are you a bad mom?

if you are, continue reading please..😜

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Couple weeks ago I went to see Bad Moms the movie with a bunch of my bad moms girlfriends. 

The movie is really really funny according to my sense of humour. Yeah it has a lot of swearing words, that’s why it’s called bad moms😜 and it’s not appropriate for children. So whatever the reasons please don’t take your young children to see this movie ok! 

The movie is about Amy played by Mila Kurnis ( I always like her!) who is a mother of two kids aged 12 and 9. Being a mother as well as working as a sales rep for a coffee company, she often has to juggle between school drop off, meeting with clients, kids’ sport activities, parents meetings,  cooking or preparing dinner for the family (sound very familiar, right?) , and not to mentioned being judged by other mothers who think they are perfect and better in every way. 

Amy tries to accommodate all her children needs, from making them breakfast, pack them a healthy lunch box to even make their school projects and homeworks, goes to all their school activities and is active in her school’s  PTA run by domeneering Gwenfolyn (Christina Applegate).  Because she’s trying hard to be a good mother….for her children and the society. 

Until one day she gets fed up, she’s overworked, overstressed with all her efforts trying to be a good mum that actually creates chaos to her own life. So, she decided to join forces with two others stressed out mothers to get away from a mundane life and conventional responsibilities .  She turns into  a ‘don’t care mother’ , who goes out to party with her friends til late at night, has a flirt with a handsome widower, say no to her boss, makes her children do their own breakfast and homeworks, and against all odds trying to be elected to become the new PTA leader! 


Okay, I’m not going to spoil you about the whole story because it will ruin your curiosity to see this movie if you haven’t. 

In overall some of the plots of this movie are really reflecting to my life as a mother (except the husband’s part!)  It’s like watching my daily life as a mother being filmed😜🙈 Yes I do pack my kids a healthy homemade lunch box and when they don’t eat it and prefers junk food I feel like a failure.    Yes I do sometimes arrive late to school or training due to the morning chaos in my household. And yes I do need to loosen up a bit and let the kids fending for themselves. 

As a mother we often try to do every thing for our kids, our family.  We forget to take care of ourselves, we over-worked and stressed out. We need to remind ourselves that except being a mother we are also a human being who often make mistakes. And it is okay! We allow to make mistake because there is no right or wrong in parenting. Every kid is different what works for him may not work for her.    

And for us mothers, sometimes we need to chill a bit, it would do us and the entire family good, me think!😜

So, if you haven’t watched this movie and you’re a mother you ought yourself a night out with your fellow motherfriends to see this hilarious comedy…off you go!

*PTA: Parent Teacher Association  

spring is in the air

On Sunday the weather turned out to be pretty good, sunny and 19 C.  So, in a spur moment the father of my children suggested that we went for a drive to see some wild flowers up in the hills.  Typical him, we actually could just go to Kings Park or some wild flowers farm nearby for that.  But of course wild flowers gotta see in the real wild place 😛 not the one that already structured…*sigh*

So, after almost two hours driving we finally got to the destination  and much to our disappointed there were not many wild flowers there.  It’s a bit strange for normally at this time of the year there will be lots and lots of them.

Anyway, we had a good time exploring.  Lit a fire and cooked our lunch.  Boys ran around and played silly buggers.  I am still amazed that at the age of 12 these boys of mine still like to climb trees, rocks, and run around like crazy!

Here are some pictures from our Sunday, hope you enjoy them!

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Everlasting….love them!

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Fringed Lily, so pretty and unique

Happy Thursday everyone, not long until week-end!

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{ review} on bb cushions

disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post but I just  like to share my review about these products based on my personal experience.

If you love cosmetic or follow beauty products I’m pretty sure you all know about BB Cushion product  that at the moment is in trend.  Almost every cosmetic brand has their own version of this bb cushion.  From high end to drug store ones.  It’s the new kid on the block kinda thing, and it evolves from South Korea where the women are blemish free and porcelain skin look.  BB cushion or cushion compact is a foundation soaked sponge contained in a pocket sized mirrored compact, offering a natural looking base of make up on the go with simply glide the foundation on the skin with the applicator provided, no brushes or sponges, and you’re ready to go.  Perfect for a person like me, who always rush in the morning between dropping off the boys to school and go to work, and not to mention I always take a long time  in front of the mirror to wing my eye-liner😜 So if I can save a bit on my face then I have a bit more time on my eyes! 😉😉

I have been trying three bb cushions so far from three different brands.  Here is what I think about them;

1.  L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion $29.95


This is a budget friendly cushion compact and available on Australian market, that’s important because I don’t really like buying cosmetic online to be honest.  I like what I can see directly.  It comes in 5 shades.  When I glide the sponge on to my fresh clean faced, it goes very smooth and gives an even finish and covers my spot good enough.  I like it because it makes my skin looks dewy, light, and not cakey.  It is also great for touch up.  It’s alright for every day make up and when you’re in a hurry.

2. Laneige BB Cushion $59.00


I was so curious about this Laneige BB Cushion as everyone talks and rages about it.  So, against my will I purchased it at Strawberry net online.  For 59 bucks I personally think, [please don’t unfriend me to all those Laneige fans just because I have a different opinion than yours 😛 ] it more or less the same as the L’oreal one.  I have mine in sand beige, it covers ok but it’s not as good as the L’oreal one, honestly.  I found it makes my skin looks a tad bit dry after I use it.  Maybe because of its fragrance formula, enough that I can smell it as I wear it.  As I read, cosmetic products with fragrance formula can irritate skin especially if you use it daily and also can damage the healthy collagen production that can cause dryness. The only difference is perhaps the packaging that looks expensive and much better than the L’oreal one.  Also it comes with the refill, so that’s another bonus.  I don’t dislike this product, but for me it’s no difference than the above mentioned so if I can save a bit on this I definitely will buy local.

3.  MECCA Cosmetica In A Great Light Compact $60

Picture from Google image

It comes in 5 shades and the packaging is so pretty and cute.  Overall, in my skin it covers pretty good, better than those two products above mentioned. It blends out so well and long lasting too, gives my skin that luminous glowy look which I like.    For 60 buck it’s the same as Laneige I probably will purchase this again, just because I don’t have to buy online and it doesn’t have a fragrance formula.

In the end I think choose what’s best for your skin and your wallet.  The most important think is how you care about your skin, because the good skin care is the key to  a perfect make up. 

Hope you all have great week-end! 

 

on father’s day

It’s Father’s day today in Australia.  We started the morning, making breakfast for the father of my children followed by Father’s day presents of course.

The weather is really lovely, 19 degree and sunny. So, we decided to go up the hills in the bush to spend the rest of the day. We brought our meats and some snacks along with us. Cooked our meat on the fire. Just a simple lunch, just us. That’s the way the father of my children likes to celebrate his day.

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portrait photography

You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistable for the rest of your life 

– coco chanel – 

About a week or so ago I was on the photoshoot for my make up artist friend, Ira. She’s gorgeous and very talented make up artist. 

If you live in Perth and need your hair and make up done for any occassion please contact Ira. I will share her details below. 

Here are the result of her hands on my face and hair, shot by Studio Monica photography. Thank you loveliest for making me look flawless, love yours work! 😘😘

Hair and make up: http://instagram.com/ayramartin_mua

Photographer: Monica Purnama

Jumper : http://instagram.com/princessandthefrocks

blueberry muffins

It’s Sunday morning in this part of the world.  After I had my delicious brekkie I decided to make blueberry muffins for the kids lunch box tomorrow.  I’ve been very slack these past two weeks, due to my very bad cold.  I’m feeling better now so I guess I’m back to Sunday baking again!

This recipe is pretty easy, no need to use mixer too which I love!

Ingredients:

2 cups self-raising flour

90g butter, chopped

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

125g fresh blueberries

1 cup milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Method:

Pre heat oven to 180C.  Grease 12 hole muffin pan

Sift flour into a bowl.  Using fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Stir in sugar.

Make a well in center of flour mixture.  Add blueberries, milk and egg.  Gently stir until just combined.  Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pan.  Bake for 25 minutes or until skewer inserted in center of 1 muffin comes out clean.  Stand in pan for 5 minutes.  Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

And voilaaa…..ready to eat!

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Happy Sunday everyone!

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when mums need a break

Good times + Crazy friends = Amazing memories

This post is probably a bit late, but like the saying it’s better late than never….so I am going to proceed with the whole story.

Early in August my girlfriends and I did another girls trip or precisely mums trip since most of us are all mothers.  It was kind of winter get-away because August here in down under is winter, sounds weird I know, because the rest of the world is experiencing summer at the moment.  This was our second mums trip, the first one was last year when we went to Bali, read here if you want to know.  The formation was slightly a bit different from last year.  There were six of us plus one toddler.  Yeah, one of my friend had to take her son since at the last minute her husband had to go overseas for work.

We took a red eye flight as usual being a cheap mums🙂  Flight was slightly delayed for half an hour.  There is two hours ahead time difference between Perth and Melbourne.  We arrived in Tullamarine almost midnight.  Took a maxi cab to our service apartment.

We stayed at two bedrooms apartment called Bella Apartment.  It’s pretty new apartment about six months old, if I am not wrong.  The apartment is  very close to Crown Casino, in fact there is underground kinda thing that connects from the apartment to Crown Casino, where accommodates many shop, restaurants, cinema, and big food court beside the casino itself.  If you are into casino and night life and feel lazy to go out at night to have dinner, you can just walk five minutes from your room to the Crown Casino.

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5 things i ❤️

Oh my…August is almost end and I just realized I haven’t post my five things I love for this month! Well, not that anyone cares but I do, because I have promised myself to diligently posting about five things I love once a month. So, without further ado here are the things I love this month:

1.  Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist


If you like the smell of rose on your face, spray this after your make up, it will set your make up perfectly. You can spray it before you apply your make up too, the mist will hydrate your skin so it’s easy to blend your make up.

2.  Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleansing Pad


Sometimes my skin is a bit difficult, pimples can show up without warning. This product is pretty good for those bad acne day. It soothes without making my skin dry. My skin becomes softer and smoother.  The glycolic acid helps to retexture and resurface skin while the blue daisy makes my skin brighter and the witch hazel helps to tone. What I love about this Nip + Fab it comes in 60 cotton pads and I just have to swap on my face, also it does not smell nasty at all. Great product for the occasional break out and it won’t break my bank account for sure👌🏻

3.  The Balm Cosmetic

The first time I saw the Balm cosmetic it’s because the packaging!  It looks so cute and fun. And the product itself won’t disappoint. I bought the eye-shadow, blush on, and highlighter. Love the eye-shadow, it talc free and pigmented. Also all the Balm products are paraben and cruelty free. If you live in Australia, you can find the Balm cosmetic at Target and David Jones.

4.  Antipodes Divine Face Oil Organic Avocado Oil and Rosehip.


This is one of my favourite skin-care oil that I use on my face. It not only smells lovely, but also absorbs quickly and does not leave an oily residue. I also noticed the change of my skin complexion as well as a softer and more moisturised skin after using it for a while. It is a must-have especially for winter.

5.  Palmolive Bodywash Oil Infusion

Looks like this winter I’m loving every thing rose! I bought this Palmolive oil infusions body-wash rose with macadamia oil couple weeks ago at Woollies just because I ran out my usual body wash. I thought why not give it a try? Enriched with an infusion of botanical oils, this body wash cleans and hydrates your skin. The macadamia oil deeply nourishes the skin and won’t make your skin dry. I love the fact that the smell of the rose is not so strong. It also comes in Jasmine with avocado oil.

That’s all the things that I love for this month! If you are thinking or interesting in buying one of them, I hope this will help. This post is not sponsored, I just love all the products above and this is my genuine opinion. Oh, and also I’m trying to buy every thing local or available in Australia so I don’t have to purchase it online, overseas. Just because…I’m trying to be a goody goody person😜

Have a great day everyone, it’s almost week end!

 

seventy one

Yesterday, my mother land was celebrating another year older, she’s 71.  Happy birthday for yesterday, Indonesia!

I’m not such a patriotic person that can be a role model. I left my mother land almost 18 years ago, to follow my heart and love. I’m adjusted well in my adopted country.  But I still feel like I belong much to my mother land. My love for her is still the same, my disappointment of her still there, and my hope for her to be better and stronger is always always there. One thing for sure, I always love love the food she has!  It’s true that you can take an Indonesian out of Indonesia but you can’t take Indonesia out of an Indonesian!

I wish Indonesia all the best for the future.  Selamat ulang tahun, dirgahayu Republik Indonesia, stay wonderful as always!

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recipe : chocolate mousse

For all the chocolate lovers out there, you should try this recipe.  It is very easy chocolate mousse recipe, not overly sweet which I like.  I often whip this recipe in just less than half an hour, my kids love it, it’s their treat for being a good boys :p

Ingredients:

200 gr dark cooking chocolate, chopped

300 ml thickened cream

4 free range eggs, separated

1/4 cup icing sugar mixture

Methods:

  1. Put chocolate in a large bowl and set over a saucepan of simmering water.  Stir occasionally with a spatula until chocolate has melted.  Remove from heat and remove bowl from pan.  Set aside for 5 minutes or so.
  2. Meanwhile, put cream in a large bowl and beat with electric beaters until soft peaks form.  Add icing sugar mixture and beat until thick, glossy, and stiff peaks form.
  3. Stir yolks into chocolate mixture.  Fold in cream.
  4. Fold in 1/2 the egg-whites until just combined.
  5. Fold in remaining egg-whites.
  6. Spoon mousse into eight ramekins or cups.  Chill for 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Serve with cut strawberry, delicious!

Optional, you can add chopped or swirl chocolate before serving.


Have a great Thursday people!

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