Monday, July 30, 2012

Milia Removal with Ido's Skin Center


 Milia problem has been my biggest concern besides my acne. Most of you probably don't know what milia is, though it's commonly happen. I will explain what it is soon.. But going back to the topic, I had been looking for a beauty clinic to remove my milia, but most of beauty clinics that I attended dont know what milia is -_-"

A few of them know, but I am not that sure about their clinics.. So yeah :-S I did pending my removal, until one day Ido's Skin Center asked me whether I'd like to try their service or not. Then I thought "ah another facial leh? I don't need any. I want milia removal" Then I asked whether they can do milia removal instead and out of my expectation that they know what milia is and can remove it!!!!! O_____O



But wait wait, I need to check them first right? So I visit their website HERE and see about their background and such. And I find that they're pretty reliable so I want la! Then I booked appointment soon and couldn't wait to come there



Unexpectedly their place turns out to be so pretty damn good and luxurious!!!





Sunday, July 29, 2012

Coverderm Classic Waterproof Concealing Foundation Review



 I always want to have great high coverage foundation. Because my skin has a lot of imperfections. Acne scar, pores, uneven skin tone, and others -_-" But I mostly use DSLR so my imperfections are seen easily.. Therefore a great quality high coverage foundation has been a list to get for myself

Then one day, Coverderm contacted me and they said that they'd like to make an event for Beauty Bloggers ^.^ I attended the event, and received a full size to try! Their foundation claims to be able to cover even birthmark or burn mark! o.o I saw the proof in front of my eyes! So I was really excited to try it on my face!!

Beware leh, foundation review always have my bare face, you will not recognize me lol





Friday, July 27, 2012

How I Start My Own Blog

I've always wanted to write this post, since a long long time agoooo... But I don't really know where to start.. I am asked a lot about it, why I start my own blog and when it's first started.. And then one day, a message comes on my formspring

if you are not Indonesian, here's the translation :

"stella, id like to ask you if you dont mind. How do you start blogging? I mean, the first time you blog about make up review and such until you become like who you are now, as well as the first time you get sponsor"




Why I put the title "how i start my own blog" instead of "my beauty blog"? That's because . . .  You will know in the end :)
So yeah, I think I will start explaining to you my blogging life.. It will be boring probably, but if you're still interested, in me, *gets slapped* lol, I hope you'd read it until the end.






I first started my blog on multiply, it's probably on 2003/2004? as far as I could remember.. I first discovered internet during 2002-2003, then I was really into it. I played at forums, and mircs, and such.. But at that time I only have indo friends, cos my english sucks. I hardly knew grammar and vocabs, I had the worst english test, so I mostly cheated from my friend lol

Then when I went to Australia for family vacation, I'd like to ask "spoon" to the waitress but I only knew "fork" wtf. And i was so troubled for 10 minutes asking just for a /spoon/! Then my young brother who's still in his 2nd grade, helped me to get spoon. He said he learned it on his kindergarten, and I have never been embarrassed like that before. 8th grade student lost to 2nd grade student???!! That's how bad my english was.. If you think your english is bad, I belive it's not as bad as I used to be . .


So I consulted to my friend, and she suggested me to be more active and chat with foreigners on internet. Then I made blog on multiply, as well as myspace account, to get as many foreign friends as possible. I started writing diary on multiply, summarizing my life in english, because it's the best way to learn past tense and present tense. I started having english teacher to teach me

I learned simple present tense only, in 3 months non-stop
I am sure that my private teacher almost gave up because I was sooooo stupid
But I couldn't let my pride hurt lol So I brought dictionary whenever I went, and mark every words that I could remember

Within 3 years, I am proud to say that my english ability was one of the best in my class, though right now since I hardly use it, I am not that fluent anymore T___T but still, not bad leh lol

But I still manage to blog ever since. I blogged mostly about my life, my love life, my study, my teacher, my family, everything!!!! It's because I don't want to lose my english skill.. Also because I want to memorize what I have done in my life

But cos I am easily bored, I moved my blog a lot. I have tried multiply, blogspot, ameblo, jugem, xanga, livejournal, wordpress, etc....

My last blog, this one, is from the end of 2009.. about 5 years after I started blogging. That makes me have been blogging for 8 years? o.O I'm so old wtf






At that time, I really dont care about readers. I only knew that the only people who read my blog were my friends and I.. Some people left comments on my blog, whom I didn't really know who, really.. They told me to stop blogging cos my english sucks
And I acknowledge it..
But instead,
because I know my english sucks, I want to learn, and don't want to be worse!!!
I learn my english mostly from internet. By reading manga, reading news, watching youtube, reading others blogs.. So If I lose my blog, I do think I only can say "I love you" and "how are you" only in english wtf


And, I don't care about them. After all I dont know them nor they affect my life.. I only want to blog to improve myself and write about my life

That's the reason why I start talking about make up too. Cos during I start my last blog, I was a teen who's in puberty la LOL #centil
And at that time, fake cosmetic sold on facebook were so many so I wrote a blog post about it, HERE, and it received a lot of great responses! But that's it.. I never knew about someting called "beauty blog" or "beauty blogger"... I just write whatever I was doing. Like, dyeing my hair, wearing mask, what cosmetics I did buy... But I also mixed it with my personal life la..


Little did I know that just because of it, I was invited to Ponds Beauty Blogger Event. At that time I received mail from their PR, and they'd like me to attend their beauty blogger event. I was like, wtf, what's that lol I felt so honored cos I was included as one, though I never intended to be one!!

So I came, and it's really joyful. Free products, free massage, met with new people, and free food as well. Oh c'mon, who doesn't love it?
I then blogged about it, because, it's simply what happened in my life, right??

Then I was invited again to Make Up Forever events, and other events. Met with new friends, of course I was happy and glad to come!!
Then, I also owned youtube channel. I started making one though I knew my skill was not that good compared to most of them. But I did it just for fun!

During that time, MyLovelySister shop sends me message on youtube, asked me whether i'd like to be sponsored products by her. And really, I felt so honored! I didn't think much, so i agreed. And up to now they're still being my permanent sponsor :) Sending me product to review, once a month. They're my first sponsor . .



Then, more and more beauty companies in Indonesia sent me mails to attend their events. And if I could, I would come! During that time, I also received a few mails from shops, as they'd like to sponsor my blog as well

If you see my sidebar's blog, you will see my permanent sponsors. And I do not send them mail to sponsor me, they are the first one who contacted me. I don't mean to be rude, but blogging for free stuffs purpose has never acrossed my mind. So if they'd like to be my sponsor, my honor, if not, then I don't care! :D

I always mention, do blogging because you like it, and simply because you want to share.. I love to write, and my whole life right now is revolved all about beauty, that's why I write about beauty stuffs a lot. Butttttt, since this is my blog, personally made by me, I can obviously change the topic if I like it right?

That's why I believe, when I am bored with make up, and be addicted to other stuffs, I will blog differently la. I also still blog about my life.. and will be blogging about my trip too. That's why I never categorized myself as a full beauty blogger, nor this blog as one. Because it's simply my own personal blog!

Personal blogging shall never have rules in my opinion. I do it because I like it. If I dont like make up again, I will stop writing make up. Probably more into fashion? Who knows?? 



But as at the moment I am still happily beautifying myself, I don't think I will stop any time soon lol [though I thought about quitting blogging 2/3 months ago ahaha]







Frankly speaking. Free stuffs have never been my priority in blogging.. I will be hated by this probably lol but really, this is my personal feeling

I attend beauty events, because I love meeting my friends and have nothing to do.. If I am busy and don't want to attend events, then it's my right. If I am bored and don't want to attend either. It's also my personal choice. I don't care about the exclusive events or the goodie bags, I mostly attend events just for fun, to meet my friends whom I cannot meet regularly. Say, Franky Wu, Endi Feng, Gabby, Bella, and so on. 
Sure i love free stuffs, who doesn't? But even without going to events, I still receive beauty products, monthly, by my sponsors. If they don't send, I am perfectly fine too lol




And about my sponsors. I have mentioned on my sponsorship rules. That my review is HONEST, and shall NOT be affected by any matters. If any shop or companies don't like to be reviewed honestly by my. Then they are really free to give their products to magazine.. I believe /REVIEW/ should be honest. We're here to blog about our personal view and opinion, right? 

If I like A product and you dont like it, then it doesn't matter. So is likewise. I am here just for sharing..

That's why I kinda upset tho, if I see anyone who are willing to do anything just for free stuffs, or write only good things because it's free..  If you like to review only good things on your blog cos it's given for free, then it's your choice. It's your blog, right? But I am just disappointed, can't I?

I admit, that I have a lot of sponsors, and there are a few who are still in negotiating about the banner, just wait for the right time.. I am happy that they believe in me reviewing products. But I have rejected quite a lot of online shops and companies who want to sponsor my blog. Because, I already have too many sponsors, and I dont want my blog just to be a walking advertisement. I am also quite picky in choosing


For me, sponsors are good cos i dont have to buy anything to make a blog post on my blog. Save money lol 
Also because a lot of readers used to ask me, "where to buy xxx product?". Have permanent sponsors making me easier to recommend where they should buy



But then, what if I lost all my sponsors because they don't like my honesty in reviewing products?


Well then, too bad? I will just laugh it off and start buying again?


Beauty blog is not all about reviewing products, in my opinion

There are many ways to share your love toward beauty.
I can do more make up tutorials, and FOTD.. Also I have a lot of products on my own that I purchased but never published.. I won't stop blogging just because I have no more sponsors

If I have sponsors, great. If not, that's fine..
I do not start blogging just because of it though

But those who start blogging because of free stuffs, will be tired easily in blogging and not commited, I think? Especially if they don't receive what they wanted.. Cos they main purpose is different. If you truly love writing, you wont get tired :D Then again, I say again. Do blogging cos you love it!


But if you don't love it, and just want free stuffs. I have question for you, why don't you just work and buy it on your own instead? lol
Just my two cents ;)







So yeah, that's it.. Right now I am happy that there are many readers who read my blog and find it helpful. I am truly grateful to be given this opportunity

Though,
if there's no event invitation, no sponsors, and no readers, I will still be blogging...

Why?
Because it's a part of my life
I have done so for years! And there's no way I can stop it LOL







I wonder when I will be bored of make up, hmmmmm~~~

Permanent Hair Removal With ZAP

  

 Honestly speaking, I have done several times of IPL Hair treatment with other beauty clinics before ZAP. Two beauty clinics, Coslab and De Paras, which are pretty close with my home.. Calculating, it's about 12-13 times, but no result wtf

And when I complained about it, they said that it's probably because of my hormone and the hair growth is different for everyone. I have paid by myself and it's not cheap either.. It's really one of the biggest issues of my body :x because, seriously? I am okay with arm and legs hair, but obviously hate underarm hair la -_-" I believe it goes same for you


So when ZAP told me that they'd like to offer me their service to try, Actually I have heard about them a few times before. I was about to reject the offer. But because I wouldn't know if I didn't try, so yeah.. it's my last chance to give it a go..

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tony Moly Tony Tint Review and Swatch

 I admit, I am a big fan of F4 wtf. I watched the Taiwan version one when I was in elementary school and seriously, it's really a big hit at that time. I even owned Vic Zhou poster next to my bed and kissed it everynight wtf. So I also watch the Japanese one and the Korean one

Oh cmon, who hasnt watched or haven't heard about Boys Before Flowers of F4? It's probably the most successful drama that has been released in many countries, and most of them receive great hits, but not the Indonesian version one wtf, sorry Indo lol

But today I will not be talking about them, but about the girl, Geum Jan Di, who's the main character on Korean Boys Before Flower. She's a popular ulzzang and her natural red lips captivates many! o.o The secret lies on the lip tint, and the one she used is from Tony Moly one! Then BOOM it's become a hit everywhere, everyone must have known about a lip tint after that, right?

So although I got the latest version, which is the Tony Tint, not the original Lip Tint, but it's still produced by Tony Moly, only the packaging is different I think? So yea, let's see! :D




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gel Nail Polish By Artistic - Cyber Hair Salon



A few weeks ago I was invited by Cyber Hair Salon to try their gel nails service! At first I was hesitate because it's so far, but I managed to come there from my office because I am curious about it. I think it's the first salon that carries gel nails service in Indonesia :)

When I came there, I was welcomed warmly by Ms. Tia, the PR of the salon! :D 


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Review


Until recently I didn't know about Holika Holika brand, but then some readers told me to review other Korean beauty products, such as Holika Holika. And one of the requests is the Petit BB Cream from this cute brand. I then received this from my sponsor, RieButik, as a review purpose.  I thought there was 4 types only, but as I googled, turned out there are 5 types in fact. But I hope this review would be helpful if you're interested to try either one of them ^.^



Poke Sushi Restaurant Review


 If you followed me on Twitter, you must have known that last week I went to Poke Sushi at Crowne Plaza for lunch with my friends. Okay I sound so rich wtf, but in fact I went there cos there's all you can eat sushi for 50% with BCA Credit Card in July! [the promotion's changed every month] and I really want to try cos many people said that their salmon is soooooo yummy

I am a big fan of salmon! But cos it's so expensive for ala carte, I always prevent myself eating it at restaurant :x I eat a lot in fact, really. That's why I wanna try their all you can eat! :D

 
 the entrance gate of poke sushi restaurant in Crowne Plaza



Sunday, July 22, 2012

My New Phone + My Weekly Photos With It

  

About 3 weeks ago I asked you gals on my post what phone should I buy for myself. I even fact wanted to buy Samsung Galaxy Note but Timothy bought Samsung Galaxy S III to replace his Iphone 4s so I asked why he did such thing, cos I know Iphone 4s is prob the best phone today. Then he convinced me on twitter that it's the best android phone at the moment, and there are things that Iphone cannot do


Thought I originally wanted to get either Samsung Galaxy Note or Iphone 4S, my choice became either Samsung Galaxy S III or Iphone 4S. It's also because Note is much bulkier and so big, and I cannot shove it inside my pocket jeans. I have tendency to lose things to I always want to put it inside my pocket. Remember my lost blackberry? I lost it cos I shoved it inside my bag, not my pocket as usual wtf


Friday, July 20, 2012

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX Review

 I've known for this product since years ago, when one of beauty gurus on youtube swore by it, BubzBeauty. At that time I never knew that there's a sleeping mask existed in this world, I mean, seriously, a mask that you wear when you're sleeping, then you woke up with super awesome moisturized skin? o_O

What if the mask's sticky and spreads on the pillow? wtf!

But then as years passed by, my curiousity grow stronger and I wanna try it but there's no counter of Laneige in Indonesia and it's really difficult to get one T__T Then one day Zatura told me that they'd like to send this product, and I was like, omg how did they know that I wanna try that miraculous product??? I felt that I heard a church bell at that time LOL

So so, let's review it!! *excited*




Thursday, July 19, 2012

BRTC Gold Caviar BB Cream Review


 I was asked by my sponsor, Zatura Shop, whether I was interested to do review of any BRTC BB Cream. I know BB Cream is such a major hit, and I've heard so many people told me how amazing their BB Creams are, so I decided to give it a go. Although I am a beauty blogger, I also do research on other bloggers' blogs as well. To see which one suits me best

Then I see that this Gold Caviar one captivates me as it suits me the most. Imagine, caviar on your face??? *__*



 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Review


Today I will be sharing about one of my best beauty finds, which is Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask! :D I've known about this product when I was browsing on my sponsor website, My Lovely Sister, since months ago, and really interested to try it out ever since. Lucky me now they gave me a chance to try it out too :D

I never tried Innisfree, I only know that it's one of Korean cosmetic brands that features Yoona from SNSD. So I didn't expect much when received this one because I dont want to be disappointed. I merely just want to try it. Will it impress me? :)






Monday, July 16, 2012

L'Occitane Angelica Instant Hydration Mask Review

 L'Occitane Angelica Skin Care Line has been talked a lot by fellow bloggers in Indonesia if you notice, I was also invited to their launching event but I couldn't make it because I was doing my final assignments hence I didn't go. But L'Occitane staff team's kind enough to ask me for my address so I can review them as well! :D

I am a huge fan of mask and they carry the 3-minute instant hydration mask so I really want to try, also I never tried L'Occitane product so I'm excited to know ^.^
If you're also as excited as I am, please keep reading! :)


Friday, July 13, 2012

Tony Moly Backstage Gel Eyeliner Review

Eyeliner is one of my must make up products, and my whole life cannot be completed with it! It can change my eye shape, define it, make it fiercer, and so on! I still remember it's been a while since I learn it. It's really difficult to learn for a newbie, I mean, I didn't know where to put it correctly and nobody taught me either! x_x So I poked my eyes a lot during training wtf hahaha lol

But now I can claim that I am good enough la. 8 years wearing eyeliner, how come cannot line? =_=

So for years, my best eyeliner is Dolly Wink one cos it's so sharp and thin and produces super black line. Also K-Palette only lasts for 6 months, it goes dry afterwards. but my Dolly Wink is still as black and as great as it's first opened! But years of usage, I need to find a replacement cos I ran out of it~

And so I heard about Tony Moly eyeliner and fortunately I am able to receive it from Rie Butik ^.^ If you're still interested, please read more :D




Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ROC Soleil Protection Face Quenching Cream SPF 50+ Review

 I have to admit that I used to not wear sunblock wherever I went outside or went to school. But now I think about it and I am super horrified because in fact it's the most essential thing to do as a human!

UV rays is very dangerous for your skin and pretty harmful. It can cause a lot of skin problems such as freckles, wrinkles, dark spots, even cancer #darkface 

And I never want to leave my home without sunblock again!! I realize I have committed sin to my own skin wtf TxT

So I've been diligently put either sunblock or BB Cream. And here's one of the sunblocks that I use, ROC one! Shall we see?



Monday, July 9, 2012

Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner Review and Swatch



 I used to be very addicted to eyeliners but on the past year, I only wear black eyeliner. But I feel like going back to experiment with more make up products, especially with colors ^.^

So I am pretty glad that I was given these babies by my sponsor Rie Butik that sells korean and usa beauty products with super cheap price ^__^ It's Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliners! I have never tried Holika Holika but many of you requested to do more korean beauty products review instead of just Etude House ahahaha. I never tried Holika Holika before so I am pretty excited to try it! ^_^

So yes, let's see how it goes, shall we?? :D

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Moved to Blogspot!

Yes, FINALLY!!!!

I havent owned a blog on blogspot for years! But I am super fed up with wordpress.com !
Not only because they require me to pay some ridiculous amount monthly to make it works, the server goes down so often because it excessed bandwidth limit as it's too busy, therefore I have to pay more money to fix it! It's okay if I pay but I will receive great result, but no, every things that I owned on wordpress can easily be retrieved on blogspot! Moreover, blogspot also offers Google Friend Connect!

I know my wordpress used to own it too, after all I paid for that service,  but since March/May this year, they totally banish it and it seriously disappointed me!!! >___<''


Many, many people told me to move to blogspot, but it's really difficult decision in fact

I worry about my blog on search engine. Move to a new blog, is like move to a new house, it's really a hassle. My blog used to be on google top list when people search for a review, and therefore I receive 20-30% statistic from it. But right now I will be deleting it, and this one is new, and so it won't appear on google anymore, duh -___-" it takes time till google publishes my site.. But I hope people who follow my twitter and like my facebook fan page will be notified by this change



But the great news is, I dont have to pay for hosting [only domain], and I dont have to worry about down site nor google friend connect, and I wont hear any complain from everyone when they cannot access my blog that hurts my heart lol
It's really simple and easy to use . . .



So for those of you who are still using wordpress for blogging platform
I really suggest you to move to blogspot, really :x



Also what's the upside down point is, that I cannot use my old mails anymore, because it comes with the hosting, which are business@stellalee.net and so on. So if any of you are company representatives or anyone who would like to mail me, please send your mail to stellalee[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]id instead ^_____^




I have a lot of posts coming up. Recently I've also been thinking to not only blog about make up, I want to blog about my daily life and fashion more. I know I also blog about it but it's relatively less than beauty for sure. Will you guys like it?



And I really want to buy a new phone because my last one is kinda broken, it cannot detect sim card that well :x and i also lost my blackberry blah. So I think of, buying a new one. But I don't know which one I should buy, Samsung Galaxy S III or Iphone 4S. And since I am just a poor student so I will just pay monthly for it and work hard to finish the debt, unless someone is kind enough to sponsor me it LOL just kidding~ but seriously #pokerface

What I love the most about them is their camera quality is really fine, and I think it helps me to blog about my daily life or event easier. Of course I will still do product reviews with my DSLR because the quality is much better, I'd like to provide the best. But for casual post, I think using a smart phone is much better cos it's faster and more efficient, right?


Which one do you think I should buy ? >___<

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Talika Eye Therapy Patch Review

I got this Talika Eye Therapy Patch a few months back and have used it several times. I have to admit I dont really take care of my eyes, but I have dark circle genes from my dad. I mostly cover it with concealer though. And this eye patch says to reduce it. Comes in 3 patches each box, that's re-usable up to 5 times. I will be doing mini review here ^.^ If you're still interested, please keep reading!






Wednesday, July 4, 2012

NYX The Crimson Amulet Collection S123 Review & Swatch

 Who loves Johnny Depp??? :heart: :heart: :heart:

Oh c'mon, he's one of the sexiest man alive in this era lol I love him so much! And also Tim Burton! He's really inspirational and different! I love all his artworks, and most of the time he collaborates with Johnny Depp. What to not love? Edward Scissorhand, Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, etc. And the last one is The Dark Shadow! *___*

I havent had time to watch it, not even sure whether it's still played or not. I will, just download it, when the quality is good #pirates LOL

So NYX Launches a make up book inspired by The Dark Shadow! Named, The Crimson Amulet!! *__* And when I got it from Zatura Shop , how could I say no?





Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Baby Color Summer Doll Circle Lenses in Chocolate Review

I got a pair of Baby Color Summer Doll from my sponsor, Tomato Online Shop . She sent it to me as a surprise gift so I didn't know about it before. I got the one in chocolate. Baby Color Summer Doll lenses are said to be perfect for summer. Yeap, summer is here everyone! But in Indonesia it's summer everyday so not a difference lol




Sunday, July 1, 2012

June 2012 Beauty Events

Despite my hectic schedule, I still manage to attend some beauty events that happened during the last month. I had to reject a lot of events because of clash with my final exams, after all, my school is more important!

Here's the report!

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