June 29, 2014

[Beauty Diary: Dry Me X Lash & Wink Beauty Quick 30 Minutes Makeover]

The MAKEOVER is on!

Calling all beauty enthusiasts, especially you aficionados of falsies.  Be prepared to have your lashes ready for some fierce batting and winking cos' I have an exciting beauty testimony to report today.

So, a couple weeks ago, I got invited to this beauty event "BEAUTY QUICK 30 MINUTES MAKEOVER" held by Dry Me hair salon and Lash & Wink to celebrate the launch of Lash & Wink faux lashes (yes ladies, there is a new falsies brand in town that you MUST try) 
 Lovely decoration by The Swan Design & Decoration

Scrumptious sweet treats by DOLCI Dessert
(I recommend the coffee tiramisu, it's just superb)

The event was started with an introduction to Lash & Wink falsies and followed by a smokey eye make-up tutorial by Marcella Widita.  Afterwards, we were treated to the Beauty Quick 30mins Makeover by Dry Me and Lash & Wink team ♥  
(both Sapphire and Amethyst aim for soft and natural looking lashes, while Emerald mimics an alluring and sultry looking lashes with its sexy cat-eye shape that flares out at the end)

(Moonstone helps you achieve that sweet dolly look with maximum length effect to make your eyes pop, while both Ruby and Alexandrite with their boldness and volume give you a classy touch to accentuate your glamorous night look or simply to complement your sexy smokey eye make-up) 

Step by step smokey eye make-up tutorial by Marcella Widita with various tips in applying your eye shadow to falsies.

For you who have read my previous post about my experience at Dry Me hair salon will notice the reason behind the event's name.  The words quick and 30mins have been Dry Me's signature as they offer exceptionally quick hair wash n' blow service.  
But for this Beauty Quick event, they added another element of beauty that was make-up to their quick 30mins service, in collaboration with the Lash & Wink team.
And once again, Dry Me together with Lash & Wink had proven to me that excellent quality can be delivered in such short time.  I had my hair washed, blown, and my eyes enhanced with Lash & Wink premium falsies in less than 30mins.
Waiting for my turn for the Beauty Quick 30mins Makeover, so excited!!!
*humming Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Tsukema Tsukeru

Inside the goodies bag (besides a cup of delish Dolci tiramisu and various vouchers from sponsors) is a box contains 3 pairs of reusable Lash & Wink assorted falsies (Sapphire, Moonstone, Alexandrite) and a bottle of falsies adhesive.
I love how the box comes with instructions in applying the falsies, it is really helpful for falsies noobs.  And I'm such a sucker for the watercolor-themed packaging, it is so pretty. 

I decided to try the soft and natural looking Sapphire falsies for my first time.  Who knows a pair of falsies can make such a difference.  And the most important part was they were so comfortable that I didnt even feel like wearing falsies.
Thank you Noi for putting on these pretty falsies on me
 The ladies around me who were enjoying their makeover. 
(Shout out to this lovely blogger on the right, Dea Hamdan, read her experience at this event on her blog

Voilà! This is how I turned out after the 30mins makeover, rocking the Susan Straight and Sapphire falsies All ready for my Saturday night out!
TOPSHOP floral kimono/H&M sheer sleeveless baroque shirt/Chanel bag/Haider Ackermann paisley brogues

I had so much fun in this event, not only that I got to experience a super fun beauty makeover but I also got to gain some helpful beauty tips and some new friends as well.
Thank you Dry Me and Lash & Wink for the wonderful experience, enjoying every minutes of it

Dry Me
Mall Kelapa Gading 3, 2nd Floor 2F-121A, fashion Hub (+622145848971) 

Baywalk Mall @ Green Bay Pluit, 2nd Floor 17A (+622129629448)

10:00 AM-10:00 PM Mon-Sun

www.thedryme.com | info@thedryme.com | @thedryme

Lash & Wink


June 18, 2014

[Sale Alert: Net-a-Porter]

This is the time I've been waiting for: end of season sale
And I strongly suggest you to check out Net-a-Porter cos' they seldom has sale.  
In conclusion, one does not simply miss Net-a-Porter sale.

Here's a couple looks I put up for your transition to summer.  Enjoy and happy shopping

Look No.1
What's a better way to start transitioning to summer other than with denim, it has summer and '90s vibes all over it.  And this LDD (Little Denim Dress) will do it for you.  Complete the look with Sophia Webster on-demand heels, Stella McCartney popular Falabella bag, and Isabel Marant tassel earrings.  The tribal pattern, the woven raffia, the agate stones, and the neon stripes...all screams summer for sure!
Rock this look to brunch/lunch with your gal pals.

SEE BY CHLOE denim belted dress/ISABEL MARANT gold-plated agate earrings/MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA gold tone ring/STELLA MCCARTNEY Falabella woven raffia shoulder bag/SOPHIA WEBSTER Leilou striped sandals

Look No.2
The Valentino sandals form S/S 2014 collection inspires this (kind of) Greek goddess look.  The lizard-print bikini and gold-plated necklace with tusk resin charms are added to complement the animal kingdom theme going on the sandals (notice the gold scarab beetle embellished on the strap?)
And white is most definitely the color you want to have against the pristine white sand for that ethereal kind of moment.
 MELISSA ODABASH Robyn embroidered kaftan/MELISSA ODABASH Martinique lizard-print bandeau bikini/KENNETH JAY LANE gold-plated resin charms necklace/PROENZA SCHOULER Paper Bag leather-paneled canvas tote/Valentino embellished textured leather sandals

Look No.3
The best time to buy a dress, especially an evening dress is when it's on sale, cos' let's be honest, it's not something you're gonna wear very often.  And you may want to invest in a simple evening dress that you can wear more than once.  A dress that you can recycle by simply changing the accessories adorning the look according to the event or season.
ALICE+OLIVIA Joi dress/MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA gold tone necklace/GIVENCHY Shark Tooth leather cuff/CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Amphitrite clutch/JIMMY CHOO Venus sandals


April 1, 2014

[Color Code: Serene Green]

TOP: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Pashli Backpack
LEFT: ZARA Jacquard Blazer/DIOR Vernis S/S 2014 in 192 Pampille/MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Small Molly' Leather Strap Watch/OSTWALD HELGASON Monkey Cotton Sweatshirt/SUPER by RETROSUPERFUTURE America Francis Elsa Sunnies
MID: WHISTLES Double Wrap Leather Bracelet/LIONETTE NY Petra Earrings/ZARA Guipure Lace Pencil Skirt/KATE SPADE Gabe Pointed Bow Flats/LOEFFLER RANDALL Junior Work Tote/MARC BY MARC JACOBS Standard Supply Compact Mirror iPhone Case
RIGHT: TOPSHOP Apple Gingham Bikini Set/OPENING CEREMONY Jindo Lucite Heel Sandals/ZARA Jacquard Trousers

Spring of 2014 has welcomed yet another nature colors to its palette: green, the light and serene version of this inspiriting hue.  And like its pastel confidante, placid blue, this light green offers the same tranquility and familiarity, which makes it a great as a stand alone color and to mix n' match with other colors in the spectrum.

Simply rock matching top n' bottom of this shade, which are totally in the hype must-try looks this season (see 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, and Calvin Klein) or blend it in with another pastels or neutrals to maintain its tranquil hint (here, here, here, and here


March 27, 2014

[In The Moment Eyecandy #6]

TOP: EDIE PARKER X DEL TORO M'Oticons Collection*
LEFT: NEW ERA X STAR WARS 59FIFTY® Cap Collection/TOPSHOP MOTO Frayed Jeans/LAUREL LONDON 3D Printed Vanity iPhone Case/Shailene Woodley for MARIE CLAIRE April 2014

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March 25, 2014

[Channeling: Monochrome Emma Watson]

Sensing a pattern with Emma Watson's style while in Madrid for Noah premiere.  The starlet was spotted in two different looks that shared 3 same keywords: monochrome, jumpsuits, and chic.

Casual Monochrome
Spotted when out and about on the street of Milan, Watson totally nailed the term effortlessly chic with her laid-back getup of current must-have items: overalls and slip-ons.  Working with her petite frame, Watson went with a fitted shirt and overalls instead of baggy ones and with a little trick up her trousers' hems to elongate her legs by showing a sliver of skin.

TOPSHOP Faux Leather Overalls/ZARA Combined Shirt/SUPER BY RETROSUPERFUTURE América Ego Sunglasses/PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 Wallet/H&M Rings/KOOPER Slip Ons

Classy Monochrome
 For her Noah Madrid Premiere red (...or blue) carpet look, Watson took a 180〫〫turn with her look, stunning the crowd with a plunging monochrome jumpsuit from J Mendel.  While maintaining minimalism in the clothing department, Watson did some creative accessorizing in the beauty department.  Watson had these series of gold barrettes running along the side of her head in an arrow-like formation to keep her side-swept in place, which by the way not only complemented the plunging neckline perfectly but also added some cutting-edge punk touch.  And last but not least, a sultry note from the bordeaux lips shade completed the whole sexy in a classy way look.

MANGO Satin Edge Blouse/MANGO Slim-Fit Suit Trousers/ZARA Stilettos/MAKE Matte Lipstick in Jakarta*/MANGO Central Piece Cuff/Gold Barrettes

*MAKE is proud to donate 10% of retail sales to the nonprofit organization We See Beauty Foundation, which benefits women-run, worker-owned cooperative businesses. All products are made in New York City.


March 13, 2014

[Trendspotter: Slip-Ons Sneakers]

"Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she can conquer the world.”

Today’s active and exuberant women cry for a comfortable yet chic footwear to walk in and fashion has answered the call. The result is slip-on; a sneaker sans all the laces and fuss that can go a mile with basically everything, from a pair of rugged jeans to tailored skirt.
Thanks to Vans for inventing this iconic footwear in the grungy 90s and to Phoebe Philo for pioneering its high-fashion translation in the 21st century.

With the 90s trends transpiring in the background, are you gonna jump on this comfy-meets-lux-meets-chic slip-ons bandwagon?

Céline VS The Blonde Salad x Steve Madden/Givenchy VS Steve Madden
/Céline VS Topshop/Saint Laurent VS Vans

P.S.: do you know you can ship your items from US & Europe easier by using Borderlinx? 


February 26, 2014

[Stuart Weitzman SW x YOU: Design Your Own Perfect Shoe]

To ease your mid-week crisis away, here's a good news ladies!

For you who's been in search of a perfect pair of ankle-strap heels or who just cant seem to get enough of this effortlessly-chic-and-can-simply-go-with-any-looks strapped sandal, you might wanna check what Stuart Weitzman's got to offer with the newly launched feature on its website called SW x YOU
This new section enables you to customize your own pair of Stuart Weitzman ideal ankle-strap heels: Nudist, with 2 options of heel height and 12 fabulous swatches to choose from. *dying to get the white one here!*
Well, if the shoes fit...buy it in every color wise woman once said.  It will cost you US$400 a pair, but you can always consider it as an investment.  Do you know that ankle-strap heels is one of the shoes that a woman should own, according to Harper's Bazaar?

Moreover, with fashion forward A-list stars, such as Diane Kruger, Kate Beckinsale, and Jennifer Lawrence in its portfolio, we're totally digging this shoe.

So, what are you waiting for, ladies? Hurry up and check your bank-account balance, then place your order before March 12, 2014!  It's for a limited time only.

Simply follow these steps to score your perfect pair of Nudist:

Step 1
Step 2
 Step 3
 Step 4
Unfortunately, it is not available for shipping to Asia yet.  So, you might wanna consider using Borderlinx.  Good luck and happy customizing


February 22, 2014

[Color Code: Placid Blue]

February does not always have to be all about the sweet romantic pink.  How about making some room in your closet for this other pastel color called Placid Blue?  Which undoubtedly lives up to its name, as its soft blue hue imparts nothing but tranquility. (agree?)
Moreover, with the spring season approaching, there's no reason to not start embracing this light shade of blue that opens Pantone® Spring 2014 Fashion Color palette, and slowly make your transition into spring. 

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, suggests that this pastel is very adaptable, as we are so accustomed to seeing it as nature's background.  So, not only that we can see this color stands on its own for its picture-perfect calmness, but also as a neutral that can be creatively mixed with other colors in the spectrum.  

Designers, such as the contemporary A.Wang and Barbara Bui to the high fashion Burberry, Marchesa, and Valentino, have also given their approval of this placid color through their Spring/Summer 2014 collections.

What's more with the recent street style of Autumn/Winter 2014 fashion weeks crowds, which shows how the crowds have successfully figured out this blue's clues. 

Don a matching placid blue top and bottoms like what Jeanie Lee did and add some matching accessories in the same colors as well.  Or simply put a jacket of this hue over your monochrome articles, like Kate Foley and Eleina Welteroth did.

There's no absolute rule on how to and not to wear this placid hue, so be creative and have fun!


February 19, 2014

[Hair Diary: Dry Me Hair Salon]


You know what really grinds my gears?  That it takes ages just to get my hair washed and blew out at a hair salon...cos' the rate of women getting their hairs cut, colored, straightened, curled, treated, their nails done, their bits waxed, etc. is too damn high.  So, I've given up the idea of going to a hair salon for solely that purpose long time ago.
And since I'm all butterfingers when it comes to styling my own hair, I'm left with boring hairstyle.
(mazel tov to you who encounter zero problem styling your own hair at home) 

However, just about last week, I bid my boring hair days goodbye.  I have found a hair salon that answers my 'cry for help': Dry Me Hair Salon

Dry Me new branch at Baywalk Mall, Pluit

For you who have the same problem as me, Dry Me is definitely the hair salon for you.
Why?  Because unlike any other hair salons, they specialize in exceptionally quick hair wash n' blow service.  They do not call it exceptionally quick for nothing.  In just 30 minutes, they will get your hair washed, blew out, and ready for action for only (wait for it) IDR 65.000
A little corner turns cafe turns perfect waiting place for you and your loved ones
(with free wi-fi )

The cozy atmosphere that's perfect for self pampering time

Enjoy the overlooking-the-sea view and the nice smelling towels

Refer to the lookbook for the look you desire

Other essential services such as hair spa and manicure are also available at Dry Me. You can either choose the à la carte service or the Pick Me Up package for a head-to-hand experience, which includes hair spa, blow out, nail polish, and vitamin shot for IDR 250.000 (definitely gonna try this next time!) 
The pricing for all services available at Dry Me are below...(for more detailed explanation on the services, please contact your nearest Dry Me)

I opted for the hair spa treatment on my first visit since I havent done any treatment for my coloured hair and because "I deserve some self pampering!" (yes ladies...repeat after me)

Hair Spa à la Dry Me using L'Oreal Hair Spa for a more hydrated, strong, and soft hair
(do it once every two weeks ladies)

The exceptionally quick blowout, mine was even less than 30 minutes. Thank you Dafa :)

An excellent service til' the end

And here's my final result...loving my now soft and hydrated hair and the Windy Wave look to the max. Thank you Dry Me, now I'm ready to roll!
KENZO X NEW ERA Eyes snapback/TOPSHOP Black Shirt/(M)PHOSIS Harem Pants/KENZO Eyes sneakers/
Bao Bao Bag in Satine Black/PRADA Edward Robot Keychain

From my experience, I can assure you that Dry Me is not just another hair salon as they have taken hair wash n' blow service to a whole new level. Time wise, quality wise, and value wise.

So, are you ready to take a blow and say goodbye to bad hair days?

Dry Me 
Mall Kelapa Gading 3, 2nd Floor 2F-121A, fashion Hub (+622145848971) 
Baywalk Mall @ Green Bay Pluit, 2nd Floor 17A (+622129629448)
10:00 AM-10:00 PM Mon-Sun
www.thedryme.com | info@thedryme.com | @thedryme

A very special thanks to these two lovely ladies, Sherrin and Hanny,
for the lovely experience at
Dry Me


February 13, 2014

[What to Wear: Saint Valentine's Day]

I know those who are working (and celebrating) on Valentine's day this year can totally relate to what Madame Coco was saying, what's with Valentine's Day falls on a weekday and approaching in 1200 hours.  Oh mon Dieu!

So, for you who still have no idea what to wear for tomorrow's dinner date or night out with your gal pals...worry not, here's some ideas inspired by color palette from the lovely quote above (hint: matching top-bottom to the rescue...)

 Look No.1
With the exposed-midriffs suit trend exploding on this season's runways, it will be awful to not embrace this very trend on a day where it's okay to be a little bit exposé. To tone down the high level of fierceness bare midriffs will bring, pick soft colors like blushing pink for that innocence kinda feeling.

Look No.2
It's not a crime to wear striped B/W matching top-bottom, especially with this ruffle cuffs crop top that gives the whole minimalist look a feminine spark.  Add some red-pink combo to avoid looking like you just got out from an old B/W movie.

Good luck and have a fabulous Valentine's Day or Singles Awareness Day as A.Wang might say