Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Read it all (but later)


I hate bookmarking pages. I will sound spoiled if I say this but it seems to be a long process to save a tab or more. And worse, bookmark features in Google Chrome or Safari have unflattering layout that I cannot follow-through.
Often, when I'm roaming around the internet, I would have ten tabs open for ten multifarious articles (often beauty posts ;) ). Most of the time, I would never get to read any of it because I am procrastinating elsewhere or end up forgetting about it. If your situation is akin to mine, keep on reading.
This is when I recently discover the free application called "Pocket" on iTunes. Pocket allows you to create an account (which take 20 seconds) and it automatically integrates itself into your browsers, your safari app in your iPhone, or other medium you use to surf the net. If you see an article you like but have no time to read it now, you can just pocket it to read it later.
So for the slackers out there, this is my lifeboat for productive reading.

-Gloria

[Review] Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil



The tagline reads "for sublime softness" and impressively, it delivers.

I purchased the B&B Hairdresser's invisible Oil through Sephora ($38) early this year and have used it for about 7 months now. My hair's thick, coarse, and dried-up do to chemical doings so it was prudent that I find an efficient oil-based hair product. After using Morocconoil and intending to experiment more with the eclectic range of hair oil products, I took the risk with this one.
There are two ways to use this: two pumps into your just-showered damp hair, or polish your hair during the day to maintain frizz and shine.
I usually apply it right after the shower. I have this odd belief that the heat can easily absorb the oil which maximizes the efficiency of this product; I also like the smell of it on damp hair. I find the smell to be incredibly subtle. It is there, but it creeps up on you. The mixture of six different kinds of oil (including coconut, almond, and grape oil) has produced a salty beach-like fragrance that I relish in.
Since I live in a tropical, often arid, weather here in Jakarta, this product's UV filters and heat-protection feature come in handy. I don't usually care for this feature but it is definitely essential for heat-styling readers out there.
The substance of this product is extremely light, sometimes too light, that it disappears within the dense layers of my hair. However, the result has been life-changing.
Though the price may be a bit exorbitant, I can assure you this 100ml bottle of pure luxurious oils can last for a really long time if used sparingly. It has been 7 months and I have only used up half of the bottle. It is a perfect hair oil product to use for the blazing summer days.

Comment or message me if you have any inquiries.
-Gloria


Thursday, January 9, 2014

February Ladies: The Hair Factor


(From top left, clockwise: Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Georgia May Jagger) 

After scouring through the internet for couple of hours now, I found these four aesthetic pictures of leading ladies in the fashion (and movie) industry. W Magazine has done an incredible job depicting Amy Adam as a distressed damsel with naturally relaxed auburn hair reflecting the sun. Same goes for Scarlett Johansson's W Magazine shot and Georgia's February 2013 Vogue cover. Scarlett hair is tousled with that kind of "swoosh" movement that speaks "I am effortlessly hot". While Georgia pulls of this sultry relaxed look that has her hair looking texturized yet glowing delightfully. Jennifer Lawrence's newly-dubbed pixie cut illuminates sophistication with an inner rebellious edge. 
Throughout the shots, the ladies of February kept their makeup extremely minimal. Eyes were defined with brown and slightly bronzed eyeliner with a touch of mascara. While the lips speaks for itself. It holds a mysterious pose with its ever-slightly pink-tinted color. 
I am extremely excited to buy these two issues when it finally hits the shelves somewhere this week. 


(Pictures were taken from Vogue and W)

xx.



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Catty Eyes





Perfecting cat eyes can be extremely arduous. To begin with, I was one of those girls that had a hard time drawing the wing-section of the cat eye. As soon as I got the hang of it, I wanted to experiment with different liquid eyeliners. One of my friends introduced me to Dolly Wink's black liquid eyeliner. My first impressions was unwelcoming. I have never heard of the brand before, so I was a little bit hesitant to purchase the product.
It was one of the best purchases I've had so far. The tip of the liquid eyeliner is smooth, fine, and effortless. The ink glides smoothly across my skin without any sudden halt. The pigment of the eyeliner is amazing, and with an eyeshadow primer, it is long-lasting all through the night. With such a fine tip, the ability to draw the wing-section of the cat eye becomes almost intrinsic. 
For readers that are in Jakarta, you can purchase Dolly Wink products at Sogo Department Stores. For international readers, Dolly Wink products are available at Ebay.

Cheers,
Gloria.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

[Review] Chanel Inmitable intense Mascara



Chanel Inmitable Intense Mascara is my all time favorite mascara hands down. It separates my lashes perfectly by each strand, holds my curl, and it gives the extra volume that I so need. What I love even more is that the mascara removes itself so effortlessly with a little help from eye-makeup remover.
My frugal side forbid me to buy another one of these because honestly, the cost is freaking expensive for a tube of mascara that is going to dry up anyways in six months. But if you're willing to drop $$$ for a worthy mascara, this is it folks.
As of now, I'm on a quest in search for a reasonably-priced mascara that is akin to this Chanel mascara. (Hint hint: more mascara posts coming up very soon, stay tune)

xx,
Gloria.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Red Lights

Because it's Friday and I'm not going out tonight. I've been having a few extremely hectic weeks, and unfortunately there are more to come. So pardon the lack of posts in Beauty Eater. I have some time to squeeze in a tiny post about RED NAILS. It's my go-to color whenever I have a formal event/dinner. It's a feminine and an empowering color that gives you the slight nudge of confidence. I'm wearing Essie's "Lacquered Up".

Some other suggestions:
1) OPI's Big Apple Red
2) Tom Ford's Carnal Red
3) Butter London's Come to Bed Red
4) Clinique's Red Red Red

-Gloria

Monday, August 5, 2013

Diamonds


I'm a person that tends to lean towards soft and pastel nail polish colors. Because of that, I bought China Glaze's "Fast Track" (from the Hunger Games collection) and I've been in love with it. It's a champagne/slight beige sparkly nail polish that looks even better with a top coat; I use Seche Vite's Top coat. It has a nail strengthening factor that comes with the bottle, so another plus. Bear with me, my nails are in horrible shape. They are currently weak so I had to cut them short in order to stop myself from touching them.

This time, I decided to break the combo with Skin Food's "Green Bean Milk" turquoise nail polish, topped with Sephora by OPI's "Just'a Pinch of Glitter", and another nail that's just coated with Sephora's Just'a Pinch of Glitter.
Skin Food is a Korean cosmetic shop that sells an ecletic range of colors in different textures: creamy, rouge, and clear. Their colors range from baby soft to matte pastels to pop colors, and they are all pigmented very well.

I never go anywhere without having colors on my nails :)
-Gloria