Senin, 30 Desember 2013

Veggie Report #1

You see, I’m becoming a vegetarian. But, growing up in a omnivorous surroundings, it’s not one hundred percent easy to just switch to it!

Lots of tolerance, effort, and consistency needed on the way to my goal.  What is my goal? Being a vegetarian.  Yap.  Inside and out.  Not eating animals and apply animal-cruelty-free topical products.

Why I want to be a vegetarian? Am I on diet? No, no at all! I just think that it’s not fun for animals to be suffered and killed by us, massively, and we eat their meat and flesh happily.  I don’t get the point.  We are amazing at conquering the world, creating cultures and methods, but some cultures are…cruel.  Simply cruel.

Animals are alive.  They breath, produce voices, they feel pain…ah, they’re simply a active-living-creature! Now, do you know how bad we treat them? Even when we don’t kill ‘em, we torture them with our greed. 

So, one day, I decided to start building my way to vegetarian life.  I think I started in 2010, when I made Rumtarian, a special program made by me, for me.  As I remember, I made Wednesday and Friday as animal-free days.  Saturday-Sunday are free.  The other day, I guess, beef are forbidden, and on Thursday I only eat seafood and vegetables + fruits.

Because it’s not easy to follow the day strictly, I continue the Rumtarian days with different term.  I made 3 days in a week meat-free, something like that. 

It’s still a little bit difficult.  Sometimes, rejecting somebody’s special dishes he/she made for you personally may trigger sadness.  But sometimes their dishes are…mostly animal-y.  That’s why, sometimes, when I’m with a new acquaintance, I try to tell that I’m a vegetarian.  With a hope that he or she will remember it forever. :p

Okay, now, to match the title, I would like to tell you, people, that I have free myself from some kind of meat.  I used to love duck.  Fried duck with special sambal.  Ah, it’s delicious! And, oh, I loved lamb-satay!

But actually, starting with rarely-cooked animals are easier! I mean, duck and lamb are not as common as beef plus chicken!

Today, I happily announce that I don’t eat duck and lamb anymore. I think it’s been 6 months or more.  I avoid beef and chicken too and prefer seafood as far as I can.  So I think I’m more like Pescaterian these days.  Pescaterian eats only seafood, and the rest of it that’s not animals. 

It’s almost 2014. Let’s make a good new year resolution! What’s yours? Mine is to continue my vegetarian project.  For goodness!

Wish me luck! <3

Yesterday’s cousin’s wedding make up! :D

Congratulation for Kak Arti and Kak Robby! Longlast and live happily ever after! <3

Senin, 16 Desember 2013

Hopefully, we will achieve a new lifestyle, a better one! :D

Here I have a campaign, read the first (almost-successful) program here: :)

Patchwork Works

I used to paste these photos weeks ago on my previous posts, but, yeah, sometimes i have internet connection trouble and time limit, so, here, I post some late real-photos that should have been included in my reviews.

This is me using 100% Pure lip glaze in Cabernet. Forgive the narcissism. ;)

Here’s the real review of that lip colour:


I took a picture of my Babo Botanicals sunscreen. Here it is:

My review is there:

Happy Monday, people!

Some Pink Stuff :)


Nicole’s Natural Rose Shower Gel

Etude House Petit Bijou Peach All-Over Spray

Etude House Silk Scarf Hair mist

100% Pure Lip & Cheek Tint in Peach Glow

The Body Shop Big & Curvy Mascara

Pixy Eye Liner in Black

Yiha, I have things in pink. I love pink. :)

Selasa, 26 November 2013

Sunshine Rabbit

I’m a summer person.  I feel alive when The Sun is up outside and no rain.  But I still love rain when I’m safe somewhere indoor.  LOL.

Everything comes with a risk.  If I love The Sun that much, I must accept that The Sun radiates its ray.  Along with those ultraviolet particles too.  And we all know: ultraviolet is dangerous for your skin if sunken, especially the one appeared on midday. 

So, I admit that I need sunscreen, since I often go outside, too!  For years and months, I’ve been longing for a good sunscreen.  For some logic and passionate reason,  a good sunscreen, for me, is the one with better ultraviolet-prevention ingredients, for example: it won’t clog your pores, the shield-agent should be natural or mineral in this case, not chemical.  You can Google about what is mineral and chemical.  Usually, these organic or natural sunscreen on the market own zinc oxide as the mineral agent.  It better be non-nano too, if you don’t get what is non-nano, please keep searching on Google, I’m not good in explaining about that.  :p

 I was curious with many products before, since finally I got two various Badger’s sunscreen from Lynn.  A little sample and a stick. She has reviewed Badger’s products on her blog, so I’ve already known that it should be a good sun protector.  And it’s not bad! The only downside is the cream leaves white stains from some specific ingredient on the skin.  Overall, I love that sunscreen with natural cocoa scent (and it contains real cocoa butter too).   

One day, Lynn sold her sunscreen stick from Babo Botanicals.  I bought it.  It’s a cute stick with green label and bunny illustration.  Simple and smells like apple.  It has clear zinc oxide which is literally transparent.   It’s not sticky, and months after using that regularly everytime I meet my Sunshine, I think it doesn’t cause any breakouts or any other skin trouble.

I have to say I’m in LOVE with this sun protector.

You may visit for further info about this super cute sunscreen and other natural products! J  Meanwhile, to make it easy, here I paste the ingredients of that one ‘sun and wind protector’ I have, plus a little explanation.

It contains:

Zinc Oxide, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba seed) oil, cera alba (beeswax)*, sesame indicum (sesame seed) oil*, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax*, persea americana (avocado) oil*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, natural apple flavor, tapioca starch*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil*, tocopherol (vitamin E). *Certified Organic Ingredients

And this formula should have these benefits:

For Face, Lips, Nose and Ears

# Power-packed UVA & UVB sun protection of zinc goes on clear - no more white residue!

# Skin-soothing balm contains certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado.

# Moisturizing shea butter and beeswax helps prevent and relieve chapped face, nose, lips and ears.

# This sunscreen is chemical-free and playground safe. It’s sweat proof, absorbs quickly, won’t clog pores and is non-greasy.

It such an out-of-season review, since it’s rainy season now.  But, meh, this global warming makes season is just a word.  I have rain, super-bright-sunshine, extreme wind, hardcore cold, all in a ONE-WEEK package!  Every single day, each with different weather.  And if we complain about that, please remember: we, and our ancestors maybe, have built this situation together.  From tribal life to modern life, with lots of CFCs and energy, electricity, waste, toxic, etc.  Our ozone has broken.  Now we’re just simply here to enjoy the effect.  Never meant to blame you, and, no, I don’t support another complains and critics. 

Now, all we have to do is: REPAIR THE EARTH! :)

By the way, I bought some Nicole’s natural bath products this afternoon.  I need the shower gel (that I generally use for shampooing), and because I was soooo longing for lavender scent lately, I took their Lavender soap bar too.  Et voilà, I got free gift: Citrus body lotion in small bottle.   The shower gel  I purchased was the Rose one.  So, three ranges in a row.  Impulsive buying.  Forgive me! LOL.  But thank you for the gift and 10%  discount on shower gel because I brought back the previous shower-gel empty bottle (the Green Tea one).  ©

Senin, 28 Oktober 2013

Do You Believe in Nature?

Synthetic ingredients and other chemicals might scare you.  It makes you feel  guilty sometimes, because you know it’s going to harm you somehow, slowly. 

It’s real.  Lipstick with leads.  With carmine a.k.a crushed beetle.  Face powder with asbestos inside. Creams that clog your pores event if they make you glowSoaps to disturb deep-water-life-cycle.  Brushes from furry friends murdered.  Food with parabens.  And all things creepy to be imagined.

Beauty world can be dark sometimes.  Those who jump into the more-natural-and-eco-friendly beauty habits will feel more secure, but not all the time.  We still find natural substances that works similarly with some dangerous synthetic ingredients.  Oh yes, and we can’t totally move from synthetic stuff.  They can be useful sometimes!

But if there’s a will, there’s a way.  Don’t you ever think about how our ancient grandmas/grandpas lived without big industry and manufacturers like today? They used to grow everything themselves! They made things at home!  No commercial creams, no sausage, no artificial fruit juices.  And do you realize? They lived longer, healthier!

Should we shut all the supermarkets down and start to own a garden? Not that extreme.  We have to accept world nowadaysWe can make little changes here and there.  We start with ourselves, our family, our friends, then we may conquer the world—LOL.

We must believe in nature, responsibly.  Take only what we need, don’t be greedy! Use natural products wiselyDon’t just buy things with ‘natural’ label.  Read the ingredients yourself.  Learn a lot.  Don’t be lazy! Don’t be eaten with contains natural ingredients thingy.

And you know what? Sometimes we don’t need that much bulky products.  We may have only 2 shades of lipstick.  One face cream.  One face cleanser, or you can just buy a bottle of plant oil (e.g: VCO, sweet almond oil, grapefruit oil, avocado oil, rosehip oil, etc.) as a cleanser and moisturizer! So you just save your money and your space for double bottles/tube.   

You can Google about how to live more naturally.  I’m not Google, not even a daughter of Google (?).  I suddenly write these whole thoughts to motivate you, friends, to respect your body, humanity, and Mother Earth!

Would you please do that?

n.b: Selamat Hari Sumpah Pemuda! Cinta Indonesia.

Selasa, 22 Oktober 2013

A Lip Glaze to Cheer The Day

I’m not a person who like to make a formal post title.  So, if this post should be formal, I’ll probably have written: REVIEW & SWATCH: 100% Pure Lip Glaze in Cabernet.

No, it’s not so Ningrumisme.  But truly, I’m posting about that review and swatch for real, anyway!

Pass my unimportant words above. 

When I ordered my 100% Pure products months ago, I picked on lip glaze product as a gift for my Mom’s birthday.  I gave it to her earlier because her previous lipstick, the one from The Body Shop, has been old and dry.  I want my Mom to consume a better lipstick, because she often licks her lip colour!

My Mom loves the colour, but she doesn’t really click with the boldness of it.  Because it’s RED. I mean, bright red like what. ! The colour is matte red, a little pink if you look closer, maybe that’s why they wrote on the website: deep blue red, not a basic red or what?  It’s not looking that cheerful when you see the lip-stick.  But when applied, yes, it’s red. Woohoo, how many ‘red’ word I used?

And you know what? I love that colour! Hahaha.  My Mom and I share the lipstick in the end.  We use it together.  Because we’re simply mother and daughter, plus, I don’t believe that this lipstick tube may be empty in a year if she uses it alone.  I’m the one who loves experiencing with make up! LOL. 

So, about redness of the tone.  I’ve been searching for a red lipstick, without glossy effect.  I would like to try classic make up theme.  I’m a theme person! I change my style everyday.  I go sporty, I go pink, I go Barbie, I go nerdy, like, day by day.  And this red lipstick, I need it for my vintage look! Imagine a red lips paired with floral shirt and denim skirt? Nice as heaven.

And this Cabernet Lip Glaze of 100% Pure gives me that. So I would like to repurchase this again, later, along with other shade to try. I’ve tried rose petal too before, got a sample from Lynn,  it’s a little dark pink on me. <3

Okay, I love the colour.  But I’m not finished.  Don’t you think some lipsticks are too dry and cracky sometimes? Or, it feels heavy sometimes.  In my case, this lip glaze is not sticky nor drying, and it’s creamy with quite long-lasting pigment!  Note this: every lips are special.  It may gives different effect on yours, but on me, that’s how it goes.

You can build the colour if you apply the creamy lip glaze twice or more.

Oh, one more thing, it smells fruity! Cute! I feel like like a little girl trying to wear make up.  And your make up are made from fruits!

Look what they put inside the stick, the one wrapped beautifully with metal cylinder covered by beautiful floral prints:

Organic Avocado Butter*, Organic Cocoa Butter*, Contains all or some of the following Fruit Pigments: Organic Cherry*, Organic Plum*, Cabernet Grape, Organic Raspberry*, Organic Blueberry*, Organic Blackberry*, Organic Peach*, Organic Apricot*, Organic Tomato*, Organic Pomegranate*, Organic Cacao (chocolate)*, Organic Rose Petals*, Organic Lavender Flower* and Organic Cinnamon*, Organic Shea Butter*, Organic Rosehip Oil*, Organic Mango Butter*, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), May contain Mica (natural shimmery mineral) * Certified Organic

Nice! I’m more happy because they don’t add beeswax on it.  It feels lighter on lips without beeswax.  And, the reason why it’s creamy? Perhaps because you can see avocado, cocoa, she, and mango butter.  Butter! Nothing better than those vegan butter! :D You know I love shea butter, and I do love fruits. 

Alright, if you’re curious, just hop and read the website yourself, okay? Here’s the link:

Thank you if you read this and be inspired.  On the illustration, I give you the real swatch on paper, that heart-shaped red colour. ;)

By the way, DON’T COPY OR USE MY ARTWORK WITHOUT PERMISSION, get it?  See you! Happy Wednesday.  :D

The truth is: I love bold red lips for some occasion. I don’t care what people say. I love them. When it suits my mood, I’ll be bold. :)


Rabu, 25 September 2013

Aku mau bawa pulang jerapah.

Tapi hewan liar tidak boleh dipelihara di dalam rumah.

Lagipula rumahku terlalu pendek untuk jerapah yang sangat jangkung ini.

Apa boleh buat, kubawa kembali jerapah ke habitatnya, dengan gerobak kayu kepunyaanku.


Senin, 26 Agustus 2013

Sweet Cherry Lips

Okay guys, don’t be bored with another lip product review from me! :D

Let me tickle your fancy first before we start.  Here’s my new lip butter from 100% PureIt has cute oval tin packaging, a simple form of lip moisturizer.  You have to take the butter with your finger and apply through your lips.  Some people may not be in love with this method since it’s less hygienic.  But I’m fine. 

I have the Cherryflavor.  It smells literally like cherry, mixed with other fruits.  FYI, it’s all natural and contains no beeswax.  So, this one’s vegan!  Just like my Hurraw! tinted lip balm, which comes in cherry taste too.

Talking about tint, yes, this one’s tinted.  It’s sheer red on my lips, added with glossy effect.  

It’s not sticky, nor drying.  I love this lip butter so much!  The texture is great, buttery, melts beautifully on lips. 

And if you want to see what plants are inside this butter, here:

Organic Butters of Avocado1, Shea2 and Cocoa1, Organic Rosehip Oil3, Organic Cherry Flavor4, Organic Pigments of Cranberry5, Strawberry4, Black Berry4, Pomegranate4, Cherry4 and Plum4, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Stevia

By the way, how’s your summer holiday, fellas? Do you had fun? ;)

Minggu, 25 Agustus 2013

Sun is up, clothes are flowery.  Let’s say hi to lovely days ahead! <3

Rabu, 24 Juli 2013

Sweet Award :9

Sweet Surrender! An award talking about sweetness! :D

-Give credit to the person who gave you this award: LYNN! Thanks, Fella!  :D

-Answer the following questions

Cookies or Cake?

Both! I’m not being greedy, but I love cookies and cake and Christmas is always the best moment because we get a lot of cookies and cakes.  So I eat them without being boring at all.  My favorite cookie is kaastengels, from cheese.  While cake, ugh, I do love cheese cake! I’m a true cheeser. 

Chocolate or Vanila?

More to vanilla. :9 Chocolate is nice and addictive, but when eating, I prefer vanilla! Too much chocolate cream or paste or anything makes me feel a little dizzy somehow. 

What is my favourite sweet treat?

Apple pie! I always love apple pie, or other fruits pie.  The dough of pie is sooo delicious and when it is mixed with vla plus fresh kiwis, peaches, apples, strawberries…HEAVEN.

Oh, I love klepon too! And kue nagasari, something milky, solid, with a banana slice inside, wrapped in a banana leave.  Superb!

And fruits! I love fruits! They are sweet, naturally.  And fresh, and full of vitamins! :D

Oh, another one: Elle & Vire Creme Dessert in vanilla or chocolate! So yummy!

When do I crave sweet things the most?

I usually start to find some chocolate bar, cupcake, pudding, or crème brulee when I’m so happy or so nervous or when I’m sad or missing someone. Or when my body simply ask for something sweet!

If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

I don’t know.  Maybe…Sugar? Brown Sugar?  :p The way people  call me itself, ‘Ning’, has created a sweet sound to me.  It’s just so girly and traditional dan cute. 

Okay, now I want to resend this award sweet new follower:

Aimee of chocobunnii13 (! :D

Kissable Cheeks!

I used to be faithful to powdered blush since the first time I know what blush on is.  I believe that I have oily skin, so cream blush would be clogging and make my face shining like a diamond! LOL.

But yeah, deep in the heart I always be attracted to cream blushes.  They usually come in a beautiful jar or tube or pump bottle or even in stick form! Somehow it looks simple and cute!

There are several products in my mind when it comes to ‘cream blush’ (or liquid ones) : 100% Pure lip and cheek tint that looks so promising, Make Up Forever cream blush (with thousand shades they have, yeah!), Benefit Cha-Cha tint, Skin Food’s lip and cheek tint with a cute tin packaging, Etude House jelly blusher, oh, and another ones! Yes, cream blushes are too sweet!

 I finally decided to own one from 100% Pure since, it’s all natural, fruit-pigmented, free of animal-cruelty, it’s cute and it works both for lip and cheek, a blush and a lip colour, what a combo! It might not so easy to be bought in store, but thankfully The Universe supports me always!

But what is this thing I talk about, actually? Here, some words to clear your mind:

100% natural formula was designed to be used as a cream blush and a lip tint. Pure fruit pigments in a base of skin and lip softening and moisturizing shea and cocoa butters. Highly concentrated with anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants.

Got a little clue, Ladies? ;)

This is a stick cream blush that can be used as your lip colour, that’s how I describe the thing. And I’ve been hooked with this since January 2012! And finally I found a way to get this product, hehe.

The only trouble I got is: what shade to choose? They offer 6 shades of this tint: Peach Glow, Pink Grapefruit, Cranberry Glow, Cocoa Berry, Strawberry, and Sugar Plum.   At first, I thought the best shade would be Cranberry Glow or Peach Glow, both may contain more warm tone, so for my yellow-brown-red-something skin tone,  it will be fine.  And the Cranberry is red, I want to achieve red lips! Peach sounds great too for peachy nude lips! These two shades also come without shimmer! :)

But that only the first expectation.  Suddenly, I read Lynn’s review of this lip and cheek tint.  She owns the one in Pink Grapefruit.  She said it was good for her skin tone, and it looks good when I saw her review photos.  She also sent me a little sample because I was SO curious!

Then here it goes, the sample plus swatch (double layered) on cassava paper:


So pink! Bright and cheerful pink, some kind of pink I rarely use.  Hehe.  How it goes on my skin? It leaves a truly pink colour, but don’t worry, we can blend it with fingers and make it more natural. 

For lip usage, it’s quite pretty.  Surprisingly, I look nice with pink lips! But no, for me, it’s still too magenta, especially on my cheeks. 

Thankfully, I have tried this shade before, and learned that it’s not for me.  So when I finally ordered the full version, I decided to choose Peach Glow. Maybe later I will try Cranberry too, but for now, I’m satisfied with this warm peach colour, because it suits me very well!

Here’s the swatch, the appearance of this product itself, and my opinions! :D




Is it drying? Nope.  And on lips, it looks matte, not glossy at all.  I love it! I think I want to try Cranberry Glow someday to see myself with matte red lips!

It feels creamy, yummy, smells fruity! It’s not greasy, nor too glossy for your cheeks and lips.  If you love a natural look, with literally natural materials, then this lip and cheek tint is for you! :D

Okay now, from the skincare side, do I notice any breakouts by using this formula almost everyday? Nope! Both the pink one, the peach one, they act nicely on my skin, not to mention the different shade and effect.   

Anyway, the ingredients are:

Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Honey Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Pigments of Plum, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry, Raspberry and Cabernet Grape, Strawberry Extract, Pigments of Strawberry, Cherry, Cocoa Bean, Peach, Apricot, Blueberry, Carrot and Tomato

 To see another shade and products of 100% Pure, simply visit their webpage:

And this is my self-portrait, using real make up on paper, by colouring it with near-my-skin-tone marker.


Yes, I have a stick of Alima Pure Nourishing Lip Balm, I swapped it with my mineral blush of TBS with Lynn.  Here’s the lip balm illustrated by watercolour, all infos and ingredients are available to be seen on their website (


I got the Holly Berry shade. It has beautiful sheer red tint.  Just get a minus feeling about the glossy effect!

That’s all for today, folks! Happy Wednesday! And may your green effort be bigger everyday! Come on, we’re living on Earth, there’s nothing wrong with loving Earth and trying to protect the natural habits of it. Because we love cleanliness and happiness!

Senin, 22 Juli 2013

Love, Love, All You Need is Love and Respect and Go Vegan!

Love, Love, All You Need is Love and Respect and Go Vegan!


Hello, People! Do you know that elephants are ‘umbrella creature’? They protect rainforests,  and they are very charming! Their pregnancy takes 2 years long.  And when a baby elephant died, surely, every elephant around will be so sad, so that…Raju.  Baby Raju is about 2 or 3 months old.  He’s cute, he’s nice, he’s an orphan.  People has tried the best to keep him alive and happy, to grow and someday he will be a masculine strong man who conquer rainforest in Sumatra. 


I only see him via Twitpics, but he has stolen my heart!

But he passed away this afternoon.  And I tried to hold my tears because I was in a public transportation when I read about his sad ending.  He was rescued, he was helped, yeah, God took him.  Maybe he’ll be happier there, he has better life and environment now.  Bye, Little Raju.  :’)

Selasa, 16 Juli 2013

Been craving for galaxy prints stuffs! <3 

Ladies, This is a Secret. Tell Everybody about This! :D

This is gonna be a serious post. Really.  I don’t even smile when writing this. Yes, I’m having my serious face and I’m on period. So please be careful and read this seriously.

Oh, please, I need to laugh now! LOL.

Okay, ladies. I’ll make a very feminine post. And it’ll change your mind about something we call…feminine napkins. *giggle giggle*

So, since I’ve been a little-green-monster and being really care about garbage and orangutans in junior high school, then a little guilty feeling appeared on me.

I asked a lot to the world: How to reduce waste? How to save orangutans? How to delete air pollution? And many other questions.

But there’s also one thing I’ve been worrying about: my feminine napkins rubbish. Well, firstly, it’s not biodegradable as a trash.

Then a woman told me that those disposable menspads are dangerous too because of the materials! Yo, people, some of them are from recycled paper, bleached with chemical stuffs, and again, and again.  She even did a little test to make sure that your menspad contains whitening-agent plus made from paper.

And, paper to absorb liquid? Are you kidding me!?  Recycled paper is great, but not for this purpose, please!

Okay, so, this ‘Tante’ said she sells menspads from cotton with Anion strips. Seems promising at first, because it releases some oxygen particles that is good for your health. And it’s 100% cotton she told me. It absorbs liquid perfectly thanks to the gel inside. It’s made in China.

And it’s IDR 40.000 per pack.  8 pads.  Me and my Mom agreed to use it for me.  Surely, a mother will choose a better product for her daughter! I was happy at that time, but still, it’s quite expensive and…I have no idea about the continuation of the pads’ life.  They’ll end up at landfills, suck up Earth’s pores and no word biodegradable, too.

Okay, I used to hang on this Anion stuff for a while.  After that, there’s also My Lady menspad that contains Anion too, in a cheaper price, so I bought that and stopped the one from China.

Has it released my mind from the guilt? NEVER.

I always dreamed about a biodegradable menspad. Or maybe a menspad from bamboo or whatever.  LOL. I invented a lot of idea but they’re only in my head.

Then I found a very BRIGHTENING post about menspad at Lynn’s page! (



It’s a menspad, made from cloth.  You don’t have to trash it everyday, you can just simply wash it and reuse the thing! IT’S AMAZING.  And again, mostly made in Indonesia!

Maybe some of you (and me) will experience some awkwardness about washing it.  Sometimes it’s hard to remove the stain.You are not suggested to use powder detergent because it’s more likely to disturb the absorption power of your menspad.  Also avoid cleansers with softener and whitener. But then it’s not that easy to wash with liquid one.  In my case, Lynn gave me free ecospot, an all-natural spot remover stick.  It’s gel-like with more thick consistency. It works. J  Other alternatives to erase the spot: baking soda, lemon peel, etc.  You can buy this stick here:

After washing with room-temperature water (don’t use hot/warm water!), please let it dry under the sun! It’s free, it’s natural, and it’s anti-bacterial.  :D

For now on, I have 5 menspads from various brands: Green Nappy, Ziggie Zag, Baby Oz, and Clue Bebe.   And how’s my impression about this revolution? Well, good!  It’s such a good thing to reduce your period’s bad mood by decreasing guilty feeling!

And, just so you know, in my opinion, cloth menspads absorb even better than disposable ones. It’s less leaky, it’s not wrinkling to the center because they have wings with ‘click’ button. Yay! The best thing is, they are very comfortable!

Now the question is: Where can we buy this kind of menspad? They aren’t appear on store shelves with beautiful plastic wrap, so…

Most cloth menspads can be bought online.  Here are links I know, for you:‎/

You’ll feel more responsible with yourself, especially in this girl’s business! :D

And yes, happier Earth!  <3 Mother Earth will be happy for you!

Senin, 15 Juli 2013

Please search this hastag on Twitter, and be prepared to cry and angry at the same time after you know what is this about:


We love Papa Genk and we won’t ever let this thing happen again to the elephants! Stop animal cruelty!

Oh, and, God bless Cory Monteith.  So sad he left so early.  I’ve just rewatched Glee last week! :’(

My fruity cosmetics have arrived home safely! I hide one stuff from the complete haul, cause I want to make it as a gift for my Mom, so I hide it for a while. :D

Anyway, it seems so tempting, safe, and cute! <3 

Recycle Your Powdered Blush, Baby!

Once upon a time, I got a little pocket of powdered mineral blush sample of The All Natural Face (from Lynn, again).  I love the colour, it looks pale compared to my warm yellow something skin, but when it’s applied, it’s perfectly peach and nice!

I wonder how it works in a different form, for example, in creamy texture? And I heard a lot about cream blush anywhere, I have real cream blushes, but I really want to try to make a cream blush.

So I changed the rest of this blush I have into a creamy cosmetic!

n.b: The oil shouldn’t always be VCO. You may use other oils, like olive oil, sweet almond oil, or anything. 

good luck in trials! ;)

The L-Ascorbic Acid Project

Oui, I talk about a vitamin.  The special vitamin that everyone loves! Vitamin C! The scientific name is Ascorbic Acid.  Some of them called Magnesium Ascorbyl Phospate. 

 Vitamin C, usually found in oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons, and almost every fruits, has good intentions for you.

I will mention things I know so far: it brightens your day and your skin tone, it cures scar, it is a shield from influenza and other viruses, it reduces wrinkles, it makes your skin more supple and healthy, it protects your skin from ultraviolet damage, oh, Vitamin C is so smart you can’t imagine how God created that vitamin, actually!

Vitamin C serums are everywhere on the market, but have you ever imagine about…making it yourself? Because, yes, you can! The ‘serum’ word may be threatening.  It sounds difficult, it needs scientific research, and whatsoever.   But think about how many additional added to those serums out there.  If you make one yourself, you’ll simply apply only pure water + the vitamin on your face!

I’ve been knowing that we can make our vitamin C serum ourselves, but I don’t have the materials and I was too lazy to make it (LOL).   Once, Lynn The Lovely Cosme Blogger sent me a little jar of Ascorbic Acid powder (or crystals?) plus glycerine along with another stuffs I ordered.  So I decided to make this serum finally!


And there you are, I introduce you to my C Serum!  Yep, labeled it myself.  Reusing glass bottle.  Freshly made new drops every 3-4 days!



Here’s the ingredients:


I don’t know the exact measure of every ingredients, so, please make yours proportionally, or you can Google a better recipe.  :)  Sorry to not being scientific.  <3

Glycerin is not required. You can use it or not anyway. ;)

I’ve been using it religiously in a week, so far, my skin doesn’t show any dislikes to this serum.  It’s more supple and because the texture is juicy, it’s fine, not pore-clogging! I wish it will erase my acne scars and tone my skin! :D But so far, I have a nice facial skin condition, since I changed to all-natural habit!

By the way, one of my friend, he knows thing like that based on his school faculty, he told me to keep the serum in the refrigerator.  Vitamin C is easily evaporate in warm temperature.  So, please keep it safely inside that ‘kulkas’, please.

Oh, and, attention please: don’t mix the materials with metal stuff! Vitamin C and metal are not good friends, please use plastic or glass mixer and jar.  :D

And make sure you use demineralized water, like Amidis.  Vitamin C and minerals are not fine, too.

Let’s try this recipe happily! ;) 

To find the vitamin C powder, maybe you can find it at pharmacists.  I don’t know how to get it here, since Lynn also bought it from US.


Be careful with this DIY, vitamin C needs special percentage to be used.  So, please, since I’m not a pharmacist, ask Google or other professionals if you’re worry about the safe amount of vitamin C topical usage.

Do a little test before you use your serum.  It might be irritating or sting sometimes. :D

Minggu, 14 Juli 2013

Rima Juwita

A lot of girls suffer from oily hair.  Me too.

So they do hairwash almost everyday.  I don’t, since I have  thick hair that needs almost 24 hours to dry after wash.  Crazy, huh?

But actually, it doesn’t really help.  It might cause the hair even more oily, I read about this somewhere.  Maybe, the science is similar with our skin.  It’s oily because it’s dry!

Anyway, away from that theory, we’re living in the world where shampoos are made with sulphates! So, to be honest, it’s like actually we wash our beautiful keratin group with…detergent, like, literally.  Somehow, there are also synthetic unsafe preservatives like parabens and DMDM Hydantoin (read your commercial shampoo’s ingredients now, and you’ll find this name, yes, it is actually a formaldehyde-releaser). 

Note this: our hair is not dishes! LOL.  We shouldn’t wash it with dishwasher thingy, right?

Well, it won’t be easy for us, with this longlife habit to wash our hair routinely and to have that feeling of ‘the more it foams, the more it cleans’.  Yes, we may feel cleaner with sulphates, but, no, it’s not really safe.  What about your sensitive scalp or natural hair condition?

Anyway, my better-hair-softer-foam journey started from The Body Shop.  I tried their Olive Shampoo by understanding about this foam things.  The shampoo is clear, smells natural, with thin-bubbles, not like the others.  It’s in 2010.  I changed to Bilberry one, then to Banana, along with the conditioner, because I love the scent. 

Not so long after that, TBS launched their biodegradable shampoo called Rainforest HaircareI have tried two of them Balance and Shine (which the scent is nice, grassy!).  Unfortunately, it didn’t really fix my amazing hair.  It’s a little drying.  And my scalp isn’t an easy topic, too.  It’s dry! The review is here:

Then I shifted to L’Occitane with their promising Soothing Shampoo and I love this heaven-made shampoo, especially the after-cleanse-effect and the special sweet scent! But I haven’t been satisfied yet.  I need something without sulphates!

So, yep, I tried to multiuse my Nicole’s Natural shower gel as a body wash and hair wash! And what I got? It’s silly at first.  The Citrus one was too thick for my hair needs.  Then I moved to Green Tea and I’m not going back! This choice is the best! Besides its lovely aroma, it’s also great to clean my hair properly, plus it’s not drying.  Yay for no more nay sulphates!

It’s not the end yet! I found out that actually we have this thing called ‘dry shampoo’ in the rare society lately.  Girls believe in baby powder.  This stuff can solve your greasy hair.  If you don’t have time to wash your hair with water + a proper shampoo, you may simply pour down the powder to absorb some oils. 

And then I think about talc.  Talc has been considered as containing asbestos.  Sounds like something for your house’s roofs, maybe? I don’t really understand, but it could disturb your health anyway.  Imagine this material used for innocent sensitive babies. 

Not every talc in the market contains asbestos, actually.  But I decided to not using talc anywhere I can.  So, to constitute baby powder, I made myself a dry shampoo with ingredients you can find in the kitchen! Yes, in the kitchen.  I found this recipe somewhere on the blog of someone cool, but I forget where it is actually, so sorry.  Hey, your recipe’s good, by the way! It consists of cocoa powder and corn starch (a.k.a maizena). 

I added new formula for my dry shampoo: grounded coffee.  It came in my mind first when I thought I have no cocoa powder (then I found a jar of it, LOL).  I don’t want my dry shampoo to dye my hair and make it grayish, so I give it dark tones, as suggested in that blog too. :p

Some people in green blogs have actually tried to not using any shampoo through the days, only water, and they solve their trouble with this dry shampoo, but I don’t really dare to do the same, though I think it’s gonna be good! I’m too lazy to wash my hair, sometimes.  But, shampooing your hair is nice, too, with nice fragrance and everything.  Yeah but for hectic days, it might be COOL to the max to save my hair fully dry but healthy. :p

This is my dry shampoo in reality, kept in a small bottle, with washi tape from Hong Kong (thanks my Bro!) labelled with handwritings):

What about my dry shampoo, by the way? I LOVE THIS DECISION OF MINE TO MAKE A DRY SHAMPOO! As you can see in the illustration, yes, I simply love those powdery friends of mine.  They save my day, my hair, and I get rima juwita, pretty hair!

Is that enough for me to treat my hair with dry shampoo, a sulphate-free shower gel, and some love? It should be enough, but, I often go anywhere with public transports, the place where sometimes you’ll be accompanied with smoke-scent! Ugh, I hate cigarettes.  And the smell of it! Once in my life, I smelled a cigarette stick, not burnt yet, it smells like spices.  It’s good, hahaha.  Sadly, when it comes in contact with lighter, it’s smoky and…yucky, and unhealthy for both passive smoker and the smoker itself. 


Err, okay, out from that protest, yep, I don’t like it when my hair is smelly.  So I bought a hair mist from Etude House via my friend, since I couldn’t find it at any stores.  It called Silk Scarf.  I’m in love with its sweetly-designed bottle.   It gives you a clean floral soapy fragrance on your hair.  And no, it’s not greasy unless you drop a half bottle of on your hair! :D

Please Google yourself the ingredients.  It’s not printed on the bottle.  It contains some oils and preservatives, but not out from my border. J

Yo, that’s my hair story, People! What about yours?  ;)

Selasa, 02 Juli 2013

What about dry shampoo? What about homemade Vit.C serum? What about no-soap days? Oh I love living like this!


Rosey Rose Floral Life

Well, I guess, I’m surrounded with ROSE thingy anywhere, mostly in toiletries life.  I have Atlas Mountain Rose EDT from The Body Shop, and I routinely apply Nicole’s Natural's Rose Body Lotion

One day, Lynn kindly share another rose stuff to me. Here’s the product: Utama Spice Rose Allure Body Lotion. I’ve been interested with Utama Spice since Lynn wrote a review about their products.  I’m mostly excited that they have Cocoa Love Body Butter that seems tempting with simple and yummy ingredients.

But the first produit I got the chance to try is the rosey lotion:

Yep, the famous Bali Island, Pulau Dewata (Island of Gods), the place with aromatic scent everywhere, there’s a brand named Utama Spice with nice all-natural products you would love to try!

Well there, you can see the real bottle and the ingredients rightly. Quite nice with flip cap. For body lotions, flip cap is right, but for more liquid products, flip cap is not a good choice. I’s untidy! Just IMO.

The other trouble I have with the bottle is: it’s rockin’ hard.  But you have to squeeze if you want the lotion to come out.  And it’s quite difficult and painful to squeeze it!

What about the fragrance? I guess my nose catches it as lemongrass (sereh) + rose + other spices I can’t classifiy, it is. Like I even believe it can avoid me from mosquitos bite! Because once, I used to have one tube of Soffell’s Anti Nyamuk with this kind of scent, but less rosey.

And yo, it has funny texture.  When I first try to test the product, a transparent water came out from the bottle.  I was like, ‘what’? But then I shake the bottle and finally the true from of lotion appeared.

Soft white with, still, a little border or difference between that transparent liquid (is it the VCO or the spring water?) and the cream. Just like you spoon a little asparagus soup. :p  But it doesn’t cause any trouble.  It might make you say that the consistensy is…weird.

When applied, it’s a little thick, oily, for a while it might feel annoying for you who don’t like greasy feeling. Absorption takes a minute or more, so when you’re in a hurry, be quick and don’t apply too generously! LOL.
But the moisturizing effect is true.  I usually use this at night or day when I’m in the mood for floral.  :) 

I like this lotion so far.  Thank you, Lynn, for sharing with me! ;)

I also have a little jar of Utama Spice’s body butter in Cocoa Love. Lynn shared it also.  And I guess I’ll purchase the full jar because I love the texture, its supple effect on skin, and especially the chocolatey-vanilla-y aroma! Feel like eating a newly baked chocolate-spices cookies or ‘kue bolu’ too.  :9

You can get Utama Spice’s products online, or if you live in Bali or travel around there, they launch some stores in The Island. ;)

***all photos and illustrations belong to me, please mention a permission to use it in another media, if only. :p

Minggu, 23 Juni 2013

The Oily Confession

Generally, ladies and gentlemen in Indonesia are afraid of oil. Especially for facial use.  And this fear even more spreaded around oily skin owners. We tend to find for ‘oil-free’ moisturizer, ‘oil-eraser’ cleansers, and all those oil free things around. 

But that habit may end up unsatisfyingly, like, achieving drier skin, and so on.  You name it, since there are lots of bad effects from shoo-ing your natural face oil!

Dissapointed? Yes.  At least, for me.

Once in my life, I made a big failure by using an acne treatment in the toner form. It’s made from tea tree oil actually.  (hey, it’s oil anyway!) The bottle promised to treat oily skin, but on my face, it made acnes appeared on cheeks! It dried my skin. Guess it’s not the oil, but the alcohol inside or something else.

Well, little intermezzo, FYI:

Not all oils will make you oily.  Some of them can even cause dryness to skin of some specific person.

Then I discussed a lot with Lynn ( and after a bottle of Humphrey’s Witch Hazel toner for morning cleanser and the conclusion that I have a combination skin, not oily like I guessed in the past, I changed my skin routine.

And for me, now oils are involved in it. Like, simply. Not just VCO a.k.a virgin coconut oil, but also lupin oil and sweet almond oil (which has yummy scent) that I also got from Lynn. I’m not afraid of oils anymore!

Guess what? This nutty-oil collection of mine is so beneficial! Like you never think before. ;) I’ve written about benefits of VCO months ago, go find it in the archive there -->
Some further story about VCO can be found too.

After longer use of oils on face, I have seen the difference. Now my facial skin is more supple, and these acnes go away quickly after I applied any of my choice of oil there on the night (but please note, do it consistently and reduce late-night-sleep!). I don’t experience an- even-more-oily skin tragedy, though.  I use oils for my face moisturizer every night. :D

I think I also don’t have to buy too much body lotion now, since oils are nice for your body moisturizer too! Trust me, you won’t get any greasy feeling.  Then can sink in perfectly, except you put overdramatically too much.  :))

The only part I haven’t tried with oils is hairy stuff. :)

I’m not a scientific person, so I cant’ explain much details about this. I just want to share that I’m good with oils. What about you now?

Do you dare treating your skin (especially facial skin) with oils? (wait, but don’t use essential oil rightly without dilluting it with water (you may Google this, I’m not really good in explaining), or, don’t use that kind of 'kelapa sawit' oil since it's not orangutan-friendly and you use it for frying thingy too)

You can choose virgin coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, and yeah, find the most suitable one for you and get the simple all-in-one-bottle life! :D

Plus it’s all natural, Baby! X)

n.b. I think I want to move fashionism photos to my daily blog: Pramudita (, so this blog will be around fashion doodle, beauty, toiletries, doodles, green doodles, and, yeah, everything I like, still :)) 

Thank you for reading! Happy monday! <3

To stay sustainable, Earth-friendly, and happy, are easy! And it won’t cost you more! :D

So, let’s go green, simply go green massively to gain the real effect of human altogether reducing global warming. :)

Selasa, 18 Juni 2013

Selasa, 28 Mei 2013


Keep sustaining, People! Don’t let them end in a trash bin! That’s why I sell them to you in lower price, since they’re second hands also. :)

For serious buyers.  If interested, please contact Thank you! ;)

If anyone thinks about swapping, too, please tell me.  :)

Ingredients can be read here:

Kamis, 16 Mei 2013

Share this from Lynn’s blog (  It’s scary about the world of bottled water.  But anyway, in Indonesia, we can’t drink tap water though.  :( 

So, for the best, at least, bring your own tumbler and reduce instant-bottled-water, okay? :D Thanks, people! <3 

Rabu, 15 Mei 2013

A dilematic hair accesories from Bershka.  It’s really lovely that I simply fell for it.  But it’s feather.  It’s still some ‘rest of violence’ like, from chicken farms.  Or goose. Or ducks.  And I love them.  :’( 

That’s alright.  I’m sorry, birds.  But, thank you for being there for us and thanks for your feather.  God bless your soul! :*

It’s me wearing that beautiful hairclip. :)

these are the few of my favorite things… ♫♪ ♥

a little doodle to fill the plain cover of my new recycled sketchbook.  anyway, the only part of it that comes from recycling activity is the cover.  so i love the cover.  ewh.  be careful with green-washing claims, okay? :)

A Glossy Life


Recently, I have two lip glosses.  One from The Body Shop, the strawberry one I got when it’s 10% off in store.  So it was only around IDR 71.100. I bought it last month, because it’s simply irresistible somehow.  (._.)a

The gloss is good, though I don’t know how good a lip gloss should be to be called a qualified one. It has sheer reddish colour and the strawberry scent is really fruity! I love it.  But maybe I’m not that much in love with the ingredients:

Polybutene (Binder), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Emollient), Dextrin Palmitate (Emulsifying Agent), Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioning Agent), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient), Aroma/Flavor (Flavour), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Panthenol (Hair Conditioning Agent/Skin Conditioning Agent), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Barium Sulfate (Opacifier), CI 15850/Red 6 (Colorant).

I’m not into beeswax, actually.  And I would love it even better if there are more natural & vegan ingredients there. But it’s okay and still tolerable for me.  I took it because I need a lip gloss, and the only brand I trust about being animal-friendly and being quite wise about what they put in their products is The Body ShopAnd I can bring back the packaging after it’s run out someday.  So, I forgive myself.  LOL.  

Oh, and one more.  It’s not really long lasting on me.  :) But it’s not a big deal for me.  It’s tiny, I can keep it in my pouch and whenever I need touch ups, it will be there. :)

Last week, a friend of my brother whom I know too went to Hong Kong and Singapore.  Surprisingly, she brought me some souvenirs! There are jellybeans (mmm, yummy!), Merlion keychain, and that lip gloss from Forever 21.  Why can’t I resist it, though I know it doesn’t contain ingredients I love? No, man.  I forgive it to be the unnatural one, but it’s claimed as Cruelty Free.  And it’s in Coral shade! I. LOVE. THAT. TONE. Viva la pantone.  It’s a gift, too. And it smells like sweet candy or bubblegum.  Mmmh.

But still, let me paste the ingredients list printed on the tube:

Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Polyoxyethylene Stearyl Cetyl Ether/ Glyceryl Monostearate, Sorbitan Sesquoileate, Mineral oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoexyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Synthetic Wax, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance (parfum), Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene. May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), D&C Red NO.21 Lake (CI 45380:3), D&C Red 6 Ba Lake (CI 15850:2)

Note: The feeling I get when I wrote those stuffs above equals the feeling I catch whenever I see a bad design. I don’t discover anything lovely there.  :’( For being lovely in colour and scent, I give this gloss 8 out of 10.  But for that creepy ingredients, it’s…0,5 out of 10.  Call me extreme.  :’)

Anyway, thank you for the souvenir, still! I don’t even think I’ll get something from you. I’m going to use this til the tube is empty.  :)  *hugs*

So that’s my glossy side of life.  What about you? ;)

*** i made the doodle truly with my heart, so don’t copy it and paste it somewhere else as yours.  it will broke my heart! thank you. :*