Archive for August, 2011


Product details from EsteeLauder.com:

The first fast-acting Serum from Estée Lauder Research proven to dramatically reduce the look of uneven skintone:
  • redness
  • acne marks
  • dark spots
  • sun spots
  • discolorations
Instantly: redness is reduced, skin looks fresh and radiant.

In just 2 weeks: 62% of women showed a significant improvement in skintone in a clinical test.

Over time: skin looks noticeably clearer and brighter, vibrant and more even-toned.

This intensive, yet gentle oil-free serum features powerful technologies to address the look of every key sign of uneven skintone:

  • Triple-Optic Technology provides skin with a brighter, more luminous look from the very first application.
  • CorrectTone Technology visibly reduces uneven skintone in 2 weeks, while anti-oxidants help prevent its re-appearance.
Imagine skin so incredibly clear, even-toned and radiant, you have nothing to hide.

Proven gentle and effective for all ethnicities.

HOW TO USE

  • Apply on clean skin. Follow with your SPF moisturizer.
  • For maximum even skintone results, use AM and PM for the first 12 weeks, then continue with your regular Estée Lauder regimen, using Even Skintone Illuminator every AM.
  • If you use Advanced Night Repair at night, continue to apply it first, then follow with Even Skintone Illuminator.
FORMULA FACTS
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Non-acnegenic

My review: The cream-colored creamy lotion is so wonderful in texture, it’s a bit gooey and the scents is just lovely and I must say, love it! It’s a mixed between floral (like lavender perhaps) and citrus too. It’s refreshing, a bit deep and just loving it. I feels the redness are disappearing after using the product (which is instantly). I just cried real hard before using the products and lack of sleep so you can imagine the redness are everywhere and swollen eye bags too. But the skintone illuminator was able to ‘cool’ everything down.


My skintone looks more even, smoother, and it’s a wonderful soothing feeling too with a more radiant skin.

Take note that I only use this product for 3 days, so these are the result I have from that limited time, I’ve heard many bad reviews for using the product for 2 weeks or so, but I haven’t got anything to say about these issues. Will update when I have the chance ^___^

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Some time agoHi-Beaut sent me some of Avalon’s Japanese Fish Collagen to try on. Here are some details from hibeau.com:

In modern times, beauty is no longer the exclusive domain of women. Healthy and radiant skin is coveted by both sexes of this new age generation. AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen uses the most premium ingredients, such as Japanese Fish Collagen of molecular weight of less than 3,000 Daltons and believed to be the best for absorption by the human body. In addition, it is the only collagen product in the market to be fortified with Probiotic complex – a combination of strains of beneficial bacteria. These work together to balance intestinal microflora and facilitate the rebuilding of a healthy intestinal system which is able to boost collagen peptides and L-Vitamin C absorption, doubling the effectiveness of anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties, leaving us with radiant skin to reveal beauty from inside out.

Available in 3 refreshing flavours, AVALON™ makes consumption of collagen a pleasurable daily affair. Besides, every serving is individually packed for great convenience, catering to busy individuals who want to keep healthy glowing skin while they are on the go. With no added sugar, AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen is one great choice for diabetics as well as weight watchers.

It is never too early to start on collagen as the natural production of collagen in our body declines after 20 years of age. Thus get your daily dose of AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen today to start enjoying the awesome benefits of it!

Details from the pamphlet. Please do open hibeau.com and read more about them.

I know, it’s really long and seems difficult to find the reason why we didn’t need the stuff.

But they seems to understand why is it difficult for consumer to consume fish collagen, yes, the fishy smell. So they have 3 different flavor, mango, lemon, and blueberry.

Here there are, the blueberry is the purple one on top left, lemon on top right and mango on below part of the bowl. Here I go, I’m trying them and here is my top favorite in order:

1. Blueberry for it’s fruity refreshing scent that far from fishy taste

2. Mango for being very mango-ey and suits the texture really well, like eating a real dried mango
3. Lemon is the last since it’s kinda very mildly flavored

My husband: Likes the lemon and mango only
My sis: Mango is her first choice

But take note all of them have NO fishy smell at all. Regarding their effect? Not yet, we have to consume them regularly for at least 2-4 weeks to see the result.


Details from Talika.com:
This award winning dry patch acts in 30 minutes, delivering moisturizing and anti-ageing ingredients directly to the skin by osmosis. Developed from a post surgery technology.
Reusable, even washable, it produces gradual and controlled diffusion of the active ingredients, stimulating the skin surrounding the eye area to a younger and smoother appearance.

The ultimate eye contour repair :
Spectacular reduction of under eye wrinkles in just 30 minutes!

Eye Therapy is the first cosmetic application of a post surgery, technological discovery, offering exceptional features, benefits and efficiency :
– controlled and progressive release of active ingredients
– spectacular results



This reusable patch, spectacularly reduces all trace of fatigue appearing under the eyes. It is a pleasant, effective, natural and comfortable solution for combating wrinkles, circles and under-eye puffiness.


The results are visible and have been
clinically proven by Dermatologists at the “Hôpitaux de Paris de la Salpétrière”.

After just one use:
– wrinkles are lessened
– dark circles and eye puffiness are reduced
– scars are diminished

How to use it ?
Open the sachet, apply each patch to the under-eye area and leave on for 30 minutes. Remove patch and store in jewel case for re-use. Talika recommends using the patch in the evening, 2 to 3 times a week.

My review:
These are the conditions as ‘before’, slightly darker and fines lines
During usage and stay that way for 30 minutes. The refreshing herbs scents is mild and I think it would be better if before application I put the masks in the fridge for a cooling sensation. The mask itself is pretty comfortable and stick nicely without any fuss.

Result? A fresher, brighter and smoother looking eye bags and eyes area. I zoom it a bit so you can see it better. So far this is the most convenient eye mask I’ve ever used and it’s far more effective than eye cream or whatsoever.

Love ’em!

Finally I get my hands on one of the best seller in Kiehl’s where they even sell these products in giant bottles . . . will take a pic on my next visit to their store. Oh and have you visited their stores, for me honestly at the first time it’s kinda intimidating, I don’t know, it’s just the layouts and settings can be a bit more friendlier but as I step in I found out that the KCRs are actually quite friendly and accommodate my needs. They never push a sell on me and honest in telling their stuff . . . hmm unique . . . in a good way ^___^
Now, back to the Blue Herbal range, here are some details from Kiehls.com:

Formulated in 1964, the iconic formula was created for oily, blemish prone skin.

• Formulated in 1964, this unique formulation has been created for use after shaving or on oily-prone areas.
• While the multipurpose facial astringent was created for use on oily-prone areas, patrons with oilier skin employ it as an all-over toner.
• Male customers rely on it as a post-shave facial treatment.
• Just ask for the “Blue Stuff”!
• Use with Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser for best results.
Cool Kiehl’s Fact: When our chemists developed Kiehl’s iconic multi-purpose toner in 1964, its popularity took off almost from the start. Over forty years later, we attribute its appeal not only to its superior quality, but also its versatility. Kiehl’s male patrons tell us they use it as a post-shave treatment to soothe skin and prevent razor discomfort. Legend has it that Andy Warhol was a fan!

and the moisturizer:


Inspired by Kiehl’s iconic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion® for oily, blemish prone skin.

• Inspired by Kiehl’s venerable and most enduring preparation, Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion.
• Oil-free moisturizer is quickly absorbed and penetrates pores to eliminate most acne blemishes and allow skin to heal.
• An additional balancing effect allows the formula to mattify skin, reducing the appearance of pores and leaving skin with a matte, hydrated appearance and texture.
• Non-comedogenic formulation helps prevent new acne blemishes from forming.

So, it’s strictly for oily skin. Since my skin is not oily, I let my husband try it on his face, while I’m trying it on my hands for at least I know how it feels on my skin ^___^

This blue (I love skincare, food, beauty products that blue) liquid is a BIG hit in Kiehl’s. I hear so many reviews regarding this particular product and how they rave it. And I’m going to find out why. The cool refreshing Astringent is a bit sting on my hubby’s skin, take note he have many scars from previous raging acne from puberty till’ now, occasional acne, constant oily skin and prone to blemishes. After the sting is gone, within seconds actually, he feel the refreshing sensation and I can see how his skin turns brighter and clearer in one go. After that we continue with the moisturizer.

The color is not as blue as the lotion and it is the most interesting moisturizer I have ever witness. The gel is so fun (yes, FUN) and when I applied it to my husband’s facial skin, it just melt like a butter. So smooth and goes easily along the way and as it spread all the areas touch by this gel immediately turn matte. It was like awesome! But please read the instruction:

 Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying medication – Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily – Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor – If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once every day or every other day

Hubby feels sting for 1 minute then he is comfortable and his face is completely shine-free. The pores look finer and he look whiter too, the skin is like mildly exfoliating. I was really amazed by the mattefying effect. I haven’t found, use, or even know any other moisturizer that was able to do this.

My verdict:

  • This product can only be use for oily skin and oily skin only. So the verdict is only for them.
  • You’ll love the refreshing blue color, scent and effect on your skin. If your skin is prone to acne, you’ll love how it help drying your acne in a jiffy and gives a comfort of a clean and matte skin.
  • The texture of a cool gel is just so adorable and even thou’ I can’t use it, just by looking at it makes me happy haha! ^0^ Oh, I think I can use it, only on my zits. Not on my overall skin thou’. 

So there! I even make excuses for myself so I can use it ^__^, oily skin owners, you have find your solution. Enjoy!

Details from Kiehls.com:

The anti-wrinkle moisture solution from the deep.

•Lightweight anti-wrinkle defense moisturizer helps protect skin from external damage and diminish the effects of aging.
•Abyssine, a survival molecule which thrives under the extreme conditions in hydrothermal ocean vents, helps soothe and protect skin.
•Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
•Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
•Dermatologist tested for gentleness and suitable for sensitive skin.
Cool Kiehl’s Fact: The Abyssine 657 “survival molecule” is a polysaccharide found in the depths of the ocean. The ingredient is derived from microorganisms discovered near the Galapagos hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 3,000 meters where the algae is able to adapt itself to the harshest conditions.

My review:

The white lotion is slightly thick and gives my skin a whitish effect, probably due to the SPF in it. The scent is unlike the cream —> click!  which is a fruity and well, i just love it better ^__^. But if you’re looking for a day cream that have some SPF in it, you can use this one. But for me the formula is a bit oily or maybe due to the sun protection mixed in it, nonetheless it’s another quality product from Kiehl’.

My verdict:
you’ll appreciate the hydration and anti aging effect in one go + sun protection to seal the deal.

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Why?

They have this gorgeous product and you can win 4,5 million Rupiah worth of Lancome products for 3 people!!

You’ll get perfume, cosmetics and skincare too! All of them is pure Lancome goodies . . . drooled, yet?!

All you have to do is take a picture with Teint Miracle or a sample box that you can get it FREE at Lancome counter all over town. And write short testimonial of the products and it can be anything you want to share . . . here’s mine:

“Before using Teint Miracle, I used foundation that feels so thick on my skin. Used several BB cream also but easily faded and make my makeup stay less longer. Finally Teint Miracle is born in my life, a new beautiful era that so lovely that I can enjoy. Foundation and bb cream, it’s all in one with extra ability to moist the skin and enhance my aura. The choice of colors also so wide, I finally can find a color that really match my tone perfectly with an amazing coverage too. One extra point, so light on my skin. No wonder Kate Middleton also use Teint Miracle on her wedding day.”

Easy, right? No voting, no cheating will be allowed, anyone have a fair chance of winning, no need professional photography, just you holding the product and some simple words (under 100 words) and you’re on your way in the competition.

Let’s join girls!

I’ve tried Cryste Marine Firming Cream just now and eager to share my thoughts to you ^___^

From sea algae to my skin this cream is definitely packed with rich minerals that will be good for my skin, I’m intrigue to see the texture, scent and how it feel on my skin.




And I unwrapped the packaging the cream was a normal thick white cream that have no scent at all. I thought it would be something blue and clear gel like an ocean in a jar. But it’s not. Well, we all know Kiehl’s is all about function. So, I’ve tried this cream and as it glide through my skin it melts like ice on a hot pan. On my hand the cream absorb like almost instantly and my hands not slippery at all. While on my face it need more time and more time on my neck (yes, I always put some on my neck too).

My prediction: You’ll love the instant hydrating effect, velvety soft skin and it helps diminishing fine lines since from the first use it help relaxed my wrinkled area.


And, here is the details from Kiehls.com:

Lift, rejuvenate, and firm skin with unique marine extracts.

•Rejuvenating cream made with a naturally-derived botanical, Criste Marine, to leave skin feeling firmer and smoother, with a luminous and youthful appearance.
•The unusual Criste Marine flower is known to boost cell renewal for a supple skin effect.
•This hydrating formula improves skin elasticity and resilience while helping skin reveal its natural radiance.
•Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly softened. 
Cool Kiehl’s Fact: The Criste Marine flower grows on rock formations aside the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its unique ability to boost cell renewal for a supple skin effect

A simple affordable cleansing foam that pretty much every one can enjoy.

With flower extract and vitamins, this cleansing foam claimed that it will not clog the pores and dermatologist tested.

Put a small amount on your clean palm.

Make a bowl with your palm, put some water little by little and work the foam up until completely lathered up. Remember you need the foam to clean your facial skin, not the under developed cleanser.

You’ll know the lather is ready when you put your hand upside down and it will not drip nor fall. The texture of the foam have to be really smooth and spongy. Than apply the foam to a wet face and work through the pores and massage well. But I need double cleansing every time I use this cleansing foam. Like the floral unique scent and it’s still gentle enough to be used daily. Do not forger toner, serum and moisturizer afterwards. ^__^

Yesterday in Four Seasons Hotel, Kuningan, Fonterra Brands Indonesia are inviting medias for open fasting together and in the same time giving some press release on some important health issues related to milk.

Each guess present can take a picture on the set provided, and every picture taken will be donated

Rp.100.000 from Fonterra to children’s education. And you can keep a copy of your pic home.
Fonterra Brands products milk ranged from Anlene, Anmum, and Boneeto. But there are still some other products derived from milk that Fonterra carries, like Anchor and Chesdale.

Yes, the main issue is about excessive sugar added in milk, especially children’s milk.

The moderator is Ms.Lula Kamal, she put so much passion in the issue and I do feel the urgency and how important it is to bring the information to the society.
First we welcomed Mr.Maspiyono Handoyo as a President Director of Fonterra Brands Indonesia, where he share the vision of Fonterra Brands Indonesia where Fonterra Brands Indonesia is a company that provide milk nutrition from a natural source for society, wherever, every day. They want want the society to understand the importance of the natural nutrition in milk in every stage in our life.
Fonterra has done clinical trials and their newest invasion is Anmum Essential and Anlene Total.

Then it’s Dr.dr.Saptawati Bardosono MSc. A nutritionist from Nutrition Department from Universitas Indonesia. She shares the key elements in milk that are so important in every stage of our life, from Calcium to Protein that inside to milk to vitamins. There are also a thing called lactose which is a sugar from milk, a natural sugar. So the natural milk need no more sugar, yet many milk companies added so much sugar in their milk.

Another important issue is to drink milk according to the stage/age you are in. It can be lethal to drink milk that’s not your level. Like new born babies drinking kids milk from cow. It is dangerous to be nonchalant. Read the labels, ingredients, nutrition fact, and serving suggestion.

Next in line is Denny Sumargo a basket ball national athlete. That shares his daily routine taking milk.
It’s Q&A time and many are eager to ask numerous questions and here are some of the answers:
Fonterra’s milk is 100% imported from New Zealand’s cow.
During pregnancy it is important to drink milk specially made for pregnant ladies where it contained higher nutrition needed for the mom and fetus.
Check out http://www.cekgula.com for sugar intake.
And the talk show is done.
But, wait a minute . . . it seems like every one is really hungry right now, they have some announcements
They announce the winners of writing competition that have been going from 14th April – 30th June 2011 about Anlene Total that not just lowered osteoporosis but osteoarthritis too. Congratulation ladies!
Me and Ms. Lula Kamal, she is so beautiful and friendly.
Me and Denny Sumargo, he is so busy last night, interview after interview after interview.
Well, that’s a wrap all, please do not forget to stay healthy and READ those labels. Mom, dad, you play a very important role in keeping your children healthy, keep sugar minimum like 10% of total calories intake per day (WHO), a lot of milk out there or any other drinks with tons of sugar inside and it is bad for you. Many have learn that salt are bad since it can increase blood level, but sugar also no good if taken too much. And do you know how much is too much?
For maximum around 60 gr, 40-60 gr per day is the safest range. And all of that cover your meal, dessert, tea, coffee, soda, milk, and anything that you eat/drink the whole day. Watch out 1 spoonful is more than 14 gr.
You do the math!

NB: Thank you Ms.Nuniek (Fimela.com) for the invitation.

My hubby went back from Bali and bought me these lovely goodies ^__^ 3 bath salts and 2 body scrubs in different brands and scents. The bath salts can be used as a relieve for body aches with a hot bath and the aromatherapy is just lovely and calms me down.

This is Frangiphani Chamomile Body Scrub, unfortunately I couldn’t find any details on the web, so it’s all about the products here.

The scrub is small and the fragrant is just wowza! Sexy!

The Green Tea Essential Scrub with VCO, Virgin Coconut Oil, from Bali Alus, now this one have a web on their own : http://www.balialus.com/

Let’s compare them both, the green tea scrub have a bigger scrub than frangiphani’s. Both scents are gorgeous and Bali Alus’s is more moisturizing. Both are sold below Rp.20.000. Lovely!