May 11, 2016

NIVEA Make Up Clear Review + Selfie Challenge

Hello everyone, we are back at it again with a beauty review! :D
Some of you might have seen this product from our Instagram accounts...
Hint: No Makeup
YES! It's a makeup remover PLUS cleanser (2in1) from NIVEA!
As surprising as it may sound, not everyone knows that double cleansing (i.e. cleansing milk/oil + face wash) is a must to properly clean your make up. Face wash alone won’t be able to completely remove your make up, and THAT, my friend, is very highly possible to cause acne, premature skin aging, and the list goes on and on. Also, if you ever wonder why your skincare doesn’t work as it claims, yep, it might also be because you put it on top of a not-so clean surface.

Now that you get the gist of it, let us introduce you to NIVEA Make Up Clear!

The packaging comes in a simple white tube form and each tube contains 100 gr, which means ideal for travel! We always bring a makeup remover when traveling (especially during long flights) to freshen up and to keep our skin healthy. :D

There are four variants of NIVEA Make Up Clear to choose from:
L-R: Foam for Oily Skin - Foam for Normal Skin - Mud for Oily Skin
(Another one is a Scrub type - not in the picture)
The textures.

Jess: I tried the mud variant twice and had some breakout after both attempts. It quite confused me because right after I used it, I wiped my skin with a cleansing oil which I usually use, and saw no residue at all on the white cotton pad; which means, it cleans my face really well. I honestly think that the only reasonable cause must be my super sensitive skin which is allergic to one of the ingredients in this product, because I read a lot of reviews about this and most of them are positive - they love it.
I suggest if you have a super sensitive, acne prone skin like me, go for the foam ones. I tried both the oil and normal version, both didn’t break me out and they cleansed just as well as the mud one. Or if you insist on trying this mud version, you might wanna try it on one or few parts first; perhaps your forehead or chin, and see how it goes.

Elle: I didn't try the mud variant, because we have a very similar type of skin, 

Jess: -_-

Elle: ^^; I just tried the Nivea Make Up Clear White - Foam (the pink one) variant and it didn't break me out at all. :)

(This is for the Nivea Make Up Clear White - Foam. Each variant has its own way of cleansing which you can see here)
1. Apply on your skin by gently massaging in a circular motion using wet fingertips for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Avoid the eye area (use eye makeup remover for your eye makeup).
Optional: You can also wet your face first with warm water before applying this product.

2. Rinse off with warm water. Make sure you there is no cleanser left.

We usually follow up with a facial cleanser just to make sure it's really clean lol. But it's optional.

Why We Love It


Just like the tagline says, "Makeup bersih tanpa residu kurang dari 5 menit" (no residue in under 5 minutes)!

It really cleansed the whole makeup (except for eye makeup) with no residue left in just ONE time cleansing. This is the proof:
↑ After using NIVEA Make Up Clear, we tried wiping our skin using a cleansing makeup we usually used, and as you can see, there was no residue left!

We were very impressed (and surprised) because every time we use a water-based makeup remover, it usually takes 2-3 cotton pads to remove the whole makeup! So, this NIVEA Make Up Clear is really a time saver. 

IDR 28,000/tube
(verrry affordable right!!)


NIVEA is having an interesting selfie challenge for a limited time (til 15 May 2016 only):
You can get Make Up Hampers worth IDR 2,000,000 each and 1 of 10 lucky winners will get an exclusive day with the famous Make Up Artist, Bubah Alfian!

Let's join the challenge! For more info about the terms and conditions, click here :)

May 02, 2016

Nice Short Stay at Casa Ocean View Airbnb in Canggu, Bali

After our trip to Le Pirate Beach Club, we went back to the airport to grab our luggages and then headed straight to our Airbnb in Canggu. The place is quite hard to find (no street name), so the owner suggested us to use their driver to pick us up. The rate was IDR 250,000 which was cheaper than paying for a taxi.

Once you enter it, you will find this bar slash kitchen:

What I like the most about this Airbnb is the interiors! Ozzie (one of the owners) is a jewelry designer and art director, so it's no wonder that the place is beautifully styled.
The dining area.
The pool
Sunbathe, anyone?

 Love the minimalist rustic(?) style 
 The comfy bed
My Oasis Tote Bag from Braun Buffel coincidentally matched the interiors! :D

(Semi Outdoor) Bathroom
There was no hot water when I was there, so you can check with them if it's important for you. I didn't ask them because it was not a problem for me as Bali was freaking HOT!
Don't expect bathroom amenities that you usually find in hotels (e.g. Cotton pad, shower cap); you have to bring your own. Or buy from the convenience store. Again, not a problem for me because I always bring my own. It's just more convenient, isn't it?
The view from our bedroom.

It's actually a shared villa with 4 rooms rented separately, but we were lucky the house was empty that day so we had the whole place to ourselves and got to choose which bedroom we'd like to sleep in! :D

Here's the staircase to the bedroom upstairs (expect an ocean view):
...and two other bedrooms are opposite each other, overlooking the pool:

We checked out all the bedrooms before deciding on ours and they were all gorgeous! So you don't have to worry if you would get the less-beautiful bedroom. All 3 bedrooms on the ground level have semi-outdoor bathrooms.

What makes it even more pleasing to the eye:
Johnny and Kate 

To sum up, here are the good and the downside of this Airbnb based on my one-night stay:
• Beautiful interiors and decorations (I took so many photos there lol!)
• Lots of living space
• Secluded (if you are seeking for peace and tranquility, this is perfect for you. No noise whatsoever from the street.)
• High speed Wi-Fi
• They had a housemaid named Ayu who made sure the place was clean and helped us with everything we needed
• 150m from the famous Echo Beach
• The hosts were easy to communicate with
• Bottles of mineral water were provided in the refrigerator

• Quite far from the nearest convenience store (15min walk), but you can always ask Ayu to arrange motorbikes or scooters to help you get around the area.
• During the night (around 3am), the electricity suddenly went off twice. We called Ayu and thankfully she answered and solved the problem quickly. The owners also reached out to us on the next day to apologize and explained that it had never happened before.

The Rates
If you book one of the rooms: IDR 1,156,536 [link]
If you book all four of them (entire home): IDR 4,762,205 [link]

Thank you so much, Ozzie and Jrad for a lovely stay!! :)