It’s been a wonderful year! We just left 2015 and now 2016 is our new home. Like I always say every year, let this year be better than before. Don’t you realize that our wish always come true? Every year is better than before. We meet new person, we learn things, and we grow older. I don’t know what have you been through in 2015, maybe you got a new job, new home, or something more exciting like meeting someone to be love. But I don’t care, everything you have been through surely make you better.
Thursday, 31 December 2015
Monday, 21 December 2015
Can you feel it? The music. It’s everywhere. According to me, this is the best time of the year. I always love Christmas. I love how city turns to fairy. Lights, colors, songs. People who usually work with uniform somehow turn into elf, or any Christmas character. Family who work far from home finally back, just to celebrate Christmas.
I would like to introduce you one of the Benefit’s new product called Air Patrol. You can add it to your Christmas list! Anyway, this product is unique. At times I heard about Air patrol, honestly I have no idea what is it. I guess that it’s just eye primer but I don’t understand why they name it Air patrol. Patrol, seems like it protects something.
Monday, 7 December 2015
It’s the end of the year. December is always my favorite month. Every time I see those colorful light, Christmas song, and sugary cookies, there’s a warm feeling goes through my vein. I feel home. You know, home is not a place but where your heart is. And December brings memory to me. Those beautiful times. I’ve grown up, missing that wish list in a shoe, hoping Santa would come and grant my wish. But I know no matter how far I go, those memory is a part of me, it makes me who I am. It makes me different.
For this colorful month, I would like to talk to you about something fun and unique. Last week, I got a little package from the beauty looks. Colorful lipstick. Mood matcher lipstick. I got sky blue and yellow. Love. At the first time, I thought it will turns out as the lipstick color, blue and yellow. I know it’s going to be scary. But, luckily it’s not.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
I love stories and poems. I love words and statements. I love papers and ink. I like using my hands when I write something. I remember the first typewriter I have. I remember the smell. It smells like dust and dried ink. I understand that computer has made everything easier but classical way to write something should not be forgotten. I love when people write with pen and papers or type with old typewriter, without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. I fell in love with fragmented words, its rawest form, when the writer can make their own meaning.
Thursday, 29 October 2015
I talked a lot about moment. Time that somehow get into your heart. It may feel warm, comfort, safe. Or it may freeze your heart, crack it, and break them apart, which is less exciting. Some moment passes away, leave you behind. But others, walk to you, in their way, it’s a moment you have to catch, bring it to your warmest place, and spend some time together. Talk about your greatest fear, about your sweetest time, your happiest day, and your unforgettable year. About your favorite person, your worst enemy that you wish to forgive. At times you don’t need anyone else but you and time.
In my moment now, I was lying over my bed, listening to Who You Are covered by Madilyn Bailey, and of course, typing. My room is dark, with light only from my laptop. You know, this is a kind of moment that I really like. It brings my writing mood. Oh well, I don’t really have that kind of writing mood. I write a lot. Anywhere. In my phone. My pocket book. Sometimes even on the prescription. But those writing aren’t proper enough to be read by anyone else but me.
Anyway, in this post I would like to write about my latest beauty event experience. It’s by the one and only Yves Saint Laurent. Well-known brand from city of love, Paris. They introduces us their best seller product, and of course some of their new babies.
Monday, 19 October 2015
Imagine this. Wakeup on 5 in the morning, take a cold freezing shower, and then walk (almost run) to your working place (in my case, hospital). Then you will do whatever you are doing until 1 PM, finally you have time to eat something. But your work isn’t done yet. You have to continue until 7 PM, and then finally it’s time to have dinner and take a shower. At times you really need to snuggle on your bed and hiding under your soft blanket you know that you can’t do that. Today is your night shift, so you’ll go back and working until 5 am the next day. 24 hours without sleep? Oh yes, that’s exhausting. Once you are home, you need a long warm shower, and a really good sleep. I’ll turn off my phone, lock my door, and turn off my lamp.
I have that kind of busy day. And I am sure that I’m not the only one. Many of us have crazy working hours. It takes away all of our free time. We rarely have time to go out and do whatever we used to. It’s even hard to buy stuffs we need. According to me, I’d choose to roll over my bed better than stressed my self out with traffic. So things like online shopping is one of my favourite. In this case, I want you to know my newest favourite online shop. Luxola.co.id.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Weeks ago, I was invited to Benefit VIP launch for their newest product. Well, it’s not a new product but it’s a NEW COLOR. Remember They’re real push up liner that I’ve told you long time ago? (you can check it here). They just launch more colours. LOVE! If you are one of those people who love their push up liner, you know for sure how good is it.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar,
I love not man the less, but nature more.
Nature is the simplest place a person can be. It’s where all things started. Where we belong. Let us dance in the sun, feel the warmth. Walk through the forest with your bare feet, feel the grass under your skin. It heals pain. It gives peace. And sometimes, it’s what we need.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
A day off in a busy week is better than anything I would expect. I have spent all morning rolling through my bed. Feeling like those pillows are holding me back. Oh well, I know I may be the one who won’t let them go. Soft cotton touches my skin so gentle. I feel like my skin being spoil with their embrace.
Sunday, 30 August 2015
What is it about life? How you have been passed through days and decade. Another fall, another turned page. Will you let each pages turned blank or you will write it with your best story. I know that I will never understand about life. About this wonderful yet wounded universe. I want to see the blue sky without pollution. I want to hear the birds without a horn. I want to smell the grass without a smoke. I want to travel across the world and breathe the air of a new place.
Ask the questions that have no answers. Invest in the millennium. Plant your favorite fruit. Write every story you have. Paint every star you see. Love and be loved. When you arise in the morning think of what precious privilege it is to be alive. To breathe. To think. To enjoy. To love. You know each day has their own surprises, so embrace it. Long time ago someone told me to do a good thing each day. Make a new friend every day (three at least). Make a beautiful day. Turns your day into something worth to live for. There is always be a light and I won’t stop chasing it.
Remember, what we do in life echoes in eternity.
Monday, 24 August 2015
You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic. Love, magic, these things exist. And by magic I don’t mean black cats, or crystal ball. I mean magic around you. How stars bring hope even when it’s empty. How two souls connected, even when their body separated. I mean those little things that make you smile. Memories that brings hope. This is where the real magic lives; in the moments we let them in.
Last week event was magical. Anna Sui, well-known makeup brand just launched their latest product. Protective BB cream that will leave your skin smooth, poreless, and velvety. Their launching event was fun and well prepared. Featuring one of the talented makeup artists who explain us about their product really well.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Just when I was beginning to lose myself, it came back. Simple things. Life drives me crazy to its seriousness and forces me to my limit. The worst part is I lose myself in it. Just like a little fish; keep moving in a big ocean. You don’t realize that you’re going with the flow, keep changing your direction. Try so hard to follow the waves. And you forget how beautiful is the ocean. How the corals looks like painting. That magic sparkle when the sun shines through.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
If you’ve been following along on instagram (or blog), you know I have this kind of brownish ombre (which I don’t even plan to). The thing is, that color comes from my previous pink-red hair. I dyed them couple times after that, but it keeps fading out. Well, not that I don’t like it, but my job requires me to have dark hair. So couple months ago I dyed them blue black (pretty much look like black with ashy tone) and it turns to its “original” color, light brown. So I decided to make them even.
Saturday, 25 July 2015
In another life, we moved as one in the same direction. We spoke the same language. No possession. No hunger. It was warm. We were the eyes of the sky, we watched and we learned. Laughter. Peace. Hurricane would never look the same, it never hurts, and it never kills. World is an orchestra, the wind sounds like violin and the rain becomes its piano. It was stunning, and we were so happy to be there. Ah, the flowers, it was beautiful. We gather them in our bare hands and smell them. It was mollify. It was all we wanted to be. The time we were complete.
Monday, 20 July 2015
I had this moments before; moments of poetry. Of beauty and sorrow and the world become. The touch of a universe, in which turns into wonder. Most often, no more than a glimpse. The moment act as a mirror, all the times I’ve survived the fall, the rolling, and the bruising. All the times that has been sweet, grateful, and loved.
There are always two sides of a coin, head and tail. Two sides of a moment; bitter and sweet. It depends on which moment has caught you. And I have been wondering about life. Does it have two sides? Luck and misadventure. Some people born with abundant love, some of them left behind. Some can get anything they want, but other has to suffer. There are people like us, healthy, but there are people who have to deal with sickness. Cancer.
I work at the hospital. And I have seen people who suffer. Pain. Sorrow. Death. Life may sounds unfair. But there is another side of that. Happiness. Hope. Miracle. And it taught me one important thing; there is nothing definite. It shows me that life has more than two sides. It has its complexity beyond our knowledge. There is grey between black and white.
Thursday, 16 July 2015
It’s hard to find a beauty in between. When it can’t be caught by literal embrace. When I was a kid, I saw everything in a positive way. I don’t judge, instead, I am curious. Now as I am growing, I spend a lot of time cursing to the sky for my burdens, instead of thanking for my blessings. And I forget about beauty. I forget about being human, how wonderful it is. Life may not turns into something you want it to be. You wish for a bucket of roses, but you get a piece of dandelion. You wish for a star, but you get a candle. And the truth is, we never thank for that. I tried to open my eyes a little more, to see surprises that life prepares for me. And thank for that.
Weeks ago, I got a package from Hello Sora. Korean beauty product. It brings something new! Hellosora.com provide free online beauty consulting with the beauty expert from Korea. We can ask everything about our skin problem, ask the solution, and of course, get a recommendation about the product we should use. FYI, they have an affordable price.
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Days came and went. And the truth is I was busy, as always. I wake up on 5 every morning, take a cold shower and running to the hospital. Going home at 3 or 4, oh well… sometimes tomorrow morning, depends. Everyday. It is constant. Fixed. But life continues surprise me in its way. Each day has its own. It brings me forward. Take everything as it comes, never pretending like forever. But the precarious nature of pretending is always a part of a human being. Like everything is going to be forever. In fact, it’s not. Life is moving forward, morph. Changing. Moving on.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Couple weeks ago I got an email from my friend Tia. She gave me a little surprise. It’s all about Tokyo Belle. One of the biggest beauty salon in Tokyo. From a leading technology country as Japan, Tokyo Belle brings us their secret to Indonesia. Tokyo Belle has three different kinds of treatment, Slimming treatment, eyelash extension, and IPL removal. I am lucky enough to get a chance to experience the IPL removal. They only use the best and the newest technology.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Let me introduce Tmart. On my last post, I’ve mentioned you about Tmart. Tmart is an online shop where you can find many things. Including electronics, health, beauty, cell phone, home, garden, and many more. One of my favorite things about Tmart is the “free shipping”. It takes a month to get to my place but I think it’s fine. They don’t have minimum purchase to get the free shipping, not like any other online shop. No matter where you are, they will send it to you for free.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
I am a collector. I collect many things. Things we can see. Or not. There are lots of beautiful things we can collect. Start with a book. I love books. I love them a lot. I can’t remember exactly when do I start collecting books. But I remember why. I was a little girl back then and I never finish a book. I gave up. Especially those without pictures. One day I bought a book, a novel. It’s about 500 pages. It was a good book. Entertaining. I read it for a week or more, and I made it! From that day on, I love books. With or without picture. The thicker the book is the more I love them. There is a satisfaction. Happiness. My favourite part is the smell of new book.
Besides book, I have other collections. One of them is an accessory. You will rarely find me with accessory but I do have them a lot. I told you I am a collector. Doesn’t mean I have to wear them right? It is weird, I know. But I do collect them without always wear them. I put them in a beautiful transparent box. Look at them. Staring to each other without words. And I enjoy it.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Creativity is the reflection of magic. The idea that comes up from human’s brain. The smartest beings on earth. We adapt from one situation to another. Survive. Struggle. Create. We beautify everything. Develop things. We learn. I always amazed and respect people with an idea. I love the creativity. Beautiful things we have given.
One of the creative thing I found is the new mascara from Benefit Cosmetics, called Roller Lash. There are a lot of different kind lashes. Some has short lashes, which is hard to curl. When I was a little girl I saw my mom curl her lashes with eye curler. I saw that it’s kind of scary. There is an unpleasant feeling every time I curl my lashes. Seems like I am not the only one. Maybe Benefit feels the same. Feeling unsecure when curling our lashes with eye curler. That is why they make the revolution mascara. Curling your lashes without eye curler. Roller Lash is the revolution of mascara. You don’t need any eye curler. No matter how short your lashes are you will always get a chance to have curl beautiful lash.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
There’s a warm feeling when I woke up this morning. Without rushing on anything. No pressure. I can open my eyes slowly. Let the warm sun get in through my window. Well, maybe that’s the reason I got warm feeling this morning… That kind of morning leads me to open my laptop and write.
I got a black elegant package last week. I always love black box. Mysterious. Beautiful. Yet scary at the same time. Yes, scary. Anything can come up from that box. Beautiful living rose under the glass, a gold invitation for a masquerade ball, or a bottle of a purple potion that might kill me. Oops, I think that’s enough. There’s nothing but surprise in that box. Wardah sent me a complete package of eye makeup. Mascaras, eyeliners, eye curler, and makeup remover. Sweet!
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
I’ve been busy lately, working, study, and exams. I was decided to not let the busyness keep me from things that I love. Example, my hobby. My passion. Last week I got an email from Sophie Paris, invited me to their first ever fashion show at Indonesia Fashion Week. As one of the biggest fashion movement in Indonesia, well… It’s something I don’t want to miss.
Indonesia Fashion Week is where you want to wear your favorite outfit, and super comfort shoes. Two important rules that you should obey. Because you need that outfit to make you look gorgeous on the picture, and your comfort shoes to explore all of the fashion stand on that event.
I was driving 2 hours to get me there. I struggled with the traffic and suppressed my hunger because I need to get there in time. After that long tiring driving, I can feel my legs step into JCC. At times, the experience is like finding cold water after 5 laps running.
Friday, 13 February 2015
Colors, style, and texture. Mix them under starlight. Leave it until sunset. Voila! Recipes. For Love potion. Or for, well, dresses that bring details and personality. I’ve been in love with texture for a while and find them interesting in many ways. Texture is important for me. The feeling when you touch it. They way it touched you back. Thickness. Layers. Smooth or rough. Curves. Lines. It satisfied me in many ways. They are wordless.
Saturday, 7 February 2015
They said eyes are window of a heart. It reflects who you really are. Sparkle in your eyes, are stars that arise. Like a beautiful crystal that is priceless. Eyes connect you with the world. Communicate when words are not enough.
Monday, 2 February 2015
I have legs that can’t stop moving. They love to step on something. And I like to think my legs would have been very good at tap dancing. I, however can’t do tap dancing. So they aren’t dancer legs. They’re just my legs. My legs that want to jump and running on everything. Green grass and warm sun. Museum with a beautiful white aisle. It drives me forward without always knowing where I’m going.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Last night I dreamed myself a lady staring through an old window. People were passing my beautiful castle, laughing and giggling. I looked at them. Curious. Suspicious. Jealous. I dreamed myself a lady locked up in the beautiful white castle. Safe. Warm. Abundance. But darling, it’s too quiet. Too quiet until I can hear my heart beat. I was tired. Bored by thought of absolutely everything. The thought of hearing myself talk, wondering and moaning. The thought of listening to anyone else talk, the same. Then the morning caught me. Pulled me back to the place I should be.
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
It’s hard to find a day in Jakarta with no traffics, even today on weekdays. Last week I got in touch with my old friend. She was one of my closest friends when I was in junior high school. But since we all had grown up and have our own tracks, we could hardly meet. And somehow last week we got in touch and planned to meet each other. It has been 6 years since the last time when I met her. I know it’s crazy right? But even we both had grown up, nothing change. We found that we still have similar interests about travel and adventure.
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Happy New Year! I know it's been too late to say it now, but better late than never rite? I would like to say thank you to all of the readers, and everyone who always support this blog. I can't thank enough for all of those favours.
Anyway, I would like to announce that I proudly have my own domain now! It's natalyliman.com . It's something that I've been waiting for, and finally on 1st January 2015 my friend make my dream comes true! Thanks Alif :)
So I think I supposed to be more active on my blog now.
Have a great year! See ya XOXO