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Scrubs from Bibik

My helper is back for a week or so now. Life’s never been better. No longer need to look for own dinner if I go home late – or do laundry doing the weekends. Dinner is amusing because I get to hear her rant while watching TV in her room across the dining hall, “Iklan syampu ini tipu sih! Bibik pakei rambut rontok juga!”

She brought back three jars of lulur (scrubs) from Indonesia from me, knowing my love for them.

The story goes back years ago — about eight years or so. She had just returned to work after spending two weeks at home in Indonesia, presented me a jar of Indonesian lulur and advised me to use it regularly, “Biar kulit bersih.” I’ve had experience with scrubs before -— well, I tried some of my mom’s in high school (without actual consent) but have never gotten into the habit of scrubbing regularly until much later.

Maybe it’s part of being Indonesian (for they seem to have a knack for ‘kecantikan’), or maybe she’d seen so many of her previous high-maintenance female employers — Ibu and a number of Madams — who did a huge deal of scrubbing and lotion-applying with pleasant results, that she advocated I do the same. Since my skin gets dry and is prone to ingrown hair, I better!

Come to think of it, when she sees that my face in a mess, she’d be the one to question:

“Bila kamu terakhir pergi ke salon muka?!”

So anyway, she came home with three jars of lulur. This specific lulur from Shinzu’i is made of safe ingredients, I read somewhere online. By experience, it’s results are on par with what I’m using now. Price wise, it’s so much more affordable — which means I can scrub more often without feeling guilty!

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    Sarah M.
    January 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    let us know if you find this in KL 🙂

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      miasuraya
      January 10, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      See comment above 😀

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    DoubleH
    January 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Eh this thing available in Malaysia lah, I use the same scrub too. It’s very moisturising and affordable. Available at Tesco, about RM10 per jar.

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      miasuraya
      January 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      Awesome, thank you! My Bibik was saying I should look at it at Indonesian beauty shops – seems like I don’t need to 🙂

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        Wawan
        January 13, 2013 at 11:57 PM

        Yup! I just bought it at Carrefour it cost Rm9 ^^

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    rayyan haries Aaron Davis
    January 11, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Maybe I need this – all these traveling and backpacking is taking toll on my skin. After a of non-stop traveling, I realized my skin is a shed or two darker then early 2012.. yeah am a man, but skin is like so important now! 😛

    hahhaa…

    http://www.thebigsmallboy.com/

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      miasuraya
      January 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      LOL good luck and have fun scrubbing 😉

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    tierafatinah
    January 13, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    ooh nice that you blogged about this. was wondering what type of lulur bibik brought when you tweeted about it weeks ago. I imagined the kinds you can only get in indonesia,, but glad to know it’s this one instead! You motivate me to scrub more 😀

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      miasuraya
      January 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      Awesome. But scrub only twice a week, my wax parlor tells me. Once you’ve scrubbed the dead cells off, scrubbing too much may cause sensitive skin 🙂

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