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I have this weakness of trying new face cleansers. I think this year alone, I have tried like 2 or 3 brands. But too bad, the last one I used made my skin really dry and since then, I’ve been using my daughter’s baby soap to clean my face. It was okay at first but after a few weeks, my skin got oilier and I started to get pimples! Since I don’t use too much make up (only moisturizer, sunblock and powder), I never bothered to use make-up remover, but I guess baby soap doesn’t really clean thoroughly. 

I was contemplating to try another fave cleanser when I came across Cetaphil. I got interested in their soap and fragrance free properties. Since my skin wasn’t in the ideal condition, I figure that this type of gentle cleanser is suitable for my condition. 

The moisturizing effect was visible after the first use. Usually my face would feel so dry and tight after using face cleanser but after using Cetaphil Skin Cleanser, my skin felt moist, soft and supple. I deliberately didn’t use my night cream that night and when I woke up in the morning, I didn’t feel any dryness on my face at all. 
This is my 10th day of using it, the dry spots on my nose had subsided and my pimples are gone. I guess this one is a keeper. 

Have you tried Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser or their other products? You can check it out here on their website. Do share your Cetaphil Experience! 


Being extremely workaholic and busy, my sister and I decided to give our mom a spa package as mother’s day gift. We chose Harnn and Thann Arcadia Senayan because it’s just next to our office and it seemed credible when we visited there to purchase the voucher. We chose a 210 minutes package called Spa Indulgence, because we it was the most complete package and our mom could use some indulgence.

So we dropped her there last Wednesday, she made a 2 pm appointment. With my elementary kid math skill, I told her that if the treatment was gonna 210 minutes, I was gonna pick her up after 5.

Do you have any idea how my heart sunk when she texted me at 430ish, telling me to pick her up now because she just passed out?

So, the 210 minutes treatment basically ended at 430ish. Mum told me that she started feeling dizzy when they left her in the steam bath. She managed to crawl out, and fell down in front of the room. And guess what, approximately when she woke up 30 minutes later, she was still alone there and no one had found her. Imagine if she couldn’t get herself out.

After regaining her consciousness, she went back to the locker room, dressed up and asked to be picked, and guess what, she still didn’t see anyone until she went out to the reception area and found the masseuse already waiting at the cashier. :|

I’m just bummed that instead of getting her relaxation time, she got all of those things instead. We got yelled by dad also because of this. Well, I hope no one got any bad experience in Harnn and Thann, Senayan like my mum did. She told me that she ain’t going to spa anymore because of this.

What is the best way to start Monday morning other than wearing a new pair of shoes? It was the first day of school for a lot of children so I got a little festive too. I decided to wear the wedges I got from iwearup a few months ago. I purchased them to be worn on my friend’s wedding, but I was late in ordering and didn’t manage to get the shoes. So I haven’t found any chance to wear them. They are real head-turner. When it arrived in the office, all the girls here were crazy about them and they asked me where to purchase them.

It failed me horribly on my first day wearing them. :( During my one hour driving and one hour in the mall having lunch, it already failed me. I was too bummed to go to stop ‘n go, so I just wore it with the strap dangling and proceeded to the office. Here are the pictures.

the dangling strap

skin falling off

I really like their shoes but after this incident, I think it will take me some time before buying them again. :(