I almost make my tummy aches when I heard a joke about eyebrows. This joke is from Filipino language, “Biruin mo na ang lasing, huwag lang ang misis mong na nagkikilay!” (Go mess up with a drunkard but not with your wife who is fixing her brows!) It is better told in Filipino, right! Yeah, Kilay is really life! I will make a series of post about “Kilay” (eyebrows). Now, let’s first talk about threading. I know what you are thinking, the ouches of threading! Before you try it, I will give you a glimpse of threading and its advantages and disadvantages. Feels like I am having a good vibes of becoming a beauty guru, how I wish I can be one! So, now let’s just pretend that I am your “Kilay guru”, I like the sounds of it! [Read more…]
Women deserve to be treated nicely. There are many women around the world that are abused and it is sad to hear news about them. I’ve seen and read many abusive stories about women and their battles. Most of them are staying at home mothers who treated badly. What’s worse than this is that the society is tolerating such abuse! And even co-mothers are treating other mothers badly. This breaks my heart.
If I got a chance, I will help many women as much as I can.
- I want to see them build a career even they are staying at home or at least earn a decent money.
- I want to bring back their confidence.
- I want to see them grow.
- I want them to be a good wife and mother to her children.
- I want them to gain a good relationship with their family and in-laws.
- I want to put genuine smiles on their face.
Every woman deserved empowerment. It is sad to see that other woman putting down others, I know that feeling because I’ve been there! Someone put me down but fortunately, my best friends are there to encourage me. There are many women that are highly competitive, what I thought about them is maybe because they are just insecure or unhappy with their lives so what I gave them is simply understanding them. I have nothing to do with them, I can’t even get rid of them! As much as possible, I want to help other people even if I am not that sufficient to help them. I believe that a simple act of kindness makes a real big difference. I created a list of reasons why should we need to empower our fellow women:
- A woman is unique and completely different to each other.
I believe that every woman is unique and completely different to each other. The way I dressed up, the way I speak, the way I parent my son, the way I became a wife to my husband, the way I work, etc. I am completely unique so I don’t deserve to have a comparison to a totally different woman beside me.
I just realized of individual’s uniqueness when I was in a clinic waiting for my son’s turn. There are these 2 women who are seemingly having competitions between their kids and I was like, what the hell these women are thinking of?! I was silently listening to them and I feel pity about their kids. I hate it when a woman compares her child to another woman’s child which is awful!
- A woman is a great best friend but can also become your worst enemy.
Fortunately, I have some women who’ve been my best friends for years. I trust them most but I can count them on my fingers, that’s the truth of it. I realized that when you found your greatest friend, you have to keep her for good. I heard a lot of best of friends’ horror stories, yesterday they are the best of friends and then now they are the worst enemies! Oh, I don’t want to experience that! As much as possible, I give time to my best friends even if I am busy. You don’t know when they really need you, a tap on the shoulder or a simple hug can really encourage them.
- A woman is full of talents sitting inside of her waiting to be awakened.
I know a lot of women who are talented but never have chances of getting empowerment. I am so glad that I have some friends who thanked me for empowering them, giving them small time jobs. I knew how they feel, I was once in their places! I am so glad that I was also empowered during my delicate times. When I got a chance to land a job and build my career even I was at home, I felt so inspired and satisfied. I became confident and happier with my life. I feel a sense of significance and a self-respect. It’s not about the money I am earning but the talent and passion I am fulfilling.
We are of a great purpose and I believe step by step I am fulfilling mine. I want to help other women too even on my small steps. I don’t have much to give but I still choose to. I don’t have so much time to help but I want to spend a little of my time. I have only a few women who empowered but I can see the big changes they have right now and I feel happy to be a part of their success. When I learn my life lessons, as much as possible I stay away from judging other women why they choose to stay with their current life now. Probably, they just need a little push from someone who truly understands them. Someone to empower them that might be you.
When it comes to beauty, no doubt that every woman in the world is an advocate of it. Back when we were young, we spent most our days carefree. Now, we are reaping most of our careless days. One of the best regimens for the damages is maintaining a skin care [Read more…]
I’ve been working as a Virtual Assistant for more than 3 years and I can say that I found my passion in it. I have so much fun when I am starting, I am so excited and full of dreams. Although I started small, I really appreciate my work because I am learning new things and I am able to take care of my son back then. After a few months of working part-time, unfortunately, I got to move to [Read more…]
I love using makeup, in fact, I have some of my favorites that I will review later. My most favorite kind of makeup is lip tints, I love every color and I lose counting them (yeah, I have so many)! I am also a huge fan of makeup apps and I keep taking selfies of myself and editing them in my favorite app. As I use my makeup for almost every day (yeah, I used it even when I am at home, ha-ha!), I learned so many lessons and decided to write them down so I can share it with you! Are you excited for it?! I bet, you are!
So, let’s tackle them one by one.
#1: Airbrushed effect
I recently bought a set of makeup brush but honestly, I still have no clear idea on how to use each of them! Am I crazy or just an impulse buyer?! Before I bought my newest makeup brush set, I use this magical effect. I use a regular brush that I have been using in my blush on and dab it in my favorite blush on. I swirl the brush on my cheek bone in a circular motion to my hairline before the ears. Even if you don’t have an airbrush, this method will give you the effect you desired of.
#2: No-no swelling eyes
I find myself crying in the night while I am watching my favorite shows and this makes my eyes puff in the morning! Yikes, one day I watched a heavy Korean drama and the next morning my eyes are swelling! Lucky me, I don’t have any appointment and I just stayed in the house the whole day. I found out that cold water is great for swelling eyes, simply splash it in your eyes right after you wake up. Ta-da! Your eyes are back on track!
#3: Another no-no: lip licking
I hate dry lips, during this cold seasons my lips are chapped and I hate the feeling! I usually licked my lips because I feel that my lips are drying so I keep them dehydrated by licking. But lately, my dentist notice my chapping lips when I had an appointment with her and advise me to stop it immediately. The bad habit is unknowingly making my chapped lips worse so I had to stop it immediately. I learned that the saliva is drying the lips even more so she told me to use a soothing lip balm or petroleum jelly instead.
#4: Eyeshadow for long-lasting lipstick
Every woman wants a long-lasting lipstick but this kind of lipstick is kinda expensive. So, what’s the last resort? Yeah, fake brands! But they aren’t proven safe and effective! Here is a trick that you will love. After you apply your lipstick, topped it with your eyeshadow with a matching shade. This will give you a long-lasting lipstick and a matte finish too!
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#5: Retouch using oil
Isn’t annoying if your foundation is already running and you need to retouch but have no proper place or you are too shy to do it? Don’t worry, you can use a small amount of oil, even your baby’s oil to retouch your skin. Dab the oil on your cheeks, just a little amount of it will do. This will make your face glow, make sure you don’t overdo it.
#6: ATM for volume eyelashes
I love my lashes, even if they aren’t that long! I use a simple trick to get my desired volume. Using an ATM card (you can use any card), I place it behind my lashes. Then I apply my mascara from roots to tips just the usual way I do it without the card and voila! I have a volume eyelashes! This is very easy to do and I love this trick because it is mess-free!
#7: Don’t throw that soft eyeliner
I want my eyeliner hard, when it is soft it will just smudge on my face and I don’t like it! I am having a hard time sharpening my soft eyeliner, too bad because it is my favorite. I read before that I can freeze it to make it hard and easier to sharp and use. So I give it a try and yes, it works like magic!
#8: Removing makeup instantly
Makeup removal isn’t easy especially when you have so many layers. I love my makeup remover but sometimes I am having difficulties. So one day, I add a few drops of baby oil on my cotton ball which already has my makeup remover. I am so surprised with the result! My makeup removes in an instant! Even coconut oil, sunflower oil, and olive oil work too!
#9: Forget the blush
One day, I forgot my blush on and I am looking pale! I will meet an old friend that day so I don’t want to look pale and dull. I only had my lipstick with me. I rushed to the toilet a minute before our meet up, my only resort is my lipstick so I had no other choice. I am too shy to borrow someone’s blush on in the mall’s comfort room and it is not hygienic at all. I also have no time to go to the department store’s makeup section to apply some blush on tester there! So, I give my faith to my lipstick and hoping it will work. I am so surprised, I like it and the feeling is not sticky and not heavy! Sometimes even when I have my blush on with me, I still prefer my lipstick!
#10: 1 eyeshadow for 2 events
One day I had 2 events that needed to attend to. In the afternoon, I need to accompany my son to a children’s party and after that, I had a besties’ night out. So, I need a glamorous makeup that will suit the two events because I have no time for retouch! So I decided to blend two eye shadow colors and I love the new shade! It is perfect for the besties’ night out and suite the party without intimidating the kids. I love this trick and I will do it over and over again!
Ops, I have a bonus tip for you! Buy makeup that is rich in vitamin C, E, B#, and zinc- they are all good for the skin! And of course, don’t forget your sun protection, look for SPF 15 or 30! Stay beautiful and fabulous, girl! XoXo!
It’s not my cup of tea to read any genre of a book but when I received this book “Beak Free” by Don Soriano from my friend, I’m honestly not interested to read it. But yesterday I had a chance to read because I had nothing to do while on vacation. [Read more…]
As a mom, we sure want only but the best for our kids. From the moment they show up interest to a certain thing, our very first response then is to support them all the way. From learning the colors, shapes, down to reading ABCs and counting 123s, we provide them all the sources they need to make it easier for them to learn it. This also applies to learning music particularly on how to play songs using a certain instrument. [Read more…]
A friend of mine recommended an app she has been using in booking her travel needs for many times. Just in time, I need a vacation! Hubby and I were planning on having a nearby vacation, a hotel or resort booking perhaps. So, without hesitation, I got the app and was so surprised how easy it was [Read more…]
A few weeks ago, I shared with you the experiences I have with threading my eyebrows. I can imagine your facial expressions while you are reading my blog about it. Now, [Read more…]
During toddler years, children are very challenging to handle. They will throw tantrums anywhere and any time of the day. I’ve experienced it many times, not only to my dear son but also to my siblings. It is hard to tame tantrums especially if you are not at home. Through the years, [Read more…]