Archive for November, 2012



Hello everyone!

I’m here with one of my utmost favorite beauty brands in the world, which is Skin Inc. I know them since 2 years ago and I’ve tried their Okinawa DeepSea Hydra Mask (HERE) which I found to be the best hydrating mask and so wonderful as a sleeping mask as well. Their superb CC Cream, yes not BB cream but CC, Ceramide Collagen which gives the skin a moisture and flexibility that was lack from most BB Cream (HERE), their Cleansing Oil (HERE) which have 3 in 1 layers of function and benefits, enjoyed in their spa (HERE), and get an instant transparent clear skin, 7 days with the Optimiser+ AIO (HERE) and now I actually own the tool ^0^ so happy!! And of course, the one that started it all their customized serum (HERE) where else in the world you can get a personalized serum? Wonderful isn’t it and they still have so many products as well, I’ve tried the Collagen Mask and Pure Revival Peel as well. All of them are made it to my Best of The Best product list in each of their category, impressive isn’t it?!

And now, the first edible skincare made possible by Skin Inc




Details from the press release:
Awaken unresponsive skin with a nutritious concoction of anti-ageing,
brightening and hydrating ingredients. Experience My Daily Dose “Skin Loves It” Jelly – the
first edible skincare to hit local shores.

Small in size, big on benefits
Pop it, love it – think of “Skin Loves It” Jelly as a do-it-all fix for skin! This is a delectable jelly
that feeds skin with a menu of nourishing ingredients, from hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to
fish collagen and horse placenta. A holistic antidote to your beauty woes, it works not just on
anti-ageing but also whitening, firming, toning and hydration, so your skin gets exactly what it
needs to become healthy, rejuvenated and younger-looking. In addition, it’s great for your
body’s overall health too, as Vitamin C fends off infections, and hyaluronic acid protects joints,
eyes, and skin from degeneration.

“Skin Loves It” Jelly contains one of the highest infusions of different nourishing ingredients
amounting to 30,000mg.
What you’ll also love is the jelly’s delicious mango flavor, which makes this edible skincare
such a tasty indulgence at any time of the day!

Beauty-on-the-go
Perfect for time-starved women, this is a convenient eat-as-you-go supplement that can be
easily packed into a handbag or briefcase, even a purse! Unlike powders and capsules, you
won’t even need to store it in a pill box or add water, and being in lightweight jelly form, it’s far
easier to carry around than liquid supplements. Just tear the sample and enjoy the jelly. A dose
of “Skin Loves It” Jelly for an intensive 14-day supplement is a fuss-free formulation to achieve
revitalised and glowing skin.

Low-fat, high-fibre
This yummy snack contains only low-calorie and natural sweeteners such as Acesulfame K (a
zero-calorie sweetener), Sucralose (a low-calorie sweeter) and Erthyritol (a natural sweetener
that doubles up as an anti-oxidant) – so you don’t have to worry about your waistline every time
you indulge.
In fact, because it’s packed with dietary fibre that lowers blood cholesterol levels and treats
constipation, it will even help the body eliminate toxic waste faster.
Apple vinegar, another ingredient in this wonder jelly, also helps in breaking down fat to
facilitate natural weight reduction. Finally, a guilt-free pleasure!

YOUR BEAUTY SPREAD
The ingredients encapsulated in one nifty jelly sachet includes:

For anti-ageing
Fish collagen: Collagen makes up 30 per cent of the proteins in the human body, and 70 per
cent of the proteins in the skin, keeping skin firm, taut and supple. From the age of 25, the
body steadily loses its ability to create new collagen. Fish collagen replenishes the body’s
collagen levels to reduce signs of ageing. A non-toxic alternative derived from fish skin and
scales, it is also more readily absorbed than animal collagen. At the same time, fish collagen
contains larger amounts of two amino acids – glycine and proline – which are crucial for
healthy tissue growth of hair, skin and nails.

Vitamin C: The key to the production of collagen, Vitamin C aids in the growth of cells and
blood vessels, and gives the skin its firmness and strength. This powerful antioxidant not only
neutralises free radicals but also reverses DNA damage that causes dryness, fine lines and
wrinkles. A healthy dose of Vitamin C also protects our bodies from infection and maintains
healthy bones and teeth, while speeding up wound healing. The gamut of health benefits also
includes the lowering of blood pressure and blood lead levels, the proper dilation of blood
vessels and protection against oxidative stress which may lead to severe medical conditions
such as heart disease.

For brightening
Horse placenta: Containing more than 300 amino acids, horse placenta is a licensed,
certified and clinically proven safe and effective ingredient for whitening. As the body cannot
produce certain amino acids, these must be ingested via supplements and vitamins. A rich
source of nutrition, horse placenta improves skin tone, texture, elasticity and moisture levels. It
not only actively hampers melanin production, but also stimulates skin cell renewal for
beautiful, translucent skin, and visibly fights signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines.
Citric acid: Both an anti-oxidant and a whitening ingredient, it brightens skin, corrects dark
spots and fine lines, and also treats mild acne. Citric acid also helps slough off dead cells and
speed cell turnover, promoting the growth of new skin cells to improve the appearance of age
spots, acne scars and uneven tone and texture.

For hydration
Hyaluronic acid: Your skin’s moisture magnet, hyaluronic acid holds up to 1000 times its
weight in water. It also aids in tissue repair, holds together the skin’s structural components
collagen and elastin and creates a protective barrier against micro-organisms. Hyaluronic acid
also keeps joints in good health by coating each cartilage cell for better mobility and flexibility.

For general health
Apple vinegar: Ensuring a rich supply of vitamins, beta-carotene, and minerals such as
calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium, apple vinegar treats a variety of ailments,
including hair loss, weak nails, brittle teeth, sinusitis and a permanent running nose. Betacarotene
in apple vinegar also counters free radical damage to promote a youthful
appearance. In addition, apple vinegar fights fungal and bacterial infections, helps to dissolve
uric acid deposits that form around joints, and breaks down fat for natural weight reduction.
Black vinegar: Used in natural cardiovascular treatments, black vinegar reduces glucose
levels, thus slaying off an array of heart problems. It boosts the body’s energy production, and
digestive, immune, and cognitive systems. At the same time, it contains many essential amino
acids which help to balance the body’s pH levels and heal everyday ailments ranging from
congestion to constipation.

My Daily Dose “Skin Loves It” Jelly retails at $58 for a pack of 14 sachets from
1st May 2012 at all Skin Inc Concept and Specialty Stores.



Yes, there’s so much benefits isn’t it?! And just one sachet per day for all of those. The cute pink packaging is appealing, but I wish it comes in colors like shown on the box ^__^

I’ve been consuming the Jelly for 7 days now and I just love it!



Here it is my daily dose ^__^ props are courtesy from Ascott Raffles Place Singapore. I’m imagining how this small dose, could make a difference, do I need to treat it like a supplement which the effect start after continuous daily intake or it’s like a miracle drug that show instant improvements.

Anyhow, I have to start with Day 1

The sachet is easily open with a gentle tear. A light dark orange color jelly is sliding out from the packaging.


The entire sachet is just a spoonful, smells fruity and refreshing. It was sweet, light and taste like mango, a marriage between mango and something from the citrus family. Definitely pleasing. The jelly need a bit biting action, I’m talking 9 months baby chewing ability ^0^ so it’s nothing hard. Like a snack, snack time that I’m looking forward too.

When I’m in Japan, I’ve tried many drinks and snacks where collagen is one of the ingredients, but none taste this good. In terms of texture, simplicity and taste.

I’m trying it with a spoon and directly as well, no fuss no frills. I’ve tried them before meal, after meal and even in the middle of a meal, so far they doesn’t bother my sensitive tummy. Nice!

After 7 days of consuming the first thing I’ve noticed is my skin’s moisture level is increasing. Not just on the face, but overall. I do the dishes daily and usually there are some white lines of cracks on the palm due to dryness. I couldn’t find them anymore. The whole skin on hands feel moist and looks healthier. Beside the hands, the whole skin as well. They don’t easily dried as before. My cheeks are sensitive and usually quite dry (and it causes the sensitiveness as well), now it gets better, like it has been normalized or at least getting there.

Hmm, for the overall well being I can’t say I’m completely aware of it, my usually chapped lips also looks softer and plumper.

Does it means that I do not need anymore moisturizer, body lotion, lip balm, etc? Of course I’m still using them all. I think by taking the daily dose jelly and use a proper skincare regularly will work hand in hand creating a wholesomeness.

I’ll keep you posted with after 2 weeks result (which is next week) and meanwhile I’m enjoying my ride here =^__^= yums, lovely jelly!

Wanna try some? Currently Skin Inc is available in Singapore (ION Orchard, Orchard Central, Marina Bay Link Mall, nex @ Serangoon Central, Robinsons at Marina Bay Sands Changi Airport Terminal 2, and Resorts World vie Beaute) and Spain (HERE)

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Hello all!

I rarely share my DIY, but now as I have a chance and aware that some of us do have sensitive skin and unable to use just any exfoliating product, let’s make one for our self shall we?!

Inspired by sugar base scrub by The Body Shop and their recent beautifying oil which can be use for just about any part of the body. I mixed them both.


Please read my previous review regarding Shea Beautifying Oil, HERE.

Now, just simply provide the beautifying oil (any type you like) and some sugar.


I mixed around 2 sachets of sugar and 3 tablespoons of beautifying oil for the whole body.

As sugar can’t be diluted in oil, it will stay in their true form. Rough.



Here’s a close up look. The oil will help as a lubricant and easily glide on the skin. It will exfoliate and help the blood circulation under the skin which promote better cleansing process. As sugar comes in many form, such as coarse or fine, it will gives choices of which type want to be used. I’ve used salt too and let’s just say I prefer sugar ^__^

Same thing goes with the oil, I’ve tried virgin olive oil as well and I think beautifying oils from TBS is finer and feels lighter on the skin than any other oil too (in the range of same price or lower).

There you go, my simple DIY body scrub with an oil from TBS.


After the scrubbing (which was done when the skin is dry, rinse and the minute sugar touches the water they will dissolve gently, the ‘scrub material’ become smaller and smaller. I usually soak in a bath tub afterwards as the oils also keep the moisture intact and I wont be having a dry skin, instead, the skin feels so soft and smooth. Perfect as a night time treatment before bed as it induce relaxation.

Use a shower gel to clean everything, it won’t lather much at first, do a second cleansing and a super clean fresh skin as a result.

Or do the scrub on a clean skin where later after rinsing the oils will stay on the skin, suitable for dry winter days.

All the props are courtesy of Ascott Raffles Place Singapore.


Hi all!

I’ve been using this item for a weeks now and have tested it through sweat, tears and long hours of usage.

All details and product knowledge from toocoolforschool.com:

[#2 Luminous Blue] 9g
Water Acrylates Copolymer Beeswax Ultramarines (CI 77007) Stearic Acid Paraffin Hydrogenated Polyisobutene Cetearyl Olivate Sorbitan Olivate Triethanolamine Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Glyceryl Stearate SE Alcohol Denat. Acacia Senegal Gum Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer Phenoxyethanol Dimethicone Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) Methylparaben Hydroxyethylcellulose Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Propylparaben Panthenol Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane Mica (CI 77019) Hydrolyzed Extensin Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) Butylparaben Ethylparaben Isobutylparaben

Below is mine, due to the poor lighting, it looks like black, the mascara’s bottle is actually dark blue.

Below you may see the brush and the blue mascara =^_^= cool isn’t it?! And it’s really blueeee.



The mascara’s brush shaped a like an 8 figure. The texture of the “soft gel” is definitely like mentioned, it’s in a gel form but not as soft as I thought. It’s more creamy that gel-y. During application the mascara easily spread and dries pretty fast so it doesn’t leave a room for error. I blink a lot and minimum dots of mascara seen on the lower eyes compared to ANY other mascara I’ve used.

No sign of clumps too but I have a bit difficulty in reaching the roots, which can be solved easily by holding the lids. I wish it have bigger brush thou’.

Below are my before after pics, the one with the blues are definitely the after pics.

I love the instant lengthening effect and the blue color as well. It was unique and vivid. The mascara last all day long through the sweat and tears too. Usually water resistant and waterproof mascara doesn’t stand a chance through tears and my greasy lid, this one does. Woo hoo! My favorite!

I’ve used it through my long flight and dragging luggage, walking around in sweaty and humid Singapore as well as Jakarta, I’ve sweat, drop tears, rained, and splashed water too, yet the mascara stand still. Highly recommended ^__^

But it’s not rub-proof. As it dries it will harden and continuous rubbing will breaks the particles and there will be blue lines everywhere. So? Don’t rub it ^__^ Rubbing also not good for your eyes.

After finish with my activity, I’m cleaning it with? A waterproof makeup remover. Easy peasy.


Hello ladies,

I’ve been using Konjac Sponges from ReveNBath lately. It’s from My Konjac Sponge.

They have many varieties and function too. This time, I’m trying the Water Drop Volcanic Stone.



Details from mykonjacsponge.com:
Excellent for all skin types even those with hypersensitive skin.
  • 100% Natural Sponge
  • 100% Coloring & Addictive Free
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Naturally Sustainable
  • Exfoliating, Massaging & Moisturizing
  • Anti – Bacterial
  • Minimizing Pores
  • Refreshing the Skin
USE & CARE
  • Before use, soak the sponge into warm water until the sponge is fully soft.
  • Use with or without facial cleanser and gently massage the face and body in a circular motion.
  • After use, gently press the sponge by two hands and drain the sponge. DO NOT WRING!!!  Hang it in the well – ventilated place for air drying. Re – hydrate in water before use again.
  • To sterilize the sponge, after use, you may put it in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  • The sponge should last up to 2 – 3 months but once it starts to break down, please replace it.
This is the product when dry


And when moist


When moist the tone will be lighter and the texture is just so soft. I love these sponges since I can use them alone or with facial foams. The shape is perfect for areas hidden like sides of the nose. I have used it with every facial foams I have at homes and so far, it can be used with just about any brand of cleanser.

The pink one is best for those with hypersensitivity since the product is so delicate.

Argh, what am I saying, I love all of My Konjac Sponge products and I can use any of their types. Each of them is beneficial in their own way and shapes too. I love each and every one of them and their own benefits.


Hello lovelies,

These items must be very familiar to most of you or at least seen them on the mags, ads, etc. It was indeed so famous that literally almost everyone who know or uses skincare, aware of its whereabouts.

I’ve seen them in the ads like decades ago when I’m still a kid and already in awe looking at how gorgeous it is, golden capsules, they look so sophisticated, luxury and expensive haha! And really, they are pricey alright.

Details from elizabetharden.com

A lightweight, silky-smooth — yet non-greasy — serum for your face, neck and décolletage that instantly infuses your skin with youth-restoring Ceramides. Absorbs quickly to strengthen and repair the appearance of skin for a visible improvement in overall appearance and a noticeably more youthful complexion.

  • Immediately smoothes and revitalizes the look of skin.
  • Visibly improves skin tone and clarity.
  • Supports skin’s natural collagen for a firmer look.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Gives you skin that’s noticeably softer and smoother.
  • Reduces roughness and dryness.
  • Enhances your skin hydration for a fresh and balanced feel.
Researchers found that the natural production of Ceramides, collagen, elastin and essential nutrients like calcium all contribute to skin’s healthy vitality, but can be compromised by age and environmental aggression.

Within Ceramide Skin Care, you’ll find uniquely different Ceramides to help the skin perform more efficiently in repairing its appearance.

Key Ingredients:
Ceramide Lipid Complex (CLX) — Ceramides 1 and 6:

  • Ceramide 1 strengthens, supports, firms the look of the stratum corneum and enhances hydration.
  • Ceramide 6 is a gentle Ceramide hydroxy acid, naturally exfoliates dead surface skin cells, increasing moisturization.

Other Key Ingredients: Essential fatty acids, Phytosphingosines, Retinyl Linoleate, Borage Seed Extract, Vitamin E.

All Ingredients: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isostearic Acid, Ceramide 1, Ceramide 6 Ii, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Retinyl Linoleate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Phytosphingosine, Oleic Acid, Hexadecanolactone.


I got mine (again) from Stephanie, a skincare junkie like myself heehee, she is the author of Diary of a Product Junkie ^^

She was like, “these are for you!!!”. It’s nice when beauty bloggers hang out together and we exchanges stuffs ^^ well anyway, here’s my review.

Since I only have samples and it’s for two usage, I wont be dreaming of giving you a full review and explain how it changes me. It’s just going to be a short review of the first 2 usages. I found the oils to be very light and unscented. They are oils alright but I can use it day and night. I use it at night for the first time, followed by a moisturizer, and it just smooths everything out, the feeling is very good on the skin. It create a glisten on the skin and I thought, “Oh boy, it’s gonna be oily in the morning.”. It’s not.

Far from oily the skin feels moist, supple, without any traces of grease on the skin. Like everything absorbed very well. No oily skin in the morning, no dryness, sticky or whatsoever. Like the skin become healthier overnight. I can clearly say why this product is a hit. It create a balance on the skin, so it would look like a baby’s skin, where it have moisture retain inside but no feeling of residue. Just soft and smoother skin.

I can’t say anything for my laughing lines or other lines, but overall within one usage there are improvements on the skin from the side of moisture/hydration and comfort.

Then, I use it in the morning to test about the ability to be used during day time and under makeup. It blends very well in the day time as if it was night time. I found no difficulties with makeup, no greasy feeling nor oily, even on the t-zone. This stuff is cool!

Will I use them again? Definitely!



It’s going to be December sooooon, that means . . . Christmas is just around the corner and I’m so excited!!

Last week, I was invited by The Body Shop Indonesia for a day in Christmas Land, not literally heehee ^0^. In Mal Taman Anggrek, the atrium is transform by TBS to become huts of elves. Galore of TBS products is just everywhere, abundant and plentiful. Theya re in their merriest way possible. Lots of glitz and sparkles, from the shimmering body lotion to the sparks of the bronzer. Christmas has landed alright and it is beautiful.


See tons of red everywhere? Like a bucket of red paint has been splattered everywhere. It was merrrrrryyyy with the capital M.



CHRISTMAS LIMITED EDITIONS BATH & BODY RANGE

Rangkaian special edition berupa produk-produk bath and body kembali hadir pada Natal kali ini. Dengan keharuman dan tampilan yang lebih segar, sangat cocok untuk memanjakan keluarga dan sahabat tersayang, ataupun untuk memanjakan diri Anda sendiri

1.         Cranberry Joy

Rangkaian dengan aroma buah berry yang segar dan selalu menjadi favorit. Mengandung Community Fair Trade cocoa butter dari Ghana serta memberikan kesegaran dengan cranberry seed oil extract di dalamnya.  Rangkaian Cranberry Joy terdiri dari Cranberry Joy Body Butter 200ml ( Rp. 189.000,- ), Cranberry Joy Shimmer Lotion 250ml ( Rp. 139.000,- ), Cranberry Joy Body Polish 200ml ( Rp. 129.000,- ), Cranberry Joy Shower Gel 250ml ( Rp. 89.000,- ), Cranberry Joy Hand Cream 20ml ( Rp. 59.000,- ), Cranberry Joy Lip Balm 6g ( Rp. 59.000,- ), Cranberry Joy Heart Soap ( Rp. 39.000,- )

2.         Vanilla Bliss
Rangkaian produk bath and body yang mewah perpaduan antara aroma rempah-rempah dan manisnya wangi vanila dengan keharuman yang menggoda.  Rangkaian Vanilla Bliss terdiri dari Vanilla Bliss Body Butter 200ml ( Rp. 189.000,- ), Vanilla Bliss Body Polish 200ml ( Rp. 129.000,-), Vanilla Bliss Shower Gel 250ml ( Rp. 89.000,- ), Vanilla Bliss Lip Balm 6g ( Rp. 59.000,- ) 

3.         Ginger Sparkle
Rangkaian produk bath and body dengan aroma jahe yang menghangatkan dan meyegarkan. Terdiri dari Ginger Sparkle Body Butter 200ml ( Rp. 189.000,- ), Ginger Sparkle Body Polish 200ml ( Rp. 129.000,- ), Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel 250ml ( Rp. 89.000,- ), Ginger Sparkle Lip Balm ( Rp. 59.000,- )

VARIETY OF LUXURIOUS GIFTS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES

The Body Shop® juga menghadirkan special edition gifts yang bisa menjadi inspirasi hadiah Natal Anda untuk orang-orang tersayang. Special edition gifts dari The Body Shop® bisa Anda dapatkan mulai dari harga Rp. 99.000,- hingga Rp. 579.000,-  diseluruh stores The Body Shop®.

1.         For Her
Berikan kebahagiaan kepada sahabat perempuan atau  kakak dan adik Anda dengan produk gift set yang beragam dan dikemas cantik dari The Body Shop®, antara lain World Collection Gift Cube ( Rp. 119.000,- ), Trio Body Butter Gift ( Rp. 199.000,- ), dan masih banyak pilihan lainnya.

2.         For Best Friends
Berikan produk Fragrance Gift Set dari The Body Shop® untuk sahabat terbaik yang suka akan kesegaran dan keharuman beragam fragrance di momen Natal ini. White Musk Libertine Gift Medium ( Rp. 299.000,- ), Dreams Unlimited Gift Large Deluxe ( Rp. 499.000,- ), Love Etc Gift Large ( Rp. 499.000,- ).


3.         For Him
Sekarang memilih hadiah untuk pasangan Anda, atau sahabat pria menjadi lebih mudah karena koleksi gift dari The Body Shop® akan membuatnya tersenyum bahagia. Men’s Face Gift Duo ( Rp. 119.000,- ), Shea Gift Small ( Rp. 249.000,- ), Men’s Face Gift Trio ( Rp. 279.000,- ), White Musk For Men Gift Duo ( Rp. 329.000,- ), White Musk Sport For Men Gift Trio ( Rp. 529.000,-).


4.         For Family
Manjakan anggota keluarga dengan festive-perfect gifts dari The Body Shop®. Lip Butters Gift Cracker ( Rp. 149.000,- ), Shower Gel or Shower & Hand Gel Gift Mix ( Rp. 149.000,- ), Strawberry & Tea Tree Gift Tube ( Rp. 149.000,- ), Satsuma Gift Bag ( Rp. 199.000,- ), Strawberry Gift Tween ( Rp. 199.000,- ), Body Butter Mini Gift Tin ( Rp. 249.000,- ), dan Moringa Gift Small ( Rp. 249.000,- ).


5.         For Mom
Tunjukkan kasih sayang untuk Ibunda tercinta di momen Natal ini dengan gift set dari The Body Shop® yang akan memberikan inspirasi untuk memanjakan tubuhnya dengan produk-produk Strawberry Oil Gift Medium ( Rp. 349.000,- ), Mango Gift Medium ( Rp. 349.000,- ), dan Shea Gift Deluxe ( Rp. 579.000,- ).


6.         For Colleagues
Berikan kegembiraan untuk rekan kerja. Hangatkan suasana Natal mereka dengan kado sederhana yang membahagiakan dari The Body Shop®. Almond Gift Mini ( Rp. 99.000,- ), Almond Gift Tin ( Rp. 149.000,- ), Moisture All Over ( Rp. 199.000,- ), Shine Hair Pack ( Rp. 249.000,- ), Duo Butter ( Rp. 299.000,- ).


BERBAGI KEBAHAGIAAN NATAL DENGAN ANAK-ANAK DI PAPUA


Betapa bahagianya apabila sebuah kado dari The Body Shop® tidak hanya menceriakan orang-orang tersayang di sekitar Anda, tetapi juga dapat menyebarkan kegembiraan hingga ke pelosok. Natal kali ini, The Body Shop® Indonesia bekerjasama dengan Wahana Visi Indonesia. Setiap pembelian produk Mixed Shower Gift Tube ( Rp. 169.000,- ), Born Lippy Gift ( Rp. 249.000,- ) dan Body Butters Gift Lollypop ( Rp. 349.000,- ), anda turut mendonasikan Rp. 5.000,- yang dipergunakan untuk program posyandu untuk mendukung pelayanan kesehatan anak-anak di Papua.


Wahana Visi Indonesia adalah organisasi kemanusiaan Kristen yang bekerja untuk membawa perubahan berkelanjutan pada kehidupan anak, keluarga dan masyarakat yang hidup dalam kemiskinan. Wahana Visi Indonesia juga merupakan mitra organisasi kemanusiaan World Vision yang mendedikasikan diri bekerja bersama masyarakat yang membutuhkan pendampingan, melayani semua orang tanpa membedakan latar belakang agama, suku dan ras. Wahana Visi Indonesia melakukan pengembangan dan advokasi yang berkomitmen untuk kesejahteraan anak, berusaha membangun masyarakat yang kuat dimana perdamaian, kepuasan, keamanan serta keadilan dapat dinikmati secara merata.


Soon the event started with the team from TBS from the PR and makeup artist sharing us the collections of this wonderful season to be jolly ^0^ . Plus, there’s a makeup tutorial with Alena as the model.

Now on our table the MUA are ready too, each of them gives us a makeover or a touch up. I opt for the touch up that day.

A simple touch up on the eyes has added depth and glamor to my look, it was so simple and fast too.


Still, the highlights of the event is the whole collections, where every gift can be personalized, wrapped beautifully in every counter in TBS* and smells really good (it’s like the signature and assurance of TBS), wide variety of choices from Fabe, Body and Hair Care, men and women, and even for the homes too. Splendid!

Visit them at the counter near you or at Mal Taman Anggrek. I bought some of the gifts for my family while I’m there and the staffs told me only Mal Taman Anggrek share more promotions than other branches for a limited time. I exchange my points (25) for Rp. 50.000 voucher and get myself some of the TBS products as well. I love their toiletries, I can use different scent every shower time depending on my mood ^__^

I guess this is the season to be jolly heehee, remember to share ya!

Hi everyone ^0^

I’ve been using this product for months now and just remember haven’t been able to do a review for it heehee.

I guess stuff used daily is easily forgotten and taken for granted.



Details from elizabetharden.com:

Fragrance Mood: Energizing. Refreshing. Uplifting.

From a lush, green world of freshness comes Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, the fragrance that energizes the body, excites the senses and invigorates the spirit. Brimming with sparkling flavors, the scent harmoniously intertwines natural ingredients to form an uplifting, revitalizing and balanced fragrance experience. Lavish yourself in the luxuriously refreshing scent of Green Tea. This deluxe size bath and shower gel features a softly foaming, soap-free formula that cleanses without stripping your skin of natural oils.

Top Notes:

Caraway
Fruity Rhubarb
Lemon
Orange Zest
Bergamot


Middle Notes:
 

Cool Minty Peppermint
Green Tea
Sweet Jasmine
Spicy Carnation
Fresh Fennel
Crisp Celery Spice


Base Notes:
 

Oakmoss
Musk
Amber

The light green gel is so fragrant. If you happen to be a fan of the perfume, you’ll love the shower gel too, because the main key factor of this product is actually the scent too.

As usual a luxury product will pay attention on quality, the gentle cleansing property, the just enough lathering effect and that bursting aroma of that classic green tea created by Elizabeth Arden, which I found to be irresistible and my husband loves it too. In fact, the whole family including our kid uses it daily. It’s like our family signature scent ^0^

The shower gel can be used as a bath foam as well, it just need more for the whole tub to be conquered by the green tea. When we use warm water the effect is superb, imagine the whole room filled with the gorgeous scent or evaporating green tea, it’s like infusing our skin with the scent. Refreshing, rejuvenating and makes the minds goes oomph.

After taking a shower or a bath with the Green Tea gel, try using the lotion and top it off with the perfume, the effect will be tripled and it will stay all day long.

Kerastase Fusio Dose Event

Bonjour!

Kerastase has come up with the new range of Fusio Dose.

The event is held in the heart of the city and all are expected to come with a hint of colors inspired from the products.

The Hair Diagnose of Fusio Dose will go beyond one specific problem of the hair. Now, it’s primer and secondary. One treatment, two problems solved.


Aren’t they pretty. Each bottle for one specific problem, with the cap, added another function for different issues and solutions, so the possibilities is 4 raised to the power of 4.

Details from the Press Release:


KÉRASTASE FUSIO-DOSE
Tampil dalam desain yang unik, FUSIO-DOSE hadir dengan 4 pilihan concentrate dan
4 pilihan booster yang masing-masing memiliki khasiat tersendiri. Pilihan concentrate
formula tertinggi untuk kebutuhan primer rambut:
1. Concentré Pixelist: merawat kilau warna rambut untuk hasil rambut bercahaya
yang tahan lama
2. Concentré Oleo-Fusion: menutrisi tiap helai rambut yang kering untuk hasil
rambut lembut dan mudah diatur
3. Concentré Vita-Ciment: mengembalikan struktur alami rambut untuk hasil
rambut kuat, ringan dan lentur
4. Concentré Substantif: mencegah pengeroposan serat rambut untuk hasil
rambut lebih tebal dan kuat
Sedangkan pilihan booster dengan bahan aktif untuk kebutuhan sekunder rambut:
1. Booster Polyphénols: memberikan aksi anti-oksidasi untuk melindungi kilau
rambut diwarnai
2. Booster Ionium: memberikan aksi nutrisi yang lebih mendalam dan tepat
sasaran
3. Booster Céramide: memberikan aksi yang memperkuat daya tahan dari serat
rambut hingga ke lapisan terdalam
4. Booster Omega: memberikan aksi untuk mengembalikan ketebalan dan
perlindungan alami rambut

Lembar Fakta
KECENDERUNGAN KOMBINASI MASALAH RAMBUT PRIMER DAN
SEKUNDER WANITA INDONESIA
Berdasarkan penelitian yang dilakukan, ditemukan kecenderungan kombinasi masalah rambut
primer dan sekunder wanita Indonesia:
 Rambut yang kering juga memiliki masalah 29% rapuh, 28% tidak berkilau,
22% menipis, 18% diwarnai
 Rambut yang diwarnai juga memiliki masalah 67% rapuh, 56% kering, 55%
tidak berkilau, 42% menipis
 Rambut yang rapuh juga memiliki masalah 26% menipis, 16% tidak berkilau,
15% kering, 12% diwarnai
 Rambut yang menua juga memiliki masalah 29% rapuh, 20% kering, 18%
diwarnai, 14% tidak berkilau

FUSIO-DOSE, Rangkaian Concentrate dan Booster Terbaru untuk
Merawat Masalah Primer dan Sekunder Rambut dengan Instan
Jakarta, 1 November 2012 –Kérastase memperkenalkan FUSIO-DOSE, rangkaian teknologi
concentrate dan booster dengan kandungan bahan aktif tertinggi diramu khusus secara tailormade
menargetkan langsung ke setiap masalah primer dan sekunder rambut, dengan hasil
yang instan. FUSIO-DOSE adalah solusi terbaru bagi wanita dalam merawat kombinasi
berbagai masalah rambut yang memerlukan perawatan tepat untuk dapat memperbaikinya
dengan efektif secara bersamaan.

Michel Toth, General Manager Professional Products Division PT. L’Oréal Indonesia
mengatakan, “Wanita saat ini menuntut solusi efektif dan eksklusif yang dapat memberikan
hasil nyata untuk kebutuhan yang unik dari rambut mereka. Dalam perkembangannya ternyata
wanita sering memiliki, tidak hanya satu, tapi beberapa kebutuhan secara bersamaan yang
tidak dapat dikompromi. Hal inilah yang mendorong Kérastase untuk menghadirkan perawatan
inovasi terbaru, FUSIO-DOSE.”


Lebih jauh mengenai kecenderungan kombinasi masalah rambut wanita Indonesia, Ekza
Novtiano, Product Manager Kérastase menjelaskan, “Rambut memiliki tingkatan prioritas
masalah yang kompleks, yang terbagi menjadi masalah primer dan sekunder, dimana
keduanya saling berkaitan dan penting untuk diatasi secara bersamaan. Rambut yang kering
misalnya, memiliki masalah sekunder rapuh, tidak berkilau dan menipis. Hal ini juga berlaku
untuk masalah rambut yang lainnya seperti rambut diwarnai, rambut rapuh dan rambut
yang mengalami penuaaan”.

FUSIO-DOSE merupakan inovasi terdepan produk perawatan rambut di salon dengan
teknologi tertinggi yang menawarkan solusi atas masalah primer dan sekunder rambut
sekaligus pada tiap kali aplikasi dengan fungsi utama untuk: 1) perbaikan rambut rapuh, 2)
memberi kilau, 3) menutrisi, atau 4) melindungi rambut dari penuaan.
Rangkaian teknologi FUSIO-DOSE menghasilkan 16
kombinasi concentrate dan booster yang spesifik
diciptakan untuk mengatasi berbagai masalah rambut
sekaligus. Melalui ritual perawatan esensial harian
yang ditangani oleh para profesional salon, wanita
Kérastase Indonesia dapat mendiagnosa dan memilih
kombinasi FUSIO-DOSE yang sesuai dengan
kebutuhannya masing-masing.

Hendra Purjaka, Senior Education & Commercial Manager Kérastase menjelaskan
prosedur perawatan FUSIO-DOSE Hair Infusing Ritual, “Pertama, dilakukan identifikasi
kebutuhan primer dan sekunder melalui diagnosa yang akurat oleh hairdresser. Kedua, aksi
infusi teknologi concentrate tertinggi dan booster dengan bahan aktif yang diformulasikan
secara profesional langsung di hadapan pelanggan. Terakhir, transformasi melalui proses
micro-diffusion pada tiap helai rambut, untuk hasil yang tepat sasaran khusus untuk segala
kebutuhan unik rambut.”

Sigi Wimala, sebagai salah satu Kérastase Family merasa FUSIO-DOSE dapat menjadi
solusi tepat untuk perawatan rambutnya, “Seperti saya, kini semakin banyak wanita yang tidak
memiliki banyak waktu untuk berlama-lama di salon. Kami membutuhkan treatment yang
dapat memberikan hasil instan. FUSIO-DOSE Hair Infusing Ritual menjadi pilihan saya karena
dengan hanya 15-20 menit dapat memberikan perawatan efektif bagi kebutuhan primer rambut
saya, yaitu rambut yang diwarnai dengan kebutuhan sekunder rambut yang kering, sekaligus.”
“FUSIO-DOSE merupakan salah satu bentuk komitmen Kérastase dalam memberikan seni
terbaik dalam perawatan rambut; melalui produk-produk berteknologi unggulan yang dilakukan
oleh L’Oréal Advanced Research yang mampu meramu perawatan salon yang tailor-made
maupun ritual perawatan esensial di rumah. Didukung lewat desain yang khas, Kérastase
menghadirkan ritual perawatan rambut dan kulit kepala paling mewah dan spesifik bagi wanita
Kérastase Indonesia.“ tutup Michel Toth.

Kérastase adalah brand rangkaian produk perawatan rambut dan kulit kepala eksklusif hasil riset
laboratorium L’Oréal Advanced Research di Paris. Kérastase yang hanya hadir di salon-salon eksklusif
Indonesia memberikan solusi perawatan yang tepat untuk mengatasi segala masalah pada kulit kepala
dan batang rambut setiap pribadi. Kérastase selalu percaya pada slogan yang setiap kali menyertai
produk-produknya ; rambut sehat, indah terawat berawal dari kulit kepala yang sehat.
Saat ini, salon-salon Kérastase terdapat di 18 kota di seluruh Indonesia dengan jumlah lebih dari 124
salon, dan dilengkapi ambassador dan therapist yang telah menjalani pelatihan khusus. Untuk hasil
perawatan sempurna, disarankan untuk menjalankan ritual dilengkapi konsultasi dan diagnosa di salonsalon
Kérastase, serta diselingi dengan perawatan lanjutan berkala di rumah. Beberapa produk ritel
Kérastase mendapat penghargaan terpilih sebagai produk perawatan rambut terbaik pada Bazaar
Beauty Awards pada tahun 2010 sampai dengan 2012. Penghargaan ini berdasarkan survey yang
dilakukan setiap tahunnya selama enam bulan kepada ratusan pembaca dan lebih dari 200 ahli
kecantikan dunia.


Very pretty aren’t they?!

Later on, Kerastase gives us a show and a toast together with the bottles.

Followed by a fashion show.


With a free flow of non alcoholic beverages, the night went on.

Both media and the representatives from salons are having a good time.

Thank you so much Kerastase Indonesia, I’ll be reviewing the treatment soon ^__^


Au revoir!



Helloooo,
Lush is here, a fresh handmade cosmetics that believe in the natural goodness of mother earth without hurting any animals as the ingredients or as a tester.

I’ve been using Sex Bomb for years and reviewing it now. My friend Stephanie gave me these and finally got a chance to take pictures before plunging in. One of them is actually my favorite ballistic for the wonderful lovely scent.

Details from lush.co.uk:
Grab one of these for a wonderful sensual bath Grabbing a pair is even better!
This ballistic is packed full of every sensual, relaxing oil we could find. Clary sage, jasmine and ylang ylang, blended into a classic musk base. We then packed it full of soya milk, so you can step out of the bath feeling like Cleopatra.

The Bubble Bars also very good, you can toss any toiletries with lavender and I’ll definitely be a fan.

A French Kiss from lushsg.com:

Perfumes from Provence: inspiration from a Parisian patisserie. A French Kiss gives you a relaxed but alert feeling that lasts all day. We’re talking about our Bubble Bar, so keep your minds clean! The Lush French Kiss is a calming and reviving lavender, rosemary and thyme bath, with essential oils from sun-soaked Provence. It’s even topped with a sprig of lavender flowers. Relax in its purple waters and soak up all its benefits.


Which is which?

The Sex Bomb Bath Bomb is the one looks like a ball with rose tucked in there happily. The Bubble Bars A french Kiss is shaped like Hersey’s Chocolate Kisses, but in pink. Is it supposed to be purple? Mine is pink but still in the smell of a wonderful Lavender.


In appearance, the Sex Bomb doesn’t create bubbles, only the Bubble Bars does that and A French Kiss is a bubble bars. The Sex Bomb turn the water into pinkish hue with the floral aroma. Both gives a unique bath experience, turning an ordinary bath time for a special moment, either alone or with your special one (if your tub is enough for more than one).

Here’s a video of A French Kiss being diluted into the water:

As seen, mine doesn’t turn the water into purple, pink, or any color. Just plain …. clear.

Overall, both of the products is wonderful for creating that ambiance especially when your so tired and want to be pampered in the simplest way possible.

Use it accordingly and don’t forget to rinse after soaking, moisturize your skin after a long bath as especially warm baths tends to gives skin a drying effect.

Special thanks to
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
for the beautiful bathroom where this video and pictures were made.

Hi all!

How are you? It’s been almost a week since my last post, I’ve been traveling a bit and so busy with Indonesian Beauty Blogger (IBB), do you know we have a lot of things prepared for the members in IBB? The Monthly Make Up Challenge is already on and soon another giveaway ^0^ so my schedule is packed like nuts, but still, I won’t missed sharing this great news about the latest range from Kiehl’s: The Aromatic Blends …. yums!!!

Inspired by our longstanding tradition of sourcing the world over for the most unique, efficacious ingredients, we are delighted to introduce Aromatic Blends, our new scented body collection complete with a fragrance, cleanser, and lotion. With each scent pairing, prepare to be guided on a wonderfully fragrant journey to the source of our aromatic ingredients — the lush countryside of Provence, a desert oasis in Morocco, the dense jungles of Uganda, and a tranquil garden in Japan.

What’s so special about the Aromatic Blends from Kiehl’s? From the naturally derived and sustainably sourced ingredients the scents comes in 4 range: Orange Flower & Lychee, Vanilla & Cedarwood, Fig Leaf & Sage, Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit.

“Aromatic Blends is made from the finest, naturally–derived ingredients — without parabens, silicones or sulfates — pairing two concentrated ingredients together. To deliver the purest scent expression, Kiehl’s utilizes a variety of responsible sourcing methods to craft aromas that represent each unique ingredient in their most authentic, natural state.”

When I arrived at the event, it’s already started, the media and bloggers are so keen and pay attention to all the details given. That’s Priscilla in white shirt. The settings is somewhat like in a tent with African jungle surroundings. So earthy.

A presentation from Givaudan explaining about the notes inside the perfume. Later, we are able to make our own perfume, this is so exciting!

Givaudan provided some scents there, Orange Flower, Lychee, Sandalwood, Honey, Plum, and a few more. I made mine with the freshness of Lychee, the beautiful Orange Flower, Plum, and the sweetness and warmth from Honey.

 

Fig & Sage,


Fig Leaf & Sage: A stimulating fusion of Fig Leaf and Sage with underlying hints of bergamot, citron and thyme. The notes of fig conjure up images of the south of France with its lush countryside, where an unusually distinctive fig essence renowned for its uniquely fresh green, crisp aroma is found.  This fig aroma was blended with the essence of herbaceous sage – an evergreen herb with a sweet, nutty scent, evocative of the northern Mediterranean coast.


Every scent comes in a range of Shower Gel, Lotion and Spray.

Aromatic Blends features four unique scents, each of which is complete with a fragrance, skin softening body cleanser, and skin softening body lotion. Our pure and sensual fragrance is crafted with a strong focus on the quality of two key unique ingredients that the formula requires less ingredients than is found in traditional fragrances. Our skin softening body lotion indulges skin in 24 hours of hydration and soothing nourishment without silicones. Our skin softening body cleanser is formulated without sulfates that transforms into a rich, lathering foam to gently cleanse and condition skin.
Use your Aromatic Blends cleanser, lotion, and fragrance spray for an enhanced sensorial experience.
Cleanser: For use in the shower, apply cleanser directly to a wet body sponge or washcloth; or, foam up several palmfuls over the body and rinse off. For use in the bath, allow two or three capfuls (or more, if desired) to disperse under running bath water for a sheerly delightful foaming bath experience.
Lotion: Apply after bath, shower or anytime, as often as necessary. Gently massage this skin softening lotion into dry body areas. Allow to remain and soak in several minutes before dressing.
Fragrance Spray: Spray fragrance directly on the skin, avoiding the eye area.

And how does Fig & Sage according to my senses? Sorry, I don’t like it. It’s too … traditional, too countryside for me and an unfamiliar countryside to be exact. Perfume is indeed personal so find the one that not just smells good on you, but brings those memories as well. Fig & Sage is definitely not for me, how about the others?

Please do check out their website HERE and play around while learning about the ingredients. It’s interactive and very interesting as well.

The result? 3 out of 4 is my favorite and I use them every day.

Start with Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit.


Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit: A surprising blend of Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit, accented by ginger and rounded out with soothing notes of soy milk and white musk.  This harmonious aroma evokes imagery of the Kyoto Gardens in Japan – a peaceful place where dewy, white flowers of this pear often flourish.  This fresh, floral aroma was mixed with the Brazilian-born Pink Grapefruit, which heightens the sensory experience with a rich sweet scent, imbued with hints of tropical Mandarin Orange.

This is the first scent that actually captures me and easily loved. The scent is fresh, delightful and an easy pleaser. The whole family love it from the first spritz. Like I found myself in the middle of a spring in a flower garden. The fresh fruits and flower scent is collaborating beautifully. Instant rejuvenation and uplifting the feeling. Perfect for a day perfume and whenever I’m feeling down.

One big bottle for around Rp. 590.000.

Next is Vanilla & Cedarwood.

Vanilla & Cedarwood: A seductive fusion of Ugandan Vanilla and Cedarwood, heightened with a hint of iris, which gives way to rich amber.  The creamy vanilla in our blend owes its unique aromatic character to the exotic vanilla orchid grown on small, sustainable farms in Uganda.  This warm and sensual aroma was fused with smoky Cedarwood to add a complex, balsamic character – reminiscent of tobacco farms in the southern United States.

And I love it. It’s like very warm and comforting, like those nights when it’s cold outside and I’m snuggling inside my blankets, watching a TV with my family, a Christmas show in a lovely eve right before Christmas. It brings a whole lotta memories for me and I found it irresistible wonderful. Contradiction from the Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, like day and night.

Last is Orange Flower & Lychee,

Oooh! From the ingredients alone, you’ll notice the juicy fruits.

Orange Flower & Lychee: An exotic fusion of Orange Flower and Lychee sweetened with a touch of honey and rounded out by Moroccan Rose. Our Orange Flower extract is derived from the Bitter Orange tree – a tree known for producing flowers with an especially distinctive orange scent. This unique scent was combined with a fruity-floral infusion of Lychee, found in the subtropical forests of Southeast Asia.

Sweet! Delightfully sweet. Familiar and easy to be recognized as well as in Asia lychee drinks are everywhere heehee! I found it to be unisex and a great universal gift as most people do like the scent and according to the KCR in one of the branch of Kiehl’s, this is the favorite scent. It’s just the one that couldn’t go wrong since the fresh juice is always welcome.


I’ve mentioned that each scent comes with lotion and shower gel as well, using all in one range will enhance the scent to be deeper and last longer, but I’ve tried with different scents and it creates this layers of multitude ingredients that’s unique and fun.

I’ve used the Orange Flower & Lychee Shower Gel and Lotion. The perfume? Vanilla & Cedarwood. I like how the warmth starts at first and over the hours goes by, comes the juicy scent from the Orange Flower & Lychee.

The shower gels and lotions I’ve tried is from Orange Flower & Lychee and Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit. Both of the shower gel lathers easily and feels soft to the skin. Cleanse without drying. The lotions also gives my skin a rich pampering feeling without being too greasy or overwhelming. It gives my skin protection and hydration almost all day long.

You may try the product one by one or . . . all at once


I like them either way.

Don’t forget in Kiehl’s asking for a sample is always encouraged. So do ask for some before purchasing.


And enjoy them! For a scent-addict like me, these collections are indeed the most appealing collection from Kiehl’s.

All the details made possible by kiehls.com