I've read that a human being undergoes 7 cycles in his/her life every year, and each cycle runs for 52 days. The 4th cycle is a time for mental renewal, discovery and learning, and it's where I am at the moment. For the past few days, I've been spending my time thinking about so much stuff from current events to life decisions and sitting down and reading at least one chapter from the books I'm trying to finish. (Which is something I've never done in a long time) Sometimes, I feel so lethargic and I just feel like staring at blank space. Sometimes, I think there's something wrong with me, but like what they say, you can't fight the flow. Maybe I just have to accept the fact that I'm restoring, rejuvenating and healing, and I should savor these moments of quietness and just be grateful for this forced rest that I am experiencing. Perhaps I should just surrender, hoping that in just a few weeks, I'll be able to bounce back stronger and wiser than ever. And maybe-just maybe-this is the kind of rest I have long been yearning for. :)
Like the mind and soul, the skin needs some sort of renewal too. Like all of us, it is built to last, but sometimes, it gets tired and weak too. It needs a moment on its own to repair and restore in order to come back with so much vigor and life. In its period of restoration, a little boost from targeted skin care would definitely help such as Clinique's Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, and Corrects Serum to nourish it-treat it as a power pack for your skin.
This serum has just undergone a reformulation. Know why it's apparently Clinique's most potent anti-aging serum to date after the jump.
Sharing my small set of favorites for the month of November! Of all my favorites, I think this is the set that I've used consistently, as in every single day for the past month. More about these hit products after the break!
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I'm starting to feel my age lately. Yes, I'm technically young, but 25 years is already quarter-of-a-century-point-five, fyi. Add to that, I have already used or encountered some classic products that have been reformulated and brands that have been resurrected from the grave and brought back to the country. Geez, as if these facts weren't enough to make me feel..eherm..'old' because I'm turning 26 in a little over 6 months-this seems long though, but my, time flies fast nowadays! Imagine, 2013 is now coming to an end. Where did it go!? Haha!
But I shall quit brooding over my age now because I don't want to get stressed and add a micro wrinkle on my face. Age is just a number and youthfulness is a state of mind. Let's just all fill our heads with positive thoughts and drench our lives in positive circumstances to somehow delay aging or to age gracefully, at the very least. :D
VIDAL SASSOON SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER IN DETAIL
When I mentioned 'classic products' somewhere up there, Vidal Sassoon's Shampoo and Conditioner were actually lingering in my head. Here's a little throwback for 'ya:
Vidal Sasson's esteemed consumer hair care line has been around since the 70's. When I was old enough to take a bath on my own, I'd always see this brand in our bathroom because my mother used it way back. Even before it was distributed in the Philippines, we would get our stocks from Hong Kong or the USA. The products came exactly in these rounded bottles, but I remember ours were in the color Red. So cool. I'd love to own these bottles again because they're so vintage!
Vidal Sassoon's hair care range is already considered as premium in the supermarket/drugstore category-It's not as pricey as designer hair care, but technically not as affordable as entry level brands. Through this range, Vidal Sassoon promises vigorous and luxurious hair that bounces with beauty and promotes flexibility for stronger hair, one that is resistant to breakage and yields easily to styling.
You know, if I'm not in the mood to put makeup on or I'm simply in a hurry, I always resort to the classic smokey eye because (contrary to popular belief) it's so easy to do and only requires around 1 or two products. It's an old look, but still works that's why it's timeless!
Bobbi's collection for FALL 2013 pays tribute to the classic smokey eye with her latest duo, Smokey Kajal Liner and Smokey Mascara. Rich and pigmented, both products are designed to give you sultry eyes in a jiffy-you can just shoot 'em in your bag and achieve smokey eyes anytime and anywhere!
Just wanted to show you this very cute visual! :)
Interestingly, Bobbi said that these products are really meant to give us PRO- looking smokey eyes with the help of the advanced formulas. Click READ MORE for that.
I like wearing my color proud. No-make that I LOVE wearing my color proud, therefore I am going back to a golden shade of brown for my hair color because it's the perfect shade that enhances my morena skin. My tan gets a lil' pale at the middle of the year, but sporting a golden brown 'do kinda' makes it a look a lil' richer.
In celebration of the Wear Your Color Proud campaign with L'Oreal Professionel Philippines, I joined their series of hair coloring activities and I had mine at Regine's Salon in The Link, Makati City. OMG. REGINE'S SALON. I know some of you guys are familiar with this salon because it has been around since forever (C'mon, let's all be proud of our age LOL!)-they were located in Quad before and it's where I got my first-ever salon- based hair cut! I think I was 5 or 6 years old then. My mother is a fan of this salon, but she thought it was no more when Quad was demolished and became Fairmont and Raffles Hotel. :p I'll be sure to tell her this good news! :)
So what color did I choose? I chose Inoa Hair Color in 7.3 for my base color.
I also went for some highlights and my stylist gave me 8.34.
Took photos with my IPhone 5 as I left my digital camera at home so pardon the quality of the pics! Here's my BEFORE shot. Check out my chaka faded hair color and larger-than-life regrowths. :D