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Mar 25, 2015

OOTD : Featuring Longchamp Mariniere in Coral

Hi hi, I am back with OOTD post :)

My fiancee is so sweet, he gave this beautiful Longchamp Mariniere as my birthday gift. I was so surprised because these last two years, we just tell the gift we want from each other, simply because we just want to get real, a gift that the other really want, so no surprise at all. And this year, I told him not to buy me anything because we need to save up for the future. But, surprise, surprise! I love him so so much! <3 p="">
So let me not waste it, by wearing it proudly for my OOTD last Satuday. It's beautiful, isn't it? :")




Top : Executive
Short : Body & Soul
Watch : Fossil
Bag : Longchamp Mariniere
Shoes : Nine West

Happy Midweek!



Mar 18, 2015

Sukin Skincare : Sulphate and Paraben Free

I did mention that I am allergic to Sulphate or SLS and Paraben last time, and I think I have to share my story here. In case anyone is wondering.

This allergic was so nasty, I had itchy and flaky skin, all over the body (except my face, it just dry or red, not itchy, thank God). I applied body butter every time after taking a bath, but the moisture only last 3-4 hours, I hate it, not to mention the sticky yucky feeling. The same thing happened when I apply lotion, the moisture even only lasts about 2 hours.

I tried almost every brand for soap and lotion, from The Body Shop, Sebamed, Loccitane, Bath and Body Works to Origins. Nothing really works. Some even brought me to itchy skin, I have to throw away the product or give it away for my mom or sister (they don't have sensitive skin like me,fyi)

So when I know that I might be have this kind of allergic, I changed my entire body care to Sulphate and Paraben free products. Thanks to Female Daily forum particularly in Organic Skincare thread, I found Sukin.






From their website:
Sukin is proud Australian brand, dedicated to offering the ultimate in natural personal care, free from the myriad of harsh chemicals used in many products on the market today. Sukin products do not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES),  synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA, or parabens.
My picks are Botanical Body Wash, Purifying Body Scrub, and Hydrating Body Lotion. I purchased them from www.naauty.com. Been using it religiously since last month, and I significantly see the progress. My skin is not itchy nor flaky (very good point!) instead it's soft and supple. Cam't thank God enough.

Geez, I wish I found it this information earlier. I feel pity for my dry skin because of my ignorance toward the ingredients all of this years. I simply thought that I was born with 'that' kind of skin T_T


Dec 31, 2014

#thankGodfor2014

The end of 2014 is coming, so I'd like to thank for this year

#thankGodfor 2014 because
  • I and my family went to Singapore this early year for a fun holiday
  • I am engaged to C, proudly call him my fiancee, and have my ring on now! 
  • I and C together we bought our own house, applied KPR on our own, and it was agreed! (Praise the Lord!)
  • Our house is now still on renovating process, hopefully can be done in early 2015
  • For the first time I was attending James Gwee Seminar, very smart, funny, lively, and entertaining speaker!
  • I am able to do yoga regularly now, thanks to Tara Stiles and Sarah Beth videos on you tube
  • Our family have a new addition: my baby niece Kayleen, who was born on September. She is very healthy, beautiful and have a pointy nose(!)
  • I now know why my skin is so easily getting awfully flaky, itchy and dry. The culprit is Sulfate and Paraben product that I use (mostly wash soap). Now that I know I am allergic to those, I carefully choose my soap. Hopefully will have a better skin next year!
  • I found oil cleansing method. As I state above, my skin is very sensitive to some products, and for my face I have dry patches all along the years (that my face won't be flawless whenever I put any foundation on!). Then I read on Female Daily forum, some suggests this oil cleansing method. I then give it a try. I use olive oil (after work, before taking a bath), about 1 teaspoon on my hand, then gently massage them onto my skin (go down to neck too), leave about a minute or two, then go showering, and just use my regular face soap (I use Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser) and I see significantly no more dry patches. MAGIC! You can google for more detail.
  • I found out Apple Cider Vinegar is the best conditioner for my hair. Every time I wash my hair (I use Sebamed Anti Dandruff Shampoo), I will pour a mix of1 tablespoon of ACV and 500 litre of water, and just rinse it. Yay to no more limped hair! 
  • My fiancee gave me a new phone as an anniversary gift. Yay!
So those are my notes on #thankGodfor2014. 

I pray for God's blessing and mercy for me and C, our family and friends throughout 2015. As recently, my heart is broken hearing the sad news from the Air Asia QZ8501 incident. I found this meaningful words from the mayor of Surabaya here
The mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, went from one crying relative to another, and at one point walked out with a grieving man, while telling him: "We don't have a choice. Today this happens to you, tomorrow it may happen to me. Nobody knows. So you have to be strong. Our lives belong to God."
May God bless us.

Dec 30, 2014

The Oats Story

I have never been a fan of oats. Just look at it made me want to puke. So sorry, but it was really the truth. Until one day, I realized my office attire was getting too tight. I had a hard time trying to zip my skirt, yes it was that bad. I know that was the time I should check my intake.

I usually eat some bread with a cup of coffee in the morning, a full plate of meal for lunch and a half plate meal for dinner. And oh ya no exercise at all (is walking from parking lot to the office building consider a workout?).

So, I began to research on the web (yep, I do research first! *nerd*) for what kind of meal that make me full (when I am hungry, my brain's stop working :P) but at the same time not make me too 'heavy' (literally heavy = FAT).

Later I saw on Fit n Fab Diet Nutrition forum from Female Daily (a life saver, really!), there are many thread including: Diet Mayo (big no no!), Food Combining (please, I am working 6 days, 8 to 5 so there can't be done), and Oatmeal Diet.

I scrolled down every comment on Oatmeal Diet, and I said to myself: "Hey, this is so doable! I think I'll give a try!". So there it goes.

I bought instant Haverjoy Australian Oats (smell better compared to Quaker one). I just need 2 spoon of the oats, a half teaspoon of white sugar or brown sugar, and some raisins (or banana). Believe me, it tastes so much better! I can live now! I now have my oats for every breakfast, cut my full meal lunch for a half, and no carbs dinner. I even sometimes make a savory oat recipe (there are so much recipe, go try to find your 'one') : 1 to 2 spoon of oats, a pinch of salt, and omelette. It tastes like a porridge, don't worry, it's delicious (at least for me, an eggs lover).

My body now feels a little lighter, plus making oats is so easy and cheap X)


 
Anyway, I now do yoga regularly (twice every week, for 20-30 minutes) at home. Thanks to Tara Stiles and Sarah Beth videos on youtube. I secretly hope that by the end of 2015 I can do split! X)




Nov 13, 2014

OOTD : Floral and Nudes Color

Back with OOTD post just because I felt so gooood wearing them
It's amazing huh, how a look can create such a happy mood :D




Top - H&M
Pants - Zara
Bag - Coach
Watch - Fossil
Shoes - Nine West 

Anyway, I love the place so much, it's Pipe & Barrel. My sister insisted us to go there, since it's owned by a well known former Master Chef Indonesia, Ken :P. Turned out it is a good place with a good food. You should try! Oh, and it has the outdoor area, that so colorful you won't miss out taking pictures.

Hang on, Friday is tomorrow!