Tuesday, 12 October 2010

photography school

My friend ask me whether or not I could be his model for a photography school he was in on Saturday. While I'm definitely not a model and often feel awkward in front of the camera (and I often don't like the way I look in photographs), I decided to do the favor, and so I went there.

It wasn't so bad, there were 3 photographer, one instructor (and a couple of people stood there to watch and comment), whilst I was standing and sitting down posing thousands of times for the camera while they learn about Hi-Key (well I don't know the terms!).

Got the photos yesterday, and I found a couple of pictures that I really really like, so I decided to share them here. The make up I did myself, and it was hardly anything, put mascara, a bit of blush and that's it, it wasn't that serious after all.

(Taken by: Bayu Sugito & Rizky Sutantyo)


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Musician's place

It's been so long since my last post, I literally have been so busy with life (and so grateful for that). Today is Sunday, and I've been curling up in the sofa at my house, browsing, and frowning upon my never ending bedroom decorating project. Man, do I need some greens for that.

Anyway, I was browsing one of my favorite website; Apartment Therapy, and found these really cool pictures of a musician's home, Jordan. I'm a musician myself, and though my style are more romantic-eclectic, this place definitely tickled my fancy. I mean, how cool is the Marshall amplifier as a nightstand, and boy, that really really works. All the images below are from the website. Enjoy the coolness.

Get your groove on!
Love, Raisa

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Currently searching for...

Pieces for my bedroom ..

A slim tall statement cupboard in cherry red.

A beautiful cake stand. In which I will fill with all kinds of burnt candles; gorgeous!

A framed chalkboard, for a fun decoration. Gotta have this one!

A tall mirror. Tall enough to stand on its own, to put in the corner of my room.

I'm sure there's probably a million things I needed to make my room as perfect as it is in my head, but this is all for now...

Get your decorating pants on!
Love, Raisa.

All images from www.google.com

beauty post

I did my own make up in this photo. It's like vintage inspired-- kind of. Anyway, I'm going to share the products and in this post.

For the face, I used:
Make Up Forever HD Foundation

Nars Orgasm

Mac Mineralize Powder Foundation

Covergirl outlast lipstain

And for the eyes, I used:

Revlon eyeshadow (the lightest color for all around the eyes until the inner corner, and the deep brown for the outer corner)

L'Oreal HiP eyeshadow (I used the black color for the outtest corner, brushing it in to blend with the deep brown)

Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner

Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

And fake lashes (but only for the outer corner of the eye, so that it still looks natural)

This is the eye make up result:

Well I'm not much of a make up artist, but this is a very simple and clean look you can wear anywhere, and it's great for almost every skintone, plus--it's so easy to do. Even if-- like me, you don't do make up a lot.

Be prettified!
Love, Raisa

Sunday, 12 September 2010


Bath and Body Works Summer Vanillas in Coconut.

Trust me, it wouldn't be my first choice either. I would've gone Berry Vanilla (which I did), but my Dad bought this for me and I might as well use it. And I must tell you, I'm so loving it. The smell is just wonderful! The vanilla did not overshadow the coconut, although we get the same warmness we get from vanilla undertones, and the coconut smells lovely, not too coconut-y, but it's definitely there. As if that wasn't enough; they moisturize wonderfully, and the smell stays on forever. Even if you are just using the shower gel, the smell will stick to your skin and you'll have that wonderful I-just-got-out-of-the-shower feeling almost the whole day.

All available at Bath and Body Works.

Happy sunday!
Love, Raisa

Saturday, 11 September 2010

suddenly craving ..

I came over this old blog of mine (definitely was unsuccessful *sigh*), and just scrolling around looking what I would write about a year and a half ago. Then, this image popped and I suddenly remember; my home made apple pie was sooo good. There I shared the recipe, and so now I'll share it here. Enjoy:)

My lovely homemade apple pie. Making one is so easy as it is slightly therapeutic (at least, in my opinion). It's so much better to make the crust yourself rather than buying instant ones at the store, and besides, I swear it's easy to make.

For the crust, you'll need :
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour (and extra for rolling)
1 cup of unsalted butter (cold, not melted)
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
4 to 6 tablespoon of ice water.

Mix the ingredients (except for water and butter) together in a food processor, pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ice water a tablespoon a time, pulsing until the mixture just begin to clump together. If you pinch some of the dough and it holds together, it's ready. If the dough doesn't hold together, add a little more water and pulse again.
Rest the dough in the refrigerator, and in an hour or so, it is ready to roll!

To make the filling, you'll need :
Apples (if you don't want it too sweet, I'd prefer granny smith)
White Sugar
A pinch of salt
Ground cinnamon
The juice of half a lemon
(All ingredients' measure depends on the size of your pie pan, just taste the mixture from time to time and add things you feel like).

Mix the ingredients together and put it inside a pie pan (already lined with pie crust mixture) and top off with a disk of pie crust on top. Put tiny holes using a fork, and brush the top with egg to make it golden and shiny. Pop it in the oven, and try not to eat a whole pan of it ;)

Happy baking!
Love, Raisa

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

how would you like your tea?

Got this images from my new favorite blog Tea For Joy. The design is by Tina Tsang-- a "quirky but dainty designer" (it's her words, I couldn't find other words perfect enough to describe this design).
Without the legs peeping out, these are already pretty, with the embossed flower texture on ceramic white, but then again-- she has to perfect it with a quirky and sexy women's legs, with gold shoes in detail, peeped out of the cup and teapot. It makes it a gazillion times more interesting.

HOW CUTE, RIGHT? oh-- but it gets better. Check out the design of the milk jug and sugar bath below, and caution-- It's to die for.

All available for sale on Undergrowth Design.

Be quirky, and be dainty ;)