Archive for December, 2011


Happy New Year 2012

Season’s Greetings to all my readers! Thank you so much for all your support all of these times, now, I just want to wish you all a wonderful new year ahead, stay gorgeous, healthy and lovely!

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My 7 Days Genifique Challenge. I’ve used Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate by Lancome Indo for 7 days, actually I’ve used it for more than 7 days, but here’s what I’ve got from the seven days journey. 
 
The first use: The skin becomes radiant in an instant, I can see there’s some kind of glow that beaming. It was something that you want to be seen when you’re on a date or something like that. 
 
The next day: My skin become more moist and supple, it looks softer too. 1-2 drops of Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate 2x daily really do wonders for my skin. 
 
3rd day: The rejuvenating process is more visible, the whole look become refreshed and some of those surround me already noticing the difference by asking what kind of skincare that I used, they say my skin looks good, they wanna know my secret. 
 
On the 4rd day: It’s the beginning of a luminous glow, like a pearl’s glow. I feel prettier by this time ^__^ 
 
5th day is the day I start noticing on the reducing of the fine lines and plump-er skin. And since Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate can be used with makeup, it helps ‘smoothen’ the particles in makeup too. 
 
6th day, I think I’m getting used to the fact that my skin is more hydrated in longer hours, it’s like Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate is complementing every other skincare that I used. Like they are the perfector. 
 
On the 7th day, is like the skin becomes more transparent. Overall look is upgraded in so many ways. My skin looks much healthier, happier, and yes, younger too, in a way that’s even better than like 5 years ago. Everyone keep saying my skin looks like in early 20’s (I AM in early 20’s, really, it’s just my ID saying that I’m at 30’s) After the 7 days of using the product, it doesn’t end there, the skin keep getting better and better. My advice: Try it and don’t stop for just 7 days because it’s a beginning of a wonderful journey for a new you.

Details from kiehls.com:

Our Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream is a non-oily, quickly absorbed hydrator that visibly reduces the appearance of oil and leaves skin looking and feeling more balanced. The oil-free gel cream works synergistically with skin’s natural lipids to visibly reduce excess oil on skin’s surface. It is non-greasy, and retains essential moisture in skin for a healthier, re-balanced skin barrier and a smoother, fresher appearance. With Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Antarcticine, and Cucumber Fruit Extract, this unique preparation helps skin retain moisture and protect it from arid conditions. The unique gel cream texture is instantly absorbed leaving a dry feel. Oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free.

My review:

The gooey texture really had me at hello! It was FUN with capital F indeed. You’ll love how easy it is on absorbance and your skin feels the ‘coolness’ of the gel cream. Unique is one word but I can say oily skin, you’ll love it even more. It’s like they really understood the problem lies all along, you need hydration yet hate the shine, UFOF (Ultra Facial Oil Free) moisturizer, yes, this gel cream, is really your answer. It provide nothing but the pure hydration that your skin need without the shine/oiliness what-so-ever. 

 
I put this product as a ‘Must try’! I have a combination skin and their both loving it, my friend with oily skin also loves this product and put it as highly recommended. What are you waiting for, get your butt to the nearest branch and try it! Samples are free as long as they are available, but you can still have a tester if the samples are out and play with the incredible texture.

Read the Pre Post for Visionnaire —> HERE

Details found on Lancome-USA.com:


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1.

Is Visionnaire an All-In-One product?

VISIONNAIRE is an all-in-one product twice over! It works against the appearance of wrinkles*, pores* and skin texture imperfections and can be applied to the face up to the eye contour area, morning and evening.

*Clinical study

2.

Can Visionnaire be used by women of all ages?

Whatever her age, if a woman wants to correct the appearance of skin texture imperfections such as visible pores, unevenness, acne marks, fine lines or wrinkles, then VISIONNAIRE is ideal. It has been tested on women from 38 to 60 years old. After 6 weeks, 84% saw an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin.*

*Based upon the self-assessment of the total of all consumers tested at 4 and 6 weeks

3.

How often can I use Visionnaire?

VISIONNAIRE can be used all year round, every day morning and evening. It is safe for all skin types, even sensitive skins.

4.

What are the long term effects?

During our consumer studies, VISIONNAIRE was applied twice a day, morning and night, for 6 consecutive weeks.

At 6 weeks*:

– Overall skin appearance is improved: 84%

– Wrinkles look reduced, smoothed out: 78%

– Pores look less visible: 83%

– Skin imperfections look minimized: 78%

– Skin texture is refined: 84%

*Based upon the self-assessment of the total of all consumers tested at 4 and 6 weeks

5.

What are the benefits Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%]?

VISIONNAIRE works against the appearance of wrinkles*, but also improves the appearance of enlarged pores* and skin texture imperfections, such as acne marks. In addition, VISIONNAIRE is safe for all skin types, even sensitive skins. It can be applied every day, morning and night under your Lancôme moisturizer.

*Clinical study

6.

Can I use Visionnaire during the summer? Do I have to use special UV protection?

The molecule in VISIONNAIRE, LR 2412, is light-stable and does not create photo-sensibility. So the answer is yes, VISIONNAIRE can be used all year round, even in the summer. However, in addition to Visionnaire, we always recommend to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays, particularly, of course, in the summer. For maximum protection, we recommend to apply Bienfait UV SPF 50+ every morning, over your Lancôme moisturizer.

7.

Is Visionnaire suitable for all skin types, even sensitive?

VISIONNAIRE has been tested on all skin types, even sensitive, and was well tolerated throughout all the tests we performed on a total of 800 women.

8.

Does Visionnaire work on all skin tones?

VISIONNAIRE has been tested on all skin tones* with excellent results. For detailed results by skin tone, click on the “Explore the Results” tab below.

*Multi-ethnic study -test conducted on the 6 Fitzpatrick phototypes

9.

What is LR 2412? How does it work?

LR 2412 is a molecule designed to propel through skin layers. On its path, it triggers a cascading series of micro-transformations* and acts biologically on the 12 key targets of aging*. LR 2412 is a small molecule. It is also amphiphilic, which means it is able to merge naturally with both aqueous and lipid structures in the skin. As soon as it is applied, LR 2412 therefore merges with surface lipids without impairing skin’s barrier function. It is such a visionary molecule that it is now protected by 20 International Patents!

*Based on in-vitro testing

10.

Is LR 2412 natural?

We synthesized LR 2412 using a process that respects the main principles of Green Chemistry. The process by which it is obtained was designed, developed and optimised for maximum environmental-friendliness.

11.

What is the inspiration behind LR 2412?

When plants are damaged, they produce a “signal molecule”. This activates the healing of the damaged tissues and also serves to make them more resistant. Within plants, it is this “signal molecule” that triggers the action of repair and defence mechanisms. The challenge of our Research was to mimic its ability in a compound that it’s in affinity with human skin. Our Research created and studied around 20 derivatives of this substance. Out of these studies, the molecule LR 2412 was born.

12.

Why did it take so long to develop?

These 12 years represent the sum of the time it took to create 20 compounds, all of which belong to the jasmonate family, and to carry out formulation trials to test their stability, safety and performance. The final result of this long development process is a single molecule that is now protected by 20 International patents.

13.

Is 20 Internacional patents a good thing?

These 20 International Patents, as well as the presentation of LR2412 at the World Congress of Dermatology in Seoul, South Korea, this spring, aid in validating our scientific discovery.

14.

How do I add Visionnaire into my beauty routine?

VISIONNAIRE corrects the appearance of wrinkles*-pores*-unevenness. Like all serums, it should be used morning and night under your favourite Lancôme moisturizer. It can be integrated into your routine in addition to your usual products. It has a non-oily formula which means that it will not make your skin sticky if you layer it with other products.

*Clinical study

15.

What types of cosmetic procedures did the women who used Visionnaire put off?

The women recruited to this study originally considered undergoing a cosmetic procedure such as hyaluronic acid injections, chemical peeling or laser sessions*.

*After 4 weeks of consumer use. Consumer evaluations of women 35 to 49 years tempted by hyaluronic acid, laser or chemical peeling. Results not equal to a medical procedure.

16.

If I don’t have any wrinkles, how will the formula work on my skin?

In that case, VISIONNAIRE will help perfect your skin’s texture and visibly correct other issues that tarnish the beauty of your skin, such as enlarged pores* or texture imperfections, such as acne marks.

*Clinical study

17.

What is the difference between Visionnaire and Génifique and when should I use them? Can I use them one after the other, and if yes, in what order? Or should I alternate morning and evening?

GÉNIFIQUE and VISIONNAIRE do not have the same function: Génifique is a base treatment to be used at any age; it is the first step in any beauty routine. It boosts the activity of genes* and stimulates the production of youth proteins** to give you younger-looking, noticeably more radiant skin in 7 days.

Visionnaire is a corrective treatment that smoothes out the appearance of wrinkles***, tightens pores*** and reduces the appearance of imperfections such as acne marks.

*In vitro tests on genes

**Clinical study on skin proteins associated with young skin – France

**Based upon the self-assessment of the total of all consumers tested at 4 and 6 weeks

18.

Can it replace Génifique in my routine?

No! One cannot replace the other as they perform different functions. Instead, these two treatments are complementary. You can layer these two products, Visionnaire after Génifique, or alternate between the two, Génifique in the morning and Visionnaire in the evening.

19.

Can I use it under Foundation or a Sunscreen?

Yes, of course! VISIONNAIRE can be coupled with all these products and included in all beauty routines.

20.

Can I use Visionnaire during the summer? Overnight? In the eye contour area?

VISIONNAIRE is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skins and can be used all year round, morning and night even in the summer time.


I know the details above is really long but I do feel the urge to share it with you all and it really answers all the questions that you probably have and the rest can be answered by my personal experience.

I’ve been using the product for almost 10 days, I think, sorry, I’ve been sick for more than 2 weeks, it’s hard to keep track, but do take note that whenever I’m sick my skin will suffer with me. Those fever, dehydration, lack of sleep and nutrients take their tolls on every single thing of my being. And yet, using Visionnaire, makes my skin look so damn gorgeous! I am talking about the smoothness, hydration, and the youth it brings. My face looked Photoshopped. 

The texture is like a light cream that smell lovely, reminds me of a white flowery fragrance, the cream just dissolve on the skin ( I use 2,5 pumps everytime to my facial and neck ), and the best one also lies in the fact that, IT WORK WELL WITH ANY MOISTURIZER. I’ve tried Visionnaire with Hydra Zen, Genifique, Kiehl’s, Biotherm, L’Occitane, and yes still some more. It is just wonderful. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer (lotion) can be quite oily sometimes, yet with Visionnaire it’s just click! Visionnaire somehow makes my moisturizer penetrate better, my skin look great with any moisturizer put on top of it.

I am astonished by Visionnaire, the only problem now is that once you’ve tried it, it would be really difficult not to get hooked, you’ll love that finer pores and complexion, and I just used the product for 10 days, will I keep using it? You can’t stop me even if you try heehee ^__^

Merry Christmas 2011

Dear All,

Due to my health issue lately (clue: it got something to do with my tonsil) I’ve been pretty inactive (boo hoo) but I would never let this one slip by (hooray). Yes, a season’s greeting to all of you.

It is a special moment indeed to reminds us of love, friendship and the warmth of being together in harmony, let’s embrace and hope for the peace to be with us for now and forever.


Have a wonderful Christmas from me to you ^___^

Details from loccitane.co.id:


An eyecream with anti-aging benefits: Reduce dark circles, puffiness and signs oftiredness around the eyes with this gentle cream. Formulated with Immortellefloral water, this cream will soothe, moisturize, nourish and tone the delicateskin around the eyes.
 Satisfaction tested over 4 weeks on 53 women:
the eyecontour is smoother for 73% of women
Toleranceproven under dermatological and ophthalmologist control.
Rp440.000
                       
Size  15 ml

My review:

This product is in the range of Imortelle and if you love the series you’ll definitely continues with the eye regime as well, the texture is light and more like a gel than a balm. I find them easy to absorb and unlike other eye care which can be heavy, oily and bothers me, Imortelle eye balm feels lighter, just don’t put ’em too close to the eye opening.

There is a mild scent that feels natural and they do put so much care in the product for the eyes, so I believe the it’s not scented with perfume. The one thing thing that the balm do first is giving the moisture and soothing cooling sensation to the area, I think I’ll like it more if the product in a better container like a roll on, I’ll find it much more hygienic and convenient that way. But I guess we just have to settle with what it is.

Will I keep using the product? Sure, it helps freshen’ up my eyes in a jiffy and suitable for night and day use as well.

Precious Cream by L’Occitane

Details from loccitane.co.id:
L’OCCITANE has improved the Precious Cream formulation by developing a new Immortelle Cell Extract for which a second patent was received. The new extract boosts the natural occurring mechanisms that aid your skin’s ability to correct deep wrinkles and maintain elasticity and smoothness. Applying this rich and luxurious cream results in visibility firmer and smoother skin with less lines. Ruscus and Holly extracts also help lighten dark areas and relieve puffiness.
Consumer test on 53 women over 4 weeks:
89% Skin is smoother
81% Skin is firmer

Price Rp.650.000 for 50 ml

My review:

The white cream feels like a soft smooth white butter that smells like heaven. A fresh tiny flower burst into small particles and filled your skin with awesome goodness. I love the smell as I like the refreshing floral moisture on my skin as well. The feeling is like being loved and cared for and I can see my self using this products over and over again. If you feel too heavy to use it on day time, especially for those with oily skin, you can use the product for night cream and it will gives you the just it need. Your skin will love it where it feels like they are drinking out of a spring.

Suitable for long use, traveling, in a dry places like inside air conditioned room continually, or when you’re unwell and need rejuvenation. Yes, during fever your skin also suffer from the heat, this cream might do you good and help cools down the skin and kept them supple all through the pain ^___^ , yes, they are that comforting.

Details from guerlain.com:

The complete age-defying power* of the Imperial OrchidMolecular Extract has been taken to “unparalleled heights” of performancein the new-generation serum – the Longevity Concentrate – a formula that boastsboth a record concentration and exceptional absorption by the skin: all thevisible signs of skin ageing diminish more quickly and intensely. Itsinnovative retexturising formula restores the appearance of the skin’s denseand even firmness, for a spectacularly smoother, resurfaced look. A texturethat feels rich and sheer and melts deliciously into the skin upon application,providing a supple and velvety finish. It can be used daily with the Cream toreinforce its benefits or as an occasional intensive treatment. * In vitro tests

My review:

The creamy texture of the serum is indulging. The sophisticated scent of Orchid and what it does to the skin is just luxurious. This is indeed not an ordinary serum, from the price itself, the product is known for their high quality, prestigious ingredients and high technology for better absorption and function that meets one qualification for being high class.

I can’t do a 2 or even a 4 weeks review just by this tiny sample, yet in one use I can feel the softness it gives on my skin and they are being rejuvenated at the same time. My prognosis? It’s hard to resist the temptation of being indulge, my advice when it’s possible, try the whole range and be happy with your skin with the younger version of you.

Hi all! Recently, I stayed in a 4 star hotel that pretty famous and thinking about the stuff that have been lying in the hotels which is their freebies. Yes, the toiletries.

I’ve stayed in a 5 star hotel before and their toiletries was superb, branded and known for high quality, so the stuffs there wasn’t difficult to be used and love most of them ^__^ but when you stayed in a 3-4 stars hotel where the brand and quality of the toiletries are doubtful, I got some tips for you to make them useful 🙂

Let’s start from Soap Bar that really too dry to be used on your skin but hey, you’ve paid all of them as well, you can bring ’em home and use it to protect your feet from the pain of a new shoes, especially on your upper heels. Rub a dry soap bar on every edges and sides that might be painful, it will give enough wax and gentler to the skin down there. 

Or when you’re still in the hotel, soap bar and liquid soap can be used as a detergent for your laundry. Undergarments or accidents can be cleaned by them nicely 🙂 It wont clean hard stain, but at least daily dirt are gone.

And the liquid soaps can also be made into bubble bath (if bath tub is provided), or when you still think it is too drying just use it as a foot soak with a warm water, it’ll help easing those hardship during traveling ^__^

Now, let’s see the toothbrush just looking at it makes my gums screamed, yes, don’t use it for cleaning your teeth, bring them home to clean your tap on the sink, or those hard-to-reach places. In the hotel I use it to clean my sandals or shoe (when the time persist), yes, the soap bar comes in handy as well.

For the toothpaste, I found them unpleasant to be used, so with the toothbrush I use them together to clean my jewelery, be gentle thou’ some might scratch the surface.

 
Cotton bud,  as told by ENT it is a big no-no to used them for your ear canal, so use it for make up is my best option and I don’t think any of you need to wonder how to make the best out of a cotton bud ^__^
 
Shaving kits, I really like them on the hotels since the new one always so sharp and most of them have the cream/foam as well. But careful, some can be too sharp, test it on your legs first. 
 
Stuff like nail board and shower cap is just a necessity, sewing kits are important too. But there are more things you can do while staying in a hotel and make them more worth every penny, like if you used to do your hair dye at home, do it in a hotel and you can save lot’s of money on the water, yes, you do need a lot to rinse them right? But careful not to stain the towels, so make sure you rinse them well. Or do a hair mask, body scrub, etc.

Last but not least hotel always means comfort, bring your face mask also and have a great pampering time for a maximum comfort and absorption of all the juices from your mask.

Details from loccitane.co.id:
BrighteningCleansing Foam
Best Seller
Lighten thecomplexion with this gentle face cleanser, enriched with organic Immortellefloral water and citrus fruit peel. Clinical testing of this product over a 3week period showed an improvement in the evenness and radiance of skin.
Tested on25 women over 3 weeks:
– Skin isgently cleansed: 100% of the women
-Complexion is even and radiant: 96% of the women.
 Tolerance dermatologically tested.
Rp315.000
Size 150 ml

ImmortelleBrightening Water

Thisalcohol-free brightening water is formulated with Organic Immortelle FloralWater, Daisy Extract and Vitamin C Derivative to soften, hydrate and even outthe complexion. Prepare the skin for maximum absorption of nutrients andskincare ingredients.
Rp310.000
Size  200 ml

My review:

The foam created by the cleansing foam is ultra smooth and soft too. The smell is just amazing, I feel like I want to clean my face forever haha! The scent is refreshing and sweet, the toner is gorgeous as well. They both works hand in hand to gives my skin a soft cleaned feeling without being strip off. No squeaky feeling here alright.

The one that given to me is the traveling package which is Rp.220.000
Perfect for those indulging moment during out there where your skin is usually stressful and unhappy. Yup, traveling means different condition and location that sometimes makes your skin works harder, so you gotta treat them better that usual.

But does that means these goodies only needed for travel needs? Nope, you can use them every day, 2 times a day for that love you show daily. perfect to pamper your skin and prepare ’em for the next step.