Monday, December 5, 2016

Bioderma Sensibio Light Soothing Cream



Hello lovelies,

first of all, thank you so much Bioderma for this amazing product, for those who owns sensitive skin like me, using the wrong product or accidentally trying things that doesn't happen to be 'friendly' to the skin can mean rashes, redness and even blisters.

Bioderma Sensibio Light Soothing Cream fixed it in time of trouble in a matter of hours for redness and itchy feeling to days when the blisters already happens.

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  • Sensibio Light is a moisturising soothing treatment that biologically strengthens the skin's resistance to attacks and increases the tolerance threshold of sensitive and intolerant skin.
  • A new biological breakthrough for sensitive skin, the TolĂ©ridine patent, boosted by the D.A.F. (Dermatological Advanced Formulation) patented natural complex, inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory molecules and thus makes the skin less reactive.
  • Glycyrrhetinic acid instantly soothes sensations of overheating and tightness and ensures instant comfort.
  • Formulated with active ingredients that have been rigorously selected for their safety, Sensibio Light guarantees optimum tolerance.

Apply Sensibio Light on your face and neck, after cleansing.

WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ISONONANOATE, ISOHEXADECANE, GLYCOL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TRICETEARETH-4 PHOSPHATE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, RHAMNOSE, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, GLYCOL STEARATE, PEG-2 STEARATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE.

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So, as for me, the sensitivity begins from redness, itchy feeling, to extreme dryness, blistery like that feels itchy and pain at the same time. This is for me, is the last straw, it's really uncomfortable and it even disturbed my sleep.

The light white creams is rich and a bit filmy, it moisten the skin instantly and made the redness and irritation subsides. The itchy feeling disappear but for hard core problems like blisters, I have to keep on using the cream for days, until they fully recover. Meanwhile, the aggressor has to be stopped. So when using the Soothing Cream anything that might cause the skin to be sensitive has to be completely stopped so the skin doesn't get worse.

I use the cream on every part of the body where the skin is irritated, not just facial skin. So instead of spreading it like lotion or moisturizer, I only dab it on the affected area. for the face, after the cream, I, then use the moisturizer.

Thank you so much Bioderma, once again, your product is proven to be my skin best friend.

Sabai-arom Siamese Blossoms

Hello lovelies,

more of Sabai-arom product is here, this is their Siamese Blossoms variant. 

My previous post is about their Zesty Star Gooseberry, now I'll share another exotic side of Thailand in their floral collection.

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Just like the other variant, the collection also have several items such as oil, body wash, soap bar, scrub and mine is body lotion and body cream.

Let's just say that we are a big fan of lotion and creams. Since we use it everyday after shower and perhaps we do have dry skin. And we also really like their scent that smells really good. The Siamese Blossoms is just so feminine.

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It's like going to an exotic spa, I feel at ease and relaxed. The lotion has a pleasant texture as well as the body cream, one with lighter version and the cream is of course the richer.

The signature color is yellow, a creamy cloudy milky yellow.

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Siamese Blossoms combines the sensual benefits of Ylang Ylang and champaca oils with moisturizing properties of five pollens extract according to Thailand’s ancient beauty recipe, to keep you feeling irresistibly feminine all-day-long.

Product Description

Flatter your femininity by allowing this romantically scented body lotion to intensify your charm.The exquisite scents of champaca and Ylang Ylang, tinged with subtle sensuality, have long been used for centuries among Siamese ladies to increase their sensuality.Siamese Blossoms combines the sensual benefits of Ylang Ylang and champaca oils with the moisturizing properties of five pollens extract according to Thailand’s ancient beauty recipe, to keep you feeling irresistibly feminine.

A sensual and serene sensation reflecting the glory of Thai flowers along the legendary five-pollen recipe. The awakening of feminine tenderness of Siamese ladies as described in Thai poetries.


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It's indeed sensual, but still light and doesn't smell heavy, I guess Thailand, like the rest of the Asia, prefer a fresh notes compared to the rich and heavy notes.

Like my previous post, the scent on the same variant is the same, only the texture of the lotion and cream that made the difference. Those who prefer lightness may choose the lotion. And as the texture goes, the richer it is the longer the scent last too.

So if you prefer lotion but longer aroma, do bring the lotion and easily top it off as needed or as often as you prefer.

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When used altogether in the same range, from the body wash, oil, and all the way, the scent is indeed last longer and longer.

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The scent also reminds me a lot of my childhood, one of my neighbor has cananga and they smells so good. So delicate, yet last a really long time.

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Perfect for feminine romantic gal (like me). 

Sabai Arom Zesty Star Gooseberry

Hello lovelies,

hubby got back a few days ago from Thailand and we are both a fan of Sabai -arom. It is a toiletries brand from Thailand that promote local natural ingredients.

Now, after around 2 years, they are expanding with stores spread all over Thailand with more added variants as well. Zesty Star Gooseberry is one of them.

The set consist of few items such as body oil, body wash and mine as in body cream and body lotion.

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Zesty Star Gooseberry is so fresh and zesty and unique at the same time. We love how they use their local produce in their ingredients. I can feel the ambiance of Thai market, the citrus scent and the cheerfulness of the aroma.

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The products is filled with details like any other International brand. Information of benefit, how to use and ingredients are carefully listed.

The signature shade of the product is light green.

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Formulated with benefits derived from star gooseberry, star fruit,emblica and passion fruit that contain high amount of vit c to naturally brighten and keep skin youthful. Scented with piquant berry punch inspired by star goose berry, a tiny Thai fruit that produced big zesty sensory beyond its size.
Vitamin c filled star gooseberry, star fruit,emblica and passion fruit are highly popular with Thai women – both for their taste, and for their anti-aging properties. In Thailand, these super-sour fruit are highly popular. When fresh, we like to eat them with a chili & sugar dip; they can also be eaten pickled or dried. In order to share these mouth-watering treats with you we turned them into a skin-beneficial, piquant berry punch. Try it, and let us know if it deserves a thumbs-up!

A piquantly sour fruit punch of Thai lime and tamarind that emphasizes the zest of this star-like fruit. The eye-wide-open sensorial delight.


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The lotion has a pleasant light a bit runny texture. It smells so good. Fresh is understated, it's zesty fresh. And indeed, it is somehow mouthwatering.

The lotion is light, which means that it is also gives the skin a light moisturizing effect, compared to the body cream.

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To those who prefer a soft and light touch of moisturizing effect should choose the lotion, and those who have dry skin can use body cream instead where it will give the skin a more pampering effect, which is also a bit more slippery and silky. The lotion absorbed almost instantly where the body cream stays on the skin longer, so when you touch things it will become a bit filmy.

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This mouthwatering-sour body cream combines natural vitamin c-filled star gooseberry, star fruit, emblica and passion fruit to brighten your skin and scented with the piquant-sour that you will say “It’s s the zestiest thing I ever knew!”

Asian women are renowned for their youthful appearance, especially their smooth, soft, and supple skin – gained, partly, from their native diets. We, Thai women, love snacking on certain sour fruit such as Star Gooseberry, Starfruit, Emblica and Passion Fruit for our health and beauty benefits. Apart from having a refreshing effect on our systems, all these fruits contain extremely high amounts of natural Vitamin C, which is known for their antioxidant/anti-aging properties. Try this rich, skin nutritious, piquant berry cream for a notable difference.


So, take your pick, either the lotion or the body cream, they are both so fresh, juicy and zesty to the max, and it somehow, transfer you back to the tropical Thailand.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

Hello everybody,

Oh well, I've been naughty again, trying lotions with perfume, mineral oils and paraben inside. It created horrible blister like conditions scattered from my legs, arms and body. It was itchy and have that kind of cracked like really dry.

There was a point where my husband even repeatedly recommend me to see a dermatologist, I just didn't have the time.

They are suffering and I'm glad I remember that I have one of this at home, Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion.

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Moisturizing Lotion

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is specifically formulated to soothe your chronically dry skin. Once applied, your skin feels soft and smooth. It is non-greasy, non–irritating and non–comedogenic (won't clog pores), leaving you feeling more comfortable in your own skin.

• Lightweight hydration to replenish sensitive and normal skin
• Fast-acting, long-lasting, light-weight formula helps maintain healthy skin
• Special ingredients are proven to bind water to skin and help prevent moisture loss
• Protects and enhances skin’s natural moisture

My husband bought one from his reason trip to Australia and I'm so happy that he did. I remember how good it was and now I should be getting back in using a product made for sensitive skin, I really can't stand looking at my blistery skin.

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Slowly but sure, the itchiness was the first things that was gone, and then those awful cracked dry blistery like skin, they are healing one by one, making my skin smooth, lightly moist, and definitely appear healthy once again, it was a relieve. I wish they come in a much more moist effect but it's suffice for now.

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Thank you so much Cetaphil, it is truly a product made for sensitive skin, it works like a charm every single time. I can't say that I wont stray, but I'm sure I'll find my way back to Cetaphil heehee.

Neutrogena deep clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil

Hello lovelies,

lately I've been using a lot of cleansing oils, since it was part of my daily routine inside the shower room, from dirty and dry skin to the cleanliness that removes everything including tough makeup, cleansing oil seems like a must as it was a habit and I also enjoy the fresh clean feeling since it involves water.

A lot of people use a foaming facial wash after cleansing oil since they dislike the 'oily' feeling afterwards, it's ambiguity of the sensation, doesn't really means that it was oily, but there's this filmy leftovers that made the skin silky like.

Cleansing oils are infused with skincare ingredients (in most high end brands), so it was made to care for the skin as not just cleaning it. So there's no urgency to use foaming facial wash after cleansing oil. However, it was a personal option.

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There's not much of information I can get online, seems like this is not their new product (for sure), they already have cleansing oil to foam (which will be reviewed on my upcoming posts too), so the details are mostly on the images where the product is.

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First, let's open the plastic and the cucumber sticker. Definitely, there's a connection between the cucumber and the product, and the answer is it's said to be one of the ingredient, and the smell of the product is definitely cucumber too, hydrating fresh cucumber.

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As usual, I do some swatches of my favorite waterproof makeups from mascara, lippies, eyeliners and so on.

Let them sit for a while and sets real good before Neutrogena could do some action on them.

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And then, after an appropriate amount of time, I apply some of the oils on the swatches. Let them play for a bit before I massage them a bit and splash some water to emulsify.

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There's a very tough lippies and they are not letting go on the first round. A tips for me, use a cleansing cloth (dry and clean), put some cleansing oil on the cleansing cloth and gently rub the skin with the oiled clothed. All of the makeup will be gone. This is suitable when using very waterproof makeup.

When used on areas such as eyes, do close it real tight so the oils wont get into the eyes. There will be a cloudiness when opened afterwards after emulsifying and rinsing.

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But the result is definitely worth, it's so clean and comfortable too. Fresh, hydrating as it doesn't made my skin dry, and no leftovers no residue. I don't need a double cleanser when using Neutrogena deep clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil.

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Now, my clean skin is ready for some skincare.

Another tips: do massage the skin, lashes, lips, with the oils longer than 2 minutes. It gives the oils enough time to clean everything, including all the sebums in the pores.

Also available in other variants for different skin type.


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water


Hello lovelies,

How are you? I hope you are all well.

I've been pretty busy lately with personal matters, hence there's not much time to attend events. But I'm grateful that some brand still sends me invitation, someday I'll come to all of the events when the time is right. As at the moment, only a few I can come. Still, Garnier, with their wonderful news of their new items, send me this lovely box consist of Micellar Cleansing Water for sensitive skin and the other one, in blue, for oily and acne prone skin (Pure Active).

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It was not long ago that Indonesia is introduced with Micellar Water and it was a big hit. The technology itself of putting it on the cotton and then they'll 'transform' into a magnetic force that takes everything off that doesn't belong to the skin.

Makeup, daily debris, sweat, oils, residue and some even say, it cleans the pores too.

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It is the perfect cleanser to be used when waking up in the morning, mid day, to after the day is done. Before going to sleep, just swipe it off, and the skin is cleaned. It's the simplicity and effectiveness that people adore.

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Here's a bit of test I've made. Swatch some waterproof lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, bb cream, inner liner, and everything in between that sometime just sticks on the skin and doesn't want to let go.

I gave them a bit of time, so they'll dry and sets.

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Drops some of the Micellar Water on the cotton pad and on the first swipe, it already show a remarkable effects.

Let the cotton pad sits on some parts that really waterproof and after a few swipe, they are all gone.

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Nothing was left behind and the best part of using Micellar Water is no residue on the skin. Unlike when using cleansing oil, bi phase oil and water cleanser, cleansing milk, gel, or other makeup remover. It was a one step cleanser that doesn't need rinsing, foaming facial wash afterwards or other form of 'cleansing' to remove the residue.

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Between the one for sensitive skin and Pure Active, the difference is felt for those with oily skin. There's a sense of 'dry' or matte feeling afterwards. Since I have sensitive skin, pink is definitely my choice.

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Thank you so much Garnier Indonesia, I'm clean and feeling wonderful.

L'Oreal Paris Excellence #DiscoverYourColor


Hello everyone!!

L'Oreal Paris once again invited us to discover the color with their new microsite where anyone could upload their image, get their skin tone checked and then the program will help determine which shades suits best.

There will be options to choose from and you could be as bold as you want to.

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Last year, L'Oreal Paris Excellence Brand Ambassador has changed her hair color with the challenge given, now, Dian Sastrowardoyo claims that she finds it irresistible to continually changed her hair color to even on some point, once a month. Using only L'Oreal Paris Excellence and weekly hair care like hair mask, her hair remains healthy and doesn't look damaged.

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As someone who enjoys changing hair color on trimonthly basis, I do know quite a lot about DIY hair color at home. Many brands, shades and texture I've tried. And yes, L'Oreal Paris Excellence is definitely one of the best brand there is. They've done their research and understood that, it's not just about getting the hair colored, but the treatments, essences and every little details needed in the process. Like gloves, pre-color care, after color care, the product itself and so on.

It was among the most 'complete' set there is, in the market.

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If you're interested,go to https://www.discoveryourcolor.co.id
don't forget to have some fun there!

Going home, all of us are getting a package from L'Oreal. I picked the lightest shade there is 6.45. So the higher the number, the lighter the shade is, so if there's 4.45 and 6.45, 6.45 is the lightest shade compared to 4.45, which means 4.45 is closer to our natural hair color (dark brown or black) compared to 6.45.

Of course, the result vary from virgin to processed hair as well. Mine is considered (over) processed, hence, light shades could easily 'infused' into my hair than those who haven't dyed their hair before.

Gradually, if continued to be colored with the same shade, the hair will 'increase' it's acceptability to the color. In the same time, care is becoming more and more important, hence intense mask, daily hair care made for color hair, and even monthly basis in the professional salon.

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Thank you so much L'Oreal Paris Excellence for having me at the event, I'll share my new hair color within 1-2 months since I just dyed by hair before the event.

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See you again soon!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Hello lovelies,

oh yes, this is definitely not a new stuff on the market, it's been around for a while and I just got them since, finally, a shop sells the shades that I've been looking for. Cairo and Transylvania.

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Cairo is so nude and too pale on my lips. Like I was sick or something, but somewhat still cool. The texture is creamy, hence the name is lip cream, applying it would be a bit tricky since the texture itself.

Compared to liquid lippies which dries up and gives the feeling of the lips being pulled, the lip cream stays as it is. Doesn't give the lips a drying effect and not moisturizing as well, so it was like putting relatively light and close to dry mousse on the lips and it stays that way.

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The color stays as long as I don't wipe it off nor eat anything oily. It has a pleasant texture overall but I don't really like the weird cosmetic scent.

And below is me using Transylvania, like the exact opposite of Cairo. It was deep purplish red tone which I really love. It's like the 'it' color of the season, and oh well, I love both nude and deep dark wine, and they both matches my hair heehee!!

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The bolder the color is the more difficult it is to be used, as the product is a bit patchy, hence do watch out during application for a smooth and even out tone.

Cleaning wise? Use your favorite lip makeup remover and they are gone without fail.

Citra Sabun Lulur


Hello lovelies,

last night I went into an event at Dharmawangsa area. An event that celebrate the new variant from Citra beauty world, Citra Sabun Lulur is here.

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Combining soap and exfoliating (or lulur in Bahasa) Indonesian can now enjoy daily routine of having a shower while deep cleaning their skin with the very fine beads by Citra.

Natural ingredients such as, rice, Japanese rice, milk, turmeric, pearl and other kind of ingredients are infused into each variant. There are three variants Citra Lulur Spotless White, Natural White and Pearly White.

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The scents of the variants itself are in sync with their previous collection, they all smells so fragrant and we can pick which one, or two that we like to use every day.

Some prefer the white ones, others like the pink and the rest are in love with the fresh green notes.
For me, it depends on my mood daily.


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The tagline of 'bright and clean skin every day' is introduced as busy women can now experience 'lulur' on daily basis without the concern of over exfoliated skin using traditional method that might be too harsh when done daily.

You can still enjoy 'lulur' or deep exfoliating once or twice a month.

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Uci Rudjito, Maria Rahajeng are there to share about the product and what they view about beauty itself.

We are all agreed that beauty is not just about what's look on the outside, but the inner beauty as well. Being kind, confidence, and how they interact with others.

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After the small talk show, we look into the texture of the product, almost everyone (including me) had a chance to try the product on the spot. The beads are indeed soft and really gentle and unlike other beads I've tried, and the skin feels squeaky clean after use and very fragrant.

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We also did a test during the event, some foundation is applied on the surface of the egg, Citra Sabun Lulur cleans well without damaging the surface of the egg. It remains smooth and moist.

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Comparison are done between the product and the conventional lulur, in so many ways Citra Sabun Lulur are proven to be softer and gentler to the skin, suitable for daily use. However, the soap on the product itself is like said above, it gives the skin a squeaky clean effect which is drying on the skin. Those with dry and sensitive skin wont really enjoy using the products.

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A workshop is added at the end of the event where everyone can make aromatherapy candles. Some flowers and aromatic ingredients are given, guests can choose which one to put on their candles. 

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The candles itself already so fragrant since using the same perfume like the ones inside Citra.

So most of the  aroma is from the candle. It was a liquid candle at first, the flowers and other ingredients can be put and stick when dried (around 20 minutes).

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Here are two candles that I made last night and now hanging in my bedroom and made the room smells lovely.

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Thank you so much Citra for the wonderful event at Plataran Dharmawangsa, truly a gorgeous place to be.

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See you again soon!!