Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hello!! I am back with an everyday make up look that's suitable in summer with a pop of color. This make up tutorial is sponsored by Sariayu Martha Tilaar. So now, let's begin with a bare face!!

For my face, I am using Sariayu Foundation or Alas Bedak all over my face

Because I have dry skin, I prefer using damp sponge when applying foundation ^.^ 

With the same sponge, I brush some translucent powder all over my face to set it. Because if you apply just foundation or BB Cream alone, it might melt during summer

I am using Sariayu Krakatau Eye Shadow Palette and picking a dark brown eyeshadow 

I draw a harsh line on my crease, a crease cutting technique, and blend it so there'll be no harsh edges

Then I pat a light gold eyeshadow on the center of my eyelid , and blend it along with the brown eyeshadow. This will make my eyes pop in natural way!

This product is so versatile, it is their duo eyeliner and mascara!! The black eyeliner is so intense

I am lining my eyes with cat eye shape, which means drawing the eyeliner with sharp line upward

For the blush, I pick this Sariayu Borneo Cream Cheek in Marshmallow

The texture is unlike cream blush, more like a mousse as it's super soft and blends beautifully on my cheek. It gives a healthy rosy cheek look instantly!

Last but not least, using my favorite product from Sariayu, which is their Duo Lip Color. For Summer, I like to play with more color. I know some people might play with colorful eyeshadow, but for me, a subtle bright lip shade will do!

I use a bright orange shade in no 09! 

And my make up's complete, all products used are from Sariayu, local beauty brand from Indonesia!

I hope that it will be available as well in other countries for overseas readers !
Or if you have friends in Indonesia, you can also ask them to get it for you ^^

Rocking my black wig along with this make up!!

I hope you'll try the look, and support our local brand ^^

Please visit Sariayu Website to learn more about their products! 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hey guyssss
I am back with Korean Natural Make Up Tutorial!!

These days I am all about dewy skin and natural make up because maybe I am getting too old. Korean Make Up is a big thing all across Asia, and it hits Japan as well. I see more and more Japanese girls sporting the look, however they also incorporate some japanese touch as well

Especially my skin is very dry the past year, so I really like to make my skin wet look or we call it more professionally "dewy" finish :)

Products used for this look :

Laneige BB Cushion
The Saem Cover Perfection Tip 01
The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit 02
Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kit 03
Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Brown
Dolly Wink Point Lame 02
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Jill Stuart Compact Blush 01
Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint 001

I use very very minimal amount of products! And you dont have to use the same products but I really recommend the foundation to have dewy finish instead of matte to compliment the look

And you can watch my short make up tutorial on youtube ^^

So I hope you find this tutorial helpful!
I'd love to know more about what you want me to create. Do you have any topics you want me to do? ^^

Until next time, have a great day everyoneee

Monday, June 13, 2016

I cant get enough of Japan, you guys must have known that. Japanese food is my comfort food and finding a great restaurant in Jakarta comparable to Japan's that can match up to my standard as I have tasted heavens many times, is a bit difficult. So this restaurant is Stella Lee's approved if I must say, and if you guys believe on my taste skill lol

I was invited to Oku Restaurant for opening but I couldnt come as I was busy and was in Japan. But when I came back to Jakarta and sorted out my schedule, I booked an appointment for lunch with my mom. Located at Lower Ground of Kempinski Hotel, OKU is the newest restaurant to join the luxurious dining experience in the metropolitan city

When I first came in, I approved the interior design that corporates wood elements. It really reminds me of Japan! The restaurant is in fact pretty spacious and cozy with all the big windows that lets the sun hits the room

They also provide private room with sound-proof facilities to assist your meeting or gathering

Moving on to the meal,
Some of the foods I tried were =

Starting it with Ajitama!
Which is an organic egg smoked on rice straw with onion flower and Shigureni Beef

Their recommended coctails 
Left is Summer Breeze, that is a blend of pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut cream and gomme. The right side is Watermelon and Mint Cooler, which is a mix of watermelon, gomme, mint, and citrus

Oku Karage that is loved by everyone! It is as you hear, a karage (fried chicken) but Oku made a twist for having it combined with black skin that comes from garlic that's been processed over than a month. Once you bite it, there's some juices that burst inside your mouth, leaving it with strong fragrand and flavor. LOVE IT!

Karage and Sushi to accompany your izakaya-dining~

My Favorite Karasumi Pasta, an Angel Heart Pasta with Uni and Black Caviar!!

And my favorite food from Japan is Uni (Sea Urchin), So I got myself Uni that's mixed with Ikura and fresh Egg with wasabi on top

Unagi along the way, I have never seen Unagi this pretty before, It's decorated with fresh edible flowers and you can eat it along with its cracker. Very crunchy and aromatic!!

For the main course, we had Salmon Teriyaki and Truffle Gyu Don 
The Truffle Gyu Don comes with runny onsen tamago, foodgasm!

Mostly the foods are appettizers and the concept is izakaya dining. Which means it's meant to be shared with your friends, so you can try many different items from having small plates on each order

None of the foods are below average. They all meet my expectation!

I also tried 2 of their desserts. The first one is Yuki which is a yuzu-chocolate mousse with sponge cake and crunchy chocolate praline, and they also put some gold flakes to add elegance and luxury

The last one is lychee pannacota with rose meringe that hasn't been added into the menu list yet

I pick the last one as my favorite because I like something sweeter!

From the presentation, the flavor, the freshness of ingredients, and the creativity. It's a top notch!
I have high expectation in terms of Japanese food and I hardly want to eat Japanese food in here (because I get mad and start comparing most of the time lol) but I cant say anything bad

I was informed that most of the ingredients are freshly imported from Japan (that explains the quality!), and I tell you, not all Japan imported products are that great. They also have their own standard and I must say the standard is high so it's not just simply labelled as "imported from Japan" but they also provide the quality and international standard

The chef's also from Japan and used to live in Australia. I heard that he's so creative that he kept making new menus every time, so worry not for getting bored of visiting the restaurant because they will always have new foods for you

Once we finished the meal, mom and I moved the spa. I tried the Cleopatra Romance Package, a 3 hours treatment that includes foot reflexiology, body scrub, body mask, bubble bath, and body massage. It is a total bliss to escape from the hectic Jakarta

Ever since I came back, I had endless works to do both online and offline and finding a peace in the heart of Jakarta is surely a taste of heaven. We got couple room and the interios is majestic!

Comes with a big bath up

I had my bubble bath <3

The therapist is very professional, kind, and knows how to massage well. I even dozed off during the treatment because it's just so relaxing ^.^

Our short stay at Kempinski was amazing. We managed to escape from the busy city life to a pleasure for both body and mind. We'd definitely come back!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

What do you guys think of Spring in Japan?

Must be the normal sakura (cherry blossom) that's pinkish white all over tree branches in Japan

However I am here to let you know that spring in Japan isnt limited to Sakura!! 
Sakura is high season and the ticket is mostly super expensive, the time is within last week of March to first week of April. And you've to spare at least 1 week in Japan to take a glimpse of that rare flowers

But if you cant come during that time, and able to visit from late of April to early May, you might want to visit Mount Fuji and see another type of sakura named, Shibazakura. It's bloomed from ground instead of tree, and the color is bright pink instead of white pinkish!

(lemme admit something, the mount fuji is photoshopped because when I took the pic, the fuji was shy to be photographed lol)

It's around 3 hours drive from Tokyo center or around 2 hours by using bus from Shinjuku. You can access Shibazakura's website and how to go there on the page. I recommend bus because it's easier

I was there with my friend, Missa, and she was driving there for me. But it's a long hour drive and the highway is pretty complicated from Tokyo, not to mention sometimes we got lost lol
I didnt know that driving in Japan was that difficult. I forgot how often I drive in Jakarta and I always drive.. Japan's public transportation is very reliable, cheaper, faster, and better than personal car!

Close up look of Shibazakura!!

There are so many tourists, and I spotted a group of Indonesian tourists talking in Bahasa. This place is getting more famous!!

My Casual style on the day

Beanie, White sweatshirt and black jumpsuit from Cloth Inc, watches from La Mer, and Bag from Philip Lim

The best thing about it, there's also Spring Festival Food in the area, and popular food from Kawaguchiko area + limited Fujiyama foods are available over there. Worry not to think about what to eat because there are endless unique foods that you cant find in Tokyo!!

Including this limited edition Fujiyama Sweets!
I bought the pudding of no 10 for my family!! The pudding was so good and has edible flowers inside

Missa told me that this was very rare to find, a trout that's caught nearby the mountain and then grilled in traditional way. VERY VERY TASTY and so fresh!!!! 
I cant experience this in Tokyo!!! :O

Some of the menus from one stall

We tried the Fujisan Udon and Yoshida Udon (SOOO GOOOD)
Yoshida Udon is so famous, so really gotta try!
I wanted to try houtou but we thought to get houtou for dinner instead (which I regretted now as we had dinner somewhere in Nakameguro-Tokyo instead, but I dont complain because our dinner was fantastic)

We also tried yakisoba!
For my preference, I dont know why but oily fry food such as this, Indonesia wins through their mie goreng. Indonesia's gorengan (fried food) are the bomb.. I never think Japanese fried rice can beat indonesia fried rice either haha

However the udon has a a big gap compared to any udon I have ever tasted! The udon is hard and big, and by no means it's bad. In fact, the chewiness is different than most of udons available and though I was so full with all the foods, I gobbled it down T________T

I also tried Sakura Ice Cream!!! 
Now you guys can envy me, because I envy myself on that day as well. I want to come back for sure!! 

There are so many omiyages and limited edition foods available for purchase on the outside gate! I shopped so much even though I knew that I'd be the only one to eat it lol

And that's all for Shibazakura!

I come around 2nd week of May and in fact some of the flowers have fallen down, so there's only one or two spots that's still photogenic. My friend, Amanda came to Shibazakura around 2 weeks before me. So I really recommend you to come during the first week of opening to increase your chance of seeing it at its peak!

Anggy was in Tokyo 2 weeks after me and I confirmed to her that it would be such a waste to visit Shibazakura at the end of May because I'm sure it's all gone by the time she reached the mountain :(
Hopefully this gives you enough idea when to visit!!

I showed the picture to Julian and she made me promise to come there again with her next year to catch the full bloom. That'll be such a dream come true again
Hopefully I can fulfil it one day!

See you very soon, Shibazakura <3
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