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Neogen Bio-Peel & Real Fresh Foam Review: CLOZETTE

     In a world full of beauty blogger, I don't know why I'm not really interested in being one. I love watching all those makeup tutorials, learning the dos and don'ts of makeup, and reading product reviews before buying them. I'll do a product review too once in a while, but I think I'm just going to stick with fashion or lifestyle blogger title. If you've been my reader for a while, then you must notice that I'm a storyteller. I like to write about my life, my thoughts, or random miscellaneous things. I like to treat my blog as my online diary (believe it or not, I love to write diary since I was a kid. And had a lot of diary book filled with my ugly handwriting).
     A few days ago, NEOGEN had a collaboration with Clozette Indonesia and I got a chance to review some of their 'it' products. I don't usually take a beauty products review offer, but to be honest, I've been eyeing the Bio Peel for a while. I've never heard a bad review about it so I really wanted to buy and try the products. My skin is super sensitive and I've already had one bad experience of trying new skincare product that everyone says it's the best, but it didn't turn out well on my skin. I guess that is one of the reasons why I don't want to jump into beauty blogger world and reviewing a lot of products. I don't have that much money to go meet Dermatologist every time there is something wrong with my skin after trying some products. 


A Journey to Find Peace

Me and my jealousy. All my life I've always wanted to be someone else. I wanted to be my sister when I was 6. I still wanted to be my sister when I was 13. That's because she's so beautiful and I thought everyone loves her because of that. I wanted to be my best friend when I was in high school. Because she has so many friends out there and never was an introvert. She could easily make a conversation whereas I could only stand beside her, listening and faking a laugh at the jokes they made.
But here I am. Almost 23 and finally come to a realization that everyone is different and you can do nothing about it. That's just how the universe works.

A Quick Update from Me

"Can you really see if someone is good inside or not? How about me? Can you really feel the negative aura whenever you see me?"
     I've been going round and round asking each of my friends that same question. And most of them say no. Actually, they say that they never have seen me being a negative person. And I was amazed. Because dude are you blind? 
     Truth be told,  2017 has been very depressing to me. It's true that no one can be positive 24/7 but me? I'm a negative person 24/7. Overthinking by day leads to nightmares by night. I envy those who feel refreshed when they wake up in the morning because I don't even remember the last time I feel that way. It's always sadness and anger and sometimes, I woke up in tears with no memory about what was I dreamed about. 
     And recently, I also have been asking myself, "Girl, what lies are you composing too?" The life I always show on social media is inversely proportional to the actual reality. But I'm just a girl who believes in the power of FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. It's like my own special mantra. When you act positively, the universe will help to create a positive environment for you.
     But I also get tired of faking it. No matter how much I love social media (especially Instagram), sometimes I just need to lay low and disappear. Rebuilding myself, regaining my energy. Acting positive takes a lot of energy especially if my mind doesn't act the same way. This is not about me being a fake person. It's about me struggling with my own mind. It's about me believing that helping people means I'm helping myself.

Why Online Friends can be the Best Friends

I was in Jakarta last week. And that was a rare case because I kinda avoid that town because of how stressful it is being there. In fact, if it's not for J's birthday, I wouldn't make a decision to extend my stay. Packing my suitcase and follow my sister to go home was very tempting because I'm not used to be out of town on my own, surrounded by unfamiliar environments even though J is living there too. But he has to work all day and it's very likely that I was going to be all alone before he comes home at dawn, right?

So, blogger fellas, tell me, how long do you blog? Months? Years? No matter how long it is, I'm pretty sure that you know you're not alone in this industry. Chances are, you might already build some kind of relationship with other bloggers, whether you realize it or not. This is my most favorite thing I love about being a blogger. I get to meet a lot of new people and become friends with them thus I always have company wherever I go travel to. Someone to call, someone to meet, or even someone to show me around the city.

Atjilaynna and Rima Suwarjono are two of those amazing persons I meet through Instagram. they are quirky, passionate and easy to talk to. We are crazy about flamingo and other colorful things and it didn't need a lot of time to know that we're a match! In fact, it's been years since I knew them and I think they already know me better than my college friends. I finally had the chance to meet them last week in Jakarta and as you can predict, it felt like we're best friends for years.

Growing up can be one of the most stressful things in life. It all begins when you graduate from college. All your friends will be busy living their own life and sometimes, it's hard to keep up with them. From seeing them all day to not seeing them at all, you no longer know what they are up to, thus makes you hard to start a conversation. 

For me, people you meet through the internet can be your best friends, here's why.


Blogging 101: Collaboration Story

  
     Before I started, I just wanted to make things clear here that my blog doesn't worth that much now. I hope someday it will tho. Of course through my hard work and competence to write a post regularly (too lazy to do that, blame me all you want). I'm not really a pro at this and blogging is not my first job but 4 years in this industry makes me have quite enough experience to share. About what job offer to take and how to build a good relationship with brands.
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