Sunday, May 31, 2015

REVIEW: LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss

I don’t really know why liquid lipsticks are so in-trend now. With the dead-matte finish, waterproof – and even bulletproof – formula, and wide color selection from black to mint blue, these lipsticks in tube seem to have too many cult followers all over the world. Actually liquid lipsticks aren’t new to the market, but it was just since late 2014 until now, the second quarter of 2015, that the virus seems to have affected everyone. Like, bzzzzzz. You’re so into liquid lipsticks. And you gotta try all brands offering their latest collection of these newest lipstick formulas, and oh, don’t you forget to compare which-or-which is better.
I was not into the hype. Was. Past tense. Until I discovered these babies at a very cheap price!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Heart to Heart: GOODBYE ACNE!!!

Hai! Pada masih ingat nggak, sama post aku yang ini? Post yang membahas mengenai curahan isi hati aku tentang jerawat. Selama 2 tahun lebih sejak penulisan post itu, aku sudah mencoba berbagai macam produk, teknik, cara, DIY homemade remedies, bahkan obat minum untuk mengobati jerawat. Hasilnya ialah…

Nih. Ini kondisi kulit aku sekarang. Of course camera lies, sudah sebagaimana aku coba untuk mengedit foto agar sesuai dengan tone dan kenyataan, tetapi masih banyak imperfections yang tidak tertangkap kamera. Sebut saja warna kulit wajah tidak merata (discoloration) dan acne scars alias bekas jerawat. Masih banyak kok bumps kecil juga yang ada di wajah. Tapi yang penting ialah, sudah jauh lebih baik kondisi wajahku sekarang bila dibandingkan dengan yang dulu, kan?

left cheek

right cheek

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Tips #1: DIY Mask for that SUMMER GLOW SKIN!

*rains hard*

Oh, no. The weather is kinda extreme now, it’s so hot at day but when night comes, it would rain so hard! If you’re living in a tropical country like me, this is what we call ‘transition’ season – when the weather changes rapidly and it’s kinda unstable because the shining sun can change into a hard rain in just an hour or so – which often affects our health too that the temperature changes dramatically along with the extreme weather.

It’s important to keep our body healthy and stay hydrated well during these times. What our body feels-but-sometimes-doesn’t-tell-us can actually be seen from how our skin’s doing. Mine, for example, is going to act a little bit annoying to remind me that I need to drink more water. 

But guess what, this is actually how my skin looks nowadays:

definitely no makeup on. see those scary eye bags and pale lips?

So, Caroline.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

April-May Haul! (Perfumes Inside)

When I start to post under the label ‘haul’…
You know I start to come back blogging again.

This haul post of mine, however, is definitely not as glorious or as crazy as the previous ones. Well I am a college student now and *uhm* am kinda broke, because being a student forces me to buy books over blushers. Sigh.

I don’t really seek or keep myself updated with the latest hottie in makeup world, plus I try to heal my skin completely so I don’t really buy too much new makeup or skin care products. I just repurchase or stock up things I love, like these mascaras, for example…

Shu Uemura Shupette Eyelash Curler
Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara x 2
Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara (WP) x 2
Jill Stuart Eyelash Curler

Because one is never enough. So be four. If you’re following me on Instagram, be it @mumu.kiss or my personal account @carolinelle_ you will notice people asking and commenting about my oh-so-luscious lashes. Those are these babies’ work, dude. Trust me, with good eyelash curler and the right amount of mascara, you will get the ‘falsies’ effect without even using that one mascara with ‘the Falsies’ label. No offense, but it does nothing on my lashes by the way *runaway*
And to these things I have my faith in! I will review the curlers soon, you tell me which one should go first. Maybe I should review Jill Stuart’s curler first since maybe you’ve read too much Shu reviews? Tell me in the comment box below. But I’m telling you, Jill Stuart is great too. It’s a tie with Shu, sometimes I even prefer Jill Stuart’s curler over Shu. Ha. Now you got confused.

Next is complexion products. Here I got some from LANEIGE’srecent event, and some blushers. I am a blush hoarder, remember?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dear Boy

Dear Boy.

That one boy who rarely pinches my cheeks when others think they are cute and dying to pinch them. You got the chance, you got the right to, yet you never did. Never really do.

That one boy who never sugarcoats anything. Never would you ever try to put (too) nice words together to compliment me. No cute or sweet words at all. Straight to the point as always. Thank you is thank you, period (.) follows after the word ‘I love you’.

That one boy who drives like Casper, drifts the car when got upset by the traffic, and only drives safely when I am on the ride.

That one boy who loves wearing bracelet, for him I made one. And that puts one on my wrist too...even though I never fancy arm candy.

That one boy who tries to look as cool as possible in public, but inside he is sizzling hot; can’t hold his excitement back while telling stories when nobody is around but me.

That one boy who actually can pose this stupid.

That one boy with strong will power – so bad that he would keep asking you the same question over and over again, worse when he really goes out to every possible place just to chase what he’s after.

That one boy with a lot of fears inside his mind, but never really show them anyway. 90% of them are already known by me. 70% are pretty much solved.

That one boy who never really gets my jokes or thinks they’re (at least,) quite funny. Sigh.

That one boy who loves my homemade hot chocolate, and eats the fried rice with no salt adding anyway just because I made it.

That one boy who gets jealous quicker than lightning bolt – and none of his jealousy are cute like what they say in Tumblr blogs.

That one boy with the eyes screaming joy when they meet mine – and it’s obvious, your friends could tell.

That one boy who honestly admits that I look better with makeup on, but still is pretty without any.

That one boy who agrees bold colors look good on me.

That one boy with high perfume taste just like my brother.

That one boy who has been together with me for this past one year.

That one boy who never really thinks his girlfriend is romantic enough, even though it’s me who write this post anyway.

That one boy who is really keen to appear in my blog and be written about – now it’s up, dude.


Happy Anniversary, Tootsie! Wishing nothing but the best for us. Would you wish that I would be less forgetful to put salt in whatever I cook for you, I would be really grateful. It’s really okay for me not to hang out in the day of our anniversary, a day before or a day after is cool.
Would you please keep picking me up after classes and shop the grocery together? Kellogs’ running low now!

And oh, I only eat the whole wheat bread WITH uncut sides. Don’t buy me the naked one.

my favorite stuffs!

PS: Now that you got your metal case and you’re up in my blog, please beg me no more! *shrugs*

I love you to the moon and I would never ever ask to come back to earth. You are my favorite extraterrestrial being; of course the third – came close to my beloved Alien Essence Absolue on the second place. Of course God is the first.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

LANEIGE Store is Now Open at Matahari Tunjungan Plaza + MAKEOVER!

Following the previous 16 counter in Indonesia, LANEIGE finally opened one more counter in Surabaya! In this lovely hometown of mine, LANEIGE previously only had one counter. With this adding of one newest counter, I hope the Surabaya citizens won’t compete with one another too much while getting their oh-so-raved products which always running out of stocks quickly at SOGO counter (;__; ) It’s seriously sad to go to the counter and the BA tells you that the item you want is currently out of stock…yet the waiting list is still a long way to go. Ugh. But fear not, mi Amore, because here goes my gratitude to LANEIGE Indonesia who finally decided to open one more counter in Surabaya. Woo!

The second LANEIGE counter in Surabaya is located inside Matahari Department Store Tunjungan Plaza III. I was the first blogger to arrive there so I got the very first counter tour with the lovely Lady of LANEIGE, Nia.

The best-selling products of LANEIGE
Nia introduced all the products, starting from the skincare lines. LANEIGE has several different lines for each skin concern, such as whitening (White Plus Renew series), anti-aging (Perfect Renew series), the cult-favorite Water Bank series, and Basic series.

White Plus Renew Series

Perfect Renew Series
Basic Series
Water Bank Series
Also I spot these favorite items from LANEIGE too, their Multiberry Yogurt Pack and Peeling Gel. They smell really yummy, like you wanna lick them when they’re applied on your face~

the special set with special price!!

having a makeover at the counter? why not!

This is the makeup bar. OH.SO.DELIGHTING. For both my eyes and my heart.

oh, hi there!

This newest counter has 3 lines of lipstick:
  • Silk Intense Lipstick with its beautiful matte finish,

  • Serum Intense Lipstick which is the game changer, used in the Korean Drama My Love from the Star (and this line SERIOUSLY is worth to collect, me no lie, review later!!!!!!)

  • Water Drop Tint, the newest line of lip tints with beautiful vivid color and very longlasting.

Sadly the two-tone bar (?) lipstick line hasn’t available in this counter yet. I hope it would be available very soon eh ~

Here are the Pure Radiant Shadow palettes they have. They’re all beautiful with shimmery and glittery finishes which are great for natural Korean eye makeup or soft smoky eyes.

this one is SO BEAUTIFUL ;____;

LANEIGE has various base and complexion products. The most raved and best seller nowadays is this BB cushion. With its light formula, high SPF, plus the compact size makes this cushion is very versatile for daily wear and becomes everyone’s favorite! It has the cooling effect once applied on your skin, giving the relaxing sensation along with the calming scent.

they have foundation too~
powder foundation
the 'IT' CC cream!

This is what I would totally recommend you to get: Water Base CC Cream SPF36/PA++. This is seriously GREAT. When I say great, it is that great. Comes in two color selection, peach pink (for brighter face) and pure beige (for a natural second skin finish). I tried the peach pink one, and yes it was too light for my skin. But once blended…VOILA! It makes my skin appears brighter, glowy from the inside but not ghastly-looking at all!

After that, the friendly BA suddenly appeared — after all my “oh-wow” moment and expression with the CC cream trials – trying to reveal the secret to matte skin for my oily complexion when using CC cream. He set the CC Cream with Water Supreme Finishing Pact and here how it looks:

Super. Beautiful. Matte. Skin.
And not cakey at all! Not heavy-looking, not ghastly also.
The girl who never really fancied CC cream was kind of sold to this combo. I possibly will get them for my birthday next month!

After the tour and all the bloggers were complete, now it’s time to finally launch the counter to public. Here we had Nia introduced LANEIGE and the newest counter to us, and Dian, as LANEIGE Brand Manager, gave quick opening speech and wishes.

Next is the opening ceremony. The honor went to Cipto Suparmin (Regional Manager of Matahari Department Store in East Java), Anisa Sutaki (Assistant Store Manager Matahari Department Store) and lastly, Ms. Dian herself.


And now that LANEIGE counter at Matahari Department Store is finally launched, we would like to wish them all the best and great prosperity ahead.


The event continued with a makeup demo at K-Beauty Festival at the Atrium of Tunjungan Plaza III, with………ME as the model. It’s kinda weird to write this myself LOL

As I had already wore makeup before (and this was seriously a last-minute pick, I didn’t even know Nia was going to choose me) I gotta wipe off all my makeup first, using LANEIGE Cleansing Oil. Here’s the makeup of the day I managed to snap before they’re all gone:

the photobomb girl is kinda epic....
The Make Up Artist in charge was Mr.Ajie. We talked a lot at the backstage and he was like, ‘wah your makeup is so good, did you do it yourself?’ and I was all flattered la ~ #slapped
He was totally fun and great to work with, as he told me what he’s going to do later on the stage, the makeup and so on. As mentioned above that I was picked randomly and I had literally ZERO experience in being a model for makeover, it was needed to build the chemistry and communication with the MUA for the best result. I was very glad he did, so I knew what he wanted therefore here’s the result of the makeover:

close up details
glammed up!!

Products Used
  • LANEIGE Power Essential Skin Refiner
  • LANEIGE Power Essential Skin Emulsion
  • LANEIGE Firming Eye Cream

  • LANEIGE Lumi Block Primer (Oily)
  • LANEIGE Snow BB Soothing Cushion SPF50/PA+++
  • LANEIGE Water Supreme Finishing Pact SPF25/PA++
  • LANEIGE Natural Brow Pencil
  • LANEIGE Pure Radiant Shadow
  • LANEIGE Pure Radiant Blush
  • LANEIGE Water Drop Tint in Hot Pink

veetkurnia from Female Daily and Nindy! Lovely to see them in person <3

I remembered all the products used above for a reference later, hehe! I think from all the demos presented that day, LANEIGE’s Makeup demo is the most watched. The result was so great and I was totally satisfied and very happy. The theme of the look is Glam Party Makeup. Do you think Mr. Ajie happened to glam me up with this side-by-side comparison with my previous soft makeup? ;)

Overall, thank you LANEIGE Indonesia for having us at the event. It was so fun! I had a very nice experience getting the makeover from Mr.Ajie. I really admire his work and the result, few blogger fellows agreed too! I wish all the best for LANEIGE and team, see you next time guys ~

Friday, May 8, 2015

Review: Zara Black & Zara Rose Eau de Toilette

It’s nice to be come back blogging again! Phew, I was super busy lately with campus life and stuffs plus the organizational event that was hold back there in March? I was in charge as one of the main coordinators and been doing the preparation since January, so yeah my last post as you can see, was in January. And the assignments – this semester, is a hell indeed. Most of the subjects are not very important for my study but still they must be taken like ethics, English, etc.
I was that busy that a girl who once shopped for 1 dozen lipsticks per month simply spent NOTHING on the bullets in the first quarter of 2015. Unbelievable, indeed. But it is the truth LOL I have no time scrolling through the Female Daily threads and look for the reviews for the liquid lipsticks that are so in hype lately. Therefore, no shopping as I never shop blindly like knowing nothing about the thing I’m going to buy. Aside of all the reasons above, Han has the most logical and reasonable reason of why I bought no lipstick lately: 

"I was so drawn, fascinated, yet crazy about fragrances that I wouldn’t care anymore about lipsticks and it’s no any better."

Maybe he was right, since I will be doing a review of my recent purchase today.

This a gift set I bought from Zara at the very last minutes when I was about to pay for only one single tee at the cashier. The cashier man persuasively offered this set, and kept pushing me and Kak Sekar to have a sniff and literally have it too. The date I went too with Kak Sekar was about ‘sniffing perfumes and let’s get lost in Cloud ‘Fumes ’ but never came to our mind that we would spend another bucks on fragrance, as we just uhm, shopped Thierry Mugler perfumes in a very good BOGO deal. But since women are still women, and we were as vulnerable as ever – be it our heart, wallet, and nose – so yeah…we got one set for each of us at last.