Growing Up

Hello, September! πŸ‚
Hello, fall semester! 
Hello, assignments! It's a pleased to meet you again! (well... not really haha)

Uni hasn't even started yet but I'm already excited because I miss my friends so much! Actually I don't feel like going back to Jakarta anytime soon but I have to because the class starts in a week :|
Wow time flies so fast. I didn't realise that this is my third year in uni. I've been thru plenty of ups and downs these past two years. 
All of the struggles. From crying because I didn't get what 'nirmana' is, making interior collage (which is pretty fun), drawing the whole scrapbook of eastern art history sampe tangan pegel-pegel, making my first stool ever⏤ fuchsia-rose stool, buying so much things for my interior design class assignment, printing those CAD files (thank you for making my wallet cry 😭), belum lagi kalo CAD nya error dan mesin print nya lagi gabisa, belum lagi rasa malesnya dan revisi dan deadline dan lack of sleep ooh-la-la! But still, God is so amazingly kind to me. He helped me so much :') and yea, that is life. I've learned so many things from these past two years. I'm enjoying the process and not regretting anything at all and I believe it will be worth it! :)
(+ a little throwback teehee)
1st Semester | Teori Dasar Seni Rupa assignment - Collage (one of my favourite assignment!)
2nd Semester | Eastern Art History scrapbook :|
2nd Semester | Interior Design I: Residential

1st Semester | Sense of Design - my first assignment ever.  (this is the one that made me 'crey crey' because at first I didn't get the point of this πŸ˜‚)
3rd Semester | Interior Design II - Retail (Fashion)

4th Semester | Interior Design III - Office (Developer)

I've been thinking about what to do in this semester lately. I know the upcoming semester is going to be a very hectic one but I really want to do so much things! I want to learn and learn many things. I want to make so many friends. I want to be a better me because I'm not good enough and most of all, I want to grow up, physically and mentally. I want to be grateful for all everything that God has given to me by trying to do my best in all. I'm not even close to perfect⏤ not at all, but I want to give the best in anything that I can and then let Him to do the rest ♡ 
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people” - Colossians 3:23
I'm writing this as a 20-year-old human being. Not a teenager, not even an adult, but a young adult. Supposedly old enough to know what is right and what is wrong. I've been thinking so much stuff and telling all my worries to my mommy. My lovely mommy was giving me some advices that I'm no longer a kid and I have to be better, day by day. She said that I need to be more responsible for anything and I totally agreed! And one thing she said to me that the older I get, the more I grow in my relationship with God. Pray for everything. Whether it's small or big, whether I'm happy or sad or in doubt.

But again, I thank God for giving me this life. I thank God for helping me going thru these all. I thank God for the opportunities that He has given me to build myself in Him. 
God has been blessing me so much ♡


Review: Etude House Play Color Eyes In the Cafe

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This one ain't the newest palette of Etude House Play Color Eyes but this one is the limited edition palette!

To be honest, I wasn't intending to buy the Etude House Play Color Eyes In the Cafe palette. Granted, I had seen the newest palette review which is the Wine Party palette. I thought the palette is so beautiful for autumn makeup, even for any kind of makeup because the colors are so pretty! But then, I was looking for a natural-nude-warm-colored palette these days and I found this cute palette, In the Cafe palette. The matte shades are so smooth and pigmented and the glittery shades are looking so pretty and pigmented also.
I bought this online for USD18.40 (well, that was the discount price, the real price is USD26.40 πŸ‘€). I don't know but I think the newest palette, the Wine Party palette, costs higher than the other Play Color Eyes palettes and it's so hard to find the palette in the Etude House offline store. 
The other palettes beside In the Cafe ☕️ are the Wine Party 🍷 - the new one, Beach Party 🏝, Cherry Blossoms 🌸, In the Van πŸš™  and Juice Bar 🍊 palettes which are so pretty. The shades of Beach Party palette look really nice and remind me of the mermaid colors 🐠✨ 
This palette has 10 beautiful shades (from left to the right):
1. ν—ˆλ‹ˆλ°€ν¬ | Honey Milk
2. 까페 λͺ¨κΉŒ | Cafe Mocha
3. μ΄ˆμ½œλ › 라떼 | Chocolate Latte
4. 캬라멜 라떼 | Caramel Latte
5. 해변에선 μ½”μ½”λ„› | Beach Coconut 
6. λ‚΄ λ§ˆμŒμ— 퐁당 | Fall in Love ✨
7. μ‹œλŸ½λΉΌκ³  ν…Œμ΄ν¬μ•„μ›ƒ | Coffee Takeout
8. 까페 라떼 | Cafe Latte
9. κΏ€μžλͺ½μ²­ | Cool Grapefruit Tea
10. ν”ΌμΉ˜νŽ˜νΌμ†”νŠΈ | Peach Pepper Salt ✨
Here are all the swatches of the eyeshadow. The Caramel Latte and Cafe Latte didn't really show up on my skin because I have olive skin tone but these are actually very pretty colors! 
P.S. you need to use eye primer before using this so it can stay a bit longer!

Rating: 8 out of 10
1. Pretty shades
2. Variety of mattes and shimmers
3. Perfect for daily makeup
4. Cute packaging
5. Affordable
6. Some mattes are very pigmented
7. Easy to carry
1. Applicator provided isn't too good
2. A little difficult to blend due to the formula.
Where to buy: Etude House website & Althea


What's in My Makeup Pouch?

Hello! πŸ˜‹
(This is gonna be my personal makeup review, and it's going to be a long post, fyi)
I was purchasing so many makeup products lately, especially some new Maybelline Fit Me concealers which are so good! They blend so well and I do really love their products.
Let's say that I'm (not really) addicted to makeup but doing makeup is sooo fun (every girl who is into makeup can't argue with me for saying such things like that πŸ™…πŸ»). I'm wearing makeup because I like to. I've been using some makeup products since 2 years ago, when I was a freshman. I didn't use some heavy makeup to go to school back then, I only used moisturizer and lip balm. Lip balm or lip butter will always be a must makeup or even skin care product to me! I had to use lip balm (until this day!) because my lips were sooo freaking dry. Lip balm / lip butter really nourishes my freaking dry lips and prevents them from drying and chapping.
One of my favourite lip products these days is the famous and fabulous red Tony Tint by Tony Moly. Yeah it makes my lips even more dry but I put some butter before I apply it into my lips so my lips are not 'that dry' :)

Many of my make up products are drug store makeup and not cruelty free, which is kinda bad :( if you want to know what cruelty free makeup is... Well cruelty free is a label for any products (especially makeup) that don't harm even kill animals. It was developed without any animals tests. This is the list for cruelty-free makeup products. I hope some of really good drug store makeup would be cruelty-free someday. (By the way, NYX is a cruelty-free brand even though the parent company, L'oreal, is not cruelty-free).
Sooo without further ado, let's take a peek into my makeup pouch! ✨

This product is sooo creamy! I do really love this shade. It really makes my olive skin tone looks so much glowing! I have another shade which is Istanbul. It's a pretty color but it doesn't look really good on me and it makes me look so pale, so yeah :|
I have a list of my favourite shades of NYX lip cream, those are: Rome, Budapest, Berlin, Copenhagen, Prague and London.
My favourite shade of Dear Darling Tint! I have some other shades which are PK002 Plum Red and RD302 Dracula Red and they're looking good on me. This products make my lips 'kinda' dry but still, I love Etude products :)
What I really like from this lip tint is the smell of it. It's sooo good. These two are my all-the-time lip product! The red one is my favourite shade.
I love wearing red on my lips, so I bought this little-pretty-matte-finish-lipstick by Maybelline. I've been using Maybelline products for such a long time but this is my first lip product by Maybelline and it looks really-really gorgeous! If you don't really like to wear that much red, you can apply it just a little and it will give your lips a very-very natural look :)
This is one of my must lip product! The packaging is so cute and so small, so you can bring it everywhere. I really like the smell of it, it smells almost exactly like raspberry frozen yogurt and the texture of it is so creamy! They have so many flavors, such as Blueberry Blush, Cocoa, Coconut, Caramel Cream Kiss, Vanilla and Macadamia and they also have the Original one, which is just white without any flavor on it.
I'm in love with this product. It brightens the eyes and sparkling finish. You can try this product if you like Korean makeup. It has 4 shades, White Tear, Silver Tear, Pearl Tear and Sunlight Tear.  I have the Sunlight Tear because it looks natural on my skin. To use this product, you can apply it at the corner of your eyes so it can gives you the 'aegyo-sal' look by using the brush. The packaging is so cute! 
My favourite shade of Look at My Eyes eye-shadows. It gives your eyes the sparkling look. The packaging is so small and cute.
I really like this mascara because it gives the fresh and natural look. It's also waterproof! (I do really like waterproof makeup) Sooo if you're going to cry (nah just kidding) your eyelashes would still look on point πŸ˜›
These are the products which I'm going to give a total review! My new favourite concealer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in shade number 10 and 35. Why did I buy 2 different shades? So, the first concealer that I bought is the light shade which is shade number 10. I should have bought the 25 one which is Medium, I believe, but they're running out of stocks so I bought the 10 one and... the shade is too light for my skin! (oh dear)
But everything is alright rite now because I have the perfect shade for my skin (especially my under eyes bags) and I'm using the light shade to highlight some areas. It's easy to blend, the packaging is nice and it looks like the packaging of NARS concealer (I'm pretty sure many people said that this is the nearest dupe of NARS concealer, which cost $30.00, a little too expensive for a concealer but it's an amazing concealer!), and it feels kinda the same! 
I love this cushion sooo much! The packaging is so cute because it's Brown edition. They have 2 different packages, Sally and Brown. The Sally one is Magic Cushion Moisture for dry skin and the Brown one is Magic Cushion, which is for normal and oily skin. It's medium coverage. When you purchase this, you'll get a free refill and another applicator! :)
Another favourite product from Maybelline, is their BB Cream. This BB cream is full coverage and it gives your face a very nice dewy look! I'm using the medium shade :)
I love these two products. The Maybelline one has brow filler powder and brow pencil, meanwhile the Saem has brow pencil and the eyebrow brush.
 13. Oval Blending Brush
These two are my color corrector products. Apply these products if you have discoloration skin before you apply any makeup products like concealer, foundation, bb cream and cushion. I use this product before I put concealer under my eyes!

And eyeliner! (who doesn't love eyeliner? πŸ˜‰) I'm using the Etude House Oh M'Eye Line. (I forgot to take a picture of it so yea) It's a good quality eyeliner by Etude House and I'm using the Black one.
That's all! I have so many makeup products that I didn't bring home, I left those at my dorm. I hope I can help you with all everything in this post, even though it's just a little review of my makeup products.
If you have any question, just comment down below!
I hope you have a very nice day :)
Ellen 🐰