Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review: Azalea Inspired by Natur

since i wearing hijab, my hair problem was greasy scalp and hair loss.
i know that i wouldn't escape hair loss whatsoever, because hair loss is natural but at least i can escape unnatural amount of hair loss.

to find the solution to this hair problem, i often change my hair product, esp. shampoo until i found Azalea Inspired by Natur Hijab Shampoo.

before we go any further with this review, i wanna give a statement: this is a PR product that i received but what i write is my honest opinion.

1. Hijab Shampoo

claim:
Mengandung bahan alami Zaitun Oil dan Ginseng Extract yang melembutkan helaian rambut dan membantu merawat kekuatan alami rambut, mengurangi rasa gatal di kulit kepala dan memberikan sensasi dingin untuk menjaga kesegaran rambut berhijab. rambut terasa segar, kuat dan tampak segar berkilau.

what i feel:
after read the claim in the back of the product, i expect to feel minty feeling right when the product touch my scalp, but i didn't feel it. i didn't feel any cool sensation.

but i do feel this shampoo really soften my hair. i don't need any conditioner after i use this which is great for a hijab traveler like me who always love simplicity :)
after my second time using it, i do really feel my hair loss is less and what i really notice every time i use this is my hair volumizing which i love because a hijabi hair tend to be drench and not alive, if that make sense :)


2. Hair Hijab Mist

claim:
perawatan sehari-hari untuk rambut berhijab yang berfungsi mengharumkan dan menyegarkan rambut sehingga membantu mengurangi bau lembab di area sekitar kepala. dengan kandungan bahan alami Zaitun Oil dan Aloe Vera Extract membantu melindungi dan merawat tiap helai rambut, sehingga rambut tetap segar dan mudah diatur.

what i feel:
i use the hair mist on the day after i wash my hair when my hair almost lost the fragrant of the shampoo, the hair mist bring back those fragrant.
this hair mist also can use on your hijab to avoid the damp smell. moreover, Jakarta right now is on rainy season, on the day when i got stuck in rain and my hijab smell bad, i used this.





conclusion:
i love the product and even tho i didn't feel any cooling sensation like the claim said but i feel my hair getting stronger and also softer. for the hair mist, the smell didn't excessive but works wonder.

for more information, you can visit their social media:
Instagram: azaleabeautyhijab
Twitter: AzaleaHijab_ID

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Empties Review: January

yeah, new segment on my blog! YAY!

i will be start a new segment on my blog, which is Empties Review. but it just a mini review, since i must be already review it at my previous post as a haul or as product review.
1. Evian Facial Spray
this was my second purchased.
i use this facial spray as mist or as prep before i use sheet mask or wash off mask but towards its end, i also use this to damped my real technique sponge.
i guess i won't repurchased this since i wanna try the Avene facial spray.

2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner
this was my first hydrating toner.
its really hydrating just like the name said but after awhile i didn't see the good on my skin anymore that is why i won't repurchase it.

3. Wardah Eyexpert Makeup Remover
as you can see, there are two bottle for the same brand.
that is because i use this for almost everyday that even when i got the little bottle from Indonesian Hijab Blogger event, i used it up very quickly. it was very effective to lift the waterproof makeup but i wanna try other oil-based cleanser, so i won't repurchase.

4. Votre Peau Vitamin C Serum
to be frank, i didn't see anything change since i use this serum but when i combine this serum with Hada Labo Shirojyun, i feel like my face little bit bright.

5. Wardah White Secret Night Cream
actually, my Wardah White Secret Day Cream also emptied but since my sister use it almost the half of it, so i don't have the jar, its on her :)
this was my first cream since i awake of the importance of skincare and at that time, my skin concern was dry patch on my cheek and it was vanish thanks to this cream.

6. The Body Shop Vitamin E Night Cream
this jar come with the hydrating toner.
actually, this not emptied yet. i just done with it because it shows me no good. i don't feel anything different from it.

7. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
this also come with the hydrating toner in a traveling pouch.
but this one is really emptied since i use this at day time when i always feel the need to use cream when i go out.

all of these products i used it all up and won't repurchase since i wanna try other brand or i found other brand that give more good to my skin.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Skin Care: Hada Labo Shirojyun Starter Kit

i have a normal to dry skin type with hyper pigmentation and dullness as skin concern, that is why i gravitate towards brightening products nowadays.


i've been using this Hada Labo Shirojyun Starter Kit for 3 weeks and i can say that i love the way make my skin look. on the starter kit, there are three products with 20 ml worth of weights in each products and they are:

1. Face Wash
the texture is creamy and didn't have much foam compare to my Wardah White Secret Face Wash.
but at the first time use this, i catch a little bit tiny chemical scent, because Hada Labo have campaign about Perfect x Simple which means they not adding unnecessary ingredients but that doesn't mean the product didn't perfect.

i use this face wash as second cleanser, so to be honest i didn't notice whether it completely remove the dirt on my face or not. but all i know that this face wash didn't leave a stretch and tight feeling after using.

2. Lotion
don't be confused, lotion is not the one you put on your hand and body.
in Japan, lotion refer to toner. the texture like toner, light-weighted like toner and clear like toner.
on the instruction says that you have to use cotton pad to apply on your skin but i like apply this lotion with my hand and gently tap tap my face to make sure that the product sink in to my skin.

like i said before, i have normal-dry skin, so the acid that works for me is hyaluronic acid because hyaluronic acid is proven to moisturize the skin and also maintaining the skin moisture
the good news is, this lotion include hyaluronic acid and also vitamin C which proven to brighten the skin.

3. Milk
like the name itself, it like milk. white, watery and runny.
at first time apply the milk there a bit sticky feeling but disapper after a while.
at first time using this, i used at night and the next morning i woke up i feel like my face bit elastic and moist.

but if you seek to be bright the next morning its impossible since skincare need process but if you commit to using this product and add some other product, i guess a bright skin wouldn't be so impossible.

for the whole face, it only took 3-4 drops, so i can imagine that 20 ml will last me 6 months (maybe) and it really worth to try because it affordable, it easy to access and it works (if you commit and consistent to use it) :)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quotes

Happiness is inside all of us. Sometime we just need someone to help us find it

-Princess Poppy (Trolls, 2016) 

My Desk Tour

as a lecturer, i got my own desk at the faculty room but to be frank, i use that desk only when i come to the campus to teach and waiting for the next class to start. so, to complete all my tasks, i setup my own working space in my own personal room at home.

on this desk, i did everything from scoring my students homework to their final exam, from preparing course material to preparing quizzes, from editing photo and video to counting the income of my two online shop, from planning content for this blog to posting it. i did all of that in this desk.

it was on the corner of my room, next to the two windows and a stained glass. so, you can imagine the natural lighting when its hit this corner.
i choose not to use chair so that i can stretch my legs when i working, but to make me sit comfortably, i use tatami mats and a couple cushion which is my handmade :)

so, in my left there is a red folding table, i got from Informa near my home which i put my glass (a gift from a best friend), my snack and my DIY binder planner on top
and sticking on the wall, i got a Post-It time table, to keep me informed of my to do list and my appointment, my few favorite items (polaroid pic, union jack, quotes from Indonesian Hijab Blogger event and MICE sticker and also my prescribed glasses)
and in the back of the table, there is a tripod :)

now, on my main table.
it was an old table that my mom used to use for our living room table but when she bought new set of couch, she ditch the table and i think i can make good of that table.
 i recently purchased the laptop since my old laptop use to switch off on me :( and i choose red to match my folding table :)
just like any other working table, there were always calendar and set of stationery but i also add pictures of me and my friends and a The Body Shop hand cream, since my hand gets dry often.

underneath the table, there are couple books and a zipper bag of papers for my online shop concerns.

so, yeah. that's my lovely working space.
i love it so much but i plan to bring my working space games to a whole new level.