A Thought: What is Goal?

Dear, girls.

Life is so frustrating. And social media can be so depressing. Don't let what they show in social media affect your life exaggeratedly. Live your own life. Create your own boundary. There's no such thing as relationship goals if you set other people's relationship as your goal. There's no such thing as life goals if you make other people's success as your life goal. Because we all know that there are obstacles and hard work that must be passed before and I'm pretty sure you don't want to make it your "obstacle goals" too. 

Set your own goals. Take the risks. Don't let the seeds stop you from enjoying your watermelon. Keep going and let time makes all your hard work paid off.


Hi Human!
     It's not my first time reviewing skin care products, but I feel like I would never get used to this. I hope you understand what I actually want to say, since products review is something people usually want to read before buying the products.
     Few weeks ago, AVENE had a collaboration with Clozette and JAYANATA and they gave me the chance to try and review the XeraCalm A.D products. But before we jump to the review part, I'm just gonna introduce you what is AVENE specialized in.

What I Wore Today

Not the best day for me. But at least my Tweety pouch can cheer me up :)

Love is...

A promise. And I found myself loving your present the most, I didn't even open other presents from the plastic wrap because I knew they have no meaning to me. And I fall for you all over again. - now reading your love letter for the hundreds time

Blue-ish Gold

     Metallic colors seem quite popular these days. Metallic skirt, whether it's in pink rose, silver, even gold is already worn by a lot of fashionista around the world. I've been eye-ing this pink metallic skirt from Schmiley Mo by Diana Rikasari for a while now. Since they made their second debut at Jakarta Fashion Week but it hasn't launched yet :(     
     There's a lot of styles you can choose with mix n matching the metallic color skirts. You can wear it with a t-shirt and black leather jacket to make you look classy yet swaggy. Or you can pair it with an oversized sweater to make a sporty yet feminine look. And of course, it's perfect for fall/winter season because the sweater will always make you feel warm and comfy.

Plus Size Wedding Dresses: DRESSFASHION

Happiness is owned by those who accept their own self. You can go on diet for days before your wedding day, but donut is still delicious, girl. Check out wedding dresses from DRESSFASHION. They have a special category for plus size women. >>

Random Thoughts of The Night

     It's kinda mortifying don't you think? The fact that 'sometimes' people are just being so rude to other people who are not at the same level as them. Whether it is beauty level or wealth level. They tend to associate with other people who are similar to them. Big city girls hang out with other big city girls. Rich kids hang out with other rich kids. Small town girls hang out with small town girls (well unless she is a rich small town girl) because they feel inferior if they hang out with big city girls. You know what I mean?
     Okay well, it's not like we are in the movie where rich girls bully poor girls. But sometimes, people appearance itself can make other people feel intimidated. Like how Andrea Sachs feels intimidated by her co-worker Emily Charlton because Emily was so stylish and luxurious in The Devil Wears Prada movie.
     Rather than sad, I just feel ashamed. For those who dressed up nicely with designer bags and shiny cars to be so unwilling to associate with others in an ordinary style. Don't we are all just human?


Matching denim jackets, blue jeans, and COLORBOX shirt :)

A-Line Wedding Dress for Fall: DRESSFASHION

Planning to get married before Christmas? You might want to check out DRESSFASHION. Here are some of my favorite dresses that I found on their website


What I Wore That Day

What's Going On?

Hi Human!
     I've been facing some troubles lately and my mood is no longer ... actually, I don't feel anything at all. My friends say I'm a drama queen but now I can't even scream about it. I think it's beyond sad, angry, and the only thing I want is just to disappear for a long long time. J told me that I need to get away from home for a while or cut my hair. I did them both. But when I finally back home yesterday, the emptiness and sadness rushing back to me. I guess I shouldn't back home already :(
     That feeling when you want to disappear and not having any human being around you. This feeling is awful. It's awful. It's awful. J's presence calms me down as always but I think it's already driving me to despair . Especially when he's not around.
     And I've been wanting to take a break from social media for a while. But there's still a lot of sponsored products I need to review and post. And I still have to look happy in front of my friends, my parents. Well, life must go on, I guess

Baby, It's Halloween! COLORBOX

Hi Peeps!
So, this is finally the time when the whole instagram filled with people with Halloween makeups and costumes. How about you? Already feel the vibes? What if I tell you that you could win a shopping voucher worth Rp 4.250.000 for your makeups and ootd?

A Sad Saturday

     Have you ever read something that killed you inside? Like, text message or someone's status. Or maybe someone's picture. Everything was going fine until you accidentally came across something you didn't want to read. Or you found out something you were better off not knowing. It's almost as if it was posted just to purposely hurt you. But you continue to read it over and over again to torture yourself. 
     And I stare at it for a long time and let the negative vibe creeps into my mind. This is what I fear the most. And I let this fear consumes me and hurts me and tears me down because I just don't know how to compete...

That Pineapple Trend

Hi, human!
Okay, first of all, I don't know why that PPAP song is so viral. I'm not hating that, but oh well whatever! 
Anyway, it's been so long since the last time I took a proper OOTD shot. I've been home for weeks and J is being away all the time. And I have no one to help me take pictures. When one of my best friends offered a photo hunting, I said yes immediately and bring two outfits to be shot in one day :D

Find Me Something Colorful

I was sad. But then I stalked my own feed on instagram and read my older post on blog. And I feel like, how could I be so full of darkness when I usually look so colorful. So I paused for a moment and I realized that I'm actually that kind of person who wants other people to look at me as a happy kid. No matter how sad or angry I am inside. Because I believe happiness spreads. And some people might call me fake. But as long as my falsity can bring joy or happiness to other people, I'm okay with that.

DIY Patches: COLORBOX's Video Contest

Hi Human!
You must know already that I love wearing colorful outfits. Especially yellow and blue combination. And the other thing I love is PATCHES!! Because it's like sticker but you can stick it on your clothes, and I love stickers \(^o^)/

Apparently, COLORBOX is having a video contest. The prize is worth 3 million rupiahs so sorry, this contest is for Indonesia residents only. Click read more and I'll show you how to join the contest.

1/2 OOTD

That moment when you have this outfit idea on your mind, but too lazy to go out to take pictures. Gotta took it at home. Properly dressed for the upper outfit, but I actually was wearing short pajama pants below.

Designer Dresses: STYLEWE

     I'll choose to wear dress anytime. Or whenever I have no mood to play dress up and layering my outfits. What can I say? Wearing dresses is a simple way to look effortlessly chic. It's as easy as having a toast with strawberry jam for breakfast. A beautiful dress and a pair of kitten heels and I'm ready to go. Well, of course not before I get a cup of coffee first.
     Apparently, I stumbled upon Stylewe.com and this webstore suddenly became one of my favorite place to shop. Stylewe is an online fashion shopping platform which features independent fashion designers from around the world. With so many different styles from many independent fashion designers, you might find a lot of unique and exclusive styles.


Me, In The Mood of Stickers

What I Wore (Not) Today

It's just me and my airport look :p

Last, someone asked me where to get stunning prom and wedding dress. Now you can see it below.

Short Prom Dresses

My Whole Life in One Post

I actually wanted to post an OOTD this time, but yesterday I used J's camera to take pictures and J is being difficult about sending me the photos. Which leads me to not posting any OOTD today. And it's been so long since the last time I posted an OOTD post. And I'm eager to do that again. So today I'm just gonna talk about random things.
I'm pretty sure that I'm an anti social person. But I don't know why I'm easy to make friends with new people and have a lot of friends.

Flatlay: Behind The Scene

What I love about doing flatlay pictures is actually the process. How messy it actually is and the long progress of shooting, editing, and blah blah blah. Here's I show you, my shooting situation everytime I take flatlay pictures.

Eyelashes Obsession

Hi, Human!
     So, currently I'm also a little bit obsessed with wearing fake lashes. Just so you know, it's not a sponsored post. I simply just want to share you a good product, though. 
     Anyway, this little obsession brings me to a journey to find the perfect fake lashes. I've been buying some from different brands. Some are good, but heavy. Some are light, but it's not long enough for my liking. And then I stumbled upon Foxy Lashes (@foxy.lashes) and I feel like oh my God, this is it! The fake lashes are so light and beautiful. They are all made from 100% human hair so it's not gonna weight your eyelids at all. I feel like I have an unpainful eyelashes extension.

Quote of The Day

I have you in my mind, then I see you when I close my eyes. Day and night. I choose you and I'll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I'll keep choosing you. And I hope you know that everytime I tell you to get home safe, to pray to God, to not feel sad, or to always count on me what I am really saying is I love you. So damn much that it's starting to steal other words meanings

Fashion Clothing: Fashionmia

Hi Human!
     Another fact about me, I really love wearing dresses. If you follow and read my blog from the beginning, then you must know that I'm not really an accessories person. I rarely add accessories or jewelries on my outfits. Except sunglasses. I like playing dress up. Mix and matching 3 layers of clothing is my hobby, but wearing dresses is just ... so simple and one go and comfortable to wear for so long.

What I Wore Yesterday

Super in love with my new white blouse from Shop at Velvet <3 I feel like I have tail :D

Shop at Velvet blouse, Grinitty pants, Cotton On bag, Chanel shoes

Last, someone asked me where to get stunning prom and wedding dress. Now you can see it below.

Short Prom Dresses

Baking My Face

Hi Human! 
     If you follow my instagram (@rizunaswon), then you should know that I posted a makeup video recently. It's not exactly a tutorial because the time duration has been accelerated up to six times than the original. 
     Recently, I've been obsessed with the concept of baking your face. It's just a metaphor of course. Just a makeup technique to cover your panda eyes. And believe me, my panda eyes are uncontrollable so that's why I think this technique saves my life. 

Waffle Baffle

Hi Human!
There's a new waffle shop in town! Yippiiiiie! It's called Kuko Belgian Waffle. Located in Tunjungan Plaza 3 Surabaya 5th floor. If you live in Surabaya, you gotta try that! I went there with Bella yesterday and we became so obsessed!

Life Updates

God, I feel awful! To the point of, I could put thousands quote in one post. But I won't do that because it will make me look desperate. I'm just so tired that I can't even feel upset, hurt, or angry anymore. All the curse has been said and now I feel numb. Because I care a lot. And I value friendship the most. 
If someone seriously wants to be a part of your life, they will seriously make an effort to be in it. No reasons. No excuses.
And the problem is, I'm still too afraid to cut them off. Because I love them so much and I expected so much from them. God knows how many time I ask them to meet up. And there's a lot of excuses. 'I don't have anything to do at the campus' or 'I live out of town'. And that's like bullshit! I also live out of town and I will make time. I also don't have anything to do at the campus but I will come if it means I get the chance to meet them.
Now, I don't even tell them if I was in town tho'. Just to avoid being disappointed again.

ps: don't ask me why I'm treating you cold. I'm not. I just quit trying and expecting. I'm tired of getting my hopes up and being disappointed

What I Wore (Not) Today

When you're feeling too lazy to dress up, but gotta look stylish nonetheless...

It Belongs to Me

Hi Human!
     Someone sends a gift for me. It's actually a book with my name on it. And it's so cute because it has summer vibes with flamingos, pineapples, watermelons, etc in the cover. Thank you Laras for sending me this cutie :*

Quotes of The Day

I guess we finally reach the time when we have to separate our ways. We can't push our self to be together at anytime. Don't worry, you guys are still my friends and I always got your backs!

BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel Palette: Review

Hi Human!
Today, I'm going to post a makeup review. I rarely do this tho' so I might not an expert with makeup reviews. 

     When it comes to makeup, I don't always buy from the same brand. Slightly different with beauty products because beauty product is something my skin will absorb so I just can't change it time to time (I always use SKII by the way. It's perfect but very expensive, I'm so going to bankrupt). BH Cosmetics is one of my favorite makeup brands so today in this post, I'm just going to review one of  BH Cosmetics palettes' best seller, which is BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel Palette

A Little Throwback

Hi human!
     How's life? It's been hectic for me (again). It feels like I don't remember the last time I had a nice and peaceful day. *SIGH*

Dressthat: Homecoming Dresses

Hi Human!
     I don't know about you, but there's no such thing as homecoming party back when I was in high school. It's such a shame because I always want to experience that kind of party. I want to be busy looking for that perfect dress, that perfect makeup, and everything about that. Well, there was this firework party instead bt I never attended. Because I don't really like fireworks (yes, I'm that kind of girl who doesn't like fireworks. Including a romantic firework surprise).

Good Food Makes Me Happy :)

Hi, Human!
It's finally me again after all this time I had no mood to write a post. #sorrynotsorry. Anyway, there's this new cafe in Surabaya I currently become very fond of. It has great interior and serves tasty food. Like super delicious! I don't eat much do to my diet, but everytime I visit there, I feel really obligated to empty my plate just because it's so delicious.

Losing a Friend

Hi human!
     Everyday, I find myself in the position of what's to buy and what's not. Recently, I spend a lot of money for things I actually don't need. Simply because it's cute. Like a panda shaped stapler. The reason? Because it's good for flatlay property (even though I don't have enough time to taking flatlay pictures nowadays due to my thesis). Okay, well, I realize that I didn't take pictures a lot lately. Not fashion pictures nor flatlays. 

5 Ways to Enjoy Traffic Jam

     First of all, I wanna say Happy Eid Mubarak for all my muslim friends. Eid Mubarak usually comes with the tradition of going home to enjoy the family time together. Here in Indonesia, this tradition is so sacred and all people do that. So yes, if all people do that, then it means your going to face the biggest traffic jam in a year. You're so lucky if you could pass that in 3 hours. Some people need all day to get out from the traffic jam. 

source: google

Quick OOTD and Life Updates

Can I just say that you finally made my heart melt? 
sincerely, me

ATKEY shirt, The Executive jacket, Nine West heels, ZARA bag, Ericdress sunnies

Summer Trend: Straw Hats

Hi, human!
     How's your summer? So far so good, eh? Traditionally, summer won't be complete without going to the beach and wear the cutest bikini. I love to do that too, going to the beach, I meant. I don't really like getting a tan. I always wear a hat to avoid the UV from the sun. So today, I'm going to tell you what kind of hat is trending this summer.

courtesy: @chiaraferragni

Playful Kimono

Hi Human!
     I don't know if it's just me, but I often get expelled by a lot of security guards when I'm trying to take pictures of my outfit (OOTD shoot). Whether it's located in the public park or the mall. Have you experienced it too? I've been planning to buy a new DSLR camera, but being expelled by security guards makes me think twice. I think the reason they expelled me is because I use DSLR which is considered as a professional camera and it's kinda forbidden. The only camera allowed is from your phone. 

Just Random Talk

Oh these bad, bad days. I feel anxious about anything. Even the smallest thing. It's getting too hard to sleep at night, and my day life is too boring. I want to say something, but this feeling holds me from opening my mouth. 

Surabaya Fashion Parade 2016

Hi, Human!
     It's a late post actually. And please don't expect a fashion show picture because of the title. It's not like I don't want to share it to you, but I was so busy taking ootd pictures in the SFP photo booth before the show even began. And that makes my camera's battery dies immediately, which is really suck so I couldn't  take even one picture of the show. 
     I didn't really plan to go to this event before. It was a last call and I didn't have enough time to plan my outfit so well. The dress code is "black ethnic" which is exciting but a little hard for me because I don't really have a lot of ethnic stuff. So I went looking for this dress exactly one day before the event. 

Do's and Don'ts While You Go for Traveling

Hi, Human!
     It's almost holiday season here in Indonesia, huh? Are you excited? Well, I usually am, but I think this year is not as exciting as last year for me. I still have this final assignment that I have to finish as soon as possible so I don't really have enough time to think where I'm going to spend my holiday. I just wish I can go back to 2014 when I still have a lot of time to go from one place to the other and just enjoy to sun.


5 Colorful Stores You Don't Want to Miss

Hi, Human!
     I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one who loves a colorful stuff and believe that unicorn is real. Yes, monochrome is super awesome and cool, but I'm one of those people who believe that the more is the merrier. The more colorful you are, the brighter you'll look. And for me, wearing a colorful outfit makes me happy. Sticking colorful stickers on the cover of my notebook makes me happy. And buying colorful stationaries makes me happy. 

     Just remember that this post is nowhere to be sponsored by the brands. I simply love to shop there and I just want to share them to you. So, from shoes to swimsuit, here are my favorite shops which sell unique and colorful stuff:

1. UP (www.iwearup.com)

UP was established in early 2011, with hopes to spread happiness around the world. UP wants to see you walking happily, because you know you've got the right shoes on. And by being happy, UP ensures that you feel good about it, because you know that walking in them means creating a better future one child at a time, because for every pair of UP shoes you purchase, IDR 5.000 goes directly to scholarship for low-income children.

DAY & NIGHT Makeup Look

Hi, Human!
     I think the term "a girl can never have too many shoes" also applies on makeup. Or anything else. I guess a girl can never have too many anything. I spent a lot of money to buy makeup lately. Since I found that makeup is as fun as dress up. And I've been experimenting a lot. I follow a lot of beauty blogger and watch tons of makeup tutorials on youtube. I can't say that I'm a pro now, but I love my own makeup.

Designer Wedding Dresses: COCOMELODY

Hi, human!
     How have you been? Are you getting married soon? If yes, how far the preparation has been going? Let's talk about wedding dresses again, shall we? With my favorite one stop store for bridal dresses, COCOMELODY. Buying wedding dresses can't be more simple than this. COCOMELODY has the real offline store too, you know. You can go to their website and find the address of their store location. 

For the Love of Sushi

Hi, human!
     It's been so long since the last time I posted something. I know and I'm sorry. Anyway, for your information only, I love sushi so much. If you're Indonesian, then you must be familiar with the famous sushi restaurant Sushi Tei. I don't know about you, but I can't ever feel full when I eat sushi. So I usually spend a lot of time at the sushi bar, pick whatever dish passes in front of me while chatting with my friends. I must admit it's pretty pricey. That's why I was so happy when Sushi Kiosk finally opened in my town. Sushi Kiosk and Sushi Tei both actually are under the same management. The taste is similar, but Sushi Kiosk has a lot cheaper price. So I can pick more sushi variant when I visit the restaurant.

Innisfree Sheet Mask Review

Hi, human!
     I'm not trying to be a beauty blogger now because I never really want to share about beauty products. But recently, I spent my money to buy makeups and beauty products more than I spent it to buy new outfits. If you follow my snapchat (rizunaswon), then you must know that currently, I'm addicted to Innisfree product. It's a natural brand that shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature. It's a Korean's product. And if you never tried Korean's product before, I just want to say that that I believe in Korean's beauty product. Because they are simply amazing and super great.

Polar Bear and Coffee

Hi, Human!
I went to Starbucks to spend my time today. Ordered Cinnamon Rolls as usual. What's your favorite Starbucks' snack?

Liebster Award

Hi, Human!
I got nominated on Liebster Award by my beautiful friend CHELSEAFLO (darling, let's meet up!). She makes some questions for me, so here we go:

1. Why do you love blogging ?
I don't know about this when the first time I started blogging. But then I found that blogging gives me a place to pour my heart out. I don't exactly like to tell my problems to my friends or parents because sometimes, I just want to tell a story. Not get a solution. And I just want to share what I like and dislike freely without being judged about it

2. Who is your biggest inspiration ?
Color. I love something colorful because it makes me happy. And I get extremely inspired to create something after that.

3. What is your passion in life ?
Photography. Seriously! I can spend hours playing with my camera, and editing my photos.

4. Where is your favorite place in your town and why?
I don't have one. Is the mall count?

5. Who is your first love ?
This question makes me smile :) I didn't know about love back then, but my first crush was my classmate. His initial is A, and I liked him from the first grade until the 5th grade of my elementary school life. And I never told him about it! And he lives in the same neighborhood with me, so sometimes, I just watched him play with his friends at the park and I felt so happy just by watching him.

6. What makes you give up on something ?
I don't know. I never give up. Sometimes I feel so tired and I break down (I break down a lot) but I never give up.

7. How do you explain yourself in one word ?
Rude. Well, at least that's what people say. 

8. What is your favourite beauty product brand ?
I believe in Korean's beauty products. It's truly a miracle. If you never tried that, please give it a try and you might love it. And I love NYX so much! I can spend hours at their counters playing make up with my friends. (usually, we end up without buy anything, but leave the counter with make up on)

9. Are you an introvert or extrovert and why ?
Maybe both. I'm very shy and quite anti-social if there are people I recognize around me (by this I mean people acquainted with me. We know each other, but we never really have a conversation) I think that's why people say I'm rude. But if I'm around new people, I could be the most extrovert person you know. There's this one time that I met a new girl from an event I attend. We never knew each other before, but because of that meeting we had once, we become a good friends now. Seriously, I'm easy to be friends with if we don't know each other at all in advance.

10. What is your dream job ?
This will sound very lazy and materialistic. But my dream job is the one which allow me to do my work whenever and wherever I want and still makes a lot of money. 

That's it! You know, I just love answering questions, so I enjoy writing this post. Now, it's my turn to nominate my blogger friends:

Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to his/her blog.
- Nominate 5-10 blogs to receive the award.
- Tell them that you nominated them by leaving comment on their blog.
- Answer all the questions and then make your own 10 questions to your nominees.

And here are my questions:

  1. What is your biggest fear(s)?
  2. Do you have any bad memories about high school?
  3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  4. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
  5. What is your favourite food?
  6. What inspires you?
  7. Who motivates your blog?
  8. What birthday gift do you like the most?
  9. Name one product do you heard was good, but it's actually not when you finally tried!
  10. What makes you smile in a bad day?
Okay, that's it! I can't wait to hear your answers <3

Last, someone asked me where to get stunning prom and wedding dress. Now you can see it below.

Short Prom Dresses

What I Wore Today

Hi human!
     It's probably the first time I show you my campus look. Went to celebrate my best friend birthday after class. But then got distracted with a skill crane machine :D

ps: I'm not sad. My eyes are naturally sleepy

Friends for Me

Hi, human!

I don't think that friends come & go. Mine are always inside my heart - 88 LOVE LIFE Vol.2

     That phrase makes me take a minute and think. Do you have at least one childhood friend that is now becoming a total stranger to you? Because I do. 
     Few days ago, an old friend of mine texted me. It began with "Hi! Do you still remember me?" I stared at my phone for a long time before finally replied the text. It's not because I don't remember her. It just makes me realize that we all have one same problem regarding our relationship with our old friends. 
     Sometimes, when I met an old friend on the street, I'm eager to greet them. But then I took a second to think again. 'What if they don't remember me?' and that's the origin of the problem. When a friend becomes a stranger. It's okay, that's not your fault. Like what I said before, we actually have the same fear. When I want to approach my old friend, I'm afraid they don't recognize me. It doesn't matter if we were best friends before. They have new friends, I have new friends, and then done!
     But having new friends is something unavoidable. As time goes by, our circle of friends becomes bigger and bigger. From the stage when you can tell your friends about anything and anytime to the stage when you hesitate to even text your friends. Afraid that they might be busy and you could disturb them. But do you really forget about your old friend? I guess not. You just forget how close you are to each other. But the meaning of friends is not that superficial. They may not physically there on your side now, but they will always there in your heart.
     To all my friends, we may have our own business now. So I guess we already reached the stage when we can't meet each other every day. Or talk about anything together. So take care of yourself, and see you on top.

Will you take a moment, promise me this.
That you'll stand by me forever.

But if God forbid fate should step in,
and force us into a goodbye.

If you have children some day.

When they point to the pictures, please tell them my name.
Tell them how the crowds went wild.

Tell them how I hope they shine

Long live :) - @ariefmaulan