Making a comeback. For real this time.

Okay, i know that i've said this a million times, it's ridiculous. But i'm back in writing and this time, i'm back for good.
I've just deleted a bunch of my old posts in this blog. Ones from back when i was in high school. Aside from the fact that they were stupid, ignorant and super personal, i wanted to start fresh with this blog. of course, the beauty contents will be consistently posted, but i also want to throw in some personal bits and bops here. Although, it will still be focused on beauty related things. I do have a personal blog next door on wordpress.com, and by personal i mean, really personal. Where i vent out my thoughts on events that occurs in my daily life and such. Leisure and fun stuff are as personal as it gets on this blog. So if you feel like reading a vent post, well then be my guest. Head over to my wordpress account. Click here to do so.
Hopefully i can commit to actually keeping up with my own blog.

So, to make up my disappearance, i guess i'll make a grand comeback with a tag post that i saw going around the community!
I'd love to write you a nice ellaborate review, but i don't have pictures and plans so i promise, those are coming your way =)

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
It is naturally wavy, with tons of volume!

2. What is your natural hair color?
Super dark brown-ish. It looks like black at the most part but it isn't jet-black either

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

4. How often do you wash your hair?
Every other day!

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
I change it occasionally, i used to never style my hair, always let it air dry, basically pay no attention! but lately i've been loving the big soft curls

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I go to salons regularly back in Indonesia, but here in Melbourne, mani pedis costs a whole darn lot so i just do it my self

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
Depends, really. If i'm on a roll i can change it everyday! but i can sometimes go 2 weeks without changing it.

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
I hardly do them anytime. It doesn't matter what season it is, really, i do them when i feel like it

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
A full on everyday makeup takes about 20-30 minutes, a simple one takes about 15 and an occasional fancy ones can take up to an hour

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
I always do my face first, foundation, concealer, powder, etc. But then i leave my blush and bronzer for the last after i do my eye make up

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I collect for sure!

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
This is embarrassing but the most times i put falsies on are when i film videos! i do wear them out but it takes extra time, sometimes i can't even be bothered.

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?
Nope, unless there's an event held at my home or when my family and i go out to the mall or something

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
I can but i prefer not to

16. How many high end products do you have?
I do have quite a bit. I keep it balanced between high-end& drugstore items in my collection!

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Honestly, this is the beauty rule i break all the time! i spot clean them basically everyday before i do my makeup, but i deep clean them maybe once every 3 weeks. I know, a lot of you are cringing right now.

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
I plan my clothes on occasions, but mostly, i just see what i have in my closet and pull things out

19. How often do you change your handbag?
All the time!

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
I go to sleep around 1-2am and get up around 8-10 ish in the morning

21. How often & when do you workout?
Rarely if ever!

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?
Right handed

23. How tall are you?
I never measure my height, to be honest. I'm guessing 155cm ish?

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
This, what i'm speaking right now, is a foreign language for me

25. How many pets do you have?

26. How often are you on Blogger?
Oh boy, i'm a slacker

27. Do you read the comments posted blogs?

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
it's my last name! if i knew i would use this blog as a beauty platform, i'd think of a more clever name haha

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
My phone. is that bad? hey, i'm working on it;)

31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)
Once a week

32. What is your favorite color?
Rose Gold!

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
I'm not that into magazines to be honest, i'll read whatever is there!

34. Do you swear?

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Well it's 9 o'clock at night, i'll probably study for my upcoming exam and meet up with a friend!

So, there you have it! hopefully it let you know me a tad better, from all perspectives! thank you so much for sticking by my blogs! i promise this time i won't disappoint you!
Cao for now.



(Not so) glammed up FOTD, for one of those days...

So today was just one of those days. Meaning that it was flat. I just went to class, grab some takeaway at a chinese restaurant in my campus, and went home. Raise the holy roof. LOL. 
Anyways, i feel like my Face Of The Day posts on here has been very elaborate and glammed up. I thought, why not show you guys what i look like on a day-to-day basis? 

Once in a while, if i'm feeling fancy, i'll do a full on makeup look to school, with foundation and what not, but at the most part, i'll ended up with this type of looks because i always wake up late and ended up not having time to do my makeup anyways.
So this look is really simple and easy to do, and not very much time consuming. So, let me break these down fo ya!

On my face:
Skin Aqua UV moisture gel SPF 30 PA++ (it's a sunscreen but i use it as my primer as well)
Essence 3 in 1 forget it concealer (skin colored one on problem areas, pink one as brightener under the eyes)
Covergirl TruConceal concealer under the eyes
Max Factor creme puff translucent powder
MAC blush in foolish me

On my eyebrows:
MAC brow set in Beguile

On my eyes:
ELF eyelid primer
Maybelline color tattoo 24hr cream eyeshadow in "Bad To the Bronze" all over the lid blended to the crease
MAC eyeshadow in Vanilla on the browbone as highlight
Revlon Grow Luscious mascara layered with NYX doll eye waterproof mascara

On my lips:
Australis brush on lip and cheek tint in Renaissance Red

So there you have it! my super quick and simple go to look for everyday, when i'm in a hurry mostly. Sigh.. i need to learn how to be a morning person, i know..
But anyways, thanks so much for reading! i appreciate your time!



Birthday dinner FOTD + Dinner pictures! (and some bonus! ;))

Hi Loves!

i'm here today with another FOTD post! i've been loving posting these cos they're really easy to put together plus, for some reason, i love listing down the products for you guys! as per usual, please let me know anyway if you want me to do a tutorial on any of the FOTDs that i've done!

So this one is quite special because it's the makeup that i wore to my 19th birthday dinner (i'll insert some pics in the of this post)
My birthday was on the 3rd of August and i held the dinner on the 17th which is pretty far away but it was the day that everyone was comfortable with. It wasn't big or anything. Just a warm intimate dinner with a few of my really close friends here in Melbourne! 

On my eyes:
NYX HD eyeshadow primer
Model's prefer brow highlighter (on the browbone under the highlight shadow)
Maybelline color tattoo 24 hr cream eyeshadow in Too Cool (shimmery white) sheer-ly applied
The Balm Shady Lady eyeshadow in Mischievous Marissa (inner half of the eyelid)
Bobbi Brown shimmer wash e/s in Rose Gold (outer half of the eyelid)
Model Co colorbox eyeshadow in Miami on the crease
Bobbi Brown matte e/s in Mahogany on the outer V
MAC eyeshadow in Vanilla as highlight on the browbone
Red Earth loose eyeshadow in brocade on the inner corner
Stila smudge pot in black (gel liner)
Ardell 'wispies' eyelashes stuck with Revlon eyelash adhesive
NYX doll eye mascara
MUFE aqua eyes pencil liner in 23L (champagne) on the waterline

On my face:
MUFE all mat 
MUFE HD elixir
Urban Decay complexion primer potion (pore perfecting)
MUFE camouflage cream in 17 (green)
MAC mineralize concealer in NW 25 (all over problem areas)
MUFE HD foundation #150
MAC Pro-longwear concealer in NW20 (under eye)
Smashbox photo op under eye brightener
Bobbi Brown sheer finish loose powder in Pale Yellow (to set under eye concealer)
MUFE super matte loose powder #16 (to set foundation)
MUFE sculpting kit #2 to contour and highlight
Yamamay beauty baked blush in Doll Pink
Bobbi Brown illuminating bronzer in Antigua (shimmery pink blush layered with the other blush)
The Balm Mary Lou-manizer highlighter

On my eyebrows:
NYX eyebrow cake powder in Taupe/ Ash (i used the color ash)
M&S clear brow gel

On my lips:
Sportsgirl pout line lip liner in beauty queen
Silkygirl moisture gloss in Barely Nude

my hair was simply curled with a Vidal Sassoon (known as conair in the US) 38mm barrel ceramic curling iron!

Okay, now that i list down everything, beauty wise, let's move to the fun pictures! Yay!

The Strawberry cheesecake! yum!

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Surprised! (for the 3rd time ;D) 

OOTD feats my houndstooth printed toms ;)

The Maltessers cheesecake! tastes divine!

blowing my 19th bday candle for the 3rd time :)

So that's everything about my birthday dinner! BUT, since i thought this blog is lacking in the pictures department, i decided to throw in some pictures from my actual birthday day (?).
So here it goes, my friends surprised me with cakes in the middle of the night which was uber sweet of them, and then we went to ikea for the day, after that, some other friends of mine showed up in my apartment and surprised me again! even one of em put my mom in skype! 

cookie cake!! my dream came true :D

The second surprise of the day, my eyeliner was up my crease because i teared up when i saw my mom on skype, hehe

Ikea's swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce! yummerrrrr


 So that's about it! hope you enjoyed reading this and thanks so much for reading! ox


Current Make Up wish list!

Hi everyone! hows it going? so i'm here today with a Makeup Wishlisht post! I know... like i don't have enough already! But honestly, i have to say that i've been really good with suppressing my craze for makeup purchasing! So these are the products that i have been lusting over. 
These are products that i would totally be delighted to have but i know it's not something i would purchase right out the bat.
I'm not including products that i have in my list that i know i will buy in the near future. Ok, ready? here it goes!

YSL teint resist foundation.

So, a little back story on this product, i went to the YSL counter in Myer, a high end department store here in Melbourne, initially to company a friend of mine that wanted to check out their infamous Touche Eclat. So when she was having her time with it, i checked out the foundation myself (the new touche eclat foundation it is) and i had a chat with the Sales Assistant and she eventually recommended me the Teint Resist as it has the best formulation out of all the other YSL foundations for oily skin. She swatched a little bit on the back of my hand and OH-MY-GODNESS-GRACIOUS. One thing i reckon the most is that it has such a beautiful finish, it has this velvet-ish finish and is so smooth. I fell in love with it right away!
The Australian retail price for the Yves Saint Laurent teint resist foundation is $79. I personally think it isn't that bad, the RRP on Sephora's website is 55 USD, but honestly i am willing to pay 79 for such a beautiful, luxurious and amazing quality face product!

BareMinerals SPF 15 matte foundation.

I know what you're thinking. "What? you're only getting into this product now?!" 
Well, to be quite honest, i have never been too interested in this best selling products. i know for fact that a handful of my friends swears by this product, my friends who aren't as much into makeup as i do. 
But i've always thought that this is just another lose powder. Which i am now aware that it is absolutely incorrect!
After a little chat with the YSL lady, my friend and i went over to the Mecca Cosmetica section in Myer, because she (my friend) wanted to buy another one of her Bare Minerals foundation. Yes, she went through a whole container. She completely forgot what shade she was in since she ran out of her foundation ages ago so i asked the Mecca sales assistant to color match her. While the lady was applying the foundation to her, trying colors and stuff, i browse around Mecca, swatching this and that, which birings us to the next product i wanted to talk about. 
But as soon as she was finished, my jaw literally dropped. Her skin looks FLAWLESS! just like she just applied a really nice foundation, such a great finish i reckon. Other than that, it has such a good coverage but not powdery looking, remembering the loose-powder form that it comes in. Again, i fell in love with this product at the very first sight.
It retails at AUD 34.95 which i think is not bad at all since the actual RRP in sephora.com is USD 27. Not that big of a difference. But i held my self back from buying it right away since i still have quite a few foundations i'm currently using, including a couple new ones that i'm still trying out. So i thought, if i finish 2 foundations, i'll buy one of these foundations in my wish list, and it goes the same for another one!

NARS cream blush in Cactus Flower

This is another product that i feel like has been raved and hyped all over the beauty community for the longest time, but then again, never seem to interest me that much. Until i swatched it at the Mecca Cosmetica counter in Myer while my friend was getting all glammed up with the Bare Minerals foundation. I've always thought that the colour is very pretty, but i thought the texture would just be like any other cream blush. But boy, they're nowhere close to the same to a couple cream blushes i own (e.g. NYX and Bobbi Brown) The formulation isn't quite as slippery i'd say? i'm not saying that i don't like the ones that i have but, this NARS one has a different texture, almost like a cream to powder finish but a very very smooth one.
The color it self as you may know is a gorgeous mixture of red and a bit of coral with a hint of gold-ish shimmer, although the shimmer is very subtle. It just looked so absolutely stunning and of course, it was love at the first swatch.

Chanel Bronze Universal bronzing makeup base (Soleil Tan De Chanel)

Amongst the list, this highly-raved product from one of my favorite high-end brands is probably the one that has been in my wishlist the longest.
I have had my eyes on this baby for well over a year now. It is just such a unique product that i feel like no other brands has made something quite similar. and of course, the beautiful double c's stamp on the packaging made me want it even more. 
It basically is a light cream textured bronzer for your complexion. I've heard people go on and on and on about how this product blends into your skin like a dream, how natural it looks. From people with different skin tones and under tones. Also, how long it lasts as far as product goes.
It's probably not something i would get in the near future, considering the high price tag. But i promise my self that one day, i will have this gorgeous packaging sitting in my collection.

So that is everything! i know it's not much but i honestly feel like i don't need much more makeup! and like i stated before, i'm not including the products that i know i will definately buy!

Thanks for reading! xoxo


Yet Another FOTD! Purple Fun!!

Hi guys! so this weekend my friends and i went to the movies and see Step Up 4: Miami Heat in 3D! it was suuper good, but i have to say, i like the other step up better! my personal fave is the 2nd one! the final dance was unbelievably irreplaceable! but if you do like dance and stuff, i'd suggest you to see the 4th one anyways, it is really good on its own! 
With this post i wanted to show you the makeup i did to see this movie, nothing occasional but i just felt like wearing fun colours! i went with purple because not only it brings out the color of my brown eyes, i also find purple to be a non-neutral colour that is easier to work with! so here goes the pictures and as per usual, i'll list down all the makeup that i'm wearing!

On my eyes:
NYX HD eyeshadow primer
Model's Prefer brow highlighter (used on the browbone underneath the highlight eyeshadow)
Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in Painted Purple all over the lid blended up to the crease
Kiko water eyeshadow in Chromo Taupe on the crease
MAC eyeshadow in Vanilla on the browbone highlight
Covergirl eyeshadow in Champagne on the inner corner
Make Up Forever aqua liquid liner in 6 (Shimmery Navy blue)
Revlon Grow Luscious + NYX doll eye mascara

On my FACE:
Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion (Pore Perfecting)
MakeUp Forever camouflage cream in 17 (green, to cancel out redness)
Maybelline dream mousse concealer on problem areas
Bobbi Brown creamy concealer in Sand under the eyes
Lioele Triple the solution BB Cream
Maybelline dream matte powder to set
Bobbi Brown Bronzing powder in Golden light
Bobbi brown blush in Apricot (applied closer to the contour)
Bobbi brown illuminating blush in Antigua (applied above the apricot blush, blended)
The Balm Mary Lou-manizer highlighter

NYX eyebrow cake powder in Taupe/ Ash ( i used the color ASH)
Marks& Spencer clear eyebrow gel

Chanel Rouge coco shine in Boy (no. 54)

So there you have it! hope you guys like the way it looked, i think i'm gonna do a tutorial on it soon since this is a colorful and i do way too many neutral tutorials on my channel! hehe. 
If you guys wanted to see what the products i mentioned look like, please let me know since i don't include pictures of the actual products! but i do feature them in my beauty videos, so go ahead and check my youtube channel out if you haven't already. link is on the sidebar as always! 
thanks for reading! xx


Casual dinner on Sat-Night FOTD

so i'm just about to head out the door for a casual saturday night dinner with my good friends. I figured i wanted to do something with an extra 'oomph' on my makeup look. So i decided to corporate some bling to my eye look which i don't do very often. Especially when i'm going out. But i like the way this look turned out, and here's some picture and i hope you had an amazing weekend! xo

(i know i applied the glitter liner a little messy, i wasn't aware that i needed to wait for it to dry before i can open my eyes fully and what not. i need to be more careful next time! )

on my eyes:
NYX HD eyeshadow primer
Model's Prefer brow higlighter (on the browbone underneath the highlight shadow)
The Body Shop mineral loose shadow in Pink Opal all over the lid
The Body Shop eyeshadow in Boho Brown (comes in a quad) on the crease
for highlight on the browbone i just used a random vanilla colored eyeshadow from a pallette
Read Earth eye 'n glow loose shadow in Brocade as inner corner highlight
Urban Decay liquid liner in 'Perversion'
NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Gold
Revlon HD pencil liner in Gold flash on the waterline
Revlon Grow luscious + NYX doll eye mascara 
ELF exact lash mascara on bottom lashes

on my face:
Revlon Photoready primer
MUFE camouflage cream in 17 (green)
Wet 'n Wild ultimate sheers tinted moisturizer in Natural
Read Earth bronzing potion in Beach Party (mixed with the tinted moisturizer)
Maybellin instant age rewind double face perfector (concealer side used) under the eyes
Topshop brighten applied under the eyes on top of the concealer
MUFE aqua cream in 13 as highlight on the cheekbones
Red Earth loose powder as setting powder
Benefit Bella Bamba blush
Stila illuminating finishing powder in gold to set the highlighter

NYX eyebrow cake powder in Taupe/Ash (i used the ASH color)
marks& spencer clear brow gel

On my lips:
Maybelline colorsensational lipstick in Born with it
Model co clear gloss


My MAC lip products collection + review& swatches!

Hi dolls! so here i'm gonna show you my MAC lip products collection including swatches! i don't have too many, but i do have some pretty colors to share and also review for you! so here we go! x

Pro Longwear Lipglass in Infinitely Likeable
Lipglass in Viva Glam Cyndi
Lipglass in Nothingless (Alexander McQueen collection)
Lipstick in Viva Glam Nicki (Satin Finish)
Lipstick in Viva Glam Gaga (Satin Finish)
Listick in Kinda Sexy (Matte Finish)

(The two pots in front)
(L) Lipstick in Speak Louder
(R) Lipstick in Shy Girl
both are cremesheen finishes

swatches of the ligpglosses

Infinitely Likeable pro-longwear lipglass.
As far as color goes, this lipglass has a very adorable milky-pink colour to it, a little bit on the cooler toned side, but definitely still wearable. It also has a creme finish to the color which means it has no shimmer or sheen what so ever.
Formulation wise, it has a thicker and stickier consistency which i personally don't mind, but it might bug some people as it is quite sticky. The stickiness is actually what makes the product stays a long time.
The staying power itself is pretty long, i can't say the exact period of time, but it doesn't wear off easily, however, when it does wear off, it wouldn't stain your lips noticeably.

Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass.
this is one of my current favourite lipglosses out of my collection. The color is a gorgeous red with a corally-warm undertone to it. it is very pretty and would be really easy to pull off. It also brighten up your whole entire complexion!

Nothingless lipglass.
Now i have to say that this lipglass is from a ridiculously old collection, i don't know if you notice but on the packaging it says "Alexander McQueen Fall '07". which i assume means this collection came put in 2007, BUT, i actually bought this lipgloss in 2010 in a MAC store in Saudi Arabia while i was there. so don't judge me for owning it :P
anyways, i have to be honest that i didn't really care about the colour when i bought it, i had to have it because it was from a McQ collection! but i'll break down the color for you anyways!
i would say it's basically a clear lipgloss, but it does have a teeny tiny bit of a creamy color infused to it, so that when you apply it, it would kind of mute the color you have on your lips a bit. It also has loads of shimmer. it'll make your lips look shiny and all that. i think this is a perfect runway type of lipgloss since it is very natural but very shiny.

when it comes to the staying power and formulation, MAC's lipglasses are pretty standard, they don't wear for a very long period of time, i'd say 1-2 hours? sometimes even less if you eat or drink, etc. all in all they are not my favourite products that MAC has to offer, but i definately like them.

Kinda Sexy, VivaGlam Gaga, VivaGlam Nicki, Shy Girl, Speak Louder

now i have to say i adore MAC's lipstick, the quality is just above and beyond, they are my fave MAC products aside from the blushes.
As you may notice from the first picture in this post, i depoted 2 lipsticks to a jar container, simply because they melted when i have them in my purse while i was out and about. But it didn't change it's formulation or color what so ever, although i prefer to apply lipsticks straight from the bullet, i still reach for the 2 lipsticks because they are my absolute faves!

Kinda Sexy is a beautiful nude with a pink-peach undertone, i love it as it is not a nude that washes my skintone out, it's a perfect mid tone nude, also, it has a matte finish. Although mattes in general aren't my fave, this color is way pretty and is nice for a little bit of a finish change in your makeup look

Viva Glam Gaga as you can see is a very cool toned blue based pink colour, it definately is wearable as it has a satin finish where it is quite sheer but, is buildable.

Viva Glam Nicki, is the opposite of Gaga. it is a bright bold pink but it is so much on the warmer side. i love this lipstick so much as the color is again, wearable and brightening. Also, i love Nicki Minaj. hehe

Shy Girl is another very pretty nude that i love. It definately is on the lighter side compared to kinda sexy, and has so much more peach undertone. i would say it's like a 'brighter' nude, than kinda sexy, if that make sense? as kinda sexy is more of an everyday 'calm' nude color. This is one of those lipstick color that would go perfect with Smokey eyes. Also, this is a cremesheen finish, which probably is my favorite finish for MAC lipsticks, they are very pigmented but very smooth and shiny. i love it!

Speak Louder, i have to say is my favourite color out of the 5 i have right now. it's the perfect bright pink with a bit of corally undertone to it. It is very pretty and flattering on the lips! also it has a cremesheen finish that i love!

so there you have it! my MAC lip products collection! i would love to get recommendations of which one i should get next up!



Update + my europe trip pictures!

hi dolls! how have you been? i hope it's all fantastic!
i don't wanna go on and make excuses for my lack of post on here. i have been genuinely busy with life, school, AND youtube, etc. with that being said, i still regularly post beauty videos on youtube (with some glimpses to my life through vlogs also!) so make sure you subscribe!
1 thing you may or may not know, i have moved to australia. yay. i have been here for about 2 months now, and i've just been trying to settle down and what not. despite the fact that i miss my hometown, also my family and friends back there like none other, i have to admit that my life here hasn't been bad! mainly because i do have quite a bit of friends moved here along with me for their studies as well. so i always have some people to hang out and be familiar with.
As far as the study itself goes, quite honestly, it has been a struggle to catch up, remembering how different the system in here compared to the one applied to campuses back home, but it's not to the point where i can't handle it though.
In a nutshell, it is all good. i am just in the settling down phase of moving into a totally new environment which is 100% normal.

Anyways, rather than making this post a boring-text-only post where you would probably skip anyway, i would make a comeback to this blog by posting some of the pictures from my trip to europe last christmas break. i had tooonnsss of fun and it was one of the highlight of my life for sure.

Milano, Italy <3

having Pizza at Pisa! lol :D

totes loving the frosty feel in this picture! (this was taken in a cable car!) Mt. Titlis, Switzerland

waddup... just chillin' with ma boo here <3

Gothic church, Koln, Germany.

Eiffel Tower babyyyyy!

Diamonds are a girl's bestfriend ;) (Madame Tussauds museum, London)

The Colosseum, Italy

feats the Gondola Maaan! Venice, italy

Westminster Abbey! in London, where the royal wedding took place ;) and everyone, meet my little brother!

The city of Innsbruck, Austria

THIS is where my 2 favorite places ever to be, meet each other. Disneyland& Paris

SOOOOO, i hope you enjoyed the pictures! expect tons more posts coming up! lots of product reviews, hauls and what not! i love you guys and take care!