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Hello everyone,

fresh report ready for your delight.

It’s today’s event with The Body Shop Indonesia

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Press Release and Product Knowledge freshly caught from The Body Shop Indonesia.
Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside
Product Launch



Moisture White™ Shiso BB Serum Inside
·       71 % dari 100 perempuan Asia yang mencobanya melihat kulitnya menjadi lebih cerah secara instant ketika menggunakan Moisture White™ Shiso BB Serum Inside.
·      Memiliki 8 manfaat: Brightening (mencerahkan), instant hydration (hidrasi instan), natural finish (tampak natural), easily blendable (mudah berbaur dengan kulit), uv protection (melindungi dari sinar ultraviolet), soothing (menyegarkan), evens skin tone (meratakan warna kulit), lightweight (ringan di kulit).
·      Mengandung vitamin C yang merupakan antioksidan untuk mengurangi produksi melanin berlebih.
·      Mengandung tanaman akar manis (liquorice) yang meningkatkan kecerahan kulit.
·      Mengandung tanaman lidah buaya (aloe vera) organik yang membuat kulit sejuk dan nyaman.

Sejarah BB Cream
·       BB Cream pertama kali digunakan di Jerman pada tahun 1960.
·       BB Cream pertama kali dibuat oleh seorang dermatologist bernama Dr. Christine Schrammek.
·       BB Cream awalnya dibuat untuk perawatan kulit sensitif para pasien setelah mengalami berbagai perlakuan pada saat operasi seperti pengelupasan, operasi dengan laser, perawatan jerawat dan lain-lain.
·       Dr. Christine Schrammek kemudian mengkomersialkan BB Cream sebagai blemish balm.
·       BB Cream diperkenalkan ke Jepang dan Korea pada 1985.
·       BB Cream populer di Korea Selatan yang sangat mendambakan kulit sehat dan halus bersinar. Para selebriti Korea Selatan (yang memiliki karakter kulit dambaan tersebut) menggunakan produk BB Cream dan kemudian BB Cream dikenal sebagai rahasia aktris-aktris Korea.

Manfaat BB Cream
·       Perempuan-perempuan Korea menggunakan BB Cream sebagai penganti foundation karena manfaatnya yang dapat menutupi flek hitam atau bekas jerawat dikulit wajah.
·       BB Cream bukan hanya sebagai base makeup, namun saat ini telah berkembang dengan ditambahkan benefit untuk perawatan dan perlindungan kulit, sehingga dapat disebut sebagai produk perawatan kulit multi fungsi.

Manfaat Serum
·       Serum merupakan produk perawatan kulit untuk meningkatkan tampilan kulit dengan konsentrasi bahan aktif dan kandungan nutrisi yang lebih tinggi dari produk lain.
·       Serum dapat menembus hingga ke lapisan kulit yang lebih dalam secara lebih cepat dan efektif karena memiliki molekul-molekul yang lebih kecil. Sedangkan molekul-molekul produk cream hanya berada pada lapisan kulit luar.

Shiso
·       Shiso merupakan nama Jepang dari tanaman Perilla frutescens varietas crispa.
·       Tanaman ini digunakan dalam berbagai kuliner Jepang. Daun shiso hijau utuh biasa digunakan untuk alas dalam menyajikan wasabi(kuliner pedas khas Jepang), atau berbagai tsuma (hiasan kuliner) dan ken (lobak).
·       Shiso dipercaya mengurangi tanda-tanda pembuatan melanin dini sehingga kulit lebih cerah bercahaya.

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While Ms. Laila continues with the demo, team The Body Shop shares more and Q&A as well with the media.


The Body Shop® Luncurkan Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside:
BB Cream Dengan Kandungan Serum Yang Memiliki 8 Manfaat

Cara praktis untuk base make up sekaligus membantu melindungi kulit wajah dari sinar matahari serta merawat kulit agar menjadi lebih cerah

Jakarta, 7 Mei 2013 – The Body Shop® menghadirkan Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside kepada masyarakat Indonesia. BB Cream yang dikombinasikan dengan serum tersebut dirancang khusus untuk kulit Asia. Di dalamnya antara lain mengandung bahan Shiso yang membantu meratakan dan mencerahkan kulit wajah, serta SPF25 PA+++ yang bisa melindungi kulit perempuan Indonesia dari sinar ultra violet sebagai akibat dari perubahan iklim. 

Peluncuran Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Insidedigelar di Jakarta pada Selasa (7/5) yang diisi dengan talkshow dan demo oleh The Body Shop®. Hadir sebagai pembicara di acara tersebut Astrid Indrasari, Training Manager The Body Shop® Indonesia, dan dr. Amaranila Lalita Sp.KK, Dermatologist, serta artis Mellisa Karim sebagai moderator.

Astrid Indrasari mengatakan The Body Shop®  terus melakukan berbagai inovasi dalam menciptakan produk kecantikan alami. Demi menemukan bahan-bahan alami terbaik dan mempersembahkan produk dengan manfaat bagi kecantikan alami konsumennya. Kali ini The Body Shop® memperkenalkan Moisture White™ Shiso BB Serum Inside, BB cream pertamayang terdapat kandungan serum didalamnya dan dirancang khusus untuk kulit perempuan Asia termasuk Indonesia.

dr. Amaranila Lalita Drijono Sp.KK menambahkan bahwa BB Cream merupakan sebuah revolusi didalam dunia kosmetik kecantikan, dimana dahulu, BB Cream (Blemish Balm Cream) awalnya dibuat di Jerman hanya untuk membantu menutupi bercak-bercak kemerahan atau dark spot pada kulit   para pasien setelah tindakan peremajaan kulit dengan laser,  pengelupasan bedah kimiawi,  operasi dengan laser dan lain-lain. Kemudian BB cream dikembangkan oleh Korea sehingga menjadi trend di industri kosmetik saat ini, dengan mengembangkan BB cream bukan semata krim pelindung yang hanya berfungsi sebagai foundation/alas bedak yang membantu menutupi bercak-bercak tersebut (efek kosmetik) tapi juga mampu memberi nilai tambah untuk perawatan kulit si pemakai dengan ditambahkannya berbagai bahan aktif yang bekerja semisal untuk melindungi kulit dari sinar matahari, melindungi  kulit dari radikal bebas, mengobati jerawat ringan hingga membantu menyehatkan kulit seperti mencerahkan warna kulit.

Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside merupakan produk yang memiliki delapan manfaat, yaitu Brightening, Instant Hydration, Natural Finish, Soothing, UV Protection with SPF 25+++, Lightweight, Evens skin tone, Easy blend able. Jadi moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside lebih dari sekadar BB Cream. Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside berfungsi sebagai base make up sekaligus merawat kulit. Perempuan saat ini menginginkan produk yang lengkap dan Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside merupakan produk make-up yang dapat juga sekaligus merawat dan melindungi kulit wajah,” kata Astrid Indrasari.

Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside diramu dengan berbagai bahan-bahan spesial seperti tanaman tradisional Jepang Shiso, vitamin C, tanaman akar manis (liquorice), dan lidah buaya organik. Shiso merupakan sejenis mint yang dipercaya mengurangi tanda-tanda awal produksi melanin pada kulit sehingga kuit lebih cerah dan bercahaya. Vitamin C merupakan antioksidan yang sudah dikenal luas dan membantu mengurangi produksi melamin berlebih. Tanaman akar manis kaya akan kandungan flavonoids dan dikenal meningkatkan kecerahan kulit. Lidah buaya memberikan rasa segar dan sejuk pada kulit.

dr. Amaranila Lalita Drijono Sp.KK menjelaskan bahan-bahan alami yang terkandung didalam Moisture White™ Shiso BB Serum Inside merupakan bahan-bahan dasar yang aman bagi kulit dan punya manfaat bagi kesehatan  kulit.  Contohnya, kandungan bahan lidah buaya yang memberikan efek calming (menenangkan) ini cukup penting dan bermanfaat bagi kulit perempuan Indonesia. Jenis warna kulit perempuan Indonesia seperti bagian dari perempuan Asia lainnya itu mempunyai lebih banyak pigmen sehingga lebih mudah menjadi  gelap bila mengalami iritasi ringan sekalipun seperti yang ditimbulkan oleh gesekkan, garukan, panas, adanya kontak dengan  beberapa bahan kimiawi tertentu yang dapat bersifat iritan bagi kulit, yang kesemuanya ini dapat menyebabkan  warna kulit menjadi lebih gelap, timbul bercak gelap pada kulit atau flek kehitaman. Atau dengan kata lain, setiap iritasi pada tipe kulit Asia akan berpotensi membuat warna kulit menjadi gelap. Adanya Aloe Vera atau Lidah Buaya dengan efek calming diharapkan mampu meredam iritasi-iritasi tersebut, sehingga mampu membantu mencegah terbentuknya noda gelap pada kulit Asia.

Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside khusus dikembangkan untuk perempuan Asia dan telah diuji. Dari 100 perempuan Asia yang mencobanya, 71% melihat kulit mereka tampak lebih baik secara instant pada saat penggunaan. Produk ini terbukti memiliki manfaat kecerahan dan meningkatkan kemilau kulit. Hal tersebut hasil dari bahan-bahan organik, sehingga juga aman untuk kulit dan pemakainya tidak perlu khawatir adanya efek samping bahan-bahan kimia.

Bahan-bahan organik dibeli dengan sistem Community Fair Trade yang menguntungkan masyarakat-masyarakat lokal. Bahan aloe vera untuk Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside dibeli melalui Community Fair Trade dari Guatemala dan pembelian itu digunakan untuk membantu instalasi pompa air irigasi untuk petani-petani daerah El Progreso, Guatemala.

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Tentang The Body Shop® Indonesia
The Body Shop® merupakan natural  and ethical beauty brand yang berasal dari Inggris. The Body Shop® terus menerus mencari bahan-bahan alami dari seluruh penjuru dunia untuk menghadirkan kepada Anda produk-produk yang sangat efektif, untuk menambah kecantikan alami Anda. The Body Shop® Indonesia beroperasi  sejak 1992 telah tumbuh dan berkembang bersama masyarakat Indonesia selama 20 tahun dan memiliki lebih dari 79 toko yang tersebar di hampir seluruh wilayah Indonesia. Sebagai  perusahaan yang mempunyai tanggung jawab yang tinggi terhadap masyarakat, secara berkelanjutan The Body Shop® Indonesia menjalankan program tanggung jawab perusahaan (Corporate Social Responsibility/CSR) melalui nilai – nilai sosial yang disebut values of The Body Shop® antara lain Defend Human Rights, Protect Our Planet,  Against Animal Testing,  Community Trade, Activate Self-Esteem. Kantor Pusat The Body Shop® Indonesia yang berlokasi di Bintaro, Tangerang adalah pemenang Green Office Competition 2009.
Informasi mengenai The Body Shop Indonesia dapat dilihat di www.thebodyshop.co.id.


Psst! All the white stripes is: Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside.

As always The Body Shop doesn’t just deliver wonderful products but a helping hands to those who needs.

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And have all the fun ^___^ by doing good.

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Now let’s see the products shall we?! It’s a BB Cream with Serum Inside, wait, so it is a serum? Nope, but has a potent like serum. So you don’t have to be confused whether it has to be used before moisturizer like normal serum. This BB Cream is supposed to be used like any normal BB Cream.

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Don’t forget to check out their details while doing so.

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Here’s the product, on the hand it appears so white, but wait, after blending in, it will give the skin a sheer finish with healthy complexion without being too much. Below I’ll share a video of my transformation using the BB Shiso.

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After trying on my hands, the model has finish with all the makeup as well.

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And picture time!!!! Without the products,

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and with the products ^___^

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Try the full collection for an optimum and overall experience of Moisture White with The Body Shop. Oh and at the event, TBS also bring the Shiso leaves, oranges, they are all the ingredients inside Moisture White. Shiso alse one of the eatable plants, Japanese and Korean has been using it as one of their menu.

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From the nature to the skin. Calming, brightening and in the end helps to lighten up the skin to become fairer, less spots and a more even skin tone.

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I think all of you understand completely and ready to see the product in action, without further ado, here’s the video, from the Sharing session, a bit Q&A, and my makeover!

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The BB Shiso feels light on the skin, no tackiness nor heaviness found. Like I’m in my own skin and the shade just blends in, yes, it only come in one shade fits all.

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I’m leaving you with the ads on how the BB Shiso gives 8 benefits in 1 and the full collection.

Thank you The Body Shop Indonesia.

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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 everyone,

as always IBB has come with another makeup challenge not to be missed ^__^ This month’s theme is Bling It On, inspired by diamante and products that’s on the stake is from NYX. You got to won a set of hampers worth Rp.500.000. There will be two winner as always so the total prize is Rp.1000.000.

Don’t forget the staffs of IBB and past winners are not allowed to participate.

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So, as a staff myself, I’m just going to share my version of Bling It On.

Above is my before look, so plain ^__^

A pre-cleanse skin with toner, serum and moisturizer.

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Step 1:

Using an All In One BB Cream from The Body Shop in 02. A little bit too dark for my skin tone but I’ll compensate it with a fair Cyber White EX compact from Estee Lauder which is a bit too light on me.

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The BB Cream starts as white cream and by dabbing it all over the skin, they’ll turn into skin tones accordingly.

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After the BB Cream is well spread.

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Step 2. To finish off the base I’m using compact by Estee Lauder by using the sponge and carefully blend everything well since sometime it can be cakey. But by adding Revlon loose powder somehow they are able to create a harmony.

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Step 3.

Using a highlighter, bronzer and shading all in one with that famous item from The Body Shop. Which I think wonderful and able to give me an enhance cheek bone. Shaping the face to be more contoured than before.

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Step 4:

Adding some blush action for that healthy perky rosy glow also using a product from The Body Shop.

Step 5.

Eye shadow and eye brow pencil from ZA

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Step 5.

NYX, The Curve, an eyeliner with unique shape and design which made using eyeliner easier. The curvy tool made the hand stay steadier while during application deliver rigid line. So don’t try to do a straight line all the way. Make small lines and connect them that smooth lines above the eyes.

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Below is the result. Since the look focusing near the eyes area, I’m making a slightly longer lines with a wink upward.

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Using an eyelash curler from Shu Uemura only to help the lashes to curls.

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Before the final step which is decorating, colored eye lenses, and fake lashes, I use the lip gloss from The Body Shop, it smells berry-licious but found to be quite sticky.

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I hope it add some tiny bling on the look thou’

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By using eyelash glue, I add some bling on forehead. And some heart shaped gold dusts (product by IZU) on the rear sides.

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One on the right side and one on the left.

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The images are taken with 2 different camera, iPhone and Fujifilm Fine Pix. iPhone able to capture normal light with more focused on details on low resolution, while Fine Pix absorbed light more with higher resolution yet unable to focus on closed range.

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I hope you get the idea ^_^ 


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But I feel I need more bling so I added one more but still in an ambiance of simplicity and hoping to see the contestant to take it further and really bling it on!

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Check out my full transformation below of before, and after all are done.
  
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Make yours soon and see you on Indonesian Beauty Blogger Facebook Group!

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On the 23rd of March 2013,

we all celebrated Earth Hour, people all over the world turn off their lights and any form of electricity just for an hour.

And some of us gathered at The Body Shop store in Grand Indonesia.

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The media and me are here so we can experience the live presentation and real action of the team from The Body Shop Indonesia. Personally, I feel like the Earth Hour is not ‘celebrated’ as much as the years before. We need to take actions in preserving our home planet and Earth Hour is one of it.

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The warmth greetings from the the staff behind events and events of The Body Shop are there and they are excited, we all should. The earth has been our home for thousands and thousands of years, keeping them a place to be called a home for future generations is something has ti be done and due to the ticking of the times, act fast is the solution.

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By saying No to plastic, The Body Shop Indonesia starts a campaign in the urge of priorities. There are other issues that will help our mother earth, recycle, reducing waste, reducing energy, savings energy, use alternate fuel, and many more. But now, in Indonesia alone, plastic is our ‘enemy’.


Not just any plastic, those disposable plastic bags.

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Before the event started, I have a chance to take pictures with Amanda and Laura, they are amongst the people who happen to be celebrity and care about Earth Hour.

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Me and Melissa, the MC. She looks so lovely with her puffy skirt and have you noticed that all of them are using an Earth Hour T-shirt, all the media also get one, mine is inside that TBS bag ^__^

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Soon Ms. Maya called us to get into the store, it is about to start. While they are thanking us for coming to the event, we are thanking them for inviting us. I feel different there, like good things does meant to be shared and doing good things together do makes it better as more people participate and hand in hand ‘do’ something for the earth to be healed.

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One by one they all get to share their version in doing what’s right. Maybe next time, all of us can say one thing we want or already done to save the planet. Who knows, maybe one of our ideas can easily be applied to someone else’s life and feel related one to another.

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The CEO also have something to share with all of us, Ibu Suzy, ‘the mother’ of The Body Shop for her share on Earth Hour. Changes in The Body Shop stores such as using only LED lights, engaging with customer for participating in Earth Hour and any social benefit actions are some of her ideas in giving back for the nature.

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By the time the clock strike 7.ooPM the lights are turn of and words appeared : No To Plastic.

I’m leaving you with some thoughts from The Body Shop Indonesia:

Dear Rekan Media,
The Body Shop® sebagai role model dalam dunia bisnis dengan kepedulian tinggi terhadap isu-isu lingkungan untuk melindungi planet bumi, menjadikan momen Earth Hour (23 Maret) hingga Hari Bumi (22 April) untuk melaksanakan Green Month Campaign. Dengan mengambil tema “Say No to Plastic”, The Body Shop® mengajak masyarakat untuk tidak menggunakan kantong plastik dan botol plastik kemasan.

Selain tetap bekerjasama dengan WWF pada program Earth Hour tahun ini, The Body Shop® juga akan melibatkan sejumlah selebritis untuk memberikan aksi nyata mereka kepada Bumi. The Body Shop® mengajak para selebritis ini untuk turut mensosialisasikan ancaman sampah plastik bagi kelestarian Bumi kepada para penggemarnya. Selain itu, seperti tahun-tahun sebelumnya The Body Shop® juga akan memadamkan lampu di seluruh tokonya sebagai aksi nyata melindungi Bumi.

So, what did you do to protect the earth?
Hello everyone,

as usual The Body Shop and their continuous action in the society and the earth, now presenting, “Say No To Plastic”.

Collaborating with Central Park Mall, they will have ‘grab your plastic’ and trade it for FREE with a special bag, so you no longer need plastic to carry your stuff.

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We all know how bad plastic is, they don’t just disappear into thin air, they stay there for hundreds of years, creating piles of garbage which will ‘clogged’ our space, life and earth. So The Body Shop think the time is now and we can’t delay anymore.

The media are gathered couple days ago, listening to their program at the Patio.

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Each of us are given a pin which says, “This is my action, where’s yours?”. A huge reminder for everyone to take part in this effort to help the earth to become a better place. From turning off the light during Earth Hour or savings in daily basis. Say no just not for plastic, but styrofoam and other needless junk.

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The MC on that day is Melissa, she looks lovely in green and it is a refreshing to see her so excited about the program. In the other hand, I’m feeling skeptic about myself. I know we’re doing good here and it does took effort, commitment and will to be able to say completely no to plastic.

Where everywhere surrounds me use plastic as if it was the normal thing to do. So The Body Shop team reminds us what’s the damage done by plastic and all the nasty stuff thrown away. They are talking about toxic, poisons and chemical waste that hurts us from burning those plastic. Cancers and other diseases or infections.

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Mr. Toha Azhary, from The Body Shop, share how The Body Shop has started recycling program years ago, so any empty packaging from their products to be brought back to their store and every 3 empty bottles you’ll get 5 points. Neat isn’t it?! I’ve participate in this recycling program around 3 years now and I get benefits from the point as well.

The Body Shop also encourage everyone to think twice before purchasing anything, so it save money and less trash as well. Another program TBS have is during the Earth Hour around 50% of the lighting in all TBS store will be turn off and all customer will get 15% off on ALL products. Make sure you bring your own shopping bag and keep saying no to waste.

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Veru Y Setiady (TBS) and a representative from Central Park also there. They will be a team in a program called ‘Rampok Plastik’ (grab your plastic as mentioned above) on 7th April 2013. Beside that during the Earth Hour (23 March 2013) from 20.30-21.30 Central Park Mall will join in turning off the lights as well for their Green Universe Central Park campaign.

The Body Shop in their office in Bintaro has successfully put “No Styrofoam In This Office” Policy, no disposable plastic bottle, won Green office Competition in 2009, make biopori, energy auditing and many more.

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For TBS this is personal and everything begin with one self, their personal life, their office life and neighborhood. From the CEO to the customer, TBS will keep pursuing their efforts to make the earth a better place.

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On the spot TBS gives 10 media a chance to replace their plastic bag with eco-friendly shopping bag. This is what’s the bag looks like and during the ‘Rampok Plastik’ these shopping bag will be distributed, if I’m not mistaken they are going to sponsored 1000 of these. Please, don’t come just to exchange the plastic, but actually use the shopping bag instead of plastic every single day. And save the planet in other ways as well, as stop wasting water, electricity, use public transportation (TBS also encourage us to push the local government to provide better and safer transportation), recycle, and many other ways you can think off. No idea is too small, the only bad idea is the one you’re not doing it. 

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As usual TBS are inviting the celebrities to participate in the program. I’m happy to hear that they are eager to do so and gives examples on how to do it in their daily life, the key is to just do it. How about you? Have you start saying NO to plastic?



Hello ^__^

With a lot of buzz about BB Cream lately and seems like the crave for BB Cream last for a long time too, The Body Shop has come up with their own version of BB Cream.

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Today these goodies come knockin’ on my door and I’m happily accept them. I’ll create a look using all of them but now this post will be just about the BB Cream called All-in-one BB Cream.
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Details from www.thebodyshop.com.sg:

A masterpiece of make-up and skincare, our All-In-One BB Cream possesses a lightweight formula that provides 24hr hydration and colour-adapts for a perfect match and a smooth, undetectable finish. It’s make-up and skincare in one!
Apply over moisturised skin and see the colour transform and adapt perfectly to your skin tone. For increased coverage, apply All-In-One Face Base.

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Still in their strength as a skincare brand well-known all around the world, the BB Cream focused on providing the skin a 24 hour moisture, doesn’t clogged the pores, light, soften the skin and even out the tone.

Mine is 02 Natural, but how come it’s white?

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Apparently all of their shades start as a white light cream where there’s dots, tiny brown/dark dots. It will burst and provide tone to the skin. I think mine should be 01.

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Let’s just try the product, shall we?!

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As clearly seen the BB Cream is still white when touching the skin, I try this circular moment and feels like the skin is getting a scrub, so the representative of The Body Shop Indonesia told me not to use ‘massaging’ movement but to dab gently.

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And after gently dabbing, carefully distribute the cream (still with dabbing movement). I think a sponge or brush would do the trick as well. But fingers is always my first choice. The smell is wonderful, like something from the forest, wild flowers aroma ^__^

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After well spread, this is my ‘after’ look. The BB Cream covers the skin light-medium coverage. Hide large pores, uneven skin tone and gives the skin a moisturizing effect with a noticeable moist look as well. Powder is needed afterwards so the skin will have a velvety finish. Unlike most BB Cream out there, the All-in-one BB Cream from The Body Shop doesn’t have any sun protection. So when used day time please use a sunscreen first before the BB Cream, and made this  product suitable to be used at night as well.

Cleansing wise? Use a makeup remover.

Stay tune for my next post creating a look with the whole Best Sellers makeup series from The Body Shop, and psssst!!! A little bird told me the 01 shade (Rosy) is the most sought after in Indonesia, so grab one fast before too late.



Hi everyone,

after series of makeup and facial care, let’s move on to the body series. This one is among my favorite range from The Body Shop, Moringa. A sweet floral scent with lovely aroma of a spa. Moringa Body scrub is here.

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Details from www.thebodyshop.co.id:

A gentle exfoliating scrub for radiant looking skin, subtly scented with a delicate, floral fragrance. Stimulates the skin and removes dead skin cells when massaged into the skin. Leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and better prepared to absorb the next layer of moisture.
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The particles are tiny and I can see a colorful tiny beads are here . . . what are those? On the packaging it was said moringa fruit powder, walnut shell, and ground rice are there, maybe that’s them. While Cherry scrub is bigger in terms of scrub particle, this one is smaller, way smaller, and I like them both. There are days where I prefer larger scrub beads and there are days where smaller size scrub is needed. The Body Shop got it all covered for any moods.

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I use Moringa Body Scrub anytime I want to be pampered like royalty, oh, like a princess.

The scrub used on damp skin, massage in circular motion and let it glide all over the place. Put special attention on areas such as knees and elbows where the skin are thickening, so the scrub may help to loosen up and soft radiant skin appeared from within. After rinsing the skin get this glistening effect, like there’s some fragrant oil which gives scent to the skin and moist looking too.

Now on when to use it, I found them may be used before body wash and after, either way for me it’s depends on the mood. I know for sure it was recommended to be used before body wash, but I like the scent to last longer on the skin, so sometime I use body wash first then the body scrub.

I use the scrub around 1-2 times a week. Suitable to be used with the whole range of Moringa’s, body lotion, butter, etc for a more in-depth lingering scent of moringa and elastic younger appearance of the skin.


Hello lovelies,

Indonesian Beauty Blogger March 2013 is officially started today ^__^

Created a look like a dazzling Marilyn and win prizes from The Balm, a cosmetic brand from San Fransisco which recently landed in Indonesia.

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Some of the products used in this tutorial are courtesy of The Balm and will help me creating a look that hopefully as mesmerizing as Ms. Monroe herself.

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Here are the three items, Balms Away, the eye makeup remover, Shady lady, an eye shadow with a whole lotta attitude, and Mary Lou Manizer, a highlighter / luminizer that want to get all the attention she can get.


I’ll share Balms Away review on a next post and two makeups here ^__^

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It’s gonna be an exciting next post ^__–

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Let’s start the step to step guide of me trying to create a glimpse of Marilyn’s iconic look.

Start with a bare face.

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Boi-ing, an industrial strength concealer from Benefit to cover large pores, under eye, fine lines and other imperfection.


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Shiseido Lifting Foundation shade I 00, by fingers, dot a few spots on 5 parts and blend away. Covering all the uneven skin tone and creating a base for the skin. Wait for a good 5 minutes before the next step, so the foundation have time to sets in.

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Followed by a compact powder by Estee Lauder.

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I use a foundation brush for CyberWhite EX Extra Brightening Powder Makeup. Make sure the skin is completely dry and the foundation has set before this powder or it will make some blotchy effect.

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Then a Loose Powder from Teint Miracle series from Lancome, a very beautiful light powder that gives the skin a luminous effect with a mild glistening aura.

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On some part Touche Eclat from Yves Saint Laurent is added, then blend with fingers.

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Anna Sui Eyebrow Color Compact is used for my brow in shade 03. Simple, so easy to use and looks natural.

Don’t forget to tidy up the brows first.

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I use a base for eyeshadow using Kate eye shadow in PU-1 inspired by this look from Marilyn,

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She looks stunningly beautiful.

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Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner for that cat eye look or at least a winged, but I need something more, the lashes.

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D’Eyeko is used, and just happen to be the only lashes I have that able to create a very sexy cat eyed lashes.

Tips of using D’Eyeko that I get from Lizzie, use from the outer side to the inner, and it works!

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A subtle touch of a Cheeky Glow, for that light blushing touch from Maybelline.

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I need a shadow that really perk up the eyes and increase the effect of the sexy lashes, Shady Lady is here.

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Comes in 10 gorgeous shades that’s bold and brave.

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There’s some tiny sparkles, I see they have some shades that’s not available in other cosmetic brands and unique too.
The selling price is Rp.150.000.

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Same goes with Mary Lou Manizer, which I think a must added collection to any beauty pouch. Rp.280.000.

I love this highlighter as it draw attention right through it and exactly where you want the attention to be. Easily blend and watch out, you may in for a spotlight \^0^/

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Then, it’s the lips, I tried making them thin but decided to make it bold and so red and seductive,
Maybelline Red Porcelain, I love this lipstick, like a red leather just landed and rule.

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No Marilyn look would be complete without that famous black dot, right below her left cheek.

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Using the Hyper Sharp Liner again and voila!

I want to go all out with a blonde wig, but try imagining Marilyn in a brunette.

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Using my Philips are a curler, a wave that says, hello, I’m here.

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Get a help from L’Oreal Professionnel Bounce Whip.

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Divide the hair section by section and tongs on! Change my clothes into something with vintage tag label, and I’m ready!

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How do I look?

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Inspired? Please do join the makeup challenge and create your own version of Marilyn Monroe and win prizes.

Submit your creation here:

CLICK ME

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 “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”
Marilyn Monroe

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Images of Ms. Monroe from Google Search and Quote from www.goodreads.com

Hi everyone ^__^

Especially those makeup-addicts. IBB is back with makeup challenge and as always as staff we will provide some looks for you to copy. We gladly do that as well.

After trying to figure it out a unique topic for the members, one of the staff (start with letter H) really want a Valentine with no pink with it. Say whattt?? Valentine is all about pink, so now, try to twist your mind into something romantic without the signature color.

Register here: CLICK ME.

And thank you Make Over for the prizes so the girls (or boys) can win some of these wonderful goodies. For a look using products from Make Over, you all may visit Carryna’s blog.

Now, here’s mine

Here are all the products I’ve used for the look, variety from Anna Sui, Laneige, Palgantong, Estee Lauder, The Body Shop, Dasoda and Lash Grip. You may search their individual review at my blog on the labels or search through the search tab.
Using Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion SPF 50+ PA +++ as a base. This is the first time I’m using the product and it was quite easy to be used and lovely. Later I’ll provide the review on another post.
 
Below is the image of me after using Laneige.
Mine is No.21 Natural Beige. The shade is very natural as most BB Cream will gives skin a greyish tone or whitish, so it is not really natural. Really natural? Yup, they are ‘mild’ on the skin, like light-medium coverage and look somewhat natural compared to ‘old days’ foundation. But nowadays, foundation already gives us so many choices to look like we are on our ‘born-with’ skin.

So back to Laneige, the Snow BB Soothing Cushion is able to make an evenness, covers most of the problems and ready for some colors.

Add Palgantong powder so there base are set finely. This product is still my best loose powder for being so good in not melting. It kept the makeup sets for 12 hours or so. I’ve used it during my trip to Osaka in summer and touching up is a privilege. This powder is able to stand through sweats and sebum for more than 12 hours. Just remember when sweating to dab on the tissue and don’t swipe. Dab is the best thing for a settled makeup.

The thing I do next is adding some blush on from The Body Shop, it’s an old product which I still love thanks to the shimmering effect of a rosy glow. Not pinky ya, rosy.

Make eyebrows using Anna Sui’s brow set, and eye shadows as well and make it all about sophisticated purple. A strong yet still romantic tones to be used in Valentine.

And adding some purple lashes. Using Lash Grip is wonderful as it is black in color and sticks for the whole day as long as during usage, it is waited until dry and no sweat has touched the unset glue. Removing the glue is tricky as it will not come off altogether. Or perhaps I use too much? In my defense if I’m using less, it will be gone in a few hours.

An eyeliner is added, DASODA is used and a stay on waterproof eyeliner also help to masquerade the gap between the fake lashes and the real one attached to my eyes.

Last, after seeing the whole look, I think my eyes should be the center of attention, I use a peachy gloss on the lips from Estee Lauder.

 
And the makeup is done, but Valentine wont be suffice with this look, I need a wardrobe to make them complete.

 

In a magenta colored dress.
I’m ready! Submit yours soon ya ^__–
Hi ladies,

I’m back with more review on skincare. Natrulift is one of The Body Shop skincare range. This particular product comes with a series around 2-3 years ago.


Details from http://www.thebodyshop.co.id

Skin feels firmer and hydrated, wrinkles appear softer. Moisturises for up to 12 hours. For signs of ageing.

(the image is taken when the product is just opened)

I was hesitate at first in making this review since, I’m not a fan of the product for it’s smell. When I thought of pomegranate, I think of something very fresh, juicy and fruity, however the day cream smells like . . . cosmetics. Like a cheap oily lip gloss. A bit sharp on the nose and it eliminates the image of fresh fruity scent in my head.

The cream looks like colored and heavy from the image but when touches it was very soft, like gel soft and melts away like butter … and oily a bit like butter. This is the second part of why I don’t like it. It is a bit greasy on the skin. For those with normal skin condition (to oily) will dislike this day cream, but those with dry skin will enjoy the comfort of the slightly oily texture since it holds the moisture better.

I was told that Natrulift Firming Day Cream is for aging skin (around 35+) where the skin has lost it elasticity more than before. I don’t see nor feel an immediate firming action but the skin does look and feel suppler, healthier and bouncier.

The cream will start being less oily after 10 minutes and stay on the skin almost all day long keeping the skin hydrated. And the smell will also start disappearing after 10 minutes (that’s a good news for me).

Now, will I keep using it, unfortunately for the scent, I will have to say no. I know it sounds petty, but I’m a aromatic kinda person. But for those with dry skin where has loosen the elasticity, this product may work for you and love the light gel creamy texture as well.