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Archipelago Diaries | 4 April 2020

Sensatia Botanicals Launches Facial Scrub and Facial Mask Collection

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Sensatia Botanicals Launches Facial Scrub and Facial Mask Collection

Sensatia Botanicals, Indonesia’s leading natural beauty care brand, introduces its latest addition to its already wide range of skincare products. The new facial scrub and mask collection presents refreshing weekly treatments with all-natural exfoliants and clay. Available in a wide range of formulas, these products are designed to buff away impurities and help improve specific skin conditions. 

The new line includes: ‘Cleopatra’s Rose Facial Scrub and Facial Mask’, for all skin types. contains argan seeds to gently exfoliate and shea butter for a moisture boost. Infused with the subtle aroma of rose damask and a touch of citrus. ‘Unscented Sensitive Facial Scrub and Facial Mask’, for sensitive and mature skin, a creamy facial scrub contains specks of apricot seeds that remove tired skin cells and impurities. ‘Coconut & Vanilla Facial Scrub and Wild Honey Facial Mask’, for dry skin, this gentle facial scrub is formulated with botanical extracts like aloe vera juice, walnut shell and cacao seed extract which helps buff away old skin cells and replenishes nutrients. ‘Green Tea & Tamarind Facial Scrub and Facial Mask’ for combination skin, a refreshing facial scrub contains walnut shell powder that helps buff away impurities, while antioxidant-rich lime and tamarind provide nourishment and protect against stressors. Finally, ‘Tea Tree & Lemon Facial Scrub and Facial Mask;’ for oily to acne-prone skin, a gentle, charcoal-enriched facial scrub helps draw out impurities and remove dead skin cells with tea tree oil that is known to fight acne and blemishes. 

Available around Indonesia as well as online:


Lift that Lash at Blow Bar Bali

Lift that Lash at Blow Bar Bali

One of Bali’s unique destinations that ingeniously blends two favourite spots, a bar and a salon, Blow Bar Bali brings you somewhere you can simultaneously sip on a martini as you get manicured, or enjoy a blow dry with some bubbles in hand!

Understanding that eyes are the window to the soul, Blow Bar Bali’s newest treatment is set to give your windows the perfect frame with a combination ‘Brow Perm and Lash Lift’ package. The brow perm, or brow lamination, uses the same chemical they use for a lash lift; a setting lotion will also be used to help your brows stay up, giving them a thick, bushy and plush look. As for your lashes, well, a quick lift at Blow Bar will have you batting them at your beau in no-time, inviting them to look deep into those sparkling eyes of yours wondering, “what is it about those eyes that make them look so good?” The Brow Perm & Lash Lift package is priced at IDR 400.000++, but you can book these treatments separately for only IDR 200.000++ (Brow Perm), and IDR 300.000++ (Lash Lift).

Blow Bar also offers hair treatments imported straight from Italy to care for sensitive scalp, thinning hair, dry or greasy dandruff, and to bring life to damaged locks – you’ll then get pampered to a relaxing back and head massage. To top it all off, there is champagne by the bottle and signature cocktails on offer. You’ll also love their ‘Beach Babe’ signature blow-style, a messy soft-wave look; or the quick ‘Refresh’, a 25-minute style ‘touch up’ if you’re not looking for drastic changes.

Blow Bar Bali

Jalan Oberoi 61, Seminyak
IG : @blowbarbali

The Garcia Ubud

Island-Inspired Boutique Resort, The Garcia Opens in Ubud

With the ever-growing popularity of Ubud, the rural fringes of Bali’s cultural capital have become all the more appealing. Lodtunduh, for example, a village found only minutes south of Ubud town’s border, remains a quiet and captivating area, where rice fields and tropical greenery continue to command the landscape.

Secluded within a verdurous landscape, The Garcia Ubud showcases a contemporary destination with elegant Balinese touches. Inspired by the island, the immaculately landscaped grounds, stylish decor and the warmth and sincerity of the service comes together to create a gracious stay for guests. The resort is home to a range of elegant accommodation, including deluxe rooms, suites, pool access suites, and one- to three-bedroom pool villas. This makes it a destination fit for anyone, from honeymooners to visiting families. Each accommodation enjoys verdant views,

The resort houses two unique dining destinations. The first is Ksuna Restaurant, an all-day-dining, farm-to-table restaurant. From its elevated vantage point, this al fresco eatery boasts sweeping views over the resort and its surrounding environment. The other is Camellie, an intimate fine dining restaurant open for dinner only. French-Japanese fusion cuisine will incorporate flavours of tea, inspired by Garcia Ubud’s founders, owners of organic local tea company Brew Me Tea. This theme extends into the Camellie Tea Bar, where creative tea-blended cocktails are served up. Finally, for those looking to really surrender themselves, the resort’s Alma Spa & Wellness offers an array of health and relaxation experiences.To stay active, yoga is also offered in the early mornings on a dedicated rooftop pavilion, where gentle stretches and breathing exercise take place as the sun rises over Bali. 

The Garcia Ubud

Jalan Raya Silungan, Lodtunduh, Ubud
T: +62 361 201 3779
E: [email protected]
IG: @thegarcia.ubud
FB: @thegarciaubud


Compact. Intimate. Welcoming. Titik Dua Opens in Ubud

Compact. Intimate. Welcoming. Titik Dua Opens in Ubud

Opening its doors in April 2020, Titik Dua enters the fold of hospitality as an independent boutique hotel that highlights Indonesian design, art and culture in the heart of Ubud. The hotel presents design-savvy globetrotters with a unique stay experience through its modern take on design, gastronomy, and deeply engaging workshops and talks on culture, innovation and wellness.

The hotel features 22 tailor-designed rooms, 6 multifunction spaces, a signature Coffee + Cocktail Bar and a restaurant with views overlooking the lush jungles of Ubud. The accommodations are classified into 18 comfortable rooms showcasing fine Indonesian craftsmanship. Titik Dua’s remarkable architecture is a collaboration between the hotel masterminds and award-winning Indonesian architect, Andra Matin, illustrious for his clean, sleek design, expertise in integrating indoors and outdoors, and infatuation for local materials. Adorned with a myriad of red bricks and angular lines, Andra Matin’s definitive masterpiece is the 300-meter aerial and open-air walkway that bridges the hotel building and street entrance, taking guests through a course of ramps with water features enclosed in landscaped gardens. The restaurant at Titik Dua serves Modern Asian delicacies, the restaurant takes inspiration from Ubud’s flourishing status as an international dining and wellness oasis. Perched on the hotel’s walkway, hidden behind what looks to be an ordinary mirror glass, is the plant-filled Coffee + Cocktails, a 24-seat café by day, offering artisan-quality pour-overs, cold brews and crafted espresso-based concoctions that transforms into an exciting speakeasy bar by night, featuring innovative craft cocktails with an indigenous approach.

Titik Dua

Jalan Cok Rai Pudah No. 48, Ubud
T: +62 361 975 139
E: [email protected]
IG: @titikduaubud
FB: @titikduaubud