Monday, November 28, 2016

confused, content, coffee.

Confused, content, coffee.

Hello, I'm Nessie, twenty-three, obsessed with modified versions of brewed coffee.
Which isn't appropriate, given each time I feel rather unfortunate.
It gives me nausea you see, my weak tummy's just extremely choosey.

But that feeling every time I enter a café, of comfy chairs and busy pairs of eyes carefully scanning their lighted screens or pages of books, the smell of brewing coffee and music oh so fancy, you'll unconsciously start tapping your left foot, or singing rather quietly along to old songs that you won't remember how you came to be quite fond of. Or the excitement in your heart as your index finger run down the list of menu, weighing whether it would be latte or their cold blended beverages today.

Or you're instead a tea person, who loves sitting down among coffee people. That's okay too, I guess.

Or you're the worst kind of people at cafes who takes out their selfie sticks and ruin the aesthetically-blessed cafe designed for those in need of fresh working space to pump up your instagram following and then exit without ordering. In that case, fuck you.

 The place that I went to this time is called

Jl. Suryo No.23, RT.3/RW.6, 
Rw. Bar., Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, 
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 

Zomato gave it a 3.9 out of 5 and I think it should be 4. 
The baristas were incredibly sweet and friendly, and it is the absolute best space to work in. 
And above we have: a blurry picture of the space because I'm a hoe hoe hoe who can't work the camera, picture of my boyfriend who ignores my ass to work, and a cup of caffe latte that I ordered. 

Below, I show you more photos of me being a total poser on Kanawa's fancy staircase and snaps of the grey nobluk contact-lenses that I started wearing because I can't fight my blindness as a lone ranger.

 \ kanawa coffee \
also has outdoor portion on their second story, intended for those whose brain is exploding from the amount of work pressure, or instagram pressure (whichever fits your case.)

ps: you're so hot, I love you.

SO, here's me doing a salute:
for absolutely no reason.

If you're a Jakartan who needs a new café to explore, 
I highly recommend checking out Kanawa Coffee and indulge in what it's like to 
feel like you're earning lots therefore you deserve to sit at a fancy place for work purposes. 

Good bye,

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Lodge Maribaya, Bandung

So, the last time I went to Bandung and took a break with Ruzzy, I had to take travel-bus back to Cibubur alone from Bandung after the trip because Ruth lives in Bogor, therefore we would have to go on different directions. I don't like travelling for 3++ hours in a travel-car alone.

Being the whiney, spoilt girlfriend that I am, I called my boyfriend and told him about it. He then, out of nowhere, told me that his brother had to attend a wedding in Bandung that same day, thus if I want, I can go back to Jakarta with them. WHAT ARE THE ODDS? 

THAT's fantastic, because a.) I get to pay less haha! b.) I have Bram to accompany me to go to one last place before heading home!

Well we opted for The Lodge, Maribaya upon seeing hundreds of pretty photos and fantastic reviews on Instagram. Haha! 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Turning Twenty Three

 BEING 23.

Twenty three is here, and it wasn't as shocking or as depressing as I thought I would be.
Still too young to be considered by many as the normal age for regular things like a divorce, a full house payment, a CEO in a big multinational company, a preacher, a scholar, a president, even an attendee of Arisan. But old enough to drive myself to KFC to order their special cheesy chicken menu. WIN-WIN, that is.

Sunday, September 11, 2016


1.5 Years.
One and a half.

A couple of days ago, on September 9th, 2016, Bram and I set a lunch date at my all-time favourite restaurant in the world. We ordered the same menu we always get, and laughed about how we're able to tolerate each other for 1.5 years now. It might seem like an easy-peasy, small number of years to some of you, but Bram and I have never been in a longer relationships and the fact that we're still here despite countable little fights, is mesmerising. 

It's honestly lovely to have somebody to direct the newest gossips to, someone to tell about my frustration with work, studies, parents, and also somebody to ask when I need opinions on what shall I improve in my work, or as little as which hairstyle looks better on me. I grew up with 3 little sisters you see, growing up I talked more to diaries than my own mother. I have a lot of friends, and I'm happy Bram could serve as a friend too. 

So hopefully, here's to more celebratory lunches, self-timer portraits and "I'm proud of you"s, as we stand by each other's side while ticking the boxes on our list of goals. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

ZOEVA Rose Golden Luxury Set Review

Hello people! 
Today I will talk about my new set of babies. Yes, babies.
When I received this, I kind of died and have been resurrected solely to create this blogpost and tell you. 
If you aren't aware, according to its website Zoeva is:

"..a German brand, founded in 2008 by Zoe Boikou. The brand name ZOEVA is composed of ZOE, the Greek word for „life“ and EVA, the very first woman. From a basic range of only 10 makeup brushes, ZOEVA now offers a professional portfolio of over 50 makeup tools and 100 colors for a full face makeup routine. Our products are designed to make a real difference in the way women experience their beauty rituals."

If you still aren't aware, they make bomb-as make up brushes.
I have been eyeing this set for the looongest time since miss Zoe Sugg talked about the brand in her vlogs. The rosegold/black handle is too beautiful to comprehend, and the bristle, oh the bristle, are so soft, they make me love life.

106 Powder: Apply loose and pressed powder
102 Silk Finish: Apply and blend foundation
110 Face Shape: Contour the face shape with cream and powder products
127 Luxe Sheer Cheek: Apply powder blush
142 Concealer Buffer: Apply and blend concealer

227 Luxe Soft Definer: Softly blend and smooth eyeshadow
231 Luxe Petit Crease: Accentuating and blending in the crease
317 Wing Liner: Detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing
(I stored this in my bag for like a week before taking its photos and it got scratches and I will regret that decision for as long as i shall live.)
 and this above, ladies in gentlemen, the brush that have forever changed my life. 
OH MY GOD, it blends foundation like a dream. It makes me evaluate what I have been doing wrong with my foundation routine all of my life (by that I meant the last three years because yo' girl knows nothing about makeup before college. HAHA!)

Anyhoo, if you're Indonesian, you can get this set from Sephora, or from the ZOEVA website, and we can all save up for more of Zoeva brushes. #savingallbutbankaccount

Let me know,
What's your favorite make up brushes?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

(PUA) S A T U R D A Y !

 Happy sunday everyone!
FIRST OF ALL, how are you liking the new simple design of the blog?
aaaah, I've been working hard on it and I hope everyone likes it!

We're back to fasting 13/24 for a whole month and it can't be more exciting!
Seeing people get ready to break their fast with their loved ones, then coming to masjid to pray.. everything is so rewarding, seeing it only happens once a year.
Nazneen, Noreen and I wanted to go out for a bit before preparing fasting break at home, so we went to a mall nearby our house for a few hours.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Grunge 90's Style

 I cannot tell you how excited I am, when I came to know that the 90s is making a comeback! From the Choker, to high-waisted shorts, casual t-shirts to off-the-shoulder tops. Everything is p e r f e c t.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

feelin like ' s u p e r s t a r s '

Hello, so this post wasn't planned.
I had a little photo shoot session with my sister because dad wants to frame our faces on the new frames he'd just bought. So, we had a bit of fun taking more photos than needed.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Battle of Matte Liquid Lipsticks

is the year of matte liquid lipstick 
even more than 2015.
Since I have had their presence blessing my lips, I have not once decided to shower anything from my +/- 100 lipsticks with any love nomore.
It feels like the most joyful breakup, until I remember how much I have invested on those lipsticks and then everything feels dark, sorrow and sorry (for my bank account.)
BUT today, let's cherish my love for the new collection I have started. 
this is: