Archive for April, 2013



Hello lovelies,

Shiseido invited me for a Spring Summer 2013 Make Up Show with a twist of Fashion Show from Blaire.

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The event held in the Penthouse of Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jakarta.

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Clearly this is not the first time Shiseido collaborated with the fashion industry, but I wish they make something different.

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The event started with a makeup demo. The distance made us (me and other guests) difficult to see the process.

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Maybe someday Shiseido will give us a private session ^__^

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The model with base on are given colors by the makeup artist.

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Then, the highlight of the event, Ms. Blaire and her collection. Please refer to the image below and don’t be shy to click it for larger view.

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And I got one close up makeup look which I think unique and unlike Shiseido I’ve witnessed before. A gradation from purple, pink, peach and a stripe of blue line.

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Thank you Shiseido for having me and see you next time!

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Hello everyone,

last week I was invited by Laneige Indonesia on a celebration day opening their counter at Seibu. A Korean luxury products with Ms. Song He Kyo as the brand ambassador.

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Customer and visitors can see her everywhere, from the skincare range to the makeup. Yes, Laneige promise a one stop beauty products for the ladies. -Laneige Homme also available in Korea and hopefully soon in Indonesia.-

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Still holding on to their motto where beautiful skin comes from hydration. Be waterful. A moist, dewy, and healthy looking skin.

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From cleanser, toner, essence, moisturizer and all the way to the makeup, the same principal is sought through. The beauty is in the skin. Highlight of Laneige makeup also on the skin, Korean belief a woman appears beautiful when her skin is flawless and radiant.

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A combination between white and blue decorate the  counter. Then, I went to the Beauty Lounge for media registration.

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More images on Ms. Song, her look seems effortless yet strikingly gorgeous at the same time.

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I strike a post before going in ^__^

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Inside 3 bestsellers are there. The Sleeping Pack, Water Essence and BB Cushion. I’m using the BB Cushion that day. It was light, pleasing, cooling and a suitable amount of coverage for a naturally flawless skin without being too much. The skin still able to breath and feels so comfortable.

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Laneige has officially re-entering Indonesia. Re-enter? Yes, years ago Laneige has left Indonesia, but due to the demand, they came back. With the same formula of hydrating the skin, Laneige is here to make a mark.

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Seibu is the first, 5 more counters is and will be here in Indonesia. They have many promotion going on during the first month, so do come to their counter. They also have free makeover and consultation with Korean professional makeup artist from today until 21st of April 2013 at Mal Taman Anggrek and Grand Indonesia (in front of Seibu) on my next post I’ll share my makeover inspired by Ms. Song created by Laneige.

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The mc soon greeted us for coming to the event, media and 3 beauty bloggers are invited.

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Ms. Dian the Brand Manager share the concept of Laneige and where the counters will be.

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A representative from Laneige Korea shares with us how Indonesian may benefit from Laneige, all of us needs water on daily basis. Stay in an air con room almost all day long will deprived our skin from hydration. Laneige can help fulfilled the needs of water on the skin, to keep them young and healthy.

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I know for sure, I need that. I love anything that has to do with moisture/hydration, I believe that when the skin is moist, it become stronger, more flexible and away from lines/wrinkles.

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Now, let’s cut the ribbon shall we? And voilla! The counter is officially open and celebrated. Customer may enjoy consultation and try Laneige products on the spot.

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Thank you Laneige Indonesia for inviting me and see you soon.

More reviews on Laneige are coming your way ^__^

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Hello ladies,

from the recent event with ASTALIFT, I brought home a set and try them recently. Due to it’s nature I can only give a review of 1 week max, so consider this post as first impression ^__^

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In Japan, there are many samples sold in the marketplace. Varieties of brands are offering travel sizes as a tool for customer to try before purchasing a full size item. Now, I see ASTALIFT also selling this minis on their counter, the price is around Rp.150.000.

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There are 6 items in the set and a details plus brochure is included. So anyone could just read the details plus there’s a how to guide as well. From massaging technique to printed information. All of them in Japanese but the photos are quite clear showing how to’s. The amount of product needed in each step also shown. Wow! Japan are very precised in details for sure.

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Start with a cleansing gel to remove all the makeup. Gently melt the gel on the palm before massaging the face with it.

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It was wonderful, I love the Damask Rose scent, the texture of the gel. Watch out don’t let the gel get into the eyes, it sting. I use the gel to clean waterproof mascara which perhaps eye makeup remover will be better for the sensitive eye area.

Still, on the skin, the gel feels really good and thoroughly clean everything it touches.

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All those makeup are gone (incl. the waterproof mascara with a bit of the gel get into the eyes, my bad) and dissolving themselves in the gel. I add a bit of water to emulsify and then rinse everything off. Move on to step 2.

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The cleansing foam or Moisture Foam in ASTALIFT world. This creamy lathery cleanser are so easy to bubbles up. Creating a fine white foam abundantly. Always lather a cleansing foam before touching the face, so it’s the bubbles that cleanse.

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Just like the cleansing gel, massage the foam onto the skin until every side, angle and in between are foamed. Once rinse the face feel clean . . . like almost squeaky clean, like the limit between really clean to overly striping the moisture completely off from the skin. I enjoy double cleansing so much that I keep repeating step 1 and 2 with or without makeup on.

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Then, come the unique part. The Jelly.

Details from http://www.astalift.com.sg:

Jelly Aquarysta

The epitome of all ASTALIFT’s products – Jelly Aquarysta, is a unique anti-ageing phenomenon for every woman.
The uniquely named Aquarysta is derived from AQUA and CRYSTAL, which symbolises the light as water texture of the clear jelly, and the crystal-clear, moisturised skin it brings.
It is the first product to be used right after cleansing / washing in your daily skincare regime, and before lotion and emulsion.
This extraordinary revolutionary skincare formula targets visible signs of premature ageing: dark spots, lines and dull skin, delivering visibly younger, more luminous and ‘replumped’ skin.
Key Ingredients:

  • human-type nano-Ceramide
  • nano-Astaxanthin
  • nano-Lycopene
  • highly-permeable Resveratrol
  • Collagen
  • Damask Rose
Size

  • 40g
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The unique texture of something that really similar to jelly or jell-o. On the skin the jelly will melt and distribution process become easier. The skin receives the jelly as well as a pleasing step on skincare routine. At first I thought it would be a sticky experience, it’s not, somehow the formula just goes into the skin without any inconvenience traces. What’s left on the skin is hydration and plumpness.

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The bright orange is an enticing addition to the product, the team from ASTALIFT assured me not to worry, as the orange/red color will not stain the skin ^__^

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Continue with lotion. The orange colored water is a delight to the skin, I use my hand to distribute the lotion (not cotton) and gently tap them over and add some pressure using the palm to some parts where the palm fit the area. Making sure to help absorption of the nourishing ingredients.

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Step 5 is the essence.

Essence Destiny

Formulated with high concentrations of nano-Astaxanthin, nano-Lycopene, highly-permeable Resveratrol, Royal Jelly, skin firming Elastin and Collagen to effectively deliver anti-ageing goodness deep into the skin.
Use regularly to feel the bounce and suppleness on skin. See your skin return with vigour and enjoy luminescent skin.
Key Ingredients:
  • nano-Astaxanthin
  • nano-Lycopene
  • highly-permeable Resveratrol
  • Collagen
  • Elastin
  • Royal Jelly
  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
  • Damask Rose

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A product that wins awards and one of the star product in the series. The texture is also unique, almost like an unset jelly. So cute and the skin accept them as it was their own. In fact, I think all products in ASTALIFT are penetrated easily into the skin. All of their texture feels so light but packed with a whole lotta goodness for the ageing skin. But without any feeling of overwhelming nor too much.

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The last step would be the cream. The one that seals the whole moisture and nutrients from the outside world. Making sure the products applied before can stay intact on the skin, absorbed and enjoyed.

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This is the cream, milky orange in color and rich in texture. I use it by dividing the cream into several spots on the face. Then, gently massage the cream on the skin with small circular motion.

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The moisture stay with me all day long, I use them twice a day, in the morning after a shower and at night after cleaning the face or after a shower as well. The 6 steps might feel a bit much for some who haven’t got used to it, but for me, it all took less than 3 minutes. I try to do it slower, since actually each step need time and proper massaging technique.

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Overall, I think the set is quite convenient. It comes with all the product in the series where needed (complete set) and suitable for those who want to try before they make any purchasing. I know some other brand provide free samples, but usually the packaging is not as neat as ASTALIFT. The set gives me some ideas of the products, which are:

1. All of them is light in texture but none feel sticky on the skin.
2. The whole 6 steps doesn’t overwhelmed my skin.
3. The brochure inside the box is nicely done, but I wish it comes in English or Bahasa for customer in Indonesia.
4. A great way to introduce the skin to the whole set in full size.
5. Love the naturally derived scent of Damask Rose in the range.
6. So far no allergy reaction nor undesired effect. Usually products contain collagen triggers acne on my skin.
7. I like the natural colors of the products (team ASTALIFT assured us it was not colored, but naturally from the ingredients).
8. I like the high technology behind these products which help the product penetrated better and faster on the skin with nanotechnology. You may read the details here: http://www.astalift.com.sg/the-brands/astalift/astalift-technology.html

And with all those reasons, I want to try the full size products and other collection from ASTALIFT.

Thank you ASTALIFT Indonesia.


Hello ^__^

From the recent event with Clinique, I get myself a nice juicy serum heehee. I’ve been eying on this item for months (since I saw their appearance on Singapore Women’s Weekly) and dreaming about having it. At last, it’s mine \^0^/ 

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Details from www.clinique.com:

  • Skin Types: All
Potent serum gives every skin a second chance against lines, wrinkles, sun damage. In 4 weeks, see obvious reduction in lines, wrinkles, improved texture. At 12 weeks, the visible wrinkle-reducing power is remarkably close to a dermatological laser procedure. 63%, to be exact. Different commitment, different results. And yet impressive results guaranteed.

  • Apply 3 to 4 drops twice a day to face and around eyes. For all Skin Types. Partner with any of Clinique’s de-aging solutions
  • For increased prevention against the effects of stress, sun and pollution, add Superdefense SPF 25 and Super Rescue.
  • For intense visible repair, add Youth Surge SPF 15 and Youth Surge Night.
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I don’t know about most people, but I always make a wishlist on things I want to to have, most of them are beauty products haha! I found them very interesting and appealing. Clinique’s ad is always sleek and clean. Minimize in design yet able to strikingly provoke curiosity and clearly describe the results of using the products being advertized.

Laser Focus ad is cool and looks high tech, like it was made with the latest machine in the universe. The clear slightly milky serum is said to be as close as dermatological laser procedure, I’ve done one of that laser before and hmm, let’s see the result shall we?

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The serum used after cleansing and toner. The serum may be use all over the face and areas near the eyes too, neat! I love beauty products, each and everyone of them (that works) but I’m still longing for an item that can be used all over, fuss free products and actually really effective. I know we need 4, 5, or even 6 steps, but still, don’t we all just longed for the easiest, quickest, fastest, and simplest product out there?!

The fact that this serum provide several benefits to fight aging from wrinkles and the sun is cool too. Some products provide anti-lines and wrinkle, some helps clears up the spots, this serum provide both and it actually add some ‘power’ of hydrating as well. The slightly sticky texture holds the moisturizer which added right after the serum, promote better moisture barrier for the skin. I use it mostly on night time and waking up with this plump and dewy skin. The finer lines are far more easier to be erased, in a number of 1-2 weeks the very fine lines disappearing.

I do have several dark spots on my cheeks, so far they are still there . . . hmm, I know that spots are tougher, but I’m keen on keep using it until the whole bottle is finished ^__^ So far I can see the whole face seems brighter, softer and happier. Maybe the tinier and thinner spots are gone by now like the skin been through a regenerating process.

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Overall, this serum with a fancy packaging not just looks cool from the outside but inside too. First time user might feel the serum to be sticky, use a hydrating moisturizer after the serum and see how the serum helps hold the moisturizer to stay intact to the skin. I think it is best for those around 30 years old or when the signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles and spots are appearing. May be used with products from other brand and type according to one’s need.

Laser procedure also took several treatment to start showing result, for now I choose Clinique RepairWear Laser Focus for showing results almost like laser treatment with a very small fraction of the price.


Hello ladies,

I’m sure this brand need no further introduction and their lipstick as well. Known for a their very soft texture, the lipstick have to be handled with care, closed properly, and gently used. When I use it on chapped lips, lines appeared on the lipstick where the chapped touched, like they are super sensitive on objects, even my chapped lips looks like razor scratching the lipstick’s surface.

The lipstick become so soft due to the high moisturizing effect.

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BENEFITS
Looks and feels incredible
It leaves lips wanting more
The product does look wonderful, the packaging and the lipstick looks luxurious and high class.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Color so incredible, it leaves your lips wanting more.
True Vision™ technology takes ordinary color and makes it extraordinary.
In a seductive spectrum of sheer, brilliant shades, from sublime to vivid.
They do come in many variety of shades, some does appear bold, while some comes with a sheer loveliness.

TRUE VISION™ COLOR
  • Maximized color impact
  • Magnified vibrancy, clarity and dimension
  • Amplified brilliance
All in a sheer formula.

INDULGES YOUR LIPS
In 2 seductive finishes:

  • Sheer, Crystal Creme
  • Brilliant, Crystal Shimmer
Sheer-to-medium, buildable coverage
  • Wears for hours
  • Stays color true
Enriched with lip-loving ingredients, including apricot kernel, shea butter and murumuru butter that leave lips soft and creamy smooth.
No wonder the lips felt like it was being pampered, there are ingredients there which made the lips soft, hydrated and for me, reduce the chapped parts.

“Lipstick makes a woman sensual, powerful and kissable.”
-Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Dir
ector


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The color stays on my lips for hours, but it is not waterproof and they will be gone after eating, but somehow I’m happy to reapply as the lips does crave for more smoothness from it. Creamy yet not overwhelming, somehow there’s a seductive feeling when using this lipstick, its a sensation that the lipstick create on the lips.

A lovely and iconic product from Estee Lauder which I think many will look after, from the variety of the shades, beautiful packaging and benefits for the lips.


Hello everyone 🙂

How’s your weekend? Mine is busy slash exciting slash comforting slash unique all at once haha! And on times like those I’m glad I have weekend to sort out multiple stuff all at once. And I have the chance to see which products that have been lying around and used all these times yet, haven’t been reviewed.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

A Multi-functional facial gel enhances whitening, moisturizes, calms and relieves irritated skin.

Application:

Using your fingertips, smooth a suitable amount of Multi Facial Gel onto your face and pat gently. Use after Vita Advanced Whitening One Step Cleanser or Vita Whitening Moist Cleansing Wash. Apply to dry skin immediately after cleansing your face.

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Yes, it’s the Multi Facial Get from Vitamin Science. The Vita Advanced Whitening Multi Facial Gel is a clear gel in texture with lovely fresh fruity floral scent without any heaviness or musky or anything too much. Like a fresh cut pear. I can use it with any brand of cosmetics out there since the product is so light, absorbed on the skin almost instantly and multi-function.

May be used as a serum and alone (as moisturizer too). I use it as an all over serum. Face and body.

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The product gently soothes the skin and gives enough hydrating effect for day time. Since I have dry skin, I need a moisturizer after the gel day or night. I see their ‘whitening’ system as a product that reduce redness and irritation, so the skin appears fairer,

One unique features, the Multi Facial gel helps moisturizer absorb better, and somehow seems to work better as well. I don’t know how to explain this, the gel also clearly beneficial for the body skin too. I love using Body Butter but like maybe all of us in hot and humid climate understand that butter+heat=sticky or slippery.

Using Multi Facial Gel prior upon body butter/ lotion/ any moisturizer and get that lovely sensation on the skin where the leftover is minimum. Hopefully it means the skin gets more nutrients than just used alone (moisturizer/body butter/lotion). 


Overall, I see this as a universal beauty product which is beneficial for the skin as it reduce discomforts in several ways. Reducing sensitivity, irritation, and helps other products to be ‘accepted’ better by the skin. Facial skin and/or body skin. I’ve used it for my family members as well and so far everyone is a fan of the light texture and hydrating effect without ANY stickiness.

As someone who tries so many products out there in the market there are some products that do bring unwanted reaction from the skin which may develop not 1-2 hours after usage, or even 1-2 days, sometime they do appears 1-2 weeks after the usage. Multi Facial Gel calms the skin in a way as a preventive and solution for me. I think it is one of a must have item in the beauty world.

Hello ladies,

this item has been on my wishlist for some time. I love anti-oxidant products as I’m fully aware of all those free radicals surrounding our livelihood. We need anti-oxidant not just in our food, but on our skin too.

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A lightweight, translucent gel fluid essence with highest amount of Phyto-Red Energy Complex for visible correction of fine lines and immediate radiance.


Ingredients:
Amalaki
Fruit considered to have most rejuvenating power. It is also one of the richest natural sources of vitamin c while containing flavonoids, polyphenols and carotenoids

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The effect would be rejuvenating and somehow I found an assurance when smelling the berry-kinda-scent that the powers of the fruits are all there. The liquid is light, a hint of orange in color and for me it’s like adding vitamin to the skin. I love how this serum is not oppressed with heavy weight anti lines ingredients in a way that the skin feels too much, but more to the rejuvenation and freshness.

I see vitality, radiant and happier skin. Once spread the liquid easily penetrated into the skin, a once dry skin become moist at first due to the intake of the liquid, then glow, not that kind of oily glow, but a glow like the skin just touched by a ray of sunset, like blushing, but in a milder way.

Then absorbed without sticky leftovers nor oily. Moisturizer can be added almost immediately, best to be used with the cream from the same range. Personally, I’ve tried pairing the serum with moisturizer for other range and brand, so far, none match the result like when using the moisturizer from the same range. It was wonderful and adding vitality to the skin like never before.

Thank you Shu Uemura Indonesia.


Hi everyone,

it is a super duper busy week for me and exhausting as well. I’m down with fever and flu, I still have some sniffles but this post need to be written and posted A.S.A.P.

I’ve been doing this project with Shu Uemura. so you can discover which cleansing oil suits you best. CLICK HERE.

I’ve been a huge fan of this one, Ultime 8 and here’s some of it’s details on my previous post: CLICK ME!

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Now, those (in Indonesia), who want to try Ultime 8 Cleansing Oil, or already try and adore this one so much, or just simply want a better skin while cleaning it, you have your chance to win Ultime8 Sublime Cleansing Oil from Shu Uemura right here ^____^ hooray!!!! I also love giveaways!!!

This clear light oil has been a delightful addition to my cleansing and skincare routine. After cleansing process the skin become so clean yet hydrated, plump and super duper soft. No more striking dry stiffness, all I have is dewy, glowing and happier skin.

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Details from http://www.shuuemura-usa.com

ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil

 the beauty of cleansing oil is that it is the most effective to remove all impurities, and it creates the best skin condition. – Shu Uemura

the precious essence of 8 exquisite botanical origin oils has been merged together. those were carefully sought out from Chinese medicines and beauty oils all over the world proven to have the highest skincare efficacy for a petal-soft silky smooth sensation.

8 exquisite oils from botanical origin for ultimate solution to 8 skin benefits powerful yet gentle botanical origin removal system for superb cleansing.

removes effortless all kind of make-up and impurities. skin feels soften, conditioned, hydrated, nourished from within and glows with a new radiance.


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Perhaps it is due to the ingredients inside it now, here’s how your chance to win Ultime8 Sublime Cleansing Oil.

What is the ingredients inside Ultime8 Sublime?

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Hints: Answer are available at my previous post (the link is one of those click-able words above) you have to read them and found out.

Post your answer on a comment box below. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter (@c13v3rgirl) and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WhileYouOnEarth) where I will announce the winner there.

This giveaways run from now until 25th of April 2013. Winner will be announced on twitter and my facebook page on 27th of April 2013.

Comments away and win full size 150 ml of Ultime8 Sublime for one winner.
Don’t forget to write down your twitter and facebook account as well.
                    
See you soon, on my next post I’ll show you my step by step of using the cleansing oil, more deliberated review and more images on the product ^__^



Ollaaaaa ^__^

This is a toiletries from one of my favorite brand, The Body Shop. They have massive variety of lovable things, I wish more brands comes up with more variation, even more than TBS in Indonesia. We need variation, put your hands up everyone who agrees!

From Satsuma, Mango, Moringa to Cherry and Cherry Blossom, their body butters are irresistible. I know customers from 8 to 50 years old are craving for this stuff. They come in many varieties, scent, benefit and different thickness. Some for super dry skin, dry skin, to normal skin condition.

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Details from www.thebodyshop.com.sg:

Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter

An intensive, rich and fragrant all-over body moisturiser with the decadent Japanese cherry blossom fragrance. Absorbs into the skin easily to condition and soften. Provides moisturisation that lasts up to 24 hours.

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The aroma of sakura is flying from the pot. It is spring in Japan right now and for a minute there, my addiction to Japan has been cured. I love the sweet floral aroma, it’s something feminine, girly, and delicious at the same time.

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The skin instantly gain moisture and looks glossy. Healthier, plump and smells goooooooooood. I miss Japan so bad @o@, I wish I can stay there anytime I want to ^__^

Okay, sorry, a bit euphoria there, back to the review. The Japanese Cherry Blossom provide a lovely scent, with just enough moist effect for my normal skin type in a hot and humid Jakarta. No more white stripes when scratch and hello pretty skin for almost all day long. I know it does say 24 hour, but I take a shower 2x a day (mostly) and use another dose of the body butter without being able to test the 24 hour but I think they might just do 24 hour like mentioned.


Hi all!!!

I’m back with My Konjac Sponge and other brand which is said to be konjac sponge as well.

I can’t find anything wrong in the details given with the X brand but it feel so different with My Konjac Sponge.

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I have 4 items, 2 from My Konjac Sponge and 2 from X brand. 2 items for body usage, 2 for facial in bamboo charcoal type or My Konjac Sponge in Bamboo Charcoal infused and the other one look similar to the other.

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The back side and details are somewhat the same, it is a trivia but I know for sure that My Konjac Sponge is a real konjac sponge from a fellow Korean. I’m not sure and clueless about the X brand. I know for sure there are a lot of ‘konjac sponge’ in the market, when I went abroad or looking at cosmetics store there are some other konjac sponge, but the X brand look quite similar than those found in the market, so let’s just test them out.

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Here are more images of the konjac sponges for body .

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And for facial use (bamboo charcoal type).

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Let’s open the packaging and see the product.

The one for the body:

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Above is the image of both  product for the body when dry.

My Konjac Sponge has bigger pores and lighter. X brand konjac sponge is heavier, around 2-3x the weight from My Konjac Sponge. Denser, more curves/waves, and feels firmer than My Konjac Sponge.

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Under the sponges is the palm of my hand. When wet, My Konjac Sponge appears to be more transparent than X brand. My Konjac Sponge also absorbed more water than X brand.

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When looked X brand have tidier shape than hand made My Konjac Sponge. My Konjac Sponge feels softer on the skin, squishier, and create larger bubbles foam than X brand.

Now let’s see the one for facial usage.

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The shape is different, My Konjac Sponge appeared to be more expanded than X brand. But somehow still lighter. Below are the images when the products are dried.

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My Konjac Sponge (image above) when dried compared to the when moist. The dried almost lost it shape and wrinkled here and there, hmm, almost twisted as well. While X brand (below), doesn’t loose it’s shape, just become smaller, stiffer and lighter.

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And these are the konjacs in action, using a liquid soap to help the visibility of how it work. My Konjac Sponge gives more lathering action and finer foam, while X brand give less. Same goes with the body sponge. I use the facial sponge for demo purpose as the dark-black sponges are more contrast with the white foam.

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Bottom line, they are both seems like not a same product even thou with the same name, konjac sponge. One delivers better result than the other. Personally, I like My Konjac Sponge better, the foam it create is more abundant and finer. On the skin the sponge feels softer, especially the one for facial. Maybe my body have a thick skin, so I didn’t find any significant differences when rubbed, but My Konjac Sponge (again) gives more bubbling action than the other.

I can’t say the other one is not real konjac sponge, but I prefer My Konjac Sponge which I’ve been using for months and quite satisfy with the result it delivers. Multifunction, universal and unisex. I use it for daily cleansing with facial foam, to help remove facial mask, when having a fever (as a compress), and other usage as well.