Hi everyone. It has been a long time since I review a product. So here we go, one of the products that I got from my Ipsy July Glam bag, a face mask sheet from the secret key nature recipe in honey. To be honest, I never use face mask sheet before just because I don’t have the interest to try them on, but now I have it from my subscription so why not right. So here are my review | Face Mask from Secret Key.




An Easy Way to have skin care when you travel

I know when we are traveling somewhere there is no way we remember to think about beauty regime like masking our skin, all the thing we need to is just enjoying the holiday under the sun with the loved one, but with this face mask you still can do your skin care in 15 to 30 minutes while you enjoying your journey in the plane.




the application is easy

 As I said before the package is simple and easy to go, so does it with the application. They put way to do it at the back of the package, in case for some people they don’t know how to use it. The mask has a soft scent which I like and it is so refreshing.

The size was right for my big face

As you can see the mask sheet was covered all over my face even my face is big, but I don’t like those part where I think it supposed to cover my eyes. It was just awkward. That part wasn’t cover my eyes nor hanging there wasn’t very useful. So I think if the just put that part over the nose area will be great. Well, you see my nose didn’t get any of it.

This face mask makes me think to have another face mask sheet later on. Ipsy sent me 2 of them but another one is used before I took pictures. The conclusion is I like this product. I saw on Amazon the price for this mask is around $7. I still looking for the real price because I search in ipsy even they don’t have.

I think that’s all my review | Face Mask from Secret Key. Hopefully, you enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting my blog. By the way, do you like to use face mask sheet too? Which brand do you usually have? Tell me in the comment below. Bye xoxo




My childhood memories were full of “how to get rid of acne” sentences. I have a lot of acne growing up. That makes me feel insecure to meet people especially new one who never known me before. One of the ways I tried and seems have a result for my face is egg face mask. After I used this mask my face feels tighter and smoother. When you have acne your face mostly will feel like full of bumps, and I can definitely feel those bumps gone after I used this egg mask. So here is the way I do my egg face mask.

 




 

What you need to do:

– Wash your face (as you usually do)

– Wipe your face with a warm towel (you can leave the warm towel on your face for five minutes to mimic the steamer)

– Separate the white egg and the yolk, chill the yolk in the fridge we will use this again

– Apply the white egg to your face and wait until dry

– Wash your face with warm water

– Apply the chilled yolk to your face and wait until it dries up

– Wash with normal or cold water 

– Apply moisturizer

 




 

The egg face mask is easy to do. Commonly we always have the egg ready in our fridge. We just need to pop it in the small bowl and voila you have a nice egg face mask, the easy and natural beauty secret. This mask is natural there is no preservative nor alcohol which can be dried up your skin instead of repair the skin.

Here is my video so you can watch how I did it. Hope you enjoyed!




Some of us must be having trouble with our skin, especially on our face. Every day we use makeup, we go outside, we took a lot of residues from the product we use until the dust that sticks to our face, because of that, our face deserve to have some cares. One of the skin care I like to have every week is scrubbing. This time I’m gonna share you my sugar and honey scrub. One of the benefits of sugar and honey scrub for your glowing face, it is natural and you have it in your kitchen.

Here how we do this:




  • First, wash your face with warm water
  • Prepare sugar and honey in the small bowl (1 tbsp sugar – 1 tbsp honey)
  • Mix the ingredients
  • Scrub your face GENTLY with the sugar and honey scrub, you can also scrub your lips to make it smooth and plump
  • After 1 minutes of scrubbing wash your face with cold water
  • Apply moisturizer of yours




Skincare is used for making our skin healthier. Some people might have sensitive skin but some might have strong skin to be scrubbed even harder. So make sure you do not overdo whatever it is. Here is my video about sugar and honey face scrub you might like to watch.

Hopefully, this skin care routine of mine is helpful for you guys. Just remember do not overdo it, because it can irritate your skin. We want to make our skin glow and healthy not suffered. By the way, thank you for visiting my blog. xoxo




Breakfast is the most important thing to do in the morning. We need food as our fuel to start the day. Here is one of my favorite breakfast from India. It’s called Idli. This is how we make it:

 

 

 

 

• Ingredients:

– 3 cups rice

– 1 cup urad dal (split black gram)

– 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

– Salt

– Baking soda (optional)

 Steps:

– Soak rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 4 to 6 hours

– Grind soaked rice, urad dal, and fenugreek seeds until becoming a thick and soft batter

– Put in container

– Let it sit overnight, it will be fermented

– Once the batter ready take some portions to another container and mix with some salt (and some baking soda – optional)

– Steam the batter in idli steamer for about 10 minutes

– Idli is ready, served with your favorite chutney

 




*TIPS*

• Let the batter sit in the preheated oven if you live in cool places like New Jersey. But make sure the oven is off and not too hot when you keep the batter inside

• Make sure the steamer water is boiled before you put the batter inside

• Baking soda is used to make idli softer and more spongy

• Don’t put too much batter in idli mold because it will be messed

• Once you touch the idli and it does not stick to your finger, it means it is ready




For some women become a stay-at-home mom is not easy, it is challenging and sometime they just don’t wanna leave their wonderful career that they had before. Become one of them is not a nightmare, we just need to adjust some parts that we were not used to having it in our life before. So, what is it like to be a stay-at-home mom? This is my story.

Become a stay-at-home mom is fun

What else you want when you can be at home and have no dateline to rush? The real struggle is only you need to wake up earlier before anyone to prepare breakfast for the family. When everyone has gone to job and school you have plenty of time to do so many things you want. For a mom who still has a baby, she can still go for walk with her baby or just sit in front tv while having breakfast. Enjoying the time with the little one on the comfy couch in the morning while having breakfast is one of my favorite things.



Less makeup throughout the day

For some people using makeup at home is a common thing to do. When you are being a stay-at-home you will definitely do some “homework” that will make you sweat, that is why it is better to use less makeup if you choose to be a stay-at-home mom. By using less makeup it means less cha-ching to spend. LOL

Sometimes get stressed

As I mention earlier become a stay-at-home mom is fun, but there will be some bad news too. Get stressed is one of them. Being stay-at-home mom sometimes makes us overwhelmed with all of the things going on in the house and all of those things would only be known by us. You have to take care of the kitchen, make sure you do laundry, and keep the house clean. There will be a point where we just give up to be stay-at-home mom and want to go to the beach. Yes or yes?

you are the core of your family

As a stay-at-home mom is not a shame. Yes, we are not a career woman who has a lot of time working outside, but who said stay-at-home mom cannot have a career? Some of the stay-at-home mom these days they are working from home, which means they get the salary plus nonstop family time, what a wonderful life. When you are not around your family will feel something is not complete. you are the core of your family, without you, they will feel empty.

There are absolutely still so many feelings to be a stay-at-home mom, from the stressful one to be the happiest one, but these are commonly happening with a stay-at-home mom. For you who plan to be one, don’t be worried, it will be just fine. Some women are worry because the income will only come from the husband, but don’t make it as the reason because nowadays you can get income from home like making videos, blogs, or selling craft. Hopefully, you enjoyed this post and get inspired.




Tau suan is a dessert that made from peeled mung bean, that’s why it is yellow. The process to make this dish is not so hard but the result will be comforting your mouth. This dessert is served with some crunchy topping. The topping used deep-fried bread makes this dessert even more delicious.

Cheap yet Appetizing

Most of the seller will sell tau suan in the morning and afternoon but you can also make it at home, I will post the recipe for this in the next post. Commonly tau suan sold by Chinese. This dish is cheap yet can make you fill full. Some people have it in the morning as their breakfast some people also have it as their dessert in the afternoon before dinner. There is no restriction whenever you want it, you have it. In West Kalimantan, Indonesia most of the seller will sell it around IDR 6000 – IDR 12.000 (around $0,60 – $1). It will again depend on your taste bud and your budget.

Full Portion just for you

Tu suan is so gooey and thick, I prefer to eat it while it’s warm and eating this in the morning as breakfast make me full until I get my lunch. I think that’s because of the sweetness and the mung bean that basically good for people who wanna lose some weight. I used to buy tau suan in jl. Gajah mada, Pontianak. The seller is so humble and when you ask him to give more topping he will give you as much as you want. I used to add the topping tho. In the morning people buy this after they have their workout or after riding their bicycle.

When it comes to food there’s nothing wrong to eat it whenever you want just remember about the portion, everything has to be in moderation.

 

So are you hungry now? Go get some tau suan, the comfort sweet gooey dessert for your hungry stomach.

Constipation is tough for the parents and the baby, it makes the family worried what is actually going on to their baby. Baby’s digestion is not as mature as their parents, so some babies might have difficulty to pass the bowel movement yet some babies just absorb everything into their body so there is nothing to go out from her digestion. Some of the breastfeeding babies have no poo for days and it can be the babies absorb all the nutrient in breast milk and have the waste only in their pee. So as stay-at-home mom who work alone to take care of my baby without anyone in home, I have some ways to do when my baby get constipated. Let’s get into it.

1. Check the baby wet diaper

First thing I do to make sure she is okay is checking her wet diaper. When it is always full, in good color and enough change a day. Checking her wet diaper also make me sure she is not dehydrate. She might not get constipated but she just need some more time to make bowel movement.

2. Massage her belly and her back

Photo by: The Healing Garden Me UK

The second thing I would do when my baby get constipated is to massage her belly and her back by using baby oil. Gently massage the belly using circular motion from the left to the right to gimmick the movement inside her belly and helping the faces go out easier.

Massage her back from upper to lower side, it can make the baby relax. Remember to massage gently, never put too much pressure as it can hurt the baby. Sometime you will heard the baby fart when you massage her belly and that means something good is going on. Keep the timing when massaging her, for example, massage her for 10 minutes and repeated every hour.

3. Bend her knee on her stomach and put gentle pressure

After you massage her belly then bend her knee and put on top her stomach then gently press it. This way to gimmick her urge to poop, when the urge come than she will be naturally push the faces out.

4. Give her fruit juice or smoothie

Basically giving her juice help her to poop, it is not only prune or apple, mango also work on her. She likes mango smoothie, so I gave her more mango smoothie and it works plus it is natural. Water also help to get rid of constipation because the feces need liquid to go through the colon, but the colon keep absorbing the liquid form feces, so we need even more liquid to get it through.

5. Change the formula milk or the solid food

Some baby can’t fit into some brands of formula or some kind of foods that make them hard to digest. In the formula case, many parents didn’t put enough water into the milk making the milk thicker and that can cause the feces hard to digest. In the solid food case, for some baby that are new to solid food they can have constipation because there is a new thing come into their digestion and need to make adjustment. Make sure to give baby kind of thicker-but-still-liquidy solid food so the baby won’t be shocked and refuse to eat that.

6. Ask the doctor

When everything we do but nothing work and we start to worry because the baby is not getting poop for more than 3 days then we need to ask doctor or pediatrician what should we do next. Some of the pediatrician will give you something like pill to put inside the baby butt and make it work. Fortunately I never use this and thankfully we go through everything with natural remedies. But some pediatrician also will recommend to use something like her temperature to put into the baby’s butt to push the baby’s bowel movement.

Baby get constipated might occurred because of the mommy’s diet too, but this is just for breastfeeding baby. Once a while cross check what we have eaten is good so we can treat the cause of constipation even more easier.

Every baby is different, these are things I and my husband did if my daughter get constipation. Sometimes the constipation gone and sometimes it will be back and once we know the way to treat it we have no worry anymore. Keep asking the pediatrician about something you might be hesitated. It will be more safer. So what is your secret remedy to cure the little one constipation?

Let me guess, you walk to the class and someone just talking to you like they wanna roast you and you don’t even know what is your wrong. So you have in your mind that might be she/he is hating you because of your look. No way! Bullies hate whatever of you.

Bullies are some people who always wanna make you down and wanna make you belief that you are less compare to other. They will hate every second in your life and makes you regret on everything you chose. In this post I will share you 4 ways to deal with bullies, cause I’ve been there. Let’s jump into it!

1. Never ever feel sad

You are the most gorgeous person in the world, that’s why you have some people who always wanna see you in tears and depression. The bullies hate you because they can’t have what you have right now. Keep going on with your beautiful life, the rude comment and dislike is just part of social media don’t take it in your precious heart.

2. Listen but don’t get involved

You are what you are, this is your life. That’s true, but sometime you need to listen what people say about you. Just listen them and after that you decide is that worth it to be what they want or it just their feeling that we are not as common as other people. Never get involved of their wave because society just want something that followed what they want.

3. Speak up

When someone do bad things to you or we can say they bullied you, don’t save it alone in you mind, but share it. You have to tell your guardian (parents or someone you trust that can help you) about your problem. The sooner you tell them then you will never have to sink to the bottom of depression.

4. Literary just walk away

Bullies are bad, so never ever get closer to bullies. You walk away is because you don’t wanna get the negative impact from them and not because you scared, if they are chasing you, go to the safest place you know will help you out. When speak is no longer effective to stop bullies then you need to just ignore them by walk away from them. There are lots of people still wanna be your friends, partners, colleague (you name it), rather than you exhausted to keep all the bullies in your mind and trying hard how can they “accept” me. At some points after they bullied you, they will be tired of doing that to you because you are not get angry or depressed instead you ignore them and walk away from them.

No body is perfect in this world, everyone has their own weakness and that is common to have, it is not a big issue to have weaknesses. For you who had some experience of bullies you are the actual superior person because you can through the big wave and still having the best boat for your life. I was there in the same situation with you gangs. Bullies will never end as long as you get what they want which is your beautiful life.

As a human being we born we bring only our body. The only first thing we need is breath rather than cloth, sometimes even the nurse let us nude on top of mom’s body to feel each other in deep emotion. As we grow up we realize we need things that actually we just want it to make us more “visible” to other. How simple life is. Don’t you think become more simple is better? Like legend said “less is more”. So why we want something we don’t even need? In this post I want to share you some of reflections of our self and why I talk about minimalist? Let’s get started.

Why do we like to pile up things that is not necessary?

It is simply because of our brain designed to love new things. We always want to have new cloth every time we go to mall, even we have a bunch of clothes in our cupboard until it’s not enough anymore. Days in a week only seven, but you have cloth enough for 3 people in a year. Let’s think again how much money we wasted. We could have save that money to travel and see the world rather than buy things that will ended up untouched.

Need vs Want

Sometimes we have some stuffs because we want it without thinking the next step what is the use of it. Our “need” vs our “want” is complicated, thanks for urban life which is always bombarded with advertisement that is showing how easy life with some tools, basically if we see again we don’t really need it. We buy grocery food freshly from market, and we also going out for lunch because we are lazy to cook, this is why “need” and “want” is complicated.

The Power Of Minimalism

Minimalism is not only for your stuff in your cupboard, but it is also for your life. Minimalism can bring you to be an easy going person. For example, you no longer need to be stressed out just for going out and think what should you wear and make people eyes happy to see you instead you will think more about what you feel, if it makes you feel more comfort than you go with it. The more you go being minimalist the more you learn how to be a thankful and respect person.

Minimalism is easy

The very first step you can do is to take a note of things you have and things you wanna declutter. Then you can try to reduce your expenses in something unnecessary like “the third pair of shoes for this month”, it is helping a lot. You can also start by giving some of your item that is not being used in a year to someone that needed more. Start to be minimalist from things you are ready to get rid of, but if you try it in sudden nothing will work.

Don’t be too strict to your self if it is hard for you. Being minimalist doesn’t mean you have nothing at all. Being minimalist is the lifestyle you choose to make you happier and less stress. And also being minimalist is different with cheapskate where you don’t wanna spent much of anything because of money, but being minimalist is the way you simplify your lifestyle that can manage your productivity, your emotion and also ease your life.

Indonesia is a country with diversity. There are more than 1000 kind of tribes live in Indonesia and because of that Indonesia has a lot of different kind of food and snack. In this post I share you one of the snack from Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia. Sumedang Tofu the crispy outside yet soft inside. It is best to eat when its hot.

Sumedang tofu, or Indonesian used to call it by “tahu sumedang” is not as regular tofu you eat that dense and firm, this kind of tofu has half empty or sometime all empty inside. This kind of tofu for some Indonesian called by “pong” means empty inside. Even though the tofu is not as dense as regular one but the taste of it can be creamier than the regular one. I don’t know how do they make it.

As you can see the inside of this tofu is not as dense as regular tofu and that makes it even juicier. Sumedang tofu has savory taste, it makes us want to eat more and more till we forget how much we ate. Some people like to eat it with rice cake or we call it by lontong, some people like to eat just as it is, some people also like to chew a chili while eating the Sumedang tofu, all depend on your taste.

Don’t worry about the price, you can eat it until you full without making your wallet dry. Some seller will sell it as 1 tofu for idr 1000 (around $0.10) and some seller sell it as 1 portion. The price might be varied depend on the seller. These days Sumedang tofu is not only in Sumedang, you can also find it in other places like Kalimantan, Jakarta etc. Most of the seller are from Sumedang, West Java.

Sumedang tofu is deep-fried snack, so you have to know it is not as healthy as avocado. After all, make sure you don’t eat it too much because everything should be in moderation but if you eat too much just consider it as a cheating day.

So do you get tempted to try it?