Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sydney Recap: Looking Back on my Study Aboard Experience

Hi Everyone 
In this post, i just wanna share some update about my life and my thought during my Study in Sydney for 4 months.

Probably some of you guys are not really interested in my not so fancy life. But sharing is caring, we can't please everyone anyway. 
More importantly, i always felt really blessed and grateful as person that filled and surround with loving family and friends.

It’s gonna be a long post, so get ready for it :P

Celebrate my 20th Birthday

It first started when i decided to applied to studying in UNSW (University of New South Wales Australia) from my home university for only 1 Semester. One semester in here is around 4 months, and I study for only 3 days in one week.  It’s very different if we compare in Indonesia who have more denser schedule. 

At first, I really not interested in this program, I’m just too lazy to adapt in new environment and how everyone around me judge and give negative opinion to this program as a waste of money and not worth.

Funny stories, the one who is more excited about this program is my dad. He kept force me to apply and join the Study Aboard Program. He said that it will be a good experience for me to learn and see people out there, and how I should be grateful of this opportunity that has given to me because there a lot of people out there who want to studying in overseas but can’t because various reason.
In the end, I should really thank him for force me applying this program.

St. Mary Cathedral in Hyde Park
From the first weeks,i experience a lot of new things. Everything seems really fun and excited. New life, New people, New food to try and New place to explore around. With the beautiful scenery and fresh weather which what i really appreciate *because i can't get this environment in Jakarta. 
i really loving this city so much.

Amazing UNSW mall(Walks) from above.

Strangers that bumped into our group selfie 
So far, i have been enjoyed my stayed with my new environment and lifestyle. Breakfast is a really big thing in Australia, they take really seriously to enjoy a good food for breakfast and start the day right ! Having a breakfast and sip a really good coffee everyday is heaven for me. :)

Then, i start the first day of uni. Usually when the beginning of the academic year  started, the university will held an orientation week which is an event that held to orient and welcoming a new student.
The o'week is packed with a lot of people with many booth that filled with student club in UNSW. They also shows many performance and interactive games to the visitor. The atmosphere is really fun and we got a lot of freebies from it. :)


Despite the happy times, there's also a bad times  that occurred. it's my first time leave and stayed in other country and the struggle of an adaptation start to appear.  Because english is not my first language, the communication process is obstructed and it's really hard to speak my mind fluently. The language barrier affect a lot during my studies.

I also experience a stress from cultural shock, i get really emotional and hard to adapt in competitive and high individualist environment. There's a time i really want to going back to Jakarta, i kept counting days to my departure to leave this country. *lol
i'm in the state of crucially homesick.

Amazing UNSW mall(Walks) from above.
There's many differences in teaching system in Australia. The student in Australia is more active when answering the question and give their opinion freely. In addition, they also more critical when arguing their opinion. On the other side,student in my country is more passive and shy to give their opinion. 

In addition, the lectures also expect the student have to be very critical when thinking. Every statement that we stated have to based on theory, facts, and we have to responsible for our opinions.


Beach near Port Stephen

Strolling around Bondi Beach

i realized the culture that applied in a country affect how their society behavior and how they react in the environment. Because of the significant cultural differences, especially in a very individualist country, it makes me hard to accept my current situation. it's really a huge challenge that i ever experiences. Moreover, i don't prepare myself well with lot of information beforehand which led a frustration.

My everyday view, a beautiful sunset from my dorm window. 

Rainbow on the way back home :)
But, i learnt to develop myself to act and adapt in "uncomfortable" environment and become an independent person.
it's also taught me to be confident to express myself and taught me to clearly describe what i want to achieve in life.
i found that when i'm alone,i pondering a lot of things, especially about how we as a human to lived and survive.
Everyone have a different perspective and view about happiness.

"It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change."


In the end, i believe i made the best decision in my life choosing to study aboard and i experience valuable experiences that shaped me a better and mature person. 
it also shaped my personality and broader my view toward this world because of many differences and diversity that we have. My perspective is also changed a lot. If i can say, i completely reborn as a new person. 
i may sound exaggerating, but i completely feel the difference in the pattern of how i see things.  

Trip from Blue Mountain

All this things that is hard at the beginning will a lot easier in the end.

i can't wait to another journey that awaits me in the future :D. i wish in the future, i was given another opportunities to develop myself and start a new adventure in my life. 

Beautiful Sunset from Above when headed back to Jakarta :)
Thanks for giving your time to read a piece of my life and have a nice journey everyone :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

How I Shaped and Draw My Eyebrow

Today post is most requested from my friends and colleague, 
which is how i shaped my eyebrow. I never take a makeup course before, i just learnt makeup by watching tons of youtube video and read a beauty article. 

My brow shaped also changed within this past few years, like straight korean style eyebrow to slightly arched eyebrow. i can said that slightly arched eyebrow is definitely the best suited my face shaped. 

i write a step by step how to shaped eyebrow, so take a look :

1. Find what eyebrow shapes you want and suited your face best ! :

Here's a guide to find your perfect eyebrow according to your own face shapes:

2. Measure M.A.G.I.C formula for perfect brow :

it's really easy, just take your eyebrow pencil or eyeliner to make a guide line to shaped the brow you desire. 

-The beginning of the brow goes from the straight from the side of your nose , and make a dot or line after you find the spot. This will make easier to outline the brow.

- The Arch part is start from the outside of your pupil.

- The End or the length of your brow is where you put your pencil sideways from outer nose.

3. Make an Outline ~!

After you dot your face, make a line by connecting the line you make after the measurement. 

4. Start by plucking or waxing the brow hair 

This is the most longest step, because you need extra attention and very careful to not over-plucking your hair.  Just pluck hair on the outside of the outline you make. 

5. Finish~! Fill your Brow.
Fill your brow with your favorite eyebrow product and voila. Perfect Eyebrow are all your :D

Here's My favorite eyebrow pencil :
-Shu Uemura Hard Formula (perfect for beginner and natural brow)
-Anastasia Brow Wiz (perfect for shaped and crisp eyebrow)

Thank for Reading, if you have any question or thought. Feel free to comment :D

Monday, December 29, 2014

Naked 2 by Urban Decay (Overview)

An overview of world most favorite eyeshadow palette, i'm sure all of you have known that famous UD eyeshadow especially a beauty junkie. A neutral shadow that can be wear daily or in a special occasion.  

i'm not really an eyeshadow girl, i rarely wear it. The reason i rarely using eyeshadow because i have a monolids eyes, so it doesn't look really good if we compare with double eyelids people. i have to put a really high and thick to make it visible when i'm open my eyes. So, an eyeshadow palette is my least favorite product in my makeup collection. 

Anyway, i realized i should invest a good neutral eyeshadow in my collection and i get really bored with the color on my too faced palette. So.. i know i'm a bit late for this craze, but better late that never right ? :D

For those of you who haven't know about this palette or just want to see the product and get to know more about it. Here's a picture of the product that i took when i first bought this eyeshadow palette. 

The Front of the box,

The box itself is quite thick, around 2.5 cm ? despite the actual palette is really thin and sleek. 

The Back of the box

An explanation of the product, 


Here's the product :

The side,

Shine Bright Baby~~ 

Freshly pressed eyeshadow :*


The palette contain an Primer Potion Eye-primer sample that really well known too. 

Here's the front and the back of the sample that contain an information of the importance of using eye-primer.  

 They will give you 4 sample for each eye primer, quite generous right ? :D

Each sample last me a really long time, so it's value for the money. 

That's it ! 
i hope you enjoy the post and not get bored 

 Thank You For Visiting My Blog ^^

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Top 10 Holy Grail Beauty Product

Hi Everyone , sorry for the lack update for this past few months. 
College life is getting tougher and my life have been busy lately with a lot of assignment and project. :( 

Today post is about :

"My TOP 10 Holy Grail Beauty Product"

YES..!! My HG Product that i can't live without and worth every penny you spent. The product i list below is works amazing for me and always satisfied me, but i can't guarantee that the product will works just like it did for me. Anyway it's totally worth to try, maybe it will works for you and became one of your HG products too :) 

Good product isn't always have to be expensive, even a drugstore product have a great quality if we compare with a high end product with super high price too. So basically you will find an affordable product in my list because i'm not that rich to have a money to spend with super expensive product.

PS : Get Ready for a long post :P 

Here's the list :

1. Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner. 

Hands Down, this is the best Eyeliner i have tried in ma life~! i have tried a numerous amount of eyeliner out there. Because i'm an eyeliner freak, I already tried a bunch of eyeliner such as korean , japanese eyeliner and even high end one. But i always went back with this babies <3

Definitely repurchase this for the rest of my life until i found a product that beat my babies ^^. This is already my 3 bottle of eyeliner since i purchase the eyeliner.  
When it comes to eyeliner, i really like a liquid than pencil or gel type. i think it works faster and suit my eye shape the best. 

What i love about this is because it doesn't smudge on me through the day , super black and not to forget the price is very cheap!

Nothing perfect in this world right ? i do have what i dislike about this product. The eyeliner does fade a little and flaky if you rub it. 
This eyeliner is have a finish formula, so for those of you who didn't like a glossy finish in their eyeliner, this might be not for you. But sure it worth every penny.

2. Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil

Natural and Gorgeous eyebrow ? This pencil will definitely give you the look. :) it has become my go to eyebrow saver. The pencil itself is really unique because it will works after it interacts with the oils in the brow hairs. So, if you rub into your hand there's nothing happen. :) That's why i never worried the application is too thick.

The staying power is very long lasting even in the humid place (a.k.a Jakarta) and smudge proof. This product is really well known in beauty guru and it is one of the best seller product of shu uemura. The shape of the pencil is very unique too if we compare with eyebrow pencil out there. i never realized a good eyebrow product will change your whole look. 
Give it a tried guys ! :D

3. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #14 (Corail in Touch)

The most creamy and pigment lipstick! This lipstick is very smooth when applied and the packaging is very elegant. i never thought that i will really love this product. The orange color really makes my face brighter and suit my lips. 
Probably my MLBB (My Lips But Better) product. Totally love it!

4. Peripera Water Lip Tint (#1 Cherry Juice)

i can't say this is a great product for lips, but it does a great product for blush!
The color does really pigmented but it will quickly went off. i have to re applied it after few hours and after i eat or drink. 
Because this is a 2 in 1 product which is can be used for lips and blush, i completely fell in love when i'm using this for blush.

it's give you a natural rosy flush in your cheek!  The staying power is much longer than if we using it for lips. 

A little goes long a way, i can said that i using this almost everyday in daily basis and i the product is still a lot ! Not to forget the price is really cheap too :D 
A good steal for benefit famous lip tint, Benetint. :P

5. IOPE Air Cushion

BB Cushion is the most innovative product for 2014, i can said that the idea of bb cream in a cushion form is genius. it really a time saver in my morning routine. IOPE is the most popular BB cushion among the other brand, i can understand why this product is really popular in Korea. Because i can say that i totally love it..! 

The coverage is medium which is perfect for me :), and it's really moisturize your face and give a glowy, healthy effect. 

Definitely recommend this product..!  

6. Naked Palette

Do i have to say more for this palette ?

Every girl should have this gorgeous and neutral eyeshadow .. :) 
Investing this eyeshadow to your Makeup Collection is totally worth every penny.. !

Mine is Naked 2, i can make natural to smoky looks with this babies and the color is super pigmented 

it just ah-ma-zing :D 

7. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

i'm rarely use a highlighter in my daily makeup routine, but ever since i bought this product, it became one of my favorite highlighter! it's really fun to put a makeup that can give you a glowy effect on cheek bone or brow bone. 

The color of this highlighter is soft, shimmering champagne shade with gold notes, and a bit glittery (*in a good way)

If i'm not feeling well or my face just look really tired next morning, this is a perfect one to really brightener your face 

i'm sure this product will last really long time, the balm is very generous in their product and quality of their product is really good. So, a little goes long away. 

8. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer 

Just like it name, this concealer is super creamy and the coverage is really good. i can use it for under eye, blemishes and it doesn't crack or make dry patches on my skin. 

Using a concealer is really make a huge difference.. ! Now i understand why everyone can't live without this! :D

9. Maybelline Rocket Mascara
Not really a big fan of eyelashes, But sure if i have to pick which one my favorite mascara. This Maybelline Rocket Mascara sure is my HG for the moment, i have reviewed in my previous post. Please check it out :D

it's really length my lashes and doesn't clump, the best thing is this one is smudge proof !

Perfect for everyday look !

10. Make Up For Ever HD Foundation 

If i need more coverage, i usually pick this foundation for my makeup routine. it's oil-free, HD-Free and doesn't feel heavy on my skin. 

At first you might think the foundation doesn't really have a good coverage, but once you build and keep blending, it give you an air brushes look ! 

The good thing is this is HD Foundation, which mean doesn't leave a white cast when you photograph your face.

Worth it !

That's the end of my post,
Sure is a really long post :P, hope you didn't get bored reading it :D

Thank You !