Sunday, October 23, 2016

Skin Care: Votre Peau Vit. C Serum

its been one month since i purchased this local skin care. and sadly, i don't feel any changing in my skin since then :(
is it because i use it wrong or ...? i don't know

anyway, this is how i use this product:
after i cleanse my face, i used toner and then i put two pumps of the product on to my fingers and rub it in on my face, after this product i put moisturizer. (this method is for day and night skincare routine)
and if i used sheet mask, i put the product after i used the sheet mask.

well, the bright side is the product smell really nice, citrus kinda smell. doesn't really bother but rather calming. and the bottle is glass with dark color to prevent product damage from the sun rays.
it has 30 ml and little goes along way, with price IDR 220.000 (with that price and with that size of bottle, i guess i got a lot). i purchased this online on their web (click here)

but unfortunately, being cheap and big size doesn't enough for me because i need something to reduce my acne scars :(

but i really proud to use this product since its local product and i try my best to support local products in any kind of products. so, hail local products! :)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Skin Care Routine: 10 Steps of Korean Skin Care

you may know (or perhaps participate in) the hype of BB creams few years back and now BB cushions. those are one of Korean wave or hallyu in beauty or people called as K-beauty.
BB creams and cushions are one of many products that produce that glowing look that we see in all Korean dramas or even in the Korean streets.

with the time goes by, so many people attracted in K-beauty (including me. hehe) but not only attracted to their make up but also attracted to how they caring their skin (because skincare are investment). and Korean skincare is famous for 10 steps skin care routine.

according to the steps are:

1. Make up remover or oil cleanser
oil cleanser is oil based cleanser that you can apply over your dry skin. it helps to get rid of make up and the dirt. the brand that famous for oil cleanser is Banila Co. the Clean It Zero.

2. Water based cleanser
Korean skincare famous for double cleansing. after using oil based cleanser, they tend to clean their face again with water based cleanser. it will whisk away any residue from the oil cleanser.

3. Exfoliation
there are two ways to exfoliate, which are chemical exfoliate or natural exfoliate.
chemical exfoliate is exfoliation with chemical substance such glycolid acid or lactic acid meanwhile, natural exfoliate is exfoliation with natural substance such sugar, salt and oats.
because Korean skincare more concern in natural ingredients, they tend to use natural exfoliation in their product's ingredients.
up to twice a week, gently massage an exfoliate into your skin for smoothest skin. the brand that famous for exfoliation is Skin Food.

4. Toner
toner means to restore balance to your skin after the cleansing process and i bet you know about double toning, right? after double cleansing, double toning is now hype in the beauty world.
the first toner you use is exfoliating toner and the second one is hydrating toner.
but in my own interpretation, the toning step in Korean skincare is the hydrating toner because you already exfoliate your skin with some kind of masks exfoliator and you wanna calm your skin down with hydrating toner.
the toner that people talked about is Beauty Water from Son & Park.

5. Sheet masks
sheet masking is the soul of Korean skincare because like we all know that sheet masks famously from Korea. like literally, Korean women use face masks in their daily basis. they can wear it while driving to the office or while watching tv.
once or twice a week is enough but there are 7 days sheet masks challenge shows you that there's no such thing as overdoing sheet mask.

6. Essence
essence is the heart of Korean skincare routine. essence is kind of toner and serum hybrid made for hydrating and aiding skin repair and cell turnover. used it with your hands and pat it in.

7. Booster, Serum and Ampoule
this step can bit confusing because there are many kind of citation for this kind of step these days. there are so-called booster, serum, and ampoule
booster serves to provide additional nutrients skin needed and prepares the skin to takein skincare products that will be used after. the texture is too diverse, such as liquid, bit dense, even gel.
serum concentrations of the active ingredients is higher than booster. each serum contains targeted to the needs of the skin more specific, such as a serum containing vitamin C to brighten the skin, or serum containing snail extract which is known to improve skin structure and minimize pores.
ampoule is known as a product that has the highest concentration of active ingredients. The size is usually the smallest and most liquid-y when compared to serum and essence that so easy to absorb.

8. Eye cream
the skin in the eye area is more delicate and should be treated like fragile.
use your ring finger without over pressure tap and don't rub around the eyes and avoiding waterline.

9. Moisturizer
morning and evening, use moisturizer all over the face and neck and once a week use sleeping pack because hydrated skin is the key to the dewy glowing skin.

10. Sun protection
sun protection are the best we can do to prevent premature aging. even if your activity are indoor you can still expose to the sunlight.
but this step only happen in morning skincare routine. for night skincare routine, you are all set until the step 9.

well, i tried to use the 10 Step Korean Skin Care and picture above is what soko glam advice for normal skin (with little bit improvement) but i am not using all of them.
to see what i use for my Korean Skin Care regime, wait for the next post. until then, bye! :)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

a Weekend Gateaway to Bandung Day 2

day 2 quite short because we're gonna face the long traffic back to Jakarta.

first stop, we had our breakfast at Miss Bee Providore.
another hype restaurant in Bandung and i think its worth the hype.

we got the location by using waze (all hail technology! hehe). once i got there, feels like i've been went to the place before because i saw on many instagram's posts before. there are rabbit hole, playground on the back, teeterboard, swing from car tires and the seating area divided into several part, the non smoking area which is have 2 style, inside the glass room with minimalist style and inside the living room with classic style. and the smoking area are near to the playground and open kitchen.

so, i think Miss Bee is kinda place for family with all many features that kid-friendly.

and as for the meals, we couldn't ordered that many menu because its still breakfast time but from what we ordered i can tell that they served a good food.

and they also got us, customers, a good goodie bag if we post the pictures of the food we ordered on instagram as you may see on my instagram's feed.

and last but not least, we were looking for Bandung's infamous snacks, like cilok, batagor and seblak. but since we were out of time, we just went to a place that we think have it all and then we went back for Jakarta.

it was really nice to went for a trip with best friends, don't you think?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

a Weekend Gateaway to Bandung Day 1

this trip was an impromptu trip with my 5 best friends for 11 years (and counting) and also happened in my birthday week (but not necessarily celebrating my birthday)

we departed at two different times. another 3 girls departed in the morning of September 16th, by one of my friend's car. meanwhile, because work got in a way, me and 1 girl departed at 6 pm (on the same day) by Sararea shuttle at blora street and we ended up at Baltos, Bandung and picked up by Go-Car (sometime i still amaze by how technology made everything easy and convenient).

from Baltos we head to Summer Hills Hotel. as far as i remember, the trip to reach the Summer Hills hotel was creepy with no lights, except from the car and steep. but all paid of when we reach in to the hotel (not gonna write about the hotel tho).

the next morning, September 17th we head to all things at Lembang, Bandung.
first stop, Farm House Lembang. this would be the first time ever i got here, i read many articles about this place before. but in my own opinion, this place was great. i feel like i was in the Europe :)
with the bricks road, place to rent Dutch traditional costume, hobbit house and other attractive spots to take pictures.

the second place, Dusun Bambu. as for this spot, is more for family leisure park. with rabbit hole (alice in wonderland style) and restaurant in branches (feels like eating in a giant tree).

and as the sun goes down, we head to Kampung Daun to had our dinner.
and i am literally amazed with the scene. a drop dead gorgeous scenery (even tho little to hard to get there but all worth it).
fortunately, we were too busy to eat and forgot to take any pictures. so, the below pictures was taken from many sources that reviewing Kampung Daun and represent what i saw.
and on top of that, the food was amazing and the price is cheap (for what we get)

well, we call our day here and going back to the hotel. but the food we got at Kampung Daun didn't last long. we got Surabi Enhai in the midnight. hehe. but didn't took any pictures because we too busy to eat (again)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What I Wore on the First Day of Weekend Gateaway in Bandung

Unbranded inner; gift colorful shawl; Polo orange stripes tee; Cotton On tote bag; Unbranded black joger pants; Bata orange sandal

Farm House, Lembang, Bandung

What I Wore on the Last Day of Weekend Gateaway in Bandung

Unbranded inner; gift red-black-white shawl; Unbranded red tee and black outwear; @i_shoppedhere maroon pants; Palomino maroon flats

Summer Hills Hotel, Lembang, Bandung


in real life, having friends would be like mirror and shadow. mirror doesn't lie and shadow never leaves
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