Bali Vacation (Part 1 – W Seminyak)

A couple months ago, my husband and I had a fantastic and relaxing time in Seminyak, Bali. Usually, I like packing my schedule very full and make sure I’m not wasting my time during travel. However, for this trip, our goal is to just relax, relax… and relax. So here we are! I’d like to share with you our 5 days trip plan in Bali! 😀

Below is the schedule plan I made. In this blog post, I’ll focus on our excellent hotel experience.


The hotel we stayed at was W Seminyak. Guys, if you are planning a trip to Bali, you MUST consider W Seminyak. This is a wonderful place for vacation. W’s care to their customers is outstanding and you’d feel so well treated, private and secured! Staying at W you would not need to worry about random visitors even come close to your room at all. Their friendly staff and professional services will make sure you feel very at ease. Everything is great quality, the room, the food, the service, the facilities. This is my first time staying at W Seminyak and it will not be my last.

The room we had is the Marvelous Suite (127 M2). It was incredibly spacious with a very large long rectangular living room, large bedroom and a large bathroom and large balcony that oversees the W resort and the ocean. Room cleaning service is the same like W Koh Samui, they’d come two times a day. Their next level is the WOW Suite and the Extreme WOW Suite, and if you travel with a group of friends, they also have an array of villas for your choosing. Villas has no bird’s eye view but you’d get your own private pool. Full room list:

Facility wise, other than the pool area and the restaurants, there are the gym, spa, oxygen bar, fuel bar, health bar, some shopping stores with very pretty beachwear. (I can’t take pictures of the spa area but it’s pretty nice.) Everything you’d need you can find within the hotel.

If you been to W Koh Samui, you may wonder if W Seminyak would be like W Koh Samui, offering unlimited water, soda, and snacks at the SWEET BAR. No, the SWEET BAR here is different, they offer towel when you are laying at the pool area during the day. But in the room, you’d have bottles of complimentary water, replenished everyday or anytime. So if you don’t want to go out and buy water from the local convenient store across the street, you don’t need to. Just remember to tip the hotel guys for appreciation. 🙂

W Seminyak Restaurant – FIRE

There are 3 major places to dine in W Seminyak — Starfish Bloo, Fire and Woo bar, each with a very unique personality. Our first night dinner was at the FIRE, and we ordered the 7-course tasting meal. Each course is of small portion but you’d be very full at the end. If you’re not feeling up for a full course meal, they have other options as well. And, before you order, the waiter would come by each table introducing the type of beef they have for the day in case if anyone is interested in ordering steaks.

The food is very delicious and the plate decor also pleases the eyes. They have names for all dishes.

Here’s a pic of the menu. You can see how it’s very reasonably priced!!


We made a small mistake by choosing the outside seating without applying bug spray before we came down. Luckily all the W restaurants offer customers the hotel’s bug spray. Yet if I could choose the seating again I’d prefer to indoor. The interior decor is very pretty.  

By the end of the meal, the chef came to greet us. I forgot to take a picture with him but luckily we met him again during the daytime on our 3rd day there when we were having breakfast at the same place.

W Seminyak Restaurant – STARFISH BLOO

We had breakfast at Starfish Bloo for 2 days and 1 day at FIRE. You can choose your room with or without breakfast but I’d definitely recommend you choose the breakfast package. W Seminyak breakfast is very delicious with amazing variety and plenty of warm dishes, freshly made omelets, salads, fruits, and pastry!

W Seminyak Restaurant – WOO BAR

Woo Bar is perfect for night time inside the hotel. There’s relaxing music, the sound of waves, comfortable seats, drinks and delicious food They also offer blankets of you feel a bit chilly. The only thing you’d need to be aware of is the mosquitoes. W offers its own natural herb mix of bug spray if you need it. I didn’t bring mine so I asked to use theirs. I still got bites… :-p So, remember to bring your own EFFECTIVE bug spray.  

*Coming soon: Post on other Seminyak restaurants, sightseeing, and watersports.*

CLARINS Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask

This post is on a product line that had been around for a while, but this product is so powerful I just have to talk about it. Probably because of weather change (or aging?), my skin feels a bit dull and dry regardless that I’ve been sleeping 8 hrs a day recently. Lots of skincare products I felt fine using before started to weaken. I dug around and found an unfinished small tube of Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask from CLARINS. This was given to me as a gift from purchasing the original big tube a while back from the store, and in my memory, it worked like magic.

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Treat Your face with Quality Ingredients – Nok Yong Pack by History of Whoo

I had been a big fan of History of Whoo for a couple years. This is a cosmetic brand under LG Corp. In Korea’s skincare and cosmetics world, History of Whoo is more of a higher-end product with a slightly higher price point. I’ve tried several of their products and liked them. Their skincare doesn’t give me any skin irritation and always left my skin nourished with a very natural scent. Their makeup products contain natural nourishing ingredients that are based on the ancient Chinese medicine. Never had I have any skin issues with their products.

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CAUDALIE is in sale 20%-50%, ends 5/2

My favorite brand of face mist – Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir (100ml/30ml) are selling at US 39.20 / US14.40 (original price at US 49 & 18)! It spreads so evenly on skin without smearing makeup but leaving hydration and a wonderful natural scent that totally refreshed your senses!

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Color Swatches: BUXOM Freezes Over 15 Mini Lips Color Collection 

My first experience with BUXOM came from a few years ago when I was searching for lip plumper products. BUXOM is super because it offers a wide range of colors and they all came with the plumping effect! The gloss (I’d call them gloss here in general) is super long lasting with an acceptable minty taste and tingling sensation. The formula gives me a very natural lip plumping effect, so I’m super excited when they came out the 15 pcs of mini set at Sephora.

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My Experience with Forencos Song Joong Ki 7 Days Mask 

Hello, everyone! This is mask week! This week I want to talk about a Korean brand — the FORENCOS Song Joong Ki 7 Days Mask! I’ve been putting this off for so long mainly because….I couldn’t have the heart to open the package with Song Joong-Ki oba looking right at cha!! :3

When the mask first came out I thought it was meant for guys. Then on a closer look, I realized it’s meant for girls! Song Joong-Ki is very popular K-star in Asia these days, and it is very hard not to want to bring these home! It also masks that cover a whole week’s need, so I thought, why not give it a try? 🙂

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How I Cleared My Acne – Tips & Products for a Clear Skin 

Growing up, the biggest skin problem I had was acne. None of my family members ever had any acne issues, so I don’t know what’s going on with me. Even though my acne was never severe, it was obvious enough to be noticed and made my teenage years very self-conscious.

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PAT MCGRATH SKIN FETISH 003 is stunningly beautiful! I saw this product in one makeup Youtuber’s video and I fell in love with it immediately. The product is always out-of-stock. After waiting for it to restock, I’ve finally got my 2 sets!

Each package comes with 1 Shine Stick (balm + highlighter), a fine 003 pigment pack, and a Buffer brush. A set costs US$72 (tax not included), which may seem costly if you think of the set as 1 product, but if you really think of it, it is 3 quality products for just US$72.  Continue reading “PAT MCGRATH SKIN FETISH 003 DREAMING OF GLITTERS”


This is my first time trying out PETERTHOMASROTH’s NEUROLIQUID VOLUFILL™ YOUTH SERUM, and I’m so happy that I did. I picked this one up from Sephora at their last VIP sale because I was looking for some anti-aging products and this one was on sale so I thought, why not! It was sort of a blind buy because I didn’t even spend much time reading the ingredient list and product descriptions at purchase. Although I’ve heard lots of good things about the brand before, I was still a bit nervous. Continue reading “{LOVE IT!} PETERTHOMASROTH NEUROLIQUID VOLUFILL™ YOUTH SERUM”