Sorry for the long hiatus. I'll try my best to post any updates soon. And this is my latest makeup portfolio, "Guilty Pleasure" for Fashion TV Magazine February 2014 edition (It is published every two months). Enjoy! ^^
This time I'm going to share my review about a very popular face mask from Korea, Coony Essence Mask! ^^
It comes in a paper packaging with a simple, clean but so informative design. Each pack consists of 5 + 1 face masks.
Actually it has 20 variants based on the essence. I got 3 variants (left to right); Red Ginseng, Collagen and Snail, 2 of each type. These variants are recommended for a person who has sensitive skin with acne problem like me.
Red Ginseng Warm and nourish the tired skin, help capillaries smoother, recovering healthy and radiant complex.
Collagen Firm the skin tight, reduce wrinkles and the signs of aging, holding more moisture inside cells, looking younger and radiant.
Snail is suppose to heal and calm our skin down along with moisturizing it.
The mask sheet is very wet because it contains lots of essence with a mild-relaxing scent based on variants. The size is quite wide so it can cover the whole face area. Store it in a refrigerator. It works more effective when the mask is cool.
How to apply it?
1. Make sure our face is super-clean, then apply regular moisturizer/lotion
2. Take out mask and unfold, press lightly with fingertips to set in place over face
3. Relax for 15-20 minutes and remove mask
4. Softly pat remaining essence into skin
5. Use regularly at 2 to 3 times a week
I often fall asleep while wearing this mask because I usually use it at night, before sleep >_< I don't know is it good or bad? But so far when I wake up, my skin feels fresh, clean and moist. It's not oily and sticky. The mask sheet itself become dry. It seems like the whole essence absorbed into my skin XD
Here is the dry mask sheet:
Overall I really love these masks!!! It doesn't cure acne instantly, but it's great for pampering my tired skin. No wonder if it is very popular ^^ Highly recommended!
By the way.. in case you want to try it but so hard to find it anywhere, you can call Coony's Facial Mask personal number: +6287888778282.
Did you attend Japan Beauty Week last week? I did! Because I was one of the guest bloggers ^^ If you couldn't come, don't worry, here I'll share my experience to you.
This 4 days event (January 23rd-26th) took place at Plaza Senayan, Jakarta. We could see and try many Japan Beauty Products from Kanebo, Menard, Kracie, Hada Labo, Astalift and Panasonic Beauty there. We could also join the talk show and seminar from these brands for free. This event was held by Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, colaborated with Japan Cosmetic Industry Association. I was invited by Kawaii Beauty Japan.
I came on the 3rd day (January 25th) with my little sister, Ayu. She loves Japan a lot!
(and can speaks Japanese) XD
JKT48 at the opening ceremony (January 23rd)
with Mr. Hiroshi Tani from METI and Kousaku Uchida from JCIA.
Me on stage with 2 other bloggers for Kanebo Talk Show.
This event is very useful for the fans of Japan beauty products like me, or for you who want to know more about it. I wish this event will be held regularly, every once a year maybe? Of course with many others Japan beauty brands ^^
What is your favorite look/style? Mine? Obviously, I love 60's look & style so much! Why? Because it's fun and gorgeous, IMHO XD
Fashion revolution started in the 60's. There were many kind of modern fashion & beauty items invented in this era, such as mini skirt. There were also so many style choices: Mods (my favorite), Hippie, Vintage-Glamour, Rockability, etc.. Twiggy, Sharon Tate, Edie Sedgewick, Jane Birkin and the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn are my fashion & beauty icons. I’m so happy because 60’s look & style become popular again these days. We can see it on TV series, music, magazine, etc; Mad Man series, The Like, Lana Del Rey, etc..
Retro culture influences me in choosing makeup & fashion stuffs. I usually buy retro dresses and accessories at flea market. But sometimes I’m too busy with my job so I don’t have much time to go there. Thanks god for the internet!. I can find many kind of retro outfits easily on online store, for example Zalora. Although they only sell new items, but they have many modern retro fashion stuffs. It’s so much easier to find the products for the look. We can see many references and learn how to apply it easily by our selves using any cosmetic brands which are also available in Zalora.
Mini dress is a must for this look. You can choose the A line dress in solid color or pattern. How about the makeup? Bold eyeliner, white waterlines and thick lashes with black mascara were hallmarks of 60's retro look. Use nude or red lip color. Choose the same color for the nails. ^^
Ready to try the retro style? Here are my picks from Zalora:
Fashion: Choose solid bright color mini dress, combine with neutral color accessories.
Look:Use thick black eyeliner with nude lipstick. Make your nails look pretty in pale color nail polish.
Anyway, you can also find many other stuffs in Zalora, for woman and man. It is one of the biggest online store in Indonesia (even the world), so you don’t have to worry about your order. They will ship and handle it professionally. Remember, online shopping is fun if you shop at the trusted online store ^^
Today I'm going to share my review of the latest D'EYEKO eye lashes. Adi Adrian, an expert in world class glamourette touch. He has been know by years as the A list of make up artist in Asia. Together with D'EYEKO, he launched his professional lashes line.
The packaging is made of plastic with glamourous black & white design.
D'EYEKO Adi Adrian Lashes string consists of 8 individual lashes. It will stick perfectly, following the lid countour and look dramatically enchanting. It has 3 types, #01 medium thickness, #02 semi-full thickness, #03 extreme thickness. I get #01 & #02.
Bcause it is made by a pro and for a pro, it's a bit hard to apply than usual lashaes ^^. So, I made this tutorial video. Honestly, I'm not that good too in applying this individual lashes, but I hope this video helps =D
Remember to stick these lashes into your natural lashes, not your skin.
Here are the before-after pictures of D'EYEKO Adi Adrian Professional Make-Up Artist Lashes #01:
And this is the comparison between #01 & #02.
I love how dramatic it is! We can also customize the thickness as much as we want. But it's quite heavy at the first time I try it XD We also have to apply it as neat as possible, patiently. Unlike the other D'EYEKO eye lashes, this series doesn't come with glue. But since it is made for experts, I'm sure they all already have their own holy grail eye lashes glue ^^
My final looks. Comparison between #01 & #02. Which one do you like the most?
Thank you so much for reading this post. Hope this helps ^^
Red Wine tastes and smells good, quite expensive and has a lot of goodness for our body. It could actually reduce the chance of getting fat. How if we use it for body skin care? =)
I was invited to SPA InterContinental last week to try their Red Wine Wrap treatment. I was so excited because I've never try this treatment before. I imagined red wine smeared all over my body, fantastic!
SPA InterContinental is situated on the second floor of InterContinental Jakarta, Midplaza. SPA InterContinental featuring extensive facilities and services. The facilities are surrounded by a decor especially designed to soothe the mind and relax the body. The theme selected combines traditional designs and rustic colours from the south-west area of America. The soothing and relaxing effect can be felt throughout the area and in all facilities which include single and double treatments rooms, complements and without a bathtub and shower, a reflexology area and a Spa Bar.
SPA Treatment Room (single bed)
SPA Treatment Room (double bed)
Feet Reflexology Area
I got my treatment in single SPA treatment room with a bathtub and shower. It's quite large, almost like a hotel room. It smells so good and relaxing.
The comfortable bed and bathtub.
There's a heating blanket on it special for the treatment. I wish I could have one on my house ^^
There's also a chair for feet reflexology (left). Before started, I had to change my clothes with a batik kimono. They provide a cupboard to put our clothes and goods. (right)
This was me while enjoying feet reflexology ^^ I soak my feet in a warm water consists of flowers and salt (left). They use rose buds and candles as decorations to support the relaxing ambiance in the room. (right)
Then we continued to the "main course", Red Wine Wrap Treatment =D. It took 120 minutes that consists of three main sessions:
1. The Essence Aromatic Massage.
A masseuse applied the gentle techniques of Essence Aromatic Massage for 60 minutes in order to loosen the tensions on the muscles. I could choose which essence I like. I chose spirit which is fresher than serenity.
2. The Lavender Rose Scrub.
I enjoyed a 30 minute Lavender Rose Scrub that will open the pores of the skin and remove excess dirt and toxins. The Lavender Rose Scrub is consisted of oatmeal, salt, milk powder, ground rose, whole lavender, white French clay and 100% essential oil. It is believed to moisturize the skin and therefore possesses an anti-aging effect. Sorry, I didn't take any picture during this session because I was totally naked and fell asleep..
3. The Red Wine Wrap itself.
The therapy reached its climax during this process that lasts 30 minutes. The wrapping formula is composed of organic red clay, kaolin, White French Clay, rose, hibiscus and 100% essential oil. Using a special brush, a therapist covered the whole body with a mixture of wrapping ingredients and a glass of red wine.
As the finishing touch, I was enveloped with a heating blanket. This was to ensure that the ingredients along with the warmness of the wine penetrate deep under the skin in order to enhance blood circulation.
Since it uses a high red wine quality, this therapy offers all the goodness a red wine can bring. While the red wine has the ability to tighten and refresh the skin.
Then the therapist let me took a shower. After that she helped me to apply the body lotion. She also served a pot of Ginger Tea which tastes so good. She was so kind and polite, a very important value in a service =D
You know what? I felt superfresh and relax!!! My skin looks clean, tight and fresh. Say goodbye to my dull skin. In the end, all I can say, they gave a very satisfactory services!
After I changed my clothes, I'm waiting for Catrina in this room:
With Mrs Sofia & Catrina at the entrance of SPA InterContinental Jakarta
Before I went home, Catrina showed me the other hotel facilites, such as restaurant, and this pool..
Completed with these comfortable sunbathing mattresses
Like an oasis in the middle of a busy city ^^
So, do you have a plan to pamper yourself? I highly recommend this Red Wine Wrap treatment. It's unique and luxurious! Feel the sensation, try it yourself =)
Who can enjoy this treatment? Anyone, both male and female except expectant mothers and children below 14 years old.
This treatment is a part of SPA InterContinental promotion at an affordable IDR 687,000++ for three sessions. Trust me, it's worth the money.
Fyi, there will be a Valentine's SPA Package on February 2014. You could enjoy 3 hours experience with the love of your life. Feel stress and tension melt away with an aromatic massage using a combination of essential oils and intuitive strokes for ultimate relaxation. This is followed by a nurturing Decleor facial with a special focus on uplifting tired skin for ladies and creating sporty sensation for men. A delicious lunch completes this luxurious package.
Price IDR 1,250,000+++ per couple.
Where is it? SPA InterContinental Jakarta
2nd floor of InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza
For further information and reservations:
(021) 2510888 ext. 6609
Thank you so much SPA InterContinental for pampering me with this treatment.