Saturday, May 13, 2017
In this time where almost everything can be bought from the shopping malls, it is quite tempting to just grab stuffs and swipe your credit card.
I can say that I am guilty of doing this way back.
Thank God, nowadays, before I even step into the mall, I keep on asking myself first: Do I need this? Can I survive without this? How long am I going to use it?
Remember my Shopping Ban post too?
Having said this, I am not against credit cards as long as it will be used responsibly.
You have to remind yourself that the amount that you had spent/will spend will eventually has to be paid for/settled by none other than you, yourself.
So before you take out that card and go gaga over the sales and mid year promotions, ask yourself: Do I need this? Can I afford it? Do I have the cash to pay for it?
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
I am ecstatic to share my recent lippie finds.
These are the ones that I am currently loving and using.
1) NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Transylvania
I adore this shade. It's a liquid lipstick and it is my first purchase of the liquid one.
Of course, at first, I did struggle but I think, I have mastered it anyhow.
The thing is, it stays put but try to avoid oil or liquids.
2) Tony Moly
This bright red and sweet-smelling liquid lippie is one of a kind as well.
It is not too pricey (I got it from an online seller for only QR 25) and the shade is also exactly what I expected: imagine the Korean Drama Stars with those cute red lips.
This has a glossy finish.
3) Happy Skin: Shut Up and Kiss Me
This is my go-to lipstick if I feel down.
The color is also buildable depending on your type.
I normally do 2 swipes. This lippie stays well and has a matte finish.
Am also proud to say that this is a Filipino product.
4) Clinique Chubby Stick in Grandest Grape
Talk about a lipstick with the most moisturizing effect plus great color and shine!
I headed down to the Clinique counter and was recommended this shade.
The Beauty Advisor said that this is one of their best sellers and now I know why.
Plus, it, being a stick, I find it easier to apply.
A nude lipstick and a moisturing one, this is my fave nude shade so far.
Also, a first for me to try Maxfactor and I can say it's worth it.
Monday, May 1, 2017
It's summer and breathable fabrics are in.
Last month, I have managed to drop by H&M and was so surprised to see a lot of great items!
To be honest, I really don't shop much from there as I am always struggling with the size.
I am a size XS or S and I find their clothes a little big but during my last visit, this has changed.
They do have a lot of sizes and a lot of items are still on sale.
I got the light blue and green striped ones for only QR 59 each!
The navy blue one is actually from Zara and is a bit pricey so I think I will be heading to H&M next time (if ever I am going to need something, I am still on a Shopping Ban).
Do you have any summer finds?
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Girlboss is the latest series that I had watched on Netflix.
Since we subscribed, we are actually hooked on series and movies.
Girlboss is based on Sophia Amoruso's best-selling book on how she had built her vintage fashion empire "Nasty Gal".
It was a great series indeed and kind of inspired me to push harder on the online store that I had parked for a long time because of a lot of things.
Here are my top five take-away from the series:
1) Trust your instincts. Follow your passion.
At first, Sophia was struggling to keep a job. She would always leave one and look for another. Living independently away from her dad, she had managed to survived but only from paycheck to paycheck - that is if she gets to keep one. After quitting her job as a Sales Staff in a shoe shop, she spent her remaining dollars on a very cool jacket that she got cheaply and sold it online on eBay finally making almost a whole lot more from what she had originally paid for. In short - she earned money!
She had this idea that this might be the thing for her since she is passionate about fashion.
She started off her business from that.
Come to think of it, considering Minimalism, it is quite helpful to buy second hand clothes.
2) There are always ups and downs: in business and life in general. Always bounce back with full force.
Her life is not all party and happiness and so is her business.
She broke up with her almost perfect boyfriend who turned out to have cheated on her.
She was kicked out from eBay.
That did not stop her: she admitted that she has hurt by the breakup and gathered herself still and pushed with her own website's launch.
In a matter of minutes, her items are sold out.
3) Help is always welcome.
We cannot do things alone. We need support and help from people - unless you have super powers.
4) Surround yourself with people who push you up and cheer for you.
We also need people who are always keeping our feet on the ground; people who believes in us; people who always play the Devil's advocate and people who need to kick our b**&6 whenever we are lazy to do things.
I know everybody have these kind of people.
5) The best time to start is now.
If we keep on waiting for the perfect timing, then it will never happen.
I am a firm believer of taking chances, you'll never know what will happen next.
Sophia started out her company from her own flat and the time finally came when she can finally afford an office space.
She would not have known, if she did not start early.
I am positive that I can be my own Girlboss.
I am grateful for my job but also I have been dreaming of managing my own business anytime soon!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
I was planning to order some products from Wishtrend, only to be disappointed when I had remembered that they won't be able to ship the products here in Qatar.
Good thing, I discovered this reseller on Instagram and she offers free delivery in my area.
I super adore how Korean actors and actresses skin looks always so flawless. Damn.
So, I ordered some products to try and check how my skin will react to them and so far, I could not say anything but good words, and there I was, placing my second order already.
I have discovered Klairs and immediately fell in love with it.
The company's philosophy: "Simple, but enough". Klairs believe in "simple skincare" using a minimal number of products catered to the exact skin type to produce the best results.
Here's my review of the product:
Product Name: Dear,Klairs Supple Preparation Toner
This toner is best known for use for sensitive skin because of its "deep moisturizing, cleansing and soothing effect; it balances pH level and also contains natural and botanical extracts".
Just like its name, "it helps to prepare the skin to absorb products well to follow and boosting their effectiveness".
It comes in a 180 ml bottle and a box.
As stated earlier, I ordered this from an online seller at QAR 130.
How to use:
Use a cotton ball or you can also use your palm, but I suggest using the cotton. :)
Since the weather started changing, so does my skin!
I had a lot of breakouts and my skin got too dry - I have been coming to work bare-faced as I am only putting moisturizer for almost two weeks.
Dear,Klairs Toner helped a lot to reduce and minimize the itchiness of my blemishes.
It somehow reduced the redness too.
Definitely, I will restock more of this toner.
The scent is fresh too and it gives the skin that cooling effect.
I am using this in the morning (before my moisturizer) and evening (before my night serum) and it is working very well with them so far.
Rate: I am giving this product 4 out of 5.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
It's been awhile since I've done a product review.
I was quite a bit busy and was not able to catch up with the writing.
Anyhow, here's a quick recap of the products that I discovered recently from The Body Shop.
1) Seaweed Line
|I heart Seaweed!|
Actually, I was about to buy the one from a bit pricey brand since I have a love of breakouts and blemishes lately but it so happened that they don't have a stall in the mall that I had recently gone to.
The best option that I have is The Body Shop.
After using this scrub, you will really feel that your face is squeaky clean.
As for the clay mask, I can only say the same thing.
I use it every week and it did help me manage my breakouts.
The price is at QAR 90 to 130 as far as I can remember for each so I can say that it is of midrange price but they also last.
I have these for almost 3 months now so they deserved two thumbs up.
2) Fresh Sorbet Blush
|Blush. Blush. Blush.|
I grabbed these when my friend and I had gone for coffee.
Priced at QAR 15, these are great finds.
They are super pigmented and I think it should be used on a freshly moisturized, bare face and not on top of the foundation.
3) Vitamin E Overnight Serum
|Vitamin E Serum|
I've tried some oils and serums but so far this one is the best.
I normally put it before I go to bed and after the first use, I already observed that my skin is more supple and brightened a bit.
Also, a few drops goes a long way so thumbs up for this one too.
Do you have any recent beauty finds?