The first batch of #MissionEmpties

I’m joining #missionempties, it’s a 30-day challenge of emptying as much beauty products as possible starting from the 28th August. 

So here are my first few batch.



This past few days I managed to emptied out several sampe sized products. I can’t believe they only have few wears left and I left them untouched for months! Thanks to #missionempties I’m now on the lookout for stuff that I need to get rid off from my stash. 

The Fancl powder wash is absolutely great but no preservative so you need to finish it in 4 months. Or else the scent become funky.

The Guerlain Super Aqua Eye serum is a little bit of a let down. It’s hydrating. Period. I can get away with any Kiehl’s or Clinique if that’s all it can do. 

The Clarins Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel pn the other hand is super gentle and nice, cooling, hydrating acid toner. I want to purchase full size but I have so many acid toner at the moment.

Bobbi Brown’s skincare is always👍, surprisingly. This Extra Bright Advanced Moisture cream is light, absorbs immediately and leaves skin feeling fresh. Though as much as brightening goes it helps the glow only.



This is actually the first empty of my #missionempties. Which took me by surprise because I thought there are still plenty inside. Maybe I should cut it open first. I kept this by my bedside table because it has super nice scent like any other product in Nuxe Reve de Miel line. We need this because it absorp beautifully. And I sometimes use this on my entire leg if it’s super dry. 



The first batch of #MissionEmpties

365 in Skincare: My AM Routine when Having I’m Acne Breakout

Kalau mengikuti akun Instagram saya, pasti 2 minggu belakangan ini udah bosen, ya, “dengerin” saya ngeluh masalah jerawatan. Untuk seseorang yang jarang banget jerawatan this is major! Nggak mungkin lah, kalau nggak pernah bermasalah kulitnya. Begitu pula saya. Biasanya sih kalau PMS adalah satu atau dua. Tapi kali ini, begitu hilang satu muncul satu lagi. Gede-gede pula! Sebelnya, jerawat yang timbul bukan jerawat yang ada matanya, tapi jerawat batu. Ini sebenarnya kesalahan saya sendiri, sih.

Awalnya karena mudik ke Malang. Pas mudik ke Malang saya tahu betul kalau di Malang sedang dingin, around 20 degrees. Nah, di antara itu saya sempat ke Blitar, di mana udaranya tidak sama seperti Malang tapi lebih berdebu. Saya sudah siap tempur. Bawa segala macam deep cleansing mask dan juga siap sedia Sunday Riley Artemis dan History of Whoo Soon Hwan Essence karena kedua produk tersebut paling ampuh membantu menyeimbangkan kondisi kulit saya.

Sayangnya, begitu balik ke Jakarta saya mulai lalai dan enak-enakan. Padahl udah di Jakarta sedang panas-panasnya. Yang terjadi adalah dua minggu kemudian mulai deh muncul satu persatu jerawat! Yang paling bikin bete adalah jerawat batu ini sakit banget dan ganggu karena gede banget. Jadinya saya jadi gatel pencet-pencet dan jadilah berbekas dan merusak jaringan kulit *sigh*.

Anyway below are the skincare that I’m using in the morning to tackle this problem.

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365 in Skincare: My AM Routine when Having I’m Acne Breakout

pH Strip Test Chronicle: Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

Obviously this is just to reconfirm that the pH is indeed 4. The full review is available on the blog. No SLS. Not available in Indonesia. I bought mine from Eri’s lapak at Female Daily Market Plaza for around IDR 345,000 (depending on exchange rate).

pH Strip Test Chronicle: Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

Why Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Move Up in its Position on my Cleanser List.

For the longest time, I have been telling people that there are plenty of cleansers out there that you need to try out first before you reach out for Sunday Riley Ceramic Cleanser. I hate the fact that everything from Sunday Riley is ridiculously overpriced and seems to be marketed to be a breakthrough in the market. Where in fact, I’ve seen similar product before. There’s nothing new. But her PR and Marketing people are so good that it’s everywhere and it’s the brand to have!

Considering that the price of this cleanser is USD 45 (before tax!) is not exactly cheap. Of course, this is also the time where I’ve found out that Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is  as lush as what people said. Fancl Washing Powder is just as mild and great. So what’s the fuss really!

I’ll tell you why I’ve changed my mind and why it’s definitely an ok thing for you to get this cleanser. It’s so worth the splurge!

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Why Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Move Up in its Position on my Cleanser List.

HG Cleanser: Sum37 Miracle Rose cleansing Stick

If you ask me what’s my favourite second cleanser or facial cleanser? One of the answers will include this product which is Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. I’ve openly advertise everywhere that Sum37 is one of the brands that get full endorsement from yours truly. Because each and every product that I’ve tried (with very minor exclusion) had been spot on. This is no exception.

First thing first. The basic questions that makes a cleanser a HG. SLS? pH? After the jump!

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HG Cleanser: Sum37 Miracle Rose cleansing Stick

pH Strip Test Chronicle: The Introduction

I’ve been quite concern lately about the pH of certain products because apparently prying on ingredients alone when choosing a product is not enough. There’s a next step to it which is pH number!

It all started with the cleanser. Apparently using cleanser with pH that is more than 5.5 will destroy your acid mantle – which is in short it will sort of ruin your skin’s barrier system and in the long run will make it more sensitive and in my case everytime I used cleanser with high pH it feels truly drying. I started to notice about the pH of cleanser because of Skin & Tonic’s post about pH and maintaining moisture barrier here. It’s definitely worth the read if you want to up your ante on the skincare routine game and how to pick your skincare carefully.

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pH Strip Test Chronicle: The Introduction

pH Strip Test Chronicle: Clarins White Plus Pearl-to-Cream Brightening Cleanser

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What is it? (From Clarin’s website)

Leaves skin clear, luminous, translucent and even-toned

Clarins White Plus Pearl-to-Cream Brightening Cleanser contains a pleasant texture and a high performance formula, helping to prevent and reduce pigmentation whilst leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. This foaming cream cocoons the skin in softness, leaving it perfectly clean, fresh, soothed and flawless. It will eliminate all traces of impurites and pollution while respecting the hydrolipidic film.

This cleanser will also progressively unifies and brightens the complexion thanks to alchemilla extract, which restores the skin’s natural, fresh, rosey aspect. Perfect for combination skin and use in hot climates. Also a great way to remove all traces of make-up without damaging the outer layer of the skin.

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pH Strip Test Chronicle: Clarins White Plus Pearl-to-Cream Brightening Cleanser