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November Beatitude 2017

November has come to an end. And actually, it is December already.

I guess it is too late to post November Beatitude 2017 but it is still a mandatory to me because I had to? Absolutely yes!

I would say November was like a rollercoaster where there were some ups and downs yet I had to enjoy the ride no matter what because the seatbelt was on or I could have fallen. I am really grateful to see people that have come into my life, and those somehow who appeared there to be a part of my rollercoaster life from distance. I have always believed that things happen for a reason, if I still cannot find the reason then probably it has to take another episode to find it.

I guess that is enough for the introduction about how my November went like, in this weekend’s post I will be showing you the things that I enjoyed the most in November. Let’s get started with this one,

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If you remember this line, then I think you are obviously an admirer of Paulo Coelho, especially his phenomenal book The Alchemist.

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If you want something, the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Since then, I have always believed that every single dream that I wish for, the universe is listening as long as I keep working on it. I am so glad a friend of mine recommended me this book because honestly this book has changed the way I see about life and always encourage me to keep on believing.

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Meditation helps when your head is weary. If life gives you lemon, then I think you should refresh your mind with something relaxing. I always have this simmering liquid aromatherapy from Breathe.

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I simply turn the bedroom lights off, then turn on the electric aromatherapy oil burner. Not to forget that I have to pour a few drops of Sandalwood Liquid. Sandalwood has always been my favorite aroma because it more smells like soap which somehow gives you the feeling that you have showered but actually not.

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Last but not least, I actually still have another one beatitude which I think it has always been a mandatory since the beginning. My November hymn! I found this song on Connor Franta’s Spotify Playlist and somehow truly in love with the whole of this song either from the lyrics or the music. Check out her live performance here,

I love the way she sings the song with her heart, it looks purely written and it somehow has deep meaning for Betty. I love listening to it when I am alone, especially with my aromatherapy turned on, it feels really perfect.

So, that’s how I enjoyed my November so far. Little things that everyone likes must have some meaning behind it and I think that’s how we can appreciate something. What are your favorite things in November? I hope this last month of 2017 will bring you joy that you deserve. Have a great weekend! 🙂


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Made My First Wooden Amplifier with JanSport Campus Ambassadors

Hello, Good Peeps! I am so glad to be finally back to blogging since I was caught up with so many things lately. It had been a month I did not post something here on my blog and I thought I had to wipe the dust off. But here I am, with my very first wooden amplifier where I almost cut my finger yet so worth to try! I mean not to try cutting your finger.

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First thing’s first, let’s meet these JanSport Campus Ambassadors Indonesia 2017. I am really happy to be in the same circle with these cool peeps. There are only six of us but we are really excited to see how far JanSport activities will take us next!

So, the first activity of JSCA is creating our own wooden amplifier which took place in ONX Creative Studio. We were assisted with the people there and you have no idea how fun it was! This wooden amplifier will allow you to use your smartphone as a brand new speaker without cords or batteries needed. Awesome, isn’t it?

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It could take around 6 hours to make the wooden amplifier because there were a few stages to take which consisted of measuring the woods into 5 wood pieces and 1 acrylic for the cover; cutting the woods; sanding the wood with sandpaper; glueing the pieces into a wooden amplifier; fitting all in; and the fun part is coloring.

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Honestly it took me around 30 minutes to measure the wood pieces somehow. And when it came to the wood cutting, I almost shattered the wood, my fingers, and the machine at the same I suppose. The power was too high and I barely got it stabilized until I had to ruin my wood pieces. Amateur, pardon!

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Long short story, I had to sand the wood and arrange all the pieces into one wooden amplifier with glue and put on a metal oil funnel which function to enhance the sound. Frankly I got trouble while arranging the pieces because there was one piece that could not fit in and I had to keep on sanding it over and over again. It happened because my wood cutting skill was completely lousy. To be honest, haha! After that, we could color up the wood pieces and the metal oil funnel. But don’t forget to let it dry first after glueing them into one piece.

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Voila! Our own wooden amplifier is done! No batteries and cords needed, your original speaker is ready to use. I had so much fun in creating this wooden amplifier though it took me hours to finish it since I was the second from the last who made it. However, you guys can give it a try to make your own wooden amplifier at home. All you need is just woods, tools to cut the woods which I think you can use saw, glues, and paint to color up your amplifier. Sounds easy?

So, that’s how my very first of December went by. Having new friends with incredible experience. Now tell me yours! How do you usually spend your weekend? Share your thoughts below and wish you have a great weekend! 🙂


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October Beatitude 2017

October has just passed. I recently turned to 20 and things are seemingly change in a great pace yet amazing if we see it closer.

Hmm. Too flowery, isn’t it? I guess that is enough for the flowery and wise words for opening. However, welcome November! A month that encourages us not to shave. I am not sure if it is for guys only or not but let’s make the most out of it precisely.

As usual, I am going to show you the things that I was fond of the most in October. Before anything else, I am really sorry for the late blogpost and missed last week’s blogpost. College and works have been colliding in my calendar, please help! However I surely will make it up for you.

The book that I have always wanted since it was first released. Weirdly I got the book of Connor Franta, Note to Self first before this though the first book of his is actually A Work in Progress. You can see how weird I am to read a book series backwards.

The photographs Connor captured inside have always been the best. The content itself always teaches how beautiful this life is that we need be grateful of. I got this book from a friend of mine as a birthday gift, best gift so far in my 20!

A mirror glasses with white border on top from New Look! I fell in love with it so much in the first time I saw it. I carried it everywhere while my vacation in Bali. More posts about my trip in Bali precisely! Just wait for it.

Rouge à Lèvres from Inglot! My favorite rouge color that I have always loved to stick around on daily basis. Although the color is dark for daily life but I love the sophisticated color it gives and how it matches with the color of my skin. The matte texture itself stays quite long around 5-6 hours without heavy meals. If you wanna know how much I love this Inglot, I even wore this lip matte color in the first time I met my boyfriend. Gladly he wasn’t freaked out to see me in that color. Hopefully.

“Treating you well, but I’m caught in the middle, I caught the edge of a knife and it hurts just a little…”

Remember this line? Yes! This is a song by Avicii featuring Rita Ora called Lonely Together. I once had a short piano cover of this song but I lost the footage thus sorry I could not share it with you guys. Haha!

How does it sound like? If you love it then I think we should hang out and sing it along together!

I think that’s all I have so far for October Beatitude 2017. I hope this weekend’s blogpost is delightful and insightful enough for you to read as your weekly preference. Have a great weekend everyone! Tell me your favorite things in October through the comment below💙


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Eco-Friendly Outfit Collections in Jakarta Fashion Week 2018

Happy Weekend, Guys! We are almost in the end of October, which means Halloween is on its way to come thought my country does not celebrate Halloween but I love the idea of Horror movies are rolling on Fox Channel. Haha!

So, I was invited by Cotton Ink, a local fashion brand from Indonesia to come to Jakarta Fashion Week 2018 at Grazia Glitz and Glam Show last week. Since I have often heard about Grazia Magazine, it made more excited to see the show.

Since the theme is “Divas in Music”, I was actually going to wear something more colorful but in the end, I decided to go back to my own fashion zone. Monochrome, as always. 

I totally love my cape coat I got from Ciel. Although this cape was meant to show my collarbone and arm, since I wear hijab, I wore a blouse with bell sleeve from The Executive and trouser suit from Color Box. To elevate my super monochrome outfit, I wore a chunky necklace I got somewhere in Australia and my all time favorite high heels from Nine West. Not to forget my favorite black and white Tote Bag from Kate Spade New York.

The show should had been started around 5 pm but turned out at 6.30 pm. The delay was super outrageous since there were not seats at all and all guests were somehow wanted to stand, socialize, and drink.

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However the long line up was truly worth the wait after the show had been started. The front lines were full with designers and public figures. Most of the people in the tent were mostly invited privately.

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First show started with the collection of Rinda Salmun. The gothic style she was inspired from Madonna made the ambience more exciting. I spotted Wulan Guritno in a long white sleeve which covered her hands over there. I loved her make up.

And here are the designs from Kleting Titis Wigati who owns Kle The Label. The shown outfits were the results of Kle’s collaboration with Avani. The woman with big red outer in the first picture is the best look for me!

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And here is the one that I have told in the beginning, the collection of Nonita Respati from Purana Indonesia is the one that could show its point of difference. The outerwear itself is made from Cassava bag with quilted sew. These collections were inspired by the look of Gwen Stefani.

Now this is the collection from Cotton Ink. All designs were inspired from Kylie Minogue. Carline Darjanto and Ria Sarwono, as founder of Cotton Ink showed some sleeveless trench outer, ruffle skirt, baby terry dress with bubbly sleeve, and palazzo trouser.

Last but not least, collections from Luna Maya with the collaboration of Hartono Gan were inspired from the look of Beyonce. The show was started with Millane Fernandez’s performance singing “Single Ladies”.

Soo, that was the updates of how fashion has grown so far in Jakarta Fashion Week 2018. Recalling that Climate Change issue has been growing rapidly, sometimes it is good to know that fashion is also taking part in combating the issue by implementing eco-friendly materials.

Which one is your favorite from the collection above? and what would you do to combat climate change? I think the last question is too academical but just share your thoughts in the comment below. Have a great weekend!


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September Beatitude 2017

Hello, Guys! I know it is a bit late to share my favorite things of September 2017 but I guess there is nothing too late for goldy things right?

Truthfully I have been quite occupied with works and college. Things have been rolling in like sandstorm in Sahara. Sounds too much? But that is the analogy of my life lately.

September was a really great month so far, many debatable issues which caused conflict between wants and needs. I also had my first trip to Bromo Mountain in Malang for the first time in forever! Merci, September!

This time I am not going to show you about my trip to Bromo Mountain but firstly I would be showing you things that gave me joy the most.


“My heart wandered through the world, constantly seeking after my cure, but the sweet and delicious water of life, had to break through the granite of my heart.” 

Ever heard of this line? The Rumi Daybook is a poetry book which has 365 poems and teachings from the beloved Sufi Master. Imagine you can finish the poem one each day. Read and feel the rhymes within your soul and I am pretty sure that is how it works. Each of the poems has its own meaning and implied lesson thus it is good for a little enlightenment for your day.

My most favorite Floppy Beach Hat from H&M. I accidentally found the hat when I was in cashier and saw it got 40% discounts, my heart was pounding, perplexed whether to take it or not but I couldn’t stop the desire and eventually said, “May I take this one too please?”. And that’s how it went. Haha! However I am going to wear this hat for my upcoming vacation to Bali in early November, thus another Look Book is about to come more!

The sophisticated and lovely smell from Wild Argan Oil Body Butter of the Body Shop has always pampered my day. It soothes my skin perfectly could get my skin moisturized in a short time.

Last but not least, a song! Actually I have been keeping up with The Royals TV Series which got me one favorite themed song from it. Speaking of Truth by Laleh. This Swedish singer has a very authentic voice and as I listen to it, I could easily follow the unique rhythm which somehow I could not stop.

Although I am not really sure but I think this song tells about the woman who tries to speak about the truth that she is in love with the man but the man she thinks perfect seems so greedy of love. However, she still wants to be with him. That’s what I assume so far, what do you think?

These are my favorite things in September. What are yours? I hope this October would be a very pleasant month for everyone. However, to make up my delayed post last week, I got something coming right up for you after this post. So, stay tuned! Have a great weekend! 🙂


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What’s the Difference Between Glam Glow Youthmud and Supermud?

“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.”

But it is 6th already and welcome to the new weekend of October! I am so excited with this month because it is actually going closer to my birthday. Haha! However, I would be showing you the other product of Glam Glow which is Supermud.

Actually this time I am more into going to expose the review of Glam Glow Supermud but no need to worry! You can check out the previous review about Glam Glow Youthmud before or after this one.

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Black and White. To be honest I have not figured out the philosophy why the color is black, why the color is white. If we use our logic, something about youth is supposed to be something bright not dark because we are chasing bright future precisely and something about super is supposed to be something dark not bright, umm like batman because super? Haha! Never mind these thoughts, but one thing that I could figure out and see the clear difference is its scent. And something the same is the chunky textures you find inside which is real tea leafs.

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Most people say Glam Glow Masks are a “facial in a bottle“, and I guess I am buying it. The after effect I always have after using it has always been fresher, smoother, and softer than ever which is perfectly amazing. As you can see from the picture, the mask color of Supermud is actually much darker and its texture is more slushy but dense. Have a closer look here,

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Glam Glow Supermud is also known best for those who want to draw out of their acnes and this is also best for anti-aging mask. The application itself is still the same like the Youthmud, I usually leave it for about 15 minutes and rinse it with water.

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The mask that I wear above is Supermud. That is how it looks when it has dried, and if you take a little closer by zooming in the picture to my nose, you can see that the mask is working well because of the oil are being extracted from my pores. However if you have never used Glam Glow Masks before, don’t freak out if your skin seems to feel burned and tingled. That is clearly normal and that is how it works. However you know your skin, if it feels more burned on your skin, you better rinse it off.

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To sum it up, the difference between Glam Glow Youthmud and Supermud is just its goods and physical look. For physical look, you have seen the difference from its texture, color, and scent. And for the goods itself, Youthmud is for anti-aging benefits and I believe that is why it is called “Youthmud” and Supermud is best to draw out the small blackheads and acnes. However both of them are best for anti-aging benefits. Therefore, I would recommend you guys if you don’t have any troubles with your skin, you better use Youthmud and if you have, Supermud is best for you.

I hope you find this review helpful. Personally, I love using Glam Glow Masks because I totally can feel the result after using it since I like instant stuffs. Haha! However it is better used for 3 times in a week for a better result. Before ending this article, there is a fun trivia about Youthmud where actually the mud base itself is from South of France Mediterranean Sea and that is why it is pretty expensive but worth to try.

Have you tried one of these before? Do you like it? Share your thoughts below and have a great weekend! Xx

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VLOG | Autumn Look Book at 1/15 Coffee Menteng

Hello, Guys! and Girls? Haha! Sorry for the not-so-funny joke but all I wanted to say was I am sorry for the very late update. I have been pretty occupied these days and I also would like to share that I recently received an e-mail informing me that I am officially a Campus Ambassador of Jansport Indonesia! That was a very pleasing information I have ever received since the other applicants also have very strong potentials.

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However! Back to the topic, I recently visited a new coffee shop near Menteng which was just opened around two months ago. As I step my foot in the entrance, I completely love the vintage ambience it has there. Especially the outside ambience with a lot of grasses and plants where you could take best picture of yours for Instagram matters, perhaps?

Haha! Got you!

Because that’s what I always do anyway. I decided to wear my super casual and effortless outfit since I was basically being kidnapped with my two guy friends. To make it easier, I also started to make a Look Book video to please your eyes gracefully.

I hope you guys love the look book video! Because if you do, I think I will make another one. I took the video in the outside of the coffee shop, if you would like to see how the inside looks like. I already prepared one video especially for you of course!

Interested to come? Because I would like to come again for work! This place is really suitable for anyone who would love to spend their time for coffee and work and lifestyle’s sake I suppose. Where is your favorite coffee shop? And have you ever been here before? Share what you think through the comment below and let’s have a conversation! ❤

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Before everything else, I guess I will start making two contents for every weekend since I think one post per week is too less to savor for you. Therefore, the blog-post schedule will be set every Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM (UTC+7).


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Facial Essentials by Clean and Clear You Should Try

Welcome back to the third Saturday of September! I am so happy that I can finally rest my head on the pillow without having any burdens, close my eyes gracefully without any deadlines, and breathe peacefully without any madness, yet it also happens for now. Ah!

Speaking of burdens, deadlines, and madness, actually I recently had a kinda rough week. Harsh words were rolling in, stumbling upon my head like a car crash however I am so glad that I could prove them wrong and always stand still with myself because a great pleasure in life is doing what others say. you can’t.

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Back to this weekend’s topic, I have these facial essentials from Clean and Clear hampers I received. I have been using these five items and I would like to show you what I like the most from these products. Let’s get started with the first item,

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Foaming Facial Wash

This one is very suitable for those who want to remove excess oil and prevent pimples which do not cause dry skin but I don’t really use this one that often since my skin does not really have any pimples thus I do not think I should wear it much.

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Oil-Control Toner

This one is basically my favorite. I usually apply this with moisten cotton ball or pad around my face and neck after having my face washed. It always makes my face feel fresher than ever.

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Facial Cleanser Brightening Lemon

This one reminds me of the campaign I made about the first day of college for Clean & Clear. I have always loved the smell and its quick soothing foam as I apply it around my face, I feel fresher than ever after applying it.

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Facial Cleanser Energizing Berry

This one is actually quite similar to the lemon facial cleanser. One thing that differentiate  between them is this one has more berry scents that I am really fond of despite the bursting beads which it also has in it. I like to slowly rub it around as I make circle on my face.

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Natural Bright Wash

This one is basically my very first face wash by Clean & Clear that I had before. I really love the smell since it is a combination of rose water and honey.

So that’s all I have so far for this weekend. After all reviews, I would say that the best of the best item of all is Facial Cleanser Brightening Lemon. I love the smell and the fruity package it has. Do you use Clean & Clear products too? What is your favorite? Share what you think below and have a great weekend! ❤


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VLOG | Brunch at Common Grounds

Hello, Loves! Back to another weekend of September and I am so glad that I just finished with the Model United Nations conference. It went great and I spent for almost 5 days working in the conference discussing about the most neglected humanitarian crisis in the world at Lake Chad Basin and human capital crisis in African States. I was representing Libya and it was stressful yet fun!

This time I will be showing you one of my favorite places to have brunch at. They are renowned by serving the best of the best Western brunch like Eggs Benedict. But this time, I will be showing another menu of them. One of the dishes I ordered was Salted Caramel Pancake.

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Look at the perfect plating and the caramelized banana in there, perfectly made with love. Oh, stop drooling over there. Instead of writing and spending too many words, let me make you drooling over some other dishes by checking this vlog out. Enjoy!

What do you think? I really love the foods they have in there, the vibes of the cafe is amazing but it would be much more amazing if it ain’t located in the mall however the foods they have there are really worth to taste.

That’s all I have for this weekend, I hope you like it and thanks for watching! Have a great weekend x

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August Beatitude 2017

August has ended, September just started!

Well, not really started because I should have posted this writing a week earlier however today is the day of August Beatitude 2017! I am so grateful for the things that stepped to my door in the last month, most of the good things happened from the process of getting up from dark times. It might sound melancholic but that’s the thing, good things only happen if you can make your own positive vibes and dare to leave it all behind.

Okay, so I got a few stuff that I am super fond of either they are useful or lovely or even tasty! Let’s get started with the first one,

This handy and super classy-scented perfume by Lanvin has always been my go to in August. I got this Eclat de Fleurs by Lanvin from my sister and I am completely in love with the sort of jasmine scent it has. I only wear this perfume for certain importan occasion.

Ah this is not just a cookie, this is the tastiest cookie from Tokyo that I have ever tasted! This Tokyo Campanella my friend brought has a very tasty chocolate inside and well-crunchy tastes when it slids through your tongue as it crushes between your teeth. Just imagine that, so beautiful, isn’t it?

This is best of the best books I have ever read! Connor Franta never disappoints me with with his arts. Besides, this Note to Self book which writes about self-development through photography, poems, and Connor’s own story has given me positive impacts to be more than just who I am yet always be myself. This book has taught me to grow, learn, and never stop. Until it has made me create this short documentary film, the words i hope you never have to hear.

Catchy song which sounds like the music of Tame Impala but this one is  more like my kind of song. Machine by Tender was once on the Today’s Top Hits at Spotify. I am not really sure whether it is still there but this one is super good to listen to. This song tells about how we are controlled like machine where in the first verse expressed that we love to see our phone whilst we know that nobody cares but for the second verse, I am still trying to interpret the correlation between the first and the second. Hehe! Well I am trying.

That’s all I have for this weekend’s blogpost. I hope you find this article useful and could inspire you as your weekly preference. I have been told by my seniors that recently graduated to savor my time in college and never rush into things. However I guess you can relate to always enjoy every process and always make yourself busy to be a better version of you. What were your favorite things to use in August? Share your thoughts in the comment below because I would love to hear more! Have a great weekend😊


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