Tuesday, March 31, 2015

La Femme


been stalking my favorite artist Esra Roise, Conrad Roset, Agnes Cecile and local artist Kathrin Karnadi every night and day and yesterday I made one digital illustration following their signature. it's a vintage vogue model. seriously, the first keyword I hit on Google search engine is always 'Vogue'. because I think fab models always comes from Vogue (?) hahaha

hmm I need to collect more fab girl portraits. do you have favorite model? please, please, tell me!

Love,
Cikita

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Current Activity


again and again my weekend is completely same exhausting like working days. beside appointments and weekly routine like I told you in the previous post, I'm trying to pull myself back to where I was dreaming about myself that someday I would be... a fashion drafter and designer. no, I haven't joined any fashion design classes today but I will consider it in the future. and I'm not working on any fashion projects but my current activity really squeeze my brain to work waaay harder. apparently, it's not that easy to be a fashion drafter. --"

as a full time worker in an office from 8 AM to 4 PM and always do the same routine everyday just made my brain feels empty and pretty dull. so, I'm pushing myself to have more good activity such reading a book even though just one page a day, I also bring my sketchbook so I can draw anytime anywhere and I spend more time checking Pinterest, Instagram and Behance for more inspirations and references. those stuffs really help this hungry little brain to be fed. 

I don't wanna get old and dumb.
:(

Love,
Cikita

Thursday, March 26, 2015

My New Skin Care


setelah sekitar 2 bulan berhenti pakai sabun perawatan dari dokter kecantikan, saya ganti ke sabun biasa sampai akhirnya saya tertarik dengan penawaran skin care Oriflame dari temen saya dan beralih lagi ke rangkaian Oriflame Love Nature Tea Tree Purifying Oily Skin.

jarak tempuh yang harus saya laluin dari rumah ke kantor dan sebaliknya itu sangat jauh dan tentunya berjam-jam dijalan bikin muka jadi gak fresh lagi. kebetulan kulit wajah saya cenderung berminyak dan sangat mudah berjerawat kapanpun terutama ketika kulit wajah kurang dirawat. waktu SMA bisa dibilang kulit wajah saya berjerawat parah dan sangat menyedihkan. pusing gonta ganti sabun cuci muka ini itu tapi tetep jerawat gak hilang juga... :( sampe akhirnya jerawat itu hilang sendiri seiring bertambahnya umur saya (mungkin itu yang disebut jerawat puber) tapi meninggalkan bekas noda hitam dan pori-pori yang besar.

saya pun pernah dateng ke dokter kecantikan untuk konsultasi dan beli rangkaian perawatan demi menyempurnakan kulit wajah yang sedang tidak berjerawat. nyatanya, rangkaian krim perawatan kulit wajah yang saya beli di dokter kecantikan berdasarkan resep si dokter sama sekali gak berpengaruh di kulit saya (kapan-kapan saya review krim-krim itu yah) malah saya merasa jerawat kecil jadi merajalela di sekitar wajah. hal-hal kaya gini yang bikin saya males banget ke dokter kulit karena gak semua orang cocok dengan perawatannya dan gak ada yang bisa menjamin sukses atau tidaknya sebuah perawatan di sebuah klinik kecantikan. jadi menurut saya semua itu hanya coba-coba dan untung-untungan. hmm, kayanya saya gak akan pergi ke dokter kulit manapun lagi.

cuma ada 3 rangkaian perawatan kulit dari Oriflame Love Nature Tea Tree yaitu Cleansing Gel, Toner dan Face Lotion. ketiganya punya wangi yang seger banget diwajah. saya akan review satu per satu ya...
1. Cleansing Gel
pertama kali pakai sabun ini setelah dibilas, kulit langsung terasa kenyal dan halus secara instan. wajah terasa lembab alami gak bikin efek muka kering, kenceng serasa ketarik setelah dibilas dan dikeringin make anduk seperti produk-produk sabun untuk kulit berminyak lainnya. menurut saya sabun cuci muka berbentuk gel sangat bagus untuk kulit wajah berminyak dan berpori-pori besar ketimbang sabun dengan tekstur cream / foam karena (menurut kesotoyan saya) tekstur sabun gel gak ninggalin bekas dan tidak menyumbat pori.

2. Toner
penggunaan toner setelah mencuci muka dengan sabun fungsinya untuk betul-betul membersihkan kulit wajah dari sisa sabun atau mungkin setelah cuci muka kita make anduk yang kurang bersih. biasanya pas saya bersihin muka pake toner, kapas saya terlihat berwarna kecoklatan a.k.a dekil. agak gak ngeri juga sih kenapa bisa begitu. selain itu sebagian kulit wajah terasa sedikit perih mungkin karna pas cuci muka saya biasa mencetin komedo dan jerawat.

3. Face Lotion
rangkaian terakhir adalah face lotion. walau kulit saya berminyak tapi ternyata penggunaan face lotion ada gunanya lho! lotion ini tetep bikin wajah saya lembab namun gak berminyak mengkilap kaya gorengan. saya aplikasiin merata keseluruh wajah dan leher kemudian pijat halus dan tepuk-tepuk ala artis Korea biar peredaran darah lancar dan lotion jadi lebih menyerap. packaging face lotion nya juga higienis ada alumunium closure nya.

result:
ketiga rangkaian diatas saya pakai 2 kali dalam sehari yaitu pagi sebelum berangkat kantor dan malam setelah pulang kantor. sebenernya rangkaian itu gak pernah bilang bisa mencerahkan wajah tapi entah kenapa saya ngerasa wajah saya jadi lebih cerah, pori-pori saya mengecil, wajah keliatan halus licin dengan sedikit minyak yang terkontrol.

rating:
4/5 and I will re-purchase tapi sayangnya Oriflame ini prodak MLM jadi bisa aja discontinue dikemudian hari.

oke kira-kira begitu sedikit review dari saya semoga bermanfaat. btw, do you have the same skin type like mine? share your skin care to me please! x)

Love,
Cikita

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UP Headquarters



it's raining outside and I'm here on my desk doodling what I see around me til 4 PM. you know whaaa' it's time for yoga! yeaaay....

Love,
Cikita

Friday, March 20, 2015

Failed Color Palette

A photo posted by UP (@iwearup) on

these are step by step how I make a color palette for @iwearup :D
what to do:
1) I must see the shoe color's composition and make a swatch. after that I Googling some random food photos that have similar colors with the shoe.
2) start tracing the photo I just downloaded from Google and put a little color marks.
3) Ta-da we're done guys!
nope we're not done yet...
finally, your bento is ready to served!


enjoy your bento dear guys!

Love,
Cikita

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hi, How Are You?



as my boss asked me for illustrating a happy girl so I've made it last week. this is not my final artwork. it's just a scratch that I made in Photoshop. because when I discuss it to my boss today, she wants something cute like  'chibi' rather than a girl with a typical pretty face. well, I'm not going to delete it because she's still looking cute even it's just a scratch hehe so I present my lady for you.

today, I just want to say alhamdulillah Allah for giving me amazing day everyday. you send me a bunch of friends and all people that make me realize how lucky I am. I've learned a lot this year and I'm not gonna stop learning. thank you for those who remember my birthday. when reading your messages I couldn't stop say amin amin and amin because of  your kind and sweet words!

masih banyak yang ingin saya capai tahun ini. banyak banget! satu tahun terakhir betul-betul berlalu dengan banyak banget pelajaran tentang apapun. harapan saya tahun ini dan berikutnya mudah-mudahan bisa lebih mempraktekan hal baik yang udah saya pelajarin tahun lalu. yang lebih penting lagi semoga saya bisa menjadi muslimah yang lebih taat lagi ibadahnya.

I wish you all the best too! :)

Love,
Cikita

Monday, March 9, 2015

People I Used To Know

been on another experiment with watercolor and black Chinese ink. I don't like her eyes. I think I must focus to learn on eyes and nose. anyway, how often you think you know the people you hang out with?


and when you found someone's personality that doesn't fit yours, what do you do to him/her? leave them? or keep it cool because you know your friendship won't go further? most of people tend to say no for being picky. what actually does it mean (at least to you)?

for me, it wasn't that clear until I met those people who were called "friend" act like strangers today.

well, I'm not talking about who's right or wrong. who's good or bad. I'm wondering as I get older it's hard to meet a close friend or somebody I really could rely on like when I was in Junior High School. I have real close friends where nobody will leave each other alone even when I want to go to the toilet. I miss the closeness between friends where there were nothing we didn't know about each other. we keep telling secrets about what most people never knows about. we have jokes that no one could laugh but us. we share our shoes, bags, tees and anything. we just love to help and support each other. no hate or competition between us just a lil misunderstanding sometimes.

how many times you get disappointed by those people you trust from the very first time you met them? I could say that I got many. I know I'm not the one who suffer here. maybe those who were being my friend also feel the same; they disappointed with me. and I feel so sorry I couldn't be the one who stand for our friendship (neither you could). today, I realize that we just have a different perspective about friendship and stuff.

the one who usually open now become introvert and vice versa. those days when we shared stories and secrets are no longer happen these days. we could only hear a silence between us because secrets are totally become secrets like none of us dare to tell even just between us. we know each other less and less, we don't have that much time to talk about our stuff or even just to meet in our favorite place. do I really feel sad during this transition? no, I personally don't. because it wasn't just happened like that. the fact is in the process when we manage to have new friends that we met in the college, workplace, community, friend of a friend, boyfriend, boyfriend's family, etc. 

how do we usually feel about something new? happy of course just like when I (or you) have a new pair of shoes. that's what (I guess) my friends and I feel right now. we're happy with our new habit, new circle of friends, new career, new experience and some other things we never done in the past but we do it today.

when we were young all we think about was how to get a good score to make our mom happy, how to get closer to our cute senpai, what movies or dvds we must watch this week and another basic things. I'm not forgetting those memories I had with them. I'm just trying to be real that today isn't yesterday nor tomorrow. today is the day when we must enjoy every single thing that happen to our life. make peace with yesterday and keep our thought positive about what will happen tomorrow.

now, we're grown up dear friends. yes, we're busy chasing our dreams. so many good chances are coming. my boyfie said "even the slowest run is faster than the fastest walk" so, don't stop running. all efforts never fail its result. we deserve anything we want to be. I know we can. see you on top dear friends! :)

Love,
Cikita

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cooking With Daisy: Banana Pancake

good afternoon dear readers! today, I'm introducing my new friend named Daisy. she's really pretty and cheerful like her most favorite flower Daisy. oh, she's from Hawaii! she promised to teach me Hula dance but because she's busy cooking, she has no time to do it. maybe I'll ask her to make a tutorial and upload it to Youtube.

I met Daisy in a supermarket when she's on vacation to Indonesia. she saw eggs in my shopping list and she suggested me to buy Banana. err, I love Banana but why suddenly a Banana?
she laughed at me and whispered something I couldn't hear clearly so she mailed me in the following night and she told me a secret recipe...
what do you guys think? gross or yummm? I've tried it at home. to be honest, I like it! maybe because I love eggs and Bananas too much and when they're all mixed I could say that it wasn't too sweet at least for me (I don't like sweet). hope you guys would love it too! see you around with Daisy and her recipe.

Love,
Cikita & Daisy

Friday, March 6, 2015

Cheap and Chic

Warm greetings from my bedroom!
since I'm now a full time worker from Mon to Fri it seems impossible for me to stroll around after working hours. so I make a lil plan for weekend to at least going out even to the nearest place from home or even just me all alone. my new favorite thing is monthly grocery shopping! and I also buy girl's stuff (ya know it), munchies, and stationery every two weeks.

what I love the most from strolling around is that I could found things or mostly weird things in the corner of the store like no one ever give a sight to it. last  January when I went to a supermarket near my house I saw a counter displayed a christmas's stuff like wraper, greeting cards, santa's socks, christmas trees decoration, etc. the price were reduced up to 80% like OMG they're really cute and I must buy all of them! haha nope I didn't buy all of them just a rainbow parallel lights and chained stars with total purchase only 20.000 Rupiah woohoo! as a saver (not spender) i feel so proud and kinda achievement to always buy good stuff with its best price! x')
did I mention you that I'm a saver not spender? I might be true but for notebooks I should really think twice to not buying it. I really love notebook like girls love their dress. is it good to be a notebook hoarder? no! x( I already have more than 20 notebooks that I haven't use them yet and still counting. I think notebooks and its friends; pen, markers, etc are too sexy for me and tomorrow is some quality time with friends we will have dinner at my favorite mall and I will definitely go to a bookstore. anyway, it's already 10pm so I must hit the bed asap. good night and sleeep very tight y'all!

Love,
Cikita

Monday, March 2, 2015

I Found My Milky Way



hi, I can't believe it's March already! I'm so happy with my new artwork haha it's been a long time since I did something weird to myself. finally, another weird picture on my blog. yay!

anyway, today a year ago, I was so so happy because I finally graduated from university after 5 years (what a long journey)! I remember those days after graduated from uni when my head and heart felt like want to explode because life was getting clearer to me that I have to choose what I really want to do for my life, to make a decision and make the right one.

I once felt like the most desperate uni-graduated who knew nothing to do, doubted my skill and abilities, had no clue about the company where I chose to apply my cv and I don't even understand its job description, lack of inspirations and another stressful days back then. I was drained emotionally and financially.

thanks Allah for always being there in the process. I know that you are the one behind every single thing that happen in my life thank you for giving me clues. today is different. I'm not somebody I just told you above. I know what I want to do for my life, I've decided some things and I wish I've made the right decision. I know what I must do, I'm sharpening my skill or even learn a new one so I won't be doubtful anymore. I'm getting to know more and more about the company where I work everyday and I understand my job.

it took a year to change and still counting. at this stage, I see that word of "nothing is impossible" does happen in real life and for me a consistency will always be up above anything you thought essential. whatever life has offered to you, whatever you give to the world, always remember to stay humble and never knows best! :)


did you notice my blog layout? It didn't change that much. I just added some links you may want to see. go go check them out! thank you for reading my blog, honestly, I'm still learning how to write! oh no, I really need to take a time to write and read more. I will consistently write more, draw more and take a picture waaay often. thank you once again!

Love,
Cikita