Wednesday, November 26, 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


Rp 1.170.000,- for 50 ml 

Tuesday, November 11, 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

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 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!

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!
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