Friday, August 18, 2017

One of the most important things I've learned during this period of time, when everything is pretty much surprising and stressful, is actually to be always happy. I'm at my best when I'm happy and pretty much sure so does everyone. 

Being happy does change everything. I'm more productive, better at working on my post and I find it easier to stay focused. There are few key points of my habits which, for me personally, act as great rituals to be constantly happy or at least, keeping me in good mood. So here are things I like to do, and still trying to do everyday:

Wake up early 

I know sometimes it gets too much and too hard to do, but once you get used to it, waking up early is not so bad. It feels good instead! It gives me great start to begin my day, gives me more time to do more activities. I find with waking up early, I can do so many things in a day, stay focused and more productive. 

I usually get up around 5 to 6 a.m, it's the best time to wake up because it's not too early. I also try to do this every day, not only on weekdays but also on the weekends and if I'm on vacation.

Drink a glass of water once you wake up 

This becomes my habit for nearly fifteen years. My mom taught me long time ago to always drink a glass of water after you wake up to wake my brain and my body, also to cleanse all the way from mouth to your bladder because when we're sleeping, we didn't drink or eat anything for at least 5 to 6 hours, well unless you're sleep eating. I also like to make a hot lemon water - it's easy, just squeeze half of lemon to get the juice and add hot water. It's so refreshing, great for your body especially your digestive system. 

I find when I wake up and reach my glass on the side table, it feels so refreshing once the water come down on your throat. My morning voice is not raspy, my skin is even more radiance and glowing. My hair is healthier! 

Make your bed

I hate having my room messy. So once I wake up and drink my water, I pull my hair up into a bun and make my bed. If I didn't make my bed, I know I'm going to be super lazy and just gonna crawl under the comforter for hours. It's not a good habit.

Massage your face 

This is a new habit to me. The way I do it is not as complicated as it sounds, just give your face a simple little massage, sometimes I pinch my cheeks gently to make the blood flow. This is also really helps to wake me up. 


Never skip breakfast - even when you're planning to stay at home all day. I love breakfast, it's probably my most favorite meal time. Lately, I've been cooking something very easy like toast and scrambled egg, or peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So easy but still filling me in. 

Working out 

Please do not working out with weight loss on your mind. From my perspective, it's not healthy. It is okay if you want to lose your weight but do not ever put it as a pressure. I've been there and it never worked out. Always working out because you want to be healthy and make it as a habit. Find work out that really suits you, make you feel good because you have to enjoy it. No pressure. I work out for 30 to 40 minutes a day. 


Yes, seriously. Always take a shower every morning, it really refreshing and recharge your body so when you start your daily activities, your body is on full mode ready.

Get on skin care routine 

When you do everything right, you'll get the result. Always start with cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser in the morning - I like to use Bioderma Sensible H2O to cleanse any oil and product residue from the night before, then get on with my moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm and sun screen if I'm going to go out. A little beauty tip, I like to do my brows too even if I didn't going out. I feel put together and make me feel good. 

Are there any routines that make you happy? I would love to know! Thanks for reading, xx


Monday, August 14, 2017

Before I started this blog, I was more active on tumblr, interacted and made friends with lots of people from all around the world. There's something about being friends in internet that really unique and in certain ways, my internet friends actually understand me more than my real life friends. 

As I wrote blog and posted the links to my tumblr as well, my readers grew bigger each day and I couldn't be more thankful for that. My internet friends were my #1 readers, they even asked me to write one or two posts, asked my opinions about beauty related or movies (because those are stuffs that I talk the most on my blog) and then my readers just frequently send me messages about literally everything - things that are related to my blog or posts, or even not related to my blog like my personal life, and their personal lives.

We build the trust together. I earn their trust - and if they asked me anonymously, it didn't matter. For me, when people take their time to send me messages, it means they really want to know from my perspective. I should appreciate it. 

I am fully aware that my readers mostly are younger girls and boys, the rest are coming from any age, sometimes older than me, and I couldn't be more thankful for that. I always want to help people but I know, I can't so I hope with my blog at least I can help one or two. Even if it didn't help at all, it is somehow entertains or giving my readers inspirations.

Within nearly eight years I become a blogger - or in my perspective, a person who spend too many times on internet, writing her mind and post it on blogger website - lots of time, with people reading my blog, following my tumblr, instagram and even my snapchat, it is often people assume my life is perfect. 

It is completely wrong.