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  • THIS IS APRIL X SKIN DEWI Giveaway.

    July 4, 2018
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    Hello!

    This is the This Is April X Skin Dewi Giveaway Collaborations

    Below you can read the Part 1 Article to gain more knowledge on how to clear up your skin from acne and how to get a better skin and also to answer the questions which you can find on instagram @thisisapril_ and @skindewi


    So, let’s have some reading moment!





    7 STEPS TO CLEAR YOUR SKIN FROM ACNE - PART 1

     

    1. Finding your trigger foods

    We place this as number one as it is really the most crucial yet the most difficult information to uncover. Most of the time, our chronic acne issues are due to either something we are not doing correctly, or ate a bunch of stuff day after day, year after year, which created imbalance to our body.

     

    We are not pinpointing any specific diet, but there has also been several cases where clients became acne prone after turning vegan. So meat is not always to be blamed. There are also cases where client gets acne after trying out the keto diet. There are also instances where their acne actually clears up after trying a new diet.

     

    Identify what new patterns of food from this new diet It would be something we don't usually consume, but started consuming in large amounts now. 

     

    For some it could be tofu - yes soy. For others, it could be a variety from meats, dairy, and many more. The trigger food differs from one person to another.

     

    So, be aware of what you've been eating. 



    2. Find your trigger habit

    One of my very first client had extremely oily acne prone skin. The client had oily skin since teens, and 30 years later, he was still experiencing extreme oily skin condition - which most people at his age group has dry skin. 

     

    It turns out that he had been having this bad habit of washing his face due to having oily skin as a teenager. He started this habit of washing his face with highly foaming cleansing products as he thought having that tight squeaky clean skin is "normal" and how it should be if he weren't so oily. And this habit went on many years later, even ten and twenty thirty years later. He washed approximately 6 times a day or maybe even more sometimes. 

     

    It is obvious that this bad habit had created a new problem. Over-cleansing and over-stripping of his skin had created an imbalance in his sebum production which in turn caused him to be even oilier than before. 

     

    Treat your skin as a canvas and you always want to start it with a shiny new one every morning before you start applying or accumulating more dirt and grimes throughout the day. 

     

    3. Find your trigger product

    Have you ever had an experience where you breakout after using certain products? 


    When your skin breaks out, always go back to the basic. Use that trustee cleanser and trustee one or two product that you know works for you. Products could also be a new make up, sunblock or it could really be any number of products.

    Sometimes it could even be the array of product combination. When used alone they are okay, but once you layer, it seems to be causing problems for your skin. Take note of it and do more trial errors to confirm. 

    4. Not drinking enough water

    As silly as this sounds, so many skin care issues that started from not drinking enough water. 


    Our body is made up of 70-85% water, but how many of us actually drink enough? Water is used to sustain life. It is also used as a transport and as a way to remove toxins from our body. We need water to remove toxins from our body through perspiration and urination. How often do we get so busy that we forget to drink water, then realize hours later that we are so thirsty and take note of our urine color as well.


    The lesser you drink, the more your body will try to retain water. You can see water retention from having bigger eye bags (if it appears on the face), or it could also appear anywhere else in your body, such as hands, feet, stomach etc.

    If you feel bloated from drinking, it's most likely that you are not drinking enough, and so when you drink that bit of water, your body holds on to it as it needs the water to sustain life in your body. Keep going, and your body will release the water and you should feel normal after maybe around 5-7 days if you keep up the amount. In fact if you've tried, you will even at day 3-4 feel so thirsty like you've never felt in your life (while you are actually drinking more than before).


    Not drinking enough also usually shows on the skin as dehydration, and to some people, it shows as clogged pores. Water is not the only cause of this, but it most certainly makes it worse. 

     


    Read the rest of the article on “SKIN DEWI” Blog so you can answer the questions for the giveaway.

    Click this link below to get to their website :

    http://skindewi.com/en/articles/detail/7-steps-to-clear-your-skin-from-acne

     


  • THIS IS APRIL GOES INTERNATIONAL.

    May 16, 2018

    HIS IS APRIL NOW OPEN IN MALAYSIA

     

    We are starting to spread our wings to international world, by opening our first branch outside Indonesia at Sunway Pyramid Malaysia on April 2018.

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    "We started as a web based store on April 2012 and now on April 2018, we already have 48 stores across Indonesia and 1 store in Malaysia,” explained Jasmine Jawie, Marketing Communications Manager THIS IS APRIL.

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    Focus on casual every day wear for female age 16 – 40ish, THIS IS APRIL always update on fashion trend, bring great quality and offer affordable price.

    THIS IS APRIL AT SUNWAY PYRAMID MALAYSIA 6 WITH TZZIAAA
    Left - Right : Eugenie Rachel (This Is April) - Jasmine Jawie (This Is April) - Tziaaa (Malaysian Fashion Blogger) - Martia Nggriani (Founder & Owner This Is April)


    The name THIS IS APRIL was chosen because it was started at April 2012 and it is also identic with spring where everything is growing and blooming. “The wish is that THIS IS APRIL will always continue to grow and keep on blooming. April is also my birthday month, so it really is very personal to me,” said Maria Anggriani, Founder & Owner of THIS IS APRIL.

    THIS IS APRIL AT SUNWAY PYRAMID MALAYSIA 6 MARIA ANGGRIANI FOUNDER & OWNER THIS IS APRIL
    Maria Anggriani - Founder & Owner This Is April

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    Right now, THIS IS APRIL already has a huge name in Indonesia. They had collaborations with the fashion icon, Andien Aisyah back on 2016 and now THIS IS APRIL is collaborating with CHELSEA ISLAN, Famous  for a Charity Collaborations, where some percentages of the profits were donated to produce and deliver 2000 shoes for childrens in Papua, Indonesia. Both THIS IS APRIL and CHELSEA ISLAN went to Papua together to gave the shoes directly to the children.

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    Forty Nine (49) stores in Indonesia and still growing, now we chose Malaysia as our first country to go international because Malaysia is a neighbouring country which still has the similar culture, target market and fashion style.

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    “This Is April always update on fashion trend, yet we also consider modest style as part of our collection. We believe with variation range of collections, from casual until modest, Malaysian fashionista will be comfort wearing and choosing This Is April as their personal style. For the future, we are planning not just open 1 store in Malaysia, but some several more stores here in Malaysia and also other countries like Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, etc,” said Jasmine again.

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    Talking about style of THIS IS APRIL, Maria Anggriani looked very excited, “It is casual, so every women can wear it every day. Chic but simple. Comfortable yet still very fashionable,” she explained. The price is very affordable for a great quality and up to date fashion collections. “For now, clothes that we sell are priced between MYR 65 to MYR 80. For accessories like bags, wallets, shoes, scarfs, etc, it ranges from MYR 45 to MYR 105,” explained Jasmine.

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    The Grand Opening of THIS IS APRIL Malaysia which was held on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at their first store in Malaysia which is located at Sunway Pyramid LG1-80 was filled with beautiful Malaysian Bloggers such as Dior Yaw, Tan Tzia, Chloe Leong, Sharifah Rose, Dyana Dyanaf, Karen Kho, Stephanie Lim, Shivani Balraj, Careen Tan and many others.

    THIS IS APRIL AT SUNWAY PYRAMID MALAYSIA 10 DIOR YAW, CHLOE LEONG, TZIAAA



    THIS IS APRIL AT SUNWAY PYRAMID MALAYSIA 11 TZIAAA
    Tziaaa Beautiful Malaysian Blogger

    THIS IS APRIL AT SUNWAY PYRAMID MALAYSIA 12 DIOR YAW CHLOE LEONG
    Chloe Leong & Dior Yaw (Beautiful Malaysian Bloggers)


    THIS IS APRIL AT SUNWAY PYRAMID MALAYSIA 13 YVONNE CHUA
    Yvonne Chua (Beautiful Malaysian Blogger)

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    Careen Tan (Beautiful Malaysian Blogger)

    THIS IS APRIL AT SUNWAY PYRAMID MALAYSIA 15 SHIVANI BALRAJ KELLY CHIN
    Shivani Balraj & Kelly Chin (Beautiful Malaysian Bloggers)


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    THIS IS APRIL AT SUNWAY PYRAMID MALAYSIA 18 TEAM THIS IS APRIL BEHIND THE SCENE
    THIS IS APRIL TEAM


    Written by Jasmine Jawie
    Pictures by Sry Wahyuni & Kiki Amalia

  • THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING #BeautyIsNotJustAboutLook.

    April 5, 2018
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    Fashion and cosmetics are inseparable in a woman’s life. That is why we are expanding our business to cosmetics starting from lip products which we call THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING.
     THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING #BEAUTYISNOTJUSTABOUTLOOK

    On April 6th, right on our birthday month, we are launching 7 shades of Satin Lip Stocking which was inspired by the qualities of a millennial women.
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    #BeautyIsNotJustAboutLook is the tagline of This Is April Satin Lip Stocking. We are trying to remind all women that beauty is not only what it shows on the outside but more to what we have inside. We are trying to amplify that Being Independent, Compassionate, Confident, creative, Fierce Bring Good Vibe and Being Fearless are also beautiful.THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING #BEAUTYISNOTJUSTABOUTLOOK 3
     

    We are having 7 successful millennial women to represent each shade and name each shade by their beautiful qualities.
     
    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING INDEPENDENT 01 #IAMINDEPENDENT SHAHNAZ SOEHARTONO
     

    SHAHNAZ SOEHARTONO
    , News Journalist & Independent Women representing Shade 01 INDEPENDENT #IAMINDEPENDENT

     
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    MATTE FORMULA – NUDE EVERYDAY COLOUR – LONG LASTING & VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR ON THE LIPS

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    Since i was a kid i always want to do something differently. Being a follower is never an option. Revolution will never happen if everyone thinks and act exactly the same – Shahnaz Soehartono
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    I always and always try to be my true self. I don’t need a mask to cover up because being independent also means you are free to live without nothing to hide – Shahnaz Soehartono
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    For me, one of many importance of being independent is for sure about being secure with who you are and what you believe in. It is extremely empowering knowing that you are in control of your own life and your own choices, yet remaining respectful to others who are different from you - Shahnaz Soehartono
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    An independent woman for me is a woman who’s not afraid to stand for what she believed in and can rely on herself, both physically and mentally without seeking for approval from others. And that is indeed beautiful – Shanhnaz Soehartono

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING INDEPENDENT 01 #IAMINDEPENDENT SHAHNAZ SOEHARTONO 7 
    So yes, #beautyisnotjustaboutlook Independent is beautiful


    I AM SHAHNAZ SOEHARTONO and #IAMINDEPENDENT


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    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING COMPASSIONATE 02 #IAMCOMPASSIONATE GWEN WINARNO 
    GWEN WINARNO, A Natural, Healthy Food Practitioner and Pure Foods Company owner also our very own  Compassionate Women representing Shade 02 COMPASSIONATE #IAMCOMPASSIONATE
    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING COMPASSIONATE 02 #IAMCOMPASSIONATE GWEN WINARNO 2 
    MATTE FORMULA – NUDE EVERYDAY COLOUR JUST A TAD DARKER THAN INDEPENDENT – LONG LASTING & VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR ON THE LIPS

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING COMPASSIONATE 02 #IAMCOMPASSIONATE GWEN WINARNO 10
    When i was younger,  I was very into fashion. Nowadays, i am still into fashion. But, beside fashion world, i also am interested in healthy living and women empowerment. For me, compassionate is an action. It starts with a feeling and then hopefully followed by an action of doing something kind based on the feeling – Gwen Winarno
     THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING COMPASSIONATE 02 #IAMCOMPASSIONATE GWEN WINARNO 4

    I see a lot of women with self-hate and not being kind to themselves and I’m speaking of my younger self too. But then as i get older, i become more aware of this and able to practice self-love – Gwen Winarno
     THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING COMPASSIONATE 02 #IAMCOMPASSIONATE GWEN WINARNO 6

    Every little things that happen in your daily life is a chance to practice self-love and compassion. Compassion towards yourself and towards other being. Being compassionate is important. It reminds us that we are all essentially the same. Life is pretty much a cycle, what goes around comes back around. So for me it is always good to be able to help others – Gwen Winarno

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    My goal in life is to share knowledge. When you are blessed with knowledge, sharing them is the most beautiful thing, which for me is also an act of compassion. And a women who is compassionate is indeed beautiful – Gwen Winarno
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    So yes, #beauty is not just about look. Compassionate is beautiful – Gwen Winarno

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING COMPASSIONATE 02 #IAMCOMPASSIONATE GWEN WINARNO 5 
    I am Gwen Winarno and #IAMCOMPASSIONATE
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    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING CONFIDENT #IAMCONFIDENT LALA KARMELA

    LALA KARMELA
    , Young Talented Musician, Artist & Confident Women representing Shade 03 CONFIDENT #IAMCONFIDENT

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    MATTE FORMULA – MEDIUM DARK PINK FOR YOUR EVERYDAY COLOUR– LONG LASTING & VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR ON THE LIPS

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING CONFIDENT #IAMCONFIDENT LALA KARMELA 3

    I am a musician, an actress and i also have a law degree. If i am not confident i won’t be where i am today. I feel most confident when i’m on stage, owning my music. I also feel it takes a lot of guts and confident to do my law degree at my age when everyone else were a decade younger – Lala Karmela

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    Being confident is essential. It is a surviving kit. A tool to receive respect from one’s surrounding when used well – Lala Karmela

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    A confident woman is a woman who is owning every action with class and grace. Who takes care of oneself and comfortable in their own skin and that is indeed beautiful – Lala Karmela

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    So #beautyisnotjustaboutlook . Being confident is beautiful – Lala Karmela

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    I am Lala Karmela and #IAMCONFIDENT

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    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING CREATIVE #IAMCREATIVE MARTHA PURI IDEKUHANDMADE

    MARTHA PURI
    , The creative brain behind @Idekuhandmade representing Shade 04 CREATIVE #IAMCREATIVE

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING CREATIVE #IAMCREATIVE MARTHA PURI IDEKUHANDMADE 2

    MATTE FORMULA – MAUVE PINK  FOR YOUR EVERYDAY COLOUR– LONG LASTING & VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR ON THE LIPS

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING CREATIVE #IAMCREATIVE MARTHA PURI IDEKUHANDMADE 3

    I’ve always been making craft since i was a kid. I always make something myself for a gift when my friends were having their birthdays. I feel that if its handmade by me, there’s an extra touch to it – Martha Puri

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING CREATIVE #IAMCREATIVE MARTHA PURI IDEKUHANDMADE 4

    I used to work as a graphic designer for a tv station but working for a corporate for me wasn’t creative enough. I couldn’t be able to explore my creativity more – Martha Puri

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING CREATIVE #IAMCREATIVE MARTHA PURI IDEKUHANDMADE 7

    I started @idekuhandmade purely out of hobby  with 500.000 rupiahs and it goes really well from there. My business also empower woman around my area, so they can have added income and still have a whole lot of time for their family – Martha Puri

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    A creative woman is a woman with endless energy and always try to make everything better and more interesting. And that is beautiful – Martha Puri

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    So yes, #beautyisnotjustaboutlook , Creative is beautiful – Martha Puri

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING CREATIVE #IAMCREATIVE MARTHA PURI IDEKUHANDMADE 5

    I am Martha Puri and #IAMCREATIVE

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    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FIERCE #IAMFIERCE NICOLINE PATRICIA MALINA

    NICOLINE PATRICIA MALINA
    , The world class professional fashion photographer representing Shade 05 FIERCE #IAMFIERCE

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FIERCE #IAMFIERCE NICOLINE PATRICIA MALINA 2

    MATTE FORMULA – DEEP RED FOR YOUR FIERCE LOOK– LONG LASTING & VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR ON THE LIPS

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FIERCE #IAMFIERCE NICOLINE PATRICIA MALINA 4

    I started as fashion designer, makeup artist also model. I also tried being a painter. But somehow i felt it wasn’t fierce enough for me – Nicoline Patricia Malina

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FIERCE #IAMFIERCE NICOLINE PATRICIA MALINA 6

    I learned photography as an autodidact. I didn’t have lights and other professional equipment  and i shot pictures with whatever i had. But that didn’t make me feel small, It somehow made the photographs very personal. I think that’s fierce  – Nicoline Patricia Malina

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FIERCE #IAMFIERCE NICOLINE PATRICIA MALINA 7

    One of the most fierce moment of being a photographer is when i took pictures of tigers. I was inside the tiger cage and although there were guards, the tigers were not really tamed. The best shot was actually the last picture when the tiger jumped at me and i fell down.  It was unforgettable – Nicoline Patricia Malina

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FIERCE #IAMFIERCE NICOLINE PATRICIA MALINA 8

    A woman who are fierce is a woman who is passionate, who will try their best in what they do,  with whatever they have at hand. And most of all they love what they are doing – Nicoline Patricia Malina

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    So yes #beautyisnotjustaboutlook . Fierce is beautiful – Nicoline Patricia Malina

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FIERCE #IAMFIERCE NICOLINE PATRICIA MALINA 5

    I am Nicoline Patricia Malina and #IAMFIERCE

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    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING GOOD VIBE 06 #IBRINGGOODVIBE KAREN CARLOTTA

    KAREN CARLOTTA
    , Pastry Chef & Owner Union Brasserie representing Shade 05 GOOD VIBE #IBRINGGOODVIBE

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING GOOD VIBE 06 #IBRINGGOODVIBE KAREN CARLOTTA 2

    METALLIC MATTE FORMULA – NUDE BROWN COLOURED WITH A TOUCH OF GOLD GLITTER TO ADD A SPARK OF GOOD VIBE – LONG LASTING & VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR ON THE LIPS

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING GOOD VIBE 06 #IBRINGGOODVIBE KAREN CARLOTTA 4

    Before i worked as a pastry chef, i worked in a bank. But it did not bring the joy in me. I got sick because i didn’t love what i do. You know that if you do something that doesn’t bring you joy, you will not be happy. So, i realised that i have to follow my passion – Karen Carlotta

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    It was not an easy road. But those experiences made me sure that pastry & bakery really makes me happy. And it is not only me who is happy. My family is happy, people that enjoys my cake also happy. Everybody is happy. I  mean, who doesn’t love cakes and sweets? – Karen Carlotta

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    So, I am happy being a pastry chef and i bring good vibe to others around me and also to those who enjoy my work. What can be better than that? – Karen Carlotta

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    And a women who is happy and bring good vibe is indeed beautiful – Karen Carlotta

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING GOOD VIBE 06 #IBRINGGOODVIBE KAREN CARLOTTA 6

    So yes #beautyisnotjustaboutlook . To bring Good vibe is beautiful - – Karen Carlotta

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING GOOD VIBE 06 #IBRINGGOODVIBE KAREN CARLOTTA 5

    I am Karen Carlotta and #IBRINGGOODVIBE


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    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FEARLESS MARISCHKA PRUEDENCE #IAMFEARLESS

    MARISCHKA PRUEDENCE
    , Travel Blogger & Happy Diver representing Shade 07 FEARLESS #IAMFEARLESS

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FEARLESS MARISCHKA PRUEDENCE #IAMFEARLESS 2

    METALLIC MATTE FORMULA – BRIGHT RED COLOUR WITH SHEEN OF GOLD FOR FEARLESS LOOK – LONG LASTING & VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR ON THE LIPS

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FEARLESS MARISCHKA PRUEDENCE #IAMFEARLESS 6

    I was a hard news journalis. I mostly dealt with politics and natural disaster. It took a lot of bravery and guts to do my work. And honestly i enjoyed the adventure, the knowledge,  the experiences, the adrenaline. And then i started diving and got involved in travel programmes. That is the moment when i feel like i found my true passion, which is diving and travelling – Marischka Pruedence

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FEARLESS MARISCHKA PRUEDENCE #IAMFEARLESS 7

    I quit my daily job as a news reporter and journalist and pursue my dreams to travel more. It is a huge decision to make, but i don’t regret it – Marischka Pruedence

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    I do not believe that there is a certain path that everyone should walk on. Because everyone is unique. And to pursue your dream and to follow your passion is simply fearless – Marischka Pruedence

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    A woman who is fearless is a women who is not afraid to show who she really is, what she really wants and not afraid to go after it. And that is indeed a beautiful women – Marischka Pruedence

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    So yes #beautyisnotjustaboutlook . Fearless is beautiful – Marischka Pruedence

    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING FEARLESS MARISCHKA PRUEDENCE #IAMFEARLESS 5

    I am Marischka Pruedence and #IAMFEARLESS
     

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    THIS IS APRIL SATIN LIP STOCKING 6

    This Is April Satin Lip Stocking is priced IDR 119.000 and can be found in all of our 45 stores (except our Factory Outlet Store at Ciputra Mall Jakarta). This can also be purchased through our website, instagram, line, wa, bbm and also our official store at Shopee Mall called This is April Indonesia Official Store.

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    We are also collaborating with some reputable online beauty shop. You can also get our SATIN LIP STOCKING at : Bilik Ayu, Love By April, TWL Cosmetics, Makeupuccino, Frontcover dan Houseofmakeup.
     
     Written by : Jasmine Jawie
    Pictures by NickNock_28, Sry Wahyuni and Kiki Amalia

  • This Is April 6th Birthday Spectacular Giveaway Collaboration with @maldiveshemat.

    April 2, 2018
    THIS IS APRIL GIVEAWAY TRIP TO MALDIVES
    This Is April 6th Birthday Spectacular Giveaway

    Collaboration with @maldiveshemat
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    2 WINNERS choosen are :
    @michaellaneyssa
    @tanialitadevi

    4D/3N 
    ​FANTASTIC VACATION 
    TO MALDIVES
    PLUS A PREMIUM SUITCASE
    + 10 THIS IS APRIL CLOTHES
    .
    How to enter the giveaway :
    1. Follow @thisisapril_ and @maldiveshemat

    2. Post your best vacation picture with
     Caption: “I am joining @thisisapril_ and @maldiveshemat giveaway” + tell us why you should win this amazing giveaway
     
    3. Tag & Mention 3 of your girl besties so they can join this spectacular giveaway too

    4. Tag & Mention @thisisapril_ and @maldiveshemat

    5. Use #TIAxMALDIVESHEMAT 

    6. Do not lock your IG account

    7. The more you post the merrier
     
    8. Competition ends at the end of April

    9. Winners will be announced on early May 2018

    10. The trip will be on 18 - 22 May 2018. So, make sure you have your passport (6 months validity before departure) and available to go on date mentioned

    11. Winners will be contacted by our team after the announcement

    12. Winners will be chosen based on picture quality, timeline feed, captions and amount of giveaway entry. In all matters, the decision of the judges shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into

    13. This contest prize is neither transferable nor convertible to cash

    14. The prize is not transferable to another person

    15. This Is April clothes given must be worn on Maldives Vacation for photo and video needs

    16. Only female can enter the giveaway since This Is April is a female fashion brand

    THE GIVEAWAY INCLUDES :
    Return Flight Jakarta – Maldives
    Four Stars Hotel Accomodation
    Airport Return Transport on Maldives
    One Day Resort trip
    1 Cabin size Premium Luggage 
    10 This Is April clothes based on the winners choices which must be worn at Maldives for photo and videoshoots
    Meals ​and or Meals Budget​

    ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP :
    Snorkelling activities & equipment rents
    Authentic Sandbank Lunch
    Sunset Picnic
    Dolphin Cruising
    Safari Yacht floating bar and DJ
    Male City Tour
    Tour Guide from Maldives
    Paddleboat & Canoe
    Photographer from This Is April team (we will make a vlog for the journey which will be uploaded on instagram and youtube)
    GoPro & Drone documentation from Maldives Hemat
    21% service tax from local government
    Cost of Environmental Conservation
    Local tour guide tipping​

    NOT INCLUDED IN THIS GIVEAWAY :
    Personal needs
    Transport & Accomodation to and from Jakarta
    Passport

  • THIS IS APRIL X CHELSEA ISLAN GOES TO PAPUA TO DELIVER SHOES FOR CHILDREN IN WAMENA AND SENTANI.

    March 12, 2018
    THIS IS APRIL X CHELSEA ISLAN GOES TO PAPUA TO DELIVER SHOES FOR CHILDREN IN WAMENA AND SENTANI image
     this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua - gunung susu wamena

    October 2017, This Is April launched a new collaboration with Chelsea Islan called This Is April X Chelsea Islan Charity Collaboration. Some percentages of the profits were donated to produce and delivering shoes for children in Papua.

    February 8th - 13th 2018, This Is April team (Jasmine & Ayu) and Chelsea Islan went to Papua to deliver the shoes directly to a few student centres. Two thousands shoes were produced and delivered to 20 student centres at Wamena and Sentani.

    We managed to visit 3 places to deliver 300 pairs of shoes. Those three places were Tunas Harapan Student Centre at Potikelek, Gunung Susu Student Centre and Yosua Student Centre at Sinakma. All located at Wamena.
     
    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua at soekarna hatta terminal 3
     
    Let’s start from day one. We went at 22.45 WIB from Terminal 3 Soekarno Hatta by Garuda Airlines. It was almost a six hour flight. We took a direct flight to Sentani and arrived at 06.10 WIT. Sentani is two hours ahead Jakarta, so it was still 4 am Jakarta time when we step our foot at Papua.

    We had breakfast while we were waiting for our next flight with Trigana Air to Wamena. The earliest flight from Sentani to Wamena by is at 7.45 and 8 am. But we took the 10.20 flight by Trigana in case our flight from Jakarta got delayed. It took around 40 minutes to get from Sentani to Wamena by jet. If you use ATR plane it would take 15 minutes longer.
     
    this is april x chelsea islan at sentani airport to wamena
     
    We arrived at Wamena at 11 am and the temperature was nice. It was a bright day but the temperature is certainly cooler than Sentani, which was around 24 degree celsius. We got to our hotel which was not far from the airport. We put our luggage and had the chance to rest for 30 minutes and again get ready to visit the first school to deliver the shoes.
     
    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua at potikelek wamena
     
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    The first school that we visit is called Tunas Harapan Student Centre at Potikelek Wamena.  We were greeted with traditional dances. The children were outside, lining up and dancing when we arrived and gave us flower necklaces that they made themselves. It was a mix of paper flower and Plastik Flower which is a real flower that looks like plastic and is commonly found in Wamena.
     
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    It was such a touching moment, some of the kids came only with sandals or not wearing any sole at all. Chelsea Islan and us were helping them to tied up there shoes and had a little chat.

    Some 12-14 years old girls came up to us and gave us a Noken. Noken is what we put on our head. It is a multifunctional knotted or woven bag native to the Papua. It is usually hung from the head to bring various goods from carrots, potato, woods even children!. Can you imagine how strong their heads are? Amazing. These girls handmade the noken and gave it to us. It was very personal, it was truly sweet.
     
    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua wearing noken 

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    We were there until it gets quite dark and some of the children were running with our cars as we left. They were so happy. The spark on their eyes were priceless. That was the first spot and the first day. We have delivered 100 pairs of shoes out of 2000 pairs that we have spread along Wamena and Sentani.

    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua with langkah kasih

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    Our hotel had no air conditioner in it. We did not need it though, since the night was always raining and it was around 15 degree Celsius every night. It was one of the best night ever since we did not get enough sleep on the plane the night before and the beyond happy feelings we got after visiting Potikelek.

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    We went to two different schools on the next day. It was Gunung Susu Children Centre dan Yosua Children Centre at Sinakma. A hundred pairs of shoes were given to each of the children centre. It was as touching as the first one. Some of the children came without shoes or sandals and they wanted to go home bringing the shoes on their hands. They were not wearing it home. When Chelsea Islan asked them why, they said because they don’t want the shoes to get dirty because they love the shoes so much. That statement hit us. For most of us, shoes we care about are those branded and hyped shoes, while for them, they just love the shoes because they do not have any. After we talked to the children that the shoes were given to be worn to protect their shoes, they were willing to wear it. Another deep thoughts came to us.
     
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    Chelsea couldn’t stop her tears from flowing. We surely were very touched. Urban city life sometimes move too fast that makes us restless and overlooked little stuff in life which we should be grateful for, little stuff that really matters. That moment, we realized that we have been blessed and it was such a blessing to be able to share the happiness with the children in Papua.
     
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    There are in total 2000 pairs of shoes that were produced from This Is April X Chelsea Islan, but we visit three places only and delivered 300 ourselves. The other 1700 pairs were delivered by Compassion which was collaborated with Langkah Kasih.
     
    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua - mukoko wamena this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua - schop wamena
     
    It was raining after we left Yosua Children Centre at Sinakma Wamena. So, we decided to stop by to have some warm coffee. Schop Coffee Shop which was located at Irian Street was said one of the best. It was a small coffee shop, they serve Wamena Coffee. It was one of the best moment as well. Good coffee, good people and we were at Papua. If you plan to visit Wamena, you might want to try another coffee shop too called Mukoko which is located just on the front of Wamena airport. They also sell Wamena Coffee Bean. There is also another place worth to visit called Hotel / Kafe Jerman, but we did not get the chance to visit because it took around 1.5 hours from central Wamena to get to the place. The view is great they say, but than we did not fully regret that we did not go because we went to a place which we can say Paradise.

    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua otw to habema

    The next day, we started early at 6.30 am and heading to Habema Lake, the highest lake in Indonesia located at 3225 meter above sea level. It was more than two hours drive, but it certainly was not boring at all. The view was literally breathtaking. We first stopped at an army basecamp at Napua District. We had to report our journey for safety reason. After that we drove to Habema Lake. We couldn’t help but to stop the car and enjoy the scenery. The clouds were like a blanket beneath our feet. It felt like the world above the clouds. Nothing really beats the beauty of nature.
     
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    Along the way, we see greens and trees and rainbow too. First time we thought Papua would be dry, but we were wrong. Papua is very fertile and has a lot of green scenery. We stopped at a landscape on 3300 m asl where we could see the whole Habema Lake below us. Habema Lake is 224.35 ha wide and 9.79 km in circumference. From here, we can see the peak of Trikora Mountain, which is the third highest peak in Jayapura Mountains after Puncak Jaya and Mandala.


    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua at habema lake

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    We took a few pictures and shot some videos before leaving to another breathtaking spot. Oh yea, there is no toilet here. So, you have to go to behind bushes and rocks if you need to go to the toilet.

    We drove another hour to Batas Batu or Papan Batu. The place is even higher up. If you can reach Habema with any car, to Batas Batu you need a 4 wheel drive cars. The place is very remote, we met some native Papua walking around wearing koteka and bringing a huge knife. It is common for them to bring knife around when leaving the house. Perhaps, like us always bringing our phone when leaving the house.

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    After an hour of super bumpy road and amazing view we arrived at 3400 meter above sea level, Batas Batu. It was 7 degree Celsius freezing, the wind was chilly which makes it feel even colder, yet the sun was shining fiercely. Most of us got sunburn, but you know tans and burns fade but memories last. So, it was beyond worth it.

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    We went up to the mountains of grey and white rocks. It was not hard but tricky since the rocks were so sharp. Once we got to the top, the view was oh so out of this world. The white and grey rocks looked like covered in snow from pictures taken. It actually does snow sometimes when it gets really cold.

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    We didn’t want to leave but we had to. We went back to our hotel and packed our things to fly back to Sentani the next morning. Our flight was supposed to be at 8 am by jet but there was a delay so we had to switch to a turboprop plane. The plane was a small non jet plane and the boarding pass was manually written. Some of us got a little nervous, but thank God the weather was great.

    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua - danau love sentani

    The ride was unexpectedly smooth and we arrived safely at Sentani after an hour flight. We had to wait for our luggage to arrive, which was sent with another plane. After our luggage arrived, we checked in at our hotel in Sentani. We went to this one place called Love Lake. It is called by the name love because it is a lake with a heart / love shape surrounded by green hills. It feels like you are in Teletubbies Hills. Its green grass and blue sky as far as your eyes can see. You need to experience it yourself to understand the magical feelings we felt inside. Even great pictures don’t absorb the beautiful vibe. We felt like little puppies who run around happily on green fields. For you who loves green landscapes, this is a must visit. You can just lay down and enjoy the grass scents. It is that beautiful.

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    We stayed there until dark and drove to Jayapura for dinner. We had dinner at a seafood restaurant by the Yos Sudarso Bay. It felt like you were in mini Hong Kong since there were buildings and pretty city lights surrounding the sea. It was very different from Wamena which we experienced the day before.

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    We flew back to Jakarta with an early flight the next day. We bought Roti Abon and Wamena Coffee bean for souvenirs. For those of you who loves to travel, Papua should be in your bucket list.
    We went to Papua to fulfill the mission to deliver 2000 pairs of shoes for children in Papua from This Is April X Chelsea Islan, but we came home with more blessing from the humbling and amazing experiences we had.


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    this is april x chelsea islan goes to papua - potikelek wamena

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