Jumat, 30 November 2012
living Cappuccino Paradise
Rabu, 28 November 2012
Looking fresh? Yep! Because it’s a shower gel and it’s citrusy!
This is Nicole’s Citrus Energizing Shower Gel. It’s in a plastic bottle, with anonymous-type-of-flip cap. I only understand that it’s messy! An amount of the gel sometimes spilled out from the space between the flip and the bottle’s neck.
The body lotion has that type of flip cap too, but it’s not really problematic.
Anyway, hey, despite the flip cap story, this shower gel is lovely!
Firstly, the ingredients are lovely:
Deonized water, vegetable glycerin, rosmarinus officinalis (lavender) extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) extract, salvia sclarea (clary sage) extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, laminaria sp. (sea kelp) extract, polianthes tuberosa (tuberose) absolute, citrus reticulata (mandarin) peel oil.
Oh, where is the foam-creator, the famous Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, TEA, and friends?
Well, you see, they’re not here. That’s why I bought this shower gel. LOL.
But this shower gel is foaming! If you rub well, at least. And yeah, use shower puff, so it foams. How come a shower gel without SLS, etc. produces foam?
It reminds me of my 100% Pure Lavender Sea Foam. It foams, but it’s not harsh.
Let’s just add again the ingredients list of that face cleanser:
Seaweeds (Kelp, Sea Lettuce, Spirulina),Green Tea, French Green Sea Clay, Saponified Coconut Oil, Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Sea Buckthorn Oil, Rosehip Oil, Extracts of Pomegranate, Grapefruit Seed and Rosemary, Lavender Essential Oil, Extracts of Cinnamon, Thyme, Goldenseal and Oregano
I found two same words: KELP. SEA KELP. :D Well, but the Lavender Seafoam has Saponified Coconut Oil, and it’s a foaming agent too.
So sea kelp produces foam. I asked Nicole’s Natural via Twitter about how their products foam, and I asked whether it caused by the sea kelp, and they said: BINGO!
I’ll Google about Sea Kelp later. Laminaria Sp. makes me curious.
Now what about the scent? Cool citrus! Yep, you imagine a glass of orange juice? With lime or lemon. It’s kind of like that. :D Yummy and fresh!
I need to prepare things before my departure to piano course places (yeah, places, because I’ll take a piano lesson, and I’ll give piano lessons. Two places in a day.), so, wait for the next description about Sea Kelp and this shower gel! LOL. :* I GOOGLED. And I found nothing. Nothing really matches my expectation. Some of them said Laminaria Sp. is a foam stabilizer.
Well, okay, so let’s just finish this review for a while. :D If I finally catch a hook on this topic, I’ll tell you!
Enjoy the weekend ahead! :*
Rabu, 21 November 2012
Explosion of Love!
And yes, sweat are rare!
Since it’s cold and gloomy, we need some warmth in the heart, by falling in love or at least from a hot chocolate in the evening + a good book.
Well, well, talk about love, I would like to share a lovely review today. It’s another rose thing! :D
Still remember my haul months ago? Here you go.
Yes, underline those bottles I bought at nicole’s natural bath!
So, after about 2 months, here I leave my impression on the rose romancing body lotion. Started with an illustration as usual.
nicole’s has a philosophy about Rose:
the romancing rose
Known for its romantic association, rose is perhaps the most popular oil for love. A must have in romance department as the very scent entices romantic feelings. nicole’s ROMANCING ROSE blend boosts the self-esteem, confidence, hope, and mental strength. It also fights depression. In addition, rose oil is great for beauty. It helps in skin cell regeneration, renewing the skin from the inside out.
Lovely, isn’t it? ;)
Now, talk about the lotion itself. I bought it for Mama, but, yes, as a good daughter, of course, I also use it! LOL.
It’s a nice moisturizer, for me. More liquidy, a little sticky several seconds after usage, but then after absorption, it’s almost perfect! It left no ‘buttered up’ feeling at all. And your skin will felt velvety hydrated plus scented! Plus, it gives cooling sensation a bit! <3
The rose fragrance is romantic. Fresh and floral, soft, with a hint of spices, somehow. :D It reminds me of the word ‘cocktail’! Don’t ask me why. I don’t even know why. :p
By the way, I got a sample of L’Occitane Desert Rose Ultra Rich Body Cream. That body cream with this body lotion have similar scent, IMO. :D
Alright. Now, my favorite part is…ingredients! I’ve been searching for a product with all-natural-vegan ingredients, and I think I’ve found the good candidate. nicole’s rose romancing body lotion contains:
deionized water, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) gel, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, commiphore myrrha (myrrh) oil, cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) oil and simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, symphytum officinale (comfrey) extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract, hedera helix (ivy) extract, rosa centifolia extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, coffee arabica (coffee) extract, viola tricolor (wild pansy) extract, rosa damascena oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil.
Phew! Feels like writing a Biology notes. Hahaha.
So, yep, aloe vera + cucumber. Cool!
Flowers. Lemongrass. Jojoba. Lavender. COFFEE! Yummy! LOL.
Whoa, I looove this body lotion! I will repurchase, oh, maybe I’ll refill the bottle. ;) Anyway, I want to try another scent too, like, Cooling Mojitos and so on. :D
Thank you, nicole’s!
Now, let me introduce you to…
Took him from a cabinet at Ace Hardware. Now he already has 7 green-sticks-something! Pray for the best for this kid. Grow well, honey. :*
Sabtu, 17 November 2012
tampak seperti sapi tua yang bijaksana, ya? :D
(23) The Forest Man a.k.a Orangutan
Look how cute they are. Please, please, pleaaase love them and never let them be murdered again! :’(((
Support this love by reblogging the post about Pongo Pygmaeus: THIS IS IT.
Show them we love ‘em! <3
Versatile Blogger Award, In Better Design
So here are the rules:
*Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
*Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award.
*Share 7 random facts about yourself.
*Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
*Add the Versatile Blogger Award to your post.
OKAY. Let’s start with 7 Random Facts Again.
I love the smell of vanilla! And I’ve been searching for the right vanilla I expect. Found it in The Body Shop's Vanilla Bliss lip balm, but there’s beeswax in it. I’m moving to truly vegan + natural products. At least, started with lip balm, the one you’ll always swallow accidentally. Anyway, I want to try Hurraw! Vanilla Bean lip balm. Praying it has the right vanilla smell. :)
New books my teacher gave me recently: Chopin’s Etudes and Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. I GO CRAZY, BABY! There are GREAT pieces inside the book, but they force you to practice, like, 7 hours a day. Meanwhile, I have to share the time for Devika too. So here’s the musical life. Devika, Privia, and students plus Sibelius plus orchestra plus this and that. *whistle + sighing
I’ve just tried Yakult Pororo Milky this afternoon. Really love it! :9
Tommorow is my brother’s friends wedding. I participate by contributing my illustration on their invitation. This is one of the picture I made:
Edited by myself. :p What do you think? Is it ‘cute’ or ‘just a picture’ for you? :D
I have a new pet! The name is Ganesha Grasidi. And he’s a Lolinum multiflorum. Curious? I’ll post about him later. :p
I love Potato Boro. The snack from potato, tiny, crunchy but soft and yummy. The packaging shows a rabbit on it. A rabbit with skirt! :3 I always eat this snack when I was a little girl. :)
Everytime I hear ‘Speak Softly Love’, the theme song for ‘The Godfather’, I laugh. Why? Because of this video, Siomay Sparta! I love comedy. :p
Well, quite random, isn’t it? Now, should I give this award to ‘relatively new bloggers’? I know I should, but I’m not blogwalking a lot these days. So…what about giving this award to bloggers I ‘ve known well? And not 15. :)
Here you are,
welcome back to blogging world! *hugs
keep up the good green work! :*
So that’s all for (newly-designed) Versatile Blogger Award. :D
See you later, Ladies and Gentlemen. :)
Happy Saturday Night.
Senin, 05 November 2012
La Vie en Rose
Phew, that pinky title. Hahaha. :D
Anyway, Ladies and Gentlemen, don’t get bored with fragrance review, again. :)
This bottle I bought 2 weeks ago has been a big favourite for me. Let’s see what is it:
Mind my face. Hoho!
TBS Indonesia started selling Scents of The World Collection. They have fresh Amazonian Wild Lily, warm Madagascar Vanilla Bean, floral Japanese Cherry Blossom, and flowery Atlas Mountain Rose.
I bought the Atlas Mountain Rose one, because it reminds me of happiness, Christmas, flowers, girly situation, ah, it smells good! <3
How The Body Shop itself describes the fragrance? Here you are:
Escape to the valley of roses. Inspired by dawn in a field of blossoming roses, this bright, dewy eau de toilette from our Scents of the World fragrance collection features a blend of floral accords.
- Floral scent
- Layer with other Atlas Mountain Rose products to build the fragrance
- Blend two scents from the collection to create your own fragrance
Anyway, it lasts long too, even in sweaty situation. :D The scent remains for about 6 hours.
That symmetrical 50 ml bottle fits my bag too. It’s glass but it’s quite slim in size. :D
Talking about my dear friend, Money, the price is IDR 249.000. Quite affordable!
Do you remember, last year, I got Morrocan Rose bath & body stuffs from TBS as point redemption? Yeah, this rosy EDT smells similar with that range! That’s why it’s very Christmas-y for me. :)
Anyway, time flies so fast it’s near December again!
I always get excited with December. It’s Jesus’ Birthday! It’s Santa Claus! Presents! Christmas songs! Orchestra playing in Christmas ceremony! Cakes! And yeah, never forget, my brother’s birthday, my birthday, plus my cousin’s birthday!
Yep, now we have a cousin lives in my house. He’s studying in Bandung, originally born in Malang, while his family, including her pretty, crafty, sister, moved to Lampung months ago. And his birthday = Jesus’ birthday. December 25th. I wonder what gift can I give him and Him. :) LOL.
A little snap about my cousins, here. ;)
*illustration above made with various colouring tools, on used carton box. Always reuse whenever I get chance to! :D
My PC goes slow today, so I will write the details tomorrow or later. :)
See you! :*