Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Morphe Brushes 35N Palette

Hi everyone, how are you? It is in the middle of the week and also in the middle of the month. Did you haul few things or you survive keeping the money inside your pocket? I broke my promise for not hauling this month. Hahaha...

Well, instead of feeling guilty, I want to share about this stuff. Everybody know about Morphe Brushes 35 Color Eyeshadow Palette. The most hyped is 35O that pushing Morphe to come out with the shimmer version and matte version. I have the original version that I will be reviewing soon. Now, let's talk about 35N first.

I bought 35N together with 35W and 35O, but I ended up selling 35W to my friend. Why? Because actually 35N and 35W have the same exact shades, only 35W consist of shimmers and mattes and 35N is all matte!

I have a lot of shimmery eyeshadow but only have few mattes in my stash, therefore I'm definitely going for the all matte palette. Generally, the color range is neutral enough for everyday use and can be combined with other shimmery palette for more glamorous look.

Below I provide you swatch of all shades. You have a lot of options from light shades to dark shades, most are neutral with few warm tones and few cool tones.

As you can see, the texture is soft, a bit chalky and not so buttery. The pigmentation is not the best among my eyeshadow collection. At first I thought, "oh maybe this will not be my favorite", because I like the buttery texture of an eyeshadow and the pigmentation not impress me.

But surprisingly, it has almost no fall out and really easy to blend. I mean seriously it is really blendable and the most of the shades are buildable. The worst shade is the gray black, the second from bottom right (you will find the swatch in the last swatch picture) that yesterday I found still can be used with a bit of effort. It is difficult to pick and powdery, but will be okay for not-so-bold look. 

But think again about the pigmentation, this is all matte palette! Matte eyeshadows never as buttery as shimmery eyeshadows. So finally I found that this 35N is great enough to keep in my stash.

I always use Urban Decay Primer Potion Anti Aging when using this because I dislike the chalky texture and find that they could last all day. Seriously in the end of the day when I want to erase my make up, it is still there, almost as nice as in the morning.

Above is daily looks using 35N palette.

And here I combine with Urban Decay Book of Shadow NYC shade Money for more eyepopping look and Money should be thrown away because the texture has changed. Excuse for buying new palette? Lol.. 

I really love this 35N when thinking of how affordable it is. I get 35 matte shades that I need and finally I find gorgeous shades for transition and crease. Overall, I'm loving it!

Thank you for reading..

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Unboxing : Althea Turns 1

My Dear Althea, Happy Belated Birthday to you! Sorry I'm so late because I've just reached home few days ago. I supposed to post this on July, but when I departed to Europe, your package was not arrived yet. My mom sent me some pictures when mailman came and brought the package, and I was so sad I could not make it on time. I end up posted on instagram using some picture from mom, and now I can happily create this blogpost and also video on my Youtube channel. 

Guys, if you still don't know about Althea, you're missing something good! Althea delivers Korean Beauty Products, originally shipped from Korea, to our doorstep. Currently the service is available in Indonesia and some other SEA countries. When you register, you will have a looottt of benefits. Althea's promo is no joke. Just go to their web, you will know why I love Althea so much. (click here)

This is how the birthday box looks like! It is cute and it's pink!! This design is specially created for birthday celebration only. I guess you will get the original box, which is also beautiful, if you place order now since the birthday celebration is over. (Again, I'm so sorry I'm late. Huhuhu).

Before digging into my haul, I would like to share about the birthday kit. Althea gave us kit to make party hat and a baloon to blow! I honestly loving this idea. So, I could customize my own party hat according to my liking, and it is definitely so much fun! More pictures in the end of the post..

Now we are peeking into the haul. I ordered all of them in a set, because that time Althea had promotion for Witch's Pouch. They offered Beauty in the BOX, a set of few Witch's Pouch items with cheaper price. This is option no. 03 Girlish Look Box. The set contains of fix shades, means you couldn't choose blusher or eyeshadow shades that you want. Seems like now the offer is over, but you can purchase them individually on Althea's website and you can mix match them according to your style.

Here is what I get:
1. Pouch
2. CC Cream 6in1 50ml in Natural Beige
3. Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base 40ml
4. Velvet Two Way Cake 12g in Natural Beige
5. Love Me Blusher 11g no.02
6. Shadow for Eyes shade Pink of Moon
7. Get It Easy Dual Brow Pencilcara in Natural Brown
8. Radiant Tint no.03

I got them all for IDR720.000 (worth IDR 2.270.000). If you want to order them now, hurry up! Because they are currently on sale. I did a bit counting just now, if you want the exact items like mine with current sale price, the total will be IDR960.000. But if you want to order one or two items that you like, grab them now while they are on sale. And they currently also have promotion for buy 3 free 1 all items, soooooo what are you waiting for????

2 sample sachets @1ml of Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum 

I haven't made swatch or looks using them yet, but I surely will. Just stay tuned on my Instagram @deavalence.

This is the process of making the DIY Party Hat and the baloon.

Simple, easy, and so fun!

I enjoy the birthday kit so much!

Even my Lizzy would like to celebrate too..

Happy Birthday Althea! Wishing you the very berry best! XOXO

Thank you for reading