Items of The Month - March

March 30, 2018

have a good friday, angels! it's already the end of march and you know i love it to share the items that i bought through the whole month before we jump into april. this time it includes some shoes which caught my eyes immediately the moment i saw them online. they were on sale since weeks and i am waiting for the good weather to finally match them with my lighter outfits. it's too bad that spring this year is not really like what i've experienced the past years but then again, it's kind of normal since we did not have white christms last year here in germany. 

back to the items, i am including my cute blouse that arrived just yesterday to the list! this cherry printed one fits perfectly on me and has the best length when it's combined with mom jeans. it's thin which is great to wear on warmer days and i really can't wait to wear this another day!

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1. The Ordinary - 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
i want to introduce you the good low-budget skincare product that had me 'wow'! as you know, i am into skincare product lately and strive to improve the quality of my routine. you might have seen these product around as well since the marula facial oil from them is kind of similar with the one from Drunk Elephant. i have been using this and i have to say it's such a great facial oil to use both in skincare routine and foundation. i have never used such an oil before so it was not really comfortable at first because of the oil, but the result is so satisfying that it feels like i have a baby face which is so smooth and gives me the fresh hydrating look.

2. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA
this is the first exfoliating serum that i have ever tried, which has lactic acid and hyaluronic acid. i watched a video of skincare review the other day and it includes acid to the routine. i wanted to incorporate it into my skincare routine and just bought it right away. it's really interesting that this small bottle can exfoliates skin so while i was worried it could cause skin damage, i am happy that my skin does not feel uncomfortable or itchy, despite the fact that i have to wait 20 minutes to let it absorbs. i think it is a perfect addition if you want to try out acids since it costs less than $10. i do not promise you it will be good for your skin since it's a bit strong but this product is an AHA, so it might be perfect for those with dry skin. i personally have combination skin and it is worked wonderfully for me!

3. The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (Previously Advanced Retinoid 2%)
i ordered their retinoid product that offers better results than the usual retinol. the Granactive Retinoid is a moderate-strength retinoid with a lightweight creamy serum texture. it is not an oil and has a low risk of irritation since i am new to retinoid which is why i want to try out. for those of you who have no clue what that is, well, this one has known for being one of the most effective ingredients for anti-ageing. and yes, i am not even in my mid 20s but a little ageing prevention doesn’t hurt, does it? it is also important to use this on a dry skin and only at night because it can make your skin more sensitive to UV radiation. i have used this few times now and thank god my skin responded well to this so if you want to try out, you can choose this one!

4. Truffle Collection - Wrap Ankle Point Toe Mid Heel Shoe
i have to be honest with you, i was never into the leopard print, neither on shoes nor clothes. but you guys, in one glance they just look stunning! the block heels are my very first leopard printed item in my accessories collection and the perfect ones for spring days. even better, these costed under $50 so i had to grab these beauties!

5. ASOS - Marbles Woven Mules
these ones are too cute, aren't they? they also come in gold shades, but the pink ones are my favorites! perfect to match with a black maxi dress or just a pair of jeans and a simple tee.

6. Mango - Black Sunglasses
you might have seen such sunglasses a lot lately, but these just give that cool touch into any outfits! i have been looking for the perfect shape and when i came across these, i really love them. they were sold out quickly so i had to order them as they were restocked and i could imagine to wear these everyday in spring.

which one is your favorite? i can't be happy enough to welcome the new season with these items. i mean, i am ready! spring, come faster! x


until then.

Valentine's Day 2018

March 22, 2018

i know it's a bit late for a post of valentine's day since it's already over a month ago but i just had to write about the day. my man and i went to work that day until afternoon so we planned to go out for a date night. it's also one of our traditions to exchange valentine's day gifts every year. i was really pleased to find this chloé eau de parfum at a store anytime last year and my man got me one (i also put this parfum on the v-day gift ideas earlier on my blog)i am obsessed with this beauty since, not only the packaging (that beautiful pink bow; so chic!) is adorable but the smell, so fresh and pretty, i cannot stop spritzing! it's clean, elegant and floral which every lady will definitely love. 

let me talk about this new fav eau de parfum of mine. i don't know about you, but this is so far the best that i've found in my life. i actually do not wear parfume that much, because every time i tried to use any kind of parfume, i can't help but hurting my nose so much i had to sneeze all the time. it's just uncomfortable! since chloé smells like a powdery rose bouquet, i feel so fresh and it also boost my mood just like that! what i love about it most is that hours later after i apply, i still have that beautiful smell. it does last hours, you guys! i remember the first time i spritzed it on my wrist, it had me saying 'wow'! very pleasant! i generally like rose scents but i have never come across rose done so well. it's like happiness in a bottle! i can't believe a parfume can give that kind of feeling to a woman. chloé is very well-blended floral that exudes grace, elegance and classiness. since i tested it at a store with my man, i directly asked him what he thinks about it and he loves it, too! it's important to me that he likes the parfume since we spend the most of time together! i am really glad i found this!

anyway, back at the day, we went to cinema in the early evening to watch the newest star wars movie, the last jedi. i know it's not the most romantic movie, but we wanted to watch it since last christmas and we just haven't found the time yet to go to the cinema. but, how great it is?! we love it! i think this one has been produced differently than the other seven, but still: a masterpiece. i am so glad that they've shown princess lea till the end of the movie, but i also bummed out that luke had to die (i mean, why?!). overall, i'd watch the movie one more time because star wars is just awesome!

we got hungry after it (duh!). it was our first time not ordering tables at any restaurant on valentine's day! we didn't want any fancy dinner on that night because we have to go home early to work the next day. we ended up going to an asia restaurant near our place. lucky us we got a table! poor my man, he got a wrong order but they gave him the right one 10 mins later. we really enjoyed the day because it was different, i think since the day was in the middle of the week. nothing made me happier than spend the time together with this man on such a romantic day.

have a lovely day!

until then.

The Spring 2018 Makeup Wishlist

March 17, 2018

(this post is not sponsored)

when i was a teenager, i was into makeup but did not know where to start. i mean, i am the first daughter in the family and having big brothers is great but i sometimes wished i had someone who i could do make-up with! thanks to internet nowadays, with instagram comes a lot of influencers who get sponsored from or collaborate with different brands, be it fashion or make-up. it's also no secret that we women love to try these products out through their reviews, which is amazing because it feels like everything is there! you can see the result without even have to buy them first and also tips and tricks on how to use them properly.

spring is the month in which everything gets lighter: the sky, the clothes and even the makeup! when it comes to make-up, i am all about that glow. since this year i adore such a healthy-skin-makeup look and i have already listed my makeup wishlist for this season! i mean, there is no better than the sun shining on that dewy face, right?!

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1. Becca Cosmetics Glow on The Go
this one is inspired by an amazing makeup artist i found on instagram and she uses this now and then. the result is always amazing with this one! she revealed, that the key for a natural look is: using a liquid and a powder highlighter! i am so excited to try this out and will make an update about it!

2. Benefit the POREfessional Pore Primer
i was actually never into a primer, since i did not understand the function of it. i saw a youtube video of a woman tried foundation on an orange peel (since it's full of pores!) with and without primer and it was surprisingly interesting! i know i'm a bit 'old-school' on this, but i need to see a proof! 

3. NYX Powder Puff Lipie
i think we all agree on one thing: a woman can never have enough lipstick! a review says 'it looks so natural and feels like nothing on the lips' so i would love to try this out since the wind is so strong on spring days (you know, the hair blowing madly in the wind and just obscuring the face!).

4. Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer
what can i say, the days soaked with sun are just perfect for a healthy, glowing skin without too much makeup! most days, i do not wear makeup (especially when grocery shopping) but sometimes i wanna look like 'put together' without too much makeup, you know what i am saying?! so i would love to just wear a lighter version of foundation with this one, with a cream blush and a lipgloss!

5. Tarte Cosmetics Ready Set Radiant
it's actually not on my wishlist, since i already own this baby! it works wonder if you have a matte foundation but still want to go for a dewy look! it gives you a natural, radiant touch and nobody even notices that you use the same foundation on daily basis! i need to buy a bigger one because mine is only in a small kit. it is worth the money!

6. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
i remember when i went to shopping some makeup products with my man and we stumbled upon a translucent setting powder, he asked me why i need it because he notices that i already have one, but the normal one. i was like, this powder turns invisible when applied to the skin. he was very confused because 'nobody would even notice that!' haha! it was so sweet of him for thinking that way, because i can understand that powder actually comes in different shades and the translucent powder is perfect to control oily skin several times throughout the day since the spring days are coming closer. it's just so much fun to go makeup/clothes shopping with him because he has such an unexpected statement on some woman products, in positive way of course!

which one is your favorite? do you have any spring makeup wishlist this year? have a fabulous day!

until then.

Favorite pieces of spring 2018

March 14, 2018

since the days get colder again for the next weeks according to weather forecast, let us be prepared by now for the lovely spring days! i mean, it's coming either way, isn't it?! germany is such a beautiful country and i have fallen in love with after my first stay almost five years ago, but this long winter makes me crave some sunshine! i think it's kind of my nature to soak sunshine everyday since the weather in indonesia is so freakin' good. so, talking about some spring pieces helps a bit to get through the winter blues.





i literally love all these picks! so pretty, they might be my essentials this year. which piece is your favorite and which one would you actually buy? have a fabulous day!

until then.

Flea market in Spring.

March 11, 2018

it was such a beautiful sunny day, and, the warmest one of the year! it's kind of crazy that it really is march already. i mean, we just had almost +30°C over here in Germany! my man and i went to a flea market today, only they sold used as well as new car components.  market was quite big, which made us hard to meet a friend of us due to the large number of visitors. and since 99% of them were men, women got free entrance cards! 


it's always interesting for me to see vintage and antique things. my man likes it even more when it contains vinyl records. as we lived in another cities, we visited such markets quite a lot and i wonder why we stopped doing it. i think we'll do it more often by now since spring is in the air! do you like to go to flea market, too? have a wonderful weekend!

until then.

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