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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lovely gifts from the loveliest

Hehe, not sure if got that such kind of word, loveliest =p
It doesn't matter, bcoz in my post here, I have lots of thing to share.
So yesterday, I was going to meet my bf and I reached the shopping mall at 10.30. So early, huh ? But then, my bf had not reached the place yet since it;s quite far from his house.
So, I decided to kill my time with browsing to MAC Counter. A sales assistant name's Eva greeted me, she's quite friendly so I asked her this and that.
I asked about the prices of the brushes, then start from there we talked a lot. I told her that MAC Malaysia is much cheaper and mostly I bought MAC there. She share with me lots of things that I didn't know before.
First, MAC Indonesia is franchise, different with MAC M'sia which is under Estee Lauder Company. Bcoz of that reason, MAC Indonesia doesn't have MAC Pro Member.
Second, MAC Indonesia could not follow all those collections, which mostly launch every month. Because MAC Indonesia has to register all those product to BPOM, an organization from government who check about the safety, etc.
Third, MAC Pro member in US got 40% discount, correct me if I'm wrong.
Fourth, MAC Hong Kong is the cheapest among all Asia countries.
I got lots of acknowledge from her and she served me well, so I decide to get something. Honestly, I ady had my shopping list. MAC Powder Blush in Pink Swoon and Well Dressed. But when I swatched it, Well Dresses is too light. So I took Pink Swoon. While she was serving other customer, I browsed the counter and I found Pinch O Peach on the display and I asked for the tester so I could swatch on my hand.
It's a nice and lovely color so I decided to take it.
Seems like two items were not enough for me, kept browsing and I remembered that I need something for my eyebrows. I want it to look neat and nice, she suggested me the MAC Brow Shader.
She tried it on me and I love it. After another half hour, my bf came and bought it for me as my b'day gifts. A bit late, but it's better than nothing.
Yesterday we had great time, we talked a lot and shopped a lot =p
Here's my haul

MAC Pink Swoon, Pinch O Peach and Brow Shader in Walnut/Ivory.
2 brushes which have good quality, love it. I bought this for Brow Shader.
2 lipsticks from Maybelline, Naturally Nude and Revlon, Pink In the Afternoon.

Overall, I really love with what I got and I will diet for the rest of August. I ady have something in my mind for September shopping list :)
Btw, I got good news from the SA, Make Up Art collection will be launched in Indonesia in September, I will ask her to reserve for me the 2 blushers.
That's all from me. I want to enjoy me new stuffs :)

Meri L

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Revlon New Complexion Fluid Foundation review

description :
For completely undetectable coverage. The lightweight formula gives you perfectly smooth, even-toned skin that breathes.
Oil-free, irritant-free, and won't clog pores.

I had tried this 2 times, with and without primer. Both of them had perfect result. Love it.
I will tell u why.
When I pour out onto my palm, it felt that the texture was kinda thick, I had bad feeling that it's not gonna be good (cakey). But once put it on my face using my brush, it glided smoothly and it didn't feel thick. I could see that my face looked instantly brighter and fresher. I love it, I had no problem with cakeyness at all.
While for coverage, yes, it has good coverage as I saw myself in the mirror that was not necessary to put concealer anymore. Furthermore, I'm not a fan of concealer.
If u are questioning about the oil control, since my skin is not that oily, I could not say a lot. And I spend my time mostly indoor. But at least, it didn't make me look oily.
I keep saying the good thing, that how about the cons ? The packaging, same like Colorstay, no air pump bottle. It's kinda troublesome, as when I pour out, I probably accidentally pour too much.
Well, with a very cheap price and all the good things that I love, I think I could bare with it. For me, it's like Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 but the cheaper version.
I would give points 4.5 from 5.
FYI, mine is the old one. They have the another one which is new formula with different packaging. What I read from Makeupalley, they prefer the old version. Too bad, it's a bit difficult to find. I hope Revlon Indonesia will keep this great foundation.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm back and a review

Finally Im getting better. I never sick like this long, a week ! Which make me feel so stress and tired. Well seems nobody cares, lets continue with a review.
As I promise, a review about ELF Mineral Blush.

Rose, Bliss, Joy

ELF Mineral Blush is not so popular I think. At least from the spree that I join, mostly order the $1 stuffs. While me, never order or interested with ELF bcoz looks cheap and no quality. Yeah, can't judge a book by its cover, but I do believe people always tempted to buy something bcoz the cute or elegant packaging.
ELF Mineral blush interest me bcoz it's the cheapest mineral blush I have seen and they have pretty colors. Beside that, it said that no parabens, no chemical dyes and no preservatives so it's quite guarantee about the safety.
I got Rose, Bliss and Joy. All of them are pretty :)
Texture wise, it's smooth and blend nicely. However, if compare with La Femme blusher, they are not so pigmented. Joy and Bliss I think only can use for u who has fair to light skin tone.
Me myself needs to swipe several times until the color appears.

Joy, Bliss and Rose

Rose has the darkest color, so u can see the color appear easily. Joy is sweet pink, Bliss is peach and Rose is dark pink. All of them have shimmers, but still acceptable.
Two days ago, I put Joy after MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power, but I didn't see any difference as I thought it could give me a nice glow.
Overall, I like it, 3.5 out of 5.
Repurchase ? No. I prefer to get another mineral blusher.
I hope my review gonna help u.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sick =(

I have been sick since 2 days ago, but today is the worst, kept vomiting. Feel better now. But I'm not sure how I am until tonight.
A bit tired.
Btw, here's a pic that I love :)

I got this pic from Sephora.com.
I love the clean look yet glamor.
Well that's all my super short update. I need some sleep -.-'
Bye !

Meri L

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

First haul =)

Hallo gurls ! Seems like everybody is curious about ELF Mineral blusher that I got. I manage to post about the review but not now. Hope u can wait a lil bit longer. I have few things that I want to post about xD
First of all, I'm really excited to tell u that finally after a long time, I bought some makeup in Indonesia ! It's quite difficult since we have limited brands and even for one brand, they don't bring all the collections here. Malaysia is much better.
So here's what I got (sorry for the blur picture) :

Revlon Plump Sexxxy Lipstick in Pure Pleasure : Rp 50.000 or RM 17.55
Revlon New Complexion Fluid Foundation in 02 : Rp 65.000 or RM 22.80
Bourjois Blusher in 54 Rose Frisson : Rp 104.000 or RM 36.50

Proud to say that we have Bourjois here and that time they have 20% discount at Watson. The actual price is Rp 130.000 or Rm45.61. If they don't have the discount, I won't buy it =p
And yeah, another blusher after I talked to myself not to buy any blusher again, lol.
For Revlon New Complexion fluid foundation, I think it's something new for Malaysian readers. Because they don't have this in Malaysia. Correct me if I'm wrong.
This foundation promises a good coverage but u feel like wear nothing. If u check from the site, it's different from the packaging and what I read from Makeupalley, it's probably the new formula.
I can't wait to try it. It's my first foundation from Revlon. I know I should get the Colorstay foundation because it's the best seller foundation from Revlon that ady approved by lots of beauty blogger. Well, I will get it later, bcoz now I have shopping list that I really eager to get.
I can't wait for Saturday to meet my bf and shopping with him ! xD
Btw, I want to show a pic about my hauls from 2 weeks in Malaysia =p

If I show them all together u can see how many stuffs that I bought xD I got a brush for eyeliner too that I bought in Sasa, next to the NYX lipsticks. and I only need 2 weeks to get 15 pcs blushers, crazy huh ?
Ok, that's all from me, hope u enjoy it :D How about u ? What u get this week ?
Share with me :D

Meri L

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Last haul before I went back home =)

Yeah, my last package that I received exactly on the day I went back to Indonesia. I was worried for a whole week. I could not track from post Malaysia and when I went to the office center, they said they could not find it. I was hopeless.
To my surprise, when I went to my house in M'sia to take my luggage, I saw the package on my table !

That's what I got, quite a lot huh ? ;)
I got :
ELF Studio bronzer in Warm
ELF Studio bronzer in Golden
ELF Mineral blush in Rose
ELF Mineral blush in Joy
ELF Mineral blush in Bliss
NYX Lipstick in Twig
NYX Lipstick in Cocoa
NYX Lipstick in Aphrodite
NYX Lipstick in Champagne
La Femme blusher in Cyrstal Cafe
La Femme blusher in Framboeisia

It was my first time purchased ELF makeup, before this I only had the Studio powder blush that I decided to sell it. Maybe u will say that I'm stupid to sell that very nice brush, well I just have too many =p
So far I only tried the Mineral blush in Rose, no break out, long lasting and quite pigmented. It said that no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes. I found that ELF is made in China, maybe that's the reason why the price is very cheap. However, I'm only interested to get the studio and mineral line. The $1, for me look like crap.
Btw, the ELF Studio bronzer is huge ! Bigger than Jane bronzer, which contained 12 gr. I have yet tried it, but it has shimmer, both of them. Too bad as I was looking for matte one.
While for La Femme, I love Framboiesia, fuchsia with shimmer. The brightest blusher I ever had I think. It looks scary, but it's so pretty once I tried it =)
And once again, I am disappointed with NYX Lipstick, Champagne and Aphrodite looked so ugly on me. Muddy lips or got poison, that's what I think when I saw my lips in the mirror. Scary.
Maybe I will use it for shading, if it works well.
Is there anyone can recommend me nude lipstick ?

Meri L

Monday, August 10, 2009

Please don't vomit =p

LOL, I thought u will know what this post will be about.
Well, this post will show blushers (again) that I got from MAC. I had showed u half of them, which are from Colour Craft Collection, Fad Dabulous and Style Demon. I have yet tried Style Demon, so I can't say what I think about. While for Fad Dabulous I used it for once and I forgot how it looked on me, LOL.
When I went to MAC, I was planning to get MAC Powder Blush in Pinch Me but the SA told me it's oos. So I played with the powder blushers that displayed at the counter. I found my new love ! Melba and Plum Foolery. Melba is pink peachy color, I love it, so nice ! While Plum Foolery, even I don't have it, but it reminds me with NARS Sin.

Picture of my new blushers, so yeah I add another stuffs for my MAC and blusher collection.
I know, u ady sick with it, LOL.
Well, I think my next haul, which will be in this month, I won't buy any blusher.
I am thinking to get cream foundation and eyeshadow =p

Meri L

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My first La Femme blushers haul

La Femme blusher, I knew about this blusher from someone who wanted to get it so badly. I tried to google what the good thing about this blusher is. Unfortunately, I could not find lots of information. But mostly blogger said it's very pigmented. Since I'm a blusher maniac, I decided to order some.
I only need 2 weeks until it reached me.
But I was dissapointed because 2 of those 3 blushers were shattered.
Then I had idea to move it to a jar, so it would be loose powder blusher.

I got Pink Velvet, Coral Spice and Stormy Rose. I love all of them. The colors look so bright and I never have bring pink before. But once, I put it on my face, it's so pretty =)
It's quite long lasting, while for the texture, it's not as smooth as NARS. Overall, it's a good blusher and with that price, I certainly want to get more.
Is there anyone got La Femme blusher too ? Share with me what color u got and how do u find it =)

Meri L

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Stay With You

A very sweet song that I dedicated special to my lover, my Schatz (Deutsch means treasure)
Sunday, 2 August 2009 was his birthday..
I wasn't with u, but my heart will always will..
Happy birthday to u Schatz, I wish u all the best..
I wish u that everything is going better and better..
I wish u a happier life..
I wish when ur birthday next year, next next year, when u are getting older, I will be with u..
I heart u..

"Stay With You"

We've been together for a while now
We're growing stronger everyday now
It feels so good and there's no doubt
I will stay with you as each morning brings sunrise
And the flowers bloom in springtime
On my love you can rely
And I'll stay with you

Oh I'll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I'll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we'll be alright
I will stay with you

Though relationships can get old
They have the tendency to grow cold
We have something like miracle
Yeah, and I'll stay with you

Oh I'll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I'll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we'll be alright
I will stay with you

And there will be heartaches and pains, yes it will
But through it all, we will remain
In this life, we all know
Friends may come, and they may go
Through the years I know
I will stay
And in the end I know that we'll find
Love so beautiful and divine
We'll be lovers for the lifetime, yeah
And I'll stay with you
I will stay with you

Oh I'll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I'll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we'll be alright
I will stay with you
Everything will be fine
And I will stay with you
Through the end of time
I will stay with you

I can't get enough with blusher ;)

I am really crazy about blusher. For someone who has fair to light skin tone, it is necessary to have blusher. At least, for me because I love how a girl look with blusher.
Everytime I go to any makeup counter , I will look for the blusher.
And in these hauls, which I did in different day, I got myself blushers from brands that I never tried before.
Shu Uemura and Make Up Store.

If u do read my previous post, my first makeup from Shu would be these blushers.
I got myself M Red 15 and P Red 14. Adorable yet challenging and sophisticated color. I never got red color for blusher before. However, I need to be careful since I have light skin tone, or else I will be end up look like a clown. These blushers are very smooth yet pigmented. I love them and even though it's more expensive than MAC, it's worth it.
While for Make Up Store, I have Sugar Muffin, such a lovely color. I love Make Up Store blushers, they are pretty. It's more expensive than MAC, RM 79. But the contain is lesser than MAC Powder blush. However, This blusher is really nice and it does show the color. So for RM 79 it's paid off.
Lucky that we have it in Indonesia, so I can get another blusher from them. It's been a long time I didn't shop in Indonesia, now it's the time ;) LOL
And just for extra information, I asked the SA of Make Up Store and she told me they have the membership that I can use world wide, Rm 50 for one year.

Meri L

Friday, August 7, 2009

Drugstore Haul

I am crazy about bronzer and I use it for contouring, even I know that bronzer is not for contouring or shading. U use bronzer to look tan, which very suitable for summer makeup. Unfortunately, it doesn't suit with very fair skin because it will look dirty. That's why mostly Japan and Korean makeup dont have bronzer. Correct me if I'm wrong.I have light skin tone, which I hope will look tanner or slightly darker. Because I think it looks healthier.
I always wanted to try bronzer until I got myself bronzer from MAC Style Warrior and since then, I love it so much. However, MAC Bronzer powder is not a perfect choice. Refined Golden has shimmer and I think not really pigmented so I need to put it several times.
Solar Riche is a bit orangy and it's not nice.
Since I was in tight budget, I decided to get from Drugstore.

From the above :
Cornsilk Blushing Bronzer Shine Control, Bronze
Jane Oil Free Powder Oil-Free Bronzing Powder, Sunkissed Bronze
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer Blush & Eye Shadow in Malibu Strip/Pink Sand Bronzer

I love the bronzer from Jane, it's matte and very pigmented, I only need to swipe 2 times to use it as contouring.
While from Physicians Formula, I use it as highlighter. I dont think can use it as bronzer, too shiny. While for eyeshadow, the darkest color didn't show as it supposed to.
Cornsilk is a good bronzer too, but it has shimmer while I'm looking for matte one.

Overall, Jane bronze powder is my favorite so far. Is there anyone can suggest me good matte bronzer ?

Meri L

Thursday, August 6, 2009

NYX Haul

My first package when I just arrived in M'sia. I bought 3 pcs lipsticks, which I had no idea why suddenly I ordered lipsticks as I'm not a fan of lipstick. I didn't use lipstick much often, only when I put my makeup on. I didn't do touch up.
But, now I always bring lipstick with me whenever I go out.
So here's what I got :

I got NYX Lipsticks in Opal and Spoiled, the only one NYX Round Lipstick in Athena. All those colors were now what I expected. Spoiled is bright pink, Opal is white, Athena is light frosty pink. I was disspointed. But I decided not to throw them to the bin, I had to find a way to make it work on me. So I put Spoiled lightly and blended with my finger, it looks nice =) While others, I mix with darker color.
Have u tried any lipstick from NYX ?
Do share and recommend me =) Proud to say, I can find NYX in Indonesia :D

Meri L

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Finally, I'm in Indonesia again :)
Even though I don't enjoy the makeup shopping here, but nearby with my family is the best thing I always ever have.
Spent 2 weeks in M'sia, I had very good time =)
Since it's quite short time, I didn't bring lots of makeup and I had lots of things that I need to bring home.
So I decided to only bring this :

For face :

  • Givenchy Sub'limine Fluid Foundation
  • Bare Escentuals Prime Time (primer)
  • MAC MSF Natural in Light
For eyes :
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear gel eyeliner in black
  • Covergirl Volume Exact mascara in very black
For cheeks :
  • NARS Powder Blush in Gilda
  • MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
  • MAC Bronze Powder in Solar Riche
For lips :
  • NYX Round Lipstick in Tea Rose
  • Guardian Lip Balm (not in the picture)
Tools :
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curler
  • Eco Tools Baby Kabuki
  • Eco Tools Face brush (both in the pouch)
  • Crown Brush Skunk brush
  • MAC 168 brush
  • Signature Minerals blush brush
If u wonder why I didn't bring eyeshadow with me, it's because I don't own any single of it. Personally, I don't like eyeshadow and I think it's more suitable for party or working.
Well, that's a bit update from me.
It's time for me to find a job.
Pray for me pls ;)

Meri L

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Hi there, I decided to delete my previus post as I prefer to tell u the details. Bcoz I still have unfinish-bussines, so I think it's necessary to tell u.
First, I came back to M'sia to cancel my student visa. I finished my study and I am graduated ! Too bad the result is not that good, I was very lazy. When I said cancel my visa, it's not enough to tell the student service that sentence. I had to ask for approval and attendace letter from my lecturer and other procedures.
Second, to get my certificate. Yeah I need it to find a job.
Third, move and clean all my stuffs from my house in M'sia. Tiring -.-'
I sold my electronic stuff and in the other day, I went to recycle company.
I need times to do those tasks, so I hope anyone who dealt with me will understand.
After that I stayed at hotel without I expected. None of my housemates informed me that someone has taking my room :(
So yeah, that's what happen. Sorry for being MIA. I dont have internet connection at the hotel. I need to pay and I think it's not worth it.
I only have 45 minutes until I go back to Indonesia.
After that, I will post anything that I got in M'sia. All the hauls =)
Pray for me to have a safe journey =p
Hope I can come back to M'sia soon =)

Meri L