7.27.2015

Ever Growing Lipstick Collection


dem lippies and a little story

my late mom used to have beauty salon post 2000. she's the master of hair crafting and makeup applying. i remember of not having to go to salon to cut my hair and my mom really took good care of them. so black and sleek and shiny. so many ladies and gents came to have their look transformed and every single customer always stepped out of her salon happily. people used to say that my mom was a prodigy. and damn she was.

everytime i see stashes of makeup, i remember my childhood on how she always put them all on the table along with those brushes and hair tools, me tiptoeing to see all of them while she applying those to the customer. she was her brightest and her happiest when she's in her zone. all smiles and bits of laughter. oh how i love her.

my late mom was a woman of perfect eyebrows and red lips. those kind of mold my makeup choices today. she rocked bold ruby woo and well-arched set of brows. her skin, oh her skin. she took very good care of it to her last day. glowy, supple, and bright. she's the embodiment of woman's woman.

the only regret i have to today was she left me too early before she could pass all of her mad skillz to me.

i have dark lips (either because i'm too lazy to apply lipbalm or silently picked 1-2 of mom's lipsticks, secretly applied them and forgot to wash them afterwards). so it's kind of tricky to find good lipstick with enough pigmentation to cover them nicely. red lipstick is my to-go because it's pretty much fail-safe and pretty wearable for daily use. here are some reviews of the above.

yves saint laurent rouge pur couture in 205 prune virgin. i got it from giveaway by park & cube (blogged here worn here). rarely worn because it's kind of unsuitable for day look (and muggles said i look like as if i just ate a baby alive haha). but i wear it when i'm too lazy to wear eyeliner because it instantly make you look more dramatic. the finish is matte in the kind of red i always see my mom wears back then. so this lipstick always brings out nostalgia. (judging by the packaging, i really don't take care of it well sighs)

tonymoly delight tony tint in 02 red. finally gotten more lip conscious by this year (!!!) and this was my first acquisition. always so curious to try this one since many reviews said it's pretty much the best lip tint available. it does nothing to conceal the dark edges but magically lit the my lips to natural shade of red and instantly make my face looks more fresh. worn daily. wore off after eating and drinking though so i have to reapply.

wet n wild in bare it all. upon knowing how affordable wet n wild lipstick is, months ago i randomly asked a friend whether she had one. and she recommended me to get bare it all for nude so i buy it not too long after. i was aiming for brown, mocha lips but this one is more to pink-ish. my lips but better but a shade lighter. it's really wearable for daily use though i don't wear it often. perhaps going for mocha-licious shade for the next acquisition.

nyx soft matte lip cream in monte carlo. this particular series is da bomb in pretty much everywhere. most of my friends in town own at least one shade. but my dark lips always prevent me from buying one! after long research, i decide to buy monte carlo. application can be quite tricky as i tend to find it smudge rather easily before they dry.

currently i'm eyeing between max factor lipfinity in so glamorous, wet n wild in mochalicious or spiked with rum, la splash lip couture in latte confession or rose garden, and more nyx. i'm interested in drugstore products. any suggestion?

*my late mom passed away because of breast cancer in 2002.

7.14.2015

Of Discovered And Looking Forward

missing the beach and its glorious wave
things i recently discovered..

// this blog is getting more and more monotone day by day. it's not my intention at all. it's just that my daily activities are also getting boring and monotonous. i guess i really need holiday.

// bought my first nyx soft matte lip cream in monte carlo and it looks so good on my dark lips, i can't even?? i popped my nyx cherry with a great acquisition! honestly i've tried many shades and not much that can cover my dark lips. i bought monte carlo out of the blue and i'm loving it! my kind of red! anyone wants a review? (maybe along with some lippies collection i have. still need to master that flatlay shot tho)

things i looking forward to..

// speaking of holiday, there's another office outing plan for the next month and we'll be going to another lovely beach this time! things are still under discussion so i couldn't disclose much but fingers crossed we'll make it this time!

// eid holiday! just because i can take a break from work hahaha i'm going to enjoy this empty city so much.

hope y'all have a great holiday or summer break! i'm going to revisit some old movies in the meantime. and i seriously can't wait for ant-man!

7.02.2015

Minions


title: minions
country: united states
director: kyle balda, pierre coffin
release date: june 17th, 2015
one of the perks of living in indonesia is you can see most blockbuster movies ahead of its release in some countries (thanks to the fight piracy policy). minions is one of them. i didn't go all the way to watch despicable me and despicable me 2 on the cinemas because i only enjoy the minions. so once i know that they finally have their own movie, i just have to watch that! oh, you don't want to hear me recite their dialogues from all three trailers. trust me. i watched them repeatedly over the months.

warning, review may contain spoiler.

the movie; i watched the movie twice in one weekend. all resulted in lower abdominal pain due to excessive laughing. all jokes (mostly slapstick) delivered nicely in all of its pg rating glory. the colors are vibrant. that tone of yellow is so cheerful. everything is made of what cartoon movie should be. also the languages used by the minions, so creative! polyglot people should love this.

the casts; gotta say i really love sandra bullock's voice. so sultry yet so evil! and the minions......... okay let's just say please deliver bob to my house because i want it so bad ;_; (gotta stop here or else this part will only contain me spazzing about minions omg)

the story; the premise is plain simple. minions travel the world --i quote it-- to find the biggest, baddest villain to serve. i really like the way they try to incorporate the history in it. twisting famous tales with a touch of minions. brilliant. somehow i kind of feel a wee tinge of disappointment in 5/6 part of the movie because the action seems to go downhill. but they managed to close the film nicely. gotta love the credit title animation!

the fashion; i find it cute that we can see minions in different style such as troops, ancient, vampire, etc. and when they finally wear the iconic denim overall, it's just cute cute cute! also i have to say that i dig scarlet and herb's style. i can picture many women dressing as scarlet in the upcoming halloween already! and herb's suit is just dashing!

overall; a nicely executed family movie. i'm so pleased to watch this movie in cinemas in which i can laugh along with the audiences over minions' antics and let my imagination run wild over what those yellow blobs were saying. did it meet my expectations? gotta say so. did i enjoy it? very! grab your ticket and watch it now!

rating; 7.3 out of 10