NOVEMBER’17 FAVORITES

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Here comes my November favs!


[Bvlgari Men’s Perfume Pour Homme Eau De Toilette –  $41.46 / IDR 600,000]

First of all, Yes, I wear men’s perfume. Why not right? Haha. Literally OBSESSED with this perfume scent that I’m on my 3rd bottle already! Truth is, I came across this scent because my ex was wearing this perfume at the time LOL. Long story short, I loved how it smell so much that I started using it since then. Well I tried different perfumes along the way (Chanel Chance, Hermes 24 Faubourg, Ralph Lauren, etc) but nothing really impress me & I always ended up buying another bottle of Bvlgari Pour Homme EDT. A classic scent of fresh, powder, and clean soap – definitely not the type of scent that makes people sneeze lol.

 

[Muji Fragrance Set Fruity  – JPY 1,490 / IDR 180,000 Muji]

Another obsession right here. I FRIKIN’ love MUJI fruity fragrance scent. Have I told you that I’m obsessed with all MUJI products in general? This particular scent is my favorite thing from their Muji Home line so far. During my last trip to Tokyo, I think I spent a total of 4 hours in Muji store alone (my husband had to drag me out of the store, literally). I know there are Muji stores in Jakarta, but it’s not as complete as their Japan stores, plus it’s waaaaaaay cheaper to shop there compared in Jakarta. I even bought 7 bottles of this fruity scents so that I can stock up & have this scent in every single room in my apartment. It’s THAT GOOD. Ohhh I love coming home to this scent..

 

[Headspace – FREE Apps]

“Brilliant things happen in calm minds.” That is so true. Sometimes our minds get so crowded & stressful – especially when you live in a city like Jakarta where traffic is just BLAH. I have such a hard time focusing/multitasking and feel overwhelmed at times, or even over-thinking/over-stressing stuffs! Then one day I came across this app called HEADSPACE, tried it for a week, and I LOVED IT. You just need to spare as little as 3 mins a day & meditate using the podcast. Trust me, you’ll feel different. A little bit happier, calmer, and content.. at least that’s how I feel 🙂

 

[Nike Women’s Free Run Flyknit – JPY 12,000 / IDR 1,448,100 Nike]

Been looking for a running AND everyday sneakers for quite a while. At first I’m a bit hesitant to buy a black sneakers…bcoz it will make my legs shorter (than it already is!).. I know it’s weird, but I always think that white sneakers will make my legs longer hahaha. Anyways, I ended up buying the FR Flyknit. My verdict: Super comfy! it fits my feet like a glove, and it got pointy front so it gives me longer leg kinda illusion. Plus I think black sneaker with white sole is making a come back. WELL, U GOTTA GO WITH THE TREND RIGHT??

 

[Shiseido Baby Powder Pressed Medicated – JPY 290 / IDR 35,000 Don Quijote] 

Currently I’m using this pressed powder for my setting powder. It’s light, doesn’t contain harsh chemicals, and overall it does its job really good. There’s a reason why it’s called baby powder right? The ingredients must be very safe even for baby butts! I bought mine during my trip to Tokyo, you can pretty much find this powder in every cosmetic store in Japan, aaaand it’s super affordable!

 

That’s all for November.. see you next month!

OCTOBER’17 FAVORITES

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Again, sorry for the late & inconsistent post.. better late than never right? 🙂
Anyways, here’s my October Favs!

 

[Browhaus Extend Lash & Brow Serum – S$95.23 Browhaus Singapore]

This one right here is def one of my HOLYGRAIL beauty products! I’ve been using this product for over 5 years & this stuff really works! To use this serum, run the applicator tip across the lash line like eyeliner (sometimes I use it on my brows too). Apply it daily right before bed for 2 weeks max (do it once every 6 months or whenever you feel like you need to regrow your lashes).. because otherwise your lashes will be crazy long – it’ll keep growing to a certain length that I feel is not normal #truestory. It’s non-irritating, safe to use on your eyes (usually you’ll wake up with some eye boogers the next morning lol no big deal right?) aaaaand most importantly, you’ll end up with long luscious lashes in just 2-3 weeks! Now that I’m wearing eyelash extension, I still use this serum 1 week before my next refill so I can regrow my lashes that have fallen out during my extensions. A lil’ bit of side note, the serum will kinda mess up your extension glue, so make sure you do it a week before your next refill. I usually bought the extend lash at Browhaus Singapore because they usually have the “Buy 2 get the 2nd one 50% off” promo – pretty good deal, right?!

 

[Selfie Ring Light – IDR 50,000 Tokopedia]

Still can’t get over the fact we can’t use flash when doing selfies/instastory with our front phone camera. Worry not, now you can use this portable ring light! Simply attach this selfie ring light to your phone & adjust the brightness as you like. Batteries are not needed, you can simply recharge the ring light using the USB charger that comes with it. #SELFIEGAMESTRONG 💪

 

[Longchamp Brown Cognac Leather ‘Le Pliage’ Mini Tote – approx $300 La Vallée Village, Paris] 

I usually prefer large bags over small purse/totes, just because I have so many junks with me that I need to carry it with me everywhere I go! However lately I don’t feel like carrying 2 heavy bags with me (1 heavy laptop bag is enough for me), so I decided to start using this small tote, and guess what, I secretly loving it! This mini tote is actually a good decent size that can fit your essential stuffs. Plus, this Longchamp bag is not the usual nylon type.. it kinda annoys me that I always have to put some insert bags to my regular Longchamp nylon totes otherwise all of my stuffs will be in a huge mess & it feels like a blackhole everytime I try to retrieve something from my bag. This particular ‘le pliage’ style has a sturdy firm leather base and it’s so versatile for my everday use.
MY FIRST MINI TOTE BAG THAT I ACTUALLY USE! ❤

 

[Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – IDR 250,000 ‎Sogo]

Dry & chapped lips has always been my problem. I hate the fact that every time I try to apply some liquid/matte lipstick that my lips feel so dry & doesn’t look smooth as it’s supposed to be.. Also, I don’t drink enough water & too lazy to wear lip balm everyday. So then I decided to try this lip sleeping mask thingy ( I wear it twice a week before bed) & I really like the scent.. it’s like bubblegum/berry flavor.. taste kinda sweet.. (not that I intentionally try to eat the mask.. but you know, you kinda taste it eventually.. and it taste good! ). It also comes with a mini spatula so you can apply the mask in a hygienic way (not with your dirty fingers). Wanna wake up with a luscious & super moist lips? yes now you can!

 

 [Alien Coffee Mug – IDR 140,000 Kinokuniya Plaza Senayan]

Who needs an alien mug? I certainly do! (PS: for those who know me well, they all know that I’m obsessed with alien/UFO thingy..) nuff said.

 

 

SEPTEMBER’17 FAVORITES

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Welcome to my fav month of the year – a.k.a my birthday month, whoop whoop!
Here are my September favs:


[Muji Light Toning Water –  IDR 149.000]

One of my Japanese friends told me that Muji make good skincare products. Hearing that statement from a local makes me wanna try the product even more (lol curious me..) I then decided to try Muji Light Toning Water & honestly I’m liking the product so far! It’s pretty affordable & it hydrates my skin (usually toner gives you a squeaky clean effect, but not hydrating feeling). Plus it’s also suitable for sensitive skin. I’m starting to think that all Japanese products are legit quality stuffs, amirite?

 

[Macbook Pro 2017 13″ Non Touch Bar, Space Grey  – IDR 19.999.999]

Last time I bought a laptop was in 2008 (good ol’ uni years!) & so I decided that it’s about time to get a new one (for my birthday 😀 ) so I can do more stuffs remotely & not having to rely on my husband’s laptop or my PC back at home/office. After weighing several options, I decided to get the newest Macbook Pro. Despite its premium price, they look so much better compared to other brands & their design is just sleek! I opted for the Non Touch Bar because it’s cheaper & I honestly think that the touch bar is just another gimmick Apple’s trying to sell. The bad thing about this laptop is that it only offers USB-C/ Thunderbolt port so you have to buy a separate dongle for USB 3.0 port.

 

[Laptop Leather Sleeve Multipurpose – IDR  92.000] 

Bought this leather sleeve online so freakin’ cheap! I honestly didn’t expect anything fancy as i need something to protect my laptop ASAP. But when I received the item, I’m pretty impressed with the quality! It looks expensive & the material looks good too! Plus you can use the sleeve as your mousepad – so multifunctional!

 

[Oil Burner – IDR 100.000 Alila Spa Seminyak, Bali]

I’ve been searching this particular type of oil burner everywhere! Now let me tell you, I’ve been using different kinds of oil burners & none of them burn oils the right way. I figured that the most important part is the bowl depth (the deeper the bowl, the better & longer it will burn the oils). The bowl depth for this particular burner is around 8cm, with a diameter of 12cm – it’s way bigger than the regular burners, so it’s able to hold lots of oils & won’t splash the oils when it’s getting too hot.

 

[Birkenstock Eva, Madrid – IDR 495.000]

Classic Birkenstock will never disappoint you. Been looking for a versatile sandals & later I found these pair of Black Birkenstock Eva. It’s waterproof, super lightweight, and great for the gym/ the beach. Very minimalist & comfortable at the same time!

AUGUST’17 FAVORITES

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Another monthly favs! Here are my top picks:


[Biore UV Aqua Rich Sunscreen-  IDR 200.000 Watson ]

They basically say that “you can spend millions worth of skincare products, but if you don’t wear sunscreen, everything will be pointless!” I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little bit behind with the sunscreen concept. Now that I’m already in my late 20s, i realized how important sunscreen is to our skincare routine. So far I’m liking this sunscreen bcoz it’s water based, very light wearing (not greasy at all), and it doesn’t clog your pores.

 

[Nexcare Acne Patch  – IDR 31.000 Century]

This is definitely my holy grail for acne treatment! I’ve tried different acne creams/gels/solutions (including Mario Badescu’s famous drying lotion!), but nothing exactly does wonders for me. These “acne stickers” are made from flexible material called hydrocolloid, which help to absorb excess fluid/pus/oily secretion while protecting the zits from trauma – touching with your finger – which effectively allows faster healing. It also has helped flattened my big pus-filled acne overnight!

 

[Shisheido Stage Works Powder Shake – IDR  260.000 @theparlour_indo] 

My hairdresser suggested this awesome powder shake spray. Not only you’ll get the perfect beach wave hair texture using this product, but it also gives volume to your styled hair, plus it smells amazing too!

 

[Ace Hardware Cleaning Caddy – IDR 60.000]

Get organized in style! Keeping your house clean is so much easier when all the cleaning supplies are in one place. This caddy is perfect for easily carrying cleaning products around the house and for neatly storing them.

 

[Vivere Tapper Candle Holder Stoney – IDR 78.000]

Can’t. Resist. Concrete. Decor. Stuffs.
These candle holders are so minimal & industrial looking! Such a bargain (look at the price!) because you know what, it’s actually made of ceramic (not concrete)!

JULY’17 FAVORITES

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Another monthly favs! Here are my top picks from this month:


[The subtle art of not giving a f*ck –  IDR 256.000]

A counter-intuitive approach to living a good life. One thing I’ve learned from this book is to “choose your fucks wisely.” – WORD.

 

[Rollover Reaction SUEDED lip & cheek cream – IDR 129.000]

Forget Kylie lip kits & try this local brand! Not that I’m against Kylie Lip kits (i love Dolce K), but RR provides a better texture & you can use it as your lip cream, blush on, and eyeshadow. It’s perfect for your everyday use, quite long lasting, and super affordable. Plus, I’m currently obsessed with OMBRE lips effect, so this has been one of my Go-To beauty products! I usually wear LUCY (on the outer lip) & LIVV/UMMA (on the inner lip). MOSS & SALLY are my other favs too!

 

[The Daily Stoic: 366 meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and The Art of Living – IDR 363.000] 

A nice way to start your day in the morning! “One page a day, keeps your negativity away” – this book is meant to be read one day at a time, it’s simple yet uplifting. It provides lessons about personal growth, life management, and practicing mindfulness.

 

[Pop socket – IDR 4.000]

Trust me, it’s a better option than a ring holder. Normally these kind of pop sockets are being sold around 50k-75k each, but lemme tell you where i got mine… tokopedia! for only 4k each! I bought a bunch of them and gave it away for my fam members cos it’s so cheap! I bought myself a simple grey colored one so I can put stickers on top of it. Soooo useful and looks CUTE AF ❤

 

[Double-sided Pill Box – IDR 25.000 Daiso]

The perfect pill container for those of you who has allergies/ who gets sick easily! It’s a double sided box with a total of 7 compartments, making it easy for you to bring different kind of meds. I literally bring this wherever i go. Put this inside your purse & you can pop your pills anytime anywhere! (why does it sounds so wrong though?)

JUNE’17 FAVORITES

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Welcome to my very first MONTHLY FAVORITES!
Here are my top picks from this month:

 

[ Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree – IDR 275.000]

This tree will definitely add those Scandi vibes to your room! Keep in mind that this plant is known to be very sensitive. Do not over water them – i had mine watered once a week. After months and months of searching, FINALLY I got mine at Taman Puring (inside the Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan) – make sure to use your bargaining skill while dealing with the seller.

GIGANTISK Touch top trash can, dark gray – IDR 599.000]

Upgraded my kitchen trash can to this beaut & I’m supaaa ecstatic! Seriously though, the “touch top” thingy sold me! The design is very minimalist & functional at the same time. A great investment overall.

[ HICOOK Flame Gun – IDR 238.000] 

Decided to purchase this flame gun so I can make some Salmon Aburo Nigiri at home. And guess what, I’m addicted to it! – now I literally seared everything I eat – salmon, tuna, tofu, cheese, corn…. and the list goes on! Bought mine at Foodhall Belezza, Permata Hijau. Try Tokopedia, they sell it way cheaper.

[ Google Home – Smart Speaker & Home Assistant – $129

You can link this speaker to your Spotify, Youtube, SmartTV & even to your home system. You can pretty much ask anything.. from your day-to-day schedule (linked to your Google Calendar), Directions (from Google Map), and other random questions. However, this is not available yet in Indonesia. I find it quite useful at times, but sometimes the speaker just couldn’t get what you’re commanding.. hence you ended up screaming to a machine lol.

[ Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash – IDR 399.000]

I find that this cleanser doesn’t make my skin dry. Ideal for use on all oily skin types including sensitive skin. Bye hormonal acne! Tried other brands such as Cetaphil, H2O, Biore & Garnier – all did nothing compared to this. Anyways, bought this cleanser at Kiehls Plaza Senayan.