Monday, October 31, 2011

Biore Make Up Remover, Cleansing Oil Sheet

Hi all ^__^

I've been using this make up remover that really is a saver for me. The wipes are soft and delicate even for my eyes. I've done a bit of review regarding the product ---> HERE! But this is my update after using Biore Make Up Remover, Cleansing Oil Sheet for months and months I'm still in love of how the wipes really act like an eraser and wipe all the makeup off in the simplest way possible. I also use a fake lashes occasionally and the glue sometime just difficult to be cleaned with cleansing oil, foam,etc, but this wipes does it!

I also use infallible eye liner and the wipes just clean the waterproof liner in a jiffy. No more going to bed with my eyes piling on makeups, all clean and I'm off to bed. Eyes are always my trickiest part when cleansing oils may cause some blur if I use them to close on the eyes, but this wipe is the answer.

Perfect for any type of makeup, water proof or not, sensitive areas or just about anything. I give the product 5 out of 5 star for being budget friendly and highly effective yet gentle.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Let's Meet Makiyo at Sophie Monk in Singapore

Hi pretty girls,

To those who live in Singapore or happen to visit Singapore might get a chance to meet Makiyo in person. Please read the following press release details accordingly.

Celebrated actress and variety show host Makiyo,
known for her great skin and life-changing make-up, will be in Singapore to promote
cosmetic label, Sophie Monk. As spokesperson for Sophie Monk, Makiyo will share her
ideas about beauty, her beauty regime and how Sophie Monk works so beautifully for
Makiyo will make a personal appearance to meet her fans as well as fans of Sophie
Monk at the following venue:
Guardian Pharmacy
Ngee Ann City
Date & Time: 4th November 2011, 7pm.
Sophie Monk’s revolutionary formula with natural botanical extracts intercept amped
up melanin production and acts like a cluster-buster to remove coloration and restore
clarity that the skin deserves
Strawberry is a very central ingredient to the products. There is a beautiful, natural scent
to it; add to the fact that facial masks and products containing strawberry extracts
impart such an amazing glow when applied to the skin.
Retailing in Singapore now are the following ranges:
1. Whitening range
2. Hydrating range
3. Anti –Acne range
4. Strawberry Facial Masks & Little Twin Stars Masks
a. Green Mask Pore Minimizing Double Lifting Mask (contacts ear hooks and
extra sheet for neck)
b. Purple - Whitening Double Lifting
c. Yellow – V-Shaped Double Lifting Mask
d. Blue - Hydrating Double Lifting Mask
The label is currently loved by models and celebrities in Taiwan and Japan in need of
whitening solutions is now here, sold at Guardian!
To receive Makiyo’s autograph, simply spend more than $50 on Sophie Monk products
and get a chance to stand in line for Makiyo’s autograph.
Guests who spend more than $100 will have the privileged opportunity of being
photographed with Makiyo.

About Sophie Monk
Sophie Monk celebrates beauty in women and is fronted by Japanese/Taiwanese
celebrity, Makiyo. Its R&D and cute packaging puts it at the forefront of beauty
solutions for young ladies wanting beauty, offering solutions for dry skin, acne through a
comprehensive and tightly-edited selection of whitening, hydrating, anti acne products
as well as hydrating masks. Sophie Monk retails at all Guardian pharmacies in Singapore.
For more info, please log on to:

or you can find out more in Sophiemonk Singapore Facebook Page

Last but not least for those who unfamiliar with her this is Makiyo's Bio:

Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Full Name: Kawashima Makiyo
Birthday: 12 June 1984
Ethnicity: Japanese and Taiwanese
Born in Japan, Makiyo moved to Taiwan at the
age of 10 where she is now based. She first
broke into the entertainment scene at the age
of 16 with her appearance in a cellphone commercial, where she was discovered by a
talent spotter and subsequently released her first Chinese album “Makiyo”.
Taking a break from singing in 2004, the multi-talented Makiyo continued establishing
herself in the Taiwanese entertainment industry through appearances in various drama
series and variety shows, publishing several photo books and even hosting. Most
recently, Makiyo returned to producing good music with the release of “Girls Power” in
August 2011.
Makiyo has established a niche for herself as a beauty and fashion guru with her
frequent appearances in variety programmes to speak about such topics as skincare
and cosmetics. She has been a favourite amongst various fashion and beauty brands.

So, don't miss this wonderful and rare opportunity to be there and witness Makiyo shares her beautiful life with Sophie Monk.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Shu Uemura DeepSea Hydrability Moisturizing Cream

Details from

depsea hydrability

"miracle" active
For centuries, Japanese women have enjoyed the pleasure of bathing in mineral-rich hot spring waters believed to have the power to heal illness and beautify the skin with naturally infused miracle ingredients. inspired by this treasured custom, shu uemura scientists returned to the deep sea, emerging with powerful moisturizing actives, Vitasea FermentTM, sourced originally from volcanic hot springs 2,000m below the sea surface to offer the ultimate purity.
depsea hydrability
shu uemura's 1st moisturizing program with 3-actions approach designed to go beyond intense moisture delivery by improving skin's self-moisturizing ability with the power of the deep sea and ultimately locking-in moisture. skin is moisturized for 24 hours, feeling significantly soft, smooth and plumped with enhanced skin translucency.

As always Shu Uemura always pays attention on details, he won't go without research and field test. I'm really fond of his art works in beauty. Below you can see real result in real women:

And the reason behind the results are these ingredients:

1. Improve skin's hydration ability by boosting*1 NMF
Depsea waterTM
Vitasea FermentTM

2. intense moisture delivery by breakthrough technology
Hyaluronic Acid Microspheres
3. lock-in moisture by strengthening*1 skin barrier function
Mineral Algae MgCa

Interested to know what they are? I suggest opening and find out more. Click ---> HERE!

The cream have a mild scents and I really love the deep blue calming color in the luxurious packaging. The cream feels light in texture but rich on the skin. Providing much more than moisture. Like I swim into the ocean and the whole ocean are extracted into essence and it was presently here inside the cream. Feel so precious.

This is me with the cream already spread on my face, as you can see the glow, my skin looks radiating, like I'm back in my 20's. Or maybe better.

I know, in this hot and humid weather we live on, moisturizing feels heavy sometime and most people run to find matte-fying cream/powder,  but still, our skin need to be hydrated to stay plump (aka younger). You can just use it as little as needed.

I use like 2 corn sized and spread the soft cream easily on my facial skin and neck. If you think the cream is heavy as a day cream you can simply us it as a night cream and be happy that it provide moisture for 24 hours. I can honestly say that this is another high quality product by Shu Uemura that will benefit those suffering from dry skin or any skin who needs moisture and rich minerals.  

Shiseido Hadasui Skin&Body Toner - Suppliment In 14+a

Description found on Cosme Land:
Shiseido Hadasui Skin&Body Toner - Suppliment In 14+a is a jelly type liquid that contains rich natural water and ingredients to provide moist and elasticity to your skin.
This toner contains Japan's Fuji Mountain Natural Mineral Water, and 5 different types of Amino Acids, Collagen and other rich ingredients, total of 14 ingredients.

This jelly type toner can be used as
1. facial toner,
2. body lotion,
3. cool down product from sunburn,
4. care product for after shave,
5. and much more.

100% Natural Mineral Water
Low Acidity, Color free, Oil free, Grapefruit scent.
13.6 fl oz. (400mL)

Use this product as....
1. Facial Toner,
. Dry your face after washing your face with cleanser.
. Use a clean, fresh cotton ball or pad, and apply toner to it.
. Apply the toner in downward strokes on the cheeks, nose, and chin; sideways then downward strokes on the forehead.

2. Body Lotion,
. Apply an adequate amount on your palms and massage gently into pre-cleansed body.

3. cool down product from sunburn,
. Apply an adequate amount on your palms and massage gently to the inflammed area.

4. care product for after shave, 
. Apply an adequate amount on your palms and massage gently to the area. 

Do not apply to damaged, broke, or inflamed areas of the skin.
Not eatable, and drinkable
Discontinue using if itching, redness, or sensitivity occurs.
If the product contacts the eyes, do not rub; rinse with clean water immediately.
The product should be handled with clean hands.
Avoid direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity, and keep out of the reach of children.

Details and image from Shiseido.

14 amino acids and other ingredients in natural water and collagen Fuji ●, is feeling jelly supplements provide a sense of firmness and moisture to the skin.
● 100% natural water use
● Non-Oily unpigmented weakly acidic
● refreshing scent of grapefruit
Should changes to mist and blast people with a thickened jelly ●.

My review:

Hmm, first I hardly smell the refreshing scent of grapefruits, it more like a sharp scent of something acidic. But the feeling on the skin is really comfortable. It can be use as a replacement for your toner, perfect for a skin that is drying and screaming for comfort and moisture. I also like that how handy this lotion is, hair, face, body, all can have a benefit from it. Too bad so far not many places (and country) sell it. I got it in Tokyo. 

Suitable to be use when you stay in air conditioning room all day long and drying your skin/hair. The sprayer help the application by far, smaller particles and feels smoother without the need of cotton. The lotion is easy to absorb and gives the moisture my skin need and not oiliness. I can simply use it several time in a day, I wish they have one in smaller bottle.

Will I keep using it? Yes! Love love love the instant juicy moist plump effect.

Details was found in and

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hari Blogger Nasional (Blogger National Day)

Okay it's rambling time ^__^

Today is Bloggers National Day, where bloggers are celebrated -___-' who celebrating who? I know compared to those abroad bloggers in Indonesia have a long way to go. We need to take action and be more real in creativity and activity.

Unlike other nation where bloggers have their own organization/community where the T&C are clear and easy to move around which the system is running, in Indonesia we are still knocking on doors or have to struggle on our own. But hey, don't let this stop us, I say keep on moving. As long we stay persistently good, artsy (in our own unique way) I say go for it!

Each of us have a way in communicating or see things differently. That's Great! Why bother? The neighbor's grass aren't always greener, so just pay attention to your own field and be damn good about it. For me being the same is pure boredom, be your own unique self is awesome!

Not good with words? Use a pic, not good with pic? Use your words. Not good at both use art or paint yourself out of it. I know a girl who instead of taking a pic with HDRLSR (what ever! I don't have one it's too ex for me) she drew the pic of a product on her review....brilliant!

In the end blogging is about you expressing things that you want to express. We know there's a famous travel blogger since she love traveling, that gorgeous girl in fashion world, or beauty blogger vlogger which is so talented in tutorial, but stop looking at the sun and stay on your planet. What is YOUR passion, you're into and deepest desire, DO THAT!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Skin Vivo Night by Biotherm

You can find more about the details here: CLICK!

On that link it have explain my first experience with Skin Vivo (almost the whole package in the range) including this night cream.

The rich white cream is not think nor fluid, it was something in the middle. I really like how it really defines the word rich. The scent is mild and a bit musky which is pleasant and doesn't bothers me as a night cream (overwhelming scent on night cream is a nightmare). But the best part doesn't lies on the scent, is on the cream. Usually other cream provide moisture, full stop. Skin Vivo Night provide rejuvenation and vitality overnight, waking up with a less lines and better skin condition are possible.

This is the first time I'm liking a night cream for being rich yet not clogging my skin, absorbed well and working out as an anti aging cream.

This is me after more than a week using Skin Vivo Night, the whole look become younger, less complexion, rejuvenate, supple and plump.

Take note that I'm using the serum, milky lotion, and eye cream from Skin Vivo range too. During picture taking I do use light makeup, but I can't hide the fact that my skin looks a lot better since using Skin Vivo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

L'Absolu Crème De Brillance by Lancome in Rose Empire

Details from

Visibly Replenishing and Reshaping Cream Gloss Pro-Xylane™ Concentrated

Details from

50% caring active ingredients in a replenishing cream gloss.
50% of caring actives in a replenishing cream gloss The first cream Sheen enriched with caring actives : Pro-Xylane™ (10 times more concentrated than L'Absolu Rouge); Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin and Moisture Fix Complex

Caring formula with emblematic colours of L'Absolu Rouge: 9 luminous shades for a homogenous and satiny make up result and intensely smoothed and replenished lips

The combination of care and the make up in a creamy texture.
Pro-Xylane™ and hyaluronic acid for visibly plumped and replenished lips.
Glycerin and Moisture Fix Complex for nourished and smoothed lips, with 10 hours hydration.*

(* instrumental test on 24 women) Apply L’Absolu Crème de Brillance directly to the lips with the applicator and start application from the middle of the upper lip to the outer corner and from the outer corner of the lower lip to the centre.
Apply by dabbing the lips with the fingers for a more natural result.

My review:

This is truly a very moist lipstick, why do I say lipstick? For the coverage and vivid color just like using a lipstick but a fluid one. Very moist and I love the feeling when using it. My lips feels smooth, protected, moist, sexy and fully blushed. I really like how I can simply changed the tone from light pink to dark red with their choices of color.

You can read and see more for the color choices and price ---> HERE!
Will I use the product again? MOST definitely yes! Would you love it? Can't see why not ^___^ The color (and moisture) stay vivid for long wear (more than 8 hours) no, they are not a stay on, so if you swipe them, eating, drinking, or just about anything that touch the surface of the lips it will wear off. But if you stay clear of your lips, L'Absolu Creme De Brillance will not leave you.

Great as a top coat (lipstick then L'Absolu Creme De Brillance) or use it alone. 

Pure Smile Rose Essence Mask

Just used the Pure Smile in Rose Essence Mask which is a delight for the scent, but I can only feel and use it as a cooling mask to be used in a hot day like these. Yes, this is my thing, I like staying at home all day long and reviewing products.

In term of function, I think it need to go along the way, completely not a one time effective mask that will give you a completely different look, again budget wise? It's a win-win situation ^___^ the good news, even thou' the product is not pricey (at all) the quality is still skin friendly (I've tried those which is budget-friendly but cause sensitivity, allergy, etc).

Score in terms of function equal money = happy number 8

Strawberry Lip Ice

Weeks and weeks go Lip Ice sent me a lip balm where the coolness was ahead of any other lip balm. I like the fresh strawberry scent and the light 'balm'ing effect. The sample is super cute and you can redeem it free here ---> CLICK!

On my lips it last like 3 hours max, but budget wise? It is a suitable product for anyone and almost any age can enjoy ^__^

Shea Butter Hand Cream by L'Occitane

Details from L'

A super-smoothing--and best-selling--synergy of 20% Shea Butter, honey and sweet almond extract, blended with the light and alluring aromas of jasmine and ylang-ylang essences. Texturally pleasing balm glides on and absorbs to help heal and protect dry or dehydrated skin. Anti-oxidizing vitamin E helps nourish. Invites even the most hard-working hands to a fresh beginning.

Of thick texture, it penetrates easily and quickly and it does not leave a greasy film. At night apply a generous layer and massage the hands. It can be used anytime of the day.

My review:
The thick cream have a pleasant musky-shea-butter scent and for me it's not really comfortable to be used on day time in Jakarta where it is hot and humid. I think it would be perfect for long haul plane, they do have travel size hand cream. It's not quickly absorbed, I can still feel it when it's already spread like 15 minutes ago. I remember the staff at L'Occitane reminds me to use it with a glove at night then waking up with a smooth hands in the morning. What I like about the cream? The healing property that gives a skin an instant healthy glow, supple and moist.

Shea Butter Foot Cream by L'Occitane

Details from L'

A prescription for relief and well-being. Contains antiseptic A.O.C. lavender essential oil to purify, and anti-inflammatory arnica extract to help reduce redness and irritation. Refreshing mint cools feet. Enriched with 15% nourishing Shea Butter for exceptional comfort.

Massage from toes to ankles whenever feet are tired from too much walking, or when feet feel hot or tense. May be used daily. Alternate use of Shea Butter Foot Cream with Shea Butter Exfoliating Foot Care, which helps to eliminate dead skin cells and helps to prevent calluses.

My review:

The cream is not so thick, in fact there's a bit of watery fluid separated from the cream, the scent is mildly refreshing and on the feet itself I can feel a mild cooling sensation plus unlike other foot cream, L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream are a delightfully easy to absorb, the skin feels soft afterwards, no slippery or sticky effect. I must say, this is one of the best foot cream I've tried. Another high quality product from L'Occitane ^___^

Monday, October 24, 2011

Biore Pore Pack

I've been a loyal fan of Biore Pore Pack for 10 years now, there's never a better product for me (cheap too) to be used at home, convenient and it work! Pulling those nasty blackheads out of my nose's pores in a jiffy.

I know there's other brand with like 10 or 50x the price, but budget wise? Biore Pore Pack is the best.
I know that most of you have use it, but for those who haven't just read the simple 'how to use' direction on the packaging. Tips from me: wash the area (nose) with facial foam and rinse it, no need drying it, just made sure your hands are dry when touching the pack. Gently remove the plastic and put it on your wet nose. Don't sweat while you're at it. Use a fan, air conditioning or just about anything to keep yourself cool. Why? when you sweat it'll take longer time for the pack to dry and it would not get a good 'grip' on those blackheads.

After the pack is dry, you can feel it harden and tight (15-20 minutes), pull it out, you'll see your blackheads (and some fine hairs) on the pack, woopie!

Clean the leftover with water/facial foam, use toner that help closing the pores and moisturizer. If you're skin is prone to acne, open pores may lead to acne, so use a tea tree oil or other facial-skin-friendly disinfectant after using the pack.

I use the pack once a week, don't overused it, I think 1-2 a week is enough.

I've tried the original pack, the black one (on the picture), green tea, and sakura. They all worked out the same for me, it's just the green tea and sakura are better in scent. Oh yes, if you have larger nose, you can use the one for men.

Get the Invitation to "Pure & Wild" of L'Oreal Professionnel Autumn/Winter 2011-2012

Dear fellow bloggers,

I just received an exciting email from L'Oreal Professionnel:
"L’Oreal Professionnel is going to launch color collection for Autumn Winter 2011/2012. The concept is Original Beauty “Pure and Wild.

As professional hair beauty brand, L’Oréal Professionnel always comes up with the new hair trend in lining the world trend (including fashion) every Spring/ Summer and Autumn/Winter. This Autumn Winter Color Collection is also a kind of celebration to highlight the 10th anniversary of L’Oréal Professionnel. 2011 is becoming the 10th year of L’Oréal professionnel making color collection that inspires the hair beauty trend all over the world.

I am Legend

We are going to have hairshow of the new color collection that showcase the hair creation by three of our hairdresser ambassador : Irwan Doke (Irwan Team Hair Design Jakarta), Arie S. Hidayat (Arie&Harry Salon Surabaya) and, Andy Lie (Lie Salon Medan): and our artistic team. Those local hairdressers will show their interpretation of our international look to the uniqueness and exotic characteristic of Indonesian women. We’re also going to collaborate with four top fashion designers : Barli Asmara, Deden Siswanto, Didi Budiardjo and Priyo Oktaviano.

Time Master

For special performance : we will have Dewi Sandra special performance"

Here’s the itinerary :

Press Conference :
Day/Date             : Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Time                      : 14:30 WIB
Place: Jakarta

Day/Date             : Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Time                      : 15:00 WIB
Place: Jakarta

If you like to get an invitation for the Press Conference and Hair Show plus a Special Original Beauty Bag you need to register by comment here with your name and blog URL for the show (don't forget to mention my blog for the blog post) and "Like" on Facebook.

Only the first 10 will get the invitation plus 5 more randomly picked, so you need to be quick if you want the invitation confirmed.

The registration will be closed on 12th of November where the winners will be announced on 15th of November.

So? Be quick or be left behind.

Guardian of Light

Fall/Winter Look 2011 29 St.Honore Paris

Inspired by the fact that Rue de Faubourg Saint- Honore No. 29: The institute and headquarters of Lancôme, the cosmetics brand (established in 1935) the Fall/Winter 2011 of Lancome will commemorate their first location and mark in this world.

I can't believe I walk trough that exact street on Jan'2011 yet, missed to take a look around. I was walking from Fragonard to Champs-Elysees (pass before Madeline) and there it is, Lancome headquarter.

That's me on Fragonard.

I feel like I missed a great history just by the corner. The think is why Lancome is so phenomenal: there's not many 'brand' that able to have so many wonderful products as their strong point. Great as skincare, gorgeous in makeup and astonishing in perfumes. That's Lancome!

Well, back to the event, I am so happy and honored to be a part of it and able to invited my readers for this makeup workshop where they are taught step by step guide on the fall/winter look, given goodies back, promotion, enjoy lucky draw, and the best part? Try all of Lancome's finest from skincare, makeup to perfumes.

The location? Ritz Carlton (Kuningan) at 10 am.

Without further ado, Ms. Ronne started the event with a little bit of story behind St.Honore. I'm sitting right in front of my readers and I like their enthusiasm for the makeup session, some already in awe with the cleansing milk and toner from Lancome that are known with calming effect.

Mr. Kanu is present and we are now officially in makeup workshop, giving his tips, step-by step guide and throughout the whole process we can ask him anything. St.Honore is about the look in the 40's where the eye liner play their part well with luscious red lips.

This is my interpretation of the fall/winter look, hmm, I need more cat eye for the liner.

Yes, the look does seems dark and sexy in the same time.

The collection itself is not really knew, you can still use the products you have but I must say, red lips is a must have item in every gal. You never know when you want to be a dazzling star.

Here are some of the products I use and recommend for the fall/winter 2011 collection, it's all in the technique and how you apply it. Btw, concealer also plays a very good part here to create a spotless look.

Everyone goes home with a picture taken with 29 St.Honore Paris background, thank you so much for all the readers that attend the event with me, and so sorry to those who couldn't make it due to limited space, and next time don't forget to join and let's have a wonderful 'ladies only' time!

Au revoir!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Day with Shu Uemura

Yesterday, I went to Shu Uemura's counter in Seibu, Grand Indonesia.

Looking at the two tone counter where that side is black and white, while the other half is colorful.

Skincare range, do you know that Shu Uemura's is famous for his Skincare Makeup too? Deepsea water is infused in every makeup where they are not just beautiful, safe, practical and user friendly, in a way the makeup range are benefit to ones skin as well.

His input for the makeup world. Shu Uemura is a makeup artist alright, a world-class artist. Where beauty defines in art.

Do I still to put some words on the lashes? Tokyo Lash Bar!

Okay, now, why am I here? I'm here to introduce you all of what you can get just by coming to the counter. Yes, don't be afraid of a very classy looking counter, step in and be amazed by the wonderful world of beauty in Shu Uemura's world. Everyone can just come and take a look around. The staff will take your hand and explain, everything you need to know regarding Shu's.

For me? I started with a makeover. A beauty makeup makeover.

Using a makeup always begin with a clean face. Start with the famous no.1 cleansing oil in the world, followed by DeepSea Water Facial Mist, Red:Juvenus Vitalizing Refining Lotion, Red:Juvenus Intense Vitalizing Concentrate and UV Armor. Hmm, how come there's no moisturizer?

Then we moved on to the base ^__^ Oohhhh the Mousse is here. UV Under Base Mousse, where the texture is seriously loved and must have! Followed by Face Architect Foundations, Face Powder Matte, and the one with pinkish tone for a brighter complexion. 

Then it's time to color and let the artist do his magic.

With the Eye Curler, Lash Glue, Eye Shadows, Hard Formula, Eye Liner, Pallets where colors combine in my face, creating a theme. Shu Uemura emphasis on architecture, where our bone is the structure and the makeup enhancing what nature (or surgery) has given to us.

This is my before look, after using the base, start of coloring and after.

The whole process took almost 2 hours but the result is what Mr. Hendrix called as Nova Diva.

This is me and Mr. Hendrix, the makeup artist in Shu Uemura's Seibu, Grand Indonesia. He knows a lot about Shu's and why don't you come here, have a chat with him and he'll help you around with the products, tips and makeover too.

Call 021-23580138 to make an appointment ^___^ and enjoy your day with Shu Uemura, I know I did.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

ACAI Damage Repairing Serum

Details from
Organic formula wipes out the first signs of aging.

• Ultra-concentrated formula quickly penetrates skin’s surface.
• Repairs the effects of visible damage to skin’s tone, texture and elasticity due to environmental oxidation, sun exposure and other external skin stressors.
• Ecocert Organic Certified with 100% Natural Origin Ingredients.
• Paraben- and Silicone-free.
• Dermatologist tested for gentleness and suitable for sensitive skin.
• Use on cleansed skin before Acai moisturizer.
Cool Kiehl’s Fact: Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Repairing formulas are certified organic by ECOCERT and were the first skincare collection on the market to receive Gold Cradle to Cradle certification indicating that they were developed and made in an eco-responsible manner.

Just tried them last night and impressed by how quick the serum absorbed. The scent, color and texture is like a fresh fruity tonic herbs juice for our skin. The serum is watery and for me it gives an immediate effect of vitality. Highly recommend the serum for anyone living a stressful life in the cities. There's a refreshing feeling when using the serum, like when you are drinking a fresh squeezed berries that filled with antioxidant. Your body response to the feeling of being rejuvenated. 

Suitable for any skin type. I do use a different moisturizer, instead of Acai Moisturizer, I'm using Ultra Facial Moisturizer. Why I'm not using the Acai Moisturizer? I don't have one ^____^ heehee, if I have, I'll definitely using them both. But for me the serum itself is remarkable.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Almond Delightful Shape

Details from

"With its delicious almond scent and mouth-watering gel-cream texture, this contouring product helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite while smoothing and firming the skin.

Its formula is enriched with an almond tree bud extract, concentrated in flavonoids known to help stimulate skin microcirculation, helping against water and toxin retention. This action is reinforced by natural caffeine and a patented complex composed of almond proteins, silicium and essential oils of immortelle, peppermint and palmarosa. The complex is complemented by quinoa extract, and Peruvian liana, as well as carrot essential oil in order to prevent the formation of new fat cells.

From the very first applications, the skin is softer and suppler. With continued use, the appearance of the skin improves; becoming smoother and firmer. "

The thick brown creamy gel is really delightful, L'Occitane never fails in terms of scent, texture and being so wonderful to be used daily. For being so easy to absorb I give them 8 out of 10, non sticky 9 out of 10, scent 7,5 out of 10 (I'm being tough!), comfortable to use 9 out of 10, and I really like the cooling sensation, unlike other cellulite's reducer, where the scent is yucky, sticky, hot and causing sensitivity, L'Occitane Almond Delightful Shape is comfortable on the skin too.

To eliminate the whole cellulite for me definitely need more than 50 ml, but what I got now is a softer and smoother skin. But for firmer? I think I need it more ^__^

Pure Smile Aloe Essence Mask

I'm trying Pure Smile, a brand and product from Japan (but made in Korea), my husband brings a pile of skincare and cosmetic for me, thank you so much hubby ^___^

Okay back to the product, I bet most of you have tried paper mask, in fact nowadays there's been so many face mask in the market that we are starting to get confuse of which to try on. My advise is always on quality and assurance. Get those reputable brand or at least with good standard.

But if cooling is all what you're looking for, there's plenty of that on the market. The one that you need to be careful is the one that actually exfoliating your skin. Especially whitening mask. Be careful for that one, you don't want ended up looking like red angry crab a day after from irritation.

My suggestion in trying an unknown brand is: always looking for those selling hydration, moisture, cooling, relaxing, kinda stuff. Like this one. Since they cause less problem (less doesn't meant not at all, so still be careful)

The scent is delicate and I like it. But for me it provide no more that moisture and cooling effect, using this product in a hot days is a relaxation alright. But don't expect something more than relaxation and a calm looking face. Budget wise? This product actually does what it said. Moisturizing/Relaxing/Soothing ^___^

Thank you so much for your comment Paula ^__^

I'm sorry, I'm so used to many beauty products but that doesn't meant I give only half the explanation.

How to use it:

Clean your face from makeup and any daily debris. Using any cleanser you like and own. Then open the packaging and you got this kinda gooey looking face mask. Gently unfold and put it on your face, doesn't matter which side it is, they are practically the same. Relaxed for about 15 minutes (you can do it more if you have time) maybe 30 minutes would be nice. Then take it off. You'll find the face still quite 'wet' from the liquid, massage it gently until fully absorb then continue with moisturizer then followed with the rest of your routine.

A more complete set would be, cleansing, scrubbing, toner, serum, mask, then moisturizer. This you can do once a week.

For me, since there are still leftovers at the packaging and the mask, I squeeze the liquid out and massage it on my body. I just don't like anything go to waste.