Friday, January 29, 2016

January Favorites

Can you believe that the first month of the year is almost over?!  One of the things that we truly have to value is time. One day, you feel excited for  a brand new year, or a brand new month; the next thing you know , it's already over. Anyhow, today, I'm working on a paper for my research class, and also applying for different jobs online, and also taking quick breaks to make a blog post haha. You could just imagine me clicking on different tabs every few minutes to work a little bit of this and that lol.
I just wanted to share with you some of my beauty favorites for this month. Hopefully, I'll be able to do this every month *wink wink*.

Nars Tinted Moisturizer
My go-to BB cream from Benefit is going to be empty soon, and this one is a good alternative for it. Well, it's a tinted moisturizer that  has light coverage, and it's why I like it. And it has SPF too, so I just apply this as my base after sunblock. 

Pink Sugar Lip and Cheek Tint in Purple Pleasure
Pink Sugar is a new local brand that has just launched last year. I decided to try this lip and cheek tint shade because this kind of shade is what I've been looking for a long time now. It's supposed to be for the cheeks too, but I find it hard to use it on the cheeks since the pigment and the color is really  strong. I like that it dries matte when I apply it on the lips, so it's like a liquid lipstick that stays on for hours. :)
Here's a picture of me wearing this shade haha. Chubby cheeks for life. 
Leaders Coconut Bio Mask in Tomato
I've been hearing raves about this product from a beauty blog that I really love, so I decided to try it out since it's now available in Watsons. It's pretty good to use during days wherein you feel so tired to do your night regimen after washing your face haha.  :)

Much love,
Nikki

Saturday, January 9, 2016

What my lipstick says about me


I decided to write a post about my favorite lipstick so far! My favorite one is actually from a limited edition of MAC's collaboration with Toledo last year. The shade is called Barbecue, and it's a bright orange with a bit of red, and it's in matte formula.
Here are some of my photos taken while wearing this shade of lippie!



   
ladystache haha!




 
                     
Photo from Cosmo Magazine PH


It  is also very timely since I've just read about an article on Cosmo Magazine PH about what a lipstick tip shape says about who you are haha. I've noticed that almost all of my lipsticks have a sharp-curved top, just like the image above! And according to the website: 


As a child, you always found yourself getting crushes on those around you—a habit that continued into your adulthood. You have tons of love to give and enjoy helping. You're incredibly creative, which is wonderful, but you tend to put a too much pressure on yourself. You love all animals, but you're definitely a dog person due to canines' fun energy and unconditional loyalty—traits you value in yourself, as well.

 Hahaahahahhahah. I don't think that I'm an animal lover, but I do like to check out photos of cute dogs, especially pugs! Do check out the link to check what your lipstick says about you! Hehehe

Much love,
Nikki

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The year that was 2015

This post is definitely late, since it's already January 6, 2016! I decided to make a year-ender post anyway, just because I felt like I owe it to myself to write a little bit more, and to give myself a reminder of the past year in this blog. Oh, what a year  2015 was. Sometimes, I feel like dramatizing some of the things that I have felt and experienced, and actually deluding myself into thinking that those experiences were painful or  life-changing, but the more I think about it, the more I begin to question if I am just over analysing those things for the benefit of saying that the past year somewhat brought a "tougher" version of myself. To be honest though, on most days, I feel like nothing much happened- I just got a year older and not so much wiser than I had hoped I would be upon reaching a certain age. Maybe it's because I got so focused on the things I badly wanted to happen but didn't happen. But, looking at the past year, I realised that there are some things that have jumpstarted into something that could lead into something better. Meanwhile, there are definitely sad core memories  that I will remember every now and then huhu.

I'll just say this because I really felt like this incident  really defined my past year! During the first month of the year, I was so excited on the prospect of an opportunity that was already in my hands, but I decided to give it up--- An opportunity that could have been, but ended up as nothing. It was one of the most emotionally painful chapters in my life because I tried to justify to myself over and over again why I decided to do what I did.But a part of me is a little happy that I did what I had to do, because I couldn't imagine going through with it. Also, I've learned to embrace the reality that there is a little hardheaded rebel inside me that makes its occurrence felt every now and then.

I've learned to accept that not everything we have in mind goes the way that we planned it out to be, and it's okay. More than that, there are also so many good things that come unexpectedly. For an instance, I was able to go on a trip with my family to Japan!!! I've been dreaming of going to Japan for years, and I just thought of the day that it would happen, and it finally did. I honestly can't wait to go back :))

I've learned to be more thankful during the past year. I still don't have work, but my parents still support me until now and they have encouraged me to pursue  graduate studies during this time of unemployment. Huhu thank you parents forever and ever.

I don't like to make promises or resolutions now, but I do hope that I'll start taking more risks.

Love,
Nikki