Archive for April, 2012


Details from Kiehls.com

Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion with Aloe Vera & Oatmeal

A beloved formula, relied upon for its simple efficacy for more than 4 decades.

•A silky, lightweight cream for hands and body.
•Soaks in easily to leave skin soft and smooth. 
•Available in a variety of our most popular scents.
Cool Kiehl’s Fact: Our Deluxe Hand & Body Lotions were formulated and first introduced to Kiehl’s patrons in the late 1960s and remain today one of our most enduring and beloved formulas.

Available in Grapefruit (like mine), Coriander (seriously?), Pour Homme and Lavender (my next target).

My review:

The lotion is light yet rich in the same time, the grapefruit is refreshing and an instant magnet to me, but somewhat the scent reminds me of the original Nivea. For the texture and ability, the lotion is easily absorbed and stays on the skin for around 4-5 hours on my dry skin. Made the skin looks glowing and supple and boing-y effect. But during dry days like maybe on the plane or winter I might need to reapply more often.


Would I keep using it? Yes! But I think I want the Lavender even more now.

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Details by Kiehls.com:

Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo

Formulated without parabens, our sulfate-free shampoo helps to effectively protect color-treated hair by gently cleansing hair without stripping its color. Infused with nutrient-enriched conditioning oils of Sunflower-known to contain powerful levels of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids – combined with Apricot, a fortifying blend of Vitamin B3, B5, and B6, and a UV-protective filter, our color-preserving shampoo conditions and moisturizes dry hair for long-lasting color in between salon visits. Utilizing a silicone-free formula which doesn’t weigh hair down, hair maintains its vibrancy with a smoother, more natural look and feel.

Ingredients:

A-prih-kaht KUR-nuhl OY-il
Apricot Kernel Oil is extracted from apricot kernels and has a very high Vitamin E content (aiding fast absorption) and is a trygliceride composed of 75% oleic acid and 20% linoleic acid, and unsaturated fatty acids esterified with glycerin – similar to avocado oil and sesame oil. Found to be highly compatible with the skin. Apricot Kernel Oil moisturizes and softens skin while helping retain clarity and suppleness.
SUN-flah’-wur OY-il
Sunflower Oil contains beneficial amounts of Phospholipids as well as high concentrations of Ceramides. Its strengthening and protective agents help to further nurture and condition dry or damaged skin. The resilient Sunflower extract is also known to care for sun-exposed and aging skin as a result of environmental aggression.

My review:

The shampoo at first is not easily lathered on my palms, well on the hair as well, if you’re a fan of abundant foam this shampoo will not meet your expectation. The scent is amazingly wonderful and like a sweet apricot, oh yes, it does exist in the ingredients \^0^/

Unlike other shampoo I’ve used even thou there’s not much lathering (there ARE but not much) it is indeed a best friend for a color treated hair which are tend to be more fragile and easily angry due to the dryness and lack of softness. Especially if you’ve been bleaching your hair down right to it’s core. Final word: The shampoo made my hair go with the flow.

Sunflower Color Preserving Conditioner

Formulated without parabens, our lightweight, silicone-free conditioner helps to effectively protect color-treated hair from becoming dull and locks in moisture, while helping to repair hair weakened by chemical processing. Infused with nutrient-enriched conditioning oils of Sunflower – known to contain powerful levels of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids – combined with apricot, a fortifying blend of Vitamin B3, B5, and B6, and a UV-protective filter, our color-preserving conditioner seals and protects hair to maintain smooth, shiny hair for optimal manageability and styling without unnecessary breakage. Utilizing a silicone-free formula which doesn’t weigh hair down, our gently, yet protective conditioner helps extend color vibrancy and deeply moisturizes and detangles hair, leaving it silky-smooth and shiny



My review:

The conditioner is indeed would be more acceptable in any level for it’s softness and everything we expected in a conditioner. Smoother, softer and far less tangle. The smell also lovely and as sweet as the shampoo, pay attention on the direction to leave it on for 3 minutes before rinsing. Comb a bit it will help with even distribution and avoid the scalp at all cost. Unlike the shampoo which works well with cleaning the scalp, conditioner will blocked the ‘pores’ of the scalp.

Rinse like usual and enjoy the immediate softness.

This Kiehl’s previous range called Ultimate White from the Dermatologist Solutions. The Brightening Cleansing Cream is said Clinically demonstrated to break down pigmentation clusters and inhibit melanin formation for brighter and more translucent skin.

” Our purifying, high-performance cleanser removes unwanted skin-surface impurities without irritation. Combined with potent whitening actives derived from Plum Fruit and Botanical Extracts, as well as Ascorbyl Glucoside, our cleanser helps to minimize the appearance of pores and promotes a brighter appearance as it draws away dead surface skin cells. This gentle, yet effective formula leaves skin fresh and clean with an improved tone and texture.

With daily continuous, complexion is notably brighter with a more even and luminous tone. Dermatologist-tested to meet the particular needs of Asian skin.”

Direction:

Apply a small amount to clean fingertips and gently massage into facial areas in upward, circular motions, avoiding immediate eye area. Rinse thoroughly or remove any cleanser residue with a damp wash cloth. May be used daily.

My review:

The cream is thick and at first it is not easily lathered, but then after making it thin and add more water, foam started bubbling up and it does cleanse my skin and gives a bit of squeak, just a tad in fact so it’s not in the drying zone material, well just a bit for my combination to dry skin.

Suitable for daily skin if you have normal skin or even oily. For sensitive skin you might want to use it once every 2 days. Oh yes, I don’t like the smell, clearly Kiehl’s doesn’t add any fragrance to mask anything there, but it was bearable >.<

Recommended for those who wish a brighter and even complexion.

Hi all!

Last Saturday I was super busy, 4 event in a row and Kiehl’s is one event that was stuck in the middle of all the chaos going on. I hate to say I have to missed the first meeting with IBB due to the strange heavy traffic that day. So after getting my hair done at Shinjuku Premium, I’m here at Plaza Senayan at exactly 2 PM.

Everything is set and they are completely on time! Love it! The snacks, the goodies bag, the models and even Mr.Bones is ready \^0^/

Soon the MC started the event with a cheerful voice. Talk show started and everything rolling just fine, fun and insightful. It’s a ll about New York, babes!

Here’s some tips from the speakers:
In fashion according to the New Yorker: Less is more!
2012 trend is pastel and the street style is so applicable for Jakarta’s lifestyle as well.

Beauty?
It’s from within and Inner peace to enjoy life.
Personal statement in everything you touch, do, and wear.

From Kiehl’s.
The Try Before You Buy that will always be cherished.

A family oriented products for women, men and even babies starting 2 weeks old.
Multiracial effectiveness, like the Clearly Corrective Range for Asian skin.

Then followed by fashion show 🙂

Ardistia is an Indonesian and she made it in New York, now invited by Kiehl’s for a mini fashion show, feels the proud here =^__^=

Someday I will visit the big apple and visit that corner shop of the first Kiehl’s (hopefully no tears coming down, or it will be an embarrassing moment XD)

After the quiz, best dress winner, and final photo-shoots the event has to come to an end. But all the guess went home with products of Kiehl’s, including the Rp.100.000 voucher, wow, prices are down and still we get a voucher, thank you so much Kiehl’s. 

Hi all \^0^/

Not a day goes by without we’re doing something to our hair. Touching, cleaning, caring and styling. While maybe many are paying attention on styling, I am always about caring and cleaning 🙂 It’s like I like them looking naturally gorgeous. I remember like when I found a bottle of a very good olive oil, instead of cooking with it, I put it on my hair 30 minute-1 hour before showering. Then almost daily put a mask on when my hair is really dry due to hair colorant and many other chemical process, it’s like a battle against breakage and dryness.

The thing is, most of us feels and actually do looks better when styling, perming, rebonding, or coloring involved. That’s why taking care of our hair is become a normality in daily regime.

Thanks to L’Oreal Professionnel in developing more on caring side we have Vitamino Color. I know it’s not new and it’s not the first time for me using them but it’s the first time I’m writing for them. So here goes,


A bit information from vitaminocolor.blogspot.com:

What is Vitamino Color?

The 4 Step System to Color Longevity


A complete salon system that repels water and safeguards color with Hydro-Resist Technology, InCell and AHA.

A complete salon system that provides hair with internal renewal and an external water-shield for the preservation of color.

Feature : High levels of concentrated cationic silicones
Benefit
: Create a protective, weightless shield to repel water on surface of hair

Feature : Ionéne G
Benefit
: Reduces porosity of hair

Feature : Bio-Mimetic Ceramide
Benefit
: Professional concentration replenishes lost ceramides and seals in the cuticle

Feature : Anti-Oxidant Vitamin E
Benefit
: Prevents degradation of color

Feature : Alpha-hydroxy Acids
Benefit
: Help to provide deep purification at the cuticle

Feature : UV filter for hair
Benefit
: Protects against harmful UV rays

Feature : Magnesium
Benefit
: Provides deep, internal strength


Now, let’s do a review on the products. The shampoo is the most liquid above all three, follow by the mask which like a gel and the conditioner is the thickest. Another surprise that I get is when using the conditioner it took longer to leave it than the mask. The mask need like a minute to show instant result while the conditioner need longer like 2-3 minutes. I know it’s not like an hour to two, but still.

The shampoo is used like normal other shampoo, wet your hair and lathered the shampoo on your hands first before applying to your hair. Then for the conditioner, after shampooing, towel dry the hair, put the conditioner on the hair strands away from the scalp, comb it in and wait for 2 minutes before rinsing.

Now for the mask, let me share something interesting, after shampooing, towel dry the hair and put spread the mask evenly, avoiding the scalp area. Then I’m putting on this cap I get from Daisho (2$ each)

The cap actually did help the mask t o work better, my hair become shinier and smoother.

Overall result:

The shampoo help clean the hair but not drying it, so any colored hair will be happy using this shampoo. My scalp is a bit oily so within 24 hours I need another cleaning process.

The conditioner, a perfect solution for daily problem, help untangle, protecting, and keep the hair less looking dry. It does increase the shine and colors but not as much as the mask.

The mask, is like wow and and a must have for every colored hair. The gel texture is lovely and pink, and gooey, haha! Every toiletries that’s gooey it’s like a magnet to me.

And all three have this sweet fruity floral scent that I really like and last for hours. You’ll love caring your colored hair with Vitamino Color by L’Oreal Professionnel.

Last but not least, this is my after look using Vitamino Color. Soft and smooth hair ^__^



As I’m writing it now I’m using the mask and the smell of yummy milk was so delicious. Like those children’s candy in milk flavors, yums!

The texture of the mask is like always, gooey and so moist, feels a bit thick as well. I hope all the milk will be absorbed into my skin and I’ll have a bouncy baby’s butt skin.

Oh yes, btw did you noticed I give you 2 pictures of the exact same item? One taken with a bit of fancy fancy camera while one with normality and the actual color and product so when you buy them, you wont be confused.

Back to the review:
The mask does gives me more moisture than the one that actually exfoliate, (oh yes, I’m not a fan of exfoliate) so this type could be my favorite from all their series with the fruits and everything.

Never forget to clean your face before using the mask and relaxed while using it ^__^, result? A moist skin and a bit more brighter look. Enjoy!

Hi Gorgeous!

These are a few of my accomplishments that I can remember since I started blogging in late 2009 and becoming more active in 2010.

I used to do reviews for websites and contributing, but as the months goes by I’m thinking of collecting them all in my own blog, that’s why I’m having one and it’s called: While You On Earth dot Blogspot dot Com.

The name was inspired by the things we have in this earth and needed now (until the world end and a new one was presented). The whole global warming, sun, etc is here and real. We need somethin’ somethin’ to ‘touch up’ our skin. From caring to enhancing.

Enough said about background here’s a bit of sharing from the past:

I’ve join Clinique during their Project Makeover with HerWorld Singapore, click on the image and soon you’ll find me there. It’s not where’s wally (waldo) so it’s super easy to find me. Beside on HerWorld, I’ve been in Singapore Women’s Weekly and give testimonials to Spa Esprit.

I love being a tester ^__^ and besides all the wonderful products I can put some inputs for the readers.

In Indonesia, I try to play my part as well. But still the one I did in Singapore is a whole lot more. I’m glad to say that I’ve been with a lot of brands and testing, reviewing, involving and many other form as well. Laneige, Clinique, Kose, Skin Inc, Shiseido, Aqualabel, Bio Essence, etc.

For me why do I need to work with them or at least surround them instead of just reviewing the products I have? It’s like give them a chance to explain and can’t deny of some miscommunication that often happen if I’m not with them. Like how a products should be used, certain condition and terms, you know, details. And when I just get the products from the shop those info like the background and why a certain products was created won’t be accessible. When I’m with the company, I get that!

So companies, don’t be shy and do contact me ^__^

If someone ask me what I really into, the answer would be skincare product. I don’t know whether this is a bad habit or just simply a hobby I can’t seem get enough of it.

I love to read labels, trying new skincare products and help people to get their perfect match skincare.

I’m pretty updated with skincare product around, somehow when I read magazines, travelings, or just strolling at the nearest malls, those things that pop up, some other things seems fading away, I’m in my own zone.

My advice is always invest in a good skincare product, not necessarily expensive or famous, but the one that really suits ones type and it work for them.

Nothing beats a perfect skincare product since it will effect the whole presence of beauty.

For me toiletries also a part of skincare. So it’s not just about facial skin, but body and hair too aka toiletries.

So for those skincare lovers like I am (or anyone that need my input), please do leave a comment.

The next thing would be perfume, I’m a solid collector since I was about 9 years old. Scent are linked to memory and I love how it can envelopes oneself into a package that one’s want to perform, sexy, feminine, bubbly, macho, or anything in between.

Last but not least cosmetics is linked with beauty products! Love ’em!

Cheers!

SK-II "How Close is Close Enough?"

Hello everyone! This would be my first post regarding SK-II. The Indonesian Beauty Blogger (IBB) was invited and we were excited to see the products line up by SK-II.
The room is set for the event. Live Clear and their new products that gives customer confident in 20cm visibility, but first let’s do a quick check on the skin.

These are my skin result, the texture need improvement while the brightness is very good.

Then a bit of introduction on SK-II. I still remember the first time I see SK-II commercial, 17 years ago during my trip to China. I was already amazed by how they put the products and specialized in skin care. Gorgeous, sophisticated, and just lovely.

Then each of us goes into private rooms for a facial. It was so wonderful and the atmosphere is irresistible. A luxurious facial by SK-II, which only possible for members on their birthday. 

Each of us are ready to be pampered. The skin is cleaned, massaged, masked and rejuvenated with pitera. My skin is glowing, like literally glowing. The skin become much clearer and yes, I’m confident even in 20 cm vicinity.

Then after the spa experience, arrays of SK-II products and how SK-II newest campaign “Come closer, even closer.” a face so pampered, you won’t need makeup to cover anything, it’s just enhancing. Nude never been better.

Mr.Sugi gives me a little touch up, and voila! Great skin always means you’ll look fabulous.

Stay tune for reviews on SK-II products ^__^


Hi all!

Remember my recent makeover in Shinjuku Premium Salon at Kuningan City Mall, Jakarta? Some already keep on asking for price and more details. Here it is and all data are provided by Shinjuku Premium Salon ^__^

Shinjuku is already in four locations in Surabaya since opening its first salon in 2003. After successfully opening the 4 branches, Shinjuku is now opening in Jakarta providing premium services in laid-back ambience with a lounge approach.
We bring new hair beauty concept to the sleepless city where people are dynamic and mostly caught up with hectic schedule every single day. With our new concept, you will have permanent salon hairstyle. No more hot curling irons or any hot tools ANYMORE. In another words, you will have stylish hair everyday without time consuming hair styling between the rushing hours of your dynamic routines.
Our top stylist, Audid Rasidi has been doing hair since his freshmen year in college. He’s been passionate in the world of hair beauty and dedicates his professional years to create personal style to each client. His recent study in Japan at Kohsuke Visual Network sharpen his ability and knowledge in hair beauty. He says that everybody has their own uniqueness and their hair would just have to adjust.
As the first L’oreal Professionnel Salon Institute, we are supported by well skilled and experienced salon personnel. Our aim is to give you hair beauty experience unlike most since the first step you walk in all the way out the door. We provide consultation and the best products for your hair, all by L’oreal Professionnel.
For every services purchased we offer premium compliments that you can choose from our menu, derived from free treatment to premium drinks for your personal enjoyment.
Come and experience our premium services for your hair beauty where entertainment meets luxury.
Color
Disc. 30%
Treatment
Disc. 30%
Very Short (Men)
350
245
Hair Spa
200
140
Very Short (Woman)
400
280
Reflexology
Short
500
350
10 minutes
60
42
Medium
550
385
60 minutes
120
84
Long
650
455
Back Massage Therapy
Very Long
750
525
10 minutes
60
42
60 minutes
120
84
Perm / Smoothing
BANG (PONI)
250
175
Wash Blow
90
63
Short
600
420
Medium
700
490
Up Style
150
105
Long
800
560
Very Long
900
630
Cutting
Make Up
AUDID
Regular
300
210
Woman
400
280
( Tambah ekstra charge Rp. 100.000 sebelum pk. 10.00)
Man
250
175
Premium
500
350
OTHERS
( Tambah ekstra charge Rp. 100.000 sebelum pk. 10.00)
Woman
350
250
245
175
Wedding
Man
225
200
157.5
140
WOMEN
2000
1400
MEN
300
210
( Tambah ekstra charge Rp. 100.000 sebelum pk. 10.00)