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For the past two weeks, I've been feeling a little weary. To make matters worse, that dreaded writer's block has hit me again, hence making each day more and more tiresome for me. Maybe I'm overworked. Maybe I needed to take a break. Maybe I just need a simple body massage. Maybe I need to go on a serious vacation without my laptop. My boyfriend told me that I should go and take a break from blogging. Actually, I had thought of that, but realized that it's not the thing that has been burdening me-in fact, when I start feeling the pressure of being a solo marketing officer, I blog to ease up my mind for just wee a bit. Makeup is my happy pill. This blog is my solitary place. My readers are my friends. The Beauty Junkee is much like a coffee shop to me where I go to sit down, take a break, and talk about anything except work with my pals. (And I'm talking about you guys!)
To be honest, I could stand the pressure at work-thank you Lord for giving me such a relaxed attitude. But what I can't stand is writer's block. (Oh, there, I had pin-pointed the problem just now!) I hate anything that affects my blog for it is tantamount to affecting me personally as this blog is an extension of me. I've been reading a lot of advice on how to stimulate the creative thinking process, but to no avail. Sometimes, when I really can't find anything that will alleviate this condition, I go trippy and tell myself that I will go on a heroic journey to destroy the source of writer's block once and for all. (For a moment, that sounded a little geeky. Lord of The Rings fan here!)
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It's all in the mind
You know what? I've realized that the writer's block is not a natural external force that hits you and disrupts and stalls your thinking (like how society and psychoanalysts would treat it), nor it is a condition that you can escape temporarily--it is a man- made concept, ergo it is all in our heads. It is nothing more than my (our) own creation that's why it will always be there to haunt me (us). I could go on and tell myself to "Think outside the box" or to find an inspiration or to slay the writer's block monster, but as long as I think it exists, I would only be running around in circles, trying to beat me.
To put an end to writer's block means to acknowledge it: Allow it to happen and in the process of surrender, you have to know why you created it and find out why you made it stay with you-no amount of resisting and escaping will solve it. What you have created, you can destroy.
From now on, I bid you farewell, writer's block--You have no purpose in my life, but thank you for teaching me a few useful things like surrendering and understanding.
So I'm back. :) I've had a hectic but fruitful week last week, and here's a random run-down of it. By the way, remember my Parkson's Pampanga haul post? This is the shelf I was talking about. It's finally up, and that means I have more space for new bags harhar!
Yesterday, I moseyed around Shangri-La Mall with my BF--It was freakishly hot that we had to hit the mall and take advantage of the air-conditioning. (Spell KURIPOT) Here's are some interesting stuff I saw in our mall trip: Bra Bags made by a company named Brag. They're meant to protect your brassieres during travels. You can find them in a store called Velvet Rose Lingerie.
April is here. And if you're an avid reader, you know what that means. The Beauty Junkee will turn four this year and I've got a few swag bags for my dearest supporters. Thank you to all the brands who have participated in my annual thanksgiving giveaway. :)
Are you guys ready to drool? :)
Adore, Aqua Fresco, Gluta-C and Moringa O2 sets. And mind you guys, each loot bag contains the entire product line-up of each brand!
Strip It! has always been an ardent supporter of my blog and its giveaways. Arlette Alvarado, founder and owner of Strip It, has not only become a business partner, but also a friend to me. Thank you sis for always being there! :)
Shiseido goodies! I've only had one or two collaborations with Shiseido yet they've already showed massive support to my blog and love to my readers. I appreciate it!
Black Beauty loot bags! You know, it is easy to misunderstand the blogging community nowadays due to the proliferation of freebie bloggers, but you still have to be thankful because after all, there are still people and brands who are willing to trust you for what you do. That said, thank you Man Yip Corporation for the trust!
Bobbi Brown goodies! At last, I can finally share my amazement with Bobbi's products to everyone!
K-Palette and Fairy Drops! Speaking of brands and people who trust you, I am thankful for meeting Cheryl Chua of Beauty Box Corporation-she's one of those people who never gets tired of my work and to some extent, pushes me to bring this blog to the next level.
Strip and Browhaus GCs. Being hair- free and having perfectly- shaped brows can truly change your life, and I wanna share this experience with my readers through this thanksgiving giveaway. :)
Majolica Majorca gifts! When you see something cute, your mood lightens up and this is what Majolica's products have always done to me so I'm sharing some of this cuteness with everyone and your makeup kits as well.
First installment of the Charm goodies. Apart from being grateful for Charm's undying support, I am equally thankful as well for meeting one of the nicest, most genuine, and light- hearted people I know, Sophie Uy. :)
While these hair tools are mine. :D I just realized, I don't have a lot of hair tutorials in my blog primarily because I suck at hair styling. These new styling tools from Avon will keep me company this coming long weekend and hopefully, teach me become a pro! Wish me luck!
Did you know that pets, especially if they stay inside your house, get acquainted with human activities that they eventually acquire it in their own furry lives? Take for example my cat, Barrack. Whenever he hears anybody from my house scream "Kain na tayo!", (Let's eat!) he jumps on an empty dining chair and positions himself like this on the dining table, waiting for his share of the meal-like a boss and like a human being. Isn't he cute? (and intelligent too) :)
Brighteners! I am into brightening serums nowadays because of my post- acne marks. Speaking of which, Estee Lauder has a new one, and it's called Cyberwhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Essence. Hmmm..I wonder how this would compare with Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Correcting Serum+. Well, one way to find out!
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Here's my favorite quote from Dr. Seuss.
So how are you guys today?
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