LG Magna review

Hello, welcome back, today I want to do something a bit different than I would usually do in my blog. I decided to do a review about a smartphone, I already use it for about more than 2 years, actually I also wanted to review my other phone before this one but unfortunately I sell that one out a long time ago.

So here it is, LG Magna, I bought this around November 2015. Dual simcard, one sdcard slot.
Internal memory 8GB, with external memory slot.

For the detail of the specs, I think I will put that at the end of this post, I forgot I haven’t copy that information from their website, will update that later.

Anyway, here’s the look of the phone. The images are from LG website. I pick the gold one. They have 3 colours, Gold – White – Dark Grey.

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It slightly curve at the top and bottom, and that makes the camera and the speaker are free from scratch if I put it on the table (for example).

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But, the volume and power button position is a bit annoying, I regularly touch my camera lense when I try to push the volume button, and also because I love to take screenshot which is using power and volume down button (press and hold for a second and then release), the position makes me press my camera lens quite often, eventho after that I realised that it’s camera not a volume button, so I didn’t press it that hard, so my camera is still fine.

Speaker, the quality is quite good, eventho I think it’s not the best, but considering the price which is cost me around 150 dollars, I think it’s not too bad.
Since the phone’s body is curvy, when I lay my phone flat on a table, there’s a gap between table and speaker, so that makes the speaker still able to “speak” properly.

Curvy body, makes it unstable if I play around with it on a table with one hand touching the screen, the phone keeps turning around when I drag the screen, and also jumpy when I click on the bottom and top part of the screen.

Camera, it has front and rear camera.
Some photos in different lighting and places.

INDOOR LOW LIGHT

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The camera can capture the image quite properly but mostly it looks quite dark. When I click the focus on the object, the lighting could be brighter or darker, I don’t know why but the camera make those decision, not me.

INDOOR LOW LIGHT WITH SPOTLIGHT

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Sometimes I use this for taking photos of products in my room because I don’t have ring lights or some kind of things like that.
It still can focus on the object but darker on the outer part of the frame, remind me to vignette.

INDOOR PROPERLY BRIGHT LIGHTING

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This picture was taken inside a shopping mall, it looks good with proper lighting, eventho sometimes it can be a bit washed-out (is it the right term? Correct me if I’m wrong :D).

OUTDOOR

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For outdoor photos but with soft sunshine , it looks great, I really like it, the bokeh effect also works quite well there (the plants behind the object feels a bit bokeh, right?).

When the sun is shining so bright, it’s a bit too bright because sunrays give too much lights on the object (people also usually squinting their eyes in this kind of situation , if they’re not wearing sunglasses).

Here is the bird eye view shot.

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MACRO SHOT – INDOOR

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The issue is when I took a picture of an object in up close, the camera cannot focus on the object properly, it keeps on focus on the background.

I usually put the object around 30cm from the camera so that it can focus on the object.
It’s a bit annoying when I’m taking pictures of ingredient list, I prefer close up photo for ingredients so that it will be easier to read, but my camera cannot focus :'(. While my old phone can focus in a very up close photo, I just need to touch the focus button on screen on the object, and it’s done just in a split second.

Screen sensitivity is good, quite responsive.
I don’t have any issue about the screen. Even my screen guard is still flawless. 😎

The other issue that I have is, the internal memory.
Because it’s only 8GB, phone system already takes up about 3.4GB, so I’m only have 4.6GB left.
I love to use quite lots of apps, I did move it to the sdcard if it’s able to be moved (eventho some of it is still on internal memory of course).

If it’s under around 350MB left, it cannot sync email. So, I cannot receive new email if it’s  under 350MB.

Also, 1GB of RAM with “dying” internal memory also freeze up my phone quite often.
Usually that happens when I’m playing games and the phone memory is under 350MB.

So, for a regular user, if they only need for phone call, sms, chatting apps, rarely take photos or videos, then it’s a good option with a friendly budget.

But for a user with lots of apps installed, take photos or videos quite a lot with many kinds of shots, gamers, wants a fast multitasking phone, then this will not be a good option.

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Details from LG website :

LG MAGNA LTE
H520Y
Discontinued Product

Key Features
GENTLY CURVED DESIGN
12.7CM(5.0) HD DISPLAY WITH IN-CELL TOUCH
1.5GHZ QUAD-CORE CPU
8MP REAR AND 5MP FRONT CAMERA
2,540MAH LONG LASTING BATTERY
GLANCE VIEW, GESTURE SHOT, TOUCH & SHOOT

Battery
Capacity / Type 2,540mAh / Li-ion
DoU1.0 Days↑

Camera
FlashLED
Main8MP AF
VT5MP

Chipset
Baseband1.5GHz Quad
Application(MT6732)

Acoustic
Receiver/Speaker1206 / 1511 (1W)
# of mic.2

Display
ResolutionHD (1280×720)
Size5.0”

Memory
Internal RAM1.0GB LPDDR3
Internal ROM8GB
ExternalSDHC (up to 32GB)

Network
2GGSM 850/900/1800/1900
3GHSDPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA+ 5.76Mbps B1, B8
4GCSFB B3, B7, B8, B28

Touch
TypeCapacitive
HandwritingFinger

LG Magna website

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Okay, that’s all for my quick review about LG Magna.
Hope you guys find it useful.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

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Nivea Lip Balm Essential Care / Original Care

Hello guys, apa kabar semuanya?

Lama hiatus nih, hehe, by the way kalian dulu pernah nyobain Nivea Lip balm yang biru essential itu kan?

Nah beberapa waktu lalu aku beli lagi yang keluaran sekarang, seingatku lip balm ini sempet hilang dari peredaran gitu, yang mejeng di rak biasanya cuma yang versi buah-buahan aja.

Check my old review

right here guys!!

Setelah eksis kembali di pasaran, kubeli deh si biru ini (bukan si api biru yang idola para ibu itu ya).

Harganya sekarang kalo nggak salah sekitar 27 ribu atau 30 ribu.

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Versi lama tulisannya Essential Care, versi baru tulisannya Original care.

Setelah kuperhatikan pekejingnya, kok agak beda tulisannya.

Kulihat bagian dalamnya (produknya) juga tidak terlalu milky white seperti dulu, bagian tengahnya kayak agak kekuningan melingkar gitu.

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Setelah kucoba beberapa minggu, soal efektifnya masih sama seperti versi yang lama, namun yang versi baru ini stick lip balmnya ga gampang lembek, kalau yang versi lama kan baru seminggu dua minggu langsung benyek miring jembret sana sini.

Mungkin kapan hari ketika hiatus, pihak R&D Nivea sedang merumuskan formula baru kali ya supaya ga mudah benyek (maaf jika saya nebak-nebak, hahaha).

Jumlah berat netto nya masih sama, 4.8 gram / 5 ml. Mudah dioles ke bibir, melembabkan bibir dengan baik, mudah dan nyaman untuk dibawa-bawa karena ukurannya kecil dan bobotnya ringan.

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Biasanya aku pakai malam sebelum tidur dan beberapa saat sebelum pakai make up.

Overall, it works really well, I love it, I do still like it like I used to be. Akan repurchase saat sudah habis.

Sekian review singkat dari saya.

Semoga bermanfaat dan berfaedah.

Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

Review Silicone Sponge and Beauty Blender

Hello guys. So, the reason why I review two make up tools is because I want to compare the Silicone Sponge (Silisponge) who’ve become hitz recently.

I compare it with Beauty Blender (BB) because BB is still the king of make up tool (as I knew), even when there are lots of great dupes out there.

I decided to bought Silisponge recently, not the pioneer one, it considered as the dupe, but it’s the pure flexible silicone, not the stiff plasticky one.

Okay, here is the look of them :

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I choose the clear silisponge with colourful glitters in it. It cost me around 5 dollars, while BB cost me around 20 dollars.

Some people said that some of silisponge dupes are stiff and not flexible at all, because too much plastic in it.
While mine is nothing like that at all. It’s flexible and the texture feels like jelly (bouncy and able to be folded).

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I use BB on the right part of my face and Silisponge on the other side. The result is surprisingly similar :mrgreen:. (No filter and no beauty apps, sorry for the dark circles and anything there 😌😅).

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Here is the result using Beauty Blender :

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Here is the result using Silicone Sponge :

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Pros Silicone Sponge :
+ Easy to use
+ Easy to clean
+ Hygienic
+ Flawless result
+ Not absorb product
+ Affordable pricetag

Pros Beauty Blender :
+ Easy to use
+ Flawless result
+ Easy to get into hard to reach area

Cons Silicone Sponge :
– Cannot really reach the curve at the side of nose
– The grip of holding it might be not really comfortable for some people considering the shape is flat

Cons Beauty Blender :
– Pricey
– Have to wet it in prior before use (for best result)
– Absorb product
– A bit hard to clean

That’s all for my quick review, hope you guys find it useful.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

Crystal Body Deodorant Roll-On

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Hey guys, this time my review is about deodorant. I’ve tried this product back in 2013 as I remember. I usually have a bad relationship with deodorant that I bought in minimarket or supermarket, but this one is different, it doesn’t irritate my skin, reduce and neutralize body odor without leaving any stain on clothes.

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Cruelty free, save for sensitive skin, and Endorsed by Cancer Treatment Centers.
It claims that it’s using mineral salt.

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They have 3 types, solid rock, roll-on, and spray.
The variants are original (purple), pomegranate (red), lavender & white tea (blue/dark purple), chamomile & green tea (yellow), and vanilla jasmine (green).
It cost around 10 dollars for 66ml.

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My favourite is the Original, no scent. I usually use it after having a shower, wait until it dries on my skin and then use my clothes.
I also wipe the excess around the roll-on to prevent the “flakiness” of the product around it.

CRYSTAL Deodorant Roll On

DESCRIPTION
No Aluminum Chlorohydrate
Natural Protection
Hypoallergenic
Fragrance & Paraben Free
Safe for the Environment
Endorsed by Cancer Treatment Centers

Natural Deodorant Protection: Crystal Body Deodorant is made of Natural Minerals Salts which prevent body odor by creating an invisible protective barrier against odor-causing bacteria. It is non-sticky, non-staining, leaves no white residue and can be used by both men and women.

SUGGESTED USE
Must be applied to clean skin.

OTHER INGREDIENTS
Water/aqua, potassium alum (natural mineral salts), cellulose, sodium bicarbonate, benzoic acid, zinc gluconate.

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The red pomegranate smells a bit fruity, a bit citrus-y (?), I don’t really like this smell, but it works well though.

OTHER INGREDIENTS
Purified water (aqua), potassium alum (natural mineral salts), natural fragrance made with essential oils and extracts, cellulose, sodium bicarbonate, benzoic acid, zinc gluconate.

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The blue-purple lavender smells like palm fruit (in my country it’s called “kolang kaling”).
I love the scent, not so strong, the scent is quite relaxing.

Crystal essence Lavender & White Tea, made of natural mineral salts and infused with relaxing aromas of lavender and white tea, creates an invisible protective barrier against odor-causing bacteria. Lavender, known as an anti-inflammatory and white tea, as a natural relaxant, please rather than overpower the senses. Crystal essence is long-lasting, non-sticky, non-staining and leaves no white residue.

OTHER INGREDIENTS
Purified water (aqua), potassium alum (natural mineral salts), natural fragrance made with essential oils and extracts, cellulose, sodium bicarbonate, benzoic acid, zinc gluconate.

WARNINGS
No animal testing

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I want to try other variants too, the yellow and green.

I’ve tried the solid rock one before but I don’t really like it because I have to wet the top of it before apply it on my skin, and when I drop it, it cracked, turn into sharp rock, so it’s impossible for me to use it again.

The spray version can be use for feet (deodorant for feet), or for smelly shoes.

You can check their website www.thecrystal.com

That’s all for my review, hope you guys find it useful.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Hello July. How are you guys?
I want to review skincare, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, which is raved by so many beauty enthusiast.

I decided to get my hands on this teeny weeny baby :mrgreen:, the mini size.
It cost me around 5 dollars.

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It’s packaging is a plastic, while the full version is made of glass I believe. No spatula included.

Eventhough it’s really small, I only need a tiny bit of it on each use. A little goes a long way.
I use it at night before sleep.

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I feel that my lips smoother and moisturised in the next morning, repair dry and cracked lips.
Some of the claim is it also able to make dark lips turn lighter. I don’t find it change my lips that way. It doesn’t change my dark lips into pinkish colour (maybe that  depends on our genetic too, correct me if I’m wrong ☺).

As I remember I already use it over one month (every night) and it still remain quite a lot. I think I can use this small size for some months.

Repurchase? Yes, but the mini size, small and easy to bring and store (doesn’t take up so much space).
A little goes a long way.
More hygienic and fresh because it’s in jar, if I use skincare in a jar for over a year, I feel that the product is not hygienic anymore and I think the performance also decrease.

That’s all for my review, hope you guys find it useful.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter

Hello guys, I’ve been trying a solid cleanser/cleansing balm (or butter), I originally want to try Banila Co Clean It Zero since so many people rave it , but it’s kind of pricey 😩 *sobs*, so I decided to get this one instead, it’s from The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter.

I bought this when my friend bought other stuff at The Body Shop store, I tried the tester and I believe that this is cleansing balm , a bit confuse at first because it’s written cleansing butter, makes me think it’s something similar with body butter or lip butter. 😅

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It cost me IDR 199.000 or around 15 dollars (I think it could be 15-19 dollars. Depends on the currency).

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No inner lid inside, and I don’t want to scoop it with my finger, or even nails 😓. So, I put a clean spatula inside, on top of the product.

Always use it with clean and dry hands. I only use a tiny amount, just the size of the spatula, put it on my hand, and then start to rub it between hands until it turns into oil, and then apply it to your face and neck (I usually use it on my neck too, since the dust and pollutant also leave dirt on neck).
Give a little massage without too much pressure.
After that, wet your hands, rub it to your skin to dissolve the oil until it turn into milky white, and then rinse it off.
It’s written you can also wipe it with wet cotton, but I prefer to wash it with lots of water.
Basicly, it’s a similar method like cleansing oil.

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After several weeks of use, I gain no breakout or alergic or any other bad reaction. I love it, love the scent, love how it works, love how it’s not gonna leak when I bring it around for travelling.
It’s quite huge but also quite thin, makes it less bulky.

I have dry, acne prone and quite sensitive skin. It did a good job removing makeup (I always double cleanse when I use make up).
Very recommended for traveller.

It doesn’t dry out my skin after using it , while face wash or many cleansers usually dry out our skin and make skin feels a bit tight.
It feels a bit moist though (if that makes sense) and doesn’t leave any sticky or oily feeling.

I don’t use it on area around my eyes, I use makeup remover on that area, but I use it on lips. My suggestion is clean the lips using makeup remover in prior before using this cleansing butter because… It doesn’t really take all of those lip product especially when those lips on dry condition (lip products here such as liquid lipstick, lip tint, and other staining and waterproof lip product).
Maybe it’s not for waterproof makeup, but other than that, it’s a great product.

That’s all for my review. Hope you guys find it useful.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

Catrice Absolute Eye Colour 920 Game of Stones

Makeup Review!! 🙂

It’s a brand from Germany named Catrice. I’ve tried their brow pencil, brow powder and highlighter (?) pencil too, I haven’t review it , I only did review on their primer and bronzer Catrice Bronzer and Primer, I might do it later, but now I want to do a review about their matt(e) single eyeshadow.

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Love the name, remind me to HBO movie series Game of Thrones 😍.
As I remember, most of the single eyeshadows are matte, or maybe all of them are matte (not sure).

I got this on drugstore around 4 dollars, so affordable 😘.

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The reason I choose this shade is because I want to use it for my eyebrows and also for my lashline (I’m not so into eyeliner, they’re too bold and sometimes expired easily and my eyes just can’t handle that).

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It’a cool toned gray/grey, a bit of ash in it. For brows or contour, cool tone suits me better, but for foundation and lip colour, warm tone suits me better.

The texture a bit chalky if I rub it too much, so I usually build it up until the desire amount of opacity.
It is quite pigmented, but not as pigmented as Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

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I use double ended Crown Brush to do my brows with it, glide on and build up easily, and then brush it with spoolie to make it look more natural. Sometimes I put brow mascara on top to keep it stay in place all day (of course without naughty fingers rubbing the brows throughout the day 😚).

That’s all for my quick review.
Hope you guys find it useful.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.