January Beatitude 2018

Here we are in the same page, surfing in the January Beatitude 2018. I am so happy that this is my very first Beatitude post in 2018. January has taught me a lot of things. Because of that, I think I will add something new in Beatitude post besides the things that I am fond of. I would love to review and share about my experiences in the past few weeks with you which I hope it would be relatable to you too!

I had 2 weeks at uni and 2 weeks off in January. I lived my life just the way I had to live. I believe every single day is never the same as yesterday or tomorrow. These are 3 things I learned in January:

Things might be rough but the ending will not be as far as you think, you just need to live it up and love life as it is.

The universe might make you smile like you are the happiest person in the world but sometimes being too happy might lead you to the other way around.

Truth falls in between. Sometimes if you unintentionally seek it, you won’t find it.

I like hearing stories from people that have been through a lot. Many things happened as always and I am grateful to be a part of it. Now let’s get started with the usual Beatitude post. Let’s check out the things that I like the most in January.


Blush Volupté from Yves Saint Laurent. This peach shade I have has been my favorite blush on because I really love how it stays super long on my cheek regardless how tight my activity is.


If you see it closer, there is a glittery section in the middle. I usually use all of it thus it will leave glittery effect yet it doesn’t look that obvious thus you don’t need to worry because it won’t look too much. And one thing that I really like from this Blush Volupté is, it smells really sweet like candy. As you apply it on your cheeks with the provided applicator, its texture is very smooth. I am sure you will also love it!


Do you remember my latest review of blk cosmetics on their lip matte for Anne Curtis’ wedding? If you do, I actually also have their eyebrow pencil. This uncomplicated beauty Eyebrow Pencil from blk cosmetics has been a really good friend of mine because it is super easy to apply.


It has two sides which each of them precisely has its own function. On the left, it has a trapezoidal pencil shape to match with the shape of usual eyebrow. On the right, it has a brush to tidy up the drawn eyebrow.


I really love using this eyebrow pencil from blk cosmetics because it is super easy to use and the result itself is perfect. I wish I had a picture of my eyebrow using this blk cosmetics but if you’d like to see the result, check out my everyday make up on this article.


Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. I am pretty sure you must know this famous comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He wrote this romance investigation book called Modern Romance where he distinguish the difference between modern and traditional romance. It is well proven that most people these days are very used to digital romance where this app that I believe you call Tinder has now a significant role in finding the love that we seek whilst in traditional romance, most old couples say that they met only a few blocks away from each other’s house. From this book, I think I could summarize that the possibility of someone to meet the love of their life will be geographically expanding since the way we think keeps improving each day which shapes our vision and the way we see the world.

Milk and Honey by Billie Marten has always been an easy listening song that I like to have it on repeat. La Lune was the first song I listened and I started to fall in love with almost every song that she sings. Milk and Honey is about a girl who starts to be weary because the man is always demanding her.

Soo, that’s all I have for January Beatitude 2018. Time flies really fast and now it’s February already. I hope this blogpost could accompany your weekend and profoundly give positive influence for your weekly preference. Thank you so much for reading and 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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