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Hiatus

Hi,

I’ve been on hiatus for the last few weeks but don’t you all worry. I am just revving-up my blog and will come back better and with a new outlook.

I promise to post more on the next few days.

Summer is here. So meaning: more fun and more adventures.

‘Til the next post and pose!

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Have some cake first

PS. Have some cake first until my next blog entry. Mwah!

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It’s All About Showing Up A Face

Ok, I know that I am no beauty/ makeup expert but taking care of myself is a priority nowadays. For the last few months, I been obsessing to achieving a youthful and clean skin. I start caring more for my body and skin. To keep it really simple, I started living a way healthier lifestyle compared to the last few years. I can even feel that I am way healthier and younger now compared to like around 2-3 years ago. Let’s say that once you grow maturer (I don’t like the word “older”), the way more you take care of yourself.

This post is all about my current obsession with skin care. Yes, all about skin care. Nowadays, heaps of Korean skin care brands are sprouting all around the country. I tried a number of them and I can say that I have a perfect match with “Nature Republic”. I happened to come across Nature Republic like maybe two or three months ago. And I have been a loyal customer of the cosmetic/skin care giant from South Korea.

To start off, my favorite facial cleanser is Nature Republic Soft Creamy Milk Foam Cleanser. This particular foam cleanser has milk. It does great with cleansing my face and removing CC or BB creams (and makeup) at night. I even noticed that some of my blemishes that I had from my old facial wash has disappeared or decresed in size. This facial foam has a makeup remover variety which I am planning to buy on my next trip to Nature Republic.

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Who would not think of Nature Republic without thinking of their signature product which is the “Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel”. Which by the way according to their adverts that it is an all around moisturizer which you can use on your face or body. Mainly I use this product as a shower moisturizer or night leave-on on my body post wax/shave. I tried to use it as well as a facial primer for pre-CC or BB cream application in the morning. I noticed that if I use this as primer, my creams stay longer than the usual and no retouch necessary during lunch breaks.

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As part of my nightly ritual I use a product called power ampoule. While shopping, I came across the essence version of the power ampule. To be honest, I dont know the difference between the two but both promise the same effect. “Original Power: Blemish Ampoule” gave me a clearer skin. It contains tea tree oil which is a blemish remover. I had this very nasty zit like 2 weeks ago, and I started using this ampoule and drastically, the zit decreased in size and redness. As of this writing, the product gave me a clearer, more transparent skin. The more you use this product, the better result it will give you.

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As for my hair, I am currently so obsessed with hair sprays. I have four cans at home and two are left unopened. I am currently using “Etude House Sweet & Style Hairspray” and “Nature Republic Hair and Nature Self Styling Hair Spray”. Both has a very distinctly fresh smell which is very far from the 90s hairspays. Both are saying made from all natural ingedients. The former is quite hard to find from Etude House because it is always out of stock. While the latter, Nature Republic store attendant keeps on saying that it is the product that always out stock. She even said that I was lucky to purchase one because once they restock in the morning all are gone before 6PM. So, I believe that both are bestsellers. Who wouldnt want their hair smell like candy infused with fragrant flower and will stay on that style for 12+ hours? I usually use the hairspay when I want that brushed-up look for the day.

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For CC creams, I am curently using Nature Republic Super Origin Tinted. For BB, I am using local brand Shawill Collagen BB Cream and South Korean giant Etude House’s Moistfull BB cream.

It is so nice to use these products, what I am loving with these products is the claim that they are “au naturale”. I am so envious with Japanese and Korean celebrity skin. They are so translucent, clear, and always video & picture perfect.

These are the products that work well on me. It doesnt necessarily mean that it will work great with everyone else. It’s important that you know what works best for you. And of course, pair your skin care regimen with healthy lifestyle: sleep atleast 6-8 hours a day, drink tons of water, stop smoking, less alcohol intake and most importantly, smile and be genuinely happy.

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My Current Facebook Profile Picture

Til the next pose & post!

*This is not a paid post, I genuinely loving and using all the products stated above.

The Two Bs: “Blonde” and “Bangs”

I have this affinity to my mid length blonde hair. For the past year, I didn’t change my hairstyle. I just love how my hair looks. And suddenly, maybe a day of debating, I decided to change it up (hopefully for better).

I cut my hair to this severely short do. I may rant that I miss touching the ends of my slightly long hair but to be honest, I am loving my new hair. I had an almost the same style few years back when I was sporting a black hair with full bangs amd full bodied hair. When I turned into a blonde some months back, I thought blonde and full bangs will not go on the same plane but I proved myself wrong.

Thanks to my new hairstylist from Bench Fix Podium branch for giving me exactly the cut I was aiming for. By the way his name is “Son”, so maybe if you like my new do you can find him at the Podium branch. I was really hesitant to have my haircut at Bench Fix because of some feedback shared by some friends ( and ex-friends) but again this proved me wrong. I will definitely going back and have my hair cut (and hopefully colored) at Bench Fix Podium. Hairstylist Son was really nice and great on his craft. I just showed him a pic of the hair I want to have and we meticously brain stormed some minor adjustments to suit my personality and face frame.

Don’t be afraid to change and amp-up your looks. Like I always say to one of closest friend, “Kelan mo pa itratryan yan pag 40 o 50 ka na?” (Translation: When will you try it when you’re already 40 or 50 and too old to try it?).

Have fun, experiment and be youthful.

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From this

Here’s the full bangs, short blonde haired me:

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I didn't have anything done YET on my face

Till the next pose & post!

PS. I just love the selca posts above. 😉