Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review Taman Sari Royal Heritage Refreshing Foot Spray

Hello, lovelies~ Di post kali ini aku mau mereview suatu produk yang ga dipake di wajah, tapi pakenya di kaki. Tenang aja, ga bakalan ada gambar kakiku kok, kan tau diri juga lah~ Hahaha.. ^_^ Mulai aja kali ya? 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Nichijou: I ♡ Bazaar Jakarta

Hello, lovelies~ Since I didn't have anything important to do today, I went to the Bazaar that is still going on in Grand Indonesia. I can't go on the weekends because I already have plans with my family, so I decided to go on a weekday, which is today.
The entrance

Review Wardah Lightening Face Toner

Hello, lovelies~ Another local product, so hit the translate button for me if you're from outside Indonesia? Thanks! batting eyelashes

Owkeh, seperti yang udah kujanjikan di list Upcoming Posts, bakal ada review Wardah yang Lightening Toner. Inget kan sama reviewku yang Wardah Lightening Night Cream Step 1? Yang ada AHA 2% nya itu loh? Inget kan kan kan? big grin

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review PIXY Acnebrite Creamy Facial Wash

Hello, lovelies~ I'm back to review another local product, so as usual it will be in Indonesian. For those international readers, you can always hit the translate button on the right. Let's start!

Kali ini, aku mau ngereview salah satu face wash yang lagi kusuka banget sekarang dan lagi kupake sehari-hari. Perkenalkan, PIXY dari serinya yang Acnebrite, itu lho yang warnanya putih-hijau muda. Karena baru nyobain, aku beli yang ukuran kecilnya di Carrefour. Harganya? Lupa aku.. XP

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Week Towards Halloween!

Hello, lovelies~ A week to go before Halloween, have you guys prepared a costume yet? I planned on spending it at home, hahaha.. So, I've planned on doing this look for Halloween earlier this month, but I got caught up in my schedule and just had the time to do it now. At least, it's not Halloween yet, right? So, check it out~ ^_^ 

Nichijou: Grey's Anatomy

Hello, lovelies~ Any of you watched the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy? I just did and I was very touched at the scene when Bailey was cleaning the microwave and grumbled to Webber on  why she was pissed off most of the times. 

It turns out that Tuck (her son) just went to kindergarden and she thought he was gonna cry and not let go of her hand. However, Tuck let go of her hand, walked to school and never looked back. Not even once. 

That kinda upsets her and she called her ex husband, but he was busy. So, she called Ben (her boyfriend), but he was busy as well with a laparoscopic surgery, as well. She felt kinda left out because everybody sorta "left" her and she felt that nobody needed her.

Webber replied with this quote that made me teary (a little bit):
You know what happens when someone let’s go of your hand? You get it back. It’s a good thing. Interns let go, and Tuck let go, and even Ben let go. And they’re all still there, they all still love you. But it means you get your hand back, it means you have time. Not to wash the dishes; to do something, to get out there, find diseases to cure, to take it to the next level. Hell, it means invent the Bailey method. You gotta get out there, do something, and don’t look back.

It kinda hits me on a personal note because I was sorta going through the same thing. No, I don't have a child yet, but something similar. I can't really go into much detail here, but somehow I felt comforted by that scene. The sentence "And they’re all still there, they all still love you" is what made me shed a tear. 

Sorry for quite a personal post. I just feel like sharing the quote with you guys. ^_^ 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Lancome Tresor In Love Review (and Rambles)

Hello, lovelies~ As you know I rarely review perfumes, but I thought I should start because there are a lot of perfumes I would like to share with you. Even though my skill in describing scents are awful to begin with, but my liking in sharing stuff with you is greater, so there's that. 

I used to be someone who only prefers one perfume and will buy a new one if that old one runs out. However, lately, as the time goes, I think I've changed. I started collecting perfumes with lovely scents and, if possible, a cute or lovable bottle. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

BOO! Bazaar at Fairground, Jakarta

Hello, lovelies~ Not a beauty related post today, but rather a story of my life, if you are interested. Tee hee. I went to the BOO! Bazaar with my bestie, Neng, and her friend, Jeane. It was held for two days, 19-20 October, at the Fairground, SCBD, Jakarta. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Skin Aqua Beauty Talk at Tartine f(x)

Hello, lovelies~ If you have been reading my blog for quite some time, you'll probably know that I have been a fan of Skin Aqua ever since I saw them at Watsons a year ago with Mr. G. I was so thrilled that I got all of the variants at the same time! Yes,  I know it sounds really greedy, but hey, my blog's name is product junkie, right? Note to self, do a background history on this blog sometimes. Geez, even in writing I can still ramble, amazing. *rolls eyes*

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Can You Guess?

Hello, lovelies~ I just wanted to drop by with a quick post before I go out, asking for your opinion. In the picture below, I want you to guess what camera I used to take these pictures. I'll tell you later, 'kay?

Kamu bisa tebak ga kira² aku pake kamera apa untuk foto si Pucelle di gambar atas? Sore² gini mari lah kita main tebak²an, tulis di bagian comment yah  tebakanmu apa~ Nanti kalo udah banyak yang nebak kukasih tau deh. ^_^ 

UPDATE: Ini pake kamera dari Blackberry Onyx 1 yang 3.2 MP. Ga perlu canggih² amat sampe SLR koq kalo mo beauty blogging, yang penting lighting aja. Thanks for playing a mini game with me! ^_^ 
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Breast Cancer 101: Signs and Symptoms

Hello, lovelies~ Today, I wanted to continue the series of 'Breast Cancer 101' and talk about the signs and symptoms that usually occur when someone has breast cancer. With this post, I hope everyone out there will pay more attention to their health and go see their doctor should they encounter one or more of these symptoms. So, let's start!

The common symptoms of breast cancer are:
  • a lump on either breasts that persists even after the menstruation cycle is over
  • a lump or swelling on the armpits
  • Changes in breast shape
  • Dimpling on the surface the breast skin (like an orange's skin)
  • Discharge (or fluid) coming out of the nipple
  • Pain on either breast not related to menstruation
For better understanding of each of the symptoms, you can refer to the picture down below. These are taken from http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/sites/default/files/ybyh_throughout_2011.pdf

So, I hope this post gives a better understanding on how the symptoms of breast cancer would be like. It can start from a very small lump and develops into a worse condition. I hope everybody checks their breasts at least once every month for lumps. I'll see you later~ ^_^

Additional information from Sarah:
there's another informative web:

I found that web from this video:
check if you have time :)

1. Breast Cancer Signs & Symptoms. http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/overview-breast-cancer
2. Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer. http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20cancer/Types%20of%20cancer/Signs%20and%20symptoms%20of%20breast%20cancer.aspx?sc_lang=EN

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Indonesia Mencari Bakat 3 Yohanna

Hello, lovelies~ Siapa yang nonton Indonesia Mencari Bakat untuk menemani malam minggunya yang sepi? Tunjuk tangan! *sayaaaaaa~* Halah, ketauan deh kesepiannya pas malming, hiks.. Cepet balik kek, Mr.G.. Sebal.. Anyway, kalo kamu² ada yang nonton, pasti tau dong si Yohanna? Yang pinter banget pole dancingnya? Mungkin cukup amazing sampe bisa bikin gw koprol sambil bilang WOW.. Hahaha, tapi, beneran deh, semogaaaaa dia bisa maju terus sampe ke final, kalo bisa menang deh! Buat yang belum liat, coba disimak deh video di bawah ini. 

Ini bikin postingan ga dibayar siapa² koq, cuman emang lagi pengen bikin awareness tentang pole dancing and how great it is.

"Yohanna, if you're reading this, semangat and keep bringing amazing moves to the pole, girl! 
You rock!" 

Btw, IMB 3 ntar malem lhooo, siapa yang nonton~?
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Review Spring and Snow UV White BB Cream SPF 50/PA++

Hello, lovelies~ In my previous post, the one where I displayed my skincare routine, I featured one of the BB Cream that I recently used. Meet the new BB cream, Spring and Snow UV White BB Cream. It is made in Korea and I bought it at Guardian for Rp 170,000 (if I'm not mistaken). The BB Cream comes in a black squeeze tube with a gold twist off cap at the end. It also comes with a separate black box that has the product's description and the ingredients list. I kinda liked the simplicity of this packaging as it's not too nauseatingly cute all the time. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

DIY Strawberry Yogurt Mask

Hello, lovelies~ I've had many suggestions to do more DIY videos in the survey that I conducted. So, I tried to make more DIYs now. I just realized it was fun to do! Anyway, I made a new DIY face mask from strawberry and yogurt, you can check it out in the video below. I hope you enjoyed it!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vanity Trove October 2012 Box

Hello, lovelies~ My box from Vanity Trove finally arrived! It took around 10 days to get here, not 10 working days, mind you. I subscribed to their services about a month ago in September, so I can still get their October box and I did. It is a subscription service similar to my previous Bella Box (which I have stopped subscribing to) or Glossy Box if you are in the UK or US. So, without further ado, let's get started!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Review Pigeon Facial Foam

Hello, lovelies~ If you follow me on twitter (@phanie14), you must've known that I am going crazy over local drugstore products. I bought lots of product from Wardah, Pigeon, One Man Show, Pixy, etc. Hence, I will be doing those local products in Indonesian language because it can only be found here. However, you can always hit the 'Translate' button to read it in your language. I apologize if you find this an inconvenience, but I still have other product review in English coming up, as well. So, I hope you enjoy~

Masih pada ingat Haul videoku beberapa waktu yang lalu? Ingat kan ada face wash dari Pigeon yang aku beli untuk menggantikan face wash Hada Laboku? Nah, setelah hampir sebulan mencobanya, ini reviewnya.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Review Wardah Lightening Night Cream Step 1 with 2% AHA

Hello, lovelies~ I'm back with another review, but in Indonesian language since this is a local product. However, if you are keen on reading about it, there is a translate button on the right hand side, so it should make it easier to read in your language. ^_^ 

Sapa sih yang ga kepengen kulitnya mulus dan cerah tanpa makeup? Lebih oke lagi kalo garis-garis halusnya bisa diminimalisasi juga. Dream come true banget ye kayanya. Perkenalkan, Wardah Lightening Night Creme Step 1, kakak-kakak sekalian~ Lah, kok ada Step 1 nya segala? Iya, soalnya nanti kalo udah biasa pake yang ini, bisa upgrade ke Step 2. Pake krim ini udah kaya main game, bisa upgrade level. LOL

Monday, October 8, 2012

Breast Cancer 101: Risk Factors

Hello, lovelies~ It's still October last time I checked, so it's time for another article related to breast cancer. Continuing my series of Breast Cancer 101, today, I am going to discuss the risk factors of breast cancer. So, without wasting any more time, let's start!

Genetic factors

This is one of the most determining factor, especially if you have a first degree relative (mother or sister) suffering from cancer or had cancer in both breasts or had breast cancer at a young age. If you have relatives suffering from both breast and ovarian cancer that also increases the risk of breast cancer.

Aside from that, genetic mutations also plays a big part in determining the incidence of breast cancer.  There are genes in our body that are responsible  called BRCA1 and BRCA2. These genes will increase your risk of having breast cancer by 40%-85%. You can test yourself to see if you have these genes, but let me warn you that the price is sooo expensive. 

Hormonal factors

Moving on to the second risk factor, it is the thing that makes us girls crazy every month. Hormones. Heh?  Really? Well, aside from turning us, girls, into Godzillas every month, hormones is one of the risk factors of breast cancer. Let's see if you have any from the bullet points below.
  • Who had their menstruation period when they were 12 years old or even younger than that? I did. An article showed that this a risk factor of breast cancer. Just a touch. A tad. A hint. Not being the greatest risk factor ever. 
  • Those who had children before 30 years old may have some protection. However, having no children at all increases the risk of breast cancer. 
  • Using contraceptive oral pills appears to increase the risk of breast cancer compared to those not taking them at all. However, the risk is decreased and returned to normal once the consumption of pills are stopped. 
  • Those who had their menopause after the age of 55 has a slight increase risk factor of breast cancer. 
There are environmental factors, but those are still iffy since there hasn't been enough strong evidence to back them up. So, I'll talk to you guys later~ If you have any questions, just leave it in the comment section and I'll try my best to answer them. ^_^ 


1. Breast cancer causes. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/breast_cancer/page2_em.htm#breast_cancer_causes

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

OOTD: Black Simplicity

Hello, lovelies~ A couple of days ago, I was invited to an event by Luxola, which I have already explained in length right here, just click it here. In this post, I just wanted to share what I wore to the event. 

Now, I don't always wear skirts, but when I'm in the mood, I will wear them. Also, when I was rummaging through my closet, I found this little black dress that I bought a long time ago, but never get to wear it. So, I present to you my little black dress~ ^_^ 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Breast Cancer 101: The Background

Hello, lovelies~ As we all welcome October, I'm going to do a brief series of post that will be filled with facts about breast cancer. So, without further ado, let's get started with the first post. 

Before I start with the cancer things and their treatments and whatnot, I'll start with the basic knowledge about breasts. Yes, you read that right. Breasts. Bosoms. Boobs, if you wanna be immature about it, lol. I want to start by explaining the anatomy of our breasts.

Anatomy of normal breasts

Calm down. I'm not gonna use real life, dissected, bloody pictures of a human breast. Instead, I'll just a friendly cartoon picture that looks cute and nothing gross or gory. As you can see from the picture below, the breast consisted of 
  • Muscles
  • Blood vessels (d-uh)
  • Lymph nodes
  • Fatty tissues
  • Lobules, which produces milk at each end.
  • Ducts 
  • A nipple

Photo Credits
Being in the center, the nipple is surrounded by lobules that kinda looks like a wheel, doesn't it? You know with the spokes being the lobules and the nipple being the center? ^_^

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Know Your Ingredients: Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Hello, lovelies~ It's been awhile since I did an in-depth post about a specific skincare ingredients. So, I'm here to talk a little bit about alpha hydroxy acid. If you are looking for a whitening or lightening cream, it's probably best to look for a cream to contain this ingredient. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

L'Occitane Sorbet Verbenna Body Ice Gel Review

Hello, lovelies~ Lately, I have been hooked on L'Occitane, be it skincare or body care products. Probably because I am intrigued by their packaging and scents. I feel like I have to stop by their store every time I passed by it. A month ago, I bought the Sorbet Verbenna Body Lotion at L'Occitane Emporium Pluit for Rp 350,000 (250ml). Expensive? Yup.