Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Basically Just Me Rambling

Hiya guys!
Did you notice how many posts I've come up with this month? Geez. I thought I'll never go back to that phase where I could only come up with less than five entries a month. But unfortunately, sometimes those days are inevitable. However, allow me to defend myself in this entry that I disguised as "update".

First of all, like a memorable old song, my academic life got me tied up. Well that's something I'll never compromise. I also took a break and flew to my hometown, Jayapura, for a week where I didn't have my laptop with me. And then mom paid a visit afterwards, helping me to move out of my apartment. It was hectic. Second of all, I couldn't really play with my makeup. For reasons I don't know, my breakout decided to aggravate by the end of last month. I have this theory that it had something to do with a lot of stress I didn't realize I was under. I'm sure you know that the key to flawless makeup is healthy skin. So not only the result of my makeup was desperately flawed, putting on makeup on inflammatory acne was nowhere near fun. The pain was agonizing. So back on accutane I go! My skin is getting better now. I still have redness and acne scars scattered all over my face, faded a little bit, but at least the bumps have gone. So glad that I get to wear sheer to medium coverage foundation again (with some acne scars still peeking through, but I don't mind). The options used to be either bare face or high coverage foundation (I really put my Graftobian foundation to good use for these last couple of weeks).

Let's see, what else... Oh! Mom and dad just got back from their trip to Europe. Mom got me some makeup, of course. I have family there and my aunts, knowing my interest on makeup (they even found my blog!), also got me so many new makeup. I was completely in awe. There are too many!

I also added some foundations to my collection. I've been wanting to try all these for so long, especially Koh Gen Do foundation. So I took advantage of Sephora Friends and Family Sale. Just let me know if you want to know more about products you see here.


Speaking about too many makeup, I proudly announced that starting this month I am currently on makeup ban. Isn't that great? Those foundations were my last purchase and I bought them a month ago. Didn't see that coming, but finally come those days where latest makeup collections don't interest me anymore (although I still have a  soft spot for foundation). I mean, I still love playing with my makeup that I have. I just don't feel like I need to buy more, hence I rarely visit makeup counters lately. Not to mention I have enough makeup that will last until the apocalypse, so I'm good. Doesn't mean I'm running out of materials to blog, though. I still have products that I planned to write about.

Being on makeup ban apparently doesn't save me from bankruptcy at all. I think I have this pathological habit on spending money. Maybe subconsciously I just hate seeing my purse filled with enough money and prefer to be broke, instead. I am revisiting my old hobby now, reading. After two years didn't have enough time to finish a book briskly, I'm like on fire these days. Gramedia, Periplus and Kinokuniya have replaced  Metro, Sogo and Matahari department stores as my favorite places to visit. And man... Books these days are expensive. I mean a hundred thousand rupiah for a novel? Come on! And why do these authors keep releasing books in series? Why can't they just stop with one? OMG. (An irony coming from someone who just spent $62 on a bottle of foundation). These are some books I collected since the beginning of this month and I only read less than half of it so far. Well, in my defense... Oh, what the heck, I am defenseless.

Anyway, reading a lot of books really broaden my vocabulary and the nerdy side of me really excited about that.  I really want to incorporate that to my writing, however some of my friends told me that my vocabulary is already too complicated and hard to understand, especially for my Indonesian readers. I personally took it as a compliment *grin* but, just out of curiosity though, what do you think? I think that I'm still a rookie and there's nothing sophisticated about how I write. You wanna see sophisticated writing? Go visit my sister's blog. She got me perplexed all the time, even until now.

I tend to get carried away when reading (or watching movies or doing anything I'm into) and there were these periods when I'm reading certain books I like, I bombard my twitter timeline with the same topic over and over until it gets annoying. Apparently 140 characters aren't enough. So I decided to create another blog. This is not a book blog, mind you. Just a blog to write anything that interests me, other than makeup. And the blog is in Bahasa. So if you happen to have the same interests, feel free to pay a visit to myownlittlechair. I am still building the content and not sure where this blog is going to go at the moment. Probably just let it flow and not going to be obsessed about it too much. But who knows. That's how I started with allthatmakeup. Haha..

And speaking about my makeup blog, (this it the last point, I promise!), did you notice the new URL? I finally decided to purchase a domain. So it's now. My blogger friends were very supportive about that. Nisa helped me a lot with the process given she just bought a domain herself. She said better hurry before other people took the domain. Did you know that there are two other blogs that go by the name "allthatmakeup"? Because the name was already taken, they added numbers behind it.

As I promised, this is finally the end of this pointless ramble. Here I write a lot just because I feel like to, really. I know this journal kind of entry might not be everyone's favorite nor that it'll take anyone's attention. But I don't care. I just need to let it out and get a little personal. As I said, it'll be nice to get to know the person behind all that makeup.


nisa said...

wohooooo ahirnya teracuni!! hahaha
selamat ya jeng ^___^

btw, gmn lancome nya?cocok ga?gw skrng jd ngerasa item klo pke lancome :| *apa kulit gw memutih krn pke SK-II ya?*

Marcelle Yulianne said...

Lancomenya oke banget nis. Untung kulit gw udah putihan, jadinya shade-nya masuk. Kemaren pake, ditimpa Maqui Blanc compact. cakep deh..

Sayang banget foundie lo jadi keputihan.. timpa bedak agak gelepan aja :(