Thursday, May 19, 2016

I used to be someone who was more ambitious years ago, I was never satisfied and never considered myself lucky. Sure at some points in life I would think "oh I am lucky after all" but later I'd compare myself with the others and found out that my luck itself was not that great


I forgot that feeling until I was in Japan a week ago and watched my long-time favorite musician concert. I sent the picture of the ticket to my group of friends and including my bestie, Anggy. They suddenly said "I have never met someone who's as lucky as you"


If it's normal people who say that, I wouldnt make a big deal. However they knew greater things that I cant share online, as well as the worse things in my life. Since they pretty much know about EVERYTHING, they conclude that after all I am the luckiest girl ever. Which kinda struck me at that point



Then I realized.. I am one of the people in life that has achieved any childhood dreams that I wanted to. All the things I wanted was given to me and sometimes I took it for granted, until people remind you. You dont realize that youre lucky until people tell it and you decide to believe on it



Basically I always think Anggy and my group of friends are so lucky in life. They are much richer than me, more beautiful than me, have nice and stable job, have bigger house and more cars. But in the end they still told me they envied me more. I know grass is always greener on the other side but this time I am seeing it on different perspective


Everyone's luck is different



Sure Anggy went to Japan a few times as well, but it's with her family. She has to follow her parents wishes about where to go, and what to eat. She also has to rely on her parents for shopping so sometimes she has to ask whether it's allowed or not to buy

While for me on the other hand, I crave for a family holiday in Japan which I'd make it happen sooner or later. I always travel alone in that country, but solo trip is also good. I can meet old friends and make new friends, be more independent. I spend my own money on everything so my parents cant really get mad of what I decide to spend, because after all, I take charge of everything


Both lives have bad and good points, and I used to always see the bad points in me. I wanted to have my parents bought stuffs for me but for someone like her, she prefers my life





Until the thought came back at the concert... 
Isn't everyone's luck different?


Maybe the luck that you have is what God feels the best for you, or what fits you better


I feel I am more grateful if I can watch concert in Japan and maybe meet my idols (such as Hyde last year), but maybe for the others, those kind of things are nothing. However on the other hand, they might be thinking going to Europe is their greatest luck, but some think it's normal and boring
I guess being invited to Europe might not be as exciting for me as being invited to Japan, but there would be others who want it more than me



Then I started to think, everyone's wish and everyone's luck fall into different pieces. Some have better wealth, some have better freedom, some have better appearance, some have better family, some have better friends

It doesnt mean that you're lower or upper than the others, it's just everyone has their own luck and you shouldnt take your own luck for granted as well


Do you have nice home? Do you have big bedrooms? Do you have nice family? Do you have nice friends? Do you travel a lot?

If you dont even have at least one of the above, maybe you have the other luck that people would want to trade of. You just havent realized how lucky you are. So my message this time, be grateful and everything else will follow :)


Saturday, May 14, 2016


We all know the importance to cleanse make up thoroughly. When you have your make up, you should definitely cleanse it first with cleansing oil or make up remover before proceeding to facial wash to remove the dirt and wash your face thoroughly

However, when laziness attack, or say somebody like my mom who doesn't care and understand much about double cleansing, it's easier to get them a 2 in 1 product that can instantly do the job for them!

And this is where Nivea Make Up Clear comes in handy for you!




I first saw about this Nivea Make Up Clear on youtube ad which I believe if you watch youtube on daily basis, you'll eventually have seen the story where the girl can cleanse their make up super fast with the help of Nivea Make Up Clear. 


Nivea collaborates with top MUA Bubah Alfian to show you how easy and fast it is to do double cleansing through their product via this video 


It's now available in Indonesia and even available at supermarket, guardian, and alfamidi with affordable price!


Nivea Make Up Clear comes in 4 types but with only one goal,  providing a 2 in 1 product that is able to cleanse your make up and washing your face altogether!
For Oily Skin, I recommend Nivea Make Up Clear White Oil Control 2 in 1 MUD and FOAM version
For Normal Skin, Nivea Make Up Clear White 2in1 SCRUB and FOAM version are for you

You can know about the products further on this link bit.ly/NIVEAMakeUpCare




Easiest thing is, for oily skin, simply see if the font color is green. Green is for Oily Combination skin and pink is for normal skin. They dont only cleanse make up and face but also brightens skin effectively



You can pick whichever suits your face best!



So of course, a Stella Lee gotta try this too!
I purchase the Pink Series because my skin is more into normal to dry instead of oily these days. It comes in Foam type and Scrub type

I recommend using the scrub type 1-2 times only every week because over scrubbing wont do good on your skin


Nivea Make Up Clear cleanses make up thoroughly and if you use the type for oily version, promising you to have over sebum and matte skin all day. It also helps to prevent blackheads and whiteheads and smoothening + brightening your skin. Basically it's like a magic face product that everyone should have lol



This is the swatch for the foam and scrub. No difference on the first glance but if you rub it, youll notice the fine particles from the scrub




Here's how I cleanse the super pigmented lipstick of mine very easily with the help of Nivea Make Up Clear. It takes only less than 1 minute to cleanse it, and once your rinse it with water. VOILA!




I have tried it on my face as well and I think the scrub is not that harsh, however I do not recommend you to use the scrub type for the eyes and lips area. The foam type is so gentle and both type works really wonderful. It really cleanses my skin thoroughly and I have checked it by running a cotton pad soaked with cleansing water again to check the residue, and SURPRISE

NO RESIDUE AT ALL :O

My skin doesnt feel tightened either, just normal. However my skin is super dry and this product doesnt seem to moisturize my skin to that extent, however you can always use a cream moisturizer afterwards if youre still lack of moisture




JOIN THE CONTEST




1. Buy any NIVEA Make Up Clear and save the receipt

2. Create before and after picture side by side like I did. Before picture is when you're using make up, and After picture is after cleansing it with NIVEA Make Up Clear while you're holding the product

3. Put the tag #CleansedbyNIVEA and mention @NIVEA_ID @bubahalfan and mention 3 friends of you who should join the hype as well. Don't forget to write why you recommend this to your friend


The campaign will be held from 18th April - 15th May 2016 (21.00 WIB)

The prizes are reserved for 10 winners!
10 winners will receive Rp 2.000.000 worth of make up hampers product each
And one of them will have an exclusive day with Bubah Alfan!! 


You can check the terms and condition on this link bit.ly/MUCxBubahTnC

Dont forget to check NIVEA Indonesia website for more informations
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Good luck everyone !!

Thursday, April 28, 2016



Igari Make Up or Hangover Make Up or Drunk Make Up or whatever it is called in your country, is a recent trend of make up coming from Japan. It's been a hit for the last 2 years because whenever I was walking in Tokyo, there are at least 30% people supporting this look (I mostly go to Shibuya - Harajuku though lol)


The point is of course the overly done blush that giving you a look that you usually get after "drinking too much"

There are natural kind of igari make up without the doll eye look however I decided to pair them up because I think it looks much cuter. The look is more like harajuku igari though, but I saw vivi models on magazine doing this look with black hair

So definitely, anyone can try this look ^^



You can watch the video above!


Anyway my ring light has been broken for a while and I havent had the replacement for that. It's very difficult to get ring light in Indonesia and none shops that I know so far that sells it again *sighs

If anyone happen to know or just recently purchase one, care to tell me?

Right now I am relying on other lights that I have but still T_T it feels like missing something....


Thursday, April 21, 2016

These days I basically live for my family and church. I realize my sole happiness is not anymore doing things for myself. It is not about which country I want to go next, or what clothes and bags I havent bought

It is about what I can do for my God and family


A lot of old friends of mine told me that I had changed as I become stronger spiritually but I only think I just found things that was unseen back then. Also, it's more about level up instead of changing. I am still the old one, but I have broaden my perspective and knowledge, which I am still learning


I dont really put a lot of things on my snapchat when I was attending church or gathering with church friends simply because I was too busy with them and forgetting my online life. I guess in a way, it makes me becoming a better person however God seems to have kept me for someone special in the future. I cant count how many times I decided to call it off when the opposite sex is raising an eyebrow over my spirituality
If it's friends, I dont mind. However for a lifetime-partner, I do believe that the foundation and view of life should be similar
 And yes, I am curhat at the moment haha lol





Anyway, my mom, she really cant stop loving Japan after our trip and even when I havent even finished blogging about my winter trip, she already wanted to visit it again during sakura or May. Which is like, too soon!!! lol



I mean, sakura is out of question because we only have like 2 months away, and ticket is ridiculously expensive. So we were opting for May, which I thought I would have a job in Japan as well. This might reduce at least one ticket cost


Besides, my brother would finish his high school so I thought to give my family a nice vacation together. Last overseas trip we did was like what, Australia, it's like 10 years ago LOL; 
I guess dad already forgot how overseas trip with family feels like.. 



So we went to travel fair to hunt cheap tickets.. And put itinerary in order. I wanted to see Shibazakura, Nemophilia, and Wisteria, simply because my mom loves flowers and I guess it would look great on family pictures, right? :D


However I had worries because there's one big job that I even want more compared to job in Japan, and I told my mom if I got the job, I would even abandon my may job in japan.. So I keep asking the japan team whether they had exact date or not as I had to arrange my schedule. They just recently informed me that the event is cancelled which I feel slightly better because it's like 2-3 weeks away from now on, and I havent made a lot of preparations for family trip lol;

Also my this no 1 priority job is supposed to take a next level on May (which the date is still unknown as well, duh) and it's all so complicated lol 
Then my mom suddenly dropped the bomb that our next store will be opened on 2nd week of May and they cant leave it within a month



So she asked, is June okay? 
"Sure it is, but no flowers. You still wanna go or wait until November to see fall leaves, or January again to see snow, or next Spring to see flowers?"


I hate June - October period to visit Japan because basically there's nothing interesting left lol 
We look for other options such as Australia (which is kinda so-last-option because we were together together), and China - Korea (becomes the second last option because the price is similar to Japan, so ofc japan right!!)

and we also look for things to do in Vietnam bcos mom wanna eats pho lol but, I guess she only wants to visit halong bay and what else???!!!
I dont know anything about vietnam lol



All I know is about japanese fish . . .


India.. They dont want...
Mediterranean... ISIS problem
Europe... Just kill me, too expensive LOL at least for now


I have a budget to spare la hhaha
And unfortunately even Japan is out of budget. You think going for 1 person is cheap or affordable, but say if you gotta cover and think about 4 persons! Fam trip is no joke
I really wonder how much these people make if they can go on family trip by taking a group / private tour, at least twice a year, and to expensive area!!!!

need to be CEO or what lol;;


I mean, I do have that money, and I am sure everyone has money to spare. But the problem is how many percents it is from your saving ? What would you eat for the next year? right? XD;


So there's still this uncertainity going on. I could get holiday time whenever I want to, and if my parents dont open up next shop anytime sooner, we could go as well (though dad only has like 5 days bcos he has to come back faster than us)
But my brother is graduating and he will start working as a chef, which we're unsure when does he can take a leave ?
And buying ticket impulsively is too exp, so we gotta plan well T T



However I guess it is a sign from God because I no longer want May to travel.. Simply because I will leave everything just to get this one main job that I am still waiting for. And all my pray, hope, and thoughts are on there.. 
I guess I pour all the effort on this job, and I forgot to pray for May travel lol



Another thing is I want to watch concert with Anggy. Anggy will be in Japan with her family and she would be watching a few japanese artist concerts and I really want to watch one!
My friend is having a concert and he's inviting me, which I though I could go if the family trip happened. But now as it seems it's cancelled, I was wondering if "going overseas just to watch a friend's concert is a splurge or not"


LOL




And now my heart is torn to pieces


My friend might now have another concert for the next years to come..
Besides another friend of mine just gave birth to a baby boy and I would like to take a visit

But that's all ?
That's all the reason to visit Tokyo?

lol




A friend of mine shared his good quote

"HELL is not on the top nor on the low. It's on the middle. Like us"


I guess that's true in a way

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