Kiehls Surabaya

I was invited to join Kiehl's Grand Opening Celebration as an VIP invitation last friday at Galaxy Mall Surabaya. Kiehl's team came all the way from Jakarta to Surabaya to launch this re-concept boutique store of Kiehl's. The event was started with the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Ms. Regina Widjaja as Kiehl's Indonesia Brand Manager. Then, she and her co-worker narrated us about the history of how the store is formed. They also deliver such brief yet very clear explanation about the brand and product knowledge. Just an information that Kiehl's is one of a classic American cosmetic brand which is founded in 1851 as an apothecary by Dr. John Kiehls.

Ms. Yovita Lesmana and Ms. regina were sharing about the importance of having a beauty and healthy skin.

These are the top 10 customer favourite products, in no particular order: Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate; Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50; Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution; Midnight Recovery Concentrate 30 mL; Derm Wrinkle Filler; Ultimate Thickening Shampoo; Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion; Ultra Facial Cream; Derm Solution Blemish Control Solution; and Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream.

Beside those ten, there are 4 best seller Kiehl's products of all time. Here the list.
1. Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution.
This water-based serum is a must have skin care product for those who has uneven coloration skin or any dark spots that caused by skin aging, hormonal changes, or maybe sun exposure. This Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution uses naturally brightening activated vitamin C and peony root extract to even out the tone of your skin in just a couple weeks. Thanks to this fast-performing serum, say goodbye to dark spots, and hello to the bright and clearer skin :)

2. Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
This product is contained 10.5% of pure vitamin C which is a very good news to everyone who has wrinkle issues. At first, it may seems like other fundamental cream. However when you spread it out, it turned out into more like lotion than cream with almost aroma-less. I like the texture and the warm sensation of this concentrate. It is also easy to blend and absorbed by our skin quickly. One more thing, it lefts a brighter and smoother skin.

3. Midnight Recovery Concentrate
I can say that this is one of my favourite amongst all of Kiehl's amazing products. This Midnight Recovery Concentrate is contained with natural ingredients such as squalane, lavender, Omega-6 fatty acids, and other essentials oil. Based on research, squalane is a botanical lipid that suit to any skin type. The function of squalane itself is to help restore the natural moisture balance of our skin. While the lavender essential oil helps reduce irritated skin at night time and creates more radiant look to skin by morning. The lavender scent is  also really calming and perfect for night time. Anyway we only need to dispense 2-3 drops of it to spread evenly on our entire face. 
Actually my best friend is already use this fabulous formula and she said that this night serum last almost a year. And it works so fast. She said, the acne scars has faded away and her skin became more stable and glowing after using it. Yup, this small bottle of serum totally worth the price!

4. Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50
Kiehl's Ultra Daily UV Defense provides effective protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. This sunscreen formula is not only help us to protect against the appearance of dark spots, but it also moisturizes the skin intensively. It is very popular because of it's fluid texture, quick absorption, extremely lightweight feel, no white residue, and has not caused any break outs. This oil-free lotion is also safe for sensitive skin. I think this product should be in my shopping list.

Overall, i like the new ambiance of Kiehl's boutique store. You can find the elegant and beautiful chandelier in the centre of the store, the signature New York-ish brick wall, art painting of the Liberty statue on the wall, and of course Dr. Skull as the icon of Kiehl's. 
Last but not least, the positive side that i like the most about Kiehl's are they allow and give the product samples to the prospective buyers generously; they provide a free consultation for customers to assure them to get the right treatment for their skin care needs. Once again, Congratulation for the grand opening!!


2th Floor, TP 4 Unit 33
Jl. Embong Malang No. 7-21

Ground Floor, TP 4
Jl. Embong Malang No. 7-21

Ground Floor, Galaxy Mall LG091
Jl. Dharmahusada Indah Timur No. 35-37

♥ BM ♥


Karma. No no, i am not going to write anything about karma in this post. It is just a title for this entry and it is a word that obviously stand out on my shirt. Recently i have been feeling a tiny little stressed. I feel massively blessed to be working on some projects, but on the other hand i started to anxious when i got pressure from every work's deadline. That is why i had no time to update my blog for these past two months. 
Speaking about outfit, as you can see, lately i have become a huge fan of black and white pieces of any outfit. You have been through this blogging journey with me for years and you must be know that there was a slight transformation of my daily style. I can not tell you exactly why, but i just feel more comfortable with it and unconsciously my self-confident is increasing when i wear them on. It does not mean that i will not wear other tone clothes. I love vibrant colors, and i will remain play with them in some other dressing-up-times. 
Anyway i got this simple yet bold statement shirt from Infinity Cloth. Infinity Cloth is a local tee brand based in Surabaya. They have such a young vibe, unique design with catchy statement on one t-shirt. What i like about Infinity Cloth is that they provide wide range of size, second, the fabric is soft and comfy, and their product can be worn by female or male. Yup, it is unisex :)

Thanks for reading :)

Skirt - Roque
Shoes - Bellagio
Bag - Zara

♥ BM ♥


Happy Holiday everyone! 
I was invited to join the pre-opening lunch of Confit as a vip couple weeks ago. Confit is a new semi-fine dining class restaurant in Surabaya. Do you know or have you heard someone called Adrian Winoto? Yup, he is the Chef behind all the amazing dishes and i do not have any complains about the place, food, nor the price. Here they are some pictures of the interior that i took. 

A casual outfit with touch of green and nude tones. At first i wanted to add another radiant colors, but i was thinking maybe a softer tone would exudes more feminine and classy look. Anyway, loving the fabric and the cutting of this Leony Evelyn mini dress. The size is fit my body really well and i love the fact that its color somehow brighten up my skin color <3 

Hope the rest of your days in 2014 will be filled with joy, laughter, and happy moments. Wishing you a happy holiday and happy new year 2015! Thankyou for reading :*

Dress - LeonyEvelyn
Clutch - Vintage

Venue: CONFIT 
[Jl. Kartini no.69, Surabaya (031) 5683779]

♥ BM ♥

Greyish || 22

Here i go again with my last birthday dress that i made by my own :) (you must have already seen this outfit on my instagram if you have followed me) This was easily become one of my favourite piece during these fall months. So proud to wear it. The fabric that i picked for it is very delicate and the flare-shaped of this dress fall down gracefully.
Playing with grey palette by sewing that flowery transparent light grey textile on top of the basic dark grey fabric. The big bow on the front side and the asymmetric cutting make it looks more unique and playful. I also adore the texture and colors of this flowy dress. Somehow it exudes a softness and happy feeling. 
 Here they are, some pictures from my 22nd birthday party :)
Thankyou for reading :) see you next post!

Dress - BrigittaMonique
Shoes - Zara
Shoes (at bday pictures) - Valentino 

♥ BM ♥


Of course, that is not a pattern of kaleidoscope. However the colours are so vibrant and the luminance of those sparkling beads on white shirt slightly seems so kaleidoscopic to me. Actually I have had this top for the past six months, but i have barely worn and taken any photos of it. 
The sunny weather encouraged me to wear something shiny and beautiful to go out. So I went with this inspired by Shourouk top and paired it up with casual navy long jeans from Zara, just because i had stuff to do at my previous university and i consciously recognised that i have to dress up in more neat look. 
Thankyou for reading!!

Top - inspired by Shourouk
Pants - Zara
Bag - Michael Kors
Shoes - Ysl Tribute

♥ BM ♥