Beauty Steal: EMRATA

There is undoubtedly a way to compare oneself to the bombshell, Emrata or Emily Ratajkowski. But this look seemed doable and summer appropriate. Personally I would absolutely don bronzed eyes, contoured face and brown lips, with a high pony, gold hoops and a white top this summer. Now, all I need is her tan…

FACE// L’OREAL PARIS MAT MAGIQUE BB ESSENCE / CHANEL VITALUMIERE AQUA FOUNDATION / MAC UNDER-EYE CONCEALER / BENEFIT HOOLA BRONZER// EYES// BENEFIT HOOLA BRONZER / MAC EYESHADOWS / L’OREAL PARIS FALSE LASH SUPERSTAR// BROWS// SILKYGIRL NATURAL BROW PENCIL (BLACK)// LIPS// DIOR LIPSTICK//

 

\\ Ratajkowski picture taken from Instagram: emrata //

 

 

Voyages: Belitung

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Belitung or Belitong (say it like the locals do), is one of the thousand islands found in Indonesia, precisely off the east coast of Sumatra. According to Indonesia Tourism’s website, the word Belitung is taken from the local language, which means sea slug. Laskar Pelangi, or The Rainbow Troops, is an Indonesian movie released in 2008 that happened to take place in East Belitung. You could say that this island became a checklist on several traveler’s list after they watched that movie. Although Belitung isn’t a household name like Bali, the beaches will captivate you.

NATURE. S U N. S A L T Y H A I R. O C E A N. C O C O N U T. S E A F O O D. P A L M T R E E S. All made my first time in Belitung oh so relaxing! Did I mention sun? It felt like the sun was so pure – no pollution overriding the sun rays whatsoever. Definitely worth for a quick getaway to get some sun, ocean and delicious food. I swear, you wouldn’t need social media. (fine, I sneaked a couple of boomerangs and snapshots just to share the beauty of this island) Especially remember about reality…

x, Mirel

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// VINTAGE SWIMSUIT / BLOOMINGDALE SKIRT & ROMPER / ADIDAS CAP / H&M SUNGLASSES / IPANEMA SANDALS / PRADA BACKPACK //

Photographed by me (iPhone 5s) & Salsa (iPhone 7)

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WATER. SUN. CURLS. WARM TONES.

Those 5 words are currently what I seek day to day. Water from the ocean or pool, sun on a clear sky, natural curls formed by double french braids and a color palette that’s not only black or white. The month of May has opened my eyes to once again embrace color and naturalness.

Ramadhan Kareem, lovelies! X, Mirel

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\\ Photos taken from Twitter //

Voyages: Kuala Loco


Lovelies, I made a homecoming trip to Kuala Lumpur late April till early May of 2017. My main agenda was to attend my university cheer captain’s wedding day. But of course, it was also an excuse to rejuvenate. Regardless, Kuala Lumpur is home and I’d always come back. Boy was it so different this time around. Well, I didn’t visit any white sand beaches and what not but shopping was fun, as well as eating my favorite foods and bonding with my favorite people. Thank you to all who squeezed in sometime to meet me. I love you guys 😘✨ Although I couldn’t manage to meet everyone, this 6 days and 5 nights trip was absolutely lovely. And it was an independent moment for me, since I was able to afford all of the expenses based on my savings. At 21, I’m utterly blessed to be where I am.

Yes, I opted for a jumpsuit as my wedding attire. It was my mother’s haha. Also! You can probably tell that my style has converted to athleisure with a feminine touch. More on this style update soon!

Have you recently visited another city? xo, Mirel

// GARAGE SALE JUMPSUIT // LEWRE HEELS // WOOLRICH DENIM JACKET // MARSHALL’S TOP (ORANGE) // FLEA MARKET ADIDAS CAP // FOREVER 21 CAP // FOREVER 21 TOP (BLUE) // FOREVER 21 SWEATPANTS (BLACK) // CLARKS SHOES // 

Most Painful Ear Piercing, EVER

The lady who did my piercing gave dotted marks with a red marker on the spots that I requested. At this point, I was still questioning myself to proceed or not.

She smiled at me. “Looking cute is painful,” she said.

Holding back my tears from dropping onto my cheeks, I legit shouted at PIM 2’s third floor. “Fuuuuuuck!!!” my eyes were glossy.

Hopefully you can tell that it’s on a part of the ear bone, which is known to be a sensitive piercing area. So imagine how painful that felt. What was I even thinking???

Here’s a minor tip for a distraction to whoever might go through a painful piercing; go help your girlfriend shop afterwards. It worked well for me.

xo, Mirel

// VINTAGE  // GIFTED NECKLACE // SILKYGIRL MATTE LIPCOLOR BALM (VOGUE) LIPS //  

Cozy in Neutral

Hair braided overnight, my go-to matte lipcolor balm from Silkygirl in “Vogue”, and a neutral pallete outfit is how I normally dress for work. I’m on the night shift this month, so you might think it’s rather ridiculous to wear make-up but by the time the clock strikes at 4am, I do not look like this.

xo, MirelOOTD / VINTAGE CARDIGAN // H&M TOP // TOPSHOP PANTS // VINTAGE BELT // BALI RING // JOGJA BRACELET // 

Neon Lights

I’ve been away for a while.

Call it a creativity-block, loss of passion or simply feeling lost. Figuring out what to cover has been hard. I tried, I really did. But I was stuck in a funk. Not just at blogging, but even at life – searching, identifying what I’m most passionate about is still an ongoing process. So I got a new do and it brought a new vibe. I even read through Kayture’s most updated posts to give me inspiration. She pretty much said (almost) everything that I’m feeling and thinking.

I can’t promise a consistent flow because I want it to really express myself. Please bare with me, luvs.

Xx, Mirel

 

 

// THRIFT STORE TOPS // MANGO PANTS //