Bangkok Travel Diary & Barlie Picks


Hello, everyone! I went to Bangkok last month for a buying trip for my newest online store, @barliepicks_id . Sorry that it took me so long to write this post as I was so busy and everything was really hectic lately.


Everything that I wore in Bangkok are sold in Barlie Picks! If you're wondering what my shop's name meaning is, it's a combination from Basic and Girly. I run this shop with my college bae, Leslie. Her style is basic & simple, while my style is girly. Then we pick the clothes from our buying trip carefully by considering the style, fabric, cutting, quality, etc. Hehehe!




We went to Unicorn's Cafe. The cafe is relatively small but it's cozy, we can dress up with the unicorn costumes that they prepare, and the drinks and snacks were DELICIOUS!




We also went to the famous "MANGO TANGO" in Siam Square. I loveee their Mango Salsa and Mango Sticky Rice so much!! Thailand's mangoes are the BEST !




I look fat... but I found HELLO KITTY CAFE in Siam Square, so I couldn't resist to post this photo!!


Another Mango Sticky Rice that we ate in Siam Paragon. It's more delicious than Mango Tango's!


Pad Thai


Super yummy street food~



Overall, the trip was very memorable to me. We walked a lot, carried heavy luggagges everywhere, did lots of negotiations with cab drivers (omg they set super expensive price to tourists), ate a lot of thai food, and many more. Our returning flight was delayed, we arrived midnight in Jakarta and had to go to school at 7am. We were soooo tired! hahaha

I can't wait for another trip.. Don't forget to keep supporting BARLIE PICKS! :)


Marina Hydro Cool Gel Lotion Review


Last Monday, I attended the launching event of Marina Hydro Cool. The venue was dominated with tosca, turquoise, and mint colors and decorated with beautiful things!



Marina is a famous beauty & skincare brand in Indonesia, so I was so excited to come to the event and tried this new product. 

Marina Hydro Cool is a new variant from their MARINA UV WHITE line. They create this variant because they see that many young Indonesian women wants to have healthy and fresh skin by using a body lotion product that is also suitable for their busy daily activities in this tropical weather and lots of pollution going on.. It's SO TRUE because that's what I'm looking for too!



Their ambassadors are Shireen Sungkar ( a famous Indonesian actress that has won manyyy awards and she still has a bunch of other activities right now.. which is very inspiring to many Indonesian women) and Dellie Threesyadinda ( a beautiful international archery athlete). They also use Marina Hydro Cool everyday to protect their skin! They shared to us about how they use this product on daily basis and how their skin have improved ever since. We had a great Q&A session!


There was also a DIY contest . We were given scissors, a tee, shawl, and brooch. We're free to decorate this shirt according to our ideas and the ambassadors were the judges. Everyone customized the tees to be a dress, crop tee, doll, and many more. I didn't win but it was definitely a fun event! ;)



Fun time at the photobooth!


Marina Hydro Cool contains biowhitening complex from seaweed, lime,  Vitamin B3, and UV protection that can nourish, brighten, and protect our skin with cool hydration, fast-absorbing, and non sticky effect. Most importantly, Marina Hydro Cool has aquired the Halal Certificate from MUI.


At the event, I directly tried this product as I could no longer wait to try it !

My opinion about this product:
- It smells so fresh and good
- It gives a 'cooling' effect.. Feels so good when worn under the hot weather!!
- It dries quickly
- It doesn't give any sticky effect on my skin
- It has UV protection which is perfect to be worn before I go out, so that I will have a bright and healthy skin!!

So, these days I've been using Marina Hydro Cool as my body lotion. I am quite busy everyday with school activities and blogging events going on, so I need a perfect lotion to nourish my skin. This product is totally the one I've been looking for. I HATE sticky body lotion because it's totally unsuitable to be worn in Indonesia's humid weather. Other than giving a sticky feeling on my skin, dirts also attach quickly on the skin.

While Marina Hydro Cool gives awesome sensations like a cooling effect (feels like ice melts on my skin... ) and I don't feel like wearing any lotion at all after it dries! I hope after a while I will have brighter skin too!

The conclusion is I LOVE and RECOMMEND you to try this product. Thank you Marina Hydro Cool! :)


ORORI - Toko Perhiasan Online Pertama di Indonesia

"Jewelery is a girl's bestfriend"

Aku sudah mulai suka memakai perhiasan emas dari kecil (pemberian orangtua). Aku menyukai desain yang simple tapi tetap menarik. Nah, minggu lalu aku berkunjung ke kantor ORORI.

ORORI adalah pelopor toko perhiasan online di Indonesia. Mereka menjual berbagai perhiasan dan batu permata seperti cincin wanita, cincin tunangan, liontin berlian, kalung emas, gelang emas, anting berlian, sampai kotak perhiasan dan pembersih perhiasan.


Berikut ini adalah pilihan - pilihan favoritku dari New Arrivals di website ORORI !


Cincin berlian wanita dengan desain berbentuk hati. Click here to view the product.


Gelang emas dengan kombinasi warna gold, yellow gold, dan rose gold. Simple tapi tetap elegan!
Click here to view the item.




Aku sangat suka dengan ide mereka untuk menjual perhiasan emas secara online. Sekarang kita tidak perlu repot - repot lagi pergi ke toko emas untuk membeli perhiasan. Mereka juga memiliki fitur 'Design My Own' yang memungkinkan kita untuk mendesain dan membuat perhiasan sendiri di web ORORI.  Ada juga koleksi Alphabet Pendant yang tersedia dalam 5 pilihan font. Jadi kita bisa custom inisial kita untuk dijadikan pendant! :)

Lalu untuk kalung, aku suka banget dengan liontin berbentuk apple ini. Ukurannya tidak terlalu besar, tapi designnya unik !
Click here to view the item.


Jadi kalau kalian lagi cari - cari perhiasan yang bagus, sekarang bisa langsung belanja di ORORI. Pembayarannya aman, menerima cicilan 0%, dan bergaransi! Mereka juga punya panduan untuk ukuran jari, ukuran berlian, dan pakar (customer service) yang siap bantu kamu... Praktis deh pokoknya! :)
Dan sebagai bonus... ini foto - foto OOTDku ketika main ke kantor ORORI.
Thank you @balandgadun for the photos ! :)





College Life

Hello everyone! My life in Jakarta has become hectic unexpectedly, which is why I just have the time to update my blog today .
Well, my college's schedule isn't that busy actually, but since the internet connection in my apartment was horrible last month, I rarely touched my laptop (I even stopped being a hard-core k-drama fans) and filled my leisure time by going to the gym.


But last week I finally had a new router and a high speed internet connection, so yeah... let's update this blog with what's going on in my life!

Here I am going to share you my campus OOTDs. Well, I couldn't take pic of every single outfit since I almost always rushed to go home right after the class has been dismissed as I want to avoid traffic jam, but here are some of them that I managed to snap. 


You can watch the snippets of my daily campus outfits and activities (what I'm currently learning) on my Snapchat: VHLIE.

Many of you asked on my ask.fm
how my college life is and what fashion business major is. I'm not an expert since I've just started my college life nor I'm a marketing manager / admission staff of my school (LOL), but lemme give u a short brief. 


Fashion Business is different from Fashion Design major. If you design, draw, and sew in Fashion Design..... in Fashion Business, we learn about the marketing strategy, how to do accounting, the job tasks in fashion industry (what fashion buyers / stylists / merchandisers do), the history of fashion, visual merchandising (like how to make the store's display, styling, etc to attract the customers), and even photoshop skills to create editorials / catalogues, and maaaaany more.

I don't draw sketches nor sew anything. Fashion Design major usually creates clothes / a collection from the start and the design is very personal and more complicated according to the designer's imagination..., but in Fashion Business it's usually only for final project. We'll design our own clothes but we don't need to sew it, we can just ask a tailor to sew our clothes, and our clothes are usually more 'basic' and more ready-to-wear, BUT we need to create our shop's interior, display, styling, catalogue, etc. So, it's more focused on selling the products, promoting the brand in a mass market scale. That's why we call it FASHION BUSINESS. Clear enough? ;D


I enjoy learning in college because the subjects are interesting and related to my passion. Of course, there are times where I feel bored during the class, but it's normal... Everyone experiences this, right? And as for the assignments, some are fun, some are kinda complicated.. but I'm still happy because I'm doing the steps of my passion in Fashion! Recently I got an assignment to research a department store (how's the display, store management, promotion, etc), research a specific history of fashion in the past time, and make a my own magazine cover. 

How is it to live far from your parents?
Well, at first I thought I wouldn't experience home-sick as my parents come to visit me quite often.
I don't mind driving anywhere by myself, cleaning the whole apartment on my own, cleaning my own laundry, and ordering meals... But on the first two weeks I couldn't stand living without my mom's homemade cookings, so I went home on weekend. lol. And every time my parents are here / my bro wakes up early, I'd beg them to drive me to school as I'm tired of driving sometimes... HAHAHA.

I live with my bro so I'm not that lonely.. Although my brother is busy, he always looks after me and even brings me along to hang out with him & his gf on weekends (which I'm actually feel sorry about to disturb their time.. so please.. bro... FIND A BOYFRIEND for me!! T_T. I've been single for too long till the level where I feel so lonely and desperate. HAHA. )


I also have a new upcoming project with my college mate, Leslie. We're opening an ONLINE STORE of hand-picked fashion items. We're going to have a shopping trip next week, if you have a specific item on your wishlist, we'll try to make it come true. 

Wow. I've blabbered quite a lot today... So I think that's all for this posting!

Anyway, I've just posted a STYLING TIP for FRONT BUTTON SKIRT on WhatWeLike website. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE! Don't forget to follow my blog there to read the latest tips by me :)