Monday, March 31, 2014

Talks & Cakes

It's the first day of April! 
WHAT. ON. EARTH
Someone please stop the time, I'm getting dizzy.
Yesterday was a national holiday and what better way to bid March our farewell than by celebrating with Cinnamon Rolls and some girls chat? 
I really wanted to watch Divergent but I haven't had the time to, and the people around me just don't trust me when I say it's awesome. I read Divergent in like 2 days, I. am. basically. obsessed. 
I was going to watch it today, but I just have things to do for school and my youtube channel, I think it's best if I stayed indoor today. (Though it's the last thing I'd want on such a nice day.)

My sister, cousin and I can't bare not meeting each other at least once a week to talk about stuff. We've grown up basically together, and though my cousin is 5 years younger, she's way too mature for her age and I guess we're kind of to blame. 
We took to Saint Cinnamon to spend this national holiday and welcome the lovely April,
I basically had the pleasure of putting these dangerous calories-bomb onto my system, and boy does it taste like sin. (A really really tasty sin. )
OH I ALMOST FORGOT,
I'm pregnant. 
(Not that it's important or anything but like it's pretty relevant and this is why I'm welcoming april.)

april fools.

x, Nessie

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Body Shop Makeup Event

Amidst my empty-scheduled holiday, I got an email from one of the 700 malls in Jakarta that invited me to a TBS event. I wasn't sure what this event might be, but if you've been following this blog for a long time, you probably know that I have sort of an obsession with The Body Shop.
Lately I've lost that admiration for their make up (though I religiously use their Vitamin E moisturizer.) I just am not very impressed by the range, quality and strength of TBS make up products. So I thought that I'd give this even a shot to change my mind. 
I asked my lovely friend, Tanya, to accompany me, and after three hours of driving through the intense Jakarta traffic, we made it to the event an hour early.
A lot of girls ranged from fashion blogger to media partners to random strangers gathered up at 5 to wait for the tutorial to begin. There were two make up artists mentoring girls who came to the event, Imam Pulungan and Lizzie Para. 
The Make Up experts on the move! :
Ooh, did I mention that we were served Cupcakes? They were absolutely incredible.
BACK TO MAKEUP!
My skin is so easily pigmented, I could spend an hour at the beach and literally change completely, well, if I could say so myself, I consider myself quite tan, and make up for tan girls can be quite tricky. You don't want to ever look caked, and you don't want to look like you're putting too much make up since being sun kissed is already a pretty good look.
Thus, I've been obsessed with a natural bronzed look lately.
After the event, I came over to one of the makeup experts, Imam Pulungan and he willingly showed me how to recreate a natural sun-kissed look by shading and contouring.
He showed me how to properly contour my cheeks and tested my knowledge by asking me to do the other half of my face afterwards. He was such a lovely guy, and obviously knows what he's doing.
The product that really really captured my attention from this whole event is the Shimmer Wave that goes right in my wish list! 
This product is amazing. I usually just prefer my Rimmel Natural Bronzer, but I've never imagined how a single weird-looking product can be this amazing cheeks palette. Literally, there's blush, contour, highighter in one simple palette.
I used to think that this kind of product would be dysfunctional as they're trying to push everything together. 
But this is phenomenal. I loved it.
I got home 4 hours later and it still looks as good:

Anyways, that's my quick review of The Body Shop event and my favorite product from it.

What do you think of TBS Make Up? 
Have you met one that keeps you on the hook?


x, Nessie