Live the Little Things: Ladies Day Out with My High School BFF

We were two teenagers who met at high school. Together we pushed through the highs and lows of high school life, went separate ways for over a decade, and somehow the universe decided to reunite us again in the town where we first shook our hands and asked each other’s name. My bestie, Vee, just came back from the United States for good. It’s been a month since she landed here and we’ve been hanging out almost every week. We live close to each other now – what a sweet coincidence.
 
Last week we went out to check out a spa place in Jakarta. Vee was dying to get a body scrub treatment done, which coincided with my month-long desire to get a full body massage (another sweet coincidence?). So both of us went, leaving our hubbies behind. Jokes! Our hubbies were busy that day. What was planned to be a spa date turned into a whole day of cafe-hopping, finished by a little shopping treat. It’s only proper if I call it Ladies Day, isn’t it?
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Bali is Paradise: Shinto Spa Ubud

When I visited Bali last December (see my previous Bali post here), I dragged my man to try a new spa in Ubud called Shinto Spa. I first discovered about this spa from an Indonesian magazine and as a spa lover for life I knew I had to go there.

Shinto Spa does not kid when it says it’s the best Japanese-themed spa in Bali. Although it has a higher price point compared to other local spas, their price justifies the kind of service that you receive. I’m a firm believer that cheaper price doesn’t always mean better deal – sometimes price speaks quality. First of all, the place is neat and clean – this is the standard that I always go for everytime I go to a spa. Second, they have trained masseuses and beauticians. I was already aware that this spa fell on a high-end category so I knew what I got myself into (big splurge).

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Bali is Paradise: Wapa di Ume Resort & Spa

When one thinks about Bali what most definitely first comes to mind is its gorgeous beaches. No wonder major Balinese cities like Seminyak, Kuta, and Nusa Dua never run out of tourists who wish to enjoy the wonderful scenery of Bali beaches. It’s almost a crime to not visit the beaches while you’re in Bali. Most of my past trips to Bali typically involved water sports activities – I never stayed too far from beach area. But last December, my man and I decided to spend four days in Ubud, a town located in the mountains – an hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Ubud isn’t as crowded as other places and it has a cooler weather, which is a huge plus for me as I couldn’t stand being in too much heat.

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Beauty Tips: 4-Step Cleansing Routine

I use make-up regularly. I love it and I always have fun doing it. For some people it’s a waste of time but for me it’s a little “me” time ritual that wakes me up in the morning. However…removing make-up is not as fun as applying it. If you think one cleanser is enough to take it all off your face, think again. Throughout the years I’ve tried various make-up cleansing products, all with the promise of removing makeup in one easy step. Heck no. I couldn’t even get it off after two cleansing process! So after years of experimenting, I came up with this 4-Step Cleansing regime that is effective in removing all traces of makeup.

Wait. Hold on. Whaaa?! Did I just say four? Yes indeed! I know it sounds too much but so far this method works the best for my skin. I have oily-combination skin and I occasionally get breakouts. After I started implementing this into my skincare regime, I noticed improvements in my skin and I don’t get breakouts as often (only during periods).

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Product Review: Kikki.K 2017 Weekly Diary

If you read my Singapore Shopping Trip post, then you know I have an immense obsession with my new planner. I’ve been a professional diary writer since I was 8 and I have some childhood and teenage diaries to prove that. As I get older though, I write diary less and less and instead, I found my new found fondness on planners (organizers, filofax, whatever you call it). Simply put, I have my life recorded in my planners.
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Friday Entertainment: Must Reads, Movies and More!

 

It’s time for some weekend treats!

Last week I wrote my first Friday Reads post, click here to see what it’s all about. I realized not everyone is as much of a bookworm as me so from now on I’ll do Friday Entertainment series instead! I will keep on posting books and readings recommendations but I’ll also include some other fun stuff for ya 🙂

So go get your favorite drink and check out these fellas…

 

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