It’s been a month since I started giving you 5 reasons why I am smiling every week. Sometimes I find it hard to think of anything that makes me smile. Sometimes there’s nothing really but just simple gestures from my friends and family that keeps my day going, especially on the most stressful days of my life. Believe me or not, I have those days. That is why I think you should always count those reasons why you are happy or smiling because that makes you have the reason to continue living. Those gestures can help you get through every difficulties you are experiencing in your life.
Enough with the blah blah, I will state to you the five things that made me smile the past days.
Happy pill #1
So yes, I am still sick. That is why I thought I will be bed ridden the whole week but luckily, No. I was being forced by my mom and my friends to go to the hospital and check with a Pulmonologist or Cardiologist because of some reason that most of you will not understand so I should better not tell anybody *Hides*. And so I did. I visited the hospital and check with a Pulmonology doctor and ask if I have any problem with my respiratory tract. So what made me smile? NEGATIVE! They told me there is nothing to worry about anything. The Doctor just prescribed me some medicine and that’s it.
Happy pill #2
I received another gift! It’s raining gift this month, don’t you think?
Happy pill #3
You’ll know who your real friends are when you are in crisis. Someone will always know if you are having some problems or not. Just a simple question by them asking if you’re okay or not can make the feeling a little bit lighter. Those kind of friends are worth keeping.
Happy pill #4
I don’t usually get compliments with my voice. Rarely do I hear people saying good things about it. Maybe because they got used to it already or something like that. But these week I heard a very nice compliment from a professional guitarist. Who wouldn’t feel happy hearing some good words from a professional musician?
Since I gave you six last week, can you forgive me for giving only 4 to you this time? haha I ready had a rough week so I can’t give you one more than this!
Even though keep the good vibes everyone! Things will get better eventually.
Since the 14th of April, I’ve started using these products from The Body Shop. When I came in the store, as usual there will be somebody who will accommodate you immediately and ask what you you’re looking for. They will also ask you your problem then they will try to give you a solution. They’re like a dermatologist while selling these beauty products.
I actually came inside the store looking for something else. I was being told that they are offering vitamin C serum which I wanted to try since a long time ago. You are all aware about my acne problems, but when you look at my face the acne marks are dominant than the acne itself. Sometimes it’s red too much which makes my face looks like I have too much acne but apparently I only have 3 (Yes, I used the word only). Then I did some research and heard that Vitamin C Serum are good to reduce the marks. So I wanted to try it but they offered products from different line.
I was being told that Vitamin C are really good for brightening but at the same time is harsh for the skin especially that I am prone to acne. They told me not to use it first rather I should use something which can get rid of my blemishes first. So they give me these line of products which consist of Tea Tree ingredients.
I will review each four products for you guys.
Product 1: Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser
The first step with every skin routine is cleansing. Of course you have to wash your face first. Remove all the dirt, remove all the make up then get ready for the next regimen. They offered me two types of cleansers which they said have same ingredients only except that the other one is gel and the other one is foam which is the one that I have. I love the foam type since with just two pumps it can wash my whole face already. It gives you that cold feeling on your face. I love the feeling. I only use BB cream as what I have said on my post before and what I can say is that it can easily remove what’s on my face.
Product 2: 3-in-1 Wash Scrub Mask
It’s very rare for me to use scrub on my face which is based on my research must be done at least 1-2 times to remove dead skin cells. Since it’s part of the promo I took this one. I am only using it once or whenever I want to but it felt very fresh on my face. It can be used as a mask too aside from for cleansing and scrub. I tried putting on the mask for more than 5 minutes but I think if you left it on your face for more than 5 minutes it will start to feel hot on the face especially the one under the nose but maybe just because of the breathing haha.
Product 3: Skin Clearing Mattifying toner
Toner comes after cleansing the face. If there’s any dirt of make up left on your face that the cleansing foam wasn’t able to remove then it’s a perfect solution. Aside form this purpose, a toner soothes, repairs, and smooths the skin’s surface it diminishes the blemishes and minimizing the signs of redness and inflammation. What I like about this product is it’s mattifying attribute. It will leave your face fresh and clean. Unlike my experience with other toner products this toner doesn’t make my face oily. It’s not that harsh on my skin too because of it’s organic ingredients.
Product 4: Skin Clearing Daily Solution
The last but not the least is my Skin Clearing Daily Solution. This is really my favorite among the four. And it was also part of my April Favorites! What I like about this product is that it’s very lightweight. Though the consistency is like oil (but it is not oil It’s a serum) it is easily absorbed by the skin and leave a matte finish. Like you did not put anything at all except that the skin looks healthier.
It feels cool on the face
It will make your face feel fresh and healthier
The smell is very nice
It’s not that expensive compared to the other The Body Shop‘s line of skin products
Packaging looks very pro. Also, I like it that they put it on pump
Packaging is nice but they’re heavy. Especially the bottle ones
I really love the product! I am actually reaching the stage of buying another set but I am still thinking if I should, or I should try something else because my pimples are not yet cured as they promised. But I am still loving it because it leaves my face looks healthier than usual. It’s not dry and not oily. It also feels good on my face. Can anybody give me suggestion if I should continue using the products or should I change it. If I need to change it can you suggest some products?
Maybe the places on these pictures looks very familiar for you, guys. Maybe you’ve been there. But I have only seen it on pictures. I haven’t been anywhere! It’s my ultimate dream to travel the whole world. These are just some of the few countries I wish to visit before I reach the age of 30. But there’s a lot more, they’re just too much to be mentioned one by one. Nobody can deny the beauty of our world. It’s too beautiful not to be seen by our naked eyes.
Somebody once told me, “Stand up and go somewhere nice and beautiful. Travel and see the world while you still can because after 20 years, you will not regret the things that you did, but the things that you did not do.” Which I thought is true.
So by then I’ve decided. I want to see the whole world with my own eyes. I want to meet different people and try to understand their culture. I want to share our own culture as well. I want to travel and be on different places before I cant do it anymore then in the future, I can look at my pictures and I can say,
“Ive been there. Ive understood the people. Not by their language but by their culture. For a few days i felt what they are feeling. It was a bit strange but those days, i somehow felt more alive.
Ive been there. I have witnessed the beauty of that place. Thank God for His wonderful creation. A creation which is made by love and must be a subject of the people’s love too. For a moment I thought I saw a glimpse of heaven, but i somehow felt more alive.”
I told you guys, I have never been anywhere!!! I’ve never even travelled my own country!
Hello hello hello Philippines! As far as you may know, Philippines are rich of beautiful places that you could visit. Nature is our big trend! But who am I to say these things wherein fact I did not yet visit any of these places. Then i thought, if I want to travel the world, I should at least travel around my country first right?
For sure I will!! And I believe I will be starting in a few months. Kung may kabayan readers diyan! Any suggestions of places sa unang gala ko sa pinas? Comment below!
Ps: I was supposed to post this last night but something came up. I hope you guys understand!
xxx shary o~
So it’s the second day of May, but I think it’s not too late to post my April Favorites! I’m very excited to publish this because this will be the first post of my “Monthly Favorites” series, but I wasn’t able to make time yesterday. Let me apologize for that.
In this series I will be showing you some sneak peak of my favorite products the preceding month. To be proper, I must be posting reviews on the products beforehand. But as of now, I haven’t made any reviews on all the products that I will be posting except for one. Lemme start
MY APRIL FAVORITES!
FAV No.1: L’Oreal Paris Studio Line Silk & Gloss Curling Mousse
I have a natural curly hair. So I really need something that holds those curls together to avoid looking like a witch, but on the other hand will not make my hair greasy or oily. Then I found this amazing product from Loreal. Having curly hair is nice, looks nice. However, it’s the most difficult to manage, tame, style and take care of. Good thing I found this product.
FAV No. 2: L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair
Another favorite from my hair care routine! When I get bored, I usually cut my hair short. And that’s what happened 6 months ago. I got bored then cut my curly hair. I colored my hair 3 times after that, then that’s it.. HELLO DRY HAIR! So I really need something just like this…. ohhh ohhh ohhh I want something just like this (*Coldplay* if you know it) Oks sorry. One word. Intoxicating. Using it once, makes me wants to use it more everyday. Super love it.
FAV No. 3: Yoko Eye Gel
As a student, I lack sleep. But sometimes its just either I am playing or watching Korean Dramas. Whatever the reason is, the problem is that I am having a lot of trouble with my dark under eyes. And so, I buy this Eye Gel. I love the product because it is so soothing and also reducing the puffiness around the eye area. I love using it before sleeping.
FAV No. 4: Flormar Watermelon Lip Balm
OHHHhhhhhh my favorite lip balm! I already made a review of this one. If you want to read it just click here. I think I will be using it for a long time, and probably will buy a new one or maybe I will try another flavor?
FAV No. 4: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Cleansing Daily Solution
If you will make me choose which one if my most favorite among all of these products, probably I will be choosing this one. It’s a product from The Body Shop. It is a daily solution that you should put after toning your face. It is specifically made for blemished skin which suits my skin type well. I super love it. I love everything about it. Maybe even if my skin isn’t blemished I will still be using this one.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed reading this. I’ll try making review on all of these mentioned product this week.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”— a famous Idiom which sounds simple but very meaningful.
Most of us, not only girls, often stare at the mirror and ask ourselves “Do I look beautiful?” “Do I look nice?” “Will my friends like my outfit?” ” Why does my face look big/small/black?” ” Why am I fat/so skinny?” “Why do I look ugly?” “Why do I have pimples?” and so on. Admit it or not, I know you ask yourself some of these questions maybe not all the time but some days of your whole existence. Well, I want you to know that you’re not alone. I’m here and a lot of girls, a lot of people, too asking the same questions over and over again.
But come to think about it, if one day you try to make yourself look nice by putting make up on, or dress in a different way there will always be that somebody who will not like it. For example one of your friends always compliments you and saying you’re beautiful even if you don’t put make up then suddenly you started putting some on. Maybe she will not like it.
This picture of a same girl with different style of make up on. All looks fine but to tell you the truth I can tell you what I think the most beautiful one to the least and my opinion might be different from yours.
People have different opinions as to what is attractive or not. You may look beautiful to others but may not look appealing to another. So what is the purpose on trying so hard to make yourself look beautiful? If the reason is just because you want to make others compliment you and praise you, frankly speaking, you’re just wasting your time.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not telling you to stop putting on make up or stop dressing yourself nicely. What I’m trying to convey is not to put too much effort on just trying to impress other people.
I’ll give you my personal rules of how to feel beautiful and how to be one.
Rule no. 1 DO NOT DRESS TO IMPRESS
Whether going to a party or just a simple gathering, it is not impossible that you want to show off. I can’t blame you with that. Sometimes I also feel the same way. But there is something I want you to understand. Dressing to impress will not make you completely happy. Why? because you are only doing it for other people. There comes the next rule.
Rule no. 2 DRESS FOR YOURSELF
As what I have stated in rule no. 1, you must keep in mind that you are not trying to be beautiful just to make other people be “WOWed” by your appearance. I believe I already said this before. If you read my old post, then this post will be just a reminder of that. Make yourself look presentable and neat so that others may respect you without letting go of being fashionable. Under this rule Iwill give some things that may benefit you if you keep in mind to dress for yourself.
to gain respect
to gain confidence
to feel comfortable ( which leads you to the third rule)
Rule no. 3 BEING COMFORTABLE OVER BEING FASHIONABLE
Being fashionable isn’t all about wearing what is trending or what is on style. You must never forget that you are supposed to be wearing what is comfortable for you. You will not dress up for just a 10 minute event, maybe you will, but not most of the time. You are wearing what you choose for maybe an hour or more so you must wear the clothes that you’ll never regret wearing after some time.
Rule no. 4 LESS IS MORE
This is my personal rule that you might want to apply too. Less color, less accessories, less make up, less of everything (but not of cloth haha) looks more appealing for me. But sometimes there are some styles that looks much better with more accessories on or with more skin like the boho style.
Rule no. 5 LOVE YOURSELF.
This rule is simple. Love yourself then all the rules will be easy afterwards. If you love yourself then you know how to dress up and you already know the reason why you want to look beautiful and presentable.
Rule no. 7 BE YOU
Nothings beats your personal taste of clothes. What you think is beautiful might really be beautiful. If you think it doesn’t look good then don’t wear it. If some accessories you wore doesn’t feel right then remove it. Trust your instinct.
The one very important key point of this context that I want you guys to remember is that, “Whatever you wear there will always be that somebody who will love it and compliment you, and that somebody who will not like it and say bad things about you. So don’t force yourself to wear what you think other people will like. Just trust yourself. Wear what you feel is right. And also, don’t forget to smile and always be confident.