Travel Diary #3: Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp, Southeast Lombok

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

March has been such an eventful and great month - I've landed my first job (hurray!!!), had the honour of being a bridesmaid for the first time at my best friend's wedding in Jakarta and not to mention traveling for the last time as a fresh graduate before work started.

 The first stop for Pierre and I was at Southeast Lombok where we both had the privilege to stay in a traditional Pantai Beruga aka hut for the first time courtesy of Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp. The journey to get there was quite a tiresome one though - we arrived there only after about an hour and a half of bumpy car ride from Lombok's airport! But on hindsight, it was completely worth it because Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp also known as the "The Soul of Beloam" is easily one of the few untouched places in the world. The lush greenery and private powdery white sand beach right at our doorstep were everything we needed to wind down and enjoy our holiday.

Jeeva Beloam's Clubhouse

All Pantai Berugas situated deep in a 55-hectare nature forest preserve

The Reception area... loving the rustic decor!

The way to our hut from the clubhouse!

By then, we couldn't wait to step into our very own Pantai Beruga!

AND FINALLY! Home for the next 3 days :)

The view from our porch; facing the Timor Sea.

Time for a dip at our private beach - wearing a baroque printed Etam bikini set

Day 2:

Woke up to a spectacular view and the sound of waves crashing

The main dining area where all our meals were served (all-inclusive)

My favourite Koko Krunch cereal, fresh watermelon juice and toast - the first few dishes of our hearty breakfast

The way to the beach for our kayaking and snorkeling activities!

Headed to Pink Beach for a romantic sunset picnic

Returned to our cosy Pantai Beruga :)

Day 3:

Taking in the last bit of Jeeva Beloam, didn't want to leave this place ):

Easily the best destination we've travelled so far; Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp occupies one of the most spectacular natural settings in Lombok. It was such an unforgettable unique beachfront camping experience, living in a traditional hut that reflected the architectural traditions and cultural diversity of Indonesia. Definitely top on my recommendation list for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle.

Thanks a million Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp.


Hairloom Glam Girl Workshop

Friday, 13 March 2015

Hey there beauties!

Hair styled by Reno from Hairloom
Make-up by Larry Yeo
Black Sparkly Jumpsuit from Warehouse
Metallic Pouch from Warehouse
Necklace from Club Monaco
Lace-up Snakeskin Heels from Zara

The look you see above is the end result of last Friday's hair and make-up workshop by Hairloom x Glam Palm.

That black jumpsuit is from Warehouse, which I very deliberately wore as I was curious to see how different hair & makeup could change a versatile monochromatic look from day to night.

True enough, with celeb make-up artist Larry Yeo and Hairloom stylist Reno Tan's stroke of genius, my entire look was dressed up and then down in a matter of two hours.

Larry used only YSL make-up products

Talking about make-up, it was like an 'aha!' moment for me when Larry touched on the topic of bold lips: I never believed I could pull off bold lippies because I always felt it drew extra attention to my lips but Larry totally changed that when he demonstrated how to achieve a chic yet glam look by pairing a minimal eye look with a YSL pink lip. Hooray for me!

When it came to hairstyles, Reno was totally in sync with Larry in the way he did a show-and-tell on how to use the Glam Palm to create different hairdos - both casual and formal. Each time, Reno's hairstyles would complement Larry's makevers (and vice versa), showing us how to dress up or down any outfit you have on.

Reno used only Redken products

TADAAA! Ready for a night out!

As an aside, I've never used a styling iron before.  (Well, except for the one time I tried and ended up burning the side of my ear. Needless to say, that completely put me off holding anything hot near my head.) So when Reno first introduced Glam Palm, I have to admit I was skeptical and hesitant. But I think I'm a convert now as it's great the way Glam Palm lets you straighten or curl your hair whichever way you want - and really effortlessly. No burnt ears so far so that's a great sign. Plus it heats up in less than 5 minutes which is great when you're running late - which I assume is quite frequently anyway.

I now have a Glam Palm myself and have also managed to convince 3 of my friends to buy one each so there you go, take my word for it! :)

Of course, I hope the 16 of you who received exclusive invites to this Hairloom show-and-tell enjoyed yourselves thoroughly and made use of Larry & Reno's expertise to gather the beauty tips you've always wanted to gather.

Notice Grace's (left) and Stephanie's (right) hair...

Spot the difference? That's the magic of the Glam Palm ;)

Group photo with the Hairloom team <3

And as for me, the biggest hair & makeup tips to incorporate into my own beauty regime are...

#01. Always pair a bold lip with a natural eye look.

#02. Heat protecting products are a must before styling your hair. I now use Redken's Heat Protectant Spray.

#03. Don't let lipstick samples go to waste next time! Try layering a few lipstick colours together and you might be pleasantly surprised (I recently tried layering a purple lipstick sample with red and pink lipstick shades and ended up loving the end result!)

Good luck with bold lips and Glam Palm-ing your hair, ladies! 

A big thank you to all sponsors Hairloom, Glam Palm, YSL, Redken, F3 Singapore/Warehouse and Female Magazine.

 Photos by Hairloom and Ace Chia



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