Friday, July 24, 2015

Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner in Light Pink First Impression

Hello, lovelies~ It has bee a while since I blogged about planners and stationery. I have went to try a couple of planners here and there since the last I wrote a blog post on my planner.  Today, I want to share my thoughts on a planner that is currently making its way to the top in the planner realm, the Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner.

Originating from USA, this planner (complete with inserts) is priced at USD 34.99 without shipping. I have been wanting to get my hands on them ever since March, but since I lived on the other side of the world, shipping (and customs!) is a special kind of pain I don't want to deal with.  Luckily, there is a store here that has (limited) stock of this planner.

The planner comes in a box that has light brown circles printed on it. I prefer those that comes in its own box, so I can keep safe in storage when I'm not using it. The box has slight bumps that may have happened during shipping, but it's fine.

Inside the box, there is a sheet of vellum paper with the word 'Hello' inscribed on it. I've always has an attraction towards gold foiled words on vellum. It just feels and looks classy to own. 

This is the closest I can get to show how pink it is

The color I chose for my planner is light pink, which shows up having an orange undertone on my camera. It is more pink than orange in real life, I promise. The planner uses split leather for its material inside out. The Webster's Pages logo can be seen on the bottom part of the planner's spine, printed in gold.

There is a clasp to hold all the inserts together and keep the planner from opening, of course. The strap is longer than any of the planner I've owned, which means it can be filled with more inserts~ Dangling from the strap is an inspirational tag that differs on each planner color. Mine says ' Love Today', which is so important to me since I tend to live in the future, usually a month from now.

This is a personal size planner, which fits 3.75" x 6.75" paper inserts inside it. When I open the planner, there is another vellum paper with gold foiling quotes that says 'Today is a GREAT Day'. It also has a cardboard protector so the rings won't bump on the sides of the planner, leaving indentations. On the left is a secretarial pocket with three slits that fit most of my project life cards and paperclips. I like that the planner lies flat unlike my small lilac Kikki K.

There are six rings that are gold in color and all of them were tight when I received them. Look at those glistening in the sun. 

One of the reason I wanted to get this planner in the first place is because of their inserts. I saw them on the web last March and fell in love with the pictures. Similar with the inspirational tag before, the inserts (dividers) differs in each planner color. The light pink inserts has a bokeh theme for the tabbed dividers.

In the 'Write Down' section, it gives you space to write down your thoughts, ideas, and dreams. There is a small typewriter in the bottom right that just looks simple, but classy and nostalgic.

'Memory Keeping' section pretty much explains itself, where you can keep your precious memories to look back in the future. The color theme is light teal with a hint of orange on top and half a camera on the bottom of the page. I love the camera so much that I went and bought the paper from Webster's Pages.

For the lister in me, this planner has a 'Lists to Love' section. There is a weekly menu, shopping list, to do list, monthly goals and planning list. The stripes looks like washi tape, huh? 

As for the second last section, it is the 'Staying Inspired' section. It is filled with three beautifully designed paper that I am thinking to laminate one of each to make a bookmark to mark my weekly section.

The last tab is the calendar section, which houses the monthly and weekly view. Each month has their own tab to make it easy to flip through to the specific month. The monthly dividers is printed in script with gold foiling detail. As if there isn't enough pictures, there is a list at the end of each month to remind you of important dates.

The weekly view is right after the monthly section, which is a week on two page spread. Nothing special in terms of layout, but I am loving the thickness of the paper. It was a 120 gsm paper, so writing in gel pens won't bleed through. I'm a heavy gel pen user, by the way. 

At the back of the planner, there is another quote in gold foiling that says 'She designed a life she loved'. There are details on Webster's Pages underneath that quote. There is a vinyl pouch, which I am planning to use to hold pictures or stickers.

The last feature in this planner is a notepad attached to the back of the planner with one pen loop on its side. One thing that concerns me is the size of the slit to slip in the notepad. It is a wee bit small for my liking, but I don't often use notepads, so it won't bother me.

It comes with a clear, gold polka dot page marker that has Right Now inscribed on top of the tab. This is one of my favorite things to have in a planner because it can function as a reminder for me when I open my weekly spread. Stick a note there and voila~ Easy reminder.

There are two sheets of stickers that comes with the planner. It has variations of everyday objects and emotions, so it can be useful for my monthly spread.

Wow, that is a LOT of photos. Still with me? Well, I'l just wrap up this review, then. Made with split leather, I love the smooth and squishy feel to the planner. However, I am slightly worried how this will fare in the long run if I were to carry it in my bag.

The long strap is very much appreciated, especially to those having everything in one single planner. because this can fit a lot of inserts. I like that it comes with a vinyl pouch and transparent flyleafs for the dashboard. The leather is soft, so be sure to pack it in a dust bag when you're travelling with it, unless you want indentations as part of your decoration, lol.

Leave me your thoughts on this planner, be it positive of negative ones. I would love to read them. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner in Light Pink
Rp 655,000
Bought at Made With Love store

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Creme Simon Brightening Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub Review

Hello, lovelies~ Back from your holidays yet? Well, I am, but I do have a review for you in the middle of the week. Yeah! Anyway, I hope you had a great holiday, meeting with relatives and friends, but it is time to go back to school or uni or work. If you're taking a break from all those stressing things from work, maybe this blog post can be a little relaxing. 

The white box has embossed patterns of leaves and flowers on it, along with the product information on the back of the box. It doesn't have an illustration of a woman like it was on the creme universelle.

As with most Creme Simon products, it has the climate indicator on the side of the box to tell you what climate is the match with the product. In this case, the exfoliating scrub fits perfectly for all climate.

The scrub claims to give instant glow to your face by removing any presence of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. It has rose, iris and jasmine extracts, which I rarely see in most skincare products. Let's check out the ingredients.

Seeing a list of ingredients that is this long can be quite intimidating, but fear not, let's look at it one by one, shall we? Polyethylene (synthetic) and Jojoba Esters (natural) is the microbeads that help remove those pesky dead skin cells, revealing smoother skin underneath. Disodium cocoyl glutamate, palmitic acid, sodium cocoyl glutamate and coco-glucoside acts as a surfactant that is usually used in face cleansing products. Glycerin, glyceryl caprylate and pentylene glycol is used to give moisture back to the skin. As a solvent and thickener to stabilize the product, it uses stearic acid, ammonium acryloyl dimethyl-taurate/carboxyethyl acrylate copolymer, behenyl alcohol, xanthan gum. It contains fragrance/perfume and other fragrance ingredient such as linalool, benzyl salicylate. It uses disodium EDTA for preservative and it is free from parabens.

As with most Creme Simon products, they keep the rose gold (kinda) theme on the cap of each products. In this case, the round twist off cap. The hole on the squeeze tube isn't too big, but the consistency of the scrub is quite runny, so be careful when squeezing out the product, yeah?

I mentioned the consistency of the scrub is on the runny side, but I like that there are plenty microbeads in one squeeze. The beads are just the right size and doesn't feel too abrasive on my skin. As opposed to the reaction I have from creme universelle, this scrub doesn't break me out. Maybe because it is a wash off type of product, instead of a cream that lingers on my skin.

It does leave my skin smooth after using, like most scrubs does. This one has a buttery floral scent that is similar to the previous products I have reviewed from Creme Simon (Creme Universelle and Face Spray). What do you think of this product? Have you tried it or thinking of trying it? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Creme Simon Brightening Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub
Rp 677,000/  75 mL
Available in Sephora Indonesia

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Creme Simon Creme Universelle Review

Hello, lovelies~ It is the last day of the long weekend because of Idul Fitri here in Indonesia, so I am still in a holiday mood since last Friday, hence the absence of a blog post, lol. To start off the working week, here is a review on Creme Simon's bestsellers, the Creme Universelle. 

The cream comes in a chic white box with an illustration of a woman on the front of the box. There is an ingredients list along with the information of the cream. 

One of the information is regarding the climate where you live. The cream provides a lightweight consistency and a richer consistency to be used in a colder climate. As we are in Indonesia, where it is hot and humid, the lightweight cream consistency becomes a popular option.

Claiming to be a multi purpose cream that can be used to moisture different areas of the body, it does contain a blend of moisturizing ingredients including glycerin, squalene, and shea butter. It is free from alcohol, silicone and parabens. As a preservative, it uses tocopheryl acetate along with others such as disodium edta, and citric acid. It contains fragrance and other fragrance ingredients such as linalool, coumarin, limonene, and geraniol. 

The cream is packaged in a squeeze tube with a rose gold twist cap. It is small and slim enough to fit in my makeup bag to bring on the go. So far, I haven't had any accidents of it spilling in my bag. 

When squeezed out of the tube, it reveals a white lotion-like consistency that sinks into the skin quite fast. The cream has a shea butter scent with hints of flowers that tends to linger for some time after application. I use it for my cuticles and it managed to keep them moisturized. 

Unfortunately, my sensitive facial skin couldn't stand the fragrance, so it broke me out, but it did moisturize my skin and even feels soothing after I use retinoic acid. Despite its moisturizing properties, it doesn't feel heavy or sticky on my T zone (I have combination skin). 

However, if you don't have sensitive skin or any sensitivity towards fragrance, fret not! It will less likely break you out like it did on my face. :) 

What do you think about this universal cream from Creme Simon? Let me know your thoughts about it in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Creme Simon Creme Universelle 
Rp 677,000 / 30 mL
Available in Sephora Indonesia

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Creme Simon Brightening Dermo-Hydrating Toner Mist Review

Hello, lovelies~ Remember the Parisian skincare I posted on my Instagram account a couple of weeks ago? Well, it's time to review them one by one. I won't bunch them all in one post because it will be one heck of a long post.

Creme Simon has hit Indonesian shores and is now available in Sephora. I received these for review purposes (thanks a bunch, Sephora!), so let's get started with reviewing the toner, shall we?

The box has a white and rose gold color theme, along with leaves embossed on the sides of the box. Despite its simplicity, it actually looks chic. It has the information of the product along with the ingredients printed on the sides.

There is a climate indicator, so you can see whether it suits the climate you are currently in. The far left is hot, the middle is humid and the far right is cold climate. This face mist suitable for all types of climate.

The toner contains a combination of humectants (pentylene glycol, glycerin) and emollients (PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides) which are moisturizing ingredients. It uses sodium citrate as the preservative. There are still fragrance (linalool, limonene, coumarin, benzyl salicylate) present, so sensitive skin may have to be aware of it. There is a blend of flower extracts, such as iris, jasmine, and rose. 

The bottle has a rose gold colored cap, making it look classier than the outer box packaging. Being named toner mist, it can be used as a toner, face mist or to set your makeup. 

I have been using it as a face mist for those hot days we have been having in Jakarta lately. It feels so refreshing afterwards! Unlike other spray that only gives water, this has humectants to give moisture to the skin. It gives off a floral scent that disappears within a minute or two after spritzing. There is no sticky finish on my skin after I spritz this on my face.

Overall, I enjoyed this face mist, especially with a hydrating property and ingredients. It is free from alcohol, silicone and paraben for those who are wary of those ingredients. I am wary of the presence of fragrance because of my sensitive skin, but luckily it didn't trigger any reaction on my skin so far.

How about you, lovelies? Have you tried this face mist from Creme Simon? Are you thinking of trying it out? Let me know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Creme Simon Brightening Dermo-Hydrating Toner Mist
Rp 587,000
Available at Sephora Indonesia

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