Monday, October 17, 2016

Yoghurt Flirt

I am a fan and a believer of yogurt because it has many benefits for our health. It's as yummy as dessert, but without the guilt. Yogurt is known good in preventing osteoporosis (because it contains a lot of calcium and vitamin D), reduces the risk of high blood pressure, and improves our digestion system. My husband S comes from Pakistan and in his country, yogurt is also used as one of their main ingredients in almost everything; for cooking, for drinks, for sauces. Because of him, we nowadays consume a lot of yogurt on a daily basis for the whole family.

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For breakfast, S and I like to eat muesli and oats with fruits and yogurt. This is probably one of the things I most look forward to in my day; having a healthy yummy kind of breakfast. It's a really great way so start the day (and a great mood booster) because it's light yet filling and packed with nutrients.

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My mother-in-law was the one who taught me about the many meals we can actually cook using yogurt. My favorite has got to be this Yogurt Chicken and I can assure you it is very healthy alright. How can it not be because this delicious dish only uses 4 basic ingredients; chicken, water, black pepper and yogurt. No oil, no other seasonings. It's also probably one the easiest dishes to make and the taste all comes for the yogurt itself.

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As a snack on the go, we drink yogurt too. The new Heavenly Blush yogurt drink comes in a new Wholesome Ogirnal flavor that tastes really creamy and not so sour, it sort of makes you feel like you're drinking vanilla ice cream even though it contains no artificial flavoring.It's so good.

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Just a tip though; make sure we choose the right yogurt. Choose one that has the right level of acidity, is low-fat, low sugar, high in calcium and contains Prebiotic. Be a proud Yogurtarian, peeps! #HealthNow

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Foundation Of It All

Just got my hands on Revlon ColorStay Foundation that comes with a new pump for a mess-free application. I've used it for the past one week and I can say is that this is officially my new everyday foundation.

First of all, I love the texture. It's lightweight and creamy and it blends well to my skin. It goes on even and as I add highlighter or concealer, it remains well-blended without making it cakey. I've been looking for a cheaper foundation that works well with my slightly oily skin and has good coverage for the whole day and this product fills both of those requirements. I personally think that Revlon ColorStay Foundation beats many "high end" foundations. All in all, I would recommend this product. Easy to apply, gives a nice matte finish with a bit of glow, lasts all day with no fading. Love! :)

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This is my look today using the new Revlon ColorStay Foundation. I see that my skin has a subtle glow, yes?

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Friday, October 14, 2016

It Was A Good Day

Spent my morning chatting over breakfast with my bestie, Ayu. I love how my best friends have always remained the same and they also feel the same way about me too.

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Topshop camo jacket, Miu Miu ballet flats

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Are You Ready For Schmiley Mo 2.0?

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I knowwww that the first collection of Schmiley Mo is yet to be available and I'm already talking about my 2nd colletion say whaaaaat? :D

But yes, while the first collection is almost 100% ready for you guys to purchase (please do), I'm gonna be showcasing my 2nd collection in the upcoming Jakarta Fashion Week 2016, specifically on October 26th, 2016. I. CANNOT. WAIT. So exciting, alhamdulillah.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Approaching 5

Next month, S and I will be celebrating our 5th anniversary. Has it been an easy ride? I don't think so. I don't even think marriage is a ride heheh.

I think, marriage is both a school and work for life. Like in school, you are expected to get good grades and keep graduating to the next level, only this time, the school is for a lifetime and there is no degree nor title besides "Mr." and "Mrs." for your whole life. And as a couple, you are both a student and a teacher. You learn from the other person, but at the same time, you must teach that other person to become better and to understand you more. The more you are together, the more surprising facts you will uncover and might not like. And it will keep on coming, and you will keep getting irritated until you beg to God to give you more strength so you can continue to teach the other person to change.

And like work, marriage can be full of passion, but it can also be tiring, exhausting, frustrating, especially when you feel that your work is 24/7 and you're not getting any holidays. In a marriage, you are building a home together, and by home, you actually have to do all kinds of chores on a regular basis. You do double the laundry, you wash double the dishes, you cook for two, you fix a lot of pipes, and even when you have someone else to do these things, you would need to work some more to afford it.

But both school and work can be just as enjoyable as it is frustrating at times. A lot of times, problems are shared, and you feel stronger and less vulnerable because you know you have someone's back. Life doesn't become so lonely because there's always someone to talk to. Your funny traits become someone else's entertainment and you feel happy because someone gets to see and laugh at your silly talents.

Because marriage is school and work, there will be exams and performance reviews, and therefore you would need to keep assessing yourself whether you are good enough for the other person. This will generate fear, but a good and healthy kind of fear that makes you stronger as a couple because you know that you might not pass and therefore will not take marriage for granted. You will realize that marriage requires effort, not merely love and lust.

Approaching our 5th anniversary, I have been asking S how he feels about it, and neither of us can answer. We just hug and look at each other and hug again. I take this as "I don't know and I don't care because all I know is that we'll be forever together". I keep reminding S that even though marriage is like school and work, we are not classmates who are competing against each other. Instead, we are team mates who will continue to work together.

It's funny how S and I were actually classmates and office colleagues though. It's either a coincidence or a sign that we were truly meant to be for each other. I believe in the latter. The universe really wanted us to be, and so we became.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Now I See

Throughout my journey of life, I have encountered people
who have used me
for money

and only money.

I have witnessed greed within their eyes and actions,
and the more I grow,

the more I know.

I see it as nature's way
in showing me who I might become

so I don't become.

And at the end,
I am left with only a few
treasured friends

but definitely until the end.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Denim Monster

I'm not really a denim person but lately I've been wearing denim a lot hehehhe.

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Chanel bag, Miu Miu ballet flats
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