My darling, weeks ago. :)
Kamis, 20 Desember 2012
Jumat, 14 Desember 2012
Selasa, 11 Desember 2012
Selasa, 04 Desember 2012
I bought EcoTools 5 Piece Bamboo Brush Set!
Thank you My Lovely Sister, to stock up this brush set I’ve been eye-ing for months! The price is IDR 169.000 for 4 brushes + pouch + another surprise pouch.
Actually, I finally decided to buy this because I had a ‘Salon-Salonan' game with my friend, Rachel. She’s a make up artist. We’re in the same age, one orchestra, yeah, musician with other jobs.
She taught me how to apply eye shadow and blush on. Well it’s quite messy! She did it nicely, I did it weirdly. LOL. Amateur’s confession. :p
So, she suggested me to own an eye brush, since that oh-so-tiny sponge applicator isn’t actually satisfying for applying eye colours, and, by the way, I only have powder eye colour, which needs a right brush.
Then I ordered thisEcoToolsset with happiness I can’t explain. Why I chose a set of brushes instead of just eye brush? I actually need a brush set with pouch to be brought anywhere too, since I often attend an event, like, wedding party, concert, or else, in the evening, and I don’t have time to go home before the event. Formal or stage-y events more likely appear on weekends, and weekends always be my busiest time. And in this rainy season, it’s getting more impossible to come-and-go easily, fastly, without getting late. :p
Yeah, that’s why I ordered something travel-friendly, eco-friendly (obligatory), and well-designed. :p
Here’s my new fellas:
(left to right: baby kabuki, mineral powder brush, concealer brush, eye shading brush)
They are so tiny! :3 Fit beautifully in the pouch provided. And yes, the brushes are gentle! <3
I love the plastic packaging they come with. Before, I thought it has to be cut by scissors, and I almost did it before I realized that I could only do a small thing to open this pocket. Separate two parts of it. Nothing needs to be sent to trash bin at all! We can reuse the pocket! LOVE!
On the back, we can read:
My favourite point, again, is those brushes are CRUELTY FREE! Some may say that natural brushes are better, well, for me it’s a big NO. They might perform nicely. But, hey, animals harmed in the making. What’s the good side of that tears on their cheeks, moreover, sometimes the fur-taking-process is dangerous for their life? :’(
Let the animals smile along, we play with make up happily, and may The Earth feels lovely too! Use synthetic brush! :D
Complete review will come later! ;)
Jumat, 30 November 2012
Rabu, 28 November 2012
Looking fresh? Yep! Because it’s a shower gel and it’s citrusy!
This is Nicole’s Citrus Energizing Shower Gel. It’s in a plastic bottle, with anonymous-type-of-flip cap. I only understand that it’s messy! An amount of the gel sometimes spilled out from the space between the flip and the bottle’s neck.
The body lotion has that type of flip cap too, but it’s not really problematic.
Anyway, hey, despite the flip cap story, this shower gel is lovely!
Firstly, the ingredients are lovely:
Deonized water, vegetable glycerin, rosmarinus officinalis (lavender) extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) extract, salvia sclarea (clary sage) extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, laminaria sp. (sea kelp) extract, polianthes tuberosa (tuberose) absolute, citrus reticulata (mandarin) peel oil.
Oh, where is the foam-creator, the famous Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, TEA, and friends?
Well, you see, they’re not here. That’s why I bought this shower gel. LOL.
But this shower gel is foaming! If you rub well, at least. And yeah, use shower puff, so it foams. How come a shower gel without SLS, etc. produces foam?
It reminds me of my 100% Pure Lavender Sea Foam. It foams, but it’s not harsh.
Let’s just add again the ingredients list of that face cleanser:
Seaweeds (Kelp, Sea Lettuce, Spirulina),Green Tea, French Green Sea Clay, Saponified Coconut Oil, Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Sea Buckthorn Oil, Rosehip Oil, Extracts of Pomegranate, Grapefruit Seed and Rosemary, Lavender Essential Oil, Extracts of Cinnamon, Thyme, Goldenseal and Oregano
I found two same words: KELP. SEA KELP. :D Well, but the Lavender Seafoam has Saponified Coconut Oil, and it’s a foaming agent too.
So sea kelp produces foam. I asked Nicole’s Natural via Twitter about how their products foam, and I asked whether it caused by the sea kelp, and they said: BINGO!
I’ll Google about Sea Kelp later. Laminaria Sp. makes me curious.
Now what about the scent? Cool citrus! Yep, you imagine a glass of orange juice? With lime or lemon. It’s kind of like that. :D Yummy and fresh!
I need to prepare things before my departure to piano course places (yeah, places, because I’ll take a piano lesson, and I’ll give piano lessons. Two places in a day.), so, wait for the next description about Sea Kelp and this shower gel! LOL. :* I GOOGLED. And I found nothing. Nothing really matches my expectation. Some of them said Laminaria Sp. is a foam stabilizer.
Well, okay, so let’s just finish this review for a while. :D If I finally catch a hook on this topic, I’ll tell you!
Enjoy the weekend ahead! :*
Rabu, 21 November 2012
And yes, sweat are rare!
Since it’s cold and gloomy, we need some warmth in the heart, by falling in love or at least from a hot chocolate in the evening + a good book.
Well, well, talk about love, I would like to share a lovely review today. It’s another rose thing! :D
Still remember my haul months ago? Here you go.
Yes, underline those bottles I bought at nicole’s natural bath!
So, after about 2 months, here I leave my impression on the rose romancing body lotion. Started with an illustration as usual.
nicole’s has a philosophy about Rose:
the romancing rose
Known for its romantic association, rose is perhaps the most popular oil for love. A must have in romance department as the very scent entices romantic feelings. nicole’s ROMANCING ROSE blend boosts the self-esteem, confidence, hope, and mental strength. It also fights depression. In addition, rose oil is great for beauty. It helps in skin cell regeneration, renewing the skin from the inside out.
Lovely, isn’t it? ;)
Now, talk about the lotion itself. I bought it for Mama, but, yes, as a good daughter, of course, I also use it! LOL.
It’s a nice moisturizer, for me. More liquidy, a little sticky several seconds after usage, but then after absorption, it’s almost perfect! It left no ‘buttered up’ feeling at all. And your skin will felt velvety hydrated plus scented! Plus, it gives cooling sensation a bit! <3
The rose fragrance is romantic. Fresh and floral, soft, with a hint of spices, somehow. :D It reminds me of the word ‘cocktail’! Don’t ask me why. I don’t even know why. :p
By the way, I got a sample of L’Occitane Desert Rose Ultra Rich Body Cream. That body cream with this body lotion have similar scent, IMO. :D
Alright. Now, my favorite part is…ingredients! I’ve been searching for a product with all-natural-vegan ingredients, and I think I’ve found the good candidate. nicole’s rose romancing body lotion contains:
deionized water, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) gel, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, commiphore myrrha (myrrh) oil, cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) oil and simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, symphytum officinale (comfrey) extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract, hedera helix (ivy) extract, rosa centifolia extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, coffee arabica (coffee) extract, viola tricolor (wild pansy) extract, rosa damascena oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil.
Phew! Feels like writing a Biology notes. Hahaha.
So, yep, aloe vera + cucumber. Cool!
Flowers. Lemongrass. Jojoba. Lavender. COFFEE! Yummy! LOL.
Whoa, I looove this body lotion! I will repurchase, oh, maybe I’ll refill the bottle. ;) Anyway, I want to try another scent too, like, Cooling Mojitos and so on. :D
Thank you, nicole’s!
Now, let me introduce you to…
Took him from a cabinet at Ace Hardware. Now he already has 7 green-sticks-something! Pray for the best for this kid. Grow well, honey. :*
Sabtu, 17 November 2012
Look how cute they are. Please, please, pleaaase love them and never let them be murdered again! :’(((
Support this love by reblogging the post about Pongo Pygmaeus: THIS IS IT.
Show them we love ‘em! <3
So here are the rules:
*Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
*Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award.
*Share 7 random facts about yourself.
*Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
*Add the Versatile Blogger Award to your post.
OKAY. Let’s start with 7 Random Facts Again.
I love the smell of vanilla! And I’ve been searching for the right vanilla I expect. Found it in The Body Shop's Vanilla Bliss lip balm, but there’s beeswax in it. I’m moving to truly vegan + natural products. At least, started with lip balm, the one you’ll always swallow accidentally. Anyway, I want to try Hurraw! Vanilla Bean lip balm. Praying it has the right vanilla smell. :)
New books my teacher gave me recently: Chopin’s Etudes and Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. I GO CRAZY, BABY! There are GREAT pieces inside the book, but they force you to practice, like, 7 hours a day. Meanwhile, I have to share the time for Devika too. So here’s the musical life. Devika, Privia, and students plus Sibelius plus orchestra plus this and that. *whistle + sighing
I’ve just tried Yakult Pororo Milky this afternoon. Really love it! :9
Tommorow is my brother’s friends wedding. I participate by contributing my illustration on their invitation. This is one of the picture I made:
Edited by myself. :p What do you think? Is it ‘cute’ or ‘just a picture’ for you? :D
I have a new pet! The name is Ganesha Grasidi. And he’s a Lolinum multiflorum. Curious? I’ll post about him later. :p
I love Potato Boro. The snack from potato, tiny, crunchy but soft and yummy. The packaging shows a rabbit on it. A rabbit with skirt! :3 I always eat this snack when I was a little girl. :)
Everytime I hear ‘Speak Softly Love’, the theme song for ‘The Godfather’, I laugh. Why? Because of this video, Siomay Sparta! I love comedy. :p
Well, quite random, isn’t it? Now, should I give this award to ‘relatively new bloggers’? I know I should, but I’m not blogwalking a lot these days. So…what about giving this award to bloggers I ‘ve known well? And not 15. :)
Here you are,
welcome back to blogging world! *hugs
keep up the good green work! :*
So that’s all for (newly-designed) Versatile Blogger Award. :D
See you later, Ladies and Gentlemen. :)
Happy Saturday Night.
Senin, 05 November 2012
Phew, that pinky title. Hahaha. :D
Anyway, Ladies and Gentlemen, don’t get bored with fragrance review, again. :)
This bottle I bought 2 weeks ago has been a big favourite for me. Let’s see what is it:
Mind my face. Hoho!
TBS Indonesia started selling Scents of The World Collection. They have fresh Amazonian Wild Lily, warm Madagascar Vanilla Bean, floral Japanese Cherry Blossom, and flowery Atlas Mountain Rose.
I bought the Atlas Mountain Rose one, because it reminds me of happiness, Christmas, flowers, girly situation, ah, it smells good! <3
How The Body Shop itself describes the fragrance? Here you are:
Escape to the valley of roses. Inspired by dawn in a field of blossoming roses, this bright, dewy eau de toilette from our Scents of the World fragrance collection features a blend of floral accords.
- Floral scent
- Layer with other Atlas Mountain Rose products to build the fragrance
- Blend two scents from the collection to create your own fragrance
Anyway, it lasts long too, even in sweaty situation. :D The scent remains for about 6 hours.
That symmetrical 50 ml bottle fits my bag too. It’s glass but it’s quite slim in size. :D
Talking about my dear friend, Money, the price is IDR 249.000. Quite affordable!
Do you remember, last year, I got Morrocan Rose bath & body stuffs from TBS as point redemption? Yeah, this rosy EDT smells similar with that range! That’s why it’s very Christmas-y for me. :)
Anyway, time flies so fast it’s near December again!
I always get excited with December. It’s Jesus’ Birthday! It’s Santa Claus! Presents! Christmas songs! Orchestra playing in Christmas ceremony! Cakes! And yeah, never forget, my brother’s birthday, my birthday, plus my cousin’s birthday!
Yep, now we have a cousin lives in my house. He’s studying in Bandung, originally born in Malang, while his family, including her pretty, crafty, sister, moved to Lampung months ago. And his birthday = Jesus’ birthday. December 25th. I wonder what gift can I give him and Him. :) LOL.
A little snap about my cousins, here. ;)
*illustration above made with various colouring tools, on used carton box. Always reuse whenever I get chance to! :D
My PC goes slow today, so I will write the details tomorrow or later. :)
See you! :*
Senin, 29 Oktober 2012
Sabtu, 27 Oktober 2012
I did this post on Facebook like, a year ago or more, but suddenly I remembered and really want to try to make the new version.
Anyway, it’s just for fun! You can do the task too! :)
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
White Collar Boy
I Was Made for You
Love for All Time
Jumat, 26 Oktober 2012
Kamis, 11 Oktober 2012
Tadaa! The Body Shop's Mango body mist! Got mine in IDR 99.000. The original price is IDR 119.000, but it was in promo.
As you know, I always love fruity stuff. My face mask made from fruit (though these days I haven’t made one again), I like eating fruits, and to draw some fruits is fun too!
This exotic mango is very exciting. The smell is good, refreshing, and also sweet and exotically feminine too. :)
By the way, I love eating mangos too! :9
Other description will come later. Gotta prepare to go! :* Thanks for reading!
Selasa, 09 Oktober 2012
Hey everybody! I’m back again. I’ll have busy musical weeks ahead, so today, I decide to do nothing but blogging.
But anyway I have a to-do list…
I should work on my premiere Sibelius 6 project, since I’ve joined the Music Theory Class of SLCO. I won’t escape. I CAN’T. Haha! But I love this class. And the homework. It’s not Math or Physic. It’s staffs, clefs, notes, and sprouts. BIG LOVE. 8)
And I must prepare 2 pieces for Bandung String Camp next week…
And I have to be in the Missa Sacra Concert with Armonici Polifonia, and there’s still some triplets in Psalm 150, I must’ve practiced it from times ago but I… :P
Oh My God. Devika and me will be very very close.
Let’s forget all those stuffs for a while. :) I love them though. I’ll do the best for those musical things since it’s my life.
But today I really want to make a product review!
Here’s the pic, before we start.
Voilà! Vanila & Tonka Bean Body, Room & Linen Spritz from The Body Shop!
I bought this a year ago, and it’s still exist until now. :P
TBS UK said, that this product is…
A multipurpose spritz with the creamy, sophisticated aroma of vanilla and tonka bean. Spritz on the body, fresh linen and throughout the home.
- Sophisticated aroma
- With essential oil
- Helps soothe your mind
- For body and home
INGREDIENTS: Water (Solvent/Diluent), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Trideceth-7 (Emulsifier), Fragrance (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Dipropylene Glycol (Humectant), Honey (Natural Additive), p-Anisic Acid (pH Modifier), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (Fragrance Ingredient).
I love warm scent. It reminds me of blanket and milk and chocolate. And relaxation. And dreamy music.
I always use vanilla-scented things for my bedroom. That’s why when I ran out of room fragrance and I found The Body Shop's room spray which is okay to be used for body too…it felt like heaven sent this bottle. *dramatic
Well, unfortunately maybe this vanilla is not the perfect one for me. It’s less cookie-like and doesn’t make me want to eat a creamy cupcake or something. My previous vanilla-scented sack has better perfomance. I just haven’t found it again. It’s Vanilla-Bamboo. I wish I purchased 7 items that day when I bought that one. :’)
But despite the fact, I still like this spritz. I can use this for pillow, blanket, and even myself when I need to attend some full-of-nervous-alert events. The vanilla atmosphere is relaxing, and tonka bean, I don’t know tonka bean very well, but I think it’s the one that erase the cookie-like feeling. *sad*
The glass bottle is beautiful. Slim and simple, just as other TBS packagings.
By the way, I actually made 2 pictures for this. I couldn’t decide a better one, so here’s the other version:
Which one do you prefer? :)
Alright. Now random talks. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about relationship. I’d like to have a boyfriend. I would really like that. (._.) And I actually have a great crush. Though it’s not really a crush. I DON’T KNOW what is this. Just an endless adoration of someone!?
I’m telling you it’s endless. Or maybe, this one person has made a limit? Yeah, a limit! Let’s say, a limit of what-kind-of-boy-I-will-adore. If somebody asks me about what type of boy I like, I can simply tell, “Someone like this person!”
I DON’T KNOW WHY DID I WRITE ABOUT THIS. In a blog. Everyone may read those thoughts. But I have to. I like to share. In case you’re feeling the same.
End of chit-chat dot
Let these doodles talk. They works better than my words.
super happy animal-lover couple! me and my partner! *crossfingers*
Oh, hey, one more photo. A mess I made. When I work, my table usually becomes a carnival.
There are Timmy, Bitzer, Cupid Bear, Penguin, and I kept 2 bunnies, 1 owl, and a dragonfly inside that glass jar on the right.
I was doing a DIY schedule book, and all tools are there on the desk.
That’s all for now. Save bunny, stay happy! :3
Sabtu, 06 Oktober 2012
Selasa, 02 Oktober 2012
Senin, 01 Oktober 2012
it’s very impressive i will never forget.
even until now i’m still trying to move on.
and it’s hard.
and i don’t want to, anyway.
so hello, endless euphoria!
Read My KEANE Strangeland Tour Here in Pramudita! :)
Rabu, 26 September 2012
It’s such a big news! Papa actually has a book showing many classic alphabets, including Javanese Alphabets!
So here are my experiments:
my name: NINGRUM. (so now I love my name so much because it’s easy to be written in Hanacaraka!)
my other blog: PRAMUDITA.
Whoa I’m so happy! XD
Senin, 17 September 2012
Ciya means happiness.
And for me, happiness explains many topics, including…hauls! Well, this is a picture of my recent money-traffic. LOL.
Have you ever heard nicole’s natural? Well, it’s a Singapore brand, packaged in Indonesia, and they have a laboratory in US. One of the store is in Paris van Java Bandung (lucky me!). I guess it’s the only store in Indonesia for now. I didn’t actually planned to purchase something last Sunday. But like a fate, that day I brought three PET-1 empty bottles of one other brand which I wanted to bring back into the store. And then I was told thatnicole’s naturalreceived any bottles from any brands as long as it’s PET-1. And every bottles give 5% off! HUF! So, another spontaneous shopping event, then!
I took Rose Body Lotion for my Mama, Citrus Shower Gel, and Wood Flower Tea for my Papa. I was so happy eventhough it’s a little expensive. But it’s all natural and refillable! *o*
Okay, to tell you,nicole’s natural's store is very convenient. Minimalistic-natural interior style, and there are refill tanks! Cool! I'll get the photo of the store later. Or at least illustrate it. :P
They have good principals: RE-FRESH, REDUCE, REFILL, RE-USE, RECYCLE. Their products make our body and mind refreshed, they reduce waste by providing refills, the paper bags and bottles can be reused and recycled! Great one! And every products are chemical free! <3 <3 <3
For now, they have 6 fabulous main scents: Cooling Mojito, Romancing Rose, Calming Lavender, Energizing Citrus, Detoxifying Green Tea, Balancing Wood. Product range starts from tea, cellotape-like soap, bath bombs, cake-like soaps, shower gels, bubble baths, body lotions, body butters, body scrubs, chocolate-bar soaps, aromatherapy oil, et cetera!
Will review their products later! :)
For me, buying expensive (imported) branded apparels is not worth-it. There are many good Indonesian brands around, and though it’s a little more expensive, but it’s Indonesian, so…why not?
I purchased a pink cute dress at Widely Project (Jalan Riau, Bandung), the brand is Cyan. I haven’t researched the history of the brand. LOL.
Weeks ago, Papa went to Singapore and since my brother asked him to buy a Uniqlo(a Japan brand) product (he loves Uniqlolike crazy), and my mother wanted one too, so I got one also. He bought us 3 sweater-like-T-shirt. 100% cotton and manufactured in Vietnam. Mine is pink, beige for Mama, and broken white for brother. :D So comfortable to be wore daily!
By the way, there is one other Indonesian brand which I like too! I never tried their clothes on, but it seems promising. And I’m longing for the Neat & Natty line! :) Check them out: Pretty Young Things. Products are limited! So, book fast!
LITTLE CHIT CHAT AND SNACKS SESSION
Grilled salmon of Ei-Jie, Paris van Java. CRAZILY DELICIOUS!!! :9
50% for Danamon cards user. My Brother does. :D Thank you! Hihi.
That’s all I want to post today. :) Thanks for reading and have a happy ending! Still loving Earth and your life! :D
Rabu, 05 September 2012
I’m speechless!!! LOL.
If you have a blog, and you post something every week routinely, you’ll get confused by not doing blogging for a month. Like me did.
Now I feel alienated. :))
Anyway, before I explainwhereI have been, let me greet you guys with these celebrations picture. But pardon the lateness… :P
Happy Indonesian Independence Day! Happy birthday, my lovely nation! Wish you all the best… *sounds cliché*
Get to love you more, Indonesia, with all your plus and minus. Kisses!
Minal Aidin Wal Faid’zin! *sorry if there’s any typo*
Happy Eid Mubarak! Let’s forgive each other. :D
Alright, that’s my introduction.
Actually, I never meant to hurt you readers by being hiatus like this. (“Like I care!” you said)
I’ve told you in previous post about my absence, but I only mentioned ‘weeks’, not ‘month’. Meh. It became a month anyway. :P
Why a month? Because I was busy. Not…busy…like…”busy”, along with formal suits, heels, and office. It’s never in my dictionary. :P
I was busy for several things:
Devika-and-me. Plus SLCO people. 3 weeks in a row, I should be in a specific place with Devika every Saturday and Sunday. Even Tuesday plus Friday! First week, a Vivaldi concert with Appassionata Music School. Second, St. Laurentius Chamber Orchestra 7th Anniversary concert, with all the DIYs and my solo part to be practiced consistently. And never forget the Nyungsep Night. When our concert master, Brigit, had a motorcycle accident just 20 hours before the concert and some minutes after last rehearsal. And we, absurd people who was too shocked to be true in the middle of lighting preparation, headed to a-residence-near-Boscha-Lembang, where Brigit lives, to visit her and make sure that she was fine, still ready to continue the concert tommorow. In front of Brigit’s house, suddenly our friend’s car’s wheel sucked in the gutter that is covered by grass (+ darkness, it was in the night).
We visited Brigit for 5 minutes, then we struggled for the car wheel until another wheel joined the first one sinking to that honey-bunny-drainage-thingy, and we were there until 2 AM. Just an hour before Sahur Time!
But, thank you God, the concert still went fantastically! :’) Brigit could play her violin with wounded left-hand and got many applauses! We finished every tasks, like souvenirs and booklets, really-really in the last minute!
Memorable. Event. Ever.
The next week, we, SLCO, played again in the church to celebrate our parish’s birthday. We served the music in the ceremony and on the stage too.
Still with SLCO, we went to Gunung Padang, Cianjur, as a holiday after all those stuffs behind. Gunung Padang keeps The Biggest Megalithikum Site with percussive stones around. Our conductor brought mallets to hit those stones. Yes, some stones produce gamelan-like sound! OMG happiness! XD
We also visited Curug Cigontang. The magnificent waterfall with awesome view and magical feeling…plus waste. WASTE?! Yes, waste, floating on the water, sitting well on rocks. :’( Sadness!!!
Somehow, I think I want to go back with a team to educate people who lives there where-to and how-to trash their rubbish. Understanding is an important element to build a good habit! Who’s with me? :D
So that vacation took a full day of mine.
I was not very busy anymore after activities above. But then something named ‘internet lelet’ a.k.a slow internet connection came! -_- mueheheheh.
But it’s okay! Finally I’m here to greet you all again, will be back with reviews, illustrations, doodles, and more!
By the way, gonna watch Keane in Jakarta 17 days later! Whoaaaaaa! XD
Selasa, 07 Agustus 2012
Rabu, 01 Agustus 2012
Senin, 23 Juli 2012
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horray! i bought a new CD! hahaha. i always collect Keane CDs from the first worldwide album Hopes and Fears. without Keane, i might have stopped liking piano.
so i want to sing along with Tom Chaplin and friends now! bye, see you in the next post! :)
This is what I did to reduce waste. Transformed Koko Krunch box into an art space. :D You can do it too at home!
By the way, my drawer is now full of boxes. Empty boxes I don’t wanna dump. I’ll reuse them for anything fun! It’s not weird if people know me as ‘rubbish-collector’. YEAH I’M PROUD CAUSE I COLLECT RUBBISH, not sins. Hahaha.
Honestly, I don’t understand how to choose the right foundation. All I know is just wearing face powder and my face is ready for blush, etc.
My first foundation in my life (in term of ‘I bought it myself for me’) is The Body Shop's. Surely chose Nature’s Minerals range, which brings ONLY natural minerals, no preservatives or fragrance. I like it a lot, but this number 04 makes me too glowy or bronzy after few hours. Meanwhile, I need a lighter foundation for everyday use! :D
I fell in love with this 100% Pure foundation because it contains whole natural and animal-friendly a.k.a vegan ingredients. That’s the first reason.
It also not tested on animals, and the oil absorber is rice powder, not talc. It sounds promising, soothing, and happy! ;D
When I was in Singapore, I bought it in Bud Cosmetics. As you can read here.
So how it looks like, how good is the foundation? Let’s see the foundation itself first!
No more explanation? Transparent plastic, round, to be flipped, just simple. :D It’s the Golden Peach shade, by the way. Number 04. Why I always choose number 04? LOL.
And I stole this from the website. What can this foundie do?
(sheer to medium coverage)
Fuuh, long-long way! Are those words proven?
Okay, to make it short, I can see significant change on my face everytime I apply this powder. When I look oily, it makes me less oily. It mattifyies skin nicely! Thanks, Rice Powder My Friend. It lasts long too! Afer about 5-6 hours later ( I counted once but forget the exact time), I’m still matte.
Coverage of this powder is cool. *haha, what a language* If I have a red pimple, it is smoothly more invisible. But maybe not as strong as a concealer.
Pore? I guess it’s in Okay level about covering pores. I don’t exactly notice big difference but my nose looks better, the blackheads are sheerly layered by the powder, yeah, quite good. :)
This is my conclusion:
I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION! Sadly Indonesian seller of 100% Pure doesn’t provide this product. -_- Should I go to Bud Cosmetics again?! Well, maybe the best alternative is to buy it online. Because I will repurchase! :3
BTW, I prefer applying the powder with brush rather than with puff.
Thank you for coming, reading, and commenting! :*
Minggu, 22 Juli 2012
As I told you here, my bestfriend’s sister’s wedding was in June. I acted as ‘pager ayu’, or, what is it in English? Usher? Yeah, whatever, but my job was greeting all invitations and to ask them write in the guest book. I did it along with school friends, so it’s nice to be with them again for a while after 2-years-ago-graduation, though those friends are not the closest mates of mine. :)
I know it’s too late to
You see in the picture, it’s me! It’s a little difficult to draw a portrait of myself, so if you find it too dramatic for describing Ningrum, please tell me. LOL.
Anyway, make-up I wore that day:
The Body Shop Oil Free Balancing Foundation SPF 15 mixed with MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation. Those are my friends’. I don’t know which shade! But it’s mixed. Me and BFF have quite the same skin tone, so she applied her way of applying that stuffs to apply it on my skin. But the result is okay! It looks natural on me. :D
MAC Leopard 10-Colour Eye Pallete, 01 or 04 I forget. I chose the gold and yellow ones. Property of my BFF.
A black pencil eyeliner. I can’t remember the brand. Maybe MAC. But it’s just maybe. It’s not so easy to apply eyeliner, huh, since I’m not a pro. :))
The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Eye Colour in Golden Emerald. I really-really love this eye colour. X) Also applied on illustration to make it realistic. :D
The Body Shop Define and Lengthen Mascara. The only mascara of my own dot
The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Cheek Colour in Brown Topaz. This one brings a very fit browny pink something tone with shimmer particles added (the name’s Mica). It matches occasion like weddings, but not for daily use except I want to look like I want to go to a party whenever I teach. That’ll be funny! Used in illustration too, by the way.
100% Pure Lip Glaze in Rose Petal. I received the sample from Lynn. Thank you thank you! :* This has very smooth texture, nice to be applied, moreover it has fruity scent. BIG HEART for you, lovely lip colour! You can check the colour on my lips…on illustration. :D
That’s all, folks, about my fence profession.
Rabu, 18 Juli 2012
Iya, sejujurnya judul di atas adalah…terjemahan mentah menggunakan peranti berupa Kamus Inggris Indonesia terbitan PT Gramedia dari tulisan dalam kotak hijau di atas. :D
Oh, kenapa pakai Bahasa Indonesia? Karena saya mendapat hadiah ini dari Naomi-san, penulis blog kecantikan (eyah, semua diterjemahin mentah-mentah) yang selalu menulis dalam Bahasa Indonesia non-formal sehingga semua ulasan produknya asyik dibaca karena berasa ringan. Walau ringan, tetap rinci! Banyak emotikon lucu-lucu, lagi. :)
Hehe, makasih ya, Naomi-san. Jasamu akan kubalas… *dramatis*
Oke! Biasanya, kotak beginian datang bersama PR. Inilah PR saya, dalam Bahasa Inggris dari sononya:
Here are the Rules:
1. Create a new post (ini lagi proses)
2.Thank the lovely person who nominated you for the award. (udah, brur)
3. Pass it on to your fellow blogger. (nanti)
4. State 7 random facts about you. (segera!)
5. Claim and post the award pic. (barusan)
Oke, siap laksanakan!
7 Fakta Sembarangan Tentang Saya:
SATU. Ketuhanan yang Maha Esa, oh, salah ini bukan tes hafalan Pancasila ya? Hm, oke. Fakta pertama: Saya doyan makan coklat. Apalagi kalau coklat gelap, nggak terlalu banyak susu, nggak terlalu manis, dan ada kacang medenya. Itu sudah. Kalian kasih satu kilo juga bisa diabisin. Hihihi. Selain makan, minum coklat panas juga suka. Apalagi kalau cuaca dingin. Kebetulan Bandung sering dingin, alias kesempatan minum coklat panas bertambah. Enaaak. :D
DUA. Saya nggak suka baca buku atau nonton film terjemahan alias diisi suara. Sebel aja karena kadang kalau diterjemahin, guyonan jadi nggak sampe ke perut (nggak ngocok perut) karena lain penyampaian dan kosakatanya, yang sedih jadi canggung, adegan nyanyi dipas-pasin sampe aneh. Kadang ‘kan gerak-geriknya pun jadi sedikit nggak sinkron sama dialog. Ya pokoknya saya lebih suka apa-apa yang otentik dan apa adanya. Film Jerman, ya pake Bahasa Jerman. Film Zimbabwe, ya pake bahasa aslinya aja! Biar lebih bener!
Nah, cuma kalau buku ada pengecualian. Paling-paling yang apa boleh buat mesti baca terjemahan ya buku Jepang atau Cina, karena saya nggak bisa baca kanji! Jepang bisanya cuma hiragana katakana. Kanji hanya tahu ‘Nihon-Go’, ‘Nihon-Jin’, sama ‘Doobutsuen’. Itu pun zaman SMP, sekarang lupa! Mana ada novel Jepang isinya hiragana katakana doang. -_- *nangis*
Tapi akibat ketidaksukaan ini, saya akhirnya banyak baca novel Indonesia. Banyaknya yang kuno-kuno pula. Sebetulnya, sastrawan-wati Indonesia berbakat dan begitu pintar memadukan kata! Ceritanya juga bagus. Otentik. Apalagi Bahasa Indonesia selalu tercampur aneka dialek daerah dan kata resapan, bikin teks terlihat lebih warna-warni dan seru, nggak garing kayak karya ilmiah. Berhubung saya orang visual tulen, saya pun lebih mudah menyerap isinya. Hahaha.
TIGA. Masih inget nggak, kalau tes IQ, kan ada hasil-hasil lain yang mengungkapkan berbagai hal lain tentang kita selain IQ-nya sendiri? Pas SMA ikut tes IQ, saya membaca hasilnya di ruang BP bersama guru BP-nya. Ada poin-poin tentang kemampuan visual, akal sehat, logika, dan sebagainya. Saya lumayan kaget karena…dengan jangkauan 1-5, akal sehat (rasio) saya nilainya 3. Kurang sehat! Udah gitu, guru BP itu menyimpulkan kalau saya ‘bisa’ masuk IPA. ITU ANEH BANGET. IPA kan isinya materi penuh akal sehat. Lah ini, akal sehat cuma 3 poin, mau ngapain? Ngerusak teori gravitasi? Akhirnya saya masuk IPS, karena saya CINTA sama pelajaran-pelajaran IPS. Karena saya nggak percaya sama perintah ‘kamu bisa masuk IPA, ya masuk IPA dong!’.
Coba permainan ini: berhenti percaya sama istilah 'Anak IPA itu Dewa, anak IPS hedonis', atau apapun namanya. Jurusan ‘kan soal pilihan, jadi ya kita memilih mana yang kita suka (atau minimal lebih suka). Juga jangan ukur dari kemampuan kamu. Jika suka, semua pasti bisa dikejar! Kalau satu hal kecil ini terlaksana secara merata, sistem pendidikan dan mental anak-anak Indonesia pasti membaik!
EMPAT. Saya punya abang yang sifatnya berlawanan dari saya. Dia sangat Sanguinis. Spontan, meledak-ledak, dan kalau marah juga cepet reda. Pas lagi demen sesuatu, semua orang tau. Dia juga bergaul melulu sampe kalau lagi keluar sama adiknya pun malah telepon-teleponan sama temennya. Ya saya pun manyun doang. -_- Hehe, ini sih curhat.
LIMA. Saya gampang nangis. Nonton film kartun pun bisa nangis. Hahahaha! Jadi, jika menonton bersama saya, harap siapkan selembar tisu cadangan, siapa tahu keluar bioskop sesenggukan dan meler, cepet tutupi pakai tisu supaya nggak malu punya temen cengeng begini.
ENAM. Bulan lalu saya baru beli kaos dari Tosavica, merek Indonesia yang bahannya enaaaaaak banget. Saya sampe beli 2 modelnya sama, cuma warnanya lain. Nah, ngomongin kaos ini, pasti nyerempet ke toko yang bikin saya jatuh hati: Widely Project! Letaknya di Jalan Riau sekian, Bandung. Isinya macem-macem, nggak cuma urusan fesyen, ada suvenir-suvenir unik dan produk-produk buku Label Ink! Kebanyakan sih merek Indonesia yang bagus-bagus. Cotton Ink, Picnic, dan masih banyak. Silakan dikunjungi. ^ ^
TUJUH. Ternyata saya pernah dapet The Versatile Blogger dari Stephanie! Ini tulisannya.
Sekarang, kepada siapa saya mau lempar lagi hadiah ini?
Monggo diterima ya, My Lovely Sister, sebagai penulis blog yang cakap dalam berbagai hal termasuk mengelola toko daring yang unyu! (1 dulu deh, belum ada ide)
Dan saya akan mengulas produk-produk di bawah ini, sesegera mungkin!
# 100% Pure Powder Foundation SPF 20
# Bagder Unscented Sunscreen SPF 30
# Natur Pencuci Rambut Alami Ginseng
# The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish
Tunggu tanggal mainnya! ;)
Senin, 16 Juli 2012
My favorite video! Great filming, great setting, great actors…
and last but not least, that vintage accordeon… :D~
By the way, let’s stop the war. World is ours, it’s just silly to keep the conflict burns people and nations! Instead of being selfish and ambitious, why don’t we start making peace anywhere? Smile, be humble, waste those guns away, forget bombs, don’t like any explosion, except LOVE explosion that makes you hug somebody. :)
Sabtu, 14 Juli 2012
I’ve just watched Dugong & Din on Kompas TV right after Merem Melek Tour (bravo Ge Pamungkas!).
Dugong is an amazing creature! Please don’t let them extinct! :’(
Anyway, please stay away from sea-bombing. It harms animals inside and corals too! It’s not good for ears too. So come on, save the sea! :D
Senin, 09 Juli 2012
As I posted times ago, I bought a facial cleanser that contains no Sodium Laureth Sulfate and 100% made from natural ingredients. The title is: Lavender Seafoam from 100% Pure.
Here’s the sight of that product, created with my natural skill. Sorry, my watercolour technic is a little minus. :P
Introduction for you, taken from the id website:
All Natural, 100% Vegetarian, Gluten free
Suitable for acne prone skin, this calming face cleanser is made with nourishing organic seaweeds, softening rosehip oil, green tea, calming lavender and other organic nutrients which gives you a healthy, glowing, radiant complexion.
- Does not contain harsh detergents, synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances or any other toxins.
Seaweeds (Kelp, Sea Lettuce, Spirulina),Green Tea, French Green Sea Clay, Saponified Coconut Oil, Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Sea Buckthorn Oil, Rosehip Oil, Extracts of Pomegranate, Grapefruit Seed and Rosemary, Lavender Essential Oil, Extracts of Cinnamon, Thyme, Goldenseal and Oregano
to see the realistic photo of Lavender Seafoam, please visit this page.
So how is it in my life?
I was hooked since it contains no SLS. SLS is harsh for skin, it even harms your skin! I’ve decided to shoo SLS forever in my facial foams. Buh-bye, SLS!
Instead of SLS, Lavender Seafoam uses saponified coconut oil. What is that? I asked Mbah Google and no info really match my expectation. :P
If you’re curious, please go searching yourself and then tell me. LOL. XD
Anyway, though it’s abnormal about the absence of SLS, it still works greatly! It doesn’t foam, IMO, more like bubbling. The green colour stays green while usually foaming cleanser turns into white foam. Then I applied it to my face, massage softly and rinse. CLEAN FACE IN AN INSTANT! :D
Another clue, it can be used as a mask. Trust me. I don’t know the benefit, but it feels like using a mask. It dries up quite quickly. :D
After a month, there’s no heart-breaking breakouts, and my skin is still healthy and soft. By the way, these days my face gets cleaner. I don’t know what happens, but those pimples stays away and dries quickly. Maybe it’s influenced by products I use nowadays, I’ll talk about it later. :)
Weirdly, 100% Pure doesn’t write the expired date!
Rabu, 04 Juli 2012
Kamis, 28 Juni 2012
This sinful beauty blogger… :P
Okay, actually I have many things to be shared with you, Ladies.
I took part as a fence (LOL!) a.k.a ‘pager ayu' for my bestie's sister's wedding. Used make up in front of a big mirror with basin. Applied liquid foundation by myself for the 1st time. Learned the world of eyeliner. Make up is exciting!
I would like to make some illustrations and product reviews, and the story of that event above, but now I’m out there without my lovely honey bunny scanner.
I’m having fun in a good soothing town, so, see you! :*
Selasa, 19 Juni 2012
Hola! As I promised, I’ll write a review. And this is a review about my latest favourite lipbalm. It’s tinted! It’s in Black Cherry! It’s not sticky! The brand called..HURRAW!
So, my first impression about this lip balm is…it doesn’t bring beeswax with it. Usually, lip balms contain beeswax. Somehow, beeswax makes the balm heavy + a bit sticky. At least, for me. :) But the best point is, it’s truly vegan.
Stolen from the website:
In July, ripe, delicious black cherries grace us with their sweet juicy presence straight from the east side orchards of Montana’s Flathead Lake.
A deep wildcrafted alkanet infusion gives our black cherry balm a deep red sheer tint (a smidge darker than our cinnamon balm).
An all natural organic black cherry flavor makes it… tart and yum!
*The tint of the Black Cherry Balm can vary in color due to the Alkanet root we infuse our almond oil with. Although we craft each batch with precision and aim
to make every balm the “same”, please know that our plant infusion strengths will vary based on seasonal growing fluctuations & is somewhat expected when using
100% natural ingredients.
Ingredients: ***Alkanna tinctoria (alkanet root) infused *Prunus dulcis (sweet almond) oil; ***Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax; **Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil,
*Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, **Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, *Ricinus communis (castor) oil, *Olea europaea (olive) oil, organic black cherry flavor; Tocopherols (vitamin e)
*cold pressed / organic **raw & organic ***wildcrafted
See? The (ingredients) list is very simple. :D You can check the website yourself to see other variants.
Okay, now, I’m telling how much I love this lip balm. As I mentioned, it’s tinted. You can see the swatch on picture. :) I even applied two layers on the girl’s lips to make it real. Hahahahaha! Before, it was more peach-pink a bit pale there, but after Hurraw!-ed, it became more red. Very sheer, but it’s real.
The balm gives all I want to get from a lip balm. Almost all. :P
Moisturizing? Yes. Even better than another that I’ve tried. I can really feel my lips smoother and moisturized immediately after application.
Staying power? Well, this factor is too random. It could stay longer, but you shouldn’t eat or drink too often. :D If I only use the balm without drinking water at home, yes, it may stick on my lips for many hours. And sometimes I also lick my lips without any purpose—just a habit. Though, thanks to its all-natural ingredients so I won’t swallow any toxic if I accidentally lick this balm.
Tint? On my lips, it gives natural orange-pink-red-ish tone. Very sheer and a little glossy. Good, actually, but I’m not a gloss-lover, so I make every application very careful too avoid over-glossy look. :D Anyway, it’s useful when my lips are pale due to dehydration or AC effect. I can make it more coloured without being too made up like wearing lipstick.
Packaging? Awesome. Extremely cute with ovale-head-shape (yes, ovale) and slim figure, just like a bubble gum thingy. I can plung it into my pencil case and bring it everywhere!
Price? 3.79 US $, and not available in Indonesia. Should be bought online. Thank you, Lynn, to let me buy this product with your help! :*
Just that? No, no, I haven’t tell you the scent? It’s very cherry. Natural cherry from real cherries. Love it so. :3
That’s all! :D If you want to try one, go buy it…online. :) But it’s worth to try. FYI, Hurraw is a US brand.
Thank you! Save the Earth! ;D
Senin, 18 Juni 2012
Alright. Call me sinful. A sinful beauty blogger. No review for weeks. No beauty stuffs. Just doodles, then stopped at all.
Firstly, please let me say…PARDON me! D’:
I had a cough in the last 2 weeks. I cured it with Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, a Chinese herbal syrup that tastes like cherry. :9 I was getting better, but still feel bad about the phlegm (dahak). So I took Bisolvon. The phlegm were reduced, though I haven’t really free from cough, phlegm, and headache plus stomachache and my voice was gone for a while. -_- Oh man. Can you imagine, a piano lesson you’re in with a teacher that’s not able to talk more than 10 seconds!? YES, I’ve been a very quiet teacher for several days. My poor students. :’( Sorry.
But don’t worry, I am feeling GREAT now! You know how I finally cured? By drinking warm Chrysantemum Tea! Twice a day! Just in 3 x 24 hours, my cough and phlegm and other diseases went away like a fog! And it’s just sugar and chrysantemum powder. What a flower. It’s magical!
I should have known! XD LOL. I always greet this tea since I was a kid. Since my cough that time sounds terrible and needs medicine, I took medicine. Ah, at last, I didn’t need medicine or drugs. Just a glass of tea.
Thank you, Chrysantemum Goddess. :*
So, after being healthy again, I’ll review some products! Coming soon. ;D