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Wardrobe: Dress For The Weather

Grey Turkey [2014: E R]

Grey Turkey [2014: E R]

For a slave of fashion, who come from tropical country, a.k.a myself, visiting four season region gives me a lot of imagination and/or idea about what kind of outfit that I want to wear during the fall and winter season. Whether it is what kind of coat, what kind of boots, what kini of scarf, what kind of jacket, what kind of hat, what kind of glove, what kind of dress, etc. While my imagination is going wild, the weather actually makes me having difficult choice because I have limited collection of fall/winter outfit. I just don’t want to purchase a lot of fall/winter outfits because I realize that I do not need all of those attire when I return to my home country, Indonesia. 

The touch of red [2015: E R]

The touch of red [2015: E R]

Anyway, last Christmas, I travelled to Istanbul of Turkey to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Yeah momma…it was winter. On the first few days in Turkey, the weather was pretty good. It was about 17 degree celsius, I had no problem with it. It was cold but it was not freezing cold. I still could deal with it.

it is not real fur but faux fur [2015: E R]

it is not real fur but faux fur [2015: E R]

As the day passed by, the weather got worse and worse. It even dropped to 1 degree celsius. Not just that, it was wet winter with rain and snow. It made me very conscious about what kind of outfit that I was going to wear because no matter how many layer I was wearing, I still suffered from the winter cold.

Dress up for the weather [2015: E R]

Dress up for the weather [2015: E R]

As the weather got worse, I asked myself should I dress for the fashion or should I dress for the weather? I decided that I must dress up for the weather. I ain’t gonna let myself suffering from the cold while enjoying the beauty of Constantinople. Would you?

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Photo: Framed Istanbul from the Boat

A romantic ambience of Istanbul [2015: E O]

A romantic ambience of Istanbul [2015: E O]

From the boats, we caught this beautiful historical building [2015: E O]

From the boats, we caught this beautiful historical building [2015: E O]

The city of Istanbul [2015: E O]

The city of Istanbul [2015: E O]

Caught Galata Tower in The Frame [2015: E O]

Caught Galata Tower in The Frame [2015: E O]

Trying to catch fish for dinner [2015: E O]

Trying to catch fish for dinner [2015: E O]

Slow motion [2015: E O]

Slow motion [2015: E O]

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Photo: Istanbul in Frame 2

My first sunrise of Istanbul [2014: E O]

My first sunrise of Istanbul [2014: E O]

Christmas mass in in Sent Antuan Church [2014: E O]

Christmas mass in in Sent Antuan Church [2014: E O]

Mother Mary in The Holy Church of Wisdom, Hagia Sophia [2014: E O]

Mother Mary in The Holy Church of Wisdom, Hagia Sophia [2014: E O]

Hagia Sophia is where Islam and Christian met [2014: E O]

Hagia Sophia is where Islam and Christian met [2014: E O]

Under the blue sky, there is a blue mosque of Sultanamet [2014: E O]

Under the blue sky, there is a blue mosque of Sultanamet [2014: E O]

Inside the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul [2014: E O]

Inside the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul [2014: E O]

The view of Istanbul [2015: E O]

The view of Istanbul [2015: E O]

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Photo: Istanbul in Frame

One icey night in Istanbul, Turkey [2014: E O]

One icey night in Istanbul, Turkey [2014: E O]

One of Turkish traditional food "chicken kebab' [2014: E O]

One of Turkish traditional food “chicken kebab’ [2014: E O]

A shoe shine man in Istanbul [2014: E O]

A shoe shine man in Istanbul [2014: E O]

Fresh vegetable shop [2014: E O]

Fresh vegetable shop [2014: E O]

Baklava is one of Turkish traditional snack, which is very  rich, sweet pastry [2014: E O]

Baklava is one of Turkish traditional snack, which is very rich, sweet pastry [2014: E O]

Turkish beer, Turkish tea [2014: E O]

Turkish beer, Turkish tea [2014: E O]

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Photo: Canada in Frame 2

My first cup of second cup [2014: EO]

My first cup of second cup [2014: EO]

A Vista of The Bay of Funday [2014:EO]

A Vista of The Bay of Fundy [2014:EO]

Domaine de Grand Pré vineyards, Nova Scotia [2014:EO]

Domaine de Grand Pré vineyards, Nova Scotia [2014:EO]

101 Apple [2014:EO]

101 Apple [2014:EO]

There Is No Such Thing of A Secret Recipe [2014:EO]

There Is No Such Thing of A Secret Recipe [2014:EO]

 

Separated by the Atlantic Ocean [2014:E O]

Separated by the Atlantic Ocean [2014:E O]

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Spirituality: Hamsa

Got this antique pair of hamsa earrings at St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market. It is only for 20 $. Hamsa prayer: Let no sadness come to this heart; Let no trouble come to these arms; Let no conflict come to these eyes. Let my soul be filled with the blessing of joy of peace. 

Hamsa earrings [2014: E O]

Hamsa earrings [2014: E O]

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Review: The Magic of Homemade Rice and Coffee Scrub

Do know you that coffee bean and rice grain have a great benefit for your skin? [2014: EO]

Do know you that coffee bean and rice grain have a great benefit for your skin? [2014: EO]

In these last few years, I have been having a hard time to deal with my skin (oily and acne) problem. I have been seeing a number of dermatologist, purchasing the best a.k.a expensive skin care product and spending million rupiah to get rid of it but all I got was just a constant disappointment. Nothing worked well and caused me dependency! So, after the “innovation” of toothpaste face mask to get rid my acne, which works well and I still apply it to my face, I just discovered that I also can get rid of dull skin, black spot and to have a glowing skin by making my own homemade facial and body scrub with coffee bean and rice grain. How come? Below is the fun fact! According to my internet research, Dr. Leslie Baumann, a dermatologist at the University of Miami, was quoted by Elle Magazine Canada, mentioned that the caffeine in coffee can help to smoothen the skin and also remove the skin cancer cell by sun damage. She added that caffeine is an antioxidant, it helps to shrink the blood vessel and dehydrates fat cells.

Homemade coffee and rice scrub [2014:EO]

Homemade coffee and rice scrub [2014:EO]

Other than that, an article on Livestrong.com mentioned that coffee scrub can help to treat the redness and inflammation, get rid of cellulite and also smoothen the skin. In addition to that, coffee scrub also can help to get rid the dark under-eye circle. Meanwhile  Caroline Frazer, a skincare expert, was quoted by dailymail.co.uk, pointed out that that rice scrub helps to smoothen and brighten the skin because it contains pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E. The article also mentioned that rice has been used by Japanese to get flawless skin for hundred years.

Applying the homemade rice and coffee facial scrub [2014: EO]

Applying the homemade rice and coffee facial scrub [2014: EO]

So….. since I found out about the great benefit of coffee and rice for my skin, I have been continuously making my own homemade facial scrub from coffee and rice on daily basis. Everyday, I scrub my face with it especially after I did an outdoor workout or used a make up, i.e powder. And guess what? After a month I applied it to my face, I have started to see the result of it where my facial skin is brighter, smother, firmer and glowing. Of course, I have been aware that it DOES NOT give me AN INSTANT best result but I see that the result comes GRADUALLY. Nowadays, I can start to see that the result coming, where I have so much less acne comparing than before. If I do have acne, it usually comes only 1 or 2 before my menstruation comes. On the top of that, I also can confidently go out with  my face naked, i.e I don’t have to use any foundation or bb cream to cover up my dull facial skin anymore. However sometimes I am still using powder, it depends on the occasion.  You can see the different on the picture below!

Before using the magic coffee and rice scrub! FYI, I wore make-up in this photo [2014: E O]

Before using the magic coffee and rice scrub! FYI, I wore make-up in this photo [2014: E O]

My naked face! No foundation, no powder, no heavy make-up! [2014:EO]

My naked face! No foundation, no powder, no heavy make-up! [2014:EO]

So how do you make your homemade rice and coffee scrub? It is very easy! Just grind two table spoon of rice and a table spoon of coffee bean together. Mix the powder with either mineral water, olive oil or honey. For me, I usually mix it with water only as I don’t particularly believe that the olive oil or honey that I bought 100 percent organic or natural. I am worried if it might contain some chemical, which might be harmful for my skin. You know … business people are tricky. They claim their product to be organic meanwhile some of them are not. So I rather to use mineral water. Lol! FYI, I also use the rice and coffee scrub for my body. I am glad that I found this great secret natural beauty recipe, which costs me small fortune and works well. I also don’t have to be worried with any chemical side effect for my face anymore because it is all organic and so far I have no side bad effect from it. Now I can save my money that I have been spending for skincare treatment product, which never worked, for something else.

Goodbye expensive skincare products! [2014: EO]

Goodbye expensive skincare products! [2014: EO]

It is amazing that actually we can find a health treatment in our own home. It is natural, organic and inexpensive. And you know…. this great “innovation” really helps me to minimise my spending  on cosmetic as well as helps me to minimize my consumption on chemical products, which tend to have a negative effect to my body. So farewell expensive chemical facial skin care products! signature

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