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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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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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Summerbird (Bed and Brasserie): Was I Impressed?

Hello, Guys! Who likes to stroll around the city and look for new places? If you do, I have this one coming up for you!

Basically, this is the first post of “Odysseia” where I will start reviewing hidden gems in the cities or even countries I visit. Can I say yay to that for the very first post?

I was introduced by my friend to have a visit to this Bed and Brasserie located in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. I was welcomed with vintagely cute interior. From that perspective, I might say that this place is better for youth.

The staffs are really nice and understanding which made me feel comfortable to stay longer for small talk with friends and photos indeed.


I ordered two coffees, a lattè and a cappuccino. I was expecting for some artsy foam on top but nope, just a cup of coffee. I didn’t order much since I was quite stuffed, I only ordered one mixed platter which has sausage, calamary, wedges, and onion rings in it. It tasted fine but a bit tasteless to me. More spices would be great.


SummerBird also has hotel in the upstairs with various rates. I didn’t stay but I loved to see the corridor with the vines which gave the homey look because they don’t have 20 rooms or above like hotels you always notice in general.

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The tables for its cafe are not only downstairs but they are also available in upstairs along with the rooms. The vintage look of its cafe made me feel want to stay longer for another sip of coffee but unfortunately, the foods I ordered was fine but not outstanding.

To sum it up, here’s what I think about Summer Bird for my first impression.

Ambience (9 out of 10)
Food and Beverage (8 out of 10)
Service (9.5 out of 10)

Impression (8.8 out of 10)

Have you ever been here or interested enough to visit? Share what you think through the comment below. I will also do another reviews for Odysseia. I can’t wait to do it further! Thanks for reading ❤


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Inglot Cosmetics You Should Try

Have you ever heard about Inglot Cosmetics before?

I believe you have!

I was recently bumped into Inglot Cosmetics, especially their breathable nail polish which has been really hype lately because it also can be applied to Muslims since we usually cannot pray because the average nail polishes do not absorb water into our nails. The latest nail polishes that I received from Inglot Cosmetics are O2M Soft Matte 532 (Red Wine Color) and O2M Soft Matte 536 (Grape Wine Color), and also their Lipstick Matte 413.

O2M Soft Matte 536

One of my favorites! Since this nail polish is a soft matte type, I intended to not use the base coat to see how it will clearly look like once it dried. And this is how it looks like,

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When it comes to camera, the color seems shining as if it was coated by base coat. But when you see it yourself, it looks utterly matte. After I had tried the O2M Matte only, I still prefer to wear base coat on it for perfect look.

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Who likes the lady in red? Since I only wore the Matte 536, this time I featured my sister to wear this red wine color. She wore base coat because she wanted it to look more glamorous since Matte seems too casual for her. And here’s the compared picture between us wearing Matte 532 and Matte 536.

However, we love how its color shows up in pictures. They look glamorous and very suitable for those who want to bold their look. Which one is your favorite?

Lipstick Matte 411

Gothic all the way! I really fancy dark and monochrome colors, the amalgam of purple and black are one of the colors that I adore the most. Lipstick Matte 411 has very nice shade and looks good when it comes to my skin. 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.

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Soo, that’s all for this week’s blog-post. Before jumping out to the final line of this article, I hope you like this look and inspires you to live your life to the fullest. Have a great weekend and thank you for reading! ❤


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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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How To Take Instagrammable Picture of Your Shoes

Remember the hashtag of #FromWhereIStand? Correct. This is where people engrave their creativity on taking picture of their shoes. And today, I’m going to tell you how I do it.

                             

Mostly of my pictures on Instagram are mostly the picture of my shoes, the pictures of where I stand. I’ve been having a knack of taking picture of shoes since high school. Until one of my friends 0nce said, “Shoes. As always,”.

People might think that taking picture of shoes or legs is a piece of cake. But actually, not at all. You need to find the art in your picture. I won’t distinct people with the experts, amateurs or beginners. In my opinion, the skill of taking picture is grown by how often you do it until you could learn how to take the best picture in time. Basically, theses are pictures of my #FromWhereIStand,

I like putting the touch of nature to one of my favorite converses. Flowers, woods and leaves are few of those common things that I am really fond of.

Besides showing your shoes off, taking picture of #FromWhereIStand could also help you to show your bottom apparel, not limited to such as trousers, skirts, bags, scarfs or even watches.

Last but not least, don’t forget to look around the floor that you find artsy. There are some unique pattern of floors like I found above and I didn’t forget to take a few seconds for a picture, because who would regret it? 🙂


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Lattés You Should Try in Cafes Around South Jakarta

“I can’t go on a day without a cup of coffee,” that’s what they say. Then you definitely could go on a day for a cup of latté with these three different baristas!

So, I’ve been to five different coffee shops nearby and I decided to differentiate each of them by finding out their thing which could make people head over heals in love with their coffee. Let’s get started with the first coffee shop,

Canteen
Location: Pacific Place, Jakarta.
Price: 35 IDR

Really love the ambience of this restaurant. A classic place with classic menus. The waiter came serving the caffe latte that I ordered. And this is how they served it,

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I simply adore the tools they played for serving the coffee by concerning the consumers who perhaps don’t prefer sweet latte by separating it with liquid sugar instead of granulated sugar. For the coffee, it tasted quite more creamy than the coffee itself to me. But however, the plum cake was also very tasty, I was in love with it.

1/15 Coffee
Location: Gandaria St, Jakarta.
Price: 36 IDR

I was introduced to this coffee shop by my friends. This place was come up with the term of ‘they say’.  When I found myself in the downstairs of this place, I found it really messy. The first thought that came out was, “maybe it is under-construction”. I went upstairs and found the real ambience of 1/15 Coffee.

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This one looks much simpler than before. The barista tended to concentrate on the creativity with its coffee instead of the art of plating with basic tools. This one tasted much bitter which means this latte is a real coffee. I also like the way they claim their mug by putting the logo of 1/15 Coffee on it which is very ambitiously uniquely interesting.

Djournal Coffee
Location: Grand Indonesia, Jakarta
Price: 45 IDR

Smells of coffee were all around. The coffee enthusiasts must love it so much. In this coffee shop, the coffees are vary and it is distinguished with espresso-based or coffee-based. Because of that difference, the price is vary indeed.

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Since the beauty of coffee is relative to people, this is actually the best one to me. I like the complexity of the Djournal’s barista made for this coffee. The taste was also very balance between the bitterness and the sweetness indeed. The blue mug that they served for their coffees are actually creative to show people that their ideas are simply out-of-the-box.

That’s all for this weekend! I had so much fun visiting these coffee shops and also tasting their coffee. If you have any recommendations for another coffee shop that you want me to review, kindly contact my email (contact@stylebychia.com). Have a great weekend! 🙂


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