Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Innisfree Jeju Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Review

Hello beauty friends!

Now I am gonna share about my experience from using a korean clay mask which is so phenomenal in 2017. What is it? As you can see from the title, it's

INNISFREE JEJU SUPER VOLCANIC PORE CLAY MASK


If you are kdrama lovers like me, you must have heard about Jeju Island. Yup, the beautiful island with a beautiful sea. If you don't know, Jeju Island is located in South Korea. So this mask is created by some ingredients which contain jeju's volcanic explotion. It contains 6,020 mg of Jeju volcanic clay. Whoaaa.. sounds scary right? But I am so interested to try!

Claims
They say it is the best mask that they produce.
It claims that this mask will give you a "Shrinks pores + Controls sebum + Exfoliates + Deeply cleanses + Brightens tone + Cools"
So let's see, does it really work as it says?

My Experience
Yup, so I have been using this product for about more than a month and this clay mask is really doing a great job!
I have an oily skin and this mask reduce the oil permanently when I use it regularly like 2 - 3 times a week. 
I am gonna compare the claim of the product and the experience that I have been through.

"Shrink pores" After using it for a month, I haven't noticed that my pores are shrank. But it's not big either.

"Controls sebum" I agree with this one. The oil production level on my face is really decreasing. It usually takes about 1-2 hours after doing make up til my face gets oily. But lately my make up stays longer (I don't use a primer on daily basis).

"Exfoliates" I feel like it does exfoliate my face. Why? Because I feel like the dark spot and acne scar on my face are slowly fading away. I am so happy with that of course :)

"Deeply cleanses" This mask says that it can clean your deep pores. And I think it does a great job. I feel like my face is really clean after using this mask. And then lately, I notice that there is no whiteheads and blackheads on my face as much as before because this mask really cleans my face til the deepest pores.

"Brightens tone" Since I am using a different products, I don't know which one affect my skin tone. It doesn't tone up but it does look brighter than before.

"Cools" Yes! It really has a cool sensation when I applied it on my skin. So refreshing, I like it.
  
How to use
 After washing your face, prepare your face by using a toner. Then, apply the mask over your entire face, avoiding your eye and lip areas. Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water after 10 minutes. Don't use it longer than 10 minutes because it will make your skin dry. If you have a dry skin, better wash it after 5 minutes.


Texture
The texture of this mask is simply like a clay. It's not creamy, oily, or even watery. It's a bit hard. You better take the product with a special spoon for a mask. Avoid taking the product by your bare hands when your nails are long.



Ingredients
WATER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, VOLCANIC ASH, GLYCERIN, SILICA, TREHALOSE, KAOLIN, BENTONITE, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ZINC OXIDE (CI 77947), GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, PVP, PEG-100 STEARATE, POLYSORBATE 60, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, XANTHAN GUM, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, SORBITAN STEARATE, POLYACRYLATE-13, MANNITOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, LACTIC ACID, POLYISOBUTENE, MENTHOXYPROPANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, POLYSORBATE 20, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL 

Price
I think the price is still affordable for a best mask of innisfree. I bought it about IDR 190.000  (it's a package with the facial wash and toner).

Packaging
The packaging is solid and cute at the same time. It's like a little barrel made of something hard like a steel lol. I don't know what it is made of but it is so solid and hard and safe.

Repurchase? 
I am not sure about repurchasing because I wanna try the color clay mask too! It's the same tho, but I just wanna try the clay which have a cute pastel color that I like. But I am sure I will definitely continue using clay mask from this brand.
 
Rating 
4,7/5

Monday, September 18, 2017

Civil Servant?

As you can see from the title, I am going to discuss about the civil servant test.

Here, in  my country, there are a lot of people who want to be a civil servant. Why?
I don't know either they really want to give a service to citizen or it is a safe place for a worker.

Why is it a safe place? Being a civil servant is a way different from being a regular office worker in a private company (from what I've seen all my life). Your competence is important, but not that important. Your honesty is important, but not that important. Your idea is important, but again, not that important. Because the system is just like that. Static. Closed system model. If you can work just like how the system works, then you will pass. If you can't? No problem, you will still pass and get your income every month.

You work hard but not that hard. Yes, your competence will be valued because the government will give you tip as "tunjangan kinerja", but are you really doing your job effectively? The human resource management in government level is still not that good. They say the merit system is applied, but now there are still people who lack of competence get the reward which they don't deserve. Then, is it fair for those who really work hard? They get the same treatment but the efforts are different. How sad :(

Lately, the social media I am in is kinda a mess because of the requirements which are given by each ministries for becoming a civil servant. I thought they will give a chance fairly. I thought they will see our competence. But you know what do they see in the first place? It's your GPA.

I know, I know. Seeing someone's GPA will make it easier for the government to cut the line. And it is a standard that they make from a long long ago. But is it fair? They need people who are cum laude. Yes, they also need the regular one (not cum laude but still GPA is more than 3). But it's 5:1 for some positions. Like really?

(Imagine if the six of them are gathered. Pointing one person saying "Oh you are not the cum laude one right? Because five of us here are cum laude) (Sorry, this is just my imagination lol)

If it's like this, then your education won't be seen as an education anymore. You work your ass off in your college, thinking about a b c and d. It won't be seen. Because what they see is your GPA. So don't feel strange if you see your friend cheat in exam to get an A point. Don't feel strange if your friend doesn't do their task by themselves (maybe from google or seniors) but get an A point. Don't feel strange if going to college is not for getting an education and increasing knowledge anymore, but an A point. The system is just like that.

It makes you think that to be a civil servant, what you have to do is having a good good GPA. So, for you who are still in college, get A point in every subject as much as you can, however it takes. Because they won't see your knowledge in the first place.

Why don't they make the test like SBMPTN when all people can try? Then you can see the result of those who are not cum laude as your consideration. But here you don't even see the test result, you just cut those who are not match with the requirement... I mean, it's up to you, dear government, to put a GPA requirement. But don't just place the cum laude for 5 and regular for 1. Competencies can't be seen by GPA. You know that and it is proved by our minister, Susi Pudjiastuti. Why don't you learn and give a fair chance?

I know. I don't have to be one if I am feeling pressured. It's not that my GPA is low so I am making this (and it's not high either lol). There are still a lot of job vacancies. But in my deepest heart and thought, as a public administration student, I want to be a civil servant. Why? Because that's what I learned in college. Giving services, making policies, management, etc. I just want my knowledge can be used in work life :(
But yeah, you won't know until it happens to you.

Life is just like that. Should we keep it or change it? It's up to you. No, it's up to the government....


(This is my personal opinion. Don't cyduq me)

Love,


Shabrina Tri Andini

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halo (Bahasa)

Kita semua pasti udah biasa banget ya denger kata halo. Biasanya orang pake kata ini buat memulai percakapan, khususnya di telepon.

Kata halo sendiri menurut gue adalah kata yang manis, ditambah kalo ngucapinnya pake senyum. Yaaa.. gak usah halo juga deh, mungkin kata assalamu'alaikum dan hai juga manis menurut gue. Lalu kenapa gue bahas tentang halo sekarang?

Buat kalian (atau bahkan gue juga) yang suka nyapa orang duluan pasti gak ada pikiran gengsi atau gimana karena balik lagi,  menurut gue sebuah kata sapa itu manis, kadang bisa bikin senyum sendiri, mengenang masa lalu, atau bahkan langsung kepikiran prospek ke depan hidup bersama si pembawa sapa. (Loh?)

Lalu apa yang terjadi dengan halo sekarang? Halo disaat semua sudah beranjak dewasa?

  • Bukan suatu hal yang aneh kalo setelah lulus SMA, temen-temen lu punya kehidupan sendiri.
  • Bukan suatu hal aneh juga, temen lu bisa seneng-seneng tanpa lu.
  • Bukan suatu hal aneh kalo saat tiba-tiba temen lu yang tadinya selalu curhat sama lu, terus dia curhatnya jadi ke orang lain.
  • Bukan suatu hal aneh, kalo temen lu sukses, lu gak ada di saat-saat menyenangkan hidupnya karena lu gak dikasih tau. Paitnya, lu tau dia sukses cuma lewat sosial media.

Kita, sebagai manusia pasti bertransformasi dan menjalani masa puber. Yang tadinya gendut, gedenya kurus. Yang tadinya butek, gedenya bening. Dan sebaliknya.

Saat umur memasuki 20-an, bakal berasa yang namanya mau nyapa tapi takut. Takut orang yang disapa ini gak kenal siapa kita (lupa). Takut mereka malah ngerasa risih.

Karena pasti ada dari kalian semua yang nyapa temen lama tapi malah jadi kikuk... Ya gak sih...

Walau banyak orang yang bilang "sapa aja kalo ketemu", tapi menurut gue kalimat itu gak mudah buat dilakuin.

Takut untuk dilupakan walau hubungannya hanya sebatas "cuma tau", "pernah kenal", "temen", dan "sahabat" adalah hal wajar bukan?