Review: SK-II Facial Treatment Oil

As I grow older, my skin has changed from oily to combination. And these days, I'm suffering with oily T-zone and dry jawline which is frustrating, I blame all the hormones for this. I need something to soothe and moisturise the dryer part of my skin without making my T-zone oilier than it actually is. Believe it or not, I even used two different moisturisers for that purpose, until I tried the SK-II Facial Treatment Oil.
I was really intrigued to try this SK-II newest product, who won't be? It's SK-II, it's from Facial Treatment range, it combines Pitera. All the good stuffs in one product.

If you're not familiar with Pitera:
Back then, sake brewers' wrinkled faces contrasting their soft youthful hands because they were in constant contact during sake fermentation process. They did a research over this miracle, and a beauty revolution come to be known as Pitera that we use on our SK-II products.
Pitera is full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids that work together to allow the skin's natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime. (Source: SK-II)
(You have to shake the bottle before use to mix the oil and Pitera together)

I've heard a lot of things about people who have oily skin should avoid product that contains oil, but I personally never really avoid products containing oil. Sure, oil gives hydration that people with dry skin need, but that doesn't mean those who have oily skin should avoid hydration :)

What is the difference SK-II Facial Treatment Oil with ordinary oil face? The test results show that face oil product consisting of 100% oil cannot provide moisture to the skin as a moisturiser. However, when combined with Pitera oil in certain areas, it can be a great moisturiser. SK-II Facial Treatment Oil is not just oil but it’s Pitera & oil in golden ratio, the specific ratio between Pitera and Oil that is tested and proven to give the most optimum result. And it’s made from natural oil ingredients so it’s really safe to use.
This SK-II Facial Treatment Oil is supposedly used after Facial Treatment Essence, and before cream moisturiser. All you have to do is shake the bottle well to emulsify the Pitera and oil together, take about 5 drops onto your palm, and apply it onto your face. It has a nice fragrant scent, it smells good every time I massage my face.
What I like the most about this oil is how light it is on the skin, and absorb very quickly into the skin. As someone who has oily skin, I hate greasy feeling on my skin, and I must say SK-II Facial Treatment Oil is beyond my expectation, it soothes out the dry part of my skin, without making my T-zone feel greasy or sticky.
I can see an immediate result after using SK-II Facial Treatment Oil for more than a week, it gives the right amount of moisture so the dry patches along my jawline has been getting a lot better now. I won't only recommend this for those who have dry skin, but for everyone who spend most of their time in room with air conditioner. You can get this product at your nearest department stores (Sogo, Metro, Debenhams, Seibu, etc). Try it out, and you'll thank me later ;)
Last but not least, I have a good news for you guys! SK-II and Female Daily is currently doing a 'Review and Win' blogging competition. You could get a chance to win SK-II product set consists of Facial Treatment Essence Pink Butterfly Limited Edition 230ml, Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser 120g, Facial Treatment Mask 2pcs, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml, Facial Treatment Essence 30ml, Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser 20g! And all you have to do is to review any SK-II products on your blog :)

Here's how:
Contest participants must write a review about SK-II products used in personal blog
Participants of the contest must register the blog post link to Female Daily Forums
Only Blog Post Review written during the period (22 April-22 May 2016) has the right to join the competition and the opportunity to win SK-II products.
Three best reviewers will get the product set from SK-II worth up to Rp. 3.625.000,-

Period: 22 April - 22 May 2016
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Review: Skin79 Sun Protect Beblesh Pact (Hot Pink)

I remember having Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream as one of my favorite BB Cream couple years ago, I posted a review about it in 2012, and held a giveaway with it as a prize. Those were the good ol' days...

Though I haven't restocked the Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream, I tried the Skin79 Orange Super Plus BB Cream, but I did not like it as much as Hot Pink. So later I found out they released the powder version of Hot Pink, which is called Sun Protect Beblesh Pact! I didn't have to think twice to get it in my hands :)

Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream and Beblesh Pact are both available at Miss Lie Collection.
I've been using this powder for couple of months, simultaneously with other BB or CC cream or use it by itself, both work perfectly fine on my oily-combination skin. It has medium coverage, so I usually apply the powder as it be on most days, but I get little help from BB cream underneath if I needed more coverage on special occasions.

The only thing that I don't like about it is, like other Skin79 products, they only offer one shade only. This particular product is a little too dark for my skin tone, but I can make it work with wearing lighter shade of foundation or BB cream before the powder.
This powder don't get me oily so I don't have to touch up for every couple hours, which is what I'm looking for in a powder. I usually use either powder brush or the sponge to apply the powder, both ways will leave you with velvety smooth porcelain skin.
I like that it has SPF 30 PA++ already, so I don't have to bother using sunscreen beforehand. And they also provide a cover to separate the powder and sponge, it is very hygienic!

Now I wonder how great this powder will be, if it's used combined with the Hot Pink BB Cream :D
All in all, this powder is a good investment in my vanity, I just hope they will release couple other shades for us to choose. But if you're looking for affordable powder for a flawless skin, Skin79 Sun Protect Beblesh Pact might be the one you're looking for.

You can get this, or basically any other Skin79 products at Miss Lie Collection, my favorite online beauty store. Make sure to use 'BEAUTYAPPETITE' when checking out to get your free shipping (for Indonesia residents only).

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NTC Tour Jakarta 2016

My fellow Clozette Ambassadors and I went to NTC Tour Jakarta 2016 last week. It's an annual event that is held all over the globe, and it was the second time held in Jakarta. There were thousands of female training together at the same time. The venue hall, Balai Kartini was packed of stylish women who are committed to a healthier lifestyle.

Nike Training Club is a global fitness community of girls driven by self-expression in movement and training. It embodies Nike’s commitment to inspire and enable female athletes through its products, services and experiences. (Source from here)
There were four out of six trainings that we could choose from, and I chose dance, run, yoga, and strength trainings for five hours! It was so fun to be able to train with my friends, and get to know new people who are interested in the same field as I do. The Nike trainers came from Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia! :D
New Nike Free shoes were on display
I'm so gonna grab these next time :D
I really love how Nike can create not only comfortable shoes for exercise, but stylish at the same time!
Nike team really knows how to create an event for women, eh? They provided a storage for your baggage, small cafe, changing room (separated from toilets), and a beauty section! So before the event, I dropped by at the Beauty section to get my hair braided! Anyway, spot Ayu on the picture above ;p

Before our very first rotation together, we warmed up together. We were all drenched in sweat even before the first training, but surely it was fun. We all got about 15 minutes of break in between each rotations.
First Rotation: Dancing
It was a really fun session, especially to dance with your new friends!

Ina chose cycling instead of dancing, so make sure to check out her blog to know more about her cycling experience at NTC Tour :D
Second Rotation: Running
The most important thing about this event is to know our own limit, the committee kept reminding us not to push ourselves beyond our limit, we know our body better than anybody else. However, to prepare ourselves for this event, we all had joined the 6 weeks training before the D day. As for this training, they had 4 different tracks for 4 different speeds, if you think you could run fast, move on to the 'fast track', if not just get into the 'medium track'.
You could also compete with the others, in a good way of course! :)

Third Rotation: Yoga
It is also an important thing to get the right exercise at the right time. As for me, it's all about timing. Since I chose dancing and running for the first two exercise, I decided to go yoga before another exercise, because it's more relaxing so I could gather more power for the last training!

Fourth Rotation: Strength
Last but not least, I got into big groups and we do workout together using props provided by NTC Tour committee.
It feels so good to accomplish something like this :)
I'm really satisfied to be able to join NTC Tour this year, I feel really empowered as a woman and it helps me to realise that healthy lifestyle isn't supposed to be a chore for us, turns out NTC Tour was so much fun!
See you on the next NTC Tour & other Nike events that you can check here - !

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Inilah 4 Jenis Dress yang Wajib Dimiliki Setiap Wanita

Image from here
Semua wanita tentu ingin tampil menarik setiap saat. Tak perlu repot-repot agar bisa tampil menarik. Cukup merawat diri secara rutin dan memilih baju yang sesuai dengan karakter maka penampilan pun akan semakin memukau.

Walaupun jarang digunakan, ternyata dress adalah busana wajib bagi wanita untuk berbagai acara tertentu. Sebenarnya tidak perlu menyiapkan banyak dress lho. Empat jenis dress ini adalah contoh dress wajib agar kita tak salah kostum saat menghadiri acara tertentu:

Dress Berwarna Hitam
Warna hitam memang elegan dan tidak pernah terkesan ketinggalan zaman. Jadi, jangan heran jika kita wajib memiliki minimal 1 dress berwarna hitam. Untuk aktivitas pekerjaan atau menghadiri acara penting, dress hitam memang bisa menjadi penyelamat penampilan. Pilihlah dress hitam berbahan katun atau nilon agar terasa nyaman ketika dikenakan.
Piihan dress warna hitam juga bisa kamu dapatkan dengan belanja dress wanita di MatahariMall. Ada dress hitam tanpa lengan, variasi dress hitam aneka motif serta pilihan dress aneka warna lainnya. Kehadiran MatahariMall membuat kita jadi semakin mudah membeli dress berkualitas yang kita butuhkan.

Dress dengan Ukuran Pas di Badan
Jenis dress yang satu ini juga dikenal dengan sebutan great fitting dress. Mungkin tidak semua wanita gemar menggunakan dress yang ukurannya sangat pas di tubuh. Tetapi tidak ada salahnya untuk mencoba tampil beda dengan jenis dress ini. Apalagi jika kita memiliki bentuk tubuh yang proporsional.

Dress Berwarna Cerah
Jika sudah memiliki dress hitam dan dress yang ukurannya pas dengan badan, maka jenis dress selanjutnya yang patut dimiliki adalah dress berwarna cerah. Warna dress yang cerah akan membuat aura kita jadi lebih ceria dan bersemangat. Pilihan dress 1 tali bisa menjadi alternatif yang tepat untuk menghadiri acara istimewa.

Gaun Malam Model Klasik
Gaun malam juga tampaknya harus ada di lemari pakaian kita. Sebab kita tentu tak tahu kapan kita membutuhkan gaun jenis ini untuk menghadiri acara penting. Pilihlah gaun malam dengan model yang klasik agar tidak ketinggalan zaman meskipun sudah digunakan untuk wakut yang lama.
Apakah kamu sudah memiliki keempat dress tersebut?
Kalau belum, yuk luangkan waktu untuk memilih dress yang tepat demi melengkapi koleksi pakaianmu.

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Taiwan Beauty Haul

Watch the video to see beauty stuffs that I bought from my last trip to Taiwan!
Let me know if you want me to review any products mentioned in this video :)

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Review: Odbo Vitamin C Essential Brightening Mask

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of updates for the past weeks, if you guys follow me on twitter or instagram then you must have known already that I went on an adventure to Taiwan. I needed a little bit of time to ease my mind from work and my daily routine, but I'm back to drown you with stuffs I got back from Taiwan, for now just sit back and relax! :D

But anyway, let me introduce you to Odbo Vitamin C Essential Brightening Mask! Though I didn't buy it in Taiwan per se, I constantly use this mask when I traveled. I'm the messy kind of girl, so I need everything to be practical, I never bring lots of makeup and skincare when I travel, I only bring things that I know I would definitely use. And because I traveled for about 9 days, I needed to bring my face mask along with me, to pamper myself and also to keep my skin hydrated in cold weather.
The reason I brought this mask instead of other type of face masks is because sheet mask is the most convenient, I didn't have to worry about it spilling over the tube or jar, and I could easily throw it away once I'm done.

Odbo is a premium cosmetic brand from South Korea, but I'm not sure whether it has offline store in Indonesia, because I got these masks from my favorite online store Miss Lie Collection, who always carry great products in affordable price :)
Odbo Vitamin C Essential Brightening Mask is formulated for skin brightening and soothing. And I know I need those functions, because who wants a dull looking skin anyway? And my skin tends to get oilier than it should be if it's not well hydrated.
When the weather got chilly (around 10 degree), my skin felt so dry, it was making me uncomfortable. I quickly grabbed the mask and leave it on for 20-30 minutes before bed to make sure my skin got enough hydration! It also helps to brighten my skin, so I didn't have to worry about getting darker when I traveled. I've been using this mask for the past few weeks, and I saw my skin is getting slightly brighter after each use. If you're someone who is up for brighter skin, you might want to try this mask and use it twice a week for better result :D And I definitely recommend you to bring this when traveling!
If you're interested to try this mask, feel free to check it out on Miss Lie Collection website! They also have hundreds original, ready stock products available :) Don't forget to quote 'BEAUTYAPPETITE' for free shipping (Indonesia only).

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Visiting Royal Garden Spa Platinum

I visited Royal Garden Spa with some of my friends last week, they just opened a new Platinum store with the theme of Archipelago Heritage Masterpiece, bringing valuable culture of Indonesia to become king in his own country.
Royal Garden customers will be greeted with aromatherapy, music relaxation, products made from natural ingredients, skilled therapists who are competent in their fields, and a variety of package attractive treatment such as: whitening, gold, green tea, chocolate, facial, and hair care. Customers of Royal Garden will also be pampered with a variety of attractive promotions and comfortable facilities.

I couldn't wait to try their service. Even though this branch is called Platinum, I must say that they have the most affordable spa packages! It's only IDR 300,000-450,000 for 5 treatments (or more!). I decided to get a full body massage last week.

I don't know about you, but I really like the ambient of the place. Though they use advanced technology for the services, they have traditional decorations all over the place, and my friend Catra from said that it reminds her of her hometown :)
Getting ready for a full body massage!

The aromatherapy smelled good, the therapist was competent, it definitely was a quite good and relaxing 60 minutes for sure :)
Sophie got foot reflexology and face massage (totok wajah) that day.
It was indeed a great experience, and I'd love to come back to Royal Garden Spa Platinum with my friends and family. Anyway, here's a little sneak peek for you guys:
Jl. Ahmad Dahlan No. 45
Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Reservation: +62816-898-800

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