Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm


Ok, this is not a new product and many of you have tried and tested it. I just want to share my own experience. I promise it will be a short and straight to the point review.

Bought the product at Watsons, Pondok Indah Mall. Think it was under Rp. 15K. Lovely!



Image source: Maybelline New Zealand Website


October Budget Beauty Revealed: Caring Colours by Martha Tilaar

I am back from Bali, cannot wait to blog!
Before the month ends, I would like to do a budget beauty review on one of Indonesia's leading cosmetic brand from Martha Tilaar, Caring Colours.  I cannot remember how long this brand has been around but I think quite a long time.


So here are the products I bought:

Top picture from Caring Colours: Blemless Balm Cream Everlast supposedly for oily skin which comes with a free 10g UV White Microfine Loose Powder in Natural Glow #3 Rp. 62,000; Everlast Dual Action Two Way Cake in Soft Natural #3 Rp. 49,400; Luxurious Perfecting Blush in Terra Passion Rp. 54,600; Lipstick in Flawless Summer Rp 31,500; Happy Eyeshadow palette in Sunny Summer #4 Rp. 52,200 and Brown Eyebrow pencil Rp. 47,300


Liburan: Packing Toiletries

Just giving you a heads up to that for a week from tomorrow, I will be out of town on holiday. Excited! So most probably that I would not be able to blog from there (prolly busy sun bathing, and swimming with my baby niece Jasmine. Yeay!) therefore, I will post now on the essentials beauty items I'll bring.

Here it is:

Beauty Counter Hopping. Time to Move On

Akhirnya, setelah sekian lama attached and counting on si 'ncik', got the courage to switched from medical to over-the-counter (OTC) skincare. OTC means I can get it without prescription. Not sure whether the term also applied to skincare but people usually use the term for pharmacy or medicine related.

Ya I thought, gak sehat deh selamanya pakai obat dokter. Kulitnya capek juga kena paparan kimia.

Went to SOGO Pondok Indah Mall with my friend Dila. So we went from counter to counter, asking the beauty advisor which skincare from their products suits my skin

Skin condition: Combination to Oily


October Last Haul, I promise!

Ini gara-gara Dila!

We were in a meeting at Commune, Senopati where she got a call from counter Belif, Pondok Indah Mall 2 (PIM 2) yang katanya: facial cleanser yang dia pesan sudan tiba and ready to be picked up.

So we rushed to PIM 2 as soon as we can, bukan karena terlalu excited mau ambil facial cleanser-nya, tapi karena it is almost 4PM, traffic is going to be quite chaos karena pas dengan jam-nya ummat pulang kantor. Apalagi di daerah jalan Radio Dalam. Jadilah kan akhirnya ke PIM lagi dan lagi. 

Harusnya, I received an award or apalah gitu kali ya for such a loyal PIMtizen! 

New Blog Design!

In case you did not notice, I have changed my blog design to suit October 31st! Yes, Halloween is around the corner and so I thought why not match the theme.

Oh well, I hope you enjoy this month's blog design.  I did it my self and it is pretty easy to do. Like super easy. Go to The Cutest Blog On the Block and they will teach you how to do it.  They have tons of backgrounds and banners and buttons, you will have fun and definitely find something that you love.

Happy Blog Designing!

XO, Medina

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 34th birthday. There, I've said it. Entering mid 30s. Suddenly, I feel severely depressed. More and more wrinkles *cry*. Nah. Yes. Well, a little bit tears. But at the same time, I feel blessed. God still give me another chance to 'make a difference' to shine and be the light :)

Anyway, I celebrated it at my cousin's Manadonese restaurant Cak Tu Ci, which is located on Jalan Panglima Polim Raya, just across ILP and Total Buah Segar. I love the food. I reckon it is one of the best Manadones restaurant in Jakarta. If you like spicy and hot tasting food but bit too hot like other Manadonese restaurant then this is one place you have to try visit.

So what I want to share with you today is the gifts I got. I love gifts! I love the idea of opening them, ripping them off from their wrap. Price does not matter, it's the thoughts and efforts that count.  Thank you :*


Eyeliners & Nail Polish Haul

Just a quick update of my latest hauls. Got these early October 2012 at a drugstore on Orchard Road, Singapore.

From left, Revlon Nail Art French Mix in Over The Moon and Sneak Peek, Revlon Photo Ready eye primer + brightener, Couleur Inc Eyebrow Pencil in dark brown, Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in silver, solid gold, electric blue, candy pink, lime green, ever green, Panasonic heated Eyelash Curler, Maybelline Masterliner WH-1, Silkygirl Gel Eyeliner Pen in sizzling silver


I will do a review on these babies later.
Stay tune!

XO, Medina


New Gear for Running. Hooooray!

Today my youngest brother came home from his four days visit to Singapore. Prior to his departure, I have been telling him stories about trail running, broken Jaybird JF3 Freedom, and recently got into blogging.

So he came back with all these stuff... OMG I LUUURRVVEEE SOO MUCH!!
Suppose he wanted to keep me in a good mood until Sunday because I have been really upset since the earphone broke. By the way, ladies and gents, this Sunday is my birthday and usually I'm at my very bad mood. I'm not to keen about getting more wrinkles >.< !!

Regardless my disappointment with my previous Jaybird JF3 Freedom headphones (yep, he got me another Jaybird) but of course, theseee.... are definitely keeping me happy till next birthday. Ha!

XO, Medina


Maroon-red Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Ltd Ed., Google Blogger for Dummies, Salomon XR Mission, Jabra JF3 Freedom, Salomon back pack and water bottle 

Treasure Hunt: Mom's Room

Hi darlings!

Just so you all know, my mother loves to buy cosmetics and skin care but does not use it right away. After just a few weeks, she just totally forgot them. Her bathroom is like a breeding ground for make up and skincare, they just keep growing and growing but no one touches them until they are forgotten and buried. This in fact has make her bathroom... my playground :D

Well somebody has to use them before expired, yes?! No one is able to do that but moi. To my advantage, my sister is not too keen on make up. Hahaha! :P

Check these treasure:

XO, Medina






From left to right: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance, Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Kissing Lips Peach #256, Viva Eyebrow Pencil dark brown, Shiseido Lip Liner Pencil in Rose Vintage #16, MAC CremeSheen Glass in Deelight, Bath&Body Works Liplicious in Whipped Vanilla, Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Gold Pearl #18, Neutrogena Deep Clean foaming cleanser, Avène Very High Protection Cream SPF 50+ sample size, Chanel Double Perfection Compact in Sable #40

RIP: Jaybird JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Headset

One of the gadget necessarily to have for running is good headphones (at least for me :D) Recently I lost my corded Adidas Sennheiser Sport PMX 680. And was severely devastated!

So I decided to get a new one because I cannot run without my headphones! *lebuuuii >.< * This time I need to step up a bit: it has to be cordless! Hail bluetooth! Don't get me wrong, I love my previous headphone, and I miss it so much but the cord has been quite annoying. After browsing on the Internet, I found Jabra Sport headphones quite interesting.

So, at a recent trip to Singapore, I went to iStudio at Orchard Central, and was soooo exciteeeddd to see that they have Jabra Sport! Even more excited when they also have other bluetooth headphones, such as Jaybird Freedom.

After a loooooong Q&A session with the shop assistant (SA), I chose Jaybird JF3 Freedom. It costs about SGD70 more than the Jabra (How did that happened?! LOL...).

According to the SA Jaybird JF3 Freedom is smaller and has better sound blah blah (I have no idea what he's talking about). I paid for SGD199. But as tourist, you are eligible for a tax refund.

I didn't get the chance to try charging the device while I was there. So when I got home to Jakarta, to my surprise... The charger won't worked. I am sooo disappointed, angry and sad because this is such a beautiful piece!

I can't use the damn headphone!

To claim warranty I sent an email to support@jaybirdgear.com , the address they mentioned in the manual but haven't got the reply back. :'(

Full of regrets!! Should have gone with my first option, the Jabra Sport.


XO, Medina


I actually got these products quite sometime ago but just had the chance to post it, now. So instead writing about my hauls, I'm also going to do a quick initial review on each products. I will add separate and more detail review on each product before end of 2012 *fingers crossed*

I bought these products at Lioele store at Pondok Indah Mall 1. The store is the opposite of Kino Taki and Metro Department store. You cannot missed it, the store is bright and PINK!

So here goes,



Lioele Haul

I actually got these products quite sometime ago but just had the chance to post it, now. So instead writing about my hauls, I'm also going to do a quick initial review on each products. I will add separate and more detail review on each product before end of 2012 *fingers crossed*


I bought these products at Lioele store at Pondok Indah Mall 1. The store is the opposite of Kino Taki and Metro Department store. You cannot missed it, the store is bright and PINK!



From top Everyday Advance Moisture Cream, Foam Mask, Speedy Oneshot BB Cleanser, Triple The Solution BB Cream, Have To Men Foam Cleansing




Sneak Peek: Tabitha Cockrell [Update with QA]

Thanks to my first guest, my lovely cousin who is also a runner (run much faster than I am -___-), Tabby (as she would like to be called) I can now present my first ever make up and beauty sneak peek!

Let's see what she has and some of the things that I love! Will post QA session with her soon



Question and Answer with Ms. Tabby Cockrell