Friday, December 28, 2012

♦♦♦ FOTD : Blockbuster Eyes [ including Step by Step Picture Tutorial! :D ] ♦♦♦

Hi bubblies!
How's your day?
Hope you're doing awesome!

Maybe the title kind of confuse you?
haha.. please don't be. >.<"
It's because I've been trying out and playing around with this eyeshadow quad from Silkygirl called Blockbuster

 I promise the quad will be up for my full review soon ya ^^

<< UPDATE >>
♦♦♦ Review + Swatches : Silkygirl Blockbuster Color Palette in No.5 Smokey Charm ♦♦♦

Meanwhile, I've been keeping it for quite sometime now. But just recently got into the zone to play with it. When I bought it in the first place, I knew that the color would be a perfect suit to create a sultry smokey eye!

I just had one time to play with it until now and knew exactly what I would normally wear using the color combination in the quad. Of course you can be creative and create tons of look using this quad alone. 
In the meantime, this is my one typical-I-would-normally-wear look that I manage to come up with using all the colors in the palette.

  Unto The Tutorial 

To make it easier to look at, I'll just categorized my makeup done in 3 big parts.

But as the star of the show, let me introduce you a bit to the colors in the quad.
( top to bottom )
A = let's just call it yellow
B = let's just call it pink
C = let's just call it grey
D = let's just call it navy blue

1. Eye & Eyebrow

( Step by Step Picture Tutorial )

1. Start with bare eyes. 
2. I'm using NYX HD Eyeshadow Base to prime the eyes and gently spread the product using ring finger until it completely absorb to the skin. 
3. Using Small Dome Brush by Masami Shouko, take pink and put it above your eye crease. 
4. This would be the transition color. 
5. With Sigma F70 Concealer Brush take grey and place it in the outter of your eye lid area. 
6. Slightly blend them in.

7. Don't forget the lower lash line too.
8. This will instantly warm up the eyes.
9. Next is, using Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush take navy blue and place it in the center of the lid.
10. Just packed it on and push it until the color is pretty intense.
11. Back again with step 5, because you may loose some of the color there.
12. Keep blending with more step 3.

13. I usually bring the transition color towards the inner eyes. This will make your eyes bigger and more open. ( Adjust with your own eye shape )
14. Don't want any harsh line, Sigma E40 Tapered Blending will be your BFF.
15. Moving on, using Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading take yellow and place it under your brow bone.
16. Just flipped the brush and take yellow again to highlight the inner corner of the eyes.
17. And you're pretty much done with the eyeshadows.
18. Next step is the liquid liner. I'm using Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Black.

19. Make a cute wing liner that flattered any eye shape that you have.
20. I'm taking Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in Pure Purple to my waterline. Just give a nice pop of color there.
21. Then quickly filling the eyebrow with some eyebrow powder. For this, I'm using one eyeshadow color from my NYX Nude on Nude Eyeshadow Palette with Sigma Small Angle E65 brush.
22. For my liking, I like to extend the tip of my brow as well.
23. Set the eyebrow with some eyebrow mascara. I'm using Dolly Wink Eyebrow Mascara in no 3 Cocoa.
24. Put on some mascara. My favorite double up mascara are The Falsies Volume Express Waterproof Mascara in Black + Max Factor False Lash Effect in Black 

And here's the finish eye :D *wink*
Goss, I need to stole your trademark this time. sowwyy :P

Okey. I'm gonna cheat a bit and put my half cut falsies to my outer eyelashes.
Need to feed those poor lashes, babey! wii~~

For the eyes, you're pretty much done!  
The edit took so long this time.
And sorry for the different lightings in some of the pictures.
Tried my best and I'm working on it! :P

2. Face & Cheeks

Foundation : Krayolan Supracolor in 3W   

Bronzer + Highlighter : Aloha V-Line Slim Maker

3. Lips


 That's it everyone.

 I hope this post helpful for you.
Let me know if you have any questions!
I'll get back to ya! :D
Have a great day all!
Have a blessed Holiday Season ahead!

Smile :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

♡ Kiehl's Event Part 2 : "Holidays Head To Toe Bloggers Gathering" + Overview Products ♡

Hi bubblies!
How's your Christmas Day?
Hope you have the most magical day! :D

So, have you already read the first part of this post? 
Where I mostly take you to sight seeing their store at Seibu, Grand Indonesia.
Okeh, here's the link :D >>
♡ Kiehl's Event Part 1 : Come, Window Shop With Me to Kiehl's Counter! ♡

And now for this part 2, I'm gonna share my experience about the event that Kiehl's did for us that day. They invited us with the theme :
"Holidays Head To Toe Bloggers Gathering"

To start, we all got an introduction or I might say a  
101 lesson about the brand Kiehl's.
with the lovely mba Sally as the product manager -slash- host of that day :D

lol. I love her expression here. she's adorable to greet us like that! XD

And here's the summary of the presentation she gave us that day :

  • Kiehl's Pharmacy since 1851, been on the business for 160 years of serious skincare heritage. *fiuhh that's a really loong time ago!*  
The Founder, John Kiehl, started the business in New York as a local apothecary in the neighborhood. That's why you'll gonna see all that elements still showing through from the design concept of their store or even their product packaging. 
  • No fuss packaging and complete information labeling. 
None like other brand that might try to sell their product by a cute deceiving quality packaging, Kiehl's still stick to their old but modernize style. True purpose and straight forward labeling as a skincare product. What you mostly see is all the ingredients list and information sake for the skin.  
[ Product Name - Benefit - For What Skin Type - Product Description With Active Ingredients Story - Directions For Use ]
  • Kiehl's Philosophy : "TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!" 
Yup. To show that they care to their beloved customer, they didn't just sell. They also want to reach their customer needs and make a solution to every single skin problem to each of their customer have. That's why for the first timer, if you go to Kiehl's counter, the KCR ( Kiehl's Customer Representative ) will greet you, give solution & advice for you, and lastly they'll give you sample before you buy. NOT a love advice ya girls. Skin problem advice. Don't get mistaken by that if you go to their counter. -_-" lol.
  • Products for A CAUSE
Kiehl's also never forget to always give back to people in need. Some of the programs they have :
Pop Icons : Rp 5K of each unit sold goes to our local Indonesian charities.
Aloe Vera LBC + Brad Pitt : 100% of proceeds went to JPF Eco Systems to support global environmental initiatives.
CDC + Jeff Koons : 100% of proceeds goes to The KOON's Foundation for Abused And Missing Children.
etc, etc.

Moving on, the exciting presentation would be about their product explanation :D

"Aromatic Blends"
This is what they called the most long awaited lines that comes from them. 
Being known for their medicated with natural ingredients and less chemical inside, the smell sometimes.. hmm yeah might be unpleasant. >,<" That's why, this line is a little bit different from what you might find out of other Kiehl's products. 

Aromatic Blends is aromatic scents that Kiehl's created. The all 4 scents are :

Fig Leaf & Sage
Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit
Orange Flower & Lychee
Vanilla & Cedarwood

Sourcing Glossary :
Natural Ingredient Extraction : Orange Flower, Pink Grapefruit, Sage
Sustainably Sourced : Vanilla, Cedarwood
Aromatic Reproduction : Lychee, Nashi Blossom, Fig Leaf

You would find this line in various items like : Pure Fragrance, body spray, body lotion & body cleanser.


Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream
Clearly Corrective. Deep Hidration. Breakthrough Clarity.

First Impression : A not too thick cream, took a while and little massaging but absorb to the skin nicely, not leaving sort of greasiness afterwards.

Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream
Dermatologist Solutions

I know BB Cream is so last year for maybe some of you. In fact, we already have CC Cream in the market :s frankly, this is the newest item that comes from Kiehl's.
They have it in 3 shades, which is : Fair, Light & Natural shades.

My predict :
Fair >> for light skin, with yellow / beige undertone color
Light >> for light skin, with pink / greyish undertone color.
Natural >> for light to medium skin, with yellow / beige undertone color.

Comparison in Shades :
First Impression : A not too thick texture ( means sheer or light in coverage ), feels lightweight on the skin. and I guess.. not so good for oil control because it takes a while to settle on my skin. But who knows? it's just my quick glance by looking at it. I'll review this soon for my upcoming post ^^  
and the shades were also very limited that mostly suit for a light skin tone girl :(

 Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream
 They have it for Cream & Eye Cream version.
The Cream version is for all over face and can be used to minimize pores as well.
While Eye Cream version is meant for your delicate under eye area.

 Different texture & consistency for both :
 As you can see, the eye cream version is much thicker and feels like whipped cream. While the Cream version is more lighter and feels liquidy in texture.

 After all the presentation done, it's time for my skin check and consultation with the KCR..

First thing first, they try to verdict your skin type and possibly skin problems + needs by filling this several options in the form.

Then.. my KCR, his name is Michael :D, suddenly pulled this tiny sheets thing and did an experiment on my face.
 He place it on my forehead and one on my cheek for about 10 seconds.

Apparently, he is checking my oil face with this :
The dots are your oil that got into the sheets. Means.. the more dots in the sheets, the more oil level that you have.

And my result? 
He said that I have a Normal to Dry skin type.
Well, that is quite stupid. lol. First, I'm using makeup ( all that primer and compact powder to control my oil seeping through in the public place >,<" ). And Second, that's just absorbing my oil face in one take!
And I do have a very oily skin btw. XD

 Lesson learnt : knowing your own skin is more important sometimes!

And then.. having more consultation and talk with Michael, I said that my most problem lately is about fading my acne scars.

 So, he finally pulled out some samples of Kiehl's products that suit to what I need.

 He gave me :
Clearly Corrective White Purifying Foaming Cleanser ( 30ml )
 Clearly Corrective White Clarity-Activating Toner ( 40ml )
Clearly Corrective White Hydrating Moisture Emulsion ( 5ml )
Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution ( 2ml each )
 Additional :
Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment in sachet
Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion in sachet

 I guess it's the end of my second post for this Event.
Don't forget to check my upcoming post for this Event Report, where mostly I do reviews for some of the stuffs that I got. Is it worth to buy or not? Guess it will be on my next post yaa ^^

Stay tune.

And here's the goodie bag that I got  :
a Notes
Clear Cute Square Pouch filled with Orange Flower & Lychee Aromatic Blends Products : 
Skin-Softening Body Cleanser ( 65ml )
Skin-Softening Body Lotion ( 65ml )
Aromatic Mist ( 1.5ml)
 Additional :
sample of Kiehl's BB Cream in the shade Fair + Natural mixed together. 


Thanks Kiehl's for inviting me.
Also thanks to you who read my blog.
Have a great day all.
Have an amazing holiday season ahead!

Smile :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

♡ Kiehl's Event Part 1 : Come, Window Shop With Me to Kiehl's Counter! :D ♡

Hi bubblies!
How's your day?
Hope you're doing wonderful! :D

So.. few days ago, I was lucky enough to be invited into Kiehl's Event with the theme :
"Holidays Head To Toe Bloggers Gathering"

Knowing this could be a long post, let me just divide my writing into 3 parts, yes?
♡ Kiehl's Event Part 1 : Come, Window Shop With Me to Kiehl's Counter! ♡ 
♡ Kiehl's Event Part 2 : "Holidays Head To Toe Bloggers Gathering" + Overview Products  
♡ Kiehl's Event Part 3 : Review + Result Kiehl's Products ♡

For this part 1, I'm gonna take you to ride and sight seeing with me to their counter at Seibu, Grand Indonesia. wii~~ You may prepare your drink or snack now, as long as you're comfortable. And then just sit nicely, scroll down, and enjoy the view! 
Shall we? :D

To go to their official site :

Kiehl's Counter at Seibu, Grand Indonesia.

At the front, you will get a warm greeting from a friendly skeleton.
 haha.. yes. you got it right!
Future customer, I would like you to Meet Mr. Bones :)
He is one of the iconic symbol that you might see in every Kiehl's counter nearby.
Surprisingly, he wore Santa's hat that day! ho. ho. ho.  
Mewi Kwismes everyonee! *in a creepy way* lol.

Still at the welcoming section of the store, you'll see two amazing displays at the right and left side from Mr. Bones. With a purpose to highlight some of the products that Kiehl's got to offer and current promotion that they have.

At the right side from Mr. Bones, across the entry way :

Kiehl's Goodies Limited Edition Design by Kenny Scharf.

*I feel you, Kwismes!* >,<"  

And at the left side of Mr Bones :
Kiehl's "Spread The Joy" Promotion Campaign.
With the Gift of Kiehl's Limited Edition Crème de Corps Skin Care.

At the back side from Mr. Bones, 
or the first stand when you walk in is the chosen solution products that you might need for your skin, the stand is called :
"Face Care Solution"

Some of the products in the rack :

Moving on inside, first thing you'll gonna see is this huge table that mainly purpose as their customer service care. 

Because Kiehl's have a philosophy to "TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!" policy.
That's why, this table is nicely put as your consultation place and there must be KCR ( Kiehl's Customer Representative ) ready there to give you a useful information product or skin problem solution advice.

Right behind where you sit, there is a huge stand that displays all of their products and the most famous line from them, called :
"Dermatologist Solutions"

Some of the products in the rack :

Still moving on inside, you will also see their product line for your HAIR! They have conditioners, shampoos, styling, treatments, etc.
"Hair Care Solutions"

This is the most long awaited products from them. Which is their aromatic scents line, and they call it :
"Aromatic Blends"
The all 4 scents they created are :
Fig Leaf & Sage
Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit
Orange Flower & Lychee
Vanilla & Cedarwood
They have it for their scented body spray, body lotion & body cleanser. Or even in a Pure Fragrance bottle.

If you confuse just like me to choose some of the products from them, maybe this could help. This is their Top 10 Most Beloved Formulations Chosen By Their Own Customers! The Stand is called :
"Customer Favorites"

Here are some of the items in the rack that caught my eyes and sneak peak of the price they sell there.*uhuk* >,<"

Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Younger-Looking Skin By Morning ( 30ml = IDR. 550000 rupiahs )

Powerful-Strength-Line-Reducing Concentrate
Treat Lines & Wrinkles. C-Radiant Results ( 50ml = IDR. 650000 rupiahs )

Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler
( 20ml = IDR. 480000 rupiahs ) 

Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate
( 15ml = IDR. 400000 rupiahs )

Creme De Corps the Original Rich Norishing Cream
( 250ml = IDR. 350000 rupiahs )

Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion
( 250ml = IDR. 450000 rupiahs )

I guess that's about it for the first part of this Event.

Don't forget to check my upcoming post for this Event Report, because that's where the EXCITING PART is! Where I'll do skin check, talk about some skin solution product, overview & SNEAK PEAK of their most famous and brand new products.. *uhuk*BB CREAM!*uhuk*  >,<" also swatches and texture wise of their cream as well :o

And.. What's Inside My Kiehl's Goodie Bag that I got through the event after I've done consultation with the KCR there.

Stay tune.

Thanks Kiehl's for inviting me.
Have a great day all.
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate Christmas!

Have a magical night and loving warm hug from your special one! :D
GBU all..

Smile :)