Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hermes Jour d’Hermes Eau de Parfum

Hi all, in this post I will do a review on Hermes Jour d’Hermes EDP.  When I first tested it at the Hermes counter I just couldn't stop smelling my wrist, I had to come back to bought it on the very next day. I’m very excited about this perfume. Let’s check it out.


Three words
Light citrus floral

The Packaging
It has a heavy thick glass bottle and white cap embossed with gold Hermes logo.  Hard to carry around on travel since it’s so heavy but nonetheless it looks beautiful sit on my dressing table.


The Smell
Top notes: Grapefruit, Lemon, Watery Notes
Middle notes: Gardenia, Sweet Pea, Green Notes, and White Flowers
Base notes: Musk, Woody Notes

When I first spray it I get a luminous scent of grapefruit and lemon, the grapefruit and lemon are not sour, it is bright yet delicate like been diluted in water. After that I can detect floral notes that have a very smooth and tender quality. Very feminine, pure, and innocent . There is also a little green notes which beautifully blend with the rest of the notes.

Citrus floral fragrance can be generic and boring but this is one of a kind, I have never smelled something like this in the market, such simplistic and heavenly perfume.

The Nose
Jean-Claude Ellena. For me Ellena is one of the greatest perfumers in our time. He has created so many perfumes for Acqua di Parma, Amouage, Bvlgari, Cartier, Frederic Malle, Armani, Hermes, L’artisan Parfumeur, Sisley, YSL, and Van Cleef & Arpels. I have his book “Diary of a Nose” and it is a very interesting insight to the mind of a perfumer.

The Personality
Whenever I smell Jour d’Hermes the image of elegant, rich, and sophisticated young woman emerge in my mind. She comes from a respectable family, wearing nice clothing made of the finest fabric in neutral color like white, nude, beige, and pale yellow. She’s ladylike and refined. She sprays her Hermes silk scarf with this perfume before artfully drape it around her neck. Classy and luxury.


The Suitable Time
Because it is so light and inoffensive, Jour d’Hermes is suitable for spring summer day. This would be perfect for afternoon cruising in Mediterranean Sea. It is also great fragrance to wear on romantic date, strolling at a beautiful park, brunch, and elegant soiree.  Additionally, I personally think this would be a great wedding perfume.

The Sillage & Longevity
Sillage is soft and after a while become quite close to the skin. Longevity is actually rather good for such a light fragrance. For your information, my skin ‘eats’ every perfume, most of EDP gone after one hour on me. However Jour d’Hermes stays around 3-4 hours on my skin and 5-8 hours on my clothes.  

Where to Buy
I got mine at Sogo, Plaza Senayan - Jakarta

Price

Rp 1.170.000,- for 50 ml 

Monday, November 10, 2014

What’s in my Makeup Bag November 2014

Hi all,
In What's in My Bag post, I promised you that I will do separate review about what’s in my makeup bag. The current makeup bag that I carry is Ted Baker makeup bag, it is pink, spacious, and super girly.

Keep in mind that if I use a smaller bag or only going out for short period of time, I will not bring these much. If I have a long day ahead, these all the products that I usually carry. So what do I keep in my everyday makeup bag? Let’s check them all


Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
I like to wash my hands quite often, dry skin is inevitable. Hand cream is a must for me.

Hermes Jour d’Hermes Eau de Parfum
I like to bring some perfume to respray in the middle and the end of the day. Currently I’m obsessed with this Hermes Jour D’Hermes. I’ll do in-depth review about this baby in the future.

Clean & Clean Oil Control Film
To absorb oil on my face I like to use Clean and Clear Oil Control Film. I have tried other brands, both cheaper and pricier, I always come back to this one.

Chanel Les Beiges Heatly Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 / PA ++ No 10
A powder to touch up. I have reviewed this powder before on this post

Dior Blush Cherie Bow Edition in Rose Bonheur Pink Happines
A blush to touch up. Gives a sheer pink wash onto my cheek.

Random Retractable Kabuki Brush 
I find that kabuki brush is the best tool to use with my Chanel powder. It just gives an airbrush finish.

MAC 129SE Brush
I got this MAC brush several years ago. Small and convinient. You can see the review here


The Body Shop Mini Hair Brush
I also like to carry small hair brush with me, very much important to keep my hair neat and tidy.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lipgloss in Bellini
A girl can never have to many lip product in her makeup bag right? this nude lipgloss gives extra shimmer to the lips.

YSL Touche Eclat
Highlighter to use on the bridge of the nose, cupids bow, cheekbone, under eye, and tear duct. Give me a well-rested look. In-depth review check this post

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
Since Lupita Nyong’o showed this product on Oscar, I just can’t stop using this lipbalm! I almost run out, I might buy again in the future.

Benefit Gimme Brow
This brow gel gives a little fiber and tint to my eyebrow. Super quick and practical to use, especially if my brows look patchy.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Pink in Confidence
Lipstick to touch up. This one has a buttery texture and super glam packaging.

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer
It doesn’t deliver the promise to de-puff the eye area. I just like the cooling effect, quite refreshing after spending long hours staring at the computer.

Fresh Sugar Berry Lip Treatment
I really love the Fresh lipbalm, I will buy every type in the future!

Not shown: hair tie and bobbi pins
I don't know where all my hair ties and bobbi pins go, I swear it just vanished inside my makeup bag. Anyway, these 2 things are super important when I need to keep the hair out of my face.

So that’s all the products that I carry with me everyday, hopefully this post gives you some idea about what product to carry in everyday basis. If you have any question feel free to leave a comment below. Have a blessed day all!

Miscellaneous Haul: Glam Glow, Laneige, Oscar Blandi, Etude House, L’oreal

Hi semua,
Just a quick post to update you all, kali ini aku mau share beberapa produk yang kubeli beberapa saat lalu, kebanyakan merupakan repurchase products yang sudah sering kupakai sebelumnya. Yuk langsung disimak

Glam Glow Youthful Tinglexfoliate Treatment
Ini merupakan salah satu masker yang sudah beberapa kali kubeli. Pernah aku review sebelumnya disini http://vixenlady.blogspot.com/2014/01/review-glamglow-youthmud-tinglexfoliate.html



Harga: Rp 780.000,- Beauty Box, Summarecon Mall Serpong

Laneige White Plus Renew Essence
Sebenarnya aku mau beli Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence yang pernah ku mention di haul ku sebelumnya http://vixenlady.blogspot.com/2014/07/haul-ysl-sk-ii-mac-laneige-avene-etude.html I really like that one. 

Namun saat aku ke counter Laneige mereka kehabisan. According to the sales representative nya, essence yang ini sama dengan essence yang kuinginkan, hanya beda di packaging saja.


Karena tidak ada tester aku putuskan untuk mencoba. So far I think this has some differences with the White Plus Renew Original Essence yang kumau. Tekstur yang ini sedikit lebih pekat dan oily. Aku lebih pilih White Plus Renew Original Essence pernah kubeli sebelumnya. That one has fluid texture and very easy to absorb.

Harga: Rp 550.000,- di Counter Laneige, Sogo, Plaza Senayan

Oscar Blandi Instan Glossing Cream & Jasmine Hair Serum
Kalau yang ini merupakan impulse purchase, kebetulan aku memang kepingin hair product travel size yang mudah dibawa-bawa. Suprisingly these product are great! terutama Jasmine Hair Serumnya. Berbentuk oil pekat berguna untuk menutrisi batang rambut yang kering. Wanginya pun enak banget. One of my favorite hair serum so far.


Sedangkan Instan Glossing Cream merupakan hybrid product yang berguna untuk styling and protecting. Karena aku jarang style rambut (I’m wash and go kinda girl) aku kurang tahu apakah produk ini bikin styling lebih mudah atau tahan lama. Let me play with this baby for a longer time and let me know if you want a full review on these two product.

Harga: Rp 327.000,- Beauty Box, Summarecon Mall Serpong

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion SPF 50+ / PA +++
Aku sudah lost count berapa kali sudah kubeli refill produk ini. My favorite cushion! http://vixenlady.blogspot.com/2014/03/etude-house-precious-mineral-any.html


Harga: Rp 158.000,- at Etude House

Etude House Cushion Puff
Karena malas cuci puff cushion, aku selalu make sure punya back up fresh puff untuk digunakan sewaktu-waktu. Keep our makeup tools clean ladies, it is important for our skin.

Harga: Rp 18.800,- / each at Etude House

L’oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick
Kebetulan aku punya voucher 100ribu dari Sogo, oleh karena itu kubeli produk ini untuk menambah koleksi nude lipstick di rumah. Let me know if you want full review.


Jadi itu dia haul ku kali ini, bila kalian punya pengalaman atau ingin aku mereview produk tertentu yang ku mention di atas jangan ragu untuk tinggalkan komen dibawah. Have a great day all!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kiehl’s Haul

Hi semua! This post is about another haul, semoga nggak bikin kalian bosan ya. Kali ini aku akan share several items yang kubeli beberapa waktu lalu di Kiehl’s, awalnya aku cuma mau beli Eye De-Puffer dan facial wash, tapi pada akhirnya aku keluar dari store dengan beberapa item lainnya. Apa saja yang kudapatkan, let’s check them all

Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
Great hand cream! I think I have found better product than my usual L’occitane Shea or Almond hand cream. Let me know if you want a full review on this product.


Price: Rp 230.000,- Kiehl’s Sogo Plaza Senayan.

Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer
Facial Fuel line dari Kiehl’s sebenarnya ditargetkan untuk laki-laki. Pada awalnya aku excited banget dengan produk ini. Eye De-Puffer adalah stick yang berguna untuk menghilangkan bengkak di area mata dengan sekali oles. Namun sayangnya this product doesn’t deliver it promise. Memang rasanya sejuk saat dioleskan di area mata namun aku tidak melihat efek de-puffing sedikitpun. Jadinya aku hanya pakai produk ini saat mata sudah terasa lelah setelah bekerja di depan komputer for hours. Under-performing product.


Harga: Rp 315.000,- Kiehl’s Sogo Plaza Senayan.

Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas

My feet need some much needed love lately, they have been neglected for quite sometimes and that’s why I bought this foot cream. Sebelum tidur pijatkan pada kaki kemudian bungkus dengan socks, pagi hari saat mandi gosok dengan pumice stone untuk menghilangkan sel-sel kulit mati.


Harga: Rp 380.000,- Kiehl’s Sogo Plaza Senayan.


Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser

I’ve finish The Body Shop Tea Tree Cooling Creamy Cleanser, walaupun aku suka dengan cleanser tersebut aku mau coba cleanser lainnya. This watery blue cleanser feels cool when applied on the skin. Skin feels clean and refresh. Suitable for oily skin.


Harga: Rp 315.000,- Kiehl’s Sogo Plaza Senayan.

Free Samples


Sekian dulu K’iehls haul ku kali ini, if you have any experience with this product or want me to review specific thing, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Have a beautiful day y’all!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What’s Inside My Bag October 2014: Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Tote in Navy

Hi girls!

Today post is slightly different from my regular beauty related post. I will show you what’s inside my bag. Before we start I want to let you know that I like to change bags for different occasion. The content of my bag may vary depending on the size of the bag, the occasion, and the needs. But the things showed below are my regular daily equipment. 


The bag that I currently carry is Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Tote in Navy. My dear darling bought it for me in Michael Kors store, Plaza Senayan Jakarta to use as an office and college bag.  I love classic bags in neutral color and this particular tote fits the bill. There are so many compartments inside to keep my things neat and organize. So far I really like this tote. What do I keep in there? Let’s check them out


  • Ted Baker makeup bag. As a beauty lover, makeup bag is a must. I will do separate post to show you what do I keep inside this super girly makeup bag.
  • Phone. Mine is Samsung Galaxy S5 in lavender case.
  • Tissue & wet tissue. Very important, can’t live without it. If I run out, I will walk directly to the nearest minimarket.
  • Cards pouch. This one I got for free from GoGirl Magazine so many years ago. Inside I keep all my cards (mostly member cards).
  • Candy. To keep my breath fresh.
  • Water bottle. Very important to stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Other (Not shown): Car Key, house key, sometime I like to carry some snack and umbrella

So there you go, what’s inside my bag. Hopefully this post is not too boring for you. FYI,  I do have so much fun doing it.  If you have any question, feel free to leave a comment below. Have a bless day y'all!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Orchidee Vanille Eau de Parfum

Hai semua!

Kali ini aku mau review new addition to my perfume collection which is Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Orchidee Vanille Eau de Parfum. Bagi yang sudah familiar dengan brand ini tentu tahu bahwa Van Cleef & Arpels merupakan high end jewelry store yang berasal dari Paris. Jewelry mereka dikenakan oleh banyak socialites, Hollywood stars on red carpet, dan style Icon seperti Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson), Grace Kelly, serta Elizabeth Taylor. Tidak hanya jewelry saja, mereka juga memiliki lini jam tangan dan parfum.


Collection Extraordinaire merupakan niche perfume line yang mereka miliki, menggunakan luxurious quality & expensive rare ingredients from all over the world. Oleh karena itu tidak heran bila mereka mematok harga yang cukup tinggi untuk sebotol eau de parfum ini.

Terdapat 7 macam wewangian di dalam Collection Extraordinaire, yang kumiliki adalah Orchidee Vanille. Nose behind Orchidee Vanille is Randa Hammami. Randa Hammami sendiri pernah menciptakan parfum untuk Guerlain dan Amouage. 

Deskripsikan dalam 3 kata
Sweet, Vanilla, Floral

Bagaimana kemasannya?
Botol kacanya berbentuk persegi simpel yang klasik, terdapat Van Cleef & Arpels pendant yang diikat dengan tali ke bagian leher botol. Selain itu terdapat kode seri Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry pada setiap botolnya.

Bagaimana keharumannya?
From Van Cleef & Arpels website:
Vanilla in all its states. Floral, feminine and sensual. Gourmand and intensively addictive. Distinguished and mysterious.

Notes: Mandarin Orange, Litchi, Bitter Almond, Dark Chocolate, Bulgarian Rose, Violet, Vanilla, Cedar, Tonka Bean, Cedar, White Musk, Vanilla Orchid.

Pada dasarnya Orchidee Vanille bukanlah fragrance yang super unik atau complicated. It is an easy to wear vanilla. Saat pertama disemprot aku mencium wangi vanilla yang natural dan manis serta dark chocolate yang delicious. Walaupun merupakan gourmand fragrance, Orchidee Vanille tidak kelewat sickly sweet ataupun sintetik.

Selain vanilla dan dark chocolate, aku mendetect sedikit wangi almond yang bitter dan super soft orchid yang feminine. Kesan yang diberikan oleh parfum ini adalah comforting, cuddly, and warm.

Tipe orang seperti apa yang memakai parfum ini?
Kalau Orchidee Vanille adalah seorang perempuan, dia akan menjadi seseorang yang innocent yet sensual. Calm & demure in the morning, relax & intimate in the night. Quite exotic yet romatic. Mysterious yet approachable.

Situasi apa yang cocok untuk pakai parfum ini?
Karena easy to wear, aku merasa Orchidee & Vanille cocok dikenakan sehari-hari seperti di kelas, office, lounging around at home, maupun intimate dinner. Namun jangan berlebihan pakainya terutama bagi yang tinggal di iklim panas dan tropis, it could make you nauseous. Cukup satu atau dua semprot dapat membuat orang  yang berada dekat berpikir that we are delicious enough to eat!

Bagaimana dengan sillage dan ketahanannya?
Sillage nya moderate, dapat tercium dari jarak arm length. Ketahanannya termasuk baik, padahal banyak eau de parfum lainnya nggak terlalu tahan lama di kulit aku. Orchidee Vanille tahan sekitar 4-6 jam di kulit dan 8-10 jam apabila disemprot di pakaian.

Berapa harganya?
SGD 250 (sekitar Rp 2.325.000,- untuk 75 ml parfum) beli di Escentuals Paragon.

Singapore & India Beauty Haul: Van Cleef & Arpels, Fresh, Tarte Cosmetics, Holy Lama Naturals, Parachute Advansed


Hi semua!
Bulan lalu, adikku tersayang baru saja kembali dari solo travelling ke Singapore dan India, sebagai adik yang sayang kakaknya (cieeee…) tentu dia membawakan aku beberapa beauty product ini. I’m so grateful and excited! Let’s check them out.


Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Orchidee Vanille Eau de Parfum
Van Cleef & Arpels merupakan brand high end jewelry yang berasal dari Paris. Jewelry mereka dikenakan oleh banyak style icon seperti Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson), Grace Kelly, dan Elizabeth Taylor. Tidak hanya jewelry saja mereka juga memiliki lini jam tangan dan parfum.

Collection Extraordinaire merupakan luxurious niche perfume line yang mereka miliki, menggunakan high quality and expensive rare ingredients from all over the world. Oleh karena itu tidak heran bila mereka mematok harga yang cukup tinggi untuk sebotol parfum ini.


Orchidee Vanille seperti namanya merupakan parfum beraroma vanilla gourmand yang delicious dan bunga anggrek yang elegan. Walaupun kandungan utamanya vanilla, wangi Orchidee Vanille tidak ‘eneg’ dan ‘syntethic’ seperti banyak vanilla fragrance lainnya. Kedepannya akan kureview parfum ini secara lebih lengkap di post terpisah. 

Selain itu penjaga tokonya memberikan banyak free sample niche perfume lainnya, I'm very excited about the Penhaligon's and Acqua di Parma!


Price: SGD 250 (sekitar Rp 2.325.000,- untuk 75 ml parfum) beli di Escentuals Paragon. Check website mereka untuk lihat stunning and superb jewelry collection http://www.vancleefarpels.com/ww/en/?from_unlocalized=1

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in “Berry” dan “Petal”
Aku suka banget dengan Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment yang “Rose”, oleh karena itu aku memutuskan untuk mencoba warna-warna lainnya. “Petal” menghasilkan warna peachy pink yang natural. “Berry” yang ternyata cukup pigmented (almost like lipstick!) menghasilkan warna burgundy yang cocok banget untuk fall dan winter. Keduanya memiliki wangi lemon yang manis sekaligus segar khas Fresh lipbalm lainnya. Teksturnya super lembut dan mengandung SPF 15. I love Fresh Lip Treatment, kedepannya aku mau coba warna-warna lainnya.



Price: satunya SGD 33 (sekitar Rp 306.900,-) beli di Sephora, Ion Orchard

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in “Envy”
Buat kalian yang suka nonton TV series “2 Broke Girl$” pasti tahu bahwa salah satu tokoh utamanya Max Black, selalu memakai deep berry color on her lips. Turns out this is the exact lipcolor that being used in the series. Tarte Lip Tint ini berbentuk krayon yang bisa diputar dan very easy to apply.


Tarte liptint ini termasuk produk yang versatile. Bisa dioles tipis-tipis untuk menghasilkan efek just bitten lip atau bisa juga dioles banyak-banyak untuk menghasilkan warna yang opaque. Namun karena memiliki matte texture dan longevity yang cukup baik, Tarte Lip Tint ini potensial untuk bikin bibir jadi kering. Aku sarankan untuk pakai lipbalm terlebih dahulu sebelum apply produk ini.

Harga: SGD 36 ( sekitar Rp 334.800,-) beli di Sephora, Ion Orchard

Holy Lama Naturals Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Saat di India my sister mencoba ayurvedic massage, dia bilang bahkan setelah mandi, wangi coconut oilnya tidak hilang. Mengetahui bahwa coconut oil bermanfaat untuk kesehatan dan kecantikan aku minta adikku untuk membelikan.

Holy Lama Coconut Oil ini safe untuk digunakan bagi newborn baby. Selain itu dapat dipakai sebagai body oil untuk menjadikan kulit lebih lembut, dioles ke kulit kepala untuk menyuburkan rambut, mengurangi stretch marks, dan lain-lain.

Sejauh ini aku pakai coconut oil sebagai ‘cem-ceman’ sebelum keramas. I like it, it makes my hair very soft and manageable.


Parachute Advansed Ayurvedic  Hair Oil
Ayurvedic Hair Oil ini bermanfaat untuk mengurangi kerontokan sehingga rambut dapat tumbuh lebih panjang dan kuat. Sayangnya aku nggak suka dengan baunya. It smells really bad to me. Cuma kucoba sekali dan kukasih lagi ke adikku.

Nah, sekian dulu haul aku kali ini, hugs, kisses, and million thanks to my sister yang sudah mau repot belikan aku oleh-oleh diatas. Apabila kalian punya pengalaman dengan produk diatas jangan ragu untuk share komen. Have a great day all!
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