Outfit: Dress from Max and Hazel; Bag from Ladymojo;
People always complain about Monday Blues but Monday's are seldom "blue" for me. I always find myself dreading the end of the week more than the start of the week recently.
By Wednesday, it's realisation time that XYZ things that needs to be done is not done and I'm only left with Thursday and Friday before the week concludes.
Recently, I've been trying my best to dedicate my weekends to things less work related like church on Saturday's and Jon time on Sunday.
I try my best to reschedule all shoots that are on weekends to weekdays and mostly turn down event invites that happen on weekends. Time now has become so much more precious ever since I've left my full time job in the bank because I really feel that every single minute, second and passing hour of the day is in my hands, and I have to make the most out of it.
Today's Ash Wednesday and it also marks the start of Lent. I am hoping to be able to shut off my computer by 2AM (latest) every single night and spend at least 30 minutes each day to reflect--
about time to feed my soul :)
So anyway, today's outfit features this premium fashion brand-- Max and Hazel. I'm wearing one of their featured items-- the Kendel Bejewelled Dress.
The key highlight of this gorgeous piece is the beautiful embellishments around the neckline as well as the carefully thought out gathers at the waist, creating this nicely streamlined flair waist-down.
Of course, quality and cut from Max and Hazel can be well trusted. You're definitely paying the price for good workmanship and superior fabric material.
Featuring: MAX AND HAZEL
Put this dress on with a smile, and charm the world!
Happy Mid Week, guys.
"I've got designer bags under my eyes."
Eye bags have been my biggest concern since eternity because I've not been getting good sleep.
Fatigue is just one of the many causes of tired-looking eyes but I believe it is the main contributing factor for me.
I mean, I know age is also catching up but as best as I can, I am trying to maintain my youth for as long as possible. While caucasian women tend to age with wrinkle lines forming around the eye area, aging asian women tend to show dark eye circles and puffy eye bags.
My current lifestyle isn't the most optimal.
My diet is not great. I skip some meals and over eat at others. I know for a fact that my body definitely lacks in certain vitamins because I do not eat a balanced meal every day. I always eat more of the food I like.
I sleep around 4-6 hours at least 3-4 times a week. I am always complaining of being tired.
I put on eye make up at least 5 times a week and I do not spend much time in caring for my face. Removing make up is always quite a tedious process and I tend to rub my eyes a lot because my eyes get easily irritated.
I try to pamper myself with masks and scrubs once in a while but they're too far and few between.
I've done some research about the main causes of eye bags and it was a wake up call for me that my day to day habits absolutely fit the bill.
If most of the below pointers describe you at present moment, I hope you'll find this post useful :)
-Teenager entering adulthood: Collagen levels decline with age. #hardtruth
-Lack of sleep: Fatigue results in poor circulation of blood.
-Poor diet: Salty food causes water retention which may inevitably cause puffy eyes
-Sinus/Allergies: This causes a lot of scratching/rubbing of your eyes
-Sun Exposure: UV Rays may cause pigmentation, especially around the under eye area.
The Moisture White™ Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream is quite a success story for me.
I have been using this for about 2-3 weeks now and I really love how it can hide my tired looking eyes so well. My friends used to tell me that I look like I haven't had enough sleep the night before but I've stopped receiving such remarks anymore, even on days I live on minimal sleep.
It's become a personal habit to put the 2 in 1 brightening eye cream in the fridge before I sleep because I always look forward to the experience of applying it on my eyes first thing in the morning.
It's like a simple "perk me up"! :)
The applicator made of a premium metal micro-circulating massager sits below my eye sockets perfectly and gliding it across is really easy.
The massaging helps to improve blood and lymphatic circulation.
For me, it is always the experience of using the product that will get me hooked on it and want to keep using it over and over again. Otherwise, it would just be another product which I add to my shelf of old skin care products that are for display.
The key ingredients of this amazing complex are the following:
- Shiso Herb
- Vitamin C
- Community Fair Trade Organic Aloe Vera
I've managed to experience optimal results because I've been using this 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream with the Moisture White Shiso Whitening Serum and the Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside.
The serum has an extremely light weight texture that is non-greasy nor sticky or oily. It has certainly helped me with achieving more radiant-looking skin.
The BB Serum is a wonderful product for that additional finish touch. It provides a great coverage on top of all the skin benefits it promises. It contains SPF as well to protect the skin from further darkening.
Just a tiny bit goes a really long way. :) This small bottle can definitely last for a good amount of time!
Head over to any The Body Shop store to check out this really awesome range! Let me know what you think of it and if it's worked out for you like the way it did for me!
Lots of Love,
Thought I'd share this video with you guys cos I personally find it very meaningful.
I was just considering how much $$$ we spend in a day and I think my spending is pretty average for my age group. I go out once in a while but not too often and I try to scrimp and save where ever possible.
Here's my personal breakdown for today:
$20 for lunch
$1.50 for Mr Bean
$3.00 for Dinner
$2.00 for Fruit Juice
My activities today revolved around church so I didn't go anywhere. Collected stock in the morning and spent the early afternoon at home to sort out my mails.
Yet, my expenditure racked up to almost $30. That converted to Peso's would go such a long way.
Because of our strong dollar, a $2 bill may seem pretty small and insignificant to us but i think it is quite mind boggling if we give actually some thought about how much that dollar can stretch and how far it can go.
(I mean, the cost of my fruit juice alone is 2 bucks!!!!)
(I mean, the cost of my fruit juice alone is 2 bucks!!!!)
This is not a paid ad, but I hope you guys will show your support to this meaningful cause by liking the FACEBOOK Page. I'm sure you can find out more about how you can contribute through there as well.
A really small act can go a very long way. :)