Wednesday, June 17, 2015

As I updated on my Snapchat. I am moving.. Anyway, have you added me on Snapchat? The ID is forever uncreative one : stellalee92
It is still in Jakarta but my family will be moving to a bigger place than my current little apartment. Closer with my family's business place to be exact, as we're now expanding our own business, and it needs every family members to take care of it

Moreover, my new place is closer with highway so it's more convenient
It is getting better, life. .

For me, I like it because I have bigger room and as I wont be at apartment anymore, which means I can finally have a pet again! I used to have a pomeranian back then but we had to give it back away to my aunt's house as we're not allowed to have a pet at apartment :"(

I have been wanting to have a red toy poodle for years and now it is the time!
Do any of you know where to find a red toy poodle? 
Do you know any good pet shop?

Please let me know! :)

Top and Skirt Set : Cloth Inc
Sandals & Glasses : VNC

Picture is taken on Le Bridge Ancol
Not hipster at all

This year I prefer to not have any overseas holiday from my own pocket. I am choosing to spend my money to decorate my place. I pray that I wont be tempted to go anywhere this year, I have no more budget to waste lol

Although it is not a big amount as some people, but dang, furnitures are very expensive :(
Especially if you want your room to be thematic

So I have been busy meeting my interior designer, and also browse around IKEA and other home & living, Pinterest is also my new friend these days
I am packing a lot of beauty stuffs and sponsored items which means, there might not be beauty review until I finish moving

It wont be long though, the deadline will be before Lebaran hopefully
There's a sense of satisfaction when I can easily say I would decorate my place by my own money, my own sweat. But looking at my bank account, I would like to scream

Hence my mom said to just forget about the poodle, as buying a dog is expensive and the cost later on will rack up
But I want it :"""( 
So guys, please help me finding a cute little poodle with affordable price??? *begs*

Anyway, Got Season 5 is finished. I was in shock when you-know-who died but I felt a bigger impact when watching Cersei's walk of shame. The scene was leaving stronger mark in my mind as I would rather die than do it. The acting is superb!

Now I can't wait for next year's season. Why it needs to take so long?!!!

So this is just another chapter in my life

Thank you for being a loyal friend to me, and experiencing every little chapter of my story
I will update you guys more <3

See you guys on my next post!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Ask my young self what kind of hair that I adored the most? My answer would be a long blonde hair with curl like a princess. I am so glad that I can satisfy my inner childhood dream when I have reached adulthood as I can dye my hair however I want, style it whatever I want. As I have shouted on Instagram too previously that I got a toy that I had wanted for so long and that fulfils one of my beauty wish list, now is the time for me to reveal my baby

Like a kid that gets her doll for Christmas present, being a beauty blogger my daily indulgement is trying new beauty products and better if it's what I want! Look at that curl on me!

But before that, I will share about my eye make up on this post here! 

This time I am using Laneige Pure Radiance Eyeshadow No 5 City Khaki. I cant live with glitter eyeshadows as it gives a life into my eyes. I have too many brown eyeshadows so I decided to grab grey palette to create sultry smokey eyes

Key when using glittery eyeshadow powder is to pat the eyeshadow, not dragging it
Laneige is one of my favorites Korean Beauty Brand and I am majorly in love with their eyeshadow now! First time wearing their eyeshadow and it doesnt fall out, love it!

I created a gradation where it goes darker on the outer edge of my eyes. Applying it layer by layer from the lightest color to the darkest color and blend to soften the color

Next I am using NYX The Curve Liner in Jet Black that I have always wanted to try for a while. The shape makes the application way easier as I can hold onto it better than other eyeliner's. The color is pretty dark and it glides smoothly. However it is not very oily-proof so I'd suggest to relayer it with a black eyeshadow on top of it to set the eyeliner, otherwise it'd smudge

To complete my eye look, I am using Ardell Fashion Lashes in Demi Black. Love how it's quite light and looks glamorous enough without making my eye make up look too heavy

Next I'll talk about the one that I love love the most!!!
I have been eyeing for this product since it came out but there's so many fake stuffs available on online shops. I just recently found out that it's already available in Indonesia and you can get it from their authorized distributors and sellers! 

It is Babyliss Miracurl!!!! 

This is the result of using Babyliss Miracurl
A tight curl with even shape. Something that is difficult for me a nobs to get through a normal curling iron / flat iron

Babyliss Miracurl is the first revolutionary curling iron that automatically does all the work you need. It is made in platinum and comes with glossy black color, and we all know that black is the versatile shade that everyone loves. The shape is very unique as it looks like a Pacman in my opinion lol

They have 3 options regarding Curl Type [Loose - Tight], Heat Type [3 choices], and Direction of Curl [Left, Right, or Automatic]
The red light indicates when it is turned on and off and it has automatic turned off program when it hasnt been used for 20 minutes. Anyway, do you see the head of Miracurl? The circular shape is where you should face it against your head

Babyliss Miracurl is quite bulky and heavy for everyday use, I wish they have it lighter so it is more travel friendly. 

Using Babyliss Miracurl is quite simple. All you have to do is to put the circular side of the head against your head, make sure you place Miracurl horizontally like this. Take small section of hair and place it inside the tool, starting from where you want your curl starts. I want my curl to be quite high so I start from around my ear area

After that, simply press Miracurl and let the machine works. It will EAT your hair like magic and all you need to do after that is just waiting. There will be some beeps indicating that the machine is working, and when it gives repetitive beeps, thats when it's done. You can release the tool and voila, youre done!

After using Babyliss Miracurl, there are some points that I would like to highlight

  1. Using it is not time-saving compared to other curling iron. It is because we can only curl small strands of hairs at one time, which is around 3 cm as it is the capacity that Miracurl can hold. Therefore you need to be patient when using it as you need to curl it one by one. However it makes the process of curling much easier, more fun, and less tiring!
  2. In my experience, the curl that Miracurl produces and the curl that I usually get from a normal curling iron are different. Miracurl gives smaller curl and more into S shape and I think it's like beachy waves too when you make it looser, I find it more like Shakira's hair which I LOVE
  3. Miracurl can only give 1 type of curl, the buttons and effects provided on this tool only lets you decide how tight and how loose you want it to be, and whether you want to curl it inward or outward. You cant really play with your hair using this product as there's only one program provided
  4. You cannot use it when your hair is damp or wet. Not like normal curling iron lets you iron it when it's wet or damp, but Miracurl is more unforgiving compared to those as the heat wont transfer and leaves your hair a sticky feeling afterwards
  5. It distributes heat evenly, and it gives perfect even curl from the top to bottom, something that is difficult to get through the use of curling iron. I dont know why but it stays better and longer than when I use normal curling iron, although I do not use hair spray to keep it. 

All in all though, I really LOVE my curl! 
This is something that I only can get at a professional salon because my curling iron and flat iron cannot give me this kind of curl. It takes longer time for me to get this curl like what I have said, but I have no complaint because the result worth the wait

Also for first time user, this tool can be quite tricky because you have to master the Left or Right or Automatic thing, and you also would need to know how high the temperature you need to create the tightness of curl that you want. However once you've used it a few times, you'll be ready to go! This is pretty easy and efficient once you've grasped the trick 

This is the result of using Babyliss Miracurl

All the products written on this post is sponsored by Luxola
They sell authentic beauty products so worry not that you will get fake products or not getting your products sent to your home

Anyway for first-timer with Luxola, you can have special coupon code to get 15% discount on your first order!

Just put Luxola coupon discount code : ILX-STELLA
Valid until 31st August 2015
Not applicable on non-discountable brands [can be found on Luxola's FAQ Page]

From now on will curl myself more and more, and don't bother ask me again what is my curling iron and how. Babyliss Miracurl does all the job for me and I have no wish to change it anytime soon

See you guys on my next post!

Friday, June 12, 2015

So, summer is coming and that means holiday season for all of us. Either it is summer holiday, or end of year school's holiday, or Lebaran's holiday. Indonesia has summer all year along so everytime I hear about summer, I mostly only think of kenaikan kelas holiday lol 

I wonder how people abroad experience summer, how high their anticipation is to see the sun coming back. They would be going to beach or summer camp, and just bathe under the warm sunlight. 

Top & Skort : Cloth Inc
Shoes : Andrew
Photos by : Ariel

As for this summer my family still has no idea to go anywhere. Usually we prefer to stay in Jakarta during Lebaran as this year lebaran is within summer holiday, because Jakarta is so quiet and no traffic at all during those days. We had tried going overseas or just out of city few years back, but I hate how the price is super expensive during this time, and how packed it is

Being someone who have privilege of holiday during low season, traveling on high season is not my virtue

Anywayyy~ Recently I have been using this new type of mask called Membranous Jelly Masque from ePure. For summer season or anyone who cant stand heat and want to find some breeze on the face, I really recommend this one! It is very popular in Malaysia, SG, HK, etc and finally available in Indonesia!

The texture is very unique as it comes in transparent thick gel. It is not watery at all I spread it all over my face easily with their spatula. What I LOVE the most is how it gives me very cooling and refreshing effect when I was wearing it, and I didn't event put it on the fridge yet. I got the sheet type though there's a jar type. The sheet type consists of 30 ml and although I could say that it is enough for 2 usages, I decided to just use everything on my face for a better result as my skin was super dry

Above is their ingredients and benefits of using this mask. I am not a doctor or dermatologist, but I know something amazing would always be made through Hyaluronic Acid and Alpha Arbutin as most of Jap skin cares are containing those stuffs too ^.^

Just apply thick layer of mask all over your face, I recommend using spatula to make the process easier

After using the mask, I could tell that my skin feels very very hydrated and bouncier! And I would say that the result is one of the best among any other masks I have ever tried. Maybe it is because of the thick gel texture or maybe it is the ingredients, I am not sure. My skin is super dry cos I often stay at air conditioner room [Indonesia is hot, what do you expect] and therefore I love when a mask can boost my skin to its hydrated level

I feel that it is slightly more elastic and firmer too ^.^ 

However I think rinsing it off is quite a mess because it stays on my face too perfectly, making it difficult to remove just by water. I decided to use spatula provided to shove it off entirely in the end

You can find out and order from their contact information below =

BB : 524D83F3  |   Whatsapp : 0878-384-95633
Email :   |   Facebook Epure Indonesia 

Back to the topic
When I was young I would always want to have dry skin because I had very oily skin [which could produce nice $$$ if I could sell it lol] but now as I age T________T FML

Ok lemme say again, as I age, my oil is leaving me behind and now I am stuck with this horrible dry skin that makes make up application much more tricky. If you have oily skin, you could just always touch it up with powder but with dry skin, we can have our foundation crack anytime anywhere!

Thats why I really recommend to moisturize moisturize moisturize, mask is one of the instant boosts that I always do weekly. Everytime I go overseas, I would always buy masks for stocks!
Also before any big photoshoot, I would always wear mask for 30 minutes before I apply my make up so the make up stays better

Ah the pain of beauty~

Anyway a lot of people said during summer, they prefer to have lighter hair color. As for me, I am planning to do something different with my hair. Just wait XDDDD

Anyway as you can see from these pictures, my face is getting subtler. The nose is getting more and more natural and I often forgot that I had a nose and chin job wtf. Until I was driving and sang too much [my habit when I was alone wtf] then I felt my jaw was getting numb and couldnt be opened too big. Then I was like "SHIT I AM STILL IN RECOVERY!!!"


Imagine how scared I was!!!

Worst thing is I haven't extract my blackhead for 3 months or so. Do you guys have any recommendation of products or DIY or tips to remove blackhead on nose without having to press my nose? 

Also I hardly put thick make up because cleansing it off is still a hassle for me as I dont want to touch my face too much. However I miss wearing thick make up T.T

Anyway, would love to travel to any Island in Indonesia with my friends too this summer. Do you have any recommendation where to go?
Please let me know ^^

See you guys on my next post!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This post is reserved in Japanese language due to promoting Jakarta's culture more toward Japanese audience


Monumen Nasional(ジャカルタでのインドネシアの独立記念塔)で、ジャカルタ特別州知事「Basuki Tjahaja Purnama」は今回の第19目のイベントを開始されました。各35芸術文化興味会、様々な国有企業や地域国有企業などからの22山鉾みたいなパレードカー、488ストリートアート上演会、有名な俳優とバンド、マーチングバンドなど「Gempita Jakarta」という本舞台を出ました。パレードは午後3時に始まりました。東のPlaza Monasから始まり~東北Silang Monas~北Medan Merdeka~西Medan Merdeka~西Medan MerdekaのSilang Monasまでパレードをしていました。ジャカルタの人々と外国人観光客にとって本当に面白いイベントなのです。

選んだ道はやはりジャカルタの賑やかで有名なところです。それは一番大きなモスク(イスラム教の回教寺院)Masjid Istiqlalのあるところ、その場所からMonumen Nasionalを通って、Bunderan Hotel Indonesiaに向かっていました。Sarinahという辺に一杯でかいショッピングモールと立派なホテルがあります。


自分自身もこのイベントの内容について凄く面白くて感動し過ぎます。色々伝統的な文化や出演することが本当に盛り上がりました。ジャカルタからの舞踊や踊りや「Ondel Ondel」という伝統的な人形みたいな着包みもこのパレードで全部見れました。ジャカルタ以外の文化も発表させていただきました。

例えば、Reog Ponorogo、Kuda Lumping、Topeng Monyet、他。そのインドネシアの文化の中で、流行ってる人気な日本文化のコスプレも出て、お客さん達は急にもっと盛り上がって完全に素敵なイベントになりました。その他のも見えるジャカルタのAbang Noneはお客さん達に優しくて挨拶しました。

派手な衣装を着ている皆さんがあの暑い日にリフレッシュみたいに、こういう私腹は私にとって他の国際パレードに負けない訳がありません(笑)次のパレードは伝統衣装と各地の踊りを流れました。交流文化も出るし、例えばBreak Danceとあるモダーンダンス。インドネシアの典型的な音楽を奏でながら出演者を踊りました。そして、古い車や、第1目の大統領を乗っていた車も出ました。お客さん達の皆の笑顔が見えて嬉しそうな楽しそうな週末になりました。





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