Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Lip balm is one of my must-have items. I'm guilty for not having enough water throughout the day so my lips are always dry. I hate having dry lips because I love lipsticks and guess what's my fave lipstick finish? Matte. I love matte lipsticks. But matte lipstick and dry lips combo are the worst so I'm always on the hunt for best lip balm to help me moisturize my lips. Here are the balms that I'm currently using.

Smith's Rosebud Salve
Bought this because I've heard many great reviews about this balm. It looks pink but goes on translucent on the lips. I have to say I'm agree with good reviews I found because it makes my lips hydrated for hours. Not whole day, but long hours. I love the product but I hate the packaging. It comes in a tin and I need to dip my finger to get the product. Some people concerned about the amount of bacteria but for me that's not the case. I hate it because I have long nails and the balm will stuck under my nails. 
You just need a bit of the balm, otherwise you'll be left with greasy lips. Anyway, actually this is a multi-tasking balm, you can use it anywhere on your body that needs moisture. Get Smith's Rosebud Salve here

Cherry Culture Watermelon Lip Balm
Smells nice! I love the scent, but the lip balm itself is a bit too oily for my liking. I can't put my lipstick on right after I use the balm. I have to wait a few mins and then blot the remaining balm away. It helps to hydrate but I don't use it often because of the greasy feeling it leaves. Get Cherry Culture Watermelon Lip Balm here

EOS Honeydew Honeysuckle Smooth Sphere Lip Balm
Despite the fame, I find this funny-looking lip balm doesn't do anything for my lips. Yes, it's cute and smells nice but I don't find it hydrates my lips. Maybe it's for someone who just wanna maintain the moisture on their lips instead of intense moisture? It doesn't leave any disturbing layer on the lips though, so you can use your lipstick right after the balm. Get EOS Honeydew Honeysuckle Smooth Sphere Lip Balm here.

The Body Shop Strawberry Born Lippy
Got this from my aunt. I don't really like it.. because of the pot packaging (same reason with Rosebud Salve I stated above) and it feels sticky on the lips. It smells nice and gives a little wash of color to my lips but I don't like the stickiness and it feels like it leaves a film layer on top of my lips so I rarely use it. Get The Body Shop Strawberry Born Lippy here

Maybelline Smoothing Cherry Baby Lips
My go-to lip balm! I actually got this lip balm from my sister, she doesn't like the scent so she gave it to me. The scent is a bit strong but it doesn't stay forever on the lips. The lip balm itself is kinda hard, not as mushy as Cherry Culture's, but I still can feel the product on my lips. It's not too oily but it helps to moisturize, I need to reapply a few times in a day but it's not a big problem for me. The moisturizing effect is not as long as the Smith's but it's decent. It feels comfortable on the lips and I can use lipstick right after I use this balm. Get Maybelline Smoothing Cherry Baby Lips here.

Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm
I think this is the tube version of Rosebud Salve but in different scent haha. I like this one better than the one in tin because it's more convenient. Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm has slanted tip with a little hole so I just need to squeeze the tube a bit and slather the product to my lips. I always use this balm after I brush my teeth because I believe the foam from my toothpaste dries my lips like crazy. Get Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm here.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014


I don't really use any kind of pants in my daily outfits. I use skinny jeans most of the time because they're so easy to mix but lately I feel kinda adventurous (in bottoms department lol) so I decided to buy these wide leg pants from Cotton Ink. This is my first attempt to use the pants. Paired them with loose t-shirt and oxford shoes to get a simple and relaxed look. Added some bracelets to spice things up a bit. What do you think? 
Anyway, I loveeee this t-shirt to death. I think I'm gonna purchase more of this in every color available ;D

Details: Mango t-shirt, Cotton Ink wide-leg pants, unbranded oxford shoes
#nowplaying Maps by Maroon5

Saturday, 19 July 2014


My first ever YSL lipstick yayyyy! Mainly bought this because of the packaging hehe and also I'm curious about the color since many people said that this is a dupe for the super famous Rouge Pur Couture 52 Rosy Coral. I don't know if it's really a dupe or not because I don't have Rosy Coral and I don't think I'm going to buy that one because I rarely use very bright lipstick. Besides, Rosy Coral is very hard to find these days haha. Rose Neillia is also hard to find.. I bought mine online from a Facebook online store since Jakarta's counters have no Rose Neillia nor Rosy Coral in hand.
I think Rose Neillia is very bright and have the neon quality that Rosy Coral have. The formula is very creamy and soft. This is not the easiest lipstick to use because it's very pigmented and kinda slippery so I have to be very careful when I apply it. It has a slight sheen when worn, I blot it because I prefer matte lips, especially with bright colors like this. I've used this once so I'm not gonna blab too much here ;P 
Soooo, what's your recent beauty purchase? Let me know! :)

Friday, 4 July 2014


Are you someone who take notes regularly? I often forget things and I really need to write things down but I don't because I'm lazy. Sigh. Not good. So when India Circus offered me some things from their website, I immediately picked this cute notebook. I guess with a cute notebook I'll be able to defeat my laziness hehe. Maybe not many of you know that one of my favorite color is pink so it was an easy pick. I also picked this blank greeting cards because I think they will be handy when I need to say something in gifts. They're blank so I can use them for any occasion (well except funerals..)

If you haven't heard of India Circus before, it's basically an online shop based in India that sells many kind of things from cards to rugs, umbrellas to wall arts, almost every decorative things for your home and your creative lifestyle. Everything in the website has India touch to them, a bit colorful but still sophisticated and pulled together.

The notebook feels nice and sturdy but the plastic overlay (?) is a bit imperfect on the back side. Bad batch maybe? But aside from that, I enjoy this notebook. My sis likes it too. She's like, "Hey, what's that?? So cuteeee!!" 
Too bad this particular notebook is not available on the site anymore, but you can see some other designs that are equally pretty. This one with taxis on the cover looks cute, too! It kinda reminds me of Kate Spade.. 

The greeting card pack comes in two colors, lime-white and orange-pink. The inside is a blank white page that you can personalize yourselves. I'm gonna write greetings for every gift I wrap since now hehehe. The paper feels nice and thick, the print on the cards are also nice. The only downside of this greeting card is they don't come with envelopes. I like the lime-white combination a lot, not that I don't like the other one, I just like the lime-white one better :) Anyway, the orange-pink ones remind me of Caroline Robianto ;) 
Again, too bad this card pack is already not available on India Circus' website but YOU NEED TO SEE THIS ONE. Super pretty, don't you think?? 

*Disclaimer: I received these items as a gift that I picked myself. All opinions stated are honest and purely mine.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Just a few hours ago Etude House posted an Instagram picture of what I think a new skincare line. I've never really tried Etude's skincare line before, I've only tried their random little sachet samples but never the full range. 
When I saw the photo above, I'm intrigued because I know Baobab is also known as The Tree of Life but I don't know what advantages Baobab can give to the skin. After a little research, I know that Baobab fruit contains high level of vitamin C and antioxidant so it's nice for skin's health. 
I really want to try this range.. 53% of Baobab water sounds promising, the products look refreshing, and not to mention the cute packaging. Who am I kidding, it's Etude, it must be cute haha. Can't wait for the launch date! 

Sunday, 29 June 2014


Last week (June 21st), Vanela, the personality/modelling school I attended held an event at Central Park Mall. I was assigned as a model hehe. I walked together with a girl that acts as my daughter because dress I was wearing was a mom-and-daughter kinda outfit. She's a shy girl if I can say so myself, I just met her that day lol. Instant mom and daughter pair. I was a bit scared for the walk. Not because there were a lot of people there but because my "daughter" is so shy and walks really slowly (I don't know if it's because she's shy in front of a lot of people or because she's just a little girl so she walks normally in that pace). I'm afraid once she sees her real mother she'll run away from me ahahahaha! Despite the fact that I look at her a lot when I walk, I can say my first catwalk experience is very enjoyable :D

Hello daughter!! *dia ga mau foto sama guweeeeh T_T*

The clothes above are all by Soure. There are also clothes by Coconut Island, Qbysy, Little Dhy, and Rashberry. Beside assigned as model for Soure, I was also assigned as fashion stylist for Coconut Island. I was assigned because Kak Wendy (Vanela's teacher) knows that I wanna be a stylist and I need experience. Thank you so much for the opportunity, Ko Wen, if you're reading this!!

It's very tiring but I really enjoy working for events like this (as crew, as stylist, as anything lol) and can't wait for the next events!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


Beside shoes, I also love glasses and sunglasses. I love quirky and trendy sunglasses, the ones my mom doesn't understand hahaha. I don't wear them often but I like to buy them. I don't have too much, though, because every time I wanna buy new glasses I'd automatically think of my glasses at home, sitting doing nothing and rarely used lol. I buy cute glasses purely just for my happiness because I don't really wear them. While sunglasses are more usable for me because I can wear them when I'm driving or when I'm travelling. Although I have to admit I don't always use sunglasses when I'm driving. I only use them when I feel the sun's too bright. Eh, and if you like to take selfie and too lazy to put eye makeup, you can just pop your sunglasses on and you're selfie-ready :D :D 

Newest member of the family. Bought them just a few days ago at Topman Kota Kasablanka because they're on sale. Originally they were also for my brother but apparently my brother's head size is way above average so these are a bit too small for him. I guess it means they're mine lol. They're on sale for under IDR150,000.

If you know Alexander Wang cat eye sunglasses on his early days, you must recognize this pair immediately. These are not Wang's, Wang's are too expensive for me. I bought these from a fellow Female Daily member for IDR60,000.

I might not look like one but I'm a Hello Kitty fan. So when these kitty glasses were available on Gowigasa, I bought them right away. And if you can tell, there's no lenses on the glasses which means they're perfect for photo shoots because there'll be no light flashing back from the lens :p 

..I also bought the soft pink one hehehe

Simple big black sunglasses can do no wrong, and this pair looks super cool too! Bought these from Gowigasa for around IDR120,000 but I might be wrong.. The quality is very nice, the frame feels sturdy and thick. 

I have another one with leopard frame too! Hahaha. Gowigasa sent me wrong sunglasses twice when I ordered the black glasses above, so they gave me this one as an apologize gift. 

These ones are from Cheap Monday. I think the items from Cheap Monday aren't cheap.. I wonder why they named the company 'cheap' when the items are not cheap. Well whatever. I bought the sunglasses from Urban Outfitters when they're having a sale. These are $10, but I bought them through local online shop so I have to pay IDR150,000 which I think is still affordable for Cheap Monday.

These are Ray-ban Clubmaster knockoff. I bought them a long long time ago.. More than 4 years ago I think. Bought them from a little shop around South Jakarta area. I forgot the name of the store as well as the price hehe. Blame Robert Pattinson for wearing this particular style and looking super handsome.

Freebie from Gogirl! Magazine a few years ago. They scream holiday so much! A lil bit too small for my face but I think it's not a big problem :D 

I saw too many bloggers who wear round sunglasses and I thought I need one too lol. Bought this one from a facebook shop which I already forgot the name.. They cost more or less IDR60,000. I feel like the bridge of these sunglasses is very wide so it doesn't emphasize my big nose hahaha.

Bought these glasses because I think they resemble Harry Potter's glasses hehehe I love love love Harry Potter series, both the book and the movie. I love Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton FTW!) the most :D who's your fave Harry Potter character? Anyway I bought the glasses from Kelontong Sihir.. Totally forgot the price. 

A present from my uni girls! They know my sunglasses style so well eh? Hahaha I almost bought these myself when I saw them but I didn't because they're just so quirky (in a good way) and I'm not sure if I can ever use them in real life.. And they bought them for my birthday pressie! Wohooo!! You can't really see with the smiley layer down. These glasses are a bit heavy so I don't use them when I'm driving too because I can't be bothered to fix my sunglasses once every 10mins when I'm driving. Although these don't have many functions, I still love them hehehe

Last pair! Bought them at the super famous weekend market, Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok. They're very cheap, more or less IDR30,000. But the quality is not that great too. The frame feels flimsy. They look like my Cheap Monday sunglasses above. I bought these just because I forgot to bring my sunglasses to the market while it was scorching hot that day. 

So yeah I think that's all of my glasses and sunglasses.. And looking at my glasses storage, I still have a room or two for another pair hehe I'm eyeing on this pair and this pair from Zalora

Which one is your favorite? Do you have particular sunglasses style that you like? Do share! :D