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Thursday, November 13, 2014

September Haul!

I've never done a full haul post (at least I don't think I have), but lately haul post has been my favorite (especially Mindy's haul), so I thought I'll do my own haul post. Plus, September was definitely a splurge month for me.

I'm also thinking of doing this haul post monthly to help keep track of my spending.

Anhyhoo, let's just start with the haul, shall we?


Luxola has been having TONS of sales because of their recent launch and I couldn't just pass up this opportunity to grab some things that I've been wanting - I also happened to have Rp 200,000 voucher and they had Rp 200,000 promo code, so yes, I used both.

I got the Real Technique duo-fibre brush set, Beauty Blender, and Real Technique beauty sponge (supposed to be a great beauty blender dupe). I was so excited to finally try the super famous beauty blender! Yes, it's as good as it's been raved about. I really love the finish it gives to my skin, almost kinda flawless in a way. Haven't tried the RT one, gonna try it when my beauty blender is no more (which I really hope will at least still be another 6 months) :)

The Body Shop

The Body Shop was having they anniversary sale last September, both online and in-store (different promo each). Since it's not often that TBS has that big of a sale, I of course, had to snatch a few things.

Those 2 on top I got online. Chocomania body scrub for 30% off and the Spa Fit Firming & Toning gel for 60% off (!!!). The spa fit range has been one of things I want to try from TBS, but damn, they're pretty steep (compared to other TBS items), so I'm happy with this loot. Also wanted to get the Spa Fit scrub, but I waited too long (took me 2 days to finally decide which items I wanna buy lolol) and it was already sold out :(

This is the ones I got in-store. I had been wanting to get the whole range of the Chocomania line ever since I tried the body shower (Birthday Gift for being a member).

Anyway, in-store there were promo for either 48% off or 58% off, I don't remember, but it was around half-off for sure, if you have the member card. There were certain time frame for this promo though, and when I was at the store in TA, the promo didn't start in like another 50 minutes or so, so I just decided to go home and come back 2 days after (last day of the anniversary sale). Little did I know, they shifted the types of promo everyday (or every other day, not sure), so when I came back two days later the promo has been changed to 30% off *sigh*. Should've just waited for that 50 minutes. I mean, 30% off is really not bad, but you know human nature, I'm just greedy and wanted the half-off hehe.


Pictures credit to Zalora

I have been obsessed with Zalora since July this year. I think it starts to replace Berrybenka as my top destination for online fashion shop (I still love Berrybenka though - it's more affordable)! That's huge considering a lot of my stuffs since last year has been from Berrybenka. 

Except for metallic skater skirt, I've used the rest. You can see I wore that monochrome sheer tank HERE, I paired it with a skirt and it turned into a full party dress for a wedding. My favorite buy would be the faux leather skater skirt though, it is so versatile and a must-have staple your wardrobe!


 Pictures credit to Berrybenka

Out of all the items that I got here, I actually only had worn that peach stripy sweater. A note on this sweater: I bought it already on sale, but then after a few days they cut the price in half wtf.

This is why I tend to shop at Zalora more now, because even though the price is more expensive (I buy the ones on sale though lol #cheapskate), I'm more likely to wear the items that I got since I actually like them and not just an impulse buy caused by cheap price like in some cases of my Berrybenka purchases, namely this September's purchase. I still love and will continue to shop at Berrybenka though :p can't help myself..

That's all for my shoppping in September! See you at the end of this month for another haul :D

xoxo, Lily

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Monthly Montages - August, September, & October 2014

There goes down the drain my initial plan of actually doing this "Monthly Montages" in monthly basis while I'm in summer holiday lol. It's November now, summer has passed and I have 3 months worth of "Monthly Montages" piled up. #procastinationatitsbest people!

Anyway, I'm just gonna combine all those months into a single post, not even gonna bother to try and make them into singular ones.

Let's start with August!


  • Finally summoned the gut to sort out and clean my nail polish stash. Killed a whole afternoon lol
  • And and and Din Tai Fung at Mal @ Alam Sutera finally opened!! Tried their supposedly "best xiao long bao" and it was really good. Not sure if it was the best (this din tai fung is the halal one, so no pork xiao long bao - boo!), but definitely yummy. Gonna go to the Din Tai Fung chef's table next time to try the real deal (pork xiao long bao that is)
  • Selfie while filming 3 videos in a row I think, it was when I was in a roll filming back to school videos
  • THIS! This is one of the cheapest arem-arem I can find here in Jakarta. It was 3k, which of course not exactly cheap - it's average price - for a street snack back in Jogja, but it was really GENEROUSLY filled with the meat filling. Taste wise, it was pretty good too.

  • Also finally tried Marugame Udon. It was pretty good too I think, but I still much prefer thick-souped ramen (I like super savoury dishes better than light-tasting ones)
  • Aaah, that feeling when all of your online orders coming in at the same time. It's like a birthday lol
  • Gotta take a selfie (ish? Only eyes one) because I did an almost perfect winged eyeliner!
  • Spotted this stand that sells uber cute soap shaped in various treats (cupcake, macaron, drinks, tart, etc) in CP bazaar. Bought 3 soaps (smells really good btw) and haven't used it till now 'cause I don't have the heart to ruin the shape wtf #firstworldproblem

  • Disgusting pic, I know, but I was doing a major rub-off in my room for the first time since I moved here and damn, they didn't clean this place properly. Lots of dirt on the window frame and hinge area of the bathroom door
  • My (then) favorite snack. A bowl of milk and dark baking chocolate chips. I bought it to make lava cake and end up only used it to make 1 lava cake and snacking the leftover just as is hehe
  • Sam was sound asleep and I had nothing to do, so what else did I have to do other than give him a quick nail do, yes?  

  • Okay, I think there's a glitch in my Sims 3, every time my sim finished took a bath and went to work, he went naked like that lolol. I think it's because he's on the higher level of his job and doesn't have to wear uniform and most of the time he goes to work right after shower, so since he doesn't have to change clothes he just goes with the last clothes he has on, which is his birthday suit a.k.a NONE. Makes sense enough? So, yeah, he just walks around, struttin' his stuffs with no fucks to give lol (none of that pixelated censor covering his butt and weewee some more - btw, if you're curious, he's a ken doll wtf)
  • Wasabi Kit Kat from Eko. It tastes like milky kit kat and then has this slightly spicy and bitter aftertaste.
  • Mussels in garlic herb butter sauce or something from Manhattan Fish Market. I usually don't quite like mussels, but this one is really good, especially because of that yummy sauce. I can eat just bread and that sauce and will be a happy camper.
  • My favorite hainam rice from Gang U in Syahdan. Best one I tried around here so far.


  • Moon cake festival! I actually only like moon cake with red bean (tausa) and nut (I think it's almond) filling. Back in the day (which probably only like 5-7 years ago lol), it was one of the most often flavour that is given out, but now out of a few boxes of moon cake that my parent got, I only found one cake with that filling (1 box usually filled with 4 different moon cakes). The rest are either lotus paste or these new (modern, I guess) filling like avocado, mango, green tea, like WHAT?! They taste weird to me and I'm usually down with trying any strange/new food.
  • Poppin' Cookin'!! It really is fun, and the taste is not bad at all. The fish roe taste like popping bubble :D
  • Everytime in Jogja gotta have a chinese food and dim sum feast at Serayu Restaurant. They have really awesome chinese food. Try the shrimp hotplate!!
  • Tried this (relatively) new authentic Italian restaurant in Jogja (don't remember the name). I ordered squid ink pasta expecting the sauce would be black, but actually only the pasta uses squid ink, the sauce is like standard cream sauce. Still tastes good though. The price is a bit steep for Jogja, but for once in a while still okay, not crazily overpriced. My father definitely will prefer eat at warung tenda seafood (seafood hawker stall?) next to this place lol. He doesn't really like western food, add to that have to pay so much extra, I think he'd rather just watch us eat and then he'll get himself take-out from the hawker stall later

  • I'm forever will see my lil' brother as a 10 years old. When I saw he actually has (somewhat) muscly arms, it striked me that he's actually already 14 (I felt so old lol)
  • My favorite cookies from Mary Anne's. Butter Cornflakes. Even my lil' brother who don't really like cookies like this one, so naturally I had to stock up to bring to Jakarta :D
  • Selfie with Sam at Puncak. He was so adamant about me having to try eating Indomie (with soup one) in Puncak wtf. He said because the weather is cold, the indomie tastes a lot better
  • My lil' cousins from Jember. So cute!! Anyway, the blue beenies were knitted by my mom. It's her hobby now. Knitting. Such a granny's hobby lol. I think I got my crafty gene (read: spending - wasting if you want - hours of time by making something yourself when you can just easily buy it in stores and save yourself the trouble lol) from my mom.

  • Spending the day in Taman Safari (Zoo) Cisarua Bogor. It was one of best date we've ever had. I love zoo and I really love the road trip to get there and back 

  • Elephant poo paper. I sniffed it and it doesn't smell like anything thankfully. I expected it to at least has that "organic" smell.
  • Ubi Madu Cilembu (Cilembu Honey Sweet Potato)!! It was actually my first time trying out ubi cilembu and it was really good. The name honey sweet potato really fits too as it is the sweetest sweet potato I've ever tried
  • Visited Cimory while in Puncak. They have buy 1 get 1 on their newly launched soya milk, so I bought a bunch of them - it's the cheapskate in me, can't pass up a good deal
  • Chocomory - Cimory's chocolate brand. I recommend that hazelnut filled chocolate and crispy matcha. I bought that chocolate buttons because I thought I'll be all cutesy tootsie sippin' in hot cocoa while reading or blogging or editing, but ended up haven't even tried it yet till now wtf

  • Soufeel charms bracelet, sooo pretty
  • Sam being all serious coding and stuffs (he looked like he's sleeping though in this pic :p)
  • Went to Luxola's launch. Read HERE for the full post
  • My mom and and dad visited Jakarta, so we went to eat together. My mom said she might come to Jakarta again in a couple of weeks. Eeek, I'm excited!

  • I slept with parent in their hotel 'cause I want to have the breakfast. I don't know what it is about hotel breakfast, but I loooove it so much. It's my favorite part about staying in a hotel! 
  • Seafood baked rice from Fish & Co. Meh. Just go eat their fish and chips
  • The chilli crab fish and chip! Love it :D
  • Uber cute doughnuts. To be honest, it doesn't taste that good (nothing compared to dunkin' donuts or J.Co), but it's instagram worthy lol. Sigh, remember that time when people buy food because they're delicious and not because they want to have nice instagram photos? #preinstagramera


  • Finally took photos of the Madam Glam nail polishes! Reviews on them soon :)
  • Had the will power to tidy up my insanely messy wardrobe, at last. Yes, that pic is already the after. 
  • Had another perfect winged eyeliner day, SO.MUST.TAKE.TONS.OF.SELFIE lol
  • Another instagram worthy food! These ones is not bad though. I quite liked the beef blackpepper (cow shaped one), although the chicken something" (chicken shaped one) is no bueno (is that the correct word? :p)

  • Stayed at my brother's and cooked this breakfast with his girlfriend. Pork burger, homemade BBQ sauce, and cheat pancake out of the box. The homemade BBQ sauce was dabombdiggity! We used the Gordon Ramsay's recipe btw if you want to make BBQ sauce yourself too.
  • Flied back to Jogja for my Dad's birthday! :D
  • Finally the long-awaited IKEA opens its door! The famous ice cream cone. I also tried the famous swedish meatball, but I already gorged 'em down before I can remember to take photo of it #gluttonproblem
  • Wedding guest OOTD. Love that bottom, too bad there isn't much place I can wear them to

  • First time eating actual pomegranate fruit (I only had tried the boxed pomegranate drink before). They are a pain in the butt to peel though, aren't they? I've tried using the technique I learnt from youtube (Youtube is the best way to learn something lol, even menial stuffs like this) and it still took me more than a half hour with red splatter all over the place wtf. Anyway, the texture is a bit like grapefruit -crunchy with burst of juice- and the taste is like a mix of orange and grapefruit
  • Bunny farm at Mal @ Alam Sutera! Cuteness overload! You have to pay 30k to get inside though
  • Really cute brother and sister I spotted in LW after my gym class. They hold hand all the time while walking with their parent, never letting go for even a second! So cute and precious can melt your heart. Anyway, I had to be a creepy stalker and take a photo of this precious moment
  • All you can eat at Poke Sushi because they're having 50%, 75%, and 100% off promotion with Danamon credit card. This one is Salmon Salad (I think) and it was the highlight of that night. The salmon was fresh and the sauce was really delicious and went well with the salmon. A perfect light appetizer
And that pretty much conclude the last 3 months of my life. I went back to Jogja a lot lol. Anyway, hope you guys have a great holiday season!!!


Monday, October 27, 2014


I'm having my first ever giveaway right now! Today (October 27th) is the last day for you guys to enter, so hurry ;)

Good Luck,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Luxola's Beauty Discovery Evening | NEW Luxola Indonesia Launch

/*overdue post! forgot to publish it lol*/

A couple of weeks ago (on 22nd of September, I believe), I was invited to attend the launch of NEW Luxola Indonesia. Why "NEW" you might ask, since Luxola has been launched in Indonesia since a couple years ago? I'm gonna tap into that later in the event section, but first thing first, I wanna give a huge thank you to Luxola Indonesia's team for having me :)

I think most of you already know about Luxola if you're from South East Asia, especially Singapore (their origin country - I saw a HUGE HUGE advert of Luxola pasted on the wall of the MRT Station when I was in SG), and if you've subscribed to Lolabox before, since Luxola has made frequent appearances in their boxes. Heck, even I know Luxola from Lolabox. I actually purchased my first Sleek palette and Models Own nail polish from them as well.

In case you don't know about Luxola, here's the gist: they are a one-stop online beauty store where you can find various brands, from the ones that you're familiar with (ie. The Face Shop, Skin79) to the ones that are still hard to find/not distributed here (ie. Lime Crime, Beauty Blender, Eco Tools, Real Technique, etc). Yes, their products are 100% original. As of now, Luxola operates in 10 countries, including Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, and of course, Indonesia!

Now that you've been familiarized with Luxola, let's get into the fun part, the actual event! :D

Of course, gotta take a selfie of the FOTD on the way there. 

I was rushing from school to the event (I had class until 3 p.m., the event starts at 5 p.m., and the venue was about 20 km away), so I only used very minimal do. I think I only had on The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream, Maxfactor Mastertouch concealer, Crazy Rumors lip balm, The Body Shop lip stain, eyeliner (either Maybelline Hypersharp Liner or Cyber Color) and a setting powder. I also planned to do something to my hair, but at the end I was like "Ain't nobody got time for that", which actually benefits me and you'll see why later.

The event was held at Jimbaran Outdoor Lounge in Intercontinental Jakarta Midplaza Hotel. I really liked the venue because it's outdoor, which means tons natural light, resulting in nicer pictures (at least while the sun is till up).

At the entrance, there was a Photo Booth for camwhoring and also a guy who'll took a polaroid picture of you :D

Props to camwhore with.

Spotted Carryn from diaryofaneyelinerjunkie with Aullia from duapuluhtujuhdesember. There were also Endi Feng, Felicia from bubblegum-happiness (she's even more pretty in real life omg), Uchieta Pohan, Shella from polish wonderland, and a bunch more.

One with Elin from elinivana. Btw, the dress code was Classy Black and White, that's why everyone were dressed in monochrome.

You don't expect someone who's vain like me to not take pics just by myself, do you? Or maybe that's more because I'm a very introverted person rather than because I'm vain :p

The theme of the event is "Luxola's Beauty Discovery Evening" because there will be various mini beauty treatments from some of the brands that they carry. So there were these little sections at the venue and there was a different beauty treatment in each of those. Cute concept, isn't it? Let's take a lil' tour to each booth!

Skin Care Booth by L'Oreal

The first booth there was a skincare booth by L'Oreal, so there were a bunch L'Oreal stuffs to try out, like the ones from the RevitaLift line and White Perfect line.

I didn't actually visit this booth because I already had makeup on, so I just took a couple photos.

Make-Up Booth by The Balm

I loved this booth. There were tons of The Balm products to play with, and God knows I've been really intrigued by The Balm for a long time, mainly because of their unique retro packaging. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a cute packaging!

You can also get a make-up touch up, even make over, there if you want.

Look at those The Balm items galore to play with. There were more products at the back too. I just can't.

False Eyelashes Booth by Arline

The display of the various kinds of falsies they have.

I believe the woman is the owner, while the guy is the ambassador. I thought it was the other way around since the name is Arline by Gusnaldi (the guy).

Anyway, I was waiting for my turn to try on their falsies when I noticed the SPG (I think)'s falsies and immediately fascinated by it. It's so cute and fits her oriental face perfectly, definitely the kind of lashes that is suitable for Chinese event like CNY. Picture that lashes, red lips, and a Jibao dress :D

This is the lashes they chose for me because I asked for a natural look. This falsies are made from 100% premium human hair.

Before putting on the falsies. As you can see, I have an almost borderline non-noticeacle lashes. It's not that I have super-short lashes, they are just not thick and curled enough.

Waiting for the lashes to be cut to fit my eyes and to be glued. The girl who helped me putting on the lashes was really nice and informative. Love her hair too btw.

So vain one, putting on falsies still have to smile at the camera lol. 

Excuse the mess that is my eyebrows. I rarely groomed them unless I have a special event to attend to (ie. family weddings) because I feel like they are covered by my bang anyway. Truthfully, that's just an excuse for me being a #lazyass

After putting on the falsies. 

I kid you not, it was the most comfortable falsies I've ever tried. Granted I've only tried a handful of falsies in my entire life so far because I only used them for special occasions like family weddings, graduation, etc, but I realized at one point I actually forgot I had falsies on until a representative from Luxola (either from Malaysia or Singapore) asked me about it. Also, by the end of the night, I don't feel like ripping the falsies right off, which is rare for me.

It's a little bit hard to see the actual falsies in this photo (I have clearer photo down below), especially because I didn't use an eyelash curler afterward, but you can definitely see the thickening effect of it. It looks natural too :D

Nail Parlour Booth by OPI

Look at those OPI nail polishes on display! Good thing I'm not as addicted to nail polish anymore, so I'm not as tempted to just shove it all down my purse.

I didn't get my nails done though because I already had a nail art on, and why would I wanna trade a nail art I painstakingly drew to a plain mani, right? Okay, I might have exaggerated a bit. The nail art I had on was actually quite simple, but I was still reluctant to remove it 'cause it matched the dress code.

Hair Styling Booth by Babyliss & Vidal Sassoon

Good thing I didn't do a single damn thing to my hair other than combed it before the event, so I get to try the babyliss irons provided. I also saw some hair stuffs from Vidal Sassoon too, but decided to try the Babyliss Curl Secret!

I've been intrigued by the Babyliss Curl Secret for quite sometime ever since I saw it on itsjudytime channel, but -Oh, wait I just checked out her channel, turns out she tried the one from Conair, not Babyliss lol. Oops, my bad- But anyway, I thought she tried the babyliss and it seemed like such a hassle to use and not to mention seemed pretty dangerous because your hair can get stuck in it and get pulled, so I never took the plunge when I saw it on the counter (I had it in my head that it was a dangerous, hard to use, gimmicky product that's not worth the money).

Still, I was curious about the unique concept of this curling tool, so when I saw it ready to try in this booth, I went ahead and tried it with the help of the girl from that booth.

It's actually REALLY easy to use. There are 3 settings, for the heat, timer, and curl direction so you create curls with different effects. All you have to do after choosing the setting you want are placing a section of your hair into the chamber, wait for the the timer to beep, and release the hair. I tried it myself after the girl taught me how and I have no difficulty using it.

The con I find on this curling tool is probably the fact that you need to section you hair pretty small to be able to fit it into the chamber, so it can be pretty time consuming if you have tons of hair. Oh! And also, it's a bit harder to do the hair at back side.

After the curling is done. I loved the result. I think it took about 15 to 20 minutes or so in total. Added this Babyliss Curl Secret to my wish list :)

You can see the Arline falsies better in the above photo.

Products Booth

In this booth there were products that Luxola carries on display.

Sugarpill, Ecotools, Skin79, Real Technique, Bioderma, Cottage, The Balm, Lime Crime, etc
Yes, they do carry Lime Crime & Sugarpill!!!

I can already hear the excitement of Indonesian MUA and beauty blogger lol. I personally am pumped that I finally can get my hands on Lime Crime nail polishes. I've searched for Indonesian online shop that sells them a long time ago to no avail.

Kenzo, Cartier, IASO, Dr. Jart, Coverderm, Rosebud Perfume Company, Beauty Blender, etc
More eye candy for beauty product junkie :D

NEW Luxola Indonesia?

That's Alexis who presented. She is the founder of Luxola. The woman beside her who wore that white halter top and black skirt is Cynthia Chaerunnisa, head of marketing Luxola Indonesia, and she is actually the co-founder of the now-discontinued Lolabox! Sigh, I miss Lolabox. I hope there will be a new beauty subscription box in Indonesia soon.

Anyway, here's the gist of the NEW Luxola Indonesia:

  • Luxola Indonesia has its own domain now, so you go to instead of
  • Luxola now has a warehouse located in Indonesia, so all products you purchase from them are sent directly from their Indonesia warehouse, as opposed to before where your purchase were sent from Singapore Warehouse -> Indonesia Office -> Your Doorstep, which means a lot faster shipping time (Yay!!).
  • carries different products than Because Luxola Indonesia warehouse is still considerably new, some of the products available are different than the ones on (ie. you can't find Lime Crime & Sugarpill on Also, currently Luxola Indonesia carries fewer brands than Don't worry though, because they are working on bringing other brands available on to the Indonesia warehouse as well.
  • Various payment methods are available: Visa/Mastercard, BCA Klikpay, Mandiri Clickpay, Bank Transfer, and COD (Jabodetabek area). Ps. the last time I shopped there, BCA Klikpay is not available yet though.
  • Aforementioned faster delivery time. 

with Hema Mansukhani and Alexis. Both of them are so nice.
The event presentation actually only took about 10 to 15 minutes, and then they let us roamed around the booths again.

I was already finished exploring all the booths, so I went to get some finger food provided there.

I know this has nothing to do with beauty stuffs, but being a total glutton that I am, it's almost impossible to resist to take some photos of the food :p 

This one is some kind of meat (duck?chicken?) on a cracker.

Salmon on a toast
Yummy Chocolate Cake
After I stuffed my face with all the finger food (so proud of myself that I had managed to restraint myself from getting more food as I usually go out of control at any buffet-style eatery), I took more photos at the photo booth, chat a little bit, took the goodie bag (AWESOME goodie bag btw), and went home.

Anyway, a little side story, I waited for about an hour for Sam to pick me up and I was worried that he couldn't find me. I ran out of my phone battery some more. Luckily, when I asked the front security on where I can find a pay phone, he actually offered me to use his phone instead! So nice of him, isn't it? I'm forever grateful to him, because if I hadn't been able to call my mom (I don't remember Sam's number by heart lol), who knows how much longer I'd need to wait as it turned out Sam was waiting on the other part of the building. Faith in humanity restored.

Left: at the beginning of the event & Right: at the end of the event. It's not often that you go to an event and come home with a nicer look :)

The super awesome goodie bag :D Definitely going to review some of them!

Once again, thank you Luxola for having me there (and Herinta for inviting me)! It was a fun event.