July 10, 2010

Quick Hello from Indonesia!

Hi hi hi! This will be a quick update from me here back in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia... I went to one of the many shopping malls today, and this one is called Tunjungan Plaza.
Note: I couldn't take many photos but I managed to snapped some quickly with my iphone.

And I went to one of the stores, called Matahari - which is equivalent to David Jones, Myer, Macy's, Tangs - not in size, just to give you an idea what kind of store it is... and I spotted...

Yeap!! NYX, Make Up Forever, Model Co next to each other! Right across it was a large counter of Estee Lauder, and there were also a large counter of L'Oreal, Revlon, and Maybelline. Huh? Maybelline, L'Oreal, NYX? I guess they don't know that these brands aren't exactly "department stores brands"... Hahaha... Can't blame them.

And on the other side, there were OPI, VOV, Missha and a Japanese brand called Opera...

And an interesting thing I found out today was that Make Up Forever will be opening its own boutique in Tunjungan Plaza!! Oh my!! MUFE is not even available in Australia!!

Now I got a little annoyed that there were no prices on any of the products, so I was like pretty much asking "how much is this? how bout this? how about this? that?" =_=" and what I could find out:

I'll also try and convert them... AUD$1 is roughly Rp.8000 at the moment.
AUD$1 = USD$0.8747 as of this moment

NYX Round Lipsticks - Rp. 60,000 - AUD$7.50
NYX New Square Lipstick - Rp. 125,000 - AUD$15.60
MUFE HD Foundation - Rp. 435,000 - AUD$54.40
MUFE HD Makeup Base - Rp. 350,000 - AUD$43.75
MUFE Concealer Palette - Rp. 375,000 - AUD$46.90
MUFE Matte Base - Rp. 495,000 - AUD$61.85
MUFE UV Primer with SPF50 - Rp. 325,000 - AUD$40.60
MUFE Loose Powder - Rp. 295,000 - AUD$36.85
ModelCo Face Base (Silicon-based one) - Rp. 275,000 - AUD$34.35
ModelCo Miracle Veil (Green one) - Rp. 495,000 - AUD$61.85
VOV Lip & Eye Makeup Remover - Rp. 106,000 - AUD$13.25
Missha The Style Lip & Eye Makeup Remover (like the one I normally use in Australia) - Rp. 85,000 - this is approximately AUD$10.60

Alrighttttyyyy, don't forget to check out my twitter: cendanak, as I do updates there from time to time (with photos straight from my iphone!)

Goodnight everyoneeeee!!!

Much love~

PS: Wow, my skin has completely turned 360... Remember just recently I was saying how dehydrated my skin was? Now that I am here in this tropical humid weather... I've changed back to being a greaseball!! But you know something funny? After having such dehydrated and difficult skin to work with, I'd rather have this greaseball... hahaha... We all need variety in our lives, don't we... Too much of one thing isn't nice... so at the moment, I'm just happily working with my much oilier skin and much more supple and hydrated skin.Teeheehee...

PS 2: MAC In the Groove!!! What a massive collection, right!!?!??!? MAC isn't even available here ... -_- I hope it's there at Duty Free when I'm coming back... and hope the things I want aren't sold out... They are: Jazzed, All Styled Up, Hang Loose Mineralized Blush and Stereo Rose MSF.

What are you eyeing from this collection?? How are you all doing?? =)

And be patient... I'm so so sorry, I'm so overdue to do my first giveaway, but I will do that when I get back to Australia!!


Kristie @ naturalNchicmakeup.blogspot.com said...

Hope you're having lots of fun in Indonesia. I've never seen NYX in a mall before..LOL. That's awesome. Hopefully you'll be able to pick up some MAC items at duty free.

Fifi said...

I giggled a little when you said something about NYX not being a department store brand. Trust me, in Indonesia, IT IS!! Hahaha. I love this country nevertheless.

Surabaya is such a perfect place to do major shopping. The malls are freaking huge, I could definitely spend day and night there. It's so different than malls in Jogja, we don't even have NYX or MAC. But we do have MUFE, so that's nice. :)