August 23, 2014

Singapore with Mom and Bro!

Approximately last month, my mom, my brother and I went to Singapore, solely to avoid a rumored riot regarding Indonesian presidential election. Elle didn't come with us because she had a job, yeah she's brave (and money lovin) like that. The riot didn't happened, btw, thank God, so we really just flew out for nothing but this short, unplanned yet fun getaway! ;D
Late night Bakkut Teh with family is major LOVE!

So the day we arrived was started with me hopping on to the salon:

Blogged about it here. ^^

And then we strolled around the mall..

Helping bro picking out a casual blazer.
Fam selfie! 

Later on that night, we decided we're still hungry, so we went out hunting for BAKKUT TEH!!
This one Founder Bak Kut Teh was heavily recommended, and it opens til late at night (til 02-03 AM, I believe), so off we went! As you can see, the wall of this restaurant is filled with photographs of celebrities who visited this place, including Jay Chow lol. It's that famous!
It was actually quite a struggle, getting there, because we tried using a bus to get there, but we got off the wrong stop so we had to walk about... three blocks (do understand that we Indonesian don't really walk as much as Singaporean, so). When we finally saw the sign, we were like:

Overall, the Bakkut Teh was very good! The combination of the tender meat (which easily slipped off the bone), hot-clear-fragrant peppery soup, chopped chili, stewed soy sauce egg, pork liver, ETC. WAS SO NICE LAH!!! The service was fast. We were seated with another 3 people, but it's okay because the restaurant was really packed (eventhough it was 11 PM!) and it was a pretty big table. I recommend you to also try the Beancurd Skin, twas really good!
Founder Bak Kut Teh 发起人肉骨茶餐馆 | New Orchid Hotel, 347 Balestier Road, Singapore. Tel: 63526192
Lolled at the BadBoy GoodGirl Snapback my brother wore that night.

The next day! Sun was shining, birds were chirping…
And I decided to eat ice cream!

GOWIGASA Must Have HW Shorts (avail in Brown, Olive Green and Black), Hammer Loose Ivory Shirt, Forever21 Red Bow Flats, Deer Vintage Necklace, Unbranded Batik Bangle

Next stop was lunch at Shirokiya Chijmes!
Lol, taught mom this 'look down and smile' pose and she looked really cute doing it! Especially with her Japanese teeth (read: messy teeth lol). But what is it that she's holding there?
It's this SUPER DELICIOUS Soymilk Green Tea Ice Cream!! AAAAAAAA this one is really, really, really delicious, beyond expectation like mad!!! Must try!!
Shirokiya Chjimes | 30 Victoria Street #01-05/06 CHIJMES Singapore 187996. Tel: 6337-5188
Blur but we're lovin it!! Mom, you can try other pose, actually lol.

Obligatory full body pose with moi pretty mama!

Later on that night:

SUPER BIG AND DELICIOUS Smoked Duck Breast Pizza at Marché OMG!!!!!!!! I had three slices I guess, so delicious!

Next day, we took the train to Marina Bay Sands and on the station, I saw this:
Haha it's a show and I wanna watch it! Hopefully I can!
Inside the mall. So beautiful, isn't it? ^^ If you're going to Singapore, you should visit Marina Bay Sands at least once! My number one reason for visiting this place is actually to take pictures… for my Instagram sponsors lol:

The view and natural lighting was very gorgeous lah, really easy to get good shots like this haha.

LOL AWKWARD SHOT WITH BRO!!! It's because there was this guy who suddenly approached us and offered to take our picture together because he thought we were on our honeymoon LOL WTH hahahaha.

Love you so much, mum!


Last day!
Mom no longer doing the 'look down and smile' pose, instead, she looked down and posed like this lolol still so aegyo!
Itadakimasu! Yep, it's my turn for the 'look down and smile' pose lol. 

Nom nom!

Moving on, we passed by this very cute cafe, and turns out it's the Charlie Brown Cafe! So cute! 
Pretty mom with Snoopy 
Too bad we didn't get to try this place, because we were in a hurry. Next time, then!
But first, let me take a selfie. :b
A smooch because you're so cute, Charlie!

Finally got to this super awesome place that I DEARLY LOVE in Singapore:
   Four Seasons Durians | Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road, B207-3-2 Food Hall, Singapore 238873. T: 67333009
Lolol Guarantee Shiok indeed!!!
The Durian Ice Cream tastes like an icy cold, super creamy rich Durian that melts in your mouth. MOTHAFREAKIN GOOD.

The Pancake Durian is also a bliss. Must try, must try!!
Seriously, must try!

Ah, Changi at last. T_T
Saw this very cute and girly baby pink female toilet sign!

Okay yes, before we're going back to Jakarta, of course mom had to shop for confections lol she's sweet like that.
:*  :O  XD

Okay then, thanks a lot for reading and see you guys on my next post! ˆ)づ♡

Jessica Yamada

August 21, 2014

Skin Inc Product Review

Dead skin cells be gone! Say hello to:

Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel

0% Scent and 0% Paraben
Aqua, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dicocodimonium Chloride, Stearterimonium Bromide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arbutin, Fullerenes, Uncaria Tomentosa Extract, Maltodextrin, Butylene Glycol, PVP, Isopropyl Alcohol

Use dry hands to apply a thin layer of Pure Revival Peel to clean, dry skin. Leave on for a few seconds until it turns milky, then gently massage in circular motion. Dead keratin will be formed into particles, showing the exfoliating effect. Rinse off with warm water. Use 2-3 times a week.

Revolutionary non-abrasive peel that visibly but gently removes dullness and dead skin cells. Preps skin to maximize absorption of nutrients from your daily skincare products and acts like a dynamic primer to create the perfect canvas for your makeup. Combines high-performance ingredients AC-11 (for DNA repair – improving immune system functions and preventing cellular damage), Arbutin (for brightening) and Fullerene (a powerful anti-oxidant that seeks out free radicals that damage our cells and stops their action) to revive your skin's youthful vitality. As a result, this gentle but powerful peel detoxes skin cells, prolongs cell life, strengthens skin collagen and elastin, and repairs UV damage.

// Review //
Watch it in video here:

We are impressed with the super easy, effective yet non-abrasive application. As you can see, the daki (Indonesian language for those disgusting dead skin cells lol) appears as soon as I rub the Pure Revival Peel lightly. It IS that easy! As for the other claims, we don't know about the promising long term effects (DNA repair, improving immune system, prolonged cell life, strengthen skin collagen, anti-oxidant, etc.) just yet, but apparently, it DOES instantly remove dullness and brighten the skin a little bit:
Maybe because of the removed dead skin cell layer? ^^ Skin feels so clean afterwards!
About the "maximized absorption of nutrients from daily skincare products" and "acts like a dynamic primer to create the perfect canvas for your makeup", well, there are a lot of other factors that would lead to such things, but since clean skin is one of the biggest factors, we would say yes to that, too. :) As sensitive skin bearers, we also love the fact that it is odorless and very gentle.

The price is a bit steep; SGD 98.00 (IDR 920,000) for a 100 ml value. But if you're looking for an effective yet gentle peel, this is definitely worth a try!

Anyway, we wanna thank all of you girls who have participated on our last Giveaway here. and we're gonna announce the three (3) winners NOW! 
Congratulations to these three winners! We will contact you soon and deliver the prizes (SKIN INC My Daily Dose Customized Serum worth S$ 170 / IDR 1,600,000 each). O(ˆˆ)o And thanks again for all of you who have participated. Stay tuned for we would have a lot more interesting Giveaways in the near future!

Okay then, thank you so much for reading and see you guys on our next post! (ˆˆ)づ♡


August 16, 2014

Te Camo

What I Wore: GOWIGASA Oversized Camo Jacket | Somewhere Top | Bruno Premi Brown Boots

Another Saturday, another outfit post! :D
I love this statement camo jacket because it's oversized and the fabric is not too thick but enough to keep you warm–just perfect for Indonesia's tropical weather. And of course, the eye-catching print! I personally think it's the best colour for camo.

Paired it with a loose tank that I bought from one of my favourite stores in Bali, Somewhere, and my overused brown boots to keep it simple as I wanted to give all the attention to the jacket. 

I also added this beautiful ivory crochet pencil skirt to stay in touch with my feminine side hehe..

Anyway, any exciting plans for this weekend?
Jess and I are going to our cousin's birthday party tonight! Always love some quality time with my big family :)

Elissa Yamada

August 11, 2014

Skin Inc Singapore (Event + GIVEAWAY!)

Last month we got invited to Singapore to attend this fabulous, *literally* colourful event held by Skin Inc.
Let's start with,
the day we arrived.
We landed in Singapore at around 9pm local time and headed straight to our stylish hotel, Sofitel So Singapore, to check in.
There was actually a dinner event at Pince & Pints at 8pm, but unfortunately we couldn't catch an earlier flight, so we had to miss it!
...and by "it" we meant this mouth-watering lobster!!!
Photo credit: x
Sooo sad as we heard many good reviews about it! ;___;
Definitely a-must-visit place for our next trip to Singapore!

Anyway, back to the hotel.
The lobby was decorated with Skin Inc's fun and colourful bottles, as you can see below :)
After we received our room key, it didn't take us long to get to our room, and look what we found there:

A very sweet and generous welcome from Skin Inc Team! Thank you! :)

Our first plan was to sleep right away so we could wake up early the next morning, but suddenly we were told that Aimee Song and her sister, Dani Song were at Ku Dé Ta that night! So, we rushed to change our clothes and went down to the lobby where our transport was waiting to take us there.

As we stepped off the elevator and walked towards the hotel entrance, we saw this group of five stylish girls walking towards us anddd, two of them were the Songsters!!!

And what did we do? We just smiled awkwardly at them and kept on walking wtf. Guess we were too nervous that our mind went blank. Then suddenly, we met our friend, Monicawho came along on this trip with us, near the lobby entrance and she told us that she already took a picture together with Songsters! And then she asked us if we wanted to do the same, well, YA-HA?!

And so, we turned back, called them (they were waiting for the elevator) and without further ado, asked for a picture!
Our very first #songsterssandwich! xD

After that, we went to Ku Dé Ta for some drinks til about 2am...
The next morning, we had our breakfast at Xperience Restaurant.
Truth is, we were running late so each of us only had time for an omelette and a glass of orange juice (and some photos, lol).

Skin Inc Event at ION SKY

At around 10am we departed from our hotel lobby to Skin Inc press conference at ION Sky, Level 56 Ion Orchard.
When we reached there, the place was already packed with familiar faces from the Internet, and they were all so stylish!
Like these gorgeous girls: (from L-R) Dani Song, Velda Tan, and Aimee Song.
Before exploring the place, let us take a picture in front of their iconic bottles first. ;)
The first area that we checked out, lol.
(Pardon us, we didn't have a proper breakfast, remember?)

Next! Checking out their signature product: A custom-blended serum :D
Jess showing some love for Skin Inc 

After about 30 minutes of exploring the place, it's time for the press conference:
The opening speech by the founder and CEO of Skin Inc, Sabrina Tan.
The reason why she started the company was because she wanted to find a solution to her eczema-prone skin, and now (since 2007), the business has grown from one store in Singapore, to 17 outlets across 16 cities worldwide!

...and, and, it's also the first Singapore brand carried by Sephora! :O

Such an inspiration, isn't she?

She also explained that, in this era where women are empowered, many of us are working our asses off to pursue our dreams, that we often don't get enough time to take care of our skin especially with A LOT of beauty products (toner, moisturiser, serum, etc).
And that's when Skin Inc comes to the rescue with their customised serum,

"My Daily Dose"!

In just ONE bottle, you get everything you need to take care of your skin! What a great concept!

A clearer picture of "My Daily Dose".

"Skin Inc’s patented technology boasts a unique concept of customising serums to suit individual needs and keeps the active ingredients in each serum enclosed in moisture-rich seaweed capsules which are suspended in a paraben-free solution." x

Aimee Song giving her testimony about Skin Inc products and the facial treatment.
The Japanese doctor behind Skin Inc.
↑ Jess consulted with the doctor about "My Daily Dose", which led us to:
...our first #SKINcheck!

At this point, you should already be familiar with the concept of "My Daily Dose".
So, in order to get that ONE bottle that contains our very own customised serum, we must first take a #SKINcheck :)

The purpose of SKINcheck is to know what exactly are your skin problems, what would you like your skin to be, what are your bad habits that might harm your skin, your age, where do you live, etc., so they can create a serum that meets your skin's specific needs, such as anti-aging, brightening and hydration.

Funny thing was, there were 5 persons from Indonesia and we took the SKINcheck separately, but ALL of us had the SAME result!! Loll, so we guess our environment plays a powerful role in our skin's health, eh?

If you're curious about your skin's needs, take your #SKINCheck here. :)
You just need to answer some simple yes/no questions!

Interested to try the serum?
Join our GIVEAWAY at the end of this post! ;)

Aimee Song's #OOTD 
Selfie from 56 floors up! :)
Jess opted for pastel that day :) 
Our #OOTD!
Indonesian team! :D
With the super cool and hilarious, Song Dani! She reminds us of our own cousin, Valen (who aspires to be a hairdresser too btw), so much!! haha, we love her!
We first knew this lady from Instagram (@belluspuera) and we've adored her since! Her beauty, skin and style are just impeccable Oh, and she's also the co-owner of the restaurant we've mentioned earlier, Pince & Pints!

Closing the press conference event coverage with this selfie! (Monica - Jess - Elle).
Thanks, Mon, for being so helpful during this trip. :)


After a fun session at the press conference, Skin Inc team invited all the media and bloggers to have lunch together at Paradise Dynasty, Ion Orchard. We were seated in a round table for 10 persons and after about 15-20minutes we just realised that we'd been sharing table with the peeps from Indonesian magazines! :D
Anyway, this restaurant is known for its colourful xiao long baos which have different flavours for each colour!
Here's the complete list of the flavours. We only tried the Foie Gras, Truffle and Crab Roe, and they were so delish!!

Facial Treatment at Skin Inc ION Orchard

FINALLYYY, time to get pampered!! xD
During the treatment :)

DONE! Our skin felt so fresh after the facial. Fyi, the treatment was PAINLESS, because unlike the usual facial, they don't use the acne extraction techniques.
Inside the Skin Inc outlet.

Hair Styling

After an hour of pampering our facial skin, our hair seemed to demand the same attention. So, off we go to Salon Vim!
˚The results *✧⁺˚

With Monica again :D
Last selfie before going back to the hotel!
Thank you, Salon Vim for styling our hair! We will come back for sure!
Eh wait, Jess has actually come back a few weeks ago. Read her full post here about her new hair colour done by Salon Vim :)

Dinner + Rooftop Party

Before going to the party, we had a chance to taste the creative dishes of the Michelin-starred guest chef, Yuichi Kamimura! 
This one was Jess' but she forgot the name. :/
Elle's: Lobster & Scallops Laska Risotto. Both of them were sooo tasty, as expected from a Michelin starred chef! :D

Ok, now that our tummies had been filled, up we went to the rooftop!
When we got there, people were already busy taking selfies with the Songsters, lol.
↑ Love the beautiful scenic backdrop! :) 
Enjoying our drinks by the pool, shying away from the crowd. (〃▽〃)
Got introduced to Mae from!
Despite her cool and edgy look, she was actually very friendly and funny! We also found out that she has a variety show called "Miss Korea - I'm MAE" by InsiteTV! If you love Korea and are curious about living there by yourself, you should check out the show here! It's a fun way to learn about Korean culture. :)
Aaand, look who else we met there! THE Ladyironchef (Brad Lau) and his beautiful wife who is also a blogger, Melody Yap!
If you haven't heard about him (which we doubt), he's a very well-known food blogger from Singapore that even our mom follows him on Instagram, lol! She often says, "I want to take good pictures like Ladyironchef that make people drool!", please. (-___-;)
Anyway, they were so kind and humble! We hope to meet him, his wife, and Mae again sometime in the future.
Fave pic from that night!

Last Day :(

There was only a few minutes left before we had to leave for the airport. So a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! Taking pictures!!
Loving this Game of Throne-esque spot!
Jess saying goodbye to the cute silver pug at the hotel lobby! :D

Overall, we had a lot of fun during this trip and met a lot of awesome people, too! Thank you Gushcloud and Skin Inc for sending us here. 

We are pretty sure you've read a lot of good reviews about Skin Inc's customised serum, "My Daily Dose" apart from our blog, and now YOU have a chance to try it out yourself by following the simple rules below! ;)

Simple rules to join:
1. Follow our blog via Google Friends Connect
2. Each of us is unique and we all must have a favorite colorTell us in the comment box below what color do you like the most and why do you like it + your email address

Three (3) lucky winners will WIN SKIN INC My Daily Dose Customized Serum worth S$ 170 (IDR 1,600,000) each -- what's in each bottle: Hyaluronic Acid serum, Ceramide serum and Licorice serum (see all functions of each serums here). 
  • The winners will be picked randomly and get one (1) bottle each
  • The giveaway will close on 25 August 2014 at 23.59 WIB (GMT+7 Jakarta time zone)
  • Winners will be randomly selected and we will announce their names on our next blog post about our favourite Skin Inc products
  • This giveaway is open to Indonesian residents only
  • The prize will be delivered to each winners' address of choice (we will take care of the shipping charge)
Have fun and good luck! ;D