September 29, 2015

My Mini/Travel Size Perfume Collection + Perfume Tips | Elle Yamada

I used to think wearing perfume was not important at all. I mean, smelling like my favorite body wash wasand still isfine by me. But, there was this day when I was out with one of my girlfriends, she greeted me with a warm hug, and at that very moment I noticed something: she smelled GREAT! So great that I felt like hugging her a lil bit longer hahahaha sounds creepy, I know!
I have ex-boyfriends who smelled great too, and I absolutely loved it, but it didn't encourage me to wear any perfume. I guess us women get inspired the most by other women?

One thing I learned from that day:
Smell leaves a strong impression, perhaps stronger than any other senses. And smelling great leaves a good, lasting impression.

But still, I'm not big on wearing perfume. I think it's simply because I don't have the reflex?
I only wear it when I'm about to go to formal events or special occasions, like wedding or big dates (first date, Valentine's, etc). That's why it's such a waste for me to buy a normal size perfume.

I much, much prefer MINI PERFUME!
It only contains approx. 7.5ml (easier to finish), it's handy (can put inside your bag, so if you forget to wear it at home, you can wear or add it anytime you want), aaand it's adorable!! x)

So, without further ado, here's my mini perfume collection:

1.  E L I E  S A A B
(Eau de Parfum)
Let's start with my most favorite among all!
This Elie Saab mini perfume is a blend of orange blossom and jasmine (both flowers), the smell is freshly sweet, young, yet still suitable for a formal meeting. Last a long time too. :)
The simple, classy design certainly adds some points!

2.  B A B Y  T O U S
(Eau de Cologne)
The bottle design is hands down, the CUTEST I've ever seen! All the teddies lined up just waiting for you to take off their hats! x)
Just like the name and the design, the smell is kind of similar to a baby's smell... clean, powdery, and light. Suitable for kids, but still wearable by an adult. If you're pregnant and cannot stand strong fragrances, you should try this one!
The smell doesn't last very long though, not surprising as they are 'Eau de Cologne', so don't forget to bring them in your bag for some touch-ups! ;)

3.  D O L C E  &  G A B B A N A
(Eau de Parfum)
As you might have guessed by the look of the bottle, Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana has a feminine, floral scent (mix of white flowers to be exact), but it's more of an elegant and sensual feel than Elie Saab. I usually wear it when I dress up formally.
'Dolce' itself means "In a gentle and sweet manner," so if you are looking for a 'statement' kind of fragrance, this isn't for you. :)
That pretty flower cap and ribbon. 

4.  N A R C I S O  R O D R I G U E Z
(Eau de Toilette)
Last! This simple looking Eau de Toilette.
I think among all of them, this one is the least girly. The smell is clean, classy, and feminine—just like the bottle design (minimalist, yet still in soft pink color). It kind of reminds me of a professional career woman. :)
It lasts longer than Baby Tous, but not long enough either.

Here's the order of highest to lowest concentration between types of fragrance:
1. Perfume, 2. Eau de Parfum, 3. Eau de Toilette, and 4. Eau de Cologne.

The higher the concentration, the longer it lasts.
But on the bright side, usually Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne are cheaper than Eau de Parfum.

Enough about my collection, let's move on to...

How and Where to Apply Perfume

Step 1:
Spray or put a little on your wrist.

Step 2:
Lightly dab your wrists together. (Don't rub!)

Step 3:
Apply it to pulse points. Well, 'around neck' is not a pulse point, but I like to apply it there. ^^

More perfume-related tips:
• Hair is a good spot for holding scent, but don't spray or apply too much as the alcohol in perfume can be damaging to your hair.
• Store your perfume in a cool, dark, and dry environment. Avoid direct sun exposure.

#OOTD: L'zzie Plaid Romper | Dr. Martens Creepers | By Invite Only Necklace

You can get all of them and more at Kim Perfume Mini shop :)

Thank you for reading and see you in my next post!


September 20, 2015


"BFF is not enough, we want BFFF;
Best Fluffiest Friends Forever!"

Introducing CRAFTHOLIC Creatures from Planet Craft:
As you can see each of them has unique characteristics, which one do you think suits your personality best? ;)
A bit info about CRAFTHOLIC: they were created by a Japanese designer, Ikuko Yamamoto and made out of SUPER SOFT material, making them the perfect cuddle buddies! The cute prints in beautiful colours means that they are treats for the eyes too.  
Is this how clouds feel like? ‧⁺◟( ᵒ̴̶̷̥́ ·̫ ᵒ̴̶̷̣̥̀ )

Other than super soft, their material is also hypoallergenic! Meaning they are SAFE for those who have Polyester Allergy (allergic to doll's hair or plush faux furs) and of course, KIDS! ;)
"We almost forgot how fun it is to have dolls as companionsor even decorations, until we got our hands on Craftholic."
Reading time :)
What makes us love these creatures even more? They are all EASY to WASH & MAINTAIN!
You can wash them using your washing machine (with a laundry net), or hand-wash.
After that you just need to squeeeeze them (thanks to their 'anti-wrinkle' material, they'll be fine! ^^) and then let them have their "sunbathing" time in the sun hehe..

Here's the size comparison from Medium - Small - Extra Small (and Bolu the Cat ^^):

There are six (yes, SIX) sizes available for the Cushions: XS, S, Kodomo (Junior), M, L, and XL (2 meters tall!), which can be viewed here.

We think each type has different purposes, for example, you can use the XS size for your travel buddy by putting them inside your bag like this:
They are very versatile, really. You can use them as your pillows, cushions, photo props, bolsters, but above all, they are meant to be cuddled! :)

As a photo prop ^^

↓ And here's one for your boyfriend or brother (or you, if you happen to like soccer)...
"Shoot! Craft" edition! 

If you are like us, who can't get enough of them and want to be surrounded by that level of softness everywhere, fret not! Craftholic is not all about cushions, they have a wide range of everyday needs too! Here are some of them from their latest collection, "Relax Craft" 
♡ Cosmetic Pouch 
Big enough to hold your makeup and skincare products when traveling.

♡ Key Chain (with Strap) 
You can chain them together, or separately like this:
↑ One for your bag, and one for your phone (the pink Rab) :D 
Although the size is very small compared to the cushions, the material is the samestill uber soft!

♡ Slippers 
Aren't these the cutest slippers evarrrr?! They can be used as mops too, lol!
Getting up to these faces will instantly brighten up your day. \(^▽^)/
Apparently we are not the only fans of these slippers, THE Michelle Phan also did a shout-out on her Instagram:
"new mop slippers from Japan! I so happy! �� #kawaii af!"

Watch our video to see so many more of Craftholic cute products! :)

There are many reasons why we feel sincerely happy, grateful, and proud to be chosen as Craftholic Indonesia ambassadors. Some of them including:
☆ The high quality of their products. Seriously, if you don't believe us, go to their store and feel how soft they are! We are positive you'll be like this:
Anyhow, it is very sad and disturbing that there are some unethical people who unabashedly plagiarize Craftholic and sell the fake items under the name... well, 'Craftholic' or sometimes 'Craetholic'. -_-"
We spotted some of them online and couldn't help but feeling bad for the people behind the authentic Craftholic brand, especially for the designers:
The reason being, these copycats are not only breaking the law by illegally copying Craftholic designs, mass producing, unabashedly branding it as 'Craftholic' (or slightly changing it as 'Craetholic'), selling and making illegal money out of it, they could also damage Craftholic's reputation with their counterfeit products because of the inconsistent shape and color designs, poor stitches, different faces, etc.; such manufacturing errors which you will not find in the authentic Craftholic stores worldwide (we all know how strict Japanese are).
Simply put, it's like looking at this authentic Doraemon:
...with this fake Dora:
It's just...... not the same. ^^;;;;;

☆ Trip to Tokyo to visit their Harajuku store! Watch our trip here:

☆ Made new friends with Craftholic Indonesia authorised distributors, Stefi and Stefan. Two of the kindest and realest people we've ever known. Thank you for trusting us to represent the brand.  

☆ ...aaand we also got the chance to meet some of our lovely readers!! Yes, we held a Meet&Greet event at the Craftholic Indonesia store which is located at AEON Mall, BSD. That day was very special to us, you girls were very sweet and inspiring. Thank you so much for coming and sharing your thoughts with us!! And thank you, Craftholic, Stefi, and Stefan for making this happened :)
The goodie bags prepared for all of us :D
Our Meet&Greet activity was having dinner together at this Japanese restaurant :D 
Wearing Craftholic Hoodie Blanket.

Again, thank you so much for the fun and unforgettable experience, CRAFTHOLIC!

Photographer (for photos taken in Axioo studio): Fen Soong
Videographer: Julius Sathya

♥ AEON Mall BSD City #2-29, Jakarta
♥ Paris van Java RL #D-09, Bandung
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