One Day at Menard Seibu Grand Indonesia..

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So now im going to write a report about Ladies Day Out with Female Daily,
In MENARD counter Seibu on October 4, 2014 (I hope you are familiar with Female Daily because i mention them a few times on my blog, and i join their events here and here ).
On the event
Just 3 days before the event,
I got a phone call from Mrs. Niya,  from Female Daily
Asking if i wanna join their event with Menard,
The event will be held in Seibu beauty lounge (just beside Menard counter), Grand Indonesia at 1-2 pm

She explained that there will be a facial and face mask treatment during the event!
She said, the facial process wont be harsh, because the are no hurtful facial process like removing your blackheads or pimples.
Its veeeerrryy exciting!

Why should i say NO?
Honestly, i never tried anything from Menard,
But i heard so many good review about this skincare line....
So there will be no answer other than YES!!

The Event

For the beginning step, Mrs. Niya tell me to check my skin condition,
So they can decide which mask i must use during the facial treatment..
Ms. Maria (Menard Total Beauty Advisor) checking my skin condition with skin scope and explain everything i need to know about my skin....

It turns out that my skin's age is older than my usual age...
Im 26, but my skin's age is 27 -_-
Okay..  that's not good!
I dont need any additional age!
Ms. Maria and I, wearing the matching Black-Red ensembles for that day...

You can see the result...

My conclusion about the result:
1. Skin Texture
My skin texture is not good :( I want my skin texture to be as good as my skin suppleness. They say, the only way to fix this condition is just to exfoliate at least once per week and doing facial massage everyday.

2. Skin Suppleness
Im not sure about how my skin suppleness score is the highest among all. But i think its because i drink a LOT of water everyday, and i do the Micro Essence (Estee Lauder) - First Essence (Beyond) - Moisturizer (Laneige) - Sunblock (The Face Shop) that day. Again, thanks to FD members and articles..They teach me how to take a good care of my skin.. (But i must fix my skin texture and moisture).

3. Skin Moisture
You know, even i do the 4 steps on my face everyday and i never feel if it's dry, (sometimes, i even feel my face is a bit sticky) my skin moisture is still in bad condition! Yeah i still dont understand this,, But they suggest me to add lotion on my skincare regime. I've tried their lotion product, and i feel the texture is almost similar to my Micro Essence. It's a liquid with a bit of moisture on it.
Maybe when i ran out of Micro Essence, i can try their lotion, since i have never tried anything from their skincare line... ;)

4. Melanin Condition
If you've met me in real life, you will notice that i have a lot of freckles on my face. My mom, my aunties, my grandma from my mother's side have it. I think i can blame my genetic factor, on this case.. And i cant change it, but i can do something to prevent it. I never go out of my house without sunblock, and i use my SPF 50++ sunblock everyday. And someday (maybe) i will do the laser treatment to remove all my freckles!
Go Go away frecklesss!!!

5. Photo Aging Danger Zone
This is what makes me down the most! This is very BAD you know :'((((
I dont know how to prevent it, i already use my SPF 50 ++ everyday.. but i remember now, my working desk is my enemy, because im sitting RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW! okay.. that's bad!
And this is the explanation of why my future pigmentation is very bad! (Future pigmentation is freckles that not yet shown but someday, it will! if i don't protecting my skin from UV )

Ms. Maria suggest me to use the whitening mask on my facial treatment that day. I must say im a bit shock and sad knowing how bad my melanin condition is..

After the skin check, i'm waiting my turn to do the treatment on beauty lounge. While im waiting, i eat yummy snacks and hot tea (Thank you Female Daily and Menard!) to lift my mood a bit!

On the event, i met a beautiful make up artist that has soo many make up tutorial video on Female Daily website and youtube channel. Yes, she is Mrs. Maharani Nila ! here is the picture:
If you are active in Female Daily, im sure you are familiar with her face :) I must say her face reminds me of Karenina, one of my favorite professional model.. And plus, she is so humble and i can talk anything with her, even i just met her once, only on that event..

MENARD Counter

Before i get my facial treatment, i went to Menard counter, and taking photos of their skin care and make up products, and also.... the hidden facial room!
Their counter is dominated with black and white, and its right behind the beauty lounge, so it won't be hard to find it.
So, here is the pictures :)

a. Skincare Department 

4 skincare range by Menard

Beautiful monochrome counter
On the first counter picture, we can see how Menard divide their skincare line in 4, there are :

"Skin care for beauty that reaches deep inside
Unlock the beauty of your skin with the luxurious texture, graceful fragrance, and MENARD's unique blend of ingredients developed from Brown and Black Reishi mushrooms, prized in Asia since ancient times.
This is skin care that keeps you youthful and beautiful year after year."

conclusion : this is a skincare with anti-aging concern, don't get it wrong, we must use anti aging creams since in our younger age, because if we start to use it on our 40 or even 50, the products wont work as great as we are still in younger age,
"Beautiful skin is your destiny
For women who want to keep loving what they see in the mirror, no matter their age.
It is specifically designed to restore moisture and firmness that the years and ultraviolet rays have sapped away"

conclusion : this range is similar to embellir, this is also skincare for anti aging concern, only, they also have a firming and moisturizing advantage. On the brochure, Embelir and saranari are in the same section.. 

"Skin with the luster of flowers in bloom
The Selenicereus is a mysterious flower, brimming with life and blooming splendidly and briefly. Ingredients extracted from this blossom have moisture-retaining power, giving a smooth, moist texture to skin exposed to dryness and ultraviolet rays"

conclusion : Menard BA suggest me to use their tsukika lotion for dry skin to moist my skin before i use essence, and cream. (This lotion texture is similar to Micro Essence Estee Lauder). I can see this is their basic skincare line, that put concern on suppleness, moisturizing, and fixing our skin condition from damage of uv rays and pollution).


"Rich texture serum that provides the skin moisture and suppleness.
It will spread smoothly on the skin, and it has a fresh floral bouquet scent.
It almost melts as it soaks into the skin."

Conclusion : As a read the articles about collagen, collagen is very important to make our skin spared from this horrible condition :
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Hooded eyelids
  • Turkey neck
Based on what i read, we need collagen to keep our skin in healthy, young, and firm condition, and guess what, this is what we all need !

b. Make Up Department

I saw Stella Lee using menard cosmetic after she got a facial treatment in Japan in one of her article, and now i got a chance to try it myself. Wanna try this too? just visit their counter in Seibu Grand Indonesia.
Meanwhile, what you can enjoy now is just the pictures, here it is...

Its the beauty lounge right behind this make up rack

Their make up range

Where is the facial room readers? can you spot it? ;)

You should be knowing where the facial room is..
Can you spot where the facial room is?
Yeess... its right behind the counter!You can see shoes and sandals infront of the facial room, because we must take off our shoes before we enter.


Readers.. this is the facial room, The place behind their counter.
And this room is not small at all! i thought the facial room will be smaller but hey! just look at the pictures. The small room apparently bigger than i thought.

Beside this, right in front of the door is a changing room (i didnt take a photo of it). Their changing room is similar like department changing room with the cream curtain as a partition. Different with their monochrome theme counter, this facial room use creme, purple, and ivory color to make a cozy ambiance.

Seeing this room and the beautiful purple color makes me wanna do the treatment again.. I will take my mom here, im sure she will like their treatment as well! And i know she needs it :)

Okay readers..
Lets move to the 'main menu' of this article, it is the....

Facial Treatment

First, the beautician will ask us which masks Ms. Maria (Menard Beauty Total Advisor) recommended to us (based on the skin condition checking)? and for me, because i have a bad pigmentation on my skin, (remember that big window in front of my face on my working desk and my genetic skin condition?), Ms. Maria suggest me to use their whitening mask.And after that, they will ask us to change our clothes with their 'tube dress' and take off our necklace and earrings.

And now, im ready to start the treatment..

a. Cleansing
First the Beautician will steam our face, to open our pores, so our skin will be ready to be cleansed, and to remove all the dirts beneath (the steamer is standing beside the bed, you can see it on the first picture of the facial room).

They use menard cleansing milk and toner that smells like a fresh rose and massaging our face a bit. I must tell you, this cleansing process is also very relaxing!

b Massage
There are 2 type of massage on this treatment,  first is the facial massage, and followed with decollette massage..

Facial massage :
This process is very relaxing.. and this is probably my favorite part on this treatment. The beautician start to massage my cheeks and lips area, and followed by massage on my chin, nose, and forehead area. I learn a few simple facial massaging technique from the beautician. I still remember a few technique and practicing on my face every night.

Decollete massage :
The beautician massaging my shoulders area (like the creambath process) to my neck area using decollete technique. 

c. Wipping off
After finish the whole massaging process, the beautician remove the wipping massage cream using warm towel, and they did this process gently.

d. Herbmask (Scrubbing)
The beautician removing my dead skin cells using a cream that has a soft beads (scrub), and applied it with soft and rounded movement technique. After this process is done, they removing my dead skin cells using a yellow sponge to cleanse all the scrub cream residue. After this process, we can see our dead skin cells on the yellow sponge (yuck).

e. Pack Facial
On this process, the mask pack will be applied on our skin. The mask feel cold and refreshing, because they keep their masks in refrigerator. My whitening mask color is white (i will describing more about their masks choice later) and let it touch our skin for 10 mins ( more or less).

f. Beauness and Cooling
After the mask pack removed from our skin, the beautician will spray Beauness S on our skin, and finished this step by applying cold towel to shrink our pores, after the whole facial massage process.
Beauness S spray used to refresh our skin and anti-bacterial shield on our skin.

g. Finishing Care
To close all the process, the beautician will patting the moisturizing lotion (using cottonpads) and moisturizer to keep our skin moisturized.

I did this whole process for less than one hour because this is just an introduction program, but if next time i do it full, the whole process will take total 90 minutes. (I will, trust me i will back to Menard with my mom)

I must say this whole process are very relaxing and a very good stress releaser (and get a great skin as a main advantage) i suggest you to go to their counter and give it a try. They treat your skin gently and you will enjoy EVERY.SINGLE.PROCESS trust me... :)

If you are interest to try this, here is the mask variants:

Colax Care Pack (Pink):
Collagen mask that can makes our skin supple, firm, and soft (remember the used of collagen for our skin?) it contains with energy up collagen, soluble collagen, and seaweed extract

Whitening Pack (White):
Clearly this is to make our skin lighter, and also to reduce our skin from photo aging risk, (reduce all that freckless on my face). It contains with vitamin c and Shirakami yeast extract.

Double Vita Pack (Yellow) :
This is used to promote your blood circulation and metabolism to reduce your skin color discoloration, make it firm, and soft.  

Moist Pool Pack (Blue) :
This mask is perfect for dry skin, because it will add moist on your skin. It contains squalene, trehalose, and seawater mineral.

Clean Pack (Black) :
This black mask is used to remove oil and dirt on your skin (reduce that blackheads on our nose and etc), this mask is contain activated charcoal, sage water, and soapberry extract.

Beaunesscare pack (Green):
To fix the skin texture, and pimples caused by environment around us, and also hormonal change (i guess it will calming our PMS pimples?). It contains spa essence, beauness essence (remember their beauness spray on the beauness and cooling process?), and seaweed extract.

Menard Beauty Method

Based on Menard site, there are a few steps or method we must do every day, there are :
1. Cleansing
2. Washing
3. Facilitate Turn Over (MASSAGING, lotion, emulsion, cream)

(please open the link above to see the full explanation and videos) 
Based on what i read and my beautician that day, i realize that Menard 'forced' us to do the  facial massage everyday. Because it will promotes the blood circulation on our face, reduce wrinkles and sagging risks, and also remove the bad toxin in our skin.

I dont know massaging could bring such a big different on our skin, do you know about this before readers? If yes, why dont you tell me? LOL


Readers, i can say, every beauty event i attend, leads me to know about beauty tips and method better and better. This is the example, i already got new things on Beyond Beauty Event with Grazia Indonesia and Beyond. From that event i also learn we must taking care of our skin gently. And on this event, i learn how to do the simple massage that i could do everyday at home... :) 

I found Asian skincare routine steps is longer than West. I love the way Asian layering their skincare together with different function. Toner- Lotion-Essence/Serum-Cream, they have a different purposes on our skin, and we must do it one by one, after they absorb on our skin.

So lets do this steps together ladies, doing facial massage routine is not as hard as we thought. You can find massage technique on youtube or you can googling it, and then, add this as your skincare routine everyday. 

Female Daily

Thank you Female Daily for inviting me to this event, i never regret i join this site on 2012 as a member for i get lot of  information about skincare, make up,and fashion. I also can attend their events (they always have different kind of event every month!). If you want to be like us, why don't you join Female Daily forum as a member?

I always looking for a lot of review before i buy make up and skincare, i just don't wanna regret what i buy after. Looking a review for make up, skin care, and lots of information are easier to get on this site trust me..

Well, that's all for today readers,
Thank you for reading my blog today
I hope you find anything useful for you today :)

Menard available at Seibu Grand Indonesia, and Sogo Central Park (G Floor)
Open at 10am until 8 pm
Facial appointment on 021 367 267 37 ;) i know you want to experiencing their facial treatment too readers... ;)

With Love,


  1. Awesome post! I liked your style and presentation. Thank you Theresia


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