sophisticated, and classy. I believe every woman on earth would crave for this kind of fragrance. Especially women who like to leave their trace behind mysteriously and disappear into the mist like those scenes you have always seen in movies.

I got these super sophisticated fragrances then decided to compile and compare them to see the most mysterious fragrance between them all based on my experience. Let’s get started with the first scent.


Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari

Noir is a word from French meaning black. You can see the package gets more sophisticatedly mysterious with its name. The scent definitely smells like jasmine since the name is Jasmin and the reason why it is noir or black because somehow I can smell an addictive (in a good way) tension for those people who smell this scent when the woman passes by with this perfume. It is mysterious and you really need to try it by yourself. This fragrances lasts super longer, it can stay on your skin for almost 8 hours but after 5 hours, the scent started to fade away. However it still depends on the room temperature you are in.


Good Girl by Carolina Herrera New York

From its appearance, I consider this fragrance wins because it gives a perception of classy sassy and a bit smart assy despite the name is Good Girl. The scent smells like peach and light at first actually which I thought it would give more mysterious smell. This fragrance lasts quiet long for approximately 5 hours in humid temperature.

Black Orchid by Tom Ford

The first time I sprayed it on my wrist, it smelled really strong and a bit minty to me. But after five minutes, its scent slowly changed into something elegant and smooth. This fragrance has the hardest scent to be described and that’s why it smells mysterious. From its package, it looks simply black and I am sure it represents its mystery fragrance.

From three fragrances I reviewed, I think the best fragrance in representing its mysterious scent is Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari. Not only smells mysterious, it smells really alluring and addicting which defines the meaning of belleza. The second place is Black Orchid by Tom Ford and the third place is Good Girl by Carolina Herrera. Honestly it was quiet hard to describe each smell of these perfumes and I tried my best to find words that could be interpreted easily for you. I hope you like this review and I hope it inspires you enough for your perfume collection. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend! 🙂


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YSL vs. NYX – What’s the Difference Anyway?

Same color, same function, same form, what’s the difference anyway?

Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) and NYX are two different products where each of it is utterly significantly different in price. And I am wondering what makes them different. According to the experiences I heard from friends since high school until college, NYX has been a good friend to them. Almost everyone has it in their pouch. Whilst my blogger and working friends have always had a thought that quality depends on its price which eventually got them YSL in their pouch.

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However, I would like to see whether price really proves its quality or it could be the other way around. I got two lipsticks from NYX and YSL with similar shades, I reviewed it based on my experience. Let’s get started with the first shade.

NYX Matte Lipstick: Natural (MLS12)

Truthfully, NYX has also been a good friend to me since freshman year in college. This shade gives me a neutral effect onto my lips. Its smooth texture gets matte quickly and it lasts approximately 3 hours without heavy meals since its color is a bit nude and looks more like light purple.

YSL: Rouge Pur Couture (62N802)


This shade looks really similar with NYX but there is one thing which could differentiate YSL and NYX. Its texture is super smooth as I slide the shade around my lips. It lasts longer for approximately 5 hours without heavy meals but still needs a retouch if you want it to stay fabulous on your lips.

NYX Butter Lipstick: Mary Janes (BLS08)

Red lips always lie. If only you know that verse from a song, you can relate. Its color is really on point since it looks super bright which is suitable for party ocassions. Since it is a butter lip, it is not a matte type and quiet glossy at first but not after that. It lasts the same, approximately 3 hours without heavy meals or your lips will look lousy thus you need to be super aware for retouch.

YSL: Rouge Pur Couture The Mats (62N104)

This shade looks darker than NYX and still suitable for party ocassions. The texture is super smooth which makes me craving to slide it onto my lips over and over again. Although it feels smooth but somehow it comes a bit matte which makes it lasting longer for approximately 5 hours without heavy meals. Since the shade is total red, then retouch is highly recommended.

So, have you picked your choice? Truthfully, YSL is more pricey than NYX and if you have read the review, you must have figured out where the difference is. The shade might be the same but no products can put their quality in disguise. However, the ball is in your court! What will you consider first? Its quality or its color?

Tell me what you think in the comment box below and share your perspective. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! 🙂

Fun Trivia // The philosophy behind the name of NYX is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night, therefore the name is NYX which spelled in Ancient Greek with Νύξ, “night”.


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Is GlamGlow YouthMud Mask Worth the Price?

Self-Treatment has been one of the most crucial things that someone has to add in their weekend list. Why so? Because if you treat yourself right, self-pleasure will follow anyway.

Before heading to the main content regarding the GlamGlow Tinglexfoliate Treatment, I would like to share my interesting conversation I had with a guy friend of mine yesterday.

“I don’t like seeing girls in make-up, they look like clowns and honestly, it takes so high costs for their treatment. We, boys, only like girls who look properly good in dresses and that’s enough. What do they expect from us as guys?”

I only smiled and replied him by adding about self-pleasure. I believe we are all people have different perspective about wearing make-up. Especially me, as a woman, believes that wearing make-up and grooming is not only about dress to impress, I like to take myself in proper maintenance because I love myself. Imagine when we love something, we tend to take care of it because we avoid to get it damaged. And that simply happens to ourselves, we take care of ourselves by grooming and wearing make-up occasionally because we love ourselves. Therefore, I just wanted to change people’s mindset about women who like wearing make-up and dress properly, we do that because we care about ourselves.

Okay, so that’s enough for the opening statement, I guess shall we start with my first experience with GlamGlow?

GlamGlow has been a hype product in the beauty world. I was curious so I bought a set of GlamGlow from Sephora for around $65 with mud foam included.

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The texture of GlamGlow itself is definitely not like scrubs but mud. The mud itself has pretty strong minty scent which I found it appealing. As I applied a thin layer on my skin, just like its name “Tinglexfoliate Treatment”, I could feel it tingling yet burning on my face. I highly recommend you to not apply it around your eyes even your eye bags because your skin in that area will feel burnt than ever. I honestly found it uncomfortable on my face, I let it dry for almost 15 minutes.

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Actually the mud dries faster because it would dry already for approximately in 8 minutes. As it was completely dry, I barely could move my skin. Just don’t laugh or smile because your skin was being extracted and it would cause your skin wrinkled sooner. So, you better don’t.

I immediately washed my face gently. As I finished, I felt my skin tighter and smoother. The mud really did the great job in extracting the oil on my face. Overall, I loved this product though it kinda tortured me while applying it. I think I’ll be sticking to it.

Have you tried GlamGlow YouthMud? What do you think?


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8 Things I Desperately Should Have in My Bag

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Should I take this? Should I take that? or Should I take them all?

Yes, I know this feeling too well! Sometimes I also end up taking all things that I thought would probably be crucial but actually not. But it was me before I started to realize what I should really keep in my bag all the time. I got 10 things from the most prioritized to less, so here they are!

1. Wallet

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It scares me out too often if I don’t find my wallet in my bag. This is utterly the most prioritized one. I think this one matches with you too.

2. Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre

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Since the daylight hits the skin of my face pretty often and it usually sweats in the middle of the day, powder is absolutely my first weapon to get rid the oily face which bothers me the most.

3. Girlactik Lip Matte

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If you are a lover of lip matte by Girlactik then we must be besties! I utterly like the matte texture, the smell, the duration time of how it goes to matte and lasts. My favorite is Allure and Demure.

4. The Body Shop Red Musk Brume Parfumeé

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Body odor is utterly unacceptable to me. The smell of sunlight and sweat that turn into some random smell that you know too well, okay, I don’t want to explain it further.

5. Marks & Spencer China Blue Moisturizing Hand & Nail Cream

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I really love the smooth texture of this hand cream. It smells and feels really good whenever I massage it onto hands and nails after washing hands. For more specific, it smells like the combination of floral cream and soap.

6. Tom Riddle Journal

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This is mysteriously black journal that you might have seen in Harry Potter, which also belongs to Tom Riddle a.k.a you-know-who. I write about everything in that book. It’s not a diary. I’m not a diary person, I usually write schedules and agendas that I need to do since I think writing can make my memory longer rather than typing.

7. Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Hand Gel

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Before and after eating, this one is crucial.

Sooo, that’s all I have in my bag though I still have more but those are things that I really need the most and I never left them out of my radar. Did you find the same things in your bag too? If you did, wonderful! I think we are twins. Share what you have in your bag on the comment below because I would like to know about yours as well. Thanks for reading!


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Inglot Cosmetics You Should Try

Have you ever heard about Inglot Cosmetics before?

I believe you have!

I was recently bumped into Inglot Cosmetics, especially their breathable nail polish which has been really hype lately because it also can be applied to Muslims since we usually cannot pray because the average nail polishes do not absorb water into our nails. The latest nail polishes that I received from Inglot Cosmetics are O2M Soft Matte 532 (Red Wine Color) and O2M Soft Matte 536 (Grape Wine Color), and also their Lipstick Matte 413.

O2M Soft Matte 536

One of my favorites! Since this nail polish is a soft matte type, I intended to not use the base coat to see how it will clearly look like once it dried. And this is how it looks like,

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When it comes to camera, the color seems shining as if it was coated by base coat. But when you see it yourself, it looks utterly matte. After I had tried the O2M Matte only, I still prefer to wear base coat on it for perfect look.

O2M Soft Matte 532

Who likes the lady in red? Since I only wore the Matte 536, this time I featured my sister to wear this red wine color. She wore base coat because she wanted it to look more glamorous since Matte seems too casual for her. And here’s the compared picture between us wearing Matte 532 and Matte 536.

However, we love how its color shows up in pictures. They look glamorous and very suitable for those who want to bold their look. Which one is your favorite?

Lipstick Matte 411

Gothic all the way! I really fancy dark and monochrome colors, the amalgam of purple and black are one of the colors that I adore the most. Lipstick Matte 411 has very nice shade and looks good when it comes to my skin. This shade is long lasting as long as you don’t have heavy meals and you don’t eat light meals that much, let’s say it’s approximately for 3 – 4 hours.

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Soo, that’s all for this week’s blog-post. Before jumping out to the final line of this article, I hope you like this look and inspires you to live your life to the fullest. Have a great weekend and thank you for reading! ❤


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Revlon Lipsticks Collection

Find a man who ruins your lipstick not your mascara.

I’m pretty sure that you guys have already heard that phrase. Especially my women readers! But however, that is true. Ha!

Soo, let’s get ourselves drowned into the title of this week’s blog-post. Oh! And if you have a man who always makes you cry, seriously, there’s still plenty of fish in the sea like there’s plenty of Revlon’s lipsticks in the makeup store.

So, I recently bumped into the other lip products of Revlon. I usually use the nude shade of Super Lustrous lipstick. It looks very natural on me and it is very suitable for those who don’t really like too much make up. So, let’s get started with the nude one!

Revlon Matte Lipstick – Mauve it Over (003)

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This one has been my favorite since high school. It really matches with the color of my skin. It feels really comfortable and weightless on my lips though some people might find it a bit dull looking. This shade is long lasting as long as you don’t have heavy meals and you don’t eat light meals that much, let’s say it’s approximately for 3 – 4 hours. But however, this one is still my favorite when I’m not in the mood to wear any glaring make-up.

Super Lustrous Lipstick – Sandalwood Beige (240)

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This shade is really suitable for those who want to be a ladylike. This mysterious shade of black red beige lasts for approximately 4 – 5 hours as long as you don’t have heavy meals. I think this shade looks good on any skin color. It doesn’t feel as weightless as the previous one but it doesn’t feel as heavy as you think too.

ColorStay Ultimate Suede – Fashion Forward (098)

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It is very suitable for those who like to dress like goth. Especially, be that glam goth look that’s all over the runaways. Keep in mind that world is your runaway. Every path, every zebra cross, everything! This shade stays longer than the previous ones and it stays a bit though you have heavy meals. It approximately lasts for 5 – 5 1/2 hours. This shade looks good when you pair it with black or white outfit.

Color Burst Matte Balm – Unapologetic Sans Remords (210)

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This is the most unique one. This bright pink shade really completes your outgoing, girly and happy look. Why do I call this unique? It has mint scents that everyone desires. When I put it on my lips, it kinda feels scathing at first but the color truly bursts, just like what the name is. It gives bright color on my skin and I think this shade is only for those who have high confidence to show their lips off in public. It approximately lasts for 5 hours as long as you don’t have heavy meals and ice creams.

Sometimes we can also be creative in mixing and matching lipsticks. I’d like to challenge you to combine Color Burst with ColorStay and see what color you will get.

Sooo, that’s all for this week’s blog-post! I hope it will help you in choosing the right product of Revlon that you desire. Which one is your favorite by Revlon?


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Lipsticks by Revlon


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