Flower Crowns Take the World by Storm
Make Your Own Flower Crown with pickOntario
Hi everyone! I apologize for the lack of posting this month. I’m actually in Jakarta at the moment, I’ve been here since mid-January. If you followed me on Instagram you might have known that I’ve been taking several beauty classes in Jakarta – Microblading, Eyelash Extension (refresher course) and Gel Nail Art. I haven’t had time to upload any new tutorial yet since I’ve been busy going to classes and also spending time with my family & friends.
Anyways, I just want to let you guys know that I will not be uploading any tutorial until I’m back in Canada (beginning of March). I actually did film a tutorial in Jakarta, but for some reason my macbook does not want to recognize my earphones. I tried recording the voiceover using my iphone, but there were just way too many feedback and noises when I was recording. I’d rather wait until I get back to Canada to upload new high quality tutorials.
I do sincerely apologize for the lack of tutorials and posts, but I will be back next month with more contents! Hopefully I can add more than just tutorials in the near future. I’ll try my best to create more review videos as well as nail polish swatches too!
If you guys are looking for Valentine’s Day Makeup, don’t forget to check out my Valentine’s Day tutorials & Romantic makeup tutorials!
Hey guys! I just want to let you know that I won’t be able to post any new videos/pictorials until next month since I’m spending time with my family at the moment. I apologize for the hiatus, but family time is important for me and I hope you’ll understand! Meanwhile, follow me on my SnapChat to see what I’m up to (sc: KireiMakeup)
It seems that Prom season is around the corner, and I wanted to create a prom makeup tutorial for this post. Recently, I just purchased my first ELF product, which is the baked eyeshadow palette in NYC, and I’m pretty impressed with this palette. This palette cost around $15 at Winners in Canada (USD$10 on their website), so it’s pretty affordable for (graduating) students. The pigment pay-off is so-so when applied dry, but applied wet, the eyeshadows are quite pretty. The champagne shade in this palette is applied wet, and it has a beautiful shimmer.
Anyways, I didn’t have a full face picture from my camera since the battery went died, but I did take a picture using the iphone, which I posted on Instagram. The eyes are very shimmery and defined, but not too dark. I think it’s a very pretty look for prom!
Tom Ford is an American film director and fashion designer who was able to become famous all over the world, thanks to his work and his ability to turn Gucci, where he served as creative director, around with the creation of his own fashion label, the Tom Ford label. It is easier than ever to find Tom Ford products, thanks to his boutiques in Zurich, Toronto, and New York, as well as a variety of outlets now carrying his items.
If you want to create the most attractive Tom Ford outfit, below are five items that you can put together to make yourself look stylish, fashionable, and ready to head to your job or a night out on the town feeling and looking great.
A pair of casual pants by Tom Ford can be the perfect addition to your wardrobe if you are looking for a pair of pants that is comfortable yet professional looking at the same time. You can wear these when you go shopping, head out to dinner or visit a friend, or even at the office.
To complement your somewhat-casual-somewhat-professional casual pants, search for a Tom Ford sweater that you can use to add a pop of colour to your look. From lightweight options to turtlenecks, there are styles to keep you warm and looking stylish, whether there’s snow on the ground or the air is just a little cool.
A pair of boots can be worn to complement the rest of your Tom Ford look, whether it is the fall or the winter. Sometimes you can even stretch these into the spring season if the weather is still cool enough. Look for a pair of booties if you want something more versatile through the seasons, or go for a sexier look with knee-high boots.
Every woman needs to carry around a lovely handbag that she can be proud of, and Tom Ford has created a line of handbags that will not disappoint. From small crossbody bags that are perfect for times when you are travelling and you don’t want to have a bulky bag to carry around, to glamorous clutches that are perfect for a fancy night out on the town, and, of course, casual perfectly sized bags to carry your everyday items, you can choose one to suit your every need.
Finish off the look with a pair of stylish Tom Ford sunglasses. Not only will these make you look fabulous, but they will also protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays. From coloured lenses to black ones, plastic frames or wire ones, there are a variety of styles to choose from in the Tom Ford line, but you can purchase one that’s versatile enough to suit your many different looks. Just be sure to protect your skin as well with a product that has sunscreen in it.
Are you ready for Halloween?! I sure am! So, for the second installment of my Halloween series, I decided to do a Jack-O-Lantern makeup tutorial. WHY you ask? Well, that’s because Jack-O-Lantern aka pumpkin carving is very popular in Canada during Halloween month. My sister and I actually love carving pumpkins! We love the scary face ones!
JUST FYI – I am accepting Halloween makeup jobs! If you need a makeup artist to do your scary makeup, I’m available! Contact me through email firstname.lastname@example.org, or line – KireiMakeup!
Anyways, for this tutorial, you need:
1. Orange face paint (water or cream) – I mixed red and yellow cream face paint to create the orange base. I used a local Indonesian brand called PAC.
2. Black water based face paint – you can use cream too if you prefer cream product, or even an eyeliner. I used Snazaroo.
3. Eyeshadow – matte black, matte orange, matte yellow for highlight and contour.
4. Brushes – I used mostly synthetic artist brushes.
5. Contacts (optional) – you don’t have to use contacts, or you can use a brighter one than mine. I could only find this honey colored ones from Fresh Kon, since it’s pretty hard to find specialty contact lenses here in Jakarta.
1. I applied an orange cream-based face paint all over my face using a wedged sponge. Lightly stippled it all over my face, neck, and ears for an even coverage.
2. I outlined where I want the mouth, nose, eyes, wrinkles to be using black water-based face paint.
3. I filled in the areas on step no. 2 with black face paint.
4. Then, using an eyeliner brush and a matte black eyeshadow, I lightly create lines all over the face to create the crease of the pumpkin. I also created some cracks near the mouth area.
5. Using a small blending brush, I blend out the edges of the lines. I also carefully added some shading on the areas where I want it to look like it’s receding.
6. On top of those black shadows, I applied a matte Orange eyeshadow (I used the orange from Sleek Makeup Ultra Mattes V1 palette).
7. In the area where I want it to pop out a bit more (to mimick the shape of pumpkin), I applied a matte Yellow eyeshadow (from Sleek makeup Ultra Mattes v1 palette) with a blending brush. I put it in the middle of the “squares” on my forehead, above the eyebrows, on my cheeks area. I really want to make these areas to poof out a bit more.
Voila! You are done! Looks pretty cool in black and white, but looking more like a scary clown. I love how the orange/yellow contour/highlight really helps with the whole pumpkin look!
How is everyone doing???? I apologize for missing last week! I had to do a business trip to Medan for work. I posted some photos on Instagram from my trip, and also my skin condition. Anyways, as mentioned couple weeks a go, I went to Kiehl’s Indonesia Grand Opening at Emporium Pluit Mall. After the grand opening, I decided to go to the store couple days later to grab some stuff, mainly for my hair. So here’s what I bought at Kiehl’s! I don’t know if you can call this a haul since I didn’t buy much.
So, I went to the store with one thing in mind, and that’s to get products for my hair! Ever since 4 years a go, I have been having allergic reaction towards non-natural/organic shampoos and conditioners. I used to be able to use pantene, dove, or tre semme without any issues, but ever since 4 years a go, I’ve noticed itchy scalps, red tiny bumps, and significant hair loss when I continued using those non-organic or non-natural brands. The one brand that I somehow managed to continue using is actually L’oreal.
With those issues in mind, I was searching high and low for a somewhat more natural shampoos in Jakarta, and I decided to give Kiehl’s a try. I have used their Amino Acids shampoo way back when I was in Canada, and was happy with the result. However, the closest Kiehl’s from my place was 1-hr away, so I stopped using it. You can imagine how thrilled I was when Kiehl’s opened a store right around the corner from my house, just a 15min. drive from home and ta-daaaah it’s right there!
All I bought was a Magic Elixir, a Thickening Shampoo, and a Recovery Pak hair mask. As you might know, I have been coloring and bleaching my hair since beginning of the year, so I really want to take a good care of my hair again. I decided I need those 3 products to reset my hair.
I’ve only started using these products for 1.5 weeks now, so I can’t really say what the results are, that’s why I didn’t put the title as review. First of all, I think I absolutely love the Magic Elixir! I ran out of Morrocan Oil, and can’t find one in Jakarta. So this Magic Elixir is a good alternative! I’ve only been using it every 2-3days for 5mins since it says to wash it off after applying it on the scalp. Next time, I’m going to try leaving it for a few hours. I noticed almost immediately after the wash, my scalp and my hair feel a lot lighter. It doesn’t leave any oily residue or cause your hair to be greasy. It washes off very easily!
Of course you can always mix your own oils, DIY hair masks are plenty on Pinterest, even I pinned them! But, I just find getting the Magic Elixir is a lot faster and simpler than making one your own. Less hassle for this career woman (hehehe)..Not to mention, I won’t be messing around and having to clean up. Just one bottle and everything is good!
The Magic Elixir costs Rp. 410,000 (125ml) in Jakarta, while it’s only CA$24 in Canada. It drives me crazy how beauty/skincare/cosmetic products are so much more expensive in Jakarta. That’s almost double of what I paid for in Canada. Anyways, I’ll rant some other time..may be I’ll rant on twitter instead…
The Ultimate Thickening Shampoo is perfect for me since I have fine hair, and not much of it. I’m very conscious of my hair loss ever since 4 years a go. Seriously guys, I was so stressed out, I thought I was going bald *cries*. I think this shampoo works really well with the Magic Elixir since the combination of both products will promote hair growth and healthier scalp.
The shampoo lathers easily and you don’t need to use much. I think this shampoo doesn’t have that “clean” feel as strong as other brands since it’s more natural, however, you feel absolutely refreshed when you’re drying your hair. My hair feels stronger after a few wash (I wash my hair everyday – no, don’t tell me not to do it). I also felt that this shampoo gives my hair a bit more volume after the wash.
The Ultimate Thickening Shampoo costs Rp. 260,000 in Jakarta, CA$25.50 in Canada. So, not much difference in price for this product. I was happy to know that the price was similar.
Last but not least, one of the best purchase in my whole life is this Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak! Quite a mouthful, but SO WORTH IT! This is the best smelling product I’ve ever encountered. The smell is DIVINE. I will buy this just because it smells soooo goood!
Listen to me guys, like seriously!!! I deep conditioned my hair, dry it off, styled it, left my room. Came back 4 hours later and my room smells like my hair! My hair smells so awesome for the whole day, until the next morning. I mean, come on! You have to try this hair mask if you have colored your hair. Even if you don’t color your hair, I still think this hair mask will work too. Seriously, it smells like a fruit heaven. I can’t really put my finger in it, but it smells like a mixture of apricot, passion fruit and mango. Absolutely DIVINE!
This hair mask doesn’t weigh your hair down, it makes the hair feels so smooth and silky afterwards. My hair color looks shinier too, and did I mention it smells great?! Awesome product!
This hair mask costs Rp. 420,000 in Jakarta, and CA$35 in Canada.
Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase, and willing to fork out the money to buy these high quality natural products. My hair feels great and smells peachy! Love it!
Hi guys! Thank you all for participating on my first ever Indonesian Giveaway! Although I only gave you guys a week to participate, I’m very happy to see quite a number of participants! Hopefully I can do more giveaway in the near future, perhaps one that involves Twitter and a makeup look? What do you guys think? Comment below!
Anyways, I’ve used a special plugin to RANDOMLY chose a winner for the Giveaway, and for this time, the Sleek Makeup iDivine Candy Palette Giveaway Winner is: NURINA! Nur, if you read this, please email me your mailing address within 24-hr. If not, I’ll have to pick a new winner. Funny enough, Nurina commented on my post that today is her birthday! I hope this will make your day, darling! Congrats! Again, let me reiterate that the winner was chosen at RANDOM.
Thank you again for everyone who has take their time to participate!
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