Cerita Inspirasi 2

Hello semua 🙂

Ini kedua kalinya aku bikin blog post dari Whatsapp / pesan berantai yang aku terima.

Aku mau share ini ke temen-temen semua soalnya ini juga ngingetin dan menginspirasi aku.

Jadi biar sama-sama termotivasi lagi.

Aku sering banget juga bahas ini sebenernya.. Yaitu tentang jangan iri karena ngga ada kehidupan orang yang perfect. Yang kita lihat cuman bagus tampilan luarnya tanpa tau gimana kondisi di dalemnya.

Yuk tanpa basa basi lagi… Langsung aku copy ke bawah yah.


*SETIAP ORANG PUNYA CERITA*

*SETIAP ORANG PUNYA SAHABAT*

*SETIAP ORANG PUNYA MASALAH*

Hidup selalu terbungkus oleh banyak lapisan. Kita hanya melihat lapisan luar & tidak tahu isi dalamnya…

Kita hanya melihat, “wah…. pengusaha itu hebat, rumahnya besar, mobilnya mewah, hidupnya bahagia sekali…”

Padahal dia lagi stress & hidupnya penuh hutang, kerja keras hanya buat bayar bunga pinjaman, semua asetnya sudah jadi milik bank…

Huaaa… pasangan anggun yang hadir di acara reuni itu begitu serasi & mempesona, mereka pasti hidup harmonis & bahagia…

Padahal hidup mereka penuh dengan kebencian, saling menuduh, menghianati & menyakiti, bahkan sudah dalam proses perceraian & bagi harta…

Lihat pemuda itu, lulusan Harvard dengan nilai cumlaude, pasti mudah dapat kerja, gaji besar, hidupnya pasti bahagia…

Padahal dia kena PHK sudah 10x, jadi korban fitnah di lingkungan kerjanya. Sudah 2 bulan belum dapat job baru…

Woww… Ibu muda itu, selalu ke pub clubbing & diskotik, dia punya banyak waktu, ngga perlu pusingin kerjaan rumah, hidupnya enjoy banget, dia pasti bahagia….

Padahal batinnya hampa & kesepian, jiwanya merintih. suaminya tak pernah menghargai & mengasihinya…

Lihat tetangga kita anaknya sudah besar-besar semua, bapak ibunya sudah boleh santai & tenang, mereka pasti bahagia, namun kenyataannya orang tua mereka tak pernah bisa tidur nyenyak, anak2nya tak berbakti, suka judi & narkoba.

Kita selalu tertipu oleh keindahan di luar & tidak tahu realita yang di dalam.

Sesungguhnya semua keluarga punya masalah. Semua orang punya cerita duka. Begitulah hakekat hidup.

Janganlah menggosip tentang masalah orang, sebenarnya siapapun tidak mau mengalami masalah tapi manusia tak luput dari masalah.

Jangan mengeluh karena masalah. Hayatilah makna dibalik semua masalah maka semua masalah akan membuat hidup menjadi bermakna!

Jangan bandingkan hidupmu dengan orang lain, karena orang lain belum tentu lebih bahagia dari kita.

SEBUAH MASAKAN, menjadi SEDAP, karna

DIMASUKKAN bumbu-bumbu yang “dipilih” oleh KOKI yang memasaknya.

Begitupun, SEBUAH KEHIDUPAN, menjadi INDAH karna MASUKNYA ORANG-ORANG yang Tuhan “ijinkan” dalam kehidupan seseorang.

Ada yang MASUK seperti KUNYIT, walau penampilan nya jelek, tapi sanggup memberi “WARNA INDAH” yang sulit dilupakan.

Ada yang MASUK seperti BAWANG MERAH yang semakin lama bersamanya, semakin banyak “AIR MATA” yang tertumpah.

Ada yang MASUK, seperti LADA walau nampak kecil halus, tapi memberi “KEHANGATAN”.

Ada juga yang MASUK, seperti CABAI, yang “menipu” dengan warnanya yang menarik tapi membuat “KERINGAT” bercucuran DAN PEDIH.

Ada yang keras dan harus digilas, ada yang lembut dan cukup ditaburkan. Ada yang hadir hanya sebagai pengharum dan ada juga yang hadir untuk menentukan rasa.

JAGALAH dan JANGAN SIA-SIAKAN mereka yang MASUK memberi KEBAIKAN dalam hidupmu..!

SYUKURILAH dan JANGANLAH MEMBENCI.. mereka yang MASUK “menyakiti” hidupmu, karna, merekapun juga “berperan” MENYEDAPKAN pribadimu..!

SEMUANYA ITU, Tuhan ijinkan “MASUK”, untuk MERUBAH, segala yang “tidak baik” yang ada dalam pribadimu, untuk menjadi lebih baik..!

Tuhan mengolahmu dan membentukmu untuk jadi sajian yang sedap bagi semua orang.

Selamat menikmati aneka menu hidupmu. Jalani hidup bersama orang lain… bagaimanapun mereka… akan membantu mengolah hidupmu menjadi sajian yang menyenangkan.

Semoga hari ini dan seterusnya kita semua selalu diberikan sukacita, damai sejahtera & berkat yang melimpah dari Allah

*MOTTO* :

*Hidup itu Singkat*

*Jadikanlah Hidup ini selalu Bermakna dan Bermanfaat bagi sesama.*


Pesan di atas cukup singkat dan bahasanya juga sangat mudah dipahami.

Aku juga dalam hidup ini sering kali dilemma, sering melihat ke rumput tetangga yang lebih hijau.

Tapi lagi-lagi, rumput yang hijau itu juga prosesnya panjang.

Perlu disiramin tiap hari, perlu dipupuk. Dicabutin ilalangnya dan lain sebagainya.

Aku juga ngga tau kalo mungkin atasnya terlihat hijau tapi ternyata akarnya sudah tidak kuat dan tinggal menunggu waktu saja.

Dengan message singkat ini aku dapet gentle reminder buat bisa mensyukuri lebih lagi porsi yang sudah Tuhan berikan ke masing-masing kita.

Karena semuanya baik. Tidak berlebih, tidak berkekurangan. Dan semuanya selalu membawa ke cerita yang lebih baik ☺️

Thank you for reading dan semoga ini memberi semangat dan kehangatan untuk hari kalian!

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Savvy Minerals Review + Makeup Inspiration

Last Saturday, 14 July 2018, i was invited on Afternoon Talkshow about “Healthy and Wealthy with Savvy Minerals and Young Living Essential Oils” hosted by Surabaya Beauty Blogger, WomanBlitz, Healthy Wealthy Oils and Oils Holic.

I believe many of us has heard about Young Living Essential Oils, the pioneer of therapeutic grade essential oils. And last year, they launched their first ever mineral makeup collections under Savvy Minerals brand.

And because it still under Young Living which believe on the natural things, we can expect non toxin – non synthetic – no paraben – no filler products, plus, infused with essential oils.

All Savvy Minerals products come in powder so that they don’t need to put paraben (liquid tend to expired faster). And though it comes in powder, all the products could be use to create perfect makeup for daily to glam party look.

Here’s the picture of me getting a glam look makeover . Full face makeup using Savvy Minerals

I got Eyeshadow colour 406, Lipstick colour 602 – Daydream and Lavender Lipbalm (for winning the quiz) during the Event.

So let’s head on to my review and scroll below to see me creating Daily Makeup Look using Savvy Minerals products that i got.


Eyeshadow 406

It’s not that difficult to apply powdery eyeshadow. Just bear in mind to always tap the brush first, or the dust will drop messily on face.

The eyeshadow has a bit of shimmering finish. Yess a bit because the blink isn’t too obvious, but definitely not matte either. I need to add more swatches (gradually) in order to get the darker shade. And finally it become the combination of purplish grey smokey kinda color.

Maybe it will be easier if i put on eyeprimer to help boosting the color ☺️

The eyeshadow is blend-able! Easy to blend and mix and match with other color, even from other brand.

And it is also easy to remove with any makeup remover.


Lipstick 602 Day Dream

It has metallic finish. The color is frosty pink. I used the word frosty because of the metallic effect. But as it get more mature on the lip, the color will slightly change to darker shade. But for me, i personally think it’s too pale for me. Even if i keep adding the color. So my best tips will be combine it with other lipstick color.

This lipstick could moist my lip well (castor oil is the key here). If you have dry or chapped lip, i suggest you to put on lipbalm first for easy and smooth application.

Oh i can easily wipe clean my lips 🙂 Also, this lipstick don’t stain. Good one!


Now let’s play with the makeup.

I created this Daily Natural (plus faux age spots) look to test the products. While everyone getting crazy with cute little fake freckles all around the face, i choose bigger one to make it relateable.

To achieve the look, i used:

Face: Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Cream, after makeup all done, i use Innisfree No Sebum Powder.

Eyes:

Step1: brush over Naked2 Urban Decay “Bootycall” all over eyes.

Step2: use Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow 406 on outer crease, blend blend and blend. Add the color gradually to build up the color.

Step3: use CityColor Highlighting Powder Intense Exposure on the inner crease. And on the arch of the brow.

Step4: add Kanebo Black Liquid eyeliner and put on eyelashes to add more drama.

Brow: fill the brow using Naked2 Urban Decay “Blackout”

Highlight: nose – upper lip – cheek bone using City Color Highlighting Powder Intense Exposure

Shading: nose – jaw bones – forehead using LT Pro Shade and Tint Kit 02

Lips: Savvy Minerals Daydream Lipstick

Blush: VOV Minerals 01 Blending Coral

Freckles: using Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow 406

And….. VOILA

What do you think of the makeup? Can we agree to put the word “legit” for this?

I have proven that Savvy Minerals products could be use nicely both for daily and glam look. Ohh by the way, those big freckles looking real but still nice.

I am pleased ❤️

So are you going to try Savvy Minerals products too?

If you need more information about Savvy Minerals or Young Living oil, you can go to their official website at:

www.youngliving.com

https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/c/savvy-minerals-by-young-living

Or whatsapp to:

Yuki: +62877-7180-8009

Pauline: +6281-21761-6112

Xoxo

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La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Review

Goshhh we’ve arrived in July already!

How are you guys doing so far?

I want to update you with my new skincare routine. I have been using this for 1.5 months now.

It’s La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+)

This cream is good for acne prone skin. It stated to become anti imperfection cream, reduce marks, reduce uneven skin tone, and help to fight acne.

What about those who has no problem with acne? Not to worry, you can still use this cream for anti imperfection like redness, big pores, uneven skin tone and more.

First thing to remember, this cream is not moisturizer cream.

You need to apply your moisturizer after using this cream, or you can apply serum before this cream.

The sequence will be:

Face Wash – Toner – Serum – Effaclar Duo – Moisturizer, or

Face Wash – Toner – Serum – Effaclar Duo, or

Face Wash – Toner – Effaclar Duo – Moisturizer

Now, though it is suggested to use 1 range of La Roche Posay products, i have no problem combining the Effaclar Duo with my SK-II products.

Let’s get down with the details why i am in love with this.

I have sensitive oily combination skin. It takes only a day to test whether my skin will react to new product. If i can survive the first day, i won’t have to deal with anything later on. It means, new product successfully accepted by my skin.

And this Effaclar Duo had been accepted by my sensitive skin since day 1.

So i’ll conclude it as:


Lightweight – Fast Absorbtion

The cream is lightweight. When i apply onto my face, the skin directly absorb the cream and left my skin well hydrated without being sticky and oily.

Smells Good

The ingredients list stated it used perfume, and as far as my nose can recognize, it’s the combination of jasmine and rose smell. Soothing and feeling good!

Paraben Free

95% of my skincare and makeup are now paraben free. So i’m delighted to add this one into the healthier skin family!

Comes with the Choice of SPF and not

I have 2 types. The one with SPF for day, and without SPF for evening. Actually we can apply the non SPF for morning too but we gotta need sunblock before our activities. So when La Roche Posay provides the built in SPF, i guess it’s a great deal to cut off the extra need of putting another layer for morning routine!

Eliminates Skin Problems

Here’s the before picture. I always have problem with acnes, breakouts, and redness around my chin. And after 2 weeks of routine usage, this is the result:

I don’t apply any acne creams or drinking any vitamins to help heal my acnes. This Effaclar Duo really does its own magic to my skin.

For drugstore products, this really do a wonder! I totally in love.

Affordable

As compared with my previous skincare, SK-II, this is very affordable and i can see visible result before i finish half of the tube!


Angelia’s Personal Tips for Effaclar Duo (+)

I heard that the group divided into 2, 50% satisfied, 50% grew more acnes.

As this cream is for acne prone skin, it means it shouldn’t trigger any acnes and breakouts.

Now if you worry, you can test whether you’re allergic to Effaclar Duo or just the combination of range of the products you used is not match with your skin.

How?

It’s by using the Effaclar Duo alone (without other products) for a week.

Face Wash – Efflacar Duo.

That’s it.

If you see no sign of irritations, breakouts and anything else, means your skin is in good condition with the ingredients of this Effaclar Duo.

Then after a week, to embrace back a well hydrated skin, you can add your daily skincare routine combine with Effaclar Duo.

If something happen, try to check whether the serum, the face wash, or the moisturizer triggers it.

In my case, the first day i used only Effaclar Duo and i think my oily combination skin is dry. I quickly add moisturizer on the routine the next day.

But after a week, i try to use the Effaclar Duo only, and looks like my skin is good enough. Supple enough so i don’t apply any moisturizer.

Yup i know Effaclar Duo is not moisturizer so by nature i need something else, but then, my skin could really take it and show great result.

Now it’s up to you to use it solo, or combine it.

For budget wise, you can try to buy without SPF because you can apply it morning and night. It will save more money than directly buy 2 tubes without knowing whether your skin will love it or not.


So that’s all about my La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo review.

Drop me questions if you want to ask or share something about your skin concern. ❤️

Wish you have new insight after reading.

Great day to all of you!

Priority

Hi everyone.

Welcome back to my Girl’s Talk time! And today i want to share with you all about PRIORITY.

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Everything that has life in this world has the same time. It’s 24 hours a day.

Whether you’re the busiest man alive, the forever no job man, the richest man, the poorest, the saddest, or the happiest.

God is so fair by giving us the same amount of time to be spent daily to make the best of our life.

Now the choice to set the priority and to spend the time, is all up to individual person.

And here’s my keyword for this blog post.

Though we all have that 24 hours, we never really spent all 24 hours doing what we love, what we like, what we told to do, and what we should do.

I guess you don’t really get it, or are you with me already?

Let’s say…. I’m an architect student who has lot of projects. These past 1 week i haven’t slept.

Waitttt… Do you think it means 7 days straight no sleep? Actually i can sleep maybe 15 minutes or more, sometimes less, in between. Though it is true that on some days, i did really open my eyes straight from AM to AM.

When i don’t even have time for sleep, do you think i don’t do anything else than just my project? In fact, i can still browse instagram a second, checking out the news, text my loved ones saying i’m busy but i miss you, hoping this hell week end soon.

Are you with me now? I guess you start to get the bigger picture by now.

In simple, No one is ever too busy for something. Because it’s all about setting a priority.


If you’re in a relationship….

I know that you still have your family, your own “Me Time”, your friends, your hobby and many other exciting stuffs and people rather than to spend 24/7 with your Babyboo.

I know that study and score well is inportant. Attend meeting and filing report is important.

I agree. 100% agree.

But if you have already committed to someone, you need to give “a little you” to the other half.

Just a simple chat in the morning, or in the midst of your busy day telling your condition and how you wish your Baby had a great day…. A simple text like that will make someone feel relief.

I believe though you have a tight schedule, you can text on few seconds. And you will always that few seconds ☺️

For those who is waiting the text….. Rather than being angry and waiting for long time, you can also text first. To wish your other half a great day in the midle of their busy schedule.

Love is not about receiving. Love is also giving.

So do give attention. It is not important who text first, who call first.

But if you never receive, it is an alert that you might not in the priority list.

The best way to solve this, is to communicate. Tell your loved ones how you feel. Find solution.

Both of you must listen and have a big heart to understand each other.

The key is, if he/she really like you, he/she won’t miss a chance to get in touch with you. Even in the busiest day of his/her life.


Friends are also important.

Don’t forget to make time to catch up with them.

Be balance. You need your time together with friends alone. Without your lover. This could improve the fun and personal time with your group.

But don’t forget to ask your lover come along in the group hangout some other times. To build a greater connection between your important people.

The same thing applies for Family.

They need you because you’re the precious son and daughter of the family.

Have your time alone with them. Have a quality time.

In other occassion, you can bring your lover along to catch up with the whole family on the next family reunion.

Balance is the key.

If you really pour out the best of you when you’re together with them, i believe there will be no jealousy within them.

Jealousy comes when a person thinks that he/she is out from the priority.

Be committed with the schedule you have made and make sure to communicate it with your lover.

For example if you have already promised your mom to have lunch with her, tell your lover that the noon is belong to you and mom.

If you grab your food so fast and go off, your mom will start to think that she’s going to lose you and begins to dislike your lover.

And vice versa.


Priority….

For me priority doesn’t have to be strict and stiff.

It must be flexible depends on the situation.

For me priority it’s not being number one. Being the top. Priority is about willingness.

We have to take care ourselves, our family, our loved one, our friends, our job and more.

That’s when the balance and the priority takes to place.

Actually it’s not that hard to set a priority for every situation we face.

It is just the willingness.

Remember, everybody has the same 24 hours. Everybody has struggles and problems.

So your action really determine your willingness. Your priority.

Let me close this with example.

Your long lost friend contact you and wanna catch up. And you make excuses because of the place is far from your house.

Actually it’s never really about the distance. If he/she is your closed friend, you will be willing to take that extra miles and catch up happily.

Right?

Appreciate those around you who is willing to spend the time with you.

Because they might have such headache but still put you on their “willing list” aka priority and make time just for you ❤️

Have a great day!!

Clinelle Caviar Gold Series Review

Good day to all of you my blogging family! 🙂

Today i want to share my review for Clinelle Caviar Gold series.

I believe that my fellow friends from Hongkong, Singapore and Malaysia have already knew this brand before. If you new to this brand, Clinelle is under PT EIG Dermal Wellness. And EIG (Esthetics International Group) has 30 years of experience in skincare industry. And thank God that Clinelle also entered Indonesia’s market through Guardian, so you and me today, can try this wonderful drugstore skincare.

So when i was contacted to review Clinelle’s new line: Caviar Gold, i screamed happily!

First is because my friends already told me how great Clinelle products are. Second, it’s Caviar Gold. One of the most wonderful (and expensive) ingredients for beauty regime alltogether in one!

Clinelle Caviar Gold line is formulated and manufactured in Korea. It has extravagant formula of caviar and gold to boost collagen, promote natural brightening, skin firming and lifting.

So let’s start the review.


I will break down the review using a sequence order, which showing you step by step of using these products.

Clinelle Caviar Gold Firming Cleanser

Facial cleanser is the first step.

I clean my face with this 2 times daily: morning and evening.

This cleanser comes with easy squeeze tube with flip cap. It has runny gel with specks of gold, foamy and could cleanse my skin well without skin being dry after the wash. Oh tips from me, squeeze a little only because this could easily spill. You don’t want to waste it ☺️

Clinelle Caviar Gold Firming Lotion

Use this Firming Lotion as the second step. Actually this is not the lotion you imagine. This is a toner.

It is run smoothly like water, just a bit thicker. My skin absorb this quite fast and it is refreshing to use.

Clinelle Caviar Gold Firming Serum

I really love this serum! The tiny gold balls are wonderful to see. Not to mention the effectiveness of this product too.

The consistency is light, not so runny as compared to the toner (lotion). Hydrating, absorb quickly into the skin, non greasy and non sticky feeling. This is a great serum to get supple skin.

Clinelle Caviar Gold Firming Eye Serum

I feel that this eye serum consistency is thicker than the face serum and lotion. Tips: pump a bit only or it will be such a waste. I only need a little to massage this on my eyes area and instantly feel refresh and relax!

Oh i totally surprise that my eyemakeup works well with this product, so i can use it morning and evening too! Before, i only apply eye serum/cream at night before if i apply under my makeup, it will ruin the look. So this is great!

Clinelle Caviar Gold Firming Cream

This cream comes in gold hollow plastic jar with small spatula. It has milky texture.

At first i was afraid that this cream would make my skin become too oily, but i can relax because it didn’t happen. It’s well moist but it won’t trigger the produce of extra oil 😁

Clinelle Caviar Gold Firming Mask

I can’t review how well the mask is, because i only have 1 sheet here. For a mask, i need to test like 1 month or once a week. But if you ask me how hydrating is this mask, i could tell you that this mask also moisture my skin well.

So after 2 weeks of routine usage, this is my conclusion: The usage of full range of Clinelle Caviar Gold products a bit too rich for me. I need to reduce the amount if i apply all of them onto my face. Skin is well hydrated. No irritation. No breakouts. I feel that my face is brighter than before. And it kinda has some blurring effect on my pores which so great!


Now before recommending this to other, let me show you my Pros and Cons.

The Pros:

Packaging

I believe at the first time you see my picture, you will say this line is looking gorgeous and luxe. And with the gold and black color box, plus the words “Dermatologically tested & Paraben Free”, we can’t help ourself to take this one home. Because this was what happened to me.

So thumbs up for the packaging. Perfect idea for gift set.

Effectiveness

[The picture above is my bare skin after using the products for 2 weeks]

Works well for my sensitive and oily skin with some adjusted amount of usage. I think it works better for normal or dry skin.

Hydrating the skin, refresh the skin. Reduce visibility of big pores. Brighter the skin.

Paraben Free

I always have that extra point for product which contain no paraben ❤️

Price

Facial Cleanser 100ml – IDR 99k

Firming Lotion 180ml – IDR 229k

Firming Serum 30ml – IDR 339k

Eye Serum 15ml – IDR 339k

Firming Cream 40ml – IDR 329k

Firming Mask 1sheet – N/A

For a drugstore product, i can say that this line is targetting the middle-up class.

The Cons:

As i have sensitive and oily skin, I need to reduce the amount i use for each products onto my face to lessen the richness so it won’t trigger whiteheads. After i adjust the amount, i can use full products range without concern it will trigger something else ☺️

Angelia’s Recommendation:

If you have normal or dry skin: full range of this products will work great for you.

If you have oily skin like me: you might need to reduce the amount or buy the items you think are necessary.

If i have to pick few products only (in other words, my favourite product): i will recommend you to pick the Firming Serum and Eye Serum. Must have!!👍🏻


So that’s all about my review. I hope you know this products better by reading my review and has no doubt when you make your purchase.

You can get Clinelle products at nearest Guardian Stores in your city or check their website at www.clinelle.co.id

Peaceful Mom Tips

Good morning to all of you.

Today i want to share with you articles that has blessed me and keep my anger in control toward my daily chaos, as a mom.

Some might think that staying at home and raising the kid is easy peasy job. Well the truth is, it is not easy at all.

We always struggle with how fast the time flies a day while there’re lot of things to take care. The cranky kids, the neverending laundry, the dirts, oh don’t forget to cook or reheat the food. Until there’s only little time left for mom to take a bath and lie down.

For those who think it is easy, kindly make a few days leave from your job and try to do the house job while taking care your kid. And let’s see whether you change your statement earlier or not ☺️

Okay without further delay, i’m gonna let you read the 2 articles. First one is from WhatToExpect.Com, an apps for parents to track the development of the kids with useful sharing and information. And the second article is from DecibelOne. This one is Christian based, expect a bible scripture to refresh your soul.

Enjoy!


Losing Temper as a Mom

http://www.whattoexpect.com

Losing your temper is the pits, isn’t it? And not just for your toddler — a hearty helping of mommy guilt is the cherry on top of your bad-day sundae. But rest assured that you are not alone. Hearing “no” again and again from your little naysayer can challenge even the most patient mom, and throwing/shrieking/whining (the toddler disobedience trifecta) is frustrating even when you’re in the best of moods.

So move on from this episode (apologizing to your toddler might help you feel better, and it sets a good example, too), and focus on defusing your anger better next time. Remember: If you manage to stay levelheaded instead of losing your temper, your child will eventually learn that she can keep calm too. Here are some “stay cool” strategies to try the next time your toddler’s behavior gets your temperature rising:

• Know your limits. It’s often not just your toddler’s whining that pushes you over the edge. It’s the “other stuff” you have going on that makes you lose your cool — deadlines at work, errands to run, an argument with a friend. Something has to give, and sometimes it’s your temper. When you’re really feeling stressed — and we all know that feeling — avoid additional triggers. Skip the errands and head to the park instead.

• Pick your battles. You need to set limits to keep your toddler safe and to help her learn how to control herself and her behavior. But you don’t need to say no to everything. Decide which rules are important to you and stick to them, and let the rest go (who cares if she insists on the red cup for every meal, or wants to pair stripes with plaids?). This decreases frustration on your child’s part and yours — and keeps minor arguments from becoming major battles.

• Give yourself a time-out. If you feel like you’re about to start losing your temper, take a deep breath and count to ten. Center yourself with a sip of tea or a gulp of sparkling water (even if you have to drink it in a go-cup while chasing your toddler around the backyard). Or step into another room (as long as your child is safe) and take a moment to close your eyes or quietly gaze out the window. It’s amazing how much more “in the zone” you’ll feel in a few short minutes.

• Try distraction. If a battle of wills is about to begin, shift gears and try to tickle your child’s funny bone before you both lose your cool. Sometimes a little kids’ joke, funny face, or favorite song can work wonders with a child — and parent — who are about to explode.

• Find an outlet. A parent, a friend, your very understanding sister. Tap a supportive soul who’s a good listener and make that person your sounding board. When your child’s napping or out with another family member, call your support person and vent (and be sure to return the favor the next time she’s the one with a gripe to air).

• Be good to yourself. A mom who takes care of herself can take better care of her family. So make sure you’re getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating right. Treat yourself to a bubble bath or make a date night with your partner (there’s nothing like a little romance to recharge your batteries).


To the Mom Whose Life has Zero Chill…

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If you’re inwardly shouting, “That’s me!”, we’re going to see in a bit how the chill mom is not a myth, but can become your very present reality with the Lord.

Maybe you’re thinking: Chill? Mom? Those two words don’t belong together, at least not in my universe! I’ve got diapers to change, toddlers to chase down, and dinner to sort out. And that cliché about coffee getting cold…well, I didn’t even have time to make myself a cuppa…

But hey, isn’t that precisely why you’re reading this? You know there’s got to be a better way to live. And you’re right. Ready to be mindblown?

Here it is, in one word: REST.

Now hang on, before you head off to laze in bed for the entire day (though that might sound tempting), read on. Rest does NOT give us licenses to be lazy, but refers to an inward posture of resting in the Lord, while doing what needs to get done. As Jesus Himself said:

“Are you tired? Worn out? . . . Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. . . . Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. . . . Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

–Matthew 11:28–30 (The Message)

Sounds fantastic, but the question remains: HOW do we rest in the Lord?

We see it in the Bible story of two sisters, Martha and Mary. Jesus had dropped by their house for a visit, and Martha did the customary, appropriate thing of serving Him. But Mary did something very different: She sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word (Luke 10:39).

Before long, Martha got fed up and started to complain: “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”

In one fell swoop, Martha blamed two people: Her sister for leaving her to serve alone, and the Lord Jesus, for not caring about that. Although Martha’s desire was to serve the Lord, she ended up losing her temper with the very ones she loved. In her own strength, she ran out of steam.

Does that sound familiar? Do you busy yourself all day cooking, cleaning, and thinking that everything will fall flat if you let go for just a moment? Do you get frustrated when things become too much to handle, lose your temper with your loved ones, and feel guilty after? If so, check out Jesus’ loving response to Martha:

“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Notice how Jesus wasn’t scolding Martha for serving, but He was gently pointing out her worry and anxiety in doing it? Likewise, today, He loves you too much to let you suffer under the weight of all that. He wants you to enjoy being a mom.

And the key to living that way is by doing the one thing Mary did, preferably before starting your day: She sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word (Luke 10:39). She was resting with the Lover of her soul, and allowing His words to impart peace and strength to her.

Even if you can only spare five minutes, Jesus would love to spend that time with you. You can meditate on His reassuring words to you, like those in Philippians 4:19 (AMPC): “And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

If you’ve got no time to do it in the morning, you can still take a love break with the Lord whenever you can, pour out your heart to Him, read a verse or listen to a worship song, and let Him refuel you with His grace.

When you choose the good part–resting at Jesus’ feet and letting go of your stress, you will end up being so saturated in His love for you that it will overflow to your loved ones. Imagine wrapping up all your stress, worries and concerns into a tightly-woven ball, and tossing it into Jesus’ loving arms. Now it’s in His hands, not yours! When you realize that the Almighty One has got your back, you will smile more, be relaxed and at peace, and have the strength to accomplish all you need to do in your day. Best of all, you will find joy infused in your every day, laughing often and enjoying the precious moments with your little ones.

Moms, you can go through your every day, knowing that the all-sufficient Lord loves you and is with you to guide you in all things, and meet your every need to overflow. That’s the secret to being a chill mom, even when life has zero chill .

•••

I can say that i also face the same struggle almost everyday. It is amazing how in the end i can survive crazy day and find new strength to finish another crazy day.

I guess it’s God’s mercy that sufficient for me. For the calling.

I remember how angry i was at one time until i stopped talking to my son for 1 hour and went out from the home to chill the head.

After that, there’s a big guilty inside my heart. But still without those hard action to take, my son will hold on to his will.

This kind of battle will set my mood down. And those articles which blessed me become my achor.

To remind me whether should things make me angry or i can let go the case, and to remain sane through the daily chaos.

I do really hope it blessed you as well 💋

Because a happy mom is everything to the house!

Smoking and Acceptance

Ahhhh it’s been a long time since my last “Girls’ Talk” post.

Lately i received some questions about smoking.

Let’s talk about this based on my personal view.

•••

I never smoke. I don’t like smoke. I don’t like to smoke.

I still remember i almost lay down unconsciously when i waited for my passport in the room full of smokers. After that, i really don’t feel comfortable to be around smokers.

Thank God 99% of my friends share the same vibes with me. So i can hang out happily without worrying i’ll passed out again.

But when i was with the 1% , which is the smokers, i will tell them politely that i can’t bear the smoke. So either i will change my seating position or they will excuse themselves and smoke outside.

We keep be friend and respect each other.

•••

Now what’s the motive behind your smoking decision?

– Just Curious

– To Look Cool

– To Get Acceptance

– To Make Corporate Deals

– To reduce stress

– or it’s already a habit?

But before habit, there’s something that make you started to smoke.

Now for those who hasn’t start… I want you to think again.

Can’t you be accepted with your genuinity, funny, kind, smart, or even sloppy attitude? Must you smoke?

Isn’t there any other way to close the deal? You don’t have to smoke with them to make them like you and finally close the deal.

(Oh this is not a sweet crap. I’ve been working too. I don’t need to smoke just to close a tender)

Are you sure smoke will reduce your stress? What about going for short holiday for yourself? No budget? Staying at home can be a choice too. Or as simple as eating sweet dessert can reduce stress.

Because happiness is our own responsibility. We have to choose to be happy.

Now if you say you’re “just a social smoker”. Why should you do that? Wouldn’t they include you in the gank if you are not a smoker?

•••

Please take time to question yourself before you make a decision.

Now for my personal view…..

I do think you must take it seriously.

Smoking is cheap, but in the longterm, it cost so much. SO MUCH.

The addiction will lead to serious illness.

And not only it harmed your body, now think about your loved one as the passive smoker. Studies had proven that passive smokers face more serious health problem than the active smokers.

Do you want to see your loved ones suffer just because of you?

Oh this is not a post to intimidate or scare you or lecturing….

This is just a gentle reminder to make good decision for your life.

What you’ve done in your youth couldn’t be re-done. And for every path that you’ve taken, there’s always consequences.

Choose wisely.

For the sake of your own great life and the wellness of your beloved.

One anonymous ever asked me this one on my Ask.Fm account “do you think smoking is a sin?”

Well to be honest, there is no clear statement or verbs that saying smoking is a sin.

But there’s a verb stating that “your body is the temple of God”.

Again, with my personal view and belief, i believe we must take a good care of God’s temple.

I’ve seen one funny but touching carricature picturing that God staying inside a man’s heart, and then this man smoke. The next thing happen is… the heart, where God resides is full of smoke and He’s sad (due to lack fresh air).

I laugh at this cartoon but soon realizing that this method really works for a gentle reminder.

At the moment, i decided to take a good care of myself as the temple of God.

I don’t smoke, i don’t do tattoo (tho i admit it’s cool and i kinda like to have one, obviously!), and i always keep the rules to respect my body and not letting others to do the other way to my temple.


Now what about you? I always respect people personal choice.

I just hope you choose the best for your life. Not because of acceptance.

But because it’s who you really are 🙂

Are you trying to quit smoking? The key is commitment.

And try to do it slowly but surely.

You can’t stop at sudden. Your body, your hormon will reject it and lead to greater addiction.

Start by decreasing the number of cigarette you take daily.

I wish you all a happy healthy life, regardless what’s your choice.

Good day good day!

Unboxing Perfect Beauty ID Goodie Bag

Halo semuanyaaa..

Hari ini aku lagi mau share ke kalian gimana rasanya unboxing goodie bag dari Perfect Beauty ID.

Jadi the story behind goodie bag ini adalah karena Perfect Beauty ID hadir sebagai salah satu narasumber dan sponsor untuk Surabaya Beauty Blogger6th Soiree yang diadakan Sabtu 21 April kemarin.

Sedikit cerita mengenai Perfect Beauty ID yah.. Jadi ownernya namanya Gaby Tan, dia punya passion buat beauty dan dia berkeinginan untuk bisa menyediakan produk-produk beauty.

Dan dibuatlah Perfect Beauty ID sebagai tempat penjualan produk makeup dan skincare online. Brandnya lengkap mulai dari lokal Indonesia, sampai brand luar negeri.

Nah ngga hanya menjual brand-brand lain, Gaby sendiri juga meluncurkan Gaby Cosmee yang menjual eyeliner. Aku udah cobain sendiri. Ini eyelinernya hitam pekat, ngga luntur, lalu brushnya sharp dan flexible jadi perfect buat bikin wing eye. Dan hanya IDR 99.000 aja. So good! (Check here: https://instagram.com/p/BgYHgPljIQe/)

Untuk goodie bag kali ini….

TADAAA!

Banyak banget yahhh… Jadi isi goodie bagnya ada:

1 pair Perfect Lashes – Ini merupakan produk terbaru yang akan dikeluarkan Gaby secara umum. I’m happy bisa dapet dan cobain sebelum launching

2 pieces Beauvrys Black Shampoo – Black shampoo ini buat ngehitamin rambut. Ini ada vitaminnya. Cara pakainya tinggal sachet dibuka, creamnya dioles dirambut kayak lagi cuci rambut aja. Bedanya ini perlu sarung tangan.

1 Caribbean Breeze Face Sunblock Spf 50 – Caribbean Breeze uda terkenal ya brandnya. Aku tau pasti semua juga uda kenal sama brand satu ini. Sunblocknya waterproof selama 80 menit juga. Cocok banget buat swimming atau main ke pantai.

1 Caribbean Breeze Lipbalm Spf 50 – Satu lagi dari Caribbean Breeze, yang ini buat ngelindungi bibir dari sinar matahari sekaligus biar ngga pecah-pecah. Oh ya yang aku tau lipbalm satu ini bisa dipakai anak kecil juga ya kalo anaknya lebih dari 1 tahun

1 Laction Mask Litchi Mousse – Masker leci… Wangi dan seger

1 Laction Mask Polar Mint – Ini bikin seger banget sih maskernya soalnya ada mintnya. Jadi bawaannya dingin-dingin

2 Beauvrys Gold Facial Mask

1 My Beauty Diary Roe Mask – Masker caviar. Masker satu ini cocok untuk segala jenis kulit.

2 Everline Structura Mask – Ini untuk revitalizing rambut. Cocok untuk semua jenis rambut terutama kalo lagi ada bagian yang rusak.


First impression aku uda excited banget liat box cantik shocking pink ini. Isinya bikin shock juga karena dimanjain dengan berbagai perawatan untuk kulit.

Dan jujur aja aku happy beyond words received so many masks!

Yesss karena masker itu akan selalu kepake yah. Berapa aja banyaknya pasti habis dan aku pasti perlu beli lagi.

Jadi aku sangat happy nerima banyak masker buat stock weekly routine aku: maskeran sebelum tidur 😍

Do you know putting a mask for 3 days straight maka kulitmu bakal langsung lebih supple, sehat, lembab? Super quick result daripada pakai moisturizer everyday. That’s why aku jadikan maskeran sebagai rutinitas wajib

Lalu diantara semua masker ini, ada 1 yang mencuri perhatian dan aku coba paling pertama: My Beauty Diary Roe Mask.

Ini untuk deep moisturizing, reviving dan firming.

Bukan berarti lainnya ngga bagus ya.. Lainnya juga sukaaa banget dan aku pakein gantian hihihi demi menjaga kelembutan dan kekencangan dan kelembapan kulit (oke fix bahasanya kok lebay 🤣)

Nahh tapi waktu lihat My Beauty Diary ini langsung tertarik dan penasaran.

Hasil pemakaiannya juga bagus loh… kulit berasa lembab, supple, lalu juga merasa kencang 🙂 Lalu satu lagi…. Mask sheet yang satu ini cukup tebal dan lembut. Lalu aromanya wangi seger enak. Suka banget!

Buat kalian yang mau cobain juga produk di atas atau belanja perlengkapan beauty lainnya, jangan lupa belanja online di www.perfectbeauty.id

Karena Perfect Beauty adalah your Online Shopping Solution! ❤️

Thank you so much Perfect Beauty ID for the goodie bag. Thank you so much juga Surabaya Beauty Blogger

Marcks Venus Beauty Gathering and Products Review

Hello beauty lovers.. Bulan April ini banyak banget Beauty Event yang aku hadirin. Dan hari ini aku mau cerita sedikit tentang Event dari Marcks Venus Indonesia yang didukung oleh Tabloid BintangIndonesia tanggal 28 April 2018, hari Sabtu lalu.

Kali ini Surabaya Beauty Blogger berkesempatan mendengar Beauty Talkshow dari Dr. Linda Astari, SpKK dan ada sesama teman influencer, Stefani Gabriela di Hotel Singgasana Jl. Gunung Sari.


Aku yakin kalo denger kata Marcks semua pasti udah tau yah. Ini terkenal banget dari jaman oma aku dulu, terutama loose powdernya. Dan bahkan aku juga masih pakai sampai saat ini.

Marcks yang merupakan keluaran Kimia Farma punya brand bernama Venus Cosmetic dimana kita bisa dapatkan produk perawatan kulit mulai dari skincare hingga makeup.

Nah pada pertemuan kali ini, Marcks Venus memperkenalkan produk terbaru mereka yaitu Anti Aging Body Serum.

Anti Aging Body Serum ini secara sepintas seperti hand body pada umumnya. Tapi apa yang membuat produk ini spesial adalah kandungannya yang bukan sekedar hand body biasa.

Dilengkapi dengan Red Algae dan Collagen yang berfungsi sebagai anti aging dan anti oxidant membuat kulit lembut, sehat, dan terasa kencang.

Selain itu, Marcks’ Venus Anti Aging Body Serum juga diformulasikan dengan bahan-bahan alami dan bersertifikat HALAL.


Personal Review of Marcks’ Venus Anti Aging Body Serum

Wanginya seger dan tahan lamaaaaaa.. Ini first impression aku dan paling berkesan banget.

Selain wangi dan tahan lama, Body Serum ini juga meresap cepat. Tidak lengket sama sekali tapi kulit tetap terasa lembab.

Jadi favorit banget!

Selain itu Venus Anti Aging Body Serum ini juga mengandung UV Protection jadi pas banget yah udahan buat aktivitas sehari-hari.

Kalau buat yang outdoor activity, akan lebih baik kalau digunakan berulang buat perlindungan maksimal.

Sejak dari event sampai hari ini, aku rutin pake ini buat body lotion 🙂

Pagi dan sore sehabis mandi. Tinggal dipencet sesuai kebutuhan, lalu diusap merata ke semua bagian tubuh, tangan dan kaki yang paling aku fokusin.

However, karena body serumnya ini wangi banget, aku rasa ini kurang cocok buat yang memproduksi keringat berlebih.

Soalnya kalo bercampur keringat, wanginya lama-lama jadi ngga seger.

Nahh buat yang takut aromanya jadi ngga enak, Venus juga punya Body Milk. Ini wanginya lebih soft dan aman walau beraktivitas dan berkeringat. Cuman yah kalo dibandingkan dengan kandungan Body Serum, tentu aja yang ini tidak selengkap Body Serum.

Tinggal disesuaikan aja sama preference kalian.

Kalau aku pribadi, aku pakai Body Milk ini sebelum tidur soalnya wanginya emang soothing.

Aku udah coba dan buktiin sendiri kalo produk lokal satu ini ngga kalah dengan produk lotion luar.

Aku juga bisa tenang karena ini produksi Kimia Farma yang udah bergerak lama di bidang farmasi. Jadi semua produknya dijamin aman. Dannn satu lagi, Kimia Farma merupakan BUMN. Jadi rasa percayanya lebih lebih hehe.

Gimana dengan kalian? Ada yang sudah cobain atau tertarik buat nyoba? Aku rekomendasikan produk satu ini ❤️ Silahkan dimasukkan dalam list kalian dan dibuktikan sendiri. Share with me your thought and experience yaaah.

Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Review

Good day to you dear readers!

Today i am excited to share my review for Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream.

This cream is like magic for me because it does enhance my skin appearance as well as a good primer for my makeup.

So without further delay, let’s discuss this magic cream! 😍


Dr. Jart+ is a Korean brand skincare. I first knew this when i visited Sephora New York and looking for a sunscreen. Then i saw this Cicapair Tiger Grass.

My sis quickly snap the cream and put into her shopping cart and told me that this cream is a legend! A must buy item for flawless healthier skin.

The price is US$56 (after tax) for this Cicapair.

The key ingredient that makes this cream stands out from the rest is the Tiger Grass.

Tiger Grass or Cica or Centella is a grass use by tigers to help them heal the wound from battle. It is effective to promote faster healing and reduce the marks and also anti inflamation.

Wooow So good right!

Not to mention the green color cream that will change to beige / skin color after blending, making face looks flawless and healthier without putting makeup.

(As you can see on the picture above, there’s a green and beige on my hand. And when i blend it, the green color slightly fade and the finishing color is my own skin color)

If you buy this Cicapair in region other than US and UK, you won’t see the “Tiger Grass” title. You’ll only find Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Re-Cover.

Worry not, because the ingredients are all the same. It just the packaging and different title for different continents.

Now, what do i love about this Cicapair?

SPF 30

If you have follow my blog for quite long, you’ll know that i like using products with SPF not higher than 30. So this is definitely on my check list.

With SPF 30 for daily usage, my skin already protected from the UV. When i go for ourdoor activities, i will put on extra layer of Sunblock for maximum protection

Cover Redness

The coverage is no joke. Medium coverage that will make my skin naturally flawless. And it does cover the redness! Corrected unbalance skin color.

Improve Skin Appearance

This cream is ultimate cream for me. It protects skin from UV, cover redness, and with daily routine usage i can see visible enhancement on my skin. Redness fade, smoothen skin.

Yesss even if i too lazy to apply moisturizer, this cream won’t make my skin dry. It blends really well.

It doesn’t clog my pores. Doesn’t trigger any acnes and breakouts.

They don’t stated anything about healing breakouts and acnes, but i could see as i use this cream daily, there’s also speedy recovery for my acnes (Thank God for invented this cream! Life changing)

Great Primer

It controls my oil well from 8 AM – 6 PM. I only use this cream and finish it with loose powder for my daily usage.

For makeup primer, it helps my makeup stay the whole day.

I have tried using this with BB Cream, BB Cushion, Liquid Foundation, and , Cream Foundation… All works well.

With the medium coverage it gives, then i add foundation on top of it, it gives total coverage and hide my pores well.


I have been recommending this cream to my friends and many of them fall in love and experience the same great result, not to mention those from Mommies Group at Darren’s school.

Kindly zoom the picture above. You’ll definitely can spot pores on my nose, acnes on my chin, and many other skin imperfections.

But do you agree that i still look fresh with healthy skin and naturally flawless? By this not necessarily means no pores and 100% angelic face… But, means with that skin imperfections you still look good (without makeup).

Now i don’t need my foundation to cover my skin. I even went to some Events with only this cream, loose powder, eyemakeup and lipstick. I still apply foundation for more formal events though

I strongly recommend this product to all of you, from normal to dry to oily or even sensitive skin like me.

Good investment to our skin ❤️

My sis even use this Cicapair cream together with Dr.Jart+ Serum and Mask to get maximum result.

For now, i already pleased to only use this as my day cream. Let’s see what will happen in the future. I might change my skincare routine to Dr.Jart+ too. It’s an open possibility.

Have you tried this Cicapair or Dr.Jart+ other products? Do you happy with the result? Share with me by giving your link on the comment box. I would check and read.

Have a great day and stay beautiful love xx ❤️