YUP, THEY DID IT AGAIN

After the first and biggest exhibition in Senayan City, Jakarta, Indonesia last March (check about the previous event here), Optik Seis did it again.

The second Ray-Ban and Oakley “Are you Rock or Sport” exhibition were celebrated last Sunday in Mal Taman Anggrek, Jakarta, Indonesia. The exhibition was opened for public and we were entertained by the performance of Maialicious (DJ Maia Estianty and Live PA MeiChan) and fashion show of Ray-Ban and Oakley Eyewear by JIM Models. At the event, there were a red Vespa and one Oakley watch (worth Rp 20mio) to be win for the lucky draw.

Even though last Sunday was the last day for the exhibition, no fret, because you can still check out the latest collection of Ray-Ban and Oakley in Optik Seis stores near you. You can check about their promotion on their facebook page.

PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR DIET

I want this fork, I bet you too.

Ever wish there’s something to track our eating habits? Our wish have come true, thanks to creative (not to mention, GENIUS) people at HAPIfork. This unique fork will track our eating habits and sync right on to our smartphone via bluetooth (including duration of meals and frequency of fork bites-ouch).

So, imagine it’ll give you the vibrate buzz and indicator light to remind us when we’re getting too happy with our meals. It also comes with an app which we can choose to share info with other users, add comments or pictures (of course related to what food you ate today). 

Every cool gadget doesn’t come cheap, if you noticed. Launch this September, this smart fork reportedly cost US$100 a pop. 

Crème de la Crus

If a brand expanding their previous product and providing us with new variants, it must be that good.

Apparently so good, Kérastase Elixir Ultime which was launched last year reportedly one being sold every 2 minutes worldwide, and it’s Kérastase’s number one best selling product. This exclusive hair oil is the answer for growing demand of high performing hair oil for its’ benefits and the luxurious feel.

Well, the Elixir Ultime has new families now. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Grands Crus combining the same original base formula, Oléo-Complexe (a fusion of Maize Oil, Argan Oil, Pracaxi Oil and Camellia Oil) with natural extracts of Rose flowers, Moringa and White Tea. Three variants are created with different scents and tailor made to deliver specific results for each hair needs. “Back in my country, Grands Crus means the ‘best’ for wine and such. This time we brought the best care with the special fragrance to suit every mood,” said Michel Toth, General Manager Professional Products Division L’Oreal Indonesia at the Indonesia’s launch of Kérastase Elixir Ultime Grands Crus. Celebrated at SKYE Bar, Menara BCA, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta with fellow journalists, salon owners and hair enthusiasts, Kérastase Indonesia also introduced the new hair care ritual, named “24 Carats Ritual” (which I’ll experience personally soon and for sure I’ll keep you updated).

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Grands Crus are:

Rose Millénaire (purple): Perfect for fine hair. Rich in vitamin E to protect fine hair from UV radiation and pollution. Flowery scent for those who longs for passionate mood.

Moringa Immortel (green): Made for weak hair. Rich in vitamin and nutrition to revitalize hair condition. Woody and citrus scent to fulfill elegant mood.

Thé Impérial (pink): Designed for colored hair. White tea extract will protect colored hair from fading and reflect hair shine to the fullest.

What differs the trio from the predecessor (comes in gold)? They’re lighter so they won’t make our hair limp, sticky or (worse) weigh them down. The scent reminds me of luxurious French perfumes and they’re so multifunction. We can use it before shampooing, before styling, as leave-in conditioner, as finishing touch and for retouching. From my own experience (my favorite is Thé Impérial, by the way) it is the hair oil without the oiliness, it didn’t even leave oily trace on the palm of my hands afterwards. I only use one pump for my short hair and I like to use it to retouch throughout the day. It gives my hair that shiny (not oily) and healthy bounce with fragrant hair as bonus.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Grands Crus are now available in 127 leading salons nationwide in Indonesia. 

DO YOU FIT TO THESE CRITERIAS?

Controversial, Edgy, Dare to be different?

If you do, then you’ll love Yves Saint Laurent Beaute. Originally launched in 1978, the makeup line known for being extravagance through their palette of textures and colors has been marketed in Indonesia for five years under L’Oréal Indonesia. According to Novi, Brand Manager YSL Beaute Indonesia, the brand voted as Indonesia’s highest growth beauty brand last year. No surprised, considering they have their best selling products like Touche Eclat (reportedly sold one every 10 seconds in the world) and very strong demand in lipstick category.

Last Tuesday, I was invited to the Media Gathering where Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Indonesia announced their collaboration with Gusnaldi, one of the top makeup artist in Indonesia. He’s the most sought after makeup artist among our local celebrities and his works can be seen on many of our top local prints as well. Back in the print days, I used to worked with him a lot, and I can see why he fits to the YSL’s criteria. He’s definitely the one that can be in line with YSL’s signature makeup, edgy, couture and sexy.

Gusnaldi reinterpreted three looks which was originally created by Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Makeup YSL Beaute. As makeup are reflected perfectly by lights, then these looks are all about experiencing the magic light, created by YSL’s best selling products. Named Studio Lumiere, the light belongs to Yves Saint Laurent, check out the steps to the beauty ritual above. And…as expected, Gusnaldi worked his magic hands by giving summer colors a bold boost, through his “Parisian” look, artsy and very fashionable for his “Couture” look and set smoky eyes with different strokes for his “Tuxedo” look.

The exact steps of the exclusive global ritual were followed by Gusnaldi on his two models at the event. Prepped the skin with Forever Youth Liberator and according to Gusnaldi “will make pores look smaller”,  diffusing the light with the Le Teint Touche Eclat “foundation inspired by Touche Eclat”, sculpt the light “it’s highlighting not concealing” and set the light with additional tools like powder, lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner and blush. Gusnaldi loves to pile on lips, he used lip gloss first to moist and add lipstick on top, then another lip gloss to make lips look healthy and keep the lipstick last longer. Hmmm…good trick. 

HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR PAYCHECKS FOR MAKEUP?

I believe many of you would love to spend a lot for a piece of that designer’s lipstick.

Who doesn’t? But for those who are still looking for an affordable way to get our makeup products change in a fast period of time (personally I called this “Beauty Itch”), fret not. Wet n Wild is our access to get that ‘itches’ gone in no time. Beauty brand originated from Los Angeles, USA, is now accessible for Indonesia’s market.

Good to know that most of their products are gluten free and vegan, plus they are one of the PETA-certified cruelty free brand (hello, that means they never test on animals). Their latest collaboration is with Fergie to support amfAR (that’s American Foundation for AIDS Research), and yes, Fergie is their latest Global Beauty Ambassador as well. Too bad Fergie’s collection is not available here in Indonesia, but you’ll be glad to know that their products won’t cost you the world. For nothing cost more than Rp 150.000 each, getting your hands on the new colors of eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipglosses, blushers, eyeliners and nail colors won’t be that exhausting for our dear wallet.

And thanks to Wet n Wild Indonesia, I’ve got picked as one of their official Beauty Ambassador and I’m honored. See my first ever Wet n Wild’s look above created with Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio #380B Walking On Eggshells (it cost Rp 89.000), Mega Liner #E861 Black (Rp 79.000), Mega Slicks #E568 Bronze Berry (Rp 69.000).

And the verdict? No fuzz eyeshadow trios, as they were embossed on each color. Very thoughtful ideas, don’t you think? So beginners who are clueless about which color goes where, will know exactly where to put the Browbone, Crease and Eyelid color where it belongs. A bit shimmery yet pigmented colors glide on easily and they last until I took them off at night. The colors look very natural, perfect for day look.

Even though I’m not a big fan of liquid eyeliner and brush that usually comes with it, but I love their Mega Liner. Like the eyeshadows, it’s very pigmented, glides on easily and long lasting. Look how I managed to achieve those thin strokes?

As for the Mega Slicks, I have to say the color looks very very natural on me. First application might be a bit shimmery but after blending, it sets quite well to give me a full looking lips without the chapped. My lips did look healthier and plumpier. It has the scent which reminds me of overcooked caramel, sans the taste.

Being a first timer using this beauty brand, now I’m not surprised why Wet n Wild has built their reputation over the last 30 years and noted as one of the leading authorities of color in the mass beauty market.

Visit their Indonesia’s online store to view the complete range.