Can't believe the time goes so fast! Before we go right to the resolutions, let's see what i've been going through..
January. Flood struck Jakarta for days! The dirty water came into my room and all of the bottom parts were... a bit drowned. The rain never stopped falling! I even had to drain the water from inside, and made blocks from wax to prevent whatever coming from the outside and kept my room dry then. Clothes, shoes, cats, and bats? Saved xD
February. Got my bangs cut, also the damaged roots. I've dyed it into jet black. And now i need to repeat it all again.
March. For the first in my grown up age, i was diagnosed by a contagious disease called mononucleosis infectiosa. The doctor said there was epstein barr virus in my body. In normal language, it looked like measles. For the medical treatment, i couldn't go out for three days.
April. Watching Iron Man 3. The points i got from this eccentric superhero is: relax, be smart, be rich. That's how you enjoy life LOL~
May. My online store began to harvest its income and the demands increased.
June. I just got tested by technical problems of managing online store. Bless me *angelic voice from heaven*
July. Shopping time. No, sightseeing time :-P I was taking a look to a department store and ended up by buyin a new jacket :-P Oh come on i only have just one with broken zipper in my closet!
August. I accompanied mom to visit her hometown, once a year, somewhere at West Java, for celebrating Lebaran (moslems occasional day). Miss the fresh air :/
September. Just had my first notebook, to support the needs of work and lectures. The cool thing is the color. Metalic blue :3
October. One - The first time celebrating birthday without any cake but donuts xD And then, two - i never thought i would get the outing class in this semester. I think the college should make it more, hahah.. Three - i draw the cracked skin on my face due to tribute to halloween's day :-)
November. It's been a long time for facing mid exam but i could do it. Unfortunately, the rain started to fall again. Time to save the cats.
December. The exam report has been released! Good marks made me smile for a while :D Christmas holiday was fun too. I spent the night with my boyfriend and his family ♥
Phew, overall 2013 was quite awesome. Let's see what i'll commit to.
First. Find another job. I'm sick of being unrespected by my boss and evil partners - you may say. Accounting is not easy, you old fags!
Second. Focus on business. My side business begins to take its first step to walk, like a baby. Bless me *angelic voice from heaven again*
Third. Keep writing and make some besties. You know this part la.
Fourth and another will be a very long story to be written here. Well, glad to know i'm surviving! XD Happy new year 2014, everyone. What's your resolutions?
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The story starts from three weeks ago, I was hunting an outfit with the gothy-look. I need one immediately, not necessarily full gothic, just with the dark color is okay, because I have some accessories to be matched with. To be honest, I have never ordered anything from Lip Service, Heavy Red, Demonia or even Hot Topic yet. It is because they don’t ship to Indonesia, which is identified as one of the countries with the highest carding activity in the world. Dafuq T_T I have looked at some thrift stores, but all I saw is just mainstream shirts and mini skirts.
For this reason, I searched the local online shop that provides ready-to-order outfits. I found it is named Rismakill Drama Darkcloth. The owner is Rismakill Adhelia from Bandung, but currently she’s living in Makassar.
|Click to see another dress|
I looked at her page album to see if any dress or any top was still available. The outfits are awesome and they are sold quickly! The great thing is that she makes all of them with her own hand. She designs, she sews. It’s great for those who appreciate hand-made stuff, love unique appearance, and love limited items!
A black dress has been chosen by me as she offered the details that I was looking for. It is actually a two-piece dress. It’s a good thing because I can wear the top with another skirt or wear the skirt with another shirt. The dress is made of cotton, so it absorbs the sweat well. The fabric isn’t rough, also not too smooth (of course it’s not silk lol), and it isn’t too thin. There’s elastic material at the top and waist part of the skirt. Oh, just noticed the skeletons pattern! I love skull :D
|I got the clutch for free. Thank you so much! >.<|
Here’ s the detail based on my measurement:
Size M (Asian Size)
Top Bust : Approximately 90 cm
Top Length: 57 cm
Skirt Waist: 90 and still can stretch more (mine is 83 without stretching material, different from my jeans size – you can tell the difference)
Skirt Length: 55 cm
Overall length about 112 cm
|Oh hello Skellingtons :)|
The shirt fits me so well, although the sleeve is kinda too short for me (showing my bare big arms). The skirt is bigger than size M was supposed to be XD I had to make it smaller.
I have worn it two times and washed it once. Glad to see the fabric color wasn’t fade. Overall, the dress it lovely to me. I can wear it to the semi-formal or informal party, to work, to college. The point is this dress is perfect for daily wear.
If you are interested with her masterpiece, come visit her page at Rismakill Drama Darkcloth. Don’t miss it! Thank you teteh Risma, you rock!
|At JW Marriot Hotel|
Disclamer : the product is purchased by my own money and reviewed by honest thought. It's just my way to give you an opinion in buying product that you considered to purchase. I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Rudolph, he will change his name
'cause Rudolph just sounds really lame
Now we'll call him Ragnagord
The evil reindeer overlord
His nose it shall be red no more
It will be blackened to the core
His eyes will glow an evil glow
To guide the chariot through the snow…
As you may have known, Christmas is an annual civil holiday in many world’s nations, and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. I don’t say that Christmas is only for Christians, because I welcome my mom and my brother, who are moslems to celebrate it too, and they can deal with it easily XD I have a big tolerance, underlined.
The snow hasn’t arrived yet, because there ain’t no such a snowy thing here although it’s cold since the rainy season does still exist. I can’t say, “What about wearing black so it may show the contrast with the snow?”Crap. I should have visited England. I wish I knew what snow is like.
Anyway, want something different for the Christmas time? I would like to suggest to turn on the music with a little of dark sense, of course :3 Here’s my song list:
- Nox Arcana – God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- London After Midnight – The Christmas Song
- Love Spiral Downwards – Welcome Christmas
- Within Temptation – Gothic Christmas
- Amy Lee - Sally’s Song Cover (OST The Nightmare Before Christmas) I just love it.
- Gregorian featuring Sarah Brightman – In The Moment Of Peace (Actually it has nothing to do with christmas)
Please keep in mind that some songs I have suggested above aren’t gothic at all, as I’ve told that they have dark atmosphere.
|Our Christmas tree a year ago|
We didn’t have any Christmas tree to put in our room. Well, we didn’t see any space there and there… This end of year may be busy of the clearance. About the presents? Sure, we have. Each of us will get one present. My boyfriend has gotten it before, for his birthday… plus Christmas X’D And then, the last thing I’ll do is going to the church and spend the night with my family.
What do you do on Christmas holiday? I wish you a merry Gothic Christmas!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
There are only two seasons in my country and this month is full of daily rainfall. It has been raining here in Indonesia for two or three months. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I don’t. I wish I could sleep at home when it’s raining. I hate it when there’s a sudden rain at the same time I go to college after work. Making you wet everyday when you want to go outside for your duty is not good. Imagine you are on the way to school or workplace, and suddenly comes the rain, you arrive with damp velvet boots, wets your jacket, messy make up, and freezy hair as the wind blew you over.. =_=
Fortunately, I live in tropical place so the rainy season probably won’t stay long after Chinese New Year. I couldn’t predict when the rain comes (of course, who could?) so I got easily wet for wearing no rain coat or using umbrella. I always forgot to bring one of them lol. However, I want to share some tips to keep you cool during the rain :D
One. Have at least two umbrellas and raincoat. Keep it at the side of your main door, in case you wanna go out or as a change if the one is broken, and bring the other one wherever you go. Raincoats may be more effective for motorcycle users. Put it in your bag. I choose to bring my own umbrella, or sometimes a raincoat if my boyfriend comes to drive me home.
Two. Wear coat, jacket, or sweater to keep you warm. The strong wind of a pouring rain may make you freeze. Wear it, unless you want to catch the cold or hypothermia.
Three. Footwear is important. Boots, docs, or whatever is waterproof. If you don’t want your socks or tights get wet, wear sandals. However, you need to clean your unprotected feet area. I personally prefer sandals for its effectiveness, because I have to go to college immediately at the rush hour and it takes less than 5 seconds to wear! XD
Four. Get yourself a waterproof bag, or bring a plastic bag to save your stuff safe from being soaked. It is a must to cover your laptop and your papers, especially if you are Corp Goth! :D
Five. Do not let your wet clothes pile in a basket for a long time. Wash them soon, or choose laundry service, because bad bacteria will start growing in humid areas. Fungus on your underwears and socks? Eewwww :v
Six. Make a basic ritual for a good hygiene! Take a bath twice a day. It would be great with warm water to relax your back and your blood circulation. Well, there’s no gothy soap here, so ordinary soap is okay. Clean your face, ears, neck, armpits, feet, another private areas, and your hair! Dry shampoo is a good idea for you who in a hurry. If you don’t have any time to wash it, pull your hair back into a ponytail to avoid your greasy hair touches your face, because it will cause acnes or anything you don’t want it to grow on your face. Still wanna let your hair smelly and sticky huh?
Seven. Do not turn down your appearance. Don’t be afraid when all of your black suits get wet, since it is just water! We are not cats, we are Goths.
Hope these tips may help you. Please let me know if you have any other suggestion about this. I would love to hear it J Stay dark, darklings!
Monday, December 9, 2013
I bought it about a year ago. It’s from Korean brand named Etude House J
Etude House Proof 10 Auto Pencil, like its name, it is a retractable eyeliner which is provided with sharpener. To be honest, this is my first eyeliner (I took some pictures long time ago) and I have thrown the eyeliner box somewhere hahaha XD I think pencil eyeliner is the best way for nervous newbies to try to make the simple line.
It has 5 color choices. Well, I am supposed to receive the black one when I have ordered the right color, but I realized it was purple. The code color is PP501. Disappointed? No, it was my bad for not checking the package box. I regretted it, I want the black one. *craving* I couldn’t take any clear picture about the information given on the box because the words were the way very small. Let the evidences talk.
(Etude House Proof 10 Auto Pencil claimed that it’s perfect for smoky eye look and long lasting.) I opened the cap – the package is classic and simple and travel friendly. I drew the single line on my hand to see the texture. The purple is rather dark, but it takes several times to get the true color. I hope it doesn’t happen to another color. Not too creamy, but soft enough to be applied on your eyelid. Don’t twist it out too much and don’t rotate it hard to sharpener! The liner will be broken into small parts. Yeah I did it once with barbar style ._.
|No need to buy sharpener anymore :3|
And then, I like this eyeliner because I wear it almost every day, when the rain or my sweat falls on my eye area, it didn’t smudge around even when I rubbed it by my bare hand to clean the raindrop or sweat. The purple is also dark, almost look like black with 2 or 3 layers. It also stays for 4-5 hours without retouch, because i'm too lazy to do it. However, it was easy to be removed with eye makeup remover, or EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil). Even though my skin type is oily, my eyes are drier, so the result may be different to another eye J
|I hope you ignore that messy eyebrow XD|
|How it looks on my eyes|
Remember not to put it on your lower eyelid too much. I’ve said it is soft, but hard enough for the waterline. The color will be like smudged out and you may hurt your eye because it only takes less than 5 minutes to dry (results may be different to your eyes). Kajal or kohl eyeliner is the great choice to do the waterline, since they are really creamy and softer. Trust me.
|How the real color looks like with camera flash|
One thing in my objection is: GLITTER. I don’t know about the other color but I think this purple one is too shiny. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of sparkling things (Except the vampire, underlined. Come on, sparkling blood sucker isn't that bad). I prefer the matte one!
- Comes with sharpener
- The price can save your wallet lol
- The expired date is 36 months after you open the cap
- The size is travel friendly
- Long lasting for 5 hours on my eyelid (results may vary!)
- Dry fast (results may vary)
- I think some colors have glitters (subjective thought)
- Not good enough for lining the lower eyelid
Etude House Eyeliner Proof 10 Auto Pencil may be suitable for:
- People who are looking for a friendly budget
- People with sensitive eyes (it is formulated with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E)
- People who are newbies. Happy trying btw :3
Rate: 4.5 of 5 stars
Posibility to repurchase: I’m just going to buy the really black one after I’ve run out of this :p
Where to buy:
The price is such a good deal – only LESS than IDR 100.000 (USD 10)! You can find it at the Etude House store if you live in Asia. Kalau tempatnya jauh dari jangkauan dan berminat dengan eyeliner ini, bisa klik di sini atau email saya ke email@example.com atau di email box yang sudah disediakan di samping artikel ini J
Have you tried this eyeliner? Or any other eyeliner from Etude House? J
Disclamer : the product is purchased by my own money and reviewed by honest thought. It's just my way to give you an opinion in buying product that you considered to purchase. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.