Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Beauty Resolutions

Every new year must be followed with the new spirit, new hope, and almost all of us make resolution list. That's normal and so human because we wanna get better and better in the next coming year. I don't have party this new year's eve, just stay at home with family, with food and of course beer!

I wanna share my BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS for 2013... yippieee!

  • The #1 and the MOST IMPORTANT is clean my face from makeup and dirt before sleep. I already have a trick if I'm too tired to clean my face.
  • Do yoga at least 4 times a month.
  • Eat Vitamin C and E regularly.
  • Exfoliate at least once a week.
  • Spend my money wisely on makeup, give attention more to skincare.
  • Share my beauty thoughts on this blog, be a productive beauty blogger, especially I want to do more tutorials!

The Curly Girl Journal has already 3 years old, this blog means so much to me. I thank to you all my readers, for giving my blog attentions, comments, and support. I'm glad that there's a lot of new beauty bloggers in Indonesia! I'm sorry if I have mistakes, I will do better for 2013.

Please leave comments below if you have critics, comments, or anything else so this blog could be better and better :)
Or you can share your beauty resolutions for 2013! :D

God bless you, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

12 Fave Beauty Things in 2012

It's New Year's Eve! 2012 has been a great year for me, and these beauty stuffs helped me a lot to look more gorgeous :)) 
Beauty things yang aku pilih memang agak random sih, tapi ini semua yang aku anggap best of the 2012. Please take a look ;)

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Oops, I Did It Again!

Belakangan ini ketika banyak banget kegiatan seharian, sampai di rumah malem, udah capek, ketiduran padahal makeup masih nempel di muka. Oops!  It's bad for your skin if you sleep with makeup on! 
Regime yang biasa kulakukan sebelum tidur: ambil milk cleanser, cuci muka, pake toner, night cream, eye cream,..... zzzzz...
Keburu ketiduran!

I have a new trick to get rid of your makeup faster and more efficient when you're too exhausted :) Put facial cleansing wipes that can clean your makeup even your waterproof mascara beside your bed. I use this Mitu Shikada facial cleansing wipes. 
Sangat membantu lho, disaat kamu udah kecapean tinggal tarik satu lembar tissue basah ini, usap dan bersihkan makeup mata terlebih dulu baru keseluruhan wajah, baru kemudian bagian leher. Sebelumnya aku pernah coba juga dari Biore, tapi Shikada cleansing wipes ini aku beli hanya seharga Rp 9000,- aja untuk 30 lembar! Woooww gak ada ruginya deh beli ini, praktis juga dipakai untuk traveling.

Thank you for reading!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Tree Nail Art Tutorial

It's Christmas Eve! Today I will show you how to make Christmas Tree nail art inspired by CutePolish in Youtube.

So I will use the festive color such as green, red, gold, and shimmer. Perfect for Christmas! But you can change the base color as you desire.
This step-by-step tutorial is easy to do, enjoy!

Chit-Chat with Liv

One of the most memorable thing when I go to P&G Vision House beauty event is I got a chance to met Liv Tyler in person! After the main talkshow with her, we (the winner of P&G Beauty Fans Forever) got a chance to met her in person and even took a pict together! Oh my goshhh! My heart beat faster at that time. I saw her in The Lord of The Rings trilogy film and have no idea about meeting her in person.

All I could remember, she entered the room that full of people waiting for her. I stood beside the door, and she suddenly stopped in front of me and said: "hey I love your hair"
And here she was, standing in front of me and we're talking! She said that she loves my hair and my lip color, at that time I was wearing red lipstick by Revlon. And she kept talking about her new lipstick collaboration with Givenchy. It is a black lipstick, but it turns to your natural lip color when wearing.

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Liv told us about her lipstick collaboration with Givenchy

After a lipstick talk, I asked her about her fabulous glowing skin and hair, I'm so curious how she could manage her skin and hair like that, and her secret is:
- She has a face mask almost everyday, and don't forget to exfoliate.
- She loves to use hair conditioner, she uses A LOT. A hand full of hair conditioner!
- Her grandmom is her role model, her grandmom always told her not to sleep before clean her face from dirt and makeup, she did it since young! (so we can tell that flawless skin is not instant, it's by the process)

Oh it's a very memorable day! I couldn't believe I have a chit-chat with Holywood actress this close, and the fact that she's so friendly!
Even before she left the room, she said to me: "hey nice to meet you"

P&G Vision House Bangkok 27-28 November 2012

Hi everyone! Life's been hectic lately, but somehow I wanna share to you my last beauty trip to Bangkok!
As you know that I won "Beauty Fans Forever", a competition from P&G that looking for beauty evangelist, someone who is very passionate in beauty. I feel like... someone's calling me! Hehehe. Honestly I joined this competition in last minute! I didn't know about this competition, until someone told me. And my father (I don't know why) knew about it and ask me to join. So in the last day before the competition closed, I submitted video that introduced myself and the reason why I wanna win.

And this is the simplest and fastest competition I've ever joined. Three days after submitted the video, someone from P&G Singapore called me. I was driving back home,  and someone's calling me with the international number: "Hello, is this Agnes? Hi! I'm Mackie from P&G. Congratulations you win Beauty Fans Forever and get a free trip to Bangkok next week to join our regional beauty event!"
The signal was bad, and all I know that I screamed like crazy that time!
26 November 2012. Flew to Bangkok with Garuda Indonesia. Luckily my mom and my sister joined me, because Mackie said that I could bring friend/family with own expenses, the other reason was the hotel room is big enough :D When we arrived, the hotel seems not too big from the outside. It's Sofitel So Bangkok, a luxury hotel that inspired from Monsieur Christian Lacroix. Surprisingly, the lobby is not in the first floor, but in 9th floor! Aaaand...... we're amazed by the interior of our room! Each floor has a different element, ours was earth room! I also enjoyed a free spa treatment at night, sorry no picts for that...
The Bangkok view! OMG

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sanggul (Indonesia Traditional Hairdo) for Curly Hair

Hari Minggu yang lalu aku menjadi pagar ayu untuk pernikahan teman sekelasku, ZhaZha Laila (@zzlaila). Happy wedding jeng!
She wore Lucy Garden from I Wear Up for the wedding shoes!

Sooooo..... For the first time since my natural curly hair was back, rambutku disanggul!
Seriously, mbak-mbak yang menangani hairdo jago banget. Kalau biasanya mbak-mbak di salon suka ngeluh harus menangani rambut keritingku, mbak yang ini justru seneng.

Seneng karena menyanggul rambutku tidak usah disasak! Cukup diikat ditarik sedikit, dirapikan dengan hairspray, dan rambut keriting yang menjuntai dibungkus dengan hairnet , dan dengan cekatannya dia menekuk-nekuk rambutku. Selesai deh! Cukup di hairspray sedikit aja, karena rambut keriting punya holding power yang cukup kuat :D hahaha...

The process of sanggulan

This is the result! Tadaaaaaa......

My mom says that my face looks so Javanese when I got this hairdo...
I think that's not bad!

The Best Dupe of Urban Decay Naked Palette 1: MUA Undressed!

Hi everyone!
I always wanted to buy Urban Decay Naked Palette 1, but somehow my money is always wasted for something else. Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 sudah tidak diragukan lagi kualitasnya yang sangat sebanding dengan harganya, warna-warnanya seems to be perfect for any occasion, pigmented, dan staying powernya yang oke banget.

I still want that, tapi saat ini aku senang karena menemukan dupe yang 11:12 deh dengan Naked palette. It's MakeUp Academy Undressed palette!

The packaging is not too big, handy, without mirror.

The pretty colours! (without flash)