I know some of you just had your holiday and I hope you all had a blast :)
Now most of us are back to our daily routine and I know that online shopping is one of those things that can brighten up your crazy busy day!
To be completely honest, I prefer real shopping rather than online shopping, but I do shop online once in a while because stuff in online shops are usually more unique and also cheaper! It also comes handy when I have no time to explore shops to find items urgently.
Thus, here are some tips for you to shop online.
1) Read, read, read, ask and read again
Reading all the descriptions of the item that you want to buy is so important. Whether it is makeup or clothing, make sure you read all of the descriptions. Reading reviews are also important because you can get different point of views of the product. If you still have questions regarding the product, make sure you ask the shop about more details, most of online shops will get back to you with answers.
Make sure you also read the shipping and return policy :)
2) Want to get cheap price? Look for wholesale clothing shop
Wholesale clothing is for sure gonna be cheaper than retail shop. Apparel Candy is one of the wholesale clothing shop that sell clothes, accessories, shoes, handbags and even sunglasses. I find their items are so in line with the current trends. Here are some of my cute finds.
Obviously the price will be a lot cheaper when you buy the items in bulk in wholesale shop, so my wholesale clothing tips is to gather your friends who wants to buy the same item and go place an order!
3) It is better to be safe than sorry
Learn to protect your private details. It is better not to use your original name and all your personal details for online shopping purposes. Also, most online shops only need your email to make a purchase, so let's be a smart shopper ;)
I think that is all from me.
Hope you find this post helpful in a way!
Do tell me what your favorite online shop is!
Working out. Yep, it is something that we know truly important and needed by our body, but it is just something that most people struggle with. The time, the effort, the motivation just seem a little too much sometimes. For me, the biggest problem lies in the motivation part. I often lose the motivation to exercise, so I don’t find the time and make the effort. With that being said, these are the tips that I find helpful to be more motivated to work out!
1) Have a work out buddy
Having a buddy in everything is always nice. In working out especially, having a buddy with the same goal will help you to be reminded and not to slack off. If all of your buddies are too busy, you can find a youtube persona that feels like a buddy to you. I find Cassey Ho from blogilates is really friend-like and following her exercise feels like exercising with your friend.
2) Buy a cute work out outfit
By having a cute work out outfit, you will be more excited to do some exercise. You can buy some cute work out tank, yoga mat, and shoes.
Do check out MatahariMall.com for a huge selection of work out outfit.
They have a lot of brands and designs for you to choose from.
For shoes, make sure find the one that is not only cute but also comfortable to wear. Check out this link (sepatu adidas classic) to find cute and comfortable work out shoes.
3) Take note of your work out session
Do your best to take note of the date and what kind of exercise you do. This will help you to stay on track. How does taking note help you to stay on track?
For me personally, I usually work out using Nintendo Wii, so the device will automatically keep track of my exercise session. For the game that I play in Nintendo Wii, it also tells me how many calories I burn in a session and how much progress I make. It also tells me how long I’ve been going without exercising (this part is embarrassing, but effective to let you feel guilty for not exercising for too long).
4) Find a form of exercise that you truly enjoy
I find walking, playing wii and doing core/glutes exercises while laying down and watching my TV shows are the ones I truly enjoy. I believe just there is at least one exercise that you all can truly enjoy, you just need to try and test it out!
5) Remind yourself, exercise is always good and will bring result (mostly, in the long run)
I am the kind of person who like seeing result and I kind of had that mind set for exercise as well. I thought if I don’t see result, I am doing something wrong. I wanted to see my body slim down and be more toned after 1 week of constant exercise, but my friends, let me tell you that is not the case for exercise. Exercise is more on the progress. You got to enjoy it and know that it has all the benefits for your body. I know one of them is exercise will make you happier!
As you may (or may not) know already, I recently realized how important it is to take care of our skin.
I find that skin care is actually far more important than makeup itself, because without good skin the makeup also won't apply as nice. Talking about skin, sometimes we often be too focused on our face and forget to take care of our body, I admit I am one of those people haha.
My skin is currently very dry and I think there is a lot of dead skin :/
I used argan oil for my moisturizer every night, but unfortunately the improvement is not that significant.
Just then, SUGAR CANDY contacted me to review their products and of course I said yes :)
I chose their SUGAR SCRUB in COFFEE
* PRODUCT *
What you get in the pack is one jar of the powder scrub and a small plastic spoon to scoop the product out. They also give you a thank you card, a sticker and a sheet containing explanations about the product and how to use it. I like how thoughtful they are to include a spoon, so it will be easier for us to take the product out.
The jar is made from plastic and has a secure lid, so no worries of broken jar or product spilling during shipment. I think this amount can give me +/- 40 uses. It retails for IDR 65.000 so I think it is a pretty good price.
* APPLICATION *
Take 2/3 spoonful of the scrub and put in inside a bowl
This is the consistency that I likeFor application, I usually just take two spoonful of product, pour it into a bowl and mix it with water until it become a paste. I like the way this scrub applies, it has just the right amount of grittiness where your skin really feel exfoliated, but not until you feel hurt. I recommend to use this in the shower before bath since it can get pretty messy. I personally like to use it in the shower because all the mess will be gone with just a few pours of water.
* BEFORE AFTER *
I do feel that my skin become smoother to touch right after using this scrub and hop out of the shower. I've been using it religiously and noticed that my skin is not as dry as before (but I also use other moisturizing products (here) that may help).
* OVERALL *
I like this scrub! It makes my skin less dry and smoother to touch. I think I might repurchase this scrub. One thing for sure, you have to use this scrub regularly to experience the maximum result!
Get this product:
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Finally fulfilling my promise to review this drugstore concealer that I got from my last drugstore haul (read here).
It's the POND'S PIMPLE CARE AND COVER CONCEALER PEN.
To be honest, I finish my first purchase and decided to re-purchase, and now I'm on my second one. Is it because this product is my new holy grail drugstore concealer?
Let's find out ;)
I am really excited when I finally found another drugstore concealer. I know I'm pretty late, but I am happy nonetheless. I first bought this concealer at Food Hall and I assume every supermarket will carry this product, but unfortunately, when I wanted to repurchase, it was not available at Hypermart. Then I tried my luck at Indomaret, it was not available too. Lucky me when I was strolling at another Hypermart, I caught my eyes on this product and snatched it right away.
I should say that the availability of this product is so-so, so I suggest you go to supermarket if you want to make a purchase.
The price point is very affordable, I forgot exactly how much, but I'd say roughly less than IDR 30.000.
The packaging is a white plastic pen type that you need to twist to get the product out (like lipstick packaging). I love the fact that the packaging is slim and small enough to fit in my everyday emergency touch up bag without being too bulky. The cap is also sturdy enough to stay in place and keep the product covered. Until now, there is no mess in my makeup bag :)
Now, let's finally talk about the main thing, the product it self.
This product is made especially to cover your imperfections, but I do use it on my dark circles as well.
Color wise, it blends well with my skin. So if you have fair to medium skin, I think you can make this work.
Coverage is medium, pimple marks can be covered, but not so well.
Staying power is not great. If you have oily skin like me, it will be separated after a few hours.
Oil control is zero I would say, so definitely set your skin with powder afterwards.
They say it is pimple care and cover, but I am not really sure that this product will solve acne problems. The good thing though is it does not break me out.
Now maybe you ask why did I repurchase this product? I'd say it is good to keep in your every day makeup bag to do touch up through out the day, or if you suddenly have an important meeting or an unexpected night out.
It is very affordable and efficiently packaged to be my emergency touch up tool.
Hope you find this post helpful in a way!
Do tell me what you think about this concealer :)