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 //

 

 

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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 //

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 //  

Featured in MY LIPSTICK STAIN

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Hola lovelies!

I’ve missed it here on chocomilala 😦 So I hope you’re doing well ❤ Here’s a random thought: Am I normal for having 2 bowls of spaghetti for brunch? Most probably not…

On to the real talk! A while back I was featured in a new blog called MY LIPSTICK STAIN (Instagram), which was established by two of the sweetest and kindest chicks from Malaysia, Atul and Zahin. Their blog is all things beauty, so for all of you beauty lovers you should totally check MY LIPSTICK STAIN out.

Here’s where you can read Mirella Pandjaitan on MY LIPSTICK STAIN

xx, Mirel

Quick & Effortless Vibe in 10 Minutes

At least 10 minutes.

That’s all the time you need to spend on my makeup and ootd, if so you want to pull off a quick and effortless vibe.

Timer’s on! BB Cream, Foundation, Concealers and Powder are important in my book. It might be the longest step, but it compliments my skin. Next, I added color to my face with Topshop’s Duo Cheek – 2 in 1 products SAVEEE time. Then, I brush and fill in my brows. Shit! It has been six minutes… Adding eye-shadow is optional; I mixed Sherbet and Coral onto my eyelids. Mascara on the other hand, is a must (for me)! To finish off, you have the option to use a lip balm first, or go straight to lipstick. Eight minutes… Okay, outfit time! My tip is to wear similar colors. You can stop here, OR add jewelry. 10 minutes is up! VOILA!!

If you give this look a try, don’t forget to leave a comment to share your experience. By the way, I’ve been customizing chocomilala. Lemme know what cha think 😉

xx, Mirel

MAKE-UP PRODUCTS [L-R] // MAC “FALSE LASHES” MASCARA // SILKYGIRL BROW PENCIL (Black) // BODY SHOP “TEA TREE OIL” BB CREAM (01) // SMASHBOX LIQUID CONCEALER (Fair) // ELIZABETH ARDEN EYESHADOW PALETTE // BARE MINERALS CONCEALER (Medium 2)  // MAC “STUDIO FINISH” CONCEALER (nw25) // MAC “MATCHMASTER” FOUNDATION (2.0) // MAC “STUDIO FINISH” POWDER (nc30) // MAC “KINDA SEXY” LIPSTICK // BURT’S BEES LIP BALM // TOPSHOP “CHEEK DUO DESERT SUN” BLUSH & BRONZER //

OOTD // H&M TOP // NEXT BOTTOMS // 

Fall in London (2014)

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Hi lovelies!

How’s fall treating ya? I loooove fall! Wish Indonesia has it.

I came to London for my very first time around the end of October in 2014. Since its the same exact time but in a different year, I figured I did a #throwback post for today.

My one month stay was magnificent!!!! I fell in love with the city 🙂 I loved it so much. Yeah, I had work to do during my stay. I was glad that I did because without it, my experience would have been another common travel story in London. Can you tell I crave for different adventures from the ordinary? Haha.

I was actually genuinely happy, and I haven’t felt that in so long. I LIVED. I WAS HAPPY.

On the fashion note! The rain was definitely something…. It taught me how to dress for the colder season.

I didn’t have to buy anything in KL, except for the black TOPSHOP jacket. I packed either my mother’s stuff or mine. But when I got to London… Let’s just say I had trouble dragging/carrying my luggage heading back to KL hahaha.

My color palette was more onto the neutral shades. Of course, a hint of color was around, and it was red – scarf, bag and lipstick.

Some days were rather chilly so that was the chance to finally try layering after watching Chriselle Lim’s layering video on her Youtube channel, hahaha. (Definitely useful!) I think I achieved the whole “be warm and look cute thing..” what do you think?

Okay, I realize I don’t have any pictures where I wore skirts and my black heeled boots uploaded, although lemme tell you, I wore those A LOT.

Either way I think fall fashion is fun, even when the color palette gets darker.

Wanna trade cities with me, Londoners? 😀 😀

xx, Mirel

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OOTD 1 // COAT // UNKNOWN SCARF // JORDACHE BOTTOMS // NIKE AIR FORCE 1 // LOCAL STORE BERET //MAC RUSSIAN RED //

OOTD 2 // H&M CARDIGAN // UNKNOWN TOP // NEXX BOTTOMS // NINA RICCI BAG // FOREVER 21 SHOES // MOTHER’S EARRINGS/

OOTD 3 // COAT // CANDA TOP // NEXX BOTTOMS // UNKNOWN GLOVES // NINA RICCI BAG // FOREVER 21 SHOES // MAC Impassioned //

OOTD 4 // MOTHER’S TOP //  UNKNOWN SCARF // TOPSHOP BOTTOMS // NIKE AIR FORCE 1 // MAC Captive //

OOTD 5 // TOPSHOP JACKET // UNKNOWN TOP // GAP SKIRT // BOOTS STOCKINGS // LOCAL STORE BERET // FOREVER 21 EARRINGS // 

OOTD 6 // TOPSHOP JACKET // PRIMARK CARDIGAN // FLEA-MARKET (INDIA) SCARF // HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOP // UNKNOWN LEGGINGS // NIKE AIR FORCE 1  // MOTHER’S HAT //

\\ Photographed by: Fikry //

Look Cute While Doing Your Finals

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Hi lovelies!

I am sad to announce that this is my last post regarding to my university days..

You know the saying where on the first day of the semester you look your best but on the last day of the semester, you tend to look….shitty? Well I made sure I wasn’t going to be another victim of this stupid saying!! Haha.

On the day of my literally last final exam, I didn’t want to look overdressed because after all, I was doing my finals. At the same time though, I didn’t want to look like a zombie. Hence I came up with this look 🙂

Want to achieve something similar to my look? Follow my tips:

  • Stick to the neutrals – You’d look as if you tried so hard to put yourself together but in reality you’re stressed/lacking sleep/hungry. Neutral colors are timeless!
  • ALWAYS bring/wear a jacket – I have never been inside an exam hall that isn’t freezing cold! Even if you’re immune to the cold AC, you’d never know how handy it is to bring one.
  • Keep your hair away from your face – My hair is down and to the side but that’s only because I was done with my paper. Put it up into a bun! You can always take it down after you’re done with your paper(s).
  • Wear a bold lip color – Tinted lip balms, lip glosses and lipsticks are great to use because they can light up your face.
  • Choose simple accessories – Bare in mind accessories should not distract you. So wear it wherever you feel the most comfortable. Also, choose short/loose kinds instead.

Some people have started their classes already meanwhile others haven’t. Either way I hope these tips could bring inspiration and be useful for anyone who will sit down in hell during finals season 😀 For now, enjoy the last days of your holiday!

xx, Mirel

// COTTON ON TOP // NEXX BOTTOMS // WOOLRICH JACKET // UNKNOWN NECKLACE // SILKYGIRL MOISTURE BOOST LIPCOLOR BALM (Rose) // 

\\ Photographed by: Fikry //