GO EYEWEAR HUNTING, ASAP

If you’re a big fan of Ray-Ban and Oakley, this exhibition by Optik Seis Indonesia is too hard to be missed.

Always a big fan of the Wayfarer, I was super excited to attend the first and biggest exhibition of Ray-Ban in Senayan City Atrium, Jakarta, yesterday. Together with Oakley, the theme of the exhibition “Are you Rock or Sport?” is a perfect collaboration between the two most lovable eyewear brands, spotted on many Hollywood’s famous faces shown above.

There are a lot of fun games, such as Guitar Hero Challenge, Golf Corner and Bike Corner, a lot of free gifts, promotions and (the best part) lucky draw, can be found on this huge exhibition right down on the middle of the mall. A bold red Vespa and one super expensive Oakley watch (worth US$1995) will be given to two very lucky customers who bought (of course) Ray-Ban and Oakley during this exhibition only. (the lucky draw is today, folks! Better hurry now).

New collections from both brands were shown during fashion show by JIM Models at yesterday’s event, from optical frame to sunglasses, for men and women. So, either the rock and roll generation or the sports fanatic will be spoilt with lots and lots of eyewear choices.

For more pictures from the event, click here

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FROM BRIDAL, RED CARPET, NOW SHOES

Check out these fabulous shoes collection from Monique Lhuillier.

Known for her famous bridal and gorgeous red carpet attires, she’s branching out to her very first shoes collection for Spring 2013 which look super elegant just like her iconic gowns.

While I can’t see a bride walking down the aisle with these babies, but I’m pretty sure it’ll be a fashion statement somewhere down another aisles. 

THERE ARE ONLY 300 OF THESE…

bright and dipped bottle of Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne.

The ever popular Red Roses scent bottled in a version of beauty graffiti packaging and individually numbered. This limited edition bottle is a part of the Jo Malone London’s boutique installation, named Charlotte’s Corner in Selfridges, which will open on April 1st, 2013. FYI, Charlotte (Stockdale) is Jo Malone’s Style Editor.

So, if you’re a fan, this is not an April MOP, prepare yourself to get one out of 300. Good luck. 

FIRST, HULA HOOP BAG …

Now…it’s ice cream with cone heels…

from the one & only Kaiser, Karl Lagerfeld. His capsule collection for Melissa shoes, named Kollaboration has finally launched in the US. And the muse? Cara Delevigne was chosen to star in the ad campaign, through the Kaiser’s lens as well.
This is the first time Karl collaborated with the Brazilian jelly shoes brand, and also his first time working with plastic materials for shoes.
For Indonesia’s Melissa’s fans, let’s cross our fingers, as their official Indonesia facebook page already shown the pictures from the Kollaboration Collection.

THIS IS NOT MY SHOE CLOSET

But I really wish it is.

It’s actually an awesome concept by Coach, when shoes closet goes digital. Available on their online store for Spring 2013 collection, it’s a dream closet indeed.

Tell me, who wouldn’t want racks full of spring colored shoes? Super perfect for our Jakarta’s weather, with complete types of feet fancies that every woman should have in their real shoe closet. Pastel sandals with tassles, pastel moccasins, ankles straps wedges, sexy heels, metallic huaraches, cute flats and slippers…I am sold.

 

THE (BB) TRANSFORMERS

From white to a perfect shade. Your own.

Don’t you hate it when you bought the wrong shade of makeup base? I do. Especially if it’s a new product and we have no clue about which shade number we should pick. Well, good to know that problem wouldn’t exist for this latest BB Cream from The Body Shop.

The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream, Colour-Adapting Tinted Cream is available now in Indonesia, in three color changing tones. Number one for lighter skin tones, number two for medium skin tones and number three for darker skin tones. Just pick the shade closest to your skin tone, and let the product do the rest for you. As you can see, mine is number two. 

Unlike any BB Cream I’ve experienced before, this one is lighter in texture. It really feels like moisturizer when applied. And don’t let the white cream fooled you. Yes, it starts out as a white liquid. But once applied, the pigment filled capsules (those tiny dots) will somehow burst, released the color inside and (magically) transformed to your skin tone, leaving no trace of whiteness.  

The key to any successful application is blend, blend and blend (I used my fingers), to reach an undetectable result. It really blend well with just one swept anyway, but just to be safe. With light fragrance, it goes very sheer and subtle. It did even out my skin tone (check out my side of nose), brighten it and added healthy glow. Now, I can see why this BB cream reportedly sold every 27 seconds around the world. For my final result above, I added concealer to hide any extra blemishes and under eyes circles, plus compact powder for that matte look.

Overall, I believe The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream, Colour-Adapting Tinted Cream is perfect for our (super hot) climate as it goes really light. Just don’t forget to apply your regular sunblock beforehand as it doesn’t contain any SPF & for those who need extra coverage, keep your concealer handy.

Currently, The Body Shop Indonesia is having a promotion for this BB Cream on their online store. Go check them out.

 

FOR ‘THAT’ TIME OF THE MONTH

Ladies, you know how uncomfortable and embarrassing that sudden attack is. But now, we got help.

We are busy, we are on the go, all the time. That first red stains are not just ruining our underwear and clothes, it ruined our day. Well, you are not alone. According to THINX, the new kind of underwear, two billion women on this planet earth have dealt with this ladies only situation.

Luckily, THINX did think about this. A new line of lingerie with a high performance, that is leak and stain resistant, anti microbial, moisture wicking and long lasting. And, no, they don’t look near our basic tight cotton underwear. Proof that comfort and style can exist together.

Made from a super thin high performance material called Quad-Dry BreatheTECH, they can replace panty liners on days when we forgot to wear them. Not only for women, THINX is also available for teen, and come in several designs. For those who look for slimming effects, especially to tackle that bloating tummy during D day, check out their shape wear. They even think about that horrible cramps, as they have certain types with portable heating pads hidden within that cute undies. Really. Now, this is what I call a full support during time that we need it most. 

(ANOTHER) MUST HAVE FOR COLORED HAIR

And this particular one, comes in butter texture.

It had me at no parabens, alone. As you might already know, parabens can be found in hair products, as they’re known as preservatives. Just being precautious as I’m getting older, whenever I can help it, I chose a no parabens product.

And this hair mask from The Body Shop is one of my personal choice. It comes as a blessing for me, who would love to go to hair salon every week to get a hair spa, but (lately) my patience to sit down for hours seem to run out.

The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter for colored hair feels like a thick conditioner, smell like berries and rinsed out (surprisingly) easily with warm water. Some of the ingredients listed are pracaxi oil, bilberry extract and linseed oil to protect the colored hair from dullness and keep it shiny. I use it once a week in the shower after shampoo session. What I usually do, after I shampooed, I apply the hair butter and I let it soak for 5 minutes while I clean the rest of my body. I believe that’s more practical than having to get out of the shower, put on a hair mask and in to the shower again just to rinse your hair.

I love the lasting scent it left on my hair and it made my short, coarse, colored hair softer, easier to comb. As for the shine, it did show after blow drying. However, I recommend this for them who don’t expect any volumizing result. IMHO, it’ll work well for long hair and longing for those straight long locks.

 

 

FRESH STOCKS & FREE VOUCHERS

Now, these are what I called a wonderful news from the Indonesia’s beauty world.

We live in a country which has a very tough government’s regulation of trade, especially for importers. That’s why it’s always a tough situation for us, beauty fans, because we’re definitely worried if we’re running out of our stocks. So addicted to our beauty products, we’ll go nuts (right?) if we can’t buy them no more in stores, because they’re running out of stocks.

Unfortunately, that exactly what happened to Make Up For Ever fans in Indonesia, who might experienced low stock of products since December 2012. But afraid not, they released a notice last week that Make Up For Ever products in Indonesia are back in full force. Yes ladies, no need to go nuts, go get your favorite Make Up For Ever products now. For myself, I might go stacking up on my favorites: HD Powder & HD Concealer. Oh, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Technicolor Palette (their latest eye shadow palette).

And the great news don’t stop there, the good people at Make Up For Ever are giving away free vouchers (each Rp 100.000) in their Facebook Page. Click here to print your own voucher now. Happy shopping. I know I will.