I recently just emptied the skincare products I use that my Dermatologist gave to me. So, I have decided to explore the market and look for lot better options. I guess this newfound courage to try other products emerged because of how good my skin […]
It was three months ago when I shared my skin care routine for oily skin and the products I was using as recommended by my Dermatologist. The journey was good, slow but good. I have gotten the results I wanted all throughout that treatment. But then […]
I believe it was a year ago when I learned about the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless foundation. It was that kind of product that I’ve been wanting to try out for so long but couldn’t. It seemed to be, from what I’ve been hearing, a very […]
I recently just emptied the skincare products I use that my Dermatologist gave to me. So, I have decided to explore the market and look for lot better options. I guess this newfound courage to try other products emerged because of how good my skin feels right now. The face toner was the first product that got empty. I wasn’t really in the mood nor do I have time to book an appointment with my doctor just because of a toner. Also, I’ve been wanting to get a different product just to see if I could get faster results.
And so, I went to a Japanese store near our place but not for the purpose of buying a toner. I was actually just going to buy a makeup remover. But, plans changed and I got caught up with all sorts of products that I suddenly got two products in my shopping bag.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only woman with the experience (wink).
Anyway, I came across this face toner as I was looking for the makeup remover (and maybe something else). What immediately caught my attention was how pretty it looks. I mean, how many face toners have you seen that has real flower petals inside of them? Right? And that it comes in this cute, chubby bottle. I thought to myself, “I have to buy it.”
So, when I learned that it’s a Rose water facial toner I got excited. I’ve always wanted to try Rose water. I mean, Rose water has been known for decades after decades for being one of the best natural beauty products in the world. Cleopatra had this in her beauty regime.
Rose water actually has tons of benefits and it is good for all skin types. It has astringent properties that help tone and clean pores. It also controls excess oils in the face (Yay for me), reduces skin problems like acne, redness, scars, wrinkles and fine lines, and it has antioxidant properties that help strengthen our skin cells. But most importantly, it is perfect for hydrating and moisturizing the skin.
You can actually make your own Rose water but if you’re like me who have limited to no access to roses (or any flowers), this one is a good bargain. It didn’t even make much of a dent in my pocket since it only cost 99 pesos or two bucks. But make sure if you’re on a hunt for Rose water, it is 100% pure.
I’ve been really loving it. I didn’t get any skin irritation or whatsoever. My skin actually feels softer, more hydrated and no sign of oiliness since it is water. I am also thinking of putting a few drops in my moisturizer. Also, the scent really helps a lot. I’ve read that it can really relax your mind and body.
I will definitely be using it more and maybe stick to it for a few months or so. But I’ll be sure to try to make my own soon.
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An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.
I am officially in love with this book! Hands down to Sophie Kinsella for writing such amazing books all the time. I just read the book for like two and a half days and if I weren’t busy with school stuff I’d probably finish it in one sitting. Yes, that’s how engrossed I was with this book. I am just too psyched to tell everyone how I feel and think about this book. I’m literally bubbling inside with excitement as I write this down. It’s a definite MUST-HAVE. I’m not kidding.
It’s one of those books that tackles about mental illness in a light, friendly approach that definitely tells you that the author is considerate and mean no offense to those that have them.
“Life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn’t matter if you slip down. As long as you’re kind of heading more or less upwards. That’s all you can hope for. More or less upward.”
Ever since I read the first chapter, I’ve found myself falling in love with their dysfunctional family. I could almost see the scenes unfold right before my very eyes. I would go further and say they could be a part of a funny sitcom and Anne Turner – Audrey’s mom – would totally rock the whole thing. And don’t start me with her love-hate relationship with her son, Frank. Those two would be the perfect duo. I mean, crazy “Daily Mail obsessed” mom + stubborn “video game obsessed” teen? Who wouldn’t want to see them together?
This book is defo for those who are just looking for something funny and lighthearted story and at the same time very much well-written. I simply love the humour. It’s not trying too hard, it just comes off completely funny. The characters compliment each other and they have helped a lot in supporting the whole story and it is nice how they’ve developed all throughout the story.
I also love how the story doesn’t focus much on her love interest or it doesn’t try to make it all romantic and stuff like that coz it doesn’t come off as cliche. And in my opinion, Linus is much more of a helping hand. He’s not basically the sole reason Audrey conquered it all, he’s more of an inspiration. It mainly just focused on Audrey and her development, how she’s conquering her illness and it’s amazing how positive her character is. And I think this book gives way to those people who aren’t well aware of anxiety disorder, it makes them understand it at some point.
There are lessons that this book offers, about life and relationship with people. Each phrase holds something meaningful in them that we could all use as an inspiration in our daily lives. “…that’s what life is. We’re all on a jagged graph. I know I am. Up a bit. Down a bit. That’s life.”
Alas, I highly recommend this to everyone out there.