June 19, 2017

Gaston Luga: Stylish Swedish Designed Lifestyle Backpacks

This backpack is truly the outcome of good marriage between style and quality.


When this brand come around in my radar, I picked Praper model in Olive & Black.
This model particularly dominant, come with simplistic and elegant design that will look good in any situation. Be it your Monday-friday daily activities or weekend vibes with friends.


The stylish and durable combination caught my interest in the first place! and because of this perfect combination, Gaston Luga backpack made it through to my daily essentials! Having fashion retail background in my pocket, I become selective on certain stuff. My partner said I'm picky, maybe it's true - but hey, I guess everyone have different style and preference, right? As for me, I like something that come with good design vibe, stylish and non-mainstream. Gaston Luga backpack fit all the boxes and that's why I'm loving it.


I'm so amazed on how Gaston Luga understand what nowadays customer wants from backpacks design, which is something elegant with simple and functional details and definitely not heavy padded shoulder strip that reminds us for first day of the school. You know what I mean. :)


Gaston Luga Backpack comes with few key features that worth mentioning!
The strong hooks will keep valuables secure when just in case (u know) we are running for next train or flight (this will be me)and the adjustable metal hook with four levels to suit my travel requirements because yep, I am that kind of traveler that have jackets, books, phone, laptop, etc etc inside my traveling bag.



Gaston Luga backpack also equipped with passport & ticket pocket and metallic feet.


Like seriously, what not to love from highly durable canvas material that comes with 13" laptop sleeve, passport & ticket locket, adjustable shoulder straps and affordable price tag!!

But but but..the best of all is the DISCOUNT CODE! Woohoooo!!
Quoteeldiona15 " in their website when you are making purchase. With this awesome discount code you will instantly get 15% off, free shipping and 20% off as tax rebate (from non-EU country). How awesome is this!


If you'd like to purchase the same like mine, go to GASTON LUGA website and enjoy the discount code.


Disclaimer: Product received for review purpose and I receive no monetary compensation from the brand. Opinion and images stated in this blog is purely mine.

May 10, 2017

Sudio Sweden Vasa Blå: Premium & Stylish Wireless Earphone

I love being in my 30’s more than my 20’s. One of the main reason is because I have the freedom that I always wanted. I am financially more comfortable with good job and soon, I’m going to land my dream job to work behind the scene in fashion industry. It took me a good 9 years to be where I am right now and I’m glad it’s heading to a right direction.
Freedom, fashion and fun are my life motto – I enjoy having options and pick the one that makes me feel most alive, keep pursuing and finding my own definition of fashion while having a full fun in every part of it! I’m so glad to be able to live in this way again after series of depression cloud I was in – separate post on this one. But hey, great to be back.


To celebrate this special occasion, my partner and close friends took 7 days’ road trip to the southern part of New Zealand’s North Island to unwind, unplugged from our busy world and having peaceful retreat. I packed my comfortable t-shirt, few pairs of jeans, leather jacket, heels free shoes, my favourite coffee mug, Sudio Sweden Vasa Blå wireless earphone and off I went, literally hit the road with just that. Oh, and with my makeup bag, of course.
Do you know what is one of the best moment in road trip for me? It’s the moment where you have your favourite songs in studio quality wireless earphone, a cup of double shot mocha in your hand and sunrise right over the horizon as the car cruising over beautiful New Zealand scenery. It's magical.

I’m so beyond pleased to have my Sudio Sweden Vasa Blå wireless earphone with me on this trip and years to come in the future. First of all, having mobile studio quality sound wireless earphone wherever you go is taking the game into the next level. For a weird reason, it gives me the same element of freedom that I'm always into. I don't have to worry on the tangle cable that connects the phone to music, I don't have to deal with the sudden "Oh shit!" and put the plug back to my ear. None of that.


Plus, an elegant design and 8 hours of freedom without having to charge everytime – how’s that sounds? All you need to do is pair them up with your phone and take calls with built in microphone and you can control your phone with the remote. Sudio Sweden Vasa Blå compatible with the latest iphone 7 and all other Bluetooth devices, this is what I’m talking about when it comes to compatibility. This earphone has become my daily essentials.

Not to forget the stylish side of this earphone, like omg – rose gold on white? Yes, please! I picked this colour as it represents my style the most, I ALWAYS go with neutral colour and top it up with little bling. If colours is your cup of tea, you will still love this collection as it comes with blue, pink and the Instagram worthy colour, black.

When you get your Sudio Sweden Vasa Blå package, expect a whole experience of smart and stylish packaging that comes in minimalist box that includes Vasa Blå earphones with 4 pairs of extra sleeves, owner’s manual & quality assurance card, genuine leather carrying case, metal clip, charging cable and battery.



That’s not all, you can get 15% off promo code using “Pinkbuble15” + additional 20% instant tax rebate, free shipping to Singapore and get free limited edition marble phone case (available for iphone 6, iPhone 6+, iphone 7, iphone 7+, Samsung s6 and s7.

So go and grab yours!

February 26, 2017

Travel story in Queenstown




We've been back to Queenstown for 5 times in the past 8 years, and that is because we love this city that much. I wish I am financially able to be in this city at least once a year to enjoy my $4 coffee with million dollar view. Nonetheless, I am happy that I always have a chance to go back and this time round with friends and Mom.

This is me, bundle up in 3 layers of winter clothes to keep me warm in the middle of New Zealand winter. It's bearable...not! I really need those layers to survive my days there, but don't get me wrong because...

Winter in Queenstown is my no 1 reason I LOVE Queenstown. 

Snow. That's because of the snow.
Mountain covered with Snow + Foggy morning = Magical.
The hotel we stayed in has a gorgeous snow mountain view and surrounded by beautiful lake. It was so stunning, and having that view every morning while doing my make up was one absolute blessing.



I feel tremendously blessed with the chance to bring my mom to this stunning city, and I wish to have more chances to show her the beauty of New Zealand. 

- switch to Indonesian -

Nyokap pas dibawa kemari, langsung oohhh aaaahhh dan ga berenti berenti moto dong. Ambil hape keluar photo photo, ga puas dia kuarin ipad en poto poto pake ipad juga. Alamak, pas ditanya..ngapain ma poto pake ipad, jawabnya " biar potonya gede keliatannya" - ya eyalah ya mak, pake tivi sekalian dipoto biar bisa 42 inch. lol. Tapi rasanya seneng banget yah, kalo ngeliat mak mak happy, mood nya langsung cerah bener - dan bisa mendadak berobah jadi jutek lagi kl muka ga cakep hasilnya di poto. :)




Ini entong ku yang hobi bener selfie an, niru daddy nya ni pasti.
Kita happy bisa bawa dia jalan jalan bareng walopun dia baru 2 taon, dan banyak yang bilang buat apa dibawa toh juga dia ga inget. Tapi buat kita, we did this not for him - but for us. Kita mau build memories sama dia, urusan dia inget apa kaga, ya terserah dia..tapi yang pasti gw inget how happy he was pas maen sama temennya, maen ludge bareng gw, or even cuman maen kayu nemu di pinggir danau.



Dan oh, kalo pas mampir ke Queenstown, mampir deh ke Amishfield.
The food is AMAZING! Order the salmon with Pistachio and Manuka Honey something. This is the bomb, and this change my life! LOL - I can never eat "average" salmon serving anymore because I keep saying "nothing taste like the one in Amisfield." You've been warned.

The restaurant serve fine dining type with plenty of complementary entree.

This is that bloody GOOD salmon I ever tasted in my life.


'Till the next travel story :)


February 25, 2017

K-Beauty review - CLIO Kill Cover

My February K-beauty picks! 

Gonna be quick on this one!
K-beauty is surely taking the globe by storm on a strong and serious influence of anything dewy, natural looking face and lips gradation. I mean, what not to love -  look at those dewy face and youthful skin? I, myself is k-beauty lover and I just can't understand why it is so hard not to look at k-beauty trend, especially those silky dewy not over the top complexion they have! It's.That. Hard.

Anyway, am start exploring the K-brand BB cushion range and landed on this " Clio " brand. I have tried their product on sponsored post years back, and omg - they keep coming back with awesome products. 

This time round, it's their so called "Kill Cover" BB Cushion.


I'm using shade no 3 - Linen. My skin is NC 25 on MAC and this suit the shade just nice. But I do feel like, this BB cushion is not going to suit olive or darker skin tone. It has a high glow in pale beige undertone. Definitely suits Asian skin tone and maybe any skin tone between NC 15 - NC 30?


The texture is HIGHLY PIGMENTED - A little goes a long way -
It's easy to blend on moisturised skin, just remember to prep up your skin before applying this BB cushion. I applied my 10 Korean Skincare steps and it works wonder.


The Con:

In the humid weather, this cushion could be pretty tricky - it takes quite a bit of time to dry up.
I would say this is quite a down side for this product, because clearly I would want that dewy effect to stay without the initial stickiness, but i have 10 mins in the morning to do my face and i don't have that bloody time to fan my face dry.


I supposed you can seal this with loose powder, but I don't like the effect with a coat of loose powder.
So, I normally - apply everything at home, drive to the office and final touch up my face in office bathroom. This solve my problem :)


Will I re-purchase this? DEFINITELY!
NZD 45 comes with a refill sounds very reasonable for me. 

Anyhoo, gotta go and will be back for more beauty story :)
And oh, my pic here is with the BB cushion! 


December 29, 2016

Beautiful December

Falalalala..Lalalalaa...
Merry Christmas and Happy New year everyone!
Selamat natal dan tahun baru for all readers in Indonesia and Singapore!
Thank you for always supporting me. Am so grateful for all kind words and ever going support from you guys. I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year ahead!

There will be no resolution this year, as I have come to make peace with myself that I can never hit my resolution goal that I set years ago, which was losing weight. My weight scale hitting the highest ever in my non pregnant stage. So, I am feeling depress now. LOL!


A little update on us, we spent our 2nd Christmas since our moving to New Zealand - and I start feeling like home. It's definitely a different kind of life, but it's not too bad. 2016 is a good year for us as family. Heaps of up and down, cry a lot and laugh too much! LOL. But all in all, we are grateful that we have friends that treat us like family.

Little Ethan had lotsa fun decorating the tree, and literally putting pretty much most of the ornaments at the bottom of the tree, because ornaments need to "hang". He's been singing Jingle Bell in a very weird wording, and everyday, he is eye-ing for those candies under the tree.

- Am going to write in Bahasa Indonesia for my readers in Indonesia. -
Cepet banget yah, udah akhir taon lagi! Kita bakalan bikin little BBQ di rumah buat Christmas and bakalan nangkep kepiting lagi pas taon baru. Semoga cuaca bagus. Ini harusnya summer di Auckland sekarang, tapi kok ya masi anginan, 18 derajat, en suka ujan pula. Repot banget kuar masukin jemuran - nasib mak mak banget yah? hahaha.

Gw berasa super sibuk banget December ini, mulai dari daycare party nya Ethan, potong rambut, rapi rapi rumah, siapin menu Xmas dinner, beli beli kado yang bujubuneng disini adatnya rame bener kalo Christmas! And taon ini gw dapet beautiful gift dr direct manager gw.. - so sweet ya -

and to close my 2016 blog post..I just want to say have a safe New Year, do not drink and drive - and let us all have exciting 2017!

December 20, 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas with Michael Hill

Christmas week is here and omg, here we are on the most wonderful time of the year!
I always love the feeling of Christmas, with the gorgeous lights around the tree, santa's socks, and the gifting season - obviously. I love creating gift ideas for people close to my heart, and having said that - sometimes, I need to scratch my head (a couple times) to pick what is the right gift for the right people. So, I feel you. I feel you.

This year, Santa is being too kind to me and let one of my favorite Jewelry shop - Michael Hill having my Christmas gift sorted. A massive thank you for Michael Hill, for letting me choose two beautiful collections of yours.

For me, my mom is the most special person in my life, and her name is always on top of my whatever list, including my Christmas gift list. I choose this adjustable gold bracelet from Michael Hill for her. This beautiful bracelet perfect for stacking, this dainty 10ct yellow gold bracelet is centred with a polished identity plate and secured with an adjustable toggle. 


I love the fact that it's adjustable, so I don't have to worry on the " oh - it's too big or too lose " moment when she open the prezzie. This is great gift for those who love subtle jewelry without losing the elegant touch.


Purchase the collection here.


For myself, I choose drop earrings with 0.15 carat tw of diamonds from Michael Hill's diamond collection. Diamond is my best friend, and I intend to keep it that way :D


As a practical person, I am the type that wears jewelry as my daily accessories. I love the fact that this gorgeous earrings suits my outfit. Be it a good office wear, casual Friday outfit, or tanks and short for beach outing. It is so versatile that it could be a gift for everyone.


Take a look on how it sit nicely on the ear, and those little sparkle - omg! We would want gorgeous bling even on our daily fashion, right? Do I see nodded head? Yes! Head over to Michael Hill website for your daily dose bling. I know you want it. 


It's beautiful and affordable, more over it brings me happiness. That's what the right gifts do.

Have a safe Christmas everyone, if you are heading out of town - get your car checked, and don't drink and drive. See you all next year.

- Hug hug -






November 15, 2016

Hikoco - Your K-beauty Webstore!

Hello guys! I'm finally back with beauty stuff!

This post gonna be quick, coz I just want to share my mini haul with Hikoco. I've been looking for a good online shop that sells authentic Korean makeup and skincare. After a thorough browse, I found Hikoco and this online shop based in Auckland, New Zealand. I found other beauty blogger reviewing this shop as slightly more expensive compare to other online shop, probably yes, they are right - I didn't check the price on that. As for me, I like how they work. I like the shopping experience with constant promo code, QUICK delivery, and authentic products. That's it for me. When online shop have those, I am buying. 

I won't be reviewing the website interface or sort of stuff, because if a tech dummy like me can buy from this website, means idiot proof. :D

I bought pretty broad range of skincare and make up, and guess what - they have those. 

NEOGEN

Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine


30 GENTLE EXFOLIATING PADS THAT OFFER ALL THE BENEFITS OF CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL EXFOLIATING IN ONE.

My take: I LOVE on how the whole packaging works. This is pretty much like fully dip cotton pad in beautiful wine smell, and seriously the scents is gorgeous. Sweet like a grape juice. There you go.

- Buy now at Hikoco -

SU;M37

Water-full Timeless Moisturizing Cream


FERMENTED BAMBOO SAP AND FERMENTED FRUIT EXTRACTS MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN FOR A LONG TIME AND PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM DRYNESS, MAINTAING THE BEST CONDITION FOR YOUR SKIN.

My take: I run out of my SK-II - and I give this product a go. 
It won't give you the radiant look like SK-II though, but it works wonder for hydration.
Like, amazingly wonderful for dry skin.

- Buy now at Hikoco


SU;M37

Water-full Skin Refresher

THIS TONER CONTAINS AN AMPLE AMOUNT OF FERMENTED BAMBOO SAP, WHICH IS ABSORDED INSTANTLY, CALMS DOWN AND MOISTURIZES YOUR SKIN.

My take: Therapeutic scent that absorb instantly and ample up my skin so well.

- Buy now at Hikoco -


TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

Egg Mousse Soap

A WHIPPED EGG WHITE MOUSSE CLEANSER INFUSED WITH EGG YOLK EXTRACT THAT GENTLY HYDRATES, PURIFIES, AND REPLENISHES YOUR SKIN.

My take: This product gives me a clean feel and a healthy glow after every cleanse. But I don't really enjoy the tightness feel afterwards. 

- Buy now at Hikoco -


L’AFFAIR

Aqua 3-Step Skin Renewal Mask [10 Masks]

L’AFFAIR AQUA 3-STEP SKIN RENEWAL MASK COMBINES FACIAL FOAMING CLEANSER, HIGH FUNCTIONAL AMPOULE AND SKIN RENEWAL MASK.

My take:  Buy this! Just buy this. 
If you want to dewy Korean skin the next morning, use this mask.
It comes with generous ampoule and lotsa moisturising liquid in the mask.

- Buy now at Hikoco -


CLIO

Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner [Black]


I have done a full review in this post, go have a look - and clearly you know why I re-purchase. :D

- Buy now at Hikoco -

CLIO

Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Ampoule Cushion 


I have yet to try this one, but I read tons of good review about this BB cushion and can't wait to try it!
I'll let ya know what I feel about this product soon! Currently finishing my Laneige BB cushion. :)

- Buy now at Hikoco -

And oh, every purchase come with free samples and free delivery for above $50. Take a look of the generous samples I got on top of my purchased products. Am overall very satisfied on my purchase with Hikoco, and definitely will buy again from this webstore.


"Till next time!

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