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Natural Handmade Soap. Is It Gimmick?

I like handmade and natural thing. I appreciate all things made by hand because, in my opinion, it takes a lot of effort, quality and passion to create it. And I like natural thing because I believe nature provide us a medicine for every health problem. For an example, we can use lemon, honey, aloe vera or green tea to prevent acne.

I love using natural product for my bath time. Natural handmade soap usually free from sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial coloring and artificial perfume. It contains of coconut milk, coconut oil and distilled water to purify water. Purified water can increase the quality and lifespan of beauty product. If it is not purified, it sometimes become the culprit of skin irritation or other skin problems.

I've tried three soap bar from Indonesian brand Kippabuw, Seven Cactus and Germany brand Savon Vivere. Every soap has its pros and cons. For an example, rose soap from Savon Viver is more long lasting rather than the others, and the rose scent is strong thou…

Review Suara Dari Jauh oleh Arireda

Nama Arireda dikenal oleh saya saat membawakan musikalisasi puisi Sapardi. Itu juga saya tidak mendengarkan seluruh lagunya, tapi sebagian saja dan didengarkan selewat, tipikal lagu yang kita dengar jadi latar suara saat berada di kafe. Mengenal personilnya pun baru kemarin-kemarin ini yaitu saat saya datang peluncuran buku Aku, Meps dan Beps di Kineruku, Bandung. Reda Gaudiamo, penulis buku tersebut, merupakan anggota dari duo Arireda.

Pada suatu sore, sahabat saya berkunjung ke rumah. Seperti biasanya ia memperlihatkan barang-barang yang biasa ia bawa. Yang ia perlihatkan adalah buku Suara Dari Jauh dari Arireda yang berisi musikalisasi puisi-puisinya Goenawan Mohamad. Sebenarnya ini bukan buku, tapi ini sampul cd yang dibikin seperti buku. Puisi-puisi tersebut juga digambar dengan ilustrasi yang sangat niat. Ilustratornya adalah Ruth Marbun.



Akhirnya saya punya kesempatan mendengarkan Arireda secara penuh dan utuh. Dari awal sampai akhir lagu. Musik mereka ya hanya terdiri dua ora…

Selamat Datang di Dunia Pernikahan!

Pada bulan Januari lalu, saya melangsungkan pernikahan dengan si pacar. Mungkin di antara kalian sudah ada yang baca. Everything's went well. Sekarang kami masuk bulan ketiga pernikahan, yang berarti masih honeymoon phase, dan perjalanan masih sangat panjang.

Sama seperti pernikahan lainnya, kami sedang mengalami transisi, terutama untuk perencanaan keuangan, tempat tinggal, dan karier. Semuanya bersinggungan. Tujuan kami ya tidak long distance relationship seperti sekarang. Dia bekerja di Sumedang, saya kerja di Jakarta. Dan rumah kami di Bandung. Haha! Kami betul-betul mobile di tiga kota ini. Cinta yang sangat berat diongkos. xD

Meski transisi ini kadang bikin stres, banyak kebingungan, dan hal-hal yang belum kita ketahui jalan keluarnya, saya happily married. Saya merasa kualitas hubungan saya sama suami jauh lebih intens. Dan dia jauh lebih care--sangat. Kami bisa sharing segala kesusahan dan kegembiraan. Dia banyak sekali melakukan hal-hal manis seperti ikut menemani saat ib…

Acne Oil by Shoppasoap | Is It Magic?

On Instagram, there is a brand who is claim that every ingredients of their brand are natural and handmade process. No paraben, no chemical things. The testimonials from their clients are phenomenal! They say that they can see the result within a days. Acne, eczema, psoriasis, redness, scars, you name it.. the results are great! Most of them are healed. Wait until you see the screen capture from messenger about client's positive testimony. 

I am triggered and it piqued my curiosity. Because of Mineral Botanica Acne Serum doesn't work really that well, I decide to buy Acne Oil by Shoppasoap. The texture is kind of thick and it smell reminds me of herbal scent. I put it on the acne area before I sleep. I don't recommend to use it on daylight because this acne oil doesn't absorb easily to the skin so it will be greasy. You don't want your make up be messy, do you?

And all my acnes are diminished and red spots are fading. It is not entirely vanished but it does work wel…

Mineral Botanica Acne Serum

Several years ago, I never heard the word 'serum'. I did not have any idea about it. But now I put serum in my skin regime. Since I am a big believer, I am sure that serum can treat my skin problems. Serum has smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin. And it delivers a very high concentration of active ingredients. So it is kinda magic in the teeny-tiny bottle!


There is a lot of serum in the market. I carefully choose them because most of their price are expensive. Then I chose Mineral Botanica Acne Serum, an indie nature friendly make up brand. First, I did research on it to find review how good is this product. Some people are impressed and got a good effect. Well, I decided to give it a try. The price is still affordable though, it is around Rp80.000.

I put Mineral Botanica Acne Serum after I double cleanse my face, right before I put moisturizer, in every morning (because vitamin C works best in daylight!). I like the texture, it is light, not sticky and i…