Category: Cleansing

Hi everybody ^^

Finally, I see my self at Shu Uemura counters in Indonesia. A program which I’ve been involved this past month with Shu Uemura to help everyone finding their match in the varieties of cleansing oils. As everyone probably aware, those 6 cleansing oils has been a true testimony of products that actually work and loved by so many people in the world. From a skincare addict to a true makeup artist. The unique ingredients and individuality of each creates a one of a kind items for 6 different needs.

Please do read about other testimony as well at the counter.

Mine is Ultime8 Sublime Cleansing Oil.


From the beginning until now where I almost finished it, Ultime8 has giving me nothing but pleasure and satisfaction.

Does it means that I can’t use other variety from the cleansing oil family at Shu Uemura world? Nope, I still can use the one for all skin type or just about any type that suits my skin’s need and mood at the moment.


Thank you Shu Uemura Indonesia, the oils are almost up, time to get a new one now ^^

Hi lovelies,

here is the second event last weekend, with shu uemura Indonesia, it’s ob.


Every now and then shu uemura keep collaborating with artist and other iconic designer to make a new items and new design to decorate their must have collections, from the cleansing oil to the mousse.


Since they launched near the spring somehow the collections reminds me of sakura, mamechiyo, and a whole lotta girlie girl princess theme. They are pretty alright and the opposite collection from gothic mon shu girl. Which reminds me of one thing, these collection once sold out, they are gone alright. I remember back in Dec 2012, I want to get myself an eyelash curler with mon shu girl attached, thinking I could wait for a while and later, I have missed those precious moments. So the next time I see something I like from shu uemura limited editions, be sure to get it while it’s hot off the press.


Featuring 4 princesses, moon, ocean, forest and sakura princess. They are dressed and have their hair colored accordingly.


There are many collectibles here, from the compact case to the falsies. So cuteee!!!


The full collections can be seen at their images, but the ones that made it in Indonesia are these:


After looking at those super duper cute irresistible items, I see the demo makeup is finished, and here she is in sakura mode:


And I also want some sakura attached to the eyes, so Ms. Dwi create an ocean sakura for me ^^


Thank you Ms. Dwi and please do take a look at her makeup too, wow! All of the colors of the moon, forest, ocean and sakura are all there.


Then, we have a chance to get a bookmark made freshly by the artists invited. Psst! These artists are using shu uemura’s products as their tools, so they create shapes and colors with the eyebrow pencils, lipstick, eyeshadow, and many more.


Thank you shu uemura Indonesia for having me at the event and don’t forget to see you soon at Mal Kelapa Gading on the 25th of May 2013!!!


See you soon, dressed as one of the princesses and won products from shu uemura ya!

Last but not least, here is my video showing off the products available from the shu uemura ob collections.


From mousse, cleansing oils, lipstick and falsies. Grab them fast!

Hello ladies,

I think by now the brand Paula’s Choice has been heard several times by many beauty bloggers. And since years ago they did land in Indonesia. So they offer me to try some samples from their skincare, cosmetics, and body series.

Sachets samples are given, so I can’t say much about them, just first experiences. And I wont share many details as well since I can’t share much within the 2-5 ml(s) items. Rest assure all of them are available at


There are: Optimal result hydrating cleanser, weekly resurfacing treatment (10% AHA), Daily smoothing treatment (5% AHA), Skin recovery moisturizer, Advanced replenish toner, Skin recovery daily moisturizing lotion with SPF 15, Skin recovery moisturizer, and Resist pure radiance skin brightening treatment, skin recovery super antioxidant concentrate serum.

There are a number of trial and errors since the team from Paula’s Choice Indonesia doesn’t exactly know my skin condition, so the first batch of cleanser for dry skin doesn’t work well on me. Maybe it is for a super dry skin with flakiness. On me the cleanser leave so many leftovers, even for daily debris. When I swipe a cotton of toner, there will be residue of the stuff left uncleaned. 

The toner is okay and hydrating, this one I can use, but a big no no for anything with AHA and BHA from Paula’s Choice. I can’t stand it. The BHA immediately causes the hands to feel numb and itchy, while the AHA on the face causing acne.

The serum and moisturizer is okay but I dislike the scent and the super rich texture. In the end the first batch ends in almost failure. However, the Paula’s team in Indonesia are not a bunch of people who would easily gave up on me, and so do I. I think it’s just a matter of finding the right products for my skin.

The only thing from the first batch that I haven’t try is the Resist pure radiance skin brightening treatment, which I’ll share with you along with the second batch.


So on the second batch they send me more items. Most of them works really well on my skin, so yes, there’s a progress in finding my match ^^. The first item I’ve tried is the Gentle touch makeup remover. It works really well in cleaning the makeup, from the base (look at the image above) and even waterproof mascara and eyeliners (image below) without causing the skin to stress out. No discomfort, no allergies, no itchiness, just a good gentle yet effective cleanser. This is what I need.


And then I followed up with a Moisture boost one step face cleanser and failed. It doesn’t help me in cleaning the residue, and when I use it again the day after without any makeup on, so just for cleaning daily residue (sebum, daily dirts, etc) it still left some. So when I swipe a cotton pad filled with toner, there are dirt, and I can feel the sebum are untouched. I know the difference between a cleanser that does a great job in cleaning yet the skin still feels so moist and soft and supple, but this moisture boost one step face cleanser left too much, even the skin doesn’t feel clean.


Now, how about the rest? The Beautiful body butter is a simple body butter without that oily effect that most body butter have. Suitable for those with sensitive skin since it contain no fragrance whatsoever, I need fragrance on my toiletries heehee! So, I think that’s the only low point on this particular item. The while body butter is easily apply without any stickiness nor grease, so hooray for that.

Wow! It’s been up and down hasn’t it?! It is the reality of skincare and other products, some does work on me, while some just doesn’t. The following item works well on me too, the one item from the first batch I haven’t try: Resist pure radiance skin brightening treatment. This pearly glow product is like a wonder. easily applied on the skin and sunk in leaving the skin soft and for the 5x1ml I can’t say anything about the effective brightening effect, but so far, none from this item bothers me. I love the texture, the feeling on my skin, the natural scent from the ingredients, it is lovely and I’ll keep using it for sure.

Last but not least is the Barely there sheer matte tint in sheer ivory, hmm, it was a tone too dark on me. I look like I just spend a day in the sun on the beach. And for me it’s not barely there, it was  completely there, the coverage is sheer but the feeling is thicker than barely there. After a while, the skin feels itchy too. So, I don’t think this is my favorite product either.

I have one more item, and it’s not a sample size (yippie!!). A Weightless body treatment to help treat my sis’s keratosis pilaris condition on her upper arms. It will be discuss and deliberated on my next post, it might take a while, since a thorough review take weeks up to a month of usage before posting.

So far I have up and down experiences with Paula’s Choice products, but I think since they do have a wide varieties of the products I can choose, I’m still positive in finding more items that are made for me.

Thank you.

Good day everyone!!!

It’s a bit cloudy today and I can barely see the sun. Where is it hiding underneath it all?! But we don’t have to hide, at least the dirt, makeup, and any leftover residue would not have to hide at our pores and clogged our breathing skin.

I’m trying a Multi Cleanser from Laneige to help me with that problem, hopefully after this the problems are solved.


Details from

Product Benefits

– A new 4-in-1 cleanser removes makeup, removes sunscreen, exfoliates and cleanses at once.
– Micro-sized dense foam removes makeup completely leaving fresh feeling
– Mild plant-based cleansing ingredients and Papain enzymes, the exfoliating enzymes extracted from papaya fruit, remove makeup completely and exfoliate for smoother skin.
* Completely removes base makeup, such as sun cream, BB cream, and foundation, as well as color makeup.

How to Use

1. Wet face and then release about a coin-sized amount of cleanser to massage onto face and melt makeup.
2. Use every day to purify pores for brighter skin.


The travel size is enough for a 3 days usage. I’ve tested the product several times and during various condition of the skin, with makeup, with sunscreen, with nothing and just daily debris, etc. I think the texture and scent is quite nice, easily lathered when put on more that other foaming cleanser I’ve used on but haven’t been able to clean the waterproof makeup such as mascara.


The lightly baby blue colored creamy gel able to clean the rest, from sunscreen, base makeup, daily debris with a light exfoliating action but it has to be as a double cleanser (after makeup remover). The lather is friendly to my skin, cleanse without striping the moisture off.

Overall, in terms of texture it is wonderful and if used enough would lather up into this lovable dense foam perfect for cleaning but it wont be able to completely clean makeup especially waterproof makeup. To be used as a double cleaner is perfect for it’s cleaning properties, removed all residue left by the first cleanser, and lightly exfoliate the skin without striping the skin dry.

Hello ladies,

another product from V 10 Plus. It’s the Cleanser from the Luminous Series.


Details from :

Type: Luminous

Clearer skin day after day

Brightening gel cleanser that helps to cleanse impurities thoroughly without ripping off the skin’s natural moisture film. It promotes brightening for a clear and luminous complexion. It contains magnesium ascorbyl phosphate to brighten dull-looking skin caused by external environmental pollution while aloe barbadensis leaf extract and rice bran extract help to improve skin barrier function and moisturise the skin to keep it clean, smooth and supple.

Directions: Squeeze a pea sized amount of cleanser, lather it with water and massage over the face. Rinse off well with water

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate or MAP is known as Vit C in a safe form, here’s a details from

magnesium ascorbyl phosphate

Rating: Best
Antioxidants , Vitamins

Form of vitamin C that is considered stable and an effective antioxidant for skin (Sources: Photochemistry and Photobiology, June 1998, pages 669–675; and Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, March 1997, pages 795–801). This form of vitamin C is also known to increase skin’s hydration levels and improve its elasticity (Source: Skin Research and Technology, August 2008, pages 376–380).
For skin lightening, there is only a single study showing it to be effective for inhibiting melanin production (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, January 1996, pages 29–33). The study concluded that a moisturizer with a 10% concentration of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate “suppressed melanin formation…. The lightening effect was significant in 19 of 34 patients with chloasma or senile freckles and in 3 of 25 patients with normal skin.”  We’re only aware of one product (Dermalogica MAP-15 Regenerator) that contains the amount of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate the study indicated is necessary for lightening skin.

I think Paula’s Choice website is my favorite place to go now, she helps me a lot in understanding ingredients and therefore understanding a product way better, from ingredients to what it actually does to the skin and all it’s benefits. Please do refer directly to the page for the rest of the ingredients above.

Now. back to the review, so, the product does contain a very good ingredient which Paula’s said to be the best (for that one particular ingredient, the other will have to depend on the quality since there are several types and forms).


Let’s open it up and review more from my experience point of view. The packaging is very simple and looks like a pearl has landed all over ^___^ Doesn’t look expensive or luxurious. The details and product details given is adequate and right to the point.


In English and Japanese since the product is sold in Singapore and Japan. The pearly white packaging also represent what’s inside, a pearly white creamy gel.


So easy to lather on and gives enough foaming action. But a foaming tools from Japan would be great as a partner (that white thingy, which made from soft material, kinda plastic-ky, or perhaps rubbery) oh well, an image does means thousand words, here it is:

A bubble foam net (and I miss Japan so much) in Japan there are so many bubble foam net to help consumer to achieve that perfect foam. Since they studied that the denser and thicker it is, the better it helps cleaning the face.

Use it with the cleanser (or just about any cleanser you have at home) and a perfect foam will emerge.


(the image above is the cleanser without bubble foam net)

Applied the foam on the face and gently massage the skin well with it. If makeup is used, especially waterproof ones, use a makeup cleanser first before this cleanser. V10Plus Luminous Series Brightening Cleanser is not made to remove makeup, and I think it is best for daily debris or as a double cleanser after makeup removing or cleansing milk.


Result: A clean face without striping the moisture off, gentle yet gives the skin enough clean feeling. I find it suitable to be use daily and love to have it at home.

Hi dearies ^______^ (been watching Once Upon a Time for too long)

this is item is not specifically made for the ladies, to be certain, it was made for the men and in the men collections … yums!


Details from

Facial Fuel Sky Flyin’ Foaming Multi-Gel

The ultimate all-in-one solution for your shaving and cleansing needs that relieves irritation and provides a smooth shave.  Gentle to skin, lightweight and lathers quickly.  With the help of highly invigorating Caffeine, Vitamin C and E, skin is hydrated, energized and ready for takeoff.
• As a cleanser, this hydrating gel packed with Bamboo, Lemon and Orange Peel Extracts deeply cleanses skin to remove oil and impurities without over-drying or stripping.
• When used for shaving, this multi-tasking formula transforms into a highly lathering, dense foam to lubricate skin for the smoothest of shaves while Panax Ginseng works to minimize redness and irritation.
• To shave, wet face with warm water and apply foam gel as needed. Shave and rinse with cool water. To cleanse, massage gently onto damp skin and rinse with warm water.
• Paraben-free


Where do I even begin to praise it? From the calming properties or to the ability for shaving wise and cleansing while keeping the skin happy, invigorating, energized yet far from irritation and other kind of discomfort a shave could do. And beyond that a clean finish as well as it get the title of Multi-Gel which is multifunction. A self foaming gel that gives anyone a great start for the day.

I’m for sure a sucker in term of foaming the cleanser correctly, and so does my husband. He is a man for sure and plumping up a cleansing foam to a perfect density is NOT on his to do list. It’s not that important for him, yet the skin still need that foam to begin with. This is where I start praising the gel, oh yes, the prelude above is nothing 😀

From the moment I pump it on, a blue clear gel comes out and immediately transform itself into this super fluffy foam ready for action. I use it to shave and for cleansing my face just like he does. I’m not going to let him have all the fun, I want some too. I love the scent and sensation as much as he does and for once (in a while) we both agree on something, we both love this product and will continually use it as a gel for shaving but most of all for cleaning the face. Since the result is a clean skin from daily debris without striping the skin dry, in fact, the skin become so soft and like I said before happy, super happy!

A must try and must have product in every household. Kiehl’s put it in the men’s zone, I put it in unisex.

Hello everyone,

Thanks to Shu Uemura Indonesia, I’m able to share one particular item from their all-time-favorite collection, the cleansing oil.

I’ve been using Ultime8 for almost a month now and feel the cleansing not just gives the skin a clean feeling away from makeup and daily debris, but with a plus size ingredients which you all have says it correctly: 8 botanical oils which are corn, jojoba, soy bean, camellia, safflower seed, ginger root, olive & Shea butter.

So congrats dear winner, for being the first to answer it correctly:


Please send me your details through email at with full address and phone number too ^__^

Don’t forget to share me your review as well!!!

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!


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.


Details from

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.


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?


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 ( 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 ^__^

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.


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.


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.


Here are more images of the konjac sponges for body .


And for facial use (bamboo charcoal type).


Let’s open the packaging and see the product.

The one for the body:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Hi everyone,

I’ve shared my recent post regarding Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oils, s? Yes, there’s so much of them. Please do read it HERE.

Now there are 6 cleansing oils in the market from Shu Uemura represents by 6 beauty bloggers.

For A/I Cleansing Oil:

For Classic Cleansing Oil

For A/O Cleansing Oil


For Ultime 8 Cleansing Oil:

For Whiteefficient Cleansing Oil:

For Fresh Cleansing Oil

We will share about our choice of Cleansing Oil, reviews and oh yes, a giveaway for the readers as well. Each bloggers will give 1 full size Cleansing Oil from Shu Uemura according to their selection.

Please do stay tune for more details and review.

Ultime 8 lovers?

Stay here where I’ll share more for you on my next post.


See you soon!