HOW TO CONCEAL DARK CIRCLES | STEP BY STEP



Big shout out to my friend, Dery from BLP Beauty Team who sent me these concealers to try. 

I am a big fan of concealer since the day I knew makeup. And now, on my freelance days during the pandemic, I might not wearing full base makeup, but concealer is still my go-to. Thanks to dark circles and coronasomnia (sleeping problems during pandemic), uneven skin tone, redness here and there.

Got 3 shades to try: Vanilla and Peach are the latest shades. Priced at IDR129K each. Infused with chamomile extract, great for anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-irritant and calming properties. 

You can layer for higher coverage. Creamy yet easy to blend, with medium to high coverage and long staying power (great behind the mask). Personally I like more dense texture as it’s easier to apply and blend seamlessly, than liquid ones. 

Peach shade is more of a corrector, to cancel out blue and purple hues from dark circles. Apply a little, dab to set and layer with concealer. I used all 3 shades they sent to me: Vanilla, Peach & Light. Please check out the YT videos for the result, and don’t forget to like & subscribe.

BOTOX (AGAIN AFTER 5 YEARS)

Yes, due to lots of things happened in my life, including this global pandemic situation, I just had my Botox again, after 5 years of Botox hiatus (read my previous experience, here).

I did my second Botox Treatment at Jakarta Aesthetic Clinic with Dr Olivia Ong, you can check them out here

Why Botox if you might ask? Well, like most of people I do love my skincare products, but seriously how far can they go? I read it somewhere (I forgot where), skincare and botox are like diet and exercise. To achieve a successful and maximal result for your body, you need both to complement each other. 

Many did it earlier in their late 20’s for preventative botox, but for me it’s all about getting treatment, not just to relax wrinkles. And mine was not just a conventional Botox, obviously. It was like getting a facelift without surgery, very important for a woman my age, with problems on lower face.  

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[VLOG] SKINCARE & DRUGSTORE’S HAUL

Yes, my lovely readers, I also have a YT Channel here, sharing vlog and my shopping trip, haul, etc.

On my latest episode, I share my haul from a local drugstore. I rarely went out on this pandemic, and when I did, I’ll make sure I checked out local drugstores to find new and interesting new products to try.

FROM SHAMPOO TO TONER

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VIDEO: SHINTA ROSVITA

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR 

This is the video that started this previous post (why I decided to do botox and filler on my birthday last year).

Enjoy the video as much as we did making it 🙂

VIDEO: JAKARTA AESTHETIC CLINIC

FOR THE FRAGRANCE FANATIC

This year, DIPTYQUE launches Essences Insensées, the third in the line for La Collection 34 series (respectively launched in 2014 and 2015). This series was inspired by the address of Diptyque’s first boutique.

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA
VIDEO: DIPTYQUE PARIS

To celebrate SULWHASOO’S 50 years of ginseng research, 50 Inspiring Women was chosen by the Korean brand in Indonesia. And yours truly is one of them. It is a great honor to be one of them, I’m humbled by the whole experience. 

With their “50-year Great Journey to Holistic Beauty”, it all began in 1966 with the birth of the world’s first ginseng cosmetic, known as ABC Ginseng Cream. 

Their journey continues until this very day, by using the most precious botanical ingredient in Asia as we all known as simply ginseng. If you want to know more about the whole journey, Sulwhasoo is having an exhibition on this long weekend holiday at Central Park Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia. Here are a few pics of what you might see there,

To capture the essence of 50-year ginseng heritage, Sulwhasoo is reaching out to the world with this wonderful product, CONCENTRATED GINSENG RENEWING CREAM EX. This promised to restore natural vitality in the skin by unlocking ginseng’s vitality through their 50 years of research. 

And lucky me, as one of the chosen ones, I got the special limited edition collection of this cream. Made of porcelain with white jasper spatula, and placed in a very beautiful engraved wooden box I’ve ever seen. Yes, it was inspired by the 1966 packaging of ABC Ginseng Cream. Super glam yet still very intact with the heritage, just like the brand itself. 

Congratulations Sulwhasoo for the best 50 years, and cheers for more years to come. 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA & SULWHASOO
SLIDESHOW: PINKY MIRROR

WHY I LOVE KYLIE LIP KIT?

It took me awhile to buy this super famous lipstick from Kylie Jenner.

Why? Because online shipping from KylieCosmetics.com is surely not available to ship to Indonesia where I live. But then if they can do it, the tax will be absurd..more than the price of the kit itself. And….the online shops here are charging us cray cray. Some sold them for almost IDR700K per kit (while it cost only USD$29 online on KylieCosmetics). It almost doubled the original price when converted to our currency.

So I decided to wait until the whole hype is cooling down, with the hope that the price will decrease. And they did! So I bought CANDY K LIP KIT for IDR600K (including shipping-not bad) from my regular online shop here in Indonesia.

I picked this shade because I believe I haven’t had this colour in my collection. After the unboxing video happened, first thing first…the scent. The liquid lipstick does have a quite strong scent..like vanilla/butterscotch scent. But the scent won’t stay there forever after applied. The texture is quite liquidy but after applied, it turned matte shortly. The wand is long, so it does make applying session more easy and picked up the liquid in enough portion for one use. I believe one layer is enough, as if you piled it up it might get cracky.

Have to admit…I looovvveee the lip liner. It is very opaque in texture but not drying at all. I never attempt to fill the whole lips with the pencil though, but for lining…it is the champion so far! Minus factor: this ain’t no automatic ones, so have to sharpen manually.

Don’t you think this shade looks very photogenic? I love how it felt on my lips..it’s not super drying (you still need to moisturise before applying this), and somehow I believe my lips look plumper and bigger when I use this. Still far from Kylie’s though..LOL.

As for the longevity…it might slipped off if you eat oily foods (especially on inner lips), but it won’t transfer on a cup when you drink. Touch up is needed, but do make sure you wipe the whole thing off before, as it might get tacky if you applied on top of the previous one.

Final verdict: come to think of it, the quality comes with the price. Since they come in pair (lip liner and liquid lipstick), somehow it sounds affordable for this super hype brand. Anyway, high end lipsticks can go way beyond for just the lipstick itself. But my suggestion for all Indonesians who want to buy this online in Indonesia..don’t pay more than IDR600K.

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA