I'm not getting any younger so skipping skin care is no longer an option. I do go to clinics for treatments but I don't follow a good skin care routine religiously. Having combination skin and a very oily T - zone, I would simply wash my face with Cetaphil followed by Eskinol Cleanser in the morning and I'm good to go. At night, I only add moisturizer in my morning routine.
A month ago, I decided to change that after observing dry patches in my face. I searched online and found Soko glam's 10 - Step Korean Skin Care Routine Set being sold for $199. Instead of buying that, I searched for product alternatives that would suit my skin and budget the most while following their directions as to which to apply first and what to look for in other products.
Here's the product combination I came up with:
Seats were lacking at the seminar today. I'm being ushered to sit infront but the thing is, I don't want to. Besides, there are vacant tables at the back and I know it's there for people who will arrive late. We asked for chairs so we could sit at the back but they didn't want to give us any and insisted that we should just move infront. But, I don't want to and I have my reasons.
It's Saturday. Every Saturday, I dedicate my time to experiment, take pictures, research keywords, write articles, and everything it takes so I could have a complete line-up ready for next week's publishing schedule.
Then why did I attend a seminar on a Saturday? It was a spur of the moment decision.
I have searched online and it seems like it's more of a challenge for women not to wear makeup to work at all. In my case, however, I'm used to leaving the house without any and I get scolded by my peers for doing so saying that I'm no longer in college and that I need to look more presentable. I started doing my brows since then and putting a little bit of gloss but that was it.
This time, I tried wearing makeup for 30 days and here's what I learned:
1. It takes time. A lot of time.
Normally I would choose sleeping in but these days, I have to wake - up at least 30 minutes earlier than usual or I will be late for work.
Make has several layers and they all need time to settle in your skin before putting on another layer of product.
Like other women in their 20’s, I’m also attracted to pretty little things that compliment my wardrobe. Then again, after entering the academic profession, I’m expected to look a certain way and colorful tassel earrings are no longer welcome. Some of the pieces I own have also worn out, oxidized and lost its original color through the years. Keeping these because they cost us money is not enough to justify the clutter.
In this post, I’ve listed a few rules I followed on figuring what to keep and let go of.
1. The good ones.
Separate the ones in good condition whether it fits your style or not. You can give it away or sell it to get something back from your investment. However, don’t throw out the tattered pieces just yet.
What: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Where to buy: Watsons and Departments Stores
Price: P199.00 / 6.8ml
Claims: (taken from www.maybelline.com)
WHAT IT IS
Fit Me® Concealer makeup for flawless, natural coverage. This oil-free concealer matches skin tones to deliver a more even complexion.
What: The Signature Skin Conditioning Serum
Where to buy: The Face Shop Boutique
Price: P1,495 / 80ml
What: St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer
Where to buy: Watsons and Department Stores
Price: P249 / 283g
I wasn't into liquid makeup until I found Maybelline's Dream Satin Liquid Foundation. It is one of BeautyMNL's Best 40 Reviewed Products so I just had to try if it'll change my mind about using liquid foundation on a daily basis.
Air Whipped Liquid Foundation
Our unique air - soft formula provides poreless, satin - smooth looking skin. Extraordinary coverage that does not clog pores. Long lasting and moisturizing all day.
What: Eskinol Pure Cucumber Extract
Where to buy: Drug Store and Department Store
Price: P75.00 - P86.00 / 225ml
- Removes deep seated dirt, excess oil and makeup with Micro - cleanse and Anti - bacterial Formula.
- With pure cucumber extract to help refresh skin.
- With water minerals to help replenish moisture.
What: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Where to Buy: Watsons and Mercury Drug
Price: P1,535.00 / 591ml (20FL OZ)
This gentle, soap - free cleanser was originally formulated for dermatologists, specifically for everyday cleansing of even the most sensitive skin.
Let me tell something about my blogging history:
I have been blogging for around ten years and changed hosts from yahoo, to blogger and currently, weebly. Instead of rebranding my longest running blog of five years, I decided to start over again but this time, I'm more committed than I used to be.
I'm really happy to have found a community that inspire and challenge me to get out of my shell and explore my talent to my limit. I'm not as big as everyone else and still have a lot to learn but here are two practical advice I want to share to whoever is reading this:
What: The Face Shop Collagen Water Firming Moisture Mist
Where to buy: The Face Shop Boutique
Price P450 / 80ml bottle
My closet is a huge mess. I usually wear the same thing specially on casual days and that makes me feel like I don't have enough clothes. Then again, when I open it, it's like everything is gonna fall on me.
Here's a guideline to purging you're own closet:
1. Segregate your clothes.
As to season:
I live in a tropical country so it's either sunny or rainy. The thing about the weather these days is that it's rainy in the morning, sunny during mid-day and then it'll start raining again at around 5:00pm so I have to keep both in my tiny closet. Then again, if you know you wont be needing it in a few months, you might want to keep it in your storage.
As to purpose:
Separate clothes that you use for work, for a casual day out, parties and of course at home. Most of the tops I got rid of are worn out shirts I wear at home.
2. Try it on.
Wear your clothes to separate what fits from what doesn't. A size 6 on one brand may be a size 8 on another.
Bobbie Nails have released the Bloom Collection for summer. It’s composed six nail polishes: Azalea, Carnation, Dahlia, Layla, Peony, and Petunia. As to finish, it’s a combination of a regular nail polish, two glitters, two holographic and one that seemed metallic from the bottle but is actually foil when you swatch it.
What: Bobbie Nails Bloom Collection
Where to buy: Watsons and SM Department Stores
Price: P60 per bottle
1. Being early.
You don't just wake up early, get up early. I don't live in the metro but I'm still working in the city. Jeepneys are scarce during peak hours and traffic will be heavy so I have to leave the house an hour and a half before if I want to get to work on time.
I can still remember choosing between sleeping in for another thirty minutes, having breakfast and getting my makeup done and until now, I'm still choosing the first.
I prefer to clock in thirty minutes before work starts. That way I can eat breakfast with a fresh face on without worrying about being late.
2. Gear up for the weather.
Instagrammable OOTD's take time to prepare and easily ruined with a sudden change in weather specially if you're a commuter.
I'm soaking wet yesterday because of the heavy rain fall. Even my shoes were squishy on the inside because I had to walk through a flooded street to get to work. By mid-day, it was scorching hot. Now, the overcoat that saved me from getting wet in the morning is a burden resting at the back of my office seat or in my arm on the way home.
If you don't like seeing nail paints all over your table, make sure to have a placemat or at least scratch paper before you start. Personally, I prefer scratch papers because you can simply crumple it with the rest of the cotton balls you used and throw it out.
Choose rubber stamps that are transparent and aren't too curvey. It's easier to work with specially if you want to layer the same design but with different colors.
The first time I used mascara, I didn't have a good experience to a point that I would never want to use one again.
So what changed my mind?
What: BYS Waterproof Mascara (15ml)
Where to buy: Watsons, SM Department Store, and Zalora.ph
1. Feeling the Earthquake
It's not like the bell ringing and waking you from a power nap. I'm awake when it happened but I didn't feel it until I stopped from what I'm doing. You may be too busy to care or you're just tired and dizzy but it pays to stop when you feel like the letters on the monitor are moving just to check.
2. Ringing the Bell
Hit the damn bell! It's not gonna ring on its own because the earth is moving. I'm aware that there are assigned personnel to do that but what if they're just as busy as we are and didn't notice? Should we sound the alarm ourselves? Honestly? No.
During the drill, the bell was the earthquake and we leave the building when it stops. In actual, the bell rang a few seconds after the earthquake and walked out of the building after it stopped. Now that's confusing.
The others who are in probation like I am are transferring in our college to graduate, no offense, but I don't want to do that.
I don't want my bosses to be my professors. Seriously, who wants that?
How can I openly write my paper and express my opinion base on my job if that includes scrutinizing and emphasizing their incompetencies and then presenting it to the whole class, people I'm working with, and my professor, my boss. I'm already feeling suffocated for working twelve hours, four times a week for the past three years of my life. I don't want to spend another day with them.
Well, let's just say it's much better than the last time. We had Financial Management in the morning and I feel confident with my answer. Then again, it's the kind of subject that I'm pretty careless with so I'm a bit worried my answers would turn out wrong because of a missed detail.
Lunch break. This time, I actually tasted my food. I'm not worried with whatever question Operations Management would throw at me although I only finished three chapters of it.
Exam came and there were only three questions. It was mostly situational analysis. There's nothing exactly right or wrong with your answer. It's a matter of defending your decision with the support of related literature. Sounds easy but if you're not well read or your're not intricate in essay writing (like I am, unfortunately) it's worrisome.