Monday, February 18, 2019

[STAYCATION] HOLIDAY INN JAKARTA - Hotel Review



It’s pretty amazing when you can combine your passion with your work. Who agree? As a youtuber and blogger, I enjoy every phase of this journey. That doesn’t mean that I have achieved everything on the lists, but at least I have been in the middle of the journey. Be grateful with what you’re working on, yet don’t ever feel enough that you always want to achieve more, right?
Anyway, talking about how I enjoy living my passion, one of the things that I enjoy is staycation. And this time, through this blog, I’m gonna share my first staycation in Jakarta, that is a staycation in Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Pluit Citygate, a three-star hotel in North Jakarta.
Let’s just jump to the review session :D

THE BEDROOM
The first time I bumped to the bedroom I feel it’s the type of a hotel bedroom that I like. It’s clean, everything is neat and the design is quite minimalist. Anyway, I love their floor-to-ceiling window! There aren’t many 3-star hotels that offer this kind of window, right? Anyway, the bellboy is quite responsive too! As soon as I request something, they would come in around 5 minutes.

THE BATHROOM
The bathroom is quite simple, actually. The toiletries are also standard but there is a sign that says “You can always have more (of toiletries) that caught my attention. I mean, they offer us to ask for more if we need it. Doesn’t that sound like a nice offering? Anyway there is a flexible hanger that also caught my attention. You can hang your clothes while taking a shower there.

THE BREAKFAST
The breakfast main menu is quite ok; it was a standard breakfast but with good quality. I mean they all taste nice. The fried rice, fried noodle, chicken, dory, and etc taste good.
However, the side menu is not standard. They have very good croissants! And also, they have other kind of side menu, for example bread pudding (although it was served lukewarm, which made it tastes not that nice, in my opinion), and also some breads, and cereals. The cereals aren’t just koko krunch or cornflakes, there are various types of it which made us curious to try one by one.
Who are coffee lovers here? You might love it that they have a grinding machine! It’s quite rare, a 3-star hotel usually will just provide you with instant coffee.

FACILITIES
They have a gym room that is well-maintained, I can see how everything is neat and clean. And I love the lighting as the sunlight can enter the room too. The equipment is quite complete for a work out during a stay, like there are some dumbbells, treadmills, and others.
Across the gym is a laundry room. I was quite shocked that they have coin laundry machines. That would ease the hotel occupants, right? And also, they have steam iron! I never tried it before until my husband and I tried to browse about it and we managed to do it, in the end!

ACCESS TO THE MALL
If you don’t know yet, Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Pluit Citygate is actually located inside Emporium Pluit Mall, so, of course, we can directly access the mall. It took 2 kind of elevators but it’s quite easy, approximately 10 minutes to walk to the mall. And by the way, they also have a partnership with the restaurants in the mall, so you can just order their foods and the waiter would just come to the hotel, to deliver your food. In short, it’s quite easy to get the food you want as Emporium Pluit Mall is quite a complete mall
Anyway, that’s all the review of Holiday In Express Jakarta Pluit Citygate. I hope it could be a nice info for you who are looking for a hotel to stay in Jakarta. Don’t forget to watch the video on my Youtube Channel! Thank you for reading! See you on the next blog! 



- Amelita Yonathan -

Saturday, January 19, 2019

[BEAUTY] BRUNBRUN Heated Eyelash Curler


”Everyone is born different”. We’ve heard that a lot and yet, we still complain so much. But as I grew up, I started to realize that if there is just one type of color in this world, how boring that could be. So ya, just take differences as uniqueness, okay?
Something unique that I got is my eyelashes! It’s kind of going down and it’s not just that – it’s pretty hard for people, including me just to make it curled up; even the make-up artists. Even that those MUAs and I have tried some different curler brands, it still doesn’t work out.
Until I found this product, uhm and by the way this blog is purely not sponsored. I bought the product myself.
Here it is, the heated eyelash curler from Brun Brun Paris.

THE PRODUCT

Even though maybe we are a little bit worried about the heat – perhaps wondering If it could harm our eyes or not, the heat is actually very safe as it feels just warm, not hot at all. You can feel it by putting your finger there, even after some seconds, it won’t hurt at all. The heated clamp part is also coated with silicone material, which is a very good isolator, as the reason that the heat doesn’t feel too hot.
That’s why, it is very safe as eyelashes are very near to the eyes. But, if you wear contact lens, I recommend you to use this before you wear your contact lens because as I experienced myself, the eyes would feel very dry if you wear contact lens first.

It uses 2 AAA batteries.





BEFORE

Let’s take a look to my eyelashes condition before using the heated eyelash curler.




AFTER
And taa-daa! You can see it curled up perfectly now (no mascara at all). Even it may seem just an ordinary things to some people, it is not for me. This is the newest, one of the greatest findings in my life! Haha.

Anyway, that’s all for today's blog. Thanks for bearing up with me. I hope you enjoy! See ya later! ;)


- Amelita Yonathan -

Saturday, January 5, 2019

[BEAUTY] NARUKO Skin Care Review


Hey everyone! Since it's still early January, I just wanna say "Happy New Year!” May you take this year seriously, to look after progress by progress till you find the better you in each day! xoxo.
Anyway, if you know that my skin is quite dry and sensitive (acne prone at the same time; which is acne-prone skin usually comes with oily skin), of course it is hard for me to find the skin care which is safe for my skin.
Let me introduce you to the brand created by a famous Taiwan Beauty Guru; called Niu Er. The brand name is NARUKO.


So I got this skin care from them (they just gave me theirs without demanding anything from me) and after I have tried for some weeks, I decided to write a blog about it even that they don’t ask. But.. why?
Let’s go straight to the review of each product.

1. NARUKO - Rose & Botanic HA (Aqua Cubic Foaming Wash EX)
I love the texture of it. This is not so foamy and this is hydrating a lot. It helps my dry skin not to lose its moisture, as my skin doesn't go well with foamy type of facial wash. About the smell, I honestly don’t really like the smell of rose, but that’s quite okay as the rose scent isn’t that strong.
About the packaging, the material is a good quality one and the lid is tight, so it doesn’t leak (why I am mentioning this is because I’ve met one big brand that I used to use it everyday but the lid is not tight until it always leaks and it is quite annoying :”))

2. NARUKO - Rose & Botanic HA (Aqua Cubic Night Jelly EX)
This is AWESOME! The night jelly has a very light texture (compared to how other brands’ night creams) and it absorbs so quickly to the skin. It also doesn’t leaves any sticky feeling and it feels so fresh to the skin. Would give this 100/100 but no, maybe it would just be 99/100 cause the scent is not my favorite one (it’s Rose, the same with the foaming wash), but again, that’s just my personal preference, cause scent is something personal, right?

3. NARUKO - Rose & Botanic HA (Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask EX)
Comes up with protective plastic, it feels hygienic when applying it. Anyway, I don’t expect I would love it that much. It may seem excessive, but really, I was really shocked that the texture of the sheet is so soft (I cannot describe how soft it is, but it is really soft), and the material makes it look so tidy on your skin, I just really love it.
Btw, the texture of the liquid is also different. It is so quick to absorb and also not sticky as it contains much water and that is why it is really hydrating.

So ya, I think that’s all for today’s review. Thank you so much for reading. See you next time! (:

- Amelita Yonathan -