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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Makeup from Turkey, everyone ?

Today I went to Putrajaya to sell my magazines to recycle company. Instead of an office or building, is just a truck with 3 people there. They look bored.

So I gave them job with help me moving all those boxes filled with magazines from taxy. And u know what, all my magazines weighed for 100 kg ! That's damn heavy. Yeah, I love to read. I can buy around 5 pcs magazine per month. They paid me so low, but it's ok as I dont want to keep it. And I help to save the earth ! :D
Then I went to Alamanda, visiting Parkson and I saw a brand called Farmasi.

I looked down on this brand. But my friend wanted to have a look. So we checked if any interesting stuff. I saw the marble blusher and to my surprise, it's very pigmented and smooth. The color is so pretty. I like it.
But I hate it in the same time for some reasons :

- Im not familiar and never heard about how good the makeup is. Im afraid it will harm my skin.

- the name. I feel like put drugs on my face instead of makeup.

- the packaging. Seriously ugly. Just same like Inuovi. O, please put some effort to ur packaging.
People do judge by its cover.

But seriously, I feel like want to have it.
This makeup made in Turkey. I never heard makeup from Turkey. I think US, UK, Japan and Korea should be the best for makeup line.
How about Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, etc ? I would like to know ur local brand and how the quality is. Really appreciate if someone give me more acknowledge =)
Have a nice weekend everybody.

Meri L

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Woo hoo my first makeup from Shu xD

Ayaya, I am so happy ! I just came back from One Utama and of course, as a shopaholic and makeup lover, I bought something ! This is the first time I purchase makeup from Shu Uemura. I have the eyelash curler and cleansing oil though, but not the makeup. I didn't plan this at all. As I only wanted to company my friend. She bought a bronzer, while me bought 2 items from there. Woo hoo ! Yee pee ! My friend gave me her voucher RM 10 rebate to me, so I got it cheaper :D
What I got ? A secret, LOL. Bcoz I could not take a picture, I decided to keep it as a secret.
Once I go back to Indonesia, I will reveal everything to u ^^ dont even try to guess, I wont answer xD
I fall in love with his new train case, but the price is so expensive RM 1k >.< maybe one day I will get it or maybe just find the cheaper one. I have 3 makeup cases now, only 1 of them is a train case, not so big. But I kinda like it :)
Btw, have u ever purchase makeup from Shu Uemura ? How do u find it ? Share with me :D
O, ya sad story, a flagship of Shu Uemura in Jakarta had been closed ! So sad !

Have a nice weekend
Meri L

p/s : someone told me that Shu Uemura in Jakarta, Senayan not been closed. Phew...Maybe that time I went to wrong place

Thursday, July 23, 2009

MAC haul =)

Finally, after been so curious with Colour Craft collection, I managed to see and swatch by myself. I went to Mid Valley to get my Mineralize Blush, Fad Dabulous and Style Demon. I really love it =) They both look pretty when I swatch on my hand and I hope it will look nice on my cheek.
Improvise and Daft Pink are really pretty when u see from the pan, but when u swatch, euww it's more to highlighter than a blusher for me. Definetly I prefer the permanent mineralize blush, such as Gentle and Dainty.
While for MSF, I love Triple Fusion and Sunny by Nature, but I didn't get it as I have to save my money to buy things for parents. Sunny by Nature is really nice to use for shading. Used to MSF Smooth Merge is in my wish list, but not anymore, I think it's just like any other pink with shimmer. However, I didn't get back home in empty hand, I bought 2 powder blushes =) Both of them were not in my wishlist, but I was interested with them. I was too eager to get myself Pinch Me and Springsheen. Too bad Pinch Me is OOS.
I also swatched some of the powder blush that I am interested too, Pink Swoon, Dollymix, Dame, Well Dressed and Coygirl. Blah, I hate Pink Swoon and Coygirl. Boring. But I do love Mocha =) I would definitely get this one once I make my own money.
So finally, I add some of my blusher and MAC collection.
Im happy :) A big thanks to Amy :)
How about u ? Anything that makes u happy ? Maybe u just got something that u want for a long time and it's on sale ? Share with me.

Meri L

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

An Awesome Trick Of Contouring

Hello there, have lack of updates as I am bit lazy :p I am glad that Im in Malaysia now.
I arrived 2 days ago and guess what ? one package was waiting for me to open ! It's been a month and a half I didnt receive package nor shopping. Probably this week I will receive lots of my stuffs including MAC Colour Craft Mineralize Blush from previous post.

And I still have another blushers and bronzers to get :) I will take the picture and post all my hauls once I go back to Indonesia asI dont have camera with me now.
Ok, that's enough about me.

My post here is to share with u a nice trick that I have tried by myself last nite and it did work ! Since I got bronzer, I tried to contour my face to look slimmer and sharper, however the result was not much change. But, I like how I look with bronzer, I look fresher and not that flat and boring :)
So last nite, I was browsing to Korea famous forum which called Soompi and I got this nice trick. Instead of using bronzer or darker foundation or powder, she use black gel or cream eyeliner !
I will show u the difference and for sure, u will amaze !

See, so damn nice right ?
The secret is blend it well, so it doesnt look like beard, lol.
U can use dark brown color too, as black may too extreme, esp for fair skintone.
Here's the link http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=303258

Happy trying =)
Meri L

Friday, July 17, 2009

Criticism ? how do u face it ?

Hello there *waves*
I have question here which I want to share and discuss with u all.
This is about being beauty blogger, not about me actually as Im a makeup lover and collector. I still dont have that skill yet to compare with mostly beauty blogger. That's why I dont do EOTD or FOTD and since tons of beauty blogger do it, u dont need mine. So here what I want to discuss.
U are so good with makeup and u can change ur look perfectly. From plain boring to Ohmph.
People will give u compliment, u are pretty, awesome, gorgeous, etc. But how if from 100 compliments, u got 1 critic that contra with others ? Maybe it doesnt make u down, but will u accept the critic ? What I meant with critic is for example, people said ur skin look glowy, but I said ur skin looks dirty and the color doesnt suit ur eyes makeup, how do u react ?
I wont say that O u are so ugly and make me want to throw up. Nah. It's not critic. Me either do not wish that anyone will say so rude to me. But do u think I will be rude if I say the color doesnt match ? if ur skin look dirty ?
I am honest person, I will give compliment bcoz I want to and seems like it's not easy for me to give compliment. And the think is, it's not easy for people to accept critics and honesty.
I know u will hate me or think that Im bad for saying this, but once I read a blog and the bloggger isn't pretty. Personally she looks scary with her lips for me. I was wondering why people said that she's pretty. But I didnt give such comment. Not necessary to talk about people feature. When I critic someone, it should be about the makeup, right ?
I just think that when u give compliment to other blogger, is it ur honest opinion ? How if u find it doesnt look that nice ? Will u tell the truth ? Or just keep it for urself bcoz U are afraid the blogger or reader will hate u ?
U know how good the quality of ur makeup stuffs from the texture, color and bla..bla..But do u know what is the quality of nice pretty look if it's very easy for u to give compliment ? It's a question, not to sabotage or what so ever. Maybe Im kinda perfectionist, but when people do FOTD I will look so details. I like to learn from them.
That's all from me.

Meri L

This morning I watched television and heard a bad news. Two bombs in one time, JW Marriot and Ritz Carlton at Kuningan.
I am not good in words, but I just hope everything is gonna be ok.
Big condolences to anyone who lost someone they love. Get well soon to whom was injured.
To anyone who did this, u are really insane crazy lunatic. I hate u son of a b**** !
Indonesia was going better but u ruined it ! Aaaargh !
Here's the details

Police bomb squad combs hotel after explosion

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Fri, 07/17/2009 9:35 AM | Jakarta

A team of the Jakarta Police Bomb Squad has entered Ritz-Carlton hotel and combed the building following two sequential explosion at the hotel and JW Marriot hotel in Mega Kuningan business district in Jakarta.

The police's Mobile Brigade and Anti-terror squads have also closed the area. Tens of ambulances and fire trucks were deployed to the area.

South Jakarta police Sr. Comr. Firman Bundi confirmed that four people were killed in the blasts at the neighboring hotels in the upscale neighborhood.

Tens of injured victims, including severak foreigners were taken to Jakarta Hospital, Medistra Hospital and Metropolitan Medical Center (MMC) Hospital near the area.

The facade of the Ritz-Carlton hotel was blown off in one of the blasts Friday morning. Another explosion hit the neighboring Marriott hotel.

First explosion reportedly occurred at Ritz-Carlton hotel at around 8 a.m., followed by a second explosion at Marriot hotel minutes later. Witnesses said the second explosion was louder.

The Marriott hotel was attacked in 2003, when 12 died. Southeast Asian terror network Jamaah Islamiyah was blamed on that blast. (dre)

Monday, July 13, 2009

MAC Color Craft haul

Thanks to Amy for helping me to get MAC Colour Craft collection =) She's really helpful, as MAC Indonesia maybe dont have this later. They even dont have Style Warrior, so damn bad right ?
If I didn't get it now, Im afraid it will out of stock soon. People crazy about MAC.
Im still in Indonesia, but Amy had been so nice to buy for me plus discount bcoz she is the member of MAC Pro.
Here's the picture I got from her :)

I got Fad Dabulous and Style Demon. I think they are the prettiest among all the blushers frm Colour Craft. Daft Pink and Hand Finish are too sheer I think with tons of shimmer, just like Moon River. They are more suitable for highlighting.
I havent got the MSF Smooth Merge, Im not sure if I want to get it. I prefer to get other MAC blusher hehe..
I cant wait to get these MAC blushers on my hand !
Btw should I try other blushers from Colour Craft ?
What is ur favourite blusher from MAC ?
Give me suggestion ya. Thanks =)

Meri L

Sunday, July 12, 2009

MAC Colour Craft

Im here not to post about the swatches or the collection. As for the collection, u can just google it. So glad to know a collection which have lots of blushers. When I saw the picture for the first time, I was planning to get all the mineralize blush, but after the swatches from beauty bloggers, I am not that interested anymore. It's very shimmery and the color doesnt come out. So finallyI choose to only get these :

  • Fad Dabulous
  • Style and Demon
  • MSF Smooth Merge
Too bad the price for the blusher is kinda pricey, Rm 95. And lucky that I dont want to get them all, so I can use my money for other stuffs. I have many things to buy.

  • blusher
  • bronzer
  • angled brush
  • foundation brush
I want to try from any brands, that's what we call collection =p If there anyone here, have it, u can offer me or maybe if kind enough, give to me as charity :D This is my email la_femmefatale@rocketmail.com.
I believe lots of u really excited with this new MAC Collection, share with me which stuffs that u are planning to get or ur favourite from Colour Craft =)

Meri L

Monday, July 6, 2009

Blushers Collection

Yay, finally I can show my blusher collection to all of u. I borrowed my sister's camera and I think it's much better than all the pics that I posted here before.
Btw, I know my collection is still by far from all makeup lover out there who probably have 50 pcs or more. But, I bought things that I love and I want to share with u all. I am happy with what I got. And for sure, I will add my collection soon. Not now though, I am on shopping diet hehe..
So, here it is

Yups, that's all what I got. Not many right ? I have 26 blushers from various brands.

  • 8 pcs blushers from MAC
  • 3 pcs from NARS
  • 2 pcs from Ulta
  • 2 pcs from Etude
  • 2 pcs from Revlon
  • 2 pcs from NYX
  • 4 pcs from L'oreal
  • 1 pc from Boots
  • 1 pc from Niche
  • 1 from Maybelline
Btw, the one that is from Niche, is made by Japan. At least, that's all I know from the packaging. The color is so pigmented yet pretty. When I want to use this, I need a light hand or else, I will end up look like a clown. It's very cheap; Rp 60,000 or RM 20. I'm planning to get other color =)
So, how about urs ? How many blushers u have ? Do share with me. I would like to know and pls recommend me a very great blush the brand together with the color.
Thanks ^^

Meri L

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Nothing more than $20

This post was inspired and dedicated to one of my reader, addy. And I hope it will be useful for others who wants to get things from Sephora, but u are in tight budget.
For us, who don't have Sephora in our place, it will be more worthy if u find something that u cant get anywhere else. Or maybe something that u cant get in ur country, like Malaysia. We don't have NARS, DuWop, Sephora, etc. and it's kinda sad when lots of people rave about it, but we have no idea how it looks like or why people love it.
As this is for tight budget or anyone who prefer to spend the money $50 for lots of items than only one item from high end brand.
I will limit the budget to maximum $20, which means around RM 75. And honestly, I haven't tried it yet, it's not my personal view, I didn't own it. It's based on the rate and all the research that I got. U can click on the name to check it.
Cheeks (Blush/Bronzer) :
* Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals All Over face Color $18-20
Bare Escentuals is so famous in US, most of the products are makeup lover favorite. Me,
myself love the primer. Why I chose this one ?
It is natural, so 99% it's safe for ur skin.
U can get the colors depend on what u need, blusher or bronzer or luminizer.
* Sephora Harmony Trio Bronzer $16
it looks like Shimmer Brick from Bobbi Brown, but they only have 3 color stripes( That's why
they called as trio, duh.) The shades that they offer are only 3, Apricot, Bronze and Rose. U can
use it on ur eyes or cheeks.
* Sephora Blush Me! Mono $12
If I see this in front of me now, for sure I want to grab them all. The colors are so pretty ! If I
cant get NARS, I will get this one. I can get 2 pcs of this instead one NARS blsuher.
Eyeliner :
* Nano Eyeliner from Sephora $5
I chose this not only bcoz it's cheap, but they have lots of color selection. Mostly from the
review it said that goes on smoothly. It was considered as brand new item, but ady have 417
reviews and 3.9 out of 5.
*Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner $17
For me personally, MUFE has very good quality for most of products that they have. I think I
don't need to say a lot about MUFE. They are highly raved in Sephora and Makeupalley. They,
too have lots of color selections.
Eyeshadow :
* DuWop Duet Eyeshadow $17
U can find easily eyeshadows that are less than $20, but mostly they are OOS -.-' If u are
curious, it's from Vincent Longo and Pop Beauty. They are on sale. Maybe bcoz the price was so
expensive, but no one wanted to get it.
This DuWop Duet Eyeshadow is limited edition. Even though only has 8 reviews, they love it. Foundation :
* Sephora Hydrating & Smoothing Foundation $20
Lots of color selection. A foundation that suits normal and dry skin. Gives u satin finish and light
in texture.
Loose Powder :

* Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil $19
It's like NARS for blusher, highly raved. It is natural product that suitable for all skin type. I do
own this, it goes on smoothly andf yes, they do a great job to control oil.

Well, this is all I got. I think it's kinda difficult to get something that is very cheap as Sephora mostly sell high end brand stuffs. If they are on sale, it's very fast to OOS.
However, I hope it helps. Sorry, if I only recommend several brands. If u want to get drugstore and high end items, u can check ULTA (for u in US). Check the location http://stores.ulta.com/store/ They have Cover Girl, Max Factor, Too Faced, Urban Decay. Yeah, it's a heaven. Enjoy ur shopping time ;)

O,ya it will be great if u can recommend shopping place for makeup from all over the country that u know. Thanks ;)

Meri L

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation primer review

When ULTA was on sale for 15% discount, I felt like I don't want to miss it. So I was wondering what I wanted to get. That time I was crazy about primer, so I decided to get a primer, but I was not sure from which brand I should get. I did research, which brand is famous for great primer.
Then I got this, from Sephora it rates 4.5 out of 5 from 1,046 reviews, can u imagine how popular that is ?
Here's the description :

What it is:
Prepare your skin for the most amazing foundation with this preservative-free foundation primer that's great for all skin types.

What it is formulated to do:
Developed to combat flaky dryness, rough patches, fine lines, excess oil, enlarged pores, and uneven texture, this mineral-infused, satin-finish formula glides on seamlessly with no tacky feel to provide a skin-smoothing complexion prior to bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation application. Infused with soothing plant extracts, antioxidants, and nourishing vitamins C and E for added age-defying power.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petro-Chemicals
- Phthalates

No doubt, I decided to get this one. And honestly, I love it, I love the result, texture and everything of it !
The texture was so light and very fast to absorb. It has no color, just transparent.
My skin feels so smooth when I put this on my face. It did great job to make my makeup long lasting and smooth.
It helps my nose to not look so oily bcoz I have combination skin.
Overall, it's perfect for me ;)
So, who about u ? What is ur favourite foundation primer ? share with me ;)

Have a nice weekend
Meri L

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Wish List

I really want to get this, A palette that full of colorful blushers ! I want from any brand, MAC, Coastal Scents, PAC, all brands will do ! It's quite expensive though if want to get from MAC -.-' Save my money and collect all the blushers that I like, LOL.

Btw, if there anyone have this and planning to sell, do offer to me. Thanks ^^
Have a nice day y'all.

Meri L