Monday, November 7, 2016

Ellips Hair Care Launching Event

So few moons ago, I was lucky enough to join the hair tribe on #EllipsTeaParty #ShineLikeStars , along with other 9 amazing bloggers.

Beberapa waktu lalu, saya mendapat 'privilege' bergabung dengan 9 amazing bloggers di Jakarta, untuk mengikuti launching produk terbaru Ellips dalam #EllipsTeaParty #ShineLikeStars event.

The afternoon was so girly and intimate. The room was all decorated in fuchsia color, and it was definitely a fun time meeting with other fashion and beauty bloggers in town, as well as receiving new insights about hair and hair treatment with Ellips' brand ambasador and beauty experts.

Acara di sore itu terasa sangat feminin dan intim dengan dekorasi yang serba pink (fuchsia), ditambah pertemuan dengan para fashion dan beauty blogger Jakarta lainnya membuat seluruh acara ini menjadi sangat menyenangkan. Seluruh undangan mendapatkan berbagai jenis tips mengenai perawatan rambut untuk beberapa macam rambut perempuan Indonesia, mulai dari pesan dan pengalaman brand ambassador Ellips (Julia Estelle) dengan rambutnya, dan juga tips dari beberapa ahli kecantikan dan hair stylist yang terundang.

I snapped a few shots of the event to share with you guys..
Kamu bisa lihat beberapa foto dan keseruan yang saya tangkap pada acara di sore itu.

Ok, now for the products they gave me. Here's my honest opinion about them.

Ok, sekarang mari kita bahas produk yang Ellips berikan pada saya. Ini adalah opini personal saya.

Unlike other girls, below and/or my age, I don't do treatment at hair salons. As I've shared with you on previous post, I'm really into natural treatment for my face, body, and of course, hair. Well besides that, I'm actually too lazy for a complex treatment in a salon which requires my time and money once or even twice a month.

Tidak seperti perempuan ibukota lainnya, saya sangatlah jarang melakukan treatment di salon. Rambut saya sangat tebal dan mengembang, ditambah dengan keriting yang tidak beraturan. Dan tidak semua salon dapat memberi treatment yang sesuai dengan saya. Selain itu, saya juga agak malas untuk pergi dan menghabiskan uang untuk treatment di salon. Meskipun demikian, saya senang membuat natural treatment untuk rambut, muka dan wajah saya dengan bahan-bahan alami (seperti yang sudah saya bagikan dengan kamu di post sebelumnya). Jadi jika ada treatment baru yang mudah dan alami di pasaran, saya sangat excited utuk mencobanya.

When I received this exclusive box from Ellips, well... I must say that I've never tried this kinda hair treatment before. So I opened the box, and gave it a try.

Ketika saya membuka kotak eksklusive ellips yang diberikan pada saya ini, well, saya bisa katakan bahwa saya belum pernah mencoba jenis perawatan rambut yang seperti ini! Tapi kemudian setelah membaca kandungan dan natural essence (pada beberapa jenis produk) yang tertera pada kemasan, maka saya segera mencobanya pada rambut saya.

Aaand holy guacamoley! They have quite a handful of varieties to meet certain hair needs.

Dan ternyata setiap varian produk ditujuan untuk merawat rambut dengan jenis dan kebutuhan tertentu! Saya hitung, ada lebih dari 10 varian untuk lebih dari 10 tipe dan jenis rambut kita.

And this is shocked me most: they have JASMINE scent hair essence!! Oh, how you should know I'm addicted to all Jasmine scent! So they have this new variant which contain Balinese essential oils. Safe to say that I use this EVERY-DAY. Even the Frangipani Balinese scent is best.

Dan ini yang sangat membuat saya sangat kaget ketika membuka box produk Ellips ini: mereka mempunyai hair treatment beraroma Jasmine!! Oh, betapa kalian tahu bahwa saya penggemar apapapun yang berhubungan dengan aroma Jasmine! Ternyata, salah satu varian terbaru dari Ellips adalah produk yang mengandung minyak esens Bali, yaitu dengan aroma bunga Jasmine dan bunga Frangipani. Saya pun juga sangat menyukai produk aroma Frangipani nya!

Scent wise, it's my ever favorite thing to be put on my hair. Really. But it doesn't last till the day ends. YET, the essence's treatment really makes my curl at its best shape. And it last till the next day! I have this super thick and puffy hair without the treatment, and this Balinese essence tames my puffiness and leave the hair shiny & smooth! You could see the difference of my hair before and after I put on the #EllipsHairCare treatment essence.

Secara aroma, ini adalah produk rambut ter-favorit saya so far. Really. Esens yang terkandung di dalam nya sangat membantu membuat rambut keriting saya lebih rapih, halus dan tidak terlalu mengembang. Dan efek ini pada rambut saya bertahan sampai ke-esokan hari nya! Kalian bisa melihat perbedaannya antara sebelum dan sesudah pemakaian #EllipsHairCare treatment essense.

before and during application

I use a drop after towel-dry my hair (after bath), and usually give another small drop when I'm going out.

Saya menggunakan satu butir Ellips sesudah mengeringkan rambut yang telah di keramas dengan handuk, dan biasanya, saya pun menambahkan penggunaan sebanyak 1 tetes sebelum pergi keluar.

hair with #EllipsHairCare

So yeah, I guess it's true that only shampoo is enough for our hair. The vitamin in shampoo usually washed away when we rinse our hair. And of a lazy bones as me, this easy hair treatment is BEST! It's a quick repair and treatment to the hair, as well as looking amazing and shining like the stars! This Balinese essence is actually my new ritual, every morning. :D

Jadi, memang benar bahwa hanya sampo tidaklah cukup untuk merawat rambut kita. Karena biasanya, vitamin-vitamin yang terkandung pada sampo akan hilang ketika kita membilas rambut pada saat keramas. Dan untuk seseorang yang tidak rajin ke salon seperti saya, hair treatment seperti ini adalah yang terbaik. Dengan cepat dan mudah kebutuhan rambut akan terpenuhi, ditambah dengan efek shiny atau berkilau nya pada rambut! Varian Balinese essense ini menjadi ritual saya hampir setiap hari. :)

Until next post, toodles-doodles!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sleeping with Plants


I want to share you something besides fashion, here in this post.

Currently I'm really in to green and healthy living. I started at the very easy thing of my life that I should change. Like, eating more steam veggies (hey I only eat veggies and eggs now since early this year!), using DIY natural face mask (will share you the recipe on next posts), and also, living near greenies.

My mom used to tell me that having plants inside our bedroom is bad for our health. I always want to decor my bed room with more greens, other than just small cactus on my table near my bed. So I went on an online research about plants and bedroom.

So my mom was wrong! Haha. There ARE some plants that's actually good to be placed in your bedroom as it is actually breath Oxygen at night (unlike most plants that breath Carbon Dioxide at night).

The plants that produce Oxygen at night are mostly desert plants, such as:


Snake plant (mother-in-law tongue)

Gerbera Daisy

Aloe Vera plant

Peace Lily

and few types of Orchids.

Me, I choose (and bought myself) a Peace Lily. The plant seller called it 'Sepatu film'. At first I thought, hey why they called them that?? Turns out, the species of this plant is named Spathiphyllum . And there you go... sepatu filem. LOL.

The best thing is, these plants are also working as air purifier! So as it works as your room detox, it also can soothe and calming your stress level, visually. You know, green as the predominant color in nature has its own calming effect to our eyes and mind.

And another great thing is, most of this desert plants, are actually needs to be watered once a week, and very low sun exposure (indirect sunlight). I usually take them out of my room every Saturday morning (until afternoon) and water them down. Only once a week. But, I do spray them a sprinkle of water on the leaves every 2 days. Just enough to keep them a bit moist.

So if you're like me, in need of more greens inside the room, and less time to water the plants daily, then these plants are the best to keep you company sleeping at night. :)

Until next post, toodles-doodles!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

It Floats (Daydream Poem)



It floats
Not yet sinking, but I have feelings this went off lost
A psychic I think I am
Closing my eyes to foresee beyond the lamp
Even though all this so called vision, is just a mad man-made delusion, trying to get through the next second of their life.
I, an example,
I see you
I see us
Ends right there at the limit of our time.

It floats
Not yet sinking, but I have feelings I want you most
A logic I think I am
Sitting between the facts and the heart to blame
The heart, who over thinks feeling, the heart who never wanted to be losing, killing every random big things that head can see
I, an instant,
I see you
I see us
Holding hands right there at the end of our life.

- Liz, july 16 -

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Making Friend With Diamonds

Few weeks ago I had a privilege of visiting Orori Indonesia, a diamond and Jewelry 

in Jakarta, which I might say, the only one thus far who keeps up with the

current digital movement by selling diamonds online in Indonesia. In matter of fact, they

are actually the first jewelry shop who goes online in Indonesia. They offer FREE shipping

with insured package, and I think the best thing about them is that you can design your

own jewelry based on your budget preferences in their DMO (Design My Own) category.

Simply click the links to find out more. Or you can tell your friend who want to propose to

his gf to check them online (coz few are quite affordable for a diamond ring).

I've never been to such company before, but what I saw there was pretty cool as they have

their own diamond and jewelries designers. Yes, I saw few people designing the shape,

cutting, and the looks of the wedding rings! It's said that they have the newest technology

to create unique pieces with 3D printing.

Well actually, all that diamonds and stuff were never really my best friend (you know, they

say that diamonds are girl's best friend). Although I'm quite a big sucker for gold color

jewelries since I was a kid. Lol. My mom used to tease me that I look like Bu Haji (as they

usually have stacks of gold bangles and necklaces on their body).

Also if you're not familiar with diamonds like me, you can read and learn from their site as

they have complete articles and guides about diamond and jewelries. They have huge

database of articles that you can learn from and get jewelries' inspirations and advices.

Anywho, so I tried some while there and these are my best picks!

Until next post, toodles-doodles!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Majority Minority

[ thrifted flare pants - KOMONO watch - unbranded top - YRU white platform ]

Consider this as if you want to know me, coz to me, you're my virtual friends, not just readers or followers. And as you've known me, I blog to share thoughts, dreams and stories, not just commercial product advises. 

Everytime I go to another country, people often come to me and ask where do I from. They see my pale yellow skin and small rounded eyes but not sure if I'm Chinese. They see the tall nose but combined with this face, they dont have a clue what I am. Well i am a mixture of a lotta races actually. First, bloodline-wise im a chinese, indonesian, dutch mix. If i was a dog, i'll be the mongrel. My grams was half dutch married to a half chinese. They spoke the language so I know a lotta dutch folk songs from them. My dad, dint get the dutch nor chinese, he got only the native part so he looks like a Filipino i might say. And my mom, is Sumatran half chinese, so she has dark skin with small eyes. Guess that makes me quarter of everything. 

Culture-wise, i was born n early-raised in a small humble city called Sleman. Then my school time start in another small city whose people speak rude Sundanese. I was raised eating Palembang food and sweet Javanese food, so I love to eat sweet spicy food. You know, if in Western some like to dip right on to the jam jar, well my dad loves to drop the sweet soy sauce right on his finger and lick it. I know, ew. 

Then i move my ass to Jakarta, where a lot of diff culture goes together. And here i am, looking ambiguously indo-chinese. Though sometimes, i still wait for people to ask me, are you Hawaiian? :p lol (well I'm kinda obsess with hawaii)

Coz if you google Hawaiian, it says it is an island where everyone is a minority. So the majority is minority. I just love the sounds of that. :)

Until next post, toodles-doodles!