Monday, 14 December 2015

Something Clear

Clear can be defined from our heart, and the honest of mind. Something clear isn't always have to be white. Blue also can be defined as clear. So, I picked my self-made batik pants to wear this time. It's really playful to pair white with the sky blue. It becomes a fresh look.





The detail:

I wore my favorite brocade top paired with my self-made long vest with slit and all in white, then paired with my (also self-made) batik pants in blue. To match with the pants, I wore my sky blue pashmina. I also combined with my sand wedges, it's from UP by Diana Rikasari (you need to check it, the collections are all cute!!). Not to forget to bring my transparent clear clutch with a white pouch in it, and the last touch, I added Katniss necklace from my brand, Confidential.



Assignments, presentations, are best friends for college student. It needs to refresh our mind to walk around and look for something joyful. Recently, I've visited Langgeng Art, Yogyakarta with friends. We have only just several times to visit this art museum but it was a good day to go out in a limited time.


This is Elin 

This one is Linda, she has come back from Philippines after taking an Exchange Program

And she is Novi


It's good to enjoy in this place, the place is quiet and peace. You can have a leisure time here, but unfortunately, there's no food and chips there, so it might be boring to stay for a long time. But still, it can be your next destination when you come to Yogyakarta, especially for those who likes arts and philosophy.

Ciao!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Birthday Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

Boys don't like the same thing like us, indeed they don't like cute things such as trinkets, or something too girly (of course, they aren't girls. LOL). But they might like surprises from us, because they will think we care enough to them, and always there to make them happy. Especially, when it comes to his birthday, it will be an annual moments of happiness that will always be remembered.
So, here I'm gonna show you a birthday gift ideas that you might want it to be gifted to your boyfriend. It was J's birthday on last 24th November, and I gifted him a little surprise that I sent to his friend's rental (because he's there and I'm here, and he doesn't have his own rental bcz he's studying at a military-based school, so ya..)
It's a crafted by me to surprise him, so let's take a look at my DIY stuffs I gifted to him.


That's the whole package. It's really simple because I know J doesn't really like something too much, he likes being simple. I made the box myself, with a cardboard, and I just simply wrapped it with a wrapping paper. I like to make a DIY, so I decided to make my own box for him.


And that is the inside. I made some quotation cards that contains of my own words to say Birthday to him. A card a word, and I put a hint at the back of each side with number of dots. So, he can arrange it to be a quote that is connected. So sad, I didn't capture it to show to you the backside, but the quotation cards were captured in above picture. I still have the file, so I'll show you the sample:


I also made card photos contain of birthday cake, flag banner decoration, foil balloon in J letter, and the main gift. It's better for you to use such kind of polaroid camera, because I don't have it so I decided to make it in square with a same size as the quotation cards.


And then.....about the final wrapping, I only added a cord then wrapped it around the box.


I also inserted two torn tiny papers contain of sentence to make it not look so plain. Hehe


Then, done! I hope it inspires you give a surprise for your boyfriend's birthday..
Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Prologue: Don't Be Regret, You'll Earn It Even Better

It's been a hiatus for 2 months, gee where have I been? I'm almost forget that I have a blog the one I shared with. Do you guys asking why I left this blog too long? It's been a hectic at my campus, and my social life. I've been enjoying this season, good things come to me. I didn't thought that life is this easy without my close friends. For a prologue, I'm studying in International Relations, and taking international class program (IPIREL). I love all the international things, and my friends, they are also cool!
It's good to be here. Many chances we can take, especially to go abroad, to see the foreigners, be friends with them. I really want to do that since a long time. But, once I tried to enroll it last semester, I was rejected, even two times, and my friends were accepted. They both now leave me, and go to their destined country to take an Exchange Program for a semester. I was really upset of myself that time..
I imagined how can I live my life at campus without them, my close friends, though many good friends here but still they are not that close to me. Anyway, my life seems happier without them. Oh no, no, I mean, I can still adapt with the others, enjoy many things here. Interact better, adapt better. Laugh, kidding. I never imagined that way since I was the one that hard to easily adapt with other, and tend to always be in my comfort zone, always be with my close friends.
But now I can stand alone. I can do anything I want without surrounded by my close friends. This time I think that I am getting better, resolving my number one problem: can't stand alone. I feel like no one can let me down. It's the one that motivate me, to be the person that is better. It's me, myself that changes me.
It's yourself who will change you. After that, you will find it easier, your life. You don't have to desperately regret on your failure. Just focus on how you can face a life differently, and just relax. That's what I've done. I've never look back to my failure, I was happy that my friends got that chance, and I'm just regret how I can't do the same. They are great. But it's not that I have to give up. I never stop trying instead. Then I promised myself to not focus on my regret, but just to enjoy my life better, and the problem unconsciously will be solved.
This season, I got that chance even easier. I still can't believe that I've done that. Remember the word that Allah always hears your prayers, when you failed, He will change it with the better one and I believe that. Alhamdulillah for this. I feel this time is my best moment of life that I can solve a little problem that comes to me. So, for you who don't belive you can do or you've failed doing a thing, just don't be regret. Try to focus on making yourself better in any sides, not to focus to chase the things you want. Because if you only focus on that things, you will never change yourself to be the better one. Then, you might failed again :)



Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Quick Review: Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence

As I promised in my g+, I will review my current favorite essence, and it's made in Korea, Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence, or just call it simply Secret Key STE. As many people know, it's a dupe of SK II FTE. Secret Key put the same idea as SK II FTE, but the difference is it's a way more more cheaper (of course it is). The other advantage, it's paraben-free and some other materials-free, so it's more safe to use.

It is used in the first before you put other skincare. But me, putting a toner first, hehe. This Secret Key STE is actually used as a toner, I just arrange double toner as my routine and it works better than only putting one toner.

It's my first time to use Korean product, and it was like...yeah good. But I don't think it's really amazing. I thought before that Korean skin care was like a miracle, they can erase all the problems of your skin. But, I think you still have to use it regularly, and always care to your skin's cleanliness.
Not to wait too long, so here it is.....it's my opinion after I'm using this product since last July.



Good:

  • It can deflate your acne soon after you compress it
  • It can tighten your pores a bit
  • After use it regularly, the small pimples you've ever experience will never appear again
  • It's not sticky
  • Fast to absorb

Bad:
  • It can't erase your acne scars
  • Your skin will be dull if you apply it too much droplets
  • It work slower if you apply other skin care before using this product

Overall, this product is good. I often experience small pimples in my face (which is easily disappear, but it remains scars in my face), but after using this product, day and night, that small pimples never come to my face again. One thing that I really like in this product is you can easily get your acnes deflated in only a day. You just need to compress you acne with cotton and add one or two drops of Secret Key STE before you sleep. It's not totally deflated. The next day, you'll see the remaining of the acne, and just compress it again, then done..It will be totally deflated, but the acne scars will remain there. But it's recommended for you who want to have acnes or small pimples problems.

If I could give a score for this product, I will give it:
3 out of 5

Monday, 24 August 2015

Golden Hour

I really like fashion since I was a kid, it was because of my mom loves clothes too. She likes to sew her own clothes since she was High School, and it then made me want to learn how to sew. So, it was a year I learned how to sew in my hometown, it haven't done yet since I have to wait until my holiday come.


Although my sewing class hasn't done yet, I've been sewing many clothes, in many different models and materials. I think, sewing is not that hard, you just gotta love it, and the idea will come to your mind. Since then, I never bought a clothes again, all I need is to buy materials, materials, and materials again. Psst..it doesn't mean I never bought anything else then, I still love to pick the best shoes and bags to bring home. Xixi.


That culotte also is not a new one, it's my aunt's that she gives to me because she's getting fatter. Haha. You see, it's not always needed much money to be looked stylish. To follow the trend also not that hard. I like to style by my own, but doesn't mean I become like hipster, stay away from the "in" thing.


It doesn't mean you have to follow the trend always and always, but no one says follow the trend is prohibited, yeah? Just how you manage it and still being your own on it. But if it's too hard to follow, then just don't follow it. Life is simple actually, if you think simple too.


So, about the background, it was a park in my High School, yups..How I miss this school, with all the good and bad memories. It's been about 3 years since I graduated and I haven't come here again, then when I went there I see lot things change. That's a life.

this is one of my besties since Junior High School, her name is Isna

Zahra, Nisa, Silvi, Me, and Isna

I came to my Senior High School with these people to celebrate its 57 years established. It was so much fun, so many old friends there that brings also old memories that should we never forget. Even thought, there's not always happy things happen, and you just have to remember that life is both about happy and sad, so keep breathing and chase dreams!!

Meet my pretty gals too, Gayuh and Seja

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Eid Fitr Outfit: Day 2

In the second day of Eid Fitr, I was wearing a casual outfit. I combined soft pink and light tosca to be one.



The tops I was wearing is sewed by myself, it's a batwing style and I added basic turtle neck long sleeves top for inner.


Basically in Eid Fitr, people will wear a dress or something more feminine/formal. But, why don't we try something new? We can also wear a casual style to attend the event in the Eid Fitr to meet your families, for example. And remember, you still have to wear a neat outfit if you will attend a 'halal bihalal' meeting. It's simply only being you, and you're confident with what you wear.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Life's hard? You've Gotta Through That, tho

It's been years since I was graduated from High School, the most beautiful part of life (most people say). It might be right, cause it was the time you'll never experience again, it's a different situation than the other time. Indeed. However, it's not always be as good as they say. I mean, life's not always be straight as you might see in your dream, and if it's dream, you gotta wake up, dude! It's not happening for a long time, though.
It's not that I've got bullied or something so sad. Haha. It's not that sad. It's just about how we face life with each different perspective in people's mind. Some people may always get lucky, surrounded by cool people, good life, much money, existence, and so on and so forth. That you may realize all they do is for something.....well, wait, for what? To get a sympathy? To be known as good people? To deserve all that things? Or to gain an imaging?
I really don't understand with people nowadays, especially, for people around me. They will do everything to get some "imaging" to other people to be "looked good" but basically not. It's kinda like force something they can't really do. It seems like, it makes me think, "it's not really you". People fake something to gain "something more", basically.
Indeed, people have each purposes in life, until you might find your friends come to you to get only benefits from you, not to be your "true" friend. It becomes sooo many people like this today. Well, I don't know why. Why could people change this fast? Somehow, people get this wrong, people now can easily fake it. You can pretend to be a good friend while actually you're not. And it happens to me. The word "best friends" is not that easy to determine. It's not like, we like same thing, or we came from same class, we often hang out together, then simply called as best friends.
Best friends are much more than that. For me, to be a best friend for your friends is hard. You gotta know your friends deeper, you got to be there if your friends need you, and it's not about you give, and they only take, It's not like zero sum game or something, but it's a give-give relation, because we need each other, and we gotta help each other. Not that easy, when we can easily forget that, never meet a long time, and we pretend to care. Best friends aren't that simple. It's not about pretending to be like.
So, is it wrong to stay away from friends that in fact they pretend to know us acting like good in front, while it's gossiping around behind? I think it's better to stay away, rather than to fake myself. It doesn't mean like we cut the relations as friend, we only need to keep the distance away and not too close. I mean, not pretending to close, while we are not. If you agree, you might get it right, but this post doesn't create to make a controversy. I'm just giving my opinion, you may have your own perspective anyway :)

Thanks for reading my post...

Monday, 27 July 2015

Eid Fitr Outfit: Day 1

Hello everyone! It's been a while, and I'm sorry if it's quite late to say Minal Aidin Walfaidin, and Happy Eid Mubarak! Well, better late than never, isn't? You may be asking where I've been since I seem inactive to post or to say happy Eid, yeah me was just sick and it forced me to stay in bed. Alright, so this post I'm gonna show you an updated outfit, I've worn in my Eid Fitr on las 17 July...aand here we go.....

This time, I picked monochrome as my theme, I paired Patterned Scarves in Black + White Lace Tops + White A-line Skirt + Basic Black Vest + Black Flats and then it's done! It turns out to be monochrome.


Well actually, I wished to had a white on white outfit in the first day of Eid, unfortunately because of the limit of time, I can't make it since I've decided to sew it my own. I mean, in this outfit, only the A-line Skirt. Hehe.


So, it should be a White Vest I worn that day. Actually, I planned my second White on White outfit by replacing White Vest with a White Pashmina, but I thought then, I still have a Black Vest and it could be a savior and it becomes a savior indeed, thought it has changed the theme.



Saturday, 11 July 2015

My Typical Summer Bedroom

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It's summer! How's your summer going? Need a perfect atmosphere? Summer is always awaited, and it becomes a perfect holiday for everyone. A hot weather in Summer will be enjoyed by many people. But, how you define your mood in a Summer? Or, are you gonna play Calvin Harris' Summer song on your iPod? Basically, your sleep will define your good day in a summer. It starts with your good sleep.

To start your day in a hot weather of Summer, good sleep is a crucial thing. So how do you prepare your good sleep? For me, to have a perfect summer bedroom can make your sleep really tight. It will make you relax as your room is your sweet sweet favorite place to release all the busy thing that you may face in that day. You may design your own as you want, as it's your place. and it's gonna be a therapy also to treat yourself. Here I'm gonna share some tips to start making a perfect summer bedroom, and as I love vintage, here I share the sample photos in modern-vintage style of bedroom.


Adding light color to your bedroom
Choose a cool and light color such as sky blue, mint green, white, and lavender. A cool color will absorb the hot atmosphere that is produced during the summer. It creates fresh and bright room. When you have these colors on your bedroom, you'll definitely have a tight sleep everyday during the summer.
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Adding plant(s) in your bedroom
Plants will add a 'fresh' and calming situation during the summer, and will make a good sleep. Trust me! :p
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Remove thick rugs
In winter, rugs is really needed to make it warm, but in summer of course this stuffs should be removed and saved to your storage. Don't forget also to minimize stuffs added to your room. In summer we need a light and much space to get more fresh air enter your room.
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Add light cover for your bed
It's the last and the most important thing. Your bed should be covered by a light and simple stuffs. Start from the duvet, top sheets, and the pillowcase. No need a colorful or patterned, the bed for summer is better to have a plain and light cover. You can choose any color you want, but the most important thing is the materials, it has to be soft, and slender. The best choice for purchasing all this bedding set you need in summer is at parachutehome.com. They provides high quality of materials, and for me, the egyptian cotton is perfect for summer. The colors aren't too much, and I prefer slate color to be added in my bedroom. Just go to this website to see more colors, and more materials. Psst, they're not only provide beddings for summer, but also for the cool weather.


So, those are my tips for making a bedroom in summer and to get your sleep better. Your day will be so fresh and ready  to enjoy the summer and holidays.