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Mysterious Fragrances for Mysterious Women

You can tell how mysterious it looks from its package. They are black, sophisticated, and classy. I believe every woman on earth would crave for this kind of fragrance. Especially women who like to leave their trace behind mysteriously and disappear into the mist like those scenes you have always seen in movies.

I got these super sophisticated fragrances then decided to compile and compare them to see the most mysterious fragrance between them all based on my experience. Let’s get started with the first scent.


Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari

Noir is a word from French meaning black. You can see the package gets more sophisticatedly mysterious with its name. The scent definitely smells like jasmine since the name is Jasmin and the reason why it is noir or black because somehow I can smell an addictive (in a good way) tension for those people who smell this scent when the woman passes by with this perfume. It is mysterious and you really need to try it by yourself. This fragrances lasts super longer, it can stay on your skin for almost 8 hours but after 5 hours, the scent started to fade away. However it still depends on the room temperature you are in.


Good Girl by Carolina Herrera New York

From its appearance, I consider this fragrance wins because it gives a perception of classy sassy and a bit smart assy despite the name is Good Girl. The scent smells like peach and light at first actually which I thought it would give more mysterious smell. This fragrance lasts quiet long for approximately 5 hours in humid temperature.

Black Orchid by Tom Ford

The first time I sprayed it on my wrist, it smelled really strong and a bit minty to me. But after five minutes, its scent slowly changed into something elegant and smooth. This fragrance has the hardest scent to be described and that’s why it smells mysterious. From its package, it looks simply black and I am sure it represents its mystery fragrance.

From three fragrances I reviewed, I think the best fragrance in representing its mysterious scent is Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari. Not only smells mysterious, it smells really alluring and addicting which defines the meaning of belleza. The second place is Black Orchid by Tom Ford and the third place is Good Girl by Carolina Herrera. Honestly it was quiet hard to describe each smell of these perfumes and I tried my best to find words that could be interpreted easily for you. I hope you like this review and I hope it inspires you enough for your perfume collection. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend! 🙂


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YSL vs. NYX – What’s the Difference Anyway?

Same color, same function, same form, what’s the difference anyway?

Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) and NYX are two different products where each of it is utterly significantly different in price. And I am wondering what makes them different. According to the experiences I heard from friends since high school until college, NYX has been a good friend to them. Almost everyone has it in their pouch. Whilst my blogger and working friends have always had a thought that quality depends on its price which eventually got them YSL in their pouch.

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However, I would like to see whether price really proves its quality or it could be the other way around. I got two lipsticks from NYX and YSL with similar shades, I reviewed it based on my experience. Let’s get started with the first shade.

NYX Matte Lipstick: Natural (MLS12)

Truthfully, NYX has also been a good friend to me since freshman year in college. This shade gives me a neutral effect onto my lips. Its smooth texture gets matte quickly and it lasts approximately 3 hours without heavy meals since its color is a bit nude and looks more like light purple.

YSL: Rouge Pur Couture (62N802)


This shade looks really similar with NYX but there is one thing which could differentiate YSL and NYX. Its texture is super smooth as I slide the shade around my lips. It lasts longer for approximately 5 hours without heavy meals but still needs a retouch if you want it to stay fabulous on your lips.

NYX Butter Lipstick: Mary Janes (BLS08)

Red lips always lie. If only you know that verse from a song, you can relate. Its color is really on point since it looks super bright which is suitable for party ocassions. Since it is a butter lip, it is not a matte type and quiet glossy at first but not after that. It lasts the same, approximately 3 hours without heavy meals or your lips will look lousy thus you need to be super aware for retouch.

YSL: Rouge Pur Couture The Mats (62N104)

This shade looks darker than NYX and still suitable for party ocassions. The texture is super smooth which makes me craving to slide it onto my lips over and over again. Although it feels smooth but somehow it comes a bit matte which makes it lasting longer for approximately 5 hours without heavy meals. Since the shade is total red, then retouch is highly recommended.

So, have you picked your choice? Truthfully, YSL is more pricey than NYX and if you have read the review, you must have figured out where the difference is. The shade might be the same but no products can put their quality in disguise. However, the ball is in your court! What will you consider first? Its quality or its color?

Tell me what you think in the comment box below and share your perspective. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! 🙂

Fun Trivia // The philosophy behind the name of NYX is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night, therefore the name is NYX which spelled in Ancient Greek with Νύξ, “night”.


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Is GlamGlow YouthMud Mask Worth the Price?

Self-Treatment has been one of the most crucial things that someone has to add in their weekend list. Why so? Because if you treat yourself right, self-pleasure will follow anyway.

Before heading to the main content regarding the GlamGlow Tinglexfoliate Treatment, I would like to share my interesting conversation I had with a guy friend of mine yesterday.

“I don’t like seeing girls in make-up, they look like clowns and honestly, it takes so high costs for their treatment. We, boys, only like girls who look properly good in dresses and that’s enough. What do they expect from us as guys?”

I only smiled and replied him by adding about self-pleasure. I believe we are all people have different perspective about wearing make-up. Especially me, as a woman, believes that wearing make-up and grooming is not only about dress to impress, I like to take myself in proper maintenance because I love myself. Imagine when we love something, we tend to take care of it because we avoid to get it damaged. And that simply happens to ourselves, we take care of ourselves by grooming and wearing make-up occasionally because we love ourselves. Therefore, I just wanted to change people’s mindset about women who like wearing make-up and dress properly, we do that because we care about ourselves.

Okay, so that’s enough for the opening statement, I guess shall we start with my first experience with GlamGlow?

GlamGlow has been a hype product in the beauty world. I was curious so I bought a set of GlamGlow from Sephora for around $65 with mud foam included.

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The texture of GlamGlow itself is definitely not like scrubs but mud. The mud itself has pretty strong minty scent which I found it appealing. As I applied a thin layer on my skin, just like its name “Tinglexfoliate Treatment”, I could feel it tingling yet burning on my face. I highly recommend you to not apply it around your eyes even your eye bags because your skin in that area will feel burnt than ever. I honestly found it uncomfortable on my face, I let it dry for almost 15 minutes.

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Actually the mud dries faster because it would dry already for approximately in 8 minutes. As it was completely dry, I barely could move my skin. Just don’t laugh or smile because your skin was being extracted and it would cause your skin wrinkled sooner. So, you better don’t.

I immediately washed my face gently. As I finished, I felt my skin tighter and smoother. The mud really did the great job in extracting the oil on my face. Overall, I loved this product though it kinda tortured me while applying it. I think I’ll be sticking to it.

Have you tried GlamGlow YouthMud? What do you think?


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Sunday Outing with Pastel Culotte

Glad to be back on blogging again! I’m pretty sure you guys must be getting bored with the same old reason I always give.

Hectic schedule.

Sorry I had to mention it again but this is utterly something that I can’t get rid of. However, I have something new for you guys!

In the first week of college, I went to some places with my sister to spend the weekend. And also, looking for new contents for vlog!

Let’s go straight to the content, so I decided to wear pastel culotte that I found in some bazaar I attended when holiday. There are varies and I love each of them.

For the white outerwear, I got it from New Look whilst the black sweater inside, I got it somewhere in Central.


Culottes are best paired with pastel high heels! I got these light pink high heels from Nine West and a watch from Alba.

Culottes have been a hype these days. There are the short ones and even the long ones like I am wearing. However, culottes may also be paired with sneakers. It feels really comfy and honestly, it makes you look slimmer. So, who doesn’t love culottes?

Tell me what’s your favorite pair with culottes on the comment below. I’d love to hear what you say 🙂


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How To Wear Heels With Casual Tops

Having high heels in the closet but not confident enough to wear them because afraid of looking too much?

If you have this anxiety then you are on the right page!

You might have seen a lot of OOTD ideas on fashion blogs to dress casually with heels. Well this time, I have another ideas to rock your heels in casual outfits without being afraid of looking too much which probably will inspire you more! 🙂


This is my favorite casual outfit when it’s combined with heels. I believe the top we are wearing in an outfit is the most important thing since it also represents who we are. I have the striped top by et cetera, bag by Kate Spade New York, black heels by Pull & Bear, silver watch for female by Alba, and black cat eye wear by Le Specs. 

Besides that, I also have sweater combined with high heels! since I’m a sweatshirt type of person but not most of the time. I’ve got sweater by Top Shop, green pastel bag by Moeibag, black heels by Nine West, watch and wallet by Fossil, and glasses by Owl.

As you have seen in the picture, there is a green pastel tote bag. Tote bag, sweater, then heels?! Yes. Wearing heels is the most powerful thing to increase the level of women’s fanciness to me. Therefore, instead of wearing sweatshirt with sneakers like usual, why not try high heels?

So, I think that’s all for two outfit ideas that may bring you inspiration to wear heels casually. Which one is your favorite outfit? Or maybe if you have another ideas regarding to wear heels casually, you may share your thoughts in the comment below. Look forward to hear more from you, have a great day! 🙂


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Easy Homemade Cupcake Recipe

Semester break has influenced me to have a knack on cooking since I have no idea what to do besides managing two events, reading novels, listening to fifty shades music, and feeding rabbits. Boring? Not really but half of me said yes it really is.

It’s one week away to college and I decided to spend my last Monday afternoon of semester break in the kitchen making cupcakes with Mom! I found this easy recipe and I believe you can do this at home by preparing these super easy ingredients,

2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
3/4 cup of sugar

Step 1. Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl in high speed except the melted butter for 5 minutes. Then add the melted butter, stir it in slow speed.

Step 2. Preheat oven to 375f or 190c. Prepare the cupcake papers (oily in the inside is highly suggested to avoid sticky result) and put them in the cupcake moulds.

Step 3. Bake the cupcakes and get ready with the icing. Make sure you have these,

2 cups of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of condensed milk
Crushed oreo
1 egg (set aside the yolk)

For the icing, you only need to stir it until soft and looks white. However for the icing, it’s up on your creativity. You may add M&Ms, chocolate chips, etc.

And this is how my cupcakes look like,

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These sweet treats are such a good companion for reading. After seeing these, are you interested to make your own cupcakes? Let me know what you think on the comment box below and you may share the result on Instagram by tagging me 🙂

Hope it can inspire you, have a great cooking day!


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Simple Candy Cake Bar Recipe

Hello! Glad to be back on blogging after the myriad days of war in achieving my bachelor degree. I’m basically having my third semester break right now. However, it’s enough for the highlight of author’s diary because I got something new for you, guys ❤

Do you like to watch cooking tutorial on Instagram? Do you like to follow the steps and do it in your own kitchen? If you do, we are probably twins!

Actually I just followed a one minute cooking tutorial on Instagram, “Candy Cake Bar”. The ingredients are not really specific since they only say ‘a cup of something’ rather than saying it in grams or spoons and the video tutorial is too fast until I had to watch it over and over again. But if you are a cook master, then it won’t be trouble for you. So, I was just predicting the measure but I surely will tell you the specific ingredients to make your cooking experience easier. Before you get started, you better prepare these ingredients below.

1 pack of M&M’s (may be substituted)
1 pack of KitKat (may be substituted)
200 grams of crystal sugar
200 grams of brown sugar
300 grams of flour
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs
225 grams of melted butter

If those things above are ready, you may start with the first step!

Step 1. Pour 1 cup of crystal sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar into a large bowl. Stir it then add 1 cup of melted butter. Don’t pour it when the butter is still hot, let it chill for approximately 5 minutes.

Step 2. Add 2 eggs into the mixed bowl. You better don’t use refrigerated eggs. Stir it until the dough looks brightly yellow. I recommend you to use mixer or you will get tired of stirring it to death.

Step 3. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into the mixed bowl. Keep stirring it then add 2 cups of bowl. Don’t get tired, keep stirring it until the texture looks a bit solid.

Step 4. This is my favorite part. Before everything else but it is up to you whether you want to chop the KitKats later or in the last part, chop the KitKats and spread the candies over the dough. Stir it.

Step 5. Heat the microwave until 350°F / 175°C and bake it for 45 – 50 minutes.

Step 6. Let it chill because if you try to chop it when it’s hot, it is really sticky which could ruin your artsy cake bar. And this is the result,

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My kitchen was completely a mess and my hand was full of dough so I couldn’t take a picture of the steps but I am an open-book, if you have questions regarding this recipe, you may comment or email me and I’ll reply right away. This cake bar tastes like caramelized cake because it contains sugar and candies hence the dough becomes sticky. I like to eat it with a hot cup of tea or pure milk as a friend for my reading time in the balcony. Interested to cook it too? It is really easy and it is highly recommended to fill your lovely weekend with your loved ones. Have a great day! ❤


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Revlon Lipsticks Collection

Find a man who ruins your lipstick not your mascara.

I’m pretty sure that you guys have already heard that phrase. Especially my women readers! But however, that is true. Ha!

Soo, let’s get ourselves drowned into the title of this week’s blog-post. Oh! And if you have a man who always makes you cry, seriously, there’s still plenty of fish in the sea like there’s plenty of Revlon’s lipsticks in the makeup store.

So, I recently bumped into the other lip products of Revlon. I usually use the nude shade of Super Lustrous lipstick. It looks very natural on me and it is very suitable for those who don’t really like too much make up. So, let’s get started with the nude one!

Revlon Matte Lipstick – Mauve it Over (003)

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This one has been my favorite since high school. It really matches with the color of my skin. It feels really comfortable and weightless on my lips though some people might find it a bit dull looking. This shade is long lasting as long as you don’t have heavy meals and you don’t eat light meals that much, let’s say it’s approximately for 3 – 4 hours. But however, this one is still my favorite when I’m not in the mood to wear any glaring make-up.

Super Lustrous Lipstick – Sandalwood Beige (240)

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This shade is really suitable for those who want to be a ladylike. This mysterious shade of black red beige lasts for approximately 4 – 5 hours as long as you don’t have heavy meals. I think this shade looks good on any skin color. It doesn’t feel as weightless as the previous one but it doesn’t feel as heavy as you think too.

ColorStay Ultimate Suede – Fashion Forward (098)

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It is very suitable for those who like to dress like goth. Especially, be that glam goth look that’s all over the runaways. Keep in mind that world is your runaway. Every path, every zebra cross, everything! This shade stays longer than the previous ones and it stays a bit though you have heavy meals. It approximately lasts for 5 – 5 1/2 hours. This shade looks good when you pair it with black or white outfit.

Color Burst Matte Balm – Unapologetic Sans Remords (210)

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This is the most unique one. This bright pink shade really completes your outgoing, girly and happy look. Why do I call this unique? It has mint scents that everyone desires. When I put it on my lips, it kinda feels scathing at first but the color truly bursts, just like what the name is. It gives bright color on my skin and I think this shade is only for those who have high confidence to show their lips off in public. It approximately lasts for 5 hours as long as you don’t have heavy meals and ice creams.

Sometimes we can also be creative in mixing and matching lipsticks. I’d like to challenge you to combine Color Burst with ColorStay and see what color you will get.

Sooo, that’s all for this week’s blog-post! I hope it will help you in choosing the right product of Revlon that you desire. Which one is your favorite by Revlon?


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Lipsticks by Revlon


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Reviving Summer with Tsaibucha

Summer is almost in the edge of cliff! But you can still revive it with this new invention of tea by Tsaibucha. Since I was introduced to it, I think I just found a new drink which is much better than smoothie and also, healthier!

The atmosphere of summer never fails anyone to have fresh drinks. And this fermented tea just hit the nail on the head!

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The first time I heard the name of Tsaibucha was pretty odd to me but I was enlightened that there’s a meaning behind its name. Just like your name. Tsai means tea in Greek but also means cool in Chinese. And Bucha refers to Kombucha which is kind of fermented tea.

And that’s what I like from Tsaibucha, the most unique tea I’ve ever tasted. It tasted acidly sweet, not far from the taste of wine. The uniqueness of Tsaibucha itself is, they never add any artificial ingredients and always let the biotechnology work for it.

I used to spend my whole weekend reading magazine and any other books with any kind of beverages and tea wasn’t even on the list. Since I was introduced to it, now I prefer to have Tsaibucha for my drink in the weekend. And also, I can take it anywhere I want to,

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Last but not least, how do I get it? Tsaibucha can only be purchased online. It doesn’t cost a leg and an arm, very much worthy for a bottle of Tsaibucha. You can have it for 1.5 USD or 20 IDR. Get yourself a bottle of Tsaibucha and let it revive you! Have a great weekend!

Get Tsaibucha on Shopee:
https://shopee.co.id/tsaibucha

Connect with Tsaibucha:
tsaibucha@gmail.com
facebook.com/tsaibucha


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Casual Day Outfit

In this weekend’s blogpost, I would like to share how I rock outerwear (again). Perhaps, I have shared about how I rock my no-sleeve outerwear but this one is actually one of my favorite outfits which also suit for college or casual day out!

                                     

To me, outerwear is a piece of clothing that could embellish the casualty of my outfit. Imagine a girl wears a white shirt and jeans only, but when she puts an any kind of outerwear, her style has somehow been improved. And that’s why I am truly fond of this piece of clothing.

So, I went for lunch with friends last week. I had no idea what to wear since I didn’t have many clothes in my luggage. I kept searching and thinking about what I should wear that day. I only found a loose black tank top, loose black trouser and a knit brown outerwear. Since that discovery, I matched them into one outfit.

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It was the outfit that I hardly kept on thinking since the remaining clothes that I had was far from many. The loose black tank top and trouser looks like in the same piece, doesn’t it? I only needed to tucked the loose black tank top in the trouser and an-almost-look-alike-jumpsuit is done.

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The combination of tank top and trouser are from Cotton On (tank-top) and Colorbox (trouser). The knit outerwear that I am wearing is from H&M and the flat-shoes that I am fond of is by mango. Because I was a little bored with sling bags, I decided to wear pouch bag that I got somewhere in Penang, Malaysia. For the accessories, I only wore a watch by Alba and those cuty-tiny bracelets that you could get for 1$ – 3$ each at Cotton On.

That’s how my discovery went by when I was running out of clothes in luggage, I hope this blog-post is inspiring enough for your inspiration in dressing up. Have a great weekend! 🙂


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