Archive for June, 2011


Salon Essential by Philips


Perfect for daily use where the low watt can save you from high electric bills

Dry your hair with special  care

Easily tucked for traveling

Nozzle and hanging loop

3 settings including cool air


My review: It was a breeze to use it. I have a bigger watt intake but I use this one for daily use, my hair less dry and less brittle.  It does took longer time but the warm (not hot) air is definitely a comfort for me.

The choice of cool air is perfect during hot and humid days, who says drying hair have to be a ‘hot thing’!

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Recently in the market these overnight treatment for hairs are booming. Just like the skin need night cream, so does the hair, especially broken hairs.

On the packaging Dove claim to know the hair problems and night is the right time to tackle the problem by using an overnight treatment.

The problem is, they say to use on damp hair, the problem is, my hair never damp at night time. So I just spray my hair using facial spritz, or just spray with a bit of plain water using a mist sprayer

Let see whether it will be able to penetrate that deep, or even deep enough with no stickiness outside, I just hate limp hair and sleeping with an oily and limp hair is a nightmare for me.

So I use accordingly 2-4 pumps, the white cream feels, look and smell exactly like Dove Conditioner. It does penetrate easily on the hair, I kept them away from my scalp but overnight I can’t stand the overwhelming scents, Dove, if you read this, please do reduce the scent on Overnight Treatment, except if you change it into lavender to induce sleeping mode ^_^

I also use it as my pre-wash treatment like an hour or two before shampooing, it made my hair soft to the touch too and this is good if you can’t do it overnight.

from The Body Shop Singapore:

A light, sink-in sensual cream with a smooth-as-satin texture that glides over your skin, leaving it feeling velvety-soft to touch and subtly scented with the soft and velvety signature White Musk® scent.

How to use:
As simple as any lotion and to your hands

The lovely white lotion is like a milky gel, funnily when it is on my skin it’s like a melting butter on a hot pan. It is gliding here and there, love it to the max ^_^.

The lovely scent of white musk is really hard to resist and no wonder it’s a registered trademark of The Body Shop now. My hands feels smooth and soft, watch out thou’ when you pick up a cold glass, it will be slippery. Perfect for making nails looks glisten too.

I put it in my bag to carry it everywhere, and perfect for making good first impression when shaking hands, you’ll leave their hand smelling lovely too.


Here’s what I found in TheBodyShop.com.sg:

A gentle exfoliating scrub that removes dead skin cells whilst invigorating. Leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and better prepared to absorb moisture, plus it’s subtly scented with our tantalising Wild Cherry fragrance.

The minute I open the packaging it was va va voom with a delicious wild cherry scents, the beads for scrubbing looks big but feels gentle on the skin. Really can’t get enough of the wild cherries juiciness, from the vivid red color to the amazing aroma, it felt wonderful. Do pampers yourself once in a while to rejuvenate your body and mind.  For me I can use it as often or less as I like.

Another tips from The Body Shop

To enhance the Wild Cherry fragrance and the pampering experience, first, cleanse skin in the bath or shower using Wild Cherry Shower Gel or Wild Cherry Soap. Then rid skin of dead skin cells using our Wild Cherry Body Scrub. When dry, apply Wild Cherry Puree Body Lotion or Wild Cherry Body Butter to help seal in the moisture.

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Hi again ^_^ , sorry for the small photo, just click on it to see it better.

I went there again earlier today and after experiencing an excellent experience at One Piece Hair Studio I have the urge to share it with my family. Yes in about 6 months in the future me and my sis will make an appointment with Kevin to do a 3D hair cut, but my bro need an immediate help for his scalp problem. 
 
So today I signed him up for a scalp treatment, unfortunately Dennis and Kevin are busy (next time do make an appointment). So he was with someone else, due to personal issue (as in permission) there’s will be no pic’s of my bro here ^o^ sorry.
 
This is what he says to me regarding the experience:
1. He wish he is handled by the cute female staff instead of male
2. The massage by the staff on his body is way to strong (but I found the staff blameless since my bro didn’t say a thing against it on the spot)
3. The shampoo is really cold
4. He really like the result, his scalp feels so clean (his problem is dandruff), light and fresh to the max
5. Now, like 8 hours after the treatment his scalp still feels so fresh and light, yes, he thank me a lot for giving him this treatment (something he rarely do) so he really must love the scalp treatment by One Piece Hair Studio.

Proven: One Piece Hair Studio is loved by male and female ^_^

Some more info that I get from the friendly front staff (next time I’ll ask her name), I’m really keen of the treatment and she recommend Japanese or Crystal Treatment since Treatment (Rp. 200.000) only for virgin hair (never been dye or any chemical process).



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Today I tried a bunch of samples from Kiehl’s, unlike other sachets samples that can only be used in one go, each sachet up to 7 use. Things that I try is:

Ultra Facial Cleanser
Inspired by the ultimate, award-winning moisturizer, Ultra Facial Cream.

•Mild formula to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup without over-drying or stripping skin of its natural oils.
•Dissolves excess oil, dirt, and debris.
•PH-balanced to maintain skin’s natural balance.
•Tested for safety and gentleness.
Kiehl’s Insider Tip: For optimally hydrated skin, use with the other formulas in the Ultra Facial regimen.

Ultra Facial Toner
Inspired by the ultimate, award-winning moisturizer, Ultra Facial Cream.

•Mild yet effective toner for all skin types that will not over-dry or strip skin of its natural oils.
•Helps refine surface texture while providing the ideal preparation for Ultra Facial Cream or Moisturizer.
•Non-alcohol formula gently removes surface debris and remaining residue while hydrating and comforting skin.
•PH-balanced for optimal comfort.
Kiehl’s Insider Tip: For optimally hydrated skin, use with the other formulas in the Ultra Facial regimen.
 


Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate with 10,5% Pure Vitamin C  or Serum (the limit is 20%, more than this skin will experience discomfort
The line eraser with 10.5% Vitamin C. As potent as Retinol without the sensitivity.

•Formulated with a 10.5% Pure Vitamin C, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is clinically-demonstrated to improve overall skin texture, tone and radiance while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
•Superior results over Retinol at 8 weeks on skin texture, tone and lines and wrinkles.
•Gives your skin a triple boost by stimulating collagen production, providing anti-oxidant protection and exfoliating skin to reveal healthier-looking skin.
•Use both day and night under your ideal moisturizer.



Ultra Facial Cream
Step up to 24-Hour moisture.

•24-hour, light-textured daily hydrator leaves skin comfortable and visibly well-balanced, particularly in harsh weather conditions.
•Unique combination of ingredients helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air.
•With continuous moisture replenishment throughout the day, skin is smooth and healthy-looking.
Cool Kiehl’s Fact: Through Ultra Facial Cream, Kiehl’s was honored to lend support and protection from the elements to the heroic team of the “Greenland First Ascent” expedition. The six explorers completed the first-ever ascent of Greenland’s ice covered peaks on May 30th 2005.

 

Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ UVA
Sorry, regarding this product I can’t found the details on the website.

Details of the products are found in http://www.kiehls.com

Here’s my review:

The Cleanser have a milky almost clear color with gel texture. So easy to lather up and I use it on my wet face, it was lovely, it cleanse really well, no squeaky feeling and no filmy effect too. The face left cleaned and fresh. It does clean all the daily sweat and debris but I still recommend for waterproof mascara to use eye makeup remover that ophthalmologist tested.

The Toner is also like the color of a clear cloudish liquid that thick. Yes a thick watery liquid. Dab it on the cotton and swipe the face with it. The toner does not sting at all, it is soft and light, comfy!

The Serum is warm indeed. A thick white liquid that feels so heavy but surprisingly so easy to absorb. It was so warm when it touches the skin. After massaging the serum (like a minute or two) they are penetrated and leaves a powdery soft feeling to the skin. Superb! My skin feels the immediate effect, I can’t say it is tightening which it isn’t but I feel plumped and rejuvenated.

Moisturizer, the white cream is so easy and feels light. Unlike other ‘cream’ where it is thick and difficult to absorb, this cream is lovely. I’m massaging the skin on upward direction and with the count of seconds you can feel the skin ‘drinking’ the light-gel-ish-cream. I’m seriously running out of compliment. Oh yes, one thing thou’, I can’t smell any scents of any of the products used today. But I hardly filed a complain since they all work so well.

Sunblock. I used to avoid sunblock for their oiliness, how they make me shining like a sun (in terms of not in a good way), and my skin feels hard to breathe and heavy too. Ultra Light Daily UV Defense is indeed light, so easy during application, no whitish residue, and voila! I look fresh instead of oily.

After using them all, my skin look brighter, moist, have that luminous glow that just easily noticeable, in a way I do look younger and fresher. I feel alive!! Alive and happy!!

I guess this is what a good skincare look like  ^o^

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Yesterday I went to Sunsilk Hair Studio, they certainly have amazing view here. Everything is decorated to fit Grand Indonesia.

They have two sides of Studio here, one is the photo booth while the other is the hair saloon

You can take a pic here for free when u’re done

This is the other side. Saloon.

 

First you do a scalp and hair check up, neat!


From this I know my scalp is oily and the end of hairs is dry

Hair wash time using the type of shampoo my hair need, clean and fresh.

Here is the treatments and things you can have here including the price list. With my voucher from Sunsilk I can choose anything in here, I choose creambath since I think I need a treatment more than anything else.

Since Sunsilk didn’t carry any creambath cream, they use normal creambath that you can find in any saloon, the massaging is too hard for me (I did told him to slow down) and really lack of cream. My hair felt really dry but he insisted it was enough. Clearly not my kind of creambath. Do you see the blue tube, it was remain 3/4 full and he refused to add just even a dab. Then a warm-cold towel is placed followed by a painful hand massage. I told myself it’s just not my day -_-

Then after the rinse (which also not a relaxing and fun experience) tonic and serum is placed accordingly.

An amazing display of Sunsilk’s products


And I’m happy to be done with it.


I did take a pic and bring the result home plus a bottle of Sunsilk for free.


Btw, I bring my sis along, according to her the experience there is not that bad, she quite enjoy it like 7 out of 10, so perhaps the experience is personal. If you want to try the experience yourself, hurry! Since it is only open until the end of July.

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A cool Mojito is refreshing. One of Bakerzin’s must try drinks. Yes folks! I’m at Bakerzin on Saturday for a family meal. We’ve been to Bakerzin many times and they are famous with the dessert from cakes to macaroons who can resist them ( well I can -_- thanks to my lactose intolerant, yet, I still push myself to the limit)

So I keep myself to non dairy food items such as pizza (that are thinly crust, my kind) and Caesar Salad. In here they serve the salad with tartar sauce, a bit unoriginal yet still scrumptious! Love the fresh green veggies and the garlic bread. I guess I should be able to rely on Bakerzin in terms of fresh quality ingredients isn’t it?

At first the big bowl seems really big, but I need some more! Eat veggies is always good for you, your health and beauty.

Then I took a peak on my sis pasta! Yummie, I only took a bite or two again thanks to my lactose intolerant tummy, the broccoli is juicy and I wish for more.

And a lovely Aglio Olio, dry, delicious and it’s just right.




That’s it guys, let me get back to my meals ^o^ the ambiance is wonderful here, so come and indulge!

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It’s pampering time! For my feet this time. Regular price at Rp.129.000 this deeply cleansing Kaolin clay and refreshing Community Trade peppermint oil soothes and purifies tired feet. Use it on tired feet, massage and leave ’em for 10 minutes before rinsing.

 

I cleaned my feet using regular soap, hmm I think a scrub before also good

And dry ’em nicely

Apply the cream generously, or accordingly  ^o^ the freshness of peppermint is just lovely

Spread it well

And massage it well. Ooh tired feet no more. Leave on for 10 minutes, mine dries up before 10 minutes.

And rinse it well. My feet feels so cold during rinsing, it is perfect during hot and humid days, the feet feels refreshed, clean, cool and ready for some more action.

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Details from the official website:

Our unique preparation is an unscented, extremely gentle, yet efficient anti-perspirant and deodorant cream offering unique skin care benefits. Leaves skin feeling soft, soothed and conditioned with 24-hour protection against sweat and odor. Reduces underarm perspiration utilizing advanced micro-sized drying molecules for sheer absorption with no residue. Through our truly unique blend of ingredients, underarm hair will feel softer, resulting in a smoother shave experience.

My say: I bough the product like Rp.112.000 during 30% disc after the seminar, it’s the only thing I need at the moment, well not really I just want to keep trying their top 10 items ^o^ I am indeed very picky in terms of deodorant because it will lead to either embarrassment or lovely fresher time. 

About 8 out of 10 deodorant that I bought is a complete failure, I’ve tried many brands, formula, texture, ingredients (from the most chemical to am all organic natural ingredients, from cheapo to the most expensive one I have, baking powders to perfume, I’ve tried them all.

Yes, I have a unique armpits and I’m proud of it. I hate body odors, it put me in the walk of shame, but most of the people surrounds me doesn’t even know I have one. Some who happens to know are mistakes made by bad deodorants. Now I always made sure I’ve got them protected by effective ones. So when I’m about to make this review I made sure KCR’s that I met really assured me the efficacy of the product since I will be brutally honest.

I kept asking again, again and again will it be effective and they say, yes (they = more than 1 person). I went home feeling so doubtful but I give it a go. The next day is Sunday, it was my busiest day, from church in the morning to my in law’s place to Jakarta’s Fair (PRJ) where it is super hot and humid, jam packed by gazillions of humans to night shopping in a huge supermarket (all in a day without any change to go home for a quick shower or even a change of clothing) and I proudly say, this product works!

Yes, I use Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant in the morning, just a small amount in the size of a pea/corn and spread it well in my underarms (after shower and on dry skin), wait a bit until it was dry (using a small fan) and that’s it. My armpits stay odor-free for more than 12 hours. The armpits area also remain soft and smooth. This white cream is indeed effective.