Sunday, July 31, 2016

RYOB Challenge 2016: July Update

I didn't really intend on doing an article today but I woke up today and it was all cloudy and cold and cozy - my kind of weather. For some reason, this got me hyped to have a productive day - so I made myself a cup of tea and sat in front of my laptop and I'm now ready to talk about my Read Your Own Book Challenge July Update.

I've been really bad doing this challenge. When I started this, I thought that four books a month is nothing. Now though, I'm afraid I won't be able to finish my target of 40 books this year. It's already July and I'm at 4/40! I know what you're thinking, for a self-confessed bibliophile, that's not really much. It just so happened that past few months, I've been sticking to reading on my phone and this challenge as I've said in my post, I would only include physical books that I've read. In that article I also have a list of the books I'm targeting to read (which I update from time to time).

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Manicure Monday: Obsessing over pastels

I have to admit that even though I'm a positive person, oftentimes, Mondays do get me down. Today, for starters wasn't a very good start for me - having that monthly "visits" and looking forward to a kindah stressful week isn't a very good combination. Still, I'm all for kicking Monday's ass so I did my work out, worked on my nails and now, working on this blog - you know what they say about working on the things that you love.

So, for the whole month of July I've been obsessing on pastel colors. Late June, I got bored with my current collection of nail polishes but I so wanted to paint my nails, so I borrowed one from my sister and got my hands on a Girl Stuff nail polish. I love the color which was a creamy white, but there is no label at all about what exact shade it is (not even a number).

The manicure did last a couple of days without chipping which is quite good given that I wasn't able to do my nails properly because the nail polish has gone all sticky and gooey (my sister has had it for over a year now).

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Back to School Skin Care Routine

Any beauty enthusiast would agree with me that the search for the perfect skin care routine is a constant battle. Sometimes, what worked out for you before won't work now or your skin "got used" to the product that it doesn't give a wonderful effect anymore. There are a lot of factors that causes this, your skin might be different or your hormones are acting up or your diet. Anyway, the only real solution for this is to constantly try out new skin care products. A few things to keep in mind when trying new stuff out: give a new product two weeks to work before deciding whether you like it or not, often it takes that long for something to work its full effect. Also, try rotating you holy grail products after two to three months of use so you can give your skin a rest for a while.

Today, I will be sharing with you guys the new skin care routine I've been trying out for a couple of weeks or so (basically when school started). A few weeks before I started this particular routine I've been breaking out on my forehead which is probably an allergic reaction to dust (we had a general cleaning of the house). I found that my skin care routine back then wasn't doing much for the problem. Usually when I break out it only takes a week to dry, I knew I had to change my routine after a couple of weeks without any improvement on my break outs.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Back-to-School Make Up Essentials

Today's Top 5 Tuesday is a continuation of my Back-to-School special. Here's an extra challenge for beauty enthusiasts like me: how to get a perfectly made up face that could last all day.

We've all been there: the waking up early despite the late nights, the sweat from going around the campus, 12-hour days were you couldn't even pause and take a glimpse on a mirror (at some point, you'd find yourself looking at any reflective surface to assure yourself that you are presentable, at least). The answer to this hectic days of our lives: low-maintenance make up.

I rarely have time for touch-ups in between classes, and I sweat a lot. To top it all off, I have oily skin. So the search for the perfect make up products is a continuous battle for me. But for now, here are my back to school makeup essentials. A bit of a bonus on this article: each product costs PhP.350 or less.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Book Review: This is Me, Love Marie

Happy Thursday guys. I hope you all are having a great week. Today, I will be reviewing Heart Evangelista's book on beauty 101 entitled This is Me, Love Marie. Apart from being an actress, Heart is a painter, makeup enthusiast, tv host and the wife of Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Back-to-School Beauty Haul

After a few weeks of hibernating from blogging, I'm back! Hopefully, I could come up with a routine for the term and find time to blog more regularly (keeping fingers crossed). Anyway, it's weird starting school in July. Still, it's the best I could hope for given my situation and I'm so glad I can fill up my days with something worthwhile again. What better way to start a new academic year than a shopping haul?