January 31, 2013

From Flat to Fab!

This is actually one of the outfit I wore when I was in Bali last weekminus the cardigan. I put on this comfy cardi from Gowigasa to add some color pop to my neutral outfit. I really just love how vibrant the colors are. :)

For shoes I went with these casual, suede ankle boots from Forever21 which is the same shoes that I wore here. They are also one of my everyday-shoes. So comfortable and the color can match just about anything, love them!

And for accessories, I wore this turban that I bought from a store called "Somewhere" in Seminyak, Bali. What I love the most about turban is it can add so much volume to the crown area of your hair. From flat to fab! ♥

Dang, my hair has gotten so long. I guess it's about time to cut it shorter. The last time I had a hair cut was almost a year ago!
Two women wearing turban(s)! lol

GOWIGASA Color Pop Cardigan | H&M Top | GOWIGASA Corduroy High-Waisted Shorts | Somewhere Turban | GOWIGASA Bag | Forever21 Boots
X O X O,
Elle Yamada

January 29, 2013

Trench Coat: 2 Ways


As the title said, I am going to show you how to wear a trench coat in two ways. The first way here is more of a feminine-vintagey style, I think? :)

Trench Coat from Japan | GOWIGASA Navy Vintage Dress | GOWIGASA Bag | Pull and Bear Burgundy Hat | Inspired by Luce Flower Crown | Unbranded Shoes | GOWILENS Contact Lenses


Style number two is more casual and playful with all the patterns and colors. I also wore my new favorite black boots from Cozbest, which I think complete the whole look. Thank you, Cozbest!

GOWIGASA Yellow Floral Top | Topshop Polkadot Skirt | GOWIGASA Bag | Cozbest Suede Black Boots

Anyway, today is our mom's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, mom! Although you drive us crazy sometimes, you are still the BEST mom a daughter could ever have. xx

Alright, we've reached the end of the post! I hope this post inspires you in some way :)
If you have an Instagram account, follow me (@elleyamada) if you would like. I'd really appreciate it, thank you 

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

January 27, 2013

Safe and Sound

Houndstooth Peplum Top and Cross Necklace Shibuya 109
Galaxy Skirt GOWIGASA
Cinderella Shoes June and Julia
Bag Charles & Keith

I know I've posted some previews of this post on my Instagram like a week ago, but due to the major floods that has occurred recently in Jakarta, I was not able to blog because my family and I had to evacuate to our cousin's house that were not affected by it. #excuses

Anyway, I hope all of you are safe and sound now! I heard there will be another flooding, so please be prepared!

Ending the post with pictures of puppies (Hyde's babies):
X O X O,
Elle Yamada

January 12, 2013

2013: Change for the Better

| Outfit: ALL GOWIGASA, except boots from Japan. |

It's not even half of January yet, but I've learned so many valuable lessons... in a not flattering way. Maybe when I said one of my New Year's Resolution was to learn something new everyday, He took it as a challenge.

Life has always had its way of teaching us lessons. In the end, it's up to us whether we choose to learn from them, swallow our ego, and change for the better; or... We can be stuck up, ignorant and worse, blame other people for our unhappiness.
It is always easier to make excuses than to admit your own mistakes and deal with the consequences, right? But as they say, "When people blame others for their mistakes, they learn less and perform worse." I agreed.

You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him or her, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.

So if something goes wrong, try to use your best wisdom and ability to listen to yourself, find out which weaknesses in your personality that are contributing to the problem and then try to overcome them. :)

Btw, don't forget to join our on going Wet n Wild GIVEAWAY here! Thank you

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

January 07, 2013

Wet n Wild Simple Eye Makeup Tutorial + Giveaway!

Hello, it's me, Jess :)
Today I'm gonna blog a simple eye makeup tutorial and some product reviews sponsored by Wet n Wild! This is basically my photoshoot makeup, so I made this right before GOWIGASA photoshoot lol. Talk about efficiency.
1. Start with clean, bare eyes
If you use contact lenses like me, I suggest you use them first. Because sometimes it could get a little messy trying to put em on after the make up done. Lenses I'm wearing: Gowilens Starmish Brown (http://bit.ly/xkp304).
P.S. Skincare wise, I apply eye cream before anything else. Do you?
2. Draw your brow + curl your eyelashes
I used my eyeshadow to draw my brow because I don't have any particular brow product T_T Aaaaand, after curling my lashes, I just remembered that I have to take step-by-step pictures. So, there you go, two steps in one pic for this one, lol.
3. Highlight & shadow
It's not exactly putting dark eyeshadow on my eyelid like people usually do. I just highlight my lower eyelid / eye line and shadow my lower lash line to create bigger looking eyes.
 4. Eyeliner
Lined my eyes with Wet n Wild MEGA LINER. It's a fine liquid liner, I must say. The brush is not too fat nor too thin and it allows me to draw a precise line like this one. For a photo-ready face, eyeliner (especially the liquid one) is a must. It makes your eyes look bigger, longer, livelier and definitely prettier!
  5. Mascara
*brush brush* done! I should have put false eyelashes too for the complete look, but I forgot to bring my eyelash glue (I was staying over my cousin's that day), so I have to wait for Elle and apply them at the studio instead ^^;

Lippy lips
For my lips, I applied Wet n Wild MEGA SLICKS (Cherry Glaze). Notice how my tiny lips got instantly plumped lol. The color is very sweet and natural, plus it feels comfy on my lips!

Added natural falsies *wink*
GOWIGASA Peterpan Collar Top, Elephant Dress
GOWIGASA Glam NY Dress, Ombre Knit Sweater
GOWIGASA Boy Top Tie Dye A, Corduroy Shorts Mustard, Stud Shred Sweater Green
GOWIGASA Fuchsia Silk Top, Neon Chiffon Top Orange

Bonus Round
I got this Wet n Wild MEGA LAST NAIL COLOR (Tropicalia) too, right... And I wanted to get wild have fun with it! Was thinking about some Disney characters that come in this bright pink color and some names popped out in my mind: Piglet, Daisy Duck, Princess Aurora, etc and none of them are as fun as... CHESHIRE CAT! So, here we go:
LOL not bad, eh?

Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara | Wet n Wild MEGA SLICKS (Cherry Glaze) | Wet n Wild MEGA LINER | Benefit Cosmetics Big Beautiful Eyes Palette | unbranded eyelash curler
Wet n Wild MEGA LAST NAIL COLOR (Tropicalia) | Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Nails #2 (Lilac) | OPI Nail Lacquer Gold & Yellow | Sakura Souffle Pens #950 (white) | Mmm in case you're wondering why there's no black polish here, I used liquid eyeliner to draw the lining on Cheshire's face. Yeah, that's how precise the brush is. My Cheshire didn't last long. It went away as soon as I cleansed my make up (ya lah, liquid eyeliner is meant to be washed away by eye makeup remover, right? lol). Bye, Cheshire.

Ahh, done finally. How do you like my first tutorial? Hope it would be somewhat useful for you ^^ And by the way... (as some of you might have been wondering through the whole post), as promised on the title, Wet n Wild is generously giving away their awesome products for our FIVE lucky readers (damn right it could be you)! Each winner will get two products from Wet n Wild, ranging from lipgloss, nail polish, eyeliner and eyeshadow.
Want them all? Me too! >_<


1. Like Wet n Wild on Facebook and follow them on Twitter & Instagram (@wnwcosmetics)

2. Like GOWIGASA on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@gowigasa)

3. Take a look at Wet n Wild website (http://www.wetnwild.co.id/) and leave a comment below this post, telling us your two favorite items from Wet n Wild – along with your name and email address

♥ This giveaway is valid for Indonesian addresses only and the last day to enter is March 7th, 2013 ♥
(Winners and products will be chosen randomly)

Happy Monday and GOOD LUCK! 

X O X O,
Jess Yamada