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.

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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.

Hada Labo Gokujyun Alpha Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream

Hello, back again with skincare review. I’ve finally decided to try this cream after I use the Lotion and Milk since many years ago. This line also have serum but I might try that later (also waiting for sale 😚😋).

Without further do, let’s start!

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The packaging is so simple, just light weight plastic, 50ml but not too bulky, I kinda like it, save up so much space and reduce the weight of my suitcase when I bring it with me for travel.

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I forgot to take a photo of the box, so sorry 😅.
This is license from Rohto Japan, so it’s not written in Japanese.
I got this around 8 dollars I believe, with 20% off.

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It has inner lid, maybe to prevent from leaking, BUT… this cream in my opinion will not leaking at all.
Why? because it has a very very thick consistency. Even when I’m put it upside down like this, it doesn’t move at all.

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Yes it is very sticky too, but after keep on patting and let it set for a few minutes, it’s not sticky anymore, and we can go to bed and have a nice sleep.

I usually use it in moderate amount after Lotion and Milk. If I use it too much, it gets harder to be absorb and it might be too rich for the skin.

I have dry skin so it really helps to moisturize my skin at night, and I gain no breakout.

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You can always use spatula but because the diameter is really small for it, I usually just poke my clean finger in it. I know it’s not quite hygienic but putting spatula outside and exposed also not a good choice either.

Overall I love this night cream. Quite affordable with 50ml size jar (I hope they have a squeeze tube version, that would be more hygienic).
Really recommend for dry skin.

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

Reynata M.S.

Mamonde Rose Water Soothing Gel

Annyeong Haseyo 🙋
Hey guys, been away for a while. I’m back to do a review about this moisturizer gel from Korean brand called Mamonde (* mamongdeu ;))

I bought this from my friend around October last year. It cost me around 10 dollars for 300ml.
The concept is similar with the Aloe Vera Gel or Snail Gel version from other brands.

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Pink rose, I was gonna say the meaning of it, but unfortunately I don’t know, hahaha. I only know Red Rose for love, Yellow Rose for friendship (correct me if I’m wrong).

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The packaging is made of plastic but it’s quite sturdy, without inner lid.
I think it’s also multi purpose gel, I’m not really sure since it’s all written in Korean (I can read Hangul but I don’t speak Korean).

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It has rose scent, not too strong and not too soft.
Texture, not too thick and not too watery, it’s moving when I tilt it.
But, one suggestion for you guys, do not put your gel type moisturizer in a hot room temperature.
I put it inside my cupboard but I don’t know why somehow the temperature inside it is as hot as my room (while I’m going out for a day). In my room at my house in different city is not like this, eventho the room’s temperature os hot, but not inside my cupboard.
The result is, the heat change the gel’s texture. Now, it’s getting more watery and smells a bit different than before.

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Anyway, for the gel itself, it doesn’t feel sticky that long. It’s easy to absorb, I usually use it on my face, and around belly+chest.
For my dry skin, it’s not moisturizing enough if I use it alone. I layer this with other moisturizer to get a better hydration.

It’s also a good product for burnt skin, I mean like sunburnt or splashed by hot oil while frying, because it’s soothe the skin, reduce inflammation as a first aid.
Not bad for 10 dollars multi purpose gel.

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

Reynata M.S.