January 15, 2017

Make Up Tutorial by Archangela Chelsea

Few weeks back I got the chance to be the guest on my dear friend – Chelsea's youtube channel! She transformed me using her awesome make up skills. It's not my first time having my face done by Chelsea, I've always loved how she doesn't use too many products, keeping it simple, she really just transform your face and enhance the good features. If you've been curious how I do my daily make up, it's kinda similar to what she did :) So watch the video above, hope you guys enjoy it! Don't forget to subscribe on her channel

January 12, 2017

2AM Post

Hi, it's 2AM and I'm here in front of my laptop writing this blog with too many ASOS tabs opened. Definitely need to go to bed soon, otherwise I would look shitty and late for work later. So many things are happening right now, I should do something cus honestly I feel like I'm all over the place. Work seems to be endless and time is running out.

This comes down to one of my 2017 resolutions – to be neater and more efficient. Really need to work on my time management because I really don't want my work quality to be shitty and letting people down in the beginning of the year. 

So far what I have on hand right now is: a full time job, my side business – studio jiro, upcoming project – kerokoo, blogging, and other small freelancing jobs. I thought at first I can do it all, well but I guess I can but I feel like I don't have enough time in one day.

After giving it a much thought, I'm gonna go with 2 plans. Plan A: Prioritise. Decide which jobs are more important right now. Make a list – and attack. Plan B: if plan A doesn't work, drop some jobs and focus on the rest. 

Let's go with plan A for now and hope I can manage my time and improve my quality of work better. 

Til next time!

Photo by Elxi Elvina

January 8, 2017

2017 and beyond

Happiest New Year 2017 y'all! Wishing you nothing but the best for the new year. Hope it's gonna filled with lots of opportunities, amazing chances, and of course fun adventure! 

Pretty sure the others would agree with me – 2016 gone by so fast. I wondered if I have made all the right choices / decisions in 2016. Anyways, mistakes were made, opportunities were taken or missed – I suppose everything happened for a reason. But I do wish this – I hope in 2017 annoying problems will be resolved. It is not good to keep rotten food long in the refrigerator for too long right?

One funny resolution that my boyfriend said that I should have taken into one is this – 'to stop wearing clothes like tukang satay'. I don't think I should listen right? Cus those baggy / oversized clothes are the best :P

A week has passed, how 2017 has treated you so far? For me, it's been good. This month I got featured on COSMO GIRL! January 2017 issue. Thank you COSMOGIRL! – all credit goes to my Val who took this pic when we were in Melbourne for Coldplay (and our siblings) 

I'm so excited for 2017, I'm really curious how things will go – how many new places I will travel to, how many new people I will get to meet... Let's not count the days, let's make the days count.

Seize it! Let's work hard and play hard !

October 20, 2016

skin first, make up second

So that's what I've been hanging on to for my skincare and make up routine. I'm a lazy girl, so I don't like to apply make up, but in the industry where I work – looking good is not an option. You have to look at least representable because you have to meet a lot of people from directors, clients, to your peers. So how do I work with my face usually? Since I don't wear a lot of make up and keep sticking to the no-make-up make up look, I figured I need to have a super good looking skin that people would actually think I'm wearing heavy foundation. I do believe to have a good skin is really important tho.. Per your request, here it is.. My beauty regime. Disclaimer: not sponsored, honest review, and my skin is very dry.

I wash my face twice a day– in the morning before going out of the house and at night before I go to sleep. I had a time when I have a serious skin issue, I had periorial dermatitis, it looks like acne, but it's not. One time a doctor subscribed me the wrong meds and it got even worse. Thank God my trustee ghetto doctor was so good, he got rid of it in 2 weeks time. I will tell you more about this next time. So right now I'm using Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser to wash my face, I think it's really good, you might feel a bit weird using it tho as it doesn't turn into soapy bubble when you mix it with water. It doesn't stripe the moisture off your face –you know those kind of cleanser that you feel like that your skin is tighter and sort of dry-er after you wash your face? Yes, it's not like that. Another product I love is HadaLabo Ultimate Moisturizing Face Wash
After washing my face, I do the same products for day and night. I start with either LANCOME Energie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Care or THE PIU Antioxidant Complex Booster to start and prep my skin. Notice how both products has "boosting" purpose? I think these products really good for us who have tight schedule that make our skin tired. After that, I use LANCOME Energie de Vie The Refining & Invigorating Intense Lotion or THE PIU Totarol Hydrating Serum. The LANCOME acts as a toner, THE PIU is a serum for hydrating. Right now I'm adding GLOSSIER Super Glow or Super Bouncy –depends on my skin condition. After finished with all the serums, I have 2 favorites for moisturzer– Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream and Glossier Priming Moisturizer

When I have photoshoots, wedding, events, or even when I just feel my skin needs instant hydration, I use sheetmask from Dr Jart or I use LANCOME Energie de Vie The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask. This sleeping mask is the bomb, like it's so good you won't believe it's real, the product really deliver its name. 

My base will be Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. It doesn't work as a foundation so it doesn't have a really good coverage for scars, but it's good to even out your skin tone, and I just like how it's very watery and light. I feel like I'm not wearing anything on the face everytime I put it on. After the skin tint, I do my eyebrows with TOM FORD Eyebrow Sculptor and Glossier BoyBrow. As for the eyes, I use Urban Decay Naked Palette for the shadows and Marc Jacobs Pen Eyeliner or any Japanese brand Pen Eyeliner. I trust my eyelashes to Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. Sometimes I use my lipcolors as my blush on, other times I use MAC x Proenza Schouler Blush On – or any other coral blush on. Highlighters.. either the CHANEL, MAC, or Glossier Holoscope in Topaz.

I think that's all, maybe next time I'll get into my make up if you guys want :)
Thanks for reading!