Spring? What Spring?

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Topshop coat | &Other Stories culottes | &Other Stories boots

As I upload these pictures for this post, I’ve just realised how accurate this outfit is as a representation of the weather in London these past few days – a little bit of spring, a little bit of flowers blooming, but still overall really dark and cold. I mean, we all get a bit too excited when we see the sun, don’t we? In reality, it’s still cold as hell.

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Now… I have to admit. I am in a bit of a style rut. I am basically bored of all the clothes I have in my wardrobe. I only wear a handful of things, and trust me when I say I have an absolute shitload of clothes. The top that I’m wearing here is an old one, and this is my attempt in trying to make use of my wardrobe and not just wear the same polo neck jumper every single day. Can’t help it though. It’s really freaking cold in London! And since I come from a tropical country, my clothes are mostly really thin.

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My hair is also getting quite long. Which is why on that day, I was actually going to Blue Tit in Dalston to chop it even shorter! I am still not too sure how I feel about the cut. I mean, I think it’s actually exactly what I wanted, but I’m questioning whether the length/style is suitable for me. It might be a little too short to suit me. Sorry for being a little tease and not actually posting a picture of it here. I guess you’ll have to stay tuned til next week’s post to see it!

P.S. I hope you will excuse my photographer’s skill in …photography. Lol. He’s working on it 😉

Unwinter-like Winter + Update

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&Other Stories jacket | Zara jumper | American Apparel disco pants |
Converse shoes | Urban Outfitters bag

Oh God, here I go again. Haven’t posted in ages. To be completely honest with you I was in constant debate whether to move my blog to Blogger or not. I just feel a bit more comfortable there and feel like I can gain more readers somehow. I thought it was easier here in WordPress but it’s still much more passive than I thought.

And yes, I did cut my hair short! I finally took the plunge and decided to go to Hershesons and just get a(n unbelievably expensive) haircut (I am from Indonesia so haircuts in the UK seem freaking costly to me). Leaving the salon, I was very happy with my hair, but after a few days I just wasn’t sure about how it looks when I style it myself. I did try and curl it earlier today and I love the way it looks! Though the front bits are a bit too long :\

GOING BACK TO THE ACTUAL OUTFIT POST…
I wore my favourite &Other Stories bomber jacket which I am so very glad I got in the sales a few months ago. It’s honestly sooo warm. When everyone else is freezing their arses off, I was perfectly fine in that jacket. Definitely get your hands on it!

I like to mix textures to create different ‘vibes’ with my outfits. By pairing it with a knitted jumper, I think it just tones the disco-ness of it and makes it look more laid-back. Also wore my cool new Converse that my boyfriend got me for Christmas to add a bit of colour to my otherwise black outfit.

Spring Lookbook

The initial plan was to upload this early May, when Spring has just sprung and the weather is actually a bit colder (hence the slightly warmer clothes). It’s really quite hard to get people to film me ((un)fortunately my friends are hermit crabs and it’s so freaking hard to get them out of their HOME) so that’s why there is a one-month delay.

Anyway, in this lookbook, I featured four outfits, hopefully to inspire you on what to wear for what’s left of spring. I personally think spring is quite an awkward season, but it is my favourite. I feel like I always don’t know what to wear (well this happens no matter what season lol) because in the afternoon it’s kinda hot and in the evening it’s freezing. So it’s too hot to wear a jacket in the afternoon, but if you plan to be outside for the whole day, well, you’re kinda doomed without an outerwear. One thing all the outfits in this lookbook have in common are the lightweight outerwear and bottoms. I think they are key to keep yourself looking stylish but also fit for the weather.

I hope you enjoy this lookbook and let me know what you think down in the comments, and I’ll see you in my next one! 😉

Pink/Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial

So here’s my first ever makeup tutorial. I’ve always wanted to make one ever since I first started watching makeup tutorials because they seem sooo fun! So here is mine 🙂

It’s a glittery pink/purple toned eye makeup look. I think it would be great for a birthday dinner or if you’re just bored with using neutral colours on your lids. Here’s a subtle little twist to it!

Beautycon London ’15!

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So a few days ago, my friend Chitra and I went to the first ever Beautycon in the UK! I don’t really know how to properly explain this event but it’s basically a beauty convention, just like the name. There are panels featuring a lot of YouTubers, stalls of beauty brands and you get to meet your favourite YouTubers in the meet & greet as well. It was sooo nice to finally meet the girls that had been a part of my daily routine for quite a while now. I usually see them behind my computer screen but being able to physically hug them and talk to them (even for a bit) felt quite unreal! I didn’t talk to them as much as I wanted to because I was being a chicken, as usual, but you know, at least I got to meet them and share the luv!

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The first thing that was happening in the event was the meet & greet with Estee Lalonde, I was so excited to meet her but we were a bit late (of course). When we came in there was already a huuuge queue for her meet & greet. We waited for a good half an hour or probably even more. I was guessing a lot of people chatted with her for quite a long time by the time we queued up, and halfway through queueing the line went a bit faster, probably because time is running out. Enough with the chitter chatter, it was slowly my turn and I was hella nervous because I didn’t know what to talk about with her with such a short amount of time. I walked up to her and we said hi and hugged, Estee immediately said, “oh my god your outfit is on point!” and my whole day was honestly made. It’s only been an hour! We took a picture and she complimented my outfit yet again! I was kinda freaking out so I was like “oh my god thank you so much omg” and she was probably freaked out but ya know! We didn’t get to chat because she said there’s only 10 minutes left and the queue is literally still sooo long. So we parted our ways with Estee.

We then walked around and watched a few panels, browsed around, getting some free goodies from the stands (got a free mini Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and a free NYX product!) and seeing a few smaller YouTubers walking by. I really regret not talking to them. Beautycon is also about meeting people who share the same interests as you and I kinda just wasted that part of it. I’ve learned my lesson though and will not do that again in the next one!

Chitra and I then queued up to meet Amelia Liana and Claire Marshall (heyclaire). Although I looove Amelia, I’ve met her before so I was ecstatic to finally meet Claire! The queue wasn’t as long as Estee’s because we were quite quick in the queue. It was our turn and Amelia looked a bit happy but puzzled at the same time as she greets us. She then said to me, “have we met before…?” and yes Amelia, we have!!! I was so surprised that she remembered me, I did not expect that at all. After hugging Claire, she also complimented my outfit. So my outfit that day is officially an EssieButton-and-Claire-Marshall-approved outfit! After taking a picture, that was kinda it. I was so nervous I literally couldn’t form words properly and kinda just said goodbye a short while after that. WHY DID I DO THAT?!?!

After that we saw a couple of panels, one of which was by Sarocha, a smaller vlogger, talking about how to set up your own channel and all of that good stuff. So in conclusion… I went to Beautycon just to meet my favourite people lol it was still good fun though! Just wish I maximised my time and opportunity there a lot more.

April Favourites!

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I am backkkk after finishing all my final projects of this academic year!

This is my first ever favourites video and I am very excited because I’ve watched hundreds of them and I somehow get jealous of the people who just talk about their favourite things :p so here’s mine! If you want to find out a great mascara combination for false looking lashes (without the waiting-for-the-glue-to-get-tacky fuss) then check this video out 😉

I rambled quite a lot in this video and this is the condensed version. I got rid of a few items because it was getting too long. When I was filming this I keep on thinking of things that I want to talk about, because I just thought the video was gonna be too short. I was wrong.

Featuring:
Diorskin Star Foundation
Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara
Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in Mood Exposure
L’Oreal #TXT Wave Creating Spray
Adidas Gazelle
Teapigs Liquorice and Peppermint tea
Years & Years

Spring has sprung!

The weather is FINALLY getting friendly with Britain! It’s not just the sun that we still meet sometimes in the odd winter’s day, this time the weather is getting much hotter, although still with the occasional breeze. The flowers have bloomed, the leaves are starting to grow on trees, everyone’s mood just seems so much brighter! Spring is definitely my favourite season. We can finally wear less layers!! Oh, and how can I forget the sunglasses? :p

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Topshop denim jacket | Topshop crop top | Urban Outfitters trousers
Adidas Gazelle | Kenzo Kalifornia Bag | LeSpecs Sunglasses

Before you make assumptions – yes, those are trousers, not a skirt 🙂

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I don’t even have anymore excuses to explain why it took me two years to finally finish this video. I guess I gotta admit that I forgot that I had to work on this video, and was too lazy to continue. Since I made a channel, I thought it would be a great time and opportunity to finally publish this video.

My friend, Heidy, came to me for help with her scholarship programme entry for BA fashion marketing in Paris, of course I was more than happy to help! She created the overall concept of the project and I helped her execute the ideas into a video. I have to be honest, I don’t really remember what the task was, but she had to pick a highstreet fashion brand and simply market the brand (I think). She chose Pull & Bear for this and through this video, we wanted to show how versatile this clothing line is. You won’t find just one style. It can be edgy, it can be playful, and it can be a bit bohemian.

Tell me what you think of the video! I’m personally really proud of it somehow 🙂

Another day in the park.

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Zara coat | Uniqlo jumper | (X)SML necklace | H&M necklace | ASOS jeans | Topshop boots

I like spending my time in parks. I find it really relaxing, especially when the park has a beautiful view. My favourite park so far is still Primrose Hill (can you consider this as a park?) but this time I went to Greenwich Park with Tara. It was very grey and gloomy, though. Did not expect it to be THIS grey. But what can you do? That’s British weather for you!

Writing about this post, I just realised something – I don’t dress according to the season. First of all, this was taken when it was still quite cold, hence the jumper and the coat. When you look at this picture, you would probably think this was taken in November because it’s a very autumnal look, this one. Even though it’s supposed to be a transition time to spring. But that’s just me – I don’t really mind about dressing according to the season. I mean obviously I would wear less clothes in summer and more in winter. What I meant is that I don’t care about colours and all that. People seem to think that when it’s spring, you’re supposed to wear brighter colours or pastel colours, and there’s no more of that burgundy and khaki colours anywhere on your body. Aaaaanyway… I’m not trying to be snobby, I just realised something that’s all! Haha. We all have our own views on everything 🙂

From now on I will try to actually link the things I am wearing as well. As long as they’re still available online.

New Channel, New Beginnings

If you’ve been reading my blog somehow, you know I was in years of constant debate with myself whether I should create a YouTube channel or not. Look, ma! I did it!

This is just an introduction video where I invite you round for a cup of tea and chat a bit about my channel and its background. If you really MUST know now, I will post fashion and beauty videos. I won’t just post lookbooks, I will also give you tips and advice (if you will) on fashion! I might also post some cinematographic stuff because that’s also what I like.

Please go on and subscribe to my channel because I have a pretty cool video coming up next week, if I do say so myself. 😉 I’d really, really, genuinely appreciate it.