Sunday, January 25, 2015

China Glaze Apocalypse "Dont Let The Dead Bite"



So, here’s  my first nail polish review!
As far as I know, China Glaze doesn’t have official store in Indonesia yet. I bought mine online.

china glaze dont let the dead bite

 China Glaze bottle is round, and the top of their plastic cap is embossed with China Glaze’s symbol. I like this part because somehow remind me to Divergent series’ stone, haha. There’s a small ball inside their bottle to help customers sure the polish is well mixed before use. Or maybe it’s because their polish come with hardener.

china glaze dont let the dead bite, bottom view


“Don’t Let The Dead Bite” (DLTB) is part of their haloween collection called Apocalypse Collection. This one caught my attention the most. It’s unique and popular among bloggers (I know, I’m a blogger and I can’t stop drolling over bloggers favorites).

sorry, it's hard to makes my camera focus on the brush only

 It has the same brush as any other China Glaze that I own. It’s long enough to reach bottle’s base but not wide that you could use one swipe all over your finger. I think it’s feels like traditional nail brush but modernize so you could move it around easily.

DLTB is milky pink based with red flakes in various size. Some say they have pink flakes either, but mine certainly doesn't. They're all red and a bit metalic which was supposed to seems like bleeding finger for haloween. As pictures below, on me it doesn’t shown like that. I think it’s cute and girlie enough without being gothic.

 I’m using 2 layers with top coat. Base and layer is Revlon Grow 10. 
 
TIPS : swipe your brush only once in one area. Don’t do double swipe because it does move the flakes around. If you think you doesn’t put enough glitter, wait til it’s dry before layering. Better use another non-glitter jelly polish as base before DLTDB.

Sadly, I have little luck with China Glaze because they’re usually chip badly on 3rd day. As comparison, OPI and Sally Hansen could last til day 7th. Wet n Wild last about 4th day and Revlon Nail Enamel Vernis (the cheapest one) only last less than 24 hour.

As summary..

PRO :
Pretty shade
Limited Edition
Easy to apply

CONS :
Last only 3 days on me
Hard to find, makes it expensive here.


Okay, i think i've wrote all that i knew. If you want to know anything more, ask me in comment :)


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Monday, January 19, 2015

My Favorites in 2014



My blog was started in 2012, and since established, I haven’t do any real “Best Product of the Year” kind of post. Sorry for being late, but here it is :
Tania’s favorite Beauty Product in 2014!

Looking back, in 2014 my skin has up and down journey. Been sorrow and joy, these are my favorites :

SKINCARE



Holy Grail : Paula Choice Clear Anti Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid
My absolute favorites. DOES clean my skin and makes it way much much much better. Now I am just using it like 2-3 times a week to maintain the clearness. The only cons is just price. But well, I’d go for it.

Second, also from Paula Choice : Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Hey, I’ve just said my skin is much much much much better, then why do I need another treatment? Because I still get acne during my period. Amount vary from 1 silent acne to 4 horrible acne. This product helps. Cons? Price and sometimes it’s sting.

Third is Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream.
Mine is in sample size (and I keep buying sample size because regular size cost a Fortune, no joke).
I have oily skin and mostly, cream moisturizer wouldn’t work. This one works, and could be function as moisturizer, night cream, eye cream (no cream bleeding) and has anti oxidant that help with spot.

Fourth, Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Foaming Face Wash (also the one in tube. I run out of it so no picture)
Thanks God I’ve found this. It’s considerably expensive compared to another drugstore brand here, but only fraction compared to Korean Facial Wash. Plus, it’s free from Parabens, SLS/SLES and Phthalates. It’s helps prevent acne and cleanse well. This one is my second foaming bottle and I’ve just finished my second tube.

Fifth, Evian Natural Mineral Water
I know it's said to be far less amazing than Avene Facian Mist, but it's far more affordable here in Indonesia and i think for me, it's done the job very well.

Last, also from Paula Choice is Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
It has Retinol and help to fade my acne scars. 2% salicylic acid does the job quite well but it works faster with SBSACS (gosh, what a long name!).



MAKE UP


 
Since I’m not wearing make up much, I only got 2 super-favorites :
Urban Decay Naked 3
No introduction needed, I guess?
Well, first I don’t think I could pull the Rose Gold theme but thankfully, it turn so good. I rarely wear my naked 2 now. Naked 3 ROCKS!

Coty Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage Loose Powder
Maybe it’s too fast to say it’s favorites in 2014, since I just bought it about end of November but I found nothing work as great as this one, even the ingredient is out of my usual picks, but still. I’m in love.



BODY CARE



The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Body Polish
I’ve praised it so high in my review post (click here to read) and this one is my second tube of vanilla. Faves.

Nivea Daily Protection Sun Lotion Light Feeling SPF 25 PA ++
Remember how I always complained why there’s no good sun lotion? They’re always feel heavy on my skin. Those that lights, has no SPF. No wonder my skintone getting darker and darker.
However, thanks Nivea to bring this cute blue tube to Indonesia. It’s really feels like on my skin. And SPF 25 is enough too. Bought 5 bottles when it launching sale for IDR. 15,000/100ml each. CHEAP.



Have you tried any of these? Does them impressed you?
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