Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Today I'm gonna share again another random musing of mine. I have this since 2004 and I kept it because I know it's definitely worth sharing because it's really really true! Also, I thought before that maybe one day, I have to re-read it to refresh my memory of the lesson it imparts (SO TRUE!) Well, I'm pretty sure everyone can relate to this in one way or another. This one doesn't need any intro or explanation because as it is, it already pierces straight to your heart.
Don't we all wish something "so good" could be forever? Don't we all hope that happiness is there to stay?
There comes a time in our lives when we chance upon someone "so nice" and "almost perfect" and we just find ourselves getting so intensely attracted to that person (sometimes without even realizing it). This feeling soon become a part of our everyday lives and eventually guzzles our thoughts and actions to the extent that we tagged it as one of those "too good to be true" thing.
The sad part there is when we begin to realize that, this particular person feels totally nothing but friendship. A "thing" that would be forever a "thing" nothing more, nothing less... just a thing! You're just a friend, and that's the fact! Then in our desperate attempt to get closer (or at least be noticed), our efforts are still futile and we end up sorry for ourselves.
One person said, never ever let your heart run your life, as much as you can, always be sensible and let your mind speak for itself. Try to listen not merely on what your feelings is invoking on you as a person but more importantly listen to reason as well. Letting go of someone doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop loving, it only means that you allow that person to find his own happiness without expecting him to come back.
Letting go is not just setting the other person free (in the real sense of it), but it is also setting yourself free from all animosity, revulsion, and resentment that was long kept in your heart. You have to let go because the bitterness often puts away the strengths and weakens the littlest hope, making our lives more miserable than ever. Worst, presenting yourself as the "most affected one" sets the nastiest impression of all time--whatta a loser!
The trick there is...always remember that if you lose someone today, it means that someone better is coming tomorrow.
If you lose love that doesn't mean that you failed in love...right? Just regard it as another mismatch of heaven! Well, you can cry of course, or whine or shout (growl even) if you have to, but make sure that after those outbursts you have washed away the hurt and the bitterness that the past has left with you (easy said than done I know!).
We can all survive with just beautiful memories of the past but real peace and happiness come only with open acceptance of what reality is today. You really don't have to forget someone you love ('cause it's hard). What we need to learn is how to accept the verdict of reality without being bitter or sorry for what we have become. I think it's better that we give off that dedication and love to someone more deserving. Hmmm..."Who could it be" is the next interesting question to ponder.
Let go of yesterday and love will find its way back to you. And when it does, pray hard that it may be the love that will stay and last a lifetime.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
While mother was scouting for a box of hair color, I wandered around the Health & Beauty section. I spotted the nail polishes because the unusual colors striked me. The salmon-pink / salmon-orange color I've been hunting for months... I saw!! It's from a brand named Chic Classics Nail Color. And the best part is the PRICE! Guess how much????! It just retails for... Php 27.75!!!! Like a girl in a candy store, I was amazed by the variety of colors they have! I know that I'm not a nail polish girl but it's cool to have some must-have colors while I take advantage of the affordable price Chic polishes have. I knew this brand when I was a kid when my mom goes to the parlor and gets her nails done. It's an old-school, drug store brand like Caronia, long before the Elianto and The Face Shop nail polishes ruled.
I took some pictures for you girls to see! But...
Some disclaimers first:
#1: Pardon the pictures since I don't have a professional camera and I tried my best to give the best pic with the best lighting. Some of the colors really look different in person than what it came out in the pictures but I'll try my best to explain it in words
#2: I really want to give more pictures with the nail polish on my hands but my camera-shy hands only wants 1 pic hehehehe! :)
Voila!! Here are the polishes on my tiny nails :) Sorry but this is the best I can give. You can check out the colors in person by going to the nearest Health & Beauty section of the department store or any Watsons branch. :)
- Very affordable!!! From Php 24.75 to Php 32.75! What more can you ask for??!
- The new range of colors. I knew this from way before and they only had the old-school pearly, frosty colors but now they have all sorts like the neons, the blues, yellows etc.
- I like that the brush is thin because it just swipes perfectly within my nails :)
- Works and performs just like the expensive and branded counterparts!
- Nothing that I know of.. yet! But I'll share next time if the polishes chip off quickly.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I have a secret to share! It's only between of us okay? Promise??? Okay here it is... I'm not proud of my nails. Hahaha! Seriously I do! They're too tiny.. polly pocket tiny like tinkerbell's! That's why I don't usually have my nails done because when I do, I feel like I'm a kid playing dress up and using the nail polish of her mom who is away :)) It's an effort for me to grow my nails long and get it painted. I only have one polish I use over and over again if I want to have my nails colored. It's the pink-nude colored one from The Face Shop (and The Face Shop Top Coat too). I make it a point to buy one when my stock dries up. I also bought a bloody red color before as well to try having red nails. But this one is my go-to shade always. I may sound corny that I'm not adventuruous but who cares??! Hehe!
If I were asked to choose nail polish colors every girl must-have, I will pick five colors. Here's the rundown:
I really like Olivia Palermo as she's very chic and stylish! Reminds me of Blair Waldorf :-) Red nails will never go out of style. Looks good as well when you are to go on a formal event. I personally think that red makes your hands more flawless. In this picture, Olivia wore a red-orange shade and not a bloody red / crimson one
When I see hollywood celebs wearing rocker chick/ emo black nail polish, I'm really intrigued how they pull it off even if they're not dressing up Avant Garde. The trick with these colors (the black, plums, dark blues or greens) is that you should wear it with short nails.
First things first. Taupe is kind of a neutral color more on the grayish-brown like the mushrooms. You can call this mushroom taupe. Anyways, after seeing Demi Moore wear this (and she looks regal and fantabolous in this), I'd want to scout a mushroom taupe for myself!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
I've been thinking for months. Literally months.. on what brand does Liz Uy, Ruffa Guttierez, and all the local showbiz personalities use when I see them on tv with a barbie pink lip color. Then I learned that the culprit is the MAC Pink Nouveau and Shu Uemura's PK 344. I've visited the MAC Shangri-La counter twice to try it out and once at the MAC store at Vivo Mall Singapore and weigh myself if I like it or not. I've already crossed out Shu Uemura because I could not and would not cough up Php 1,350 for a lipstick hehehe! MAC is around Php 950. It's cheaper than Shu but still pricey so I have to think over and over again if it's worth it or not. I have this "rule" that it's okay to splurge as long that it's something classic, something not just a trend, and something you can use over & over again... like a classic lipstick that can take you from day to night. I think that this pink lipstick craze that I have now is only because of what I want and not what I need.
- Afforable for only Php 575.00!
- This is the closest dupe to MAC Pink Nouveau (in my opinion based on how MAC Pink Nouveau looked in my lips). More of the barbie pink shade. I've tried the Carnation but the Baby Pink is lighter and more Barbie Pink-ish like the MAC Pink Nouveau. I've also read some reviews that this one is also a dupe of the MAC Viva Glam Gaga
- I was told they have 20 shades! Top of mind shades I can remember now are Lilac, Mauve, True Red, Fuschia. They have shades from neutrals to the pinks. Pick your poison!
- Truly pigmented. The color you see on the tube is the one that appears when you swipe it.
- I like that it has moisture in it so my lips doesn't feel dry.
- I love the new design. The matte tube with the lip color at the top of the cover is a good idea. So you don't have to turn the tube down for the color name or open it. The matte / smooth feel of the tube reminds me of the MAC
- Unlike MAC Pink Nouveau which is more on the matte side, Revlon Baby Pink has lil bit of shimmer or frosty which I can't properly describe. But Nikki gave a good tip that if you want to have it matte, pat your lips after your first application and swipe your lips again for a second one :-)
I can't say about the staying power yet since after I swiped from the tester, I wasn't able to check how it looked after eating. Their selling point is more of the color and not the staying power . I haven't taken a picture of myself with this one so I'll get back on this next time on how it looks on me.
Revlon Colorburst in Baby Pink is definitely a YAY with only one nay! :) Visit a Revlon Beauty Counter in leading department stores or Watson's and check it out.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Here's our small and happy family after a sumptuous meal at Pino :)
Pino Resto Bar
39 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sometimes when the date is spontaneous, coffee is the usual thing you end up doing (especially blind dates). No expectations whatsoever. When you're invited to grab a cup of coffee, you don't want to look like going to a prom and all dolled-up right? Like what I said earlier, you want to look nice but not too prepared. Here's another nautical look (can't get enough of the nautical trend still hehe!)
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wow! I did not actually come to think that one day, even our eyes will be fashionable. Yes, I know there are colored contact lens that will make eyes colorful, the doll eye contact lens that makes asian eyes look bigger, but do you know that there is also a designer contact lens? Its not from LV as you might think but its from Christian Dior!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
My family and I watched Toy Story 3 last night(thanks to Citibank). But it was more of for my daughter, I was actually wishing that I'll be watching SATC2 instead.
Friday, June 18, 2010
All I can do is drool from the other side of the world! How I wish I can get my own pendant as well! Hehehe :) I soooooooo like to have one!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
- I should use a foundation shade, one tone lighter than my skin tone so that my face will match my skin tone once my face gets oily and acidic. From NC42, I went for NC40 and it was the perfect match! I don't look like I went to the beach on a rainy season hehe!
- To counteract oiliness, I used a makeup base / primer to keep my face from being oily. Smashbox Photofinish primer works wonders!!
- Scout for good deals!!! I use an alternative foundation for my MAC NC40. Maybelline Mineral Foundation in Dark Ochre is an cheapo foundation that works like a MAC NC40 for me! For the makeup primer, I use a Skin 79 BB Cream in Gold Caviar as an everyday moisturzier/skincare/makeup base all-in-one!
Here are some "proofs" I dug to showcase my before and after acidic face :)
AFTER: MAC STUDIO FIX NC40
AFTER: MAYBELLINE DARK OCHRE MINERAL FOUNDATION
Do you share the same acidic face like mine? How did you deal with it?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Whatchathink???! The older one or the newer one? :)
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