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wardah shampoo review

It's been 2 weeks since i started to use  the Wardah shampoo series and i couldn't wait to review the shampoo one by one and tell you which one is my favorite of all.

The shampoos are made with natural ingredients and all halal of course. The series consists of The Anti Dandruff, Nutri Shine, Daily Fresh and Hairfall Treatment.

The Hairfall Treatment: Contains Ginseng and Rosemary, i love the smell of the shampoos. It won't make you smell like you're just had a field trip to a local spice shop for sure. It smells sweet and calming. Eventhough 4 days is not enough to really know the result i feel my hair texture is actually getting better within four days.

The Daily Fresh: Contains Aloe Vera and Seaweed. I love the smell and it's just a light on the go shampoo, if you want to use a heavy hair treatment during your pampering sesh, i recommend you to use this light shampoo so you could just clean your hair without any heavy ingredients inside because mixing heavy ingredients could make your hair oily sometimes. With this shampoo i feel fresh and clean + i always do double cleansing with the daily fresh to clean my scalp and hair.

The Nutri Shine: I use this shampoo for 3 days, it contains Argan oil and Grape seed that supposed to make your hair shine, i love the smell of this shampoo the most but i don't think i need the shine effect of this shampoo now. For you who have dull and frizzy hair, i totally recommend this shampoo for you

The Anti Dandruff: My Favorite of them all! I love love love this shampoo. I have a super sensitive scalp and it's so hard for me to find a local shampoo that works. It contains the tee tree oil and peppermint and smells yummy. I couldn't feel the tingling sensation that i expected but it gets the job done! My scalp is all calmed and clear i started to use this shampoo everyday now. For you who have sensitive scalp do try this shampoo! Super duper love this one .

These new series of Wardah shampoo are amazingly affordable but it works especially for our asian types of hair. It get the job done, i compared it with some of my expensive shampoos ans surprisingly they have the overall same ingredients! Crazy right!! Hope this review helps you and please tell me on the comment down below if you tried the shampoo already!

Photographed by Me and Anastasia Siantar
Product sponsored by Wardah


love and relationship advice

You are complete and there's nothing wrong with you.... I repeat those words inside my head over and over again until i believe that i am enough and my past will never define my future. That happiness will come for those who believe in themselves and the universe will conspires to give whatever that you want. Only if you truly believe in yourself, you are the key to your own success or failure.
I questioned myself last night and what happened to me in the past make me feel as if i'm so hard to be loved sometimes. But you need to feel and be complete first before you try to open yourself to anyone else. You need to heal, take your time. Stop rushing... that's what i told myself this year.
Be complete and be happy in your own solitude. Stop comparing your life with others and just do things that please you. You deserved all the best things in life and you could reach your dreams just like the people you admire the most.
You'll miss the most beautiful things and moments in life when you could only focus on your dark side. You're too  precious and wonderful to just exist without becoming the best version of yourselves in life. In the third month of 2018, let's just reflect ourselves, strengthen our beliefs and love more. Love yourself the way you want to be loved by others.... I got inspired to write this post by all of my friends who didn't stop to try to make me believe that i'm worthy of love and a few people who tirelessly trying to convinced me that i was created with a purpose and sometimes the greatest moment in life happen when you don't plan it. I hope your soul will heal and i'm sending my warm hugs to you. This is a love and relationship advice from me to myself....

Photographed by Michelle Tumewu of Momentobyarla
Dress: Patrick Owen
Shoes :Witchery


sydney festival 2018

It's always fun to explore the Sydney festival during my annual break here. I could only visit one exhibition in carriage works on my last day in Sydney. I felt inspired and looking and walking on this multi colored fabric made me happy that day. It looks simple yet it mesmerized all of the visitors. The hippie gone mad in me was screaming HELL YEAH. I felt as if i entered the long lost world of Hippie gone mad, i'm about to change my blog's name into Cindy Karmoko this year and i felt all melancholic and sad about it. I hope for those who read my blog these past six or seven years will still see the essence of Hippie Gone Mad in all of my posts... and for you Sydney.... See you later this year!

Exhibition by Katharina Grosse
Top by COS
Sandals by scarpa shoes
Photographer Daryl Ariawan  


a trip to taiwan

I don't know if you miss our trip to Taiwan as much as i do. I miss the laughter, jokes, food, culture, the togetherness and of course the karaoke session. We bonded last year and can't wait to be reunited for 5 days again this year.
Our trip to Taiwan is so memorable, i learned how to dance to the beat and also accepted that maybe dancing to my own beat is not a bad thing after all. It became my trademark for sure. Thanks to Jovi ahahaha...
We went to lots of beautiful places in Taiwan, from museum to night market to wishing upon the lanterns. We eat at the original Din Tai Fung and saw the owner there too! From street food, $6 bubble tea to an endless fine dining course. We enjoy our Taiwan trip so much especially with China Airlines premium economy and business class service. I'm impressed and can't wait to fly with them again this year. Life after Taiwan? 
We're so busy doing or own work, a lot of things happened. My dear Clara Devi is Mrs.Gempa now. Sonia went to Poland to meet her boyfriend, i went back to Sydney for a month, Jovi went to UK chosen by youtube global, Maria and Eliz are currently writing their own book, Anaz our nyai(or queen) is busier than ever globe
trotting in heels, Hans is still eating the best food in the world, you could see Patgouw everywhere in tv or your cousins wedding even your sweet seventeen party too, Andy found his forte and you'll soon see him in tv too! Calvin our photographer has a wife after Taiwan. So cray right? Time flies so fast and what about me?
Well... I met a few people, accepting myself and loving my me time more than ever, i went to Bali when Mount Agung erupted, that's crazy! I collaborated with lots of brands and my career is going to the right direction for sure, i'll travel more this year and will soon revamp my website. I am content and can't wait to see what i could do next.... As for love life, i got a few advises yesterday from Jovi's mom.... I always imagine how hard to be loved i was til it became my reality, i undervalued myself and always think about the worst that could've happened. I attract the wrong people because of what i think about myself. What if, i let myself to dream a little bit bigger? Just like my career but to my love life? Well.... Let's see if i'm still the same person on our next trip to......
to be continued....


The Santai - Bali

The last time I was in Bali mount Agung erupted but i had an amazing me time in a private villa called The Santai in Umalas area. It was as serene and amazing as my pics above, i spent the supposedly two days of evacuation lounging and resting, eating in bed and trying to think about nothing but my well being. If you come to Bali you definitely need to spend at least two days at The Santai. It'll change your life seriously , treat yourself!

Photographed by Oktavian Putra
Dress by Eesome
Bag by curatedfirst
Earring by Coach
Place The Santai


Weekend in White

Having another annual break here in Sydney, where the sun sets at 9 pm and i could finally have a fancy brunch in the city. I love the weather here and meeting the baes of sydney, catching up and creating content together while eating my fluffy ricotta pancakes. I'm living my dream i know.... I choose my body hugging white dress that i bought from Debenhams before i left Jakarta. So sad cause i won't see the department store anymore when i'm back to the city. I guess everything shifted and people are loving local brands and online shops more than ever now.
Back to my aussie adventure, Sydney reminds me of Milan. A city where you could be as fancy or as laid back as you want and people don't stare(cause it's not polite to stare). Acha and i chose Cook and Archie's as our brunch place not knowing that our initials are C & A too! What a coincidence! We wore monochrome outfits that day and talk about my charming uber driver, her life as a wife here in sydney, my life in Jakarta, our christmas plans and lots of things in between. Oh btw i borrowed the fancy hat from mia sorella di italiana, kezia(thanks babe) just because..... I really love the hat and i need to wear it at least once with a white summer dress! Enough said, i hope you like my outfit and see you on my next post,  Ciao ciao ragazzi .

Photographed by Acha Sinaga
Wearing Ciel dress, Kate Spade Bag, Esmee Sandals, borrowed hat.


why do you need a staycation?

Why do you need a staycation? Renting a hotel or service apartment in the city for one or a couple of nights to unwind, restart and a dreamy continental breakfast in bed is the modern day option to escape from the reality. I love living in a hotel, like the royal tenenbaum! Even if it's just for a few hours of afternoon nap, those small talks in bed....Priceless.
Staycation is cheaper than therapy for sure, a new scenery and environment without having to run to the airport or wearing seatbelts for hours. It's simple and it makes you happy in an instant. 
You could chill with your bestfriends or family, having a room for a day right in the middle of the city so you could have an ootd spot all day err day.
I tend to use the most casual clothes and accessories during my staycation, my go to outfit is always an oversized shirt dress and a bucket bag. To throw lots of things at once, and this time i use my green loev bag! So easy to mix and match with, the pink inner linings stole my heart and it's classic with a twist just like me. Super love love loev! 
Photographed by Timothy Felix
Bag by Loevstyle
Dress by Shopatvelvet
Special thanks to Raffles Hotel Jakarta