WW: Fearless Girl NYC

This is a long overdue post about me and the Fearless Girl of New York City.

Have you heard of it?
The Fearless Girl of New York?
So what's the story, girl?

Cheers from me and the fearless girl of NYC

Right in front of the Charging Bull of New York, stand this awesome Fearless Girl.
Standing a kimbo with determination on her face, Fearless Girl, a bronze statue made by Kristen Visbal, is originally made to send the message regarding gender diversity and equality in work place. Well, she is commissioned by State Street Global Advisors via McCann in New York and installed in Bowling Green in the Financial District in Manhattan, where you have NY Stock Exchange and many important trading companies as well as financial institutions. Hopefully this statue will be a constant reminder that women can be strong and brave to do similar works done by men. Noting that the financial world is dominated by men, I think this strong signal is so appropriate!

I love to see the figure and the characters depicted in this statue.
This girl is strong, brave, and so ready to face the world.
Look at her chin and determined eyes! 
Up in the air, yet not turning her as a boastful nor belligerent one.
She's just brave, fearless.
Love it!
Fearless Girl NYC
Fearless girl

By the time I visited this girl, back in July 2018, she was still standing tall (although she is only 50 inches or 130 cm tall) in front of the Charging Bull, another landmark we have near the area. I heard that she is now relocated to New York Stock Exchange in November 2018. When I visited NYC last October, she was still standing at the same spot. Well, I need to go back to NYC again and check it out, I guess :).

And if you want to see the Charging Bull, check out this photo as well. 
Will be back with his story some other time.

Charging Bull NYC
He looks so fierce!

Charging Bull NYC
The Charging Bull and me :)

So, what do you thin about the Fearless Girl and the Charging Bull?
Do you like them?
Which one do you prefer?

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Review of Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Milky Emulsion

Introducing Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Milky Emulsion

Who wants to have healthy, glowing skin?
I bet all of us want it.
Some might want it badly, like me!

I have been an avid lover of skin care products, particularly those which are safe, skin-friendly and show effective results. After series of treatment that I have to go through for my breast cancer, particularly  the chemotherapy, I have been suffering from super dry skin and hyperpigmentation, which resulted in dark spots on my face. As my oncologist informed me previously, this is part of the side effects of chemo as well as the medicine I took in order to make sure that cancer does not return to my system. It doesn't look that bad bad but it's still sad to see them spreading over my cheeks and forehead.

Aku memang pecinta skin care, apalagi semenjak menjalani kemoterapi di tahnu 2014 dan 2015. Meskipun aku tidak pernah memiliki kulit mulus sejak muda #emangudahtuamba tapi aku perhatikan kulitku benar-benar menderita sejak kemo. Kulit wajah terutama, yang bukan hanya kering dan terkelupas namun juga penuh dengan bintik hitam. Dokter oncologist aku memang sudah mengingatkan bahwa dampak dan efek samping dari kemoterapi memang banyak, termasuk hiperpegmentasi di kulit wajah. Ini yang sering membuatku sedih kalau melihat kulit wajah dari dekat. But, hey.. we can always find something to work on it.

So, with that in mind, I have tried to look for products that can help me address this issues.
It is not always that easy to find one though.
Some are too strong for me as it has alcohol in it or the active ingredients are simple unsuitable for my type of skin. Some are good but extremely expensive. Some are just simply a big No-No.

But then, of all the products I have tried, I fall in love with this one from Estee Lauder!
Introducing Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Milky Emulsion.

Estee Lauder has long been known as one of the leading companies with visionary ambition and believe that every woman is  beautiful. Established in 1946, the company continues to provide beauty products which help women across the globe express their beauty and confidence. Another thing I love about this brand is its commitment and endless support to the campaign of breast cancer, along with special attention on  sustainability, citizenship and employee well-being.

Well now, here's my review of Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Milky Emulsion.

Name of the product:
Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Milky Emulsion

Here's what it claims

This milky emulsion claims to be 'a powerful brightening facial emulsion' , which help us get brighter and clearer face. The milky texture is absorbed fast and refreshing. It also contains natural elements which boosts the daily cycle of our skin. It also prevents and reduces dark spots and discolouration (just like what I need!) and thus makes skin smoother, clearer and have translucent complexion. Moreover, it protects skin from harmful damages which mostly take place during the day and maximise the power of the night cycle to revitalize the skin. It is also dermatologist and ophthalmologist - tested and most importantly, non - acnegenic and will not clog pores. 

One of the main reasons why I try this is because it focuses on the dark spots and discolouration. Those are two pressing  issues  I have with regards to my face. 

Besides, this product is created for and tested on Asian skin in Asia.

Seperti yang saya baca di kotak produk ini, bintik-bintik hitam di kilit wajah pada dasarnya diakibatkan oleh berbagai partikel jelek dan merusak yang terakumulasi di kilit wajah pada siang harı dan terbentuk menjadi bintik hitam saat malam harı. Karen itu, Estee Lauder, dengan teknologi terbarunya memanfaatkan siklus alami kulit untuk melakukan regenerasi dengan menggunakan formula yang lembut namun efektif dari bahan-bahan alami. Hasilnya, kulit akan lebih cerah, sehat dan translucent. Plus produk ini memang diciptakan untuk kulit Asia dan dites di kulit wajah Asia juga.

Price: USD 110,-

Aku belum tau persis berapa harganya untuk produk ini di Indonesia.


I love the simple, yet chic and elegant packaging. The color of the bottle is pearly white with touch of silver at the edge.  The logo of Crescent White is silvery circle. It has smooth triangle form with cap and Estée Lauder seal on the cap for new product.
What I have is the 3.4 oz or 100 ml so it's quite big.

The packaging
Where to buy:
You can definitely buy it directly at esteelauder.com or through leading stores such as Sephora and Macy's. I personally bought it Macy's New York City.
Saya sempet lihat produk ini ditawarkan di toko online Indonesia tapi lupa apakah ready stock or out of stock.

How to use:

Pour adequate amount of the emulsion, pump it as needed. 
Remember, it's tick and rich so 2 pumps are enough for me. 
Apply it over your face and smooth it using your fingers.
I love doing a little massage while applying it.

It is suggested to use it day and night.


In love with its milky texture
I have to say that as the name suggested, the product is milky and rich.
I feel the skin instantly moisturised once I apply it on my face.
It is fast absorbing but, depending on your skin type, it may take a while to be fully absorbed. In my case, I usually wait for 10 - 15 minutes to ensure that the whole emulsion is well absorbed before applying other products such as serum or moisturiser. 

I have been using this product for the last 3 months, using approximately using more than half of the 100ml bottle. Too bad I am not always that diligent to use it AM and PM but I always use it in the morning. And yes, I do notice the development! My skin is brighter and healthier, plus some of the dark spots are reduced, although not completely gone. Well, I am being realistic and as long as the skin is healthy, I will continue. 

No filter .. My healthier skin now, using only the milky emulsion...too bad I forgot to take the 'before' photo :). You still see the dark spots here and there..
The only notes I have here is that the emulsion is quite thick and in the warm temperatures of Indonesia, even in the morning, it can be a bit sticky and hot. I make sure I do it in an air-conditioned room. Moreover, it's quite pricey, apalagi jika kita rajin menggunakan di pagi dan malam hari menjelang tidur, agar efektifitas full cycle yang ditawarkan produk ini 

So, all in all, I love this product!
I am already repurchasing my 2nd bottle and will stick to it for a while before I try others.

So, will you try the same product as well?
Tell me what you think.



Wonderful Wednesday with My Purple World, Oh My Heartsie Girls and Friends

Mutun Beach, Lampung
May 2019 be as bright as the clear blue sky!

How's January treating you so far?
We have been fully enjoying our days in the office and school as well.

It was a bit tough to go back to your routine after such a long break but hey, the new year has started and let's make sure we make the most of it!

Bo et Obi got their report cards already.
It was a mixed one but we're glad that they have been enjoying their days at school, the extras as well as their friends. We keep talking to the kids to ensure that we don't miss anything important from their life. We think that living just the 4 of us makes us even closer and more open. Oh, and we added one more cat, so now we have three Persians at home, namely Kiki, Plum and Cemong :).

For sure, we all pretty much enjoyed the long holiday we have in Lampung.
It was packed with a lot of family gatherings, culinary trips, and being-a-tourist-at-home mode indeed. It was fun!
Take a look at this video my hubby prepared with his DJI Phantom drone while we spent the last day of 2018 at Mutun Beach, Bandar Lampung.

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