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Category: BEAUTY

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” (Sam Levenson)

Deep cleansing with Kiehl’s rare earth masque



IMG_7358About 2 months ago, I was in need of a clay mask to replace Dr. Jart+’s PORE MEDIC Re-Tighten Mask, which turned out great for overall oil control, but didn’t quite work out for the poreless look I was hoping to get.

So I gave Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque (IDR 330,000) a try, and have now been using it 1-3 times a week.

Based on its official product description alone (“a cleansing masque that helps to purify skin and visibly minimize pores”), let’s just say that it’s doing its job really well.


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8 cult skincare products to try this year


It’s close to the end of January. So far I’ve been making progress in dropping a couple of bad habits off my beauty regime (not sleeping enough; washing my hair everyday). To that, I feel like I’m needing a little more oomph in the skincare department.


There are a number of ritzy skincare products that have grabbed my attention for a while. All this time, I haven’t been feeling as assured as I need to be to bank on them. Partly it’s the premium price tags that knocks the heck out of me, but mainly it’s because of the tremendous too-good-to-be-true results each of these products promises to deliver, at least as I see them on the media.


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L’Occitane haul: A review



Around four or five months ago I was looking for a paraben-free exfoliator to replace my previous drugstore find. I mean, I know I said I’m not going to go completely gaga over parabens and suddenly forgo everything that contains the much-tabooed ingredient in the cosmetics industry, but it’s best to protect ourselves when we know we can, right?

So I went to one of my favorite stores and give L’Occitane’s Immortelle line a try to handle my pore problems. I’ve been an avid user of their fragrances for years that it only seems natural for me to peek at their skincare products. After all, I’ve been enjoying the eye balm for almost a year now. The new one on the pictures was a repeat buy.


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Unboxing the December 2013 Lolabox, plus overall review of subscription to Lola

  A while ago, I promised to talk about the stuff I got from Lolabox. While there’s already been a steady upsurge in beauty subscription box businesses in Indonesia since the start of the year, I was skeptical for longer than I thought about how they’re going to implement the model into the new market. […]

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Shades of grey

  The other day I went to enjoy the sea view from the newly opened waterfront mall, Baywalk. Decided it’s going to be pretty breezy, and I meant it when I said I don’t really accessorize much. Turns out it was really humid (as usual of Jakarta) so the jacket was sweating me. Two hours later and […]

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