Inspirational Minimal Bedrooms For A Relaxing Sleep

Paint your dreams in neutral colors and minimal shapes. You will have a relaxing sleep in a cozy, spacious and clutter-free bedroom. The Scandinavian style is perfect for your bedroom. It will help you get the good relaxing sleep you need. Here are some ideas that you should consider before re-decorating your bedroom 🙂

1. Exotic Influences

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This minimal bedroom has some cute exotic influences that make it look even more relaxing. So, decorate your dreamy bedroom with big leaves and rattan decor items.
 

2. Lights Up

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Transform a minimal bedroom into a wonderland space using some dreamy lights at the end of your bed. It’s a great idea, especially for an attic apartment, because you need more lights in that place.
 

3. For The Love of Plants

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Green goes great with neutrals, and plants help you relax and get that calm vibe you really want in your home. There are also stress-free, so make sure to add at least one into your dreamy bedroom.
 

4. Spa Feeling

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This gorgeous bedroom makes you think of a beautiful spa where you can really enjoy your day. Mix white with pink and add dreamy raffia deco items, branches, and a puffy cover.
 

5. Good Night

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Hang pictures surrounded by dreamy lights on top of your bed to bring some magic into this relaxing room. Also, mix neutrals with pastel colors and you will see the calm vibe this space will have!
 
How’s it, ladies? No more trouble sleeping and have super sweet dreams then 🙂

Liburan Seru di Reykjavik, Islandia

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Bjork atau Olafur Eliasson, kedua nama itu pasti sudah sering kamu dengar di telinga kamu. Mungkin banyak dari teman-teman kamu yang nge-fans dengan kedua seniman ternama tersebut. Tapi girls, banyak banget yang tidak mengetahui dari mana kedua seniman ini berasal.

Mereka berdua ini berasal dari negara Islandia yang terkenal dingin sekali. But, this time we are not going to talk about Bjork atau Olafur Eliasson. Kali ini The It Girl akan mengajak kamu untuk berkeliling salah satu kota yang terkenal di negara Islandia yaitu Reykjavik. Kota Reykjavik merupakan ibukota dari negara Islandia dan salah satu lokasi yang sayang banget untuk dilewati.

Dari kota ini banyak orang-orang hebat yang telah terjun di dunia industri kreatif. Seperti menjadi musisi, artis, hingga desainer. Penasaran kan apa saja yang membuat kota ini menjadi The It City to visit, yuk ikuti perjalanan kami…

ps: dijamin deh perjalanan ini bakalan berkesan, aman dan nyaman 😉

 

#Foodies

The Laundromat Cafe

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Kalau benar-benar ingin mencicipi kuliner dengan nuansa yang berbeda, tempat ini patut kamu coba. Karena tempat ini memiliki konsep yang unik yaitu mengkombinasikan antara tempat cuci baju dengan tempat untuk berkumpul bersama teman atau keluarga. Banyak aktivitas yang bisa kamu lakukan di sini, seperti makan, minum, membaca, browsing internet dan tentunya sambil menunggu cucian kamu kering. Jangan khawatir disana juga banyak pemrmainan yang dapat kamu coba seperti Yahtzee, Backgammon, catur atau kartu yang membuat kamu semakin betah duduk di cafe itu.

#Seni

Harpa – Gedung Arsitektur

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Didominasi oleh kaca-kaca, gedung konser ini menjadi hal terindah saat matahari mulai terbenam. Di sini kamu bisa berjalan dari lantai satu ke lantai lainnya, menikmati suasana santai sambil melihat langit-langit berwarna biru gelap dan gemerlap lampu-lampu kota, atau ingin sekedar menonton pertunjukan. Gedung arsitektur bergaya moderen ini didesain oleh Olafur Eliasson yang berdiri kontras dengan cakrawala Skandinavia.

#Fashion

Kiosk – brand lokal

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Sebagai pecinta produk-produk lokal, toko ini tentunya wajib kamu kunjungi. Apalagi lokasinya yang strategis yakni berada di pusat kota Reykjavík pasti mudah menemukannya. Di sini kamu bisa membeli pakaian dan aksesoris khas empat lini desainer dari Islandia. Di antaranya Eyglo, Helicopter, Kyrja, dan Milla Snorrason. Tak perlu khawatir mengenai benda apa yang akan kamu bawa pulang, sebab mereka sendiri yang akan memberikan solusi tepat khusus untukmu. Tetapi, perlu diingat bahwa keempat desainer tersebut memiliki jam kerja (shift) yang berbeda-beda dalam satu harinya.

#Hotel

City Center Hotel – place to stay

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Terletak di tengah-tengah kota, hotel terbaik dan berbintang 3 ini memfasilitasi akomodasi yang berkualitas. Antara lain yaitu 30 kamar bernuansa modern-classic, bebas akses internet berkecepatan tinggi, hair dryer, mini-bar, bebas bayar telefon saat menghubungi nomor lokal, LCD TV, coffee & tea maker. Hotel ini juga dekat dengan pertokoan, resto, kafe, musium, galeri seni, dan club. Bahkan, tempat-tempat tersebut bisa dijangkau hanya dengan jalan kaki saja.

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Gimana, makin penasaran kan sama keindahan kota Reykjavik? Selain itu buat kalian pecinta serial televisi Game of Thrones, kalian juga dapat mengunjungi tempat syuting mereka dan kawasan lempeng tektonik yang memisahkan Amerika Utara dengan Eurasia.

Seru banget kan! Selamat berkeliling yaa…

How to Improve Your Relationship

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Relationships are complex, amazing and exciting. But two people in a relationship can lose their sparks. Especially when there comes a day they wake up in the morning and realize that something’s missing.

 
Romantic relationships are always considered as an idea of loving, and being happy. But as we know, love is not perfect.
 
You and your significant other got to know each other too well. Things have become a routine and the excitement seems to fade away. There are times you start doubting their capacity of loving you.
 
It’s time for you to get some self-introspection and highlight these 3 things:
 

#1 Learn to Understand Before Trying to Be Understood

 
The most common problem is we listen to the reply, not to understand. When your significant makes a mistake, and he/she tried to give an explanation. You listen to them to look up their mistakes. Instead of considering their effort in making things right.
 
And when you get into a fight, even over the trivial things, you often play the blame game. You put yourself in defensive mode which is making things worse. Instead, you have to look for the core problem then find its solution together. Stop blaming and start creating the relationship you want.
 

#2 Recognize The Balance Between Give and Take

 
Give-and-take is a mechanism to all personal relationships. You cannot expect to receive something if you don’t offer on your own turn. Balance in give-and-take is needed. It’s even better if you give more without expecting something in return. Though mutual benefit is what keeps every relationship steady.
 
Sometimes you become selfish consciously. You secretly hope your significant other showers you with affection and attention. And if they don’t fulfill your expectations, you’ll lash out or turn out to be silent for the rest of the day. But you forget to understand what he exactly needs and wants. Don’t be passive aggressive. Communicate it with your significant other. There are a lot of problems caused by miss and or lack of communication.
 

#3 Appreciate The Similarities and Respect The Differences

 
Similarities bring you together. But, differences exist to complete each other not to destroy. It depends on how you look at them.
 
Sometimes you happen to find out unacceptable characters of your significant other. But you cannot demand them to be your idea of perfect significant other. Because it’s supposed to be loving them instead of loving the idea of them.
 
When it happens, remember the moments and reasons why they became important and special to you in the first place. Trust that those things are still true despite the differences. Relationships grow and flourish when you invest and nurture them.
 
Last but not least, don’t forget to appreciate every little effort they put to make you happy. Being grateful is essential in having a healthy relationship.

Ways To Turn Your Passion Into Extra Income

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Perkembangan teknologi dan maraknya entrepreneurship di masa ini, kamu bisa melakukan banyak hal di waktu bersamaan. Kamu bisa membuka usaha kecil-kecilan (atau bahkan besar) meskipun kamu bekerja full-time di tempat lain. Teknologi dapat membantumu untuk menambah pendapatanmu.

 

Hal yang lebih baik dari itu ada pada bahwa di era sosial media ini, kita bisa melakukan eksperimen terhadap sesuatu yang kita sukai, dan sekaligus menambah pemasukan ekstra dari hal tersebut. Misalnya, jika kamu memiliki hobi memasak sekarang bisa dengan mudah menjual makanan tanpa perlu modal besar untuk buka toko atau depot, cukup promosi lewat Instagram atau broadcast message di grup Whatsapp & Line.  

 

Sounds easy, right? Permasalahannya ada di bahwa nggak semua dari kita mengerti langkah-langkah bagaimana harus memulainya. Scroll down to read what to do first and next, to gain extra income from your passion.

 

#1 Define your passion, and be good at it

First thing first, you gotta have a well definition of what your truly passion is. Kalau masih bingung dan merasa ada beberapa hal yang kamu suka dan ingin lakukan sekaligus, maka kamu harus menentukan salah satu yang terbaik. Sebagai contoh, kamu suka melukis dan fotografi. Tentukan yang mana yang paling kamu inginkan, dan pastikan hasilnya cukup baik untuk dikomersilkan. Mulailah dari menekuni satu jenis terlebih dahulu.

 

#2 Define your market

Because you are going to sell it, and ask people to buy it, you have to define your target market. Target pasar dalam hal ini dapat berupa segmentasi usia, jenis kelamin, atau tempat. Menentukan target pasar akan memudahkan kamu dalam promosi dan pemasaran. Sebagai contoh misalnya, kamu ingin menjual kue buatanmu sendiri. Kepada siapa kamu hendak memasarkan kue tersebut? Apabila kamu ingin memulainya dengan memasarkan kepada teman-teman kantor, maka kamu dapat menentukan harga yang sekiranya dapat dijangkau.

 

#3 Be open to feedbacks

It is good to be open to feedbacks before you begin. Coba minta pendapat tentang produk yang akan kamu jual kepada keluargamu. Atau kamu juga bisa minta temanmu untuk memberikan masukan kemasan dan harga dari produk yang akan kamu jual. Dari semua masukan yang kamu dapat, pilah lagi mana masukan yang sekiranya berdampak terhadap penjualanmu nanti. Kamu dapat memilih beberapa orang yang kamu percaya dan memiliki selera atau pengetahuan yang baik mengenai produk sejenis yang akan kamu jual, dan meminta mereka memberi masukan.

 

#4 Have courage to try and enjoy the process

Setelah semua langkah diatas, hal terakhir yang kamu perlu lakukan adalah keberanian untuk mencoba yang lebih besar daripada ketakutanmu untuk gagal. What if it’s failed? What if people don’t like my products? Segala yang kamu perlu tanamkan di dalam pikiranmu adalah bahwa akan selalu ada resiko dalam semua hal yang kita lakukan, tinggal bagaimana kita menghadapinya. There will be hard times introducing the products, but as you keep doing it you will understand that that is just the process you gotta enjoy.

How To Deal With People Who Don’t Like You

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Critics are helpful. The more you do, the more you get criticized. Critics help you to be more successful. Expect more critics as you go further in life. To gain benefit you need to be able to decide which critics will help you do better. But, somewhere along the path, you will find people who treat you differently than others. They judge you because they dislike you. I once asked my teacher on how to deal with people who don’t like me as it bothered me very much. He said, “You can’t control how other people feel about you, but you can control always how you deal with it.”

 
Having to deal with hate or judgments can really get into you. Here are 5 tips on how to deal with people who don’t like you:
 

#1 You are worthy of someone’s energy

 
Critics are good, but what about someone who gossips about your life? When someone talks about you behind your back that means they think about you. You affect them. If you are bothered by it, change your way of thinking and shrug it off. You don’t even think about them, yet they use their time and attention on you. That means you are special.
 

#2 Understand them

 
Sometimes people are mean because they are having issues with themselves. They aren’t able to resolve or acknowledge the problem. They might be jealous that you have something they’ve always wanted. Or they don’t have anything better than minding people’s business. Whatever the reasons are, don’t let it get to you.
 

#3 Be nice

 
Yes, it’s hard to be nice to people who are mean to you. But, it really shows your character. What other people say about you doesn’t define you. Yet, the way you react shows your character. If you can’t be nice, simply ignore your haters.
 

#4 Focus on the positive things

 
Don’t let mean comments get in your head. Don’t let the haters win by thinking about what they say too much. Laugh it off and move on. Do something you love; it will help you channel your energy in a positive way.
 

#5 Stand up for yourself

 
If they have gone too far you need to be able to stand up for yourself (in a mature way, of course). It may be hard, but the only person who will be there for you all the time is yourself.

Amal Clooney’s Inspiring Workwear You Can Try

Who doesn’t know Amal Clooney? Yes, she’s not only gorgeous – and lucky to has Clooney as her last name – but also well educated. Her work wardrobes are too good to be true and we can adopt it for our daily office looks.

#1 Simply Chic Style

Amal Clooney Inspiring Workwear

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This picture snapped when she was visiting a professor in New York. She wore a sleeveless, snakeskin-collared orange Gucci top. And she styled it with a belted high-waist nude skirt, a chic Balenciaga top-handle purse, and nude pumps.
 

#2 Casual-Formal

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Amal Clooney was the picture of elegance on the Columbia University campus. She wore an ivory skirt set topped with a sophisticated oatmeal-hued coat. She paired it with a red Tod’s carryall (that matched her lip) and floral print pumps.
 
 

#3 Polka Prints

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For her first post-wedding appearance, Amal donned a checkered-print Oscar de la Renta dress. With pointy-toe pumps, round sunglasses, and a bright red handbag.
 
 
 

#4 Basic Dress

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Amal headed back to work in Greece looking flawless. She wore a chic cream shift with green accents at the bodice, cuffs, and hemline. A dark carryall, delicate drop earrings, and neutral pumps rounded out her look.
 
 

#5 Off Shoulder Style

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The star took to the streets in London wearing a springy pastel Ted Baker London frock for a day at the office. Amal finished off her ensemble with metallic heels, a structured handbag, and her signature sunnies.
 
 
 
Pretty mesmerized, huh? She’s just too lovely. You can be as lovely as her, ladies 🙂

Gelato & Ice Cream: What’s The Difference?

Back in the day, this saying applied to pretty much everyone: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.”
 
Nowadays, though, one friend is screaming for gelato. And another friend screams for a vegan frozen dessert. Yet someone else screams for sherbet.
 
Difference of Ice Cream & Gelato

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Is gelato really that different? We all admit it. That whenever we take in a mouthful gelato. We often wonder if we’re really just eating ice cream with an exotic name slapped on.
 
They are, in fact, quite different, Morgan Morano assures it. She’s the author of the new book The Art of Making Gelato and was classically trained in Italy. Here are some of the differences between those two:
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The first thing you’ll notice, she says, is that gelato is a lot creamier. It’s smoother and silkier than its American counterpart. It’s also denser, yet it has that elasticity and fluidity that you can’t get with ice cream.
 
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Another difference is, “the actual recipe and ingredients used,” she says. Both contain cream, milk, and sugar. Ice cream, though, is heavier on the cream and typically uses egg yolks to pack the mixture together. But, Gelato has more milk than cream. And authentic gelato rarely uses egg yolks, says Morano. Usually, if they’re in there, it’s just for a bit of flavor.
 
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With more cream comes more butterfat. Most ice creams tend to be 14 to 25 percent fat. Italian gelato, though, only has about 4 to 9 percent fat. Lower fat also means the flavors in gelato come out better.
 
Both gelato and ice cream are just perfect for your long weekend companion. The choice is yours then! 🙂

Message Tees That Will Empower Every Woman

On previous New York fashion week, we’ve seen the latest inspiring creations of some designers. And some of the designers weren’t afraid to add a little touch of political statements on their work. Dior with “We All Should Be Feminist”, and also Prabal Gurung’s “The Future Is Female” are to be seen everywhere on social media right now. Profits they get from those shirts will go to charities.

Here are some tees with empowering message we love:

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image by: Etsy

 

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image by: Chiarra Ferragni

 

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image by: pinterest

 

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image by: chloe

 

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6 Tips For Faster Hair Growth

Growing your hair, waiting for it to get longer takes a lot of patience. There are no shortcuts to it. The key is to maintain healthy hair without damaged or weak strands. Your hair can’t grow overnight, but here are some ways to help it grow faster:

#1 Start from the inside

Eat healthy food that is rich in protein like fish and beans. Some vitamins (A, B, C, and E) have vital roles for healthy hair. Nutritional deficiencies can affect hair growth. For example, insufficient zinc can cause hair loss.

 

#2 Don’t wash your hair everyday

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Shampoos are used to wash away dirt, but it can also take the natural oils. Natural oils are essential to keep your hair healthy and will make your hair prone to breaking. Wash your hair 3-4 times a week.

 

#3 Always use conditioner after shampoo

Shampoo opens the hair’s cuticle, which is why you need conditioner to seal it. Conditioner helps locking the nutrients in to make the hair healthy and shiny.

 

#4 Avoid heat

Go easy with the heat styling tools. Hot tools will damage your hair, leading to breakage. To reduce the damage from heat always use heat protectant beforehand. And don’t forget to set the tools to lowest heat possible.

 

#5 Trim your hair once in a while

Trim Hair

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Trimming your hair will get rid of split ends, making your hair looks healthier. Breakage can cause the hair losing length, shine, and volume.

 

#6 Treat your hair

You’ve put your hair through some hard times (weather, heat, chemicals), it’s time to pamper your hair. Apply hair mask or oil weekly to make your hair healthier and well nourished. It can also repair damaged hair.

Girls, Ini Nih Beberapa Fakta Mengapa Sarapan Itu Penting Banget

Sering sekali kita menganggap bahwa sarapan bisa membuat tubuh menjadi gemuk… atau bahkan menganggap sarapan tidaklah wajib dilakukan. Terutama ketika berburu dengan waktu atau ketika rasa malas datang. Sebelum terburu-buru mengambil kesimpulan, yuk simak beberapa fakta menarik mengenai mengapa sarapan itu penting bagi tubuh kita 🙂

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Sumber Energi

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Saat kita tidur, tubuh kita berpuasa sekitar 7-8 jam dan dalam kurun waktu tersebut, tubuh kita akan mengalami penurunan dalam metabolisme dan akan menggunakan energi yang ada di dalam tubuh. 
Nah, sarapan berfungsi sebagai alarm dari otak ke seluruh organ tubuh dan sistem metabolisme untuk memulai bekerja kembali. Makan pagi ibarat tubuh kita sedang menerima “bensin” agar performanya optimal. Apabila kita melewatkan sarapan, tubuh tidak akan mendapatkan sinyal untuk mulai beraktivitas dan akibatnya badan kita tampak lesu atau kurang berenergi. Bisa bahaya lho girls…

Menekan Nafsu Makan Berlebih

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Salah satu alasan utama melewatkan sarapan selain karena tidak sempat, juga dalam rangka mengurangi berat badan. It’s a big false! Sarapan justru mampu memberikan cadangan energi yang cukup untuk dipakai sehari penuh. Ditambah lagi, melewatkan waktu sarapan akan memicu rasa lapar dan cenderung akan memakan makanan yang manis atau berlemak saat lunch atau dinner time. Hayo siapa yang suka skip sarapan tapi makan malamnya jadi berlipat-lipat?

Meningkatkan Kerja Otak

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Bagi pelajar atau pekerja, hal yang tak kalah penting mengenai manfaat sarapan yaitu dapat meningkatkan keterampilan kognitif otak dan memori untuk konsentrasi yang lebih tinggi. Karena otak kita butuh glukosa dari makanan – karbohidrat sangat baik- untuk bekerja.

Mencegah Penyakit

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Beberapa penyakit yang bisa dicegah karena kita rutin melakukan sarapan adalah maag dan diabetes. Sarapan akan membuat lambung terisi sehingga dapat menetralkan asam lambung berlebih. Kemudian, studi membuktikan bahwa 32% lebih kecil kemungkinan orang terkena diabetes apabila melakukan sarapan dibanding yang tidak sarapan. Hal ini terjadi karena orang yang tidak sarapan akan lebih resisten terhadap insulin, which lead to diabetes risk.

So, what’s to wait? Grab your plate now and have a healthy breakfast then. Have a nice day, everyone 🙂