Bits and Pieces from Japan

From Osaka to Kobe and Kobe to Kyoto. Here are some of the photos that I took while I was in Kobe. I did not stay long there. I went to see the Kobe harbour during the day, so it was not as interesting as it is during the night because of the night lights. Fortunately, I found 'Kiddy Land' store and it's filled with cute goods. There's even Rilakkuma store there!

I think Japan is the only country where you can still find many arcades and that are still crowded. Coming to an arcade here feels very nostalgic about my childhood. 

 I was wearing Tutti Frutti Oversized Sweater from Mossman and glasses that I bought in Japan.

Here is the view from my hotel room in Otsu.  Such beautiful scenery of Lake Biwa. Too bad my camera could not capture all the view. 

Another Sakura viewing in Kyoto! I could never get bored of seeing Sakura everywhere. 

I was wearing houndstooth sweater from The Editor's Market, Givenchy shoes, Céline nano bag, and skirts and beanie that I bought in Japan.

I went to Kinkaku Temple while I was in Kyoto. The other name of Kinkaku Temple is Temple of The Golden Pavillion and it is a three-story building on the grounds of Rakuon-ji temple complex. The top two stories of the pavillion are covered with pure gold leaf. 

Lastly, here is a picture of me in front of a Shinkansen train that I was about to take to Tokyo.


Universal Studio in Osaka, Japan

I went to Japan recently to see the famous Sakura cherry blossoms. The flowers are beautiful. There are around 100 types of Sakura in Japan, and the most common one is the white colored one that you can easily find in the streets or park. I went to Osaka first and luckily; the weather was nice, and I got to see the Sakura for the first time at Akashi Kaikyo National Park. Along with the photos of Sakura is my outfit photo that I wore on that day.

Tops - Monki // Skirt - Shinsaibashi in Osaka // Shoes - Kenzo // Nano Bag - Céline

 Later on that day, I went to Universal Studio. I always love going to an amusement park because I love the happy, excitement vibe it gives. There are a lot of rides there, and some of them are new. However, the waiting time for each ride is about 150-200 mins so I did not get to try all of the rides. At the very least, I manage to take a lot of photos there so enjoy!

The new Harry Potter ride! I was really captivated with how they manage to build a big area  so that it resembles the places in Harry Potter's movies. Not to mention, Hogwarts too. You can take a tour into Hogwarts or ride a jet coaster in there. But before that, prepare yourself because the waiting time is around 3-4 hours! 

 Stay tuned for my next posts about this trip!



An outfit that I wore for Kiehl's grand opening ceremony last week (see my previous post). I was really excited to wear this sleeveless ponte jacket that I bought from Topshop. What I like about this jacket is that it makes a simple outfit look effortlessly chic! I wore a black t-shirt and skort to paired up with the jacket. However, I think that dark coloured crop tops or even long sleeve knit would look just as great. 

Jacket - Topshop // Skort - Pull & Bear // Hat - It's All About Eve // PS1 Bag - Proenza Schouler // Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell


Kiehl's Grand Opening Ceremony!

Last Friday I went to Kiehl's Grand Opening Ceremony at Galaxy Mall, Surabaya, Indonesia. The event was fun! The brand manager, Regina Widjaja, gave us a brief introduction about Kiehl's which started as Kiehl Pharmacy in 1851, New York. She, then, did the ribbon cutting ceremony accompanied by her co-worker, and now the store is officially open! Let's have a look, shall we?

One of the shop assistants explained that Kiehl's products are proudly made from natural ingredients, and that is why all of their products are fragrance-free. If there is any trace of scent, it comes from the essentials of the ingredients such as oil. 

Kiehl's products are not only produce skin care but also body and hair care as well. Their products are for both woman and men, and now they have started producing products for baby too!

In the store, customers can have a free consultation with the beauty assistant so that customers can get the right products and treatments for their skin type. 

There is also a section where all of the top 10 customer favourite products are being displayed. Here are the list:

1.  Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate
2. Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50
3. Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
4. Midnight Recovery Concentrate 30 mL
5. Derm Wrinkle Filler
6. Ultimate Thickening Shampoo
7. Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion
8. Ultra Facial Cream
9. Derm Solution Blemish Control Solution
10. Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream

I have not try all of the products yet, but the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 is really good. Even though it has SPF 50, it is not sticky at all when you wear it. Plus, it helps protect your skin against pigmentation irregularities and premature skin aging. Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 is a must have too! It helps to soothe dry lips, prevent lips from drying and, best of all, keep your lips glossy. Do not forget to try their vitamin C as well. It makes my skin looks brighter, fresher and smoother.

If you are having trouble in finding gifts for your loved ones, then rest assured because there is a 'Gifting Station' at Kiehl's store!

Last but not least, here are some photos of us! The model was dressed in Lady Liberty costume as a symbol of the brand that originates from New York City. Don't forget Dr. Skull as the icon of Kiehl's since it started as a pharmacy.

Me, Yovita Lesmana and Brigitta Monique.

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