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20.7.16

Swimwear Special





Okay, first things first... I got an eye infection a week ago and i really felt like "destiny" the whale shark from finding dory that day. Everything is just too blurry but somehow i could feel a little bit grateful not because i could have the excuse to abuse my uber apps but because it felt as if i lived in a painting for the first two days. Speaking about firsts this post is my first swimsuit post, yeay! Embracing my single and happy life to the fullest. I used to feel super insecure about my body, but i realized as long as i'm happy and healthy why should i care?
I'm never the skinniest, or the prettiest and i'm not one of those charming girls who could attract other people by their aura or personas. I'm just the tallest and the most awkward creature in the room, sometimes i wanna know how does it feel to be charming as hell. How could people love you at the first sight, what's the secret really? Some said practice makes perfect, some prefer to fake it til you make it. But is it just the smile? A beautiful face or maybe they're born that way?
It's midnight here in Jakarta, oh yessss, have i told you that i'm moving to Jakarta for good? I'm  so so sorry if i haven't write anything about my personal life in my posts. 2016 is definitely the year of change and change is good right? How are you bloggers? How's your 2016 so far?
Mine will be better than ever for sure! I even pick a shocking pink swimsuit come on! I rarely use colors other than black, white, grey and beige but hey, never say never right? My color palette changes according to my hair color most of the time. What do you think of pink? Will you wear this swimsuit? It's only $16 and it'll make you look leaner and sexier for sure.... So what are you waiting for? BUY IT HERE.... an tag me if you're wearing the same suit like mine!

Photographed by Sonia Eryka
Swimsuit by Shein 

5.7.16

Garden of Hearts + Instagram Giveaway #CK25KGIVEAWAY












One day I'll look at you from afar
and I'll be happy for you 
There will be no burden
No tears, no heartache
Cause between the trees and roses
The sunshine and the moon
The summer breeze and melodies
In the garden of hearts 
There I'll set you free
My heart will finally just for me
One day I'll look at you from afar.... 

Finally a proper blogpost! Thank you so much for all of you who still read my pouring heart session for days months and years. We've been through a lot huh? But today, this will not be a sad post. This will be a happy one! I'm grateful to be here, to be your long lost virtual sister. To help you go through your doubts, fears and to share my thoughts about dreams and memories. 
I bought the same bag and earring just for you! I felt that you always give me all the loves and support and i can't believe there are 25K people who think that my instagram is cool enough and inspiring enough to be followed. Thank you thank you thank you..... Follow my instagram and win the mini giveaway HERE!! xoxo



Giveaway: 1 birdy bag and a pair of marble earrings that i bought in Milan... 


 

17.6.16

One Brand Makeup Tutorial x MakeOver ID



For those who always complain cause the brand that i use are all European high end brands... Here it is my answer to your requests! One Brand Makeup Tutorial with MakeOver Indonesia. I really really really love their eye palettes and I've been using it religiously for these past few months since i went back to Jakarta and got a chance to choose all of the products that i love: btw Here are the products that i use:

- Hydration Serum
- Ultra Cover Liquid Matt Foundation no.01 in ochre
- Silky Smooth Translucent Powder no. 01 in porcelain 
- Trivia Eyeshadow: Love At First Sight, Emperor Brown, Enchanting Nude Spell
- Liquid Eyeliner
- Ultimate Lash Mascara
- Camouflage Cream Face Concealer
- Professional Highlight and Contour Palette 
- Shimmering Powder in Christalis 
- Blush On no.9 Summer twist 
- Ultra Hi-Matte Lipstick no.16 Silhouette, no.12 Envy

I'm still contemplating if i need to do a mega Makeover giveaway or not? What do you think? Btw if you can't buy all of them(what a shame) i highly recommend you to but the trivia eye shadow in love at first sight, the shimmering powder, blush on and the ultra Hi Matte lipstick for sure!! I hope the responds to the video will be as sweet as it could be and i hope you'll have a romantic night ladies.... 

This post is sponsored by MakeOver Indonesia

8.6.16

Happy Ending(s) with IX Timeless Care Vitalizing Serum

A trip, a good song, the taste of high quality milk chocolate praline... All good things must come to an end, but we could decide for ourselves whether we want it to be a happy ending and vice versa. There's always a familiar heartache when it comes to an end, esp when wonderful things happened and it's like dejavu , in a blink of an eye everything's changing, but sometimes i just can't wait to see the beautiful ending, the silver lining and of course when it comes to my mermaid hair, it needs to be as happy from the beginning to the end.
For those who watched my VLOG and keep asking which product and how to maintain my crazy hair esp when i travel. Here it is, IX Timeless Care Vitalizing Serum . 
I gather your questions and answer them down below...
Why do i love this serum so much?
I use it for two months already and my hair color stays, my hair is super soft, shiny and stronger than ever!
When i use the serum?
Everyday before i brush/style my hair, after i wash my hair when my hair is wet, when my hair is half dry, and after i dry my hair. wait a sec... I even use this liquid gold in my hair spa routine, i mix the serum with my hair spa once a week.
How many pumps/use?
For my midi hair 2 pumps only , 1 for the right and 1 for the left side.
Will my scalp be greasy if i use the serum often?
Use it responsibly, don't smear your hair roots with the serum, focus on the ends and swipe the excess oil towards the mid section of your hair. Just use the serum once a day. A little pump goes a long way.
Is the packaging travel friendly?
They have a pretty secure lock system but i recommend you to put the serum on a small plastic bag cause there might be a little leaky leaky action but you can bring the serum in your cabin bag and you're good to go.
Where can i buy the serum? 
At Innovative Xalon studio Jl Melawai X no. M9 (nearby blok M square)
AND the price?
IDR42500 only!
Is this your honest review?
Of course!! I will never risk my hair for money and i already use 1/4 of the bottle + you can watch my vlog and see it by yourselves. Sharing is caring! Hope i answer all of the important questions. 

 Photographed by Agung Kurniawan


5.6.16

Mirrors of Prada




As dreamy as it can be, i have no pictures left to convince you how amazing Fondazione Prada in Milan was, cause i deleted all photos and videos by accident. My clumsiness is boundless i know. But here are some of my long lost treasure from my quick visit to Fondazione Prada. The experience was unforgettable and when i saw this mirror i knew i need to say hi to an old friend of mine, my own reflection, my alter ego,  me from the other side whom i often wish could change places with me. My reflection always shows a confident young woman with no bullsh*t attitude. Powerful, long legs covered in all black err thang outfit. But in reality i'm super awkward and tend to do super duper clumsy things. My reflection shows through the lens but at least both of us are the hopelessly romantic woman who knows what they want.
So with Jumpsuit from Sho Style and a pair of Bottega Venetta velvet heels, dear mirror of Prada, who's the fairest of them all??




Photographed by Claradevi Handriatmadja
Jumpsuit: Sho.style
Heels: Bottega Veneta,
Bag: Chloe

31.5.16

Good Things Take Time











Whether it's a piece of macarons, an A+ scored exam , a long lasting relationship or a couture dresses; good things take time indeed. It took me months to finish this dress, i sincerely and truly apologize to Romi my friend and the owner of designer's wonderland Romitex.  I have a lot of reasons but i like to keep all the bad things in my life for myself and let's just only talk about the good things.
Sometimes you just need to put yourself together and deal with the real life chaos. I spend a lot of time waiting, compromising and last but not least fighting for what i want. My expectations towards life are sometimes too high to be reach and to positive to be true. I confessed that my ambition is boundless but sometimes i have too much things to chew and end up choking myself up.
The beauty of life as a human being is that we could bend and not break, killed and survive , hurt but we could also heal or broke down as we wish. Just like the old sayings, "the same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg". It's about what you're made of not the circumstances.
As the middle child i fight for the love i thought i deserve, in my mind if i work hard and wait long enough, good things will come eventually. But believe me you , my world is completely different in this very seconds than the same time a year ago. I can't thank my close friends and new found best friends enough for all the hugs, supports and most of all thank you for the truth.
Truth to be told eventhough i projected positive vibes, chillness and can't stop asking you to be kind to each other. My life is less than perfect( i know i know be grateful please cindy), i turned 24 this year and oh Lord Jesus i thought 24 years of life is enough.
But i realized that good things do take time, it also take time to be a good person. To be a whole human being, to be the best version of you. We're like wine, the more we aged the better, the only difference is for me age is just a virtue. The longer you live the more you learn about all sorts of things and i choose to be kind, always. Cause it takes a lot of effort to hate somebody and it's easier to be in the brighter side of life. If you have the biggest problem in your life right now, just wait and choose to be better not bitter. Good things take time good people...


Photographed by Donald Aditya
MUA: Anselia Sebastian
Dress designed by Cindy Karmoko fabric by Romitex
special thanks to Ayu Ananto and Anselia Sebastian

25.5.16

New Vision








Oh boy, here we go again. Cindy you gotta get yourself together girl! Hello world, hello internet, hello digital babes! I can't stop saying hello to everything after i saw the movie "Room" in case you haven't seen the movie yet. It was so beautiful, heartbreaking and eye-opening at the same time. Sometimes if you boxed yourself in a small room full of everything that you thought you need and want. You'll have a blunt vision of what your life is all about or who you are as a person. You boxed yourself in your secret dark room full of nothing and someday you'll realize that your life is passing by right in front of your eyes, there will be nothing left but regret. You were to blind to see, you trust the wrong person, you're too afraid to jump to the other side, you're not you anymore.
In reality as much as you want some things to stay the same, my old imaginary friend Corinne Bailey Ray said " The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same, don't you hesitate "  and i believe in her. In order to stay the same, in order to stay sane you need to change some parts or even a big part of your life in order to survive this big and crazy world.
Just like the broken fashion industry where all the creative directors were threw in and out in every seasons.  All big brands need a new vision to stay relevant,survive and prosper cause repetition kills. I learn it the hard way that if i repeat my bad habits all day everyday for a year or so, I lose the greatest thing I've had in life. I lost many opportunities, partner and ultimately i lose all of my hardwork for these past few years. I even lose myself cause when i realize that i was wrong and need to change. It's all too late. Don't repeat the same mistakes I've made guys. Believe me you, it hurts like hell and you'll stay there for awhile cause it takes time to heal, to reboot and reformat yourself.
All you need is a new vision and a well planned strategy, plan the risk you wanna take and warm yourself up before you jump. That's what grown ups do or at least the successful ones.
 I decided to jump out of my comfort zone, I finally dyed my hair green and blue after all the minimal aesthetic style i maintain these past year. It feels great and liberating, i decided to care less of what people think of me, my personal life and i choose to stay on the bright side, to stay positive and eliminate my bad habits and energy. I learn to step back from a chaotic situation, take a deep breath and ask myself, is this what i want? Is my heart okay with this? Do i need to fight right now? Will the situation changed if i keep fighting? Should i take sometime to re-evaluate everything? Sometimes to admit your defeat is a better option than to fight blatantly , my last advice is... Don't try to fix things alone, at least i need a fortune cookie to figure this out. "You'll get the help if you ask for one", sometimes you need to realize that us as human beings need one another to survive in the jungle. You need someone you could trust, not everyone though... Just a group of people you could trust, if you're lucky enough like i do, they'll help you cause they've been through the same situations in their lives. If not, don't hesitate to ask for help. Find people who are neutral, honest, kind and good. You'll end up digging a deeper whole if you ask the wrong and negative people just so you know. Keep private things private, just focus on one problem without being negative or mean. Be truthful, admit your mistakes and some of your friends will even point out your mistakes. Don't be defensive, you f*ucked up so you need to go through the consequences, you need to re-format your life. With a help or two you'll learn how to code yourself together and start your life with a new vision, same brand, same heart just a new vision. That's it for now i'm signing off... Have a blessed life people and you.... yes you if you read this i hope you'll have a happy, peaceful, prosper life full of kindness.


Photographed by Claradevi a.k.a lucedaleco

Top: Aesthetic Pleasure
Pants: Zhettova
Shoes& Blazer : Zara
Bag: Chloe Faye Bag #Chloegirls
Sunnies: Carrera